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

Bob Miller Elected to Head State’s Township Officials, Follows in Father’s Footsteps

A press release from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller: Algonquin Highway Commissioner Heads Illinois Township Officials Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller will head theTownship Officials of Illinois for the next year. It’s the second time the organization which … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Featured on Open the Books

Algonquin Township is in the spotlight (scroll down in linked page) in a recent Open the Books report.  The not-for-profit is run by Adam Andrzejewski, a 2010 candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor and one who sought Bruce Rauner’s … Continue reading

To Let People Vote in Township Primaries or Not – Part 2

Yesterday, the scene was set for explaining why Algonquin Township has had primary elections instead of caucuses as the method of selecting candidates for township office since the mid-1970’s. It all started when incumbent Republican Township Assessor Forrest Hare was … Continue reading

To Let People Vote in Township Primaries or Not – Part 2

Yesterday, the scene was set for explaining why Algonquin Township has had primary elections instead of caucuses as the method of selecting candidates for township office since the mid-1970’s. It all started when incumbent Republican Township Assessor Forrest Hare was … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Pays $1.8 Million To Settle Condemnation Suit Against 15 Vulcan TIF Acres

Despite promising not use its condemnation powers to obtain land from the Vulcan Lake/Route 14 Tax Increment Financing district, the Crystal Lake City Council voted Tuesday night to pay Vulcan Materials $120,000 an acre to settle such a suit. $1.8 … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Pays $1.8 Million To Settle Condemnation Suit Against 15 Vulcan TIF Acres

Despite promising not use its condemnation powers to obtain land from the Vulcan Lake/Route 14 Tax Increment Financing district, the Crystal Lake City Council voted Tuesday night to pay Vulcan Materials $120,000 an acre to settle such a suit. $1.8 … Continue reading