August 27 Evening Edition

— WATCH LIVE: Trump’s moment, Ivanka and Rudy Giuliani wrap up Republican convention Trump’s big RNC moment is scheduled for Thursday night when he is to make his case for another four years in the White House.
— Antioch teen Kyle Rittenhouse charged with murder, attempted murder for deadly shooting at Kenosha protest – Jessica D’Onofrio and Alexis McAdams
— Black National Convention puts spotlight on police brutality The gathering follows the Democratic and Republican party conventions, which lay out starkly different visions for America. – AP

— Kenosha Updates: Protests Continue, New Details on Alleged Gunman, Vigilante Calls on Social Media
— Who is Kyle Rittenhouse? What We Know About the 17-Year-Old Arrested in Kenosha Shooting As authorities piece together a case against Rittenhouse, new details are beginning to emerge about his life

— Bloomingdale Township Highway Boss Robert Czernek Accused Of Taking $280,000 In Kickbacks From Excavation Company That Did Little Work – Todd Feurer

— GOP Rep. Mike Bost Weighs In on Civil Unrest, RNC – Marissa Nelson

— How to Watch the Republican National Convention
— West suburban highway boss charged in $280,000 kickback scheme involving excavation company that did little work – JASON MEISNER
— US jobless claims drop again, but still over 1 million; Illinois unemployment filings rise – AP
— Naperville council to discuss creation of new city diversity and inclusion manager – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,707 new known COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths reported as researchers argue for reexamining the 6 feet social distancing guideline
— Attitudes around race and racial justice differ significantly between white and Black people, poll finds – CHRISTEN A. JOHNSON
— New federal COVID-19 testing guidelines have sparked alarm, confusion. But Illinois isn’t adopting them, and Pritzker says Trump is playing politics. – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
— Kyle Rittenhouse charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Kenosha shootings that killed 2 – DAN HINKEL
— Private Wisconsin college cancels Mike Pence commencement speech, citing Kenosha unrest, though many students objected to visit – AP
— The right to protect property, yes, but the wrong people are doing it in Kenosha – Editorial
— Kenosha could spark an armed escalation if activists on the left embrace their right to wield guns – ERIC ZORN

— Watch the 2020 Republican National Convention live
— Pence: ‘So let me be clear: The violence must stop – whether in Minneapolis, Portland or Kenosha’ “From Seattle and Portland to Washington and New York, Democrat-run cities across this country are being overrun by violent mobs,” said South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. – Lynn Sweet
— Feds say suburban road commissioner took more than $280K in kickbacks in yearslong fraud scheme Robert Czernek, 69, has been charged along with others with honest services wire fraud. – Jon Seidel
— An election to stop the spread of barbarism Donald Trump’s in the same position as he was in 2016. He’s the challenger. It’s Trump versus the inelastic Ruling Class mentality. – Dan Proft
— Bears cancel practice, vow ‘action’ following Jacob Blake shooting The Bears joined in the sports world’s protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting, saying they would not practice as planned. – Patrick Finley
— What coronavirus? At GOP’s convention, pandemic is largely ignored With President Donald Trump fighting for reelection, GOP organizers designed a Republican National Convention this week that aims to put the pandemic behind – AP

— Feds charge Bloomingdale Township highway commissioner in kickback scheme – Katlyn Smith
— McHenry County Board members approve new budget policy after heated debate over role of chairman – Kelli Duncan
— COVID-19 testing site in Wheaton ramps up capacity – Katlyn Smith
— Pence defends police at convention amid rising race tension – AP

— Kenosha’s upheaval jolts swing-state politics for Trump and Biden The Blake shooting and related violence is “going to be a front-of-mind issue for people here.” – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)

— Rodbey Davis, Ester Joy King say Trump re-election would revitalize economy – Bernard Schoenburg

— Increased police patrols planned for ‘Saturation Saturday’

— Republican Suburban Women Explain Why They Are Sticking With Trump

— Illinois Mail-In Voting: How To Get A Ballot, Drop Box Locations Plus, mail-in voting deadlines. Follow these steps on how to properly cast your ballot by mail in Illinois. – Shannon Antinori

— Feds Hook Republican Township Highway Commissioner on Eight-Year Long Kickback Scheme
— McHenry County Circuit Court Encourages Remote Appearances
— IL-14: Oberweis on Kenosha
— Is Antioch’s Kyle Rittenhouse a 21st Century Generation Z “Death Wish” Paul Kersey?
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Interview with Jeff Berkowitz
— McHenry County Board Clips Jack Franks’ Wings – Part 1 Budget
— McHenry County Board Clips Jack Franks’ Wings – Part 2 Rules
— Illinois Tied for 7th in Highest Per Capita Taxes

— Bloomingdale Township Road District Highway Commissioner Robert Czernek Facing Twenty Count Indictment by Federal Grand Jury Along With Owner and Employee of Bulldog Earth Movers – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT

— Durkin on masks, Trump and Rauner
— Bloomingdale Township road commissioner Robert Czernek charged with taking kickbacks
— COVID-19 roundup
— 1,707 new cases, 24 additional deaths, 1,631 people in hospitals, 4.1 percent positivity rate
— Illinois Supreme Court finally issues face mask order

— Joe Biden: Trump is ‘rooting for more violence, not less’ – David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.)
— Kamala Harris: ‘Scared’ Trump’s ‘incompetence’ is responsible for COVID-19 deaths – David Sherfinski
— With their convention blessedly over, Democrats’ hate finds new focus this week These people are nuts – Charles Hurt

— House members use proxy voting to escape for campaigning, boat ride, and SpaceX launch – Susan Ferrechio
— Trump’s party now: ‘Who cares’ about Bush, Old Guard, says Don Jr. – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: Of the organizations that you are a member of, who controls them? Which members are glorified and praised? Which members are demonized, denigrated, and condemned?)

— Kushner: US has ‘seen enough’ of Black Lives Matter protests going ‘too far’ – Evie Fordham
— Eric Trump: Dems mock ‘flyover states,’ repeating same mistake Hillary made ‘Look at Biden. I mean Biden hasn’t been to Wisconsin — where his convention was supposed to be — in 670 days.’ – Caleb Parke

— ‘Get That Illegal Alien Off The Stage’: Well Known Democrats Spew Vile Hate At Melania Trump
— Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Draws Ire Of Social Justice Liberals
— National Guard Activated After Rioting And Looting In Democrat Run Minneapolis (DIERSEN: Democrats loot and riot. Democrat candidates hint/imply/argue/shout a) that if you vote for Democrats, Democrats will not loot or riot and b) that if you vote for Republicans, Democrats will loot and riot.)
— Institutional Racism – Walter E. Williams

— RNC: Ric Grenell Torches ‘Unlimited Globalization’ that ‘Hollowed Out’ U.S. – JOHN BINDER
— Police Organization Leader: Biden, Harris ‘The Most Radical Anti-Police Ticket in History’ – KYLE MORRIS
— Poll Shows Trump Approval Rating at Record 52 Percent – JOHN NOLTE
— Rasmussen Poll: Joe Biden Sinks After Democrat Convention – CHARLIE SPIERING

— Charging Kyle Rittenhouse with first-degree murder is facially absurd​ The facts of the case simply don’t fit that charge – Leon Wolf

— Newt Gingrich: Trump ‘Will Keep His Word’ on 2nd Term Promises – Marisa Herman (DIERSEN: If Gingrich had not succeeded in dramatically cutting GAO’s budget during the mid-1990s, I might still be a GAO employee.)

— Skidmore College Students Demand Firing of Faculty Members Who Attended ‘Back the Blue’ Rally – Mike LaChance (DIERSEN: I attended a July 4, 1996 Bob Dole rally in Wheaton and that made my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates furious. SEE: )

— Mets, Marlins Walk Off Field in Protest, Leave BLM Shirt on Home Plate – BRITTANY BERNSTEIN

— Trump rips NBA, calls it ‘political organization’ – BRETT SAMUELS
— Pelosi says there shouldn’t be any debates between Biden and Trump – JUSTINE COLEMAN
— America is in a class war, not a race war – CHRIS TALGO
— Over 300 LGBT leaders endorse Biden for president : ‘The most pro-equality ticket in US history’ – LAUREN VELLA (DIERSEN: To promote LGBT is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the destruction of the traditional family.)

— Black staffers on the Hill push for racial justice, using their own voices, not their bosses’ ‘I feel a responsibility to speak out,’ says one House aide – Clyde McGrady

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: MLB, NHL players ask peers to support Black Lives Matter movement

— RNC live coverage: Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Rudy Giuliani to speak The convention concludes with President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech.
— Foreign governments are trying to hack the election, but states are better defended, officials say – Pete Williams and Julia Ainsley (DIERSEN: Foreign governments that want to destroy America want Biden to win.)

— Ex-McCain, Bush and Romney staffers endorse Biden, joining Republicans bucking Trump – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the entertainment industry make it clear that it is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Trump and GOP go all in on law-and-order message as Kenosha protests continue – Jacqueline Alemany

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred, protests, looting, rioting, arson, and even worse things, and then blame it on Trump.

— Top Homeland Security Ethics Officer Warns DHS Employees to Avoid Politics – Rachael Levy

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites. The more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn you.

— Hurricane Relief Contractors Get an Affirmative Action Exemption – Paige Smith (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Voters Sync With Trump More Than Biden On Major Issues

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.