Rep. Ives Talks with Comcast Newsmakers

Ives_Newsmaker.pngRepresentative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) recently appeared as a guest on Comcast Newsmakers and discussed the importance of Illinois moving to a two-party rule system of government.

You may watch Representative Ives' interview here.

Rep. Ives Speaks Out Against SB16 Formula

At a joint hearing of the House Elementary & Secondary Education and House Appropriations Elementary & Secondary Education Committees on Tuesday, State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) spoke out against SB16 as written.

Watch her comments here.


Ives Appears on Fox & Friends

Jeanne_Ives_Photo_(1).jpgState Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) appeared on the National Fox News program “Fox & Friends,” this morning, where she spoke in detail about her opposition to a recent University of Illinois decision to rehire a known terrorist and murderer.

James Kilgore was originally hired by the University of Illinois in 2011, when he was two years out of prison for his involvement in a 1975 bank robbery in which a woman was killed. The robbery occurred while Kilgore was a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left-wing radical militant group that considered itself a revolutionary vanguard army.

When the University learned of his criminal background he was dismissed, but a University Committee recently reversed course on the dismissal, clearing the way for him to be rehired as an adjunct professor. You may view the Ives interview on Fox & Friends here.


Guest Editorial: What Suburban Taxpayers Should Know About SB16

Senate Bill 16, which has passed in the Illinois Senate and is awaiting debate in the House, will make sweeping changes in how the state funds education. In most suburban school districts, the bill will have a severe, negative impact. State education is currently funded by several sources – federal, state and local. SB 16 consolidates 83 percent of Illinois’ education resources and redistributes according to a formula devised by Senate Democrats and Democrat House leaders.

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