The first Rauner term promised hope to Illinois Republicans. But it was largely unrealized hope. Much more likely to have an impact on Illinois voters are the resume and performance of Ives, from Wheaton.
Rauner’s Republican primary opponent, Jeanne Ives, who has served in the [IL House] since 2013, has a respectable record but what stands out on her resume is the simple fact that college years were spent at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where few women are among the graduating class. The military leadership capabilities she developed included service as platoon leader and headquarters detachment commander in Germany.