Tips from Illinois Leaks Scheduled at Mid-Month Northlake Conservative Grassroots Conference

Kirk Allen and John Kraft, the backbone of the Edgar County Watchdogs and its publication Illinois Leaks will be part of the 3rd Annual Illinois Conservative Grassroots Activist Conference in Northlake the 14th and 15th of September. The cost is … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen Comments on Local 150 Court Victory

A comment from Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen on the court decision in the Operating Engineers Local 150 case: The clock on appeal has yet to begin as there was no FINAL ORDER. In fact, there are no less than 3 … Continue reading

Debate Over Use of Public Signs Continues

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s posting of a the message, “The Northworst Herald Is Fake News,” continues to be debated in the comment sections of various articles on McHenry County Blog. You can find Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen’s original … Continue reading

Fellow Lawyers Think Jack Franks is “Civil”

Reprinted from McHenry Times with permission of the author: McHenry County board chairman Franks receives ‘Civility’ award despite his dust-ups with watchdog groups by W.J. Kennedy Despite a history of ugly clashes with government watchdog groups, Jack Franks, chairman of the … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Coming to Crystal Lake Tuesday Night

McHenry County Libertarians will be holding their monthly meeting at the Rib House on Route 176  at the Crystal Lake Rib House, 540 E Terra Both Kirotta  (Route 176) on Tuesday night. Dinner, conversation and drinks will begin at 6:30. … Continue reading

Judge Whether These Credit Card Purchases by Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Are Legitimate

An article by Kirk Allen of Illinois Leaks.  It is reprinted with the author’s permission: Algonquin Township – Public funds for private purpose?- You be the Judge! BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 14, 2017 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) Algonquin (ECWd) –Once again we must emphasize … Continue reading

Formal Criminal Complaint Filed with McHenry County Sheriff Concerning Bob Miller’s Road District Expenditures

Another article on Algonquin Township’s immediate past Road Commissioner Bob Miller from Illinois Leaks.  It republished with permission. (Does anyone but I find it interesting that the Edgar County Watchdogs can find this information and share it with the public, … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Ratchet Up Criticism of Jack Franks’ Statements of Economic Interest, File Criminal Complaint

The following article is re-printed with the permission of Illinois Leaks: McHenry County Board Chair Jack Franks – Ethics problem growing – BY KIRK ALLEN ON OCTOBER 12, 2017 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –It’s a crime to willfully file a false or … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Pens Third Article about McHenry County Shortcomings

From Illinois Leaks, a publication of Edgar County Watchdogs: McHenry County -When they get it wrong at the top it goes downhill from there BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – “We have always done it … Continue reading

Partial Transcript of Gathering After Special County Board Meetings Adjourned for Lack of a Quorum

Commenter Mark has taken the time to prepare a transcript of that part of the Wednesday, August 23, 2017, discussion in the McHenry County Board meeting between Edgar County Watchdog Kirk Allen and County Administrator Peter Austin. Mark’s analysis of … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Visits the McHenry County Board

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks, a publication of the Edgar County Watchdogs: McHenry County – Lord Franks – Republic or Kingdom? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 25, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We got tipped off during a meeting in … Continue reading

14 (13 GOP) County Board Members Boycotting Special Meetings on Patronage Hiring & Valley Hi Give Franks Victory

With only nine members answering the roll call Tuesday night (and a tenth arriving a little late), McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks was able to avoid a vote on two resolutions that would overturn his decisions. The first was … Continue reading