Thursday, May 5, 2016

They earn HOW MUCH???

Read this message that McHenry County Board Member (District 1) and Algonquin Township Precinct 4 Committeeman Andrew Gasser emailed today.

Who is the Administrator Assistant who could be worth $92.000?
And one son-in-law worth $92,000?
And another son-in-law worth $91,000?

Maybe they don't have to be "worth" it, if they are just one part of a big family. Maybe that's just what they are getting paid. Who sets their pay? The Township Board? Want to know who is on the Township Board? Head on over to

The Supervisor (elected) is Dianne Klemm. What's her pay?
The Clerk (elected) is Chuck Lutzow, Jr. (Note, still looking for that highly-paid "administrative assistant", who is probably an employee. What's her name?)
The (elected) Assessor is Robert R. Kunz, Jr.
The (elected) Highway Commissioner is Robert J. Miller (ahhh, are we getting closer now?). They have their own funky little webpage at

Who was it who said, "It's a good thing we aren't getting all the government we are paying for"?

Here is Andrew's email...

I know I rarely email you but I wanted to make you all aware of what we in the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee will formally take up this next Tuesday, May 10th.
We do not need to tell you how riddled with corruption Illinois is and whether we like it or not - nepotism and patronage are a big part of this.
It is killing our party.  It is killing our state.  It is killing our country.  For too long so many "Republicans" have not brought attention to this problem because frankly, we were the ones doing it.  It was ok because it was "our side".  McHenry County and Algonquin Township are no different.
In Algonquin Township and McHenry County - Republicans own it.  It is our problem.  You cannot blame the democrats for this.  Election cycle after election cycle we tolerate this... and look where it gets us.
Our elections are the laughing stock of the state and I am pretty sure Algonquin Township has the highest paid "Administrative Assistant" clocking in at just over $96,000 a year while we hire the two son in laws at $92,000 and $91,000 respectively.
We need to take a stand and start to correct the problem.  It is always the hardest to be "the first" out of the chute - and that is ok - we will do it.
Tuesday night this will be debated and completed... one way or another.  You will hear the gnashing of teeth.
But we, as the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee will denounce these practices and begin the process of healing the party.  We have no clue what Grafton Township, Dundee Township, or any other county will do - but this is what we will do.
We can only hope others pile on and begin to fix this problem.
We, the committeemen of Algonquin Township, will control what we can control and we just hope the word gets out on this which issue which is why I am emailing you all.  If you could pass this along to your networks we sure would appreciate it.
GIDDY UP and Be Blessed,
Andrew Gasser
McHenry County Board Member  - District 1
Algonquin Township Precinct 4 Committeeman

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