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
A shadow of uncertainty has been cast on the future of the McHenry County coroner’s office amid debates over whether its leader should be elected or appointed. That decision will now be in the hands of voters next fall. The county board voted 15-7 this week to place a binding question on the Nov. 3 [Read More]
The McHenry County Board voted Tuesday to put an advisory referendum asking voters whether the county’s Regional Office of Education should be restructured on March’s primary election ballot. Although the language of the referendum was changed from elimination to restructuring or the sharing of services, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks said if residents vote [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – The checks are coming. Valley Hi rebate checks are scheduled to be sent out in the mail Friday. About 60% of homeowners eligible to claim a portion of a $15 million rebate of surplus funds from the Valley Hi Nursing Home, which was approved by the McHenry County Board in April, submitted application [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Coroner’s Office has been under fire in recent weeks after the release of two evaluations highlighting numerous operational errors. During an ad hoc committee meeting Wednesday, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks said that these problems will not be solved by choosing coroners via election, especially when state law allows [Read More]
Does McHenry County really need state election officials to supervise upcoming elections in the spring and fall of 2020? The answer probably is yes. On Tuesday, State. Rep. David McSweeney, a Barrington Hills Republican, and County Board Chairman Jack Franks, a Marengo Democrat, lent their support to calls for the Illinois State Board of Elections [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – Over the past few years, McHenry County has been subjected to multiple election errors, including technology failures and incorrect ballots. To ensure these problems don’t crop up in the 2020 primary and general elections – which are shaping up to have record turnouts – McHenry County officials are looking toward the Illinois Board [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – After having voted to reduce McHenry County’s property tax levy by about $18 million over the past two fiscal years, the County Board was issued a challenge Tuesday by Chairman Jack Franks. Instead of issuing tax abatements, Franks recommended establishing permanent tax cuts this budget year. “Homeowners and business owners deserve a tax [Read More]
McHenry County taxpayers should be infuriated with the top-to-bottom dysfunction at the Coroner’s Office. Dual reports delivered since the departure of the former coroner paint a damning portrait of an office that is so broken that it cannot faithfully execute its statutory duties. The office tasked with determining cause of death and treating the bereaved [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – A third-party evaluation of the McHenry County Coroner’s Office after the resignation of former Coroner Anne Majewski characterized the department as being in an “abhorrent and dysfunctional state.” The report, which was conducted by Dr. Dennis Kellar, highlighted a number of deficiencies, including a lack of security and quality assurance of fluid and tissue [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – More than 52,000 McHenry County homeowners applied to receive a property tax rebate from the Valley Hi Nursing Home fund surplus, county officials said Thursday. The county-run facility’s abundant reserves of nearly $40 million have been heavily debated for years. This spring, county board members authorized allocating $15 million toward a rebate program, [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – Although there still is more than a month to apply for a rebate of Valley Hi Nursing Home surplus funds, more than 35,000 people already have submitted applications, according to a news release from McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks. Eligible homeowners will have until July 31 to apply for a portion of [Read More]
McHenry County Board chairman says Republican Party’s coroner pick not qualified, an attempt to politicize office
WOODSTOCK – A total of nine candidates, including a former McHenry County Board member, have applied to replace former McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski, who resigned in March to address ongoing health complications. McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks said whoever the board ends up appointing to serve as county coroner will be eminently qualified [Read More]