The First Electric Newspaper was the first to find out the names of those wanting to represent McHenry County on the RTA Board.
Whoever is selected will replace Al Jourdan, someone supportive of the almost successful efforts to defeat the first Mayor Daley’s efforts to have the suburbs subsidize the Chicago Transit Authority.
- Dennis L. Adams, McHenry
- Frank C. Cuda, McHenry
- John Darger, Crystal Lake
- Blake Hobson, Lakewood
- Kelly Liebmann, Wonder Lake
- Richard H. Jackson, Crystal Lake
- Thomas J. Moore, Huntley
- Robert K. O’Halloran, Harvard
- Lyn A. Orphal, Crystal Lake
- John J. Smith, McHenry
- Edward C. Varga, Richmond
All provided resumes except Moore and Smith.
You can find the submitted resumes here.
If I had to guess, it would not be any of them.
“Hell No Jack” will want it, then she can appoint Lyn to Metra.
Smith without a doubt
This is easy — John J. Smith, owner of Smith Engineering in McHenry. Smith himself, as well as Smith Engineering has contributed $244,455.37 from the mid 1990s to various candidates and Republican organizations.
Some of the highlights include:
Jourdan Committee to Preserve & Project Good Government $5,000;
- Citizens for Mikan $5,000;
- Rosemary Kurtz $1,000;
- Rod Blagojevich $1,000;
- Jack Franks $500;
- George Ryan $2,000;
- Karen McConnaughay $1,500;
- Tom Cross/House Republicans $5,391
It will surely be a crony.
They will not care that we expect this.
They will do it anyway.
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