— From what I see, it is ever-increasingly clear that DuPage County Democrats want to punish Trump and punish his supporters for the January 6 Capitol Riot by stopping DuPage County Republicans from sponsoring Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. Needless-to-say, that is unacceptable.
I certainly hope that all of the following have entries in the parade: Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative in the DuPage County area, Illinois statewide offices, Illinois Senate and Representative in the DuPage County area, DuPage countywide offices, DuPage County Board and Forest Preserve offices, and judicial candidates.
It is Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and Fireworks, not the Wheaton Park District’s Parade and Fireworks. Wheaton has given $30,000 to the Park District with $10,000 earmarked for parade entries and $20,000 earmarked for fireworks.
The more money that the Park District has for parade entries, the more and better entries that it can schedule.
The following is what I will ask Wheaton’s Mayor and Wheaton’s City Council to do at its meeting Monday evening, June 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM:
Direct the Wheaton Park District to:
— Use the same policy for sponsorship of Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks that it used for sponsorship of its 2019 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks, that is, allow DuPage Republicans to again donate $2,500 to be the top sponsor and earmark that donation for the bagpipers and high school bands, unless, of course, if the bagpipers and/or high school bands object to such earmarking
— Contract with bagpipers, for example, the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums or Chicago Highlanders Pipes & Drums, to march in the parade
— Contract with the Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South high schools for their bands to march in the parade
— Publish and keep updated a list on its website of all parade entries as they come in
— Publish a detailed financial report a) on the money that it took in for the 2019 and prior Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks and b) how it spent that money for parade entries, etc.
— Report to Wheaton how it has/will spent/spend the $10,000 that it has received from the City of Wheaton for the 2021 parade and fireworks
— Report to Wheaton on what it has done, is doing, and will do to make Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade as successful as it can be in terms of a) number and quality of parade entries, b) promotion of the parade, c) etc.
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 244 cases, 14 deaths. Gov. Pritzker released guidelines Friday, outlining Phase 5 of Restore Illinois plan that will go into effect June 11
— Supreme Court won’t review men-only draft registration law – AP
— ‘Do Not Come’: Harris Seeks ‘Hope at Home’ for Guatemalans. Harris is visiting Guatemala and Mexico as part of her role in dealing diplomatically with the irregular migration to the U.S. – Alexandra Jaffe
— United Airlines Requiring Proof Of COVID Vaccine For Employees
— Chicago Auto Show To Include New Street Festival Featuring Test Drives, Food, Drinks, And Music – Ed Curran
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Judge hears lawsuit over Lightfoot’s interview policy
— Trump declines to commit to running with Pence in 2024 – Mark Meredith
— Chicago police investigating video of women dancing on squad car
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote LGBTQ in Waukegan.
— Stores call for shoppers to step up when retail workers face abuse – AP
— TRAGIC: Village of Oak Park cancels 4th of July parade, fireworks show – STEVE SCHERING (SEE: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/do-july-4th-festivities-make-you-republican/ and https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/04/24/dracut-bars-local-republicans-from-marching-in-memorial-day-parade/ and https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/06/30/harvard-july-4th-parades-are-right-wing )
— Valencia joins crowd of Dems running for secretary of state | Rev. Pfleger returns to pulpit | Obama Presidential Center price tag rises to nearly $700M – LISA DONOVAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago promote LGBTQ.
— State Supreme Court pauses transition to new appellate districts – SARAH MANSUR
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSNESS
— Race to succeed Jesse White in full swing, a year before any voting. The contest for Illinois secretary of state is off to an early and expensive start. – GREG HINZ
— Republican leader Jim Durkin says lawsuit possible over new legislative districts – Rick Koshko
— Wheaton Pride Proclamation Coming At Upcoming Council Meeting. Mayor Phil Suess and the city council issued a statement saying a proclamation will be made June 21 after inaccurate information surfaced. – Jeff Arnold
CITY OF WHEATON
— Statement from the Mayor and City Council on Proclamation The City is aware that there is inaccurate information circulating that the City will not issue a Pride Proclamation this year. Consistent with the City’s process from last year, the City has planned to issue a Pride Proclamation at our June 21, 2021 City Council meeting. Issuing this proclamation is something that is important to our community, as demonstrated by the letters and statements of support the City received last year and the feedback we continue to receive. The City of Wheaton is dedicated to the acceptance of all of its residents, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, beliefs, color, disability, ethnicity, identity, race or religion. We want everyone who lives, works or visits our community to feel valued and safe. We support equality for all members of the Wheaton community.
WILLIAM J KELLY
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— MCCARRON: THE SAD DECLINE OF CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH
— More Than 2.6M Americans Push For Monthly $2K COVID Payments
— Hypocrisy! Twitter Claims Access To Platform Is ‘Human Right’; Trump Still Banned – Bobby Eberle
— The Media Proclaim Themselves ‘Infrastructure’
— GOP Wins Mayoral Race in Overwhelmingly Hispanic Texas Border City – Guy Benson
— Supreme Court Rules Against Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants With Temporary Protected Status – VARUN HUKERI
— Ron DeSantis Versus Paul Ryan: The Ultimate Winner Is Not the One Saying Abandon the Culture War – STACEY LENNOX
ONE NEWS NOW
— Supreme Court rules against illegals with temporary status – AP
— Supreme Court declines suit alleging male-only military draft is discriminatory – JOHN KRUZEL (DIERSEN: In 1970, when I was 21 years old, when I graduated from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management, potential employers saw me as being draft bait. They did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be approved. Starting in 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used my avoiding the draft against me big time. I should write a book about that.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pete Buttigieg’s husband attacks GOP.
— Harris warns Guatemalans they will be turned back if they come to the U.S. border illegally
— The Chicago Park District’s 30% Funded Pension Plan – And More Tales Of Illinois’ Failed Governance – Elizabeth Bauer
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers demonize, denigrate, and condemn the religious right.