March 14 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Pritzker Moves Closer To Illinois Gubernatorial Bid
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/14/pritzker-moves-closer-to-illinois-gubernatorial-bid/
— Mendoza Blocks Millions For Rauner Administration Computer Revamp – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/14/mendoza-blocks-funding-for-rauner-administration-computer-revamp/

 

NBC5
— Man Threw Nails in GOP Supporters’ Driveways: Police
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Man-Threw-Nails-in-GOP-Supporters-Driveways-Police-416168353.html

 

ABC7
— RULING: COMPANIES CAN NOW BAN MUSLIM WOMEN FROM WEARING HEADSCARVES – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/religion/ruling-companies-can-now-ban-muslim-women-from-wearing-headscarves/1800609/
— BILL PROPOSED TO REGULATE MASTURBATION FOR MEN – CNN
http://abc7chicago.com/news/bill-proposed-to-regulate-masturbation-for-men/1800081/
— MEXICO TRAVEL WARNING REMAINS IN PLACE AHEAD OF SPRING BREAK
http://abc7chicago.com/travel/mexico-travel-warning-remains-in-place-ahead-of-spring-break-/1800753/
— VANDALS RAKE ‘NO MORE TIGERS, NO MORE WOODS’ INTO TRUMP GOLF COURSE – Melissa MacBride
http://abc7chicago.com/news/vandals-rake-no-more-tigers-no-more-woods-into-trump-golf-course-/1800079/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— White House blasts ‘dishonest media’ for airing 2005 tax returns – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cable-tv-host-rachel-maddow-says-she-has-trumps-tax-returns/
— Durbin, Duckworth warn of ‘breakdown’ in U.S. attorney search – Lynn Sweet and Jon Seidel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/durbin-duckworth-warn-of-breakdown-in-u-s-attorney-search/
— Pfleger uses 9/11 reference to appeal for jobs for at-risk youth – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pfleger-uses-911-reference-to-appeal-for-jobs-for-at-risk-youth/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Father Michael Pfleger on Tuesday used a provocative reference to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to exhort Chicago businesses to open their doors to 58,000 disconnected young people who are neither working nor in school. “Nineteen people on 9/11 terrorized this nation. Nineteen people shut this nation down. Imagine what we in this room could do if we were as committed as they were,” Pfleger told an audience of movers-and-shakers including Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the Opportunity Youth Summit at the Chicago Cultural Center hosted by Thrive Chicago. “We have learned how to save the whales. We’ve learned how to save the dolphins. We’ve learned how to save the exotic birds. Well damn it, it’s time to learn how to save our children.”)
— Cable TV host Rachel Maddow says she has Trump’s 2005 tax returns
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cable-tv-host-rachel-maddow-says-she-has-trumps-tax-returns/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Supporters of minimum wage claim victory in La Grange – Annemarie Mannion
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/news/ct-dlg-wage-rally-tl-0316-20170313-story.html
— Pritzker establishes exploratory committee to consider a run for governor – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-governor-exploratory-committee-met-20170314-story.html
— Madigan, Rauner battle in court – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-miller-column-st-0315-20170314-story.html
— Vandalism, fly-dumping a problem in Will County but not DuPage, official says – Bill Bird
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-forest-preserve-vandalism-st-0315-20170314-story.html
— Over 40% of Children and Adolescence Receiving Support Services Have Experienced Four or More Different Types of Trauma and Adversity – Terry Sukenik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/community/chi-ugc-article-over-40-of-children-and-adolescence-receivin-2017-03-14-story.html
— Why Naperville City Council candidates are running for office – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-city-council-candidates-st-0315-20170314-story.html
— LGBTQ vets’ monument is planned for Boystown – Leonor Vivanco
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-lgbtq-veteran-monument-boystown-met-20170314-story.html
— Feds: CPS consultant made millions through ‘corrupt process from beginning to end’ – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-school-supes-scandal-met-20170314-story.html
— ‘Thousands of web searches for pornography’ discovered on Country Club Hills fire department computers, forensic expert testifies – Zak Koeske
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-female-firefighter-lawsuit-st-0312-20170314-story.html
— Paul Ryan no longer a conservative darling – Paul Waldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-paul-ryan-obamacare-conservatives-20170314-story.html
— Health care ‘access’ is not the same as ‘coverage’ – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-health-care-access-insurance-republicans-perspec-0315-jm-20170314-story.html
— Germany’s Nazi past, and the right-wingers who want to hide it – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-germany-nazi-past-merkel-afd-hoecke-nationalist-edit-0311-md-20170310-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— How Naperville council candidates propose improving mental health – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170314/news/170319485/
— Lisle abandons legal fight over closed-session meeting tape – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170314/news/170319492/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam blinks on Ryancare – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170314/BLOGS02/170319944/roskam-blinks-on-ryancare
— Group launches effort to employ 10,000 at-risk young Chicagoans – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Were the jobs that you had when you were 16-24 “good?”  Would these high-risk young Chicagoans take the jobs that I did when I was 16-24: washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, and collecting delinquent taxes?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170314/BLOGS02/170319951/emanuel-connected-group-launches-effort-to-employ-10000-at-risk
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group with deep ties both to City Hall and Chicago’s major civic charities today is announcing a campaign to get 10,000 unemployed Chicago young adults on their feet and into good jobs by 2020. Thrive Chicago says its new “reconnected” plan is aimed at both helping 10,000 people aged 16-24 who are neither in school nor at work, some of them potentially in trouble with the law, and improving on the help they get.)
— Pritzker takes step toward governor’s race – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170314/BLOGS02/170319941/pritzker-takes-big-step-toward-governors-race

 

WTTW
— Roskam Predicts Passage of Health Care Law – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/03/14/key-illinois-republican-predicts-passage-health-care-law

 

WSIL TV
— Trump White House sees “deep state” behind leaks, opposition – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34843038/trump-white-house-sees-deep-state-behind-leaks-opposition

 

DNA INFO
— Why Are So Many Trump Tower Condos For Sale Right Now? – David Matthews
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170314/downtown/trump-tower-condos-for-sale-chicago-listings-skyrocket

 

PEKIN DAILY TIMES
— TRAGIC: Video gambling activity on the rise in Pekin – Sharon Woods Harris
http://www.pekintimes.com/news/20170314/video-gambling-activity-on-rise-in-pekin

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Kelly: Building Peotone airport a reality – Lee Provos
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/kelly-building-peotone-airport-a-reality/article_2a764da8-cb6a-5847-8549-076c11adc23a.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Steve King: Blacks and Hispanics ‘will be fighting each other’ before overtaking whites in population – CHRIS MASSIE  (DIERSEN: Anti-Republicans focus on uniting Blacks and Hispanics against Republicans.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/king-blacks-hispanics-will-be-fighting-each-other-before-overtaking-whites/671739603

 

  1. LOUIS
    — Durbin, Duckworth, say they worry Shimkus is eschewing bipartisan recommendation of U.S. attorneys – Chuck Raasch
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/durbin-duckworth-say-they-worry-shimkus-is-eschewing-bipartisan-recommendation/article_a8752dec-c8bb-5db6-9397-02868eeb067b.html

 

CHICAGO READER
— If charter schools don’t want their teachers to unionize, they’ll have to pay them like they’re in a union   The salary gap with public school teachers is one factor pushing charter teachers to unionize. – Ben Joravsky
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/charter-school-unionization-noble-rauner-money/Content?oid=25865224

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
http://www.nctv17.com/forest-preserve-district-of-dupage-county/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS MEDICAID EXPANSION COSTS ARE ALREADY DOUBLE INITIAL PROJECTIONS – Jonathan Ingram
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-medicaid-expansion-costs-are-already-double-initial-projections/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— These College Students Support Freedom for Muslim Singers. What About Christian Photographers? – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/college-students-support-freedom-muslim-singers-christian-photographers/
— Liberal Mom Objects to Man in Disneyland’s Women’s Restroom
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-liberal-mom-objects-man-disneylands-womens-restroom/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— S&P: Illinois “approaching service level insolvency”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/14/sp-illinois-approaching-service-level-insolvency/
— Oberweis makes horrible analogy
https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/14/oberweis-makes-horrible-analogy/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Adam Kinzinger: Paul Ryan has been ‘loyal’ to Donald Trump – David Sherfinski
http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/14/adam-kinzinger-paul-ryan-has-been-loyal-donald-tru/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Left’s push to redefine male and female may be more dangerous than you think – EMILY JASHINSKY
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-lefts-push-to-redefine-male-and-female-may-be-more-dangerous-than-you-think/article/2617189

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— PAUL RYAN DITCHED TRUMP. SO WHY IS THE PRESIDENT GOING ALL-IN ON RINOCARE? – Chris Pandolfo
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/03/paul-ryan-ditched-trump-so-why-is-the-president-going-all-in-on-rinocare

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— 100 Days of Trump: Can Trump make America great again without great personnel? – Jeffrey A. Rendall  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/25269-100-days-trump-can-trump-make-america-great-again-without-great-personnel

 

BLAZE
— Ex-NC governor says ‘bathroom law’ backlash has made it hard to find a job – Tré Goins-Phillips  (DIERSEN: Virtually all employers act as if they arms of the Democrat Party.  Therefore, they only want to hire those who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.  They do not want to hire those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. They certainly do not want to hire me because of the aforesaid and because I oppose race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/14/youre-a-bigot-ex-nc-governor-says-bathroom-law-backlash-has-made-it-hard-to-find-a-job/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, says the backlash over his state’s so-called “bathroom law” has made it tough for him to find work since he left public office. The controversial “bathroom law,” or House Bill 2, requires individuals to use the restroom that correlates with their biological sex as it is written on their birth certificate. Following the law’s passage, McCrory, who supported the bill, was attacked as anti-LGBT and several performers and sports teams cancelled their events in the state. In an interview  last week with WORLD, McCrory said HB2 “has impacted me to this day, even after I left office. People are reluctant to hire me, because, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s a bigot’ — which is the last thing I am.” He told the Christian outlet that liberal groups opposing HB2 have damaged his reputation. “If you disagree with the politically correct thought police on this new definition of gender, you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil,” McCrory said. “It’s almost as if I broke a law.”)

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Gay GOP Group Leader: We Should ‘Compromise’ With Donald Trump And Anti-LGBTQ Republicans  And don’t call Jeff Sessions ‘anti-gay’ just because he opposes gay rights. – Michelangelo Signorile  (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest against you?  Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes work the hardest against me.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/log-cabin-leader-we-should-compromise-with-donald-trump-and-anti-lgbtq-republicans_us_58c6a7bae4b0d1078ca814b4
— Hate Your Obamacare Deductible? The GOP Bill Would Make It Even Bigger.  As Trump says, having a high deductible is “really not having insurance at all.” – Jeffrey Young
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obamacare-gop-bill-bigger-deductible_us_58c82ef2e4b09cd957672faa
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in turning immigrants against Republicans.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-king-donald-trump-immigration_us_58c807e0e4b0428c7f1347da
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Americans To Save Millions On Health Care By Being Dead.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/huffpost-hill-americans-to-save-millions-on-healthcare-by-being-dead_us_58c865d9e4b09e52f554538a

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Ban on Head Scarves at Work Is Legal, E.U. Court Rules – DAN BILEFSKY
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/world/europe/headscarves-ban-european-court.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— EU Court Rules Companies Can Bar Muslim Head Scarf  Ruling comes amid the rise of prominent anti-Muslim political candidates in the Netherlands and France – EMRE PEKER
https://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-court-private-companies-can-bar-muslim-head-scarf-1489494938

 

FORBES
— 83% Of America’s Top High School Science Students Are The Children Of Immigrants – Stuart Anderson
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2017/03/11/83-of-americas-top-high-school-science-students-are-the-children-of-immigrants/#57f02c082200

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY VIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-White says “How the racist backlash to Barack Obama gave us Donald Trump.”
http://sfbayview.com/2017/03/how-the-racist-backlash-to-barack-obama-gave-us-donald-trump/

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.

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