March 26, 2024


— 5 emergency Chicago migrant shelters at parks to be restored for community, Mayor Johnson says – Michelle Gallardo

— Chicago’s migrant website obscures details on where $300 million was spent – Bennett Haeberle, Lisa Capitanini and Nathan Halder
— Democrats promote more abortion in Orland Park.

— City to move migrants out of Chicago Park District field houses – Angelica Sanchez, Gabriel Castillo
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote giving more preference to women.

— Suburban Chicago counties point finger to city after measles cases are confirmed
— Migrants to be moved out of five Chicago Park District sites – Todd Feurer, Sabrina Franza
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more abortion.

— Chicago implements new measles vaccine policy for Pilsen migrant shelter after 26 cases confirmed citywide
— Chicago migrants face uncertain future as emergency shelter status ends – Tia Ewing

— Chicago Park District Facilities Will No Longer Be Used as Migrant Shelters, Johnson Announces – Heather Cherone
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more abortion.

— A Marine veteran who burned an American flag at City Hall speaks out after a Chicago alderperson takes heat for it. Zachary Kam, who served in Afghanistan, burned the flag to protest the killing of at least 32,300 Palestinians in the ongoing war in Gaza and says the DNC should be canceled. – Mariah Woelfel

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Mayor Johnson says migrants being housed at Chicago Park District facilities to be moved starting Saturday. – NELL SALZMAN, ALICE YIN, OLIVIA STEVENS
— Illinois’ mail-in voting system needs a fix. It’s far too slow for today’s world. – Editorial
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
— Governor and mayor’s response to migrant crisis is an abuse of executive power. – Paul Vallas

— Migrants sheltering at 5 city parks to be moved. Still, residents living near the Gage Park field house say moving migrants is going to make the issue “another neighborhood’s problem.” – Mariah Rush
— Some Chicago City Council members want to censure colleague who attended rally where U.S. flag was burned. Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), Mayor Brandon Johnson’s handpicked Housing Committee chair, says he arrived at a Friday night rally outside City Hall after an American flag was burned to protest U.S. support for Israel. But some of his colleagues don’t buy it, and are talking about calling a special City Council meeting to censure him. – Fran Spielman
— Chicago health officials announce new policy to slow measles outbreak. The Chicago Department of Public Health said residents at the Pilsen migrant shelter should receive a second dose of the measles vaccine 28 days after the first shot. – Cindy Hernandez
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly blame guns for gun crimes instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.

— Measles outbreak spreads to Chicago suburbs – John Clark

— Trump’s social media company will start trading on Nasdaq with a market value of almost $6.8 billion

— Some Republicans who supported Nikki Haley are still refusing to back Donald Trump – AP (COMMENT: For general elections, I have always supported Republican candidates who won primary elections. My critics/opponents have not.)
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more abortion.

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
— NBC facing internal upheaval after Ronna McDaniel hire: ‘What does she bring NBC News?’ – JACKSON WALKER (COMMENT: What opposition have you had to face? I should write a book about the tremendous opposition that I faced from my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates when I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. They forced me to suffer a $22,966/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer. I faced tremendous opposition mainly because I was a conservative Republican who opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, but also because I did not help GAO meet any of its Affirmative Action quotas and because I did not start my career with GAO like almost all of them did and because I transferred in with almost 12 years of federal seniority. They were furious when I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and I became a licensed CPA in 1981. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. GAO audits IRS. I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year. They wasted my knowledge of IRS.)
— A statewide concern: Illinois’ population decline outpaces neighboring states (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders use this to justify bringing more of their illegals to Illinois.)

— Meet Bob Clark, the CEO tackling student debt – SHIA KAPOS (COMMENT: What would Clark say to my critics/opponents who have always used my working my way through college against me? They have always stressed that I only just barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class and that my ACT score was only 24.)


— Total repudiation: Illinois unions lose big trying to take out two downstate lawmakers – Nick Binotti and Ted Dabrowski

— Chicago’s Glock case used as ammo to shoot down Illinois’ industry liability law – Greg Bishop
— Illinois legislator wants to strengthen child labor laws amid migrant crisis – Catrina Petersen

— Durbin votes to continue secret illegal alien chartered flights to US Cities


— Mail-order abortion pills surged by nearly 30K after the end of Roe – Sean Salai (COMMENT: Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies.?)
— Woman suffered complications from abortion pill, now wants Supreme Court to decide its future – Alex Swoyer (COMMENT: Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies.?)
— Liberals wage war on White, rural Americans. Progressives bite the hand that feeds them. – Don Feder
— Fading majority of House GOP opens dark possibility for November election – Editorial
— Trump can post smaller bond amount of $175M within 10 days, appeals court rules – Tom Howell Jr.

— New GOP majority ‘failed’ to get conservative wins – Matt Schlapp
— Is the American dream dying? – Kaylee McGhee White (COMMENT: From what I see, because of DEI, opportunities to advance for citizens of America ever-increasingly decrease and especially for those who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
— McConnell rated among the least conservative GOP senators by CPAC – Samantha-Jo Roth (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. I should write a book about how Illinois Republican U.S. Senators and Representatives treated Diersen v GAO. SEE: )
— Republicans complicate Biden’s election-year marijuana push – Christian Datoc
— Swing-state saga: Biden claws his way back to challenge Trump in handful of key states – Annabella Rosciglione (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will flood swing-states with their illegals who will vote for Biden. Needless-to-say, there should be extreme suspicion of all new voter registrations in swing-states.)

— Trump’s net-worth balloons to $6.4B, joins list of world’s 500 richest people, on eve of his media company’s Nasdaq debut – Victor Nava
— Why our institutions keep going woke and going broke – Glenn H. Reynolds
— DEI is destroying America – Editorial
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Diversity/equity/inclusion” is the common thread behind “America’s current crises,” argues Victor Davis Hanson at American Greatness. DEI has “birthed” resurgent crime and antisemitism. The “military is short” soldiers, because “white males” fear being called “white supremacists” if they join. Outcries over “the destruction of enforcement” of immigration law are “written off as racism.” Nations like China and the Soviet Union suffered enormously after substituting “race, sex, class, and tribal criteria for meritocracy,” while the smaller, less “materially rich” United States “emerged to dominate the world.” “Yet here we are in 2024, ignoring the baleful past.” America’s future now “hinges on how quickly we discard DEI orthodoxy” and “judge citizens on their character and talent” — if it’s not “already too late.”)

— The Biden administration goes to war against Israel – Andrea Widburg
— Kamala Harris petitions states to take a slice of a $750 million ‘investment’ pie to implement ‘red flag’ laws – Olivia Murray (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that all mass shooters are Republicans.)
— Just how much free stuff are illegals getting? – Howie Carr
— Trump Can Win Again on Building the Wall – Brian C. Joondeph
— Are ‘Brown Shirt’ laws coming to America? – Michael Letts
— Rumor that a Jewish man might be the new James Bond sends Hamas’s friends in the West into ‘boycott’ mode. – Olivia Murray

— Mexico’s president says all it will take to curb the flood of illegal aliens at the southern border is $20 billion a year and an end to sanctions and embargoes on Venezuela and Cuba. No, he isn’t joking. – MATT O’BRIEN (COMMENT: Mexico ever-increasing makes it clear that it despises/hates America. Anticipate/expect that Mexico will ever-increasingly join with other countries to destroy America.)

— Mexico Wants More Rewards for Guarding Joe Biden’s Border in 2024 Election – NEIL MUNRO

— More than 11 million have illegally entered U.S. since fiscal 2021. Total more than 43 U.S. states, roughly 150 countries. – Bethany Blankley (COMMENT: How many millions of the many millions in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Biden? Democrat and RINO success in flooding America with their illegals has made it impossible for Trump to get elected. Needless-to-say, there should be extreme suspicion of all new voter registrations in swing-states.)

— Appeals Court Sides With Trump, Reduces Bond In Civil Fraud Case – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
— Biden’s HHS Pushed Child Sex Changes – ROBERT SCHMAD (COMMENT: How successful have Democrat leaders been pushing sex changes in your school district?)
— Illinois Task Force Hearing Exposes Ranked-Choice Voting as a Power Grab by Liberal Elites – SARA FRANKENSTEIN

— ‘Unfit to Fight’: DEI Called Detrimental to Armed Forces, but ‘Prevalent Throughout Military Culture’ – Noah Slayter (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to promote hatred of America.)

— GOP Senators Are More Conservative Than Predecessors – Luke Rosiak (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. I should write a book about how Illinois Republican U.S. Senators and Representatives treated Diersen v GAO. SEE: )
— Massachusetts Burning $75 Million A Month On Shelters, May Soon Run Out Of Cash Amid Migrant Crisis. Thousands of families are currently living in shelters. – Mairead Elordi

— Congress Passes Funding Package, Leaves for Recess and Fails to Secure Border – Joe Chatham
— Passport to Profit: Visa Waivers Flying Burglars into American Neighborhoods – Michael Capuano

— Mexican president denies cartels are producing most fentanyl, blames US drug use on family breakdown. Lopadez Obrador claimed there is ‘very little’ drug consumption in Mexico. – Jeffrey Clark

— Illegal Alien Border Encounters Sets New February Record as Tensions Escalate in El Paso. Unfortunately, the border patrol has a backlog in El Paso since the illegal aliens have stayed longer than expected. – Mary Chastain

— Pro-Life Advocates Will Protest CVS and Walgreens for Selling Abortion Drugs – Steven Ertelt

— Washington Times Exposes Govt. Funding Bill Filled With Pro-Trans Earmarks – Curtis Houck

— The Many Ways a Porous Border Means Crime Without Boundaries – James Varney & Abigail Degnan


— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly encourage Black women to hate Republicans.

— Some Republicans who supported Nikki Haley are still refusing to back Donald Trump (COMMENT: For general elections, I have always supported Republican candidates who won primary elections. My critics/opponents have not.)

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly recount racist events in the past to justify more DEI today.

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly make children sexually active LGBTQers.

— FRONT PAGE: How hard will Haley promoters work to elect Biden? Who are the leading Haley promoters in your county, township, and municipality?
— New York Starts Distributing Debit Cards to Migrants, Despite Uproar. New York City officials on Monday began handing out debit cards to migrant families to pay for food and baby supplies at grocery stores. – Emma G. Fitzsimmons
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote Mexican interests over American interests.
— Republicans Who Do Not Regularly Watch Fox Are Less Likely to Back Trump – Ruth Igielnik (COMMENT: My critics/opponents know full-well that those who regularly read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters are more likely to support the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. That is why my critics/opponents do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out the newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading the newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)

— 40% of migrants fail to establish ‘credible fear’ required for asylum – Salvador Rivera

— Liberals begin backing 2nd Amendment but only for illegal immigrants – Andre Perrard

— Trump’s Trials Are a Political Gift to His Campaign. The Democrats’ lawfare strategy appears to be backfiring as swing voters turn against Joe Biden. – Gerard Baker
— They Chose to Take a Pay Cut—and Say They’re Happier (COMMENT: I should write a book about taking pay cuts. I took a $22.996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old.)
— California Restaurants Cut Jobs as Fast-Food Wages Set to Rise. Chains lay off workers, shave hours ahead of state minimum-wage increase to $20 an hour. – Heather Haddon (COMMENT: In today’s dollars. I earned $12.41 an hour washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights part-time while I was Crete-Monee High School student 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. With the money that I earned and saved doing that, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966.)

— Woke Training Creates Hostile Work Environments. I should write a book about how my Democrat superiors in the federal government used woke training to create hostile work environments for their employees like me who conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)

— Dartmouth doubles family income threshold from $65,000 to $125,000,for free tuition – Liam Knox (COMMENT: In today’s dollars, my father never earned more than $50,000 a year.)

— Hamilton Collection Motor Condo For Sale in the 2112 Ferry Road building in Naperville (MLS # 11972116) at $2,499,000. (COMMENT: My wife and I own a unit in this Iron Gate Motor Plaza building.)
(FROM THE LISTING: Premium Opportunity for owners or investors. Take your pick – Retail – Showroom – Storage – Business Space – Office – Car Museum and Collectors. Plus dual heavy duty exhaust fans with auto on CO2 detection. Unit 104 Located in the Iron Gate Motor PLAZA. The plaza is in the front retail section of the complex. Here is your chance to bring your collection or business to Iron Gate where there are over 150 garage owners and 100s of visitors coming and going on a regular basis and 1000s driving past on Ferry rd. Amazon and other warehouses are down the block. Top Golf and other entertainment is next door. This means you will have eyes on your brand! However, if you want to house your private collection you can tint out the windows for privacy. On offer is a 10,000sf showroom with a top quality build out. Heated radiant floors, 3 garage doors, 2 of them 16ft tall, car wash drain system by short garage door, a large mezzanine and so much more! You will be in front of The Ultimate Lifestyle Habitat at Iron Gate. Nothing like it anywhere in Northern Illinois. Unit 104 is Completely built out for the buyer who is looking for a move in ready space for your business, personal use and investment opportunity. Units in Iron Gate rarely go up for sale. 120 total shared parking spots in the plaza. First come first served basis. Check it out while you can!)

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.