August 25 Morning Edition

ABC7
— CHICAGO TEACHERS PROTEST $5.4 BILLION CPS BUDGET
http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-teachers-protest-$54-billion-cps-budget/1482658/

 

NBC5
— Kirk, Duckworth Spar at Agricultural Legislative Roundtable  Sen. Mark Kirk and Rep. Tammy Duckworth participated in an agricultural roundtable Wednesday in Normal, taking the stage separately and trading barbs throughout the day. – Tom Schuba and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Kirk-Duckworth-Attend-Agricultural-Legislative-Roundtable-391222382.html

 

CBS2
— Chicago Teachers Union Urging Teachers to Consider Striking If No Contract By October – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/24/chicago-teachers-union-urging-teachers-to-consider-striking-if-no-contract-by-october/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over “The beginning of the end of angry white males.”  Ever-increasingly, to be anti-Trump is to be anti-Whites and anti-males.  What do Whites who are female have say about that?  What do minorities who are male have to say about that?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-angry-white-males-20160823-story.html
— Comptroller hopefuls to square off today in Rauner, Madigan proxy war – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-leslie-munger-susana-mendoza-illinois-comptroller-20160824-story.html
— Taxpayers hit again under Emanuel as CPS hikes property taxes – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-schools-budget-property-tax-hike-met-0825-20160824-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump returns to friendly ground in the South, calling Clinton a bigot.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-campaign-mississippi-20160824-story.html
— Aurora increases pay for aldermen, mayor – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-compensation-st-0825-20160824-story.html
— The affordable shore: Why Indiana living appeals to Chicago commuters – Alison Bowen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-millennials-move-to-shore-re-0828-20160825-story.html
— The 401(k) is wreaking havoc on retirement – Ben Steverman  (DIERSEN: My being a federal employee REQUIRED me to put 7% of my salary into the Civil Service Retirement System.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-retire-401k-bb20b470-69e4-11e6-91cb-ecb5418830e9-20160824-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The shift from pensions to 401(k) plans is making retirement inequality much worse-and education is what separates the haves from the have-nots, a new study has found. College graduates have always been able to get better jobs. What’s new in recent decades is that traditional pensions have all but vanished, replaced by 401(k)-style plans. In 1980, 38 percent of private sector workers had a pension and 19 percent a 401(k). By last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the numbers had more or less reversed-just 15 percent had a pension and 43 percent a 401(k). That shift is creating “double disadvantages for the less educated,” wrote University of Kansas sociology professor ChangHwan Kim and Social Security Administration researcher Christopher Tamborini in a paper presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual conference on Tuesday.)
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA TIGHTENS: ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–act-college-readiness-20160824-story.html
— At last, criminal justice reforms — Don’t blow it – Editorial  (DIERSEN: How many criminals will the Democrats and the RINOs send to your county, to your township/ward, to your municipality, and to your precinct?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-criminal-justice-reforms-illinois-rauner-edit-0826-20160824-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Daily Herald urges everyone to write letters to the editor “to make your voice heard on elections.” Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries do not want your voice to be heard on elections or on anything else?  The following individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries do not want my voice to be heard on elections or on anything else: those that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160825/discuss/160829390/
— Whose mistake?  Did GOP state Rep. Michael McAuliffe lie about being a veteran in newspaper op-eds, as his Democratic opponent suggests? The issue’s a little more complicated than that, I learned when I began looking into it this week. McAuliffe, whose district includes portions of Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Rosemont and Park Ridge, wrote a letter to several newspapers last fall ­– including the Daily Herald — using the term “my fellow veterans” although he never served in the armed forces. House Republican strategist Joe Woodward said the error was a staffer’s and offered a revised letter to newspapers in short order. But Woodward says the Daily Herald was the only paper to print the revision. The issue is being highlighted now by Democrat Merry Martwig in a race considered to be one of the most competitive in the suburbs. – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress not only that I am not a veteran, they stress that I sought and obtained student and financial hardship draft deferments 1966-1971.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160825/news/160829332/
— August 27 GOP breakfast focuses on state House races – Schaumburg Township Republican Organization
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160825/news/160829483/
— Caregivers leaving for higher pay in fast food, retail – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160825/news/160829332/
— Survivor to visit Naperville to explain ‘enormity’ of Holocaust – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: Democrats are nasty.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates reminded everyone, but especially a) those who were Jewish, b) those who had loved ones killed or injured by Germans during WWI and/or WWII, c) those who were not of German national origin, and d) those who had not been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL) that a) I am 100% German national origin and b) I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a MSL.  In my defense, I stressed a) that all my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, b) that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, c) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and d) that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160824/news/160829415/
— More praise for Naperville’s top teen volunteer  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. What volunteer work did you do while you were a teen? I did not do any. I focused on earning money to pay for college expenses and for new cars.  If you seek a government office or a political office, the less volunteer work that you did while you were at teen, the more that your critics/opponents will viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being selfish and even worse things.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160824/submitted/160829443/

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE & DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Who’s political now? An unvarnished look at the Southern Illinoisan editorial board
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511000491-who-s-political-now-an-unvarnished-look-at-the-southern-illinoisan-editorial-board
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511000482-who-s-political-now-an-unvarnished-look-at-the-southern-illinoisan-editorial-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Southern Illinoisan recently devoted space in its newspaper to an attack on this paper. The piece, penned collectively by the newspaper’s editorial board, entitled “Voice of The Southern: Know what you’re reading” took issue with the Southwest Illinois News’ editorial bent. We are not shy about our position in favoring free-market principles and less government spending. We’ve said this time and again, and we’ll say it again here. But the description of this newspaper by The Southern Illinoisan was beyond disdain. “Does it look like a newspaper? For the most part, yeah. It’s got a masthead, some stories on the front page, an index, a community calendar, an editorial – why, it even has a sports page,” the Southern Illinoisan wrote in its editorial before going on to criticize us for covering local challengers over entrenched local politicians. Why have we focused on these candidates? Simple. The Southern Illinoisan and many other daily newspapers like it rarely mention the local challengers. Unlike the editorial board of the Southern Illinoisan, we live in a reality where people and organizations are allowed to openly have opinions about the state of government; and as the residents of Illinois know, the state is in peril. What readers may not know, however, is that the editorial board of the Southern Illinoisan is populated by “journalists” aligned with the Democratic Party and leftist ideals.)

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Clinton: Trump leading ‘hate movement’; Trump: Clinton a ‘bigot’ Billionaire is “peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia.” – CNN  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs promote those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-says-clinton-is-a-bigot

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Mark Kirk’s mouth bites him again – Editorial
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-mark-kirk-s-mouth-bites-him-again/article_f6500ac3-5207-51fd-ab87-21e9cea41388.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— In U.S. Senate race, voters deserve better; Illinois needs more – Editorial
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/editorial-in-senate-race-voters-deserve-better-illinois-needs-more/article_22220157-9507-5c86-99b5-2baa6e83439d.html

 

WSIL TV
— AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?  (DIERSEN: Democrats always shout at women that they should vote for Democrats because Democrats will use government to give preference to women, that is, to discriminate against men. My Democrat superiors in the federal government were very proud of how they gave preference to women, that is, how they discriminated against men.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32837150/ap-norc-poll-gender-matters-but-does-it-hurt-or-help

 

WSIU
— Rauner Narrows Focus of Turnaround Agenda
http://news.wsiu.org/post/gov-rauner-narrows-focus-turnaround-agenda#stream/0
— Sen. Forby Blames Pontiac Prison Assault on Tamms Prison Closure – BRAD PALMER
http://news.wsiu.org/post/sen-forby-blames-pontiac-prison-assault-tamms-prison-closure#stream/0

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Chicago Public Schools Spending Plan Prompts Talk of Pension Compromise – AMANDA VINICKY  (DIERSEN: Are you in line to get a government pension or are you getting one now?  Are you in line to get a health insurance subsidy when you retire or are you getting one now?  I get a $50,720/year Civil Service Retirement System pension and a $16,854/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid is grossly excessive.  I have the aforesaid pension and subsidy because I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years.  Many millions, including virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/chicago-public-schools-spending-plan-prompts-talk-pension-compromise

 

COUNTY JOURNAL
— Rauner Takes Steps To Make Justice System More Compassionate  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs promote the rights of criminals. Republicans promote the rights of victims of crime.)
http://countyjournal.org/rauner-takes-steps-to-make-justice-system-more-compassionate-p869-90.htm

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Cong. Duckworth/IL Dem legislators tag team Senator Kirk: Of drugs, ransom, race, hard ball politics and who is unhinged? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/08/cong-duckworthil-dem-legislators-tag-team-senator-kirk-of-drugs-ransom-race-cards-hard-ball-politics-and-who-is-unhinged-read-watch-and-weep-for-a-joltin-joe/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HULTGREN: 14TH CD RESIDENTS FACE 37 TO 71 PERCENT HEALTH CARE PREMIUM HIKES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/hultgren-14th-cd-residents-face-37-to-71-percent-health-care-premium-hikes.html

 

GOPUSA
— Sheriff Clarke says Black Lives Matter is all politics, slams Obama
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=14138
— Lots of frustrated Texans want to go it alone  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they want to get rid of you if you are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=14140

 

TPM
— Instead Of Detailing His Immigration Policy, Trump Polls Town Hall Crowd – CAITLIN MACNEAL
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-hannity-immigration-polls-audience

 

BREITBART
— Megyn Kelly Fails to Bait Priebus into Trashing Breitbart – LANA SHADWICK  (DIERSEN: Who trashes you and what you do? The following trash me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/08/24/video-megyn-kelly-fails-bait-priebus-trashing-breitbart/
— 140 Inner City Chicago Stores Charged with Food Stamp Fraud – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/23/140-inner-city-chicago-stores-charged-with-food-stamp-fraud/
— Illinois Governor Signs More Gun Control Aimed at Chicago Gun Violence – AWR HAWKINS
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/24/illinois-governor-signs-gun-control-aimed-chicago-gun-violence/
— Trump: No Citizenship For People In US Illegally For Long Period, But ‘They’ll Pay Back Taxes,’ And ‘We Work With Them’ – IAN HANCHETT
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/08/24/trump-no-citizenship-for-people-in-us-illegally-for-long-period-but-theyll-pay-back-taxes-and-we-work-with-them/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Clinton to stoke fears of ‘alt-right’ as ultraconservative nationalist movement latches on to Trump – Seth McLaughlin
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/24/clinton-to-stoke-fears-of-alt-right-as-ultraconser/

 

AOL NEWS
— Ben Carson says both ‘elderly’ candidates Trump and Clinton should release their medical records  (DIERSEN: If you are a non-veteran White male federal employee who did not make GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (SES) ($160,300) by age 40, you are viewed as being far worse than elderly, you are viewed as being an unmitigated loser who should be gotten rid of. Of course, needless-to-say, my non-veteran White male critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout that if they had been a federal employee, they would have made SES long before they were 40.)
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/08/24/ben-carson-says-both-elderly-candidates-trump-and-clinton-shou/21458350/

 

CBS DALLAS FORT WORTH
— Trump Promises Hispanics “A Much Better Life”  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  Who promises to give those who share your demographics “a much better life?”  Race and gender based preference giving is disgusting, destructive, divisive, and even worse things.)
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/08/25/trump-promises-hispanics-a-much-better-life/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump’s Description of Black America Is Offending Those Living in It – RICHARD FAUSSET, ALAN BLINDER and JOHN ELIGON (DIERSEN: Trump should speak with my Black subordinate who got my job and got my preferred corner office when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.  Would he stress to Trump that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and that I have always been privileged?  Would he stress to Trump that I avoided the draft?  Would he stress to Trump that my wife has been employed since 1966?  Would he stress to Trump that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents?  Would he stress to Trump that my wife and I have always saved for our retirement?  Would he stress to Trump that I have always good health?  Would he stress to Trump that my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, and that therefore, I have benefited tremendously from their discrimination against minorities and against women?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/us/politics/donald-trump-black-voters.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, all bad things are made to look German.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/opinion/anne-frank-today-is-a-syrian-girl.html
— The Downwardly Mobile for Trump – ANDREW J. CHERLIN (DIERSEN: From what I see, if Clinton is elected, the future is bright for those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  If Clinton is elected, how fast will the aforesaid get rid of those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/opinion/campaign-stops/the-downwardly-mobile-for-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Donald Trump polls Texas audience on the fate of 11 million people – Jenna Johnson  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty. My critics/opponents in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) crow a) about their success in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning me and b) about their success in getting everyone to blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.  My critics/opponents in the MTRCC hint/imply/argue/shout that if they polled MTRCC members, MTRCC members would overwhelmingly a) call for me to stop putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) call for me to resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman.  What do you say to my critics/opponents in the MTRCC? They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, and/or d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.  Ever-increasingly, they hint/imply/argue/shout that the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall is a “safe place” to intimidate me, to brow-beat me, to belittle me, to bully me, to reprimand me, to chastise me, to harass me, to punish me, to insult me, to slander me, and to threaten me.  How should I react to that?)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/25/donald-trump-polls-texas-audience-on-the-fate-of-11-million-people/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The ‘alt-right’ officially enters the campaign,” but the ‘alt-left’ has always run the Democrat Party.  The ‘alt-left’ is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-20160825-snap-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump retreats further from a hard line on illegal immigration.”
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-trump-retreats-further-from-hard-line-1472094679-htmlstory.html

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO: New details show how ‘swinger’ Army general’s double life cost him his career – Tom Vanden Brook  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold a government office or a political office.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/08/24/new-details-show-how-swinger-army-generals-double-life-cost-him-his-career/89220810/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-whites say that Trump is a racist.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/08/24/donald-trump-immigration-minority-outreach-editorials-debates/89265540/

 

MEDIA MATTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Breitbart supporters as being “Alt-Right” and “Sexist, Racist, And Anti-Semitic.”  Media Matters supporters are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/08/24/cnns-brian-stelter-alt-right-audience-breitbart-caters-comes-across-sexist-racist-and-anti-semitic/212647

 

CARLISLE SENTINEL
— Corvettes return to Carlisle this weekend – Tyler Miles
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/carlisle/corvettes-return-to-carlisle-this-weekend/article_ad057b80-a48a-5197-ade1-a501171d651e.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Corvettes at Carlisle is Carlisle Events’ largest car show of the year, but registration information shows that this year will be the biggest to date. Because Corvette owners showing their cars throughout the weekend must register them with Carlisle Events ahead of time, Mike Garland, the company’s media specialist, said they’ve seen cars registered from 48 out of the nation’s 50 states. On top of that, Glenn White, executive director of the Downtown Carlisle Association, which produces the Chip Miller Memorial Corvette Parade to be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in downtown Carlisle, said the parade usually features a cap of 400 cars in the event, but this year, close to 500 Corvettes have entered due to some extra space in the event. “We’ll probably have 500 Corvettes in this parade, which will make it our largest ever,” White said. “It’s a great way to pull in thousands of people from those fairgrounds to the stores and the restaurants in the borough’s downtown.”)

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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