July 25 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The DuPage County Election Commission (DCEC) will vote at its meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 3:00 P.M., in Room 3-500A, 421 North County Farm Road in Wheaton to approve proposed precinct modifications. If approved, a) 61 new precincts will be added for a total of 930 precincts, b) 49,377 (7.89%) of the county’s 626,174 voters will be affected by the modifications, and c) less than 5% will vote in a new polling place.  For additional information, visit:
http://www.dupageco.org/default.aspx. I will attend the meeting, and like I did 2 years ago, I will ask that the DCEC directly notify elected Precinct Committeemen in a tamely manner of proposed modifications a) to their precincts and b) to their precinct’s polling place. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/by-a-hair-senate-votes-to-debate-gop-health-care-bill/2249336/

 

NBC5
— After Calling Special Session, Rauner Plans Unusual Joint Meeting With GOP Caucus – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/After-Calling-Special-Session-Rauner-Plans-First-Ever-Joint-Meeting-With-GOP-Caucus-436525003.html
— 2 House Democrats to Boycott Special Session as School Funding Battle Heats Up – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/house-democrats-boycott-education-special-session-illinois-436612793.html
— IRS Sees Big Drop in Identity Theft, Stolen Tax Refunds In 2015, identity thieves stole nearly 700,000 fraudulent tax refunds from the IRS. Last year, the number dropped to 377,000 – Stephen Ohlemacher
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/IRS-Drop-Identity-Theft-Stolen-Tax-Refunds–436546963.html 

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Senate Republicans dive into debate on revamping Obamacare despite party divisions – Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-senate-health-care-vote-20170725-story.html
— So when will the Illinois lottery fund education? – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-illinois-education-spending-kass-0726-20170725-column.html
— How to save school funding reform – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-school-funding-veto-edit-20170724-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “How much did Anthony Scaramucci sell his soul for?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-scaramucci-trump-huppke-20170724-story.html
— Early supporter gets a Trump slap  President’s tweet chides Sessions as doubts cloud future – Joseph Tanfani (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have slapped me.  They all count on me keeping my policy of forgiving those who trespass against me. But I am reconsidering that policy.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170725/281655370139894
— Can millennials afford a future in Illinois? – Elizabeth Greiwe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-millennials-illinois-future-perspec-0726-20170725-story.html
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Pawar crime plan: Legalize marijuana, end cash bail – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ameya-pawar-crime-plan-met-0726-20170725-story.html
— Diana Rauner appears in new ad praising governor’s support for education – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-diana-rauner-ad-met-20170725-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump: Senate moved ‘one step closer’ to ending ‘Obamacare nightmare’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/senate-votes-on-whether-to-begin-debate-on-health-care-bill/
— OUTSTANDING: DOJ rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities like Chicago – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/doj-rules-intensify-crackdown-on-sanctuary-cities-like-chicago/
— Hundreds take to the streets — of Winnetka — to protest day care cuts – Stefano Esposito
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/hundreds-take-to-the-streets-of-winnetka-to-protest-daycare-cuts/
— Next big Springfield battle is about nothing – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/rauner-vs-madigan-in-the-illinois-madhouse/
— Downstate knows more about its schools than first lady does – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-downstate-knows-more-about-its-schools-than-first-lady-does/
— John McCain votes ‘aye’ with GOP, but says no to ‘tribal’ politics – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mccain-warns-senate-divisions-lead-to-spinning-our-wheels/
— Trump’s political speech to Scout jamboree inspires parental outrage – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trumps-political-speech-to-scouts-inspires-parental-outrage/

 

DAILY HERALD
— The deepening prospect that classes won’t open on time – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170724/editorial-the-deepening-prospect-that-classes-wont-open-on-time
— 5 ways the new state budget could affect your business – Anna Marie Kukec
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170724/5-ways-the-new-state-budget-could-affect-your-business
— Winfield neighbors give a surprise send-off for retiring mailman – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: I worked for the Park Forest Post Office part-time 1966-1969 while I was a full-time UIC student and then a full-time NIU student. What plan did you have when you graduated from high school? I had an acceptance letter from UIC when I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. However, many, if not most, if not virtually everyone viewed me as not being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170724/winfield-neighbors-give-a-surprise-send-off-for-retiring-mailman
— District 15 preparing to distribute 4,400 laptops to students – Bob Susnjara
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/district-15-preparing-to-distribute-4400-laptops-to-students
— With animals in place, DuPage County Fair ready to open
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/with-animals-in-place-dupage-county-fair-ready-to-open
— 9 new things at the DuPage County Fair – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170725/9-new-things-to-expect-at-the-dupage-county-fair
— McCain’s return for ‘Obamacare’ repeal heavy with drama – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170725/news/307259985/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sweet deal: This $1.7 million house gets just a $3,000 property tax bill – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: I have owned real estate since 1972 and my wife and I have owned real estate since 1978.  All during that time, my critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted first that me, and then that my wife and I, should pay higher real estate taxes.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170725/BLOGS02/170729909/sweet-deal-this-1-7-million-house-gets-just-a-3000-property-tax-bill

 

DNA INFO
— Thieves On The 606 Knocking People Off Bikes And Beating, Robbing Them – Alisa Hauser
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170723/logan-square/thieves-on-606-knocking-people-off-bikes-then-beating-robbing-them#new_tab

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Sen. Brady wins promotion – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-07-25/sen-brady-wins-promotion.html

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — When it comes to Trump, Illinois is from Mars, Missouri from Venus – Chuck Raasch
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/when-it-comes-to-trump-illinois-is-from-mars-missouri/article_4791c50a-fa37-5314-8c5e-2297b95f6184.html

 

WIRE POINTS
— The Education Funding Bill is a Monstrosity of Unknown Proportions – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/the-education-funding-bill-is-a-monstrosity-of-unknown-proportions-wirepoints-original/

 

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Budget won’t pull IL out of financial straits; Residents can ‘look forward’ to more taxes, U of C prof says – Kacie Whaley
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511149916-budget-won-t-pull-il-out-of-financial-straits-residents-can-look-forward-to-more-taxes-u-of-c-prof-says

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Durkin demands school funding bill be sent to Rauner – Hoang Tran
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511157183-durkin-demands-school-funding-bill-be-sent-to-rauner

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois workers’ money and population … ‘Gone, just like that’ – Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/opinion/mccaleb-illinois-workers-money-and-population-gone-just-like-that/article_f61ba4c2-6d7b-11e7-b9ad-cf491d1c7b9d.html

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
—  NOW IS THE TIME FOR SNAP REFORM – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/07/25/now-is-the-time-for-snap-reform/

 

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Kinzinger Slams Trump for Publicly Criticizing Sessions – Brian Freeman
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/adam-kinzinger-slams-trump-publicly/2017/07/25/id/803676/

 

GOPUSA
— NYU librarian bemoans ‘racial fatigue’ from being around whites  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have had little or no interaction with minorities. I had lots of interaction with minorities, mainly Blacks, while I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27416

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Daily Beast’ writer insulted Sarah Huckabee Sanders – then Anthony Scaramucci stepped in – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/25/daily-beast-writer-insulted-sarah-huckabee-sanders-then-anthony-scaramucci-stepped-in/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Election Commission’s focus will lead to suppressive voting laws.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/343581-election-commissions-focus-will-lead-to-suppressive-voting-laws
— White House press aide resigns amid shakeup – JORDAN FABIAN
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news-other-administration/343648-white-house-press-aide-resigns-amid

 

POLITICO
— House overwhelmingly approves Russia sanctions – ELANA SCHOR
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/25/house-overwhelmingly-approves-russia-sanctions-240951

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “If The Election Were Held Today, Trump Would Get 99 Electoral College Votes.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/if-the-election-were-held-today-trump-would-get-99_us_59779aeae4b01cf1c4bb73d1

 

USA TODAY
— ‘Boys will be boys’ gets a new spin in Silicon Valley sexism scandal – Jessica Guynn and Jon Swartz
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/07/21/silicon-valley-sexism-backlash/493800001/

 

FORBES
— Why Illinois Is In Trouble – 63,000 Public Employees With $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $10B – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2017/07/25/why-illinois-is-in-trouble-63000-public-employees-with-100000-salaries-cost-taxpayers-10b/#51b70a081141

 

FED SMITH
— RSC Budget Proposes Cuts to Pay, Retirement Benefits – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes wanted my pay and benefits to be cut.  All during the almost 20 years that I have been federal retiree, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have wanted my retirement benefits to be cut.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/07/25/rsc-budget-proposes-cuts-pay-retirement-benefits/

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.