Karen McConnaughay Re-Appointed to Tollway Board

Karen McConnaughay, 2017.

From Governor JB Pritzker comes this news of former State Senator Karen McConnaughay’s reappointment to the Illinois Toll Highway Authority:

Karen McConnaughay will continue to serve on the Toll Highway Authority.

McConnaughay has served as a Director on the Authority since her appointment in 2019.

McConnaughay currently owns and manages her own firm, consulting and advising on public policy, and she is the co-owner of a family business, Geneva Home Works.

Previously, McConnaughay was elected to represent the 33rd District in the Illinois State Senate from 2012-2018, focusing her efforts on a wide variety of issues including transportation, commerce and economic development and education.

She has also served the public as the Kane County Board Chairman from 2004-2012 and as a Kane County Board Commissioner from 1992-2004. 

McConaughey is widely involved in her community having served on the St. Charles, Huntley and Elgin Area Chambers of Commerce.

McConaughey received a bachelor’s degree from the College of DuPage.


Karen McConnaughay Re-Appointed to Tollway Board — 3 Comments

  1. I like her so much.

    She has innovative ideas, very smart, and will work hard on projects and a real leader regardless of party.

  2. I wonder how much she lets go with all the hands in the pot asking for mo free cheese ..

  3. Remember when Bruce Rauner asked her to run for governor because he didn’t want to and she didn’t tell anybody in her party that he had no intention of running a serious campaign and being a governor again because of his “privacy” or something and then he lost in one of the most lopsided elections in Illinois gubernatorial history and JB Pritzker got elected and Rauner’s mere presence on the ballot depressed GOP turnout and Republicans also got clobbered in downstate races?


    (No, it was not. I’m just recycling a Chris Farley joke.)

    Cynthia, she put the fake privacy concerns of Bruce Rauner ahead of keeping JB Pritzker out of office and assisted in Democrats getting a super majority in both chambers.

    I have not and will not forgive her for that.

    If the state’s top official approaches you because they don’t want to run and they’re trying to get you to take their place, that’s not just their business.

    It involves everybody in the state.

    And now Pritzker rewards her with a job!

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