August 19 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Assassinating civility: The knucklehead factor in Illinois politics – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-sandoval-assassinate-trump-fundraiser-illinois-politics-20190819-aagowy3gojde3i6qtxl6pplvyy-story.html
— Chicago Teachers Union group’s trip to Venezuela, praise of socialist leader slammed as ‘propaganda tour’ – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-teachers-union-venezuela-trip-20190819-tbpa3lhjifduxgupdxfs3mosr4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot to ask legislature for power to tax high-end professional services and big-ticket home sales In a fall veto session that also will include her request to re-structure taxes on a Chicago casino, the mayor plans to seek two local tax increases she views as the only way to avoid a dreaded property tax increase. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/19/20812810/chicago-budget-deficit-tax-increases-professional-services-home-sales-lightfoot-legislature
— Don’t bank on pot revenues just yet, new study warns lawmakers States that have legalized marijuana before Illinois have seen actual revenues that vary wildly from projections — although some have exceeded expectations. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/8/19/20811753/marijuana-pot-recreational-illinois-budget-pew

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP group known for oppo research targets Illinois Virginia-based America Rising launches a unit in the state with an attack on three Democratic representatives and Mike Madigan, and promises to make waves in local politics. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-group-known-oppo-research-targets-illinois

NBC5
— Warren Offers Public Apology Over Claim to Tribal Heritage “I am sorry for the harm I have caused,” Warren said at the start of her appearance at a forum on Native American issues – Elana Schor and Josh Funk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Elizabeth-Warren-Native-American-Forum-Iowa-554079661.html

WTTW
— Joe Walsh Apologizes for Past and Attacks Trump – Alexandra Silets 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/08/19/joe-walsh-apologizes-past-and-attacks-trump

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Bashing Durkin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/mcsweeney-bashing-durkin/ 
— How Leftwing Is the Chicago Teachers Union?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/how-leftwing-is-the-chicago-teachers-union/ 
— Sanguinetti Hits Casten on Tolerance of Corruption
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/sanguinetti-hits-casten-on-tolerance-of-corruption/ 
— Add Peggy Hubbard to GOP U.S. Senate Hopefuls – Are We Bitches or Gladiators?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/add-peggy-hubbard-to-gop-u-s-senate-hopefuls/ 
— Ives Calls on Casten to Denounce Mock Trump Assisination at Democratic Party State Senator’s $250 Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/ives-calls-on-casten-to-denounce-indicted-state-senator/

ILLINOIS POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives Calls On Casten To Disavow Images of Trump Assassination
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513126242-ives-calls-on-casten-to-disavow-images-of-trump-assassination

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN TIES DEMOCRAT FUNDRAISER STUNT TO GROWING NUMBER OF MASS SHOOTINGS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/cook-county-gop-chairman-ties-democrat-fundraiser-stunt-to-growing-number-of-mass-shootings.html
— PRESIDENT TRUMP AT 51% APPROVAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/president-trump-at-51-approval-.html
— IVES CALLS ON CASTEN TO DENOUNCE DEMOCRAT SENATOR’S FUNDRAISER ASSASSINATION STUNT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/ives-calls-on-casten-to-denounce-trump-assassination-stunt-at-democrat-senators-fundraiser.html

CAPITOL FAX
— GOP-supporting group promises “video tracking, research, and strategic communications” against Illinois Dems
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/gop-supporting-group-promises-video-tracking-research-and-strategic-communications-against-illinois-dems/
— ISP finally files proposed gun dealer licensing rules
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/isp-finally-files-proposed-gun-dealer-licensing-rules/
— Tillman’s lawyer actually claims lawsuit to invalidate bonds “will help the state and its ability to borrow” and Wirepoints agrees
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/tillmans-lawyer-actually-claims-lawsuit-to-invalidate-bonds-will-help-the-state-and-its-ability-to-borrow-and-wirepoints-agrees/
— Could the lead poisoning in University Park be just the beginning?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/could-the-water-problems-in-university-park-be-just-the-beginning/
— Republican who blamed loss on “wrong people” actually blamed Trump last year
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/republican-who-blamed-loss-on-wrong-people-actually-blamed-trump-last-year/

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— State gives no help to gun dealers – Editorial
https://jg-tc.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-state-gives-no-help-to-gun-dealers/article_05fee56a-4f40-5a70-9590-b835fd57fa90.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois GOP calls state Sen. Martin Sandoval’s apology for Trump mock assassination photos ‘too little, too late’ – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-gop-calls-state-sen-martin-sandoval-s-apology-for/article_c9fdc1e8-c299-11e9-9cce-1fddc2d160e7.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s assassination all fun and games for the left – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/19/trumps-assassination-all-fun-and-games-left/

DAILY CALLER
— FORMER GOOGLE ENGINEER: How Google Discriminates Against Conservatives – MIKE WACKER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/19/wacker-google-discriminates/

CBS NEWS
— Pence insists economy is strong, blaming media for “irresponsible rhetoric” – KATHRYN WATSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pence-applauds-trump-economy-amid-fears-of-potential-economic-disaster/

NEWSWEEK
— ILLINOIS GOP CALLS MOCK ASSASSINATION OF DONALD TRUMP AT DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER ‘INEXCUSABLE’ – JAKE MAHER
https://www.newsweek.com/mock-trump-assassination-sandoval-1455086

July 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Protesters demand Chicago hotel shut down Border Patrol trade show
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/protesters-demand-hotel-shut-down-cbp-convention/5414394/

NBC5
— Lightfoot Caught on Audio Calling FOP Vice President a ‘Clown’ During City Council Meeting
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Mayor-fop-comment_Chicago-513153072.html

WGN TV
— Kankakee County Democrats apologize after photo posted comparing Trump MAGA hats to KKK hoods – SEAN LEWIS
https://wgntv.com/2019/07/23/kankakee-county-democrats-post-meme-comparing-trump-maga-hats-to-kkk-hoods/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam endorses Ives over Sanguinetti for Congress The former congressman, who once was as inside as it gets in Washington, says populist Jeanne Ives is better than former Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti to try to reclaim his old seat from Democrat Sean Casten. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/roskam-endorses-ives-over-sanguinetti-congress
— Defuse the property tax bomb Politicians can’t afford to ignore growing public resentment of excessive property taxes, a powder keg that needs only a spark to explode into a full-fledged tax revolt with unpredictable consequences. – JOE CAHILL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/defuse-property-tax-bomb

DAILY HERALD
— Island Lake planning commissioner nominated for open trustee seat – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: If you were nominated for a position, who would object and why? What would the stated reasons be? What would the real reasons be?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190724/island-lake-planning-commissioner-nominated-for-open-trustee-seat
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A relatively new Island Lake transplant has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the village board. Dan Powell, who moved to Island Lake less than three years ago, could be appointed to the seat during Thursday night’s board meeting. He’s been nominated by Mayor Charles Amrich, but it’s up to the trustees to approve the nomination. If appointed to the board, Powell will replace Jennifer Villarreal, who unexpectedly resigned in June. Amrich initially had suggested appointing former trustees Mark Beeson or John Burke to the post, but board members objected to those nominations last month and delayed votes.)
— There should be consequences for reckless, inappropriate political posts – Editorial (DIERSEN: What about the First Amendment? People can sue for defamation, libel, and slander.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190724/editorial-there-should-be-consequences-for-reckless-inappropriate-political-posts

NORTHWEST HERALD
— County Democratic chairman compared MAGA hats to KKK hoods – AP
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/23/county-democratic-chairman-compared-maga-hats-to-kkk-hoods/auaj8h2/

WQAD
— Geneseo City Council explores recreational marijuana, possible options for regulating where it’s sold – KATHERNE BAUER
https://wqad.com/2019/07/23/geneseo-city-council-explores-recreational-marijuana-possible-options-for-regulating-where-its-sold/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/black-voters-say-they-wont-forget-trumps-racist-tweet

FOX ST. LOUIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis industry takes center stage at Metro East Expo – CHRIS REGNIER
https://fox2now.com/2019/07/23/cannabis-industry-takes-center-stage-at-metro-east-expo/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEW POLL SHOWS PRITZKER’S POPULARITY SAGGING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/07/pritzkers-popularity-sagging.html


— IL GOP SILENT AS TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZE TRUMP-HATING SNOOP DOGG’S STATE FAIR APPEARANCE (DIERSEN: RINOs are far more likely to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans than demonize, denigrate, or condemn Democrats, Libertarians, or Greens.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/07/il-gop-silent-as-taxpayers-subsidize-trump-hating-snoop-doggs-state-fair-appearance.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rashida Tlaib, the lunatic fringe of politics – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/24/rashida-tlaib-lunatic-fringe-politics/

PJ MEDIA
— Google Engineer: Google News Search Results Are Intentionally Biased Against Trump – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: Google repeatedly takes me to far too many non-credible websites that promote hatred against individuals, organization, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/google-engineer-google-news-search-results-are-intentionally-biased-against-trump/

GOPUSA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Getting stoned legally most popular issue for leftists
http://www.gopusa.com/getting-stoned-legally-most-popular-issue-for-leftists/
— LGBTQ: Apparently prostitution and drug sales are now just ‘survival crimes’
http://www.gopusa.com/lgbtq-apparently-prostitution-and-drug-sales-are-now-just-survival-crimes/
— Ann Arbor principal says she was forced out for being white, files $5M lawsuit
http://www.gopusa.com/ann-arbor-principal-says-she-was-forced-out-for-being-white-files-5m-lawsuit/

PARENTS OPPOSED TO POT
— WHO’S REALLY IN PRISON FOR MARIJUANA? – David G. Evans
https://poppot.org/2019/07/23/%ef%bb%bfwhos-really-in-prison-for-marijuana/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Flinging the Nazi talk, Beto O’Rourke makes a fool of himself on The View – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/flinging_the_nazi_talk_beto_orourke_makes_a_fool_of_himself_on_the_view.html
— The Co-Conspirators in the American Left’s Takeover of the Democratic Party – Steve McCann
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/the_coconspirators_in_the_american_lefts_takeover_of_the_democratic_party.html
— Tweets frenzy exposes the Left’s terminal dementia – Loren Smith
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/tweets_frenzy_exposes_the_lefts_terminal_dementia.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Address the Real Cause of Central American Migration – Ned Ryun
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/07/23/address-the-real-cause-of-central-american-migration/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Left Burns a Heretic: Nancy Pelosi Clamoring for her head because she isn’t sufficiently pro-Squad, they seem to hate her more than they do Trump and the GOP. – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-left-burns-a-heretic-nancy-pelosi/

NEWSMAX
— Sham House Resolution Only Re-Elects Trump – Stephen B. Presser
https://www.newsmax.com/stephenbpresser/pelosi-omar-tlaib-cleaver/2019/07/23/id/925615/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— The Loony Left Continues To TearDown Trump And Destroy The Country!!! – Jim Clayton
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/the-loony-left-continues-to-teardown-trump-and-destroy-the-country/

FEDERALIST
— 3 Common Arguments For Overlooking Illegal Immigration That Don’t Hold Water – Robert Steinbuch
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/24/3-common-arguments-overlooking-illegal-immigration-dont-hold-water/

FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE
— LESSONS FOR AMERICA FROM INDIA’S WAR AGAINST ILLEGAL MUSLIM MIGRANTS Imagine if we had India’s immigration policy. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274331/lessons-america-indias-war-against-illegal-muslim-daniel-greenfield

ONE NEWS NOW
— Parents warned, again, about far-left teachers – Bob Kellogg 
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/07/24/parents-warned-again-about-far-left-teachers

LIFEZETTE
— Trump on the Tlaib Video: ‘Who Elected Her? … Not a Sane Person’ The president, speaking to young conservatives today in Washington, had some choice words for the Michigan Democratic who wants him impeached
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/07/trump-on-the-tlaib-video-who-elected-her-not-a-sane-person/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Derides Growing Radical Left at Teen Student Action Summit – BOWEN XIAO
https://m.theepochtimes.com/trump-derides-growing-radical-left-at-teen-student-action-summit_3013131.html

UPI
— NAACP passes resolution calling for Trump impeachment “This president has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. – Darryl Coote
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/07/24/NAACP-passes-resolution-calling-for-Trump-impeachment/3851563959369/

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, according to Trump-haters, everything that Trump does or does not do is racist.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/black-voters-forget-trumps-racist-tweets-64526545

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes Ilhan Omar as being quintessentially American.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ilhan-omar-quintessentially-american/2019/07/23/dc0a701e-ad88-11e9-a0c9-6d2d7818f3da_story.html

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Diersen seeks input on important issues that Wheaton needs to address and how those issues should be addressed – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
(THE ARTICLE: I will be seeking appointment to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Applicants are asked to identify the three most important issues that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues should be addressed. I would greatly appreciate your input. Please email me at [email protected] or phone me at 630-653-0462. At its two most recent meetings, I urged Wheaton’s City Council to be the first city in Illinois to ban the sale of pot. I served on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee 2003-2011. My wife and I have lived in Wheaton since 1978 and in its West District since 1984. I have served as the Republican Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 9 since 1999. Since 2000, as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, I have put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sent them out. Since 2004, those emails have gone out each and every morning, since 2015, they have gone out each and every evening too, and they have included links to more than 341,500 articles and information on many upcoming events. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654. I served on the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee for 13 years. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592. I have a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, an MBA from Loyola, and a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU. I am a Forensic Accountant, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner, Licensed CPA, and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). I passed the CPA and CIA examinations on my first attempt.)