With Judge Michael Caldwell’s decision on the Grafton Township separate of power suit due to be announced Monday morning, it seems appropriate to take a look at what the dispute has cost Grafton Township taxpayers in legal fees.
Ancel Glink, the law firm for the Grafton Township Trustees, billed $130,296.98 from April through August.
Specifically, the billings were
- April – $18,50.75
- May – $26,373.75
- June – $51,738.75
- July – $26,072.50
- August – $7,611.25
The other side of the dispute billed $32,013.60.
John M. Nelson, the Rockford attorney who represented Township Supervisor Linda Moore is asking for $26,953.60.
He replaced Richard Cowan, who is Barrington Township’s attorney, but officed in Chicago. His bill is $5,060.
So $32,000 for one side, $130,000 for the other.
The township supervisor was outspent over 4 to 1.