Judge Michael Caldwell Orders Current and Former Algonquin Township Road Commissions & Wife, Township Clerk and Supervisor Not to Destroy Records

This afternoon in Judge Michael Caldwell’s courtroom, five attorneys were on the clock in Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s suit against predecessor Bob Miller, his wife Anna May and newly-elected Township Clerk Karen Lukasik. David McArdle, representing Clerk Lukasik, asked … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Reacts to Bleacher Victory

A press release from the City of Crystal Lake in the wake of the Illinois Supreme Court’s upholding of the Home Rule city’s authority to exercise zoning and water run-off ordinances over High School District 155: Property rights victory at … Continue reading

D155 Loses Bleacher Case in Illinois Supreme Court

The Crystal Lake High School District lost its South High School bleacher case in the Illinois Supreme Court today. The state’s highest court upheld the decision of McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Chmiel. Here is the conclusion of the … Continue reading

Courts Get More Efficient

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court:: CourtCall® to be Utilized by all Civil Division Courtrooms in the 22nd Judicial Circuit On September 1, 2015, the Circuit Court Of the 22nd Judicial Circuit will expand the use of … Continue reading

Fight Over South High School Bleachers Delayed, District 155: “It’s Not a Trivial Issue,” City of Crystal Lake: “Two Legal Positions Are Exactly Opposite”

The City of Crystal Lake has apparently decided to defend its zoning powers vigorously after being brought into the South High School Bleacher case by District 155. As a result of an agreed order entered by Judge Thomas Meyer, the … Continue reading

Congressional Candidates Court McHenry County Pro-Lifers

The annual Pro-Life Pig Roast was held at Irene Napier’s Valley View Road farm northeast of Crystal Lake Sunday and there were candidates galore. With Governor Pat Quinn’s having just signed the Democrats’ reapportionment bill for for congressional districts, the … Continue reading