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The illinois opportunity project seeks to promote the social good and common welfare by educating the public about public policy that is driven by the principles of liberty and free enterprise and to advocate for the advancement of such policy.


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Statement: Besler Accepts Position of Chief Strategic Advisor, Citizens for Rauner, Inc.

We congratulate IOP President Matt Besler on his new position as Chief Strategic Advisor, Illinois GOP Operations. His strong leadership and strategic vision have been critical to the expansion of the liberty movement in Illinois.  

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Statement: Governor Announces IL Policy Executive As New Chief Of Staff

The Illinois Opportunity Project is greatly encouraged by Governor Rauner’s choice of Kristina Rasmussen as his Chief of Staff. With her at the helm, we are confident the Governor is returning to the revolutionist instinct that won him the governorship in 2014 and brought hope to the people of Illinois.

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IOP Statement on House Override Vote

We remain staunchly opposed to any measures that require more from Illinois families, yet ask nothing more of state government or state legislators. And we are more committed than ever to empowering citizens to hold state legislators accountable for their actions.

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