September 8 Evening Edition

— OUTSTANDING: Clarendon Hills Village Board members swayed by residents’ opposition to allowing marijuana sales – CHUCK FIELDMAN
— Former state lawmakers ask judge to order Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza to pay back raises they voted to reject – Dan Petrella

— Fact-check: Lightfoot wrongly goes for broke with Downstate pension claim Lightfoot is correct that cities and towns outside Chicago are pressured with mounting pension debt. By raising the specter of insolvency, however, the mayor suggests the situation faced by the vast majority of Downstate public safety pension funds is far more dire than it really is. – BGA
— Casino developers put chips on table for Waukegan gambling den Five plans have been submitted for a long-sought Waukegan casino. The city will submit a short list to the Illinois Gaming Board in late October. – Mitchell Armentrout

— A Grand Old Party: Rock Island County Republican Party’s annual Reagan BBQ offers food, fellowship and a few stump speeches – Bill Lukitsch
— Photos: Rock Island County Republicans Ronald Reagan BBQ

— New Office of Multicultural Development director David Cho expands vision of diversity on campus – Carolina Lumetta

— Trump to visit Baltimore after ‘rodent infested mess’ comments – AP

— Media bias called out — and not by a conservative – Thomas Lifson
— Good unemployment news is bad politics for some Democrats – Silvio Canto, Jr.

— Exclusive Excerpt — Michelle Malkin: ‘Open Borders, Inc: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?’
— Illegal Aliens Worked for 10 Years Using Stolen Identities at Plant – John Binder
— Nearly 900 Migrants with Mumps Disease Arrived in U.S. Last Year – John Binder

— ‘Racist’ Trump Just Keeps Delivering Economic Gains For Women And Minorities – JEN KERNS

— DNC Compiled Massive Pile Of Opposition Research On Trump Ahead Of 2020 Election – Beth Baumann

— Corporate America Wants to Be Woke – MATTHEW CONTINETTI (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, corporate America paints itself as being 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Trump Campaign Manager Sees President’s Family as Political ‘Dynasty’ – Maggie Haberman

— People Urged to Stop Vaping Following More Deaths, Hundreds of Illnesses Number of mysterious lung injuries more than doubled from last week – Brianna Abbott and Jennifer Maloney
— Hong Kong Protesters Flood Streets to Call for U.S. Support Tens of thousands of people rally, capping a weekend of smaller, heated protests Sunday’s demonstration was intended to call on the U.S. to act to protect Hong Kong. – Mike Cherney and Dan Strumpf

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.