Diane Evertsen Reaction to Tina Hill-John Jung Solicitation

The following email was sent by McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen: It appears we have committeemen who have taken it upon themselves to author an email relative to the wrangling in Algonquin Township. I say “It appears” because … Continue reading

Dorr Township Precinct Committeemen Call for Resignation of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner

Tina Hill and John Jung, both Republican Precinct Committeemen from Dorr Township (Woodstock area) have sent the following email to other precinct committeemen: Algonquin Township Highway Department Dear Fellow Committee Members, Attached please find a letter I am sending to … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Legal Bills

In this article, republished with permission, Illinois Leaks looks at Algonquin Township legal bills: Algonquin Township & Road District – Legal Bills BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 31, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Legal bills in the Township of Algonquin and … Continue reading

LITH Man Tells of Being Left Out of Mosquito Contral

From James Wilson, an unincorporated Lake in the Hills resident: So it is very interesting to me that mosquito spraying has come up. I live in LITH section 12B unincorporated with non-dedicated roads, Crystal Creek surrounding the neighborhood on one … Continue reading

When an Attorney Contradicts Himself

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly put on notice – Sanctions to be sought BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 25, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Paper trails are like bread crumbs and, while the birds … Continue reading

Minutes of the Secret Meeting of Algonquin Township Board Discuss Tax Protest Settlement

Algonquin’s Township Clerk Karen Lukasik hasn’t bothered to post the minutes released by the Board at its Friday, January 25, 2019, Special Meeting, but you can see them below: Here is a version easier to read: EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING MINUTES-BOARD … Continue reading

Dillon’s Rule Would Seem to Preclude Township Mosquito Abatement

Even since I learned that the Algonquin Township Road District provides mosquito spraying in unincorporated areas, but not in my incorporated neighborhood, I have wondered how such discrimination is justified. I have been told that the service which my neighborhood … Continue reading

The Local 150 v. Algonquin Township Road District Decision in Which Andrew Gasser Was Not Held in Contempt of Court

I read the 160-pqge transcript in the following https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/01/algonquin-township-road-district-vs-union-150-court-transcript-the-truth/ and wondered what the court order said. You can read it below: To me, the transcript began to get interesting d end the proceedingsfirst at page 122, when Andrew Gasser attorney … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Attorney Jim Kelly Hauls in $180,747.85 in Legal Fees

Reprinted with Permission: Algonquin Township – Attorney James Kelly – $180,747.85 in legal bills and counting BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 18, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –While much attention has been devoted by the local media to the legal bills … Continue reading

Judge Thomas Meyer Orders $55,000 Taken from Algonquin Township Road District Bank Account to Satisfy Illinois Leaks’ Freedom of Information Suit Win

The chickens finally came home to roost today in the Edgar County Watchdogs’ (publisher of Illinois Leaks) Freedom of Information suit against the Algonquin Township Road District. It is costing taxpayers $55,000, $15,000 more than if the Algonquin Township Board … 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

Northwest or Northworst – You Decide

Embattled Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser has received a lot of flack for calling the Northwest Herald the “Northworst Herald”. He may have a point. The Edgar County Watchdogs just fact checked the latest article from the local rag … 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

NWH Reports Andrew Gasser Attorney Robert Hanlon Missed Filing Deadline in Algonquin Township Union Case

The Northwest Herald reports that what may be a crucial deadline in Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attempt to escape from the Operating Engineers’ contract signed by Robert Miller, the man he closely defeated, mere weeks before Miller left … 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

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

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