Franks Raising Money

Jack Franks' fund raising invitation.

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog ran a story about State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) having spent almost $208,000 or $8.86 per vote.

The “News and Events” page of Franks’ campaign web site highlights a Maggiano’s Little Italy fund raiser in Chicago.

Already we see, thanks to the reporting changes in the Illinois campaign disclosure law, that entities have contributed $1,000 each. They are

  • Seth & Michael Gillman, Lincolnwood
  • Intren, Inc., Union

So big money contributions are running 50-50, inside and outside Franks’ district.

$1,000 sounds like a lot, but the categories of contributions include $5,000 and $2,500.  Low rollers can get in for $250.

Chicago Democrats Mike Madigan, Ed Burke and Tom Dart seem to be listed on the invitation as hosts.


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