Lakewood Does Better at Permanent Tax Cutting Than County Government and Algonquin Township, But Half of Next Year’s Tax Cut Can Be Reinstated

Lakewood’s Village Board voted to cut next year’s property taxes by 10%, but half of the cut can be reinstated next year. Five percent was unanimously voted to be cut from the tax levy. That is a permanent cut equal … 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 Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s Amended Complaint Against Local 150

Here is the motion filed by Attorney Robert Hanlon on behalf of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser: AMENDED COUNTER-CLAIM FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, PERMANENT INJUNCTION ENJOINING LOCAL 150 FROM UNDERTAKING ANY STEPS TO ENFORCE THE PURPORTED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND … Continue reading

Nob Questions Algonquin Road District Tax Protest Loss

Let’s start with Nob’s comment and, then look at Judge Thomas Meyer’s Court Order. Nob’s Comment Another half the story post by Cal. The Road levy was also part of the lawsuit and that was excused. It was excused because … Continue reading

Feds Indictment of School Superintendent Talks of Pocketing $30,000 in Unused Vacation Days and Retirement Bonus

The former Superintendent of Lincoln-Way High School District 210, Lawrence Wyllie, made the Chicago Tribune December 12th. One paragraph stood out in the twelve-inch article: “Wyllie also pocketed in unused vacation days and a retirement bonus he wasn’t entitled to, … Continue reading

A Different Way to Cover the Bob Miller Story

McHenry Times took a different approach to writing about former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller. Zeroing in on the Nunda Township Highway Department’s having hired Miller after his narrow loss to McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser, the Times … Continue reading

Reason to Check Back This Weekend

I’ve obtained the December 7th filling of Attorney Robert Hanlon on behalf of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser. Since this is a case of first impression, that is, the issue has not come before the Illinois Supreme Court before, … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Claiming “Corruption and Fraud” at Algonquin Township Road District

The latest from Illinois Leaks about former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township – Combating Corruption and Fraud BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 14, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –It is the finding of the General … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Loses 2014 Property Tax Protest Case, Excessive Taxation Found

Associate Judge Thomas Meyer ruled against Algonquin Township yesterday in the tax protest case brought by Tim Dwyer. The case argued that Algonquin Township had too much money in the bank in a number of its funds and levied real … Continue reading

The Algonquin Township Street Sweeper That Ended Up in Island Lake

Another article from Illinois Leaks about former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s sale of a street sweeper to the Village of Island Lake. It is reprinted with permission. Algonquin Township – Can’t “sweep” this one under the rug – 25,000 miles? … Continue reading

NWH Missed Big News–the 5% Tax Levy Cut–at Algonquin Township Meeting

Following up on Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s five percent cut in the Road District property tax levy last month, Supervisor Chuck Lutzow presented a five percent cut in the Town Fund tax levies Monday night. But the Northwest … 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

Illinois Leaks Publishes More on Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s Huge Deferred Sick Leave Payout

The most recent expose on Algonquin Township by Illinois Leaks appears below.  It is published with permission. Algonquin Township – Up jumped the devil…in the details – BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 11, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Former Highway Commissioner … 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

Illinois Leaks Focuses on Bob Miller’s Illinois Railroad Museum “Salt Gate”

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township -“Salt Gate” – Motor Fuel Tax laws violated BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 10, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –When the government takes your money in the form of taxes, use of that … Continue reading

Serwatka Proposes 10% Property Tax Cut in Lakewood

A press release from Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka: Lakewood Proposes 10% Cut in Property Tax Levy Village Board to Vote This Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00pm. This Tuesday, December 12th 2017, at Turnberry Country Club Meeting Room, staff and … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Calls on Law Enforcement to Investigate Delayed Sick Pay to Bob Miller of $47,000

Illinois Leaks continues putting a spotlight on former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller. Algonquin Township – Conflict with Sick pay documents -Time for Law Enforcement to investigate! BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 8, 2017 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –A letter used … Continue reading

An Illinois Leaks Revelation about Previous Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s Sick Time

The following is reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Why are two documents that are supposed to be the same, not? BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 7, 2017 • ( 5 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –To get a real feel for what … Continue reading

Attorney Robert Hanlon Reveals He Bills Algonquin Township Only for Local 150 Union Case

Robert Hanlon, attorney for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser, has written a letter to Gasser explaining that he has not billed for work in the case of Gasser v. Lukasik, Miller and Miller. He is billing for the challenge … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Focuses on Bob Miller’s Selling Township Trucks Right Before Leaving Office Without Electors’ Approval

Another finding from Illinois Leaks about the Algonquin Township Road District: Algonquin Township – The simplest of laws all ignored BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 7, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –In an effort to keep things as simple as possible … Continue reading