August 14 Morning Edition

— The August Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) monthly meeting is this evening at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream. The social hour starts at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. SEE: 

I will be signing in as a candidate. I am a candidate to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. The other six Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmeicik, and Robert McNeily.

Hopefully, all of the aforesaid seven candidates will a) attend meeting, b) announce their candidacies, c) and seek the support of the eighteen Republican Precinct Committeemen who represent Wheaton’s West District. Those eighteen Precinct Committeemen are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

Hopefully, MTRCC will gather relevant information about the aforesaid seven candidates, provide that information to the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen, and host a candidate forum. The goal of providing information on the candidates and hosting a candidate forum is to help the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen recommend to Wheaton’s City Council the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.

In my opinion, the following information about all 10 candidates should be disclosed: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions. In my opinion, Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton’s West District should have the above information.

At Wheaton’s City Council meeting on Monday, August 19, 2019, its members will go into executive session to deliberate on the 10 candidates who have applied. Because, in that session, they will be reviewing the documents that the 10 candidates have submitted, Wheaton has denied my FOIA request for those documents.

According to MTRCC’s bylaws (, “When a position within Milton Township is declared vacant, the MTRCC shall meet within forty (40) days of the declaration of vacancy to recommend an individual to fill such vacancy. The recommendation shall be decided at a convention of the Organization by a majority vote of the Organization through a written ballot.” It would be great if MTRCC would host a candidate forum for the aforesaid seven Republican candidates.” I urge MTRCC to do the aforesaid concerning Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting and a candidate forum if one is held: a) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members, b) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; c) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

It will be extremely interesting to see which of the seven candidates are endorsed by which of the aforesaid candidates, elected officials, and party leaders, and especially which candidates Ives and Sanguinetti might endorse because they both have served on Wheaton’s City Council.

Further, I will be asking a) Susan Fitch, Chris Zaruba, and other Wheaton City Council members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton and b) Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Bob Larsen, Jim Zay, and other DuPage County Board members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas.

Further, I will be asking the meeting’s attendees to join me, Bob Cherry, Dick Furstenau, B.J. Singer, and Tim Whelan in urging DuPage County, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot.

Further, I will be asking the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, its Chairman Marty Keller, MTRCC, and the other eight Republican township party organizations in DuPage County to urge DuPage County and the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot. – Dave Diersen

— Nancy Pelosi to kick off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – AP

— Chicago hospital shooting: Gun in VA hospital incident came from Indiana gun store heist – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff & Christine Tressel

— FBI Probes How Alleged Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Gunman Got Rifle On His Hands – Charlie De Mar

— Democrats set to rally at Illinois State Fair with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looking for more House seats to flip – RICK PEARSON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville’s No. 9 in country for safest cities to raise children, No. 22 for safest college town, new rankings show – SUZANNE BAKER
(FROM THE ARTICLE: SafeWise’s study on safest cities to raise children, released Tuesday, analyzed the most recent FBI violent and property crime report statistics in order to rank cities with a population of at least 75,000 based on the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, violent and property crime rates were calculated per 1,000 people in each city.)

— Hinsdale businessman David Andalcio confirmed for RTA post over Democrats’ objections – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: The vote was taken at yesterday’s DuPage County Board meeting. At that meeting, Dick Furstenau and I urged the board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas. The video is at )
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Hinsdale businessman has been named DuPage’s representative on the Regional Transit Authority board, despite strong criticism from most Democrats on the county board. County board members voted 10-5 Tuesday to confirm David Andalcio’s appointment. He fills the seat formerly held by Patrick Durante, whose term ended last month.)
— Today’s racial discrimination – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following demographics that you have, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs discourage you from seeking any kind of government or political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— The state’s test of government consolidation in McHenry County could be just the start – Editorial
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Wauconda officials open to local marijuana dispensaries – Russell Lissau

— Township Consolidation Law may be first of many government reduction efforts – REBECCA ANZEL

— Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans – AP

— Adams County considers opting in to recreational marijuana program – Lynsey Whitaker

— Ottawa, Streator councils will soon decide on recreational marijuana sales Ottawa supportive, Streator undecided – Michael Urbanec and Brent Bader

— Social Justice: What Does It Really Mean? – Oliver Perry

— Eight-in-Ten Democrats Want Easier Migration and Asylum Rules – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)

— Cuccinelli: No Public Charge Immigrants

— Brent Bozell: Mass Murder? Blame ‘Conservative Media Stars’ – L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham

— Ocasio-Cortez’s Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent, FEC Records Show – ANDREW KERR

— If You’re Not Grateful To The United States, Why Are You Here? Rather than ridicule America’s past, as if the travesties of U.S. history nullify its soaring glories, immigrants and longtime Americans should be grateful for America and its political and cultural traditions. – Casey Chalk (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats highlight immigrants who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Does The Statue Of Liberty Poem Invalidate U.S. Borders Or Require Giving Welfare To Non-Citizens? – Susanna Hoffman

— WHEN LUXURIES BECOME A HUMAN RIGHT Reflections on Netflix and organic pears. – Daniel Greenfield

— Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding the Wicked War on ICE? – Michelle Malkin

— Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said. – Jan Hoffman (DIERSEN: I have never used pot or any other illegal drug. All candidates for any kind of office should disclose if they have used pot or any other illegal drug. Use of illegal drugs demonstrates disrespect for the rule of law.)

— Banning ‘assault rifles’ and large-capacity magazines won’t stop mass shooters – Robert Farago

— The ‘Public-Charge’ Ploy A new rule looks like another effort to limit legal immigration. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
— FRONT PAGE: Résumés Are Starting to Look Like Instagram—and Sometimes Even Tinder Employers see surge in Gen Z CVs containing photos and illustrations; ‘there’s a freaking bitmoji’ – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: I urge all 10 candidates seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy to post their resumes. Mine is posted at

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.