WLS Co-Host Dan Proft Grilled on Cicero, Donors at Elmhurst College
Chicago, Illinois - Plummeting radio ratings are not the only thing WLS co-host Dan Proft is battling these days.
Proft appeared recently at an Elmhurst College lecture series while, simultaneously, his assistant struggled to keep the rumor of a second run for governor alive (he scored only single digits in the GOP primary in 2010).
But all of that took second shift to some tough questioning from the audience.
Watch this video posted on YouTube as an audience member grills Proft about the role of his political donors at WLS in the firing of Christian conservative radio host Cisco Cotto. He was also questioned on his connections to embattled Cicero president Larry Dominick.
Last week, Dominick settled a second lawsuit for sexual harassment, filed by a female police officer, to the tune of $675,000. Two years ago, the town of Cicero settled another sexual harassment lawsuit for $500,000.
Previously, Proft was Dominick's longtime spokesman and helped engineer Dominick's re-election. In return, Proft received lucrative no-bid contracts from Dominick and mob-connected school board president Jeff Pesek.
Ironically, the WLS co-host was at the college to discuss Illinois' corrupt political system. Proft is a fellow and paid consultant to John Tillman's Illinois Opportunity Project, a sister 501 (c) (4) organization to the Illinois Policy Institute.
WLS AM 890 is now only at 1.8 in the latest Arbitrons and its fourth ratings period of decline.