McHenry County Refuses to Cite State Statute That Would Allow $100 Rebate to Some Homeowners for Past Valley Hi Overtaxation

A Freedom of information request was made of McHenry County government for statutory authorization to send $100 checks to all homeowners, except those who do not claim Homestead Exemptions. Here is the disingenuous reply: McHenry County Administration is in receipt … Continue reading

Further Critique of Jack Franks’ Plan to Send $100 Checks to Most, But Not All, Homeowners

The $100 checks, said to be refunds of part of the almost $40 million surplus built up by past County Boards after the nursing home building bonds were paid off under the “If we don’t take it, we’ll lose it … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Union Employee Pay Almost $289,000 in Dues Each Year

McHenry County has unionized employees in four unions: Service Employees International Union (Valley Hi Nursing Home) Fraternal Order of Police (Sheriff’s Department) Local 150 of the Operating Engineers (Highway Department) Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP – Circuit Clerk’s Office) 580 … Continue reading

Valley Hi Daily Room Rate Increases — Another Broken Promise From Jack Franks

The content creator of www.lyingjackfranks.com has updated the website with a new posting on the increase in Valley Hi room rates. https://www.lyingjackfranks.com/single-post/2018/01/15/Valley-Hi–Another-Broken-Promise-By-Lying-Jack-Franks This item could not have been placed on agendas without Chairman Jack Franks’ approval. Minutes from the December … Continue reading

Glenda Miller’s Investing of Fund Reserves Equals Big Gains

At the January 11th Committee of the Whole Meeting, McHenry County Treasurer received accolades for her smart investing and exceptional returns on the County’s reserve funds. A call to the Treasurer’s Office today resulted in the following information: McHenry County’s … 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