Gov. Bruce Rauner officially has an opponent in the Republican primary, state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), however, his recent campaign strategy is not to focus on his Republican competition, or even anyone currently running for governor.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) senses one of the keys to taking down Gov. Bruce Rauner in the 2018 Republican primary lies in reminding voters just how little they really seem to know about him. “You look at his record and what he said on the campaign trail when we all helped to elect him,” Ives said during a recent appearance on “Chicago's Morning Answer” radio show on WIND.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) made it official on Monday that she is challenging incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary. After three years in office, Rauner nearly went out of his way to invite the challenge, according to a cover story for the Dec. 18 edition of the nation’s leading conservative magazine, National Review.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said the acquittal last week in San Francisco of an illegal immigrant of murder shows how Gov. Bruce Rauner betrayed Illinoisans when, in August, he signed a statewide sanctuary bill into law.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) argues that Senate Bill 1905 rates as a one-of-a-kind bill for good reason. “It would be the first law ever that would criminalize the vote at the local level over policy issues,” Ives told the Prairie State Wire.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is running for governor, and a recent House vote on legislation that was sold as a freeze on property taxes, but what fiscal experts say was little more than a ruse, is a symptom of the reason why.
For Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Wednesday’s sexual harassment prevention seminar for legislators at the Capitol was merely for public show — another “reform” action political leaders checked off in the wake of harassment charges against a state senator.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) takes exception with Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich’s recent assertion that the state is suddenly devoid of female leaders in government with the imminent retirements of Lisa Madigan and Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) and the departure of Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont).
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) slammed Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) for dismissing Republican attorney general candidate Erika Harold as “Miss America” and suggesting that she was never a threat to Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who recently decided not to seek re-election.
Some Illinois legislators are questioning the value of the recently passed public school funding measure, Senate Bill 1947, because of its generous benefits to Chicago and other school districts that are slated to receive targeted property tax relief.
While debate continues on how Illinois state school funding should be distributed, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is arguing that the system will never be fair until county property tax assessments are conducted on the mandated schedule, according to a press release.