The Northwest Herald doesn’t tell how many people answer their daily questions, but last Friday the question was
What do you think of the proposed bill that would give the McHenry County Board Chairman the power of appointment?
The results did not please Franks.
- Good idea – 20%
- Bad idea – 56%
- Not sure – 24%
The question was about the Jack Franks-inspired House Bill 171.
It would take away from the County Board the selection of who gets to serve on what committees.
Current County Board rules now have a Committee on Committee making such assignments, with each District having one member selected by and from among the four district board members (or, if a tie, by the senior member).
Under the legislation Franks wants Governor Bruce Rauner to sign, Franks would make all such appointments.
Franks is joined in support of the legislation by the Lake County Board Chairman, a Republican, so no prediction can be made on whether the Governor will support Republicans in McHenry County or its Democratic Party County Board Chairman and the Republican Lake County Board Chairman.