The State Board of Elections will hold its next hearing on the objection of Woodstock’s Ronald Eck to Republican Steve Reick’s petitions next Wednesday, January 13th, in Chicago at 10 AM.
The objection was filed by Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Business Representative Eck after Jack Franks’ ally Jeff Lichte filed petitions in the Republican Primary.
Theresa Lichte gave $250 to Franks in 2010.
The goal, of course, is to make sure that Franks has no problem in the fall.
House Speaker Michael Madigan regularly uses this tactic.
If Steve Reick is not on the fall ballot, House Speaker Mike Madigan will have the opportunity to “convince” Franks to vote for something about which his constituents would object.
Attorney for Reick is John Fogarty.
Representing Eck is Jim Nally.
The hearing officer is Philip Krasny.
The Board of Elections will decide on the petition challenge recommendations of its hearing officers at its January 20th meeting.