McHenry Co. (ECWd) -
No, you honestly could not make this up if you tried.
Karen Lukasik, the Algonquin Township Clerk filed a countersuit approximately two years ago that contained allegations that records were missing. As the case moved forward and she was faced with her family being deposed, she attempted to extract funds from the Township to enrich herself in exchange for withdrawing her case.
Looks like her and her attorney may have some explaining to do as they are facing a sanctions motion because Lukasik has admitted that there are no records missing during her questioning with the State's Attorney investigation on the matter.
"Lukasik stated she does not believe any files were destroyed"
That statement was documented in May of 2018, over a year ago yet she took no action to address this in her countersuit. In short, she continued with court proceedings and racked up legal bills all while knowing her claim, in that case, was not true.
The motion spells it out quite well.
"for fabricating the claims in this case and for continuing the Verified Counter-Complaint and Third-Party Complaint for Preliminary and Permanent Injunctive Relief (hereinafter "Counter-Complaint") knowing full well that there was no factual support for her claims that Algonquin Township Road District records were missing when they were in fact not missing and for advancing a claim that was not warranted by existing law or a good-faith argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law..."
A copy of the Motion of Sanctions can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.