July 4 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Republicans who participated in Wheaton’s outstanding Independence Day Parade this morning were: DuPage State’s Attorney Bob Berlin; DuPage County District 4 officials Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, and Tim Whelan; James Mendrick for DuPage Sheriff; Frank Bibbianno for DuPage Sheriff; Karen Wilson for DuPage Judge; and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC).  Republicans who walked with entries included Ron Almiron, Lori Carlson, Joseph Caruso, Flo Dangelo, Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Pat Hinchey, Marty Keller, Larry LaVanway, Antonio Lollino, Paula McGowen, Ron Menna, David Norck, Thommen Poozhikunnel, Mary Rash, Pat Ryan, and Janet Shaw. Gary Muehlfelt drove the truck that pulled the outstanding MTRCC float. Peter Breen, Mike Connelly, and Jeanne Ives could not participate in the parade because of the Democrats.  Peter Roskam participated in a different parade. This year, for the 12th year in a row, “DuPage Republicans” helped sponsor the parade and fireworks. “DuPage Republicans” was one of the two $2,500 “Star” sponsors and again sponsored the Wheaton high school bands and the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums parade entries.  Because of a last minute shortage of banner carriers, I had the honor of helping carry the “Sponsored by DuPage Republicans” banner ahead of the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums. Outstandingly, again this year Tim Whelan coordinated Republican use of the “DuPage Republicans” booth at the fireworks. This year again, I delivered flyers to the residences and businesses on the parade route. The flyers listed the Republican entries in the parade and the Republicans who helped sponsor entries. Outstandingly, the flyers were printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics. This year, outstandingly, Roger Claar is a $500 contributor, Chris Nybo is a $250 contributor, Phil Suess is a $150 contributor, and Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Mike Connelly, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Gwen Henry, Paul Hinds, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Deanne Mazzochi, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, and Tim Whelan are $100 contributors. Please thank them for helping sponsor the parade and fireworks. This year was the 10th anniversary of an elephant walking behind Roskam in the parade.  For that 2007 parade, I had the honor of raising $2,000 on short notice from DuPage Republicans to sponsor that elephant. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Illinois Senate overrides Gov. Rauner’s budget veto – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-senate-overrides-gov-rauners-budget-veto/2180404/

 

CBS2
— Rauner Vetoes Madigan’s Income Tax Increase, Senate Overrides
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/04/rauner-vetoes-madigans-income-tax-increase/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Senate nixes vetoes of budget plan with tax hike – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/265657728-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Senate votes to override Rauner veto of income tax hike, budget – Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-senate-income-tax-hike-budget-met-0705-20170704-story.html
— How Illinois Senate voted on income tax increase
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-senate-income-tax-hike-budget-vote-box-met-0705-20170704-story.html
— Illinois House members, be careful with this tax hike. Where are all those reforms? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-madigan-tax-increase-edit-0705-20170704-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Senate overrides Rauner vetoes of budget package – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-senate-begins-debate-of-revenue-budget-bills/
— Lone GOP Senate vote: Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon): ‘My district told me’ to support budget package
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lone-gop-senate-vote-my-district-told-me-to-vote-for-this-package/
— The ‘fierce urgency of now’ – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/the-fierce-urgency-of-now/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Senate overrides Rauner’s budget vetoes – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170704/illinois-senate-overrides-rauners-budget-vetoes
— Illinois Senate approves income tax hike – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170704/illinois-senate-approves-income-tax-hike
— Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) OK’d tax for ‘fiscal stability’ – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170704/business/307049907/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Who engineered the deepening of Illinois’ nuclear winter w/the passing of a $5 billion tax increase? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/07/who-engineered-the-deepening-of-illinois-nuclear-winter-wthe-passing-of-a-5-billion-tax-increase/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McConnaughay, McConchie, Althoff React to Senate Democrat’s Passage of 32% Income Tax Hike
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/07/04/mcconnaughay-mcconchie-react-to-senate-democrats-passage-of-32-income-tax-hike/
— Steve Andersson’s Reason for Voting for 32% Madigan Income Tax Hike
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/07/04/steve-anderssons-reason-for-voting-for-32-madigan-tax-hike/
— Roll Call on Senate Income Tax Hike
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/07/04/senate-passes-32-income-tax-hike/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Senate passes budget bills; Connelly, Cullerton vote no
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511143678-senate-passes-budget-bill-connelly-cullerton-vote-no

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Davidsmeyer, Jimenez cast votes for tax hikes
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511143187-davidsmeyer-jimenez-cast-votes-for-tax-hikes

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— JOB CREATORS CALL ON ILLINOIS SENATE TO DEMAND REFORMS IN MADIGAN’S TAX HIKE BUDGET
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/job-creators-call-on-illinois-senate-to-demand-reforms-in-madigans-tax-hike-budget.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Quorum lacking in House
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/04/quorum-lacking-in-house/
— Bill Brady: Let’s “come together and complete our work soon”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/04/brady-lets-come-together-and-complete-our-work-soon/
— Rauner files veto messages
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/04/rauner-files-veto-messages/
— Madigan “disappointed” that Durkin skips another leaders’ meeting
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/04/madigan-disappointed-that-durkin-skips-another-leaders-meeting/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Illinois Senate overrides governor’s tax hike veto – AP
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/04/illinois-senate-overrides-governors-tax-hike-veto.html

 

GOPUSA
— Obama rips Donald Trump-fueled ‘nationalism’  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote foreign countries and their citizens.  Pro-Trumps promote America and its citizens.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=26635
— Tired of media lies and media whining? Turn it off!  (DIERSEN: One of the benefits of reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is keeping up to date with what is being said/done by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=26619

 

REUTERS
— Illinois House to take up governor’s budget, tax vetoes – Dave McKinney and Karen Pierog
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-budget-idUSKBN19P22R

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Illinois Moves a Step Closer to Ending Its Budget Deadlock – JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/04/us/illinois-budget-bruce-rauner.html

 

FED SMITH
— Stay or Leave: Pros and Cons of Federal vs. Private Sector Employment – John Grobe
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/07/04/stay-leave-pros-cons-federal-vs-private-sector-employment/

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.