Illinois Leaks Calls for Resignation of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik

This article was published on Illinois Leaks and is re-published here with permission: Algonquin Township – Clerk Lukasik needs to resign immediately BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 7, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Last November the Algonquin Township Clerk, Karen Lukasik, denied my … Continue reading

Secret Gift Cards Put Karen Lukasik & Bob Miller in Sights of Illinois Leaks Again

Both Edgar County Watchdogs, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, will speak at the McHenry County Libertarian Party meeting being held at the Rib House on Route 176 at 8 PM. The two will be there for the 6:30 dinner and … Continue reading

Skinner Family Real Estate Tax Bill Increases 1/2 of 1% (Not the 4.6% I Thought When Decimal Misplaced)

I needed addition advice on how to find a copy of my family’s tax bill on the McHenry County Treasurer’s web site. The bill went from $9,988.26 last year to $10,033.66. That’s an increase of 0.46%. [Thanks to Alabama Shake for pointing … 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 Attorney Billed for Talking to “Prospective” Town Meeting Moderator

The following article, which appeared in Illinois Leaks, is re-published with permission: Algonquin Township Attorney billing for calling/speaking with “prospective” Moderator before one was even nominated for 2017 Annual Township meeting BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 27, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. … Continue reading

GOP County Chairman Diane Evertsen Comes Out Against Bill Allowing Voters to Abolish Townships

In a reverse twist on former McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado’s push to consolidate townships, newly-elected Chairman Diane Evertsen has sent an email to some Precinct Committeemen calling for opposition to State Rep.David McSweeney’s bill to allow voters … Continue reading

Franks Calls on Algonquin Township Board to Schedule Referendum on Fall Ballot to Put Road Commissioner Under Their Control

Jack Franks has sent the following email to members of the Algonquin Township Board: I am writing this letter to urge the Township Board to put a binding referendum on the November ballot to abolish the Algonquin Township Highway Department. … Continue reading

No Records of How Bob Miller Redeemed Hundreds of Thousands of American Express Reward Points

Last week I noticed that the American Express Credit Card that former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller used for business purposes had a lot of reward points. The points went somewhere. However, in response to a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Subscribed to Capitol Fax

An article from Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township – Road District funds for political newsletter subscription BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 2, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co.  (ECWd) –When we started the Edgar County Watchdogs our Board of Directors made it very … Continue reading

More Questionable Bob Miller Credit Card Purchases

Another example of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s American Express Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller credit card the gift that keeps giving BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 30, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – While reviewing numerous American Express … Continue reading

Xmas Gifts Listed on Algonquin Township Credit Card

It appears as though the Algonquin Township Taxpayers were bank rolling Santa Claus.  Reprinted with permission. Algonquin Township Road District – Public credit used for Christmas gifts BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Once again credit … Continue reading

Bob Miller Charged a Second Wisconsin Hooters’ Meal to Algonquin Township

Last summer, McHenry County Blog printed the credit card statement sent to Bob Miller’s  Algonquin Township Road District in March of 2016 for a $289 bill for Hooters in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Now Illinois Leaks has found another bill fro the … 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

Third Document on Bob Miller’s Enormous Back Sick Time Payment Surfaces

The following article posted on Illinois Lea\ks is re-published with permission: Algonquin Township – Miller’s sick pay becoming more troubling BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 25, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We have obtained a copy of the monthly bills for … 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 Supervisor and Highway Commissioner Feed Election Judges on Taxpayer’s Back

It seems as though a day doesn’t go by where something new unfolds within Algonquin Township. Reprinted with permission. Alqonquin Township – More illegal spending on the Bob Miller American Express Card BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 25, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry … Continue reading

Comparing the Number of Employees of McHenry County Townships

The Illinois State Comptroller has a data base contacting information about tax districts throughout Illinois. Looking at 2017 data from those for the seventeen townships in McHenry County, one finds the number of employees running from a low of 2 … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Supports Unincorporated LITH Water Users

The following resolution was passed by the Algonquin Township Board on Tuesday night: Resolution in Support of Township Residents Living in Unincorporated Area Connected to the Lake in the Hills Water System WHEREAS, Algonquin Township (“Township”) exists and serves as a … Continue reading