Franks Uses Tax Money To Pitch Campaign Issues

State Rep. Jack Franks is not running for re-election, instead opting to run for McHenry County Board Chairman. In a blast email he announced that on his first day in office he would cut McHenry County’s taxes by 10%. (That … Continue reading

Gasser Goes After Franks for Breaking Term Limits Pledge, Support of Madigan over 18 Years

McHenry County Board member and Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman had a letter published yesterday in the Northwest Herald. It is published below with the permission of the author: Don’t Let Jack Franks Bring Madigan and Springfield to McHenry County … Continue reading

Mayors Endorsing Jack Franks

Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin … Continue reading

Franks Leads with 10% Property Tax Cut Promise

In an email blasted out by Jack Franks for his County Board Chairmanship campaign, He promises to cut county government’s property tax levy by 10% the first day he is in office. That would be during the first week of December, if … Continue reading

Jack Franks Files Statement of Withdrawal for State Rep. Race

For those of you tired of my beating the drum of Jack Franks having said he was going to withdraw, but not filing the necessary paperwork, that series of articles is now over. This appeared on the Illinois State Board … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 48

Readers like to connect dots. Those who take part in the comment section of McHenry County Blog know that. One has emailed me pointing out right after people started posting negative comments about Jack Franks and anti Franks memes on … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 45

State Rep. Jack Franks brought his supporters to Crystal Lake for the July 3rd Independence Day Parade. It was the first time I have seen him in this parade. His State Rep. district contains precious little, if any, of Crystal … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 44

It’s Independence Day Weekend and State Rep. Jack Franks still has not freed up a space on the Democratic Party ballot for someone to run in his place for State Representative now that he is running for McHenry County Board … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 43

State Rep. Jack Franks continues to snow Springfield reporters. Below you see a tweet from Springfield-based Amanda Vinicky of WUIS-FM. the Public Radio station in the State Capital. Note that the reporter says that Franks “is stepping down.” Well, maybe. … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 43

While we were on vacation, the McHenry County Board finally reacted to the attack that State Rep. Jack Franks made on the part-time members’ for being in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension program. Without dissent, they voted to abolish … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 42

Imagine my surprise when the Northwest Herald ran the State Rep. Jack Franks’ patronage memo to Governor Rod Blagojevich’s administration asking that his family and friends be put on state commissions or in state jobs. True it wasn’t a news … Continue reading