Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Gives Daniel Newman $19,650 in Unexplained “Miscellaneous” Pay Since Beginning of 2013

This Northwest Herald reader poll published the day after its Sunday front page article on bonuses given by former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller indicates most do not receive bonsuses.

Another favorite of immediate past Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller was Daniel Newmann.

Newmann received $19,650 in unexplained miscellaneous pay in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 until Miller’s term expired on May 15th.

The same pattern of large payments near Christmas exists.

Three thousand dollars in what private enterprise might call “bonuses” shows each of each year.

As with other favored employees–including Miller’s wife and two sons-in-law–payments continued after Miller lost his GOP Primary race to McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser.

No documents were found by Gasser’s Freedom of Information Officer justifying the irregular payments.

The extra income Newmann received follows:


Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Gives Daniel Newman $19,650 in Unexplained “Miscellaneous” Pay Since Beginning of 2013 — 10 Comments

  1. When will we get to see how much Misc pay Andrew Gasser has handed out?

  2. Oh, my goodness! Will it never end? Wonder where the morons went. They seem to be very scarce these days. Oh, that’s right – they are probably very busy lawyering up.

  3. I’d be curious to hear from non bonus earning Township employees.

    Specifically, the what’s, why’s and how’s of the criteria in place, to earn bonus.

    Any Township employee’s out there, that never receive a bonus, want to explain why they don’t qualify for said bonus’s?

  4. Wow, I wished I was Bob Millers friend, I could have used the money to pay my real estate taxes, and have a great more leftover.

  5. Eric, you means Bob Miller minion. How could anyone who blatantly uses taxpayer money like he had, have any ‘friends’. Those are takers and those complicit in his schemes.

  6. Looks like Gasser is learning how to use excel. There’s no information on here you all are suckers.

  7. 24 years of excellent service by Bob Miller and his wife, Many years of service from his father and Grandfather.

    Never do I see complaints about the wonderful work they did.

    I give bonuses as it is a great way to reward and inspire people that go above and beyond and donate their time when not being compensated.

    An entire life time of service and this man and his family are being destroyed by allegations put forth to cover the non existent qualifications and experience of the opposition in the last election.

    Some one should post all of the good things they did and if there are discrepancies to be investigated let the proper officials do this.

    That is why we pay their salaries.

    There are no charges that I am aware of and certainly no convictions so you destroy these people in the press?

    What the hell happened to innocent until proven guilty?

    Everyone is so willing to jump on the scandal bandwagon that they forget what they are doing to the actual people involved. Will you post retractions if they are not charged?

    All those years of service to us and this is how we repay!!!!!!!!

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