In advance of this Saturday’s March for Life Chicago, Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League joined Monte Larrick to talk about the 2020 rally, march, and convention. Eric explains why a mass gathering of visible and vocal pro-life individuals is so important in a state with such a huge disconnect between the majority of citizens who espouse pro-life beliefs and a legislature that is determined to make Illinois the abortion capitol of the nation.
01.08.20
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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:
01.07.20
For the past twenty years, I have followed reports of election fraud, a phenomenon the mainstream media will assure you BARELY exists. It seems the major political parties have widely differing viewpoints on the very nature of voting. Should voting really be as easy as buying a Snickers bar? Or should it be a bit more like cashing a check in a grocery store? Is it appropriate to demand identification of a person seeking to cast a vote? Is requiring an ID from a voter, or checking his signature against his registration tantamount to “voter suppression?”
01.06.20
The 1912 Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois Volume 2 describes Sangamon County, home of Springfield as the “...low swamp lands in Sangamon County, and the green coated stagnant ponds that stood from year to year, filling the atmosphere with so much malaria that almost every man, woman, and child in the county were more or less afflicted with chills and fever...”  Here in 2020 the physical swamp is gone, but a bureaucratic swamp remains stifling the growth of Illinois.
01.03.20
The conclusions of a recent Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) paper were misinterpreted and misreported by some as claiming that Republicans would lose twenty-four seats in states that voted for Donald Trump as a result of the 2020 census. What the study actually said was that because we count legal non-citizens and illegal aliens in the Census for population (which determines how representation is apportioned), the cumulative effects of that are that Democrats have twenty-four more seats than they otherwise would’ve had we never counted non-citizens and illegals in the first place.
01.02.20
The theme for Illinois Family Institute’s recent fall banquet was boldness, and our theme verse highlights that quality: “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1). Boldness is exemplified by courage, confident strength, resolute purpose, and wisdom that expresses itself with measured words and actions.
01.01.20

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01.01.20
2019 found the Democratic party in the United States trying to out-do each other in terms of how radical and progressive they could sound. On the issue of abortion, it seems that many leading Democrats have never found an unborn baby they aren’t willing to have killed.
12.30.19
The articles of impeachment are as thin as the farinaceous gruel served in Oliver Twist. They stand or fall not on a phone call, not on a “scheme,” and not on whether Trump pressured Ukraine to open an investigation into the Bidens. They stand only on why Trump pressed for the investigation—his intent.
12.28.19
As we prepare to greet a new year – and a new decade – it is fitting that we also take a look back at the issues and events that were at the heart of IFI’s work this year. Kathy Valente, IFI Director of Operations and Mary Nieves, IFI Development Officer, join the energetic Spotlight duo of David Smith and Monte Larrick for a recap of 2019. They discuss new, regressive legislation (specifically the legalization of recreational marijuana and extreme pro-abortion legislation), increased taxation, corruption, and ethics reform, as well as the success of the spring pro-life rally in Springfield and our very informative Worldview Conference on “Trans” Ideology.
12.27.19
In today’s Democratic Party, anything goes—from applauding parents who encourage their children to reject their God-given identity and mutilate their young bodies, to bizarrely championing “abortion rights for trans-females,” to now happily supporting the dangerous do-it-yourself abortion method known as the abortion pill.
12.26.19