March 9, 2024


— Chicago immigration reform advocates displeased with President Biden’s speech
— Anti-war protesters calling for Gaza cease-fire camp block roads in Loop after 24 -hour vigil – Jessica D’Onofrio
— Chicago immigration reform advocates displeased with President Biden’s speech – Craig Wall
— Is TikTok getting banned? House panel unanimously approves bill for nationwide ban. US officials have warned that China’s intelligence laws could enable Beijing to snoop on the user information TikTok collects. – CNN
— Child staying at Chicago migrant shelter diagnosed with measles
— Jewish musician Matisyahu House of Blues concert canceled due to planned pro-Palestinian protest
— To promote illegal immigration is to promote poverty and crime.

— Gaza cease-fire protesters arrested after blocking roads in Chicago Loop during rush hour
— Measles case involving migrant child highlights gaps and challenges in providing health care – Bennett Haeberle
— City aiming to contain spread of measles after case confirmed in Pilsen migrant shelter – Charlie Wojciechowski

— Chicago has spent nearly $300 million on migrant crisis response (COMMENT: The “migrant crisis” was created by and is being made worse by Democrat and RINO leaders.)
— Chicago’s 60-day migrant shelter limit set to kick in March 16 – Ellie Coatar
— 2 measles cases in 1 day in Chicago; 1 case reported in migrant shelter
— Families express concerns over Chicago measles cases
— Union boss calls for National Guard, bag checks on Chicago transit system, like in New York – Todd Feurer

— Outcry over ‘inhumane’ conditions inside Pilsen shelter after child diagnosed with measles – Julian Crews
— Chicago ranks among ‘Most Stressful Cities’ for workers nationwide. – Alonzo Small, Dana Rebik, Ray Cortopass (COMMENT: I worked for Democrats in Chicago in 1971 and then1973-1997. They caused me lots of stress. I should write a book about all the big adverse actions that they took against me.)

— Matisyahu cancels Chicago concert amid pro-Palestinian protest threats

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Measles case reported at Chicago’s largest migrant shelter – NELL SALZMAN
— President Biden says he’ll sign proposed legislation to ban TikTok if Congress passes it – AAMER MADHANI

— How Brandon Johnson’s inner circle compares to past mayors’ It’s more heavily Black, with no Asian Americans among his top political appointees. Overall, the city payroll is far different from the significantly white employee base that Mayor Richard M. Daley had when he left office in 2011, a Sun-Times analysis finds. – Lauren FitzPatrick and Justin Myers
— Measles reported at Chicago migrant shelter. Chicago health department officials said the patient has recovered and is no longer contagious. The shelter is on lockdown until residents are vaccinated, officials said. – Michael Loria
— Singer Matisyahu’s performance at House of Blues canceled amid threat of protests. Matisyahu was scheduled to perform Friday night at the House of Blues. He confirmed the cancellation in a statement shared on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. – Cindy Hernandez
— I should write a book about the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had encouraging/forcing my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take big adverse actions against me. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, all three of my GAO superiors were Jewish and two of them were women. They succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” and they gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Democrat Black subordinate.

— Far-right lawmakers in southeast Illinois face union-backed primary challenges

— Congress approves $25M boost in security grants for Milwaukee RNC, Chicago DNC – Lawrence Andrea

— Statewide election referendums beginning to take shape – Patrick M. Keck

— County militia an impossibility, Pike state’s attorney says – Ben Singson

— Now that he’s the presumptive nominee, Trump readies next campaign: who will be VP? – Danielle Kurtzleben
— To come into a country illegally and/or to stay in a country illegally is to demonstrate gross disrespect a) for the rule of law, b) for that country, and c) for its citizens.

— Democrats promote LGBTQ in Rockford.

— Proposed Illinois Measure Requires Social Media Companies to Pay News Outlets (COMMENT: As your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, I am a not-for-profit news aggregator. All the time and money needed to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning comes from me. I should write a book about my direct competitors who take adverse actions against me because they want to get rid of me and “make money” doing what I do.)

— 7 Things Migrants Should Know About Upcoming Shelter Evictions. Chicago’s 60-day shelter limits will kick in soon. Borderless answers questions on how to access community, city and state resources. – Katrina Pham

— Afternoon roundup


— What literacy crisis at Chicago Public Schools? Illinois State Rep. Buckner says he can read ‘very well.’ – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
— Bragging about Stellantis deal goes national, but cost to taxpayers still hidden

— Religious leader wants anti-violence efforts in Chicago schools – Glenn Minnis

— U.S. Rep Ramirez: Biden wrong to ‘dehumanize’ Venezuelan murderer of Georgia student by calling him an ‘illegal’ (COMMENT: To come into a country illegally and/or to stay in a country illegally is to demonstrate gross disrespect for the rule of law, for that country, and for its citizens.)

— LOW-INCOME SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS SCORE BETTER THAN PUBLIC SCHOOL PEERS – Hannah Schmid (COMMENT: I was able to take college preparatory courses in high school, get an ACT score of 24, and graduate in the upper 20% of my class notwithstanding the fact that a) neither of my parents attended college, b) my father never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars, c) he was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and d) my mother never attended high school.)
— ILLINOIS RANKS AS WORST STATE FOR LOW-INCOME EARNERS – Patrick Andriesen (COMMENT: I did not become a high-income earner in today’s dollars until I was 49 in 1997. But that all ended then when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer.” By then, I had earned three job-related master’s degrees, six job-related professional certifications, and a job-related professional license.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hope said the study based these calculations on residents with an income of $25,000 for low earners and $150,000 for high earners.)
— ILLINOIS’ POLITICAL CORRUPTION KEEPS PEOPLE DOWN – Joe Tabor (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO use of Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of Republicans is political corruption.)


— List of ‘hate groups’ sent to banks by Biden administration included top conservative organizations – Valerie Richardson (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats and to RINOs, organizations that promote the Republican Party platform are hate groups.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They included the Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Research Council, Liberty Counsel, Pacific Justice Institute, and Federation for American Immigration Reform.)
— Biden fatigue undermines Democrats’ strategy of relying on anti-Trump voters – Seth McLaughlin
— New leadership team takes over the RNC – Kerry Picket
— State of Disunion: Biden, Trump battled live in annual address laced with partisan talking points – Susan Ferrechio and Mallory Wilson
— Psychiatrist sees signs Biden was medicated for State of the Union performance – Jeff Mordock

— Trump should have given the State of the Union rebuttal – Jeremiah Poff
— Up to $9 million in lost tax revenue estimated from Illinois’ gun ban – Peter Cordi
— Senate vote to avoid government shutdown turns into standoff over illegal immigration – David Sivak
— Schumer defends Biden’s use of ‘illegals’ term during State of the Union – Jenny Goldsberry
— Biden’s gift to Hamas – Ian Haworth

— House Republicans demand Biden ‘terminate’ flights that have let 320K migrants avoid border – Steven Nelson
— Migrant charged with Laken Riley’s murder easily entered US despite links to bloodthirsty gang – Jennie Taer

— Big Bucks For Illegal Aliens, Short Shrift For American Veterans – John Grimaldi

— Lara Trump Elected Co-Chair of RNC. State of the Union: The former president’s daughter-in-law will probably be an asset in fundraising for the Trump campaign. – Anastasia Kaliabakos

— California to help ‘undocumented immigrants’ purchase homes? – Eric Utter

— ‘New Dawn Here at the RNC’: Newly Elected Chair Michael Whatley, Co-Chair Lara Trump Detail Plan to ‘Win in November’ – MATTHEW BOYLE
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use their illegals to destroy America.
— Woke Lancet Decries ‘Racial Inequities’ in Murders of Black Women – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. (COMMENT: What are the demographics of those who murder Black women?)

— RNC Members Elect Michael Whatley, Trump Allies For Leadership Roles – REAGAN REESE
— DCNF Reporter Reveals China’s ‘Endgame’ As Migrants Flood US – HAROLD HUTCHISON

— ‘Biden Didn’t Just Create This Border Crisis, He Invited It’: GOP Senator Hits Back at Biden’s State of the Union – Noah Slayter
— The Right to Vote Is a Privilege Reserved for Citizens, Not for Illegal Immigrants – Armstrong Williams
— How ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Are Costing American Lives – Simon Hankinson

— Democrats Upset Biden Used Term ‘Illegal’ When Asking How Many Americans Have Been Killed By Illegal Aliens – Leif Le Mahieu
— ‘Pathetic’: Laken Riley’s Mom Blasts Biden For Not Even Getting Her Name Right
— Illegal Immigrant Charged With Laken Riley’s Murder Is ‘Active’ Gang Member. Ibarra was released into the country and told to meet with ICE agents more than two years after he illegally entered the U.S. – Zach Jewell

— Trump-Backed Leaders Take Helm at RNC After McDaniel Exits. Michael Whatley and Lara Trump are taking the reins of the national party with the intention of invigorating its effort to reelect Trump. – Lawrence Wilson
— Trump Posts $91 Million Bond in Defamation Case. The former president is appealing the award. – Zachary Stieber
— RNC Votes to Recognize Trump as the Presumptive 2024 Nominee – Jack Phillips

— Illegal Immigration Isn’t Funny. Neither is MSNBC.
— Open-Borders Apologists Blame Everything but Open Borders – Pawel Styrna

— Union boss calls for National Guard rollout on Chicago’s transit system. The call comes two days after New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the National Guard is being deployed to New York City to combat crime. – Michael Dorgan
— House Republicans call for Biden to ‘immediately terminate’ program that flew 320K migrants into US cities. ‘These secretive flights have compounded the effects of the already historic crisis at the Southern Border,’ Rep Fry said. – Sarah Rumpf-Whitten
— Sen. Katie Britt: Biden’s border policies have become a ‘magnet’ for illegal immigration
— What kind of future does Nikki Haley have in a Donald Trump dominated Republican Party? Nikki Haley’s campaign is over, but she vows that going forward ‘I will not stop using my voice for the things I believe in’ – Paul Steinhauser
— Party takeover: Trump installs top ally and daughter-in-law to steer Republican National Committee. RNC member tells Fox News ‘Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee and this is the party of Trump’ – Paul Steinhauser

— Bummed in Brunswick: When Illegals Slide Into the Shiny New $13M Apartments Your Name Was Already On – BEEGE WELBORN

— Judicial Watch Files Judicial Misconduct Complaint against Three Illinois Federal Judges for Ordering Woke Discriminatory Preferences

— Overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants are not vetted and still let in – Brian Armstrong

— Denver Officials Are at Their Breaking Point With the Influx of Illegal Immigrants – Sarah Arnold

— Now that sanctuary city Denver is housing fewer illegal immigrants in shelters, the local government is looking to private property owners to rent out to the migrants. – Connor Cavanaugh

— Wokeness Is Destroying America – VITALIY KATSENELSON


— Trump’s takeover of Republican National Committee is official as McDaniel steps down – Alayna Treene, Daniel Strauss and Aaron Pellish

— Democrat and RINO leaders crow that “U.S. judge rejects GOP lawsuit that tried to stop Biden from paroling in migrants.”

— RNC votes to install Donald Trump’s handpicked chair as former president tightens control of party. – STEVE PEOPLES and MICHELLE L. PRICE

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly give women more and more and more preference over men, and especially over men who are conservative, White, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.

— The ‘Gender Pay Gap’ Is a Myth That Won’t Go Away. The difference in wages is the natural consequence of choices that men and women freely make. – Phil Gramm and John Early (COMMENT: All the women who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrat AA/DEI hires a) who had less job-related work experience than I had, b) who had less job-related education than I had, c) who had no job-related professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no job-related professional license like the one I had.)

— A judge issued a new order that has allowed four candidates in Catoosa County to re-qualify for the May 21 ballot through the election commission. This is in response to the Catoosa County GOP continuing to deny those candidates a spot on the republican primary ballot. “If you want people to continue believing in the ability of the Republican party, then you have to make sure that they are voting in a way that’s consistent with our platform,” said Georgia Republican Assembly President Nathaniel Darnell. (COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. The RNC and Republican state, county, township, and ward party organizations should stop candidates from running as Republicans if they reject planks in the Republican Party platform. Far too many candidates who have run as Republicans on ballots in my precinct reject far too many planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject 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.)

— Reparations Would Cost Trillions and Are Unconstitutional. Most forms of reparations would violate the Constitution as currently interpreted by the Supreme Court. – Hans Bader (COMMENT: Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI are reparations. How much reparations have you paid? My critics/opponents have used AA and DEI to make me pay reparations big time. My Democrat superiors in the federal government used AA and DEI to waste my career and to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. All my coworkers who they promoted over me were AA/DEI hires a) who had less job-related work experience than I had, b) who had less job-related education than I had, c) who had no job-related professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no job-related professional license like the one I had.)

— JULY 18, 2016 FLASHBACK: The Republican National Committee released its final party platform Monday afternoon. The platform is not binding on either presumptive nominee Donald Trump or other candidates, but it indicates the current mainstream of the party’s thinking on various issues. – WILL DRABOLD (COMMENT: The more planks in the Republican Party platform that my critics/opponents reject, the harder that they work against me. Most commonly, they reject 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.)

— Democrat and RINO leaders crow that “Program that allows 30,000 migrants from 4 countries into the U.S. each month upheld by judge.”

— 30+ Arrested in Chicago Protest Demanding Gaza Cease-Fire – JESSICA CORBETT

— GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters fill a tremendous void in Illinois because the following ever-increasingly fail/refuse to report/share news that shows that conservatism is the way to go: a) the mainstream news media, b) the Illinois Republican Party, c) Republican county party organizations, and d) Republican township/ward party organizations..

— Political Participation; How and Why Do People Get Involved in Politics? – Lester W. Milbrath (COMMENT: Far far far too many get involved in Republican Party politics to get the party to give those who share their demographics more preference. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to those who are liberal/moderate, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time is to discriminate against those who are conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)

— Where migrants go AFTER they cross the border: 21,000 Chinese nationals rushed to New York while others flocked to DC, L.A. and Chicago on buses from Texas. Texas migrant program has bused most border crossers to New York City, sending 38,900 since 2022. Separately, 52,700 Chinese migrants entered country in last year. – MARYANN MARTINEZ

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.