More Evidence of Democratic Party Infighting

During June, McHenry County Blog ran the court papers in a suit between progressive and organization Democrats. McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 1 McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 2 McHenry Democrats Air … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Support of Bob Miller’s Tenure Evident in Road District Abolition Referendum Support

Republished with permission from Illinois Leaks: McHenry Co. Chairman Jack Franks letter to Algonquin Township is a lie BY JMKRAFT ON JULY 12, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry County, IL. (ECWd) –When we used the term “lie” in the title, we define it … Continue reading

Skillicorn Joins Franks in Calling for Referendum to Put Algonquin Township Road District Under Township Board in 2021

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Franks, Skillicorn Asking Algonquin Township for Referendum to Abolish Highway Department WOODSTOCK, Ill. – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn is joining McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ call for the Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

Craig Wilcox Asks about Mike Walkup’s McHenry County Board Law and Government Committee Absences

Not quite sure what brought me to the June 4th minutes of the McHenry County Board’s Law and Government Committee minutes, but this paragraph under “Member Comments” caught my attention: Mr. Wilcox noted this is the fifth committee meeting that … Continue reading

Fellow Lawyers Think Jack Franks is “Civil”

Reprinted from McHenry Times with permission of the author: McHenry County board chairman Franks receives ‘Civility’ award despite his dust-ups with watchdog groups by W.J. Kennedy Despite a history of ugly clashes with government watchdog groups, Jack Franks, chairman of the … Continue reading

Ray Brown Signs for Certified Letter Sent to Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Hoffman Estates Mailing Address

The allies of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks used the “Illinois Integrity Fund” as its name in attack pieces aimed at Republican Primary Election opponents of  the Democratic Party office holder. Attacked by this anonymous source were County Recorder, … Continue reading

Franks Holds Closed Door Meeting with School Leaders

The time was 11 o’clock. The place was the County Administrative Building. The participants had been summoned by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Frnaks as part of his campaign to convince voters that he had not really promised that their … Continue reading

Pritzker Visits Mainly Closed Stores in Downtown Crystal Lake Sunday

Downtown Crystal Lake is not a hub of activity on Sundays. About half the stores are closed. Nevertheless, that’s where McHenry County Board Chairman and JB Pritzker endorser Jack Franks decided to steer the Democratic candidate for Governor on Sunday, … Continue reading

Jack Franks Called Out for Not Moving to Eliminate Health Benefits for County Board Members

The following letter to the Northwest Herald is from Greenwood Township Trustee Kelly Liebmann and is printed here with her permission: County Board Size a Political Battle It is easy to control, manipulate, reward, and fund the campaigns of a … Continue reading

Franks Replies to School Superintendents’ Counteroffer to Meeting Request

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog published the press release McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks released about his invitation to nine school superintendents and board presidents to meet with him on Thursday. The superintendents said a number had scheduling conflicts, but … Continue reading

School Superintendent’s Reply to Jack Franks’ Command Performance, aka, Publicity Pop

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks posted the following press release after it was published in the Northwest Herald. Franks asked for a meeting right after property tax bills would be received. Problem with that is Franks would have had … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Coming to Crystal Lake Tuesday Night

McHenry County Libertarians will be holding their monthly meeting at the Rib House on Route 176  at the Crystal Lake Rib House, 540 E Terra Both Kirotta  (Route 176) on Tuesday night. Dinner, conversation and drinks will begin at 6:30. … Continue reading

Real Estate Tax Bills Coming Monday

McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller mailed property tax bills on Friday. Since they didn’t come Saturday, I’m guessing they will arrive in most mailboxes Monday. McHenry County Blog will present some analysis, the first portion of which compares what categories … Continue reading