Saturday, March 30, 2013
Patch recaps top news in Wheaton from the week of March 24-29, including a man accused of threatening State Rep. Jeanne Ives, the sudden death of a Wheaton College student and Wheaton native and charges in a reported burglary at a church.
Here are some of the top news stories from last week: Wheaton College Mourns Death of Graham Stevens, 19 Man Charged With Felony After Phone Threats to State Rep. Jeanne Ives Prosecutors: Wheaton North Teacher Met Student At Home 10 to 12 Times Don't want to miss this stuff during the week? Sign up for our free daily email newsletter. Then like us on Facebook for a slightly different take. Wheaton Man Charged With Burglarizing Church Near Glen Ellyn 'Best of the West' Includes Wheaton Mayor, Shops Jewel Site Developer Needs Permission for 20 Feet, Can't Reach Neighbor 'Best of the West': Arrowhead, Library, Studio Movie Grill Among Winners Wheaton Golfer Continues 'Hundred Hole Hike' for Charity Best of the West': Wheaton Restaurants …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Patch recaps top news stories from the week of March 11-16, including charges a former Wheaton North Booster Club president stole more than $10,000, a bank robbery and a state representative's controversial comments.
Here are the top headlines from last week: Former Wheaton North Booster Club President Accused of Stealing More Than $10,000 Wheaton North Booster Club Recovers Money, Revises Procedures After Theft UPDATED: Winfield Bank Robbed, 2 Schools Had 'Soft Lockdowns' AUDIO: Rep. Jeanne Ives: Gays Trying to 'Weasel Their Way Into Acceptability' Glen Ellyn School District Plans to Buy Wheaton College Property, Build New School 'Virtual' Charter School Wants Tax Dollars From Wheaton, 17 Other Fox Valley Districts UPDATE Fox Valley Charter School Controversy: K12 Responds to NBC5 Tennessee Report of Grade Tampering Franklin Teacher Named National Middle School Art Educator of the Year District 200 Hires New Lowell, Hawthorne Elementary School …
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 …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Ives joins House Appropriations Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education, Committee on Cities and Villages and House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
Friday, February 8
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. “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 economics and municipal government to the table,” said Ives. “I appreciate the vote of confidence …
Monday, January 21, 2013
State Rep. Jeanne Ives plans open house with Sen. Michael Connelly
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 decision point." The …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Former Wheaton City Councilman Jeanne Ives is sworn in as state representative in the 42nd District.
Wednesday, January 9
From the Illinois General Assembly: Former Wheaton City Councilwoman, US Army veteran and mother of 5, Jeanne Ives (R, Wheaton) was sworn in today as State Representative to the newly created 42nd Legislative District. Ives resolved to serve honorably and responsively, as well as to inject her municipal and leadership experience into the fight to solve Illinois’ most pressing issues. “There are many challenges facing our state and they are overwhelming in their number and complexity,” said Ives. “The unresolved pension crises demands an immediate and lasting solution before this new legislature can move on to solve other problems. Expansion of economic opportunity, reduction of government and strong leadership are needed in Illinois, and I…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Jeanne Ives steps down from seat on Wheaton City Council as she prepares to take office as representative in the 42nd Illinois House District.
Jeanne Ives Monday resigned from her at-large position on Wheaton City Council, opening the seat for re-election in the April 2013 consolidated election. Ives was elected Nov. 6 to the vacant 42nd Illinois House District seat and will take office next year. Petitions for Ives' two-year position are available at City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton, according to a release from the city of Wheaton. The last day Ives could resign would have been Nov. 30 to allow time for an election to the seat. She said last month, "If elected as a state representative, I intend to resign in time so that the voters can decided who will fill the rest of my term on Wheaton City Council—that is the right thing to do in my opinion. I have made such remarks to …
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, October 27, 2012
Roundup of candidate endorsements in local media before the 2012 General Election.
Peter Roskam (R) over Leslie Coolidge (D) The Chicago Tribune wrote in the last couple years, Roskam has become "one of the more influential Republicans in Illinois and on Capitol Hill," with a focus on fundamental economic issues and the stature he developed as a member of the Ways and Means Committee and chief deputy whip. The Daily Herald wrote Roskam has established himself as a "leader with influence," and is a player in "how Washington fixes economic challenges facing the country." The Chicago Tribune endorsed incumbent Kirk Dillard (R). Jeanne Ives over William Adams The Chicago Tribune wrote Ives is a "no-nonsense" member of the Wheaton City Council, and is eager to cast unpopular votes. "The best thing the party can do for her is …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Wheaton and Glen Ellyn Leagues of Women Voters with the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce host the fall 2012 candidate forum, with candidates for the 21st and 24th Senate districts, 42nd State Representative District, DuPage County Board and Forest Preserve
The Wheaton and Glen Ellyn Leagues of Women Voters and the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce tonight will host the fall 2012 candidate forum, with candidates from the 24th, 21st and 42nd state representative districts and the 4th and 6th districts of DuPage County and of the DuPage County Forest Preserve. Opposed candidates will have an opportunity to give an opening and closing statement, and answer each of four questions from the audience. State Senate, 24th District (More information: Race page) State Senate, 21st District (More information: Race page) 42nd State Representative District (More information: Race page) DuPage County, District 4 (More information: Race page) DuPage County, District 6 (More information: Race page) Forest Preserve…