December 19 Evening Edition


— Chicago shootings: 19 shot, 3 fatally, in weekend violence across city. Chicago police said boy, 14, among those wounded this weekend.

— COVID-19 hardships fuel increase in violent student behavior and threats in K-12 schools: ‘It breaks our hearts to see them in crisis.’ – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA

— McHenry Co. Board wants repeal of township dissolution law – Ben Szalinski

— From masks to book banning, conservatives take on educators – AP

— Expect GOP to seize on Pritzker’s potential presidential aspirations – Linda Cook, Jim Niedelman

— Sunday Funny: President JB Pritzker?
— TIF Money – Municipalities Have to Spend It All
— IL-11: Mike Pierce Launches Website with Broad Outline of Platform
— IL-11: Catalina Lauf’s Speech at Three Headed Eagle Alliance in Geneva
— Kyle Rittenhouse to Speak Sunday at Turning Point USA AmericaFest in Phoenix

— Trump demands China pay $60T in ‘reparations’ for the coronavirus pandemic – Haris Alic

— Private preschools are teaching the future elite to be racist – Karol Markowicz

— Oxford University blasted for considering hiring based on ‘woke score’ of academics. ‘You have to go out your way to show you have tried to virtue signal,’ one professor complained. – Jessica Chasmar
(COMMENT: This year, virtue signalers stopped Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks. Last year, they got downtown Wheaton to promote LGBTQ big time.)

— Spite: Joe Biden would rather let border wall materials rot on the ground than sell them to Texas – Monica Showalter

–A civil rights complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education against Downers Grove South High School after it advertised an allegedly racially-segregated “students of color field trip opportunity.” – BRECCAN F. THIES
— Biden’s Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, Limitless Immigration for Corporations in Tailspin with Manchin Opposition – JOHN BINDER

— We Hear You: Inflation Isn’t a ‘High-Class Problem’ – Ken McIntyre

— Victims of Cancel Culture Fight Back – KENIN M. SPIVAK

— Dems look for way to weasel around parliamentarian, include immigration in stalled Build Back Better bill – Ashley Hill

— Fury From The Left After George Will Calls 1619 Project “Historical Illiteracy” and “Not Innocent Ignorance” And he did it at WaPo, leftists’ safe space. Race card played: “Will should’ve just written Hannah-Jones was ‘uppity’” – Stacey Matthews

— As Biden’s Border Crisis Rages, Armed Texans Arrive to Round Up Illegal Aliens – Jack Gist

— Kinzinger on McCarthy: ‘I don’t think history books are going to be kind to him’ The Illinois Republican contrasted Kevin McCarthy with Mitch McConnell. – DAVID COHEN
— Biden’s H-1B Conundrum. The administration’s efforts to reform the visa program could put him at loggerheads with key factions of his own party. – RIKHA SHARMA RANI
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I spoke with current and former H-1B holders, U.S. workers, union reps, academics, lobbyists, recruiters and immigration lawyers on both sides of the political spectrum. While they differed on the specifics, many said that the program is used not to fill labor shortages, as corporations insist, but to cut costs. Critics say that businesses regularly game the system to pay H-1B visa holders below market wages, both exploiting foreign workers and stacking the deck against American job seekers.)
— Black lawmakers threaten to cut off K St unless it diversifies. Years of frustration with the racial composition of the political influence industry have begun to boil over. – HAILEY FUCHS and LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ

— In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree. Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing. – Kellen Browning and Brian X. Chen

— San Francisco mayor declares state of emergency in troubled neighborhood – AP

— Adam Kinzinger Says GOP Lawmakers May Be Targeted in 1/6 Probe: ‘There Are More Texts’ – JASON LEMON

— Special Privilege in Admission to Elite U.S. Colleges – Lawrence S Wittner

— Trump rips Mitch McConnell as a ‘disaster’ and urges Republican voters to elect ‘tougher people’ in 2022 midterm elections – ELIZABETH ELKIND

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.