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Kill the Death Tax

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. Join AFP in repealing the death tax.

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Want to attend our annual conference in August? Volunteers who make the most phone calls and knock on the most doors every Saturday will win a free trip and ticket!

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AFP launches new ads targeting Governor, General Assembly members

September 04, 2014

As part of AFP-Illinois’ on-going effort to educate Illinoisans on the record of Governor Quinn and members of the Legislature and put pressure on them to change course, we recently launched television and online advertisements highlighting their records. Illinoisans are not being well-served by elected officials who stand by while families suffer and our state [...]

Win a Trip to Hear Carson, Cruz, Perry & others in Dallas!

July 30, 2014

Each year Americans for Prosperity hosts its Defending the American Dream Summit.  This year in Dallas, Texas free-market champions from Main Street to Capitol Hill come together for an unforgettable weekend with a shared desire to advance the time-honored ideals of economic freedom. President of the American Enterprise Institute Dr. Arthur Brooks, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted [...]

Mundelein Field Office Open House Wednesday, August 20th

July 29, 2014

Government policies affect us all; they affect how much money we are able to keep to support our families & they affect our personal liberties.  As the largest grassroots organization fighting for economic freedom in Illinois, we’re committed to educating and engaging all Illinoisans to promote greater economic opportunity and well-being. So committed, in fact, [...]


July 02, 2014

On July 1, 1933, Illinois’ sales tax went into effect and served as the primary revenue source for state government until the addition of the state income tax in 1969. After a different version had been struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court earlier that year, it took six roll calls to secure passage – [...]


June 12, 2014

CHICAGO – Illinois’ chapter of Americans for Prosperity celebrated quietly Friday night when the Illinois General Assembly adjourned until November 19th. AFP-IL – headed by executive director David From – was a key part of an anti-tax team that pushed back House Speaker Mike Madigan on three different income tax hike measures: 1. making the [...]