November 28 Evening Edition

— Rep. Luis Gutierrez announces he is not running for re-election, endorses Chuy Garcia – Diane Pathieu and Craig Wall
— OUTRAGEOUS: Rick Steves testifies in favor of marijuana legalization in Illinois – Diane Pathieu and Sarah Schulte


— OUTRAGEOUS: Rick Steves: Marijuana legalization can help West, South Sides – Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
— Five questions about legal pot that demand better answers – Editorial
— Gutierrez not running for re-election — or mayor or governor – Tina Sfondeles
— Rauner silent on $2.6M from friend supporting fund helping Roy Moore – Tina Sfondeles
— Gutierrez for president? You heard it here first – Mark Brown
— Fools and knaves and the scam of Republican tax “reform” – Robert Reich


— U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez won’t run again, wants to rebuild Puerto Rico – Rick Pearson and John Byrne
— Chicago immigration raid leaves bakery scrambling to rehire after 800 workers lost – Thomas Mulier
— Actual experts confirm that the GOP tax plan is a dud – Eric Zorn
— Trump’s petty feuds with Warren, LaVar Ball are the true offense – Clarence Page


— DuPage County approves budget that cuts sheriff’s office jobs – Robert Sanchez


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores and anti-Rauners say “Uihlein’s support for Roy Moore causes headache for Rauner.”
— Luis Gutierrez calls it quits—but why? – GREG HINZ


— Roskam talks tax reform with John and Ray


— Welcoming city status for immigrants pushed in Bloomington – Maria Nagle (DIERSEN: For a city to say that it is welcoming is that city to say that it is 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.)


— Trump’s family denied German heritage for years Father claimed he was from Sweden – JENNIFER HANSLER (DIERSEN: What percent of those in America during the 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s were anti-German? What percent of those in America today are anti-German?)


— DuPage County Board Approves 2018 Budget


— Niles Township supervisor says a property tax freeze would be life altering – Glenn Minnis


— Frank Mautino’s Attorney abruptly cancels FOIA Hearing in Edgar County Circuit Court – JOHN KRAFT


— Is Gov. Rauner Buying the Support of Illinois GOP County Chairmen? – John Biver
— “Is America Racist?” – John Biver (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, America is anti-White.)


— Pritzker, DGA respond *** Rauner completely dodges questions on Uihlein
— Erika Harold campaign claims Pat Quinn is a “Madigan ally”


— 21 Times Exiting Rep. Luis Gutierrez Touted Open-Borders – JOHN BINDER


— With Gutierrez’s Departure, Dems Will Lose Leading Open Borders Crusader – Will Racke


— Jack Ryan’s past was laid bare; all the more reason to see John Conyers’ – David Freddoso


— Congress Shouldn’t Rub SALT in the Wound – Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores say “Donor Backing Roy Moore (Richard Uihlein) Causes Headaches for Other Republicans.”

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.