Category: Illinois Politics

DuPage Township Local Election Recommendations

Members of the staff and the board of directors of Illinois Family Action have been vetting candidates throughout the state, looking to endorse good Christian conservative candidates for school boards, library districts and more.

We have some great recommendations for you in DuPage Township for the upcoming Consolidated Election. We recommend the “We Care” Republican slate of candidates for DuPage Township positions.… Continue Reading

Ela Township Local Election Recommendations

Members of the staff and the board of directors of Illinois Family Action have been vetting candidates throughout the state, looking to endorse good Christian conservative candidates for school boards, library districts and more.

We have some great recommendations for you in Ela Township for the upcoming Consolidated Election. We recommend the “Serving Ela” slate of candidates for Township Positions and for Ela Area Public Library Trustees, we recommend the top four listed on your ballot.… Continue Reading

U.S. Representative Mary Miller Defends Husband, Cautions Conservative Christians

Written By Christine Misner

U.S. Representative Mary Miller (R-Effingham) is defending her husband, Illinois State Representative Chris Miller (R-Oakland), from claims by “progressive” caucus Illinois Democrats that he violated his oath of office by attending the January 6 rally held by former President Donald J. Trump in Washington, DC. She claimed his critics are targeting conservative Christians.

The Millers are Christians who attend Oakland Christian Church in Oakland, Illinois, where she teaches Sunday school and Vacation Bible School.… Continue Reading

As Criminals Take Advantage of Hands-Off Justice System, Feds Clamp Down on Political Prisoners

Written by Daniel Horowitz

For the past decade, I’ve been trying to raise awareness about the harms of the weak-on-crime policies being advocated by both parties. As crime continues to surge, even the most violent career criminals are released on little or no bail, a growing phenomenon that is responsible for most of the violent crimes committed in the country.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Eric Wallace on Woke Teaching Standards in Illinois

Written by Benjamin Smith

The Illinois State Board of Education has approved the proposed “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards” amendment, and on February 16, JCAR (Illinois’ Joint Committee on Administrative Rules) will vote on its ratification. Dr. Eric Wallace joins Monte Larrick to explain why adopting these “standards” will shift the focus from teaching foundational academics and fostering critical thinking skills to promoting Critical Race Theory and “woke” perspectives that dismiss objective truth.… Continue Reading

Southern Illinois GOP Chairs, Others Condemn Rep. Kinzinger’s Statements on Trump

Written by Christine Misner

U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16th) upset many of his fellow Republicans around the country with the statements he’s made about former President Donald J. Trump in recent weeks. Perhaps none more so than the county chairman of 36 southern Illinois regional Republican Party committees who issued a letter condemning Kinzinger for his actions including calling for the impeachment of President Trump and failing to support the president’s claims of election fraud.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: “Comply, Conform, or Consequences”

Written by David E. Smith

The Democratic Party is firmly in control of both federal and Illinois government – now what do we do? Former Illinois state representative, Jeanne Ives, addresses that question in part two of our Spotlight conversation (listen to part one here). We discuss an alarming proposal by liberal, secular Democrats to “restore constitutional secularism and patriotic pluralism” and Jeanne details how we can and must fight against this assault on religious freedom.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Jeanne Ives on the Importance of the Lesser Magistrate

Written by David E. Smith

Where do we go from here? Our state is currently suffocating under the weight of massive debt and failed Democratic policies. Yet, former state representative Jeanne Ives says there is hope for Illinois conservatives. She suggests the Republican Party focus on promoting truth, electing conservatives to local governing bodies and boards, and insisting on competency from candidates and government – some TLC, if you will.… Continue Reading

After 37 Years, Illinois Democrats Elect a New House Speaker

Written by Hon. Jeanne Ives

Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) is no longer the Speaker of the Illinois House. He has been replaced by State Representative Emanuel Chris Welch (D-Winchester). I would withhold the applause or hope that things in Illinois will change.

First, Welch has been a reliable ally of Madigan since Welch was first elected in 2013.

Second, Welch saved Madigan from investigation by an Illinois House panel.

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SPOTLIGHT: Like Arrows In the Hand of a Warrior

Written by Monte Larrick

Finally, 2020, the year many have proclaimed the Worst. Year. Ever, nears the finish line. Joining us for the last podcast of this extraordinary year is Ben Smith, the producer of Spotlight. Ben is a 20-year-old college sophomore, part-time employee of IFI and IFA, and the son of Executive Director, David Smith. Follow Ben on Twitter @realbs19.… Continue Reading