McHenry County Board adopts spending plan with $9.8M in tax cuts

The McHenry County Board has passed a fiscal 2019 budget that includes more than $9.8 million in tax cuts. Of that amount, $7.53 million comes from abatements and $2.3 million comes from permanent reductions in the county’s property tax levy. “In 2018, we voted to give $8 million back to the taxpayers, and next year, [Read More]

McHenry County Board proposes fiscal 2019 budget with $9.8M in tax cuts

McHenry County officials have proposed a 2019 budget that includes more than $9.8 million in tax cuts. Of that amount, $7.53 million come from abatements and $2.3 million come from permanent reductions in the county’s property tax levy.  “For the second straight year, we’re offering taxpayers meaningful relief by reducing almost $10 million from our [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]

Jack Franks: “I can’t in good conscience ask people for more money when I see our government doing the same thing over and over”

Illinois State Representative Jack Franks (D-Marengo) joins Justin to talk about why he’s resigning to run for McHenry County board chairman. Representative Franks discusses the current gridlock in Springfield, how his decision to resign will impact the balance of power, the importance of being bipartisan, the big issues facing McHenry County, his strategy to get [Read More]