Rep Jack Wants to Make Government More Efficient

McHenry County Board chairman Jack D. Franks moving forward with anti-tax referendum

Published: Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 4:58 p.m. CST WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is moving forward with putting an advisory property tax freeze referendum question to voters, but backing off a plan to ask for two more aimed at government consolidation. Franks, D-Marengo, will ask board members Tuesday night to vote to put [Read More]


Jack Franks is Making Property Tax Relief Happen in McHenry County

It’s happening. In the face of resistance, lies and outright hostility from McHenry County’s good-old-boy political class all throughout the summer and fall, Jack Franks ran a positive campaign dedicated to McHenry County taxpayers’ top concern: runaway property taxes. Now, less than six weeks after November’s elections, Jack Franks has already succeeded in substantially reducing [Read More]


9 on Sangamon County Board opt out of pension system

Nine Sangamon County Board members have dropped out of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension system, leaving only 10 of the 29 board members in IMRF. The General Assembly this year passed a law banning future county board members from getting into the system and requiring that current board members, across the state, make monthly [Read More]

Rep Jack Wants to Make Government More Efficient

Jack Franks will Lower McHenry County Taxes, Consolidate Government Waste and Fight Corruption

McHenry County residents and employers pay higher property taxes than 99% of all Americans. And while our taxes skyrocketed, the county board gave themselves pensions and healthcare for part-time work. To save local taxpayers’ hard-earned money, Jack Franks, who has never voted for a tax increase or unbalanced budget, passed a law prohibiting county board [Read More]

State Rep Jack Franks

Illinois Association of Realtors PAC: Vote Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman

The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees recommend you vote for Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman… Franks… [is] for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Since 1998, Franks has represented McHenry County voters as state representative of the 63rd House District. A lifelong resident of McHenry County, Franks won [Read More]

Rep Jack Wants to Make Government More Efficient

Northwest Herald Endorsement – McHenry County Board Chairman: Jack Franks

Published: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT In 2014, voters passed a referendum to change the way the McHenry County Board chairman is elected. Up until now, every two years after an election, the 24 members of the County Board would meet and vote on a chairman from among their own. For the first time [Read More]

State Representative Jack Franks

Daily Herald Endorsement: Franks for McHenry County Board chairman

For the first time, voters in McHenry County next month will elect not just their county board representatives, but also a chairman to preside over the board’s activities. They’ll decide between Republican Michael Walkup, a current board member from Crystal Lake, and Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo, who is leaving his seat in [Read More]


Franks will shake up county government

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: I entered County Board chairman candidate Jack Franks’ Crystal Lake Town Hall meeting as an undecided voter and left as an enthusiastic Franks supporter. I was impressed with Mayor Aaron Shepley’s introduction and endorsement and learned most every mayor, all Republicans, also have endorsed Franks. [Read More]