December 14, 2023


— Chicago City Council to take up sanctuary city referendum Thursday – Michelle Gallardo
— Chicago migrants bus impounded by city for first time
— Chicago spent nearly $1M on failed Brighton Park migrant base camp. State shuttered contaminated construction site due to environmental concerns. – Michelle Gallardo
— City Council meeting disrupted despite new rules – Diane Pathieu and Craig Wall
— Unsolved hate crimes in Chicago surge, City Council votes to change reporting system. – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Tom Jones (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that Democrats and RINOs paint you as being a hater and even worse things. Trump is conservative, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun-owner, Protestant, German-American, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Ideally, as a police administrator, as a citizen, you’d want to see the clearance rate to be more like 83%,” Kushner said. “But in reality, you need witnesses. You need hard, physical evidence to get these crimes cleared. And that’s not the case in these matters.”)

— Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, criminals could care less about being caught on camera.

— Mayor Johnson pivots to greater migrant crisis when asked if tent camp plan was mistake – SABRINA FRANZA
— GardaWorld to pay for costs of canceled Chicago migrant tent camp in Brighton Park – TODD FEURER

— Pressure mounts on Chicago mayor as costs for failed Brighton Park migrant site reach nearly $1M
— Chicago rejects arbitrator’s ruling, refusing officers the ability to bypass police board – Tia Ewing (COMMENT: I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ( ) since 1998.)
— Hundreds try to attend Chicago City Council meeting. Crowds started lining up at City Hall on Wednesday to get a seat in the council chambers. Many were trying to get their voices heard about the Israel-Hamas War.

— Chicago City Council Votes to Delay New Law That Will Require Workers to Get At Least 10 Days of Paid Time Off – Heather Cherone

— Chicago City Council rejects private arbitration for police firings and long suspensions. Stepping closer to a court fight, the council voted Wednesday against allowing cops to contest the most serious discipline behind closed doors. – Chip Mitchel (COMMENT: I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ( ) since 1998.)
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Beale to try again Thursday to push through advisory referendum on sanctuary city status. Beale tried briefly to suspend the rules Wednesday for immediate consideration of a new version stating: “Should the city of Chicago limit its designation as a sanctuary city by placing spending limits on its public funding?” -Fran Spielman

— Oak Park, which has been providing shelter for migrants, will require them to move out of hotel, YMCA by Jan. 31 – Robert McCoppin
— Board of Ethics finds probable cause four lobbyists improperly donated to Johnson – A.D. Quig
— Mayor Brandon Johnson defends handling of environmental report at now-scrapped migrant camp – Alice Yin
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: City Council sides with mayor on Chicago police contract: More money for cops but disciplinary provision rebuffed – Sam Charles, A.D. Quig and Alice Yin (COMMENT: I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ( ) since 1998.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 33-17 vote defeating the arbitration clause nixes a major part of a deal announced less than two months ago as a major political win by Johnson’s administration with the union representing most of Chicago’s police force. The council’s rejection, and its reasoning for it, will now head back to arbitrator Edwin Benn, who earlier this year voted for the arbitration clause and could send that same ruling back to aldermen within weeks. The battle could ultimately end up in circuit court. In an unusual move at Johnson’s request, the arbitration matter was voted on separately from the rest of the contract, including raises for rank-and-file officers totaling 20% over four years that was approved by the full council with no debate.)
— Be very afraid for Chicago’s stellar selective-enrollment schools – Editorial (COMMENT: How successful were you in high school? Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have stressed that I only just barely made it into the upper 20% of my class and that my ACT score was only 24. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would stress their parents’ education and wealth.)
— DuPage County District 4 Republican voters anxiously await the DuPage County Republican Central Committee to fill the DuPage County District 4 Board vacancy on the March 19, 2024 Republican primary ballot.
(FROM THE May 26, 2000 ARTICLE: Monday was the statutory deadline for established political parties to fill vacancies on the November ballot where no candidate sought the nomination in the March primaries. In addition to the two County Board candidates and two countywide candidates picked for the ballot a few weeks ago by the DuPage Democratic organization, the party has added Richard Hass of Elmhurst to run in County Board District 2 in east central DuPage. Also added to the ballot recently were investment consultant Thomas Mason of Downers Grove, who will challenge U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) in the 13th Congressional District, and Stephanie Downs Hughes of Naperville, who was picked by Kane and DuPage Democrats to oppose state Sen. Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora) in the 21st Senate District. As of Thursday, however, DuPage Democrats still were researching why the DuPage County Election Commission reached a conclusion Monday that appears to disqualify two of the party’s appointed nominees from having their names on the November ballot. According to a member of the party’s candidate search committee, organization Chairman James Walsh was notified this week that the unsuccessful attempts in March by Democrats Vernon Carter of Bartlett and Christina Beaird of Naperville to win write-in campaigns for circuit clerk and County Board disqualifies them from being appointed to fill the ballot vacancies. Carter was picked to run for circuit clerk and Beaird was selected to run for the County Board in District 5. They tried to win the Democratic nomination for those posts by mounting write-in campaigns but failed to receive enough votes. If Carter is disqualified from being appointed to the ballot, Fitzpatrick will be the only Democrat seeking countywide office in DuPage.)

— TOP OF FOLD: Rosemont to crack down on Texas bus companies bringing migrants to town – Christopher Placek

— Oak Park helped Chicago house migrants. It can’t take any more. – Jack Grieve
— City’s paid leave policy delayed by six months – Justin Laurence

— Nomination objections filed against Coburn and Chiaro, Illinois House District 95 candidates – Patrick M. Keck

— State’s bogus ‘misinformation’ law goes down in flames – Jim Dey

— DeSantis goes after Trump on abortion, COVID-19 and the border wall in an Iowa town hall – AP

— New ‘vetting manual’ by Missouri GOP activists sparks conflict among state Republicans – Jack Suntrup (COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Far too many Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs are involved in Republican politics to get the party to promote dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the Second Amendment, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A “vetting manual” being floated in GOP circles has sparked conflict, in part because it seeks to block certain candidates from running as Republicans. The state party has warned the document would invite litigation. Efforts to institute the vetting plan are still playing out, and only a handful of county parties have adopted the system, according to a state party official. The movement bears similarities to the ongoing struggle between hard-line and main-line Republicans in the state Legislature, a conflict that is coming into focus as the Aug. 6 GOP primary approaches.)

— Where the Republican presidential candidates stand on immigration – Jasmine Garsd

— City Paying Well More Than Typical Rent For Migrant Shelter Buildings — And Keeping Details Secret. Aides to Mayor Brandon Johnson and building owners say no one is getting rich off the shelters. – Mick Dumke and Melody Mercado

— DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek Announces No Primary Candidate Petition Challenges Filed for 2024 Local Races

— Chicago Booth launches new Master in Finance Program. Degree will help recent college graduates jump-start their careers in the rapidly advancing field. (COMMENT: I started taking graduate evening finance courses at IIT in 1992 when I was 43, and after I completing 14 courses, I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. I did that a) because my Democrat GAO superiors had made it clear to me that they would never again assign me to audits of IRS and b) because my University of Chicago MBA-holding GAO supervisor had made it clear to her employees that she wanted/demanded her employees to have such degrees. I succeed in getting her appointed to the program’s advisory committee. But in September of 1997, she flushed all that down her toilet. She played a very big role in forcing me to take GAO’s agency-wide early retirement “offer” that was expiring at the end of that month so that she could give my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate who had shunned the program. And that is exactly what she did. She ignored, dismissed, and belittled a) the fact that I had almost 18 years of experience working for GAO, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $$109,732-$142,650/year, and the last 8 years of which working for her, b) the fact that I had become a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Frad Examiner in 1990, c) the fact that I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor Examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA in 1981, d) the fact that I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980 and an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) the fact that I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $92,279-$104,583/year.)

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Afternoon roundup
— Pritzker says GardaWorld will eat the state’s costs of canceled Brighton Park tent city


— Bergquam: ‘More than half of the shuttle terminal has been taken over at O’Hare International Airport to house illegals that Chicago can’t handle’

— Downstate legislators see Chicago crime impacting tourism – Glenn Minnis

— Illinois’ long slide in manufacturing jobs continues – Nick Binotti

— Petition Objections Filed Against Precinct Committeeman Candidate – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN



— Hispanics warn of political payback if Biden strikes border deal – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: To get more votes from Hispanics, Democrats and RINOs promise to give Hispanics more preference. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
— House approves formal impeachment probe of President Biden’s involvement in family business deals – Alex Miller

— Chicago-area suburbs reject busloads of immigrants arriving from Texas – Rachel Schilke
— Biden border crisis: 13 million illegal immigrants now in US – Paul Bedard (COMMENT: How many of those 13 million illegals are going to vote for Democrats in the November 5, 2024 election?)
— Jewish protesters shut down LA freeway in call for Gaza ceasefire – Lily Larsen
— Congressional Republicans advance measure to exclude illegal immigrants from VA benefits – Brady Knox
— Union-backed changes to Chicago’s police discipline system rejected by City Council and Mayor Brandon Johnson – Eden Villalovas

— GAO report says billions of our tax dollars flowed to Big Abortion – Parrish Alford

— The president of the Illinois NAACP called illegal aliens ‘savages’ – Andrea Widburg
— Mexico begins building its own northern border wall, doing the job Joe Biden won’t do – Monica Showalter

— The border crisis is now an interior crisis. What will the GOP do? – DANIEL HOROWITZ

— Illinois Elites Accuse NAACP Leader of ‘Racism’ for Comments About Migrants – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— House Votes on Opening Impeachment Inquiry into Joe Biden
— Republicans Seek to Ban Biden from Using Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Give Healthcare to Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER

— Boston mayor sends holiday party invite meant only for ‘electeds of color.’ One outgoing councilmember said the move was ‘unfortunate and divisive.’ – Nikolas Lanum (COMMENT: From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, ever-increasingly, the more demographics that you share with Trump, the less likely that you will be invited to events and the less welcome that you will be if you are invited and do attend. Trump is conservative, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun-owner, Protestant, German-American, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Thousands of migrants wait a few hours from Eagle Pass, Texas, to catch trains headed for southern border. Droves of migrants are set to reach the US border within days. – Greg Wehner
— Democrats are responsible for the slow death of urban America – Laura Ingraham
— Former Obama adviser David Axelrod says poll showing Biden at record low approval is ‘very, very dark’ The WSJ poll showed Trump leading Biden 47% to 43%. – Adam Sabes
— Haley grilled by debate opponents, social media over record on trans issues: ‘Will cave to big donors’ Haley told the debate audience her opponents were ‘jealous’ of her donors. – Andrew Mark Miller
(FROPM THE ARTICLE: “Everyone knows Nikki was the conservative, outsider governor in South Carolina. She took on the establishment and Barack Obama—and won. She cracked down on illegal immigration, implemented E-Verify, opposed Wall Street bailouts, protected life, cut taxes, expanded Second Amendment rights, and signed the first anti-BDS bill in the country. The more Ron DeSantis loses, the more he lies.”)

— THOUSANDS of Illegals RELEASED EACH DAY! – Tomi Lahren

— San Francisco Puts out the Welcome Mat for Illegal Aliens in El Paso – KAREN TOWNSEND

— Conservatives Wage Lawfare Against Discriminatory DEI Practices at Law Firms – EVAN POELLINGER (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, they promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)

— Is Illinois Still Offering $9K to Illegals for Rent? – CATHERINE SALGADO

— Sanctuary City May Grant Voting Rights To Noncitizens For Local Elections – TYLER DURDEN


— Democrats ever-increasingly a) run America and b) crow about their success in getting rid of Republicans.

— To get more and more and more votes from those who have demographics who vote for Democrats, Democrat leaders ever-increasingly give more and more and more preference to those who have demographics that vote for Democrats. Those demographics include: minority, female, younger, poor, LGBTQ, unmarried, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.

— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Company paid $432M of taxpayer cash to feed NYC’s migrants after winning no-bid contract trashed 70,000 meals – worth $776,000 – in just one month as NYC Mayor Eric Adams is forced to slash billions from city budget. – Germania Rodriguez Poleo

— Biden ever-increasingly acts like he is a dictator.
— My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. To keep their hands clean, they have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, their dupes, and their dirty work.

— Poll: Most Asian Americans concerned. Majority worried nation going in wrong direction. – Matt Brown and Linley Sanders (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their employees who were Asian American and they did everything that they could to turn them against me. Further, they assigned me to supervise all their employees who were minority, female, unmarried, veteran, disabled, non-Protestant, non-German American, had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, and/or who they wanted to get rid of and they did everything that they could to turn them against me.)

— Ron DeSantis says Donald Trump isn’t conservative, has ‘moved left’ on issues – Katie Akin

— Why Are Cities Closing Shelters If Homelessness Is Rising? In Pittsburgh, people sleep outside the doors of a fully occupied facility. – Kris Maher and Dan Frosch
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
— A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Singes the GOP as He Blazes Ahead. He looks strong for the nomination but seems determined to divide his own party.”
— Why Doesn’t Gen Z Want to Be All It Can Be? Young Americans’ are skeptical of the military. That’s a reason to worry about national security. – Mike Gallagher and Kevin Wallsten (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have used my avoiding the Vietnam War draft against me the most since 1966. I would focus on those who continue to do that and why they continue to do that.)
— How to Brag About Work, Even if It’s Not Going Great. Questions about your career are as much a part of holiday gatherings as eggnog and ugly sweaters. Answering them is an art. – Callum Borchers (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress the many big adverse actions that my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors took against me. In my defense, I stress that notwithstanding those many big adverse actions, a) I survived at GAO for almost 18 years and my salary increased from $82,720/year to $142,650/year in today’s dollars, b) I survived at IRS for almost 9 years and my salary increased from $52,022/year to $104,583/year in today’s dollars, and c) I survived at the Post Office for almost 3 years and my salary increased from $18.05/hour to $19.25/hour in today’s dollars.)

— Invasion: 20,000 illegals per day are crossing the U.S. southern border

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Democrats Want Harsh Punishment for Trump (COMMENT: Who wants harsh punishment for you? Since 2000, far too many Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers want harsh punishment for me because they lost elections. Since 2000, far too many leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization want harsh punishment for me because Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct lost elections. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government wanted harsh punishment for me a) because I complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat superiors and supervisors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)

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.