Republicans Carry Two of Three Grafton Township Executive Offices, Lose Supervisor and Board Majority to Restore Grafton Township Slate

The fractured Republican Party in Grafton Township manged to elect its Chairman Tom Poznanski Road Commissioner and Al Zielinski Assessor, but failed to get enough votes to put three-way GOP primary winner Pam Fender in office. Independent Jim Kearns got … Continue reading

Independent Grafton Township Candidates Set Meet & Greet Thursday Night at Boulder Ridge Country Club

The group of Independent candidates grouped under label “Restore Grafton Township” invite the public to meet them at the Boulder Ridge Country Club this Thursday night from 7-9. … Continue reading

Independent Grafton Assessor Candidate’s Signs Disappearing

Sign stealing is a park of the dark side of local politics. Though despicable, it happens every election. I’m hoping that it was just the very strong winds that were at fault for the loss of the signs referred to … Continue reading

Grafton Township Ancel Glink $40,000 in Legal Bills for April Higher than March’s $36,400

In March, Ancel Glink billed Grafton Township $36,432. Think that’s high? In April, the bill was for $39,994.88. There was $5,226.25 to advise on “Corporate” matters. Another $28,373.75 to prepare for the separate of powers suit filed by Supervisor Linda … Continue reading

Ancel Glink Bills Grafton Township $36,432 for March

The Township Trustees’ law firm, Ancel Glink, has sent a bill for over $36,000 for the month of March. That doesn’t count the time spent preparing all the resolutions that weren’t voted upon at the Annual Town Meeting and the … Continue reading

Grafton Township Board Battles Escalate with Hiring of $35,000 Administrator to Replace Township Supervisor Linda Moore

With a wish fulfillment that newly-elected Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore would go poof and disappear in the night in the Huntley Park District meeting room last night being unattainable, the other four members of the township board decided to … Continue reading

Linda Moore Fulfills Campaign Promise about No Referendum Town Hall – Grafton Township Decides to Buy Back the Old Town Hall from Itself

Getting rid of the deals that went down to build a new town hall on Haligus Road without a referendum was the primary campaign promise that propelled challenger Linda Moore to a 30-vote Republican primary victory over Grafton Township Supervisor … Continue reading

Appellate Court Upholds Judge Michael Caldwell’s Decision Stopping the Non-Voter Approved Grafton Township Hall

An all-female panel of Illinois’ Second Appellate Court ruled today that McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Caldwell was right when stopped the building of a new Grafton Township Hall which was approved without public notice or vote by Supervisor … Continue reading

Referendum on New Grafton Township Hall Set for November, 2010

A fight has been between Republicans who want to borrow about $5 million to build and finance a new Grafton Township Hall on Haligus Road in Lake in the Hills and those who don’t. On the one side was insurgent … Continue reading

Grafton Township Electors Vote “No” Before They Vote “Yes” on New Township Hall

No one ever said that Democracy was supposed to be neat and tidy and Tuesday night’s annual Grafton Town meeting certainly was messy. The Huntley Police were in an adjacent parking lot just in case there was more trouble than … Continue reading

Ziller Ramps Up Write-In Campaign

Dan Ziller, Jr., a write-in campaign for Grafton Township Trustee against four candidates nominated in the first Republican Party primary election, ramped up his campaign Sunday. First there were yard signs. Then there was a telephone survey asking whether residents … Continue reading

Six Write-Ins Running for Office – Part 2

There are six people who figured out sixty days before the election that they could run a write-in campaign and registered such an intention with the county clerk. That’s what a new state law requires. Two of the six write-in … Continue reading

Dan Ziller, Jr., Runs Write-In Campaign for Grafton Township Trustee

The candidates nominated in the Grafton Township Republican primary election don’t have any opposition on the ballot, but Dan Ziller, Jr., is running one of the more high profile write-in candidacies in recent memory. Early last week, there was an … Continue reading