December 21 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pregnancy centers win early victory against Illinois abortion info law – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-abortion-lawsuit-1222-biz-20161221-story.html
— Obamacare enrollment up in Illinois, U.S. despite fears about program’s future – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-obamacare-enrollment-illinois-1222-20161221-story.html
— Multifaith group urges Rauner to change stance on Syrian refugees – Elyssa Cherney
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-muslim-jewish-protest-rauner-syria-ban-met-20161221-story.html
— After meeting with Trump, Boeing CEO says Air Force One won’t cost $4 billion – Abby Phillip
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-boeing-air-force-one-20161221-story.html
— Ken Griffin plays Santa, gives $12 million lakefront gift to city – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-ken-griffin-bike-path-1222-chicago-inc-20161221-story.html
— Happy Trails: Ken Griffin’s gift to Chicago’s lakefront – Editorial  (DIERSEN: I frequently rode my bike along the lakefront 1974-1978 when I lived in the Outer Drive East building.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-lakefront-bike-trail-ken-griffin-gift-emanuel-edit-1222-md-20161221-story.html
— The looming abortion battle — and a way out of it – Steve Chapman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-abortion-fight-trump-supreme-court-perspec-1222-md-20161221-column.html
— Christmas weekend: How many more Chicagoans will die by the bullet? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-homicide-murder-violence-chicago-police-edit-1222-md-20161221-story.html
— Getting serious about curbing gun violence – Tony Munoz, Kwame Raoul, Elgie Sims, Mike Zalewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-gun-violence-chicago-illinois-legislators-perspec-1222-jm-20161221-story.html
— Congressional funding is key to questions about Argonne’s future – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-argonne-st-1222-20161221-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Boeing blinks; promises lower cost for Air Force One
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/boeing-blinks-promises-lower-cost-for-air-force-one/amp/
— Emanuel agrees to release private emails, ending court fight – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuel-agrees-to-release-private-emails-ending-court-fight/amp/
— ‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/obamacare-6-4m-signed-up-affordable-care-act/
— Trump family drops access offered for charity donations – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-family-drops-access-offered-for-charity-donations/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats critical of DuPage merger plan – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/161229726/
— Newly elected McHenry chairman’s consolidation measures pass 23-0 – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/161229723/
— ‘Wine crawl’ with 25 stops prompts concerns about St. Charles’ downtown image – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/161229764/
— Rather than drain it, Trump advisers opt to join DC swamp – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/312219820/
— 240 candidates to run for Lake County school board seats – Lee Filas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/161229734/
— Many Fox Valley school, college board races heavily contested – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/161229744/
— School board candidates in DuPage
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/161229728/
— College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn District 41 among hottest school board races – Jessica Cilella
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/161229733/
— Naperville approves 3 union contracts, but 4th delayed by weather – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161221/news/161229816/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner launches new attack on J.B. Pritzker spending – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161221/BLOGS02/161229976/rauner-launches-new-attack-on-j-b-pritzker-spending
— Who gets blame for Illinois losing people? The Dems, says Rauner – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Who gets blame for Republican defeats in Illinois since 2000?  Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs say Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161221/BLOGS02/161229977/who-gets-blame-for-illinois-losing-people-the-dems-says-rauner
— Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin funds lakefront paths – LYNNE MAREK
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161221/NEWS02/161229971/chicago-billionaire-ken-griffin-funds-lakefront-path-redo

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Aaron Schock wants corruption trial delayed until summer – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161221/aaron-schock-wants-corruption-trial-delayed-until-summer

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Taxpayers must dig deep again  Corruption in government comes at a high price…. – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-12-21/taxpayers-must-dig-deep-again.html
— Oberweis to open store in Champaign – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-12-21/oberweis-open-store-champaign.html

 

BGA
— BGA FORCES RELEASE OF MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL PRIVATE EMAILS, GARNERS LANDMARK POLICY SHIFT
http://www.bettergov.org/news/bga-forces-release-of-mayor-rahm-emanuel-private-emails-garners-landmark-policy-shift

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Candidates file for Glen Ellyn, Wheaton boards  Election to take place in April 2017 – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/12/20/candidates-file-for-glen-ellyn-wheaton-boards/axy0klz/

 

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Update: News Article About Unidentified Bodies Changed Twice  The original article stated there were five unclaimed bodies in the DuPage County Morgue – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/naperville/update-news-article-unidentified-bodies-changed-twice

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Advocacy group: Income-related student-success gap in state persists
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511060852-advocacy-group-income-related-student-success-gap-in-state-persists

 

CHICAGO READER
— What Trump could learn from Chicago’s kleptocracy  Politicians making a buck on their offices is nothing new here. – Ben Joravsky
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/2016-politics-year-in-review-kleptocracy/Content?oid=24757518

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN CAVALETTO
— Illinois Losing 1 Resident Every 4.6 Minutes: with a net loss of $30,000 of taxable income every 4.6 minutes
http://www.johncavaletto.org/2016/12/illinois-losing-1-resident-every-46.html?mc_cid=397ec11418&mc_eid=2161c2039e

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A NEW SPEAKER  If Democrats choose Madigan for the 17th time, he will be crowned the longest-serving House speaker in U.S. history. – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-a-new-speaker/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Trump Says What Obama Refused to Say – Michael Brown
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/12/trump-says-what-obama-refused-to-say/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LAWMAKERS CALL ON COMPTROLLER TO CONTINUE “NO BUDGET NO PAY” POLICY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/12/lawmakers-call-on-comptroller-to-continue-no-budget-no-pay-policy.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Proft claims Rauner could be in “deep trouble,” Hughes says “no way” Rauner can run as outsider
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/21/proft-claims-rauner-could-be-in-deep-trouble-hughes-says-no-way-rauner-can-run-as-outsider/
— Griffin explains why he backs Rauner and Emanuel
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/21/griffin-explains-why-he-backs-rauner-and-emanuel/
— Why are traffic fatalities rising here?
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/21/why-are-traffic-fatalities-rising-here/

 

PUBLIUS FOIRUM
— Vitriolic Keith Olbermann Demands Fans ‘Never Call Trump President’ – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2016/12/21/vitriolic-keith-olbermann-demands-fans-never-call-trump-president/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— OBAMA ASKS TERRORIST FRONT GROUP TO DO DIVERSITY TRAINING – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/12/21/obama-asks-terrorist-front-group-to-do-diversity-training/

 

GOPUSA
— Ohio Democrats Meet to Gripe and Complain about Presidential Loss
http://www.gopusa.com/ohio-democrats-meet-to-gripe-and-complain-about-presidential-loss/
— Affirmative Action for Ex-Cons
http://www.gopusa.com/affirmative-action-for-ex-cons/

 

BLAZE
— There’s a “stigma” around abortion only because it’s pure evil — and we all know it – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/theres-a-stigma-around-abortion-only-because-its-pure-evil-and-we-all-know-it/

 

BREITBART
— ‘Legacy’: 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System – JOEL B. POLLAK2
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/12/21/legacy-10-ways-barack-obama-broke-american-system/
— Mexican Soccer Federation Fined $20K for Homophobic Chants by Fans at U.S. Soccer Team – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/12/19/mexican-soccer-federation-fined-20k-homophobic-chants-fans-u-s-soccer-team/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Facebook Censorship Designed To Prevent ‘Exclusion’ – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/21/report-facebook-censorship-designed-to-prevent-exclusion/

 

FOX BUSINESS
— Peter Thiel: Silicon Valley Outcast Turned Trump Insider – Steve Tobak
http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2016/12/19/peter-thiel-silicon-valley-outcast-turned-trump-insider.html

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Repent, Wicked White Guys – IAN TUTTLE
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443216/mtv-white-guy-resolutions-are-vacuous-malicious
— Trump Is Already Ditching His Movement – David French
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443251/donald-trump-abandons-movement-campaign-promises
— Honest Politicians Finish Last – BEN SHAPIRO
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443228/politicians-economics-lies-work-best

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois’ population has shrunk by 78,000 in three years – DAVID FREDDOSO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/illinois-population-has-shrunk-by-78000-in-three-years/article/2610179

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Most Republicans Think Donald Trump Has Changed The GOP For The Better  A new poll finds that the president-elect is increasingly winning over Republicans. – Janie Velencia
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-change-gop_us_58599d6ee4b0d9a5945644f2
— Boston Mayor Says Trump’s Victory Is In Part Backlash To African-American Progress  He also said Obama’s race factored into why Republicans were so intent on blocking his agenda. – Sam Levine
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/martin-walsh-obama-racism_us_585adc7be4b0de3a08f3f01d

 

ABC NEWS
— Billionaire Griffin Donates $12M for Chicago Lakefront Trail – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/billionaire-griffin-donates-12m-chicago-lakefront-trail-44332125

 

CNN
— It’s official: Clinton swamps Trump in popular vote – Gregory Krieg
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/21/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-popular-vote-final-count/index.html

 

CNBC
— Trump names Icahn as special adviser on regulation, vows to shred Obama rules – Jacob Pramuk  (DIERSEN: What is Icahn’s position on federal regulations that require preference be given to minorities and to females?  More specifically, who should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion?)
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/21/trump-to-name-icahn-as-special-adviser-on-regulatory-overhaul-report.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Boeing CEO vows to build two Air Force Ones under budget – Daniel Halper
http://nypost.com/2016/12/21/boeing-ceo-vows-to-build-two-air-force-ones-for-the-price-of-one/
— Black church member charged in ‘Vote Trump’ arson – AP
http://nypost.com/2016/12/21/black-church-member-charged-in-vote-trump-burning/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Donald Trump is holding a government casting call. He’s seeking ‘the look.’ – Philip Rucker and Karen Tumulty
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-is-holding-a-government-casting-call-hes-seeking-the-look/2016/12/21/703ae8a4-c795-11e6-bf4b-2c064d32a4bf_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites say “Bill O’Reilly rose to the defense of white privilege in America’s presidential voting process.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/21/bill-oreilly-rose-to-the-defense-of-white-privilege-in-americas-presidential-voting-process/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump’s Win Sends Economic Optimism to Highest Level Since 2012  Republicans views on the economy have grown far more optimistic, sending overall economic sentiment gauges higher – NICK TIMIRAOS
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/12/21/donald-trumps-win-sends-economic-optimism-to-highest-level-since-2012/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Percentage of Young Americans Living With Parents Rises to 75-Year High  Household formations by millennials lag behind other economic recoveries; high rents, mortgage standards cited – CHRIS KIRKHAM
http://www.wsj.com/articles/percentage-of-young-americans-living-with-parents-rises-to-75-year-high-1482316203

 

U.S. MAGAZINE
— Donald Trump’s Inauguration Weekend: Official Events Schedule Announced – Megan French
http://www.usmagazine.com/news/donald-trumps-inauguration-official-events-schedule-announced-w457375

 

FED SMITH
— Tallying Political Donations from Federal Employees and Unions – Ralph R. Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/12/21/tallying-political-donations-from-federal-employees-and-unions/

 

LGBTQ NATION
— Tom DeLay says God made Trump president so religious right could shape America – Jeff Taylor
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/12/tom-delay-says-god-made-trump-president-religious-right-shape-america/

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.