Jack Franks Accused of Crime

An article about McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks not obeying the law from the Edgar County Watchdog publication Illinois Leaks.  It is re-published with permission. McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks files false and incomplete SEI statements BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Asks for Equal Treatment for Republicans

Under member comments at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler said the following: Thank you Chairman Franks. A few weeks our governor signed and placed into law the Trust Act.This bill is one of those things that was … Continue reading

Watch What Happened at Last Thursday’s County Board Meeting on Jack Franks’ Patronage and Opposition to Releasing State’s Attorney’s Opinions that Reportedly Contradict His Position

Take a look for yourself at the Special Meeting called by minority Republicans to try to rein in McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ patronage hiring, plus making public McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Opinions that reportedly support the position that … Continue reading

Watching Chairman Jack Franks Disrespecting County Board Members

The following was written by former member and, now, candidate for the McHenry County Board: Again, County Board Rules… be Damned! Nauseating. That is the nicest word that can be used to define one more spectacle witnessed during the 9/14/17 … Continue reading

NWH Offers Balanced Story on Confrontation Over Jack Franks’ Patronage Employees & Opposition to Sharing Legal Opinions with Public

Northwest Herald headline: McHenry County Board chairman’s hires under fire Here’s what Google brought up concerning the Northwest Herald’s story about Thursday’s McHenry County Board Committee of the Whole meeting: McHenry County Board chairman’s hires under fire Northwest Herald WOODSTOCK – … Continue reading

NWH Takes Note of Jack Franks’ Patronage Hires and Thursday Meeting to Eliminate Those Improperly Filled Positions

In his ninth month as McHenry County Board Chairman, the Northwest Herald has taken notice that Jack Franks has made “political hires.” It’s in a story about the Special Meeting called Thursday by a minority of Republicans on the County … Continue reading

Special Meeting Calls Draw More GOP Sponsors

Republicans on the McHenry County Board not under the sway of Democratic Party Board Chairman Jack Franks have filed calls for Special Board Meetings on Thursday after the Committee of the Whole Meeting and the next Tuesday after the Regular … Continue reading

Readers Continue to Mine the Special Meetings and Post-Meeting about Patronage Employees & Valley Hi

Under yesterday’s article putting up part of the transcript of the August 23rd Special Meetings called by eight McHenry County Board members to consider the future for Valley Hi and eliminating the positions from which Jack Franks’ patronage employees have … Continue reading