Al Zielinski Offers Thanks for Voters, Ideas for Future

A press release from Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski: Alan Zielinski, humbly and gratefully accepts the voters’ directive to be their new Grafton Township Assessor VILLAGE OF LAKEWOOD, IL (April 18, 2013) – Alan Zielinski, Grafton Township’s Assessor-Elect, was humbled … Continue reading

Linda Moore Announces How Misdirected Food Pantry Donations May Be Retrieved

A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore: Grafton Township Food Pantry Donations Grafton Twp. Supervisor Linda Moore today announced the procedure which the Grafton Township General Assistance office will use for a refund of funds donated in error … Continue reading

Alan Zielinski Running for Grafton Township Assessor

Incumbent Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley told me he was running for re-election a couple of months ago. Now, he has an opponent named Alan Zielinski. His press release is below: Alan Zielinski Announces Candidacy for Grafton Township Assessor Lakewood … Continue reading

And Then There Were Three…Candidates for Grafton Township Supervisor, Pam Fender Enters Race

Pam Fender got a taste of what the Grafton Township Supervisor does while put in as Township Administrator by the Township Trustees, who considered no other applicant. Fender’s appointment and attempted usurpation of the Supervisor’s power led to Linda Moore’s … Continue reading

Grafton Township Food Pantry Gets Publicity

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore has never given up on the idea that Grafton Township government should run a food pantry. The one run by former Supervisor John Rossi, reportedly organized as a not-for-profit organization in order to obtain food … Continue reading

Auditors Present Draft Fiscal Year 2010 Grafton Township Budget: “Found Nothing Untoward in the Audit”

Because of the legal wrangling, the audit that should have been ready last summer has just been completed in draft form. Still holding up finalization is the lack of a reply to a routine letter sent all law firms who … Continue reading

Grafton Food Pantry Fight Revives

The Grafton Township Food Pantry was started by former Supervisor Jack Brunschon and continued to operate under his successor John Rossi. During that time it was turned into a not-for-profit entity in order to get better prices on surplus food, … Continue reading

Grafton Township Meeting Ends in a Whimper

All the air was sucked out of the 7 PM Annual Town Meeting of Grafton Township as Linda Moore’s opponents won the vote in the Special Town Meeting that started an hour before. The Annual Town Meeting started about twenty … Continue reading

Grafton Township Court Order Fires Pam Fender and Ancel Glick – Part 2

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog summarized Judge Michael Caldwell’s conclusions in the lawsuit filed by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore against her fellow Grafton Township Board members, Trustees Gerry McMahon, Rob LaPorta, Barbara Murphy and Betty Zirk. Today, we’ll look at … Continue reading

The Entire 37 Page Decision on Linda Moore v. Grafton Township Trustees & Attorney Keri-Lyn Krafthefer

This 37 image post is for hard-core Grafton Township folks. It comprises Judge Michael Caldwell’s entire decision in Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s suit against her Township Trustees and Township Attorney Keri-Lyn Krafthefer of Ancel Glink, the Township Attorney that she … Continue reading

Of Townships, Computers and Drying Paint

I managed to stay awake during the Linda Moore part of the trial today. It didn’t start until shortly after 1 PM because Moore attorney John Nelson wanted a court reporter present. Once in a while some new information popped … Continue reading

Going for Broke When You’re on the Mat

Pete Gonigam’s First Electric Newspaper has been given a scoop about the Grafton Township Trustees ‘ continuing efforts to reverse last year’s election results, which ousted their leader, Supervisor John Rossi. Just one day after being knocked out by Electors … Continue reading

Grafton Township Critic Says Let Other Governments Absorb Its Functions

McHenry County Blog has some thoughtful thinkers. One has posted the comment below under the last article. Certainly people are talking about abolishing Grafton Township.   Two trustees have told me that might even favor the idea. I found one … 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

Grafton Township Trustees Blow Off Second Meeting – Ancel, Glinck Partner Writes Boycott OK

For the second time in four days, Grafton Township Trustees boycotted a meeting called by newly-elected Supervisor Linda Moore. Moore was criticized by township attorney Keri-Lyn J. Krafterfer in a November 6th letter for not having included items on her … Continue reading

Attorney Jim Bishop Seeking Grafton Township Financial & Equipment Records

After winning his clients’ suit against a Grafton Township board that decided to build a new township hall without notifying, let alone asking township residents for their opinions, Crystal Lake attorney Jim Bishop is filing a Freedom of Information request … Continue reading

What Grafton Township’s Just Resigned Attorney Sees as Looming Legal Issues

Last night Crystal Lake lawyer Joe Gottemoller resigned as Grafton Township attorney. He had been selected to replace Jim Kelly, who had been chosen for the post by John Rossi, the man whom newly-elected Township Supervisor Linda Moore and her … Continue reading

Resigning Grafton Township Attorney Accuses Board of Being More Interested in "Being Right" than "Doing What’s Right"

When Linda Moore was elected Township Supervisor over incumbent John Rossi, she dismissed the previous attorney Jim Kelly. The board hired Joe Gottemoller to replace him. Now, just a couple of months into the job, Gottemoller has tendered his resignation. … Continue reading

Grafton Township Food Pantry Does Not Seem to Be in Compliance with the Illinois Attorney General’s Charitable Trust Registration Requirements

Ever since I wrote the article entitled, Coerced Charity in Grafton Township I’ve been thinking about the Grafton Township Food Pantry. As I pointed out in that article, Crystal Lake’s Food Pantry is privately supported. Private contributions bought and remodeled … Continue reading