Illinois Politics
Bill to Ban Same-Sex Attraction Counseling Fails!
Late yesterday afternoon, the Illinois House voted 44 to 51 to reject HB 5569, a legislative proposal by State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) that would have allowed the government to usurp the rights of parents and their children to get the kind of help they want to change unwanted same-sex attraction.
Illinois House Passes Another Bullying Bill
By David E. Smith   |   04.10.14
How did they vote? This afternoon, the Illinois House voted 64 to 43 to pass HB 5707, a completely unnecessary proposal...
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UPDATE:  POLST Bill Passes in Illinois Senate
By David E. Smith   |   04.03.14
How did they vote? Earlier this afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 34-18 with one voting present to pass SB 3076, a...
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Judge, State AG Stepping Over the Line on Illinois Marriage Law
By Charlie Butts   |   03.10.14
A traditional values group in Illinois maintains certain state officials aren’t only usurping the legislative process when it comes to...
Chicago Pastor Speaks Out Against Modern Portrayals of Black History
By Monte Larrick   |   02.27.14
Monte Larrick reports on how a prominent minister in the Chicago area says some government schools in Illinois are failing to stress the positives when it comes to teaching "Black History."
Marriage Redefinition Passes in the House
Sixty-one state representatives in the Illinois House cave in to pressure from Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and the LGBTQ lobby.
Remain Firm and Resist
By Rev. Michael S. Heath   |   10.22.13
In the late 1980′s God placed me at the Christian Civic League of Maine.  Formed in 1897 by clergy, laymen...
One Week to Defend Marriage Lobby Day
By David E. Smith   |   10.16.13
As a father of six children, I often wonder what Illinois will be like in twenty years.  What will it...
Headed Back to Springfield
By David E. Smith   |   10.14.13
The work to stop the redefinition of marriage (SB10) is not just about defending God’s institution of marriage. It’s about...
Broad Legal Precedents Support Illinois Gay Marriage Ban
Yesterday, Thomas More Society special counsel Paul Linton argued before Judge Sophia Hall in support of the Thomas More Society's motion to dismiss two lawsuits brought by homosexual activists, represented by the ACLU and Lambda Legal, challenging the constitutionality of Illinois marriage law, reserving marriage to one man and one woman.
U.S. House Votes to Ban Late Term Abortions
By David E. Smith   |   06.19.13
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-196 on a bill to protect unborn children nationwide during the last four months of pregnancy, when they are capable of experiencing excruciating pain when they are aborted. The bill is called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), and it's chief sponsor is U.S. Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ).
Illinois Senate Passes Sex Ed Bill
By David E. Smith   |   05.22.13
This afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 37 to 21 to pass HB 2675. See the official voting record of how your state senator voted by clicking HERE to download it or look at the chart below. It is interesting to note that Democratic Senators Gary Forby (Benton) and Bill Haine (Alton) joined all 19 Senate Republicans who voted against this proposal.
Take Action on these Gambling Bills!
By Anita Bedell   |   05.09.13
Take Action:  The following bills passed in the Illinois House
Illinois Senate Approves Massive Gambling Expansion
By David E. Smith   |   05.02.13
SB 1739 — a bill to expand gambling with five new casinos in Chicago, Rockford, Danville, Park City and a location in the south suburbs as well as video slot machines at racetracks and in Chicago airports — now moves to the Illinois House for consideration.
Marijuana as “Medicine” Passes in the Illinois House
By David E. Smith   |   04.20.13
How did they vote? The Illinois House of Representatives approved “Medical Cannabis” (HB 1) Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 61–57.  This...
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