This letter recently appeared in the Northwest Herald. It is reproduced here with permission from its author, Woodstock resident Curtis Payne.
Against Jack Franks
Jack Franks wants to give back a one-time payment to the taxpayers of $150.
So what happens when you don’t want to give back any money to businesses that have put into Valley Hi’s Levy?
A class action lawsuit suing the county!
You champion for businesses but basically you could care less about the people who hire employees to stay in Illinois.
You were part of the problem in Springfield that has made Illinois what it is today!
Franks was a representative from 1998-2016.
During that time the last budget that was balanced was in 2001.
Did Franks fix the teachers union pension fund deficit?
No, not at all.
The state of Illinois has pilfered away that pension fund.
During Franks’ tenure, the pension deficit for the Teachers’ Retirement System has increased into the Billions and sits at around $130 Billion.
In 2005 and 2006 Franks along with Mike Madigan, voted to Not Fund the TRS, which ended up costing the taxpayers over $11 Billion.