We are displeased to report that this week our state lawmakers passed a 700+ page police “reform” bill. This piece of legislation was passed in the final hours of the lame duck session of the 101st General Assembly. The proposal was approved by the Illinois Senate just before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday with a vote of 32-23, and approved by the Illinois House with a 60-50 vote the next day, just an hour before the inauguration of the new 102nd General Assembly.
According to an article in The Daily Journal, state lawmakers failed to work with law enforcement officials …
On July 29th, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced new COVID-19 restrictions on youth sports statewide for the upcoming school year. Starting August 15, only “low-risk” sports like tennis, baseball, cross country, swimming and golf will be allowed, but “medium” and “high” risk sports, including football, wrestling, soccer and competitive cheering will not be allowed. The governor’s office released a list of sports ranked in terms of their risk for COVID-19 transmittal.
During his coronavirus update last Wednesday, Gov. Pritzker explained,
This isn’t news that anyone wants to hear. But this virus remains dangerous to kids and parents and grandparents, teachers
Late last week, Illinois Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney of Clay County ruled in a lawsuit that “all citizens of Illinois” are free from Governor JB Pritzker's tyrannical orders. This comes after arguably unethical tactics by the Illinois Attorney General to delay the case by trying to remove it to federal court, and the United States Department of Justice filing a Statement of Interest in the case in support of Bailey’s lawsuit.
Posted in Illinois Politics
Tagged ab initio, Coronavirus, COVID–19, Darren Bailey, Greg Bishop, Illinois Department of Health Ac, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, JB Pritzker, lock-down, Michael McHaney, Thomas DeVore, WMAY
A suit to enjoin the Grundy County State’s Attorney and Sheriff from enforcing Governor JB Pritzker’s worship restrictions has been filed by a local church. The continuing worship restrictions are contained in Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-32. Pastor Gionvennatti is seeking court protection to ensure that all citizens’ constitutional rights are affirmed without question and that religious liberties are not ever again infringed by egregious government overreach.
Just hours after sending out an email to the IFI Prayer Team, we received word that Gov. J.B. Pritzker had lifted all restrictions on churches in the state. Peoria area attorney Brian Heller put the development more succinctly:
We won, or more accurately, the Gov. retreated from the field of battle facing likely humiliation.
The Illinois Constitution grants neither the governor or the IDPH the power to suspend the Bill of Rights in the Illinois constitution. The Illinois Constitution grants neither the governor or IDPH any emergency powers to deny us our constitutionally protected rights. The governor has no lawful authority aside from what is granted by the Illinois State Constitution.
If the Governor’s Order prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people in a room, or his subsequent “stay at home” order, has resulted in embers of your church being unable to worship; typical events like funerals, marriages, baptisms being unable to proceed; or substantial financial losses due to decline in donations and if you sincerely believe that restarting in-person church meetings is essential to your church’s ministry, we would like to talk to you about filing a law suit on your behalf.
You know the saying that is often meant for children, “Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile.” Well, it also applies to liberal ‘big government’ activists and power-hungry lawmakers.
Posted in Marijuana
Tagged David Welter, Domestic abuse, JB Pritzker, LGBT History Mandate, Marcus Evans, marijuana, Michael Zalewski, Recreational Marijuana, Sonya Harper, suicide, Theresa Mah
Illinois law only grants the governor emergency authority for a period of 30 days, the extensions of Gov. Pritzker's "stay-at-home" order, which closes businesses and forbids church services and assemblies in excess of ten citizens, constitutes an overreach of executive authority. Thankfully, State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) took Gov. Pritzker to court over this very issue and won an important decision that may lead to a definitive strike-down of the governor's dangerous precedent.
On March 9, 2020, Governor JB Pritzker declared every county in Illinois is a disaster area. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act (20 ILCS 3305/7) allows the Governor to proclaim a disaster exists, by which he can give himself authority under the Act to exercise certain emergency powers.
The most noteworthy of the powers he has exercised is the power to control the movement of persons within a disaster area, and the power to control and restrict the use, sale, or distribution of goods and services.
As the Coronavirus pandemic wears on, government officials have shut down schools and businesses while stressing social distancing. The work continues to get personal protective equipment (PPE) into the hands of medical personnel with even elective surgeries canceled for the foreseeable future. However, the pandemic hasn’t slowed down the abortion industry.
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Abortion, Angela Michael, Fairview Heights, Greg Abbott, Guttmacher Institute, Hope Clinic, JB Pritzker, Jennifer Welch, Metro East St. Louis, Planned Parenthood, SCOTUS, Small Victories Pregnancy Outreach
In the midst of the COVID-19 craziness, it is alarming to recognize there are many who are willing to use our current health crisis for their own gain and/or agenda. As these snollygosters and media types grandstand, I cannot help but think of Rahm Emanuel’s infamous quote, “never let a crisis go to waste.”
Ironically, Emanuel first used that phrase in 2008 during the nation’s financial crash and then again last week in response to our nation’s coronavirus emergency. Is it a repackaging of one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, in which he writes “in the …
Posted in Illinois Politics
Tagged Abortion, Coronavirus, Gambling expansion, gasoline tax, JB Pritzker, LGBT History Mandate, minimum wage, Rahm Emanuel, rainy-day fund, Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky, SB 25
Mandated Vaccines & the “LGBTQ” Agenda
A troubling trend is occurring in Illinois. It has happened mostly in the background but has become visible with the introduction of two new proposed laws concerning vaccines. If these proposed laws were to take effect, vaccines would be mandated by the state without religious exception. In addition, these bills apply to public and private schools, including Christian private schools and homeschools. Especially egregious would be the mandate for children to receive the HPV vaccine, a vaccine to protect a person from a sexually transmitted disease. Furthermore, and perhaps even more shocking, if …
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Sexuality
Tagged ACLU, DCFS, HB 4870, HPV vaccine, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Immunizations, JB Pritzker, John Locke, Parental Rights, SB 3668, STDs
The 2020 session of the Illinois General Assembly is now underway in Springfield. Our state lawmakers are introducing new proposals, adding to the 6,000+ bills that were introduced in the first half of the session (2019). IFI’s top concern is stopping the effort to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. In a recent email, the anti-life Personal PAC told their supporters that their
key goals in 2020 will be repealing dangerous anti-choice legislation and safeguarding reproductive rights for future generations. With that in mind, in the next few months, Personal PAC will be focused on:
- Repealing the Parental Notice
Posted in Faith
Tagged Bill Brady, Charles Schumer, Don Harmon, Donald Trump, Downs Syndrome, JB Pritzker, Jim Durkin, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Madigan, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Parental Notice of Abortion Act
Is there a connection to our high taxes, political corruption, pension debt, radical abortion expansion, LGBT indoctrination and many other foolish policies? We believe there is, and a recent abortion-related law may be partly to blame.