Nunda Township Reports No Written Work Product as a Consultant from Bob Miller, Paid Over $11,000

Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller was hired as a consultant by current Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance after Miller left office. Miller was paid $6,440 in 2017. In 2018 through May 9th, Miller was paid $5,132. That … Continue reading

Township Road Commissioners Seem To Have Death Wish

The Northwest Herald continues in its campaign to point out the underside of township government. It has concentrated on McHenry County’s largest townships, minus Grafton. Although it waited a long time to look at the spending of former Algonquin Township … Continue reading

Compensation of Nunda Township Elected Officials

Spurring by McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson’s request for compensation for township officials around McHenry County, I filed Freedom of Information requests for the information. Here is the information for Nunda Township: Supervisor 2017-18 – $74,511.74 + $1,000 for being … Continue reading

Friday Afternoon Snow Removal

Drove on some Nunda Township Roads Friday afternoon about 3:30. Here’s what the road in front of the Township Garage looked like: Turning on Pleasant Hill Road, the one that runs past Prairie Ridge High School’s ball fields and this … Continue reading

A Different Way to Cover the Bob Miller Story

McHenry Times took a different approach to writing about former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller. Zeroing in on the Nunda Township Highway Department’s having hired Miller after his narrow loss to McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser, the Times … Continue reading

Nunda Township Trustee Ed Dvorak Resigns

Re-elected in April, Nunda Township Trustee Ed Dvorak has resigned from the Board. A long-time public servant, he previously served on the Lakewood Village Board as Nunda Township Road Commissioner on the McHenry County Board I hope to get a … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Adds Bob Miller to Payroll as $40 an Hour Counsultant

First it was former Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller’s son-in-law who was put on the Nunda Township payroll by Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance. Now, thought a Freedom of Information request, it has been learned that Miller himself … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Drainage Work Stopped

Drainage work done by Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance has been dogged by citizen complaints since shortly after he took office. Now at the beginning of his second term Colby Drive widening has been halted by the McHenry County … Continue reading

Derek Lee Lands Job at Nunda Township Road District

Bob Miller son-in-law Derek Lee was one of the people that Andrew Gasser fired upon taking the office of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner from Miller. Lee’s father-in-law had sought to protect his job at the Algonquin Township Road District by … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Incumbents Win in Nunda Township

They weren’t on the same slate, but Lee Jennings was re-elected Supervisor, Appointed Assessor Mark Dzemske won a full-term and incumbent Mike Lesperance won another four years as Road Commissioner. Results posted on election night by the McHenry County Clerk … Continue reading

With 2,550 Votes, Tallies in Nunda Township Tightening

2,550 have now been cast for Township Supervisor where incumbent Lee Jennings is ahead of the mainly non-incumbent slate candidate Cate Williams by 124 votes. Third candidate Mike Walkup is out of the running. For Assessor appointed incumbent Mark Dzemske … Continue reading

1,382 Votes in Nunda Township

Results on contested races for the first 1,382 votes (number cast for Supervisor) to be reported in Nunda Township: Supervisor KELVIN LEE JENNINGS (REP) 573 41.46% CATHERINE WILLIAMS (REP) 514 37.19% MICHAEL WALKUP (REP) 293 21.20% Assessor JUSTIN FRANZKE (REP) … Continue reading

616 Votes in Nunda Township

Results on contested races for the first 616 votes (number cast for Supervisor) to be reported in Nunda Township: Supervisor KELVIN LEE JENNINGS (REP) 293 47.56% CATHERINE WILLIAMS (REP) 233 37.82% MICHAEL WALKUP (REP) 90 14.61% Assessor JUSTIN FRANZKE (REP) … Continue reading

Nunda Township Non-Incumbent Team Knocks on Doors

The slate of mainly non-incumbent candidates in the Nunda Township Republican Primary Election went door-to-door Sunday afternoon, along with volunteers, distributing literature. You can see it below. The palm card on top has a lounging cat with a can of … Continue reading

Walsh Endorses in Township Primaries

Former Congressman Joe Walsh, now a radio talk show host for WIND 560 AM radio starting at 5 PM weekdays, has an organization called Walsh Freedom. He keeps in touch with supporters via the internet and periodic gatherings at his … Continue reading

Nunda’s Mainly Non-Incumbents’ Mailing

A second mailing from the mainly non-incumbent candidates vying for Republican nominations in the Nunda Township Primary Election has arrived. I say “mainly” non-incumbent, because the current Township Assessor,Mark Dzemke and current Trustee Mike Shorten, has aligned himself with a … Continue reading

Team Nunda Mails Post Card

The largely incumbent “Team Nunda” slate in the Nunda Township Republican Primary Election next Tuesday sent out the following post card: … Continue reading

Le Villa Vaupell Subdivision Pens Against Incumbent Nunda Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance

Nunda Township resident¬†Chuck Wagner, who lives in Le Villa Vaupell subdivision, is certainly not a fan of Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance. ¬†You can see that from his letter below: Here is why I believe Mike Lesperance is bad for Nunda … Continue reading