Northwest Herald Chastises Algonquin Township Board for Not Putting Road District Question on the Ballot

On Saturday, the Northwest Herald Editorial Board (Jim Ringness, Jon Styf, Eric Olson, Kyle Nabors and Hannah Prokop) gave a “Thumbs-down” to those on the Algonquin Township Board who refused to put a referendum on the ballot concerning putting the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Refuses to Put Road District Abolition Referendum on the Ballot, Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Endorses Referendum

Algonquin Township Board members refused to even second a motion by Trustee Rachael Lawrence to place a referendum on the fall ballot that would abolish the Township Road District in 2021 After abolition of the department, now virtually independent of … Continue reading

Skillicorn Joins Franks in Calling for Referendum to Put Algonquin Township Road District Under Township Board in 2021

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Franks, Skillicorn Asking Algonquin Township for Referendum to Abolish Highway Department WOODSTOCK, Ill. – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn is joining McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ call for the Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

The Nepotism Resolution the Algonquin Township Board Refused to Debate

Earlier this month Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser put an anti-nepotism resolution on the township agenda.  The five decades of single family rule of the highway department was the hot button issue of the 2017 campaign. In the 52 … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Investigates… Sort Of.

Reprinted with permission from the Edgar County Watchdogs. Algonquin Township – “We did Investigate” says Board Member Melissa Victor BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 18, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)- The local media covered, once again, that the attorney for the Algonquin Township … Continue reading

Attacks on Andrew Gasser’s Attorney Robert Hanlon Continue at Algonquin Township Meeting

$18,492.88 Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik didn’t record the June meeting of the Algonquin Township Board, but at least two others did. One streamed in live on FaceBook. Those attending or watching first heard Debra McCracken say in public comment … 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

Algonquin Township Board Cuts Gasser Legal Expenses from $250,000 to $150,000

When the budget for the Algonquin Township Road District was considered by the Township Board on Monday night, the Board voted 4-1 to reduce the line item for legal fees from $250,000 to $150,000. Trustee David Chapman made the reduction … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Officials Fear for Their Jobs

The Northwest Herald has an article today about attempts by Algonquin Township Trustees driving to Springfield in an aapparent attempt to keep their jobs. Here’s the first sentence of the article by reporter Ed Komenda: Algonquin Township officials traveled to … 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

Algonquin Township – Case law says Clerk cannot contract a person to perform her duty!

Reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township – Case law says Clerk cannot contract a person to perform her duty! BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 15, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Once again, information being discussed during the recent Algonquin Township meeting raises … Continue reading

Melissa Victor Responds to Rebecca Lee Phone Records At Algonquin Township

Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Victor responded to Andrew Gasser’s blog post. You may read it below.: As I understand there are many rumors going around facebook regarding misuse of funds with the Millers and the township. I found that many … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Answers to Bob Miller’s Questions – Part 4

Here is Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon’s answer to Bob Miller’s attorney Tom Gooch’s question as to why certain Algonquin Township Officials should be deposed in the case: Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik is similarly listed. “Karen Lukasik will likely … Continue reading

Algonquin Township – Appropriations v. Bills, Legal Fees

The Algonquin Township meeting on Wednesday was pretty peaceful. No Operating Engineers Local 150 balloon rats. No room crowded with angry citizens. The biggest issue was whether a bill could be paid for $23,512 to attorney Robert Hanlon for Township … Continue reading

No Rat Algonquin Township Meeting

The meeting after new Algonquin Township officers were sworn in there were two balloon rats next to the Route 14 entrance. The crowd was raucous. Sheriff’s deputies were in attendance. Last month, fewer Operating Engineers Local 150 showed up and … Continue reading

Local 150 Union Supporters Pack Algonquin Township Meeting

Members and supporters of Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers filled the Algonquin Township Board meeting room Wednesday night. Those attending and driving past the township building on Route 14 could not help but notice that they … Continue reading

Dem Hooks Up with Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Candidates for Fusion Ticker

The only candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee who is a Democrat, Dominique Miller, has supporters distributing a postcard with her photo and those of three of the Republicans who won in the February primary election. Left out is Republican Precinct … Continue reading

Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Nominee Melissa Victor Goes Rogue, Endorses Democrat

Winners for Algonquin Township Trustee spots in the Republican Primary Election were Dan Shea – 2,757 Melissa Victor – 2,640 David Chapman – 2,599 Rachael Lawrence – 2,556 The top three vote-getters were endorsed by Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Lutzow for Supervisor, Gasser for Road Commissioner and Lukasik for Clerk in Algonquin Township

The McHenry County Clerk posts the following results for 5,013 (number of votes for Supervisor) Algonquin Township ballots under the heading “Unofficial Results – All Precincts Reporting”: Supervisor CHARLES A LUTZOW, JR (REP) 2,630 52.46% ELLEN BRADY MUELLER (REP) 2,366 … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Candidates

Here are the people who have filed to run in the Republican Primary Election for Algonquin Township office: Supervisor Charles A. Lutzow, Jr. Ellen M. Brady (Mueller) Highway Commissioner Robert J. Miller Andrew Gasser Clerk Karen Lukasik Melissa A. Sanchez-Fisher … Continue reading