October 30 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 6,943 coronavirus cases, most since pandemic began, along with 36 deaths “We have a real problem on our hands and people’s lives hang in the balance,” Gov. Pritzker says – Will Jones and Eric Horng
— Kyle Rittenhouse extradited to Wisconsin for Kenosha protest shooting murder trial, after Illinois judge’s ruling Kenosha protest shootings occurred in wake of Jacob Blake police shooting – Diane Pathieu and John Garcia
— Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan flexes political muscle as election hits home stretch – Craig Wall

— DuPage County Election Judge Fired After Allegedly Stealing Political Signs Beverly Johnson, of Villa Park, was charged with theft and criminal damage to property, both class A misdemeanors.
(FROM THE DUPAGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE: Democrat Election Judge Beverly Johnston was arrested yesterday for stealing campaign signs erected by District 2 County Board Member Republican nominee Sean Noonan. Villa Park police arrested Johnston, who was found to be in possession of campaign signs of other Republican candidates at the time, as she was in the process of removing Noonan’s 16 square foot sign that was securely anchored in front of Midland Plumbing & Sewer 187 E. North Avenue in the Village of Villa Park. “As a police officer and current county board member who makes a point of campaigning fairly and honestly, this type of illegal behavior is shocking coming from a Judge, even if she is only a limited authority election Judge. She still takes an oath to uphold the law,” said Noonan. DuPage County Republican Chairman Jim Zay has asked candidates and volunteers to document all cases of sign theft and vandalism since September 1st. “We have a large number of Cook County Democrat political operatives and Madigan’s Chicago precinct swarming all over DuPage County practicing machine politics and we expect this from them because that’s how they were taught to campaign — illegally,” said Zay. “I am as amazed as anyone that an election Judge duly appointed by the DuPage County Clerk would resort to this kind of action while she is supposed to be an honest, fair and impartial part of the election system.” The Police Report number assigned by the Villa Park Police Department in the Johnston case is VPPC2002506.)
— Illinois COVID-19 Outbreak List Is So Secret Even Local Officials Aren’t Told Of Cases A Lincolnshire restaurant outbreak was on the secret list reported by NBC 5 on Thursday – Phil Rogers and Katy Smyser
— Trump Set to Cash in as His Washington, DC, Hotel is Sold Out for Election Night Trump properties have made over $17 million since his 2016 run for president – Brian Schwartz
— ‘People are Dying. Period:’ Pritzker Defends Restrictions on Bars and Restaurants

— Walmart to return guns, ammo to shelves after announcing their removal – Chris Williams
— President Trump to campaign in Kenosha Monday

— More than 44 percent of DuPage County voters have already cast their ballots – KIMBERLY FORNEK
— With a surge in mail-in ballot requests, here’s what to expect on election night in the suburbs – SARAH FREISHTAT
— New DuPage fairgrounds lease prohibits events — other than the fair — in which animals are used or sold – ALICIA FABBRE
— More than 3,500 Naperville electric customers owe the city nearly $3 million in back payments – SUZANNE BAKER
— Judges deny requests in McHenry, DuPage, Cook for restaurants to keep indoor service despite state order amid COVID-19 spike – ROBERT MCCOPPIN and ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS

— Trump-Biden presidential election race nears end, but America’s divide continues No matter who wins, the underlying divide between the American people that brought us to this point will remain. The factors that are driving us apart are unresolved. – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
— Don’t kid yourself: The so-called ‘Fair Tax’ will lead to a tax hike for working people like me. I am a nurse. And I am grateful that leading opponents of the tax, like Ken Griffin, are standing up for people like me. – Nicole Marszalek

— Judge tosses lawsuit alleging McSweeney-sponsored law allowing township abolition in McHenry County is unconstitutional – Sam Lounsberry
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that if you vote for Republicans, you are a racist.
— As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands – AP
— DuPage voters to pick new leadership for recorder’s office – Scott C. Morgan
— ‘We are on the precipice’: State reports nearly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more deaths – Marni Pyke
— McHenry County judge rules 37 bars, restaurants must follow Pritzker’s indoor dining ban – Katie Smith

— The business case for diversity – DANIELLE BRAFF (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government in Chicago get rid of their employees who are Republican White, male, and/or non-veteran and who they have not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. From what I see, in the Chicago commuting area, members of the following groups are underrepresented in government: those who are Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— DuPage County’s positivity rate climbs to 8.9% as 347 new infections reported, 2 deaths – JOSHUA WELGE

— Judge John Kennedy ruled in favor of Champaign County Republicans. The Champaign County Republican Committee (CCRCC) had filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, Oct 28, with several points against Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons.

— Petitions For Candidacy Available For 2021 Municipal Election Petitions for nomination are filed with the Wheaton City Clerk starting Nov. 16.


— 6,943 new cases, 36 additional deaths, 3,092 hospitalized, 673 in ICU, 7.3 percent average case positivity rate, 8.5 percent average test positivity rate
— McHenry, Cook and DuPage judges all deny TRO requests

— Amid Riots And Looting Philly City Council Votes To Ban Tear Gas And Rubber Bullets

— Chicago Mayor: ‘We Are Preparing for the Worst’ – Cortney O’Brien (DIERSEN: It seems to me that when Democrats vandalize, loot, and burn Democrat-led municipalities, Democrats are shouting that they will completely destroy Republican-led municipalities.)

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.