October 22 Evening Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage County Votes to Prohibit Sale of Recreational Cannabis
https://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=61551
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The DuPage County Board voted 10-8 on Tuesday to prohibit the sale of recreational cannabis in unincorporated areas. The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed on June 25, allows the County to pass an ordinance prohibiting the location of cannabis businesses. The Board determined the operation of cannabis businesses presents adverse impacts on the health, safety, and welfare of residents and additional costs and burdens on law enforcement and the judiciary system. The Board did vote, however, to assess the maximum permitted 3 percent sales tax on cannabis sales made at businesses located in DuPage County municipalities in order to help offset increased public safety costs.)

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage prohibits recreational pot sales in unincorporated areas – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191022/dupage-prohibits-recreational-pot-sales-in-unincorporated-areas
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “My opposition to this really comes from public health reasons,” board member Tim Elliott said. “The public health data is clear.” The Glen Ellyn Republican said marijuana legalization will create a variety of problems, including increased cannabis use and addiction. He said the county shouldn’t profit from such sales. Elliott said Illinois lawmakers who supported legalizing marijuana “want county boards to take a share of their responsibility” by allowing such sales. “Springfield is offering us a piece of the action in exchange for our share of responsibility for what I’m certain is going to be a public health problem,” he said. “Let’s not be a party to this.” Still, six of the county board’s seven Democrats and two (Hart and Healy) and of its 11 Republicans voted against the prohibition and in favor of the sale.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191022/debates-over-allowing-legal-cannabis-stores-show-new-law-is-working

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage County Board says no to recreational pot sales, the first county in Illinois to do so – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-bans-pot-sales-st-1023-20191022-uavgoorplneajc4de5fqr7gcwq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The state of Illinois has made it a choice,” said Robert Larsen, R-Wheaton. “The state of Illinois has made a lot of bad choices over the years but we here in DuPage County have made better choices. “We can’t control the fact that they have chosen to legalize this drug everywhere in the state, but we can send the message to our constituents that we don’t want more sales of this in our county.” . . . “If you really believe that legalization is not going to result in greater accessibility and greater illicit use for underage users, please come see me because I have a bridge to sell you,” board member Tim Elliot, R-Glen Ellyn said. “These public health issues are going to happen … and yet we’re considering becoming part of this. Why?” . . . DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin did not vote on this issue, but after the meeting said he likely would have sided with the ban were it necessary for him to make a choice. “We had a healthy, robust debate and the majority says, you know, not now,” Cronin said.)
— President Trump to speak at international police chief’s conference in Chicago – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-to-address-international-chiefs-police-conference-chicago-20191022-cdkuqkhnkven7eas6tbk4ik7we-story.html
— The U. of I., stung by a #MeToo investigation, is now leaning on Title IX to muzzle reporters – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-rachel-otwell-university-illinois-greising-20191017-2d2uin3z2vea5ilj2jv5e5qrba-story.html
— Illinois U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush asks ‘what the hell is wrong with you?’ after Trump tweets that impeachment inquiry is like a ‘lynching’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-nw-donald-trump-impeachment-lynching-bobby-rush-20191022-yu5vycorsrez5k6zkxzz6wqmdy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump to speak to police chiefs group in Chicago Monday; CPD Supt. Johnson to boycott speech Trump, for years a critic of Chicago’s handling of crime, slammed the city in a speech to the police chiefs group at its annual conference last year in Orlando. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/22/20926663/president-donald-trump-speak-police-chiefs-group-chicago
— Pence to visit company run by Lake Forest GOP mega-donors Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein After landing at Waukegan National Airport on Wednesday, Pence will travel to the Uline headquarters in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, just across the border. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/22/20926609/mike-pence-megadonors-richard-elizabeth-uihlein-uline
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/22/20927133/illinois-recreational-cannabis-pot-marijuana-minority-ownership-hb1438-richard-wallace
— Meet the billionaires and millionaires who want a wealth tax The chief argument from these tycoons, financiers and scions is that the government could spend their money more effectively than they could on their own by improving schools, upgrading infrastructure and protecting the environment. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/22/20927160/meet-the-billionaires-and-millionaires-who-want-a-wealth-tax

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
– Warren’s ill-timed insult to Chicago’s new mayor The Democratic presidential hopeful comes to Chicago to preach the gospel of free stuff for the CTU—and sticks Lori Lightfoot with the bill, Greg Hinz writes. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/warrens-ill-timed-insult-chicagos-new-mayor
— Remember Peotone? Pritzker wants to spend $206 million on it Tucked into the governor’s big new transportation plan is spending to build roads through what are now farm fields, to access an airport that may never get built. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/remember-peotone-pritzker-wants-spend-206-million-it

ABC7
— Chicago Teachers Strike: Elizabeth Warren joins Chicago Teachers Union rally as teachers say mayor ‘dashed’ hopes for resolution
https://abc7chicago.com/education/elizabeth-warren-joins-chicago-teachers-rally-on-6th-day-of-strike/5637471/
— President Donald Trump likens impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-trump-likens-impeachment-inquiry-to-a-lynching/5637889/
— Chicago Teachers Strike: Elizabeth Warren joins Chicago Teachers Union rally, CPS cancels classes Wednesday
https://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-cancels-class-wednesday-chicago-teachers-strike-continues-live-update/5637471/
— Damning testimony against President Trump as he ignites ‘lynching’ storm – Chuck Goudie and Christine Tressel
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/damning-testimony-against-president-trump-as-he-ignites-lynching-storm/5639113/

NBC5
— Chicago’s Top Cop Won’t Attend Trump’s Speech at Police Chief Conference Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he looks forward “to hosting America’s police chiefs and collaborating on the best ways to keep our cities safe in the upcoming week,” but he will not hear the president’s speech
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/eddie-johnson-donald-trump-chicago-police-563648651.html

WBBM
— No Amount Of Pot Safe For People In Some Jobs: Safety Group – NANCY HARTY
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/no-amount-pot-safe-people-some-jobs-safety-group

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Republicans here weigh in on Kinzinger’s criticism of Trump – Ken DeCoster
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191022/republicans-here-weigh-in-on-kinzingers-criticism-of-trump

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican should discourage pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-legal-weed-on-the-horizon/article_b71410d5-678a-58de-83a2-50a666b9103a.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Where You’re Born Even Within A Country Still Matters – PIEN HUANG (DIERSEN: Where were you born and raised? I was born in Chicago Heights and raised in Crete.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/where-youre-born-even-within-country-still-matters#stream/0

MADISON RECORD
— AARP poll: 79 percent know people looking to leave Illinois for lower taxes, better run government – Greg Bishop
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/515113290-aarp-poll-79-percent-know-people-looking-to-leave-illinois-for-lower-taxes-better-run-government

WHEATON PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage County Bans Recreational Pot In Unincorporated Areas The board also approved a 3 percent cannabis sales tax for municipalities that opt in. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-bans-recreational-pot-unincorporated-areas

BGA
— University of Illinois Tries to Silence Reporters After Being Stung by #MeToo Investigation Forcing a reporter to identify sources reporting harassment is like a journalistic stop work order. The move by U of I asks employees to surrender First Amendment rights, and appears to misuse Title IX protections. – David Greising
https://www.bettergov.org/news/greising-university-of-illinois-tries-to-silence-reporters-after-being-stung-by-metoo/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Bobby Rush: “I was a part-time dishwasher right there,” he said, pointing to the corner of 63rd and Halsted streets. (DIERSEN: Two things that Rush and I have in common: We both were part-time dish washers and we both worked at 63rd & Halsted.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/10/22/chicagos-commercial-property-tax-puzzle-warren-stopping-in-chicago-pritzkers-road-map-487478

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Maybe the Newcomers Should Produce Copies of their Primary Voting Records
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/il-14-maybe-the-newcomers-should-produce-copies-of-their-primary-voting-records/ 
— Com Ed Favors for Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/com-ed-favors-for-votes/ 
— Jeanne Ives Voted Against Com Ed Legislation Feds Exploring
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/jeanne-ives-voted-against-com-ed-legislation-feds-exploring/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Issues Position Paper on Veterans Affairs, but Not Sure He Knows It
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/21/il-14-james-marter-issues-position-paper-on-veterans-affairs-but-not-sure-he-knows-it/ 
— Tribune Reports DCFS Inspector General Recommends Carlos Acosta’s, Two Others’ Firing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/21/tribune-reports-dcfs-inspector-general-recommends-carlos-acostas-firing/
— IL-14/IL-06: Sue Rezin and Catalina Lauf Added to “Women to Watch” List of Elevate PAC, Jeanne Ives Being Tracked
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/il-14-il-06-sue-rezin-and-catalina-lauf-added-to-women-to-watch-list-of-elevate-pac-jeanne-ives-being-tracked/ 
— Petition for Precinct Committeeperson – No, Really, That’s the New Title
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/petition-for-precinct-committeeperson/

WIREPOINTS
— Chicago teachers strike: Why is no one talking about pensions? – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/chicago-teachers-strike-why-is-no-one-talking-about-pensions/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois unemployment rate drops to lowest level on record – Jim Moran
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-unemployment-rate-drops-to-lowest-level-on-record/article_adea6cd2-f420-11e9-beb3-476f159f6d19.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Thomas More Society challenges RHA in federal complaint
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/22/anti-abortion-group-challenges-rha-in-federal-complaint/

GOPUSA
— This is journalism? CNN’s Anderson Cooper mocks White House press secretary
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=78096

AMERICAN THINKER
— Chick-Fil-A expelled from England – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/chickfila_expelled_from_england.html

BREITBART
— Jeb! Bush Takes Aim at President Trump: ‘He’s Not a Victim’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/22/jeb-bush-takes-aim-at-president-trump-hes-not-a-victim/

NEWSMAX
— Durbin: GOP Leaders ‘Fed Up for a Long Time’ With Trump – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/dick-durbin-republicans/2019/10/22/id/938185/
— Are Federal-Jobs Benefits as Great as They Should Be? – Mario Henry 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/mariohenry/federal-jobs-benefits-fber/2019/10/22/id/938223/

ONE NEWS NOW
— LaBarbera: Lies can’t redefine truth The LGBT movement has suffered another setback in its bid to normalize sinful behavior. – Charlie Butts
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2019/10/22/labarbera-lies-cant-redefine-truth

NATIONAL REVIEW
— A License to Discriminate – PETER KIRSANOW (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to give preference to young Democrat minorities and to young Democrat females, that is, to discriminate against old White males.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/a-license-to-discriminate/

THE HILL
— Sanctuary city policies are a threat to decent people – KEN BLACKWELL
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/466977-sanctuary-city-policies-are-a-threat-to-decent-people
— Trump compares impeachment inquiry to a ‘lynching’ – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466832-trump-compares-impeachment-inquiry-to-a-lynching

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Target Slashes Employees’ Hours After Raising Its Minimum Wage to $15 An Hour – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/target-slashes-employees-hours-after-raising-its-starting-wage-to-15-an-hour/

October 22 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Midwest’s first LGBTQ-only addiction treatment program opens in northwest suburbs
https://abc7chicago.com/health/midwests-first-lgbtq-only-addiction-treatment-program-opens/5635579/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Research shows the LGBTQ+ community experiences higher rates of substance abuse than the general population. Between 20-30 percent of gay and transgender people battle a substance use disorder, according to the Center for American Progress. For the general population, that number is about nine percent.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump blasts critics who pushed him not to host G-7 summit at his golf club: ‘You people with this phony emoluments clause’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-phony-emoluments-clause-20191022-qlzekr3grrd7fee4idlfbqvwsu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Buffalo Grove trustees hear recreational pot outcry past midnight, then vote to allow sales – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191022/buffalo-grove-trustees-hear-recreational-pot-outcry-past-midnight-then-vote-to-allow-sales
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: St. Charles to allow two recreational marijuana shops, one on each side of Fox River – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191022/st-charles-to-allow-two-recreational-marijuana-shops-one-on-each-side-of-fox-river

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Warrenville businessman becomes 8th GOP candidate to challenge Underwood – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/10/21/warrenville-businessman-becomes-8th-gop-candidate-to-challenge-underwood/aoky72p/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump’s Insults: The Male and the Female of It – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/trumps_insults_the_male_and_the_female_of_it.html

DAILY CALLER
— GOP Congressmen Send Letter To CNN’s Jeff Zucker For Refusing To Air Trump Campaign Ads – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: What if I offered the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc. lots of money to promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/21/republicans-duncan-meadows-letter-cnn-jeff-zucker-trump-campaign-ads/

DAILY WIRE
— Beto O’Rourke Defends His Repeated Trump-Hitler Comparisons On CNN – Molly Prince (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters call those who do not hate Trump White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. What should those who do not hate Trump do to defend themselves?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-beto-orourke-defends-his-repeated-trump-hitler-comparisons-on-cnn

FEDERALIST
— These Health Violations At Illinois Abortion Facilities Will Make You Sick What if the reality is that abortion facilities operating right now, in full legality, are being consistently cited for health code violations for things that can endanger the lives of women? – Holly Scheer
https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/22/these-health-violations-at-illinois-abortion-facilities-will-make-you-sick/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump: Democrats Are “Vicious” And Stick Together, “They Don’t Have A Mitt Romney In Their Midst” – Ian Schwartz 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/10/21/trump_democrats_are_vicious_and_stick_together_they_dont_have_a_mitt_romney_in_their_midst.html

CITY WATCH
— Want Good Government? Get Rid of Group Rights and Identity Politics – RICHARD LEE ABRAMS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats give minorities, women, LGBTQers, and non-citizens “rights” over Whites, over men, over heterosexuals, and over citizens.)
https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/2016-01-01-13-17-00/los-angeles/18691-want-good-government-get-rid-of-group-rights-and-identity-politics

THE HILL
— Steve Bannon: ‘Focused’ Pelosi will impeach Trump in the next six weeks – JOE CONCHA 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/466709-steve-bannon-focused-pelosi-will-impeach-trump-in-the-next-six-weeks
— Pelosi releases ‘fact sheet’ saying Trump has ‘betrayed his oath of office’ – CRISTINA MARCOS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/466766-pelosi-releases-fact-sheet-saying-trump-has-betrayed-his-oath-of-office
— Trump urges Democrats to vote to censure Schiff – ZACK BUDRYK 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/466680-trump-urges-dems-to-vote-to-censure-schiff
— Gingrich calls for eliminating White House press corps in wake of Mulvaney briefing – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: Of course, already, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that all the losses that Republican candidates will suffer in Illinois in 2020 will be caused by my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Since 2000, they have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have caused all the losses that Republicans candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466797-gingrich-calls-for-eliminating-white-house-press-corps-in-wake-of
— House rejects GOP measure censuring Schiff – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/466776-house-rejects-gop-measure-censuring-schiff

CBS NEWS
— Facebook unveils multi-pronged effort to protect 2020 election process – EMILY TILLETT (DIERSEN: Of course, already, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that all the losses that Republican candidates will suffer in Illinois in 2020 will be caused by my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Since 2000, they have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have caused all the losses that Republicans candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000.) 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-unveils-multi-pronged-effort-to-protect-2020-election-process/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump urges GOP to ‘get tougher and fight’ impeachment – JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW DALY (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who claim to be Republican, but who focus on destroying Republicans like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms.) 
https://www.apnews.com/4cbe0140836e414a8cc4666d8c14fc0a

NEW YORK TIMES
— New Illinois Abortion Clinic Anticipates Post-Roe World A regional clinic across the river from Missouri reflects how both sides of the abortion divide are looking toward a landscape in which some states might ban abortions outright. – Sabrina Tavernise (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican, the higher the government or political office that you seek, the more that Democrats will stress your “slave ties.”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/22/us/missouri-illinois-planned-parenthood.html
— $27 Million for Reparations Over Slave Ties Pledged by Seminary The Princeton Theological Seminary said it was committed to “telling the truth” about its ties to slavery. Black students don’t think it goes far enough. – Ed Shanahan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/nyregion/princeton-seminary-slavery-reparations.html
— Facebook Finds New Disinformation Campaigns and Braces for 2020 Torrent – Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/technology/facebook-disinformation-russia-iran.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/opinion/trump-protests.html
— Local News Is Dying. New York May Try to Pass a Law to Save It. Legislators are proposing a first-in-the-nation bill to force cable companies to offer independent local news. – Vivian Wang
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/nyregion/verizon-news-cable-ny.html

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Liberals and moderates promote anti-conservative hairstyles.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/14/black-hair-laws-passed-stop-natural-hair-discrimination-across-us/3850402002/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Democrats, Republicans and the New Politics of Hate In a deeply divided nation, Democrats and Republicans don’t just disagree, they hate each other. – Susan Milligan (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who promote hatred against 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. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.) 
https://www.usnews.com/news/elections/articles/2019-10-21/democrats-republicans-and-the-new-politics-of-hate
— For Generation Juul, Nicotine Addiction Happens Fast and Is Hard to Shake The national wave of lung illnesses won’t stop many teens from vaping.
https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-10-21/for-generation-juul-nicotine-addiction-happens-fast-is-hard-to-shake

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate Proves Gun Control Is Deadly Its laws are among the world’s least permissive. And most criminals don’t get weapons from the U.S. – John R. Lott Jr.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexicos-soaring-murder-rate-proves-gun-control-is-deadly-11571696723

FORTUNE
— Donald Trump Jr. on the Hustings: Energizing His Father’s Loyalists – AP
https://fortune.com/2019/10/21/donald-trump-jr-and-kimberly-guilfoyle-campaigning-trump-2020-energizing-his-fathers-loyalists/

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and Libertarians want Hispanics to blame Republicans for drug problems. 
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/10/22/hispanics-continue-to-bear-the-brunt-of-us-drug-policies/

October 20 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Biden Calls Attention To Chicago Teachers’ Strike At New York Teacher Union Day Address 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/20/biden-calls-attention-to-chicago-teachers-strike-at-new-york-teacher-union-day-address/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Nearly 6,000 Chicagoans to get letters this holiday season saying their unpaid medical debt is forgiven. Learn about the group behind the gifts. – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-millions-medical-debt-erased-20191020-rrhuxwepancrdhcn2gkdtvlp6e-story.html
— Pete Buttigieg eyes 35% corporate tax rate to fund health plan – BLOOMBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-buttigieg-20191020-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fact-check: Suburban legislator wrong in claim that 30% of the nation’s poor live in California While California’s poverty rate ranks among the nation’s highest, federal data show the state is far from being home to a third of the nation’s poor. – BGA (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois. What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and Illinois are poor? How strongly do Democrats shout at them that Republicans caused all their problems?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/20/20921331/fact-check-suburban-legislator-california-poverty-level-graduated-income-tax

DAILY HERALD
— Donald Trump Jr.: provocateur, master preacher for father – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191020/news/310209935/
— California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe – AP (DIERSEN: How soon will citizens of Mexico in California succeed in getting California to leave the United State and become part of Mexico?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191020/news/310209942/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— PAC donations help Davis keep fundraising lead over Londrigan – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-pac-donations-help-davis-keep-fundraising-lead-over/article_7dd8211d-0029-5553-abd7-06716c6f9bf0.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters promote hatred against Whites. Men-haters promote hatred of men.
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/cepeda-white-fragility-cripples-america-s-ability-to-heal-its/article_3477b2a2-4172-586a-a986-4c165c605c30.html

HERALD WHIG
— Issues of importance regarding marijuana crops are emerging – Warren Winston, RPH, Pittsfield
https://www.whig.com/20191020/issues-of-importance-regarding-marijuana-crops-are-emerging

HERALD & REVIEW
— Is the Illinois election system vulnerable to hackers again?
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/podcast-is-the-illinois-election-system-vulnerable-to-hackers-again/article_d89ed73d-accc-5988-ba81-f897b38c6e9e.html

SOUTHERN
— Presentation: Who is the Republican Party?
https://thesouthern.com/calendar/get-involved/presentation-who-is-the-republican-party/event_36f92b58-f052-11e9-a63c-5f62466db7d5.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Come learn about the different aspects of the Republican Party and where you can get involved. Deputy State Central Committeewoman, Rhonda Belford, along with past State Central Committeeman, Bob Winchester, will discuss the Illinois Republican Party. Social Hour from 5-6 pm at Mackies in Marion. Then at 6:30, Rhonda and Bob will explain the different entities within the party at the state and local levels.)

OTTAWA TIMES
— Churches polled on legalization of marijuana Most opposed legalization; but the votes weren’t unanimous – Tom Collins (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Illinois religious leaders should be taking the lead in speaking out against pot at municipal and county hearings.)
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/10/20/churches-polled-on-legalization-of-marijuana/aeysvxd/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois ‘pension funds are doomed,’ says Taxpayers United of America president – Kyla Asbury
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/514937429-illinois-pension-funds-are-doomed-says-taxpayers-united-of-america-president

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— 152 living veterans in DuPage County have earned Purple Heart, Medal of Honor or POW Medal
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/514102233-152-living-veterans-in-dupage-county-have-earned-purple-heart-medal-of-honor-or-pow-medal

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Beto O’Rourke claims US law requires religious nonprofits to support LGBT rights – Ellie Bufkin (DIERSEN: How soon will Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs succeed in getting rid of all individuals organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/beto-orourke-claims-us-law-requires-religious-nonprofits-to-support-lgbt-rights

BREITBART
— WSJ: Trump Is Converting GOP to Populist, Pro-Employee Party – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) despise employees and b) stress that I was lowly employee 1964-1997. I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/19/wsj-trump-is-converting-gop-to-populist-pro-employee-party/
— Elizabeth Warren: Transgender Border Crossers ‘Must’ Be Released into U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/20/elizabeth-warren-transgender-border-crossers-must-released-u-s/

DAILY CALLER
— I’m Not Taking A Civility Lesson From Media Hypocrites – DONALD TRUMP, JR.
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/20/trump-civility-media-hypocrites/

TOWNHALL
— Elizabeth Warren Demands Protection For Trans Migrants – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/10/20/elizabeth-warren-demands-protection-for-trans-migrants-n2555068

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Racist Watch’ Website Demonizes Trump Supporters, But It Has an Upside – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/racist-watch-website-demonizes-trump-supporters-but-it-has-an-upside/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Drudge leaves Conservatives, follows Fox down the liberal rabbit hole – Rick Johnson 
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/drudge-leaves-conservatives-follows-fox-down-the-liberal-rabbit-hole-123873/
— Pew Report: The two-party gap widens without agreement on basic facts – David Alan Coia 
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/pew-research-the-two-party-gap-widens-without-agreement-on-basic-facts-123867/

THE HILL
— Combatting fake news on social media will take a village – GLENN C. ALTSCHULER AND SIDNEY TARROW (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news and commentary is fake except for the news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/466612-combatting-fake-news-on-social-media-will-take-a-village

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook and Free Speech Zuckerberg says progressives shouldn’t abandon liberal values. Progressives object. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-and-free-speech-11571602853
— Legalizing Discrimination In Washington, a chance to defeat a bid to bring back racial preferences. – Editorial (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to give preference to young Democrat minorities and to young Democrat females, that is, to discriminate against old White males.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/legalizing-discrimination-11571602815

FORBES
— How You Can Close Your Personal Success Gap – Chris Carosa (DIERSEN: If you had done it, what would have closed your success gap? Notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, non-veteran, German American, and Protestant, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 if I had a) become a Democrat; b) been a yes-man; c) done more to help my superiors retain and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females; d) helped my superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran because they had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40; and e) never complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, or anything else. I could have done much better in the organizations that I am/were a member of if I had a) found out who had the most clout in those organizations, b) glorified and praised them, c) pandered to them, d) served as their operative or dupe, and/or e) given them money.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chriscarosa/2019/10/20/how-you-can-close-your-personal-success-gap/#1c8659353ab1

MORNING CALL
— Partisan divide reaches into views of higher education – CAROLINE SIMON (DIERSEN: What percent of those involved in education are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.mcall.com/sns-tns-bc-cmp-highereducation-politics-20191020-story.html

GEORGIA VOICE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Atlanta promotes LGBTQ activity big time. 
https://thegavoice.com/community/city-of-atlanta-launches-lgbtq-resource-website/

LGBTQ NATION
— Democrats are out-fundraising Republicans to take the Senate in 2020 The latest fundraising numbers for Republican Senators running for re-election are a sign that Democrats may be closing in on retaking the chamber. – John Gallagher
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/10/fundraising-favoring-democrats-taking-senate-2020/

DAILY BEAST
— CNN Hires Former Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Trump Loyalist as Political Commentator – Justin Baragona
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cnn-hires-former-gop-congressman-and-trump-loyalist-sean-duffy-as-political-commentator

AXIOS
— Platforms give pols a free pass to lie – Scott Rosenberg
https://www.axios.com/facebook-twitter-social-media-politicans-misinformation-54703286-a674-4277-92c9-600bf28142f0.html
— Mitt Romney learned about Trump’s betrayal of Kurds on Twitter (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I am extremely disappointed when I first learn of news important to Illinois Republicans from the Democrat news media. I am even more disappointed when I first learn of news important to Republicans in DuPage County, Milton Township, and/or Wheaton from the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.axios.com/romney-trump-kurds-withdrawal-foreign-relations-0b1f6089-4a6a-4416-a956-a2b0b2842347.html

October 6 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Despite Rahm Emanuel’s tax hikes, city pension debt grew by $7 billion since 2015. Here’s why. – HAL DARDICK and JUAN PEREZ JR.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-chicago-city-pension-fund-growth-20191003-tdb6ah5u6vdk7gh3zrn6p65wgu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lombard says ‘yes’ to marijuana stores in several zoning districts – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191005/lombard-says-yes-to-marijuana-stores-in-several-zoning-districts
— DuPage County Townships (Full-Page Ad on Page 6 of the DuPage County Edition.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Republican Central Committee of McHenry County required to amend quarterly report again – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/26/republican-central-committee-of-mchenry-county-required-to-amend-quarterly-report-again/aqj7lcv/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sandoval situation just gets messier – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20191005/statehouse-insider-sandoval-situation-just-gets-messier

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump, Republican-haters promote hatred against Republicans, and White-haters promote hatred against Whites. 
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/the-horror-of-a-new-domestic-terrorism-law/article_04899355-ebaa-59f2-a3fe-a670c304261a.html

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Why so much red ink in Illinois budgets? – JIM NOWLAN 
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/nowlan-why-so-much-red-ink-in-illinois-budgets/article_ca42e20c-e6be-11e9-bc84-9b65b19a50ac.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Illinois ranked least tax-friendly state – Brian Stewart
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20191006/illinois-ranked-least-tax-friendly-state

WREX
— Pritzker spends $850K of his money to fix Governor’s Mansion – AP (DIERSEN: During the early 1990s, while I worked for GAO, before GAO provided its employees with computer systems to use in their office, I spent lots of my own money for computer systems that I used in my office.) 
https://wrex.com/category/2019/10/06/pritzker-spends-850k-of-his-money-to-fix-governors-mansion/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: Call for Papers, Congressional Candidates Need to Put Their Detailed Positions on Issues in Writing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/06/il-06-il-14-call-for-papers-congressional-candidates-need-to-put-their-detailed-positions-on-issues-in-writing/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 FLASHBACK: Republican Precinct Committeeman: The Power of the Office – John Biver (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What motivates me to serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman? ANSWER: To help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/republican-precinct-committeeman-the-power-of-the-office/
— Running for GOP Precinct Committeeman: What You Need to Know – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/running-for-gop-precinct-committeeman-what-you-need-to-know/
— Precinct Committeemen and The Unavoidable Work of a Political Party – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/precinct-committeemen-and-the-unavoidable-work-of-a-political-party/
— What a Precinct Committeeman Is, And Why Conservatives Need to Run for the Office – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/what-a-precinct-committeeman-is-and-why-conservatives-need-to-run-for-the-office/
— “What Can I Do?” You Can Run For Precinct Committeeman! – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/what-can-i-do-you-can-run-for-precinct-committeeman/
— What is a Precinct Committeeman? – Doug Ibendahl
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2014/01/what-is-a-precinct-committeeman/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America and Extremism – Hesham Shehab
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/the_muslim_educational_cultural_center_of_america_and_extremism.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Center’s soft talk has duped some politicians into attending the mosque’s events. Some of them are Burr Ridge mayor Gary Grasso and DuPage County board member Julie Renehan, who attended the Center’s open house last month. Also, this month, on October 2, U.S. congressman Sean Casten spoke on immigration at MECCA.)
— Celebrities man the impeachment barricades – Fletch Daniels
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/celebrities_man_the_impeachment_barricades.html
— Media put a big thumb on the scale of ‘fair and balanced’ against Trump – John Leonard
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/media_put_a_big_thumb_on_the_scale_of_fair_and_balanced_against_trump.html
— Trump vs. Warren: Trump Builds, Warren Destroys – Jeffrey Folks (DIERSEN: I should write a book about destroyers in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. They focus on destroying those like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform. They are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/trump_vs_warren_trump_builds_warren_destroys.html
— Many American Jews Need to Atone for Their Sins against Donald Trump – Rabbi Aryeh Spero
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/many_american_jews_need_to_atone_for_their_sins_against_donald_trump.html

BREITBART
— Climate-Friendly Trudeau Slammed for Using Two Planes on Campaign Trail – CHRIS TOMLINSON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/10/06/climate-friendly-trudeau-slammed-for-using-two-planes-on-campaign-trail/

PROPUBLICA
— IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to. – Paul Kiel
https://www.propublica.org/article/irs-sorry-but-its-just-easier-and-cheaper-to-audit-the-poor

CNBC
— Why so few teenagers have jobs anymore – Jessica Dickler (DIERSEN: What jobs did you have while you attended high school and college? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964 and washed dishes 1964-1966 while I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966. I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970 while I attended UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970. I sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997 while I took graduate courses at Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, and IIT 1992-1997.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/06/why-so-few-teenagers-have-jobs-anymore.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Never Mind, He’s Fine They signed open letters, dedicated a special magazine issue to criticism of him and swore he would tear at the fabric of this nation. Now they have become the president’s strongest defenders. – Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/05/us/politics/never-trumper-republicans.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Rev. Franklin Graham’s tour spotlights Trump’s evangelical support amid impeachment threat – AP
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-10-05/rev-franklin-grahams-tour-spotlights-trumps-evangelical-support-amid-impeachment-threat

MOTLEY FOOL
— This Is What the Average American Spends in a Day How do you compare? – Maurie Backman (DIERSEN: I spend far less than average on Dining out, Entertainment, Gasoline, Charity, Clothing/apparel, Education, Cell phone service, Pets, and Alcohol.)
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/03/18/this-is-what-the-average-american-spends-in-a-day.aspx

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— Tucker Carlson Thinks Congress Approved Marijuana Banking To Make Americans ‘Dumb’ – Kyle Jaeger (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Libertarians in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who falsely claim to be Republican and b) who do everything that they can to stop me from sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out and to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/tucker-carlson-thinks-congress-approved-marijuana-banking-to-make-americans-dumb/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Carlson isn’t alone is his objection to the House passage of the SAFE Banking Act. The Family Research Council (FRC) is similarly against the legislation and expressed frustration on Tuesday that “some conservatives out there” have “fallen for the libertarian lie that the government can do a better job regulating marijuana and protecting people if it’s legal.”)

LIBERTARIAN PARTY
— Libertarians believe that the War on Drugs is ineffective, unfair, and immoral. We advocate ending it. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Libertarians in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who falsely claim to be Republican and b) who do everything that they can to stop me from sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out and to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.lp.org/issues/war-on-drugs/

TORONTO SUN
— Trudeau bypassed character tests that prepare people for leadership – John Snobelen (DIERSEN: What character tests have you passed? I have survived as a Republican Precinct Committeeman for almost 20 years and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor for 19 years. I survived as a GAO employee for almost 18 years, IRS employee for almost 9 years, and Post Office employee for almost 3 years. I survived as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman for 7 years, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member for 8 years, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster for 6 years, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member for 4 years, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member for 3 years. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/snobelen-trudeau-bypassed-character-tests-that-prepare-people-for-leadership

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

September 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump impeachment inquiry gains steam; Illinois pols on front line – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-trump-impeachment-inquiry-gains-steam;-illinois-pols-on-front-line-/5579917/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois releases ‘Disproportionately Impacted Areas’ map for social equity cannabis program applicants (DIERSEN: One of the areas is just west of my precinct in Wheaton!)
https://abc7chicago.com/business/illinois-releases-map-for-social-equity-cannabis-program-applicants/5579443/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois releases map of areas where marijuana entrepreneurs will get help from state to enter industry – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cannabis-social-equity-area-map-20190930-qayvnjzugjf6fbzveueuqw5oqe-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: State issues first approvals to grow cannabis for recreational use in Illinois – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cresco-labs-recreational-marijuana-growers-20190930-pabuinat5bd7rh3vc6nvbheg5i-story.html
— Police, doctors raise concerns about marijuana law at La Grange forum – HANK BECKMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-recreational-marijuana-forum-tl-1003-20190930-cz5prhodwjeyvfgmkcasqfyqae-story.html
— Vernon Hills hears from residents, officials about dangers of recreational marijuana use – PHIL ROCKROHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/vernon-hills/ct-vhr-vernon-hills-cannabis-discussion-tl-1003-20190930-5cbtj5pu3nbbxk46wkuuxzndr4-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: After debate, Mundelein votes to start process for allowing recreational marijuana – PHIL ROCKROHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/mundelein/ct-mun-mundelein-recreational-marijuana-decision-tl-1003-20190930-fljbsnoa7vfwbmsu5bgtg6kklm-story.html
— Sterigenics is leaving Willowbrook, eliminating key source of cancer-causing ethylene oxide in Chicago’s western suburbs. – Michael Hawthorne
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-sterigenics-ends-ethylene-oxide-operation-willowbrook-20190930-nkelcjshkbawdhxx2snjk3oaxe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Step aside, religious leaders, and allow Trump to enforce our nation’s immigration laws The Catholic Church or any religious leader can say all they want against Trump’s immigration policies, but I support him 100 percent. – John Moravecek, Naperville
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/30/20891516/immigration-policy-catholic-church-evangelicals-religious-leaders-trump-border-control-letters

DAILY HERALD
— Clerk: No plans to replace DuPage voting machines in 2020 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190930/clerk-no-plans-to-replace-dupage-voting-machines-in-2020
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Map showing impacted areas for marijuana licenses released (DIERSEN: One of the areas is just west of my precinct in Wheaton!)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190930/news/309309892/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s GOP boss is calling it quits Chris Cleveland says the city still needs a Republican Party that clearly has seen better days. But he won’t be its chair—or 43rd Ward committeeman. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicagos-gop-boss-calling-it-quits
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A big step for recreational pot in Illinois The state has handed out its first cultivation licenses ahead of the Jan. 1 legalization launch. And it’s not a moment too soon: Firms need to start growing product. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/big-step-recreational-pot-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: SALT tax-cap challenge is thrown out by federal judge In Illinois, an estimated half-million households lost some or all of their deduction.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/salt-tax-cap-challenge-thrown-out-federal-judge

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: State of Illinois Releases Disproportionately Impacted Areas for Cannabis Program’s Social Equity Applicants 2 Million Illinoisans Throughout the State Live in Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIERSEN: One of the areas is just west of my precinct in Wheaton!)
https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/20661-State_of_Illinois_Releases_Disproportionately_Impacted_Areas_for_Cannabis_Program%E2%80%99s_Social_Equity_Applicants.pdf

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Of treason and civil war: An agitated Trump amps up threats – Jacquelyn Martin
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/of-treason-and-civil-war-an-agitated-trump-amps-up/image_9ab934f7-e3c0-53b0-8aef-d2c74a42af24.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relations – AP
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/poll-most-disapprove-of-trump-on-race-relations/article_1f58f6a2-8e8f-53e2-b64a-d6c2a18cef98.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Pot arrests hit these Alton, Jerseyville area neighborhoods harder than others, according to statewide study. (DIERSEN: The more pot arrests where you live, the more disrespect for the rule of law where you live.) 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Pot-arrests-hit-these-Alton-Jerseyville-area-14481283.php

WGLT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hard-Hit By Drug War, Parts Of B-N Will Get Advantage With Cannabis Legalization – RYAN DENHAM (DIERSEN: One of the areas is just west of my precinct in Wheaton!)
https://www.wglt.org/post/hard-hit-drug-war-parts-b-n-will-get-advantage-cannabis-legalization#stream/0

WGIL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: SOUTHERN GALESBURG CONSIDERED “DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED” BY CANNABIS PROHIBITION (DIERSEN: One of the areas is just west of my precinct in Wheaton!)
http://www.wgil.com/2019/09/30/southern-galesburg-considered-disproportionately-affected-by-cannabis-prohibition/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: The Impeachment Inquiry, Democrats’ Messaging, Polling and Efforts to Protect Casten and Underwood in 2020 and Unholy Division in Our Nation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/30/il-06-il-14-the-impeachment-inquiry-democrats-messaging-polling-and-efforts-to-protect-casten-and-underwood-in-2020-and-unholy-division-in-our-nation/ 
— David McSweeney Speaking in Chicago on Wednesday as Part of Panel on Graduated Income Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/30/david-mcsweeney-speaking-in-chicago-on-wednesday-as-part-of-panel-on-graduated-income-tax/ 
— Wondering Why Durbin Cares More about Illegal Aliens with Mumps that U of I Students
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/30/wondering-why-durbin-cares-more-about-illegal-aliens-with-mumps-that-u-of-i-students/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DURBIN STEPS IN TO HELP CASTEN RAISE CAMPAIGN DOLLARS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/durbin-steps-in-to-help-casten-raise-campaign-dollars.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— White House aides warn Trump he faces impeachment – Daniel Chaitin 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house-aides-warn-trump-he-faces-impeachment

GOPUSA
— Belly of the Beast: Omar gives grudging ‘permission’ for Trump rally in her district (DIERSEN: If you have a Democrat congress person, would he/she give Trump “permission” for a Trump rally in your congressional district? Would Durbin and Duckworth give “permission” for a Trump rally in Illinois?) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76859
— Democrat Schiff lies repeatedly to promote impeachment
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76829

FOX NEWS
— Chicago police instructs officers to not cooperate with DHS, memo shows: ‘Sickening what’s happening’ – Matt Finn
https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-police-dont-cooperate-dhs-immigration

FOX BUSINESS
— Sen. Marco Rubio: Socialism is entirely incompatible with America and its unique, entrepreneurial spirit – Marco Rubio
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/marco-rubio-socialism-america-entrepreneurial-spirit

SEAN HANNITY
— ‘SICKENING’: New Memo Shows Chicago Police Instructed to ‘Not Cooperate’ with ICE Agents
https://hannity.com/media-room/sickening-new-memo-shows-chicago-police-instructed-to-not-cooperate-with-ice-agents/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— When Conservatives Tried to Throw Out Richard Nixon Well before Watergate broke, John Ashbrook waged a primary campaign that the Right took very seriously. – DANIEL BRING
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/when-conservatives-tried-to-throw-out-richard-nixon/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Purdue Supports Chick-fil-A’s Presence on Campus – Spencer Irvine
https://www.academia.org/purdue-supports-chick-fil-as-presence-on-campus/

EPOCH TIMES
— Angel Families, Sheriffs Call Out Politicians on Weak Border, Sanctuary Policies – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/angel-families-sheriffs-call-out-politicians-on-weak-border-sanctuary-policies_3101397.html

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters say “Trump even more unhinged than usual as impeachment heats up.” 
https://www.rollcall.com/news/trump-even-more-unhinged-than-usual-as-impeachment-heats-up-democrats-warn

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats’ impeachment drive serves their needs, not the country’s – Rich Lowry
https://nypost.com/2019/09/30/democrats-impeachment-drive-serves-their-needs-not-the-countrys/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Teachers Want Higher Pay, but Pensions Swallow Up the Money Offer them a deal: a raise in wages in exchange for forgoing defined-benefit retirement plans. – Daniel DiSalvo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/teachers-want-higher-pay-but-pensions-swallow-up-the-money-11569885425

FORBES
— New Research Shows Ageism Starts as Early as Age 42 – Georgene Huang
https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgenehuang/2019/09/30/new-research-shows-ageism-starts-as-early-as-age-42–heres-how-employers-can-combat-age-discrimination/

BLAST
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi Bring Back ‘The Blues Brothers’ for Pot Harvest Party – Gary Trock
https://theblast.com/c/blues-brothers-jim-belushi-dan-aykroyd-marijuana-grow-party-harvest

September 28 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When that big Federal Bus pulls up, will Illinois politicians know what to do? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-john-kass-chicago-illinois-raids-20190928-g3ubd4jfpjhapnaardnplosdhe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black market THC cartridges sold as ‘Dank Vapes’ tied to illness outbreak in Illinois, U.S. ”The outbreak currently is pointing to a greater concern around THC-containing products,” said the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/27/20887875/illinios-thc-marijuana-dank-vapes

HERALD & REVIEW
— Bill would discourage Illinois state employees from traveling to anti-abortion states for work – REBECCA ANZEL (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats introduce bills that would require everyone to officially discriminate against individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/bill-would-discourage-illinois-state-employees-from-traveling-to-anti/article_29773ee1-f205-5cdd-ba89-20fc2e8fef9b.html

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Women in Cannabis Networking Event
https://qctimes.com/calendar/illinois-women-in-cannabis-networking-event/event_8754b0a8-ce70-11e9-80b9-308d99b27d1b.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Why so much red ink in Illinois budgets? – JIM NOWLAN (DIERSEN: What percent of Illinois residents are wards of the state, public charges, and/or not productive members of society?) 
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-why-so-much-red-ink-in/article_21572656-e175-11e9-9508-936884158dcb.html

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote gender confusion.
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513922964-naperville-student-named-to-schools-task-force-on-gender-identity-equality

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— McHenry County’s $3,650-per-month cost of living is the highest in Illinois
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/513869419-mchenry-county-s-3-650-per-month-cost-of-living-is-the-highest-in-illinois

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Republican Precinct Committeeman: The Power of the Office – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/republican-precinct-committeeman-the-power-of-the-office/
— Running for GOP Precinct Committeeman: What You Need to Know – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/running-for-gop-precinct-committeeman-what-you-need-to-know/
— Precinct Committeemen and The Unavoidable Work of a Political Party – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/precinct-committeemen-and-the-unavoidable-work-of-a-political-party/
— What a Precinct Committeeman Is, And Why Conservatives Need to Run for the Office – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/what-a-precinct-committeeman-is-and-why-conservatives-need-to-run-for-the-office/
— “What Can I Do?” You Can Run For Precinct Committeeman! – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/what-can-i-do-you-can-run-for-precinct-committeeman/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rep. Ilhan Omar: Trump is welcome in Minnesota, but not his ‘campaign of lies and bigotry’ – Andrew Blake (DIERSEN: If Trump wanted to hold a campaign rally in your municipality, in your township/ward, or in your county, what would the elected officials in your municipality, in your township/ward, or in your county say?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/27/ilhan-omar-donald-trump-is-welcome-in-minnesota-bu/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Battle stations for impeachment – Hugo Gurdon
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/battle-stations-for-impeachment

AMERICAN THINKER
— Will Democrats’ Trump-hatred push us into a new civil war? – Diana Mary Sitek (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county are filled with hatred of Trump? How hard do they work against those who do not hate Trump?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/will_democrats_trumphatred_push_us_into_a_new_civil_war.html
— Donald Trump at High Noon – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/donald_trump_at_emhigh_noonem.html
— Fox News’s on air war war cools off – for now – Peter Barry Chowka
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/fox_newss_on_air_war_war_cools_off__for_now.html
— Even the illegals are fleeing California — and half the state’s voters want out, too – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/even_the_illegals_are_fleeing_california__and_half_the_states_voters_want_to_leave.html

BREITBART
— NYC Human Rights Commission Says Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Is ‘Unlawful’ – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/27/nyc-human-rights-commission-says-using-term-illegal-alien-is-unlawful/

DAILY CALLER
— Tucker Says Democrats Are Now ‘Too Radical To Win A Conventional Election’ – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/27/tucker-democrats-too-radical-to-win-election/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Targets New York Times Reporter Peter Baker After Ukraine Story – Jason Devaney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have targeted me. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would expose their disgusting operatives and their disgusting dupes.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/donald-trump/2019/09/27/id/934598/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Public opinion polls show shift toward impeaching Trump.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/463423-public-opinion-polls-show-shift-toward-impeaching-trump

ROLL CALL
— House employee survey shows discontent with pay – Chris Marquette
http://www.rollcall.com/news/house-employee-survey-shows-discontent-pay

CBS NEWS
— Trump uses Facebook to fundraise off impeachment – CAITLIN CONANT
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2020-daily-trail-markers-trump-uses-facebook-to-fundraise-off-impeachment/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want refugees because refugees vote for Democrats. RINOs want refugees because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/27/opinion/editorials/trump-refugees.html
— N.R.A.’s LaPierre Asks Trump to ‘Stop the Games’ Over Gun Legislation in Discussion About Its Support – Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/27/us/politics/trump-lapierre-nra-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products, CDC says In two states, the vast majority who were sickened used illicit THC-containing vape cartridges – Lena H. Sun and Laurie McGinley
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/09/27/most-vaping-related-lung-injuries-linked-marijuana-products-cdc-says/
— For 20 years, ‘House Hunters’ has been reliable reality TV. For millennials, it feels more like a fantasy. – Ashley Spencer (DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. Where did the down payment money come from for your first home? For me, it came from what I earned and saved a) working for IRS for 15 months in 1971 and 1972 and b) working for Firestone Stores full-time for 7 months and part-time for 18 months 1970-1972. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/for-20-years-house-hunters-has-been-reliable-reality-tv-for-millennials-it-feels-more-like-a-fantasy/2019/09/26/f054f768-d33c-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Who wants to leave California? Young voters can’t afford housing, and conservatives feel alienated – SARAH PARVINI (DIERSEN: Who in the organizations that you are a member of, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county works the hardest to make conservatives feel alienated? I should write a book about those in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County who work the hardest to make conservatives feel alienated.) 
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-27/who-wants-to-leave-california-berkeley-igs-poll
— SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 FLASHBACK: A clear and troubling picture of voter disenfranchisement – WALTON MUYUMBA (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, and in America, voters who have the following demographics are ever-increasingly disenfranchised: 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.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-one-person-no-vote-20180912-story.html

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— The era of GOP dominance in Texas is over – Richard Parker 
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Richard-Parker-The-era-of-GOP-dominance-in-Texas-14474241.php

KENTUCKY TODAY
— Better be careful what you ‘like’ – MARK MAYNARD
http://kentuckytoday.com/stories/better-be-careful-what-you-like,21791

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Americans’ Pessimism About Social Mobility Outruns the Facts Every class, but especially educated liberals, underestimates the possibility of economic advancement – Susan Pinker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-pessimism-about-social-mobility-outruns-the-facts-11569603894

September 10 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County expected to vote next month on recreational pot sales in unincorporated areas – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: During the public comment part of this meeting, fellow Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeeman Janet Shaw, myself, and one other spoke against the sale of recreational pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190910/dupage-county-expected-to-vote-next-month-on-recreational-pot-sales-in-unincorporated-areas-
— Longest-serving DuPage County Board member Jim Healy won’t seek re-election – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190910/longest-serving-dupage-county-board-member-wont-seek-re-election
— Six more Arlington Heights businesses fined for selling booze to minors – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190909/six-more-arlington-heights-businesses-fined-for-selling-booze-to-minors
— Some lawmakers wary of plan to move foster children into managed health care – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190910/some-lawmakers-wary-of-plan-to-move-foster-children-into-managed-health-care

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Skokie clears way for potential recreational marijuana dispensaries – BRIAN L. COX
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/ct-skr-skokie-recreational-pot-tl-0912-20190910-42vzunpdwremvair2raqdccjua-story.html
— Ethically, Todd Ricketts owes Cook County six more years of property taxes on his Wilmette house. He should pay up. – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-todd-ricketts-property-tax-wilmette-zorn-20190910-onaglennijf6rjpv6ap6ajmdxy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fact-check: They signed the Declaration of Independence — but nearly three-quarters also owned slaves Using books, historical organizations, research articles and other sources, PolitiFact found there is strong evidence to back Chicago documentary filmmaker Arlen Parsa’s claim. – Tom Kertscher 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/10/20859458/fact-check-declaration-independence-slaves-trumbull-painting-arlen-parsa
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Bolton ouster: Trump, aides, ‘can’t seem to get their act together’ Duckworth on the aborted meeting with the Taliban: ‘What was he doing inviting the Taliban to Camp David in the first place?’ – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/10/20859368/bolton-fired-trump-national-security-advisor-senator-tammy-duckworth

FOREST PARK REVIEW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Commissioners vote in favor of recreational marijuana – Maria Maxham
https://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/9-10-2019/Commissioners-vote-in-favor-of-recreational-marijuana-tax/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston City Council advances reparations plan to counter wealth, opportunity gaps – Cassidy Wang (DIERSEN: What do your city council members think of you? How much in reparations do they want you to pay?) 
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2019/09/10/city/council-advances-reparations-plan-to-counter-wealth-opportunity-gaps/

RANTOUL PRESS
— Kacich: Now crowd of GOP candidates for Shimkus’ U.S. House seat
https://www.rantoulpress.com/opinion/kacich-now-crowd-of-gop-candidates-for-shimkus-u-s/article_dcc97760-d3ea-11e9-9700-c7792171c9f4.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Local 150 Wins Case Against Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser, Union Contract Signed by Bob Miller Covering Entire Gasser Term Ruled OK
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/10/local-150-wins-case-against-algonquin-township-road-commissioner-andrew-gasser/ 
— David McSweeney Gets Pat on the Back from Tribune Columnist
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/10/david-mcsweeney-gets-pat-on-the-back-from-tribune-columnist/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: Nancy Pelosi Will Not Allow a Vote on Medicare-for-All, Catalina Lauf Talks to FOX Business, Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti Speak in West Dundee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/10/il-06-il-14-nancy-pelosi-will-not-allow-a-vote-on-medicare-for-all-catalina-lauf-talks-to-fox-business-jeanne-ives-and-evelyn-sanguinetti-speak-in-west-dundee/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Schedules Quarter-ending Fundraiser in Crystal Lake 9/29
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/10/il-14-james-marter-schedules-quarter-ending-fundraiser-in-crystal-lake-9-29/ 
— Jack Franks Wrong on History for the Year After He Was Born
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/10/jack-franks-weak-on-history-for-the-year-he-was-born/ 
— Skillicorn Tours McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/09/skillicorn-tours-mchenry-county-jail/

CAPITOL FAX
— The NRCC’s oh-so-subtle press releases (cont.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/10/the-nrccs-oh-so-subtle-press-releases-cont/ 

GOPUSA
— Trump fires John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=75821
— Obama untouched by climate change reality
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=75810

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Walsh trashes GOP’s ‘undemocratic bulls–‘ as four state parties cancel primary contests – Bailey Vogt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/10/joe-walsh-rips-gop-king-trump-gop-primary-canceled/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The ‘moderates’ in the Democrat field – Jon N. Hall
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/the_moderates_in_the_democrat_field.html

BREITBART
— Research: 600K Illegal Aliens Expected to Successfully Enter U.S. this Year – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/10/research-600k-illegal-aliens-expected-to-successfully-enter-u-s-this-year/

TOWNHALL
— There Are No Rules For Democrats – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/09/10/there-are-no-rules-for-democrats-n2552784

THE HILL
— Trump wins 60 percent approval in rural areas of key states – JONATHAN EASLEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/460718-trump-wins-60-percent-approval-in-rural-areas-of-key-states

ROLL CALL
— Trump attacks new poll showing his approval rating tumbling Washington Post-ABC survey shows a 6-point drop over a summer of self-inflicted wounds, trade war – John T. Bennett
https://www.rollcall.com/news/whitehouse/trump-attacks-new-poll-showing-approval-rating-tumbling
— Rodney Davis seeks to ban public financing in campaigns Illinois Republican’s bill is unlikely to move in Democrat-controlled House – Kate Ackley
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/rodney-davis-seeks-ban-public-financing-campaigns

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Still Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/september_2019/most_still_oppose_driver_s_licenses_for_illegal_immigrants

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What do you say to those who harm people to curry favor with other people? I should write a book about the following. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
– Whites who harm other Whites to curry favor with those who are anti-White
– Men who harm other men to curry favor with those who are anti-men
– Older people who harm other older people to curry favor with those who are anti-older people
– Non-poor people who harm other non-poor people to curry favor with those who are anti-non-poor people
– Heterosexuals who harm other heterosexuals to curry favor with those who are anti-heterosexual
– German Americans who harm other German Americans to curry favor with those who are anti-German American
– Non-recent immigrants who harm other non-recent immigrants to curry favor with those who are anti-non-recent immigrants
– Those who claim to be Christian who harm Christians to curry favor with those who are anti-Christian
– Those who claim to be conservative who harm conservatives to curry favor with those who are anti-conservative
– Those who claim to be Republican who harm Republicans to curry favor with those who are anti-Republican

September 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Fact-checking Congressman Sean Casten’s statement on climate change – Rachel Davis
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-fact-checking-rep-sean-castens-statement-on-climate-change/5522267/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— America’s outbreak of vaping illness and its most vulnerable victims — teens – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-vaping-illness-epidemic-vitamin-e-acetate-20190906-6dyc4z72afcxlgwdpibnqza5n4-story.html
— Top 5 cannabis industry scandals – DEBRA BORCHARDT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-tft-cannabis-industry-scandals-20190906-2nlxpij5sncqdokdnhiel2wpty-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Legal pot is coming, and suburban police want more drug recognition experts – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190907/legal-pot-is-coming-and-suburban-police-want-more-drug-recognition-experts

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Towns should opt out on marijuana – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/letters/voice-of-the-people-towns-should-opt-out-on-marijuana/article_965b8868-d0ac-11e9-8f3e-537d84168c46.html

MADISON RECORD
— State Sen. Paul Schimpf won’t seek re-election amid speculation of federal judgeship – John Breslin
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/513459800-state-sen-schimpf-won-t-seek-re-election-amid-speculation-of-federal-judgeship

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Redistricting effort marshaling forces – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Redistricting-effort-marshaling-forces-14421724.php

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: First Weekend to Circulate Candidate Petitions, Party Time! UPDATED 1X
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/07/il-14-first-weekend-to-circulate-candidate-petitions-party-time/ 
— Kenneally Correct about LaSalle County Time Card Prosecution
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/07/kenneally-correct-about-lasalle-county-time-card-prosecution/ 
— Appellate Court Considers Several Issues of First Impression in Algonquin Township Road District v. Local 150 Unionization Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/06/appellate-court-considers-several-issues-of-first-impression-in-algonquin-township-road-district-v-local-150-case/

FRANK NAPOLITANO
— Precinct Committeeman
https://www.franknapolitano.com/precinct-committeeman

FOX NEWS
— Hannity: Trump vs. the Radical Left
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/hannity-trump-vs-the-radical-left

AMERICAN THINKER
— Chick-fil-A opens first international store as eager customers step over bodies of ‘die-in’ protestors – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/chickfila_opens_first_international_store_as_eager_customers_step_over_bodies_of_diein_protestors.html

NEWSMAX
— Treating Depression Can Help People With Diabetes Live Longer (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on making me feel depressed. They focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/health-depression-diabetes/2019/07/04/id/923317/

DAILY CALLER
— David Hogg Blames America’s ‘History Of White Supremacy’ For Gun Violence – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/07/david-hogg-gun-violence-racism/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Here’s Why We Aren’t—and Never Should Be—a Pure Democracy – Jarrett Stepman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those elected/appointed to represent share fewer and fewer of my demographics, values, and/or beliefs.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/29/heres-why-we-arent-and-never-should-be-a-pure-democracy/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Trump’s Real Opponent in 2020: The Liberal Media – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2019/09/07/trumps-real-opponent-2020-liberal-media

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Chick-fil-A’s Canada opening stormed by protesters – Vivek Saxena 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/07/chick-fil-as-canada-opening-stormed-by-long-lines-protesters-820378

THE HILL
— Durbin tells FDA chief to ‘stop this vaping epidemic’ or resign – NATHANIEL WEIXEL
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/460304-durbin-tells-fda-chief-to-stop-vaping-epidemic-or-resign

USA TODAY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Presidential pot: Why 2020 Democrats are ready to legalize marijuana – Trevor Hughes
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/07/2020-what-biden-warren-and-sanders-said-marijuana-legalization/2079187001/

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE
— Michelle Malkin, the conservative pundit of El Paso County, isn’t going silent – Debbie Kelley
https://gazette.com/news/michelle-malkin-the-conservative-pundit-of-el-paso-county-isn/article_004a9dfc-d0d2-11e9-aa58-1f125a3ce51f.html

DAILY BEAST
— Donald Trump Suggests Two Washington Post Reporters be Banned From White House Grounds – Barbie Latza Nadeau (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they want to ban me from all Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, DuPage County, and Illinois meetings and events. They reject a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the IRP platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-suggests-two-washington-post-reporters-be-banned-from-white-house-grounds

August 27 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Wheaton plans to ban recreational pot sales, citing ‘unknowns’ of legalization – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen, DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Tim Whelan, Former Milton Township Trustee Don Sender, Wheaton Liquor & Tobacco Control Commission Chairman Mark Taylor, Gary Knosp, and me spoke against the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton at Wheaton’s public hearing on the issue Monday evening, August 26, 2019. Hearing attendees included Bob Cherry and Carl and Dagmar Lofgren.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190827/wheaton-plans-to-ban-recreational-pot-sales-citing-unknowns-of-legalization
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I just don’t see an advantage to being a first mover on this,” Mayor Phil Suess said. “And a very practical consideration: We say yes to this, the next discussion is where does it go? And I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a pretty profound discussion if we went that way in the context of ‘not in my backyard.'” Some council members also prefer to take that wait-and-see approach, indicating they could revisit public health and safety questions once the market establishes itself in towns that are now planning to allow dispensaries. “If we opt out now, we have the ability at any point to opt back in after time has passed and seeing OK, what has Lombard done?” Councilman Christopher Zaruba said. . .”People will prefer to buy their marijuana illegally to avoid the high costs due to taxes and regulation,” Councilwoman Suzanne Fitch said.)
— DuPage County taking more time to consider marijuana sales – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: At this meeting, Former Milton Township Trustee Don Sender and I urged DuPage County to ban the sale of pot in its unincorporated areas.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190827/dupage-county-taking-more-time-to-consider-marijuana-sales
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Board member Tim Elliott urged the county to opt out. “To me, it’s not a question of money,” the Glen Ellyn Republican said. “It’s about what’s the right thing to do for our citizens.” Elliott said it’s possible that state lawmakers will make changes to the cannabis law during the fall veto session. For example, the number of licenses statewide could be increased, he said. “So I would prefer to see us opt out, at least in the short-term, to see what our municipalities do and, frankly, to see what Springfield does,” Elliott said. . .”I am stunned to see that we would even contemplate allowing zoning in an area that close to a high school, whether the regulations are there or not,” said board member Robert Larsen, a Wheaton Republican. “I think that’s a big mistake, and I hope we don’t go that route.”)
— Robbins recommended for vacant Wheaton City Council seat
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190827/robbins-recommended-for-vacant-wheaton-city-council-seat
— Presidential candidate Joe Walsh: ‘I’m done with talk radio’ – Robert Feder
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190827/feder-presidential-candidate-joe-walsh-im-done-with-talk-radio
— New gun dealer regulations proposed in Illinois – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190827/new-gun-dealer-regulations-proposed-in-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women that Republicans cause all their problems.
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190827/lake-county-womens-coalition-to-host-equality-event
— Why some residents oppose putting treatment center in Itasca hotel – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190827/why-some-residents-oppose-putting-treatment-center-in-itasca-hotel
— Lake County Board members laud new law providing ability to remove leader – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190827/lake-county-board-members-laud-new-law-providing-ability-to-remove-leader

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage County debates recreational marijuana sales, identifies possible dispensary site near Metea Valley High School – ALICIA FABBRE (DIERSEN: At this meeting, Former Milton Township Trustee Don Sender and I urged DuPage County to ban the sale of pot in its unincorporated areas.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-marijuana-st-0828-20190827-ljgrpncb2raqvluqmzhj7kvxga-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: County board member Sean Noonan, an Elmhurst Republican who also is a Bloomingdale police officer, said he would support opting out. “Many young people view marijuana to be less risky,” Noonan said. “In my opinion, marijuana is a gateway to other drugs.”)
— Why I appreciate presidential candidate Joe Walsh — for now – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-joe-walsh-donald-trump-republicans-eagles-page-20190827-peivq7qpjjgf7msi5dl2fyidhe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Three ways Republicans in Congress have worked to protect American voters No one wants foreign interference in our elections. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/27/20833986/voting-security-russian-hacking-election-security-assistance-act-rodney-davis

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Presidential candidate Joe Walsh takes Mundelein home off the market Walsh and his wife, Helene Miller Walsh, were asking $697,000 for the home, on seven acres, when they put it on the market in late May. Today, they took it off. – DENNIS RODKIN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/presidential-candidate-joe-walsh-takes-mundelein-home-market

ABC7
— Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announces Code for America partnership to expunge marijuana convictions
https://abc7chicago.com/kim-foxx-announces-code-for-america-partnership-to-expunge-marijuana-convictions/5495661/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Foxx unveils plan to expunge ‘tens of thousands’ of pot convictions
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190827/foxx-unveils-plan-to-expunge-tens-of-thousands-of-pot-convictions

NBC5
— GOP Trump Challengers Won’t Get Much Help From Their Party – Will Weissert
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/gop-trump-challengers-wont-get-much-help-from-their-party-558424141.html

ABC ST. LOUIS
— Biden: Racism in US is institutional, ‘white man’s problem’ – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be anti-White, anti-male, anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://abcstlouis.com/news/nation-world/biden-racism-in-us-is-institutional-white-mans-problem

WGLT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Sees ‘Lots’ Of Interest In Opening Marijuana Shops In Bloomington – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/mayor-sees-lots-interest-opening-marijuana-shops-bloomington#stream/0

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Kendall municipalities should permit and control marijuana sales – Editorial
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2019/08/21/our-view-kendall-municipalities-should-permit-and-control-marijuana-sales/ayi5t52/

WHEATON PATCH
— Conversation and Coffee with State Representative Amy Grant
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/calendar/event/20190829/627720/conversation-and-coffee-with-state-representative-amy-grant
— DuPage Sheriff’s Car Show Raises $5K For Special Olympics More than 120 classic, sport, and vintage cars were on display at the first-ever county car show. – Lisa Marie Farver 
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-sheriffs-car-show-raises-5k-special-olympics

CITY OF WHEATON
— Wheaton West District Appointment at Sept. 3 Council Meeting
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=284
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The Wheaton Mayor and City Council will be considering Lynn Robbins to fill the West District Wheaton City Council seat at the City Council’s Sept. 3, 2019 meeting. If approved by the Mayor and City Council, Ms. Robbins will be filling the West District seat recently vacated as a result of Councilman Scalzo’s resignation from the City Council. The appointment will expire May 2021. The Mayor and City Council were very impressed with the number and qualifications of residents who applied for this appointment.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Federal Judge Says Sham Candidates OK
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/27/federal-judge-says-sham-candidates-ok/ 
— First In-Depth Interview of 14th Congressional District Hopeful Catalina Lauf
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/26/first-in-depth-interview-of-14th-congressional-district-hopeful-catalina-lauf/ 
— IL-14: Allen West to Catalina Lauf: “Way to go, Catalina!”, Jim Oberweis and Ted Gradel Still Owe Financial Disclosure Statements
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/27/il-14-allen-west-to-catalina-lauf-way-to-go-catalina-jim-oberweis-and-ted-gradel-still-owe-financial-disclosure-statements/ 
— Walsh Says He’s Quiting Talk Radio, But Monday WIND Still Announcing the Joe Walsh Show
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/27/walsh-says-hes-quiting-talk-radio-but-monday-wind-still-announced-the-joe-walsh-show/
— Another National Publication Interviews Catalina Lauf
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/27/another-national-publication-interviews-catalina-lauf/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— FreedomWorks Of America Endorses Ives in IL-06 Race
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513261195-freedomworks-of-america-endorses-ives-in-il-06-race 
— Ives speaks at Conservative Activist Conference – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513258323-ives-speaks-at-conservative-activist-conference

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Journalists Are Powerful Public Figures and We Should Treat Them as Such – Alex Griswold
https://freebeacon.com/politics/journalists-are-powerful-public-figures-and-we-should-treat-them-as-such/ 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/opinion/trump-immigration.html
— Slavery and the Holocaust: How Americans and Germans Cope With Past Evils – Deborah E. Lipstadt (DIERSEN: Who hates German Americans the most in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are nasty. I should write a book about a) how my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government used and b) how my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois use my 100% German national origin against me. They constantly foisted/foist negative German stereotypes on me. I would focus on those who are German American, but who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me to curry favor with those who hate German Americans. They paint themselves as being “good” German Americans who go around destroying “bad” Germans like me. In my defense, I stress that they all my ancestors immigrated way back during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that if he had not been 4-F, my father would have fought the Germans during WWII. If DNA information had been available back when I worked for the federal government, I would have stressed that. According to http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/books/review/learning-from-the-germans-susan-neiman.html

PBS
— What Joe Walsh thinks about immigration, climate change and Trump
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-joe-walsh-thinks-about-immigration-climate-change-and-trump