April 5 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats unseat several incumbents in Naperville, Lisle township races – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-lisle-township-democrats-election-st-0407-20170405-story.html
— Tight suburban mayor’s race could signal GOP challenges in 2018 – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps in Illinois are full of hatred and the are extremely vengeful. Of the Republican candidates who lost April 4, 2017 elections in Illinois, what percent lost because of the anti-Trump vote?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-governor-race-bolingbrook-20170405-story.html
— Downstate schools sue Gov. Bruce Rauner over funding – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-budget-stopgap-met-20170405-story.html
— Rauner offers a retread of successful campaign messaging – Paul Sassone
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-zurich/lifestyles/ct-ppn-column-sassone-tl-0413-20170405-column.html
— With big-money race looming, Democrats running for governor start showing off cash – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-governor-money-race-met-story.html
— Emanuel defends Chicago schools after Trump criticism – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-donald-trump-chicago-schools-met-20170405-story.html
— Chance the Rapper for mayor? – Leonor Vivanco
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chance-the-rapper-mayoral-push-met-20170405-story.html
— Illinois $15 minimum wage clears House committee – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: One could argue that if the minimum wage should be $15/hour for jobs that do not require a high school diploma, the minimum wage for jobs that require a high school diploma should be $25/hour, $35/hour for jobs that require a bachelor’s degree, $45/hour for jobs that require a master’s degree, $55/hour for jobs that require a professional certification, and $65/hour for jobs that require a professional license.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-minimum-wage-house-committee-vote-0406-biz-20170405-story.html
— Irvin declares victory while Guzman waits for counting of final ballots – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-election-folo-st-0406-20170405-story.html
— Voters take baby steps to shrink Illinois government. Only a few thousand fiefdoms to go – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-election-township-illinois-government-consolidate-edit-0406-jm-20170405-story.html
— Despite historic mayor’s race, most Aurora voters stay home – Hannah Leone
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-consolidated-voter-turnout-st-0405-20170405-story.html
— Naperville elects first African-American to council – Erin Hegarty and Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-white-elected-naperville-council-st-0407-20170405-story.html
— Democrats start moving stopgap state budget despite clear hurdles – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-budget-stopgap-met-20170405-story.html
— Top Mexican cop leaked sensitive info to drug cartels, prosecutors charge – Jason Meisner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-mexican-police-cartel-corruption-charges-20170405-story.html
— Why would millennial men prefer stay-at-home wives? – W. Bradford Wilcox and Samuel Sturgeon
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-why-would-millennial-men-prefer-stay-at-home-wives-20170405-story.html
— 2017 Illinois results
http://elections.chicagotribune.com/results/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rahm Emanuel calls Donald Trump’s attack on CPS ‘fake news’ – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-moves-to-raise-the-bar-for-cps-high-school-students/
— Rauner takes to Facebook to try to sink Dems’ ‘lifeline’ bill – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-takes-to-facebook-to-try-to-sink-dems-lifeline-bill/
— Ex-top cop McCarthy: ‘Lot of people’ urging me to challenge Rahm – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ex-top-cop-mccarthy-lot-of-people-urging-me-to-challenge-rahm/
— Emanuel won’t say whether he’ll ride to CPS rescue – FRAN SPIELMAN
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-wont-say-whether-hell-ride-to-cps-rescue/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-conservatives say “Gay rights groups hail Chicago court ruling as game changer.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gay-rights-groups-hail-chicago-court-ruling-as-game-changer/
— Attempt to overturn Palatine school transgender policy fails –
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/attempt-to-overturn-palatine-school-transgender-policy-fails/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage could take weeks to count remaining ballots – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170405/news/170409374/
— It could be weeks until Arlington Heights write-ins find out if they won – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170405/news/170409430/
— Some write-in candidates already know that they’ve won – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170405/news/170409401/
— Former Cantigny curator banned from facility after weapons cache found – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170405/news/170409450/
— Most fiscally conservative candidates turned down in Elgin – Elena Ferrarin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170405/news/170409353/
— Broda reflects on defeat in Lisle mayoral race – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170405/news/170409370/
— Reasons vary for Broda’s ouster
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170405/news/170409349/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner has a decent night in suburban elections – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Which candidates in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county did Rauner want to win or to lose?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170405/BLOGS02/170409950/rauner-has-a-decent-night-in-suburban-elections
— Illinois taxpayers’ tab for workers’ comp: $1 billion a year – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: What was your post-high school plan when you were in high school?  When I was a freshman and a sophomore, my post-high school plan was to enlist and use the G.I. Bill to get a college degree.  But my vision not being correctable to 20/20 and my partial red-green color blindness might have been a problem.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170405/BLOGS02/170409953/illinois-taxpayers-tab-for-workers-comp-1-billion-a-year
— Mayor’s CPS plan: No job, no college? No diploma. – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170405/BLOGS02/170409949/mayors-cps-plan-no-job-no-college-no-diploma
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So what does Emanuel announce today? A new requirement that, to graduate from a CPS high school, you have to have an approved plan for your future. Or else, well, they won’t hand you the sheepskin and you can hide in a corner, I guess. Under plans unveiled by the mayor today, all students, starting with current freshmen (class of 2020), would have to meet one of several standards to graduate. Those are presenting a college acceptance letter, an acceptance letter from a branch of the U.S. military, or proof of admission to a jobs program like a coding bootcamp or an apprenticeship, acceptance into a “gap year” program, or a job or a job offer.)
— Is Rauner’s property tax freeze plan a balm or time bomb for local taxpayers? – TIM JONES
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170405/NEWS02/170409990/is-rauners-property-tax-freeze-plan-a-balm-or-time-bomb-for-local

 

ABC7
— SUBURBAN MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/suburban-municipal-election-results/1832148/
— COUPLE ATTACKED WITH HAMMER AT GAS STATION FOR APPARENTLY HAVING ‘FANCY’ BOAT, BEING WHITE – Toni Yates
http://abc7chicago.com/news/couple-attacked-with-hammer-for-apparently-having-fancy-boat-being-white/1838931/
— EVANSTON ELECTS YOUNGEST CITY CLERK; 24-YEAR-OLD HAD ROUGH BEGINNINGS – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/evanston-elects-youngest-city-clerk;-24-year-old-had-rough-beginnings/1840141/

 

NBC5
— Chicago’s Ex-Top Cop Garry McCarthy Says He’s Been Encouraged to Run for Mayor
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Garry-McCarthy-Says-Hes-Been-Encouraged-to-Run-for-Mayor-418440683.html
— Emanuel Wants All CPS Students to Show Proof of Post-High School Plan in Order to Graduate – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: What was your post-high school plan when you were in high school?  When I was a freshman and a sophomore, my post-high school plan was to enlist and use the G.I. Bill to get a college degree.  But my vision not being correctable to 20/20 and my partial red-green color blindness might have been a problem.)
ttp://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/emanuel-wants-all-cps-students-show-proof-post-high-school-plan-graduate-418440933.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-conservatives say “Gay rights groups hail Chicago court ruling as game changer.”
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Court-Civil-Rights-Law-Covers-LGBT-Workplace-Bias-418320053.html

 

CBS2
— Voters in Evanston, Oak Park Support Property Tax Hike – Vince Gerasole
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/04/05/voters-in-evanston-oak-park-support-property-tax-hike/
— Prosecutor Vows To Prevent Convicted Felon From Serving As Markham Mayor – Steve Miller
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/04/05/prosecutor-vows-to-prevent-convicted-felon-from-serving-as-markham-mayor/
— Claar Leads Bolingbrook’s Mayoral Race, By Just 104 Votes – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/04/05/claar-leads-bolingbrooks-mayoral-race-by-just-104-votes/

 

DNA INFO
— Rahm To Trump: Stop ‘Running Down’ Chicago Schools, Students – Heather Cherone
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170405/midway/rahm-emanuel-donald-trump-chicago-public-schools-charter-schools

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— GOP, independents split McHenry Township election spoils – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/04/05/gop-independents-split-mchenry-township-election-spoils/anzqvpc/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— House Dems proposing $800M stopgap budget; Rauner opposed – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170405/house-dems-proposing-800m-stopgap-budget-rauner-opposed

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEW GAZETTE
— Shimkus shows he can fight town hall – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-04-05/tom-kacich-shimkus-shows-he-can-fight-town-hall.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Trump, transgender and police shootings dominate elections – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article142795524.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Central Illinois Election Highlights – TANYA KOONCE
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-illinois-election-highlights#stream/0

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Fenne, Markwell elected to College of DuPage board
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/04/05/fenne-markwell-elected-to-college-of-dupage-board/agc7pzu/
— Paulsen, Mathieson re-elected to Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 board  Other pro-referendum candidates also elected – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/04/05/paulsen-mathieson-re-elected-to-wheaton-warrenville-district-200-board/az3v799/

 

WJBD
— TREASONOUS: Illinois Senate Committee OKs (ILLEGAL) Protections – AP
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2017/04/05/illinois-senate-committee-oks-immigrant-protections

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Consolidated Election Results for 2017
http://www.nctv17.com/naperville-consolidated-election-results-for-2017/

 

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Operators of Dotty’s, Stella’s, Shelby’s gambling cafes sue state over revenue rules – Scott Holland & Jonathan Bilyk
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511101511-operators-of-dotty-s-stella-s-shelby-s-gambling-cafes-sue-state-over-revenue-rules

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Dust settles, Wayne Township highways chief emerges among DuPage victors – Tabitha Fleming
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511100753-dust-settles-wayne-township-highways-chief-emerges-among-dupage-victors
— New Downers Grove assessor Greg Boltz says more change coming – Glenn Minnis
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511101441-new-downers-grove-assessor-says-more-change-coming

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Mike Strick wins Naperville council seat – Ruth de Jauregui
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511101523-mike-strick-wins-naperville-council-seat
— Julie Berkowicz wins seat on Naperville City Council – Ruth de Jauregui
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511101527-julie-berkowicz-wins-seat-on-naperville-city-council
— Krummen, Brodhead, Coyne and White win Naperville city council seats – Tabitha Fleming
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511100830-krummen-brodhead-coyne-and-white-win-naperville-city-council-seats

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Rauner: First lady cries at lack of opportunity for younger generation in Illinois – Greg Bishop  (DIERSEN: What opportunities did you have when you were younger?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I had great opportunities when I was younger.  They stress that I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997 notwithstanding the fact that they demonize, denigrate, and condemn the aforesaid jobs as being bad jobs that they never would stoop to take.)
http://ilnews.org/news/state_politics/rauner-first-lady-cries-at-lack-of-opportunity-for-younger/article_9efec2b8-196c-11e7-8fa2-577851838a81.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AVERAGE, NEARLY $110,000 IN TOTAL COMPENSATION – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner  (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-afscme-workers-receive-on-average-nearly-110000-in-total-compensation/
— AFSCME BLURS THE LINES BETWEEN ‘REPRESENTATIONAL’ AND ‘POLITICAL’ SPENDING, TO THE DETRIMENT OF FAIR SHARE PAYERS – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/afscme-blurs-the-lines-between-representational-and-political-spending-to-the-detriment-of-fair-share-payers/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Repubs, Dems crow about local victories  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps in Illinois are full of hatred and the are extremely vengeful. Of the Republican candidates who lost Aril 4, 2017 elections in Illinois, what percent lost because of the anti-Trump vote?)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/05/repubs-dems-crow-about-local-victories/
— Proft wins big in Orland Park  (DIERSEN: Which candidates in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county did Proft want to win or to lose?  When will my critics/opponents step forward and claim credit for having their operatives and their dupes end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, my service as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, my GAO employment, etc.?  So far, they have only hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I caused all of the aforesaid losses myself.  My critics/opponents pride themselves in their ability to destroy individuals, destroy organizations, destroy companies, and destroy governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/04/05/proft-wins-big-in-orland-park/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— TREASONOUS: California Races to Become Sanctuary State, Shunning Federal Law and Its Own Residents – Hans von Spakovsky
http://dailysignal.com/2017/04/05/california-races-to-become-sanctuary-state-shunning-federal-law-and-its-own-residents/

 

POLITICO
— GOP finger-pointing flares as Obamacare repeal talks sputter – KYLE CHENEY and RACHAEL BADE
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/republican-infighting-obamacare-repeal-236914

 

DAILY CALLER
— Feds Paid $6 Million While Facing Misconduct Investigations – Ethan Barton  (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors have had me on reduced pay administrative leave since September 30, 1997.  So far, in today’s dollars, that has cost me $1,406,808 ($10,250/mo. salary minus $4,238 pension times 234 months equals $1,406,808).)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/05/feds-paid-6-million-while-facing-misconduct-investigations/
— CNN Leads Charge To Defund ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/04/cnn-leads-charge-to-defund-fox-news/

 

HOT AIR
— How bad are things in Chicago? Try bullet-proof vests for school children – JAZZ SHAW
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/04/04/how-bad-are-things-in-chicago-try-bullet-proof-vests-for-school-children/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump-supporting suburban mayor Roger Claar widens lead for re-election
http://www.wxow.com/story/35072495/trump-supporting-suburban-mayor-widens-lead-for-re-election

 

WASHINGTON POST
— These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned. – Samantha Schmidt
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/04/05/these-high-school-journalists-investigated-a-new-principals-credentials-days-later-she-resigned/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-O’Reilly blast O’Reilly.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/04/04/bill-oreilly-a-man-without-a-counterattack/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS & U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Trump-supporting suburban mayor Roger Claar widens lead for re-election – AP
http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/national/trump-supporting-suburban-mayor-widens-lead-re-election-article-1.3021319
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-04-05/the-latest-trump-supporting-mayor-expands-his-lead

 

FED SMITH
— New Administrative Leave Categories Established By Congress – Wayne Coleman  (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors have had me on reduced pay administrative leave since September 30, 1997.  So far, in today’s dollars, that has cost me $1,406,808 ($10,250/mo. salary minus $4,238 pension times 234 months equals $1,406,808).)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/04/05/new-administrative-leave-categories-established-congress/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The second addition to Chapter 63 establishes investigative leave and notice leave by adding Section 6329b. The investigative leave is for use when an employee is under investigation. The notice leave is for use when an employee has been placed on notice of an impending adverse action. These two forms can be used independently or notice leave can follow a period of investigative leave if an adverse action is proposed at the conclusion of an investigation. To use these forms of leave, the agency must determine that the employee’s continued presence may: Pose a threat to the employee or others; Result in the destruction of evidence relevant to an investigation; Result in loss of or damage to Government property; or Otherwise jeopardize legitimate Government interests. The agency also must consider the following alternatives before using either investigative leave or notice leave: Assigning the employee to duties in which the employee no longer poses a threat described in the preceding paragraph; Allowing the employee to take another form of leave for which the employee is eligible, e.g., annual leave; Carrying the employee in absence without leave status (AWOL) if the employee is absent from duty without approved leave; and Curtailing the notice period for an employee subject to one if there is reasonable cause to believe the employee has committed a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed; and find that none of these options is appropriate. Generally, investigative leave may be granted for a period of 30 days, but extensions for up to 90 days are possible when approved by the agency’s Chief Human Capital Officer or his designee. Extensions, in 30 day increments, beyond the 90 day total are possible if the agency submits a report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, along with any other committees of jurisdiction. Notice leave will be granted only for the duration of the prescribed notice period. Here, too, OPM will issue regulations to guide agencies in utilizing investigative and notice leave by the September date mentioned above.)

 

IN THESE TIMES
— Here Are Jobs That Are Being Outsourced Under Trump – KALI HOLLOWAY
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20021/here_are_jobs_that_are_being_outsourced_under_trump

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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