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
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]
Published: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:30 a.m. CDT WOODSTOCK – More than two months after sparing it from consolidation, the McHenry County Board finally has members on its Human Resources Committee. Board members voted Tuesday evening, 24-0, to appoint seven members to the committee, which is tasked with overseeing county employees’ salaries and benefits, and negotiating [Read More]
Published: Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 12:39 a.m. CDT WOODSTOCK – Trying to find a particular ordinance on the McHenry County government website can be like trying to navigate a maze. The main page has no link to ordinances. While the county health ordinance and the Unified Development Ordinance can easily be found on the health and [Read More]
Published: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 1:25 a.m. CDT WOODSTOCK – Before embarking on its long-term planning meeting, the McHenry County Board got a rare pep talk from Her Majesty’s Government. Stephen Bridges, the U.K. consul general for the island nation’s Chicago consulate, spent almost an hour Thursday morning addressing the board’s Committee of the Whole before [Read More]
For the third consecutive year, Illinois has lost more residents than any other state, losing 37,508 people in 2016, which puts its population at the lowest it has been in nearly a decade, according to U.S. census data released Tuesday. Illinois is among just eight states to lose residents, putting its population at 12,801,539 people, [Read More]
Published: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 5:30 a.m. CST To the Editor: The McHenry County Board is a clown show, apparently. In December, 18 supposedly conservative Republican members voted to raise the county tax levy by $80,000. Then last week, newly elected board Chairman Jack Franks tried to place a referendum on the ballot of the upcoming [Read More]
By JENNA DOOLEY • JAN 27, 2017 We continue WNIJ’s Friday Forum, in which we interview politicians and others whose decisions affect you. This morning, we check in with two new county board chairmen in northern Illinois. We’ll hear how the two men will attempt to transform their campaign platforms into action plans. Former state [Read More]
Published: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 11:39 p.m. CST WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee recommended approval of changes to board rules that would cover the use of a new electronic voting system. The Committee on Governmental Accessibility on a 5-0 vote Thursday green-lighted the changes, which will have to go before a full County [Read More]