The Mayors of McHenry County and Many Others Agree: Jack Franks is the Best Candidate for County Board Chairman and Lower our Taxes.
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.
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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, Oct. 19, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: Congratulations to Jack Franks, who is seeking to become the first popularly elected chairman of the McHenry County Board for his deserved and overwhelming show of support. Franks was glowingly endorsed by the Northwest Herald, the Daily Herald and the Chicago Tribune. Almost every mayor [Read More]
McHenry County residents and employers pay higher property taxes than 99% of all Americans. And while our taxes skyrocketed, the county board gave themselves pensions and healthcare for part-time work. To save local taxpayers’ hard-earned money, Jack Franks, who has never voted for a tax increase or unbalanced budget, passed a law prohibiting county board [Read More]
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees recommend you vote for Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman… Franks… [is] for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Since 1998, Franks has represented McHenry County voters as state representative of the 63rd House District. A lifelong resident of McHenry County, Franks won [Read More]
Posted October 11, 2016 McHenry County Board Chairman: A big thumbs-up for Jack D. Franks of Marengo, the former Illinois lawmaker best known for calling out his own Democratic Party for excessive taxing and spending. Franks says he will propose to cut the county’s portion of the property tax levy by 10 percent “on my [Read More]
Published: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT In 2014, voters passed a referendum to change the way the McHenry County Board chairman is elected. Up until now, every two years after an election, the 24 members of the County Board would meet and vote on a chairman from among their own. For the first time [Read More]
For the first time, voters in McHenry County next month will elect not just their county board representatives, but also a chairman to preside over the board’s activities. They’ll decide between Republican Michael Walkup, a current board member from Crystal Lake, and Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo, who is leaving his seat in [Read More]
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]