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

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

Attorney General Considering Appeal of Algonquin Township’s Denial of Subpoena

I filed a Freedom of Information Request for “any subpoenas that have been served on any Alg Twp Official.” On June 29th, McHenry County Blog published Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s reply: “Your request is denied pursuant to 5 ILCS … 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

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

Local 150 Union Supporters Pack Algonquin Township Meeting

Members and supporters of Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers filled the Algonquin Township Board meeting room Wednesday night. Those attending and driving past the township building on Route 14 could not help but notice that they … Continue reading

Tax Protest Suit Against Algonquin Township – Part 1

With Algonquin Township’s newly-elected officials meeting tonight, here is a recent filing by tax protest attorney Timothy Dwyer that will probably not be discussed: Here is the latest tax protest suit filed by Attorney Tim Dwyer against Algonquin Township: TAXPAYERS’ … Continue reading

The Caldwell Court Orders in Andrew Gasser’s Case

For those following the fight between newly-elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner and the man he beat, long-time Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, here’s something to chew on. Judge Michael Caldwell signed three court order last Thursday. One was pre-prepared, … Continue reading

Judge Michael Caldwell Orders Current and Former Algonquin Township Road Commissions & Wife, Township Clerk and Supervisor Not to Destroy Records

This afternoon in Judge Michael Caldwell’s courtroom, five attorneys were on the clock in Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s suit against predecessor Bob Miller, his wife Anna May and newly-elected Township Clerk Karen Lukasik. David McArdle, representing Clerk Lukasik, asked … Continue reading

Looking at Assessments in McHenry County

The Chicago Tribune article on assessments has a comment on what constitute acceptable real estate assessment quality. It states that a 15% margin of error is “the highest acceptable coefficient of dispersion (margin of error).” Accuracy in your township Experts … Continue reading

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