Andres Gasser Under Media and Township Board Attack

If Andrew Gasser had been a gladiator in a Roman arena, last night he probably would have lost his head. (Can you tell I’ve been watching the Smithsonian TV series on the eight days that changed Rome?  One episode explained … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Fails in Attempt to Access Illinois Leaks Information

The following is republished from Illinois Leaks McHenry Court Quashes Algonquin Township’s attack on Media and First Amendment – BY JMKRAFT ON FEBRUARY 11, 2019 • ( 1 COMMENT ) ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP (ECWd) – UPDATE: Copy of Court Order inserted at end of article. Today, the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Appointing New Attorney

According to the Algonquin Township Board agenda for Wednesday night, an “appointment of outside counsel” will be considered. In addition, there are four transfers of from one line item to another in the Road District budget: $43,000 to the Maintenance … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Attorney Jim Kelly Hauls in $180,747.85 in Legal Fees

Reprinted with Permission: Algonquin Township – Attorney James Kelly – $180,747.85 in legal bills and counting BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 18, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –While much attention has been devoted by the local media to the legal bills … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Merits Attack by Northwest Herald Editor

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: NW Herald Editor Jon Styf pretends to report again… BY JMKRAFT ON JANUARY 14, 2019 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) ALGONQUIN TWP. (ECWd) – NWH’s Editor Jon Styf titled his latest piece: “What in the World is going on in … Continue reading

NWH Reports Algonquin Township Supervisor Sued in Role of Road District Treasurer by Road District

Showing up on January 11th was this article in the Northwest Herald concerning the banking practices of Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow: Algonquin Township road district sues supervisor in alleged fraud case … Continue reading

Highway Department Bills Algonquin Township Board Refused to Pay

Wondering what Highway Department bills the Algonquin Township Board refused to pay, I asked Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow, who is the Treasurer for the Road District for details. Here they are: Bills not approved for the Road District at the … Continue reading

Open Meeting Act Violation by Algonquin Township Board

Here is what Illinois Leaks found by reading the Algonquin Township agenda for its last meeting and then listening to what the Board members did.  It is reprinted by permission. Algonquin Township unanimously violates law BY JMKRAFT ON NOVEMBER 16, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser in Court Asking for Permission to Levy What He Wanted, But Was Denied by Algonquin Township Board

A suit filed on September 13, 2018, by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser against the Algonquin Township Board gets heard today. The issue is whether the Township Board has the authority to reduce a levy presented by the Road … Continue reading

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

Illinois Leaks Not Surprised that Algonquin Township Told to Turn over Clerk Karen Lukasik’s Records of Entering the Township Hall

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – As predicted, Kelly advice unfounded according to Attorney General PAC Office BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)-The Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has ruled in … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Advised to Turn Over Township Hall Entrance Data for Clerk Karen Lukasik

In a fairly rapid–about a month–turnaround the Public Access Counselor of the Illinois Attorney General has advised Algonquin Township that it should turn over information about Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s entrances in the Township Hall. The Freedom of Information request … Continue reading

Disappointment with League of Women Voters’ Senate Candidate Forum

When the six candidates running for the State Senate appeared at a forum conducted by the McHenry County League of Women Voters, I submitted a question which was not asked. It asked candidates if they would have another job while … 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

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

Algonquin Township Cancels Thursday Meeting, One Expected Tuesday

The meeting notice on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s part of the Township website no longer has a meeting notice for Thursday. All mention of it has disappeared. Not even a notice that it has been cancelled. Township officials apparently … Continue reading

Attorney Jim Kelly’s Advice to Algonquin Township Board Questioned

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Did attorney provide misinformation on bogus Resolution? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 9, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Once again the Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow and his clown act have … Continue reading

Who Has the Power to Hire Township Employees?

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – What next from under the Circus tent? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 8, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Just about the time you think you have seen it all, up jumps another … 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