December 12, 2023


— Migrants arriving by busload in Rosemont and Cicero are sent away, but welcomed in Oak Park, as suburbs respond differently to crisis – Robert McCoppin (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote illegal immigration.)
— Republican National Committee backs effort to block mail-in ballots received after Election Day – Rick Pearson
— In ‘Little Palestine,’ businesses closed to protest fighting in Gaza – Caroline Kubzansky
— On unexpected findings in Chicago’s cumulative report on pollution, activists and officials caution this is just the first step – John Lippert and Karina Atkins (COMMENT: From 1941 until he died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47, my father worked in the office of a polluting chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights.)
— Evanston plans event to select descendants for reparations funds – Alex Hulvalchick
— Under proposed agreement, state would drop enforcement of law aimed at deterring deceptive anti-abortion practices – Jeremy Gorner
— COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote mor homelessness..
— ‘We’re sure not Chicago.’ Mayor Brandon Johnson’s rough start earns brickbats from near and far – Editorial

— Chicago-area businesses close, dozens rally to call for cease-fire in Gaza: ‘Nobody else needs to die’ Businesses mainly in the south suburbs, including restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores and gas stations, closed Monday ahead of a rally in solidarity with Gaza. – Kaitlin Washburn
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: ‘Terrorized’ resident calls for city to stop McKinley Park street takeovers: ‘I hate that this has become a reality.’ Since April, Hoyne Avenue and 32nd Street near the Stevenson Expressway has been the scene of weekly racing stunts. Neighbors are tired of the disruption. – Sophie Sherry and Emmanuel Camarillo
— Migrant tent shelter plans on pause. The plan for a tent shelter in Morgan Park is on hold for now as the city has had success with other plans, and the state intends to open shelters soon, mayoral spokesman Ronnie Reese said. – Michael Loria

— Pro-Palestinian demonstrators block traffic in southern suburbs
— Tempers flare at community meeting as crews erect migrant shelter in Little Village – Liz Nagy
— Why so many Palestinians call the Chicago area home; Cook County has largest population in US – Stephanie Wade
— New affordable housing Grace Manor groundbreaking held in North Lawndale – Leah Hope (COMMENT: In which neighborhoods in your municipality do its Democrat and RINO leaders want to put more affordable housing?)
— Burglars crash Jeep into West Loop clothing store

— Chicago puts plans for Morgan Park migrant tent camp on back burner – TODD FEURER, SABRINA FRANZA
— Every 30 minutes, nearly 240 Black women victimized by crime in Chicago – DOROTHY TUCKER
— Detainees leaving Cook Co. Jail can get free state ID cards – YOLANDA PERDOMO

— A Call from Gaza’: Chicagoland businesses, schools strike to call attention to thousands of Palestinian deaths – Neshmia Malik

— Chicago groups, businesses take part in worldwide strike for Gaza
— Chicago police superintendent lays out 2024 goals for department – Anthony Ponce (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969, their top goal was hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. It is called patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and up-or-out. I should write a book about that.)

— Chicago scraps plans for migrant tent camp in Morgan Park. City officials say there is no urgent need as they turn to other shelter options. This comes a week after work on another site was dropped. – Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco
— User-generated photo project documents pollution in Chicago neighborhoods. The project is currently making a push to include more Spanish-speaking participants. (COMMENT: From 1941 until he died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47, my father worked in the office of a polluting chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights.)

— Ideological tug-of-war on campus is a threatening reality – John Kass

— After losing to Pritzker, Bailey using Miller playbook in attempt to join her in Congress – J. ROBERT GOUGH

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). AA and DEI are reparations.

— Illinois State Police: ‘clear and present danger’ reports help prevent gun tragedies – Alex Degman
— Norfolk State coach says ISU fans have history of racist remarks – Charlie Schlenke

— New professional licensing system coming to Illinois – Danny Connolly (COMMENT: I became a licensed CPA in 1981 when I was 32 years old. I had worked for GAO since 1980. I had worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $92,279-$104,583/year. I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. My Democrat GAO superiors ignored, dismissed, and belittled the aforesaid. They wasted my GAO career. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. GAO was headed 1981-1996 by a veteran who had not taken the CPA examination, let alone passed it, let alone became a licensed CPA.)

— City Says It Has ‘No Immediate Plans’ To Build Far South Side Tent Camp For Migrants. The city conducted an environmental assessment of the Morgan Park lot in early November, officials said. More than a month later, it remains unclear how or when the proposed tent site will proceed. – Atavia Reed

— Morning briefing
— Afternoon roundup


— Precinct Coverage Shows Weakening of the Republican Party, While Democrats Higher, But Not Back to 2018 Level
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Both 2020 and 2024 are Presidential election years. Presidential years have higher voter turnouts than non-presidential years. One would expect that party activism would be similar. Four years ago, there were 76 precincts in which Republicans were running for Precinct Committeeman. For next year, there are only 61 for Precinct Committeeperson (the Dems changed the name). That indicates a weakening of the McHenry County Republican Party. Democrats had 55 precincts covered four years ago versus 66 this time around.)
— Dems Favoring Abortion Up to Date of Birth Capitulate on Efforts to Destroy Crisis Pregnancy Centers
— Fire and Police Pension Fund Money Down Over 10% Since Pritzker Consolidation
— Marengo High School District Looking for Maximum Tax Hike
— LaHood on FISA
— Pressure Continues on Bill Foster re Israeli-Hamas War
— Thursday, January 18, Deadline for Filing Write-In Declarations for Precinct Committeeperson, Form Included
— Wonder Lake School District to Levy 14% More in Real Estate Taxes Next Year Than This Year
— Cartoon of a Township Hog
— Restriction of Trade Bills Signed by Pritzker

— As states race to lower taxes, attract businesses, Illinois does nothing – Nick Binotti

— Public-sector unions spend more on Illinois politics than other states – Catrina Petersen




— Jihad in America: Democratic Party sparks religious war scrounging for dollars, power – Charles Hurt

— With less than three weeks before Illinois’ gun ban registry deadline kicks in, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is preparing to take up revised rules filed by Illinois State Police. – Greg Bishop
— ‘Substantial number’ of Democrats hate George Washington in New York City – Christopher Tremoglie

— Biden’s border disaster getting even worse – AP
— Standing with Israel, and with Jews, to fight the darkness. – Robert Knight

— Not ‘Trump the Dictator’ Again. The Left projects itself onto Trump, and understandably finds itself all too terrifying. – Victor Davis Hanson

— Chicago: From sanctuary city — to ‘stay in Texas’ – Silvio Canto, Jr.
— Surrendering our U.S. military to the illegal invaders – M.B. Mathews

— Chicago mayor launches lawsuits against companies bussing migrants to city – Frieda Powers

— Chicago Mayor Launches Laws Penalizing Bus Companies for Dropping Off Illegal Aliens in ‘Sanctuary City’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— Border Patrol Agents: Illegal Aliens Taking Full Advantage of Biden’s Catch and Release Network at Border – JOHN BINDER
— Democrat Gov. Katie Hobbs Begs Biden for Bailout: Americans Should Subsidize Illegal Immigration in Arizona – JOHN BINDER
— NY Times: ‘Stable Jobs with Decent Pay’ Harder to Find Due to Mass Immigration – JOHN BINDER
— Dershowitz: Identity Group ‘Studies’ Programs Should Be Abolished – IAN HANCHETT

— Immigration and the Border Surge to the Fore in Latest WSJ Poll. Voters have had enough out of the administration, but will Republicans blow their edge on these issues in Senate border talks? – Andrew R. Arthur

— Music education ‘remains inherently racist,’ scholars say – BENJAMIN ROTHOVE

— After Millions Of Illegal Crossings, Senate Republicans Finally Discover America Has A Border Crisis – SHAWN FLEETWOOD

— Bill Seeks to Tip the Scales in Legal Immigration, Favoring Some Nationalities over Others – Kari Jacobson (COMMENT: What is your national origin? How many want to immigrate from that country?)
— Immigration Court Backlog Sits at Nearly Three Million; Biden’s Policies Piling on More – Michael Capuano

— Chicago mayor launches lawsuits against companies transporting ‘rogue buses’ of migrants to city. Mayor Brandon Johnson’s office said ‘bus companies, contracted by the State of Texas, flagrantly violate all safety measures’ – Alexander Hall
— San Francisco Democrat says homelessness crisis in his district is ‘absolutely the result of capitalism’ District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston has also called for defunding the police department. – Kristine Parks (COMMENT: Democrat destruction of traditional marriage and family causes homelessness.)
— Biden faces grim re-election odds as he trails leading GOP candidates in two key battleground states. CNN poll finds Biden trailing Trump, Haley by over 10% in Michigan – Brandon Gillespie, Aubrie Spady

— AZ Gov Asking Biden for $512M Reimbursement for Illegal Immigration

— Border Patrol Sector Chiefs Say Migrants Know They will be Released in U.S. Fueling Immigration Crisis

— California’s Latest Woke Mandate: Stores Must Have Sections for “Gender-Neutral Toys” The single most useless piece of legislation ever created in this history of legislation. – Leslie Eastman

— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against those who do not hate Trump.
— It’s Not about Free Speech. It’s about Harassment – NOAH ROTHMAN
— Let’s ‘Turn the Clock Back’ and Require Standardized Tests – GEORGE LEEF (COMMENT: What standardized tests have you passed? The standardized tests that I have passed include a) the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old, b) the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, d) the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, and e) the Post Office employment examination in 1966.)
— The Gayest State Is . . . Not Kentucky – ABIGAIL ANTHONY (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject the traditional marriage/family plank in the Republican Party platform and b) promote LGBTQ.)
— Saturday Night Live Mocks Republicans for Calling Out Campus Antisemitism
— Trump Boasts Record Lead in New Iowa Poll – ZACH KESSEL

— Caitlyn Jenner’s Fusillade of Truth Bombs – CHRIS QUEEN

— Illegal immigrants do not fear arrest, expect to be released into US under Biden. “Secretary Mayorkas’ policies encourage lawbreaking to such a degree that record numbers of illegal aliens are actually turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents, expecting to be released, rather than trying to escape across the border uncaught.” – Hannah Nightingale

— Protestors Who Want to See Hamas Survive Make a Mess of Senate Office Building – Spencer Brown

— Romney Solidifies His RINO Status, Announces Position on Biden Impeachment Inquiry – Joe Saunders (COMMENT: I should write a book about the biggest Romney promoters in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)


— Why is Gen Z so pro-Palestine and anti-Israel? – JUAN P. VILLASMIL

— Ever-increasingly, more and more and more of those in healthcare are citizens of foreign countries, minorities, females, younger, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.

— Clarence Thomas Rails Against Ban on LGBTQ Conversion Therapy – Matthew Impelli (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.)

— Supreme Court rejects an appeal over bans on conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ children. The Supreme Court has refused to take up a case about whether state and local governments can enforce laws banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ children. – AP (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.)

— Germans Aren’t as Nice as You May Think – Lukas Hermsmeier (COMMENT: I am 100% German national origin. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, including those of German national origin, have always used that against me. In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Germany occupies a special place in the international imagination. After the horrors of the Holocaust and the difficulties of reunification, the country acquired a reputation as a leader of the free world. Economically prosperous, politically stable and more welcoming to immigrants than most other countries, the Germans — many thought — had really learned their lesson. The past few months have been a bit of a rude awakening.)

— How many colleges consider legacy admissions? Maybe more than you think. – Nirvi Shah (COMMENT: Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)

— Illinois State Apologizes After Fan Used Racial Slur Against Norfolk State Player – Wilton Jackson

— The city of San Antonio is operating stash houses for illegal aliens. – Trey Ware (COMMENT: San Antonio today, your municipality tomorrow.)

— The Migrant Crisis and the Urban Death Spiral. The federal government sets immigration policy. It’s outrageous to make cities shoulder the costs. – Andrew M. Cuomo (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders bring in illegals. Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will ever-increasingly make Republicans pay for the illegals that Democrat and RINO leaders bring in.)
— California Kills Auto Jobs in Toledo. Stellantis warns of layoffs in the Midwest owing to the Golden State’s electric-vehicle mandate. – Editorial
— Israelis Flock to Buy Guns as Sense of Security Shatters. Faith in security forces shaken by the Oct. 7 attacks leads Israelis to prepare to defend themselves. – Margherita Stancati
— Government Unions Love Democrats – Editorial (COMMENT: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that my federal salary increased from $18.05/hour to $104,583/year 1966-1980 in today’s dollars because I was a union member? In my defense, I stress that I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, I earned a job-related master’s degree in 1976, I earned a job-related professional certification in 1979, and I earned a second job-related master’s degree in 1980.)

— Supreme Court Refuses To Hear LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Case—Leaving State Ban On It Intact – Alison Durkee (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.)
— Career Success – Terina Allen (COMMENT: What do you attribute your career success to? I attribute my career success a) to my working hard, b) to my earning a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970 when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, c) to my earning six job-related professional certifications in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and d) to my earning a job-related professional license in 1981. In 1980, in today’s dollars, my salary was $104,583/year and in 1997 it was $142,650/year. But according to my critics/opponents, I owe my career success to my benefitting from discrimination against minorities, females, younger people, veterans, parents, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. I should write a book about that.)

— Supreme Court Turns Away LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Case – Emily Birnbaum (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.)

— A Chicago Booth MBA Shares His Journey To B-School And Important Tips For Applicants (COMMENT: In 1972, when I was a 22-year-old newly hired IRS employee, I started taking graduate evening business courses at Loyola because that was what my employee manual encouraged me to do. After completing 16 courses, I earned an MBA in 1976. In 1976, I started taking graduate evening accounting courses at DePaul because that was what my employee manual encouraged me to do. After completing 12 courses, I earned a master’s degree in accounting. My doing the aforesaid helped me get promoted in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and it helped me pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. But to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors made it clear to me that they would never promote me again in 1974, disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974, got rid of the manager who had promoted me in 1975, and disallowed my education deductions in 1978. Because of the aforesaid, I took a $21,863/year pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer to GAO. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: During the application process, were you also working full-time? What did that look like and how were you able to balance it all?
Michael: I was working a full-time consulting job at the same time that I was going through the application process. One of the biggest factors in balancing the workload was communication with my managers at the firm. I was fortunate that I had a set of outstanding leaders who supported me in the journey, so I never felt that I needed to hide the fact that I was planning on moving on from the company. A second factor was having a consistent regiment for studying for the GMAT and finishing applications. I set targets for when I would take the test, planned out when I would apply to schools, and set up contingencies to fall back on if things went well or didn’t go well – I’m a planner, so it made me feel more comfortable to map it out!)

— Republicans promise delegates will stay in Wisconsin for GOP convention. The national party wants to demonstrate that it’s committed to the swing state. – SHIA KAPOS
— Democrats use Texas woman to promote abortion big time.

— Can colleges afford class-based affirmative action? (COMMENT: What if Affirmative Action had been only for those whose parents did not have college degrees? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)

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.