NWH Chided for Incorrect Reporting on Algonquin Township’s Intergovernmental Agreement

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – How can the local paper get it so wrong? “CLARIFICATION” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –In what appears to be another misinformation hit piece by the … Continue reading

Did Algonquin Township Board Reach Agreement with the Road District Last Night?

That’s the question one astute observer asked today after watching the YouTube on the meeting. The question seems to be whether the Algonquin Township Board followed Roberts Rules of Order. The original motion was to approve the intergovernmental agreement. But … Continue reading

Bob MIller’s References “Fake News” After GOP Primary Loss to Andrew Gasser

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – The Irony of Bob Miller’s statements BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 26, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – March 20, 2017, Bob Miller told the Chicago Tribune he lost because of several factors … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Again Does Not Post Board Packet

There is a 7 o’clock meeting of the Algonquin Township Board tonight and again Township Clerk Karen Lukasik has not posted what Board members will consider. One wonders if the proposed intergovernmental agreement between the Township Board and Road Commissioner … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen Comments on Local 150 Court Victory

A comment from Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen on the court decision in the Operating Engineers Local 150 case: The clock on appeal has yet to begin as there was no FINAL ORDER. In fact, there are no less than 3 … Continue reading

Intergovernmental Agreement Between Algonquin Township and Road District Revealed

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser has shared the agreement between his independent Road District and the Township. This will be considered by the Township Board on Tuesday at 7. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Highway Department Salaries Under Local 150 Contract

Here are the salaries negotiated by outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller with Local 150 of the Operating Engineers: That was in April, 2017. Three of the employees–Derek Lee, Andrew Rosencrans and Nick Chirikos–were fired as soon at Miller’s … Continue reading

Local 150 Goals in Algonquin Township Road District Case

It’s pretty obvious that Local 150 of the Operating Engineers wants to be recognized by the Algonquin Township Road District, but a February 14, 2018, letter to Andrew Gasser Attorney Robert Hanlon adds detail. The letter was in reply to … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Cancels Thursday Meeting, One Expected Tuesday

The meeting notice on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s part of the Township website no longer has a meeting notice for Thursday. All mention of it has disappeared. Not even a notice that it has been cancelled. Township officials apparently … Continue reading

Debate Over Use of Public Signs Continues

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s posting of a the message, “The Northworst Herald Is Fake News,” continues to be debated in the comment sections of various articles on McHenry County Blog. You can find Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen’s original … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Loses Suit to Void Local 150 Contract Signed by Predecessor Bob Miller after His GOP Primary Election Loss

Below is  the August 21, 2018, court order from Lake County Judge Daniel Jasica on Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s suit to void the union contract that outgoing Road Commissioner Bob Miller signed after losing the Republican Primary Election. Ed … Continue reading

Will Algonquin Township Trustee David Chapman Change His Mind on Holding Referendum to Put Road District Under Township Board?

When Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence proposed that the Township Board put a referendum on the ballot this fall to put the Road District under the jurisdiction of the Township Board starting in 2021, she could not get a second … Continue reading

Banned from the Algonquin Township Hall by Supervisor Chuck Lutzow, Highway Department Deputy Ryan Provenzano Now in Road District Office

For reasons never made quite clear to me, Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow banned his assistant Ryan Provenzano from the Township Hall when he fired him. Provenzano saw his part-time gig with Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser turned into … Continue reading

“Man Bites Dog” Story on Front Page of the Northwest Herald

It’s OK if a newspaper trashes a public official. That has happened to Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser more than a few time in the Northwest Herald. Yet, negative publicity was never levied at his predecessor Bob Miller  while … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Defends Andrew Gasser’s Use of Highway Department Sign to Label Northwest Herald “Fake News”

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Circus Show hits new high with NWH front page “fake news” sign coverage. BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 19, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Having been fortunate enough to travel all over … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Senior Bus Running on Deadline Day

I was out and about on Friday and stopped next to the Algonquin Township Senior Bus at the Congress Parkway and Main Street light in Crystal Lake. According to the email released by Township Trustee Melissa Victor at the last … Continue reading

The Question of Who Can Enter the Algonquin Highway Department Office

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township – “How about you just physically spit in my face Chuck.” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 13, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Let the unprofessional behavior and infighting begin! In yet another stellar … Continue reading

Northwest Herald “Reporter” Ed Komenda Praised for Unflattering Photography on Private Facebook Page

It is no secret that the Northwest Herald has it in for Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser.  The local rag has put Gasser on the cover no less than eight times with drama filled headlines, click bait bylines, and … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Appears to Threaten Withdrawal of Senior Bus, Recycling , etc. Services Until Deputy Allowed in Building

When Ryan Provenzano was fired by Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow (with photographer from the Northwest Herald told when to come take a photo), he was also banned from the Algonquin Township Hall. Provenzano was subsequently made Deputy Highway Commissioner … Continue reading