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Biography

ABOUT WILLIAM J. KELLY

William J. Kelly is the Chairman of FreeCapitalismNow.com.  He is an executive producer of Emmy award-winning television and currently hosts “America’s Instant Townhall,” a national public affairs program on ION television.

A conservative columnist and commentator, Kelly also pens the popular Bill Kelly’s Truth Squad for the DC-based Washington Times Communities where he reports on Chicago corruption and media bias nationally and contributes to American Spectator and Breitbart.com

An outspoken taxpayer watchdog since the 1990s, Kelly has been on the frontlines of advocacy. He was the former Executive Director of National Taxpayers United of Illinois. In 1994, he ran for U.S. Congress against Rep. Bobby Rush and exposed the congressman’s failure to pay more than $50,000 in back taxes and child support. He is also a former statewide candidate for Illinois comptroller in 2010.

Kelly is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and the Rome Center in Italy and a native of Chicago’s rough-and-tumble Southside. He currently resides with his wife in the downtown Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville, which he has called home for ten years.