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

Union Members Demonstrate at Algonquin Township

Local 150 isn’t happy with Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser. Last night a truck with a lighted sign showed up at the Algonquin Township Board meeting. Not only was there a lighted sign, but folks stood on Route 14 … 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

Credit Card Reward Point Theft

Found reference to the subject in the Daily Herald Thursday and it reminded me to wonder what happened to the points gained in times past by the Algonquin Township Road District American Express card: Authorities: Ex-school finance official stole credit … 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

Algonquin Township Salt Bid Muffed

A press release from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser: Each year the Algonquin Township Road District has been purchasing salt to ensure the roads of the District are safe. Each year the Road District uses at least 2,000 tons … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Hiring Laborer

From Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser: We are hiring! We have an opening for a laborer’s position. Here is the Indeed link! https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=municipal+crew+worker&jk=4929dace98ab2b65&_ga=2.192456163.87625488.1539451213-626490179.1520350071 Please share it with those who may be looking for work. We have a great team … Continue reading

$40,000 Going to Edgar County Watchdogs (Illinois Leaks) as a Result of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s FOIA Request Inaction

The Edgar County Watchdogs are becoming famous for telling those who do not reply to their Freedom of Information requests that they do no appeal to the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Bureau, but, instead, go to court. That’s what … 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

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