Representative Ives was proud to stand in support of the Illinois business community receiving the Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Champion of Free Enterprise Award in recognition of her efforts. Pictured here recieving her award with Senator Mike Connelly (R-Naperville) and Tyler from the Illinois Chamber,

Cutting the Red Tape
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) joined Governor Bruce Rauner, Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) and College of DuPage Board Chairman Deanne Mazzochi on Monday, October 17 as the Governor announced a comprehensive plan to promote economic growth and job creation by cutting the red tape in  Illinois. The Governor signed Executive Order 16-13 to review all agency rules and regulations by the newly-created Illinois Competitiveness Council. To learn more, please click HERE.

Surveys of prescription drug abusers tell us that a majority of those with opioid addictions started by stealing unused prescription medication from friends and family. 

The Illinois Medical Society (ISMS) has taken action to educate Illinois physicians and the public on ways to curb this epidemic. Last week, in partnership with ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company, ISMS distributed more than 11,000 kits promoting the importance of disposing of unused medications. The disposal kit contains information for doctors and patient materials highlighting the importance of proper disposal and what should be done with unused medications. The kit is also accessible for free download by anyone at www.isms.org/Take-BackThe ISMS has also teamed up with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) to promote its semi-annual Drug Take-back day on October 22. 

This Take-back initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. 

Help combat the opioid epidemic and keep your family safe by disposing of unused medication properly. Find a Take-Back location near you.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) joined Governor Bruce Rauner, Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) and College of DuPage Board Chairman Deanne Mazzochi today as the Governor announced a comprehensive plan to promote economic growth and job creation by cutting the red tape in Illinois. The Governor signed Executive Order 16-13 to review all agency rules and regulations by the newly-created Illinois Competitiveness Council.
To learn more about the initiative, please click HERE.  

By Dawn Geske
DuPage Policy Journal

When a union signs a contract with the state, in most instances, Illinois taxpayers are left in the dark until it is agreed upon.

HB 4583 aims to change this. It is being championed by state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton).

The bill, which Rep. Ives has introduced every year since she took office, seeks to have the terms of union contracts posted online for a period of 14 days to the public can view them before they are approved...