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Letter: What are Jeanne Ives' plans to improve Illinois?

To the Editor:

Regarding the interview the Editorial Board had with Jeanne Ives in the paper Feb. 20, I wanted to see what Ives had to say about running for governor as a GOP candidate and as an alternative to Bruce Rauner.

I wanted to read what her thoughts were on how to turn around the state of Illinois, what ideas she had to fix the financial crisis, how she was going to reduce the burden of high taxes on the residents, what her plans were to stop the outflow of citizens from Illinois, and how she was planning to fix the government gridlock created by House Speaker Mike Madigan.

I felt certain that during a 50-minute interview, she would offer up some of those items.

However, after reading the article, I am led to believe she doesn’t have any of those thoughts.

The article consisted entirely of Ives criticizing
Gov. Rauner. How does that make Ives qualified to run for governor?

When I look at the people who are running for office, I look into what their positions are on the issues, the ideas they have to help improve things, and how closely that aligns with my beliefs.

I disregard candidates who only criticize their opponents.

To me, that only means they have no original thoughts or ideas of their own, and they cannot stand up for what they believe in. 

Jeanne Ives had 50 minutes to offer up her ideas and thoughts to improve Illinois, yet we didn’t get any of that in this article.

Jeff Robinson

Crystal Lake

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