The McHenry County Board Minority’s Argument Against Granting Jack Franks Retroactive Approval for His Patronage Hire

McHenry County Blog reported in a timely fashion the names of those McHenry County Board members who voted to approve the highly irregularly hired patronage employees by Jack Franks last Christmas, but they seem worth posting against they are again before … Continue reading

Franks Push for Patronage Employees’ Approval Gains Victory in Second Committee

It’s now 2-1. The McHenry County Board’s Internal Services Committee dissed McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ push to legitimize the two patronage positions which were irregularly filled by County Administrator Peter Austin Christmas time last year. Then, the Human … Continue reading

Franks Gets What He Wants on Patronage Employee Hire from Human Resources Committee

Cut 10, add 2. That’s what the County Board seems likely to do. The levy will be cut 10% (after an all-Republican Board raised the levy 4% a year ago), but added will be two employees not in the this … Continue reading

Franks’ Patronage Push Loses in First County Board Committee

The patronage employees that Jack Franks hired without County Board authorization around Christmas last year did not received a reprieve in the Internal Services Committee yesterday. After Franks prevailed upon County Administrator Peter Austin to exceed the hiring authority granted … 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

GOP Members of County Board Seek Two Special Meetings Wed. Night

A press release about the call for special McHenry County Board meetings by Republican County Board members: Special Meetings, McHenry County Board Two Special Meetings of the McHenry County Board have been called by Republican members for Wednesday, August 23, … Continue reading

Resolution Submitted to Human Resourses Committee to Eliminate Patronage Positions

Below is resolution drafted by Craig Wilcox that has not yet been considered by the McHenry County Board Human Relations Committee, although submitted in June.  The Committee’s Tuesday meeting has been cancelled by Chairman John Jung. RESOLUTION RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE … Continue reading