Details of Sexual Harassments Allegations against Jack Franks Revealed by Springfield Leaks

McHenry County Blog revealed that the Illinois State Police had handed over 1038 pages of evidence gathered during its investigation of sexual abuse by then-State Rep. Jack Franks.

Sangamon State’s Attorney Dan Wright refused to indict Franks,

Springfield Leaks headline on August 14, 2021.

In an article published by Springfield Leaks Sunday comes this introduction:

“Will the public ever find out details of what the sexual harassment complaint was?

“Well, we have.”

The woman in question is revealed to have been Franks’ legislative secretary starting in 2014.

Franks left his legislative office after being elected the first at-large Chairman of the McHenry County Board, finishing his term as a double-dipper in January 2017.

The woman has children. [I add, parenthetically, that many of the Republican’s secretaries were single mothers who needed their jobs.]

“The complainant said that she never was in a romantic relationship with Franks and that he never threatened her and did not bribe her with money, but did offer her better jobs.,” the Springfield Leaks continues.

The details reported about a 2015 session morning visit by his secretary to Franks’ apartment by Springfield Leaks can be found here.

After the apartment incident, Franks reportedly continued improper behavior.

The Springfield Leaks article explains what happened at the office.

A complaint was made to Pam Lassiter, a Mike Madigan Human Resources person, about Franks’ secretary having been seen crying coming out from State Rep. Anthony DeLuca’s closed office.

Madigan’s office turned over the findings of the Speaker’s office’s investigation to the Secretary of State’s Office, which called in the Illinois State Police, who executed a search warrant on Madigan’s office, which led to the first story in the February 1, 2020, Chicago Tribune.

Headline of he story that started the bad publicity for Jack Franks.

The State Police’s extensive report was turned over to Republican State’s Attorney Dan Wright, who decided to do nothing about it.

It has been surmised that Wright did not make his decision not to prosecute Franks public because he was in the midst of a re-election campaign and did not want to take heat from Democratic women in the #MeToo movement, who, inexplicably, never targeted Franks.

WTTW screen shot February 2, 2020.

Franks, also running for re-election, had no incentive to announce the results because that would have led to another round of stories about the accusations.


Details of Sexual Harassments Allegations against Jack Franks Revealed by Springfield Leaks — 33 Comments

  1. Ya butt. How stupid are people that they will STILL go to a man’s apartment to “deliver” something and yet STILL go inside.

    Story sounds fake because it is so unbelievable that someone would let themselves be in such a compromising position.

    I’m sure he is a pig.

    Just shaking my head at how naive some people STILL are!

  2. If that isnt Sexual Assault,(linked story) I dont know what is.

    Unwanted advances, and hands on, from a superior in the workplace and in his home–if they’re not going to press criminal charges, then sue this guy (heard he has dough) into oblivion.

    He should be shunned whenever “encountered” in this County.

    God what a Pig—way worse than Cuomo.

  3. DW should be prosecuted as an accessory then too…

    want to hide chit under a carpet…

    guess what ..

    your on the list too….

  4. Miller or Franks.

    Democrat or Democrat.

    Politicians don’t get charged.

  5. Cindy, stop blaming the victim until you have walked in their shoes. You know better than that.

  6. WOW!

    This makes Gov Cuomo look like a choir boy.

    No wonder Franks needed to get out of Springpatch by running for County Board Chairman, which he had previously publicly pledged not to do.

    Had this been known during the campaign, the results would likely have been different.

  7. Franks claims he’s the victim!

    “It’s all anti Semitic!”

    Acosta claims he’s the victim!

    “It’s anti Latinx White supremacy!”

    Dan(ielle) Aylward says he’s the victim!

    “It’s anti Transgenderism!”

  8. I don’t think we need to get into anti semitism and anti Trans talk to discuss this.

    That just demeans the purveyor.

    My information is that Franks had other such incidents, including a relationship with a female Democratic State Representative.

    I guess it gets lonely down there in Springfield.

    This is not limited to Democrats by any means.

    A major GOP donor in Minnesota with close ties to the state GOP Chairwoman was just indicted on child sex trafficing charges, and then you have the Matt Gaetz situation in Florida.

    It will be interesting to see if the NWRag (Daily Franks) picks up on this.

  9. You don’t get a supervised police escort at the Capitol unless they are pretty darn sure you have been accused of credibly, a crime.

    They need an independent prosecutor to look at this case and if the original prosecutor refused charges against the manifest weight of the evidence, he or she needs to be prosecuted and persecuted.


  10. I was way out in front of this story.

    Or did you all forget my Jack Franks, ‘the potato goes in the front of the Speedo, not the rear’ jokes.

    I now await my Pulitzer award for Excellence in Journalism.

  11. @Cindy. Please go back and read the Springfield Leaks article again.

    The victim only went to his apartment once which is when the clutch and grab took place.

    Although he TRIED to get her back there subsequently she did not go.

    Everything else took place at the office and Capitol.

    Franks is a true pig and allegedly committed acts that would have gotten any of us charged criminally or sued in civil court.

    Let’s home there is still some chance of that.

    Jackoff, you are a true piece of sh**

  12. give us a break? What do you NOT understand about being in the kitchen? Why would she have to even enter? The doorway was far enough! Then she is talked into laying down on the bed for a nap? GTFOH1 Don’t be a fool!

  13. I’m going to get you for that post, DJ.

    The thought of Jack Franks in a speedo is beyond nauseating.

    If I have nightmares, it’s all on you.

  14. The statute of limitations on misdemeanors is 18 months, so it ran prior to the start of the investigation.

    I do not think they could charge a felony with a long enough sol based in those facts.

  15. His family raised Kosher pigs CPT Kangaroo.

    Martin: THe SOL’s on the Me Too cases has been relaxed in other jurisdictions in recognition of the fact that the accusers are afraid to come forward.

    We have seen decades old cases prosecuted or the subject of civil suits elsewhere.

    Battery and sexual assualt are felonies, btw.

  16. He was Springfield’s own Harvey Weinstein!

    Women at the County Admin Bldg hated him.

    Wonder if he pulled that $h!t on them too?

  17. Cindy, you sound like a Leftist.

    If the same thing happened with a politician you don’t fawn over, you wouldn’t even think to make excuses.

    Besides, with Justice Kavanaugh, didn’t we learn that the “woman must always be believed”?

    I guess that only applies if the man in question is a conservative.

    You know, there’s a word for people with such double standards.

    Can you guess what that word is?

  18. Rostron, maybe you should clean up your dog’s poop instead of pretending you didn’t see it.

  19. @Martin

    Is not the statute of limitations on crimes committed during and related to Frank’s public employment tolled during his period of employment?

    i.e. if he were to take a bribe in the first week of his term of office and that was not discovered until the middle of his fourth term, could he not still be charged?

    I think that is the case.

    The stature of limitations would commence once he left office.

  20. Franks? His Daddio will never permit any prosecution, for anything.

    He’s an ‘untouchable,’ plus he’s Tadelman’s patron.

  21. Franks is disgusting….. but I bet there’s a lot more dirt than this.

  22. 720 ILCS 5/12-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-2)
    Sec. 12-2. Aggravated assault.

    b) Offense based on status of victim. A person commits aggravated assault when, in committing an assault, he or she knows the individual assaulted to be any of the following:

    (7) An employee of the State of Illinois, a municipal
    corporation therein, or a political subdivision thereof, performing his or her official duties.

    Aggravated assault as defined in subdivision (b)(4.1), (b)(5), (b)(6), (b)(10), (c)(2), (c)(5), (c)(6), or (c)(7) is a Class 4 felony.

    720 ILCS 5/12-3.05) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-4)
    Sec. 12-3.05. Aggravated battery.
    (a) Offense based on injury. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly does any of the following:

    d) Offense based on status of victim. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she knows the individual battered to be any of the following:

    6) An officer or employee of the State of Illinois,
    a unit of local government, or a school district, while performing his or her official duties.

    (h) Sentence. Unless otherwise provided, aggravated battery is a Class 3 felony.

  23. It’s stunning, how boring this is.

    The only exciting part is that it is about Jack Franks, you all’s nemesis.

    Any one else and it would be a boring misdemeanor case, which would go to trial and the witness wouldn’t show, and it would be dismissed.

  24. Anyone know what ever became of these allegations?

    Can’t find any info on it past 2021.

  25. The Sangamon County State’s Attorney decided not to proceed on them.

  26. I think the correct term is: It was swept under the carpet because that’s how they do things in Springfield Illinois.

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