Chicago Tribune Endorsement: Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman

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Posted October 11, 2016

McHenry County Board Chairman: A big thumbs-up for Jack D. Franks of Marengo, the former Illinois lawmaker best known for calling out his own Democratic Party for excessive taxing and spending. Franks says he will propose to cut the county’s portion of the property tax levy by 10 percent “on my first day in office.” We like the sound of that. And we hope it sets the stage for even more. Franks is our choice over Republican Michael J. Walkup, a County Board member, organic farmer and Crystal Lake attorney.