Algonquin Township Road District Workers Join Local 150 of Operating Engineers

When public officials lose their election, things change. In the case of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s loss to McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser, not only was there a lot of publicity and statewide shock at the Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District’s Two Pickups and a Trailer Bring $68,833 in Bids

The results are in regarding the bids for pickup trucks and the trailer that Algonquin Township Road Commissioner advertised for sale, as reported by Townwship Clerk Chuck Lutzow follows: The Algonquin Township Road District held a bid opening, which was … Continue reading

County Board Member Andrew Gasser Stepping Down to Take Highway Commissioner Post

At the end of the last McHenry County Board meeting, McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser announced that he would resign prior to taking office as Algonquin Township Road Commissioner on May 15th. He said he “didn’t want to be … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Street Sweeper Bids Range from $253,000 to $308,000

I went to my second bid letting yesterday. Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller had requested prices for a new street sweeper. Three bids were received: $253,700 for an Elgin street sweeper from R.N.O.W., Inc. $267,622 for one with the … Continue reading

Road Commissioner Sets Bid Opening for Street Sweeper Purchase and Sales of Trucks & Trailer

Not in focus is the photo below of an ad published by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller for a new street sweeper: The bids will be opened Wednesday, April 26th, at 4 PM. He has also asked for bids … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Facing Deferred Sick Leave Payouts

In his next-to-last Algonquin Township meeting, long-time Road Commissioner Bob Miller brought forth a bill for $47,381.84 for sick pay accrued, but not paid for the years before he was elected to the top job. Under the personnel rules promulgated … Continue reading

McHenry Township GOP Mailing Pounds at Appointment Replacements

The McHenry County Township Republican Party, under new leadership after the last two elections, is running a slate of non-incumbents against incumbents who were mainly appointed to their positions. The first part of the contest was a GOP caucus (instead … Continue reading

Tribune Puts End of Miller Dynasty on Front Page

The upset victory of McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser over incumbent Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller was featured on the bottom of the Chicago Tribune’s front page on Monday. Reporter Robert McCoppin noted, “His victory represents a backlash … Continue reading

Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Nominee Melissa Victor Goes Rogue, Endorses Democrat

Winners for Algonquin Township Trustee spots in the Republican Primary Election were Dan Shea – 2,757 Melissa Victor – 2,640 David Chapman – 2,599 Rachael Lawrence – 2,556 The top three vote-getters were endorsed by Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob … Continue reading

Establishment Loses 4th Primary

Time was that the laying on of hands to a candidate by elected officials was considered a benefit. Maybe it still is. But not so much. Challenger Andrew Gasser defeated long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by 145 … Continue reading

Nepotism Topples Top Illinois Township Official

In an eerie echo of the defeat of long-time McHenry Township Assessor Carol Perschke four years ago by Democrat Mary Mahady, 24-year Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller was defeated by McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser in Tuesday’s Republican … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Lutzow for Supervisor, Gasser for Road Commissioner and Lukasik for Clerk in Algonquin Township

The McHenry County Clerk posts the following results for 5,013 (number of votes for Supervisor) Algonquin Township ballots under the heading “Unofficial Results – All Precincts Reporting”: Supervisor CHARLES A LUTZOW, JR (REP) 2,630 52.46% ELLEN BRADY MUELLER (REP) 2,366 … Continue reading

One-Two Punch Against Gasser, For Miller in Monday’s Mailboxes

In today’s mail arrived two pieces regarding the Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s race. On top was a negative postcard about challenger Andrew Gasser from something called “PSAG PAC.” Typing that into Google produces nothing. No information found at the Illinois … Continue reading

Liberty PAC Goes Local Attacking Bob Miller’s Candidacy for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner

Liberty PAC, controlled by Dan Proft, entered local politics in McHenry County with a negative mailing aimed at the re-election of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller. Miller is being challenged by McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasseer. You can … Continue reading

Dueling GOP Slates Emerge in Algonquin Township

The rival candidates for Algonquin Township Road Commission have distributed literature telling voters which candidates they support for various offices. Incumbent Bob Miller has endorsed the following: Note that Miller endorses four Trustee candidates.  Should Miller resign and his candidates … Continue reading

Algonquin Township’s Hot GOP Road Commissioner Race Mailings

Long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller is being challenged by McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser in Tuesday’s Republican Primary Election. Mailings can be seen below (if I have missed any, please send them to me): This post … Continue reading