Another Hiccup for McSweeney Bill to Make Jack Franks Second Most Powerful County Chairman in Illinois

McHenry County Republicans offer the following:

Legislation in Springfield which would enable one individual to have almost total control over McHenry County saw its way into inclusion in HB 3596, Amendment 002.   

Prior attempts to push this legislation through as HB 3317 did not have any success, but similarily-conceived verbiage was resurrected and placed into Amendment 002 of the newer bill.

Simply put, HB 3596 diminishes the power of elected County Board Members and other County officials and conveys greater power to the County Board Chair.

The beauty of good government lies, in large measure, with the function of checks and balances within every governmental entity and that function should not be diminished.

Our congratulations to each of these Mchenry County Board members who saw fit to fight for good governance and stand with Mchenry County voters:

  • Jim Kearns
  • Charles Wheeler
  • Chris Christensen
  • Carolyn Schofield
  • Jeffrey Thorsen
  • John Reinert
  • Pamela Althoff
  • Lori Parrish

Witness Slips filed opposing  HB 3596 Amendment 2, were (at 1:00 pm) 251 opposed, to 4 in favor.

The People are once again making it clear they don’t want one-man rule.

What they want is good governance with distributed power, checks and balances, and actual representation. 


Another Hiccup for McSweeney Bill to Make Jack Franks Second Most Powerful County Chairman in Illinois — 1 Comment

  1. If there was ever any doubt that Franks cannot be trusted and that he and Althoff are joined at the hip politically, it was removed when Althoff filed a witness slip for both her and the County Board Chairman.

    From a post in a recent local newspaper: ” county board members suspicious McSweeney is working with Franks”

    I do wonder if that post had anything to do with the author no longer working for that newspaper.

    Althoff was number 210 to create a witness slip.

    In other words she and Jack appeared to have waited until the die was cast relative to public opposition to the bill.

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