Cadre of GOP Insiders Getting Big Salaries at Illinois Tollway

ICPR Board Chair Hon. Susan Garrett was quoted in this article.

Via – Daily Herald

“In less than two years, the Illinois tollway has hired six Republican insiders for high-level jobs that collectively pay nearly $916,000 a year, including a former elected official, political operatives and the relative of a state GOP leader.

That troubles some government watchdogs who say they are concerned about favoritism in an agency with a history of patronage. Tollway officials said the agency is staffed with qualified professionals.

“More and more the Illinois tollway is becoming the ‘Who’s Who’ of Republican political hires,” said Illinois Campaign for Political Reform Chairwoman Susan Garrett, a former Democratic state senator.”

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