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
The Metropolitan Planning Council recently interviewed me as part of its Change Makers series, which highlights the efforts of elected officials to seek to modernize and transform local government to make it more efficient and more responsive. Click here to read the full interview.
Our view: Taxing bodies should follow McHenry County Board in cutting property tax levies by 10 percent
Nov. 27, 2017 – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks kept his campaign promise of cutting the county’s property tax levy by 10 percent – if McHenry County government can do it, why can’t anyone else? There are too many public officials who are interested in protecting their own interests before thinking [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board authorized an 11.2 percent reduction to the property tax levy, and Chairman Jack Franks is calling on other local governments to follow suit. The county board last week unanimously approved levying $71.8 million in property taxes for 2017 — an $8 million decline over the previous year — which [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved a budget Tuesday night that includes an 11.2 percent reduction in the county’s property tax levy. At a regular meeting Tuesday, all County Board members voted in favor of the budget and a $71.4 million property tax levy that will collect $8 million less next year than the [Read More]
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks on Monday applauded fellow board members and county employees for developing a 2018 budget that includes an 11.2 percent reduction in the county’s property tax levy. “It was a wonderful, collaborative effort,” Franks said at a Committee of the Whole meeting. “This happened because we planned and [Read More]
Legendary WBBM Newsradio journalist Craig Dellimore interviewed me at length for the Oct. 1 edition of his At Issue program in which he interviews important state newsmakers. You can find the audio of the interview here. Listen to it on the WBBM website or download it to iTunes or your favorite app!
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks wants to ax pensions for all countywide elected officials. On Oct. 17, he will submit a resolution to do so. “There can be no sacred cows when it comes to getting our nightmarish property taxes under control,” Franks said. If passed by the County Board, the resolution [Read More]
September 18, 2017 Some wonderful things are happening on the McHenry County Board. Since the election in November, a majority of practical, common-sense Republican members of the County Board have partnered with me, the Democratic chairman, to bring about true reforms and tax relief. The budget that the County Board will be voting on in a [Read More]
Aug. 24, 2017 The path is clear for McHenry County to move forward with the consolidation of the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District with the village of Lake in the Hills, officials said Thursday. Former sanitary district board President Shelby Key and Trustee Terry Easler, who opposed consolidation, have backed down from challenging the [Read More]
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]