October 18 Evening Edition

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: President Trump, local allies partially to blame for Illinois COVID-19 spike, Gov. Pritzker says – AP
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 4,245 new coronavirus cases, with 22 deaths DeKalb, Kane, McHenry and Will counties among 34 at Illinois’ COVID-19 warning level – Eric Horng
— Illinois US House candidates Sean Casten, Jeanne Ives, Bill Redpath discuss issues
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.

— Black Officers Break From Unions Over Trump Endorsements All 44 state Fraternal Orders of Police chapters that cast a ballot voted for Trump – Claudia Lauer
— Policy Vs. Personality: Undecideds Torn as Election Nears While polls show there are far fewer on-the-fence voters this year than the unusually high number in 2016, the Trump and Biden campaigns each believes it still can win over numbers that matter – Jill Colvin and Aamer Madhani

— Gov. Pritzker Says President Trump Is ‘Modeling Bad Behavior’ When It Comes To COVID-19

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Gov. J.B. Pritzker blames President Trump and his allies for coronavirus spike in Illinois – DAN PETRELLA
— Steelworker union shines Biden, Harris ‘bat light’ on Chicago’s Trump Tower – KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot considering $94 million property tax increase, more than 300 city worker layoffs and gas tax hike, as part of plan to close $1.2 billion budget gap – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE

— Gov. J.B. Pritzker: President Trump ‘made it nearly impossible’ for Illinois, other states to reopen Trump, in a Saturday rally in Janesville, Wisconsin, said “Illinois could use a new governor.” – Lynn Sweet
— Lightfoot to unveil plan to ‘fix it ourselves,’ erase $1.2 billion shortfall without federal help Eventually, Chicago is almost certain to get more federal stimulus funds to replace at least some of the revenue lost due to the pandemic. But it won’t come soon enough to spare the mayor from outlining a painful spending plan. – Fran Spielman
— ‘Freedom, faith and family’ vs. ‘proven track record’ are competing pitches in battle to succeed Jim Oberweis State Rep. Karina Villa and Republican Jeanette Ward have sought to cast each other as being out of touch with the Illinois Senate district, which includes all or parts of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Naperville, Oswego, Plano, West Chicago and Yorkville. – Rachel Hinton
— How County Commissioner Bridget Degnen whipped through the revolving door to potential riches Degnen should resign from the Cook County board or quit working as a paid consultant — and possible owner — in the recreational pot business. – Editorial

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters exhort women to vote for change at US rallies. “Change” is code for getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Suburbs to ramp up early voting starting Monday – Lauren Rohr

— Another New Sign Against Jack Franks’ Re-Election
— IL-06: Sean Casten Playing Cowardly Lion for Halloween, Rejects WTTW Debate on Tuesday

— Social media backlash resurrected over Biden’s transition team’s ties to Facebook and Twitter A former Facebook exec will oversee enforcement of the Biden campaign’s ethics plan – Evie Fordham, Yael Halon

— Chicago: Man, 18, accused of molesting cousin, 7, during online class in front of teacher and first-grade students What is wrong with people – Paul Sacca

— Biden’s Going Back Into Hiding. Here’s for How Long. – Beth Baumann
— Even More Proof of the Final Debate Moderator’s Anti-Trump Nature Have Surfaced – Beth Baumann
— The Party of Enduring Racism, Bias, and Prejudice – Jeff Davidson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From 93% to 96% of American media is controlled by leftists, considering book and magazine publishing, major newspapers, Internet tech giants, television, etc. The Left dominates in our schools, Hollywood, and popular culture.)
— Trump Is on His Way to Victory — Because of the Trump Miracle Economy – Wayne Allyn Root

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois governor blames Trump’s allies for state’s wrong direction on coronavirus – JOSEPH CHOI
— RNC chairwoman: Republicans should realize distancing themselves from Trump ‘is hurting themselves in the long run’ – JUSTINE COLEMAN

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois gov says Trump partly to blame for COVID-19 spike
— Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. How soon will my critics/opponents succeed in blocking you from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— Facebook’s long and halting fight against misinformation (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, better yet, I should sue them.)

— Few masks and no social distancing at church service Trump attended – Alison Main and Kevin Liptak
— Trump tries to recreate 2016 atmosphere in final push to Election Day – Kevin Liptak
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Amy Coney Barrett showed she’s ready to be part of Trump’s post-truth strategy.”

— Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks Twitter has blocked a post from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of coronavirus – CATHY BUSSEWITZ (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. How soon will my critics/opponents succeed in blocking you from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)

— Why Trump vs. Biden is a lot like 2016 — and why it’s not Four years ago, his campaign was left for dead. Could the president win again? – Alex Seitz-Wald

— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump Runs the Kind of Campaign He Likes, but Not the One He Might Need.”
— Facebook Cracks Down – Charlotte Cowles (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. How soon will my critics/opponents succeed in blocking you from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)

— Government kept to sidelines as Google got big. Now it has chance to rein company back in. – Rachel Lerman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, better yet, I should sue them.)

— The Beach Boys, tony Lido Isle, $150,000 tickets: A peek inside Trump’s Orange County fundraiser – SEEMA MEHTA

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “GOP senators try to further distance themselves from Trump, but it may be too late to save their majority.” Who distances themselves from you, that is, who blames you for their problems. I should write a book about those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.

— Facebook’s new tool to stop fake news is a game changer—if the company would only use it – JOHN ROBERTS (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, better yet, I should sue them.)

— The ‘Good Censors’ – Niall Ferguson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to censor me and to censor my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Google, Facebook, all the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. Previously, they wanted the following to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)

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.