Trafficking Expert and Survivor Speaks Out Against Repeal of Parental Notice of Abortion Act
By Christine Misner   |   04.12.21
During the spring General Assembly’s legislative session, Democrat state lawmakers introduced the Repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act (HB 1797 and SB 2190). Parents for the Protection of Girls hosted a press conference in opposition to the bill which...
Illinoisans Overwhelmingly Support Parental Notice for Minors Prior to Abortion
By Christine Misner   |   03.29.21
Democrat state lawmakers introduced the Repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act (HB 1797 and SB 2190) in the Illinois General Assembly’s spring legislative session. The bill would repeal the current law and allow minor females to obtain abortions without...
Peoria Homeschool Convention Offers Insight and a New Way for Parents
By Christine Misner   |   02.27.21
Many parents, and even grandparents, in Illinois might be giving homeschooling another look after the passage of controversial new teaching standards and proposed new sex education instruction beginning in kindergarten for public schools. The 2021 APACHE Homeschool Convention, to be held March 11-13 in Groveland, Illinois will provide information to families interested in homeschooling, offer advice to homeschooling veterans, and include practical workshops for those at all levels.
Gardner: Stop Big Tech and Big Businesses Silencing of Conservative Voices
By Christine Misner   |   01.28.21
Following the January 6th lawlessness at the Capitol in Washington D.C., Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account and thousands of other conservative users began reporting their accounts were suspended or they had lost large numbers of followers. The migration...
Abortion Nightmare Closure
By Christine Misner   |   01.15.21
The Office of the Indiana Attorney General (OAG) has completed its final report into former Illinois resident and late abortionist, Ulrich Klopfer. In 2016, Klopfer’s license to practice medicine in Indiana, where he had three clinics, was revoked. Following his...
Rape-Kit Backlog Increases Despite Politicians’ Efforts
By Christine Misner   |   12.22.20
Many government officials and progressives in Illinois like to tout the state as being a leader in championing the women’s rights. In April 2020, a report in the Chicago Tribune showed a shocking backlog of rape kits waiting to be tested by the Illinois State Police. Women across the state have suffered for years while waiting for the DNA of their attackers to be tested in hopes of having their cases solved and their violators brought to justice. Since that report brought the problem to the public’s attention, the ISP has made progress, but there are many kits still to be tested with more rape crimes adding to that number.
Red Cross Called Out For ‘Misleading’ Climate & Disaster Claims
By Christine Misner   |   11.25.20
The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) called out the International Red Cross for releasing what it calls a “grossly misleading” report on climate change. The Red Cross report claims the number of climate and weather-related disasters have increased by 35% since 1990, when a UN report released in October shows climate-related disasters have declined by 15 percent in the last 20 years.
White Paper: Marijuana Use Causes Brain Damage in Teens
By Christine Misner   |   11.17.20
Since January, when the recreational use of marijuana became legal in Illinois, state-licensed stores have sold more than $500 million worth of the drug. Illinois is one of 15 states plus the District of Columbia that have legalized recreational use of the drug. In 1996 California legalized the medical marijuana. Nearly a quarter century later, 36 states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia now permit it. Over this period marijuana use has become acceptable in most of the United States. But has this acceptance brought harm to young people?
Black Pro-Life Coalition Calls on Government to Investigate Planned Parenthood for Racial Discrimination
By Christine Misner   |   10.30.20
Planned Parenthood has been called out by the National Black Pro-Life Coalition for “systemic racism” and targeting pregnant Black women in a racial discrimination claim filed against the organization. This network of Pro-Life and Pro-Family organizations wants the federal government to “investigate and hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their continuing violations of civil rights laws as their services have had a tremendously negative and lasting impact on Black women and children--and overall, the Black family.”
Graham Calls for Prayer and Fasting this Sunday, Oct. 25th
By Christine Misner   |   10.21.20
Nearly a month after calling Christians to the nation’s capital for a prayer march, Franklin Graham is calling on them again, this time to join him for a day of prayer and fasting. The IFI board of directors and staff will heed this call, and we intentionally fast and pray for our state and nation this Sunday.
Human Trafficking, Humanity, and History
By Christine Misner   |   09.24.20
In recent years some organizations and movements on the left have placed a greater emphasis on the role of slavery in our nation’s past. To their view, this “original” sin surrounding the nation’s beginnings cast a permanent pall that cannot ever be overcome. Black Lives Matter (BLM) and The 1619 Project are two of the most prominent examples of this, but neither seek to engage and end slavery for its present-day victims.
Illinois State Board of Elections Sued for Failing to Provide Requested Voter Data
By Christine Misner   |   09.23.20
As Election Day November 3 nears tensions in the country continue to run high. The candidates, parties, and voters are expressing worry over mail-in balloting which is being promoted over in-person voting due to the recent pandemic. In the midst of this unease, the Illinois Conservative Union (ICU), along with Judicial Watch, have filed suit against the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Rev. Graham Calls Christians to D.C. For Prayer March
By Christine Misner   |   09.09.20
Rev. Franklin Graham is calling Christians to Washington, D.C. September 26 for a national prayer march to ask God to save the country from the perilous situation its currently facing. Issues include the effects of COVID-19, nationwide protests and rioting, and the upcoming national elections.
It’s Looting, Not Reparations
By Christine Misner   |   08.21.20
In the early morning hours of August 9th, looters ransacked stores along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Known for its high-end retail shops, the 13-block stretch along North Michigan Avenue filled with people quickly descending into chaos and overwhelming the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

Early reports claimed the rioting and protests were in response to police shooting and killing a child Sunday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood. That was quickly proven false when police reported the actual incident involved a shootout with a 20-year-old man who was wounded, but not fatally, and had fired first at officers in an hours-long standoff.
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton Calls Out 1619 Project for Revisionism
By Christine Misner   |   08.07.20
The 1619 Project has been controversial since its publication by the New York Times a year ago. While many on the left have praised it, with Oprah Winfrey even announcing plans to adapt the project into a television series, historians...
Christine Misner
Christine Misner

Christine Misner grew up in northeastern Missouri, but now lives and works in central Illinois. She loves to write, travel, and discuss politics. You can follow her on Twitter @LCMisner.

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