June 17 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ bill backlog has state more than $1 billion behind in payments to schools – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-education-funding-budget-impasse-met-20170618-story.html
— Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post – Abby Phillip
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-david-clarke-homeland-security-20170617-story.html
— Who’s to blame for American inequality? It might be you – John Keilman  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor person in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor person in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted a poor people in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor person in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor person in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-column-keilman-dream-hoarders-met-20170616-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people a) to come to America illegally, b) to stay in America illegally, and c) to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-daca-decision-trump-met-20170616-story.html
— Scalise upgraded to serious condition; shooter had list of names – Eric Tucker and Erica Werner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-virginia-shooter-list-names-20170617-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Who would want to move into this mess? – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE07/170619908/editorial-who-would-want-to-move-into-this-mess
— Rauner and Madigan have one thing in common: They’re both cowards – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE11/170619898/rauner-madigan-still-unlikely-to-enact-an-illinois-budget
— Rauner is beatable—if Democrats don’t self-destruct – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE05/170619900/property-taxes-could-hurt-pritzker-in-race-against-gov-rauner

 

ABC7
— Indiana to pay firm $100k to handle Pence email requests – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/indiana-to-pay-firm-$100k-to-handle-pence-email-requests/2112275/

 

NBC5
— Mayor Emanuel Blasts Governor Rauner Over New Campaign Ad – James Neveau
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/mayor-rahm-emanuel-blasts-governor-bruce-rauner-over-new-campaign-ad-429133543.html
— Comptroller Susana Mendoza Warns Illinois Finances in ‘Massive Crisis Mode’ – Sara Burnett
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/mendoza-warns-illinois-finances-massive-crisis-mode-429122123.html

 

CBS2
— Emanuel Jabs At Rauner, Lawmakers During Speech To New Grads
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/17/emanuel-swipes-at-rauner-lawmakers-during-speech-to-new-grads/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Comptroller Susana Mendoza warns Illinois finances in ‘massive crisis mode’ – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/262155419-story

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Budget blues haven’t impeded good government progress – Andy Shaw
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170617/andy-shaw-budget-blues-havent-impeded-good-government-progress

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Litesa Wallace says a budget deal is ‘low on the totem pole’ – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170617/chuck-sweeny-litesa-wallace-says-budget-deal-is-low-on-totem-pole

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Business: Illinois’ budget mess shackling growth – TONY REID
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/business-illinois-budget-mess-shackling-growth/article_287e7a90-8966-5b16-a487-5995051b97d3.html

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Illinois’ budget mess shackling growth, business leaders warn – TONY REID
http://qctimes.com/business/illinois-budget-mess-shackling-growth-business-leaders-warn/article_531c873e-792c-55e5-ba80-176cfe8b5cdf.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois making business impossible – Editorial
http://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-illinois-making-business-impossible/article_40e85953-71d0-583b-8f0d-fa73b21b0c75.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Pot activists have been holding their breath for months on Jeff Sessions  ‘Conflict’ between state, federal law – ELI WATKINS
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/pot-activists-have-been-holding-their-breath-for-months-on-jeff-sessions/744031873
— Cuba to Trump: U.S. in no ‘condition to lecture us’ on human rights  Statement complains of double standard – MIRANDA GREEN  (DIERSEN: According to anti-Trumps, members of the following groups oppress everyone: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/cuba-to-trump-us-in-no-condition-to-lecture-us-on-human-rights/744174887

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— 15 Illinois Retailers On The Verge Of Bankruptcy – Amie Rowland
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/15-illinois-retailers-verge-bankruptcy

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Minimum wage hike unfair to young, kills jobs, economics professor says – Karen Kidd
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511126277-minimum-wage-hike-unfair-to-young-kills-jobs-economics-professor-says

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Catholic Troubled by Cupich’s Statement
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/catholic-troubled-cupichs-statement/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The New Conservative Legal Mainstream—and Why the Left is Worried – John A. Sparks
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/06/the-new-conservative-legal-mainstream-and-why-the-left-is-worried/

 

BREITBART
— Chairman of House Media Fairness Caucus: Fake News Is a ‘Threat to Our Democracy’ – Penny Starr
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/17/chairman-of-house-media-fairness-caucus-fake-news-is-a-threat-to-our-democracy/

 

THE HILL
— Hospital: Scalise now in serious condition after surgery – JULIA MANCHESTER
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/338295-hospital-scalise-now-in-serious-condition-after-surgery
— Trump to young Americans: ‘There is dignity in every honest job’ – JULIA MANCHESTER  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would disagree. They would hint/imply/argue/shout that the following jobs have no dignity: I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338207-trump-there-is-dignity-in-every-honest-job

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Before the Gunfire in Virginia, a Volatile Home Life in Illinois – JULIE TURKEWITZ, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, JOHN ELIGON and ALAN BLINDER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/us/virginia-shooting-james-hodgkinson-illinois.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump retains assets worth at least $1.4 billion, new disclosure shows – Matea Gold, Drew Harwell and Rosalind S. Helderman
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-retains-assets-worth-at-least-14-billion-new-disclosure-shows/2017/06/16/c0bc4caa-52b9-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.html
— Rural divide  America’s cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration. – Jose A. DelReal and Scott Clement
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/rural-america/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress – Jason Riley
http://nypost.com/2017/06/17/why-obamas-presidency-didnt-lead-to-black-progress/

 

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— Are States The Next ‘Too Big To Fail’? – TED DABROWSK
http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/are-states-the-next-too-big-to-fail/

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.