December 14 Evening Edition

— 175+ attend outstanding Krishna Bansal 11th Congressional District campaign kick-off rally at the Bolingbrook Golf Club Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2019. Speakers included Chirico, DeMonte, Grogan, Ives, Jani, Keller, Kuma, Schneider, and Senger. Attendees included Anderson, Balich, Carlyle, Coyne, Edmier, Felice, George, Hanson, Hois, Holder, Jorgensen, Kelly, Lauzen, Lawlor, McCluskey, Mitchell, Rilley, Ruhl, Schultz, Simone, Vician, Ward, Yurgaitis, and Zahm. The host committee included many of the aforesaid plus Batinick, Caprio, Claar, Daily, Hartwell, Hunt, Mervine, Nathwani, Pearson, Sharma, Wheeler, and Wehrli. – Dave Diersen

— OUTSTANDING: Indiana Resisting Marijuana Trend of Neighboring States – AP

— OUTSTANDING: Indiana resisting marijuana trend of neighboring states – AP–marijuana-indiana-20191214-story.html
— Public input sought on applicants for DuPage judge vacancy
— Precinct closures harming voter turnout in Georgia, analysis finds – MARK NIESSE AND NICK THIEME (DIERSEN: The closing of the polling place in the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 building at 130 West Park Avenue in Wheaton has harmed the voter turnout in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
— DuPage Forest Preserve District Board’s lack of transparency and decorum ‘disturbing’ – MARILYN L. SCHWEITZER

— The suburbs’ fateful role in three presidential impeachments Lawmakers’ remarks in 1974, 1998, 2019 may sound a lot alike – Marni Pyke

— Illinois Statehouse Republicans not facing much backlash – Rich Miller

— UI settles free-speech lawsuit with students involved in incident at 2017 Trump protest – Ben Zigterman

— McSweeney says he’s a bipartisan corruption fighter – Doug Finke

— Syverson denies Hard Rock Casino Rockford advocacy was improper – Jeff Kolkey

— To clean up state government, Pritzker must stand up to Madigan – Brett Rowland

— Safety on road, pot an unlikely couple – Editorial
— Here’s how Decatur police are preparing to test for drivers impaired by cannabis – Analisa Trofimuk

— IL-14: NDAA Conference Committee Finishes Work & Passes House 
— Wilcox Reports 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fires Back at Republican Swamp in Illinois *Update: 2nd Video*

— 17,000 Brazilian Migrants Cross Border in Single Texas City in FY2019 – Bob Price

— Anti-impeachment Democrat poised to switch parties – SCOTT WONG, MIKE LILLIS AND RACHEL FRAZIN

— Older Workers Are Being Pushed Out of Their Jobs, and It’s a Problem Many employees find themselves out of work or underemployed as they age, which could spell trouble for their retirement. – Maurie Backman

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.