March 16 Evening Edition

— Bloomingdale hotel closing after shooting leaves 1 dead, 6 hurt

— One in Four House Members Have Opted Not to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine So Far. Lawmakers have had access to the vaccine since December, when shots were first approved in the U.S.

— Pritzker talks about pandemic, veers from election questions on media tour | Activists say Biden shouldn’t consider Emanuel for ambassadorship | Ravinia concerts on the calendar – Lisa Donovan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Uncovered faces at Naperville’s open-the-schools rally send wrong message.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that is done to help Dreamers, the more children that will be illegally brought to America illegally.

— House committee advances bill expanding ballot drop boxes, curbside voting – Raymon Troncoso

NBC Green Bay
— Wisconsin Senate approves Limbaugh resolution, Dems object – AP

— State Sen. Darren Bailey calls on Gov. Pritzker to fully reopen Illinois

— Berkowitz w/GOP GOV Candidate & former State Senator Paul Schimpf

–Feds Say No Foreign Voter Interference
–Witness Slips Urged on Abortion and Sex Ed Bills
–Former McHenry County Clerk Catherine Schultz, R.I.P.
— Biden Administration Take on Border Crisis: Blaming Trump
— McHenry Township Republicans Censure Kinzinger, Action by GOP Executive Committee Sought at Meeting Wednesday Night
— Weber Asks for More Lockboxes
— Algonquin Township Loses Part of Freedom of Information Suit
— Wilcox Reflects on Pandemic Reaction
— The Downsides of Township Government
— Civic Federation Releases Effective Tax Rate Study for 2018

— 1,997 new confirmed and probable cases; 19 additional deaths; 1,152 hospitalized; 250 in ICU; 2.3 percent average case positivity rate; 2.6 percent average test positivity rate; 102,564 average daily doses

— Trump says Biden ‘destroying our country’ with border policies: ‘It’s going to get much, much worse’ – Dave Boyer

— Elton John calls Vatican hypocritical for refusing to bless same-sex unions when it got ‘millions’ from investing in ‘Rocketman’ biopic The iconic singer-songwriter said the movie about his life ‘celebrates my finding happiness from my marriage’ to David Furnish – DAVE URBANSKI

— Congressman Proposes Sending Troops Stationed At The Capitol To The Southern Border – KAYLEE GREENLEE

— Liberal Journalists Blinded by Hatred of Trump – KEN BLACKWELL

— Equality Act Would Cancel Religious Freedom – Thomas Jipping

— A number of Republican lawmakers are saying no to COVID-19 vaccines – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
— Jesuits to raise $100 million for descendants of slaves – JORDAN WILLIAMS

— Conservative Activist Charlie Kirk Leaves Liberty University Think Tank – Ruth Graham

— Equality Act is creating a historic face-off between religious exemptions and LGBTQ rights – Michelle Boorstein and Samantha Schmidt

— Conservatives Criticize Columbia University For Hosting Graduation Celebrations For Minority Groups – Gina Heeb
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservatives took aim at Columbia University Tuesday over its plans to hold virtual graduation celebrations for minority students — in addition to a traditional ceremony for all students—for the class of 2021, with one, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), portraying it as leading to “segregation.”)

— 24 governors have not yet been vaccinated

— Is Joe Biden Really Doing the Job of President? Nearly Half of Voters Doubt It

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.