David Moore Found Not Guilty of Misdemeanor Battery of ex-Grafton Township Trustee Gerry McMahon

As a result of an altercation after the October, 2010, Grafton Township Board meeting, David Moore, husband of then-Supervisor Linda Moore, was charged with committing misdemeanor against Township Trustee Gerald McMahon. Today, after a bench trial that lasted two days, … Continue reading

Pamela J. “Pam” Fender Stays on the GOP Ballot

In a completely scripted performance lasting just ten minutes,  petition challenger Wrayburn Krohn’s attorney, Judith Svensen, withdrew her client’s objection, the Grafton Township Electoral Board accepted the withdrawal and ruled unanimously that Pam J. “Pam” Fender would appear on the … Continue reading

Pam Fender Hooks Up with Betty Zirk, Three Newcomers

Pam Fender’s web site for her campaign for Grafton Township Supervisor shows she is running as part of a slate in the Republican primary election in late February. Besides Zirk, who is a known factor, the other three are identified … Continue reading

McHenry Township Republicans Raise Money

Saturday afternoon, McHenry Township Republicans gathered at the McHenry Moose for a pig roast and to hear candidates make their pitches. McHenry County Blog prevailed upon attendee Becky Kress to share her photos. McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler, who … Continue reading

Grafton Township Separation of Powers Trial Resumes

10 AM is the time court begins. It’s the trial between Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore and the Grafton Township Trustees consisting of Robert LaPorta, Betty Zirk, Barbara Murphy and Gerry McMahon. At the last hearing, Township Administrator Pam Fender, … Continue reading

Ancel Glink’s March Bill to Grafton Township – Part 9

We have been looking at the details in the Ancel Glink invoice to Grafton Township for the month of March, 2010. So far, we have finished what Ancel Glink calls the “Corporate” and “Linda Moore v. Grafton Township” portions of … Continue reading

Leitmotif of the Grafton Township Kangaroo Court – Part 2

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog started outlining what was mentioned about the court-determined illegal actions of the prior board–three of whose members were re-elected–in notes of the 7:30 PM to 12:15 AM Grafton Township board meeting last Thursday night. The topic … 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

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

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

Resigning Grafton Township Attorney Accuses Board of Being More Interested in "Being Right" than "Doing What’s Right"

When Linda Moore was elected Township Supervisor over incumbent John Rossi, she dismissed the previous attorney Jim Kelly. The board hired Joe Gottemoller to replace him. Now, just a couple of months into the job, Gottemoller has tendered his resignation. … Continue reading

Take This Job and Shove It

If you play this song while you are reading this article, it would be appropriate. Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job and Shove It” pretty much sums up the message Crystal Lake attorney Joe Gottemoller gave to the Grafton Township Board … Continue reading

“My Bad,” Grafton Township Trustees Tell the Judge

Sometimes my almost 12-year old uses the term “My bad.” That’s supposed to make it all better. Sometimes it does; sometimes it doesn’t. While Jim Kelly, the attorney for Grafton Township Trustees, used more lawyerly like language, that was his … Continue reading

Judge Michael Caldwell Slaps Down Grafton Township Hall Officials Again

We last left the Grafton Township melodrama the court hearing on Dan Ziller, Jr.’s request for an injunction to halt the building of a Grafton Township Hall. The weekend before Judge Michael Caldwell ruled against the township, my computer’s hard … 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