Posts tagged: Chicago

Out-of-Control Violence and Chaos in Chicago

Written by David E. Smith

On Monday morning we were greeted with more alarming news from the City of Chicago: 100 people arrested and 13 Chicago Police Officers injured after groups of rioters unleashed chaos, smashed windows, and looted stores. They targeted Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city’s downtown. That news comes in addition to the “other” news that at least 35 people were shot and 3 killed in weekend gang violence.… Continue Reading

The Chicago Funeral Shooting Shows Yet Again How Black Lives Don’t Matter to Politicians

Written by Daniel Horowitz

Where are all the frantic press releases from every corporation in America amid the worst mass shooting of black people in Chicago’s recent memory? Where are the protests? The demands for more prison time? More cops? Or, if you only get your news from superficial corporate media sources, perhaps you don’t know what I’m talking about.… Continue Reading

“Chicago March for Life 2020: Life Empowers” (Illinois Family Spotlight #183)

Recent abortion legislation have had no effect on the energy of setbacks for the Illinois life movement, in fact it seems to have had quite the opposite effect. Despite unfavorable weather, over nine thousand people marched for life on January 11 essentially saying we as a pro-life movement might be down, but we are not out. This edition of spotlight features the various speeches from the rally.… Continue Reading

Chicago’s Clues for the 2020 Democrats

Written by Michael Barone

There was a record-sized field of candidates containing as many women as men. Their surnames ranged from the long familiar to the novel and exotic; they had multiple racial and ethnic backgrounds, and at least one gay candidate was in the running. This sounds like the ever-expanding list of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but it’s also a description of the field in last month’s primary election for mayor of Chicago.… Continue Reading

Left-Wing Mayor Wants to Trade Addictions for Revenue

Written by David E. Smith

Addictions to help mitigate decades of irresponsible political spending? It’s preposterous, but that is out-going left-wing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s prescription to reduce (not solve) the nagging pension crisis.

Emanuel and others like him think that hooking Illinois citizens into vices like marijuana and casino gambling is a legitimate way to realize new revenue sources. Of course, ill-gotten gains from dope and gambling are inadequate in-and-of-themselves and require spendthrift politicians to increase our gasoline tax by 20-30 cent per gallon to feed their insatiable spending habits.… Continue Reading

“The Root of Chicago’s Poverty and Violence” (Illinois Family Spotlight #112)

Star Parker, the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), recently attended a summit for Chicago leaders and clergy trying to find solutions for violence and poverty in Chicago. Monte Larrick got the opportunity to converse with her about the solutions to poverty and violence in Chicago proposed by the city’s current leaders, what role should the Christian church play in the solution, is the government part of the problem or the ansr, school choice, the term anti-abortion vs.… Continue Reading

Frustrated Illinois Manufacturer Flees to Indiana’s ‘Affordable Shore’ Next Door

From the Chicago City Wire

The president of a company that moved from Illinois to Indiana said recently on a Chicago radio talk show that he looks back on Illinois and hopes one day the state will get its act together.

“It’s kind of a double-edge sword,” Hoist Lifttruck President Vincent Flaska said during a recent edition of “Illinois Rising.”

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“Kids These Days…” (Illinois Family Spotlight #020)

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Monte and Dave are joined by Andrew Willis and John Kristof, Junior Fellows at the Illinois Family Institute. The two take their experiences at secular and Christian universities to express what it means to be a young Christian conservative today, and they discuss how millennials interact with politics and society.

We’d love to hear from you! Email us at feedback@ifiaction.org… Continue Reading

Keeping up with the Crawfords (Illinois Family Spotlight #012)

il_family-spotlight_125x125Drs. Hiram and Jaronda Crawford visited Illinois Family Action earlier this week and were kind enough to join Dave and Monte on a special episode of Illinois Family Spotlight.  The Crawfords discuss the upcoming election and their recent efforts to promote pro-life policies and values in Chicago.

We’d love to hear from you!  Email us at feedback@ifiaction.org.

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Chicago in 1932 and Milwaukee Today

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Written by Micah Clark

There is a perception that Chicago was a war zone during the time of Al Capone and alcohol prohibition.  Not long ago, I watched a Jimmy Stewart movie based upon a true story of a person falsely convicted of killing a police officer in 1932.  The 1948 movie began with an attempt to shock the audience by reminding them of that “most violent year in Chicago history” in which one person died from a gunshot each day of the year.… Continue Reading