“Capitol Steps” to bring their political satire to campus


Illinois College welcomes the political satire group, “Capitol Steps,” on Wednesday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel as part of the Fine Arts Series.

The “Capitol Steps” have “put the mock in democracy,” as their logo states, since 1981 when a group of Senate staffers set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, they have recorded over 30 albums including their latest, “Take the Money and Run — for President.” They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on NPR stations nationwide during their “Politics Takes a Holiday” radio specials.

Over the years, many of the “Steps” ignored the conventional wisdom, “Don't quit your day job,” and although not all of the current members of the “Steps” are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

The concert is free for all students. Tickets for the concert are $15, available at the door.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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