September 5 Evening Edition

— IL billionaires Gov. Pritzker, Ken Griffin fight over state’s proposed graduated tax amendment
— Rally demands justice for Miguel Vega, man killed in Pilsen shootout with police

— Illinois Reports 2,806 New COVID-19 Cases and 23 New Deaths

— Police Seek To Identify Looting Suspects Caught On Camera At Ulta Beauty On Michigan Avenue, Mr. Submarine On Wells Street

— Chicago stores hit by looting are warily reopening. That doesn’t mean all the plywood is coming down. – LAUREN ZUMBACH
— 27 arrested as Portland protests reach 100 consecutive days – AP
— Trump now faces election fallout after reports he insulted dead American soldiers — which he strongly denies – JENNIFER JACOBS, JOSH WINGROVE AND SALEHA MOHSIN

— Mark C. Curran Jr., U.S. Senate Republican nominee profile He believes the economy needs to open up “completely except in locations with a high level of hospitalizations and/ or deaths” from COVID-19.
— Jim Oberweis, 14th Congressional District Republican nominee profile “The best thing the federal government can do to help the economy” is keep moving ahead with its reopening, he says.
— Rick Laib, 11th Congressional District Republican nominee profile “We can reform the police, just as we can reform any professional discipline, simply by defending religious freedom,” he says.
— Valerie Ramirez Mukherjee, 10th Congressional District Republican nominee profile She wants to expand loan and funding programs for new businesses and “further reduce or eliminate taxes” to stimulate the economy.
— Sargis Sangari, 9th Congressional District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include health care, public safety and business growth.
— Craig Cameron, 7th Congressional District Republican nominee profile
— Tommy Hanson, 5th Congressional District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include state and local corruption, removal of pension systems at local levels and school vouchers.
— Jesus Solorio, 4th Congressional District Republican nominee profile He says the Justice in Policing Act “is too broad and will ultimately handicap the ability of cops to do their job.”
— Mike Fricilone, 3rd Congressional District Republican nominee profile He wants additional federal, state and local funding for police training and their mental health care.
— Theresa J. Raborn, 2nd Congressional District Republican nominee profile
— Congressional Budget Office warns of largest budget deficit since 1945 Next year, the federal debt is forecast to exceed the size of the entire American economy for the first time since 1946. Within a few years, it’s on track to set a new high. – AP
— Illinois reports another massive daily tally COVID-19 caseload: 2,806

— Batavia businesses seek city help with problem-plagued lot off Route 3 – Kevin Schmit
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Our parking lot is the actual Wild West,” she told the city council. “Guns have been pulled on people in the parking lot. We have found constant broken bottles and glass, needles, bags of trash, blood, vomit and worse bodily fluids, actual teeth, and more and worse that I won’t recount in this setting.” Anderson said graffiti has been a continual issue and workers and customers have been subjected to vile comments from people in the parking lot. “It’s bad enough in the daytime, but it gets exponentially worse once the sun goes down,” she said.)

— How criminals become heroes in today’s screwed-up world – Ray Hanania

— Democrats plan open house at new headquarters

— ‘The whole country’s watching now’: After 100 days marching, Milwaukee protesters want to live up to the past and change the future – Sophie Carson and Evan Casey

— Pro-Trump boaters fill Illinois River, central Illinois Saturday – Austin Schick

— Trump Tells Agencies To End Trainings On ‘White Privilege’ And ‘Critical Race Theory’ – MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ

— Skillicorn Seems to Have Entered the Fray
— Trump Zone in Algonquin
— Crystal Lake Grade School District’s Message to Parents about Lundahl Middle School Zoom Hack
— Damon Hill & Lynn Gray Running for County Board in District 5, But Northwest Herald Doesn’t Know It
— Jack Franks – Unmasked
— IL 14 – Commenter Analyzes First Debate Between Underwood and Oberweis
— Democrats Buying Guns
— Opponents of Township Government Bet on the Come, Proponent Livid about Revote

— GOP’s Kinzinger defends Fox News reporter after Trump calls for her firing – Andrew Blake

— Phyllis Schlafly Shaped the Republican Party Platform – Rebekah Gantner

— Rochester BLM Supporters Set Fires, Harass People Eating Dinner And Injure 3 Police Officers – JOHN SEXTON

— Protesters march through Rochester for fourth straight night

— Street confrontations during summer of protest raise political tensions Some see the clashes as a symptom of a growing tribalism in American politics that has brought social tensions to new heights. – Torey Van Oot and Liz Navratil

— BLM mob violently attacks Trump supporters in Dallas – Ian Miles Cheong

— Officers hurt, protesters charged with rioting during Daniel Prude rally in Rochester, NY Authorities say fireworks were thrown at law enforcement.

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.