June 13 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage committee kills effort to revoke video gaming ban – Gary Gibula  (DIERSEN: OUTSTANDING! At the DuPage County Finance Committee meeting Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017, no motion was made to recommend lifting the county’s ban on video gambling in unincorporated areas. During the public comment period, those who spoke in favor of keeping the ban included Bill Bryan, Kathy Gilroy, Heidi Holan, Luke Holan, and me. During county employee Chad Shaffer’s presentation concerning video gambling, county board members asked many questions and expressed their views concerning the issue. Many thanks to those county board members who would have voted against recommending lifting the ban if a motion had been made. Attendees at the meeting included Paula McGowen and John Zaruba.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-committee-rejects-gaming-st-0614-20170613-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Advocates of keeping the video gaming ban contend the negative effects of gambling outweigh any benefits. “We should be thinking of marriages and families broken up by gambling, how many jobs have been lost,” Bill Bryan, of Naperville, said. “Those factors should be weighed into the equation.” Heidi Holan, of Glen Ellyn, compared gambling to a “get rich quick” scheme. “How many of you warn your children about that?” she asked. “Is that the type of moral value you want?” “It has a trickle-down effect to family members,” said Luke Cohen, of Glen Ellyn. “I’m only 18, so I can’t gamble and I can’t drink, but I still understand the effect of gambling. This ban needs to stay in place.” . . . Cronin commented on the issue following Tuesday’s County Board meeting. “We owed it to the community and the business owners who are experiencing some adversity to come on in and make their case,” Cronin said. “I have some empathy for those folks, but I think there’s a larger issue here about who we are as a county. The committee spoke, there was due process and the people had their day.”  The issue of repealing the video gaming ban still could be revisited in the future if a committee member chooses to bring it up again, officials said.)
— Chicago property tax bills going up 10 percent this year – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-property-tax-increase-met-0614-20170613-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Rauner Eric Zorn says “Even Illinois’ fantasy governor faces a grim reality
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-imaginary-governor-veto-pen-zorn-perspec-0614-20170613-column.html
— Uber board member cracks ‘inappropriate’ joke about women at company event on sexual harassment – Brian Fung and Craig Timberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-bsi-uber-board-member-inappropriate-joke-women-20170613-story.html
— Effort to stop television reporters from filming in Senate hallways reversed amid wide rebuke – Elise Viebeck
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-senate-hallways-media-interviews-20170613-story.html
— Smart chair, and desk to track your backside for employers – Robert Channick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-herman-miller-smart-chair-office-trends-neocon-0614-biz-20170613-story.html
— ‘Orange Is the New Black’ star to lead 48th annual Pride Parade – Nereida Moreno
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-pride-parade-delaria-met-20170613-story.html
— Property taxes: Where is all that money going? – Diana Sroka Rickert
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-rickert-0614-md-20170613-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago homeowners can expect 10 percent hike in property-tax bills – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/10-percent-hike-expected-in-property-tax-bills-in-chicago-cook-county/
— No biggie (yeah, right): Illinois junk bond status fast approaching – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/no-biggie-yeah-right-illinois-junk-bond-status-fast-approaching/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Average property tax bills to spike $560 in Northwest Cook County – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170613/average-property-tax-bills-to-spike-560-in-northwest-cook-county
— Employee accused of stealing from DuPage court clerk
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170613/employee-accused-of-stealing-from-dupage-court-clerk

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago homeowners, brace yourselves: Huge tax hike on the way – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170613/BLOGS02/170619970/chicago-homeowners-brace-yourselves-huge-tax-hike-on-the-way

 

CBS2
— Trump Stops In Milwaukee As Sessions Is Grilled In D.C. – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/13/trump-stops-in-milwaukee-as-sessions-is-grilled-in-d-c/
— Seniors Speak Out About Home Care Program Cuts Governor Rauner Wants To Make
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/13/seniors-home-care-program-cuts-governor-rauner/

 

NBC5
— Trump to Visit Milwaukee as Part of ‘Workforce Development Week’ – Shelby Bremer (DIERSEN: What “workforce development” did you do? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/trump-visits-milwaukee-wisconsin-428213153.html

 

ABC7
— Cook County residents’ property taxes going up, especially in Chicago – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/news/cook-co-residents-property-taxes-going-up-especially-in-chicago/2094340/

 

WGN TV
— 4 (John Lausch, Michael Scudder, Andrew Porter and Maggie Hickey) interview for top fed job in Chicago – BEN BRADLEY
http://wgntv.com/2017/06/12/4-interview-for-top-fed-job-in-chicago/

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Rep. Andersson advocates ‘ultimate pressure’ to force budget compromise – BRENDA SCHORY
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2017/06/13/rep-andersson-advocates-ultimate-pressure-to-force-budget-compromise/a7ckaan/

 

BGA
— 12 REASONS TO APPRECIATE SPRINGFIELD. SERIOUSLY. – Andy Shaw
http://www.bettergov.org/news/12-reasons-to-appreciate-springfield-seriously

 

CHICAGOIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauner Ameya Pawar blasts Bruce Rauner saying “You’re A Racist.”
http://chicagoist.com/2017/06/13/ald_ameya_pawar_to_gov_bruce_rauner.php

 

CAPITOL FAX
— He didn’t totally dodge *** Once again, Chris Kennedy dodges a marijuana question  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote pot.  If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/13/once-again-chris-kennedy-dodges-a-marijuana-question/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Journalism is dead; whatever these guys are doing isn’t journalism – Joseph Curl
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/13/journalism-is-dead-whatever-these-guys-are-doing-i/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Hell Hath No Fury Like A Democrat Party Scorned – Gary Krasner
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/06/12/hell-hath-no-fury-like-democrat-party-scorned/

 

FOX NEWS
— Schumer parodies Trump’s praise-filled Cabinet meeting
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/12/schumer-parodies-trumps-praise-filled-cabinet-meeting.html

 

GOPUSA
— What’s wrong with identifying as American? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote anti-Americanism.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25679
— McCain denies saying American leadership better under Obama
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25719
— Robert Mueller Stocks Staff with Democrat Donors  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.gopusa.com/robert-mueller-stocks-staff-with-democrat-donors/
— Is College Worth It? Increasing Numbers Say No – Michael Barone  (DIERSEN: If I had not had a bachelor’s degree in management, a) Firestone Stores would not have offered me a job in 1970 and b) Oldsmobile and IRS would not have offered me jobs in 1971.)
http://www.gopusa.com/is-college-worth-it-increasing-numbers-say-no/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— U.S. MUSLIMS OUTRAGED BY PROTESTS AGAINST ISLAMIC LAW  Does CAIR want Shariah to replace Constitution? – ART MOORE
http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/u-s-muslims-outraged-by-protests-against-islamic-law/

 

USA TODAY
— GAO report shows critical readiness problems for key military branches – Tom Vanden Brook
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/13/gao-report-shows-critical-readiness-problems-key-military-branches/102811068/

 

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s Cabinet of Worship Is a Scary Sign of American Collapse.”
http://time.com/4816374/trump-cabinet-praise-scary/

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.