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

County Board Applicant Chris Spoerl’s Replies to Jack Franks’ Questionnaire

Since there are a lot more readers than member of the McHenry County Board, here is what McHenry County Board Chairman asked of all candidates for appointment to Andrew Gasser’s seat, plus Chritopher Spoerl’s replies. Spoerl is the one nominated … Continue reading

County Board Applicant David Stieper’s Replies to Jack Franks’ Questions

Since McHenry County Board members were not provided with answered questionnaires for the Republican Party recommendation (one, Ralph Sasso, having withdrawn from the process because of the overly personal nature of the questions), that of the remaining GOP pick, David … Continue reading

Scott Coffey Sings Chris Spoerl’s Praises for County Board

This testimonial from current Cary School District Board President Scott Coffey appeared under the article reporting that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has nominated Chris Sproel to replace Andrew Gasser on the County Board. ┬áChris Spoerl’s Role in Righting … Continue reading

Former Cary School Board President Chris Spoerl Being Put Forth by Jack Franks to Replace Andrew Gasser on the County Board

To no one’s surprise McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has nominated someone to replace Andrew Gasser who was not recommended by the County’s Republican Party. County Chairman Sandra Salgado offered Franks two GOP’s nominees: David Stieper, an attorney and … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District’s Wood Working Shop

One of the stops during my tour of the Algonquin Township Road District’s property with newly-elected Highway Commissioner was a wood shop. The Kirk Dillard for Governor sign appears to be used as a baffle. A couple of mailboxes are … Continue reading

Records Delivered to Algonquin Township Clerk

Apparently in response to Judge Michael Caldwell’s Court Order, records have been piled in front of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s Township Hall office. This used to be a part-time job. Now it looks as if the post will take … Continue reading

Andrew’s “First Impression” Counter Suit Against Local 150 of the Operating Engineers

Yesterday, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s legal action to stop the “purported (five-year) collective bargaining agreement” signed by former Road Commissioner Bob Miller was described. Today, let’s look at the arguments advanced to halt any arbitration filed by Local … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Responds to FOIA Lawsuit from Local 150 of the Operating Engineers

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on the Freedom of Information denial suit against the Algonquin Township Road District. Today, we’ll look at the response penned by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon. It asks for a temporary restraining order … Continue reading

Local 150 Files FOIA Suit Against Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser

The first judicial shot in the conflict between Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers and newly-elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser was fired June 23rd. The court filing does not mention Gasser by name in its … Continue reading

Signs of Hanky Panky at the Algonquin Township Road District – Part 1

Took a tour with newly-elected Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser Sunday and found some interesting indication that the state law prohibiting the use of public property for political purposes may have been violated. Remember when I was trying to … Continue reading

Gasser Files Amended Complaint Seeking Prohibition Against Record Destruction

June 15th Robert Hanlan, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney, filed an amendment to his suit against Township Clerk Karin Lukasik, plus for Road Commissioner Bob Miller and his wife Anna May Miller. This was the source of the … 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

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

Joe Walsh Holds Summer Shindig

I’ve been to a couple of former Congressman, now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh’s summer and fall political rallies. There were many more cars at this one than any previous event. I took photos of the crowd from the … Continue reading