November 28 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Megyn Kelly in Lombard advises Trump: ‘Try to take the high road’ – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: Megyn Kelly spoke at Dan Goodwin’s outstanding Annual Holiday Luncheon Monday, November 28, 2016, at the Westin Hotel in Lombard. She was interviewed by Indiana Governor Elect Eric Holcomb.  The 500+ attendees included Cubs players David Ross, Kyle Schwarber, and Pedro Strop; current and former federal officials Biggert, Hultrgen, Kinzinger, LaHood, and Roskam; current and former Illinois officials Bellock, Brady, Biggins, Coladipietro, Connelly, Daniels, Dillard, Fortner, Ives, Lauzen, McConnaughy, Millner, Munger, Murphy, Oberweis, Reboletti, Sanguinetti, Wehrli, and Winger; current and former county officials Berlin, Bucholz, Cantore, Carlin, Cronin, Eckhoff,Elliott, Fichtner, Grant, Grasso, Grogan, Henry, Hinds, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, King, Krajewski, Mazzochi, Murphy, Painter, Puchalski, Redick, Ruscitti, Schillerstrom, Schultz, Zaruba, and Zay; township officials Anderson, Dabrowski, Kain, Keller, and Valle; current and former party leaders Brady, Claar, Donovan, Durante, Fisher, Marchese, Minor, Porter, and Schneider; judges Birkett, Diamond, Fawell, Guerin, Jorgensen, Kinsella, Kleeman, McJoynt, and O’Shea; and many others including Bond, Gidwitz, Fitzpatrick, Marquardt, Proft, Ricketts, Shaw, and the Wagners. This outstanding annual event benefits the New Directions Affordable Housing Corporation.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161128/news/161129038/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Roughly 140 elected officials were on hand to hear her speak, including Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin. Others in the crowd included business leaders, professionals and civic leaders. Before Kelly took the stage, Goodwin explained why he hosts the annual event, which helped raise money the New Directions Affordable Housing Corporation. “This is an opportunity for us to do something for the holidays,” Goodwin told the crowd. “The reason all of you have been invited here is because you have something special about you. You make a difference in the world.”)
— Four of nine Wheaton City Council candidates running for West District seat – Jessica Cilella  (DIERSEN: Approximately half of my precinct is in the West District and approximately half is in the East District.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161128/news/161129002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Scalzo said he wants to serve another four years to provide continuity on the council. Bobby McNeily, a nonprofit professional, filed simultaneously with Scalzo on the first day of filing. McNeily has served on the city’s community relations commission for two years and said he is running because he hopes to inspire other millennials to run for public office. A lottery will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday to determine whose name will appear first on the ballot. Other candidates for the West District seat are Lynn Robbins, a former Illinois Park and Recreation Association board member, and Joseph Leone. In the East District, incumbent Thor Saline will face Michael Barbier, a project engineer for DuPage County, and Thomas Dymit, a Chicago Symphony Chorus singer and North Central College faculty member. Councilmen John Rutledge in the South District and Phil Suess in the North District will run unopposed.)
— Naperville council race features 8 candidates for 4 seats – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161128/news/161129003/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock asks for change of venue to Peoria – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-aaron-schock-wants-new-venue-met-1128-20161128-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “How Donald Trump’s immigration plan could hurt tech and its workers.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-immigrants-tech-trump-bsi-20161128-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s illegal voters lie is just a distraction.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-trump-illegal-voters-huppke-20161128-story.html
— Which Democrats will run for president in 2020? – Chris Cillizza
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-democrats-2020-presidential-election-20161128-story.html
— Fixing Illinois: Will Madigan, Cullerton let workers comp be a starting point for compromise? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-madigan-rauner-cullerton-work-comp-edit-jm-20161123-story.html
— Republicans accuse Democrats of ‘good cop, bad cop’ routine on Rauner agenda – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-madigan-illinois-budget-meeting-met-1129-20161128-story.html
— ComEd, Exelon scale back controversial bill, again – Ally Marotti
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-comed-rate-increase-1129-biz-20161128-story.html
— Following grandson’s death, Davis seeks more spending in poor neighborhoods – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-danny-davis-violence-met-1129-20161129-story.html
— Rescue 2 Illinois nukes? Why Springfield shouldn’t pick winners and losers – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-nuclear-comed-exelon-power-plants-illinois-edit-1129-jm-20161128-story.html
— First commercial Havana-bound flights touch down amid transition for U.S., Cuba – Lauren Zumbach and Robert Channick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-airlines-cuba-1129-biz-20161128-story.html
— A recount won’t change the election results, but Trump and the political fringes are debating it anyway – Noah Bierman and Michael A. Memoli
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-trump-recount-20161128-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Black politicians unite after murder of congressman’s grandson – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/black-politicians-unite-after-murder-of-congressmans-grandson/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Biz opposition grows as Exelon trims bailout bill again – STEVE DANIELS
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161128/NEWS11/161129911/biz-opposition-grows-as-exelon-trims-bailout-bill-again

 

ABC7
— GOV. RAUNER ON BUDGET IMPASSE, PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-rauner-on-budget-impasse-donald-trump/1628537/
— OHIO STATE ATTACKER ID’D AFTER COLUMBUS ACTIVE SHOOTER ALERT – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/news/osu-attacker-idd-after-columbus-active-shooter-alert/1628656/
— MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY SHOT PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND, KILLING UNBORN CHILD, FATALLY SHOT BY POLICE – Jessica D’Onofrio and Liz Nagy
http://abc7chicago.com/news/pregnant-woman-shot-by-boyfriend-unborn-child-killed-family-says/1628422/

 

NBC5
— Lawmakers Reconvene for Budget Negotiations, Veto Sessions  As lawmakers prepare to reconvene in Springfield Tuesday for the final string of veto sessions, some pivotal measures remain on the table. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Things-to-Look-Out-for-in-the-Upcoming-Veto-Session-story-403446376.html
— Illinois Lawmakers Face Exelon Energy Plan, Derided as ‘Bailout’ – John O’Connor
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-lawmakers-face-exelon-energy-plan-derided-as-bailout-403439676.html
— Rauner Pushes Balanced Budget, Reforms Ahead of Veto Sessions  As the Illinois General Assembly prepares to reconvene in Springfield Tuesday for a second round of veto sessions, Gov. Bruce Rauner pushed for a full, balanced budget that includes a series of reforms from his “turnaround agenda.” – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauner-Continues-to-Push-for-Balanced-Budget-Reforms-403424536.html
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/rauner-403362306.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner Seeking Daily Budget Meetings With Top Lawmakers
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/11/28/rauner-seeking-daily-budget-meetings-with-top-lawmakers/
— OUTRAGEOUS: IDOT Announces Driverless Cars, Says Illinois Needs To Prepare
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/11/28/idot-announces-driverless-cars-says-illinois-needs-to-prepare/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/220151139-story

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats try to force a fight on Trump business interests  Trump involved in more than 500 companies – Cristina Alesci and Jon Sarlin
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/democrats-try-to-force-a-fight-on-trump-business-interests
— Saudis believe Trump will unleash America’s economy  Maintaining oil production ‘justifiable’ – Matt Egan
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/saudis-believe-trump-will-unleash-americas-economy

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Rauner does about-face, reveals ‘positive conversation’ with Trump – Jeff Gantt
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511049374-rauner-does-about-face-reveals-positive-conversation-with-trump

 

ELMHURST PATCH
— Who’s Who in DuPage Politics? New Elected Officials To Be Sworn In Next Week  Get to know your new elected officials before they take the oath of office next Monday. – Anicka Slachta
http://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/whos-who-dupage-politics-new-elected-officials-be-sworn-next-week

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Governor’s Office warns of possible $47 billion bill backlog in four years
http://ilnews.org/11092/governors-office-warns-possible-47-billion-bill-backlog-four-years/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— IL Legislators Want to Spend Taxes on Abortions – Monte Larrick
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/il-legislators-want-spend-taxes-abortions/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: ALL-STAR HEARTLAND PANEL DISCUSS NOV. 8TH “EARTHQUAKE” ELECTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/11/thorner-all-star-heartland-panel-discuss-nov-8th-earthquake-election.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Republicans suggest there’s a divide between Democratic leaders
http://capitolfax.com/2016/11/28/republicans-suggest-divide-between-democratic-leaders/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Megyn Kelly Was Just Asked If She Would Ever Join Donald Trump’s Administration. Here’s How She Responded. – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/28/megyn-kelly-was-just-asked-if-she-would-ever-join-donald-trumps-administration-heres-how-she-responded/

 

GOPUSA
— Elite Media Plot New Censorship Regime
http://www.gopusa.com/elite-media-plot-new-censorship-regime/
— Obama hastens deal accepting 1.8K rejected Muslims
http://www.gopusa.com/obama-hastens-deal-accepting-1-8k-rejected-muslims/
— Obama Whitewashes Castro’s Tyranny in ‘Carefully-Worded’ Statement
http://www.gopusa.com/obama-whitewashes-castros-tyranny-in-carefully-worded-statement/
— HUD pays low-income families to live upscale
http://www.gopusa.com/hud-pays-low-income-families-to-live-upscale/

 

THE HILL
— Romney flirtation jolts Trump World – JONATHAN SWAN AND BEN KAMISAR
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/307797-romney-flirtation-jolts-trump-world

 

POLITICO
— Indicted Schock asks to move case to his hometown – JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/aaron-schock-trial-illinois-231901

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump Gives Mitt Romney a Second Interview for Diplomatic Post – PETER NICHOLAS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-gives-mitt-romney-a-second-interview-for-diplomatic-post-1480379550

 

CATO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A Wall Is an Impractical, Expensive, and Ineffective Border Plan.”
https://www.cato.org/blog/border-wall-impractical-expensive-ineffective-plan

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.

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