July 9 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-francisca-lino-chicago-church-sanctuary-20190708-kquv63vklfez5h6yhwvjnl43qm-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURES: Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts’ property tax appeal under investigation after Tribune finds assessment problem
– Hal Dardick (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted me to pay higher taxes. Of course, they have always wanted the assessed valuation of my home (https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/915-Cove-Ct-Wheaton-IL-60189/4447887_zpid/

and https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/915-Cove-Ct-60189/home/18126600) to be increased substantially. According to the Milton Township Assessor, it is worth $492,300.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-todd-ricketts-wilmette-property-taxes-20190709-c335ggdjvjbvposhwd3f77gwxa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that GOD is 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. Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that GOD promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190709/immigration-policy-contradicts-issues-of-faith

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Seven ideas to help Illinois stop kicking the can on state pensions
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/html-page/848701
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Laurence Msall wants Illinois to tax retirement income. What threshold does Msall want – $100,000, $75,000, $50,000, $25,000?
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/forum-ideas/consolidate-funds-and-tax-retirement-income
(FROM THE ARTICLE: To finally and decisively fix the problem, Illinois has no choice but to also eliminate unaffordable loopholes, such as its overly generous tax exemption on retirement income. Illinois is one of only three states with an income tax that exempts all retirement income from taxation. Low-income seniors in Illinois who cannot afford to stop working still pay state taxes on their income. Taxing retirement income in alignment with the federal tax code would increase equity and generate $2 billion to $3 billion annually for the state while protecting the most vulnerable seniors by exempting income under a certain threshold.)

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers unbelievably say “TEEN ODDS OF USING MARIJUANA DIP WITH RECREATIONAL USE LAWS.”
https://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20190708/AP/307089892

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois’ gaming expansion is law. When will we see sports betting, more video gambling? – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article232139537.html

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— Edwardsville officials ponder legal reefer impact on local laws – Charles Bolinger
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Edwardsville-officials-ponder-legal-reefer-impact-14080798.php

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Another golden parachute – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-another-golden-parachute/article_2e80f218-8b69-5511-9ae5-fcbc9ba5db3b.html

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Niles Public Safety Committee To Talk ‘Pot’ Legalization Police To Provide Committee Members Additional Information July 16 – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/niles-public-safety-committee-to-talk-pot-legalization/

WCIA
— Davis blames Pelosi for lack of women in GOP – Mark Maxwell (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage women to hate Republicans.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/davis-blames-pelosi-for-lack-of-women-in-gop/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Rodney Davis Avoids Taking Position On Citizenship Question, While Durbin Criticizes Trump – MARY HANSEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/davis-avoids-taking-position-citizenship-question-while-durbin-criticizes-trump#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Former candidate for governor Robert Marshall challenging Durbin for U.S. Senator – Kevin Schwaller
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/former-candidate-for-governor-robert-marshall-challenging-durbin-for-u-s-senator/

CENTER SQUARE
— Batavia considering annexing nearby homeowners ahead of Census count – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-city-considering-annexing-nearby-homeowners-ahead-of-census-count/article_da9664da-9dd5-11e9-86f1-4beced0dc563.html

INTERCEPT
— SOCIALISTS ON CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL FIGHT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, IMMIGRANT RIGHTS – Aída Chávez
https://theintercept.com/2019/07/08/socialism-conference-chicago-city-council/

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Skillicorn, GOP colleagues introduce Heartbeat Bill – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/512700347-skillicorn-gop-colleagues-introduce-heartbeat-bill

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— DOUBLING ILLINOIS’ GAS TAX, OTHER TAX HIKES WILL GO TO FUND MORE THAN $1.4 BILLION OF WASTE AND PORK – Adam Schuster and Bill Reveille
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/doubling-illinois-gas-tax-other-tax-hikes-will-go-to-fund-more-than-1-4-billion-of-waste-and-pork/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Harvard University poll: Voters get tough on illegal immigration – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/8/inside-the-beltway-poll-voters-get-tough-on-illega/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Ted Cruz: Use money from ‘El Chapo’ drug empire to ‘build the wall’ – Dominick Mastrangelo (DIERSEN: What percent of those who want cheap pot from Mexico oppose the Wall – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ted-cruz-use-money-from-el-chapo-drug-empire-to-build-the-wall
— 2020 Dems promise a buffet of outrageous executive orders – Ryan Everson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2020-dems-promise-a-buffet-of-outrageous-executive-orders

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media Dredges Up Every Bad Thing It Can Think Of To Criticize July 4 Festivities – Brian McNicoll
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-dredges-up-every-bad-thing-it-can-think-of-to-criticize-july-4-festivities/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The White Supremacist Bogeyman – Julie Kelly
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/07/08/the-white-supremacist-bogeyman/

GOPUSA
— Army misses recruiting goal in booming economy (DIERSEN: What did/could limit your advancement in the military? For me, it would have been the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
http://www.gopusa.com/army-misses-recruiting-goal-in-booming-economy/
— Meghan McCain, women of ‘The View’ blame ‘straight sexism’ for smaller U.S. Women’s soccer payday
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72320

BLAZE
— Trump wants to ‘Make America White Again’ with census citizenship question, says Pelosi – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage minorities to hate Republicans.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-wants-to-make-america-white-again-with-census-citizenship-question-says-pelosi
— Multiple females allegedly push, punch former college linebacker over his MAGA hat. He handles it like a gentleman – Dave Urbanski (DIERSEN: If you wore a MAGA hat in your neighborhood, what would the Trump-haters do to you? How would you respond?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/multiple-females-allegedly-push-punch-former-college-linebacker-over-his-maga-hat

CONSERVATIVE NEWS DAILY
— Why Do Democrats Hate? – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/why-do-democrats-hate/

TOWNHALL
— Illinois Could Soon Require Parental Permission For Minors To Donate Blood But Not Obtain An Abortion – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/07/08/illinois-could-soon-require-parental-permission-for-minors-to-donate-blood-but-not-an-abortion-n2549694
— The Democrats’ Open Border Campaign Strategy – Robert Knight
https://townhall.com/columnists/robertknight/2019/07/09/the-democrats-open-border-campaign-strategy-n2549683

DAILY CALLER
— Burgess Owens Says Democrats Should Be The Ones To Pay Reparations – CAITLIN MCFALL
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/08/burgess-owens-says-democrats-should-be-the-ones-to-pay-reparations/
— Illegal Immigration Advocates Use Economic Warfare To Subvert Immigration Law – MATT O’BRIEN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/08/brien-economic-warfare/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— QUESTIONS THE CANDIDATES MUST ANSWER And the one question that will expose those who actually hate you. – Michael Cutler
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274223/questions-candidates-must-answer-michael-cutler

NEWSMAX
— The Democrats’ Own Platform Will Be Their Undoing in 2020 – Michael Dorstewitz 
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/democrats-buttigieg-biden-radical/2019/07/08/id/923706/
— A Secure Border Is the Most Compassionate Immigration Solution – Lauren DeBellis Appell 
https://www.newsmax.com/laurendebellisappell/faith-border-security-refugees/2019/07/08/id/923729/

WORLD NET DAILY
— ARE DEMOCRATS CEDING THE CENTER TO TRUMP? The more the nation sees of the Democrats, the better The Donald looks – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/are-democrats-ceding-the-center-to-trump/

LIFE NEWS
— Illinois Abortion Activists Want to Enable Secret Abortions on Teens Without Their Parents Knowing – MICAIAH BILGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/07/08/illinois-abortion-activists-want-to-enable-secret-abortions-on-teens-without-their-parents-knowing/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Medical establishment has betrayed children, parents with transgender insanity – Linda Harvey
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/medical-establishment-has-betrayed-children-parents-with-transgender-insanity

THE HILL
— Appeals court rules Trump can’t block people on Twitter – JACQUELINE THOMSEN (DIERSEN: I do not block anyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, including those who read the emails only to get information to destroy me. I should write a book about those who read the emails only to get information to destroy me.) 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/452160-appeals-court-rules-trump-cant-block-people-on-twitter
— After McConnell opposes reparations, NBC report shows his great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/452083-after-mcconnell-opposes-reparations-nbc-report-shows-his-great-great

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow over their success in creating the border crisis.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/08/trump-cant-dodge-responsibility-border-crisis/
— Mitch McConnell’s ancestors owned slaves, according to a new report. He opposes reparations. – Eli Rosenberg (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/09/mitch-mcconnells-ancestors-owned-slaves-according-new-report-he-opposes-reparations/
— Democrats, stop embracing losing issues and focus on getting rid of Trump – Richard Cohen (DIERSEN: Who has focused on getting rid of you? How have you dealt with those people? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have focused on getting rid of me. They have always known that my policy has always been to forgive those who trespass against me (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord%27s_Prayer) and to let GOD impose vengeance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vengeance_Is_Mine). Of course, they use that to destroy me. They count on me keeping the aforesaid policies. What if they are wrong?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/democrats-stop-embracing-losing-issues-and-focus-on-getting-rid-of-trump/2019/07/08/baa3dca2-a1b3-11e9-bd56-eac6bb02d01d_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— After years of discrimination, women embrace right to natural hair – Melkorka Licea (DIERSEN: What about banning discrimination against those whose hair a) has thinned, b) has turned gray, c) has turned White, and/or d) has fallen out?)
https://nypost.com/2019/07/08/after-years-of-discrimination-women-embrace-right-to-natural-hair/
— Democrats need voters to forget the economy – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/07/08/democrats-need-voters-to-forget-the-economy-and-other-commentary/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How a Chicago Suburb Became a Center of ETFs Welcome to Wheaton, Ill., a town with a surprising connection to many of the most-important figures in the world of exchange-traded funds – Asjylyn Loder
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-a-chicago-suburb-became-a-center-of-etfs-11562638621
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There is a gutted brick bank about an hour’s drive west of downtown Chicago that bears testament to an unusual feature of the suburb of Wheaton, Ill.: It has played an outsize role in the $6 trillion exchange-traded-fund industry. Here, longtime Wheaton residents Bruce Bond and John Southard, co-founders of the ETF powerhouse formerly known as PowerShares, are renovating new offices for their latest ETF venture, a company called Innovator. Just down the street is First Trust, the sixth-biggest ETF issuer in the U.S., with more than $76 billion in ETF assets. Not far away is Amplify ETFs, a white-label firm that has made a name for itself in niche funds. PowerShares, meanwhile, was sold in 2006 to Invesco Ltd. IVZ -1.81% , now the fourth-largest ETF issuer, with $204 billion in assets. How did Wheaton, a city of 53,000 people, become a hub of one of the fastest-growing segments of money management? Part of the story centers on Wheaton College, a Christian liberal-arts school founded by evangelical abolitionists in 1860. Often called the “Christian Harvard,” it is the alma mater of preacher Billy Graham. With roughly 2,400 undergraduates, the college also has produced, or has connections to, a surprising number of well-known ETF pioneers and innovators and their families. . .Today, the ETF industry is a palpable part of life in Wheaton. First Trust’s office south of downtown, built in 2007, is home to the city’s sixth-largest employer, and is part of the downtown revival. New restaurants and apartment complexes have opened in the past decade. The city has widened the sidewalks and made the streets more pedestrian-friendly. The town has always been well-to-do, but these days the median income is more than $95,000 a year. In the neighborhood near Wheaton College, older houses have been torn down, replaced with more luxurious homes. Of course, the ETF connection isn’t the only reason Wheaton is thriving. The greater Chicagoland area sports a sprawling financial industry, and Wheaton shares in its prosperity.)
— Pelosi Says Liberal Freshmen Have Few Followers on the Hill The speaker said Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib ‘have a following in the public’ but not in Congress – Natalie Andrews (DIERSEN: RINO Republican Party leaders would say that conservatives have following in the public, but not in the Republican Party.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pelosi-says-liberal-freshmen-have-few-followers-on-the-hill-11562624179
— Why U.S. Women Rule the World – Allysia Finley (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all? Democrats want women, and everyone else, to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-u-s-women-rule-the-world-11562626251
— How Many Jobs Would the $15 Minimum Wage Kill? The Congressional Budget Office puts the toll at 1.3 million to 3.7 million. – Michael Saltsman (DIERSEN: Back in 1964, when I was 16 years old, if S.S. Kresges had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars to wash dishes, S.S. Kresges would not have hired me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-many-jobs-would-the-15-minimum-wage-kill-11562626215
— $15 Minimum Wage Would Bring Mixed Fortunes for U.S. Workers House plan would give 17 million Americans raises, cost 1.3 million their jobs, nonpartisan government report finds – Eric Morath (DIERSEN: Back in 1964, when I was 16 years old, if S.S. Kresges had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars to wash dishes, S.S. Kresges would not have hired me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/15-minimum-wage-would-leave-1-3-million-american-jobless-lift-as-many-out-of-poverty-11562611503

USA TODAY
— On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/08/support-donald-trump-prompts-calls-home-depot-boycott-twitter/1677966001/

SAN ANTONIO
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: USA! Americans Spent $400M on Cannabis for Fourth of July Legal marijuana is not yet as familiar at the family picnic as beer, but it’s gaining. – Peter Page
https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/USA-Americans-Spent-400M-on-Cannabis-for-Fourth-14079435.php

SENTINEL SOURCE
— Vacant Keene City Council seats draw interest – Sierra Hubbard (DIERSEN: Do you live in a city? If a city council seat became vacant, what factors would discourage you from running for it? For me, factors include candidates who commit to voting against the sale of pot and against video gambling in the city. In addition, candidates who commit to promoting the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms. In addition, candidates who oppose promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things. When city council vacancies occur, I believe that a) the names of applicants should be immediately released, b) all information that they submit, including completed application forms, resumes, and answers to standard questions, should be immediately released, c) a thorough background investigation should be done on each applicant, and d) one or more candidate forum should be held.) 
https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/vacant-keene-city-council-seats-draw-interest/article_3a7b278a-5a75-5272-90c8-46c8027e25f0.html

WEEK
— Mitch McConnell found to be the direct descendant of 2 slave owners (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://theweek.com/speedreads/851569/report-mitch-mcconnell-found-direct-descendant-2-slave-owners

PBS
— Religious liberals want to change what it means to be a Christian voter (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, GOD is 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, to get into HEAVEN, you have to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/religious-liberals-want-to-change-what-it-means-to-be-a-christian-voter

NEWSDAY
— It’s much too early to pay attention to the race for president – Carl Hiaasen (DIERSEN: What do you pay attention to? According to my critics/opponents, you should only pay attention to what they tell you to pay attention to.)
https://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/2020-presidential-race-democratic-debates-trump-1.33589999

GUARDIAN
— Facebook is ripe for exploitation – again – in 2020 – Siva Vaidhyanathan
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/09/facebook-is-ripe-for-exploitation-again-in-2020

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— 2018 election win pays off: Illinois passes “barrage” of pro-worker bills – MARK GRUENBERG
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/2018-election-win-pays-off-illinois-passes-barrage-of-pro-worker-bills/

June 26 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin announced his reelection bid at an outstanding rally Wednesday afternoon, June 26, 2019, at the DuPage County Fair Grounds. DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin spoke very highly of Berlin. The 100+ enthusiastic supporters included Anderson, Bellock, Boltz, Bond, P. Brady, Cherry, Curran, Eckhoff, Grimsby, Grogan, Hart, Hogan, Holder, Irvin, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kelly, Kinzler, LeVan, Marquardt, Millner, Monino, Prueter, and Reboletti. – Dave Diersen

http://www.gopillinois.com

DAILY HERALD
— Berlin will seek third term as DuPage state’s attorney – Justin Kmitch
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190626/berlin-will-seek-third-term-as-dupage-states-attorney
— Where marijuana can and can’t be used once law goes into effect – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190626/where-marijuana-can-and-cant-be-used-once-law-goes-into-effect
— Evangelical group to spend $50M on get-out-the-vote efforts – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190626/business/306269866/
— Cronin’s restructuring plan draws fire from critics – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190626/cronins-restructuring-plan-draws-fire-from-critics

NBC5
— 800,000 Eligible to Clear Their Records as Illinois Legalizes Pot (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/800000-eligible-to-clear-their-record-in-illinois-legal-pot-511864672.html
— Chicago Bar Whose Employee Spit on Eric Trump Releases Statement “As fellow Americans and citizens, we should all aim higher,” The Aviary’s statement concluded – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/eric-trump-spit-on-the-aviary-statement-511839861.html

CBS2
— Trendy Chicago Restaurant Is Praised And Put Down After Trump’s Son Is Spat Upon – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/26/trendy-chicago-restaurant-praised-put-down-after-trumps-son-spat-upon/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Elizabeth Warren calls to decriminalize border crossings
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/elizabeth-warren-calls-to-decriminalize-border-crossings

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— For an open Illinois House seat, all of you nobodies need not apply – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-brad-stephens-appointment-rosemont-20190626-vj7kbt5wmjc7bjkl2wkfchgob4-story.html
— Chicago’s place in the reparations debate – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: Did your ancestors live in Chicago? Do/did you live in Chicago? My ancestors on my father’s side lived in Chicago 1844-1854. I lived there part-time 1974-1976 and full-time 1976-1978.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-reparations-chicago-slavery-chapman-20190626-abopyg3wgba55ijxnok4l5wviu-story.html
— Eric Trump not pressing charges against waitress who spit on him at Chicago’s Aviary, Trump Organization says – KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS and LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-eric-trump-spat-on-aviary-secret-service-20190626-aenk554xmrfahlmqn7ghpuaf5y-story.html
— Aurora city clerk to take job with College of DuPage – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-city-clerk-st-0627-20190626-dtjpuhlyj5ecvlc4ty6rtnsw6m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/26/18682740/chicago-pride-parade-lgbtq-50th-stonewall-boystown
— Transgender county residents might not need IDs to use bathrooms they choose Residents would be able to use restrooms and dressing rooms based on their gender identities under a proposal before the Cook County Board. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/26/18760138/transgender-county-residents-wont-need-ids-use-bathrooms-align-with-gender-identities-under-proposal
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says border crisis ‘is an international disgrace and moral outrage.’
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/26/18760021/border-crisis-immigration-children-us-mexico-jesse-jackson-push-chicago

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Aviary server placed on leave after Eric Trump spitting incident There’s been plenty of fallout, both at the upscale cocktail bar and on social media, since the incident involving the president’s son last night
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/aviary-server-placed-leave-after-eric-trump-spitting-incident
— Rosemont mayor poised to become state rep, too Northwest Side GOP chiefs are set to meet this weekend to fill Mike McAuliffe’s seat, and Mayor Brad Stephens reportedly wants the job and has the votes. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/rosemont-mayor-poised-become-state-rep-too

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton set for annual 4th of July celebration (DIERSEN: Please stop by the Republican table at Wheaton’s Graf park before the fireworks start on July 3. So far, Wheaton’s 2019 Independence Day Parade Republican entries are Bob Berlin, Amy Grant, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Chris Kachiroubas, Ann Celine Walsh, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. All $2,500 has been pledged toward the $2,500 “DuPage County Republicans” sponsorship commitment: $500 from Roger Claar; $250 each from Berlin, Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, and Tim Whelan; and $100 each from Michael Barbier, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Grant, Chris Heidorn, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Bob Larsen, and Walsh. I am in the process of hand-delivering 500 flyers (printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics) to the residences and businesses on the parade route that include the Republican entries in the parade, the sponsor’s names, and the amounts they contributed. In addition, contributors are invited to be at the Republican table at fireworks on July 3.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/06/26/wheaton-set-for-annual-4th-of-july-celebration/aqpba0/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Wheaton Independence Day Parade is a long-standing tradition that draws thousands of people and will display more than 90 parade entries this year. This year’s parade theme, Home Grown, celebrates those who founded the town in the 1830s and those who continue to make it their home. The celebration starts at 5 p.m. July 3 in Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road, with a carnival, DJ, food vendors and activities for all ages. The park district will have its annual fireworks display at 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Parking will be available in the park just south of Monroe Middle School and also in the western fields of the fairgrounds. Sparklers and smoke bombs are prohibited. Event coordinators strongly advise no dogs in the park because of the nature of the event. The celebration continues at 10 a.m. July 4 with the Wheaton Park District and the city of Wheaton’s annual Fourth of July parade, led by grand marshals from the Wheaton Lions Club. Due to planned city improvements, the parade route will be altered significantly this year. Staging will be located in the same location near Main Street and Hawthorne Boulevard. The parade will head south on Main Street and turn west on Union Avenue, then will turn south at Wheaton Avenue, where the judging stand will be located. The parade will conclude at Seminary and Wheaton avenues.)

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Des Plaines Poised To Launch 90-Day ‘Pot’ Study – Todd Wessell
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/des-plaines-poised-to-launch-90-day-pot-study/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Business website ranks Rockford 99th of 100 Illinois cities – Corina Curry
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The top 10 cities in Illinois are Chicago, Urbana, Wheaton, Schaumburg, Lisle, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Lombard and Woodridge.)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190617/business-website-ranks-rockford-99th-of-100-illinois-cities

GALVAN NEWS
— Rep. Bailey Slams Gov. Pritzker’s “Pot” Law: Local Communities Encouraged to ‘Opt Out’
https://www.galvanews.com/news/20190626/rep-bailey-slams-gov-pritzkers-pot-law-local-communities-encouraged-to-opt-out

WSIL TV
— The challenges of legalizing marijuana – Fahima Paghmani
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40706923/the-challenges-of-legalizing-marijuana

WGEM
— Marijuana legalization in Illinois impacts drug testing in the work place
https://wgem.com/2019/06/26/marijuana-legalization-in-illinois-impacts-drug-testing-in-the-work-place/

WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
— 10K Sign Petition Calling For Removal Of LGBTQ Flag Flying Above State Capitol Wisconsin Family Council: Flag Doesn’t Represent All Wisconsinites – Clara Neupert
https://www.wpr.org/10k-sign-petition-calling-removal-lgbtq-flag-flying-above-state-capitol

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
— Best Cities to Live in Illinois – 2019 (FROM THE POSTING: 3. Wheaton Suburban Chicago, with its small-town character and big city access, is one of the best areas to raise a family in America, and #3 Wheaton is a great example of the region. With an excellent school district and a great downtown area with shops and restaurants, Wheaton is an in-demand city to settle down in.)
https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/best-cities-to-live-in-illinois/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Top campaign contribution recipients in DuPage County for the week of June 10
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512655963-top-campaign-contribution-recipients-in-dupage-county-for-the-week-of-june-10

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEARLY 800,000 CRIMINAL RECORDS COULD BE EXPUNGED, THANKS TO DEMS LEGALIZING CANNABIS IN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/nearly-800000-criminal-records-could-be-expunged-thanks-to-dems-legalizing-cannabis-in-illinois.html
— CHICAGO COCKTAIL WAITRESS ON LEAVE AFTER SPITTING ON ERIC TRUMP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/chicago-cocktail-waitress-on-leave-after-spitting-on-eric-trump.html
— ROCKFORD RESIDENTS PROTEST PUBLIC LIBRARY’S DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/rockford-residents-protest-drag-queen-story-hour.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: ‘Open borders mean people drowning in the rivers’ – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/26/trump-open-borders-mean-people-drowning-rivers/
— Trump: Google, Twitter, Facebook ‘trying to rig the election’ – Bailey Vogt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/26/donald-trump-google-twitter-facebook-trying-rig-el/

GOPUSA
— Record 698 openly LGBTQ officials currently serving in the United States
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=71604

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Responds To Devastating Photo Of Drowned Migrant Dad And Daughter – Evie Fordham
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/26/trump-migrant-drowning-photo/

TOWNHALL
— Democrat Crocodile Tears for Illegal Alien Children – Sheriff David Clarke
https://townhall.com/columnists/sheriffdavidclarke/2019/06/26/democrat-crocodile-tears-for-illegal-alien-children-n2549044

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Reparations for Everyone, Apparently – JOHN HIRSCHAUER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/elizabeth-warrens-tax-plan-reparations-for-everyone/

BLOOMBERG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Expects $1 Billion in Cannabis Revenue Over Five Years
https://news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report-state/illinois-expects-1-billion-in-cannabis-revenue-over-five-years

FORBES
— College Of DuPage Approves $3 Million Expansion To Host Largest Frida Kahlo Exhibit In Chicago Area In 40 Years – Julia Brenner
https://www.forbes.com/sites/juliabrenner/2019/06/26/college-of-dupage-approves-3-million-expansion-to-host-largest-frida-kahlo-exhibit-in-chicago-area-in-40-years/#9c87eced2c4a

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— College of DuPage Makes Interim Chief Permanent – Julia Piper
https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-College-of-DuPage/246566

June 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fact-check: Brady’s attack on graduated income tax flat out wrong on time frame and income level PolitiFact rates claims based on the words people speak. Corrections by his staff aside, Brady not only referred to the state’s most recent tax increase and not the 2011 hike but also twice mentioned middle-income families in his remarks. – BGA
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/23/18701573/fact-check-bill-brady-attack-wrong-pritzker-graduated-income-tax-middle-class
— State’s all-in gambling expansion offers new temptation for those struggling to stay out More than 13,000 people are already part of a program designed to help gambling addicts police themselves, but opponents say it’s not enough as the state is poised for a massive gaming expansion. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/6/23/18700983/illinois-gambling-casino-self-exclusion-program-addiction

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want to abolish the Second Amendment promote those who want to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-underwood-gun-violence-st-0624-20190623-vcplm5brq5frldsn6v65zjvnhu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— West Chicago: ‘You’re welcome here’: Lawyer, legislator offer tips amid fears of immigration sweep – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190623/youre-welcome-here-lawyer-legislator-offer-tips-amid-fears-of-immigration-sweep-
— Where to catch suburban fireworks through July 4 — and beyond (DIERSEN: Please stop by the Republican table at Wheaton’s Graf park before the fireworks start on July 3. So far, Wheaton’s 2019 Independence Day Parade Republican entries are Bob Berlin, Amy Grant, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Chris Kachiroubas, Ann Celine Walsh, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. All $2,500 has been pledged toward the $2,500 “DuPage County Republicans” sponsorship commitment: $500 from Roger Claar; $250 each from Berlin, Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, and Tim Whelan; and $100 each from Michael Barbier, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Grant, Chris Heidorn, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Bob Larsen, and Walsh. I am in the process of hand-delivering 500 flyers (printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics) to the residences and businesses on the parade route that include the Republican entries in the parade, the sponsor’s names, and the amounts they contributed. In addition, contributors are invited to be at the Republican table at fireworks on July 3.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20190622/where-to-catch-suburban-fireworks-through-july-4—and-beyond
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road. Wheaton Independence Day Celebration starts at 5 p.m. with a DJ, carnival rides, food vendors and more. Free. www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.)

ABC7
— Chicago area (ILLEGAL) immigrants on edge as Trump delays ICE raids by 2 weeks – Jesse Kirsch (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-area-immigrants-on-edge-as-trump-delays-ice-raids-by-2-weeks/5360049/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago steps up support for immigrants as Trump delays deportation threat (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/chicago-steps-up-support-for-immigrants-as-trump-delays-deportation-threat
— Popular knitting website bans users from showing support for Trump, sharing pro-Trump designs (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters banish those who do not hate Trump.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/popular-knitting-website-bans-users-from-showing-support-for-trump-sharing-pro-trump-designs

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois is one of only 2 states to lose population in the past decade. Why are they leaving? – MATT VASILOGAMBROS
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-is-one-only-states-to-lose-population-in-the/article_18380b28-03e7-5cb7-bc5e-db6cc43e0b1d.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— POT: Pay attention to who has the megaphone – Editorial (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who promote pot are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-pay-attention-to-who-has-the-megaphone/article_de88ed5a-2c96-5d4c-91d1-2064ed961190.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS’ RICH MILLENNIALS ARE MOVING TO OTHER STATES – Tivas Gupta
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-rich-millennials-are-moving-to-other-states/

NEWSMAX
— AOC Calls for Americans to Harbor Illegals From ICE – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/alexandriaocasio-cortez-aoc-ice/2019/06/23/id/921635/
— 12 Signs the US Is Losing the Border War – Bill Hoffmann
https://www.newsmax.com/platinum/border-wall/2019/06/23/id/921666/
— Pence Calls Border Conditions ‘Heart-Breaking,’ Says Congress Must Act – Cathy Burke
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/pence-immigration-children-border/2019/06/23/id/921631/

DAILY CALLER
— Elizabeth Warren Wants Reparations For Same-Sex Couples – VIRGINIA KRUTA (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, will Democrats call for reparation for everyone who is Democrat, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-American citizen, liberal, moderate, non-rich, non-gun owner, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time? Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/23/elizabeth-warren-reparations-same-sex-couples/

TOWNHALL
— Caught Red Handed: Despite Their Protests, Democrats Want Illegals To Vote – Kevin McCullough
https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2019/06/23/caught-red-handed-despite-their-protests-democrats-want-illegals-to-vote-n2548791

NEWS BUSTERS
— Illegal Journo-Activist Calls on US Citizens to Take ‘Risks’ to ‘Protect’ Illegals During Arrests – Mark Finkelstein 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mark-finkelstein/2019/06/23/illegal-calls-us-citizens-take-risks-protect-illegals-during

WORLD NET DAILY
— SEND THE ILLEGALS BACK! Jesse Lee Peterson blasts libs for refusing to admit truth about aliens
https://www.wnd.com/2019/06/send-the-illegals-back/

BREITBART
— Eleven 2020 Democrats Back Health Care for Illegal Immigrants – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/23/eleven-2020-democrats-back-health-care-illegal-immigrants/

BLAZE
— Scotland: Student who told teacher there are only ‘two genders’ now facing harsh punishment from school, report says ‘I’m simply saying there are two genders. Male and female’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/two-genders-student-suspended-scotland

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Elizabeth Warren testing ‘reparations’ for gays – Vivek Saxena (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, will Democrats call for reparation for everyone who is Democrat, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-American citizen, liberal, moderate, non-rich, non-gun owner, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time? Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/06/23/elizabeth-warren-testing-reparations-for-gays-and-you-get-reparations-and-you-get-reparations-767948

EPOCH TIMES
— Six GOP Senators Want to Make Firing Bad Bureaucrats Easier – MARK TAPSCOTT (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, the federal government took adverse actions against me because I was a BAD EMPLOYEE and a) NOT because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and b) NOT because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged my superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. My critics/opponents dismiss, belittle, and badmouth the fact that 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.theepochtimes.com/six-gop-senators-want-to-make-firing-bad-bureaucrats-easier_2975004.html

THE HILL
— Surprise! That ‘cheap’ immigrant labor costs us a lot – ANN COULTER 
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/449887-ann-coulter-surprise-that-cheap-immigrant-labor-costs-us-a-lot
— Popular knitting website bans shows of support for Trump – RACHEL FRAZIN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters banish those who do not hate Trump.)
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/449948-popular-knitting-website-bans-shows-of-support-for-trump

NEW YORK TIMES
— The ‘Euphoria’ Teenagers Are Wild. But Most Real Teenagers Are Tame. Kids these days are the “cautious generation,” the evidence shows. Margot Sanger-Katz and Aaron E. Carroll
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/upshot/euphoria-hbo-teens-sex-drugs.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Black leaders welcome renewed focus on race — stumbles and all – Annie Linskey (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats shout at Blacks a) that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things and b) that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I worked for Blacks, worked with Blacks, and/or supervised many Blacks. I should write a book about the successes and failures that my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had in turning my Black superiors, Black supervisors, Black coworkers, and Black subordinates against me.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/black-leaders-welcome-renewed-focus-on-race–stumbles-and-all/2019/06/23/3e493dde-9531-11e9-aadb-74e6b2b46f6a_story.html

LEADING BRITAIN’S CONVERSATION
— Secret Far-Right Facebook Groups Stirring Up Anti-Muslim Hatred – Matthew Thompson (DIERSEN: What about secret far-left Facebook groups that stir up anti-Trump hatred?)
https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/secret-far-right-facebook-group-anti-muslim/