September 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Javier Garcia charged with terrorism after driving SUV through Woodfield Mall – Chuck Goudie
https://abc7chicago.com/man-charged-with-terrorism-after-driving-suv-through-woodfield-mall/5576514/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-9/29/2019

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Trump crisis: ‘Worse than Watergate’ – William J. Booker, Chicago (DIERSEN: How has impeachment impacted you? In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office used Nixon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_process_against_Richard_Nixon) to justify their getting rid of their employees (including me) who were Republican.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-092919-20190929-ytclbau2xzamxeaeekt27gjhc4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mattel promotes gender confusion.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-wp-creatable-world-gender-inclusive-dolls-mattel-20190925-5vwczztsvncatdxbtepffxii7u-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Proposal would have county administer general assistance for township – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190928/proposal-would-have-county-administer-general-assistance-for-township

NPR ILLINOIS
— Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach To Content Posted By Politicians
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/facebooks-hands-approach-content-posted-politicians#stream/0
— Poverty Dip Not Seen In Illinois But It Happens Nationally – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/poverty-dip-not-seen-illinois-it-happens-nationally#stream/0

FOX NEWS
— President Trump goes scorched-earth against impeachment push
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/president-trump-goes-scorched-earth-against-impeachment-push
— Controversial NYT writer defends boycott of NYT, says it supports ‘dissenting views’ inside paper – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/sarah-jeong-defends-nyt-boycott

AMERICAN THINKER
— Violence against the Citizenry Is the Left’s Intent – E. Jeffrey Ludwig
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/violence_against_the_citizenry_is_the_lefts_intent.html
— The demise of the Democratic Party – Amil Imani
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/the_demise_of_the_democratic_party.html
— It’s not Republicans Democrats are afraid of; it’s other Democrats! – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/its_not_republicans_democrats_are_afraid_of_its_other_democrats.html

BREITBART
— Malkin: ‘Smear Machine’ Led by Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, La Raza Preventing Rational Discussion on Immigration – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/09/28/malkin-smear-machine-led-by-southern-poverty-law-center-aclu-la-raza-preventing-rational-discussion-on-immigration/

TALKING POINTS MEMO
— Conservative Republican Study Committee Outlines $2.5 Trillion In Spending Cuts
https://forums.talkingpointsmemo.com/t/conservative-republican-study-committee-outlines-2-5-trillion-in-spending-cuts-talking-points-memo/145691

NEWT GINGRICH
— Inside the Contract with America: 25 Years Later (DIERSEN: The Democrats who ran GAO used the “Contract with America” to get rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran (including me) 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.gingrich360.com/2019/09/video-inside-the-contract-with-america-25-years-later/

THE HILL
— Democrats take Trump impeachment case to voters – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/463479-democrats-take-trump-impeachment-case-to-voters
— GOP ratchets up 2020 attacks as impeachment storm grows – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/463469-gop-ratchets-up-2020-attacks-as-impeachment-storm-grows

POLITICO
— Did Republicans Lose Orange County for Good? Demographic changes and an unpopular president have remade Orange County’s electoral map. Is the transformation permanent? – ANDREW DESIDERIO
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/29/republicans-orange-county-california-228110

NEW YORK TIMES
— Alec Baldwin returns for SNL’s cold open, which tackles impeachment (and features a surprise guest) – Travis M. Andrews
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/09/29/alec-baldwin-returns-snls-cold-open-which-tackles-impeachment-features-surprise-guest/
— Democrats’ 2020 Campaign Message: Not Impeachment, They Insist The party is bracing for a pitched battle with President Trump that will likely overshadow its policy agenda. But Democrats say they do not want impeachment to dominate the election. – Alexander Burns and Nick Corasaniti
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/28/us/politics/democrats-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment is the final opportunity for Republicans to start the post-Trump era on their own terms.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/27/opinion/impeach-trump-republicans.html
— Are We Living in a Post-Happiness World? – Laura M. Holson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs do everything that that can to make members of the following groups unhappy: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/28/sunday-review/joy-happiness-life.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Leading Chinese American scholars decry racial profiling from Trump’s hard-line policies against China – TERESA WATANABE
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-28/leading-chinese-american-scholars-decry-fallout-on-them-of-trumps-hardline-policies-against-china

BLOOMBERG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Miley Cyrus-Backed Cannabis Cafe Brings Amsterdam to Hollywood – Linus Chua and Hailey Waller
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-28/miley-cyrus-backed-cannabis-cafe-brings-amsterdam-to-hollywood

INDEPENDENT
— Facebook addresses its anti-conservative bias Facebook had the good business sense to acknowledge that it has been biased against conservatives and has taken steps to ameliorate the problem. – Howard Sierer
http://suindependent.com/facebook-addresses-its-anti-conservative-bias/

LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE
— Moscow voters will have plenty of city council choices Six candidates running for three positions on Moscow City Council – William L. Spence (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided for each candidate: Name, Age, Education, Work experience, Prior political experience, How long lived in area, Family, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
https://lmtribune.com/northwest/moscow-voters-will-have-plenty-of-city-council-choices/article_187ebd1f-fa91-59b5-8b2b-91b9c574f343.html

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— Race to represent northwest Spokane on City Council pits candidates with different styles – Adam Shanks (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided for each candidate: Name, Age, Education, Work experience, Political experience, Family, and Neighborhood. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/sep/29/spokane-councilwoman-karen-stratton-says-she-fight/

NORTHWEST GEORGIA NEWS
— Meet the Candidate: Rhonda Swaney for Ringgold City Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-rhonda-swaney-for-ringgold-city-council/article_35449c98-e238-11e9-8e51-ffc095352573.html
— Meet the Candidate: Charlie Lamar for Ringgold City Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-charlie-lamar-for-ringgold-city-council/article_37ebf42a-e227-11e9-93ca-abdb097a198d.html
— Meet the Candidate: Donald Pangle for Ringgold Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-donald-pangle-for-ringgold-council/article_cd0a7368-e23d-11e9-bb68-9b75e8022c0a.html
— Meet the Candidate: Jake Haynes for Ringgold Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-jake-haynes-for-ringgold-council/article_b0fe986c-e250-11e9-a9a4-3f62e80e0c60.html
— Meet the Candidate: Incumbent Sara Clark for Ringgold City Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.) 
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-incumbent-sara-clark-for-ringgold-city-council/article_cea607fe-e22f-11e9-82c1-1f92aa7f73aa.html

NEW AMERICAN
— Paul Ryan, Fox Corp. Board Member, Pushing Fox News to Dump Trump – Luis Miguel
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/33531-paul-ryan-fox-corp-board-member-pushing-fox-news-to-dump-trump

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See Trump’s Reelection Far More Likely Than Impeachment
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/september_2019/voters_see_trump_s_reelection_far_more_likely_than_impeachment

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA
— Driving under the influence of medical cannabis is illegal, but patients are still taking the risk – Ben Knight
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-29/medicinal-cannabis-thc-and-driving-laws-in-australia/11517648

EURASIA REVIEW
— Media Ethics In Professional Journalism: Social Responsibility Of Professional Journalists – Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialic (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Everyone involved in journalism should be required to fully disclose the sources and amounts of their income. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.) 
https://www.eurasiareview.com/28092019-media-ethics-in-professional-journalism-social-responsibility-of-professional-journalists-essay/

August 15 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 10 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Video Shows Rodents Inside O’Hare Airport; Officials Investigate
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Video-of-Rodents-in-OHare-Airport-530725951.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump says he wants ‘very meaningful’ background checks, but is not considering assault weapons ban – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-background-checks-20190809-nnwggu3l6jc3vh5pp6ul4vz2p4-story.html
— Trump says he thinks lawmakers will support ‘red flag laws,’ and also seeks to reassure NRA over gun-rights views – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-guns-background-checks-nra-20190809-6pjadncaxvfx7hb6l6kcqtall4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Village of Lombard Plan Commission hereby provides notice that a public hearing will be conducted to consider the following petition: The petitioner, the Village of Lombard, is requesting text amendments to the following Section of Village Code, and other relevant sections for clarity: 1.Amend Section 155.412(B) of the Village Code to add “Cannabis Dispensing Facility operated in strict compliance with State law applicable thereto” to the list of permitted uses in the O Office District…
https://marketplace.dailyherald.com/il/legals/notice-of-public-hearing-the-v/AC1E05A413c17075BFcK3h5C208B

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How a top chicken company cut off black farmers, one by one A USDA investigator found Park Ridge-based Koch Foods violated a law governing meat companies’ business practices. But the Trump administration has cut back enforcing the law, and Koch hasn’t faced any penalty. – ISAAC ARNSDORF
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/how-top-chicken-company-cut-black-farmers-one-one

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Bill gives McHenry County voters option to consolidate township government – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/09/bill-gives-mchenry-county-voters-option-to-consolidate-township-government/ajflglr/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use mass shootings to blame Republicans for gun violence.
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/09/our-view-its-time-for-congress-to-enact-tougher-gun-laws/aoyljhj/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use mass shootings to blame Republicans for gun violence.
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/08/08/listen-to-people-not-gun-lobby/ayiwqdh/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— $20 million in state funding available for 2020 Census (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats and Illinois RINOs a) illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to Illinois illegally and b) encourage those illegals to be counted in the census. How many illegals have Democrats and RINOs put in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/20-million-in-state-funding-available-for-2020-14294893.php

CLINTON HERALD
— Illinois employers faced with marijuana, employment questions – Jake Mosbach
https://www.clintonherald.com/news/local_news/illinois-employers-faced-with-marijuana-employment-questions/article_19862891-73e7-51ef-8dfd-f3239f76fb6a.html

EVANSTON ROUND TABLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you want be a stoner, you should move to Evanston.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/main.asp?SectionID=15&SubSectionID=26&ArticleID=16828

WSIL TV
— Illinois Republicans say they’re open to certain gun control proposals – Joe Ragusa
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40900928/illinois-republicans-say-theyre-open-to-certain-gun-control-proposals

WREX
— Number of hospitalizations potentially tied to vaping increases in Illinois
https://wrex.com/category/2019/08/10/number-of-hospitalizations-potentially-tied-to-vaping-increases-in-illinois/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/governor-jb-pritzker-signs-lgbtq-curriculum-bill-into-law

WHEATON PATCH & FACEBOOK

— MARCH 26, 2017 FLASHBACK: Lynn Robbins​ For Wheaton City Council, West District​: Patch Candidate Profile  She is a construction project manager running for Wheaton City Council, West District – Patrick Martin

https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/lynn-robbins-wheaton-city-council-west-district-patch-candidate-profile
https://www.facebook.com/robbinsforcitycouncil/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Reports Bill Allowing Abolition of McHenry County Townships by Referendum Signed by Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/09/mcsweeney-reports-bill-allowing-abolition-of-mchenry-townships-by-referendum-signed-by-governor/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden compares Trump’s presidency to ‘the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War’ – Kerry Picket 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-compares-trumps-presidency-to-reign-of-the-kkk
— Andrew McCabe sues for pension claiming Trump was behind his firing – Jerry Dunleavy 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/andy-mccabe-sues-for-pension-claiming-trump-was-behind-his-firing
— Biden says US can afford 2 million more immigrants and refugees – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-says-us-can-afford-2-million-more-immigrants-and-refugees
— Biden compares Trump’s presidency to reign of the KKK – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-compares-trumps-presidency-to-reign-of-the-kkk
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in dividing America.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/orourke-buttigieg-frame-gun-and-white-supremacy-debate-as-security-issue

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products Legal decision reminiscent of Holocaust-era boycotts of Jews – Adam Kredo (DIERSEN: Who boycotts you? I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who boycott me. They disapprove, despise, if not hate my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, German American, federal retiree, draft avoider, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.) 
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/europe-poised-to-put-warning-labels-on-jewish-made-products/

FOX NEWS
— Karl Rove: Background check bill depends on Trump – Victor Garcia 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/karl-rove-background-check-bill-depends-on-trump
— Press trashes Trump’s trip over his shots at those denouncing him – Howard Kurtz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/press-trashes-trumps-trip-over-his-shots-at-those-denouncing-him

FOX BUSINESS
— Florida raking in billions as Americans abandon high-tax states – Brittany De Lea
https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/florida-income-american-movers

GOPUSA
— Democrats cry for illegal aliens working American jobs; vow to investigate raids
http://www.gopusa.com/democrats-cry-for-illegal-aliens-working-american-jobs-vow-to-investigate-raids/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Red Flags and White Supremacists – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/red_flags_and_white_supremacists.html
— Press has a lot to answer for its treacly, heartstring-tugging portrayal of an illegal — who just mowed down a father of five – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/press_has_a_lot_to_answer_for_for_its_treacly_heartstringtugging_portrayal_of_an_illegal__who_just_mowed_down_a_father_of_five.html
— The ‘Chick-fil-A effect’ boosting targets of Dem harassment of Trump donors – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/the_chickfila_effect_boosting_targets_of_dem_harassment_of_trump_donors.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Crime, Not Guns or Racism, Is Our Ongoing Problem – Karl Spence
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/08/09/crime-not-guns-or-racism-is-our-ongoing-problem/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Thunders Against ‘Racist’ Hollywood: ‘They Create Violence, Then Try to Blame Others’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/09/donald-trump-thunders-against-racist-hollywood-they-create-violence-then-try-to-blame-others/
— Mississippi Meatpackers Start Hiring to Replace Arrested Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/09/mississippi-meatpackers-start-hiring-to-replace-arrested-migrants/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Says Movie Showing Elites Killing Deplorables Was Made ‘To Inflame and Cause Chaos’ – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://m.theepochtimes.com/trump-says-movie-showing-elites-killing-deplorables-was-made-to-inflame-and-cause-chaos_3036837.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— President Trump demonizes immigrants, but Businessman Trump sees profound benefit – Vivek Saxena (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor. What percent of the employers in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois “benefit” from illegal immigration? Employers “benefit” by paying illegals less than they pay U.S. citizens.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/10/new-talking-points-president-trump-demonizes-immigrants-but-businessman-trump-sees-profound-benefit-784005

THE HILL
— Why target Tucker Carlson? It’s part of the left’s war on the right – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments target you? I should write a book about those that target me. I would stress the adverse actions that they have taken against me.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/456803-why-target-tucker-carlson-its-part-of-the-lefts-war-on-the-right
— Blaming Trump for ‘trigger’ words pours more fuel on the age of rage – JONATHAN TURLEY
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/456946-blaming-trump-for-trigger-words-pours-more-fuel-on-the-age-of-rage

CBS NEWS
— The Left Is on a Mission to Annihilate Conservatism – David Limbaugh
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/david-limbaugh/david-limbaugh-left-mission-annihilate-conservatism

CBS
— The presidential candidates who say Trump is a white supremacist – ELEANOR WATSON, JULIA CHERNER
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-presidential-candidates-who-say-trump-is-a-white-supremacist/

CBS LOS ANGELES
— Protesters Voice Opposition To Gym Owner Hosting Fundraiser For Trump (DIERSEN: If someone hosted a fundraiser for Trump in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, or in Illinois, how strong would the protests against that person be?)
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/08/09/protesters-voice-opposition-to-gym-owner-hosting-fundraiser-for-trump/

MSNBC
— Will Democrats calling Trump a white supremacist sway moderate voters?
https://www.msnbc.com/katy-tur/watch/will-democrats-calling-trump-a-white-supremacist-sway-moderate-voters-65781829635

NEW YORK TIMES
— May the SoulCycle Boycott Make Democracy Better – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who boycotts you? I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who boycott me. They disapprove, despise, if not hate my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, German American, federal retiree, draft avoider, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/opinion/soulcycle-equinox-trump-castro.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Illinois GOP urges Trump not to set Blagojevich free – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/illinois-gop-urges-trump-not-to-set-blagojevich-free/2019/08/09/3d484610-baec-11e9-8e83-4e6687e99814_story.html
— Progressives’ shaming of Trump supporters won’t work – Kathleen Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/progressives-shaming-of-trump-supporters-wont-work/2019/08/09/f502bdde-bae3-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html
— As workplace raids multiply, Trump administration charges few companies ICE has announced cases against five companies for immigration violations since 2017 – Renae Merle
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/09/workplace-raids-multiply-trump-administration-charges-few-companies/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Republicans as being racists.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/a-history-of-anti-hispanic-bigotry-in-the-united-states/2019/08/09/5ceaacba-b9f2-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

BLOOMBERG
— Slavery Reparations Draws 2020 Democrats as Race Rises as Issue – Jarrell Dillard (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts the most that others should pay reparations? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-10/slavery-reparations-draws-2020-democrats-as-race-rises-as-issue

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: For Higher Education, Try Taking Courses in Marijuana – Joe Queenan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-higher-education-try-taking-courses-in-marijuana-11565368314
— When Women Bring Home a Bigger Slice of the Bacon – Justin Lahart and Lauren Silva Laughlin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-women-bring-home-a-bigger-slice-of-the-bacon-11565343002
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: College Still Pays Off, but Not for Everyone Higher-education degree boosts wages for most people, but growing subset of graduates aren’t seeing return on their investment – Josh Mitchell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-still-pays-off-but-not-for-everyone-11565343000

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— Can Journalism Be Saved From the Tech Giants? A leading House Democrat has a plan. – Grace Gedye (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the “tech giants” 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://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/08/09/can-journalism-be-saved-from-the-tech-giants/

IRISH CENTRAL
— 71% of IrishCentral readers say President Trump is inciting hatred in America. (DIERSEN: What percent of the following groups “say President Trump is inciting hatred in America:” those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.irishcentral.com/news/politics/trump-inciting-hate-america

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump, not one another – AP (DIERSEN: If a candidate forum was held for Wheaton West District candidates, which candidates would attack me? They would be the candidates who a) want pot to be sold in Wheaton, b) oppose any kind of zoning changes on Roosevelt Road, c) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, d) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, e) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, f) represent defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or g) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-08-09/democrats-use-iowa-event-to-attack-trump-not-each-other

NEWS PRESS
— JUNE 22, 2018 FLASHBACK: The News-Press will vet candidates, dissect issues but stop endorsing – Tom Hayden (DIERSEN: How deeply will the Daily Herald, Suburban Life, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, etc. vet (questionnaires, background checks and interviews) the 10 candidates to be appointed to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy? Will the aforesaid newspapers a) conduct candidate forums and/or b) endorse one of those 10 candidates? What endorsement criteria will they use?)
https://www.news-press.com/story/opinion/2018/06/22/news-press-vet-candidates-dissect-issues-but-stop-endorsing/722444002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two weeks ago, the News-Press asked the community to weigh in on our process of endorsing political candidates. The question was: To endorse or not to endorse? The feedback was voluminous and passionate. Thirty-eight people wrote to say we should stop endorsing candidates in various city, county, state and federal races and 35 said we should continue. A common theme in most of the responses was an appreciation for our diligence in vetting the candidates through questionnaires, background checks and interviews. They wanted the information to help them decide on whom should get their vote. We agree the most important part of what we do — and we do it better than most — is going in-depth with the candidates on the issues. Getting specific answers to and solutions for some of our most critical issues, like water quality and the environment, affordable and attainable housing, the mental health and opioid crisis, how to improve education and build new schools, mean the most to people. That same information also was vital for us in endorsing candidates.)

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions to ask candidates who want to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

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

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

What is your political affiliation, that is, what was the most recent primary ballot that you cast  – Republican or Democrat, and what other actions have you taken that evidence your political affiliation, please elaborate?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is your position on Wheaton’s East Roosevelt Road Corridor Market Study/Comprehensive Plan Amendment, please elaborate?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 3 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Why hasn’t the Daily Herald reported on a) the sale of pot in Wheaton, b) the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy, and c) the Roosevelt Road Corridor Study since May 30, 2019? FIRST: At its August 5, 2019 meeting, Wheaton’s City Council is scheduled a) to vote on “a resolution and draft ordinance relating to a text amendment to zoning ordinance prohibiting cannabis business establishments in any zoning district” and b) to set “August 26 as the Public Hearing date.” (https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08052019-1220 and https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4222?fileID=6785 If you are a Wheaton resident, please join me in urging the Wheaton City Council to vote yes on the resolution and ordinance to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton. SECOND: 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, is the filing deadline for applications to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Sadly, Wheaton’s policy is to not disclose the names of the applicants or information about them, but instead, just the number of applications received. Please see the articles at the end of this email. So far, Wheaton has received 30 requests for applications, 4 complete applications, and 1 incomplete application. So far, to my knowledge, none of the applicants has publicly announced that they have filed. Because of that, I will be filing. In my opinion, not only Wheaton’s West District residents, but all of Wheaton’s residents should know who the applicants are before the filing deadline. If you become aware of someone who has filed or will file, please ask him/her to issue a press release and to include [email protected] in the press release list. THIRD: During its upcoming Planning Session on August 12th, the Wheaton City Council will discuss the Roosevelt Road Corridor Study with its consultant, present questions for further exploration, and receive public comment from the audience to aid in planning. (https://www.wheaton.il.us/930/Roosevelt-Road). The study area includes the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton Avenue and Main Street which is in my precinct and the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton Avenue and Warrenville Road which is in my precinct and in Wheaton’s West District. Recently, members of the “Concerned Citizens – Rezoning Roosevelt Road” Facebook group posted yard signs (21 at last count) at homes on Arbor Avenue, Golf Lane, Park Avenue, and Warrenville Road in my precinct that say “PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOODS RETHINK REZONING.” – Dave Diersen)

http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Illinois members of Congress visit U.S.-Mexico border to understand impact of Trump’s immigration policies
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-members-of-congress-visit-us-mexico-border/5439017/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Flannery Fired Up: Libertyville moves to ban retail pot sales; Reparations bill (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that 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. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.) 
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/flannery-fired-up-libertyville-moves-to-ban-retail-pot-sales-reparations-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. employers added a solid 164,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate held at 3.7% – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-july-jobs-numbers-20190802-yuqxiiffvzhzfbh3mzhfrvsbey-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Tough’ new Illinois Gaming Board chairman faced with massive gambling expansion The aptly nicknamed Charles ‘Chip’ Schmadeke is getting ready for a whirlwind bidding process for six new and highly coveted casino licenses. Ex-bosses say he has the right temperament for the high-stakes, low-glamor job. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/2/20752045/illinois-gaming-board-chairman-charles-chip-schmadeke-gambling-expansion

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Joseph Monack of Woodstock demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Ives and Sanguinetti.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190803/gop-need-better-candidates-in-6th-district
— Schneider says sending migrants to Mexico compounds their misery – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use “migrants” to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally. Ever-more obviously, Democrats and RINOs use citizens of foreign countries to not only destroy Republicans, but to destroy America.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190802/schneider-says-sending-migrants-to-mexico-compounds-their-misery

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Perennial candidate Marshall tosses hat in ring – again Berwyn radiologist seeks GOP nomination to run against Durbin in 2020 – BRENDA SCHORY (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 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/2019/08/02/perennial-candidate-marshall-tosses-hat-in-ring-again/aw1vwcu/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— New law requires all high school students to fill out FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) before graduating – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: How would your parents have reacted to this?)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/new-law-requires-all-high-school-students-to-fill-out/article_e0770c30-4437-5187-9f02-452fdc7d7b07.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rep. Ratcliffe withdraws nomination for Director of National Intelligence – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/rep-ratcliffe-withdraws-nomination-for-director-of-national-intelligence

WREX
— Slave descendants to spend night in cabins at NC plantation – AP (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that 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. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.)
https://wrex.com/category/2019/08/03/slave-descendants-to-spend-night-in-cabins-at-nc-plantation/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Patronage Employees Breathing Sigh of Relief that They Are Not Governing by Labor Union Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/03/patronage-employees-breathing-sign-of-relief-that-they-are-not-governing-by-labor-union-law/

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— NRCC press secretary: DCCC staff shakeup shows Bustos is ‘not up for the job’ – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, the top priority for my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates was getting rid employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://rockislandtoday.com/stories/512811044-nrcc-press-secretary-dccc-staff-shakeup-shows-bustos-is-not-up-for-the-job

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Former GOP state chairman Pat Brady contributed to Cullerton’s state senate campaigns – Zeta Cross
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512824412-former-gop-state-chairman-brady-contributed-to-cullerton-s-state-senate-campaigns

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Naperville City Council opts out of legalized marijuana sales – Colin Froment (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast reporting on the pot issue in Naperville versus Wheaton.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824436-naperville-city-council-opts-out-of-legalized-marijuana-sales
— Ives calls Cullerton indictment ‘corruption at the highest level’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824411-ives-calls-cullerton-indictment-corruption-at-the-highest-level
— Jeanne Ives’ Soundbites of the Week
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824437-icymi-jeanne-ives-soundbites-of-the-week
— Sterigenics fallout could trigger media/mob attacks against other businesses, air quality expert warns – W.J. Kennedy 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512823315-sterigenics-fallout-could-trigger-media-mob-attacks-against-other-businesses-air-quality-expert-warns
— Surgeon Kinzler blasts Democrats after indictment of Cullerton – Colin Froment 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824406-surgeon-kinzler-blasts-democrats-after-indictment-of-cullerton

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois’ Predatory Profiteering Leaders – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/illinois-predatory-profiteering-leaders/
— The Effects Of A Lukewarm Church – Dr. Joey Krol (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who are a member of a church, attend church services, and/or give money to a church, but who fail/refuse to fight the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things? Because of the aforesaid, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are increasingly successful in hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that GOD is a Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green, 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://illinoisfamily.org/faith/the-effects-of-allukewarm-church/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Push to legalize pot cements partisan divisions in 2020 race – Melissa Quinn
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/push-to-legalize-pot-cements-partisan-divisions-in-2020-race

FOX NEWS
— Racism is the left’s only answer to Trump (and that won’t help Democrats in 2020) – Newt Gingrich 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-racism-is-the-lefts-only-answer-to-trump-and-that-wont-help-democrats-in-2020
— George Hamilton says actors ‘have no qualifications’ to discuss politics, explains why he’s never voted – Jessica Napoli (DIERSEN: What qualifications do you have to discuss politics? My qualifications include serving as a) a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, b) GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, d) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, e) Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, f) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, g) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, h) GAO employee 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654, i) Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996, j) IRS employee 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592.) 
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/george-hamilton-actors-voting

GOPUSA
— Florida McDonald’s worker fired for refusing to serve people ‘with badges’ (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, how strongly do the voters hate past, present, and future government employees?)
http://www.gopusa.com/florida-mcdonalds-worker-fired-for-refusing-to-serve-people-with-badges/
— Trump’s Tweets Expose Democrat Attachment to Sharpton
http://www.gopusa.com/trumps-tweets-expose-democrat-attachment-to-sharpton/
— Getting labeled a Racist Is Easy Today
http://www.gopusa.com/getting-labeled-a-racist-is-easy-today/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats gripped by reparations fever – Eric Utter (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that 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. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/democrats_gripped_by_reparations_fever_.html

TOWNHALL
— CNN Contributor Gets His Press Pass Suspended – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have constructively and actually suspended my GOPUSA press pass since 2000. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, and political consultants who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/08/02/boisterous-playboy-reporter-just-got-his-press-pass-suspended-by-the-trump-white-n2551127
(DIERSEN HEADLINE: Well, remember Brian Karem? He’s the White House Correspondent for Playboy. He’s also a CNN contributor. Former Special Assistant to the President and current Salem Radio Host Dr. Sebastian Gorka confronted him at a presser in the Rose Garden. He’s been called one of the biggest pigs of the press corps, known for his combative style with the press secretaries of the Trump White House. He likened Trump voters to the Nazi Party. He said that the attendees of the White House’s social media summit were willing participants of demonic possession. Gorka said that he called the president a “f**king idiot” when he refused to answer the questions being hurled at him. So, he just got his press pass suspended for thirty days, which Playboys vows to fight (via Washington Examiner):)

LIFE SITE NEWS
— White House confirms Trump’s LGBT support in multiple pro-gay tweets – Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/white-house-confirms-trumps-lgbt-support-in-multiple-pro-gay-tweets
— ‘Trump is not a racist’: MLK’s niece rebukes liberal DC archbishop – Pete Baklinski
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-is-not-a-racist-mlks-niece-rebukes-liberal-archbishop

NEW YORK TIMES
— Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Excellence A former dean of the Yale Law School sounds a warning. – Bret Stephens (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, 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.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/university-campus-diveristy-inclusion-free-speech.html
— Worst Democratic Strategy Yet: Attack Obama’s Legacy Rather than effectively prosecute the easy case against the worst president ever, the Democrats went after one of the best. – Timothy Egan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/democratic-debate-obama.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats Fuel Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/us/politics/black-vote-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats crow about their success in youth to believe in “climate change.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/climate/climate-change-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Talking like Trump in the workplace can cost your employer money and get you fired – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/talking-like-trump-in-the-workplace-can-cost-your-employer-money-and-get-you-fired/2019/08/02/e83cd3d4-b4a6-11e9-8e94-71a35969e4d8_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Would We Do Without the Word ‘Racism’? The term became pervasive only after discrimination was banned and blacks made significant progress. – Joseph Epstein (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, Trump-haters will call you a racist 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. How did/will you react?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-would-we-do-without-the-word-racism-11564782112
— The Downside of Diversity On campus, identity politics has become a dogma that damages independent thinking and the pursuit of truth. – Anthony Kronman (DIERSEN: Do you promote diversity? To promote diversity is to get rid of those who 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.wsj.com/articles/the-downside-of-diversity-11564758009

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates 82% Higher Than White – Douglas A. McIntyre (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2019/08/03/black-unemployment-rates-82-higher-than-white/

OIL CITY NEWS
— MONDAY CANDIDATE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR VACANT SEAT AT CITY HALL – Brendan LaChance 
https://oilcity.news/community/2019/08/02/monday-candidate-interview-schedule-for-vacant-seat-at-city-hall2/

BEND BULLETIN
— Voters should fill vacancies on Bend council – Editorial
https://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/7339101-151/editorial-voters-should-fill-vacancies-on-bend-council

COLUMBIAN
— Support Pond for city council – Terah Pitchford
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-pond-for-city-council-3/
— Support Fox for city council – Mark Monroe
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-fox-for-city-council-3/
— Support Aguilera for city council – Kevin Hart
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-aguilera-for-city-council/
— Vancouver City Council race comes down to the wire 7 candidates seeking Pos. 6 seat on Vancouver council campaign with determination as primary nears – Calley Hair
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/vancouver-city-council-race-comes-down-to-the-wire/

MANKATO FREE PRESS
— Candidate filings underway for St. Peter city and school elections – Kristine Goodrich
https://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/candidate-filings-underway-for-st-peter-city-and-school-elections/article_901c6b52-b572-11e9-90c9-6f459c33ca56.html

VALLEY NEWS
— Lebanon City Council seeks replacement
https://www.vnews.com/City-Council-to-Appoint-New-Member-27445588

REPORTER NEWSPAPERS
— Sandy Springs says private council briefings are useful; critics question transparency – John Ruch 
https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2019/08/03/sandy-springs-says-private-council-briefings-are-useful-critics-question-transparency/

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— Spokane Valley Council race gets ugly, with name-calling, accusations of harassment, inaccurate claims – Rebecca White
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/aug/03/spokane-valley-council-race-gets-ugly-with-name-ca/

UPRISE RI
— Final debate between Woonsocket City Council candidates Kithes and Jalette airs on WNRI radio; Election date August 6 – Steve Ahlquist
https://upriseri.com/2019-08-02-woonsocket-city-council/

YAKIMA HERALD
— Most candidates for Yakima City Council file finance reports. Hallock, Ponce lead fundraising – LEX TALAMO
https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/most-candidates-for-yakima-city-council-file-finance-reports-hallock/article_b127675a-ea16-562f-a378-d363746bd9a0.html

INDE ONLINE
— Should Massillon City Council members get a pay raise? – Steven M. Grazier 
https://www.indeonline.com/news/20190803/should-massillon-city-council-members-get-pay-raise

COURIER TIMES
— Candidate list for Blackwell’s seat up to 12 – George Willoughby
http://personcountylife.com/stories/candidate-list-for-blackwells-seat-up-to-12,23321