Articles by Kathy Valente
Failing Schools in Illinois
By Kathy Valente   |   06.08.22
With thousands of your tax dollars being spent per student every year, government schools are academically failing the students who attend them. And what’s also troublesome is that the vast majority of teachers are rated proficient or excellent.
By Kathy Valente   |   06.04.22
A recent Gallop poll found that 7.1 percent of Americans now identify as LGBTQ. This is a 100 percent increase since 2012 and a 26 percent increase over 2021!

If you think that is bad, the news gets much worse...
“The Mind Polluters” Coming to Barrington and Channahon
By Kathy Valente   |   04.18.22
A powerful investigative documentary film about the graphic Comprehensive Sex Ed and Social Emotional Learning being forced on children of all ages through the public education system will be shown at three locations.  The Mind Polluters exposes the dark realities...
Pre-Order Your 2022 Voter Guides
By Kathy Valente   |   04.18.22
Illinois Family Institute will be printing a limited number of the 2022 Primary Election Voter Guides. As always, it will also be available on our website. The non-partisan IFI Voter Guide will help you learn more about the candidates on...
Lawmakers Want Employers to Hire Those Who Fail Drug Test?
By Kathy Valente   |   03.30.22
With nine days left before the end of session, state lawmakers are working long days to pass a bunch of unnecessary proposals. One proposal that we are very concerned about is HB 4116, which amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, the bill that legalized recreational marijuana in Illinois. This bill is deceptively worded, removing most of the safeguards that currently allow employers to refuse to hire and discipline employees who tested positive for THC - the psychoactive substance in marijuana.
Springfield Goes to Pot, Again and Again
By Kathy Valente   |   02.17.22
It appears that state lawmakers have decided to go for broke. Much of what's below was included in the original language of the "recreational" marijuana bill, but was removed to gather the votes needed to pass the bill, with the intention of adding it at a later time. They are intent on making a bad situation even worse.
File Witness Slip to Oppose Marijuana “Home Grows”
By Kathy Valente   |   02.15.22
Two years after legalizing “recreational” marijuana, some foolish lawmakers are sprinting ahead with legislation to allow for Illinoisans 21 and older to grow up to 5 marijuana plants in their home. The bill number is HB 4799 and is sponsored...
File Witness Slip in Support of HB 4126
By Kathy Valente   |   02.09.22
HB 4126 enhances a great program already underway in Illinois. It allows children who have qualified to receive a tuition scholarship through the Invest in Kids program eligible to renew first for the next school year.
Another Attempt to Access Your Private Medical Records
By Kathy Valente   |   01.31.22
Springfield state lawmakers are absolutely tone deaf. Can you believe that another Leftist has introduced yet another bill to make your private health records public when they are, and should remain, absolutely private? A little more than a week ago...
STOP Immunization Data Registry – HB 4244
By Kathy Valente   |   01.17.22
As if Illinois lawmakers aren't doing enough to control your life, they now want to track your vaccination status with a state immunization data registry.

HB 4244 is scheduled to be heard in the Human Services Committee on Wednesday at 9:00 AM. It is time to take ACTION!
Chicago’s Morning Answer Airs Shocking Content
By Kathy Valente   |   01.14.22
During their morning radio program on Thursday, hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson aired a segment in which they exposed how government school officials are corrupting the minds, bodies and souls of impressionable young people. In this 18 minute segment, they give several examples of just how depraved government schools have become...
Fast and Pray That Dobbs Will Unravel Roe v. Wade
By Kathy Valente   |   12.01.21
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks' gestation. This important case is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Center.
How Did They Vote in 2021?
By Kathy Valente   |   11.15.21
Over 7,000 bills have been introduced in this 102nd General Assembly during the first half of 2021. We have complied voting records for all 118 state representatives and 59 state senator on 12 (and in several cases, 13) bills that are on IFI's Opposed list.
Meet Pastor Courtney Lewis – “Voice of Truth” Awardee
By Kathy Valente   |   11.10.21
At the IFI Faith, Family, & Freedom banquet two weeks ago, we introduced our attendees to Pastor Courtney Lewis of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Pastor Lewis received the Voice of Truth Award because he models the courage to teach, promote, and speak of God’s moral law in today’s culture.
Opt Your Child Out of Radical Sex Ed Classes
By Kathy Valente   |   10.15.21
On August 20, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a comprehensive sex-ed bill that sexualizes your child and strips them of their innocence beginning in kindergarten. According to this law, all government schools that provide personal health and safety courses must align their curricula with the National Sex Education Standards, formulated by so-called "experts" who supposedly know what's best for your child: Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and GLSEN, among others. In other words, as these standards change, the Illinois sex ed curricula will change.
Kathy Valente
IFI Director of Operations
Kathy Valente

Kathy joined the IFI team as our Director of Operations in 2008. Previously, Kathy was the state director for Concerned Women for America for 4 years. But even before that, Kathy and Dave worked together as volunteer activists battling pornography and obscenity in the public square.

Kathy has consistently taken a stand for traditional Judeo-Christian values and has worked tirelessly to foster a wholesome environment for family living, advocating for high community standards.

Kathy recognizes that sexual immorality, pornography, obscenity, promiscuity, state sanctioned abortion and gambling threaten the moral fabric of our society. The well being of our communities, the strength of our families, and the hearts, minds, lives and souls of our children are at risk when traditional values and high community standards are abandoned.

Kathy was married to her late husband for over 31 years, is the mother of three adult children, grandmother of four and great grandmother of three.

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