In 2014, Tonya Franklin was willing to take on Democrat Jack Franks, but the Republican Party would not allow her a weekend to obtain hundreds of petition signatures. At the end of March, Franklin said this in an article comment:
“We just closed on property in Wisconsin…. “Exit stage right.”
In the last four years, McHenry County has lost 1,543 people, while the state as a whole gained 43,918 in population. Quite a comedown from being the fastest growing county in Illinois for three-four decades in a row.