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Trump Wins NW Suburban Lincoln Day Dinner Presidential Straw Poll Over DeSantis 47-22, as Grassroots Prepare for Trump Jr. Visit in Oct.



By Illinois Review

On Thursday evening during the annual Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Niles, President Donald Trump was victorious in the 2024 presidential straw poll, defeating Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis 47-22.

Nikki Haley came in third with 11 percent of the vote; Vivek Ramaswamy in fourth with 7 percent; Mike Pence 4 percent and Tim Scott 3 percent.

(Source: Politico Illinois Playbook)

President Trump leads DeSantis in national polls by over 40 points, solidifying his position as the 2024 Republican nominee for President of the United States.

(Facebook/Mark Weyermuller)

Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of President Trump will be making several stops in Illinois next month as part of a national book tour to promote Letters To Trump – a 319-page book that captures the private correspondence between President Trump and some of the biggest names in history over the last 40 years.

The McHenry County GOPAC is hosting an event for Trump Jr. at 11:00 am on October 27th, and Darren Bailey is hosting a book signing party later that same evening in Effingham. Private events, including a lunch, will take place in between, and a full schedule has not yet been released.

But as preparations are underway for the VIP visit, sources can confirm to Illinois Review that AM 560 radio host and state central committee member Jeanne Ives, who announced in May that she was backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign for president – recently sent emissaries to try and secure special “VIP” treatment during the high profile visit, including a request for an interview with Trump Jr. on her Sunday evening radio show and a request to speak on stage during one of the stops on the book tour – but the requests were all denied.

In the Trump world, loyalty means everything – and throwing one’s support behind DeSantis, who trails President Trump by over 40 points, is a non-starter.

On Wednesday morning, the AM 560 radio host took to her Facebook page and attacked IR for its reporting, alleging that this publication – the leading conservative news source in Illinois, is “full of lies.”

AM 560 radio host Jeanne Ives says IR “articles are filled with lies.” (Facebook/Jeanne Ives)

Ives’ Facebook comments were all over the map. After attacking this publication, she then tried to walk back her support of DeSantis’ presidential campaign, and in another comment she pivots and then shockingly attacks the upcoming visit with the former president’s son, falsely claiming that the Donald Trump Jr. event in Addison can’t sell tickets.

AM 560 radio host Jeanne Ives falsely alleges that the Donald Trump Jr. event can’t sell tickets. (Facebook/Jeanne Ives)

The AM 560 radio host even went so far to falsely suggest that members of the Trump Jr. team reached out to her office in DuPage County and asked to promote the event on her radio show and schedule an interview, and she “declined.”

AM 560 radio host Jeanne Ives slams the event in Addison with Donald Trump Jr. (Facebook/Jeanne Ives)

Sources confirmed with Illinois Review late Thursday that the Trump Jr. team, including his business partner, were not happy with the AM 560 radio host’s comments.

A more detailed schedule of the book tour will be posted on Illinois Review when it becomes available.


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  1. President Donald J. Trump enjoys strong support from the grass roots activists.

    The establishment Republicans are against him.

    This was the same story when Ronald Reagan captured the White House. Former Governor Thompson was promoting John Connally for President over Reagan in the 1980 primary. Connally wound up with one delegate nationwide.

    The Illinois Republicans (RINOS) were willing to ride on Reagan’s coattails during elections, but totally failed to subscribe to or support the Reagan Revolution in Illinois. These players were happier when Reagan left office and Bush 41 (a flaming moderate and globalist) took office in 1989. Within four years, Bush was sent packing and Illinois has never gone Republican in a presidential race ever since.