December 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 13 shot, 2 in custody after memorial turns ‘chaotic’ in Englewood, Chicago police say – Will Jones and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/13-shot–2-in-custody-after-englewood-memorial-turns-chaotic-police/5776745/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Plans for Trump impeachment trial get foggy before holiday break – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/plans-for-trump-impeachment-trial-get-foggy-before-holiday-break
— At least 13 Republican governors plan to still accept refugees near year
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/at-least-13-republican-governors-plan-to-still-accept-refugees-near-year

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marijuana arrests in Chicago’s largest suburbs dropped sharply in the years leading up to legal weed – SARAH FREISHTAT, ERIN HEGARTY and SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-nvs-abn-marijuana-arrests-st-20191222-4o4byw7vp5glrogxlyp6aew3aq-story.html
— South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads his 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-pete-buttigieg-donors-presidential-campaign-2020-20191222-luk4m7oalnbyblu367g67k47wu-story.html
— Trump dubs Hawaii Sen. Hirono ‘not the smartest’ in speech – JORDAN FABIAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-trump-hirono-20191222-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191222/news/312229900/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Candidates and Incumbents Celebrated Christmas with Lake County Right to Life on December 6.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/22/lake-county-right-to-life-christmas-party/
— Unintrended Consequence of Getting Rid of McHenry County Superintendent of Regional Education
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/22/unintrended-consequence-of-getting-rid-of-mchenry-county-superintendent-of-regional-education/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Maripat Oliver -hypocrisy at the highest level – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/dupage-township-trustee-maripat-oliver-hypocrisy-at-the-highest-level/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘She knew it was wrong’: Trump offers ‘respect’ toward Tulsi Gabbard for not voting to impeach – Jon Brown
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/she-knew-it-was-wrong-trump-admits-great-respect-toward-tulsi-gabbard-for-not-voting-to-impeach

AMERICAN THINKER
— He’s My President, Not My Pastor – Timothy Philen
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/hes_my_president_not_my_pastor.html
— The voter purge myth – Michael Nadler
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_voter_purge_myth.html

BREITBART
— Ted Cruz Blasts Spending Bill: Funds Planned Parenthood, Gun Control – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/21/ted-cruz-blasts-spending-bill-funds-planned-parenthood-gun-control/

DAILY CALLER
— Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Says Asian, Indian And Middle-Eastern Billionaires Are ‘White’ – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/21/elizabeth-warren-asian-indian-middle-eastern-billionaires-white/

TOWNHALL
— Leave It to CNN to Flat Out Lie About the Booming Economy – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/22/cnn-flat-out-lies-when-they-say-the-trump-economy-is-not-substantially-different-than-before-n2558408

NEWSMAX
— National Review Editor Calls for Trump’s Removal – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/resistance-nevertrump-coup-senate/2019/12/22/id/946978/

THE HILL
— ‘SNL’ mocks Tulsi Gabbard after ‘present’ vote on impeachment: ‘Democrats, I’ll get you, my party, and your little mayor too’ – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/475640-snl-mocks-tulsi-gabbard-after-present-vote-democrats-ill-get

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Joe Biden is winning the electability primary – DOYLE MCMANUS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, 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, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-22/joe-biden-electability-democratic-nomination

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Generation Gap Over Church at Christmas Strains surface when millennial children who rarely attend religious services visit baby-boomer parents who do – Clare Ansberry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-generation-gap-over-church-at-christmas-11577016000

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Welcome to the Electability Primary – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, 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, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/welcome-to-the-electability-primary.html

ROLLING STONE
— The Traitors Among Us – RICK WILSON (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other Whites to curry favor with minorities? What do you say to men who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other men to curry favor with women? What do you say to older people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other older people to curry favor with younger people? What do you say to rich people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other rich people to curry favor with poor people? What do you say to those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who demonize, denigrate, and condemn others whose ancestors have been in America for a long time to curry favor with those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time?)
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/traitors-donald-trump-republican-party-922194/

FEDWEEK
— Survey Provides Demographic Snapshot of Federal Workforce (DIERSEN: Missing: political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, marital status, dependents, religion, national origin, first year ancestors came to America, net worth, etc.)
https://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/survey-provides-demographic-snapshot-of-federal-workforce/

GUARDIAN
— ‘Impeach me outside’: SNL portrays Donald Trump with hoop earrings calling the Democrats ‘losers’ and the debates a ‘freak show’ – before ‘Krampus’ Nancy Pelosi gifts him the articles of impeachment – ARIEL ZILBER
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7818595/Impeach-outside-SNL-portrays-Donald-Trump-hoop-earings-calling-Democrats-losers.html

December 4 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker says pot law will create black and latino millionaires as black aldermen push delay of sales over lack of diversity in industry But state officials say it will take more time for the social equity provisions in the law to go into effect. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/4/20996093/cannabis-marijuana-j-b-pritzker-black-caucus-sales-delay-pot
— Pot smokers could still get ticketed for toking in their own backyards despite new law, CPD says But Chicago cops are being encouraged to explain the new law to residents caught violating it rather than take punitive measures right way, officials say. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/4/20995476/pot-smoking-tickets-private-property-chicago-police

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–marijuana-vaping-arrests-20191203-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-recreational-marijuana-pritzker-20191205-iezqswliebhlxn4vp6552ng3e4-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-recreational-marijuana-delay-african-american-ownership-20191204-5mzkejknmjbmxbee6qnlp4sn6a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for problems that Black women have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-kamala-harris-black-woman-president-20191204-skyuncgwpzdrxc4x7x5u7ywhki-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Des Plaines to allow recreational pot sales, related businesses – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191204/des-plaines-to-allow-recreational-pot-sales-related-businesses

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Hoscheit drops re-election bid; Shepro to run in his district Shepro: ‘I felt honored that he asked me to run’ – BRENDA SCHORY
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/12/03/hoscheit-drops-re-election-bid-shepro-to-run-in-his-district/ajbwpd8/

SOUTHERN
— More urgency needed on ethics reforms, Illinois GOP lawmakers say – JERRY NOWICKI
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-urgency-needed-on-ethics-reforms-illinois-gop-lawmakers-say/article_1504c6dd-1903-5d7b-9f2a-6452a1cb075d.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois Republicans call for special December session to address corruption – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/illinois-republicans-call-for-special-december-session-to-address-corruption/article_52d26e82-2cc4-5064-8714-3e1a3255871e.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: James Marter First TV Commercial Airs and Fundraiser Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/il-14-james-marter-first-tv-commercial-airs-and-fundraiser-tomorrow-night/ 
— Pritzker Names Two Former Republican State Representatives to Ethics Panel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/pritzker-names-two-former-republican-state-representatives-to-ethics-panel/ 
— UPDATE: Northwest Herald Polls on Word “Whore” and Links to Story on Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Suit Against McHenry County Blog
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/northwest-herald-polls-on-word-whore/ 
— Commenter Tells Some of What Happened in the Courtroom in Mary McClellan Suit Against McHenry County Blog
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/commenter-tells-some-of-what-happened-in-the-courtroom-in-mary-mcclellan-proceedings-against-mchenry-county-blog/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Most Recent Bankruptcy Petition
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/judicial-candidate-mary-mcclellan-most-recent-bankruptcy-petition/ 
— Precinct Committeepersons Filings for McHenry County Final
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy/ 
— Virginia Firm Makes Only Cost-Benefit Proposal for Consolidating McHenry Township with County Government
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/virginia-firm-makes-only-cost-benefit-proposal-for-consolidating-mchenry-township-with-county-government/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan Files Emergency Motion Against McHenry County Blog Last Week, Seeks $1,800
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/03/mary-mcclellan-files-emergency-motion-against-mchenry-county-blog-last-week-seeks-1800/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. SKILLICORN WARNS ABOUT PARKING TAX HIKE IN NEW YEAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/rep-allen-skillicorn-parking-space-tax-more-costly-and-intrusive-than-most-realize.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Plummer says he was offered ethics commission slot in exchange for his silence
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/04/plummer-says-he-was-offered-ethics-commission-slot-in-exchange-for-his-silence/
— Unfunded pension liabilities grew a half billion dollars more than expected
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/04/unfunded-pension-liabililties-grew-a-half-billion-dollars-more-than-expected/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Video shows climbers surmounting border wall Trump claimed ‘impossible to climb’ – Ellie Bufkin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/video-shows-climbers-surmounting-border-wall-trump-claimed-impossible-to-climb

AMERICAN THINKER
— Global warming, global cooling, climate change, climate emergency, climate catastrophe, climate collapse, or existential threat? – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/global_warming_global_cooling_climate_change_climate_emergency_climate_catastrophe_climate_collapse_or_existential_threat.html

BREITBART
— Americans Billed $60B a Year to Educate Illegal Aliens, Anchor Babies – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/byrne-americans-billed-60b-a-year-to-educate-illegal-aliens-anchor-babies/

GOPUSA
— Conservative Family Research Council fundraises against Chick-fil-A on ‘Giving Tuesday’
http://www.gopusa.com/conservative-family-research-council-fundraises-against-chick-fil-a-on-giving-tuesday/

DAILY WIRE
— Piers Morgan Blasts European Leaders Mocking Trump – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/piers-morgan-blasts-european-leaders-mocking-trump-sniggering-and-bing-like-spiteful-little-mean-girls
— Buttigieg: Anyone Who Supported Trump Is Soft On Racism – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/buttigieg-anyone-who-supported-trump-is-soft-on-racism

DAILY CALLER
— ICE Spokesman Says Criminal Illegal Aliens Are Attracted To Sanctuary Cities – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/04/ice-santuary-cities-illegal-aliens/

ROLL CALL
— House Democrats to move on temporary ‘SALT’ cap increase – Doug Sword (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.) 
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-democrats-move-temporary-salt-cap-increase

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats value diversity, but the presidential field is increasingly white – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-03/democrats-value-diversity-but-the-presidential-field-is-increasingly-white

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Food Stamps in Good Times The jobless rate is 3.6%. When better to renew work requirements? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/food-stamps-in-good-times-11575505774

FORTUNE
— Kamala Harris’s Exit Leaves a Historically Diverse Field Pretty Pale and Male – Kristen Bellstrom and Emma Hinchliffe (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, 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, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fortune.com/2019/12/04/kamala-harris-out-2020-candidates/

MARKET WATCH
— Do Walmart, Amazon, McDonald’s and IBM match employees’ donations to charity? The answers may surprise you – Leslie Albrecht (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Federal employees are encouraged to use the Combined Federal Campaign ( https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/ ) to make donations. Federal employees should assume that all their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates will know which organizations they donated to and how much. If you donate any money to organizations that promote conservative causes, you are in big trouble.) 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/do-walmart-amazon-mcdonalds-and-ibm-match-employees-donations-to-charity-the-answers-may-surprise-you-2019-12-04

November 19 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Approves 8 More Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries The approvals brings the total number of dispensaries permitted to sell recreational marijuana to 22
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-approves-8-more-recreational-cannabis-dispensaries-565177672.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The way Ald. Ariel Reboyras chose a new state rep really smells Former state Rep. Luis Arroyo has failed those who voted for him. Unfortunately, Reboyras fails to see it. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/19/20972995/alderman-ariel-reboyras-luis-arroyo-federal-bribery-criminal-charges-house-rep-replacement-editorial
— Once ‘out of the question,’ same-sex marriages now poised to hit 15,000-mark in Cook County “Vernita used to say when she was coming up the words ‘gay’ and marriage’ were never used in the same sentence,” Pat Ewert said. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/19/20973024/same-sex-marriages-cook-county-15000-equality-quinn-yarbrough

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Eight more marijuana dispensaries approved to sell recreational weed, including stores in Chicago, Evanston and North Aurora – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-marijuana-dispensaries-20191119-3k46luqxlbgpdaaurvmrc5h3qm-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Gurnee says no on recreational marijuana dispensaries and puts moratorium on new vape shops – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-gurnee-cannabis-opt-out-st-1120-20191119-a7kc7wppnzhkblqwinzn2rs5au-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Building a 5-mile segment of a DuPage trail could cost as much as $32 million – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191119/building-a-5-mile-segment-of-a-dupage-trail-could-cost-as-much-as-32-million

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sangamon County GOP backs Tarter for Senate – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191119/sangamon-county-gop-backs-tarter-for-senate

OAK PARK
— Legalized Pot: a ‘scary bag’ for U.S. health care – Albert Mensah, MD
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-19-2019/Legalized-Pot:-a-%27scary-bag%27-for-U.S.-health-care/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: In Washington Today, Jeanne Ives and Sue Rezin Social Media Posts from Washington with Republican Notables
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/19/il-06-il-14-in-washington-today-jeanne-ives-and-sue-rezin/
— Derek Lee, Bob Miller’s Son-in-Law, Ordered Re-Hired by Algonquin Township Road District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/19/derek-lee-bob-miller-s-son-in-law-ordered-re-hired-by-algonquin-township-road-district/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘Triggered’ makes a strong case for his father’s patriotism – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/19/how-donald-trump-jrs-triggered-makes-a-strong-case/
— Defending illegal aliens that commit crimes The California governor is under fire from law enforcement for skipping slain deputy’s funeral – Paul Davis
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/19/defending-illegal-aliens-that-commit-crimes/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GLAAD wants Chick-fil-A to change more company policies – John Gage 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/glaad-wants-chick-fil-a-to-change-more-company-policies
— Michael Bloomberg seen as least electable, Joe Biden most, 1% vs. 51% – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/michael-bloomberg-seen-as-least-electable-joe-biden-most

BLAZE
— Chick-fil-A says it has not caved to LGBTQ activists It’s all coming undone – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chick-fil-a-says-it-has-not-caved-to-lgbtq-activists-glaad-says-it-wants-the-company-to-go-even-further

DAILY CALLER
— ‘It’s a Civil Offense’: Democratic Congressman Falsely Claims Illegal Immigration Is Not A Crime – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/19/green-claims-illegal-immigration-not-a-crime/

NEWSMAX
— Poll: Most Dem Voters Focused on Electability – Theodore Bunker 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/democrats-2020-electability-gallup-poll/2019/11/19/id/942336/

NEW AMERICAN
— Study: Most Americans Want More Illegals Deported; Deporting All Would Save $622 BILLION – Selwyn Duke
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/34081-study-most-americans-want-more-illegals-deported-deporting-all-would-save-622-billion

PJ MEDIA
— The Morning Briefing: Chick-fil-A Caved to the Wokescolds…OR DID THEY? – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing/

ONE NEWS NOW
— After battling Left for years, Chick-fil-A takes it on chin for bowing to them
https://onenewsnow.com/business/2019/11/19/after-battling-left-for-years-chick-fil-a-takes-it-on-chin-for-bowing-to-them

THE HILL
— Illinois prosecutor who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett to run for reelection – MARTY JOHNSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/471098-ap-illinois-prosecutor-announces-bid-for-re-election
— Majority of Democrats emphasize electability in 2020 candidate: poll – RACHEL FRAZIN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/471041-majority-of-democrats-emphasize-electability-in-2020-candidate-poll

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: There is no “right way” to legalize pot.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/opinion/weed-legalization-biden.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s health under scrutiny again after unplanned visit to Walter Reed – Toluse Olorunnipa and Amy Gardner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-health-under-scrutiny-again-after-unplanned-visit-to-walter-reed/2019/11/18/f83c91a4-0a26-11ea-97ac-a7ccc8dd1ebc_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chick-fil-A Concedes Under political pressure, the chicken chain cuts off the Salvation Army. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chick-fil-a-concedes-11574208072

QUARTZ
— A new Stanford study shows young US 2020 voters are really bad at spotting fake news – Annabelle Timsit
https://qz.com/1750839/most-young-2020-us-election-voters-cant-spot-fake-news/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Americans Are Strongly Supportive of America and Its Past
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/november_2019/americans_are_strongly_supportive_of_america_and_its_past