For those of you who live within shouting distance of Chicago, I will be participating in Tea Con 2011 this weekend at the Schaumberg Renaissance Hotel. The event is a grassroots conservative conference put on by Wind City talk radio station AM 560 WIND (the flagship station for my weekend radio program) in conjunction with numerous Midwestern Tea Party groups.
The program will include the comedy of Steven Crowder and a speech by Andrew Breitbart on Friday night, followed by a packed line-up on Saturday including CNN contributor Dana Loesch, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and a dinner featuring Glenn Beck. I'll be moderating the "presidential forum" in the afternoon, which will include Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain and (possibly) Michele Bachmann. Panelists will include our own Katie Pavlich and Hot Air's Ed Morrissey. There are very few tickets available, and I hope you'll join us. More information is available at www.TeaConMidwest.com, or at www.560WIND.com
It'll be nice to be back in Sweet (adoptive) Home Chicago, in President Obama's backyard.
UPDATE - The event has sold out. If you were fortunate enough to score tickets, I look forward to seeing you! Please come say hello to Katie and me after the presidential panel.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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