September 14 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,660 cases, 40 deaths
— Chicago police contract with 20% pay raise approved by city council, despite criticism – Craig Wall

— Texas abortion law focus of protests and politicians at Aurora Planned Parenthood – Roseanne Tellez

— Parents fed up with anti-mask protesters targeting Glen Ellyn elementary school students – Mike Lowe

— Homer Township votes to become a ‘sanctuary for life;’ resident calls local anti-abortion resolution ‘ridiculous’ – MICHELLE MULLINS
— Naperville ranked no. 45 on Money’s 2021 list for Best Places to Live – SUZANNE BAKER
— I grew up in a small town in Downstate Illinois. It is a place rooted in devotion to family and God. – Joni Dunker Scritchlow, Bloomington, Illinois

— Pritzker pleased with state’s flattening COVID-19 numbers — but southern Illinois ‘chugging through some pretty bad days’ New COVID-19 hospital admissions have slowed down amid Illinois’ Delta variant coronavirus surge, but hospitals are still being pushed to the limit in southern Illinois — where all ICU beds were filled Monday night. – Mitchell Armentrout

— Cronin won’t run again for DuPage County Board chairman, but ‘not going anywhere’ – Katlyn Smith
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Suburbs’ first cannabis lounge gets the thumbs-up to open in Mundelein – Russell Lissau
— Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates – PETER HANCOCK

— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Marijuana use among college-aged adults at historic high – Tajma Hall

— OUTSTANDING: Recreational Cannabis Sales Nixed By Glen Ellyn Trustees. Trustees voted to prohibit recreational cannabis sales following a moratorium ordinance that has been in effect since Nov. 2019. – Lisa Marie Farver

— DuPage Chairman Not Seeking Re-Election; Naperville ranks number 45 on a “best places to live” list.

— Rabine Comments on Blog
— Senator Dave Syverson Explains ComEd Bailout/Electric Rate Hike Vote
— The Johnsburg Parade Yields Political Messages

— Executive Order Makes Biden Regime Lone Wolf in Tyrannical Vaccine Mandates – James M. Odom

— COVID-19 roundup
— Bailey fails to make the grade with American Conservative Union

— House Democrats break Biden’s pledge not to raise taxes on individuals making less than $400K – Haris Alic

— Alaska Airlines Fires Christian Flight Attendants for Questioning Company Support of Radical ‘Equality Act’ – KATHERINE HAMILTON

— Critical Race Theory Will Destroy the Fabric of Our Military – John Venable

— Trump’s 2020 gains in rural America offset by Biden’s urban dominance – REID WILSON

— What if Republicans had a party and Trump wasn’t there? – Ben Terris
— Appeals about majority support won’t convince politicians focused on minority approval – Philip Bump
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, politicians seek the approval of those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Kinzinger calls Trump ‘one of the weakest men that I’ve ever seen’ – BRIGID KENNEDY

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.