June 15 Morning Edition

ABC7
— If Illinois lawmakers don’t pass budget, IDOT may stop all roadwork – Jessica D’Onofrio
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/no-illinois-budget-could-mean-no-roadwork-idot-says/2102138/

 

NBC5
— Rauner to Call Lawmakers to Special Session in Springfield: Sources – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauner-to-Call-Lawmakers-to-Special-Session-in-Springfield-Sources-428542623.html
— IDOT Could Halt Road Construction Due to State Budget Impasse
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/IDOT-Could-Halt-Road-Construction-Due-to-State-Budget-Impasse-428616113.html
— Seeking Normalcy, Congress Heads Back to Work Day After Shooting  The shocking events left the Capitol horrified and stunned, and prompted immediate reflection on the current hostility and vitriol in American politics – Erica Werner and Chad Day
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Congress-Seeks-Normalcy-After-Shooting-428588803.html

 

CBS2
— Congressional Charity Baseball Game To Go On After Shooting Spree At Practice
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/15/congressional-charity-baseball-game-shooting-spree-practice/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— IDOT could halt road construction due to state budget impasse
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/261516481-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Business pushes Rauner to sign bill to protect immigrants – Robert Reed  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, business sides with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-immigration-rauner-robert-reed-0615-biz-20170614-column.html
— Potential Emanuel challenger ‘Chuy’ Garcia steps out tonight
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-morning-spin-thursday-edition-20170614-story.html
— International poll: Most people say there’s no such thing as cultural superiority – Bloomberg  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, 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 HINT/IMPLY/ARGUE/SHOUT THAT THEY ARE CULTURALLY SUPERIOR.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-tns-bc-cultural-superiority-poll-20170602-story.html
— Man with concealed carry permit fires at robbers on Wacker Drive – Tony Briscoe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-downtown-chicago-concealed-carry-robbery-20170614-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in turning people against Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-ap-poll-trump-20170615-story.html
— Naperville outdoor Wi-Fi park may cost $400,000, be funded by donations – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-tech-park-funding-st-0616-20170615-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How property tax assessments in Cook County favor the rich – Editorial  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the property tax assessment history of 915 Cove Court in Wheaton and related litigation.  Rich individuals, rich organizations, rich companies, and rich governments fought tooth and nail against lowering the assessment because of unrecorded easements, code violations, construction defects, lot drainage problems, etc.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/how-property-tax-assessments-in-cook-county-favor-the-rich/
— IDOT to put brakes on roadwork due to state budget impasse – Mitchell Armentrout
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/idot-to-put-brakes-on-roadwork-due-to-state-budget-impasse/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage looking to improve election results website – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170615/dupage-looking-to-improve-election-results-website
— Libertyville District 128 school board member, secretary indicted on perjury charges – Lee Filas and Charles Keeshan
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170614/libertyville-district-128-school-board-member-secretary-indicted-on-perjury-charges

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Finding ways to rein in hateful political rhetoric – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170614/our-view-finding-ways-to-rein-in-hateful-political-rhetoric

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Davis, Shimkus to play ball the day after Illinois man’s attack – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/tom-kacich/2017-06-15/davis-shimkus-play-ball-day-after-illinois-mans-attack.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Trump’s view of Cuba worries some central Illinois leaders – Chris Kaergard
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170614/trumps-view-of-cuba-worries-some-central-illinois-leaders

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— What’s It Gonna Take To Get A Budget? – CHARLES N. WHEELER
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-issues-what-s-it-gonna-take-get-budget#stream/0

 

WSIL TV
— Amid uproar, Southern Baptists condemn ‘alt-right’ movement – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Whites will use this to condemn all Whites.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35662203/southern-baptists-reconsider-condemning-alt-right-movement

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you mock Trump, anti-Trumps promote you.  If you mock Trump, you mock those who support Trump.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/australias-pm-mocks-trump-at-political-event/741921169

 

CARMI TIMES
— Budget impasse in Springfield brought home by forum – Larry Eskridge
http://www.carmitimes.com/news/20170614/budget-impasse-in-springfield-brought-home-by-forum

 

O’FALLON
— Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Visits O’Fallon
http://www.ofallon.org/home/news/illinois-lieutenant-governor-evelyn-sanguinetti-visits-o%E2%80%99fallon

 

WIRE POINTS
— New Study Details How Pensions Exploit New And Younger Teachers – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/new-study-details-how-pensions-exploit-new-and-younger-teachers-wirepoints-original/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Durkin touts GOP package of budget compromise legislation – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511127623-durkin-touts-gop-package-of-budget-compromise-legislation

 

SANGAMON SUN
— ‘Panicked’ Democrats fear House downfall after school funding bill, radio host Pat Hughes says – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511126076-panicked-democrats-fear-house-downfall-after-school-funding-bill-radio-host-says

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS’ BUDGET PLAN HIKES TAXES BY $5 BILLION – Craig Lesner and John Klingner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-republicans-budget-plan-hikes-taxes-by-5-billion/
— Education finance solutions – Ted Dabrowski, John Klingner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/education-finance-solutions/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Is It Time to Increase the Size of Congress? – Robert Eno
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/06/is-it-time-to-increase-the-size-of-congress/

 

THE BLAZE
— The LGBT agenda is an active threat to our children – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-the-lgbt-agenda-is-an-active-threat-to-our-children/
— What Bernie Sanders did after Giffords 2011 shooting is coming back to haunt him – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/14/what-bernie-sanders-did-after-giffords-2011-shooting-is-coming-back-to-haunt-him/

 

FOX NEWS
— Bost: Shooter Contacted Our Office 10 Times in Past Year
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/06/15/illinois-house-member-shooter-contacted-our-office-10-times-past-year

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— NO MORE FREE LUNCH – Ken Blackwell
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/no-more-free-lunch/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— SCALISE SHOOTER ‘LIKED’ LEFT-WING SMEAR GROUP LINKED TO CHICK-FIL-A ATTACK  Fan of SPLC, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, TV shows favored by left – JOE WILSON
http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/scalise-shooter-liked-southern-poverty-law-center/
— ‘GAYS’ BATTLE RULING THEY CAN’T FORCE CHRISTIAN TO PROMOTE HOMOSEXUALITY  ‘Americans should always have the freedom to say no’ – BOB UNRUH
http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/gays-battle-ruling-they-cant-force-christian-to-promote-homosexuality/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— New York Times publishes despicable lies to soften its own culpability for left wing violence – Thomas Lifson
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/new_york_times_publishes_despicable_lies_to_soften_its_own_culpability_for_left_wing_violence.html

 

FEDERALIST
— How To Keep Your Online Browsing Unfiltered By Political Propaganda – Jon Del Arroz
http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/14/keep-online-browsing-unfiltered-political-propaganda/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— We don’t need gun control — we need Democrat control – Cheryl K. Chumley
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/15/we-dont-need-gun-control-we-need-democrat-control/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— POLL SHOWS MOST DOUBT TRUMP’S RESPECT FOR INSTITUTIONS (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government a) focused on hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially Democrats who were minority, female, and/or young and b) focused on getting rid of their employees who Republican, and especially Republicans who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  The longer that I worked for the federal government, the more that I doubted my Democrat superiors’ respect for federal Civil Service laws, rules, and regulations.  If they had respected Civil Service laws, rules and regulations, my Democrat GAO superiors would NOT have forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, would NOT have always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, would have promoted me beyond GS-13, would have assigned me to audits of IRS, and would NOT have forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would have promoted me beyond GS-12, would NOT have disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and they would NOT have disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would NOT have forced me resign in 1969 and would NOT have disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 or 1968.)
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_AP_POLL_TRUMP_INSTITUTIONS?SITE=AP&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-14-17-35-55

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Lousy Pay Raise? That May Be as Good as It Gets – Greg Ip  (DIERSEN: What raises have you gotten?  Since 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been beyond furious that because of COLAs, step increases, and/or promotions, my federal salary increased every year that I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, except 1980 when I took an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO.  While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, my salary increased from $15.56/hour to $16.60/hour in today’s dollars. While I worked for IRS 1971-1980, my salary increased from $44,853/year to $90,173/year in today’s dollars. While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, my salary increased from $71,326/year to $122,991/year in today’s dollars.  In my defense, 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.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-tight-labor-market-isnt-generating-better-pay-1497441272

 

BLOOMBERG
— Immigration Not Enough to Halt Exodus From Biggest U.S. Cities – Vincent Del Giudice and Wei Lu (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois focus on driving out of Chicago, out of Cook County, and out of Illinois those individuals, organizations, and companies, that at Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  Ever-increasingly, business sides with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-15/immigration-not-enough-to-halt-exodus-from-biggest-u-s-cities
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Immigration to the U.S. has failed to make up for the number of residents leaving New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — the nation’s top three metropolitan areas. Chicago — beset by crime, economic and budgetary woes and high taxes — is the net exodus leader among 100 metro areas tracked by Bloomberg using Census Bureau data for the year through July 1, 2016. An average 245 local residents left the Windy City each day compared with the arrival of 71 foreigners. Census doesn’t inquire about a person’s citizenship status. As Chicago struggles, so does Illinois. Last year, the net number of business establishments in the Prairie State fell by 1,235 from 2015, the worst performance of any state in the union, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. For the nation’s third most-populous metropolitan area, foreign immigration “is the only offset we’ve got and it would be tragic to lose,” said Diane Swonk, chief executive and founder of DS Economics in Chicago.)

 

STARS & STRIPES
— Army’s first openly gay general celebrates advances during pride observance in S. Korea – KIM GAMEL (DIERSEN: From what I see, soon, if not already, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, the military will not take you, and if you are already in the military, it will get rid of you.  But that is ever-increasingly true of just about all organizations, all companies, all governments, all countries, all etc.)
https://www.stripes.com/news/army-s-first-openly-gay-general-celebrates-advances-during-pride-observance-in-s-korea-1.473623#.WUJtxBFSRZI

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use Alexandria shootings against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
http://www.salon.com/2017/06/15/republican-reaction-to-alexandria-shootings-massive-hypocrisy-and-loose-talk-of-terrorism/

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.