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The Illinois Family Spotlight podcast will highlight a specific cultural or political issue of which our listeners should be aware. Our discussions will be informed by a biblical worldview that will help expose the lies and distortions promulgated within secular culture. We will be interviewing policy experts and scholars whose knowledge and insights will help listeners form a wiser worldview.

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Category: Spotlight

Frederick Walls for All, and All For Frederick! (Illinois Family Spotlight #325

In this episode, Pastor Ceasar Leflore (field director of Public School Exit) and David Smith interview Frederick Walls, candidate for the 34th district of Illinois.

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40 Days Now More Than Ever (Illinois Family Spotlight #324)

This episode we have guests Ricki Giersch and Catherine Walker of 40 Days for life, along with a special guest from the WaterLeaf Women’s Center.

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Claim Your Vote (Illinois Family Spotlight #323)

Monte Larrick asks Illinois Conservative Union champion Jan Shaw how to ensure that your vote counts on November 8th.

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Diane Harris for the 43rd (Illinois Family Spotlight #322)

David Smith and Monte Larrick sit down with state Senate candidate Diane Harris. Harris is running for the 43rd district and you can find her at dianeharrisforstatesenate.com.

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Dr. Erwin Lutzer: We Will Not Bow (Illinois Family Spotlight #321)

“Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.”
~excerpt of a prayer from Sir Francis Drake

Dr. Erwin Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of the Moody Church in Chicago and was Illinois Family Institute’s keynote speaker at our 2021 annual banquet.… Continue Reading

Pat Bonk for Illinois House (Illinois Family Spotlight #320)

In this episode we interview Patricia Bonk, Republican Candidate for 30th House District. Patricia Bonk uses her unique experience as an ER nurse and firefighter to address important issues like public safety, abortion, property taxes, school reform, child protection, voting integrity, and SB 1169.

Giving voters an option for reform, Patricia Bonk is challenging returning Democrat Will Davis. Hear how Davis supported several harmful bills and ignored voters; and is now being held accountable by Patricia Bonk!… Continue Reading

Rescuing Our Children This School Year (Illinois Family Spotlight #319)

Thanks for making Illinois Family Spotlight part of your day. Government school students are exposed to x-rated sex ed, hate America history, and godless, leftist ideology. And to top it off, a lot of these taxpayer funded schools are graduating kids who lack math, science and reading skills–even in high income districts.

IFI believes there is a better way to educate our kids, and that’s why we’ve launched Rescuing our Children: a government school exit action plan.… Continue Reading

How You Can Stand Against Government Tyrants (Illinois Family Spotlight #318)

Written by Lynn Bowman Tabb

“Information is power” and the Medical Freedom vs. Medical Tyranny Forum hosted by Illinois Family Institute was clearly an evening of empowerment! Attended by an estimated 500 people–young and old alike–the audience, rapt with attention, benefitted from the insights of Dr. Simone Gold*, MD,FD, founder of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS).

In her presentation on May 17, 2022, Dr. Gold provided energy-packed insight around this idea penned by Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, ironically on January 6, 1816:

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

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HSLDA and Illinois (Illinois Family Spotlight #317)

Way back in June, the Illinois Christian Home Educators Conference occurred, and when Monte Larrick attends, you know the folks worth interviewing will be interviewed. This episode features one of said interviews.

As an HSLDA staff attorney, Dan Beasely assists individual homeschooling families and advocates for homeschool freedom in 13 states. He regularly corresponds with school officials, college admissions staff, legislators, and government agencies regarding the legality and effectiveness of homeschooling and represents families who face legal challenges to their right to homeschool.… Continue Reading

The “Family Planning” of Illinois (Illinois Family Spotlight #316)

The state of Illinois has received 5.4 million from the Department of Health and Human Services that will assist and expand access to “family planning” services. Our Illinois legislature and Planned Parenthood join gov. Pritzker in hailing this advance in “beneficial” programs for our state. To respond, Monte Larrick asks Scott Phelps to weigh in on the matter, as well as other topics. Scott Phelps is the executive director of A&M Partnership, and works closely with IFA to bring common sense morality back to our schools.… Continue Reading