October 15 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago marijuana sales will be banned downtown, Mayor Lightfoot says in proposed ordinance (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it will bring down everything around it.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayors-proposed-ordinance-for-chicago-marijuana-sales-includes-downtown-sale-ban/5546922/
— Democrats on House Judiciary Committee hold 1st impeachment hearing for Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-judiciary-committee-holds-1st-impeachment-hearing/5545747/
— NC high school cheerleaders on probation after posing with Trump 2020 sign
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/cheerleaders-on-probation-after-posing-with-trump-2020-sign/5545365/

NBC5
— Dispensaries Would be Banned From Downtown Chicago Under Proposed Marijuana Rules Dispensaries would not be permitted within 500 feet of schools under the proposed plan (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it will bring down everything around it.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/proposed-marijuana-rules-would-keep-dispensaries-out-of-downtown-chicago-560611451.html

CBS2
— College Of DuPage Faculty Union Votes To Authorize Strike
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/17/college-of-dupage-strike-vote/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No public weed consumption under Lightfoot’s proposed recreational marijuana zoning rules  The mayor would also prohibit the sale of legal weed in the Central Business District, within 500 feet of schools and in districts zoned ‘residential.’ – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it will bring down everything around it.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/17/20870465/recreational-marijuana-pot-chicago-zoning-rules-mayor-lori-lightfoot
— Chicago reparations movement opts for a go-slow approach – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Who would the Democrats pick in your precinct to determine how much reparations each resident of your precinct a) should pay and b) should get? What criteria will they use?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/9/17/20870785/chicago-reparations-resolution-commission-willie-wilson-city-council

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Legal marijuana dispensaries would be banned in most of downtown Chicago under Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed zoning rules – GREGORY PRATT and LAUREN ZUMBACH (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it will bring down everything around it.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-dispensary-rules-zoning-lightfoot-20190917-j5scteu2gfhute2d5o2nqle7ce-story.html
— Potency, access and overconsumption have Elgin police worried with legalized pot on the horizon – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-police-bracing-legal-pot-st-0915-20190917-e4n2ypvchza5hn5f5bio3khggy-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: East Dundee starts process of allowing recreational pot to be sold, taxed in village – ERIN SAUDER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-east-dundee-recreational-pot-sales-st-0918-20190917-3plg4xjw3ja7rgejf2yefeladi-story.html
— Review of shelter data finds high numbers of ex-convicts – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-ct–homeless-shelters-ex-convicts-20190917-story.html
— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: Oak Park votes 4-3 to allow recreational marijuana businesses as permitted use – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-recreational-marijuana-tl-0919-20190917-wjdqn66zfnbkradv5utlc4dcxe-story.html
— Officials say it’s too early to tell what should be done with more than 2,000 fetal remains found at abortion doc’s home in Will County – GRANT MORGAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-too-early-to-tell-2000-fetal-remains-st-0918-20190917-5uuru22r7natrfnbkqmucdx5we-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Cronin: DuPage can’t afford county clerk’s big requested budget increase for elections – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190917/cronin-dupage-cant-afford-county-clerks-big-requested-budget-increase-for-elections

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— No weed sales downtown: Team Lightfoot The mayor debuts her first moves into regulating recreational marijuana in the city. – A.D. QUIG (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it will bring down everything around it.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/no-weed-sales-downtown-team-lightfoot
— Lightfoot tries to walk a narrow line with pot plan The mayor aims to maximize city tax revenue and boost neighborhood equity, in part by banning sales downtown. How’s that going to work out? – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it will bring down everything around it.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-tries-walk-narrow-line-pot-plan

WGN TV
— Most downtown legal marijuana dispensaries would be banned under mayor’s proposal
https://wgntv.com/2019/09/17/most-downtown-legal-marijuana-dispensaries-would-be-banned-under-mayors-proposal/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— In era of legal pot, can police search cars based on odor? – AP
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/nation/in-era-of-legal-pot-can-police-search-cars-based/article_6201e630-d885-11e9-a7ae-f7c110c12c72.html

FOREST PARK REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/9-17-2019/Yes,-on-recreational-marijuana-sales/

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Democrats should be very, very worried – Editorial
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/other-view-democrats-should-be-very-very-worried/article_ec0498c0-d982-11e9-b677-df17e381773f.html

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Evanston moves forward with recreational marijuana legalization – Samantha Handler
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2019/09/17/city/evanston-moves-forward-with-recreational-marijuana-legalization/

WAND
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Danville gives green light to recreational marijuana sales tax
https://www.wandtv.com/news/danville-gives-green-light-to-recreational-marijuana-sales-tax/article_0330136c-d9b0-11e9-906e-5fb9e8f466d2.html

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Convicted Of A Weed Crime? Expungement Clinic Aims To Help People Clear Their Records In West Loop This Weekend During the clinic, volunteer attorneys will be on hand to provide free legal advice and begin the record-clearing and expungement process. – Mauricio Peña (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/17/busted-for-a-weed-crime-expungement-clinic-aims-to-help-clear-low-level-convictions-in-west-loop-this-weekend/

JEANNE IVES FOR CONGRESS
— Ives Responds to Casten Hyping Kavanaugh Impeachment Sean Casten supports politically-motivated smear campaigns over due process because he is an ideological extremist. 
https://mailchi.mp/39766d1e8c39/ives-responds-to-casten-hyping-kavanaugh-impeachment

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Pension reform should be top priority, Ives says – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513524361-pension-reform-should-be-top-priority-ives-says

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Pecatonica Township bans critic from attending meetings – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/09/pecatonica-township-bans-critic-from-attending-meetings/

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/17/looking-on-the-bright-side-9/
— Fear and loathing in Itasca
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/17/fear-and-loathing-in-itasca/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— School board in Texas fires teacher who reported ‘illegal students’ to Trump – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/17/georgia-clark-carter-riverside-high-school-teacher/

BREITBART
— Poll: 3-in-4 Swing Voters Oppose Democrats’ Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/17/poll-3-in-4-swing-voters-oppose-democrats-drivers-licenses-for-illegal-aliens/

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Calls for Investigation of Abortion Doctor Who Had Over 2,000 Fetal Remains – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-calls-for-investigation-of-abortion-doctor-who-had-over-2000-fetal-remains_3084827.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— Hillary Clinton Slams Facebook For Allowing ‘Trump’s Propaganda’ To Thrive In rebuking the platform, the 2016 presidential candidate cited a “disturbing” report on the Trump campaign’s deceptions. – Amy Russo
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-facebook-ads-propaganda_n_5d814175e4b05f8fb6eeff0e

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/border-fence-construction-could-destroy-archaeological-sites-national-park-service-finds/2019/09/17/35338b18-d64b-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html
— Trump’s effort to court Hispanic voters isn’t as crazy as it sounds – Henry Olsen (DIERSEN: Which candidates, if any, court voters who share your demographics? Democrat and RINO candidates do little or nothing to court voters who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/17/trumps-effort-court-hispanic-voters-isnt-crazy-it-sounds/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Don’t Cancel the GOP Primaries Trump has nothing to fear if he’s as popular as the polls say. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-cancel-the-gop-primaries-11568753944

FORBES
— 5 Keys To Retaining Millennial Employees, The ‘Job-Hopper’ Generation – Ashley Stahl
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2019/09/17/5-keys-to-retaining-millennial-employees-the-job-hopper-generation/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— How to watch the first-ever 2020 Republican presidential debate – Grace Panetta
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-republican-presidential-debate-2019-9

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Is Tucker Carlson the Most Important Pundit in America? – Park MacDougald
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/is-tucker-carlson-the-most-important-pundit-in-america.html

ATLANTIC
— American Migration Patterns Should Terrify the GOP Millennial movers have hastened the growth of left-leaning metros in southern red states such as Texas, Arizona, and Georgia. It could be the biggest political story of the 2020s. – Derek Thompson
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/american-migration-patterns-should-terrify-gop/598153/

CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS
— The Harvest of American Racism Why Distressed Communities Are Distressed – Olugbenga Ajilore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame all problems on Republicans.)
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/news/2019/09/17/474567/harvest-american-racism/

FED SMITH
— Agencies Told to Improve Job Candidate Assessments (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/agencies-told-to-improve-job-candidate-assessments/

KOENIG RUBLOFF
— FOR SALE: 1020 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton – $984,000
https://www.koenigrubloff.com/homes-for-sale/1020-S-Wheaton-Avenue-Wheaton-IL-60189-280420207

August 9 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— 10 want West District seat on Wheaton City Council – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: I urge everyone who is interested in this, and especially Wheaton’s West District residents, to a) find out everything that they can about the 10 candidates, b) analyze that information, c) determine who they believe the top 1, 2, or 3 candidates should be, and d) email their recommendation to Wheaton’s City Council at [email protected] along with their reasons for their recommendation. I hope that in the days ahead, the Daily Herald provides much more information about the 10 candidates. I hope that the Daily Herald a) asks the 10 candidates to complete a detailed questionnaire and b) publishes the responses to that questionnaire. Wheaton West District residents should have the right to know not only the applicants’ names, but a) how long they have lived in the city and in the district, b) their political affiliation, c) why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, d) what they believe the most important issues are that the city needs to address, e) what their opinion is on how those issues could be addressed, f) will they vote for or against selling pot in Wheaton, g) what their work experience is, h) what their education is, i) what professional certifications and licenses are, and j) what experience do they have carrying out typical city council functions: Review and approve the annual budget; Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities; Oversee performance of the local public employees; Oversee effectiveness of programs; Establish tax rates; Enter into legal contracts; Borrow funds; Pass ordinances and resolutions; Modify the city’s charter; Regulate land use through zoning laws; Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations; Regulate public health and safety; Exercise the power of eminent domain; Communicate policies and programs to residents; Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and Represent the community to other levels of government. (SEE: https://www.nlc.org/city-councils )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190809/10-want-west-district-seat-on-wheaton-city-council
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton City Council members have their pick of 10 applicants seeking to fill a vacant seat representing the West District. The group of candidates vying for a 2-year appointment to the council includes some familiar names in DuPage County politics. The applicants are: Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Robert McNeily, Lynn Robbins, Mark Kmiecik, Angela Blatner, David Diersen, Khizar Jafri and Krista Selvey. Diersen is the founder of the daily newsletter Gopillinois.com. McNeily lost his bid for the West District seat in 2016 against incumbent Todd Scalzo. According to his LinkedIn page, he is the Midwest regional manager of Turning Point USA, a conservative group founded by Wheeling High School alum Charlie Kirk for college and high school students. Robbins, a former Illinois Park and Recreation Association board member, also ran unsuccessfully against Scalzo for the West District seat in 2016. Kmiecik finished third in another three-way race for the seat in 2009. Jafri, a finance and accounting consultant, lost to Tim Elliott for a District 4 spot on the DuPage County Board in 2016. The Democrat was seeking his first elected office at the time. Four council members represent Wheaton’s four voting districts, while two members and the mayor are elected at-large. The seat became vacant in July when Scalzo, an attorney, stepped down after 10 years. The council is set to vote on appointing his successor in September. Council members recently filled another empty 2-year council seat. The North District seat became vacant in May when Phil Suess was sworn in as Wheaton’s first new mayor in 12 years. The council named Christopher Zaruba to the post on July 1 from a field of 13 applicants.)
— Religious hypocrisy – Mary Plunkett, Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190809/religious-hypocrisy
— Twitter reposts McConnell threat video after appeal – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190809/news/308099889/

ABC7
— Rod Blagojevich: Trump ‘very strongly’ considering commuting prison sentence – Mark Rivera, Chuck Goudie, Eric Horng and Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-strongly-considering-commuting-rod-blagojevichs-sentence/5451939/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: “Chicago immigration organizations” side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-groups-take-action-after-ice-arrests-680-mississippi-workers/5453746/

CBS2
— Raid On Poultry Plant Owned By Park Ridge Company To Have Long Term Effects
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/09/raid-on-poultry-plant-owned-by-park-ridge-company-to-have-long-term-effects/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Biden says ‘poor kids’ just as bright as ‘white kids’ in latest gaffe
https://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/biden-says-poor-kids-just-as-bright-as-white-kids-in-latest-gaffe

FOX ST. LOUIS
— Illinois GOP urges Trump not to set Blagojevich free – AP
https://fox2now.com/2019/08/09/illinois-gop-urges-trump-not-to-set-blagojevich-free/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot goes national with criticism of Ivanka Trump’s social media comments: ‘You don’t govern by tweet’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-cnn-msnbc-trump-gun-violence-20190809-wn47k443jne5zp5nomiwbx4jji-story.html
— Lake Zurich officials remain divided on whether to permit or ban recreational marijuana sales – PHIL ROCKROHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-zurich/ct-lzc-lake-zurich-recreational-marijuana-sales-tl-0815-20190809-bmpaaocfhrht3eygvrfsgb5pcu-story.html
— Hundreds of small pension funds statewide face troubling debt. Is consolidation the way to go? – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-police-fire-pension-debt-20190809-l27llnj4xfdqvg5qbzck4h372m-story.html
— Can Trump get universal background checks? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-background-checks-guns-nra-20190809-eq35f52sfrc3bbqcsu4z35edve-story.html
— Where will Chicago’s first casino land? Here’s how the 5 proposed sites compare. – BLAIR KAMIN, MEGHAN KELLY, RYAN ORI, and MARY WISNIEWSKI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-viz-chicago-casino-sites-analyzed-htmlstory.html
— Amid sexual harassment allegations in his organization, House Speaker Michael Madigan trumpets signing of anti-harassment law – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-sexual-harassment-law-michael-madigan-20190809-odmqtiil6jd5hpwzcpuv5244ca-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Where the jobs are in Chicago: downtown, and that’s a good thing It’s also where most new employment in the city will continue to be. And it isn’t just people with MBAs or law degrees who will be getting hired. – Ed Zotti (DIERSEN: I worked in downtown Chicago in 1971 and then 1973-1997.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/9/20759346/chicago-jobs-employment-downtown-loop-income-equality-ed-zotti-city-crossroads
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/8/20792332/el-paso-texas-mass-shooting-president-donald-trump-little-village-mexicans-latinos-marlen-garcia
— Beware of the disinformation campaign against a fairer tax for Illinois The nature of the levy — progressive income tax versus flat income tax — makes it no harder or easier, politically speaking, to raise taxes on the middle class. But that’s not what progressive-tax opponents want you to hear. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/9/20792109/illinois-progressive-fair-graduated-income-tax-j-b-pritzker-john-canning-flat

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Time to tidy up the state Senate—before the feds do it Senate President John Cullerton ought to take a page out of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s book and make ethics rules a priority in his chamber lest things go south in his tenure’s sunset years. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/time-tidy-state-senate-feds-do-it

PEKIN TIMES
— Taking the pulse: Tazewell County Republicans – Montana Samuels
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20190809/taking-pulse-tazewell-county-republicans

HERALD & REVIEW & MDJ ONLINE & PLATT COUNTY JOURNAL REPUBLICAN & CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS & ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois municipalities seek clarifications on recreational marijuana legalization – REBECCA ANZEL
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-municipalities-seek-clarifications-on-recreational-marijuana-legalization/article_2d287293-fd9b-5fd5-b58a-e9870f0f8f64.html
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-municipalities-seek-clarifications-on-recreational-marijuana-legalization/article_d51fbb12-5b1b-589a-943d-0fb16d528e87.html
https://www.journal-republican.com/news/cannabis-confusion-may-lead-to-trailer-bill/article_d3d8d9a6-bae6-11e9-8ee1-6335272d7a02.html
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/Blog/Posts/458/Uncategorized/2019/8/States-municipalities-seek-clarifications-on-recreational-marijuana-legalization/blog-post/
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Pot-law-is-hazy-on-town-8217-s-rights-Illinois-14294240.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The state organization representing local units of government is asking leaders in the General Assembly to make clarifying changes to the recreational marijuana law before it takes effect Jan. 1. Brad Cole, executive director of the Illinois Municipal League, said the 1,298 cities, villages and towns in the state need guidance on four aspects of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, signed into law by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in late June. There is confusion, he said, about how law enforcers will know a person who is growing cannabis in their home is doing so legally as a prescribed medical marijuana user. Municipalities also are uncertain how they may regulate the drug. Cole is asking legislators to write what is known as a trailer bill, a companion measure that clarifies a statute. The idea has bipartisan support. Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, one of the statute’s framers and her chamber’s sponsor, said it’s likely that a trailer bill will happen. Republican Sen. Jason Barickman, from Bloomington, said he thinks his colleagues spent “a lot of time on the legislative language,” and any subsequent bill should be consistent with the goals of the original negotiations. “I understand and support the idea of a trailer bill to make clarifications that the various stakeholders have brought forward. I think it’s very likely we’ll see one for multiple reasons, and we may see it as early as this fall,” he said. “I anticipate hearing from many stakeholders about clarifications they would like to see. By and large, that’s what the IML is seeking here.” In a letter to lawmakers, Cole highlighted four points the league’s members would like the General Assembly to address. Each one, he said, was mentioned in his testimony before a panel of legislators in late May before the recreational marijuana bill became law. “These are common sense issues” to determine what is legal and what is no, Cole said. The new law allows those who have a medical marijuana card to grow no more than five plants in their home without needing to be a licensed cultivation center or craft grower. The League’s concern, Cole wrote in his letter, is the lack of “registration or notification requirements to municipalities or their police departments” about which residences can legally grow cannabis plants. “We’re saying, we need to know,” he said. “How do we know if these are five legal plants or five illegal plants?” Steans said the idea of “a registry had been raised,” but some interest groups expressed concerns it might be a civil rights violation. She added local governing bodies would know if the plants were legal by asking whether their owner had a medical marijuana card. Barickman said the issue is one with “wildly different” viewpoints. “I think you’re going to have those in law enforcement presumably asking for some type of registry, and I think you’re going to have others adverse to that,” he said. Also in question is a provision in the law dictating how governing bodies can regulate recreational marijuana. “No unit of local government … may prohibit home cultivation or unreasonably prohibit use of cannabis authorized by this Act,” according to the law. Cole, in his letter, wrote that “unreasonably” is not defined, so towns and municipalities might be exposed to “unknown litigation as they attempt to protect the health, safety and well-being of their citizens.” The League is asking the General Assembly to clarify the word’s meaning. And it is seeking guidance on two regulations dictating how funds are distributed and may be spent by local governments. Money directed into one account, for example, now has rules for how it may be spent. “This is restricted money being put into an unrestricted disbursement fund,” thus creating accounting confusion for local officials, Cole said. Department of Revenue Director David Harris was copied on the Municipal League letter. In an emailed statement, a spokesperson said the department “is working to ensure successful implementation and rollout of the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act and works with all stakeholders to that end.” “I think what’s happening right now is the multiple stakeholders are doing a deeper review of the law now that it’s been set, and they’re raising some questions that I think we can address through a trailer bill, providing some clarity,” Barickman said. Steans added the recreational marijuana statute created large policy changes and “lots of different viewpoints” need to be considered. In an emailed statement, Jordan Abudayyeh, Pritzker’s press secretary, seemed to indicate the governor is open to a trailer bill. The administration, she said, “is focused on ensuring the successful implementation” of the law. “Multiple state agencies are engaged in these efforts as we move forward creating one of the most equity centric industries in the country,” Abudayyeh said. “The Pritzker administration stands ready and willing to continue working to ensure Illinois has a cannabis industry that other states can look to as a model for equity and success.”)

WSIU
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting immigrants to hate Whites and to hate America. 
https://news.wsiu.org/post/southern-illinois-immigrant-rights-project-protests-against-white-supremacy#stream/0

NORTH COOK NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Crespo votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://northcooknews.com/stories/512875374-roll-call-crespo-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Mazzochi votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512875386-roll-call-mazzochi-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

KANKAKEE TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Roll Call: Parkhurst votes for legalizing recreational marijuana
https://kankakeetimes.com/stories/512875731-roll-call-parkhurst-votes-for-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

PEORIA STANDARD
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Hammond votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://peoriastandard.com/stories/512875759-roll-call-hammond-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Sommer votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://peoriastandard.com/stories/512875751-roll-call-sommer-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

AMERICAN THINKER
— Are Trump-supporters the new Jews? – Earick Ward
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/are_trumpsupporters_the_new_jews.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— How Asylum is Abused Every Day Economic migrants use it as an easy means into the country, but Trump has options. – PETER VAN BUREN 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/want-to-fix-immigration-start-with-the-abused-asylum-system/

BREITBART
— Illinois Leaders Warn Illegal Aliens of Possible ICE Raids – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/08/09/illinois-leaders-warn-illegal-aliens-of-possible-ice-raids/
— Joe Biden Vows Flood of Immigration If Elected – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/09/biden-flood-of-immigration/

CNS NEWS
— Harris: Trump’s ‘Statements, Tweets and Behaviors…Make It Very Clear He Possesses Hate and…is a Racist’
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/cnsnewscom-staff/harris-trumps-statements-tweets-and-behaviors-make-it-very-clear-he-possesses

DAILY CALLER
— The Woke Capitalism List: 50 Times Huge Companies Sided With The Social Justice Warriors – ELLIE GARDEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/09/woke-companies-brands-liberal-50/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Your Baby Boomer Report Card What grade has a generation earned? An A+? A C-? – David Brooks (DIERSEN: If you are a baby boomer, how well do you fit the stereotypes? How well do you believe I fit the stereotypes?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/opinion/baby-boomers-report-card.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A trump-hater encourages Hispanics to hate Trump.
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-el-paso-is-a-wakeup-call-hispanics-20190809-a5qt6xadg5fbjouo5fga2xw2ey-story.html

USA TODAY
— El Paso and Dayton make you want to act, but ‘red flag’ laws violate rights to due process – Matthew Larosiere
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/08/el-paso-dayton-red-flag-laws-violate-rights-editorials-debates/1962195001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Offers News Outlets Millions of Dollars a Year to License Content Company approached ABC News, Dow Jones, Washington Post and Bloomberg as it plans to launch news section – Benjamin Mullin and Sahil Patel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-offers-news-outlets-millions-of-dollars-a-year-to-license-content-11565294575

FORBES
— The Death Of The Great American Summer Job – Ryan Craig
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryancraig/2019/08/09/the-death-of-the-great-american-summer-job/
— 15 Tips For Empowering Your Employees To Do Their Best Work
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/08/09/15-tips-for-empowering-your-employees-to-do-their-best-work/

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of those in America like me whose ancestors came to America legally.
https://newrepublic.com/article/154717/open-borders-made-america-great

August 9 Morning Edition

CITY OF WHEATON
— Applications Received for West District Council Seat (DIERSEN: If you care about Wheaton, if you want to live in Wheaton, if you live and/or work in Wheaton, if you want Wheaton to continue to be family friendly, and especially if you live in Wheaton’s West District, you should ASAP want to a) find out everything that you can about the 10 candidates, b) analyze that information, c) determine who you believe the top 1, 2, or 3 candidates should be, and d) email your recommendation to Wheaton’s City Council at [email protected] along with the reasons for your recommendation. Wheaton West District residents should have the right to know not only the applicants’ names, but a) how long they have lived in the city and in the district, b) why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, c) what they believe the most important issues are that the city needs to address, d) what their opinion is on how those issues could be addressed, e) will they vote for or against selling pot in Wheaton, f) what their work experience is, g) what their education is, h) what professional certifications and licenses are, and i) what experience do they have carrying out typical city council functions: Review and approve the annual budget; Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities; Oversee performance of the local public employees; Oversee effectiveness of programs; Establish tax rates; Enter into legal contracts; Borrow funds; Pass ordinances and resolutions; Modify the city’s charter; Regulate land use through zoning laws; Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations; Regulate public health and safety; Exercise the power of eminent domain; Communicate policies and programs to residents; Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and Represent the community to other levels of government. (SEE: https://www.nlc.org/city-councils

https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=277
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: On Aug. 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. the City of Wheaton closed the application process for the vacant West District City Council seat. Applications were received from the following 10 individuals: Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Robert McNeily, Lynn Robbins, Mark Kmiecik, Angela Blatner, David Diersen, Khizar Jafri, and Krista Selvey. The City Council will review the applications received over the next several days and make a recommendation for appointment to the vacant seat. Please direct any questions to the City Clerk, Sharon Barrett-Hagen at 630-260-2012.)

ABC7
— Chicago immigrants warned possible ICE raids targeting Pilsen homes, businesses – Cate Cauguiran (DIERSEN: In which neighborhoods, precincts, municipalities, townships/wards, and counties in Illinois have Democrats, RINOs, and foreign countries placed the most illegals?) 
https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-immigrants-warned-of-possible-pilsen-ice-raids/5455047/

NBC5
— Grayslake Bans Pot for 1 Year After Legalization in Illinois The ordinance in Grayslake passed this week, banning the sale of recreational marijuana until January 2021 (DIERSEN: Great, but the ban should be permanent.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Grayslake-Bans-Pot-for-1-Year-After-Legalization-in-Illinois-528576161.html
— Pritzker’s Office Reiterates Governor’s Stance on Blagojevich as Trump Considers Commuting Sentence The president made the remarks aboard Air Force One Wednesday night
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/pritzker-blagojevich-president-trump-commute-528001471.html

CBS2
— President Trump, And His Company, Previously Donated $9,000 To Rod Blagojevich Campaigns
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/08/president-trump-and-his-company-previously-donated-9000-to-rod-blagojevich-campaigns/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Why you may not be able to light up in your own apartment once recreational marijuana use becomes legal – ABDEL JIMENEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-recreational-weed-in-apartments-and-condos-20190809-esbd76rxlvgq3mozdxld5jhmii-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slams President Donald Trump’s process for deciding pardons, commutations, says he ‘doesn’t respect the rule of law’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-president-trump-blagojevich-20190808-e6s4xgf7fjbafb2bjk4e3euadq-story.html
— Commentary: Blagojevich may walk, but his cell could be filled by other Illinois politicians – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-tom-cullerton-blagojevich-madigan-greising-20190808-2oeabgyvpje7lfjmdfbmphi6b4-story.html
— Illinois gun dealers now have to be certified by the state. But the state isn’t ready to issue the certifications. – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: What certifications do you have? I became a CPA in 1979, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-state-police-gun-law-dealers-20190809-rl4hanspujem3oi2lqudvpbfm4-story.html
— Illinois Republicans recoil over possibility Trump commutes disgraced Democrat Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-trump-rod-blagojevich-20190808-nb4touyiunfxbn2zm4d4l7ojyi-story.html
— Illinois pays out nearly $4.7 million in back pay to state employees over 2 weeks – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that while I worked for the federal government, I got a) step increases, b) promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986, and c) cost of living adjustments.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-pays-out-millions-in-worker-backpay-20190809-wkx4t6adkrfrhfv6lmeq43kje4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump delays Blagojevich clemency decision — top Illinois pols say butt out “White House staff is continuing the review of this matter,” Trump said in a Thursday night tweet about whether he will free former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792123/rod-blagojevich-clemency-illinois-politicians-not-happy
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Facts mean nothing to Trump in justifying clemency for Blagojevich.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792139/rod-blagojevich-clemency-facts-meaningless-to-trump
— Rod Blagojevich And The History Of Crooked Illinois Governors (DIERSEN: IRS assigned me to collect delinquent income taxes from Otto Kerner, Jr.’s estate.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/08/crooked-illinois-governors/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two other Illinois governors have been sent to jail. Otto Kerner, Jr., governor from 1961 to 1968, was convicted of bribery and income-tax charges from his time as governor, and received three years in prison in 1973.)

DAILY HERALD
— State political leaders say Blagojevich needs to stay in prison – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/state-political-leaders-say-blagojevich-needs-to-stay-in-prison

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— First payments made to workers owed back step raises – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that while I worked for the federal government, I got a) step increases, b) promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986, and c) cost of living adjustments.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190808/first-payments-made-to-workers-owed-back-step-raises

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed’s on the menu at Vermilion County man’s planned business – Will Brumleve
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/weed-s-on-the-menu-at-vermilion-county-man-s/article_2faa10f3-63e5-5127-9e87-4cc5e3c6481c.html

WGLT
— McLean Co. Clerk Defends Election Requests In Tense Finance Meeting – ERIC STOCK
https://www.wglt.org/post/mclean-co-clerk-defends-election-requests-tense-finance-meeting#stream/0

WIFR
— New law eliminates basic skills test for Illinois teachers (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed? I passed a) the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old, b) the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, d) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in business from Loyola in 1976, f) all the tests necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, g) the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, and h) the Post Office employment examination in 1966.)
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/New-law-eliminates-basic-skills-test-for-Illinois-teachers-528235591.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois home construction among lowest in the nation in 2018, report finds – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-home-construction-among-lowest-in-the-nation-in-report/article_1b55ff0c-b961-11e9-b59f-bf5ec1eb46d9.html

DAILY LINE
— Foxx challenger Conway to skip Cook County Dem slating, calls for ‘open primary’ – Alex Nitkin (DIERSEN: If Republican county and township organizations slated candidates for Republican Precinct Committeeman, would the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) slate me for Precinct 9? I should write a book about those who would hint/imply/argue/shout that MTRCC should NOT slate me. 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 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.) 
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/08/09/2019/foxx-challenger-conway-to-skip-cook-county-dem-slating-calls-for-open-primary/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Crystal Lake High School District Told to Release Names of Employees Dropping Out of Union to McHenry County Blog, IEA Intervention Found Unpersuasive
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/08/crystal-lake-high-school-district-told-to-release-names-of-employees-dropping-out-of-union-to-mchenry-county-blog-iea-intervention-found-unpersuasive/

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Edly-Allen votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/512875400-roll-call-edly-allen-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Weber votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/512875707-roll-call-weber-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

NORTH COOK NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Moylan votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://northcooknews.com/stories/512875654-roll-call-moylan-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WEST COOK NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Durkin votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://westcooknews.com/stories/512875739-roll-call-durkin-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Butler votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512875748-roll-call-butler-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: DeLuca votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512875734-roll-call-deluca-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— GOP Chair Pearson says state House candidate Baldermann “dogged by double-dipping” – W.J. Kennedy 
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512906977-gop-chair-pearson-says-state-house-candidate-baldermann-dogged-by-double-dipping

CHAMBANA SUN
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Marron votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://chambanasun.com/stories/512875724-roll-call-marron-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Frese votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://westcentralreporter.com/stories/512875760-roll-call-frese-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Reitz votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://swillinoisnews.com/stories/512875389-roll-call-reitz-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Human Rights Commission Mandates Co-Ed Locker Rooms in Public Schools – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/illinois-human-rights-commission-mandates-co-ed-locker-rooms-in-public-schools/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Desperate’ Democrats embrace Trump ‘white supremacist’ narrative – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/8/donald-trump-white-supremacist-narrative-embraced-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘I will not be intimidated’: McConnell fires back at activists over protests – Hunter Lovell (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who a) intimidate voters in my precinct, b) intimidate those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) intimidate Republican Precinct Committeemen in DuPage County, and especially in Milton Township, and d) intimidate Republican activists, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and in Illinois.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/i-will-not-be-intimidated-mcconnell-fires-back-at-activists-over-protests
— Biden tells supporters: ‘Poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids’ – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-gaffes-pile-up-poor-kids-are-just-as-bright-as-white-kids

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE TRUTH ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND RACISM – Ken Blackwell
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-truth-about-gun-control-and-racism/

GOPUSA
— Democrats push mandatory federal buyback of ‘assault weapons’; prosecution for owners who don’t comply
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74060
— After the Shootings — Look to Culture, Not Politics
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=73855

AMERICAN THINKER
— Another crying child: Press exploits the kids of illegals hauled off in immigration raid – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/press_exploits_the_kids_of_illegals_hauled_off_in_immigration_raid.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Joe Will Regret His Turn Onto the Race-Bait Road – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/joe-will-regret-his-turn-onto-the-race-bait-road/

BREITBART
— Media Spin for Biden, Deceptively Omit Trump’s Condemnation of Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville Remarks – JEROME HUDSON
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/08/media-spins-for-biden-deceptively-omit-trumps-condemnation-of-neo-nazis-in-charlottesville-remarks/
— RealClearPolitics Flashback: Trump Didn’t Call Neo-Nazis ‘Fine People,’ Here’s Proof – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/08/realclearpolitics-flashback-trump-didnt-call-neo-nazis-fine-people-heres-proof/
— ICE Frees 300 of 680 Illegals Arrested in Raid on ‘Humanitarian Grounds’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/08/ice-frees-300-680-illegals-arrested-raid-humanitarian-grounds/

BLAZE
— Joe Biden unleashes a racially-tinged gaffe, and the reaction from his audience is eye-opening “Yikes… have fun mitigating that one.” – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-racial-gaffe-poor-black

CONSERVATIVE NEWS DAILY
— Media Isn’t Being Honest About Mass Shootings in 2019 – Jim Clayton
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/media-isnt-being-honest-about-mass-shootings-in-2019/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Your Today Is Connected to Your Tomorrow – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What is your “today?” My “today” is putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.) 
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2019/08/09/your-today-is-connected-to-your-tomorrow/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Joe Biden Sounds Like Al Sharpton
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/08/08/joe-biden-turns-into-al-sharpton/

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Death Camps For Trump Supporters’ Fliers Appear Around Long Island, N.Y. – DEBRA HEINE
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fliers-reading-death-camps-for-trump-supporters-now-in-ny-were-the-work-of-a-shock-theater-group/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Susan Rice promotes hatred against Trump big time.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/08/08/susan_rice_trump_using_language_dictators_and_people_who_incite_genocide_has_used.html

THE HILL
— Biden gets into heated exchange with Breitbart reporter (Joel Pollak) over Trump’s response to white nationalism – JONATHAN EASLEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/456760-biden-gets-into-heated-exchange-with-breitbart-reporter-over-trumps

NBC NEWS
— Taylor Swift on LGBTQ activism: ‘Rights are being stripped from anyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male’ In an interview with Vogue, Taylor Swift explained why she decided to throw her weight publicly behind LGBTQ activism and the Equality Act. – Alexander Kacala
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/taylor-swift-lgbtq-activism-rights-are-being-stripped-anyone-who-n1040581?cid=public-rss_20190808

THE HILL
— McConnell, allies lean into Twitter, media ‘war’ – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents, their operatives, and/or their dupes took additional adverse actions against me, who would come to my defense?
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/456773-mcconnell-allies-lean-into-twitter-media-war

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-donald-trump-white-supremacist_n_5d4c0149e4b09e7297420018
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-trump-white-supremacy_n_5d4c73bfe4b0066eb70ec6df

NEW YORK TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘The Squad’ Is the Future of the Democratic Party You can credit social movements for that. – Barbara Ransby
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/opinion/the-squad-democrats.html
— Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment. – Katie Rogers and Annie Karni (DIERSEN: Thankfully, I have enough time and money that I do not need/want donors for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. My critics/opponents have made it very clear that they would viciously destroy anyone who might give me money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/us/politics/castro-trump-donors.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/world/americas/ciudad-juarez-mexico-migrants.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/opinion/el-paso-trump-racism.html
— Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Falsely Calls White Supremacy a ‘Hoax’ – Emily S. Rueb and Derrick Bryson Taylor (DIERSEN: Instead of “hoax,” Carlson should have said “overstated.” How many White supremacists do Democrats say are in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Can/will the Democrats name them? Of course, those who are called White supremacists should sue those who call them White supremacists. Should I survey the Democrats in my precinct and ask them which residents in my precinct they say are White supremacists?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/business/media/tucker-carlson-white-supremacy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘If you’re a good worker, papers don’t matter’: How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status -Joshua Partlow and David A. Fahrenthold.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/if-youre-a-good-worker-papers-dont-matter-how-a-trump-construction-crew-has-relied-on-immigrants-without-legal-status/2019/08/09/cf59014a-b3ab-11e9-8e94-71a35969e4d8_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters promote Trump haters who promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/warren-orourke-say-they-consider-trump-to-be-a-white-supremacist/2019/08/08/7a8852be-b9c9-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/08/racism-is-vital-trumpism-trump-cant-condemn-it-without-condemning-himself/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/08/trumps-videos-showing-his-visits-dayton-el-paso-are-mostly-about-trump/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/08/how-we-hold-trump-enablers-accountable/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/08/new-report-reinforces-short-sightedness-trumps-inaction-climate-change/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/09/democratic-candidates-quandary-how-call-out-trump-race-without-offending-his-supporters/

NEW YORK POST
— Joe Biden takes low blow at Trump over white supremacy – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/08/08/joe-biden-takes-low-blow-at-trump-over-white-supremacy/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republican Congressmen Press Trump Not to Commute Sentence of Rod Blagojevich Five Illinois representatives cite importance of taking a ‘stand against pay-to-play politics’ in statement urging president to leave former governor in prison – Jess Bravin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-congressmen-press-trump-not-to-commute-sentence-of-rod-blagojevich-11565309288
— FBI Surveillance Proposal Sets Up Clash With Facebook Agency solicits vendor proposals to collect data from Facebook, other social media to head off safety threats – Jeff Horwitz and Dustin Volz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-and-facebook-potentially-at-odds-over-social-media-monitoring-11565277021
— Lost in Life, El Paso Suspect Found a Dark World Online Gunman who allegedly killed 22 people with an intent to attack Hispanics told investigators he came to his views on the internet – Erin Ailworth, Georgia Wells and Ian Lovett
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lost-in-life-el-paso-suspect-found-a-dark-world-online-11565308783

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Should Worry About His Disapproval Rating.” I should survey all the voters in my precinct to get my approval/disapproval ratings. I would ask them to disclose on who and on what they base their opinion of me on. I have been the Republican Precinct Committeeman for the west half of my precinct since 1999 and for the east half since 2015. 
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-07/donald-trump-should-worry-about-his-disapproval-rating

FORBES
— African-Americans Always Fare Worse In Labor Market, Even When It is Good – Christian Weller (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired an African-American in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that an African-American could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired an African-American in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted African-Americans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired an African-American in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted an African-American in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that an African-American could have my job and my preferred corner office. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes view the federal government as being a “dumping ground” for inferior people.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christianweller/2019/08/09/african-americans-always-fare-worse-in-labor-market-even-when-it-is-good/#2be570467cab

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “The Scary Proposition That Trump Is Gradually Becoming More Popular.”
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/the-scary-claim-that-trump-is-steadily-becoming-more-popular.html

FORT BEND HERALD
— Public comments at meetings to stay the same – Averil Gleason
https://www.fbherald.com/public-comments-at-meetings-to-stay-the-same/article_c75adae2-aa79-5c4b-9fb6-e51c30d69864.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rosenberg resident Delia Villarreal said citizens should have the right to express themselves. “You were voted (on council) to hear the concerns (of the people),” she said. “It’s the price you have to pay. You asked to run for city council. We got you up there. If you don’t like it, then you shouldn’t run for city council.”)

WRFA
— Democratic Candidate for City Council Ward 2 Pulls out of Race (DIERSEN: Have any of the ten who filed applications to be appointed to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy withdrawn their application?)
http://www.wrfalp.com/democratic-candidate-for-city-council-ward-2-pulls-out-of-race/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Need or desire keeping record number of older workers on the job – Christopher Quinn (DIERSEN: I should write a book about forced early retirement. Democrats run the federal government. They want everyone to know that they waste the careers of and get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to 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.)
https://www.ajc.com/news/need-desire-keeping-record-number-older-workers-the-job/qYde0ZBZr3SpTODqyFBViL/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford Factory Work Isn’t A Death March – SHANE MCGLAUN (DIERSEN: I worked on a Dodge assembly line for a short time in early 1970.)
http://fordauthority.com/2019/08/ford-factory-work-isnt-a-death-march/

INC
— A Survey of 1,003 People Shows Millennials Lie on Resumes 5 Times More Often Than Baby Boomers Gen Z lies seven times more often. – Minda Zetlin
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/millennials-gen-z-lie-on-resumes-more-than-baby-boomers.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But apparently, the younger you are, the likelier you are to be untruthful, at least when applying for a job. Eleven percent of Millennials said they had lied on their résumés, and 14 percent of Gen Z respondents said they’d done it. Only 2 percent of Baby Boomers said they’d ever lied on a résumé. And they don’t feel bad about it. While 54 percent of men and 42 percent of women who lied in all age groups felt guilty about doing so, only 27 percent of Millennials did. The difference may be changing attitudes about employment and employers.)

ASSOCIATION FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT
— Don’t Make Risky Assumptions – Ken O’Quinn (DIERSEN: What assumptions do you make about those who read what you write? The only legitimate reason to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is to get information to help defend and advance conservative Republican principles. Nevertheless, I have always been fully aware that some read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to help them dismiss, discredit, belittle, badmouth, intimidate, insult, demonize, denigrate, and/or condemn me. I should write a book those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to help them dismiss, discredit, belittle, badmouth, intimidate, insult, demonize, denigrate, and/or condemn me.) 
https://www.td.org/insights/dont-make-risky-assumptions

STANDARD MEDIA
— Do you need a higher degree or is work experience sufficient? – Nancy Nzalambi (DIERSEN: According to this article, “A degree earned 20 years ago may be useless now.” Of course, my critics/opponents stress that all my education, paid work experience, professional certifications, and professional license are at least 21 years old.)
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/lifestyle/article/2001334657/do-you-need-a-higher-degree-or-is-work-experience-sufficient
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Employers are lured by your work experience, but you must have the relevant experience to appeal to them more. Work experience should highly relate with the job that you are looking for. Your experience has to show some aspect of growth. You are more marketable when there are quantifiable results from the time and effort you put into work.)

BROOKLYN PAPER
— There is a biblical saying. “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” – STEPHANIE THOMPSON (DIERSEN: How do people treat you? One can assume that people treat you like they want you to treat them. I should write a book about how people in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have treated me since I moved to Wheaton in 1978. I would focus on those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but who a) fail/refuse to share relevant information with me and/or b) fail/refuse to return my phone calls. I would focus on those who dismiss me, discredit me, belittle me, badmouth me, intimidate me, insult me, demonize me, denigrate me, and/or condemn me. I would focus on those who ascribe evil motive and/or bad judgment to everything that I do or that I do not do. I would focus on those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who forced me to sue them. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who do not talk and/or act like they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/42/30/dtg-fearless-living-2019-07-26-bp.html