March 27 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Democrats Launch Ad Campaign Against Roskam as Pressure Over Obamacare Repeal Grows – Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/democrats-ad-campaign-against-peter-roskam-obamacare-repeal-417217663.html
— Bitter GOP Finger-Pointing Clouds Path for Trump Agenda  “If he changes, he could have a different presidency,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says – Hope Yen
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Trump-Health-Overhaul-Loss-Opens-Door-Democrats-417163803.html

CBS2

— Sessions Vows To Block Sanctuary Cities From Getting Justice Grants
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/27/sessions-vows-to-block-sanctuary-cities-from-getting-justice-grants/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

— Democratic governor hopefuls unified on Rauner attacks, divided on need for self-funding challenger – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-governor-candidates-met-0328-20170328-story.html
— Rauner wants vote on new Stevenson toll lanes, Madigan quickly pushes back – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-stevenson-toll-lanes-met-20170327-story.html
— Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations – Emma Brown
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-overturn-education-regulations-20170327-story.html
— Attorney General Jeff Sessions says sanctuary cities may lose federal funding – Sari Horwitz and John Wagner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-ct-sanctuary-cities-federal-funds-20170327-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Neil M. Gorsuch deserves confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/neil-m-gorsuch-deserves-confirmation-to-the-u-s-supreme-court/
— AG Sessions: Feds could ‘claw back’ funds from sanctuary cities – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/ag-sessions-feds-could-claw-back-funds-for-sanctuary-cities/
— Slamalot: Chris Kennedy disses Dems at party meet and greet – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/six-vying-to-unseat-rauner-present-case-to-cook-county-dems/
— Six vying to unseat Rauner present case to Cook County Democrats – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/six-vying-to-unseat-rauner-present-case-to-cook-county-dems/
— To save state, put pressure on Springfield for realistic budget – Madeleine Doubek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/to-save-state-put-pressure-on-springfield-for-realistic-budget/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Despite poll, no vote now on legal pot – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois.  If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to smoke pot.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170327/BLOGS02/170329877/despite-poll-no-vote-now-on-legal-pot
(FROM THE ARTCLE: Steans was reacting to a survey by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois that found a stunning two-thirds of voters saying they support the legalization of pot “if taxed and regulated like alcohol.” . . . Support for full legalization was wide across the state and among political subdivisions. While such backing was strongest among Democrats, young people and Chicagoans, the plan gets support from 52 percent of Republicans surveyed, 54 percent of downstaters and 51 percent of those aged 66 and up, the institute said. Just 31 percent of voters overall indicated they oppose or strongly oppose such an action.)
— Sanctuary cities may see federal grants cut – Reuters
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170327/NEWS02/170329878/sanctuary-cities-may-see-federal-grants-cut
— Big money makes its move in Dem guv race – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170327/BLOGS02/170329879/illinois-governor-race

 

DAILY HERALD
— New Science Center makes Naperville’s North Central ‘destination’ – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170327/news/170328981/

 

VARIOUS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. If you promote pot in Illinois, you promote the destruction of Illinois.  If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to smoke pot.
http://news.wsiu.org/post/poll-shows-illinoisans-keen-marijuana-decriminalization#stream/0
http://wibqam.com/news/articles/2017/mar/27/will-selling-pot-fix-the-illinois-budget-problem/
http://herald-review.com/news/local/pot-legalization-opinions-run-full-circle/article_95dc2071-bd58-5bd1-9fe2-e559e676cb86.html
http://wqad.com/2017/03/27/illinois-lawmakers-introduce-bill-legalizing-recreational-pot/
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/poll-majority-of-illinoisans-want-legal-recreational-pot/article_0637d168-98a1-5193-b90e-d49e926cd1a7.html
https://rebootillinois.com/2017/03/27/poll-support-decriminalization-legalization-marijuana-illinois/
http://fox6now.com/2017/03/27/pondering-pot-illinois-considers-allowing-people-to-possess-grow-or-buy-marijuana/
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/recreational-marijuana-not-so-fast-say-local-officials-19495.cfm#.WNmn2zvyuM8
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/will-illinois-be-the-next-state-to-legalize-recreational-pot/article_5d78251a-8cc6-5ee5-bc68-56465c0e7c80.html
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lawmakers-hope-marijuana-can-take-the-edge-off-illinois-budget/article_bcc6ed71-bb54-567e-a8d1-547c73640610.html
http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Illinois-could-be-the-first-Midwest-state-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana–417138913.html
http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/27/lawmakers-bet-economy-on-legal-weed/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Huntley increases fees for video gaming terminals – HANNAH PROKOP
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/03/24/huntley-increases-fees-for-video-gaming-terminals/auf9gjm/

 

EAST PEORIA TIMES COURIER
— Rauner to speak at Tazewell Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner April 4
http://www.eastpeoriatimescourier.com/news/20170327/rauner-to-speak-at-tazewell-republican-party-lincoln-day-dinner

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 2017 Election Questionnaire: Wheaton City Council West District candidate Robert “Bobby” McNeily
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/03/22/2017-election-questionnaire-wheaton-city-council-west-district-candidate-robert-bobby-mcneily/agfccs9/

 

CARBONDALE REPORTER
— Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly owes $1,700 in fines
http://carbondalereporter.com/stories/511097705-illinois-republican-national-hispanic-assembly-owes-1-700-in-fines

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Bobby McNeily​ For Wheaton City Council, West District – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/bobby-mcneily-wheaton-city-council-west-district-patch-candidate-profile

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Is Lady Justice really blind or do judges make the law: Berkowitz w/Judge Posner
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/03/is-lady-justice-really-blind-or-do-judges-make-the-law-berkowitz-wjudge-posner-cableweb/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Laura Hois, Downers Grove Township Clerk, seeking higher taxpayer funded pension based on void ordinance – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/03/laura-hois-downers-grove-township-clerk-seeking-higher-taxpayer-funded-pension-based-on-void-ordinance/
— Higher Learning Commission – The new hammer against Fraud and Abuse in Higher Education – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/03/higher-learning-commission-the-new-hammer-against-fraud-and-abuse-in-higher-education/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage sees more than 9,000 leave county in single year – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511097229-dupage-sees-more-than-9-000-leave-county-in-single-year

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Student Impact Summit 4/21-22 in Arlington Heights
https://illinoisfamily.org/event/student-impact-summit/
— Hey Feminists! The U.S. Constitution Does Not NEED an Equal Rights Amendment – Tami Jackson
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/hey-feminists-u-s-constitution-not-need-equal-rights-amendment/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BATINICK, SKILLICORN FILE BILL TO ALLOW COMPTROLLER GREATER DISCRETION IN PAYING STATE BILLS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/batinick-skillicorn-file-legislation-to-give-comptroller-greater-discretion-following-court-ruling-on-legislator-pay.html
— NEXT GENERATION OF TAXPAYERS STEP UP TO RUN FOR CHICAGO AREA LOCAL OFFICES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/next-generation-of-taxpayers-step-up-to-run-for-local-public-office.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Kennedy’s hands shook during speech, dropped mic
https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/27/report-kennedys-hands-shook-during-speech-dropped-mic/

 

LIFEZETTE
— Pot is Bad News — No Ifs, Ands or Butts  Mainstream use of drug clouds everyone’s judgment, says expert – Lawrence Meyers
http://www.lifezette.com/healthzette/pot-is-bad-news-no-ifs-and-or-butts/

 

TOWNHALL
— Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Coming Crackdown on Sanctuary City Funding – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/03/27/sessions-on-sanctuary-cities-n2304855

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Hollywood’s Illegal Immigration Agenda – Matt Norcross
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/matt-norcross/2017/03/27/hollywoods-illegal-immigration-agenda

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— SANCTUARY CITIES ENABLE YET MORE MURDERS BY ILLEGALS  Brent Smith rips officials of Massachusetts town where teacher’s aide killed
http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/sanctuary-cities-enable-yet-more-murders-by-illegals/

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA
— The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado  The Impact
http://www.rmhidta.org/html/2016%20FINAL%20Legalization%20of%20Marijuana%20in%20Colorado%20The%20Impact.pdf

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Are the Trump haters creating 1968 all over again? – Patricia McCarthy
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/03/are_the_trump_haters_creating_1968_all_over_again_.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Sessions Threatens to Withhold Funds in Sanctuary City Crackdown – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/sanctuary-city-crackdown-law-funding/2017/03/27/id/780979/

 

FOX NEWS
— Identity politics: the biological fraud – Greg Gutfeld
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/03/27/identity-politics-biological-fraud.html

 

GOPUSA
— Koppel tells Hannity he’s bad for America – AP  (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are bad for your precinct, bad for your municipality, bad for your township/ward, bad for your county, bad for Illinois, and/or bad for America?  Who do you believe is bad for your precinct, bad for your municipality, bad for your township/ward, bad for your county, bad for Illinois, and/or bad for America?)
http://www.gopusa.com/koppel-tells-hannity-hes-bad-for-america/

 

THE BLAZE
— Racist posters spotted at college; outrage erupts over ‘intolerable’ hatred. Then the truth emerges. – Dave Urbanski
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/27/racist-posters-spotted-at-college-outrage-erupts-over-intolerable-hatred-then-the-truth-emerges/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mexico rewards US-educated illegals with English teacher jobs – PAUL BEDARD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/deported-illegals-to-teach-english-in-mexico/article/2618535

 

WASHINGTON POST
— In New York, searching for the reclusive and elusive Melania Trump – Paul Schwartzman
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/melania-trump-a-cipher-in-sky-high-stilettos/2017/03/27/bcb3c212-0900-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html

 

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “DONALD TRUMP IS MAKING MEN MORE SEXIST” and “is behind an increase in male aggressiveness.”
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/research-shows-donald-trump-is-making-men-more-sexist

 

FED SMITH
— President Trump is Learning That He Needs Federal Agencies – Michael Wald
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/03/27/president-trump-learning-needs-federal-agencies/

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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