NWH Chided for Incorrect Reporting on Algonquin Township’s Intergovernmental Agreement

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – How can the local paper get it so wrong? “CLARIFICATION” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –In what appears to be another misinformation hit piece by the … Continue reading

Did Algonquin Township Board Reach Agreement with the Road District Last Night?

That’s the question one astute observer asked today after watching the YouTube on the meeting. The question seems to be whether the Algonquin Township Board followed Roberts Rules of Order. The original motion was to approve the intergovernmental agreement. But … Continue reading

NWH Coverage of Joe Tirio’s Court Date Seeking Subpoena Power to Go After Breaker Press for Identity of Illiinois Integrity (sic) Fund

The headline of this Saturday Northwest Herald article on Thursday afternoon’s suit by Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio against Breaker Press makes me what to read it, if only because it is almost opposite of my own: Judge partially denies … Continue reading

“Man Bites Dog” Story on Front Page of the Northwest Herald

It’s OK if a newspaper trashes a public official. That has happened to Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser more than a few time in the Northwest Herald. Yet, negative publicity was never levied at his predecessor Bob Miller  while … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Defends Andrew Gasser’s Use of Highway Department Sign to Label Northwest Herald “Fake News”

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township – Circus Show hits new high with NWH front page “fake news” sign coverage. BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 19, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Having been fortunate enough to travel all over … Continue reading

Bad Math at the Chicago Tribune and Northwest Herald

The Sunday before last, the Chicago Tribune’s main editorial had an error regarding the McHenry County tax levy cut this year. Here is the paragraph in the editorial about McHenry County: Did the Tribune depend upon a press release from … 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

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

Edgar County Watchdogs Take Issue With The Northwest Herald and Ed Komenda

Reprinted with permission from the Edgar County Watchdogs.  The deeper they dig the more interesting this story becomes. Algonquin Township Road District – Unionization had nothing to do with Rabine Group – Ed Komenda missed the facts, Editors failed the … Continue reading

More Information on Andrew Gasser Attorney Robert Hanlon

Illinois Leaks published this first.  It is re-published here with permisison: Algonquin Township Road District – Hanlon won, where is the local press? BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 13, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The real joy in our work … Continue reading

5-Year Contracts

On May 11, 2018, the Northwest Herald Editorial Board wrote that school administrators should not be given five-year contracts. An excellent position since school board members have four-year terms. The same situation exists with the five year agreement that former … Continue reading

McSweeney’s Bill Is Not About Township Consolidation

Yesterday, the Northwest Herald article‘s headline and first sentence of a story by report Ed Komenda characterized State Rep. David McSweeny’s House Bill 4637 as having to do with consolidating townships. The bill, instead, is about allowing voters to abolish … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committeeman Sees Bias in NWH Reporting of Republican Party Leadership Elections

Newly-elected Dorr Township Repubolican Precinct Committeeman Richard Rostron submitted the opinion column below to the Editor of the Northwest Herald. It was rejected. I would note that background information was not given yesterday on the woman elected to lead the … Continue reading

Illinos Leaks Criticizes NWH for Not Asking for Comment on Its FOIA Lawsuit Against Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik

The following article from Illinois Leaks is re-published with permission: Algonquin Township – Blame-shifting coupled with deficient reporting leaves public clueless BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)-In yet another example of why the general public is … Continue reading