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

Will Algonquin Township Trustee David Chapman Change His Mind on Holding Referendum to Put Road District Under Township Board?

When Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence proposed that the Township Board put a referendum on the ballot this fall to put the Road District under the jurisdiction of the Township Board starting in 2021, she could not get a second … 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

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

Skillicorn Joins Franks in Calling for Referendum to Put Algonquin Township Road District Under Township Board in 2021

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Franks, Skillicorn Asking Algonquin Township for Referendum to Abolish Highway Department WOODSTOCK, Ill. – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn is joining McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ call for the Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

The Nepotism Resolution the Algonquin Township Board Refused to Debate

Earlier this month Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser put an anti-nepotism resolution on the township agenda.  The five decades of single family rule of the highway department was the hot button issue of the 2017 campaign. In the 52 … Continue reading

Attacks on Andrew Gasser’s Attorney Robert Hanlon Continue at Algonquin Township Meeting

$18,492.88 Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik didn’t record the June meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, but at least two others did. One streamed in live on FaceBook. Those attending or watching first heard Debra McCracken say in public comment … Continue reading

$1,000 Algonquin Township Contribution to McHenry County Historical Society Challenged

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township failed miserably with donations to Historical Society BY JMKRAFT ON JUNE 6, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) ALGONQUIN, IL. (ECWd) – When a Township donates taxpayer funds to a museum, for instance, the McHenry County Historical Society … Continue reading

Gasser Not Kicked Out of Algonquin Township Hall

Trumpeted by the Northwest Herald, the ousting of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser and his staff from the Township Hall did not live up to its billing. When the end of the Monday night agenda was reached, Trustee David … 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 Officials Fear for Their Jobs

The Northwest Herald has an article today about attempts by Algonquin Township Trustees driving to Springfield in an aapparent attempt to keep their jobs. Here’s the first sentence of the article by reporter Ed Komenda: Algonquin Township officials traveled to … Continue reading

Algonquin Township May Have Violated the Open Meetings Act

Illinois Leaks’John Kraft filed a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office contending that the agenda of the last regular meeting of Algonquin Township was inadequate. Kraft contended that “Reconfiguration of Office Space” did not adequately inform the public that … Continue reading

Melissa Victor Makes Issue Out of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Legal and Computer Forensic Audit Bills

Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Victor took exception to paying two of Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s bills. She argued that attorney Robert Hanlon’s bill should not be approved, nor should the one to pay for a forensic audit of … 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

No Rat Algonquin Township Meeting

The meeting after new Algonquin Township officers were sworn in there were two balloon rats next to the Route 14 entrance. The crowd was raucous. Sheriff’s deputies were in attendance. Last month, fewer Operating Engineers Local 150 showed up and … Continue reading

Local 150 Union Supporters Pack Algonquin Township Meeting

Members and supporters of Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers filled the Algonquin Township Board meeting room Wednesday night. Those attending and driving past the township building on Route 14 could not help but notice that they … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republican Candidate for Trustee David Chapman’s Yard Sign Promoting “Progressive Government”

Someone mention in a comment that one of the Republican candidates for Algonquin Township Trustee, David Chapman, had a sign with the word “progressive” on it. I asked if someone would send me a photo of it and a Friend … Continue reading

Dem Hooks Up with Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Candidates for Fusion Ticker

The only candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee who is a Democrat, Dominique Miller, has supporters distributing a postcard with her photo and those of three of the Republicans who won in the February primary election. Left out is Republican Precinct … Continue reading