Gasser Not Kicked Out of Algonquin Township Hall

Trumpeted by the Northwest Herald, the ousting of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser and his staff from the Township Hall did not live up to its billing. When the end of the Monday night agenda was reached, Trustee David … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Cuts Gasser Legal Expenses from $250,000 to $150,000

When the budget for the Algonquin Township Road District was considered by the Township Board on Monday night, the Board voted 4-1 to reduce the line item for legal fees from $250,000 to $150,000. Trustee David Chapman made the reduction … Continue reading

Wondering If Majority of Algonquin Township Board Has Realized Attempt to Evict Road Commissioner from Town Hall Helps Campaign to Abolish Township

The following is on the agenda of the Algonquin Township Board tonight: Old Business: Township Building space allocation, office & storage space relocation, as well as records storage and consolidation. Relocation of Highway Commissioners office by June 11, 2018. Guess … Continue reading

Rachael Lawrence, Treasurer of the McHenry County GOP & Algonquin Township Trustee, Supports Bill Allowing Townships to Be Abolished by Referendum

From Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence, who was elected Treasurer of the McHenry County Republican Party without opposition last week, gives her views on State Rep. David McSweeney’s bill to allow voters to put referendums on the ballot to abolish … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence Says She Didn’t Go to Springfield to Lobby

Rachael Lawrence gives different take on trip to Springfield than what was conveyed in the Northwest Herald. In a comment under my article on the NWH’s article {“Algonquin Township Officials Fear for their Jobs“) she wrote: I attended this “Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Officials Fear for Their Jobs

The Northwest Herald has an article today about attempts by Algonquin Township Trustees driving to Springfield in an aapparent attempt to keep their jobs. Here’s the first sentence of the article by reporter Ed Komenda: Algonquin Township officials traveled to … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence Featured in Township Officials’ Magazine

When I was a State Representative, the Township Officials of Illinois used to send me its magazine. I enjoyed reading it. Last month the monthly magazine featured an interview of Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence, who was elected last year. … Continue reading

Melissa Victor Makes Issue Out of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Legal and Computer Forensic Audit Bills

Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Victor took exception to paying two of Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s bills. She argued that attorney Robert Hanlon’s bill should not be approved, nor should the one to pay for a forensic audit of … Continue reading

Compensation for Algonquin Township Officials

The compensation resolution passed by the last Algonquin Township Board has been supplied by current Clerk Karen Lukasik. The information I extracted can be found below: Supervisor – $55,000 + $1,000 for being Road District Treasurer Highway Commissioner – $93,204.08 … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Answers to Bob Miller’s Questions – Part 4

Here is Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon’s answer to Bob Miller’s attorney Tom Gooch’s question as to why certain Algonquin Township Officials should be deposed in the case: Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik is similarly listed. “Karen Lukasik will likely … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Claims Official Misconduct and Eavesdropping

In her report to the Algonquin Township Board at the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Clerk Karen Lukasik reported that she has two temperature controlled upstairs rooms in Building 6. “They have been secured,” she said, telling of changing the locks. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Facing Deferred Sick Leave Payouts

In his next-to-last Algonquin Township meeting, long-time Road Commissioner Bob Miller brought forth a bill for $47,381.84 for sick pay accrued, but not paid for the years before he was elected to the top job. Under the personnel rules promulgated … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Endorses in MCC, D155 Races, Plus Only One Republican Candidate for Township Trustee

Here is what was delivered to my mailbox today: It is a sample ballot from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee. For the first time the Republican Party is officially endorsing candidates running in non-partisan races. Apparently, the party has … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republican Candidate for Trustee David Chapman’s Yard Sign Promoting “Progressive Government”

Someone mention in a comment that one of the Republican candidates for Algonquin Township Trustee, David Chapman, had a sign with the word “progressive” on it. I asked if someone would send me a photo of it and a Friend … Continue reading

Rachael Lawrence Sends Letter in Support of Candidacy for Algonquin Township Trustee

The only candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee that came out against nepotism, Rachael Lawrence, sent a letter that arrived today. She sets out her background and goals on the missive’s front: On the letter’s reverse side, Lawrence gives reasons people … Continue reading

Dem Hooks Up with Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Candidates for Fusion Ticker

The only candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee who is a Democrat, Dominique Miller, has supporters distributing a postcard with her photo and those of three of the Republicans who won in the February primary election. Left out is Republican Precinct … Continue reading