Township Road Commissioners Seem To Have Death Wish

The Northwest Herald continues in its campaign to point out the underside of township government. It has concentrated on McHenry County’s largest townships, minus Grafton. Although it waited a long time to look at the spending of former Algonquin Township … Continue reading

Bob Miller on Nepotism

Since most people think Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller lost his re-election campaign because of the nepotism issue that opponent Andrew Gasser nursed for over a year, I thought some might be interested in what Miller said about the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Controversy Makes Top Story in Chicago Tribune Monday

The fight between newly-elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser and the man he barely beat a little over thirteen months ago, Bob Miller, made a story on the top of the front page of the Chicago Tribune Monday. The … Continue reading

$1,400 in Bonuses to Algonquin Township Road District Employee Daniel Wocyk

Daniel Wocyk received miscellaneous income from his boss, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller from the Christmas season in 2013 through Christmas in 2016. It totaled $1,400. The details are below: All but $100 is near Christmas. … Continue reading

Miscellaneous Income of $6,353.13 from Bob Miller’s Algonquin Township Road District for Daniel Morrison – Update

I see that the wrong column on the spreadsheet was entered in the original March 1st article for the miscellaneous income for Daniel Morrison.¬† I somehow put the column for Kevin Fitzgerald under Morrison’s name. The miscellaneous income for Morrison … 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

Robin and Carl Mohr Get $2,250 in Miscellaneous Income from Bob Miller – UPDATED

Two names on the payroll documents from Algonquin Township’s Road District have the last name of Mohr. Don’t know if they are related, but figured I might as well include them both in one post as we wind down the … 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

Kevin Fitzgerald Tallies $7,150 from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller

Continuing to report on the miscellaneous bonus payments that former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner made from January 1, 2013, until he left office in mid-May of last year, we come to Kevin Fitzgerald. The Northwest Herald article revealed information McHenry … 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

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

Karen Lukasik’s Algonquin Township Bus Driver Bonus

Now Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik worked for former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller as a bus driver from the November, 2016, until March, 2017, about two months before Miller’s term expired. Hired just three months before the February, … Continue reading

Randy Voss Given $18,700 in Miscellaneous Salary From Bob Miller

Algonquin Township Highway Department employee Randy Voss is another one who was rewarded with substantial miscellaneous income over the period of 2013 through when he boss Bob Miller left office in the middle of last May. The total was $18,700 … 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

Brian Doubek Given $22,400 in Miscellaneous Salary From Bob Miller

Another of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s employees got significant miscellaneous income during the period of 2013 through May 15, 2017. His name is Brian Doubek and he received $22,400 in what the Northwest Herald has characterized as … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Gives Daniel Newman $19,650 in Unexplained “Miscellaneous” Pay Since Beginning of 2013

Another favorite of immediate past Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller was Daniel Newmann. Newmann received $19,650 in unexplained miscellaneous pay in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 until Miller’s term expired on May 15th. The same pattern of large … Continue reading

Dylan Stern Another of Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s Favorites

“Miscellaneous” income payments made during the last fifty-three months of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s time in office totaled $244,875.63. Family members got the most, but other employees also got substantial unsubstantiated additions to their paychecks. Dylan Stern … Continue reading