February 13 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Illinois Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom spoke very highly of DuPage County Board District 4 candidate Beth Tatro at her outstanding fundraiser Tuesday evening, February 13, 2018, at Emmett’s Brewing Company in Wheaton. The 75+ attendees included Jim Healy, Burt Minor, and Greg Moffett. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Woman alleging misconduct by Madigan’s consultant speaks out – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/woman-alleging-misconduct-by-madigans-consultant-speaks-out/3077297/
— Pritzker staffer who quit over racial comments speaks out – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-staffer-who-quit-over-racial-comments-speaks-out/3073411/

 

NBC5
— Read the Texts at the Center of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Ex-Madigan Aide
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/alaina-hampton-kevin-quinn-texts-madigan-473950783.html
— Woman Who Accused Ex-Madigan Aide of Sexual Harassment Disputes Speaker’s Account of Investigation “I never wanted to do this,” the 28-year-old political consultant said. “But I know that my silence only protects the perpetrator and the organization which will allow this situation to happen to someone else.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/alaina-hampton-kevin-quinn-madigan-sexual-harassment-473919343.html
— New Kennedy Radio Ad Attacks Pritzker FBI Tapes
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Radio-Ad-Tackles-Pritzker-FBI-Tapes-473871603.html

 

CBS2
— Woman Accuses Speaker Madigan’s Office Of Covering Up Her Sexual Harassment Claims
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/13/alaina-hampton-kevin-quinn-sexual-harassment-mike-madigan/

 

WGN TV
— West Chicago teachers union holds prayer vigil as strike date looms – PATRICK ELWOOD
http://wgntv.com/2018/02/12/west-chicago-teachers-union-holds-prayer-vigil-as-strike-date-looms/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner’s budget will ask local schools to pay millions of dollars more toward teachers’- Monique Garcia, Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-illinois-budget-20180213-story.html
— Speaker Madigan under fire over handling of sexual harassment complaint against now-fired political aide – Rick Pearson, Bill Lukitsch and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-speaker-madigan-chris-kennedy-sexual-harassment-20180213-story.html
— Yard signs, fliers debated as Burr Ridge trustees remain on defense against Durkin campaign – Jesse Wright
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dbr-durkin-straub-politics-tl-0215-20180213-story.html
— Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-congress-immigration-debate-20180213-story.html
— Anti-hunger groups and retailers protest Trump’s ‘harvest box’ plan – Greg Trotter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-food-stamps-snap-changes-20180213-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sexual harassment scandal could be the wrench that jams up Madigan’s Machine – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/sexual-harassment-scandal-could-be-the-wrench-that-jams-up-madigans-machine/
— ENDORSEMENT: Kelly Mazeski for Congress in 6th District Democratic Primary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/endorsement-6th-congressional-district-democratic-primary-kelly-mazeski-2018-illinois/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How would Kadner react if he was charged with sexual harassment?
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/why-so-many-men-fear-women-on-this-valentines-day/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s what Illinois needs to avoid utter collapse – MARK GLENNON
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180213/ISSUE07/180219959/heres-what-illinois-needs-to-avoid-utter-collapse

 

DAILY HERALD
— Palatine Township GOP endorses Rauner
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180213/palatine-township-gop-endorses-rauner
— Democratic campaign worker: Officials took too long to respond to sexual harassment claims – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180213/democratic-campaign-worker-officials-took-too-long-to-respond-to-sexual-harassment-claims

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker talks ‘misquote,’ but campaign says he meant what he said on justice – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180213/schoenburg-pritzker-talks-misquote-but-campaign-says-he-meant-what-he-said-on-justice

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— GOP candidates forum set for Friday, February 16 (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Diganvker v. Jhingan, e) Stella v. Vlakancic, f) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne, g) Kinzler v. Orozco, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, o) etc.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/elections/daily-digest-gop-forum-set/article_1275758e-92fa-5e25-b269-3c93bf600e2e.html

 

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Rauner, Harold highlight GOP event in Monmouth – Andy Bell-Baltaci
http://www.galesburg.com/news/20180213/rauner-harold-highlight-gop-event-in-monmouth

 

DECATUR NOW
— Ives Brings Her Gubernatorial Campaign to Decatur – Jeff Daly
http://www.nowdecatur.com/2018/02/13/ives-brings-her-gubernatorial-campaign-to-decatur/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— State representative Scott Drury demands Speaker Madigan’s resignation – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/state-representative-demands-speaker-madigans-resignation-02-13-2018


— Senate President offers advice to Rauner ahead of Wednesday’s budget address – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/senate-president-offers-advice-to-rauner-ahead-of-wednesdays-budget-address-02-14-2018

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Speaker Madigan Rejects Calls For Resignation Over Handling Of Sexual Harassment Claims Of Aide
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/speaker-madigan-rejects-calls-resignation-over-handling-sexual-harassment-claims-aide#stream/0

 

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
— CPAC Bans Pro-Family Group MassResistance as Exhibitor – LaBarbera Urges Decision Be Reversed
https://americansfortruth.com/2018/02/13/cpac-bans-pro-family-group-massresistance-as-exhibitor-labarbera-urges-decision-be-reversed/

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— Ives Calls For Madigan To Step Down Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
https://mailchi.mp/5dc1d5256616/ives-calls-for-madigan-to-step-down-over-sexual-harassment-allegations
— “We’re Really On Top Of The Situation.” Really?
https://mailchi.mp/ba1497e94009/were-really-on-top-of-the-situation-really

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Voters deserve a Rauner debate, Ives says – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511333049-voters-deserve-a-rauner-debate-ives-says

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Straub concerned lottery chairman’s remarks could impact GOP races – Glenn Minnis
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/511333020-straub-concerned-lottery-chairman-s-remarks-could-impact-gop-races

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Mails Ives Attack Piece to McHenry County Residents – Cal Skinner (DIERSEN: I recently received this attack piece. If Republican voters in my precinct ask me about it, what should I say?)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/02/13/rauner-mails-ives-attack-piece-to-mchenry-county-residents/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS’ SWEETHEART DEALS TILT AGAINST SMALL BUSINESSES – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-sweetheart-deals-tilt-against-small-businesses/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Need Motivation for Reining in Government? Visit the Debt Clock – Robert Knight
https://illinoisfamily.org/federal/need-motivation-reining-government-visit-debt-clock/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— “Should Illinois Legalize Recreational Marijuana?” (DIERSEN: NO!)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/podcast/illinois-family-spotlight-081/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— PPP poll results: “Spectacularly lousy for a governor who isn’t under criminal investigation”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/13/ppp-poll-results-spectacularly-lousy-for-a-governor-who-isn%E2%80%99t-under-criminal-investigation/
— House Democratic Women’s Caucus releases statement
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/13/house-democratic-women%e2%80%99s-caucus-releases-statement/
— Should Speaker Madigan resign over the Kevin Quinn scandal?
https://capitolfax.com/2018/02/13/question-of-the-day-2618/

 

BREITBART
— Luis Gutierrez: ‘I’m Ready to Do E-Verify’ – TONY LEE
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/13/luis-gutierrez-im-ready-to-do-everify/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Trump Goes After Automatic Raises, ‘Worst’ Employees to ‘Drain the Swamp’ – Fred Lucas /
http://dailysignal.com/2018/02/13/trump-goes-after-automatic-raises-worst-employees-to-drain-the-swamp/

 

NEWS ONE
— Candidate Blasts ‘Sellout’ African-Americans Supporting White Democrat In Illinois Governor Race “I’m the last great hope of the Black community,” Tio Hardiman insisted. – Nigel Roberts
https://newsone.com/3774229/illinois-governor-race-2018-pritzker-black-candidate-hardiman/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Refugees cost taxpayers billions to remain in U.S. – Chad Groening
https://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2018/02/13/refugees-cost-taxpayers-billions-to-remain-in-us

 

GOPUSA
— Olympics should be about best athletes, not race and diversity
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39149
— Fast-food workers: $15 minimum wage a civil right (DIERSEN: While I was a part-time minimum wage fast food worker 1964-1966, I earned far less than $15 an hour in today’s dollars, attended Crete-Monee High School, lived with my parents and brother in Crete, and saved enough money to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39127
— Illegal aliens: Police unfair to turn us over to ICE when we call for help
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39129
— Soros funded campaigns divide America (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest to divide your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois? I should write a book about those who work the hardest to divide Wheaton, to divide Glen Ellyn, to divide Milton Township, to divide DuPage County, and to divide Illinois. They focus on turning members of Group A against members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=39156

 

CNN
— Porter was up for promotion despite abuse allegations – Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak (DIERSEN: I was no longer up for promotion a) at IRS after 1975 when my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and b) at GAO after 1987 when my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of GAO manager who had hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/politics/rob-porter-promotion-west-wing/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn – Matthew Rosenberg (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest to sow discord in your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois? I should write a book about those who work the hardest to sow discord in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They focus on turning members of Group A against members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/politics/russia-sees-midterm-elections-as-chance-to-sow-fresh-discord-intelligence-chiefs-warn.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Is Trump joking about ‘strengthening the federal workforce’? – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/02/13/is-trump-joking-about-strengthening-the-federal-workforce/?utm_term=.31ca7899722a

 

MODESTO BEE
— Fewer California immigrant students seek college assistance – AP (DIERSEN: Did you “seek college assistance?” Thanks to my outstanding parents, I did have to “seek college assistance.” They provided me with room and board in their home in Crete a) while I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, b) while I attended UIC 1966-1968, c) during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and during the summer of 1969. That enabled me to graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
http://www.modbee.com/news/business/article199812974.html

 

MONEY
— Bill and Melinda Gates Say It’s Not Fair That They Have So Much Wealth – ROB WILE (DIERSEN: Since 1966, when I was 18 years old, when I reported for work at the Park Forest Post Office in my 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that it was unfair that I had so much wealth. In my defense, I bought that car new with money that I earned washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. From what I see, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have spent a far higher percent of their income on immediate pleasures rather than on new cars.)
http://time.com/money/5155154/bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-letter-wealth/

 

STARS & STRIPES
— Federal unions march on VA headquarters to protest staffing shortages – NIKKI WENTLING
https://www.stripes.com/federal-unions-march-on-va-headquarters-to-protest-staffing-shortages-1.511543

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Wonder Where Conservatives Are in Washington (DIERSEN: To what extent do voters wonder were conservatives are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2018/voters_wonder_where_conservatives_are_in_washington

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.