August 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “If only we could ‘unfriend’ Trump.”
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/…/282286731911065

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Guatemala and other foreign countries against America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/trump-wants-us-bound-asylum-seekers-to-find-refuge-in-guatemala-instead-guatemala-isnt-ready

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Ammons disappointed by exclusion from Davis’ upcoming event at Parkland – Adalberto Toledo
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/ammons-disappointed-by-exclusion-from-davis-upcoming-event-at-parkland/article_df1411cf-ca55-5586-80d2-6bdde658a03a.html

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/15/olson-marijuana-businesses-will-become-normal/aqdh2tn/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What’s Up With That? – NEDA ULABY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/netflix-curbs-tobacco-use-onscreen-not-pot-whats#stream/0

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Oberweis supports term limits for Congress – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/513001445-oberweis-supports-term-limits-for-congress

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— Illinois has 9th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/513056410-illinois-has-9th-highest-identity-theft-rate-among-the-50-states-study-finds

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— What’s Going on in the Congressional Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/17/whats-going-on-in-the-congressional-races/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Federal Court Allows Trump To Reject Asylum Seekers At Border – Jamie Weinstein 
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/federal-court-allows-trump-to-reject-asylum-seekers-at-border/

FEDERALIST
— The New York Times Is Clueless About Conservatives A recently released transcript shows just how biased the New York Times really is and how little they want to do to fix it. – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/the-new-york-times-is-clueless-about-conservatives/
— Yes, Schools Are Too Girly For Boys. Here’s How To Fix That Helping restore the lack of masculinity in our society involves recognizing that boys are different than girls and have specific educational needs. – Auguste Meyrat
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/schools-girly-boys-fix/

TOWNHALL
— Tlaib Bumbles Into Revealing Her Undeniable Priority: Bigoted Anti-Israel Propaganda – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/08/16/tlaibs-bigotry-and-idiocy-reveals-her-true-intentions-n2551810

ONE NEWS NOW
— Franklin Graham: GOP mayor on solid biblical ground – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/church/2019/08/17/franklin-graham-gop-mayor-on-solid-biblical-ground

NOQ REPORT
— Google’s social justice warrior workforce is making demands about ICE – Lorie Wimble 
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/16/googles-social-justice-warrior-workforce-making-demands-ice-cbp/

CNN
— Ken Cuccinelli has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007 – Andrew Kaczynski (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally invade America.)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/17/politics/kfile-ken-cuccinelli-immigration-invasion-rhetoric/index.html

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-hates are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/recession-signs-worry-trump-ahead-2020-65022715

NEW YORK TIMES
— America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others. – Jamelle Bouie (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and especially against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or draft avoiders.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/republicans-racism-african-americans.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-16/la-me-immigrant-children-protections

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— California’s Biggest Cities Confront a ‘Defecation Crisis’ Lawmakers ban plastic straws as a far worse kind of waste covers the streets of San Francisco and L.A. – Charles Kesler
https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-biggest-cities-confront-a-defecation-crisis-11565994160

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
— Democrats cross the racial Rubicon with Trump – J. PEDER ZANE
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/article234073917.html

OMAHA WORLD HERALD
— Social media? More like anti-social media – Tom Purcell
https://www.omaha.com/opinion/tom-purcell-social-media-more-like-anti-social-media/article_1c03a0ee-1085-50ce-bd1f-ab21d41682d7.html

TOWN COURIER
— City Councilman Robert Wu Seeks Second Term – Ellyn Wexler 
http://towncourier.com/city-councilman-robert-wu-seeks-second-term/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many of the skills Wu has honed during his day job—as senior attorney at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)—have helped him become effective in his City of Gaithersburg position. “I often find myself in the role of interpreting ordinances, parsing out legalese when amendments to existing language are proposed, and, at least in one instance, actually drafting an ordinance,” he said. “At GAO,” Wu explained, “I serve in a quasi-judicial role, adjudicating bid protests filed with our office. The skillset is very similar to that used in deciding matters brought before the city council, including fairmindedness, the ability to absorb large records and ultimately render a decision.” “A firm belief that process matters” also factors into both jobs. “As companies who file protests with GAO understand, while we might not necessarily agree with them in the end, each argument raised is heard and carefully considered,” Wu said. “The same goes for my work at city council. Each individual who takes their valuable time to appear before us or submit written matters has to know that their views have been heard and seriously considered.”)

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/americas-exclusionary-past-and-present-and-the-judgment-of-history

MAYO CLINIC
— Diabetes (DIERSEN: Recently, a Libertarian argued that for a diabetic like me to fail to keep their blood sugar level in control was far more damaging than smoking pot. He could see that I was obese. I had just told him that I spend 10+ hours a day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out instead of exercising or sleeping.) 
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371451

KIPLINGER
— Are You on Track? Financial Planning Goals for Every Decade of Your Life – Jamie P. Hopkins (DIERSEN: In politics, sadly, tragically, the less financially secure that you are, the more likely that you will succumb and become someone’s operative or someone’s dupe. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I have a $53,316/year COLA-adjusted Civil Service Retirement System pension for life, $2,118/year COLA-adjusted Social Security for life, approximate $18,000/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy for life, retirement savings, 915 Cove Court in Wheaton, six cars and an SUV, no children to support, etc.) 
https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T047-S014-are-you-on-track-financial-goals-for-every-decade/index.html

TIME
— El Paso Mayor Says President Trump Called Him a RINO – BILLY PERRIGO (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Republican organizations in Illinois do? ANSWER: They discourage me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. They discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They turn everyone that they can against me, including those who run the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, those who ran the Wheaton Bowl, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) members, Wheaton City Council members, and voters in my precinct. They make false accusations against me and demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me at MTRCC meetings. They intimidate/threaten those who might come to my defense. They discourage Republican candidates, elected officials, party leaders, and organizations from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks. They promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
https://time.com/5653918/trump-attack-el-paso-mayor/

WIKIPEDIA
— Negative campaigning (DIERSEN: If you seek a government office or a political office, you should expect that sooner or later, your opponents will engage in negative campaigning against you. I am seeking appointment to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Even though there is no chance that I will be selected, my opponents in Wheaton’s West District are engaging in negative campaigning against me. At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, two of my fellow MTRCC members in Wheaton’s West District falsely charged me with harassing the hotel’s employees. In addition, one of them, in front of an attorney, said that he was going to do everything that he could to stop everyone from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_campaigning

(FROM THE POSTING: Negative campaigning or mudslinging is the process of deliberate spreading negative information about someone or something to worsen the public image of the described. Deliberate spreading of such information can be motivated either by honest desire of the campaigner to warn others against real dangers or deficiencies of the described, or by the campaigner’s dishonest ideas on methods of winning in political, business or other spheres of competition against an honest rival. The public image of an entity can be defined as reputation, esteem, respect, acceptance of the entity’s appearance, values and behavior by the general public of a given territory and/or a social group, possibly within time limits. As target groups of public and their values differ, so negativity or positivity of a public image is relative; thus, to be successful, negative campaigning has to take into account current values of the group it addresses. The degree of strictness in practicing the group’s values as opposed to its tolerance for violating the norms has also to be taken into consideration.)

August 16 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement Charges
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/sen-cullerton-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-embezzlement-charges/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020 (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Democrats will do everything that they can to destroy the economy.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/recession-signs-worry-trump-ahead-of-2020-1

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Joe Walsh.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/08/16/former-republican-member-of-congress-from-illinois-trump-needs-a-primary-challenge/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational marijuana is coming, and suburban leaders have some decisions to make – RANDY BLASER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-evr-blaser-column-recreational-pot-tl-0822-20190816-3h7dq4lvxfauphzvlic4w4heuq-story.html
— Feds allege that Koch Foods had history of ‘knowingly hiring and employing illegal aliens’ – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ice-raids-koch-foods-20190816-xrjziewj4zeq3klhnurg2f5jry-story.html
— At the Illinois State Fair, farmers celebrate ag but bemoan a ‘nightmare’ of a year – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-state-fair-farmer-angst-20190816-bywn2ovbjjhsnftzagq5gwxkpi-story.html
— Madigan’s hand-picked Chicago alderman tried to disqualify his opponent by challenging signatures that were never submitted. Now a grand jury is investigating. – GREGORY PRATT and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kim-foxx-13th-ward-investigation-quinn-krupa-madigan-20190816-sblmvx6bfvh5vcakeo2hoxc7t4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton sets 7:00 PM Monday, August 26, 2019 hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I urge all Wheaton residents who oppose the promotion of pot to attend this hearing and to call for Wheaton to ban the sale of pot.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/wheaton-sets-hearing-on-proposed-marijuana-sales-ban
— Naperville set to review details of recreational marijuana sales ban – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190816/naperville-set-to-review-details-of-recreational-marijuana-sales-ban
— Curran seeks to clarify comment about ‘wrong people’ moving to Lake County – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/curran-seeks-to-clarify-comment-about-wrong-people-moving-to-lake-county
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE – AP 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190816/news/308169850/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Former State Senator Rickey Hendon is in the pot business His West Side shop sells homemade hemp and CBD creams and cooking spices, as well as oils, gummies and other edibles with a goal of getting black people to join in on the looming recreational pot gold rush. – CHERYL V. JACKSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/former-state-senator-rickey-hendon-pot-business
— Illinois proves what you didn’t know about the old boiling frog metaphor Raise taxes and take on more debt, but do it gradually. Never mind reforms, corruption, hostility to employers and all the rest. Like the mythical frog, nobody will jump out, Illinois pols seem to think.
– Mark Glennon
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-proves-what-you-didnt-know-about-old-boiling-frog-metaphor

WBEZ
— Illinois Joins Legal Fight Opposing Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rules – María Ines Zamudio
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-joins-legal-fight-opposing-trump-administrations-public-charge-rules/e6fd0372-fc4a-45fb-9e14-8f0fb9357b22

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— Cannabis Discussion from DuPage County Perspective
https://www.nctv17.com/news/cannabis-discussion-from-dupage-county-perspective/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former GOP candidate Kinzler calls for special election to replace indicted Cullerton – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513026503-former-gop-candidate-kinzler-calls-for-special-election-to-replace-indicted-cullerton

MCHENRY TIMES
— Ugaste: Senate bill proposing to raise FOID card fees ‘infringes on the rights of too many’ – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/513001416-ugaste-senate-bill-proposing-to-raise-foid-card-fees-infringes-on-the-rights-of-too-many

CAPITOL FAX
— Has Proft’s Uihlein money dried up?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/has-profts-uihlein-money-dried-up/
— Jim Oberweis, others (Evelyn Sanguinetti and Ted Gradel) picked for NRCC’s “Young Guns” program
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/jim-oberweis-others-picked-for-nrccs-young-guns-program/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Vast white supremacist violence in America is a myth the media won’t give up
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/vast-white-supremacist-violence-in-america-is-a-myth-the-media-wont-give-up

GOPUSA
— Google employees demand company not work with ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/google-employees-demand-company-not-work-with-ice/
— Federal workers sue for the right to criticize Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/federal-workers-sue-for-the-right-to-criticize-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— LEAKED: Top New York Times Editor Battles Leftist Staffers on Trump, Crying Racism – Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/08/16/leaked-top-new-york-times-editor-battles-leftist-staffers-trump

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Feds Subsidize Loans To Posh Eateries, Golf Courses, Yacht Clubs
https://www.oann.com/feds-subsidize-loans-to-posh-eateries-golf-courses-yacht-clubs/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal immigrants to promote illegal immigrants.
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/457640-immigrants-in-america-fear-should-never-be-our-new-normal

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— The Rev. Franklin Graham slams law requiring schools to teach LGBTQ history: ‘an affront to God’ – Muri Assunção
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-franklin-graham-lgbtq-history-affront-to-god-20190816-2n2l466jevfspbnjwogpg45tma-story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal Latinos to promote illegal Latinos.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-16/after-el-paso-latinos-reflect-on-heritage-history-of-racism-in-united-states

UNION BULLETIN
— Dayton City Council fills vacancy in Position 5 with Misty Yost
https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/local_governments/dayton/dayton-city-council-fills-vacancy-in-position-with-misty-yost/article_5a91f39e-c04e-11e9-88cc-5bea548aeff1.html

FORBES
— Appeals Court Okays Dismissal Of Older Worker Said To Lack “Potential” For Promotion – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/08/16/appeals-court-okays-dismissal-of-older-worker-said-to-lack-potential-for-promotion/#55b87b2fb380

August 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Teen vaping concerns rise along with reports of lung damage – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/health/teen-vaping-concerns-rise-along-with-reports-of-lung-damage-/5470839/

WGN TV
— Republicans test new ideas at Illinois State Fair as they plan to rebuild – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/15/republicans-test-new-ideas-at-illinois-state-fair-as-they-plan-to-rebuild/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville City Council next week to consider banning retail pot sales – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-city-council-agenda-recreational-pot-st-20190815-o7zhuhty3be7ldz724qg575mjy-sto
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says that Trump is “an avatar for Nazis.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-israel-omar-tlaib-tariffs-cuccinelli-week-in-review-huppke-20190816-hjfjiwe3z5dm3lhixiburriqky-story.html
— Illinois sues over new rule that could deny green cards to those on public aid: ‘It’s another attempt … to intimidate immigrants’ – ELVIA MALAGÓN (DIERSEN: The more public that you need/want, the more likely that you vote for Democrats.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-trump-rule-green-cards-public-aid-immigrants-20190816-iavlpvbuxrc2znikvctawzlqey-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: ‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program – Peter Nickeas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-prison-books-removed-inmate-education-20190815-6xlrmfwmovdxnbc3ohvsx6edgu-story.html
— DuPage County Board members spar over appointing tech firm CEO to RTA board – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-split-vote-rta-board-appointment-st-0818-20190814-t2v6v2hj3vgzvi7u36dn7v5zyu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot says she needs Springfield’s help to erase $1 billion-plus shortfall But the mayor still offered no specifics on the kind of help she will seek; it could include permission to raise the estate transfer tax, as well as allowing the city to tax professional services, including attorneys and accountants. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Do you have a budget shortfall? Since 1997, in today’s dollars, I have had a $74,338/year budget shortfall. In today’s dollars, my GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary was $127,654/year. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $53,316/year, or only 42% of what my salary was.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/8/15/20807416/lightfoot-chicago-budget-deficit-taxes-illinois-state-legislature

DAILY HERALD
— The continuing need to defend our free press – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190816/editorial-the-continuing-need-to-defend-our-free-press
— Man charged with hate crime for attacking Hispanic biker – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190815/news/308159944/
— College committed to fair outcome for all – Frank Napolitano, Chairman of the Board, College of DuPage
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190816/college-committed-to-fair-outcome-for-all

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting religious people to hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Christian-left-is-rising-in-America-appalled-14319103.php

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Scalise, GOP officials rally to build party – Bernard Schoenburg and Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190815/scalise-gop-officials-rally-to-build-party
— Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair
https://www.sj-r.com/photogallery/LS/20190815/NEWS/815009998/PH/1

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Health official: Vaping’s far from harmless, especially for teens – Debra Pressey 
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/health-official-vaping-s-far-from-harmless-especially-for-teens/article_78f0dcda-05bb-53fc-a022-c7db7662d200.html

SOUTHERN
— Township consolidation law may be first of many government reduction efforts in Illinois – REBECCA ANZEL (DIERSEN: Of course, to turn township officials, township employees, voters in unincorporated areas, etc. against me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I want township consolidation.)
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/township-consolidation-law-may-be-first-of-many-government-reduction/article_39c05ce3-77b3-5a36-b08c-91cdcbc2365d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Reps. Scalise, Davis talk gun policy at Illinois Republican Day – Nikki McGee
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/scalise-tells-illinois-gop-it-can-recover-by-rebuilding

RADIO IOWA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Rock Island medical pot provider ramps up for Illinois recreational use
https://www.radioiowa.com/2019/08/16/rock-island-medical-pot-provider-ramps-up-for-illinois-recreational-use/

KCRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City of Galena drafts ordinance for the sale of recreational marijuana – Maggie Wedlake
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/City-of-Galena-drafts-ordinance-for-the-sale-of-recreational-marijuana–545724661.html

EVANSTON NOW
— Panel seeks tax break for black homeowners – Bill Smith (DIERSEN: Do any of the 10 who are seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy favor something like this for Wheaton?)
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/equity/2019-08-16/82700/panel-seeks-tax-break-for-black-homeowners
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The resolution said the measures would help “remedy the city’s role in historical and institutional racism and discrimination.” The resolution adds that while much of the “wealth and opportunity gap” affecting black residents are tied to home loan redlining practices in parts of the 2nd and 5th Wards, the commission didn’t want to limit the reparations programs to residents in those neighborhoods. The panel ducked addressing issues regarding how the policies might be implemented, “acknowledging that additional research and data are necessary to create a fair and equitable process and determine the long-term sustainability of the funding sources.”)

DAILY LINE
— Ghosts of Trump, Rauner present as Illinois GOP vows to rebuild from ground up – Hannah Meisel 
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/08/16/2019/ghosts-of-trump-rauner-present-as-illinois-gop-vows-to-rebuild-from-ground-up/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— ISRA Director: Restrictive gun laws ‘make the bad guys’ job easier and safer’ – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512924766-isra-director-restrictive-gun-laws-make-the-bad-guys-job-easier-and-safer

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL SEN. DURBIN THREATENS THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/il-sen-durbin-threatens-the-us-supreme-court.html
— BIG GOVERNMENT, SHRINKING ECONOMY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/big-government-shrinking-economy.html
— ROSSI: THE HIGH PRICE OF BEING RAISED WITHOUT YOUR FATHER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/rossi-the-high-price-of-being-raised-without-your-father.html
— THE NET WORTH OF EVERY 2020 DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (DIERSEN: Should the 10 candidates who want to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy be required to disclose their a) assets, b) liabilities, c) net worth, d) source and amounts of income, and e) expenses? What if they own pot stocks? What if they own stock in companies that employ illegals) 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/the-net-worth-of-every-2020-democrat-presidential-candidate.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Conservative LGBTQ Republican group endorses Trump for reelection Log Cabin Republicans protest ‘radical left’ distortion of his policy – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: By definition, a group that promotes LGBTQ activity is not religious, conservative, or Republican.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/16/conservative-lgbtq-republican-group-endorses-donal/
— Democrats accused of fueling attacks on cops, ICE with incendiary political rhetoric – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/15/democrats-fuel-attacks-police-ice-incendiary-polit/

FOX NEWS
— Trump tells NH rallygoers ‘we have a bunch of socialists or communists to beat’ — as Dem rivals gather nearby – Gregg Re 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-new-hampshire-rally-dems-nearby

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Madcap Social Engineering – Daren M. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_lefts_madcap_social_engineering.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Trump’s Nationalist Report Card: A Solid C The president has done some things right and some things wrong, though whether voters will grade on a curve remains to be seen. – ROBERT W. MERRY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trumps-nationalist-report-card-a-solid-c/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Rips Democrats for Calling Supporters ‘Nazis’ – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if you do not hate Trump, Trump-haters will call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things, and especially if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/15/donald-trump-rips-democrats-for-calling-supporters-nazis/

FEDERALIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, you are discriminated against if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/anti-discrimination-policies-didnt-help-people-targeted-lgbt-identity-work/

NEWSMAX
— Cory Booker Proposes Office to Fight White Supremacy (DIERSEN: Of course, all the employees in this office would be 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.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/cory-booker-office-fight-white-supremacy/2019/08/15/id/928636/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Deception? CBS Omitted Clip of U.S. Attorney Pledging to Prosecute Employers of Illegals – Nicholas Fondacaro 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2019/08/15/deception-cbs-omitted-clip-us-attorney-pledging-prosecute

NOQ REPORT
— It’s time to punish businesses that employ illegal aliens – JD Rucker
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/16/time-punish-businesses-employ-illegal-aliens/
— After ICE raids, Koch Foods has job fair, receives hundreds of applications – Kerry Marasco (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/15/ice-raids-koch-foods-job-fair-receives-hundreds-applications/

ONE NEWS NOW
— We complain, we console – then we cave By granting “unrestricted access” to a Chicago-area transgender student, a state agency has succumbed to what a family advocate calls a “trans-cultic assumption” that biological sex has no relevance when it comes to the issue of privacy. – Bob Kellogg 
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/08/15/we-complain-we-console-then-we-cave

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Thousands of Supporters Locked Out of Trump Rally as Hundreds of Empty Seats in New Hampshire Arena Went Unfilled – Kristinn Taylor
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/wth-thousands-locked-out-of-trump-rally-as-hundreds-of-empty-seats-in-new-hampshire-arena-went-unfilled/

THE HILL
— Trump seeks to project confidence on economy at New Hampshire rally – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457658-trump-seeks-to-project-confidence-on-economy-at-new-hampshire-rally
— Illinois man charged with hate crime after allegedly telling motorcyclist to ‘go back to your country,’ chasing him with ice pick – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/457614-illinois-man-charged-with-hate-crime-after-telling-motorcyclist

POLITICO
— Trump vows to revive ‘Pocahontas’ attack against Warren – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: My Milton Township Republican Central Committee and other critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attack me as being “too conservative.” But from I see, sooner or later, they will attack me as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. How should I respond?) 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/15/trump-pocahontas-warren-attack-1466075

NBC NEWS
— Trump in New Hampshire: ‘You have no choice but to vote for me’ In a week when bond markets flashed what has historically been a major recession warning, the president again argued that if he lost, the stock market would plummet. – Shannon Pettypiece
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-new-hampshire-you-have-no-choice-vote-me-n1043001

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mississippi Plants Knowingly Hired Undocumented Workers, ICE Says Affidavits unsealed in federal court after last week’s raids show that federal agents believe the companies “willfully and unlawfully” hired undocumented immigrants. – Mihir Zaveri and Christine Hauser
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/us/ice-raids-mississippi-plants.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/opinion/trump-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— At rally, Trump defends economic record amid worries of a downturn – Josh Dawsey, Colby Itkowitz and Laura Hughes (DIERSEN: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-rally-trump-defends-economic-record-amid-worries-of-a-downturn/2019/08/15/75512678-bf7c-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/nearly-half-americans-say-trump-has-increased-threat-mass-shootings/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— FDR only allowed 1,000 refugees to escape Hitler’s Germany. My family was among them – DAVID MICHAELS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Trump-haters paint citizens of foreign countries as being Jews in Hitler’s Germany.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-15/oswego-jewish-refugees-henry-gibbins-roosevelt-america

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Any Economic Downturn Could Scramble Trump’s 2020 Strategy The president projects optimism about the economy and his re-election chances, but his advisers are watching markets closely – Andrew Restuccia and Rebecca Ballhaus (DIERSEN: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/any-economic-downturn-could-scramble-trumps-2020-strategy-11565898073
— The Reach of Shootings in America Since 2017 when the U.S. experienced the deadliest mass shooting in its modern history, a network of victims and their families has grown – Vivien Ngo, Jim Oberman and Elisa Cho
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-reach-of-shootings-in-america-11565947800

FORBES
— The Net Worth Of Every 2020 Presidential Candidate – Dan Alexander (DIERSEN: Should the 10 candidates who want to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy be required to disclose their a) assets, b) liabilities, c) net worth, d) source and amounts of income, and e) expenses? What if they own pot stocks? What if they own stock in companies that employ illegals) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2019/08/14/heres-the-net-worth-of-every-2020-presidential-candidate/#33a3d13a37c5

FRESNO BEE
— Fresno Unified board censures Terry Slatic amid rising legal costs, pleas for recall – ASHLEIGH PANOO (DIERSEN: Instead of following its bylaws concerning censure, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) censures MTRCC members a) by giving the microphone to MTRCC members to make vicious false accusations against MTRCC members at MTRCC meetings and b) denying censured MTRCC members the opportunity to respond. That happened again at MTRCC’s August 14, 2019 meeting.)
https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article233549787.html

KANSAS CITY STAR
— Overland Park limits what public can bring up at its meetings. Residents want change – SARAH RITTER (DIERSEN: Those who run Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meetings a) give the microphone to nasty MTRCC members who make vicious false accusations against me and b) refuse to give me the microphone to defend myself.)
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article233957927.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fifth Ward Councilman Faris Farassati is spearheading the effort to implement what he calls an “open microphone” period at City Council and committee meetings.)

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Why 90% of Democrats think Trump is racist while 90% of Republicans think he’s not.”
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-donald-trump-racism-dog-whistles-democrats-republicans-20190815-swpjtxdadjapbgxufrpvmixfs4-story.html

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— IRS budget cuts cost $34.3B in lost revenue from big business – Michael Cohn (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-budget-cuts-mean-34-3b-in-lost-revenue-from-big-business

LAWYERS
— Marijuana Laws Affect Employees And Employers – Sidney L. Gold
https://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/labor-and-employment/marijuana-laws-affect-employees-and-employers-56804/

ATLANTIC
— Trump’s ‘Invasion’ Was a Corporate Recruitment Drive Last week’s raid was a case study in how an industry with a history of defying the law has managed to shift the blame onto workers. – Eric Schlosser (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor. RINOs dominate the Republican Party. If Trump imposed E-Verify, RINOs would immediately end Trump’s presidency.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/trumps-invasion-was-a-corporate-recruitment-drive/596230/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who hate Whites and those who hate America promote hatred against Whites and against America.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/16/us-mexico-border-hispanic-invasion-latinx-history

August 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— GOP looks ahead to 2020 election during Republican Day at Illinois State Fair – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/republicans-look-ahead-to-2020-at-state-fair/5470032/
— Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar denied entry to Israel because of ‘boycott activities’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/israel-bans-entry-to-tlaib-omar-over-boycott-activities/5469893/
— Walmart says it sells 20% of ammunition in US, defends gun sales after mass shootings – EDITH HONAN
https://abc7chicago.com/walmart-says-it-sells-20-of-ammunition-in-us-defends-gun-sales-after-mass-shootings/5470795/

NBC5
— Steve Scalise Tells Illinois GOP It Can Recover by Rebuilding Scalise was the featured speaker at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/steve-scalise-tells-illinois-gop-it-can-recover-by-rebuilding-545314661.html

CBS2
— Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh Calls President Trump ‘Unfit Con Man’ – CNN
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/15/former-illinois-congressman-joe-walsh-calls-president-trump-unfit-con-man/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Beleaguered state GOP gathers at Illinois State Fair, with leaders acknowledging ‘we had a rough year’ – RICK PEARSON and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-republicans-day-20190815-vhc5vhc4mzbyjan36sj72an6he-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: La Grange Park Board shows reluctance on allowing recreational marijuana sales – HANK BECKMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-lagrange-park-recreational-marijuana-tl-0822-20190815-3h43mkokpfbt5n73q3ifdvy5pi-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Wisconsin’s going to come’: Winthrop Harbor notes border location in discussing recreational cannabis regulations – MARY MCINTYRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-winthrop-harbor-cannabis-meeting-st-0815-20190814-dtr4wjfsx5fnnh7fndkxtubvra-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: On Jan. 1, recreational marijuana sales will be banned in Highland Park. – KAREN BERKOWITZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/ct-hpn-highland-park-waiting-on-marijuana-tl-0822-20190815-hhp33lz5gvgptfjup44ssiqgzq-story.html
— Church in a gay bar: Queer Chicagoans find ways to merge religion and identity – NICOLE BLACKWOOD (DIERSEN: How much pressure is your church under to promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-queer-religion-0815-20190815-tpkf3ghjgbgu7geqkhr42gbvbu-story.html
— Make gun owners buy insurance – ED RAMPELL (DIERSEN: Make people who drink booze, gamble, smoke pot, etc. buy insurance.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-gun-owners-mandatory-insurance-20190815-jupjhzpwhzaexlsjtsikuhi3ry-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Divided, defeated state GOP looks back on ‘rough year,’ but vows to rebuild, fight Pritzker tax plan There was no sugarcoating it at the dour breakfast before the party’s pep rally at the Illinois State Fair. Things are not great for the state’s Republicans a year after Gov. Bruce Rauner lost re-election, and Pritzker quickly racked up major legislative accomplishments. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/15/20807272/divided-defeated-illinois-gop-republican-day-vows-rebuild-fight-pritzker-tax-plan
— Secretary of State Jesse White won’t seek reelection — for real this time White will finish out his term and won’t seek re-election, spokesman Dave Druker told the Chicago Sun-Times Thursday. Druker said White has plenty to do in life ‘beyond being secretary of state.’ – Tina Sfondeles and Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/15/20806978/illinois-secretary-of-state-jesse-white-not-seek-reelection

DAILY HERALD
— COD board makes it official: Mediator to help with contract talks – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190815/cod-board-makes-it-official-mediator-to-help-with-contract-talks

HERALD & REVIEW
— Gathering in Springfield, Illinois Republicans say state’s political pendulum due to swing right – JERRY NOWICKI 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/gathering-in-springfield-illinois-republicans-say-state-s-political-pendulum/article_c4aece59-797b-5383-b9cf-2e62d68123a8.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Republicans Confident Of Comeback – SAM DUNKLAU 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-republicans-confident-comeback

FOX ILLINOIS
— OUTSTANDING: LDS Church clarifies ‘Word of Wisdom’ on vaping, green tea, coffee, marijuana, opioids – Adam Forgie
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/lds-church-clarifies-word-of-wisdom-on-vaping-green-tea-coffee-marijuana-opioids

EVANSTON NOW
— Panel to sort through over 100 reparations ideas – Bill Smith (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your county, in Illinois, and in America want you to pay? How much reparations have you paid already? Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.) 
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/equity/2019-08-15/82677/panel-to-sort-through-over-100-reparations-ideas

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ statehouse majority Democrats celebrate while minority Republicans look to reverse course – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-statehouse-majority-democrats-celebrate-while-minority-republicans-look-to/article_3feaeaf6-bfa3-11e9-b2cb-43ad2d9355c5.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Fox News anchor stops Border Patrol Council VP after he says ‘invasion’ – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, there is no invasion.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fox-news-anchor-stops-border-patrol-council-vp-after-he-says-invasion
— Students fall behind while schools focus on social justice – Nicole Russell
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/students-fall-behind-while-schools-focus-on-social-justice

FOX NEWS
— Newest anti-Trump Republican Joe Walsh tries to shed history of incendiary remarks – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joe-walsh-shed-history-of-incendiary-remarks
— Michael Goodwin: The New York Times has lost its way in its hatred for President Trump – Julia Musto
https://www.foxnews.com/media/michael-goodwin-the-new-york-times-has-lost-its-way-in-its-hatred-for-president-trump

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Ilhan Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s Israel-bashing just got them barred from Israel – Nate Madden ·
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/ilhan-omars-rashida-tlaibs-israel-bashing-just-got-barred-israel/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Assault on America, Day 225: Cultural retreat spells death for conservatives hoping to MAGA – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30820-assault-america-day-225-cultural-retreat-spells-death-conservatives-hoping-maga

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Schumer Tells Trump To Spend Border Wall Funds Fighting Domestic Terrorism – Matt M. Miller
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/schumer-tells-trump-to-spend-border-wall-funds-fighting-domestic-terrorism/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Taking a Page From the Stalin Playbook – Wayne Allyn Root 
https://www.newsmax.com/wayneallynroot/democrats-stalin/2019/08/15/id/928696/

THE HILL
— El Paso’s Republican mayor says Trump called him a ‘RINO’ during visit after mass shooting – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: RINOs focus on destroying Republicans like me. I should write a book about past and present RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457589-gop-el-paso-mayor-says-trump-called-him-a-rino-during-visit-after-mass-shooting

POLITICO
— State Department watchdog details political retaliation against ‘disloyal’ staffers – NAHAL TOOSI 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/15/state-department-inspector-general-report-political-retaliation-1464586

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote massive government assistance (welfare) for immigrants.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/help-sick-child-or-forgo-citizenship-immigrants-anguish-over-new-n1042526

NEW YORK TIMES
— Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them – Isabel Kershner
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/world/middleeast/trump-israel-omar-tlaib.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump met his commitments to LGBTQ Americans. He has our endorsement. – Robert Kabel, Chairman, Log Cabin Republicans and Jill Homan, vice chairwoman of Log Cabin Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-met-his-commitments-to-lgbtq-americans-he-has-our-endorsement/2019/08/15/fb9b741c-bf96-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html

USA TODAY
— As many as 100 chicken plant workers reportedly fired after Mississippi ICE raid – Alissa Zhu and Jimmie E. Gates (DIERSEN: If there were as many illegals in the 1960s as there are now, in all likelihood, instead of me, S.S. Kresges would have hired an illegal to wash dishes part-time in the basement of its Chicago Heights store.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/14/mississippi-chicken-plant-raided-ice-reportedly-fires-workers/2010623001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Shooting,’ ‘Bomb,’ ‘Trump’: Advertisers Blacklist News Stories Online Companies are increasingly insisting their ads do not appear near articles or videos that contain any of a long list of words – Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/advertisers-blacklist-hard-news-including-trump-fearing-backlash-11565879086

FORBES
— Illinois’ Hazy New Law Legalizing Recreational Use of Marijuana – Steven Pearlman
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenpearlman/2019/08/15/illinois-hazy-new-law-legalizing-recreational-use-of-marijuana/#f9553c3511a7

NEWSWEEK
— ARE REPUBLICANS UNDERFUNDING THE IRS TO HELP CORPORATIONS PAY LESS? – NICOLE GOODKIND 
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-irs-tax-cuts-budget-republicans-1454619

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions to ask Wheaton and to ask the Daily Herald about each of the 10 candidates who are seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

Why do they wish to be considered for an appointment to fill this vacancy, please elaborate?

In their opinion, what are the three most important issues that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how do they say those issues should be addressed, please elaborate?

What are their political affiliations, that is, what were the most recent primary ballot that they cast – Republican or Democrat, and what other actions have they taken that evidences their political affiliations, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote dependency on government, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote dependency on charity, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote LGBTQ activity, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote abortion, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote mass/illegal immigration, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote vices including booze, gambling, and pot, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of First Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If they are appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote patronage, please elaborate?

If they are appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote political affiliation discrimination, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote reverse discrimination, please elaborate?

If they were appointed to fill the vacancy, would they vote for or against measures that promote age discrimination, please elaborate?

What are their positions on Wheaton’s East Roosevelt Road Corridor Market Study/Comprehensive Plan Amendment, please elaborate?

How long have they lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?

Since they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, what have they done that demonstrates that they want the aforesaid to be prosperous and safe, please elaborate?

What is their work experience and how would it help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What is their education and how would it help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What are their professional certifications and licenses and how would they help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What professional associations are they a member of and how would those memberships help them serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

If asked who would provide them with references, please elaborate?

How do they characterize their relationships with the following: a) Wheaton’s mayor, City Council members, City Attorney, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, City Planner, City Engineer, etc.; b) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; c) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCaianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Jean Kaczmarek, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; d) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; e) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; f) School District 200 officials; g) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano, please elaborate?

Do the aforesaid take/return their phone calls, please elaborate?

How do they characterize their relationships with West District Precinct Committeemen including Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, Robert Krzyzewski, Robert Larsen, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling, please elaborate?

Do the aforesaid take/return their phone calls, please elaborate?

Have they ever been elected to or appointed to a government and political office, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been arrested, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever pled guilty to crime or been convicted of a crime, and if so, please elaborate?

Do they have any health problems that might impact their service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Do they have any financial problems that might impact your service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Approximately, how much time per week do they have available to devote to City Council duties?

Have they ever been a plaintiff or defendant in any litigation, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been delinquent with any type of taxes, and if so, please elaborate?

Would they have any financial or other type of conflict of interest if they served on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever filed bankruptcy, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever been fired, forced to resign, or forced to retire from a job, and if so, please elaborate?

Have they ever done anything that submits them to blackmail, and if so, please elaborate?

What demonstrates that if appointed, they will not be manipulated or dominated, for example, that they are financially secure, please elaborate?

The following are typical city council functions (https://www.nlc.org/city-councils) What experience do they have doing each of the following, please elaborate?

Review and approve the annual budget;
Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities;
Oversee performance of the local public employees;
Oversee effectiveness of programs;
Establish tax rates;
Enter into legal contracts;
Borrow funds;
Pass ordinances and resolutions;
Modify the city’s charter;
Regulate land use through zoning laws;
Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations;
Regulate public health and safety;
Exercise the power of eminent domain;
Communicate policies and programs to residents;
Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and
Represent the community to other levels of government.

August 15 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Beleaguered state GOP gathers at Illinois State Fair to hear from Louisiana U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise – RICK PEARSON and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-republicans-day-20190815-vhc5vhc4mzbyjan36sj72an6he-story.html
— GOP Rep. Steve King, while defending his call for a ban on all abortions, suggests rapes and incest helped populate the world – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-steve-king-abortion-rape-incest-iowa-20190815-icybtfprbbhhbpbksvammq25uq-story.html
— For CNN’s Cuomo, it’s now Fredo, forever. – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-chris-cuomo-kass-20190815-ali4lj3mazekjmzbxwjlv6heve-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois congressional Republicans intent on blocking Blagojevich clemency “I requested that we have an opportunity to weigh in before a final decision is made,” Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/14/20806417/illinois-congressional-republicans-intent-on-blocking-rod-blagojevich-clemency
— Battle for the bench: State Supreme Court hopefuls tout credentials, connections, compassion ahead of Dem slating Sitting Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville could indeed have a fight ahead. He is one of seven candidates actively running for the seat in next year’s election. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. My seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy resulted in some Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) members taking adverse actions against me before and during MTRCC’s meeting yesterday evening. Which of the other nine candidates do those MTRCC members want to be appointed? Do those candidates want pot to be sold in Wheaton?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/14/20806255/illinois-supreme-court-cook-democratic-slating-neville-howse-reyes-epstein

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: College of DuPage faculty wants mediator to help settle contract talks – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190814/college-of-dupage-faculty-wants-mediator-to-help-settle-contract-talks
— Like it or not, age will be an issue in 2020 presidential campaign – Byron York (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190815/like-it-or-not-age-will-be-an-issue-in-2020-presidential-campaign

ABC7
— Illinois joins lawsuit against new Trump administration rules denying green cards to immigrants on food stamps – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-joins-lawsuit-against-new-rules-denying-green-cards-to-immigrants-on-food-stamps/5468491/

WGN TV
— Governor’s Day at state fair but Blagojevich on minds of many – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/14/governors-day-at-state-fair/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Communications problem hampers bipartisanship attempt – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190814/bernard-schoenburg-communications-problem-hampers-bipartisanship-attempt
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Traditionally, the two political days at the State Fair are reserved for parties to enthuse the base with the message. Certainly, on Wednesday, when U.S. House Speaker NANCY PELOSI spoke at the Crowne Plaza to the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association brunch, it fit that script. And Thursday is GOP Day at the fair. But freshman Democratic Gov. J.B. PRITZKER framed the picnic he hosted (and paid for personally) at the Director’s Lawn at the State Fair as a bipartisan event, and said he invited all lawmakers, including Republicans. Well, House GOP Leader JIM DURKIN, R-Western Springs, said he never got an invitation, and ELENI DEMERTZIS, his spokeswoman, said some others in the caucus she checked with didn’t receive invitations either. . .Durkin said had he received the invitation, he probably would have attended.)

HERALD & REVIEW
— Marijuana stores on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile? – Ally Marotti and Ryan Ori (DIERSEN: Which of the 10 candidates for Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy want pot shops on Roosevelt road?)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/marijuana-stores-on-chicago-s-magnificent-mile/article_c98ab3b8-8928-5aee-a9b1-d58f0845fbdf.html
— Pritzker hosts first Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – JERRY NOWICKI
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/pritzker-hosts-first-governor-s-day-at-illinois-state-fair/article_b27c22e2-29c1-5ede-89af-484bd3e15f3d.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb City Council shows support for pot shops – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/13/dekalb-city-council-shows-support-for-pot-shops/ah5kl39/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/14/solari-more-revenue-good-for-municipalities/agqki3z/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Cullerton charges show how politicians say one thing, do another – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/courts-police-fire/jim-dey-cullerton-charges-show-how-polticians-say-one-thing/article_51ddfcc6-cd96-526c-b978-7aecdac8f502.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Is Trump a racist? Ask media, any Democrat – JOHN DONALD O’SHEA
https://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/is-trump-a-racist-ask-media-any-democrat/article_fddf0eaa-6b07-507c-950b-dd160cc64335.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Starting a pot shop will be hard, expensive in Illinois – Lauren Kostiuk
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/starting-a-pot-shop-will-be-hard-expensive-in-illinois

WSPY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Some Board Members Support Cannabis Sales in Kendall County on January 1, 2020 – James Wyman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/some-board-members-support-cannabis-sales-in-kendall-county-on/article_fb181bd2-bdfa-11e9-9d7b-cb52e2b91f55.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Look What’s in Store for Public School Students in Illinois–YIKES! – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/look-whats-in-store-for-public-school-students-in-illinois-yikes/

CAPITOL FAX
— Republican hopeful slams “slick Dick Durbin,” claims “wrong people” moved into Lake County, says Democrats “heading for evil”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/15/republican-hopeful-slams-slick-dick-durbin-claims-wrong-people-moved-into-lake-county-says-democrats-heading-for-evil/
— For third time, White rules out reelection, but claims he’ll serve out full term
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/15/for-third-time-white-rules-out-reelection-but-claims-hell-serve-out-full-term/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois seeking to bar ex-governor from practicing law – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/illinois-seeking-to-bar-ex-governor-from-practicin/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— MSNBC analyst compares Trump supporters to a ‘terrorist organization’ – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/msnbc-analyst-compares-trump-supporters-to-a-terrorist-organization

FOX NEWS
— Buttigieg reportedly helped create a phone tree to alert families about ICE raids – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/buttigieg-phone-tree-ice-raids

AMERICAN THINKER
— Whistleblower: American Thinker was on Google’s blacklist of news sites – Peter Barry Chowka (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who work the hardest a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. They focus on turning everyone against me. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/whistleblower_american_thinker_was_on_googles_blacklist_of_news_sites.html
— A Shining City upon a Hill, Besieged – Veronika Kyrylenko
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/a_shining_city_upon_a_hill_besieged.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— How LGBTQ Groups Are Quietly Dismantling Norms, Changing Education – Dennis Prager 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/14/how-lgbtq-groups-are-quietly-dismantling-norms-changing-education/

DAILY CALLER
— Everyday Americans Shoulder The Burden Of The Immigration Crisis – CAITLIN MCFALL
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/14/everyday-americans-shoulder-the-burden-of-the-immigration-crisis/

JP MEDIA
— Fake News: Trump Official Did Not Say Statue of Liberty Poem Was Only for Europeans – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-trump-official-did-not-say-statue-of-liberty-poem-was-only-for-europeans/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Another state mandates history of homosexuals – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2019/08/15/another-state-mandates-history-of-homosexuals

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, White-haters promote hatred of Whites.
https://ijr.com/cory-booker-proposes-office-fight-white-supremacy/

HUFFINGTON POST
— Tea Party Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Apologizes For Helping Elect ‘Unfit Con Man’ Trump The former Illinois representative urges a new primary challenge for the “reckless” and “incompetent” president. – Ed Mazza
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-apology-trump-support_n_5d54b573e4b0d8840fee7d75

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— ICE raids raise question: What about the employers? – NOMAAN MERCHANT (DIERSEN: Are you employed? If so, how many illegals work for your employer?)
https://apnews.com/e7113c50a6fd4d2688fc2f2b8a9a91cd

CBS NEWS
— CEOs rake in 940% more than 40 years ago, while average workers earn 12% more – KATE GIBSON (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, my GS-12 Step 5 IRS salary 40 years ago in 1979 was $93,592.) 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ceo-pay-in-940-more-than-40-years-ago-workers-make-12-more/

NBC NEWS
— El Paso, racism and rhetoric: The growing toll of bigotry in America For some Americans who are members of minority groups, the intersection of hate and violence has become a looming source of fear. – Janell Ross and Suzanne Gamboa (DIERSEN: Conservatives are a minority in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). One can see that by attending MTRCC, DCRCC, and IRP meetings and events. Anti-conservatives are glorified and praised at those meetings and events. Conservatives like me are ostracized and even worse things.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/el-paso-racism-rhetoric-growing-toll-bigotry-america-n1042511

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/immigrants-raids-public-charge.html
— Joe Walsh: Trump Needs a Primary Challenge The case for a contender from the right. – Joe Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/joe-walsh-trump-primary.html

WASHINGTON POST
— No reparations check of any amount could substitute for an apology – Jonathan Capehart (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize for causing a) all of their problems, b) all of your problems, c) all of my problems, and d) all of anyone’s problems. They want me to apologize for causing all of the losses that Republican candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and especially for causing all losses suffered by Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/15/no-reparations-check-any-amount-could-substitute-an-apology/
— Trump’s claim his deregulatory actions are saving American households $3,000 a year – Glenn Kessler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/trumps-claim-his-deregulatory-moves-are-saving-american-households-year/
— More states are banning questions about salary history in job interviews. What to say if you’re asked about it anyway. – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, my ending GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary in 1997 was $127,654. In today’s dollars, my ending GS-12 Step 5 IRS salary in 1980 was $$93,592.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/15/more-states-are-banning-questions-about-salary-history-job-interviews-what-say-if-youre-asked-about-it-anyways/
— The Trump administration keeps making it harder to claim asylum. Here’s how — and why. U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr unilaterally changed the rules. – Mneesha Gellman (DIERSEN: From what I see, sooner or later, all the citizens of all the foreign countries who have problems will claim asylum in America.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/trump-administration-keeps-making-it-harder-claim-asylum-heres-how-why/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in destroying the traditional family.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/fredpeters/2019/08/14/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-suburbs/#12655f9e5499

HOMETOWN STATIONS
— Lima councilman facing lawsuit for slander – Eran Hami 
https://www.hometownstations.com/news/lima-councilman-facing-lawsuit-for-slander/article_5af93680-9c3b-11e9-8cba-e3baac949be6.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Harper was made aware of the statements from Councilman Jaime Dixon in June 2018 and Harper sent a cease and desist letter.)

HR DRIVE
— Study: 21% of workers over 40 said they have experienced age bias – Valerie Bolden-Barrett (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.hrdive.com/news/study-21-of-workers-over-40-said-they-have-experienced-age-bias/560780/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Past and present candidates and elected officials who spoke at the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meeting Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream included Almiron, Corrigan, Diersen, Eckhoff, Fitch, Grant, Heidorn, Holder, Ives, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, Krzyzewski, Larsen, McCluskey, McGowen, Monino, Seppelfrick, Walsh, and Whelan. Meeting attendees included Baker, Bohn, Carlson, Caruso, Cooper, Crane, Davis, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Henry, Holan, A & R. Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Krzyzewski, Larsen, LeVan, Lofgren, Lollino, McCarthy, McNeily, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Rash, Ryan, Shaw, Smith, Tatro, Veenstra, and Zaruba. Judge McCluskey announced his candidacy for the upcoming Judge George J. Bakalis vacancy. Larsen reported on what DuPage County is doing concerning the pot issue. Fitch reported on what Wheaton is doing concerning the West District City Council vacancy and the pot issue. Sadly, its seems like the majority of Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton’s West District are not interested in getting together and gathering information on the West District candidates, hosting a candidate forum, or recommending any of the 10 candidates who have applied to be appointed to fill the vacancy. Sadly, it seems like the majority of Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeemen are not interested in getting together and urging DuPage County, Wheaton, or Glen Ellyn to ban the sale of pot. Sadly, it seems like the majority of Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeemen side with my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They support those who slander and threaten me at MTRCC meetings. They support those who focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. They support those who discourage Republican candidates, elected officials, and organizations from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day fireworks and parades. The focus on turning everyone against me, including those who run the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream and those who ran the Wheaton Bowl. They work harder against me and harder against other conservatives than they have ever worked against any Democrat. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FORM SWIFT
— Cease and Desist for Slander and Libel Letter Form (DIERSEN: I am considering sending cease and desist letters to those MTRCC members and others who slander/threaten me.)
https://formswift.com/cease-and-desist-slander-and-libel-letter
(FROM THE POSTING: A cease and desist letter is used to stop a party from continuing a certain activity. This letter will be used for any actions that involve defamation, slander, or libel. A cease and desist letter such as this should include specific details about the false statements that are defaming, slandering, or libeling the sender. A cease and desist letter is a formal request to stop another party from making harmful statements that may be damaging to your personal reputation. The letter also lets the party know that you will undertake appropriate legal action if they do not stop slander and libel immediately.)

EFORMS
— Defamation (Slander/Libel) Cease and Desist Letter (DIERSEN: I am considering sending cease and desist letters to those MTRCC members and others who slander/threaten me.)
https://eforms.com/cease-and-desist/defamation-slander/

(FROM THE POSTING: The defamation cease and desist letter is sent due to false or erroneous claims that result in the defamation of character in an individual or business entity. The letter should outline the specific statements that were made and how they are affecting the reputation of the person or business. Furthermore, a full retraction of the statements should be requested. If there is no response by the other party or a retraction of the statements is rejected, the harmed party should seek full damages for the falsehoods made.)

August 14 Evening Edition

HERALD NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Bolingbrook board was blunt — no cannabis businesses in village – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/08/14/bolingbrook-board-was-blunt-no-cannabis-businesses-in-village/av0vrpj/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The village of Bolingbrook Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to prohibit cannabis business establishments within its boundaries. The trustees voted 5-1 in favor of the prohibition. Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said he was in favor of prohibiting cannabis businesses in the village and decried how the state government passed the legislation to legalize it. “I philosophically have a real problem with governments which have turned to drugs and gambling to balance their budgets,” he said. “That’s what the state’s come to.” The village’s ordinance cited the state’s Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which allows municipalities to prohibit adult-use cannabis business establishments. Ken Teppel, the village’s public safety director, spoke about the Bolingbrook Police Department’s opposition to allowing cannabis businesses in town. He also talked about the challenges posed to police departments in other states that have already legalized recreational cannabis use, like Colorado. For example, Teppel said cannabis businesses have been targets for theft because they deal solely in cash to be in compliance with federal banking laws. He added that, for police, it’s more difficult to investigate such crimes without a paper trail. He also talked about other problems like black markets developing around legal dispensaries, the high potency of the drug nowadays, potential dangers with flammable materials used to grow the plant, and trying to develop a test for impaired drivers who have used the drug. During public comments, the opinions among the handful of residents who spoke were mixed. Trustee Bob Jaskiewicz was the only “no” vote. He said it was a mistake to not have a public hearing before holding a vote on the prohibition. “I want us to consider other points as to why a dispensary would be a good thing,” Jaskiewicz said. Claar told Jaskiewicz to take up the issue with state legislators because, unlike other states, which held a referendum, Illinois “chose to ignore the public” and didn’t ask voters. Claar said lawmakers were already discussing a possible trailer bill to clarify and fix issues with the initial law that passed. The mayor also made sure to emphasize that the ordinance was only prohibiting commercial businesses selling cannabis and not recreational use of the drug. Trustee Mary Alexander Basta made the point that the ordinance could be revised in the future. Recreational cannabis use and possession will be legal in Illinois starting Jan. 1, 2020.)

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Recreational Pot Up For Discussion In Glen Ellyn August 19 Do you think recreational marijuana should be sold in Glen Ellyn? – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: The Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) should pass a resolution against the sale of pot in Milton Township and in the rest of DuPage County like it passed a resolution against video gambling in 2009. Republican Precinct Committeemen in Glen Ellyn should attend Glen Ellyn’s meeting on August 19 and Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton should attend Wheaton’s meeting on August 26. They should call for banning the sale of pot in their municipalities. Past and present MTRCC officers should attend the aforesaid meetings and call for banning the sale of pot. At previous Wheaton City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B. J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have called for Wheaton to ban the sale of pot. At previous DuPage County Board meetings, Dick Furstenau and I have called for DuPage County to ban the sale of pot in the unincorporated parts of DuPage County.) 
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/recreational-pot-discussion-glen-ellyn

ABC7
— Democrats rally on Governor’s Day at the State Fair – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/governors-day-at-the-state-fair/5467548/
— Trump administration official said Statue of Liberty inscription is about “people coming from Europe” – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/statue-of-liberty-inscription-is-about-europeans-trump-official/5467354/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Blue Apron meets Chia Pet for growing cannabis:’ Companies eager to tap into marijuana market – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-home-grow-equipment-20190814-syqmzwwvifd2dhcv7bclzsop2e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump administration’s hostility toward Hispanics makes us stronger.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-hispanics-latinos-trump-animosity-cepeda-20190814-i2mb46o2pjdyjcbwvckfjmqupi-story.html
— State seeks to disbar ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich from practicing law more than 8 years after conviction – JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-rod-blagojevich-law-license-20190814-wa6j4ouyhbcjhnz37h75t656cq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pelosi rips ‘Moscow Mitch’ at Gov Day in Illinois — but mum’s the word on Dem controversies U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker to try and bolster U.S. House candidates downstate on Wednesday as Democrats celebrated their first Governor’s Day in five years. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/14/20805690/nancy-pelosi-moscow-mitch-governors-day-j-b-pritzker

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Arlington Heights board open to allowing pot sales – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/arlington-heights-board-open-to-allowing-pot-sales

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How an overlooked facet of the weed law could trip up two of the industry’s biggest players The fine print in the state’s 610-page recreational marijuana bill could provide some challenges to getting retail sales up and running. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO legislators will make it easier and easier and easier to grow, sell, and buy pot.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/how-overlooked-facet-weed-law-could-trip-two-industrys-biggest-players
— New group opposing graduated income tax puts Madigan in the middle Taking a page from Rauner’s book, a new group opposing the graduated income tax amendment puts the Illinois House speaker at the center of its campaign. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/new-group-opposing-graduated-income-tax-puts-madigan-middle

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois congressman Mike Bost says he and others influenced Trump into backing off commuting Blagojevich’s sentence – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-congressman-says-he-and-others-influenced-trump-into-backing/article_b91129ff-222e-51d5-a4c1-63ed63456a43.html
— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges Democrats to ‘catch the spark of Illinois’ in speech kicking off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – RICK PEARSON 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/watch-the-video-house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-urges-democrats-to/article_f4b7bc17-173a-5f6d-b66a-6858e6dd804e.html

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— OUTSTANDING: Park Ridge Decides To Opt Out On Cannabis Sales For Now – Anne Lunde 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/park-ridge-decides-to-opt-out-on-cannabis-sales-for-now/

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood says he’s running for re-election in 2020 – Nick Vlahos
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190814/us-rep-darin-lahood-says-hes-running-for-re-election-in-2020

FOX ILLINOIS
— IL GOP: Trump signs, banners stolen from state fair tent
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/il-gop-trump-signs-banners-stolen-from-state-fair-tent

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Recreational Marijuana Sales Public Forum Thursday, August 15
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2019/08/10/recreational-marijuana-sales-yes-or-no-public-forum-welcomes-input-aug-15/104226

OAK PARK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Our Teens and Substances Abuse
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-14-2019/Our-Teens-and-Substances-Abuse/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ENGINEER STEPS OUT OF SHADOWS TO REVEAL GOOGLE’S CONSERVATIVE ANIMOSITY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/engineer-steps-out-of-shadows-to-reveal-googles-conservative-animosity.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/14/cannabis-goes-upscale/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lying the left’s new strategy? – LARRY VOLKENING, Houston
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/letters-to-the-editor-lying-the-lefts-new-strategy/
— The Second Amendment is imperiled like never before Without a spiritual and cultural renaissance in America, gun confiscation looms – David Thomas Roberts 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/second-amendment-imperiled-never/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s new immigration rule exposes the current system as a global welfare scheme
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trumps-new-immigration-rule-exposes-the-current-system-as-a-global-welfare-scheme

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— George Will Strikes Out by Attacking National Conservatism He quibbles over political means rather than ends, with little idea of what he actually wants to conserve. – EMILE A. DOAK
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/george-will-strikes-out-by-attacking-national-conservatism/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— The Statue of Liberty poem means the exact opposite of what immigrant welfare advocates think – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/statue-liberty-poem-means-exact-opposite-immigrant-welfare-advocates-think/

DAILY CALLER
— The Latest Google Blacklist May Include The Daily Caller
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/14/google-blacklist-daily-caller/

GOPUSA
— Trump cites ‘Fredo’ Cuomo as an example of how red flag laws could work
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74305
— Following Walmart attack, Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74267
— O’Rourke: Fox News, Breitbart sowing ‘seeds of terror’
http://www.gopusa.com/orourke-fox-news-breitbart-sowing-seeds-of-terror/

TOWNHALL
— What the El Paso Shooter Learned from Immigrants – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2019/08/14/what-the-el-paso-shooter-learned-from-immigrants-n2551700
— Well Look At That, Deportations Help American Citizens Find Jobs – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/08/14/well-look-at-that-deporting-illegal-immigrants-helps-american-citizens-find-jobs-n2551689

WORLD NET DAILY
— HOW LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS ARE DISMANTLING CIVILIZATION Dennis Prager on the left: ‘Lying is not an issue when truth is not a value’
https://www.wnd.com/2019/08/how-lgbtq-organizations-are-dismantling-civilization/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— MSNBC Analyst Likens Trump Supporters to Members of a ‘Terrorist Organization’ – Mark Finkelstein
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mark-finkelstein/2019/08/13/msnbc-guest-likens-trump-supporters-members-terrorist

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— US citizens, mostly minorities, rush to fill jobs after raids – Vivek Saxena 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/14/us-citizens-mostly-minorities-rush-to-fill-jobs-after-raids-785503

NEW YORK POST
— Rot of journalism ethics at New York Times has turned into leftist plague – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/rot-of-journalism-ethics-at-new-york-times-has-turned-into-leftist-cancer/

PBS
— How social casinos leverage Facebook user data to target vulnerable gamblers
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-social-casinos-leverage-facebook-user-data-to-target-vulnerable-gamblers

DATELINE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘The McLaughlin Group’ Returning To PBS In January After Local Relaunch – Erik Pedersen
https://deadline.com/2019/08/the-mclaughlin-group-returning-to-pbs-in-january-1202667082/

August 14 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The August Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) monthly meeting is this evening at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream. The social hour starts at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. SEE: http://dupagegop.org/calendar-3/ 

I will be signing in as a candidate. I am a candidate to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. The other six Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmeicik, and Robert McNeily.

Hopefully, all of the aforesaid seven candidates will a) attend meeting, b) announce their candidacies, c) and seek the support of the eighteen Republican Precinct Committeemen who represent Wheaton’s West District. Those eighteen Precinct Committeemen are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

Hopefully, MTRCC will gather relevant information about the aforesaid seven candidates, provide that information to the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen, and host a candidate forum. The goal of providing information on the candidates and hosting a candidate forum is to help the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen recommend to Wheaton’s City Council the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.

In my opinion, the following information about all 10 candidates should be disclosed: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions. In my opinion, Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton’s West District should have the above information.

At Wheaton’s City Council meeting on Monday, August 19, 2019, its members will go into executive session to deliberate on the 10 candidates who have applied. Because, in that session, they will be reviewing the documents that the 10 candidates have submitted, Wheaton has denied my FOIA request for those documents.

According to MTRCC’s bylaws (http://www.miltongop.org/about-mtrcc/by-laws), “When a position within Milton Township is declared vacant, the MTRCC shall meet within forty (40) days of the declaration of vacancy to recommend an individual to fill such vacancy. The recommendation shall be decided at a convention of the Organization by a majority vote of the Organization through a written ballot.” It would be great if MTRCC would host a candidate forum for the aforesaid seven Republican candidates.” I urge MTRCC to do the aforesaid concerning Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting and a candidate forum if one is held: a) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members, b) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; c) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

It will be extremely interesting to see which of the seven candidates are endorsed by which of the aforesaid candidates, elected officials, and party leaders, and especially which candidates Ives and Sanguinetti might endorse because they both have served on Wheaton’s City Council.

Further, I will be asking a) Susan Fitch, Chris Zaruba, and other Wheaton City Council members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton and b) Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Bob Larsen, Jim Zay, and other DuPage County Board members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas.

Further, I will be asking the meeting’s attendees to join me, Bob Cherry, Dick Furstenau, B.J. Singer, and Tim Whelan in urging DuPage County, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot.

Further, I will be asking the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, its Chairman Marty Keller, MTRCC, and the other eight Republican township party organizations in DuPage County to urge DuPage County and the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WGN TV
— Nancy Pelosi to kick off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – AP
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/14/nancy-pelosi-to-kick-off-governors-day-at-illinois-state-fair/

ABC7
— Chicago hospital shooting: Gun in VA hospital incident came from Indiana gun store heist – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff & Christine Tressel
https://abc7chicago.com/rifle-used-in-chicago-va-hospital-incident-came-from-indiana-gun-store-heist/5465755/

CBS2
— FBI Probes How Alleged Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Gunman Got Rifle On His Hands – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/13/fbi-probes-jesse-brown-va-medical-center-gunman/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats set to rally at Illinois State Fair with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looking for more House seats to flip – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-democrats-day-20190814-a2ewb7zlgvfnhogfhe7bhrgsfy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-robinson-column-st-0814-20190813-56zcllrhrbd63cu7u4nhtyhke4-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville’s No. 9 in country for safest cities to raise children, No. 22 for safest college town, new rankings show – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-safest-cities-to-raise-children-st-0814-20190813-hmv7xvfsn5hkrn65jkltidbk24-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: SafeWise’s study on safest cities to raise children, released Tuesday, analyzed the most recent FBI violent and property crime report statistics in order to rank cities with a population of at least 75,000 based on the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, violent and property crime rates were calculated per 1,000 people in each city.)

DAILY HERALD
— Hinsdale businessman David Andalcio confirmed for RTA post over Democrats’ objections – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: The vote was taken at yesterday’s DuPage County Board meeting. At that meeting, Dick Furstenau and I urged the board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas. The video is at http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=8241&Format=Agenda )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/hinsdale-businessman-confirmed-for-rta-post-over-democrats-objections
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Hinsdale businessman has been named DuPage’s representative on the Regional Transit Authority board, despite strong criticism from most Democrats on the county board. County board members voted 10-5 Tuesday to confirm David Andalcio’s appointment. He fills the seat formerly held by Patrick Durante, whose term ended last month.)
— Today’s racial discrimination – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following demographics that you have, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs discourage you from seeking any kind of government or political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190814/how-important-is-todays-racial-discrimination
— The state’s test of government consolidation in McHenry County could be just the start – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190814/editorial-the-states-test-of-government-consolidation-in-mchenry-county-could-be-just-the-start
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Wauconda officials open to local marijuana dispensaries – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190814/wauconda-officials-open-to-local-marijuana-dispensaries

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Township Consolidation Law may be first of many government reduction efforts – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/township-consolidation/article_1f99cc59-36d4-5517-a59e-933b794dd1d6.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-official-statue-of-liberty-poem-refers-to-europeans-08-14-2019

KHQA
— Adams County considers opting in to recreational marijuana program – Lynsey Whitaker
https://khqa.com/news/local/adams-co-board-talks-revenue-options-for-local-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries

TIMES
— Ottawa, Streator councils will soon decide on recreational marijuana sales Ottawa supportive, Streator undecided – Michael Urbanec and Brent Bader
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/08/13/ottawa-streator-councils-will-soon-decide-on-recreational-marijuana-sales/a6e1fuy/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Social Justice: What Does It Really Mean? – Oliver Perry
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/social-justice-what-does-it-really-mean/

BREITBART
— Eight-in-Ten Democrats Want Easier Migration and Asylum Rules – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/13/four-in-five-democrats-want-easier-migration-and-asylum-rules/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Cuccinelli: No Public Charge Immigrants
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/30810

CNS NEWS
— Brent Bozell: Mass Murder? Blame ‘Conservative Media Stars’ – L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/l-brent-bozell-iii/mass-murder-blame-conservative-media-stars

DAILY CALLER
— Ocasio-Cortez’s Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent, FEC Records Show – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ocasio-cortez-district-fec/

FEDERALIST
— If You’re Not Grateful To The United States, Why Are You Here? Rather than ridicule America’s past, as if the travesties of U.S. history nullify its soaring glories, immigrants and longtime Americans should be grateful for America and its political and cultural traditions. – Casey Chalk (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats highlight immigrants 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.)
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/14/youre-not-grateful-united-states/
— Does The Statue Of Liberty Poem Invalidate U.S. Borders Or Require Giving Welfare To Non-Citizens? – Susanna Hoffman
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/13/statue-liberty-poem-invalidate-u-s-borders-require-giving-welfare-non-citizens/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— WHEN LUXURIES BECOME A HUMAN RIGHT Reflections on Netflix and organic pears. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274560/when-luxuries-become-human-right-daniel-greenfield

TOWNHALL
— Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding the Wicked War on ICE? – Michelle Malkin
https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/08/14/open-borders-inc-whos-funding-the-wicked-war-on-ice-n2551644

NEW YORK TIMES
— Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said. – Jan Hoffman (DIERSEN: I have never used pot or any other illegal drug. All candidates for any kind of office should disclose if they have used pot or any other illegal drug. Use of illegal drugs demonstrates disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/health/drug-screening-adults-teens.html

USA TODAY
— Banning ‘assault rifles’ and large-capacity magazines won’t stop mass shooters – Robert Farago
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/13/dont-ban-assault-rifles-large-capacity-magazines-editorials-debates/2003076001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The ‘Public-Charge’ Ploy A new rule looks like another effort to limit legal immigration. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-public-charge-ploy-11565738249
— FRONT PAGE: Résumés Are Starting to Look Like Instagram—and Sometimes Even Tinder Employers see surge in Gen Z CVs containing photos and illustrations; ‘there’s a freaking bitmoji’ – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: I urge all 10 candidates seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy to post their resumes. Mine is posted at https://gopillinois.com/documents/.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/resumes-are-starting-to-look-like-instagramand-sometimes-even-tinder-11565707364

August 13 Evening Edition

NBC5
— United Tells Pilots No Alcohol for 12 Hours Before Flights Reps for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines said their policies follow the FAA’s current standard of no drinking within eight hours of duty. – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/United-Pilots-Drinking-Alcohol-Rules-12-Hours-540554161.html
— Chicago Casino Sites ‘Not Feasible’ Due to ‘Onerous Tax and Fee Structure,’ Study Shows Casino gambling in Chicago was authorized this year by the General Assembly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-casino-study-location-tax-539801311.html

ABC7
— Chicago casino feasibility study finds ‘onerous’ tax structure would impede profits – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-casino-profits-hampered-by-onerous-tax-structure-study-finds/5464899/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana stores on the Mag Mile? Cannabis companies eye Michigan Avenue, possibly redefining ‘high street’ retail – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-dispensary-michigan-avenue-20190813-t7hf732rs5heza265pu542vzmi-story.html
— Park Ridge officials look to ban recreational marijuana sales — for now – JENNIFER JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-no-cannabis-sales-tl-0815-20190813-nuznng4ryvfnlcv6hcgreq5x4m-story.html
— Proposed Chicago casino unattractive to investors because of ‘onerous’ taxes; South and West side sites wouldn’t draw tourists, says a state-hired consultant – DAN PETRELLA, RYAN ORI, JOHN BYRNE and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-new-chicago-casino-feasibility-report-20190813-pworka5rzffhdme7yscb4e6n6a-story.html
— Rescuing a Chicago casino from Springfield’s greedy tax grab – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-casino-chicago-taxes-consultant-20190813-ilpk2yhm6bf6hpjjtjytjg4mjm-story.html
— What role does ‘toxic masculinity’ play in mass shootings? – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-mass-shooters-dayton-el-paso-toxic-masculinity-page-20190813-cin4sh2iszb7xl5a7hcbvq3i6a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Middle school students must now learn civics, whatever that means Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation requiring a semester of civics. The goal is to teach kids how to be good citizens. But what about their folks? – Phil Kadner (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, “civics” is a) advancing the Democrat Party platform and b) getting rid of Republicans.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/13/20803883/chicago-public-schools-civics-gov-pritzker-civics-legislation-american-history

DAILY HERALD
— Arlington Heights leaders meeting tonight to discuss allowing pot sales (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/arlington-heights-leaders-meeting-tonight-to-discuss-allowing-pot-sales
— OUTSTANDING: Palatine village council still says no to video gambling in town – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/palatine-village-council-still-says-no-to-video-gambling-in-town
— College of DuPage strives to meet new workplace demands – Brian Caputo
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/college-of-dupage-strives-to-meet-new-workplace-demands-

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Urbana taking public comment Monday on allowing sale of recreational pot – Debra Pressey (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/urbana-taking-public-comment-monday-on-allowing-sale-of-recreational/article_b235c388-d2d1-58e3-8c1c-2e9f51e146a3.html

DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb council shows support for pot shops – KELSEY RETTKE (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/13/dekalb-council-shows-support-for-pot-shops/ah5kl39/

HERALD REVIEW
— GOP official Anthony Sarros says Trump banner, flag taken from Illinois State Fair tent – Bernard Schoenburg 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/gop-official-says-trump-banner-flag-taken-from-illinois-state/article_d1bf5014-5987-55c3-be99-4070d5f799c2.html

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— Administration sweeps up undocumented workers while employers escape sanction – Editorial
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-administration-sweeps-up-undocumented-workers-while-employers-escape-sanction/article_90ac74d5-fdef-5503-b667-49644ada3d2a.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Galesburg to talk cannabis businesses next week – Robert Connelly (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20190813/galesburg-to-talk-cannabis-businesses-next-week

LISLE PATCH
— Lisle To Weigh Pros, Cons Of Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries Villagers will talk about whether to allow recreational cannabis dispensaries in Lisle. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://patch.com/illinois/lisle/lisle-weigh-pros-cons-recreational-cannabis-dispensaries

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Analysis: Residents receiving food stamps down 4.1% from last year
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512963348-analysis-residents-receiving-food-stamps-down-4-1-from-last-year

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. What percent of immigrants need public assistance?
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/advocates-oppose-rule-penalizes-immigrants-needing-benefits#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois governor says chairmanship shift for indicted state senator ‘appropriate first step’ – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-governor-says-chairmanship-shift-for-indicted-state-senator-appropriate/article_62168c28-bded-11e9-85ba-87fbf9f38d85.html

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Thomas More Society seeking clients to fight Illinois’ “exceptionally evil” abortion rights law – W.J. Kennedy |
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/513029559-thomas-more-society-seeking-clients-to-fight-illinois-exceptionally-evil-abortion-rights-law

DUPAGE COUNTY
— VIDEO: Du Page County Board Regular Meeting 8/13/2019 10:00 AM (DIERSEN: Today, at this meeting, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=8241&Format=Agenda

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: Planning Session 8-12-19 (DIERSEN: 120+ attended this Wheaton City Council Roosevelt Road Corridor planning session Monday evening August 12, 2019. The 38 attendees who spoke included Jeffery Antonelli who is seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. Several speakers called for stopping any action toward rezoning until the vacancy is filled. 12 of the 38 who spoke were voters in my precinct.) 
https://vimeo.com/353500063

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Two Female Pro-Life Elected Officials (Ives & Sanguinetti) Running Against Each Other for Congress
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/13/two-female-pro-life-elected-officials-running-against-each-other-for-congress/

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Ignore the Illinois Swamp Mr. President and commute Blagojevich’s sentence – DOUG E. IBENDAHL
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14774

CAPITOL FAX
— Rodney Davis to host second public forum with an Eastern Bloc member
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/13/rodney-davis-to-host-second-public-forum-with-an-eastern-bloc-member/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/13/just-one-more-reason-why-we-need-better-security-at-gun-shops/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats tagging Trump as white supremacist a losing strategy – Joseph Curl
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/13/democrats-tagging-trump-as-white-supremacist-a-los/
— House Dems warn foreign governments to ‘cease and desist’ business with Trump properties – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I should cease and desist from sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out and b) that everyone should cease and desist from sending them.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/13/house-dems-warn-foreign-governments-cease-and-desi/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The digital lynching of gay GOP ex-congressman Aaron Schock – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-digital-lynching-of-gay-gop-ex-congressman-aaron-schock

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left creates a hullabaloo over denying green cards to migrants who are public charges – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/the_left_creates_a_hullaballoo_over_denying_green_cards_to_migrants_who_are_public_charges.html

BREITBART
— Promises Kept: Donald Trump Rule Prevents Immigrants from Abusing Welfare – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/12/promises-kept-donald-trump-rule-prevents-immigrants-from-abusing-welfare/
— Leftists Threaten Before Shooting at ICE Facility: ‘We Know Where All Your Children Live’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/13/exclusive-watch-leftists-threaten-before-shooting-at-ice-facility-we-know-where-all-your-children-live/

DAILY CALLER
— After ICE Raids, US Citizens Flock To Jobs – KYLE HOOTEN (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ice-raids-jobs/

GOPUSA
— Hopeful prospective workers flood job fair after illegal aliens removed by ICE raid (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.gopusa.com/hopeful-prospective-workers-flood-job-fair-after-illegal-aliens-removed-by-ice-raid/

TOWNHALL
— Why Are College-educated Whites More Likely to Say Trump is Racist Than Non-college Educated Ones? – Lauren Cooley
https://townhall.com/columnists/laurencooley/2019/08/13/why-are-collegeeducated-whites-more-likely-to-say-trump-is-racist-than-noncollege-educated-ones-n2551591
— Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing to Society – Dennis Prager
https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2019/08/13/meanwhile-this-is-what-lgbtq-organizations-are-doing-to-society-n2551561

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Overreach of LGBTQ Organizations – DENNIS PRAGER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/08/the-overreach-of-lgbtq-organizations/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Lou Dobbs Warns Trump: Your Base “Is Expecting A Wall” By November 2020 – Tim Hains 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/08/13/lou_dobbs_warns_trump_your_base_is_expecting_a_wall.html

THE HILL
— Democrats turn tragedy into politics – MADISON GESIOTTO
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/457145-democrats-turn-tragedy-into-politics
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: O’Rourke promotes hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/457276-orourke-pens-cnn-op-ed-on-el-paso-shooting-in-todays-america-it-was-only-a

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: O’Rourke promotes hatred against Fox News.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/beto-o-rourke-fox-news_n_5d530f62e4b05fa9df05f27a

CNN
— Labor union sues over banning talk of ‘resistance’ or impeachment by federal employees
https://m.cnn.com/en/article/h_9178ebda3310967565771ebcad9c2b6a

ABC NEWS
— Federal workers sue for the right to criticize political candidates – ANNE FLAHERTY
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/federal-workers-sue-criticize-political-candidates/story?id=64950300

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. What percent of immigrants “need public assistance?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/13/trump-just-did-what-republicans-congress-wouldnt-agree/
— Citizens line up for Mississippi jobs but fear the impact of ICE raids – Jonnelle Marte (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/13/citizens-line-up-mississippi-jobs-fear-ice-raids-impact-immigrants/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgustingly, outrageously, and tragically, the Republican Party lets people hold leadership position who reject much, most, if not virtually all of the Republican Party platform. The aforesaid, their operatives, and their dupes in the Illinois Republican Party, in the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee work extremely hard against me. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/08/13/daily-202-new-polls-identify-fault-lines-inside-the-gop-over-trump-s-immigration-agenda-and-treatment-of-asylum-seekers/5d52373988e0fa79e5481f55/

BOSTON GLOBE
— Officials: Don’t get high on a boat – Dan Adams
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/07/29/officials-don-get-high-and-boat/sJVDNmEe0B6ctpV7KLuq4J/story.html

USA TODAY
— Job fair after ICE raids: Here’s who showed up for Koch Foods plant jobs – Justin Vicory (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/12/ms-ice-raids-koch-foods-job-fair-forest-who-how-many-applied/1990473001/

AMERICA JESUIT REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs get church leaders to deplore ‘public charge’ rule change to legal immigration.
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/08/13/church-leaders-deplore-public-charge-rule-change-legal-immigration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs get church leaders to “commit to helping asylum seekers at the southern border.”
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/08/13/knights-columbus-commit-helping-asylum-seekers-southern-border

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Base of Support Is Receptive to His Hard Line on Immigration Among Republicans and Republican-leaning Americans, support for a path to legal status has dropped, Pew poll finds – Jesse Naranjo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-base-of-support-is-receptive-to-his-hard-line-on-immigration-11565701632

MEDIA POST
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Boomers Return To The High Times – George Simpson (DIERSEN: How are you different from others? I have never used pot and I never will use pot.)
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/339082/boomers-return-to-the-high-times.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Measured edibles will reintroduce THC to the sex, drugs and rock-and-roll generation — who, by and large, gave up smoking dope as they had kids and moved up the career ladder. I am already surrounded by seniors who get high when they go to concerts, movies or even just watch the sunset. I know younger folks who microdose in preparation for everything from writing a PowerPoint to boarding a plane. I am fully cognizant of the argument that you should only get high on life and that using THC is an escapist crutch to avoid reality. But as edibles (and soon drinkables) spread across the nation, it will be a huge improvement over those who abuse alcohol and become unbearably boorish. I can’t wait to be one toke over the line, sweet Jesus (again).)

VERGE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DRINK UP, STONERS Big Alcohol is pouring billions into the drinkable marijuana market. But is that how anybody wants to get high? – Amanda Chicago Lewis (DIERSEN: How are you different from others? I have never used pot and I never will use pot.)
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/18639829/weed-beer-drinkable-marijuana-cannabis-drinks-alcohol

INQUISITR
— Donald Trump Banners, Yard Signs, Other Paraphernalia Stolen From Republican Booth At Illinois State Fair – Aaron Homer
https://www.inquisitr.com/5580037/donald-trump-banners-yard-signs-other-paraphernalia-stolen-from-republican-booth-at-illinois-state-fair/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Union Sues to Give Federal Employees the Right to Talk ‘Impeachment’ and ‘Resistance’ The American Federation of Government Employees argues the Office of Special Counsel violated the First Amendment with guidance on using those terms. – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2019/08/union-sues-give-federal-employees-right-talk-impeachment-and-resistance/159151/

GAO
— GAO’s Professional Development Program – Watchdogs in Training (DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinated did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $33,591/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $60,001/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)
https://blog.gao.gov/2019/08/13/gaos-professional-development-program-watchdogs-in-training/

MEXICO NEWS DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against America.
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/growing-hostility-against-mexicans-in-us/

August 13 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— 120+ attend Wheaton City Council Roosevelt Road Corridor planning session Monday evening August 12, 2019. The 38 attendees who spoke included Jeffery Antonelli who is seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. Several speakers called for stopping any action toward rezoning until the vacancy is filled. 12 of the 38 who spoke were voters in my precinct. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Smaller township road districts face elimination after consolidation bill signed into law for Lake, McHenry counties – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-link-township-legislation-st-0813-20190812-5j67vkkb6veq7nweogrn34mibu-story.html
— Will Illinois law allow a proposed Chicago casino to make enough money? Mayor Lori Lightfoot isn’t sure – Juan Perez Jr.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-chicago-casino-feasability-study-remarks-20190813-e44d54n7drdcldyvnskxa6gvxy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/12/20802164/immigration-green-cards-visa-rule-trump-administration-sun-times-editorial
— Lightfoot cracks down on absenteeism and abuse of family leave among city workers In the coming months, Lightfoot said she plans to issue a new policy “that codifies and clarifies” the city’s policies. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat coworkers and Democrat subordinates took far more sick days than I did.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/8/12/20802628/chicago-absenteeism-family-leave-abuse-crackdown-mayor-lori-lightfoot

DAILY HERALD
— At least one Democrat wants to challenge Grant in House Dist. 42 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190812/at-least-one-democrat-wants-to-challenge-grant-in-house-dist-42

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Solving suburbs’ vicious property tax cycle benefits all How to interrupt and ultimately reverse the pattern is a complex question. Here are two steps that would help. – ERIN ALEMAN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/forum-ideas-housing/solving-suburbs-vicious-property-tax-cycle-benefits-all
— In suburbs, spiral of decline becomes homeowners’ burden Many in Chicago suburbs face collapsing home values and soaring property taxes. The predicament stems from years of business and job losses, globalization and strained municipal finances. – CASEY TONER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-housing/suburbs-spiral-decline-becomes-homeowners-burden
— College consulting industry takes off despite scandals Recent incidents involving parents gaming the system to get aid and admissions for their college-bound students haven’t quelled the lucrative business. – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that degrees from non-Ivy League universities like NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT are worthless.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/college-consulting-industry-takes-despite-scandals
— Illinois Democrats worry about state census count The local lawmakers in the U.S. congressional delegation signed a letter expressing concern that officials are relying on the internet rather than field staff to count hard-to-reach residents. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: How many illegals have Illinois Democrats and Illinois RINOs planted in your neighborhood, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-democrats-worry-about-state-census-count

WBBM
— Illinois Republican Party Does Not Want Commutation For Blagojevich – CRAIG DELLIMORE
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/illinois-republican-party-does-not-want-commutation-blagojevich

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— McSweeney wants Illinois to reinstate the death penalty
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/state-legislator-wants-illinois-to-reinstate-the-death-penalty/article_df4dd9cf-33dc-5571-9d42-628b5d325050.html
— Bustos leading Democrats’ campaign committee feeling heat from within – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/feeling-the-heat-from-within/article_25f680b4-cdb7-5359-b485-0a59141f5016.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Illinois adds chronic pain, migraines to qualifying conditions for medical marijuana – Dean Olsen (DIERSEN: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.) 
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190812/illinois-adds-chronic-pain-migraines-to-qualifying-conditions-for-medical-marijuana

OUR QUAD CITIES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana industry growing in Rock Island – Grace Runkel
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/marijuana-industry-growing-in-rock-island/

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Winnebago County State’s Attorney Preparing For New Marijuana Law – GUY STEPHENS 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/winnebago-county-states-attorney-preparing-new-marijuana-law

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Town of Normal leaders are drafting regulations for marijuana sales – Munashe Kwangwari
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/town-of-normal-leaders-are-drafting-regulations-for-marijuana-sales/

WSIL TV
— Williamson County Commissioner candidate pushes for 2nd Amendment sanctuary county – Elizabeth Taylor
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40907546/williamson-county-commissioner-candidate-pushes-for-2nd-amendment-sanctuary-county

KFVS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: New Ill. legislation allows registered students to take medical marijuana at or before school activities; adds to medical cannabis program – Amber Ruch
https://www.kfvs12.com/2019/08/12/new-ill-legislation-allows-registered-students-take-medical-marijuana-or-before-school-activities-adds-medical-cannabis-program/

FOX NEWS
— Hatred for Trump is what truly unites 2020 Democrats – But they’re playing a dangerous game – Arnon Mishkin
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/arnon-mishkin-trump-2020-democrats
— Top New York Times editor holds town hall tied to Trump headline drama – Joseph A. Wulfsohn 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/nyt-top-editor-publisher-hold-town-hall-meeting-to-calm-staff-after-trump-headline-drama-report

AMERICAN THINKER
— Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Workers Most – Spencer P. Morrison
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/illegal_immigration_hurts_black_workers_most.html
— Why Are You Relinquishing Your Birthright to the Democrats? – Eileen F. Toplansky
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/why_are_you_relinquishing_your_birthright_to_the_democrats.html
— The evidence is clear: Donald Trump is not a racist – Lauri B. Regan
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/the_evidence_is_clear_donald_trump_is_not_a_racist.html

BREITBART
— Jeff Bezos’ WaPo: ICE Raids Are ‘Cruel,’ Businesses Need Illegal Alien Workers – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/12/jeff-bezos-wapo-ice-raids-are-cruel-businesses-need-illegal-alien-workers/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Maybe It’s The Jews Next’: MSNBC Hosts Keep Comparing Trump To Hitler – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/12/msnbc-hosts-trump-hitler/

FEDERALIST
— Does The Statue Of Liberty Poem Invalidate U.S. Borders Or Require Giving Welfare To Non-Citizens? – Susanna Hoffman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use immigrants to destroy Republicans.)
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/13/statue-liberty-poem-invalidate-u-s-borders-require-giving-welfare-non-citizens/
— Why Mass Illegal Immigration Probably Costs More Than You’ve Been Told Illegal immigration may look good for the economy on the surface, but a deeper look reveals exorbitant costs that disproportionately hurt some of the worst-off in America. – Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/13/mass-illegal-immigration-probably-costs-youve-told/

NEWS BUSTERS
— CNN’s Cuomo Threatens to Throw Trump Supporter Down Flight of Stairs – Nicholas Fondacaro 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2019/08/12/video-cnns-cuomo-threatens-throw-trump-supporter-down-flight

THE HILL
— Suburbs spell trouble for Trump – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: Do you live in a suburb? Who is speaking up for Trump in your suburb?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/457176-the-memo-suburbs-spell-trouble-for-trump

POLITICO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot pushing journalists.
https://www.politicopro.com/federal/cannabis?cid=promkt_19q3_statepb_cannabis_launch

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/us/politics/trump-immigration-policy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s claim that he supports legal immigration turns out to be a lie.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-claim-that-he-supports-legal-immigration-turns-out-to-be-a-lie/2019/08/12/66f09920-bd32-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump administration ramps up its war on legal immigration.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/trump-administration-ramps-up-its-war-legal-immigration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those who are Trump-supporters, citizens of America, White, male, older, non-poor, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/13/danger-vilifying-poor-immigrants/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against those who do not hate Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/evangelicals-arent-turned-off-by-trumps-first-term–theyre-delighted-by-it/2019/08/11/3911bc88-a990-11e9-a3a6-ab670962db05_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Hate crimes are on the rise. What does it take to get state governments to respond? We were surprised by our findings.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/13/hate-crimes-are-rise-what-does-it-take-get-state-governments-respond/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/05/el-paso-shooting-open-season-on-hispanics-thanks-to-trump-column/1917590001/
— A criminal background doesn’t have to be a barrier to employment – Johnny C. Taylor Jr. (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, because of Democrats and because of RINOs, being the following are barriers to employment: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2019/08/13/having-past-criminal-conviction-doesnt-have-barrier-ask-hr/1961013001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Primary Advantage: No Real Competition Lack of a serious primary-season challenge would allow the president to avoid the kind of bruising battle that has hurt other incumbents – Gerald Sein (DIERSEN: Republican incumbents should expect that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who falsely claim to be Republican will recruit primary challengers 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.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-big-advantage-no-serious-challenge-from-within-11565618460
— ‘Stop Mugging Grandma’ Review: Defying the Boomer Bashers – Daniel Akst (DIERSEN: Are you a baby boomer? While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, they focused on getting rid of GAO employees who were baby boomers, and especially those who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stop-mugging-grandma-review-defying-the-boomer-bashers-11565651816

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, employers discriminate against their employees who do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://fortune.com/2019/08/13/lgbt-workplace-discrimination-protections/

August 12 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Please join me 10:00 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the DuPage County Board meeting, and urge the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in its unincorporated areas. AGENDA: http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=14&ID=8566&Inline=True – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— New Trump administration rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/new-rules-can-deny-green-cards-for-immigrants-on-food-stamps/5462110/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Law
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/12/gov-pritzker-signs-bill-expansion-of-medical-marijuana-law/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— While Chicago jumps on the ethics reform bandwagon, General Assembly rules remain lax. Where’s the outrage? – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-ethics-tom-cullerton-madigan-mcqueary-20190812-j4vohqs5zbhybp3xgzkbe5mld4-story.html
— Residents question whether video gaming belongs in La Grange – HANK BECKMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-video-gaming-reaction-tl-0815-20190812-btb673w4ojbzpar3ofk5dnmkqq-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: New law broadens access to medical marijuana, makes state program permanent – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-medical-marijuana-bill-signing-20190812-fiia7khp2ndn5lf35cdzrwperq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker makes medical marijuana program permanent, adds list of new conditions – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/8/12/20802391/pritzker-makes-medical-marijuana-program-permanent-adds-list-new-conditions

DAILY HERALD
— State Rep. McSweeney’s next consolidation target: school districts – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190812/state-rep-mcsweeneys-next-consolidation-target-school-districts
— Convoy of historic military vehicles heading to Cantigny – Jeff Reiter
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190812/convoy-of-historic-military-vehicles-heading-to-cantigny
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190811/suburban-muslims-mark-eid-celebration-with-prayers-sacrifice

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Back from Central America, Chuy Garcia rips Trump The only Latino in Illinois’ congressional delegation accuses Trump of “enabling white supremacy” in El Paso, and says the president’s plans to keep immigrants out actually will attract more. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) promote hatred against Trump and b) promote illegal immigration.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/back-central-america-chuy-garcia-rips-trump

ILLINOIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
— Recreational Marijuana and its Impact on the Illinois Workplace Examined – August 20 at COD
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egf19j1z5357391e&llr=omjkt4dab

DUPAGE COUNTY PREVENTION LEADERSHIP TEAM
— Marijuana Policy Workshop – September 11 
https://files.constantcontact.com/4b1e868c001/f1788368-98f3-47c1-99f0-6d06bfb76c3a.pdf

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Wise and Honest Candidates Needed – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/08/wise-and-honest-candidates-needed/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— URL DISPUTE IN 6TH CD GOP PRIMARY HEATS UP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/dispute-in-6th-cd-primary-.html
— THORNER: FOURTH ‘SQUAD’ MEMBER AYANNA PRESSLEY HAS CHICAGO CONNECTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/thorner-fourth-squad-member-ayanna-pressley-has-chicago-connections.html
— CA DMV DISCOVERS 84,000 DUPLICATE VOTER REGISTRATIONS. HOW MANY IN IL?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/ca-dmv-discovers-84000-duplicate-voter-registrations-how-many-in-il.html
— ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO STUDY IDENTIFIED LGBT HISTORICAL FIGURES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/illinois-public-schools-history-to-include-lgbt-.html
— TRUMP ANNOUNCES PLANS TO ENFORCE LONG-IGNORED POLICY BANNING WELFARE FOR NON-CITIZENS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/trump-announces-plans-to-enforce-long-ignored-policy-banning-welfare-for-non-citizens.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Curran says he will be “Tier One” candidate against Durbin
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/curran-says-he-will-be-tier-one-candidate-against-durbin/
— Illinois Municipal League wants some medical patients to register with the police
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/iml-wants-some-medical-patients-to-register-with-the-police/
— It’s not enough to just say you want transparency, governor
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/its-not-enough-to-just-say-you-want-transparency-governor/
— Edgar tees off on Eastern Bloc
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/edgar-tees-off-on-eastern-bloc/

AMERICAN THINKER
— What Kind of Rhetoric Causes the Shooting of Whites? – Selwyn Duke
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/what_kind_of_rhetoric_causes_the_shooting_of_whites_.html

BREITBART
— Public Charge: Self-Sufficient Immigrants Proficient in English Favored for Green Cards – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/12/public-charge-favors-self-sufficiency/
— Bette Midler Defends Scaramucci: We All Know Trump Is a ‘Racist, White Supremacist Nutjob’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/12/bette-midler-defends-scaramucci-we-all-know-trump-racist-white-supremacist-nutjob/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Red-Flag Gun Control Warnings, Really? – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/red-flag-gun-control-warnings-really/

DAILY WIRE
— NYT Is Trying To Link Mainstream Conservatism To White Supremacy – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/50522/shapiro-nyt-trying-link-mainstream-conservatism-daily-wire

PJ MEDIA
— 7 Times MSNBC Hosts Compared Trump to Hitler … in July – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/7-times-msnbc-hosts-compared-trump-to-hitler-in-july/
— Ilhan Omar Falsely Claims That ‘White Men’ Are Greater Threat Than Jihadis – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/ilhan-omar-falsely-claims-that-white-men-are-greater-threat-than-jihadis/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Unhinged MSNBCers Keep Comparing Trump to Hitler – Geoffrey Dickens 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2019/08/09/cant-stop-wont-stop-unhinged-msnbcers-keep-comparing-trump

TOWNHALL
— Beto: Let’s Face It, It’s ‘Really Hard’ Not To Consider All Trump Voters Racists – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/08/12/beto-lets-face-it-its-really-hard-not-to-consider-all-trump-voters-racists-n2551492

THE HILL
— A Trump-hater says “GOP’s disregard for venomous Trump rhetoric against Latinos is inexcusable.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/457155-gops-disregard-for-venomous-trump-rhetoric-against-latinos-is-inexcusable
— A Trump-hater says “For-profit immigration detention centers are a national scandal.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/457067-for-profit-immigration-detention-centers-are-a-national-scandal

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Anger at being labeled racist is the new ‘cultural anxiety’ for Trump supporters.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/12/anger-being-labeled-racist-is-new-cultural-anxiety-trump-supporters/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A guide to the ugly ideology we’re up against, and how politicians like Trump spread it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/guide-ugly-ideology-were-up-against-how-politicians-like-trump-spread-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Most Americans have rejected Trump’s xenophobia.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/americans-have-rejected-trumps-xenophobia-mostly/

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Democrats move to the extreme on immigration – Alfonso Aguilar 
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Democrats-move-to-the-extreme-on-immigration-14296558.php

FORTUNE
— 2020 Candidates Focus on Criminal Justice, White Supremacy at Forum Before Black Journalists Convention – Melanie Eversley
https://fortune.com/2019/08/12/2020-candidates-debate-nabj/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How Frail Elders Will Pay For Trump’s New Anti-Immigrant Rules.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2019/08/12/how-frail-elders-will-pay-for-trumps-new-anti-immigrant-rules/#6fecfbd25b44