Jack Franks’ Inspector General Power Grab Fails to Gain Approval of Finance Committee

While I have not listened to the audio of yesterday’s McHenry County Finance Committee, I have been told that Chairman Jack Franks’ effort to fund a newly-conceived “Inspector General” did not make the cut for next year’s budget. It is … Continue reading

Jack Franks Criticized for Loss of Temper

From former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Here We Go Again… Drunk With Power and Self Importance! For all intents and purposes… it appears we are once again, forced to witness the “county emperor’s” irrational impulses as he stomps … Continue reading

Jack Franks Sneaks $98,000 Inspector General in Supplemental Budget for Tuesday Night Meeting

Although approved by no committee of which I am aware, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has put $98,000 in the supplementary budget for next year. If approved, the position of Inspector General would be under the people who need … Continue reading

Job Description of Jack Franks’ Inspector General

Here is what was presented on Jack Franks’ behalf by McHenry County Administrator Peter Austin: = = = = = If you would like to contract your County Board members, their email addressed are below: <[email protected]>, Chris Christensen <[email protected]>, Christopher … Continue reading

County Auditor Shannon Teresi Attacks Jack Franks’ Inspector General Proposal as Duplicative, Waste of Taxpayers Money

Yesterday McHenry County Blog revealed in an article by former County Board member Ersel Schuster the second step in the plot of Board Chairman Jack Franks to get rid of an independently elected County Auditor. Step one was when Franks … Continue reading

Will Parking Be Tight at Tonight’s GOP McHenry VFW Meeting to Nominate Shannon Teresi?

With the Northwest Herald and the Chicago Tribune With the Northwest Herald and the Chicago Tribune running articles about the McHenry VFW’s Queen of Heaths raffle, plus an expected youth baseball game, the parking may be scarce for the 7 … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Gets GOP Fall Ballot Nod for McHenry County Auditor

On Tuesday, Chief Deputy Auditor Shannon Teresi was voted Board to serve out the remaining months of retired County Auditor Pam Palmer’s term by the McHenry County Board. She was nominate by Democratic Party Board Chairman after GOP members made it … Continue reading

GOP Will Pick Fall Auditor Candidate Wednesday

Five people applied for the post of McHenry County Auditor, which became vacant when Pam Palmer retired. Tuesday McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks will offer the name of Chief Deputy Auditor Shannon Teresi as Palmer’s replacement through the rest … Continue reading

Jack Franks Bows to GOP Wishes That Shannon Teresi Be Appointed County Auditor

Shortly after McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer annpunced her retirement, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks appeared in a Northwest Herald article announcing that he wanted to abolish the office. In the same article former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading

MCC Currently Has No Internal Auditor in Place

Internal Auditor Processes Never Approved by MCC Board A FOIA request to MCC for “Any reports or docments written by Nancy Gonsiorek regarding internal auditing while Gonsiorek was working for/with MCC prompted the following response by FOIA officer Christina Haggerty: … 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

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

Shannon Teresi Campaigning for County Auditor Appointment

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer resigned last month. Her top assistant was Shannon Teresi, the woman now running the office. She has an impressive resume, published previously. Last night she attended McHenry County Board member Michael Rein’s Woodstock fundraiser. That’s … Continue reading

Five Applicants Vying For Open County Auditor Position

2 Men, 3 Women Apply A friend of McHenry County Blog sent a FOIA response with details on the applicants for the Auditor position that Chairman Jack Franks is seeking to fill. Candidates seeking the nomination are: Nancy Gonsiorek, CPA … Continue reading

Second Candidate for County Auditor, Shannon Teresi, Certified Fraud Examiner, Surfaces

Candidates’ Opinions Differ On Abolishing the Auditor Monday was the last day interested persons could email their resume and cover letter to County Board Chairman Jack Franks for a chance at filling the Auditor position. CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner … Continue reading

Why do We Need a County Auditor?

From McHenry County Board candidate Ersel Schuster: Auditor’s Position in McHenry County Board Chairman’s Crosshairs Is it my imagination; or, have you also noticed the number of irresponsible, inappropriate actions of our county board since the first chairman was elected … Continue reading

Employee Christmas Present Fleece Jackets from County Clerk Mary McClellan That Former Auditor Pam Palmer Refused to Pay with Tax Dollars

In January of 2017, McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan presented County Auditor Pam Palmer with bills for fleece jackets. Palmer refused to pay them. The bills, totaling $663.20 from Marengo’s Hyperstitch, Inc., are below: Here’s is Palmer’s explanation of what … Continue reading