November 25 Evening Edition


— Illinois Surpasses Delta Variant Surge Before the Holidays – Leslie Hurtado

— Chicagoans must have a voice in ward remap process. Starting last June, Change Illinois created an open, transparent, and resident-driven process to produce a new ward map. This people-centered remap process contrasts with the official process we have seen thus far from City Council. – Helene D. Gayle
— City hits vaccination rate goal of 77% for residents 12 or older. The city reached that goal a month early, but many neighborhoods on the South and West sides still lag behind. – Mitchell Armentrout

— Second-chance hiring gains momentum in Illinois but barriers remain – JADE YAN
(COMMENT: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)

— Some Illinois House Republicans propose $200-400 tax credit – Jakob Emerson

— If critical race theory can creep into the classrooms of Missouri, it’s likely in yours – Carrie Sheffield

— The Rejection of Communism on Thanksgiving Day – Carole Hornsby Haynes

— Losing Confidence in the Pillars of Our Civilization. Conservatives now have lost their former traditional confidence in many of the pillars of our civilization. And with good reason. – Victor Davis Hanson

— In The Name of ‘Diversity’: Norwegian Pro-LGBT Postal Service Ad Features Santa Claus Kissing a Man – OLIVIA CAVALLARO

— California Sued Over Law Forcing Appointment of Minorities and LGBT to Corporate Boards – MATTHEW VADUM
— Retailers Under Pressure as ‘Organized Looting’ Eats Into Profits – ANDREW MORAN

— Marjorie Taylor Greene lays out demands for GOP House speaker vote if Republicans retake majority in 2022 – Melanie Zanona and Chandelis Duster,
— AUGUST 16, 2021 FLASHBACK: The Census shows the GOP base is shrinking fast. – Justin Gest
(COMMENT: Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO Republican Party leaders say the party should look like the voters and use that to get rid of those who are White, male, older, married, conservative, patriotic, Trump-supporters, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.)

— G.O.P. Cements Hold on Legislatures in Battleground States – Nick Corasaniti
— Where Should You Live? – Gus Wezerek and Yaryna Serkez
(COMMENT: My wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and we had one built in Wheaton in 1984. Tragically, as Democrats have moved in, Wheaton is far less religious, conservative, and Republican today.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Picking a place to live is one of life’s most consequential decisions. As the urban studies theorist Richard Florida wrote, the place we choose to live “can determine the income we earn, the people we meet, the friends we make, the partners we choose and the options available to our children and families.” To make that decision easier, we created a quiz using data for almost 17,000 places across more than 30 metrics. shared housing prices with us; Yelp contributed tallies of restaurants, music venues and gay bars; and AccuWeather helped us collect statistics on temperature, sunshine and snowfall, to name just a few of our sources.)
— How Liberals Can Be Happier – Brad Wilcox, Hal Boyd and Wendy Wang
(COMMENT: In Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, everyone should expect liberals and moderates to be happier because of their success in destroying conservatives.)

— Biden’s Covid Death Milestone. More Americans have died of the virus in 2021 than in all of 2020. – Editorial
— Democrats Have a Waukesha Problem. The massacre at a Christmas parade reveals the dangers of their crime policies. – Kimberley A. Strassel

— Indigenous people face challenges to keeping culture alive – Alice Daniel
(COMMENT: The indigenous voters in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton were Republicans.)

— Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Kevin McCarthy Doesn’t Have ‘Full Support to be Speaker’ – DANIEL VILLARREAL

— Smash & Grab Wave Reaches Cannabis Dispensaries – Damir Mujezinovic

— West Virginia textbook battle shows how GOP turned its image from ‘blue blood to blue collar’ – Kyle Vass

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.