September 7 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,558 cases, 9 deaths
— Mexico Supreme Court rules criminalizing abortion is unconstitutional

— Chicago businesses cited for violating mask mandate as mu variant raises concern – Brittany Garzillo

— House lawmakers back to Springfield on Thursday to address long-awaited energy bill — passage called ‘possible’ House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch on Tuesday called the state’s lower legislative chamber back to Springfield for a session Thursday, saying he is “pleased” to see negotiations on the energy legislation moving forward and “confident” it will “be viewed as a model for many other states.” – Rachel Hinton

— Chicago mask mandate violations lead to at least 30 citations against businesses – ALICE YIN
— Chicago aldermen are up for their biggest raises in 15 years. Will any of them turn it down? – JOHN BYRNE
— Chicago aldermen pay: A ward-by-ward look at how much money each City Council member makes – KORI RUMORE and JOHN BYRNE
— With clock ticking on Exelon’s threat to shutter Byron nuclear plant, Illinois House returns Thursday to take up energy proposal – DAN PETRELLA
— Plea to southern Illinois: Wake up and get the vaccine – EDITORIAL

— COVID-19 update: 2,333 hospitalized, 66 more deaths over holiday weekend – Jake Griffin
— COVID-19 hospitalizations still rising, but more slowly – Jake Griffin

— Gary Rabine Takes State Fair Straw Poll

— Lawmaker challenging state’s authority to mandate masks

— White House taps populist message as Biden pushes $3.5T plan – AP

— Chicago Aldermen set to receive a 5.5% pay increase to $130K, the largest pay increase in 15 years

— COVID-19 roundup
— Rabine claims victory *** Sullivan floats gubernatorial candidacy

— WSJ columnist calls out AOC, liberals for ignoring ‘real structural racism’ in schools. 2019 data showed proficiency rates for many Black eighth-graders in single digits. – Cortney O’Brien

— Democrats Use Hurricane Ida To Sell Infrastructure Bill

— Biden admin stopped planes chartered by Glenn Beck charity from taking off, handed manifest over to Taliban ‘They were told to go back into the airport and hand everything in to the Taliban’ – PHIL SHIVER

— Biden Admin Admits Americans Are Stranded Behind Enemy Lines – DYLAN HOUSMAN
— Biden Admin Says It Does Not Have The ‘Assets’ To Prevent Taliban From Reportedly Grounding Planes Trying To Leave Afghanistan – ANDERS HAGSTROM

— Taliban disperse Kabul rally, arrest journalists – TAMEEM AKHGAR
(COMMENT: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how the following have treated me: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton Park District, and c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me.)

— Voters elect representatives. But often it is politicians who pick their voters. For centuries, politicians trying to shape the electorate have both expanded and contracted voting access. – Warren E. Milteer Jr.
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, as Democrats move in, RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, fundraisers, campaign managers, etc. pander to Democrats by dumping conservatives, that is, by dumping platform Republicans, that is, by dumping Republicans.)

— Taliban Unveil New Afghan Government. Afghanistan’s new rulers omit other political forces and women, give senior post to leader of al Qaeda-linked group. – Yaroslav Trofimov

— Republicans Are Abandoning The National Mainstream Media In Droves – Andy Meek

— The Taliban’s New Cabinet Includes U.S.-Designated Terrorist – Eltaf Najafizada

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Misinformation on Facebook got six times more clicks than factual news during the 2020 election” and “Right-leaning pages also produce more misinformation.” My critics/opponents paint themselves as being arbitrators of what is misinformation and what is factual.,201780

— COMMENT: Naperville promotes LGBTQ.

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.