Oliver Serafini, the most expensive of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks two patronage employees has resigned as “Utility Coordinator” for the County’s Department of Transportation.
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So, I’m told and now remember that the photo posted was not of Serafini. Sorry.
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So, immediately, speculation sprang up as to why the departure.
The rumor has been around for a while that Franks plans to run for Secretary of State.
Last year, long-time incumbent Jesse White announced that he was not running for re-election, but more recently announced that he would tell his intentions at the August 17th brunch of Democratic Party Chairman on Democrat Day during the Illinois State Fair.
Because Herb Franks and his son annually fishes in Canada with White and other Chicago Democratic biggies, some have suggested that Franks, the younger, may have been tipped off early.
In any event, Serafini is out of the McHenry County government picture before the Human Resources Committee got an opportunity to end his employment.
Maybe one of the well-funded gubernatorial campaign hired him.
JB Pritzker is Franks’ favorite candidate. Franks has deployed young people to distribute his literature, as well that of his own.