February 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— CPS SUES STATE OVER FUNDING, SAYS IT VIOLATES STUDENTS’ RIGHTS – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-sues-state-over-funding-says-it-violates-students-rights/1754497/
— WOMAN CARJACKED IN NAPERVILLE PRESCHOOL PARKING LOT, POLICE SAY
http://abc7chicago.com/news/police-woman-carjacked-in-naperville-school-parking-lot/1754697/
— HUNDREDS PROTEST PRESIDENT BY MOONING TRUMP TOWER IN CHICAGO
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/hundreds-moon-trump-tower-at-chicago-protest/1751917/

 

NBC5
— Chicago Public Schools Sues Illinois, Alleging ‘Unequal’ Funding Violates Students’ Civil Rights – Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cps-lawsuit-illinois-rauner-unequal-funding-violates-students-civil-rights-413746653.html
— Rauner: Shootings Mean Troopers Needed on Chicago Highways – Don Babwin  (DIERSEN: When did you drive a lot on Chicago highways?  For me, it was only 1966-1968 when I commuted to and from classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauner-Shootings-Mean-Troopers-Needed-on-Chicago-Highways-413745723.html

 

CBS2
— Democrats And Their Allies Bash Gov. Rauner On Eve Of State Budget Address – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/14/dems-and-their-allies-bash-gov-rauner-on-eve-of-state-budget-address/
— Roskam Reportedly Declines Request For Public Forums – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/14/roskam-reportedly-declines-request-for-public-forums/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Agents discover catapult used to launch drugs over U.S. – Mexico Border
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/235794527-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Tom Mouhelis, former Wheaton City Council member, dies – Bob Goldsborough
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-tom-mouhelis-obituary-20170214-story.html
— Roskam speaks to critics, supporters during telephone campaign event
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-roskam-town-hall-st-0215-20170214-story.html
— Rauner legal team resists AG Madigan’s move to withhold state paychecks – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-lisa-madigan-state-worker-pay-met-0215-20170214-story.html
— What to expect when you’re expecting a state budget? Nothing – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-illinois-state-budget-rauner-zorn-perspec-0215-20170214-column.html
— Chicago school board sues state, alleges ‘separate and unequal’ funding – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-school-funding-lawsuit-met-20170214-story.html
— 48 arrested in Chicago area in last week’s immigration raids – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-immigration-raids-arrests-met-20170214-story.html
— District 204 budget cuts likely if state funding doesn’t increase – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-204-budget-st-0215-20170214-story.html
— S&P issues blistering report on state’s fiscal woes – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-miller-column-st-0215-20170214-story.html
— Unable to pass own spending plan, Rauner to weigh in on Senate version during Wednesday budget speech – Monique Garcia, Kim Geiger and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-budget-preview-met-0215-20170214-story.html
— Republicans block Dem effort to get Trump’s tax returns – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democrat-effort-trump-tax-returns-20170214-story.html
— Aurora mayoral candidates tout endorsements – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-mayor-endorse-st-0215-20170214-story.html
— Chicago’s gang wars and the Judicial Accountability Act – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-gang-wars-kass-0215-20170214-column.html
— University of Chicago students, faculty clash over Corey Lewandowski event – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-lewandowski-university-of-chicago-event-20170214-story.html
— Trump rhetoric has created ‘atmosphere of terror’ for (ILLEGAL) immigrants, advocate says – Marwa Eltagouri, Elyssa Cherney and Grace Wong
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-immigration-raids-arrests-met-20170214-story.html
— This, dear white people, is how to look like a snowflake – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-milo-dear-white-people-perspec-0215-20170214-column.html
— Emanuel: Feds will be in town next week to continue Police Department work – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-sessions-consent-decree-met-20170214-story.html
— Rauner aims to add 200 more state troopers to combat Chicago expressway shootings – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-state-troopers-chicago-expressway-shootings-20170214-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel urges old friend Rauner to present balanced budget – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-urges-old-friend-rauner-to-present-balanced-budget/
— CPS sues state over funding, says it violates students’ rights – Lauren FitzPatrick and Dan Mihalopoulos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-sues-state-over-funding-says-it-violates-students-rights/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with Mexico against America.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-u-s-sells-more-corn-than-anybody-guess-who-buys-it/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage Democrats opposing proposed DuPage County Election Commission merger with the county clerk’s office – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170214/news/170219419/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam’s support of border tax brings biz backlash – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170214/BLOGS02/170219944/roskams-support-of-border-tax-brings-biz-backlash
— CPS sues Illinois over ‘discriminatory’ funding – AP  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that it unfair to Democrats, to minorities, to females, to younger people, and to veterans a) that the Post Office hired me in 1966 and let me work there for almost 3 years, b) that IRS hired me in 1971 and let me work there for almost 9 years, c) that IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, d) that GAO hired me in 1980 and let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) that GAO promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170214/NEWS02/170219943/cps-sues-illinois-over-discriminatory-funding
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago’s schools are suing Illinois’ governor and other state officials over how the state funds schools, claiming it violates the civil rights of the predominantly-minority student population in the nation’s third-largest school district. Tuesday’s lawsuit was filed in Cook County on behalf of black and Hispanic families. It seeks to have a judge declare the formula unlawful.)
— Shootings mean troopers needed on Chicago highways, Rauner says – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170214/NEWS10/170219946/shootings-mean-troopers-needed-on-chicago-highways-rauner-says

 

DNA INFO
— CPS Sues State of Illinois: City Kids at ‘Back of Bus’ in Funding – Heather Cherone and Erica Demarest  (DIERSEN: My parents helped Crete-Monee School District 201-U cut its costs during the 1950s and 1960s when they sent my brother and I to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170214/bridgeport/cps-sues-state-alleges-unequal-funding-violates-students-civil-rights

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner says he’ll talk about ‘grand bargain’ during budget speech – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170214/rauner-says-hell-talk-about-grand-bargain-during-budget-speech

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Are Democrats being paid to show up at town halls?  Protesters say they’re fighting GOP for free – ERIC BRADNER AND MJ LEE (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/operatives have severe financial problems.  They do not do anything “for free.”  They talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and/or lots more if they succeed in getting rid of me.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/are-dems-being-paid-to-show-up-at-town-halls/655844054

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rauner Administration Files Opposition to AG’s Move to Halt State Employee Pay
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-administration-files-opposition-to-ags-move-to-halt-state-employee-pay

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Former state senator offers thoughts on budget crisis – Ben Zigterman
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-02-14/former-state-senator-offers-thoughts-budget-crisis.html

 

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “How the Trump administration could bankrupt Chicago Public Schools.”
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/emanuel-trump-rauner-cps-education-funding/Content?oid=255385

 

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Over 18,000 On Congressman Peter Roskam’s Telephone Town Hall  “I have no plans to have one of these big sort of circus meetings,” Roskam said on a WGN radio show on Sunday – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/naperville/over-18-000-congressman-peter-roskams-telephone-town-hall

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS SET FOR NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIP VOTERS ON FEBRUARY 28
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2017/02/14/republican-primary-set-naperville-township-voters-february-28/69891

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Bill would level signature requirements for all political candidates
https://ilnews.org/12136/bill-level-signature-requirements-political-candidates/
— Questions still loom over auditor general
https://ilnews.org/12122/questions-still-loom-auditor-general/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The dire consequences of continued inaction – Rich Miller
http://capitolfax.com/2017/02/14/the-dire-consequences-of-continued-inaction/

 

BLAZE
— Hundreds pull down their pants and moon Trump Tower in Chicago to get Trump to release his taxes – Brandon Morse
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/13/hundreds-pull-down-their-pants-and-moon-trump-tower-in-chicago-to-get-trump-to-release-his-taxes/

 

GOPUSA
— Fearing ICE, Austin’s illegal alien families keep students home from school
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20637
— Number of Texas Latino voters climbed 29 percent in 2016, records show
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20596

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— DO YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THESE ILLEGAL ALIEN HOTBEDS? – Maria Jeffrey
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/02/do-you-live-in-one-of-these-illegal-alien-hotbeds

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— THIS MEXICAN WAS CONVICTED OF ILLEGALLY VOTING IN FIVE US ELECTIONS
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/14/this-mexican-was-convicted-of-illegally-voting-in-five-us-elections/

 

CNN
— The Office of Government Ethics is recommending that the White House take disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to President Trump, for endorsing Ivanka Trump’s products in a TV interview. – Jill Disis  (DIERSEN: What disciplinary actions did your employers take against you and why?  Because I became an active member of a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1988 when I was 40 years old and because I have always opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 (1986-1988) of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974, and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/14/news/kellyanne-conway-ivanka-trump-ethics-office/index.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Advice for retirees rattled by Trump – Michelle Singletary  (DIERSEN: I have been retired since 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/get-there/2017/02/14/383a0264-f2e2-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— Rep. Roskam Expects Trump’s Tax Plan in 2-3 Weeks
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-02-14/rep-roskam-expects-trump-s-tax-plan-in-2-3-weeks
— Rep. Roskam: U.S. Tax Reform Is Needed This Year
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-02-14/rep-roskam-u-s-tax-reform-is-needed-this-year

 

FORBES
— The Age Discrimination Law At 50: A Mixed Bag – Chris Farrell  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($94,610) by age 25, GS-14 ($111,801) by age 30, GS-15 ($131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($161,900) by age 40.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/02/14/the-age-discrimination-law-at-50-a-mixed-bag/#3b8b2cbb5382

 

CATO
— Sen. Grassley’s Proposed E-Verify Mandate Is an Expensive Dud – ALEX NOWRASTEH (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, CATO sides with foreign countries against America.)
https://www.cato.org/blog/sen-grassleys-proposed-e-verify-mandate-expensive-dud

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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