September 24 Morning Edition

— Illinois early voting begins in some counties Thursday – Diane Pathieu
— Breonna Taylor decision: Chicago protests draw hundreds across city, remain peaceful; Illinois National Guard on standby Protests come after decision not to charge officers in Taylor’s death; Officer Brett Hankison indicted for wanton endangerment – Jessica D’Onofrio
— Republican State Rep. Amy Grant called on to drop out of race after ‘racist,’ ‘homophobic’ remarks about opponent – John Garcia
— Boystown name change follows inclusivity survey, neighborhood now known as Northalsted
— Breonna Taylor protests: Anger, frustration spills into America’s streets after officer’s indictment – Dylan Lovan, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and John Minchillo

— Demonstrators March Down Michigan Avenue in Protest of Breonna Taylor Decision

— Protests Held Around Chicago In Wake Of Decision On Officers Who Shot, Killed Breonna Taylor – Charlie De Mar
— An Inside Look At The Chicago Police Looting Task Force – Lauren Victory

— Chicago FOP president reacts to the grand jury decision in the case of Breonna Taylor
— How to go about safely voting this November Dr. Shikha Jain from the University of Illinois at Chicago talks about ways to safely vote and limit your exposure to COVID-19 this November.
— Facebook under fire for posts leading up to Kenosha fatal shootings Daliah Saper of Saper Law Offices talks about the legal ramifications the social network could face in lieu of a lawsuit filed in wake of the deadly Kenosha shootings.

— What’s It Like to Be a Black Cop in Chicago in 2020? We Ask 3 CPD Officers – Marissa Nelson

— RBG’s death puts the rule of law and the Constitution on the November ballot. – John Kass
— Illinois Black-owned media coalition seeks bigger slice of $2 billion state advertising pie – ROBERT CHANNICK
Hundreds of demonstrators gather around Chicago to peacefully protest that no Kentucky police will face charges in Breonna Taylor’s death – WILLIAM LEE, ANNIE SWEENEY, JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ, GREGORY PRATT and DAN PETRELLA
— Chicago’s signature LGBTQ neighborhood will no longer be marketed as Boystown, following complaints that the name excludes women and nonbinary people – NARA SCHOENBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
— CPS plans for reopening schools still uncertain as parents share remote learning woes: ‘It’s just not working’ – HANNAH LEONE

— Anti-Catholic attacks on Amy Coney Barrett will help get Trump re-elected When the left attacks a conservative Catholic woman in this way, it only affirms what Trump has been selling to his supporters: that Democrats are out to get them. – S. E. Cupp
— Controversial ‘no-knock’ warrants questioned in Breonna Taylor case are legal in Illinois Chicago Police use of no-knock warrants has come under scrutiny in recent years, with several lawsuits filed against officers who allegedly used them to search the homes of people who’ve done nothing wrong. – Sam Charles
— ‘March after march. Protest after protest. And nothing changes in America’ Chicago protesters Wednesday evening assail ‘travesty’ in Breonna Taylor police shooting and grand jury decision. – Manny Ramos, Ben Pope, and Madeline Kenney

— Endorsement: Laura Hois for House Dist. 81

— Cook County missing from national list of healthiest communities

— This time, it’s GOP that has state Supreme Court justice in its sights – Jim Dey

— Endorsement: Kinzinger in 16th Congressional District
— ‘We know we matter’: Students march to NIU Center for Black Studies after racist graffiti incident – EDDIE CARIFIO

— President Trump, GOP AGs accuse social media companies of silencing conservatives – Kellie Meyer (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who encourage everyone to spend all their time on Facebook and b) discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
— “It’s not right”: Pekin neighbor says city code ordinance allows derogatory yard sign – Janie Bohlmann

— Candidate Questionnaire: Rodney Davis
— MADD Survey Reveals Misconceptions Around Cannabis, Driving – CAMBERYN KELLEY

— Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says – ADEDAYO AKALA (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the cost of Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion. To meet AA, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted many millions of tax dollars. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat teachers encourage students to be ant-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-marriage, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Cannabis sales in Illinois to out-of-state residents nearly doubles – Greg Bishop

— Jeanne Ives and Mark Curran – David E. Smith

— 870,000 new unemployment benefit applications filed last week, 23,113 in Illinois

— Is America on the verge of substituting woke socialism for Judeo-Christian ethics? – Richard B. Levine

— ‘Coronavirus Death Scoreboard’ vandalized, Illinois town decides not to remove anti-Trump display The display near downtown Northbrook has sparked an outcry among residents – Joseph A. Wulfsohn

— Why CPAC Chair Matt Schlapp Says ‘Being a Republican Is Going to Be Illegal Soon’ – Beth Baumann

— Donald Trump Is The Most Pro-Life President Ever

— The Kroger Company is being sued by two former employees who say they were fired for not wanting to wear aprons displaying a rainbow symbol. – Chris Woodward (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents, and RINOs will force you a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ.)

— University of Chicago activists vow year of protest without ‘peace or quiet’ after school refuses to defund police – LANDON MION-KENNESAW

— Zuckerberg recordings: Facebook users ‘ideologically…more conservative’ than employees ‘Maybe “a little” is an understatement,’ Zuckerberg said – Audrey Conklin

— Don’t Burn Your Political Bridges – JIM GERAGHTY

— McConnell pushes back on Trump: ‘There will be an orderly transition’ – JORDAIN CARNEY

— Democrats Concerned Feinstein Not Capable Of Leading Attack On Nominee – JOHN BRESNAHAN and MARIANNE LEVINE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about leaders of the following who have led attacks on conservatives: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc.)
— The pandemic could widen the achievement gap. A generation of students is at risk. The pandemic is widening long-standing gaps to school resources that fall along racial and socioeconomic lines. A generation of students could fall further behind. – MAYA KING and NICOLE GAUDIANO

— In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote – DAVID CRARY
— Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears – ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and PIA DESHPANDE

— With Court Prize in Sight, Republicans Unite Behind Trump Once Again The swift rally behind President Trump’s push to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election reflects his lock on the Republican Party. – Nicholas Fandos

— Two officers shot, suspect in custody amid night of unrest after grand jury decision on Breonna Taylor case – Mark Berman, Marisa Iati, Abigail Hauslohner, Keith McMillan, Holly Bailey, Hannah Knowles, Meryl Kornfield, Mark Guarino and Timothy Bella

— College coaches dominate list of highest-paid public employees with seven-digit salaries – Samuel Stebbins

— Harvard Business School Pledges to Tackle Race Issues Dean says school will revise curriculum, recruit more Black students – Patrick Thomas
— Before Reporting Became ‘Journalism’ Writers subdued their egos and encouraged readers to think. Nowadays it’s all about arousing emotion. – Lance Morrow

— Why New York City Is In Trouble – 114,041 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $14.6 Billion – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: When did you first start earning $100,000+ in today’s dollars? I did in 1987 when I was 39 years old. By then, I a) had worked for GAO for almost 8 years, b) had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, c) had passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, d) had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, MBA from Loyola, and bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, and e) had become a licensed CPA.)–114041-public-employees-with-100000-paychecks-cost-taxpayers-146-billion/

— Social Media Companies Are Getting Out the Vote. Who Are They Reaching? – Sarah Frier

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.