Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Buys Retirement Watch in Nunda Township

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Retirement watch not a public purpose – BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 22, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – How can tax money be spent by public officials?  It starts with … Continue reading

County Board Members Use Letter Against Township Abolition by Referendum Bill to Try to Scuttle Bill

Below is the letter that McHenry County Board member and former Grafton Township Supervisor Jim Kearns circulated among his colleagues. All signed it but Yvonne Barnes, Michael Rein and Craig Wilcox. The letter, addressed to the State Senate, was handed … Continue reading

$500 Retirement Party Bob Miller Paid Out of Taxpayer Funds

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller/Party BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 20, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Taxpayers of Algonquin, the party was on your dime and paid … Continue reading

Miller Road District Credit Card Info Not Available Until June 1st

I filed a Freedom of Information Request for the reward point pages of a number of American Express Premium Credit Card statements with the Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik. A week delay was requested and granted. Now I have received … Continue reading

5-Year Contracts

On May 11, 2018, the Northwest Herald Editorial Board wrote that school administrators should not be given five-year contracts. An excellent position since school board members have four-year terms. The same situation exists with the five year agreement that former … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Surmises Why Algonquin Township Attorney Did Not Provide a Legal Opinion on Lump Sum Payment of Bob Miller’s Claimed Sick Time

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Why the Attorney did not provide a legal opinion on lump sum sick “pay” BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 17, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – As most of our … Continue reading

With Nothing in the Budget, Was Miller Sick Payment Legit?

Written by Illinois Leaks, this is published with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Legal opinion points to sick pay not legitimate BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We recently wrote this article about Attorney Gooch confirming the … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks’ Take on Gasser Suit to Seek Repayment of Taxpayer Money Allegedly Used by Millers for Personal Purposes

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, and Constructive Fraud alleged in recent court filing BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 15, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – “This complaint contains twenty-seven counts. … Continue reading

More Trouble with Algonquin Township Answering Freedom of Information Requests

First posted on Illinois Leaks, this is re-printed with permission: Algonquin Township- The Clerk, the Attorney, and Bob Miller have some explaining to do. BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – For starters, I once again … Continue reading

Summary of Case Gasser Has Against Bob and Anna May Miller

Yesterday, all but one of the counts in Algonquin Township Andrew Gasser’s latest filing against Bob and Anna May Miller, plus Karen Lukasik was presented. This is the case that Gasser attorney Robert Hanlon is handling without cost to Algonquin … Continue reading

Gasser Sends Letter Demanding Return of Property Purchased with Tax Dollars

The following article from Illinois Leaks is re-published with permission: Algonquin Twp: 9-page demand letter sent to Bob and Anna May Miller – BY JMKRAFT ON MAY 15, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) Algonquin Township, IL. (ECWd) –Pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request, … Continue reading

Gasser Filing Lays Out Further Charges in Lukasik-Millers Case Concerning Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Constructive Fraud and Asks Return of Spent Tax Dollars to Algonquin Township Road District

Friday might just before midnight Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon filed his third revised case against Algonquin Clerk Karen Lukasik, Bob and Anna Miller. Of the twenty-seven counts, six “seek damages against Robert Miller and Anna … Continue reading

More Noncompliance Outlined for Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik and Former Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller

The following is re-published from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – More Clerk failures and Hwy Department no bid purchases BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 14, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We received our request for records regarding two John … 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

U.S Secretary of Labor Names Andrew Gasser’s Attorney Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor

Michael Avakian, one of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorneys has been named by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexandra Acosta to be Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor. Because of this new Federal appointment Avakian  has withdrawn from the … Continue reading

Another Installment in Bob Miller $43,000 Deferred Sick Time Payment

Permission to reprint this article has been given by Illinois Leaks, where it first appeared: Algonquin Township Road District – No budgeted item, no legal payment! BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 11, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Keep it simple! … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Labels Bob Miller Delayed Sick Payment “Sick Pay Gate”

This article published on Illinois Leaks is re-printed with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller sick day pay even more troubling when the law is applied BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 11, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Just yesterday … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Attorney Offers Advice to Bob Miller on Statement of Candidacy

The following article was first posted on Illinois Leaks and is re-published with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Legal advice on election matters? BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 2, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – I really don’t know what … Continue reading

BGA Supports McSweeney Abolish McHenry County Townships by Referendum Bill

Looking at an email from the Better Government Association, I found an endorsement of State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637, of fifteen bills the organization is supported. The email describes the bill like this: HB 4637: Allows the board … Continue reading