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
July 13, 2017 To the Editor: County Board Chairman Jack Franks is pushing hard to cut the county’s property tax levy by at least 10 percent. He has come up with creative and innovative ideas to save taxpayers a million dollars without any cuts to services. This is the kind of bold leadership that is [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER WOODSTOCK – With few fireworks and little fanfare, the McHenry County Board appointed Christopher Spoerl to fill its vacant seat. Board members voted at a special meeting Thursday, 20-2, to appoint the Republican from Cary to fill the remaining term of Andrew Gasser, who stepped down in May after his election as Algonquin Township highway commissioner. Spoerl [Read More]
New trustees vote to undo annexation, land purchase By KEVIN P. CRAVER Two new trustees of the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District voted to flush the old trustees’ plan to expand its boundaries along a strip of road and buy land over the county line in an attempt to stymie any effort to consolidate it. But the [Read More]
July 17, 2017 Gov. Bruce Rauner visited McHenry County Sunday after declaring it a disaster area, and residents along the Fox River continued to protect their homes from flooding throughout the weekend. Five days after Janet and Doug McAllister moved their belongings into their dream getaway home on the Fox River, they had to remove [Read More]
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 MARENGO, Ill. (WLS) — First responders and four good Samaritans who risked their lives after a massive explosion in Marengo were honored Tuesday. The McHenry County Board gave a proclamation to all those who helped rescue several people trapped in a burning home last month. The blast damaged dozens of homes [Read More]
July 16, 2017 The Lake in the Hills Sanitary District should do what’s best for taxpayers and stop trying to block attempts to consolidate it. The district’s former board was trying to kill a potential consolidation before it even had been properly studied. Under a new law written by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks [Read More]
posted: 7/25/2017 12:01 AM McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ exposure of the shady dealings of the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District and his willingness to fight for the taxpayers is a welcome relief from the high tax status quo. Thank goodness someone cares about taxpayers. Franks is fighting the purchase of an almost million [Read More]
By LINDSAY GLOOR JOHNSBURG – About 30 agencies joined together to offer a multiagency resource center for flood victims Friday in Johnsburg. For McHenry County residents such as Harold and Carole Curran, it was exactly what they needed. “Nobody wanted to help, and now we’re able to find so many,” Carole Curran said. “They gave us stuff we hadn’t [Read More]
June 23, 2017 WOODSTOCK — The McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) has completed a short-term project in an effort to reduce severe car accidents at an intersection in Nunda Township, according to a news release from MCDOT. The release states that the intersection of River Road and Charles J. Miller Road in Nunda Township [Read More]
June 23, 2017 A political and legal battle is brewing over a move by the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District to buy land in Kane County, which, if successful, would negate an ongoing effort to consolidate it into the village. To the legal counsel retained by some of its members, the impending purchase makes [Read More]
June 21, 2017 To the Editor: About a year ago, Jack Franks left his safe Springfield seat to focus on fixing the problems in McHenry County. His leadership has been transformational. Franks exposed the illegal practices of County Board members taking full-time pensions for part-time work, which they could not prove they earned. Franks ended [Read More]
updated: 6/21/2017 4:49 PM The county board this week passed a resolution to place a binding referendum question on the March primary ballot. If voters approve the measure, county officials would be tasked with consolidating the two offices by Dec. 1, 2020. The move is a milestone for Recorder Joe Tirio, a Woodstock Republican, who ran [Read More]