August 30 Evening Edition

— Illinois Republican Rep. Shimkus won’t run again in 2020 – AP

— Republican Rep. Shimkus won’t run again in 2020 John Shimkus said he’s giving up his seat after more than 20 years in Congress. He’s represents the 15th District, which includes all or part of 33 counties stretching from central Illinois to near the southern tip of the state. – AP
— Willie Wilson says he’s running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Durbin “I am tired of the Democratic party taking advantage of black people and minorities,” Wilson told the Sun-Times. “I’m tired of people just being taken advantage of, and we should be treated like anybody else. And we are sick and tired, and I’m going to single that out.” – Tina Sfondeles

— Chicago businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll run as an independent to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in 2020 – LISA DONOVAN
— Cantigny’s permanent display salutes heroes of 9/11 – JEN BANOWETZ
— Republican state lawmaker Steven Reick from Woodstock pleads guilty to DUI – Dan Petrella

— U.S. Rep. John Shimkus will not seek re-election

— Community failed Wheaton man, family – Mrs. and Dr. Sunni Ali Howard, Wheaton
(FROM THE LETTER: Because of these community failings and denial of necessary higher levels of care, my child has self-medicated his psychosis and depression with marijuana given to him freely by the young (and no doubt well-meaning) people in Wheaton who are suffering from an epic drug crisis/culture that no one ever mentions and the “community” continually fails to address.)

— Proposed gas tax in Will County could see more drivers fuel up in Indiana – Adam Hochron

— Shimkus won’t run again

— Trump Endorses 2.6% Across the Board Pay Raise for Federal Workers In a surprise move Friday, the president abandoned his quest for a pay freeze in 2020, although there will be no locality pay adjustment under his plan.

— Alabama church sign says black people who vote for Trump have a ‘mental illness’ – Tim Pearce

— Joe Biden: DACA Illegals ‘Become American Before a Lot of Americans’ – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Americans.)

— Linda Harvey: Where is the Church in fight over glamorizing homosexuality? – Bob Kellogg

— Illinois Republican John Shimkus not running for reelection in 2020 12-term lawmaker leaves behind a safe Republican seat – Simone Pathé

— Americans deserve greater transparency from Big Tech – STACIE D. RUMENAP

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.