May 24 Evening Edition

— State budget impasse continues as legislative session nears end – Sarah Schulte
— McDonald’s workers demand higher pay in Oak Brook – Laura Podesta
— Family sues Naperville high school, police after student’s suicide – Liz Nagy


— 23 Million More Uninsured With GOP Health Bill, Analysts Say  Trump and Republicans celebrated House passage of the bill earlier this month – Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar


— Emanuel Urges A Focus On Governor Rauner To Fund CPS, Resolve Budget – Craig Dellimore


— The bill is due: CPS owes staggering amount on teachers’ pension fund – BEN BRADLEY


— Trump’s budget plan includes cuts to food assistance programs – AP


— Republicans go on the attack after Democrats’ tax vote – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
— The Pritzker property tax ‘Oops!’ — An embarrassing twist in the race for Illinois governor – Editorial
— Family of Naperville teen who committed suicide sues school, police – Stacy St. Clair
— Chicago in epicenter of charter school teacher contract disputes – Diane Rado and Juan Perez Jr.
— Chicago-based to stop advertising on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Should I publish a list of all my critics/opponents, a list of all their operatives, and a list of all their dupes?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Wednesday, Hannity sent a steady stream of tweets that targeted Media Matters for America, the liberal lobbyists who a day earlier had posted a list of his show’s advertisers on its web site. Targeting a show’s advertisers is a potent line of attack in television; the swift abandonment of Bill O’Reilly’s advertisers last month after the revelation of settlements paid to women to quiet harassment charges was widely considered a factor in his firing by Fox. Media Matters is “targeting my advertisers to silence my voice,” Hannity tweeted. “They hope to get me fired. Rush (Limbaugh), O’Reilly, (Glenn) Beck, (Don) Imus and now me.” He posted a series of links to articles about Media Matters’ funding, and ties to figures reviled by many conservatives, like George Soros and Bill Clinton. Media Matters denied that it was mounting a pressure campaign focusing on Hannity’s advertisers. The organization’s president Angelo Carusone said he hadn’t spoken to any sponsors. He said he wanted advertisers to be aware of Hannity’s “volatility” as part of a general Media Matters campaign to get them to think about advertising on Fox; Media Matters hasn’t posted a list of sponsors for any other specific show. Saying there’s no boycott campaign may be a distinction without a difference, however. Media Matters listed on its website more than 150 companies that had run commercials on “Hannity” in May, ranging from Lexus to Reddi-wip to Comedy Central. Hannity tweeted Wednesday that he’d spoken to several of his advertisers and they said they’d been “inundated” with emails urging them to stop running commercials on his show. said in a statement that its decision to advertise on a show doesn’t mean it agrees or disagrees with its content. “We don’t have the ability to influence content at the time we make our advertising purchase,” the company said. “In this case, we’ve been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity.” The company did not make clear when it made that decision or what about Hannity’s content influenced its executives. A company representative did not immediately return a call seeking comment. By alerting his supporters about the list of advertisers, Hannity has played into his critics’ hands, Carusone said. “He has demonstrated that he’s totally volatile and out of control,” he said. “Hannity has done more to create pressure for his advertisers than I have.” Carusone suggested that Hannity is “acting out of fear and anxiety over the future of Fox News by preying on the fears and anxieties of his audience.” “We’re not running a campaign to get him fired right now,” he said.)
— Illinois dismisses three football players arrested in dormitory incident
— McDonald’s shareholder meeting brings roar of protests but few surprises – Samantha Bomkamp
— Zillow looks to crowdsourcing to improve ‘Zestimates’ – Mary Ellen Podmolik
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s budget: A slow boat to disaster.”
— Illinois Democrats condemn Republican health care plan again after new estimates emerge – Katherine Skiba
— New gun range rules approved by City Council – Hal Dardick
— African-American aldermen praise, remind Emanuel on black hiring issue – John Byrne  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, 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 for a long time.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs promote pot.  If you promote pot, you promote destruction.


— $3 million program would help police, fire, paramedics buy city homes – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who work in your municipality say that they do not live in your municipality because it is too expensive?)
— Trump-Ryan health care bill creates 23 million losers – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have financial, health, and/or other problems.  To motivate their operatives and their dupes to hate me, my critics/opponents stress to them that because I am a federal retiree, my wife and I have subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance for life.  We pay only $5,763 a year for coverage that they would have to pay $23,051 a year for.)


— Unacceptable – Citizens must again press lawmakers for budget – Editorial—citizens-must-again-press-lawmakers-for-budget
— Lawsuit claims ‘excessive’ questioning led to Naperville North student’s death – Marie Wilson
— Kane County agrees to severance package for ex-employee who accused Lauzen of harassment – James Fuller


— Illinois budget spotlight shifts to Madigan – GREG HINZ
— Health insurers stiffed by budgetless Illinois take plea to federal court – KRISTEN SCHORSCH


— OUTSTANDING: County cops against loosening pot laws  Pending bills would legalize pot sales of 28 grams or fewer – CHRISTOPHER HEIMERMAN


— Casino bills taking billions from state – John Kindt


— Must Be Nice – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, 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 for a long time.)


— Property taxes a matter of locale – Tom Kacich


— House Republican Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, Who’s Against Tax Increases Sponsors Bill That Would Increase Taxes – Rachel Droze


— McCarter Votes ‘No’ on Tax Increases  McCarter Says Taxpayers Are Being Punished for a Problem They Didn’t Create  (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion punishes those who did not create the problem.)


— College of DuPage -Glaser & Sapyta – Parties reported that this case has settled – Kirk Allen


— ILGOP unleashes robocalls in wake of Senate tax hike vote
— It’s not 4.95 percent, it’s 5.81 percent for the rest of this year


— QUESTIONING ‘DIVERSITY’ IS THE NEW BLASPHEMY  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, 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 for a long time.)


— Sanctuary Cities Defined by DOJ
— North Carolina teen not sorry for ‘Build the wall’ quote that caused school to pull yearbook


— Despite Record Reporting Bias, Trump’s Base Remains Solid – John and Andy Schlafly,_Trump%E2%80%99s_Base_Remains_Solid


— Members Of Manchester Attacker’s Mosque Knew He Had A Problem – Saagar Enjeti
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with terrorists.


— How liberal cities, states are trying to thwart Trump’s border wall – Rafael Carranza and Gustavo Solis


— White House Taps Civil Service Reform Veteran to Lead OPM – Katherine McIntire Peters  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be conservative and/or claim to be Republican BUT WHO SIDE WITH THE DEMOCRATS WHO WASTED MY CAREER IN THE FEDERAL GOVERMENT AND FORCED ME TO TAKE THEIR EARLY RETIREMENT “OFFER” IN 1997 WHEN I WAS 49 YEARS OLD? The aforesaid have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)

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.