Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Planning Tax Cut for Next Year

Tonight is the monthly Algonquin Township Board meeting at the Township Hall. Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser cut his levy 5% last year. The last year that predecessor Bob Miller was in office, his levy was cut 3%. The first budget … Continue reading

Credit Card Reward Point Theft

Found reference to the subject in the Daily Herald Thursday and it reminded me to wonder what happened to the points gained in times past by the Algonquin Township Road District American Express card: Authorities: Ex-school finance official stole credit … Continue reading

Lake County Judge Orders Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser to Appear in Court re Arbitration with Local 150

For failure to obey a September 20, 2018, Court Order, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner has been order to appear in the Lake County Judge’s Courtroom on December 11th at 2:30. The reason is Gasser’s refusal to take part in arbitration … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Approvals Missing from Most Bob Miller Questionable Expenditures

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Road District – Gooch & Miller taken to task in Plaintiffs Response to Motion to Dismiss. BY KIRK ALLEN ON OCTOBER 2, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Robert Hanlon, attorney for the Algonquin Township Road … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Document Shredding Questioned

An article from Illinois Leaks, republished with permission: Algonquin Township – 6 Tons of paper shredded-is someone lying? BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –With ongoing criminal investigations, lawsuits that involve unfulfilled requests for records, and reports of … Continue reading

Examining Authority for Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s Bob Miller’s Credit Care Purchases

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Gooch misinformation campaign under the Circus Big Top BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Thomas Gooch III filed a “DEFENDANT’S COMBINED MOTION TO DISMISS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO 735 … Continue reading

Testing Attorney-Client Privilege for Bob Miller

Reprinted with permission from Testing Attorney-Client Priviledge: Algonquin Township – “Accordingly, the billing records give colour to the existence of criminal conduct” BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The Algonquin Road District filed a RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO PETITION … Continue reading

Bob Miller Attorney Tom Gooch Criticized by Illinois Leaks

The following is reprinted from Illnos Leaks with its permission: “Personally, I like large breasts”- Says Bob Miller’s attorney, Thomas Gooch III BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Yes, we used that title in hopes of … Continue reading

Des Plaines School Board Approves Five-Year Teachers’ Contract

This Daily Herald headline caught my attention becaue five years is the length of time of the Local 150 contract signed by former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller: Des Plaines District 62 approves 5-year contract with teachers Des Plaines … Continue reading

A Government’s Denying Freedom of Information Requests Can Lead to Big Costs

Part of this article from Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission, pertains to Algonquin Township.  That part has been put in boldface type. Astounding $1.5M cost of fighting against two FOIA requests: BY JMKRAFT ON AUGUST 26, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) U.S. (ECWd) –When an … 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 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

State Police Investigating Credit Card Expenditures of Lake County Board Chairman

When McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim declared that he had a conflict of interest in the investigation of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s credit card charges (because Prim had supported Miller’s re-nomination for the office), he turned the matter … Continue reading

Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Asserts Right to Keep Highway Department Records Secret

Illinois Leaks reports on the latest development in its quest to obtain records from former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s regime. The article is reprinted with permission. Algonquin Township – Under the Big Top – Gooch & Miller Show … Continue reading

Illinois Police Institute Features Bob and Anna May Miller’s Pensions

From the Illinois Policy Institute: AMID CONTROVERSY, POLITICAL TOWNSHIP COUPLE BANKS NEARLY $100K IN PENSION BENEFITS Voted out of office in 2017 amid allegations of patronage and waste, Algonquin Township’s former highway commissioner has since found work at neighboring townships … Continue reading

Continuing Conflict Between Andrew Gasser Attorney Robert Hanlon and Algonquin Township Attorney Jim Kelly

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly files motion in case not involving the Township? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 2, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)James Kelly, attorney for the Algonquin Township, has filed this motion to Modify a Court … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Focuses on Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s Efforts to Obtain District Legal Work from Former Attorney

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks, a publication of the Edgar County Watchdogs: Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly racking up legal costs – What is he hiding? BY KIRK ALLEN ON JULY 16, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – A recent Freedom … Continue reading

The Silence of the Franks

Jack Franks as State Representative and McHenry County Board Chairman has posed as a strong supporter of consolidation of governments. Let’s take a look at his record on the subject. Franks lives in the Marengo area where, probably the only … Continue reading