Amid controversy, political township couple banks nearly $100K in pension benefits

By Joe Kaiser
Voted out of office in 2017 amid allegations of patronage and waste, Algonquin Township’s former highway commissioner has since found work at neighboring townships – while collecting a handsome pension from his former employer.

TAGS: Algonquin Township, Bob Miller, consolidation, IMRF: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, local government consolidation, McHenry County, municipal pensions, pensions, property taxes

Nepotistic hires highlight township government waste

By Joe Kaiser
Two McHenry County highway commissioners hired each other’s sons to township government positions in 2017. Despite concerns of nepotism, these practices are not uncommon in township government.

TAGS: Algonquin Township, Andrew Rosencrans, Bob Miller, consolidation, corruption, David McSweeney, Jim Condon, Leda Drain, local government consolidation, McHenry County, Mike Lesperance, municipal pensions, patronage, pensions