Jack Franks Sneaks $98,000 Inspector General in Supplemental Budget for Tuesday Night Meeting

Although approved by no committee of which I am aware, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has put $98,000 in the supplementary budget for next year.

Jack Franks in  “I’m in charge”

If approved, the position of Inspector General would be under the people who need inspecting.

Currently, the McHenry County Auditor performs the function of keeping McHenry County honest.

Besides knowing how McHenry County government works from first hand experience as Chief Deputy Auditor, recently-appointed Auditor Shannon Teresi has the following qualifications,:

  • Masters in Accounting Science
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Risk Management Assurance

The spreadsheet containing Chairman Franks’ proposed new patronage employee is very wide, so I have chopped it up and present the information below.  Obviously the relevant information is on the third line.

Note the third line makes it clear that Jack Franks will be in charge of the new position, ,just as he is of the County Administrator, who broke county personnel policy to hire Franks’ two patronage employees.

The “Inspector General” position appears here on line three.

On the third line is the salary and benefits for the proposed Inspector General, totaling $98.283.

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See following articles about Jack Franks continuing effort to replace the elected County Auditor with an appointed Inspector General:

If you would like to contact County Board members, their email addresses appear below:

Charles Wheeler <CSWheeler@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Chris Christensen <CSChristensen@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Christopher Spoerl <CRSpoerl@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Craig Wilcox <CAWilcox@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Donald Kopsell <DCKopsell@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Donna Kurtz <DMKurtz@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Jack Franks <JDFranks@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Jeffrey Thorsen <JTThorsen@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Jim Heisler <jlheisler@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Jim Kearns <JAKearns@mchenrycountyil.gov>, John Hammerand <jdhammerand@mchenrycountyil.gov>, John Jung <JPJung@mchenrycountyil.gov>, John Reinert <JJReinert@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Joseph Gottemoller <JXGottemoller@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Kay Bates <KRBates@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Larry Smith <LWSmith@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Mary McCann <mtmccann@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Michael Rein <MXRein@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Michael Skala <MJSkala@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Michael Walkup <MJWalkup@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Michele Aavang <MRAavang@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Paula Yensen <PEYensen@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Robert Nowak <RCNowak@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Thomas Wilbeck <TWWilbeck@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Yvonne Barnes <YMBarnes@mchenrycountyil.gov>, Peter Austin <pbaustin@mchenrycountyil.gov>


Jack Franks Sneaks $98,000 Inspector General in Supplemental Budget for Tuesday Night Meeting — 9 Comments

  1. As it states on the LWV of McHenry County FaceBook page:
    Please join us tomorrow night (Monday) for our Senate Forum. If you cannot be at MCC in person join us for our FB Live starting at 7 pm.

    Illinois Senate District 26, 32, and 33 Forum

  2. Thanks for the correction.

    Separate article prepared for Monday.

  3. I am still waiting for the 11% reduction of our property taxes, as we were promised.

    Mr Franks when will this happen?

    I’m just wondering as you promise this is part of your campaign to get elected.

  4. Jack Franks is the King of McHenry County!

    … and we are his slaves.

    But wait, this poem is from 2021!:

    I met a traveller from an antique wasteland,

    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

    Stand in the Dorr Township desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,

    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

    And on the pedestal, these words appear:

    My name is Franks! King of Kings! Son of Herby I;

    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

    The lone and level sands stretch far away where once corn and soy grew.”

  5. Nothing more heart wrenching than the cry from enslaved White and White wannabe folks. Stay tuned…50 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  6. We citizens in McHenry County already have an INDEPENDENT auditor position occupied now by a capable and competent Shannon Teresi. Her position is independent and accountable to voters as it should be. We do not need and inspector general position in this county. Tax paying and patriotic citizens should soundly reject the proposal to add an inspector general into the McHenry County Government.

  7. Franks wants ANOTHER Patronage hire that will be required to kiss his ass.

    I guess the two fulltime employees can’t handle the load.

    This is just another attempt to avoid oversight on his spending and be able to avoid legalities with his questionable behavior.

    We already have the Auditor/whistleblower laws and States Atty elected by the people.

  8. Read the NW Herald story about the County board voting to reduce its size.

    There’s a whole paragraph of Jack Franks talking about doing what the people want, reducing government to make it leaner, cutting staff and setting the example!


    So which is it Mr. Franks?

    You believe creating a nearly $100,000 position is doing what you are quoted as saying in the Herald article?

    Employing personal assistants?

    Completely opposing statements and actions!

    The people have inspected your words and actions and agree to reduce size…you need to go.

    And take all your paid assistants and inspector general with you.

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