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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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]
By JORDYN REILAND – email@example.com WOODSTOCK – Amid a Norwegian scabies outbreak in a Woodstock nursing home. more than 70 Valley Hi Nursing Home employees and union members filed a petition addressing insufficient staffing levels. The document, obtained by the Northwest Herald Wednesday, alleges that employees have worked all call in days, in addition to [Read More]
By Nick Blumberg on July 5th, 2016: The stopgap budget sailed through the General Assembly by a huge margin. Only four lawmakers voted no: Reps. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock), Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), David McSweeney (R-Cary) and Thomas Morrison (R-Palatine). They join “Chicago Tonight” to explain their decision. Franks said the General Assembly’s vote was purely for political [Read More]
By Greg Hinz on July 2, 2016: Ultimately, though, I suspect the governor is going to have to pare back his expectations about how much of his pro-business, union-weakening Turnaround Agenda he wants. The state budget is still wildly out of balance, and we go further into hock every day, with the state’s backlog of [Read More]
By Sarah Schulte and Laura Podesta on June 30th, 2016: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a series of stopgap budget bills to ensure schools open in the fall and fund state services for the next six months. Two CPS-related bills were also signed into law: a $215 million pension pickup for the Chicago teachers’ pension [Read More]
By Elizabeth Campbell on June 28th, 2016: If both sides can’t agree on some kind of education funding and don’t pass any state aid, Chicago’s schools and other districts through the state have said they won’t be able to open on time. Both parties have advocated for about $650 million to social service providers, which [Read More]
By Kevin P Craver on June 23rd, 2016: Without a word of comment, all 24 members of the McHenry County Board voted to end participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund for themselves and those elected after them. The unanimous vote, part of the routine consent agenda, eliminates IMRF eligibility effective Dec. 1, with the [Read More]
By Kevin P Craver on June 20th, 2016: The McHenry County Board will vote Tuesday whether to end its elected members’ participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The proposal came in the wake of an ongoing investigation by the IMRF as to whether County Board members, all but a few of whom are enrolled [Read More]
Editorial Board on June 15th, 2016: McHenry County Board members are doing the right thing in working toward ending their participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. Part-time local elected officials have no business receiving a taxpayer-funded pension, and the steps the board is taking to make sure future members no longer will are the [Read More]
By Casey Bischel and Mike Fitzgerald on June 11th, 2016: A state lawmaker is calling for an investigation of the Illinois Lottery after a recent audit revealed it had violated the state finance law. The audit found that the Lottery circumvented the state’s budget impasse by prepaying $20 million to take part in future multistate [Read More]