2014 Primaries: Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Illinois Family Institute has been making its recommendations on elections in the Land of Lincoln for quite some time and with the GOP primary for the 2014 election year coming up very soon, I thought I’d pass on their thoughts on the matter here.


For the offices of U.S. Senate and Congress, the guide is made up of ratings based on what the candidates say in answer to key questions on Obamacare, marriage, abortion and other questions, nine in all.
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Illinois Family Institute’s Illinois Voter Guide: 2012 General Election

The 2012 Illinois General Election is right around the corner! Illinois citizens will choose candidates seeking state and federal offices, including: U.S. President, U.S. House of Representatives, and Illinois state lawmakers (House & Senate).

IFI has compiled and produced our 2012 Illinois General Election Voter Guide to help Illinois citizens make educated and informed decisions about the candidates on the November 6th ballot. The Guide is non-partisan and is not intended to endorse or oppose any candidate, whether explicitly or implicitly. It simply provides pertinent information about the candidates themselves (when available), and their positions on issues of importance.

IMPORTANT: Redistricting goes into effect in January 2013. In the General Election in November, we are casting ballots for offices in these NEW districts. Please take a moment to look up your new U.S. Congressional, State Senate and State Representative districts HERE prior to using the IFI Voter Guide.

The full online version of the IFI 2012 General Election Voter Guide is available for download HERE.

Go to the Illinois Family Institute website for their Voter Guide Breakouts arranged by district.

Illinois Going to Pot? GOP Leader Now Supporting Medical Marijuana Bill

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Illinois Family Institute is a bit worried over the sudden about face that House GOP Leader Tom Cross has made on HB 30, a bill that includes legalizing medical marijuana sales in Illinois.

On April 15, Fox News Chicago reported that Cross switched from a “no” vote to “yes” because he had talked to people who use medical marijuana, “including one man who is a disabled veteran.”

Cross said the key to the legislation is that it limits marijuana use to particularly painful diseases such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus and Crones’ Disease.

Cross told Fox that he supports the bill because it has “tight restrictions” on how medical marijuana can be used and sold.
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