Illinois Leaks Focuses on Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Victor as Board Rejects $168,000 of Road District Bills

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township – Trustee Victor points to “Shady Money” – calls for a forensic audit BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 13, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Nope, you cannot make this stuff up!   Melissa Victor, … Continue reading

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

Algonquin Township Board Seems to Want Another Lawsuit

Kirk Allen of Illinois Leaks writes of last night’s Algonquin Township Board meeting.  His article is printed here with permisison: Algonquin Township Board asks to get sued again – BY JMKRAFT ON NOVEMBER 14, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) Algonquin Township (ECWd) – At this … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Planning Tax Cut for Next Year

Tonight is the monthly Algonquin Township Board meeting at the Township Hall. Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser cut his levy 5% last year. The last year that predecessor Bob Miller was in office, his levy was cut 3%. The first budget … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Looks at Andrew Gasser’s Case Against the Algonquin Township Board

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District seeks Preliminary Injuction, Mandamus, Declaratory Judgment and other Relief against Algonquin Township BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Summary of the Case: “Defendants illegally reduced the Algonquin … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser in Court Asking for Permission to Levy What He Wanted, But Was Denied by Algonquin Township Board

A suit filed on September 13, 2018, by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser against the Algonquin Township Board gets heard today. The issue is whether the Township Board has the authority to reduce a levy presented by the Road … 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

Algonquin Township Schedules Special Meting for Friday at 3:30

The Algonquin Township Supervisor has scheduled a Special Meeting at 3:30 Friday afternoon. The following will be considered at the request of Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser: The suit is the settlement is with the Edgar County Watchdogs Freedom of Information … Continue reading

Rachael Lawrence Finds Questionable Algonquin Township Road District Bills

Township Trustees are supposed to review bills looking for improper ones. In Algonquin Township, such bills are only submitted two days before Board meetings. In that time, Trustee Rachael Lawrence tagged three requests for payment approval from Algonquin Township Road … Continue reading

Again No Algonquin Township Agenda Backup Documents on Clerk’s Website

If one were looking for what was going to happen at last month’s Algonquin Township Board meeting, here is what you could have found on Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s part of the web site: Again in September, Lukasik has not … 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 Clerk Again Does Not Post Board Packet

There is a 7 o’clock meeting of the Algonquin Township Board tonight and again Township Clerk Karen Lukasik has not posted what Board members will consider. One wonders if the proposed intergovernmental agreement between the Township Board and Road Commissioner … Continue reading

Intergovernmental Agreement Between Algonquin Township and Road District Revealed

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser has shared the agreement between his independent Road District and the Township. This will be considered by the Township Board on Tuesday at 7. … Continue reading

Will Algonquin Township Trustee David Chapman Change His Mind on Holding Referendum to Put Road District Under Township Board?

When Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence proposed that the Township Board put a referendum on the ballot this fall to put the Road District under the jurisdiction of the Township Board starting in 2021, she could not get a second … Continue reading

Banned from the Algonquin Township Hall by Supervisor Chuck Lutzow, Highway Department Deputy Ryan Provenzano Now in Road District Office

For reasons never made quite clear to me, Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow banned his assistant Ryan Provenzano from the Township Hall when he fired him. Provenzano saw his part-time gig with Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser turned into … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Senior Bus Running on Deadline Day

I was out and about on Friday and stopped next to the Algonquin Township Senior Bus at the Congress Parkway and Main Street light in Crystal Lake. According to the email released by Township Trustee Melissa Victor at the last … Continue reading

Attorney Jim Kelly’s Advice to Algonquin Township Board Questioned

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Did attorney provide misinformation on bogus Resolution? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 9, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Once again the Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow and his clown act have … 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 Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Appears to Threaten Withdrawal of Senior Bus, Recycling , etc. Services Until Deputy Allowed in Building

When Ryan Provenzano was fired by Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow (with photographer from the Northwest Herald told when to come take a photo), he was also banned from the Algonquin Township Hall. Provenzano was subsequently made Deputy Highway Commissioner … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Points to Examples of Fake News in Northwest Herald

Illinois Leaks, the publication from Edgar County Watchdogs covers more news about Algonquin Township than the Northwest Herald. This article, which started with a comment by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser under the NWH’s article on last week’s Township … Continue reading