May 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mayor announces $389 million borrowing plan to finish CPS school year, pay pensions – Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/education/mayor-announces-$389-million-borrowing-plan-to-finish-cps-school-year-pay-pensions/2011849/
— What has become of 50 vacant CPS schools closed in 2014? – Paul Meincke
http://abc7chicago.com/education/what-has-become-of-50-vacant-cps-schools-/2009886/

 

NBC5
— Emanuel Unveils Plan to Keep Chicago Schools Open Through End of School Year  Twice in the last two weeks, briefings on the mayor’s funding plan have been postponed – Lauren Petty
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Aldermen-to-Be-Briefed-on-Mayors-Plan-to-Keep-CPS-Open-423142484.html

 

CBS2
— Lawmakers Vote To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations On Child Sex Crimes – Mike Krauser
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/19/lawmakers-vote-to-eliminate-statute-of-limitations-on-child-sex-crimes/
— Governor Rauner Said He Is Trying To Bring More Companies, Jobs To Illinois – Craig Dellimore,
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/19/rauner-companies-jobs-illinois/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Obama’s birthday could be commemorated in Illinois – Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-barack-obama-day-illinois-met-0520-20170519-story.html
— Illinois seeks to join Obamacare lawsuit, save payments to insurers – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-obamacare-lawsuit-0520-biz-20170519-story.html
— Emanuel unveils latest CPS money-borrowing plan for district already $9 billion in debt – Hal Dardick and Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-cps-borrowing-met-0520-20170519-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Roger Ailes saw liberal bias that mainstream media won’t admit – Steve Huntley
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/roger-ailes-saw-liberal-bias-that-mainstream-media-never-admit/
— Under fire, Emanuel defends ‘payday loan’ plan to borrow $389M for CPS – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuels-short-term-cps-borrowing-under-fire/
— Former federal employee charged with shooting of Amtrak conductor – Jeff Mayes
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/wisconsin-man-charged-with-shooting-of-amtrak-conductor/
— Ban circus elephants in all of Illinois – Jodie Wiederkehr
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/ban-circus-elephants-in-all-of-illinois/
— Are Illinois Democrats making a federal case out of funding flap? – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/are-illinois-democrats-making-a-federal-case-out-of-funding-flap/
— Taxpayers paid for weekend resort getaway for recorder of deeds, staff – Mitch Dudek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/taxpayers-paid-weekend-resort-getaway-karen-yarbrough-cook-county-recorder-deeds-the-watchdogs/
— Old Chicago ways dying out, but stay on zombie patrol – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/old-chicago-ways-dying-out-but-stay-on-zombie-patrol/
— Why Illinois dares not say goodbye to landline phones – Julie Vahling, Abraham Scarr and Bryan McDaniel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/why-illinois-dares-not-say-goodbye-to-landline-phones/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kim lands Vernon Township job after losing Mundelein mayor’s race – Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170519/kim-lands-vernon-township-job-after-losing-mundelein-mayorx2019s-race
— Goat slaughter sours Kane County panel’s view on couple keeping animals – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170519/goat-slaughter-sours-kane-county-panelx2019s-view-on-couple-keeping-animals
— Trump attorney didn’t want him to sign financial disclosure – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170519/news/305199935/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker makes $1 million deposit in Chicago’s last black-owned bank – STEVE DANIELS
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170519/NEWS02/170519815/pritzker-makes-1-million-deposit-in-chicagos-last-black-owned-bank
— Illinois Legislature votes to honor Obama’s birthday – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170519/NEWS02/170519825/illinois-legislature-votes-to-honor-obamas-birthday
— Dems have Rauner where they want him on budget. Except for this – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170519/NEWS02/170519807/illinois-dems-have-rauner-where-they-want-him-on-budget-except-for

 

DNA INFO
— ‘Racism’ Painted On U. of C. Frat House After Cinco De Mayo Party – Sam Cholke
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170518/hyde-park/racism-painted-on-u-of-c-frat-house-after-controversial-5-de-mayo-party
— Gavin McInnes, Conservative Pundit, Banned By DePaul – Ted Cox
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170519/lincoln-park/gavin-mcinnes-conservative-pundit-banned-by-depaul

 

SPRINGFIELD STATRE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner administration denies it leaked false info about school funding reform – Doug Finke  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) focus on keeping me in the dark and b) falsely and slanderously accused me of leaking information.  I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes for slander.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170519/rauner-administration-denies-it-leaked-false-info-about-school-funding-reform
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Senate Democrats today jumped the shark,” said Rauner spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis. “One cannot leak something that is on a public web site. Their false and outrageous accusations have been disproven, and they should apologize for manufacturing blatantly false accusations.”)

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Democratic State Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill is accusing Gov. Bruce Rauner of trying to kill his school-funding legislation. – DUSTY RHODES
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-senator-cries-foul-over-education-funding-story

 

WAND
— IL Senate Democrats call for investigation into Rauner administration
http://www.wandtv.com/story/35471981/il-senate-democrats-call-for-investigation-into-rauner-administration

 

WSIL TV
— Trump supporters blame leaks, conspiracy for his woes – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35465369/trump-supporters-blame-leaks-conspiracy-for-his-woes

 

CHICAGO READER
— The Nasty Women Art Show, an important first step for female artists in the Trump era  Three-hundred fifty artists and 1,700 people managed to raise $30,000 for Planned Parenthood. – Anne Bouleanu
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/nasty-women-art-show-susan-messer-mcbride/Content?oid=26526815

 

KANKAKEE TIMES
— State Senator Andy Manar attacks Kankakee Times for publishing school funding numbers – Michael McGrady
http://kankakeetimes.com/stories/511117814-state-senator-attacks-kankakee-times-for-publishing-school-funding-numbers

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OUTRAGEOUS: ILLINOIS CONSIDERS ADDING MORE CASINOS TO HELP FILL BUDGET GAP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/illinois-considers-adding-more-casinos-to-help-fill-budget-gap.html
— REPUBLICANS CALL ON AG MADIGAN TO ENFORCE BALANCED BUDGET REQUIREMENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/republicans-call-on-ag-madigan-to-enforce-balanced-budget-requirement.html
— THORNER: KOCH BROTHERS’ MONEY FUNDS PRO-CON CON AGENDA
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/thorner-koch-brothers-money-funds-pro-con-con-agenda.html

 

CAPITIOL FAX
— Rauner demands apology *** Senate Dems make formal request for IG probe, but Proft issues flat-out denial
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/19/senate-dems-make-formal-request-for-ig-probe-but-proft-issues-flat-out-denial/
— ILGOP doubles down – Pritzker says ILGOP “twisting” words – ILGOP accuses Pritzker of praising tax hike plan *** Dueling press releases
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/19/dueling-press-releases-6/
— Manar: Violation of the law – Dems to request inspector general probe – LIVE Video – SDems plan press conference – Manar claims documents were “doctored” before release *** Government-leaked fake news?
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/19/government-leaked-fake-news/

 

GOPUSA
— GOP Politicians Spineless Amid Fake News Russian ‘Collusion’ Scandal – Howie Carr
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24626

 

DAILY CALLER
— Sick: Liberal Journalists Celebrate The Death Of Fox News Founder Roger Ailes – DEREK HUNTER
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/18/liberal-journalists-celebrate-the-death-of-fox-news-founder-roger-ailes/
— Judge Placed On Leave When Officials Discover She’s Not A US Citizen – WILL RACKE
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/18/judge-placed-on-leave-when-officials-discover-shes-not-a-us-citizen/
— Trump: ‘Walls Work, Just Ask Israel’ – Saagar Enjeti
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/18/trump-walls-work-just-ask-israel/

 

BREITBART
— Study: Media Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Set ‘New Standard For Negativity’ – ADAM SHAW
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/19/study-93-percent-cnn-nbcs-trump-coverage-negative/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Bethune-Cookman students turn their backs on Betsy DeVos during her commencement speech – Joy Resmovits  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder.)
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-bethune-students-turned-their-backs-on-1494443321-htmlstory.html

 

USA TODAY
— Cairo: Historic Illinois town tilts toward extinction amid public housing crisis – Aamer Madhani
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/05/19/housing-crisis-decimates-cairo-illinois/101858928/

 

THE DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ activists complain that they are getting less preference under Trump.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/19/how-the-trump-effect-is-endangering-lgbt-people-worldwide

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Senate panel passes improper federal bonuses bill – Terry Wing
https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-newscast/2017/05/senate-panel-passes-improper-federal-bonuses-bill/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act. The bill would prohibit paying bonuses for five years to federal employees who are suspended, removed from their position or sentenced to jail time. It would also require the employee to repay any bonuses awarded for any year in which an adverse finding is made. The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote.)

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Purported Trump budget doc zeroes out federal employee benefits – Carten Cordell
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/purported-trump-budget-doc-zeroes-out-federal-employee-benefits

 

FED WEEK
— Trump Budget to Seek Cuts in Retirement Benefits
http://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/trump-budget-seek-cuts-retirement-benefits/

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.