Transcript of Judge Kevin Costello’s August 23, 1918, Decision in the Case Seeking to Uncover Whose Behind the Illinois Integrity Fund’s Mailings Smearing Joe Tirio

Below is the court transcript of Judge Kevin Costello’s decision on allowing McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio to proceed with his court efforts to learn which of Jack Franks’ allies were behind the defamatory mailings made by Breaker Press and … Continue reading

Will Associate Judge Kevin Costello Run for Circuit Court Judge?

Here is the map for the 3rd Judicial Subdistrict: Justin Hansen has just been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to replace Judge Michael Sullivan. If Hansen has connections to the Republican Party in McHenry County, they have yet to … Continue reading

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

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

Jack Franks’ Hit Piece Smearing Ally’s Printer Ordered to Identify Perpetrators by Thursday

Breaker Press, the printer and mail house that sent defamatory post cards against McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio and four County Board candidates critical of Board Chairman Jack Franks has been order to reveal the identities of those responsible … Continue reading

Federal Judge Refuses to Stop McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum

The coalition of Democrats and Independents supporting a continued independent McHenry Township lost in Federal Court Friday when Judge Frederick Kapala agreed with the reasoning of Township Attorney James Militello III. The decision is below: ORDER Plaintiffs’ motion for temporary … Continue reading

McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum on the Fall Ballot, Dillon’s Rule Rules

“Victory!” was the way McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson put it after Judge Kevin Costello issued his ruling on the effort of Road District consolidation opponents to derail the November referendum. Haven’t got the decision yet, but Anderson said the … Continue reading

County Clerk Candidate Joe Tirio Moves Forward Toward Learning Which Jack Franks Allies, aka, Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund, Sent Out Post Cards Calling Him a Crook with a Secret Slush Fund

Judge Kevin Costello put McHenry County Recorder of Deeds and County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio one court date away form bring able to find out who is behind the anonymous Illinois Integrity Fund. Thursday afternoon there was a hard-fought battle … Continue reading