April 17 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Naperville ranked 2nd best city to live in America – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-best-city-st-0419-20170417-story.html
— Annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Palatine to Feature Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/community/chi-ugc-article-annual-lincoln-day-dinner-in-palatine-to-feat-2017-04-17-story.html
— First-term U.S. congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is last in the state in seniority but first in campaign cash – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-congress-fundraising-reports-met-0418-20170417-story.html
— Annual Holocaust remembrance ceremony to be held Sunday in Skokie – Mike Isaacs  (DIERSEN: Democrats are a) nasty, b) moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means, and c) disciples of Saul Alinsky.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrat always stressed to my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Jewish that I was 100% German national origin and that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. In my defense, I stressed that all my ancestors had immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father world have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/news/ct-skr-holocaust-remembrance-ceremony-tl-0420-20170417-story.html
— When nation’s oldest operating GM plant closed, families emerged from Great Recession into uncertain future – Amy Goldstein
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-janesville-gm-plant-20170417-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Easter violence raises question: Has God given up on Chicago? – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago paint Chicago as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  My ancestors on my father’s side immigrated to Chicago in 1844.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-chicago-violence-easter-huppke-20170417-story.html
— DIERSE HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say why “Why Donald Trump can’t ignore demands to release his tax returns.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-release-tax-returns-protests-20170417-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Demand to see Trump’s tax returns will only grow.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/demand-to-see-trumps-tax-returns-will-only-grow/
— State senator wants to bar ZIP code from car insurance equation – Andrea Salcedo  (DIERSEN: The fewer insurance claims in a zip code, the lower that insurance rates should be in that zip code.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/state-senator-wants-to-bar-zip-code-from-car-insurance-equation/

 

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County Board considering 10% cut in tax levy – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170417/mchenry-county-board-considering-10-cut-in-tax-levy
— Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub’s epic road trip now in Congressional Record – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170417/lester-mayorx2019s-epic-road-trip-now-in-congressional-record

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— In rocky era for Planned Parenthood, Illinois chapter names new boss – BRIGID SWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170417/NEWS03/170419900/in-rocky-era-for-planned-parenthood-illinois-chapter-names-new-boss

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers look forward to a) turning Trump into a stoner and b) destroying America.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/marijuana-businesses-worry-about-trump-but-expect-to-prevail/693243401
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s travel policies hurting ‘U.S. brand’ and discouraging tourists.”  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who come to America as tourists stay in America illegally?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trumps-travel-policies-hurting-us-brand-and-discouraging-tourists-experts-say/693293443

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— In Q-C, Rauner praises Senate Democrats – Ed Tibbetts
http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/in-q-c-rauner-praises-senate-democrats/article_fadb2386-f01e-597d-aef6-9294dc115a1a.html

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Illinois state lawmakers have incentive to solve budget rather than play politics  Stalling tactics could suggest no budget deal until after next election – Jim Niedelman
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/illinois-state-lawmakers-have-incentive-to-solve-budget-rather-than-play-politics/693303602
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “President Trump’s changing positions spawn deeper partisan divide.”
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/president-trumps-changing-positions-spawn-deeper-partisan-divide/693301170

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— In Peoria visit, Rauner offers vague hope about budget deal – Chris Kaergard
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170417/in-peoria-visit-rauner-offers-vague-hope-about-budget-deal
— 300 state workers delinquent on 2014 taxes – Ray Long
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170417/300-state-workers-delinquent-on-2014-taxes

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Nothing fake about news reporting – JOHN PALEN  (DIERSEN: Beyond overwhelmingly, news is slanted to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green Party platform.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/2017-04-16/sunday-extra-nothing-fake-about-news-reporting.html

 

WJBD
— Spicer defends White House policy on visitor logs  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not want anyone to know who they visit with.)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2017/04/17/spicer-defends-white-house-policy-on-visitor-logs

 

WVIK
— State Employees, Retirees to Rauner: Do Your Job – MARIAH WOELFEL  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, the most important job that my superiors had was to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://wvik.org/post/state-employees-retirees-rauner-do-your-job#stream/0

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Dramatic STD Spike in DuPage County  Cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia increased sharply. Syphilis cases were up by 425 percent. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dramatic-spike-stds-dupage-county

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Should North Shore public schools set lower academic, discipline standards for black and Hispanic students? Activist to make the case.
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511104961-should-north-shore-public-schools-set-lower-academic-discipline-standards-for-black-and-hispanic-students-activist-to-make-the-case

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Uncontested races, entrenched incumbents reduce competition in local elections – Caitlin Nordahl
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511105180-uncontested-races-entrenched-incumbents-reduce-competition-in-local-elections

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— OUTSTANDING: AG Determines McHenry County Blog is “news media” under FOIA. – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/04/ag-determines-mchenry-county-blog-is-news-media-under-foia/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Pro-Family Illinois Voters Finally Have a Reason to Thank Governor Rauner – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/pro-family-illinois-voters-finally-reason-thank-governor-rauner/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKER PETER BREEN INTRODUCES BILL TO PREVENT ANOTHER UNITED AIRLINES DEBACLE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/illinois-lawmaker-introduces-bill-to-prevent-another-united-airlines-debacle.html
— NO CONFIDENCE IN DEMS’ MINIMUM WAGE PLAN, SURVEY REVEALS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/no-confidence-in-dems-minimum-wage-plan-survey-reveals.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The perils of campaigning: Biss does the Chicken Dance  (DIERSEN: What do you think of Biss’ haircut?  My wife’s brother’s daughter’s boyfriend is a barber who recently gave Biss a haircut.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/17/the-perils-of-campaigning-biss-does-the-chicken-dance/

 

BREITBARD
— Patriots Players Boycotting White House Super Bowl Celebration Speak Out on Trump – TRENT BAKER  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What percent of those involved in sports are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/04/16/watch-patriots-players-boycotting-white-house-super-bowl-celebration-speak-trump/
— Illegal Immigrants Filing Tax Returns (to get refunds) Dropping under Trump – LANA SHADWICK
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/04/17/illegal-immigrants-filing-tax-returns-dropping-trump/

 

GOPUSA
— NBC Sports writer laments American flags used at baseball games: ‘Keep politics out’  (DIERSEN: When Democrats and RINOs, for example those Democrats and RINOs in Wheaton, say that they do not like politics, they are saying they do not like Republicans.)
http://www.gopusa.com/nbc-sports-writer-laments-american-flags-used-at-baseball-games-keep-politics-out/

 

FOX NEWS
— Arrests of Illegal Immigrants Jumped 32% in Trump’s First Months
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/04/17/arrests-illegal-immigrants-ice-jumped-trump-took-office

 

DAILY CALLER
— Rahm Emanuel Uses Rumor About EPA To Bash Trump – Chris White
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/rahm-emanuel-uses-rumor-about-epa-to-bash-trump/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporters like Hitler demonized, denigrated, and condemned Jews.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/04/17/racism-motivated-trump-voters-more-than-authoritarianism-or-income-inequality/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/04/17/this-brutal-new-poll-shows-that-fewer-and-fewer-people-believe-trumps-lies/

 

FED SMITH
— Which Federal Agencies Would You Like to Eliminate? – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: How many votes will GAO get because GAO audits the federal government and no one likes auditors?)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/04/17/federal-agencies-like-eliminate/

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.

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