Algonquin Township Investigates… Sort Of.

Reprinted with permission from the Edgar County Watchdogs. Algonquin Township – “We did Investigate” says Board Member Melissa Victor BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 18, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)- The local media covered, once again, that the attorney for the Algonquin Township … Continue reading

Taking Power Away from Citizens in Township Government

I have been following Algonquin Township government since I was in college. In fact, my first public meeting was one on non-dedicated subdivision roads for Silver Lakes. The township used a law passed by State Rep. George Lindberg (R-Crystal Lake) … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Tells Attorney Jim Kelly Not to Represent Road District on Case Brought by Edgar County Watchdogs

Posted by Illinois Leaks (Edgar County Watchdogs) and reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township- Attorney Kelly drops Road District representation…the rest of the story! BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 7, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The local media reported today [June 7] that the Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Asks IDOT to Keep Speed Limit on Route 62 at 55 MPH

The Algonquin Township Board passed a resolution Wednesday night asking the Illinois Department of Transplantation not to lower the speed limit from 55 Miles Per Hour to 45 MPH . That’s what happened west of the Barrington Hills Village Hall … Continue reading

Gasser Praises Algonquin Township Transparency Efforts

Andrew Gasser took to YouTube to praise Algonquin Township and their transparency efforts today. Both the Algonquin Township Highway Department and Algonquin Township are now posting their bills online. Gasser got the idea from The Illinois Policy Institute website guidelines. … Continue reading

Attacks on Andrew Gasser’s Attorney Robert Hanlon Continue at Algonquin Township Meeting

$18,492.88 Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik didn’t record the June meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, but at least two others did. One streamed in live on FaceBook. Those attending or watching first heard Debra McCracken say in public comment … Continue reading

What’s Up at Tonight’s Algonquin Township Board Meeting

Here is what is on the agenda for Algonquin Township Wednesday night at 7: Ordinance ascertaining the Prevailing Wage Rates for the Algonquin Township Highway Dept. Ordinance ascertaining the Prevailing Wage Rates for the Township of Algonquin. Nominate Trustee Chapman … Continue reading

Kenneally’s Recommendations to Algonquin Township Officials

In case you didn’t get to the bottom of McHenry County State’s Attorney’s report on his investigation of the Algonquin Township Road District under Road Commissioner Bob Miller, here they are: Recommendations to Algonquin Township 1. Establish a detailed policy … Continue reading

Legal Fees of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Questioned

Posted first on Illinois Leaks.  Reprinted here with permission. Algonquin Township – The other side of the legal bills not being shared -$97,203.11 BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 12, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We exposed the Algonquin Township Clerk’s improper … Continue reading

Looking at Algonquin Township Road District Vacation Pay

Published with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – AG Opinion, Federal Appellate Court ruling, and Illinois case law tell an interesting story…. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 9, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We have exposed numerous examples … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Praises Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik for Following Advice to Appoint a Deputy Clerk

Illinois Leaks first published this story.  It is reprinted here with permission. Algonquin Township Clerk Resigns as FOIA officer and confirms we were right! BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 8, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –As we said in this article, we … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Resigns as Freedom of Information Officer, Sheds Tape Recording Responsibility

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik sent an email to various last Wednesday  folks announcing she would no longer serve as the government’s Freedom of Information Officer. Here is the email, sent to all the Township Board but Rachael Lawrence: To: … Continue reading

$1,000 Algonquin Township Contribution to McHenry County Historical Society Challenged

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township failed miserably with donations to Historical Society BY JMKRAFT ON JUNE 6, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) ALGONQUIN, IL. (ECWd) – When a Township donates taxpayer funds to a museum, for instance, the McHenry County Historical Society … Continue reading

Questions About Anna May Miller’s November, 2016, Time Cards

Published first on Illinois Leaks.  Republished here with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller approves bogus time card for wife BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 31, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –I think we are beginning to understand why the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Legal Bills, Excluding the Road District

Printed first on Illinois Leaks, this post is republished with permission: Algonquin Township Board & Clerk – “Budget Busters” BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 4, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –While the Algonquin Township Board has injected themselves into the Road … Continue reading

Township Legal Fees for Andrew Gasser & Bob Miller

Published first by Illinois Leaks; republished here with permission. Algonquin Township – Good for the “Gooch”, not for the “Gasser” BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 4, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The local press appeared to take great pride in the … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Criticizes Former Algonquin Township Supervisor, Plus Current Supervisor and One Trustee

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission.  (The entire report of McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally can be found here.) McHenry County State’s Attorney’s report on Miller nails one issue for sure. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 2, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry … Continue reading

Bob Miller Took Fifth Amendment

The following was gleaned from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s report on his investigation of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by Illinois Leaks and is reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Former Road Commissioner Bob … Continue reading

Kenneally’s Recommendations to Algonquin Township Officials

In case you didn’t get to the bottom of McHenry County State’s Attorney’s report on his investigation of the Algonquin Township Road District under Road Commissioner Bob Miller, here they are: Recommendations to Algonquin Township 1. Establish a detailed policy … Continue reading