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

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

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

The Purse Purchased with the Algonquin Township Road District Credit Card

The document filed with Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s lawsuit to prevent the destruction of records was hard to read, so I typed in “Your Bag Your Way” and found the following: Here is how the page describes it: … Continue reading

Bob Miller’s Township American Express Credit Card Statement for 11-27-14

Yesterday, in the article about the suit newly-elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s filed against his predecessor Robert Miller, his wife Anna May and newly-elected Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, I printed the part of the suit’s attachment concerning … Continue reading

Naperville Township Road Commissioner’s Credit Card Spending

The Naperville Sun, now a Chicago Tribune paper, has investigated the township credit card expenditures of Highway Commissioner Stan Wojtasiak from September, 2013. $3.500 was found spent on food and drink. “Meanwhile, the City of Naperville says it can maintain the … Continue reading

Barbara Wheeler Introduces Bill to Prevent Merchants from Charging Extra for Credit Card Use

A press release from State Rep. Rep. Wheeler Looks to Protect Consumers Springfield, IL… With the 98th General Assembly about to swing into full gear, State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) is looking towards consumer protection with her first ever … Continue reading

Bank Cuts Off Grafton Township’s Credit Cards for Lack of Payment of Supervisor’s Bill

A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore: Non-Payment of Township Expenses by Trustees Zirk, LaPorta, Murphy and McMahon Causes Accounts To Be Closed Grafton Township Trustees have not approved payment the township credit card for the months of … Continue reading

Linda Moore Explains Questioned Credit Card Spending

Grafton Township Supervisor responds to Township Trustee Rob LaPorta’s posting of credit card purchases in a comment under this article: Moore Says Trustees are Lawsuit “Addicts” Having Spent $347,000 vs. Her $53,000, Motive Is Her Defeat of New Township Hall … Continue reading

Could TIF Monument Ads Help City Collect More Sales Taxes?

Crystal Lake used to get a lot of money from sales taxes? To keep the dollars flowing, the Crystal Lake City Council voted to hike the city’s rate by 75%. Advertising shopping opportunities in the city might help repay the … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Ex-Northrop Grumman Employee Matthew Smith-Meck Charged with $215,000 in Credit Card Fraud

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Business Development Director Matthew Smith-Meck has been indicted on a five-count indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. From 2006-8, the Crystal Lake man is accused of misusing his company American Express card.to the run of about … Continue reading

Stacy Talbert’s Report on Huntley School District’s Internal Controls

Thursday night the school board considered an “Internal Controls Report” prepared by Talbert. Perhaps it should have been titled, “Lack of Internal Controls Report.” The board packet for Thursday night meeting contains over 600 pages of information. If any of … Continue reading

Stacy Talbert’s Report on Huntley School District’s Internal Controls

Thursday night the school board considered an “Internal Controls Report” prepared by Talbert. Perhaps it should have been titled, “Lack of Internal Controls Report.” The board packet for Thursday night meeting contains over 600 pages of information. If any of … Continue reading