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: 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]
Published: Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: Congratulations to state Rep. Jack Franks on his tenaciousness. He promised to pass a law to allow McHenry County to finally get rid of unnecessary governmental bodies, and he delivered against strong odds. The McHenry County Board opposed Jack’s efforts, even using tax dollars to [Read More]
Published: Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT The McHenry County-operated Valley Hi Nursing Home failed in its responsibility to its residents by not recognizing a serious skin infection outbreak and then not properly isolating the outbreak to prevent it from spreading to others. A critical report from the Illinois Department of Public Health blamed the [Read More]
Published: Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 12:04 a.m. CDT A bill that would allow the McHenry County Board to eliminate a handful of small units of government, which sparked a political beef between two of the county’s lawmakers in Springfield, was signed into law Friday by Gov. Bruce Rauner. House Bill 229 grants to the McHenry and [Read More]
Jack Franks: “I can’t in good conscience ask people for more money when I see our government doing the same thing over and over”
Illinois State Representative Jack Franks (D-Marengo) joins Justin to talk about why he’s resigning to run for McHenry County board chairman. Representative Franks discusses the current gridlock in Springfield, how his decision to resign will impact the balance of power, the importance of being bipartisan, the big issues facing McHenry County, his strategy to get [Read More]
To the Editor: The attacks on state Rep. Jack Franks are laughable. They call Jack a liar because he changed his mind and decided to run for County Board chairman, and they call him crooked because he served more than three terms in the state House of Representatives. I am glad Jack listened to his [Read More]
To the Editor: I love it when a politician comes to the campaign with a plan, and Jack Franks has done this with his Cut10 campaign, a very simple idea that asks every taxing body in McHenry County to cut its levy 10 percent. As a rule of thumb, taxing bodies should not have more [Read More]
SNF employees file staffing petition amid scabies outbreak Emily Mongan, Staff Writer July 14, 2016 Employees at an Illinois nursing home have filed a petition against the facility’s allegedly insufficient staffing levels as executives grapple with an outbreak of scabies. More than 70 workers and members of Service Employees International Union Local 73 at the [Read More]
• Dan McCaleb is executive editor of Northwest Herald. Email him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Dan_McCaleb. Turns out Reps. David McSweeney and Jack Franks were right. The temporary budget approved late last month by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner is a disaster. At the request of McSweeney, [Read More]
Posted on 07/13/2016 by Cal Skinner Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin President John Schmitt Village of Fox River Grove President [Read More]