The Millers’ IMRF Pension Payments

Getting questions about how much Bob and Anna May Miller are receiving in pension payments from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The answer is Robert Miller retired effective 6/1/2017 with 44 years and 7 months of IMRF service credit. He … Continue reading

Algonquin Township – Appropriations v. Bills, Legal Fees

The Algonquin Township meeting on Wednesday was pretty peaceful. No Operating Engineers Local 150 balloon rats. No room crowded with angry citizens. The biggest issue was whether a bill could be paid for $23,512 to attorney Robert Hanlon for Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Subpoenas Hidden Camera Information from Supervisor’s Office

At the last Algonquin Township Meeting, Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik said that she was investigating misconduct and eavesdropping.  You can read the article here. Through a Freedom of Information request to Lukasik, which had to be “enforced” by the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Claims Official Misconduct and Eavesdropping

In her report to the Algonquin Township Board at the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Clerk Karen Lukasik reported that she has two temperature controlled upstairs rooms in Building 6. “They have been secured,” she said, telling of changing the locks. … Continue reading

All Legislators, Governor Make Tax Protesters’ Chances Tougher

The Edgar County Watchdogs’ Illinois Leaks web site reports on a bill passed unanimously and signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner which makes it more difficult to challenge township governments’ having too much money in the bank. The Edgar … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Legal Bills for Six Months

Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow emailed me the Township Board agenda and packet for tonight’s 7 PM meeting. Included were expenditures for the six months ending September 30th. Here’s what each official has spent: Supervisor – $21,454.00 Highway Commissioner – … Continue reading

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