$500 Retirement Party Bob Miller Paid Out of Taxpayer Funds

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks:

Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller/Party

McHenry Co. (ECWd) –

Bob Miller

Taxpayers of Algonquin, the party was on your dime and paid for with May 2017 bills for the Road District.

I wonder what Road District public business this was tied to just two weeks before leaving office?

Sometimes words are not needed.

Receipt for after hours Bob Miller party at Galati’s in Cary.

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I changed the headline after Nob, a usually reliable source for Road District information, wrote, “The retirement party was not for Bob, it was for another employee that served 39 years.”


$500 Retirement Party Bob Miller Paid Out of Taxpayer Funds — 28 Comments

  1. My question is: with all that free food, why wasn’t my sunshine blogger invited? 168 days…stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  2. The retirement party was not for Bob, it was for another employee that served 39 years.

  3. I am amazed at the number of people who create justifications and/or excuses for this spending, all while refusing to accept the fact the law does not permit this kind of spending, no matter how good it makes them feel.

  4. What about the “victory'” party that never was the night of the primary?

    Did the infamous Algonquin Township credit card put in an appearance on that fateful night, too?

    Angel, you were invited, but declined to attend because of a conflict with your presidency of the local PFLAG mtg.

  5. I’m amazed how cheap people are to not want to honor an employee with long service with a relatively inexpensive retirement party.

    Two Cents it cost my family of four, OMG!!!!!!

  6. “cheap” was the last word that came to mind, writing out those Property Tax checks this month.

  7. Kirk? Only the fools are tap dancing on any of these horrendous, unlawful, fraudulent uses of OUR money. People of integrity see right through their attempts to bury their sins.

  8. Robin, I mean the nob, you still avoid the facts.

    This has NOTHING to do with honoring a persons service to the community.

    It has to do with how tax money is spent.

    I’m all for giving the guy a party but not with taxpayer money as there is no provision that permits it, only feelings.

  9. This is the problem with Republicans here in McHenry County.

    They sneak things like this onto the backs of the taxpayers and then say “it was only two cents per taxpayer”.

    I completely disagree with the nob.

    Townships, Municipalities, Schools, and the County all need more transparency.

    One has to wonder what else is going on inside the McHenry County GOP.

  10. The nob is a proven idiot and he thinks he is slyly covering his tracks.

  11. Oh, BTW I knew he was an idiot way back when he was bragging on this blog how his newly constructed home cost him fifty-five dollars MORE per square foot than the going rate. This is a person that is used to using the system and taking graft. He has no integrity and it shows daily.

  12. The local GOP is merely kept and controlled opposition for Jacko the Franks

  13. The point is that it’s illegal to use taxpayer funds for this.

    It’s not a job perk. If they wanted to give someone a party then take up a collection and do it.

    Do not charge us for this.

    I could care less if this person retired or whatever and do not want to pay for it no matter what the cost.

  14. The big question here remains unanswered; why wasn’t the sunshine blogger invited to this? He has a big belly to fill. 167 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  15. “CHEAP”?

    Cheap nob, really?

    Let’s talk about cheap.

    How CHEAP are the township employee’s that can’t kick in 50 bucks each of their own money, after working with a guy for 39 years?

    Yep, I don’t give a rat’s behind about any township employee’s retirement.

    I have a family member who just retired this month, do you care.

    I’ve had several neighbor’s retire within the last 2 years, they didn’t get a taxpayer paid party.

    Algonquin Township is NOT a charity!

    They need to get out of the charity business!

    As previously stated, it’s illegal.

  16. JustinFun, I was wondering the same thing.

    That’s the same place for both events.

    I wonder what we paid just weeks earlier.

  17. If I was paying for a party I sure would have liked to be invited

  18. Hey Nob let’s do for this for all of our city’s, county, state, and federal employees it’s only a few cents per employee.

    Or does this only apply for a selected township?

    Is it for only for $500?

    Where does it stop?

    Maybe we should pay for birthday parties too for people over how many years??

  19. I’m betting that “the nob” has problems with the concept of pregnancy.

    It’s like this, nob: Either you are or you aren’t.

    Just like in this case: It’s either legal or illegal.

    Honoring a 39 year employee with tax dollars is just as illegal as spending those tax dollars to decorate a highway commissioner’s home.

  20. It was probably nob’s party seeing how defensive he is over this illegal theft of township taxpayer’s money.

  21. Nob if this party (and the $200 watch) was such a good idea, you could have (legally) paid for it.

    Part of the issue here(apart from this is a strictly prohibited expense) is that you need to treat all employees the same and have written policies.

    You don’t just throw parties for some employees.

    Even if you really like tgem.

  22. @johnwhine, let’s not forget

    daughters driveway,

    gifts for the girlfriend,

    trips for the grandchildren,


    use of equipment,




    home surveillance, I pass,


    ect, ect

    at what point does this crap end???

  23. Simply, Like Hillary, Bob never thought he would lose .

    Bob figured he would retire on his own terms one day and that he would have time to cover his tracks .

    He would have been able to hand pick his replacement who would never question his spending .

    Every dollar spent exposing Bob is Bob’s fault folks .

  24. Literally I could describe something that swims and has a bill for a mouth, you all would say it has to be a duck, and after you filed the lawsuit to prove it was a duck, you would learn what a platypus is. As I said before, the township code is a nightmare and you will never be able to make your case. Welcome to, “all you will ever do is comment in a blog.” I hope it gives you some little satisfaction.

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