Illinois Policy Institute - an event with PJ O'Rourke Sharon NH Writer/Humorist

What did the tax day “Tea Party” protests mean for Illinois politics? Many in the media have been dismissive of the massive demonstrations that took place last week. Others, including Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky--who called the protests “despicable” and “shameful”--have been downright hostile. Institute CEO John Tillman set the record straight on WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight.” You can watch it by clicking here or on the image above.

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Join us for an evening with P.J. O’ Rourke!
On Wednesday, June 17, join the Illinois Policy Institute as we host humorist and best-selling author P.J. O'Rourke! The event, which is cosponsored by the Heartland Institute, America's Future Foundation, and the Sam Adams Alliance, will feature cocktails, appetizers, a book signing, and lively conversation with America’s leading political satirist.

When: Wednesday, June 17, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: 190 S. LaSalle St., 40th Floor, Chicago
Cost: Tickets are $25 and include drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres.

Copies of P.J.’s new book, “Driving Like Crazy,” will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

We hope to see you there! For more information or to RSVP, contact Ana-Maria at 312-346-5700, ext. 208 or

National Taxpayers Conference: June 11-13
You’re invited to join the National Taxpayers Union and Foundation for their 2009 National Taxpayers Conference!
Find out more here.