FBI Investigating Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller

In yesterday’s article by the Northwest Herald about the misdeeds of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, it was written that the reporter had seen boxes of documents marked.”FBI.” Subsequently, Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen, having been referred by McHenry … Continue reading

Details of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s Last Minute Street Sweeper Purchase

Take a look at this November 8, 2017, email from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon to former Algonquin Township Commissioner Bob Miller’s attorney Tom Gooch: Mr. Gooch: In an effort to be as direct as I … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Answers to Bob Miller’s Questions – Part 2

Continuing in presenting the answers that Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser gave former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller. Today pertains to Miller’s wife Anna May. … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Answers to Bob Miller’s Questions – Part 1

The jockeying between current Algonquin Township Road Commissioner and the man he barely beat, Bob Miller, continues. Here is one of Gasser’s answers to questions asked by Miller attorney Tom Gooch: … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Levy Cut 5%

Citing a promise made during his campaign for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser presented the Township Board with a levy for next year that is 5% less than what was taxed this year. He was asked if it was … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Proposes 5% Cut in Algonquin Township Road District Taxes

$3,729,762.70 is the amount that Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser will ask be levied for the Road District next year. This year, $3,926,154.18–almost $200,000 more–was extracted from property owners in Algonquin Township. Gasser proposes cutting the budget proposed by … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Writes about Venetian Gardens Bridge Replacement

An email arrived from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser in reply to some criticism from Clerk Karen Lukasik.  [I have emailed Lukasik for the content of her criticism, but have not received a reply.] Here is Gasser’s reaction: Edwards … Continue reading

For Those Who Think the Bob Miller 5-Year Contract with Local 150 Is Too Long

One of the arguments that Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser is making in his fight against imposition of the 5-year labor agreement that his predecessor and man he beat in the GOP Primary Election, Bob Miller, is that it … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Rebuts Local 150 Arguments

Last week, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser replied to the latest court filing by Local 150 of the Operating Engineers effort seeking to enforce the 5-year contract that Bob Miller, the man Gasser beat, signed just before going out … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Resigns GOP Positions

While I was at Oberlin College my favorite professor was Aaron Wildavsky. He is best known for having written “The Politics of the Budgetary Process.” But he wrote another book about community power. I can’t find its title, but it … 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

Paint Disposal Returns to Algonquin Township

A press release from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser: Paint Re-Cycling Returns to Algonquin Township (Crystal Lake, IL) The Algonquin Township Highway Department will be holding a specialized paint recycling drive for the entire McHenry County on Saturday, October … Continue reading

Will County Board Concluded It Could NOT Take Away Countywide Elected Officials’ Pensions, as Jack Franks Is Proposing

v In another attempt to grab headlines, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has proposed a resolution to prevent current countywide elected officials from participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension program According to the Will County State’s Attorney’s … 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

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

Derek Lee Lands Job at Nunda Township Road District

Bob Miller son-in-law Derek Lee was one of the people that Andrew Gasser fired upon taking the office of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner from Miller. Lee’s father-in-law had sought to protect his job at the Algonquin Township Road District by … Continue reading