Franks Replies to School Superintendents’ Counteroffer to Meeting Request

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog published the press release McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks released about his invitation to nine school superintendents and board presidents to meet with him on Thursday. The superintendents said a number had scheduling conflicts, but … Continue reading

School Superintendent’s Reply to Jack Franks’ Command Performance, aka, Publicity Pop

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks posted the following press release after it was published in the Northwest Herald. Franks asked for a meeting right after property tax bills would be received. Problem with that is Franks would have had … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Coming to Crystal Lake Tuesday Night

McHenry County Libertarians will be holding their monthly meeting at the Rib House on Route 176  at the Crystal Lake Rib House, 540 E Terra Both Kirotta  (Route 176) on Tuesday night. Dinner, conversation and drinks will begin at 6:30. … Continue reading

Real Estate Tax Bills Coming Monday

McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller mailed property tax bills on Friday. Since they didn’t come Saturday, I’m guessing they will arrive in most mailboxes Monday. McHenry County Blog will present some analysis, the first portion of which compares what categories … Continue reading

Skinner Family Real Estate Tax Bill Increases 1/2 of 1% (Not the 4.6% I Thought When Decimal Misplaced)

I needed addition advice on how to find a copy of my family’s tax bill on the McHenry County Treasurer’s web site. The bill went from $9,988.26 last year to $10,033.66. That’s an increase of 0.46%. [Thanks to Alabama Shake for pointing … Continue reading

Tax Bills in Mail Friday, Curious Can Find Totals Online Now

McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller will put property tax bills in the mail on Friday. If you can stand the suspense, you can got to the Treasurer’s web site find the total amount you will be charged. Here is the … Continue reading

Franks Calls on Algonquin Township Board to Schedule Referendum on Fall Ballot to Put Road Commissioner Under Their Control

Jack Franks has sent the following email to members of the Algonquin Township Board: I am writing this letter to urge the Township Board to put a binding referendum on the November ballot to abolish the Algonquin Township Highway Department. … Continue reading

GOP Will Pick Fall Auditor Candidate Wednesday

Five people applied for the post of McHenry County Auditor, which became vacant when Pam Palmer retired. Tuesday McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks will offer the name of Chief Deputy Auditor Shannon Teresi as Palmer’s replacement through the rest … Continue reading

County Employee Changes Jack Franks Campaign Sign in Mid-Afternoon of Work Day

On Tuesday, November 7th, shortly after 2:40 in the afternoon, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ assistant Kevin Craver was spotted changing the  sign of Franks’ Route 14 campaign office. The man he replaced was Oliver Sarifini, who had previously … Continue reading

Jack Franks Bows to GOP Wishes That Shannon Teresi Be Appointed County Auditor

Shortly after McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer annpunced her retirement, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks appeared in a Northwest Herald article announcing that he wanted to abolish the office. In the same article former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading

Week After Election NWH Notices Defining Element–Anonymous Hit Pieces from Jack Franks’ Allies

The Northwest Herald could not bother to write an article about the hit pieces the allies of Jack Franks were sending out to defame his Republican political opponents before the election, but decided to put it on the front page … Continue reading

LITH Seeks To Rid Self of Water Customers in Unincorporated Areas

The following email was sent to McHenry County Blog last week by Debbie Mahler: “For years, residents of Flint Michigan knew something wasn’t right with their water, and officials hid the truth. In LITH officials have openly admitted that the … Continue reading