The March for Science is Really a March for Conformity
04.21.17
I am a scientist, but I won’t be joining the worldwide March for Science April 22. That’s because it’s really a march for something that undermines good science. March organizers say “our diversity is our greatest strength.” They say “a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process.” But they don’t really mean it. Their passion for diversity extends to race, religion, nationality, gender and sexual orientation, but not to opinions, perspectives and ideas.
Lawmakers Want to Put POT SHOPS in Your Neighborhood
By Kathy Valente   |   04.13.17
Illinois State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) believe that legalizing marijuana for recreational use will be good for Illinois so they have introduced introduced SB 316 and HB 2353 and, as part of the...
End of March Springfield Update
By Kathy Valente   |   03.31.17
First, we wanted to let you know the good news.  Our lobbyist reports that SB 912 is not going to move forward. This is the proposal that we sent out an alert about earlier this week which would force religious...
New IFI Tools for Conservative Christian Activists
By David E. Smith   |   03.24.17
It has been said before, and I believe it is true, that the ideological battles taking place in the public square and for the minds of the young are battles of communication and control of the narrative. In many ways,...
900 Absentees on New Trier’s Progressive Dogma Day
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.06.17
In an October 2015 article about attendance rates in Illinois School District 60, the Chicago Tribune reported that "average daily attendance is up from 92 percent in 2010 to around 94 percent in 2014, and it hovers about equal to the state average, according to state board of education data."
Telemedicine Expands Medical Abortion, Now Potentially Even to Abortion by Mail
By Nancy Valko   |   02.22.17
Abortion clinics have been closing at a record pace. Since 2011, at least 162 abortion clinic have shut or stopped offering the procedure while just 21 have opened.[1]  Five states now have just one abortion clinic still open. New pro-life...
The Audacity of Obama
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.20.17
Last week President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address. Aside from his lovely tribute to his family, there were more than a few portions of his address that raised eyebrows, hackles, and dander.
Massive Gambling Expansion in SB 7
By Anita Bedell   |   01.18.17
Democratic Senate President John Cullerton and Minority Leader Christine Radogno negotiated an ambitious plan to end the budget impasse. Promising to act on a package by month's end, they introduced 13 measures that included sweeteners that are not budget-related for both sides.
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2017 March For Life Chicago
By Chris Iverson   |   01.18.17
Thousands gathered at Federal Plaza in Chicago on Sunday, January 15, 2017 to stand for LIFE!  Pro-life speakers at the march included Pat McCaskey of the Chicago Bears, three representatives from Congress, an abortion survivor, religious leaders, and pro-life students!  ...
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