Jack Franks Criticized for Loss of Temper

From former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster:

Here We Go Again… Drunk With Power and Self Importance!

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks

For all intents and purposes… it appears we are once again, forced to witness the “county emperor’s” irrational impulses as he stomps around proving he is indeed the “old, out-of-control, spoiled child” half the county voters have known for years.

McHenry County Auditor Shannon Teresi

In his current cross-hairs: the office of McHenry County Auditor and the office of Regional Superintendent of Schools.

One must ask… where are the McHenry County Board members when their chairman (their representative) arbitrarily injects himself into the business, duties and responsibilities of duly elected (NON-County Board) officials?

It is embarrassing to say the least that Superintendent Leslie Schermerhorn felt a need to inform county board members of the inappropriate interactions between the chairman, herself and Evergreen School Dir. Edgar Pereda.

McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn

Board members, have you given your chairman direction to inject himself… ON YOUR BEHALF… into any official duties of this particular school? If so, on what grounds?

Or, could he be throwing his weight around on a personal agenda?

Or, could he be interfering on behalf of someone else?

When the public was asked if they wanted an “executive” county board chairman… they resoundingly said NO.

Your chairman represents, and acts at your direction, he is not an “executive” running an independent office.

When unsuccessful at that first attempt, Franks and then County Board Chair Hill, rushed/pushed through the second referendum to simply elect the chairman “at-large.”

Ground rules for this position, following County Board Rules, meant that the persons would have no greater responsibilities, or authority, than chairmen elected by members themselves.

He has already ruined the clear and simple concepts of those rules on several levels and this unnecessary spat is one more.

Board members, you have a responsibility to your constituents to rein in this man!

His bullying, anger, threats and actions are not in the public’s best interests


Jack Franks Criticized for Loss of Temper — 20 Comments

  1. An admonishment about tempers from the woman who issued death threats?

    That’s rich.

  2. Jack was a joke in Springfield and continues to be the same in a far lesser position.

    When one cannot take a demotion and turn their career around its time to hang it up.

    Maybe try being an attorney for the local closet broom.

    HIs only saving grace is the stupidity and apathy of the County Board members who’ve been five steps behind Madigan’s plans which Jack enacts at will.

    If the Board wakes up… Start looking for that broom to represent Jack.

  3. When it comes to temper, this obnoxious dictator wannabe we have as our McHenry County Chairman should learn a thing or two from judge Kavanaugh. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  4. I thought anti-bullying lessons were taught from kindergarten through high school.

    That’s a lot of daydreaming!

  5. Death threats?

    It was obvious to anyone with an IQ over 70 that the comment in question was a joke.

    Repeating a falsehood over and over again does not make it true.

  6. Slack jawed goobers complain about Townships and high taxes, but when you finally get one Pol to take on the single biggest waste of tax dollars, those Public Day Care Centers, you whine about his temperament.


  7. Is the Chairman MERELY the “chairman” of A board, or is he the president or ruler or emperor of McHenry County?

  8. Warren Sanders, change your underwear, you’re full of sh!t again or you believe everything you read in attack mailers (sent out by Hmmm?)

    Even the ‘FranksNews’ the Northwest Herald put your claim of bull pucky to rest as did, the States Atty!

    Schuster helped write those rules so she’d know better than most what those rules are.

    She also wouldn’t have been railroaded by the ass- swipe tyrant who won a fake ‘Civility’ Award like so many on the board that are elected to represent us, not new a shill for this guy or a cowering idiot.

    Priest, BillyBob get it.

    D J you’ve been sleeping.

    Haven’t you noticed he dropped the push of getting rid of townships months and months ago.

    Stay with us and wake up to the cold hard truth, This spoiled brat of a man doesn’t do anything that doesn’t directly benefit him!

    Oh and he didn’t cut taxes and he’s never kept a campaign promise.

  9. Well, here’s another poem about our Great Leader, if you please.

    (apologies to John Greenleaf Whittier and his famous ‘Barbara Frietchie’)


    Up from the meadows rich with corn,
    Clear in the cool September morn,

    The clustered spires of old Woodstock stand
    Green-walled by the rills o’ McHenry County land.

    Round about them orchards sweep,
    Apple- and pear-tree fruited deep,

    Fair as a garden of our Lord
    -To the eyes of Franks’ ravening Section 8 horde,

    On that pleasant morn of the early fall
    When the last homeschool families fled o’er Boone Co.’s bayoneted ‘fire-wall.’

    Over the Kishwaukee winding down,
    Horse and foot, into Sagertown.*

    Five hundred flags with huge Red Stars,
    Five hundred flags with their blood-red bars,

    Flapped in the morning wind: the sun
    Of noon looked down, and saw not one.

    Up rose old Barbara Frietchie then,
    Bowed with her fourscore years plus ten;

    Bravest of all in Sagertown,
    She took up the flag the MS-13 gang hauled down;

    In her attic window the staff she set,
    To show that one heart was loyal yet.

    Up the street came the looters long dread,
    Jack-o-napes Franks, himself, riding ahead.

    Under his horned, slouched hat left and right
    He glanced: Old Glory met his cat-eyed sight.

    “Halt!”— his dusky, blood-caked ranks stood fast.
    “Fire!”— out blazed the kalashnikovs’ blast.

    It shivered the window, pane and sash;
    It rent the banner with seam and gash.

    Quick, as it fell, from its shattered pole,
    Dame Barbara snatched her now Star-Spangled stole;

    She leaned far out on her window-sill,
    And shook it forth with a ‘Bunker Hill’ will.

    “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,
    But spare my country’s flag,” she said.

    A shade of sadness, a blush of shame,
    Over the visage of the Tyrant came;

    The nobler nature within Franks stirred
    To life at that woman’s brave deed and word:

    “Who touches a hair of yon gray head
    Dies like a dog! March on!” he said.

    All day long through Calhoun street
    Sounded the tread of tramping feet:

    All day long that free flag tost
    Over the heads of the devilish host.

    Ever its torn folds rose and fell
    On the loyal winds that loved it well;

    And through the hill-gaps sunset light
    Shone over it with a warm good-night.

    Barbara Frietchie’s feat is now long o’er,
    And Big Brother Franks rides his raids no more.

    Honor to her! And let a tear
    Fall, for her sake, on Franks’ burnt-out bier.

    Over Barbara Frietchie’s grave,
    Flag of Freedom and Union, wave!

    Peace and Order and Beauty draw
    Round thy symbol of Light and Law;

    And ever the stars above look down
    On thy stars below in re-renamed Woodstock town!

    *Woodstock was renamed Sagertown (2020-2023) to gratify a wicked Commissar there in power, during the brutal reign of the Tax Tyrants’ Terror.

  10. Franks is a human chameleon.

    He thinks we are fools.

    He’s adept at changing his political appearance to suit his surroundings.

    But he knows, deep down, when marching feet are heard once again, his camouflage will be entirely useless, and he will be found out and caught.

    Daddy’s money won’t save him.

    He will be held accountable some day.

    And his tears won’t cut any ice, even among his captive political ilk.

  11. Franks’ Political career at an end.

    A political tragedy? Not really.

    As day follows night, Jack, what you sow, you shall later reap.

    What you give, you get.

  12. ok, Man, this guy lives in too many of your heads rent free.

    Render him irrelevant and impotent.

  13. It is Klaatu Barada Nikto, our role model and inspiration. Stay tuned…32 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

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