McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks, with the concurrence of County Administrator Peter Austin, has hired his former legislative assistant Bridget Geenen of Lake in the Hills for $54,000 a year.
When she worked for the State of Illinois she earned 52,333.34 a year.
She was also paid to work in his County Board Chairman campaign. She got $250 a month for mileage in July, August and September.
Geenen’s new title will be Executive Assistant, reporting to Franks.
In addition, Franks has put Oliver Serafini on the County payroll for $48,000 as a “Communications Specialist.”
In his previous job, Serifini earned $44,800.
He also received $8,999.30 from the Democratic Majority working on the 2014 campaign for Jenny Burke, an unsuccessful Democratic Party State Representative candidate from Itasca in DuPage County.
Serafini was previously on the House Democratic staff.
Currently Administrative Specialist III’s working for the County Board earn salaries of