Edgar County Watchdogs Seek $55,000 from Bank Thought to Have Algonquin Township Road District Account

In a document filed with the McHenry County Circuit Court Clerk on December 20, 2018, Nichole Fluhart asked the American Community Bank if it “had any personal property or money belonging to the debtor,” identified as the Algonquin Township Road … Continue reading

Banker Jack Franks Takes Heat in Johnsburg

A group called “Citizens for Fiscal Fairness” has unleashed a press release aimed at Johnsburg State Bank Chairman and attorney Jack Franks, who just happens to be on the ballot running against Republican Steve Reick on the Tuesday after next. … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Jack Franks for State Rep., Name Not Mentioned in Johnsburg Bank Story

To no one’s surprise the Northwest Herald has endorsed incumbent Democrat Jack Franks for re-election to a ninth term as State Representative. No mention that he has long ago broken his three term limit pledge of 1998. However, Republican opponent … Continue reading

Lollipop Bank Robber Gets 18 Months

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CRYSTAL LAKE WOMAN SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR THE ROBBERY OF CHASE BANK IN CARY, ILLINOIS ROCKFORD – PATRICK J. FITZGERALD, United States Attorney for the Northern District of … Continue reading

Cary Lollipop Bank Bandit Pleads Guilty

A year ago in June, Crystal Lake resident Silk Pauline Lumpkins was arrested in Fox River Grove.  On May 26, 2010, she had robbed the Chase Bank on Route 14 in Cary, Illinois. She plead guilty in Rockford Federal Court … Continue reading