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

Nob Questions Algonquin Road District Tax Protest Loss

Let’s start with Nob’s comment and, then look at Judge Thomas Meyer’s Court Order. Nob’s Comment Another half the story post by Cal. The Road levy was also part of the lawsuit and that was excused. It was excused because … Continue reading

Feds Indictment of School Superintendent Talks of Pocketing $30,000 in Unused Vacation Days and Retirement Bonus

The former Superintendent of Lincoln-Way High School District 210, Lawrence Wyllie, made the Chicago Tribune December 12th. One paragraph stood out in the twelve-inch article: “Wyllie also pocketed in unused vacation days and a retirement bonus he wasn’t entitled to, … Continue reading

Reick Steps into Township Efficiency Issue

Posted by State Rep. Steve Reick: Rep. Steve Reick Files Legislation to Require Cost Study to Ensure Township Road District Consolidations Save Money State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) is hoping to infuse some common sense into the discussion of township … Continue reading

A Different Way to Cover the Bob Miller Story

McHenry Times took a different approach to writing about former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller. Zeroing in on the Nunda Township Highway Department’s having hired Miller after his narrow loss to McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser, the Times … Continue reading

Discussion of November Referendum to Put McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board Set for January Meeting

Besides cutting what McHenry Township Trustees are paid to nothing after the 2021 elections, the four Republican Party Trustees voted to put a discussion of a November referendum to abolish the elected office of Road Commissioner at its January 11th … Continue reading

Republicans on McHenry Township Board Make Next Term’s Posts Voluntary–No Salary

As readers know, there was a split decision on who would run McHenry Township. Craig Adams, rhe Supervisor, was elected to the position he held by appointment running as an Independent. His running mates for Township Trustee, however, lost. Four … 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

Illinois Leaks Claiming “Corruption and Fraud” at Algonquin Township Road District

The latest from Illinois Leaks about former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township – Combating Corruption and Fraud BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 14, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –It is the finding of the General … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Loses 2014 Property Tax Protest Case, Excessive Taxation Found

Associate Judge Thomas Meyer ruled against Algonquin Township yesterday in the tax protest case brought by Tim Dwyer. The case argued that Algonquin Township had too much money in the bank in a number of its funds and levied real … Continue reading

Collusion Between Mortgage Broker and Appraiser Results in Indictments

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: U.S. Attorney’s Office Charges Suburban Mortgage Brokers with Fraud for Allegedly Controlling Property Appraisals in Scheme to Defraud Lenders CHICAGO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago has charged two suburban mortgage … Continue reading

The Algonquin Township Street Sweeper That Ended Up in Island Lake

Another article from Illinois Leaks about former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s sale of a street sweeper to the Village of Island Lake. It is reprinted with permission. Algonquin Township – Can’t “sweep” this one under the rug – 25,000 miles? … 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