Category: Illinois Politics

Yes, Let’s Talk About Religion and Politics!

Pastor James Pittman Jr.

The 101st Illinois General Assembly has adjourned and the results are in. The state of Illinois is a moral disaster and about to get worse. Our lawmakers seem to be doing everything in their power to encourage and facilitate evil and debauchery.  This legislation has the full support of Governor JB Pritzker, and further institutionalizes lying, vice, addictions, greed, corruption and bloodshed.

However, if we conservative Christians are honest with ourselves, we cannot simply place all the blame on our lawmakers.  … Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Illinois’ Recent Regressive Actions

Written by Benjamin Smith

Illinois’ 101st General Assembly closed with a flurry of activity as lawmakers rammed through immoral anti-life and anti-family legislation. Excerpts from Stephanie Trussell’s weekly show on WLS-AM 890, featuring IFI Executive Director David Smith as her guest, provide an informative legislative recap for this episode of Spotlight. Stephanie and David detail the devastating consequences radical abortion expansion will reap in Illinois.

Other highlights from the podcast include discussion regarding mandated instruction of LGBTQ history for K-12 public school students and the anticipated ramifications of legalizing recreational marijuana.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Don’t Bet on It!

Written by David E. Smith

Increased coverage of the push to legalize high potency marijuana in Illinois has allowed another legislative movement – one that would expand access to an equally addictive behavior – to stealthily gain momentum. It’s time for Spotlight to cut through the shadows and reveal the dangers of Illinois lawmakers’ intentions to legalize internet and sports gambling in our state.

Anita Bedell, Executive Director of ILCAAAP, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems, joins Monte Larrick to discuss the devastating effects gambling expansion will bring to the Land of Lincoln.… Continue Reading

Deceitful Lawmakers Seek to Silence Pro-Life Opposition

Written by Laurie Higgins

The stench from the swamp-dredged resolution sponsored by our Big Brothers and Sisters in Springfield and titled “Illinois Family Action-Hate Speech,” hangs over the General Assembly stinkin’ up the joint. For those unaware, this is the pernicious resolution riddled with bigoted language, non sequiturs, red herrings, and outright lies and intended to diminish the rights of IFI and IFA and other social conservatives to speak freely, assemble, and petition our government for the redress of grievances.… Continue Reading

Socialist Wave Hits Chicago Municipal Elections

Written by Timothy J. Dailey

America’s third largest city could soon have a major socialist legislative block at a time when most American cities have not elected any socialist politicians for generations. Residents of the Windy City woke up Wednesday morning to a dramatic shift in the political landscape after Tuesday’s municipal elections, with at least three council seats won by socialist candidates. The Chicago Democratic Socialists of America (CDSA) and United Working Families (UWF)–once considered “fringe” political parties–have joined in an alliance with the city’s progressive unions to create a budding powerhouse that promises to make radical changes in the city.… Continue Reading

CWA of Illinois: Radical Lawmakers Draft Bill Condemning Pro-Family Organization

Editor’s Note:
The Illinois chapter of Concerned Women of America sent the following
notice of solidarity out to their members in the state yesterday:

Written by Debbie Leininger
State Director, CWA of Illinois

Radical left lawmakers set their sights on the Illinois Family Institute/Illinois Family Action via an “official resolution” House Joint Resolution 55 that accuses the traditional family values organization of hate speech and other “bigoted” and hateful” stands. CWA of Illinois Stands with Illinois Family Institute/Illinois Family Action against this big government attempt to target political enemies.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Going on Offense with Pro-Life Candidates

Written by Benjamin Smith

We’ve all heard the jokes about a new motto for the state of Illinois. The two most popular options seem to be: “Illinois, where our politicians also make our license plates” and “Illinois, where our politicians go from the statehouse to the big house.” Sadly, there’s no denying that our state leadership is ethically-challenged, but our Spotlight guest believes it doesn’t have to remain that way.

David Avignone, Executive Director of Illinois Citizens for Ethics PAC, joins Monte Larrick and David Smith to explain how ethics and morality must go hand-in-hand, intrinsically linked to a respect for life.… Continue Reading

Republicans Ignore Abortion as a Wedge Issue

Written by Cal Skinner
McHenry County Blog – Former Illinois State Representative

In 2010 State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) lost the gubernatorial race to Pat Quinn by 31,834 votes–less than one percentage point. Brady took a pounding from the pro-abortion Personal PAC’s television ads starting in early August.

Unlike Bill Clinton in his 1992 contest against George Bush, Brady never responded when he was attacked. On the abortion issue, he stood there like a punching bag and took the blows.… Continue Reading

IL GOP Chairman Tim Schneider Needs To Resign

Written by Illinois Family Action

In the past couple months, much has been written about the future of the Illinois Republican Party. Our situation couldn’t be worse. After a vicious March Primary and disastrous losses in the November election, the Illinois Republican Party (IL GOP) remains divided, with leadership refusing to take responsibility for the current situation.

The IL GOP needs new leadership to unite the Bruce Rauner and Jeanne Ives factions of the Party and to stand behind our State and National Platforms if it hopes to interest and draw voters.… Continue Reading

Illinois’ Political Revolving Door

Chicago Has Stricter Revolving Door Lobbying Rules
than the Illinois General Assembly

Written by Cal Skinner
McHenry County Blog – Former Illinois State Representative

With the current budding scandals in Chicago, it’s hard to believe that the city council’s ethics rules are stricter than Springfield’s, but, that is the case.

Former Chicago Alderman Will Burns broke the revolving door rule which prohibits Aldermen from lobbying the city within a year after leaving office. He resigned, went to work for Airbnb and, before twelve months had elapsed, Burns called a city official on behalf of his new employer and appeared on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” to talk about the regulatory ordinance being considered by his former colleagues. … Continue Reading

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