— Community groups up pressure to ensure city’s 1st Asian American ward in new maps – Craig Wall
— Jussie Smollett trial: CPD officers testify for hours about actor’s alleged staged attack. Jussie Smollett lawyer says there was nothing fake about alleged Streeterville attack that left actor bruised. – Trenier Ward, Sarah Schulte and Eric Horng
— Smash-and-grab thieves hit Bucktown BFF Bikes, get away with at least 5 high-end bicycles
— Rep. Omar Urges House GOP to Address ‘Anti-Muslim Hatred’ Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s incendiary remarks are just the latest example of a GOP lawmaker making a personal attack against another member of Congress. – Brian Slodysko
— Retailers Worry That Repeated Organized Thefts Could Scare Shoppers Away From Mag Mile, Other Districts This Holiday Season – Tara Molina
— Illinois AG, CVS unveil new steps to deter pharmacy robberies
— Republicans push for more GOP women in Congress – Basil John
— At Sen. Durbin event for Mayor Lightfoot, GOP Rep. Rodney Davis swings by and makes bold prediction Republican Davis doubts the new congressional maps Illinois state Dems created will actually yield 14 Democratic districts. – Lynn Sweet
— CVS, Illinois AG respond to rise in retail robberies, opioid theft All 392 CVS locations in Illinois will now feature time-delay safes to prevent narcotics thefts. The measure is a response to a recent rise in retail and pharmacy theft. – Jason Beeferman
— Hate crime investigation launched after racist, anti-Semitic graffiti found on Highland Park synagogue Someone scrawled a racial slur attacking Black and Jewish people on an outside wall sometime before Nov. 20, police said.
— Omicron on the horizon: COVID-19 hospitalizations hit nearly 10-month high as latest variant looms: ‘We need to be serious’ With Illinois facing its fifth surge of the pandemic even before the arrival of the Omicron variant, officials say it’s time to take extra precautions — but not yet shutter businesses or schools. – Mitchell Armentrout
— More than 1,000 people have been murdered in Cook County this year, the most since 1994. As of Tuesday, the medical examiner’s office had recorded 1,009 murders this year — 100 more than this time last year. The youngest person killed was a 1-month-old boy, the oldest an 84-year-old man. – Cindy Hernandez
— Once-a-decade Chicago ward remap still in flux; city has yet to release a favored proposal despite Wednesday deadline – JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
— Inside the last abortion clinic in Mississippi — busier than ever — at the center of the massive Supreme Court case – RICK ROJAS
BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
— COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against those who do not hate Trump.
— Proposal to grant migrants amnesty holding up Build Back Better Act – JILLIAN SMITH (COMMENT: Amnesty would dramatically increase illegal immigration. Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Rep. Darin LaHood slams new Congressional maps as ‘unfair’ – Austin Schick
— Money talks: Donors show the path to restoring freedom of thought and speech in higher education – Mark Glennon
— No, Gov. Edgar, your version of “compromise” isn’t what Illinois needs. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
— Decisions being made during campaign season are pushing Illinoisans out of the state
— Governor’s limitless spending habits are wreaking havoc on multiple fronts
— Kyle Rittenhouse must be protected from campus mobs Rittenhouse has every right to attend ASU in person and has every right to expect that he can do so safely – Jonathan Turley
— Superintendent says Detroit schools ‘deeply using critical race theory’ The superintendent claimed students must learn about ‘the injustices that have occurred in this country’ – Jon Brown
— Woke Salvation Army surrendered without a fight – Kevin McGary
— Our Enemies Wait As We Destroy Ourselves. Russia waits, no longer ideological, but moving slowly and gingerly toward the Christian heritage that once made her a nation, even as we stupidly toss our own culture away. – Anthony Esolen
— ‘Our curriculum is deeply using critical race theory,’ Detroit Public Schools Community District superintendent says – ALEX NITZBERG
— Progressive church groups spread misinformation in wake of Rittenhouse verdict – Ryan Foley
— Jussie Smollett’s Lawyer Claims He Was A ‘Real Victim’ Of Racist Attack – KIRA MAUTONE
— Brazilian Town Almost Deserted As Migrants Flee For The US – SEBASTIAN HUGHES
— Fact-Blockers – John Stossel
— It’s Not Right vs. Left, It’s Right vs. Wrong – Alexandra York
— What’s Behind The Massive Spike In Violence Inside Public Schools Nationwide. This is a dangerous cocktail: missed socialization from lockdowns, falling suspension rates, demonizing police, praising looters, and encouraging activism. – Dan Lennington and Will Flanders
— Woke radicals will ensure Kyle Rittenhouse never leads a normal life – Robert Bridge
— GOP infighting just gets uglier – CRISTINA MARCOS
— Greene calls fellow Republican ‘trash’ of GOP conference – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
— New rift opens between U.S. House Republicans over bigotry claims – David Morgan
— Marjorie Taylor Greene just called another House Republican ‘trash’ – Chris Cillizza
— Debate between Chicago’s Black and Latino leaders over ward map grows bitter Shifting demographics fueled weeks of bitter clashes as Wednesday’s deadline drew closer. – Safia Samee Ali
NEW YORK TIMES
— Republican Recriminations Point to a Rocky Path to a House Majority. Simmering tensions between the far-right flank and more traditional conservatives burst into the open on Tuesday, while Republican leaders stayed silent. – Jonathan Weisman
— Investigator Cites Video and Other Evidence Against Jussie Smollett. A detective told jurors at Mr. Smollett’s trial how the actor had gone from victim to suspect as the investigation unfolded. But the actor’s lawyer suggested the police work was not thorough. – Julia Jacobs and Mark Guarino
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint non-Democrats as being racists.
— How Much Are Latinos Shifting Right? So far, the data remains mixed. And the defection of Ryan Guillen, a Texas state lawmaker, to the G.O.P. may not have been driven solely by ideology. – Jennifer Medina
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use CRT to paint Republicans as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, moderates and liberals use CRT to paint conservatives as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans use CRT to paint Christians, Protestants, Italian Americans, and German Americans as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, younger people use CRT to paint older people as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, women use CRT to paint men as being Racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers use CRT to paint heterosexuals as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats use CRT to paint law enforcement officers as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use CRT to paint Trump-supporters as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint patriotic people as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use CRT to paint citizens of America as being racists and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time use CRT to paint those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time as being racists.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Waukesha Killings Make the Media Colorblind Again. The contrast with the Kyle Rittenhouse case illustrates the double standard. – Jason L. Riley
— Precisely Launches Dynamic Demographics Data Offering, Revealing Changing Profiles Over Time (COMMENT: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs negatively stereotype those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Teen hiring is snowballing amid staffing crisis – Paul Davidson (COMMENT: Too many times I skipped classes at UIC 1966-1968 and at UIC in 1969 to work more hours at the Park Forest Post Office.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Employing more teenage workers can provide them an entrée into the workforce and early skills development, economists say. But some also worry it could help pull teens away from a postsecondary education at a time when the pandemic has lowered college enrollment.)
— COMMENT: Fox News-haters use Jonah Goldberg to promote hatred against Fox News.
— Wisconsin Senate Republicans move school culture war bill forward – HENRY REDMAN
SANTA BARBARA NEWS PRESS
— Federal taxpayers pay millions to fund critical race theory training – Center Square
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White-haters promote hatred against Whites.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— COMMENT: Democrats want Biden to promote BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, etc.
COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— Political misinformation, and a matter of scale – Mathew Ingram (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who blame their defeats a) on me, b) on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000, c) on what I have done as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, d) on my coordinating Republican sponsorship of Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, e) on what I did as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, f) on what I did as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, g) on what I did as the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, h) on what I did as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and i) what I did as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
— The Local Journalism Initiative: a proposal to protect and extend democracy – Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs run the news media in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. Ever-increasingly, they spin everything to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
— Red states are getting redder and blue bluer: Politically polarized Americans are moving to states that reflect their own views on abortion, mask mandates and CRT – RONNY REYES (DIERSEN: From what I see watching home purchases in my precinct since 1984, it ever-increasing looks like Democrat realtors steer homebuyers to my precinct who are Democrat, moderate, liberal, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American. Ever-increasingly, it looks like Democrat realtors stress to potential homebuyers a) that ever-increasingly, Democrats get more votes in the precinct, for example, Biden got 269 votes while Trump got only 157, b) that there are LGBTQ-promoting churches immediately north and south of the precinct, c) that the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Administration Headquarters is in the precinct, and d) that a grade school and middle school are in the precinct.)