Lying Jack Franks Makes an Even Bigger False Promise: “No More High Property Taxes in McHenry County”

Here's the Cut 10 logo being used in Jack Franks' campaign. It's carries a promise that Lying Jack Franks cannot deliver.

Here’s the Cut 10 logo being used in Lying Jack Franks‘ campaign. It’s carries a promise that Lying Jack Franks cannot deliver.

Having fallen behind in sharing Lying Jack Franks‘ emails with you, I’m now trying to catch up.


Lying Jack Franks Cut 10 campaign promise is a bait and switch.

All of them have the scissors cutting through the home local promising to cut property taxes NOW 10%.

That’s his bait and switch “Cut 10” campaign, which, of course, cannot be fulfilled by someone who will have no control over school budgets, which make up the bulk of one’s real estate tax bill.

Today’s email was sent on October 28th–last Friday.

It makes an even more audacious claim than the Franks will somehow magically cut our property tax bills by 10%.


the headline screams.



Lying Jack Franks Makes an Even Bigger False Promise: “No More High Property Taxes in McHenry County” — 7 Comments

  1. Illinois Policy Institute

    Members of the Illinois House of Representatives Who Gave Madigan Ultimate Power

    The People Who Made Madigan Speaker

    Speakership voting record among current Illinois State Representatives who voted for Madigan Speakership in 2015.

    List in article is edited below to reflect those with a minimum 9 terms (18 years) in office.

    State Representative – Votes Cast for Madigan Speakership (each vote represents a 2 year term in office)

    Barbara Flynn Currie – Democrat, Chicago – 16

    Mary Flowers – Democrat, Chicago – 15

    Monique Davis – Democrat, Chicago – 14

    Lou Lang – Democrat, Skokie – 13

    Daniel Burke – Democrat, Chicago – 12

    Edward Acevedo – Democrat, Chicago – 10

    Sara Feigenholtz – Democrat, Chicago – 10

    Jay Hoffman – Democrat, Belleville – 10

    Jack Franks – Democrat, Woodstock – 9

  2. Democrat Jack Franks v Republican Mike Walkup for inaugural voter elected McHenry County Board Chair.

    Until this year, the 24 (6 districts, 4 members each) voter elected McHenry County Board members have internally elected one of their own for Board Chair.

    Democrat Jack Franks would never become board chair in the current Board as every board member is Republican.

    Prior to the current term, the board was overwhelmingly Republican.

    So first Jack Franks proposed changing the form of government to County Executive, and having the County Executive voter elected.

    That measure was rejected by voters on November 6, 2012, in no small part to a debate Jack Franks lost to current 66th District State Representative Michael Tryon.

    Michael Tryon is not running for re-election this term, and it is Nancy Zettler v Allen Skillicorn in the upcoming 66th District State Representative election.

    Next Jack Franks advocated that McHenry County Board have an elected county board chair, and that measure was passed by voters on March 18, 2014.

    Next Jack Franks advocated adding the following two advisory referendums to the upcoming election ballot:

    – Converting the County Board from 6 districts / 4 members each to 16 districts / 1 member each.

    – Prohibiting property tax hikes if EAV falls.

    While lobbying for those 2 advisory refrendums, Jack Franks was quoted by Kevin Craver of the Daily Herald:

    Daily Herald

    Franks Asks County for 2 Advisory Referendums

    June 6, 2014

    by Kevin Craver

    “Franks made clear that he is not pushing for County Board changes as an effort to run for the chairman’s seat in two years, following the footsteps of former state senators Chris Lauzen and Dan Cronin, now chairmen of the Kane and DuPage county boards.

    ‘What I’m trying to do is reduce our property taxes in McHenry COunty and make it livable so people don’t leave,’ Franks said.

    ‘I can promise you I am not running for county chairman in 2016.

    This has nothing to do with me.

    This is about good government.'”

  3. On October 31, 2016 the Supporters of Jack D Franks PAC reported a $27,400 contribution from the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee.

    The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee PAC has not yet reported the expenditure.

    The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee PAC officers are Chairman Michael Bissett and Treasurer Michael Mahady.

    The wife of Michael Bissett is Paula Yensen, a current McHenry County Board member candidate for District 5, a former McHenry County Board member, and current Lake in the Hills village board member.


    Republican Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager endorsed both Democrat McHenry County Board Chair candidate Jack Franks and Democrat McHenry County District 5 Board member candidate Paula Yensen.

    After he endorsed Jack Franks, Brian Sager resigned as Republican Precinct Committeeman in Greenwood Township.

  4. John Bartman is former Chair of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee PAC.

    And former Chair of the McHenry County Democrat Party.

    And was the #4 person in ranked order (after wife, father, and brother of Jack Franks) on a 2003 letter that State Representative Jack Franks sent to the Rod Blagojevich administration, requesting these people be considered for state jobs with the Blagojevich administration.

    John Bartman was listed as a position with IDOT.

    John Bartman did receive a position at IDOT in 2003.

    To what degree the letter influenced the hiring decision is unknown.


    Democrat Jack Franks v Republican Mike Walkup for inaugural voter elected McHenry County Board Chair.

    Democrat John Bartman v Republican Steve Reick for 63rd District State Representative.

    Election November 8, 2016

    Early voting now in progress.

  5. Really the more he claims he can do something about it as County board Chairman, the more people will see he’s full of $h!+

    He doesn’t even get a vote and the whole portion of our tax bills for the county is only 10%.

    What’s he going to do-cut every service, every employee, every piece of real estate, equipment, law enforcement, hospital etc?

    Thus the website I guess. WAKE UP PEOPLE!

    This politician is a slick willy snake oil salesman and hack!

    (gotta wonder how his wife can stand knowing she’s married to a lying POS) or maybe she tows the line to be a Madigan Mobster’s wife.

  6. What do Jack Franks, Jay Hoffman, Sara Feigenholtz, Edward Acevedo, Daniel Burke, Lou Lang, Monique Davis, Mary Flowers, and Barbara Flynn Currie have in common?

    Read the first comment in this post.


    Who votes for Michael Madigan as Speaker of the House?


    Who receives contributions from Michael Madigan PACs?


    Who is Michael Madigan?

    A Chicago Cook County Democrat.

    Machine patronage politics.

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