Dennis Road Culverts Now Protected by Concrete

The subdivision south of Algonquin Road a bit east of Pingree Road now has a bridge that vehicles can traverse. This is the bridge where successive storms washed out the gravel between three culverts. Now both the upstream and downstream … 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

Judge Michael Caldwell Recuses Himself Local 150-Andrew Gasser Case

Judge Michael Caldwell heard arguments from Local 150 of the Operating Engineers and Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon today and basically decided to let things ride until later this month. Judge Caldwell was being asked to … Continue reading

Specialized Recycling Back at Algonquin Township, Minus Paint

The sign in front of the Algonquin Township complex indicates residents can bring specialized recycling will resume this Saturday, July 29th. When we last looked at this program newly-elected Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser was saying that there were lots of … 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

Algonquin Township Road District’s Wood Working Shop

One of the stops during my tour of the Algonquin Township Road District’s property with newly-elected Highway Commissioner was a wood shop. The Kirk Dillard for Governor sign appears to be used as a baffle. A couple of mailboxes are … 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

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

Andrew Gasser Responds to FOIA Lawsuit from Local 150 of the Operating Engineers

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on the Freedom of Information denial suit against the Algonquin Township Road District. Today, we’ll look at the response penned by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon. It asks for a temporary restraining order … Continue reading

Local 150 Files FOIA Suit Against Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser

The first judicial shot in the conflict between Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers and newly-elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser was fired June 23rd. The court filing does not mention Gasser by name in its … Continue reading