October 10 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk spoke very highly of DuPage County District 4 Board Member Grant Eckhoff at his outstanding fundraiser Tuesday evening, October 10, 2017 at Choun’s Restaurant in Wheaton.  The 40+ attendees included Atkinson, Berlin, Bibbiano, Carlson, Cherry, Crane, Dabrowski, Falbo, Fitch, Hart, Healy, Kachiroubas, Krajewski, A. LeVan, Lollino, Mathieson, McCluskey, Rash, Tornatore, Wehling, and Zay. Event chairmen and sponsors included Berlin, Bucholz, Cronin, Curran, Cuzzone, Dabrowski, Elliott, Grant, Gresk, Grogan, Hinds, Inland Real Estate Group, Kachiroubas, Keller, McCluskey, Puchalski, Ruscitti, Tornatore, and Wilkins. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

WIREPOINTS
— “Whatever” clip encapsulates the new Rauner – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/whatever-clip-encapsulates-the-new-rauner/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When asked what he thought about all the chatter on a primary challenge from GOP Rep. Jeanne Ives, Governor Rauner had only a simple “whatever.” Unfortunately, that’s emblematic of the what Bruce Rauner has become. This is not the same Bruce Rauner who, at least through his primary run four years ago, was informed, substantive, vigorous and principled. Now, he stumbles from day to day with no purpose, unprepared and uninformed, offering little more than glib platitudes delivered with a smile. Nobody in either party in the General Assembly trusts him, and he has largely turned his office over to his wife, who holds fundamentally different views than those her husband ran on. He has lost it, and dropping out of the race is looking more and more like the right way for him to go.)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— HB40 political earthquake continues to reverberate
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/10/hb40-political-earthquake-continues-to-reverberate/
— Pritzker pledges not to dictate to Democratic legislators  (DIERSEN: Those who dictate to others or who want to dictate to others have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me. I should write a book about them.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/10/pritzker-pledges-not-to-dictate-to-democratic-legislators-kennedy-wont-commit-to-assault-weapons-ban/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Steinberg demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Ditka. Since the Civil War, anti-Republicans have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republicans oppress minorities, women, young people, veterans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, non-Protestants, non-Americans, poor people, non-German Americans, immigrants, etc.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Republicans hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/mike-ditka-racial-issues-dinosaur-steinberg/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mitchell demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Ditka. Since the Civil War, anti-Republicans have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republicans oppress minorities, women, young people, veterans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, non-Protestants, non-Americans, poor people, non-German Americans, immigrants, etc.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Republicans hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitchell-mike-ditka-turns-blind-eye-to-americas-racial-past/
— Gotta love those rich guys running America, right? – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/kadner-gotta-love-those-rich-guys-running-america-right/
— State’s psychiatric care for inmates called immoral, dangerous – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-states-psychiatric-care-for-inmates-called-immoral-dangerous/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New disclosure shows casino guard alerted hotel to gunman before Vegas massacre began. So why did it take so long to stop him? – Matt Pearce
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-las-vegas-gunman-20171010-story.html
— Northwestern Ph.D grad charged with pushing man onto CTA tracks in Loop – Megan Crepeau, Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas and Jeremy Gorner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cta-blue-line-push-20171010-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Schmich demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Ditka. Since the Civil War, anti-Republicans have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republicans oppress minorities, women, young people, veterans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, non-Protestants, non-Americans, poor people, non-German Americans, immigrants, etc.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Republicans hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-met-mike-ditka-mary-schmich-20171010-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Los Angeles Times demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump. Since the Civil War, anti-Republicans have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republicans oppress minorities, women, young people, veterans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, non-Protestants, non-Americans, poor people, non-German Americans, immigrants, etc.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Republicans hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-racist-20171010-story.html
— TRAGIC: West Dundee’s LifeZone 360 to add video gambling – Erin Sauder
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-west-dundee-lifezone-360-video-st-1011-20171010-story.html

 

DAILY HEARLD
— Early 15-1 vote to repeal soda tax; tax marijuana instead? – Kerry Lester (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171010/early-15-1-vote-to-repeal-soda-tax-tax-marijuana-instead
— Kane County Board passes budget with public safety cuts – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171010/kane-county-board-passes-budget-with-public-safety-cuts
— Tax legalized marijuana instead of soda, Cook County commissioner suggests – Kerry Lester (DIERSEN: If you push pot, you push destruction.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171010/tax-legalized-marijuana-instead-of-soda-cook-county-commissioner-suggests
— McHenry County Chairman Jack Franks won’t run for attorney general – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171010/mchenry-county-chairman-jack-franks-wont-run-for-attorney-general
— Wheaton council split on sales tax hike for downtown streetscape project – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20171010/wheaton-council-split-on-sales-tax-hike-for-downtown-streetscape-project

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois’ multibillion-dollar mountain of unpaid bills – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171010/NEWS02/171019992/illinois-multibillion-dollar-mountain-of-unpaid– bills

 

ABC7
— Cook County officials vote 15-1 to repeal sugary drink tax – Diane Pathieu and Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/cook-county-officials-vote-15-1-to-repeal-sugary-drink-tax/2515951/
— NFL commissioner: ‘Everyone should stand’ for National Anthem – CNN
http://abc7chicago.com/sports/nfl-commissioner-everyone-should-stand-for-national-anthem/2516426/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks says he won’t run for Illinois attorney general -ED KOMENDA
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/10/10/mchenry-county-board-chairman-jack-franks-says-he-wont-run-for-illinois-attorney-general/adxk73q/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump boasts of a higher IQ than Tillerson  President: I would win in IQ test – DAN MERICA  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am stupid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.  Those who hint/imply/argue/shout that others are stupid should be required to disclose in detail their education, professional certifications, professional licenses, work history, sources and amounts of income, net worth, etc.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-boasts-of-a-higher-iq-than-tillerson/831869078

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Why You Should Care About the Gerrymandering Case in Front of the Supreme Court – Brett Baker
http://www.chicagonow.com/dry-it-in-the-water/2017/10/why-you-should-care-about-the-gerrymandering-case-in-front-of-the-supreme-court/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Craig Wilcox Proposes Legal Approach to Accomplish Jack Franks’ Illegal Proposal to Abolition Pensions of Countywide Elected Officials
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/10/110017/
— Pro-Life Groups Urge No Votes for Rauner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/10/pro-life-groups-urge-no-votes-for-rauner/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage – Oral Arguments In Breuder Appeal set for November 7th, 2017 – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/10/college-of-dupage-oral-arguments-in-breuder-appeal-set-for-november-7th-2017/

 

NUMBERS USA
— Poll: 70% Support Putting American Workers First (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps put citizens of foreign countries first.)
https://www.numbersusa.com/news/poll-70-support-putting-american-workers-first

 

DAILY CALLER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in driving Trump’s approval ratings down.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/10/poll-trumps-approval-rating-is-down-in-every-state-since-inauguration/
— ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Plummet To Season Low – Katie Jerkovich
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/10/monday-night-football-ratings-plummet-to-season-low/

 

GOPUSA
— We have a right to defend ourselves (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are going to get rid of Trump and his supporters.)
http://www.gopusa.com/we-have-a-right-to-defend-ourselves/
— Democrats promise to derail Congress until illegal aliens are protected
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=31536

 

NEWSMAX
— Kinzinger: Trump ‘Doing All the Right Things’ on North Korea – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/donald-trump-adam-kinzinger-north-korea/2017/10/10/id/818797/

 

PEOPLE
— Princeton Student on Being A DREAMer: “We Deserve to Feel Safe” – DANIELA HERRERA  (DIERSEN: Since the Civil War, anti-Republicans have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republicans oppress minorities, women, young people, veterans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, non-Protestants, non-Americans, poor people, non-German Americans, immigrants, etc.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Republicans hint/imply/argue/shout at Dreamers and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://people.com/chica/princeton-university-dreamer-dada-recipient-karina-aguilar-guerrero/

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.