Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 28

Jack Franks

Jack Franks

State Rep. Jack Franks makes a big deal about being against gambling.

He even spoke to a Patriots United debate between slot machine salesmen and opponents of video gambling.

But, when it comes time to raising money, he’s not so much against gambling.

Consider these 2012 contributions:

The I’m Against Gambling Except for Contributions

  • $500 – Arlington Park Racetrack, Arlington Heights
  • $500 – Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Las Vegas, NV

Franks vowed he would not run again for State Representative.

Nine terms would be enough to get him an almost $60,000 a year pension for his part-time job.

He would run for McHenry County Board instead.

However, on Sunday, May 15th, the day he was slated for the Chairman slot, Franks told Pete Gonigam this about Franks not running for both offices:

“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.


Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 28 — 4 Comments

  1. Caesers Entertainment (the gambling company not the pizza company) filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in US Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois for some of its properties in 2015 including Horseshoe Joliet (Illinois), Horseshoe Metropolis (Illinois), Horseshoe Hammond (Indiana) and Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

    Maybe that’s one reason we have not seen more of a push for a Chicago casino.

    The video gambling establishments are popping up all over the place.

    The purported reason for video gambling was that establishments were making illegal payouts, so why not make it legal and collect tax and licensing revenue.

    Well the result has been more gambling establishments in Illinois neighborhoods.

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