March 29 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Mayor Proposes Municipal ID for Residents, Regardless of Immigration Status or Gender  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Emanuel promotes illegal immigration and LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Mayor-Proposes-Municipal-ID-for-Residents-Regardless-of-Immigration-Status-or-Gender-417510273.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Budget Could Plunge Nation’s Capital Into Recession.”
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Trumps-Budget-Could-Plunge-Nations-Capital-Into-Recession-417417303.html

 

CBS2
— Most Chicago Area Counties Among Illinois’ Healthiest, But Not Cook
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/29/most-chicago-area-counties-among-illinois-healthiest-but-not-cook/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sen. Connelly, Rep. Ives host Straight Talk Tour town hall
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glen-ellyn/community/chi-ugc-article-sen-connelly-rep-ives-host-straight-talk-t-2017-03-29-story.html
— Democrats counter Rauner with ‘Illinois comeback agenda’ – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-democrats-comeback-agenda-met-0330-20170329-story.html
— Taxpayers are losers in Lottery – Joe Mahr and Matthew Walberg
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170329/281487866185939
— House GOP weighing another try at passing health care bill next week – Billy House, Sahil Kapur
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-health-care-bill-20170329-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Senate Democrats offer to work with Trump on health care — if he ends attack on Obamacare.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-health-care-20170329-story.html
— Downtown Aurora project gets help from DuPage County – Steve Lord and Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-arts-center-st-0330-20170329-story.html
— Naperville Tax March Rally on April 15
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/community/chi-ugc-article-naperville-tax-march-rally-2017-03-29-story.html
— Online privacy debate moves from Washington to Springfield – Robert Channick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-privacy-bill-0330-biz-20170329-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-White and/or anti-male demonize, denigrate, and condemn Bil O’Reilly
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-bill-oreilly-james-brown-dahleen-glanton-20170329-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Emanuel treasonously introduces ID plan for undocumented immigrants
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-met-0330-20170329-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps treasonously encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-zzzzzz-20170329-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-sanctuary-cities-sessions-edit-0330-jm-20170329-story.html
— Should your boss get a peek at your DNA? – Arthur L. Caplan  (DIERSEN: My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14 and died suddenly of heart failure when he was 47 years old. That certainly did not encourage employers to hire me, to train me, to retain me, or to promote me.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-dna-genetic-testing-employer-privacy-perspec-0330-jm-20170329-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How to clean up Illinois voter rolls and expand democracy – Editorial  (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls for your precinct?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/use-technology-to-clean-up-illinois-voter-rolls/
— Lottery firm hangs on after firing, getting millions more in fees – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/lottery-firm-hangs-on-after-firing-getting-millions-more-in-fees/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The price Chicago pays for segregation – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170328/BLOGS02/170329869/the-price-chicago-pays-for-segregation
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote illegal/mass immigration.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170327/OPINION/170329881/the-midwests-impossible-stance-stagnant-yet-conflicted-on
— Illinois one of the worst states for retirees – JUDITH RUIZ-BRANCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170329/NEWS07/170329840/illinois-one-of-the-worst-states-for-retirees
— Illinois progressives offer their agenda – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170329/BLOGS02/170329839/illinois-progressives-offer-their-agenda
— Lottery manager still on job after firing – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170328/NEWS02/170329852/lottery-manager-still-on-job-after-firing
— What’s next on health care? Here’s what your rep says. – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170329/BLOGS02/170329841/health-care-reform-next-steps-according-to-illinois-delegation
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Americans dislike GOP’s, Trump’s plan on health care.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170329/NEWS03/170329842/americans-dislike-gops-trumps-plan-on-health-care-poll-finds

 

DAILY HERALD
— Lisle releases entire recording of controversial closed session – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170329/news/170328654/

 

WTTW
— Governor’s Race Heats Up, Emanuel Dodges Questions About Email – Evan Garcia
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/03/29/governor-s-race-heats-emanuel-dodges-questions-about-email

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Two Years After Rauner’s ‘Turnaround Agenda,’ Democrats Offer ‘Comeback Agenda’ – BRIAN MACKEY
http://nprillinois.org/post/two-years-after-rauners-turnaround-agenda-democrats-offer-comeback-agenda#stream/0

 

WBEZ
— Illinois Democrats Respond To Rauner’s ‘Turnaround Agenda’ – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-democrats-respond-to-rauners-turnaround-agenda/bb3b44b4-fd06-428b-af0d-57601fd3a07c

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise the anti-White and anti-male Rep. Maxine Waters
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35024063/rep-maxine-waters-no-holds-barred-remarks-find-fans
— Census suggests counting LGBTQ, then “corrects” and deletes – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35022892/census-suggests-counting-lgbt-then-corrects-and-deletes

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner in $1 million ad campaign; adds to ‘stew of suspicion’ – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170329/bernard-schoenburg-rauner-in-1-million-ad-campaign-adds-to-stew-of-suspicion
— Democrats propose new agenda as ‘grand bargain’ stalls – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170329/democrats-propose-new-agenda-as-grand-bargain-stalls
— Senate approves bill to block further privatizing of prison medical care – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170329/senate-approves-bill-to-block-further-privatizing-of-prison-medical-care

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Illinois taxpayers cough up millions in bonuses for poorly performing lottery firm – Joe Mahr and Matthew Walberg
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170329/illinois-taxpayers-cough-up-millions-in-bonuses-for-poorly-performing-lottery-firm

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Democrats Propose “Comeback Agenda” to Oppose Rauner – BRIAN MACKEY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/democrats-propose-comeback-agenda-oppose-rauner#stream/0

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Elect College of DuPage Clean Slate 2.0 – Deanne Mazzochi, Chairwoman, College of DuPage Board of Trustees, Frank Napolitano, Secretary, College of DuPage Board of Trustees
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/03/14/letter-elect-college-of-dupage-clean-slate-2-0/aryhasv/

 

  1. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
    — Southern Illinois University president seeking about $36 million in cuts due to state budget crisis – ERICA HUNZINGER
    http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/southern-illinois-university-president-seeking-about-36-million-cuts-due-state-budget-crisis#stream/0

 

FOX 2 NOW
— Illinois may name I-55 ‘Barack Obama Presidential Expressway’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois.  Would Democrats prohibit Republicans from driving on the expressway?)
http://fox2now.com/2017/03/29/illinois-may-name-i-55-barack-obama-presidential-expressway/

 

CHICAGOIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, anti-Trumps will call you a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.
http://chicagoist.com/2017/03/29/im_not_talking_to_bigots_cnn_pundit.php

 

CHICAGO READER
— If your community news is slanted, Dan Proft may be to blame – Michael Miner (DIERSEN: News from Republican Proft is slanted to the right as much as news from Democrat newspapers, television stations, etc. is slanted to the left.)
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2017/03/29/if-your-community-news-is-slanted-dan-proft-may-be-to-blame

 

SAGAMON SUN
— GOP says Dems’ five-point plan needs sharpening – Carol Ostrow
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511099449-gop-says-dems-five-point-plan-needs-sharpening

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Naperville retired firefighters will collect an estimated $158,625,125 more in pensions than they contributed
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511099528-naperville-retired-firefighters-will-collect-an-estimated-158-625-125-more-in-pensions-than-they-saved
— Hinsdale retired firefighters will collect an estimated $29,749,354 more in pensions than they contributed
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511099523-hinsdale-retired-firefighters-will-collect-an-estimated-29-749-354-more-in-pensions-than-they-saved

 

WEST COOK NEWS
— DuPage college trustee allegedly urged to destroy public record
http://westcooknews.com/stories/511099354-dupage-college-trustee-allegedly-urged-to-destroy-public-record

 

WIRE POINTS
— To Grasp Illinois’ Fiscal Predicament, Take Off Six Zeroes – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/to-grasp-illinois-fiscal-predicament-take-off-six-zeroes-wirepoints-original/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ALREADY AMONG THE NATION’S HIGHEST, DUPAGE PROPERTY TAX RATES TO INCREASE THIS YEAR – Joe Kaiser
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/already-among-the-nations-highest-dupage-property-tax-rates-to-increase-this-year/
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE INVESTIGATION SHOWS $2 MILLION BEING SPENT ON BONUSES FOR THE STATE LOTTERY’S OUTGOING MANAGEMENT FIRM – Brendan Bakala
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-tribune-investigation-shows-2-million-being-spent-on-bonuses-for-the-state-lotterys-outgoing-management-firm/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO GOP CALLS FOR HELP AGAINST DEM PROTESTORS THURSDAY NIGHT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/chicago-gop-calls-for-help-against-dem-protestors-thursday-night.html
— QUESTIONS CONTINUE ABOUT WILMETTE FRIENDS AND THE $5000 THRESHOLD
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/complaint-filed-against-wilmette-friends.html
— WEST DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP RACE HEATS UP OVER TAXPAYER-FUNDED NEWSLETTER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/west-deerfield-township-race-heats-up-over-taxpayer-funded-newsletter.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois sets new voter registration record  (DIERSEN: How many illegals are registered to vote in Illinois?)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/29/illinois-sets-new-voter-registration-record/
— Where do the candidates stand on marijuana?
https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/29/where-do-the-candidates-stand-on-marijuana/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Christianity once saved the European continent from Islam – and it can do it again. – Chad Groening, Billy Davis
https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/03/29/mcfarland-post-christian-europe-still-stands-a-chance

 

NEWSMAX
— No LGBTQ Category Included in Census Proposal for 2020 Count  (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, pot smoking, booze drinking, gambling, and other destructive activities hint/imply/argue/shout that virtually everyone engages in those destructive activities.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-Census-LGBTQ/2017/03/29/id/781366/

 

GOPUSA
— Some Seattle Taxpayers Against Paying 55M in New Taxes for Homelessness
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=22390

 

BARBWIRE
— IS A BORDER WALL CHRISTIAN? – BRYAN FISCHER
http://barbwire.com/2017/03/29/border-wall-christian/
— BECOMING SWEDEN: AMERICA’S ROAD TO SERFDOM – JAMES TENNANT
http://barbwire.com/2017/03/29/becoming-sweden-americas-road-serfdom/

 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— College admissions: the myth of meritocracy  Why the college admissions process isn’t as fair as many students believe. – Natasha Warikoo  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that instead of me, UIC in 1966, NIU in 1969, Loyola in 1972, DePaul in 1976, Roosevelt in 1980, and IIT in 1992 should have admitted disadvantaged minorities, disadvantaged females, and disadvantaged veterans.)
http://www.csmonitor.com/EqualEd/EqualEd-Voices/2017/0329/College-admissions-the-myth-of-meritocracy

 

POLITICO
— Ivanka Trump will become a federal employee as part of unpaid White House role – NOLAN D. MCCASKILL (DIERSEN: Ivanka should be advised that federal employees are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being lazy, stupid, and even worse things.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/ivanka-trump-federal-employee-unpaid-236657

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Ivanka Trump, Shifting Plans, Will Become a Federal Employee – RACHEL ABRAMS and MAGGIE HABERMAN  (DIERSEN: Ivanka should be advised that federal employees are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being lazy, stupid, and even worse things.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/us/politics/ivanka-trump-federal-employee-white-house.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Two activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies – Samantha Schmidt
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/28/two-activists-who-filmed-undercover-videos-of-planned-parenthood-charged-with-15-felonies/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you hate Trump and/or hate those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than your ancestors, Newsweek will print what you write.
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-coalition-threatens-return-jim-crow-era-576295

 

DAILY PRINCETONIAN
— Supporting affirmative action  (DIERSEN: Those who support Affirmative Action support wasting the careers of and getting rid of those who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2017/03/letter-to-the-editor-supporting-affirmative-action

 

SLATE
— Let the Scapegoating Commence!  House Republicans have begun their desperate and pathetic attempts to deflect blame for the AHCA debacle. – Jim Newell
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/03/the_pathetic_house_gop_attempts_to_deflect_blame_for_the_ahca_debacle.html

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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