August 26 Evening Edition

— 13 U.S. service members killed in Kabul airport attacks; Biden says attackers ‘will pay’ “We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Biden said – AP
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,041 cases, 60 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio, Karen Jordan

— Gov. Pritzker mask mandate: Governor announces new COVID policy involving masks, vaccines. Pritzker vaccine mandate: COVID shot requirement for K-12, higher education employees also announced. – Diane Pathieu and Craig Wall
— Capitol Police officers sue Trump, allies over Jan. 6 insurrection – AP

— Here Are the Illinois Regions Hardest Hit by COVID Hospitalization Surges

— Illinois Supreme Court Rules Markham Mayor Roger Agpawa May Remain In Office Despite Felony Conviction
— 2 Killed, 1 Injured In Broad-Daylight Shootout, ‘Running Gun Battle’ Outside Kankakee County Courthouse; Suspect In Custody – Megan Hickey

— Pritzker reinstates indoor mask mandate, requires vaccines for educators, college students. Pritzker laid out some grim facts Thursday that drove the decision, calling the situation a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” – Rachel Hinton

— 12 US troops and at least 60 Afghans killed in Kabul airport attack, officials say – AP
— Illinois governor mandates COVID vaccines for teachers, college students, health care workers, and imposes indoor mask mandate for all – RICK PEARSON, LISA SCHENCKER and JOE MAHR
— Biden left with difficult choices after deadly Kabul attacks – AP
— Pritzker’s economic track record fails Black and Latino workers – ORPHE DIVOUNGUY

— Voting rights advocates ask lawmakers to slow down remap process – PETER HANCOCK
— Kane County Board committee proposes $4M in COVID-19 aid for social service agencies – James Fuller

— Returning to Pritzker Purgatory?
— Col. Craig Wilcox, Ret., Reflects of “Utter Failure” Afghanistan
— 708 Mental Health Board Exec Scott Block Selected by Illinois Supreme Court to Steer Mental Health Approach to Criminal Justice
— Pritzker Signs Bill to Force Hospitals to Provide Cheaper Care to Uninsured
— Pritzker Unmasked – 6
— New Law Claims to End Awarding Roads for Political Purposes
— Incorporated Algonquin Township Residents Subsidizing Unincorporated Residents’ Mosquito Spraying Tonight
— Masks in Schools

— Pritzker responds *** Durkin criticizes Pritzker for laying out new plan “without input” from legislature
— Details of Pritzker’s vax, mask mandates
— Senate ramps up testing requirement ahead of August 31 special session

— DHS approved thousands of ineligible immigrants to work in U.S.: Audit – Stephen Dinan

— 13 US service members killed in Kabul airport explosion

— Kabul Airport Bombings: Largest 1-Day Loss of U.S. Soldiers’ Lives in Afghanistan Since 2011 – MADELEINE HUBBARD

— Terrorist attack at Kabul airport kills at least 12 US service members, 60 Afghans; ISIS suspected – PHIL SHIVER

— Why Biden Plans To Strand Americans In Afghanistan – George Rasley

— At Least 12 US Service Members Now Reported Killed In Kabul Bombings, ‘Death Toll Likely To Rise’ – Tim Pearce

— Disgrace: Weak Biden Struggles Through Remarks After 12 Americans Killed – Spencer Brown

— While Americans in Afghanistan languish, Biden shuttles migrants in US quietly across county in luxury – Dave Scott
— Blaming Americans for not leaving Afghanistan sooner repeated and infuriating thread among US officials – Vivek Saxena
— Mom sounds off after high school reportedly makes daughter where ankle monitor: ‘There was no consent’ – Robert Jonathan
— Thanks Adam! Illinois Dems likely to zone RINO Rep Kinzinger’s district out of existence – Jon Dougherty

— Multiple US Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Bombings: Pentagon – ZACHARY STIEBER

— 12 U.S. service members killed in Kabul airport attack – ELLEN MITCHELL
— Capitol Police officers sue Trump, right-wing groups over Jan. 6 – JOHN KRUZEL

— At least 12 US service members killed in Kabul airport attack – Rob Picheta, Meg Wagner, Melissa Mahtani, Melissa Macaya, Veronica Rocha and Fernando Alfonso
— Illinois governor announces vaccine mandate for teachers and health care workers with testing opt-out – Eric Levenson

— Capitol Police officers sue Trump, Roger Stone, Proud Boys and others over Jan. 6 invasion – Kevin Breuninger

— The Taliban wants to be recognized by the world. Should Western countries engage with it? – Tracey Shelton

— 12 U.S. service members killed, 15 injured in Kabul attack – MELISSA QUINN, KATHRYN WATSON, STEFAN BECKET

— 12 U.S. service members killed in explosions outside Kabul airport amid evacuations. Several people including children were killed and many others were injured, Taliban sources told NBC News, in what they described as a suicide attack. – Yuliya Talmazan, Mushtaq Yusufzai, Courtney Kube and Andrea Mitchell
— Taliban leader reaches out to West, promises rights for Afghan women. Abdul Ghani Baradar’s insistence that Afghanistan will not become a springboard for terrorist attacks was tested when two explosions rocked Kabul airport. – Richard Engel and Alexander Smith

— Bombings strike Kabul airport, killing at least 12 U.S. troops and dozens of Afghan civilians.

— 12 U.S. service members killed in terrorist attack outside Kabul airport – Erin Cunningham, Rachel Pannett, Ellen Francis, Karoun Demirjian and John Hudson

— ‘Excuse For War’: Taliban Says There’s ‘No Evidence’ Osama Bin Laden Was Behind 9/11

— Three Aircraft Carriers. Dozens Of Stealth Fighters. A Powerful Allied Battle Group Has Gathered Near China. – David Axe

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.