Burke Law Firm’s McHenry County Assessment Appeal Clients

In the FBI Agent’s statement that led to Chicago Alderman Ed Burke’s arrest for attempted extortion, Burke is quoted as desiring his law firm to represent the fast food restaurant moguls in Will, Lake and DuPage Counties, in that order. … Continue reading

Discussing Selection of Committee Chairmen, Chicago City Council and McHenry County Board

With Alderman Ed Burke under pressure to resign as Chairman of the Chicago City Council Finance Committee, the following comment by Alderman John Arena in The Daily Line might stir some thought on the McHenry County Board: “The decision on … Continue reading

Feds Charges Jack Franks’ Fishing Buddy, Contributor Chicago Alderman Ed Burke with Attempted Extortion

Here’s what the Chicago Tribune is reporting: BREAKING NEWS Feds charge powerful Ald. Edward Burke with corruption Jason Meisner Longtime Ald. Edward Burke, one of Chicago’s most powerful figures and a vestige of the city’s old Democratic machine, has been … Continue reading

More Jack Franks’ Chicago Fundraiser Invitations Found with Alderman Ed Burke as Host

The money given by Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, under investigation by the FBI, to Jack Franks’ Political Action Committee was listed here. But, allowing Burke’s name to be used on Chicago fundraising pitches is something else Franks regularly allowed giong … Continue reading

What Will Jack Franks Do with the Money that Ed Burke Contributed?

One of Jack Franks $5,000 contributors in his 2016 McHenry County Board Chairman race was Chicago Alderman Ed Burke. The Chicago Tribune reports the following in this column by Kristen McQueary: A federal investigation and ‘The Burke Effect’ It’s not … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 30

State Rep. Jack Franks is after more Chicago money. You might think he is running for State Representative. Wait a minute. He is. Of course, all the reporters covering the McHenry County Board chairmanship announcement said that Franks was leaving … Continue reading

Franks Sat. Fundraiser Hosts

State Rep. Jack Franks is holding his annual breakfast fundraiser this Saturday morning at Donley’s south of Union. The price is $40 per person, but the Democrat is willing to accept more. $2,500 is listed on the back. Committee members … Continue reading

Jack Franks Sets Chicago Mike Madigan Fund Raiser

Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks is mining for gold in Chicago Wednesday night at the Paris Club, 59 W. Hubbard, Chicago. The minimum price is $250 for the unopposed candidate for State Rep. Unopposed because the McHenry County Republican … Continue reading

Franks Raising Money

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog ran a story about State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) having spent almost $208,000 or $8.86 per vote. The “News and Events” page of Franks’ campaign web site highlights a Maggiano’s Little Italy fund raiser in Chicago. … Continue reading

Ed Burke Only Identifed Contributor to Sheriff Keith Nygren

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren ran a $51,822.74 campaign last fall when he overwhelmingly won re-election. But he wasn’t in fund raising mode. Only $600 was contributed to his campaign. The only one that was identified was from the Burnham … Continue reading