Grafton Township Trustees Appeal Their Circuit Court Losses

That’s what this press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore says: Township Trustees to File 3rd Appeal Township Trustees Gerry McMahon, Rob LaPorta, Betty Zirk, and Barbara Murphy voted at last week’s regular board meeting to take a third … Continue reading

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Court Again for Grafton Township Officials

Grafton Township Trustees are off to Judge Michael Caldwell’s courtroom this morning. This time the Trustees are complaining about not being paid in a timely manner. They argue that they are employes and must be paid twice a month according … Continue reading

Grafton Township Trustee Rob LaPorta: “I Want You to Quit Screaming.”

I didn’t attend last Thursday night’s Grafton Township Board meeting. Frankly, it’s not calm enough for me. The following two-minute portion was forwarded to me. From it, you can see what goes on at some point in virtually every meeting. … Continue reading

Auditors Present Draft Fiscal Year 2010 Grafton Township Budget: “Found Nothing Untoward in the Audit”

Because of the legal wrangling, the audit that should have been ready last summer has just been completed in draft form. Still holding up finalization is the lack of a reply to a routine letter sent all law firms who … Continue reading

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore Hits Bump in the Road as Judge Caldwell Order to Install Her Choice as Attorney is Overruled

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s string of court victories met a bump in the judicial road Thursday. A unanimous 2nd Appellate Court panel decision overruled McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Caldwell’s order that Moore attorney John Nelson should be … Continue reading

Grafton Township Trustees Appeal Caldwell Order to Hire Supervisor’s Attorney as Township Attorney

It’s not a surprise that the four Grafton Township Trustees have appealed Judge Michael Caldwell’s order that they approve John Nelson as Grafton Township Attorney.   Rockford Attorney Nelson serves as Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s attorney in her separation of … Continue reading

Grafton Township Suit’s May 4th Transcript

McHenry County Blog has obtained a copy of the transcript of the May 4th court hearing in the separation of powers suit brought by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore last spring after the Township Trustees tried to strip her of … Continue reading

Judge Caldwell Orders Grafton Township Trustees Zirk, Murphy, LaPorta & McMahon to Approve Moore’s Lawyer as Township Attorney, Appeal Announced, Implementation Delayed

“Do we have to lose every time?” asked Donna McMahon of the Grafton Township Trustees’ counsel Thomas DiCianni, as those in the courtroom awaiting the arrival of Supervisor Linda Moore’s Rockford attorney John Nelson. “You’ve won more than you’ve lost,” … Continue reading

To the Back of the Room for Photo Taking and Recordings at Grafton Township Meetings

Just as whites were more privileged than blacks on Montgomery Alabama, buses, those trying to video or audio tape and photograph Grafton Township meetings seem to be now less equal than print reporters with pencil and pad. The Public Access … Continue reading