WLS talker, former gov candidate Dan Proft to Republicans holiday party

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By Jim Bowman


Sunday Dec. 8 at Howells' house, 644 S. Grove (NE corner Jackson), 2-5.

Dan Proft, who was born in Oak Park, visits at the Oak Park Republican holiday party. He's an entrepreneur, writer, former Republican candidate for Governor, and radio talk show host for WLS in Chicago, where he co-hosts with Bruce Wolf on weekday mornings, 5-9.

He also works as a Senior Fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, a free market think tank in Chicago, and serves on the boards of two non-profits — the Disabled Patriot Fund, that provides assistance to Illinois military families, and Freedom to Learn-Illinois, that "supports all forms of parental choice in education, with a particular emphasis on scholarships and vouchers that aid low-income and working class families."

On top of all that, and topping it, he says, he's "an aspiring basketball coach."

A Northwestern graduate, he has his law degree from Loyola-Chicago..

For details about the party, call Oak Park Republican committeeman Linda Tibensky, at 386-6956.

Email: jimbowman7@aol.com Twitter: @BlitheSp

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Bill D.   

Posted: December 6th, 2013 3:07 PM

No, #545, I'm talking about Proft. Hanania came later. Proft collected $180,000 a year as Dominick's mouth piece. Collected a total of $570,000. In addition to $42,000 from Morton College and $48,000 from Morton High School District. He's a shill for whoever is writing the check. And the only reason he's not running in 2014 is he can't get over far enough to the right this time around.

OP Resident # 545 from Oak Park  

Posted: December 6th, 2013 2:02 PM

Bill D., I believe you are referring to former newsman Ray Hanania, who became Dominick's media adviser and Cicero town spokesman. Proft did some PR for Dominck, but so what? Is Cicero really any worse than Chicago, or Washington? Proft certainly is nowhere near the same slimy ballpark as David Axelrod, that's for certain.

Bill D.  

Posted: December 6th, 2013 12:11 PM

Dan Proft lost all credibility when he became the mouth piece for the oily Larry Dominick and that political cesspool in Cicero. The only thing Proft really cares about is that they spell his name correctly when they write him the check.

OP Resident # 545 from Oak Park  

Posted: December 6th, 2013 11:50 AM

Violet, if you've ever actually listened to his show, you'd know he does no such thing. Yes, he feels Pres Obama is a statist, because, of course, he is. Proft has never used the Socialist meme. He also has expressed very clearly his distaste for corporate welfare, which is, in truth, part of the govt-industrial complex that Obama has escalated. Govt picking winners & losers has always been wrong, & true conservatives like Proft have been very loud about it.

Violet Aura  

Posted: December 4th, 2013 10:13 AM

He's from OP?! I would like to ask him why he keeps spreading that false meme about Obama being a Socialist. He is too intelligent to really believe that so I have to wonder what's going on. He doesn't seem to have a problem with corporations sucking at the gobermint teat.

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