September 9 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,741 cases, 22 deaths

— COVID by the Numbers: Coronavirus Metrics in Each of Illinois’ 11 Health Care Regions

— Illinois records highest single day of COVID deaths in months

— Central Illinois venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan launches bid for GOP governor nomination – RICK PEARSON
— President Biden announces sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans – AP
— Federal judge dismisses watchdog’s RICO suit over ComEd bribery scheme, says no evidence Madigan muscled votes – JASON MEISNER and RAY LONG
— Byron’s nuclear plant has generated jobs and revenue for decades. Now its future is on the line in Springfield: ‘We’re pawns in a big chess game’ – DAN PETRELLA
— Illinois House committee advances revamped energy plan — with subsidies to ComEd parent — that will cost average customer about $4.50 a month – DAN PETRELLA
— CPS reports 160 COVID cases and nearly 3,000 ‘close contacts,’ but CTU questions accuracy of district case tracker – TRACY SWARTZ

— Casting himself as an ‘outsider,’ California venture capitalist Sullivan enters GOP race to unseat Pritzker. In a campaign video, Illinois native Jesse Sullivan, founder of Alter Global in San Francisco, stresses his roots growing up in central Illinois and the values he learned in “the Land of Lincoln.” – Rachel Hinton
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Marijuana use among U.S. college students hits record high during pandemic, study finds – Jay Cannon

— Jesse who? What to know about the latest GOP governor hopeful. Jesse Sullivan is a down-home guy from downstate Petersburg—with a side trip to Silicon Valley. – STEVEN R. STRAHLER

— Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans – AP
— U-46 asks students, parents, and staff to take equity survey

— Petersburg native Jesse Sullivan launches campaign for Illinois GOP nomination for governor – Riley Eubanks

— Byron faces threat of nuclear plant shutdown – DAN PETRELLA

— New legislative map leaves Illinois senator half-mile shy of district line. After Illinois redistricting, Republican Sen. Neil Anderson’s house now falls a half-mile outside of the district he’s represented since 2015. – Shelby Kluver and Jennifer Somers

— Jury grants $7.5M award to DuPage SWAT officer – Patricia Manson$7-5-million-20210909

— Illinois Supreme Court: Mark Curran Launching Campaign for Republican Nomination in 2nd District
— UPDATE: Video Announcement Launches Jesse Sullivan Candidacy for Republican Nomination for Governor with $10.8 Million Raised in Past Week
— IL-17: As Esther Joy King Announces Both Local and National Endorsements, Warning from FEC Plus No Financial Disclosure Statement
— Lake County Parents Organize Against Pritzker Purgatory
— ComEd Rate Hike Bill in House
— Rabine Holding House Meetings – One in Naperville
— Rabine Comments on New Rich Guy Running for GOP Gubernatorial Nomination
— Tribune: ComEd Bailout Bill “Another Shakedown of Illinois Ratepayers”
— Dundee Township Republicans Hosting Picnic Sunday in West Dundee
— Victims’ Rights Case Hearing in Rockford Friday
— Dems Decide to Up Your Electric Rates “Only” $4.5 per Month
— Madigan Off the Hook in Civil Case

— Google ‘antiracism’ initiative attacks Ben Shapiro, suggests using evidence in argument is racist: report Google materials also suggested that ‘Make America Great Again’ was form of White supremacy – Samuel Dorman

— The Media Coaches Democrats, Trashes Republicans

— National Archives posts ‘harmful content’ warning on Constitution, Declaration of Independence, other founding documents – PHIL SHIVER
— Silicon Valley investor steps down from company’s board after calling Black Lives Matter the ‘true racists’ who push socialism – CARLOS GARCIA

— A Radical Racial Reeducation Program at Google? – Christopher Rufo
— Kinzinger Rips Trump’s Praise of Robert E. Lee, Demands GOP Condemnation

— McConnell carefully choosing battles in Trump proxy war for the midterms – Michael Warren and Sara Murray
(COMMENT: For general elections, I have always helped elect Republican candidates who have won primaries. I should write a book about Republican candidates who have won primaries but who then a) rejected help from those who supported their primary opponents and b) blamed those who supported their primary opponents for their defeats in general elections.)

— Amazon Dangles Free Bachelor’s Degrees as New Perk in Fight for U.S. Workers. E-commerce giant will expand college education benefit as it battles to hire hourly workers in tight U.S. labor market – Chip Cutter

— Attack On California Gubernatorial Hopeful Larry Elder Goes Viral – Will It Impact The Election? – Peter Suciu–will-it-impact-the-election/

— Most Americans Believe Government Employees Work Less
(COMMENT: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I should write a book about those who have used that against me the most. I would focus on those who have never sought a federal job a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)

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.