Andrew’s “First Impression” Counter Suit Against Local 150 of the Operating Engineers

Yesterday, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s legal action to stop the “purported (five-year) collective bargaining agreement” signed by former Road Commissioner Bob Miller was described. Today, let’s look at the arguments advanced to halt any arbitration filed by Local … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Responds to FOIA Lawsuit from Local 150 of the Operating Engineers

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog reported on the Freedom of Information denial suit against the Algonquin Township Road District. Today, we’ll look at the response penned by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon. It asks for a temporary restraining order … Continue reading

Local 150 Files FOIA Suit Against Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser

The first judicial shot in the conflict between Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers and newly-elected Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser was fired June 23rd. The court filing does not mention Gasser by name in its … Continue reading

Local 150 Union Supporters Pack Algonquin Township Meeting

Members and supporters of Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers filled the Algonquin Township Board meeting room Wednesday night. Those attending and driving past the township building on Route 14 could not help but notice that they … Continue reading

2012 Disneyland Tickets Put on Bob Miller’s Algonquin Township Road District Credit Card

Looking at former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s township American Express credit card statements is getting curiouser and curiouser (with apologies to Lewis Carroll). First it was an expensive purse found on a credit card statement attached to the … Continue reading

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

Andrew Gasser Asks Injunction Preventing Destruction of Algonquin Township Road District Records

In a suit filed yesterday, Andrew Gasser, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner, sued Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, plus former Road Commissioner Robert Miller and his wife Anna May, who served as Miller’s Administrative Assistant. The new Highway Commissioner is seeking a … Continue reading

Walkup Rolls Out New Palm Card; Franks Emails Photos of It

Republican McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup distributed his new literature at Bill Prim’s Union, Illinois, fundraiser Thursday night. It created something of a stir. The most recent Mike Walkup campaign literature says, So, you think Jack Franks  is … Continue reading

Harrison Settles with NWH Letter Writer He Sued

Sandi Tenglin, an 81-year old widow, wrote a letter to the editor of the Northwest Herald which raised the hackles of then Democratic Party State’s Attorney candidate Jim Harrison. Today the case was settled with the case being dismissed and … Continue reading

Sheriff Bill Prim Sworn In

Newly-elected McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim was sworn in by Chief Judge Michael Sullivan this morning. “All right. Terrific,” he said after the oath was administered. Then he shook his son Hanks’ hand. “Sorry to bring you all out for … Continue reading

Zinke Switches Lawyers in License Plate Look-Up Case

Yesterday, the photo of the Chicago Police Office who lost her job appeared on McHenry County Blog. She looked up the names license plate owners on the official Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) for a Boone County recreational development … Continue reading

Chicago Police Officer Who Ran Plates for FRG Castle Owner Neighbor Loses Her Job

Jennifer Martin, a friend of Fox River Grove Castle owner’s across the street neighbor, has lost her job as a Chicago Police Patrol Officer for using the state license plate data base for non-official purposes. The July 17th vote was … Continue reading

Suit Against Andy Zinke re Illegal Retrieval of License Plate Info Proceeding

Attorney Robert Hanlon has taken and filed a copy of the deposition of McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke in the license plate case.  It is attached to Hanlon’s latest motion in the suit. That suit, in civil court, charges that … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 3

As an intermission between Republican politicians, the Allegiance Color Guard from Dundee came marching by. Horses pulling a stage coach also added interest. A necessary component of any parade with horses is a place to put any horse apples. The … Continue reading

FRG Castle License Plate Runner Identified as Chicago Policewoman Jennifer Martin

The dispute between the owners of the Bettendorf Castle in Fox River Grove and neighbors Diana and James Durso has been playing out before the City of Chicago Police Board. The Chicago Police Superintendent seeks to dismiss Jennifer Martin from being a Police … Continue reading