Until now, it hadn’t been certain that a challenger would emerge from the intraparty revolution Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner ignited when he signed an abortion law in late September. There’s no tiptoeing around it now. State Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, who began circulating petitions on
Smart money, as well as Gov. Bruce Rauner’s money, says state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton won’t stand a chance if she runs against Rauner in the Republican primary for Illinois governor in March. Rauner has not only the advantage of incumbency but he also has nearly $67 million in his campaign
From Springfield: Following Gov Rauner’s signing HB-40 into law, which provides for the public funding of abortions, many in the Republican Party have disowned Republican Gov Bruce Rauner. As they look for an alternative, many approached Rep Jeanne Ives, as a “true
When I first got down to Springfield after being elected state representative in 2013, I thought, “What have I gotten myself into?” The mess in Springfield was worse than I could have imagined. Politics in Illinois is something akin to a modern-day Tammany Hall, defined by cronyism, waste,
Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician and lawyer. During the dictatorship of Gaius Julius Caesar, Cicero championed a return to the traditional republican government. In Illinois, Cicero has become synonymous with the crime and corruption that permeate all levels of
As a state representative, Jeanne Ives led the charge to expose corruption at College of DuPage, including the $763,000 taxpayer-funded buyout for former school president Robert Breuder.