A Township Where Someone Cares About Falsified Time Cards

From Illinois Leaks, republished with permission: Plainfield Township – Time Card Thursday, Algonquin Township is not alone BY KIRK ALLEN ON FEBRUARY 14, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) Will Co. (ECWd) –Our work of exposing local government malfeasance has many facets.  While any particular … Continue reading

Andres Gasser Under Media and Township Board Attack

If Andrew Gasser had been a gladiator in a Roman arena, last night he probably would have lost his head. (Can you tell I’ve been watching the Smithsonian TV series on the eight days that changed Rome?  One episode explained … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Fails in Attempt to Access Illinois Leaks Information

The following is republished from Illinois Leaks McHenry Court Quashes Algonquin Township’s attack on Media and First Amendment – BY JMKRAFT ON FEBRUARY 11, 2019 • ( 1 COMMENT ) ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP (ECWd) – UPDATE: Copy of Court Order inserted at end of article. Today, the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Appointing New Attorney

According to the Algonquin Township Board agenda for Wednesday night, an “appointment of outside counsel” will be considered. In addition, there are four transfers of from one line item to another in the Road District budget: $43,000 to the Maintenance … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Tries to Censor Illinois Leaks

The following is republished from Illinois Leaks with its permission: Algonquin Township attempts censoring Watchdogs – BY JMKRAFT ON JANUARY 28, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) Algonquin Township, IL (ECWd) – When the rights of the people to petition their government for redress are met … Continue reading

When an Attorney Contradicts Himself

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly put on notice – Sanctions to be sought BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 25, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Paper trails are like bread crumbs and, while the birds … Continue reading

Dillon’s Rule Would Seem to Preclude Township Mosquito Abatement

Even since I learned that the Algonquin Township Road District provides mosquito spraying in unincorporated areas, but not in my incorporated neighborhood, I have wondered how such discrimination is justified. I have been told that the service which my neighborhood … Continue reading

Phone Activity of Bob Miller after GOP Primary Defeat by Andrew Gasser for Algonquin Township Road District

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller – Phone Gate BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 23, 2019 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –It appears from the records, the former Algonquin Township Road District Highway Commissioner Bob Miller … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Trustees Rachael Lawrence and Melissa Victor Call Special Meeting for 2 Friday Afternoon to Release Secret Session Info

You can see the meeting notice below. It says the only order of business is to consider releasing information discussed at an Executive (secret) Session at the regular meeting on January 9th for which “there is no longer a need … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Attorney Jim Kelly Hauls in $180,747.85 in Legal Fees

Reprinted with Permission: Algonquin Township – Attorney James Kelly – $180,747.85 in legal bills and counting BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 18, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –While much attention has been devoted by the local media to the legal bills … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Continues Trying to Recover Money Claimed Misspent by Bob Miller

Below is Illinois Leaks interpretation of the latest filing by Algonquin Township Road District attorney Robert Hanlon.  It is reprinted with permission. Algonquin Township Road District -Response filed to Bob Miller’s motion to dismiss BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 1, 2019 • ( LEAVE A … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Looks at Andrew Gasser’s Salt Purchase and Bob Miller’s Salt Disposition

Republished with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Salt Gate II – The witch hunt begins BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 30, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The Northwest Herald reports that Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser is being investigated … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Salt Subpoena Reported by Northwest Herald

You can read the article here. On October 17, 2018, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser issued the following press release: Each year the Algonquin Township Road District has been purchasing salt to ensure the roads of the District are … Continue reading

More on the Algonquin Township Road District Tax Levy

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township meeting – Email content tells an interesting story BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)During today’s Algonquin Township Special Meeting, Trustee [Rachael] Lawrence makes reference to an email sent to … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Criticizes Its Misidentification in Taxpayer Suit against Algonquin Township

Republished with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Trustee Lawrence spreads lie about court filing by Kirk Allen ON DECEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Nothing like waking up on a Saturday before Christmas to the phone ringing instead … Continue reading

Taxpayer Tries, But Fails to Stop Special Algonquin Township Meeting to Approve Road District Tax Levy

A suit was filed by an Algonquin Township man named Michael Smith to enjoin the Algonquin Township Board from holding its Saturday Special Meeting at which a delayed approval of the Road District was scheduled. Argument is made that notice … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Approves Road District Tax Levy

In a Saturday morning Special Meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, the tax levy presented by Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser prior to the October meeting was finally passed. The vote was 3-0. At the regular December meeting, approval was beaten … Continue reading

Highway Department Bills Algonquin Township Board Refused to Pay

Wondering what Highway Department bills the Algonquin Township Board refused to pay, I asked Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow, who is the Treasurer for the Road District for details. Here they are: Bills not approved for the Road District at the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board to Undo Damage Done by Previous Refusals to Approve Road District Levy

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser presented his levy for next year in November. It proposed a reduction of 1.8%. That was on top of the 5% reduction during the current year. With Trustees Dan Shea, Melissa Victor and David … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Levy Drama

At the Algonquin Township Board Meeting last week the board refused to adopt the levy for the Algonquin Township Road District submitted by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser.  Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly has disclosed Gasser and the Road District acted … Continue reading