Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 9

Prodigious researcher Mark looked up the contributions that State Rep. Jack Franks has received from the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees.  Since Franks has not filed his Withdrawal of Candidacy form, the contributions from the largest state … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 8

Maybe my headline should be Franks Labels County Board IMRF Pension Participation a “Scandal” Certainly, Jack Franks will be filling mailboxes with that message and how he cleaned it up. But, since the title of the op-ed piece in Wednesday … Continue reading

Franks Gets County Board IMRF Abolition Bill to House Floor

State Senator Pam Althoff passed Senate Bill 2701 requiring county board members participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to keep logs of the hours spent working on county business. In the case of McHenry County Board members, the number … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 7

Sunday, May 15th, Gonigam reported, “Franks qualified that saying he’d give up the Rep. race if the Committee can pick another candidate who’s both ‘electable’ and holds a political outlook consistent with his own.” But Franks hasn’t pulled out of the … Continue reading

County Board Moves to Preempt Jack Franks on Pension Issue by Pulling Out of IMRF

Appearing today on the agenda of the Human Resources Committee is a resolution to take McHenry County Board members out of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. State Rep. Jack Franks, in his run-up to a candidacy to take over the … Continue reading

Democrat Predicts Jack Franks Can Win Both County Board and State Rep. Races

A comment from “Inish” worth sharing from under the article entitled, McHenry County Board Outmaneuvered by Nimble Jack Franks Again stimulated the following comment: Rested like a arrow in a quiver by no one’s fault but their own. The County … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Outmaneuvered by Nimble Jack Franks Again

Democratic Party Jack Franks has a great sense of timing. And, as I have told many folks, timing is pretty much everything in politics. Franks pushed for an elected County Executive and ended up with an elected County Board Chairman. … Continue reading

Reader Challenges Jack Franks on Property Tax Relief

Yesterday, I quoted Jack Franks from an interview on WLS done by “Big” John Howell. One of the reasons Franks gave for running for the Chairmanship of the McHenry County Board was to “…really work on property tax relief…” A … Continue reading