About the Illinois Mirror
Eric Kohn, Editor-in-Chief
Eric Kohn is Editor-in-Chief of Illinois Mirror.
Eric formerly served as Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of America’s Future Foundation, an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of classical liberal leaders in Chicago. He is a board member of the Institute to Reduce Spending and Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry.
He previously hosted The Eric Kohn Program on 1530-AM WJJG, and has served as a regular guest host on the nationally syndicated The Guy Benson Show, originating from 560-AM The Answer in Chicago. He has appeared as a commentator on Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, The Michael Koolidge Show, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, and numerous news broadcasts in the Chicagoland area. His writings have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, the Madison/St. Clair County Record, and other publications.
Eric grew up in Belleville, Illinois, and is a graduate of Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He, along with his wife Becca, daughter Harper, and son Reagan, live in Chicago.
Illinois Media: Take a Good Look in the Mirror
Illinois’ legacy, calcified media long ago abdicated its obligation to provide useful knowledge that engenders an informed public. We don’t really care if it’s out of disinterest, laziness, partisanship, or cozy relationships with those in power, but the establishment media outlets stand by and tap their keyboards while Illinois crumbles.
So, if the air-brushed, teleprompter-fed local media won’t do its job, Illinois Mirror will.
We accept the responsibility that they abandoned. We’ll offer perspectives that they ignore to reveal how Illinois government really works and its effects on the public.
Our perspective is explicit: first, Illinois Mirror upholds individual liberty as the highest political value and believes in public policy that enhances the freedom of Illinoisans to pursue their separate interests and live their lives as they desire; second, political party affiliation is of little to concern to us (and in this state, it’s hard to tell the difference); third, we recognize that in the real world, there are more than two sides to a story.
Illinois Mirror will unearth, shine a spotlight on, dig up, illuminate (and use a bunch of other metaphors) to bring you facts and stories absent from the political conversation in our state. We’re not going to show you both sides of the story because there are more than two sides. And we’ll always give you the aspect that is ignored by your local paper, news broadcasts, and superannuated reporters gathering dust in the corridors of City Hall and the Capitol building.
We’ll give you the liberty perspective.