Results of Algonquin Township Clerk’s Hidden Camera Subpoena

When I received information contained in the subpoena (see above) from Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik served on Township Supervisor employee Ryan Provenzano, I filed another Freedom of Information request for what was provided. Township Attorney Jim Kelly replied that … Continue reading

Algonquin Township – Appropriations v. Bills, Legal Fees

The Algonquin Township meeting on Wednesday was pretty peaceful. No Operating Engineers Local 150 balloon rats. No room crowded with angry citizens. The biggest issue was whether a bill could be paid for $23,512 to attorney Robert Hanlon for Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Subpoenas Hidden Camera Information from Supervisor’s Office

At the last Algonquin Township Meeting, Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik said that she was investigating misconduct and eavesdropping.  You can read the article here. Through a Freedom of Information request to Lukasik, which had to be “enforced” by the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Claims Official Misconduct and Eavesdropping

In her report to the Algonquin Township Board at the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Clerk Karen Lukasik reported that she has two temperature controlled upstairs rooms in Building 6. “They have been secured,” she said, telling of changing the locks. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Legal Bills for Six Months

Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow emailed me the Township Board agenda and packet for tonight’s 7 PM meeting. Included were expenditures for the six months ending September 30th. Here’s what each official has spent: Supervisor – $21,454.00 Highway Commissioner – … Continue reading

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

Records Delivered to Algonquin Township Clerk

Apparently in response to Judge Michael Caldwell’s Court Order, records have been piled in front of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s Township Hall office. This used to be a part-time job. Now it looks as if the post will take … Continue reading

Attorney General Considering Appeal of Algonquin Township’s Denial of Subpoena

I filed a Freedom of Information Request for “any subpoenas that have been served on any Alg Twp Official.” On June 29th, McHenry County Blog published Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s reply: “Your request is denied pursuant to 5 ILCS … 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

Judge Michael Caldwell Orders Current and Former Algonquin Township Road Commissions & Wife, Township Clerk and Supervisor Not to Destroy Records

This afternoon in Judge Michael Caldwell’s courtroom, five attorneys were on the clock in Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s suit against predecessor Bob Miller, his wife Anna May and newly-elected Township Clerk Karen Lukasik. David McArdle, representing Clerk Lukasik, asked … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Street Sweeper Bids Range from $253,000 to $308,000

I went to my second bid letting yesterday. Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller had requested prices for a new street sweeper. Three bids were received: $253,700 for an Elgin street sweeper from R.N.O.W., Inc. $267,622 for one with the … 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

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