September 5 Evening Edition

— Rep. David McSweeney not seeking reelection, exploring run for statewide office The Barrington Hills Republican said he plans to serve out his two-year term and is exploring the creation of a super PAC to support a statewide bid. – Tina Sfondeles
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
— Sean Casten at Trump impeachment town hall in Downers Grove: Wants ‘a shared set of facts’ If freshman Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., had wanted to play it safe, he wouldn’t have devoted a town hall to Trump’s impeachment. – Lynn Sweet

— GOP state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills, a critic of party leadership, says he won’t seek reelection next year – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
— Facing $838 million city budget shortfall, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds first town hall: ‘We actually value your opinion’ – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes value the opinions of those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— McSweeney sets sights on statewide office, won’t seek re-election – Marni Pyke
— Medical pot dispensary faces backlash after handing out swag during Buffalo Grove Days – Steve Zalusky

— City Has Paid More Than $524 Million Over Past Decade To Settle Lawsuits Against Police – Chelsea Irving

— Peoria Councilman charged with domestic batter

— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Illinois Women in Cannabis to Host a Record-Breaking Nine Events throughout Illinois – Canna Kirsten

— U.S. Rep. Sean Casten discusses impeachment at Downers Grove town hall – Ella Lee

— Can You Tell How Electable A Candidate Is? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Are you electable? Ever-increasingly, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party act like they are taking the advice of political consultants who say the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— David McSweeney Not Running for Re-Election 
— IL-14: Oberweis Backed by Skillicorn, Lauf Calls Out Underwood’s “Game”

— Rep. Dave McSweeney won’t seek reelection

— Good grief: We don’t need a 7-hour, LGBT CNN town hall – Brad Polumbo

— Democrats openly embracing gun confiscation – LAURA INGRAHAM

— Koch Foods Sues ICE over ‘Illegal’ Raids: Illegal Aliens Not Knowingly Hired – John Binder

— Union Sues to Allow Government Employees to Promote #Resistance at Work – John York

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.