November 9 Evening Edition

— ‘Baby Trump’ balloon slashed at appearance outside Alabama-LSU game A man charged the balloon with a knife and cut an 8-foot-long gash in the back, the group that owns the balloon said. – AP

— Activists Criticize Hiring of Chicago Police Interim Superintendent Black Lives Matter of Los Angeles sent Chicago residents a “warning letter” about Charlie Beck – Chris Hush

— A Look At Chicago’s Interim Top Cop: Charlie Beck – Dana Kozlov

— GI Bill opened doors to college for many vets, but politicians created a separate one for blacks – AP

— Activist warns of ‘strong protests’ over city’s pick for interim top cop as officials tour police districts On Saturday, former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Supt. Eddie Johnson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot toured police districts to help Beck familiarize himself with the city. – Jake Wittich

— Public safety pension investment returns are missing targets — by nearly $1 billion – Jake Griffin

— $100K+ pensioners increasing quickly – David Giuliani
— Three cheers for refugee reduction – Michelle Malkin

— Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds – PATTI NEIGHMOND

— Numerous lawsuits filed against Mark Curran in Lake County; Special Prosecutor to be Named in Mark Curran Battery Case

— Democrats demand pay for illegals caught in MS ICE raids; many worked with Americans’ stolen ID
— Sanctuary state governor fails to attend funeral for deputy killed by illegal alien
— Black voters rally behind Trump
— More young Muslim women elected to local and state offices

— The Nazism of Democrat Gun Control – Rich Logis and Scott Newmark

— CNN Reporters Blame Trump For the Death of Elijah Cummings – Bronson Stocking

— The appalling discrimination against America’s young conservatives – DOUGLAS MACKINNON

— A library wanted a New York Times subscription. Officials refused, citing Trump and ‘fake news.’ – Antonia Noori Farzan (DIERSEN: If you were me, what would you do encourage Republican Party leaders in Illinois to encourage Republicans in Illinois to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news. But when their request came before the Citrus County commission last month, local officials literally laughed out loud. One commissioner, Scott Carnahan, declared the paper to be “fake news.” “I agree with President Trump,” he said. “I will not be voting for this. I don’t want the New York Times in this county.” In a move that is generating intense online backlash, all five members of the commission agreed to reject the library’s request. The discussion took place Oct. 24, the same day the Trump administration announced plans to cancel federal agencies’ subscriptions to the Times and The Washington Post. While there’s no apparent connection — the Citrus County meeting began several hours before the Wall Street Journal broke the news of the new edict — the controversy unfolding in central Florida highlights how politicians nationwide are parroting the president’s disparaging rhetoric about the media.)

— Children’s author Robin Stevenson rips (Wheaton) school district for bowing to homophobic parent At least one student has already changed their mind about coming out due to Stevenson’s cancelled visit, according to the author. – Juwan J. Holmes

— FOR SALE: OFFICE BUILDING: 520 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $425,000

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.