Algonquin Township Attorney Jim Kelly Hauls in $180,747.85 in Legal Fees

Reprinted with Permission: Algonquin Township – Attorney James Kelly – $180,747.85 in legal bills and counting BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 18, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –While much attention has been devoted by the local media to the legal bills … Continue reading

NWH Reports Algonquin Township Supervisor Sued in Role of Road District Treasurer by Road District

Showing up on January 11th was this article in the Northwest Herald concerning the banking practices of Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow: Algonquin Township road district sues supervisor in alleged fraud case … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Approves Road District Tax Levy

In a Saturday morning Special Meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, the tax levy presented by Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser prior to the October meeting was finally passed. The vote was 3-0. At the regular December meeting, approval was beaten … Continue reading

Highway Department Bills Algonquin Township Board Refused to Pay

Wondering what Highway Department bills the Algonquin Township Board refused to pay, I asked Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow, who is the Treasurer for the Road District for details. Here they are: Bills not approved for the Road District at the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Levy Drama

At the Algonquin Township Board Meeting last week the board refused to adopt the levy for the Algonquin Township Road District submitted by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser.  Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly has disclosed Gasser and the Road District acted … Continue reading

Open Meeting Act Violation by Algonquin Township Board

Here is what Illinois Leaks found by reading the Algonquin Township agenda for its last meeting and then listening to what the Board members did.  It is reprinted by permission. Algonquin Township unanimously violates law BY JMKRAFT ON NOVEMBER 16, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) … Continue reading

Gasser Strikes Out with Algonquin Township Board at Special Friday Afternoon Meeting, Lawrence Turns Salt Purchase without Bidding “over to Law Enforcement”

It was a bad day for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser at Friday afternoon’s Special Meeting called at his behest. He didn’t get approval to transfer $40,000 into his legal expense line item to pay what he and the … Continue reading

$40,000 Going to Edgar County Watchdogs (Illinois Leaks) as a Result of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s FOIA Request Inaction

The Edgar County Watchdogs are becoming famous for telling those who do not reply to their Freedom of Information requests that they do no appeal to the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Bureau, but, instead, go to court. That’s what … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Not Surprised that Algonquin Township Told to Turn over Clerk Karen Lukasik’s Records of Entering the Township Hall

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – As predicted, Kelly advice unfounded according to Attorney General PAC Office BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)-The Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has ruled in … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Document Shredding Questioned

An article from Illinois Leaks, republished with permission: Algonquin Township – 6 Tons of paper shredded-is someone lying? BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –With ongoing criminal investigations, lawsuits that involve unfulfilled requests for records, and reports of … Continue reading

NWH Chided for Incorrect Reporting on Algonquin Township’s Intergovernmental Agreement

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – How can the local paper get it so wrong? “CLARIFICATION” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –In what appears to be another misinformation hit piece by the … Continue reading

Banned from the Algonquin Township Hall by Supervisor Chuck Lutzow, Highway Department Deputy Ryan Provenzano Now in Road District Office

For reasons never made quite clear to me, Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow banned his assistant Ryan Provenzano from the Township Hall when he fired him. Provenzano saw his part-time gig with Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser turned into … Continue reading

The Question of Who Can Enter the Algonquin Highway Department Office

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township – “How about you just physically spit in my face Chuck.” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 13, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Let the unprofessional behavior and infighting begin! In yet another stellar … Continue reading

Attorney Jim Kelly’s Advice to Algonquin Township Board Questioned

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Did attorney provide misinformation on bogus Resolution? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 9, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Once again the Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow and his clown act have … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Appears to Threaten Withdrawal of Senior Bus, Recycling , etc. Services Until Deputy Allowed in Building

When Ryan Provenzano was fired by Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow (with photographer from the Northwest Herald told when to come take a photo), he was also banned from the Algonquin Township Hall. Provenzano was subsequently made Deputy Highway Commissioner … Continue reading

Continuing Conflict Between Andrew Gasser Attorney Robert Hanlon and Algonquin Township Attorney Jim Kelly

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly files motion in case not involving the Township? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 2, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)James Kelly, attorney for the Algonquin Township, has filed this motion to Modify a Court … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Replies to Edgar County Watchdog Freedom of Information Suit

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks, a publication of the Edgar County Watchdogs: Algonquin Township – From “one afternoon a week” to false claims of stolen property. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JULY 28, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –If you want to … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs ID Another Problem in Algonquin Township

Reprinted with permission. Lawlessness in Algonquin Township continues BY KIRK ALLEN ON JULY 13, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The more we watch the current Algonquin Township, the more we are convinced those in charge have no business in public office … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Chastises Algonquin Township Board for Not Putting Road District Question on the Ballot

On Saturday, the Northwest Herald Editorial Board (Jim Ringness, Jon Styf, Eric Olson, Kyle Nabors and Hannah Prokop) gave a “Thumbs-down” to those on the Algonquin Township Board who refused to put a referendum on the ballot concerning putting the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Refuses to Put Road District Abolition Referendum on the Ballot, Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Endorses Referendum

Algonquin Township Board members refused to even second a motion by Trustee Rachael Lawrence to place a referendum on the fall ballot that would abolish the Township Road District in 2021 After abolition of the department, now virtually independent of … Continue reading