Who Wanted to Be the Mental Health Board’s Lawyer and What Would Their Charges Have Been

Nine law firms applied to provide legal services for the 708 Mental Health Board. Zukowski, Rogers, Flood and McArdle was the one selected. It charges $175 per hour and bills in quarters of an hour. The proposal says the firm … Continue reading

708 Board Attorney Resigns Before Termination Vote, TAG Withdraws Grant Requesty

Three things were on the agenda on the 708 Mental Health Board Tuesday morning at 7 AM: Dismissal of the Board Attorney Approval of Contract to Hire Interim Board Attorney Authorization of Emergency Operational Grant for TAG All three were … Continue reading

Linda Moore Seeks Negotiations with Grafton Township Trustees

Robert Bush was in Judge Michael Caldwell’s courtroom today representing the Grafton Township Trustees. None of the Trustees were present. Supervisor Linda Moore was accompanied by her attorney, John Nelson. Before the judge came in, there was some exchanging of … Continue reading

Grafton Township Trustees’ Reaction to Mediation Attempt

Here’s what the Grafton Township Trustee’s law firm Ancel Glink had to say about the Thursday night meeting about mediating legal disputes: Statement From Trustees through their Attorney. <Requested to be Read Into the Minutes and to the Public by … Continue reading

Moore Says Trustees are Lawsuit “Addicts” Having Spent $347,000 vs. Her $53,000, Motive Is Her Defeat of New Township Hall

A press release from Grafton Supervisor Linda Moore: GRAFTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES ADDICTED TO LEGAL FEES Supervisor Linda Moore said today that the Grafton Township Trustees, Rob LaPorta Betty Zirk Barbara Murphy Gerald McMahon appear to be addicted to spending taxpayer … Continue reading

Ancel, Glink Comments on Grafton Township Audit Article

Under the article posted yesterday on the Grafton Township Auditors’ draft report, Ancel, Glink Partner Keri-Lyn Krafthefer posted the following comment: “We at Ancel, Glink share the Trustees’ desire to have the audit completed as quickly as possible.”We have yet … Continue reading

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore Hits Bump in the Road as Judge Caldwell Order to Install Her Choice as Attorney is Overruled

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s string of court victories met a bump in the judicial road Thursday. A unanimous 2nd Appellate Court panel decision overruled McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Caldwell’s order that Moore attorney John Nelson should be … Continue reading

The Grafton Township Legal Bills for March and April, 2011

The legal bills of Grafton Township for March and April, 2011, follow: The analysis shows that of the$16,313.20, 82.3% was billed by Ancel Glink, the law firm representing Grafton Township’s Trustees.  The dollar amount is $13,430.05. John Nelson, attorney for … Continue reading

Grafton Trustees Ask for Additional Delay to Appeal Judge Caldwell’s Order to Appoint John Nelson Township Attorney

Grafton Trustees Ask for Additional Delay to Appeal Judge Caldwell’s Order to Appoint John Nelson Township Attorney Hi ho. Hi ho. It’s off to court we go. Again. For Grafton Township. May 4th Grafton Township Trustees were ordered by Judge … Continue reading

Grafton Township Trustees Appeal Caldwell Order to Hire Supervisor’s Attorney as Township Attorney

It’s not a surprise that the four Grafton Township Trustees have appealed Judge Michael Caldwell’s order that they approve John Nelson as Grafton Township Attorney.   Rockford Attorney Nelson serves as Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s attorney in her separation of … Continue reading

Grafton Township Lawyer Bills Continue to Mount

Complaints have been made about Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s attorney John Nelson’s charging $250 per hour. That’s more than the $185 per hour that Keri-Lyn Krafthefer charged before she was dismissed by a court order from McHenry County Circuit … Continue reading

Grafton Township Suit’s May 4th Transcript

McHenry County Blog has obtained a copy of the transcript of the May 4th court hearing in the separation of powers suit brought by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore last spring after the Township Trustees tried to strip her of … Continue reading

Ancel Glink – $313,000 and Counting for Grafton Township, Wheatland on Tap

Wheatland Patch is running a story about the attempt of three members of the Wheatland Township Board to build a new town hall. Cost $1.5 million. Cast of characters includes a group of uppity citizens. Sounds like Grafton Township two … Continue reading

Judge Caldwell Orders Grafton Township Trustees Zirk, Murphy, LaPorta & McMahon to Approve Moore’s Lawyer as Township Attorney, Appeal Announced, Implementation Delayed

“Do we have to lose every time?” asked Donna McMahon of the Grafton Township Trustees’ counsel Thomas DiCianni, as those in the courtroom awaiting the arrival of Supervisor Linda Moore’s Rockford attorney John Nelson. “You’ve won more than you’ve lost,” … Continue reading

Huntley Police Criminal Probe of Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore Closed

It occurred to me last week that it was time to ask what had happened that investigation by the Huntley Police Department of Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore. “The investigation of Linda Moore is closed.” That was the word from … Continue reading

To the Back of the Room for Photo Taking and Recordings at Grafton Township Meetings

Just as whites were more privileged than blacks on Montgomery Alabama, buses, those trying to video or audio tape and photograph Grafton Township meetings seem to be now less equal than print reporters with pencil and pad. The Public Access … Continue reading

Grafton Township Meeting Ends in a Whimper

All the air was sucked out of the 7 PM Annual Town Meeting of Grafton Township as Linda Moore’s opponents won the vote in the Special Town Meeting that started an hour before. The Annual Town Meeting started about twenty … Continue reading

Linda Moore Asks Judge Caldwell to Approve John Nelson as Grafton Township Attorney

At the last meeting of the Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore asked her adversaries on the Township Board to approve the man whose arguments unseated their choice for Township Attorney, Keri Lyn Krafthefer, in Judge Michael Caldwell’s court. To no … Continue reading