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
McHenry County updated: 5/17/2017 2:43 PM McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is accepting applications to fill a District 1 seat vacated this week by Andrew Gasser. Gasser, elected Algonquin Township highway commissioner, resigned from the county board Monday, according to a news release from Franks. The Fox River Grove resident was first elected to [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – firstname.lastname@example.org WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board declared former member Andrew Gasser’s seat vacant, officially starting the process to select a replacement. Board members voted to approve the declaration Tuesday, a month after Gasser, of Fox River Grove, stepped down to assume the office of Algonquin Township highway commissioner, which [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – email@example.com WOODSTOCK – After almost six months, the McHenry County Board now has rules in place that allow its members to use an electronic voting system installed in January. Board members voted Tuesday evening, 21-0, to approve the rules, which would allow the board to use the system at its [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – firstname.lastname@example.org WOODSTOCK – McHenry and Lake counties in the early years of Illinois statehood were one entity until lawmakers split them. They still shared many things together, such as a combined judicial circuit, but over time those services split. But with taxpayers in both counties now suffering under one of [Read More]
(CBS) – Illinois state government is paying tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to a company it’s been trying to cut ties with for years. And it could cost millions more just to get rid of them, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports. Jack Kielcynski waited weeks for his online Illinois lottery winnings. The retired police [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – email@example.com WOODSTOCK – A working group of just less than half the McHenry County Board has started looking at ways to fulfill its promise to cut its property tax levy by at least 10 percent. Its Ad Hoc Committee on Tax Reduction met for the first time Thursday, and after [Read More]
Caitlin Nordahl | Apr 23, 2017 Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) hosted the second part of her Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently, giving 25 students from her district the opportunity to learn about state government, including public policy and the legislative process. “This is such a great group of kids who are truly engaged in what’s [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – firstname.lastname@example.org April 21, 2017 WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board gave the official go-ahead to replace the two-way stop at Charles and Raffel roads with a roundabout, starting a project that spent a year in legislative limbo. Board members voted, 20-4, to accept the $2.18 million bid from Landmark Contractors [Read More]
April 21, 2017 McHenry County homeowners pay some of the highest property taxes in the state – and the nation. The McHenry County Board voted April 18 on a plan to give residents some relief. Members of the McHenry County Board voted in favor of a pledge to cut the McHenry County tax levy by [Read More]
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK While Illinois lawmakers continue their two-week vacation with court-ordered deficit spending still on autopilot and a threat of tax increases looming, a county government in suburban Chicago has vowed to cut property taxes by at least 10 percent. The McHenry County Board Tuesday night passed a resolution that creates a task force of [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – email@example.com WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board has approved a pledge to taxpayers to cut its tax levy starting next year by at least 10 percent. In a 23-1 vote Tuesday, board members set a goal of cutting at least $7.9 million in taxation, based on its $79.3 million tax [Read More]
Sara Burnett | Associated Press When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state’s $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making more money that could be funneled into education and construction projects. Then the company missed sales goals, and two governors tried to fire Northstar Lottery Group. [Read More]