James Kelly Withdraws as Algonquin Township Road District Attorney

Attorney James Kelly has withdraw as the legal representative for the Algonquin Township Road District. Considering all the ink about Robert Hanlon’s representation of Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser, some might ask, “Who knew?” Unbeknownst to me, the Township Supervisor appoints … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Cuts Gasser Legal Expenses from $250,000 to $150,000

When the budget for the Algonquin Township Road District was considered by the Township Board on Monday night, the Board voted 4-1 to reduce the line item for legal fees from $250,000 to $150,000. Trustee David Chapman made the reduction … Continue reading

Algonquin Township – Case law says Clerk cannot contract a person to perform her duty!

Reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township – Case law says Clerk cannot contract a person to perform her duty! BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 15, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Once again, information being discussed during the recent Algonquin Township meeting raises … Continue reading

Explanation of Chuck Lutzow’s Miscellaneous Income

Question has been raised about the large amount of “miscellaneous” income during the first month that Chuck Lutzow received during his first pay period as Township Supervisor last May. When I talked with Lutzow he explained that he was Township … Continue reading

Results of Algonquin Township Clerk’s Hidden Camera Subpoena

When I received information contained in the subpoena (see above) from Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik served on Township Supervisor employee Ryan Provenzano, I filed another Freedom of Information request for what was provided. Township Attorney Jim Kelly replied that … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Subpoenas Hidden Camera Information from Supervisor’s Office

At the last Algonquin Township Meeting, Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik said that she was investigating misconduct and eavesdropping.  You can read the article here. Through a Freedom of Information request to Lukasik, which had to be “enforced” by the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Claims Official Misconduct and Eavesdropping

In her report to the Algonquin Township Board at the end of Wednesday’s meeting, Clerk Karen Lukasik reported that she has two temperature controlled upstairs rooms in Building 6. “They have been secured,” she said, telling of changing the locks. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Legal Bills for Six Months

Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow emailed me the Township Board agenda and packet for tonight’s 7 PM meeting. Included were expenditures for the six months ending September 30th. Here’s what each official has spent: Supervisor – $21,454.00 Highway Commissioner – … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Meeting Tonight at 7

The monthly meeting of the Algonquin Township Board will be held tonight starting at 7. Last month the room was packed. Standing room only. I emailed Township Clerk Karen Lukasik asking if an agenda packet had been posted or, if … Continue reading

Newly-Elected Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow Selects Ryan Provenzano as Assiatant

Ryan Provenzano has been selected by Algonquin Township Supervisor-elect Chuck Lutzow to be his assistant. Dianne Klemm, retiring Supervisor, has allowed him to work for her before Lutzow takes office on May 15th in order to learn the ropes. Provenzano … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Street Sweeper Bids Range from $253,000 to $308,000

I went to my second bid letting yesterday. Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller had requested prices for a new street sweeper. Three bids were received: $253,700 for an Elgin street sweeper from R.N.O.W., Inc. $267,622 for one with the … Continue reading

Candidates Joe Walsh’s Walsh Freedom Successfully Endorsed

Former Congressman and WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh has a group called Walsh Freedom. It endorsed candidates in the Algonquin and Nunda Township Republican Primary Elections. In Walsh Freedom’s Sunday newsletter appeared the following: Congratulations to the following candidates … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Lutzow for Supervisor, Gasser for Road Commissioner and Lukasik for Clerk in Algonquin Township

The McHenry County Clerk posts the following results for 5,013 (number of votes for Supervisor) Algonquin Township ballots under the heading “Unofficial Results – All Precincts Reporting”: Supervisor CHARLES A LUTZOW, JR (REP) 2,630 52.46% ELLEN BRADY MUELLER (REP) 2,366 … Continue reading

Pro-Life PAC Endorsements in Algonquin Township

Not only did the Pro-Life Victory Committee endorse candidates in the Nunda Township Republican Primary Election, but it also did so in Algonquin Township. Endorsed are Chuck Lutzow – Supervisor Melissa Sanchez-Fischer – Clerk Andrew Gasser – Highway Commissioner David … Continue reading