Nunda Township GOP Primary Filings

Nunda Township Republicans will have opposition for every office but Township Clerk. There former Township Trustee and unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination for Recorder of Deeds Joni Smith has a lock. She is the only candidate. For Township Supervisor, … Continue reading

Nunda Targets Another Subdivision Sign

First it was the residents of Le Villa Vaupell Country Club who complained about Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance removing their subdivision’s signs. Off  to a landfill in a Nunda Township truck. Now the sign marking the entrance to … Continue reading

Roads Cared for By Township Highway Commissioners

In an attempt to get people thinking about the proposal to combine townships, look at the number of miles of road each Township Road Commissioner maintains: In addition, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller writes that he offers assistance to … Continue reading

Le Villa Vaupell Country Club Residents Ask for Jack Franks’ Help

The following letter was sent to State Rep. Jack Franks by the Villa Vaupell Country Club community asking for “help to stop the actions of the Nunda Township  Road Commissioner, Mike Lesperance on my community, Le Villa Vaupell Country Club, in unincorporated … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Spends $11,000 on Ditch Complaint

Shortly after taking office, Nunda Township Highway Commissioner Mike Lesperance started digging on easements on Garden Lane and Running Iron Drive. It was in violation of not one, but two parts of the McHenry County Stormwater Manatement Ordinance. Changing the … Continue reading

Nunda Township Loses Freedom of Information Appeal on Senior Bus Audit

At the request of Deputy County Administrator John Labjai (now retired), McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer performed an audit on Nunda Township’s senior bus program. It was financed with a grant administered by McHenry County.  Federal and state money was … Continue reading

Nunda Township Senior Services Audit Discussed in County Committee

For your information, here are McHenry County Finance Committee minutes concerning the Senior Services grant audit which Nunda Township and McHenry County have refused to release. Both used the excuse that the Freedom of Information Act allows “internal” audits to … Continue reading

County Board Votes to Continue Hiding Audit Results

I was off to a luncheon before the McHenry County Board voted on whether to make public an audit performed by the office of McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer, so I didn’t hear the discussion. I did get the 14-8 … Continue reading

The Humongous Building in Crystal Lake that County Officials Want to Buy for a Salt Dome

My wife refers to the Crystal Lake Park District as the “Crystal Lake Park and Real Estate Company” because it owns so much property in Crystal Lake. Now comes the Transportation Committee and Department saying it wants to buy property … Continue reading

The Loss of Voter Power to Township Boards

The following comment was posted about township government’s consolidation of power in township boards over the years: I do not support the creation of laws that divert attention from the real problem. Townships have become targets for elimination because Springfield … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Hiding Audit of Senior Bus Services

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer conducted an audit of the grant to the Nunda Township Road Commissioner for Senior Bus Service. Since County government was responsible for awarding the money, it seems appropriate that the Auditor should see if it … Continue reading

Most Township Boards Ask for Less or Same Amount of Taxes as Last Year

Townships are a much maligned form of local government. Today we show you how much McHenry County’s seventeen townships will extract from pocketbooks this year compared to last year. Extensions are the amount of taxes which are billed.  The tax … Continue reading

Citizen Gets Answer to Nunda Township Highway Commissioner’s Legal Exenses – $6-7,000

Arriving a bit late at the Nunda Township Annual Meeting, I was told I had not missed much. No controversy with adjournment less than a half an hour after the meeting began. The monthly meeting of the township board was … Continue reading

Sandbag Helpers Still Needed in Nunda Township

A second message has come from Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten: “Thanks for the response yesterday. “Between efforts Wednesday and yesterday over 16,000 sand bags have been created, but the need is still great as the Fox River in not … Continue reading

Nunda Recounts Show No Change

Three votes behind was where Rob Parrish found himself after all the absentee and early ballots were counted. And, after a Discovery Recount he requested and paid for, the results were the same. He was still behind “Iron Mike” Lesperance … Continue reading

Bridgett Provenzano Files for Recount

Now we have two Nunda Township Republican Primary candidates who just barely lost asking for Discovery Recounts. Road Commissioner Rob Parrish and Supervisor candidate Bridgett Provenzano. Mike Lesperance won the nod to represent the the GOP on the ballot for … Continue reading

Behind Mike Lesperance by Three Votes, Rob Parrish Asks for Discovery Recount

Mike Lesperance – 892 votes. Rob Parrish – 889 votes. Three votes difference. So, what’s the loser to do? Illinois law allows for a discovery recount when elections are this close. And Parrish has asked for one. The ballots for … Continue reading

Road Commissioner Races Show Narrowest and Widest of Margins

Both Grafton and Nunda Townships had vibrant contests for Road Commissioner. In Grafton Township Road District employee Tom Poznanski, who is the Township’s Republican Party Chairman, won a convincing battle with Robert Dvorak. In Nunda Township the race was close. … Continue reading