December 17 Evening Edition

— Boy, 15, shot to death delivering newspapers with stepdad on SW Side


— Keeping ‘Dreamers’ would cost taxpayers $26B over next 10 years, feds say


— One more way GOP tax plan sticks it to Chicago – Editorial
— Trump dislikes being investigated; so did Al Capone – Neil Steinberg
— Illinois horse tracks say more gambling can stop ‘downward spiral’ – Taylor Hartz (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice. If you promote gambling, you promote vice.)


— 2 candidates gone after challenges in Lake County Board races – Mick Zawislak
— Collateral damage of “credibly accused” – KATHLEEN PARKER


— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Republican Tax Bill Expected To Impact Property Tax Deductions Limits deductions to 10,000 dollars a year – Gregory Cormier


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Barickman to promote pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.


— Illinois State Rep. Dan Beiser to step down effective immediately – Michael Ritter


— Ives: ‘Rauner is not in charge in Springfield’ – Glenn Minnis


— Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s Amended Complaint Against Local 150
— Reick Steps into Township Efficiency Issue
— Discussion of November Referendum to Put McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board Set for January Meeting
— Republicans on McHenry Township Board Make Next Term’s Posts Voluntary–No Salary


— Poll Shows Nation Divided Between America First And Blame America First – GINNI THOMAS
— Final Tax Bill Contains Language Allowing Illegal Immigrants To Get Tax Credit – Alex Pfeiffer


— McCain returning to Arizona, will miss tax bill vote – Dana Bash, Jeff Zeleny and Maegan Vazquez

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.