Algonquin Township

McHenry Co. (ECWd) During the June 20, 2019 hearing in Lake County regarding legal fees for Local 150 against the Algonquin Township Road District, the two attorneys for Local 150 took opposing positions on who should be responsible for the requested legal fees pertaining to Highway...

Algonquin Township (ECWd) - Yesterday in McHenry County Circuit Court, our Motion to Reconsider a previous Order denying (and then Staying production) a Motion to Quash a subpoena from Algonquin township for our DropBox files, including names of anyone who ever had access to them was...

ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor ("PAC") issued a determination letter stating that Algonquin Township violated the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") when they denied my March 21, 2019, FOIA request for certain records of the township. James Kelly, Algonquin Township Attorney,...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Shortly after the last Township election, we read a story in the local paper about the Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik being allegedly secretly videotaped at the Township.  Her allegations are what lead to some of our first FOIA request at the...

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...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - WOW!  What more can you say to the clear chastising James Kelly recieved from Bob Miller's Attorney, Thomas Gooch III.  The communication should be of great interest to the board and the citizens. One note of interest is Bob Miller having direct communications...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - All too often we see local governments get involved in what we call "feel good" programs, and it is those good feelings that are used as the justification for spending taxpayer funds on things that are not within their powers. We wrote about...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - "it is our opinion that it appears no criminal violations have occurred." The McHenry County States Attorney was notified June 12, 2019, that the Attorney General Public Integrity found that no criminal violations have occurred by Mr. Andrew Gasser, the Algonquin Township Road...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - While former Trustee Victor and current Trustee Rachael Lawrence filed an unfounded criminal complaint alleging extortion & official misconduct by the Highway Commissioner in January (Extortion article here), there is a mysterious silence on what appears to be official misconduct by the...