December 14 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— 175+ attend outstanding Krishna Bansal 11th Congressional District campaign kick-off rally at the Bolingbrook Golf Club Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2019. Speakers included Chirico, DeMonte, Grogan, Ives, Jani, Keller, Kuma, Schneider, and Senger. Attendees included Anderson, Balich, Carlyle, Coyne, Edmier, Felice, George, Hanson, Hois, Holder, Jorgensen, Kelly, Lauzen, Lawlor, McCluskey, Mitchell, Rilley, Ruhl, Schultz, Simone, Vician, Ward, Yurgaitis, and Zahm. The host committee included many of the aforesaid plus Batinick, Caprio, Claar, Daily, Hartwell, Hunt, Mervine, Nathwani, Pearson, Sharma, Wheeler, and Wehrli. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

NBC5
— OUTSTANDING: Indiana Resisting Marijuana Trend of Neighboring States – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/indiana-resisting-marijuana-trend-of-neighboring-states/2189249/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Indiana resisting marijuana trend of neighboring states – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-in–marijuana-indiana-20191214-story.html
— Public input sought on applicants for DuPage judge vacancy
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-digest-st-1215-20191213-3g5iwlpqsvcv7lirvpsubuls7q-story.html
— Precinct closures harming voter turnout in Georgia, analysis finds – MARK NIESSE AND NICK THIEME (DIERSEN: The closing of the polling place in the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 building at 130 West Park Avenue in Wheaton has harmed the voter turnout in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-georgia-precincts-turnout-20191214-story.html
— DuPage Forest Preserve District Board’s lack of transparency and decorum ‘disturbing’ – MARILYN L. SCHWEITZER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-guest-column-st-1215-20191214-nfiw4a7g45hdvefi5rg2ae52zi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— The suburbs’ fateful role in three presidential impeachments Lawmakers’ remarks in 1974, 1998, 2019 may sound a lot alike – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191214/the-suburbs-fateful-role-in-three-presidential-impeachments

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois Statehouse Republicans not facing much backlash – Rich Miller
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/miller-illinois-statehouse-republicans-not-facing-much-backlash/article_bc8b0bc2-1e3b-5cb9-a269-40dbd371f8cc.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI settles free-speech lawsuit with students involved in incident at 2017 Trump protest – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/ui-settles-free-speech-lawsuit-with-students-involved-in-incident/article_2668d44e-6862-5376-9dba-c5e09ec90605.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— McSweeney says he’s a bipartisan corruption fighter – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191214/statehouse-insider-mcsweeney-says-hes-bipartisan-corruption-fighter

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Syverson denies Hard Rock Casino Rockford advocacy was improper – Jeff Kolkey
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191214/syverson-denies-hard-rock-casino-rockford-advocacy-was-improper

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— To clean up state government, Pritzker must stand up to Madigan – Brett Rowland
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/to-clean-up-state-government-pritzker-must-stand-up-to/article_c383d9c2-1ccd-11ea-ab82-b32e6be14b30.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Safety on road, pot an unlikely couple – Editorial
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-safety-on-road-pot-an-unlikely-couple/article_ecbb3520-a321-502c-adc8-ffa50e5c3405.html
— Here’s how Decatur police are preparing to test for drivers impaired by cannabis – Analisa Trofimuk 
https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/here-s-how-decatur-police-are-preparing-to-test-for/article_dee2687e-089a-5337-99a2-f82170edeced.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: NDAA Conference Committee Finishes Work & Passes House
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/14/il-14-ndaa-conference-committee-finishes-work-passes-house/ 
— Wilcox Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/14/wilcox-reports-26/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fires Back at Republican Swamp in Illinois *Update: 2nd Video*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/il-14-catalina-lauf-fires-back-at-republican-swamp-in-illinois/

BREITBART
— 17,000 Brazilian Migrants Cross Border in Single Texas City in FY2019 – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/12/14/report-17000-brazilian-migrants-cross-in-single-texas-city-in-fy2019/

THE HILL
— Anti-impeachment Democrat poised to switch parties – SCOTT WONG, MIKE LILLIS AND RACHEL FRAZIN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/474587-anti-impeachment-democrat-poised-to-switch-parties-reports

MOTLEY FOOL
— Older Workers Are Being Pushed Out of Their Jobs, and It’s a Problem Many employees find themselves out of work or underemployed as they age, which could spell trouble for their retirement. – Maurie Backman
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/12/14/older-workers-are-being-pushed-out-of-their-jobs-a.aspx

December 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–trump-impeachment-20191214-story.html
— Wisconsin judge orders 234,000 voter registrations tossed because they did not respond to mailer within 30 days – AP (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls in your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-wisconsin-voter-registration-20191214-dohm6efv2jamnjgaz6kinngyyq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— What happens in Illinois politics when ultra-rich, anti-tax activists sit on the sidelines Neither the House nor Senate Republican caucuses are experiencing major backlash over the fact that large numbers of their members voted to raise taxes. – Tom McNamee 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/13/21021201/illinois-politics-tax-hikes-springfield-bruce-rauner-ken-griffin-richard-uihlein-rich-miller
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For the past few election cycles, pressure from powerful and/or well-funded groups and individuals would’ve scared any Republican incumbent away from such votes. But former Gov. Bruce Rauner and his vindictive checking account have faded into the sunset. The multi-million-dollar money pipeline from wealthy Republican activist Richard Uihlein to Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC has been shut off. And, except for the $2 million he gave Bill Daley to run for mayor of Chicago earlier this year, Illinois’ richest resident Ken Griffin has been mostly quiet. Those three men contributed over $200 million to campaigns since late 2013. That’s a whole lot of cash to put the fear into anyone who crosses them. And it’s why almost all of the Republicans who voted for the 2017 tax hike and the override of Rauner’s veto decided not to run again, lest they be primaried to death. But those rich folks are mainly on the sidelines today.)

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County voter registration drive nets high school students (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at students, and at everyone else, a) that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK member, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all and b) that students, and everyone else, should vote for Democrats to punish Trump.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191213/mchenry-county-voter-registration-drive-nets-high-school-students
— Harvest church parking lot now off limits for Rolling Meadows pot shop – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: If the sale of pot is going to be legal in your municipality, township/ward, and/or county, what are Republican elected officials doing to discourage the sale of pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191213/harvest-church-parking-lot-now-off-limits-for-rolling-meadows-pot-shop

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Tussle over who can sell marijuana here goes down to the wire The Black Caucus wants to delay the launch date of selling pot, pointing out that existing dispensaries are getting a head start at the expense of minorities who have been historically locked out and criminalized in the business. – A.D. QUIG (DIERSEN: Historically, what percent of pot has been a) sold by minorities and b) smoked my minorities?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/tussle-over-who-can-sell-marijuana-here-goes-down-wire

HERALD NEWS
— Bolingbrook’s S&P credit rating jumps to ‘all-time high’ – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/12/13/bolingbrooks-sp-credit-rating-jumps-to-all-time-high/as46nlu/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a message to Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, former state Sen. Kirk Dillard said, “Not an easy designation to get in a state like Illinois with its well documented fiscal woes.”)

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Local Democrats mingle with constituents as they hope for strong showing (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/12/13/local-democrats-mingle-with-constituents-as-they-hope-for-strong-showing-in-2020/ae117nj

JOURNAL COURIER
— Cannabis concerns, benefits discussed at forum – Marco Cartolano
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Cannabis-concerns-benefits-discussed-at-forum-14906426.php

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Are lobbyists such bad guys? – Jim Nowlan (DIERSEN: By definition, lobbyists are paid for what they do. I have never been a lobbyist because I have never been paid to lobby. To call me a lobbyist is to charge me with failing to register as being a lobbyist. SEE: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/lobbyist/lobintro.html ) 
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-are-lobbyists-such-bad-guys/article_932c1148-1df1-11ea-a61a-8b03af59eb24.html/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The term derives from those who hung around the lobbies outside the chambers of Congress back in the day of Abraham Lincoln, seeking to nab a lawmaker to persuade him to vote for or against the interests represented by the lobbyist. A lobbyist is an advocate, just as a lawyer is for his client. In the early 1990s, I was head of a statewide business group; half my job was to lobby. I was absolutely terrible at the job, which I left after just three years. An analyst by nature, I was always trying to see the merits and weaknesses of all sides of an argument. Wrong-o, when it comes to lobbying, where passionate advocacy of a client’s interests is the only position to take. Complex legislative bodies couldn’t function without lobbyists. In Illinois, 6,000 or so bills are introduced every biennial session. Lobbyists (I’d guess a third of whom are women today) distill often complex bills into understandable chunks of information. They also convey, importantly, just how intensely their clients’ memberships feel about an issue, helpful to a lawmaker seeking re-election.)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump calls impeachment vote ‘an embarrassment’ to nation – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/amid-impeachment-vote-giuliani-visits-white-house/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Millions Of Students Are Vaping – RICHARD HARRIS 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/millions-students-are-vaping#stream/0

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want Blacks to be pot pushers. Historically, what percent of pot has been a) sold by Blacks and b) smoked my Blacks?
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/freeway-rick-ross-advice-to-black-chicagoans-heading-into-the-legal-marijuana-business-dont-sell-out/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Congressional candidate Kinzler speaks out for pension reform – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/520637834-congressional-candidate-kinzler-speaks-out-for-pension-reform

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Illinois Lawmakers Gift Us More Drugs and Gambling
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/12/spotlight-illinois-lawmakers-gift-us-more-drugs-and-gambling/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Majority Does Not Determine Morality – Dr. Michael L. Brown 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/the-majority-does-not-determine-morality/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Melania Trump spox says Greta Thunberg fair game: Barron ‘not an activist who travels the globe’ – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I am “fair game” a) because I refuse to serve as their operative or as their dupe and/or b) because I promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/13/stephanie-grisham-says-greta-thunberg-fair-game-ba/
— Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat – AP (DIERSEN: If you ran for a government or political office, who would work the hardest against you and what would they use against you? I should write a book about those who would work the hardest against me and what they would use against me if I ran for a government or political office.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/13/rapper-scarface-in-runoff-for-houston-city-council/
— Influx of asylum seekers overwhelms Portland, Maine – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/13/influx-of-asylum-seekers-overwhelms-portland-maine/

GOPUSA
— Michelle Obama on George W. Bush friendship: ‘Our values are the same’ (DIERSEN: From what I see, her values include getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81120

NEWSMAX
— Koch Group Touts House Passage of Farm Workers Bill – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/americans-for-prosperity-farm-workers-bill/2019/12/13/id/945826/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— House Democrats Pass Farm Bill Aimed At Granting Amnesty To Illegal Aliens
https://www.oann.com/house-democrats-pass-farm-bill-aimed-at-granting-amnesty-to-illegal-aliens/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Four women have formed the “Conservative Squad” to challenge the ultra liberal and socialist policies of “The Squad.” – AP
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/12/14/four-women-have-formed-the-conservative-squad-to-challenge-the-ultra-liberal-and-socialist-policies-of-the-squad

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Biden: Boris Johnson Won Despite Being Trump’s ‘Physical and Emotional Clone’ because Labour Moved Too Far Left – Tobias Hoonhout
https://news.yahoo.com/biden-boris-johnson-won-despite-143636567.html
— Trump’s Effort to Fight Campus Anti-Semitism Is No War on Free Speech – JONATHAN S. TOBIN (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b)  that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/trumps-effort-to-fight-campus-anti-semitism-is-no-war-on-free-speech/

THE HILL
— Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/474550-trump-scramble-to-rack-up-accomplishments-gives-conservatives-heartburn?rnd=1576284549/
— Michelle Obama encourages Greta Thunberg after Trump attack: ‘Ignore the doubters’ – MORGAN GSTALTER
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/474413-michelle-obama-encourages-greta-thunberg-after-trump-attacks
— Trump is threatening to boycott the debates — here’s how to make sure he shows up – JOE CONCHA
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/474516-trump-is-threatening-to-boycott-the-debates-heres-how-to-make-sure-he

YAHOO NEWS
— Trump is considering boycotting the 2020 general election debates
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-considering-boycotting-2020-general-191030379.html

CBS BALTIMORE
— 12 States, Including Maryland (and Illinois), Hope To Block Trump’s Executive Order On Refugee Resettlement
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/12/13/refugee-resettlement-brief-maryland-trump-frosh/

NEW YORK TIMES
— JPMorgan Chase C.E.O. Jamie Dimon Says It Needs to Do More to Tackle Racism The comments came days after The New York Times published a report detailing allegations of racism at branches of JPMorgan in the Phoenix area. – Aimee Ortiz (DIERSEN: Will Dimon have JPMorgan do what the federal government does? The federal government gets rid of its employees who do not promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/business/Jamie-Dimon-racism-chase.html
— Wisconsin Judge Says State Must Purge 200,000 Voter Registrations The decision, which was derided by Democrats, comes in a fight to win Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election. – Monica Davey and Mitch Smith (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls in your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/us/wisconsin-voter-rolls-purge.html
— G.O.P. Senators Flood the Exits in N.Y., and Party Woes Deepen In the last two weeks, four Republican state senators have said they will step down in 2020, giving Democrats hope of winning a supermajority. – Jesse McKinley
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/nyregion/senate-republicans-ny.html
— Labour’s Crushing Loss in Britain Adds to ‘Too Far Left?’ Debate in U.S. Centrist Democrats portrayed Boris Johnson’s victory as a warning sign for the American election. Progressives said there were few similarities between the two political races. – Katie Glueck and Thomas Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/us/politics/britain-labour-elections-democrats.html

NEW YORK POST
— Why Boris Johnson’s huge win has big echoes for America – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/12/13/why-boris-johnsons-huge-win-has-big-echoes-for-america/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How the 1% Scrubs Its Image Online Prominent figures from Jacob Gottlieb to Betsy DeVos got help from a reputation management firm that can bury image-sensitive Google results by placing flattering content on websites that masquerade as news outlets – Rachael Levy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, everything posted on www.gopillinois.com is fake except for what they say is not fake.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-1-scrubs-its-image-online-11576233000

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Precinct closures harm voter turnout in Georgia, AJC analysis finds – Mark Niesse and Nick Thieme (DIERSEN: The closing of the of the polling place in the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 building at 130 West Park in Wheaton has harmed the voter turnout in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.) 
https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/precinct-closures-harm-voter-turnout-georgia-ajc-analysis-finds/11sVcLyQCHuQRC8qtZ6lYP/

TENNESSEAN
— Party affiliation should not interfere with our constitutional right to vote – Natalie Widmer (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county, what percent of the voters cast Republican ballots in primary elections, but then vote for Democrats in general elections?) 
https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2019/12/14/tennesseans-voter-rights-shouldnt-limited/2640995001/

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— San Diego grappling with illegally placed election signs as March primary approaches – DAVID GARRICK
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/san-diego/story/2019-12-13/san-diego-grappling-with-illegally-placed-election-signs-as-march-primary-approaches

CENTRAL MAINE
— Trump campaign files signatures for Maine primary ballot in March The president’s re-election campaign turns in signatures Friday from registered Maine voters calling for the president’s name to appear on the state’s primary election ballot. – SCOTT THISTLE
https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/12/13/trump-campaign-files-signatures-for-maine-primary-ballot-in-march/

YAHOO FINANCE
— Reminding people of historical injustice can undermine support for equity policies, say Laurier researchers (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, if you are Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have disgustingly benefitted from their disgusting discrimination against minorities, women, and the poor. Democrats would be overjoyed if Republicans were required to wear badges that give the number of years that their ancestors have been in America. The more years, the more that those Republicans would be punished.)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/reminding-people-historical-injustice-undermine-133000584.html

JD SUPRA
— 20 Steps To Avoid Employment Lawsuits (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government always treated me like they wanted me to sue them. They wanted me to charge them with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They knew that would help them hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/20-steps-to-avoid-employment-lawsuits-49509/

December 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Impeachment vote: House committee approves charges against President Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-committee-approves-impeachment-charges-against-trump/5751475/
— First lady appears to condone Trump’s criticism of Greta Thunberg – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/first-lady-appears-to-condone-trumps-criticism-of-thunberg/5753166/

CBS2
— As Marijuana Soon Becomes Legal In Illinois, Medical Users Fear Shortage, More Rising Prices – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/13/as-marijuana-soon-becomes-legal-in-illinois-medical-users-fear-shortage-more-rising-prices/
— Joliet Township Job Ad Asked For Applicants Who ‘Voted In A Democratic Primary Election’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/12/joliet-township-job-ad-asked-for-applicants-who-voted-in-a-democratic-primary-election/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Black Caucus chairman may try forcing City Council vote to stall recreational marijuana sales till July – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-chicago-marijuana-alderman-ervin-delay-vote-20191213-dkwdvtnovbd3zjjxxup2u5thhm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Head shops come out of the shadows as weed becomes legal – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-head-shops-preparing-for-recreational-marijuana-20191213-4kk7sn4pdvfv3mdg7somlqqgyy-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Lincolnshire trustees vote down recreational marijuana dispensaries in the village, advocacy groups offer up praise for the decision – KAITLIN EDQUIST
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnshire/ct-lsr-marijuana-dispensaries-vote-tl-1219-20191213-csby53logvf25l2lm4k53gkqk4-story.html
— Illinois, here comes recreational marijuana — and a haze of confusion – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-legal-recreational-weed-confusion-20191213-z2svvuuegrclrdzs7i3l36nvzm-story.html
— When taxpayers trust Springfield … Part 6: A motto for the Fair Tax: ‘Would we ever break a promise to you?’ – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-fair-tax-jb-pritzker-madigan-illinois-20191213-4kpcxz7i3jgkzmvwurvpogkyuy-story.html
— Democrats impeachment of Donald Trump is way too thin, like butter scraped over too much bread – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-donald-trump-impeachment-democrats-kass-20191214-wd2jk33ibfdvhlf534b3gfgx2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago’s March primary will feature 17 contested races for Democratic Party committeeperson People might not know why the party post is important. But the candidates who are running say they see it as a way to be more inclusive and maybe make a statement about corruption, too. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/13/21020974/chicago-march-primary-cook-county-democratic-party-committeeperson-contested-races
— Black Caucus chair again threatens vote on plan to delay recreational pot sales until July 1 Ald. Jason Ervin said he is still seeking a “decent level of ownership” in an industry that currently lacks owners of color in Illinois. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/13/21021052/illinois-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-black-caucus-jason-ervin-sales
— House to impeach Trump next week: Takeaways as vote and Senate trial looms To dilute GOP “coastal elite” charges, Speaker Pelosi wants geographic diversity in her House prosecutor picks, putting Illinois Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi in play. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/13/21021152/trump-impeachment-house-prosecutors-senate-trial-pelosi-raja-sweet
— Show up for those committee meetings, aldermen, or vote on nothing Legislation should not be decided by a handful of aldermen while everybody else plays hooky. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/13/21005018/chicago-aldermenl-committee-meetings-quorum-attendance-sun-times-editorial

WBBM 780
— Evanston Receiving National Attention From Decision To Use Pot Sales Tax To Fund Local Reparations Program (DIERSEN: Will Evanston’s motto be “Smoke a joint, help a Black?”) 
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/evanston-receiving-national-attention-from-decision-to-use-pot-sales-tax-to-fund

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— At least officially, Illinois has moved away from political patronage – Scott Reeder
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191213/scott-reeder-at-least-officially-illinois-has-moved-away-from-political-patronage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191213/editorial-community-leaders-need-to-keep-doors-open-for-refugees

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— There’s a dark side to our genealogy craze – Honor Sachs
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/There-s-a-dark-side-to-our-genealogy-craze-14904375.php

WGLT
— LaHood Says Trump Impeachment Is “Witch Hunt By the Democrats” – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/lahood-says-trump-impeachment-witch-hunt-democrats#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Closer View of Tribune Underwood Anti-Impeachment Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/closer-view-of-tribune-underwood-anti-impeachment-ad/ 
— Marijuana Law Rules Explained by CL Police
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/marijuana-law-rules-explained-by-cl-police/ 
IL-14: Lauren Underwood Still Undecided on Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/il-14-lauren-underwood-still-undecided-on-impeachment/ 
— Impeachment Votes Locally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/impeachment-votes-locally/ 
— GOP Write-Ins Possible for County Board in Districts 1 and 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/gop-write-ins-possible-for-county-board-in-districts-1-and-5/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WE TWO WILL COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS SAY “PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOTHING WRONG” – Steve Balich, Will County Board member
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/op-ed-we-two-will-county-board-members-say-president-trump-did-nothing-wrong.html
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS DIVERT MILLIONS MEANT TO FACILITATE FOID CARDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/illinois-lawmakers-divert-millions-meant-to-facilitate-foid-cards.html
— MORE EVIDENCE EMERGES THAT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FUNDING WORTHLESS COLLEGE DEGREES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/more-evidence-emerges-that-federal-government-is-funding-worthless-college-degrees.html
— LGBT ACTIVISTS PROTEST CANADIAN CHICK-FIL-A, SAY CHANGES ARE NOT ENOUGH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/lgbt-activists-protest-canadian-chick-fil-a-say-changes-are-not-enough.html
— A DIVISIVE, HISTORICALLY DUBIOUS CURRICULUM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/a-divisive-historically-dubious-curriculum.html
— THORNER: TIME TO END THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DACA PROGRAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/thorner-time-to-end-the-obama-administrations-unconstitutional-daca-program.html
— PLANNED PARENTHOOD PUSHES TO BAN DALEIDEN FROM EVER INVESTIGATING THEM AGAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/planned-parenthood-pushes-to-ban-dalieden-from-ever-investigating-them-again.html
— DUCKWORTH RAISES FUNDS CONDEMNING NEW PRO-LIFE FEDERAL JUDGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/duckworth-raises-funds-condemning-new-pro-life-federal-judge.html
— BUMMED OUT ABOUT TIME’S COVER? 19 YEAR OLD GERMAN RESPONDS TO CLIMATE CHANGE HYSTERIA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/bummed-out-about-times-cover-19-year-old-german-responds-to-climate-change-hysteria.html

BLAZE
— Taylor Swift goes on a lengthy rant about ‘toxic male privilege’ in her Billboard speech. She waited for loud applause, but it never came. That’s awkward – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/taylor-swift-toxic-male-privilege

NEWSMAX
— Salvation Army Stronger Than Ever After Chick-fil-A’s Fall From Grace – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/salvation-army-chickfila-christian/2019/12/13/id/945835/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Profs: College Republicans have ‘white supremacist’ views, supporting Trump’s re-election a ‘racist provocation’ – Faith Allen
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14103

THE HILL
— Impeachment obliterates tinges of comity in House – MIKE LILLIS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/474540-impeachment-obliterates-tinges-of-comity-in-house

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Inspector General Report on the FBI: The Political Bias Is Obvious Bias is usually proven by circumstantial evidence based on the actions taken, including but not limited to an employer’s deviation from its procedures. – Nick Price, Elkins Park, Pa.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/inspector-general-report-on-the-fbi-the-political-bias-is-obvious-11576274645

FORBES
— Is Political Division Reducing Labor Mobility? – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: Because virtually all federal employees in the Chicagoland area have been Democrats, federal career opportunities for Republicans in the Chicagoland area have been very limited. 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.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/13/is-political-division-reducing-labor-mobility/#1d17fd16df01

December 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends website shaming budget naysayers: ‘Since when is letting voters and residents know how aldermen voted bullying?’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-defends-budget-website-20191212-3og7ef4havb4paaqwmhwiegkeu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 4 more marijuana dispensaries approved to sell recreational weed, bringing Chicago’s total to 9 – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries-20191211-ae53jw2i5vb7raka7uyqgsd4ki-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago police merit promotions process has become ‘illegitimate’ – GREGORY PRATT (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969, virtually all those who were promoted were Democrats, and virtually all of them were minority, female, and/or younger.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-police-merit-promotions-lightfoot-20191212-6jurpafxsvezxpp4dm7tjippdy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago Firefighters Union asks judge to halt promotions The union says 17 department members set to become battalion chiefs scored below 70% on the promotional exam. – Sam Charles (DIERSEN: Passing the CPA examination used to be required to get promoted at IRS and GAO. But IRS and GAO dropped that requirement because of pressure to meet Affirmative Action quotas/goals/targets and too few minorities and women took/passed the examination.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/12/21019457/chicago-fire-department-union-asks-promotions

HINSDALE PATCH
— Hinsdale Police Chief Speaks About Marijuana Legalization Officials fear new law will mean more drugged driving. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/hinsdale-police-chief-speaks-marijuana-legalization

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat Sean Casten to promote Democrat mass/illegal immigration at a Democrat “town hall” in a Democrat Glen Ellyn “church” Sunday, December 15, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/rep-casten-host-immigration-town-hall-glen-ellyn

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Police React To Marijuana Legalization Officials fear new law will mean more drugged driving. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-police-react-marijuana-legalization

DARIEN PATCH
— Darien Police Chief Reacts To Marijuana Legalization Officials fear new law will mean more drugged driving. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/darien-il/darien-police-chief-reacts-marijuana-legalization

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— GOP Write-Ins Possible for County Board in Districts 1 and 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/gop-write-ins-possible-for-county-board-in-districts-1-and-5/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump team rips tech giants for ‘voter suppression,’ blocking campaign from hardcore supporters – Douglas Ernst (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who since 2000 have focused on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/brad-parscale-rips-tech-giants-for-voter-suppressi/
— ICE hits 5-year high for deportations despite expansion of sanctuary cities – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/ice-hits-5-year-high-for-deportations/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Birth tourism: Study puts number on impact of birthright citizenship – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/birthright-citizenship-number-revealed-in-center-f/
— Wisconsin county’s threat to journalists came from top – AP (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all reporting is false except for the reporting that they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/wisconsin-countys-threat-to-journalists-came-from-/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Wisconsin county’s ridiculed resolution that sought to dictate, under the threat of prosecution, how the media could report about a contentious water study was the brainchild of a neighboring county’s top official, newly released records show. . .The records show that Meyers sent Grant and Lafayette County officials suggestions for the resolution, including to stress to the media that “under no circumstances are they to be allowed to glean information and selectively report it in order to twist results.” “Maybe make the press sign a cooperation agreement,” Meyers wrote to Lafayette County economic development director Abby Haas and Grant County Board Chairman Bob Keeney. “Threaten to prosecute them for slander.” His suggestions also included censuring board members “caught distorting information intentionally.”)
— Nadler rejects Republican demands for minority hearing on impeachment – Gabriella Muñoz 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/jerry-nadler-rejects-republican-demands-minority-h/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Rashida Tlaib blames ‘white supremacy’ for New Jersey shooting – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rashida-tlaib-blames-white-supremacy-for-new-jersey-shooting

FOX NEWS
— Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press – Howard Kurtz (DIERSEN: I am one of an extremely small number of journalists in Illinois who are conservative.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-cancels-white-house-christmas-party-for-the-press

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The 34 House Republicans Who Voted for Farm Worker Amnesty – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: The list includes Bost, Davis, Kinzinger, and Shimkus.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/12/roll-call-of-the-34-pro-amnesty-pro-outsourcing-gop-legislators/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Foreign Workers, Tourists Deliver 72K Anchor Babies a Year in U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/12/study-foreign-workers-tourists-deliver-72k-anchor-babies-a-year-in-u-s/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mo Brooks: Agricultural Amnesty an ‘Attack on Blue Collar Workers’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/12/exclusive-mo-brooks-agricultural-amnesty-an-attack-on-blue-collar-workers/

BLAZE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Joe Biden’s plan sets ‘roadmap to citizenship’ for 11 million illegal aliens, billions for Central America The Democrats make a sharp left turn on immigration – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/joe-biden-plan-would-give-11-million-illegals-citizen-path

DAILY WIRE
— Journalists Left Disappointed After Trump White House Cancels Media Christmas Party Again – Emily Zanotti (DIERSEN: I am one of an extremely small number of journalists in Illinois who are conservative.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/journalists-left-disappointed-after-trump-white-house-cancels-media-christmas-party-again

PJ MEDIA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: House Sneaks Through Amnesty Bill, Subsidizing Visa Farmworkers While Nation Focused on Impeachment – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/amnesty-alert-house-sneaks-through-subsidizing-illegal-farmworkers-while-nation-focused-on-impeachment/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Shapiro: Youtube coming after more than just Nazis – Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl 
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2019/12/13/shapiro-youtube-coming-after-more-than-just-nazis
— Fairness Act doesn’t satisfy the standard – Chris Woodward
https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2019/12/13/fairness-act-doesnt-satisfy-the-standard

AMERICAN NOW
— Petition To Impeach Pelosi For ‘Treason’ Surpasses Quarter Million Signatures
https://www.americanow.com/story/politics/2019/12/13/petition-impeach-pelosi-treason-surpasses-quarter-million-signatures

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Major League Baseball removing marijuana from list of banned substances – MARINA PITOFSKY 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/474353-mlb-removing-marijuana-from-list-of-banned-substances

NEW YORK TIMES
— Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ Is at the Center of a Media Storm The film shows the journalist Kathy Scruggs trading sex for a scoop. “It’s an insult not only to her, but to just about any other woman who’s been a reporter,” says her writing partner. – Marc Tracy
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/business/media/richard-jewell-kathy-scruggs.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump casts criticism of Israel as dangerous as he courts Jewish voters for 2020 – Anne Gearan (DIERSEN: To slander me as being anti-Jewish, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that most, if not virtually all of my superiors in the federal government who took adverse actions against me were Jewish.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-casts-criticism-of-israel-as-dangerous-as-he-courts-jewish-voters-for-2020/2019/12/12/81ee06ec-1cf8-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

USA TODAY
— Trump Facebook feuds: Americans brace for partisan warfare with friends, family in 2020 – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/12/13/trump-election-arguments-rage-facebook-social-media-2020/2596750001/

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Trump Charged in House With Abuse of Power, Cover-Up – ADAM KLASFELD and BRANDI BUCHMAN (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents demand that I cover up anything that they do not like, that is, they demand that I NOT include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents, b) the articles that they do not like, and c) how they have punished me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to those articles.) 
https://www.courthousenews.com/articles-of-impeachment-accuse-trump-of-power-abuse-and-cover-up/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Buttigieg, Billed as Moderate, Touts Progressive Economic Plan Mayor Pete is no Warren or Sanders, but his platform proposes trillions in new taxes and spending – Jacob M. Schlesinger and John McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/buttigieg-billed-as-moderate-touts-progressive-economic-plan-11576233001
— The Tricky Role of the CEO in a New Era of Social Responsibility – Rick Wartzman (DIERSEN: What “bad jobs” have you taken? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tricky-role-of-the-ceo-in-a-new-era-of-social-responsibility-11576170755
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As to the experience of workers, there tends to be more self-congratulation among CEOs than honest self-reflection. Top executives “genuinely believe they are doing everything they can for their front-line workers and therefore don’t have a bad jobs problem,” Katie Bach and Zeynep Ton of the nonprofit Good Jobs Institute wrote last month in Harvard Business Review. “But they aren’t and they do.”)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Key to Retaining Your Best Employees – Hal Gregersen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that I must have been one of the federal government’s worse employees because of the adverse actions that the federal government took against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. However, the federal government would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me and instead, would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old in 1988 if I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-retain-employees-in-a-full-employment-economy-11576170656

FORBES
— GAO Infographic: The Nationalities Deported From The U.S. In 2018 – Niall McCarthy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2019/12/13/the-nationalities-deported-from-the-us-in-2018-infographic/

YAHOO FINANCE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: House passes farm bill granting large scale amnesty to illegal immigrants
https://finance.yahoo.com/video/house-passes-farm-bill-granting-013152863.html

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Why So Many CEOs Don’t Realize They’ve Got a Bad Jobs Problem – Katie Bach and Zeynep Ton (DIERSEN: What “bad jobs” have you taken? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://hbr.org/2019/11/why-so-many-ceos-dont-realize-theyve-got-a-bad-jobs-problem

YORK DISPATCH
— Lots of jobs, but lousy ones – Editorial (DIERSEN: What “bad jobs” have you taken? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/12/13/editorial-lots-jobs-but-lousy-ones/4408454002/

PROPUBLICA
— Facebook Ads Can Still Discriminate Against Women and Older Workers, Despite a Civil Rights Settlement New research and Facebook’s own ad archive show that the company’s new system to ensure diverse audiences for housing and employment ads has many of the same problems as its predecessor. – Ava Kofman and Ariana Tobin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more unwelcome that you are: 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.propublica.org/article/facebook-ads-can-still-discriminate-against-women-and-older-workers-despite-a-civil-rights-settlement

BROOKINGS
— Assessing employer intent when AI hiring tools are biased – Caitlin Chin (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.brookings.edu/research/assessing-employer-intent-when-ai-hiring-tools-are-biased/

December 12 Evening Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DuPage County Election Board to meet at 1:30 PM tomorrow, Friday, December 13, 2019 on objections filed to Natalie Rose Shannon-DiCianni and Babette Holder Youngberg nominating papers. Also, objection filed to Richard Felice nomination papers. 
https://dupageco.org/Election/61831/

ABC7
— Democrats, Republicans join together to condemn neo-Nazi running again for Congress – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/democrats-republicans-join-together-to-condemn-neo-nazi-running-for-congress-again/5749991/

CBS2
— Sterigenics Faces More Lawsuits Alleging Health Problems Caused By Ethylene Oxide
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/12/sterigenics-faces-more-lawsuits-alleging-health-problems-caused-by-ethylene-oxide/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Hundreds pack Evanston church to discuss city’s local reparations fund: ‘It was time to lead in urgency’ – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER (DIERSEN: How much reparations do the Democrats want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that the Democrats want you to pay: 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.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-reparations-evanston-town-hall-tl-1219-20191212-kjl5u2dhi5fq7kytdxrn23zvfy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Security was tight for the event, with streets closed in about a two-block radius from the church. Snow plows, fire engines and other large apparatus were parked on either sides of the closed intersections, with Evanston police SUVs parked horizontally across them to block traffic. Evanston police officers were posted in all corners of the church sanctuary, entryway and on the streets outside, and Police Chief Demitrous Cook welcomed guests in the lobby.)
— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: Aurora sees plan for city’s first recreational marijuana dispensary on Route 59 – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-1213-20191212-k2bhjgezsneztlqtsprfmhc7ye-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, who flipped Republican seat in 2018, says he’ll vote for impeachment – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: Casten works hard to use the federal government to harm individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rep-sean-casten-trump-impeachment-20191212-ls6jpbchu5arpdpubqvil7hloa-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: River Forest approves recreational marijuana businesses – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/river-forest/ct-rfl-river-forest-marijuana-tl-1219-20191212-uzotrwb6uzdw7elc7ox4efet54-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Danny Glover, national activists converge on Evanston as city funds reparations with cannabis tax The north suburb, with its historic passage last month of legislation creating a $10 million reparations fund seeded by cannabis sales, drew activists and scholars to a “Reparations Town Hall” Wednesday night, keynoted by actor Danny Glover. – Maudlyne Ihejirik (DIERSEN: How much reparations do the Democrats want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that the Democrats want you to pay: 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://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/12/21012240/evanston-reparations-fund-cannabis-tax-danny-glover
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/12/21011032/legal-weed-where-to-buy-marijuana-dispensaries
— When ‘merit promotions’ become clout decisions, CPD — and diversity — lose out Interim Supt. Charlie Beck’s decision to end merit promotions should be part of a larger effort improve the system by which officers move up in rank. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/12/21011463/chicago-police-department-cpd-charlie-beck-lori-lightfoot-aldermen-merit-promotions-clout
— ‘Richard Jewell’ is only the latest film to depict a female journalist trading sex for scoops Female reporters have long faced discrimination in newsrooms. These sorts of depictions in popular culture do little to help their cause. – Joe Saltzman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/12/21019449/richard-jewell-journalism-female-journalist-kathy-scruggs-joe-saltzman-clint-eastwood
— Trump impeachment: Vulnerable Illinois Democrats Lipinski, Underwood reviewing articles as historic vote looms Democrats have enough votes to guarantee that Trump will be the third president to be impeached, joining Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/12/21019784/trump-impeachment-illinois-democrats-lipinski-underwood-reviewing-articles-historic-vote-looms

DAILY HERALD
— Will recreational pot sales in Palatine start out like the ‘wild, wild West’? – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191212/will-recreational-pot-sales-in-palatine-start-out-like-the-wild-wild-west
— As House hearings close, Underwood still undecided on impeachment – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191212/as-house-hearings-close-underwood-still-undecided-on-impeachment
— Number of parties suing Sterigenics jumps to 73 – Jerry Nowicki 
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191212/number-of-parties-suing-sterigenics-jumps-to-73

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Patronage now largely a thing of the past – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois. From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the less likely that you will be hired, retained, or promoted and the more likely that you will be gotten rid of: 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.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/scott-reeder-patronage-now-largely-a-thing-of-the-past/article_2d602ffa-1c09-11ea-b2ac-d3784fed74a5.html

WSPY NEWS
— Petition Challenges Filed in 14th, 16th District Congressional Races
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/petition-challenges-filed-in-th-th-district-congressional-races/article_33462928-1ce6-11ea-915d-2716048ecd69.html

WOODRIDGE PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Woodridge Opts Out Of Cannabis Sales Village officials voted to opt out Thursday and also voted down a motion for a referendum question on cannabis in March. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/woodridge/woodridge-opts-out-cannabis-sales

AURORA PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Aurora Considers Recreational Marijuana Shop On Route 59 Zen Leaf already got a favorable recommendation from the city’s planning committee. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/aurora-considers-recreational-marijuana-shop-route-59-report

ILLINOIS RESULTS NOT RANCOR PAC
— VIDEO: DuPage County Prayer Ban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4vC8Azgnyg

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06: Sean Casten Announces He Will Vote For Articles of Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/12/il-06-sean-casten-announces-he-will-vote-for-articles-of-impeachment/ 
— Woodstock School District Burdens Taxpayers With “Silent Mortgage”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/12/more-debt-the-woodstock-school-district-has-burdened-taxpayers-with/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: Conservative Squad Launches
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/12/il-06-il-14-conservative-squad-launches/

CAPITOL FAX
— Conspiracy theorist claims there’s a state conspiracy against him
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/12/conspiracy-theorist-claims-theres-a-state-conspiracy-against-him/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Oak Lawn OKs $100K separation deal with ex-manager – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/chicago-suburb-oks-100k-separation-deal-with-ex-ma/
— Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/study-shows-hostility-toward-journalist-by-trump-f/
— George P. Bush condemns Texas GOP for ‘racist’ episodes – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/george-p-bush-condemns-texas-gop-racist-episodes/
— Chris Wallace, Fox News host: Trump engaging in unprecedented assault on freedom of the press – Andrew Blake 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/chris-wallace-fox-news-host-donald-trump-engaging-/
— Wealthy German family gives millions to Holocaust survivors – AP (DIERSEN: How much reparations do the Democrats want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that the Democrats want you to pay: 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.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/wealthy-german-family-gives-millions-to-holocaust-/
— Michelle Obama on George W. Bush friendship: ‘Our values are the same’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/michelle-obama-on-george-w-bush-friendship-our-val/
— US charges Army vet with threatening to shoot congressman Rodney Davis – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/us-charges-army-vet-with-threatening-to-shoot-cong/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Twitter reprimands Joe Walsh for tweet calling Chris Wray to ‘punch Donald Trump in the face’ – Emily Larsen
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/twitter-reprimands-joe-walsh-for-tweet-calling-chris-wray-to-punch-donald-trump-in-the-face

GOPUSA
— Greta Thunberg scores with ‘Time,’ as activism replaces achievement
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81046
— Thousands of lawful California gun owners are being denied ammunition purchases. Here’s why
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81014
— Democrats falling on an identity-politics sword (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they do not want your vote if you are any of the following: 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.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81066
— Ocasio-Cortez: Fox News airs ‘unmitigated racism’ by saying her district is ‘filled with garbage, litter and trash piled in public places’
http://www.gopusa.com/ocasio-cortez-fox-news-airs-unmitigated-racism-by-saying-her-district-is-filled-with-garbage-litter-and-trash-piled-in-public-places/

BREITBART
— Pro-Employee Groups Slam Democrats’ Amnesty Deal with Agriculture Industry – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/11/pro-employee-groups-slam-democrats-amnesty-deal-with-agriculture-industry/

DAILY CALLER
— Tens Of Thousands Of Foreign Nationals On Temporary Visas Are Giving Birth In The US Every Year, Study Finds – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/12/birth-tourism-study-finds-372000-births/

CHRISTIAN POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Evangelicals should be aware that Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.christianpost.com/news/2600-evangelicals-urge-governors-to-continue-refugee-resettlement-after-trump-order.html

THE HILL
— Thousands petition Hallmark Channel to ‘reject’ LGBTQ content – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/474357-thousands-petition-hallmark-channel-to-reject-lgbt-content
— Mark Levin calls Trump ‘first Jewish president’ – JOE CONCHA 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/474260-mark-levin-calls-trump-first-jewish-president

ABC NEWS
— Ring security camera hacks see homeowners subjected to racial abuse, ransom demands A spate of incidents has seen homeowners in four states fall victim to hackers. – Mark Hanrahan
https://abcnews.go.com/US/ring-security-camera-hacks-homeowners-subjected-racial-abuse/story?id=67679790

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Mocks Greta Thunberg on Twitter, and She Jabs Back – Derrick Bryson Taylor (DIERSEN: Trump-haters especially love Trump-haters who are 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.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/us/politics/greta-thunberg-trump.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Construction of Texas Border Wall Stalls Over Fights With Landowners Three years into Trump administration, virtually no new wall has been built as farmers, ranchers and a Catholic diocese resist federal efforts to claim their land – Elizabeth Findell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/construction-of-texas-border-wall-stalls-over-fights-with-landowners-11576154415

FCW
— Shutdown threat stokes financial anxiety among feds – Lia Russell (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, many of my Democrat coworkers and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they had financial problems. Many of them had spouses and children to support.)
https://fcw.com/articles/2019/12/12/union-shutdown-fears-survey-russell.aspx
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Almost 82% said they worried about their abilities to pay bills if a shutdown occurs and they miss a paycheck, while 72% said that they have already cut back or plan to cut back on spending because of a potential shutdown.)

DAILY BEAST
— AOC: I Don’t Go on Fox News Because of ‘White Supremacist Sympathizer’ Tucker Carlson The progressive superstar fired back after a Carlson segment called her district dirty because of the number of non-U.S. citizens living there. – Justin Baragona
https://www.thedailybeast.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-i-dont-go-on-fox-news-because-of-white-supremacist-sympathizer-tucker-carlson

December 12 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Past and present candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended the outstanding Milton Township Republican Central Committee Christmas Party Wednesday evening, December 11, 2019, at its Campaign Headquarters at 1515 North Main Street in Wheaton included Almiron, Anderson, Berlin, Breen, Bucholz, Carlson, Dabrowski, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Felice, Grant, Grogan, Heidorn, Holan, Holder, Ives, Jensen, Jorgensen, Keller, Kinzler, Larsen, McCluskey, McGowen, Mendrick, Molitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, Murphy, Napolitano, Nathwani, Ruhl, Ryan, Sanguinetti, Veenstra, Whelan, and C. Zaruba. The 120+ attendees included Caruso, Cherry, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Fitzgerald, Krzyewski, Lofgren, Menna, Rash, Shaw, Slinger, and Smith. Many brought new unwrapped toys for Milton Township families in need, a dish to pass, and/or a USO donation. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College Prepares Students For The Business Of Marijuana, Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/11/oakton-legal-marijuana-business-career/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4234961-l-a-company-works-for-social-equity-in-cannabis-business/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/11/l-a-based-4thmvmt-steps-up-to-help-bring-social-equity-to-chicagos-cannabis-business/
— Danny Glover Speaks Out For Reparations (DIERSEN: Exactly, who does Glover a) want to pay reparations and how much and why and b) want to get reparations and how much and why?) 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4234954-danny-glover-speaks-out-for-reparations/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marie Newman wins lottery for top ballot spot in Democratic primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-marie-newman-dan-lipinski-ballot-20191211-ghopny7sifelzcysat2sk4vtva-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among the three Republicans who filed for the 3rd District nomination, Will County board member Mike Fricilone of Homer Glen will be listed first on the GOP primary ballot, followed by Holocaust denier Art Jones of Lyons and Catherine O’Shea of Oak Lawn. In the exurban 14th Congressional District, where seven Republicans filed to challenge freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood of Naperville, state Sen. Sue Rezin of Morris got the top GOP spot. Rezin will be followed by Catalina Lauf of Woodstock, Jerry Evans of Warrenville, state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove, James Marter of Oswego and Ted Gradel of Naperville. A later filer, Anthony Catella of St. Charles, will be listed last. Underwood, unopposed in the Democratic primary, last year defeated veteran Rep. Randy Hultgren of Plano — one of two longtime Republican congressional seats that Democrats flipped in the midterm. The other Democrat winner was Sean Casten of Downers Grove, who also is unopposed in the primary for the west and northwest suburban 6th Congressional District. On the Republican side, former state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton holds the top ballot spot while Gordon Kinzler of Glen Ellyn will be listed second. Statewide, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unopposed on the Democratic primary ballot in his bid for a fifth term. On the Republican side, former Lake County sheriff Mark Curran won the top ballot spot over another earlier filer, Tom Tarter of Springfield. After Tarter, Casey Chlebek of Glenview, Peggy Hubbard of Belleville and perennial candidate Robert Marshall of Burr Ridge will appear on the GOP ballot.)
— DuPage County Board approves former Naperville member Janice Anderson as first woman on county’s ZBA – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-first-woman-dupage-zba-naperville-st-1213-20191211-of3rhcflxbbt7ejlalca5rcsau-story.html
— Sinclair says it’s dumping Boris Epshteyn’s pro-Trump commentaries in favor of local investigative journalism – AP (DIERSEN: Who are the “pro-Trump” commentators in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw–20191212-h7ju3duxjbaxfpacaxykdf5au4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus hates individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-border-nativity-scene-cages-cepeda-20191212-efzsguqqnrhdpmnvkqgfs4dmu4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— With GOP anti-Semite running for House seat, Democrat Marie Newman calls for ‘peace forums’ in district “Art Jones is proof that we need to work harder, not as Democrats and Republicans, but as neighbors on the Southwest Side, to root out and address hate in our community,” Newman said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/11/21011966/gop-anti-semite-art-jones-illinois-house-seat-democrat-marie-newman-district-peace-forums
— Advocates warn immigrants against buying ‘legal’ weed in Illinois  Illinois’ cannabis legalization doesn’t apply equally to everyone — especially immigrants, advocates say. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/11/21011147/illinois-pot-cannabis-weed-legalization-immigration-deportation-ice-cbp-uscis-citizenship-green-card
— Reading and writing and — roulette? Under fire, Matteson rethinks proposed casino site near schools Matteson officials are expected to pitch a site at the former Lincoln Mall off I-57 after neighboring Frankfort Township leaders voiced opposition to a site at Lincoln Highway and Harlem. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/11/21011888/matteson-casino-proposal-site-gaming-board-frankfort-south-suburban
— CPD lieutenant claims promotion discrimination over race, Van Dyke comments: suit Lt. Osvaldo Valdez says in a lawsuit that the city passed over him for promotions because he is Latino and because of statements he made about the Van Dyke investigation. – Luke Wilusz
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/11/21011964/osvaldo-valdez-lawsuit-eddie-johnson-rahm-emanuel-chicago-police-laquan-mcdonald-jason-van-dyke
— The mayor smacks around 11 aldermen, hurting only herself Maybe Lori Lightfoot thinks online call-outs are the best way to bring around her critics. More likely, they’ll just get their backs up more. – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in Illinois who smack around me and smack around others.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/11/21011305/lori-lightfoot-chicago-city-council-scott-waguespack-budget-light-pac-online
— Tribune workers ask board to support journalism Unionized workers act on worries about hedge fund’s control of parent company. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2019/12/11/21011065/tribune-journalists-petition-board-alden-capital

DAILY HERALD
— Former DuPage board member Janice Anderson appointed to zoning panel – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191211/former-dupage-board-member-appointed-to-zoning-panel
— Changes at Open Door Health Center in Elgin alarm some staff members – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191212/changes-at-open-door-health-center-in-elgin-alarm-some-staff-members
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that you have lived in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in etc., the more that you are a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191211/editorial-board-we-must-continue-marget-hamiltons-fight-against-discrimination

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Formal objections made to Kent Gray’s nominating petitions – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191211/formal-objections-made-to-grays-nominating-petitions
— First motions for marijuana expungements filed in Cook County – PETER HANCOCK (DIERSEN: What do you want expunged from your record? I want the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me expunged. They never would have taken those adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191211/first-motions-for-marijuana-expungements-filed-in-cook-county
— UIS program to offer paid state internships in Chicago area – Steven Spearie (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://www.sj-r.com/news/20191211/uis-program-to-offer-paid-state-internships-in-chicago-area

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Capitol architect: ‘No excuse’ not to add changing tables to restrooms; Illinois lawmakers discuss looping Statehouse, other buildings into law – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/capitol-architect-no-excuse-not-to-add-changing-tables-to/article_04777ff6-49ed-5241-82c4-6a8ccc4264d1.amp.html

WGLT
— Elections Board To Decide If Anonymous Objection Can Bump Candidates – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/elections-board-decide-if-anonymous-objection-can-bump-candidates#stream/0

WJBC
— Illinois’ congressional delegation split along party lines over impeachment
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/12/11/illinois-congressional-delegation-split-along-party-lines-over-impeachment/

EVANSTON NOW
— Reparations fans rally at church – Bill Smith (DIERSEN: Who do your critics/opponents say should pay reparations? My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the reparations that you should pay: 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://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/2019-12-12/83709/reparations-fans-rally-at-church

HINSDALE PATCH
— Former Lawmaker Chris Nybo Now A Lobbyist Illinois one of only 11 states without revolving door ban, group says. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/former-lawmaker-chris-nybo-now-lobbyist

DAILY ILLINI
— GOP fights to preserve white America – ANDREW PROZOROVSKY (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want the Republican Party to dump individuals, dump organizations, dump companies, dump governments, and dump countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://dailyillini.com/opinions/2019/12/12/gop-fights-preserve-white-america/

CENTER SQUARE
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Illinois cannabis business says legal vaping products are tested, safe ahead of recreational sales – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-cannabis-business-says-legal-vaping-products-are-tested-safe/article_8743d35a-1c45-11ea-840d-4fa61e1d129a.html

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois owes $68 billion in health benefits to government retirees. Politicians haven’t set aside a penny to pay for them. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-owes-68-billion-in-health-benefits-to-government-retirees-politicians-havent-set-aside-a-penny-to-pay-for-them/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Democrat? Joliet Township is hiring! Not so for others… – JOHN KRAFT (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://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/democrat-joliet-township-is-hiring-not-so-for-others/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Part of “Stop the Squad” Launch
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/11/il-14-catalina-lauf-part-of-stop-the-squad-launch/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Mike Bloomberg drops $100 million on presidential campaign ads – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/11/mike-bloomberg-drops-100-million-on-presidential-c/
— Trump’s heavy burden to fight impeachment – Donald Lambro (DIERSEN: What fights have you dropped because you determined that they were not worth the effort? I gave up fighting to continue on as a GAO employee in 1997, IRS employee in 1980, Firestone Stores employee in 1971, Post Office employee in 1969, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster in 2010 and 2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member in 2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member in 2004.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/11/trumps-heavy-burden-to-fight-impeachment/
— Liberal media spins Pensacola shooting Terrorist act was not about a nickname – Tim Young 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/11/liberal-media-spins-pensacola-shooting/
— Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/trump-criticizes-teen-climate-activist-after-magaz/

BREITBART
— House Approves Farmworker Amnesty, Promotes Visa Workers over Americans – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/12/12/34-gop-members-backed-democrats-farmworker-amnesty-and-outsourcing-bill/
— Trump Accused of Antisemitism for Executive Order Protecting Jews – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/12/10/trump-accused-of-antisemitism-for-executive-order-protecting-jews-nyt-tweet/
— Joe Biden’s Immigration Plan: Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, Free All Border Crossers into U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/11/joe-bidens-immigration-plan-amnesty-for-illegal-aliens-free-all-border-crossers-into-u-s/

DAILY CALLER
— Time Magazine Named Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Its Person Of The Year, But What Is The Magazine’s Carbon Footprint? – CHRIS WHITE (DIERSEN: What is your carbon footprint? While I own six cars and a SUV, I dive them very little.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/11/greta-thunberg-time-person/

FEDERALIST
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Yes, Chick-Fil-A Really Is Funding A Group That Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour IRS forms show the Chick-fil-A Foundation has switched from financially supporting antipoverty and other charitable organizations to underwriting pro-abortion and pro-LGBT groups. – Georgi Boorman
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/12/yes-chick-fil-a-really-is-funding-a-group-that-hosts-drag-queen-story-hour/

TOWNHALL
— Buttigieg Accuses All Trump Supporters of Being Racist – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2019/12/11/buttigieg-accuses-all-trump-supporters-of-being-racist-n2557590

THE HILL
— Parties clash as impeachment articles move closer to House vote – OLIVIA BEAVERS AND MIKE LILLIS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/474221-parties-clash-as-impeachment-articles-move-closer-to-house-vote
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Tucker Carlson as ‘white supremacist sympathizer’ – MARINA PITOFSKY 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/474173-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-blasts-tucker-carlson-as-white
— Former undocumented workers fired from Trump properties attend Biden campaign event – JULIA MANCHESTER 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/474155-undocumented-workers-fired-from-trump-properties-attend-biden-campaign

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden Immigration Plan Includes More Foreign Aid, No Border Wall – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/12/11/us/politics/11reuters-usa-election-biden-immigration.html
— This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry A JPMorgan employee and a customer secretly recorded their conversations with bank employees. – Emily Flitter
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/business/jpmorgan-banking-racism.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: What Are Young People Doing? – Taylor Lorenz (DIERSEN: What did you do when you were young? I spent just about all my time working, earning college degrees, earning professional certifications, and earning a professional license. I worked for Firestone stores when I was 21-24, IRS when I was 22-31, and GAO when I was 31-49. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/technology/personaltech/internet-culture.html
— President Trump Is Defending Jewish Students With an executive order, he makes clear that anti-Semitism is not to be tolerated. – Jared Kushner
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/opinion/jared-kushner-trump-anti-semitism.html
— She’s 16 and Wants to Be President: Meet the Teenagers Planning Their Campaigns Research shows that Generation Z is the first in which women are more likely than their male peers to be engaged in politics. Here’s what some of them told us. – Maggie Astor (DIERSEN: If I had been active in Republican politics, a) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966, b) IRS would not have hired me in 1971 or promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, and c) GAO would not have hired me in 1980 or promoted me in 1986.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/us/politics/teens-gen-z-elections.html
— House Inquiry Rebukes Coast Guard for Bullying and Harassment A report by the House Oversight Committee said the Coast Guard had failed to turn around a culture that coddles bullying and was hostile to women and minorities. – Zolan Kanno-Youngs
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/us/politics/coast-guard-bullying-harassment.html
— France’s Pension Changes Won’t Affect Older Workers, Prime Minister Vows – Adam Nossiter (DIERSEN: In 1989, the federal government replaced its Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) with its Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). Because CSRS is more generous than FERS, the federal government focuses on getting rid of its employees who are under CSRS, and especially those who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran. My Democrat GAO superiors focused on turning their FERS employees against their CSRS employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to 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.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/world/europe/france-strikes-pensions.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Virginia GOP’s long journey out of the wilderness is going to get ugly – Norman Leahy 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/11/virginia-gops-long-journey-out-wilderness-is-going-get-ugly/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House Passes Bill Providing Citizenship Path for Immigrant Farmworkers Despite bill’s bipartisan support in House, it is unlikely to be taken up for a vote in Republican-controlled Senate – Michelle Hackman (DIERSEN: This is a “bad jobs” bill, that is, a bill that provides a citizenship path to those who take “bad jobs.” What “bad jobs” have you taken? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-passes-bill-providing-citizenship-path-for-immigrant-farmworkers-11576112453
— New Ways to Battle Procrastination – Andrea Petersen (DIERSEN: Procrastination cost me big time. I did not earn job-related master’s degrees until I was 27, 31, and 48. I did not earn job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48. I did not earn a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-ways-to-battle-procrastination-11576083512
— Independents Are Impeachment Skeptics They see partisan bickering, hypocrisy and a waste of time. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/independents-are-impeachment-skeptics-11576107597
— India Says the Path to Citizenship Will Get Easier, but Muslims See a Hindu Plot Parliament passes bill that furthers Hindu-nationalist agenda of Prime Minister Modi’s party – Eric Bellman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/india-excludes-muslims-as-it-eases-citizenship-path-for-others-11576078032

USA TODAY
— Monmouth Poll: Public Opposes Impeachment 50%-45% (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county, what percent a) oppose impeachment and why and b) support impeachment and why?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/11/trump-impeachment-poll-monmouth-university/4397931002/

EAGLE HILL CONSULTING
— Less Than Half Of Federal Employees Would Stay With Their Organization If Offered Another Comparable Job, New Eagle Hill Research Finds
Federal Employee Survey Finds Low Trust in Leadership, High Level of Pride in Public Service
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/less-than-half-of-federal-employees-would-stay-with-their-organization-if-offered-another-comparable-job-new-eagle-hill-research-finds-300973748.html

December 11 Evening Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— Lottery Results Certificate
https://dupageco.org/election/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Immigrants, non-citizens could face deportation if caught smoking legal weed in Illinois: attorneys – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/immigrants-non-citizens-could-face-deportation-if-caught-smoking-legal-weed-in-illinois-attorneys

NBC5
— Cook County State’s Attorney to File First 1,000 Cannabis Expungements
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx-files-first-1000-cannabis-expungements-566087791.html

CBS2
— Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck Says He Won’t Be Issuing Merit Promotions (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, it was almost always under promotion freezes.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/10/interim-police-supt-charlie-beck-says-he-wont-be-issuing-merit-promotions/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives $5 million to committee backing his graduated income tax plan – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-funds-graduated-income-tax-20191211-zoslybzdgjhebo7qsdpidkvztm-story.html
— State’s Attorney Kim Foxx kicks off effort to expunge tens of thousands of minor marijuana convictions – Megan Crepeau
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-kim-foxx-expunge-marijuana-convictions-20191211-5pzpawf47nczfjwrkpefv7ggly-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Beck’s decision to abolish merit promotions could shortchange blacks and Hispanics, aldermen warn Aldermen Chris Taliaferro and Ariel Reboyras say it makes no sense to abolish a tool used to diversify the Chicago Police Department’s supervisory ranks. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: The federal government uses the subjectivity in its promotion systems to promote its employees who are Democrat, and especially those who are minority, female, and/or younger. Passing the CPA examination used to be required to get promoted at IRS and GAO, but that requirement was dumped because too few minorities and women took/passed the examination.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/11/21011299/chicago-police-charlie-beck-merit-promotions-aldermen
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Taliaferro contended the department needs to find some middle ground to elevate and cultivate a new generation of police leaders who may not be the greatest of test-takers. “You’ll see a class of 100 officers [and] without merit

[promotions]

, you’re gonna see probably 80 to 90 of those being white. … You have folks who work very hard but may not test well. . .Sources said Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees with Taliaferro about the need to find an on-the-job alternative to merit promotions to elevate black and brown supervisors who may not perform well on written tests.)
— 1,000 pot convictions being tossed as Kim Foxx moves to expunge records of marijuana busts Foxx went to court Wednesday to expunge records of people caught up in the drug war — her first move to wipe the books clean after the state legalized recreational marijuana. – Matthew Hendrickson
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/11/21011470/kim-foxx-expunge-marijuana-cannabis-pot-convictions-drug-war

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Geneva mayor breaks tie vote to allow cannabis sales – Bob Oswald
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191211/geneva-mayor-breaks-tie-vote-to-allow-cannabis-sales
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Schaumburg approves rules for recreational pot sales – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191211/schaumburg-approves-rules-for-recreational-pot-sales
— OUTSTANDING: Lake Barrington says ‘no’ to marijuana businesses – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191211/lake-barrington-says-no-to-marijuana-businesses
— OUTSTANDING: Lincolnshire bans pot growers, recreational sales – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191210/lincolnshire-bans-pot-growers-recreational-sales
— Batavia picks new alderman to fill vacant seat – Bob Oswald
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191211/batavia-picks-new-alderman-to-fill-vacant-seat
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When the opening was announced, three residents stepped forward, Mayor Jeff Schielke said. Baerren, along with Chris Solfa and Jason Stoops, were interviewed by aldermen during the committee of the whole meeting. The council then went into executive session to make its decision. . .Baerren said she favors the sale of recreational cannabis.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How much does your town or school district owe? See the data here. Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas releases her annual look at local government debt for pensions and other costs, and though it’s especially high in the city, it’s rising faster in the suburbs. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/how-much-does-your-town-or-school-district-owe-see-data-here

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— OUTSTANDING: Mount Prospect Opts-Out Of Recreational Cannabis Sales – Nic F. Anderson 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/mount-prospect-opts-out-of-recreational-cannabis-sales/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: State Board of Elections Ballot Lottery Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/11/il-14-state-board-of-elections-ballot-placement-lottery-objections/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser in Crystal Lake Tonight
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/11/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-in-crystal-lake-december-11-copy/ 
— AJ’s Caseworkers, Their Supervisor No Longer Working for DCFS
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/11/ajs-caseworkers-their-supervisor-no-longer-working-for-dcfs/ 
— Defection of Jack Franks Voter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/11/defection-of-jack-franks-voter/ 
— IL-14: State Board of Elections Ballot Placement Lottery & Objections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/11/il-14-state-board-of-elections-ballot-placement-lottery-objections/ 
— FOI Card Attack by Guns Save Lives Taking Another Judicial Route
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/foi-card-attack-by-guns-save-lives-taking-another-judicial-route/
— Two Mayors Running for State Rep. Have Hefty Public Sector Incomes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/11/two-mayors-running-for-state-rep-have-hefty-public-sector-incomes/ 
— IL-14: State Board of Elections Ballot Placement Lottery & Objections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/11/il-14-state-board-of-elections-ballot-placement-lottery-objections/

CENTER SQUARE
— Food stamps in restaurants, gender-neutral bathrooms among 250 new laws coming to Illinois on Jan. 1 – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/food-stamps-in-restaurants-gender-neutral-bathrooms-among-new-laws/article_6aa22076-1abf-11ea-8317-933e0f73c377.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL HIT ILLINOIS TEN YEARS AGO
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/college-admissions-scandal-hits-illinois-madigan-the-alleged-fixer-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Syverson’s backing of Rockford casino pick draws questions
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/11/syversons-backing-of-rockford-casino-pick-draws-questions/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— More Catholics likely to vote for a Democrat over Trump, poll finds – Christopher Vondracek
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/10/catholics-likely-vote-democrat-over-trump-poll-fin/

FOX NEWS
— Farm bill panned as mass ‘amnesty’ for illegal immigrants heads to vote in House – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/farm-bill-panned-as-amnesty-for-illegal-immigrants-heads-to-vote-in-house

BREITBART
— Pelosi: Impeachment Has Been Going on ‘Two and a Half Years, Actually’ – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/11/pelosi-impeachment-has-been-going-on-two-and-a-half-years-actually/
— Ocasio-Cortez ‘Tired’ ‘of Being Told Free College, Medicare for All Are Handouts – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/11/ocasio-cortez-tired-of-being-told-that-free-college-is-a-handout-nobody-else-is-giving-us-a-damn-thing/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Most Corrupt, Partisan, Vindictive, Unjust Impeachment In American History
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31553
— Conservative Leaders: Congress Should Reject ‘Fairness for All Act’
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31552

POLITICO
— Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term Advisers weigh the merits of a one-term pledge by the 77-year-old former vice president. – RYAN LIZZA
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/11/biden-single-term-082129

December 11 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/10/21010113/lauren-underwood-impeachment-illinois-corruption-president-donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-usmca
— Chicago’s Standard Club asks members for financial help  The 150-year-old institution warns of possible closure as it struggles to pay bills. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/10/21010192/standard-club-chicago-financial-help
— Can Chicago grow to 3 million people again? Sure — and here’s how Reversing black flight is what has to happen for Mayor Lightfoot’s vision to become reality. – Ed Zotti (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Chicago and other municipalities in Illinois make it clear that members of the following groups are not welcome: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/10/21010315/chicago-growth-population-african-american-black-flight-ed-zotti-lori-lightfoot

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How we die, how we fear we may die, and the misperceptions between the two – JERRY DAVICH (DIERSEN: My 89-year-old aunt is spending $267-a-day or $8,116-a-month or $97,390-a-year out of her life savings for her assisted living.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-media-vs-google-vs-reality-st-1209-20191206-c3s3qupi2ff27gnccft6bsbdgi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Lots of buzz about marijuana in the workplace – Michael Hyatt (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot. I should write a book about my “three-martini lunch” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-martini_lunch ) superiors and supervisors at GAO.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191211/lots-of-buzz-about-marijuana-in-the-workplace
— Are high taxes driving an exodus of high net worth people from Illinois? – Bill Price (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, elected officials in Illinois take actions that drive out and turn away those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, elected officials in Illinois take actions that keep and attract those who are Trump-haters, non-Protestant, liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, RINO, illegal, minority, female, younger, poor, non-gun owners, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191211/are-high-taxes-driving-an-exodus-of-high-net-worth-people-from-illinois

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Property Taxes: The other financial storm threatening to capsize Illinois’ economy And no, it’s not underfunded pensions. – JOE CAHILL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/other-financial-storm-threatening-capsize-illinois-economy
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/drag-club-pot-shop

ABC7
— Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to file motions for first cannabis conviction clearances Wednesday (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future. If you have used pot, you have shouted a) that you have put “getting high” ahead of being a contributing member of society, b) that you have disrespected the rule of law, c) that you have disrespected the body that GOD gave you, and d) that you have had big trouble dealing with reality. Pot users should not be allowed to seek or hold any kind of government or political position or any other kind of responsible position.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/kim-foxx-to-file-motions-for-first-cannabis-conviction-clearances-wednesday/5745632/

WBBM 780 RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/in-depth-recreational-marijuana

MEDILL REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/becoming-social-equity-is-nearly-a-must-for-opening-an-adult-use-cannabis-dispensary-in-illinois/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Sangamon County Board voted Tuesday night to allow marijuana-related businesses in unincorporated parts of the county – Dean Olsen 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191210/county-board-allows-cannabis-related-businesses-limits-dispensaries-to-2

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20191210/our-view-community-leaders-right-to-keep-doors-open-for-refugees

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Progressive tax will prompt multiple problems
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/commentary-progressive-tax-will-prompt-multiple-problems/article_8512987c-1a89-11ea-9135-cbd077b1993c.html

WBEZ
— Immigrants In Illinois Should Stay Away From Marijuana – Maria Ines Zamudio (DIERSEN: Everyone should stay away from marijuana.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/immigrants-in-illinois-should-stay-away-from-marijuana/2a63403c-842e-4a2b-9216-035f66bbe00e

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Local Cannabis Shop Expects Long Lines on New Year’s Day – TIM SHELLEY (DIERSEN: If you are going to use pot legally, you shout a) that you put “getting high” ahead of being a contributing member of society, b) that you disrespect the body that GOD gave you, and c) that you have big trouble dealing with reality. Pot users should not be allowed to seek or hold any kind of government or political position or any other kind of responsible position.) 
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/local-cannabis-shop-expects-long-lines-new-years-day#stream/0

WCIA NEWS
— Syverson promoted casino project backed by his business partner, major campaign donors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkIU8Wbxo-U

OAK LAWN PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Oak Lawn Trustees Vote ‘No’ To Pot Shops – Lorraine Swanson
https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/oak-lawn-trustees-vote-no-pot-shops

OSWEGO PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oswego Village Board Approves Cannabis Commercial Zoning – Dave Byrnes
https://patch.com/illinois/oswego/oswego-village-board-approves-cannabis-commercial-zoning

CAPITOL FAX
— The 1 percent is making more money and paying less taxes (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to curry favor with Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, members of the 1 percent paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/10/the-1-percent-is-making-more-money-and-paying-less-taxes/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Biden Paid Women Less Than Men in Each of His 35 Years as Senator Women working for Biden made as little as 44 cents for each dollar earned by men, analysis finds – Collin Anderson
https://freebeacon.com/issues/biden-paid-women-less-than-men-in-each-of-his-35-years-as-senator/

FOX NEWS
— Tucker Carlson: Democrats claim ‘no one is above the law,’ but act like they are – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/tucker-carlson-democrats-trump-impeachment-above-the-law

AMERICAN THINKER
— Open Borders Inc.: Michelle Malkin exposes the problem – John Dale Dunn
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/open_borders_inc_michelle_malkin_exposes_the_problem.html

TOWNHALL
— Bloomberg: When I’m President I’ll Pack the Supreme Court With Anti-Gun Justices – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/10/icymi-bloomberg-promised-to-pack-the-supreme-court-in-order-to-push-his-antigun-agenda-n2557804

HOT AIR
— The Millennials-Versus-Boomers Fight Divides The Democratic Party (DIERSEN: What divides the Republican Party in Illinois? Those party leaders who reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, gambling, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks want to get rid of those like me who support the aforesaid planks.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/12/millennials-versus-boomers-fight-divides-democratic-party/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Fairness for all? Not really – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2019/12/11/fairness-for-all-not-really

THE HILL
— Corruption probe roils Illinois political machine – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/473999-corruption-probe-roils-illinois-political-machine

CBS NEWS
— California universities using SAT for admissions are violating civil rights, lawsuit claims – LI COHEN (DIERSEN: How much education and money did your parents have? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. My father almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He did not buy a new car until he was 45 in 1967 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy.) 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sat-scores-university-of-california-requiring-sat-test-for-admission-violates-civil-rights-lawsuit-2019-12-10/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The University of California is being sued for requiring incoming students to take the SAT and ACT. The lawsuit claims that the tests have a well-known “discriminatory effect” and “exacerbate the inequities” for underrepresented students. The lawsuit says the University of California (UC) is legally obligated to provide equal access to all students. The SAT and ACT, the lawsuit says, “reflect demographic and socioeconomic characteristics like family income, parental education and race” instead of measuring “academic ability or mastery of curriculum.” The College Board, the organization behind the SAT, released a 2019 assessment of the SAT/PSAT in California that found 45% of white students scored 1,200 or above, while 12% of Latinx students and 9% of Black students got the same score. Parental education levels were also directly related to student scores — only 21% of test-takers whose parents did not receive a high school diploma met SAT benchmarks while 77% of those whose parents have graduate degrees met benchmarks.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— This Is What Racism Looks Like in the Banking Industry A JPMorgan employee and a customer secretly recorded their conversations with bank employees. – Emily Flitter
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/business/jpmorgan-banking-racism.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Congress is poised to approve paid family leave for federal workers – Paige Winfield (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2019/12/11/the-health-202-congress-is-poised-to-approve-paid-family-leave-for-federal-workers/5deffc5488e0fa51665bfe2c/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— She Argued Facebook Is a Monopoly. To Her Surprise, People Listened. Dina Srinivasan says that rather than raising prices like an old-school monopolist, Facebook harms consumers by taking ever-increasing amounts of personal data—and the idea has had unexpected resonance – Jeff Horwitz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/yale-law-grads-hipster-antitrust-argument-against-facebook-findsmainstream-support-11575987274

USA TODAY
— Farms recruit Mexican veterinarians for animal scientist jobs, but end up milking and cleaning – Maria Perez (DIERSEN: When I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, I accepted the only job offer that I got, it was from Firestone Stores to be the “Retail Sales Manager” in its Chicago Heights Store. Seven months after I started, my duties included pumping gasoline, installing tires, batteries, etc., changing oil and filters, delivering large appliances, and cleaning white wall tires hanging on store walls while the store was open. Employers were reluctant to hire me because they saw me as being draft bait. They did not believe that my financial hardship draft deferment application would be approved.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/12/08/mexican-veterinarians-recruited-by-american-farms-low-skill-work/4352557002/

MILWAUKEE COMMUNITY JOURNAL
— New Study Takes Unprecedented Look at Being Black in Corporate America (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being a Republican working for GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969. I should write a book about being conservative and being a Milton Township Republican Central Committee member since 1999, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, etc.) 
https://communityjournal.net/new-study-takes-unprecedented-look-at-being-black-in-corporate-america/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/warrenbobrow/2019/12/11/ten-must-experience-events-for-the-cannabis–psychedelic-community-in-2020/

MERCURY NEWS
— Which groups earn the most at Intel? Company offers peek at pay data other tech firms won’t show White, Asian males were top earners in almost all occupation categories – LEVI SUMAGAYSAY
https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/12/10/intel-offers-peek-into-pay-data-that-most-other-companies-wont/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Tucker Carlson Guest Suggests Illegal Immigrants Make New York Dirty – Matt Stieb
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/tucker-carlson-guest-suggests-immigrants-make-new-york-dirty.html

HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE
— How the world’s most admired companies drive diversity and inclusion – Alina Polonskaia and Mark Royal (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, you will not be hired, retained, or promoted and you will be gotten rid if you are a 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://hrexecutive.com/how-the-worlds-most-admired-companies-drive-diversity-and-inclusion/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Lawmakers unveil details of ‘historic’ federal paid parental leave benefits – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2019/12/lawmakers-unveil-details-of-historic-federal-paid-parental-leave-benefits/

December 10 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— New laws will encourage old vices  The proliferation of gambling and marijuana can have a deleterious effect on health. Both vices are addictive in nature. – Ned L. McCray, Tinley Park
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/10/21004979/sun-times-letters-legal-gambling-marijuana-illinois-recreational-pot-vices
(FROM THE LETTER: Most laws have an impact, one way or another, on a person’s job or his pocketbook. The new laws in Illinois, expanding legal gambling and the legal use of marijuana, will do the same. But they also will threaten our health and physical well-being. The new laws have been touted as answers to our state’s fiscal crisis, creating many jobs, but at what cost? History has shown that the proliferation of gambling and marijuana can have a deleterious effect on one’s health. Both are addictive in nature. Most forms of gambling are stacked against the participant; the odds are bad. Legalized gambling generally is a waste of time and money. Marijuana alters a person’s mood and introduces harmful substances into the lungs and body that can lead to dependency and the use of more powerful drugs. These two laws will do nothing to uplift society. They will be of harm to future generations.)

— After big first-year wins, Pritzker looks to health care, Chicago casino — and dumping Trump – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/10/21009932/pritzker-health-care-reform-chicago-casino-pensions-criminal-justice-trump-impeachment
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/10/21009906/heres-where-downtowns-first-pot-shops-marijuana-cannabis-recreational

ABC7
— Indiana prepares for possible influx of pot from Illinois and Michigan, considers decriminalizing small amounts – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/indiana-prepares-for-possible-influx-of-pot-from-illinois-michigan-in-2020/5745178/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/High-Expectations-NBC-5-Breaks-Down-Cannabis-in-Illinois-in-New-Podcast–565994221.html
— Petition Challenge Filed in Race for Clerk of the Circuit Court – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/petition-challenge-filed-in-race-for-clerk-of-the-circuit-court-565998411.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/10/social-equity-system-to-level-the-recreational-pot-selling-field/
— Medical Marijuana Company’s Bid To Move To Bigger Location Advances In Tense Zoning Committee Meeting
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/10/cresco-labs-medmar-lakeview-medical-marijuana-dispensary-zoning-change-recreational-pot/
— Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Faces Ballot Challenge From Rival Bob Fioretti
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/10/cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx-petition-challenge-bob-fioretti/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/10/as-businesses-apply-for-right-to-sell-legal-weed-in-illinois-social-equity-a-top-concern/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cb-marijuana-dispensaries-20191210-txyk4274pnbf5lmtclzdhy4gqe-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-marijuana-dispensary-expansion-tl-1212-20191210-2ugza5buf5gczhkroikpygbzhe-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-new-chicago-marijuana-stores-20191210-tmjktppfund6lait6i2wt2ugry-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-east-dundee-pot-business-rules-st-1211-20191210-sg6drcyzzveihfr53oxapxnshi-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-marijuana-store-applications-illinois-20191210-hip77es5rfen3njq3nn4njf5wq-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-new-chicago-marijuana-stores-20191210-tmjktppfund6lait6i2wt2ugry-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-wrigleyville-marijuana-dispensary-zoning-change-advances-20191210-gvbbisy4lnbvjacix3jng6ful4-story.html
— Beware the marijuana black market – Kathy Valente, director of operations, Illinois Family Institute
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-letters-st-1214-20191210-fnqiqy3dozhfxdtcvyermas5na-story.html
— Recreational marijuana will be legal on Jan. 1 and some employers are ‘freaking out’ – DENISE CROSBY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-pot-work-st-1211-20191210-ibpbxyqbanaczk7qynm3hydxuy-story.html
— DuPage County Board discusses ways to curb disparaging comments without censoring the public at meetings – ALICIA FABBRE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated acts by isolated individuals to paint as being racists those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-board-public-comments-st-1211-20191210-mtsppyv2v5fthcmnfmkyvorngi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wires $2 million to charities to pay court-ordered fine for using his foundation as a personal piggy bank.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-foundation-charity-20191210-2z4vc36hmfewtmgi3gng2ffqpe-story.html
— Lightfoot and Beck say no more bites of the merit promotions apple at the Chicago Police Department – John Kass (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee, the more of the following that you are, the more likely that you will be promoted: Democrat, minority, female, younger, non-conservative, non-German American, non-Protestant, and if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-chicago-police-merit-promotions-kass-20191211-rbvmv25fpvemtdlplkg4jhpcjy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County board seeking legal opinion on public comments after ‘Mexican’ remark – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, it is illegal to criticize members of protected groups. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_group Constructiverly, protected groups include citizens of foreign countries, those who are in America illegally, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, Trump-haters, LGBTQers, abortion advocates, minorities, women, younger people, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, etc.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191210/dupage-county-board-seeking-legal-opinion-on-public-comments-after-mexican-remark
— Objections filed against two dozen suburban candidates – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191210/objections-filed-against-two-dozen-suburban-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Battles begin to remove opponents from March primary ballots Cook County candidates have a better idea of what the ballot will look like after a lottery yesterday, but many will have to duke it out to survive petition challenges in the weeks ahead. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/battles-begin-remove-opponents-march-primary-ballots
— Dems take final swipe at SALT cap before yearend Reps. Lauren Underwood of Illinois and Mike Sherrill of New Jersey are among the Democratic freshmen who ousted GOP incumbents in the 2018 mid-terms, partially because voters were angry to see their SALT tax break limited. – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/dems-take-final-swipe-salt-cap-yearend
— Pot shop’s zoning scuffle sets the tone for other dispensaries Cresco Labs had a close call in winning approval to move its existing dispensary to a bigger space. Many aldermen say they intend to keep up the pressure on companies to bring in more minority partners. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pot-shops-zoning-scuffle-sets-tone-other-dispensaries

WBBM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/palatine-will-be-among-the-communities-to-allow-recreational-marijuana

MEDILL REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/chicagos-illegal-drug-market-likely-to-thrive-in-the-wake-of-marijuana-legalization/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-to-start-taking-applications-today-for-new-marijuana-stores/article_8810ed4e-7408-5e3d-968c-4091fad466ed.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Keeping watch is a tall task – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-keeping-watch-is-a-tall-task/article_cea21dc5-743f-584a-a729-98ea64291404.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/michigan-allowed-recreational-cannabis-sales-last-week-a-month-before/article_0b25122e-bc9b-551f-b853-ed5ad944e300.html

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/michigan-allowed-recreational-cannabis-sales-last-week-a-month-before/article_8f3e7776-5cf9-5a63-a8b2-bcdfa044df2f.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=295438#.Xe_ZASN_OM8

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— Patronage withers; there is hope for Illinois It’s a lousy way to hire the best people – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, DuPage County, and Illinois who focus on promoting patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid. The aforesaid side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government.)
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/12/10/patronage-withers-there-is-hope-for-illinois/asgmcql/

OAK PARK
— Everybody can get stoned – John Hubbuch
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-10-2019/Everybody–can-get-stoned/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Blasts Tired Politicians’ Dirty Games
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/il-14-catalina-lauf-blasts-tired-politicians-dirty-games/
— IL-14: After Nearly Nine Months, House Democrats Throw Underwood and Casten Under the Bus on H.R. 1757
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/il-14-after-nearly-nine-months-house-democrats-throw-underwood-and-casten-under-the-bus-on-h-r-1757/ 
— Judge James Cowlin Announces Cameras, Recording Will Be Allowed in McHenry County Courtrooms
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/judge-jame-cowlin-announces-cameras-will-be-allowed-in-mchenry-county-courtrooms/
— Jack Franks’ Parade Driver Challenges Erik Sivertsen’s County Board Petitions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/jack-franks-parade-driver-challenges-erik-sivertsens-county-board-petitions/ 
— Petitions of Mary McClellan’s Judicial Opponents Challenged by Cary Woman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/petitions-of-mary-mcclellans-opponents-challenged-by-cary-woman/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Republicans Introduce H.R. 19 as Bipartisan Alternative to Partisan H.R. 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/il-06-il-14-house-republicans-introduce-h-r-19-as-bipartisan-alternative-to-partisan-h-r-3/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— “N-word” used by Mayor during Council Meeting, attempt made to keep us from recording meeting – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/n-word-used-by-mayor-during-council-meeting-attempt-made-to-keep-us-from-recording-meeting/

CAPITOL FAX
— Gray says objections likely the end of his campaign, claims he was defrauded
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/10/gray-says-objections-likely-the-end-of-his-campaign-claims-he-was-defrauded/
— LRU finds millions diverted from or not spent by gun-related fund
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/10/lru-finds-millions-diverted-from-or-not-spent-by-gun-related-fund/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 2 St. Louis police officers fired over Facebook posts – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/10/2-st-louis-police-officers-fired-over-facebook-pos/

GOPUSA
— Chick-Fil-A’s Dan Cathy dishonors the memory of his father
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80770
— Congressional Black Caucus: Record number of Africans at U.S.-Mexico border
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80777
— Congress must stop subsidizing wealthy (electric) car buyers
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80873

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Congress Should Reject Amnesty for Illegal Agricultural Workers – Daren Bakst
https://www.heritage.org/immigration/report/congress-should-reject-amnesty-illegal-agricultural-workers

ONE NEWS NOW
— Lesbian activist’s appearance reason enough to yank kids: Laurie Higgins – Bob Kellogg
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/12/10/lesbian-activists-appearance-reason-enough-to-yank-kids-higgins

COLLEGE FIX
— Professor asks the feds to investigate public university group that requires members to have ‘color’ – GREG PIPER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/professor-asks-the-feds-to-investigate-public-university-group-that-requires-members-to-have-color/

THE HILL
— Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/473846-trump-white-house-rip-democrats-over-impeachment-articles

CBS NEWS
— Half of U.S. businesses make workers sign noncompete agreements – IRINA IVANOVA (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I should write a book about my Democrat IRS superiors who a) had taken adverse actions against me, b) succeeded in getting GAO to force me to take a 21% pay cut ($19,568/year in today’s dollars) to transfer to GAO, and c) did not want GAO to assign me to audits of IRS.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-u-s-businesses-ask-employees-to-sign-noncompete-agreements-and-half-of-them-are-low-wage-workers/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Wants to Take From the Poor and Give to the Wealthy.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/opinion/snap-food-stamps.html
— Navy Suspends Flight Training for Saudi Military Students in Florida About 300 students from Saudi Arabia have been grounded at three Florida bases in the wake of a shooting at a Pensacola Navy base that left three people dead. – Patricia Mazzei and Eric Schmitt
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/pensacola-florida-shooting-saudi-students.html

MOTLEY FOOL
— 8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Retire Early Can you fail at retirement? Absolutely. – Catherine Brock
https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/12/10/8-reasons-you-shouldnt-retire-early.aspx

(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. Lower income potential on your savings. . .2. Tax implications of early withdrawals. . .3. Reduced Social Security benefits. . .4. The prohibitive cost of healthcare. . .5. Reduced flexibility to adapt to changing goals. . .6. Lower standard of living. . .7. Boredom. . .8. Difficulty reentering the workforce)

December 10 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Announces Peoria as Host City for 2020 State Convention June 11-13 (DIERSEN: I urge Illinois Republicans who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, gambling, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and in the Republican Party platform to ask your representative on the IRP State Central Committee to appoint you to the Platform and Resolutions Committee.)
https://illinois.gop/ilgop-announces-peoria-as-host-city-for-2020-state-convention/

CBS2
— On Board Juice WRLD’s Plane: Pounds Of Pot, Prescription Meds; No One Claims Cargo – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/09/on-board-juice-wrlds-plane-pounds-of-pot-prescription-meds-no-one-claims-cargo/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will County Board member Rachel Ventura suggests using some marijuana sales tax money for reparations – ALICIA FABBRE (DIERSEN: Have you lived and/or worked in Will County? I lived and/or worked in Will County for 28 years 1948-1976. My ancestors have lived in Will County since 1854. My brother continues to live in Will County.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-marijuana-reparations-tl-1210-20191209-5w3cmqwu25byhk5x7yw7fu6qkm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO COLOR PICTURES: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191210/an-equal-share-of-legal-pot-entrepreneurs-look-to-communities-hurt-by-laws-in-the-past
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Palatine votes to allow marijuana businesses in town – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191209/palatine-votes-to-allow-marijuana-businesses-in-town
— Wavering confidence that new tollway leaders appreciate their special duty – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191209/editorial-wavering-confidence-that-new-tollway-leaders-appreciate-their-special-duty
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DuPage board member Elizabeth Chaplin calls for restrictions on public comments after resident’s ‘Mexican’ comment – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated acts by isolated individuals to paint as being racists those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191209/dupage-board-member-calls-for-restrictions-on-public-comments-after-residents-mexican-comment

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois’ other financial sinkhole: Retiree health care Unfunded pension costs constantly make the news, but the state also faces a $41 billion bill for retiree health costs—and is doing the worst of any state in setting aside the needed money, S&P says. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-other-financial-sinkhole-retiree-health-care

WGN TV
— Questions remain weeks until marijuana legalization in Illinois – MIKE LOWE
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/09/questions-remain-weeks-until-marijuana-legalization-in-illinois/

WGN RADIO
— City Club of Chicago: Unfinished Business – Closing the Gender Equity Gap for Women and Girls in Chicago (DIERSEN: To promote gender equity, my Democrat superiors in the federal government used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, performance appraisal subjectivity, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat females and young Democrat minorities and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to 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://wgnradio.com/2019/12/09/city-club-of-chicago-unfinished-business-closing-the-gender-equity-gap-for-women-and-girls-in-chicago/

WBEZ
— Naperville Schools Try To Rebuild Trust After Incident Exposes Persistent Race Issues – Susie An (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated acts by isolated individuals to paint as being racists those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/naperville-schools-try-to-rebuild-trust-after-incident-exposes-persistent-race-issues/a44e286c-4660-4215-9224-394f9c36e7b9

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Courthouse compliance with lactation room law is mixed – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: During the mid-1990s, GAO’s Chicago office gutted its smoking room and turned it into a lactation room.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191209/courthouse-compliance-with-lactation-room-law-is-mixed

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Charges you could face for smoking cannabis around kids – Nikki McGee
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/charges-you-could-face-for-smoking-cannabis-around-kids
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the legalization of marijuana, law enforcement is warning parents to stay on the side of caution when using it at home. As marijuana’s legalization rolls out, the law is defining where it can and cannot be used. While you can smoke and pose it behind closed doors, rules change if you have children in the house. “You cannot knowingly use in close proximity [around] anyone under 21 years of age,” Illinois “Weed Lawyer” W. Scott Hanken said. Any marijuana kept in your house must also be in a pre-packaged, childproof container and kept out of reach. “It’s not a good idea to expose them to a mind-altering substance and we know there can be secondhand smoke that could be inhaled by the cannabis,” Sangamon County Sheriff Campbell said. “So it’s vital that if the parents are going to partake in this, that they don’t expose their children to it.” Sheriff Campbell said his department already investigates cases where they are tipped off about a child smelling like cannabis and sometimes even meth-making chemicals. It’s something they can take action on. “We would look at the totality of the circumstances and determine whether or not the parent was endangering the life or safety of a child,” Sheriff Campbell said. “At that time, we would decide whether or not to either immediately arrest them or to file charges through the state’s attorney’s office.” Mandated reporters, like teachers, are required to report suspected child neglect or endangerment to law enforcement. You also need to be careful if you watch other children. “If you also happen to have a child daycare in that residence, obviously you cannot use it or consume it there,” Hankin said. Any marijuana kept in the house must also be in a prepackaged, childproof container. In other words, kept out of reach. Although you can smoke on private property… Legally it can’t be around your child. The sheriff is also concerned about edibles, which are often packaged as treats like candy or baked goods. He especially wants parents to keep these items secure, since they might look tempting to a child.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Chaos reigns: Dems charge ‘trifecta’ of impeachable offenses; GOP says ‘baloney’ – Leandra Bernstein
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/house-judiciary-committee-to-hold-second-trump-impeachment-hearing

WJBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/12/09/cannabis-jobs-boon-expected-as-illinois-medical-industry-prepares-for-recreational-sales/

ONE ILLINOIS
— Big cities drive economy, but also worsening wage inequality Illinois fares relatively well, but U.S. wage gap has widened since 1980 – Ted Cox
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/12/9/big-cities-drive-economy-but-also-worsening-wage-inequality

CENTER SQUARE
— Just under half of Illinois lawmakers unopposed in 2020 – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/just-under-half-of-illinois-lawmakers-unopposed-in/article_81592660-187c-11ea-9902-b3c80d58fb4e.html
— Illinois 4-year university tuitions jumped 61% over 15 years
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois–year-university-tuitions-jumped-over-years/article_c3b577fa-0b04-11ea-94f6-ab20fd93511e.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Petition Objection Against Catalina Lauf Filed *UPDATED*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/il-14-petition-objection-against-catalina-lauf-filed/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The lie of Jesus as an open border advocate – Cheryl K. Chumley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs paint Jesus as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/10/the-lie-of-jesus-as-an-open-border-advocate/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrat Climate Extremism a Boon to Conservatives – Ned Barnett
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/democrat_climate_extremism_a_boon_to_conservatives_.html

BREITBART
— This Election is Critical, But Left’s Plans are Disastrous and Absurd – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/12/09/exclusive-video-labour-lib-dems-disastrous-absurd-immigration-plans/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Nearly half of conservative students say professors rant against President Trump – Leonardo Blair
https://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-half-of-conservative-students-say-professors-rant-against-president-trump.html

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Dems Can’t Compete with the Trump Economy
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/09/dems-cant-compete-with-the-trump-economy/

FEDERALIST
— 4 Reasons The Left’s Methods Are Far More Cult-Like Than Trump’s In their effort to label President Trump as a cult leader and smear all 63 million of his supporters as cultists, media elites have finally cracked open a real discussion about mass conformity. – Stella Morabito
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/09/4-reasons-the-lefts-methods-are-far-more-cult-like-than-trumps/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Democrats’ Cannibalistic Ideology – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/democrats-cannibalistic-ideology/

THE HILL
— Democrats announce articles of impeachment against Trump
https://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/473816-watch-live-articles-of-impeachment-announced-against-trump

NEW YORK TIMES
— Before Death, Juice WRLD Flew on Jet Loaded With Drugs, Police Say The up-and-coming artist, whose cause of death remains unknown, went into convulsions while officers in Chicago searched the private plane he arrived in. – Joe Coscarelli
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/arts/music/juice-wrld-guns-drugs.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in destroying traditional marriage and destroying the traditional family. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/opinion/two-parent-family.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump Is Bad for the Jews.” I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who stressed to my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who were Jewish that I was 100% German national origin and that I had been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/opinion/donald-trump-jews.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Schiff Threatens Press Freedom When the surveillance state exposes a journalist and his sources, there’s an instant chilling effect. – John Solomon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/schiff-threatens-press-freedom-11575937690

USA TODAY
— Billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer drown out competition – Nell Abernathy (DIERSEN: Everyone in government, politics, and journalism should be required to disclose their income, their assets, their liabilities, and where their net worth came from.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/12/09/billionaires-michael-bloomberg-tom-steyer-drown-out-competition-editorials-debates/4380364002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For 40 years we have run our economy based on a flawed assumption: that the wealthy earned all their money from working harder than the rest of us, and that letting the wealthy keep all of their money will promote investment and job growth. However, prioritizing the interests of the 1% reduces competition and investment, increases economic insecurity and undermines democratic participation.)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Expresses Anti-Semitic Sentiments Before a Jewish Audience Again.” (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who stressed to my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who were Jewish that I was 100% German national origin and that I had been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/trump-expresses-anti-semitic-sentiments-yet-again.html