Sunday, March 31, 2013
Taking a glance at this week's Naperville headlines.
Top Stories Man Nets Multiple Felonies After Destructive Chase Through Downtown Naperville A North Aurora man is in custody after he led police on a car chase through downtown Naperville on Thursday, according to the Naperville Police Department. Wisconsin Man Charged with Using Social Media to Threaten North Central College A 20-year-old Wisconsin man has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening North Central College on Facebook. Man Guilty in Naperville Road Rage DUI Death Michael Moreno, 32, of Plainfield, was convicted Wednesday of aggravated DUI in the death of motorcyclist Gerald Puglise of Lombard. Police and Fire Naperville Man Charged With Aggravated Stalking of Batavia Ex-Girlfirend The 51-year-old is …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wheaton Republican Jeanne Ives' comments about gay couples "weasel[ing] their way into acceptability" have made a splash as the House prepares to vote on a same-sex marriage bill.
UPDATED, 5:55 p.m.: Rep Ives has issued a further clarification in a Patch Local Voices submission. Recent comments by 42nd District Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), made on a Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) radio show in February, that same-sex marriages are "completely disordered" and that gays are "trying to weasel their way into acceptability" have been attacked by same-sex marriage proponents, the Huffington Post and Daily Herald report. "They're trying to redefine society," she told the station. "They're trying to weasel their way into acceptability so that they can then start to push their agenda down into the schools, because this gives them some sort of legitimacy... And we can't allow that to happen." (Listen to part of the …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Ives joins House Appropriations Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education, Committee on Cities and Villages and House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
Monday, February 11
From the office of Jeanne Ives: State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has been assigned to serve on five key committees during the 98th Legislative Session. She will be a fiscally conservative voice as a member of the Appropriations Committee for Elementary & Secondary Education, House Labor Committee, House Committee on Cities and Villages, House Committee on Mass Transit and House Committee on International Trade and Commerce. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. “These appointments present a great opportunity to serve the people of District 42 and all of Illinois. In the midst of statewide economic turmoil, I am grateful for the opportunity to bring my background in …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
State Rep. Jeanne Ives plans open house with Sen. Michael Connelly
Wednesday, January 23
By Charlotte Eriksen Newly inaugurated State Representative Jeanne Ives (R—District 42) last week announced the opening of the district office she shares with Senator Michael Connelly (R—District 21) in Wheaton. Connelly and Ives will host an open house at their office at 1725 S. Naperville Rd. 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. “I look forward to meeting as many of my constituents as possible in person,” Ives said in a statement. “I am humbled by and grateful for their belief in my ability to advocate for them in the General Assembly. As I step into my first term, I want those I represent to know that from the beginning, my promise has been to advocate for them - the tax-payers, families, businesses and organizations I represent – at every …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jeanne Ives wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 42nd State Representative District.
Patch editor Charlotte Eriksen contributed to this report Republican Jeanne Ives captured the 42nd State Representative District seat and defeated Democrat William Adams on Tuesday. Adams won a projected 19,298 votes to Ives' 31,057 votes. Ives, a Wheaton City Councilwoman, said in an October candidate forum she promises to protect taxpayers from corruption that runs "rampant" in Springfield. Ives said she plans to take her experience working on Wheaton City Council down to Springfield. "[I bring] a vast understanding of how the State impacts not only buisness owners, but municipalities and their ability to actually make the decisions that they want to at the local level." Ives added that a large part of her victory was due to the …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Naperville Area Chamber endorses Jeanne Ives for state representatives in the 42nd District.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee (NACPAC) has endorsed Jeanne Ives for election to the Illinois State House along with eight other candidates for local office for the March 20, 2012 primary. “To earn the endorsement of the Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee a candidate must demonstrate that they understand how government can help or hinder job creation and economic growth,” said Joe Dunn, Chairman of NACPAC and who previously represented Naperville in the Illinois House. “The candidates we endorsed for the upcoming election are talented individuals, who are committed to public service and will be effective stewards for businesses, residents and taxpayers.” In addition to requesting a written statement …