In an article about Jack Franks deciding to run for McHenry County Board Chairman Reboot’s Madeleine Doubek wrote,
He talked about the political games of passing bills only to see them die in the other chamber or somewhere down the line.
In fact, that just happened to Franks in a high-profile way recently.
He had a constitutional amendment to reform the way legislative districts are drawn in Illinois.
His plan was to have the Illinois Supreme Court oversee the process.
Talk about games. The Illinois Supreme Court also is a political body.
I suspected Franks knew he was being used all along as he offered up the plan and told us Madigan was supporting it.
He swears he didn’t.
“I must have been duped,” he told me.
“I really didn’t see it coming.”
Franks has served in Springfield for over 17 years.
When Jack Franks announced that he was running for Chairman of the McHenry County Board, did he dupe every reporter but Pete Gonigam?
Sunday, May 15th, Gonigam reported,
“Franks qualified that saying he’d give up the Rep. race if the Committee can pick another candidate who’s both ‘electable’ and holds a political outlook consistent with his own.”
Has Jack Franks filed a Withdrawal of Candidacy statement yet?
Check whether Franks has filed the form yet, by clicking here.
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- Jack Franks on Reapportionment: “Do as I say, not as I did.”
- Jack Franks Reapportionment Ploy Gets Result He Wants
The Northwest Herald ran a fawning editorial after the Constitutional Amendment passed the House.
No mention was made that Franks redrew his legislative district lines so that a potential opponent would not be in it the first time and to get rid of those pesky Spring Grove precincts where voters favored John O’Neill in 2010.