IFI Voter Guide — **SPECIAL LOCAL EDITIONS**
By David E. Smith   |   03.04.18
Will you volunteer to help distribute the printed IFI Voter Guides? There are 2 print versions. The full 16-page version of the IFI 2018 Primary Election Voter Guide is available for download HERE. You can also order them in bulk...
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.
The 2018 Illinois Primary Voter Guide is Here!
02.07.18
The 2018 Illinois Primary Election is right around the corner!  Illinois citizens will choose candidates seeking state and federal offices, including: U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois Governor, and Illinois state lawmakers (House & Senate). IFI ha,s once again, made available...
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...
George Soros Gets It: When Will More Wealthy Conservatives?
By John Biver   |   11.09.17
Here was the headline: “Soros Shifts $18 Billion To Foundation He Uses To Fund Left.” That is not a typo. $18 billion with a B. This guy is serious about seeing Leftism advanced. The facts about that “shift” of dollars...
Rep. Breen & Sen. McConchie File Legislation to Ban Use of Taxpayer Funds for Elective Abortions
10.12.17
Today, State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard) and State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) filed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which would prohibit units of government in Illinois from using taxpayer funds for elective abortions, reversing key provisions of the recently enacted HB 40. Breen and McConchie are pressing for full debate and a floor vote on the measure during the upcoming fall veto session later this month, before HB 40 goes into effect...
Gov. Rauner Approves Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
By David E. Smith   |   09.29.17
Despite his commitment to veto HB 40, Governor Bruce Rauner has approved HB 40 — which requires taxpayers to fund the intentional murder of pre-born human beings through Medicaid and state employee insurance plans.  During the 2017 Spring session of...
The Illinois GOP Congressional Caucus Responds to HB 40
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.26.17
In light of the possibility that Governor Bruce Rauner may renege on his commitment to veto HB 40—the bill that would require taxpayer-funding of abortions through Medicaid and state employee insurance plans through the entire 9 months of pregnancies—and the moral gravity of such an obscene (and costly) requirement, Illinois Family Institute Executive Director David Smith sent a letter to Illinois’ Republican congressmen requesting their help in persuading Governor Rauner to veto HB 40.
Why Does the Illinois Family Institute Cover Economic Issues?
By John Biver   |   09.02.17
The Illinois Family Institute and its sister organization, Illinois Family Action, have posted on each of the organization’s website an “about” page with a summary of each group's mission (here is IFI's, here is IFA's). Every now and then, however, IFI and IFA receive notes from friends and allies questioning some aspect of the organizations’ activities.
A Clear Reading of SB 31 Reveals Illinois is Now a Sanctuary State
By John Biver   |   08.30.17
The Illinois Family Institute always appreciates when its work is read by more people, and we benefit when others bring attention to our work. Over the years when writing op eds I’ve made mistakes — failed to correct typos or...
The SPLC: An Anti-Christian Hate Group
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.19.17
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose...
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