January 23 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Election Commission director Robert Saar retiring – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170123/news/170129582/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Robert Saar, the longtime executive director of the DuPage County Election Commission, no longer is overseeing the day-to-day operation of the agency — and hasn’t been since mid-December. Election commissioners said Monday that Saar officially will retire March 14 but has not been in the office since Dec. 16, when he informed them about his plans to step down. He has been using accrued time off since then, they said, and has no plans to return to work. Joseph Sobecki, the commission’s assistant executive director, is serving in the agency’s top administrative role on an interim basis. “The election commission wishes Mr. Saar the best in his retirement,” said Cathy Ficker Terrill, chairwoman of the election commission board. Saar has been with the commission since 1981 and served as executive director since 1997. Pat Bond, the commission’s attorney, said retirement was on Saar’s “radar” in recent years. “As each election approaches, he doesn’t want to leave anybody in a lurch,” Bond said, “so he stuck around.” This year, the circumstances are different. Saar told commissioners about his retirement just days after DuPage officials announced a plan to ask state lawmakers to return election oversight power to the county clerk’s office by merging it with the election commission.)
— Park Ridge-Niles Elementary School District 64 board member resigns over offensive tweets about Women’s March – Chacour Koop
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170123/news/170129614/
— Suburban home sales drop 3.2 percent in December
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170123/business/170129611/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Madonna clarifies ‘blowing up the White House’ comment: ‘Taken wildly out of context’ – Christie D’Zurilla
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/la-et-mg-madonna-womens-march-secret-service-20170123-htmlstory.html
— More than 100 Illinois architects publish open letter to Trump on climate change – Nausheen Husain (DIERSEN: When things are made in America, far less pollution is generated/allowed.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/data/ct-architects-advocate-letter-htmlstory.html
— Despite ‘white Republican’ gripes, Kirk invited on Air Force One: official – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-mark-kirk-air-force-one-0124-chicago-inc-20170123-story.html
— Trump signs executive orders on TPP exit, federal hiring freeze, global abortion policy   (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under Republican-led hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-executive-orders-trade-tpp-20170123-story.html
— Abortion opponents hope Trump will support, help their cause
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-roe-v-wade-anniversary-20170123-story.html
— Leave Barron Trump alone – Heidi Stevens
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-barron-trump-should-be-off-limits-balancing-0123-20170123-column.html
— Watchdog group files lawsuit alleging Trump’s business ties violate Constitution
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-lawsuit-business-ties-20170123-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Repealing Obamacare will kill more than 43,000 people a year.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-obamacare-repeal-lose-health-insurance-deaths-20170123-story.html
— ‘SNL’ writer suspended after Barron Trump tweet – Nina Metz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chicagoinc/ct-calls-for-firing-snl-writer-barron-trump-tweet-20170123-column.html
— The liberal tea party movement has begun. What will become of it? – James Hohmann
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-liberal-tea-party-commentary-20170123-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 school official quits after tweets on Women’s March – Stefano Esposito
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/suburban-school-board-member-quits-after-provocative-tweets/amp/
— Emanuel unloads Trump: Focus on jobs, education — not crowd size – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuel-unloads-trump-focus-on-jobs-education-not-crowd-size/amp/
— Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lawsuit-trump-business-ties-violate-constitution/
— City Council financial analyst not quitting after all – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/city-council-financial-analyst-not-quitting-after-all/amp/
— Illinois needs a grassroots protest like Women’s March – MADELEINE DOUBEK
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/doubek-illinois-needs-a-grassroots-protest-like-womens-march/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Senate to Vote on Budget Compromise – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-senate-budget-compromise-vote-411548145.html
— Marking Roe Anniversary, Abortion Foes Pin Hopes on Trump  Trump has said he would sign anti-abortion measures approved by the Republican-controlled Congress – John Hanna
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Marking-Roe-Anniversary-Abortion-Foes-pin-Hopes-on-Trump-411564485.html

 

CBS2
— Commissioner Proposes Free Homes For City Workers In High Crime Areas – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/23/commissioner-proposes-free-homes-for-city-workers-in-high-crime-areas/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Who are Illinois Dems backing for governor? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170123/BLOGS02/170129955/who-are-illinois-dems-backing-for-governor
— Rauner team to Congress: Don’t be ‘hasty’ with Obamacare tweaks – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170123/BLOGS02/170129952/rauner-team-to-congress-dont-be-hasty-with-obamacare-tweaks
— Betsy DeVos, Bruce Rauner and the myth of ‘school choice’ – SUSAN SADLOWSKI GARZA  (DIERSEN: Did your parents have school choice?  My parents did.  They sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.  Since then, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned my parents and me as being filthy rich.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170123/OPINION/170129962/betsy-devos-bruce-rauner-and-the-myth-of-school-choice

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County Board chairman gets tiebreaker vote under new Illinois election law – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/23/mchenry-county-board-chairman-gets-tiebreaker-vote-under-new-illinois-election-law/an6uc8a/

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Durbin, Rauner Denounce Proposals To Replace Obamacare With State-Run Medicaid
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/durbin-rauner-denounce-proposals-replace-obamacare-state-run-medicaid

 

WSIU
— WSIU to Carry Gov. Rauner’s State of the State Speech Live on Wed, Jan 25 – MONICA TICHENOR
http://news.wsiu.org/post/wsiu-carry-gov-rauner-s-state-state-speech-live-wed-jan-25#stream/0

 

WREX
— Illinois treasurer asks Trump to assure banks on marijuana  (DIERSEN: If you promote in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois.)
http://www.wrex.com/story/34324283/illinois-treasurer-asks-trump-to-assure-banks-on-marijuana

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Months after her death, Phyllis Schlafly’s followers and family still battle over her legacy – Kevin McDermott
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/months-after-her-death-phyllis-schlafly-s-followers-and-family/article_512b5dff-2a73-5572-b78b-0a36ba3de306.html

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Chicago Supporters Gather, Gloomily, on Inauguration Night. The area’s sole “Deplora-ball” was meant to celebrate their candidate’s big day, but a stormy outlook dampened the party.”
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/January-2017/Trump-Inauguration-Deploraball/

 

CHICAGO CURBED
— Why Chicago’s Thompson Center is worth saving  A sale of the James R. Thompson could mean the end for the Helmut Jahn-designed structure
– AJ LATRACE
http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/23/14354898/chicago-james-thompson-center-historic-preservation

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Harris responds to AFSCME scheduling strike vote – Vimbai Chikomo
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511075369-harris-responds-to-afscme-scheduling-strike-vote

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Educator challenges meaning of diversity at New Trier High School – Giovanni Whaley  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use “Diversity” to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511075390-educator-challenges-meaning-of-diversity-at-new-trier-high-school

 

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER & DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Embattled auditor general told to step aside
http://westcentralreporter.com/stories/511076283-embattled-auditor-general-told-to-step-aside
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511076263-embattled-auditor-general-told-to-step-aside

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Judicial Politics Illinois style -Judge in Aaron Shock case recuses herself – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/judicial-politics-illinois-style-judge-in-aaron-shock-case-recuses-herself/
— Country Club Hills Sanctioned by Court -Possible Pornography on Fire Department Computers – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/country-club-hills-sanctioned-by-court-possible-pornography-on-fire-department-computers/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— PODCAST: Women’s March for Death Deviance
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-womens-march-death-deviance/

 

CAPITOL FAX
—  Illinois Democratic County Chairman’s Association announces straw poll
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/23/chairmans-association-announces-straw-poll/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Priebus: “We’re Going To Fight Back Tooth And Nail Every Day, And Twice On Sunday” – Ian Schwartz  (DIERSEN: My nasty/troubled/failed/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/troubled/failed/vicious operatives, and their nasty/troubled/failed/vicious dupes viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me for sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails each and every day, but especially my sending them out on Sunday mornings when they are in church praying for GOD to send me to HELL.)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/01/22/priebus_were_going_to_fight_back_tooth_and_nail_every_day_and_twice_on_sunday.html

 

BLAZE
— Statistics show women may actually have it better than men – Doc Thompson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a woman in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a woman in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted women in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a woman in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a woman in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.theblaze.com/podcasts/statistics-show-women-may-actually-have-it-better-than-men/
— Do Americans have a right to health care? – Glenn Beck  (DIERSEN: What do you believe you should be entitled to?  What do you believe others should be entitled to?  Who do you believe should pay for the aforesaid entitlements?)
http://www.theblaze.com/podcasts/do-americans-have-a-right-to-health-care/

 

GOPUSA
— You Don’t Speak for Me, Sister!  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that they are operatives or dupes for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19601
— Amazon to begin accepting food stamps for USDA pilot program
http://www.gopusa.com/amazon-to-begin-accepting-food-stamps-for-usda-pilot-program/
— Liberal woman kicked off plane for berating Trump supporter
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19680

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Brent Bozell: Donald Trump Will ‘Knock’ the ‘Teeth Out’ of Old Media
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nb-staff/2017/01/23/brent-bozell-donald-trump-will-knock-teeth-out-old-media

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— TRUMP’S NOMINEES FACE ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ DEMOCRAT OBSTRUCTIONISM
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/01/23/trumps-nominees-face-unprecedented-democrat-obstructionism/

 

CNS NEWS
— Ahead of March for Life, Congress Moves Legislation Forward to End Taxpayer Funding for Abortion – Penny Starr
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/ahead-march-life-congress-moves-legislation-forward-end-taxpayer-funding

 

NEWSMAX
— Gingrich: Madonna ‘Ought to Be Arrested’ for White House Comment – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Gingrich-Madonna-Arrested-White-House/2017/01/23/id/769961/

 

DAILY CALLER
— The Liberal Media Has Declared War On President Trump – JACK KOCSIS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/23/daily-caller-wine-club-2/
— Journalists Whine After NY Post Gets First Question At Trump Press Briefing – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/23/journalists-whine-after-ny-post-gets-first-question-at-trump-press-briefing/
— Giuliani: 500,000 Women Who Marched Against Trump Didn’t Even Know What They Were Protesting – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/23/giuliani-500000-women-who-marched-against-trump-didnt-even-know-what-they-were-protesting/

 

WESTERN JOURNALISM
— Franklin Graham: It Wasn’t Donald Trump Who Divided This Nation  “Only God can fix this country.” – Randy DeSoto  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on making everyone 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 their ancestors. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give themselves standing to do their dirty work.)
http://www.westernjournalism.com/franklin-graham-it-wasnt-donald-trump-who-divided-this-nation/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Chicago Loses Another Gun Case
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444123/gun-control-ezell-v-city-of-chicago-gun-ranges

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “GOP’s ‘sanctuary city’ crackdown bill takes meat-cleaver approach.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/315706-gops-sanctuary-city-crackdown-takes-the-meat-cleaver-approach
— Kinzinger: Trump off to a ‘rocky start’ – BEN KAMISAR
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/315685-gop-rep-trump-off-to-a-rocky-start

 

POLITICO
— Trump revives funding ban to groups providing abortion overseas – JENNIFER HABERKORN
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trump-revives-funding-ban-to-groups-promoting-abortion-overseas-234038
— Trump issues executive order freezing hiring for federal workforce – MATTHEW NUSSBAUM (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under Republican-led hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trump-issues-executive-order-freezing-hiring-for-federal-workforce-234037
— Trump administration signals no immediate reversal on Dreamer program
http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/01/dreamers-applications-under-trump-administration-234046

 

CNN
— Kinzinger: Trump’s team ‘derailing’ message – Melissa Mahtani
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/23/politics/kinzinger-trump-team-derailing-message-cnntv/

 

NBC NEWS
— Trump Issues Executive Orders Freezing Federal Hiring  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under Republican-led hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-issues-executive-orders-freezing-federal-hiring-targeting-trade-n710886

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump names his Inauguration Day a ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion’ – Abby Phillip
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/23/trump-names-his-inauguration-day-a-national-day-of-patriotic-devotion/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Trump administration just told a whopper about the size of the federal workforce.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/23/the-trump-administration-just-told-a-whopper-about-the-size-of-the-federal-workforce/
— What does a hiring freeze mean for the federal workforce? – Joe Davidson and Eric Yoder  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under Republican-led hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/23/what-does-a-hiring-freeze-mean-for-the-federal-workforce/
— Trump freezes hiring of federal workers – Juliet Eilperin  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under Republican-led hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-freezes-hiring-of-federal-workers/2017/01/23/f14d8180-e190-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html
— The first lawsuit: What can we learn about Trump’s income? – Jennifer Rubin (DIERSEN: I wonder how much money my critics/opponents pay their operatives and their dupes to harass me.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/01/23/the-first-lawsuit-what-can-we-learn-about-trumps-income/
— Protesters who destroyed property on Inauguration Day were part of well-organized group – Peter Hermann, Keith L. Alexander and Michael E. Miller
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/protesters-who-destroyed-property-on-inauguration-day-part-of-well-organized-group/2017/01/21/096678c8-dfeb-11e6-ad42-f3375f271c9c_story.html
— Trump’s hiring freeze will do the opposite of what he wants – Max Stier (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under Republican-led hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-hiring-freeze-wont-fix-government-it-will-do-the-opposite/2017/01/23/d325fbfa-e1af-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— ‘SNL’ writer suspended, apologizes for Barron Trump tweet – Maria Puente
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2017/01/23/snl-writer-suspended-apologizes-barron-trump-tweet/96963720/

 

MERCURY NEWS
— Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with U.S. – AP
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/22/protesters-take-control-of-border-crossing-with-us/

 

FED SMITH
— Trump Issues Executive Order to Impose Federal Hiring Freeze – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under Republican-led hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/23/trump-issues-executive-order-to-impose-federal-hiring-freeze/
— Grievances Can Make Things Worse… or Better – Robbie Kunreuther (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee for almost 30 years. I should write a book about the grievances that I filed.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/23/grievances-can-make-things-worse-or-better/
— The Inaugural Address and Its Impact on Federal Employees – Ralph R. Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/23/the-inaugural-address-and-its-impact-on-federal-employees/

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s hiring freeze angers federal workforce, unions.  President Trump may wind up regretting his federal hiring freeze.”
http://www.salon.com/2017/01/23/donald-trumps-hiring-freeze-angers-federal-workforce-unions/

 

VANITY FAIR
— TRUMP’S “CULTURE OF FEAR” DESCENDS ON WASHINGTON  Federal employees brace themselves to hear, “You’re fired”—and prepare to fight back. – TINA NGUYEN  (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors fired me in 1997 when I was 49 years old when they forced me to take their early retirement “offer.”  I fought back.  My attorney Walter T. Charlton filed Diersen v. GAO (
https://gopillinois.com/documents/) in 1998.  The lawsuit was transferred to Chicago in 2000.)
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/donald-trump-federal-employee-purge

 

AUTOWEEK
— President Trump will keep Obama-era Cadillac presidential limousine for a while  NEW 2017 LIMOUSINE EXPECTED TO DEBUT LATER THIS YEAR
http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/president-trump-will-keep-obama-era-cadillac-presidential-limousine-while
— Last-minute reversal on President Trump’s inaugural license plates
http://autoweek.com/article/wait-theres-more/last-minute-reversal-president-trumps-inaugural-license-plates

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Agree With Trump That America Should Come First  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want to put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens.  That is a big reason why Clinton lost and Trump won.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/january_2017/voters_agree_with_trump_that_america_should_come_first

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.