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

July 31 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— One-third of Illinoisans face debt collectors, according to Heartland Institute – Mike Flannery (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county face debt collectors?)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/one-third-of-illinoisans-face-debt-collectors-according-to-heartland-institute

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN WITH COLOR PICTURE: How rising rents and an aging population are changing housing trends in Naperville – SARAH FREISHTAT and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-affordable-housing-trends-naperville-st-20190731-kjg2eef4wjb4nphkzcehm33qjm-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— City Council has no financial analyst as crucial budget cycle approaches The Office of Financial Analysis, which is supposed to inform aldermen on the budget and costs of other government operations, is without a director and has only one staff member as the city faces a more than $700 million budget gap. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/city-council-has-no-financial-analyst-crucial-budget-cycle-approaches
— The mayor could do LGBT constituents proud by being … boring Chicagoans—gay and straight alike—need the new mayor to quietly and methodically re-engineer our city until it’s clean and competent. – COCO SOODEK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/lightfoot-100/mayor-could-do-lgbt-constituents-proud-being-boring
— Beyond Chicago: ‘One household, one yard’ no more Among the ways Minneapolis and other cities are confronting affordable housing problems is the elimination of zoning that reserves properties for single families. Critics say the century-old trend erected barriers and reinforced segregation. – DENNIS RODKI
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-housing/beyond-chicago-one-household-one-yard-no-more

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Residents advocate for local pot shop
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/residents-advocate-for-local-pot-shop/article_4c482690-440f-5be1-bdbb-509dd5ecb042.html

DECATUR DAILY
— Keeping out those fleeing tyranny would be shameful – Editorial (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, every citizen of every foreign country will say that they want to flee tyranny.)
https://www.decaturdaily.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-keeping-out-those-fleeing-tyranny-would-be-shameful/article_7a1f17d0-129a-535d-911c-d5e764714d59.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Ben Carson Backs Trump, Says Baltimore Homes Were ‘Infested’ With Rats, Roaches – BRAKKTON BOOKER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/ben-carson-backs-trump-says-baltimore-homes-were-infested-rats-roaches#stream/0

KANKAKEE TIMES
–FROM THE REPORT: Ron Hanson from Bourbonnais spoke to encourage board members to speak out against legalization of recreational marijuana. He indicated that the Illinois Family Institute had ten reasons on their website to oppose legalizing recreational marijuana.
https://kankakeetimes.com/stories/512810954-kankakee-county-board-met-may-14

WIRE POINTS
— It’s not just property taxes Illinoisans should be worried about. It’s their home values, too. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: Could you sell your home for what your assessor says it is worth?)
https://wirepoints.org/its-not-just-property-taxes-illinoisans-should-be-worried-about-its-their-home-values-too/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Costa-Howard’s cell phone controversy deflects from abortion vote – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512807069-source-costa-howard-s-cell-phone-controversy-deflects-from-abortion-vote

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— 651 NEW ILLINOIS PUBLIC PENSIONERS AVERAGE $1.3M IN ESTIMATED RETIREMENT BENEFITS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/651-new-illinois-public-pensioners-add-26-million-in-annual-pension-costs/

ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
— Pritzker’s “Fair Tax”: Another Chicago Bailout
http://illinoisopportunity.org/pritzkers-fair-tax-another-chicago-bailout/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 2020 Democrat warns party ‘playing into Donald Trump’s hands’ on immigration – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/30/steve-bullock-warns-democrats-playing-donald-trump/
— Marianne Williamson pitches half-a-trillion dollars in slave reparations to raucous applause – John Gage
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/30/marianne-williamson-puts-500-billion-price-tag-rep/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats double down on open borders – Tom Rogan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/democrats-double-down-on-open-borders
— Marianne Williamson pitches half-a-trillion dollars in slave reparations to raucous applause – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/marianne-williamson-pitches-half-a-trillion-dollars-in-slave-reparations-to-raucous-applause
— Kamala Harris embraces exclusive blackness at the expense of her Indian heritage – Charles Michael Byrd
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/kamala-harris-embraces-exclusive-blackness-at-the-expense-of-her-indian-heritage
— Here’s who Democrats are praising when they praise Al Sharpton – Philip Klein
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/heres-who-democrats-are-praising-when-they-praise-al-sharpton

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Dem Candidates Call For More Than $200 Trillion in Spending Most have at least $1 trillion of proposals – Charles Fain Lehman and David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/politics/analysis-dem-candidates-call-for-more-than-200-trillion-in-spending/

FOX NEWS
— Detroit debate: Liberal 2020 Dems forced on defense over ‘Medicare-for-all,’ immigration – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/detroit-debate-2020-dems-medicare-for-all
— Few attacks in CNN debate as top candidates stick to über-liberal stances – Howard Kurtz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/few-attacks-in-cnn-debate-as-top-candidates-stick-to-uber-liberal-stances

GOPUSA
— Large fines are piling up for illegal aliens harbored by churches
http://www.gopusa.com/large-fines-are-piling-up-for-illegal-aliens-harbored-by-churchesdespite-this-sympathetic-story-the-woman-entered-the-us-illegally-and-the-church-enables-lawbreaking/

AMERICAN THINKER
— lhan Omar Exposes the GOP’s Achilles Heel: lack of effective opposition research – Taylor Day
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/ilhan_omar_exposes_the_gops_achilles_heel.html
— Washington Post Trump-hater dismayed by CNN’s embarrassing lack of professionalism and showmanship in debate coverage – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/wapo_trumphater_dismayed_by_cnns_embarrassing_lack_of_professionalism_and_showmanship_in_debate_coverage.html

BREITBART
— Beto Promises to Fast-Track 9 Million Green Card Holders for U.S. Citizenship – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/30/beto-promises-to-fast-track-9-million-green-card-holders-for-u-s-citizenship/
— Bernie Sanders: ‘Health Care as a Human Right’ Applies to Illegal Aliens – HARIS ALIC (DIERSEN: A “human right” is something that “government” provides for “free.” If health care is a “human right,” than housing, food, clothing, education, transportation, education, and everything else is a “human right.” QUESTION: Who pays for what “government” provides for “free?” ANSWER: The remaining few who get an education, get a job, and pay taxes.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/07/30/bernie-sanders-health-care-as-a-human-right-applies-to-illegal-aliens/
— Fact-Check: Elizabeth Warren Falsely Claims She Saw ‘Cages of Babies’ at Southern Border – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/30/fact-check-elizabeth-warren-falsely-claims-she-saw-cages-of-babies-at-southern-border/

CNS NEWS
— Beto O’Rourke: As President, I Will Sign a Reparations Bill – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/beto-orourke-president-i-will-sign-reparations-bill

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Exchange Barbs Over Decriminalization Of Illegal Immigration – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/30/democrats-border-decriminalize/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Ted Cruz exposes frightening power of Google to influence elections – John Dale Dunn
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/watch-ted-cruz-exposes-frightening-power-of-google-to-influence-elections
— Leftists don’t want equality in America. They want revenge. – Jeffrey Folks
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/leftists-dont-want-equality-in-america-they-want-revenge
— Kellyanne Conway touts Trump as ‘first president to start … approving of gay marriage’ – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/kellyanne-conway-touts-trump-as-first-president-to-start…approving-of-gay-marriage
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Democrats vying for the White House frame themselves as LGBT “allies” looking to replace a “homophobic” incumbent, recent comments by one of Donald Trump’s top advisers underscore that the 45th president actually agrees with the Left on key aspects of the homosexual agenda. At the end of May, Kellyanne Conway contrasted her boss’ endorsement of LGBT “Pride Month” with his predecessors’ handling of same-sex “marriage,” telling reporters outside the White House she was “old enough to remember the 2008 campaign where Hillary and Obama were arguing with each other about who was more in favor of traditional marriage. It wasn’t so long ago. He is the first president to start as president approving of gay marriage.”)
— Pete Buttigieg: Wrong about Christianity, abortion, and homosexuality – Don Boys
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/pete-buttigieg-wrong-about-christianity-abortion-and-homosexuality

WORLD NET DAILY
— TRUMP TWEET CONDEMNING SOMALI TERRORISTS BLASTED AS ‘RACIST’ U.S. Muslim group: President making ‘hate the core message of his 2020 campaign’
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/trump-tweet-condemning-somali-terrorists-blasted-as-racist/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump: $16 Billion to Baltimore Was ‘Stolen or Wasted, Ask Elijah Cummings Where it Went’ – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-16-billion-to-baltimore-was-stolen-or-wasted-ask-elijah-cummings-where-it-went_3022553.html

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POLITICO
— Trump brushes off criticism: ‘Everybody’s called a racist now’ – CAITLIN OPRYSKO (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, you are a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot and even worse things if you do anything other than glorify, praise, and pander to those who are minority, female, younger, veteran, in America illegally, non-rich, non-Protestant, non-German America, non-heterosexual, non-conservative, non-Republican, and/or do not have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/31/trump-racist-everyone-scully-1441586

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in painting Trump as being a racist.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/politics/is-trump-racist.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/politics/trump-go-back.html
— Trump’s Pick for Top Intelligence Post Overstated Parts of His Biography Aides revised old claims about Representative John Ratcliffe’s role in prosecuting a prominent terrorism case. – Julian E. Barnes and Nicholas Fandos (DIERSEN: Resumes should focus on facts: education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional licenses.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/politics/john-ratcliffe-resume-intelligence.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says Baltimore is ‘worse than Honduras’ in terms of violent crime – Michael Kranish and Felicia Sonmez
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-baltimore-is-worse-than-honduras-in-terms-of-violent-crime/2019/07/30/5f56572a-b320-11e9-8f6c-7828e68cb15f_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens. Democrats use citizens of foreign countries to destroy Republicans and to destroy America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administrations-new-policy-again-shows-its-contempt-for-central-americans/2019/07/30/070b3b1a-b2ff-11e9-8949-5f36ff92706e_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/31/we-must-confront-trumps-racism-every-time-no-matter-how-often-he-spews-it/

NEW YORK POST
— Why The Squad is setting the House’s agenda – Jonathan S. Tobin
https://nypost.com/2019/07/30/why-the-squad-is-setting-the-houses-agenda/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— San Diego loosens zoning to encourage housing construction near job sites New mixed-use zones aim to help solve housing crisis and curb climate change – DAVID GARRICK
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-07-30/san-diego-loosens-zoning-to-encouraging-more-neighborhoods-combining-housing-with-jobs
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) older White Americans, c) their parents, c) their grandparents, d) their great grandparents, and e) the rest of their ancestors. 
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-07-30/trump-divided-nation-democrats-history

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
— Should a presidential candidate’s age matter? An aging expert S. Jay Olshansky says no, but he needs more information. – Stacey Burling (DIERSEN: What does Olshansky say about the federal government’s up-or-out policy which dumps its 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.inquirer.com/health/how-long-will-presidential-candidates-live-trump-biden-sanders-warren-20190730.html

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Luis Aponte officially resigns, and contest to replace him on City Council takes shape – Madeleine List
https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20190730/luis-aponte-officially-resigns-and-contest-to-replace-him-on-city-council-takes-shape

RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL
— Five to interview for upcoming Fernley City Council vacancy – Amy Alonzo
https://www.rgj.com/story/news/local/leader-courier/2019/07/30/five-interview-upcoming-fernley-city-council-vacancy/1873481001/

OKLAHOMAN
— Norman City Council accepting applications for upcoming Ward 4 vacancy
https://oklahoman.com/article/5637412/norman-city-council-accepting-applications-for-upcoming-ward-4-vacancy

GOLDEN TRANSCRIPT
— City council passes final phase of code changes Four-month moratorium on large residential development ends Aug. 1 – Christy Steadman
https://goldentranscript.net/stories/city-council-passes-final-phase-of-code-changes,284273

KNIA KRLS
— DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR VACANT CITY COUNCIL POSITION IS TODAY – Nathan Sage
https://www.kniakrls.com/2019/07/31/deadline-to-apply-for-vacant-city-council-position-is-today/

KPBS
— City Streamlines Mixed-Use Development Process
https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/jul/30/city-streamlines-mixed-use-development-process/

GREENVILLE ONLINE
— Simpsonville expanding east with annexation of new 250-home mixed use development – Gabe Cavallaro
https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/golden-strip/2019/07/31/simpsonville-sc-expand-east-annexation-new-250-home-mixed-use-development-the-settlement/1838041001/

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Racially Divisive Attacks Stoke Base Yet Pose 2020 Risks.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-31/trump-s-racially-divisive-attacks-stoke-base-yet-pose-2020-risks

July 25 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Eagle with golf clubs? Altered seal at Trump speech – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/eagle-with-golf-clubs-altered-seal-at-trump-speech_
— Tlaib calls for $20-an-hour minimum wage: ‘I can’t allow people to be living off tips’
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tlaib-calls-for-20-an-hour-minimum-wage-i-can-t-allow-people-to-be-living-off-tips-

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Aldermen aim to eliminate exceptions in Welcoming City statute for people in this country illegally – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-welcoming-city-close-exceptions-20190725-kz4muttomvb6lmxxl2dih67lay-story.html
— Commentary: Smell that? Why the new cannabis culture stinks – Christopher Borrelli
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-sick-of-cannabis-culture-0729-20190725-yb7ylgfv35c25gfq3acoyfcvhu-story.html
— National police union asks Lightfoot to apologize after hot mic captured ‘FOP clown’ comment – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-fop-police-union-lightfoot-apology-20190725-xpfhjjg66za7vnibyobj3upwce-story.html
— Setting aside impeachment – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-impeachment-congress-pelosi-mueller-20190725-aot5uh7a6na3zhelqycrb7oegy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— National FOP president demands that Lightfoot apologize for open mic put-down Chuck Canterbury jumped into the controversy triggered by Lightfoot’s off-handed remark, accusing the mayor of immature behavior that has left Chicago Police officers feeling unappreciated by their new boss. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/7/25/8930536/national-fop-president-lightfoot-apologize-open-mic-clown-comment-cpd
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican platform-hater says “Right-wing agenda will doom Republican Jeanne Ives’ bid for Congress in 2020 The former candidate for governor has Trump-like views that won’t play well in a district with plenty of moderates.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/7/25/8930136/jeanne-ives-republican-primary-sean-casten-2020-congressional-elections-evelyn-sanguinetti
— Connecting the dots on Mike Madigan, ComEd lobbyists and your electric bill When the Legislature decides how much ComEd can charge, the assumption is lawmakers are working for you. Want to bet on that? – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/25/8930208/house-speaker-michael-madigan-comed-electric-kevin-quinn-exelon-smith-haley-sun-times-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Why Naper Settlement is ending Civil War Days after 37-year run – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190725/why-naper-settlement-is-ending-civil-war-days-after-37-year-run

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: OUTSTANDING: Vince Koers “said the city should add its name to the Illinois cities unwilling to trade 3 percent taxes on marijuana sales for children’s lives. He said youngsters lives will be destroyed.”
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/state_news/city-leaves-pot-alone-for-now/article_c15c7214-dc6c-5774-8759-f2258cb0003e.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Former Rauner operative poses as SIUE student to ambush Democrat running for Congress – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article233106345.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Londrigan Responds to “Fake Reporter” Incident – SAM DUNKLAU (DIERSEN: Of course my disgusting critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would paint me as being a clone of Nick Klitzing.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/londrigan-responds-fake-reporter-incident#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan’s campaign called the incident “underhanded.” . . . Londrigan says the stunt was in poor form. “Congressman Davis likes to go on television and talk about civility in politics, all the while his campaign is again engaging in an ongoing series of dishonest distractions,” she said. Klitzing formerly worked on Governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign and served as the state Republican Party Director for a time. According to WCIA TV, Klitzing says he had received orders from higher-up campaign staffers. Davis campaign personnel have crashed Londrigan events before. “Congressman Davis’ field director showed up at one of my events drunk, and ended up getting arrested for assaulting people,” Londrigan said, recounting an incident from 2018. “It’s not the first time that somebody within the Davis campaign has behaved in this manner.” . . . When asked if her campaign is revisiting how it screens reporters for news conferences, Londrigan laughed and said it would be a “good idea.”)

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Pritzker condemns Kankakee County Democratic chairman’s inflammatory social media post – Robert Hadley
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512782714-pritzker-condemns-kankakee-county-democratic-chairman-s-inflammatory-social-media-post

WEST COOK NEWS
— Madigan’s circle is ‘corrupt from top to bottom,’ Chicago GOP chair says after another FBI raid – Glenn Minnis 
https://westcooknews.com/stories/512789344-madigan-s-circle-is-corrupt-from-top-to-bottom-chicago-gop-chair-says-after-another-fbi-raid

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Siding with Washington’s far left, Lauren Underwood has placed a big one-and-done target on her own back – W.J. Kennedy
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/512789402-siding-with-washington-s-far-left-lauren-underwood-has-placed-a-big-one-and-done-target-on-her-own-back

CAPITOL FAX
— The NRCC’s slash and burn emails
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/25/the-nrccs-slash-and-burn-emails/
— Eastern Bloc member announces another Confederate Railroad gig
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/25/eastern-bloc-member-announces-another-confederate-railroad-gig/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— California progressives up in arms over ‘straight pride parade’ – Cheryl K. Chumley 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/25/california-progressives-arms-over-straight-pride-p/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Young conservatives should steer clear of Turning Point USA – Jordan Lancaster (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican work against me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/red-alert-politics/young-conservatives-should-steer-clear-of-turning-point-usa

AMERICAN THINKER
— Pity the Geldings in Pelosi’s House Democrat Caucus – Dave Ball
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/pity_the_geldings_in_pelosis_house_democrat_caucus.html

BREITBART
— Iran: Trump Claim U.S. Can Destroy Afghanistan Is ‘Racist’ – EDWIN MORA
https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/07/24/iran-trump-claim-u-s-can-destroy-afghanistan-is-racist/

DAILY CALLER
— 74% Of ESPN Fans Don’t Want The Network Talking About Politics – DAVID HOOKSTEAD
https://cdn.dailycaller.com/2019/07/25/espn-politics-market-research-democrats-republicans/

DAILY WIRE
— Ilhan Omar Claims White Men ‘Cause Most Of The Deaths’ In America. She’s Wrong. Here Are The Facts. – Matt Walsh
https://www.dailywire.com/news/49891/walsh-ilhan-omar-claims-white-men-cause-most-matt-walsh

TOWNHALL
— After Trump’s ‘Racist’ Tweets, Dems Demand ‘Civility,’ But When Have They Practiced It? – Larry Elder
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/2019/07/25/after-trumps-racist-tweets-dems-demand-civility-but-when-have-they-practiced-it-n2550574

SEAN HANNITY
— FLASHBACK: Rashida Tlaib Called for Donald Trump’s Deportation in 2015
https://hannity.com/media-room/flashback-rashida-tlaib-called-for-donald-trumps-deportation-in-2015/

COLLEGE FIX
— University shrinks testify: Trump incites violence, his rallies akin to those of Hitler
https://www.thecollegefix.com/university-shrinks-testify-trump-incites-violence-his-rallies-akin-to-those-of-hitler/

EPOCH TIMES
— House Bill Empowers Sanctuary City Victims of Illegal Aliens to Sue Officials – MARK TAPSCOTT
https://m.theepochtimes.com/house-bill-empowers-sanctuary-city-victims-of-illegal-aliens-to-sue-officials_3016500.html

THE HILL
— Volunteer for GOP candidate poses as student journalist to crash rival Democrat’s press call – OWEN DAUGHERTY (DIERSEN: I should write a book about candidates and their volunteers who have stated that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have focused on harming me.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/454792-volunteer-for-gop-candidate-poses-as-student-journalist-to-crash-rival
— Almost half of Americans say criticizing America is unpatriotic, poll finds (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats criticize America and criticize Americans, and especially Americans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/454194-almost-half-of-americans-say-criticizing-america-is-unpatriotic

UPI
— Drugged driving: Traffic stops changing in pot-legal states – Jean Lotus
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/07/25/Drugged-driving-Traffic-stops-changing-in-pot-legal-states/6121563804207/

MCCLATCHY DC
— A Vietnam veteran needed help. The government gave him a “bad paper” discharge instead – EMMA DUMAIN AND TARA COPP (DIERSEN: As my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout, the federal government gave me a bad paper discharge. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article232444367.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Ilhan Omar: It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism The nation’s ideals are under attack, and it is up to all of us to defend them. – Ilhan Omar
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/opinion/ilhan-omar-trump-racism.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Social media companies are outsourcing their dirty work to the Philippines. A generation of workers is paying the price. – Elizabeth Dwoskin, Jeanne Whalen and Regine Cabato
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/25/social-media-companies-are-outsourcing-their-dirty-work-philippines-generation-workers-is-paying-price/

TIME
— What Do the Democrats Stand For? Inside a Fight Over America’s Future – MOLLY BALL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://time.com/5634769/future-of-the-democratic-party/

THRIVE GLOBAL
— A complete guide to get the Dream Job! A quick guide to impressing your interviewer – Sijdah Hussain
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/a-complete-guide-to-get-the-dream-job/