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Two public servants

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Few elected officials have what it takes to earn the moniker public servant.

In McHenry County we are fortunate to have two men that embody that ideal. State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and state Rep. Jack Franks work tirelessly for us. These two elected officials consistently attend every community event possible and engage directly with the citizens.

There are countless times I can recall when these two men have shown up for events when most others did not. Recent examples were the Johnsburg and McHenry business expos. Bianchi and Franks were at the events personally for hours, answering the questions of their constituents. No other county or state officials even bothered to appear for more than a few minutes.

I appreciate the commitment and sacrifices that elected officials must make. As a voter, I want to have access to our leaders to express my concerns and to hear their thoughts. Other elected officials should take a cue from Mr. Bianchi and Mr. Franks on how to best serve McHenry County.

Jerry Crohn

Woodstock

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