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    20% pay hike for Wauconda Twp. supervisor draws fire Aug 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 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.

     
  • Round Lake Beach public works employees collect items during a 2010 SWALCO electronics collection. Opportunities to dispose of electronics have increased as have the volumes being dropped off for recycling.

    Wauconda Township evolves as electronics recycling center May 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 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..

     
  • The Hoffman Estates Firefighters Pension Board voted 3-2 in February to buy members iPads, but after being questioned about the proposed expenditure, board members now say they are rethinking the plan.

    Hoffman Estates fire pension board delays buying iPads Apr 3, 2012 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  The Rev. Jim Swarthout, right, executive director of Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs, and Wauconda Township Supervisor Glenn Swanson, are working with other agencies to launch a diaper bank in Lake County.

    Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County launched Jan 21, 2012 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  Workers patch Geraldine Lane in Wauconda Township on Tuesday. Some residents recently complained about the road’s condition near Port Barrington.

    Roadwork redo on Geraldine Lane in Wauconda Township Sep 13, 2011 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  Homeowners on Geraldine Lane near Port Barrington are complaining that shoddy roadwork quickly deteriorated into sunken and cracked pavement in Wauconda Township.

    Wauconda Township neighborhood upset about road project Aug 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Kurt Dorr is championing a proposal that would let voters decide whether to stop part-time Naperville Township trustees from receiving free health care coverage.

    Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 12:00 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.

     
  •  Wauconda High School sophomore student council members Sami Sroka, left, and Tatiana Moten load up vehicles Friday morning as part of the school’s food drive for the Wauconda-Island Lake Food Pantry.

    Wauconda students line up to donate foodMar 25, 2011 12:00 AM
    Wauconda High School students transported 2,125 items to the Wauconda-Island Lake Food Pantry in a 55-car procession Friday morning.

     
  •  Lake County Farm Bureau Manager Greg Koeppen, left, congratulates Lake Villa Township Assessor Jeff Lee, the winner of this year’s Race for Hunger event.

    Race for hunger helps pantries Mar 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    Preparation was a key Thursday for the winner of the 13th annual Race for Hunger at the Piggly Wiggly food store in Zion.

     
  • U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh held a town-hall meeting at the Wauconda Township Hall Wednesday night. Part of the discussion dealt with the recent shootings in Tuscon.

    Walsh hosts first town hall meeting Jan 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    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 theftJan 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    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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