Watch R Gov candidate Ives discuss w/Berkowitz elimination of the IL Corporate income tax & speak to City Club of Chicago, cable & web

Text revised and pics and links to videos added at 7:30 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

R Gov Candidate Jeanne Ives: I would towards eliminating completely the corporate tax...That would give a big show... that we are serious about job creations.

3rd Term State Rep. Jeanne Ives, giving Gov. Rauner his daily oral whipping as she challenges the Winnetka billionaire in the March 20 primary, speaking at the City Club of Chicago before a hearty crowd of 200 (about 80% R supporters).

3rd term, Wheaton State Rep. Jeanne Ives, giving Gov. Rauner his daily oral whipping as she challenges the Winnetka billionaire in the March 20 primary, speaking at the City Club of Chicago on Monday at a family style Maggiano's Banquets lunch on Grand and Clark in the Chicago Loop before a hearty crowd of 200 (about 80% Ives' strong, cheering, standing ovation supporters).

Tonight’s north and northwest Chicago suburban edition of Public Affairs features a flashback to State Rep. Jeanne Ives’ (R-Wheaton) appearance on the "Public Affairs," TV show two months prior to Bruce Rauner’s November, 2014  election as IL Governor.

 The Ives’ show (when she was a strong Rauner supporter)  airs at 8:30 pm on either Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or 35 (and on different channels for other cable outlets) in 24 Chicago north and northwest suburbs (See, below, for more airing details).

You can also watch the show with Republican Primary Gov candidate and Wheaton third-term State Rep. Jeanne Ives 24/7 by clicking here.

You can also watch the "Public Affairs," show featuring Republican Primary Gov candidate and State Rep. Jeanne Ives: 

-- twice daily at 8:30 am and 8:30 pm in Evanston on Cable Ch. 6 this entire week.

--in Aurora and surrounding suburbs on Wednesday and Saturday night at 6 pm on Aurora Community TV (ACTV-10)

--in Rockford and surrounding suburbs on Thursday night at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 17.

--in Highland Park, Deerfield and Highwood next week on Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 19

Tonight's [Tuesday] show airs in the north and northwest Chicago Metro suburbs at 8:30 pm on:

Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and on

Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in  Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

When Ives appeared on Public Affairs in August, 2014, the then first term State Rep. was a supporter of  Bruce Rauner, as he took on then Democratic Party incumbent Pat Quinn. Now, of course, Rep. Jeanne Ives is a no holds barred critic and opponent of the incumbent Governor Rauner in the March 20 Republican Primary.

Ives emphasizes on the show how IL needs big time economic and job growth along with reforms to deal with it’s $200 billion unfunded pensions, other debt and out of control spending.

She said if the IL Supreme Court held the pension cuts passed by the IL legislature (Senate Bill 1) unconstitutional [which the Court ultimately did] and if State agency managers can't control spending [which they couldn't or wouldn't], then she would favor a 5 to 10 % across the board spending cuts.

Ives’ favored in August, 2014 not just letting the IL income tax rate sunset to 3.75%, but taking the individual income tax rate all the way back to its prior to 2011 3% level and eliminating the corporate tax completely. The IL legislature, having let the income tax rate sunset to 3.75%, voted last July to raise the individual income tax rate back to 4.95 %.

Ives also points out unions had blocked scrubbing of the Medicaid rolls [through the courts], leaving many out of state individuals and other ineligible individuals receiving Medicaid- meaning that truly needy IL residents would receive less for their healthcare than they should have.

Ives also discusses how school choice-- charter schools and vouchers- would lower the State’s education costs and improve its education quality through the forces of competition and adoption of new technology.

In short, tonight’s show gives viewers an early look at the more polished and complete candidate State Rep. Ives would become as a current candidate for the Republican nomination of Governor, taking on the now four year Republican incumbent, Bruce Rauner- who she now accuses of abandoning his prior supporters on economic growth and spending reforms, tax relief and social issues.


Republican Primary Gov candidate Jeanne Ives, 53, getting known quickly around the State for her "Girl next door look, extreme smarts and quick wit," is a West Point mom of five, economics major and happily married wife of three decades. State Rep. Ives (R-Wheaton) spoke and answered questions at the City Club of Chicago on Monday about her free market based fixes to the disastrous fiscal condition of Illinois State Government and the Illinois economy, her conservative social policies and her defense of her recent highly controversial ad challenging Gov. Rauner's, 60, capitulation to liberals in their effort to make Illinois into a (A) sanctuary state for illegal immigrants, (B) a bastion of taxpayer funded abortions, on demand, for Medicaid recipients and state employees for the full nine month term of a woman's pregnancy, (C) home to a full blown defense of transgender rights at the expense of traditional family values, e.g., father-daughter school dances and single biological gender bathrooms and (D) a total, full blown bail out of the Chicago Public Schools, controlled in large part by the Chicago Teachers' Union. Watch the full presentation and Q & A responsive to audience submitted questions read by City Club of Chicago Board Member Frank Paul (with some Paul annotations and responses to Ives' remarks). 

Show host Jeff Berkowitz predicted on the 2014 show that Rep. Ives would become the first female IL Governor, but he didn’t say when.

We hope State Rep. and now IL Republican Primary gubernatorial candidate Ives and incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner will both grace the Public Affairs set before the March 20, 2018 Primary so Republican Primary voters can make a better, more informed decision about their choice for the Republican nominee for Governor.


R Primary Gov candidate and State Rep. Jeanne Ives: Illinois is a debt ridden state with debt ridden municipalities and the only thing you can do to get out of that debt is to grow. You have to have growth in this state…

R Gov candidate Jeanne Ives: In terms of getting our job growth going, we have to reform our taxes. We have the 4th highest corporate tax rate, we have the 4th highest workers compensation rate. We get beat out time and time again against not just our neighboring states but the states around the United States. So, until we get our business climate right, nothing is going to happen in the State…specifically, I would immediately …move back the individual income tax rate to 3 %. I would actually work towards eliminating completely the corporate tax. I think that would give a big show to corporations and other small businesses that we are serious about job creations and serious about economic growth in this State.

Partial transcript of the Public Affairs TV show taped on  August 24, 2014

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