Jack Franks

An actor recoils at the  horror of the state "pension squeeze" embodied by the character Squeezy the Python. (ThisismyIllinois.com)

Gov. Quinn’s Pension Monster, ‘Squeezy The Python,’ Derided As Lame

The governor’s web-based social media strategy hasn’t been met with much enthusiasm, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to the City Club of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

New Legislation Puts Spotlight On Corporate Tax Breaks

Governor Pat Quinn put his signature on a bill that requires the public spotlight on the details of corporate tax breaks as soon as they are completed.


James R. Thompson Center

Lawmaker: Quinn A ‘Coward’ For His Handling Of DCFS Investigation

State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Woodstock, says Gov. Quinn knew in April that Erwin McEwen, then the head of the Department of Children and Family Services, was refusing to cooperate in a state inspector general’s investigation.


A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

State Lawmaker Wants To Revamp Transit Boards

If McHenry County state Rep. Jack Franks gets his way, the politically connected people who sit on transit boards would be sent packing.

WBBM Newsradio–11/16/2010