March 4 Evening Edition

— Coronavirus concerns spark event cancellations, university policy changes around Chicago area – Ravi Baichwal
— Aldermen, Italian American groups file complaint over Chicago Board of Education decision to no longer observe Columbus Day – Michelle Gallardo
— Illinois primary gains importance to Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders after Super Tuesday results – Craig Wall

— United Airlines becomes the first major airline to cut domestic flights as coronavirus takes a toll on travel – LAUREN ZUMBACH
— Chicago Public Schools’ change from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day was not legal, group says – JOHN BYRNE

— Illinois GOP targets Holocaust denier Arthur Jones with ‘Say No To The Nazi’ ads “Arthur Jones isn’t a Republican, and we’re going to expose people to who he really is and do everything we can to educate Republicans not to vote for Arthur Jones,” state GOP Chairman Tim Schneider said. – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: To damage the Republican Party, how many Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will cast a Republican primary ballot and vote for Jones?)
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Nearly half of Chicago households struggle to afford basic necessities: report Across the city, many households don’t earn enough to cover essentials like housing, child care, food, transportation and health care while saving for the future, according to a study by the United Way – Carlos Ballesteros
— Biden, Sanders both stumping in Illinois in coming days Sanders rally in Chicago could be as soon as this weekend; Biden hits Chicago next week. – Lynn Sweet
— Why epidemics like the coronavirus start in Asia and Africa – and why there will be more All the coronaviruses that caused recent epidemics, including the COVID-19, jumped from bats to another animal before infecting humans. – Suresh V Kuchipudi

— House GOP aims for FOID fixes in light of application backlog – Jerry Nowicki

— United slashes flight schedules as virus fears mount The cutbacks start with the Chicago airline’s April schedule, but plans are beginning to take shape for a similar reduction in May. – JOHN PLETZ
— State, city get more than $20 million to fight coronavirus A deal between Congress and Trump will free funds that local health officials say they badly need to fight the outbreak. – GREG HINZ

— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Releases First TV Commercial of 2020 Election Cycle
— IL-14: Is Catalina Lauf Beginning to Surge Among Primary Voters?

— Algonquin Township Sanctioned by Court, ordered to pay Watchdogs’ Attorney fees – JOHN KRAFT


— More than 300 illegal Chinese immigrants busted on southern border – Stephen Dinan

— Virus at the border: 328 Chinese caught entering illegally – Paul Bedard
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: Biden promises illegal immigrants ‘pathway’ to citizenship after Super Tuesday victories – Andrew Mark Miller
— Spike Lee compares black Trump supporters to slaves – Andrew Mark Miller

— Denver Councilwoman: ‘If I Do Get The Coronavirus I’m Attending Every MAGA Rally I Can’

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: Joe Biden Promises Pathway to Citizenship for 11 Million Illegal Aliens – ROBERT KRAYCHIK

— Bernie Scares Even Liberal Dems – John and Andy Schlafly
— Conservatives and Libertarians Duel at CPAC – Frank Cannon (DIERSEN: What do you say to Libertarians a) who falsely claim to be conservative and/or b) who falsely claim to be Republican?)

— Chicago/Cook County Declined 1,071 ICE Detainers on Aliens, Immigration Violators in FY19 – Michael W. Chapman
— Biden Promises to Give 11 Million Illegal Aliens a Pathway to U.S. Citizenship – Susan Jones

— Conservatives who hate Trump must realize that life, family, economy depends on his 2020 win Disenchanted conservatives must realize that if Trump goes down, social conservative issues will go down with him.

— Is Bernie Sanders Running for NIMBY-in-Chief? – RICK MORAN (DIERSEN: What do you say to NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) ( ) municipal politicians who want to steer Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, LGBTQers, minorities, poor people, illegals, etc. into certain municipal districts and into certain neighborhoods, for example, into Wheaton’s West District and into my precinct?)

— Denver city councilwoman says call to spread coronavirus at Trump rallies was ‘sarcastic’ – ALICIA COHN
— Antonio Sabàto Jr: Supporting Trump got me blacklisted – JUDY KURTZ (DIERSEN: Who blacklists Trump-supporters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? By definition, blacklisters have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about the blacklisters in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. I would focus on blacklisters who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Antonio Sabàto Jr. says he’s working construction after being “blacklisted” by Hollywood for his support of President Trump. “All my representatives left me, from agents to managers to commercial agents. I literally had to move, find a new job to survive and take care of my kids,” the former Calvin Klein model said in an interview this week with Variety. “It’s been terrible. It’s mind-blowing. It’s a disgrace. It’s tough, because if you’re in that environment in Hollywood and you have something to say that they don’t like, they’re going to let you know,” Sabàto said. The 48-year-old former “Melrose Place” actor was one of a handful of entertainers to vocally support Trump’s 2016 White House bid, and spoke at that year’s Republican National Convention. “I was the first celebrity to come out and talk about the president, and he had my vote from day one,” Sabàto told the magazine. But after Trump won office, Sabàto says his job offers in the entertainment industry dried up, forcing him to pack up and move to Florida for construction work. “I go on the job at two in the morning, and I’m making sure that the job is controlled and supervised by me. I’m in the car all day, driving, going through all the sites. Five days a week, nonstop,” he explained. The one-time GOP House candidate — Sabàto lost a 2018 bid to unseat Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) — claims other pro-Trump performers are reluctant to publicly vocalize their support for the commander in chief. “I know a lot of actors who are lying about who they’re going to vote for because they don’t want the crap,” Sabàto said. “They won’t want to be talked about and fired from movie sets. This is serious.” “The reality is the power that makes movies happen in Hollywood — casting directors, producers, executive producers, directors — they’re all liberal,” said Sabàto, while also noting he’ll vote for Trump’s reelection in November. “They hate anyone or anything who supports this president.”)
— NBC exit poll shows Sanders with most support from LGBT voters – JUSTIN WISE

— A Guide to Attracting Talent in Government – JONATHAN BENETT (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Potential federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran should be advised a) that they will be gotten rid of if they fail to make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40 and b) that extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— LGBTQ voters flocked to Bernie Sanders yesterday & rejected Mike Bloomberg The senator from Vermont was by far LGBTQ voters’ preferred candidate on Super Tuesday. The billionaire? Not so much. – Alex Bollinger

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.