Short and Sweet Resolution Making McHenry County Primary Election Legal

Despite McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellans opinion that the Clerk has sole authority over elections, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks had the below resolution added to the county board’s Monday regular meeting agenda. Squeaking in under the 48 hour … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Comments on Polling Location Changes, Cites State Statute

The following comment was posted by McHenry County Recorder and candidate for County Clerk, Joe Tirio under previous blog post Jack Franks Bailing Out Mary McClellan: This story was brought to my attention and I thought it might be interesting … Continue reading

Jack Franks Bailing Out Mary McClellan

Last Minute Agenda Change to Make Primary Election Valid As reported earlier, state law requires the County Board to approve changes in polling places. County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Oversight May Invalidate Tuesday Election McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, an attorney … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Miffed at Jack Franks’ Arbitrary Refusal to Put Student Safety Measure on County Board Agenda

McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn is not a happy camper at McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ refusal to put a contract to hire a fingerprinting vendor contract on the Board agenda even though the Public Health … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Sends Letter on Behalf of Candidates Being Attacked by Jack Franks’ Allies

Here is a letter that District 6 McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster is sending to prospective voters. It has the advantage of being stuffed with relevant information about the election. It has the disadvantage of having a lot of … Continue reading

Group Trying to Defeat McHenry County’s Only Black Elected Official Calls His Supporters “Racists”

Only readers of McHenry County Blog have any idea of the sleazy mailings being put out by Jack Franks allies in an attempt to defeat those who dare question Jack Franks’ efforts to have total control of County government not … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Backers Target County Board Member Chuck Wheeler

Despite having made a countywide and two County Board District mailings a new Political Action Committee calling itself “Illinois Integrity Fund” still has not filed its existence with the Illinois State Board of Elections. A  post card attacking District 4 … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Seeks Support in Campaign to Replace Pam Palmer as County Auditor

The top person in the McHenry County Auditor’s Office after the retirement of Pam Palmer on January 5th is Shannon Teresi. Palmer’s replacement will be appointed by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks. His only restriction is that the person … Continue reading

Pop-Up Committee Reminiscent of Committee that Attacked Steve Reick Mails

Something called the “Illinois Integrity Fund” from 2815 Forbs Avenue in Hoffman Estates, 60192, seems to be the dark money source for those opposing Jack Franks’ push toward total control of McHenry County government. Looks a lot like the “Government … Continue reading

Jack Franks Wanted to Have Cal Skinner Arrested

We’re back to McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ paranoia. He thinks he is important enough that someone would want to kill him. [Cue canned laughter.] He pretends that he was scared for his life (and his family’s) when a … Continue reading

Retired County Auditor’s Top Assistant Shannon Teresi Announces Candidacy for Fall Election

A press release from former McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer’s top assistant: SHANNON TERESI, A SHINING EXAMPLE OF GOOD GOVERNMENT, RUNNING FOR THE MCHENRY COUNTY AUDITOR POSITION [CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 2018]— Shannon Teresi, a Republican candidate and Crystal Lake … Continue reading