Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Email

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- CTU to rally this morning at five downtown spots - Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-teachers-union-downtown-rally-wednesday-20160621-story.html
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Lynn Sweet defends Hillary Clinton. Who defends you? The following do NOT defend me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid.  My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They have made it very clear that they will viciously destroy anyone who defends me.  If you were me, how would you deal with my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/hillary-clinton-methodist-religion-donald-trump/
-- How do officers keep a straight face with this lawsuit? - Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: How much clout do you have?  Who has more clout than you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world?  How do those who have more clout than you use their clout?  Do they protect and reward those who give them money, who pander to them, who serve as their operatives, and/or who serve as their dupes?  Do they destroy those who do NOT give them money, who do NOT pander to them, who do NOT serve as their operatives, and/or who do NOT serve as their dupes?)http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-how-do-officers-keep-straight-face-with-lawsuit/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Eleven police officers holding cushy insider clout assignments get bumped out of those jobs by somebody else with their own clout and think they have grounds to collect an extra payday from the taxpayers of Chicago?  It’s outrageous.)
-- CPS to file labor charge against union over April 1 job action - Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-to-file-unfair-labor-charge-against-ctu-over-april-1/
-- End special tax break that gave Donald Trump $800K - Editorialhttp://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-end-special-tax-break-that-gave-donald-trump-800k/
-- What do I teach my baby about race? - Natalie Y. Moore  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at everyone that Republicans are racists.) http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/natalie-moore-what-do-a-teach-my-baby-about-race/
 
DAILY HERALD
-- Suburban, downstate families shouldn't pay for Chicago's mess - Gov. Bruce Rauner
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160622/discuss/160629781/
-- Naperville officials give preliminary OK to referendum questions - Marie Wilsonhttp://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160622/news/160629704/
-- No sympathy as Hastert finally serves his time - Editorialhttp://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160622/discuss/160629726/
-- Bolingbrook, suburbs celebrate Juneteenth, suggest communitywide approach - Justin Kmitch  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against females?)http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160621/news/160629727/
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: When is it too early, late to mow the lawn?  Suburbs struggle with the answer - Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: I am one of those who still mows his own lawn.)http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160621/news/160629702/
 
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- Is bankruptcy such an awful idea for Chicago? - JOHN PLETZ  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents are nasty.  I get a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents want the CSRS to go bankrupt.  Many of my critics/opponents have financial problems and virtually all of their operative and virtually all of their dupes have severe financial problems.  Needless-to-say they all are furious that I get a CSRS pension.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160622/NEWS02/160619845
 
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Illinois Mayors: Urge your lawmakers to pass stopgap spending bills
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160621/illinois-mayors-urge-your-lawmakers-to-pass-stopgap-spending-bills
-- Speaker Madigan again cancels Illinois House session; Rauner will evaluate options - Doug Finkehttp://www.sj-r.com/news/20160621/speaker-madigan-again-cancels-illinois-house-session-rauner-will-evaluate-options
 
FOX ILLINOIS
-- Lawmakers Look To Allow Women To Sign Up For The Draft - EVAN PETERSON
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lawmakers-look-to-allow-women-to-sign-up-for-the-draft-06-21-2016
 
BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
-- Hastert, ex-Speaker branded 'molester,' to enter prison - AP  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political position.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/hastert-ex-speaker-branded-molester-to-enter-prison/article_482ac722-55c1-51c8-94ab-d2e8758d1573.html
 
STATELINE
-- Trump questions Clinton over faith - CNN  (DIERSEN: Are you a member of a church?  Do you attend church services?  Do you give money to a church?  Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs are nasty.  Sooner or later, the aforesaid will viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a religious hypocrite if you are not a member of a church, if you do not attend church services, and if you do not give money to a church.  My critics/opponents in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn talk and act like they are not only authorized by GOD to destroy me, but that GOD has directed them to destroy me. They blame me for their problems, they blame me for your problems, they blame me for my problems, and they blame me for everyone's problems. Attend Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc. meetings and events and watch them in action.)
http://www.mystateline.com/news/trump-questions-clinton-over-faith
 
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
-- 'The goalpost keeps moving farther away' - Tom Kacich  (DIERSEN: While worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, the goalpost (promotions) kept moving further away, especially at IRS after 1974 and at GAO after 1986.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-21/goalpost-keeps-moving-farther-away.html
 
THE SOUTHERN
-- Report: Political courage missing in the elected class - MOLLY PARKER  (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to have political courage?  The following do not want me to have political courage: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/report-political-courage-missing-in-the-elected-class/article_dce08473-448c-5cc7-9cd9-0002207da9ed.html
 
CHICAGO NOW
-- How do judges really decide cases? Berkowitz with Federal Judge Richard Posner on his most recent book and the Law - Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/06/how-do-federal-judges-really-decide-cases-berkowitz-with-federal-judge-richard-posner-on-his-most-recent-book-and-the-law-cableweb/
 
ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
-- David French: Liberals Using Orlando Shooting to Ignite ‘War on Christianity’ - Michael Gryboski
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/06/david-french-liberals-using-orlando-shooting-to-ignite-war-on-christianity/
 
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
-- SB 1564 Is Now In Gov. Rauner’s Hands - David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/sb-1564-governor-rauners/
 
ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- ROSKAM: I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO STOP BOEING'S DEAL WITH IRAN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/roskam-i-will-do-everything-in-my-power-to-stop-boeings-deal-with-iran.html
 
GOPUSA
-- Gov. Walker joins Ryan in encouraging delegate revolt at the convention
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11560
 
NEWSMAX
-- Trump Rips Hillary's Speech: 'Corrupt, Dangerous, Dishonest' - Todd Beamon
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-rips-hillary-economic/2016/06/21/id/734938/
-- Trump: I Have 'Unlimited' Access to Campaign Moneyhttp://www.newsmax.com/Headline/trump-campaign-cash/2016/06/21/id/734924/
-- 76 Congressmen Have More Campaign Money Than Trump - Joe Crowehttp://www.newsmax.com/Politics/donald-trump-congressmen-war-chest-coffers/2016/06/21/id/734934/
 
DAILY CALLER
-- Feds Obstruct Media Probe By Blocking Interviews With Key Officials - Ethan Barton  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, the following do not want me to attend Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc. meetings or events: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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://dailycaller.com/2016/06/21/feds-obstruct-media-probe-by-blocking-interviews-with-key-officials/
 
AMERICAN THINKER
-- Due Process in the Age of Obama’s IRS - Denis Keohane  (DIERSEN: Who sides with IRS against you?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with IRS against me. But then again, my critics/opponents will side with any individual, any organization, any company, any government, or any country against me. They are overjoyed that IRS did not promote me beyond GS-12, that IRS disallowed my education deductions, that IRS denied my partial day per diem requests, that etc.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/06/due_process_in_the_age_of_obamas_irs.html
 
AMERICAN SPECTATOR
-- Obama’s ‘Great Religion’ No effort is spared by his administration to scrub Islam clean. - GEORGE NEUMAYR
http://spectator.org/obamas-great-religion/
 
NEW AMERICAN
-- Will Delegate Revolt Against Trump Succeed? - Steve Byas  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, RINOs prefer Clinton over Trump.)
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/23480-will-delegate-revolt-against-trump-succeed
 
THE BLAZE
-- Man Claiming to Be Orlando Shooter’s Former Gay Lover Reveals Possible Motivation Behind Attack - Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/21/man-claiming-to-be-orlando-shooters-former-gay-lover-reveals-possible-motivation-behind-attack/
 
POLITICO
-- 'Blood money' supporting Clinton, Trump says - Hanna Trudo
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/blood-money-clinton-trump-224638
-- Ryan has no plans to raise money for Trump  The speaker looks entirely focused on helping Republicans keep control of the House and Senate. - Jake Sherman and Anna Palmerhttp://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/paul-ryan-donald-trump-224632
 
NEW YORK TIMES
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity use Orlando to promote LGHTQ activity.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/us/orlando-massacre-inspires-some-to-come-out-as-gay.html
-- Assault Rifles and Concealed Handguns at Center of a Changing Industry - BARRY MEIER and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED  (DIERSEN: The more that Democrats and RINOs do to abolish the Second Amendment, the more guns and ammunition that Americans will buy.)http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/business/assault-rifles-and-concealed-handguns-at-center-of-a-changing-industry.html
-- Trump Is Running a Lean  Operation, but Is It Too Lean? - WILSON ANDREWS, K.K. REBECCA LAI, ADAM PEARCE and RACHEL SHOREYhttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/21/us/elections/trump-campaign-finance.html
-- Donald Trump’s Self-Funding Includes Payments to Family and His Companies - ALAN RAPPEPORThttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/us/politics/donald-trump-self-funding-payments.html
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America. They especially demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/opinion/slamming-shut-americas-door.html
-- For Presidents, Age  Is Not Just a Number - JOSHUA PRAGER and LAUREN TAMAKI  (DIERSEN: I have always opposed age discrimination.  What about you?)http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/22/opinion/for-presidents-age-is-not-just-a-number.html
-- Law School a Solid Investment, Despite Pay Discrepancies - STEVEN DAVIDOFF SOLOMON  (DIERSEN: When I started working for IRS in 1971, the agency encouraged its employees to earn graduate degrees in business, accounting, and/or law.) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/business/dealbook/law-school-a-solid-investment-despite-pay-discrepancies.html
-- The L.G.B.T. Case for Guns - NICKI STALLARDhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/opinion/the-lgbt-case-for-guns.html
-- Getting Twitchy About Mr. Trump - Editorialhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/opinion/getting-twitchy-about-mr-trump.html
 
USA TODAY
-- Donald Trump firms, family receive $1 million in May - Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/06/21/donald-trump-firms-family-receive-1-million-may/86176506/
-- IRS impeachment overkill: Our view  Commissioner Koskinen doesn't deserve this. - Editorial  (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents are going to be consistent, they will side with IRS against me.  IRS never promoted me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.)http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/21/irs-republicans-impeachment-house-tea-party-targeting/85573738/
-- Impeach IRS commissioner  John Koskinen kept Congress in the dark for four months. - Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)  (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents are going to be consistent, they will side with IRS against me.  IRS never promoted me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.)http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/21/irs-commissioner-john-koskinen-jim-jordan-editorials-debates/86212160/
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Two Week's Notice?  More Say, 'I'm Quitting Today' Sue Shellenbarger  (DIERSEN: In early 1971, when I was 22 years old, when I gave my Firestone Store boss my two week notice, he flew off the handle and fired me. But then, Oldsmobile withdrew the job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. Because of that, I accepted a job offer from IRS. My Firestone boss talked and acted like he disapproved of many of my demographics including my religion and my national origin, but most importantly, the fact that I had avoided the draft.  He had not hired me; the Firestone Stores regional office had hired me and had assigned me to his store.  Nevertheless, I believe mainly because of pressure from the Firestone Stores regional office, he offered me a part-time job which he let me have until the end of 1972.)      
http://www.wsj.com/articles/is-it-ever-ok-to-quit-on-the-spot-1466531589
-- Employee Performance Varies Over Time: Study  Workers have a 33% chance of getting the same rating on reviews from one year to the next, new research says - LAUREN WEBER  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my superiors and supervisors in the federal government were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to rate my job performance as negatively as they possibly could.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with Democrat politicians and with the performance ratings that I got.) http://www.wsj.com/articles/employee-performance-varies-over-time-study-1466537949
-- Gender Wage Gap Widens at Age 32, Report Finds  Women earn roughly 90% of their male counterparts’ incomes at that age, but the share declines to 82% by age 40 - LAUREN WEBER  (DIERSEN: As I got older, my GAO superiors and supervisors came under increasing pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of me and to give my job and my corner office to a Democrat, to a minority, to a woman, and/or to someone who was younger than me.)http://www.wsj.com/articles/gender-wage-gap-widens-at-age-32-report-finds-1466537493
-- Clinton, Obama, Trump and the Abuse of Power  The media effort to label Donald Trump as an authoritarian is absurd. - JAMES FREEMAN  (DIERSEN: Who are the authoritarians in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  What do they think of you?)http://www.wsj.com/articles/clinton-obama-trump-and-the-abuse-of-power-1466548914
-- The Shrinking of the Liberal Order  ‘We want our country back’ is a slogan that holds for Trumpites and Brexiteers. - WILLIAM A. GALSTONhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/the-shrinking-of-the-liberal-order-1466549077
-- Donald Trump Lags Far Behind Hillary Clinton in Staffing, Ad Buys  Republican presidential candidate relies on his party’s efforts, shells out big sums for T-shirts - REBECCA BALLHAUShttp://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-lags-far-behind-hillary-clinton-in-staffing-ad-buys-1466551930
-- Upper Middle Class Sees Big Gains, Research Finds  Economic expansion since financial crisis enriches larger swath of U.S. population than just top 1% - JOSH ZUMBRUN  (DIERSEN: What economic class are/were you in?  Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans no matter what economic class they are/were in.)http://www.wsj.com/articles/upper-middle-class-sees-big-gains-research-finds-1466554177
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Using Census Bureau data available through 2014, he defines the upper middle class as any household earning $100,000 to $350,000 for a family of three: at least double the U.S. median household income and about five times the poverty level. At the same time, they are distinct from the richest households. Instead of inheritors of dynastic wealth or the chief executives of large companies, they are likely middle-managers or professionals in business, law or medicine with bachelors and especially advanced degrees. Smaller households can earn somewhat less to be classified as upper middle-class; larger households need to earn somewhat more. Mr. Rose adjusts these thresholds for inflation back to 1979 and finds the population earning this much money has never been so large.)
 
FORTUNE
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that "Donald Trump's Campaign Is in a World of Pain."
http://fortune.com/2016/06/21/donald-trumps-campaign-is-in-a-world-of-pain/
 
FORBES
-- An Assault Weapons Ban For the IRS (And Other Federal Regulatory Agencies - Adam Andrzejewski
http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2016/06/21/an-assault-weapons-ban-for-the-irs-and-other-federal-regulatory-agencies/#60bccbd36924
 
LAS VEGAS SUN
-- Hard work, not luck, is success’ key ingredient - George Will  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents attribute your successes to?  My critics/opponents attribute my successes to a) my having been born with a silver spoon in my mouth, b) my having always been privileged, and c) my avoiding the draft.)    
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/jun/20/hard-work-not-luck-is-success-key-ingredient/
 
ESQUIRE
-- Spending $208,000 on Hats Is Really Funny, Until It Isn't - CHARLES P. PIERCE
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a46039/trump-spending-on-hats/
 
GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
-- If Employees Aren't Engaged, Leaders Need to Take a Hard Look at Their Own Actions - Howard Risher  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were engaged. They focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, affirmative action, diversity, and inclusion.)
http://www.govexec.com/excellence/management-matters/2016/06/if-employees-arent-engaged-leaders-need-take-hard-look-their-own-actions/129274/
-- House Passes Bill to Beef Up Inspector General Powers - Charles S. Clark  (DIERSEN: While I served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, I frequently worked with employees of Inspector General offices in the Chicago area.)http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2016/06/house-passes-bill-beef-inspector-general-powers/129279/
 
RASMUSSEN REPORTS
-- GOPers Far More Critical of Party Leaders Than Democrats Are (DIERSEN: What do the Republican Party leaders in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois think of you?  What do they say about you?  How do they treat you?  I should write a book about past and present Republican Party leaders in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone's problems. They blame me for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois since 2000.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2016/gopers_far_more_critical_of_party_leaders_than_democrats_are
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Though there’s been voter anger towards the leaders of both major political parties in this year’s highly contentious presidential primary season, Republican voters are far more likely than Democrats to say their party bosses are out of touch with the voter base. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of Likely Republican Voters believe GOP leaders have lost touch with Republican voters. Just 20% say those leaders have done a good job representing GOP voters. By comparison, only 28% of Democratic voters say their leaders have lost touch with the party's voter base. Sixty-two percent (62%) believe instead that the party's leaders have done a good job representing Democratic voters.)
-- 66% of GOP Voters Think Most Top Republicans Don’t Want Trump to be President  (DIERSEN: Do the top Republicans in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want Trump to be President?)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/66_of_gop_voters_think_most_top_republicans_don_t_want_trump_to_be_president
 
THE GUARDIAN
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Which are the most corrupt cities in the world? (DIERSEN: Democrats run Chicago.)
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/jun/21/which-most-corrupt-cities-in-world
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As a teenager, Michael Cassius McDonald worked the railroad cars. It was the 1850s, Chicago was rapidly growing into a major national transport hub, and for young runaways and street urchins the city’s bustling train carriages offered numerous opportunities for illicit enrichment. McDonald was a “candy butcher”, offering sweets and trinkets to tired passengers. It was only when they got home that most of his customers realized the box they’d bought was near-empty, or its contents fake. With the money he saved, McDonald managed to establish himself in the Chicago underworld and eventually rose to become the most powerful gambling tycoon in town. Alongside wealth and influence came political control: at the height of his reign in the 1870s and 1880s, “King Mike” determined the destinies of virtually every elected representative in Chicago, from local ward committeemen to mayors, senators and governors. “He never held office,” noted writer Richard Henry Little, “but ruled the city with an iron hand.”  More than a century later, Chicago’s reputation for urban corruption – first established by McDonald, then bolstered by a succession of criminals over subsequent decades, from Al Capone to Rod Blagojevich – remains intact. Over the last 40 years there have been more than 1,500 public corruption convictions in Chicago’s judicial district, more than any other city in the US, and a report published last year by the University of Illinois concluded that the Windy City is still the “Capital of Corruption” in America.)
 

WINDY CITY TIMES
-- Chicago Muslim and LGBTQ leaders unite against efforts to divide - Gretchen Rachel Hammond  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, Chicago Democrats and Chicago RINOs want Muslim and LGBTQ members to unite against those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicago-Muslim-and-LGBTQ-leaders-unite-against-efforts-to-divide-/55618.html

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