Answers to Illinois Family Institute Questions – State Rep. District 66

The race for State Rep. Mike Tryon’s 66th District seat is a four-way one: Carolyn Schofield Paul Serwatka Allen Skillicorn Dan Wilbrandt The Illinois Family Institute has sent questionnaires to all of them. The organization is a socially conservative one. Below … Continue reading

Answers to Illinois Family Institute Questions – Senate District 26

The Illinois Family Institute sends questionnaires to legislative candidates. McHenry County has a vibrant State Senate contest in its southeastern segment. Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin is running against Mettawa Village President Casey Urlacher and Dan McConchie of Hawthorne Woods. … Continue reading

Why You Should Run for Republican Precinct Committeeman -Part 3

The third of John Biver’s articles, first published by the Illinois Family Institute and re-published with the Institute’s permission, about why people should run for Precinct Committeeman: Running for Republican Precinct: What You Need to Know Editor’s Note:  Through this … Continue reading

Social Conservatives Bemoan Senate Passage of Contraceptive-Based Sex Ed Bill, Ask Phone Calls to St. Reps.

The following email from David Smith of the Illinois Family Institute reached my computer: This afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 30 to 28 (with one voting present) to pass HB 3027. Look at the picture below to see the official voting … Continue reading

Saturday, March 20th Pro-Life Breakfast Scheduled by Patriots United

Sponsored by the pre-TEA Party movement Patriots United, the Saturday morning event is to honor 1st Way Pregnancy Support Services Right to Life McHenry County Right to Life Lake County Tri-County Pregnancy & Parenting Services Illinois Family Institute. D’Andrea Banquets … Continue reading

Ken Koehler Missing from Only County Board Forum, Potential Conflict of Interest Transparency Strongly Supported

Patriots United held its Town Hall Candidates’ Forum last night at McHenry County College. Panels of county board candidates introduced themselves and answered questions. All were asked if they had filled out the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water’s conflict … Continue reading

Illinois Family Institute Releases Candidate Rankings on 8th Congressional District

The group that made robo-calls on behalf of the successful fight ban on video poker in unincorporated McHenry County to county board members has released its rankings. They are not endorsements. They are lists of how people either responded to … Continue reading

How Social Conservatives Won the McHenry County Board Video Slot Machine Fight

It’s been a couple of weeks since the McHenry County Board bucked Chairman Ken Koehler, State Senator Pam Althoff, State Rep. Mike Tryon and those who stand to gain financially from placement of video poker machines in local taverns and … Continue reading