Resigning Grafton Township Attorney Accuses Board of Being More Interested in "Being Right" than "Doing What’s Right"

When Linda Moore was elected Township Supervisor over incumbent John Rossi, she dismissed the previous attorney Jim Kelly. The board hired Joe Gottemoller to replace him. Now, just a couple of months into the job, Gottemoller has tendered his resignation. … Continue reading

Take This Job and Shove It

If you play this song while you are reading this article, it would be appropriate. Johnny Paycheck’s “Take This Job and Shove It” pretty much sums up the message Crystal Lake attorney Joe Gottemoller gave to the Grafton Township Board … Continue reading

“My Bad,” Grafton Township Trustees Tell the Judge

Sometimes my almost 12-year old uses the term “My bad.” That’s supposed to make it all better. Sometimes it does; sometimes it doesn’t. While Jim Kelly, the attorney for Grafton Township Trustees, used more lawyerly like language, that was his … Continue reading

Judge Michael Caldwell Slaps Down Grafton Township Hall Officials Again

We last left the Grafton Township melodrama the court hearing on Dan Ziller, Jr.’s request for an injunction to halt the building of a Grafton Township Hall. The weekend before Judge Michael Caldwell ruled against the township, my computer’s hard … Continue reading

New $3.5 Million Grafton Township Hall Up to Judge Michael Caldwell

I ventured into the courtroom of McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell yesterday to hear arguments over whether the Grafton Township Board should be allowed to build a new $3.5 million (plus over $1.5 million in interest) township hall and garage … Continue reading