November 12 Evening Edition

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 14 Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries issued ‘same-site’ licenses to sell weed, including 3 in Chicago;-3-in-chicago/5690215/
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Springfield to push for rework of tax formula for Chicago casino – Craig Wall

— Chicago Mayor Pleads Case in Springfield on Casino, Budget Lightfoot is aiming for legislation that would help Chicago attract casino developers

— With Budget Help Unlikely In Springfield, Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lays Out Alternatives To Avoid Bigger Property Tax Hike

— Chicago mayor pleads case in Springfield on casino, budget – AP

— As recreational marijuana comes to Illinois, beware the dangers of THC vaping – Editorial
— Recreational pot issue generating ‘enthusiastic’ debate throughout Southland as towns mull allowing sales – TED SLOWIK
— House Speaker Michael Madigan promises challenge if former Rep. Luis Arroyo takes part in choosing his replacement – JAMIE MUNKS
— The Daily’s coverage of Jeff Sessions: A teaching moment for Northwestern – Editorial
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DuPage County Board lifts 10-year ban, votes to allow video gaming in unincorporated areas – ALICIA FABBRE
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Commissioner Tim Elliott, R-Glen Ellyn, said the downside is people have to lose money at the machines in order for the county to receive any money in video gambling taxes. “The revenue we would receive as a county is a fraction of what our residents would lose,” Elliot said, estimating gamers would have to lose a total of $5.5 million for the county to take in $276,000. “That’s not economic development. That is the opposite of economic development.” . . . Board member Pete DiCianni, R-Elmhurst, requested the vote be tabled so that people would have a chance to weigh in, but other commissioners countered that the item was on the agenda and the public had notice of the meeting. DiCianni, who also suggested letting voters decide if the ban should be lifted, said allowing video gambling in unincorporated areas would put more pressure on municipalities that have banned it.)

— Lessons from The Daily Northwestern’s apology for doing good journalism College journalists are under pressure because campus groups don’t necessarily appreciate the basic practices and standards of what is newsworthy. – Editorial

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DuPage County lifts ban on video gambling – Robert Sanchez
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Still, six Republican board members voted against the repeal: Grant Eckhoff of Wheaton, Tim Elliott of Glen Ellyn, Pete DiCianni of Elmhurst, Sean Noonan of Elmhurst, Jim Healy of Naperville and Robert Larsen of Wheaton. Larsen said he has seen the negative impacts of gambling. And while lifting the ban will generate revenue for the county, he said, “not all revenue is good revenue.” “I don’t think it’s right for DuPage County,” he said. Elliott said he’s concerned that lifting the ban will create problems for businesses in municipalities that prohibit video gambling. “The two largest municipalities in my district — Wheaton and Glen Ellyn — have banned video gaming,” Elliott said. “What are you going to do to them when you allow video gaming in every unincorporated area that borders them?”)
— OUTSTANDING: Kane County Board bans recreational pot sales in unincorporated areas – James Fuller
— Lake County Board adopts $571.8 million budget, keeps tax levy flat – Russell Lissau
— DuPage County voters to decide if recorder’s office should be eliminated – Robert Sanchez
— Illinois House GOP pushes once again for ‘urgent’ ethics overhauls – JERRY NOWICKI

— Report: Election vendors are ‘prime targets,’ need oversight – AP

— Trump Impeachment Plays Out In Closely Divided 13th Congressional District

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DuPage County Lifts Video Gambling Ban

— IL-14: James Marter Update 
— IL-14: Anthony Catella Releases Video
— IL-14: Sue Rezin, the Bull-fighter, with Winning Record, Part 2: Opportunities 
— Dan Ugaste Supports Ethics Reforms

— Ban these sweepstakes machines

— Why Trump is the Black Voters’ Clear Choice in 2020 – Lloyd Marcus
— How the Deep State Media Operate – Lawrence Sellin

— Trump: Open Borders Threatens the Wage Gains of America’s Lowest-Income Workers – John Carney

— Mark Sanford exits GOP presidential primary – RACHEL FRAZIN
— Duckworth celebrates Veterans Day with deported veterans in Mexico – REBECCA KLAR

— Millennials complain about age discrimination more than older people – Noah Manskar (DIERSEN: If are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who does not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40, the federal government will get rid of you.)

— Rev Up Your On-The-Job Training To Attract And Engage Young Talent – Mark C. Perna (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997. The entire first 6 months that I worked for IRS was classroom and on-the-job training. During the almost 9 years that I worked for IRS and the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, both agencies provided me with lots of high-quality relevant in-house training.)

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.