September 12 Evening Edition

— Documents Reveal New Details of Hastert Payments
— Report Reveals ZIP Codes With Highest and Lowest Incomes in Illinois

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin City Council directs staff to draft zoning, tax ordinances for legalized pot sales – GLORIA CASAS
— State revenue from casinos continues to drop as Illinois prepares for massive gambling expansion – Dan Petrella
— After Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz dismisses Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s invitation to visit Chicago, she repeats familiar refrain, ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’ – Gregory Pratt

— It’s time to talk about how government consolidation could benefit the south suburbs – TED SLOWIK

— DISGUSTING: Tight-knit female lawmakers behind legal marijuana have new nickname State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, admitting she’s the most foul-mouthed of the group, said she came up with the name “Cannabitches” as a counterweight to a more wholesome moniker that had been ascribed to them: “The Marijuana Moms.” – Mitch Dudek
— Cruz on Lightfoot’s call to visit Chicago to discuss gun violence: ‘The invitation as I perceive it is to a political circus.’ ‘Oh, I’d be happy to go to Chicago, said Cruz, immediately qualifying his answer. ‘But given the tone and anger in her response, I’m not sure we would see a civil or substantive conversation rather than just a political show.’ – Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman
— Chicago schools CEO Jackson keeps cool at House hearing after GOP lawmaker presses her about immigrant students “For the immigrants you invite into your sanctuary city, how many come with immigrant children, how many come with both parents, how many one parent, how many no parents?” Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis. asked CPS CEO Janice Jackson. – Lynn Sweet

— Is hope of casino jackpot a sucker bet? State’s gambling tax revenue booming, but it’s not from casinos   Gambling generated a record $1.4 billion for the state over the last year, but that’s despite a seventh straight year of declining returns from Illinois’ 10 existing casinos. Six more casinos in the pipeline could ‘exacerbate’ the problem, a state commission found. – Mitchell Armentrout

— OUTSTANDING: Long Grove village board rejects recreational marijuana sales – Bob Susnjara
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin council leans toward ‘yes’ on marijuana sales in town – Elena Ferrarin

— Record UI enrollment tops 50,000 for the first time – Julie Wurth

— Expensive campaign expected for Illinois progressive tax vote – Greg Bishop

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Carbondale community trains ICE rapid response team – Jacob Lorenz

— SIUE students still can’t smoke marijuana on campus after it’s legalized There are state laws preventing smoking and being under the influence at public colleges. – MARIA KEENA

— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: City of Highwood Plans for a Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Highwood Among the First Cities in Illinois to Express Interest in Sale of Recreational Marijuana

— Mumps Infect Illegal Aliens at McHenry County Jail 
— John Pletz Sets Up Saturday Morning Coffee for Evelyn Sanguinetti and Justin Hansen 
— IL 66th District: Allen Skillicorn and Carolyn Schofield Speak at West Dundee, Skillicorn Endorsed by Jeanne Ives, Schofield Endorsed by Don DeWitte 
— McHenry County Taxpayers Hit for Almost $21,600 for Jack Franks’ Family Health Insurance 

— Chicago Republican Party chairman: Contract agreement with AFSCME workers is ‘legalized bribery’ – Glenn Minnis

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.

— Facebook sanctions Netanyahu page over ‘hate speech’ policy – Zachary Halaschak

— Elizabeth Warren’s Indian-persecuting ancestors pile up – and she’d like you to pay the reparations – Monica Showalter

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes To Illegal Immigrants ‘On Behalf Of The United States Of America’ – JUSTIN CARUSO

— Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect – Kevin Daley

— The Democratic Party Is Fatally Attracted To Hardcore Leftism – JOSH HAMMER

— ‘Islam Hates Us’: Democrats Attack Trump for Honest Observation – RAYMOND IBRAHIM

— Chick-fil-A opening at Purdue U. irritates gay student body president, faculty. But over 3,000 petition signers see things a little differently. Restaurant is set to open on campus in fall 2020 – Dave Urbanski

— Parkland father exposes how killer was enabled by Obama’s school-leniency policies ‘The left, they don’t want to hear my story’ – Breck Dumas

— Illinois prof. helps lead effort to ‘cancel’ Sean Spicer on-campus appearance – Jon Street

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.

— Pope dismisses ideology of conservative U.S. critics – NICOLE WINFIELD

— North Carolina’s special election is great news for Trump’s reelection chances – Henry Olsen

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.