Jack Franks, Lake County Board chairman pledge to use government consolidation power

Published: Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 11:06 p.m. CDT The Lake County Board chairman and the Democratic candidate who is seeking the McHenry County Board’s top seat are pledging to use a new law that allows both bodies to eliminate a handful of small units of government. State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Lake County Board Chairman [Read More]

State Representative Jack Franks

Franks is tenacious

Published: Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: Congratulations to state Rep. Jack Franks on his tenaciousness. He promised to pass a law to allow McHenry County to finally get rid of unnecessary governmental bodies, and he delivered against strong odds. The McHenry County Board opposed Jack’s efforts, even using tax dollars to [Read More]