Township GOP Primary Election Paperwork Not at County Clerk’s Office Yet

The Republican Parties in all of the five largest townships in McHenry County seem to have decided or soon will decide to hold primary elections in February, rather than hold caucuses. Those five are Algonquin Dorr Grafton McHenry Nunda Paperwork … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP to Hold Primary Election to Select Next Year’s Township Candidates

Since the 1973 fiasco of a caucus conducted by the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee, McHenry County largest township has allowed voters to decide who GOP candidates for township office shall be. That was the year that first-term Assessor Forrest … Continue reading

Officials’ Perks Ruled Taxable in Grafton Township

An IRS finding handed down January 31st will surely be the talk of the next meeting of the Township Officials of Illinois. It says that heretofore fringe benefits, such as the Grafton Road Commissioner’s vehicle and the reimbursement for dinners … Continue reading

A Campaign Issue for Those Seeking Township Office

Of course, township elections are not until 2013, but I know people are already discussing running for the offices. Some have commented that some officials’ salaries are too high. Odds are good that most will be raised for the next … Continue reading

Grafton Township Board Meeting & Meeting & Meeting

So how many times did the “Family Feud” Grafton Township Board meet in the first year since Linda Moore replaced John Rossi as Supervisor? Past boards have met once a month, plus the Annual Town Meeting of Electors. The Supervisor … Continue reading

Ancel Glink’s March Bill to Grafton Township – Part 4

One thing is certain. Grafton Township officials make enough use of law firm Ancel Glink’s services that readers of the legal fee invoices can discover a lot of what is happening on a day-by-day basis.  Today’s bill covers the last … Continue reading

Grafton Township Board Appoints Lakewood’s Harriet Ford Clerk

The Huntley-centric Grafton Township Board reached out to the northeast corner of the township to select a Lakewood woman as township clerk. On a 5-0 vote, the board voted for Harriet Ford. Ford edged out Kristy Borchart and Joan Citro, … Continue reading

Applications for $10,000 Part-Time Grafton Township Post with Full Family Health Benefits Being Taken

In contrast to the “let’s give Pam Fender a $35,000 job without asking if anyone else might want it or be more qualified” approach last Thursday night (lots of comments; no deadline as in the Northwest Herald) by the Grafton … Continue reading