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  • Ex-Huntley trustee Fender planning for life after politics May 10, 2013 2:20 PM
    Now that Pam Fender is out of the public eye, she's eager to become a regular person. Fender, a Huntley trustee for eight years and Grafton Township's one-time administrator, says she's focused on building a new life — one that will likely be outside of Huntley. "I just want to be a private citizen and just figure out my future," she said.

     
  • Huntley swears in new trustees May 9, 2013 10:59 PM
    Thursday night was an evening of hellos and Godspeeds in the Huntley village hall. Village President Chuck Sass and six-year Trustee John Piwko — both incumbents — were sworn into to office, as were newly elected trustees Ronda Goldman and JR Westberg. At the same time, the village said goodbye to trustees Pam Fender and Ron Hahn.

     
  • Audit: Grafton Twp. lacks financial controls Apr 26, 2013 12:12 AM
    A financial audit that the Grafton Township board ordered in February for a review of its records in the 2010-2011 fiscal year, concluded that the township lacks some of the internal controls that are necessary to prevent, track and correct financial misstatements in a timely manner.

     
  • McHenry County cataloging flood damage Apr 22, 2013 5:37 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to declare McHenry County a state disaster area due to the flooding, meant the state and county could start assessing the damage floodwater, a process that began Monday. At the same time, Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine reminded would-be boaters to stay out of the Fox River, which is closed due to the flooding.

     
  • Incoming supervisor says no shutdown in Grafton Township Apr 16, 2013 12:13 PM
    Outgoing Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore has backed off on an earlier threat to shut down operations, newly elected Supervisor James Kearns said Monday. "I will be taking her at her word that she will do the right thing," he said. "I respect Linda that she wants to finish it out and I'm going to respect her position that she's the supervisor. It's not my place to get in her way right now."

     
  • Kearns at helm in Grafton Apr 10, 2013 12:13 AM
    Grafton Township elected James Kearns as supervisor and Joseph Holtorf, Robert Wagner, Dan Ziller Jr. and incumbent Betty Zirk as trustees.

     
  • Grafton Township supervisor candidates talk finances Mar 29, 2013 5:30 AM
    Grafton Township supervisor candidates Pam Fender and James Kearns agree that the township's finances are in dire straits but they have different ideas on how to handle the mess. The township has spent an estimated $600,000 on lawsuits among elected officials and outgoing Supervisor Linda Moore, who says the office might have to shut down briefly next month because of a lack of funds.

     
  • Grafton Township supervisor candidates talk finances Mar 28, 2013 10:12 AM
    Grafton Township supervisor candidates Pam Fender and James Kearns agree that the township's finances are in dire straits but they have different ideas on how to handle the mess. The township has spent an estimated $600,000 on lawsuits among elected officials and outgoing Supervisor Linda Moore, who says the office might have to shut down briefly next month because of a lack of funds.

     
  • Could lack of funds force Grafton Twp. to shut down? Mar 16, 2013 8:00 AM
    Grafton Township will likely shut down by mid-April, because there won't be enough money to pay bills or to make the employee payroll by then, Township Supervisor Linda Moore warned Friday. "I don't know what else you can do when you can't pay the bills, can't pay the employees," Moore said. "I think the impact on the next administration can't be avoided. I mean, litigation doesn't just go away. Debts just don't go away."

     
  • Endorsements: Wagner, Gordon, Ziller, Holtorf for Grafton Township board Mar 12, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endoses Robert Wagner, Marcella Gordon, Dan Ziller Jr. and Joseph Holtorf for Grafton Township board of trustees.

     
  • Endorsement: Kearns for Grafton Township supervisor Mar 12, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endoses James Kearns for Grafton Township supervisor.

     
  • Grafton Twp. candidates opine on fixing finances Mar 12, 2013 6:30 PM
    The eight people running for trustee on the Grafton Township board have varying views on how to handle the township's finances. Last month, the township was forced to borrow money from the road district in order to make payroll and to pay other bills. The township board was scheduled to hold a special meeting last week to move other money around, but the trustees decided to wait until Thursday, when their attorney can attend, Township Supervisor Linda Moore said.

     
  • Did Grafton Twp. Supervisor have authority to void check? Mar 6, 2013 3:59 PM
    Outgoing Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore admits she recently voided a $300,000 check meant for the road district so she could make payroll and pay off township bills — including one that kept her from serving 30 days in jail for contempt of court. But Pam Fender and James Kearns, who are running for township supervisor, question the legality of what was done. So does Ron Roeser, a longtime township attorney, who has never represented Grafton Township.

     
  • What’s next for Grafton Twp. supervisor? Feb 28, 2013 6:03 PM
    Grafton Township’s Republican primary marked the beginning of the end of Supervisor Linda Moore’s tenure. “(I’ll) finish up the job, just whatever my duties require me to do,” Moore said. “It’ll be an interesting next term.”

     
  • Linda Moore out as Grafton Twp. supervisor Feb 27, 2013 1:21 AM
    Grafton Township will have a new supervisor in May. One-term incumbent Linda Moore lost Tuesday's Republican primary to Pam Fender, a two-term Huntley trustee. That means Fender will represent the party in the consolidated election in the spring, instead of Moore. Reading from a prepared statement, Moore said she was disappointed with the results but thankful to all of her volunteers and supporters.

     
  • Spotlight Youth stages ‘The Sound of Music’ in Batavia Feb 25, 2013 2:36 PM
    The Batavia Fine Arts Centre will be filled with "The Sound of Music" this weekend, March 1-3, when Spotlight Youth Theater of Kane County brings the classic story of the Von Trapp family to the stage.

     
  • Primary in Grafton Twp. to include supervisor, other contests Feb 23, 2013 6:58 PM
    The Republican primary coming up in Grafton Township on Tuesday will feature several offices, including the one at the very top of the ticket.

     
  • Grafton Twp. secures loan from separate office, will seek more money Feb 20, 2013 10:42 PM
    Grafton Township will borrow about $100,000 from Road Commissioner Jack Freund, a move that buys the township about a month to pay bills and to make the payroll. There had been around $8,000 in the township fund, which officials wasn't enough to handle those expenses. That's when Freund decided to step up. "I've been an elected official in this township for eight years and I don't want to see it go down and have problems," Freund said after the meeting Thursday night.

     
  • Husband of Grafton supervisor running for trustee as write-in Feb 20, 2013 6:33 PM
    David Moore, husband of Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore, will be a write-in candidate for the township's board of trustees. His goals are to lower the property tax levy and encourage civility among the township's elected officials. "People should be more polite in Grafton (Township)," he said.

     
  • Moore can avoid jail by paying audit bill within 30 days Feb 20, 2013 6:33 PM
    A judge Thursday found Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore to be in contempt of court, but she can avoid jail time by paying an outstanding $10,000 audit bill. Moore has 30 days to pay the debt, but right now, there is only about $8,000 left in the township's checking account, she said.

     
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