October 15 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten builds up war chest of more than $1.4 million in advance of GOP challenge from Jeanne Ives – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-sean-casten-congressional-fundraising-20191015-xncrdflmlbgbld2fp4qg7jy6o4-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Federal Election Commission campaign reports showed Ives, who announced her candidacy in mid-July, raised $340,298 through September. After spending $117,500, she said she had about $222,796 on hand. Among Ives’ contributors was conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein, who gave her the maximum $5,600 for the primary and general election. Uihlein, the Lake Forest businessman who owns Uline packing materials company, was by far the biggest donor to Ives’ campaign in advance of her near upset of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in last year’s GOP primary, giving her $2.5 million of the $4.2 million she raised. Ives’ campaign also received donations from two conservative organizations, reporting $5,000 from the House Freedom Fund and $2,500 from the Susan B. Anthony candidate fund. . .In dropping out of the contest, Sanguinetti alluded to problems fundraising, which was backed up by her report with the FEC. She raised only $39,318 from July through September and had only $36,539 in cash on hand to start this month. Last week, Gordon “Jay” Kinzler, a transplant surgeon from Glen Ellyn who has unsuccessfully sought other offices previously, announced he also would run in the Republican primary for Casten’s seat.)
— With nearly $1.2 million in the bank, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood has a healthy fundraising lead over potential Republican challengers – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-congressional-fundraising-20191016-7l22xq5e6bcntnsfsdrqkrlbuu-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The top fundraiser among Republicans trying to win the right to challenge Underwood in November 2020 was state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove. Oberweis, unsuccessful in previous bids for Congress and the U.S. Senate, raised $329,493 and reported $551,578 in cash on hand. Oberweis, a dairy magnate and financial investor, loaned his campaign $200,000 of the cash he raised from July through September. He now has made a total of $400,000 in loans to his congressional bid.)
— At Democratic debate in Ohio, candidates agree on something: impeaching President Donald Trump – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-democrats-debate-ohio-20191015-cc7jlwgqrja2vkgstmhmk4linm-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Lake Forest bans recreational marijuana sales in city limits – DANIEL I. DORFMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-forest/ct-lfr-lake-forest-marijuana-ban-tl-1017-20191013-2rgc4yuj3zdcrhikhqqtnmobue-story.html
— Former Winnetka-Northfield library employees launch online petition demanding ouster of director after 90 employees resigned or terminated over past six years – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO’s Chicago office for over 18 years 1980-1997, those who resigned or retired early were overwhelmingly Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/winnetka/ct-wtk-winnetka-northfield-library-petition-targets-director-tl-1017-20191015-v2gdfcqelrhs5nuhv4lgek5siu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lincolnwood gets its first CBD store; owners say they want to promote wellness – LISA CISNEROS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnwood/ct-lwr-cbd-store-tl-1017-20191015-wdxo2l7a75g2dge7572kad2hfe-story.html
— Primary challenger Marie Newman outraises Rep. Dan Lipinski by nearly 2 to 1 in last quarter – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dan-lipinski-marie-newman-congressional-fundraising-20191016-6piyvox73fdkhfq2qq6suedoka-story.html
— Democracy for CTU, but not for you: Chicago taxpayers should have a voice in costly union contracts – AUSTIN BERG AND ED BACHRACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-voters-union-city-contracts-20191016-20191015-adnsagwjsvafbk3ij7deyyi3cq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Billionaire Gov. Pritzker made $5.5 million in taxable income last year Even so, Pritzker — as an heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune — is No. 250 on this year’s Forbes 400 list with a net worth of $3.4 billion – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/15/20916175/jb-pritzker-tax-returns-2018-income-1040
— Hey, what’s wrong with a little political corruption if ‘nothing done was illegal’? Chicago is crooked. Illinois is crooked. Washington D.C. is full of crooks. As our founding fathers knew, everyone is always trying to help themselves, their family and friends. – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/10/15/20915489/phil-kadner-political-corruption-quid-pro-quo-donald-trump-joe-biden-ukraine-danny-solis-ed-burke

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: St. Charles aldermen back zoning for recreational marijuana sales – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/st-charles-aldermen-back-zoning-for-recreational-marijuana-sales
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot in Schaumburg.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/all-kinds-interested-in-lessons-of-the-pot-business-at-schaumburg-cannabis-summit
— Haymarket DuPage ‘will make Itasca … a better and safer place,’ says letter to Itasca residents – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs promote addiction to booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/haymarket-dupage-will-make-itasca–a-better-and-safer-place-says-letter-to-itasca-residents
— Experts say Illinois’ 2020 ballots will be safe but warn of ‘antiquated equipment,’ false information – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/experts-say-illinois-2020-ballots-will-be-safe-but-warn-of-antiquated-equipment-false-information
— A newspaper accused the president’s family of profiting from a foreign deal. The president sued. – Ronald G. Shafer
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/a-newspaper-accused-the-presidents-family-of-profiting-from-a-foreign-deal-the-president-sued
— Carol Stream’s first property tax in decades would raise $3.8M – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191015/carol-streams-first-property-tax-in-decades-would-raise-38m
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191014/chicago-lgbt-hall-of-fame-kicks-off-30th-year–calls-for-2019-nominees-announces-induction-ceremony

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois pot firm gets $29 million to expand cultivation The money from a Las Vegas firm will allow Revolution Global to expand its current 75,000-square-foot medical marijuana cultivation facility about 40 miles west of Bloomington. – SARAH ZIMMERMAN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-pot-firm-gets-29-million-expand-cultivation

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Could Chicagoans Soon See Pot Sold On Magnificent Mile?
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/will-chicagoans-see-pot-sold-on-magnificent-mile-563171342.html
— Pritzker’s Report $6 Million in Income, Release Partial Tax Returns
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/pritzkers-report-6-million-in-income-release-partial-tax-returns-563166741.html

WGN TV
— Judge in Chicago latest to block Trump green cards policy – AP
https://wgntv.com/2019/10/15/judge-in-chicago-latest-to-block-trump-green-cards-policy/

BEYOND THE BELTWAY
— SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th with Doug Ibendahl
http://beyondthebeltway.com/

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City of Peoria to allow the sales of recreational pot – Andy Kravetz
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191015/city-of-peoria-to-allow-sales-of-recreational-pot
— Illinois needs young adults to put down roots – BGA
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191015/bga-illinois-needs-young-adults-to-put-down-roots

WGLT
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: Seed Money: Delavan Cannabis Cultivation Facility Doubles Capacity With $28M Investment – TIM SHELLEY 
https://www.wglt.org/post/seed-money-delavan-cannabis-cultivation-facility-doubles-capacity-28m-investment#stream/0

MOKENA PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Mokena Prohibits Recreational Cannabis Sales The village board unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of recreational cannabis in the village of Mokena. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/mokena/mokena-prohibits-sale-recreational-cannabis

CENTER SQUARE
— Local officials still have questions about recreational cannabis with three months before new law takes effect – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/local-officials-still-have-questions-about-recreational-cannabis-with-three/article_b0c216ba-ef77-11e9-ab18-ffa2dafc0361.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Record 32 million Hispanics ready to vote, the largest minority in 2020 – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at Hispanics that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/record-32-million-hispanics-ready-to-vote-largest-minority-in-2020
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Army bases in states with recreational marijuana see major uptick in soldiers testing positive for THC – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/army-bases-in-states-with-recreational-marijuana-see-major-uptick-in-soldiers-testing-positive-for-thc

AMERICAN THINKER
— All the World’s a Stage for Left-wing Activism – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/all_the_worlds_a_stage_for_leftwing_activism.html

BREITBART
— Ann Coulter: Elizabeth Warren Will Ditch Economic Populism and ‘Be Pedal to the Metal on Transgenders’ if Elected – Hannah Bleau
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/15/ann-coulter-elizabeth-warren-will-ditch-economic-populism-and-be-pedal-to-the-metal-on-transgenders-if-elected/

CNS NEWS
— Warren: Transgenders, People with HIV Should Be Allowed to Serve in the Military – Melanie Arter 
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/warren-would-overturn-ban-transgenders-serving-military-day-one

DAILY CALLER
— Joe Walsh Raised Less Than $130,000 In Primary Effort Against Trump – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/15/joe-walsh-fec-campaign-funding/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Elton John Defends George W Bush, Ellen Degeneres’ Sitting Together At Cowboys Game – Madison Summers (DIERSEN: Bush rejects many planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://ijr.com/elton-john-calls-people-come-together-bush-degeneres/

ABC NEWS
— Trump critic George Conway, Kellyanne Conway’s husband, donates $5,600 to Trump GOP challenger Joe Walsh – SOO RIN KIM and KENDALL KARSON
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-critic-george-conway-kellyanne-conways-husband-donates/story?id=66298242

SACRAMENTO BEE
— Driving while stoned? Marijuana breathalyzers expected to hit the street in 2020 – JIM GUY
https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/california-weed/article234714067.html

October 14 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Trump Coming to Chicago For Fundraiser This Month An invite for the fundraiser, obtained by NBC 5 from a source, says the event will be hosted in party by National Finance Chairman Todd Ricketts, part-owner of the Chicago Cubs
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-Coming-to-Chicago-For-Fundraiser-This-Month-563083411.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Violent parody video of Trump shooting members of media, critics reportedly shown at his resort – Kelly Taylor Hayes
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/violent-parody-video-of-trump-shooting-members-of-media-critics-reportedly-shown-at-his-resort

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner out of state’s political scene, Illinois GOP turns to grassroots fundraising – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: What motivates you to donate money to Republican political organizations? For me, it is their demonstrating that they can and will help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-without-rauner-illinois-republicans-turn-to-grassroots-fundraising-20191014-uis6mwbrcvc3veh662sfqfofci-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In its last filing with the State Board of Elections, the state GOP reported having $88,412 in cash on hand as of June 30. Rauner’s last donation to the state party, totaling $100,000, came two days after Democrat J.B. Pritzker defeated him for governor, 55% to 39%. Pritzker’s victory has turned the tables on Republicans. The Democrat is the country’s wealthiest politician, worth $3.4 billion and ranking 250th on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans. President Donald Trump comes in at 275th on the list with a net worth of $3.1 billion. Pritzker gave his campaign $172 million and his campaign fund has given the state Democratic Party nearly $3.2 million, state campaign finance records show.)
— President Trump is coming to Chicago for a fundraiser with Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts. The event is tentatively scheduled for Trump Tower, a source said. – RICK PEARSON and LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-trip-chicago-fundraiser-20191014-64es6pfkpjga3mnj4kuaj3fpii-story.html
— Under Ellen DeGeneres’ formula for friendship, Donald Trump could become your bestie. No thanks. – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Why doesn’t Glanton give Bush more credit for the many actions that he took against the Republican Party platform?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-ellen-bush-donald-trump-forgiveness-20191014-uvyztkq7ondezcqavc2vnev54u-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers use Alex Perez push pot big time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-social-equity-st-1013-20191013-vrt32nq2bzbfhcxnhlmxgiyj5q-story.html
— We hate to be a drag, but how ready is Illinois for legal recreational marijuana on Jan. 1? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-ready-legal-marijuana-20191009-20191014-snsplne7s5gd3hdymiiwgewghu-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Indian Head Park votes to prohibit the sale of marijuana for recreational use – KIMBERLY FORNEK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/ct-dws-indian-head-park-marijuana-sales-tl-1017-20191014-wxygj2ozpfgadpulxrlkfmqzqy-story.html
— Appeals court affirms Aurora marijuana cultivation center’s license, reversing earlier ruling that sided with Lake County’s Medponics – SARAH FREISHTAT (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is, it brings down everything and everyone around it.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-dispensary-ruling-st-1015-20191014-ypqwhqd3ujht7owd3whqmxsy3a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Diversity in the newsroom is about more than having black and brown reporters I am sorry Jeffrey Dale had to quit his job to take a stand, but I applaud his commitment to our craft and his respect for communities of color. – Dorothy Tucker
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/14/20914139/newsroom-diversity-jeffrey-dale-nabj-patriot-ledger-quincy-massachusetts-dorothy-tucker-n-word

DAILY HERALD
— Petition packets for 2020 Kane County candidates available
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191014/petition-packets-for-2020-kane-county-candidates-available
— Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191014/news/310149924/

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Wall won’t solve America’s immigration woes.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191014/krishnamoorthi-wall-wont-solve-americas-immigration-woes

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City plans to loosen weed-free zone downtown Mayor Lori Lightfoot is planning to open up a slice of River North to retail marijuana shops under a draft zoning ordinance, relaxing an earlier proposal that would have banned cannabis sales from nearly all of downtown. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/city-plans-loosen-weed-free-zone-downtown
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: More than 700 institutions now serve marijuana-related businesses across the country. – MINHO KIM 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/cannabis-industry-underbanked-thats-finally-changing

WGLT
— Pot Talk: How Employers Are Preparing for Cannabis Legalization – TIM SHELLEY (DIERSEN: How stoned will employers allow their employees to be? I would not want to work for stoners, work with stoners, or supervise stoners.) 
https://www.wglt.org/post/pot-talk-how-employers-are-preparing-cannabis-legalization#stream/0

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats want to take away tax exempt status for churches that do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/warren-joins-buttigieg-in-nixing-threat-to-church-tax-status

CITIZEN KELLY
— COLUMBUS DAY FLASHBACK: CBS REPORTER THREATENS TO DECK CITIZEN KELLY
http://www.citizenkelly.com/columbus-day-flashback-cbs-reporter-threatens-to-deck-citizen-kelly/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interview on Dear America with Graham Allen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/14/il-14-catalina-lauf-interview-on-dear-america-with-graham-allen/ 
IL-06/IL-14: Beware of Analytics Saying SALT Deduction Caps of TCJA Causing Home Values to Drop, Part I
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/14/il-06-il-14-beware-of-analytics-saying-salt-deduction-caps-of-tcja-causing-home-values-to-drop-part-i/ 
— Is McSweeney Red-Light Camera Bill Involved with Federal Probe of Sponsor of Gas Tax Hike Sponsor?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/14/is-mcsweeney-red-light-camera-bill-involved-with-federal-probe-of-sponsor-of-gas-tax-hike-sponsor/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives’ prolific campaign fundraising may have prompted Sanguinetti’s abrupt departure from 6th District race – Glenn Minnis 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/514807623-ives-prolific-campaign-fundraising-may-have-prompted-sanguinetti-s-abrupt-departure-from-6th-district-race

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Cultural Diversity in Illinois: A spin through the last 40 years – Brendan Rigney, Wagner Acerbi, Horta Kerry Kasper (DIERSEN: Democrats are overjoyed about the demise of Whites.)
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/cultural-diversity-in-illinois-a-spin-through-the-last-40-years

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— YOU CAN BLAME GOVERNMENT FOR RISING TUITION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/you-can-blame-government-for-rising-tuition.html
— THORNER: HEARTLAND 35TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT FEATURING GLENN BECK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/thorner-heartland-35th-anniversary-benefit-featured-inspiring-speech-by-glenn-beck.html
— THE LIGHTS ARE OUT IN CALIFORNIA, AND THAT WAS THE PLAN ALL ALONG (DIERSEN: How soon before the lights will be out in Illinois?)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/the-lights-are-out-in-california-and-that-was-the-plan-all-along.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend (DIERSEN: Since 2004, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) have gone out each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too and b) have included links to almost 348,000 articles and information on many upcoming events. GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year, but I send the emails out free of charge and without any advertising. All I ask of those who read the emails is to keep [email protected] on their press advisory and press release lists.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/11/reader-comments-closed-for-the-holiday-weekend-53/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— CNN president carrying out ‘personal vendetta’ against Trump, employee says in undercover sting – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/14/cnns-zucker-accused-by-staffer-of-personal-vendett/

GOPUSA
— Civilian disarmament & tyranny — A historic tale of three cities
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77662

AMERICAN THINKER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law to put illegals on state boards – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/californias_gov_gavin_newsom_signs_law_to_put_illegals_on_state_boards.html

BREITBART
— Leading 2020 Dems Unified to Turn Red States Blue with More Immigration – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at immigrants that Democrats will use government a) to take more and more and more income, assets, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans and b) to give that income, assets, opportunities, etc. to immigrants.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/14/2020-democrats-unified-for-more-immigration/
— Trump Condemns Beto’s IRS Attack on Churches That Oppose Same-Sex Marriage – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/faith/trump-condemns-betos-irs-attack-on-churches-that-oppose-same-sex-marriage/
— Reuters: Immigration Enforcement Fattens Wages of American Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/10/14/reuters-immigration-enforcement-fattens-wages-of-american-workers/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— What Unites the Right? – JAY NORDLINGER (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, and in Wheaton who hint/imply/argue/shout that they are on the right, but who a) fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and/or other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform and b) work against those like me who support those planks?) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/what-unites-the-right/

POLITICAL BULL PEN
— The NEW Starbucks CEO Has Admitted She Doesn’t Like White People
https://politicalbullpen.com/t/the-new-starbucks-ceo-has-admitted-she-doesn-t-like-white-people/5293

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if you are Republican, White, and/or male, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that they want to get rid of you.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/10/14/here-are-indigenous-people-christopher-columbus-his-men-could-not-annihilate/
— Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply  Before many schools even look at an application, they comb through prospective students’ personal data, such as web-browsing habits and financial history – Douglas MacMillan and Nick Anderson (DIERSEN: What score would you have gotten? My score would have been low. While I took college preparatory classes, I just barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class and my ACT score was only 24. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. 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).
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/14/colleges-quietly-rank-prospective-students-based-their-personal-data/

BOSTON HERALD
— It’s all about electability – FRANK COHEN (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. How many of the aforesaid are you?) 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/10/14/its-all-about-electability/

COLUMBIA CHRONICLE
— City ordinance may switch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Isaiah Colbert
https://columbiachronicle.com/city-ordinance-may-switch-columbus-day-for-indigenous-peoples-day

URBANA CITIZEN
— Four compete for at-large council seat (DIERSEN: What if the Daily Herald had published such information for the recent Wheaton City Council vacancies?)
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/news/72680/four-compete-for-at-large-council-seat

NEWSWEEK
— PRO-TRUMP CLOTHING SPARKS MASSED BRAWL AT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME, HOSPITALIZING OFFICER – BRENDAN COLE (DIERSEN: How badly would Trump-haters try to beat you if you wore pro-Trump clothing?)
https://www.newsweek.com/maryland-school-football-brawl-trump-old-mill-north-county-1464977

NEW YORKER
— Public Servants Are Starting to Respond to Donald Trump’s False Attacks – David Rohde (DIERSEN: What percent of federal employees despise, if not hate, those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/public-servants-versus-donald-trump

FEDERAL TIMES
— OPM wants agencies to be more flexible when disciplining feds – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors punished me. They forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors punished me. They did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors punished me. They forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/hr/2019/10/14/opm-wants-agencies-to-be-more-flexible-when-disciplining-feds/

FED SMITH
— FROM THE ARTICLE: The message to agencies is clear. In effect, don’t take the easy way when imposing disciplinary or adverse action. Instead, “efficiently remove those who fail to perform or to uphold the public’s trust.”
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/10/14/opm-agencies-dont-be-wimps/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Sanders details plan to ‘end corporate greed’ – AP
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-news/2019/10/ap-interview-sanders-details-plan-to-end-corporate-greed/

October 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Orland Park Village Board votes unanimously to ban weed sales
https://abc7chicago.com/business/orland-park-village-board-votes-unanimously-to-ban-weed-sales/5613906/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois’ automatic voter registration delays worry experts – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-automatic-voter-registration-delays-worry-experts

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-trump-somalis-20191011-story.html
— Video gambling owner pitching racetrack casino is in business with family whose financial ties to mob figures sunk Rosemont casino – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-gold-rush-suspenzi-parkway-bank-racino-20191012-aahndaqodvcdrgnow4a5g25yoy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Orland Park Village Board votes unanimously to ban weed sales The vote was passed Monday, citing “the importance of sustaining Orland Park’s family values and public safety.” – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/12/20911330/orland-park-weed-sales-ban-pot-marijuana-cannabis

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Republican lawmaker David McSweeney files bill to reinstate death penalty – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20191012/republican-lawmaker-files-bill-to-reinstate-death-penalty

QUAD CITY TIMES
— ‘Stop the Madness’: Anti-impeachment protestors turn out in Quad-Cities – Tom Loewy
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/stop-the-madness-anti-impeachment-protestors-turn-out-in-quad/article_c0572d7d-f34b-52bf-8a3b-ee2d1d2bec4e.html

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Voters must ‘cut through the outrageous attacks’ and focus on policy positions, Rep. Morrison says – Glenn Minnis
https://northcooknews.com/stories/514795658-voters-must-cut-through-the-outrageous-attacks-and-focus-on-policy-positions-rep-morrison-says

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Sixth District candidate Kinzler condemns ‘dirty politics’ but concedes that GOP ‘infighting’ is alive and well – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/514795687-sixth-district-candidate-kinzler-condemns-dirty-politics-but-concedes-that-gop-infighting-is-alive-and-well

FOX NEWS
— Trump has improved lives of black Americans and deserves their support – Charlie Kirk 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/charlie-kirk-black-americans-great

AMERICAN THINKER
— Julian Castro late to the party, claiming he wants to help gays – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/julian_castro_late_to_the_party_claiming_he_wants_to_help_gays.html
— No fool like an old fool: Hanoi Jane Fonda makes another comeback – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/no_fool_like_an_old_fool_hanoi_jane_fonda_is_back.html
— Republican Versus Democratic Occupations – Noel S. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/republican_versus_democratic_occupations.html
— Shep Smith is out at Fox News: Conservatives agree that it’s about time – Peter Barry Chowka
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/shep_smith_is_out_at_fox_news_conservatives_agree_that_its_about_time.html

DAILY WIRE
— Surrendering To SPLC’s Lazy Media Lemmings – Michelle Malkin
https://www.dailywire.com/news/malkin-surrendering-to-splcs-lazy-media-lemmings

TOWNHALL
— The Left Has Gone Mad – Jeff Crouere
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffcrouere/2019/10/12/the-left-has-gone-mad-n2554619

ONE NEWS NOW
— The Values Voter Summit continues to preserve faith, family, and freedom in 2019 – J.M. Phelps
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/10/12/the-values-voter-summit-continues-to-preserve-faith-family-and-freedom-in-2019

October 11 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Activist Judicial Rulings Block the Administration From Enforcing Our Nation’s Immigration Laws
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/activist-judicial-rulings-block-administration-enforcing-nations-immigration-laws/

ABC7
— Notre Dame, University of Michigan to host 2020 presidential debates – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/notre-dame-to-host-1st-debate-in-2020-presidential-race/5611551/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Evelyn Sanguinetti drops congressional bid, setting up potential Sean Casten vs. Jeanne Ives matchup in suburban congressional district – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-evelyn-sanguinetti-sean-casten-20191011-icwlymxvt5gijb6s5ehynvuh7u-story.html
— Crete Democrat Laurie Summers steps down from Will County Board ahead of possible run for coroner – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-laurie-summers-steps-down-st-1013-20191011-23okk7loarhahp5qlgjgmgiasq-story.html
— Legislators send letter to county in support of DuPage probation workers’ demand for pay hike in new contract – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-legislators-back-dupage-probation-pay-hike-st-1013-20191011-6aztgsvyefa7lkrmwum5h5ll6u-story.html
— President Trump may be a Chicago critic, but he’s coming here for a fundraiser Oct. 28 – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-sandoval-search-warrant-lightfoot-cops-streets-spin-20191011-ratvt4kdnbdbtelx54264fyumi-story.html
— ‘We wanted to create a safe space’: Lake Villa addiction-recovery center opens program for LGBTQ community – FRANK S. ABDERHOLDEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lgbtq-only-addiction-treatment-st-1012-20191011-32vd6d3pfzbgpdyspmxh6fvqdi-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago smells like weed. And it’s not even legal yet. – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-illinois-weed-smelly-20191011-xkezbcwfnjcn3nmz37apmxxzeq-story.html
— Notre Dame and University of Michigan among sites of 2020 presidential general election debates – ELAINE CHEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-presidential-debates-2020-general-election-notre-dame-20191011-wghcxcxhpnaodpeaf27kw2us3y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sanguinetti drops GOP congressional bid: Likely Ives versus Casten super battle in Illinois’ 6th District Former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti alluded to the tough, scorched-earth campaign the GOP primary was shaping up to be: “Although I firmly believe that I can and will win the nomination, if I stayed in the race, the question in my mind is at what cost.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/11/20910284/sanguinetti-congress-sean-casten-election-6th-district-ives
— It’s your job, Illinois, to save the internet Springfield can’t ignore the peril any longer. Legislators had better get to work. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/11/20903264/internet-net-neutrality-illinois-legislature-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Sanguinetti drops out of congressional race for Casten’s seat – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191011/sanguinetti-drops-out-of-congressional-race-for-castens-seat
— Barrington advisory panel against recreational marijuana sales
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191011/barrington-advisory-panel-against-recreational-marijuana-sales-
— Tollway official exits abruptly after name surfaces in search warrant His name has surfaced in FBI investigation involving Democratic senator – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191011/tollway-official-exits-abruptly-after-name-surfaces-in-search-warrant
— McSweeney wants to bring back the death penalty – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191011/mcsweeney-wants-to-bring-back-the-death-penalty

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sanguinetti drops out of GOP race in 6th Congressional District After very weak fundraising, the decision by Rauner’s former running mate clears the field for what could be a wild race next year between Jeanne Ives and Democratic incumbent Sean Casten. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/sanguinetti-drops-out-gop-race-6th-congressional-district
— How long can Illinois let these universities shrink? More than half of Illinois’ state schools are on the ropes enrollment-wise. Meanwhile, the cost of operating them is going up. – Lynne Marek
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/how-long-can-illinois-let-these-universities-shrink

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Sanguinetti abandons Congressional bid in 6th District – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/10/11/sanguinetti-abandons-congressional-bid-in-6th-district/au5l4b8/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Evelyn Sanguinetti drops congressional bid – RICK PEARSON
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/evelyn-sanguinetti-drops-congressional-bid/article_1e0a8cee-37b0-5cd8-97c0-d23e3e369a46.html

WGN TV
— 2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs destroy you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://wgntv.com/2019/10/11/2020-democratic-candidates-pledge-support-to-lgbtq-community/

WQAD
— Princeton plans on placing any cannabis business as far from downtown as possible – MARISSA SULEK
https://wqad.com/2019/10/11/princeton-plans-on-placing-any-cannabis-business-as-far-from-downtown-as-possible/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Receiving Fundraising Help of Two from Florida Congressional Delegation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/il-14-jim-oberweis-receiving-fundraising-help-of-two-from-florida-congressional-delegation/ 
— IL-06: *UPDATE x2* Jeanne Ives Response to Impeachment Inquiry, Radio America and Crain’s Interviews 10/8/19
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/il-06-jeanne-ives-response-to-impeachment-inquiry-launch-still-relevant-today/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases New Video for Digital Ad Buy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-new-video-for-digital-ad-buy/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Videos
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/il-14-james-marter-videos/ 
— Deadline for Illinois Integrity Fund to Appeal Appellate Court Decision to Supreme Court Is Early November
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/deadline-for-illinois-integrity-fund-to-appeal-appellate-court-decision-to-supreme-court-is-early-november/ 
— Mainly about Politics at the McHenry County Fair – Part 1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/mainly-about-politics-at-the-mchenry-county-fair-part-1/ 
— Mainly about Politics at the McHenry County Fair – Part 2
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/10/mainly-about-politics-at-the-mchenry-county-fair-part-2/ 
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Comes Out in Support of Increasing State and Local Taxes (SALT) Deduction Limits
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/10/il-06-jeanne-ives-comes-out-in-support-of-increasing-state-and-local-taxes-salt-deduction-limits/ 
— IL-06: Dr. Jay Kinzler Candidacy Announcement Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/il-06-dr-jay-kinzler-candidacy-announcement-video/ 
— State and Local Candidates at the Pro-Life Political Fund Raiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/state-and-local-candidates-at-the-pro-life-political-fund-raiser/ 
— McHenry County Cat Tax Resurfaces, This Time Jack Franks Must Take “Credit” If He Allows a Floor Vote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/mchenry-county-cat-tax-resurfaces-this-time-jack-franks-must-take-credit/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Congressional challenger Ives questions Rep. Casten’s town hall meeting policies – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/514176915-congressional-challenger-ives-questions-rep-casten-s-town-hall-meeting-policies

ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
— CTU Strike Reinforces Need For School Choice
https://illinoisopportunity.org/ctu-strike-reinforces-need-for-school-choice/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ARCHITECT OF ILLINOIS GAS TAX HIKE RESIGNS COMMITTEE CHAIRMANSHIP AMID FEDERAL PROBE – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/architect-of-illinois-gas-tax-hike-resigns-committee-chairmanship-amid-federal-probe/

CAPITOL FAX
— Sanguinetti bows out of congressional race From Evelyn Sanguinetti via a campaign spokesperson… It is with deep regret that I must announce that I have officially decided to end my campaign for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress for the 6th Congressional District of Illinois. I want to thank everyone that supported me through volunteering, financial contributions, and words of encouragement and support. I am sorry if this announcement lets you down. Although I firmly believe that I can and will win the nomination if I stayed in the race, the question in my mind is at what cost. There has been enough destruction in the Republican Party from past election cycles, and I choose not to contribute further to it by engaging in a costly and negative campaign against my opponents. I wish the remaining candidates all the best, and I encourage all Republicans to unite behind the eventual nominee for the good of the Party and more importantly the Nation as we continue the fight to stop socialism and to protect the American Dream for future generations.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/11/sanguinetti-bows-out-of-congressional-race/
— Sandoval submitted chairmanship resignation letter *** Sandoval’s chairmanship appears to have been yanked
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/11/sandovals-chairmanship-appears-to-have-been-yanked/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media Outrage at Trump Evident in Coverage of Minneapolis Rally – Brian McNicoll
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-outrage-at-trump-evident-in-coverage-of-minneapolis-rally/

BREITBART
— Student Covers U. of Wisconsin College GOP Office with Accusations of Bigotry – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/10/11/student-covers-u-of-wisconsin-college-gop-office-with-accusations-of-racism/

DAILY WIRE
— Why Do Political Elites Care More About Turkey’s Border Than They Do About Our Own Border? – Josh Hammer
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hammer-why-do-political-elites-care-more-about-turkeys-border-than-they-do-about-our-own-border

DAILY SIGNAL
— Voters Will ‘Send Home’ Lawmakers Who Act to Impeach Trump, House Conservative Says – Rachel del Guidice 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/10/11/voters-will-send-home-lawmakers-who-act-to-impeach-trump-house-conservative-says/

EPOCH TIMES
— Anti-Trump Protesters in Minneapolis Burn American Flag, MAGA Hats – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/anti-trump-protesters-in-minneapolis-burn-american-flag-maga-hats_3113602.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Democrats’ Disastrous CNN LGBT Town Hall – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/the-democrats-disastrous-cnn-lgbt-town-hall/

NPR
— Advocates Try To Help Migrants Navigate Trump’s Public Charge Rule – PAM FESSLER
https://www.npr.org/2019/10/11/769109074/advocates-try-to-help-migrants-navigate-trumps-public-charge-rule

FORBES
— Railroaded? U.S. Appeals Court Sets High Bar in Age Discrimination Case – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, constructively, the court ruled that federal employers can take adverse actions against federal employees, including forcing them into early retirement, if those employees are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and they did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/10/11/railroaded-us-appeals-court-sets-high-bar-in-age-discrimination-case/

EDUCATION WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/10/11/10-tips-for-building-a-more-lgbtq-inclusive.html

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Capitalizing on Cannabis – CLARE FITZGERALD
https://www.icpas.org/information/copy-desk/insight/article/fall-2019/capitalizing-on-cannabis

October 10 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, would-be challenger Jeanne Ives release fundraising numbers for closely watched west suburban 6th District congressional race – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-casten-ives-sanguinetti-third-quarter-fundraising-20191010-jq43pkossfh3zcb4opfrxcbpyi-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Niles mayor breaks tie vote establishing districts for recreational marijuana businesses – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/niles/ct-nhs-marijuana-zoning-tl-1017-20191010-upivgxth2bgrdfe2vbcm3j2iaa-story.html
— U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, retiring dean of Illinois GOP delegation, says he no longer supports President Donald Trump because of Syria pullout – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-republican-john-shimkus-rejects-donald-trump-20191010-zmq5gijad5fcvilg4yhpsvq4qq-story.html
— Gurnee phone survey on recreational marijuana leans against local dispensary, but only 7% responded – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-gurnee-cannabis-survey-results-st-1011-20191010-ku37fmbntfhwvojqw3cv3ci32e-story.html
— Trump’s Syria announcement blindsided many GOP supporters – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–trump-syria-surprise-20191009-story.html
— 9 Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear at LGBTQ forum – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-lgbtq-20191010-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposes consolidation of suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-police-fire-pension-consolidation-20191010-64xwtvux25guvkecfcl3he5y3i-story.html
— Breaking with Senate President John Cullerton, some Democrats call for Sen. Martin Sandoval to step down as Transportation Committee chairman – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-martin-sandoval-transportation-committee-democrats-20191010-5bliw37izrcpzh2hytg3gf2aui-story.html
— That Madigan ward effort to take down Ald. Marty Quinn’s challenger David Krupa — it never added up – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-krupa-quinn-13th-ward-madigan-20191010-bhe3n4wggfavhknqy3ygldu3ea-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Republican Party among groups that got donations from indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani Federal campaign finance records show the Illinois Republican Party received $661.90 from Lev Parnas on Oct. 24, 2016 — the same amount he gave to several other state GOP organizations that day. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/10/20908620/illinois-republican-party-gop-contribution-lev-parnas-rudy-giuliani-ukraine
— A parents’ guide: What to know, do if your kid is vaping Even parents who know their kids are vaping can find it near impossible to figure out what their children are inhaling into their lungs. That can be true even if they find the device. – Jayne O’Donnell
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/10/20895845/kids-vaping-parents-guide-help-them-quit
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-haters, Jesus 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, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. According to Trump-haters, Jesus promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/10/10/20908102/trump-jesus-christians-evangelicals-religion-jim-wallis-steinberg
— Preckwinkle: No ‘magic wand’ to solve problem of disappearing health care money Preckwinkle laid the blame for the county’s health care problem on other hospitals, President Donald Trump and former Gov. Bruce Rauner, “bless his rotten heart.” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/10/20908756/preckwinkle-county-budget-health-care-uncompensated-marijuana-expungement
— State task force recommends consolidating hundreds of small pension funds The report recommends the state combine suburban and Downstate police and fire pension funds to try to increase efficiency and lower costs while also increasing pension benefits. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/10/10/20908261/pension-funds-state-task-force-recommends-consolidation
— Politicians condemn conditions at ICE detention center in Kankakee Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and some Chicago-area elected officials paid a surprise visit to the Jerome Combs Detention Center this week. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/10/20908026/ice-detention-center-kankakee-jesus-chuy-garcia-chicago-immigration-deportation
— President Donald Trump bashes Fox News over impeachment poll The president did not specify which poll numbers bothered him so much, but Fox News reported on Wednesday that a new survey shows that of registered voters, “a new high of 51 percent wants Trump impeached and removed from office.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/10/20908111/donald-trump-bashes-fox-news

DAILY HERALD
— Kinzler now third GOP candidate seeking Casten’s U.S. House seat – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191010/kinzler-now-third-gop-candidate-seeking-castens-us-house-seat
— Township road districts challenge new consolidation law – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191010/township-road-districts-challenge-new-consolidation-law
— Lake County Board formally bans harassment, bullying by its members – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191010/lake-county-board-formally-bans-harassment-bullying-by-its-members
— Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191010/news/310109991/
— OUTSTANDING: Lisle agrees to ban recreational marijuana sales – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191010/lisle-agrees-to-ban-recreational-marijuana-sales
— Expungements, tax appeals will cause hiring spree as overall Cook County jobs decline – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191010/expungements-tax-appeals-will-cause-hiring-spree-as-overall-cook-county-jobs-decline

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Cost to Cook County to clear pot records: $700,000 Additional attorneys and clerks will be hired to expunge hundreds of thousands of criminal cases. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: If you have a pot record, you disrespected the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/cost-cook-county-clear-pot-records-700000

FOX ILLINOIS
— 9 Democratic presidential hopefuls appear at LGBTQ forum – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/9-democratic-presidential-hopefuls-to-appear-at-lgbtq-forum

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Jeanne Ives Media Soundbites
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/514473338-icymi-jeanne-ives-media-soundbites

WHEATON PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Wheaton Says No To Recreational Marijuana Businesses The city council voted unanimously Monday to approve an ordinance banning cannabis businesses. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/wheaton-says-no-recreational-marijuana-businesses

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— How to run for Republican Precinct Committeeperson – DOUG IBENDAHL
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14851

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Kamala Harris promises White House office of LGBTQ issues – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/10/kamala-harris-promises-white-house-office-lgbtq-is/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Washington Post is head-over-heels in love with Elizabeth Warren – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-washington-post-is-head-over-heels-in-love-with-elizabeth-warren
— Democrats have abandoned bipartisan format of Clinton impeachment – Susan Ferrechio 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/democrats-have-abandoned-clinton-impeachments-bipartisan-format

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— If the Senate Removed Trump, It Would Be the End of the Republican Party
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/10/10/if-the-senate-removes-trump-it-will-be-the-end-of-the-republican-party/

AMERICAN THINKER
— If Anyone Should Be Impeached, It’s the Liberal Media – Trevor Thomas
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/if_anyone_should_be_impeached_its_the_liberal_media.html
— Dismaying Dumbed-down Discourse – Alicia Colon
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/dismaying_dumbeddown_discourse.html

NEWSMAX
— CIS: Healthcare for Illegals Would Cost $23B a Year – Theodore Bunker 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/illegals-medicare-for-all-democrats-entitlements/2019/10/10/id/936584/

GOPUSA
— Biden’s attempt to quash Trump ad fails as Facebook says it will run
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77444

ONE NEWS NOW
— Surrendering to SPLC’s lazy media lemmings – Michelle Malkin 
https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/michelle-malkin/2019/10/10/surrendering-to-splcs-lazy-media-lemmings

PJ MEDIA
— The Cost of Insuring Illegal Aliens: $10-20 Billion Per Year – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-cost-of-insuring-illegal-aliens-between-10-20-billion-a-year/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Fraying Families and the Roots of Identity Politics – RACHEL LU
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2019/10/28/fraying-families-and-the-roots-of-identity-politics/

THE HILL
— Trump’s actions to curb asylum abuse are bearing results – DAVID RAY
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/464969-trumps-actions-to-curb-asylum-abuse-are-bearing-results

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— How activists are made and why they go against the grain – JACQUELINE CUTLER (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government made me an activist against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-activists-book-20191010-p4ungatbxzebpkldxbv3lfwtca-story.html

SEATTLE TIMES
— Advocates see discrimination against older workers, the fastest-growing group in the labor force – STEPHEN SINGER
https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/careers/advocates-see-discrimination-against-older-workers-the-fastest-growing-group-in-the-labor-force/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Campaign Sees Impeachment Motivating Base Advisers hope investigation will fire up president’s core supporters, but some Republicans worry about alienating independents – Catherine Lucey and Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-campaign-sees-impeachment-motivating-base-11570707155
— Pot Legalization Makes Vaping Deadly Recent injuries and deaths demonstrate the need for Washington to take control over cannabis policy. – Scott Gottlieb
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pot-legalization-makes-vaping-deadly-11570746157

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrats who run the federal government discipline their employees who complain about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2019/10/agencies-get-even-more-performance-management-disciplinary-guidance-from-opm/

October 9 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds first meeting on recreational marijuana sales (DIERSEN: Where pot is sold, it brings down everything and everyone around it. The more pot that is sold in Chicago, the sooner that Chicago will file for bankruptcy.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/city-holds-first-meeting-on-recreational-marijuana-sales/5604472/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black market pot — not vaping — appears to be to blame for lung disease outbreak Even as evidence mounted that vaping-related lung diseases overwhelmingly involved cannabis, officials have warned of the hazards of vaping and e-cigarettes. – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/10/8/20905306/vaping-lung-disease-juul-njoy-jacob-sullum

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, the Democrats and RINOs get rid of you. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-supreme-court-gay-transgender-cases-20191009-xkfhktag4bdstoqcbzxdnzos2y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— College bribery scandal trials should be just the beginning – Andrew Trees
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191009/college-bribery-scandal-trials-should-be-just-the-beginning

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Non-residents would face $750 emergency service fee under proposal – Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191008/non-residents-would-face-750-emergency-service-fee-under-proposal

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Pritzker.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-governor-makes-good-impression/article_b7ee9c17-f7e2-57ea-9413-bd1248600c40.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: St. Charles moves closer to allowing retail sale of marijuana – ERIC SCHELKOPF
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/10/09/st-charles-moves-closer-to-allowing-retail-sale-of-marijuana/ab1hocb/

SOUTHERN
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Carbondale endorses cannabis sales in city limits – MOLLY PARKER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-and-regional/carbondale-endorses-cannabis-sales-in-city-limits-agrees-to-sales/article_d9cb104d-2de1-5bc5-9467-3615e1a4aae8.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump’s Minneapolis rally on despite $530,000 security costs dispute – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trumps-minneapolis-rally-on-despite-security-costs-dispute

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump: Immigrants must prove they won’t burden US healthcare system The Trump administration said legal immigrants must obtain healthcare before entering the United States – Alexandra Limon
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/trump-immigrants-must-prove-they-wont-burden-us-healthcare-system/
— OUTSTANDING: Trump gives Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese – Brie Jackson
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/trump-gives-medal-of-freedom-to-former-attorney-general-edwin-meese-2/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Peoria City Council one step closer to making a decision regarding recreational marijuana sales – Treasure Roberts, Brittni Clemons
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/peoria-city-council-discusses-recreational-marijuana-regulations/

WGEM
— Illinois State protests prompts meeting on campus atmosphere – AP
https://wgem.com/2019/10/08/illinois-state-protests-prompts-meeting-on-campus-atmosphere/

BREITBART
— Economists: America’s Elite Pay Lower Tax Rate Than All Other Americans – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/08/economists-americas-elite-pay-lower-tax-rate-than-all-other-americans/
— Trump Campaign Claims Victory in Battle with Leftist Mayor Over Minneapolis Rally Expenses – MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/08/trump-campaign-claims-victory-in-battle-with-leftist-mayor-over-minneapolis-rally-expenses/

DAILY CALLER
— Julian Castro Leads LGBT Migrants To US Border – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/08/julian-castro-led-lgbt-migrants-to-border/
— Trump Officials Say The Administration Is Prioritizing Religious Liberty. Here’s How – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/08/trump-administration-religious-liberty/
— Behind The Network Of Outside, Left-Wing Groups Pushing Racial Policies In Cities, Counties Across America – LUKE ROSIAK
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/08/liberal-network-racial-equity-policies/

PJ MEDIA
— Not Even Mar-a-Lago Is Safe: Trump Org Bows to Far-Left Demand to Cancel Conservative Event – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/not-even-mar-a-lago-is-safe-trump-org-bows-to-far-left-demand-to-cancel-conservative-event/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump’s Mar-a-Lago banned event because CAIR, SPLC, leftist media called it ‘extreme’ – Michelle Malkin
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/10/09/michelle-malkin-trumps-mar-a-lago-banned-event-because-cair-splc-leftist-media-called-it-extreme-836643

COLLEGE FIX
— ‘Feminism is the most self-defeating movement of our time,’ says cultural critic – JENNIFER KABBANY
https://www.thecollegefix.com/feminism-is-the-most-self-defeating-movement-of-our-time-says-cultural-critic/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test – Cecilia Kang
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/technology/facebook-trump-biden-ad.html
— Beware of Automated Hiring It won’t end employment discrimination. In fact, it could make it worse. – Ifeoma Ajunwa (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/opinion/ai-hiring-discrimination.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, C.D.C. Says Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States jumped last year, and an alarming number of newborn deaths were linked to congenital syphilis. – Liam Stack
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/science/cdc-std-study.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/these-gop-challengers-are-fighting-to-disrupt-trumps-reelection-campaign/2019/10/08/6b994a19-71b5-4884-af96-4d26069b31ba_video.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A White-hater promotes hatred against Whites. White-haters also hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/10/09/impeachment-is-latest-chapter-battle-between-democracy-vs-white-supremacy/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-09/trump-immigration-violence-latinos

DALLAS NEWS
— Is the GOP trying to hide the fact that Trump has primary challengers? 37 states tightened their rules to keep anti-Trump delegates out of next summer’s GOP convention – Carl P. Leubsdorf
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/10/09/is-the-gop-trying-to-hide-the-fact-that-trump-has-primary-challengers/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Turkey Has Legitimate Grievances Against the U.S. Trump is right to pull back from supporting PKK-affiliated Kurds in northern Syria. – Michael Doran and Michael A. Reynolds (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all my critics/opponents have legitimate grievances against me and against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-has-legitimate-grievances-against-the-u-s-11570576128
— Harvard’s Asian Quotas Repeat an Ugly History Jews, long disfavored by elite universities, might find Judge Burroughs’s reasoning familiar. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvards-asian-quotas-repeat-an-ugly-history-11570575962

USA TODAY
— 4 reasons the corporate pension is on its deathbed – Nathan Bomey (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, those who are in line to get a pension and those who are getting a pension are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/07/ge-pension-freeze-reasons-defined-benefit-plans-are-dead/3898630002/

CPA PRACTICE ADVISOR
— Illinois CPA Society Seeks College Student Applicants for Diversity Program (DIERSEN: What if such programs were for those whose parents did not have a college degree? 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.)
https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/accounting-audit/news/21109457/illinois-cpa-society-seeks-college-student-applicants-for-diversity-program

October 8 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican Adam Kinzinger joins GOP critics of Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-criticizes-trump-turkey-syria-20191008-gbb4gohm3fbp7briau3fabwpni-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Elmhurst Council votes to ban recreational marijuana sales – GRAYDON MEGAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/ct-dob-elmhurst-recreational-marijuana-tl-1010-20191008-wv3hro4trfeithzdc72qgvv3d4-story.html
— GOP lined up against Trump’s Republican challengers – CARL P. LEUBSDORF
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-leubsdorf-column-20191008-story.html
— President Trump declares it in writing: He won’t cooperate in ‘illegitimate’ impeachment probe – ZEKE MILLER AND JILL COLVIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-impeachment-probe-20191008-qw6k7aghk5frpedxhq6hwg6cjy-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Park Ridge officially bans recreational marijuana businesses – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-recreational-marijuana-tl-1010-20191008-yrec6w2gt5b7dfdvahsoshcttm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ellen DeGeneres says backlash for sitting with George W. Bush is out of bounds “I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK,” DeGeneres said. – Miriam Di Nunzio 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment-and-culture/2019/10/8/20904564/ellen-degeneres-backlash-sitting-with-george-w-bush

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Board delays discussion about recorder’s office after mix-up – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191008/dupage-county-board-delays-discussion-about-recorders-office-after-mix-up
— New election equipment will be bought for DuPage County – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191008/new-election-equipment-will-be-bought-for-dupage-county-
— Marijuana sales, video gambling will be on ballot in Rosemont – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191008/marijuana-sales-video-gambling-will-be-on-ballot-in-rosemont

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ives advances her Casten challenge, but stumbles over Trump criticism The former GOP candidate for governor starts to gain momentum in the west suburban congressional district, but hedges when it comes to her party leader’s recent feuds and the Turkey situation. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/ives-advances-her-casten-challenge-stumbles-over-trump-criticism

MADISON RECORD
— Robert Winchester loses challenge to GOP committeeman election after alleged ‘systematic machinations’ – John Breslin
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/514136065-gop-operative-loses-challenge-to-committeeman-election-after-alleged-systematic-machinations

WGLT
— Ray LaHood: Division Will Be Biggest End Result of House Impeachment – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/ray-lahood-division-will-be-biggest-end-result-house-impeachment#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— 12 Illinois Billionaires Among Forbes 400 Richest In America The number of Illinois billionaires dropped by one since last year. The list includes Gov. J.B. Pritzker. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/12-illinois-billionaires-among-forbes-400-richest-america

WHEATON PATCH
— Top 10 Subdivisions in Wheaton, IL – October 2019 The Wheaton subdivision with the highest average sale price between October 2018 and October 2019 was Hunters Glen. – Marco Amidei/
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/top-10-subdivisions-wheaton-il-october-2019

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Kinzinger on Trump’s Syria withdrawal: ‘We certainly have not won the war against ISIS’ – Victor Garcia 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/adam-kinzinger-trump-syria-war-isis

TOWNHALL
— Poll: 68 Percent Of Mississippians Want Business Owners Who Employed Illegal Aliens Prosecuted – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/10/08/60-percent-of-mississippians-want-feds-to-prosecute-chicken-plant-owners-who-employed-illegal-aliens-n2554274

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We’re Not Exporting Our Values to China — We’re Importing Theirs – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/were-not-exporting-our-values-to-china-were-importing-theirs/

NOQ REPORT
— Socialists control the airwaves and school books, and it’s starting to show – JD Rucker
https://noqreport.com/2019/10/08/socialists-control-airwaves-school-books-starting-show/

POLITICO
— Manhattan Council looks to target age discrimination, citing workers as young as 40 – SALLY GOLDENBERG 
https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2019/10/07/council-takes-up-age-discrimination-1221206

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Alleging Effort to Undo Trump’s Election – Nicholas Fandos, Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/politics/sondland-trump-ukraine-impeach.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s 2016 campaign was run on a shoestring. His reelection machine is huge — and armed with consultants. Since 2017, nearly $92 million has flowed to dozens of firms providing political consulting services to Trump’s 2020 reelection machine. – Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/08/trumps-campaign-was-run-shoestring-his-reelection-machine-is-huge-armed-with-consultants/
— Nearly 1 million migrants arrested along Mexico border in fiscal year 2019, most since 2007 – Nick Miroff
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/nearly-1-million-migrants-arrested-along-mexico-border-in-fiscal-2019-most-since-2007/2019/10/08/749413e4-e9d4-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html

FED SMITH
— Executive Orders and Their Impact on Federal Workers – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, job assignments, performance appraisal, pay-for-performance, budget cuts, etc. to not hire and to get rid of Republicans, and especially to not hire and to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/10/08/executive-orders-impact-federal-workers/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Making It Easier to Fire Federal Workers The new orders will impact how long federal workers have to improve their performance after receiving a bad review. The time to improve will be reduced from 120 days to 30 days. Agencies will be encouraged to remove (fire) poor performers rather than suspending them.)

October 8 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: OUTSTANDING: Wheaton votes to prohibit recreational marijuana sales – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191008/wheaton-votes-to-prohibit-recreational-marijuana-sales
— $1 million fed grant to help DuPage study, fight opioid addiction – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191007/1-million-fed-grant-to-help-dupage-study-fight-opioid-addiction

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville woman becomes second Dem to announce primary bid for DuPage County Board District 5 seat – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-amy-chavez-county-board-district-5-st-1009-20191007-oublsyyqyzfhva7ncopwppnwtu-story.html
— Local abortion foes tackle IVF, frozen embryos: ‘Still alive, no matter how small’ – Angie Leventis Lourgos
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-abortion-ivf-frozen-embryos-naperville-20191008-sw2dpa4cozey7fquf6fq4nxx3i-story.html
— $500 a month for free: Data shows how people in California city’s experiment are spending the money – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-universal-basic-income-experiment-california-20191003-35e5cusifjhwdl64wwcznnay24-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate Whites hate Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-trumps-america-shines-bright-for-europes-radical-new-right-121243-20191007-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— White House stonewalling won’t derail Trump impeachment inquiry: Krishnamoorthi, Quigley U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi on Monday announced a legislative push to cap the level of nicotine in e-cigarette products to no more than 20 milligrams per millilite – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/10/7/20903704/white-house-stonewalling-trump-impeachment-inquiry-raja-krishnamoorthi-quigley-vaping

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Republicans react to President Trump impeachment inquiry Jeanne Ives, former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, joins Good Day Chicago to talk about the general GOP reaction to Trump’s impeachment inquiry.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/612470

WLS AM
— Trump lays into Democrats as impeachment net tightens
http://www.wlsam.com/news/trump-lays-into-democrats-as-impeachment-net-tightens/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Speakers at public hearing come out against marijuana City Council to vote at later date – KEVIN SOLARI
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/10/08/speakers-at-public-hearing-come-out-against-marijuana/aviso1k/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lou Lang: All in on gambling – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-all-in-on-gambling/article_5db60724-f666-588a-b221-2d4a79d741a2.html

MCHENRY TIMES
— Rep. Skillicorn to host property tax seminar – Glenn Minnis 
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/514171908-rep-skillicorn-to-host-property-tax-seminar

NPR ILLINOIS
— The Case Against Impeaching President Trump
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/case-against-impeaching-president-trump#stream/0

MDJ ONLINE
— Poll finds six in 10 Illinoisans considered leaving state – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois do everything that they can to drive those out of Illinois who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/poll-finds-six-in-illinoisans-considered-leaving-state/article_0a1713df-b4aa-5047-9d71-ab3239198496.html

WSPY NEWS
— Public Split on City of Sandwich Allowing Cannabis Sales; Large Crowd Attends City Council Meeting – James Wyman 
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/public-split-on-city-of-sandwich-allowing-cannabis-sales-large/article_33f49cce-e974-11e9-87ce-97a081a3543f.html

WREX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The dog industry promotes dog ownership.
https://wrex.com/category/2019/10/08/study-owning-a-dog-helps-you-live-longer/

PLAINFIELD PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Plainfield Bans Local Marijuana Sales Village Trustees voted Monday to ban recreational marijuana facilities from opening in Plainfield. – Joe Ward
https://patch.com/illinois/plainfield/plainfield-bans-local-marijuana-sales

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Merchandising
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/il-14-lauren-underwood-merchandising/ 
— Algonquin Township Considering Spending Money on a Newsletter Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/algonquin-township-considering-spending-money-on-a-newsletter-again/ 
— Townships in DuPage County Buy Full-Page Ad in Daily Herald
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/townships-in-dupage-county-buy-full-page-ad-in-daily-herald/

CAPITOL FAX
— Um, make that Wednesday A friend I haven’t seen in ages is visiting for a couple days, so I’ll be back to the bloggy grindstone tomorrow. – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have gone out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/08/um-make-that-wednesday/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Elizabeth Warren wants you to believe she was the victim of sexist discrimination – Kaylee McGhee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/elizabeth-warren-wants-you-to-believe-she-was-the-victim-of-sexist-discrimination

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— 1971 County Records Contradict Warren’s Claim She Was Fired Over Pregnancy – Collin Anderson
https://freebeacon.com/politics/county-records-contradict-warrens-claim-she-was-fired-over-pregnancy/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Minneapolis mayor attempts to toy with Trump, gets fingers burned – J.R. Dunn
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/minneapolis_mayor_attempts_to_toy_with_trump_gets_fingers_burned.html
— When will the timid GOP wussy boys step up to the plate? – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/when_will_the_timid_gop_wussy_boys_step_up_to_the_plate_.html

DAILY WIRE
— CNN Offers Place Where Millennials Can Complain How Hard Their Lives Are – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/cnn-offers-place-where-millennials-can-complain-how-hard-their-lives-are

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Democrats: Ben Carson is ‘transphobic’ for trying to keep men out of women’s shelters – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dems-ben-carson-is-transphobic-for-trying-to-keep-men-out-of-womens-shelters

WASHINGTON POST
— Sanders allies urge him to slow down and show a personal side in the aftermath of his heart attack – Sean Sullivan and Chelsea Janes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bernie-sanders-resting-at-home-announces-plan-to-curtail-money-in-politics/2019/10/06/0a01efb2-e874-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html
— Average American commute time reached a new record last year. – Christopher Ingraham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/07/nine-days-road-average-commute-time-reached-new-record-last-year/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Sanders’s Heart Attack Brings Age to 2020 Forefront Democratic voters show renewed concern about primary field led by septuagenarians – Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sanderss-heart-attack-brings-age-to-2020-forefront-11570451845
— Today’s Politics May Be Bad for Your Health Citizens in a new study blame U.S. politics for stress, depression, lost sleep and other physical and mental problems – Sumathi Reddy
https://www.wsj.com/articles/todays-political-climate-is-bad-for-some-americans-health-11570455824

FORBES
— Even Amid Low Unemployment, Many Workers Struggle Finding A Job – Christian Weller (DIERSEN: What has frustrated your job searches? Since 1997, the following things have frustrated my job searches: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer.” Previous to that, they gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. They would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christianweller/2019/10/08/even-amid-low-unemployment-many-workers-still-struggle-finding-a-job/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, you are discriminated against if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnstaceyennis/2019/10/08/what-kind-of-america-is-this-if-being-gay-or-transgender-can-get-you-fired/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/10/07/while-congress-fiddles-lgbt-workers-turn-to-the-us-supreme-court-for-protection/

YAHOO FINANCE
— What is the Average American Net Worth? – Rickie Houston
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/average-american-net-worth-170900426.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The data presented some notable trends within net worth. Older Americans typically possessed a higher net worth than younger Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau study. The median net worth for householders over the age of 65 was $170,516, while the median net worth for those under 35 was only $6,676. The median net worth also changed based on the education level of householders. For householders with no high school diploma, the study found a median net worth of $9,800. The study indicated a median value of $43,945 for high school graduates. Householders with some level of college, but no degree, generated a median net worth of $49,082. For householders with an associate’s degree, the median net worth was $56,512. Those who earned a bachelor degree generated a median value of $147,148. Finally, for householders with a professional or graduate degree, the median net worth was $240,750. Net Worth by Region The study also featured regional trends in median American net worth. The regions studied included the Northeast, Midwest, South and West. The median household net worth value for those in the Northeast was $91,025, while it was $81,049 for those in the Midwest. For the South, the median value was $60,700. The net worth value for the West was $59,431.)

USA TODAY & INDY WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, you are discriminated against if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/08/lgbt-employment-discrimination-half-of-states-offer-no-protections/3837244002/
https://indyweek.com/news/northcarolina/lgbtq-people-deserve-employment-discrimination-protection-ju/

WBFO
— What To Look For In President Trump’s Tax Returns — If We Ever See Them – SARAH MCCAMMON (DIERSEN: In 1977, because they knew that they could a) paint my education deductions as being improper and b) foist negative government stereotypes on me, the Democrats who ran Money Magazine picked me to be the subject of one of their a “One Person’s Finances” articles. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://news.wbfo.org/post/what-look-president-trumps-tax-returns-if-we-ever-see-them

ATLANTIC
— 30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1989 – ALAN TAYLOR (DIERSEN: What did you do during 1989? I successfully fought my Democrat GAO superiors’ dramatically increased efforts to get rid of me. I worked on a Department of Defense audit SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/NSIAD-90-23 and a Railroad Retirement Board audit SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/HRD-90-42 .) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/10/30-years-ago-a-look-back-at-1989/599386/

October 5 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump attacks Romney as ‘pompous a–” – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-attacks-romney-as-pompous-a

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump seethes, angry tweets on the way to golf course after whirlwind impeachment week – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-impeachment-tweets-golf-20191005-aiayva2jz5halcjs63sgeowwye-story.html
— Chicago and Illinois don’t have enough taxpayers to pay for all this – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-taxes-pensions-exodus-lightfoot-pritzker-ctu-cps-teachers-20191004-3ir5rgxbjzcp3ohy4yzwlchela-story.html
— I worked in the White House during an impeachment. Trump’s team isn’t ready for it. – JOE LOCKHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-impeachment-team-trump-not-ready-20191004-yh4kl533ojagzn3epcst2aks5i-story.html
— Romney ramps up rhetoric on Trump, but what’s his next move? – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–trump-impeachment-romney-20191005-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— A federal dragnet of historic size looks to snare dozens of targets in multiple suburbs It’s impossible to tell from the redaction in search warrants how many individuals and entities are under investigation, but it’s a lot. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/10/4/20899479/illinois-corruption-mccook-martin-sandoval-mike-vondra-victor-reyes-cicero-rich-miller-capitolfax

DAILY HERALD
— GOP unlikely to reprise role it played in Nixon’s 1974 exit – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191005/news/310059903/

NEWS CHANNEL 20 & WREX
— Women increasingly cross state lines for Illinois abortions – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/women-increasingly-cross-state-lines-for-illinois-abortions
https://wrex.com/category/2019/10/05/indiana-women-increasingly-cross-state-lines-for-abortions/

SOUTH COOK NEWS
— Nearly 1 in 10 Cook County property owners didn’t pay 2018 real estate taxes
https://southcooknews.com/stories/514092462-analysis-nearly-1-in-10-cook-county-property-owners-didn-t-pay-2018-real-estate-taxes

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Steube: Democrats will stop at nothing to impeach Trump
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/rep-steube-democrats-will-stop-at-nothing-to-impeach-trump

GOPUSA
— Rashida Tlaib: Democrats Looking Into How to Arrest Trump Officials
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77148

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump calls Romney ‘a pompous ass’ – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/trump_calls_romney_a_pompous_ass.html

BREITBART
— Sweden: Around 90 Per Cent of 2015 Migrants with Residency Status Are Unemployed – CHRIS TOMLINSON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/10/05/sweden-90-percent-2015-migrants-residency-status-are-unemployed/

THE HILL
— Trump calls for Romney’s impeachment – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/464511-trump-calls-for-romneys-impeachment

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— San Diego advances ban on marijuana billboards near schools, parks and youth centers – DAVID GARRICK
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-05/san-diego-crackdown-on-marijuana-billboards

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The 50 most miserable cities in America, based on census data – James Pasley and Angela Wang (DIERSEN: What are the most miserable a) neighborhoods in your precinct, b) precincts in your municipality, c) municipalities in your township, d) townships in your county, and e) counties in Illinois? What has made them miserable?)
https://www.businessinsider.com/most-miserable-cities-in-the-united-states-based-on-data-2019-9

MONEY MAVEN
— Escape Illinois: Get The Hell Out Now, We Are (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs make it clear that they want Republicans to leave Illinois.)
https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/escape-illinois-get-the-hell-out-now-we-are-MbkLXKlb-UiH0YHirFPUUA/

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— Spokane Valley City Council candidates differ over inclusion, partisanship in race for open seat – Rebecca White (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to use government to take even more money and opportunities away from members of Group A and to give that money and opportunities to members of Group B. Members of Group A are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B 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://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/oct/05/valley-candidates-differ-over-inclusion-partisansh/

TDN
— Wallin, Melink take gloves off in Longview City Council race – Rose Lundy
https://tdn.com/news/local/wallin-melink-take-gloves-off-in-longview-city-council-race/article_dd135c81-1080-5db5-b798-4e6d3e574ca7.html

DESERET NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and or non-veteran. 
https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2019/10/5/20898993/guest-opinion-harvard-teaches-america-a-lesson-in-diversity-without-discriminating

EDMONTON JOURNAL
— Suspected cannabis-impaired drivers more costly to test: Police report Police say supply shortages skew the real impact on community and costs – LIANE FAULDER
https://edmontonjournal.com/cannabis/cannabis-news/suspected-cannabis-impaired-drivers-more-costly-to-test-police-report

October 2 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— ‘Whistleblower’ colluded with House Democrats before making complaint
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— State of Illinois Releases Disproportionately Impacted Areas for Cannabis Program’s Social Equity Applicants (DIERSEN: Wheaton is the DuPage County Seat. The Democrats who run the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) have outrageously designated western Wheaton as being a disproportionately impacted area (DIA), that is, an area that has high rates of arrest, conviction, and incarceration related to cannabis as well as poverty and unemployment. Needless-to-say, that must be a mistake. I ask the following and everyone else who has an interest in Wheaton to ask the IDCEO to immediately rescind its DIA designation: Wheaton Mayor and City Council members, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township officers and trustees, DuPage County Board Chairman and County Board members, and federal and Illinois officials who represent or seek to represent any part of Wheaton.) 
https://chicagodefender.com/state-of-illinois-releases-disproportionately-impacted-areas-for-cannabisprograms-social-equity-applicants/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the most equity-centric adult use cannabis program in the nation prepares to enter its next phase, the Pritzker Administration is releasing maps that designate which parts of the state qualify as “disproportionately impacted areas” for social equity applicants.  More than 2 million Illinoisans live in the 683 Census tracts that make up the disproportionately impacted areas. (View the map  here https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/CannabisEquity.aspx   The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity determined the disproportionately impacted areas using criteria established in the new state law. To be designated as a disproportionately impacted area, a Census tract must have high rates of arrest, conviction, and incarceration related to cannabis, among other qualifications including poverty and unemployment. “As Illinois continues its path toward putting equity at the forefront of the state’s new adult-use cannabis expansion, it’s important to create opportunities in communities that have been hardest hit by the war on marijuana,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Not only will social equity applicants receive points on their applications, but many applicants will also get grants, technical assistance, low-interest loans and fee reductions and waivers. Taken together, these efforts will do more than any other state in the nation has done to focus on equity.”)

ABC7
— Trump impeachment: President lashes out in anger as Democrats warn of legal action – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-lashes-out-in-anger-as-democrats-warn-of-legal-action/5584494/

NBC5
— IG Report Finds Top Madigan Aide Violated Sexual Harassment Provisions Before Guidelines Were in Place Kevin Quinn was a top political operative for Michael Madigan for nearly 20 years until February 2018, when Alaina Hampton, who had also previously worked for Madigan, accused him of sexual harassment.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/report-finds-madigan-aide-violated-sexual-harassment-provisions-before-guidelines-in-place-561986041.html

CBS2
— Watchdog Report Recommends Madigan Aide Fired For Sexual Harassment Be Placed On ‘Do Not Hire’ List
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/02/watchdog-report-kevin-quinn-alaina-hampton-sexual-harassment/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Bernie Sanders canceling events until ‘further notice’ due to heart blockage – Lauren Reid
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bernie-sanders-canceling-events-until-further-notice-due-to-heart-blockage

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After calling Trump’s civil war tweet ‘beyond repugnant,’ Adam Kinzinger is only GOP rep left off president’s Illinois reelection team – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-president-trump-illinois-team-adam-kinzinger-20191002-lt6xqex4tnhd7d7h4xcgn253jy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Watchdog: Two Madigan aides ousted over sexual harassment allegations should never land on state payroll again “The messages that K. Quinn sent to Hampton plainly had the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, and offensive working environment for Hampton,” Pope wrote in the Quinn report. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/2/20885781/madigan-aide-kevin-quinn-sexual-harassment-alaina-hampton-inspector-general-report
— Gov. Pritzker: ‘Let me be clear.’ Sen. Sandoval should quit top committee post — or get the boot Sandoval has not been charged with any wrongdoing, but Pritzker argued he should not preside over a committee so heavily involved with the capital bill. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/2/20895645/pritzker-sandoval-quit-removed-cullerton-senate-transportation-committee

CHICAGO CITIZEN
— Reparations Resolution Passes In Chicago City Council
http://thechicagocitizen.com/news/2019/oct/02/reparations-resolution-passes-chicago-city-council/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Alcohol, marijuana use up; B-N partnership responds – PAUL SWIECH
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/alcohol-marijuana-use-up-b-n-partnership-responds/article_e4176eb6-ef13-509b-a636-aded15bdcea6.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love those who hate Trump.
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191002/editorial-gops-kinzinger-shows-courage

RIVER BENDER
— Map Shows Pot Zones – Greg Bishop
https://m.riverbender.com/wbgznews/details.cfm?id=291766

FOX ILLINOIS
— Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/bernie-sanders-undergoes-heart-procedure-cancels-events-until-further-notice
— Abortion “mega-clinic” secretly built in Illinois
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/report-secret-abortion-mega-clinicbuilt-in-illinois

MDJ ONLINE 
— University of Illinois expert says gambling will cost state more than it gains
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/university-of-illinois-expert-says-gambling-will-cost-state-more/article_381b68ab-9403-5c02-9b30-f5c0c760d028.html

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Queertober at Illinois State University – Rachel Hatch
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2019/10/queertober-at-illinois-state-university/

JOHN BIVER
— CONSERVATIVES KEEP LOSING THE INFORMATION WAR
https://johnbiver.com/conservatives-keep-losing-the-information-war/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WEYERMULLER: 2246 ABORTED CHILDREN REMAINS STILL AT “SECURE LOCATION” IN WILL COUNTY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/weyermuller-2246-aborted-children-remains-still-at-secure-location-in-will-county.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Blithely ignorant’: GOP senators blast National Endowment for the Arts for funding celebration of Ché Guevara – Ellie Bufkin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/blithely-ignorant-gop-senators-blast-national-endowment-for-the-arts-for-funding-celebration-of-che-guevara
— Pete Buttigieg wants you to know he hates religious conservatives – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/pete-buttigieg-wants-you-to-know-he-hates-religious-conservatives

SIGNAL
— 8% of Marriages End Up In Divorce Due to Gaming Addiction: The Latest Research in Texas
https://signalscv.com/2019/09/8-of-marriages-end-up-in-divorce-due-to-gaming-addiction-the-latest-research-in-texas/

THE HILL
— Impeachment threatens to drown out everything – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/463944-impeachment-threatens-to-drown-out-everything

USA TODAY
— Planned Parenthood to open major clinic in Illinois as ‘regional haven’ for abortion access – Grace Hauck
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/02/illinois-planned-parenthood-mega-clinic-haven-abortion-access/3840714002/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Are Madder at the Media Than at Trump or His Foes
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2019/voters_are_madder_at_the_media_than_at_trump_or_his_foes