September 18 Evening Edition

— Mayor Lori Lightfoot gets pushback on proposal to regulate Chicago’s marijuana dispensary locations – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything around it.)
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduces zoning ordinance to regulate Chicago marijuana sales – Michelle Gallardo and Craig Wall (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything around it.)
— Wheaton College students sue Chicago, arguing Millennium Park rules violate free speech

— Itasca residents protest possible opening of drug rehab center

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Waubonsee Community College. Trump-haters complain that they were not notified.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Waubonsee students who are part of the national group Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan — MEChA — said they were disappointed to not have notice of the visit because they said it silenced them. The group works to spread awareness of immigrant rights, help connect students who are underrepresented minorities and help first-generation students navigate higher education, group leaders said. While touring Jefferson High School in Rockford Monday, dozens of protestors, many wearing red T-shirts, carried signs and gathered outside the school to greet DeVos, according to the Rockford Register Star. “Waubonsee tends to show this image that we have a very diverse student population, but we had someone from the Trump administration who has attacked our communities here,” said Giselle Gonzalez, Waubonsee sophomore and president of the MEChA group at the school. . .“At a place like our college where there is a large population of Latinx students, that’s something the school should have thought twice about before letting her come on campus,” Rodriguez said. “It just doesn’t feel safe to be surprised like that.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise past, present, and future stoners.
— Niles plan commission recommends creating districts for recreational marijuana sales – JENNIFER JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything around it.)
— Illinois Gaming Board chair Don Tracy who resigned in June engaged in prohibited political activity while in charge of body that regulates gambling, watchdog finds – Dan Petrella
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Wednesday, Tracy, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in the 2010 GOP primary, called the report “baseless speculation” and said that he believes it was politically motivated. But he declined to say who he thinks was responsible, other than that he doesn’t believe the governor’s office “had anything to do with it.” “I’m not going to engage in that myself,” he said.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— State lawmakers press case for monthly cap on insulin costs – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. The high cost of insulin is one reason why he and his father had less money.)
— Wheaton College students sue city, say rights to free speech, religious liberty were violated by guards booting them from Millennium Park, restricting access – Javonte Anderson
— Principal accused of sexual misconduct was hired by Matteson school district without background and reference checks, records show – ZAK KOESKE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot to headline LGBTQ Victory Fund fundraiser with Chasten Buttigieg in Chicago this weekend
— Embattled Palatine high school district considers granting unrestricted locker room access for transgender students – Angie Leventis Lourgos

— Banning pot shops from downtown ensures Loop remains ‘family friendly,’ Lightfoot says The mayor also wants to ensure the shops are evenly distributed throughout the city. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it brings down everything around it.)
— Chicago cops could potentially have access to thousands of new cameras — on residents’ front doors Police are starting a pilot program with doorbell camera company Ring, which could aid in solving crime but which raises privacy fears. – David Struett
— High-powered lobbyist has stake in weed dispensary — and he’s looking to open more – Tom Schuba
— Ex-Gaming Board chief accused of donating illegal campaign cash — allegations he calls ‘a political hit job’ Don Tracy, an appointee of former Gov. Bruce Rauner, called the executive inspector general’s report “baloney.” “A lot of people around here hate Rauner,” Tracy said from his Downstate office. – Mitchell Armentrout
— More eyes watching us? We need to talk first How to use new video doorbell technology should be a matter of public debate and discussion from the start. So far, it hasn’t been. – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats manipulate, dominate, and exploit children.

— OUTSTANDING: Residents, school leaders urge Antioch to ban marijuana sales – Mick Zawislak
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: East Dundee trustees express support, initiate zoning process for pot sales – Lauren Rohr

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.

— Expecting a focus on planned casino, Danville aldermen instead hear from residents about pot – Tracy Crane

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.

— Abortion doctor’s widow hadn’t set foot in garage in 25 years Attorney said she didn’t know what he was storing – DEREK BARICHELLO

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visited Waubonsee C.C. in Sugar Grove. Trump-haters Critical of Lack of Publication

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: South Beloit zoning board approves cannabis dispensary off I-90

— City Reparations Plan Moves Forward – Bob Seidenberg (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you in your municipality support reparations or oppose reparations?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.

— Taylor Swift: Trump’s election made me ‘obsessed’ with politics – Caitlin Yilek

— The Washington Post‘s War on ‘Racist’ Trump Which is really a mission to alienate most of the country. – DONALD DEVINE

— Michelle Malkin: Anchor Baby Policy the ‘Ultimate Magnet’ for Illegal Aliens – John Binder
— In Their Extreme Lurch to the Left, Democrats Abandoned Black Americans – Candace Owens
— At Least Quarter of a Million DACA Anchor Babies Living in 37 States – John Binder

— America does NOT have a gun problem, ‘we have a mental health problem’: Graham Allen talks gun rights with Dan Crenshaw The vast majority of gun-deaths in this country are from suicide
— Comedian Chelsea Handler insists that white people should take racial sensitivity classes, be ‘uncomfortable’ about their whiteness – Sarah Taylor

— Chick-fil-A’s Sales Have Doubled Since LGBT Boycott Began in 2012 – Michael Foust (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you in your municipality support Chick-fil-A or oppose Chick-fil-A?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit,” he told the Biblical Recorder. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” Cathy’s comments led to calls for boycotts and pledges by mayors in Boston and Chicago to oppose new restaurants opening in their cities. That, in turn, led Mike Huckabee to launch a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Aug. 1, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of customers took part, and the chain broke sales records for a single day.)

— Chicago’s Millennium Park Restricts Evangelism: Today, Wheaton College Students Sue for Access The revised Millennium Park Rules hinder evangelism—and freedom of speech. – ED STETZER

— Anti-Trump Protesters Verbally Abuse Reporter – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN

— Jimmy Carter: ‘I hope there’s an age limit’ on the presidency (DIERSEN: Of course, because Trump is old, White, male, non-veteran, rich, Protestant, German-American, gun-owner, and someone whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, Trump-haters will get members of the aforesaid groups to demonize, denigrate, and condemn members of the aforesaid groups.)

— Tom Fitton calls on DOJ to prosecute public officials who aid illegal alien criminals – Tom Tillison
— Biden promises more jobs for women than there are U.S. citizens – Tom Tillison

— Trump visits border wall construction in California to cap three-day trip – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love Hispanics who promote hatred of Trump.

— Most Latinos Don’t Back Trump. But Some Wear Their Support Proudly. At a rally in New Mexico this week, Hispanic voters enthusiastically backed the president’s hard-line approach to immigration. – Jennifer Medina
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Facebook Takes Steps To Combat Extremism – Davey Alba, Catie Edmondson and Mike Isaac (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Are you a Republican? The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more that non-Republicans call you an extremist.)
— 2001 Photo of Trudeau in Brownface Makeup Roils Canada Election – Ian Austen

— The NYT Kavanaugh smear shows why the press is the least-trusted institution in America – Marc A. Thiessen

— Loathing Can’t Unite the Country At the Democratic debate, candidates decried divisiveness while sowing division. – Karl Rove
— Democrat Borrows GOP Playbook in Illinois Race for House Seat Rep. Dan Lipinski blasts his primary challenger Marie Newman’s ties to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Andrew Duehren
— Not All Gifted Children Are From Affluent Families To help the poor rise, the education system needs to ‘raise the ceiling’ as well as ‘lift the floor.’ – Jason L. Riley
— U.S. Immigration Courts’ Backlog Exceeds One Million Cases – Michelle Hackman (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)

— These Are the Cars Americans Keep the Longest – Paul Ausick (DIERSEN: I have owned my 1972 Cuvette for almost 48 years. I have owned my 1996 Thunderbird LX for almost 24 years.)

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn men.

— California neo-Nazi running for seat on Garden City council – HAYLEY HARDING

— Polarized Politics Deepen Divide Over Who Is a ‘Real’ American (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear a) that they hate America and b) that they will do anything to stop assimilation.

— Local Republicans censure Riggleman, but he claims their reasoning is dishonest – Tyler Arnold

— Higher Pay and Parental Leave Could Help VA Address Vacancies, Official Says – Eric Katz

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.