Employment Papers for Jack Franks’ Democratic Party Patronage Hires

Besides the letters previously published, below is the paperwork for the two people Jack Franks and Peter Austin hired as personal assistants to Chairman Franks. Note that no previous County Board Chairman needed an Executive Assistant or a Communications Specialist. … Continue reading

Proposed Crystal Lake Mercy Hospital Makes Jacob Kiferbaum’s Plea Agreement as Another Rob Blagojevich Scandal Winds Down

In the pleas agreement between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Jacob Kiferbaum appears the following: Planning Board/Mercy Hospital [Stuart] Levine solicited a kickback of approximately $1.5 million from [Jacob] Kiferbaum relating to the construction of Mercy Hospital’s Crystal Lake facility. … Continue reading

Mr. Smith Went to Washington. Mr. Duffy Went to Springfield.

Last night at the Prairie Grove Village Hall, State Senator Dan Duffy talked about Springfield. The more I heard, the more it reminded me of the principal character in black and white movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Duffy managed … Continue reading

Manzullo Gets Letter Saying Thomson Supermax on Way, Whether or Not Gitmo Prisoners Transferred

16th District Congressman Don Manzullo received an encouraging letter yesterday, March 18th. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote, “With respect to your suggestion to move forward whether (or not) detainees from Guantanamo are moved there, the President has directed the … Continue reading

Government Summarizes the Rod Blagojevich Indictment Update

Here is a summary of the changes in the government’s indictment changes in its case against impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich. They were presented to Judge James Zagel today. Discussion. At the status hearing held on December 16, 2009, the Court … Continue reading

U.S. Attorney’s Press Release on Former Gov. Rod and Brother Rob Blagojevich’s, John Harris’, Alonzo Monk’s, Chris Kelly’s and Bill Cellini’s Indictme

Here’s what folks have been waiting for all day. The “Year of a Million Dreams” is over for the governor and his family. Former Governor Rod Blagojevich and his family have reported checked out of their hotel at Disney World. … Continue reading