— More Shootings In The Loop So Far This Year Than In All Of 2020; Downtown Area Community Leaders Call For Prevention – Asal Rezaei
— Employees sue United Airlines over COVID vaccine mandate
— Chicago cites Dunkin Donuts, 4 other businesses for violating mask mandate. Illinois mask mandate end: Gov. JB Pritzker has said mask restrictions are based on hospitalization data.
— CPS mom dies after her child exposed to COVID-19 at school where hundreds of kids quarantined. The district denied finding any evidence that the eight cases discovered this month at Jensen Elementary in Lawndale were passed on to others in the building or at home. – Nader Issa
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do more to abolish the Second Amendment.
— State Partners With Legal Aid Network to Expunge Cannabis-Related Records – Acacia Hernandez
— Chicago Public Schools Enrollment Nosedives Again. Chicago Public Schools enrollment is down by at least 10,000 students this fall. It has dropped by more than 24,000 since the pandemic began. – Sarah Karp, Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
— Chicago’s Proposed Budget Would Steer Millions Toward Homelessness, Trees And More – Mariah Woelfel
— Rodney Davis: GOP to take guv’s mansion in ’22
— 8 Months In, Are Moderate Swing Voters Happy They Voted For Biden? – Don Gonyea (COMMENT: Biden has had great success in promoting the Democrat Party platform, that is, he has had great success in a) promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Federal employees make an average of $100K a year, according to watchdog group – ELISSA SALAMY (COMMENT: Ever since I became a federal employee in 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents have viciously demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. GAO started paying me $102,188 in today’s dollars in 1986 when I was 38 years old. In my defense, I had worked for GAO for almost 7 years, and before that, for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,935-$97,395. I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt when I was 32. I had become a licensed CPA when I was 32. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30. I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul when I was 31. I had earned an MBA from Loyola when I was 27. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU when I was 21.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Watchdog group Open the Books took a close look at how much federal employees are getting paid. “In most federal agencies today, the average salary now is six figures, $100,000 per year. But it’s not only about the big salary, it’s also about the benefits: 44 days of paid time off for the average bureaucrat,” said Open The Books’ Adam Andrzejewski to Jan Jeffcoat on The National Desk. “We also found nearly 27,000 federal employees out-earn every governor of the 50 states.”)
— Cancel mob at DePaul University goes after (wait for it) Eric Zorn!
— Few masks at Cook County Dems’ gala: In a one-party state, politicians flaunt their hypocrisy.
— Undocumented immigrants and public schools stealthily destroying America. Americans are now fragmented into groups pitted against each other like gladiators. – Cal Thomas
— White House stance on Del Rio border agents ‘has not changed’ despite retracted whips claim – Christian Datoc
— WH defends Biden ignoring press questions (COMMENT: I should write a book about unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their pollsters, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— Liz Cheney headed to New Hampshire in November, sparking 2024 speculation. Cheney to headline First Amendment awards dinner in the state that holds first presidential primary. – Paul Steinhauser (COMMENT: Would she pick Kinzinger to be her running mate?)
— ‘Woke’ issues distracted leaders from Afghanistan, former military officials say. Political leaders are ‘focused on just waging a culture war against our service members,’ official said. – Maxim Lott
— Disaster by incompetence or by design? – Paul Dunlop
— Does Biden Believe That Laws Should Only Be Observed Selectively? – Frank Hawkins
— 62 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
— Blackburn: You Can’t Call 1-800-Taliban to Vet Unvetted Afghan Evacuees, Only 3% of Evacuees Were Vetted SIV Holders – IAN HANCHETT
— Mounted Border Patrol agents being investigated over debunked narrative face suspension – CHRIS ENLOE
— Reporter Asks Why Biden Is Criticizing American Media In Front Of Foreign Leaders – JORDAN LANCASTER
— Occupy Democrats Endorses Liz Cheney – Tristan Justice
— Jeffrey Goldberg Tries to Build the Adam Kinzinger Myth by Telling Fables – Brad Slager
— Psaki Attempts to Explain Biden’s Latest Insult of the Press – Katie Pavlich (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about the many times that the following have insulted me with their words and/or with their actions: a) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, b) leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, c) leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, d) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their pollsters, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, and e) those who I have sued.)
— Trump on 20K More Haitians En Route to US Border: ‘Laughingstock of the Globe’ – Solange Reyner
— Marine Who Spoke Out Against Leaders Jailed Before Hearing – Eric Mack (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO superiors did not jail me for my speaking out against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination or for my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination and age discrimination, but they did force 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 $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. Previously, 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. Previously, my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me to resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
— Hitting Back at the Democrats’ Corrupt Media Enablers – STEPHEN KRUISER
— Biden’s Tax Plan Calls for Indiscriminate Spying – DANIEL J. PILLA (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. If you are a Republican who works for the federal government, your Democrat superiors know everything about you and spin that knowledge against you. If you are a) Republican, b) conservative, c) draft avoider, d) non-poor, e) healthy, f) married, g) childless, h) gun owner, i) German American, j) Protestant, k) someone whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, l) not interested in spectator sports, m) non-drinker, n) non-gambler, o) non-smoker, p) have more job-related education, and/or q) have more job-related professional certifications and licenses, they will stress the aforesaid to your supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who are a) Democrat, b) moderate or liberal, c) veteran, d) have financial problems, e) have health problems, f) not married, g) have children, h) non-gun owner, i) non-German American, j) non-Protestant, k) those who ancestors have not been in America for a long time, l) interested in spectator sports, m) drinker, n) gambler, o) smoker, p) have less job-related education, and/or q) have fewer job-related professional certifications and licenses.)
— The show must NOT go on: Cancel culture shuts down movies, theater and music on campus – CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER
— California’s incredible shrinking Republican Party. Even party stalwarts acknowledge the GOP likely won’t be winning top-of-the-ticket statewide races for the foreseeable future. – DAVID SIDERS (COMMENT: In Illinois, for Republicans to win elections, RINOs want candidates a) who hate Trump and hate those who voted for Trump; b) who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; and c) who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, rich, non-gun owners, non-Protestant, non-German American, and do not have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters make it clear that sooner or later, they will destroy all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about the success that LGBTQ-promoters have had in destroying individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote LGBTQ in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Great Car-Chip Shortage Will Have Lasting Consequences. Semiconductors have become a strategic component for car makers. First they will increase inventories, then some might design their own. – Stephen Wilmot
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat news media in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton promotes LGBTQ.
— It’s time we set a maximum age of 70 for presidential candidates – Paul Mulshine (COMMENT: How old are you? I am almost 73. I should write a book about those who have used my age against me the most. I would focus on those who in addition to my age, have also used my being the following against me the most: White, male, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, conservative, Republican, non-Trump hater, gun owner, draft avoider, Crete resident for 24 years, union member for almost 12 years, federal employee for almost 30 years, and federal retiree for almost 24 years.)
— Jalen Hurts takes blame in loss to Cowboys: ‘This one’s on me’ – Kevin Patra (COMMENT: I should write a book about unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their pollsters, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats. Better yet, I should sue them.)
CITY & FIELD
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