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
McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks said in a news release Friday that the board again is pursuing a flat property tax levy for the 2021 fiscal year. The county’s 2021 budget and levy will be put on 30-day review at the board’s Oct. 20 meeting and then will be posted on the county’s website [Read More]
To the Editor: For many years, Republicans had a lock on McHenry County. To their dismay, Democrat State House Representative Jack Franks had decided to leave Springfield after 18 years. He had determined instead to run for the position of McHenry County Board Chair. Republicans in charge were used to choosing County Board Chairpersons with [Read More]
Just two days after Republican McHenry County Board members announced a proposal to waive late fees and interest on property tax payments for 45 days, County Board Chairman Jack Franks, along with four Democratic board members, proposed a resolution to double that period to 90 days. The initial proposal, which passed through the Finance and Audit [Read More]
McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday morning to hear the testimonies of parents, small-business owners and other residents who have been especially impacted by COVID-19. The special Committee of the Whole meeting will be held at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday at the county administration building in Woodstock and will be [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County on Thursday launched its “financial dashboard,” an online tool designed to provide more transparency into county government revenue and expenditures, all organized into graphs and charts by fiscal year. The dashboard allows members of the public to look through all of the county’s financial data – overall or year-to-date – since [Read More]
It’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a large financial impact on individuals and businesses. But it will also have a huge impact on local governments, particularly those governments that rely on sales taxes or revenue resulting from a normal business environment. What we are currently involved in is anything but that, as evidenced [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – On Monday, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks proposed a resolution to cut the salaries of most elected officials by 10% as the county faces immense losses in revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release, Franks, D-Marengo, said it is only fair that elected officials take a pay cut, given [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks sent a news release Friday requesting the state of Illinois move McHenry County into another “health region” in the governor’s Restore Illinois plan to allow its business and commerce to open sooner. The Restore Illinois plan, a road map with five phases designed to gradually bring the [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County has created a new, specialized task force designed to ensure a safe, smooth and successful transition in reopening the local economy once COVID-19 containment measures allow for such measures to be taken. Aptly named “Resume McHenry County,” the task force will rely on the counsel of longtime community leaders to determine [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – In an emergency meeting Tuesday evening, McHenry County Board members voted unanimously to approve an ordinance waiving late fees and interest accruement for the first installment of this year’s property taxes for a period of 90 days. The ordinance was proposed by County Board Chairman Jack Franks as a way to provide economic [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County has created a webpage for residents who may be facing challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a news release sent Monday, this includes links and phone numbers of area hospitals and health centers, mental health resources and links to nonprofits that may be able to offer help with mortgage, [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – Warnings that the spread of the novel coronavirus would affect day-to-day life began to be realized in the McHenry County area on Wednesday, with a state of emergency declared and closures of at least two public buildings. McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks declared a countywide state of emergency in response to news [Read More]