I missed the Algonquin Township Electoral Board hearing.
The Northwest Herald watched, however, and reports
Those on the Electoral Board are familiar Algonquin Township government names:
- Supervisor Chuck Lutzow
- Clerk Karen Lukasik
- Trustee Dan Shea
None are running for re-election.
The man who filed the complaint that there were not enough legitimate signatures on the petition to call an April referendum to allow voters to merge Algonquin Township with McHenry County government, however, is.
His name is Randy Funk, who is running for Township Supervisor.
I took a look at the complaint and found the address of my home in Lakewood.
I found my name on the one of the filings:
Interesting because I did not sign the petition.
Three young men were at home when the petition passer–a former Crystal Lake City Councilwoman–stopped by.
They are on the list, as well as others in my precinct, as not having written in the correct address.
They live in the Village of Lakewood, but have a Crystal Lake zip code.
Indeed before Post Office forced a Lakewood address on mailing lists, virtually everyone in the Country Club Additions Subdivision in Lakewood said they were from Crystal Lake.
So, the signature checker was probably well-intentioned, but not terribly accurate.
Here is McHenry County Blog’s story on the Electoral Board’s first hearing.
Whether the decision will be appealed is not known.