March 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus: McCormick Place, two shuttered hospitals to be used as overflow medical facilities as COVID-19 cases surge over 5K with 73 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-surge-over-5k-as-state-works-to-open-overflow-medical-facilities/6062180/
— Pres. Trump defends extending coronavirus distancing guidelines as spread continues in the US – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-defends-extending-coronavirus-guidelines-as-spread-continues/6062870/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Top 5,000 With 73 Fatalities With the newly confirmed cases, more than 50 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-climb-to-5056-with-72-fatalities/2247267/
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-in Ballots Democrats’ hopes for using the crisis to expand voting by mail face firm Republican opposition, as well as significant logistical challenges – Nicholas Riccardi and Rachel La Corte
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-and-elections-outbreak-revives-debate-on-mail-in-voting-ballots/2247283/

CBS2
— CPS To Distribute 100,000 Computers For E-Learning To Start April 13
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/30/cps-to-distribute-100000-computers-for-e-learning-to-start-april-13/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 8 more die in Illinois from COVID-19, cases tally rises to 5,057
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/8-more-die-in-illinois-from-covid-19-cases-tally-rises-to-5057
— 29 more CPD members test positive for COVID-19
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/29-more-cpd-members-test-positive-for-covid-19
— Tampa megachurch pastor arrested after leading packed services despite ‘safer-at-home’ orders
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tampa-megachurch-pastor-arrested-after-leading-packed-services-despite-safer-at-home-orders

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The media shouldn’t muzzle Trump — no matter his lies and ineptitude.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-trump-media-20200330-obwosgfgt5dwhbgwsy66mdwxiy-story.html
— Public sector pensions can bring reduced Social Security benefits – Elliot Raphaelson (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.) 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200330/281887300408003
— Waukegan social-distancing itself from marijuana revenues – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-waukegan-marijuana-st-0331-20200330-mcsenvtjynfrhenrdkiofdlejy-story.html
— More than 800 Chicago Police Department employees out sick Monday – Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-coronavirus-chicago-police-sick-leave-20200330-54gwglfkr5hbnea75bnrxij37i-story.html
— Rations of high-demand goods, shoppers in masks and reminders to keep your distance. This is the brave new world of pandemic shopping. – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-shopping-experience-20200330-us3qxccvwvfb3gv3lszjdj6s7m-story.html
— Who gets care for COVID-19 when the hospitals fill up? Gut-wrenching decisions will have to be made. – NEIL S. WENGER AND MARTIN F. SHAPIRO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-hospital-care-decisions-20200330-ci5h3kebfrdj7jlesnbqbgzpdq-story.html
— 7 residents at Carol Stream nursing facility test positive for coronavirus – Phil Thompson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-coronavirus-carol-stream-nursing-home-20200330-oht54xraq5acrbdrrjaa2btc3u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus test sites added in Illinois, but Pritzker says limited capacity still ‘an enormous problem’
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199400/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Trump: Feds to pay 100% for Illinois National Guard COVID-19 deployment The Illinois National Guard was deployed earlier this month by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to help in the COVID-19 crisis. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199807/trump-federal-government-will-pay-illinois-national-guard-deployment-covid-19-coronvirus
— CPS students unlikely to return to schools this year, alderman says after mayoral briefing “We have no expectation of them going back,” Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) told the Sun-Times after a conference call with Lori Lightfoot. “I don’t know why they’d have to go back if they’re all learning at home.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199830/coronavirus-remote-learning-chicago-public-schools-cps-classes
— It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead, they can help the public identify what’s true or false Some television networks have started cutting away from Trump’s daily briefings, saying the events are no more than campaign rallies, and that he is spreading falsehoods that endanger the public. – David Cuillier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199895/coronavirus-media-cnn-media-journalists-david-cuillier-conversation

DAILY HERALD
— Most suburban GOP lawmakers endorse Pritzker’s COVID-19 stay-at-home rule – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/most-suburban-gop-lawmakers-endorse-pritzkers-covid-19-stay-at-home-rule
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois GOP House Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady supported Pritzker’s executive order issued March 20 that aims to nip the spread of the respiratory infection. Republican and DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin has appeared with Pritzker at several briefings and said “preserving people’s health and safety has to be the No. 1 consideration in an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. “I intend to let the public health recommendations and data drive decision-making, so we make the most informed decisions possible in this unprecedented situation,” Cronin said. Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills, however, said last week that Pritzker’s order is “too broad” and the state should align with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I am 100% totally supportive of what the health care professionals say at the federal level,” McSweeney said. “I believe the best information is at the CDC. No one in Washington has ordered a shutdown of the state of Illinois.”)
— Fair maps advocates hopeful with deadline looming for redistricting referendum – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/fair-maps-advocates-hopeful-with-deadline-looming-for-redistricting-referendum
— DuPage introduces COVID-19 case map (SEE: https://covid19-dupage.hub.arcgis.com/ )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/dupage-introduces-covid-19-case-map
— Illinois inmate dies from COVI-19; dozens more sickened – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200330/news/303309933
— State announces 8 new deaths, 461 new coronavirus cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/state-announces-8-new-deaths-461-new-coronavirus-cases

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Ideas weighed to slowly relaunch Illinois economy – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ideas-weighed-to-slowly-relaunch-Illinois-economy-15166306.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— House of Representatives will not return to DC until at least April 20 – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/coronavirusnowtakingtollonworkinwashington

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— New DuPage County COVID-19 Case Map
https://www.nctv17.com/news/new-dupage-county-covid-19-case-map/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— New York Times Projects 33,000 McHenry County Coronavirus Infections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/30/new-york-times-projects-33000-mchenry-county-coronavirus-infections/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: IS THE CORONAVIRUS ERODING OUR FREEDOM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorner-is-the-coronavirus-eroding-our-freedom.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says 500 hospital beds this week at McCormick Place – Feds sent surgical masks instead of N95 masks – Ezike explains state prison strategy – Why no “recovered” data? Abbott can only produce 50K rapid tests per day- Drop in new cases today does not indicate anything – Not focused on costs except for gouging
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/pritzker-says-500-hospital-beds-this-week-at-mccormick-place/
— 461 new cases, 8 new deaths – 12 Stateville prisoners hospitalized
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/461-new-cases-7-new-deaths/

— How will county parties hold legally mandated conventions on April 15th?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/how-will-county-parties-hold-legally-mandated-conventions-on-april-15th/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The ILGOP’s general counsel sent a memo to county chairs days ago. Excerpt… Other than the requirement that conventions be held on a particular date, the Election Code only directs that a county convention elect a county chairman, select delegates to the state convention and shall be held “within the county.” There is no statutory requirement that a convention must be conducted in any particular manner. In other words, for county organizations without bylaws that might direct otherwise, a convention could possibly be conducted by a conference call (so long as all participants are within the county), or by use of absentee ballots or other methods to elect a chairman and to conduct business. As for the requirement that state convention delegates are chosen at the county convention, that task may be delegated (as has traditionally been the case) to county chairmen if necessary. Of course, all notice requirements must be adhered to, as always. For counties with bylaws that dictate how their conventions are to be run, those bylaws will control, and county organizations should abide by them. I asked the same follow-up question to the ILGOP’s Joe Hackler about counties with in-person meeting requirements. His response… There may be a few that explicitly require personal presence for participation. However, each of these counties conventions would conceivably have a rules committee that could possibly help offer some relief.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats fault Trump for spike in Asian harassment in light of coronavirus – Gabriella Muñoz (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/hakeem-jeffries-faults-trump-spike-asian-harassmen/
— Democrats call for racial data in coronavirus testing – AP (DIERSEN: What about citizenship, age, gender, sexual orientation, BMI, illnesses, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income, net worth, veteran status, years ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/democrats-call-racial-data-coronavirus-testing/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump Has Risen to the Occasion, Dems Sink to New Lows
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/30/trump-soars-to-new-heights-dems-sink-to-new-lows/

BREITBART
— Repeated Warnings from Feds About Lack of Ventilators Fell on Deaf Ears Under Bush, Obama – EDWIN MORA
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/repeated-warnings-from-feds-about-lack-of-ventilators-fell-on-deaf-ears-under-bush-obama/
— Biden Dismisses Numerous Reports of Mask Theft to Accuse Trump of ‘Conspiracy Mongering’ – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/biden-dismisses-numerous-reports-mask-theft-accuse-trump-conspiracy-mongering/

CNS NEWS
— New York Times Now Blaming Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/bill-donohue/nyt-now-blaming-christians-coronavirus

DAILY CALLER
— U.S. Rivals Are Exploiting Coronavirus As A Weapon In Propaganda War – J. D. GORDON
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/gordon-u-s-rivals-are-exploiting-coronavirus-as-a-weapon-in-propaganda-war/

DAILY SIGNAL
— De Blasio, NYC Officials Downplayed COVID-19 Threat After Trump Restricted Travel to China. Here Are 5 Examples. – Chris White
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/de-blasio-nyc-officials-downplayed-covid-19-threat-after-trump-restricted-travel-to-china-here-are-5-examples/

TOWNHALL
— German State Finance Minister Commits Suicide After Expressing Concern About Economic Effects of Wuhan Coronavirus – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/03/30/german-state-financial-minister-suicide-n2565957

HOT AIR
— Woke Stupidity Is Spreading As Fast As The Coronavirus Pandemic
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/woke-stupidity-spreading-fast-coronavirus-pandemic/

PJ MEDIA
— Let’s Remember the REAL Victims of the Coronavirus: Mildly Inconvenienced Journalists – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/lets-remember-the-real-victims-of-the-coronavirus-mildly-inconvenienced-journalists/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blast Trump’s efforts “to sell public on his coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490269-trump-seeks-to-sell-public-on-his-coronavirus-response

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-In Ballots – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-mail-voting.html
— White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight Officials have teamed up with medical supply companies to speed the arrival of masks, gloves, gowns and other goods. – Ana Swanson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/economy/coronavirus-china-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Hurting His Own Re-election Chances.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/trump-coronavirus-election.html
— Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die. The coronavirus is likely to hasten the end of advertising-driven media, our columnist writes. And government should not rescue it. – Ben Smith (DIERSEN: What percent of advertisers are fronts for the Democrat Party?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-journalists-newspapers.html
— How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus? Amid calls for more transparency, a debate is raging among public health experts over how much data on the spread of the virus should be released. – Thomas Fuller
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-data-privacy.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump: Coronavirus rescue bill was almost nixed due to Democrats’ ‘junk’ – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/trump-coronavirus-rescue-bill-was-almost-nixed-due-to-democrats-junk/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-making-america-sick-again-20200330-sa3h7x6pzzey3becd7ev5xndju-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump beats a retreat on opening the country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-guidelines-easter-elmhurst/2020/03/29/c15c21f2-7215-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— The Great American Migration of 2020: On the move to escape the coronavirus – Marc Fisher, Paul Schwartzman and Ben Weissenbach (DIERSEN: If everyone around you came down with coronavirus, where would you escape to?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-great-american-migration/2020/03/28/b59d4d44-6f6f-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s narcissism has never been more dangerous.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/trumps-narcissism-has-never-been-more-dangerous/
— Trump berates ‘PBS NewsHour’ reporter for ‘threatening’ question, hits ‘nice’ question out of park – Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-yamiche-alcindor-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Coronavirus, We Will Have to Reckon With the Debt The post-financial-crisis playbook may not be the right one this time – James Mackintosh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-coronavirus-we-will-have-to-reckon-with-the-debt-11585494002
— The Lies We Tell at Work – Tessa West (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844, my Democrat superiors in the federal government would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service, currently $170,800/year, long before I was 40 years old if I had successfully lied that I was a yes-man, Democrat, Swedish-American, non-Protestant, and/or 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lies-we-tell-at-workand-the-damage-they-do-11585319160
— How I Wrote Five Novels While Commuting – Ken Wells (DIERSEN: While I commuted 1978-1980, I studied to pass graduate accounting courses at DePaul and to pass the CPA examination. While I commuted 1980-1981, I studied to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination. While I commuted 1992-1997, I studied to pass graduate finance courses at IIT.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-i-wrote-five-novels-while-commuting-11585234285

FORBES
— Does The Second Amendment Protect Gun Stores From Being Closed During The COVID-19 Crisis? – Evan Gerstmann
https://www.forbes.com/sites/evangerstmann/2020/03/30/does-the-second-amendment-protect-gun-stores-from-being-closed-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#522549451863

NEWSWEEK
— THE CORONAVIRUS WILL CHANGE HOW WE WORK FOREVER – KERRI ANNE RENZULLI
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-will-change-how-we-work-forever-1494854

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— Reporter denied access to Florida governor’s briefing on COVID-19 (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how politicians, their operatives, and their dupes have treated me. I would focus on those who denied me access to their press conferences and who threw me out of their press conferences. I would focus on those who made it clear that they a) did not want me to know about their press conferences, b) did not want me to attend their press conferences, c) did not want me to ask questions at their press conferences, d) did not want me to speak with other reporters at their press conferences, and e) did not want me to report on their press conferences. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://cpj.org/2020/03/reporter-denied-access-to-florida-governors-briefi.php

WKRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans misused or abused drugs in 2018 – Ronnie Das
https://www.wkrg.com/news/nearly-1-in-5-americans-misused-or-abused-drugs-in-2018/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Workers, Union Sue for Hazard Pay A federal class action lawsuit argues that agencies should be required to provide hazardous duty pay to federal employees who have been exposed to the coronavirus. – ERICH WAGNER
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/03/federal-workers-afge-sue-hazard-pay/164209/
— Government Prepares to Send Stimulus Checks, IRS Begins Mandatory Telework for Nearly All Employees – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/coronavirus-roundup-government-prepares-send-stimulus-checks-irs-begins-mandatory-telework-nearly-all-employees/164203/

DIGITAL JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Op-Ed: Social distancing and the political divide in the U.S.”
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-social-distancing-and-the-political-divide-in-the-usa/article/569526

ADVOCATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/3/30/anti-lgbtq-hate-groups-continue-rise

VANITY FAIR
— CORONAVIRUS WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER The pandemic has upended traditional campaigning and may play a major role in voters’ decisions. The question for those running in 2020, says one Congressman, will be “how did you perform in the great crisis?” – ERIC LUTZ (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.) 
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-will-be-on-the-ballot-in-november

SALON
— Governor says Illinois will take over coronavirus testing after White House’s “profound failing” “The White House has promised millions of tests for weeks now, and they’re just not here,” J.B. Pritzker says – IGOR DERYSH
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/30/governor-says-illinois-will-take-over-coronavirus-testing-after-white-houses-profound-failing/

March 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 8 new Illinois coronavirus cases announced in Kane, McHenry, Cook counties, bringing state total to 19; 4 schools closed – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/health/8-new-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-bringing-state-total-to-19/5999228/
— Joe Biden has testy exchange with auto worker over gun rights, 2nd Amendment – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-has-testy-exchange-with-auto-worker-over-gun-rights-2nd-amendment/6000859/
— Biden, Sanders cancel campaign events in Ohio amid coronavirus concerns – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-sanders-cancel-campaign-events-amid-coronavirus-concerns/6000733/

CBS2
— ‘Very Frustrated’ Gov. JB Pritzker Asks Feds For More Coronavirus Tests; 8 New Illinois Cases Confirmed
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/10/gov-jb-pritzker-coronavirus-tests-federal-government-request-new-cases/
— Lombard Elementary Schools Cancel Classes For Wednesday After Coronavirus Exposure Is Reported At School Volleyball Game
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/10/lombard-elementary-schools-cancel-classes-for-wednesday-after-coronavirus-exposure-is-reported-at-school-volleyball-game/

WGN TV
— Schools in Lombard District 44 to be closed Wednesday due to COVID-19 concerns
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/schools-in-lombard-district-44-to-be-closed-wednesday-due-to-covid-19-concerns/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker questions whether Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parades should go on – DAN PETRELLA, GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-st-patricks-day-parades-pritzker-20200310-3onjmeaqm5cvphlyhsqexwqfkm-story.html
— Our reaction to this public health emergency is just as crucial as prevention – JERRY DAVICH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-coronavirus-backlash-scams-and-hype-st-0311-20200310-5qxjjphuvreb3fj7hpyhngoadq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers Push Pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glenview/ct-gla-oakton-college-cannabis-growers-tl-0312-20200310-2y2z7jankfhejnhrkl2pulx5zi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— American, Delta cut flight schedules due to coronavirus Many service reductions will continue through the summer. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/3/10/21173223/american-delta-cut-flight-schedules-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— Where money is coming from in the 14th Congressional race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200310/where-money-is-coming-from-in-the-14th-congressional-race
— Pension reform, tax cuts top priorities for state Senate District 25 candidates – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200310/pension-reform-tax-cuts-top-priorities-for-state-senate-district-25-candidates
— McHenry County moving four polling places from senior care facilities
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200310/mchenry-county-moving-four-polling-places-from-senior-care-facilities
— Senate’s new oversight committee has its eye on the tollway – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200310/senates-new-oversight-committee-has-its-eye-on-the-tollway

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— United warns shock from virus could rival 9/11 financial fallout “Hope is not a strategy,” says incoming CEO Scott Kirby, who predicts the travel downturn will be deep. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/united-warns-shock-virus-could-rival-911-financial-fallout
— Remap reform group dials up heat on Pritzker with new poll Change Illinois says a new survey proves voters want to take reapportionment away from lawmakers and give it to an independent panel, but the governor seems to be balking. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/remap-reform-group-dials-heat-pritzker-new-poll

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County teen being treated for coronavirus at Advocate Good Shepherd 8 new cases in Illinois – Katie Smith
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/10/mchenry-county-teen-being-treated-for-coronavirus-at-advocate-good-shepherd/a9rk7hz/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— Reparations Committee Looks at Down-Payment Assistance and Other Housing Supports – Larry Gavin (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from for your first down payment? Mine came from the money that I earned a) working for IRS the previous 15 months 1971-1972, b) working part-time for Firestone Stores the previous 19 months 1971-1972, and c) working full-time for Firestone stores the previous 7 months 1970-1971 before that.)
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/Reparations-Committee-Looks-at-Down-Payment-Assistance-and-Other-Housing-Supports/15/26/17639

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Applications Open for “FREE” MONEY for Local Governments, Economic Development Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations and Private Companies
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/applications-open-for-free-money-for-local-governments-economic-development-organizations-non-profit-organizations-and-private-companies/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Responds to Illinois Conservatives PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/il-14-jim-oberweis-responds-to-illinois-conservatives-pac/ 
— Kane County Confirms First Coronavirus Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/kane-county-confirms-first-coronavirus-case/ 
— Dems Request Posting of Agenda Packet for Agenda of Annual Algonquin Town Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/posting-of-agenda-packet-requested-for-agenda-of-annual-algonquin-town-meeting/ 
— Tax Cut Argument for Abolishing McHenry Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/tax-cut-argument-for-abolishing-mchenry-township/ 
— The Amount Taxes Would Have to Increase to Pay Off Pension Debt
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/the-amount-taxes-would-have-to-increase-to-pay-off-pension-debt/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin’s New TV Commercial on Immigration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/il-14-sue-rezins-new-tv-commercial-on-immigration/

— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Announces Momnibus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/il-14-lauren-underwood-announces-momnibus/ 
— Brian Sager Makes Third Mailing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/brian-sager-makes-third-mailing/ 
— Coronavirus Prompts Polling Place Changes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/coronavirus-prompts-polling-place-changes/
— Skillicorn Receives NRA PAC Endorsement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/skillicorn-receives-nra-pac-endorsement/ 
— First Coronavirus Case in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/first-coronavirus-case-in-mchenry-county/

CAPITOL FAX
— Victory Research (Rod McCulloch) poll of 1,000 likely voters in the Democratic primary for Illinois Supreme Court.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/10/adventures-in-polling/

POLITICO
— Sanders cancels evening event due to coronavirus fears Bernie Sanders has canceled his evening rally in Cleveland “out of concern for public health and safety,” his campaign said. – HOLLY OTTERBEIN
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/10/sanders-cancels-evening-event-due-to-coronavirus-fears-125138

WASHINGTON TIMES
— New narrative: Media pushes coronavirus as President Trump’s downfall – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/10/inside-the-beltway-media-pushes-coronavirus-as-tru/
— Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/10/airlines-slash-flights-freeze-hiring-as-virus-cuts/
— Only morons would vote for crazy Bernie Sanders’ utopian socialism What candidate embraces has been tried before in America and failed – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/10/only-morons-would-vote-for-crazy-bernie-sanders-ut/

BLAZE
— Biden tells voter he’s ‘full of s**t,’ threatens to slap him in the face in confrontation over gun control in Michigan That’s the way to win votes – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-tells-voter-hes-full-of-st-threatens-to-slap-him-in-the-face-in-confrontation-over-gun-control-in-michigan

DAILY CALLER
— Coronavirus Doesn’t Affect Bernie’s Belief In Open Borders – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/10/coronavirus-bernie-sanders-open-borders/

HOT AIR
— CPAC Attendees Rip The Group’s Virus Messaging
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/cpac-attendees-rip-groups-virus-messaging/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Time’s ‘100 Women of the Year’ Allows Just TWO Conservatives (and One Republican) – Scott Whitlock
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/03/10/times-100-women-year-allows-just-two-conservatives

LIFE SITE NEWS
— ‘Grooming’: Washington passes far-left sex ed plan promoting promiscuity, LGBT, abortion Pro-family advocates have sounded the alarm by highlighting the graphic lessons of sex ed curricula that meet the bill’s standards. – Calvin Freiburger and Claire Chretien
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/washington-passes-sex-ed-plan-that-snubs-religion-promotes-abortion-and-promiscuity

THE HILL
— Pelosi rejects calls to shutter Capitol: ‘We’re the captains of this ship’ – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/486834-pelosi-rejects-calls-to-shutter-capitol-were-the-captains-of-this-ship
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs do NOT have empathy for immigrants. Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. 
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/486779-will-empathy-for-immigrants-survive-covid-19
— Sinking stock market poses risk for retirees – NIV ELIS 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/486726-sinking-stock-market-poses-risk-for-retirees

ROLL CALL
— Congress ‘struggling’ with questions of office logistics, travel and hygiene Some members complain of lack of institutional standards for working amid outbreak – Katherine Tully-McManus and Chris Marquette
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/10/congress-struggling-with-questions-of-office-logistics-travel-and-hygiene/

CNN
— Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders cancel Ohio rallies amid coronavirus concerns – Annie Grayer and Eric Bradner
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/politics/biden-sanders-cancel-rally-coronavirus/index.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Cuomo orders coronavirus containment zone in New York state; Italy sees largest single daily jump in deaths – Rick Noack, Kim Bellware, Alex Horton and Brittany Shamma
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/10/coronavirus-live-updates/

VANITY FAIR
— THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS FORCING LAWMAKERS AND JOURNALISTS INDOORS CPAC attendees including Ted Cruz and Matt Gaetz, along with reporters from the Washington Post and Politico, are now under self-quarantine, as nerves are being tested on Capitol Hill. – CALEB ECARMA
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-crisis-forcing-lawmakers-journalists-indoors

FED SMITH
— Election 2020: Who Would Receive Your Vote? – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, overwhelmingly, my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/10/election-2020-who-would-receive-your-vote/

TRULIA
— FOR SALE: 126 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $249,500
https://www.trulia.com/p/il/wheaton/126-w-roosevelt-rd-wheaton-il-60187–1075376494

January 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dueling demonstrations in Chicago area show clash over US targeted killing of Iranian general – Evelyn Holmes and Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/5815423/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Roughly 50 miles northwest of the city in suburban Algonquin, there’s plenty of support for the military operation at a Saturday morning pro-Trump rally. “This man has been marked as a terrorist even during the Obama administration. It was time to take him out,” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mayor Lightfoot seeks ouster of Rep. Dan Lipinski in March Illinois primary In urging defeat of Lipinski in the Democratic primary, Lightfoot does not endorse his two main challengers, Marie Newman and Rush Darwish. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: If you sought a government or political office, who would oppose you? If I sought a government or a political office, the following would oppose me: individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that 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. I should write a book about those who would oppose me. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/5/21050396/mayor-lori-lightfoot-illinois-primary-democrats-dan-lipinski-marie-newman-rush-darwish-abortion
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers want to push more pot. To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/5/21050951/many-chicago-pot-shops-will-be-closed-recreational-customers-monday

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Federal tax deduction that hit suburban property owners hard may get rolled back – EMILY K. COLEMAN (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-lines-salt-deduction-st-0106-20200105-4yrkyj2yfffa7j2sp2ub2bzyqq-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sales slipped on day 2 of legal weed The supply of marijuana is holding up better than the supply of retail workers. Cresco Labs shops will be closed January 6 to give a break to workers who’ve logged overtime. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/sales-slipped-day-2-legal-weed

WTTW
— Expungement Process For Misdemeanor Pot Offenses Could Take Years – JENNIFER KEIPER (DIERSEN: What took years for you? In 1974, to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors put me under an ethics cloud. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my travel vouchers were fraudulent. Of course, that ended whatever IRS career that I might have had. In 1975, they got rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat IRS superiors would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. GAO did not rule in my favor until 1977. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/expungement-for-misdemeanor-pot-offenses-could-take-years

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Baer drops from 16th Congressional District run Petition short 4 signatures after challenges – Brent Bader
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/03/baer-drops-from-16th-congressional-district-run/are44g4/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally in Algonquin
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/01/04/pro-trump-rally-in-algonquin/au76juj/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/01/05/elburn-library-to-host-program-about-new-marijuana-laws/ami0i49/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Political Winners and Losers of Soleimani Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/il-14-political-winners-and-losers-of-soleimani-action/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— New Jersey is primed for a Republican resurgence When socialist-leaning Phil Murphy took office, residents squirmed – Rick Amato (DIERSEN: What about Illinois? What about the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? Why aren’t IRP leaders speaking out more against what the Democrats are doing to Illinois?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/2/new-jersey-is-primed-for-a-republican-resurgence/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Top 10 atrocities from the now-vaunted Soleimani – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/photos_top_10_atrocities_from_the_lefts_vaunted_soleimani.html
— Democrats try to whitewash the risk Soleimani presented – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/democrats_try_to_whitewash_the_risk_soleimani_presented.html
— Leftists around America protest the death of a sadistic killer – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/leftists_around_america_protest_the_death_of_a_sadistic_killer.html
— Huge double standard when Trump and Obama kill terrorist leaders – Douglas Herz
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/huge_double_standard_when_trump_and_obama_kill_terrorist_leaders.html
— Diagnosing – and Misdiagnosing – the rise in Anti-Semitic Attacks In New York – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/diagnosing__and_misdiagnosing__the_rise_in_antisemitic_attacks_in_new_york.html

BREITBART
— Republican Jeanne Ives: Democrat Sean Casten a ‘Symbol’ of the Radical Left – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/05/republican-jeanne-ives-democrat-sean-casten-a-symbol-of-the-radical-left/
— The Internet Erupts After Kaepernick Accuses America of ‘Terrorist Attacks’ Against ‘Non Whites’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/01/05/the-internet-erupts-after-kaepernick-accuses-america-terrorist-attacks-against-non-whites/

BLAZE
— Terrible news for Democrats in 2020: Census projections showing Electoral College gains for GOP It’s no surprise that the Left wants to subvert the Census – Giancarlo Sopo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on driving those who share my demographics out of my neighborhood, out of my precinct, out of Wheaton’s West District, out of Wheaton, out of Milton Township, out of DuPage County, and out of Illinois. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois and b) those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bad_news_democrats_2020_census
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Population estimates show reliably Democratic states, like New York, California, and Illinois will each lose at least one congressional district and representation in the Electoral College. Conversely, states that tend to vote for Republicans—such as Texas, Florida, and Montana—are expected to increase their presence.)
— Iranian lawmaker suggests attacking White House, $80 million bounty placed on President Trump’s head ‘Death to America’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/iranian-lawmaker-suggests-attacking-white-house-80-million-bounty-placed-on-president-trumps-head

DAILY CALLER
— Elizabeth Warren Suggests Trump Took Out Iranian General To Distract From Impeachment – CHUCK ROSS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/05/elizabeth-warren-trump-soleimani-impeachment/
— Lou Dobbs: ‘Utterly Irrational’ For Trump To Share Intel With Democrats Who Support His Impeachment – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/lou-dobbs-irrational-trump-share-intel-soleimani-democrats-impeachment/
— Trump Tells Evangelicals ‘America Not Built By Religion-Hating Socialists’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/trump-evangelicals-america-religion-hating-socialists/

DAILY WIRE
— ‘Anti-War’ Protests In New York City, Washington Quickly Turned Anti-Semitic, Anti-U.S. – Emily Zanotti
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-anti-war-protests-in-new-york-city-washington-quickly-turned-anti-semitic-anti-u-s

FEDERALIST
— As VP, Joe Biden Assisted Terrorist Soleimani, Warned Against Killing Bin Laden – Chrissy Clark
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/05/as-vp-joe-biden-assisted-terrorist-soleimani-warned-against-killing-bin-laden/

TOWNHALL
— NYT Editor Scolds National Media For Ignoring Rise of Anti-Semitism – Bronson Stocking (DIERSEN: What about the rise of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/05/nyt-editor-scolds-national-media-for-ignoring-rise-of-anti-semitism-n2558971

NEWS BUSTERS
— ABC Stands in Awe of Iranian Politicians Chanting ‘Death to America’ – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2020/01/05/abc-stands-awe-iranian-politicians-chanting-death-america

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Democrats Draft Resolution To Limit President Trump’s War Powers
https://www.oann.com/democrats-draft-resolution-to-limit-president-trumps-war-powers/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Highlights Aid to Faith in Speech to Evangelicals, Promises Action on In-school Prayer – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-highlights-aid-to-faith-in-speech-to-evangelicals-promises-action-on-in-school-prayer_3194331.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Reiterates Threat to Target Iranian Cultural Sites Such a move could be a war crime, but the president argued: “They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people. And we’re not allowed to touch their cultural site? It doesn’t work that way.” – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/us/politics/trump-iran-cultural-sites.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Challenges That Working Mothers Still Face – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I had many unfair advantages. They stressed that I never had any dependents, that my wife had a good job, that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, that I avoided the draft, that I am White, that I am a male, that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that I am 100% German American, that I am Protestant, that my wife and I saved for our retirement, that I first became eligible to take early retirement in 1993 when I was 45 years old, etc.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-challenges-that-working-mothers-still-face-11578067249

RAW STORY
— ‘Time to leave Dan Lipinski’: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says there is ‘no room’ for anti-choice congressman – Bob Brigham (DIERSEN: Democrats get rid of Democrats who reject planks in the Democrat Party platform. Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs get rid of Republicans who support planks in the Republican Party platform. I should write a book about past and present Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Milton Township Republican Central committee who focused/focus getting rid of Republicans like me who support planks in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/time-to-leave-dan-lipinski-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-says-there-is-no-room-for-anti-choice-congressman/

January 1 Morning Edition

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/31/with-legal-marijuana-in-2020-some-count-down-to-hempy-new-year/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-in-illinois/5804233/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21043086/legal-weed-marijuana-live-updates-recreational-sales

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-first-day-recreational-sales-20200101-fhtdvp4j6naphff6jmnnh6fkqy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-adult-use-park-forest-st-0101-20191231-serpmwwls5d6njsj6uenolucjq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191231/editorial-board-we-all-have-a-stake-in-how-new-marijuana-law-plays-out

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Drug recognition experts to play a big role in detecting Illinois drivers who are high – Megan Jones
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191231/drug-recognition-experts-to-play-big-role-in-detecting-illinois-drivers-who-are-high
— Despite late primary, Illinois could influence 2020 race
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200101/despite-late-primary-illinois-could-influence-2020-race

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois party leaders, political observers assess past year, look ahead to 2020
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-party-leaders-political-observers-assess-past-year-look-ahead/article_17be6e1c-911f-51cd-b936-83e4f7adfc60.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Pritzker-ready-to-grant-11-017-pot-pardons-14941710.php

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot Pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/12/31/legalization-day-dawns-in-chicago-as-dispensaries-and-politicians-prepare-for-day-1/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Could 2020 be the year of the Republican woman? And three women happen to be running in the 6th and 14th districts
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/01/il-06-il-14-elise-stefanik-talks-republican-women-running-for-congress-in-2020/
— As the calendar turned, here’s a snapshot of the 14th district candidates social media followers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/01/il-14-latest-social-media-metrics/
— Message of the Day – A New Sign for Entering Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/01/message-of-the-day-a-sign-52/
— KICKOFF 2020 Support President Trump Rally in Algonquin Hosted by Joe Ptak
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/01/kickoff-2020-support-president-trump-rally-in-algonquin-copy/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— AG: DuPage County violated FOIA (and so did the College of DuPage) – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/ag-dupage-county-violated-foia-and-so-did-the-college-of-dupage/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How Democrats stir bigotry and division They blame Trump for attacks on Jews and never admit their own culpability – Tammy Bruce 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/1/how-democrats-stir-bigotry-and-division/
— Losing our Religion: Conservative churches grapple with gender issues in time of growth – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/31/church-growth-tied-sexual-conservatism/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— New census numbers undercut ‘ascendant America’ theory – Michael Barone (DIERSEN: I should write a book about anti-conservative individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that ever-increasingly dump 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 anti-conservatives in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that a) falsely state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-census-numbers-undercut-ascendant-america-theory

AMERICAN THINKER
— Who is more like Hitler: Trump or those who maintain he is like Hitler? – David Byrne
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/who_is_more_like_hitler_trump_or_those_who_maintain_he_is_like_hitler.html
— Can the Union Endure? – Christopher Skeet
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/can_the_union_endure.html
— Progressive Disorder and Injustice – Anthony J. DeBlasi
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/progressive_disorder_and_injustice.html

BLAZE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago police will be ringing in the new year by protecting marijuana dispensary customers – Leon Wolf
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-police-marijuana-customers

DAILY CALLER
— NYT Claims ‘2019 The Darkest Yet For Journalists’ Under The Trump Administration – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/31/new-york-times-darkest-year-journalists-trump-administration/
— Homeland Security Chief Orders Review Of State Laws Allowing Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Aliens – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/01/dhs-review-drivers-license-illegal-migrants/

TOWNHALL
— Nothing Says ‘Happy New Year’ Quite Like Giving Taxpayer-Funded Health Care to Illegal Aliens – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/01/nothing-says-happy-new-year-quite-like-giving-taxpayer-funded-health-care-to-il-n2558798
— Here’s How One School District Is Encouraging Students to Participate in ‘Civic Engagement’ – Beth Baumann (DIERSEN: Democrat teachers want their students to promote the Democrat Party platform, that is, to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/31/heres-how-one-school-district-is-encouraging-students-to-participate-in-civic-engagement-n2558792

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden touts plan to issue driver’s licenses, grant citizenship to all, reverse Trump’s border progress in first few weeks – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/01/biden-touts-plan-to-issue-drivers-licenses-grant-citizenship-to-all-reverse-trumps-border-progress-in-first-few-weeks-870690

NATIONAL REVIEW
— If This Has Been Super-Decade, Why Are We Still so Angry? – JONAH GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: For you, what has changed from 10 year ago, since 2010? 10 years ago, I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, and the Milton Township Republicans Central Committee webmaster, but my critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have ended that. My wife worked for Central DuPage Hospital, but she is retired now. My mother, her sister, and one of her brothers were alive, but they have died. My aunt was living on her own, but she has been in assisted living the last 10 years. My hometown Crete was doing better than it is now. I was not on Social Security and Medicare, but I am now. I did not have type 2 diabetes, but I do now. I put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, but by the end of 2015, I started putting one together and sending it out each and every evening too.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/if-this-has-been-super-decade-why-are-we-still-so-angry/

NEW YORK TIMES
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Poisoned places to work – Amanda Hess (DIERSEN: I should write a book about working for GAO in its Chicago office during the 1980s and 1990s. The more of the following that you were, the more poisoned that the workplace was: Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, non-poor, conservative, former union member, if your ancestors had been in America for a long time, if you did not have a degree in public administration from an Ivy League university, and/or if you had not started your career with GAO.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/arts/television/the-sexual-predators-tv-wife.html
— No More Excuses Not to Exercise Many people say they don’t have the time to work out. But most of us spend hours each day viewing screens. – Gretchen Reynolds
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/01/well/move/exercise-physical-aciivity-workout-time.html

NEW YORK POST
— Rudy Giuliani criticizes Bill de Blasio over anti-Semitic attacks: ‘You’re responsible’ – Bob Fredericks
https://nypost.com/2019/12/31/rudy-giuliani-criticizes-bill-de-blasio-over-anti-semitic-attacks-youre-responsible/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Will the ’20s Roar Again? We are overdue today for another wave of creative thinking about everything—politics, the culture, education and morality. But this time, hold the roaring. – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-the-20s-roar-again-11577836404
— Get Ready for a Contested Convention – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-ready-for-a-contested-convention-11577836484
— Democrats End 2019 Showing Fissures Over Fighting vs. Compromise Joe Biden tells primary voters he can appeal to Republicans, while Elizabeth Warren emphasizes picking a fighter – Joshua Jamerson in Boston and Ken Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-end-2019-showing-fissures-over-fighting-vs-compromise-11577823966

USA TODAY
— Texas church had fed gunman who opened fire during service, was watching him before rampage – John Bacon
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/31/texas-church-shooting-church-gave-killer-food-watching-him/2782276001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women that Republicans cause all the problems that women have.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/12/30/american-women-share-common-ground-health-care-gun-violence-column/2750561001/

FINANCIAL TIMES
— Have we reached ‘peak influencer’? – Hannah Murphy (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want you to rely on them, and not on me, for identifying articles that are of interest to Illinois Republicans. Because my critics/opponents cannot manipulate/dominate me, they focus on destroying me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.ft.com/content/9e8d8da6-0c2f-11ea-bb52-34c8d9dc6d84

December 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 20 shot, 3 fatally in Chicago weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/20-shot-3-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/5796300/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/29/2019

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump Senate impeachment trial finds scant precedent in history – MIKE DORNING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-impeachment-senate-1999-20191229-story.html
— Naperville man says experiencing Woodstock in 1969 with best friend proved a ‘perfect segue to the rest of our lives’ – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: What were you doing in 1969? I worked as a part-time mailman for the Democrats who ran the Park Forest Post Office until they forced me to resign in September. I was a full-time student at NIU. I stayed at University Plaza Dormitory, but I lived with my parents in Crete weekends during my first semester and during the summer. I drove a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. My father died suddenly in October.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-best-2019-naperville-man-woodstock-st-0816-20191227-gpfcskntybcz5ogobcdtxtgzjm-story.html
— Poverty grew in one-third of counties despite strong national economy – TIM HENDERSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, notwithstanding its very high cost of living, Republican-haters encourage people who have severe financial, health, and/or other problems to move to DuPage County.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-poverty-rate-20191229-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-hoping-amid-rapid-pot-rollout/article_102c5b22-3b48-5d4e-9aca-33e42d094e6f.html
— Rallies in support of, and opposition to, President Trump claim busy Decatur street corners – Kennedy Nolen (DIERSEN: If rallies were held in support of Trump and/or in opposition to Trump in your municipality, in your township/ward, and/or in your county, what would the leaders of your municipality, your township/ward, and/or your county say about the leaders of those rallies?) 
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rallies-in-support-of-and-opposition-to-president-trump-claim/article_6eff3ef6-6a16-51e7-bd80-bcfd830414b0.html

JOURNAL STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20191228/end-of-prohibition-means-sunny-day-for-rockford-area-marijuana-users

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization-in-illinois

LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238723438.html
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238752113.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/in-a-few-days-it-will-be-legal-to-use/article_56db8d9f-a783-5ef4-b6ed-71362c7773fa.html

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/marijuana/recreational-marijuana-in-illinois-what-you-need-to-know/article_56178c44-0909-581d-bcc5-f1c6087895fe.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump-supporters.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/2019-brought-stepped-efforts-counter-white-supremacist-violence

KMOV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.kmov.com/news/news-breaks-down-what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of/article_736eac96-29b1-11ea-9c4d-47ac545a6322.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— The Loss of Christianity at Christianity Today – Ron Citlau 
https://illinoisfamily.org/federal/the-loss-of-christianity-at-christianity-today/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Court calls for group to study jury selection discrimination – AP (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more certain that judges and juries will rule against you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters paint the aforesaid demographics negatively.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/28/court-calls-for-group-to-study-jury-selection-disc/

FOX NEWS
— 2019 was American journalism’s worst year ever – Here are 7 reasons why – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dan-gainor-2019-was-american-journalisms-worst-year-ever-here-are-7-reasons-why
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hatred of Trump The left-wing media hate Trump more than they hate anyone. It’s the foundation of everything they do, from Twitter snark to promoting the bogus impeachment. Left-wing journalists have repeatedly compared Trump to the worst people in history. MSNBC host Donny Deutsch told viewers that Trump had “so many stunning parallels to what Hitler was doing in the early ’30s.” Then he added one of the memorably stupid comments of 2019: “I’m not saying Trump is going to slaughter 6 million Jews, but …” The media also hate Trump supporters. CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter is one of many journalists who have referred to Trump voters as the “Trump cult.” He even inquired if the president was using “mind control.”)

DAILY CALLER
— Don’t Count On Trump To Leave A Lasting Impact On The GOP – Charles Kolb (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have had a lasting impact on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC). I would focus on those who have had the most success in driving conservatives out of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC, that is, those who had the most success in driving the base of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC out of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC, that is, those who had the most success in destroying the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/28/kolb-trump-impact-gop/

AMERICAN THINKER
— What ‘white privilege’ means in small-town West Virginia – Lloyd Marcus (DIERSEN: Politics is nasty. Do your political critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn your hometown? Mine do. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn Crete where I lived 1948-1972 and where my brother continues to live. They paint Crete as having been full of German Lutherans who were White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things when I lived there. I should write a book about critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/what_white_privilege_means_in_smalltown_west_virginia.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The hate-filled war on straight white men has become so extreme that the University of Melbourne Student Union wants to ban white men from speaking in classes so women and transgenders will feel free to contribute to discussions. Insane social justice warriors demand that white men be silenced — not allowed to have an opinion regarding reviewing movies, climate change, and everything in between. Folks, we have allowed leftists to create a generation of hate-filled social justice warrior terrorists who believe that the world would be a much better place if we could get rid of scum-of-the-earth white guys like Pop Kern. While I am pleased that more and more people are fighting back, we need more people telling SJWs, “No! Back off! Get a life, and get a job!” The Democratic Party is the greatest distributor of class envy, racial hate, and division. Democrats have disdain for all things patriotic, wholesome, and good. The party has deteriorated to become a mob of hate-filled treasonous domestic terrorists who must be crushed in 2020.)
— The Gay Mafia Comes to Idaho – Jeremy Egerer
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_gay_mafia_comes_to_idaho.html
— Blue-Collar Workers are Now Solidly Republican – Tim Jones (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green, or a RINO, you have to be 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.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/blue_collar_workers_are_now_solidly_republican.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— FEBRUARY 4, 2016 FLASHBACK: Can You Be Fired For Your Political Beliefs Or Activities? Maybe – Donna Ballman
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/can-you-be-fired-for-your_b_9154066

REUTERS
— Christianity Today’s split with Trump highlights deeper issue in white evangelical America – Simon Lewis, Heather Timmon
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religion/christianity-todays-split-with-trump-highlights-deeper-issue-in-white-evangelical-america-idUSKBN1YX09N

NBC NEWS
— Gerrymandering is alive and well. The coming battle will be bigger than ever. Republicans, Democrats clash over who will draw the congressional district maps that could determine control of the House. – Jane C. Timm (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/gerrymandering-alive-well-coming-battle-will-be-bigger-ever-n1106951

WASHINGTON POST
— NOVEMBER 25, 2016 FLASHBACK: Can businesses refuse to serve — or employ — Trump supporters? – Eugene Volokh 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/11/25/can-businesses-refuse-to-serve-or-employ-trump-supporters/

MOTLEY FOOL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fool.com/investing/the-5-biggest-marijuana-milestones-in-2019.aspx
— Why I Can’t Get on Board With Very Early Retirement It’s one thing to retire in your early 60s. But retiring in your 40s or 50s is a whole different ballgame. – Maurie Backman
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/12/28/why-i-cant-get-on-board-with-very-early-retirement.aspx

GM AUTHORITY
— Chevrolet Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Talks C8 As A Daily Driver – JONATHAN LOPEZ (DIERSEN: What were your daily drivers? I drove a 1958 Blue/White Chevy BelAir 1964-1966, 1966 Red Pontiac Tempest Sprint 1966-1967, 1968 Blue Oldsmobile 442 1967-1968, 1969 Blue Dodge Charger SE 1968-1971, 1962 White Chevy BelAir 1971-1978, 1974 Gold Dodge Dart 1973-1974, 1978 Blue Chevy Chevette 1978-1994, 1993 Red Ford Thunderbird 1994, 1990 Red Ford Thunderbird LX 1994-1996 and 2004-2010, 1997 Red Chevy Cavalier 1996-2004, and 2003 Gray Chevy Cavalier LS 2010-present.) 
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/12/chevrolet-corvette-chief-engineer-tadge-juechter-talks-c8-as-a-daily-driver/

ATLANTIC
— It’s a Weird Time to Be Young and Conservative – EMMA GREEN (DIERSEN: In the organizations that you are a member of, what percent of the leaders of those organizations are conservative? A conservative is someone who defends and advances the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and the rest of the planks in the Republican Party platform. Based on the aforesaid definition, extremely few of the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee are conservative.) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/princeton-young-conservatives-trump/604192/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, heterosexual, patriotic, Republican, American, older, gun owners, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc. 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/12/evangelicals-supporting-trump-now-article-faith-literally/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— For you, what has changed from 10 year ago, since 2010? 10 years ago, I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, and the Milton Township Republicans Central Committee webmaster, but my critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have ended that. My wife worked for Central DuPage Hospital, but she is retired now. My mother, her sister, and one of her brothers were alive, but they have died. My aunt was living on her own, but she has been in assisted living the last 10 years. My hometown Crete was doing better than it is now. I was not on Social Security and Medicare, but I am now. I did not have type 2 diabetes, but I do now. I put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, but by the end of 2015, I started putting one together and sending it out each and every evening too. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

December 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 13 shot, 2 in custody after memorial turns ‘chaotic’ in Englewood, Chicago police say – Will Jones and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/13-shot–2-in-custody-after-englewood-memorial-turns-chaotic-police/5776745/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Plans for Trump impeachment trial get foggy before holiday break – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/plans-for-trump-impeachment-trial-get-foggy-before-holiday-break
— At least 13 Republican governors plan to still accept refugees near year
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/at-least-13-republican-governors-plan-to-still-accept-refugees-near-year

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marijuana arrests in Chicago’s largest suburbs dropped sharply in the years leading up to legal weed – SARAH FREISHTAT, ERIN HEGARTY and SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-nvs-abn-marijuana-arrests-st-20191222-4o4byw7vp5glrogxlyp6aew3aq-story.html
— South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads his 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-pete-buttigieg-donors-presidential-campaign-2020-20191222-luk4m7oalnbyblu367g67k47wu-story.html
— Trump dubs Hawaii Sen. Hirono ‘not the smartest’ in speech – JORDAN FABIAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-trump-hirono-20191222-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191222/news/312229900/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Candidates and Incumbents Celebrated Christmas with Lake County Right to Life on December 6.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/22/lake-county-right-to-life-christmas-party/
— Unintrended Consequence of Getting Rid of McHenry County Superintendent of Regional Education
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/22/unintrended-consequence-of-getting-rid-of-mchenry-county-superintendent-of-regional-education/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Maripat Oliver -hypocrisy at the highest level – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/dupage-township-trustee-maripat-oliver-hypocrisy-at-the-highest-level/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘She knew it was wrong’: Trump offers ‘respect’ toward Tulsi Gabbard for not voting to impeach – Jon Brown
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/she-knew-it-was-wrong-trump-admits-great-respect-toward-tulsi-gabbard-for-not-voting-to-impeach

AMERICAN THINKER
— He’s My President, Not My Pastor – Timothy Philen
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/hes_my_president_not_my_pastor.html
— The voter purge myth – Michael Nadler
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_voter_purge_myth.html

BREITBART
— Ted Cruz Blasts Spending Bill: Funds Planned Parenthood, Gun Control – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/21/ted-cruz-blasts-spending-bill-funds-planned-parenthood-gun-control/

DAILY CALLER
— Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Says Asian, Indian And Middle-Eastern Billionaires Are ‘White’ – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/21/elizabeth-warren-asian-indian-middle-eastern-billionaires-white/

TOWNHALL
— Leave It to CNN to Flat Out Lie About the Booming Economy – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/22/cnn-flat-out-lies-when-they-say-the-trump-economy-is-not-substantially-different-than-before-n2558408

NEWSMAX
— National Review Editor Calls for Trump’s Removal – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/resistance-nevertrump-coup-senate/2019/12/22/id/946978/

THE HILL
— ‘SNL’ mocks Tulsi Gabbard after ‘present’ vote on impeachment: ‘Democrats, I’ll get you, my party, and your little mayor too’ – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/475640-snl-mocks-tulsi-gabbard-after-present-vote-democrats-ill-get

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Joe Biden is winning the electability primary – DOYLE MCMANUS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-22/joe-biden-electability-democratic-nomination

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Generation Gap Over Church at Christmas Strains surface when millennial children who rarely attend religious services visit baby-boomer parents who do – Clare Ansberry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-generation-gap-over-church-at-christmas-11577016000

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Welcome to the Electability Primary – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/welcome-to-the-electability-primary.html

ROLLING STONE
— The Traitors Among Us – RICK WILSON (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other Whites to curry favor with minorities? What do you say to men who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other men to curry favor with women? What do you say to older people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other older people to curry favor with younger people? What do you say to rich people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other rich people to curry favor with poor people? What do you say to those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who demonize, denigrate, and condemn others whose ancestors have been in America for a long time to curry favor with those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time?)
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/traitors-donald-trump-republican-party-922194/

FEDWEEK
— Survey Provides Demographic Snapshot of Federal Workforce (DIERSEN: Missing: political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, marital status, dependents, religion, national origin, first year ancestors came to America, net worth, etc.)
https://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/survey-provides-demographic-snapshot-of-federal-workforce/

GUARDIAN
— ‘Impeach me outside’: SNL portrays Donald Trump with hoop earrings calling the Democrats ‘losers’ and the debates a ‘freak show’ – before ‘Krampus’ Nancy Pelosi gifts him the articles of impeachment – ARIEL ZILBER
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7818595/Impeach-outside-SNL-portrays-Donald-Trump-hoop-earings-calling-Democrats-losers.html

December 18 Evening Edition

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Split screen: Trump holding rally as impeachment vote looms – DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN
https://apnews.com/df59970ad25ae98e8d0139fd24adcec1

THE HILL
— Watch live: Trump holds rally in Michigan while House votes on impeachment
https://thehill.com/video/campaign/475202-watch-live-trump-hosts-rally-in-michigan

ABC7
— Trump impeachment debate: Republicans draw comparisons to Jesus, Pearl Harbor attack, Salem Witch trials – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-ties-impeachment-debate-to-jesus-pearl-harbor-salem-witch-trials/5766752/
— Chicago marijuana sales to start on time, City Council votes down ordinance – Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ordinance-to-delay-recreational-marijuana-sales-fails-/5764998/

CBS2
— City Council Approves Ban On Aldermen Lobbying Other Elected Officials – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/18/chicago-city-council-aldermen-lobbying-ban/
— Chicago Hospitals Prepare For Problems Related To Legal Marijuana Use – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/17/chicago-hospitals-prepare-for-problems-related-to-legal-marijuana-use/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Revival of head shops may be sign of coming high times for Illinois – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-head-shops-st-1219-20191218-vs6cwgeodrhgjahupmj5lprqty-story.html
— Marijuana teen vaping up as other drug use, drinking and smoking decline, according to NIH survey – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-marijuana-vaping-up-nih-monitoring-the-future-survey-tt-20191218-c6rxsuxm3nb2tmtpkgipyq233u-story.html
— Oswego police prepare for jump in marijuana-related DUIs – LINDA GIRARDI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-oswego-marijuana-st-1219-20191218-4hsewpwqrbh3xc57oy6ctp5meu-story.html
— Illinois is getting more than 250 new laws and taxes on Jan. 1. Here’s what you need to know. – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-liststory-illinois-new-laws-2020-20191218-k3sjxat7mvgonbbbvyr7anlbja-list.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure to consolidate hundreds of police and fire pension funds – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-municipal-pension-consolidation-20191218-v7feag3lsfez5irczyq7ba4cha-story.html
— Illinois Gaming Board moves to yank video gambling license after accusing owner of offering a $5 million ‘illegal inducement’ to betting parlor chain – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-video-gambling-license-revocation-20191218-hksxbsjwnnhnvlyjidassomj5m-story.html
— Shareholder lawsuit is filed against ComEd parent Exelon, alleging it misled investors concerning federal probe
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-exelon-shareholder-lawsuit-20191218-i6cxtbmjv5hajdydmkzzrmrlhq-story.html
— Legal recreational weed sales will begin Jan. 1 as planned in Chicago, despite a wild, angry debate in City Council – JOHN BYRNE, LOLLY BOWEAN, GREGORY PRATT and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-marijuana-delay-vote-city-council-20191218-rjelqg6gc5fojgkpau3q32tio4-story.html
— DuPage Forest Preserve board OKs five years of priority projects that don’t include Greene Farm Barn
By SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-forest-preserve-greene-barn-st-1220-20191219-43dsann6sfc3bkurnfog4uyrx4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cigar shops, hookah lounges and other smoke shops could allow pot use under city proposal Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an ordinance laying out rules for consuming pot in public Wednesday. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/18/21028867/recreational-marijuana-cigar-hookah-smoke-shops-public-pot-consumption
— Lightfoot moves to strengthen Welcoming City ordinance — but leaves ‘carve-outs’ in place for now Immigrant activists have demanded removal of exceptions that govern how Chicago Police cooperate with ICE. Lightfoot campaigned on the promise to do just that. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/18/21028945/lightfoot-moves-to-strengthen-welcoming-city-ordinance-but-leaves-carve-outs-in-place-for-now
— Effort to delay recreational pot sales fails after gov promises to give 2 new licenses to owners of color Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned of a “multitude of unintended consequences” if pot sales were delayed in the city until July 1. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/18/21028078/recreational-marijuana-sales-chicago-city-council-vote-delay

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Legal weed survives push to delay sales After a dramatic showdown on the City Council floor today—one of the biggest tests of Mayor Lightfoot’s administration so far— aldermen thwarted a call from black council members to halt recreational marijuana sales for six months. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/legal-weed-survives-push-delay-sales

QUAD CITIES TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/holiday-gift-guide-in-the-weeds-looking-for-gifts-for/article_9a7d058e-be76-5d79-bd5c-f839fb6b50da.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds at rally call for Trump’s impeachment – Kierra Frazier
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/18/hundreds-at-rally-call-for-trumps-impeachment/aozw1b8/

WJBC
— Illinois’ transparency on economic subsidies gets a middling grade
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/12/18/report-illinois-transparency-on-economic-subsidies-gets-a-middling-grade/

FRANKFORT PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Rally In Support Of President Trump Planned In Frankfort The rally will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the intersection of La Grange Road and Route 30 in Frankfort. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/frankfort/rally-support-trump-planned-frankfort

EVANSTON PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds Take Part In Anti-Trump Impeachment Rally In Evanston The House will vote on Wednesday whether to make Donald Trump the third president in U.S. history to be removed from office.​​ – Nikki Gaskins
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/hundreds-take-part-anti-trump-impeachment-rally-evanston

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 9:30 AM Thursday, December 19, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 2:15 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: Adult-Use Cannabis
https://vimeo.com/380119918
— Cannabis Laws
https://www.wheaton.il.us/cannabislaws

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY DEMOCRAT PARTY CHAIRMAN ADDED TO LIST OF THOSE UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cook-co-democrat-party-chairman-added-to-list-of-those-under-federal-investigation.html
— CBS BOOSTS SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cbs-boosts-southern-poverty-law-center.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois high school officials probe racist insults at game – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/illinois-high-school-officials-probe-racist-insult/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that student fans at a high school girls basketball game west of Chicago subjected members of a visiting team to racist and body-shaming chants and slurs. Officials from Bishop McNamara Catholic School in Kankakee say the ugly behavior was on display Saturday during their varsity team’s game against St. Edward Catholic School in Elgin, WLS-TV reported. Bishop McNamara fans and parents say students in the St. Edward fan section were yelling racist comments throughout the game, including making animal noises at a black Bishop McNamara player and another member of the team.)
— Utah rally supporting Trump impeachment draws hundreds – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/pro-impeachment-rally-draws-hundreds/
— Trump favorability up 6 percentage points since impeachment began, Gallup poll shows Support for impeachment down 6 percentage points since October – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/trump-favorability-up-6-percentage-points-since-im/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Payback’: Republicans vow to impeach next Democratic president – Kerry Picket 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-vow-to-impeach-next-democratic-president

GOPUSA
— Judge permits Georgia to remove 120K ‘inactive’ voters from registration rolls
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81410

BREITBART
— Pew: Race Divides Democrat Party on Faith and Marriage – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/pew-race-divides-democrat-party-faith-marriage/
— Nancy Pelosi Compares Impeachment to Battle of the Bulge Against Nazi Germany – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/nancy-pelosi-compares-impeachment-to-battle-of-the-bulge-against-nazi-germany-wwii/

BLAZE
— Top House Democrat compares Trump impeachment to fights against slavery, Jim Crow – Nate Madden
https://www.theblaze.com/news/top-house-democrat-compares-trump-impeachment-to-fights-against-slavery-jim-crow

CNS NEWS
— Trump Administration Expands the List of Criminal Offenses That Would Bar Asylum – Susan Jones 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/trump-administration-expands-list-criminal-offenses-would-bar-asylum

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Betray America With Impeachment Vote – RONNA MCDANIEL, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/mcdaniel-democrats-impeachment/
— Trump Administration Wants To Restrict More Criminal Aliens From Qualifying For Asylum – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/trump-illegal-aliens-asylum-criminals/

DAILY WIRE
— Epic Fail: Latest Poll Shows Trump’s Approval Rising, Support For Impeachment Low – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/epic-fail-latest-poll-shows-trumps-approval-rising-support-for-impeachment-low

COLLEGE FIX
— Justice Department is still investigating Harvard for anti-Asian admissions practices – GREG PIPER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because of the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, it is OK to be 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.thecollegefix.com/justice-department-is-still-investigating-harvard-for-anti-asian-admissions-practices/

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters want all the citizens of all the countries in the world to seek asylum in America.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/blocked-border-young-families-pregnant-mothers-struggle-asylum/story?id=67777661

WASHINGTON POST
— Pelosi emerges as Trump’s most powerful political adversary with impeachment – Paul Kane
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-impeachment-pelosi-emerges-as-trumps-most-powerful-political-adversary/2019/12/18/3f47cd96-21b2-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

USA TODAY
— ‘Four more years!’: Michigan crowd rallies for Trump ahead of House impeachment vote – Kathleen Gray and Elena Durnbaugh
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/18/donald-trump-battle-creek-kellogg-impeachment-rally/2693773001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Reject Trump’s cynical anti-Palestinian ploy on campus speech.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-reject-trumps-cynical-ploy-on-campus-speech-20191218-yqbljj3wpbfofeo574wasjysum-story.html

NEW YORKER
— India’s Citizenship Emergency – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/indias-citizenship-emergency
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, India adopted new legislation called the Citizenship Amendment Act, which gives undocumented immigrants of several faiths a path to citizenship but excludes Muslims, who make up about fifteen per cent of the country’s population. The law is part of a pattern of persecution of Muslims carried out by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party, who seek to transform India from an avowedly secular, pluralistic country into a Hindu one. This past August, Modi revoked the autonomy of India’s only Muslim-majority state, Kashmir, and flooded it with troops, in an ongoing siege. In Assam, another state with a large Muslim population, the government implemented the National Register of Citizens, which forced people to prove or lose their citizenship status. Immigrants whose citizenship was stripped by the state are already being sent to detention camps; last month, the government declared that the citizenship registry would soon cover the entire country. The cumulative effect of these moves has been to throw India’s democratic character and future into a precarious state not seen since the mid-nineteen-seventies, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency and imprisoned her political opponents. In response to the Citizenship Amendment Act, demonstrations have broken out across India.)

DAILY BEAST
— The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that students yelled racist comments and chanted animal noises at a black player during a high school girls basketball game. – Emma Tucker
https://www.thedailybeast.com/illinois-high-school-officials-probe-racist-slurs-by-students-at-game

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Thousands attend impeachment rally in Chicago
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Thousands-attend-impeachment-rally-in-Chicago/67655.html

December 9 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: California church nativity scene depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint GOD as being anti-Trump, anti-Christian, 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://abc7chicago.com/religion/church-nativity-scene-depicts-holy-family-as-caged-refugees/5741280/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/9/2019
— Illinois lawmakers, Chicago leaders protest Trump administration’s cuts to food stamp program. ABC7 is awaiting comment from the Illinois GOP and offices of a few Republican congressmen on Sunday’s protest. (DIERSEN: Jobs always exist for those who are able-bodied. However, overwhelmingly, those jobs are “bad jobs.” The real issue is should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take “bad jobs?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; 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://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-lawmakers-protest-trump-administrations-new-food-stamps-rule/5740789/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hey legislators, end legalized bribery in Illinois now One of the more indefensible scams in Illinois politics is the legal right of dozens of officeholders to take money donated to their campaigns and blow it on pretty much whatever they want. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/9/20997722/legalized-bribery-john-cullerton-james-deleo-campaign-funds-obama-illinois-legislature-editorial
— Development agency tackles poverty, factionalism in south suburbs With startup money from Cook County, the Southland Development Authority looks to bring new businesses to the region. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/9/20998084/southland-development-authority-south-suburbs-poverty-factionalism

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— For years, AT&T has charged Harvey for inoperable telecommunications lines, officials say. The city now owes $700,000. – ZAK KOESKE (DIERSEN: What are your connections with Harvey? I worked for IRS there 1972-1973. My aunt owned a home there for many years. I passed the Post Office employment test and truck driving test there in 1966.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-harvey-phone-bills-st-1209-20191208-rw5ambuiinhunasav4njp6zo2i-story.html
— If Republicans care about hunger in America, why do they keep trying to take food stamps away from the poor? – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Jobs always exist for those who are able-bodied. However, overwhelmingly, those jobs are “bad jobs.” The real issue is should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take “bad jobs?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; 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.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-hunger-republicans-food-stamps-20191209-u3tqslka35hafgcbibd6a2a43i-story.html
— Illinois Exodus alert: Why Chicago skyscrapers and your home are worth less – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-exodus-chicago-property-values-20191206-akoamapwnzdwvmhagsozdbzxey-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Nevins v. Shaw & Oberweis: Be skeptical of endorsement – Jennifer Nevins, Aurora
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191209/be-skeptical-of-endorsement
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Tollway boss Jose Alvarez brings in five former colleagues, at $893,000 a year – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191209/tollway-boss-brings-in-five-former-colleagues-at-893000-a-year

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— More reporters coming to Statehouse – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191208/more-reporters-coming-to-statehouse

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Firearm card law spared emergency void State high court still to decide bigger constitutionality issue – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Firearm-card-law-spared-emergency-void-14892155.php

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— A rapidly approaching future – John Kass (DIERSEN: In your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county, how do the “reigning political priests” treat those who share your demographics?) 
https://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/column-a-rapidly-approaching-future/article_9f5505a5-e611-51f9-94ee-8dd18838b9c2.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: No matter what side you take on Trump Impeachment Theater, or just about any other topic for that matter — from the politics of chicken sandwiches to climate change — if you dare challenge the views of the reigning political priests, chances are you’ll be called stupid and hateful. And someone will want to shut you up. The traditional American response to such silencing has always been: “This is a free country, isn’t it?” But is it now? Or are we building a new “Animal Farm,” where we are told what to think and how to think it? These are the central questions in “No Safe Spaces,” a profoundly important new film about free speech and thought by conservative radio host Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla, the libertarian comic and podcast superstar.)

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats push pot and reparations.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evanston-ill-has-reparations-plan#stream/0

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— 10 REFERENDUMS NOW ON MARCH 2020 PRIMARY BALLOTS IN KANE COUNTY (DIERSEN: What referendums will be on March 2020 ballots in your county?)
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2019/12/10-referendums-now-on-march-2020-primary-ballots-in-kane-county/

CHICAGO MAROON
— Sanders Has Raised the Most Money From University of Chicago Donors, Topping Buttigieg, Warren More than 98 percent of donations went to Democratic candidates. – Matthew Lee
https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2019/12/8/sanders-raised-money-uchicago-donors-topping-butti/

WIREPOINTS
— “This is about as good as it gets when it comes to the economy and jobs. We’re at a 50-year low in unemployment. This is the moment to get people into meaningful work and off food stamps.” – Ted Dabrowski (DIERSEN: Jobs always exist for those who are able-bodied. However, overwhelmingly, those jobs are “bad jobs.” The real issue is should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take “bad jobs?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; 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://wirepoints.org/this-is-about-as-good-as-it-gets-when-it-comes-to-unemployment-this-is-the-moment-to-get-people-into-the-workforce-and-off-food-stamps-ted-dabrowski-on-chicago-tonight/

ZERO HEDGE
— Trump’s New Food-Stamp Rules In Illinois: If Not Now, When? – Tyler Durden
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trumps-new-food-stamp-rules-illinois-if-not-now-when

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Twitter and Catalina Lauf and Jim MarterMcConchie at Cary Christmas Parade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/09/il-14-twitter-and-catalina-lauf/ 
— McConchie at Cary Christmas Parade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/08/mcconchie-at-cary-christmas-parade/

CENTER SQUARE
— More than 250 new laws take effect in Illinois New Year’s Day – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/more-than-new-laws-take-effect-in-illinois-new-year/article_7a9a3942-186b-11ea-8ee1-cf9ae03c2d0b.html

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Cullerton Quietly Leaves a Large Legacy in Springfield – Daniel C. Vock
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/cullerton-quietly-leaves-a-large-legacy-in-springfield

FOX NEWS
— Republican Bill Weld says he can beat Trump in at least five states on Super Tuesday – Julia Musto (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how many Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will cast Republican primary ballots and vote for Weld?)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/republican-bill-weld-beat-trump-five-states-super-tuesday-primaries

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Anti-Trump Resistance Is Really against the Deplorables – Janice Shaw Crouse
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_antitrump_resistance_is_really_against_the_deplorables.html
— No, I Don’t Wish Trump Would Stop Tweeting – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/no_i_dont_wish_trump_would_stop_tweeting.html

BREITBART
— Treasury’s Monica Crowley on the Explosive Trump Economy Success – MATTHEW BOYLE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/08/exclusive-treasurys-monica-crowley-on-the-explosive-trump-economy-success-boom/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— LGBTQ lynch mob lambasts Mayor Pete over Salvation Army – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31539-assault-america-day-341-leftist-culture-deniers-shake-down-buttigieg-over-salvation-ar

FEDERALIST
— Why Trump’s Gains With Black Voters Could Swing The 2020 Election How much support can Trump actually gain in 2020? It’s not clear, but just a modest swing of African Americans toward Trump in 2020 could prove decisive. – Stewart Lawrence
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/09/why-trumps-gains-with-black-voters-could-swing-the-2020-election/

PJ MEDIA
— What’s Going on With Drudge? Rasmussen Claims ‘Matt’s Not There Anymore…Word Is He Sold’ – PAULA BOLYARD
https://pjmedia.com/trending/whats-going-on-with-drudge-rasmussen-claims-matts-not-there-anymore-word-is-he-sold/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— In wake of Trump executive order, LA City Council declares it is ‘Welcoming City’ for refugees – Leslie Eastman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, municipalities run by Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and/or RINOs are NOT welcoming for those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/12/in-wake-of-trump-executive-order-la-city-council-declares-it-is-welcoming-city-for-refugees/

THE HILL
— Bloomberg reporting policy not pretty or perfect, but right – JOE FERULLO
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/473542-bloomberg-reporting-policy-not-pretty-or-perfect-but-right

ABC NEWS
— Democrats face conflicting internal instincts on impeachment Some of the key decisions about articles of impeachment are still lingering. – Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/note-democrats-face-conflicting-internal-instincts-impeachment/story?id=67578326

NEW YORK TIMES
— With White House Absent, Impeachment Devolves Into Partisan Brawl President Trump is refusing to engage and Democrats have concluded they will press ahead anyway, rendering a historic undertaking little more than a foregone conclusion. – Michael D. Shear, Nicholas Fandos and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/us/politics/impeachment-partisan-democrats-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Eight Counts of Impeachment That Trump Deserves. The lessons from Nixon and Clinton.” What counts of impeachment do your critics/opponents say that you deserve? It would be great if my critics/opponents would put their counts of impeachment against me in writing so that I can respond to them. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/opinion/donald-trump-impeachment.html
— Study Examines Why Black Americans Remain Scarce in Executive Suites A new report, “Being Black in Corporate America,” outlines why diversity and inclusion efforts are falling short for African-American professionals. – Lauretta Charlton
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/black-in-corporate-america-report.html
— What Does This Country Demand of Black Women in Politics? After Kamala Harris’s departure from the presidential race, the people who saw their own paths reflected in hers are thinking about what comes next. – Lisa Lerer and Jennifer Medina
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/us/politics/kamala-harris-black-women.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Buttigieg releases ‘summary’ of his work for consulting firm McKinsey – Chelsea Janes (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but what if I released a summary of my work for a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee since 1999, b) GOPUSA since 2000, c) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, d) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce 2003-2011, e) Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007, f) American Association of Political Consultants 2001-2004, g) GAO 1980-1997, h) Association of Government Accountants 1983-1996, i) IRS 1971-1980, etc.?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/buttigieg-releases-summary-of-his-work-for-consulting-firm-mckinsey/2019/12/06/d1f10bd6-1897-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html
— Republicans are all about boosting economic growth — except when it comes to food stamps – Catherine Rampell (DIERSEN: Jobs always exist for those who are able-bodied. However, overwhelmingly, those jobs are “bad jobs.” The real issue is should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take “bad jobs?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; 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.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-are-all-about-boosting-economic-growth–except-when-it-comes-to-food-stamps/2019/12/05/f43f4902-17a5-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Stock analysts weigh presidential politics – Adam Shell (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to drive the stock market down.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/12/09/best-stocks-2020-401-k-investors-should-look-consider-these-sectors/4353504002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG GRAPHIC: This Harvard grad has made millions on U.S. college admissions for international students – Chris Quintana and Kevin McCoy
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/12/08/college-admissions-scandal-ivy-league-harvard-crimson-education-jamie-beaton/3919491002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FBI’s Chris Wray Tries to Steer Bureau Past Politics Monday’s inspector general report is expected to critique agency’s actions before current director took over – Byron Tau, Aruna Viswanatha and Sadie Gurman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbischris-wray-tries-to-steer-bureau-past-politics-11575825542

FORBES
— Here Are The Billionaires Backing Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign – Michela Tindera
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2019/12/07/here-are-the-billionaires-backing-joe-bidens-presidential-campaign/#d65052159e74

INC.
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE TITLE: How to hire right – Jason Saltzman (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.inc.com/jason-saltzman/i-was-terrible-at-hiring-until-i-learned-these-5-crucial-lessons.html

LA PROGRESSIVE
— “Booming” Economy Means More Bad Jobs and Faster Race to the Bottom – Glen Ford (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the jobs that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; 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.laprogressive.com/race-to-the-bottom/

December 6 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot? 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Submit-Your-Questions_-Ask-Experts-About-Recreational-Cannabis-in-Illinois_Chicago-565893022.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/cannabis-in-illinois-questions-565863752.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want people on welfare to smoke pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?) 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/06/marijuana-legal-illinois-federal-house/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— City Club President Jay Doherty resigns, ‘distraction’ of federal investigation cited FBI agents searched the former ComEd lobbyist’s City Club office in May as part of a broadening corruption investigation. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/6/20999237/city-club-jay-doherty-resigns-chicago-federal-investigation-comed-lobbyist

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales backers organizing to counter visible ‘Opt Out’ group in Palatine – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/marijuana-sales-backers-organizing-to-counter-visible-opt-out-group-in-palatine—–
— Plan to allow marijuana sales in unincorporated Lake County delayed – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage video gambling?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/plan-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-unincorporated-lake-county-delayed

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ComEd scandal claims a major civic victim City Club of Chicago parts ways with longtime chief Jay Doherty in the wake of revelations involving a federal probe into the utility’s government lobbying. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/comed-scandal-claims-major-civic-victim
— Mike Madigan’s ComEd windfall For at least five years, the utility and its top execs have hosted an unusual big-bucks fundraiser for the House speaker, who was key to enacting the company’s Springfield agenda. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/mike-madigans-comed-windfall
— Don’t worry, ComEd still has all the juice it needs The investigation-beset utility is still as able as ever to get what it wants out of government. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/dont-worry-comed-still-has-all-juice-it-needs
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/partaking-pot-2020-some-faqs-recreational-cannabis

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout – Jerry Nowicki (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191205/pritzker-stakeholders-talk-next-phases-of-legalized-marijuana-rollout

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois’ pension debt topped $137 billion in June, a $3.5 billion increase from the previous year. – DOUG FINKE
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/guess-how-much-the-illinois-pension-debt-has-climbed-to/article_9d02881c-76d4-5f85-8792-209b46f04a18.html

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— House Democratic tradition goes by the board Young staffers no longer required to ‘camp out’ in the cold – Rich Miller
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/12/05/house-democratic-tradition-goes-by-the-board/arfc774/

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— The Illinois Tax Man cometh; how should we greet him? – Jim Nowlan
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-the-illinois-tax-man-cometh-how/article_af7e1a98-1875-11ea-97e0-632372ffba61.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Declines to Take Part in ‘Baseless’ House Impeachment Inquiry – AYESHA RASCOE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-declines-take-part-baseless-house-impeachment-inquiry#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Op-Ed: Progressive tax will lead to capital flight, fewer jobs, stagnant wages – Jared D. Carl
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-progressive-tax-will-lead-to-capital-flight-fewer/article_cd3fdfd4-179a-11ea-916f-dbbfd865dbeb.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis industry job growth expected as Illinois’ medical industry prepares for recreational sales – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/cannabis-industry-job-growth-expected-as-illinois-medical-industry-prepares/article_b717607a-1852-11ea-ba02-0fa08c2c2dff.html

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— House candidate Tim Baldermann has homestead exemption applied to 3 of his Will County properties; state law allows 1 – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/520789891-house-candidate-has-homestead-exemption-applied-to-3-of-his-will-county-properties-state-law-allows-1

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases Freedom vs. Socialism Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-freedom-vs-socialism-video/
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Named One of Ten “Majority Makers” & Receives Financial Support and Endorsement from Maverick PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-named-one-of-ten-majority-makers-receives-financial-support-and-endorsement-from-maverick-pac/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— They Were Warned – Kathy Valente (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/they-were-warned/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was contradicted by the facts, and we shared ample evidence from states that had already approved “recreational” marijuana. The evidence is clear: the black market had been thriving because of legalization. Now we read that the California cannabis industry is in big trouble and want lawmakers to do something about it. What’s their problem? The black market is doing 73 percent of California’s marijuana business – or $8.7 billion. California is considered to be the largest cannabis market in the world. While 2019 is not yet over, it’s estimated that their total marijuana sales will top nearly $12 billion. Yes, the black market is thriving on the left coast, growing by leaps and bounds, and threatening to bury a quasi-legitimate (sic) industry. So much for the influx of revenue they’re anticipating.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP SUBURBAN ORG HOLDS EARLY 2020 PRIMARY STRAW POLL; PICKS BREAK IL GOP MOLD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-suburban-org-holds-early-2020-primary-straw-poll-picks-break-il-gop-mold.html
— IL GOP US SENATE CANDIDATES SPAR OVER IMMIGRATION ISSUE (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-us-senate-candidates-spar-over-immigration-issue.html
— CHICK-FIL-A’S SURRENDER WILL ONLY EMPOWER LIBERAL BULLIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/chick-fil-as-surrender-will-only-empower-liberal-bullies.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Doherty out at City Club, may have been conduit for 100 ComEd jobs
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/06/doherty-out-at-city-club-may-have-been-conduit-for-100-comed-jobs/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) bring to the attention of candidates articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that are critical of those candidates and b) call for those candidates to punish me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/bloomberg-his-news-reporters-need-to-accept-restri/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says employees at his news organization need to accept restrictions with their paycheck, including the ban on investigating their boss. Bloomberg, billionaire founder of Bloomberg News, was asked in a CBS News interview about rules put in place when he announced his candidacy: The organization’s reporters are not allowed to probe him and his finances, or any of his Democratic rivals. Bloomberg News says the restriction does not apply to President Donald Trump as the government’s leader. That prompted Trump’s campaign to say it would not allow Bloomberg reporters to cover its events.)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— National media isn’t sticking up for press freedom after Pelosi’s blowup at reporter
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/national-media-isnt-sticking-up-for-press-freedom-after-pelosis-blowup-at-reporter

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Vows to Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare to All Illegal Aliens in U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/06/joe-biden-vows-to-give-taxpayer-funded-obamacare-to-all-illegal-aliens-in-u-s/
— When We Self-Censor on Politics and Religion, the Left Wins – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/12/05/rick-manning-when-we-self-censor-on-politics-and-religion-the-left-wins/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Administration Dramatically Increases Immigration Workplace Investigations – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/ice-worksite-enforcement-investigations/
— Nancy Pelosi Claimed To ‘Resent’ The Word ‘Hate.’ She Once Said GOP Were ‘Paralyzed With Hatred’ Of Clinton – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
SOCIAL ISS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/nancy-pelosi-hate-catholic-clinton-trump/

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ Diversity — Only in the Back of the Bus – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80740

NEWS BUSTERS
— Acosta What? CNN Lectures Pelosi Doesn’t Want Rudely Shouted Questions! – Alex Christy
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2019/12/05/cnn-reacts-pelosi-presser-outburst-he-used-work-fox-news
— CNN Liberals ‘Love’ ‘Iconic’ Pelosi Putting Sinclair’s James Rosen ‘In His Place’ – Kristine Marsh
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2019/12/06/cnn-liberals-love-iconic-pelosi-putting-sinclairs-james-rosen-his
— Tapper Refuses to Push Back on Pelosi Dissing Sinclair’s James Rosen as Not a Real Journalist – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2019/12/06/tapper-refuses-push-back-pelosi-dissing-sinclairs-james-rosen-not

TOWNHALL
— The Latest Jobs Report Was Not Kind…to Democrats – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/12/06/maga-bitches-over-250000-jobs-created-in-november-unemployment-rate-dips-again-n2557594

CAMPUS REFORM
— Students want ‘free’ tuition for illegals…but won’t donate their own money – Eduardo Neret (DIERSEN: Democrats want Republicans to provide them and everyone else with “free stuff.”)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14070

WASHINGTON POST
— Do women and people of color running for president get to be as angry as Joe Biden? – Eugene Scott 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/06/do-women-people-color-running-president-get-be-angry-joe-biden/
— Wall Street says it cares about diversity. But most big banks won’t share complete workforce data. We asked the 15 largest U.S. banks for workforce race and gender data that they already report to the federal government. Only two shared the full numbers. – Renae Merle and Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/06/wall-street-says-it-cares-about-diversity-most-big-banks-wont-share-complete-workforce-data/

FORBES
— The Impact Of Unemployment On Male Well-Being – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: I have been underemployed since 1976 and unemployed since 1997.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/06/the-impact-of-unemployment-on-male-wellbeing/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The impact of unemployment on well-being is well documented, although research from a few years ago suggested that it’s “good work” rather than just work that is the key to mental well-being. With the traditional gender roles presenting the role of men as the bread winner for the family, it seems logical that unemployment would pose a particular burden on men, and that was the subject of a recent report from the IZA World of Labor. The report reveals that the number of working-age men outside the labor force is on the rise around the world, with this corresponding with a rise in stress and other mental health issues, including depression and anger. Indeed, male unemployment is also linked to a range of physical health concerns, including suicide and substance abuse that are raising mortality rates across the United States. The researchers believe the issues of male unemployment are strongest among low-skilled labor, with those in work also suffering from declining wages and status. This often ultimately results in men dropping out of the labor force entirely. Many of the issues facing unemployed men revolve around a loss of hope, and such issues were consistent around the world. That many unemployed men resort to opioid abuse merely exacerbates their slide into poor mental well-being. This is often accompanied by marriage failure and a decline in civic or religious participation. One’s social standing was a key factor in this, as the image and self-esteem of many working class men is wrapped up in their hard work ethic, so being unemployed carries considerable stigma.)

GM AUTHORITY
— American Middle Class Is Being Priced Out Of New-Car Market – SAM MCEACHERN (DIERSEN: I bought my first new car in 1966 when I was 17 years old. It was a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint. I paid for it with money that I had earned and saved washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.) 
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/12/american-middle-class-is-being-priced-out-of-new-car-market/

November 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Lightfoot’s 2020 budget approved despite push back, closing an $838M budget shortfall – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoots-2020-budget-approved-closing-an-$838m-budget-shortfall/5720279/
— Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon event – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/trump-tells-impeachment-jokes-at-annual-turkey-pardon-event/5720753/

CBS2
— Why Are Illinois Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Limiting Their Sales? – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/26/why-are-illinois-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-limiting-their-sales/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Melania Trump draws boos at youth summit in Baltimore – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/melania-trump-draws-boos-at-youth-summit-in-baltimore

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 7 more medical pot shops granted recreational licenses in Illinois, including shops in Jefferson Park and South Chicago So far, 29 medical dispensaries have been granted similar licenses across Illinois. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/26/20983904/medical-marijuana-cannabis-weed-recreational-pot-shops-columbia-care-mission-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Congressional candidate Anthony Clark gets high in campaign video, claims ‘cannabis saved my life’ Clark is trying again to unseat U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, who recently co-sponsored the legislation to lift the federal prohibition on pot that cleared a House committee last week. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/26/20983388/congressional-candidate-anthony-clark-gets-high-in-campaign-video-claims-cannabis-saved-my-life

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 7 more medical marijuana stores approved to sell recreational weed, including 2 in Chicago – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-marijuana-stores-approved-20191126-u2xv7ikksnf3xinbs2fpb4sa2y-story.html
— Evanston will use recreational marijuana sales tax proceeds to fund local reparations program – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER (DIERSEN: Do those who run your municipality favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, which residents, organizations, companies, etc. in your municipality do they want a) to pay reparations and how much and b) to receive reparations and how much? What criteria do they want to use to determine the aforesaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that those who share my demographics should pay lots of reparations and b) that government jobs and promotions should be given to minorities and to females as a form of reparations.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-evanston-reparations-marijuana-tax-tl-1205-20191126-g3ifwaikrjfmrillfv6ytvwgii-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Board approves $476.2 million budget for fiscal 2020 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191126/dupage-county-board-approves-4762-million-budget-for-fiscal-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint DuPage County, and especially Naperville, as being full of racists.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191126/rev-jesse-jackson-to-dupage-leaders-racism-hurts-the-racist-and-the-victim
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Every school should always have at least one trained and armed employee.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191126/editorial-grants-proposal-a-better-idea-than-arming-teachers

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/11/26/breaking-into-the-marijuana-game/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Illinois had highest ‘Trump bucks’ payouts for farmers – Beth Burger
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191126/illinois-had-highest-trump-bucks-payouts-for-farmers

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— North Aurora trustee launches bid for Illinois House Dist. 49 Laura Curtis is running as a Republican
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/11/26/north-aurora-trustee-launches-bid-for-illinois-house-dist-49/aelode7/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DeKalb approved for medical marijuana dispensary; NIU says ‘no’ to weed even after Jan. 1 Also: NIU reinforces federal law, prohibits recreational and medical use on campus – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/11/26/dekalb-approved-for-medical-marijuana-dispensary-niu-says-no-to-weed-even-after-jan-1/a7riyp7/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— New Illinois pot law says users must be impaired before employers can punish – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise stoners. How soon and how many employees will get high on pot Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays hoping to recover by Monday? In 1970, while I was a student at NIU, Chrysler hired me to work Mondays because of many no-shows on Mondays.) 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Changes-coming-in-Illinois-for-job-related-drug-14864358.php

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— New Illinois pot law says users must be impaired before employers can punish – Cole Lauterbach 
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Changes-coming-in-Illinois-for-job-related-drug-14864358.php

SOUTHERN
— One year after gun seizure law, no confiscations yet in deep Southern Illinois – GABRIEL NEELY-STREIT
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/one-year-after-gun-seizure-law-no-confiscations-yet-in/article_86ad9e28-63b6-5326-8123-552549bc821d.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Social Equity Map Seeks To Address Impact Of Cannabis Criminalization – NOAH JOHNSON 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/social-equity-map-seeks-address-impact-cannabis-criminalization

EVANSTON NOW
— Alderman Robin Rue Simmons told her colleagues Monday night that the thousands of local government officials at last week’s National League of Cities meeting “were in awe of us” when members of the Evanston delegation described the racial reparations program City Council now has adopted. – Bill Smith (DIERSEN: Do those who run your municipality favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, which residents, organizations, companies, etc. in your municipality do they want a) to pay reparations and how much and b) to receive reparations and how much? What criteria do they want to use to determine the aforesaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that those who share my demographics should pay lots of reparations and b) that government jobs and promotions should be given to minorities and to females as a form of reparations.) 
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/2019-11-26/83557/rue-simmons-people-were-in-awe-of-us

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— DuPage County Board approves 2020 Budget
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2019/11/26/dupage-county-board-approves-2020-budget/107609

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Caught Smoking Weed In Public? You Could Get $50 Fine Under City’s New Rules City Council approved cutting the fines for possessing weed in public, which were previously as high as $500 for the first offense. – Justin Laurence
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/11/26/caught-smoking-weed-in-public-you-could-get-50-fine-under-citys-new-rules/

DUPAGE COUNTY
— DuPage County Board Approves 2020 Budget
https://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=61749

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Illinois Trump supporters, don’t miss out
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14968

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Pecatonica Township banishment from meetings violates state law – JOHN KRAFT 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/11/pecatonica-township-banishment-from-meetings-violates-state-law/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MORE ILLINOISANS ON FOOD STAMPS THIS THANKSGIVING, 50K RECIPIENTS WILL SOON NEED JOBS – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/more-illinoisans-on-food-stamps-this-thanksgiving-50k-recipients-will-soon-need-jobs/

CAPITOL FAX
— Kristen McQueary article on John Anthony: Witness comes forward – “This type of journalism is why victims are afraid to come forward” *** “Are you going to glorify Kevin Quinn next?”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/26/are-you-going-to-glorify-kevin-quinn-next/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Liberal activists twist poll data to spread falsehoods about ‘LGBTQ’ voters hating Trump – Brad Polumbo (DIERSEN: If they were polled, what percent of the LGBTQers in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and Illinois would say that they disapprove of Trump?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/liberal-activists-twist-poll-data-to-spread-falsehoods-about-lgbtq-voters-hating-trump
(DIERSEN: Wow: 93% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people disapprove of President Trump! And 90% support the impeachment of the supposed evil ‘anti-LGBTQ’ villain. Or at least, that’s what LGBT Inc., the activist class and lobby, is claiming, based on the results of a new YouGov/Out Magazine survey into the 2020 election. The left-wing activist organization Human Rights Campaign, essentially an arm of the Democratic Party, put out a press release touting the poll’s results, declaring that “LGBTQ Voters Strongly Condemn Trump.” It highlighted selected figures from the survey and concluded, “One thing is clear, while LGBTQ people are diverse in race, identity and opinion, they are unified in opposition to the Trump-Pence administration.”)
— Trump supporters create social media platform tailored for them – Zachary Halaschak 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-supporters-create-social-media-platform-tailored-for-them

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrats: Identity Politics above All – Steve Feinstein – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/the_democrats_identity_politics_above_all.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Chick-Fil-A Orders Values to Go – Tony Perkins
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31478

CNS NEWS
— Who Are the Racists? – Walter E. Williams
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/walter-e-williams/who-are-racists

DAILY CALLER
— CNN Poll Claims 50% Of Americans Want Trump Removed From Office
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/26/cnn-poll-50-percent-want-trump-removed/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Obama Rejected Race-Based Politics. The Woke Left Demands It. – Craig Trainor
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/11/26/obama-rejected-race-based-politics-the-woke-left-demands-it/

THE HILL
— Europe’s labeling of Israeli products recalls Third Reich’s boycott of Jews – ABRAHAM COOPER AND BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/471632-europes-labeling-of-israeli-products-recalls-third-reichs-boycott-of

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Can Republicans Win in the Suburbs? There’s a Class for That. At ‘Suburban Candidate School,’ GOP hopefuls are learning how to court women voters and how to answer potentially difficult questions about President Trump – Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-republicans-win-in-the-suburbs-theres-a-class-for-that-11574771400

HARVARD POLITICAL REVIEW
— The Benefits of Proportional Representation – Swathi Kella (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your municipality, township/ward, and county share your demographics (race, gender, age, marital status, education, income range, net worth range, own home/rent, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, liberal/moderate/conservative status, political affiliation, veteran status, length of time ancestors have been in America, etc.)? What percent of those who run your municipality, township/ward, and county share your demographics?) 
http://harvardpolitics.com/hprgument-posts/the-benefits-of-proportional-representation/

FEDERAL TIMES
— Fed performance reviews will get a revamp – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government use the subjectivity in performance reviews to 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.federaltimes.com/management/hr/2019/11/26/fed-performance-reviews-will-get-a-revamp/

DAILY BEAST
— CBS ‘Seats Minority Staffers In Back Row’ Discrimination Lawsuit Alleges – Tom Sykes
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cbs-seats-minority-staffers-in-back-row-discrimination-lawsuit-alleges