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
June 23, 2017 WOODSTOCK — The McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) has completed a short-term project in an effort to reduce severe car accidents at an intersection in Nunda Township, according to a news release from MCDOT. The release states that the intersection of River Road and Charles J. Miller Road in Nunda Township [Read More]
June 23, 2017 A political and legal battle is brewing over a move by the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District to buy land in Kane County, which, if successful, would negate an ongoing effort to consolidate it into the village. To the legal counsel retained by some of its members, the impending purchase makes [Read More]
June 21, 2017 To the Editor: About a year ago, Jack Franks left his safe Springfield seat to focus on fixing the problems in McHenry County. His leadership has been transformational. Franks exposed the illegal practices of County Board members taking full-time pensions for part-time work, which they could not prove they earned. Franks ended [Read More]
updated: 6/21/2017 4:49 PM The county board this week passed a resolution to place a binding referendum question on the March primary ballot. If voters approve the measure, county officials would be tasked with consolidating the two offices by Dec. 1, 2020. The move is a milestone for Recorder Joe Tirio, a Woodstock Republican, who ran [Read More]
June 22, 2017 WOODSTOCK – McHenry County voters will decide in March whether to keep or consolidate the office of recorder of deeds. County Board members voted Tuesday evening to put a binding referendum to voters in the 2018 primary. The board approved the question without any debate as part of its routine consent agenda. [Read More]
McHenry County updated: 6/7/2017 3:50 PM The decision on whether to merge the McHenry County recorder’s office with the clerk’s office could be left up to voters. An ad hoc committee is considering a resolution that would place a binding referendum question on the ballot next March asking if the clerk’s office should assume the [Read More]
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-06-15/jim-dey-fewer-public-offices-it-doable.html Many candidates running for public office promise to expand services, raising the size and cost of government at all levels in the process. Jack Franks takes a different approach. A former state legislator, Franks has pledged to reduce the size and cost of local government by eliminating public offices through consolidation. “I’m looking to [Read More]
updated: 6/7/2017 3:50 PM The decision on whether to merge the McHenry County recorder’s office with the clerk’s office could be left up to voters. An ad hoc committee is considering a resolution that would place a binding referendum question on the ballot next March asking if the clerk’s office should assume the responsibilities of [Read More]
June 9, 2017 LAKE IN THE HILLS – After hearing from McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks, Lake in the Hills trustees decided they want more time to determine whether they want to start the process to consolidate the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District. While a village staff report shows an estimated $400,000 in [Read More]
Glenn Minnis | May 15, 2017 Jack Franks has a tax-fighting, cost-cutting plan to make McHenry County a model for the entire country. The newly elected chairman of the McHenry County Board has committed himself to a resolution to slice the county’s property tax levy by at least 10 percent in 2018. Fellow council members [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – firstname.lastname@example.org June 1, 2017 The McHenry County Board soon will deliberate what its chairman calls a common-sense plan to cut 10 percent from next year’s county government property tax levy. The plan, unveiled recently by Chairman Jack Franks and county staff, would cut more than $8 million from the 2017 [Read More]
May 21, 2017 The McHenry County and Lake County boards are taking a step in the right direction by opening the dialogue on how the two government agencies can consolidate and share services to lower costs for overburdened taxpayers. Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor recently spoke to the McHenry County Board at the request [Read More]