Open Meeting Act Violation by Algonquin Township Board

Here is what Illinois Leaks found by reading the Algonquin Township agenda for its last meeting and then listening to what the Board members did.  It is reprinted by permission. Algonquin Township unanimously violates law BY JMKRAFT ON NOVEMBER 16, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) … Continue reading

Background on Algonquin Township Freedom of Information Act Violations

Article Reprinted with permission from Illnois Leaks: Algonquin Township – The Circus tent is alive and well…ok, not so well BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 28, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly has provided some interesting information … Continue reading

Another View of the Edgar County Watchdogs Suit against Algonquin Township Freedom of Information That Is Costing $45,000 So Far

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog shared McHenry County Associate Judge Thomas Meyer’s court order mandating $45,000 be paid from Algonquin Township Road District tax dollars to the Edgar County Watchdogs. Today, the article about the case published in the Watchdogs’ publication … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Predicts More Cost from Failure of Algonquin Township Board to Settle FOIA Suit with Algonquin Township Road District by Township Board

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – The Circus Tent just collapsed BY KIRK ALLEN ON OCTOBER 20, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –About the time you think the last circus act has performed, surprise, the show must go … Continue reading

Gasser Strikes Out with Algonquin Township Board at Special Friday Afternoon Meeting, Lawrence Turns Salt Purchase without Bidding “over to Law Enforcement”

It was a bad day for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser at Friday afternoon’s Special Meeting called at his behest. He didn’t get approval to transfer $40,000 into his legal expense line item to pay what he and the … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Not Surprised that Algonquin Township Told to Turn over Clerk Karen Lukasik’s Records of Entering the Township Hall

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – As predicted, Kelly advice unfounded according to Attorney General PAC Office BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)-The Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has ruled in … Continue reading

Examining Authority for Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s Bob Miller’s Credit Care Purchases

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Gooch misinformation campaign under the Circus Big Top BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Thomas Gooch III filed a “DEFENDANT’S COMBINED MOTION TO DISMISS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO 735 … Continue reading

Testing Attorney-Client Privilege for Bob Miller

Reprinted with permission from Testing Attorney-Client Priviledge: Algonquin Township – “Accordingly, the billing records give colour to the existence of criminal conduct” BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The Algonquin Road District filed a RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO PETITION … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Tax Protest Records Sought

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission of that publication: Algonquin Township Clerk: more records missing! BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the mechanism for citizens to obtain public records.The Algonquin Township Clerk, … Continue reading

NWH Chided for Incorrect Reporting on Algonquin Township’s Intergovernmental Agreement

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – How can the local paper get it so wrong? “CLARIFICATION” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –In what appears to be another misinformation hit piece by the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Attorney Leads Ethics Session

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Is the Circus Ring Leader attorney James Kelly? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –As we continue to expose malfeasance and illegal activity that took place in … Continue reading

Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Asserts Right to Keep Highway Department Records Secret

Illinois Leaks reports on the latest development in its quest to obtain records from former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s regime. The article is reprinted with permission. Algonquin Township – Under the Big Top – Gooch & Miller Show … Continue reading

Algonquin Township’s Anti-Nepotism and Partonage Resolution

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with the Edgar County Watchdogs’ permission: Algonquin Township – The Circus Tent is getting bigger BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 8, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Once again the big top has open for the circus show.Tonight … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Replies to Edgar County Watchdog Freedom of Information Suit

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks, a publication of the Edgar County Watchdogs: Algonquin Township – From “one afternoon a week” to false claims of stolen property. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JULY 28, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –If you want to … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Focuses on Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s Efforts to Obtain District Legal Work from Former Attorney

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks, a publication of the Edgar County Watchdogs: Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly racking up legal costs – What is he hiding? BY KIRK ALLEN ON JULY 16, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – A recent Freedom … Continue reading

Attacks on Andrew Gasser’s Attorney Robert Hanlon Continue at Algonquin Township Meeting

$18,492.88 Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik didn’t record the June meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, but at least two others did. One streamed in live on FaceBook. Those attending or watching first heard Debra McCracken say in public comment … Continue reading

Legal Fees of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Questioned

Posted first on Illinois Leaks.  Reprinted here with permission. Algonquin Township – The other side of the legal bills not being shared -$97,203.11 BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 12, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We exposed the Algonquin Township Clerk’s improper … Continue reading

$1,000 Algonquin Township Contribution to McHenry County Historical Society Challenged

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township failed miserably with donations to Historical Society BY JMKRAFT ON JUNE 6, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) ALGONQUIN, IL. (ECWd) – When a Township donates taxpayer funds to a museum, for instance, the McHenry County Historical Society … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Surmises Why Algonquin Township Attorney Did Not Provide a Legal Opinion on Lump Sum Payment of Bob Miller’s Claimed Sick Time

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Why the Attorney did not provide a legal opinion on lump sum sick “pay” BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 17, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – As most of our … Continue reading

With Nothing in the Budget, Was Miller Sick Payment Legit?

Written by Illinois Leaks, this is published with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Legal opinion points to sick pay not legitimate BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We recently wrote this article about Attorney Gooch confirming the … Continue reading