A More Systematic Look at Write-In Campaigns

There were thirty people who waged write-in campaigns for Republican Precinct Committeeman. This is an attempt to put all of the results in one place. Here are the results of Mickey Barnas’ campaign. Joe Stecker’s success in Algonquin 19 has … Continue reading

Rob LaPorta Applies for Agricultural Conservation Easement and Farmland Protection Commission

Robert LaPorta has applied to the McHenry County Board to be appointed to the Agricultural Conservation Easement and Farmland Protection Commission (ACE). LaPorta is a former Grafton Township Board member who decided not to run for re-election. … Continue reading

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore Follows Algonquin Township Supervisor Dianne Klemm’s Example in Attempt to Lower 2013 Tax Bill

A press release from Linda Moore: Grafton Township Clerk Harriet Ford Fails to Include Supervisor’s Agenda Item to Propose Tax Cutting Resolution At the December meeting of the Grafton Township Board, Supervisor Linda Moore proposed keeping taxes constant, but Trustees … Continue reading

Volunteer Mediator Withdraws Offer of Free Services for Trustees’ Disputes with Supervisor, Mediation to Continue for Supervisor Moore and Assessor Ottley

A letter sent by Attorney Robert Hanlon to the Grafton Township Trustees: August 2, 2012 Grafton Township Offices Messrs. LaPorta, McMahon, Moore, Murphy, Zirk, Unit B 10109 Vine Street Huntley, IL 60142 Via Personal Delivery at Grafton Township Offices Re: … Continue reading

Grafton Township Trustees’ Reaction to Mediation Attempt

Here’s what the Grafton Township Trustee’s law firm Ancel Glink had to say about the Thursday night meeting about mediating legal disputes: Statement From Trustees through their Attorney. <Requested to be Read Into the Minutes and to the Public by … Continue reading

No Agreement Yet on Free Mediation Offer for Grafton Township by Attorney Robert Hanlon

Woodstock attorney Robert T. Hanlon was in courthouse this past Wednesday to offer his services pro bono to mediate differences between the Township Trustees and the Supervisor. There were court appearances in the Separation of Powers case that Supervisor Moore … Continue reading

Linda Moore Explains Questioned Credit Card Spending

Grafton Township Supervisor responds to Township Trustee Rob LaPorta’s posting of credit card purchases in a comment under this article: Moore Says Trustees are Lawsuit “Addicts” Having Spent $347,000 vs. Her $53,000, Motive Is Her Defeat of New Township Hall … Continue reading

Moore Says Trustees are Lawsuit “Addicts” Having Spent $347,000 vs. Her $53,000, Motive Is Her Defeat of New Township Hall

A press release from Grafton Supervisor Linda Moore: GRAFTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES ADDICTED TO LEGAL FEES Supervisor Linda Moore said today that the Grafton Township Trustees, Rob LaPorta Betty Zirk Barbara Murphy Gerald McMahon appear to be addicted to spending taxpayer … Continue reading

Assessor Bill Ottley Lays Out His Side of His Grafton Township Suit Against Supervisor Linda Moore

Township Trustee Robert LaPorta shares this letter from Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley in a comment under my article about the two court cases that received perfunctory treatment at the Courthouse Monday: Ottley has posted a letter to the township … Continue reading