Remember that billboard that Jack Schaffer’s Liberty Outdoor put up in early September?
Just in case you don’t, you can see it below.
Shortly after the message of “No Franks, No Madigan Vote for State Rep. Steve Reick, www.Steve463.com” went up, Metra got a phone call with what Metra characterized as a Freedom of Information request. Read it below:
And, what was the answer provided Franks?
Per our phone conversation and the authorization of the FOIA below from Lynne Corrao, Jack R. Schaffer is receiving a retirement benefit from the Regional Transportation Authority Pension Plan in the amount of $139.90 per month.
So what started this tiff?
You may remember after Phil Pagano killed himself in 2010, Jack Franks suddenly became interested in Metra.
Actually, that interest did not manifest itself until after Liberty Outdoor posted the message you see below on the billboard closest to Jack Franks’ Route 47 office in Woodstock.
After that, Franks started speechifying about how Metra needed reforming and how Jack Schaffer should resign from his Metra Board post.
Schaffer refused to resign, deciding instead to serve out his term, which ended this year.