Posts tagged: Springfield

SPOTLIGHT: Jeanne Ives on the Importance of the Lesser Magistrate

Written by David E. Smith

Where do we go from here? Our state is currently suffocating under the weight of massive debt and failed Democratic policies. Yet, former state representative Jeanne Ives says there is hope for Illinois conservatives. She suggests the Republican Party focus on promoting truth, electing conservatives to local governing bodies and boards, and insisting on competency from candidates and government – some TLC, if you will. Jeanne also details the three big issues on which Republicans must stand in unity and gives insight on the compensation Illinois taxpayers pay our public “servants” (warning, you might need to monitor your blood pressure).… Continue Reading

“Passing The Buck: The Demand for Principled Lesser Magistrates” (Illinois Family Spotlight #235)

Where do we go from here? Our state is currently suffocating under the weight of massive debt and failed Democratic policies. Yet, former state representative Jeanne Ives says there is hope for Illinois conservatives. She suggests the Republican Party focus on promoting truth, electing conservatives to local governing bodies and boards, and insisting on competency from candidates and government – some TLC, if you will. Jeanne also details the three big issues on which Republicans must stand in unity and gives insight on the compensation Illinois taxpayers pay our public “servants” (warning, you might need to monitor your blood pressure).… Continue Reading

“Watch and Pray: Previewing the 2020 Election” (Illinois Family Spotlight #223)

Election Week is finally here! On this edition of Spotlight, IFA Media Director Monte Larrick and IFA Executive Director David Smith look back at some of the outcomes, at both the state and national level, of the 2016 general and 2018 midterm elections. They consider various hopes and goals for a second Trump administration, as well as potential changes that might arise with a Biden administration. Closer to home, David and Monte also contemplate what the future might hold for the Illinois legislature and House Speaker Michael Madigan.Continue Reading

Draining the Swamp Begins Here at Home

Written by James Blair

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.… Continue Reading

“Get Out of Your Comfort Zone” (Illinois Family Spotlight #152)

On this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight, Monte Larrick solicited an interview from Tim Moore, the president of Springfield Right to Life. They discussed the impact Springfield Right to Life has made on their city, the enactment of abortion expansion, where Christian Illinoisans should go from here, and how pro-lifers should respond to sometimes violent assaults while protesting or witnessing outside abortion clinics.

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"Get Out of Your Comfort Zone" (Illinois Family Spotlight #152)
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A Spring 2019 Legislative Update {Part 1} (Illinois Family Spotlight #150)

Illinois State Rep Darren Bailey joined David Smith to discuss the legislature’s recent regressive accomplishments, if you can call them that, Rep Bailey’s personal conviction to run for office, and a very special event hosted by the “eastern block” conservatives coming up in late July.

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A Spring 2019 Legislative Update {Part 1} (Illinois Family Spotlight #150)
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