Althoff Called Out by Sun-Times for Sponsoring Bill Favored by Firm that Hired Her as Lobbyist

Here’s a headline no retired legislator would want to see: The story in the Chicago Sun-Times is about then-Senator Pam Althoff having sponsored a bill supported by Enterprise Rent-a-Car during the spring session. It lays that off against the retired … Continue reading

Franks Seeks Applicants to Replace Craig Wilcox on the County Board – Two-[Week-INCORRECT] Year Term

With the resignation of McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox to take Pam Althoff’s seat in the State Senate, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is seeking replacement applicants. Here is his press release: McHenry County Seeking Qualified Applicants for … Continue reading

NWH Endorses All Republicans Who Appeared for Interviews

In its Editorial Board endorsements, Jack Franks, who seems to have enormous influence on the placement of articles, struck out. Not one Democrat running for the McHenry County Board was endorsed. Franks’ allies who trashed McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe … Continue reading

Jack Franks Gets to Appoint Another Repubican County Board Member

With the resignation of McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox to assume Pam Althoff’s State Senate seat, there is a District 4 vacancy on the County Board. The replacement has to be a Republican and be approved by the County … Continue reading

State Senator Karen McConnaughay Resignation Follows Pam Althoff’s by Three Days

Just three days after State Senator Pam Althoff announced her resignation, State Senator Karen McConnaughay will officialy leave ofice. McConnaughay announced earlier that she intended to resign to take a job in the private sector. McConnaughay will be replaced by … Continue reading

Ethics Statutes Strengthened

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: Senate passes legislation to bring independence to legislative ethics complaint process Springfield, IL… Seeking to improve independence and transparency in the way legislative ethics complaints are handled in Illinois, the Illinois Senate … Continue reading

HIghway Improvements in Senator Pam Althoff’s District

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: Senate District 32 highway improvement projects announced Six-year IDOT program invests $11.05 billion in roads and bridges across the state Springfield, IL… State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) says the six-year Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) … Continue reading

BGA Supports McSweeney Abolish McHenry County Townships by Referendum Bill

Looking at an email from the Better Government Association, I found an endorsement of State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637, of fifteen bills the organization is supported. The email describes the bill like this: HB 4637: Allows the board … Continue reading

McConchie Multi-Year Vehicle Registration Bill Passes without Dissent

A press release from David McSweeney: Senate passes McConchie legislation allowing for multi-year vehicle registration Springfield, IL… Legislation giving motorists the option to register their vehicles for more than one year at a time would provide a convenience and save … Continue reading