December 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTE 2016: TRUMP SURPASSES 270 ELECTORS, FORMALLY WINS PRESIDENCY – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/electoral-college-vote-2016-trump-surpasses-270-electors-formally-wins-presidency/1663555/
— MEMBERS OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE FROM ILLINOIS VOTE FOR CLINTON
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/members-of-electoral-college-from-illinois-vote-for-clinton/1663555/

 

NBC5
— Munger Says Comptroller’s Offices Weren’t ‘Looted’: Report  “We’ll just say she’s not an honest individual,” Munger told Ward Room. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/leslie-munger-office-comptroller-407512885.html

 

CBS2
— Electoral College Confirms Trump As Next President – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/19/electoral-college-confirms-trump-as-next-president/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/224415691-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Liquor stores do black neighborhoods no favors – Laura Washington
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/430206/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-electoral-college-donald-trump-president-20161219-story.html
— All eyes on Aaron Schock after 24-count corruption indictment – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-aaron-schock-trial-corruption-edit-1220-20161219-story.html
— TRAGIC: U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-pot-use-during-pregnancy-20161219-story.html
— Kane County approves $650,000 settlement in wrongful termination suit – Hannah Leone
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-kane-sheriff-settlement-st-1216-20161219-story.html
— Contested races in April for District 86, District 181 – Kimberly Fornek and Chuck Fieldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dhd-d86-election-filing-tl-1222-20161219-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Secretary of state facility leaving Libertyville on Dec. 29. – Mick Zawislak
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161219/news/161218866/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Beware the siren call of ‘pension reform’ – LOUIS W. KOSIBA
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161219/OPINION/161219903/beware-the-siren-call-of-pension-reform
— State’s job incentive program is about to die – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161219/BLOGS02/161219898/illinois-tax-credit-program-edge-is-dying
— Mark Kirk prepares for future after losing election – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161219/NEWS02/161219893/mark-kirk-prepares-for-future-after-losing-election

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— The Latest: Los Angeles plans $10M for immigrant legal aid – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America Illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/the-latest-los-angeles-plans-m-for-immigrant-legal-aid/article_ca023e5e-9098-5a69-86fb-b5fbdd741e5b.html

 

SOUTHERN
— License plate renewal notices to continue for now, budget or no – DAN PETRELLA
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/license-plate-renewal-notices-to-continue-for-now-budget-or/article_8e8bb801-572b-5390-90be-bac82276b78b.html

 

CHICAGO WIRE
— Madigan nears milestone, faces stiff opposition as he runs for 17th speaker term
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511060258-madigan-nears-milestone-faces-stiff-opposition-as-he-runs-for-17th-speaker-term

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Several GOP caucus results from Will County townships reported – Carol Ostrow
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511057933-several-will-county-townships-gop-caucus-results-reported
— Batinick: Exelon bailout bill rushed through without adequate review – Nancy Crist
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511058449-batinick-exelon-bailout-bill-rushed-through-without-adequate-review

 

GOPUSA
— Bizarre: Obama warns Trump not to overuse executive orders
http://www.gopusa.com/bizarre-obama-warns-trump-not-to-overuse-executive-orders/

 

AOL
— Trump’s off-the-record cocktail party with reporters draws criticism – MAXWELL TANI
http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12/19/trump-off-the-record-cocktail-party-reporters-draws-criticism/21630970/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— GAO Auditors Get ObamaCare Insurance With Fake Identities, Documents – Michael Tennant
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/24868-auditors-get-obamacare-insurance-with-fake-identities-documents

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump Wins Enough Electoral Votes to Become President  Electoral vote proceeds with no sign of major defections – BYRON TAU
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-wins-enough-electoral-votes-to-become-president-1482187075
— Poll Finds More Americans Now View Donald Trump Positively  Measure rises to 41% from 29% in October; latest survey also finds nation more divided than usual after a presidential election – JANET HOOK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/poll-finds-more-americans-now-view-donald-trump-positively-1482184799

 

TORONTO SUN
— The ‘diversity’ fraud – Thomas Sowell
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/12/19/the-diversity-fraud

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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