June 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Ill. congressman Quigley introduces ‘COVFEFE Act’ to make social media a presidential record – CNN
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/ill-congressman-introduces-covfefe-act-to-make-social-media-a-presidential-record/2089035/
— Cook County assessor responds to claims of unfair property values assessment – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/news/county-assessor-responds-to-claims-of-unfair-property-values-assessment/2089294/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Rep. Quigley Introduces ‘COVFEFE’ Act Aimed at Trump’s Twitter Use – Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/quigley-introduces-covfefe-act-trump-twitter-428008373.html

 

CBS2
—  Quigley Introduces ‘COVFEFE’ Act: Tweets Count As Presidential Record
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/12/covfefe-act-twitter/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gaming machine bet collector accused of stealing more than $25,000: Naperville cops – Bill Bird
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-gaming-suspect-charged-st-0614-20170612-story.html
— Berrios defends Cook property tax assessments after Tribune reports inequities – Jason Grotto and Ray Long
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/taxdivide/ct-property-tax-berrios-response-20170612-story.html
— Chicago Rep. Quigley introduces ‘COVFEFE Act’ to preserve Trump’s personal tweets – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mike-quigley-covfefe-act-met-0612-20170612-story.html
— Illinois General Assembly passes legislation initiated by Assessor Berrios to increase tax savings for homeowners and seniors; Bill must now be sent to Governor to be signed into law
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/community/chi-ugc-article-illinois-general-assembly-passes-legislation-2017-06-12-story.html
— Anger management but no jail for Montana’s Gianforte in body-slam saga – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-montana-gianforte-reporter-assault-20170612-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote Islam.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-rahm-emanuel-donald-trump-muslim-registry-met-20170612-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As small business owners, we know: $15 an hour entirely reasonable – Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/as-small-business-owners-we-know-15-an-hour-entirely-reasonable/

 

DAILY HERALD
— COD Celebrates Graduation of More Than 100 Veterans
http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170612/cod-celebrates-graduation-of-more-than-100-veterans

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Report paints dismal picture of youth joblessness in Chicago
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170612/BLOGS02/170619983/report-paints-dismal-picture-of-youth-joblessness-in-chicago
— Trump tweets should be part of history, says Quigley – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170612/BLOGS02/170619990/trump-tweets-should-be-part-of-history-says-this-congressman

 

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN
— Gerald A. Cassioppi is looking forward to a year of smooth sailing as the incoming president of the DuPage County Bar Association.
http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2017/06/12/New-DuPage-Bar-president-6-12-17

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— TRAGIC: Niles Village Trustees To Mull Doubling Video Gaming Licenses At Special Meeting Tuesday – TOM ROBB
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_ca039a98-4fbc-11e7-8796-a3c01d5652ae.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump McCain says “Obama tops Trump in global leadership.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/mccain-obama-tops-trump-in-global-leadership/738586588

 

WJBD
— Chuck Schumer mocks Trump cabinet meeting in tweet
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2017/06/12/chuck-schumer-mocks-trump-cabinet-meeting-in-tweet

 

WSIL TV
— Who loves him more? Trump’s cabinet members gush at meeting – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35644956/who-loves-him-more-trumps-cabinet-members-gush-at-meeting

 

WSIL TV & WAND
— Trump holds cabinet meeting, promises change – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35644956/trump-holds-cabinet-meeting-promises-change
http://www.wandtv.com/story/35644956/trump-holds-cabinet-meeting-promises-change

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois Sen. Tim Bivins says he won’t run for re-election – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article155705284.html
— Public money used to rehab East St. Louis Township supervisor’s boarding house – GEORGE PAWLACZYK
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article82998487.html
— Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti discusses relations between Scott AFB, communities – ROBYN L. KIRSCH
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/ofallon-progress/article155757494.html

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — St. Louis County paid for auditor’s resignation – and silence – Stephen Deere
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/st-louis-county-paid-for-auditor-s-resignation-and-silence/article_2e47d779-9458-50ef-9d10-ce4492115175.html

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— GOP faults Chicago Dems for allegedly biased property taxes – Caitlin Nordahl
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511126001-gop-faults-chicago-dems-for-allegedly-biased-property-taxes
— Hughes calls for ouster of CTU President Karen Lewis – Karen Kidd
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511126089-hughes-calls-for-ouster-of-ctu-president-karen-lewis
— Cook County: Report reveals property taxes taken from poor far outweigh those from rich – Caitlin Nordahl  (DIERSEN: Should Illinois residents be required to disclose how much they have paid in property taxes (adjusted for inflation) during the last 10, 20, 30, 40, 50+ years?  I have paid property taxes since 1972 and my wife and I have paid property taxes since 1978.)
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511125631-report-reveals-property-taxes-taken-from-poor-far-outweigh-those-from-rich

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Olsen vents frustration about continuing budget stalemate – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511124821-olsen-vents-frustration-about-continuing-budget-stalemate
— Aurora, Naperville chamber leaders worry for local businesses – Michael McGrady
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511122802-aurora-naperville-chamber-leaders-worry-for-local-businesses

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Abortion foe says bill turns insurance into birth control – Glenn Minnis
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511123731-abortion-foe-says-bill-turns-insurance-into-birth-control

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Taxpayers say ‘reform,’ but lawmakers hear ‘more taxes,’ policy pro says – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511126072-taxpayers-say-reform-but-lawmakers-hear-more-taxes-policy-pro-says

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Suburban Democrats Sell Out To Chicago Machine
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/suburban-democrats-sell-out-to-chicago-machine

 

GOPUSA
— London police take pride in the diversity of the victims of terror
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25620

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DeMint joins Convention of States Project – Sally Persons
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/12/jim-demint-joins-convention-states-project/

 

FOX NEWS
— Sanders Says Democratic Party Is an ‘Absolute Failure,’ Calls for Takeover
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/06/11/bernie-sanders-democratic-party-take-over-social-justice-millennials-jobs

 

DAILY CALLER
— Kinzinger Refuses To Say That He Believes President Trump – NICK GIVAS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/12/republican-congressman-refuses-to-say-that-he-believes-president-trump-video/

 

BREITBART
— Sex Attacks At Swedish Festivals Have Risen 1000 Percent – CHRIS TOMLINSON
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/06/10/sex-attacks-swedish-festivals-risen-1000-percent/
— Donald Trump Meets with Cabinet: ‘We’re Going to Make the American Dream Come True’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/12/donald-trump-meets-with-cabinet-were-going-to-make-the-american-dream-come-true/
— Ted Cruz Suggests U.S. Military Response to Mexican Cartels – BRANDON DARBY
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/06/12/exclusive-ted-cruz-suggests-u-s-military-response-mexican-cartels/

 

THE BLAZE
— Christian soccer player withdraws as US team is set to wear LGBT pride jerseys – Tre Goins-Phillips (DIERSEN: What would you do if those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, or in Illinois required/forced you to promote LGBTQ activity?)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/12/christian-soccer-player-withdraws-as-us-team-is-set-to-wear-lgbt-pride-jerseys/

 

NEWSMAX
— Tancredo: GOP Establishment a Party to the Trump Resistance – Bill Hoffmann
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/resist-resistance-GOP-big-agenda/2017/06/12/id/795599/
— Ivanka ‘Blindsided’ by ‘Viciousness’ and ‘Ferocity’ in DC – Mark Swanson  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/ivanka-blindsided-washington-dc/2017/06/12/id/795493/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Barron Trump Is Called a ‘Special Needs Kid’ for Playing With the Most Popular Toy In America – BENNY JOHNSON
http://ijr.com/2017/06/896687-barron-trump-called-special-needs-kid-playing-popular-toy-america/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— D.C. and Maryland sue President Trump, alleging breach of constitutional oath – Aaron C. Davis
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-and-maryland-to-sue-president-trump-alleging-breach-of-constitutional-oath/2017/06/11/0059e1f0-4f19-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html

 

BOND BUYER
— Illinois swap providers agree to lower termination triggers – Yvette Shields
https://www.bondbuyer.com/news/illinois-swap-providers-agree-to-lower-termination-triggers

 

FISCAL TIMES
— Could Illinois Be the First State to Go Bankrupt? – Eric Pianin
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/06/12/Could-Illinois-Be-First-State-Go-Bankrupt

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.