Hello, my name is Jack Franks – I’m a third generation resident of McHenry County and I have been honored to represent many McHenry County communities as a State Representative. I am proud of the work I have done, in partnership with so many residents, speaking out against taxes and waste in state government.
Now I am running for McHenry County Board Chairman to reduce property taxes, root out corruption, eliminate county government waste and fraud. Together we can build a stronger infrastructure and employment base in our county.
Democracy works best when citizens participate in the process, so please let me know your thoughts on how we can work together get McHenry County back on the right track. Since I took office, your support and ideas have been invaluable and we have accomplished much by working together.
As McHenry County Board Chairman, I will continue fighting for the things you and I both believe in. Together we can build a stronger McHenry County.
Thanks again for visiting my website.
About Jack Franks
A third-generation McHenry County resident who has made opposing tax increases and reforming government principles of his public service.
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Reducing Property Taxes
Jack Franks has never supported a tax increase in his 18 years as State Representative.
Rooting out Corruption
Politicians should not be gaming the system to profit from public service.
Eliminating Government Waste and Fraud
We can reduce property taxes if we make county government less wasteful.
Building a Stronger McHenry County
We need to improve infrastructure and employment to strengthen McHenry County.
The Latest Updates on Jack Franks and McHenry County
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: In 150 words, I’ll try to highlight a few of Jack Franks’ accomplishments: • Led the investigation and impeachment of Rod Blagojevich • Voted against every tax and fee increase • Chaired the consolidation commission and passed landmark laws for consolidation • An independent voter, [Read More]
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: I entered County Board chairman candidate Jack Franks’ Crystal Lake Town Hall meeting as an undecided voter and left as an enthusiastic Franks supporter. I was impressed with Mayor Aaron Shepley’s introduction and endorsement and learned most every mayor, all Republicans, also have endorsed Franks. [Read More]
posted: 9/27/2016 12:01 AM Common-sense plan for lowering taxes State Representative Jack Franks passed landmark legislation that would end the practice of local governments getting annual automatic property tax increases. Franks’ bill received bipartisan support in passing the House and is under consideration in the Senate. Franks argued that government should not get more money [Read More]
posted: 9/12/2016 1:00 AM Dear editor, I received Senator Althoff’s legislative report and was pleased to see she highlighted her efforts with state Representative Jack Franks in ending pensions for county board members. These two lawmakers worked collaboratively to provide transparency to the taxpayers and to hold local elected officials accountable. Franks’ and Althoff’s legislation [Read More]
Published: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: Thank you, Sen. Pam Althoff, Rep. Jack Franks and Gov. Bruce Rauner for teaming up to end the practice of County Board members receiving taxpayer-funded pensions. It is unfair that solely because of elected status County Board members are getting full-time perks for very part-time [Read More]
Will County officials are considering a plan in which they may opt out of their participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, in the wake of a new law that bans newly elected board members from the state pension program. Members of the county board’s executive committee voted to recommend a resolution eliminating the IMRF [Read More]
Published: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: State Rep. Jack Franks passed landmark legislation that would end the practice of local governments getting annual automatic property tax increases. Franks’ bill received bipartisan support in passing the House and is under consideration in the Senate. Franks argued that government should not get [Read More]
Published: Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 3:43 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 12:24 a.m. CDT By KEVIN P. CRAVER – email@example.com Elected county board members statewide are no longer eligible for pensions under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Senate Bill 2701, which took effect with Rauner’s signature Friday, disqualifies future candidates elected [Read More]
Published: Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT By KEVIN P. CRAVER kcraver @shawmedia.com Democratic McHenry County Board candidate Jack Franks will hold five town hall meetings throughout the county in the coming days to highlight his plan to cut property tax bills by 10 percent. Franks, of Marengo, will hold meetings in Crystal Lake, Algonquin, [Read More]
Published: Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT State Rep. Jack Franks’ efforts in Springfield are paying huge dividends for the citizens of McHenry County. Franks, who exposed the county board’s pension scheme, where part-time employees received full-time pensions, has passed a law to prohibit all future county board members from receiving pensions. Franks’ law also [Read More]
Published: Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT I’ve been reading letters to the editor regarding Rep. Jack Franks stating a common theme. He ran for an elected office more times than he thought was necessary. As it turns out, government moves slowly, but when you work for the good of the people, they stick with [Read More]
Published: Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 11:06 p.m. CDT The Lake County Board chairman and the Democratic candidate who is seeking the McHenry County Board’s top seat are pledging to use a new law that allows both bodies to eliminate a handful of small units of government. State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Lake County Board Chairman [Read More]