Click here to watch my interview with the Illinois Channel about how the McHenry County Board and I have worked together to reduce our property tax levy and enact taxpayer-friendly reforms.
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.
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!
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]
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 9, 2017 LAKE IN THE HILLS – After hearing from McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks, Lake in the Hills trustees decided they want more time to determine whether they want to start the process to consolidate the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District. While a village staff report shows an estimated $400,000 in [Read More]
By KEVIN P. CRAVER – email@example.com WOODSTOCK – A working group of just less than half the McHenry County Board has started looking at ways to fulfill its promise to cut its property tax levy by at least 10 percent. Its Ad Hoc Committee on Tax Reduction met for the first time Thursday, and after [Read More]
Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:11 p.m. CDT By BRETT ROWLAND firstname.lastname@example.org WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks wants a committee to work with county officials to trim at least $7.93 million from the 2018 property tax levy – a 10 percent cut that could affect what services the county provides to residents. Franks [Read More]