October 6 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois pension funding gap at $1.2 trillion – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/210085610-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Final round of endorsements for the Illinois House: Lindsay Parkhurst, David Olsen, Norine Hammond, Avery Bourne, Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, Reginald “Reggie” Phillips, Mike Babcock, Dwight Kay, Katherine Ruocco, and Dave Severin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-house-endorsements-madigan-rauner-edit-1007-jm-20161006-story.html
— GOP poised to gain a few Illinois statehouse seats, but little will change – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-rauner-madigan-illinois-legislature-republicans-perspec-20161006-column.html
— Comptroller warns state could delay employee pension contribution due to Rauner-Madigan impasse – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-leslie-munger-illinois-pension-payment-met-1007-20161006-story.html
— Duckworth hauls in $4.1 million over summer for Kirk challenge – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-tammy-duckworth-mark-kirk-fundraising-met-1007-20161006-story.html
— Chicago State’s Code of Silence – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-state-university-hush-money-edit-1008-md-20161006-story.html
— Citing beating of officer, Chicago’s top cop says police are ‘second-guessing themselves’ – Jeremy Gorner and Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-citing-beating-of-officer-chicago-s-top-cop-says-police-are-second-guessing-themselves-20161006-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago’s top cop said Thursday one of his officers was seriously beaten at an accident scene because the national focus on police shootings has caused officers to second-guess themselves. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the patrol officer told him she did not use her gun to defend herself for fear of a backlash.  “She didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news,” he said. The injured officer, a 17-year Chicago police veteran, got into a struggle with a man who allegedly was high on PCP after she stopped at a crash scene in the Austin community on the West Side on Wednesday morning. The suspect smashed the officer’s face into the pavement repeatedly until she was unconscious, police said.)
— Candidates seek volunteer support as well as votes – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-204-candidate-forum-st-1007-20161006-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Connecting with an audience of high school students who for the most part aren’t old enough to vote isn’t always easy for political candidates. But Tonia Khouri, Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District on the November ballot, had a definite ace in the hole at Tuesday’s candidate fair and forum at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora. The event was hosted by the YMCA Youth and Government delegations from Indian Prairie District 204’s three high schools in conjunction with the civics education group Mikva Challenge and the League of Women Voters of Naperville. Khouri was one of eight candidates and one candidate representative appealing for voter and volunteer support. One of her talking points was that while many students aren’t voting constituents, they still can participate in the political process by joining a campaign as a volunteer, making phone calls or handing out literature.)
— Sugar Grove man Jim Gibson shares inside view of Trump pageant controversy – Denise Crosby
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-abn-crosby-trump-pageants-st-1004-20161004-27-column.html
— VERY SAD: High school students choose Clinton, Duckworth in mock election – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-mock-election-st-1007-20161006-story.html
— Elgin man facing deportation seeks sanctuary in DuPage County church – David Sharos and Christy Gutowski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-sanctuary-church-dupage-st-1007-20161006-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump camp balks at removing ‘Trump Plaza’ Chicago street sign – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/trump-push-back-on-removal-of-trump-plaza-chicago-street-sign/
— Reject transportation ‘lock box’ amendment – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-reject-transportation-lock-box-amendment/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Barrington-area GOP lawmakers deliver grim outlook – Doug T. Graham
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/news/161009189/
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Dold says he’ll back a write-in candidate for president instead of Trump – Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/news/161009261/
— Marwig v. McAuliffe: The most expensive statehouse race in the nation is in the suburbs – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/news/310069950/
— Endorsement: Moylan in Illinois House District 55
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/discuss/161009319/
— Endorsement: Willis in House Dist. 77
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/discuss/161009321/
— Sean Hannity says Fox colleague Megyn Kelly backs Clinton – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/news/310069940/
— Should the Lake County recorder’s office merge with the clerk’s office? – Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/news/161009243/
— Hose, Olsen offer different views on bathroom access – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/news/161009179/
— Pierog tries to unseat Oberweis in state Senate’s 25th District – Susan Sarkauskas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161006/news/161009164/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Will somebody in Carol Stream please put their house on the market? – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20161006/CRED0701/161009910/will-somebody-in-carol-stream-please-put-their-house-on-the-market
— Homebuilders lose lawsuit over Chicago affordable housing law – ALBY GALLUN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20161006/CRED0701/161009908/homebuilders-lose-lawsuit-over-chicago-affordable-housing-law
— Mars Wrigley to base HQ in Chicago – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161006/BLOGS02/161009891/mars-wrigley-to-base-hq-in-chicago

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Endorsements: 14th Congressional District: Randy Hultgren
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/10/03/endorsements-14th-congressional-district-randy-hultgren/a42dxd6/

 

WQAD
— Illinois comptroller continues to push ‘no budget, no pay’ for lawmakers – SARAH TISINGER
http://wqad.com/2016/10/05/illinois-comptroller-continues-to-push-no-budget-no-pay-for-lawmakers/

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — At Wash University ahead of debate, College Republicans display a sign: ‘We are afraid of Trump, too’ – Ashley Jost
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/at-wash-u-ahead-of-debate-college-republicans-display-a/article_f7a49397-c4de-5007-bd78-f6c870327b6d.html

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: “Soapbox Momma” promotes pot.
http://www.chicagonow.com/soapbox-momma/2016/10/illinois-mom-of-4-overcomes-enormous-health-challenges-with-medical-cannabis-use/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRESIDENT OBAMA ACKNOWLEDGES IL GOP SENATE COLLEAGUES FOR CAREER ASSISTANCE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/president-obama-acknowledges-il-gop-senate-colleagues-for-career-assistance.html
— PENCE’S CLEAR STAND ON ABORTION ISSUE DRAWS ACCOLADES FROM PRO-LIFE LEADERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/pences-clear-stand-on-abortion-issue-draws-accolades-from-pro-life-leaders.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— AG Madigan argues against Mautino hearing delay
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/06/ag-madigan-argues-against-mautino-hearing-delay/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Donald Trump secures law enforcement endorsements
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/6/donald-trump-secures-law-enforcement-endorsements/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— UPTION, CRIME, ELECTIONS, ISSUES  PHILADELPHIA KEEPS FELONS, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND OTHER INELIGIBLES ON VOTER ROLLS – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/10/06/philadelphia-keeps-felons-illegal-immigrants-and-other-ineligibles-on-voter-rolls/

 

GOPUSA
— Media Judgment Corrupted by Desire to Defeat Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=15633
— NRA announces $6.5M ad buy for Trump in swing states
http://www.gopusa.com/nra-announces-6-5m-ad-buy-for-trump-in-swing-states/
— Megyn Kelly attacks both Trump and Hannity
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=15656
— Vandalism of pro-Trump mural offers free-speech lesson at University of Minnesota
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=15651
— Ford chairman infuriated by Trump’s comments on Mexican manufacturing
http://www.gopusa.com/ford-chairman-infuriated-by-trumps-comments-on-mexican-manufacturing/
— Will Illegal Foreign Voters Steal the Election? – Michelle Malkin  (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats?  Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with illegals and against Americans.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=15631
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “It could all come down to Colorado.”  That’s the latest conventional wisdom from presidential poll watchers. But it may not be legal American citizens in my adopted home state who choose the next commander in chief. Instead, it could very well be foreign noncitizens voting illegally in the Rocky Mountains — and in other crucial swing states — who seal our country’s fate. Former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler identified nearly 5,000 noncitizens in Colorado who voted in the 2010 general election. Gessler’s office uncovered upwards of 12,000 noncitizens registered to vote. Liberal groups who oppose stronger election system protections attacked him for trying to verify citizenship status — because God forbid public officials sworn to uphold the rule of law actually do anything to enhance the integrity of our election system! Compounding the problem: The militant immigration expansionist group Mi Familia Vota, connected with the Service Employees International Union, has ramped up its efforts in swing states to facilitate naturalization and registration of Latino voters who will promote the open-borders agenda at the polls. Another rare defender of American sovereignty, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, fought in court for his state’s right to require citizenship documents from people who register to vote at motor vehicle offices. Last month, a federal appeals court struck down the Kansas law despite the U.S. Constitution’s conferral of responsibility for determining who may vote to states. In a scene straight out of “Alice in Wonderland,” Kobach faced a contempt hearing for battling against those who hold contempt for truly free and fair elections. He was forced to sign an agreement with the ACLU allowing more than 18,000 motor-voter registrants to cast ballots this November while litigation continues. Last year, undercover investigative journalist James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas team blew the whistle on North Carolina political operatives who encouraged people to vote even if they were noncitizens. Like Kobach, O’Keefe endures attacks on his efforts to ensure clean elections by grievance-mongers screaming about phony voter “disenfranchisement.” Never mind that a nonpartisan study in 2014 from Old Dominion University concluded “that 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of noncitizens voted in 2010.” Put on your shocked faces: These illegal noncitizen voters overwhelmingly supported Democrats. And their votes were enough to tilt the presidential election results in North Carolina to President Obama, along with handing over “Democratic victories in congressional races including a critical 2008 Senate race (Al Franken’s victory in Minnesota) that delivered for Democrats a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.” The ACLU and other left-wing groups sabotaging voter integrity laws see no voter fraud, hear no voter fraud and speak no voter fraud. Thanks to their efforts, voter ID laws have been tossed in Texas, Wisconsin and North Carolina. Committed to flooding the voting rolls with every last potential Democrat constituent, their operational motto is: No unqualified voter left behind. But J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department election lawyer in the Voting Rights Section, has exposed the systemic assault on the election process at every level by activist groups funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, including: –Blocking citizenship verification. –Automatic voter registration of welfare recipients without local verification checks. –Massive foreign language ballot expansion. –Obstruction of efforts to include state qualification instructions on voter registration forms. This past week, the Public Interest Law Foundation uncovered thousands of foreign aliens registered to vote in swing states Virginia and Pennsylvania thanks to the federal Motor Voter law. It’s the tip of the iceberg because the studies include just a small sample of counties. Oh, Virginia voters, you’ll be thrilled to know that your top election officials are now trying to cover up the true extent of the scandal. PILF noted that the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections issued a written guidance to local election officials instructing them “not to respond to our requests for records pertaining to non-citizen voters.” In Pennsylvania, election officials are so apathetic and incompetent that even when aliens begged to get off the voter rolls because they had never registered to vote in the first place, they were ignored. Catherine Engelbrecht of election integrity activist group True the Vote is right: “Just voting isn’t enough.” Keeping this republic depends on the vigilance of citizens committed to an almost impossible task these days: Making American elections American again.)

 

NEWSMAX
— Hannity: Megyn ‘Clearly’ Supports Hillary – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Fox-Kelly-Hannity-media/2016/10/05/id/751902/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Wrote About His $1 Billion Loss In 1997 — And NYT Published It! – Michael Bastasch
http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/04/trump-wrote-about-his-1-billion-loss-in-1997-and-nyt-published-it/

 

THE HILL
— Dozens of former GOP lawmakers announce opposition to Trump – Jonathan Easley  (DIERSEN: If you “announce opposition to Trump,” you will be loved by those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/299592-dozens-of-former-gop-lawmakers-announce-opposition-to-trump

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Here’s How Bernie Sanders Diehards Are Plotting To Keep Donald Trump Out Of The White House  They may not have embraced Hillary Clinton, but they loathe Trump. – Igor Bobic
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-strategic-voting-trump_us_57f6cf1ae4b068ecb5dd6830

 

POLITICO
— Kinzinger: I would vote for Pence for president in a ‘heartbeat’ – Brent Griffiths
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/adam-kinzinger-mike-pence-229211
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say: “Obama’s popularity soars thanks to Trump.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/obama-approval-rating-donald-trump-229262
— Conservatives try to undercut Christie’s role in Trump land  ‘Conservatives are very nervous about Chris Christie,’ says the leader of one activist group, with judgeships and top White House jobs potentially at stake. – Nancy Cook and Andrew Restuccia
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/chris-christie-donald-trump-transition-administration-229265

 

NBC NEWS
— Thirty Former GOP Congressmen Come Out Against Trump – LEIGH ANN CALDWELL  (DIERSEN: If you “Come Out Against Trump,” you will be loved by those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/thirty-former-gop-congressmen-come-out-against-trump-n660906

 

FCW
— Finding ways to make federal employees want to stay – Chase Gunter (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors focused on getting their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger to want to stay by focusing on getting rid their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://fcw.com/articles/2016/10/06/next-generation-feds.aspx

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Say Trump’s Tax History Is Nothing Unusual in Business  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, extremely few of my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers and subordinate took job-related college courses.  Instead, they focused on helping their superiors waste the careers of and get rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/voters_say_trump_s_tax_history_is_nothing_unusual_in_business

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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