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  • 20% pay hike for Wauconda Twp. supervisor draws fire Aug 2, 2012 4:48 PM
    A move to raise the Wauconda Township supervisor's salary by more than 20 percent next year is drawing fire from other township officials and residents who say it's inappropriate given the state of the economy and small raises for others. The township board, including current Supervisor Glenn Swanson, voted 3-1 last month in favor of the pay raise, which would increase the position's salary from $54,277 to $65,504 effective in May 2013, according to documents obtained by the Daily Herald under the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Wauconda Township to discuss future of free spouse, child insurance coverage Jun 19, 2012 11:04 AM
    Wauconda Township trustees plan to discuss an idea of ending free medical coverage for employee spouses and children, as provided under a current insurance plan. Officials have listed the benefits discussion on an agenda for a meeting that'll start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at township headquarters, 505 W. Bonner Road in Wauconda.

  • Wauconda Township evolves as electronics recycling center May 2, 2012 7:46 PM
    The monthly electronics collection event hosted Saturday by Wauconda Township is marking a milestone. Five years ago, it became the first township highway department to partner with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake Couinty to offer what then was an emerging service.

  • Your chance to scrutinize townships Apr 5, 2012 5:00 AM
    Some township governments are trying to make it difficult, but you have a chance Tuesday to have a direct voice in some local township issues. A Daily Herald editorial encourages you to take advantage..

  • Hoffman Estates fire pension board delays buying iPads Apr 4, 2012 10:44 AM
    A suburban firefighters pension board voted themselves new iPads on taxpayers' dime, the Secretary of State won't accept Visa cards at driver's license facilities, and Wauconda Township finds a way to keep a citizen's petition off the annual town meeting agenda. Catch up on some odds and ends that your tips dredged up in this latest Suburban Tax Watchdog column.

  • No comparison for candidates’ credentials Feb 24, 2012 3:39 PM
    A Wauconda letter to the editor: When it comes to representing the Southwestern portion of Lake County in District 17, I want someone with proven experience and leadership.

  • Homestead exemption discussed: Jan 27, 2012 3:44 PM
    The Wauconda Township Assessor’s office will host a workshop to explain the Illinois Homestead Exemption Program at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Wauconda Township community hall, 505 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda.

  • Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County launched Jan 21, 2012 7:45 AM
    More than a dozen organizations in Cuba and Wauconda townships and parts of the Lake Zurich area are on the ground floor of the evolving effort to create a Diaper Bank in Lake Partnership County to help needy families.

  • Wauconda Township offers drug discount card Jan 10, 2012 5:33 PM
    Wauconda Township has joined the ranks of governmental entities making a discount prescription card available to residents. The Coast2Coast card is accepted by most chains and other pharmacies.

  • Wauconda may join other agencies in fuel consortium Oct 9, 2011 4:15 PM
    The village of Wauconda has asked to join a fuel depot consortium with other local agencies to take advantage of savings provided by bulk purchasing.

  • Roadwork redo on Geraldine Lane in Wauconda Township Sep 13, 2011 4:52 PM
    Work began Tuesday to redo what some Wauconda Township residents recently described as a shoddy dead-end street with sunken and cracked pavement near Port Barrington. At a meeting in mid-August, some Geraldine Lane residents complained to the township board about the poor condition of their street a little more than a year after it was resurfaced.

  • Wauconda Township neighborhood upset about road project Aug 18, 2011 4:15 PM
    Homeowners near Port Barrington are complaining that shoddy roadwork quickly deteriorated into sunken and cracked pavement on their dead-end street, and are pressuring Wauconda Township officials to have the work redone. “They paved it on a Thursday. The problems started the next day,” Fred Bailey, a Geraldine Lane homeowner, told trustees.

  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

  • Fire forces residents from Island Lake home May 22, 2011 11:02 PM
    A fire that started in a detatched shed near an Island Lake home spread to the roof and attic of the house, leaving it uninhabitable Sunday, according to fire officials.

  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

  • Wauconda students line up to donate food Mar 25, 2011 12:58 PM
    Wauconda High School students transported 2,125 items to the Wauconda-Island Lake Food Pantry in a 55-car procession Friday morning.

  • Race for hunger helps pantries Mar 5, 2011 12:01 AM
    Preparation was a key Thursday for the winner of the 13th annual Race for Hunger at the Piggly Wiggly food store in Zion.

  • Walsh hosts first town hall meeting Jan 12, 2011 10:24 PM
    U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said there was a specific reason he hosted a town-hall meeting Wednesday night at Wauconda Township's meeting room after his first week in Congress. Walsh said he wanted to honor Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

  • Warrant issued in Lake Co. copper theft Jan 12, 2011 1:09 PM
    A Lake County judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for a Chicago man accused in the theft of copper wire from an electric company when the man did not show up in court.

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