Mike Walkup’s Talks of Jack Franks “Lies” at the League of Women Voter’s Forum the Democrat Stiffed

Here’s the five-minute talk that Republican County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup gave Monday at the League of Women Voters event that Democrat Jack Franks refused to attend: Mike Walkup’s Address to the League of Women Voter’s Forum This is … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committee Trashes Jack Franks for Refusal to Debate Mike Walkup

This scorching comment from Republican Precinct Committeeman John Radke appeared under the story about Jack Franks stiffing the McHenry County League of Women Voters: Where was Franks? The empty seat was as empty as his promises. What is Jackie boy … Continue reading

Jack Franks Chickens Out of His Second League of Women Voters’ Forum

Two years ago State Rep. Jack Franks skipped the McHenry County League of Women Voters Forum. He was running against Steve Reick. Last night Jack Franks chickened out of his second League of Women Voters event. One could be excused … Continue reading

Chicken Jack Franks Ducks Debate with Mike Walkup

A member of the McHenry County League of Women Voters told me today that State Rep. Jack Franks is expected to be a no-show at Monday nights candidate forum. For some reason, “Chicken George” from “Roots” came to mind. Although … Continue reading

Franks Taken to Woodshed for Refusal to Debate Walkup

The following is reprinted from the Prairie Star Sentinel with permission.  The blog is about politics. It features news and opinions with emphasis on issues facing Illinois, and extra emphasis on McHenry County. ‘Lying Jack Franks’ Chickens Out of Forum In … Continue reading

County Board Candidates: Ending Homelessness Not County Responsibility

Each night McHenry County Board members were asked about the County Board’s role in ending homelessness. That took up one of the 6-7 questions asked candidates last Tuesday and Thursday. Thursday I was quite disappointed that a question was not … Continue reading

Fake Republican Opponent of Steve Reick Ducks Debate

Here’s what the McHenry County League of Women Voters member Karen Hutchings has to say about GOP State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s primary election opponent Jeff Lichte’s not being available for its legislative forum: I spoke with Mr. Lichte, and he … Continue reading

League Candidate Schedule

With the possibility of candidate face offs coming up, below are the dates for McHenry County League of Women Forums to be held at McHenry County College’s Conference Center: Thursday, January 21, 2016 7 pm McHenry County College Building B … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Plays into Jack Franks’ Hand

Below is an email interchange between Steve Reick, who has filed petitions for the Republican nomination for State Representative in the district Jack Franks now holds. An ally of Franks, Jeff Lichte, has also filed Republican petitions. Reick’s petitions have … Continue reading

Prim Lists Zinke Vulnerabilities, Zinke Tosses Jail Deficit ICE Ball to County Board

In an almost full McHenry County Conference Center, Sheriff hopefuls Andy Zinke and Bill Prim faced off Tuesday night at a League of Women Voters forum. Drawing the first opening statement, in a calm cadence, former Des Plaines Police Commander … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Schedules Sheriff’s Debate and More

Well, they’re not calling them debates. The McHenry County League of Women Voters calls them “forums.” The one for McHenry County Sheriff’s candidates Bill Prim and Andy Zinke is 7 PM Tuesday at McHenry County College.  It is being co-sponsored … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Says It Will Not Be Sponsoring a Sheriff’s Debate

In an article posted this afternoon, the Northwest Herald reports, “The newspaper presently has no plans to host a debate.” Friday a press release from Patriots United said that Andy Zinke “withdrew his commitment saying there would be two other … Continue reading

Prim Says He Hasn’t Heard of Two Debates Zinke Used to Duck Patriots United Sheriff’s Debate

A press release from the campaign for Bill Prim for Sheriff reacting to the press release from Patriots United that Andy Zinke has pulled out of the organization’s debate: PRIM CALLS ZINKE DEBATE PULLOUT “FEEBLE,” SAYS VOTERS ARE THE LOSERS … Continue reading

League of Women Voters, CL Jaycees & CL AAUW Schedule Late September Candidates’ Nights

Candidates’ nights for McHenry County Board aspirants have been scheduled by the McHenry County League of Women Voters, the Crystal Lake Chapter of the American Association of University Women and the Crystal Lake Jaycees. The first, for Districts 1, 2 … Continue reading