Posts tagged "Dan Proft"

CHICAGO RADIO KARMA: How Cisco Cotto finally beat WLS-AM

CHICAGO RADIO KARMA: How Cisco Cotto finally beat WLS-AM
Call it what you will but I call top-rated WBBM-AM’s announcement of Cisco Cotto as its new anchor and reporter “good karma.” It’s been a tough time for Cotto for the last two years but now a wrong has been righted. The universe has made a long overdue correction. Good has triumphed over evil. God... Read more »

Dan Proft flip-flops, tells Carol Marin he supported same-sex marriage candidates

Dan Proft flip-flops, tells Carol Marin he supported same-sex marriage candidates
Chicago, Illinois, March 12, 2014 –Political epithets are written all the time. GOP political operative Dan Proft’s should read: He who would lie even when the truth would benefit him more. Proft, a co-host on WLS-AM with money connections to Cicero town president Larry Dominick, has flip-flopped numerous times on the abortion issue with his... Read more »

Illinois Policy Institute Files Questionable Lawsuit Over Denial of its Press Credentials

Chicago, Illinois –  The Illinois Policy Institute has filed a lawsuit over the denial of press credentials to its so-called “journalist-in-residence” Scott Reeder and it is a real stretch. Apparently, Reeder is being denied access to Illinois state house and senate press boxes because of his affiliation with Illinois Policy Institute, which is also a... Read more »
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March for Life Chicago Sends Mixed Message with Questionable Speakers

“If this is true, it is one of the reasons we continue to lose after 41 years of child killing” – Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman Chicago, Illinois, January 21, 2014 – Hundreds of people gathered at Chicago’s Federal Plaza and the James R. Thompson Center Sunday to call for an end to legalized abortion and... Read more »

Did Bruce Rauner set up Illinois Policy Institute's meeting with Rahm?

Did Bruce Rauner set up Illinois Policy Institute's meeting with Rahm?
Chicago, Illinois – This week, Matt Paprocki, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI), admitted that Illinois Policy Institute has been meeting privately with Rahm Emanuel’s staff. The admission was made in an email to Rich Miller’s Capitol Fax and published on the site, which referenced a private September 30th meeting. According... Read more »

Rauner, Chicago Cronies on Parade at AFP's 'Restore Illinois' Summit

Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2013 – It is given: As blue states go, Illinois is bluer than blue. After all, this is the political birthplace of President Barack Obama. Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel rules Chicago like Don Corleone in “The Godfather.” But even the Godfather must be ROFL that his best... Read more »
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WLS Co-Host Dan Proft Grilled on Cicero, Donors at Elmhurst College

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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... Read more »

Blame game: Cumulus-owned WLS-AM's ratings continue to plummet

Chicago, Illinois, July 17, 2013 – With the national DOJ scandals and ongoing investigations into the IRS targeting of Tea Party swirling, WLS-AM should have been able to eke out respectable ratings for June. But it didn’t. The national controversies were ideal fodder for the station’s hungry right-leaning audience. But, instead, the news talker is... Read more »

Illinois Policy Institute's tax-exempt status should raise IRS red flags

Chicago, Illinois, June 26, 2013 – On Tuesday, the Illinois Policy Institute hosted a symposium on “digital learning” at the Union League Club in Chicago.  Unfortunately, an Illinois Policy Institute symposium is never just a “symposium.” This “symposium” comes right on the heels of a nasty defeat for Illinois Policy Institute staffers involved in the... Read more »
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More questions about Illinois Policy Institute's financial interest in Illinois Virtual Charter School

More questions about Illinois Policy Institute's financial interest in Illinois Virtual Charter School
Chicago, Illinois, June 10, 2013 - Capitol Fax reported late last week in its subscriber email blast that Illinois Policy Institute has flatly denied that its staff have any financial interest in the Illinois Virtual Charter School plan and the millions in local school district tax dollars at stake. Illinois Policy Institute’s sputtering denial was... Read more »