Jack Franks Wanted to Have Cal Skinner Arrested

We’re back to McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ paranoia. He thinks he is important enough that someone would want to kill him. [Cue canned laughter.] He pretends that he was scared for his life (and his family’s) when a … Continue reading

Former Democratic County Board Member Nick Chirikos Gets $550 in Bonuses Miscellaneous Income from Bob Miller

Former McHenry County Board member Nick Chirikos was employed by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller during his last year in office. Chirikos beat Republican Bob Bless in 2012. Republican Andrew Gasser beat him four years later. Chirikos was hired … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Asks Court to Order Immediate Return of Bob Miller’s $47,000 in Deferred Sick Pay

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser sued Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, former Road Commissioner Bob Miller and his administrative assistant and wife Anna May Miller to prevent them from destroying Road District records. The suit was augmented earlier this month … Continue reading

Federal Judge Orders $400 per Hour Payment to Robert Hanlon, Less Than Rate Charged Algonquin Township

There has been criticism of attorney Robert Hanlon’s rate of compensation while he is representing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser. As reported before, Hanlon won a case against a labor union in northwestern Indiana. Now the Magistrate Judge has … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Asks Court to Force Return of $47,000 Quarter Century Deferred Sick Pay from Bob Miller

In the court filing on February 20, 2018, by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser, most of the motion concerns retention of records which Gasser could not find when he took office on Mary 15, 2017. That was covered in … Continue reading

Friend of Bob Miller Firing by Andrew Gasser Upheld by Administrative Law Judge

Ryan Greene, one of the Algonquin Township Road District employees featured in our miscellaneous income articles, was fired October 10,2017, for misconduct by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser. See Ryan Green Highest in Algonquin Township Road District “Miscellaneous” Pay After Three … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Asks Court to Force Algonquin Township Clerk to Repay $250 “Bonus”

Included in Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s suit against Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, former Road Commissioner Bob Miller and Anna May Miller, the wife who worked for him while he was in office, is a request that Lukasik be … Continue reading

New Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Court Filing Against Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, Predecessor Bob Miller

This past week, attorney Robert Hanlon, on behalf of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser, filed another brief in the case that started out as one to make certain that records were not destroyed. Besides Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, former … Continue reading

Sheriff Passes Algonquin Towsnship Phone Hacking to State Police and State’s Attorney

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim’s deputies were the law enforcement officials who were called about the Algonquin Township phone hacking yesterday. Today, a spokeman for the Sheriff’s Office told McHenry County Blog that the Sheriff had turned over the criminal … Continue reading

Local 150 Turns Down Negotiation Request from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser

On February, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser attorney Robert Hanlon sent an email to Local 150 of the Operating Engineers asking if the union was entering into contract negotiations. It was a short message to Bryan P. Diemer with … Continue reading

Melissa Victor Makes Issue Out of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Legal and Computer Forensic Audit Bills

Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Victor took exception to paying two of Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s bills. She argued that attorney Robert Hanlon’s bill should not be approved, nor should the one to pay for a forensic audit of … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Provide Legal Clarity

The following article is reprinted with permission from the author. The ECWd clarify discrepancies in the Northwest Herald article printed yesterday http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/23/algonquin-township-highway-commissioner-andrew-gasser-wins-round-in-labor-dispute/ab2gl2v/ Algonquin Township – State Labor Relations Board rejects Administrative Law Judge recommendations McHenry Co. (ECWd) – When it … Continue reading

What Did New Algonquin Township Clerk Mean When She Wrote about Destroying Records?

More on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukisek from Illinois Leaks. Published with permission. Algonquin Township – One of her first orders of business? BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 17, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –When an elected official tells you that … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s Amended Complaint Against Local 150

Here is the motion filed by Attorney Robert Hanlon on behalf of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser: AMENDED COUNTER-CLAIM FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, PERMANENT INJUNCTION ENJOINING LOCAL 150 FROM UNDERTAKING ANY STEPS TO ENFORCE THE PURPORTED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND … Continue reading

Reason to Check Back This Weekend

I’ve obtained the December 7th filling of Attorney Robert Hanlon on behalf of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser. Since this is a case of first impression, that is, the issue has not come before the Illinois Supreme Court before, … Continue reading

NWH Missed Big News–the 5% Tax Levy Cut–at Algonquin Township Meeting

Following up on Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s five percent cut in the Road District property tax levy last month, Supervisor Chuck Lutzow presented a five percent cut in the Town Fund tax levies Monday night. But the Northwest … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Focuses on Bob Miller’s Illinois Railroad Museum “Salt Gate”

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township -“Salt Gate” – Motor Fuel Tax laws violated BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 10, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –When the government takes your money in the form of taxes, use of that … Continue reading