Cutting Through the Fog of Marijuana
By David E. Smith   |   01.06.20
What was Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and...
They Were Warned
By Kathy Valente   |   12.06.19
Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was contradicted by the facts, and...
Palatine Considers Banning Marijuana Sales – And You Can Help!
12.05.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Elected officials in the Village of Palatine are considering a ban on limiting drug traffic and marijuana sales within village limits. We hope and pray that they will seriously consider an ordinance...
Sangamon County Considers Ban on Marijuana Businesses
11.09.19
Sangamon County Board members will vote this Tuesday evening on a proposal to opt unincorporated portions of the county out of marijuana business, trafficking and sales. It is imperative that local officials hear from pro-family residents, especially the clergy in support of this common sense action! They need to hear your concerns about the consequences of marijuana business and sales in the area.
Your Voice Needed in Morris
10.25.19
We want to encourage you to come to the Morris City Council meeting on October 7 at 7 p.m. to voice your opposition to the sale of recreational marijuana in our area.
Arlington Heights Considers Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales
10.09.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Elected officials in the Village of Arlington Heights are considering a ban on limiting drug traffic and marijuana sales within village limits. We hope and pray that they will seriously consider an...
Will The Village of Crete Consider a Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales?
10.06.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Elected officials in the Village of Crete have not yet addressed passing an ordinance to limit drug traffic and prohibit marijuana retail businesses from setting up shop in Crete. It is imperative...
Pot Stores Coming to St. Charles?
09.11.19
Elected officials in the City of St. Charles recently voted (6-3) to move ahead to approve marijuana retail sales, with plans to allow one recreational pot shop east of the river and one west of the river. However, they have NOT voted to approve this yet, and are having a PUBLIC HEARING next Tuesday, September 17th at 7 PM at the St. Charles City Hall (2 E. Main St.) to hear from the public about whether St. Charles should allow businesses to sell recreational marijuana.
Oswego Officials Consider Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales
09.10.19
Elected officials in the Village of Oswego have been considering a ban on limiting drug traffic and marijuana sales within village limits. We hope and pray that they will seriously consider an ordinance that would prohibit marijuana retail businesses from setting up shop in Oswego.
The City of Springfield Considering a Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales?
09.05.19
Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith Next week, elected officials in the City of Springfield will hold a hearing about whether to limit drug traffic and marijuana sales within the city limits. We hope and pray that they...
Brookfield Officials Want Your Input on Pot Sales
09.03.19
Next month, Village of Brookfield officials will continue the debate on whether or not to allow marijuana dispensaries and marijuana businesses from setting up shop. No trustees have yet made their opinion known except to say they need input from residents.
Libertyville Officials Consider Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales
08.28.19
Next month, Village of Libertyville officials will continue the debate to limit drug traffic by passing a local ordinance that would prohibit marijuana dispensaries and marijuana businesses from setting up shop. This past Monday (August 26th), approximately 100 folks showed up for a hearing on this subject. Observers tell us that the crowd was evenly split on the proposal.
Naperville Rally for Marijuana Retail Opt Out
08.28.19
It doesn’t matter what the communities around the City of Naperville do. If you normalize marijuana use, commercialize the product and increase access, you’re going to see an increase in drug traffic and use in all age categories. It is...

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