Algonquin Township’s Anti-Nepotism and Partonage Resolution

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with the Edgar County Watchdogs’ permission: Algonquin Township – The Circus Tent is getting bigger BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 8, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Once again the big top has open for the circus show.Tonight … Continue reading

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

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

Illinois Leaks Points to Examples of Fake News in Northwest Herald

Illinois Leaks, the publication from Edgar County Watchdogs covers more news about Algonquin Township than the Northwest Herald. This article, which started with a comment by Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser under the NWH’s article on last week’s Township … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Support of Bob Miller’s Tenure Evident in Road District Abolition Referendum Support

Republished with permission from Illinois Leaks: McHenry Co. Chairman Jack Franks letter to Algonquin Township is a lie BY JMKRAFT ON JULY 12, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry County, IL. (ECWd) –When we used the term “lie” in the title, we define it … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Tells Attorney Jim Kelly Not to Represent Road District on Case Brought by Edgar County Watchdogs

Posted by Illinois Leaks (Edgar County Watchdogs) and reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township- Attorney Kelly drops Road District representation…the rest of the story! BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 7, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The local media reported today [June 7] that the Township … Continue reading

Legal Fees of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Questioned

Posted first on Illinois Leaks.  Reprinted here with permission. Algonquin Township – The other side of the legal bills not being shared -$97,203.11 BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 12, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We exposed the Algonquin Township Clerk’s improper … Continue reading

McHenry Citizen Says Annual Town Meeting Had No Authority to Order Township Board to Conduct a Cost-Benefit Study on Elimination of an Independent Road District

The following was written by Jon Gealow of McHenry and published in the Northwest Herald on Saturday.  It is re-published here with his permission. Robert Beltran’s Protestations are Without Merit If Mr. Beltran chooses to in his own mind call Mr. … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Resigns as Freedom of Information Officer, Sheds Tape Recording Responsibility

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik sent an email to various last Wednesday  folks announcing she would no longer serve as the government’s Freedom of Information Officer. Here is the email, sent to all the Township Board but Rachael Lawrence: To: … Continue reading

Questions About Anna May Miller’s November, 2016, Time Cards

Published first on Illinois Leaks.  Republished here with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller approves bogus time card for wife BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 31, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –I think we are beginning to understand why the … Continue reading

Township Legal Fees for Andrew Gasser & Bob Miller

Published first by Illinois Leaks; republished here with permission. Algonquin Township – Good for the “Gooch”, not for the “Gasser” BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 4, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The local press appeared to take great pride in the … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Criticizes Former Algonquin Township Supervisor, Plus Current Supervisor and One Trustee

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission.  (The entire report of McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally can be found here.) McHenry County State’s Attorney’s report on Miller nails one issue for sure. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 2, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry … Continue reading

Pointing to Algonquin Township Road District Payroll Spiking to Increase Pension Bases Under Bob Miller

Published by Illinois Leaks and republished with permission. Algonquin Township Road District – Why taxpayers may have to pay for a very long time BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 28, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The Algonquin Township Road District … Continue reading

More Anaysis of Anna May Miller’s Vacation Pay

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Anna May Miller – Pay during vacation not adding up? BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 28, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The featured photo for this article is one of many … Continue reading

Anna May Miller’s Vacation Pay in the Spotlight

Edgar County Watchdog Kirk Allen focuses his sights on Bob Miller’s wife and administrative assistant Anna May Miller in this article, which is re-printed with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Anna May Miller’s vacation pay violated policy and law … Continue reading

With Nothing in the Budget, Was Miller Sick Payment Legit?

Written by Illinois Leaks, this is published with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Legal opinion points to sick pay not legitimate BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We recently wrote this article about Attorney Gooch confirming the … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks’ Take on Gasser Suit to Seek Repayment of Taxpayer Money Allegedly Used by Millers for Personal Purposes

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, and Constructive Fraud alleged in recent court filing BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 15, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – “This complaint contains twenty-seven counts. … Continue reading

More Trouble with Algonquin Township Answering Freedom of Information Requests

First posted on Illinois Leaks, this is re-printed with permission: Algonquin Township- The Clerk, the Attorney, and Bob Miller have some explaining to do. BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – For starters, I once again … Continue reading