Who Has the Power to Hire Township Employees?

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – What next from under the Circus tent? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 8, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Just about the time you think you have seen it all, up jumps another … Continue reading

Comparing the Number of Employees of McHenry County Townships

The Illinois State Comptroller has a data base contacting information about tax districts throughout Illinois. Looking at 2017 data from those for the seventeen townships in McHenry County, one finds the number of employees running from a low of 2 … 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

Al Zielinski Staying as Grafton Township Assessor

This is a press release from Grafton Township Assessor Al Zieliniski: Four more years of accurate and fair assessments for Grafton Township HUNTLEY, IL – Grafton Township property owners can look forward to four more years of accurate and fair … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski Taking Boone County Supervisor of Assessments Post

The following letter to Grafton Township residents was sent by Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski: Al Zielinski proposes leaving the Grafton Township Assessor’s Office in good, competent hands of Marty Kinczel, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser An open letter to Grafton Township … Continue reading

County Puts 5.18% Multiplier on Grafton Township Increasing Real Estate Assessments

The McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments has imposed slightly more than a five percent across the board increase on Grafton Township real estate assessments. This is the second year the County has thought real estate prices in Grafton Township have … Continue reading

Looking at Assessments in McHenry County

The Chicago Tribune article on assessments has a comment on what constitute acceptable real estate assessment quality. It states that a 15% margin of error is “the highest acceptable coefficient of dispersion (margin of error).” Accuracy in your township Experts … Continue reading

Grafton Township Write-in Results: Al Zielinski for Assessor, Matthew Cooper for Trustee

After being thrown off the Grafton Township Republican Primary ballot for not numbering the pages on his petitions, Assessor Al Zielinski decided to run a write-in campaign. He needed 50 votes (the number of petition signatures to get on the … Continue reading

Eric Ruth Follows in Father’s, Grandparents’ Footsteps to Be Elected Grafton Township Supervisor, Poznanski Re-Elected Road Commissioner, Watson Snags Clerk Post

Following in his father Chuck’s and his grandparents Millie and Howard Ruth’s footsteps Eric Ruth won the Republican nomination for McHenry County’s Grafton Township Supervisor in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Ruth decisively defeated Joseph Holtorf. Incumbent Road Commissioner Tom Poznanski won … Continue reading

845 Votes in Grafton Township

The early returns in Grafton Township show the following (votes for Supervisor in headline): Supervisor ERIC RUTH (REP) 603 71.36 JOSEPH H HOLTORF (REP) 239 28.28% Clerk DINA FRIGO (REP) 323 38.78% KATHLEEN M WATSON (REP) 510 61.22% Assessor (write-ins) … Continue reading

303 Votes in Grafton Township

With 303 votes cast for Supervisor, the early returns in Grafton Township show the following: Supervisor ERIC RUTH (REP) 209 68.98% JOSEPH H HOLTORF (REP) 93 30.69% Clerk DINA FRIGO (REP) 121 40.47% KATHLEEN M WATSON (REP) 178 59.53% Assessor … Continue reading

Linda Moore Passing Out Door Hangers in Write-In Campaign for Grafton Township Trustee

As I understand the law, write-in candidates in primary elections have to obtain at least as many votes as people had to obtain signatures to get on the ballot. That means that former Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore and Mathew … Continue reading

Feb. 28th GOP Township Primary Elections

Three of the largest townships in McHenry County are holding  primary elections on February 28th to select Republican candidates for the April general elections. In all three townships–Algonquin, Grafton and Nunda–the Republican Primary is likely to pick the same people … Continue reading

Al Zielinski, Linda Moore File as Grafton Township Write-Ins

The man who opponents thought was out of the running, put himself back in by filing as a write-in candidate for Grafton Township Assessor. Assuming he filed the correct paperwork, he will need about 50 votes to win re-election. Zielinski … Continue reading

Statement of Candidacy Discrepancies Bring Early Drama to GOP Township Primaries

Elections have several phases. First there is the intimidation phase. When opponents or potential opponents hear that one is running for office, they enlist people whom they think can influence you to call or meet with you to convince you … Continue reading

Grafton Township Republican Primary Offers Chance for Write-In, Zielinski Running Again

Candidates have filed for each of the positions in the Grafton Township Primary Election, yet one office could be filled by a write-in campaign. For Supervisor, there are two running: Joe Holtorf, Huntley Eric Ruth, Huntley Incumbent Road Commissioner Tom … Continue reading

Grafton Township Sets Salaries

At its September meeting, the Grafton Township Board set salaries for terms that begin after next April’s election. The Township Supervisor will be paid $43,500, plus participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension system. The Township Assessor will be … Continue reading