Robocall: Algonquin Township highway commissioner ‘squandered’ tax dollars on ‘political vendetta’

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has launched a robocall urging thousands of Algonquin Township residents to pressure the township board to put a referendum on the November ballot giving voters the choice to eliminate the highway department at the polls. The heart of the Marengo Democrat’s call was an attack on Algonquin [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]

Rep Jack Franks Works With Republicans for Needed Reforms

Legislators exposed corrupt County Board

Published: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: Thank you, Sen. Pam Althoff, Rep. Jack Franks and Gov. Bruce Rauner for teaming up to end the practice of County Board members receiving taxpayer-funded pensions. It is unfair that solely because of elected status County Board members are getting full-time perks for very part-time [Read More]

Will County may drop pension benefit

Will County officials are considering a plan in which they may opt out of their participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, in the wake of a new law that bans newly elected board members from the state pension program. Members of the county board’s executive committee voted to recommend a resolution eliminating the IMRF [Read More]

Rep Jack Franks Works With Republicans for Needed Reforms

Rauner signs Franks bill ending pensions for elected county board members

Published: Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 3:43 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 12:24 a.m. CDT By KEVIN P. CRAVER – kcraver@shawmedia.com Elected county board members statewide are no longer eligible for pensions under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Senate Bill 2701, which took effect with Rauner’s signature Friday, disqualifies future candidates elected [Read More]