June 10, 2022

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sun-Times/WBEZ Poll: Downstate farmer beating the crop out of GOP establishment in gov race — by nearly 2-1 margin. If the numbers hold, it would represent a brutal repudiation by Illinois’ Republican voters of Irvin, his mainstream party endorsements and, pointedly, his $50 million benefactor, Chicago hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin. – Tina Sfondeles, Dave McKinney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2022/6/10/23161925/sun-times-wbez-poll-republican-downstate-farmer-bailey-double-digit-lead-aurora-mayor-irvin-governor
— City Council urged to create guaranteed income program for Black men. The idea is that such a program, paying $600 to $800 a month, would remove some men from the streets, thereby reducing their dependence on an illegal economy driven by the drug trade. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2022/6/9/23161878/chicago-reparations-evanston-african-americans-black-men-city-council-subcommittee-guaranteed-income

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora Pride parade is back on — city gets enough cops by offering more pay – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220609/aurora-pride-parade-is-back-on-x2014-city-gets-enough-cops-by-offering-more-pay
— Endorsement: Hart for DuPage County Board chairman
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20220609/endorsement-hart-for-dupage-county-board-chairman
— Endorsement: Krause, Murphy for DuPage forest board
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20220609/endorsement-krause-murphy-for-dupage-forest-board
— COMMENT: Democrats promote LGBTQ in Deerfield.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220609/shapiro-proclaims-june-lgbtq-pride-month-in-deerfield

ABC7

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://abc7chicago.com/cannabis-convention-chicago-illinois-mccormick-place-south-side/11944540/

NBC5
— Irvin Changes Ad Strategy in Republican Governor’s Race
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/irvin-changes-ad-strategy-in-republican-governors-race/2853909/
— Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District: Delia Ramirez, Gil Villegas Among 5 Competing to Represent State’s New Hispanic District
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-3rd-congressional-district-delia-ramirez-gil-villegas-among-5-competing-to-represent-states-new-hispanic-district/2853325/

WBEZ
— Illinois governor’s race poll shows Darren Bailey with a big lead over Richard Irvin. The Sun-Times/WBEZ poll of likely Republican voters shows the downstate Republican state senator with a double-digit lead over the Aurora mayor. – Dave McKinney, Tina Sfondeles
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-governors-race-poll-shows-darren-bailey-with-a-big-lead-over-richard-irvin/c547f40a-2ff0-4181-8cc5-35a7b1cffc52

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sick of political attack ads on TV? Make the mute button your new best friend – Ted Slowik
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-tv-campaign-ads-st-0610-20220609-f2jmlrpwhvdsjf7nbhvldka5ku-story.html
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make young people anti-Republican.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-young-voters-registration-midterms-democracy-20220609-g465mbkwwbf75mdbsbcunykfey-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSIESS
— COMMENT: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government acted like their Democrat employees who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time wanted them to get rid of their Republican employees who were White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/more-workers-ready-quit-over-window-dressing-racism-efforts
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats crow about their success in replacing members of demographic groups that vote for Republicans (White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those who ancestors have been in America for a long time) with members of demographic groups that vote for Democrats (minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, poor, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and those who ancestors have not been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/law-schools-are-where-diversity-making-strides
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/our-legal-profession-must-reflect-societys-diversity

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & SOUTHERN
— COMMENT: Democrats use mass shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://pantagraph.com/news/national/mass-shooting-survivors-families-demand-action-on-gun-control/video_73b4011a-2a7a-570d-b658-856219a80300.html
https://thesouthern.com/news/national/mass-shooting-survivors-families-demand-action-on-gun-control/video_014f1b83-09ab-5aa9-b2aa-4c8f979e8d63.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters give “stark message” to those who do not share their hatred against Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2022-06-09/liz-cheney-offers-a-stark-message-to-the-gop-members-who-continue-to-support-trump

POLITIICO ILLINOIS
— POLL: Bailey leads Irvin nearly 2-1 – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2022/06/10/poll-bailey-leads-irvin-nearly-2-1-00038774

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois’ unfunded pension liability $533 billion; $8.2 trillion nationwide – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/alec-illinois-unfunded-pension-liability-533-billion-8-2-trillion-nationwide/article_9be17510-e835-11ec-8a8c-575a2285a988.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats crow about their success in replacing members of demographic groups that vote for Republicans (White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those who ancestors have been in America for a long time) with members of demographic groups that vote for Democrats (minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, poor, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and those who ancestors have not been in America for a long time.
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/627012361-illinois-u-s-rep-mike-quigley-the-great-replacement-theory-is-a-lie-pedaled-by-white-supremacist-it-is-dogma-rooted-in-hate-and

EAST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Illinois U.S. Rep Mary E. Miller: “The Second Amendment Caucus held a press conference today to explain to the media and the American…”
https://eastcentralreporter.com/stories/627012148-illinois-u-s-rep-mary-e-miller-the-second-amendment-caucus-held-a-press-conference-today-to-explain-to-the-media-and-the-american

WIREPOINTS
— $535 billion over two decades: Understanding the full impact of Illinois’ lost taxpayers and the income they took with them – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/535-billion-over-two-decades-understanding-the-full-impact-of-illinois-lost-taxpayers-and-the-income-they-took-with-them-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— Poll: Bailey ahead of Irvin 32-17, leads in Downstate and suburbs
https://capitolfax.com/2022/06/10/poll-bailey-ahead-of-irvin-32-17-leads-in-downstate-and-suburbs/
— Irvin’s money
https://capitolfax.com/2022/06/09/irvins-money/
— Irvin ad-switch coverage and react roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2022/06/09/irvin-ad-switch-coverage-and-react-roundup/

WASHINGTON TMES
— Democrats use prime-time hearing to blame Trump for Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol – Susan Ferrechio, Joseph Clark and Mica Soellne
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jun/9/democrats-use-prime-time-hearing-blame-trump-jan-6/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— When did California become so racist? – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/when-did-california-become-so-racist
— Do woke unions protect all their members? – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/do-woke-unions-protect-all-their-members
— Why corporate environmental, social, and governance enforcement is self-reinforcing scam – GIANCARLO CANAPARO
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/faith-freedom-self-reliance/why-corporate-environmental-social-and-governance-enforcement-is-self-reinforcing-scam

NEW YORK POST
— Conservatives are all but shut out of university commencement ceremonies – Kara Zupkus
https://nypost.com/2022/06/09/conservatives-are-all-but-shut-out-of-commencement-ceremonies/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The second civil war is already underway – Tim Jones
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/06/the_second_civil_war_is_already_underway.html
— Portland, Maine to raise property taxes to pay for free housing for ‘asylum-seekers’ – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/06/portland_maine_to_raise_property_taxes_to_pay_for_free_housing_for_asylumseekers.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Subordinate Citizen. Americans feel that ordinary citizens like themselves who follow the rules are treated more harshly by their own government than are both noncitizens and our own progressive elites. – Victor Davis Hanson
https://amgreatness.com/2022/06/08/the-subordinate-citizen/

AMAC
— Honor Walt and Dump Woke or Dump Disney – Bob Carlstrom
https://amac.us/honor-walt-and-dump-woke-or-dump-disney/

BREITBART
— Republican 2023 Budget Proposal Would Ban Critical Race Theory in Military – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/09/republican-2023-budget-proposal-ban-critical-race-theory-military/
— Biden at Summit of the Americas: Migration ‘Good for All of Our Economies’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/09/joe-biden-at-summit-of-the-americas-migration-good-for-all-of-our-economies/

CNS NEWS
— 4 Ways Dems’ Gun Control Bills Promote the LGBTQ Agenda – Ben Johnson
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/ben-johnson/4-ways-dems-gun-control-bills-promote-lgbtq-agenda

DAILY WIRE
— Jan. 6 Committee Chair Called Clarence Thomas An ‘Uncle Tom,’ Mitch McConnell Remark ‘Racist’ – Mary Margaret Olohan
https://www.dailywire.com/news/jan-6-committee-chair-called-clarence-thomas-an-uncle-tom-mitch-mcconnell-remark-racist

DAILY CALLER
— Biden DHS Wants To Ramp Up Efforts To Flood US With Illegal Immigrants – JENNIE TAER
https://dailycaller.com/2022/06/09/migrants-biden-border-houston-dallas-la/
— GOP Budget Proposal Seeks To Reverse Decades Of Anti-Family Policies – LAUREL DUGGAN
https://dailycaller.com/2022/06/09/republican-study-committee-gop-budget-2023-anti-family/

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Don’t Just Fail To Apologize For Violence That Pushes Their Agenda, They Actively Incite It – JORDAN BOYD
https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/09/democrats-dont-just-fail-to-apologize-for-violence-that-pushes-their-agenda-they-actively-incite-it/
— Democrats Don’t Just Fail To Apologize For Violence That Pushes Their Agenda, They Actively Incite It – JORDAN BOYD
https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/09/democrats-dont-just-fail-to-apologize-for-violence-that-pushes-their-agenda-they-actively-incite-it/
— Lawsuit: Universities Are Helping Foreign Students Who Might Be National Security Threats Illegally Enter The United States – JON FEERE
https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/09/lawsuit-universities-are-helping-foreign-students-who-might-be-national-security-threats-illegally-enter-the-united-states/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Union-Busting Goes Woke – NATE HOCHMAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/union-busting-goes-woke/
— Illegal Aliens: Being Flown to a Town Near You? – JACK WOLFSOHN
https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/06/illegal-aliens-being-flown-to-a-town-near-you/

TOWNHALL
— Florida Aims to Criminalize Adults Who Bring Children to Drag Shows – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2022/06/09/florida-lawmaker-proposes-bill-criminalizing-adults-bringing-children-to-drag-shows-n2608518

THE HILL
— Crime and no punishment: Progressive DA Chesa Boudin pays a price for woke policies – BERNARD GOLDBERG
https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/3515880-crime-and-no-punishment-progressive-da-chesa-boudin-pays-a-price-for-woke-policies/

ROLL CALL
— McCarthy rips Democrats over GOP bill that called Jan. 6 ‘domestic terrorist attack’ – Chris Marquette
https://rollcall.com/2022/06/09/mccarthy-rips-democrats-over-gop-bill-that-called-jan-6-domestic-terrorist-attack/

CNN
— COMMENT: Democrats crow about their success in getting churches to promote LGBTQ.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/09/us/songs-for-the-holy-other-hymnal-lgbtq-church-cec/index.html

CBS NEWS
— A former AT&T employee is suing the telecommunications giant, alleging the company’s diversity hiring practices discriminated against him because he is a middle-aged White man. – KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joseph-dibenedetto-att-race-gender-age-lawsuit-georgia/

NBC NEWS
— COMMENT: Expect that soon, if not already, employers will officially announce a) that they will no longer hire those who do not promote LGBTQ and b) that they will get rid of their employees who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/human-rights-campaign-sets-new-standard-best-places-work-lgbtq-equalit-rcna32727

CBS SAN FRANCISCO
— COMMENT: Democrats destroy police who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/pride-and-the-police-complicated-history-for-the-lgbtq-community/

NEW YORK TIMES
— COMMENT: Democrats use January 6 to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/us/politics/republicans-jan-6-committee-claims.html

WASHINGTON POST
— COMMENT: Democrats use memories of past harms to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/06/09/remembering-past-harms-is-key-first-step-achieving-social-justice/
— COMMENT: Democrats use January 6 to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/06/09/january-6-comittee-hearing-live-coverage/
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats crow about their success in replacing members of demographic groups that vote for Republicans (White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those who ancestors have been in America for a long time) with members of demographic groups that vote for Democrats (minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, poor, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and those who ancestors have not been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-supremacists-are-riling-up-thousands-on-social-media/2022/06/10/418d9282-e8a4-11ec-a422-11bbb91db30b_story.html

USA TODAY
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage/force youth to be LGBTQers.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2022/06/09/america-challenges-lgbtq-youth-pride-month/7568945001/
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2022/06/09/queer-as-folk-peacock-reboot/7543867001/

WORLD WIRE
— “I Will Send Them To Delaware On Buses” – DeSantis On Biden Flying Illegal Aliens Into Florida
https://world-wire.com/i-will-send-them-to-delaware-on-buses-desantis-on-biden-flying-illegal-aliens-into-florida/

PEW RESEARCH
A growing share of Americans are familiar with ‘cancel culture’ – EMILY A. VOGELS
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/06/09/a-growing-share-of-americans-are-familiar-with-cancel-culture/

DAILY KOS
— Meet Ken Griffin, a GOP hedge fund billionaire who wants to eat Chicago
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/9/2103143/-Meet-Ken-Griffin-a-GOP-hedge-fund-billionaire-who-wants-to-eat-Chicago
— Aurora Pride Parade organizers fight back after Illinois’ second-largest city revokes permit
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/9/2103121/-Aurora-Pride-Parade-organizers-fight-back-after-Illinois-second-largest-city-revokes-permit

March 11, 2022

ABC7

— Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail, 30 months’ probation before emotional outburst – Diane Pathieu, Leah Hope, Eric Horng, Rob Elgas
https://abc7chicago.com/jussie-smollett-sentencing-sentence-update/11638499/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Aurora panel recommends marijuana dispensary downtown – STEVE LORD
(COMMENT: To promote pot in a municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0311-20220310-l2qoqljd6zb3nnx24p4lqws7oa-story.html
— Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in Cook County Jail beginning immediately, shouts as he is led from court – MEGAN CREPEAU and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-jussie-smollett-sentencing-20220310-6rkydf7zt5d6hkianqp6d6js7a-story.html
— A perfect storm is destroying Chicago’s economic vitality – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-chicago-economy-mayor-lori-lightfoot-20220310-3m3aytyvxzaevbuc4zgfs2tkq4-story.html
— The silent shame of getting older in a youthful world: ‘We woke up one day and asked ourselves, what happened?’ – JERRY DAVICH
(COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-shame-of-old-age-disability-st-0309-20220308-6fb64uplnbf6rodta36gmh7mtu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In new Hispanic 3rd Congressional District, poll shows Democratic primary wide open; Ramirez has edge over Villegas. The poll underscores how Delia Ramirez, a state representative, and Gilbert Villegas, a Chicago alderman, are blank political slates waiting to be filled in. – Lynn Sweet
(COMMENT: Justin Burau of Winfield has filed for the GOP nomination. In 2015, my critics/opponents gerrymandered my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. I should write a book about them.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2022/3/10/22971706/new-hispanic-congressional-district-poll-shows-race-wide-open-ramirez-has-edge-over-villegas
— Illinois Gaming Board pulls plug on Russian sports betting following Ukraine invasion. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/3/10/22971721/illinois-sports-betting-russia-ban-ukraine-gaming-board
— Jussie Smollett sentenced to 5 months in jail for staging fake hate crime in downtown Chicago. – Matthew Hendrickson, Andy Grimm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/3/10/22967380/jussie-smollett-sentence-empire-actor-fake-hate-crime-hoax
— CPS selective enrollment schools to accept fewer affluent students under proposed change – Sarah Karp
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned my parents as being filthy rich. They have always stressed that my father made enough money that my mother could stay home and raise my brother and me and that they sent my brother and me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod. My outstanding parents never attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. My father fought type 1 diabetes, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. If my parents were filthy rich, why did I take jobs that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would never stoop to take? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2022/3/10/22971194/cps-selective-enrollment-high-schools-whitney-young-payton-northside-lane-tech-jones-college-prep
— Search for Chicago’s next inspector general is down to two – Fran Spielman
(COMMENT: I served on the Executive Committee (EC) of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996. Almost all the other EC members were employees of federal inspector general (IG) offices. All the audits of all the federal agencies that I worked on for GAO 1980-1997 required coordination with those agency’s IG offices. I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I worked on an audit of EPA IG compliance with professional standards. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/afmd-86-43 )
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2022/3/9/22969647/chicago-inspector-general-search-two-finalists-ferguson-witzburg-lightfoot
— COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2022/3/10/22971494/donald-trump-ukraine-war-president-biden-column-mona-charen
— Lightfoot: Clock isn’t ticking on top cop – Fran Spielman
(COMMENT: The clock was always ticking on me while I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969,.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2022/3/10/22971431/chicago-violent-crime-lightfoot-brown-police-department

DAILY HERALD
— ‘We are losing good teachers and staff every single day’: Report reiterates pandemic shortages – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220309/we-are-losing-good-teachers-and-staff-every-single-day-report-reiterates-pandemic-shortages
— Pappas named to replace disgraced Cullerton in Senate – Maria Gardner
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220310/pappas-named-to-replace-disgraced-cullerton-in-senate
— DuPage County Workforce Innovation Board to host webinar on finding talent April 8
(COMMENT: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20220310/dupage-county-workforce-innovation-board-to-host-webinar-on-finding-talent-april-8

SOUTHLAND JOURNAL
— Jim Marter Appointed to Serve as Deputy for IL-14 on GOP State Central Committee
https://thesouthlandjournal.com/jim-marter-appointed-to-serve-as-deputy-for-il-14-on-gop-state-central-committee/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Marijuana could be removed from firefighter drug testing requirements – Jordan Elder
(COMMENT: To promote pot in a municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://foxillinois.com/newsletter-daily/marijuana-could-be-removed-from-firefighter-drug-testing-requirements
— Approximately $1.5 million worth of damage to US Capitol during Jan. 6 riot, DC AG says
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/us-capitol-riot-january-6-insurrection-millions-damage-attack-police-congress-breach-washington-dc-presidential-election-results-trump-biden
— Those convicted of marijuana-related offenses to get first dibs on NY cannabis licenses
(COMMENT: To promote pot in a municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/those-convicted-of-marijuana-related-offenses-to-get-first-dibs-on-ny-cannabis-licenses

WIFR
— Rockford’s First Cannabis-Infused Bakery opens its doors – Conor Hollingsworth
(COMMENT: To promote pot in a municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.wifr.com/2022/03/11/rockfords-first-cannabis-infused-bakery-opens-its-doors/

MDJ ONLINE
— Incarceration rates demographics in Illinois
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/incarceration-rates-demographics-in-illinois/collection_91649f6e-ffe6-5a92-82c0-2843bf8ae2b5.html#1

JOHN KASS
— Smollett’s Juicy New Jailhouse Role: Martyr For the Cause
https://johnkassnews.com/lady-justice-1-jussie-smollett-0/

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Kelly to Mayor Lightfoot: Chicago has lost faith in you | Will you resign?
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-to-mayor-lightfoot-chicago-has-lost-faith-in-you-will-you-resign

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Lisle trustee Mullen calls on colleagues to take diversity training over ‘offensive’ comment about chicken and duck
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/621600174-lisle-trustee-mullen-calls-on-colleagues-to-take-diversity-training-over-offensive-comment-about-chicken-and-duck

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Village of Lisle Paid $23K In FOIA Lawsuit Settlement – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2022/03/village-of-lisle-paid-23k-in-foia-lawsuit-settlement/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GOP GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY BALLOT CROWDS UP WITH FIVE, POSSIBLY SIX TEAMS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2022/03/gop-gubernatorial-primary-ballot-crowds-up-with-five-possibly-six-teams-.html
— ANOTHER GREAT DEPRESSION? MANY THINK IT’S LIKELY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2022/03/another-great-depression-many-think-its-likely.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden’s inflation plan will only pour ‘fuel on the fire,’ warn fiscal hawks – Haris Alic
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/mar/10/bidens-inflation-plan-will-only-pour-fuel-fire-war/

DAILY POLITICAL WIRE
— Mayor Buttplug’s Husband Had Kids Pledge Allegiance to the Rainbow Flag – Keely Sharp
(COMMENT: To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and to destroy the traditional family.)
https://dailypoliticalnewswire.com/mayor-buttplugs-husband-had-kids-pledge-allegiance-to-the-rainbow-flag/

FEDERALIST
— J6 Committee Seeks To Criminalize Republican Fundraising – MOLLIE HEMINGWAY
https://thefederalist.com/2022/03/10/j6-committee-seeks-to-criminalize-republican-fundraising/

EPOCH TIMES
— Illinois Illegally Denied Elections Group Access to Voter Records, Federal Court Rules – Matthew Vadum
https://www.theepochtimes.com/illinois-illegally-denied-election-group-access-to-voter-records-federal-court-rules_4328836.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Jussie Smollett Sentenced to Jail for False Report of a Hate Crime – Julia Jacobs and Robert Chiarito
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/10/arts/television/jussie-smollett-sentencing.html
— Biden Urges Americans to Blame Rising Prices on Putin. Many Do, for Now. – Katie Rogers and Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/10/us/politics/biden-putin-inflation.html
— U.S. Battles Russia and China on Ukraine War Disinformation – Edward Wong
(COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Since 2000, they have done everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/10/us/politics/russia-ukraine-china-bioweapons.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Most Democrats Say They’d Flee, Not Fight, a Ukraine-Style Invasion. Too many Americans have forgotten the meaning of ‘home of the brave.’ – Matthew Hennessey
(COMMENT: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/home-of-the-brave-rip-war-poll-democrats-fight-enlist-vietnam-soldiers-invasion-ukraine-patriotism-culture-war-isolationist-military-recruitment-11646929607
— Inflation Reached 7.9% in February; Consumer Prices Are the Highest in 40 Years. Surging energy costs related to Russian invasion of Ukraine are pushing prices higher. – Gabriel T. Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/us-inflation-consumer-price-index-february-2022-11646857681
— Economic Blacklist of Russia Marks New Blow for Globalization. Postwar vision of harmonious world trade was already under pressure; invasion of Ukraine risks further economic fragmentation. – Josh Zumbrun
https://www.wsj.com/articles/economic-blacklist-of-russia-marks-new-blow-for-globalization-11646940040
— Senate Passes $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill That Includes Aid for Ukraine – Siobhan Hughes and Teresa Mettela
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-democrats-see-ukraine-aid-speeding-passage-of-omnibus-spending-bill-11646935157
— Biden to Call for Revoking Normal Trade Relations With Russia – Yuka Hayashi and Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-to-call-for-revoking-normal-trade-relations-with-russia-11646971099
— Government Gives Itself a Big Raise. Everything you dislike about Congress and more—in 2,727 pages. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-gives-itself-a-big-raise-congress-omnibus-spending-bill-democrats-republicans-biden-defense-11646939869
— It’s Joe Biden’s Inflation. He blames Vladimir Putin, but his policies and the Federal Reserve are at fault. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-joe-bidens-inflation-vladimir-putin-russia-ukraine-prices-bureau-of-labor-statistics-11646952656
— IRS Readies Hiring Binge in Bid to Clear Tax-Return Backlog. Tax agency plans to hire 5,000 workers quickly and 5,000 more by September 2023. – Richard Rubin
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have wasted my knowledge of IRS the most. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $88,229-$99,994/year. GAO audits IRS. I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 and worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $104,915-$136,387/year. The Democrats who ran GAO kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 (1986-1988) of those almost 18 years. In my book, I would focus on my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors and on my Republican U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, their staff members, and their political consultants.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-readies-hiring-binge-in-bid-to-clear-tax-return-backlog-11646942444
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Republicans starved the Internal Revenue Service of funding for far too long, and the taxpayer has paid the price,” said Rep. Richard Neal (D., Mass.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. “But in this bill, Democrats deliver the largest funding increase to the agency in decades.” Republicans have criticized the IRS for being too slow to use pandemic-era funding it received. “The IRS is finally recognizing that this historic backlog is not due to a lack of funding, but due to its neglect in using the tools it has,” Rep. Kevin Brady (R., Texas), the top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, said last week.)

January 9 Evening Edition

ABC7

— Chicago anti-abortion activists rally at Federal Plaza as Roe vs. Wade anniversary nears. Pro-choice counter protesters set up across street. – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/march-for-life-chicago-loop-supreme-court-abortion-planned-parenthood/11440734/
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE: New NYC law allows its 800,000 noncitizens and ‘Dreamers’ to vote. Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation approved by the City Council to automatically become law.
(COMMENT: Democrats shout at noncitizens, at Dreamers, and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://abc7chicago.com/nyc-non-citizen-voting-new-york-noncitizen-vote-city-eric-adams/11445310/
— Is there school Monday for CPS? Mayor, CPS CEO reject latest Chicago Teachers Union proposal. ‘This is a solution to what we are experiencing in this moment,’ Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates says. – Tre Ward and Maher Kawash
https://abc7chicago.com/cps-ctu-chicago-public-schools-teachers-union/11444523/
— Plainfield school district cancels class Monday due to ‘spiking number of bus drivers with COVID’
https://abc7chicago.com/plainfield-school-district-202-covid-closures-bus-drivers/11446124/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Public Schools are still without a deal to reopen Monday; talks with teachers union ongoing – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-public-schools-teachers-union-monday-classes-20220109-ljal2v564jc2jmqfqy4oumvgbq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The Illinois legislature needs a new watchdog now. Once again, the post of legislative inspector general is vacant. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/1/9/22872700/illinois-legislative-inspector-general-ethics-commission-legislature-watchdog-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Top Kane County GOP official calls election precinct redraw ‘a farce’ – James Fuller
(COMMENT: What have the following told your Republican Precinct Committeeman about the redraw: a) the chairman of your Republican township party organization, b) the chairman of your Republican county party organization, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and d) the IRP chairman?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220107/top-kane-county-gop-official-calls-election-precinct-redraw-a-farce
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A behind-the-scenes process of redrawing election precincts in Kane County sparked concerns Friday about election integrity and what will be one of the shortest primary election campaign seasons in recent history. Recent state legislation approved in the wake of the decennial redistricting effort requires counties to redraw election precinct boundary lines by Jan. 15. The changes will affect every race on the 2022 ballot. New rules require precincts to sit within a single congressional and state legislative district whenever possible as well as a single county board district and municipal ward. Many counties regularly split or merge precincts to avoid them becoming too large or small for Democrat and Republican Party committeemen to properly represent constituents on partisan matters. Party committeemen are the foot soldiers of local political parties. The influence of those roles carries particular intrigue for local Republicans who are loyal to former President Donald Trump and continue to support the debunked claims of fraud in the 2020 election. The 2022 elections bring an opportunity for Trump loyalists to take control of the local party. Which voters live in which precincts will be a factor in that GOP battle. Kane County hasn’t adjusted its 291 precincts in nearly 20 years. That’s created 28 precincts that contain far more registered voters than the 1,200-voter cap target suggested by state legislation. Multiple precincts contain fewer than the 500 registered voters state law suggests is too small for a stand-alone precinct. A self-appointed team of workers in the county clerk’s office, information technology department, graphics information system staff, lawyers in the state’s attorney’s office and the chairman of the county board’s public service committee have spent the past several weeks redrawing the precinct boundaries. Kane County Board Chair Corinne Pierog has also been involved. She serves as vice chair of the Kane County Democrats. Except for Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham, who is a Republican, all the elected officials involved so far are Democrats. The public will get a look at the redrawn precincts on Tuesday. There will be a final vote on the remap Friday, one day before the state deadline. That’s not enough review or involvement in the process for several GOP members of the county board. “It’s a farce to suggest this committee has had any role or involvement in this at all,” said Ken Shepro, a county board member and chairman of the Kane County Republican Party. “No member of this committee has been asked to participate in any of these meetings or give any guidance.” Fellow Republican Tom Koppie said the process and the tight deadlines mean the county board will be “forced to accept maps generated by the bureaucracy.” “I do not believe this is what the voting public anticipated or expects,” Koppie said. Anita Lewis, a Democrat on the board who tends to side with Republicans, questioned the process. “And I’m not going to be able to say beyond a shadow of a doubt that everything was done right,” Lewis said. “I just don’t have that comfort level.” Even if the county board approves the new precinct boundaries next Friday, the county staff said it may take up until the first week of February to have maps paired with voter rolls that will allow candidates to collect accurate petition signatures. Petition filing for candidates seeking the top ballot spots is March 7. Candidates normally have 90 days to circulate petitions. Both county board members and the clerk’s office staff said they expect more petition challenges to kick candidates off the ballot because of the tight window and an increased likelihood of signatures from people who find themselves in different precincts.)
— Almost half of patients at McHenry County’s Northwestern Medicine hospitals have COVID-19 – Ben Szalinski
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220109/almost-half-of-patients-at-mchenry-countys-northwestern-medicine-hospitals-have-covid-19

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot on CTU: ‘They abandoned kids and their families’ Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the mayor called out the Chicago Teachers Union over the ongoing standoff while also signaling some compromise is possible on the issue of expanded COVID testing.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-chicago-schools-teachers-union-standoff-ctu-abandoned-kids

NPR ILLINOIS
— Toyota is the first non-U.S. company to be the country’s top seller – Ayesha Rascoe
https://www.nprillinois.org/2022-01-09/toyota-is-the-first-non-u-s-company-to-be-the-countrys-top-seller

WIREPOINTS
— Six sources of Chicago Teachers Union power – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/six-sources-of-chicago-teachers-union-power/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Jan. 6 committee member floats proposal to block Trump from a potential return to White House. Rep. Jamie Raskin cites Reconstruction-era law intended to bar Confederates from office. – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/9/jan-6-committee-member-floats-proposal-block-trump/
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE: NYC mayor says Dems need to become ‘radically practical’ as he clears way for noncitizens to vote – Ryan Lovelace
(COMMENT: Democrats shout at noncitizens and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/9/nyc-mayor-says-dems-need-become-radically-practica/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Joe Biden, the Divider in Chief, (unknowingly) kicks off the campaigns of the GOP and President Trump – Rajan Laad
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/01/joe_biden_the_divider_in_chief_unknowingly_kicks_off_the_campaigns_to_the_gop_and_president_trump.html

BLAZE
— Democrats quietly plot to use provision in Constitution to bar Trump from holding political office – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democrats-constitution-14th-amendment-trump

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Indiana Moves to Bar Critical Race Theory From Being Taught in Public Universities. Senate Bill 167, which is sponsored by seven Republican lawmakers, states that no “state educational institution” can “engage in training, orientation, or therapy” that includes stereotypes on the basis of “sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, [and] political affiliation.” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/indiana-moves-to-bar-critical-race-theory-from-being-taught-in-public-universities/

THE HILL
— Kinzinger says Jan. 6 panel already has ‘powerful and substantive narrative’ – MYCHAEL SCHNELL
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/588914-kinzinger-says-jan-6-panel-already-has-powerful-and-substantive

NBC NEWS
— Full Kinzinger: ‘There are people that live in a totally different reality’
https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/full-kinzinger-there-are-people-that-live-in-a-totally-different-reality-130457157993
— Kinzinger: Jan. 6 select committee ready to put out a ‘substantive narrative’
https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/kinzinger-jan-6-select-committee-ready-to-put-out-a-substantive-narrative-130458181941
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs illegally encourage illegal immigration.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/slowing-immigration-worsens-job-shortages-n1287219

NEW YORK TIMES
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE: Noncitizens’ Right to Vote Becomes Law in New York City. Starting next year, 800,000 legal permanent residents will be eligible to vote in municipal elections. – Grace Ashford
(COMMENT: Democrats shout at noncitizens and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/09/nyregion/noncitizens-voting-rights.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DECEMBER 14, 2021 FLASHBACK: What to know about midterm elections
(COMMENT: Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, and RINO major donors, political consultants, fundraisers, and pollsters a) want Republican candidates to lose elections, b) tell Republican leaders to recruit candidates who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, c) tell Republican leaders to recruit candidates who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, d) tell Republican leaders to recruit candidates who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, and e) tell Republican leaders to recruit candidates who promote dependence on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/12/14/midterm-elections-what-to-know/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans are putting a big effort into recruiting more women and minority candidates up and down the ballot to compete with Democrats, who generally have a bigger slate of minority candidates.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. to Spend $10 Billion to Boost Small Businesses. Part of the Treasury Department funding will target disadvantaged communities, but some Republicans say spending overlaps with money available in existing programs. – Amara Omeokwe
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-spend-10-billion-to-boost-small-businesses-11641637801
— Facebook’s Former Elections Boss Now Questions Social Media’s Impact on Politics. Katie Harbath says she left Facebook disillusioned; now she pushes for more online guardrails. – Jeff Horwitz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-former-elections-boss-now-questions-social-medias-impact-on-politics-11641648561

NEWSWEEK
— Congress Should Refer Trump for Prosecution Over Jan. 6, Say 41% of Americans in New Poll – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/congress-should-refer-trump-prosecution-over-jan-6-say-41-americans-new-poll-1667228

INDEPENDENT
— Capitol riot committee could present damning case against Trump even if it concluded today, says Kinzinger. Available evidence shows Trump delayed call for supporter to leave. – John Bowden
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/kinzinger-capitol-riot-tomorrow-trump-b1989640.html

DAILY MAIL
— Kinzinger blames ‘profit-driven radio’ for turning Trump fans into ‘angry, fearful victimized group’
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10384269/Kinzinger-blames-profit-driven-radio-turning-Trump-fans-angry-fearful-victimized-group.html
https://www.nation.lk/online/kinzinger-blames-profit-driven-radio-for-turning-trump-fans-into-angry-fearful-victimized-group-163441.html

CENTURY 21
— COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE: 520 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $349,900
https://commercial.century21.com/listing/520-west-roosevelt-road-wheaton-il-60187-REN016777498

January 9 Morning Edition

ABC7

— ‘It was frankly dumb’: Ted Cruz apologizes for calling Jan. 6 riot a ‘violent terrorist attack’ – Jill Col
https://abc7chicago.com/ted-cruz-tucker-carlson-jan-6-fox/11441420/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— When demotion threats replace steady leadership at CPD, something is very wrong – Bob Angone, retired Chicago Police lieutenant, Austin, Texas
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/1/9/22870575/chicago-police-lori-lightfoot-demotion-arrests-teachers-letters

FOX32
— Where do you think you got COVID? A lot of Illinois residents are answering ‘School’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/where-do-you-think-you-got-covid-a-lot-of-illinois-residents-are-answering-school

DAILY HERALD
— HOPE Fair Housing Center names Michael Chavarria as new executive director – Nafia Khan
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20220106/hope-fair-housing-center-names-michael-chavarria-as-new-executive-director
— Evil labels The trend toward dehumanizing adversaries avoids real debate – Editorial
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, right-wingers, and even worse things.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20220108/editorial-the-rhetoric-of-good-and-evil

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Davis has advantage in primary vs. Miller despite Trump’s support, observers say – Dean Olsen
(COMMENT: Being a Republican Precinct Committeeman can be a thankless job and even worse things. I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 a) who I have circulated nominating petitions for in my precinct, b) who I have obtained yard sign locations for in my precinct, c) who I have distributed their campaign literature for in my precinct, and d) who I have otherwise helped elect WHO HAVE BLAMED ME FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. I would focus on those candidates who have lost elections. I would focus on those candidates who had standing to come to my defense, but did not, a) when my precinct was gerrymandered this year and in 2015, b) when I was stopped from raising funds from DuPage Republicans so that DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade in 2021, c) when I was dumped as TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, d) when I was dumped as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2011, e) when I was dumped as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, f) when I was dumped as an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee (SC) member in 2007, g) when ICRC SC members tried to get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, and h) when I ran for MTRO Treasurer in 2004. I would focus on those candidates a) who were on ballots in my precinct the most times since 2000, b) who live in Wheaton, Milton Township, and/or DuPage County, and/or c) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/01/09/il-political-observers-davis-edge-over-miller-despite-trump-nod/9137108002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s unknown how Miller secured Trump’s endorsement over Davis, who was co-chair of Trump’s reelection campaign in Illinois and was closely aligned with many of Trump’s policies, including the attempted but ultimately unsuccessful repeal of the Affordable Care Act.)

SOUTHLAND JOURNAL
— Jimmy Lee Tillman II Responds to President Biden’s January 7th Economic Report
https://thesouthlandjournal.com/jimmy-lee-tillman-ii-responds-to-president-bidens-january-7th-economic-report/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chavarria succeeds Evelyn Sanguinetti, who served as HOPE’s executive director from 2020-2022 and was the 47th Lt. Governor of the State of Illinois from 2015-2019.)

DUPAGE ELECTION DIVISION
— Precinct Committeeperson
(COMMENT: Being a Republican Precinct Committeeman can be a thankless job and even worse things. I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 a) who I have circulated nominating petitions for in my precinct, b) who I have obtained yard sign locations for in my precinct, c) who I have distributed their campaign literature for in my precinct, and d) who I have otherwise helped elect WHO HAVE BLAMED ME FOR THEIR PROBLEMS. I would focus on those candidates who have lost elections. I would focus on those candidates who had standing to come to my defense, but did not, a) when my precinct was gerrymandered this year and in 2015, b) when I was stopped from raising funds from DuPage Republicans so that DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade in 2021, c) when I was dumped as TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, d) when I was dumped as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2011, e) when I was dumped as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, f) when I was dumped as an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee (SC) member in 2007, g) when ICRC SC members tried to get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, and h) when I ran for MTRO Treasurer in 2004. I would focus on those candidates a) who were on ballots in my precinct the most times since 2000, b) who live in Wheaton, Milton Township, and/or DuPage County, and/or c) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Candidates_and_Campaigns/48691/

WIREPOINTS
— What Illinois didn’t tell you about its celebrated early payment of federal loan – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/what-illinois-didnt-tell-you-about-its-celebrated-early-payment-of-federal-loan-wirepoints/

THE HILL
— Pandemic pushes teachers unions to center stage ahead of midterms – JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/588823-pandemic-pushes-teachers-unions-to-center-stage-ahead-of-midterms

NEW YORK POST
— New Twitter CEO has brought wave of high-profile bans in short tenure – Conor Skelding
(COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://nypost.com/2022/01/08/twitter-ceo-parag-agrawal-has-brought-wave-of-high-profile-bans/
— Resident assistants at Western Carolina University slam school for ‘being hijacked by wokeness’ – Dana Kennedy
https://nypost.com/2022/01/08/western-carolina-university-slammed-for-being-hijacked-by-wokeness/
— City moves to open COVID testing centers after Post report on race – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2022/01/08/nyc-moves-to-open-covid-testing-sites-after-post-report-on-race/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Woke Catholicism Is Inimical to Western Civilization – A.J. Rice
https://amgreatness.com/2022/01/08/woke-catholicism-is-inimical-to-western-civilization/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media continue to warn that ‘democracy is in danger’ – here’s what they’re missing – John Ransom
(COMMENT: For Democrats, “democracy” is what Democrats use to take opportunities, income, assets, etc. away from Republicans.)
https://www.aim.org/uncategorized/media-continue-to-warn-that-democracy-is-in-danger-heres-what-theyre-missing/

BREITBART
— Pinkerton: NYC’s Woke District Attorney Is Creating the Real-Life Sequel to ‘Escape from New York’
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2022/01/08/pinkerton-nycs-woke-district-attorney-is-creating-the-real-life-sequel-to-escape-from-new-york/

CHRISTIANITY TODAY
— Pope Francis laments couples who choose pets over having children – Jennifer Lee
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/pope.francis.laments.couples.who.choose.pets.over.having.children/138009.htm

DAILY WIRE
— Multiple States Prioritizing COVID Care Based On Race – Ashe Schow
(COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs who run your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America officially give preference to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who have less money than others, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, moderates, liberals, Trump-haters, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, citizens of foreign countries, etc.?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/multiple-states-prioritizing-covid-care-based-on-race-thanks-to-the-fda

POST MILLENNIAL
— Fox News trumps CNN, MSNBC in viewership on Jan 6 anniversary – James Anthony
https://thepostmillennial.com/fox-news-trumps-cnn-msnbc-in-viewership-on-jan-6-anniversary

EPOCH TIMES
— Chinese Communist Party Advances Its Agenda to Weaken US Through Stealth Tactics – Ella Kietlinska and Joshua Philipp
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-communist-party-advances-its-agenda-to-weaken-us-through-stealth-tactics-expert_4200291.html

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Mass Formation Psychosis. The Madness of Crowds. And The End Of Progressive America. Hope in the midst of despair. But first, things will fall apart, so get ready. – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/mass-formation-psychosis-the-madness-of-crowds-and-the-end-of-the-progressive-march-through-institutions/
— Ivy League Releases Statement in Support of Transgender Swimmer at Penn. “The Ivy League reaffirms its unwavering commitment to providing an inclusive environment for all student-athletes while condemning transphobia and discrimination in any form.” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/ivy-league-releases-statement-in-support-of-transgender-swimmer-at-penn/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Chicago Teachers Are Teacher’s Pets – Debra J. Saunders
https://www.creators.com/read/debra-saunders/01/22/chicago-teachers-are-teachers-pets

NEW YORK TIMES
— Look Ahead to 2032, at the Very Least In this season for forecasts and resolutions, investors will be better off if they are able to think 10 or more years ahead, our columnist says. – Jeff Sommer
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/business/stock-market-bonds-forecast.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s Cable Cabinet: New texts reveal the influence of Fox hosts on previous White House – Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey
(COMMENT: How do people respond when asked if they read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters? Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes make it clear that do not anyone to read my newsletters.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-cable-cabinet/2022/01/09/96fac488-6fe6-11ec-b9fc-b394d592a7a6_story.html
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/watershed-moment-in-nyc-new-law-allows-noncitizens-to-vote/2022/01/09/85c1bf9c-7111-11ec-b1e2-0539da8f4451_story.html
— Washington Gov. Inslee moves to diversify state hiring, reviving affirmative action debate
(COMMENT: To promote Affirmative Action is to promote discrimination against those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/washington-gov-inslee-moves-to-diversify-state-hiring-reviving-affirmative-action-debate/2022/01/08/6eab670c-7032-11ec-b9fc-b394d592a7a6_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How the Trump Social-Media Ban Paid Off for Trump, Platforms. One year after being kicked off Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, the former president is raking in campaign cash and planning his own social-media company. – Michael C. Bender and Georgia Wells
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-trump-social-media-ban-paid-off-for-trump-platforms-11641729604

INC.
— What It Means to Be a Mentor – HEATHER WILDE
(COMMENT: I should write a book about my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors a) who got rid of my IRS mentor who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and b) who got rid of my GAO mentor who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.inc.com/heather-wilde/what-it-means-to-be-a-mentor.html

KING 5
— Inslee rescinds ban on affirmative Action in Washington
(COMMENT: To promote Affirmative Action is to promote discrimination against those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.king5.com/article/news/politics/state-politics/inslee-lifts-affirmative-action-ban-in-washington/281-f2b1bfc1-8b31-434c-8c11-809c6823d0f3

WINSTON SALEM JOURNAL
— Factions are inevitable, as is minority privilege – Byron Williams
(COMMENT: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want to give a) minorities privilege over Whites, b) women privilege over men. c) younger people privilege over older people, d) LGBTQers privilege over heterosexuals, e) non-Christians privilege over Christians, f) non-Protestants privilege over Protestants, g) non-Italian Americans privilege over Italian Americans, h) non-German Americans privilege over German Americans, i) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time privilege over those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, j) those who have less money privilege over those who have more money, k) non-married people privilege over married people, l) renters privilege over home owners, m) moderates and liberals privilege over conservatives, n) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs privilege over Republicans, o) citizens of foreign countries privilege over citizens of America, p) Trump-haters privilege over those who do not hate Trump, q) criminals privilege over non-criminals, r) boozers privilege over non-drinkers, s) gamblers privilege over non-gamblers, and t) stoners privilege over non-pot users.)
https://journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/byron-williams-factions-are-inevitable-as-is-minority-privilege/article_b1b891e6-6fc9-11ec-bc51-8f142719320c.html

NBC AUGUSTA
— Augusta County seeks feedback as it adjusts voting precincts – Tara Todd
(COMMENT: This year, just like they did in 2015, my critics/opponents had their operatives and dupes draw me into the same precinct with Jeanne Ives. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.nbc29.com/2022/01/08/augusta-county-seeks-feedback-it-adjusts-voting-precincts/

NEWSWEEK
— Republican Adam Kinzinger Describes GOP as ‘Unrecognizable,’ Says Trump ‘Basically Insane’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-adam-kinzinger-describes-gop-unrecognizable-says-trump-basically-insane-1667218

DAILY KOS
— Gerrymandering and Cracking Allowed in Illinois
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 this year and in 2015.)
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/1/8/1997578/-Gerrymandering-and-Cracking-Allowed-in-Illinois

GUARDIAN
— Trump has birthed a dangerous new ‘Lost Cause’ myth. We must fight it – David Blight
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/08/trump-has-birthed-a-dangerous-new-lost-cause-myth-we-must-fight-it

January 4 Evening Edition

FOX32
— Record number of COVID-19 patients fill Illinois hospital beds: ‘More challenging by the day’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/record-number-of-covid-19-patients-fill-illinois-hospital-beds-more-challenging-by-the-day

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Benedictine monks cut ties with Benet Academy months after school hired coach in same-sex marriage. The chancellor of Benet Academy said in September he was “deeply troubled” by the school’s decision to hire a girls lacrosse coach in a same-sex marriage. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2022/1/4/22867440/benedictine-monks-cut-ties-benet-academy-hiring-coach-same-sex-marriage-amanda-kammes

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— US Rep. Bobby Rush ending 30-year congressional run for ‘higher calling’ in the pulpit, as scramble of potential successors begins – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-bobby-rush-retiring-congress-20220104-c2n4xjudkvcw3or6b7dpc42eze-story.html
— COVID testing is critical to keeping Chicago schools open. On that front, CPS has failed badly. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-cps-ctu-covid-testing-debacle-20220104-ah242gmknnhvpg3liw3ky5jqve-story.html
— Use the anniversary of the U.S. Capitol rioting to boost democracy, not Democrats – JONATHAN BERNSTEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-riots-democracy-20220104-l6tgjtzcpbbbfbwvrsl7bbroz4-story.html
— COMMENT: Pot pushers push pot. To pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-marijuana-sales-comparison-st-0105-20220104-bkjqyukybfak7lfabjopyhig7a-story.html
— COVID-19 testing available at several Naperville locations – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-covid-testing-st-0105-20220104-tp7fwbyvxvf7npredc446jplqq-story.html
— After violent 2021, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police leaders look to hit the reset button – again – GREGORY PRATT and ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-brown-violence-2022-20220105-euep2o4luffidpwzzj7tafghpy-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Republican former prosecutor Milhiser announces he will run for Illinois secretary of state – Andrew Adams
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/01/04/john-milhiser-illinois-secretary-state-2022-election-race-trump-officials/9091813002/

OUR QUAD CITIES
— The mud is already flying in bitter battle to be Republican candidate in the Illinois 15th Congressional District – Jonathan Turner
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/the-mud-is-already-flying-in-bitter-battle-to-be-republican-candidate-in-the-illinois-15th-congressional-district/

WSIL TV
— More children are hospitalized with Covid-19 than ever before as doctors face rising cases – CNN
https://www.wsiltv.com/coronavirus/more-children-are-hospitalized-with-covid-19-than-ever-before-as-doctors-face-rising-cases/article_ce9b77ae-0e5e-5ab8-9b6f-ebd5870d5ade.html

WREX
— The world’s 500 richest people became $1 trillion richer last year – CNN
https://www.wrex.com/the-worlds-500-richest-people-became-1-trillion-richer-last-year/article_f74963cb-e3ec-5da6-92fa-19c744aec7da.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump cancels Jan. 6 press conference – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/4/donald-trump-cancels-jan-6-press-conference/
— Pelosi accused of hiding info on her role in security breakdown on Jan. 6 – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/4/nancy-pelosi-accused-hiding-information-her-role-s/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Why did Facebook say a children’s book on Ronald Reagan is ‘disruptive’? – Quin Hillyer
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-did-facebook-say-a-childrens-book-on-ronald-reagan-is-disruptive
— It’s ‘law and order’ vs. ‘woke’ and Black Lives Matter in bitter campaign for Orange County district attorney – TORI RICHARDS
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/fairness-justice/its-law-and-order-vs-woke-and-black-lives-matter-in-bitter-campaign-for-orange-county-district-attorney
— Republicans say Capitol Police in ‘worse position’ than on Jan. 6, alleging Pelosi failure and secrecy – Emily Brooks
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-nancy-pelosi-house-failure-january-6-anniversary-failure

FOX NEWS
— New York’s racialized coronavirus priorities are illegal and warrant DOJ investigation, critics say. The New York state health department says no one is being turned away from treatment based on race. – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-york-coronavirus-priorities-illegal-investigation-critics

GOPUSA
— $29,000 For An Average Used Car During Biden Era
https://www.gopusa.com/29000-for-an-average-used-car-during-biden-era/

AMERICAN THINKER
— One more awkward hypocrisy emerges about incident where a police-defunding and ‘bail reform’ advocate Illinois state senator was carjacked – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/01/one_more_awkward_hypocrisy_emerges_about_incident_where_a_policedefunding_and_bail_reform_advocate_illinois_state_senator_was_carjacked.html

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media unite in push warning of Republican-led government collapse – Tim Worstall
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-unite-in-push-warning-of-republican-led-government-collapse/

BLAZE
— Gov. DeSantis: ‘Lockdown politicians’ have been escaping to freedom in Florida throughout pandemic – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/gov-desantis-lockdown-politicians-have-been-escaping-to-freedom-in-florida-throughout-pandemic

CBN NEWS
— ‘Another Glaring Example of Cancel Culture’: Facebook Blocks Conservative Children’s Book Publisher
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2022/january/another-glaring-example-of-cancel-culture-facebook-blocks-conservative-childrens-book-publisher

DAILY CALLER
— The Biden Administration’s Continued Obsession Over ‘Extremism’ In The Military – BOB BARR
https://dailycaller.com/2022/01/04/barr-biden-administrations-obsession-extremism-military/

FEDERALIST
— Why Tradition-Loving Conservatives Are Waging War On Institutions
https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/04/why-tradition-loving-conservatives-are-waging-war-on-institutions/

HANNITY
— MORE MIDNIGHT FLIGHTS? Biden Still Flying Illegal Immigrants All Over the Country, Now in PA
https://hannity.com/media-room/more-midnight-flights-biden-still-flying-illegal-immigrants-all-over-the-country-now-in-pa/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Devin Nunes Betrays Conservatives – DAN MCLAUGHLIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/devin-nunes-betrays-conservatives/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— University of Memphis Offers Professors Financial Incentives to Embed Social Justice in Curricula – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/university-of-memphis-offers-professors-financial-incentives-to-embed-social-justice-in-curricula/

EPOCH TIMES
— Facebook Reverses Course After Backlash for Permanently Locking Account of Conservative Children’s Book Publisher – Zachary Stieber
https://www.theepochtimes.com/facebook-reverses-course-after-backlash-for-permanently-locking-account-of-conservative-childrens-book-publisher_4192255.html
— Men Are Different From Women, Women From Men – Philip Carl Salzman
https://www.theepochtimes.com/men-are-different-from-women-women-from-men_4188141.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Only 17% of workers say their pay has kept pace with inflation. – Ben Casselman
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/04/business/economy/worker-pay-inflation.html
— More workers quit than ever as U.S. job openings remain near a record. – Ben Casselman
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/04/business/economy/job-openings-coronavirus.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Covid-19 Infections Top One Million After Holiday Backlog. States report backlogs of cases after pausing for the New Year holiday – Anthony DeBarros and Rhiannon Hoyle
https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-infections-accelerate-across-asia-11641283016

NEWSWEEK
— Marjorie Taylor Greene Urges Republicans to ‘Leave Twitter NOW!’ After Her Suspension – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER
https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-urges-republicans-leave-twitter-now-after-her-suspension-1665490
— Republican House Memo Warns Capitol Is Not Safe Ahead of January 6 Anniversary – KHALEDA RAHMAN
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-house-memo-warns-capitol-not-safe-ahead-january-6-anniversary-1665288

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Biden’s Midnight Flights of Illegal Immigrants Now Landing in New Territory – Cameron Arcand
https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-midnight-flights-illegal-immigrants-now-landing-new-territory-reports/
— House Republicans Turn the Jan. 6 Tables on Nancy Pelosi with a Major Accusation – Joe Saunders
https://www.westernjournal.com/house-republicans-turn-jan-6-tables-nancy-pelosi-major-accusation/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What top priorities do your critics/opponents have? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

All my critics/opponents have the following top priorities:


— Stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, stop everyone from reading those newsletters
— Destroy those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate, that refuse to glorify and praise them, that refuse to pander to them, that refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, that refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or that refuse to give them money
— Destroy those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that support planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject including the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks

I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the success that they have had destroying the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, me, etc.

I would focus on my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton

I would focus on those who succeeded last year in stopping me from raising funds from Republicans so that Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks.

I would focus on the biggest hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.

January 2 Evening Edition

ABC7

— Chicago shootings: 25 shot, 4 fatally, in New Year’s weekend violence, police say
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shootings-violence-new-years-weekend/11416886/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— June primary election hovers over Illinois legislative session as lawmakers try to finish budget and other work by April – DAN PETRELLA and JEREMY GORNER
(COMMENT: What offices will be on June 28, 2022 Republican primary ballots in your precinct, who are the announced candidates for those offices, and how much do you know about them? How would they answer the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) CRT, b) 1619, c) BLM, d) reparations, e) LGBTQ, f) dependency on government, g) dependency on charity, h) abortion, i) mass/illegal immigration, j) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, k) more gun controls, l) patronage, m) political affiliation discrimination, n) reverse discrimination, and o) age discrimination?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-election-year-session-20220102-2fusqdnrmbevjo2dzaatt2wjje-story.html
— As federal case still orbits Madigan, what’s next for the ComEd bribery probe? – JASON MEISNER and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-michael-madigan-comed-bribery-probe-whats-next-20220102-n4byfu3lqvh2jbgfip6ftfbfmi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame all problems on individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not hate Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2022/1/2/22863637/new-years-problems-2021-2022-future

ADVANTAGE NEWS
— Illinois received around $162B in federal stimulus last two years – Greg Bishop
https://www.advantagenews.com/news/illinois-received-around-162b-in-federal-stimulus-last-two-years/article_53f6d250-6a53-11ec-8e75-5f1f37d8e268.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Calumet City Alderman Intimidating Auditor – Offers To Share Dirty Text Messages – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2022/01/calumet-city-alderman-intimidating-auditor-offers-to-share-dirty-text-messages/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats, Republicans split on whether Trump to blame for Jan. 6 riot: poll – Valerie Richardson
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/2/democrats-republicans-split-whether-trump-blame-ja/
— Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended permanently from Twitter for ‘COVID-19 misinformation’ Oft-suspended Georgia Republican calls Twitter ‘an enemy to America’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/2/marjorie-taylor-greene-suspended-permanently-twitt/

FOX NEWS
— NY Gov. Hochul declares racism a ‘public health crisis’ ‘I am proud to sign legislation that addresses this crisis head-on,’ the Democratic governor says. – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ny-gov-hochul-racism-public-health-crisis

BREITBART
— A year after Capitol riot, Americans fear for their democracy: polls – AFP
https://www.breitbart.com/news/a-year-after-capitol-riot-americans-fear-for-their-democracy-polls/

BLAZE
— Twitter permanently suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene; GOP rep. responds to banning of her personal account – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/marjorie-taylor-greene-twitter-suspended

COLLEGE FIX
— There’s ‘abundant evidence’ critical race theory is in our schools
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/theres-abundant-evidence-critical-race-theory-is-in-our-schools/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Pandemic Response Will Be Used As Model for “Climate Crisis” Response. It’s not appropriate. However, unless there is serious push-back, it may be the very model used. – Leslie Eastman
https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/pandemic-response-will-be-used-as-model-for-climate-crisis-response/

CNN
— One of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s verified Twitter accounts permanently suspended from Twitter – Donie O’Sullivan
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/02/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-twitter-suspension/index.html

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Students at University of Oregon Want Critical Race Theory Required for Graduation – MIKE LACHANCE
https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/students-at-university-of-oregon-want-critical-race-theory-required-for-graduation/amp/

ABC NEWS
— Republican Liz Cheney calls Trump ‘clearly unfit for future office’ Rep. Liz Cheney said Jan. 6 panel gives her “hope.” – Lucien Bruggeman
(COMMENT: Obviously, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters believe that if Trump runs again, he will win.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/republican-liz-cheney-calls-trump-unfit-future-office/story?id=82039304

NEW YORK TIMES
— Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account. The social media service said the Republican congresswoman had violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation. – Davey Alba
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/02/technology/marjorie-taylor-greene-twitter.html
— A Former Facebook Executive Pushes to Open Social Media’s ‘Black Boxes’ – Ben Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/02/business/media/crowdtangle-facebook-brandon-silverman.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Will the Crime Wave Soon Crest? There’s already a backlash against antipolice policies, and demographic trends are encouraging. – Barry Latzer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-crime-wave-crest-chicago-new-york-los-angeles-homicide-felon-bail-reform-2021-shooting-killing-demographics-immigration-11641152861
— Twitter Permanently Suspends One of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Accounts. Georgia congresswoman loses access to her personal account, though she maintains an account through her office – Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-permanently-suspends-one-of-marjorie-taylor-greenes-accounts-11641140416

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Meet the typical baby boomer: Worth $206,000, they’ve been blamed for ruining the economy for millennials and are in the midst of the ‘gray tsunami’ – Hillary Hoffower
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the biggest anti-baby boomers in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/typical-baby-boomer-net-worth-debt-real-estate-retirement-2021-12

NEWSWEEK
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies that do not hate Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/liz-cheney-says-gop-must-loyal-either-trump-constitution-cannot-both-1664868

DAILY MAIL
— Woke Baltimore mayor’s ‘violence reduction strategies’ backfire as city sees annual murder and shooting rates RISE, with 337 killings in 2021 – ANDREA BLANCO
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10362423/Baltimore-sees-annual-murder-shooting-rates-RISE-woke-crime-policy-enacted.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Statistics Show America’s Education System is Failing: CRT and Lower Expectation Equals Fewer Literate Graduates, Expert Says. ‘Learning has been replaced by an aggressive political agenda designed to instill doubt, mental pain, and low expectations in students’ – Patricia Tolson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/statistics-show-americas-education-system-is-failing-crt-and-lower-expectation-equals-fewer-literate-graduates-expert-says_4179014.html

AARP
— 7 Signs You’ve Been a Victim of Age Discrimination. Here’s what to look for if you think you’ve suffered from workplace age bias. – Tamara Lytle
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the biggest age discriminators in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.aarp.org/work/working-at-50-plus/info-2019/age-discrimination-signs.html
— How to Fight Back Against Age Discrimination. Take these steps to protect yourself against this illegal workplace activity. – Tamara Lytle
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the biggest age discriminators in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.aarp.org/work/working-at-50-plus/info-2019/fight-against-age-discrimination.html

December 30 Evening Edition

ABC7

— Illinois COVID cases: IL reports record-high 30,386 new cases, 87 deaths. IL adopts CDC quarantine guidelines.
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-testing-cases-test/11406919/
— Woman beaten, robbed by 8 people on Lakeview sidewalk; 2nd group robbery reported at CTA Red Line. Chicago police warn of 20 other similar crimes in Lakeview, Lincoln Park over last 2 months. – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/lakeview-chicago-crime-robbery-muggings/11404648/
— Woman shot outside Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Westmont. Suspect fled the scene and is not in custody, Westmont spokesperson says.
https://abc7chicago.com/hilton-chicago-oak-brook-hills-resort-conference-center-shooting-hotel-westmont/11404826/
— Illinois using SMART health card with personal vaccine QR code to prove you’re vaccinated – Mark Rivera
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-vaccine-qr-code-smart-health-card-vax-verify-vaccination/11407825/

NBC5
— Illinois Obliterates Daily COVID Record, With More Than 30K New Cases in Single Day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-obliterates-daily-covid-record-with-more-than-30k-new-cases-in-single-day/2718252/

FOX32
— Illinois launches Vax Verify system to confirm vaccination status for residents
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1018080

WGN RADIO
— DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin: Self-defense not a viable argument for Oakbrook Center shooters
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/dupage-county-states-attorney-robert-berlin-self-defense-not-a-viable-argument-for-oak-brook-shopping-center-shooters/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Federal court dismisses lawsuits sought to fight state redistricting map. The suits, brought by state Republicans, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and the East St. Louis Branch of the NAACP, argued that the redistricting map passed by the Democrats last summer disenfranchised minority voters in some districts. – Matthew Hendrickson
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2021/12/30/22860312/federal-court-dismisses-lawsuits-illinois-republicans-2-others-redistricting-map-fight
— Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton tests positive for COVID-19. The lieutenant governor, who was fully vaccinated and boosted, had only mild symptoms Thursday. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/12/30/22860002/juliana-stratton-tests-positive-covid-illinois-lt-gov-coronavirus
— State lawmakers slash January legislative session due to COVID-19 surge. Lawmakers will meet for just one day in Springfield as the state sees its highest coronavirus caseloads of the pandemic. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/12/30/22859948/illinois-capitol-springfield-legislative-session-canceled-covid-january
— Illinois obliterates daily COVID-19 case record with more than 30K positive tests. With cases, hospitalizations and deaths rising rapidly, officials are urging more residents to get vaccinated and boosted. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/12/30/22860227/illinois-coronavirus-record-high-cases-30000-covid-omicron-vaccine-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Amid record-breaking COVID-19 spike, Illinois driver’s license facilities will temporarily close; lieutenant governor infected – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-covid-lieutenant-governor-stratton-20211230-f5qorea7xjgshezyem2rui72i4-story.html
— Food pantries have worked overtime to meet demand. Our neighbors still need our help. – KELLIE O’CONNELL
(COMMENT: Soon, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, everyone in America will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) collecting welfare.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-food-pantries-chicago-need-20211229-2gstmyex5rczrmigiuwqntddbe-story.html
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-1231-20211230-2olhqzn2b5bcbajqg7n5efwinu-story.html
— Federal court panel upholds Democratic-drawn state legislative districts – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-legislative-map-ruling-democrats-20211230-ol5cmwt5kff6bljqewlc4f64fi-story.html
— Gov. Pritzker urges hospitals to halt nonemergency surgeries amid record-breaking COVID-19 spike; lieutenant governor infected and driver’s facilities to close – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-covid-lieutenant-governor-stratton-20211230-f5qorea7xjgshezyem2rui72i4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Opioid task force to get $200K from DuPage County, where such overdoses are up 17% – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211230/opioid-task-force-to-get-200k-from-dupage-county-where-such-overdoses-are-up-17
— Illinois records 30,386 new COVID-19 cases, most ever in one day – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211230/illinois-records-30386-new-covid-19-cases-most-ever-in-one-day

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Court upholds new Illinois legislative maps. A federal court rejected complaints from Republicans and Black and Latino groups that the remap plan is unfair. Barring a long-shot appeal, the new maps will be in place for 2022 elections. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-legislative-maps-upheld-federal-court

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— COVID-19 delays start of 2022 General Assembly; drafting a state budget remains a priority – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/12/30/covid-affects-start-illinois-2022-general-assembly/9022002002/
— Replacement for outgoing Legislative Inspector General Carol Pope remains uncertain – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/state/2021/12/30/illinois-commission-deadlocked-replacement-inspector-general/9054296002/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Madison County crafting 500-plus ballot styles for June – Scott Cousins,
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-gearing-up-for-a-late-primary-election-16732336.php

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Five-term Congressman Rodney Davis works to meet people in new 35-county district, including the QC area – Jonathan Turner
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/five-term-congressman-works-to-meet-people-in-new-35-county-district-including-the-qc-area/

WAND TV
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/state-releases-guidance-to-protect-transgender-nonbinary-gender-non-conforming-students/article_019dad66-698c-11ec-a87a-6729b32dd6dd.html

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— OMICRON SURGE ‘UNLIKE ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN’; 30,386 ILLINOIS CASES, 1,130 IN KANE; 5,689 IN ILLINOIS HOSPITALS Omicron Surge ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Seen’; U.S. Children Hospitalized in Record Numbers; At-Home Tests Less Sensitive To Omicron.
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2021/12/covid-19-update-omicron-surge-unlike-anything-weve-seen-30386-illinois-cases-1130-in-kane-5689-in-illinois-hospitals/

LAKE & MCHENRY COUNTY SCANNER
— Federal court delays new law that will prohibit Illinois jails from housing ICE detainees amid lawsuit appeal. – Sam Borcia
https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2021/12/30/federal-court-delays-new-law-that-will-prohibit-illinois-jails-from-housing-ice-detainees-following-lawsuit/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives compares Lightfoot to ‘Mrs. O’Leary’s cow’ following new vaccine mandate – Solange DeLisle
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/616563020-ives-compares-lightfoot-to-mrs-o-leary-s-cow-following-new-vaccine-mandate

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Conservatives blast AMA’s woke advice on how medical professionals should talk about race – Kery Murakami
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/dec/30/conservatives-warn-dangers-medical-associations-wo/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— US maintains high death rate due to COVID-19 despite lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccines – Cassidy Morrison
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/us-maintains-high-death-rate-due-to-covid-19-despite-lockdowns-mask-mandates-and-vaccines

FOX NEWS
— Trump will get GOP’s 2024 nomination if he wants it, Lindsey Graham says – Dom Calicchio
https://sports.yahoo.com/trump-gop-apos-2024-nomination-100252204.html

BREITBART
— Facebook Censors Thomas Paine Quote as ‘False Information’ – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/12/30/report-facebook-censors-thomas-paine-quote-as-false-information/

THE HILL
— Nearly three-quarters of GOP doubt legitimacy of Biden’s win: poll – MAX GREENWOOD
(COMMENT: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/587700-nearly-three-quarters-of-gop-doubt-legitimacy-of-bidens-win-poll

WASHINGTON POST
— Can the IRS Be Trusted With Your Data? – Stephen L. Carter
(COMMENT: In 1978, Money Magazine published a 4-page article about my wife and I. The article reads like Money Magazine took advice from my Democrat IRS superiors on how to paint my education deductions as being improper. The article hints/implies/argues/shouts that the graduate business courses that I took at Loyola 1972-1976 and the graduate accounting courses that I took at DePaul 1976-1980 a) did not relate to my job duties, b) did not maintain or improve my job skills, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, d) were taken by me to qualify me for a “new trade or business,” and e) were a distraction. Money Magazine and IRS would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/can-the-irs-be-trusted-with-your-data/2021/12/30/c8ad5c76-697d-11ec-9390-eae241f4c8b1_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Accept that you’ll likely spend more money in 2022 than you did in 2021. – Julia Carpenter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/consider-this-your-permission-to-spend-more-in-2022-11640821151

BUSINESS INSIDER
— After the Facebook whistleblower came forward, the company reportedly tried to discredit her reputation among politicians – Ben Gilbert
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who discredit me with Republican politicians. I would focus on a) past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) past and present Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) past leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, d) past and present conservative and religious leaders, e) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, and g) those who I have sued. I would focus on those who destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who hint/imply/argue/shout that they disapprove of those who share my demographics.)
https://news.yahoo.com/facebook-whistleblower-came-forward-company-185147003.html

TIMES NEWS EXPRESS
— Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw calls House Freedom Caucus members ‘grifters’
https://timesnewsexpress.com/news/newsusa/texas-rep-dan-crenshaw-calls-house-freedom-caucus-members-grifters/

NEWSWEEK
— Just 21 Percent of Republicans Say Biden ‘Probably’ or ‘Definitely’ Won in 2020: Poll – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/just-21-percent-republicans-say-biden-probably-definitely-won-2020-poll-1664390
— Republican Adam Kinzinger Rips Trump ‘Lies’ After He Makes Statement About 1/6 Committee – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-adam-kinzinger-rips-trump-lies-after-he-makes-statement-about-1-6-committee-1664458

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Why The View Is Struggling to Find a New Token Conservative – Eric Levitz
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/12/why-the-view-is-struggling-to-find-a-new-token-conservative.html

December 28 Evening Edition

ABC7

— Illinois COVID cases: IL reports 20,804 new cases, 96 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-testing-cases-test/11397924/

NBC5
— 50 New Illinois Laws Going Into Effect in 2022
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/50-new-illinois-laws-going-into-effect-in-2022/2716370/
— Illinois Among 5 States Where Pediatric Hospitalizations Are Rising Most
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-among-5-states-where-pediatric-hospitalizations-are-rising-most-analysis/2716688/

FOX32
— Illinois lost 122,000 residents in 2021 — largest decline in state history
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-lost-122000-residents-in-2021-largest-decline-in-state-history
— Burr Ridge, Orland Park will defy Cook County’s new COVID mandate requiring proof of vaccination
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/burr-ridge-orland-park-will-defy-cook-countys-new-covid-mandate-requiring-proof-of-vaccination

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois sets another grim COVID-19 record: Highest average daily case count since start of pandemic – JEREMY GORNER and JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-covid-illinois-chicago-spike-20211228-ky7j3c4qx5agje7n5ufg6estqq-story.html
— Minimum wage bump coming, Juneteenth to become a state holiday: Here are the new laws taking effect Jan. 1 in Illinois – DAN PETRELLA and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-new-laws-2022-20211228-mt5petesyngj7p6zphqizhcpm4-story.html
— My college students seem to have lost their drive to engage. The pandemic has wounded all of us. – DAVID W. BERNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-education-pandemic-pause-20211228-t25dz5gkinebpna2w7e7ymuyze-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— New COVID-19 cases top 20,000 for second time this week, for a 15% positive-test rate – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211228/new-covid-19-cases-top-20000-for-second-time-this-week-for-a-15-positive-test-rate
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20211228/marijuana-dispensary-opens-near-aurora-outlet-mall
— Northern Illinois Food Bank awards $454,000 in grants to 18 pantries – Rick West
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211228/northern-illinois-food-bank-awards-454000-in-grants-to-18-pantries

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— If you steal something, you must report it as income, IRS says. – BAILEY ALDRIDGE
https://www.bnd.com/news/nation-world/national/article256887637.html

RANDOLPH COUNTY HERALD TRIBUNE
— State Rep. Friess launches campaign for reelection
https://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20211228/state-rep-friess-launches-campaign-for-reelection

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Coronavirus Cases Surge In Naperville Ahead Of New Year. Total active COVID-19 cases in Naperville increased by more than 50 percent in the past week, according to the county health department. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/coronavirus-cases-surge-naperville-ahead-new-year

WHEATON PATCH
— Coronavirus Cases Surge In Wheaton Ahead Of New Year. The week’s total active COVID-19 cases in Wheaton nearly doubled compared to the previous week, according to the county health department. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/coronavirus-cases-surge-wheaton-ahead-new-year

ORLAND PARK PATCH
— Orland Park Board To Introduce Resolution Against Vax Mandate. Mayor Keith Pekau is set to discuss a resolution stating the village board will not enforce the new mandate, according to board documents. – Eileen O’Gorman
https://patch.com/illinois/orlandpark/orland-park-board-introduce-resolution-against-vax-mandate

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandate. Mayor Gary Grasso’s position appears to be linked to his GOP congressional campaign. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-wont-enforce-vaccine-mandate

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Critical race theory takes aim at immigration law – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/dec/28/critical-race-theory-takes-aim-immigration-law/
— ‘The View’ ‘struggling’ to fix Republican-free lineup – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/dec/28/inside-beltway-view-struggling-fix-republican-free/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DeSantis takes action against communist China and ‘woke corporations’ – Heather Hamilton
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/desantis-takes-action-against-communist-china-and-woke-corporations
— TikTok knocks Google out of first place for most popular website – Heather Hamilton
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/tiktok-knocks-google-out-of-first-place-for-most-popular-website

NEW YORK POST
— ‘You’re a disgrace’: Chicago 911 dispatcher slams mayor over surge in crime – Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
https://nypost.com/2021/12/28/chicago-911-dispatcher-slams-mayor-over-surge-in-crime/

FOX NEWS
— ‘The Ingraham Angle’ on Biden’s COVID ‘fear-mongering,’ green energy agenda
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/the-ingraham-angle-bidens-covid-fear-mongering-green-energy-agenda
— ‘Hannity’ on Biden’s mishandling of COVID, Chicago violence
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/hannity-on-the-mishandling-of-the-covid-pandemic-by-the-biden-administration-and-their-real-objective

AMERICAN THINKER
— The hunt for a GOP punching bag to succeed Meghan McCain on ‘The View’ isn’t going well – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/the_hunt_for_a_gop_punching_bag_to_staff_the_view_isnt_going_well.html

BREITBART
— Victor Davis Hanson: Elites Are Destroying America with Globalism, Leftism, and Tribalism – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/12/28/exclusive-victor-davis-hanson-elites-are-destroying-america-with-globalism-leftism-and-tribalism/

DAILY CALLER
— Meghan McCain Warns Democrats About Becoming Party That Believes Parents Shouldn’t ‘Have Any Say’ In What Kids Are Taught – KATIE JERKOVICH
https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/27/meghan-mccain-democrats-parents-homeschooling/
— MSNBC Panel Calls ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Dad An Insurrectionist, Suggests CIA Investigation – SHAKHZOD YULDOSHBOEV
https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/28/msnbc-nicole-wallace-lets-go-brandon-jared-schmeck-insurrectionist/

FEDERALIST
— Nikole Hannah-Jones Says What The Rest Of The Left Won’t Admit Out Loud – TRISTAN JUSTICE
https://thefederalist.com/2021/12/28/nikole-hannah-jones-says-what-the-rest-of-the-left-wont-admit-out-loud/

NEWSMAX
— Florida Leads Nation in Migration, Immigration Growth – Charlie McCarthy
https://www.newsmax.com/us/florida-us-population-migration/2021/12/28/id/1050169/

PJ MEDIA
— Racist Minnesota School Board Votes to Segregate Minority Teachers, Pay People Less Based on Skin Color. – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/12/28/racist-school-board-votes-to-segregate-minority-teachers-pay-people-less-based-on-skin-color-n1544961

NEW AMERICAN
— “Ghost Flights” Flew Illegal Aliens into Pennsylvania on Christmas Night – Luis Miguel
https://thenewamerican.com/ghost-flights-flew-illegal-aliens-into-pennsylvania-on-christmas-night/

POST MILLENNIAL
— CNN, MSNBC ratings PLUMMET as Americans turn their backs on woke, liberal media. News networks have experienced a drastic dip in viewership in 2021, with left-leaning outlets faring the worst. – Hannah Nightingale
https://thepostmillennial.com/cnn-msnbc-ratings-plummet-as-americans-turn-their-backs-on-liberal-woke-media

EPOCH TIMES
— Report Puts Fauci’s Retirement at $350K Per Year, Biggest in US Government Pension History – Mark Tapscott
https://www.theepochtimes.com/report-puts-faucis-retirement-at-350k-per-year-biggest-in-us-government-pension-history_4181919.html
— Finland Man Blows Up His Tesla After Claiming to Face $22,000 Replacement Battery Bill – Katabella Roberts
https://www.theepochtimes.com/finland-man-blows-up-his-tesla-car-after-facing-22000-replacement-battery-bill_4176175.html

WESTERN JOURNAL
— GOP Finally Moves to Brutally Punish Cities, States That Allow Noncitizens to Vote – Samantha Chang
https://www.westernjournal.com/gop-finally-moves-brutally-punish-cities-states-allow-noncitizens-vote/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Candace Owens on Trump’s Vaccine Comments: People Are Forgetting Where Trump Gets His News – Elizabeth Stauffer
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents want everyone to get their government and political news and commentary from them, and from them only. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://ijr.com/owens-trumps-vaccine-comments-people-forgetting-trump-gets-his-news/

THE HILL
— Marjorie Taylor Greene calls Kwanzaa ‘a fake religion created by a psychopath’ “Stop. It’s a fake religion.” – Jenna Romaine
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/587464-marjorie-taylor-greene-calls-kwanzaa-a-fake
— Rep. Bobby Rush tests positive in breakthrough case. – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/587461-rep-bobby-rush-tests-positive-in-breakthrough-case
— Pentagon goes on offense vs GOP on vaccine mandates – ELLEN MITCHELL
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/587414-pentagon-goes-on-offense-vs-gop-on-vaccine-mandates

POLITICO
— Which 2024 Candidates Won 2021? This time, it’s actually not too early to game out the next presidential contest. The potential contenders are already maneuvering. – BILL SCHER
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/12/28/which-2024-candidates-won-2021-525749

FORBES
— Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Retirement Pay Will Exceed $350,000 Per Year – The Largest In U.S. Federal Government History – Adam Andrzejewski
(COMMENT: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary was $132,845/year in today’s dollars. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $54,864/year today a) because my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me to resign in 1969 when I was 20 years old, b) because my Democrat IRS superiors refused to promote me beyond GS-12, c) because my Democrat GAO superiors refused to promote me beyond GS-13, and d) because my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old and had worked for the federal government for almost 30 years and had almost a year of unused sick leave. Generally, you reach the 80% limitation when you have worked for the federal government for 42 years not including accumulated sick leave; that would have been 2010 for me. 80% of GS-13 Step 10 salary is $106,276/year. 80% of GS-14 Step 10 salary is $125,583/year. 80% of GS-15 Step 10 salary and Senior Executive Service salary is $138,000/year.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2021/12/28/dr-anthony-faucis-retirement-pay-will-exceed-350000-per-year–the-largest-in-us-federal-government-history/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fauci has 55 years of service as a federal employee. For the second year in a row, Fauci was the most highly compensated federal employee and out earned the president, four star generals, and roughly 4.3 million of his colleagues. As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Fauci earned $434,312 in 2020, the latest year available, up from $417,608 in 2019. . .Federal employees with Fauci’s length of service can retire to earn “80 percent of [their] high-3 average salary, plus credit for [their] sick leave,” according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. . .So, at this point, we can use only the last three published years of his salary — 2018: $399,625; 2019: $417,608; and 2020: $434,312 — to calculate his potential retirement earnings. Dr. Fauci earned a total of $1.252 million from 2018-2020 in salary as a federal employee. If he’d left federal service at the end of FY2020, figuring 80% of his highest three-year average, would mean a federal pension of $333,745 a year, plus cost-of-living increases (($1,251,545/3) x 80% = $333,745). However, Fauci’s unpublished FY2021 and FY2022 salaries are likely commensurate, if not higher than his 2020 salary. Therefore, his retirement pay would be closer to $347,500 a year. (($1,302,936/3) x 80%).

OPM
— SALARY TABLE 2022-CHI
(COMMENT: In 2022 dollars, I earned a) $136,387/year working for GAO in 1997, b) $104,915/year working for GAO in 1986, c) $99,994/year working for IRS in 1980, d) $88,229/year working for IRS in 1974, e) $73,611/year working for IRS in 1973, f) $60,840/year working for IRS in 1972, g) $49,738/year working for IRS in 1971, h) $18.40/hour working for the Post Office in 1969, and $17.25/hour working for the Post Office in 1966. My 2022 Civil Service Retirement System pension will be $58,101/year. That is a) $2,739/year less than what my IRS salary was in 1972 in today’s dollars and b) only 43% what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2022/CHI.pdf

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Is 2022 the start of big time inflation? – Mike Causey
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2021/12/is-2022-the-start-of-big-time-inflation/

CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
— MAY 19, 2014 FLASHBACK: A wealth of advice. Nearly $2 billion flowed through consultants in 2003-2004 federal elections. – Sandy Bergo
(COMMENT: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have acted like they took advice from my critics/opponents a) to not read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to blame me and my newsletters for all their problems, for all your problems, for all my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems. Previously, my critics/opponents blamed what I did raising funds from DuPage County Republicans so that they could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019 and my serving as a) the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, b) a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, c) the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010, d) an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and e) an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2000-2004.)
https://publicintegrity.org/politics/elections/campaign-consultants/a-wealth-of-advice/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the 2004 federal races, more than $1.85 billion flowed through a professional corps of consultants whose influence plays an important, though largely unexamined, role in the unrelenting escalation of campaign spending, a groundbreaking Center for Public Integrity study has found. The money going to these consultants amounted to more than half of the total spending by presidential candidates, national party committees, general election candidates for Congress, and so-called “527”s — independent political groups. The high cost of running for office raises concerns because fundraising demands can ultimately bind elected officials to special interest donors and lobbyists who help with fundraising — deepening the widely held perception that politicians serve the interests of large contributors over those of constituents. Potential candidates who can’t meet the fundraising demands are shut out.)

CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS
— How to Give Political Email Readers What They Want – Mindy Serin
https://campaignsandelections.com/campaigntech/how-to-give-political-email-readers-what-they-want/
— 7 Ways to Improve Your Next Campaign Plan – Caitlin Huxley
https://campaignsandelections.com/industry-news/7-ways-to-improve-your-next-campaign-plan/
— 4 Common Campaign Myths About Investing Early in Research – Brent Buchanan, Ethan Todd
https://campaignsandelections.com/industry-news/4-common-campaign-myths-about-investing-early-in-research/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Rating President Biden on the Issues. Most Voters Give Biden ‘Poor’ Rating on Crime, Immigration
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/rating_president_biden_on_the_issues_dec28

December 24 Morning Edition

NBC5

— Some Cook County Communities Push Back Against Proof-of-Vax Requirements
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/some-cook-county-communities-push-back-against-proof-of-vax-requirements/2714672/
— Police Still Searching for Suspected Gunman After Shootout at Oakbrook Center
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/police-still-searching-for-suspected-gunman-after-shootout-at-oakbrook-center/2715024/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Oakbrook Center shopping mall will be open for business today with ‘significant police presence’ following Thursday shooting that injured 4 – JOHN KEILMAN, ROSEMARY SOBOL and ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-oakbrook-center-mall-shooting-stores-open-christmas-eve-20211224-boauuwvwdbgw5n7nbnzacufo6a-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Bail set at $500,000 for West Chicago man accused of trying to suffocate his mother – Kayleigh Padar
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211223/bail-set-at-500000-for-west-chicago-man-accused-of-trying-to-suffocate-his-mother

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Villa Park man charged in connection with Wheaton home invasion
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/local/2021/12/23/villa-park-man-charged-in-connection-with-wheaton-home-invasion/

CHICAGO HEIGHTS PATCH
— 2 Men Found Shot To Death In Parked Car: Chicago Heights Police. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed both men may have been targeted. – Eileen O’Gorman
(COMMENT: What are your connections with Chicago Heights? My father, my brother, and I were born in Chicago Heights. My mother and father died in Chicago Heights. My father worked in Chicago Heights 1941-1969. I worked in Chicago Heights 1964-1966 and 1970-1973. I bought new cars in Chicago Heights in 1968, 1971, and 1973.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicagoheights/2-men-found-shot-death-parked-car-chicago-heights-police

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS LOSES RESIDENT EVERY 4 MINUTES, 18 SECONDS: LIKE SPRINGFIELD VANISHING EACH YEAR – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-loses-resident-every-4-minutes-18-seconds-like-springfield-vanishing-each-year/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sen. Rand Paul airs grievances over wasteful spending – Haris Alic
(COMMENT: GAO audits the federal government. I should write a book about those who have wasted my knowledge of the federal government the most. I would focus on my Democrat GAO superiors and on my Republican U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, their staff members, and their political consultants. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Level, currently $102,188-$132,845/year. I worked on audits of federal financial industry regulators for 8 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies for almost 7 years. In addition, I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Level, currently $85,935-$97,395/year.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/dec/23/festivus-sen-rand-paul-airs-grievances-over-federa/

FOX NEWS
— Virginia school district ‘indoctrinating’ kids with critical race theory, parents claim in lawsuit. School district’s ‘anti-racist’ policy claimed that the ‘denial of white privilege’ constitutes ‘passive racism’ – Tyler O’Neil
(COMMENT: How strongly are the students in your school district being indoctrinated in CRT?)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/virginia-school-district-indoctrinating-critical-race-theory-parents-lawsuit
— ‘Hannity’ on Biden avoiding taking blame
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to take blame for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/hannity-on-biden-avoiding-taking-blame
— 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones argues journalists are too neutral. New York Times journalist accuses reporters of ‘upholding people with authoritarian ideas’ – Lindsay Kornick
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/1619-project-nikole-hannah-jones-journalists-too-neutral
— ‘Chaos and confusion’ at the White House has staffers considering jumping ship. Biden and Harris are polling underwater as the year comes to an end. – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chaos-confusion-white-house-tammy-bruce-joe-biden
— ‘Tucker’ on Biden running again in 2024 depending on health
(COMMENT: What shows your good health? For me, it is my putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters a) each and every morning since 2004 and b) each and every evening since 2015.)
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/tucker-on-bidens-re-run-depending-on-health
— Mainstream media treats Republican and Democrat women differently: This is how to react. – Kelsey Koberg
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout at minorities and at women that I support the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform. Those who reject that plank work against me.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/mainstream-media-republican-democrat
— Biden’s decline is hard to ignore – JESSE WATTERS
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/watters-why-is-the-white-house-doing-this-to-biden

FOX BUSINESS
— Intel is latest US company to apologize to China while pushing social justice at home – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/intel-china-apologizes-for-xinjiang-statement
— Major corporations had ‘woke’ trainings exposed in 2021. Disney, Coca-Cola, American Express, Bank of America, Lowe’s and Pfizer faced allegations of ‘woke’ training – Tyler O’Neil
(COMMENT: To promote wokeness is to promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/major-corporations-woke-trainings-exposed-in-2021

AMERICAN THINKER
— Critical Race Theory Would Have Destroyed My Family – J. Motos Gordon
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/12/critical_race_theory_would_have_destroyed_my_family.html
— Enough, Karl Rove, enough: Put up or shut up – David Zukerman
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/enough_karl_rove_enough_put_up_or_shut_up.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Why Loudoun County Matters – ROD DREHER
(COMMENT: I should write books about why DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton matter.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/schools-immigration-loudoun-county-critical-race-theory/

NEW AMERICAN
— Michigan School “Equity Challenge” Demonstrates Leftist Stranglehold on Education – C. Mitchell Shaw
https://thenewamerican.com/michigan-school-equity-challenge-demonstrates-leftist-stranglehold-on-education/

BREITBART
— DCCC to Recruit Senior Campaign Staffers Based on Race, Sexuality – KATHERINE HAMILTON
(COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will your employer if you are still employed, the organizations that you are a member of, the governments that you are under, etc. officially announce that they are getting rid of all those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/12/24/report-dccc-to-recruit-senior-campaign-staffers-based-on-race-sexuality/
— Review: Ideal Conceal 9mm Smartphone Pistol – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2021/12/23/review-ideal-conceal-9mm-smartphone-pistol/
— Cartels Succeed in Record Delivery of Youth, Child Migrants in 2021 – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/12/23/cbs-cartels-succeed-in-record-delivery-of-youth-child-migrants-in-2021/

FEDERALIST
— All I Want For Christmas Is An Un-Woke ‘Survivor’ Season – JORDAN BOYD
https://thefederalist.com/2021/12/23/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-an-un-woke-survivor-season/

TOWNHALL
— Amazon Partnerships with China Reveal Complicity in CCP Evils – Spencer Brown
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/12/23/amazon-claims-commitment-to-social-justice-but-partnerships-with-china-reveal-n2600983

SPECTATOR WORLD
— Kamala’s bad press isn’t ‘racist’ or ‘sexist’ Vice President Harris is a terrible politician and voters know it. – Charles Lipson
https://spectatorworld.com/topic/kamala-harris-bad-press-racist-sexist/

POST MILLENNIAL
— Buzzfeed wants to ‘deplatform white parents’ The article misses entirely that “the majority of parents of all racial backgrounds,” as Christopher Rufo notes, “oppose critical race theory in the curriculum.” – Libby Emmons
https://thepostmillennial.com/buzzfeed-wants-to-deplatform-white-parents

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Evidence Shows Liberal Narrative About No Critical Race Theory in Schools is False. “schools are introducing CRT concepts, such as systemic racism, white privilege, microaggressions, implicit bias and intersectionality” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/12/evidence-shows-liberal-narrative-about-no-critical-race-theory-in-schools-is-false/

EPOCH TIMES
— Woke Pharmacists Add Diversity, Antiracism to Professional Oath – Matthew Vadum
https://www.theepochtimes.com/woke-pharmacists-add-diversity-antiracism-to-professional-oath_4174668.html
— Beijing’s Political Warfare Campaigns Exploit Social Media – Stu Cvrk
https://www.theepochtimes.com/beijings-political-warfare-campaigns-exploit-social-media_4173398.html
— Latino Shift to GOP Would Shake California, US Elections – John Seiler
https://www.theepochtimes.com/latino-shift-to-gop-would-shake-california-us-elections_4175330.html

MSN
— Leaving 2021: Progressive fantasy, meet brick wall. – Matthew Lau
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/opinion-leaving-2021-progressive-fantasy-meet-brick-wall/ar-AAS5j52?li=AAgh0dA

NBC NEWS
— ACLU accuses school of failing to protect Black student. The complaint filed on Tuesday claims a Vermont school deprived a Black student “of her right to have a school environment free of racial discrimination.” – AP
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/aclu-accuses-school-protect-black-student-rcna9789

NEW YORK TIMES
— More than 2,000 Christmas Eve flights are canceled globally amid the spread of Omicron.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/12/24/world/omicron-covid-vaccine-tests

WASHINGTON POST
— Ronald Reagan’s statue disturbs the peace at D.C.’s National Airport – Eric Green
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/12/24/ronald-reagan-statue-national-airport/
— Thousands of flights delayed globally for Christmas holiday as omicron hits staffs. Airlines are blaming the new coronavirus variant for a turbulent start to a peak travel window. – María Luisa Paúl and Hannah Knowles
https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/12/23/airlines-cancel-flights-omicron-staff/

USA TODAY
— Omicron surge leads to canceled flights, scaled-back events and sidelined sports stars. Latest COVID-19 updates – Joel Shannon
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/12/24/omicron-covid-surge-canceled-flights/9008997002/

DENVER POST
— Centennial Elementary’s “families of color playground night” isn’t racist or segregation. Events like this are important for a community that has historically faced actual racism and segregation. – MATTISON NUNEZ
(COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, expect that ever-increasingly, your employer if you are still employed, the organizations that you are a member of, the governments that you are under, etc. will promote segregation based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, Trump hater/neutral/supporter status, political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative status, religion, national origin, length of time ancestors have been in America, income, net worth, etc.)
https://www.denverpost.com/2021/12/23/denver-elementary-school-families-of-color-playground-night-racism-segregation-fox-news/

SACRAMENTO BEE
— When it rains in Sacramento, these neighborhoods face greater flood risk – ALEXANDRA YOON-HENDRICKS
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the thousands of hours and many thousands of dollars that Cove Court homeowners in Wheaton have had to spend since 1984 to deal with heavy storm water that flows onto their lots after heavy rains.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/equity-lab/article256746002.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Electric-Vehicle Push Empowers China. Instead of using its own energy reserves, the U.S. is betting on its rival’s rare earths. – Robert Bryce
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-electric-vehicle-push-empowers-china-rare-earths-mining-motors-rivals-11640290395
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Election Officials Fight Voter Skepticism After. Trump’s False Fraud Claims. State and local officials are hoping that education efforts can help combat some voters’ doubts that the electoral system is secure and reliable.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/election-officials-fight-voter-skepticism-after-trumps-false-fraud-claims-11640358004
— How the Taliban Outwitted and Outwaited the U.S. Islamist movement spoke of moderation as it solidified gains on the battlefield, taking Washington and its Afghan allies by surprise. – Yaroslav Trofimov and Jessica Donati
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-afghanistan-taliban-outwitted-and-outwaited-the-u-s-11640355270

FORBES
— Why Are Democrats Blowing It On Marijuana? – Kris Krane
(COMMENT: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs promote pot. Republicans oppose the promotion of pot.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kriskrane/2021/12/23/why-are-democrats-blowing-it-on-marijuana/?sh=3eec009d1f60

BLOOMBERG
— New York State Declares Racism a ‘Public Health Crisis’
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican and you have good health, it is because you, your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents, and the rest of your ancestors discriminated against Democrats, against Libertarians, against Greens, against Independents, and against RINOs.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-23/new-york-declares-racism-a-public-health-crisis

MOTLEY FOOL
— 7 Issues to Look Out for During a Home Inspection – Maurie Backman
(DIERSEN: If my wife and I were to list our home for sale, we would disclose to prospective buyers and to their home inspectors all our home’s defects and what was done to mitigate those defects including the following. The foundation’s footings cracked before the foundation walls were poured, so the builder put steel reinforcement in the walls and laid interior foundation drain tiles. Many lengthy cracks formed in the basement floor, so I sealed them. The home was built on the intersection of two subterranean drainage lines, so I properly connected those lines to the city storm sewer system. Those subterranean drainage lines create drainage easements, so I had those easements recorded. The subdivision lacks adequate storm water drainage, so I paid the builder $700 to directly connect all of the home’s seven downspouts to the city storm sewer system and I installed many storm water inlets and hundreds of feet of French drains.)
https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/mortgages/articles/7-issues-to-look-out-for-during-a-home-inspection/

NEWSWEEK
— Donald Trump Touts COVID Vaccines, Says Those Dying and Hospitalized Didn’t Get the Shots – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-touts-covid-vaccines-says-those-dying-hospitalized-didnt-get-shots-1662611

ATLANTIC
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO politicians use government to give more and more and more preference to Democrats and to RINOs, and especially to Democrats and RINOs who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, Trump-haters, moderate, liberal, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, etc.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/12/republican-states-rights-restrictions/621101/

DAILY MAIL
— Kamala Harris is blaming racism and sexism for her failures as Vice President, but her race and gender helped get her invited to the party in the first place, she can’t have it both ways – MEGHAN MCCAIN
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10340733/Vice-President-Harris-stop-blaming-racism-sexism-failures-MEGHAN-MCCAIN.html
— ‘Crime is made up’: Woke Indiana teachers force middle school pupils to listen to BLM activists claim black people who commit crime are being ‘enslaved’ by being sent to jail and society is being ruined by ‘white supremacy and capitalism’ – NATASHA ANDERSON
(COMMENT: Woke people destroy those who do not promote wokeism. I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being woke and who have taken adverse actions against me. I would focus on a) past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) past and present Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) conservative and religious leaders, d) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, and e) those who I have sued.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10341741/Woke-teachers-force-middle-schoolers-listen-BLM-activists-claim-society-ruined.html

December 23 Evening Edition

ABC7

— Oak Brook mall shooting: Shots fired inside mall, police say
https://abc7chicago.com/oak-brook-mall-shooting-center-news/11378018/
— Illinois COVID cases: IL reports 18,942 new cases, highest since pandemic began, and 78 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-testing-test-chicago/11376632/
— COVID cancelling Christmas, families opting for virtual holiday: ‘Life does not go as planned’ – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-christmas-cancels-surge-omicron/11377801/

NBC5
— Large Police Presence Responds to Incident at Oakbrook Center
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/large-police-presence-responds-to-incident-at-oakbrook-center/2714762/

CBS2
— Active Shooter Reported At Oakbrook Center Mall
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/12/23/breaking-active-shooter-reported-at-oakbrook-center-mall/

FOX32
— Illinois reports 77,246 new COVID-19 cases this week
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-77246-new-covid-19-cases-this-past-week-idph
— Illinois state senator who was carjacked: ‘It was like I was in a scene from a movie’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-state-senator-who-was-carjacked-it-was-like-i-was-in-a-scene-from-a-movie
— Orland Park mayor calls new Cook County COVID-19 restrictions ‘unlawful’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/orland-park-mayor-calls-new-cook-county-covid-19-restrictions-unlawful
— Illinois state representative Mary Flowers criticizes Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate: ‘a bad idea’ – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-state-representative-criticizes-lightfoots-vaccine-mandate-a-bad-idea

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In 2021, violence spread into Chicago neighborhoods that normally enjoy a sense of security, rattling nerves and putting city leaders on the defensive – ANNIE SWEENEY and PAIGE FRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-2021-gun-violence-20211223-ojymqhxao5czzi33rh5mc4bdvq-htmlstory.html
— State Sen. Kimberly Lightford’s husband exchanged gunfire with at least one suspect during carjacking earlier this week, police say – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kimberly-lightford-carjacking-husband-gun-20211223-w4rinvrssbhtlhu4eqs6npjdji-story.html
— Does Mayor Lightfoot have fresh solutions for Chicago’s violence? – David Greising, President and CEO, Better Government Association.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-chicago-violence-lightfoot-20211223-4kppqmroxzct7e7vb6n4cmv2ue-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Senate majority leader says husband fired shots after they were carjacked. Sen. Kimberly Lightford and her husband, Eric McKennie, were robbed of a Mercedes SUV on Tuesday night in Broadview. – Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/12/23/22851976/kimberly-lightford-carjacking-husband-fired-shots-gun-concealed-carry-permit-broadview
— ‘They made a promise,’ but CPS slow to act on changing slaveholder school names. A top schools official vowed to make changes after the Sun-Times revealed 30 Chicago schools were named for slaveholders. A year later, one school has been renamed. – Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/12/23/22850165/cps-slaveholder-school-names-maurice-swinney-chicago-public-schools-name-change-hancock-college-prep

DAILY HERALD
— 4 people hurt, 1 in custody after shots fired inside Oakbrook Center mall, police say
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20211223/shots-fired-inside-oakbrook-center-mall-police-say
— Congratulating Trump on his embrace of COVID-19 vaccines – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20211223/editorial-congratulating-trump-on-his-embrace-of-covid-19-vaccines

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The revolving door spins at the Statehouse. Even before the first nominating petition is filed or ballot is cast, 2022 will bring turnover in the Illinois General Assembly. Here’s a rundown of who’s heading for the exits.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/juice/statehouse-turnover-entering-2022-latest-juice-springfield-memo

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Carjacked Pennsylvania Democrat lawmaker backed replacing police with mental health professionals – Haris Alic
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/dec/23/mary-gay-scanlon-carjacked-pa-lawmaker-championed-/

FOX BUSINESS
— Big government socialism is not the America we love. Trump left Biden a ‘silver platter’ that he has tarnished ‘beyond recognition’ – Larry Kudlow
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/kudlow-big-government-socialism-is-not-the-america-we-love

GOPUSA
— Joe Caves To Radical Left; Extends Student Debt To May
https://www.gopusa.com/joe-caves-to-radical-left-extends-student-debt-to-may/
— Biden Says He’s Making 500 Million COVID Test Kits Available For Free But Hasn’t Even Signed A Contract To Buy Them
https://www.gopusa.com/biden-says-hes-making-500-million-covid-test-kits-available-for-free-but-hasnt-even-signed-a-contract-to-buy-them/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Did two Democrat politicians just get mugged by reality? – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/did_two_democrat_politicians_just_get_mugged_by_reality.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Morning Greatness: Biden Says He Will Run Again if He’s in ‘Good Health’ – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2021/12/23/morning-greatness-biden-says-he-will-run-again-if-hes-in-good-health/

BREITBART
— Illinois Rep. Schakowsky Contracts Coronavirus: I’m ‘Vaccinated and Received the Booster’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/12/23/illinois-rep-schalowsky-contracts-coronavirus-im-vaccinated-and-received-the-booster/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— DeSantis Moves To Oust Red China From Florida Retirement Investments – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/desantis-moves-to-oust-red-china-from-florida-retirement-investments

CHRISTIANITY TODAY
— Christians Protest Against Satanic Display Satanists Placed Beside Nativity Scene In Illinois Capitol – ANTON CARILLO
https://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/14379/20211223/christians-protest-against-satanic-display-satanists-placed-beside-nativity-scene-in-illinois-capitol.htm

DAILY SIGNAL
— 12 People Canceled by the Left After Expressing Conservative Views – Douglas Blair
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who cancel me and cancel my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for my conservative views. I would focus on a) past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) past and present Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) conservative and religious leaders, d) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, and e) those who I have sued.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/09/19/12-people-canceled-by-the-left-after-expressing-conservative-views/

HOT AIR
— Illinois state senator supports defund the police efforts, then karma struck – KAREN TOWNSEND
https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2021/12/23/illinois-state-senator-supports-defund-the-police-efforts-then-karma-struck-n437312

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Nobody Wants This Crap’: DeSantis Champions Bill Allowing Parents, Employees to Sue Over CRT Harm – ATHENA THORNE
(COMMENT: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will get rid of you if you do not promote CRT.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2021/12/23/nobody-wants-this-crap-desantis-champions-bill-allowing-parents-employees-to-sue-over-crt-harm-n1543944

EPOCH TIMES
— Antifa Threatens Downers Grove Dad Who Opposes Sexually Explicit Books at Schools – Cara Ding
https://www.theepochtimes.com/antifa-threatens-illinois-dad-who-opposes-sexually-explicit-books-at-schools_4175415.html
— ‘Stop W.O.K.E.’ Act: DeSantis Gives Florida Parents Another Tool ‘To Fight Back Against Woke Indoctrination’ – Patricia Tolson
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being woke and who have taken adverse actions against me. I would focus on a) past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) past and present Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) conservative and religious leaders, d) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, and e) those who I have sued.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/stop-w-o-k-e-act-desantis-gives-florida-parents-another-tool-to-fight-back-against-woke-indoctrination_4163761.html
— US Secret Service Investigating Hundreds of Fraud Cases Linked to Funds for Pandemic Relief – Naveen Athrappully
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-secret-service-investigating-hundreds-of-fraud-cases-linked-to-funds-for-pandemic-relief_4174188.html

THE HILL
— Taking aim at critical race theory, Ron DeSantis grabs reins of the conservative movement – MIKE GONZALEZ
https://thehill.com/opinion/education/587098-taking-aim-at-critical-race-theory-ron-desantis-grabs-reins-of-the

NEWSWEEK
— ‘The Great Exodus’: Superintendents Resigned in Droves as Culture Wars Hit Schools in 2021 – KATHERINE FUNG
https://www.newsweek.com/great-exodus-superintendents-resigned-droves-culture-wars-hit-schools-2021-1662382
— Vaccine Mandate Protesters Turned Away From Trump Tower Restaurant Requiring COVID Shots – MEGHAN ROOS
https://www.newsweek.com/vaccine-mandate-protesters-turned-away-trump-tower-restaurant-requiring-covid-shots-1662872

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Unions, States and Parents Fight Over New Laws on History Lessons, Books. Teachers fret as hundreds of books are pulled from school libraries; union pledges to challenge every new law. – Kris Maher
https://www.wsj.com/articles/unions-states-and-parents-fight-over-new-laws-on-history-lessons-books-11640268001

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Low-Level Pot Crime No Cause for Deportation, Appeals Court Says. Trafficking small quantities doesn’t show ‘moral turpitude’ Dissent says ‘nothing more depraved’ than drug trafficking – Mike Leonard
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/white-collar-and-criminal-law/low-level-pot-crime-no-cause-for-deportation-appeals-court-says

NEWS ONE
— GOP Candidate Mellissa Carone Says Government Wants To ‘Eliminate The White People’ Critical Race Theory – Zack Linly
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use CRT to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://newsone.com/4264939/mellissa-carone-crt-white-people-conspiracy-theory/

NATION WORLD NEWS
— COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally with their children.
https://nationworldnews.com/us-reunites-100-children-taken-from-their-parents-under-trump/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Against ‘Zuckerbucks’ Influencing Elections
(COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I negatively influence elections. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I caused all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have lost since 2000. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn what I have done since as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000 and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and what I did raising funds from DuPage County Republicans so that they could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, and my serving as a) the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, b) a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, c) the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010, d) an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and e) an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2000-2004.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/december_2021/voters_against_zuckerbucks_influencing_elections