November 7 Evening Edition

— OUTSTANDING: Marijuana banned from Chicago public housing – AP
— Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson announces retirement – Craig Wall, Sarah Schulte and Chuck Goudie

— Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign – AP

— CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson retiring says it’s ‘time for someone else to pin these four stars to their shoulders’ “I know this city. I grew up surrounded by blue-collar families that are the lifeblood of this blue-collar town,” said Johnson, who will serve through the end of the year. – Sam Charles

— Wheaton College student evangelist and a radio host testify in First Amendment case, saying city of Chicago keeps them from spreading their messages in Millennium Park – Dan Hinkel
— Democrats set to fill Senate seat vacated by Hutchinson for pot czar post – TED SLOWIK
— Illinois House Republicans push ethics proposals in response to ongoing federal corruption probe – Dan Petrella
— Chicago teachers can bank a lot more sick days in their new contract. Why? Because they were absent much more under the old plan. – Eric Zorn

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— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.

— Illinois Republicans push for tighter ethics laws, reduced majority control over bills – Cole Lauterbach

— Republican Candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress and County Board Chairman Appearing in Huntley
— Republican Candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress and County Board Chairman Appearing in Huntley 
— Want to Control Township Government Where There Are More Than 5,000 People

— While Chicago hotels boomed, one (Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago) suffered a steep decline
— Corruption roundup
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis roundup
— Pritzker again talks about forcing lobbyists to disclose what they’re being paid

— Alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella was Biden guest at State Department banquet – Daniel Chaitin & Jerry Dunleavy (DIERSEN: I was a GS-13 Step 1-10 GAO employee 1986-1997, currently $98,198-$127,654. Technically, I was a “Band II” GAO employee 1989-1997 because in 1989, GAO merged its GS-13 and GS-14 employees into a “Band II.”)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: RealClearInvestigations named Ciaramella as the whistleblower last week. The report cites U.S. officials who said the invite to Ciaramella, “a relatively low-level GS-13 federal employee, was unusual and signaled he was politically connected inside the Obama White House.”)

— What Michelle Obama Leaves Out About ‘White Flight’

— Nancy Pelosi’s Party: Billionaires and Drag Queens The life-long pol espouses a combination of economic neoliberalism and progressive radicalism. But she also knows what wins. – JAMES P. PINKERTON

— Bernie Immigration Plan: Stop ‘Racist and Ineffective’ Wall, Freeze Deportations, Extend Entitlement Benefits to Illegal Aliens – HANNAH BLEAU

— Trump Fuels Rise Of Black Conservatives – George Rasley

— President Trump Should Declare War on the Mexican Drug Cartels – Wayne Allyn Root
— Sanders Calls for Decriminalizing Illegal Border Crossings

— White Suburban Women: Get Over Trump’s Rough Edges, America Needs Him – MARK ELLIS
— Democrats’ Huge Wins in Philly Suburbs Should Set Off GOP Alarm Bells – RICK MORAN

— CNN Frets: Trump Success Keeping Illegal Immigrants in Mexico – Brad Wilmouth

— Media Malfeasance – Gary Bauer

— Sick: Boston Hospital Staff Protest Melania Trump’s Visit – KAREN TOWNSEND

— ‘All You Americans Are Fired’ — Blacks First? – PETER KIRSANOW

— 6 Ways To Be The Ideal Worker Employers Want To Hire – Robin Ryan (DIERSEN: 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.)
— A Federal Appeals Court Rejects Evidence of Age Discrimination By U.S. Army – Patricia Barnes

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.