November 20 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19 Update: Tier 3 mitigations from Gov. Pritzker take effect; IL reports 13,012 new coronavirus cases, 126 deaths Illinois coronavirus restrictions include closing casinos, banquet halls – Jessica D’Onofrio, Stacey Baca
— Kyle Rittenhouse, Antioch teen charged with murder in deadly Kenosha protest shootings, released after paying $2M bond$2m-bond/8127291/
— Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19, spokesperson confirms

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump Tries to Leverage Power of Office to Subvert Biden Win.”

— The governor born with a platinum spoon, and the restaurateurs losing everything – JOHN KASS
— Embattled House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’ll be a candidate for reelection in January, claiming ‘significant support’ – RAY LONG and RICK PEARSON
— Amid growing criticism, area lawmakers remain supportive or mum about Madigan as speaker – TED SLOWIK
— Will County budget includes sheriff body cameras, diversity director – ALICIA FABBRE

— 6,111 people hospitalized around the state with COVID-19, 1,196 patients in intensive care units and 604 patients on ventilators.
— Coronavirus vaccines will face a deep distrust in the Black community Chicago hospitals struggle to recruit people of color, hit disproportionately hard by COVID, for vaccine research. ‘It will be a double tragedy if African Americans refuse to take the vaccine,’ one expert says. – Brett Chase

— COVID-19 relief for DuPage restaurants comes with new strings attached – Katlyn Smith

— Madigan says he will run again for Illinois House speaker – Doug Finke

— No ‘common,’ ‘normal’ in indictment – Rich Miller

— Berwyn Diversity Commission losing patience with police chief Commissioners press Cimaglia for more details on specific department policies – Catey Sullivan

— Madigan refuses to drop out of the race for House Speaker
— 13,012 new confirmed and probable cases, 126 additional deaths, 6,111 hospitalized, 1,196 in the ICU, 11.5 percent case positivity rate, 13.4 percent test positivity rate

— GOP realized ‘if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ as they pivot to Dem tactic of ballot harvesting – Seth McLaughlin

— House Republicans stand by Trump through difficult election legal battles – Kerry Picket

— Chicago Nears 700 Homicides In 2020
— Of Course California’s Vaccine Plan Will Prioritize Blacks And Latinos

— Liz Cheney Wants To Lead The GOP — Right Back To Its Bush/Cheney Past In every one of the four years Cheney’s been in Congress, the party has become less and less the party of the neoconservatives, and more and more the party of the populists. – Christopher Bedford

— YouTube deletes LifeSite video, shuts down channel for one week – Michael Haynes

— More conservatives break with Trump over election claims – JONATHAN EASLEY

— AUGUST 31, 2016 FLASHBACK: U.S. housing market turnover to improve over coming year (DIERSEN: How many homes in your precinct have sold during the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years? The more homes that have been sold, the more opportunity for hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters to hypocritically move in to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating hypocritical home buyers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump allies are among the frequent purveyors of election misinformation.”

— Georgia secretary of state certifies results, including Biden as the winner of presidential vote – John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz and Michelle Ye Hee Lee

— Kamala Harris has said she agrees with decriminalizing sex work – Adrienne Dunn

— Some Republicans Call for Trump to Back Up Claims of Fraud Rep. Liz Cheney says any ‘genuine evidence’ that could change the election outcome needs to be disclosed immediately – Lindsay Wise

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.