June 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Leaders call for protection of local journalists at ‘Save Chicago News’ rally
https://abc7chicago.com/local-leaders-rally-to-save-chicago-news/6276333/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/28/on-pride-sunday-activists-hold-black-trans-lives-matter-march-in-chicago/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Antifa.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/29/21300795/antifa-trump-terrorism-antifascist-right-wing

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Removing statues may feel like progress against racism — but it’s complicated – Ron Grossman (DIERSEN: Which statues do Trump-haters want to remove in your county, in your township, and in your municipality?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ct-christopher-columbus-statue-chicago-grossman-column-20200624-pvqvttacrnbuzoww6zd5ms22rq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Rage of the poor is rooted in hopelessness – Victor B. Dickson
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200629/rage-of-the-poor-is-rooted-in-hopelessness

WTTW
— 371 Complaints Lodged About Chicago Police Response to Protests; 56% for Excessive Force – Heather Cherone
https://news.wttw.com/2020/06/29/371-complaints-lodged-about-chicago-police-response-protests#.Xvn2Lx6WwTQ.twitter

WBEZ
— Retired Black Cops Kneel In Protest Against White Union Leadership – Chip Mitchell
https://www.wbez.org/stories/retired-black-cops-kneel-in-protest-against-white-union-leadership/44d04257-3d28-4823-9de1-24c39c3a0564
— Amid Civil Unrest, FedEx Halts Delivery To Some Black Areas In Chicago – Odette Yousef
https://www.wbez.org/stories/amid-civil-unrest-fedex-halts-delivery-to-some-black-areas-in-chicago/b1158a44-9df1-42ec-a00a-ebff2e158d79

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Will County area members of Congress back policing reform bill – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/06/26/will-county-area-members-of-congress-back-policing-reform-bill/a1qc7xx/

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ.
https://dailyegyptian.com/101489/showcase/love-done-differently-carbondale-celebrates-pride-amid-the-pandemic/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— ‘No more stolen lives’: In Rantoul, a rally for justice – DAVE HINTON (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://www.news-gazette.com/news/no-more-stolen-lives-in-rantoul-a-rally-for-justice/article_8408918c-e1eb-578d-941b-32ba41d29bcd.html

DAILY LINE
— Why stricter licensing of police in Illinois is easier than you might think – Mark Guarino (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I transferred to GAO from IRS when I was 31 years old in 1980. I became a licensed CPA in 1981 and I worked for GAO in its Chicago office until 1997. To best of my knowledge, I was the only licensed CPA who worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997.)
https://thedailyline.net/chicago/06/29/2020/why-stricter-licensing-of-police-in-illinois-is-easier-than-you-might-think/

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Landlords: Pritzker’s eviction bans amount to illegal state taking of rental properties – Jonathan Bilyk
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/540480042-landlords-pritzker-s-eviction-bans-amount-to-illegal-state-taking-of-rental-properties

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican political consultant Jon Zahm defended Trump saying, “Pritzker and Lightfoot have created a powder keg in the city” by enforcing “the most restrictive” stay-at-home orders. “People are angry, short of money, suffering negative mental health effects, domestic violence crises, and more.” Zahm says “the last straw” for Trump was Pritzker and Lightfoot’s “slow response to stopping the rioting and looting, resulting in livelihoods ruined, and lawlessness unchecked.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/06/29/trumps-illinois-strategy-when-trump-spoke-at-city-club-sun-belt-time-bomb-489667

WIREPOINTS
— What’s Illinois’ true COVID-19 fatality rate? – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/whats-illinois-true-covid-19-fatality-rate-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/O’NEIL: LEFTIST ‘AGENTS’ IN CONSORT WITH DEMOCRATS TO PUSH NOVEMBER VICTORY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/thorneroneil-leftist-agents-in-consort-with-left-to-promote-november-victoryby-.html
— BECKMAN: STATISTICS SHOW THERE IS NO WAR ON BLACKS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/beckman-.html
— 63% OF US ADULTS STILL SAY POLICE OFFICERS ARE IMPORTANT JOBS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/63-of-us-adults-still-say-police-officers-are-important-jobs.html
— ILLINOIS RISING ACTION LAUNCHES PAID MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOCUSING ON PRITZKER’S FAILURES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/illinois-rising-action-launches-paid-media-campaign-exposing-governor-pritzkers-failures.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Gov. Pritzker, Mayor Lightfoot rebuke President Trump
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/29/gov-pritzker-mayor-lightfoot-rebuke-president-trump/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats bless stimulus checks that flow to strip clubs and the dead Party being swallowed whole by young communists – Robert Knight
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/28/democrats-bless-stimulus-checks-that-flow-to-strip/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Unsanctioned Pride parade draws thousands in Chicago – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/unsanctioned-pride-parade-draws-thousands-in-chicago
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Thousands of LGBT activists are gathering at an unsanctioned Pride parade in Chicago. The city’s parade was canceled because of fears of the spread of the coronavirus, but activists gathered on Sunday anyway at the “Reclaim Pride March,” which partnered the causes of Pride and the Black Lives Matter movement. Alexis Abarca, an activist who attended the march, told ABC 7 that the two movements are both advocating for an end to police brutality and racial injustice. “Every year we continue to say, yeah let’s go out to Pride, let’s go out to celebrate, but all the time we forget to highlight the fact that Black trans women are still out there and we still need justice and still need a lot of resources,” Abarca said. Aerial footage from the event showed thousands of attendees at the march. Many on Twitter expressed concern about the potential for the coronavirus to spread between marchers in Chicago, though many of the activists appeared to be wearing masks. Illinois has not fully reopened yet. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the state may wait until a vaccine is present to allow gatherings of more than 50 people in places such as churches and theaters.)

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— New Gun Owners Could Sway Future Elections Gun groups say millions of new gun owners could create ‘an even more formidable voting bloc’ – Stephen Gutowski
https://freebeacon.com/issues/new-gun-owners-could-sway-future-elections/
— New York Times Pulitzer Prize Winner: White Race ‘Barbaric’ – Josh Christenson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred not only against Trump, but against all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are White, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/media/nyt-pulitzer-prize-winner-white-race-barbaric/
— Pennsylvania Newspaper Rips Biden for Shutting Out Local Press – Graham Piro (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have shut me out. They want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the emails. According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation, misinformation, misleading, false, fake, and even worse things except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents include past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, etc. They include past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. They focus on destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/pennsylvania-newspaper-editorial-board-rips-biden-for-denying-local-press-access/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump moving fast to shore up immigration campaign promises – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Trump should make E-Verify mandatory.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-moving-fast-to-shore-up-immigration-campaign-promises
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kammer, a senior research fellow at the restrictionist Center for Immigration Studies, noted that “Trump, who campaigned on a pledge to make E-Verify mandatory, has now backed away from that commitment.” Sen. Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican and Trump nemesis, this week touted the system for preventing employers from hiring illegal immigrants.)

FOX NEWS
— Do black lives matter in Chicago? We should fight to triple the size of police forces in places like Chicago – Newt Gingrich
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/black-lives-matter-chicago-newt-gingrich

GOPUSA
— Minneapolis Council Members Get Private Security After Voting To Disband Police
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91149
— It’s Not About Race, It’s About Revolution
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91144
— Dr. Thomas Sowell: An Underappreciated American Scholar – Walter E. Williams
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91127
— Starbucks Latest To Join Boycott Of Ads In Effort To Force Facebook To Limit More Speech (DIERSEN: I refuse to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to promote BLM and LGBTQ. If the Starbucks in downtown Wheaton demanded that Wheaton, the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Wheaton Association stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, how would the aforesaid respond?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91133

FEDERALIST
— California Schools Named After Washington And Jefferson Hit Renaming Buzzsaw Berkeley school board member Ka’Dijah Brown said renaming the schools is only a small step in the district’s work to address systemic racism. – Krystina Skurk (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, to address systemic racism, will Trump-haters get rid of all the individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in America that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/29/california-schools-named-after-washington-and-jefferson-hit-renaming-buzzsaw/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— WHITE WOKENESS – Charles Love (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my past and present critics/opponents in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County have had little or no contact with Blacks. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years (for the Post Office in Park Forest 1966-1969, for IRS in Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago 1971-1980, and for GAO in Chicago 1980-1997), many of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Black. Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. I participated in Black History Month activities at IRS 1976-1979 and at GAO 1980-1997. I worked for the S.S. Kresges in downtown Chicago Heights 1964-1966 and for the Firestone Store in Gary, Indiana in 1970 and in downtown Chicago Heights 1970-1972. I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 and I lived in it full-time 1972-1974, weekends 1974-1976, and then I rented it out 1976-1984. My bother continues to live in Crete.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/white-wokeness/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Most whites don’t have many black friends who can give them firsthand accounts of what their experiences are with racism. While most blacks do experience some discrimination or racial prejudice, it is rarely violent, and it does not hold them back in a significant sense. Is racism a “systemic” or “institutional” force? For more than half a century, the United States has had no laws preventing black people from doing anything that white people can do, and government agencies and courts closely monitor socioeconomic life for any vestiges of discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodations. The media give a distorted view of black life.)

TOWNHALL
— The Gift of Forgiveness—America as a Work in Progress – Terry Paulson (DIERSEN: What have you done that your critics/opponents refuse to forgive you for? My Democrat superiors in the federal government refuse to forgive me for a) my not being a Democrat, b) my avoiding the draft, c) my opposing political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, d) my giving up trying to have children, not adopting, and not becoming a foster parent, and e) my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. My RINO superiors in the Republican Party continue to refuse to forgive me for a) my not glorifying and praising them, b) my not pandering to them, c) my not serving as one of their personal operatives or personal dupes, d) my not giving them money, e) my sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and f) my refusing to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. The defendants in the lawsuits that I have filed continue to do everything that they can to destroy me.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/terrypaulson/2020/06/29/the-gift-of-forgivenessamerica-as-a-work-in-progress-n2571406
(FROM THE ARTICLE: America, as successful as it has been in creating a country where people risk their fortunes and their lives trying to enter, has remained a work in progress. Its past leaders, often imperfect by today’s standards, stretched the fabric of our rich mosaic in every age to help live up to the values we first just dreamed of embracing. We aren’t what we will be, but we can be proud of how far we have come in our journey. Can we ever get beyond the racial sins of our past and present? I take heart in the Biblical story in Genesis about Joseph, the son of Jacob. Like many who were forced into slavery in America’s early history, Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous older brothers. In spite of a tragic series of events, Joseph never lost his strong belief in the God of Jacob.)

CAMPUS REFORM
— Princeton removes Woodrow Wilson’s name, but students want more – Sergei Kelley
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15140

NEW YORK TIMES
— Yes, Even George Washington Slavery was a cruel institution that can’t be excused by its era. – Charles M. Blow (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Trump-haters officially call for the following to be gotten rid of once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/28/opinion/george-washington-confederate-statues.html
— TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How? – John Herrman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/28/style/tiktok-teen-politics-gen-z.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Beyond ‘White Fragility’ If you want to let freedom ring, hammer on economic injustice.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/opinion/black-lives-matter-injustice.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trumps-hater say “Trump Faces Mounting Defections From a Once-Loyal Group: Older White Voters. No Democrat has won or broken even with voters over 65 in two decades. But seniors’ dismay about President Trump could change that.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/28/us/politics/trump-approval-older-voters-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump and Biden are both threats to online platforms – Jason Oxman, Washington, President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the emails. According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation, misinformation, misleading, false, fake, and even worse things except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents include past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, etc. They include past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. They focus on destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/trump-and-biden-are-both-threats-to-online-platforms/2020/06/28/d58ff1fc-b7c6-11ea-9a1d-d3db1cbe07ce_story.html

USA TODAY
— New Yorkers who visit states with high COVID-19 infection rates will be ineligible for sick leave – Joseph Spector (DIERSEN: What about those who participate ion BLM/LGBTQ protests?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/06/27/ny-blocks-sick-leave-if-you-visit-state-with-high-covid-19-rate/3273087001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use George Floyd to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/06/24/america-we-have-chance-crush-systemic-racism-we-must-do-now-column/3241030001/

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Why 90% of NY college students back marijuana legalization, and many use CBD, cannabis: survey – Patrick Linehan
https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/06/29/poll-why-ny-college-students-support-legalizing-marijuana-and-use-cbd/5307514002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Masks Could Help Stop Coronavirus. So Why Are They Still Controversial? – Bojan Pancevski in Berlin and Jason Douglas (DIERSEN: Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that to wear a mask is to shout that you hate Trump.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/masks-could-help-stop-coronavirus-so-why-are-they-still-controversial-11593336601
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers crow about their success in getting “religious leaders” to push pot. What do you say to “religious leaders” in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois who fail/refuse to speak out against pot?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-word-of-god-in-the-age-of-legal-marijuana-11593343801
— What to Do When Your First Job Isn’t a Good Fit – Kathryn Dill (DIERSEN: Was your first job a good fit? My first job after I graduated from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old with a bachelor’s degree in management was the “Retail Sales Manager” for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights. I wanted a career in the automotive industry, but the job was not a good fit because a) it required me to use little of what I had learned in college, b) advancement opportunities looked bad, and c) the store manager disapproved of my demographics: draft avoider, former federal employee (Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969), college graduate, conservative, Republican, German American, Protestant, and someone whose ancestors had been in America longer than his ancestors. He would not have hired me. The Firestone Store district office hired me and granted my request to work in its Chicago Heights store. He refused to let me start until I passed a “probationary period” working for the Firestone Store in Gary, Indiana. In early 1971, he rudely, if not violently, fired me when I gave him my 2-week notice after I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-do-when-your-first-job-isnt-a-good-fit-11593336607
— The Disparate Racial Impact of Requiring a College Degree Among U.S. workers over 25, only 26% of blacks, and 40% of whites, have a bachelor’s or higher. – Peter Q. Blair and Shad Ahmed (DIERSEN: Every time that I took a job-related college course, every time that I earned a job-related college degree, every time that I earned a job-related professional certification, and the time that I earned a job related professional license, my Democrat superiors in the federal government became more furious because it frustrated their efforts to get rid of me. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-disparate-racial-impact-of-requiring-a-college-degree-11593375171
— More Democratic Women Urge Joe Biden to Pick a Black Woman Running Mate Former vice president is considering at least six for the job that is a heartbeat away from the presidency – Ken Thomas and Sabrina Siddiqui (DIERSEN: My superiors in the federal government were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-democratic-women-urge-joe-biden-to-pick-a-black-woman-running-mate-11593259201

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes reparations. Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethcohen/2020/06/28/reparations-now/
— New Executive Order Fights Credential Inflation In The Federal Workforce – Preston Cooper (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I transferred to GAO from IRS in 1980 when I was 31 years old. To justify forcing me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut to transfer, my Democrat GAO superiors dismissed/belittled the almost 9 years of experience that I had gained working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently, $85,084-$96,431/year. Further, they dismissed/belittled the fact that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. They would not have forced me to take a pay cut to transfer if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. Further, they did not assign me to audits of IRS until 1986, promote me to GS-13 until 1986, and they never promoted me to GS-14 even though I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, I had became a licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, Forensic Accountant in 1997, and I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. They would have promoted me to GS-14, if not to GS-15, if not to Senior Executive Service if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/prestoncooper2/2020/06/29/new-executive-order-fights-credential-inflation-in-the-federal-civil-service/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to fill job vacancies based on merit, rather than require a minimum level of education for candidates seeking open positions. The order rightly recognizes that a job candidate with several years of relevant experience may be just as qualified, if not more so, than one who has collected a stack of advanced degrees. “Employers adopting skills- and competency-based hiring recognize that an overreliance on college degrees excludes capable candidates and undermines labor-market efficiencies,” the order reads. “Currently, for most Federal jobs, traditional education — high school, college, or graduate-level — rather than experiential learning is either an absolute requirement or the only path to consideration for candidates without many years of experience.” The order still allows federal agencies to prescribe minimum educational requirements for job candidates if the degree is legally required by the state or local government where the federal employee will be working. Additionally, they may consider a candidate’s education if the degree “directly reflects the competencies necessary” to do the job. In other cases, agencies must fill job openings based on the “specific skills and competencies” that the positions require. An agency seeking a computer programmer will not be allowed to turn away a candidate with several years of relevant programming experience simply because he hasn’t had the time or money to go back to school for a master’s degree. Instead, federal agencies will develop assessment practices to determine a candidate’s skills and qualifications for the job. These may take the form of formal skills tests or some other means of assessment, but cannot rely only on job candidates’ self-evaluations of their skills. Changes to job classification and qualification standards will take effect within 180 days.)

FED SMITH
— Federal Employees Have it Good – Dallen Haws (DIERSEN: Yes, but if you are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, the Democrats who run the federal government will get rid of you if you do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employee make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. Further, ever-increasingly, federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/06/29/federal-employees-have-it-good/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Working for the government has its ups and downs, as I am sure those reading this already know, but sometimes I wonder if most feds know how good they have it. Now I know that it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows but no job is. All I am saying is that the government offers things that you can’t really find anywhere else such as benefits that many private sector folks only dream about. Let’s dig into a few. Those that have been with a number of employers know well that the government’s benefits are incredibly hard to beat. Here are some of the big ones.)

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION
— Princeton’s removal of Wilson name boosts hopes of racial redress Renaming policy school and college raises pressure across US higher education – Paul Basken (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will colleges refuse to admit students who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/princetons-removal-wilson-name-boosts-hopes-racial-redress

March 13 Evening Edition

KINZLER FOR CONGRESS
— Stay Calm: Dr. Jay Kinzler’s Coronavirus Initiative
https://kinzlerforcongress.org/stay-calm-dr-jay-kinzlers-coronavirus-initiative/

JEANNE FOR CONGRESS
— Ives Statement On COVID-19
https://mailchi.mp/50a33ef59c44/jeanne-ives-statement-on-covid-19?e=985ad8c00b

ABC7
— Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to close all schools through end of month as COVID-19 cases reach 46 – Jessica D’Onofrio, Eric Horng, Evelyn Holmes and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/health/all-illinois-schools-to-close-as-covid-19-cases-reach-46/6009278/
— Election judges have quit and polling places are opting out as COVID-19 concerns heighten
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/election-judges-have-quit-and-polling-places-are-opting-out-days-before-illinois-primary/6011030/
— Trump says he’ll likely be tested for COVID-19 ‘fairly soon’ – AP (DIERSEN: Will Pelosi try to quarantine Trump and Pence?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/as-coronavirus-inches-closer-trump-says-hell-likely-be-tested-fairly-soon/6010807/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker closes schools to be safe, but doesn’t dare touch the election – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-illinois-pritzker-kass-20200314-sepetz5am5azdm2jq3eqlzpgna-story.html
— Chicago-area election judges dropping out, polling places closing amid coronavirus fears – Hal Dardick
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-coronavirus-chicago-cook-suburbs-election-judges-20200314-x3l24gcuyra3djtgnm6uvsl7oe-story.html
— Illinois officials announce 14 new coronavirus cases and Gov. J.B. Pritzker keeps up criticism of federal response – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-jb-pritzker-coronavirus-update-friday-20200314-zwrf7rv6frgijk7ie6ko47jvpi-story.html
— Coronavirus threat hovers over Illinois primary election as suburban voters hold key in Democratic presidential race – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-20200313-kbzljlpa6jcarmq2xtptstj2gm-story.html
— Pritzker told school superintendents statewide on a call Friday that we he will order schools to close from Tuesday, with classes set to resume March 30
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200312-kn45pek3cnegld3r7a7ts7azbe-story.html
— Can you be forced into quarantine? Your questions, answered – NEIL MACFARQUHAR (DIERSEN: Will Pelosi try to quarantine Trump and Pence?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-quarantine-questions-20200312-h7vvdqwuibck5boz4d7fjtk6ba-story.html
— Coronavirus disruptions could strain Chicago’s finances and pension funds – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-chicago-city-budget-20200313-qilxthhaovfjdharkvl6dyd2cm-story.html
— America without sports: Coronavirus prompts a national timeout – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-sports-mlb-nba-nhl-20200313-camd75n43jbfvflm7eppap2pjy-story.html
— If you don’t vote, don’t whine – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-primary-biden-sanders-foxx-lipinski-madigan-20200313-ki6orp6crnff7nssrfdtun7hfa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Get tested for coronavirus, Mr. President It does not matter that you have experienced no symptoms. That is the treacherous nature of the disease. And you’re a prime candidate to get it. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Pelosi try to quarantine Trump and Pence?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/13/21179187/coronavirus-test-covid-19-pandemic-donald-trump-rose-garden-jair-bolsonaro-mar-a-lago
— Early voting sites to remain open in Chicago on Election Day — providing ‘fallback plans to fallback plans’ The unprecedented modern day pre-election scramble comes as the list of Election Day polling sites in the city and suburban Cook County requiring relocation climbed to 175 amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/13/21179311/coronavirus-early-voting-sites-chicago-election-day-fallback
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/3/13/21177501/coronavirus-covid-19-fears-sandwich-generation
— All bets are off: Illinois casinos ordered to shut down due to coronavirus Gov. J.B. Pritzker previously urged establishments to call off gatherings of 250 people or more. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/13/21179323/casino-close-coronavirus-illinois-rivers

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage relocating 14 polling places for Election Day
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200313/dupage-relocating-14-polling-places-for-election-day
— Spring break might pose greater risk of exposure for students, families – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200313/spring-break-might-pose-greater-risk-of-exposure-for-students-families
— 6 tips for dealing with anxiety over the coronavirus.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200312/6-tips-for-dealing-with-anxiety-over-the-coronavirus
— Cook County shifts polling places due to COVID-19 concerns – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200313/cook-county-shifts-polling-places-due-to-covid-19-concerns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pandemic-or-not-election-matters
— Pritzker orders all schools shut The governor reverses his previous stand, saying the latest information points to the need for strong action. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-orders-all-schools-shut
— Archdiocese of Chicago suspends Mass, closes all schools Starting Monday, classes at all Catholic schools in Cook and Lake counties will be canceled amid COVID-19 concerns. The archdiocese also says Mass is suspended effective tomorrow evening. 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/archdiocese-chicago-suspends-mass-closes-all-schools

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Sheriffs stand up for citizen safety, against ‘P.C. progressives’ – Andrew Chesney
https://www.journalstandard.com/opinion/20200313/sheriffs-stand-up-for-citizen-safety–against-pc-progressives

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America. 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Analysis-Trump-s-virus-playbook-offers-US-vs-15127454.php

CHICAGO NOW
— 14th CD Republican Primary candidate Catalina Lauf w/Berkowitz tonight in McHenry Co, Cable Ch. 17, and on the Web 24/7 – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2020/03/14th-cd-republican-primary-candidate-catalina-lauf-wberkowitz-tonight-in-mchenry-co-cable-ch-17-and-on-the-web-247/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Schofield Called Out for Voting for Cat Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/schofield-called-out-for-voting-for-cat-tax/ 
— Still Another Hit Piece Against Oberweis and Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/still-another-hit-piece-against-oberweis-and-rezin/ 
— Sign Complaint
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/sign-complaint/ 
— Weber Plans Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/weber-plans-fundraiser/ 
— About Fifty CJNJ Drug Cartel Members Arrested in IL, WI and IN
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/12/about-fifty-cjnj-drug-cartel-members-arrested-in-il-wi-and-in/ 
— Justin Hansen’s Judicial Campaign Mailings
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/most-of-justin-hansens-mailings/ 
— Contract Changes for SEIU Employees in Coroner’s Office on Tap for Next County Board Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/contract-changes-for-seiu-employees-in-coroners-office-on-tap-for-next-county-board-meeting/ 
— No Live Streaming Again of Algonquin Township Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/no-live-streaming-of-algonquin-township-meeting/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Contrasts Himself from Opponents in Primary Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/il-14-jerry-evans-constrasts-himself-from-opponents-in-primary-race/ 
— Former County Board Member Jim Heisler Endorses Michael Rein for Coroner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/13/former-county-board-member-jim-heisler-endorses-michael-rein-for-coroner/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CATHOLIC MASS IN CHICAGO, COOK AND DUPAGE COUNTIES SUSPENDED, CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED INDEFINITELY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/catholic-mass-in-chicago-cook-and-dupage-counties-to-suspended-catholic-school-closed-indefinitely-.html
— CHAMPAIGN MAYOR ATTEMPTS TO USE CORONAVIRUS TO BAN SALES OF FIREARMS, ALCOHOL AND GASOLINE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/champaign-mayor-attempts-to-use-coronavirus-to-ban-sales-of-firearms-alcohol-and-gasoline.html
— THORNER & O’NEIL: ARE REPUBLICANS READY TO CONFRONT DEMOCRAT BALLOT FRAUD?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorner-are-republicans-ready-to-confront-democrat-ballot-fraud.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Uihlein asks when we can go back to our “normal lives”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/13/uihlein-asks-when-we-can-go-back-to-our-normal-lives/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From: Liz Uihlein. . .Subject: The Media is Overblowing COVID-19 Dear Members of the Illinois Legislature: There were 1,701 cases in the U.S. of which there were 41 deaths; whereas an overwhelming number of people have been infected with and died from the flu this season. While you may think the government enforced closing of events, schools, etc. is helping prevent the spread of this infection, you are impacting local, state and national economies and adding unnecessary panic and fear in the American people. What happens in 2 weeks? Are you willing to indefinitely close institutions? At what point do we go back to our normal lives? This has been a huge disruption. Sincerely, Liz Uihlein, President, Uline)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/13/question-of-the-day-3035/
— OUTRAGEOUS: Champaign city council unanimously approves sweeping emergency ordinance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/13/champaign-city-council-unanimously-approves-sweeping-emergency-ordinance/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus price tag expected to be staggering Experts struggle to calculate costs amid competing wish lists from Trump, Democrats – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/12/coronavirus-price-tag-expected-be-staggering/
— Trump declares national emergency to deal with coronavirus – Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/13/trump-declares-national-emergency-deal-coronavirus/
— Communist China’s propaganda arm blames coronavirus on U.S. Army – Bill Gertz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/12/us-army-brought-coronavirus-wuhan-chinese-foreign-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Future murky for emergency coronavirus package as Trump and Pelosi disagree – Nihal Krishan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/future-murky-for-emergency-coronavirus-package-as-trump-and-pelosi-disagree

FOX NEWS
— China hints at denying Americans life-saving coronavirus drugs – Barnini Chakraborty
https://www.foxnews.com/world/chinese-deny-americans-coronavirus-drugs

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Dems Think They’re Beating Trump, But Nobody Wants Any of This
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/13/dems-think-theyre-beating-trump-but-nobody-wants-any-of-this/

AMERICAN THINKER
— For Italy, multilateral globalism, plus socialism, equals death – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/with_health_care_collapsing_italy_learns_just_how_worthless_the_eu_is_and_socialized_medicine_too.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Morning Greatness: China Claims Wuhan Flu Came From America – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/13/morning-greatness-china-claims-wuhan-flu-came-from-america/

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Uses Coronavirus Address to Lob Political Shots at Trump – HARIS ALIC (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/12/jjoe-biden-uses-coronavirus-address-to-lob-political-shots-at-trump/
— Louisiana Postpones Presidential Primary Elections over Coronavirus Fears – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/13/louisiana-postpones-presidential-primary-elections-over-coronavirus-fears/

BLAZE
— Trump declares coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, frees up $50 billion in federal funding. Market responds with major jump – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-coronavirus-national-emergency
— OUTRAGEOUS: Illinois (Champaign) mayor issues coronavirus emergency that gives her the power to ban the sale of guns, ammo, alcohol, and more There hasn’t been one confirmed case in her city – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/illinois-mayor-coronavirus-ban-guns-ammo

DAILY CALLER
— OUTRAGEOUS: Champaign Illinois First Locality To Cite “Emergency Powers” To Ban Gun Transfers – NRA ILA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/13/champaign-illinois-first-locality-to-cite-emergency-powers-to-ban-gun-transfers/

CNS NEWS
— Mexico Eyeing Border Closure to Keep Coronavirus-Carrying Americans Out – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/melanie-arter/mexico-eyeing-border-closure-keep-coronavirus-carrying-americans-out

NEWSMAX
— Trump Swivels on Coronavirus, But Critics Still Attack – Conrad Black (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/coronavirus-trump-democrats-politics/2020/03/13/id/958207/

COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— Are Democrats planning a new world order out of CoronaVirus chaos? – Karen Hagestad Cacy (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.commdiginews.com/featured/are-democrats-planning-a-new-world-order-out-of-coronavirus-chaos-128163/

TOWNHALL
— How the Liberal Media Earned Their ‘Enemy of the People’ Title Today at Trump’s Wuhan Virus Presser – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/03/13/point-and-laugh-why-this-nyt-reporter-had-to-quickly-delete-his-tweet-about-the-dow-jones-n2564928

FEDERALIST
— Woke Media Calls Term ‘Wuhan Virus’ Racist After Using Term ‘Wuhan Virus’ – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/13/woke-media-calls-term-wuhan-virus-racist-after-using-term-wuhan-virus/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Dems’ Diversity Panic Liberals lecture Republicans on race, gender, and sexuality, even as Dems pick between straight white guys for president. – DEROY MURDOCK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/the-dems-diversity-panic/
— You Cannot Spin a Pandemic. You Can Only Deal with It. – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/you-cannot-spin-a-pandemic-you-can-only-deal-with-it/

PRESS STORIES
— What Matters: Coronavirus Puts America on Hold (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
http://presstories.com/2020/03/13/what-matters-coronavirus-puts-america-on-hold/

THE HILL
— Stocks rally as Trump declares national emergency – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487500-stocks-rally-to-finish-week-of-panic-as-trump-declares-national-emergency

REUTERS
— GM, Ford to have white-collar employees work remotely starting Monday
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ford-having-most-white-collar-151326069.html

CNN
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: America is shutting itself down – Zachary B. Wolf
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/13/politics/what-matters-coronavirus-puts-america-on-hold/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats do everything that they can to get “Progressive Women” to hate Trump more and more and more.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/13/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-illinois.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House, House Democrats reach deal on coronavirus economic relief package, Pelosi announces – Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis, Paul Kane and Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/13/paid-leave-democrats-trump-deal-coronavirus/
— Trump declares coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, announces measures that send financial markets soaring – Teo Armus, Rick Noack, 
Katie Mettler, Marisa Iati, Miriam Berger and Meryl Kornfield 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/13/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Louisiana becomes first state to postpone primaries amid coronavirus fears – John Wagner and Colby Itkowitz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/13/campaign-live-updates/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “After Trump promised ‘anybody’ can get coronavirus testing, patients and doctors still complain of roadblocks.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/coronavirus-testing-denials/2020/03/12/a70eca1e-63df-11ea-912d-d98032ec8e25_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus is a test that no one knows how to pass.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/coronavirus-is-a-test-that-no-one-knows-how-to-pass/2020/03/13/881a6dfc-6402-11ea-845d-e35b0234b136_story.html
— Young Americans say billionaires do more harm than good, study shows Roughly two-thirds of Americans now say being rich is more about having advantages in life than working hard – Christopher Ingraham (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, if I had been a minority or a female, because of discrimination against minorities and against females, a) I would not have been able to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48; job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48; and a job-related professional license when I was 32 and b) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years; IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years; IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974; GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years; and GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/13/billionaires-pew-research-poll/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Florida Legislature Passes Weakened E-Verify Bill Advocates for less immigration criticize bill’s weakened enforcement, while businesses worry about cost – Arian Campo-Flores and Alejandro Lazo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/florida-legislature-passes-weakened-e-verify-bill-11584108345

DETROIT NEWS
— TRAGIC: ‘Unprecedented’ demand drop prompts 40% capacity cut for Delta Airlines – Keith Laing
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/03/13/unprecedented-demand-drop-prompts-40-percent-capacity-cut-delta-airlines/5044026002/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to destroy Trump.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/andrew-sullivan-reality-arrives-to-the-trump-era.html

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with China against America.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-us-refusing-face-reality-coronavirus-china-state-media-1492173
— I AM IN ITALY AMID THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AMERICA MUST ACT NOW—AND ACT BIG – NEWT GINGRICH
https://www.newsweek.com/newt-gingrich-i-am-italy-amid-coronavirus-crisis-america-must-act-now-act-big-opinion-1492270

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— When can the federal government lawfully terminate employees? – Joanna Friedman (DIERSEN: Based on the court’s decision in Diersen v. GAO, the federal government can terminate its employees who are Republican, White, male, non-veteran, and/or older if they oppose patronage, oppose political affiliation discrimination, oppose reverse discrimination, or oppose age discrimination.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/commentary/2020/03/when-can-the-federal-government-lawfully-terminate-employees/

ABC AUSTRALIA
— Coronavirus might not make you seriously ill. But those around you may not be so lucky – Virginia Trioli
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/coronavirus-may-not-make-you-ill-what-about-people-around-you/12053480

February 14 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— More choices for U.S. House: Ives, Bansal, Rezin, Miller
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-us-house2-quigley-ives-davis-londrigan-rezin-20200214-hssynnayavdw7k3m3jfhblk6um-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Trump administration to deploy elite Border Patrol agents to sanctuary cities, including Chicago and New York – CAITLIN DICKERSON AND ZOLAN KANNO-YOUNGS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-elite-border-patrol-agents-sanctuary-cities-20200214-6ky533y57rd4lojo73p725i6me-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting, Tragic: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-legal-weed-addison-rolling-meadows-20200214-esbbzitaize2xoufaz4hvtqyza-story.html
— Attorney General William Barr’s declaration of independence from Trump – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-barr-trump-stone-mccabe-20200214-xwazrnlup5bzln4kiu2ymonv5q-story.html
— A man with a revoked gun license killed his 18-month-old son in Joliet. Here’s how he and thousands of others slipped through the system. – STACY ST. CLAIR, CECILIA REYES, ANNIE SWEENEY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-foid-revocations-henry-pratt-shooting-illinois-gun-laws-20200213-scqbb6tlencwdkv3r4p2ygrxde-story.html
— Amazon plan for Old Chicago site uncertain after longtime Bolingbrook mayor objects. Will e-commerce giant wait him out? – Ryan Ori
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ryan-ori/ct-biz-amazon-warehouse-bolingbrook-mayor-ryan-ori-20200214-gs46mw4qkzhizjzojtz7xu77di-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls on well-heeled City Club of Chicago audience to help fight poverty: ‘We the people must solve it’ – Gregory Pratt (DIERSEN: The Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms promote poverty and crime.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-chicago-poverty-city-club-20200215-wttabmphffhcjcpk24ezlvvada-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Running for Cook County judge (but not so anyone would know it) The practice of putting up sham candidates, running not to win but to confuse voters to benefit the Democratic Party’s pick, goes back decades in Cook County politics. – John Seasly 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21137832/maureen-oleary-bonnie-mcgrath-cook-county-judge-democratic-party
— Madigan, Pritzker, Burke spent over $3M in campaign money on lawyers last year, and they’re not alone Illinois politicians paid $5.3 million in legal fees out of their political funds in 2019 for reasons including criminal investigations and litigation, records show. – Robert Herguth, Tim Novak, and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21136609/madigan-pritzker-burke-campaign-funds-legal-bills
— ENDORSEMENT: Pat O’Brien for state’s attorney in Cook County Republican primary O’Brien’s long resume and insider’s understanding of the office would make him a credible challenger to Kim Foxx even if Jussie Smollett had never set foot in our town.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21128477/endorsement-patrick-obrien-cook-county-states-attorney-2020-republican-primary-election

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry Township votes to become a gun sanctuary – Nabiha Asim
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/mchenry-township-votes-to-become-a-gun-sanctuary
— Jeffrey Mack: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/jeffrey-mack-candidate-profile
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting, Tragic: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/recreational-pot-licenses-granted-to-addison-rolling-meadows-shops
— Democratic candidates say they will work with others on DuPage County Board – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/democratic-candidates-say-they-will-work-with-others-on-county-board-
— Kane County candidates differ on bridge toll plan, future pot dispensaries – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/kane-county-candidates-differ-on-bridge-toll-plan-future-pot-dispensaries

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— New IRS migration numbers confirm flight of Illinois’ wealthy The governor says his “fair tax” is getting a great reception. Tell that to the Illinoisans leaving for Florida, Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/new-irs-migration-numbers-confirm-flight-illinois-wealthy

ABC7
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot looks to housing programs in effort to wipe out poverty – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayor-lightfoot-lays-out-plan-to-end-poverty-in-chicago/5932199/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting, Tragic: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/14/two-more-same-site-dispensaries-approved-for-chicago-suburbs/

WTTW
— 2020 Voter Guide to the Primary Election
https://news.wttw.com/elections/voters-guide/2020

CENTER SQUARE
— Analysis details how Illinois Republicans lost ground in Illinois – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. Ever-increasingly, Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders fail/refuse to defend/advance the IRP platform and the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Most commonly, they fail/refuse to oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun control, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/analysis-details-how-illinois-republicans-lost-ground-in-illinois/article_eb389b50-4e83-11ea-919c-235ecf9c7ef7.html

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— New filing: Assertion that Pritzker was never told of racial discrimination in his campaign organization ‘provably false’ – Scott Holland 
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/525075415-new-filing-assertion-that-pritzker-was-never-told-of-racial-discrimination-in-his-campaign-organization-provably-false

GLEN ELLYN LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
— Candidate Forum: Republican Candidates for Illinois 6th Congressional District
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wrh10qIw6w&feature=youtu.be

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Defund Planned Parenthood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/message-of-the-day-a-tee-shirt-241/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Votes to Eliminate ERA Ratification Date Restrictions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/il-06-il-14-house-votes-to-eliminate-era-ratification-date-restrictions/ 
— Democratic Party State Rep. Candidate Suzanne Ness (Skillicorn District) Gets Deeper into Mike Madigan’s Debt
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/democratic-party-state-rep-candidate-suzanne-ness-gets-deeper-into-mike-madigans-debt/ 
— U.S. News and World Report Picks Up Jack Franks Sexual Misconduct Story
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/u-s-news-and-world-report-picks-up-jack-franks-sexual-misconduct-story/ 
— Steve Reick Wants Local Control of DCFS Functions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/steve-reick-wants-local-control-of-dcfs-functions/
— Skillicorn Mailing Draws Schofield Response
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/skillicorn-mailing-draws-schofield-response/ 
— Judge Justin Hansen Gets Good Grades from Fellow Lawyers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/judge-justin-hansen-gets-good-grades-from-fellow-lawyers/ 
— Jack Franks Declares He Has Done No Wrong
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/14/jack-franks-declares-he-has-done-no-wrong/

CAPITOL FAX
— Despite ISP’s post-Aurora shooting efforts, “revoked FOID cardholders who have not accounted for their guns rose 14 percent”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/14/despite-isps-post-aurora-shooting-efforts-revoked-foid-cardholders-who-have-not-accounted-for-their-guns-rose-14-percent/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How would you react to paid political advertisements on GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and on www.gopillinois.com ?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/14/mike-invests-in-black-american-futures/

AMERICAN THINKER
— It was Obama, not Trump, who weaponized government against political opponents – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/it_was_obama_not_trump_who_weaponized_government_against_political_opponents.html

BREITBART
— Investors’ Report Admits Florida E-Verify Prods Employers to Raise Wages – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/02/14/investors-report-admits-florida-e-verify-prods-employers-to-raise-wages/

TOWNHALL
— The Coronavirus and Open Borders – John P. Warren
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnpwarren/2020/02/14/the-coronavirus-and-open-borders-n2561341

FEDERALIST
— Media Will Never Understand The Country So Long As They Keep Hating Trump Voters The mainstream media will spend a lot of effort this year reporting on Trump voters, but very little effort trying to understand or empathize with them. – John Daniel Davidson (DIERSEN: The mainstream media is overwhelmingly 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/14/media-will-never-understand-the-country-so-long-as-they-keep-hating-trump-voters/

PJ MEDIA
— Washington’s War on ‘Sanctuary States’ Intensifies – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/washingtons-war-on-sanctuary-states-intensifies/
— Media Is Complicit in Leftist Violence Against Trump Supporters – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-media-is-complicit-in-leftist-violence-against-trump-supporters/

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Trump Demands Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities – Matthew Vadum
https://canadafreepress.com/article/trump-demands-justice-for-victims-of-sanctuary-cities

HILLSDALE COLLEGIAN
— Disinviting Romney from CPAC sows division among Republicans, Conservatives – Quin Colhour
http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2020/02/disinviting-romney-from-cpac-sows-division-among-republicans-conservatives/

THE HILL
— Support for government accountability shouldn’t be a casualty of impeachment drama – NILMINI RUBIN AND ZACH GRAVES (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the Democrats who have run GAO since 1980. I would focus on how they wasted my GAO career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would focus on how they used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budgeting, work assignment policies, performance expectation setting policies, performance appraisal policies, promotion policies, etc. to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/483147-support-for-government-accountability-shouldnt-be-a-casualty-of-impeachment
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) usually works hard to avoid political controversy. But the agency’s recent legal decision vaulted the nonpartisan agency into the center of impeachment politics. The GAO asserted that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) violated the law when it withheld millions in funding from the Department of Defense that Congress appropriated for security aid authorized by the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). In the wake of the GAO’s legal decision, conservatives should resist the temptation to dismiss the GAO as another creature of the swamp. In fact, Congress’s watchdog is one of taxpayers’ best tools for holding a dysfunctional government accountable while addressing the nation’s long-term governance challenges.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities Agents from a special tactical team that normally confronts smugglers on the border are being sent to sanctuary cities across the country. – Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs (DIERSEN: Because of this, will the Democrats who run Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois officially declare war on America?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/Border-Patrol-ICE-Sanctuary-Cities.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump bucks Barr’s request to stop tweeting about Justice Dept., declaring a ‘legal right’ to seek intervention in criminal cases – Matt Zapotosky and John Wagner (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that if my claims had merit, Republicans George Bush, Dennis Hastert, Peter Fitzgerald, and Henry Hyde would have intervened in Diersen v. GAO. GAO works for Congress. The Democrats who ran GAO wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My critics/opponents stress a) that Bush was President while my lawsuit against GAO was pending, b) that Fitzgerald, was my U.S. Senator while the lawsuit was pending, c) that Bush and Fitzgerald appointed the judge in the lawsuit and the attorney who represented GAO, d) that Hastert was the Speaker of the House while the lawsuit was pending, and e) that Hyde was my U.S. Representative while the lawsuit was pending. My critics/opponents ignore Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois and use the aforesaid to hint/imply/argue/shout that because Republican elected officials did not come to my defense, a) that my claims had no merit and b) that GAO wasted my career and got rid of me because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. In my defense, I stress that Bush, Hastert, Fitzgerald, and Hyde did little or nothing a) to defend or advance the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform or b) to show that they opposed patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, or retaliation.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-appears-to-escalate-standoff-with-attorney-general-and-justice-dept-declaring-on-twitter-a-legal-right-to-influence-criminal-cases/2020/02/14/8c152c36-4f2f-11ea-bf44-f5043eb3918a_story.html
— Roger Stone asks for new trial in sealed motion, one day after Trump accused jury forewoman of bias – Spencer S. Hsu and John Wagner (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/roger-stone-asks-for-new-trial-in-sealed-motion-one-day-after-trump-accused-jury-forewoman-of-bias/2020/02/14/1e36e412-4f65-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Bloomberg Edges Ahead in Democratic Presidential Race
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/bloomberg_edges_ahead_in_democratic_presidential_race

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America officially banish all residents, organizations, companies, governments, etc. that do not promote LGBTQ activity?
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/March-7-fundraiser-set-for-Elgins-first-Pride-Parade-and-Festival/67955.html

LGBTQ NATION
— Donald Trump says he’d vote for a gay candidate like Pete Buttigieg – Alex Bollinger (DIERSEN: Of course, those who promote LGBTQ activity in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in America, and in the world are overjoyed about this. They will use this to get rid of once and for all those who do not promote LGBTQ activity in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in America, and in the world.)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/02/donald-trump-says-hed-vote-gay-candidate-like-pete-buttigieg/

February 14 Morning Edition

ABC7
— The costly side of Illinois’ new marijuana trade that can’t be revealed – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/the-costly-side-of-illinois-new-marijuana-trade-that-cant-be-revealed-/5929486/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/14/2020

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judy Baar Topinka fed the FBI tips for years on possible corruption in the west suburbs, records show   Her conversations with federal agents started when she was a newspaper reporter and continued when the longtime Republican state office-holder moved into politics. – Mary Norkol 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/14/21125248/judy-baar-topinka-corruption-secret-investigations-fbi-files
— More than corn in Indiana? Illinois needs to stop driving residents next door Chicago and Illinois can’t tax their way out of this crisis. The only way property taxes can go down is for lawmakers to get the state’s biggest expense — public pensions — under control. – Orphe Divounguy
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21136612/illinois-property-taxes-indiana-migration-home-prices

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Curran for Republicans in U.S. Senate primary
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200213/endorsement-curran-for-republicans-in-us-senate-primary
— Bob Grogan: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200214/bob-grogan-candidate-profile

WBEZ
— A Year Ago, The Aurora Shooting Exposed Loopholes In Illinois Gun Policy. What’s Changed Since? – Patrick Smith
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/what-did-the-aurora-shooting-change-about-illinois-gun-policy/e1e76ea2-dbf3-4d04-8069-3626002709ea

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Legislation seeks to make McHenry County township consolidation law statewide – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/02/13/legislation-seeks-to-make-mchenry-county-township-consolidation-law-statewide/ag63jki/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats, Republicans call for new way to draw political maps – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200213/democrats-republicans-call-for-new-way-to-draw-political-maps
— ISP director calls for passage of bill to fingerprint gun owners – Doug Finke 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200213/isp-director-calls-for-passage-of-bill-to-fingerprint-gun-owners

TIMES
— Redistricting reform gets bipartisan push Lawmakers want constitutional amendment on November ballot – REBECCA ANZEL and BEN ORNER
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/02/14/redistricting-reform-gets-bipartisan-push/ajsj73v/

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Democrat threatens to arm himself against ‘tyranny’ if Trump is reelected – Dan Carden
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/nwi-democrat-threatens-to-arm-himself-against-tyranny-if-trump/article_6eca2ddb-7e26-57c0-86f0-67ce78d395fe.html

RIVER BENDER
— Madison County Board Members Endorse John Barberis in Candidacy for Illinois Supreme Court
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/madison-county-board-members-endorse-john-barberis-in-candidacy-for-illinois-supreme-court-39838.cfm

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Communication Is A Contentious Issue in Tazewell Auditor’s Race – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/communication-contentious-issue-tazewell-auditors-race#stream/0

WIFR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Local-health-experts-explain-marijuana-use-vs-abuse–567856691.html

CHICAGO PATCH
— City Hall ‘Do Not Rehire’ List Omits Chicago Hall of Shamers For Your Reading Pleasure: Top Cop Eddie Johnson, 191 police officers, 22 firefighters among those blacklisted from scoring city jobs. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What will put you on the do-not-hire list in Democrat/Libertarian/Green/RINO Illinois? ANSWER: Oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/city-hall-do-not-rehire-list-omits-chicago-hall-shamers

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— How much more will DuPage County residents pay in income taxes?
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/525274820-analysis-how-much-more-will-dupage-county-residents-pay-in-income-taxes

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BECKMAN: DRAG QUEEN STORY HOURS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/beckman-drag-queen-story-hours.html
— THE GOSPEL OF SOCIALISM? POPE FRANCIS DECRIES TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY AS SINFUL (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted me to pay more taxes.) 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/the-gospel-of-socialism-pope-francis-decries-tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy-as-sinful.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems’ ‘most electable’ claims largely a red herring, polls show – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that the MORE of the following that you are, the LESS electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/democratic-presidential-candidates-electability-re/
— James Carville fires back after Bernie Sanders calls him ‘hack’: ‘At least I’m not a communist’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/james-carville-fires-back-after-bernie-sanders-cal/
— New Hampshire bounce: Bernie Sanders grows lead over Joe Biden in new poll – S.A. Miller 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/bernie-sanders-grows-lead-over-joe-biden-new-hamps/
— Former White House chief of staff John Kelly unloads on Trump Former general critiques Trump on Vindman, N. Korea and immigration – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/john-kelly-unloads-president-trump/
— 1 year after Illinois shooting, police push gun-fee hike – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/1-year-after-illinois-shooting-police-push-gun-fee/
— Bernie Sanders: Would be ‘divisive’ if candidate with a plurality of delegates didn’t get nomination – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/bernie-sanders-would-be-divisive-if-candidate-plur/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Children will achieve as much as we expect of them – Ian Rowe (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, were you viewed as being “college material.” I was not. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ). I spent my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/children-will-achieve-as-much-as-we-expect-of-them
— Acknowledging slavery’s limits in defining America – John Wood (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/acknowledging-slaverys-limits-in-defining-america

GOPUSA
— Rush Limbaugh Sets Off Firestorm With Buttigieg Kiss Remarks
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=84834
— 39% Of GOP Voters Say Mitt Romney Should Be Expelled From Republican Party (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to destroy the Republican Party in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=84747

AMERICAN THINKER
— Bernie Sanders’s Rise is Like Death Knocking on America’s Door – John Eidson
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/bernie_sanderss_rise_is_like_death_knocking_on_americas_door.html

BREITBART
— Illegal Alien in U.S. for 20 Years Avoids Deportation in ‘Sanctuary’ Church – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/illegal-alien-in-u-s-for-20-years-takes-sanctuary/

CNS NEWS
— Rep. Jackson Lee: Welfare Work Requirements Reinforce Belief That Blacks, Immigrants ‘Are Lazy’ – Susan Jones
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/susan-jones/rep-jackson-lee-welfare-work-requirements-reinforce-belief-blacks

CHRISTIAN POST
— Pastor opens Democrat-controlled Virginia House with prayer opposing abortion, gay marriage Pastor opens Democrat-controlled Virginia House with prayer opposing abortion, gay marriage – Michael Gryboski
https://www.christianpost.com/news/pastor-opens-democrat-controlled-virginia-house-with-prayer-opposing-abortion-gay-marriage.html

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s What The Lead Roger Stone Juror Said During Jury Selection – CHUCK ROSS (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/13/roger-stone-jury-selection/

TOWNHALL
— Poll: Majority of Florida Hispanics Support Mandatory E-Verify – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/02/13/poll-majority-of-florida-hispanics-support-mandatory-e-verify-n2561319

THE HILL
— Trump maintains he can intervene in cases after Barr urges him to curb tweeting – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/483088-trump-maintains-he-can-intervene-in-cases-after-barr-urges-him-to
— Trump reveals he would vote for a gay presidential candidate – MARINA PITOFSKY (DIERSEN: The more religious, government, political, and/or financial clout that LGBTQers have, the more that LGBTQ activists force them to use their clout to get rid of individuals like me, organizations like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity. LGBTQ activists, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have always worked very hard to get rid of me. They crow that I am no longer a TAPROOT chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress how those who run MTRO, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. treat me.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/483062-trump-reveals-he-would-vote-for-a-gay-presidential-candidate

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump campaigns as a 2nd Amendment warrior – AAMER MADHANI
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/11/trump-campaigns-as-a-2nd-amendment-warrior/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs focus on destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/opinion/sunday/marriage-housework-gender-happiness.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The Democratic primary is a real-time demonstration of the hierarchy of oppression How did the most diverse field in history wind up like this? – David Dennis, Jr.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/14/democratic-primary-is-real-time-demonstration-hierarchy-oppression/

WEEK
— How America made a mess of measuring poverty – Jeff Spross (DIERSEN: Obviously, you are not poor if you spend money on booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices. Obviously, eventually, you will be poor if you spend money on booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices.)
https://theweek.com/articles/895710/how-america-made-mess-measuring-poverty

VOX
— Trump: The economy is the best in history. Also Trump: We need to cut raises for federal workers. The president is shamelessly trying to have it both ways. – Aaron Rupar
https://www.vox.com/2020/2/13/21136131/trump-federal-workers-cut-pay-raises-federal-budget

ECONOMIST
— Immigration to America is down. Wages are up Are the two related?
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/02/13/immigration-to-america-is-down-wages-are-up

BANKRATE
— How much you should have in savings at each life stage – Scott B. Van Voorhis
https://www.bankrate.com/banking/savings/how-much-do-you-need-in-savings-retirement-emergency-fund/
(ACCORDING TO THIS ARTICLE: You should have $66,470 saved for retirement at age 30, $277,728 at age 40, $596,538 at age 50, and $643,792 at age 60.)

STREET BLOG USA
— Anti-Car Dems Don’t Have a Presidential Candidate If you believe in breaking car culture, you won’t find a 2020 candidate committed to doing it. – Kea Wilson (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-car.)
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/02/13/anti-car-dems-dont-have-a-presidential-candidate/

LSE
— Comparing incomes can make us unhappy – but it may depend on whom we’re comparing ourselves to. – Laura Kudrna (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/02/14/comparing-incomes-can-make-us-unhappy-but-it-may-depend-on-whom-were-comparing-ourselves-to/

February 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump, Bloomberg exchange mean tweets
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-bloomberg-exchange-mean-tweets/5927607/
— Attorney General Barr blasts Trump’s tweets: ‘Impossible for me to do my job’
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/barr-blasts-trumps-tweets-impossible-for-me-to-do-my-job/5928549/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Bill introduced to pull funds from states that give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants – Adam Shaw
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bill-introduced-to-pull-funds-from-states-that-give-drivers-licenses-to-illegal-immigrants

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Advocates, lawmakers make push to change Illinois redistricting process before lines are set for another decade – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-redistricting-amendment-20200214-ahwa2gzanbebtflnypct4hpvbe-story.html
— Legislative Ethics Commission deadlock over report on alleged wrongdoing points to party-line voting inspector general’s office says is a problem – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-legislative-ethics-inspector-general-20200213-6rci2z5slrgrxfkzwv2o7bzyja-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A Chicago developer wants to open a marijuana grow facility on the Far South Side – ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-chicago-marijuana-grow-facility-20200213-bmhoarnoifhtvgpw47txeqwan4-story.html
— In booming times, Democrats sell misery – NOLAN FINLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-democrats-trump-wrong-strategy-finley-20200213-cxcnasmfwfd27hoauinudk3ece-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fired CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson and ousted Law Department spokesman land on city’s do-not-hire list Better Government Association CEO David Greising says putting Johnson on the list can probably be justified, though including Bill McCaffrey is more questionable and might warrant a fresh look at the criteria. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What will put you on the do-not-hire list in Democrat/Libertarian/Green/RINO Illinois? ANSWER: Oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/2/12/21135395/eddie-johnson-mccaffrey-law-department-spokesman-city-do-not-hire-list-lightfoot
— ENDORSEMENT: Jim Oberweis for Congress in 14th District Republican primary Oberweis has evolved a bit. He remains a staunch conservative, but he seems slightly more inclined to work across party lines.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21131444/endorsement-jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-2020-republican-primary-election-house-rep
— ENDORSEMENT: Krishna K. Bansal for Congress in 11th District Republican Primary Bansal, with his stronger grasp of the issues and extensive record of public service, is the better bet to defeat a Democrat in the fall.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21067792/endorsement-krishna-bansal-congress-11th-district-republican-primary-rick-laib-bill-foster

DAILY HERALD
— Lawmakers want Fair Maps Amendment on November ballot – Rebecca Anzel and Ben Orner
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/lawmakers-want-fair-maps-amendment-on-november-ballot
— Franks tells McHenry County Board: ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/franks-tells-mchenry-county-board-ive-done-nothing-wrong
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College offering free workshops for craft marijuana growers
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/oakton-community-college-offering-free-workshops-for-craft-marijuana-growers

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Forecast on video-gambling’s popularity actually a bit low – John Dey (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-forecast-on-video-gambling-s-popularity-actually-a/article_dc93e645-965f-537b-a880-f8bbe9633c08.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/ray-lahood-still-backing-biden-president#stream/0

WFIL
— Williamson Co. mother removes son from school after being told LGBTQ ‘was okay’ before new law takes effect 
https://wfilnews.simdif.com/page-1985899.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Officials Are Looking for Your Guns If You Don’t Have a FOID Card
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/illinois-officials-are-looking-for-your-guns-if-you-dont-have-a-foid-card/ 
— McConchie among Legislators Calling for Less Partisan Remap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/mcconchie-among-legislators-calling-for-less-partisan-remap/
— Search Warrant Blurs Jack Franks’ Image
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/search-warrant-blurs-jack-franks-image-2/
— IL-06/IL-14: Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Dr. Jay Kinzler, Jim Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/il-06-il-14-chicago-sun-times-endorses-dr-jay-kinzler-jim-oberweis/ 
— Nothing to See Here. Move Along.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/nothing-to-see-here-move-along/ 
— IL-14: Like Him or Not, Jeff Ward Brings Out Worst in Catalina Lauf
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/il-14-like-him-or-not-jeff-ward-brings-out-worst-in-catalina-lauf/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis’ Second Commercial
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-jim-oberweis-second-commercial/

CAPITOL FAX
— Southern Illinois mother pulls her son out of public school after LGBTQ history lesson
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/13/southern-illinois-mother-pulls-her-son-out-of-public-school-after-lgbtq-history-lesson/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump says Mike Bloomberg reminds him of ‘Low Energy’ Jeb Bush – Tom Howell Jr. 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/donald-trump-says-mike-bloomberg-reminds-him-low-e/

BREITBART
— Poll: 6-in-10 Florida Voters, Majority of Hispanics Back Mandatory E-Verify – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/poll-6-in-10-florida-voters-majority-of-hispanics-back-mandatory-e-verify/
— Trump’s Pentagon Secures $3.8B to Build 177 Miles of Border Wall – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/trumps-pentagon-secures-3-8b-to-build-177-miles-of-border-wall/

DAILY WIRE
— Bernie Lashes Out At Top Dem Strategist James Carville For Saying He’s Too Extreme – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-bernie-lashes-out-at-top-dem-strategist-james-carville-for-saying-hes-too-extreme

FEDERALIST
— Jury Foreman In Roger Stone Case Was Trump-Hating Russia Collusion Hoaxer – Tristan Justice (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/ray-lahood-still-backing-biden-president#stream/0

THE HILL
— House Democrats’ immigration bill would use tax dollars to import crime to America – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/482910-house-democrats-immigration-bill-would-use-tax-dollars-to-import-crime-to

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Fire sale: An Iran plant makes the US flags protesters burn – NASSER KARIMI and MOHAMMAD NASIRI
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/10/fire-sale-an-iran-plant-makes-the-us-flags-protesters-burn/

NEW YORK TIMES
— In Amazon’s Bookstore, No Second Chances for the Third Reich – David Streitfeld
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/09/technology/amazon-bookstore-nazis.html

FORBES
— Why Many Professionals In Their Late 30s, 40s And 50s Are Not Benefiting From The Tight Job Market – Jack Kelly
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/02/13/why-many-talented-professionals-in-their-late-30s-40s-and-older-are-not-participating-in-the-so-called-hot-job-market/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Legislators Urged to Declare CNN and Washington Post ‘Fake News’ – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/legislator-declares-cnn-and-washington-post-fake-news.html

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Just a Reminder: Your Employees May be Recording You (DIERSEN: If I had recorded what my Democrat GAO superiors said to me to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I would have won Diersen v. GAO.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/just-reminder-your-employees-may-be-recording-you

February 13 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Organization monthly meeting Wednesday evening, February 12, 2020, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream: Past and present candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended this outstanding meeting included: Almiron, Breen, Corrigan, Falbo, Felice, Galvin, Grogan, Heidorn, Holan, Jensen, Kinzler, Krupa, LeVan, Mack, McGowen, Monino, Nathwani, Pcolinski, Senka, Veenstra, and Whelan. Attendees included Baker, Bohn, Carlson, Cherry, Cooper, Dangelo, Fawell, Fitzpatrick, Lofgren, Marquardt, McCarthy, McNeily, Menna, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Smith, and Tatro. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

NBC5
— Smollett Case Reopens Arguments About Race, Class in Chicago – Don Babwin
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/smollett-case-reopens-arguments-about-race-class-in-chicago/2218557/?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Jim Oberweis for Congress in 14th District Republican primary Oberweis has evolved a bit. He remains a staunch conservative, but he seems slightly more inclined to work across party lines. (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Republican candidates who have lost races in Illinois, including Oberweis, that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails caused all their losses.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21131444/endorsement-jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-2020-republican-primary-election-house-rep
— ENDORSEMENT: Krishna K. Bansal for Congress in 11th District Republican Primary Bansal, with his stronger grasp of the issues and extensive record of public service, is the better bet to defeat a Democrat in the fall.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21067792/endorsement-krishna-bansal-congress-11th-district-republican-primary-rick-laib-bill-foster

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Oh, for the love of Mike. The fear of Bernie has pushed Democratic bosses over the edge. – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-democrats-panic-kass-20200213-5h23ymxy3bcmdleiyel3yd7tc4-story.html
— Hundreds attend burial in South Bend for fetuses stored in Will County garage by late abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer – MEREDITH COLIAS-PETE (DIERSEN: Each one of those fetuses was created by a man and a woman. They should have attended the burial.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-fetus-hill-burial-st-0213-20200212-ey672ghbkfeilcxp7d22wihsxa-story.html
— The word queer, used by actress Jameela Jamil when she came out last week, is increasingly popular among millennials and teens – Nara Schoenberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-queer-meaning-jameela-jamil-tt-02112019-20200212-3q6zi2cz7fhk7oukhgtanhg5yu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters side with America-haters. White-haters side with White haters. Men-haters side with men-haters. Heterosexual-haters side with heterosexual-haters. Older-people haters side with older-people haters. Trump-haters side with Trump-haters. Protestant-haters side with Protestant haters. Conservative-haters side with conservative-haters. Republican-haters side with Republican haters. Rich people-haters side with rich-people haters. German American-haters side with German American-haters. Draft avoider-haters side with draft avoider haters. Those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time side with those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/2/12/21135560/senn-high-school-mary-beck-go-back-country

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURES: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot. Ever-increasingly, newspapers act as full-time pot pushers.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200213/why-recreational-pot-supply-is-falling-short-of-demand-in-illinois
— DuPage awards $100,000 to nonprofit groups to help fight the opioid epidemic – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Why not $100,000 to fight the government-promoted booze, gambling, and pot epidemics?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/dupage-awards-100000-to-nonprofit-groups-to-help-fight-the-opioid-epidemic
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage all the citizens of all the foreign countries of the world that are minority, female, and/or younger and who have financial, health, and/or other problems to claim asylum in America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/judge-releases-crystal-lake-central-high-student-detained-by-ice-on-bond
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What percent of LWV members 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.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200213/at-100-league-still-has-work-to-do-to-expand-voting
— GOP rivals in 14th Congressional race fend off questions about weaknesses – James Fuller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that being the following are weaknesses: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/gop-rivals-in-14th-congressional-race-fend-off-questions-about-weaknesses
— Krishnamoorthi criticized for attending Modi reception – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/krishnamoorthi-criticized-for-attending-modi-reception

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 1,500 Amazon jobs? No thanks, says Bolingbrook mayor Amazon wants to build an 825,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Bolingbrook that would employ 1,500 people. “I told them I wouldn’t support it when they met with us,” said Mayor Roger Claar. “Then they closed two weeks later.” – ALBY GALLUN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/1500-amazon-jobs-no-thanks-says-bolingbrook-mayor

WTTW
— Crain’s Headlines: Bolingbrook Mayor Won’t Support Amazon Plan
https://news.wttw.com/2020/02/12/crain-s-headlines-bolingbrook-mayor-won-t-support-amazon-plan

WBEZ
— Former Illinois Feds Troubled By Trump’s Roger Stone Tweets And DOJ Response – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/former-illinois-feds-troubled-by-trumps-roger-stone-tweets-and-doj-response/93c81620-2089-4d6f-acf4-a1cdb7c88314

NPR ILLINOIS
— Klobuchar’s 3rd Place Finish In New Hampshire ‘Shocked The Establishment’ – BOBBY ALLYN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/klobuchars-3rd-place-finish-new-hampshire-shocked-establishment#stream/0
— The Push For Paid Family Leave Grows Stronger – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY (DIERSEN: Virtually all my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/push-paid-family-leave-grows-stronger#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— Will County To Expedite Some Cannabis Offense Expungements – Dave Byrnes (DIERSEN: What do you want expunged from your record? I want the adverse actions taken against me by the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, GAO, IRS, Post Office, Google, Facebook, etc. to be expunged.) 
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/will-county-expedite-some-cannabis-offense-expungements

CENTER SQUARE
— Interim report shows Illinois budget wasn’t balanced despite claims from elected officials – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/interim-report-shows-illinois-budget-wasn-t-balanced-despite-claims/article_f1ad1e9a-4dcd-11ea-b3cc-9f03729e6c20.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Dream Congressional Match-Up: Jeanne Ives vs. The Squad – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/02/dream-congressional-match-up-jeanne-ives-vs-the-squad/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Record ratings: Americans ‘better off’ in Trump era – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/inside-the-beltway-record-ratings-americans-better/
— Trump’s retreat on E-Verify called special interest ‘takeover’ of immigration agenda Jared Kushner preparing 600-page immigration proposal – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout at Trump that he can get illegals to vote for him by throwing Americans under the bus.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/12/trump-retreat-e-verify-called-takeover-immigration/

FOX NEWS
— Roger Stone jury foreperson’s anti-Trump views surface, raising new questions about his trial and conviction (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/roger-stone-jury-forepersons-anti-trump-views-surface-raising-new-questions-about-his-trial-and-conviction

AMERICAN THINKER
— In Virginia legislature, Democrats walk out on black pro-life, defense-of-marriage pastor – Catharine Evans (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will those who run your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America walk out, that is, officially protest, those who 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://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/in_virginia_legislature_democrats_walk_out_on_black_prolife_defenseofmarriage_pastor.html

DAILY CALLER
— Flashback: Bloomberg Called For Americans To ‘Get Behind’ Trump In 2017 – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/12/flashback-mike-bloomberg-donald-trump-unity/

FEDERALIST
— Mike Bloomberg Is Not A Racist, And Neither Is Trump – David Marcus (DIERSEN: People who are called racist today should sue those who call them racist. Being called a racist today is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Ever-increasing, Democrats make it clear that they want to get rid of once and for all those who are called racist and 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://thefederalist.com/2020/02/12/mike-bloomberg-is-not-a-racist-and-neither-is-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— NYT Accuses Trump of ‘Hijacking’ the News Cycle With Accurate Bloomberg Quotes – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/02/12/ny-times-accuses-trump-hijacking-news-cycle-accurate-mike-bloomberg

THE HILL
— How the left’s brand of diversity promotes division – MIKE GONZALEZ
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/482651-how-the-lefts-brand-of-diversity-promotes-division

POLITICO
— ‘Really shocking’: Trump’s meddling in Stone case stuns Washington Alarmed veterans of the Justice Department said the legal system was entering uncharted territory. – NATASHA BERTRAND and DANIEL LIPPMAN (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/12/trump-roger-stone-justice-department-114684

NEW YORK TIMES
— As a Post-Impeachment Trump Pushes the Limits, Republicans Say Little Having expressed confidence that impeachment might chasten the president, senators are now watching as he purges perceived enemies and publicly pushes for a lenient sentence for a friend. – Nicholas Fandos and Catie Edmondson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/trump-senate-republicans.html
— As Sanders Rises, Some Democrats Are Jittery About Possible Consequences Mr. Sanders’s victory in the New Hampshire primary and his strengths in the 2020 race are worrying moderates who fear he could cost Democrats the presidency and the House in the fall. – Jeremy W. Peters, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Kate Kelly
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/bernie-sanders-democrats.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Affirmative Action is hurting more than helping – MEGAN HACKBARTH
https://highschool.latimes.com/los-altos-high-school/opinion-affirmative-action-is-hurting-more-than-helping/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Moderate Democrats Stress Over Crowded Center Lane There is no single centrist rival to front-runner Bernie Sanders, and party leaders are bracing for a protracted nomination fight – Ken Thomas and Natalie Andrews (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Political parties should not only be able to, but should be required to, stop candidates from running who reject planks in their party’s platform. I should write a book about candidates who the Republican National Committee, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. should have stopped from running.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/moderate-democrats-stress-over-crowded-center-lane-11581545988
— FRONT PAGE: Education Department Investigating Harvard, Yale Over Foreign Funding Officials accuse schools across U.S. of soliciting funds from foreign governments, companies known to be hostile to the country – Kate O’Keeffe (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs love countries that are hostile to America.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/education-department-investigating-harvard-yale-over-foreign-funding-11581539042
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Virtually all my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-feel-very-torn-between-my-child-and-my-daddemands-intensify-for-the-sandwich-generation-11581507999
— GAO Warns 2020 Census Isn’t Ready Census Bureau is behind in recruiting workers and testing online systems for count, Government Accountability Office says – Janet Adamy
https://www.wsj.com/articles/watchdog-warns-2020-census-faces-challenges-11581522486

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— Trump endorses in three competitive Texas congressional primaries – PATRICK SVITEK (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who focus on destroying those like me who refuse to destroy their candidates’ primary opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Illinois Center Right Coalition. For all the candidates who ran in contested primaries on ballots for my precinct since 2000, I would write about those who focused on destroying me because I refused to destroy their candidates’ primary opponents.) 
https://www.texastribune.org/2020/02/12/donald-trump-endorses-three-texas-congressional-republican-primaries/

POST REGISTER
— Idaho House committee advances affirmative action ban – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use Affirmative Action (AA), 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. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans like me.)
https://www.postregister.com/news/government/idaho-house-committee-advances-affirmative-action-ban/article_448ae116-4320-516d-a8a1-99e7656a6a92.html

NEW YORKER
— HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USES THE “HIDDEN WEAPONS” OF IMMIGRATION LAW – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use the “hidden weapons” of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-the-trump-administration-uses-the-hidden-weapons-of-immigration-law

NEWSWEEK
— RUSH LIMBAUGH RIPS BUTTIGIEG’S CAMPAIGN, SAYS ‘AMERICA’S NOT READY TO ELECT GAY GUY KISSING HUSBAND ON DEBATE STAGE’ – JEFFERY MARTIN 
https://www.newsweek.com/rush-limbaugh-rips-buttigiegs-campaign-says-americas-not-ready-elect-gay-guy-kissing-husband-1487091
— AMY KLOBUCHAR ONCE WANTED TO BUILD A FENCE AT THE BORDER—WHERE DOES SHE STAND NOW? – CHANTAL DA SILVA
https://www.newsweek.com/amy-klobuchar-border-wall-fence-trump-immigration-policies-1487117

YAHOO FINANCE
— 30 Jobs That Aren’t Worth Their Education Requirements – Alexandria Bova (DIERSEN: I should write a book a) about the outstanding on-the-job and in-house training that IRS and GAO provided me and b) about how the Democrats who ran IRS and GAO wasted that training by wasting my career and forcing me to retire.) 
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/30-jobs-aren-t-worth-105512563.html

February 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— New Hampshire primary: Sanders edges Buttigieg, giving Dems 2 front-runners – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sanders-edges-buttigieg-in-nh-giving-dems-2-front-runners/5923715/

NBC5
— Sanders’ Narrow Win Ups Pressure on Moderates to Coalesce Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s primary by less than 2 points, raising questions about his ability to broaden his coalition beyond his most loyal supporters – Julie Pace
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/sanders-narrow-win-ups-pressure-on-moderates-to-coalesce/2217833/
— What the New Hampshire Primary Results Could Mean for Dems – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/what-the-new-hampshire-primary-results-could-mean-for-dems/2218077/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Census Bureau is at risk of not being ready for 2020 count, according to new report – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-census-bureau-not-ready-20200212-qwlzmwidzjdurkbw52yiorf7me-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Tommy Hanson for Congress in 5th District Republican primary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/12/21123199/endorsement-tommy-hanson-congress-5th-district-republican-primary-election-2020-kimball-ladien
— Can we survive the internet? No internet, no Russian trolls. Also, in all likelihood, no President Trump. Mere journalism of the traditional kind hardly stands a chance. – Gene Lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/12/21135370/conspiracy-theories-internet-russian-trolls-2020-presidential-election-gene-lyons
— Pot shops should pay workers $20 an hour, offer profit sharing, proposed benefits agreement says The Cannabis Equity Illinois Coalition says 75% of dispensary employees should meet social equity criteria, including having lived in an area adversely affected by the drug war or a pot-related criminal record. – By Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/12/21135244/chicago-dispensaries-marijuana-cannabis-equity

DAILY HERALD
— Ives, Kinzler debate in 6th Congressional GOP primary
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/watch-live-ives-kinzler-debate-in-6th-congressional-gop-primary
— DuPage County clerk says $100,000 in bonuses needed to help keep staff – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/dupage-county-clerk-says-100000-in-bonuses-needed-to-help-keep-staff
— College of DuPage kicks off Black History Month celebration
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200211/college-of-dupage-kicks-off-black-history-month-celebration
— Barrington-area GOP group aims for “fresh and bold” direction – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/barrington-area-gop-group-aims-for-x201cfresh-and-boldx201d-direction

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Video gambling magnate sues Illinois Gaming Board Rick Heidner and his firm, Gold Rush Amusements, are suing for $4 million, claiming a gaming board employee leaked private financial and personal information to federal agencies. – SARAH ZIMMERMAN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/law/video-gambling-magnate-sues-illinois-gaming-board

HERALD NEWS
— Will County officials explore proposing changes to election law – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/11/will-county-officials-explore-proposing-changes-to-election-law/a5s4p81/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Curtis McCall on the merger of Alorton, Centreville, Cahokia and the township – DERIK HOLTMANN
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article240229481.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— More Evidence That Jim Oberweis Is Leading in the 14th District Republican Congressional Primary Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/more-evidence-that-jim-oberweis-is-leading-in-the-14th-district-republican-congressional-primary-election/ 
— IL-6: Ives on New Hampshire Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-6-ives-on-new-hampshire-results/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Releases Position Paper on Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-jerry-evans-releases-position-paper-on-taxes/ 
— IL-14: Lopez, “Correcting” Rank the Bollingbrook Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-lopez-correcting-rank-the-bollingbrook-debate/
— Judge Justin Hansen Stays on the Ballot, Dems Lose Ballot Access Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/justin-hansen-stays-on-the-ballot-dems-lose-ballot-access-case/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Case dismissed against township resident arrested for attending public meeting – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/case-dismissed-against-township-resident-arrested-for-attending-public-meeting/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— IFI Voter Guide – 6th Congressional District 
https://illinoisfamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/USC-6.pdf

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SANDERS & AOC SEEK DISASTROUS SOCIALIST REVOLUTION THAT WOULD DEVASTATE AMERICA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/sanders-aoc-seek-disastrous-socialist-revolution-that-would-devastate-america.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly. Tax Policy should encourage marriage and homeownership. 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/kempa-illinois-democrats-compassion-for-millionaires.html
— ROSSI: MAGA HAT WELCOMED AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/rossi-maga-hat-welcomed-at-chicago-auto-show.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— Do the Poor Remain Poor? – William Sullivan
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/do_the_poor_remain_poor.html

BREITBART
— Zuckerberg’s Cheap Labor Group Claims E-Verify in Florida Will Spur Recession – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/zuckerbergs-cheap-labor-group-claims-e-verify-in-florida-will-spur-recession/
— Pete Buttigieg Leads Democrat Delegate Count Despite Losing Popular Vote – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/pete-buttigieg-leads-democrat-delegate-count-despite-losing-popular-vote/
— Concerned Women for America CEO: ‘Trump Is Positively Impacting the Lives of Millions of Women’ – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/concerned-women-for-america-ceo-trump-is-positively-impacting-the-lives-of-millions-of-women/
— Amnesty: Amy Klobuchar Promises Welcome for World’s Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/amnesty-amy-klobuchar-promises-to-reopen-border-to-asylum-migrants/

DAILY CALLER
— Foreign Volunteers For Bernie Sanders Have Contacted Thousands Of American Voters – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/12/sanders-foreign-phone-bank/

TOWNHALL
— Gallup: Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Four Years Ago? Americans: Hell Yes. – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/02/12/gallup-are-you-better-off-today-than-you-were-four-years-ago-americans-hell-yes-n2561203

NEW YORK TIMES
— Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House Lawmakers who flipped Republican districts in 2018 worry that a democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could doom their re-election chances. – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/democrats-fear-bernie-sanders.html

January 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Republicans lack votes to block John Bolton, other witnesses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-trial-gets-more-pointed-with-bolton-book-at-the-center/5887841/
— Gov. JB Pritzker delivers State of the State address in Springfield Wednesday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-delivers-state-of-the-state-address-wednesday/5887994/
— Man facing marijuana charge starts smoking in front of Tennessee judge
https://abc7chicago.com/5888062/

NBC5
— Pritzker Takes Aim at Corruption in State of the State Address “We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption — in both parties — whose presence infects the bloodstream of government,” Pritzker said – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-to-deliver-state-of-the-state-address/2209563/

CBS2
— Illinois Discloses New Problems With Voter Registration – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/state-discloses-new-problems-with-voter-registration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/city-announces-cannabis-resource-fair-on-saturday-to-help-chicagoans-navigate-legal-weed-industry/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Springfield mayor, Sangamon County coroner killed in plane crash A small plane carrying Frank Edwards, his wife, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, and another man crashed in a central Illinois field Tuesday. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21113764/frank-edwards-cinda-dead-plane-crash-springfield-mayor
— Pritzker urges ethics reform in State of the State address: ‘ We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ The governor said it’s time for Illinois to enact a revolving-door policy: “Elected officials shouldn’t be allowed to retire and immediately start lobbying their former colleagues. … It’s wrong, and it’s got to stop.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/29/21113730/pritzker-state-of-the-state-address-corruption-lobbying
— Peggy Hubbard, U.S. Senate Republican candidate profile Her top legislative priorities include taxes and the elimination of wasteful spending. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21086039/peggy-hubbard-us-senate-republican-candidate-2020-primary-election

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois needs to ‘root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ in State of State speech – JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-state-of-the-state-20200129-vs7zy7ctbfcxpfzxjz3run3oli-story.html
— Faux Dem convention at Stevenson High School aims at Trump, draws GOP fire – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-stevenson-democratic-meeting-st-0130-20200129-dm3tyun4crczdlctejxgryzwji-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0130-20200129-uiapxrhs3nee5od4tqkkwjkt4u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote protest-style hair.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-black-student-locs-barred-from-graduation-0129-20200129-5peptdf3sjhdrdldqhb3r2sggm-story.html
— Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the questions special prosecutor Dan Webb should answer – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-chicago-crime-dan-webb-20200129-jwzn72vqqfhbvnyarmlfdqyjqi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fearing Bolton’s impeachment testimony, GOP senators battle possible outbreak of ‘information virus'”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-bolton-testify-questions-hearing-gop-huppke-20200129-qcer27g7cvcefcw3qw7ufpgnju-story.html
— Establishment Democrats face a dilemma: How to do in Bernie Sanders without alienating his young voters – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-democrats-kass-20200129-hnwvtjgbs5aqplmd55vj7v357a-story.html
— State moves on airport, casinos and cannabis are making major impacts in south suburbs — and so is corruption; ‘Every legislator should be put on notice’ – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-pritzker-state-address-st-0130-20200129-acq3xcc2njf63haoi5gy7q2e24-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Enough is enough’: Amid anonymous mailers, robocalls, Elk Grove mayor starts ‘naming names’ – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/enough-is-enough-amid-anonymous-mailers-robocalls-elk-grove-mayor-starts-naming-names
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson on Tuesday lashed out at a local developer and other political opponents, accusing them of being behind a series of anonymous robocalls and campaign-style mailers ahead of a March 17 term limits referendum that could remove him from office. It’s not the first time the mayor has spoken from the village board dais about Mario Gullo of George Gullo Development Corp., but his public statements during a board meeting Tuesday night were his most direct and extensive about Gullo and others to date.)
— Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park mayors encouraged by Washington, D.C. visit – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/hoffman-estates-hanover-park-mayors-encourgaged-by-washington-dc-visit
— Candidates sought to replace Didech on Lake County Board (DIERSEN: If the voters in Lake County District 20 voted to fill the Board vacancy instead of the current Board members, who would apply?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/candidates-sought-to-replace-didech-on-lake-county-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote, a county resident for a year and live within District 20, which includes Buffalo Grove, portions of Long Grove and nearby unincorporated areas. Those interested can submit a resume, letter of interest and supporting material by Feb. 19 to [email protected], or to Lake County Board Chairwoman Sandy Hart, county board office, 10th Floor, 18 North County St., Waukegan, IL 60085.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP race to unseat House newcomer Underwood heats up As a major national group backs state Sen. Sue Rezin in the Republican primary, another contender, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, opens his own wallet to the tune of $1 million. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-race-unseat-house-newcomer-underwood-heats
— Pritzker’s State of the State address: Full text Property tax relief, pensions and more: Read the Illinois governor’s plan here.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzkers-state-state-address-full-text

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/29/cannabis-resource-fair-set-for-saturday/

WGN RADIO
— Chicago Tribune Columnist Kristen McQueary: How our politicians mask bribery
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/29/chicago-tribune-columnist-kristen-mcqueary-how-our-politicians-mask-bribery/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Legal representation sought for dogs, cats in abuse cases – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Legal-representation-sought-for-dogs-cats-in-15014695.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Constituents ‘die in’ at Foster’s Joliet office over health care, climate change Demonstrators want Foster to support Medicare for All, Green New Deal legislation – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/28/constituents-die-in-at-fosters-joliet-office-over-health-care-climate-change/arytj2l/

HOI ABC
— Sangamon County Coroner and former Springfield alderman killed in plane crash – Molly Jirasek
https://hoiabc.com/2020/01/28/sangamon-county-coroner-and-former-springfield-mayor-killed-in-plane-crash/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/delavan-cannabis-sparking-revolution#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Election Meltdown Is A Real Possibility’ In 2020 Presidential Race, Author Warns – TERRY GROSS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/election-meltdown-real-possibility-2020-presidential-race-author-warns#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s New Finance Director Rose Wallace Introduces Herself
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-lauren-underwoods-new-finance-director-rose-wallace-introduces-herself/ 
— Why Do the Democrats Want to Run Their Judicial Candidate Against Mary McClellan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/why-do-the-democrats-want-to-run-their-judicial-candidate-against-mary-mcclellan/ 
— IL-14: Second Congressional Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-06-il-14-mchenry-county-candidates-forums-schedule-from-league-of-women-voters/ 
— David McSweeney’s Vindication on Red Light Camera Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/david-mcsweeneys-vindication-on-red-lighmt-camera-legislation/ 
— Red Light Camera Opponent Former State Senator Dan Duffy Weighs In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/red-light-camera-opponent-former-state-senator-dan-duffy-weighs-in/ 
— Psst. Don’t Tell People Sandoval Is a Democrat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/psst-dont-tell-people-sandoval-is-a-democrat/ 
— Governor’s State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/governors-state-of-the-state-speech/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Responds to Attacks from Ted Gradel and Sue Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-jim-oberweis-responds-to-attacks-from-ted-gradel-and-sue-rezin/ 
— McConchie Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/mcconchie-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— DeWitte Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/dewitte-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Skillicorn Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/skillicorn-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Weber Asks More Time Until Foster Kids Put into Managed Care
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/weber-asks-more-time-until-foster-kids-put-into-managed-care/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser Monday in Cary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-monday-in-cary/ 
— Ugaste Reacts to State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/ugaste-reacts-to-state-of-the-state-speech/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL GROUPS RESPOND TO PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/political-groups-respond-to-pritzkers-2020-state-of-state-address-.html
— BUSINESS GROUPS REACT TO GOV PRITKZER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/business-groups-react-to-gov-pritkzers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS RESPOND TO GOV PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-respond-to-gov-pritzkers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html


CAPITOL FAX
— Frank and Cinda Edwards perish in plane crash
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/frank-and-cinda-edwards-perish-in-plane-crash/
— Kinzinger praises Illinois nukes, demands action, but won’t say if he supports another bailout
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/kinzinger-praises-illinois-nukes-demands-action-but-wont-say-if-he-supports-another-bailout/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Biden says he needs a VP who can be president ‘because I’m an old guy’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/joe-biden-says-he-needs-a-vp-who-can-be-president-/
— Rudy Giuliani: John Bolton is a ‘backstabber’ – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/rudy-giuliani-john-bolton-backstabber/
— Trump says Bolton would have embroiled U.S. in ‘World War Six’ if he hadn’t been fired – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would still be hosting a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August and December, a picnic in August, and a Christmas party in December.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/trump-says-bolton-would-have-embroiled-us-world-wa/

GOPUSA
— Denver invites violent crime by snubbing ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83632

BREITBART
— Michigan State Launches ‘Undocumented’ Website with Goal to ‘Reduce Apprehension’ of Illegals – ALANA MASTRANGELO2
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/29/michigan-state-launches-undocumented-website-with-goal-to-reduce-apprehension-of-illegals/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Cost of Sacrificing Public, Private Health Insurance for ‘Medicare for All’ – Robert Moffit and Douglas Holtz-Eakin 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/29/the-cost-of-sacrificing-public-private-health-insurance-for-medicare-for-all/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Former ICE Director: AOC Is Making ICE’s Job ‘More Dangerous’ – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/former-ice-director-aoc-making-ices-job-more-dangerous

NEWS BUSTERS
— Conspiracy Theories Abound on PBS: Violent Trump Voters? U.S. Turning Into Nazi Germany? – Scott Whitlock
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/01/29/conspiracy-theories-abound-pbs-violent-trump-voters-us-turning

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? What the Left just can’t deliver. – Dennis Prager
https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/why-are-so-many-young-people-unhappy-dennis-prager

CNN
— Labor law makes it too hard to start unions. Workers deserve a bigger voice – Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/perspectives/labor-union-laws/index.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/trumps-immigration-rule-is-cruel-and-racistbut-its-nothing-new

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Enforcing E-Verify incompatible with U.S. reliance on unauthorized workers: Dallas Fed working paper – Erin Douglas
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/bizfeed/article/Enforcing-E-Verify-incompatible-with-U-S-15013737.php

January 28 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Impeachment trial: President Donald Trump’s lawyers raise defenses as pressure grows for witnesses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/impeachment-trial-trump-lawyers-raise-defenses-as-pressure-grows-for-witnesses/5885012/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: In study of nation’s 75 largest cities, Chicago ranks next-to-last in fiscal health Based on 2018 audited financial statements, Truth in Accounting gives Chicago an “F” with a debt burden of $34.4 billion; that’s $37,100 per taxpayer. New York ranked last, with $186.7 billion, or $63,100 per taxpayer. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/28/21095089/chicago-budget-pension-debt-new-study-fiscal-health-ranking-taxes-bond-rating
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want everyone to be first and foremost loyal to the Democrat Party.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/27/21110885/illinois-loyalty-oath-communist-mccarthy-era

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Motivate governments to slim down?  It can be done—even in Illinois. A little investment in efficiency just might produce a lot of results and plenty of relieved taxpayers. Here’s how it’s working in other states. – MADELEINE DOUBEK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/madeleine-doubek-government/motivate-governments-slim-down-it-can-be-done-even-illinois
— Geezer-gate: Why is the presidential field so, um, mature? In a nation otherwise fixated on youth, what explains the dominance of so many old folks in the presidential race? A few longtime operatives weigh in. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Hinz should write a book about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid in the federal government. The Democrats who run the federal government use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, subjectivity in their job assignment, performance expectation setting, performance appraisal systems, etc. to waste the careers of and to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/geezer-gate-why-presidential-field-so-um-mature

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Over a thousand celebrations are underway in Illinois for school choice week (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/over-a-thousand-celebrations-are-underway-in-illinois-for-school-choice-week

CHICAGO MAROON
— Rep. Rush Takes on Challengers at First District Forum – Dimitriy Leksanov (DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. I would not be surprised at all to learn that Bobby Rush directed my GAO superiors a) to force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) to give my job and my preferred corner office to one of my subordinates who was one of his constituents, c) to give me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, d) to always rank me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, e) to not assign me to audits of IRS, and f) to not promote me beyond GS-13.)
https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2020/1/28/rep-rush-takes-challengers-first-district-forum/

WIREPOINTS
— Dishonest progressive tax math: Pritzker, Harmon offer property tax relief they can’t deliver – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-pritzker-harmon-offer-property-tax-relief-they-cant-deliver/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood and John Katko Team Up Again on Homeland Security Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/28/il-14-lauren-underwood-and-john-katko-team-up-again-on-homeland-security-legislation/ 
— Attorney General Says DCFS Denial of Request for Disciplinary Records for AJ Caseworkers Carlos Acosta and Andrew Polovi Worthy of “Further Action”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/28/attorney-general-says-dcfs-denial-of-request-for-disciplinary-records-for-aj-caseworkers-worthy-of-further-action/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Chicago’s low-income communities receiving a $20M investment – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/27/chicagos-low-income-communities-receiving-a-20m-in/

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bloomberg Compares America to Nazi Germany on Holocaust Remembrance Day Address – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/27/bloomberg-compares-america-to-nazi-germany-on-holocaust-remembrance-day-address/

FEDERALIST
— Democrats’ ‘Equality’ Act Would Be A Big Nudge Towards A U.S. Social Credit System When you federalize thought policing, which is essentially what the Equality Act does, it appears to create a social credit system that nationalizes the punishment of wrong think. – Stella Morabito (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Trump-haters who run your municipality, your township/ward, your county, Illinois, America, and the world do everything that they can to make all individuals, all organizations, all companies, all governments, and all countries 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://thefederalist.com/2020/01/28/democrats-equality-act-would-be-a-big-nudge-towards-a-u-s-social-credit-system/

TOWNHALL
— The Party of Hate? – Bill Murchison
https://townhall.com/columnists/billmurchison/2020/01/28/the-party-of-hate-n2560212

ONE NEWS NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Population-losing Illinois woos illegals with college education – Bob Kellogg 
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2020/01/28/population-losing-illinois-woos-illegals-with-college-ed

NOQ REPORT
— What to do to destroy a political party – Peter Tickten (DIERSEN: Those who want to destroy the Republican Party a) focus on destroying those who support the Republican Party platform and b) focus on driving out of the Republican Party 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://noqreport.com/2020/01/27/what-to-do-to-destroy-a-party/

THE HILL
— The DCCC’s ‘blacklist’ protects a white male political status quo – BRENDA CHORESI CARTER (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, which of your fellow Republican Precinct Committeemen have been blacklisted by those who dominate a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? Since 2001, those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and IRP have viciously blacklisted me for supporting Pat O’Malley for governor in the primary instead of Jim Ryan. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/479487-the-dcccs-blacklist-protects-a-white-male-political-status-quo

POLITICO FLORIDA
— Florida GOP takes sides in E-Verify fight – GARY FINEOUT and MATT DIXON (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, every Republican activist, precinct committeeman/captain, candidate, elected official, party leader, major donor, political consultant, etc. in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality should be demanding E-Verify.) 
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/florida-playbook/2020/01/28/florida-gop-takes-sides-in-e-verify-fight-bondi-v-biden-bloomberg-backs-puerto-rico-statehood-488166

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why America’s Political Divisions Will Only Get Worse – Ezra Klein (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in defending Trump-supporters from Trump-haters a) in your precinct, b) in the municipalities in your township, c) in your county, d) in your congressional district, and e) in Illinois? It should be a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman, b) the leaders of your Republican township party organization, c) the leaders of your Republican county party organization, d) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and e) the leaders of the IRP.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/books/review/why-were-polarized-ezra-klein.html
— Bloomberg Is Taunting Trump, and Trump Is Taking the Bait Once acquaintances as members of the wealthy Manhattan elite, Michael Bloomberg and President Trump have become bitter rivals. And a flurry of Bloomberg attack ads is angering the president. – Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-donald-trump.html
— A Primary From the Right? Not in Trump’s G.O.P. With Republicans now unified, it is difficult to find a district where a challenger can credibly claim that the incumbent has been insufficiently supportive of the president. – Elaina Plott (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, which of your fellow Republican Precinct Committeemen have been blacklisted by those who dominate a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? Since 2001, those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and IRP have viciously blacklisted me for supporting Pat O’Malley for governor in the primary instead of Jim Ryan. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/us/politics/pennsylvania-republicans-trump.html

NEW YORK POST
— House passes $10M for Holocaust education amid rise in anti-Semitic attacks – Ebony Bowden (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage anti-Semites to come to America.)
https://nypost.com/2020/01/28/house-passes-10m-for-holocaust-education-amid-rise-in-anti-semitic-attacks/

WASHINGTON POST
— JANUARY 6, 2020 FLASHBACK: Want more bang for your vote? Move. – Charles Lane (DIERSEN: Who talks and/or acts like they want you to move out of your municipality, out of your township/ward, out of your county, and/or out of Illinois? I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they want me to move out of my precinct, out of Wheaton’s West District, out Wheaton, out of Milton Township, out DuPage County, and/or out of Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/want-more-bang-for-your-vote-move/2020/01/06/bfa805ba-30a7-11ea-9313-6cba89b1b9fb_story.html

FOX PHILADELPHIA
— Supporters begin to line up for Tuesday Trump rally in Wildwood – Jennifer Joyce
https://www.fox29.com/news/supporters-begin-to-line-up-for-tuesday-trump-rally-in-wildwood

NATIONAL MEMO
— CBS Hires Priebus Without Disclosing Political, Corporate Ties – Eric Hananoki (DIERSEN: If ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Fox News Chicago, WGN, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business, Capitol Fax, etc. were to hire me as a political analyst, I would insist that they disclose that a) I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000 and an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman since 2000 and b) I was a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, and Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996. I would insist that they disclose that I have attended all the Illinois Republican Party State Conventions since 2000 as a Delegate and that I served on the Platform and Resolutions Committee in 2008. I would insist that they disclose that a) I worked for GAO as an Analyst 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year and b) I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I would insist that they disclose that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 (NIU-Management) in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27 (Loyola-MBA), 31 (DePaul-Accounting), and 48 (IIT-Finance), b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (CPA), 32 (Certified Internal Auditor), 41 (Certified Fraud Examiner), 45 (Certified Government Financial Manager), 47 (Certified Financial Services Auditor), and 48 (Forensic Accountant), and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32 (CPA).) 
https://www.nationalmemo.com/cbs-hires-priebus-without-disclosing-political-corporate-ties/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Mexican Police Get Ford Mustang Police Cars To Catch Drug Runners – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/01/mexican-police-get-ford-mustang-police-cars-to-catch-drug-runners/

January 24 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— The dishonest impeachment case
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Indiana residents unfazed by purchasing marijuana legally in Illinois, bringing it back home – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-homewood-marijuana-feature-st-0126-20200124-xg2zgckryfbbramcf6qduegkum-story.html
— ‘Ban the box’ laws, a helping hand for ex-offenders, are actually holding them back – Steve Chapman 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-ban-the-box-illinois-chapman-20200124-wanoftyi65fqhbjsktvbsal6zm-story.html
— Saying ‘diabetes doesn’t discriminate,’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure limiting out-of-pocket cost of insulin to $100 for 30-day supply – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: One reason why my father and his father had less money was that my father fought type 1 diabetes from when he was 14 until he died suddenly of heart failure when he was 47 in 1969.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-insulin-cap-bill-signing-20200124-i4ryr72utra37j4mipmbqr2aiu-story.html
— Mike Bloomberg’s campaign, the best money can buy – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-bloomberg-tv-campaign-page-20200124-fxddbrmnbjfr3dkgx6zfmmj6v4-story.html
— After big wins last year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Democratic legislature start new session facing major challenges on pensions, property taxes and ethics – DAN PETRELLA, JAMIE MUNKS and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-general-assembly-spring-session-20200125-3jkp6ysbb5a7xn6wjsukhoavya-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Those federal indictments of Illinois politicians? Coming any day now. Maybe. We still anticipate plenty of action on the political corruption front coming out of 219 S. Dearborn. But we’ve lowered our expectations about the timing. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/1/24/21080838/political-corruption-chicago-illinois-indictments-expected-john-lausch
— Weed stolen from ‘amnesty box’ at Midway Airport At approximately 6:03 p.m. Monday, an unknown individual reached into the box and “removed an unknown object from inside,” Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. – Mitch Dudek 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/24/21080157/marijuana-stolen-amnesty-box-midway-airport
— Lightfoot presidential endorsement: Likely not Sanders, Warren or Biden On Friday, Chicago’s mayor will boycott Trump’s White House meeting with mayors; will attend his impeachment trial instead – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/23/21079362/lori-lightfoot-presidential-endorsement-bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-joe-biden
— Savvy moves by Senate President Don Harmon herald a new era in Springfield Harmon kept former president’s staff and is stepping down from his politically connected law firm. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/24/21080924/senate-president-don-harmon-new-era-springfield-politics-rich-miller-suntimes

DAILY HERALD
— Watch GOP candidates for U.S. Senate square off live on dailyherald.com
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200124/watch-gop-candidates-for-us-senate-square-off-live-on-dailyheraldcom
— NFL shamelessly commandeers Kaepernick’s cause – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200124/sports/301249888/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/647777

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— Personal attacks becoming more and more commonplace What kind of person makes fun of a stutter? – Scott Reeder
https://www.bcrnews.com/2020/01/24/personal-attacks-becoming-more-and-more-commonplace/an3aetf/

NPR ILLINOIS
— UIS Prof Publishes Encyclopedia Of LGBTQ Politics – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/uis-prof-publishes-encyclopedia-lgbtq-politics#stream/0

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans a) have caused all the problems that Blacks have had, b) are causing all the problems that Blacks have, and c) will forever cause all the problems that Blacks will have. 
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/black-americans-mostly-left-behind-by-progress-since-dr-kings-death/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interviewed by OAN Thursday Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/24/il-14-catalina-lauf-interviewed-by-oan-thursday-night/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DUPAGE FAMILY “WITNESSES HISTORY” AT 47TH MARCH FOR LIFE IN DC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/dupage-family-witnesses-history-at-47th-march-for-life-in-dc.html
— SHEHAB: HIJAB DAY PROMOTES MUSLIM WOMEN’S SUPPRESSION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/hijab-day-promotes-muslim-womens-suppression.html
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE FACES OWNERSHIP CRISIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-tribune-face-ownership-crisis.html
— REPUBLICAN GRANT WEHRLI SHOCKS CONSERVATIVES BY SIGNING ONTO ILLINOIS LEFTISTS’ GREEN NEW DEAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/republican-state-rep-signs-onto-illinois-leftists-green-new-deal.html
— TARTER RESPONDS TO LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS’ ENDORSEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/tarter-responds-to-log-cabin-republican-endorsement.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Taylor Swift regrets not speaking out against Trump in 2016 – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/taylor-swift-regrets-not-speaking-out-against-trump-in-2016
— It’s the March for Life: Which peaceful protesters will the media slander today? – Timothy P. Carney 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/its-the-march-for-life-which-peaceful-protestors-will-the-media-slander-today

FOX NEWS
— Passenger at Chicago airport steals marijuana from ‘Cannabis Amnesty Box’ – Michael Bartiromo, Alexandra Deabler
https://www.foxnews.com/travel/passenger-at-chicago-airport-steals-marijuana-from-cannabis-amnesty-box

PJ MEDIA
— NBC News Goes Full Fascist: Voting for ‘Racist’ Trump Is ‘Not Only Immoral but Illegal’ – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/nbc-news-goes-full-fascist-voting-for-racist-trump-is-not-only-immoral-but-illegal/
— Trump Defends the Unborn at March for Life: Every Life ‘Is in the Image of Almighty God’ – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-defends-the-unborn-at-march-for-life-every-life-is-in-the-image-of-almighty-god/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden: DACA beneficiaries deserve citizenship because they’re ‘more American than most Americans’ – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally bring citizens of foreign countries illegally to America illegally.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/24/biden-daca-beneficiaries-deserve-citizenship-because-theyre-more-american-than-most-americans-878965
— Biden argues illegal immigrants convicted of DUI should not be arrested in pandering rant – Sierra Marlee (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/24/biden-argues-illegal-immigrants-convicted-of-dui-should-not-be-arrested-in-pandering-rant-878767

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Trump at 2020 March for Life: ‘Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in White House’ ‘Mothers are heroes,’ and pro-lifers ‘just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace,’ he said. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-march-for-life-2020

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Best Means for Stopping (ILLEGAL) Migrants Is Mexico’s Government Mexican leader cracks down on caravans from Guatemala, fueling criticism at home, praise in U.S. – MARCO UGARTE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
By José de Córdoba and Juan Montes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-best-means-for-stopping-migrants-is-mexicos-government-11579899262

FORBES
— SEC Unit Execs, Non-Execs Charge They Don’t Have Enough People To Do The Work – Ted Knutson
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedknutson/2020/01/24/sec-unit-execs-non-execs-charge-they-dont-have-enough-people-to-do-the-work/#44aa0a3c1994

REASON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more anti-E-Verify that you 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://reason.com/2020/01/24/e-verify-making-life-harder-for-workers-and-small-businesses-with-enthusiastic-maga-support/