September 13 Evening Edition

— Legalized pot puts new burden on cops to keep streets safe – LINDA MCDANIEL-HALE
— Illinois primary’s not until St. Patrick’s Day, but ballot requirements present early challenge to large field of Democratic presidential contenders – RICK PEARSON
— As Evanston’s black population continues to drop, city officials will study reparations initiatives – JENNIFER FISHER
— Sean Spicer spoke at Northeastern Illinois. Some students protested. Perfect. – EDITORIAL
— ICE plans to create ‘‘Chicago’ style replica’ in new training facility – ELAINE CHEN
— U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes swipe at former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his post-Democratic debate analysis

— Immigrant rights groups blast U.S. Supreme Court, Trump on asylum rule A U.S. Supreme Court ruling will allow the Trump administration to start denying asylum applications at the southern border. – Manny Ramos
— A ‘fair tax’ on high retirement incomes is key to ending our financial woes Such a tax would protect the pensions of middle-class retirees while forcing higher-income retirees — who now pay nothing — to pitch in to help the state, our city, its suburbs and other municipalities. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course. my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Illinois to tax all of my a) $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) $2,118/year Social Security, c) IRA withdrawals, and d) Roth IRA withdrawals.)
— State agencies get marching orders: Make big budget cuts for next fiscal year Pritzker wants a graduated income tax. Lots of folks will want to see evidence that he’s at least trying to save money before giving the government even more to spend. – Rich Miller
— Madigan mops up after Mapes mess — speaker assures staffers no pressure to do politics It’s another clean-up effort for Madigan after a series of negative headlines from a string of workplace culture and harassment issues in his government and political organizations. -Tina Sfondeles

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Trustees mulling where pot shops could be allowed in Lombard – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Pot pushers would love to fill both sides of Roosevelt Road in Wheaton with pot shops.)
— Constitution Day at Judson University to feature AM560 host Dan Proft

— Vaping fears threaten Illinois’ budding cannabis industry Health concerns bring uncertainty to an industry poised for growth. Would vapers turn to joints, or just turn away? – JOHN PLETZ

— Democratic debate candidates share their biggest professional setbacks, discuss resilience (DIERSEN: My biggest professional setbacks were a) when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted in 1971 when I was 22 years old saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint, b) when my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my Republican mentor who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, c) when my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my Republican mentor who had hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and got me promoted in 1986, and d) when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take the early retirement “offer” in 1997.)

— Illinois Agencies Advised to Prepare for Budget Cuts in 2020 (DIERSEN: Budget cuts are used to get rid of employees who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Protester Rushes Stage During Sean Spicer Appearance

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— State Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Eliminate Cancer-Causing Chemical Ethylene Oxide – CRAIG DELLIMORE

— Vaping is increasingly seen as an unsafe endeavor – Editorial
— Indivisible Peoria takes on ICE, Trump at “Defund Hate” protest

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Recreational marijuana will increase homelessness.

— Employers Puzzle Over Future Rules On Workplace Cannabis Impairment – DARNYSHA MITCHELL (DIERSEN: Are you employed? How impaired will your superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates be allows to be? How impaired will elected officials and party leaders be allowed to be?)

— DuPage House GOP Partner with Sheriff Mendrick to Fight Opioids DuPage County House Republicans Partner with Sheriff James Mendrick to Fight Opioid Crisis Using Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags – Rep Deanne Mazzochi

— Only in Illinois: Wife of indicted political boss will hold highest judicial post in the state – Austin Berg

— IL 66th District: Schofield Responds to Skillicorn’s Criticisms of 9/11 and 8/22 
— Illinois Republican Party Training Seminar in Algonquin on September 21

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.

— Donald Trump: Illegal Migration Costs Americans $300 Billion Each Year – NEIL MUNRO
— Democrats Push Radical Socialist Agenda in Their Race to the Left – Bill Hagerty
— Michelle Malkin to Trump: ‘Shut Down’ Federal Reserve Remittance Program for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
— End to Refugee Resettlement ‘Long Overdue’ After Americans Have Gotten No Say – Michelle Malkin

— Michelle Malkin Takes On Pro-Illegal Immigration Punks In Maryland – Timothy Meads

— Castro attack shines spotlight on Biden’s age – MAX GREENWOOD AND AMIE PARNES (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes promote age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)

— Meet the City Council At-Large Candidate Endorsed by Elizabeth Warren Public education advocate and Working Families Party candidate Kendra Brooks wants her candidacy to disrupt Philly politics as usual — and kick Republicans off City Council. – CLAIRE SASKO
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Because the real goal is to get Republicans out of office, and the only way we can do that is to activate and engage folks who have been disenfranchised within our current political system.)

— In new batch of federal hiring advice, OPM urges agencies to review how they assess job candidates – Nicole Ogrysko (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.)

— Political positions of the Republican Party (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who want to dump planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform call those planks “national issues.”)