Detail of What Happened in Court Featuring Revelation of Jack Franks’ Allies Who Sent Mail Smearing Joe Tirio’s Name

Susan Handelsman was in the courtroom taking notes Friday at the trial in which McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio was seeking to discover who was responsible for the numerous hit pieces aimed at ruining his reputation. This morning she wrote … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ 2000 Campaign Manager Revealed as Researcher for Joe Tirio Smear Pieces

With the threat of a stay in McHenry County’s gray bar hotel, Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski spilled the beans regarding the identity of those behind the notorious hit pieces mailed against Joe Tirio’s McHenry County Clerk campaign. The printed … Continue reading

“John Doe,” Claiming to be Part of Illinois Integrity Fund, Asks to Join Case Against Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer to Seek Minimum Contempt of Court Penalty

The court case that Joe Tirio has filed against Breaker Press, the printer of postcards designed to nominate GOP opponent Janice Dalton County Clerk and, non-coincidentally, help the fall campaign of Democrat Andrew Giorgi, gets stranger and stranger. The suspense … Continue reading

Appellate Court Denies Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer’s Appeal to Stop Illinois Integrity Fund Identification Process

Breaker Press and Janice Dalton, sued to find out who was responsible for sending smear mailings to hurt the campaign of McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio, filed an appeal with the 2nd Appellate Court to prevent Associate Judge Kevin … Continue reading

Jail for Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer and Losing GOP County Clerk Candidate?

That’s what McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio’s attorney Philip Prossnitz proposes be the penalty for their attorney Natalie Harris’ refusal to turn over the identity of the Jack Franks’ allies who sent postcards smearing Tirio and other Franks’ critics last … Continue reading

NWH Never, Never Mentions Jack Franks’ Name in Articles about the Illinois Integrity Fund’s Smear Mailings

The Northwest Herald builds on the documents from Breaker Press attorney Natalie Harris published yesterday on McHenry County Blog in an article today. Despite the fact that mailings by Breaker Press in the Republican Primary Election attacked only vocal opponents … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Smear Mailing Ally Uses Court Order Appeal to Further Delay Identity Revelation

During the March 2018 primary slanderous and defamatory fliers were mailed to thousands of households in McHenry County. The mailings were done by an organization that called itself the Illinois Integrity Fund. The cost for the three mailings was in … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Tirio for County Clerk

Against an invisible opponent who filed for bankruptcy the day she filed for the Repuboican nomination for County Clerk, the Northwest Herald endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe for County Clerk. It probably helped that Tirio fulfilled his 2016 … Continue reading

NWH Features Bankruptcy Petition of McClellan Choice for County Clerk Successor

The Northwest Herald features a story on one of the Republican candidates running for the party nomination for McHenry County Clerk–Janice Dalton, also known as Janice Jones. Dalton filed for bankruptcy, making her financial dealings fair game for the newspaper. … Continue reading

Two More Candidates for McHenry County Office

Toward the end of the filing period, two more people filed for McHenry County Office. Incumbent Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn presented petitions for re-election. She is a Republican and, unless Democrats decide to slate a candidate, Schermerhorn will … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Draws GOP Opponent for County Clerk

According to the McHenry County Clerk’s web site, McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio, who based his campaign for that office on eliminating that elected official, putting it under the County Clerk, has drawn an opponent for County Clerk. Her name … Continue reading