August 13 Morning Edition

— 120+ attend Wheaton City Council Roosevelt Road Corridor planning session Monday evening August 12, 2019. The 38 attendees who spoke included Jeffery Antonelli who is seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. Several speakers called for stopping any action toward rezoning until the vacancy is filled. 12 of the 38 who spoke were voters in my precinct. – Dave Diersen

— Smaller township road districts face elimination after consolidation bill signed into law for Lake, McHenry counties – JIM NEWTON
— Will Illinois law allow a proposed Chicago casino to make enough money? Mayor Lori Lightfoot isn’t sure – Juan Perez Jr.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
— Lightfoot cracks down on absenteeism and abuse of family leave among city workers In the coming months, Lightfoot said she plans to issue a new policy “that codifies and clarifies” the city’s policies. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat coworkers and Democrat subordinates took far more sick days than I did.)

— At least one Democrat wants to challenge Grant in House Dist. 42 – Robert Sanchez

— Solving suburbs’ vicious property tax cycle benefits all How to interrupt and ultimately reverse the pattern is a complex question. Here are two steps that would help. – ERIN ALEMAN
— In suburbs, spiral of decline becomes homeowners’ burden Many in Chicago suburbs face collapsing home values and soaring property taxes. The predicament stems from years of business and job losses, globalization and strained municipal finances. – CASEY TONER
— College consulting industry takes off despite scandals Recent incidents involving parents gaming the system to get aid and admissions for their college-bound students haven’t quelled the lucrative business. – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that degrees from non-Ivy League universities like NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT are worthless.)
— Illinois Democrats worry about state census count The local lawmakers in the U.S. congressional delegation signed a letter expressing concern that officials are relying on the internet rather than field staff to count hard-to-reach residents. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: How many illegals have Illinois Democrats and Illinois RINOs planted in your neighborhood, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)

— Illinois Republican Party Does Not Want Commutation For Blagojevich – CRAIG DELLIMORE

— McSweeney wants Illinois to reinstate the death penalty
— Bustos leading Democrats’ campaign committee feeling heat from within – Jim Dey

— Illinois adds chronic pain, migraines to qualifying conditions for medical marijuana – Dean Olsen (DIERSEN: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana industry growing in Rock Island – Grace Runkel

— Winnebago County State’s Attorney Preparing For New Marijuana Law – GUY STEPHENS

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Town of Normal leaders are drafting regulations for marijuana sales – Munashe Kwangwari

— Williamson County Commissioner candidate pushes for 2nd Amendment sanctuary county – Elizabeth Taylor

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: New Ill. legislation allows registered students to take medical marijuana at or before school activities; adds to medical cannabis program – Amber Ruch

— Hatred for Trump is what truly unites 2020 Democrats – But they’re playing a dangerous game – Arnon Mishkin
— Top New York Times editor holds town hall tied to Trump headline drama – Joseph A. Wulfsohn

— Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Workers Most – Spencer P. Morrison
— Why Are You Relinquishing Your Birthright to the Democrats? – Eileen F. Toplansky
— The evidence is clear: Donald Trump is not a racist – Lauri B. Regan

— Jeff Bezos’ WaPo: ICE Raids Are ‘Cruel,’ Businesses Need Illegal Alien Workers – John Binder

— ‘Maybe It’s The Jews Next’: MSNBC Hosts Keep Comparing Trump To Hitler – SHELBY TALCOTT

— Does The Statue Of Liberty Poem Invalidate U.S. Borders Or Require Giving Welfare To Non-Citizens? – Susanna Hoffman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use immigrants to destroy Republicans.)
— Why Mass Illegal Immigration Probably Costs More Than You’ve Been Told Illegal immigration may look good for the economy on the surface, but a deeper look reveals exorbitant costs that disproportionately hurt some of the worst-off in America. – Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty

— CNN’s Cuomo Threatens to Throw Trump Supporter Down Flight of Stairs – Nicholas Fondacaro

— Suburbs spell trouble for Trump – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: Do you live in a suburb? Who is speaking up for Trump in your suburb?)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot pushing journalists.

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s claim that he supports legal immigration turns out to be a lie.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump administration ramps up its war on legal immigration.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those who are Trump-supporters, citizens of America, White, male, older, non-poor, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against those who do not hate Trump.–theyre-delighted-by-it/2019/08/11/3911bc88-a990-11e9-a3a6-ab670962db05_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Hate crimes are on the rise. What does it take to get state governments to respond? We were surprised by our findings.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
— A criminal background doesn’t have to be a barrier to employment – Johnny C. Taylor Jr. (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, because of Democrats and because of RINOs, being the following are barriers to employment: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Trump’s Primary Advantage: No Real Competition Lack of a serious primary-season challenge would allow the president to avoid the kind of bruising battle that has hurt other incumbents – Gerald Sein (DIERSEN: Republican incumbents should expect that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who falsely claim to be Republican will recruit primary challengers who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— ‘Stop Mugging Grandma’ Review: Defying the Boomer Bashers – Daniel Akst (DIERSEN: Are you a baby boomer? While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, they focused on getting rid of GAO employees who were baby boomers, and especially those who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who had not made 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.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, employers discriminate against their employees who do not promote LGBTQ activity.