June 7 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Anti-township measure takes another step forward – Charles Selle
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-township-consolidation-st-0608-20170607-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: Hinsdale South’s Josh King among Michigan State players charged with criminal sexual conduct – Shannon Ryan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-josh-king-michigan-state-football-20170606-story.html
— ACLU: Emanuel’s police agreement with Trump administration ‘a non-starter’ – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-aclu-police-reform-met-0608-20170607-story.html
— Wisconsin submits request to drug test Medicaid applicants – AP  (DIERSEN: I have never used an illegal drug and I never will.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-wisconsin-drug-test-medicaid-20170607-story.html
— Trump’s new FBI director pick represented Christie in Bridgegate case – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-christopher-wray-fbi-director-20170607-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “What will it take for Republicans to dump Trump?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-comey-testimony-obstruction-20170607-story.html
— State prisoner who held 2 hostage at Joliet hospital has violent history: officials
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/will-county/news/ct-joliet-hospital-prisoner-arrested-0608-20170607-story.html
— The Madigan elections of 2018: When even Democratic candidates knock the speaker- Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-madigan-rauner-pritzker-kennedy-edit-0608-md-20170607-story.html
— As workforce bleeds men, health care jobs could be key to keeping them employed – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, its top priority was to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-men-future-health-care-0611-biz-20170531-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump is a profoundly incompetent president.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-donald-trump-incompetent-president-chapman-perspec-20201010-column.html
— What Chicago’s South, West sides and Appalachia have in common – Arne Duncan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-chicago-appalachia-children-poverty-20170607-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How to make sure those stupid teenage antics don’t follow you for life – Julie L. Biehl  (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/how-to-make-sure-those-stupid-teenage-antics-dont-follow-you-for-life/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats’ hoodwinking of blacks – Walter E. Williams
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170607/democrats-hoodwinking-of-blacks
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO: Former Hinsdale South football star faces sexual assault charges – Matt Bonesteel
http://football.dailyherald.com/news/20170606/former-hinsdale-south-football-star-faces-sexual-assault-charges/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— S&P: Illinois debt soon likely to be junk: – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170607/BLOGS02/170609898/illinois-debt-soon-likely-to-be-junk-sp
— What ails Chicago’s economy? Here are two takes. – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170607/BLOGS02/170609904/chicago-illinois-economies-suffer
— JPMorgan to purchase new debt for struggling Chicago schools – Reuters
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170607/NEWS01/170609899/jpmorgan-to-purchase-new-debt-for-struggling-chicago-schools
— Why big bondholders are sticking with Illinois – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170607/NEWS02/170609912/bondholders-stick-with-illinois

 

ABC7
— New Trump FBI pick represented Christie in Bridgegate case – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/new-trump-fbi-pick-represented-christie-in-bridgegate-case/2069684/
— Ex-FBI Director James Comey to Congress: President Trump told him ‘I need loyalty’ – AP  (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents a) demand loyalty, b) promote patronage, c) reward their operatives and their dupes, and d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.  They disapprove of, if not hate, the fact that I am loyal to the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/comey-to-congress-president-trump-told-him-i-need-loyalty/2070202/

 

NBC5
— Emanuel Signs Order Committing Chicago to Paris Accord – Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/mayor-rahm-emanuel-chicago-paris-agreement-427095451.html

 

CBS2
— Rep. Foster Blasts Trump’s Proposed Lab Cuts – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/07/rep-foster-blasts-trumps-lab-cuts/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Governor’s Race Projected to Be Most Expensive in U.S. History
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-governors-race-projected-to-be-most-expensive-in-us-history
— Illinois end-of-year budget deficit to top $6B – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/259508473-story

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Federal budget cuts could reduce legal aid to poor, elderly – Edith Brady-Lunny
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/federal-budget-cuts-could-reduce-legal-aid-to-poor-elderly/article_cbb99787-a972-51dd-a3f5-1ee59318d0a5.html

 

WLS AM
— State Rep. David McSweeney wants to eliminate Illinois Lieutenant Governor office. – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/06/07/state-rep-wants-to-eliminate-illinois-lieutenant-governor-office/

 

WJOL
— OUTSTANDING: Local Police Chief Against Legalized Marijuana – Monica DeSantis
http://www.wjol.com/local-police-chief-legalized-marijuana/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A local police chief is speaking out against legalizing marijuana in Illinois. Lockport Police Chief Terry Lemming says since pot was legalized in Colorado, traffic deaths have risen. Marijuana related traffic deaths are up 48-percent, overall 28-percent of traffic deaths are marijuana related while hospitalizations are up 22-percent. Lemming sites studies that suggest marijuana negatively impacts the brain’s of developing teens. Taxing marijuana will have little impact in solving Illinois’ budget crisis. In Colorado, Lemming says marijuana sales account for only one-half of one percent of the revenue in Colorado.)

 

WSIL TV
— Labor secretary defends merging anti-discrimination agencies – AP  (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.  Since the 1960s, the federal government has given preference to those who are minority and/or female, that is, since the 1960s, the federal government has discriminated against those who are White and/or male.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35606748/labor-secretary-defends-merging-anti-discrimination-agencies
— Alleged leaker’s parents fear Trump will be tough on case – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35607113/alleged-leakers-parents-fear-trump-will-be-tough-on-case

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Kennedy, Pritzker say a mouthful by staying mum on lack of budget, GOP says – Caitlin Nordahl
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511123534-kennedy-pritzker-say-a-mouthful-by-staying-mum-on-lack-of-budget-gop-says

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Lawmakers accused of catering to Chicago schools, ignoring downstate – Caitlin Nordahl
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511124080-lawmakers-accused-of-catering-to-chicago-schools-ignoring-downstate

 

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— Illinois businesses fleeing to business-friendly Iowa, Rauner says
http://rockislandtoday.com/stories/511124338-illinois-businesses-fleeing-to-business-friendly-iowa-rauner-says

 

METRO EAST SUN
— Rauner sees Illinois business flooding to border states to escape high taxes – Hoang Tran
http://metroeastsun.com/stories/511124347-rauner-sees-illinois-business-flooding-to-border-states-to-escape-high-taxes

 

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Rauner: Tax burden driving Illinois businesses, people to Wisconsin – Hoang Tran
http://lakecountygazette.com/stories/511124335-rauner-tax-burden-driving-illinois-businesses-people-to-wisconsin

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage Petition for Permission to Appeal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. is Granted – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/06/college-of-dupage-petition-for-permission-to-appeal-pursuant-to-28-u-s-c-is-granted/
— Democrats cause Shelbyville Township employees to not get paid – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/06/democrats-cause-township-employees-to-not-get-paid/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Homeschooling in the State of Illinois – Benjamin Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/06/spotlight-homeschooling-in-the-state-of-illinois/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MORE BAD NEWS: ILLINOISANS’ INCOME GROWTH IN LAST 10 YEARS IS LOW, VERY LOW
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/06/more-bad-news-illinoisans-income-growth-in-last-10-years-is-low-very-low.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Former township assessor busted after stealing to feed her OxyContin addiction
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/07/former-township-assessor-busted-after-stealing-to-feed-her-oxycontin-addiction/
— The problem is escalating very fast: Backlog to grow to $23 billion
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/07/the-problem-is-escalating-very-fast/
— Kennedy dodges marijuana questions (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that promote pot focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that do not promote pot.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/07/kennedy-dodges-marijuana-questions/

 

GOPUSA
— In the face of Islam, thank God for Donald Trump  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, promoting Islam in America and in the rest of the world, if not imposing Islam on America and on the rest of the world, is the Democrat Party’s top priority.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25373

 

CNS NEWS
— New Company Helps Americans Flee Blue States to Largest Red State – Gage Cohen  (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. work the hardest to drive Republicans out of your precinct, out of your municipality, out of your township/ward, out of your county, out of Illinois, and/or out of America?  I should write a book about those Democrat and Democrat plant, Libertarian and Libertarian plant, Green and Green plant, and RINO individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that work the hardest to drive Republicans out of my precinct, out of Wheaton, out of Milton Township, out of DuPage County, out of Illinois, and out of America. To give themselves standing to drive Republicans out, many, if not most, if not virtually of the aforesaid anti-Republicans falsely claim to be Republican.)
http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/gage-cohen/new-company-helps-americans-flee-blue-states-largest-red-state

 

DAILY CALLER
— Immigration Enforcement: Trump Steamrolls Ahead – Stewart Lawrence
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/07/immigration-enforcement-trump-steamrolls-ahead/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— DEMOCRATS’ HOODWINKING OF BLACKS – Walter E. Williams
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/06/07/democrats-hoodwinking-of-blacks/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, the military does not want you.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/retired-generals-urge-mattis-to-allow-transgender-recruits/article/2625231

 

ABC NEWS
— Illinois end-of-year budget deficit to top $6B – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/apnewsbreak-illinois-end-year-budget-deficit-top-6b-47896588

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump to Comey: ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty,’ according to prepared remarks from the former FBI director’s testimony for Thursday  (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents a) demand loyalty, b) promote patronage, c) reward their operatives and their dupes, and d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.  They disapprove of, if not hate, the fact that I am loyal to the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2017/06/07/trump-to-comey-i-need-loyalty-i-expect-loyalty-according-to-prepared-remarks-from-the-former-fbi-directors-testimony-for-thursday/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The real reason working-class whites continue to support Trump.” Sooner or later, if you support Trump, anti-Trumps will say it is because you are a hater, a racist, a sexist, a bigot, or even worse things.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/06/06/the-real-reason-working-class-whites-continue-to-support-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Sought Comey’s Loyalty, Ex-FBI Director to Say – Del Quentin Wilber  (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents a) demand loyalty, b) promote patronage, c) reward their operatives and their dupes, and d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They disapprove of, if not hate, the fact that I am loyal to the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-told-comey-i-need-loyalty-i-expect-loyalty-ex-fbi-director-to-say-in-prepared-remarks-1496858755
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former FBI Director James Comey felt President Donald Trump was trying to establish “a patronage relationship” with him during a dinner meeting in January at which he sought Mr. Comey’s loyalty, according to written congressional testimony prepared by Mr. Comey that was made public on Wednesday afternoon.)
— Millions of Young People Shut Out of the Housing Market  Number of first-time U.S. home buyers below historical average – Laura Kusisto  (DIERSEN: How old were you when you bought your first home and where did the down payment come from?  I bought a new town home in University Park in September of 1972 when I was 24 years old.  The down payment came from money that I had saved a) working for IRS first in Chicago and then in Harvey since June of 1971, b) working part-time for Firestone Stores in Chicago Heights since April of 1971, and c) working for Firestone Stores in Chicago Heights full-time between August of 1970 and March of 1971.  In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $54,864.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/millions-of-young-people-shut-out-of-the-housing-market-1496836800

 

BLOOMBERG
— Illinois Bondholders Stand Pat as State Veers Toward Cut to Junk – Charles Stein and Martin Z Braun
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-07/illinois-bondholders-stand-pat-as-state-veers-toward-cut-to-junk

 

FED SMITH
— Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, I blew the whistle on patronage, on political affiliation discrimination, on reverse discrimination, on age discrimination, and on retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid. Because I blew the whistle, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/06/07/michael-moore-asks-federal-employees-blow-whistle-trump-administration/
— Postal Service: Highest Paid Employees and Highest Averages – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: My Democrat supervisor during the almost 3 years that I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 disapproved of my demographics, and especially that I was a draft avoider, Republican, German-American, Missouri Synod Lutheran, younger, good health, non-poor, college student, and that my ancestors had been in America since the 1840s.  He especially disapproved of the 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, the 1968 Oldsmobile 442, and 1969 Dodge Charger SE that I had bought new and that I used to deliver mail.  I requested sick days only twice during the almost 3 years that I worked for him, and of course, he disapproved those requests.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/06/07/postal-service-highest-paid-employees-highest-averages/

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Saving $1 Million for Retirement Is Possible Even If You Start at Age 50 – Jennifer Calfas  (DIERSEN: So far, in today’s dollars, my Democrat GAO superiors’ success in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old has cost me $1,424,844, that is, lost salary of $2,429,250 ($10,250/month X 237 months) minus pension payments of $1,004,406 ($4,238/month X 237 months).)
http://time.com/money/4798284/retirement-saving-401k/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The chart below from the AAII shows five different scenarios of how much people can accumulate by saving from age 50 to age 70:
You make the maximum 401(k) contribution, including the catch-up contribution allowed for those 50 or older (a total of $24,000 a year). You make the full $18,000 a year 401(k) contribution, but skip the catch-up provision. You save $1,000 a month (setting aside $12,000 a year). You contribute the maximum to an IRA, including a catch-up contribution ($6,500 per year). You make the maximum $5,500 IRA contribution, but skip the catch-up provision. In each case, Charles Rotblut, a vice president at AAII and editor of the AAII Journal, assumed that you would earn 8% a year from a stock and bond portfolio. The 401(k) and IRA contribution limits are based on the rules for 2017.The projected account balance at 70 years old ranges from $1.3 million for a person who maxes out his or her 401(k) including catch-up contributions to $300,000 for a person who saves only to the basic $5,500 annual IRA limit.)

 

CHICAGO PRIDE
— Equality Illinois launches Pride Month with kickoff brunch, celebrates ‘victorious week’  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/85375225

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.