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

Grafton Township Meeting Quiet, Short

With Township Supervisor Linda Moore in Texas for her daughter’s college graduation and Rob LaPorta also absent, the meeting was relatively short and peaceful. No one raised his voice or went off on a rant. Trustee Gerry McMahon even sat … Continue reading

Leitmotif of the Grafton Township Kangaroo Court – Part 1

There was a leitmotif during the almost five-hour meeting of the Grafton Township Board on Thursday night. Not too light, though. More like an elephant plunging through the local Republican Party, setting up all Grafton Township incumbents for defeat at … 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