December 1 Evening Edition

— George H.W. Bush: Funeral plans, legacy and a look back at President George H.W. Bush’s life
— Trump designates Dec. 5 as National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush – AP
— George H.W. Bush funeral: Pres. Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump to attend – AP


— Chicago Remembers Former President George H.W. Bush


— George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 – AP
— George H.W. Bush, America’s consummate public servant – Editorial
— ‘Deaths of despair’: The grim decline in life expectancy – Editorial
— Praise for George H. W. Bush from both sides of Illinois’ political aisle – Stacy St. Clair


— George H.W. Bush: An American public servant – Editorial
— George H.W. Bush, 41st U.S. president, dead at 94 – Neil Steinberg
— Trump family will attend state funeral for George H.W. Bush – AP
— Remembering George H.W. Bush: An ‘American hero’ and a ‘genuine friend’ – Ed Murnane

— Ald. Ed Burke’s insatiable fundraising: $12 million stockpiled, wants more – Lynn Sweet


— Suburbs remember Bush Sr. as ‘gentleman,’ ‘sweetheart,’ ‘statesman’ – Robert Sanchez and Marni Pyke–gentleman-sweetheart-statesman
— 1991 Gulf War looms large over Bush’s Mideast legacy – AP
— Bush was political patriarch to enduring American dynasty – AP
— Bush got warm welcome in the suburbs
— Bush hailed across party and global lines as man of decency – AP
— Presidents, others praise former President George H.W. Bush – AP
— Bush staffer from Arlington Heights writes about president’s warmth, preparedness – Ed Murnane

— Illinois gears up for 200th birthday party Monday – AP

— Remembering Barbara and George Bush’s 1988 visit to Central Illinois


— Stateline remembers George H.W. Bush: ‘He brought dignity to the office’


— Tuberculosis and chickenpox and AIDS – Cheryl K. Chumley


— TIJUANA MAYOR: ARREST THE CARAVAN ORGANIZER I’m not spending a penny more to shelter migrants


— Tijuana Mayor Unloads on Caravan Organizers – RICK MORAN


— Harvard Grad Student Facing Eviction over Legally Owned and Stored Firearms – Awr Hawkins
— Left Attacks George H.W. Bush After His Death – Justin Caruso


— Tijuana’s mayor wants caravan organizers busted – Monica Showalter
— DHS chief calls on other federal departments for help with caravans – Rick Moran


— With food and bathrooms cut off, migrants begin exodus to distant shelter


— The old-fashioned virtues of George H.W. Bush – Matthew Walther
— The lasting legacy of George H.W. Bush – Joel Mathis


— Federal Agencies to Close Wednesday to Honor President George H.W. Bush

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.