McHenry Co. (ECWd) –
As the Algonquin Township Road District lawsuit against Bob Miller moves forward, so too does the counterclaim filed by Township Clerk Karen Lukasik, which alleged Highway Commissioner Gasser destroyed public records.
The Lukasik counterclaim is going to have some high hurdles to overcome in light of recent events. We covered the first hurdle in the motion for sanctions filing against Lukasik and her attorney in this article which was a result of statements made by Lukasik to law enforcement; there were no missing records.
This week we obtained a copy of Lukasik’s answers to a Request to Admit Facts and we find she is now admitting she has no facts that Andrew Gasser destroyed any records of the Township or the Road District.
3. You do not possess any document or fact that demonstrates that Andrew Gasser has destroyed any record of either Algonquin Township or Algonquin Township Road District.
ANSWER: Admits the allegation contained in paragraph 3.
This raises the question: Why did she file a counterclaim? Why would an attorney file such action if there were no facts to support the claim?
We asked Lukasik the following but have not received a response at the time of publication. We will update if she responds.
- In your answer to the Request to Admit Facts, you have admitted to the statement, “You do not possess any document or fact that demonstrates that Andrew Gasser has destroyed any record of either Algonquin Township or Algonquin Township Road District”.With such an admission, can you tell us why you filed a counterclaim that conflicts with your recent admission?
- Can you tell us why you continued your case for approximately a year even though you told the authorities no records were missing?
We will update with a new article as this case moves forward.
You can view Lukasik’s answers to the Request to Admit Facts at this link or view below. The above-referenced answer is on page 16.MotRulingObjectionReqAdmit