December 5 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Republicans are running for Precinct Committeeman in 51% or in 470 of DuPage County’s 930 precincts. The top three townships are Addison with 67%, Downers Grove with 63%, and Winfield with 61%. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
SOURCE: http://www.dupageco.org/Election/Candidates_and_Campaigns/37053/
67% Addison (46 of 69 precincts)
63% Downers Grove (99 of 156)
61% Winfield (25 of 41)
60% Wayne (41 of 68)
57% Milton (74 of 130)
56% Bloomingdale (58 of 104)
46% York (62 of 136)
29% Lisle (38 of 129)
28% Naperville (27 of 97)

 

CBS2
— Rauner: Pritzker ‘Worst Investor On The Planet’ – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/12/05/rauner-accuses-pritzker-dodging-taxes/

 

NBC5
— Rauner Attacks Pritzker in Battle of the Billionaires – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-pritzker-taxes-illinois-governor-462116963.html

 

WGN TV
— VERY SAD: Chicago activists heading to Washington to support ‘Dreamers’ – TOM NEGOVAN
http://wgntv.com/2017/12/05/chicago-activists-heading-to-washington-to-support-dreamers/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP, Dem candidates file to run in DuPage and Will primaries – Erin Hegarty and Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-will-county-filing-st-1206-20171205-story.html
— Democrats and Republicans will face off to replace Rep. Bellock in Springfield – Kimberly Fornek
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/news/ct-dhd-elect-47th-state-tl-1207-20171205-story.html
— Immigration enforcement under Trump: Fewer people caught at border, more arrested inside the U.S. – Joseph Tanfani
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-immigration-enforcement-trump-20171205-story.html
— Has a sexual harassment backlash begun? – larence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-sexual-harassment-backlash-metoo-1206-20171205-story.html
— Stop griping, Governor, and make your case – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-rauner-madigan-election-fight-20171205-story.html
— Rauner hits Pritzker on offshore assets, but could have some of his own – Kim Geiger and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker-taxes-20171205-story.html
— Park Ridge voters to see largely unopposed local races, GOP primary for congress in spring 2018 – Jennifer Johnson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-spring-election-tl-1214-20171205-story.html
— Kane County candidates file to run in March primary – Erin Sauder
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-kane-primary-candidates-st-1206-20171205-story.html
— House Republicans consider adding some state income tax deductions to overhaul bill – Mike Debonis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republicans-deductions-tax-bill-20171205-story.html
— State lawmakers in Barrington area to face challengers in 2018 general election – Todd Shields
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/news/ct-bcr-barrington-election-roundup-tl-1207-20171205-story.html
— Kane sheriff race among several county contests in Fox Valley – Erin Sauder
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-county-elections-st-1206-20171205-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner and Pritzker battle over who has less control over what – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-rauner-and-pritzker-battle-over-who-has-less-control-over-what/
— Rich guy rumble: Rauner, Pritzker tussle over trusts, transparency – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: According to this article, Rauner suggests that Pritzker might be a “sneaky tax dodger.” Since 1972, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a tax dodger because I have paid less federal income tax because I have itemized my deductions instead of taking the standard deduction. However, I have been able to itemize because I have paid lots of mortgage interest, real estate tax, state income tax, and job-related tuition and books, and more recently, medical and dental expenses. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have not been able to itemize a) because they have paid rent instead of mortgage interest and real estate tax, b) because they have paid little or nothing for job-related tuition and books, and/or c) they have not had major medical or dental expenses.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/rauner-calls-pritzker-one-of-the-worst-investors-on-the-planet/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Bruce Rauner went for the jugular of Democratic rival J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday, suggesting that the only way the billionaire could have reported just $16 million in income last year was if he was a lousy investor or a sneaky tax dodger — or both.)
— Rauner should call out GOP for a tax plan that’s horrible for Illinois – Ramon Gardenhire
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-should-call-out-gop-for-a-tax-plan-thats-horrible-for-illinois/
— How the fight over slavery shaped the borders of Illinois 200 years ago – Roger Flaherty
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/how-the-fight-over-slavery-shaped-the-borders-of-illinois-200-years-ago/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Border arrests fall, deportations soar in Trump’s first year – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171205/news/312059887/
— U-46 board adopts tax levy increase – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171205/u-46-board-adopts-tax-levy-increase

 

WLS AM
— Rauner spars with Ives over who can beat Democrats – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/12/05/rauner-spars-with-ives-over-who-can-beat-democrats/
— Rauner predicts Madigan is ‘going somewhere, into retirement” – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/12/05/rauner-predicts-madigan-is-going-somewhere-into-retirement/

 

WTTW
— GOP House Members Call for Action on DACA by End of Year – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/12/05/gop-house-members-call-action-daca-end-year

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner says he’s not in charge of Illinois government – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171205/statehouse-insider-rauner-says-hes-not-in-charge-of-illinois-government

 

SOUTHERN
— ‘I’m going to lead the charge’: Jeanne Ives, Rauner’s GOP primary challenger, visits Southern Illinois – MARILYN HALSTEAD
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/i-m-going-to-lead-the-charge-jeanne-ives-rauner/article_9c0df043-aed2-5aa0-a44f-352de7cd14f8.html

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — GOP tax rewrite to grow deficit, increase borrowing costs – Reuters
    http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/gop-tax-rewrite-to-grow-deficit-increase-borrowing-costs/article_d058edf8-aa4e-56c8-bb70-975bb5c2ef2f.html

 

EVANSTON NOW
— Four Republicans seek chance to challenge Schakowsky – Bill Smith
http://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/2017-12-05/78824/four-republicans-seek-chance-to-challenge-schakowsky

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ advocates crow over their success in promoting LGBTQ activty in Illinois. Soon, if not already, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you will be completely barred from getting an education, from getting a job, from getting etc. in Illinois.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-lgbtq-rights-advocates-praise-legislative-victories-2017#stream/0

 

WGLT
— GOP’s Barickman Wants To Work Jointly With Democrats On Marijuana Bill – CHARLIE SCHLENKER (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
http://wglt.org/post/gops-barickman-wants-work-jointly-democrats-marijuana-bill#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— TRAGIC: Study: Smokers 7 times more likely to use marijuana daily Relationship strong in users between 12 and 17 – SUSAN SCUTTI
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/health-news/study-smokers-7-times-more-likely-to-use-marijuana-daily/875285238
— Quinnipiac: Only 29% of Americans approve of GOP tax plan One in three say wealthy benefit most – HANNAH LANG
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/quinnipiac-only-29-of-americans-approve-of-gop-tax-plan/875577618

 

LOYOLA PHOENIX
— Loyola Students Hold Rally in Response to GOP Tax Bill – Andrew DeSantis and Carly Behm
http://loyolaphoenix.com/2017/12/loyola-students-hold-rally-response-gop-tax-bill/

 

POLITICS & CITY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: You Could Vote for Legal Recreational Marijuana as Soon as March Unfortunately, that vote won’t directly change Illinois law—but Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey it will send an important message to state legislators. – KIM BELLWARE
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/November-2017/John-Fritchey-Legal-Marijuana/

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Ives: Conservative Reform Candidate For IL Taxpayers
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/ives-conservative-reform-candidate-for-il-taxpayers
— Rauner: Weak Man In Powerful Office
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/rauner-weak-man-in-powerful-office

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Khouri officially in race for 49th House District seat – Angela Underwood
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511282703-khouri-officially-in-race-for-49th-house-district-seat

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— McHenry County College’s former board president flees Illinois, offers advice to successor – Karen Kidd
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511284958-mchenry-county-college-s-former-board-president-flees-illinois-offers-advice-to-successor

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Will Rauner’s Fixation on Mike Madigan Lead to a Veto on Bill to Make Jack Franks a More Powerful Legislative Leader Than Madigan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/12/05/will-rauners-fixation-on-mike-madigan-lead-to-a-veto-on-bill-to-make-jack-franks-a-more-powerful-legislative-leader-than-madigan/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— NIU’s history of enriching people who do bad things – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/12/nius-history-of-enriching-people-who-do-bad-things/

 

DEWITT DAILY NEWS
— Rauner Calls Ives Fringe of Party (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Ives and her supporters support the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform as strongly as Rauner and his supporters reject it. Most commonly, Rauner supporters reject the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the IRP platform. Most commonly they promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices. Rauner supporters are the fringe of the IRP because they know that if they called for a special IRP convention to change the IRP platform to their liking, their efforts would fail.)
http://dewittdailynews.com/local-news/336535

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Rauner’s action invited Ives’ challenge, conservative magazine says – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want Ives to run so that Rauner can a) paint himself as being a “good” Republican and b) paint those Republicans who do not support him as being “bad” Republicans?)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511284896-rauner-s-action-invited-ives-challenge-conservative-magazine-says

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Tribune editorial: “Rauner comes across as a perpetual victim”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/12/05/tribune-editorial-rauner-comes-across-as-a-perpetual-victim/
— Pritzker responds *** Rauner launches full-throated attack on Pritzker for “hiding from taxes” with off-shore trusts
https://capitolfax.com/2017/12/05/rauner-launches-full-throated-attack-on-pritzker-for-hiding-from-taxes-with-off-shore-trusts/

 

BREITBART
— Chicago Man Charged with Stabbing Brother-In-Law 25 Times, Disemboweling Him on City Bus – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/04/chicago-man-charged-stabbing-brother-law-25-times-disemboweling-city-bus/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House Democrats ask GAO to investigate fake net neutrality comments – Melissa Quinn
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-democrats-ask-gao-to-investigate-fake-net-neutrality-comments/article/2642629

 

THE HILL
— 34 House Republicans demand DACA action this year – RAFAEL BERNAL
http://thehill.com/latino/363330-34-house-republicans-demand-daca-action-this-year
— Elaine Chao: Women can’t let harassment hold them back – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: What if someone said “Whites and males should not let Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion hold them back?”)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/363359-elaine-chao-advises-women-who-experience-sexual-harassment-to-let-it

 

AOL NEWS
— Study: You could fail a drug test from second hand marijuana smoke – TC NEWMAN
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/12/04/study-you-could-fail-a-drug-test-from-second-hand-marijuana-smoke/23296486/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “TRUMP IS MAKING MUSLIMS MORE POPULAR EVEN AS HATE CRIMES AGAINST THEM INCREASE.”
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-making-muslims-more-popular-hate-crimes-against-them-increase-735578

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— After Tax Cuts, Republicans Eye Civil War – Eric Levitz
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/after-tax-cuts-republicans-eye-civil-war.html

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— 40+ groups sponsor Women’s gubernatorial forum Dec. 9
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/40-groups-sponsor-Womens-gubernatorial-forum-Dec-9-/61269.html

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.