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

Was Miller Employee Paid on Day He Picked Up Campaign Signs?

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District -Cooked books over a vacation day? BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 11, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Payroll records for Doug Helman of the Algonquin Township Road District reflect something quite … Continue reading

Bill Paid By Algonquin Township Board of Trustees Improper?

Did the Algonquin Township Board of Trustees pay an improper bill put forward by the Road District? A friend of McHenry County Blog was just given a bill which shows outgoing Supervisor Diane Klemm and Highway Commissioner Bob Miller threw … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Continues Trying to Recover Money Claimed Misspent by Bob Miller

Below is Illinois Leaks interpretation of the latest filing by Algonquin Township Road District attorney Robert Hanlon.  It is reprinted with permission. Algonquin Township Road District -Response filed to Bob Miller’s motion to dismiss BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 1, 2019 • ( LEAVE A … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Looks at Andrew Gasser’s Salt Purchase and Bob Miller’s Salt Disposition

Republished with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Salt Gate II – The witch hunt begins BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 30, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The Northwest Herald reports that Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser is being investigated … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Salt Subpoena Reported by Northwest Herald

You can read the article here. On October 17, 2018, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser issued the following press release: Each year the Algonquin Township Road District has been purchasing salt to ensure the roads of the District are … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Seek $55,000 from Bank Thought to Have Algonquin Township Road District Account

In a document filed with the McHenry County Circuit Court Clerk on December 20, 2018, Nichole Fluhart asked the American Community Bank if it “had any personal property or money belonging to the debtor,” identified as the Algonquin Township Road … Continue reading

More on the Algonquin Township Road District Tax Levy

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township meeting – Email content tells an interesting story BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)During today’s Algonquin Township Special Meeting, Trustee [Rachael] Lawrence makes reference to an email sent to … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Criticizes Its Misidentification in Taxpayer Suit against Algonquin Township

Republished with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Trustee Lawrence spreads lie about court filing by Kirk Allen ON DECEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Nothing like waking up on a Saturday before Christmas to the phone ringing instead … Continue reading

Taxpayer Tries, But Fails to Stop Special Algonquin Township Meeting to Approve Road District Tax Levy

A suit was filed by an Algonquin Township man named Michael Smith to enjoin the Algonquin Township Board from holding its Saturday Special Meeting at which a delayed approval of the Road District was scheduled. Argument is made that notice … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Approves Road District Tax Levy

In a Saturday morning Special Meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, the tax levy presented by Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser prior to the October meeting was finally passed. The vote was 3-0. At the regular December meeting, approval was beaten … 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

Algonquin Township Board to Undo Damage Done by Previous Refusals to Approve Road District Levy

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser presented his levy for next year in November. It proposed a reduction of 1.8%. That was on top of the 5% reduction during the current year. With Trustees Dan Shea, Melissa Victor and David … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Levy Drama

At the Algonquin Township Board Meeting last week the board refused to adopt the levy for the Algonquin Township Road District submitted by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser.  Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly has disclosed Gasser and the Road District acted … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Focuses on Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Victor as Board Rejects $168,000 of Road District Bills

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township – Trustee Victor points to “Shady Money” – calls for a forensic audit BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 13, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Nope, you cannot make this stuff up!   Melissa Victor, … Continue reading

Pension Funding for McHenry County Townships

Looking at the financial shape of townships in McHenry County, a Friend of McHenry County Blog found the following Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund information filed with the State Comptroller for 2017 (for Algonquin, Chemung, Dorr, Grafton, McHenry, Nunda, Riley and … 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

Background on Algonquin Township Freedom of Information Act Violations

Article Reprinted with permission from Illnois Leaks: Algonquin Township – The Circus tent is alive and well…ok, not so well BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 28, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly has provided some interesting information … Continue reading

Another View of the Edgar County Watchdogs Suit against Algonquin Township Freedom of Information That Is Costing $45,000 So Far

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog shared McHenry County Associate Judge Thomas Meyer’s court order mandating $45,000 be paid from Algonquin Township Road District tax dollars to the Edgar County Watchdogs. Today, the article about the case published in the Watchdogs’ publication … Continue reading