Fight over Township Road Commissioner’s Authority

The Village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Township Trustees think the Township Road Commissioner should turn over a large portion–16 to 20 miles–of his roads to the village at a savings of $800,000 per year. According to a story in … Continue reading

Coral Township Trustee Criticizes Loosening of Horse Racing Zoning

Coral Township Trustee Laurie Cisneros addressed the McHenry County Board last week on the loosening of zoning restrictions on horse racing in the proposed Unified Development Ordinance. She said she did not live that near the race track that has … Continue reading

Slate Makes Itself Know in Algonquin Township

The long-rumored slate of Dan Shea Lowell Cutsforth Neils Kruse Bill Bligh popped up on some lawns recently. Shea and Cutsforth are currently on the Algonquin Township Board. Both voted to raise township salaries and, with the help of a … Continue reading

Township GOP Primary Election Paperwork Not at County Clerk’s Office Yet

The Republican Parties in all of the five largest townships in McHenry County seem to have decided or soon will decide to hold primary elections in February, rather than hold caucuses. Those five are Algonquin Dorr Grafton McHenry Nunda Paperwork … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Appoints Russell Cardelli as Township Trustee

Word from the Algonquin Township meeting is that Russell Cardelli of Algonquin was named to replace Joe Powalowski, who resigned. I interviewed Cardelli about the interviewing process. “I was a little surprised. “It seemed one of the other guys had … Continue reading

Two More Apply for Trustee Vacancy on Algonquin Township Board

More contestants have popped up for the Algonquin Township Trustee position left open when Joe Powalowski resigned. The two are Bob Simpson from Crystal Lake Russell Cardelli from Algonquin The deadline for filing applications was April 30th. The appointment will … Continue reading

Applicants Surface for Algonquin Township Trustee Vacancy

People who want to replace Algonquin Township Trustee Joe Powalowski, who resigned unexpectedly, have until April 30th to submit their resumes to Township Supervisor Dianne Klemm. So far applications have been received from Catherine Nash, Algonquin Robert Abraham, Lake In The … Continue reading

A Campaign Issue for Those Seeking Township Office

Of course, township elections are not until 2013, but I know people are already discussing running for the offices. Some have commented that some officials’ salaries are too high. Odds are good that most will be raised for the next … Continue reading

Linda Moore Ordered to Pay $46,000 More to Trustee’s Law Firm

Ancel Glink will soon get a big pay day. Grafton Township Trustees went to court Monday seeking payment of $100 per diems for past meetings and tens of thousands of dollars of legal fees to their law firm. “She has … Continue reading

Grafton Township Suit’s May 4th Transcript

McHenry County Blog has obtained a copy of the transcript of the May 4th court hearing in the separation of powers suit brought by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore last spring after the Township Trustees tried to strip her of … Continue reading

Judge Caldwell Orders Grafton Township Trustees Zirk, Murphy, LaPorta & McMahon to Approve Moore’s Lawyer as Township Attorney, Appeal Announced, Implementation Delayed

“Do we have to lose every time?” asked Donna McMahon of the Grafton Township Trustees’ counsel Thomas DiCianni, as those in the courtroom awaiting the arrival of Supervisor Linda Moore’s Rockford attorney John Nelson. “You’ve won more than you’ve lost,” … Continue reading

Charges and Counter Charges to Highlight Grafton Township’s Annual Town Meeting Tonight

All townships will hold annual meetings tonight were everyday voters have have much say as elected township officials. The only one sure to have fireworks is at the Huntley High School, where not one, but two meetings will be held. … Continue reading

Linda Moore Asks Judge Caldwell to Approve John Nelson as Grafton Township Attorney

At the last meeting of the Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore asked her adversaries on the Township Board to approve the man whose arguments unseated their choice for Township Attorney, Keri Lyn Krafthefer, in Judge Michael Caldwell’s court. To no … Continue reading

Transcript of Grafton Township Separation of Powers Case from March 11, 2011

If you are not interested in what is happening in Grafton Township, ignore this post. It contains the court transcript for the separation of powers case between Supervisor Linda Moore and the Township Trustees. Of possible interest is the determination … Continue reading

For Grafton Township Junkies Only

If you are really, really interested in what happened in Judge Michael Caldwell’s courtroom on February 24, 2010, here’s where you can read the transcript that hasn’t already been posted on McHenry County Blog this week. There were a couple … Continue reading

Judge Caldwell’s Feb 24th Grafton Township Suit Concluding Comments – Part 5 – Contracts, Who Does What

The final part of Judge Michael Caldwell’s comments at the February 24, 2011, hearing had to do with contracts.  The judge is still disturbed at the Trustees “trying to marginalize” Supervisor Linda Moore. He warns the Trustees (and maybe their … Continue reading