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“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live…”

~Deuteronomy 30:19

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Defending Families

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

~Phil. 2:4

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Equipping The Body of Christ

“You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

~Matt. 5:14-16

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Religious Liberty

An individual’s civil rights of religious liberty and freedom of conscience should be affirmed and free from government interference.

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Man Up to Marriage
The benefits of marriage for men are substantial by every conceivable measure, including more money, a better sex life, and significantly better physical and mental health. Yet, many men remain ignorant of these benefits, a view seemingly promoted by popular culture.
By Micah Clark   |   02.17.18
Voter Guides Are Going Quickly – Order in Bulk Today!
Early Voting is already underway and the printed IFI Voter Guides are going fast!  In case you’re not aware, early voting has been proven to win elections for pro-family candidates! And every vote is valuable! If you haven’t yet placed a bulk order for Voter Guides, please give us a call at the IFI office today at (708) 781-9328 or click HERE to email us your order. These non-partisan Voter Guides comply with IRS guidelines and are legal for churches...
By Kathy Valente   |   02.17.18
Time to ABOLISH the Federal Gasoline Tax
One need not be a flaming states’ rights advocate to understand that something as local in nature as surface transportation can be dealt with more efficiently and effectively on the state and local levels. Which is why, if Trump wants to make America’s infrastructure great again, he should return the gas tax revenue and responsibility of transportation to the states rather than increasing the federal debt and pumping more money into the insane system that indirectly controls every pothole from Washington D.C., distorts proper planning and decision-making, and prevents local communities from debating their priorities.
School Shootings and Hope
The nation was rocked again this week by a recent school shooting in Florida. This incident makes it the eighth school shooting to result in injury or death in just the last seven weeks. Every time these events happen, pundits on both sides of the political aisle speculate and pontificate on the probable causes, and what could have been done to prevent it. Liberals rail against the NRA and call loudly for stricter gun control. Conservatives point to everything from...
By Israel Wayne   |   02.15.18
Webinar #2 on Legalization of Marijuana in Illinois
There is a tremendous amount of misinformation about today’s high potency marijuana. Overdose rates have increased in states that have legalized such as Colorado, which legalized ‘recreational” marijuana in 2014.  As a result of legalization, they’ve also seen significant increases in youth pot use, homelessness, and workers failing drug tests. That and the alarming number of hospitalizations and even deaths, plus car accident fatalities are on the rise from those driving under the influence of marijuana should give us pause...
By David E. Smith   |   02.14.18
Seven Reasons to Beware the Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says its primary mission is to fight hatred, teach tolerance, and seek justice. These are noble goals for most Americans, but this is not a noble organization. It is the exact opposite. Given the SPLC’s power and influence over the media and members of Congress, this once highly-regarded civil rights organization deserves fresh scrutiny. Here are seven reasons why the SPLC fails to serve the public interest:
Need Motivation for Reining in Government? Visit the Debt Clock
Well, it’s not breaking news, but it’s worth noting as President Donald Trump and Congress spar over spending that the national federal debt exceeds $20,000,000,000,000 and is rising by the minute. We’re using zeroes here instead of spelling out “trillion” to help get across the enormity of this liability that we are piling onto our children and grandchildren. Equally sobering is a visit to the, which tracks our rising debt at dizzying speed.  Introduced on Feb. 20, 1989 by...
By Robert Knight   |   02.13.18
Illinois State Pensions: Overpromised, Not Underfunded
Why is the Illinois Family Institute publishing another article about state government employee pensions? Because excessive taxes in Illinois are putting a strain on Illinois families -- and 25 percent of our state budget pays those overly-generous pensions. Now, policy experts Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner have provided yet more evidence that “A dramatic rise in pension benefits -- not funding shortfalls -- caused Illinois’ state pension crisis.”
By John Biver   |   02.12.18
The Walgreens Restroom Kerfuffle
In case you haven’t heard, Walgreens has revised its restroom-usage policy for patrons at the request of the ACLU of Southern California. No longer will restrooms correspond to objective, immutable biological sex. From now on, restroom usage will correspond to the subjective, internal, deeply held feelings of patrons about their maleness and/or femaleness. As I’ve written multiple times, we’re moving to a revolutionary cultural place in which there will be co-ed private spaces everywhere, which means no private spaces anywhere....
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.10.18
Legalizing Recreational Pot a Bad Idea for Illinois Employers
To some entrepreneurs (and even Illinois gubernatorial candidates), marijuana legalization is all the rage these days. We're promised "more tax money!", "less crime!" and "miraculous medicine!" 
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