Illinois Family Action, the non-profit and tax-exempt legislative action arm of Illinois Family Institute was founded in 2010 to promote the common good and general welfare, primarily by means of education, including direct and grassroots lobbying. IFA works to advance public policies to protect the sanctity of human life, Christian marriage and the natural family, and other initiatives which are consistent with principles of good government. The Illinois Family Action staff and board has compiled our endorsements of the best pro-life/pro-family candidates for the 2022 General Election.
The National Federation of Independent Business Inc. (NFIB) is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today.
Italian Americans are proud, respectful and productive members of our great city & state. Our contributions to America, Illinois & Chicago are too numerous to list. The Chicagoland Italian American Voting Coalition was formed by members of the Italian American community to unite us in electing politicians that support the values & interests of our community. The actions of certain politicians in recent years have severely undermined the values & traditions our ancestors sacrificed to establish within America. We must make our voices heard by voting for those who will respect us & allow our children to enjoy the same American dream our parents struggled to achieve.
"Illinois residents already pay the second highest property taxes in the nation. The Illinois Policy Institute property tax calculator indicates that if Amendment 1 is passed, Cook County residents who own a house valued at the county average will see a $3,000 increase in property taxes over the next four years. DuPage County residents meeting the same requirements would see an estimated $2,200 increase and in Madison County, property owners would see on average a $700 increase over that same time frame. " (10/3/2022)
Illinois Democrats seem to be hiding many of their pending tax increases until right after the election. (9/29/2022)
Republican candidate for Illinois treasurer wants to block taxing retirement income. (8/10/22)
"A report from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General highlights Illinois for failing to submit required information on the taxpayer dollars spent during the COVID-19 pandemic, including [$1.9 billion] to fraudsters." (8/5/2022)
A new report shows Illinois is likely to face financial challenges when the federal stimulus money propping up its current budget runs out. That reality is very different than the Pritzker campaign claims about fiscal responsibility. (7/13/2022)
"This [underfunded IL pensions] is bad news, which makes it a big issue in this election year. So far, few candidates for legislative or state office have said much about it. But they should. And if they don’t, voters should ask them how they plan to address this looming disaster."test
" Parents’ rights group rallies outside Illinois State Capitol, criticized new sex ed standards"
"... Illinois education standards now provide that grades K-2 should learn about gender, gender identity, and gender stereotypes. While grades 3-5 learn about masturbation, puberty blockers, and trans children & Literal grooming.." (Eff 8/1/2022)
Illinois parents' rights group urges parents to opt children out of controversial sex ed:
“Teachers and parents have a lot of other priorities beyond teaching kindergartners about sis gender and their pronouns. They need to learn how to read. They need to learn how to write. They need to be with their peers.” (7/11/2022)
"The #1 issue in America’s heartland isn’t inflation. It isn’t the January 6 Committee. And it isn’t the war in Ukraine. No — it’s the right of parents to oversee their children’s education and to control the curriculum."
"Despite sending his own children to private schools, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has voiced opposition to private school vouchers and charter school expansion."
"With the November elections just weeks away, Illinois Democratic Party officials are panicking. Why?...Their SAFE-T ACT. That’s why." (10/1/2022)
100 of the state’s 102 county prosecutors are fighting back against Governor Pritkzer's SAFE-T Act, which goes into effect 1/1/2023, and ironically will make Illinoians LESS SAFE! Please click here to educate yourself on the issues & how some more reasonable state officials are fighting to oppose HB 3653.
Looting and burning is a pathway to social justice. That’s the message from a video recently added by Chicago Public Schools to its website as a response to perceived economic injustice for blacks. (8/22/2022)
"Ending cash bail will make things more dangerous, suburban prosecutor warns: 'What you see in Chicago, we'll have here'." (8/5/2022)
"I wish I could stay. I would love to continue to fight for the victims of crime and to continue to stand with each of you, especially in the face of the overwhelming crime that is crippling our communities. However, I can no longer work for this Administration. I have zero confidence in their leadership." (Quote from James Murphy III on 7/29/2022)
"In the 2013 movie “The Purge,” crime was legalized for a 12-hour window every year... Effective Jan. 1, 2023, a version of the scenario depicted in the fictional dystopian film could become a full-time reality in Illinois if legislation, passed after the summer of George Floyd, is not repealed. " (7/27/2022)
"We need outside help, outside resources, people who don't look like us, people who don't think like us, people who come from different walks of life to be willing to come in and step in and say, ‘I want to make a difference,’" Grooms told Fox News. (7/17/2022)
"In a bizarre move, Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart told the public and the press on Wednesday that he believes red flag laws in Illinois are “strong” even though the state with some of the strictest gun laws in the country failed to stop a 21-year-old shooter from murdering seven people at a July 4 parade and injuring at least 30 more."
Where: One Allegiance Brewing / 10215 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge / 708-529-7067
When: Saturday Sept 24 @ 3 - 10p
What: Join us for an afternoon & evening of live music, great craft beer, raffles & casual conversation. Musical performances by Will McGing (3-5pm), Keith Richard (5-7pm) & John Elroy (7-10pm),. Brewmaster Zack will have a variety of his One Allegiance brews available. We've also arranged to have a popular local food truck on-site. While you're there, stop by and chat with the event's sponsors: me and Beth O'Neil (Beth's on the ballot in the 27th District). I'll also have yard signs available for interested D32 residents & businesses.
Cost: $50 + cash bar & cash food truck
Where: Bourbon Street / 3359 W 115th, Merrionette Park, IL
When: Wednesday Sept 14 @ 6p
What: Spaghetti Appetizers & Cash Bar.
Come out for an evening of conversation with local candidates (Carl Kunz-IL House D32, Herb Hebin-IL House D35, Christine Shanahan McGovern-IL Senate D18, David Sheppard-IL House D36, Kenneth Yerkes-IL House D31, Patricia Bonk-IL House D30), statewide candidates (Darren Bailey-IL Gov, Tom Devore-IL AG) & federal candidate (Kathy Salvi-US Senate). Free appetizers & cash bar. Sponsored by the Chicago GOP. Stop by & say hello. I'll also have yard signs available for interested D32 residents & businesses.
Cost: Free appetizers & cash bar
Where: CD & Me Banquets / 23320 S LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
When: Monday Sept 12 @ 6 - 10p
What: Spaghetti Dinner & Cash Bar.
Join sponsors Phil Nagel (IL Senate 40) & Al Kuypers Sr (IL House 80) and their special guests Jeanne Ives & Catrina Peterson. I'll also be there as well. Stop by & say hello. I'll also have yard signs available for interested D32 residents & businesses.
Cost: $45 per person
Where: On Roberts Road between 95th & 93rd streets streets
When: Sunday August 28 @ 10a
What: Hickory Hills street fair is always a good time; this year they've added a Car Show ! The fair runs the entire weekend with plenty of food, drinks, music, amusement rides/games & local vendors so bring out the family. The car show is Sunday only. I'll be there with my good friend Terry & his classic 80's Cougar. Stop by & say hello. I'll also have yard signs available for interested D32 residents & businesses.
What: HH street fair is always a good time; this year, they've added a Car Show! The fair runs the entire weekend with plenty of food, drinks, music, amusement rides/games & local vendors so bring out the family. The car show is Sunday only. I'll be there with my good friend Terry & his classic 80's Cougar. Stop by & say hello. I'll also have yard signs available for interested D32 residents & businesses.What: HH street fair is always a good time; this year, they've added a Car Show! The fair runs the entire weekend with plenty of food, drinks, music, amusement rides/games & local vendors so bring out the family. The car show is Sunday only. I'll be there with my good friend Terry & his classic 80's Cougar. Stop by & say hello. I'll also have yard signs available for interested D32 residents & businesses.
Cost: Free to view cars & enter street
Where: Jack's Place - 3915 147th St. & adjacent Metra Lot #2 (14716 Waverly) Midlothian
When: 8/20/2022 from 5 - 8pm
What: Free Car Show & conversation with Carl & other local candidates. If you own a classic or custom car, truck or motorcycle , bring it by & take a spot--no charge!
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