September 11 Evening Edition

— Remembrance ceremony at WTC site marks 17th anniversary of 9/11 – AP


— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana use up among Deerfield and Highland Park teens, according to survey – Karen Berkowitz
— Trump hails ‘brave patriots’ aboard Pennsylvania 9/11 flight – AP
— Hillary Clinton to help Democrat Lauren Underwood, other women, with New York City fundraiser – Patrick M. O’Connell
— DuPage jail inmate’s courthouse wedding hits snag — bride is no-show – Clifford Ward
— Task force will study whether Chicago should impose a universal basic income plan to help struggling families – John Byrne


— As Lawlor’s absence continues, Calabresa named interim chair of Lake County Board – Russell Lissau


— Sen. McCann files bill to repeal abortion funding law – Rick Pearson


— Judge’s Uncertainly of Dillon’s Rule Impact on Cancelling McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum Leads to Hail Mary Oral Motion by Opponents
— Sean Casten Steps into Another Cow Pie


— Wheaton donors gave $569,331.43 to candidates since last major state elections


— RSLC busts the contribution caps for Leader Durkin
— You can’t say you’ve “put forward a plan” when you clearly have not
— Pritzker revenue need “guesstimate” revised to $10.7 billion


— Obama overlooks own actions, cherry-picks survey results in Trump attacks, AP fact check finds – AP


— NRA ‘School Shield’ program awards $600,000 in grants for school security projects


— 100 Bangladeshi Nationals Apprehended near Texas Border in 3 Weeks – Bob Price


— GOP Rep. Roskam Accuses Democratic Opponent of ‘Channeling’ Trump Democrat Sean Casten using ‘politics of ridicule’ in race against vulnerable Illinois Republican


— Trump doesn’t drink booze. D.C. weighs whether to let him serve it. A group of residents complained that the owner of the Trump International Hotel fails the “good character” test required of anyone who wants to sell wine, beer or spirits in the city. – LORRAINE WOELLERT (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze, b) want to drink lots of booze, c) want to make lots of money selling booze, and/or d) want government to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of booze.)


— Graham: Obama, not Trump, politicized DOJ and FBI – MICHAEL BURKE


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to anti-Trumps, America will forever be increasingly 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.


— Democrats like to talk about Trump breaking norms. Now Obama is. – Marc A. Thiessen
— Lying to buy a gun? Fear not the feds. Prosecutions are almost nonexistent. – Joe Davidson


— Trump may hate Bob Woodward today, but 5 years ago he was one of his biggest fans – William Cummings


— Rogue billionaires are giving Republicans and Democrats a migraine – ADAM WOLLNER


— Retirees across America are facing a fiscal crisis – Angela Moore


— IRS Improves Its Performance During Tax Season Despite Staff and Budget Cuts – Charles S. Clark

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.