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Why Illinois Is the Worst Place to Own a Home

Dan Proft, cohost of Chicago’s Morning Answer on AM 560, will offer insights on the out-of-control government spending and too-high property taxes that plague counties throughout Illinois.

June 14, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Heartland Institute
3939 N. Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60196

After decades of fiscal mismanagement and political corruption in state and local government, Illinois families are paying the highest property taxes in the nation. Many are being priced out of their homes.

Local Government Information Services, an Illinois-based news service, recently did exclusive reporting about the out-of-control government spending, falling home prices, and increasing property taxes of DuPage County, Lake County, South Suburban Cook County, and North Shore suburbs.

Dan Proft, cohost of Chicago’s Morning Answer on AM 560 and cofounder of the Illinois Opportunity Project, will provide witty commentary about these reports and explore solutions to combat the high-and-rising property taxes throughout Illinois. Don’t miss out!

  • Speakers
    • Dan Proft
      Dan Proft is an entrepreneur, editorial contributor to the Chicago Tribune, former Republican candidate for governor, and radio talk show host with AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, where he co-hosts the morning drive show. He voices a popular political commentary, “:60 of Sanity,” heard by 2 million listeners weekly on the Salem Radio Network. Additionally, Proft is a senior fellow of the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-market think-tank in Chicago. He serves on the boards of directors for the USO of Illinois, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to Illinois military families; Envision Unlimited, a nonprofit in Chicago that serves developmentally disabled persons; Aid for Women, a Catholic life-affirming pregnancy center; the Advisory Board of the Center for Civic Leadership at Benedictine University; and Truth in Accounting, a nonprofit dedicated to accurate public-sector accounting and budgeting. He runs one of Illinois’ largest Independent Expenditure PACs, Liberty Principles PAC, which supports candidates committed to the economic liberty policy agenda for state and local offices. He is also a co-founder of the Illinois Opportunity Project, a c4 organization that advocates for free-market public policy solutions. Proft earned his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Loyola University–Chicago School of Law.
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