— Jeb Bush talks about mom at Elmhurst College forum: “I’m so blessed to be her son” – Will Jones
— Court hears arguments in appeal by former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock on corruption charges – AP
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting teens to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
— Pedal pubs banned citywide in Naperville – Erin Hegarty
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want to abolish the Second Amendment say “A ‘sanctuary county’ in Illinois for paranoid gun owners? I’ll help you move!”
— Bill that would ban tackle football for kids under 12 in Illinois won’t be called for vote, likely is dead – Steve Sadin
— Now it’s Madame Chairman: ‘Proud’ Democrat Preckwinkle makes party history – Rachel Hinton email and Alexandra Arriaga
— Ex-Rep. Aaron Schock asks appellate court in Chicago to toss his indictment – Jon Seidel
— When you can buy a sports team and live on a yacht, why run for governor? – Phil Kadner
— What about kids trapped in cars? Aldermen want to protect them by fining parents – Fran Spielman
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois House approves Trump tax-cap workaround – GREG HINZ
— A new effort to bring remap reform to Illinois – GREG HINZ
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting religious leaders to serve as their operatives and their dupes.
— Rep. David McSweeney’s township bill passes Illinois House, 80-22
— Disability caregivers rally for living wage
— Volunteers rally for override of Governor’s Gun Dealer Licensing Act veto
— DuPage County To Hold Discovery Recount Of Some Primary Results The April 25 recount will include votes from the Fox River and Countryside Fire and Rescue Districts. – Lisa Marie Farver
— AUDIO: Governor Rauner Discuss Trade Mission on WLS Radio
PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Relying on Rauner, Illinois GOP, House Republicans had just 2 individual donations in 1st quarter
— Republican State Senator McCann expected to challenge Rauner, on Conservative Party line
— 17TH CD STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEEWOMAN JAN WEBER RE-ASSERTS HER DESIRE FOR RE-ELECTION
— PRECKWINKLE ELECTED NEW CHAIRMAN OF COOK COUNTY DEMOCRATS; BERRIOS OUSTED
— THORNER & O’NEIL: BIASED, PROGRESSIVE MEDIA IS UPROOTING THE NATION’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
— WHO’S AFFECTING CHANGE IN YOUR STATE CAPITOL? THIS WEEK IN ILLINOIS, IT’S PLANNED PARENTHOOD
— MCCANN’S NOTHING BURGER COULD NOW BE APPEARING THURSDAY
— Pritzker hit yet again on taxes
— Dick’s destroying all the guns it pulled from its shelves (DIERSEN: Those who want to destroy America are overjoyed about that.)
— France’s futile hope to ‘reform’ Islam
— Evangelical Leaders’ Wheaton College Meeting Was Not Anti-Trump, Organizer Clarifies – Samuel Smith
— Evangelical Leaders Critical of Trump Strategize at “Invitation Only” Meeting – Dave Bohon
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Wages of Tax Reform Are Going to America’s Workers In a dynamic, competitive economy, what’s good for companies is good for their employees. – Kevin Hassett
— Trump voters in Democratic primaries? A closer look at Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District – Elaine Kamarck, Alexander Podkul, and Nicholas W. Zeppos (DIERSEN: 219 voted in the March 20, 2018 primary in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. 62 (28%) changed their party affiliation. 23 (10%) changed from Republican to Democrat. 21 (10%) changed from Independent to Democrat. 16 (7%) changed from Independent to Republican. 2 (1%) changed from Democrat to Republican.)
— New Document Spells Our Carrot-and-Stick Approach to Workplace Policy
WINDY CITY TIMES
— Log Cabin Republicans claims to be locally reactivated – Matt Simonette
— APRIL 13, 2016 FLASHBACK: 241 of DuPage County’s 539 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen attended the DuPage County Republican Central Committee’s (DCRCC) biannual county convention Wednesday evening, April 13, 2016, at the Jack Knuepfer Administration Building in Wheaton, and unanimously elected Brian Krajewski as DCRCC Chairman and Chris Kachiroubas as DCRCC Secretary. Attendees include Abbate, Anderson, Atkinson, Berlin, Blass, Boltz, Bond, Brennan, Bucholz, Canzolino, Carlson, Carlyle, Caruso, Crane, Cronin, Dabrowski, Dangelo, DiCianni, Dillard, Durante, Eckhoff, Elliott, Fawell, Fichtner, Fisher, Given, Grasso, Grant, Grimsby, Grogan, Healy, Henry, Hinds, Hois, Holan, Hundhausen, Keller, Khouri, Kmiecik, Kovacevic, Krzyzewski, Kubinski, Larsen, LeVan, Lewis, Lofgren, Loftus, Lowe, Malm, Marchese, Martinez, McGowen, McNeily, Mendrick, Minor, Muehlfelt, Murphy, Nathawani, Noonan, Olsen, Painter, Pollastrini, Puchalski, Redick, Reboletti, Ryan, Santucci, Schultz, Shaw, Slinger, Stern, Straub, Tornatore, Tornga, Valle, Veenstra, Wehling, Whelan, Wiley, Winger, Wozniak, Wurster, Yurgaitis, and Zay. Addison township had the best turnout of elected committeeman – 40 of 54 (74%), then Downers Grove with 53 of 105 (51%), then Lisle with 19 of 39 (49%), then Milton with 40 of 89 (45%), then Wayne with 21 of 49 (43%), then Naperville with 11 of 26 (43%), then York with 27 of 79 (34%), then Bloomingdale with 23 of 70 (33%), and then Winfield with 7 of 28 (25%). – Dave Diersen
— APRIL 17, 2014 FLASHBACK: Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party to post on its website www.weareillinois.com the following information from the 102 Republican county conventions held Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014. – Dave Diersen
— The names of the 102 county party chairmen and other officers who were elected.
— The weighted vote that each of Illinois’ 18 congressional districts has.
— The names of the 18 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) member who were elected.
— For each of the 18 IRP SCC races, the number of votes that each of candidates received broken out by county, township, and ward.
— The number of elected precinct committeemen who attended each of the 101 county conventions outside of Cook County broken out by townships
— APRIL 17, 2014 FLASHBACK: Ruscitti and Fawell reelected to lead the DuPage County Republican Party; 284 Republican Precinct Committeemen attend; Attendees include Bellock, Biggert, Breen, Bucholz, Cantore, Carlin, Cerne, Connelly, Cronin, Dillard, Fichtner, Grasso, Grant, Grogan, Hamilton, Healy, Henry, Hinds, Holan, Hultgren, Ives, Kachiroubas, King, Kleeman, Krajewski, Larsen, Lewis, Murphy, Noonan, Painter, Schillerstrom, Tornatore, Whelan, Wiley, Winger, Wozniak, Zannis, and Zaruba. – Dave Diersen
284 of DuPage County’s 517 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen attended the DuPage County Republican Central Committee’s (DCRCC) biannual county convention Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014, at the Jack Knuepfer Administration Building in Wheaton, and unanimously reelected Darlene Ruscitti as DCRCC Chairman and Jeff Fawell as DCRCC Secretary.
– 59 of the 104 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen in Downers Grove Township attended including Bellock, Biggert, Dillard, Grogan, Krajewski, Olsen, and Painter
– 48 of the 90 in Milton Township attended including Bucholz, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Crane, Falbo, Fawell, Galvin, Grasso, Grant, Heidorn, Hinkle, Ives, Jacobsen, Keller, Krzyzewski, Larsen, Levan, Lofgren, McGowen, Molitor, Muehlfelt, Ryan, Shaw, Smith, Wagner, Wehling, and Zaruba
– 40 of the 64 in Bloomingdale Township attended including Dabrowski, Hundhausen, Levato, Ruscitti, and Tornatore
– 33 of the 55 in Addison Township attended including Durante, Kachiroubas, Moretti, Veenstra, and Winger
– 30 of the 67 in York Township attended including Breen, Cantore, Cronin, Fichtner, Hinds, Kordik, Ledonne, Stern, and Valle
– 25 of the 45 in Lisle Township attended including Carlin, Connelly, Loftus, Martinez, and Wozniak
– 23 of the 40 in Wayne Township attended including Marchese, Murphy, Pollastrini, Ramey, and Wiley
– 14 of the 34 in Naperville Township attended including Carlyle, Dixon, Fee, Furstenau, Healy, Schillerstrom, Vician, and Yurgaitis
– 12 of the 18 in Winfield Township attended including Brown, Hultgren, Johnson, Tornga, and Zegel
Attendees also included Anderson, Bond, Cattoni, Cerne, Colgan, Dorgan, Dusza, Filipello, Hamilton, Henry, Holan, Jatczak, Kain, King, Kmiecik, Lewis, Morrissey, Noonan, Puchalski, Salerno, Schroeder, Trowbridge, Whelan, Wilkins, and Zannis.
— APRIL 17, 2014 FLASHBACK: DuPage County Republicans anxiously await the DuPage County Republican Party to post on its website http://www.dupagegop.com/ a) the weighted vote that each Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidate received and the number of committeemen who voted for them broken out by township and b) the names of the newly elected township party officers. – Dave Diersen