In the Human Resources Committee this morning the most ballyhooed issue was one from McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks to eliminate pensions for those countywide officials specifically mentioned in the 1970 State Constitution.
Franks proposal, of course, got coverage in the Northwest Herald.
The Daily Herald followed suit.
And, among Chicago media, CBS-TV bit.
McHenry County Blog reported on Franks’ effort first:
- “Jack Franks Seems to Be Saying that If He Can’t Have a Pension as County Board Chairman, No Countywide Officials Should Get One.”
Only McHenry County Blog, however, reported that what he was proposing was illegal:
- “Will County Board Concluded It Could NOT Take Away Countywide Elected Officials’ Pensions, as Jack Franks Is Proposing.” (Version revised with Dr. Anne Majewski’s correction.)
When the resolution came up, Tom Wilbeck moved that it be approved.
Then something happened that rarely occurs in committees.
No one seconded the meeting, meaning the proposal could not even be discussed.
Attending the Human Resources Committee meeting besides Wilbeck were Donna Kurtz, John Jung, Don Kopsell, Mary McCann, Michael Rein and Craig Wilcox.