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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - October 24, 2014

 
DUPAGE COUNTY
-- DuPage County Announces Passing of Board Member McBride
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=48589
 
DAILY HERALD
-- DuPage County Board mourns death of member J.R. McBride - Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141024/news/141028956/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The life of the DuPage County Board has passed away.  J.R. McBride, who represented county board District 4, died early Friday morning at his Glen Ellyn home after a long battle with cancer. He was 47. Friends used words like "funny," "smart," and "gregarious" to describe McBride, an insurance broker who had served on the county board since 2006. "We're all going to miss him," fellow board member Grant Eckhoff said. "He was the life of the county board." McBride was serving as chairman of the county's Emergency Telephone Service Board and chairman of the county board's legislative committee. During his time on the board, colleagues say, McBride was an advocate for common sense government reforms. He considered the needs of residents and taxpayers first when taking a vote or position on an issue. County board Chairman Dan Cronin said McBride was witty and would use humor to expose the silliness or the phoniness of an issue.)
-- Governor race focuses on female voters - AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141024/news/141028881/
-- Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races - AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141024/news/141028923/
-- 14th Congressional District candidates cite debt, dysfunction as top woes - James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141024/news/141028865/
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- JR McBride, member of DuPage County Board since 2006, dies at 47 -  Bob Goldsborough
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glen-ellyn/ct-mcbride-obit-met-1025-20141024-story.html
-- Bruce Rauner & Carly Fiorina Inspire Downers Grove Township Republicans
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/downers-grove-darien-westmont-woodridge/community/chi-ugc-article-bruce-rauner-carly-fiorina-inspire-downers-2014-10-24-story.html
-- Endorsements for the Illinois House: Sandack, Kifowit, Walsh, Batinick, Manley, Evans, Forcum, Williamson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-house-endorse-1025-20141024-story.html
-- Why I'm voting for Bruce Rauner - Steve Chapman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-rauner-quinn-illinois-governor-vote-perspec-102-20141024-column.html
-- The Quinncome Tax - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/stantis/chi-the-quinncom-tax-20141024-story.html
-- Anatomy of your Quinncome Tax - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-quinn-rauner-income-tax-illinois-madigan-edit-20141024-story.html
-- Sun-Times needs more sunshine on recent troubling story - Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-sun-times-endorsement-zorn-rauner-illinois-pers-20141024-column.html
-- Taxes, jobs top concerns in DuPage County Board races - Bob Goldsborough
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton/ct-dupage-board-election-tl-20141024-story.html
-- Tribune poll: Durbin holds big lead over Oberweis - Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-senate-race-met-1024-20141024-story.html
 
 
NAPERVILLE SUN
-- DuPage County Board member McBride dies of cancer - Hank Beckman

http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/2014/10/24/dupage-county-announces-passing-board-member-mcbride/
 
SUBURBAN LIFE
-- DuPage County Board member McBride dies, remembered as 'one of a kind' - Nathan Lurz
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/10/24/dupage-county-board-member-mcbride-dies-remembered-as-one-of-a-kind/a1s5bar/
-- U.S. Ebola cases prompt new protocols at Cadence Health - Evans Shields
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/10/20/u-s-ebola-cases-prompt-new-protocols-at-cadence-health/auhrku8/
-- Madigan opinion could delay DuPage County vote counts - MARI GRIGALIUNAS
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/10/24/madigan-opinion-could-delay-dupage-county-vote-counts/a5hp498/
 
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- Sun-Times reporters to owners: We want answers - Lynne Marek
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141024/NEWS06/141029854/sun-times-reporters-to-owners-we-want-answers
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago Sun-Times journalists, who watched one of their political reporters resign this week, are asking the newspaper's owners for reassurance that they won't seek to influence editorial content. The request comes in a petition that's also posted on the reporters' union website. It follows the exit of Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney, who in his resignation letter questioned whether the newsroom is insulated from owners' interests. Mr. McKinney quit Oct. 22 after management pulled him from his beat after a story he co-wrote was unfavorable to Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Mr. Rauner is a former investor in the newspaper's parent company, Chicago-based Wrapports LLC, which is led by Chairman Michael Ferro and CEO Tim Knight. 'DEEPLY TROUBLED' “We are deeply troubled by the situation leading up to Dave McKinney's resignation,” reads the petition, which is signed by "Chicago Sun-Times Newsroom and supporters." It continues: “It raises incredible questions about whether Sun-Times reporters risk retaliation from management after writing stories unfavorable to politicians or our company's investors. We have basic concerns about whether we will be able to do our jobs moving forward without interference.” Chicago Sun-Times Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk backed Mr. McKinney in an Oct. 20 letter to the paper's readers. After the resignation, he issued a statement saying Mr. McKinney was “among the best in our profession” and called the Rauner campaign's attacks on the paper story “false.” Still, Mr. Kirk said he disagreed with Mr. McKinney's “questioning the integrity of this newspaper and my role as editor and publisher.”)
-- Rauner, the reporter, the Sun-Times and 'appearance of impropriety' - Rich Miller
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141024/NEWS02/141029846/rauner-the-reporter-the-sun-times-and-appearance-of-impropriety
-- Will Madigan's opinion cause vote-counting delays? - AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141024/NEWS02/141029856/will-madigans-opinion-cause-vote-counting-delays
-- Curing corruption in Illinois, one politician at a time - Kent Redfield  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who say that corrupt people vote for corrupt politicians?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141024/OPINION/141029866/curing-corruption-in-illinois-one-politician-at-a-time
 
CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
-- Sun-Times political reporter McKinney quits, calls out Rauner campaign
http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2014/10/24/sun-times-political-reporter-mckinney-quits-calls.html
 
CBS2
-- Officials Rethink Vote-Counting After AG Decree - AP
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/24/officials-rethink-vote-counting-after-ag-decree/
-- Activists Angry With Slow Pace Of Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/24/activists-angry-with-slow-pace-of-licenses-for-undocumented-immigrants/
 
NBC5
-- This Week in Mudslinging: Bruce Rauner Is An Alpha Bully; Oberweis Is Toast.  Plus: A shocking resignation at the Sun-Times! A cockroach at City Hall!

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/This-Week-in-Mudslinging-Bruce-Rauner-Is-An-Alpha-Bully-280305562.html
-- Michelle Obama Stars In Another Pro-Quinn TV Ad: Video  The First Lady's passionate Chicago stump speech takes center stage in a new spot.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Michelle-Obama-Stars-In-Another-Pro-Quinn-Ad-280299192.html
-- Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage  The GOP senator candidate has nothing to lose, and everything to gain. - Erin Carlson
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Why-Oberweis-Is-Pivoting-on-Gay-Marriage-280192422.html
-- Was City Duped on Interest Rate Swaps? - Mark W. Anderson
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Opinion-Was-City-Duped-on-Interest-Rate-Swaps-280323692.html
-- Gloria Steinem, Feminist Legend, Stumps for Quinn
http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/blogs/ward-room/Gloria-Steinem--Feminist-Legend--Stumps-for-Quinn/280367152
 
 
 
NORTHWEST HERALD
-- Illinois lieutenant governor candidates Paul Vallas, Evelyn Sanguinetti on issues - AP

http://www.nwherald.com/2014/10/24/illinois-lieutenant-governor-candidates-paul-vallas-evelyn-sanguinetti-on-issues/abt6bx7/
-- Video gambling boom in McHenry County not felt in Crystal Lake - JEFF ENGELHARDT
http://nwherald.com/2014/10/23/video-gambling-boom-in-mchenry-county-not-felt-in-crystal-lake/aatc3nb/
 
SAUK VALLEY
-- Nobody said smart voting was easy duty - Larry Lough
http://www.saukvalley.com/2014/10/14/nobody-said-smart-voting-was-easy-duty/c6r895q/
 
QUINCY HERALD WHIG
-- Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds - AP
http://www.whig.com/story/26880716/pesky-effective-campaign-signs-spread-like-weeds
 
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Rauner: Open to negotiating types of services subject to state sales tax - Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20141024/NEWS/141029714
 
WUIS
-- Rauner Denies Intimidation Of Chicago Sun-Times - Hannah Meisel
http://wuis.org/post/rauner-denies-intimidation-chicago-sun-times
 
 
WICS
-- Judge dismisses cases in IRS political controversy

http://www.wics.com/template/inews_wire/wires.national/24127659-wics.com.shtml
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Forty-two organizations sued the government, the Internal Revenue Service and individual IRS officials for constitutional violations, saying IRS officials pulled applications from conservative organizations and delayed processing those applications for sometimes well over a year during the 2010 and 2012 elections.
In a decision Thursday, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said federal courts in Washington do not permit financial claims against individual IRS defendants for alleged constitutional violations. The judge also ruled that the IRS had suspended the practice of using watch lists to identify cases requiring extra scrutiny, thus removing one of the grounds for legal action. Several investigations into the IRS' handling of the applications are underway.)
 
CHICAGO READER
-- Take a listen to 'Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)' - Ben Joravsky
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/10/24/take-a-listen-to-plutocrat-the-ballad-of-bruce-rauner
 
REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
-- Is the Sun-Times protecting Bruce Rauner on the infant drug story? - DOUG IBENDAHL
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=13739
 
ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- FEDERAL JUDGE THROWS OUT TEA PARTY LAWSUITS AGAINST IRS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/10/federal-judge-throws-out-tea-party-lawsuits-against-irs.html
-- ILLINOIS JUDICIAL CANDIDATE ENCOUNTERS SIGNATURE SNAFU WHEN ATTEMPTING TO VOTE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/10/arlington-heights-judicial-candidate-signature-failed-to-match-early-voting-records.html
-- ILLINOIS' ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI ON JOHN STOSSEL SHOW
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/10/adam-andrzejewski-on-john-stossel-show.html
-- CARLY FIORINA INSPIRES DOWNERS GROVE TOWNSHIP REPUBLICANS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/10/carly-fiorina-inspires-downers-grove-township-republicans.html
-- LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO LAUNCHES PAGAN STUDENT CLUB, HOSTS ANNUAL DRAG SHOW
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/10/loyola-university-chicago-launches-pagan-student-club.html
-- OBERWEIS ON GAY MARRIAGE: "TIMES CHANGE....ATTITUDES CHANGE"
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/10/oberweis-on-gay-marriage-times-changeattitudes-change.html
 
CAPITOL FAX
-- Rauner pushing IDOT back into the news stream
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/24/rauner-pushing-idot-back-into-the-news-stream/
-- Report: Another tie between Rauner and Chicago Sun-Times chairman
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/24/report-another-tie-between-rauner-and-cs-t-chairman/
-- Sun-Times reporters want you to sign their petition
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/24/sun-times-reporters-want-you-to-sign-their-petition/
-- Do you think Oberweis will run for state Senate again in two years, run for something else or retire?
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/24/question-of-the-day-1930/
 
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
-- Workers stuck paying plush AFL-CIO union salaries - Jason Hart

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/24/workers-stuck-paying-plush-afl-cio-union-salaries/
 
ACCURACY IN MEDIA
-- ISIS Is Following Established Islamic Jurisprudence - Andrew McCarthy
http://www.aim.org/guest-column/isis-is-following-established-islamic-jurisprudence/
-- NBC’s Chuck Todd: Fox News Obsessed With Media Bias - Don Irvine
http://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/nbcs-chuck-todd-fox-news-obsessed-with-media-bias/
 
ONE NEWS NOW
-- Navy's LGB survey ripped as more 'misuse' of U.S. military Chad Groening
http://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2014/10/24/navys-lgb-survey-ripped-as-more-misuse-of-us-military#.VEqsjT9AJ3k
 
HUFFINGTON POST
-- Ebola 'Outbreak' Fuels American Right Wing Paranoia And Anti-Obama Conspiracy Theories - Paul Vale
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/10/24/ebola-outbreak-fuels-right-wing-paranoia-across-america_n_6042238.html
 
YAHOO NEWS
-- Homeless and hungry, college students fight rising college tuition costs - Mandi Woodruff
https://news.yahoo.com/college-students-striken-by-poverty-and-homelessness-fight-rising-college-tuition-costs-172400767.html
 
PEOPLE'S WORLD
-- Chicago hotel workers to Bruce Rauner: Give back the money! - JOHN WOJCIK
 
 
 
 
ABC7
-- POLL RESULTS SUGGEST GOVERNOR'S RACE HAS TIGHTENED - Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-results-suggest-governors-race-has-tightened/363500/
 
NBC5
-- Dold, Schneider Battle in Race for 10th District - Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Dold-Schneider-Battle-in-Race-for-10th-District-280254192.html
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- Rauner plows another $3 million into campaign; Nears record - NATASHA KORECKI
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/rauner-plows-another-3-million-campaign-nears-record/thu-10232014-711pm
-- Republican senators question Quinn’s IDOT scandal response - TINA SFONDELES
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/republican-senators-question-quinn%E2%80%99s-idot-scandal-response/thu-10232014-622pm
-- Foster running science guy spot in race against Senger - LYNN SWEET  (DIERSEN: If you ran for a government or a political office, what kind of "guy" would you run as? I could run as a "government accountability" guy and a) stress the almost 18 years that I worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, b) stress my being a licensed CPA, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Forensic Accountant, c) stress the masters degree in accounting that I have, and d) stress the almost 9 years that I worked for IRS.  I could run as a "finance" guy and a) stress the 9 years that I worked for GAO on audits of federal financial industry regulators, b) stress the masters degree in financial markets and trading that I have, and c) stress my being a Certified Financial Services Auditor.  I could run as a "reporter/journalist" guy and stress the 14 years that I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor.) 
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/foster-running-science-guy-spot-race-against-senger/thu-10232014-734pm
-- Burrito chain urged to drop ‘illegal’ from name - AP  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in America, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who a) glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and/or who bring others to America illegally and b) who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans like me as being racists?)
http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/business/burrito-chain-urged-to-drop-illegal-from-name/
-- Emanuel sets long-term goal of electronic testing for city jobs - FRAN SPIELMAN  (DIERSEN: What job tests have you taken?  In 1966, I took and passed the Post Office's job test.  That led to the Post Office offering me a part-time job in 1966.  In 1970, I took and passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination.  That led to IRS offering me a job in 1971.  In 1979, I took and passes on my first attempt the CPA examination.  That led to GAO offering me a job in 1980.)
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-sets-long-term-goal-electronic-testing-city-jobs/thu-10232014-834pm
-- Hispanic activists pushing Rep. Gutierrez 2016 presidential draft - LYNN SWEET  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who are anti-White, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American would vote for Gutierrez.)
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/hispanic-activists-pushing-rep-gutierrez-2016-presidential-draft/thu-10232014
-- Will Obama do right by immigrants? - MARLEN GARCIA  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who are anti-White, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American want Obama to give U.S. citizenship to anyone who promises to vote for Democrats.)
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/will-obama-do-right-immigrants/thu-10232014-657pm
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight - Michelle Manchir and John Byrne  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, this is extremely ironic given the Illinois Republican Party's, Jim Thompson's, Jim Edgar's, and George Ryan's promotion of patronage.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-governor-donations-met-20141023-story.html
-- Sun-Times, then and now - Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/chi-suntimes-then-and-now-20141023-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First, I have to note that the Sun-Times followed through on almost none of its 1/24/12 pledges.  Candidate questionnaires? No. Online posting of candidate interview videos? No. Side by side candidate comparisons? No. Assessments by respected civic and professional groups? No Next, I have to note that, while a decision to get back in the endorsement game is certainly defensible, I'm very skeptical of the claim that hundreds of readers wrote to the paper bleating that they wanted to be told who to vote for, unless these were pleas for guidance in the judicial elections. Readers have told them constantly that they miss the endorsements in major races? The dial on my baloney meter is spinning. Since January, 2012, the paper has published just two letters on the subject of its discontinued endorsements. One supported the decision.)
-- Topinka's 'heart attack' forecast a real grabber - Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-quinn-rauner-tax-rates-perspec-zorn-1024-20141023-column.html
-- 11th District House race pits Senger against Foster - Melissa Jenco
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-foster-senger-overview-met-20141023-story.html
-- New trains? That's not where your Metra fare hike will go - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-metra-fare-edit-1024-20141023-story.html
-- Sen. Coburn's 'Wastebook' has no likes - John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-kass-met-1024-20141023-column.html
-- Feminism is twerking, Beyonce and Gloria Steinem - Connie Schultz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-twerk-women-cyrus-feminist-perspec-1024-20141023-story.html
 
DAILY HERALD
-- Officials rethink vote-counting after attorney general decree
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141023/news/141029150/
-- Quinn says he'll comply with hiring monitor - AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141023/news/141029102/
-- Get rid of Illinois' one-party rule - Nancy Thorner, Lake Bluff
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141023/discuss/141029400/
-- Next Illinois governor faces tough decisions - Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141024/news/141029122/
-- Hultgren addresses rampant sex slavery in suburbs at forum - James Fuller  (DIERSEN: How many "massage parlors, nail salons and spas" are in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?   Libertarians and Libertarian plants want to legalize prostitution.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141024/news/141029061/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The slaves of America's past, the kind recorded in history books, worked in shipyards, plantation fields and the homes of wealthy white men. The slaves of America's present work in massage parlors, nail salons and spas, all businesses that can serve as legitimate fronts for illegal sex trade. Chicago FBI agents and representatives of organizations that try to assist the victims delivered a chilling message Thursday night that sex slavery is rampant in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. About 25,000 women and underage girls are trafficked in, around and through local neighborhoods each year, the experts said.)
-- Police: Dog attacks mail carrier in Carpentersville - Elena Ferrarin  (DIERSEN: I worked for the Park Forest Post 1966-1969.  I remember when I was delivering mail to a town home on Western Avenue there, a large dog in that home came running and busted through the glass storm door and plastered me with shards of glass.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141023/news/141029116/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A mail carrier was taken to the hospital after she was attacked Thursday by a pit bull in Carpentersville, police said.  Carpentersville police responded to the call at 12:47 p.m. on Alameda Drive, where the 50-year-old carrier had been attacked by the male pit bull, Cmdr. Erman Blevins said in a news release. The dog's owner said he rushed out of the home after the dog broke through a screen door, and found the mail carrier on the ground, police said. The victim suffered lacerations to her arms and head and was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. The dog was captured by animal control and is under observation at Dundee Animal Hospital. Police are investigating whether charges against the dog's owner are warranted, Blevins said.)
-- House 20th District candidates McAuliffe, Khan debate income tax increase, social issues - Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141024/news/141029105/
 
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- Few legal options for ex-Sun-Times reporter - Lynne Marek  (DIERSEN: Have you sued your employer?  I have.  Since 1988, I have been an active member in a class action lawsuit still pending in the federal court in Washington, DC that charges GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  In 1998, attorney Walter T. Charlton filed Diersen v. GAO in the federal court in Washington, DC.  SEE:
http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/..%5C..%5Cuser%5Cdiersenaolcom%5Cdownload%5CDiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141024/NEWS06/141029869
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Chicago Sun-Times political reporter David McKinney, who resigned after a flap with management over editorial decisions at the paper, may yet sue over the circumstances that led to his exit, but legal experts say he'd have a hard time winning a lawsuit. Mr. McKinney quit Oct. 22 over what he called a “breach” in the wall between the Chicago Sun-Times newsroom and the political interests of the newspaper company's owner, Wrapports LLC, led by Michael Ferro, its chairman and largest shareholder. Mr. McKinney retained former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins to investigate whether such a breach interfered with his job after he wrote an article, with two other reporters, that painted Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in an unfavorable light. The story, which appeared Oct. 6, turned on a lawsuit against the Chicago private-equity firm that Mr. Rauner formerly led. (Mr. Rauner was a co-owner of Wrapports; he sold his 10 percent stake to Mr. Ferro before he officially began his campaign last year.) While Mr. Collins has declined to say exactly what he might be looking for and what legal action he might pursue, he and his client have offered some clues, including Mr. McKinney's reference, in his resignation letter, to “defamatory allegations.” Reading the tea leaves, legal experts who aren't involved in the case surmise that Mr. McKinney's options include suing the campaign of Mr. Rauner over claims of defamation, which would be a libel case, or for tortious interference with Mr. McKinney's work. He also might have a claim of retaliation against his former newspaper employer, they say. In taking on the work, Mr. Collins said: “Dave McKinney has a body work as a dogged but fair and impartial reporter, and what happened recently was an attempt to unfairly besmirch Dave's reputation and he has asked me to evaluate whether there was an improper interference with Dave's employment relationship with the Sun-Times.” LACK OF EVIDENCE Mr. Collins also said there was an attempt to “retaliate” against Mr. McKinney, the Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief. While he didn't specify who was doing the retaliating, Mr. Rauner and his campaign had no authority to put Mr. McKinney on leave or reassign him to a new beat, as Mr. McKinney has said happened. So such a claim would likely have to be directed at the Sun-Times. Nonetheless, there's not enough evidence to map out a clear case at this point, and apparently Mr. Collins, now an attorney at law firm Perkins & Coie LLP in Chicago, agrees with that assessment, given his plan to dig for more facts first. Mr. Collins has a reputation for relentless pursuit of such details, says his former U.S. attorney's office colleague, Jeff Cramer, who leads the Chicago office of Kroll Inc., a corporate investigations firm. Even though Mr. Collins doesn't have subpoena authority as a civil lawyer, there's likely an email trail and other written documents that could provide fodder for seeking more details through interviews, Mr. Cramer says. “The analysis and legwork is similar to what is done in the U.S. attorney's office,” Mr. Cramer said. "Who said what to whom — that's what it comes down to.” Interviews with a half-dozen attorneys make clear the most likely action would be tort claim based on the Rauner camp's allegations against Mr. McKinney in its zeal to stop the publication of his story, which focused on alleged threats by Mr. Rauner against the CEO of one of the companies once owned by Mr. Rauner's former firm, GTCR LLC. Central to the Rauner campaign's protest was its contention that Mr. McKinney had a conflict of interest in writing the story because his wife is employed by a media consulting firm that works for Mr. Rauner's opponent, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. But unless Mr. McKinney can show that the Rauner campaign's statements were false or that he suffered as a result of the crusade against his story, the complaints won't go far, the lawyers say. “If Rauner's campaign tried to interfere, there could be a tort there, but the question is what are his damages,” said Tom Mandler, a labor and employment attorney in Chicago at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. 'ABOVE REPROACH' In addition, plaintiffs generally would have to prove that any interference with a business relationship is “is malicious or wrongful,” said Brian Bulger, an employment lawyer in Chicago at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP.)
-- Will the Mag Mile be hog heaven for new Harley-Davidson store? - Micah Maidenberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20141024/CRED03/141029867
 
WTTW
-- Early Voting Snafus: Fact or Fiction? - Rhyan Kronzer
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/10/23/early-voting-snafus-fact-or-fiction
 
WTAX
-- Rauner Denies Involvement in Springfield Reporter’s Resignation
http://wtax.com/news/101101-rauner-denies-involvement-in-springfield-reporters-resignation/
 
WGLT
-- Rauner Uses Bloomington Stop To Promote Early Voting - Judith Valente
http://wglt.org/wireready/news/2014/10/03990_Rauner1_171828.shtml
 
RIVER BENDER
-- Rauner Campaign Accused of Bullying Newspaper - John Gregory

http://www.riverbender.com/news/details/rauner-campaign-accused-of-bullying-newspaper-149302.cfm
 
 
 
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
-- Rauner stops in Champaign - Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-10-23/rauner-stops-champaign.html
 
SUBURBAN LIFE
-- Rauner visits restaurant with Willowbrook mayor - KRISTIN PEDICINI
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/10/21/rauner-visits-restaurant-with-willowbrook-mayor/amil5x0/
 
WHEATON PATCH
-- Worst Suburban Commutes: Find Out How Wheaton Ranks  www.Nerdwallet.com recently ranked towns where motorists face the worst commutes in the Chicago suburbs. - Amie Schaenzer  (DIERSEN: My wife and I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.  While I worked in downtown Chicago 1978-1997, I walked to the College Avenue train station 1978-1984 and to the Wheaton train station 1984-1997 and rode Metra. While my wife worked in downtown Chicago 1978-1992, she I walked to the College Avenue train station 1978-1984 and to the Wheaton train station 1984-1992.  While she worked in Berwyn 1992-2003, in Winfield 2003-2012, and in Riverside since 2014, she walked/walks to the Wheaton train station and rides Metra.)
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/worst-suburban-commutes-find-out-how-wheaton-ranks-0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When it comes to the worst commutes in Chicagoland, Wheaton ranks No. 67 on a list recently released by consumer finance website NerdWallet.com. “Whether they are commuting downtown or to Schaumburg, Chicago-area workers can expect long and expensive trips,” NerdWallet noted. “They waste 51 hours each year as a result of congestion.” NerdWallet said it analyzed the two biggest commuting costs — time and money — when coming up with its rankings. The site determined the “worst” suburbs for Chicago-area commutes by analyzing:)
 
 
CAPITOL FAX
-- No, your eyes didn’t deceive you  We had a massive site crash last night. Yesterday’s posts have disappeared. The crash appeared to be related to the outage from earlier in the week. And, no, Bruce Rauner did not buy my hosting company.  At least, I don’t think so. Carry on.
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/24/no-your-eyes-didnt-deceive-you/
 
PROGRESS ILLINOIS
-- McKinney, Clout & The Freedom Of The Press: Where Would Illinois Be Headed Under Rauner's Reign? - Aricka Flowers
http://progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2014/10/23/mckinney-clout-freedom-press-where-would-illinois-be-headed-under
 
GOPUSA
-- Profile, or Die - Michael Reagan
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2014/10/24/profile-or-die/
-- NYC Ebola patient has been bowling, riding subway - AP
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/10/24/nyc-ebola-patient-has-been-bowling-riding-subway/
-- Houston mayor accused of 'abuse of power' by Civil Rights commissioner - Charlie Butts
http://www.gopusa.com/freshink/2014/10/24/houston-mayor-accused-of-abuse-of-power-by-civil-rights-commissioner/
 
WASHINGTON TIMES
-- Ted Cruz: Attacks in Ottawa, Jerusalem ‘stark reminders’ radical Islam not confined to Middle East - David Sherfinski

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/23/ted-cruz-attacks-in-ottawa-jerusalem-show-radical-/
 
WORLD NET DAILY
-- OBAMA DESTROYING 'EVERYTHING AMERICAN' - ALAN KEYES
http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/alan-keyes-obama-destroying-everything-american/
 
WESTERN JOURNALISM
-- If Obama Does This, “The Republic Is Dead” And Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King Wants Us To Surround The White House - Christopher Agee  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you are not going to call for impeachment if Obama grants amnesty, you should not claim to be conservative, Republican, or American.  However, Obama may very well want to be impeached.  Being impeached would make Obama even more popular with his base, that is, with those who are anti-White, anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American.)

http://www.westernjournalism.com/gop-rep-says-white-house-protests-impeachment-among-possible-reponses-amnesty/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a recent Newsmax TV interview, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King speculated on the potential reaction among Republicans should Barack Obama unilaterally grant amnesty to millions of illegals currently residing in the United States. He explained that he has already planned his response. “I’ve said that wherever I am, if I’m not in Washington, I will go to the airport,” he said. “I’m going to call on John Boehner to call for a special session. I’m going to hope he beats me to that; I hope he’s anticipating that too.”  While he recalled the extensive protests around the United States Capitol in response to ObamaCare, King suggested that a more direct approach will be necessary to express disapproval of such a sweeping immigration policy. “I don’t figure that going to the capital and asking people to come there to surround the Capitol does us any good,” he said, “but surrounding the White House might.”  Such a protest, he explained, might be the only way to stop this policy should it become a reality. King then made a reference to “the I-word” before declaring that “everything is on the table.” When asked to clarify, he acknowledged that he believes impeachment should be discussed in the context of executive action granting amnesty to millions. “We cannot have a president of the United States who believes he can make up the law as he goes,” King asserted, adding Obama has already asked immigration officials to violate our law by “refusing to put people into removal proceedings that they encounter that are here illegally.” Failure to act swiftly in preventing amnesty from taking place, he warned, would transform America into a “lawless third world nation with a king sitting in the White House – and it won’t be me.” America’s founders, he concluded, foresaw the possibility of voters electing a lawless president, which is why they included the remedy of impeachment in our Constitution. Also enumerated in that document, he noted, is the right to stand up and speak out against such a regime. “If the president violates the Constitution, we have every right … to exercise our Constitutional right to let him know we’re not going to tolerate it,” he said.)
 
THE HILL
-- How red or blue is your state?
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/221721-how-red-or-blue-is-your-state
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ILLINOIS: Voted for Democratic president in last six elections; one Democratic senator and one Republican senator; 12 out of 18 House representatives are Democrats; two out of past three governors have been Democrats; Democratic-controlled Legislature.
-- Could GOP call Lewinsky to testify? - Kevin Cirilli
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/221716-could-gop-call-lewinsky-to-testify
-- Millennial voters a new worry for Democrats - Amie Parnes  (DIERSEN: Tragically, many of those who are 18 to 34 years old today are NOT achieving what I was able achieve when I was 18 to 34 years old.  I was 34 years old in 1982.  In 1982, I was earning $86,310 in today's dollars, I had 14 years credit toward a Civil Service Retirement System pension, I had been married for 4 years, my wife and I owned 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton, I was a licensed CPA, I had passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, I had a masters degree in accounting from DePaul and an MBA from Loyola, I owned a town home in University Park that I was renting out, I owned a 1972 Corvette, a 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, and a 1978 Chevette, etc.  The aforesaid achievements must be especially irritating to many millennials because my critics in Wheaton, my critics in Milton Township, my critics in DuPage County, and my critics in Illinois viciously demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being stupid and even worse things.)    
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/221711-millennial-voters-a-new-worry-for-dems
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Disenchantment among millennial voters is the latest worry for Democrats fighting to hold their Senate majority.  Young voters rallied to President Obama’s side when he first ran for the White House in 2008, and then defied predictions that their enthusiasm would drop off in 2012. But there is no guarantee they will back Democrats at the polls next month. Plagued by unemployment and an overall economy anxiety that has seen many take jobs beneath their qualifications, the generation of 18- to 34-year-olds feels a sense of disappointment in the party it helped boost in previous elections, political observers say. Jim Manley, a Democratic strategist and former spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said that the promise of “hope and change millennials invested in has hit a brick wall.”  Manley said that this in turn has made young voters “very cynical about the political process and less likely to vote than they had in the past.”)
 
NEW YORK TIMES
-- Despite Telltale Signs, Ottawa Gunman Was Not Flagged as a Threat - IAN AUSTEN and SARAH MASLIN NIRO

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/americas/ottawa-canada-parliament-attack.html
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Tracing the Line in Colorado, a State Split Left and Right  Two Democrats, Gov. John W. Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall, are in fierce re-election races, and both parties are spending millions in a state not quite red or blue. - JACK HEALY  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Why do those who hate Republicans move into areas run by Republicans or stay in areas run by Republicans?  ANSWER: They hypocritically want to take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republican principles bring.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/us/politics/in-colorado-ever-in-transition-a-fight-for-power.html
-- A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: Curb Bias Against Ex-Convicts - TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and TANZINA VEGAOC  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who a) glorify and praise convicts and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who share my demographics?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/us/a-plan-to-cut-costs-and-crime-curb-bias-against-ex-convicts.html
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Ottawa Shooter’s Journey to Terror  Canadian Sought Passport to Travel to Syria Before Attack; Earlier Years Marked With Petty Crimes - ALISTAIR MACDONALD, PAUL VIEIRA, and SIOBHAN GORMAN
http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-gunmans-journey-to-terror-1414111698
-- Republican Party Faces Hurdles in Push to Increase Appeal to Blacks  GOP Struggles With a Dearth of Elected African-American Office Holders - SIOBHAN HUGHES
http://online.wsj.com/articles/republican-party-faces-hurdles-in-push-to-increase-appeal-to-blacks-1414106202
-- The Homegrown Jihadist Threat Grows  ISIS’s online recruitment is reaching into North America, yet the Obama administration still has no strategy to fight it. - JOSEPH LIEBERMAN and CHRISTIAN BECKNER
http://online.wsj.com/articles/joseph-lieberman-and-christian-beckner-the-homegrown-jihadist-threat-grows-1414106398
-- GOP Gains in Key Senate Races as Gender Gap Narrows  In Iowa, Arkansas and Colorado, Democrats’ Advantage Among Women Voters Has Diminished - Janet Hook
http://online.wsj.com/articles/gop-gains-in-key-senate-races-as-gender-gap-narrows-1414107322
-- Democrats Attack Over Outsourcing in Key Senate Races  Republicans Say Tactic, Used Successfully by Obama in 2012, Is Sign of Desperation - BETH REINHARD and DAMIAN PALETTA
http://online.wsj.com/articles/democrats-attack-over-outsourcing-in-key-senate-races-1414107035?KEYWORDS=reinhard+tactic
 
CBS NEWS
-- Do Latino voters matter in the midterm election? - REBECCA KAPLAN  (DIERSEN: How many illegals are in America, in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  How many of these illegals have used or will use their false identifications to register to vote?  What percent of them will vote for Democrat candidates who promote amnesty - 98%, 99%, 100%?)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/do-latino-voters-matter-in-the-midterm-election/
 
USA TODAY
-- TRAGIC: FRONT PAGE HARDCOPY HEADLINE: NFL eases its pot rules - Erik Brady  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you are Libertarian, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American.) 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/10/23/national-football-league-marijuana-testing-policy/17784021/
-- Investing: Can you retire on $1 million? - John Waggoner
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/waggoner/2014/10/23/can-you-retire-with-1-millio/17789939/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If you read any financial advertising, you know that your savings are inadequate, and you're likely to freeze to death in the dark a few weeks after retirement. For this reason, most Americans' retirement planning involves keeling over at their desks, or, failing that, starting a bomb-disposal unit as a retirement business. But how much is enough? How about $1 million? If results from the past decade are any indication, the answer is a moderately qualified "yes." The qualification depends on how much you withdraw each month, and how you invest it. Financial planners have long said that if you want your retirement savings to outlast you, you should start with an initial withdrawal of 4% to 5% of your savings. Because the median family income — half are higher, half are lower — is about $50,000, let's use a 5% initial withdrawal rate. (Five percent of $1 million is $50,000.))

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