Category: Illinois Politics

Don’t Overlook School Board Elections

‘Transgender’ Use of School Locker Rooms
Policy on the April 4th Ballot

Written by John Biver

Early voting has already begun in some locations. On the ballot will be candidates for municipal, township, park district, school board and other local governing bodies.

Too many voters think these races are not important, so turnout is typically very low. When turnout is lower – every vote carries much more weight. We have the chance to make a greater impact if we vote and encourage like-minded family, friends and neighbors to also vote.… Continue Reading

Wacky, Wily, and Wicked Ideas in School District U-46

Written by Laurie Higgins

For those too busy to run for their local school boards, too cowardly to attend school board meetings when controversies arise, or too lazy to vote, maybe a Facebook posting by District U-46 community member Phil Benshoof will be a wake-up call in that his views are shared by many cultural regressives [all errors appear in the original]:

you know I am greatly concerned with our school board. I have kept close tabs by watching and/or attending every board meeting the past couple years.

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State Lawmakers Accused of Pay Raise by Committee

Written by Carol Ostrow

Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.

The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) says that legislation enacted in the House in January created 12 new standing committees, bringing the total to 45.

“In Illinois, bloat doesn’t discriminate,” senior writer Austin Berg wrote on the group’s website.

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The Truth About Your Property Tax Bill

Written by Austin Berg

Illinoisans are struggling to pay the highest property taxes in the nation, and that’s largely due to unfair overspending in local governments.

But you wouldn’t know it by asking your local elected officials. Especially not now.

“Free money” that local governments get from the state could be on the chopping block, and that means bureaucrats within Illinois’ nearly 7,000 taxing bodies would finally be held accountable for their spending choices.

Take Quincy, where Mayor Kyle Moore said that a property tax freeze and cuts to giveaways of state income tax dollars would necessitate cutting city services.… Continue Reading

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Dear Pro-Family Neighbor,

Should a male student be able to use a female’s restroom or locker room when he suffers from a recognized psychological condition called “gender dysphoria”?

Just ten years ago that question would have received near universal ridicule.

Not today. For well over a year, Illinois school districts have been debating the matter. How is it that otherwise intelligent adults debate the absurd?

Most Americans still retain common sense. The problem is that those holding the science-denying view that gender-dysphoric boys should be able to use the girls’ locker rooms in high schools are better-funded and thus able to dominate the cultural conversation.… Continue Reading

Candidates for School Board in Districts 211, U-46 and 15

Written by John Biver

Illinois Family Action wants to again highlight some important candidate information on the April 4th Board of Education elections as it relates to the important topic of privacy issues for students.

In High School District 211, there are 6 candidates running for 3 seats. Ralph BonatzKatherine David, and Jean Forrest have the endorsement of Illinois Family Action.

In Grade School District U-46, there are 5 candidates running for 3 seats.… Continue Reading

Candidates for School Board in District U-46

Written by John Biver

If you live in School District U-46, three seats on that school board are up for election on April 4, 2017. You need to be aware that when it comes to the important topic of privacy issues for students, the candidates that deserve your support and are endorsed by Illinois Family Action are challengers Cody Holt, and Enoch Essendrop.

While there are three incumbent candidates and only two challengers, electing Holt and Essendrop (and removing two of the incumbents) will put voices of sanity and common sense on the board.… Continue Reading

Will Illinois Republican Politicians Lead or Raise Taxes?

Will Illinois Republican Politicians Lead or Raise Taxes?

Written by John Biver

Pat Hughes from “Upstream Ideas” recently recorded a scathing short video slamming state Senate Republican Minority Leader Christine Radogno for her participation in the crafting of a budget “compromise” which includes a tax increase on Illinois families. That video can be seen here: ‘Republican’ Minority Leader Radogno Looking Out For Herself Not You.

It should be noted that Sen. Radogno has been the senate GOP leader since 2009, and was recently reelected to that position by her fellow Republicans.… Continue Reading

It’s Just A Game, State Workers

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Written by Pat Hughes

It’s bad enough that, after decades of Mike Madigan’s leadership, the state can’t pay its bills. But now, his daughter, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, wants to take away the ability of state workers to pay their own bills.

Throughout the bitter dispute over the state budget, Madigan-Nemesis Governor Bruce Rauner has worked to keep the state government running so that core services are not completely shut down. The Governor has made clear that paying state workers for work that they do, while working to pass a balanced budget, is a top priority.… Continue Reading

Critics Say ‘House of Madigan’ Continues to Play by Own Rules

Written by the Chicago City Wire

Several Illinois legislators have responded to the House’s latest capitulation to longtime Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago), decrying the body’s utter lack of independence or apparent motivation to value representation of home jurisdictions over the speaker’s sway.

Following the state House’s vote, Madigan’s standard menu of mandates was approved yet again as he keeps a three-fifths majority in the House. The results incited strong reactions among officials and members of both political parties.

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