November 25 Evening Edition

— Pennsylvania judge orders halt to further vote certification – AP;-gov-wolf-appeals/8254952/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Greater Chicago Food Depository food distribution up 125% from Nov. 2019 Greater Chicago Food Depository hands out grocery boxes for Thanksgiving – Michelle Gallardo (DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out charity and/or getting charity.)

— McHenry County State’s Attorney Will Not Enforce Pritzker’s Indoor Dining Closure

— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials plea with residents to skip Thanksgiving gatherings as 11,378 new cases and 155 more deaths reported Wednesday
— Governors’ holiday menus include coronavirus stress test for the Constitution – JOHN KASS
— Biden expected to usher in an era of worker-friendly labor policies – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ (DIERSEN: Of course, these labor policies will not be friendly to workers who are Republican, and especially not friendly to those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Pritzker tells feds Illinois plans to borrow another $2 billion from coronavirus lending program – DAN PETRELLA
— Judge race flips winners: certified Cook County election results show Fallon got 502 more votes than DiFranco, who was thought to have won – JENNIFER JOHNSON
— Naperville set to adopt levy that keeps tax rate flat and could mean a small property tax cut for some – SUZANNE BAKER

— House panel investigating Madigan releases load of documents and schedules December hearing The special House investigative committee is scheduled to meet again Dec. 14, the chair of that committee said after receiving more than 100 documents from the utility company. – Rachel Hinton, Mark Brown, Robert Herguth, and Tim Novak

— 155 more COVID-19 deaths, 11,378 new cases – Marni Pyke
— DuPage County Board OKs $483.3M budget for fiscal 2021 – Scott C. Morgan

— What Durbin wants, in D.C. and Illinois On eve of a fifth term, the senator angles for a powerful committee post while nudging Mike Madigan toward the door. – A.D. QUIG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot shops are starting to resemble Apple stores. An evolving industry discovers the power of design. – JOHN PLETZ
— Hinsdale hit with Fair Housing suit over resistance to group sober home. The Department of Justice alleges that village officials adopted a ‘not in my backyard’ approach to a home that would provide ten men housing during their recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. – DENNIS RODKIN

— Madigan’s only consistent principle is him being in charge – Scott Reeder

— DuPage County surpasses 40,000 COVID-19 cases as 744 infections reported Wednesday – JOSHUA WELGE

— Pritzker responds to Illinois county ignoring orders – Kevin Bessler

— Grafton Township Assessor Primary a Rematch of 2013 General Election
— State’s Attorney Kenneally Says He Will Not Enforce Indoor Dining Rules, Questions Authority of Governor’s Executive Order
— Grafton Township Fight Set for Assessor
— Algonquin Township Republican Primary Election Contestants
— IL-14 UPDATE: Final Canvassed Vote Count, Discovery Recount & Presidential Comparison
— “The Liar’s Advantage”
— State Budget $4 Billion Short
–Dorr Township Republicans Skipping the Township Election
— Nunda Township’s Republican Candidates
— A Pie that Looks Like Trump
— McHenry County Health Department Puts Forth Arguments for Administrative Adjudication & Passes Authorization Resolution for a Second Time
— Sun King Madigan’s Power Waning


— Behold The Angry, Bitter Winners Who Defeated ‘White Supremacy’
— The Platinum Spoon Governor And His Edicts – John Kass
— Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Displays Her Hate For Israel Again

— Joe Biden Pledges to ‘Root Out Systemic Racism’ in Thanksgiving Message – HARIS ALIC (DIERSEN: Rooting out systemic racism is code for getting rid of Republicans, and especially those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— “Burn It Down” Activists in Seattle want to abolish police, prisons, and courts. – Christopher F. Rufo

— Trump Calls on Supporters to Stand Tall: ‘Don’t Be Intimidated by These People’ – JACK PHILLIPS

— Biden calls for unity in Thanksgiving address to nation (DIERSEN: Those who voted for Biden do not want unity, they want to get rid of Republicans once and for all and replace them with citizens of Mexico and of other foreign countries who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Catholic, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— From Covid-19 to racial justice, how 2020’s biggest issues influenced the Black vote. “A coalition led by people of color is now the dominant political reality in the United States,” said national pollster Henry Fernandez. – Donna Owens (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at people of color, and at everyone else, that Republicans cause all their problems.)

— When Twitter fact-checks Trump’s tweets, it polarizes Americans even more, our research finds. Fact-checking this president backfires. – Dino Christenson, Douglas Kriner and Sarah Kreps

— Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification – AP

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.