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

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

The Smallest Signs Found in an Algonquin Township Garage

The four by eight signs for candidates and referendums found in an Algonquin Township garage have been published previously. Below you can see the yard signs stored there: Here’s a yard sign for former Algonquin Village Trustee Joe Powalowski: Next … Continue reading

Signs of Hanky Panky at the Algonquin Township Road District – Part 2

Yesterday, yard sign wire found sitting in out-of-the-way places in a big poll barn at the Algonquin Township Road District property were published on McHenry County Blog. Today, let’s look at some signs that were propped against the wall in … 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

Algonquin Township Road District Credit Card Pays $289 for Meals at Hooters in Brookfield, Wisconsin

The data released recently from the American Express Credit Card of former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller includes items more recent than the two 2008 airline tickets for non-township employees and the purchase of women’s clothing. Consider, for instance, … Continue reading

Women’s Clothing Paid for by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s Office Credit Card

There are a number of purchases of women’s clothing that were paid for by Algonquin Township Road District dollars. What you see below was billed to Highway Commissioner Bob Miller’s American Express Premium Credit Card. “A long sleeve ‘v-neck’  Merino … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Pays for Two American Airline Tickets to New Orleans

A document made public recently shows two airline tickets were purchased to fly from O’Hare Airport to New Orleans. How was the bill paid? Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s Road District credit card paid for the air fares … 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

GOP Recommends Either Dave Stieper or Ralph Sasso to Replace Andrew Gasser on County Board

A press release from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: County Board Vacancy District 1 The McHenry County Republican Party is excited to announce our two candidate nominees for the County Board vacancy in District 1. Mr. Gasser served … Continue reading

2012 Disneyland Tickets Put on Bob Miller’s Algonquin Township Road District Credit Card

Looking at former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s township American Express credit card statements is getting curiouser and curiouser (with apologies to Lewis Carroll). First it was an expensive purse found on a credit card statement attached to the … 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

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 27-31

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

The Resume Bob Miller Sent to County Board Members in His Attempt to Replace Andrew Gasser

Here is the resume that former Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner sent with his letter requesting appointment to the McHenry County Board to replace current Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser: 5-26-17 Bob Miller Sends Letter Seeking Support for County Board … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 25-27

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading