Opinion: Koch brothers on side of Illinois businesses like mine


Sign-up for Chicago Sun-Times newsletters. Chairman of the board of Americans for Prosperity David Koch speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) Who are Charles and David Koch?

No doubt you’ve heard a few suggestions. Earlier this month, I sought to answer this for myself earlier this month when I joined the Kochs and several hundred other entrepreneurs at an event in Southern California.

What I saw didn’t look anything like what I’d heard. Their focus is on breaking down the barriers that prevent people—especially the […]