November 15 Evening Edition

— Illinois Lawmakers OK Greater Lobbyist Disclosure Over GOP Complaints – John O’Connor
— Pot Luck: City of Chicago Holds Lottery For Dispensary Sites Medical dispensaries have been given the opportunity to locate a secondary site within their state district – Phil Rogers–City-Holds-Lottery-For-Dispensary-Sites-564996882.html

— Pot lottery winners chosen — and downtown tops their choices for weed shops Cresco Labs and PharmaCann were among the pot companies able to choose the most lucrative locations to sell cannabis when recreational pot becomes legal next year. – Mitch Dudek
— Here are some of the contenders to replace Illinois Senate President John Cullerton Kimberly Lightford, Heather Steans, Tony Munoz and others are among the candidates. – Rich Miller

— To pay for new union contracts, Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools relying on duct tape — and risky assumptions about the future – HAL DARDICK and HANNAH LEONE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs promote illegal immigration.
— Northwestern University, the cancel culture and ‘Whatsoever things are true’ – JOHN KASS

— Senators Link and Holmes say they were surprised by Cullerton’s retirement announcement – Russell Lissau
— Aurora group aims to turn Buffalo Wild Wings incident into ‘teachable moment’ – Marie Wilson

— Who won and lost in city’s weed lottery PharmaCann won big, while GTI got shut of out downtown in a lottery with the jackpot of a lifetime for the marijuana industry. – JOHN PLETZ

— Murphysboro mayor enters race for state rep in 115th District – ISAAC SMITH

— Jeanne Ives Paints Unflattering Picture of John Cullerton’s Career 
— McConchie Slams Democrats Efforts at Ethics 
— Rachael Lawrence Resigns as Algonquin Township Trustee 
— Headless Duck Day at the Courthouse
— State GOP’s Take on First Week on Trump Impeachment Hearings 
— DeWitte Trashes Dem Ethics Work


— Republicans object to ethics commission

— Demands for tampons in men’s restrooms raises lunacy to new heights

— Salvation Army answers critics after singer threatens to cancel performance unless Christian group bows to LGBTQ demands – Sarah Taylor

— Ann Coulter Opposes Impeachment But Explains Why She Said: ‘Trump Must Go’ – Craig Bannister
— Pope: “When I Hear Some Speech, Some Person in Charge of the Order or Government, I am Reminded of Hitler’s Speeches…Today’ – Michael W. Chapman

— Journalists Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s ‘Baby Body Parts’ Trade Found Guilty – Phelim McAleer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Peter Breen, a lawyer for Mr. Daleiden, said the judgement is a direct threat to undercover journalism in California and across the country. “Undercover Journalism now comes with a $2 million price tag,” he said. Mr. Breen blamed Judge William Orrick’s directions to the jury for the verdict. “The judge should have told them that Mr. Daleiden’s filming was protected by the First Amendment. Instead, he told them the First Amendment is no defense, which is outrageous and not the law. When you have a series of unfair rulings, you can’t expect a fair verdict,” Breen said.)

— Thomas More Society Will Fight Multimillion Dollar RICO Judgment in David Daleiden’s Baby Body Parts Exposé Trial
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: “This lawsuit is payback for David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthood’s dirty business of buying and selling fetal parts and organs,” declared lead Thomas More Society defense attorney Peter Breen. “We intend to seek vindication for David on appeal. His investigation into criminal activity by America’s largest abortion provider utilized standard investigative journalism techniques, those applied regularly by news outlets across the country.” “David’s findings revealed practices so abhorrent that the United States Congress issued criminal referrals for Planned Parenthood, and numerous states and elected officials have moved to strip it of funding,” continued Breen. “Rather than face up to its heinous doings, Planned Parenthood chose to persecute the person who exposed it. I am fully confident that when this case has run its course, justice will prevail, and David will be vindicated.”)

— Pro-Life Investigators Found Guilty in Lawsuit After Filming Planned Parenthood Execs Discussing Sale of Fetal Body Parts – ZACHARY EVANS
— Elite Law Schools Shortchange Students by Veering Left – ELI NACHMANY & JACOB RICHARDS
— Twitter Rolls Out Ban on Political Ads Covering Candidates, Elections and Legislation – ZACHARY EVANS
— Google Changes Algorithms Under Pressure From Business, Government – MAIREAD MCARDLE

— Google Manipulates Search Results to Control Outcomes – RICK MORAN
— Trump Jacks Up Price Tag for Keeping U.S. Troops in Korea by 400% – RICK MORAN
— ‘Slave Wages’: Union Leader Says SPLC Retaliates Against Unionizing Employees – TYLER O’NEIL

— Jury rules against Daleiden, pro-lifers who exposed Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts – Lianne Laurence

— What Ads Are Political? Twitter Struggles With a Definition Twitter has said it will ban all political ads. But what is or isn’t a political message is often in the eye of the beholder. – Kate Conger
— Bloomberg Will Spend $100 Million on Anti-Trump Online Ad Blitz Ahead of a possible 2020 bid of his own, the billionaire and former mayor of New York City is dipping into his fortune to target President Trump with digital ads. – Shane Goldmacher

— How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see – Kirsten Grind, Sam Schechner, Robert McMillan and John West
— Candidates, Voters Raise Questions About Pete Buttigieg’s Experience The 37-year-old South Bend mayor says Americans want president with ‘new perspective’ – Ken Thomas
— Political Ads Are Flourishing Online. Few Agree How to Regulate Them. Tech companies and states redraw rules as vacancies and disagreement paralyze FEC – Emily Glazer and Patience Haggin

— Here Are 5 Movies Disney Plus Put ‘Cultural’ Warnings On – Lisette Voytko
— How Getting Sued For Workplace Discrimination Can Lead To More Diverse Teams – Elana Lyn Gross (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors can stress Diersen v. GAO to help them a) hire and retain young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)

— OUTSTANDING: Detroit bans recreational marijuana sales, joining 79% of Michigan municipalities – Steve Neavling

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.