Category: Illinois Politics

IFA Endorsements for the 2020 General Election

Written by David E. Smith

The November 3rd election is less than 50 days away! Prior to going to the polls, make sure that you know where your candidates stand on the issues: religious liberty, the sanctity of life, the Green New Deal, gasoline tax increase, Medicaid abortion coverage and much more! For more information, please review the Illinois Family Institute’s Voting Resources page before casting your ballot.… Continue Reading

Join Us for a Special Webinar with Candidates Jim Oberweis and Jeanette Ward

Written by David E. Smith

With less than 50 days before the November 3rd General Election, campaigns are heating up. Soon, our mailboxes will be filled with campaign literature, our phones will be ringing with robo-calls, and we will see and/or hear campaign ads on social media, television and the radio.

The messages that will be flooding the public square are what the candidates want you to know about themselves and about their opponents.… Continue Reading

Join Us for a Special Webinar with Candidates Mark Curran and Jeanne Ives

Written by David E. Smith

With less than 50 days left before the November 3rd General Election, campaigns are heating up. Soon, our mailboxes will be filled with campaign literature, our phones will be ringing with robo-calls, and we will see and/or hear campaign ads on social media, television and the radio.

The messages that will be flooding the public square are what the candidates want you to know about themselves and about their opponents.… Continue Reading

Traitorous Pat Brady Endorses Sean Casten in the 6th Congressional District

Written by Laurie Higgins

U.S. Representative Sean Casten (D) who is running against the outstanding Jeanne Ives (R) in the 6th Congressional District just revealed how unprincipled he is by releasing two new campaign ads featuring the ethically vacuous viper Pat Brady. Those who know Brady’s history will gripe that “viper” is too kind a term. I completely agree, but I try to avoid those more fitting terms.… Continue Reading

A Woman to Stand Up to AOC: Jeanne Ives

Written by Laurie Higgins

Illinoisans and all other Americans who have watched in dismay at the growing power of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), her leftwing collaborators, and her fawning devotees who are rioting in the streets—also known as Harris/Biden voters—should be deeply invested in congressional races around the country. If we help the campaigns of good candidates and get to the polls, we have a chance to increase GOP representation in the U.S.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Max Solomon Says America is “God’s Own Country”

Written by David E. Smith

This week on Spotlight, Monte Larrick and I are pleased to welcome Max Solomon, Republican candidate for State Representative for the 38th District. Max was born in Nigeria and is now a proud U.S. citizen. He shares his motivation and desire to represent the people in his district, explains how his Christian faith and pro-life, pro-family conservative views and values will inform his public service, and identifies some of the issues he hopes to address if he is elected to the Illinois House of Representatives.… Continue Reading

For Illinois Families, a NO Vote to Retain Justice Kilbride is Critical 

Written by Jon A. Zahm

As pro-family conservatives, we know that the judiciary is of vital importance in our day-to- day lives. For example, we have seen courts recently elevate casinos to greater importance than churches. We have seen biological males granted full access to female locker rooms, bathrooms, and team sports in our public schools. And we all know how our country was forever changed by 7 U.S.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Rally for Jesus (Part I)

Written by Benjamin Smith

This edition of Spotlight features Illinois State Representative Darren Bailey and IFI Executive Director David Smith as they address attendees at a recent Rally for Jesus at Calvary Church in Orland Park. David relates how the current moral and cultural climate of our state and nation is expressed in Matthew 24:12 and he calls for individual and national repentance from sin that distracts us from serving and glorifying God.… Continue Reading

Out-of-Control Violence and Chaos in Chicago

Written by David E. Smith

On Monday morning we were greeted with more alarming news from the City of Chicago: 100 people arrested and 13 Chicago Police Officers injured after groups of rioters unleashed chaos, smashed windows, and looted stores. They targeted Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city’s downtown. That news comes in addition to the “other” news that at least 35 people were shot and 3 killed in weekend gang violence.… Continue Reading

100,000 Criminals Released Under Coronavirus Jailbreak Despite Lower Fatality Rate in Prison

Written by Daniel Horowitz

Some localities are now threatening jail time for people who do not wear masks under the unproven science of stopping the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The contorted irony is that this same virus is being used as a pretext to release criminals from jails and prisons to stop an epidemic in confined areas. Well, it turns out there is a lower death rate from COVID-19 in jails than in the general population.… Continue Reading