January 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— TRUMP ORGANIZATION: PRESIDENT TRUMP NO LONGER INVOLVED IN ILLINOIS BUSINESSES – Ross Weidner
http://abc7chicago.com/news/trump-organization-president-no-longer-involved-in-illinois-businesses/1717202/

 

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Wrongly Blames Voter Fraud for Loss of Popular Vote.” Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those many millions who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Trump-Repeats-Unproven-Claim-of-Illegal-Votes-411597055.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago State University’s spending raises questions – AP  (DIERSEN: Who questions the federal government’s wasting my career and GAO’s forcing the Civil Service Retirement System to give me $983,216 in today’s dollars (232 months X $4,238) since September of 1997 when I was 49 years old to stop me from coming to work?  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, I earned a master’s degree accounting from DePaul in 1980;  I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; I became a licensed CPA in 1981; I became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Manager in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997; and  I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/231169776-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Women’s March may threaten Trump most.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-womens-march-may-threaten-trump-most/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump repeats unproven claim of illegal votes.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/president-donald-trump-repeats-unproven-claim-of-illegal-votes/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jesse Jackson wants Trump to listen to those who 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 their ancestors.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/jesse-jackson-will-trump-learn-to-listen/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Whereabouts of Trump Chicago street signs a mystery – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-donald-trump-chicago-street-signs-story.html
— After tweets insulting women marchers, school board member resigns – Jennifer Johnson and Tony Briscoe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-park-ridge-protest-twitter-tl-0126-20170123-story.html
— Shootings, homicides in Chicago both higher than start of violent 2016 – Megan Crepeau
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-weekend-shootings-violence-chicago-2016-20170123-story.html
— Lake County losing 80 veteran employees to early retirement – Luke Hammill  (DIERSEN: Between 1993 and 1997, the Democrats who ran GAO used early retirement to get rid of GAO’s older employees, and especially those who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.  I became eligible in 1993 when I was 45 years old because I had 25 years of federal service – almost 3 with the Post Office 1966-1969, almost 9 with IRS 1971-1980 and almost 14 with GAO 1980-1993.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-downsizing-effects-st-0121-20170123-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Gail Borden to host ‘Librarians vs. Fake News’ Tuesday  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that they determine what is news and what is fake news.  For them, if it makes them look good, it is news, and if it makes them look bad, it is fake news.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170123/submitted/170129506/
— Mayor: Naperville bar disturbance ‘pretty contained’ – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170123/news/170129527/
— Universities cave to snowflakes – Walter E. Williams
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170124/discuss/170129554/
— Demonstrators demand that Roskam address climate change – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for everything that is bad including bad weather.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170123/news/170129515/

 

DNA INFO
— 40 Murders In 22 Days: Chicago Violence Not Slowing After Bloody 2016 – Kelly Bauer and Andrea V. Watson
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170123/downtown/chicago-january-murders-shootings-crime-rate

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Cullerton, Radogno say budget will be balanced – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170123/cullerton-radogno-say-budget-will-be-balanced
— Bound for college? New report suggests it’s not for everyone – Jason Nevel  (DIERSEN: When you were in grade school and in high school, who believed that you were college material?  I should write a book about my critics/opponents back then who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was NOT college material.  They stressed that neither of my parents had attended college, that my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, that my mother had never attended high school, and that I was a part-time dishwasher.  My critics/opponents were disappointed that I made it into the upper 20% of my high school class, that I scored 24 on the ACT test, and that I got accepted by UIC.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170123/bound-for-college-new-report-suggests-its-not-for-everyone

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Illinois farmers stood to benefit from TPP.”
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2017/01/23/our-view-illinois-farmers-stood-to-benefit-from-tpp/anxwrxi/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Frerichs promotes pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/treasurer-sends-letter-to-president-wants-to-protect-medical-marijuana-patients/644662347

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Illinois Democrats’ straw poll looks to assess possible Rauner challengers – Dennis Moran
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/illinois-dems-straw-poll-testing-backing-for-possible-gubernatorial-candidates/article_eb00fc89-2db6-50c8-ab5d-4a709f7d9ece.html
— What Trump, Congress can do for Illinois in 2017 – Diana Sroka Rickert
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/what-trump-congress-can-do-for-illinois-in/article_a6f80ac6-3291-52fe-91a7-b239e1338d1b.html

 

TIMES
— Schock prosecutor pursues Mautino – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/schock-prosecutor-pursues-mautino/article_b00d8d6d-afa7-5ee6-86c1-a84c8bda92a7.html

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Randolph County GOP aims to focus on candidate recruitment
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/511075108-randolph-county-gop-aims-to-focus-on-candidate-recruitment
— Illinois GOP targets Rep. Costello for his support of Madigan
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/511074989-illinois-gop-targets-rep-costello-for-his-support-of-madigan

 

SANGAMON SUN
— How Rauner’s wish list has fared in the General Assembly – Vimbai Chikomo
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511076357-how-rauner-s-wish-list-has-fared-in-the-general-assembly

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Warren Dixon III, Naperville Township assessor seeks reelection – Glenn Minnis
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511075168-warren-dixon-iii-naperville-township-assessor-seeks-reelection

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Trump likely to nominate Judge Bill Pryor to the U. S. Supreme Court in 14 days – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/01/trump-likely-to-nominate-judge-bill-pryor-to-the-u-s-supreme-court-in-14-days/

 

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump speech worrisome.”
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2017/01/isu-professor-ali-riaz-says-trump-speech-worrisome/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— McCarter: Package being rushed, taxpayers won’t support higher taxes without spending controls
https://ilnews.org/11830/mccarter-package-rushed-taxpayers-wont-support-higher-taxes-without-spending-controls/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS EXTENDS FAILED CORPORATE TAX CREDIT PROGRAM  Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an extension of the EDGE tax credit program, though the program has an unsuccessful record of using taxpayer money. – Joe Kaiser
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-extends-failed-corporate-tax-credit-program/
— THE ILLINOIS STATE SENATORS WHO PLEDGED NOT TO RAISE TAXES  As pressure mounts on state senators and representatives to vote in favor of multibillion-dollar tax hikes, lawmakers should remember the promises they’ve made to taxpayers. – Brendan Bakala
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/the-illinois-state-senators-who-pledged-not-to-raise-taxes/?linkId=33678902

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BATINICK: HEY DEMS, TIME TO RETURN POWER TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S RANK AND FILE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/batinick-.html
— STATE REP. BREEN FILES BILL TO STOP RED LIGHT CAMERAS AT OAK BROOK MALL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/state-rep-breen-files-bill-to-stop-red-light-cameras-at-oak-brook-mall.html
— ROSKAM TO MANUFACTURERS: TAX REFORM IS ON THE WAY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/roskam-to-manufacturers-tax-reform-is-on-the-way.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: GENDER EQUALITY IN MILITARY UNDER GENERAL JAMES MATTIS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/thorneroneil-gender-equality-in-military-under-general-james-mattis.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— New House rules proposed by Leader Durkin
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/24/new-house-rules-proposed-by-leader-durkin/

 

DAILY CALLER
— White Candidate For DNC Chair Says Her Job Will Be ‘To Shut Other White People Down’ – Chuck Ross  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who pander to anti-Whites and b) who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things?)
Read more:
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/23/white-candidate-for-dnc-chair-says-her-job-will-be-to-shut-other-white-people-down-video/#ixzz4WgNm0OOs
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/23/white-candidate-for-dnc-chair-says-her-job-will-be-to-shut-other-white-people-down-video/
— The 7 Most Egregious Acts Of ‘Social Justice’ In Obama’s Military – Jonah Bennett  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Obama’s military ban those like me who were baptized, raised, and confirmed as Missouri Synod Lutherans?)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/23/the-7-most-egregious-acts-of-social-justice-in-obamas-military/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. Handbook tells soldiers not to criticize pedophilia. . .2. The Bible disrespects diversity. . .3. An Air Force base banned the greeting, “Have a blessed day.”. . .4. Army ROTC cadets pressured to walk around in bright red heels for social justice. . .5. DOD-approved training listed the Declaration of Independence as a document that perpetuates sexism. . .6. Navy domestic violence training said traditional gender roles are an example of male privilege. . .7. Navy tried to fire a chaplain for Biblical teaching on sexuality)

 

PJ MEDIA
— How the Women’s March Reinforced Every Negative Stereotype about Women EVER – Susan L.M. Goldberg
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/01/22/how-the-womens-march-reinforced-every-negative-stereotype-about-women-ever/

 

FOX NEWS
— After harsh scolding, Spicer and press avoid fisticuffs. Is this a truce? – Howard Kurtz
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/24/after-harsh-scolding-spicer-and-press-avoid-fisticuffs-is-this-truce.html
— Trump tells Congressional leaders 3-5 million ‘illegals’ cost him popular vote – Samuel Chamberlain
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/24/trump-tells-congressional-leaders-3-5-million-illegals-cost-him-popular-vote.html
— Conway: Reporters covering Trump ‘ought to think about what they’re really doing’  (DIERSEN: What do you say reporters who deny that they are Democrats, but who focus on electing Democrats and who focus on defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform?)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/24/conway-reporters-covering-trump-ought-to-think-about-what-theyre-really-doing.html

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD DUMP THE MEDIA  Kick the press corps out of the White House. – Daniel Greenfield  (DIERSEN: In Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, and in Wheaton, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs a) pander to the Democrat media and b) discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265566/president-trump-should-dump-media-daniel-greenfield

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— An idea for $60 billion per year in federal savings – Bob Fitzhenry  (DIERSEN: Does Fitzhenry approve or disapprove of the federal government’s wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old?  Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH the federal government’s wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/an_idea_60_billion_per_year_in_federal_savings.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I dusted off an old idea of mine because of President Trump’s freeze on federal hiring, his tasking to create an attrition plan, and a statistic I read yesterday in a Washington Post article by Juliet Eilperin.  Eilperin reported that in the federal workforce, “there are nearly three times as many employees over age 60 as under age 30.”  Yikes.  That’s no way to run a railroad. The idea I’d roughed out gave a way to cut back the federal workforce by tempting people to retire or move on earlier than they would otherwise.  Depending on whom I’d run the idea past, I’d hear that it’s fantasy, fantastic, or the best sense of fantastical. The cliché to address what I’d like to see happen is, “You’ve got to spend money to make money.”  What if we spent a bunch of money offering departure incentives high enough to entice 750,000 feds to resign or retire?  Then, how about filling one third of the vacated positions with veterans, graduates, and the un- and underemployed?  We’d be spending billions to save billions more every year, and to get 250,000 people into careers they and the country need them to have.)

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Top Five Worst Speeches at the Women’s March on Washington – PAUL CROOKSTON
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444154/womens-march-speeches-marked-left-wing-extremism-social-justice

 

THE HILL
— Republicans defend Trump on media coverage – CRISTINA MARCOS  (DIERSEN: The following defend my critics/opponents, defend their operatives, and defend their dupes: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or are 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.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/315792-republicans
— Trump told leaders ‘illegals’ cost him popular vote – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/315791-trump-told-leaders-illegals-cost-him-popular-vote

 

REUTERS
— Far-reaching Illinois budget fix faces long odds
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-budget-idUSKBN1581OM

 

CNN
— Trump gets to work for his blue-collar base – Stephen Collinson  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps look down not only on those who are blue collar, anti-Trumps look down on those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/24/politics/donald-trump-unions-trade/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “In Meeting With Congressional Leaders, Trump Falsely Blames Illegal Immigrants for Loss of Popular Vote.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/us/politics/donald-trump-congress-democrats.html
— Trump’s Cabinet So Far Is More White and Male Than Any First Cabinet Since Reagan’s – JASMINE C. LEE  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get their votes, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at those who are 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 THAT DEMOCRATS WILL USE GOVERNMENT TO GET RID OF THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. That is why Republican Trump won and Democrat Clinton lost.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/13/us/politics/trump-cabinet-women-minorities.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The first days inside Trump’s White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-first-days-inside-trumps-white-house-fury-tumult-and-a-reboot/2017/01/23/7ceef1b0-e191-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: White House urges media to back off its ‘negative narrative.’ – David Jackson  (DIERSEN: What prompts you to go negative?  For me, it is when individuals and organizations that claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican say or do things that are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican, for example, promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, pot, gambling, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, etc.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/23/sean-spicer-donald-trump-white-house/96953692/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOY ARTICLE TITLE: Auto Makers in the Crosshairs – MIKE COLIAS, CHRISTINA ROGERS and JOANN S. LUBLIN  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise if not hate a) General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) those who own/owned General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler vehicles, c) unions, and d) past and present union members.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/auto-industrys-no-1-preoccupation-trump-1485189599

 

FORBES
— Trump Nominee Ricketts And Family See Fortune Jump $700M Since Election – Dan Alexander
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/01/18/trump-nominee-ricketts-and-family-see-fortune-jump-700m-since-election/#6f1f64985bf2

 

MARKET WATCH
— Trump’s government hiring freeze: more symbolism than savings  Federal employment basically flat since end of Bush presidency – Jeffry Bartash  (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.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-government-hiring-freeze-more-symbolism-than-savings-2017-01-23

 

THE BEAST
— Donald Trump Has Already Broken Promises on Immigration  Not only has the president failed to ‘immediately’ reverse Obama’s ‘executive amnesty’ protecting young Dreamers from deportation, his advisers are signaling he has no plans to do so. – Betsy Woodruff
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/23/donald-trump-has-already-broken-promises-on-immigration.html

 

THE WEEK
— Kellyanne Conway received death threats, reportedly has her own Secret Service detail
http://theweek.com/speedreads/675338/kellyanne-conway-received-death-threats-reportedly-secret-service-detail

 

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump administration wastes no time in fighting the press over facts.”
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/trump-administration-wastes-no-time-fighting-press-facts/

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Unions: Trump’s hiring freeze ‘disastrous’ for public service – Carten Cordell  (DIERSEN: I was a union member for almost 12 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1980.  Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise if not hate unions, union members, and former union members.)
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/unions-roiled-by-trumps-federal-hiring-freeze

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Hiring freeze result of Trump team’s review of federal agencies – Nicole Ogrysko (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://federalnewsradio.com/hiringretention/2017/01/trump-team-review-federal-agencies-triggers-hiring-freeze/

 

GALLUP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump and those who voted for him.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/202811/trump-sets-new-low-point-inaugural-approval-rating.aspx

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— Just work harder for Democrats?  Is an enemy of labor’s enemy in Illinois really a friend, asks Criage Lynnette Althage?  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that work against you or work for you say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.  Those that work against me a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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 their ancestors.)
https://socialistworker.org/2017/01/24/just-work-harder-for-democrats
— The millions who said “Not our president”  Nicole Colson rounds up reports of massive demonstrations from around the country.  (DIERSEN: Obviously, those who say “Not our president” 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 their ancestors.)
https://socialistworker.org/2017/01/24/the-millions-who-said-not-our-president

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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