Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 32

In running for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship, State Rep. Jack Franks says he is going to cut property taxes. Well, almost. In his press release, Franks contends, “The residents of McHenry County are over taxed.” and “I have decided to … Continue reading

The Next Attack on the McHenry County Board

The McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee is on deck today to follow in the footsteps of Human Resources Committee. On June 2nd, all Human Resources Committee members voted in favor of abolishing pensions for County Board members. Now it … Continue reading

Jack Franks Files County Board Chairman Petitions, Still Running for State Rep. – Part 18

Jack Franks has filed his petitions with the McHenry County Clerk to run as the Democratic candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman. He only needed 270 signatures. Mike Walkup is the Republican candidate. Franks is now an official candidate for … Continue reading

Milk Day Parade Shots

My camera is in for an expensive repair, so my motivation for attending Harvard’s Milk Day Parade was minimal. I was interested in how State Rep. Jack Franks would handle being on the ballot for two offices, but not enough … Continue reading

Lame Duck Planning and Development Expanding Government Tuesday

The agenda for the Planning and Development Committee is out.  On the agenda is to expand the P&D committee by 1.5 full time employees or FTEs.  Here is a link to the agenda on the McHenry County Board’s website. The … Continue reading

Franks Frames Issues for His County Board Campaign

Found on WLS-AM’s “Big” John Howell show was this statement from Jack Franks: “I had to do a real gut check to say ‘where can I do the best for the citizens of McHenry County’, and I thought I could … Continue reading

Gasser Urges Franks to Renouce $58,600 Pension

Turnabout, apparently, is fair play. During member comments at Tuesday night’s McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser praised GOP County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup’s call for an end to pensions for County Board members. Gasser is one of the … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Big Survey

Don’t know how many people Chicago-base American Direction Group interviewers called, but Friday night, I was one. It’s a firm that touts its ability to target voters through research. And mobilize volunteers. The topics of the call were the Presidential … Continue reading

Valley Hi Consultant’s Report

Have to say I was disappointed with the Wipfli LLP Market Study Report presented at the joint meeting of the Valley Hi Operating Committee and Public Health and Human Services Committee. From the hour or so presentation and discussion I … Continue reading

Kane County State’s Attorney Says a Legislator Could Serve as County Board Chairman

With State Rep. Jack Franks putting out feelers to discover traditionally Republican support for a run for McHenry County Board Chairman, I thought the following opinion from the Kane County State’s Attorney might be of interest: … Continue reading