Racheal Lawrence

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence attended the Township Officials of Illinois conference in Springfield a few days ago which was allegedly paid for by the taxpayers.  The Conference was from November 10-12, 2019, and held at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza.  Two...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - While reviewing Algonquin Township records, we identified some troubling expenditures as it relates to insurance benefits ranging from coverage to officials no longer with the Township to family members of elected officials appearing as dependents getting coverage on the Blue Cross Blue...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Tuesday's Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik hearing was probably the most entertaining day in a courthouse I have ever experienced. The morning court call for David McArdle, attorney for Lukasik, was set for 9 am.   It appeared the Attorneys do not appreciate being...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - What comes first, the chicken or the egg?  In Algonquin Township that is a question they may want to answer. In June of 2018, we published this article which included legal billing for the Clerk.  We reported then that the Township Board took action  June...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) We reported on the Algonquin Township Road District Appeal hearing last week in this article. As we pointed out, the court confirmed there were first impression matters in the case however the ruling made was not one that establishes case law.  The court...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Selective wording in reporting is often done for the purpose of supporting a narrative being pushed for all kinds of different reasons.  Reporting is not just done by media.  For example, Algonquin Trustee Rachael Lawrence sent an email to the Highway Commissioner...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Oops, I stepped in it, how on earth am I going to clean this up? Thomas Gooch III is the attorney representing former Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller, and a recent motion made to the court is one of those "oops" that...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - Algonquin Road District attorney Rob Hanlon filed an Amended Complaint against Charles Lutzow regarding his handling of Road District funds.  It appears there are distinct differences in this amended complaint vs. the original complaint that was dismissed without prejudice. It now outlines the...

McHenry Co. (ECWd) - For months we recieved complaints that the Algonquin Township Clerk was never at the office.  It appeared the McHenry County Blog was getting the same feedback, an assumption we took because of a request for records they made and were denied by...