State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) works for a hospital, and used to lobby for one.
So when considering a bill in Springfeld last week that would have allowed Illinois surgeons to set up their own independent facilities, effectively competing with hospitals like his employer, Demmer was emphatically opposed.
Rep. Patricia Bellock (R-Hinsdale) and Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) spent more than two hours at Monday’s House Appropriations Elementary and Secondary Education Committee hearing going over matters that included student mental health and safe transportation legislation.
Rep. Steven Reick (R-Woodstock) had questions and Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) had a strong opinion to share when Kankakee School District Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Felice Hybert proposed launching a $2 million pilot program for competency-based learning at the House Appropriations Elementary and Secondary Education Committee hearing Monday.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) thinks the new Comprehensive Annual Financial Report showing that Illinois lost $9.9 billion in net worth in 2017 shows just how little elected officials are doing to turn around the state after years of gross mismanagement.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is advising voters in Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove to do their homework before casting their vote on the March 20 referendum proposal that would cost taxpayers an additional $137 million for building repairs and added features like air conditioning.
While campaigning Monday in Aurora, Gov. Bruce Rauner slipped up in an attempt to tie his opponent in the GOP primary, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), to House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), tax and policy experts say.