December 2018

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - The Northwest Herald reports that Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser is being investigated for Official Misconduct (OM), related to the purchase of salt.  They reported records are being requested beginning from Gasser’s first day in office. A recent salt delivery appears to...

SHELBYVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Shelby Township, the underlying reason for HB1896, just completed printing checks, stuffing envelopes, and mailing out those rebate checks to its approximately 2800 property parcel owners. The total amount rebated by the Township was $735,461.94. This is an average of $262.66 per property parcel. State...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - After more than five years of arguments and two years of legal wrangling, RIDES Mass Transit District loses lawsuit designed to extract more than $154,000 from the residents of Edgar County by claiming they were owed funds left over from the defunct...

ATLANTA, IL,. (ECWd) - Earlier this afternoon, Objections to the nomination packets of six candidates for the positions of Atlanta Public Library District were filed at the Library District prior to its closing for the day. The Objector is George Menken, a resident, taxpayer, and candidate of...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - During today's Algonquin Township Special Meeting, Trustee Lawrence makes reference to an email sent to the trustees the night before fromRoad District Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser.  She claims what was sent was a revised levy and then says it's actually the same levy. Reading...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Nothing like waking up on a Saturday before Christmas to the phone ringing instead of the jingle-bells of the Christmas Holidays.  I recieved calls from people wanting to know why we filed an "Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction" against Algonquin Township. We Didn't! However, when...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The "Jeff Wood for Sheriff" campaign apparently submitted at least one false or incomplete D-2 Report to the Illinois State Board of Elections, this one in October of 2018. Wood reported zero campaign donations for the duration of this 2018 campaign cycle, while...