Another “Linda Moore Must Go” Day in Woodstock

I’m losing count. Was today the fourth day of testimony in the Grafton Township separation of powers suit? Maybe it was that I arrived by the expected start time, but an argument over a Temporary Restraining Order wanted by the … Continue reading

Grafton Township Board Appoints Lakewood’s Harriet Ford Clerk

The Huntley-centric Grafton Township Board reached out to the northeast corner of the township to select a Lakewood woman as township clerk. On a 5-0 vote, the board voted for Harriet Ford. Ford edged out Kristy Borchart and Joan Citro, … Continue reading

Applications for $10,000 Part-Time Grafton Township Post with Full Family Health Benefits Being Taken

In contrast to the “let’s give Pam Fender a $35,000 job without asking if anyone else might want it or be more qualified” approach last Thursday night (lots of comments; no deadline as in the Northwest Herald) by the Grafton … Continue reading

State’s Attorney’s Office Says Trustees’ Boycott of Township Meeting Did Not Violate Open Meetings Act; Linda Moore Suggests Deeper Probe

As reported by McHenry County Blog November 12th, the four Grafton Township Trustees who wanted to build a new township hall, but didn’t want to ask the public for permission in a referendum, boycotted a township meeting. Township Supervisor Linda … Continue reading

Paying Grafton Township’s Lawyers…Or Not

It appears that the four-member Grafton Township Board majority got its act together Wednesday night with the help of newly hired attorney Ancel Glick partner Keri-Lyn Krafthefer. Left on the losing end of all contested votes was Grafton Township Supervisor … Continue reading

Grafton Township Trustees Boycott Meeting

Four township officials, including all the full-timers, attended the Grafton Township meeting at Faith Community Church on Algonquin Road, but the four part-timers boycotted it. Of the members of the township board, only Supervisor Linda Moore attended. Barbara Murphy, Robert … Continue reading

"Town Hall" Litigation over in Grafton Township, 2010 Fall Elections Will Settle the Issue

The following has been received from the office of Jim Bishop, attorney for Dan Ziller, Jr., et al, in their successful case against the Grafton Township Board’s attempt to build a new township hall without voter approval: The Illinois Appellate … 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

New $3.5 Million Grafton Township Hall Up to Judge Michael Caldwell

I ventured into the courtroom of McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell yesterday to hear arguments over whether the Grafton Township Board should be allowed to build a new $3.5 million (plus over $1.5 million in interest) township hall and garage … 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