May 26 Evening Edition

— Memorial Day Parade held in Chicago
– Chicago police step up patrols for Memorial Day weekend – Will Jones
— Office of Refugee Resettlement can’t verify whereabouts of 1,475 migrant children – Danny Clemens


— Efforts to arm teachers resisted by one key group: insurance companies – Todd C. Frankel
— Man held on 30K, accused of firing shots off Marina City balcony – Deanese Williams-Harris


— 10 years later: Honor Flight Chicago still powerful journey for vets, volunteers – Thom Serafin
— More LGBTQ issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision – AP


— Legislature passes bills on payouts over sexual misconduct allegations – Isabella Murray


— Illinois House divided on allowing police drone surveillance at events – Maximilian Kwiatkowski
— Plan for Springfield casino floated again, but won’t be part of expansion this year – Crystal Thomas and Doug Finke
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use problems with opioids to push pot.


— Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold Says State Failing #MeToo Test – Cole Lauterbach


— Trump Makes It Easier To Fire Deficient Govt Workers… Finally – JAZZ SHAW (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are deficient? I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am deficient. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) every decision that I make to include or to not include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) every comment that I make on the article that I include. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)


— David Hogg’s Publix stunt is an Alinsky-style shakedown – Monica Showalter


— NARAL pledges $5 million to elect abortion advocates to U.S. House – Calvin Freiburger


— Poor People’s Campaign Is The Angry Response To Inequality America Needs – Leo W. Gerard (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have not done enough to help the poor.)


— Sen. Tammy Duckworth expresses support for protesters in wake of new NFL National Anthem policy – Jennifer Hansler


— Credit analysts focus on substance over timing of Illinois budget – Reuters

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.