New Publication Appears Backing Jeanne Ives Gubernatorial Candidacy

Got an email asking me if I would like to receive copies of a new publication called “Prairie State Wire.” Why not? So, a little while latter I received a paper with favorable articles about Republican candidate for Governor Jeanne … Continue reading

Compensation for Algonquin Township Officials

The compensation resolution passed by the last Algonquin Township Board has been supplied by current Clerk Karen Lukasik. The information I extracted can be found below: Supervisor – $55,000 + $1,000 for being Road District Treasurer Highway Commissioner – $93,204.08 … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Calls for Criminal Charges in Algonquin Township

Another article from Illinois Leaks‘ Kirk Allen, this time calling for criminal charges, is published with permission. Algonquin Township – Time for criminal charges BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 6, 2018 Once again we validate a long-standing opinion that gift … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Not Keeping Up with Freedom of Information Requests

The following article is from Illinois Leaks’ author Kirk Allen and is published with permission: Algonquin Township Clerk to ring in new year with ongoing FOIA violations. BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 30, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Overdue on Replies to FOIA Requests

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik is not meeting the deadlines in the Freedom of Information Act. FOI Officers have a week (five working days) to reply to requests or to informer requesters that an additional week will be required before … Continue reading

What Did New Algonquin Township Clerk Mean When She Wrote about Destroying Records?

More on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukisek from Illinois Leaks. Published with permission. Algonquin Township – One of her first orders of business? BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 17, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –When an elected official tells you that … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Finds No Approval for Algonquin Township Record Destruction Since 1978

From Illinois Leaks, published with permission: Algonquin Township – No approval from the State to destroy records……..EVER! BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 16, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – According to the Illinois Local Records Commission, Algonquin Township has provided an application … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Has Calm Meeting, Property Taxes Cut 5%

The calmest meeting of the Algonquin Township Board since new officers were elected occurred Tuesday night. The big news for the night was the passage of a budget for the Township side (excluding the Road District) that was 5% less … Continue reading

Previous Illinois Leaks Criticism of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik – Part 2

With the most recent critical article on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik and a Township Board meeting coming Wednesday night at 7 PM, I thought readers might be interested in two articles from Illinois Leaks from late November.  Reprinted with permission, here … Continue reading

Previous Illinois Leaks Criticism of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik – Part 1

With the most recent critical article on Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik and a Township Board meeting coming this Wednesday night at 7 PM, I thought readers might be interested in two articles from Illinois Leaks from late November.  Reprinted … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Suggests Current Algonquin Township Clerk Bending Over Backward to Protect Former Road Commissioner Bob Miller

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Clerk claims former Highway Commissioner gets to determine FOIA redactions BY n” title=”View all posts by Kirk Allen” href=”http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/author/kirk-allen/” rel=”author”>KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 11, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –A simple … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Answers to Bob Miller’s Questions – Part 10

Here is Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon’s answer to Bob Miller’s attorney Tom Gooch’s question as to why Algonquin Township’s elected officials should be deposed in the case: “All current and former elected officials associated with Algonquin Township. “Investigation continues.” … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Answers to Bob Miller’s Questions – Part 4

Here is Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon’s answer to Bob Miller’s attorney Tom Gooch’s question as to why certain Algonquin Township Officials should be deposed in the case: Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik is similarly listed. “Karen Lukasik will likely … Continue reading

llinois Leaks Calls Out Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik on Claim that “Bob Miller Did Nothing That Was Illegal”

The following is re-published with permission of Illinois Leaks, where it appeared yesterday: Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Miller Lukasik – “Bob Miller did nothing that was illegal” – Really? BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2017 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) Algonquin (ECWd) – According to the Facebook … Continue reading

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