Algonquin Township Tries to Censor Illinois Leaks

The following is republished from Illinois Leaks with its permission: Algonquin Township attempts censoring Watchdogs – BY JMKRAFT ON JANUARY 28, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) Algonquin Township, IL (ECWd) – When the rights of the people to petition their government for redress are met … Continue reading

Minutes of the Secret Meeting of Algonquin Township Board Discuss Tax Protest Settlement

Algonquin’s Township Clerk Karen Lukasik hasn’t bothered to post the minutes released by the Board at its Friday, January 25, 2019, Special Meeting, but you can see them below: Here is a version easier to read: EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING MINUTES-BOARD … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Attorney Jim Kelly Hauls in $180,747.85 in Legal Fees

Reprinted with Permission: Algonquin Township – Attorney James Kelly – $180,747.85 in legal bills and counting BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 18, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –While much attention has been devoted by the local media to the legal bills … Continue reading

Judge Thomas Meyer Orders $55,000 Taken from Algonquin Township Road District Bank Account to Satisfy Illinois Leaks’ Freedom of Information Suit Win

The chickens finally came home to roost today in the Edgar County Watchdogs’ (publisher of Illinois Leaks) Freedom of Information suit against the Algonquin Township Road District. It is costing taxpayers $55,000, $15,000 more than if the Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

Background on Algonquin Township Freedom of Information Act Violations

Article Reprinted with permission from Illnois Leaks: Algonquin Township – The Circus tent is alive and well…ok, not so well BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 28, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Algonquin Township Attorney James Kelly has provided some interesting information … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Ordered to Pay Edgar County Watchdogs $45,000 for Clerk’s Non-Responses to Freedom of Information Requests

Last Thursday, County Clerk-elect Joe Tirio was not the only one to have a victory in McHenry County Court. Tirio won the right to find out what Jack Franks’ ally smeared him with hit pieces during the Republican Primary Election. … Continue reading

$40,000 Going to Edgar County Watchdogs (Illinois Leaks) as a Result of Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s FOIA Request Inaction

The Edgar County Watchdogs are becoming famous for telling those who do not reply to their Freedom of Information requests that they do no appeal to the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Bureau, but, instead, go to court. That’s what … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Not Surprised that Algonquin Township Told to Turn over Clerk Karen Lukasik’s Records of Entering the Township Hall

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – As predicted, Kelly advice unfounded according to Attorney General PAC Office BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)-The Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has ruled in … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Advised to Turn Over Township Hall Entrance Data for Clerk Karen Lukasik

In a fairly rapid–about a month–turnaround the Public Access Counselor of the Illinois Attorney General has advised Algonquin Township that it should turn over information about Township Clerk Karen Lukasik’s entrances in the Township Hall. The Freedom of Information request … Continue reading

Is Someone Stalking Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik?

Reprinted with the permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township FOIA denial – Supervisor Lutzow cites potential attacks, contamination, while Kelly invokes stalking theory? LOL! BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Looking at a recent denial of … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Claims Threats

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik email claim conflicts with FOIA response BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We recently exposed the Township Clerk Karen Lukasik and her childish games being … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Tax Protest Records Sought

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission of that publication: Algonquin Township Clerk: more records missing! BY KIRK ALLEN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the mechanism for citizens to obtain public records.The Algonquin Township Clerk, … Continue reading

NWH Chided for Incorrect Reporting on Algonquin Township’s Intergovernmental Agreement

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – How can the local paper get it so wrong? “CLARIFICATION” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –In what appears to be another misinformation hit piece by the … Continue reading

Did Algonquin Township Board Reach Agreement with the Road District Last Night?


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That’s the question one astute observer asked today after watching the YouTube on the meeting. The question seems to be whether the Algonquin Township Board followed Roberts Rules of Order. The original motion was to approve the intergovernmental agreement. But … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Again Does Not Post Board Packet

There is a 7 o’clock meeting of the Algonquin Township Board tonight and again Township Clerk Karen Lukasik has not posted what Board members will consider. One wonders if the proposed intergovernmental agreement between the Township Board and Road Commissioner … Continue reading

The Question of Who Can Enter the Algonquin Highway Department Office

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: Algonquin Township – “How about you just physically spit in my face Chuck.” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 13, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Let the unprofessional behavior and infighting begin! In yet another stellar … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board to Consider Nepotism & Patronage Hiring Tonight

Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik no longer broadcasts meetings and she doesn’t publish details of what will be considered on an agenda yet, but Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow’s office sent the following resolutions which are on that agenda. Why his … 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

Algonquin Township Replies to Edgar County Watchdog Freedom of Information Suit

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks, a publication of the Edgar County Watchdogs: Algonquin Township – From “one afternoon a week” to false claims of stolen property. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JULY 28, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –If you want to … 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