Algonquin Township Assessor Bob Kunz Explains Assessment Levels, Grafton Township Assessor Candidate Al Zielinski Comments

This comment by Algonquin Township Assessor Bob Kunz appeared under an article about assessment appeals and it’s too good not to share more broadly: We now deal with two competing standards of property-tax valuation, one statutory and one not. The … Continue reading

Moore Provides Information about Township Assessor’s Electrical Needs

On the heels of Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Marty Waitzman’s comments about electrical needs in the Assessor’s Office comes this response from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore in this memo to Assessor Bill Ottley: Memo: It would be best if … Continue reading

Grafton Township Supervisor Candidate Marty Waitzman States Position on New Town Hall: “Acquisition or Construction of a New Township Building Today Would Be Fiscally Irresponsible and Unnecessary”

A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Marty Waitzman: Marty Waitzman – Position Statement on Grafton Township Building ALGONQUIN, IL – I have had many conversations with residents and news reporters who wanted to know whether or not I … Continue reading

Anonymous Supporter of Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley Takes on Challenger Al Zielinski, Al Replies

Bill Ottley’s secret admirer provides this criticism on Al Zielinski’s opposition to Ottley for Grafton Township Assessor in the First Electric Newspaper: September 1, 2012 4:00 PM Anonymous said… The current Assessor, Mr. Ottley, has been doing a great job … Continue reading

Alan Zielinski Running for Grafton Township Assessor

Incumbent Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley told me he was running for re-election a couple of months ago. Now, he has an opponent named Alan Zielinski. His press release is below: Alan Zielinski Announces Candidacy for Grafton Township Assessor Lakewood … Continue reading

Volunteer Mediator Withdraws Offer of Free Services for Trustees’ Disputes with Supervisor, Mediation to Continue for Supervisor Moore and Assessor Ottley

A letter sent by Attorney Robert Hanlon to the Grafton Township Trustees: August 2, 2012 Grafton Township Offices Messrs. LaPorta, McMahon, Moore, Murphy, Zirk, Unit B 10109 Vine Street Huntley, IL 60142 Via Personal Delivery at Grafton Township Offices Re: … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley Running for Re-Election, Time for Other Potential Township Candidates to Start Planning

It’s that time of year when township officials have to make up their minds whether they are running for re-election. It’s also time for those thinking about challenging township officials to be making similar calculations. When I last saw Grafton … Continue reading

Assessor Bill Ottley Lays Out His Side of His Grafton Township Suit Against Supervisor Linda Moore

Township Trustee Robert LaPorta shares this letter from Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley in a comment under my article about the two court cases that received perfunctory treatment at the Courthouse Monday: Ottley has posted a letter to the township … Continue reading

Nothing New in Moore, Otttley, Trustees Trials

There were two cases involving Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore in Woodstock this morning. Not much happened in either except setting new court appearance dates. In one, Moore was seeking sanctions (a contempt of court ruling) against the four Trustees … Continue reading

Officials’ Perks Ruled Taxable in Grafton Township

An IRS finding handed down January 31st will surely be the talk of the next meeting of the Township Officials of Illinois. It says that heretofore fringe benefits, such as the Grafton Road Commissioner’s vehicle and the reimbursement for dinners … Continue reading