March 13 Evening Edition

— Group Evaluating Chicago’s Controversial Statues, Monuments Meets; Now-Removed Columbus Statues Remain Subjects Of Strong Feelings – Charlie De Mar

— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,675 New Cases, 23 Deaths, Over 152K Vaccinations Reported. Illinois reported over 152,000 vaccinations over the last 24 hours, the highest one-day total to date

— Making the case for free community college nationwide. Seventeen states offer some sort of tuition-free two-year college program. Research proves the educational and economic benefit to young people who likely would have skipped college otherwise. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: I was able to graduate from NIU in 1970 debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charge SE a) because of the money that I earned delivering mail for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 and b) because my parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete while attended UIC 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969.)

— Endorsements: Malloy, Howard and Manno for College of DuPage board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Holan, Andrew Manno, 30, of Aurora, and Deborah Sajdak of Glen Ellyn have been endorsed by conservative firebrand Jeanne Ives.)
— Endorsement: Weller for Wheaton City Council, South District

— Illinois guard troops stay in D.C. as others head home – AP

— Trump reignites feud with Rep. Kinzinger, others at CPAC convention – Glenn Minnis

— Illinois has way too much of a bad thing (governments) – Jim Dey

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government.

— Evanston prepares first round of reparations to black residents, but activists say it’s not enough ‘Just putting money into a loan is not true reparations’ – CHRIS ENLOE
— Jordan Peterson shares poll showing white liberals embrace using violence to pursue political goals more than conservatives. This breaks the narrative the corporate media is telling you – PAUL SACCA

— Coca-Cola Says It Will Only Hire Law Firms That Meet Quota For Black Attorneys Coke said it will only hire law firms that commit to providing 15 percent of billed time from black attorneys. – Mairead McArdle
(DIERSEN: My plan for a career in the automotive industry ended in 1971 when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)

— Ken Paxton to Newsmax TV: Twitter Doesn’t Censor Liberals – Eric Mack

— Why Does GOP House Member Adam Kinzinger Keep Voting With the Democrats? Redistricting Is Why

— Democrats rush to Biden’s defense on border surge – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG

— 9-step guide to winning Trump’s endorsement – TARA PALMERI

— Team Biden knows its open-borders plan is unpopular — so why do it? – Michael Barone
(DIERSEN: Democrats want illegals because illegals will vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)

— Extended National Guard Contingent Being Drawn from 11 States, D.C. Military strained to find enough Guard members to serve at Capitol after a year of repeated deployments, officials say – Nancy A. Youssef and Alexa Corse

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “94% of White Republican College Grads” say “GOP Shouldn’t Punish Officials Opposing Trump.”

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.