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 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

Is Law Enforcement Looking at Algonquin Township?

That’s the question I have upon reading the response to my Freedom of Information Request for “any subpoenas that have been served on any Alg Twp Official.” Here’s the response: “Your request is denied pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7 (1) … Continue reading

The Smallest Signs Found in an Algonquin Township Garage

The four by eight signs for candidates and referendums found in an Algonquin Township garage have been published previously. Below you can see the yard signs stored there: Here’s a yard sign for former Algonquin Village Trustee Joe Powalowski: Next … Continue reading

Signs of Hanky Panky at the Algonquin Township Road District – Part 2

Yesterday, yard sign wire found sitting in out-of-the-way places in a big poll barn at the Algonquin Township Road District property were published on McHenry County Blog. Today, let’s look at some signs that were propped against the wall in … Continue reading

Signs of Hanky Panky at the Algonquin Township Road District – Part 1

Took a tour with newly-elected Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser Sunday and found some interesting indication that the state law prohibiting the use of public property for political purposes may have been violated. Remember when I was trying to … Continue reading

Recycling Saturday at Algonquin Township Hall on Route 14

Saturday, June 24th, Algonquin Township will be accepting items to be recycled. Paint is specifically excluded. Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser explained the event, which will run from 8 to noon: We are partnering with the McHenry County Conservation District (MCCD) … Continue reading

Gasser Files Amended Complaint Seeking Prohibition Against Record Destruction

June 15th Robert Hanlan, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney, filed an amendment to his suit against Township Clerk Karin Lukasik, plus for Road Commissioner Bob Miller and his wife Anna May Miller. This was the source of the … Continue reading