The 2022 General Election Voter Guide is Here!
By David E. Smith   |   09.24.22
While the November 8h General Election is less than 45 days away, early voting will begin next Thursday, September 29th. As in every election cycle, this election is critical for Illinois as well as for the nation, and it is crucial that your voice is heard. We cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is to exercise our civic duty to vote and be good stewards of God’s amazing gift of self-government.
Illinoisans Beware: Leftist SAFE-T for Criminals Act Takes Effect Jan 2023
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.14.22
Leftists, practiced at the art of deception, do not care about anyone who lives in America. They care about one thing: maintaining power at all costs. And they think catering to criminals will achieve that goal. The most controversial provision of this 763-word behemoth that was passed in the middle of the night, takes effect on Jan. 1, 2023 and is just now receiving its overdue public outcry.
Are You Registered to Vote for the 2022 General Election?
By David E. Smith   |   07.27.22
God has blessed America with the gift of self-government -- a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." Voting is a privilege that millions of people in other parts of the world are denied.

But this unique blessing also comes with a tremendous responsibility. In Romans 13, we are told that all authorities are appointed by God. If you look at the first three words in our U.S. Constitution, you'll find out who that authority is in America -- "We the People..."
Polls Are Open!
Citizens across the state of Illinois will be casting their votes in today's Primary Election. Pro-family candidates need your vote. Values Voters must stand up and be counted. Our voice in this election - and in every election - is critical.  So, if you haven't already voted in this election cycle, please make sure you get to the polls today!
IFI Urges Pritzker and Raoul to Protect PRCs and Churches
The Illinois Family Institute is issuing this public statement to urge Governor J.B. Pritzker and Attorney General Kwame Raoul to prepare to ensure the safety of churches and pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in Illinois.
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...
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.
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