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

Newly-Elected Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow Selects Ryan Provenzano as Assiatant

Ryan Provenzano has been selected by Algonquin Township Supervisor-elect Chuck Lutzow to be his assistant. Dianne Klemm, retiring Supervisor, has allowed him to work for her before Lutzow takes office on May 15th in order to learn the ropes. Provenzano … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Endorses in MCC, D155 Races, Plus Only One Republican Candidate for Township Trustee

Here is what was delivered to my mailbox today: It is a sample ballot from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee. For the first time the Republican Party is officially endorsing candidates running in non-partisan races. Apparently, the party has … Continue reading

Rachael Lawrence Sends Letter in Support of Candidacy for Algonquin Township Trustee

The only candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee that came out against nepotism, Rachael Lawrence, sent a letter that arrived today. She sets out her background and goals on the missive’s front: On the letter’s reverse side, Lawrence gives reasons people … Continue reading

Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Nominee Melissa Victor Goes Rogue, Endorses Democrat

Winners for Algonquin Township Trustee spots in the Republican Primary Election were Dan Shea – 2,757 Melissa Victor – 2,640 David Chapman – 2,599 Rachael Lawrence – 2,556 The top three vote-getters were endorsed by Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Lutzow for Supervisor, Gasser for Road Commissioner and Lukasik for Clerk in Algonquin Township

The McHenry County Clerk posts the following results for 5,013 (number of votes for Supervisor) Algonquin Township ballots under the heading “Unofficial Results – All Precincts Reporting”: Supervisor CHARLES A LUTZOW, JR (REP) 2,630 52.46% ELLEN BRADY MUELLER (REP) 2,366 … Continue reading