Category: Illinois Politics

14th Congressional District Endorsement: James Marter

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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?

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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?… Continue Reading

105th District Endorsement: David Paul Blumenshine

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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.… Continue Reading

Mary Miller’s Open Letter to Pastors & Church Leaders

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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

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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

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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

SPOTLIGHT: Lobby Your Lawmakers

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Written by David E. Smith

If you’ve ever wondered how best to effectively communicate with your state representatives and senators, this edition of Spotlight will be of special interest to you!

In a presentation at the 2019 SpeakOut Illinois conference, former state representative Peter Breen gives us an insider’s view of the life of a legislator and offers valuable tips for interacting with those individuals who are hard against an issue, hard in favor of an issue, or “neutral.”… Continue Reading

Illinois Poised to be Leader in Freedom Caucus Freshmen

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Written by Paul Hurst    

Finally, Illinois can lead in something positive: sending the most Freedom Caucus freshmen to U.S. Congress in 2020. I’m referring to Jeanne Ives, James Marter and Mary Miller.

Jeanne Ives nearly overturned the multi-million dollar status-quo machine in Illinois’ gubernatorial primary in 2018. With her support now concentrated on the Illinois’ 6th District, she stands to take the seat held by radical Democrat, Sean Casten and turn it right side up.… Continue Reading

Old Fashioned and Modern Day Election Fraud

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Written by Jane Ryan Carrell

Let’s look at some of the early forms of election fraud.  A historian might tell us of elections two centuries ago, but we won’t go back that far. Instead, let’s consider forms of fraud practiced in Chicago in the Richard J. Daley era: the fifties, sixties and early seventies. Daley died of a heart attack Dec. 20, 1976 at the age of 74, after being elected in 1975 for his sixth 4-year term, holding office until his death.… Continue Reading

Arrogant and Immature Response from Illinois Progressive Lawmakers

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Written by Laurie Higgins

If Illinoisans need any more evidence of the utter disdain that “progressive” members of the General Assembly have for voters, here’s the email Illinois Family Institute (IFI) received from 16 state representatives in response to our voter survey which is sent to all candidates running for state offices:

Dear Illinois Family Institute,

Please accept this as our response to your candidate survey.… Continue Reading