McHenry County, IL. (ECWd) -
"I publicly acknowledge my role and involvement in the publication of the Flyers in connection with the 2018 Republican primary election through my association with the Illinois Integrity Fund. I acknowledge that any implication or assertion in the Flyers that Mr. Tirio has a "secret taxpayer funded slush fund", committed theft, used public funds to pay for a personal "vacation", hired "cronies", or was "crooked" is false. I regret any reputational or professional harm the Flyers may have caused Mr. Tirio."
Signed: Jack D. Franks
Mr. Joe Tirio's only comment was: "The matter has been resolved and the parties have released their respective claims against each other."