February 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— PILSEN PROTESTERS SAY 25TH WARD SCHOOLS HIT HARD BY $46M CPS BUDGET FREEZE – Tanja Babich
http://abc7chicago.com/education/pilsen-protesters-say-25th-ward-schools-hit-hard-by-$46m-cps-budget-freeze/1752330/

 

NBC5
— 2 Chicago Suburbs Named Among Top 10 Safest Cities in US for 2017
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/safest-cities-in-america-2017-413579093.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Lake in The Hills in Chicago’s northwest suburbs came in the No. 7 spot, with west suburban Bartlett ranking as the No. 9 safest city in the country, according to Neighborhood Scout. Bartlett reported only 26 violent crimes last year, which is 90 percent less than most cities in the U.S., according to the study’s data. A total of 219 crimes were reported in the city for 2016, Neighborhood Scout’s report shows, with 193 of them being non-violent and property related crimes. Crime rates were even lower for Lake in The Hills, according to Neighborhood Scout’s research, with a total of 148 crimes reported during the course of the year. Only 19 of those crimes were violent in nature, the report showed. Buffalo Grove (No. 12), Wheaton (No. 32), Hanover Park (No. 37), Huntley (No. 43), Hoffman Estates (No. 46) and Arlington Heights (No. 49) all also made the top 50.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Let loathsome Lewandowski speak at U of C – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-let-loathsome-lewandowski-speak-at-u-of-c/
— Emanuel at White House for meetings with Kushner, other top aides Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-in-washington-for-meetings-on-crime-infrastructure/
— Rauner: ‘Looking forward’ to meeting with Chance the Rapper – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/chance-the-rapper-to-rauner-love-to-have-meeting/
— Voters await economic revival in a part of pro-Trump America (Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin) – Claire Galofaro
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/voters-await-economic-revival-in-a-part-of-pro-trump-america/
— In Immigration Court, few criminals, far more minor offenders – Dan Mihalopoulos and Mick Dumke
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/in-immigration-court-few-criminals-far-more-minor-offenders/
— CPS holds more budget hearings, still needs another $111 million – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-holds-more-budget-hearings-still-needs-another-111-million/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote abortion.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/doubek-she-chose-an-abortion-so-she-could-be-a-mother-today/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville Ribfest organizers: Toby Keith tickets selling fast – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-toby-keith-sales-naperville-st-0215-20170213-story.html
— Thousands protest Milwaukee County sheriff’s immigration crackdown  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries against America.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-milwaukee-immigration-protest-20170213-story.html
— How Illinois pols enable failure at Chicago State – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-state-csu-rauner-vallas-reform-edit-0214-jm-20170213-story.html
— Wake up, Bruce Rauner. Bring back Illinois. – Diana Sroka Rickert
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-bruce-rauner-failure-budget-address-perspec-0214-20170213-story.html
— Candidate says lawsuit prompting him to quit District 181 race – Chuck Fieldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dhd-d181-clarin-withdraws-tl-0216-20170213-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Sears steps back from reports it’s dropping Trump-branded items
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/business/170219652/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois lawmakers pitch automatic voter registration again – AP
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170213/NEWS02/170219967/illinois-lawmakers-pitch-automatic-voter-registration-again

 

TIMES
— Kinzinger denounces ‘fake news’ – David Giuliani  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of fake news. According to them, all news is fake unless they publish it.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/kinzinger-denounces-fake-news/article_2d50a18c-5f12-5cee-88f2-b6e01bd8c1e9.html

 

WTTW
— Parents, Teachers Call on CPS to Take Budget Matters Into Its Own Hands – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/13/parents-teachers-call-cps-take-budget-matters-its-own-hands

 

WBEZ
— Chicago Parents Blame Gov. Bruce Rauner For CPS Budget Cuts – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-parents-blame-gov-bruce-rauner-for-cps-budget-cuts/cd7ed7d2-3e41-4d24-9afa-95595414eb4d

 

WSIU
— The Abortion Issue Is Receiving More Attention In The Illinois General Assembly
http://news.wsiu.org/post/abortion-issue-receiving-more-attention-illinois-general-assembly#stream/0

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— It’s time for Bruce Rauner to do the governor’s job – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article132468519.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Northwestern University and the University of Chicago side with foreign countries against America.
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/northwestern-chicago-join-schools-opposed-to-travel-ban/article_284372d8-6436-539b-a717-e2ed59a42e6a.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— How does Madigan dodge darts of candidate’s criticism? – Editorial
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20170213/editorial-how-does-madigan-dodge-darts-of-candidates-criticism

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Analyst Says Budget Crisis Leaves Illinois Vulnerable – BRIAN MACKEY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/analyst-says-budget-crisis-leaves-illinois-vulnerable#stream/0

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Madigan camp downplays severity of business exodus from state – Chandra Lye
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511060619-madigan-camp-downplays-severity-of-business-exodus-from-state
— Winfield GOP candidate Smith scores approval from county health board leader – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511081347-winfield-gop-candidate-smith-scores-approval-from-county-health-board-leader

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn, Ives preparing state budget counterproposal with no tax hike – Karen Kidd
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511078439-skillicorn-ives-preparing-state-budget-counterproposal-with-no-tax-hike

 

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
— The 2017 Chicago Auto Show Now Open To The Public
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2017/02/13/346524-2017-chicago-auto-show-now-open-to-public.html
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The 2017 Chicago Auto Show is officially underway. The 109th edition of the largest automotive exhibition in North America is officially open to the public through Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at McCormick Place. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined 2017 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Mike McGrath and General Manager Dave Sloan on stage to cut the ribbon to open the show.)

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— EMPLOYERS IN DUPAGE AND COOK COUNTIES REPORTED 429 LAYOFFS IN JANUARY  Numbers from the January 2017 Illinois WARN report show most of the mass layoffs were in the service industry. – Brendan Bakala  (DIERSEN: How many of those 429 are Trump supporters?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/employers-in-dupage-and-cook-counties-reported-429-layoffs-in-january/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOISANS EXPERIENCING SECOND-WORST INCOME GROWTH IN THE NATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/report-illinoisans-experiencing-second-worst-income-growth-in-the-nation.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— SINGER ROCKETS TO NO. 1, SALES JUMP 18 MILLION PERCENT WITH PRO-TRUMP DRESS  But death threats also stream in: ‘Attack! Kill her!’ – JOE KOVACS
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/dress-for-success-singers-sales-rocket-with-trump-gown/

 

THE BLAZE
— Apparently, unborn babies are only human when they belong to Beyonce – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-apparently-unborn-babies-are-only-human-when-they-belong-to-beyonce/

 

GOPUSA
— Liberals Pitch Hissy Fit Over Pro-Trump GRAMMY Dress
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20634
— Deeply Offensive? Flyers at Penn State call for reporting presence of illegal aliens
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20586
— Translating what Democrats say
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20561
— Death To America Protests Spread From Berkley To Tehran
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20617

 

DAILY CALLER
— Nigel Farage: Most People Coming To U.S. Aren’t Refugees, They’re ‘Economic Migrants’ – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/nigel-farage-most-people-coming-to-u-s-arent-refugees-theyre-economic-migrants-video/
— Kellyanne Conway: Mike Flynn Enjoys ‘The Full Confidence Of The President’ – Kaitlan Collins  (DIERSEN: My nasty/troubled/failed/vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they have “the full confidence” of those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/kellyanne-conway-mike-flynn-enjoys-the-full-confidence-of-the-president/
— D’Souza: ‘America Is A Nation Of Immigrants’ But Not ‘A Nation Of Refugees’ – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/dsouza-america-is-a-nation-of-immigrants-but-not-a-nation-of-refugees-video/
— Black Lives Matter Leader: White People Are Sub-Human – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/black-lives-matter-leader-white-people-are-sub-human/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— KRISTOL: WHITE WORKING CLASS ‘DECADENT, LAZY, SPOILED,’ SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH ‘NEW AMERICANS’ – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a member of the White working class?  I was 1964-1997.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/13/kristol-white-working-class-decadent-lazy-spoiled-should-be-replaced-with-new-americans/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Schumer: Trump’s populist rhetoric belies his ‘hard-right agenda’ – SUSAN CRABTREE
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/schumer-trumps-populist-rhetoric-belies-his-hard-right-agenda/article/2614663

 

CATHOLIC VOTE
— CatholicVote.org Warns Rauner: Support for Abortion Funding Will Sink Re-Election
https://www.yahoo.com/news/catholic-group-warns-rauner-support-abortion-funding-sink-200600759.html

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Help the Poor Move – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444841/help-poor-relocate-find-better-jobs-opportunity

 

AOL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “President Trump’s golf course diplomacy raises ethical questions.”
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/13/president-trumps-golf-course-diplomacy-raises-ethical-questions/21713026/

 

THE HILL
— Webb: Democratic Party has moved ‘very far to the left’ – REBECCA SAVRANSKY  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to say that you are a Democrat is to say that you are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than your ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/319131-webb-dem-party-has-moved-very-far-to-the-left

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Top Wall Street Journal Editor Defends Trump Coverage – SYDNEY EMBER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/business/media/wall-street-journal-wsj2020.html
— Trump Friend Suggests Reince Priebus Is in Over His Head – MICHAEL D. SHEAR  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have always been in over my head.  They are furious that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.  They are especially furious that I passed the CPA and the Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/us/politics/reince-priebus-donald-trump-christopher-ruddy.html

 

THE DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “To Bork or Not to Bork?” and say “The Old Fight That Shows Democrats Why, and How, to Stop Gorsuch  Trump, like Reagan, squandered his chance to offer a unifying pick to satisfy his most conservative supporters.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/13/to-bork-or-not-to-bork-the-old-fight-that-shows-democrats-why-and-how-to-stop-gorsuch.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Millennials Are Less Mobile Than Young People Have Been in Decades  The trend underscores a pattern across all demographic groups, which has ramifications for housing and job markets – LAURA KUSISTO  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton continue to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being a newcomer a) because I have lived in Wheaton only since 1978, b) because I have never attended any schools in Wheaton, c) because I have never been a member of any church in Wheaton, and d) because I have never raised any children in Wheaton.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-are-less-mobile-than-young-people-have-been-in-decades-1487017646

 

FORTUNE
— This Is the 420-Foot Yacht Donald Trump Wanted—Before He Filed for Bankruptcy – Geoffrey Smith
http://fortune.com/2017/02/13/donald-trump-bankruptcy-yacht/

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Politics Is Killing Workplace Productivity – Martha C. White  (DIERSEN: From what I see, employers are overwhelmingly anti-Trump. How soon, if not already, will they a) stop hiring those who are not anti-Trump and b) get rid of their employees who are not anti-Trump?)
http://time.com/money/4666057/politics-workplace-productivity/

 

NEW YORKER
— DEVOS SAYS TRUMP’S FORTY-PER-CENT APPROVAL RATING MEANS MORE THAN HALF OF COUNTRY SUPPORTS HIM – Andy Borowitz
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/devos-says-trumps-forty-per-cent-approval-rating-means-more-than-half-of-country-supports-him

 

ALJAZEERA
— Six journalists arrested over ‘false news’ on mutiny  Journalist and media owners held for ‘spreading false information’ about a mutiny by security forces, officials say.  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would love to get me arrested for what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor.)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/journalists-arrested-false-news-mutiny-170213035829283.html

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What do you use to communicate and who is your target audience (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_audience)?  Since 2000, I have used GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to communicate.  My target audience includes all Illinois Republicans, but especially Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants. Elected officials include Congressman Roskam and all the other Republican Congressmen, Governor Rauner, Lt. Governor Sanguinetti, Republican Senate Leader Radogno, Republican House Leader Durkin, all the Republican Senators and Representatives, Republican county officials, Republican township and Chicago ward officials, and Republican municipal officials. Party leaders include Illinois Republican Party (IRP) National Committeeman Porter, IRP National Committeewoman DeMonte, IRP Chairman Schneider, the other IRP officers, the IRP State Central Committee members and their Deputies, the county party chairmen, the township and Chicago ward party chairmen, and all the precinct committeemen and captains. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

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.