Most of the people who will be directly affected by Jack Franks attempt to grab the power to appoint McHenry County Board committee chairmen and select which committees on which all members will serve have weighed in on the question.
In less three days during the last week of the veto session, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks convinced Democrats in the House and all State Senators except local ones to give him more power over the McHenry County Board than Mike Madigan has over the Illinois House of Representatives.
Madigan has the power to appoint committee chairman and to place Democrats on the committees of his choice.
It is the House Republican Leader, however, who determines on what committees Republicans will serve.
Under House Bill 171, Franks would have the authority to put both the one Democrat and all twenty-three Republicans on any committees he desired.
That gives him the power to stack more committees in his absolute favor than he has now.
Neither the Human Relations nor the Internal Services and Facilities Committee act in lockstep with Franks’ wishes.
Not signing were Michele Aavang, who was out of town, Mike Skala, Bob Nowak and Democrat Paula Yensen.
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