March 16 Evening Edition

— Illinois Lottery Launches Instant Ticket To Help Find Multiple Sclerosis Cure – Mike Krauser
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Lottery has announced the latest version of a scratch-off game to benefit researchers seeking a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. “Go out and buy a ticket and let’s cure MS,” said the state’s Public Health Director, Dr. Nirav Shah at the kickoff event for the “MS Project” instant game at UIC. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports. “In recent years, there are promising new hopes on the horizon,Dr. Shah said. “The tide is very clearly turning with respect to MS therapies and that makes the research that this ticket supports all the more important right now.” Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, who has lived with MS for 10 years, said she was diagnosed after a fall on ice and calls herself an MS warrior. “My husband told me that I better get busy living or get busy dying,” Sanguinetti said. “I chose to live and I chose to fight.” She urged people to support the cause and said she firmly believes there will be a cure in her lifetime. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling neurological disease that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body. More than 20,000 people are living with MS in Illinois, according to the Illinois Lottery MS Project website. People with MS fight symptoms like fatigue, walking difficulties, blurred vision, dizziness and vertigo, numbness, weakness and many more. Women are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with MS than men are. Illinois Lottery Director Greg Smith said 100 percent of the proceeds from the instant scratch ticket funds research. The Illinois Lottery has raised more than $8 million for MS research so far with the instant ticket. Doctor Douglas Feinstein has been working on MS research at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 20 years. “It’s getting more and more difficult to obtain research funding and this is another opportunity,” Dr. Feinstein said. (chart) He too said there are promising therapies that are being worked on at UIC and elsewhere. The ticket can be purchased for $3 where Illinois Lottery instant scratch-off tickets are sold. Ticket buyers could win up to $50,000. The Illinois Lottery also helps other causes with instant tickets, such as breast cancer with the ‘Ticket for the Cure,’ Special Olympics with the ‘Special Olympics Ticket,’ and HIV/AIDS prevention with the ‘Red Ribbon Cash’ ticket.)


— Rauner Aide Beth Purvis Seeks Chicago Schools’ Support for Pension Plan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise refugees.


— State lawmakers’ paychecks shouldn’t move to the front of the line, judge says – Kim Geiger
— Emanuel’s short-term budget solutions will cost $1 billion in interest – Peter Matuszak
— On further review, Illinois’ new license plates even worse – Blair Kamin
— How a bait-and-switch bill would make Illinois taxpayers fund abortions – Anna Paprocki
— Illinois experts say Republican health care plan could cost state $40 billion – Haley BeMiller
— State’s EDGE tax-credit deals with Amazon, other firms now viewable online – Ally Marotti
— Race for Aurora mayor part personality contest – Denise Crosby
— College of DuPage board hopeful accused of forging nominating petitions – Bill Bird
— These are the 19 agencies Trump would stop funding entirely – Kelly Parker, Dan Watson
— Illinois regional universities toil through state budget standoff – Dawn Rhodes
— Unemployment rises in most of state outside of Chicago – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
— River Forest opts out of Cook County minimum wage, sick leave rules – Steve Schering
— For St. Patrick’s Day: Who’s the modern version of Irish immigrants? – Heidi Stevens  (DIERSEN: According to my DNA report, I am 11% Irish.)
— If basic education is a ‘right,’ why not basic health care? – Eric Zorn  (DIERSEN: Why not also housing, food, clothing, transportation, etc., etc., etc.?
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The lasting damage of Trump’s campaign rhetoric.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise immigrants.


— Unfair we can vote out Rauner — but not Madigan  If term limits can’t be enacted to boot Madigan, then maybe it’s time to make the speaker a state-wide elected position. – Scot Sinclair, Third Lake
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is 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.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Booze is a vice. To promote booze is to promote vice.
— Students, teachers protest cuts at NEIU – Stefano Esposito
— Woman accused of forging petitions for DuPage college board seat – Tom Schuba
— CPD’s Eddie Johnson gives AG Jeff Sessions an earful – Michael Sneed


— Lisle woman charged with forging petitions to get on College of DuPage ballot
— McDonald’s blames anti-Trump tweet on compromised account – AP
— Mundelein High may eliminate class rank, valedictorians – Russell Lissau  (DIERSEN: What was your class rank?  I just barely made it into the top 20% of my Crete-Monee High School Class of 1966. Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Of course, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would use my class rank against me.)


— Caterpillar lawyers up, hires former U.S. attorney general
— Trump budget could hit Argonne, Fermilab – STEVEN R. STRAHLER


— Chicago police leader meets with attorney general Sessions on crime – AP


— Secret Service agents face investigation over protection of Trump grandchild  Agents accused of taking photographs of child – JEFF ZELENY


— Approval ratings are no big deal – Editorial


— Rauner on the ropes – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Are/were you “on the ropes?”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted me as being “on the ropes.”)


— Search is ongoing for N. Illinois US attorney


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-rump Jim Hightower says that Trump is mentally ill.  Sooner or later, if not already, anti-Trumps will say that everyone who supports Trump is mentally ill.  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republicans were mentally ill.




— Lisle Woman Charged With Forging Petitions For Seat On COD Board  She has been accused of submitting two photocopied pages of signatures – Patrick Martin


— Lisle woman charged with forging signatures to run as COD board candidate  Rafath Waheed charged with forgery, perjury


— Lang dominant figure in north suburban politics – Russ Stewart


— Soaring property taxes are the campaign issue in Aurora– but mayoral hopeful Rick Guzman made 19 late payments himself


— Ramey supports Tamburello for Wayne Township Highway Commissioner – Ruth de Jauregui


— Illini Republican bake sale has flawed reasoning – Tatiana Rodriguez  (DIERSEN: Of course, Rodriguez would support my Democrat superiors in the federal government who used Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to justify their wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Poll: 82 percent say Illinois is on wrong track


— Illinois could lose $40 billion in federal Medicaid support – AP


— House Conservatives Back Trump’s Border Wall Request – Kelsey Harkness


— Tillerson: ‘I’m Confident’ Budget Cuts Will Make State Dept. ‘Much More Efficient’ – Christian Datoc  (DIERSEN: The budget cuts that GAO suffered during the 1980s and 1990s did NOT make the agency more efficient. The Democrats who ran the agency used the cuts to get rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Paul: McCain Makes ‘Strong Case For Term Limits’ — ‘Past His Prime… Unhinged’ – Christian Datoc




— Americans for Truth About Homosexuality: LGBT Push for ‘Equality’ is ‘Satanic’ – Michael W. Chapman  (DIERSEN: While I served as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who promote LGBTQ activity were beyond furious that I not only let LaBarbera attend TAPROOT meetings, that I asked him to speak at TAPROOT meetings. Those LGBTQ promoters who want to destroy LaBarbera want to destroy me too.)


— Illinois attempts to change reality in the name of ‘compassion’
— Illegal alien, twice deported, allowed to remain another year
— Media Kiss Brass as America’s Enemies Grow Stronger
— Ben Carson talks up public housing in visit to Detroit high school  (DIERSEN: Have you ever lived in public housing? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as having always been filthy rich because I have never lived in public housing.)


— The Price of Privilege  A proposal has been making its way through the social justice sewer system to have white people pay a 5% privilege tax. – Daniel Greenfield  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps would want members of the following groups to pay at least a 5% privilege tax for each of the following 13 groups that they are a member of: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  That means I would have to pay at least a 65% privilege tax.)


— European Nations Are ‘Reeling from the Effects of Unassimilated Muslims in Their Midst’ – JOHN HAYWARD
— Hawaii Obama Judge Rules Muslim Imam Has Special Constitutional Rights to Bring Anyone from Terror Countries into America – Robert Barnes
— Google Adds Tool to Flag ‘Offensive’ Search Results – BREITBART TECH  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who is easily offended? ANSWER: Those who 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.)


— McDonald’s tweets to Trump: ‘You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President’ – PAULINA FIROZI


— In Trump’s blueprint to reorder the federal government, echoes of Reagan ’81 – Dan Balz  (DIERSEN: What were you doing in 1981?  I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office.  They were furious that Reagan won and they took their anger out on me.)
— Spicer says Trump ‘stands by’ unproven allegation that Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower – Philip Rucker
— White House endorses plan to remove 30,000 FAA workers from federal payroll – Ashley Halsey III
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-White and anti-America.)–and-some-very-happy-white-nationalists/2017/03/15/7b0bfcea-09c7-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Why is the Trump presidency such a rolling disaster?.”
— Are you a liberal or a conservative? That may depend on where you live. – Alexa Tullett and Matthew Feinberg


— OUTSTANDING: Trump takes aim at sanctuary cities with a proposal to cut more than $200 million in local funds – Brian Bennett
— The U.S. hit its debt limit again. Now Treasury is maneuvering to avoid a default until Congress acts – Jim Puzzanghera

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.