September 30 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 9 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2 Evening Edition

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Morton Leaders Believe Cannabis Business Ban Reflects Community’s Preference, Village Attorney Says – TIM SHELLEY  (DIERSEN: I have sent a copy of the Village of Morton’s Cannabis Ordinance to the Wheaton City Council. It is posted at https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Morton-Cannabis-Ordinance.pdf )
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/morton-leaders-believe-cannabis-business-ban-reflects-communitys-preference-village-attorney#stream/0

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lincolnwood considers legal, zoning options to tax marijuana, limit sales locations – PHIL ROCKROHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnwood/ct-lwr-marijuana-regulations-planning-tl-0704-20190702-lie4u7jkcjgdheq2vk5gi4cpkm-lie4u7jkcjgdheq2vk5gi4cpkm-story.html
— Sue Bird backs Megan Rapinoe against Donald Trump’s tweets in a Players’ Tribune story – MAGGIE VANONI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/soccer/ct-sue-bird-megan-rapinoe-world-cup-20190702-mkg5rqnpmbdbndicclhqe66y6q-mkg5rqnpmbdbndicclhqe66y6q-story.html
— LGBTQ rights: More than 200 corporations — from Accenture to Zillow and more — urge Supreme Court to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who fail/refuse to promote LGBTQ activity are discriminated against.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-lgbtq-business-support-20190702-53qs2au7xzc6ro2gromjfemqti-story.html
— On the Fourth of July, gathering to celebrate the Declaration of Dependence – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-fourth-of-july-kass-20190702-ti4hhyltzrbgfbnjysga4pvjva-ti4hhyltzrbgfbnjysga4pvjva-story.html
— Thousands of Chicago’s homeless have jobs, some college education, contrary to stereotypes, new study says – PETER NICKEAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-homeless-study-myths-20190702-wtmsehe6ffayxjdbpi3sjav3oq-story.html

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Des Plaines Begins Study Of Regulating Recreational Marijuana – Todd Wessell
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/des-plaines-begins-study-of-regulating-recreation-marijuana/

WEEK
— Most Mortonites agree with cannabis sale ban, some worry about lost profit
https://week.com/news/top-stories/2019/07/02/most-mortonites-agree-with-cannabis-sale-ban-some-worry-about-lost-profit/

WGLT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bloomington-Normal Smoke Shops Prepare For Legal Marijuana – MARY CULLEN 
https://www.wglt.org/post/bloomington-normal-smoke-shops-prepare-legal-marijuana#stream/0

ABC7
— After marijuana legalization in Illinois, hundreds of thousands eligible to expunge previous marijuana criminal charges – Zach Ben-Amots (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future. Disrespecting the rule of law in the past predicts that you will disrespect the rule of law in the future.)
https://abc7chicago.com/hundreds-of-thousands-eligible-to-expunge-marijuana-charges/5375290/
— Nike cancels ‘Betsy Ross flag’ shoes after Kaepernick voices concerns
https://abc7chicago.com/business/wsj-nike-cancels-betsy-ross-flag-sneakers-after-kaepernick-voices-concerns/5374682/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Soon, if not already, all “conditions” will qualify for medical marijuana.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/new-qualifying-conditions-for-medical-marijuana-added-as-program-becomes-permanent/5373720/
— Protests across Chicago demand shutdown of migrant detention centers along US/Mexico border – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/protests-across-chicago-demand-shutdown-of-migrant-detention-centers/5375569/

NBC5
— Illinois Gambling Addiction Program Expects Enrollment Surge
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-gambling-addiction-program-expects-enrollment-surge-512105281.html

CBS2
— CTA Veteran Says He Was Forced To Retire After Blowing The Whistle On Pension Spiking; ‘I Feared Further Retaliation’ – Dorothy Tucker (DIERSEN: What have you blown the whistle on? While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. While I have served as Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, and when I served as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, and as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, I blew the whistle on Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants who failed/refused to defend/advance planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/24/cta-whistleblower-lawsuit-retaliation-pension-spiking-gino-gerbasi/

DAILY HERALD
— Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon will not seek re-election – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190702/kane-county-states-attorney-joe-mcmahon-will-not-seek-re-election

WTTW
— Illinois Taxes Goods. But What About Services? – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2019/07/02/illinois-taxes-goods-what-about-services

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Big business to Supreme Court: Defend LGBTQ people from bias – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who fail/refuse to promote LGBTQ activity are discriminated against.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/big-business-to-supreme-court-defend-lgbtq-people-from-bias/article_503b6675-fab4-5629-8862-5d8844130fe0.html

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Oberweis Releases Preliminary Endorsement List
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512691991-oberweis-releases-preliminary-endorsement-list

WIREPOINTS
— New Data: Subpar Home Appreciation Has Cost Illinoisans a Quarter-Trillion Dollars Over Ten Years – Mark Glennon and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-data-subpar-home-appreciation-has-cost-illinoisans-quarter-trillion-dollars-over-ten-years/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illinois GOP Chairman Schneider thinks first Democratic debate bodes well for Trump in 2020 – Glenn Minnis 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512691792-illinois-gop-chairman-schneider-thinks-first-democratic-debate-bodes-well-for-trump-in-2020

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Appeals court: Insurer can exclude coverage for drunk, high drivers; Widow’s claim for husband’s death barred
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/512671804-appeals-court-insurer-can-exclude-coverage-for-drunk-high-drivers-widow-s-claim-for-husband-s-death-barred

CAPITOL FAX
— New casino towns heap praise on governor
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/02/new-casino-towns-heap-praise-on-governor/
— Cannabis roundup (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/02/cannabis-roundup-12/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump admin drops push for citizenship question on 2020 census – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: This will encourage many more millions to come America illegally and/or to stay in America illegally.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/2/trump-drops-push-citizenship-question-2020-census/

GOPUSA
— Owner of Red Hen says she doesn’t condone, ‘the physical assault of a patron’; has no obligation to ‘unsavory’ individuals (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat restaurants post signs that say the following are NOT WELCOME: those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=71968

AMERICAN THINKER
— The path to a fortune: Get fired from an Illinois public college – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/the_path_to_a_fortune_get_fired_from_an_illinois_public_college.html
— Free health care for illegals? What about the elderly? – Russ Vaughn
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/free_health_care_for_illegals_what_about_the_elderly.html
— The American left is seriously out of control. Now it is dangerous – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/the_american_left_is_seriously_out_of_control_now_they_are_dangerous.html
— ProPublica gets busy with a new doxx operation against the Border Patrol – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/propublica_gets_busy_with_a_new_doxx_operation_against_the_border_patrol.html

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg Warns Black Americans of Another Civil War – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats officially declare war on individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/02/pete-buttigieg-warns-black-americans-of-another-civil-war/

NEWSMAX
— Major Companies Call on Supreme Court to Rule in Favor of LGBT Workers (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who fail/refuse to promote LGBTQ activity are discriminated against.)
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/companies-supreme-court-lgbt-workers/2019/07/02/id/923035/

CBN NEWS
— Does Facebook’s Civil Rights Audit Target Free Speech? – Charlene Aaron
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/july/conservative-group-reacts-to-release-of-facebooks-civil-rights-audit-does-it-target-free-speech

CNS NEWS SERVICE
— CBP Under Fire by Democrats; Under Investigation for Secret Facebook Group – Susan Jones
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/cbp-under-investigation-degrading-comments-secret-facebook-group

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Time For A Federal Takeover Of Portland, Oregon – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30547-time-federal-takeover-portland-oregon

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Beto Campaigns Where the Democrat Base Is — In Mexico!
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/07/02/beto-campaigns-where-the-democrat-base-is-in-mexico/

SEAN HANNITY
— MEGA MAGA: Trump Campaign Takes in $105 MILLION, Blows Past ALL DEM Candidates
https://hannity.com/media-room/mega-maga-trump-campaign-takes-in-105-million-blows-past-all-dem-candidates/

HUMAN EVENTS
— CNN’s Racist Defense of Kamala Harris. Debates about who counts as African-American are not “conspiracy theories.” – Will Chamberlainon
https://humanevents.com/2019/07/02/cnns-racist-defense-of-kamala-harris/

THE HILL
— Trump administration drops citizenship question from 2020 census – JACQUELINE THOMSEN (DIERSEN: This will encourage many more millions to come Ameria illegally and/or to stay in America illegally.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/451431-trump-administration-drops-citizenship-question-from-2020-census
— Trump invites conservative tech critics to ‘social media summit’ at White House – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google Alerts bring to my attention postings on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms before they bring to my attention postings on credible websites that promote the Republican Party platform.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/451359-trump-invites-conservative-tech-critics-to-social-media-summit-at

HUFFINGTON POST
— Amazon, Google Call On Supreme Court To Rule In Favor Of LGBTQ Workers The companies were among more than 200 to file a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that anti-LGBTQ bias is a form of sex discrimination. – Daniel Wiessner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who fail/refuse to promote LGBTQ activity are discriminated against.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/amazon-google-lgbtq-rights-supreme-court_n_5d1bb6e2e4b07f6ca5856d22
— Illinois Is Expunging Marijuana Convictions, But That Will Only Do So Much “Expungement, for the most part, is not done with just a snap of the fingers and all the records go away,” says a criminal justice reform advocate. – Alexis Arnold (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future. Disrespecting the rule of law in the past predicts that you will disrespect the rule of law in the future.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/illinois-expunge-marijuana-convictions_n_5d1bbe48e4b082e55371643e

CNN
— Trump administration won’t ask about citizenship on census – Ariane de Vogue and Gregory Wallace (DIERSEN: This will encourage many more millions to come Ameria illegally and/or to stay in America illegally.)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/02/politics/doj-census-citizenship-question/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Prominent Republicans File Brief to Support L.G.B.T. Rights in Legal Case – Jeremy W. Peters (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who fail/refuse to promote LGBTQ activity are discriminated against.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/us/politics/gay-rights-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— 2020 Census will not include citizenship question, DOJ confirms – Ann E. Marimow and Tara Bahrampour (DIERSEN: This will encourage many more millions to come Ameria illegally and/or to stay in America illegally.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/2020-census-will-not-include-citizenship-question-doj-confirms/2019/07/02/0067be4a-9c44-11e9-9ed4-c9089972ad5a_story.html
— Trump invites conservative tech critics to White House for ‘social media summit’ – Tony Romm (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google Alerts bring to my attention postings on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms before they bring to my attention postings on credible websites that promote the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-technology-202/2019/07/02/the-technology-202-trump-invites-conservative-tech-critics-to-white-house-for-social-media-summit/5d1a7d40a7a0a47d87c56f90/
— How employers are preparing for a gender non-binary world – Jena McGregor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/02/how-employers-are-preparing-gender-non-binary-world/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Praises Mexico Amid Record Detention of Migrants Stiffer enforcement was agreed to in deal Mexico made to avoid imports tariffs on goods sent to U.S. – Santiago Pérez and Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexico-detains-record-number-of-migrants-following-deal-with-u-s-11562017847
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/legal-marijuana-is-nowhere-near-a-high-point-11562095221

BLOOMBERG
— Medical Marijuana Opens Door To Recreational Market 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2019-07-02/medical-marijuana-opens-door-to-recreational-market-radio

FORBES
— When Is An Employer’s Reason For Firing You Actually A Pretext For Age Discrimination? – Eric Bachman
Eric Bachman
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericbachman/2019/07/02/when-is-an-employers-reason-for-firing-you-actually-a-pretext-for-age-discrimination/
— A Paradigm Shift: The End Of Inheritance For The Middle Class – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/07/02/a-paradigm-shift-the-end-of-inheritance-for-the-middle-class/#6571add71e7c

BARRON’S
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.barrons.com/articles/marijuana-sales-will-surge-higher-in-the-us-51562096167

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Americans Still Strongly Support Citizenship Question on Census
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/june_2019/americans_still_strongly_support_citizenship_question_on_census