January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Marijuana health risks remain despite legalization in Illinois, doctors say
https://abc7chicago.com/5855832/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Opt Out group nets more than $4K in donations in fight to oppose pot sales in Naperville – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-opt-out-naperville-fundraising-cannabis-referendum-st-20200117-2wyvfgozmraxbofenqbl3bjk5q-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those giving money were state Rep. Grant Wehrli, R-Naperville, who contributed $500 and Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission member Krishna Bansal, who donated $250. Wehrli is unopposed in the Republican primary in his bid to be returned to his seat representing the 41st District, which includes a large portion of Naperville. Bansal is a candidate in the 2020 Republican primary for the 11th District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. The largest single donation of $1,545 came from an Aurora resident, and most Naperville residents donated between $200 and $531 each, records show. One person from Virginia contributed $200. Two Naperville people bought $455 worth of “opt out buttons” for the campaign, the report said.)
— At White House ceremony, President Trump calls out for no-show Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin: ‘Where the hell is he?’ – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-calls-out-ken-griffin-20200116-irdz2xo2jffwrli5wlxrkedc4e-story.html
— Cook County Board approves 3% tax on recreational weed sales starting July 1, will study drug’s effect on region – LOLLY BOWEAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-cook-county-board-approves-recreatioal-weed-tax-20200116-3tm7vgx5qzb6zjoti5lwb6mtdy-story.html
— CNN’s shameful treatment of Bernie Sanders – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-cnn-kass-20200116-avuaiaxbfvdkbb2w6y4yoiafuq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats to choose new Senate president, eyeing the call of history — and ‘shadows’ of the feds It appears the field to replace outgoing Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has dwindled to two power-players: Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, and Assistant Majority Leader Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/16/21067310/democrats-senate-president-harmon-lightford-cullerton-history-federal-investigation

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers consider statewide lobbyist regulation – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/suburban-lawmakers-consider-statewide-lobbyist-regulation
— Mayor Suess says the state of Wheaton is ‘quite good’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/mayor-suess-says-the-state-of-wheaton-is-quite-good

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & KNOX STUDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-early-returns/article_abdc1de9-df0b-5446-82fd-704748b8050c.html
http://www.theknoxstudent.com/news/2020/01/15/expect-visiting-dispensary/#.XiCvHCN_OM8

STATELINE
— Illinois residents receive some of the most robocalls in the country
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-residents-receive-some-of-the-most-robocalls-in-the-country/

WILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How College Campuses In Illinois Are Preparing Students To Work In The Cannabis Industry – CHRISTINE HERMAN
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/colleges-preparing-students-for-cannabis-businesses

WGIL
— OUTSTANDING: BUSTOS SUPPORTS PASSING OF AGE DISCRIMINATION BILL
https://www.wgil.com/2020/01/16/bustos-supports-passing-of-age-discrimination-bill/

WJBC
— Illinois commission on lobbyists hears concerns about lack of uniform standards, shadow lobbying, loopholes
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/illinois-commission-on-lobbyists-hears-concerns-about-lack-of-uniform-standards-shadow-lobbying-loopholes/
— Fewer Illinois taxpayers are on the hook for growing public sector pension liabilities
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/fewer-illinois-taxpayers-are-on-the-hook-for-growing-public-sector-pension-liabilities/

WQAD
— Iowa Police keeping eye on Illinois border for recreational marijuana, as national trends point to higher possession arrests – ANDREA FLORES
https://wqad.com/2020/01/16/iowa-police-keeping-eye-on-illinois-border-for-recreational-marijuana-as-national-trends-point-to-higher-possession-arrests/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chris Lauzen Reviews His Time as Kane County Board Chairman and Announces His Endorsement of Dave Rickert as Successor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/chris-lauzen-reviews-his-time-as-kane-county-board-chairman-and-announces-his-endorsement-of-dave-rickert-as-successor/ 
— Skillicorn Reports on Campaign Finance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/skillicorn-reports-on-campaign-finance/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans – NEIL MUNRO16 Ja
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/donald-trumps-hire-american-policy-gets-more-jobs-for-americans/

TOWNHALL
— Latest Migrant Caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans Head to U.S. Border – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/15/latest-migrant-caravan-n2559600

EPOCH TIMES
— Gallup Poll Shows US Center-Right Ideologically – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gallup-poll-shows-us-center-right-ideologically_3206248.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— Already Shut Out Of GOP Primaries, Joe Walsh Gets Shut Out At The RNC, Too The former congressman and Trump challenger couldn’t get past the front desk at Republican Party headquarters to make his complaint. – S.V. Date
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-republican-party-trump_n_5e20bfc2c5b6321176103583

UPI
— Walsh protests at RNC HQ – Clyde Hughes
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/01/16/Candidate-challenging-Trump-in-2020-race-protests-at-RNC-HQ/8301579197386/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stay Woke, Drop Out In its wake, identity politics leaves a trail of failed Democratic candidates. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stay-woke-drop-out-11579220294

January 11 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: At least 1,000 anti-abortion marchers rally in the Loop – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-march-for-life-chicago-20200111-5fd3dnswwvdhlntly4cxu3ofjy-story.html
— While Nazi sympathizer Arthur Jones protests, Orland Park residents turn out to talk social justice – JESSE WRIGHT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-newman-jones-events-st-0112-20200111-bo2gi7w5zndq3fg24wisudcpg4-story.html
— Seeking to give residents a break on property tax, legislative task force recommends expanding sales tax. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who’s pushing a graduated income tax, says there’s got to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-property-tax-task-force-20200111-pwbldyzyt5afpjdm3catlklnwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot ‘has the votes’ to pass marijuana consumption ordinance, puts kibosh on 606 development freeze “We have to have places for people to be able to legally consume marijuana,” Lightfoot says. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/10/21060658/lori-lightfoot-marijuana-consumption-ordinance-606-development-freeze
— Cullerton predicts Lightfoot will get casino gambling fix, graduated real estate transfer tax during spring session Retiring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says Lori Lightfoot is “on a learning curve” in Springfield, unlike his wily friend Rahm Emanuel, who majored in political arm-twisting – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2020/1/10/21060325/cullerton-lightfoot-casino-gambling-real-estate-transfer-tax-spring-session

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan’s latest scandal, Springfield’s latest outrage – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200111/editorial-madigans-latest-scandal-springfields-latest-outrage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200111/meet-mark-galli-the-wheaton-evangelical-who-called-out-trump

NBC5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Suggests She May be Open to Lowering Recreational Cannabis Taxes Of the 11 states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, Illinois’ taxes are second only to Washington state – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayor-lori-lightfoot-says-she-may-be-open-to-lowering-recreational-cannabis-taxes/2199489/

HERALD & REVIEW
— How will Decatur-area employers handle workers who smoke marijuana? A look at the legal issues surrounding cannabis. – Analisa Trofimuk (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise pot smokers.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/how-will-decatur-area-employers-handle-workers-who-smoke-marijuana/article_eaf7d210-d937-5f26-bb1e-2a2fe4400639.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois taxing itself into irrelevancy – Editorial
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/illinois-taxing-itself-into-irrelevancy/article_0328b94e-33b2-11ea-b8b5-5ba49a8a96eb.html

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— City’s Reparations Subcommittee Members Give Preliminary Views on Form of Reparations – Larry Gavin (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, how much reparations do they want you to pay? Overwhelmingly, those who favor reparations want those who have the following demographics to pay the most reparations: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/City-s-Reparations-Subcommittee-Members-Give-Preliminary-Views-on-Form-of-Reparations/15/26/17406

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: All Candidates Will Participate in MCC Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/11/il-14-all-candidates-will-participate-in-mcc-debate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former press secretaries of both parties urge White House to resume briefings – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/11/white-house-urged-by-former-spokesmen-to-resume-re/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Insanity Of Transgenderism – Rod Dreher
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-insanity-of-transgenderism/

TOWNHALL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Law Automatically Registers Illegal Aliens to Vote – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/10/ny-law-will-automatically-register-illegal-aliens-to-vote-n2559325

CBN NEWS
— Surge in ER Visits After New Marijuana Laws Take Effect – Lorie Johnson
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2020/january/surge-in-er-visits-after-new-marijuana-laws-take-effect

CNN
— Many millennials are worse off than their parents — a first in American history – Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/11/politics/millennials-income-stalled-upward-mobility-us/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says: ‘A national disgrace’: As impeachment hung over a president’s head, he went on a wild rally tour.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/01/11/national-disgrace-impeachment-hung-over-presidents-head-he-went-wild-rally-tour/

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates Nearly 70% Higher Than National Average – Douglas A. McIntyre 
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2020/01/11/black-unemployment-rates-nearly-70-higher-than-national-average/

January 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Weed-related emergency room visits up after legalization in Illinois, doctors say
https://abc7chicago.com/5831536/

NBC5
— Madigan Rejects Request for House Investigation Into Email Alleging Rape Cover-Up, Pritzker Deflects
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/madigan-rejects-request-for-house-investigation-into-email-alleging-rape-cover-up-pritzker-deflects/2198886/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Federal authorities ask Speaker Michael Madigan confidant to cooperate in probe – RAY LONG and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-mike-madigan-mclain-federal-investigation-cooperation-20200109-obgyldc7crfxxbviihi7hy3n5a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-marijuana-pot-economic-impact-greising-20200109-6obux4doyjclxlpdwhx7niupuu-story.html
— Pritzker calls email from lobbyist and Michael Madigan confidant referencing rape cover-up ‘horrific’ but says he’ll await outcome of investigation: ‘Let’s start with getting all of the facts’ – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-mike-mcclain-emails-20200109-y5nvxkjpbnbrba556lk2dxhiva-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan cites ‘sensitivity’ in refusing call for House probe of confidant’s email about ‘rape’ and ghost payrollers Madigan’s refusal sparked a feisty response. “We did not realize that ghost payrolling was too sensitive of a topic for the committee to investigate on behalf of Illinois taxpayers,” Durkin spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis said. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21058871/madigan-sensitivity-refusing-house-probe-mclain-email-rape-champaign-ghost-payrollers
— Get to the truth about that ‘rape in Champaign’ An investigation is the only way to determine if this is some sort of twisted metaphor or if real crimes occurred — and if a state worker kept his job because he ‘kept his mouth shut.’ – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21056924/michael-mcclain-email-governor-pritzker-investigation-rape-champaign-ghost-workers-editorial
— How to make Chicago’s pot-smoking laws more fair citywide A better ordinance wouldn’t relegate residents of black and Latino neighborhoods to smoking pot in public stairwells and gangways, inviting arrest. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21055647/recreational-marijuana-smoke-shops-lori-lightfoot-chicago-city-council-rossana-rodriguez-sanchez
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21058633/nonbinary-gender-identity-my-pronouns-american-dialect-society-linguistics-they-conversation

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County Board delays benefit elimination vote until February – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200109/mchenry-county-board-delays-benefit-elimination-vote-until-february

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Goodbye, Illinois. Hello . . . where? The state, along with California and New York, has seen an exodus. But it’s not all to Texas and it’s not all about taxes, writes Justin Fox of Bloomberg Opinion. (DIERSEN: Republicans leave Illinois to escape Democrat laws. But no matter where you move to, Democrats are moving there too. Wherever Democrats move to, a) prosperity and safety decrease and b) poverty and crime increase.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/goodbye-illinois-hello-where

WGN TV
— Mixed legality of marijuana on state, federal levels leaves gun owners in limbo – MIKE LOWE
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/09/mixed-legality-of-marijuana-on-state-federal-levels-leaves-gun-owners-in-limbo/

WTTW
— 5 Myths About Legal Marijuana – Amanda Vinicky 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/08/5-myths-about-legal-marijuana

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Health advocates, lawmakers want stronger regulations of vaping – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200109/health-advocates-lawmakers-want-stronger-regulations-of-vaping

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200109/consistently-strong-local-pot-sales-but-at-least-one-dispensary-is-temporarily-out-of-product

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce being sued for alleged age and gender discrimination – Anthony Watt
https://qctimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/quad-cities-chamber-being-sued-for-alleged-age-and-gender/article_060d0b81-d7e7-5b94-83b0-0f27aa064ce4.html

KENOSHA NEWS
— Driving stoned: Deputy arrests impaired Illinois driver – Jeffrey Zampanti 
https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/driving-stoned-deputy-arrests-impaired-illinois-driver/article_df3b9b89-f3dc-5fdb-9948-49ea7240f2bb.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Official Highlights Election Integrity Problems, Solutions – MIKE SMITH 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-official-highlights-election-integrity-problems-solutions#stream/0

DAILY ILLINI
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican promote tattoos.
https://dailyillini.com/opinions/2020/01/09/opinion-tattoos-should-not-be-taboo-in-the-workplace/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/January-2020/Chicago-Mag-Buys-Some-Weed/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Get Out of Jail Almost Free Proposed by Pritzker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/get-out-of-jail-almost-free-proposed-by-pritzker/ 
— IL-14: McHenry County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner Event
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form-copy/ 
— Brettman v. Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/brettman-v-franks/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS CANNABIS TAXES AMONG NATION’S HIGHEST, COULD KEEP BLACK MARKET THRIVING – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-cannabis-taxes-among-nations-highest-could-keep-black-market-thriving/

CAPITOL FAX
— Champaign County won’t investigate, Durkin calls for subpoenas and testimony under oath
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/09/champaign-county-wont-investigate-durkin-calls-for-subpoenas-and-testimony-under-oath/
— Brady calls for ISP probe
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/09/brady-calls-for-isp-probe/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House blasts Dems’ ‘misguided’ undermine of Trump’s war fighting authority – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/9/hogan-gidley-blasts-democrats-misguided-war-powers/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump: Nancy Pelosi ‘Not Operating with a Full Deck’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/09/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-not-operating-with-a-full-deck/
— Ann Coulter: Our Broken Border, Not Iran, Kills 30,000 Americans Every Year – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/09/exclusive-ann-coulter-our-broken-border-not-iran-kills-30000-americans-every-year/

TOWNHALL
— The Democrat’s Hatred of President Trump and America Itself Is Appalling – Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.
https://townhall.com/columnists/sheriffdavidclarkeret/2020/01/09/the-democrats-hatred-of-president-trump-and-america-itself-is-appalling-n2559280

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— The Postal Service is America’s most popular government agency. Why does Trump hate it? – MICHAEL HILTZIK
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-01-09/postal-service-trump

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— In Silicon Valley, some men say cosmetic procedures are essential to a career – Peter Holley
https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/In-Silicon-Valley-some-men-say-cosmetic-14962007.php

DAILY FREEMAN
— 9 resign from town of New Paltz Democratic Committee, alleging age discrimination – William J. Kemble (DIERSEN: How soon will political organizations officially limit their membership to those who are younger, female, minority, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.dailyfreeman.com/news/local-news/resign-from-town-of-new-paltz-democratic-committee-alleging-age/article_245f9f08-3310-11ea-9123-573ad9be9793.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nine people have resigned from the 21-member town Democratic Committee, angry that no one over age 60 is being added to the body. The nine, including Committee Chairman Josh Honig, announced their departure in a press release early Thursday that, in addition to age discrimination, alleged bullying and threats by some of the other 12 members. “The threats were that when petition time came, which is pretty soon, that the seniors on the committee would be petitioned, and that they could not possibly, because of their age and not having the backing of the … political establishment, be re-elected to the committee,” said Jane Schanberg, spokesperson for the nine. “They would be replaced by people who were put up by people that were put up by the establishment.”)

FORBES
— Trump Blames You For Your Subpar 401(k) – Teresa Ghilarducci
https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2020/01/09/trump-blames-you-for-your-subpar-401k/

NEWSWEEK
— ANTI-TRUMP REPUBLICAN GROUP TAKES AIM AT ‘MAGA CHURCH’ IN NEW VIDEO – JAMES CROWLEY
https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-against-trump-maga-church-1481377

PEW RESEARCH
— Most Americans Say There Is Too Much Economic Inequality in the U.S., but Fewer Than Half Call it a Top Priority Democrats and Republicans differ on whether addressing economic inequality requires major changes to the economic system – JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ, RUTH IGIELNIK AND RAKESH KOCHHAR (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/01/09/most-americans-say-there-is-too-much-economic-inequality-in-the-u-s-but-fewer-than-half-call-it-a-top-priority/

January 8 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As primary nears, Lake County pols dive deep into presidential delegate pool – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-lake-county-democratic-delegates-st-0109-20200108-xixp6gsmvfbhzh2eheyzl4m6bq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/michael-phillips/ct-ent-marijuana-in-the-movies-0112-20200108-5lhrich64rhjdag2bib7xjmpcy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-food-mindy-segal-edibles-legal-chicago-marijuana-0115-20200108-bglcz6brnna7zf2x5qom6aifyq-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-legal-weed-sales-one-week-20200108-hz4gtgob6baqtctephvo7m2h5y-story.html
— Fines for smoking marijuana in public among those doubled as Gurnee updates cannabis ordinance – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-gurnee-cannabis-ordinance-st-0108-20200108-bdghnwzkrvb77j6jtqs6su6zji-story.html
— My struggle to stay sober in Chicago with the smell of weed all around me – TIMOTHY J. HILLEGONDS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-sobriety-weed-pot-marijuana-20200108-jdc5b4lrvbdpfbqdfm2ftrlbh4-story.html
— Two African American executives sue McDonald’s for alleged racial discrimination – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-mcdonalds-racial-discrimination-lawsuit-20200108-avvfselojzdrzhoqeri2octrfq-story.html
— Jussie Smollett investigation: Judge orders Google to turn over a full year of the actor’s data as part of special prosecutor probe – MEGAN CREPEAU and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-jussie-smollett-special-prosecutor-investigation-20200108-j3j3p2dypvf5vbbo5jpxrvcjsq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-activists-denounce-iran-attack-20200108-xcubkzwrnvgyrioskmsl4g2sju-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot suffers yet another setback on recreational marijuana Mayor’s consumption ordinance stalls in City Council committee after aldermen from across the city complain about rigid state rules that tie the city’s hands. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/8/21057373/chicago-dispensaries-marijuana-setback-consumption-ordinance-lightfoot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/8/21056752/president-donald-trump-iran-cultural-sites-destruction-culture-wars-s-e-cupp
— Bernie Sanders weighs in on latest CPS-CTU tussle: ‘Give veteran teachers the respect they have earned’ The union and Chicago Public Schools officials are arguing over $25 million that was promised for the district’s longest-serving teachers. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/1/8/21057399/cps-strike-bernie-sanders-ctu-veteran-teachers-union-elizabeth-warren
— Co-pay for taxpayers? Ousted Cook County Health CEO in line for ‘rich severance’ of half a million plus On top of that severance payout, the county health system will likely shell out more money to find Shannon’s permanent replacement. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/8/21056963/cook-county-health-system-ceo-john-jay-shannon-severance

DAILY HERALD
— Schneider challenger could be knocked off ballot in 10th House District race – Russsell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200108/schneider-challenger-could-be-knocked-off-ballot-in-10th-house-district-race

ABC7
— Army warns of fake military draft texts circulating this week – Alex Meier
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/army-warns-of-fake-military-draft-texts/5825919/

NBC5
— Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Report of Madigan Associate’s Email Alleging Rape Cover-Up
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/lawmakers-call-for-investigation-into-report-of-madigan-associates-email-alleging-rape-cover-up/2198247/
— Merging Governments Tops Illinois Property Tax-Reduction Plan – John O’Connor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/merging-governments-tops-illinois-property-tax-reduction-plan/2198115/
— Don’t Give Pot to Pets, Vet Medical Group Warns Instead of experiencing a pleasurable high, pets, particularly dogs, can become scared and sick, and pot-related illnesses could be lethal. – Chris Hush and Marco Stendardo 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/dont-give-pot-to-pets-vet-medical-group-warns/2198251/

CBS2
— Freshman legislator Celina Villanueva named to seat vacated by former Sen Sandoval – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/freshman-legislator-named-to-seat-vacated-by-former-sen-sandoval

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/entrepreneurs/champaign-dispensary-s-popularity-puts-parking-at-a-premium/article_972d86ac-ffb5-5401-a841-a3df07a0af4d.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Legal weed will create more black market activity – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-to-the-editor-legal-weed-will-create-more-black/article_2591b890-3255-11ea-bf56-43d7926f6993.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Danny Malouf Passing Petitions for U.S. Senate on Libertarian Party
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/08/dann-malouf-passing-petitions-for-u-s-senate-on-libertarian-party/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Gives Campaign Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/08/il-14-sue-rezin-gives-campaign-update/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DURKIN SAYS NEWLY-FOUND MADIGAN INSIDER E-MAIL IS “SHOCKING” AND “BEYOND WORDS”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/durkin-says-ex-lobbyist-and-newly-found-madigan-insider-e-mail-is-shocking-and-beyond-words.html
— DEPT OF JUSTICE DECLARES ERA RATIFICATION DEAD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/dept-of-justice-decares-era-ratification-dead.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? MARCH FOR LIFE CHICAGO, SATURDAY JANUARY 11
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/wheres-weyermuller-march-for-life-chicago-saturday-january-11.html
— MCDERMED: PROPERTY TAX TASK FORCE SEES DISAPPOINTING, BUT NOT UNEXPECTED RESULTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/mcdermed-property-tax-task-force-sees-disappointing-but-not-unexpected-results.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— MAGA hat confrontation triggers active shooter scare – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/8/maga-hat-confrontation-triggers-active-shooter-sca/

TOWNHALL
— CNN and Fox News Report on the Rise of Hitler – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2020/01/08/cnn-and-fox-news-report-on-the-rise-of-hitler-n2559204

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Facebook Exec Warns: Don’t Use ‘Lever’ to ‘Change the Outcome’ of Election – Corinne Weaver
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/corinne-weaver/2020/01/08/facebook-exec-warns-dont-use-lever-change-outcome-election

NEW YORK TIMES
— U.S. Candidate Bloomberg Says Business Experience Is Key to Beating Trump – Reuters (DIERSEN: What work experience do you have? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the work experience that I have. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. 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 $85,084-$96,431/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/08/us/politics/08reuters-usa-election-bloomberg.html

PBS
— Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs (DIERSEN: Have you held a female-dominated job? I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. My understanding is that I was the first and only White male to hold that job and that I held it longer than anyone else.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/making-sense/unemployment-pushes-more-men-to-take-on-female-dominated-jobs

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Amid rising tensions with Iran, Army insists no plans for draft – Eric White 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/federal-newscast/2020/01/amid-rising-tensions-with-iran-army-insists-no-plans-for-draft/

January 6 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters rally in Naperville. When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200105/activists-call-for-peace-in-the-middle-east-at-naperville-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those on the speaker’s list were U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat from Naperville; peace activist Walt Zlotow; a representative of U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, a Downers Grove Democrat; and delegates for Democratic presidential hopefuls. The rally was sponsored by Indivisible DuPage, Stand On Every Corner — Naperville, the Winfield Township Democratic Organization, Lisle Township Democratic Organization and Naperville Township Democrats.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Thanks to the Illinois Exodus: As this state’s population shrinks, so does its clout in Washington. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs focus on driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, out of your county, your township/ward, and your municipality. I should write a book about their success in driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-exodus-population-census-congress-tax-pension-20200106-w7n2z567krhpleehyhurgd6uxi-story.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Legal Marijuana Means Challenges for Police – Doug Jenkins 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=296660#.XhMYgCN_OM8

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/entertainment/how-to-throw-a-marijuana-dinner-party-with-tips-on/article_fb289ebb-9ff7-5d09-9c32-f00f2644ecb8.html

RIVER BENDER
— Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides – AP
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=291157

NPR ILLINOIS
— President Launches ‘Evangelicals For Trump’ Coalition – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-launches-evangelicals-trump-coalition#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Impeachment drives GOP small-donor donations on new platform – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/impeachment-drives-gop-small-donor-donations-on-new-platform

WQAD
— Protesters gather outside Cheri Bustos’ office opposing war, Iran airstrike – HANNAH RODRIGUEZ
https://wqad.com/2020/01/06/protesters-gather-outside-cheri-bustos-office-striking-against-war/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE WEBSITE: Notable names among presidential delegate candidates: For President Trump: State Reps. Darren Bailey, John Cabello and Brad Halbrook, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Palatine Committeeman Aaron Del Mar, real estate exec Kristine Farra, Park Ridge Commissioner Charlene Foss-Eggemann, state Sen. Dale Fowler, Congressman Darin LaHood, state Sen. Thomas “Chapin” Rose, Lake County GOP Chairman Mark Shaw, state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, Maine Township Trustee Susan Sweeney, former Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Don Tracy, and McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/06/looming-corruption-scandal-lightfoot-targets-poverty-obamas-big-gift-487991

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— GOP strategist Chris Robling forecasts an accelerated ‘fiscal demise’ if Chicago approves new ‘LaSalle Street Tax’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522830931-gop-strategist-forecasts-an-accelerated-fiscal-demise-if-chicago-approves-new-lasalle-street-tax#new_tab

WIREPOINTS
— New IRS data reveals winners and losers of wealth migration across 50 states – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-reveals-winners-and-losers-of-wealth-migration-across-50-states-wirepoints-original/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Continues Defense of President Trump Administering Justice on Terrorist Qassem Soleimani
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-continues-defense-of-president-trump-administering-justice-on-terrorist-qassem-soleimani/ 
— Property Tax Relief Task Force Has Draft Recommendations To Gut the Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/property-tax-relief-task-force-has-recommendations-to-gut-the-tax-cap/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black Americans are coming home to the GOP – Rebecca Hagelin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/5/black-americans-are-coming-home-gop/
— Army gives TikTok the heave-ho; Chinese social media app banned due to cybersecurity risk – Douglas Ernst 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/2/army-gives-tiktok-the-heave-ho-chinese-social-medi/

AMERICAN THINKER
— With rising anti-Semitism, New Yorkers rally to hate Trump while hating “hate” – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/with_rising_antisemitism_new_yorkers_rally_to_hate_trump_while_hating_hate.html
— Guess Who Runs the Rudest Cities in America – Noel S. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/guess_who_runs_the_rudest_cities_in_america.html

BREITBART
— Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born in 2019, Exceeding U.S. Births in 48 States – JOHN BINDER5
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/05/400k-anchor-babies-born-u-s-2019/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Hate Trump So Much They’re Siding With Iran – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/06/democrats-side-with-iran/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— American Trump Derangement Syndrome Is An Iranian Strategic Asset – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/american-trump-derangement-syndrome-is-an-iranian-strategic-asset/

POLITICO
— Trump’s 2020: Rallies, Twitter and an expected Super Bowl push Trump kicks off an election year with no shortage of high-profile events designed to disparage impeachment and trumpet his actions on Iran and the economy. – ANITA KUMAR (DIERSEN: When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/05/trump-2020-reelection-campaign-plan-093339

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-trump-iran-tweets-reaction-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters support Suleimani. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/mideast-allies-suleimani.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government and dependency on charity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/upshot/food-stamps-lower-health-care-costs.html

USA TODAY
— The true cost of cannabis: Why don’t its illnesses, deaths command media headlines? In August, I started covering vaping lung injuries from high-potency THC. Next, I added the link between cannabis and mental illness, but it’s lonely. – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/01/03/marijuana-pot-thc-vaping-psychosis-mental-illness-media-column/4299001002/
— As marijuana-induced psychosis rises, parents say treatment for young people hard to find – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/01/06/marijuana-induced-psychosis-rises-mental-health-treatment-elusive/2698446001/

BOSTON HERALD
— Left hails a new year of hating Trump – DAVID LIMBAUGH
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/06/left-hails-a-new-year-of-hating-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— McDonald’s Looks Beyond Party Culture New CEO Chris Kempczinski puts fresh focus on workplace decorum after concerns about predecessor’s conduct – Heather Haddon and Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-looks-beyond-party-culture-11578243600

VOX
— Illinois says you should know if AI is grading your online job interviews  A first-of-its-kind law might give employment candidates more insight into the algorithms that analyze their interviews, but they shouldn’t expect much to change. – Rebecca Heilweil (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/1/1/21043000/artificial-intelligence-job-applications-illinios-video-interivew-act#new_tab

January 5 Morning Edition

NORTHWEST HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally in Algonquin – CASSIE BUCHMAN (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county, township, and ward party organizations should be organizing Trump rallies in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and throughout Illinois.) 
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/04/pro-trump-rally-in-algonquin/au76juj/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Buttigieg fails to muster delegates in all Illinois districts — unlike Biden, Sanders and Warren Late-to-the-race Mike Bloomberg filed for the March Illinois primary ballot but did not put together slates – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/3/21049043/illinois-presidential-primary-delegate-slates-buttigieg-biden-sanders-warren-bloomberg-walsh

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Electric trucks, a factory launch and a massive merger: Illinois auto industry travels new roads in 2020 – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-auto-plants-20200102-netovg57qbe6te2lc2mg6uoo4y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters encourage Blacks to hate Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-black-voters-2020-page-20200103-gdwqvt5zkzayji2qdidb6r7piy-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO BIG COLOR PICTURES IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville employment fair draws nearly 1,000 people, many looking for their first job – DIANE MOCA (DIERSEN: What was your first job? Mine was washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. I used the money that I earned to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. I used that car to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and a) jobs cleaning golf shoes in Flossmoor and chipping slag and pumping gasoline in Chicago Heights during the summer of 1966; b) Park Forest where I delivered mail; and c) UIC where I took courses until I sold it and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in December of 1967.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-job-fair-st-0105-20200104-yipmcrwczfat5kcyx4f6uzn7da-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Objection to Elk Grove Village referendum question heads to court – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200104/news/200109693

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Rep. Darin LaHood responds to the airstrike that killed Iran general Soleimani – Austin Schick
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/rep-darin-lahood-responds-to-the-airstrike-that-killed-iran-general-soleimani/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Evangelicals Rally For Trump – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evangelicals-rally-trump#stream/0

CATHOLIC CITIZENS ILLINOIS
— Illinois lights up legally but not all are cheering – Chris Woodward
https://catholiccitizens.org/issues/marijuana-legal-recreational/90434/illinois-lights-up-legally-but-not-all-are-cheeringfriday-january-3-2020/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Fallout from Qassem Soleimani Death and Left Attempts to Rein In President Trump with New Legislation *UPDATE: McSweeney Slams Underwood Statement*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/il-14-fallout-from-qassem-soleimani-death-and-left-attempts-to-rein-in-president-trump-with-new-legislation/
— Joe Walsh Gets Best Coverage in Tribune Presidential Candidate Story…But
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-gets-best-coverage-in-tribune-presidential-candidate-story-but/ 
— Taxes on Legal Marijuana Huge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/taxes-on-legal-marijuana-huge/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden starts 2020 as the biggest threat to Trump – Katherine Doyle 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-starts-2020-as-the-biggest-threat-to-trump
— Trump repeatedly claimed Obama would take U.S. to war with Iran to win re-election ‘Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate’ – Andrew Blake 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/4/donald-trump-repeatedly-claimed-obama-would-take-u/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Left’s growing hatred for conservative Cuban Americans exposed – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-screed-exposes-progressives-growing-hatred-for-conservative-cuban-americans-like-marco-rubio

BREITBART
— Five Signs Black Americans Are ‘Awakening’ to a Break with the Democrat Party – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/04/five-signs-black-americans-are-awakening-to-a-break-with-the-democrat-party/

DAILY CALLER
— Republican AGs Say Bloomberg Is Secretly Embedding An Army Of Anti-Trump Attorneys Inside State Offices – CHRIS WHITE (DIERSEN: How many anti-Trumps are embedded in the Illinois Republican Party and in your Republican county, township, and ward party organizations?)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/michael-bloomberg-donald-trump/

TOWNHALL
— The Left Will Resist President Trump at All Costs, Even for Terrorists – John Dempsey
https://townhall.com/columnists/johndempsey/2020/01/05/the-left-will-resist-president-trump-at-all-costs-even-for-terrorists-n2558952

NEWS BUSTERS
— NOVEMBER 10, 2006 FLASHBACK: If The GOP Isn’t A Conservative Party, It Isn’t A Viable Party – Edward L. Daley (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are “too conservative?” I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am too conservative. I would focus on those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/edward-l-daley/2006/11/10/if-gop-isnt-conservative-party-it-isnt-viable-party

THE HILL
— Poll: Majority of women say male candidates have advantage running for public office (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs shout at everyone that the more of the following that you are, the more likely that you will lose if you seek a government office or a political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if ancestors have been in America for a long time. I am all of the aforesaid. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who ever-increasingly do everything that they can to discourage me and discourage those who share my demographics from seeking a government office or a political office. I would focus on past and present a) Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee leaders; b) Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois; and c) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/476553-poll-majority-of-women-say-male-candidates-have-advantage-running-for-public-office
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters report that: Iranian official labels Trump a ‘terrorist in a suit’
https://thehill.com/policy/international/476808-iran-labels-trump-a-terrorist-in-a-suit

ABC NEWS
— Jewish communities face ‘enduring threat’ in the US, federal authorities warn – Josh Margolin, Ella Torres, and Luke Barr (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government who focused on getting my many Jewish Democrat superiors to take adverse actions against me. They stressed that I was a Republican, that I was 100% German national origin, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and that I had lived in Crete 1948-1972. My many Democrat Jewish superiors in the federal government played a major role in all the adverse actions that the federal government took against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://abcnews.go.com/US/jewish-communities-face-enduring-threat-us-federal-authorities/story?id=68066362

CNN
— It’s not just the polls that show Biden and Sanders leading the primary – Harry Enten
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/05/politics/bernie-sanders-joe-biden-money-endorsements-analysis/index.html
— JUNE 22, 2004 FLASHBACK: Ex-wife of GOP Senate candidate Jack Ryan alleged sex club forays (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) ) 
http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/22/ryan.divorce/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Iraqi Lawmakers Vote to Expel U.S. Troops as Iran Mourns a Slain General – Alissa J. Rubin, Steven Erlanger and Farnaz Fassihi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/iran-general-soleimani-iraq.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats still delusional about Trump even after Qassem Soleimani death – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/01/04/democrats-still-delusional-about-trump-even-after-qassem-soleimani-death-goodwin/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Why Republicans will stick with Trump in 2020 — even if they don’t love his behavior – SCOTT JENNINGS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters, that is, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make clear that they want to use government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-05/why-republicans-will-stick-with-trump-in-2020

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
— JANUARY 9, 2008 FLASHBACK: How a ‘Star Trek’ actress Jeri Ryan changed the course of history – Amy Ryan (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) ) 
https://ew.com/article/2008/01/09/obama-jeri-ryan/

BOSTON HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, “Democrats often react badly to negative campaigning.” If you have any skeletons in your closet, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican. Democrats want those Republican candidates to win primary elections who have the biggest skeletons in their closets. The bigger the skeletons that candidates have in their closets, the easier that it is to defeat those candidates in general elections. If you were a Republican candidate and your primary opponent hinted/implied/argued/shouted that you were a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, and/or bigot, how would you respond? Would you stress the skeletons that your opponent has in his/her closets that the Democrats would use to defeat your primary opponent in the general election? 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/05/what-to-watch-as-the-iowa-caucuses-hit-home-stretch/

NORTHFORK PATCH
— FEBRUARY 26, 2019 FLASHBACK: Southold GOP Unveils Slate Of Candidates For Election A nominating convention was held Monday; see who will be on the GOP ballot in the upcoming November election. – Lisa Finn (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations held nominating conventions? How would that have impacted those who are running to be on the a) March 17, 2020 Republican primary election ballot in your precinct, and therefore, b) the November 3, 2020 general election ballot in your precinct? Who would have the right to vote at such nominating conventions and how would their votes be weighted?)
https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/southold-gop-unveils-slate-candidates-election

COMMON DREAMS
— A Federal Job Guarantee Is a Crucial Tool to Fight Inequality A new campaign is building support for proposals to ensure that everyone who wants to work can have a good, living wage job. – Angela Glover Blackwell, Sarah Treuhaft (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that in instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, and/or a poor veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint government as being the employer of “last resort” that employs failed disgusting lazy stupid losers who are rejected/dumped by other employers.) 
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/04/federal-job-guarantee-crucial-tool-fight-inequality

January 4 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds of Trump supporters rally in Algonquin – Joe Lewnard
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/hundreds-of-trump-supporters-rally-in-algonquin
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Burt Constable discusses using pot. I have never used an illegal drug and I never will. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old and I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. Only about 20 percent of those who take those examinations pass them on their first attempt.  I wonder what percent of the 80 percent of those who failed to pass those examinations on their first attempt were booze drinkers and/or pot smokers.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/constable-after-decades-of-abstinence-i-gave-pot-a-try
— How to get marijuana convictions expunged – Barbara Vitello (DIERSEN: If you smoked pot in the past, you demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/how-to-get-marijuana-convictions-expunged
— Past marijuana convictions can be erased, but it could take years And it might depend on where you live – Barbara Vitello (DIERSEN: If you smoked pot in the past, you demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/past-marijuana-convictions-can-be-erased-but-it-could-take-years

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/4/21048772/transgender-childen-kimberly-lightford-heather-steans-laura-washington

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise Pritzker.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/after-successful-debut-pritzker-has-work-on-ethics-taxes/2196452/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s action in Iran to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-protest-in-chicago-and-across-country-against-trumps-actions-in-iran
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-threatens-to-destroy-52-iranian-locations-including-cultural-sites-if-iran-retaliates

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-shops-excited-to-sell-bongs-as-pot-law-14949278.php

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— ‘Don’t drive while high’: Illinois officials ramping up cannabis education with billboards, social media advice
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200103/dont-drive-while-high-illinois-officials-ramping-up-cannabis-education-with-billboards-social-media-advice

PEKIN TIMES
— State law now requires workplace harassment-prevention training – Abdel Jimenez (DIERSEN: What about training to prevent harassment of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, past/present union members, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200104/state-law-now-requires-workplace-harassment-prevention-training

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Be careful if, when you consume – Bloomington Pantagraph 
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-be-careful-if-when-you-consume/article_e15ac0f4-2e2b-11ea-85e9-af355ebfbac3.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Health departments remind public about health effects of marijuana – Mark Busch
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/03/health-departments-remind-public-about-health-effects-of-marijuana/az0fud1/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Immigration attorneys urge caution with new marijuana law – AP
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/immigration-attorneys-urge-caution-with-new-marijuana-law/article_73acc29c-da2a-5410-8315-0eaa359784ab.html
— Black market impact – John Dykstra
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/black-market-impact/article_744cd334-2bf7-11ea-bc34-034ac3583740.html
— Pot is now legal, but ramifications still exist – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/pot-is-now-legal-but-ramifications-still-exist/article_1726313e-2d7b-11ea-82da-4f87348e40d7.html
— Know your limits when it comes to driving and cannabis – Jeff Bonty
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/know-your-limits-when-it-comes-to-driving-and-cannabis/article_3a6693c8-2b55-11ea-94c4-fb91a52f0a2f.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.daily-journal.com/guide-to-illinois-dispensaries/article_f73b5270-2e59-11ea-a2d9-affcb768d6cf.html

KCRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: With recreational marijuana legal, Iowans wasting no time traveling to Illinois – Aaron Scheinblum
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/With-recreational-marijuana-legal-Iowans-wasting-no-time-traveling-to-Illinois-566700321.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Estimated 500 at Algonquin Trump Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/estimate-500-at-algonquin-trump-rally/ 
— Shallow Thinking Evident about School Consolidation in Property Tax Relief Draft Report
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/shallow-thinking-evident-about-school-consolidation-in-property-tax-relief-draft-report/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— What is the future of the Republican Party? Republicans dismiss Trump’s resurrection of the party at their peril – Dennis Lennox (DIERSEN: How supportive of Trump are the Republican leaders in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/4/where-will-republicans-with-or-without-trump-go-th/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why was it OK for Obama to kill so many with drones? – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/why_was_it_ok_for_obama_to_kill_so_many_with_drones.html
— The death of decorum – Dexter Wright (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_death_of_decorum_.html

THE HILL
— Trump threatens hit of Iranian sites if country retaliates for Soleimani killing – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476794-trump-threatens-to-hit-iranian-sites-if-it-retaliates-over-soleimani

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use an “Iran expert” to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/qassem-soleimani-iran-expert-calls-strike-that-killed-iranian-general-stunningly-stupid-and-counterproductive-2020/

WASHINGTON POST
— JUNE 6, 2019 FLASHBACK: In Va. GOP primary for legislature, a candidate’s criminal past becomes an issue – Laura Vozzella (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) )
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/in-va-gop-primary-for-legislature-a-candidates-criminal-past-becomes-an-issue/2019/06/06/51c83ab0-87c4-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Stafford County supervisor Paul Milde, who is challenging Del. Robert M. Thomas Jr. in Tuesday’s Republican primary, has a criminal record that hasn’t stopped voters from electing him three times in the past. But it has emerged as an issue in the hotly contested race between Milde and Thomas in the 28th District, which includes parts of Fredericksburg and Stafford County. In 1986, when he was 18, Milde was convicted of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute — a felony — in Prince William County. He was sentenced to six years in prison, with five years suspended. Nine years later, Milde pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to an attempted burglary in Fairfax County — a misdemeanor for which he was sentenced to 360 days, all but 20 suspended. . .Milde has responded with a flier with a photo of a skeleton looming behind a rack of dress shirts. “Bob Thomas says I have skeletons in my closet,” it begins. In it, he explains his cocaine conviction, though not the burglary. He suggests voters should care more about recent behavior, including Thomas’s decision in early 2018 to vote with Democrats to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Thomas had run for office on a pledge to oppose expansion.)

FORTUNE
— Amazon Is on a Collision Course With Employee Activists Outraged by the Climate Crisis – Alyssa Newcomb
https://fortune.com/2020/01/04/amazon-employee-activist-climate-crisis/

January 1 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are the following doing to discourage the sale and use of pot in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality: a) Trump, b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, c) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, d) the Republicans who represent you in the U.S. House, Illinois Senate, Illinois House, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality, e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, f) the conservative, religious, education, healthcare, law enforcement, etc. leaders in your county, township/ward, and municipality, g) etc.? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

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

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/governors-office-calls-first-day-of-legalized-cannabis-sales-an-historic-new-day/2195296/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/history-made-first-legal-cannabis-sales-complete-as-dispensaries-open-in-illinois/2195119/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/long-lines-recreational-marijuana-chicago/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348453-legal-weed-sales-underway-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348313-pot-sales-now-legal-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348499-smooth-first-day-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/the-wait-for-legal-weed-is-over-as-marijuana-sales-get-started-in-illinois/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/turning-over-a-new-leaf-illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21043086/legal-weed-marijuana-live-updates-recreational-sales
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21045390/renzo-mejia-first-recreational-weed-marijuana-illinois-dispensary-33

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-illinois-first-day-20200101-7cjmnsifxvhrxc4evr2alua7ue-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-first-day-recreational-sales-20200101-fhtdvp4j6naphff6jmnnh6fkqy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-cannabis-store-tl-0109-20200101-f6h3zshcezfnlm42jucbcngy6u-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-recreational-marijuana-sales-st-0102-20200101-bs4qmzlgmvab7l7hznruyshfwa-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-liststory-illinois-legal-weed-20191219-vy7no4bg7vdwbcsa77f7lr4giy-list.html
— Bloomberg’s campaign ad spending tops $155 million – BILL ALLISON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-campaign-spending-20200101-story.html
— Dry January isn’t for everyone, experts say. Some drinkers need treatment. Others are trying Dry-ish January – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-dry-january-cb-tt-20200101-24tkyxqn4rdarjx5mj7f6ezjce-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200101/got-my-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-sales-start-with-enthusiasm
— Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlining Barrington Town-Warming – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191231/former-new-jersey-gov-chris-christie-headlining-barrington-town-warming
— The Great Divide: Congress, voters on immigration – Joe Guzzardi
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200101/the-great-divide-congress-voters-on-immigration

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/ringing-new-year-weed
— As our economy evolves, so does the hunt for a ‘good’ job – CLAIRE BUSHEY (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all of the jobs that I had were BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-jobs-wages/shift-change

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/01/photos-hundreds-line-up-for-legal-marijuana/dmcn3bt/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/day-of-recreational-marijuana-you-can-tell-this-is-what/article_7d7e2b92-122c-5cdd-805a-e60e2a7da32b.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200101/long-lines-excitement-high-for-first-day-of-legal-weed-in-rockford

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/long-line-and-upbeat-camaraderie-mark-predawn-pot-sales-in-east-peoria
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/marijuana-sales-go-smoothly-in-springfield
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191231/peoria-medical-pot-facility-approved-for-recreational-sales-which-begin-wednesday
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/luciano-just-as-with-legal-weed-peoria-celebrated-end-of-last-prohibition

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_2798cd59-444e-507e-b601-67ad51d211a6.html

JOURNAL STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200101/todays-pot-shops-will-leave-old-timers-dazed-and-confused

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_5c6f213d-7662-575e-a802-472d6e73e620.html#1

HERALD NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/01/01/hundreds-come-out-early-for-legal-marijuana-in-joliet/d7x6iqe/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238884078.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200101/hundreds-line-up-before-dawn-to-purchase-pot-in-canton

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/it-s-the-end-of-prohibition-recreational-marijuana-sales-began/collection_0b97a4ef-5e91-5c11-b122-e50f4e45d010.html#1

TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200101/first-in-line-for-adult-use-cannabis-this-is-something-thats-going-to-go-down-in-history

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.newstrib.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

DECATUR DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.decaturdaily.com/business/illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/article_5093bb03-9a85-5e51-a987-dd9e3b9a4909.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/with-lines-hundreds-deep-southern-illinoisans-celebrate-legal-marijuana-sales/article_6de09443-0b7f-5f01-87e3-3a606a7d62ee.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/long-lines-in-collinsville-greet-first-day-of-recreational-weed/article_ebd288a9-5650-50e5-a0cb-5b6faec24180.html

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/01/01/wisconsin-residents-visit-illinois-first-day-legalized-marijuana/2786716001/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/sunny-side-marijuana-dispensary-gearing-up-for-recreational-sales-tomorrow

WIFR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Legal-Cannabis-Sales-566624891.html

WSPY
— Petition Challenges Dropped Against Republican Primary Candidate in 14th Congressional – Tyler Bachman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/petition-challenges-dropped-against-republican-primary-candidate-in-th-congressional/article_e90d69de-2c9e-11ea-bcac-b351db8e7e8f.html

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/first-day-of-legal-recreational-cannabis-sales-draws-hundreds-to-cu-dispensaries

WGEM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgem.com/2020/01/01/lines-formed-outside-dispensaries-for-sale-of-recreational-marijuana/

WAOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://waow.com/2020/01/01/people-begin-camping-out-ahead-of-legal-marijuana-in-illinois/

WRAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wral.com/recreational-use-of-marijuana-is-now-legal-in-illinois-and-retailers-are-ready/18862747/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/patrons-look-make-history-peorias-first-legal-recreational-cannabis-customers#stream/0

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/01/three-dispensaries-set-to-open-in-southern-illinois-selling-recreational-marijuana-wednesday-morning/

WSBT
— Indiana man caught going 103 in 55 mph zone with marijuana purchased in Illinois – Stefanie Dyga
https://wsbt.com/news/regional/indiana-man-caught-going-103-in-55-mph-zone-with-marijuana-purchased-in-illinois

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/01/legal-recreational-weed-goes-on-sale-and-chicagoans-line-up-for-blocks-in-the-cold/

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/a-moral-argument-and-course-of-action-for-legalized-marijuana-in-2020/

EVANSTON NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonnow.com/story/business/bill-smith/2020-01-01/83986/legal-weed-draws-a-crowd-for-first-day-of-sales

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/Default/Community-Updates/Article/Hello-2020-Large-Crowds-Greet-Opening-of-First-Recreational-Marijuana-Dispensary-in-Evanston-/-3/225/17372

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The president counts on black voters for a second term – Allan H. Ryskind
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/1/president-trump-needs-to-count-on-black-voters-for/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A new year needs a new renaissance…against Islam and leftism – Diana Mary Sitek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_new_year_needs_a_new_renaissanceagainst_islam_and_leftism.html

BREITBART
— Hollywood Rings in the New Year Hating Trump: ‘Kick His Ass in 2020’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/01/01/hollywood-rings-in-the-new-year-hating-trump-kick-his-ass-in-2020/

NEWSMAX
— House Democrats Would Have Impeached Lincoln – Rod Blagojevich 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-impeachment-abraham-lincoln-rod-blagojevich/2020/01/01/id/948017/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Roseanne Barr praises Trump for protecting Jewish Americans, says Jews should arm themselves – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/01/roseanne-barr-praises-trump-for-protecting-jewish-americans-says-jews-should-arm-themselves-870909

THE HILL
— Rapid turnover shapes Trump’s government – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, there was very little turnover because the agency was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476083-rapid-turnover-shapes-trumps-government

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-is-marijuana-legal-in-2020-illinois-joins-10-other-states-legalizing-recreational-pot-2020-01-01/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Hate Crime’ Is Only a Step Away From Thoughtcrime   Punishing people, even criminals, for ideas is inimical to the American tradition of free speech. – Myron Magnet
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hate-crime-is-only-a-step-away-from-thoughtcrime-11577905525

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/01/cannabis-illinois-legal-weed-sales-start-jan-1/2789415001/

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7843017/Illinois-sees-legal-sales-recreational-marijuana.html

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Lieutenant Governor Buys Marijuana On State’s First Day Of Legal Sales – Kyle Jaeger
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/illinois-lieutenant-governor-buys-marijuana-on-states-first-day-of-legal-sales/

December 31 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— 15 YEARS: Since January 1, 2005, I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning; that is 5,478 emails. Since January 1, 2016, I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every evening too; that is 1,461 emails. That is a total of 6,939 emails. Those emails contained links to 353,821 articles and information on many upcoming events. Those emails have been free of charge and they have not contained any advertising. All the time and money necessary to do the aforesaid has been donated by me. 5,478 times 10+ hours a day is 54,780+ hours. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ role in presidential campaign begins to take shape on Thursday with two-day filing period for contenders, delegates – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-filing-20191231-cekcf2digrep5igtqyq5h75fle-story.html
— Public marijuana use still prohibited under new state law, Park Ridge, Niles police remind residents – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-local-marijuana-rules-tl-0109-20191231-xnyej3njzncbhhaa4rmmbir3qe-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-jb-pritzker-marijuana-pardons-20191231-ka24pnnrfzfn5hmyzodwsshs74-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-food-how-to-get-high-illinois-marijuana-0112-20191231-ndo7pkl4sjd5zmqyjctoogjqya-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-recreational-marijuana-st-0101-20191231-fqlxa3vbtzhr7puibvnuycdlru-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-community-briefs-st-0101-20191231-reakyhyrvfbp7fbqugsxgjgkry-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Iraq against America.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-iraq-embassy-protest-trump-chapman-20191231-dq22dykqqzbs5ak2v6vnupvjuu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Health experts expect rise in pot-related ER visits after legalization “We’re prepared to handle more calls about cannabis and to see more patients in the ER,” said Dr. Jenny Lu. a physician at Stroger Hospital. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/31/21043878/legal-weed-marijuana-emergency-room-visits
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/31/21044640/illinois-governor-pritzker-pardons-low-level-pot-offenses
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/31/21045030/herbal-care-center-chicago-recreational-marijuana-medical
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/31/21024907/illinois-recreational-marijuana-colorado-washington-cannabis-pot

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191231/police-advise-if-you-dont-want-pot-this-week-dont-even-drive-around-three-suburban-shops
— DuPage mayors look back on the year that was
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20191231/dupage-mayors-look-back-on-the-year-that-was

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/recreational-marijuana-dispensary-licenses-issued;-10-in-chicago/5690215/
https://abc7chicago.com/business/dispensaries-prepare-for-long-lines-high-demand-for-legal-weed/5802858/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cannabis-in-illinois-where-you-can-find-a-dispensary-on-jan-1-2/2186736/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-pardons-thousands-1-day-before-cannabis-is-legal-in-illinois/2194881/

CBS2
— Indiana Authorities Can’t Identify More Than 2,400 Fetal Remains Found At Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s Properties – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/31/dr-ulrich-klopfer-fetal-remains-investigation-report/

WGN RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana legalization leading towards more Illinois DUI’s – BENAN DERSON
https://wgnradio.com/2019/12/31/marijuana-legalization-leading-towards-more-illinois-duis/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/joints-in-c-u-to-before-tax/article_8bc816cc-411c-576f-8f02-9e504bc6868e.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ISRA: “Clearly under Illinois law, no cannabis dispensary can share your personal information”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/31/isra-clearly-under-illinois-law-no-cannabis-dispensary-can-share-your-personal-information/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Peter Strzok accuses FBI of firing him as ‘political retribution’ – Jerry Dunleavy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/peter-strzok-accuses-fbi-of-firing-him-as-political-retribution
— Trump list shows 319 ‘results’ and promises kept in three years – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: Promises that I have kept include putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every a) morning since 2004 and b) evening too since 2015.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/exclusive-trump-list-shows-319-results-and-promises-kept-in-three-years

FOX NEWS
— Why Democrats must stop falsely blaming Trump for anti-Semitism: Tammy Bruce – Matt London
https://www.foxnews.com/media/anti-semitism-jewish-attacks-president-trump
— Linda Ronstadt compares Trump to Hitler, says Mexicans ‘are the new Jews’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn 
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/linda-ronstadt-trump-hitler-mexicans-new-jews

AMERICAN THINKER
— Can anyone honestly say journalists and other Democrats have been fair to Trump? – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/can_anyone_honestly_say_that_journalists_and_other_democrats_have_been_fair_to_trump.html

GOPUSA
— GOP praises ‘good people with guns’ for stopping Texas church shooting as the left grumbles
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81998

TOWNHALL
— Why Are Californians Miserable? Four Words: Needles, Poop, Fire, And Hobos – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/12/31/why-are-californians-miserable-four-words-needles-poop-fire-and-hobos-n2558767

JP MEDIA
— Ted Cruz Demolishes Mayor Pete’s Malicious Lie About the Founders and Slavery – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/election/ted-cruz-demolishes-mayor-petes-malicious-lie-about-the-founders-and-slavery/

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING: Illinois governor pardons thousands convicted of marijuana crimes – NATHANIEL WEIXEL 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/476401-illinois-governor-pardons-thousands-convicted-of-marijuana-crimes

ABC NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions Illinois’ governor has granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions, one day before the state’s new law permitting broad use and sale of cannabis takes effect – AP
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/illinois-governor-clears-thousands-marijuana-convictions-68005356
— President Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won’t end – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-signs-law-to-reduce-robocalls-though-they-wont-end/5802023/

CBS NEWS
— Trump Organization fires more undocumented workers – FIN GOMEZ
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-organization-fires-more-undocumented-workers-2019-12-31/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Firings at Trump Property Cap Year of Purging Undocumented Workers Facing a public reckoning, the Trump Organization has been cracking down on its unauthorized laborers. – Mike Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/us/trump-undocumented-workers-winery.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump accuses Democrats of avoiding Senate trial to protect Bidens – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-accuses-democrats-of-avoiding-senate-trial-to-protect-bidens/2019/12/31/a5ea90c6-2bbf-11ea-bcb3-ac6482c4a92f_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Why Trump starts 2020 poised for reelection – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/12/31/why-trump-starts-2020-poised-for-reelection/

CONSUMER AFFAIRS
— AARP report claims age discrimination still widespread in the workplace Researchers say certain words in job postings can be a tip-off – Mark Huffman
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/aarp-report-claims-age-discrimination-still-widespread-in-the-workplace-123119.html

December 30 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— TOP 10: President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Four big moments in politics coming to Chicago and Illinois in 2020  The outcome of the Illinois March primary may be a deciding vote in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. – Dick Simpson 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/30/21042988/chicago-illinois-elections-2020-census-illinois-primary-election-dick-simpson-lori-lightfoot
— Ald. Carrie Austin drops out of ward committeeperson race Austin’s petition signatures had been challenged; she was 409 signatures short of the 925 minimum to get on the ballot, said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/30/21043542/alderman-carrie-austin-34th-ward-committeeperson-race-cook-county-democratic-party
— Todd Stroger withdraws from primary Stroger fell short of the signatures needed to get on the ballot for a seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/30/21042937/todd-stroger-primary-ballot-mwrd

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois loses population for a 6th straight year — and lost more residents than any state this decade – Cecilia Reyes
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-illinois-population-loss-census-release-20191230-grrid2pgtbenppwrgprzg3fuhe-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/ct-elm-cannabis-shop-tl-0102-20191230-z53nfyogyfgg7n4txx2vuzzzmi-story.html
— Top 10 Naperville stories of 2019 – SUZANNE BAKER and ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: I should write an article about the top 10 Wheaton government and political stories in 2019.) 
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/candidate-forum-to-be-held-for-kendall-board-district-kendall/article_f9b62584-2b0c-11ea-bf29-43f5730bd912.html

DAILY HERALD
— Legislature faces a mandate for ethics reform in 2020 – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191230/editorial-legislature-faces-a-mandate-for-ethics-reform-in-2020

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/chicago-dispensaries-prepare-for-marijuana-legalization-jan-1/5799887/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4337548-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-get-ready-for-deluge-of-recreational-marijuana-customers/

WTTW
— CPD to Deploy 1,300 Additional Officers on New Year’s Eve – Matt Masterson 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/12/30/cpd-deploy-1300-additional-officers-new-year-s-eve

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Local employers still hashing out rules on legal marijuana – Debra Pressey 
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/local-employers-still-hashing-out-rules-on-legal-marijuana/article_8750006a-4122-5a2d-93a6-f6ddc4519816.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191230/luciano-todays-pot-shops-will-leave-old-timers-dazed-and-confused

OAK PARK
— The problem is escapism – Ken Trainor (DIERSEN: The more that you want booze and/or pot, the more that you shout that you do not want to deal with reality and/or that you cannot deal with reality.)
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-30-2019/The-problem-is-escapism/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office breaks down legal cannabis laws – Kevin Schwaller
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/tazewell-county-sheriffs-office-breaks-down-legal-cannabis-laws/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Got questions about legal marijuana in 2020? Police have answers
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/got-questions-about-legal-marijuana-in-2020-police-have-answers

WREX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. 
https://wrex.com/2019/12/30/sunnyside-marijuana-dispensary-opens-at-6-a-m-new-years-day/

WSPY
— Candidate Forum to be Held for Kendall Board District 2, Kendall Circuit Clerk Primary Candidates (DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for Republican candidates in contested primary races.)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/candidate-forum-to-be-held-for-kendall-board-district-kendall/article_f9b62584-2b0c-11ea-bf29-43f5730bd912.html 

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/12/30/where-to-buy-legal-weed-in-chicago-on-january-1/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Petition Objection Withdrawn *UPDATE: New Video at End*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/il-14-catalina-lauf-petition-objection-withdrawn/
— McHenry County Health Department on Marijuana: “Caution and Concern”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/mchenry-county-health-department-on-marijuana-caution-and-concern/ 
— More People Moving Out Than Into Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/more-people-moving-out-than-into-illinois/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHURCH SHOOTING RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT CARRYING FIREARMS IN ILLINOIS CHURCHES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/church-shooting-raises-questions-about-carrying-firearms-in-illinois-churches.html
— 105,000 PEOPLE LEFT ILLINOIS LAST YEAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/105000-people-left-illinois-last-year.html
— 72% OF AMERICANS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT 2020 (DIERSEN: From what I see, if you live in Illinois, the more of the following that you are, the more ever-increasingly difficult it is to be optimistic about the future: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/72-of-americans-optimistic-about-2020-.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use anti-Semitic attacks to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/30/bill-de-blasio-blames-anti-semitic-attacks-on-atmo/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— These were the Republicans most critical of Trump in 2019 – Naomi Lim (DIERSEN: I should publish a list of those who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and a) have been the most critical of me and why and b) have been the most critical of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and why.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/these-were-the-republicans-most-critical-of-trump-in-2019
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger In the fall, Kinzinger, 41, another Trump administration foreign policy critic, denounced the president for suggesting impeachment would result in “civil war like fracture” in the country. “I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant,” tweeted the lawmaker, who’s represented the region southwest of Chicago since 2011. The congressman additionally wasn’t shy about voicing his displeasure with Trump’s decision to host the G-7 summit at one of his Florida properties before changing the location to Camp David after several Republicans complained about conflicts of interest.)
— Mark Levin rips Washington Post for citing Democratic outrage at Trump response to attacks on Jews – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mark-levin-rips-washington-post-for-citing-democratic-outrage-at-trump-response-to-attacks-on-jews

BREITBART
— Census: California to Lose Congressional Seat for First Time in History – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/12/30/census-california-to-lose-congressional-seat-for-first-time-in-history/
— Rasmussen Shows 2:1 Opposition to Cheap Labor Legal Immigration – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/30/rasmussen-shows-21-opposition-to-cheap-labor-legal-immigration/

DAILY CALLER
— Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Thank Armed Churchgoers Who Stopped A Mass Shooting In Texas – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/30/beto-orourke-hero-congregants-white-settlement/
— Giuliani: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Has Watched Anti-Semitism Spread ‘Like A Cancer’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/30/rudy-giuliani-bill-de-blasio-anti-semitism-spread-cancer-lazy-twitter-new-york-mayors/

DAILY WIRE
— De Blasio Appears To Blame Trump For Violence Against Jews – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/de-blasio-appears-to-blame-trump-for-violence-against-jews

PJ MEDIA
— Obama Was the Most Anti-Semitic President in History, So Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers at Trump – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/obama-was-the-most-anti-semitic-president-in-history-so-lets-stop-pointing-fingers-at-trump/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Trump’s Executive Order Against Anti-Semitism Will Protect U.S. Jews – Joel Griffith
https://www.heritage.org/religious-liberty/commentary/trumps-executive-order-against-anti-semitism-will-protect-us-jews

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— 2019 Was the Year That Democrats Went Off the Rails – Frank Miele
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/12/30/2019_was_the_year_that_democrats_went_off_the_rails_142041.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Political Power Set to Continue Shift to Southern States, Data Show Americans are moving to states with warm weather, strong job growth and cheaper housing – Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sunbelt-set-to-gain-congressional-seats-data-show-11577723599