Category: Illinois Politics

Help 2 Rockford Pro-Family Candidates Get on the November Ballot

Rockford area conservatives have an opportunity to put TWO Republicans on the ballot for the November General Election: Paul Hofmann is running for the Illinois Senate in the 34th District and Kathie Hansen  is running for the Illinois House in the 67th District.

Their opponents’ (Steve Stadelman and Maurice West) voting records will shock you, and motivate you to help with this important effort!… Continue Reading

Why Do We Need the Illinois General Assembly if We Have a King?

Written by Abigail Ruth

The news in Illinois these days is grim to say the least. A few days ago Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a plan to ‘Restore’ Illinois that, if actually followed, will surely destroy whatever is left of both our God-given and constitutionally protected civil rights and our livelihoods. According to the governor, ‘normal’ will not return to Illinois until we have a vaccine or a drug that he deems “highly effective.”… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: COVID-19, Civil Rights & Public Policy

Written by David E. Smith

The effects of COVID-19 reach far beyond the realm of human health. In Spotlight this week Pastor Calvin Lindstrom and I consider Americans’ right of religious liberty vs. submission to governmental authorities, especially in light of restrictions on “non-essential,” in-person worship services and church gatherings. Should Christians be governed by Hebrews 10:25 or Romans 13 and what is a proper, biblical response to government overreach?… Continue Reading

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.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.… 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.… 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.… 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.… 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?… 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.… Continue Reading