Illinos Leaks Criticizes NWH for Not Asking for Comment on Its FOIA Lawsuit Against Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik

The following article from Illinois Leaks is re-published with permission: Algonquin Township – Blame-shifting coupled with deficient reporting leaves public clueless BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)-In yet another example of why the general public is … Continue reading

Township Road Commissioners Seem To Have Death Wish

The Northwest Herald continues in its campaign to point out the underside of township government. It has concentrated on McHenry County’s largest townships, minus Grafton. Although it waited a long time to look at the spending of former Algonquin Township … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs File Lawsuit Against Algonquin Township & Road District

The following is posted with the permission of the Edgar County Watchdogs. Algonquin Township and Road District facing FOIA Lawsuit By Kirk Allen on April 4, 2018 • ( 1 Comment ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – ECWd filed our Freedom … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Sue Algonquin Township for FOIA Violations

Algonquin Township and its Road District have been sued by Edgar County Watchdogss principals Kirk Allen and John Kraft. Woodstock Attorney Denise Anbroziak ia representing the plaintiffs. In sixteen counts, the suit charges the township with refusal to reply to … Continue reading

Bob Miller Is Not the Only Algonquin Township Road Commissioner to Use “Miscellaneous” Pay

Through a Freedom of information request Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser provided documents similar to those used previously to look at miscellaneous payments to Highway Department employees. While I have not had time to do the analysis, a Friend … Continue reading

Bob Miller on Nepotism

Since most people think Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller lost his re-election campaign because of the nepotism issue that opponent Andrew Gasser nursed for over a year, I thought some might be interested in what Miller said about the … 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

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

Kevin Fitzgerald Tallies $7,150 from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller

Continuing to report on the miscellaneous bonus payments that former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner made from January 1, 2013, until he left office in mid-May of last year, we come to Kevin Fitzgerald. The Northwest Herald article revealed information McHenry … 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 Return of $47,000 Quarter Century Deferred Sick Pay from Bob Miller

In the court filing on February 20, 2018, by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser, most of the motion concerns retention of records which Gasser could not find when he took office on Mary 15, 2017. That was covered in … 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

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