To the Editor:
Former 32nd District state Sen. Pamela Althoff, presently a highly paid state lobbyist, received her lobbyist training from the 11,500-member Township Officials of Illinois.
Althoff recently received the 2018 President’s Award from TOI President Danny Hanning. Note: There’s a total of 177 members in Illinois’ General Assembly. Althoff was recognized for her commitment and support of Illinois’ 1,433 township governments.
“Throughout the 15 years she was a senator, Althoff was always there for townships,” Hanning said. “She would meet with township officials and be in communication with our TOI lobbyist staff. This was ever so apparent this past year, when Althoff ran interference for TOI when there was a very strong push this past year for some anti-township legislation. Althoff worked both sides and was able to convince a fellow senator to not call this bill that would be very harmful to townships.”
It’s no secret: Township government in Illinois is a political establishment of patronage, nepotism, cronyism and waste. Pamela Althoff, have you no shame?