December 24 Evening Edition


— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Cook County Vax Proof, Highest Daily Case Rise of Pandemic

— Long lines continue for Covid testing in Chicago area – Rob Sneed

— ‘It doesn’t scare me away’: Oakbrook Center’s Christmas Eve shoppers unfazed after Thursday shooting that left 4 people injured – JOHN KEILMAN and ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS

— Board is right on one point: Expand consolidation opportunities statewide – Editorial
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs promote hatred against Republicans.

— Trump says ‘the vaccine works,’ but Republicans are weary

— Illinois suffering from “Brain Drain” analyst says – Kevin Bessler

— Civic group calls Lightfoot mandate mean-spirited and unconstitutional

— Trump spars with conservative host Candace Owens over vaccines, receives praise from White House – Joseph Clark
— Progressive prosecutors under fire for crime surge in cities – Emily Zantow

— Texas parents outraged after brazen teacher calls them ‘bigots’ in Dr. Seuss-style poem – Tyler O’Neil
— Harris tells allies her race and gender impact her media coverage – Joshua Rhett Miller

— Why the Democrats are losing Latino support – Rajan Laad

— The End Of America’s Cities. San Francisco’s mayor may hint at a return to law and order, but real overhaul toward a peaceful city life is a long way off. – KATYA SEDGWICK

— Democrat Calls Out Kamala Harris for Mishandling Border: ‘Doesn’t Look Like She’s Very Interested’ – JOHN BINDER

— Kamala Harris complains to allies that media coverage of her would be better if she were white and male – LEON WOLF
(COMMENT: I have always been a conservative Republican. Given that, how would my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have treated me since 1948 if I had been a minority, a female, born more recently, LGBTQ, a veteran, Trump-hater, moderate, liberal and/or if I had not been baptized, raised, or confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, if I was not 100% German American, if my ancestors had not been in America since 1844, if I had not lived in Crete 1948-1972, if I had not lived in Wheaton since 1978, if I had not been a federal employee for almost 30 years, if I had not been a federal retiree since 1997, if I had not been married since 1978, etc.?)

— ‘Every County Is A Border County’: Suspected Illegal Alien With Alleged Mexican Cartel Ties Arrested In Culpeper, Virginia – Tim Meads

— Biden Leaving ‘Large Areas’ of Border ‘Unmonitored’ – Ex-CBP Chief Mark A. Morgan

— Satanist Group Mocks Christmas with Display at Illinois State Capitol — but Not Without Protest – James Murphy

— Lone Illinois School District (rural Hutsonville) Wages Fight Against State’s Mask Mandate – Cara Ding

— Donald Trump’s influence is fading – Michael D’Antonio

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against those who do not promote LGBTQ.

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Black Americans continue to see higher jobless rate despite market recovery – Lauren Aratani

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.