GOP Recommends Joe Gottemoller to Fill Out Mike Walkup’s Term on County Board

A press release from the McHenry County Republican Party: Joe Gottemoller Endorsed by McHenry County Republican Central Committee for County Board Dist 3 McHenry County Republican Central committee endorses recently former County Board member Joe Gottemoller to fill the vacancy … Continue reading

Jack Franks Nominates Republican Joe Gottemoller, Who Lost Board Race, to Replace Mike Walkup on County Board

Former County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller was has been recommended for appointment to replace Mike Walkup, who resigned late last year. Gottemoller was bested for the opportunity to run against Franks for Board Chairman in the 2016 GOP Primary Election … Continue reading

GOP Seeks Candidates to Replace Mike Walkup in District 3

A press release from the McHenry County Republican Party: GOP Seeking McHenry County Board Vacancy Applicants for District 3 McHenry County, Ill. – McHenry County is seeking qualified candidates to apply to succeed County Board member Michael Walkup, who resigned … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Finally Recognizes Jack Franks Lies

When Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski told the Friday courtroom that he had heard that McHenry County Board that he had heard that Jack Franks was involved Franks’ charade of non-involvement collapsed. Of course, it was obvious to anyone with … Continue reading

Republicans Search for Mike Walkup Replacement

From McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen: The County Board Chairman has just announced the vacancy in Board District 3 of the seat previously occupied by Mike Walkup. As some of you know, Mr. Walkup tendered his resignation effective … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Announces Resignation from County Board, Jack Franks Will Appoint Replacement

I was at the District 155 High School Board meeting Tuesday night and didn’t bother to listen to the concurrent McHenry County Board meeting tape. Had I, I would have heard District 3 County Board member Mike Walkup announce his … Continue reading

Board of Elections Hearings on Complaints Made by Jack Franks’ Supporter This Morning

Ronald Eck, a member of Jack Franks’ fundraising Host Committees in years past filed complaints against Joe Tirio and the McHenry County Republican Party concerning legal fees used to finance the suit against the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund. The hearings … Continue reading

Craig Wilcox Asks about Mike Walkup’s McHenry County Board Law and Government Committee Absences

Not quite sure what brought me to the June 4th minutes of the McHenry County Board’s Law and Government Committee minutes, but this paragraph under “Member Comments” caught my attention: Mr. Wilcox noted this is the fifth committee meeting that … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Personal Agenda & Secret Legal Opinion Trumps State’s Attorney’s Opinion re Committee Chairman’s Control of Committee Agendas – Part 2

The Committee then proceeded to complain about the lack of availability of meeting agenda packet information to Committee Chairman Aavang . MIchele Aavang, chairing the meeting, agreed that agendas have not been readily available in a timely fashion. She also stated she … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Personal Agenda & Secret Legal Opinion Trumps State’s Attorney’s Opinion re Committee Chairman’s Control of Committee Agendas – Part 1

The following was written by a Friend of McHenry County Blog: RE-DIRECTED, STONE WALLED, OBFUSCATED AND IGNORED Describing How County Board Member Concerns Are Addressed By The County Board Chairman As He Continues To Break Board Rules and Waste Taxpayer Money … Continue reading

The McHenry County Board Minority’s Argument Against Granting Jack Franks Retroactive Approval for His Patronage Hire

McHenry County Blog reported in a timely fashion the names of those McHenry County Board members who voted to approve the highly irregularly hired patronage employees by Jack Franks last Christmas, but they seem worth posting against they are again before … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ County Official Pension Elimination Issue Tabled at Franks’ Request

The McHenry County Board tabled discussion on eliminating pensions for countywide elected officials without discussion from anyone except Chairman Jack Franks. No discussion. Just a hurried voice vote. But immediately after County Board member Mike Walkup gave an explanation of … Continue reading

Franks’ Patronage Push Loses in First County Board Committee

The patronage employees that Jack Franks hired without County Board authorization around Christmas last year did not received a reprieve in the Internal Services Committee yesterday. After Franks prevailed upon County Administrator Peter Austin to exceed the hiring authority granted … Continue reading

Jack Franks Seems to Be Saying that If He Can’t Have a Pension as County Board Chairman, No Countywide Officials Should Get One

Appearing apparently from the head of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is a resolution for next Wednesday’s Human Resources Committee that would end pensions for all countywide officials. Franks certainly wants citizens to think that he led, whether he … Continue reading

Jack Franks Seeks Leasing Agent for Valley Hi Nursing Home Without County Board Involvement

In a move of which no McHenry County Board member attending State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s fundraiser last night was aware, Jack Franks has asked for Requests for Proposals to lease Valley Hi, the County nursing home. One member of the … Continue reading

A Strategy for Eliminating Township Government in Municipalities

There is little doubt that township government provides little service to folks in cities and villages. Assessment of property is the only function that touches every home and business owner. True, municipalities receives a portion of road taxes, but obviously, … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Incumbents Win in Nunda Township

They weren’t on the same slate, but Lee Jennings was re-elected Supervisor, Appointed Assessor Mark Dzemske won a full-term and incumbent Mike Lesperance won another four years as Road Commissioner. Results posted on election night by the McHenry County Clerk … Continue reading