August 7 Evening Edition

— Pritzker blames Rauner, social service cuts for city’s gun violence – Rick Pearson
— Rahm can’t spin his way out of the Chicago street gang wars – John Kass
— Chicago deploying 430 to 600 additional police officers to violence-plagued neighborhoods – Jeremy Gorner
— Why is there so much shooting and killing in Chicago? – Editorial
— Apps provide lifeline for workers who face hardship between paychecks – AP (DIERSEN: Have you ever had to live paycheck-to-paycheck? I have not. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the reasons are a) I was born a healthy White male, b) I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I have always been privileged, c) I avoided the draft, d) the federal government grossly overpaid me, e) I married someone who had savings and has always had good jobs, and f) we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents. They dismiss, belittle, badmouth, demonize, denigrate, and condemn the jobs I had and the fact that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 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 32.)
— Days after Lake Shore Drive protest, organizers split over plan to shut down Kennedy Expressway – Ese Olumhense
— Lawsuit accuses 2 Chicago-area bakeries of systemic racial hiring discrimination – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
— Mayoral candidate McCarthy backs away from Trump criticism, says Emanuel’s ‘not doing his job’ – John Byrne


— Chicago’s bloody weekend demands attention, but what good does it do? – Neil Steinberg
— Illinois AG Lisa Madigan raises questions about Willie Wilson’s charity – Mary Mitchell


— Lawlor won’t seek re-election to Lake County Board in November – Russell Lissau
— Palatine GOP pig roast set for Aug. 12
— Sauer withdraws as state House candidate after scandal – Russell Lissau
— West Side Democrat: Chicago should welcome president — not be ‘Trump-free zone’
— Trump’s Walk of Fame star: The West Hollywood City Council wants it permanently removed – Samantha Schmidt


— Supporters Say They’re a Step Closer to Chicago Term Limits
— Ivanka Trump to Visit Illinois Wednesday
— Trump Wall May Bust Budget, Won’t Work as Planned   GAO says DHS has not provided a complete analysis required to efficiently build the proposed barrier (DIERSEN: GAO is run by Democrats. Other than me, do you know anyone else who works/worked for GAO? As you know, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325. As you know, I charged GAO with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in a lawsuit. As you know, a copy of the complaint is at As you know, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. As you know, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always sided with my Democrat GAO superiors against me.)


— Nick Sauer Update: Lake County Prosecutors Probe Revenge Porn Claims
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.


— Ivanka Trump to promote workforce development in Illinois – AP (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? 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 32.)


— Trump Amps Up Assault on Media, the ‘Enemy of the People’ – Alexandra Silets


— Hell to pay if Rahm blocks mayoral term limits off ballot


— McConchie Endorses Chris Bos to Replace Nick Sauer in Illinois House


— Lake County’s Prominent Position in the National Debate on Abortion – Bonnie Quirke


— Wheaton-Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 facing lawsuit for building school without required referendum – KIRK ALLEN
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A local resident of District 200 has taken appropriate steps to hold the School Board accountable to the law. Jan Shaw, the founder of “DuPage Watchdog“, a local government accountability organization, filed a verified complaint for Declaratory Judgement, Mandamus, and Injunctive Relief against the District 200 School Board today. You can see her Press Release at this link. Back in March of this year, we published this article pertaining to the School District 200’s intentions to build a new school in spite of the majority of voters shooting down multiple referendums in their attempts to move forward with building a new school. It appears the facts laid out in our article as well as Shaw’s multiple articles on this matter have fallen on deaf ears. The School Board is moving forward against the will of the people and in contradiction to the law, in our opinion, and that of multiple other attorneys. We are pleased to see our information is shared as part of the exhibits to support the allegations in the complaint.)
— Maine Township Republican Woman’s Club and other prominent local Republicans should be ashamed! – KIRK ALLEN


— Rauner signs law giving state authority over drone regulations, wipes out local regulations – Greg Bishop


— Rauner’s top donor Uihlein doles out $3.5 million to Dan Proft’s PAC


— The Black Caucus response to the city’s mass shootings


— Madison Oster, gun rights student, sues Illinois school for discrimination


— GOP Congressional Candidate Accuses Facebook of ‘Targeting Conservative Voices’


— DEMOCRATS AREN’T DOING AS WELL WITH HISPANICS AS THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD – Justin Caruso (DIERSEN: Hispanics should know that Democrats are counting on Hispanics to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Chicago deploying hundreds of additional officers to bloodied neighborhoods – Sheena Jones and Phil Gast


— Fighting fake news is a losing battle, but there are other ways to win the war. – Frederic Filloux (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news and commentary is fake except for the news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican who have done the most since 2000 a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps paint themselves as being anti-White.

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.