CRYSTAL LAKE — A grand jury is investigating allegations of corruption over nearly a decade at the Algonquin Township Road District, according to documents reviewed by the Northwest Herald and confirmed by multiple sources close to the probe.
Before longtime highway commissioner Bob Miller lost his seat in an upset during February's election, Miller's family had controlled the department since the 1960s. Miller, who served as highway commissioner for 24 years, has not been charged with a crime. He didn't return multiple phone calls and voice mails this week.
The grand jury is looking into allegations of official misconduct, according to a subpoena reviewed by the Northwest Herald. Grand jury proceedings are kept secret, however court filings in a lawsuit between Algonquin Township's recently-elected Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser and Township Clerk Karen Lukasik shed light on some details investigators may be exploring.