A letter to the editor of the Northwest Herald, republished with permission of author Jay Adler:
Franks needs to go
Jack Franks is nothing more than a career politician for the taxpayers of McHenry County.
Franks served 18 years as a State Representative, and during that time our property taxes skyrocketed and our property values plummeted.
Franks tried to get 12 of his family members and friends patronage jobs including his wife, his father and his brother back in the early 2000s.
Not only did Franks try to get them jobs but also to saddle we the taxpayers with lucrative pensions for them as well!
Franks’ attitude is “Who cares? It’s just taxes.”
It’s time for Jack Franks to stop sponging off the taxpayers and find a private career, as his state pension will almost certainly end up costing us well over $2 MILLION dollars!
Franks wasn’t required to activate his pension but the minute he turned 55 Franks couldn’t wait to get his money-grabbing hands on his over $58,000 a year pension.
In addition, he stands to receive a 3% annual increase at age 65 for life!
This is the problem with career politicians like Jack Franks.
They care about themselves more than the struggling middle and lower income earners.
Jack Franks is nothing but a self indulgent and self absorbed politician who needs to go!