James Kelly

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - A recent attempt by Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik to enrich herself  failed, yet that has not stopped her from making more demands in a case where she brought a counter-claim.  In that action, she alleged Gasser and others destroyed records but...

McHenry Co. (ECWd)- "My charge is clear and that is to bring this matter to a conclusion to staunch the bleeding of attorney's fees from the public treasury." That was the statement from Township attorney John Nelson, in a letter sent to all the attorneys involved in...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - The former Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller took steps to have a nice payout of claimed sick time he claimed was owed to him from his prior employment from over 20 years ago. In a recent response in the ongoing civil lawsuit...

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) - 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...

Algonquin Township (ECWd) - Three members of the Algonquin Township Board held a meeting this evening, where one of the agenda items was to appoint a Temporary Deputy Supervisor since the elected supervisor's health necessitates his temporary absence. With the resignation of one Trustee, and temporary vacancy...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - The Algonquin Township Supervisor was recently hospitalized with a medical condition.  Due to his illness and absence, the Trustees had included on a recent agenda the appointment of an interim Supervisor even though they were unclear as to the actual ability of...