Category: Illinois Politics

IFA Endorsements for the 2020 Primary Election

Written by David E. Smith

Early voting has already begun for the March 17th primary election. We hope and pray that Christian voters in Illinois will come out in droves to cast their ballots to support pro-life, pro-family candidates. Prior to going to the polls, make sure you know where your candidates stand on issues important to people of faith by checking out IFI’s voting resources.

Illinois Family Action is today announcing its list of “endorsed”candidates. … Continue Reading

Sixth District Voters: Vote for Jeanne Ives in the Primary!

Written by Laurie Higgins

Over in the Sixth District there is a crucial congressional race taking place that could turn a U.S. House seat back to red. This seat is currently held by the creepy Sean Casten who when asked by the Daily Herald to name someone he admires named one of the worst public figures in America: the uber-creepy, obscene, homosexual, anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage. I kid you not, that’s the person Casten chose.… Continue Reading

25th IL Senate Dist. Endorsement: Jeanette Ward

Written by Kathy Valente

The voters in the 25th State Senate District have an amazing opportunity to nominate a courageous woman with unmovable integrity in the Republican primary election. Jeanette Ward is a proven conservative who will fight tenaciously for our families and our values. She has the unwavering support of Illinois Family Action!

You may remember that Jeannette served on the largest elected school board in Illinois, District U-46, from 2015-2019. She made national news due to her principled opposition to the district’s liberal policies.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Peter Breen Talks About Abortion, Redistricting and Fair Maps

Written by David E. Smith

Monte Larrick caught up with Peter Breen, Vice President and Senior Counsel for the Thomas More Society, at the recent SpeakOut Illinois event in Oakbrook Terrace. They talk about Breen’s candidacy for the 48th House district and his work on the Fair Maps petition. Breen also addresses a threat to Illinois families in the form of the erasure of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act.

After the break, Monte and Peter consider the possibility of abortions becoming available in Illinois public schools.… Continue Reading

14th Congressional District Endorsement: James Marter

Written by David E. Smith

There are seven candidates running for the Republican nomination in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District during this month’s Primary Election. The winner of this contest will face off against freshman Congresswoman Lauren Underwood in the General Election on November 2nd. This district has been historically red and supported Donald J. Trump in 2016 by a wide margin. Many pundits believe that Underwood’s election in 2018 was made possible by the Trump backlash.… Continue Reading

Ranked-Choice Voting: Is It a Good Choice for Illinois?

Written by Jane Ryan Carrell

A September 2019 article in The Atlantic describing a new way of voting for candidates bears the headings “A step toward blowing up the presidential-voting system” and “Maine’s adoption of ranked-choice voting could upend a close race for the White House.”

What is Ranked-Choice Voting, who is adopting it, and should Illinois adopt it? What are the positives and negatives, and how might it affect the 2020 presidential race?

Under Ranked-Choice Voting, sometimes abbreviated here as RCV, the voter lists candidates in order of preference.… Continue Reading

105th District Endorsement: David Paul Blumenshine

Written by Diane Benjamin

It doesn’t make sense to send the same representatives to Springfield over and over and over when Illinois is in a death spiral of debt. Pensions need reformed, we don’t need a “progressive” tax that will chase high income job creators out of the state.

We need fighters in Springfield, we don’t need representatives merely collecting a paycheck and compromising our values with liberal Democrats.

David Paul Blumenshine is the pro-life/pro-family conservative choice for the 105th State Representative District.… Continue Reading

Mary Miller’s Open Letter to Pastors & Church Leaders

Dear Pastor and Church Leaders,

My name is Mary Miller; I am running for Congress in your district, IL-15.

I would love to share with your congregation who I am, why I am running, and how I would represent this district in Congress.

I have always thought it was important for people of faith to be involved in the political process. For most of my life I never really had political aspirations, but I have always asked God to show me opportunities to “overcome evil with good”. … Continue Reading

Skip Election Day Hassles: Vote Early or By Mail

Written by John Biver

President Ronald Reagan called voting a “the most sacred right of free men and women.” Sacred or not, less-than-sacred stuff often happens on Election Day, preventing even those with the best of intentions to leave their ballot uncast. Work or family matters get in the way, the long lines at the polling place common in a presidential election year serve as a big deterrent, and yes — sometimes people just plain forget to vote.… Continue Reading

Dream Congressional Match-Up: Jeanne Ives vs. The Squad

Written by Laurie Higgins

If ever there were a reason to vote for Jeanne Ives in the Republican Primary, it is yesterday’s endorsement of Ives’ opponent Jay Kinzler by the Chicago Sun-Times. If it had a soul, the notoriously leftist Chicago Sun-Times would sell it to you-know-whom to stop a true conservative like Ives from being elected. And who would you want to see do battle with AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib: Jeanne Ives—or Jay Kinzler?… Continue Reading