October 4 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois House endorsements, round 2 – Ives, Baumer, Winger, Holan, Breen, Wheeler, and Bernas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-house-endorsements-madigan-rauner-edit-1005-md-20161005-story.html
— Orland Park considers hiking mayor’s salary to $150,000 – Gregory Pratt
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-orland-park-mayor-salary-st-1004-20161003-story.html
— Trump falls in Forbes 400 wealth ranking, Illinois’ Ken Griffin rises – Robert Channick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-forbes-400-wealthiest-1005-biz-20161004-story.html
— Appeals court reopens door to Election Day voter registration in Illinois – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-same-day-voter-registration-met-1005-20161004-story.html
— There are too many abusers like Dennis Hastert, victim tells Senate panel – Christy Gutowski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-dennis-hastert-senate-hearing-met-20161004-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Does Donald Trump help himself by bringing up Monicagate?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-giuliani-clinton-monica-lewinsky-perspec-1005-md-20161004-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The question no one is asking about Donald Trump.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-taxes-garrison-keillor-20161004-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judge clears way for Election Day registration in polling places – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/judge-clears-way-for-election-day-registration-in-polling-places/
— Protesters take issue with mayor’s police oversight plan – Jesse Betend
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago/protesters-take-issue-with-mayors-police-oversight-plan/
— Suburban Cook workers next in line for paid sick leave – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, what would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use against you?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress a) that I got paid sick days for almost 30 years while I worked for the federal government (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/sick-leave-general-information/) and b) that my many unused sick days were counted as though I had worked them to give me a slightly higher pension.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-suburban-cook-workers-next-in-line-for-paid-sick-leave/
— Vote fraud, intimidation allegations hurled about in Kankakee Co. – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/kankakee-county-investigates-vote-buying-allegations/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville Republicans hosting spring primary to make election ‘open’ – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: If you are NOT going to defend and advance the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform, you should NOT seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161004/news/161009522/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican voters in Naperville Township should mark their calendars for Feb. 28, 2017, when they can head to the polls for a primary election. The Naperville Township Republican Organization decided to hold a primary next year instead of a caucus to choose candidates for positions before the April 4 election. Seats included in the primary are for supervisor, clerk, assessor, highway commissioner and four township trustees. Carl Schultz, Naperville Township Republican chairman, said the group chose to buck its recent trend of slating candidates through a caucus because a primary will allow all interested voters to get involved. “I think it’s a very positive move,” Naperville Township Supervisor Rachel Ossyra said. “It shows the organization’s commitment to transparency, accountability and ensuring all the voters have access.” With a caucus, state-mandated to take place during a gathering on a certain night, Schultz said “there’s a lot of people that are excluded — not maliciously, but by fact.” Military members or college students or anyone who happens to be out of town on caucus night wouldn’t be able to participate, Schultz said. Neither would anyone in the hospital or unable to access the caucus site. The decision comes at a time when Naperville Township is the subject of political discussions about government consolidation — either by managing road district operations through agreements with other entities or by potentially eliminating townships themselves. “Given some of the local issues regarding townships, we thought we should broaden (the candidate selection process) and make it as open to the entire community as possible,” Schultz said. “It gives voters the best opportunity to weigh in on what’s going on.” What’s going on, Schultz and Ossyra say, is really a discussion about “modernizing government.” The discussion could mean more people will want to be involved as candidates. If there is broader interest, Naperville Township Highway Commissioner Stan Wojtasiak said hosting a primary is a good move. It allows anyone to gather signatures, get their name on the ballot and run — without having to be a party insider. “It opens up the field to anybody who has any interest,” Wojtasiak said. The Republican organization is encouraging anyone who wants to run for a township position to review the 2017 candidate’s guide from the Illinois State Board of Elections. Prospective candidates must file nominating petitions between Nov. 21 and 28.)
— Lisle: We didn’t violate open meetings act – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161004/news/161009506/
— Consolidation ahead for Lombard-area sanitary system? – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161004/news/161009519/
— Candidate Forum open to the public at Glenbard South High School on October 16 – Michelle Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161004/submitted/161009643/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner says he’s negotiated better terms on bad swaps deal – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161004/BLOGS02/161009949/rauner-says-hes-negotiated-better-terms-on-bad-swaps-deal
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Duckworth pulls away from Kirk in latest poll.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161004/BLOGS02/161009958/duckworth-pulls-away-from-kirk-in-latest-poll

 

AM 560
— Chicago’s Morning Answer – Juanita Broaddrick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKAIVpM0Cgc

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Biden says Trump’s “ignorance is so profound” and asks “How can someone so out of touch ask to lead this country?”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/biden-on-trump-hes-not-a-bad-man-but-his-ignorance-is-so-profound

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— After Hastert, Illinois pushes for change to child abuse law – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article105727601.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Davis, LaHood talk politics at chamber breakfast – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/davis-lahood-talk-politics-at-chamber-breakfast/article_7ffe266f-60dd-5c23-99e8-4230ffc33a10.html

 

WSIL TV
— Trump’s down-ballot impact? Dems, GOP disagree – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33313878/trumps-down-ballot-impact-dems-gop-disagree

 

WQLZ
— Rauner Doesn’t Make Top 10 Richest Illinoisians List
http://www.wqlz.com/2016/10/04/rauner-doesnt-make-top-10-richest-illinoisians-list/

 

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Non-compete agreements banned for low-wage employees in Illinois – Dawn Geske
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511014620-non-compete-agreements-banned-for-low-wage-employees-in-illinois

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Pastors to Protest IRS Restrictions on Speaking About Politics – Anugrah Kumar
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/10/pastors-to-protest-irs-restrictions-on-speaking-about-politics/
— “What We Have Here is Failure to Communicate” – John Biver, David Smith, and Monte Larrick
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/podcast/illinois-family-spotlight-007/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LEFTIST GROUPS ORGANIZE TO REQUIRE COOK COUNTY BUSINESSES PAY SICK DAYS  (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, what would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use against you?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress a) that I got paid sick days for almost 30 years while I worked for the federal government (
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/sick-leave-general-information/) and b) that my many unused sick days were counted as though I had worked them to give me a slightly higher pension.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/leftist-groups-organize-to-require-cook-county-businesses-pay-sick-days.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? AT ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE BANQUET 2016 FEATURING MICHELLE BACHMANN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/wheres-weyermuller-at-illinois-family-institute-banquet-2016-featuring-michelle-bachmann-.html
— IS FORCING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO FUND SAFE ROADS THE ANSWER?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/is-forcing-a-constitutional-amendment-to-fund-safe-roads-the-answer.html
— FORMER YORK TOWNSHIP GOP COMMITTEEMAN CHRIS LADD PUBLICLY ABANDONS MARK KIRK
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/former-york-township-gop-committeeman-publicly-abandons-mark-kirk-.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Ty Fahner behind LOLIllinois campaign
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/04/ty-fahner-behind-lolillinois-campaign/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Clinton, Duckworth leading bigly.”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/04/poll-clinton-duckworth-leading-bigly/
— Schneider poll has him ahead by 5, Dold launches new TV ad
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/03/schneider-poll-has-him-ahead-by-5-dold-launches-new-tv-ad/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— ALISM, ECONOMY, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ISSUES  A (SADLY SHORT) LIST OF ADMIRABLE FOREIGN LEADERS – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/10/04/a-sadly-short-list-of-admirable-foreign-leaders/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Yes Virginia, Aliens Are Registered or Voting… and in Pennsylvania, by the Thousands – J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2016/10/03/yes-virginia-aliens-are-registered-and-voting-and-in-pennsylvania-by-the-thousands/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— LGBT groups angered as Florida county registers voters at Chick-fil-A – Fr. Mark Hodges
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/stonewall-democratic-party-leader-complains-about-voter-registration-at-chi

 

DAILY CALLER
— Air Force Announces It Will Mandate Diversity Quotas In Candidate Pools For Key Positions – Jonah Bennett (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/02/air-force-announces-it-will-mandate-diversity-quotas-in-candidate-pools-for-key-positions/
— When It Comes To Celebrating And Promoting Women, Trump Has Always Walked the Walk – Stewart Lawrence
http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/04/when-it-comes-to-celebrating-and-promoting-women-trump-has-always-walked-the-walk/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump as Role Model? G.O.P. Senator ‘Absolutely’ Has Second Thoughts.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/05/us/politics/senate-kelly-ayotte-donald-trump.html

 
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Michelle Obama lacerates Donald Trump and even mocks his mic complaints.”
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-vice-presidential-debate-live-michelle-obama-lacerates-donald-trump-1475624565-htmlstory.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump used $286G in charity money to build his political brand.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-286g-charity-money-build-political-brand-article-1.2816864

 

BLOOMBERG
— Illinois Renegotiates Derivative Deals as Rating Approaches Junk – Elizabeth Campbell
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-04/illinois-renegotiates-derivative-deals-as-rating-approaches-junk
— Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Was a Failure at Business (DIERSEN: Are you a failure?  If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that I am a government failure because I did not make GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, or Senior Executive Service ($160,300) by age 40. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout that if they had been a federal employee, the federal government would have promoted them into its Senior Executive Service long before they were 40.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2016-10-04/hillary-clinton-says-donald-trump-was-a-failure-at-business

 

1011 NOW
— Lawmakers concerned as millennials show little interest in public service – Peter Zampa (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Lawmakers-concerned-as-millennials-continue-to-show-little-interest-in-public-service-395866121.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Are millennials uninterested in public service? That’s a question lawmakers are pondering in Washington. Statistics show younger generations are scared off by federal government jobs. “Bring back this sense of civic idealism that you can make a difference,” said Steven Olikara, Founding President of the Millennial Action Project. Millennials are shying away from public service. The goal of the Millennial Action Project is to bring American politics into a more inclusive and bipartisan age, by using the talents of younger generations. “There’s this larger narrative that we have to combat which is that you can’t make a difference in public service,” said Olikara. “The levels of distrust continue to be high levels. Something like 80 percent of millennials don’t trust the government to do the right thing.” Olikara says recruitment and compensation are two huge issues when it comes to incentivizing young people. “There is a systemic problem, we need cultural change, and I think the biggest thing I hear all the time is, we need to be rewarding talent and rewarding results,” said Olikara.)

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— 10 Times Donald Trump Bad-Mouthed People for Not Paying Taxes – Brad Tuttle
http://time.com/money/4516670/donald-trump-not-paying-taxes-criticism/

 

FED SMITH
— Upping Your Government Career Game with Higher Ed – H. E. James  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/10/04/upping-your-government-career-game-with-higher-ed/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Keep politics out of the office to comply with Hatch Act – Jory Heckman
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2016/10/keep-politics-office-comply-hatch-act/

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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