Gasser Strikes Out with Algonquin Township Board at Special Friday Afternoon Meeting, Lawrence Turns Salt Purchase without Bidding “over to Law Enforcement”

It was a bad day for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser at Friday afternoon’s Special Meeting called at his behest. He didn’t get approval to transfer $40,000 into his legal expense line item to pay what he and the … 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

Algonquin Township Board Approvals Missing from Most Bob Miller Questionable Expenditures

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Road District – Gooch & Miller taken to task in Plaintiffs Response to Motion to Dismiss. BY KIRK ALLEN ON OCTOBER 2, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Robert Hanlon, attorney for the Algonquin Township Road … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Document Shredding Questioned

An article from Illinois Leaks, republished with permission: Algonquin Township – 6 Tons of paper shredded-is someone lying? BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –With ongoing criminal investigations, lawsuits that involve unfulfilled requests for records, and reports of … Continue reading

Examining Authority for Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s Bob Miller’s Credit Care Purchases

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Gooch misinformation campaign under the Circus Big Top BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Thomas Gooch III filed a “DEFENDANT’S COMBINED MOTION TO DISMISS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO 735 … Continue reading

Testing Attorney-Client Privilege for Bob Miller

Reprinted with permission from Testing Attorney-Client Priviledge: Algonquin Township – “Accordingly, the billing records give colour to the existence of criminal conduct” BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The Algonquin Road District filed a RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO PETITION … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Tax Protest Records Sought

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission of that publication: Algonquin Township Clerk: more records missing! BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the mechanism for citizens to obtain public records.The Algonquin Township Clerk, … Continue reading

Rachael Lawrence Finds Questionable Algonquin Township Road District Bills

Township Trustees are supposed to review bills looking for improper ones. In Algonquin Township, such bills are only submitted two days before Board meetings. In that time, Trustee Rachael Lawrence tagged three requests for payment approval from Algonquin Township Road … 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 Attorney Tom Gooch Criticized by Illinois Leaks

The following is reprinted from Illnos Leaks with its permission: “Personally, I like large breasts”- Says Bob Miller’s attorney, Thomas Gooch III BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Yes, we used that title in hopes of … Continue reading

Des Plaines School Board Approves Five-Year Teachers’ Contract

This Daily Herald headline caught my attention becaue five years is the length of time of the Local 150 contract signed by former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller: Des Plaines District 62 approves 5-year contract with teachers Des Plaines … Continue reading

A Government’s Denying Freedom of Information Requests Can Lead to Big Costs

Part of this article from Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission, pertains to Algonquin Township.  That part has been put in boldface type. Astounding $1.5M cost of fighting against two FOIA requests: BY JMKRAFT ON AUGUST 26, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) U.S. (ECWd) –When an … Continue reading

NWH Chided for Incorrect Reporting on Algonquin Township’s Intergovernmental Agreement

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – How can the local paper get it so wrong? “CLARIFICATION” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –In what appears to be another misinformation hit piece by the … Continue reading

Did Algonquin Township Board Reach Agreement with the Road District Last Night?

That’s the question one astute observer asked today after watching the YouTube on the meeting. The question seems to be whether the Algonquin Township Board followed Roberts Rules of Order. The original motion was to approve the intergovernmental agreement. But … 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