August 20 Morning Edition

— Ex-top cop Garry McCarthy defends background checks on Chicago Police Board speakers: ‘I’d like to know it. Wouldn’t you?’ – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To smear those who oppose abortion, abortion promoters promote 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh who is charged with threatening a Chicago abortion clinic in online posts.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The federal government pays its similarly qualified employees who are minority and/or female more than it pays its employees who are White males.

— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: J.B.’s ‘Windy City Rehab’: Pritzker spends $275K of his wealth to fix up Chicago offices — but leaves GOP suite a fixer upper The stained gray carpets, some with duct tape to hold them together, are gone — at least in the offices of the governor and his staff. There’s now a dividing line between Pritzker’s staff and the offices housing Republican staffers on the 16th floor — a spiffy new blue carpet butting up against the tattered gray one. – Tina Sfondeles
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: St. Charles leaning toward allowing 2 recreational pot businesses – Lauren Rohr
— Political leaders condemn mock assassination during fundraiser in Winfield – Marie Wilson
— OUTSTANDING: Park Ridge leaning toward ban on recreational marijuana sales – Jennifer Shea
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Why teen vaping is an epidemic that needs urgent attention, experts warn – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Lisle delaying vote on potential marijuana sales – Robert Sanchez

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: St. Charles leaning in favor of allowing sale of recreational marijuana City Council committee recommends allowing two recreational marijuana dispensaries – ERIC SCHELKOPF

— Democratic Illinois state Sen. Martin Sandoval blames fundraiser entertainment vendor for mock Trump assassination photos – Dan Petrella and Jamie Munks

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To smear those who oppose abortion, abortion promoters promote 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh who is charged with threatening a Chicago abortion clinic in online posts.

— On the ‘election security’ bill – Editorial

— Davis Answer Questions, Heckling, In 2nd “Open Govt. Night”

— Urbana residents speak up at session on recreational marijuana sales – Haydee Clotter
— Rep. Davis holds second ‘Open Government Night’ forum – Lauren Kostiuk

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that they will cause a recession if Trump is reelected.

— Divided City Council Decides Against Public Hearing On Cannabis In an informal 4-3 vote, the Highland Park City Council opted to take a “wait and see” approach to recreational cannabis businesses. – Jonah Meadows

— LGBTQ Curriculum Law ‘Encouraging’ To Some, ‘Not Right’ To Others The new Illinois law, signed Aug. 9, 2019, by Gov. Pritzker, is getting both praise and backlash among Patch readers. – Rebecca Bream

— Democrats ruining America’s cities Weekly mass shootings reveal progressive policy failures – Lewis K. Uhler and Peter J. Ferrara

— ‘Woke’ Google continues to face accusations of racism, sexism – Kaylee McGhee
— People who worked with Scaramucci confirm Trump claim he ‘abused staff’ – Steven Nelson (DIERSEN: If people falsely and publicly charged you with abusing someone at an event, what would you do? Would you send them cease and desist letters with copies to all those who attended the event? Would you publically identify a) those who falsely and publicly charged you with abuse, b) those who allegedly witnessed the abuse, c) those who were allegedly abused, d) those who have sided with your accusers, and/or e) those who have already publicly sanctioned you for the alleged abuse? Would you sue your accusers? Would you sue those who already sanctioned you for the alleged abuse?)

— After mock Trump assassination photos at liberal fundraiser, Scalise asks when the left will denounce its violence – Frank Miles
— Liberals ‘rooting against America’ because they’re ‘furious’ they might lose in 2020 – Charles Creitz
— Jeffrey Lord: NYT ‘Stalinizing’ America, left wants to re-write American history on race – Danielle Wallace

— Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Wants Illegals to Fill American Jobs, Hires Zuckerberg Cheap Labor Aide – JOHN BINDER
— Sanctuary City New York Likely Freed 3K Criminal Illegal Aliens in Last Year – JOHN BINDER
— Anthony Scaramucci Wants to Recruit Former Cabinet Members to Denounce Trump – JOSHUA CAPLAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have denounced me. I would focus on those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or religious clout, their operatives, and their dupes. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee 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.)

— Race Card: Bernie Sanders would release half the prison population

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To smear those who oppose abortion, abortion promoters promote 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh who is charged with threatening a Chicago abortion clinic in online posts.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To smear those who oppose abortion, abortion promoters promote 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh who is charged with threatening a Chicago abortion clinic in online posts.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being a racist and even worse things.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly Democrats promote age discrimination.

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH FOUR BIG COLOR PICTURES: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage Hispanics to not only hate Trump, but to hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— If Economy Sours, Democrats Will Face a Tough Choice – Gerald F. Seib (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
— Pot Industry Underestimates Old-School Dealers Even in states where cannabis is fully legal, the black market is proving more resilient than expected – Carol Ryan
— ‘The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet’ Review: Protecting the Providers Section 230 protects websites and online service providers from liability for what their users post. Has the time come to rethink it? – Barton Swaim

— A jury on Monday awarded nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination.

— Forum, debate slated in Springfield for candidates for mayor, City Council

— Boom in Cosmetic Surgery Linked to Age Discrimination – Patricia Barnes