August 6 Evening Edition

— Ivanka Trump tweets inaccurate info about Chicago violence, Mayor Lightfoot hits back

— Ivanka Trump Tweets Wrong Information on Chicago’s Violent Weekend “That’s not what happened,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said

— Lightfoot Slams Ivanka Trump Over ‘Nonsense Tweet’ With Incorrect Information About Chicago Violence

— Mayor Lightfoot rips Ivanka Trump over tweet about Chicago violence

— Pot Prohibition in Illinois Will Persist, Even After It’s Legal – Amanda Vinicky (DIERSEN: Why does the media focus on the pot issue in Naperville, but not in Wheaton?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We have a great, safe community here in Naperville. We’ve got a great brand. It’s a very family oriented place,” Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne said. “And a lot of the experts in this arena have raised a lot of concerns that are very troubling. That if you allow retail sale of marijuana you simply expand marijuana use, that leads to teenage delinquencies, car accidents, a host of other social problem that I don’t want to see come to Naperville an certainly don’t want to be the guinea pig testing whether these concerns prove out or not.”)

— Democrats are dropping the cautious rhetoric as the mass shootings escalate

— Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton out as Labor Committee chair after feds allege he embezzled nearly $275,000 from Teamsters – Dan Petrella
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use mass shootings to call for more gun control.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Ivanka Trump’s comments about Chicago’s deadly weekend: ‘I’m not going to be distracted by nonsense tweets …’ – Gregory Pratt
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: ‘I Apologize’: The speech Donald Trump should give in El Paso on Wednesday.
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana store wants to open in Harwood Heights – TAYLOR HARTZ

— State Senate’s game of musical chairs ends with accused ghost payroller Tom Cullerton not losing any money State Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, will no longer head the Senate Labor Committee – but he’ll still head another committee: Veterans Affairs – Tina Sfondeles
— Ivanka Trump gets facts wrong in tweets displaying coded message of bigotry The president’s daughter tried to shift the focus from mass shootings in Ohio and Texas to Chicago’s violence. – Neil Steinberg
— Lightfoot lashes out at Ivanka Trump for shining the light on city’s violence, but misstating facts The mayor’s fury stemmed from the fact that Ivanka Trump got her facts wrong and was spreading them like wildfire to her 6.8 million followers. – Fran Spielman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters will take what Cupich says to promote hatred against Trump.

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Buffalo Grove likely to allow sale of recreational marijuana – Steve Zalusky
— Debate over recreational marijuana sales continues in Des Plaines – Samantha Jacobson
— St. Charles begins talks on recreational marijuana sales – Lauren Rohr

— Ivanka Trump catches Mayor Lightfoot’s ire after violent weekend “That’s the danger of trying to govern via tweet,” Chicago’s mayor said after the president’s daughter and White House adviser called out Chicago on social media. Another target of the mayor’s criticism: Cook County’s judicial system. – A.D. QUIG
— Trump remains underwater in Midwest battleground states New polling data finds the president may have picked up a little, but more survey respondents in Wisconsin and Michigan disapprove than approve of the job he’s doing. And he remains very unpopular in Illinois. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the harder that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs work to make you unpopular: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Des Plaines Council Still Undecided On Cannabis Question – Todd Wessell
— Arlington Heights Launches Cannabis Talks Next Tuesday – Todd Wessell

— Illinois State Fair’s political days help bring ‘team solidarity’ – Bernard Schoenburg

— Governor calls on congressional leaders to push for gun control – Peter Hancock

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s divisive words collide with his call for unity.”
— After El Paso shooting, Trump’s Latino backers say they’re sticking with him – Scott Wilson and Eli Rosenberg

— Village wants public’s thoughts on marijuana sales – DAVE HINTON

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the language of those who hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— With marijuana legalization looming, some Metro East cities weighing individual bans

— DuPage County Regional Board of School Trustees President Cathy Hanzelin condemns Cullerton indictment as another case of corruption – Colin Froment

— CNN Confirms: Dayton Shooter Had ‘Extreme’ Left-Wing Views; Backed Warren, Sanders – JOEL B. POLLAK
— AOC’s Democratic Socialists of America Endorses Open Borders – Neil Munro

— Congress authorized overtime for agents on ‘diaper patrol,’ but not for agents at the border – Daniel Horowitz

— NYT Blames ‘White Nationalist’ Trump Facebook Ads for El Paso Shooting – Corinne Weaver

— Not One Alien Qualified For Asylum Among Group Of Over 1000 – John Romero

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: JONATHAN S. TOBIN says “Steve King and Roy Moore Don’t Belong in the GOP.”

— White House: We Would Never Dream of Blaming Warren, Ocasio-Cortez for Terror Attacks – ZACHARY STIEBER

— The NRA Has Long Urged Americans To Arm Themselves Against An Immigrant Invasion – Jessica Schulberg (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.

— Can America Still Assimilate Immigrants? – Jason L. Riley (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do not want immigrants to assimilate.)
— The GOP and Democrats Kick the Can Again Let’s call the budget agreement what it is: shirking responsibility and kicking the can down the road, as in not dealing with the Social Security crisis, illegal immigration and on and on and on. – Joe Perry, Salt Lake City

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.