Algonquin Township Recycling This Saturday, Minus Exotics

Recycling continues at Algonquin Township on a daily basis. The last Saturday of the month recycling of special items like paint, televisions, other electronics, batteries, etc., will no be accepted this Saturday. “There was nothing left in writing concerning the … Continue reading

Pre-Election Anonomous Letter about Trout Valley Man’s Letter Supporting Bob Miller’s Candidacy for Road Commissioner

Just found an envelop with no return address that was sent before the April 4th local election. It was also sent to three members in the news media (Northwest Herald, Daily Herald and Chicago Tribune), plus McHenry County’s Sheriff and … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Workers Join Local 150 of Operating Engineers

When public officials lose their election, things change. In the case of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s loss to McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser, not only was there a lot of publicity and statewide shock at the Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District’s Two Pickups and a Trailer Bring $68,833 in Bids

The results are in regarding the bids for pickup trucks and the trailer that Algonquin Township Road Commissioner advertised for sale, as reported by Townwship Clerk Chuck Lutzow follows: The Algonquin Township Road District held a bid opening, which was … Continue reading

County Board Member Andrew Gasser Stepping Down to Take Highway Commissioner Post

At the end of the last McHenry County Board meeting, McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser announced that he would resign prior to taking office as Algonquin Township Road Commissioner on May 15th. He said he “didn’t want to be … 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

Road Commissioner Sets Bid Opening for Street Sweeper Purchase and Sales of Trucks & Trailer

Not in focus is the photo below of an ad published by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller for a new street sweeper: The bids will be opened Wednesday, April 26th, at 4 PM. He has also asked for bids … 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

McHenry Township GOP Mailing Pounds at Appointment Replacements

The McHenry County Township Republican Party, under new leadership after the last two elections, is running a slate of non-incumbents against incumbents who were mainly appointed to their positions. The first part of the contest was a GOP caucus (instead … Continue reading

Tribune Puts End of Miller Dynasty on Front Page

The upset victory of McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser over incumbent Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller was featured on the bottom of the Chicago Tribune’s front page on Monday. Reporter Robert McCoppin noted, “His victory represents a backlash … Continue reading

Establishment Loses 4th Primary

Time was that the laying on of hands to a candidate by elected officials was considered a benefit. Maybe it still is. But not so much. Challenger Andrew Gasser defeated long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by 145 … Continue reading

Candidates Joe Walsh’s Walsh Freedom Successfully Endorsed

Former Congressman and WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh has a group called Walsh Freedom. It endorsed candidates in the Algonquin and Nunda Township Republican Primary Elections. In Walsh Freedom’s Sunday newsletter appeared the following: Congratulations to the following candidates … Continue reading

Nepotism Topples Top Illinois Township Official

In an eerie echo of the defeat of long-time McHenry Township Assessor Carol Perschke four years ago by Democrat Mary Mahady, 24-year Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller was defeated by McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser in Tuesday’s Republican … 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