Joe Tirio Cleared in Campaign Finance Complaint from Active Jack Franks’ Supporter

It doesn’t take a political expert to figure out that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks does not want Joe Tirio elected McHenry County Clerk. Consider that Tirio’s campaign for Recorder of Deeds was based on the theme of consolidating … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Carpenters Union Cat’s Paw’s Election Board Complaint Against County GOP Fizzles

Carpenters Union official Ronald Eck, a fervent supporter of Democratic Party McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Frank, filed a complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections against the McHenry County Republican Party for bad campaign financing reporting. Specifically, that … Continue reading

Testing Attorney-Client Privilege for Bob Miller

Reprinted with permission from Testing Attorney-Client Priviledge: Algonquin Township – “Accordingly, the billing records give colour to the existence of criminal conduct” BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The Algonquin Road District filed a RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO PETITION … Continue reading

Bob Miller Attorney Tom Gooch Criticized by Illinois Leaks

The following is reprinted from Illnos Leaks with its permission: “Personally, I like large breasts”- Says Bob Miller’s attorney, Thomas Gooch III BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Yes, we used that title in hopes of … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Loses Suit to Void Local 150 Contract Signed by Predecessor Bob Miller after His GOP Primary Election Loss

Below is  the August 21, 2018, court order from Lake County Judge Daniel Jasica on Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s suit to void the union contract that outgoing Road Commissioner Bob Miller signed after losing the Republican Primary Election. Ed … Continue reading

Continuing Conflict Between Andrew Gasser Attorney Robert Hanlon and Algonquin Township Attorney Jim Kelly

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly files motion in case not involving the Township? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 2, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)James Kelly, attorney for the Algonquin Township, has filed this motion to Modify a Court … Continue reading

Attorney Robert Hanlon Wins Quick Mortgage Foreclosure Appeal for Homeowners

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks, published by Edgar County Watchdogs: Algonquin Township Road District Attorney Rob Hanlon – Two day Appellate Court turnaround BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 2, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) Illinois (ECWd) – How many lawyers do you know … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Focuses on Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s Efforts to Obtain District Legal Work from Former Attorney

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks, a publication of the Edgar County Watchdogs: Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly racking up legal costs – What is he hiding? BY KIRK ALLEN ON JULY 16, 2018 • ( 1 COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – A recent Freedom … Continue reading

Local 150 Does Not Have Stellar Day in Court in Gasser Case

It’s not a big secret that Local 150 of the Operating Engineers considers legitimizing its union contract with the Algonquin Township Road District as an important goal. The deployment of manpower and blow-up rats before and during Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Tells Attorney Jim Kelly Not to Represent Road District on Case Brought by Edgar County Watchdogs

Posted by Illinois Leaks (Edgar County Watchdogs) and reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township- Attorney Kelly drops Road District representation…the rest of the story! BY KIRK ALLEN ON JUNE 7, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –The local media reported today [June 7] that the 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

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

Illinois Leaks’ Take on Gasser Suit to Seek Repayment of Taxpayer Money Allegedly Used by Millers for Personal Purposes

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township Road District – Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, and Constructive Fraud alleged in recent court filing BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 15, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – “This complaint contains twenty-seven counts. … Continue reading

Summary of Case Gasser Has Against Bob and Anna May Miller

Yesterday, all but one of the counts in Algonquin Township Andrew Gasser’s latest filing against Bob and Anna May Miller, plus Karen Lukasik was presented. This is the case that Gasser attorney Robert Hanlon is handling without cost to Algonquin … Continue reading

Gasser Filing Lays Out Further Charges in Lukasik-Millers Case Concerning Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Constructive Fraud and Asks Return of Spent Tax Dollars to Algonquin Township Road District

Friday might just before midnight Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorney Robert Hanlon filed his third revised case against Algonquin Clerk Karen Lukasik, Bob and Anna Miller. Of the twenty-seven counts, six “seek damages against Robert Miller and Anna … 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

U.S Secretary of Labor Names Andrew Gasser’s Attorney Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor

Michael Avakian, one of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s attorneys has been named by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexandra Acosta to be Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor. Because of this new Federal appointment Avakian  has withdrawn from the … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Asks Court to Order Immediate Return of Bob Miller’s $47,000 in Deferred Sick Pay

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser sued Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, former Road Commissioner Bob Miller and his administrative assistant and wife Anna May Miller to prevent them from destroying Road District records. The suit was augmented earlier this month … Continue reading

Friend of Bob Miller Firing by Andrew Gasser Upheld by Administrative Law Judge

Ryan Greene, one of the Algonquin Township Road District employees featured in our miscellaneous income articles, was fired October 10,2017, for misconduct by Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser. See Ryan Green Highest in Algonquin Township Road District “Miscellaneous” Pay After Three … Continue reading