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

Illinois Leaks Critiques Northwest Herald on Reporting, Procedure for Sending Letter to the Editor

The following article from Illinois Leaks is published here with the publication’s permission: Northwest Herald – Communication brings clarity BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 19, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Recent communications with Jon Styf have brought clarity on some issues … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Merits Attack by Northwest Herald Editor

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: NW Herald Editor Jon Styf pretends to report again… BY JMKRAFT ON JANUARY 14, 2019 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) ALGONQUIN TWP. (ECWd) – NWH’s Editor Jon Styf titled his latest piece: “What in the World is going on in … Continue reading

Was Miller Employee Paid on Day He Picked Up Campaign Signs?

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District -Cooked books over a vacation day? BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 11, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Payroll records for Doug Helman of the Algonquin Township Road District reflect something quite … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Critiques Northwest Herald Article on Attorney Robert Hanlon

Who is the better legal researcher, NWH reporter Ed Komenda or Illinois Leaks? Read the following article, reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks, and make your own decision: Northwest Herald – Facts elude them once again. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 7, 2019 … Continue reading

More on the Algonquin Township Road District Tax Levy

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township meeting – Email content tells an interesting story BY KIRK ALLEN ON DECEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)During today’s Algonquin Township Special Meeting, Trustee [Rachael] Lawrence makes reference to an email sent to … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Criticizes Its Misidentification in Taxpayer Suit against Algonquin Township

Republished with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Trustee Lawrence spreads lie about court filing by Kirk Allen ON DECEMBER 22, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Nothing like waking up on a Saturday before Christmas to the phone ringing instead … 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

Another View of the Edgar County Watchdogs Suit against Algonquin Township Freedom of Information That Is Costing $45,000 So Far

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog shared McHenry County Associate Judge Thomas Meyer’s court order mandating $45,000 be paid from Algonquin Township Road District tax dollars to the Edgar County Watchdogs. Today, the article about the case published in the Watchdogs’ publication … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Ordered to Pay Edgar County Watchdogs $45,000 for Clerk’s Non-Responses to Freedom of Information Requests

Last Thursday, County Clerk-elect Joe Tirio was not the only one to have a victory in McHenry County Court. Tirio won the right to find out what Jack Franks’ ally smeared him with hit pieces during the Republican Primary Election. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Seems to Want Another Lawsuit

Kirk Allen of Illinois Leaks writes of last night’s Algonquin Township Board meeting.  His article is printed here with permisison: Algonquin Township Board asks to get sued again – BY JMKRAFT ON NOVEMBER 14, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) Algonquin Township (ECWd) – At this … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Looks at Andrew Gasser’s Case Against the Algonquin Township Board

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District seeks Preliminary Injuction, Mandamus, Declaratory Judgment and other Relief against Algonquin Township BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Summary of the Case: “Defendants illegally reduced the Algonquin … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Predicts More Cost from Failure of Algonquin Township Board to Settle FOIA Suit with Algonquin Township Road District by Township Board

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – The Circus Tent just collapsed BY KIRK ALLEN ON OCTOBER 20, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –About the time you think the last circus act has performed, surprise, the show must go … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Salt Bid Muffed

A press release from Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser: Each year the Algonquin Township Road District has been purchasing salt to ensure the roads of the District are safe. Each year the Road District uses at least 2,000 tons … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Approvals Missing from Most Bob Miller Questionable Expenditures

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Road District – Gooch & Miller taken to task in Plaintiffs Response to Motion to Dismiss. BY KIRK ALLEN ON OCTOBER 2, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Robert Hanlon, attorney for the Algonquin Township Road … 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

Is Someone Stalking Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik?

Reprinted with the permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township FOIA denial – Supervisor Lutzow cites potential attacks, contamination, while Kelly invokes stalking theory? LOL! BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Looking at a recent denial of … 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

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Claims Threats

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik email claim conflicts with FOIA response BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We recently exposed the Township Clerk Karen Lukasik and her childish games being … Continue reading