The Northwest Herald has been covering Jack Franks’ back for as long as I can remember.
Now it is no surprise that the paper has endorsed him for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship.
While his Republican opponent has actually cut last year’s $79 million county property tax levy by $3 million–3.6%–to $76 million, the paper of record endorses a man who only promises to cut next year’s tax levy by 10%.
Instead the NWH takes Franks’ sanitized I’m only talking about the county’s budget.
Cutting it 10% would only lower a homeowner’s tax bill by 1%.
So, if that’s what he has really been talking about with his “Cut 10” campaign, why didn’t he call a “Cut 1%” campaign.
We all know that answer, even the Northwest Herald’s Editorial Board members, don’t we?