Comparing Grafton and Nunda Townships – Part 2

This is the second half of an article in which Grafton and Nunda Townships are compared as seen through the eyes of courtroom testimony before Judge Michael Caldwell in the Grafton Township separation of powers case. Speaking later of finances, … 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

Grafton Township Ancel Glink $40,000 in Legal Bills for April Higher than March’s $36,400

In March, Ancel Glink billed Grafton Township $36,432. Think that’s high? In April, the bill was for $39,994.88. There was $5,226.25 to advise on “Corporate” matters. Another $28,373.75 to prepare for the separate of powers suit filed by Supervisor Linda … Continue reading

Politicians Who Can’t Say, “No”… or “Yes”

I spent another tiring day in Judge Michael T. Caldwell’s McHenry County courtroom today watching (more listening to) more witnesses in the Grafton Township separation of powers trial. I didn’t have time to write anything about last Thursday’s morning session. … Continue reading

Of Townships, Computers and Drying Paint

I managed to stay awake during the Linda Moore part of the trial today. It didn’t start until shortly after 1 PM because Moore attorney John Nelson wanted a court reporter present. Once in a while some new information popped … Continue reading

Grafton Township Administrator Pam Fender Contract Proposes 10 Months Severance Pay

From the last Grafton Township Annual Meeting, it was obvious that Huntley Village Trustee Pam Fender was a political ally of the returning Township Trustees, Rob LaPorta, Betty Zirk and Barb Murphy. She was standing and voting with them during … Continue reading