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  • Grafton Township no longer embroiled in lawsuits Jul 3, 2013 5:41 PM
    Grafton Township can finally celebrate its freedom from a litany of lawsuits. Monday, the Second District Appellate Court dismissed the last of the three lawsuits that involved former Supervisor Linda Moore.

  • Grafton Twp. litigation almost at an end Jun 28, 2013 4:33 PM
    One of the last remaining vestiges of former Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s reign — a lawsuit between her and the former road commissioner — has been dismissed. A McHenry County judge threw out the lawsuit in which then-road commissioner Jack Freund sued Moore for unpaid bills, the second such suit to be dismissed in as many months.

  • Grafton Twp. to ask Rutland Twp. for bus program money Jun 28, 2013 8:47 AM
    Huntley has been kind enough to support Grafton Township's senior and disabled bus service by contributing $10,000 toward those efforts, a commitment the village reaffirmed Thursday night in the form of an intergovernmental agreement. But now, Grafton Township Supervisor James Kearns wants Rutland Township to show him the money, since 58 percent of the people who ride the shuttle hail from Rutland Township's portion of Sun City, he said. “We shouldn't even be servicing them,” Kearns said.

  • Grafton Twp. turns over a new leaf May 30, 2013 9:56 AM
    Grafton Township, marred for years in lawsuits, infighting and rocky finances, appears to be on the brink of a resurrection. Not only has the new board approved a preliminary balanced budget of nearly $1.27 million that cuts no services, but it also paid several bills from the prior administration and hired a township attorney.

  • Huntley honors clerk for 25 years of service May 15, 2013 2:18 PM
    Rita McMahon originally decided to work for Huntley so she could earn money while raising two children at home. That was 25 years ago. Last week, Huntley recognized McMahon for her 25 years of service with a proclamation thanking her for her devotion. "She's the brains of our office, I'll tell you that," Village President Chuck Sass said. "Hopefully she's here for another 25 years."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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