You might want to read the Chicago Tribune’s take on the latest development in McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio’s legal quest to discover which one of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ allies besmirched his reputation.
If so, click on the headline below:
Who paid for ‘Crooked Joe’ election flyers? Judge orders release of names behind McHenry candidate smear campaign
This is the image on the Tribune’s web site:
This is one off reporter Amanda Marrazzo’s article:
Whoever was behind these flyers — which Tirio’s lawyer claims were sent to thousands of homes during last spring’s primary election in McHenry County, where he ran for clerk — they apparently didn’t have the intended effect: Tirio won the seat and was sworn in last week.
The article also alludes to the violation of state election law by the so-called “Illinois Integrity Fund:”
Nor is any organization with that moniker registered with the Illinois State Board of Elections, even though any entity spending more than $5,000 on political campaigns is required by law to register — and Tirio’s camp asserts that the printing and distribution of multiple flyers would “vastly exceed” that threshold.
Who paid for the mailings is due to be revealed in writing today, according to Associate Judge Kevin Costello’s court order.