January 10 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Milton Township Republican Central Committee held outstanding candidate forums for DuPage County Board District 4 (Almiron, Chinchilla, Eckhoff, McGowen, Tatro, & Zaruba) and for Illinois House District 42 (Grant & Minor) Wednesday evening, January 10, 2018, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. Illinois Treasurer candidate Jim Dodge spoke briefly. Judge Russo announced that he had withdrawn his candidacy. Attendees included Bibbiano, Brennan, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Elliott, Falbo, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Grogan, Henry, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, Kleeman, Krajewski, MacKay, Molitor, Muehlfelt, A. Murphy, Nathwani, Prater, Rash, Romano, P. Ryan, Shaw, Wehling, Whelan, Wiley, Wilson, J. Zaruba, and Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Gov. Rauner showered, drank water at veterans home plagued by Legionnaires’ – CRAIG WALL
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-rauner-showered-drank-water-at-veterans-home-plagued-by-legionnaires-/2923907/

 

NBC5
— Rauner Emerges From Vets Home, Kennedy Battles Emanuel as Primary Inches Closer – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/rauner-quincy-kennedy-rahm-governor-race-illinois-468686223.html

 

CBS2
— Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Legionnaires’ Outbreak At Quincy Veterans Home – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/3790005-lawmakers-hold-hearing-on-legionnaires-outbreak-at-quincy-veterans-home/
— Rauner Ends Stay At Quincy Veterans Home, Vows To Revitalize Facility – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/10/rauner-quincy-veterans-home/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— More than 2 years after bacteria outbreak, Rauner proposes task force to figure out veterans home fixes – Monique Garcia and Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-quincy-veterans-20180110-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-met-dreamers-limbo-chicago-20180110-story.html
— Rauner hits Pritzker with Blagojevich wiretap ad, Pritzker responds with veterans’ deaths spot – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-pritzker-blagojevich-campaign-ad-20180110-story.html
– Immigration agents target 7-Eleven stores in nationwide sweep – Nick Miroff
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-7-eleven-immigration-sweep-20180110-story.html
— Trump goes looking for an immigration deal – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-immigration-deal-20180110-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-sessions-marijuana-illinois-0111-20180110-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kennedy releases economic plan, says ‘structural racism’ must be addressed – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/kennedy-releases-economic-plan-says-structural-racism-must-be-addressed/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At an unveiling of their economic plan Wednesday, gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy and running mate Ra Joy didn’t back down from comments last week about Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushing minorities out of the city. Both said their economic plan could help stem what they called a “mass exodus” of people leaving both the Chicago and the state but some “ugly and inconvenient” truths, namely structural racism, still must be addressed. “There are some who suggest race has no place in a political campaign,” Joy said, citing, among other things, racist emails sent by employees in the Chicago Department of Water Management that led to a staff shakeup. “Until race doesn’t play a role in our government agencies, race has a proper role to play in our campaign.”)
— Rauner leaving vets home, says water systems to be upgraded after Legionnaires’ – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-leaving-vets-home-says-water-systems-to-be-upgraded-after-legionnaires/
— Pritzker, Rauner spar over veteran home deaths, Blagojevich ties in dueling ads – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pritzker-rauner-spar-over-veteran-home-deaths-blagojevich-ties-in-dueling-ads/
— Immigration talks continue after Trump’s head-spinning meeting – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-immigration-talks-continue-after-trumps-head-spinning-meeting/

 

DAILY HERALD
— A pastor admitted a past ‘sexual incident’ with a teen. His congregation gave him a standing ovation. – Kyle Swenson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180110/a-pastor-admitted-a-past-sexual-incident-with-a-teen-his-congregation-gave-him-a-standing-ovation
— Divide Illinois into 3 or 4 states? Democrat running for governor says yes – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180110/divide-illinois-into-3-or-4-states-democrat-running-for-governor-says-yes
— Millennials outperforming older generations when it comes to saving
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180110/millennials-outperforming-older-generations-when-it-comes-to-saving

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in Illinois, other states – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180110/NEWS02/180119975

 

WLS AM
— Snarky sniping in Springfield – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/01/10/snarky-sniping-in-springfield/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois to replace Quincy vets home’s plumbing amid Legionnaire’s crisis – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180110/illinois-to-replace-quincy-vets-homes-plumbing-amid-legionnaires-crisis
— LaHood named to House Ways and Means committee
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180110/lahood-named-to-house-ways-and-means-committee

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Rauner wants new buildings, water lines at Veterans Home – Doug Wilson
http://www.whig.com/article/20180110/ARTICLE/180119997

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Amid bullish economic news, the new DC take on debt and deficits: What, we worry? – Chuck Raasch
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/amid-bullish-economic-news-the-new-dc-take-on-debt/article_1795d5d9-967c-5a66-851f-5af5be8c2791.html

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— Grassroots Turnout in Force for Ives Mike Gallagher: “It’s time. It’s time for the Illinois GOP to do what we’ve done nationally. I’m ecstatic [about Jeanne Ives].”
http://mailchi.mp/4f6886b64729/grassroots-out-in-force-for-jeanne-ives
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This afternoon, over 250 supporters attended a fundraiser for Republican Candidate for Governor Jeanne Ives. The event, held in Lombard, Illinois, was headlined by nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mike Gallagher. Earlier in the week, Gallagher expressed his support for Ives on his program saying, “[Electing] Jeanne Ives is absolutely necessary in the State of Illinois.” A formal endorsement is expected later this week.)

 

JEFFERY M. LEVING
— New Illinois Custody Law Puts Pets Ahead of Children
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-illinois-custody-law-puts-pets-ahead-of-children-300580480.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— IRS: ILLINOIS SAW NET LOSS OF 101,000 PEOPLE TO NEIGHBORING STATES SINCE 2010 Illinois’ failure to keep and attract residents is driving the Land of Lincoln’s population decline. – Vincent Caruso (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats and Illinois RINOs focus on keeping and attracting illegals.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/irs-illinois-saw-net-loss-of-101000-people-to-neighboring-states-since-2010/

 

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Rauner’s big donors Uihlein and Griffin destroyed conservatism in Illinois
https://realgopillinois.com/2018/01/10/rauner-big-donors-uihlein-griffin-destroyed-conservatives-illinois/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 11TH WARD GOP ENDORSES IVES FOR GOVERNOR WITH STRONG RAUNER CONDEMNATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/11th-ward-republican-party-endorses-jeanne-ives.html
— GOP CHALLENGER MOORE CALLS INCUMBENT STATE REP. MEIER ON TAX HIKE VOTE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/gop-challenger-calls-meier-on-tax-hike-vote.html
— BREEN TAPPED FOR STATE SUPREME COURT COMMISSION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/breen-tapped-for-state-supreme-court-commission.html
— DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE YOU’RE PRO-LIFE? FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FEDS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/discriminated-against-because-youre-pro-life-file-a-complaint-with-the-feds.html
— CONGRESSMAN RODNEY DAVIS SAYS “LET’S SEE” ABOUT IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL AFTER TRUMP MEETING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/congressman-rodney-davis-says-lets-see-about-immigration-proposal-after-trump-meeting.html
— GOP CHALLENGER MOORE CALLS INCUMBENT STATE REP. MEIER ON TAX HIKE VOTE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/gop-challenger-calls-meier-on-tax-hike-vote.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rickert sues Rauner office over ignored FOIA requests
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/10/rickert-sues-rauner-office-over-ignored-foia-requests/
— Biss said “obsessive hysteria” led he and others to act “irresponsibly” with pension reform bill
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/10/biss-said-obsessive-hysteria-led-he-and-others-to-act-irresponsibly-with-pension-reform-bill/
— Lawsuit mulled as Durkin primary takes more nasty turns
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/10/lawsuit-mulled-as-durkin-primary-takes-more-nasty-turns/

 

GOPUSA
— 7-Eleven probe opens new front on illegal immigration (DIERSEN: What do you say to employers that prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=36864

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coulter on Trump’s immigration meeting: Confirms worst things in Wolff’s book – Larry O’Connor
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/10/coulter-trumps-immigration-meeting-confirms-worst-/

 

BREITBART
— Republican House Bill Exchanges DACA Amnesty for Mandatory E-Verify, Legal Immigration Cuts – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/10/republican-house-bill-exchanges-daca-amnesty-for-mandatory-e-verify-legal-immigration-cuts/

 

BLAZE
— Ann Coulter responds to Trump meeting on ‘Dreamers’ deal – and she is not happy – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/09/ann-coulter-responds-to-trump-meeting-on-dreamers-deal-and-she-is-not-happy

 

DAILY CALLER
— Republicans Will Lose Congress And Trump Will Face Impeachment If The Border Wall Is Not Funded – Rep. Louie Gohmert
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/10/republicans-will-lose-congress-and-trump-will-face-impeachment-if-the-border-wall-is-not-funded/

 

NEWSMAX
— Mark Krikorian: Trump Sounded ‘More Like Jeb Bush’ at Immigration Meeting – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/mark-krikorian-trump-daca-meeting/2018/01/10/id/836269/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— California Pro-Life Democrats Endorse Pro-Life Republican John Cox for Governor
http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/10/california-pro-life-democrats-endorse-pro-life-republican-john-cox-for-governor/

 

CNBC
— Trump DACA compromise would crush Trump’s chances in 2020
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/10/trumps-daca-compromise-could-be-political-suicide-for-gop-commentary.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Immigration agents target 7-Eleven stores in nationwide sweep – Nick Miroff (DIERSEN: What do you say to employers that prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/immigration-agents-target-7-eleven-stores-in-nationwide-sweep/2018/01/10/315dae76-f62b-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_story.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.