Rep Jack Wants to Make Government More Efficient

McHenry County Board to vote on term-limit referendum for November ballot

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will discuss putting a binding referendum to voters in the November election asking whether the government should impose term limits. Those limits would be two four-year terms for the chairman and three four-year terms for board members, said McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks, who is drafting a resolution [Read More]

IL House & Senate pass Bill Opening Access to Closed Session Recordings

June 1st, 2016: On the last day of session, the House unanimously concurred with Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 to HB4630. This Bill to amend the Open Meetings Act has had unanimous support thru the entire process with comments from legislators such as “I can’t believe elected officials are denied access” and “isn’t this already in [Read More]

State Representative Jack Franks

Jack Franks’ Budget Transparency Bill Passes

Rep Jack Franks on April 14th, 2016: State Rep. Jack D. Franks, D-Marengo, passed legislation out of the House on Wednesday, with strong bipartisan support, requiring local governments to fully disclose taxpayer funded incentives in their budgets to increase transparency of the fiscal practices of local units of government. “Too often, local governments do not count [Read More]