A Quadruple Whopper from “Illinois Integrity Fund”

Dark Money Mud Slinging Now Includes Former State Rep. Despite former State Rep. Cal Skinner being awarded custody of his daughter after the alleged incident, the slander seems to surface every election. The allegations on the libelous mailer received yesterday … Continue reading

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

Fraternite Notre Dame Settlement Lacks Transparency

Added to the McHenry County Board’s Regular Meeting scheduled one day before the Primary Election, Monday at 10am, is a “Resolution authorizing the settlement of Fraternite Notre Dame v. County of McHenry 15 CV 50312.” You may remember that County … 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

Chuck Wheeler Praised for Caring for Animals by Board of Health Member

Laura Hatch, a member of the McHenry County Board of Health,  wrote the following letter to the Northwest Herald about McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler.  It is reprinted with permision of its author. Chuck Wheeler really cares To the … 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

Jack Franks’ Allies Focus on Criticizing Michael Rein

As predictable as wet sidewalks during a thunderstorm was a hit piece against one of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ harshest critics, Woodstock’s Michael Rein. Here’s what allies of THE CHAIRMAN calling themselves the “Illinois Integrity Fund”have sent out: … Continue reading

Why Did District 4 Count Board Candidate Steve Bellmore Give an Incomplete Answer to the NWH about Previous Elected Offices Held?

When Steve Bellmore, the candidate selected to knock Jack Franks critique Chuck Wheeler off the County Board, filled out his questionnaire for the Northwest Herald, he gave an incomplete answer to the following question: Elected office held: Bellmore’s reply was … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 5

This is the fifth page of questions from the NorWest Republican Organization.  All McHenry County Board candidates in the area were sent questionnaires. It appears there are questions as to who received the NorWest questionnaire. Here is the content of … 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