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

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 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

Local Governments Spent $1 Million Fighting Flooding, Illinois Total Too Low for Federal Reimbursement

Local governmental expenditures submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency from McHenry County totaled $1,080,640.62. According to the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, “In the four counties proclaimed a disaster area by Governor Rauner, uninsured damages to public property and … Continue reading