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AFP to host Leaving the Land of Lincoln Tour Dinner in Homer Glen

October 21, 2014

Highlighting Quinn’s Failed Policies Driving People from Illinois Naperville, IL – As part of its Leaving the Land of Lincoln tour, the Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity will host a dinner at the Woodbine Golf Course this Thursday evening with Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson, former Congressman Joe Walsh, and openthebooks.com founder Adam Andrzejewski. […]

AFP to host “Free Lunch” event in Homer Glen

October 15, 2014

Highlights Madigan Claim Suburban Taxpayers getting “Free Lunch” Naperville – As part of its Leaving the Land of Lincoln tour, the Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity will host a “Free Lunch” event at a local restaurant on Wednesday to bring attention to IL House Speaker Mike Madigan’s claim that suburban and downstate taxpayers are […]

AFP-IL Launches "Leaving the Land of Lincoln" Tour!

October 14, 2014

Did you know that Illinois has the 2nd highest out-bound migration rate in the nation? More Illinoisans are leaving the Land of Lincoln than almost any other state. I bet you know why. For the last 7 years, Governor Quinn’s policies have caused many Illinoisans to decide to move to states that welcome hard work […]

An Eye-Popping 131 Tax-Related Referenda on November Ballots

October 06, 2014

An Eye-Popping 131 Tax-Related Referenda on November Ballots By David W. From This political season has seen a lot of discussion about property taxes. And for good reason!  Illinois has the second-highest property tax burden in the nation, making it a topic guaranteed to get voters’ blood boiling. However, voters across Illinois might be surprised to […]

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 […]

Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief; the Legislature's adjourned

June 12, 2014

Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief; the Legislature’s adjourned. For months, there existed a constantly-looming threat of new taxes and the uncertainty of whether promised tax relief, in the form of the expiration of the temporary income tax hike, would be allowed. The Legislature adopted a budget that utilizes fuzzy government math & gimmicks, […]