Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Controversy Makes Top Story in Chicago Tribune Monday

The fight between newly-elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser and the man he barely beat a little over thirteen months ago, Bob Miller, made a story on the top of the front page of the Chicago Tribune Monday. The … Continue reading

$1,400 in Bonuses to Algonquin Township Road District Employee Daniel Wocyk

Daniel Wocyk received miscellaneous income from his boss, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller from the Christmas season in 2013 through Christmas in 2016. It totaled $1,400. The details are below: All but $100 is near Christmas. … Continue reading

Miscellaneous Income of $6,353.13 from Bob Miller’s Algonquin Township Road District for Daniel Morrison – Update

I see that the wrong column on the spreadsheet was entered in the original March 1st article for the miscellaneous income for Daniel Morrison.  I somehow put the column for Kevin Fitzgerald under Morrison’s name. The miscellaneous income for Morrison … Continue reading

Former Democratic County Board Member Nick Chirikos Gets $550 in Bonuses Miscellaneous Income from Bob Miller

Former McHenry County Board member Nick Chirikos was employed by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller during his last year in office. Chirikos beat Republican Bob Bless in 2012. Republican Andrew Gasser beat him four years later. Chirikos was hired … Continue reading

Robin and Carl Mohr Get $2,250 in Miscellaneous Income from Bob Miller – UPDATED

Two names on the payroll documents from Algonquin Township’s Road District have the last name of Mohr. Don’t know if they are related, but figured I might as well include them both in one post as we wind down the … 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

Friend of Bob Miller Firing by Andrew Gasser Upheld by Administrative Law Judge

Ryan Greene, one of the Algonquin Township Road District employees featured in our miscellaneous income articles, was fired October 10,2017, for misconduct by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser. See Ryan Green Highest in Algonquin Township Road District “Miscellaneous” Pay After Three … Continue reading

Mickey Barnas, Another Friend of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, Got $8,700 in Misc. Income

Looking at employees of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller who received “miscellaneous” income finds Michael Barnas having received $8,700 while he was on the job. The records for Barnas cover 2013 through his last payroll period before retirement … 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

Local 150 Turns Down Negotiation Request from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser

On February, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser attorney Robert Hanlon sent an email to Local 150 of the Operating Engineers asking if the union was entering into contract negotiations. It was a short message to Bryan P. Diemer with … Continue reading

Friend of Bob Miller Rakes in $24,712.50 in Addition to Salary at Algonquin Township Highway Department

It paid well for Algonquin Township Road District employee Douglas Helman to be a friend of his boss, Highway Commissioner Bob Miller. In addition to his salary, Helman received $24,712.50 in so-called miscellaneous income from the beginning of 2013 until … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Provide Legal Clarity

The following article is reprinted with permission from the author. The ECWd clarify discrepancies in the Northwest Herald article printed yesterday Algonquin Township – State Labor Relations Board rejects Administrative Law Judge recommendations McHenry Co. (ECWd) – When it … Continue reading

Forensic Computer Report Points to Criminal Conduct at Algonquin Township Highway Dept.

Sorry commenters who posted this info on a previous blog post. I emailed ECWd at 3:49 to get approval to post, and by the time I received a reply I was out to dinner with a friend. Much respect to … 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

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

A Different Way to Cover the Bob Miller Story

McHenry Times took a different approach to writing about former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller. Zeroing in on the Nunda Township Highway Department’s having hired Miller after his narrow loss to McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser, the Times … Continue reading

Reason to Check Back This Weekend

I’ve obtained the December 7th filling of Attorney Robert Hanlon on behalf of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser. Since this is a case of first impression, that is, the issue has not come before the Illinois Supreme Court before, … Continue reading