Will County has the type of government Jack Franks wanted–a strong elected County Executive.
Its County Executive is a Democrat, a former State Senator.
With a 16-10 majority, apparently the Republicans on the Board see the need for someone to coordinate strategy.
Pretty good idea, since County Board members, unlike State legislators, cannot caucus in secret to discuss strategy.
I would guess the GOP Chief of Staff handles the phone calls to coordinate Republican policy.
Maybe McHenry County Board members should consider hiring a similar person.