McHenry Co. (ECWd) – A recent Freedom of Information Act request I submitted to the Algonquin Township Road District has now triggered court action directed at James Kelly, the Township attorney. Kelly apparently […]
Why is the Northwest Herald silent on Local 150 reply brief that contains false allegation – Were they put in their place?
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Where is the local reporting? The Plaintiff, James Sweeney, Union 150, and AFL-CIO filed this Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Second Amended Counterclaim on June 26th, 2018. […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The more we watch the current Algonquin Township, the more we are convinced those in charge have no business in public office as they can’t follow the simplest […]
Northwest Herald Editor takes to Facebook to refute claims of being Fake News -Let the comedy hour begin!
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – John Styf, Editor of the Northwest Harold took to the Cary Grove Politics Facebook page in what appears to be an attempt to school the Algonquin Township Road Commissioner […]
McHenry County, IL. (ECWd) – When we used the term “lie” in the title, we define it as providing a written document (via email) with language purporting to have the support of […]
Confirmed, James Kelly has a real problem, as does his client Bob Miller – Private practice billing to Public Road District
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – We have seen a lot of shady stuff in our time but I think this one may well make the bucket list as an all-time stupid move. We […]
Did Jim Kelly bill Algonquin Township Road District 5.5 hrs for attending Bob Miller’s private business meeting with Highway Commissioners?
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Last week we exposed former Algonquin Township Road District Highway Commissioner Bob Miller as a walking conflict of interest in this article. Also in that article was the exposure of […]
Algonquin Township Road District – Former Highway Commissioner Bob Miller – A walking conflict of interest.
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Just about the time you think you have seen it all, up jumps another rat hole to run down. The digging into this rat hole started with this […]
Algonquin Township Road District – Unionization had nothing to do with Rabine Group – Ed Komenda missed the facts, Editors failed the public.
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – One of the primary issues that created all the legal turmoil for the Algonquin Road District was the secret unionization of the Road District prior to Bob Miller’s departure […]
Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller awards 667 sick days to three employees- Parting gift?
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Does anyone know what triggered an audit of sick days in the year 2000? A Freedom of Information Act request for all such audits done in 1999 and […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd)- The local media covered, once again, that the attorney for the Algonquin Township Road District did not have malpractice insurance. According to that reporting, the attorney said the board […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally has the term “Justice is Ethics and Truth in Action” on his website. So what does “Justice is Ethics and Truth in […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Is there anyone that does not understand that one public body cannot pass resolutions and policies for another public body? It would do the Algonquin Township Board well […]
Bob Miller – “promote and serve the professional interests of the several elected Township Highway Commissioners of McHenry County”
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Township law provides specific authority for a “Township” to be a member of an Association. (60 ILCS 1/85-15) Township Officials of Illinois. The township board may provide for joining the […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – When a newspaper prints a title of “Legal Brief Thief?”, on the front page with a picture of an attorney and his client, the implication is that someone stole […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The real joy in our work is that we don’t have a dog in the race and have been able to focus on the whole truth and the […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Legal bills, Legal Bills, the sky is falling! It’s Gassers’ fault, it’s Hanlon’s fault, oh my, oh my. The local media has done a bang-up job of presenting just […]
LAKEWOOD, IL. (ECWd) – We had previously written about Paul Serwatka, Village of Lakewood’s President, “removing” two trustees from their positions as Village Trustees. During the Lakewood Village meeting tonight, the village […]
UPDATE – Clarification in bold (3rd & 4th paragraph) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The Township Board had a lengthy discussion during the Road & Bridge Budget hearing last month that resulted in […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – We exposed the Algonquin Township Clerk’s improper contracting with a person to do her job in this article and further in this one. We challenged the attorney to […]
LAKEWOOD, IL. (ECWd) – It appears, from two recent letters written by Lakewood, IL. Village President Paul Serwatka, that he is usurping the powers, rights, and responsibilities of a couple of village […]
Algonquin Township Road District – AG Opinion, Federal Appellate Court ruling, and Illinois case law tell an interesting story….
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – We have exposed numerous examples of unearned sick time and vacation time being given to family members of Bob Miller, and gifts to parting employees. We believe such […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – As we said in this article, we agreed with the State’s Attorney report citing this Township has plainly set forth spending and decision-making that do more than merely create […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The local media reported today that the Township Attorney James Kelly terminated services with the Algonquin Township Road District. The reporting points to a legal drama coming to […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – May 2018 Road & Bridge Budget Hearing – “I didn’t destroy any records, nor do I have any intent to destroy records.” So if there is no intent […]
ALGONQUIN, IL. (ECWd) – When a Township donates taxpayer funds to a museum, for instance, the McHenry County Historical Society and Museum, there are certain things that must be accomplished according to […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – While the Algonquin Township Board has injected themselves into the Road Districts Budget, is it fair to ask why they blew their own budget? The 2017-2018 legal budget, […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The local press appeared to take great pride in the Algonquin Road Districts budget slashing by the Township Board. The Township trustees took it upon themselves to not […]
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – As we said in our last article, there will be a long list of articles to come out of the 52-page report on Bob Miller’s behavior in public […]
Algonquin Township Road District – Former Road Commissioner Bob Miller invokes fifth amendment right.
McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The former Algonquin Township Road District Commissioner plead the fifth amendment against self-incrimination in the criminal investigation into his actions during his term of public office according to the McHenry […]