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    Illinois Is Making Life Harder for Over 16,000 Children in Foster Care

    Illinois’ child welfare system is a broken mess. With so many children* suffering in foster care, there is an incredible need for more foster care families, more caregivers, and more foster care workers. And because this bankrupt state does not have the resources to do it all, there is tremendous need for other private entities and charities to help fill in the gaps.   Read More...

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    Mauck & Baker Summer Reading List

    Though summer is nearing completion, reading season never should be limited. Here are some book recommendations from around the office.Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets The book contains lots of thrilling testimonies of answered prayers and plenty of challenges to our constrained prayers habits. I recommend it to mature believers who already pray frequently but also sense they need to enlarge, deepen or quicken their prayers.--John W.   Read More...

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    Christian “Indoctrination” Prompts Norwegian Government to Remove Children from Family

    On November 16, 2015, Norway’s child services, Barnevernet, removed five children from a Romanian family after a school official expressed concern about the family’s Christian beliefs, including the belief that God punishes sin. Government documents charged the parents with being “radical Christians who were indoctrinating their children."   According to the Christian Post, Ruth and Marius Bodnariu have been denied due process and the five children, including an infant, were ...  Read More...

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    For Unto Us, Five Hundred Children Were Born

    Parental Notification Law Gives the Gift of Life to Hundreds of ChildrenYesterday, the Illinois Department of Public Health released its data from 2014 showing that the abortion rate for minors fell by nearly 28% from the year prior—representing over 500 lives.This precipitous drop occurred in the first full year that the Illinois Parental Notification Act of 1995 went into effect.  The law requires abortion clinics to simply notify parents 48 hours in advance of when th...  Read More...

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    Protecting Your Online Presence in Your Estate Plan

    Written by Whitman H. Brisky What will happen to your “online” presence in the event of your death or disability? There are horror stories of families of the deceased being locked out of their loved one’s social media pages and so unable to quickly modify or disable them after death.Few estate plans prepared, even recently, include anything addressing these issues.   Read More...

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    Boys in My Girl’s Bathroom!?

    Sacrificing God's Gifts to the Idols of Self and StateMy wife and I have three children—two boys and a girl. Male and female God created them. My little girl currently weighs about three pounds and spends her evenings kicking my wife, who is due in July.   Read More...

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    A Tale of Christmas Past

    With Christmas approaching, the thoughts of many are consumed with last minute shopping, holiday events, family gatherings, and perhaps even the birth of Messiah. Yet, for many Eastern Europeans, this time of the year is significant for still another reason. December 16, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution.   Read More...