Illinois Leaks Says Contract Between Karen Lukasik & Jack Barrett Illegal

The following is posted with the permission of the Edgar County Watchdogs. Algonquin Township Clerk Lukasik – Illegal contract disclosed By Kirk Allen on March 30, 2018 McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Today I received a response to my Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading

Explanation of Chuck Lutzow’s Miscellaneous Income

Question has been raised about the large amount of “miscellaneous” income during the first month that Chuck Lutzow received during his first pay period as Township Supervisor last May. When I talked with Lutzow he explained that he was Township … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Asks Court to Order Immediate Return of Bob Miller’s $47,000 in Deferred Sick Pay

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser sued Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, former Road Commissioner Bob Miller and his administrative assistant and wife Anna May Miller to prevent them from destroying Road District records. The suit was augmented earlier this month … Continue reading

Federal Judge Orders $400 per Hour Payment to Robert Hanlon, Less Than Rate Charged Algonquin Township

There has been criticism of attorney Robert Hanlon’s rate of compensation while he is representing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser. As reported before, Hanlon won a case against a labor union in northwestern Indiana. Now the Magistrate Judge has … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Asks Court to Force Algonquin Township Clerk to Repay $250 “Bonus”

Included in Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s suit against Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, former Road Commissioner Bob Miller and Anna May Miller, the wife who worked for him while he was in office, is a request that Lukasik be … Continue reading

New Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Court Filing Against Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, Predecessor Bob Miller

This past week, attorney Robert Hanlon, on behalf of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser, filed another brief in the case that started out as one to make certain that records were not destroyed. Besides Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, former … Continue reading

Karen Lukasik’s Algonquin Township Bus Driver Bonus

Now Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik worked for former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller as a bus driver from the November, 2016, until March, 2017, about two months before Miller’s term expired. Hired just three months before the February, … Continue reading

New Publication Appears Backing Jeanne Ives Gubernatorial Candidacy

Got an email asking me if I would like to receive copies of a new publication called “Prairie State Wire.” Why not? So, a little while latter I received a paper with favorable articles about Republican candidate for Governor Jeanne … Continue reading

Compensation for Algonquin Township Officials

The compensation resolution passed by the last Algonquin Township Board has been supplied by current Clerk Karen Lukasik. The information I extracted can be found below: Supervisor – $55,000 + $1,000 for being Road District Treasurer Highway Commissioner – $93,204.08 … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Calls for Criminal Charges in Algonquin Township

Another article from Illinois Leaks‘ Kirk Allen, this time calling for criminal charges, is published with permission. Algonquin Township – Time for criminal charges BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 6, 2018 Once again we validate a long-standing opinion that gift … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Not Keeping Up with Freedom of Information Requests

The following article is from Illinois Leaks’ author Kirk Allen and is published with permission: Algonquin Township Clerk to ring in new year with ongoing FOIA violations. BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 30, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Overdue on Replies to FOIA Requests

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik is not meeting the deadlines in the Freedom of Information Act. FOI Officers have a week (five working days) to reply to requests or to informer requesters that an additional week will be required before … Continue reading

What Did New Algonquin Township Clerk Mean When She Wrote about Destroying Records?

More on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukisek from Illinois Leaks. Published with permission. Algonquin Township – One of her first orders of business? BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 17, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –When an elected official tells you that … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Finds No Approval for Algonquin Township Record Destruction Since 1978

From Illinois Leaks, published with permission: Algonquin Township – No approval from the State to destroy records……..EVER! BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 16, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – According to the Illinois Local Records Commission, Algonquin Township has provided an application … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Has Calm Meeting, Property Taxes Cut 5%

The calmest meeting of the Algonquin Township Board since new officers were elected occurred Tuesday night. The big news for the night was the passage of a budget for the Township side (excluding the Road District) that was 5% less … Continue reading

Previous Illinois Leaks Criticism of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik – Part 2

With the most recent critical article on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik and a Township Board meeting coming Wednesday night at 7 PM, I thought readers might be interested in two articles from Illinois Leaks from late November.  Reprinted with permission, here … Continue reading

Previous Illinois Leaks Criticism of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik – Part 1

With the most recent critical article on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik and a Township Board meeting coming this Wednesday night at 7 PM, I thought readers might be interested in two articles from Illinois Leaks from late November.  Reprinted … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Suggests Current Algonquin Township Clerk Bending Over Backward to Protect Former Road Commissioner Bob Miller

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Clerk claims former Highway Commissioner gets to determine FOIA redactions BY n” title=”View all posts by Kirk Allen” href=”http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/author/kirk-allen/” rel=”author”>KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 11, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –A simple … Continue reading