May 21 Evening Edition

— Today, the Illinois Republican Party filed a “Notice of Filing of Removal” with the Circuit Court in Hardin County to move the Winchester lawsuit to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The “Notice of Filing of Removal” and the “Notice of Removal” are at and – Dave Diersen


— No deal: Battle over allegedly rigged Illinois GOP vote moves forward in court
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sources present said Illinois GOP general counsel John Fogarty was asked about the lawsuit and evidence during an executive session on Saturday. He responded that he “wasn’t worried” about it. Flipping Winchester’s seat on the state central committee was critical if Rauner were to secure the re-election of Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider of Elk Grove Village, a close ally, hand-picked by the governor in 2014. With Rose’s vote, Schneider was re-elected Saturday. If the election stands, he and Lake County GOP Chairman Mark Shaw will serve as co-chairmen for the next four years. Deals, and Democrats Sources tell Prairie State Wire that Shaw tried furiously last week to strike a deal with Winchester to get him to drop his lawsuit, offering to give his deputy a high-ranking party position and to “find a job” for a family member in state government. But Winchester refused. Overtures were also made to Winchester’s lawyers, who were asked if a deal could be made to get them to withdraw from the case. . .Conservative skepticism Winchester has been critical of Rauner and Schneider; he supported State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) in her challenge to Rauner in March. Ives defended Winchester and criticized the party’s treatment of him. “If the story is true that Rauner allies promised jobs in exchange for Bob Winchester withdrawing his lawsuit against the party, then everyone in our party leadership who knew about it should resign immediately,” said Ives. “They have been lying to the grassroots long enough. If party leadership thinks we will now turn a blind eye to corruption, then it just goes to show you how out of touch they are. “We won’t win if we can’t be honest, and we don’t deserve to win if we can’t be honest. Republicans need to lead by example, not play the same political games that the Democrats do,” she said. Shaw had originally sought to challenge Schneider for the chairmanship and had earned the support of Ives and State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills). That was until late last week, when Shaw announced he had struck a deal to share the party chairmanship with Schneider and drop his challenge.)


— Ives demands resignations after GOP “unity” vote
— McCann lashes out after Temporary Restraining Order denied
— “If someone wants to get into a school to create havoc, they can do it”
— Pritzker kicks off fundraising for grassroots project (DIERSEN: Will Rauner have fundraisers for Shaw’s efforts to reach out to conservatives?)
— Rep. Cassidy claims retaliation for speaking out on #MeToo
— OEIG report smells whiff of patronage hiring


— McDonald’s workers block headquarters and chant, ‘We can see your greedy side’ – Danielle Paquette
— New grads, get off on the right foot financially – Steve Rosen (DIERSEN: I graduated from NIU debt-free in 1970 when I was 21 years old. 14 months after graduating, I took out a car loan and bought a new Corvette. 17 months after graduating, I started paying tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola. 25 months after graduating, I took out a mortgage and bought a new town home in University Park.)
— Recruit and retain the best people – Peter Economy (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn government employees as being lazy, stupid, and even worse things? I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been federal retiree for more than 20 years.)
— HARDCOPY Article Title: Gun lovers hope we will grow tired of fighting, but we are determined – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Members of Group A do not want members of Group B to own guns. Members of Group A including Glanton want to get rid of members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Members of Group A will not succeed.)
— Importance of mentorship – Peter Daisyme (DIERSEN: In 1975, my Democrat IRS superiors got rid the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. In 1987, my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who had hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
— Knowing when it’s time to retire – Janet Bodnar (DIERSEN: What if I had not succumbed to my Democrat GAO superiors’ threats and not taken their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old?)


— Illinois lawmakers weigh compromise on guns, death penalty – AP


— Report Cites Rauner’s Office for Improper Hiring – AP (DIERSEN: Were you a policy maker? In the federal government, you are not a policy maker until you make Senior Executive Service, currently $164,200/year.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Office of the Executive Inspector General’s report released Monday targeted seven people hired in the Department of Central Management Services as “regional client managers.” The job description indicates it’s a policymaking post which a governor can fill based on political loyalty. The review found that employees set up tables, inspected state buildings and monitored inventory. It’s the type of hiring for which candidate Rauner in 2014 lambasted his predecessor, Gov. Pat Quinn. Rauner’s office responded to the report saying it can’t be responsible for employees not doing work they were hired for but would improve oversight.)


— Illinois governor walking a fine line with gun control & death penalty plan – Jim Niedelman


— Graduate Workers Bite Back Against Ives’ Disparaging Comments – LEE V. GAINES


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, City Club of Chicago promotes LGBTQ activity.


— DePaul misses the mark in several areas in new six-year plan – Jonathan Ballew


— Judge Tosses Illinois State Senator Sam McCann’s Free-Speech Suit – EMILY ZANTOW


— Caulkins: Republicans must ‘come together and stick together’ during ‘critical election season’ – Glenn Minnis


— GOP Schedules Second Vote to Put Shannon Teresi on Fall Ballot for Auditor


— Illinois Senate OKs plan to allow cannabis-based medicines in school – Benjamin Yount


— DUCKWORTH CALLS FOR PAID FAMILY LEAVE (DIERSEN: As it became clearer to my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that my wife and I had given up trying to have children, that we were not going to adopt, and that we were not going to become foster parents, the more that they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that we were selfish filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids).)


— DOE investigating Yale’s toxic anti-male culture (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-male are often also anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Millennials gaining ground in effort to push U.S. into socialism


— ‘God made you gay’: Did Pope Francis just tell the lie of the century?


— Supreme Court upholds agreements that prevent employee class-action suits – LYDIA WHEELER


— Supreme Court rules employers can ban class action lawsuits in arbitration – ANDREW HANNA and JOSH GERSTEIN


— Illinois lawmakers weigh compromise on guns, death penalty – AP


— Older workers get flexible hours, work-at-home options to keep them from retirement – Paul Davidson
— Boomerang kids 101: How to handle money when your adult children move back home – Aimee Picchi (DIERSEN: I graduated from NIU in August 1970. I lived with my mother and brother in Crete from August of 1970 through September of 1972. My father had died suddenly in 1969. I got a job working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights, I applied for a financial hardship draft deferment to help support my mother and brother, and it was approved in 1971.)


— Starbucks Says Drug Use, Sleeping Unacceptable as It Clarifies Guest Policy Coffee retailer’s statement to The Journal is second attempt to explain its new policy following complaints that it would turn cafes into homeless shelters and drug havens – Julie Jargon
— The NRA Versus the Constitution – Eric Tirschwell (DIERSEN: The Second Amendment is a national right.)
— Advice to New Grads: Scale or Bail Want to change the world? Don’t bother volunteering—get a real, ‘boring’ job. – Andy Kessler


— The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work – Katherine Goldstein (DIERSEN: During the early 1990s, to help GAO a) hire, retain, and promote young women and b) to get rid of its employees who smoked (overwhelmingly old White men), GAO gutted the smoking room in its Chicago office and turned it into a lactation room.)

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.