William Adams, left, opposes Jeanne Ives in the 42nd House District.
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Two candidates for the Illinois House of Representatives both describe themselves as independent thinkers who would effect change in Springfield. But they disagree on how effective the other would be, based upon which side of the aisle they would sit. Republican Jeanne Ives is facing Democrat William Adams in the Nov. 6 election for a 2-year term to represent the 42nd District.