August 16 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 41 shot, 5 fatally, in 4th of July weekend gun violence across Chicago
https://abc7chicago.com/41-shot-5-fatally-in-4th-of-july-weekend-gun-violence-across-chicago/5381676/
— Citizenship Concerns Some Chicago immigrants said regardless of the outcome, they are dodging the 2020 census.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-citizenship-concerns/5380131/

CBS2
— TREASONOUS: Teen Group Canvasses Pilsen To Inform Undocumented Immigrants Of Their Rights Ahead Of ICE Raids
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/05/teen-group-canvasses-pilsen-to-inform-undocumented-immigrants-of-their-rights-ahead-of-ice-raids/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Defender, influential African American newspaper, ceasing print publication – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-defender-cease-print-publication-20190705-i7b3ooscfzdl7ck6qqxy6utq74-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago’s pension debt overshadows improvements Increased balances in the city’s operating funds and savings from refinancing expensive long-term debt are important to bond-rating agencies, city’s CFO says. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/7/5/20683547/chicago-pension-debt-annual-financial-report

DAILY HERALD
— Stephens courts trouble serving as both lawmaker, Rosemont mayor – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190706/editorial-stephens-courts-trouble-serving-as-both-lawmaker-rosemont-mayor
— $1.2 million in pension income in 10 years of retirement – Jake Griffin (DIERSEN: Since 1997, when I was 49 years old, by forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” my Democrat GAO superiors have succeeded in forcing the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to pay me $1,159,623 in today’s dollars. If I was still working these last 21 years and 9 months for GAO, I would have paid $194,353 into the CSRS in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190706/suburban-watchdog-12-million-in-pension-income-in-10-years-of-retirement

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Marijuana potency gets increased scrutiny after link to psychosis – Robert McCoppin
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190706/marijuana-potency-gets-increased-scrutiny-after-link-to-psychosis

PONTIAC DAILY LEADER
— Dan Brady sees good coming from gas tax – Erich Murphy
https://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/news/20190706/brady-sees-good-coming-from-gas-tax

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Will Joe Walsh Challenge Donald Trump?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/06/will-joe-walsh-challenge-donald-trump/ 
— 14th Congressional District Update Featuring Anthony Catella
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/05/14th-congressional-district-update-2/ 
— Algonquin Township Road District Banking
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/05/algonquin-township-road-district-banking/ 
— Skillicorn Wants Public Ability to Buy Bigger Fireworks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/04/skillicorn-wants-public-ability-to-buy-bigger-fireworks/ 
— Illinois Oaks Threatened
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/03/illinois-oaks-threatened/ 
— The Oberweis Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/03/the-oberweis-campaign/ 
— NWH Reports on $8,400 in Attorney’s Fees Levied Personally against Andrew Gasser in Case Involving Operating Engineers’ Labor Agreement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/06/nwh-reports-on-8400-in-fines-against-andrew-gasser-in-case-involving-operating-engineers-labor-agreement/ 
— Andrew Gasser – Falsely Accused of Intimidation & Extortion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/03/andrew-gasser-falsely-accused-of-intimidation-extortion/ 
— Gas Tax Anger and Suggested Explanation for Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/03/gas-tax-anger-and-suggested-explanation/ 
— Morton, Illinois, Passes No Pot Ordinance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/03/morton-illinois-passes-no-pot-ordinance/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Proud Boys and antifa descend on DC – Daniel Chaitin, John Gage, & Julio Rosas 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/follow-live-proud-boys-and-antifa-descend-on-dc

FEDERALIST
— 3 Ignorant Myths About The Betsy Ross Flag, Dispelled – Jane Hampton Cook
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/06/3-ignorant-myths-betsy-ross-flag-dispelled/

AMERICAN THINKER
— I Stand With Rush: Time To Take Action – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/i_stand_with_rush_time_to_take_action_.html
— Not even the 4th of July is sacred to these hate-filled leftists – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/not_even_the_4th_of_july_is_sacred_to_these_hatefilled_leftists.html

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Democrats Were Wrong Again About Trump, As Usual, As Always – Dave King
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/democrats-were-wrong-again-about-trump-as-usual-as-always/
— President Trump Slaps Down Democrats, Again – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/president-trump-slaps-down-democrats-again/

DAILY CALLER
— Democratic Rep. Sending Staff To Mexico To Coach Returned Migrants To Pretend Not To Speak Spanish – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/05/veronica-escobar-migrants-spanish/

HOT AIR
— Ilhan Omar: Marijuana Must Be Legalized Nationally To Reduce Income Inequality (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want minorities and women to be pot pushers?)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/07/ilhan-omar-marijuana-must-legalized-nationally-reduce-income-inequality/

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats are making 2020 all about race – Kathleen Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/race-is-becoming-a-pivotal-issue-among-the-democratic-presidential-candidates/2019/07/05/e302579a-9f66-11e9-85d6-5211733f92c7_story.html
— Fear of immigration raids looms as plans for ICE ‘family operation’ move forward – Nick Miroff, Maria Sacchetti, Arelis Hernandez, and
Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/fear-of-immigration-raids-loom-as-plans-for-ice-family-operation-move-forward/2019/07/05/76788e2a-9f41-11e9-b27f-ed2942f73d70_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Grandstanding at the Border Democrats finally admit there’s a problem. How about helping to solve it? – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/grandstanding-at-the-border-11562367921

DAILY STAR JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: More than 500 applicants vie to sell legal pot in Missouri – AP (DIERSEN: From what I see, just about all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and/or act like they a) smoked pot, b) are smoking pot c) want to smoke pot, d) want everyone to smoke pot, e) want to make money selling pot, and/or f) want government to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot.)

http://www.dailystarjournal.com/business/more-than-applicants-vie-to-sell-legal-pot-in-missouri/article_ae05163e-9f45-11e9-9e12-6b77b2d79f95.html