Gasser Writes Constituents about Election

This letter from McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser was sent to 3,900 addresses: Mr. Andrew Gasser 112 Grove Ave, Fox River Grove McHenry County Board District 1 Friends, Neighbors, and Constituents, I am writing you to tell you about … Continue reading

Prim Cleans Up Military Surplus Property Mess

Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald doesn’t use that word in his Saturday article: Some McHenry County agencies returning military surplus vehicles amid increased scrutiny Northwest Herald Several local governments that got vehicles under the previous McHenry County Sheriff’s administration … Continue reading

Sparse Pol Turnout at LITH Parade

I noticed my camera’s battery was low when I got it out before the Lake in the Hills parade. Catching my attention were the two Algonquin Township Senior Buses ferrying people from one end of the parade to the other … Continue reading

No Cost-Benefit Analysis on Township Consolidation, Just Data Dump – Part 4

One of the main participants in the McHenry County Board’s Township Consolidation Task Force meeting last Tuesday was Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller. When he first spoke he told of hearing that McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller had … Continue reading

Roads Cared for By Township Highway Commissioners

In an attempt to get people thinking about the proposal to combine townships, look at the number of miles of road each Township Road Commissioner maintains: In addition, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller writes that he offers assistance to … Continue reading

Supressing the Minority

It is not a secret that the McHenry County Board is split with a majority coalition having supported Joe Gottemoller for County Board Chairman and a minority having opposed his election. Gottemoller arranged committee appointments so that that majority is … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Featured on Open the Books

Algonquin Township is in the spotlight (scroll down in linked page) in a recent Open the Books report.  The not-for-profit is run by Adam Andrzejewski, a 2010 candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor and one who sought Bruce Rauner’s … Continue reading

Most Recent Compensation for Algonquin Township’s Highest Paid

Friday McHenry County Blog published the salary and pension information for Algonquin Township as seen on Open the Books. Thinking that there might be more recent information, a commenter looked at the compensation reported on the township’s web site. Required … Continue reading

The Humongous Building in Crystal Lake that County Officials Want to Buy for a Salt Dome

My wife refers to the Crystal Lake Park District as the “Crystal Lake Park and Real Estate Company” because it owns so much property in Crystal Lake. Now comes the Transportation Committee and Department saying it wants to buy property … Continue reading

Most Township Boards Ask for Less or Same Amount of Taxes as Last Year

Townships are a much maligned form of local government. Today we show you how much McHenry County’s seventeen townships will extract from pocketbooks this year compared to last year. Extensions are the amount of taxes which are billed.  The tax … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board – The Times They Are a Changin’

As I reported eight days ago, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, unopposed for re-election, was trying to take control of the Algonquin Township Board.  Maybe I should say “keep control.” He contributed $1,000 to Marc Munaretto in his campaign … Continue reading

The Bob Miller Slate

On January 10th, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s Political Action Committee gave $1,000 to Supervisor candidate Marc Munaretto. You read it here. You may remember the slate of four candidates sign that popped up on the Cary-Algonquin blacktop. I … Continue reading

Dianne Klemm Holds Well-Attended Fund Raiser

In the race for Algonquin Township Supervisor, incumbent Dianne Klemm is losing the sign race. Munaretto has bought the best locations that Liberty Outdoor Advertising has to offer and has good color contrast on his billboards and smaller signs. He … Continue reading

Non-Dedicated Road Spokesman Brings Up Conflict of Interest Question at County Board Committee Assignment Meeting, Anna Miller Responds

Conflict of interest entered the discussion with regard to three McHenry County Board members during Tina Hill’s Committee on Committees meeting Friday morning. First off was a comment from John Reihansperger, a spokesman for those who live on private roads … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Keeps Levy Constant, But Still Raises Taxes, Road Commissioner Doesn’t

It was tax levy night at Algonquin Township. “We froze our levy,” Algonquin Township Supervisor stated at the beginning of the discussion of the tax levy for the real estate taxes to be collected next spring. I wanted to ask … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP to Hold Primary Election to Select Next Year’s Township Candidates

Since the 1973 fiasco of a caucus conducted by the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee, McHenry County largest township has allowed voters to decide who GOP candidates for township office shall be. That was the year that first-term Assessor Forrest … Continue reading