Category: IFA News

February Matching Challenge for IFA

I am pleased to announce that in an effort to help Illinois Family ACTION raise $40,000 by the end of February, two generous donors have offered to match donations to IFI all the way up to $20,000! So between now and the end of this month, you can double the impact of your giving!

Last year, a handful of legislative votes stood between pro-family policies and further cultural decay in Springfield. If we had had the support of only three more pro-life lawmakers in the Illinois House, your tax dollars would not be paying for abortions today.… Continue Reading

A Very Merry Christmas!

We hope your days and weeks leading up to Christmas Day have been filled with opportunities for rich worship and contemplation of the enormity of what Jesus Christ’s first coming means to you in this life and what His second coming will mean for you in eternity.  Such reflection may be aided by thoughtful reading of Scriptures and devotionals that speak of the Lord’s Advent, joyful singing of carols and hymns that tell of the hope that we have in Emmanuel, God with us, as well as prayers of gratitude and praise that in the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son.… Continue Reading

Social Media Tools For Social Conservatives!

Written by Tami Jackson

In 2012, Barack Obama was running for a second term for President of the United States. The U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, had been attacked by Islamic terrorists. United States Ambassador Chris Stevens, IMO Sean Smith, and CIA Contractors and former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were all killed in the attack. Yet, the White House and State Department, under the lead of Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, lied repeatedly about the nature and cause of the attack.… Continue Reading

Higgins Responds to Reader’s Concerns

Written by David E. Smith

I recently asked Laurie Higgins, the cultural affairs writer for the Illinois Family Institute, to join me in a podcast. In this episode of Illinois Family Spotlight, we discuss Laurie’s satirical, sarcastic and sassy style of writing, which makes some people uncomfortable. Unfortunately, there are even some who go so far as to say that it is unbiblical or not Christ-like. I understand where this is coming from, but I think it is often misapplied or too often used as an excuse to remain silent.… Continue Reading

2016 General Election Endorsements


The November 8th General Election is just around the corner! Prior to going to the polls, make sure that you know where your candidates stand on life, natural marriage (one man/one woman), and religious freedom.  Please take a moment to check out IFA’s online voter guide at:

As in every election cycle, we have the blessing of being part of something that’s extraordinary, which most of the world can only dream of doing. We get to participate in self-government by casting our vote for local, state and federal officials.… Continue Reading

Presenting IFA’s New Podcast

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Written by David E. Smith

We are excited to announce a new Illinois Family Action (IFA) feature: podcasting! For those who are unfamiliar, a podcast is simply a digital audio recording that is easily listened to and shared with others through a computer or smart phone. Podcasts are a convenient and popular way to reach, educate, and connect with an audience.

Our podcast, Illinois Family Spotlight, will be a weekly podcast that provides analysis of and commentary on political and cultural events and issues.… Continue Reading

Can You Help Us?


Dear IFA Friends,

I am reluctantly coming to you to ask you for your financial help, but I need to ask you: Will you consider an online donation of $15 or more to support the work of Illinois Family Action (IFA)?

Five members of the Illinois Family organization are going to the Illinois Republican Party convention this weekend, not only to promote our pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage message, but to defend the current Platform from liberal attempts to weaken the life and marriage planks. … Continue Reading

IFA in Springfield TONIGHT: “Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit”


When:  Thursday, April 28th
Where:  iWorshipCenter (map)
Time:  6:30 PM

Written by David E. Smith

After Curtis Bowers, a former Idaho state representative, wrote a letter to the editor about the drastic changes in America’s culture, it became the feature story on the evening news, people protested at the Capitol, and for weeks the local newspapers were filled with responses.

He realized then that he’d hit on something. So, he began to investigate and found an abundance of evidence proving how the Left is advancing a “progressive” socialist agenda.… Continue Reading

The BEST Online Voter Guide!

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The March 15th election is just around the corner — it’s time to get serious! Primary Elections are in many ways the more important election because it is in this election voters decided between the “okay,” “mushy-middle” or the “hold-my-nose” candidates and the “better” or “best” candidates.

And with the countdown to election day on, Illinois Family Action (IFA) wants to remind you that we have an excellent online voter guide that will equip you with the most comprehensive information on the candidates so that you can confidently choose those who best reflect your values. … Continue Reading

Are You Ready to Vote?

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Written by David E. Smith is the most comprehensive voter guide you will find!

But first…

TODAY is the last day to register to vote online for the March 15th Primary Election. Illinois still allows for people to register to vote after today, but not online and at limited locations. Check with the IL State Board of Elections for details.

The Primary election is in many ways the more important election because it is in this election voters decided between the “okay,” “mushy-middle” or the “hold-my-nose” candidates and the “better” or “best” candidates.… Continue Reading

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