ICYMI: Dem Lawmaker Questions Quinn’s Integrity

Illinois Radio Network is reporting that another high-profile Illinois Democrat is questioning Gov. Pat Quinn’s integrity – this time, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) who took questions about the governor’s illegal hiring schemes: “Many of these people were hired because of their political positions as county chairpeople and (who) also happen to support the governor,” says State […]

Democrats Kill Madigan Millionaire Tax

Michael Madigan’s millionaire tax for the “children” was killed by Democrats Jack Franks (D-63rd) and Scott Drury (D-58th). Drury stated: “The problem with these stand-alone proposals is that no one knows what the final product looks like,” Drury said in a statement. “We cannot rebuild Illinois’ fiscal house without a comprehensive plan, yet that is what […]

Steve Reick Announces Challenge to Jack Franks in the Illinois House District 63

Harvard, Illinois, July 30, 2013 – Harvard attorney and Greenwood 4 Republican Precinct Committeeman Steven Reick announced today that he is running for the Illinois General Assembly in District 63. The seat is currently held by Democrat Jack Franks, an 8-term incumbent. “Jack Franks tells us how he’s fought the special interests in Springfield and […]

Duffy Passes Bi-Partisan Pension Reform Measure

The Illinois Senate unanimously passed House Bill 140, a bi-partisan measure sponsored by State Senator Dan Duffy (R-Lake Barrington).  Duffy worked with State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) to pass the legislation, which would eliminate benefits packages currently afforded to part-time members of state-funded transit boards. “Illinois is notorious for its large number of wasteful boards and commissions,” said Duffy. […]

Ives & Morrison Introduce Bill to Force Contract Agreements to be Open to Public Before Ratification

State Rep Jeanne Ives & Rep Tom Morrison introduce bill (HB 2689) to force contract agreements to be open to public for 14 days and to have an open hearing before ratification by the board. Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that, once […]

Forum on the McHenry County Executive Referendum

Patriots United is hosting a forum Wed, Oct. 17 to discuss the referendum to change the form of government to County Executive.  The flyer is attached for to pass to others who may be interested in learning more about this referendum. Some of the questions being asked/answered are the following:   Should the government of […]