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

Bob MIller’s References “Fake News” After GOP Primary Loss to Andrew Gasser

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – The Irony of Bob Miller’s statements BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 26, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – March 20, 2017, Bob Miller told the Chicago Tribune he lost because of several factors … 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

Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen Comments on Local 150 Court Victory

A comment from Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen on the court decision in the Operating Engineers Local 150 case: The clock on appeal has yet to begin as there was no FINAL ORDER. In fact, there are no less than 3 … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Highway Department Salaries Under Local 150 Contract

Here are the salaries negotiated by outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller with Local 150 of the Operating Engineers: That was in April, 2017. Three of the employees–Derek Lee, Andrew Rosencrans and Nick Chirikos–were fired as soon at Miller’s … Continue reading

Local 150 Goals in Algonquin Township Road District Case

It’s pretty obvious that Local 150 of the Operating Engineers wants to be recognized by the Algonquin Township Road District, but a February 14, 2018, letter to Andrew Gasser Attorney Robert Hanlon adds detail. The letter was in reply to … Continue reading

Debate Over Use of Public Signs Continues

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s posting of a the message, “The Northworst Herald Is Fake News,” continues to be debated in the comment sections of various articles on McHenry County Blog. You can find Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen’s original … 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

“Man Bites Dog” Story on Front Page of the Northwest Herald

It’s OK if a newspaper trashes a public official. That has happened to Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser more than a few time in the Northwest Herald. Yet, negative publicity was never levied at his predecessor Bob Miller  while … 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 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

Illinois Police Institute Features Bob and Anna May Miller’s Pensions

From the Illinois Policy Institute: AMID CONTROVERSY, POLITICAL TOWNSHIP COUPLE BANKS NEARLY $100K IN PENSION BENEFITS Voted out of office in 2017 amid allegations of patronage and waste, Algonquin Township’s former highway commissioner has since found work at neighboring townships … Continue reading

The Question of Who Can Enter the Algonquin Highway Department Office

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township – “How about you just physically spit in my face Chuck.” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 13, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Let the unprofessional behavior and infighting begin! In yet another stellar … 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 Board to Consider Nepotism & Patronage Hiring Tonight

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik no longer broadcasts meetings and she doesn’t publish details of what will be considered on an agenda yet, but Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow’s office sent the following resolutions which are on that agenda. Why his … 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

More Evidence of Democratic Party Infighting

During June, McHenry County Blog ran the court papers in a suit between progressive and organization Democrats. McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 1 McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 2 McHenry Democrats Air … Continue reading

Defenders Garage Sale at Algonquin Township Highway Department on Route 14

A press release from the Environment Defenders of McHenry County: ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS’ SUMMER GARAGE SALE SET FOR JULY 19-21  Keep the spirit of “Spring Cleaning” alive and donate your things to The Environmental Defenders! Woodstock, IL – June 28, 2018 –The Environmental … Continue reading