No Rat Algonquin Township Meeting

The meeting after new Algonquin Township officers were sworn in there were two balloon rats next to the Route 14 entrance. The crowd was raucous. Sheriff’s deputies were in attendance. Last month, fewer Operating Engineers Local 150 showed up and … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Allows Andrew Gasser to Transfer $70,500 to Legal Fees

$70,500 of Algonquin Township Road District funds were transferred to legal services in three different funds on Wednesday night. The action came at the end of Algonquin Township’s Board meeting. The Local 150 members and supporters who brought three inflated … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Meeting Tonight at 7

The monthly meeting of the Algonquin Township Board will be held tonight starting at 7. Last month the room was packed. Standing room only. I emailed Township Clerk Karen Lukasik asking if an agenda packet had been posted or, if … Continue reading

Andrew’s “First Impression” Counter Suit Against Local 150 of the Operating Engineers

Yesterday, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s legal action to stop the “purported (five-year) collective bargaining agreement” signed by former Road Commissioner Bob Miller was described. Today, let’s look at the arguments advanced to halt any arbitration filed by Local … Continue reading

Local 150 Union Supporters Pack Algonquin Township Meeting

Members and supporters of Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers filled the Algonquin Township Board meeting room Wednesday night. Those attending and driving past the township building on Route 14 could not help but notice that they … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Facing Deferred Sick Leave Payouts

In his next-to-last Algonquin Township meeting, long-time Road Commissioner Bob Miller brought forth a bill for $47,381.84 for sick pay accrued, but not paid for the years before he was elected to the top job. Under the personnel rules promulgated … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Endorses in MCC, D155 Races, Plus Only One Republican Candidate for Township Trustee

Here is what was delivered to my mailbox today: It is a sample ballot from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee. For the first time the Republican Party is officially endorsing candidates running in non-partisan races. Apparently, the party has … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republican Candidate for Trustee David Chapman’s Yard Sign Promoting “Progressive Government”

Someone mention in a comment that one of the Republican candidates for Algonquin Township Trustee, David Chapman, had a sign with the word “progressive” on it. I asked if someone would send me a photo of it and a Friend … Continue reading

Rachael Lawrence Sends Letter in Support of Candidacy for Algonquin Township Trustee

The only candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee that came out against nepotism, Rachael Lawrence, sent a letter that arrived today. She sets out her background and goals on the missive’s front: On the letter’s reverse side, Lawrence gives reasons people … Continue reading

Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Nominee Melissa Victor Goes Rogue, Endorses Democrat

Winners for Algonquin Township Trustee spots in the Republican Primary Election were Dan Shea – 2,757 Melissa Victor – 2,640 David Chapman – 2,599 Rachael Lawrence – 2,556 The top three vote-getters were endorsed by Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Lutzow for Supervisor, Gasser for Road Commissioner and Lukasik for Clerk in Algonquin Township

The McHenry County Clerk posts the following results for 5,013 (number of votes for Supervisor) Algonquin Township ballots under the heading “Unofficial Results – All Precincts Reporting”: Supervisor CHARLES A LUTZOW, JR (REP) 2,630 52.46% ELLEN BRADY MUELLER (REP) 2,366 … Continue reading

5,013 in Algonquin Show No Shift in Who’s Leading

The 5,014 votes is what was counted so far in the Supervisor’s race. Chuck Lutzow leads Ellen Brady Mueller by 264 votes. It seems most people were most interested in the Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s race. Counted so far are … Continue reading

4,071 Votes in Algonquin Township Have Lutzow, Gasser, Lukasik Leading for Supervisor, Road Commissioner & Clerk

With 4,071 votes counted in the Algonquin Township Supervisor’s vote, Chuck Lutzow is leading Ellen Brady Mueller by 283 votes. He has 53.3% of the ballots counted. For Highway Commissioner, Andrew Gasser is shown in first place for the first … Continue reading

1,352 Votes from Algonquin Township

The County Clerk has posted the following results for 1,352 (number of votes for Supervisor) Algonquin Township ballots presumably for other precincts: Supervisor CHARLES A LUTZOW, JR (REP) 736 54.44% ELLEN BRADY MUELLER (REP) 612 45.27% Clerk KAREN LUKASIK (REP) … Continue reading

Results from Algonquin 7 & 19 + 986 from Elsewhere

Two precincts in the northwest corner of McHenry County gave majorities to those recommended by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner candidate Andrew Gasser. Paper ballot results for contested races in Algonquin 7 (my precinct): Supervisor Chuck Lutzow- 35 Ellen Brady – … Continue reading

Algonquin Township’s Salaries Go Still Higher

Last month, the Algonquin Township Board raised salaries for its elected officials. The all-Republican Township Board voted to increase pay by 1.5%. The vote was 3-2 with Supervisor Dianne Klemm joining with Trustees Dan Shay and Russ Cardelli voting in … Continue reading

Larry Emery Reports on Algonquin Township

Algonquin Township Board 06/08/16 meeting quick notes The Algonquin Township board met at 7 PM Wednesday 6/08/16. For past monthly meeting notes, please go to our website at http://www.algonquintownship.com/ (FYI-official meeting notes to be posted after approved in next meeting). … Continue reading