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’s Feb 24th Grafton Township Suit Concluding Comments – Part 4 – Trustee-Initiated Transcript, Video, Copying To Be Paid, No Internet Access to Financial Records OKed

Continuing with Judge Michael Caldwell’s comments, today we look at three expenditures which the Township Trustees ordered and for which Supervisor Linda Moore was withholding payment when the judge ruled were legitimate. They are payments for transcripts videoing of meetings … Continue reading

Judge Caldwell’s Feb 24th Grafton Township Suit Concluding Comments – Part 3 – Pre-Annual Town Meeting Mailing to Sun City Not Approved

McHenry County Blog has been posting conclusions of Judge Michael Caldwell concerning whether and from where Grafton Township bills should be paid. We have looked at bills relating to the construction of a new township hall, the forensic examination of … Continue reading

Both Sides “Claim Victory,” Daily Herald Headline Says

“Both sides claim victory after Grafton ruling” That’s the headline in the Daily Herald’s belated article about Judge Michael Caldwell’s decision in the separation of powers case brought by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore after the four Township Trustees tried … Continue reading

Grafton Township Court Order Fires Pam Fender and Ancel Glick – Part 2

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog summarized Judge Michael Caldwell’s conclusions in the lawsuit filed by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore against her fellow Grafton Township Board members, Trustees Gerry McMahon, Rob LaPorta, Barbara Murphy and Betty Zirk. Today, we’ll look at … Continue reading

Judge Michael Caldwell Grants Linda Moore Day-to-Day Operating Authority of Grafton Township, Power to Hire and Fire Employees and Township Attorney – Part 1

In the Grafton Township separation of powers case filed by Township Supervisor Linda Moore against her Township Trustees, Moore largely won. Judge Caldwell wrote, “What was done here by this board to the supervisor was not a policy but rather … Continue reading

NW Herald Editorial Fails to Note Obstacles to Abolishing Township Government

It’s time to agree with Grafton Township Administrator Pam Fender. At least as far as this goes: “Today’s (9-21-10) Editorial is another example of the Northwest Herald not doing it’s homework.” McHenry County Blog wrote earlier of the requirements to … Continue reading

Politicians Who Can’t Say, “No”… or “Yes”

I spent another tiring day in Judge Michael T. Caldwell’s McHenry County courtroom today watching (more listening to) more witnesses in the Grafton Township separation of powers trial. I didn’t have time to write anything about last Thursday’s morning session. … Continue reading