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...
Are You Registered to Vote for 2022?
By David E. Smith   |   04.13.22
June 12th is the last day to register to vote online for the upcoming June 28th Primary Election. God has blessed America with the gift of self-government — a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”...
Illinois’ Offensive Kelly Cassidy Hits New Ethical Low
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.25.22
If you ever doubted that we wrestle against spiritual forces of evil who call good evil and evil good, then please watch these two videos of brief statements made on the floor of the Illinois House on Wednesday. First, watch this video of one of Illinois’ finest lawmakers, the always gracious Tom Morrison (R-Palatine), who civilly expressed his views on “trans”-cultic assumptions, which are eradicating public recognition of sex differences, including in women’s private spaces and sports.
Should Violent Prisoners Vote in Illinois Elections?
By Fran Eaton   |   02.25.22
Illinois prisoners should have the right to vote, a powerful lobbying group is arguing to the Illinois General Assembly. The effort nearly progressed in late January 2022, when the measure failed in the Illinois House by three votes. If made...
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...
Illinois Democrats’ Plan to Save the State
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.08.22
Illinoisans who are struggling to make ends meet as the Democrat-ruled state teeters on the knife edge of insolvency and whose children are suffering grievously from social isolation and missed milestones that can never be recovered have been waiting for the General Assembly to take action. Illinois families of diverse colors, especially those who lack the financial resources to weather a pandemic, a grossly inept response to a pandemic, government corruption, and decades of egregiously irresponsible economic policies have little choice but to wait for tyrannical, inept, irresponsible and corrupt leaders to help them.
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...
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.
Health Care Right of Conscience Act Still Protects Your Right to Refuse COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing
Article II Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution provides that “[t]he legislative, executive and judicial branches are separate. No branch shall exercise powers properly belonging to another. Article VI Section 1 provides that “[t]he judicial power is vested in a Supreme Court, an Appellate Court and Circuit Courts.”

With the passage of Senate Bill 1169 (SB 1169), Governor JB Pritzker and his cronies have attempted to usurp the exclusive power of the judicial branch of government.
Illinois Representatives Hope to Restrict Governor’s Unilateral Rule
By Kristi Shaffer   |   10.29.21
In March of 2020, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker issued a series of emergency orders. Executive Order 2020-04, issued on March 13, 2020, was the governor’s first time seizing emergency power. Under the Illinois Emergency Management...
Illinois State Lawmakers Rescind Parental Rights, Conscience Rights
By David E. Smith   |   10.28.21
I know we shouldn't be surprised. We know intuitively and intellectually that the nature of Big Government is tyranny. Yet I was stunned to watch Illinois Democratic State Lawmakers intentionally and aggressively pursued an agenda to diminish the civil rights of its people. Not only did they attack health care conscience rights protections, but they also repealed Illinois' last major abortion regulation which ensured the rights of parents/guardians to be notified when their minor daughter seeks to have an abortion.
Parental Notice Repeal in Illinois House Committee
By David E. Smith   |   10.27.21
As we reported earlier, the Illinois Senate passed the pro-abortion, anti-parental rights HB 370 by a vote of 32-22 yesterday. The bill is now in the Illinois House Executive Committee for consideration. We only have a short time to fill out witness slips in opposition to Amendments 1 and 2.
Illinois Legislators Pass Bills Allowing Transgender, Nonbinary Individuals to Change Vital Records
By Christine Misner   |   06.17.21
Just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month, the Illinois Senate passed House Bill 2590 requiring county clerks to issue new marriage certificates upon request to reflect legal name changes for transgender and non-binary individuals. It passed by a vote of...
Jericho Prayer March in Springfield
By David E. Smith   |   06.09.21
Illinois Family Institute is calling for pro-family Illinoisans to rally at 410 E. Jackson St. from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM to pray and recite scripture, to sing hope into darkness, and to call on the Lord’s blessing as we answer His call to “rescue the weak and the needy, and deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Springfield Dems’ Twofer: Lick “LGBT” Boots & Hurt Economy
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.04.21
The Illinois General Assembly just passed SB1730, which will require that “public corporations … report the self-identified sexual orientation and self-identified gender identity of its directors.”
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