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
For the third consecutive year, Illinois has lost more residents than any other state, losing 37,508 people in 2016, which puts its population at the lowest it has been in nearly a decade, according to U.S. census data released Tuesday. Illinois is among just eight states to lose residents, putting its population at 12,801,539 people, [Read More]
Published: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 5:30 a.m. CST To the Editor: The McHenry County Board is a clown show, apparently. In December, 18 supposedly conservative Republican members voted to raise the county tax levy by $80,000. Then last week, newly elected board Chairman Jack Franks tried to place a referendum on the ballot of the upcoming [Read More]
By JENNA DOOLEY • JAN 27, 2017 We continue WNIJ’s Friday Forum, in which we interview politicians and others whose decisions affect you. This morning, we check in with two new county board chairmen in northern Illinois. We’ll hear how the two men will attempt to transform their campaign platforms into action plans. Former state [Read More]
Published: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 11:39 p.m. CST WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee recommended approval of changes to board rules that would cover the use of a new electronic voting system. The Committee on Governmental Accessibility on a 5-0 vote Thursday green-lighted the changes, which will have to go before a full County [Read More]
Published: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:20 a.m. CST WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee will weigh in Thursday on rule changes that would cover the new electronic voting system implemented by the county clerk. The Committee on Governmental Accessibility – four board members plus board Chairman Jack Franks – will meet to review proposed [Read More]
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 5:30 a.m. CST To the Editor: On Jan. 11, I attended the Algonquin Township Board meeting, an efficient meeting evidencing good fiscal management. Robert Miller, Algonquin Township highway commissioner, makes Algonquin Township a model. I hope to vote for him Feb. 28. I attended the December McHenry County Board meeting and [Read More]
Published: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 5:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 1:10 p.m. CST To the Editor: In light of all of the campaign rhetoric from the Republican establishment wing of the McHenry County Board, it was shocking and disappointing to see them sit on their hands when given an opportunity to act on [Read More]
Published: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 5:30 a.m. CST To the Editor: I attended my first McHenry County Board meeting Jan. 17. I’ve attended quite a few Woodstock City Council meetings and expected to see the same civility and professionalism at a county level. I was wrong. Instead of getting straight to business, many of the board [Read More]
Published January 22, 2017 There’s a lot of bad stuff in the environment that can make children sick, but nothing quite as penetrating and frightening as lead. The longer and higher the amount of exposure, the more dangerous it gets. In its most toxic state, lead poisoning causes cognitive impairments, language disorders, memory problems and [Read More]
Published: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 5:30 a.m. CST McHenry County residents pay way too much in property taxes. We’ve written the above line – or some variation of it – at least a hundred times over the past several years. Property taxes here are 29th highest by county in the nation, according to one study. And according to [Read More]
Published: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 11:44 p.m. CST Fabrik Industries, a 35-year-old McHenry County company, has completed its expansion in the city of McHenry with the purchase of a second facility at Miller Parkway. The facility is now operational, according to a news release from the McHenry County Economic Development Corp. Fabrik hosted a celebration and [Read More]
January 20, 2017 McHenry County is ahead of the curve when it comes to population losses. McHenry County has been shrinking since the year 2010, according to United States Census Bureau data. That makes McHenry worse even than Illinois generally, which has been the only state in the region shrinking since 2013. And property taxes [Read More]