Tea Party rally set for St. Charles Wednesday

  • Joe Walsh

    Joe Walsh

  • Dan Proft

    Dan Proft

Updated 4/14/2015 2:48 PM

The Illinois Tea Party's biggest rally of the year is set for the Arcada Theater in downtown St. Charles Wednesday.

This is the second year in a row the group's annual tax-day rally has happened in the suburbs after it spent its first five years in Chicago.


The list of speakers includes radio host and former congressman Joe Walsh, radio host and former candidate for governor Dan Proft, College of DuPage Trustee Kathy Hamilton and 2014 candidate for Congress Larry Kaifesh, among others.

Chicago Tea Party leader Steven Tucker called the event the group's "annual revolt against taxes." He said the Tea Party hopes to capitalize on success in electing a slate of three candidates to the College of DuPage Board last week.

Doors open at 4 p.m. for the 5 p.m. event. Tickets cost $10 at the door, and Tucker said space is still available.

Entertainers include comedian Eric Golub and singer Kevin Chalfant, who stood in for Steve Perry as the lead singer of Journey.

Walsh has said he's weighing a Republican primary bid against U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park, but Tucker said Walsh won't likely be making an announcement about his plans until June.

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