February 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— TRUMP WEIGHS MOBILIZING NAT GUARD FOR IMMIGRATION ROUNDUPS – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-weighs-mobilizing-nat-guard-for-immigration-roundups/1759693/

 

NBC5
— Wisconsin Students Demand Free Tuition for Black Students – Todd Richmond  (DIERSEN: Why not free tuition for those whose parents do not have college degrees?  My outstanding parents never attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma.  My mother never attended high school. Because of the aforesaid, while I was in grade school and in high school, I was not viewed as being “college material.” People were shocked that I got a score of 24 on the ACT, that I graduated in the upper 20% of my high school class, and that UIC accepted me.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Wisconsin-Students-Demand-Free-Tuition-for-Black-Students-414072403.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump leaps back into campaign mode, rips media – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/236442699-story
— Chicago gang members say more police won’t stop the murders
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/236430835-story
— White House denies National Guard immigration-roundup report – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/236423048-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump calls the news media ‘the enemy of the American People’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-media-enemy-20170217-story.html
— Madigan: Lawmakers will consider Rauner’s plan to sell the Thompson Center – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-michael-madigan-bruce-rauner-thompson-center-met-0218-20170217-story.html
— Bob Michel, Illinois Republican leader skilled at compromise, dies at 93 – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-bob-michel-dead-20170217-story.html
— Olsen Signs On as Chief Co-Sponsor of Bipartisan Bill to Improve Child Abuse Reporting Requirements
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/bolingbrook-plainfield/community/chi-ugc-article-olsen-signs-on-as-chief-co-sponsor-of-biparti-2017-02-17-story.html
— Suit against Elmwood Park village president Angelo “Skip” Saviano, others moving forward
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/news/ct-elm-saviano-case-update-tl-0223-20170217-story.html
— Will County board member Steve Balich criticized for comments about women – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-balich-fundraiser-canceled-st-0219-20170217-story.html
— Incumbents seek reelection in Elgin Township – Mike Danahey
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-township-gop-st-0215-20170217-story.html
— Annual Report Shows Strong Economic Indicators for DuPage County
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/community/chi-ugc-article-annual-report-shows-strong-economic-indicator-2017-02-17-story.html
— Prosecutors allege Dorothy Brown took bribe, but her lawyer calls it loan – Jason Meisner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dorothy-brown-employee-sentencing-met-20170217-story.html
— Harsher punishments of gun offenders would save lives in Chicago – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-children-killed-guns-murder-violence-edit-0219-md-20170217-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Feds say Dorothy Brown requested $10G loan from her own employee – Jon Seidel and Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/feds-say-dorothy-brown-requested-10g-loan-from-her-own-employee/amp/
— Former Gov. Ryan urges quick resolution to budget mess – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-former-gov-ryan-urges-quick-resolution-to-budget-mess/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-neighbors-joining-together-to-block-trump-deportations/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Governor signs measure to keep DuPage referendums valid – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170217/news/170218911/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Latest sign Thompson Center sale may happen: Madigan hints he’s on board – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/BLOGS02/170219874/latest-sign-a-thompson-center-sale-may-happen-madigan-signals-hes-on-board
— Think Illinois taxes are out of whack? The Fed argues otherwise – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/BLOGS02/170219878/think-illinois-taxes-are-out-of-whack-the-fed-argues-otherwise
— Rauner finally weighs in on budget to Capitol laughter and groans – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170217/NEWS02/170219865/rauner-finally-weighs-in-on-budget-to-capitol-laughter-and-groans

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— OUTSTANDING: Normal bars video gaming near homes – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/normal-bars-video-gaming-near-homes/article_87c957f8-f73d-5dd0-9980-3df0d35789ce.html
— New legislation could help Route 66 celebration – Kevin Barlow and Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/travel/new-legislation-could-help-route-celebration/article_078677fd-2756-5ccb-8f3a-df6ce42155bf.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump weighs National Guard immigration roundup in 11 states.”
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article133328769.html

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Bankruptcy, education losses surely follow casino expansion  Researcher says Illinois gambling hurts public, treasury – John Kindt Mahomet
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/02/01/guest-column-bankruptcy-education-losses-surely-follow-casino-expansion/a169syz/

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump leaps back into campaign mode, raps media anew.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34533610/trump-hits-the-road-hoping-rally-speeches-overcome-troubles

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— COD trustees look at ways to address budget shortfall  Options include dipping into college’s reserve fund, increasing tuition fees – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/10/cod-trustees-look-at-ways-to-address-budget-shortfall/ak5jnxa/
— Wheaton woman wins $250,000 Illinois Lottery prize  Sandy McDuffee plans to buy a house with winnings
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/17/wheaton-woman-wins-250-000-illinois-lottery-prize/aikz224/

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Township Republican Primary Approaching – Alyssa Bochenek
http://www.nctv17.com/naperville-township-republican-primary-approaching/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Residents Voice Concerns About Loretto Convent Development in Wheaton  Residents cited traffic concerns and the historic value of an existing building – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/residents-voice-concerns-loretto-convent-development-wheaton

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— ICE Raids ‘Going to Get Worse,’ Says Illinois Dem Thrown Out Of Meeting By Paul Ryan Staff  “Speaker Ryan is not an emperor and does not control who I meet with,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said. – Shannon Antinori
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/ice-raids-going-get-worse-says-illinois-dem-thrown-out-meeting-paul-ryan

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Democrats, who haven’t passed balanced budget in years, accuse Rauner of unbalanced budget plan
https://ilnews.org/12194/democrats-who-havent-passed-balanced-budget-in-years-accuse-rauner-of-unbalanced-budget-plan/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Support for Abortion Funding Should Sink Any Legislator’s Re-Election – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/support-abortion-funding-sink-legislators-re-election/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TAXPAYERS PLAN STATE CAPITOL RALLY FEBRUARY 25 OPPOSING “SAFE ZONES” BILL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/rally.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? AT RONALD REAGAN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/wheres-weyermuller-at-ronald-reagans-birthday-celebration.html
— THORNER: ONE STATE AFTER ANOTHER REJECT CONVENTION OF STATES’ EFFORT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/thorner-one-state-after-another-reject-convention-of-states-effort.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Radogno: Pass the grand bargain by the end of this month or forget it
http://capitolfax.com/2017/02/17/radogno-pass-the-grand-bargain-by-the-end-of-this-month-or-forget-it/

 

GOPUSA
— The White House says this AP report ‘100% not true’
http://www.gopusa.com/the-white-house-says-this-ap-report-100-not-true/

 

FOX NEWS
— Chicago gang members say more police won’t stop the murders – Michael Tobin
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/17/chicago-gang-members-say-more-police-wont-stop-murders.html

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Peter Breen’s Illinois Campus Free Speech Act – STANLEY KURTZ
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/445018/peter-breens-illinois-campus-free-speech-act-goldwater-proposal

 

BARBWIRE
— SHAME ON SILENT CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO REFUSE TO STAND AGAINST GOVERNMENT TYRANNY – DR. MICHAEL BROWN
http://barbwire.com/2017/02/16/shame-silent-christian-leaders-refuse-stand-government-tyranny/

 

BLAZE
— Immigration attorney on what’s next after ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest – Kaitlyn Schallhorn (DIERSEN: What “bad” jobs did you hold that Democrats and RINOs want “immigrants” to have?  I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assemble line, worked as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collected delinquent taxes, and audited federal agencies.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/17/immigration-attorney-on-whats-next-after-day-without-immigrants-protest/

 

BREITBART
— Who Is Alexander Acosta? Trump Labor Nominee Supports Amnesty, Cheap Foreign Labor – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/16/alexander-acosta-department-labor/
— CBS’s Dickerson: Lack of Trust In the Media Is Not Because of Trump, Press Ruined Its Reputation ‘On Its Own’ – IAN HANCHETT
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/17/cbs-dickerson-lack-of-trust-in-the-media-is-not-because-of-trump-press-ruined-its-reputation-on-its-own/
— Spike Lee Unveils Anti-Trump Nike Sneakers – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/02/17/spike-lee-unveils-anti-trump-nikes/
— Former Twitter Engineer: ‘Making it Difficult to Be a Conservative’ Important for Professional Communities to Do – LUCAS NOLAN
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/02/16/former-twitter-engineer-making-it-difficult-to-be-a-conservative-important-for-professional-communities-to-do/

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Michael Reagan blasts Trump.
http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelReagan/government-manager-muslim-white-house/2017/02/17/id/774183/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Black Leaders In Chicago Finally State The Obvious About Violent Crime – Amber Randall
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/17/black-leaders-in-chicago-finally-state-the-obvious-about-violent-crime/
— NAACP Leader Balks At Idea Of Congressional White Caucus -IAN MASON
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/17/naacp-leader-balks-at-idea-of-congressional-white-caucus-video/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Once Mighty Echo Chamber Is Losing Power – David Prentice
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/the_lefts_oncemighty_echo_chamber_is_losing_power_.html

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Media Malpractice: The ABCs of Media Bias – Malcolm Kline
http://canadafreepress.com/article/media-malpractice-the-abcs-of-media-bias

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Restaurants try to take out Trump’s immigration policies – W. JAMES ANTLE III
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restaurants-try-to-take-out-trumps-immigration-policies/article/2615120

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally and b) glorify and praise those who are in America illegally.  The aforesaid is treasonous.
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/320116-beyond-sanctuary-use-state-policy-to-protect-immigrants
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump looks to energize White House with Florida rally.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320182-trump-looks-to-energize-white-house-with-florida-rally

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “What The Resistance Movement Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-the-resistance-movement-can-learn-from-occupy_us_58a71fe6e4b0fa149f9ac4e5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump’s War on Seniors.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trumps-war-on-seniors_us_58a76849e4b0fa149f9ac5bc

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Jeb Bush a) sides with Mexico against America and b) sides with the citizens of Mexico against the citizens of America.
http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-02-17/jeb-bush-mocks-donald-trumps-border-wall-troubles

 

VANITY FAIR
— HOW TRUMP’S WAR ON THE PRESS COULD GET EVEN WORSE  The authoritarian model has already been tested in Eastern Europe. Will President Trump follow it? – JAMES WARREN
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/how-trumps-war-on-the-press-could-get-even-worse

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Pair of House Dems want federal employees to know their rights – Eric White  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-headlines/2017/02/army-begins-upgrade-to-ammunition-management-system/

 

GAO
— Learning Center Rolling Out New Mentoring Program  (DIERSEN: My GAO mentor hired me from IRS in 1980. In 1986, he succeeded in getting me a) assigned to audits of IRS and b) promoted to GS-13. But in 1987, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing him to retire. From that point forward, my GAO career went downhill dramatically.  My IRS mentor promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. But my Democrat IRS superiors succeeded in getting rid of him. From that point forward, my IRS career went downhill dramatically.)
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USGAO/2017/02/17/file_attachments/773018/MN4410.pdf

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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