December 3 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 10,959 cases, 192 coronavirus deaths Northwestern devotes more beds to ICU – Jesse Kirsch
— Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing among first acts amid COVID-19 pandemic “On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask – not forever, just 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction” in the virus, Joe Biden said. – AP

— Would You Be Willing to Get a Covid Vaccine in Exchange for a $1,500 Stimulus Check? How One Bold Proposal Would Work – Lorie Konish

— Kinzinger says to President Trump in tweet: ‘Time to delete your account’
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Wheaton is one of the best small cities in America to live in
(FROM THE ARTICLE: #17 WHEATON, ILLINOIS | Wheaton is a city in Illinois with a population of 52,914, making it the 27th largest city in the state. Located 25 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton ranks 91st in the safety category and 17th overall.)
— Illinois’ COVID-19 death toll in the last seven days is highest in nation at 957 – JAMIE MUNKS

— Illinois enters deadliest stretch of coronavirus pandemic so far: 192 more fatalities More than 3,000 Illinois deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus in the last month alone, almost double the state’s death toll over the entire summer. – Mitchell Armentrout
— In Illinois, bigger employers grabbed most of the PPP COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program loans In Illinois, 12% of the businesses and nonprofits getting federal Paycheck Protection Program COVID-19 emergency relief loans gobbled up 74% of the cash. – Caroline Hurley and Lynn Sweet

— COVID-19 has now killed one in every 1,000 Illinois residents – Jake Griffin
— Czernek steps down as Bloomingdale Twp. roads chief after months of scandal – Marni Pyke
— Northbrook-area hotel under scrutiny after super-spreader wedding – Mary Chappell

— Challengers defeat incumbent Democratic Joliet Township elected officials Caucus winners will be on ballot for April 6 election – ALEX ORTIZ

— City Council ballot order is now set for 2021 Consolidated Election

— Republicans Will Field Slate Of Joliet Township Candidates On Tuesday night, Dan Vera and his team of long-time Joliet Township Democrat officeholders were ousted from office. – John Ferak

— Slammed for criticizing Trump, Kinzinger pivots to attacking Pritzker
— 10,959 new confirmed and probable cases; 5,653 hospitalized; 1,170 in the ICU; 10.4 percent case positivity rate; 12.3 percent test positivity rate
— Explaining Illinois’ political shift with Dick Durbin’s county maps

— DOJ says Facebook gave preference to foreigners over American workers – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. The Those Democrats give preference to their employees who are Democrat, and especially to those who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)

— Tulsi Gabbard urges Trump not to ‘back down’ against Big Tech President Trump has called federal protections for technology platforms ‘corporate welfare’ – Michael Ruiz

— Garcetti: Los Angeles Residents Ordered To ‘Remain In Their Homes’
— Louisville, Ky., Mayor Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis

— Without Clear Mandate, Biden Should Embrace Moderate, Practical Solutions – Peter Morici

— Biden asked Fauci to serve as chief medical adviser – JULIA MANCHESTER

— Biden says he will ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days he’s in office – Dan Merica
— Google unlawfully fired worker organizers, federal agency alleges – Sara Ashley O’Brien (DIERSEN: When I turned 40 in 1988, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Rather than help the lawsuit succeed, virtually all the members of the class in GAO’s Chicago office “cut deals” with my GAO superiors. Those deals included helping my GAO superiors a) get rid of my mentor, b) keep me off audits of IRS, c) give me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, d) always rank me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, e) not promote me beyond GS-13, and f) force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s false fraud claims could threaten GOP hopes in Georgia Senate races” and asks “Will he repeat claims he made in a 46-minute video at a Saturday campaign rally?”

— House Democrats pick openly gay lawmaker to lead campaign arm – AP

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Wisconsin’s Top Court Rejects Trump Lawsuit as His Election Push Fades.”

— City of Grand Rapids strengthens LGBTQ+ equality score (DIERSEN: What will the religious, government, political, and financial leaders of your municipality do to strengthen your municipality’s LGBTQ+ equality score? Will they do even more to drive out of your municipality those individuals (like me), organizations, and companies that do not promote LGBTQ+? Those religious, government, political, and financial leaders of Wheaton who promote LGBTQ+ in Wheaton have always focused on destroying me. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)

— Republican and Democratic Judges Have Turned on Trump—and Not Just When it Comes to the Election – STEVE FRIESS

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.