Anti-Life Groups Pushing the Equal Rights Amendment on Illinois
By Monte Larrick   |   05.08.18
The Illinois Constitution already guarantees equal protection regardless of sex. But, that's not stopping Planned Parenthood and other anti-life organizations from trying to make Illinois the 37th state of the 38 needed to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
More Dumb Stuff From Springfield Swampsters
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.03.18
Our “progressive” Springfield swampsters have found another way to waste the money of taxpayers and the time of bureaucrats in bankrupt, debt-ridden Illinois: A bill to create the “Illinois Women & Girls Council” has been sponsored in the Illinois House...
A Progressive Income Tax Proposal Will Not Satisfy the Illinois Taxeaters
By John Biver   |   05.02.18
Back in the 1990s, Illinois conservatives watched as Republican governors cooperated with General Assembly Democrats to lay a foundation for our state’s current fiscal disaster. Today, as 25 percent of the state’s budget goes to paying overly-generous pensions for government...
Strict Scrutiny and the ERA – A Bad Combination for Women
On the surface, the Equal Rights Amendment seems quite innocent. The main text states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied by the United States or any state on account of sex.”
Equal Rights Amendment Brings Inequality for the Unborn
By Monte Larrick   |   04.20.18
With an eye on the November elections, state lawmakers are reviving the Equal Rights Amendment, but a leading opponent warns that ratification will mean more abortions.
‘Net Neutrality’ in Illinois: Just One More Leftist Act of Deception
By John Biver   |   04.17.18
Last year the Federal Communications Commission overturned the Obama-era policy (referred to as “net neutraliy”) that “had placed Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon under the strictest-ever regulatory oversight.” The “net neutrality” debate has gone for several years but...
IFI Update: ERA Passes Illinois Senate
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.11.18
In a stunning display of ignorance, the Illinois State Senate just voted 43-12 in favor of the resolution to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. What makes this vote even more enraging is that Republicans Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), Jason Barickman...
Barack is Immune to Embarrassment about the Obama Library Boondoggle
By John Biver   |   04.03.18
Here is U.S. News and World Report (yes, it’s still in business) introducing our topic, the Obama Library: Chicago: Obama Library Infrastructure Could Total $175M CHICAGO (AP) — Private dollars will pay for building former President Barack Obama’s library, but...
Rep. Breen: Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Will Not Be Normalized
By Monte Larrick   |   03.29.18
Planned Parenthood would like taxpayer funding of abortions to go on unquestioned, but the fight in Illinois is ramping up.
Voter Guides Are Going Quickly – Order in Bulk Today!
By Kathy Valente   |   02.17.18
Early Voting is already underway and the printed IFI Voter Guides are going fast!  In case you’re not aware, early voting has been proven to win elections for pro-family candidates! And every vote is valuable! If you haven’t yet placed...
Illinois State Pensions: Overpromised, Not Underfunded
By John Biver   |   02.12.18
Why is the Illinois Family Institute publishing another article about state government employee pensions? Because excessive taxes in Illinois are putting a strain on Illinois families -- and 25 percent of our state budget pays those overly-generous pensions. Now, policy experts Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner have provided yet more evidence that “A dramatic rise in pension benefits -- not funding shortfalls -- caused Illinois’ state pension crisis.”
Pastors Descend on Springfield in Prayer
By Monte Larrick   |   02.08.18
Pastors are praying for change in Illinois and they're looking to raise new leaders for our state from within their congregations.
Judiciary Grabs Power While Executive & Legislative Branches Snooze
By John Biver   |   01.30.18
The judicial branch at both the state and federal level continues to overstep their authority by meddling in the affairs of the legislative and executive branches. And the audacity of judges appears to be increasing. Just two weeks ago the...
As Its Population Drops, Illinois Has Highest Pension Burden in Nation
By John Biver   |   12.21.17
Since it is the Christmas season, I chose not to title this article “The Dumbest People in America.” But how else do you describe a state that has 25 percent of its budget going to pay government employee pensions and its voters who continue electing the same people who won't do a thing about it?
Adam Andrzejewski: When We Fight Hard with the Facts We Can Win
By John Biver   |   11.28.17
Adam Andrzejewski, the founder of the Illinois-based national transparency organization Open the Books, recently spoke at Harvard University calling upon Americans to exercise their power as citizens. “I am hopeful and optimistic about our future in Illinois,” he began. If...
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