September 13 Evening Edition

— Rauner: Pritzker ‘utterly lacking in the integrity and character’ to be governor – Tina Sfondeles
— Prepared Text: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ‘Remarks Framing the Election’
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Biden.


— As Election Day nears, Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s ‘learned on the job,’ offers mea culpa – Rick Pearson
— U. of I. panel: Consider new mascot, expansion of Native American history education after Chief Illiniwek controversy – John Keilman
— Teens who vape: Will a new craze invite a health crisis? – Editorial
— Congress seeks to postpone funding fight over Trump’s border wall until after midterms to avert shutdown – Erica Werner


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump falsely says Democrats inflated Puerto Rico death toll.”
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Harvest Against Hunger event raises funds for food-insecure families


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage foreign countries to dump their children in America so that anti-Trumps can use them against Trump.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use medical pot to push recreational pot.


— County Auditor Shannon Teresi Attacks Jack Franks’ Inspector General Proposal as Duplicative, Waste of Taxpayers Money
— Can Elected Officials Talk about What Goes on in Secret Meetings??
— Senate Craig Wilcox Holding Cary Corn/Pig Roast Saturday


— In an inexplicable move, Republican primary loser Roger Orozco endorses Madigan loyalist Deb Conroy – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: If you do anything to help elect a Democrat, you shout that you are not a Republican and that you never were a Republican.)


— Facebook spends more than $250K on political contributions in Illinois – Greg Bishop


– Rauner says he’s “grown,” says he’s now willing to “accept incremental improvements,” bashes Madigan and unloads on Pritzker
— Ives says candidates need to make “real arguments,” claims ever-present Madigan angle is “just ridiculous”
— Hultgren’s first TV ad is unusual and emotional
— House Republicans pull all resources from Rep. Jerry Long’s campaign after harassment investigation, urge him to resign
— Cullerton pulls TV ads touting “term limits for leaders like Mike Madigan” as Batinick calls for special session on “no budget, no pay”
— Metra complaints called “hot garbage” by Dem legislator


— Cruz: Chinese Want Mexico Radio for Propaganda – Bill Gertz


— Jimmy Carter cautions Democrats not to scare off moderates (DIERSEN: To vote for a Democrat is to vote for someone who is 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Paul Ryan, lawmakers call on Catholic Church leaders to come clean – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “House GOP ‘screwed’ as bad political numbers pile on Trump Analysis: The pre-midterms mood in the majority ranks is grim with President Donald Trump’s approval ratings slipping and the poll edge for Democrats increasing.”


— Rauner Campaigns for 2nd Chance: ‘I’m a Better Governor Now’ A humbled Gov. Bruce Rauner is promising a different kind of governor in a second term. – AP


FOX 40
— John Cox Picks Up Endorsement from Condoleezza Rice – NIKKI LAURENZO


— IRS warns some retirees at risk of tax penalty: What to know – Brittany De Lea


— No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – Chris Hill (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the many times that activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. a) in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and b) who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican have punished me because I tried to help them. They attribute bad judgment and/or evil motive to everything I say and do.)

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.