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.
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
Caitlin Nordahl | Apr 23, 2017 Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) hosted the second part of her Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently, giving 25 students from her district the opportunity to learn about state government, including public policy and the legislative process. “This is such a great group of kids who are truly engaged in what’s [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – email@example.com April 21, 2017 WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board gave the official go-ahead to replace the two-way stop at Charles and Raffel roads with a roundabout, starting a project that spent a year in legislative limbo. Board members voted, 20-4, to accept the $2.18 million bid from Landmark Contractors [Read More]
April 21, 2017 McHenry County homeowners pay some of the highest property taxes in the state – and the nation. The McHenry County Board voted April 18 on a plan to give residents some relief. Members of the McHenry County Board voted in favor of a pledge to cut the McHenry County tax levy by [Read More]
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK While Illinois lawmakers continue their two-week vacation with court-ordered deficit spending still on autopilot and a threat of tax increases looming, a county government in suburban Chicago has vowed to cut property taxes by at least 10 percent. The McHenry County Board Tuesday night passed a resolution that creates a task force of [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – firstname.lastname@example.org WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board has approved a pledge to taxpayers to cut its tax levy starting next year by at least 10 percent. In a 23-1 vote Tuesday, board members set a goal of cutting at least $7.9 million in taxation, based on its $79.3 million tax [Read More]
Sara Burnett | Associated Press When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state’s $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making more money that could be funneled into education and construction projects. Then the company missed sales goals, and two governors tried to fire Northstar Lottery Group. [Read More]
The movement to cut local property taxes by at least 10 percent – spurred by Jack Franks’ campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman in 2016 – continues to build momentum. On March 7, the City Council of Woodstock, led by Mayor Brian Sager, voted unanimously to reduce its property tax levy for the coming year [Read More]
Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:11 p.m. CDT By BRETT ROWLAND email@example.com WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks wants a committee to work with county officials to trim at least $7.93 million from the 2018 property tax levy – a 10 percent cut that could affect what services the county provides to residents. Franks [Read More]
Illinois News Network Mar 20, 2017 Updated Mar 20, 2017 It’s business as usual in Springfield during the 2017 legislative session, minus one particularly vocal component. As lawmakers debate a flawed “Grand Bargain” that is much more grand rip-off for taxpayers, longtime state Rep. Jack Franks is, for the first time in 18 years, not participating [Read More]
Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:07 a.m. CDT To the Editor: Reading the headline about newly elected County Board Chairman Jack Franks and his team finding more than $134,000 that was owed to the county and had been sitting in the state’s coffers for years, I knew we had some good news for taxpayers. After reading [Read More]
Published: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 12:34 p.m. CDT Thumbs-up: To the Hope Takes Action program, which helps people living in long-term poverty become self-sufficient. Six McHenry County participants graduated last week after completing the 20-week workshop series and mentoring program. This was the first year the program took place in McHenry County. The Society of St. [Read More]
Published: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 12:29 a.m. CDT WOODSTOCK – A hunch on the part of two staff members hired by new McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks turned out to be worth more than $130,000. Executive Assistant Bridget Geenen and communications specialist Oliver Serafini, the hiring of whom has been under fire from some County [Read More]