December 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Impeachment vote: House committee approves charges against President Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-committee-approves-impeachment-charges-against-trump/5751475/
— First lady appears to condone Trump’s criticism of Greta Thunberg – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/first-lady-appears-to-condone-trumps-criticism-of-thunberg/5753166/

CBS2
— As Marijuana Soon Becomes Legal In Illinois, Medical Users Fear Shortage, More Rising Prices – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/13/as-marijuana-soon-becomes-legal-in-illinois-medical-users-fear-shortage-more-rising-prices/
— Joliet Township Job Ad Asked For Applicants Who ‘Voted In A Democratic Primary Election’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/12/joliet-township-job-ad-asked-for-applicants-who-voted-in-a-democratic-primary-election/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Black Caucus chairman may try forcing City Council vote to stall recreational marijuana sales till July – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-chicago-marijuana-alderman-ervin-delay-vote-20191213-dkwdvtnovbd3zjjxxup2u5thhm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Head shops come out of the shadows as weed becomes legal – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-head-shops-preparing-for-recreational-marijuana-20191213-4kk7sn4pdvfv3mdg7somlqqgyy-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Lincolnshire trustees vote down recreational marijuana dispensaries in the village, advocacy groups offer up praise for the decision – KAITLIN EDQUIST
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnshire/ct-lsr-marijuana-dispensaries-vote-tl-1219-20191213-csby53logvf25l2lm4k53gkqk4-story.html
— Illinois, here comes recreational marijuana — and a haze of confusion – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-legal-recreational-weed-confusion-20191213-z2svvuuegrclrdzs7i3l36nvzm-story.html
— When taxpayers trust Springfield … Part 6: A motto for the Fair Tax: ‘Would we ever break a promise to you?’ – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-fair-tax-jb-pritzker-madigan-illinois-20191213-4kpcxz7i3jgkzmvwurvpogkyuy-story.html
— Democrats impeachment of Donald Trump is way too thin, like butter scraped over too much bread – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-donald-trump-impeachment-democrats-kass-20191214-wd2jk33ibfdvhlf534b3gfgx2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago’s March primary will feature 17 contested races for Democratic Party committeeperson People might not know why the party post is important. But the candidates who are running say they see it as a way to be more inclusive and maybe make a statement about corruption, too. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/13/21020974/chicago-march-primary-cook-county-democratic-party-committeeperson-contested-races
— Black Caucus chair again threatens vote on plan to delay recreational pot sales until July 1 Ald. Jason Ervin said he is still seeking a “decent level of ownership” in an industry that currently lacks owners of color in Illinois. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/13/21021052/illinois-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-black-caucus-jason-ervin-sales
— House to impeach Trump next week: Takeaways as vote and Senate trial looms To dilute GOP “coastal elite” charges, Speaker Pelosi wants geographic diversity in her House prosecutor picks, putting Illinois Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi in play. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/13/21021152/trump-impeachment-house-prosecutors-senate-trial-pelosi-raja-sweet
— Show up for those committee meetings, aldermen, or vote on nothing Legislation should not be decided by a handful of aldermen while everybody else plays hooky. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/13/21005018/chicago-aldermenl-committee-meetings-quorum-attendance-sun-times-editorial

WBBM 780
— Evanston Receiving National Attention From Decision To Use Pot Sales Tax To Fund Local Reparations Program (DIERSEN: Will Evanston’s motto be “Smoke a joint, help a Black?”) 
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/evanston-receiving-national-attention-from-decision-to-use-pot-sales-tax-to-fund

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— At least officially, Illinois has moved away from political patronage – Scott Reeder
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191213/scott-reeder-at-least-officially-illinois-has-moved-away-from-political-patronage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191213/editorial-community-leaders-need-to-keep-doors-open-for-refugees

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— There’s a dark side to our genealogy craze – Honor Sachs
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/There-s-a-dark-side-to-our-genealogy-craze-14904375.php

WGLT
— LaHood Says Trump Impeachment Is “Witch Hunt By the Democrats” – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/lahood-says-trump-impeachment-witch-hunt-democrats#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Closer View of Tribune Underwood Anti-Impeachment Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/closer-view-of-tribune-underwood-anti-impeachment-ad/ 
— Marijuana Law Rules Explained by CL Police
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/marijuana-law-rules-explained-by-cl-police/ 
IL-14: Lauren Underwood Still Undecided on Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/il-14-lauren-underwood-still-undecided-on-impeachment/ 
— Impeachment Votes Locally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/impeachment-votes-locally/ 
— GOP Write-Ins Possible for County Board in Districts 1 and 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/gop-write-ins-possible-for-county-board-in-districts-1-and-5/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WE TWO WILL COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS SAY “PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOTHING WRONG” – Steve Balich, Will County Board member
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/op-ed-we-two-will-county-board-members-say-president-trump-did-nothing-wrong.html
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS DIVERT MILLIONS MEANT TO FACILITATE FOID CARDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/illinois-lawmakers-divert-millions-meant-to-facilitate-foid-cards.html
— MORE EVIDENCE EMERGES THAT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FUNDING WORTHLESS COLLEGE DEGREES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/more-evidence-emerges-that-federal-government-is-funding-worthless-college-degrees.html
— LGBT ACTIVISTS PROTEST CANADIAN CHICK-FIL-A, SAY CHANGES ARE NOT ENOUGH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/lgbt-activists-protest-canadian-chick-fil-a-say-changes-are-not-enough.html
— A DIVISIVE, HISTORICALLY DUBIOUS CURRICULUM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/a-divisive-historically-dubious-curriculum.html
— THORNER: TIME TO END THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DACA PROGRAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/thorner-time-to-end-the-obama-administrations-unconstitutional-daca-program.html
— PLANNED PARENTHOOD PUSHES TO BAN DALEIDEN FROM EVER INVESTIGATING THEM AGAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/planned-parenthood-pushes-to-ban-dalieden-from-ever-investigating-them-again.html
— DUCKWORTH RAISES FUNDS CONDEMNING NEW PRO-LIFE FEDERAL JUDGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/duckworth-raises-funds-condemning-new-pro-life-federal-judge.html
— BUMMED OUT ABOUT TIME’S COVER? 19 YEAR OLD GERMAN RESPONDS TO CLIMATE CHANGE HYSTERIA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/bummed-out-about-times-cover-19-year-old-german-responds-to-climate-change-hysteria.html

BLAZE
— Taylor Swift goes on a lengthy rant about ‘toxic male privilege’ in her Billboard speech. She waited for loud applause, but it never came. That’s awkward – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/taylor-swift-toxic-male-privilege

NEWSMAX
— Salvation Army Stronger Than Ever After Chick-fil-A’s Fall From Grace – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/salvation-army-chickfila-christian/2019/12/13/id/945835/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Profs: College Republicans have ‘white supremacist’ views, supporting Trump’s re-election a ‘racist provocation’ – Faith Allen
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14103

THE HILL
— Impeachment obliterates tinges of comity in House – MIKE LILLIS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/474540-impeachment-obliterates-tinges-of-comity-in-house

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Inspector General Report on the FBI: The Political Bias Is Obvious Bias is usually proven by circumstantial evidence based on the actions taken, including but not limited to an employer’s deviation from its procedures. – Nick Price, Elkins Park, Pa.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/inspector-general-report-on-the-fbi-the-political-bias-is-obvious-11576274645

FORBES
— Is Political Division Reducing Labor Mobility? – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: Because virtually all federal employees in the Chicagoland area have been Democrats, federal career opportunities for Republicans in the Chicagoland area have been very limited. 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.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/13/is-political-division-reducing-labor-mobility/#1d17fd16df01

November 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Lightfoot continues to lobby for gambling bill votes in effort to bring casino to Chicago – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-casino-plan-in-jeopardy-as-springfield-veto-session-nears-end/5695239/

NBC5
— Top Moments From the Trump Impeachment Hearing Republicans say Trump did nothing wrong by delaying aid for a notoriously corrupt country – Noreen O’Donnell
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Top-Moments-Trump-Impeachment-Hearing-564884052.html

CBS2
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Pushes To Reduce Penalties For Pot Possession
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4211999-mayor-lori-lightfoot-pushes-to-reduce-penalties-for-pot-possession/

WGN TV
— State senator Patricia Van Pelt’s cannabis company facing scrutiny – BEN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/13/state-senators-cannabis-company-facing-scrutiny/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump says he’s ‘too busy’ to watch impeachment inquiry – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-says-hes-too-busy-to-watch-impeachment-inquiry

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “House impeachment inquiry may help restore the political and social norms that Trump flouts.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-house-impeachment-inquiry-may-help-restore-the-political-and-social-norms-that-trump-flouts-126889-20191113-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to consolidate 650 local police and fire pensions into two statewide funds hits a snag – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pension-consolidation-20191113-o7wzjmgs5ff3dcvh2vqxubbdki-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana dispensary eyes location across from Old Orchard mall in Skokie – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-skr-marijuana-dispensary-old-orchard-tl-1121-20191113-7376q5ek5rcq3p5h2xcd7xotmi-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot accuses Uber, without offering proof, of trying to pay black ministers $54 million to defeat her ride-share tax hike plan – JOHN BYRNE, GREGORY PRATT and MARY WISNIEWSKI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-rideshare-drivers-license-requirements-proposal-20191113-nk44t7b6crdftn6gpedlc2pbb4-story.html
— Illinois House approves Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to consolidate 650 police and firefighter pension funds – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-pension-consolidation-plan-20191113-dciwkui2zba2bkj5ptt3ztlcwm-story.html
— Rep. Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-lipinski-metra-amtrak-union-station-service-20191113-ftiy6d2sajdobgtl2tfmiefedm-story.html
— Senate bill would reduce taxes on Chicago casino, but support from House Democrats remains uncertain – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-fall-session-20191113-phmcj4vhdrbexjfjl3fwvvuuge-story.html
— One ‘dirty’ day shows how ComEd played the game in Springfield — and then the feds took notice – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-columns-comed-madigan-illinois-mcqueary-20191113-fo7aepxrljfi3plexdqv4pwfmi-story.html
— What really happens if we make billionaires pay for everything? The middle class loses political power. – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-billionaires-rich-democracy-goldberg-20191113-x6srbetmavaglfdclugbakurwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot says Uber offered black ministers $54M to get her to ‘back off’ fee hike — which Uber disputes Its plan would raise millions more while being more equitable, the company says. Mayor says the plan ‘doesn’t hold any water.’ – Fran Spielman and David Roeder 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/11/13/20963250/uber-chicago-ridehail-rideshare-tax-proposal-ministers-payoff-lightfoot
— Chicago rated the most welcoming U.S. city for immigrants The New American Economy’s 2019 Cities Index examined the largest 100 cities in the United States and found “traditional immigration gateways” still lead on immigration policy. – Manny Ramos (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote mass/illegal immigration, Democrats and RINOs call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/13/20963191/chicago-most-welcoming-city-immigrants-new-american-economy-index
— Illinois Senate offers up Chicago casino ‘compromise,’ but no dice for this week Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday the Senate won’t have enough time to pass it this week during the veto session. – Tina Sfondeles and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/13/20963429/chicago-casino-senate-no-compromise
— Trump impeachment inquiry sparks war of spin, disinformation online As the first public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry began, watchers online launched influence and misinformation efforts across the internet. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/13/20963652/trump-impeachment-spin-disinformtion-misinformation

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200: Concerns with LGBTQ content helped spur decision to cancel author’s visit – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191113/district-200-concerns-with-lgbtq-content-helped-spur-decision-to-cancel-authors-visit
— DuPage board adds to mission statement: All are welcome here – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191113/dupage-board-adds-to-mission-statement-all-are-welcome-here

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get University of Illinois students to promote illegal immigration.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/ui-student-groups-rally-calls-attention-to-impact-of-dreamers/article_e2985a2e-eb6f-53ef-999d-ce59c5107535.html

HERALD NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: New Lenox rejects local recreational marijuana business – SARWAT S. AHMAD
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/11/12/in-split-vote-new-lenox-rejects-local-recreational-marijuana-business/a4f90l5/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: County rejects marijuana sales – David Giuliani
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/county-rejects-marijuana-sales/article_15525a7a-05c3-11ea-84c3-6bcf2fde5517.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bradley approves cannabis ordinance – Laura McElroy 
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/bradley-approves-cannabis-ordinance/article_6afd0b12-05bb-11ea-9436-67a460b7351c.html

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Uptown’s Dispensary33 Ready To Start Selling Legal Weed At 9 A.M. On Jan. 1 — And Expecting A Crowd Dispensary33 in Uptown is one of three Chicago dispensaries to be given a license to sell recreational pot. – Joe Ward
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/11/13/uptowns-dispensary33-ready-to-start-selling-legal-weed-at-9-a-m-on-jan-1-and-expecting-long-lines/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Trump Reverses Obama on Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption – Christine Misner 
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/trump-reverses-obama-on-faith-based-foster-care-and-adoption/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— STATE REP DARREN BAILEY: TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP – GOOD FOR ILLINOIS, GOOD FOR AMERICA.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/state-rep-darren-bailey-trumps-leadership-good-for-illinois-good-for-america.html
— DAILY NORTHWESTERN EDITOR REFUSES TO PUBLISH COLLEGE REPUBLICANS’ RESPONSE TO SESSIONS’ PROTEST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/daily-northwestern-editor-refuses-to-share-college-republicans-response-to-sessions-protest.html
— IS IT CLIMATE SOCIALISM – OR ECO-FASCISM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/is-it-climate-socialism-or-eco-fascism.html
— NATIVITY SCENE CEREMONY AT STATE CAPITOL PLANNED FOR DEC 3
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/state-capitol-christmas-tree-ceremony-planned-for-dec-3.html
— ILLINOIS REVIEW STARTS 15TH YEAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/illinois-review-starts-15th-year-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/13/boost-your-cannabis-license-application-by-partnering-with-labor-3/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— More than 600 children ‘recycled’ by migrant smugglers at border: ICE – Stephen Dinan 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/13/more-600-children-recycled-migrant-smugglers-borde/
— What happened to California Republicans? After three decades of radical progressivism, Californians are tiring of one-party rule – Victor Davis Hanson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/13/what-happened-to-california-republicans/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump will probably cave on DACA deportations because that’s what he does on immigration
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-will-probably-cave-on-daca-deportations-because-thats-what-he-does-on-immigration

GOPUSA
— Follow the Money: Meet the ‘Dreamers’ Lobby
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79438

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Admin Wants To Deny Work Permits To Migrants Who Entered The US Illegally – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/13/trump-denying-work-permits-asylum-seekers/

DAILY WIRE
— Denver Fines Business For Refusing To Pick Up Homeless People’s Poop – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/denver-fines-business-for-refusing-to-pick-up-homeless-peoples-poop

NEWSMAX
— Trump Vs. the Democratic Coup – Wayne Allyn Root
https://www.newsmax.com/wayneallynroot/trump-schiff-pelosi-democrats/2019/11/12/id/941340/

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
— The U.S. civil service: Protectors of the republic – John Hudak (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government swore that they would enforce Civil Service protections, but they did not. They failed/refused to protect federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran like me who complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and/or retaliation.) 
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2019/11/13/the-u-s-civil-service-protectors-of-the-republic/

August 16 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement Charges
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/sen-cullerton-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-embezzlement-charges/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020 (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Democrats will do everything that they can to destroy the economy.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/recession-signs-worry-trump-ahead-of-2020-1

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Joe Walsh.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/08/16/former-republican-member-of-congress-from-illinois-trump-needs-a-primary-challenge/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational marijuana is coming, and suburban leaders have some decisions to make – RANDY BLASER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-evr-blaser-column-recreational-pot-tl-0822-20190816-3h7dq4lvxfauphzvlic4w4heuq-story.html
— Feds allege that Koch Foods had history of ‘knowingly hiring and employing illegal aliens’ – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ice-raids-koch-foods-20190816-xrjziewj4zeq3klhnurg2f5jry-story.html
— At the Illinois State Fair, farmers celebrate ag but bemoan a ‘nightmare’ of a year – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-state-fair-farmer-angst-20190816-bywn2ovbjjhsnftzagq5gwxkpi-story.html
— Madigan’s hand-picked Chicago alderman tried to disqualify his opponent by challenging signatures that were never submitted. Now a grand jury is investigating. – GREGORY PRATT and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kim-foxx-13th-ward-investigation-quinn-krupa-madigan-20190816-sblmvx6bfvh5vcakeo2hoxc7t4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton sets 7:00 PM Monday, August 26, 2019 hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I urge all Wheaton residents who oppose the promotion of pot to attend this hearing and to call for Wheaton to ban the sale of pot.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/wheaton-sets-hearing-on-proposed-marijuana-sales-ban
— Naperville set to review details of recreational marijuana sales ban – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190816/naperville-set-to-review-details-of-recreational-marijuana-sales-ban
— Curran seeks to clarify comment about ‘wrong people’ moving to Lake County – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/curran-seeks-to-clarify-comment-about-wrong-people-moving-to-lake-county
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE – AP 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190816/news/308169850/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Former State Senator Rickey Hendon is in the pot business His West Side shop sells homemade hemp and CBD creams and cooking spices, as well as oils, gummies and other edibles with a goal of getting black people to join in on the looming recreational pot gold rush. – CHERYL V. JACKSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/former-state-senator-rickey-hendon-pot-business
— Illinois proves what you didn’t know about the old boiling frog metaphor Raise taxes and take on more debt, but do it gradually. Never mind reforms, corruption, hostility to employers and all the rest. Like the mythical frog, nobody will jump out, Illinois pols seem to think.
– Mark Glennon
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-proves-what-you-didnt-know-about-old-boiling-frog-metaphor

WBEZ
— Illinois Joins Legal Fight Opposing Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rules – María Ines Zamudio
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-joins-legal-fight-opposing-trump-administrations-public-charge-rules/e6fd0372-fc4a-45fb-9e14-8f0fb9357b22

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— Cannabis Discussion from DuPage County Perspective
https://www.nctv17.com/news/cannabis-discussion-from-dupage-county-perspective/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former GOP candidate Kinzler calls for special election to replace indicted Cullerton – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513026503-former-gop-candidate-kinzler-calls-for-special-election-to-replace-indicted-cullerton

MCHENRY TIMES
— Ugaste: Senate bill proposing to raise FOID card fees ‘infringes on the rights of too many’ – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/513001416-ugaste-senate-bill-proposing-to-raise-foid-card-fees-infringes-on-the-rights-of-too-many

CAPITOL FAX
— Has Proft’s Uihlein money dried up?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/has-profts-uihlein-money-dried-up/
— Jim Oberweis, others (Evelyn Sanguinetti and Ted Gradel) picked for NRCC’s “Young Guns” program
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/jim-oberweis-others-picked-for-nrccs-young-guns-program/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Vast white supremacist violence in America is a myth the media won’t give up
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/vast-white-supremacist-violence-in-america-is-a-myth-the-media-wont-give-up

GOPUSA
— Google employees demand company not work with ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/google-employees-demand-company-not-work-with-ice/
— Federal workers sue for the right to criticize Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/federal-workers-sue-for-the-right-to-criticize-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— LEAKED: Top New York Times Editor Battles Leftist Staffers on Trump, Crying Racism – Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/08/16/leaked-top-new-york-times-editor-battles-leftist-staffers-trump

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Feds Subsidize Loans To Posh Eateries, Golf Courses, Yacht Clubs
https://www.oann.com/feds-subsidize-loans-to-posh-eateries-golf-courses-yacht-clubs/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal immigrants to promote illegal immigrants.
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/457640-immigrants-in-america-fear-should-never-be-our-new-normal

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— The Rev. Franklin Graham slams law requiring schools to teach LGBTQ history: ‘an affront to God’ – Muri Assunção
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-franklin-graham-lgbtq-history-affront-to-god-20190816-2n2l466jevfspbnjwogpg45tma-story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal Latinos to promote illegal Latinos.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-16/after-el-paso-latinos-reflect-on-heritage-history-of-racism-in-united-states

UNION BULLETIN
— Dayton City Council fills vacancy in Position 5 with Misty Yost
https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/local_governments/dayton/dayton-city-council-fills-vacancy-in-position-with-misty-yost/article_5a91f39e-c04e-11e9-88cc-5bea548aeff1.html

FORBES
— Appeals Court Okays Dismissal Of Older Worker Said To Lack “Potential” For Promotion – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make 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.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/08/16/appeals-court-okays-dismissal-of-older-worker-said-to-lack-potential-for-promotion/#55b87b2fb380

August 12 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Please join me 10:00 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the DuPage County Board meeting, and urge the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in its unincorporated areas. AGENDA: http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=14&ID=8566&Inline=True – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— New Trump administration rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/new-rules-can-deny-green-cards-for-immigrants-on-food-stamps/5462110/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Law
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/12/gov-pritzker-signs-bill-expansion-of-medical-marijuana-law/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— While Chicago jumps on the ethics reform bandwagon, General Assembly rules remain lax. Where’s the outrage? – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-ethics-tom-cullerton-madigan-mcqueary-20190812-j4vohqs5zbhybp3xgzkbe5mld4-story.html
— Residents question whether video gaming belongs in La Grange – HANK BECKMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-video-gaming-reaction-tl-0815-20190812-btb673w4ojbzpar3ofk5dnmkqq-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: New law broadens access to medical marijuana, makes state program permanent – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-medical-marijuana-bill-signing-20190812-fiia7khp2ndn5lf35cdzrwperq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker makes medical marijuana program permanent, adds list of new conditions – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/8/12/20802391/pritzker-makes-medical-marijuana-program-permanent-adds-list-new-conditions

DAILY HERALD
— State Rep. McSweeney’s next consolidation target: school districts – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190812/state-rep-mcsweeneys-next-consolidation-target-school-districts
— Convoy of historic military vehicles heading to Cantigny – Jeff Reiter
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190812/convoy-of-historic-military-vehicles-heading-to-cantigny
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190811/suburban-muslims-mark-eid-celebration-with-prayers-sacrifice

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Back from Central America, Chuy Garcia rips Trump The only Latino in Illinois’ congressional delegation accuses Trump of “enabling white supremacy” in El Paso, and says the president’s plans to keep immigrants out actually will attract more. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) promote hatred against Trump and b) promote illegal immigration.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/back-central-america-chuy-garcia-rips-trump

ILLINOIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
— Recreational Marijuana and its Impact on the Illinois Workplace Examined – August 20 at COD
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egf19j1z5357391e&llr=omjkt4dab

DUPAGE COUNTY PREVENTION LEADERSHIP TEAM
— Marijuana Policy Workshop – September 11 
https://files.constantcontact.com/4b1e868c001/f1788368-98f3-47c1-99f0-6d06bfb76c3a.pdf

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Wise and Honest Candidates Needed – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/08/wise-and-honest-candidates-needed/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— URL DISPUTE IN 6TH CD GOP PRIMARY HEATS UP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/dispute-in-6th-cd-primary-.html
— THORNER: FOURTH ‘SQUAD’ MEMBER AYANNA PRESSLEY HAS CHICAGO CONNECTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/thorner-fourth-squad-member-ayanna-pressley-has-chicago-connections.html
— CA DMV DISCOVERS 84,000 DUPLICATE VOTER REGISTRATIONS. HOW MANY IN IL?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/ca-dmv-discovers-84000-duplicate-voter-registrations-how-many-in-il.html
— ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO STUDY IDENTIFIED LGBT HISTORICAL FIGURES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/illinois-public-schools-history-to-include-lgbt-.html
— TRUMP ANNOUNCES PLANS TO ENFORCE LONG-IGNORED POLICY BANNING WELFARE FOR NON-CITIZENS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/trump-announces-plans-to-enforce-long-ignored-policy-banning-welfare-for-non-citizens.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Curran says he will be “Tier One” candidate against Durbin
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/curran-says-he-will-be-tier-one-candidate-against-durbin/
— Illinois Municipal League wants some medical patients to register with the police
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/iml-wants-some-medical-patients-to-register-with-the-police/
— It’s not enough to just say you want transparency, governor
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/its-not-enough-to-just-say-you-want-transparency-governor/
— Edgar tees off on Eastern Bloc
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/edgar-tees-off-on-eastern-bloc/

AMERICAN THINKER
— What Kind of Rhetoric Causes the Shooting of Whites? – Selwyn Duke
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/what_kind_of_rhetoric_causes_the_shooting_of_whites_.html

BREITBART
— Public Charge: Self-Sufficient Immigrants Proficient in English Favored for Green Cards – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/12/public-charge-favors-self-sufficiency/
— Bette Midler Defends Scaramucci: We All Know Trump Is a ‘Racist, White Supremacist Nutjob’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/12/bette-midler-defends-scaramucci-we-all-know-trump-racist-white-supremacist-nutjob/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Red-Flag Gun Control Warnings, Really? – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/red-flag-gun-control-warnings-really/

DAILY WIRE
— NYT Is Trying To Link Mainstream Conservatism To White Supremacy – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/50522/shapiro-nyt-trying-link-mainstream-conservatism-daily-wire

PJ MEDIA
— 7 Times MSNBC Hosts Compared Trump to Hitler … in July – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/7-times-msnbc-hosts-compared-trump-to-hitler-in-july/
— Ilhan Omar Falsely Claims That ‘White Men’ Are Greater Threat Than Jihadis – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/ilhan-omar-falsely-claims-that-white-men-are-greater-threat-than-jihadis/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Unhinged MSNBCers Keep Comparing Trump to Hitler – Geoffrey Dickens 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2019/08/09/cant-stop-wont-stop-unhinged-msnbcers-keep-comparing-trump

TOWNHALL
— Beto: Let’s Face It, It’s ‘Really Hard’ Not To Consider All Trump Voters Racists – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/08/12/beto-lets-face-it-its-really-hard-not-to-consider-all-trump-voters-racists-n2551492

THE HILL
— A Trump-hater says “GOP’s disregard for venomous Trump rhetoric against Latinos is inexcusable.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/457155-gops-disregard-for-venomous-trump-rhetoric-against-latinos-is-inexcusable
— A Trump-hater says “For-profit immigration detention centers are a national scandal.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/457067-for-profit-immigration-detention-centers-are-a-national-scandal

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Anger at being labeled racist is the new ‘cultural anxiety’ for Trump supporters.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/12/anger-being-labeled-racist-is-new-cultural-anxiety-trump-supporters/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A guide to the ugly ideology we’re up against, and how politicians like Trump spread it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/guide-ugly-ideology-were-up-against-how-politicians-like-trump-spread-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Most Americans have rejected Trump’s xenophobia.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/americans-have-rejected-trumps-xenophobia-mostly/

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Democrats move to the extreme on immigration – Alfonso Aguilar 
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Democrats-move-to-the-extreme-on-immigration-14296558.php

FORTUNE
— 2020 Candidates Focus on Criminal Justice, White Supremacy at Forum Before Black Journalists Convention – Melanie Eversley
https://fortune.com/2019/08/12/2020-candidates-debate-nabj/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How Frail Elders Will Pay For Trump’s New Anti-Immigrant Rules.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2019/08/12/how-frail-elders-will-pay-for-trumps-new-anti-immigrant-rules/#6fecfbd25b44

August 10 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Don’t like Biden’s gaffes? Consider the alternatives – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-joe-biden-donald-trump-breitbart-page-20190809-w5yhjadarfeofjtwi4oh4hea7a-story.html
— A year after 75 were shot over a weekend, Chicago police have not solved most of the attacks: ‘We’re not happy. We’re not pleased’ – JEREMY GORNER, ANNIE SWEENEY and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-most-violent-weekend-one-year-later-20190810-mrdyv7r5prhjvhcpoorguxigsy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/9/20798732/how-nazi-german-happened-and-other-random-thoughts

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise illegals.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/interactive-border-wall-mural-tells-stories-of-deported/5458574/

FOX NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump is ‘radicalizing stadiums of people’ – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ocasio-cortez-trump-radicalizing-stadiums-people

AMERICAN THINKER
— Labor unions officially abandon the interests of their members – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/labor_unions_officially_abandon_the_interests_of_their_members.html

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Defends Calling Trump a White Supremacist, Repeats Charlottesville Hoax – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/10/elizabeth-warren-defends-calling-trump-white-supremacist-repeats-charlottesville-hoax/

CNS NEWS
— Candace Owens: White Supremacy Isn’t What’s Harming Black America – ‘It’s Liberal Supremacy’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/candace-owens-white-supremacy-isnt-whats-harming-black-america-its

RED STATE
— Wages Will Go Up When Illegal Aliens Are Deported. – Mike Ford
https://www.redstate.com/darth641/2019/08/10/wages-will-go-up-when-illegal-aliens-are-deported./

EPOCH TIMES
— Democrats and the Media Wield ‘Racism’ to Attack Free Speech – Tom Borelli
https://m.theepochtimes.com/democrats-and-the-media-wield-racism-to-attack-free-speech_3037413.html

CBS NEWS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump’s words encourage white supremacist violence.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-bloomberg-says-trumps-words-encourage-white-supremacist-violence/

MSNBC
— Trump business continues to employ undocumented workers: WashPost
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-business-continues-to-employ-undocumented-workers-washpost-65813061810

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use El Paso to demonize, to denigrate and to condemn Whites. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/sunday/el-paso-shooting-immigrants.html

MEDIAITE
— Ex-GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Goes After Tucker Carlson Viewers: How Many Saw His White Supremacy Comments and ‘Nodded?’ – Connor Mannion
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/ex-gop-rep-joe-walsh-goes-after-tucker-carlson-viewers-how-many-saw-his-white-supremacy-comments-and-nodded/

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: OUTSTANDING: Wheaton College is the 7th least and IIT is the 15th least cannabis-friendly college.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/here-are-the-top-20-most-and-least-marijuana-friendly-u-s-colleges/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Diersen asks the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) to host a candidate forum for the Republican Wheaton West District City Council candidates at its 7:00 PM Wednesday August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, or alternatively, during the following 2 weeks.

The Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Dave Diersen, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmiecik, and Robert McNeily.

Diersen asks MTRCC to provide relevant information about the aforesaid candidates to its members who represent Republican voters in Wheaton’s West District. Those MTRCC members are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

The goal of the candidate forum and providing information on the candidates is to help the aforesaid Wheaton West District MTRCC members recommend the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.   

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting: a) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; b) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; c) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

Further, I ask MTRCC to brief its members at the meeting on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas and in Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

August 8 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No welcome wagon for Blago: Top Illinois pols unhappy with Trump clemency talk “President Trump has some pretty important things that he ought to be dealing with, not the least of which is the mindless killings over the last week and gun safety. I wish he focused on that,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters at the Illinois State Fair. “Governor Blagojevich should remain in prison.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792123/rod-blagojevich-clemency-illinois-politicians-not-happy
— Illinois Senate prez says indicted Sen. Thomas Cullerton is still ‘a valued member of the caucus and a friend of mine’ The Villa Park Democrat has raised about $30,000 in campaign contributions since the first news report, in April, that he was under investigation, records show. – Robert Herguth
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/8/20792072/thomas-cullerton-illinois-senate-president-campaign-contributions-finance-james-deleo-al-ronan
— How a Waukegan truck stop became a gambling gold mine — the latest installment in ‘The Bad Bet’ The owners of one of Illinois’ largest video slot and poker companies are behind efforts to influence city politics, expand gambling and build a casino near land they control. – Jason Grotto
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/8/20759426/video-gambling-waukegan-truck-stop-thorntons-michael-bond-andrew-hochberg-bad-bet

DAILY HERALD
— Voter leagues helping DuPage clerk prepare for potentially historic turnout in 2020 – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/voter-leagues-helping-dupage-clerk-prepare-for-potentially-historic-turnout-in-2020–
— Palatine village council to vote on video gambling Monday
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/palatine-village-council-to-vote-on-video-gambling-monday
— GOP freezes Twitter spending after McConnell account locked – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190808/news/308089897/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Blagojevich clemency would turn rule of law on its head A presidential pardon or merely a commutation, if either occurs, would cause significant if unpredictable political damage to both Democrats and Republicans here. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/blagojevich-clemency-would-turn-rule-law-its-head

WTTW
— Nearly 2 Billion Opioid Pills Supplied to Illinois Over 7 Years – Kristen Thometz 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/08/08/nearly-2-billion-opioid-pills-supplied-illinois-over-7-years

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Sugar Grove officials not likely to allow marijuana sales in village Topic debated at Aug. 6 village meeting – MEGANN HORSTEAD
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/08/07/sugar-grove-officials-not-likely-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-village/abibber/

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/state_news/illinois-leaders-keep-blagojevich-in-prison/article_f2bf908f-2607-5d92-bcc8-bb146d4c4e8c.html

FOX NEWS
— Adam Kinzinger: ‘Serious movement’ brewing to overturn entire Second Amendment – Nick Givas
https://www.foxnews.com/media/second-amendment-red-flag-laws-mass-shootings
— McConnell says Senate will consider gun background checks – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/mcconnell-says-senate-will-consider-gun-background-checks

GOPUSA
— How does a mayor (Lightfoot) defend 7 killings and 52 wounded? By attacking a Trump.
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=73948

CNS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Cory Booker continues to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/cory-booker-trump-administration-continuing-terrorize-immigrants

NEWSMAX
— Trump Haters Cover Up Years of His Unifying, Anti-Racist Rhetoric – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/trump-unifying-rhetoric/2019/08/08/id/927925/

FEDERALIST
— Shootings Are Not About Gun Control Or White Supremacy. Just Ask Chicago The real issue at the heart of these mass shootings lies with the pain the men who commit these acts are feeling. – Justin McClinton
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/08/shootings-not-gun-control-white-supremacy-just-ask-chicago/

PJ MEDIA
— NY Times Finds That All of Its Trump-Bashing Isn’t Working as Planned – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ny-times-finds-that-all-of-its-trump-bashing-isnt-working-as-planned/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Media finds way to up ante on Trump-is-Hitler stories – Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl
https://onenewsnow.com/media/2019/08/08/media-finds-way-to-up-ante-on-trump-is-hitler-stories

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/us/politics/beto-elizabeth-warren-trump-white-supremacist.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/07/bidens-big-speech/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-booker-attack-trump-and-racism-with-scathing-words–and-different-messages/2019/08/07/f7946a6e-b874-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote backlash against billionaire owner of SoulCycle, Miami Dolphins over Trump fundraiser.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/billionaire-owner-of-soulcycle-miami-dolphins-endures-backlash-over-trump-fundraiser/2019/08/07/ce816790-b936-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think – Miranda Devine
https://nypost.com/2019/08/07/the-link-between-pot-and-mass-shootings-may-be-closer-than-we-think/

BLOOMBERG
— McConnell Greeted at Home by Protests, Pressure Over Gun Laws – Laura Litvan
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-08/-cool-customer-mcconnell-facing-protests-pressure-on-gun-laws

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/theres-blood-on-your-little-hands-trumps-visit-to-el-paso-energizes-his-opponents

JD SUPRA
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: America’s Growing Embrace of Cannabis
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/america-s-growing-embrace-of-cannabis-93136/

August 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dayton shooting: Trump visits Wednesday as community mourns lives lost, debates gun control – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-visits-dayton-as-community-mourns-lives-lost-debates-gun-control/5449392/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump seeks to link Dayton shooter to liberal politics – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/trump-seeks-to-link-dayton-shooter-to-liberal-politics-1

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Concerns over mass shootings and other crises prompt DuPage officials to create countywide law enforcement task force – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dupage-law-enforcement-task-force-20190807-enbe7yspzfb7flnbuooqtkpn6i-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-el-paso-tolerance-language-20190807-phcfgkpq2jfp3mzyiisuy2kbxm-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-hate-el-paso-dayton-chapman-20190807-a2hb3ej53fafvcs6bckmrrdeoe-story.html
— Protesters greet President Trump in Dayton, Ohio, after mass shooting; El Paso visit is next – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-el-paso-dayton-shootings-20190807-mylnnhij6fftha2cxmtcysjioi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Grayslake bans recreational marijuana sales until at least 2021 – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/grayslake-bans-recreational-marijuana-sales-until-at-least-2021
— DuPage police form countywide task force to combat major crimes – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/dupage-police-form-countywide-task-force-to-combat-major-crimes
— Wheaton sets August 26 hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban (DIERSEN: At previous City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B.J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have spoken against the sale of Marijuana in Wheaton.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/wheaton-sets-hearing-on-proposed-marijuana-sales-ban
— Former Lake County sheriff Mark Curran to run for U.S. Senate – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/former-lake-county-sheriff-to-run-for-us-senate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Political squabbles endanger national security, Duckworth warns Illinois’ junior senator tells a City Club audience America is “at a breaking point” unless the country can unite to fix the economy, invest in infrastructure and halt climate change. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/political-squabbles-endanger-national-security-duckworth-warns

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— This is why you should care about the 13th District, even if you can’t vote in it – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article233114797.html

ST. CHARLES PATCH
— Recreational Cannabis Sales In St. Charles: Discussion Date When and where a second discussion is set to take place. – Rebecca Bream 
https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/recreational-cannabis-sales-st-charles-discussion-date

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House GOP campaign arm touts increasingly diverse 2020 field – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/house-gop-campaign-arm-touts-increasingly-diverse-2020-field

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden parrots Trump in Iowa as he blasts him for white supremacy sympathies and gun control inaction – Naomi Lim 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-parrots-trump-in-iowa-as-he-blasts-him-for-white-supremacy-sympathies-and-gun-control-inaction
— Media ‘unhinged’ over shootings, ‘unprecedented levels of left-wing bias’ – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-unhinged-over-shootings-unprecedented-levels-of-left-wing-bias

FOX NEWS
— New York Times changes ‘Trump urges unity vs. racism’ headline after backlash
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/new-york-times-changes-trump-urges-unity-vs-racism-headline-after-backlash
— Beto O’Rourke calls Trump ‘white supremacist,’ says US ‘has been racist since it’s been a country’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/beto-orourke-calls-trump-a-white-supremacist-says-us-has-been-racist-since-its-been-a-country

BREITBART
— ICE Arrests 680 Illegal Aliens in Largest Single-State Raid in U.S. History – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/07/ice-arrests-680-illegal-aliens-in-largest-single-state-raid-in-u-s-history/
— Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Depicts Trump Supporters as KKK Members – Warner Todd Huston
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/07/netflixs-dear-white-people-depicts-trump-supporters-as-kkk-members/
— ESPN Pulls Trailer for Movie Where Liberals Hunt ‘Deplorables’ for Sport – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/07/espn-pulls-trailer-for-movie-where-liberals-hunt-deplorables-for-sport/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Republicans should jump to push for our security and self-defense – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/republicans-jump-push-security-self-defense/

CNS NEWS
— Biden: ‘This President Has Fanned the Flames of White Supremacy’ – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/biden-his-both-clear-language-and-code-president-hs-fanned-flames-white

DAILY CALLER
— Do Democratic Presidential Candidates Belong On A Terrorist Watch List? – Ann Coulter
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/coulter-democratic-terror/
— Biden Blasts Trump For Enabling White Supremacists – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/biden-white-supremacy-trump-iowa/
— Trump Says He’s ‘All In Favor’ Of Background Checks For Weapons – AUDREY CONKLIN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/trump-background-checks-guns/

TOWNHALL
— Former FBI Top-Brass: Trump’s Half-Staff Order Is Dog-Whistling White Supremacists – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/yuichirokakutani/2019/08/07/former-fbi-topbrass-trumps-halfstaff-order-is-dogwhistling-white-supremacists-n2551350
— Democratic Dystopia: End Anglo-America, Welcome the World, Evict the Unborn – Ilana Mercer
https://townhall.com/columnists/ilanamercer/2019/08/07/democratic-dystopia-end-angloamerica-welcome-the-world-evict-the-unborn-n2551320
— It’s an Invasion!…of Moronic Arguments – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2019/08/07/its-an-invasion–of-moronic-arguments-n2551356

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Says ‘Mentally Unstable, Seriously Ill People’ Shouldn’t Have Guns – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://m.theepochtimes.com/trump-says-mentally-unstable-seriously-ill-people-shouldnt-have-guns_3033254.html

THE HILL
— ICE agents arrest 680 undocumented workers in Mississippi – RAFAEL BERNAL AND CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
https://thehill.com/latino/456566-immigration-agents-arrest-680-mississippi-food-processing-facilities
— Donald Trump’s no racist, as past acts and presidential record prove – ANDREW STEIN
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/456523-donald-trumps-no-racist-as-past-acts-and-presidential-record-prove
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Hispanics say Trump’s words are too little, too late.”
https://thehill.com/latino/456458-hispanics-say-trumps-words-are-too-little-too-late

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democratic Socialists Sound Like Democrats Workers of the world, unite! But whatever you do, please don’t clap. – Elliot Kaufman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-socialists-sound-like-democrats-11565214408

NEWSWEEK
— TRUMP CAMPAIGN REFUSES TO STOP USING ‘INVASION’ TO DESCRIBE MIGRANTS, CLAIMS IT’S ‘ACCURATE’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-invasion-migrants-border-1453002
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get “TEXAS TOP CATHOLIC LEADER” to tell Trump “PRESIDENT STOP YOUR HATRED.” How soon, if not already, will Democrats succeed in getting top Catholic leaders to send Trump, and everyone who does not hate Trump, straight to HELL?) 
https://www.newsweek.com/top-texas-catholic-leader-trump-stop-your-hatred-racism-1452877

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/tucker-carlson-trump-white-supremacy-terrorism-el-paso.html

August 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— El Paso shooting: 20 dead, dozens injured near Cielo Vista Mall Walmart, governor says
https://abc7chicago.com/el-paso-shooting-at-least-18-dead-dozens-injured-live-coverage/5440435/
— Suburban decline and rising property taxes – BGA
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-suburban-decline-and-rising-property-taxes/5440193/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump migrant policies are “immoral and unjust.” 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-border-visit-st-0803-20190802-fpgm73iyuzabjndtb7i4566eqq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: South Loop mosque uses women and LBGTQers to promote Islam.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-south-loop-mosque-female-prayer-leader-20190803-56axwv37arfm3i3gajgc4umgb4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters blast “Trump’s latest assault on food stamps.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2019/8/3/20751734/donald-trump-administration-food-stamps-snap-benefits

DAILY HERALD
— Will pot sales fuel prevention funding? Advocates fear not – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190803/will-pot-sales-fuel-prevention-funding-advocates-fear-not
— OUTSTANDING: Stevenson teens rally against ‘ridiculous’ pot industry ads – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190803/stevenson-teens-rally-against-ridiculous-pot-industry-ads
— Illinois’ revolving door from public office to paid lobbyist – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190803/editorial-illinois-revolving-door-from-public-office-to-paid-lobbyist
— Curran concedes in Lake sheriff’s race, nine months after election
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190803/curran-concedes-in-lake-sheriffs-race-nine-months-after-election

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Vermilion County state’s attorney Jacqueline Lacy announces bid for re-election – Noelle McGee
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/vermilion-county-state-s-attorney-announces-bid-for-re-election/article_a54cb5f8-28b7-59d9-979d-c064be406af9.html

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL
— 2020 election packets available next month
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/election-packets-available-next-month/article_418bf3a4-1de4-555b-bb8c-7ef0cfbd6892.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Officials Respond To Shooting In El Paso – MICHEL MARTIN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/officials-respond-shooting-el-paso#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois community colleges eye programs to train students for marijuana industry
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-community-colleges-eye-programs-to-train-students-for-marijuana/article_fe786432-b55b-11e9-8915-d31dd80850eb.html

FOX NEWS
— ‘End this carnage’: Trump, 2020 Dems lead response to El Paso mass shooting – Vandana Rambaran
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/end-this-carnage-donald-trump-2020-dems-joe-biden-cory-booker-pete-buttigieg

AMERICAN THINKER
— Another ungrateful migrant creates a new ‘narrative’ for ingratitude – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/another_ungrateful_migrant_creates_a_new_narrative_for_ingratitude.html
— Baltimore black kids escape to Trump country – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/baltimore_black_kids_escape_to_trump_country.html

BREITBART
— Ann Coulter: 2020 Democrat Party Base ‘Exact Same People Who Voted for Hugo Chavez’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/03/exclusive-ann-coulter-2020-democrat-party-base-exact-same-people-who-voted-for-hugo-chavez/
— Democrats Line Up Behind Impeachment Despite Mueller Testimony Dud, Voter Support Slippage – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/02/democrats-line-up-behind-impeachment-despite-mueller-testimony-dud-voter-support-slippage/
— Hollywood Blames Trump for El Paso Shooting: ‘The President of the United States Bears Responsibility’ – JEROME HUDSON
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/03/hollywood-blames-trump-el-paso-shooting/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Don Jr. describes ‘daily’ violent threats against family after ‘piece of garbage’ actor taunts Trump sons – Victor Rantala 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/03/don-jr-describes-daily-violent-threats-against-family-after-piece-of-garbage-actor-taunts-trump-sons-781165

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE DEMOCRATS’ ‘TRILLION HERE, TRILLION THERE’ Jane Chastain offers examples of how much $1,000,000,000,000 really is
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/the-democrats-trillion-here-trillion-there/

THE HILL
— Trump pledges support after ‘terrible’ shooting in El Paso: ‘God be with you all!’ – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/456065-trump-pledges-support-after-terrible-shooting-in-el-paso-god-be-with
— Democrats demonize wealthy to deflect from disastrous agendas – JONATHAN TURLEY
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/456037-democrats-demonize-wealthy-to-deflect-from-disastrous-agendas
— Biden faces scrutiny for his age from other Democrats – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/456010-biden-faces-scrutiny-for-his-age-from-other-democrats

NEW YORK TIMES
— El Paso Shooting: 20 People Are Dead in Massacre at Walmart – Simon Romero, Manny Fernandez and Mariel Padilla
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/us/el-paso-walmart-shooting.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate White men promote hatred against White men.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/opinion/sunday/trump-white-men.html

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Whites and then hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump inspires White supremacist terrorism. 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/08/03/we-have-a-gun-problem-and-we-have-a-white-supremacist-terrorism-problem/

FORWARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Google drives traffic to this website that says “The El Paso Killer Loved Trump. Do You? Then You’re Responsible, Too.”
https://forward.com/opinion/428847/the-el-paso-shooter-supported-trump-if-you-do-too-you-are-supporting-the/

June 11 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-judicial-nominees-3/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: John F. Kness of Illinois, to serve as Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. John Kness is the General Counsel of the College of DuPage, where he oversees all legal matters at the second-largest institution of higher learning in the State of Illinois. Prior to becoming General Counsel, Mr. Kness served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, with stints in the National Security and Cybercrimes, Narcotics, and General Crimes Sections. Mr. Kness served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Pryor, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Kness earned his B.A. and J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University. Mr. Kness also has experience in law enforcement, having served as a patrol officer for the Oak Park Police Department prior to law school.)

ABC7
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/weed-legalization-guide/5337346/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— South suburban towns are jockeying for a casino. ‘We all believe we have the best site.’ – Ted Slowik
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-slowik-south-suburban-casino-locations-st-0612-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump taps Kness for federal bench: College of DuPage top lawyer  Before law school, Kness was a patrol officer for the Oak Park Police Department. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/6/11/18662122/donald-trump-taps-john-kness-federal-bench-college-of-dupage-top-lawyer
— New Illinois doesn’t sound any better than the old one Something you should probably understand is that a lot of people are serious about this separation business, even if most of us regard it as kooky. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/6/11/18662061/new-illinois-doesnt-sound-any-better-brad-halbrook-separatists
— What’s legal weed gonna cost in Illinois? A lot Both taxes and an expected supply shortage could result in pricy recreational pot products when the drug is fully legalized in Illinois at the start of next year. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/6/11/18660607/how-much-legal-pot-marijuana-cost-prices-recreational-prices-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— Top Kane prosecutor disappointed in recreational pot vote – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190611/top-kane-prosecutor-disappointed-in-recreational-pot-vote
— Fairgrounds supporters: Don’t ban circuses, animal shows – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190611/fairgrounds-supporters-dont-ban-circuses-animal-shows
— Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190611/news/306119895/

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gas tax hike will hurt Illinois families – Allen Skillicorn 
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/06/11/skillicorn-gas-tax-hike-will-hurt-illinois-families/a9m4upz/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Taxpayers left out of lawmakers’ celebration – Editorial
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/06/05/taxpayers-left-out-of-lawmakers-celebration/a5kncc6/

WSPY
— Grundy County Could Become a Sanctuary Gun County
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/grundy-county-could-become-a-sanctuary-gun-county/article_4345ed70-8c60-11e9-8e40-c791d90de03f.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— CEOs Becoming More Active On Political Issues, Including Abortion – YUKI NOGUCHI 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/ceos-becoming-more-active-political-issues-including-abortion#stream/0

CHEROKEE TRIBUNE LEDGER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/illinois-cannabis-industry-to-create-thousands-of-new-jobs/article_05e64747-8ef1-5fd2-adcc-829276c1d95a.html

CITY OF WHEATON
— Draft Wheaton City Council Session Minutes RE: May 28, 2019 Comprehensive Plan/Market Study/Zoning Ordinance Update for the East Roosevelt Road Corridor
https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_06102019-1189?packet=true

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger at Sanguinetti Meet & Greet in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, June 26, 2019. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Gay Pride Day in Woodstock
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/10/gay-pride-day-in-woodstock/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Voter rolls: Which precincts are Republican strongholds in DuPage County? (DIERSEN: 10 of the top 25 are in Milton Township.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512579133-voter-rolls-which-precincts-are-republican-strongholds-in-dupage-county

CAPITOL FAX
— Tribune editorial board member compares Republican legislative leaders to Nazi collaborators
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/11/tribune-editorial-board-member-compares-republican-legislative-leaders-to-nazi-collaborators/
— Ideas Illinois poll shows support slipping for graduated income tax
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/11/ideas-illinois-poll-shows-support-slipping-for-graduated-income-tax/

FOX NEWS
— GOP Rep clashes with House Dem after she reads letter calling Trump supporters ‘racist,’ ‘dumb’ – Sam Dorman 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-rep-clashes-with-house-dem-after-she-reads-letter-calling-trump-supporters-racist-dumb

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s Mexico ‘deal’ isn’t an immigration fix, it’s a temporary Band-Aid
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trumps-mexico-deal-isnt-an-immigration-fix-its-a-temporary-band-aid
— Gillibrand equates anti-abortion beliefs to racism – Grayce McCormick
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/gillibrand-equates-anti-abortion-beliefs-to-racism

DAILY CALLER
— REVEALED: TWO MORE GOOGLE BLACKLISTS DESIGNED TO REMOVE ‘FRINGE DOMAINS’ AND OP-EDS FROM SPECIAL SEARCH RESULTS – J. Arthur Bloom 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/11/revealed-two-google-blacklists-fringe-domains-special-search-results/

GOPUSA
— Majority of women still charmed by socialism
http://www.gopusa.com/majority-of-women-still-charmed-by-socialism/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— K-12 Education Has Become Progressive Sunday School – Hezekiah Kantor
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/06/11/k-12-education-has-become-progressive-sunday-school/

FEDERALIST
— Mixing Kids With Drag Queens Sets Gay Rights Back Decades Promoting adolescent boys as drag queens and setting up events in which adult entertainers perform before children has reignited fears the LGBT community spent 30 years fighting. – Chad Felix Greene
https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/11/putting-drag-queens-front-children-sets-cause-gay-rights-back-decades/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— What if Mitch McConnell cared as much about the border as about pork projects? – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/mitch-mcconnell-cared-much-border-pork-projects/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Twitter CEO, 180 other company leaders claim abortion bans are ‘bad for business’ – Samuel Smith
https://www.christianpost.com/news/twitter-ceo-180-other-company-leaders-claim-abortion-bans-are-bad-for-business.html

LIFE NEWS
— Kirsten Gillibrand Says Opposing Abortion is Like Being a Racist – MICAIAH BILGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/06/11/kirsten-gillibrand-says-opposing-abortion-is-like-being-a-racist/

NEWSMAX
— Our D.C. Overlords Couldn’t Care Less About Stopping Illegal Immigration – Michael Reagan and Michael R. Shannon
https://www.newsmax.com/reagan/maryland-illegal-immigration/2019/06/11/id/919841/
— Gay Movement Should Separate From Extremist Fringe – Chris Freind 
https://www.newsmax.com/freind/gay-rights-movement-pride-month-trans/2019/06/11/id/919897/

THE HILL
— Lawmakers clash after Dem reads letter on House floor calling Trump supporters ‘racist,’ ‘dumb’ – RACHEL FRAZIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/447977-lawmakers-clash-after-dem-reads-letter-on-house-floor-calling-trump-supporters
— Gillibrand compares limiting abortion rights to racism – JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/447956-gillibrand-compares-limiting-abortion-rights-to-racism

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters call Steve King a “White Supremacist.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/steve-king-donald-trump_n_5cffd66ee4b00a4c6abf952b
— Activists Want Baby Trump Blimp To Crash President’s July 4th Address Code Pink organizers plan to bring a giant diaper-clad Trump to the president’s Fourth of July rally in DC — but would rather the entire event gets canceled. – David Moye
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-baby-blimp-code-pink-july-4_n_5d000404e4b011df123c083a

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Rep. King’s ‘Diamond and Silk Act’ gets ripped by conservative pundits.”
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/conservatives-bashing-rep-steve-king-for-diamond-and-silk-act-gambit

WASHINGTON POST
— The New York Times cuts all political cartoons, and cartoonists are not happy – Michael Cavna
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/11/new-york-times-cuts-all-political-cartoons-cartoonists-are-not-happy/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New Jersey Avoids Veto Override on PAC Transparency Bill Gov. Phil Murphy will sign legislation requiring sources of contributions but asks for companion measure – Joseph De Avila (DIERSEN: How transparent are a) your municipality, b) your township/ward, and c) your county? When leadership vacancies occur, are you given a) the applicants’ names, b) copies of what they submitted, and c) the finalists’ names? What opportunity are you given to comment on the applicants? Is your input sought on the applicants?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-jersey-avoids-veto-override-on-pac-transparency-bill-11560209589

DALLAS NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott – Rebekah Allen and Lauren McGaughy
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2019/05/20/save-chick-fil-abill-approved-texas-house-despite-emotional-pleas-lgbt-members

HELEN INDEPENDENT RECORD
— Transparency and respect lacking in Helena’s city government – Amy Teegarden and Gery Carpenter (DIERSEN: How transparent are a) your municipality, b) your township/ward, and c) your county? When leadership vacancies occur, are you given a) the applicants’ names, b) copies of what they submitted, and c) the finalists’ names? What opportunity are you given to comment on the applicants? Is your input sought on the applicants?) 
https://helenair.com/opinion/columnists/transparency-and-respect-lacking-in-helena-s-city-government/article_06f5b3d3-88c2-5b44-a3f7-2d0cf5ee557b.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Where is the transparency? Where is the respect? In less than six months, the Helena City Commission has been able to weaken Helena’s city departments, processes and strategic partnerships, resulting in a culture of distrust by hiring their handpicked city manager to implement their agendas and clean house. We are retired city employees who care about current employees and community groups that we had the honor of serving with in a productive and respectful environment. We retired before the new city manager was hired, and while it may appear we have an “ax to grind,” we simply care about the future of this city and staff. This letter strives to raise awareness and encourage Helena citizens to get involved and stay engaged. The 2019 City Commission election filing deadline is Monday. There are plenty of facts and documentation to support these concerns. However, for the protection of staff, details will not be disclosed in this format. Where is the community conversation? There appears to be a lack of public process and participation related to recent recommendations and decisions. City advisory boards are “informed” of decisions rather than consulted in a collaborative effort, and their recommendations are ignored. Longstanding and effective partnerships are dismissed and dismantled while priority is given to the rhetoric of entitled special interest groups and disgruntled individuals without any regard to the greater community benefit and other legitimate user groups. Research and you will find that decisions are made outside the framework of city ordinance and that contracts are being awarded without following a competitive process. We are concerned there is a total disregard for city code and legal processes. Is this transparency?)

WRAL
— Steve King not allowed on Air Force One for Trump’s trip to Iowa Tuesday – CNN
https://www.wral.com/steve-king-not-allowed-on-air-force-one-for-trumps-trip-to-iowa-tuesday/18445564/

FED WEEK
— Discrimination, Retaliation Top List of Violations
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/discrimination-retaliation-top-list-of-violations/

May 9 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Poll: Support for legal pot thinning – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/poll-support-legal-pot-smart-approaches-marijuana-pritzker-cassidy/
— This time, the Cubs get response to racism right – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/cubs-fan-hand-signal-doug-glanville-wrigley-field/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/donald-trump-facebook-alex-jones-louis-farrakhan/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— RNC chair comes to Chicago
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-lightfoot-pension-emanuel-dealmaking-rnc-20190509-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ronna McDaniel, head of the Republican National Committee, will be in Chicago June 6 for a fundraising luncheon, according to an invitation sent out by the Illinois Republican Party and obtained by the Tribune. Ticket prices for the state party fundraiser range from $150 to a $5,000 sponsorship. The event is being hosted by Cubs co-owner and RNC Finance Chair Todd Ricketts, Demetra DeMonte, an RNC National Committeewoman, Richard Porter, an RNC Committeeman and Tim Schneider, chair of the state Republican party. Honorary co-chairs include: Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady and members of Illinois’ Republican Congressional delegation including U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, Murphysboro, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, of Taylorsville, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, of Channahon, U.S. Rep. Darin Lahood, of Peoria, and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, of Collinsville. In Illinois, the GOP has its work cut out for it after the mid-terms saw a blue wave sweep Democrats into suburban and exurban Republican strongholds. Local congressional races offer a closer look: Democrats Lauren Underwood of Naperville unseated GOP incumbent U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren while Sean Casten, of Downers Grove, beat longtime congressman Peter Roskam.)

ABC7
— President Trump laughs after supporter suggests shooting people who cross US border
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-laughs-at-supporters-comment-to-shoot-migrants/5292213/

CHAMPAIGN NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker, state’s coffers get lucky – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-05-09/jim-dey-pritzker-states-coffers-get-lucky.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Son of former state representative appointed to replace Costello in Illinois House – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article230222284.html

MDJ ONLINE
— House Republicans troubled by Pritzker’s revocation of board appointments – JERRY NOWICK
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/house-republicans-troubled-by-pritzker-s-revocation-of-board-appointments/article_36160e48-885c-5e4c-9a35-3acb1d0c05c8.html

HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOOR PATCH
— Pro-Life Center Opens Next To Planned Parenthood In Flossmoor The pro-life Aid For Women has opened next door to Planned Parenthood, quietly reigniting a reproductive rights debate in Flossmoor. – Erika Hobbs
https://patch.com/illinois/homewood-flossmoor/pro-life-center-opens-next-planned-parenthood-flossmoor

PROPUBLICA
— The New Gold Rush: Illinois Lawmakers Are Growing Worried as Neighbors Move to Expand Gambling – Derrick Clifton
https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-video-gambling-new-taxes-lawmakers-midwestern-states-expansions

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illegal Aliens Would Be Able to Serve as University of Illinois Trustees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/05/09/illegal-aliens-would-be-able-to-serve-as-university-of-illinois-trustees/
— Dems Transportation Tax Hikes Will Affect 100%
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/05/09/dems-transportation-tax-hikes-will-affect-100/

CAPITOL FAX
— Barickman jumps off cannabis legalization, but a new draft is coming
https://capitolfax.com/2019/05/09/barickman-jumps-off-cannabis-legalization-but-a-new-draft-is-coming/
— Sandoval’s punitive electric car registration fee
https://capitolfax.com/2019/05/09/sandovals-punitive-electric-car-registration-fee/
— House Democratic Women’s Caucus won’t support gaming bill if team owners get a piece of sports betting
https://capitolfax.com/2019/05/09/house-democratic-womens-caucus-wont-support-gaming-bill-if-team-owners-get-a-piece-of-sports-betting/

FOX NEWS
— Trump declares ‘invasion’ at border after DHS says 1 percent of Honduras, Guatemala entered US – Danielle Wallace
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-invasion-border-dhs-one-percent-honduras-guatemala
— Washington Post implies Trump encourages shooting border crossers – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/washington-post-trump

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Steve Scalise: ‘Democrats would rather harass the president than solve problems’ – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/8/inside-the-beltway-steve-scalise-says-democrats-he/
— Nancy Pelosi is adamant: Impeachment ‘has nothing to do with politics’ – Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/9/nancy-pelosi-impeachment-it-has-nothing-do-politic/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Colorado shooting suspect denounced ‘all these Christians who hate gays’ – Julio Rosas
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/colorado-shooting-suspect-denounced-all-these-christians-who-hate-gays
— Trump administration asks for $23M to train Border Patrol agents to decide credible fear claims – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-administration-asks-for-23m-to-train-border-patrol-agents-to-decide-credible-fear-claims

AMERICAN THINKER
— Open borders advocates are getting the open border they want – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/open_borders_advocates_get_the_open_border_they_want.html

BREITBART
— Previously Deported Sex Offenders Hiding in Migrant Groups, Say Feds – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/05/09/previously-deported-sex-offenders-hiding-in-migrant-groups-say-feds/

JP MEDIA
— Chicago Cubs Ban Fan for Flashing ‘White Supremacist’ Sign, Otherwise Known as the OK Symbol – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/chicago-cubs-ban-fan-for-playing-circle-game-blame-white-supremacy/

GOPUSA
— ICE: 87% of illegal alien families are no-shows for hearings
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=69242

TOWNHALL
— Broken Borders: April’s Illegal Alien Arrests Reached Staggering Levels, Highest In 12 Years – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/05/09/broken-borders-aprils-illegal-alien-arrests-reach-highest-levels-in-over-a-deca-n2546054

CHRISTIAN POST
— Chick-fil-A to become 3rd largest fast-food chain in US sales amid growing popularity Chick-fil-A to become 3rd largest fast-food chain in US sales amid growing popularity – Brandon Showalter
https://www.christianpost.com/news/chick-fil-a-to-become-3rd-largest-fast-food-chain-in-us-sales-amid-growing-popularity.html

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— April was another record month for illegal immigration – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/april-another-record-month-illegal-immigration/

HUMAN EVENTS
— Trump Tries To Stop Corruption, Media Calls Him Racist. – Rob Wasinger
https://humanevents.com/2019/05/09/trump-tries-to-stop-corruption-media-calls-him-racist/

LIFE SITE
— Colorado shooting suspects are gender-confused girl and boy who hated Christians, Trump – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/colorado-shooting-suspects-are-gender-confused-girl-and-boy-who-hated-christians-trump

ONE NEWS NOW
— Dems poised to push ‘Equality Act’ with cries of ‘homophobia’ – Chris Woodward, Billy Davis
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/05/09/dems-poised-to-push-equality-act-with-cries-of-homophobia

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/more-mexican-immigrants-u-s-are-highly-skilled-study-finds-n1003756

WASHINGTON POST
— Chicago Cubs ban fan who made ‘disgusting’ hand gesture associated with white power on air – Tim Elfrink
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/08/chicago-cubs-investigating-fan-who-appeared-flash-white-power-sign-air/
— White House imposes new rules on reporters’ credentials, raising concerns about access – Paul Farhi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the times since 2000 when my GOPUSA credentials have constructively or literally revoked by activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/white-house-imposes-new-rules-on-reporters-credentials-raising-concerns-about-access/2019/05/08/793dc404-71dd-11e9-9eb4-0828f5389013_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The White House hasn’t spelled out how it will make these decisions, raising concerns about arbitrary or selective decisions. (The Washington Post’s seven White House reporters have all been granted exemptions). The White House last year revoked the hard pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after Acosta engaged in a heated exchange with Trump during a White House news briefing. After a brief legal fight, a federal court ordered the White House to restore Acosta’s access. The court said Acosta’s due-process rights had been violated because the White House had never established rules and procedures for revoking a credential. But Sanders said the new policy was unrelated to Acosta’s case. Acosta continues to hold a hard pass. In an opinion piece published Wednesday, Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote that he was denied a hard pass, although the paper’s reporters who cover the White House were all granted exemptions. “The White House press office granted exceptions to the [others], but not to me,” he wrote. “I strongly suspect it’s because I’m a Trump critic. The move is perfectly in line with Trump’s banning of certain news organizations, including The Post, from his campaign events, and his threats to revoke White House credentials of journalists he doesn’t like.” The White House Correspondents’ Association, which represents journalists on access issues, was consulted about the new policy, according to Sanders. The organization’s president, Olivier Knox, declined to comment.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Slavery Reparations Inflame Racial Wounds Proponents know that the issue will stimulate fresh antagonisms. That’s a key part of the rationale.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/slavery-reparations-inflame-would-racial-wounds-11557411922

MONEY
— Want a Rich Retirement? Following These 3 Rules Is Essential – KARA PEREZ 
http://money.com/money/5641673/want-a-rich-retirement-following-these-3-rules-is-essential/

USA TODAY
— Older Americans are relying too much on Social Security as a main source of income – Paul Davidson 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/05/08/social-security-many-rely-too-much-program-income/1134451001/

WEEK
— How much credit does Trump deserve for the booming economy? – James Pethokoukis
https://theweek.com/articles/840152/how-much-credit-does-trump-deserve-booming-economy

ATLANTIC
— You Probably Shouldn’t Bring CBD Oil to an Airport The substance’s sudden ubiquity might make it seem perfectly legal. Federal law enforcement sees things differently. – AMANDA MULL
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/05/cbd-possession-airports-can-lead-arrest/588667/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, those on the left demonize, denigrate, and condemn those on the right.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/rise-of-the-far-right-is-a-global-security-threat.html