July 26 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Outstanding fundraiser for DuPage County Board Member Brian Krajewski at Carlucci’s Restaurant in Downers Grove Tuesday evening July 26, 2016.  DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin spoke very highly of Krajewski. The 150+ attendees included Illinois officials and candidates Patti Bellock, Heidi Holan, and Chris Nybo; DuPage County officials and candidates Janice Anderson, Richard Blass, John Curran, Pete DiCianni, Tim Elloitt, Gary Grasso, Bob Grogan, Tonia Khouri, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Sean Noonan, Dave Olsen, Don Puchalski, Karyn Romano, and Sam Tornatore; Township officials Kathy Abbate, Greg Boltz, Tony Cuzzone, John Dombroski, Marty Keller, John Morrissey, Rachel Ossyra, and Deanna Wilkins; Municipal officials Noreen Ligino and Martin Tully; Judges Liam Brennan, Dan Guerin, Ann Jorgensen, Bob Kleeman, Tim McJoynt, and Patrick O’Shea; and Party leaders Matt Carlyle and Burt Minor. Event sponsors included Bellock, Claar, Curran, Holan, O’Shea, Puchalski, and Romano. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— The Sandack mystery continues – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rep-sandack-quits-top-gop-post-over-internet-scam/1444005/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a heavily blacked-out police report provided to the I-Team by Downers Grove police, Republican state Rep. Ronald L. Sandack made an allegation on July 14 of “an Internet scam.” Ten days later Sandack announced he was resigning from his elected position, claiming he was suffering the effects of “cyber security issues.” Neither Sandack at the time he quit, nor the suburban police report obtained Tuesday afternoon, offer any clarity as to what actually happened-or why it was serious enough to warrant resignation. Sandack has not responded to our numerous requests for information. A person who answered the front door at his home today said that the ex-legislator was at work. He is a partner at a downtown Chicago law firm and has not been available there. Sandack said in a cryptic statement on Sunday that he was forced to re-evaluate his “continued public service” due to the threat. The mostly-redacted police report does put the date of the “Internet scam” as July 7, a full week before Sandack actually reported whatever it was to police. There is no explanation why it took one week to report something serious enough to eventually cause his resignation. Oddly, Mr. Sandack was a voracious social media communicator until the cyber threat occurred-said to have been fake accounts set-up in his name (or his family members.) Currently, his Facebook and Twitter pages are down and there is no trace of whatever bogus accounts may have been established. Downers Grove police have apparently assigned at detectives to look into the allegation, according to the report. However, police officials have offered no additional details, clarity or assistance to help the public understand what may have occurred, whether there is any kind of public threat or the status of the investigation.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— GOP State Rep. Ron Sandack reported ‘Internet scam’ to cops – Chris Fusco
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gop-state-rep-ron-sandack-reported-internet-scam-to-cops/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican state Rep. Ronald L. Sandack, a top of ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, went to the police department in his hometown to report an “Internet scam” earlier this month — but a report about the incident reveals little about what led Sandack to abruptly resign his seat from the Illinois House over the weekend. Sandack issued a statement to the political blog Capitol Fax on Sunday saying that “cyber security issues” forced him to re-evaluate his “continued public service.” But the police report released Tuesday afternoon by the Downers Grove Police Department offers no details about what might have happened to Sandack as virtually the entire narrative is blacked out. Sandack didn’t immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. More to come on this developing story.)
— Emanuel accepts Rauner apology for insult to teachers, principals – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-accepts-rauner-apology-for-insult-to-teachers-principals/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Decision on Sandack’s replacement still days away – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160726/news/160729247/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage GOP leaders will have the biggest say in choosing his replacement, but the Will County Republican Central Committee must be consulted because a small number of precincts in the 81st District are in that county. Krajewski said he’s scheduled to meet Saturday morning with Havel. In the meantime, he’s asking other Republicans interested in the position to send him their resume. “We’ve got to see who the candidates are,” Krajewski said. Depending on the number of applicants, a decision could come Saturday or Sunday, he said. On Monday, Krajewski said David S. Olsen is the leading candidate to replace Sandack. Olsen, 27, of Downers Grove, serves as vice chairman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, as a Downers Grove village commissioner and as vice chairman of the Downers Grove Township Republican Organization. He has expressed interest in the House seat in the past. . .If he’s chosen as Sandack’s successor, one decision Olsen needs to make is whether he will resign from the Downers Grove village council or from COD board. “That’s something that has to be discussed with my mayor, Mayor (Martin) Tully, and with (COD board) Chairman Deanne Mazzochi, and with Brian Krajewski and others,” Olsen said. “I think it’s premature to speculate on what I would do.” He said his main goal is to do “the right thing” for residents in Downers Grove, COD’s district and the 81st District.)
— Redacted report sheds little light on Sandack resignation – Mike Riopell and Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160726/news/160729195/
— Convention could start 2018 Dem race for governor – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160726/news/160729234/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Online impostors are real. But is Ron Sandack’s story? – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-ron-sandack-illinois-republican-resigns-perspec-zorn-0727-jm-20160726-column.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Something doesn’t quite add up in the “official” story of why Illinois House Republican floor leader Ron Sandack abruptly resigned over the weekend. The scrappy Downers Grove pol said in a brief statement that “cybersecurity issues” prompted him to “re-evaluate” his political career and immediately step down in order to (stop me if you’ve heard this before) spend more time with his family. Reportedly, the cybersecurity issue in question was that spoofers had created fake Facebook and Twitter accounts in his name, thus threatening to damage his reputation. That’s certainly an unpleasant development if true. And the claim is plausible. Social media have yet to solve the impostor problem, as I was reminded just the other day when I got a Facebook friend request that appeared to be from another Chicago newspaper columnist with whom I was already connected. The request not only used his name but also a photo of him swiped from his real page. Online impostors don’t target just pols, pundits and other well-known figures. I routinely get Facebook friend requests from those who have either assumed others’ identities or simply invented personas, often of scantily clad women, in what seems to be a desperate and feeble attempt to peddle cheap sunglasses or other consumer goods.)
— Heavily redacted police report offers few details on Sandack resignation – Joe Mahr and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ron-sandack-police-report-met-20160726-story.html
— Union leader Terry O’Sullivan calls Rauner a ‘jackass,’ vows to ‘take him out’ in 2018 – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-labor-democratic-convention-bruce-rauner-met-0727-20160726-story.html
— Kennedy rips Rauner, ducks questions on whether he’ll run for governor – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chris-kennedy-illinois-governor-bruce-rauner-met-0727-20160726-story.html
— Emanuel to Rauner: Apology accepted, but ‘champion’ Chicago kids – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-bruce-rauner-chicago-teachers-apology-met-0727-20160726-story.html
— BREYOND DIGUSTING: Smoke pot with your kids, Richard Branson tells Chicago business audience – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-richard-branson-joints-kids-0727-chicago-inc-20160726-story.html

 

NBC5
— Chris Kennedy Slams Rauner, Dodges Questions About Gubernatorial Run  Businessman Chris Kennedy stoked further speculation about a possible gubernatorial run after slamming Gov. Bruce Rauner during a breakfast at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chris-Kennedy-Slams-Rauner-Dodges-Question-About-Gubernatorial-Run-388319332.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— As Clinton claims nomination, protests continue
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/181851688-story

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Rauner calls Illinois’ political system rigged, calls for amendments on term limits and remapping – Stephen Elliott
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/rauner-calls-illinois-political-system-rigged-calls-for-amendents-on/article_1dc7e954-0992-5023-90ea-2114406fdf2a.html

 

WSL AM
— Durbin won’t rule out challenging Rauner for Governor – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/07/26/durbin-wont-rule-out-challenging-rauner-for-governor/

 

DNA INFO
— Rahm Accepts Rauner’s CPS Apology, But Calls On Gov. To ‘Turn The Page’ – Ted Cox
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160726/pullman/rahm-accepts-rauners-cps-apology-but-calls-on-him-turn-page

 

WBEZ
— Divide Among Illinois Democrats On Display During First Night Of DNC – Tony Arnold, Lauren Chooljian
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/divide-among-illinois-democrats-on-display-during-first-night-of-dnc/df09862d-64e7-4fcc-aa53-9ded4e37ba53

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Schimpf stresses term limits compared to Simon’s leniency
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/510967425-schimpf-stresses-term-limits-compared-to-simon-s-leniency

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — If Michelle Obama ran for office, Illinois Democrats would roll the ‘red carpet’ out for her – Chris Cillizza
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/if-michelle-obama-ran-for-office-illinois-democrats-would-roll/article_67ba8464-0d81-5483-bc56-0bb9ac9b23ed.html

 

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Trump’s LGBTQ-Friendly GOP Elevates Homosexual Businessman Peter Thiel – Media Hype for ‘Gay Republicans’ Overshadows Conservative Platform  Fox News, media, Republican social liberals cheer on LGBTQ agenda in Cleveland – Peter LaBarbera
http://americansfortruth.com/2016/07/25/trumps-lgbtq-friendly-gop-elevates-homosexual-businessman-peter-thiel-media-hype-for-gay-republicans-overshadows-conservative-platform/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Auditor General Frank Mautino ignores State Board of Elections – Rep. Ives issues press release – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/auditor-general-frank-mautino-ignores-state-board-of-elections-rep-ives-issues-press-release/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Family PAC Cruise – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/26/the-family-pac-cruise/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TEXAS PROSECUTORS DROP FELONY CHARGES ON CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/texas-prosecutors-drop-felony-charges-on-center-for-medical-progress-investigative-journalists.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner is gearing up
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/rauner-is-gearing-up/
— Convention delegates are “not normal” party members
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/convention-delegates-are-not-normal-party-members/
— Mautino misses deadline
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/mautino-misses-deadline/

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— The Hillary-Alinsky-Lucifer Connection – PAUL KENGOR
http://spectator.org/the-hillary-alinsky-lucifer-connection/

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— ISIS Was Not Mentioned Once in 61 DNC Speeches on Day 1
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/26/isis-was-not-mentioned-once-61-dnc-speeches-monday

 

DAILY CALLER
— Hollywood Relies On ‘Hitler Card’ In Bid To Stop Trump – Christian Toto
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/hollywood-relies-on-hitler-card-in-bid-to-stop-trump/
— Limbaugh: Democrats Are ‘Baby Butchers,’ ‘Sharia Muslims’ – Steve Guest
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/limbaugh-democrats-are-baby-butcher-sharia-muslims-audio/
— No Visible American Flags Present At The Democrat Convention – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/25/no-visible-american-flags-present-at-the-democrat-convention/

 

THE HILL
— Boos and booze: Sanders struggles to control supporters – Jonathan Easley and Jordain Carney
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/289297-boos-and-booze-sanders-struggles-to-control-supporters
— GOP hits Democrats for not mentioning ISIS on convention’s first day – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/289236-gop-faults-dems-for-not-mentioning-isis-on-conventions-first
— Priebus on Dem email leaks: ‘This is just the beginning’ – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289260-rnc-chair-on-emails-this-is-just-the-beginning

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Insourcing: American Lose Jobs to H-1B Visa Workers – Judy Frankel
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judy-frankel/insourcing-american-lose-_b_11173074.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DNC Shows Off Diversity Through Speakers, Bathrooms
http://www.wsj.com/video/dnc-shows-off-diversity-through-speakers-bathrooms/A4072722-9579-4B46-9B7D-001E8EB83758.html

 

FORBES
— Bernie Supporters Mangle The Democratic Party’s Message Of Unity, But It Makes For Good Ratings – Brett Edkins (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs are united against those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brettedkins/2016/07/26/bernie-supporters-mangle-the-democratic-partys-message-of-unity/#713be4973a58

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.