March 8 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Donald Trump’s supporters hold rally in Homer Glen
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-supporters-hold-rally-in-homer-glen/5994337/

NBC5
— Workers Clean North Side School After Teacher’s Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus The aide worked for several days after returning from a cruise, according to officials
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/workers-clean-north-side-school-after-teachers-aide-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/2232987/

WGN TV
— Illinois early voting slow, boost from COVID-19 fears possible
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-early-voting-slow-boost-from-covid-19-fears-possible/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/news/illinois-campaign-focused-on-marijuana-use-education/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: More than 1,200 people cast early ballots in Naperville during first week of early voting – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-early-voting-numbers-will-dupage-counties-st-20200307-kxx5hqzfgbhwng2fiy77i4huyq-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville residents take issue with affordable housing suggestions in proposed master plan – ERIN HEGARTY and SARAH FREISHTAT (DIERSEN: In Wheaton, many believe that those in Wheaton’s North, East, and South Districts want to dump Section 8 housing into Wheaton’s West District, and especially into my precinct.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-affordable-housing-master-plan-residential-st-20200308-ljavu7bowffuzdwjyxf5odifsq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “It’s fascinating to me some of the very people who are some of the largest proponents in our community for affordable and attainable housing don’t want that where they live,” Hanson said. “How we solve that problem is very important, but we have to solve it.”)
— Students, teachers at Vaughn high school asked to self-quarantine after classroom assistant tested positive with coronavirus – PAIGE FRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-vaughn-self-quarantine-20200308-nlqheqd7a5fyrmeo3crnmu6q6q-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois primary looms large in Democratic race – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200307/illinois-primary-looms-large-in-democratic-race
— Fight over the graduated tax hasn’t really started – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200307/statehouse-insider-fight-over-graduated-tax-hasnt-really-started

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Illinois in play as Sanders, Biden square off – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200308/illinois-in-play-as-sanders-biden-square-off

WBEZ
— Sanders Goes After Biden, Trump At Downtown Chicago Rally – Michael Puente
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/sanders-in-grant-park/d6018aa7-c617-4861-bb53-5b2acd23beb4

GENESEO REPUBLIC
— Patrick Henry Club hosts Candidate Forum – Jon Zahm
https://www.geneseorepublic.com/news/20200304/patrick-henry-club-hosts-candidate-forum

BREITBART
— Politico Continues Media’s Quest to Blame Trump for Coronavirus – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/07/politico-blame-trump-for-coronavirus/
— Rod Blagojevich Explains Why He Is a ‘Trumpocrat’: Democrats Have ‘Abandoned’ American Workers, Black Voters – MATTHEW BOYLE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/07/exclusive-rod-blagojevich-explains-why-he-is-a-trumpocrat-democrats-have-abandoned-american-workers-black-voters/

PJ MEDIA
— AOC Urges Illegal Immigrants to Fill Out Census Form – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-urges-illegal-immigrants-to-fill-out-census-form/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Socialist-Style Slavery and Big-Money Politics Too much money in an election can also create and spread something that is false. We should all be on guard against it, lest we lose our democracy. – Ernest S. Christian
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/07/socialist-style-slavery-and-big-money-politics/

THE HILL
— Stephen Moore: ‘Economy will roar back to life’ when coronavirus is contained – J. EDWARD MORENO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/486472-stephen-moore-economy-will-roar-back-to-life-when-coronavirus-is
— Trump escalates fight against press with libel lawsuits – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/486273-trump-escalates-fight-against-press-with-libel-lawsuits
— Sanders says campaign is in communication with health officials about rallies amid coronavirus outbreak – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/486488-sanders-says-campaign-is-in-communication-with-health-officials-over

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s mismanagement helped fuel coronavirus crisis.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/07/trump-coronavirus-management-style-123465

HUFFINGTON POST
— CPAC Attendee Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Didn’t Have Contact With Trump The affected individual had no contact with the president, according to the American Conservative Union, which has been in touch with the White House. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-cpac-trump-pence_n_5e643381c5b68d6164555902

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making “suburbanites” hate Trump and hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate 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.wfmj.com/story/41865825/suburbanites-are-voting-and-thats-good-news-for-joe-biden

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage minorities, women, and younger people to wear protest hairstyles.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/08/us/black-hair-discrimination-schools-trnd/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Tax Code Is Overtaxed The I.R.S. has become the de facto administrator of a startling number of social welfare programs. – Neil Irwin (DIERSEN: The Tax Code should encourage marriage and homeownership. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/upshot/tax-code-irs-problems.html
— Italy Locks Down Much of the Country’s North The restrictions affect Milan and the regions that serve as Italy’s economic engine and are the most sweeping measures outside China. – Jason Horowitz
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/world/europe/coronavirus-italy.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Coronavirus to promote free healthcare for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/opinion/coronavirus-immigrants-health.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/opinion/coronavirus-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for the problems that the working class has. Are/were you a member of the working class? I was 1962-1997. 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.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/06/opinion/working-class-death-rate.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Coronavirus to defeat Trump. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/us/politics/trump-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: One could argue that German is the worst national origin to have.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/world/europe/germany-mayors-far-right.html

BLOOMBERG
— Italy Locks Down Rich North as Conte Tries to Contain Panic – Alberto Brambilla, John Follain, and Alessandro Speciale
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-07/italy-to-impose-virtual-ban-on-entry-to-lombardy-corriere

FORBES
— Elizabeth Warren And The Paradox Of Complaining About Sexism – Kim Elsesser (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, RINOs, and those who pander to the aforesaid blame Republicans for all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have. They especially blame Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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.forbes.com/sites/kimelsesser/2020/03/07/elizabeth-warren-and-the-paradox-of-complaining-about-sexism/#51af80958acc

LOWELL SUN
— Though underrepresented, women managers, administrators push forward – MEG MCINTYRE (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Why are Republicans dramatically underrepresented in the federal workforce? ANSWER: Democrats run the federal government. QUESTION: Why are conservatives dramatically underrepresented in your Republican township/ward/county party organizations and in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? ANSWER: Far too many anti-conservatives run Republican township/ward/county party organizations and IRP. QUESTION: Why are conservatives dramatically underrepresented in your municipal, township, and county governments and in the State Of Illinois? ANSWER: Far too many anti-conservatives run municipal, township, and county governments and the State of Illinois.) 
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/03/07/though-underrepresented-women-managers-administrators-push-forward/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “Trump Vows to Keep Holding Rallies, Despite CPAC Attendee’s Coronavirus Case.” Obviously, Trump-haters are using Coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-vows-more-rallies-despite-cpac-coronavirus-case.html

ATLANTIC
— Thy Neighbor’s Sexism ‘Electability.’ ‘Likability.’ ‘Authenticity.’ The 2020 Democratic primary has found many canny ways to make misogyny plausibly deniable. – MEGAN GARBER (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, RINOs, and those who pander to the aforesaid blame Republicans for all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have. They especially blame Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/03/thy-neighbors-sexism/607630/

POLITICUS USA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/03/07/opinion-republicans-are-still-americas-biggest-threat.html

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that women are held to higher standards than men. I should write a book about the many women that my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me who had a) less work experience, b) less education, and/or c) fewer professional certifications/licenses than I had. 
https://www.creators.com/read/susan-estrich/03/20/why-must-a-woman-be-perfect

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 60% of Republicans See Coronavirus Scare As Tool to Get Trump
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/60_of_republicans_see_coronavirus_scare_as_tool_to_get_trump

February 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump unleashes fury at impeachment enemies after acquittal – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-unleashes-fury-at-impeachment-enemies-after-acquittal/5908053/
— Former legislative inspector general claims Ethics Commission squashed investigations into wrongdoing – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-legislative-inspector-general-claims-ethics-commission-squashed-investigations/5909318/

NBC5
— DNC Chair Calls for ‘Recanvass’ of Iowa Results After Delays – Steve Peoples, Julie Pace and Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/dem-chair-calls-for-iowa-to-recanvass-caucus-vote/2214319/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— AP unable to declare winner of Iowa caucuses – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ap-unable-to-declare-winner-of-iowa-caucuses

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump takes scorched-earth victory lap after impeachment acquittal, slamming Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-donald-trump-impeachment-20200206-5jepwvagkzebvpukhl3ffwlnv4-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A marijuana dispensary wants to open on Randolph Street, near Haymarket’s addiction treatment center. ‘This will trigger patients to relapse.’ – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-west-loop-legal-weed-dispute-20200206-3kzuflitzbhp7jg6udyoop6jyy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Black Trump-haters promote Black hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-donald-trump-state-of-the-union-blacks-20200206-pgqc5lavjbdl7gapli5gfphh7i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin’s dominance doesn’t deter Illinois GOP Senate candidates Five candidates are running for a shot against longtime Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/2/6/21127151/gop-senator-candidates-illinois-republicans
— Iowa app mess offers lessons to Democrats The Iowa caucus was a disaster because the Democratic Party made the same mistake many banks make. Will they learn from it? – Neil Steinberg 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/6/21126319/iowa-caucuses-app-results-delay-voting-democratic-presidential-primary-steinberg

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County College investigating after Turning Point event flyers replaced with Antifa posters – Katie Smith, Drew Zimmerman, Cassie Buchman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/mchenry-county-college-investigating-after-turning-point-event-flyers-replaced-with-antifa-posters
— McHenry County lawmakers, candidates call for resignation, investigation into allegations against Franks – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/mchenry-county-lawmakers-candidates-call-for-resignation-investigation-into-allegations-against-franks
— DuPage opioid deaths decrease by 2, but coroner still calls numbers ‘not good’ – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/dupage-opioid-deaths-decrease-by-2-but-coroner-still-calls-numbers-not-good
— GOP Senate candidates generally support gun rights, oppose new restrictions – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/gop-senate-candidates-generally-support-gun-rights-oppose-new-restrictions
— How Hinsdale students booked all 5 GOP Senate candidates for forum – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200+ attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/how-hinsdale-students-booked-all-5-gop-senate-candidates-for-forum

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Sen. Duckworth not in support of Pelosi ripping up Trump’s SOTU speech – Sarah Hayden
https://qctimes.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/sen-duckworth-not-in-support-of-pelosi-ripping-up-trump/article_1e2acd6d-053b-5eaf-820f-55886adf951e.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Early voting begins in wake of caucus chaos, impeachment drama – Kevin Haas
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200206/early-voting-begins-in-wake-of-caucus-chaos-impeachment-drama

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Anti-fascist, conservative flyers linked to McHenry County College investigation – KATIE SMITH, DREW ZIMMERMAN, CASSIE BUCHMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/02/06/anti-fascist-conservative-flyers-linked-to-mchenry-county-college-investigation/ai7pb36/

HERALD NEWS
— Crete pro-Trump rally organizers defend against allegations of holding anti-LGBTQ event – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: This rally was held at the northeast corner of Main & Exchange in Crete where I spent the first 5 years of my life in an apartment above my grandfather’s hardware store.)
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/04/crete-pro-trump-rally-organizers-defend-against-allegations-of-holding-anti-lgbtq-event/aompcju/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The organizers of a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Crete last Saturday have been defending themselves against allegations that their event was anti-LGBTQ. Brandon Harris, an organizer from Joliet, said about 100 people attended the rally. He added that some community members made critical comments on social media about one attendee’s rainbow-colored flag which read, “Trump 2020. (Expletive) your feelings.” Harris is the executive director of Freedom Movement USA, a political action committee that has organized multiple rallies like the one in Crete around the Midwest and specifically in Will County, in the weeks since Trump was impeached. Harris said the criticism was a misunderstanding and that the attendee’s flag was not intended to be anti-LGBTQ, but simply supportive of Trump. “We support gay men and women,” he said. “We support good people who have conservative values.” Brandon Perry, 23, a Beecher native, said he was the attendee who brought the flag. He said he purchased a pro-Trump rainbow flag because he is gay. “I wanted people to see that gay people do support the president,” Perry said. Harris also said he’s worked with conservative activists who identify as LGBTQ within his organization. He said Freedom Movement USA even partnered with the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois, a conservative group focused on LGBTQ inclusivity. Ethan Slyder, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois, voiced support for Harris and his organization via a statement saying they’ve treated those of every race, gender, creed and sexual orientation “with the utmost respect.” Harris said he and his fellow organizers also had heard concerns from locals on social media about the rally taking place at the intersection of Main and Exchange streets near the Crete United Methodist Church. Amy Perez, a resident of nearby Steger who also helped organize the rally, said she’d seen the backlash on social media, including concerns that the rally happened near the church. She said she wanted to make sure the public understood the rally was not a church event. That was also the concern of Rev. Kristen Larsen, the lead pastor at Crete United Methodist. She said she’d heard anecdotally in the days after the rally that some community members were wondering whether it was a church event. “We didn’t know anything about this,” Larsen said. Perez added that while the reaction was not quite what she’d expected, their primary goal was to “unite the people of the town.”)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Wins with Sue Rezin Not Earning Elise Stefanik PAC Backing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-jim-oberweis-wins-with-sue-rezin-not-earning-elise-stefanik-pac-backing/ 
— Weber Chides Madigan for Releasing Jack Franks Search Warrant
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/__trashed/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases 2nd Video with Lou Holtz
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-2nd-video-with-lou-holtz/ 
— Illinois 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Rolls Out Additional Endorsements
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/illinois-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-rolls-out-additional-endorsements/ 
— Effective Tax Rates Remain High in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/effective-tax-rates-remain-high-in-mchenry-county/ 
— IL-14: Anthony Catella’s Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-anthony-catellas-speech/ 
— Investigation of Jack Franks’ Extracurricular Springfield Activity Reaches Quincy Television
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/investigation-of-jack-franks-extrcurricular-springfield-activity-reaches-quincy-television/ 
— Franks’ Host Committee Co-Chairman’s Criminal Trial Delayed Until Next Year
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/franks-host-committee-co-chairmans-criminal-trial-delayed-until-next-year/ 
— Franks Sexual Misconduct Charges Make Channel 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/05/franks-sexual-charges-make-channel-5/
— IL-14: Ives Checks (as in Hockey) “Fact Checking” PolitiFact
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-ives-checks-as-in-hockey-fact-checking-politifact/ 
— Daily Herald Decides to Cover Call for Jack Franks to Resign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/daily-herald-decides-to-cover-call-for-jack-franks-to-resign/ 
— Despite No Decision in Justin Hanson Petition Challenge, His Name Is On the Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/despite-no-decision-in-justin-hanson-petition-challenge-his-name-is-on-the-ballot/ 
— Don Brewer Stays on Ballot for Judge Despite Democrats Efforts to Toss Him Off
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/don-brewer-stays-on-ballot-for-judge-despite-democrats-efforts-to-toss-him-off/

CAPITOL FAX
— Asked about Madigan, McSweeney blasts GOP leaders: “Schneider is a joke, Durkin and Brady are clowns”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/06/asked-about-madigan-mcsweeney-blasts-gop-leaders-schneider-is-a-joke-durkin-and-brady-are-clowns/
— Richard Porter’s latest idea is a doozy
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/06/porters-latest-idea-is-a-doozy/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Nancy Pelosi pre-ripped pages during SOTU speech, Trump campaign says – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/6/nancy-pelosi-pre-ripped-pages-during-sotu-speech-t/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘Enough is Enough’: DNC Chair Calls on Iowa Dems to ‘Immediately Begin a Recanvass’ Due to Botched Vote Count – ZACHARY EVANS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/enough-is-enough-dnc-chair-calls-on-iowa-dems-to-immediately-begin-a-recanvass-due-to-botched-vote-count/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See A Stronger America, Optimistic About Future
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/america_s_best_days

February 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Split Senate acquits President Trump of two articles of impeachment – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/split-senate-acquits-trump-of-impeachment/5905204/

NBC5
— Trump Acquitted of Abuse of Power, Obstruction of Congress No president has ever been removed by the Senate
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-impeachment-acquittal-senate-vote/2213426/
— Madigan Defends Handling of Sexual Misconduct Probe
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/madigan-defends-handling-of-sexual-misconduct-probe/2213475/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Impeachment trial: Split Senate votes to acquit Trump on abuse of power, obstruction of Congress
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/impeachment-trial-split-senate-votes-to-acquit-trump-on-abuse-of-power-obstruction-of-congress

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pete Buttigieg continues to hold lead over Bernie Sanders in Iowa caucuses as additional results trickle out, but race still too close to call – RICK PEARSON and BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-2020-iowa-caucus-night-delayed-results-20200204-d53jrvvii5gyfdjvda4tyrkzra-story.html
— Gov. Pritzker pushes Illinois as first primary of 2024. Chances are, that won’t fly. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Pritzker argues that Illinois is “diverse.” I disagree. Based on how Illinois’ citizens have voted, Illinois is overwhelmingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-iowa-caucuses-illinois-pritzker-primary-20200205-ed6yvcf7lvbrdninjrey553lz4-story.html
— Maker of failed Iowa caucus app is year-old start-up with ties to the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-shadow-app-acronym-democratic-party-20200205-r7vbxztfkbdtpnhamc6gy6fy2i-story.html
— The state of President Trump? Ripe for reelection – CAL THOMAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-trump-state-of-the-union-cal-thomas-20200205-mxmtvplq6zgc3a4odtpr6rv32q-story.html
— Iowa caucus debacle shows Democrats have one shot to beat Trump: Unite or all is lost – Rex Huppke
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-iowa-caucuses-democrats-trump-primary-huppke-20200205-3zxx3iklsrayjlc6gykjzxwfsq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The State of the Union address was a parade of Trump lies.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-state-of-the-union-chapman-20200205-bcjujf234bao3lg34t3xz6je5a-story.html
— At least one non-US citizen cast ballot in 2018 election in Illinois after automatic voter registration error – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-noncitizen-voter-automatic-voter-registration-20200206-zx23i2b43jgxjapwnjlip3s4ym-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Committee presses for answers on automatic voter registration errors – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200205/committee-presses-for-answers-on-automatic-voter-registration-errors

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Oberweis claims big lead in GOP race to take on Underwood A poll taken for his campaign finds that the dairy owner and state senator enjoys wide name recognition after several earlier races. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/oberweis-claims-big-lead-gop-race-take-underwood

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Gov. Pritzker should know: Ethics reform starts with a truly independent map – Editorial
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-gov-pritzker-should-know-ethics-reform-starts-with/article_3547322c-474c-11ea-adf4-53eb3cdf7eba.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Candidate profile: Peggy Hubbard
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/election/article240019473.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Will County Board debates using pot taxes for reparations – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at Blacks that the Republican War on Drugs caused all the problems that Blacks have.) 
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/02/04/board-debates-using-pot-taxes-for-reparations/an4o83h/

WIDS
— LaHood Raises $442,000 in Unopposed Re-Election Bid – Benjamin Cox 
https://wlds.com/news/lahood-raises-442000-in-unopposed-re-election-bid/

WIBQ
— Illinois authorities clear up confusion in marijuana laws
https://wibqam.com/2020/02/05/illinois-authorities-clear-up-confusion-in-marijuana-laws/

JOLIET PATCH
— Will County Republicans oppose marijuana facilities, tax sales Now the Will County Republican Caucus is raising red flags about the use of the tax funds.
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/will-county-republicans-oppose-marijuana-facilities-tax-sales

CENTER SQUARE
— Is bankruptcy the best option for Illinois? – Brett Rowland 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-is-bankruptcy-the-best-option-for-illinois/article_d0fccb94-4843-11ea-b300-4744b6c176f4.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSSI: NANCY PELOSI SHAMED ALL DEMOCRATS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/rossi-nancy-pelosi-shamed-all-democrats.html
— STUDY REVEALS THE ABSURD CONFORMITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/study-reveals-the-absurd-conformity-of-higher-education.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McLaughlin poll: Oberweis at 46 percent in five-way primary
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/05/mclaughlin-poll-oberweis-at-46-percent-in-five-way-primary/
— Trump’s Talk Is Cheap, Mike Will Get It Done – Bloomberg
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/05/trump%E2%80%99s-talk-is-cheap-mike-will-get-it-done/
— Gov. Pritzker reacts to Senate acquittal of President Trump
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/05/gov-pritzker-reacts-to-senate-acquittal-of-president-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker argues that Illinois is “diverse.” I disagree. Based on how Illinois’ citizens have voted, Illinois is overwhelmingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/05/question-of-the-day-3011/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— AOC rips Rush Limbaugh as ‘virulent racist’: ‘Truly nauseating’ he was awarded Medal of Freedom – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/5/aoc-rips-rush-limbaugh-as-virulent-racist-truly-na/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Washington Post columnist compares Rush Limbaugh to former KKK head David Duke – Tim Pearce
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-post-columnist-compares-rush-limbaugh-to-former-kkk-head-david-duke
— Trump gives Republican establishment the political rally it always wanted – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trump-gives-republican-establishment-the-political-rally-it-always-wanted

BREITBART
— Turning Point USA Chapter President: McHenry County College Employee Replaced TPUSA Posters with Antifa Propaganda – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/02/05/turning-point-usa-chapter-president-mchenry-county-college-employee-replaced-tpusa-posters-with-antifa-propaganda/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elizabeth Warren Thanks Illegal Immigrants Who Helped Her Iowa Campaign – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/04/elizabeth-warren-thanks-illegal-immigrants-who-helped-her-iowa-campaign/
— Fact Check: Yes, Health Care for Illegal Aliens Will Bankrupt U.S. Taxpayers – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/04/fact-check-yes-healthcare-illegal-aliens-bankrupt-u-s-taxpayers/

BLAZE
— ‘Not guilty’: President Trump acquitted in Senate impeachment trial It’s finally over – Nate Madden
https://www.theblaze.com/news/not-guilty-as-charged-president-trump-acquitted-in-senate-impeachment-trial
— Reps. Tlaib and Omar chat, laugh during Trump’s SOTU, then walk out because ‘it was all beneath the dignity of the office’ ‘Shame on this forever impeached president – 
https://www.theblaze.com/glenn-radio/tlaib-omar-walk-out-sotu

DAILY CALLER
— Senate Votes To Acquit President Trump – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/05/senate-votes-to-acquit-trump/

DAILY WIRE
— AOC Mocks Cancer-Stricken Rush Limbaugh; Suggests Conspiracy Behind Trump Reaching Out To Blacks – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-aoc-mocks-cancer-stricken-rush-limbaugh-suggests-conspiracy-behind-trump-reaching-out-to-blacks
— Trump Responds To Pelosi Ripping Up His Speech: Pushes New Hashtag, Buries Her In Retweets – James Barrett
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-responds-to-pelosi-ripping-up-his-speech-pushes-new-hashtag-buries-her-in-retweets
— Hollywood Celebrities Boil Over At Trump’s SOTU: ‘Fearmongering Pig’ – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hollywood-celebrities-boil-over-at-trumps-sotu
— McConnell Triumphant: Immediately After Impeachment Acquittal Files Cloture On More Judges To Remake Judiciary – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/mcconnell-triumphant-immediately-after-impeachment-acquittal-files-cloture-on-more-judges-to-remake-judiciary

TOWNHALL
— ‘They Hate America’: The Surprising Moments Democrats Refused to Clap For During Trump’s SOTU – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/02/05/what-democrats-refused-to-clap-for-n2560757

PJ MEDIA
— Trump’s Ability to Expose the Dems’ Radical Agenda Will Probably Get Him Re-Elected – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrats-squirm-as-trump-condemns-the-radical-left/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— What Bloomberg’s Money Can Buy – Lance Trover
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/02/05/what_bloombergs_money_can_buy__142322.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Senate Votes to Acquit President Trump on Both Articles of Impeachment – MAIREAD MCARDLE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/senate-votes-to-acquit-president-trump-on-both-articles-of-impeachment/

EPOCH TIMES
— State of the Union Reveals Bankruptcy of Democrats’ Opposition to Trump – Conrad Black
https://www.theepochtimes.com/state-of-the-union-reveals-bankruptcy-of-democrats-opposition-to-trump_3228111.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Ivanka Trump: The Left’s unwillingness to celebrate America’s successes is ‘not forgivable’ – Samantha Chang 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/02/05/ivanka-trump-the-lefts-unwillingness-to-celebrate-americas-successes-is-not-forgivable-883390

THE HILL
— Trump eviscerates Democrats in State of the Union speech prompting Pelosi temper tantrum – LIZ PEEK
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/481571-trump-eviscerates-democrats-in-state-of-the-union-speech-prompting-pelosi
— Former Romney campaign spokesman says conviction decision is ‘motivated by bitterness and jealousy’ – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/481705-former-romney-campaign-spokesman-says-impeachment-decision-is-motivated-by

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Pelosi.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagross/2020/02/05/nancy-pelosi-rips-the-state-of-the-union-speech-and-the-can-be-seen-as-sexist/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Employee Retirement Requests Hit Highest Level Since Trump Took Office – ERICH WAGNER (DIERSEN: The federal government wants its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran to retire as soon as they are eligible unless they are in the Senior Executive Service.) 
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/02/federal-employee-retirement-requests-hit-highest-levels-trump-took-office/162910/

CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS
— 4 WAYS RESEARCH CAN READY A CANDIDATE – Ethan Todd
https://www.campaignsandelections.com/campaign-insider/4-ways-research-can-ready-a-candidate
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Perform inoculation research. . .Clean up your social media. . .Establish what makes you different from your opponent. . .Help decide if public service is right for you.)

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/trump-baffled-african-americans-vote-racism-anti-semitism.html

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: 920 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $559,000
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/920-golf-ln/pid_34674932/

February 2 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Nimish Jani Elected to Represent IL-8 on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee
https://illinois.gop/category/news/
(PRESS RELEASE: Nimish Jani of Cook County was elected to represent the 8th Congressional District on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee. The Committee is the governing body of the Illinois Republican Party and is comprised of members elected from each of Illinois’ 18 Congressional districts. Nimish’s election followed a vacancy on the Committee after the resignation of former State Central Committeeman Ryan Higgins. Nimish was elected by a weighted vote of the Republican county chairman who represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties. The weighted vote is determined by the number of Republican primary voters who cast a ballot in each county during the previous Republican Primary Election. Applications to the position were made open to the public after Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider declared the position vacant last month. The Republican county chairman in the district convened a meeting this past weekend and heard testimony from each of the two applicants to the position, followed by a question and answer session. After deliberation, the county chairman elected Nimish Jani to the Illinois Republican State Central Committee. “I’d like to thank the Republican County Chairmen of the 8th Congressional District for running a smooth and transparent process to fill the vacancy. The Chairman acted quickly and professionally to ensure the 8th congressional district’s representation on the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee,” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider. “Nimish is a leader in his community and I look forward to working with him to grow our party, engage diverse communities and expand our party’s big tent. I know Nimish will be an important part of our work electing Republicans up and down the ticket in 2020.”)

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chicago LGBTQ advocates celebrate their success. Soon, if not already, no one will be allowed to live in Chicago, to work in Chicago, or to do anything else in Chicago unless they promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://abc7chicago.com/5897983/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for what makes Americans dissatisfied with the state of the union.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/polling-americans-dissatisfied-with-the-state-of-the-union

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Is Bernie Sanders’ angry army really what Democrats want? – BRET STEPHENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-bernie-bros-iowa-caucuses-20200202-dvvltqiei5azhnu5zoqtbugdym-story.html
— ‘Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,’ the hero’s journey – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-clarence-thomas-movie-kass-20200131-gwk4vb6gvzgrjap77ohmj5jdlm-story.html
— Alec Baldwin’s Trump returns as ‘SNL’ takes impeachment to Judge Mathis’ courtroom – CHRIS BARTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-snl-alec-baldwin-trump-20200202-chgljtuoybg2hcjlrftwrzf3bu-story.html
— 5 hours, 4 candidates, 1 city: 2020 Democratic presidential front-runners converge on Cedar Rapids with closing pitches to take on Trump – BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-2020-iowa-democratic-presidential-caucuses-cedar-rapids-20200202-buurhyl5abaixgv466rrifep24-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Democrats should put Trump on thin ice before the State of the Union speech.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-democrats-should-put-trump-on-thin-ice-before-the-state-of-the-union-speech-20200201-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “There’s only one way to remove Donald Trump from office.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-beating-donald-trump-20200202-skkgh7nsafg3jktcpz53ttkk2i-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Nunda Township and McHenry Township: Consolidation proposal is the ultimate in government foot-dragging – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200201/editorial-consolidation-proposal-is-the-ultimate-in-government-foot-dragging

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker’s state of the state speech an extended victory lap – Doug Fink
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200202/statehouse-insider-pritzkers-state-of-state-speech-extended-victory-lap

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/02/01/how-hot-is-cannabis-industry-thousands-crowd-into-citys-first-resource-fair-to-break-into-the-business/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Super Bowl Meme Reminds Every one of His Big Weakness
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/01/il-14-jim-oberweis-super-bowl-meme-reminds-everyone-of-his-big-weakness/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Age of Entitlement’ When America took a wrong turn – John R. Coyne Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/book-review-the-age-of-entitlement/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The puzzle of racial preferences – Coleman Hughes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-puzzle-of-racial-preferences

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats Becoming More Desperate…and More Dangerous – Dave Ball
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/democrats_becoming_more_desperateand_more_dangerous.html
— Why won’t the Washington Post acknowledge how pro-gay Israel is? – Michael Berenhaus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/why_wont_the_washington_post_acknowledge_how_progay_israel_is.html
— President of Mexico now being called ‘Trump’s enforcer’ – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/president_of_mexico_now_being_called_trumps_enforcer.html

BREITBART
— Rahm Emanuel: Democrats Must Build ‘Metropolitan Majority’ to Rule for ‘Years’ – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats attract to metropolitan areas individuals, organizations, and companies that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/01/rahm-emanuel-democrats-must-build-metropolitan-majority-to-rule-for-years/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Define Down Social Justice – Loyd Pettegrew
https://townhall.com/columnists/loydpettegrew/2020/02/01/democrats-define-down-social-justice-n2560393

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— CNN Condemns Trump Coronavirus Task Force For “Lack of Diversity” – Mike LaChance 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/cnn-condemns-trump-coronavirus-task-force-for-lack-of-diversity/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Democrats attack Trump as racist after he expands travel ban to six new countries – Victor Rantala 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/02/02/democrats-attack-trump-as-racist-after-he-expands-travel-ban-to-six-new-countries-881994

THE HILL
— ‘Saturday Night Live’ presents Trump impeachment trial ‘you wish had happened’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/481062-saturday-night-live-presents-trump-impeachment-trial-you-wish-had-happened

NEW YORK TIMES
— Affirmative Action: The Uniquely American Experiment – Orlando Patterson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/30/books/review/the-affirmative-action-puzzle-melvin-i-urofsky.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Republicans who once scorned Trump rally to save his presidency – CHRIS MEGERIAN, NOAH BIERMAN
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-02-01/republicans-who-once-scorned-trump-rally-to-save-his-presidency

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— Sanders campaign workers want to ‘guillotine the rich,’ send Republicans to gulags – Victor Joecks
https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/victor-joecks/victor-joecks-sanders-campaign-workers-want-to-guillotine-the-rich-send-republicans-to-gulags-1948876/

DENVER POST
— Denver dispensary burglaries hit 3-year high as 2019 ended with rash of armed robberies Employees at marijuana businesses “absolutely” worried about more robberies, attorney says – TINEY RICCIARDI
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/01/20/denver-marijuana-burglaries-increase/#

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Bloomberg Offers Trillions in Tax Increases to Pay for His Agenda Billionaire Democratic presidential candidate proposes raising taxes on high-income individuals, estates, corporations and other businesses – Richard Rubin and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bloomberg-offers-trillions-in-tax-increases-to-pay-for-his-agenda-11580578200

January 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Republicans lack votes to block John Bolton, other witnesses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-trial-gets-more-pointed-with-bolton-book-at-the-center/5887841/
— Gov. JB Pritzker delivers State of the State address in Springfield Wednesday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-delivers-state-of-the-state-address-wednesday/5887994/
— Man facing marijuana charge starts smoking in front of Tennessee judge
https://abc7chicago.com/5888062/

NBC5
— Pritzker Takes Aim at Corruption in State of the State Address “We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption — in both parties — whose presence infects the bloodstream of government,” Pritzker said – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-to-deliver-state-of-the-state-address/2209563/

CBS2
— Illinois Discloses New Problems With Voter Registration – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/state-discloses-new-problems-with-voter-registration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/city-announces-cannabis-resource-fair-on-saturday-to-help-chicagoans-navigate-legal-weed-industry/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Springfield mayor, Sangamon County coroner killed in plane crash A small plane carrying Frank Edwards, his wife, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, and another man crashed in a central Illinois field Tuesday. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21113764/frank-edwards-cinda-dead-plane-crash-springfield-mayor
— Pritzker urges ethics reform in State of the State address: ‘ We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ The governor said it’s time for Illinois to enact a revolving-door policy: “Elected officials shouldn’t be allowed to retire and immediately start lobbying their former colleagues. … It’s wrong, and it’s got to stop.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/29/21113730/pritzker-state-of-the-state-address-corruption-lobbying
— Peggy Hubbard, U.S. Senate Republican candidate profile Her top legislative priorities include taxes and the elimination of wasteful spending. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21086039/peggy-hubbard-us-senate-republican-candidate-2020-primary-election

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois needs to ‘root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ in State of State speech – JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-state-of-the-state-20200129-vs7zy7ctbfcxpfzxjz3run3oli-story.html
— Faux Dem convention at Stevenson High School aims at Trump, draws GOP fire – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-stevenson-democratic-meeting-st-0130-20200129-dm3tyun4crczdlctejxgryzwji-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0130-20200129-uiapxrhs3nee5od4tqkkwjkt4u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote protest-style hair.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-black-student-locs-barred-from-graduation-0129-20200129-5peptdf3sjhdrdldqhb3r2sggm-story.html
— Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the questions special prosecutor Dan Webb should answer – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-chicago-crime-dan-webb-20200129-jwzn72vqqfhbvnyarmlfdqyjqi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fearing Bolton’s impeachment testimony, GOP senators battle possible outbreak of ‘information virus'”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-bolton-testify-questions-hearing-gop-huppke-20200129-qcer27g7cvcefcw3qw7ufpgnju-story.html
— Establishment Democrats face a dilemma: How to do in Bernie Sanders without alienating his young voters – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-democrats-kass-20200129-hnwvtjgbs5aqplmd55vj7v357a-story.html
— State moves on airport, casinos and cannabis are making major impacts in south suburbs — and so is corruption; ‘Every legislator should be put on notice’ – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-pritzker-state-address-st-0130-20200129-acq3xcc2njf63haoi5gy7q2e24-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Enough is enough’: Amid anonymous mailers, robocalls, Elk Grove mayor starts ‘naming names’ – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/enough-is-enough-amid-anonymous-mailers-robocalls-elk-grove-mayor-starts-naming-names
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson on Tuesday lashed out at a local developer and other political opponents, accusing them of being behind a series of anonymous robocalls and campaign-style mailers ahead of a March 17 term limits referendum that could remove him from office. It’s not the first time the mayor has spoken from the village board dais about Mario Gullo of George Gullo Development Corp., but his public statements during a board meeting Tuesday night were his most direct and extensive about Gullo and others to date.)
— Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park mayors encouraged by Washington, D.C. visit – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/hoffman-estates-hanover-park-mayors-encourgaged-by-washington-dc-visit
— Candidates sought to replace Didech on Lake County Board (DIERSEN: If the voters in Lake County District 20 voted to fill the Board vacancy instead of the current Board members, who would apply?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/candidates-sought-to-replace-didech-on-lake-county-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote, a county resident for a year and live within District 20, which includes Buffalo Grove, portions of Long Grove and nearby unincorporated areas. Those interested can submit a resume, letter of interest and supporting material by Feb. 19 to [email protected], or to Lake County Board Chairwoman Sandy Hart, county board office, 10th Floor, 18 North County St., Waukegan, IL 60085.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP race to unseat House newcomer Underwood heats up As a major national group backs state Sen. Sue Rezin in the Republican primary, another contender, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, opens his own wallet to the tune of $1 million. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-race-unseat-house-newcomer-underwood-heats
— Pritzker’s State of the State address: Full text Property tax relief, pensions and more: Read the Illinois governor’s plan here.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzkers-state-state-address-full-text

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/29/cannabis-resource-fair-set-for-saturday/

WGN RADIO
— Chicago Tribune Columnist Kristen McQueary: How our politicians mask bribery
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/29/chicago-tribune-columnist-kristen-mcqueary-how-our-politicians-mask-bribery/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Legal representation sought for dogs, cats in abuse cases – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Legal-representation-sought-for-dogs-cats-in-15014695.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Constituents ‘die in’ at Foster’s Joliet office over health care, climate change Demonstrators want Foster to support Medicare for All, Green New Deal legislation – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/28/constituents-die-in-at-fosters-joliet-office-over-health-care-climate-change/arytj2l/

HOI ABC
— Sangamon County Coroner and former Springfield alderman killed in plane crash – Molly Jirasek
https://hoiabc.com/2020/01/28/sangamon-county-coroner-and-former-springfield-mayor-killed-in-plane-crash/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/delavan-cannabis-sparking-revolution#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Election Meltdown Is A Real Possibility’ In 2020 Presidential Race, Author Warns – TERRY GROSS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/election-meltdown-real-possibility-2020-presidential-race-author-warns#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s New Finance Director Rose Wallace Introduces Herself
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-lauren-underwoods-new-finance-director-rose-wallace-introduces-herself/ 
— Why Do the Democrats Want to Run Their Judicial Candidate Against Mary McClellan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/why-do-the-democrats-want-to-run-their-judicial-candidate-against-mary-mcclellan/ 
— IL-14: Second Congressional Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-06-il-14-mchenry-county-candidates-forums-schedule-from-league-of-women-voters/ 
— David McSweeney’s Vindication on Red Light Camera Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/david-mcsweeneys-vindication-on-red-lighmt-camera-legislation/ 
— Red Light Camera Opponent Former State Senator Dan Duffy Weighs In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/red-light-camera-opponent-former-state-senator-dan-duffy-weighs-in/ 
— Psst. Don’t Tell People Sandoval Is a Democrat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/psst-dont-tell-people-sandoval-is-a-democrat/ 
— Governor’s State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/governors-state-of-the-state-speech/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Responds to Attacks from Ted Gradel and Sue Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-jim-oberweis-responds-to-attacks-from-ted-gradel-and-sue-rezin/ 
— McConchie Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/mcconchie-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— DeWitte Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/dewitte-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Skillicorn Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/skillicorn-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Weber Asks More Time Until Foster Kids Put into Managed Care
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/weber-asks-more-time-until-foster-kids-put-into-managed-care/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser Monday in Cary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-monday-in-cary/ 
— Ugaste Reacts to State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/ugaste-reacts-to-state-of-the-state-speech/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL GROUPS RESPOND TO PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/political-groups-respond-to-pritzkers-2020-state-of-state-address-.html
— BUSINESS GROUPS REACT TO GOV PRITKZER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/business-groups-react-to-gov-pritkzers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS RESPOND TO GOV PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-respond-to-gov-pritzkers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html


CAPITOL FAX
— Frank and Cinda Edwards perish in plane crash
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/frank-and-cinda-edwards-perish-in-plane-crash/
— Kinzinger praises Illinois nukes, demands action, but won’t say if he supports another bailout
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/kinzinger-praises-illinois-nukes-demands-action-but-wont-say-if-he-supports-another-bailout/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Biden says he needs a VP who can be president ‘because I’m an old guy’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/joe-biden-says-he-needs-a-vp-who-can-be-president-/
— Rudy Giuliani: John Bolton is a ‘backstabber’ – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/rudy-giuliani-john-bolton-backstabber/
— Trump says Bolton would have embroiled U.S. in ‘World War Six’ if he hadn’t been fired – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would still be hosting a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August and December, a picnic in August, and a Christmas party in December.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/trump-says-bolton-would-have-embroiled-us-world-wa/

GOPUSA
— Denver invites violent crime by snubbing ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83632

BREITBART
— Michigan State Launches ‘Undocumented’ Website with Goal to ‘Reduce Apprehension’ of Illegals – ALANA MASTRANGELO2
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/29/michigan-state-launches-undocumented-website-with-goal-to-reduce-apprehension-of-illegals/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Cost of Sacrificing Public, Private Health Insurance for ‘Medicare for All’ – Robert Moffit and Douglas Holtz-Eakin 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/29/the-cost-of-sacrificing-public-private-health-insurance-for-medicare-for-all/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Former ICE Director: AOC Is Making ICE’s Job ‘More Dangerous’ – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/former-ice-director-aoc-making-ices-job-more-dangerous

NEWS BUSTERS
— Conspiracy Theories Abound on PBS: Violent Trump Voters? U.S. Turning Into Nazi Germany? – Scott Whitlock
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/01/29/conspiracy-theories-abound-pbs-violent-trump-voters-us-turning

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? What the Left just can’t deliver. – Dennis Prager
https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/why-are-so-many-young-people-unhappy-dennis-prager

CNN
— Labor law makes it too hard to start unions. Workers deserve a bigger voice – Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/perspectives/labor-union-laws/index.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/trumps-immigration-rule-is-cruel-and-racistbut-its-nothing-new

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Enforcing E-Verify incompatible with U.S. reliance on unauthorized workers: Dallas Fed working paper – Erin Douglas
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/bizfeed/article/Enforcing-E-Verify-incompatible-with-U-S-15013737.php

January 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues in Senate
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/live-impeachment-trial-of-president-trump-continues/5882082/

NBC5
— Ex-Sen. Martin Sandoval Charged With Bribery, Filing False Tax Return – Shelby Bremer 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/ex-sen-martin-sandoval-charged-with-bribery-filing-false-tax-return/2208119/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois to continue voter registration program after error, Gov. Pritzker says – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-to-continue-voter-registration-program-after-error-gov-pritzker-says

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— From arrows to ovals and ‘giant iPads,’ voters in Chicago and Cook County will see new voting machines at the polls – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-elections-voting-20200127-pzhyfh57vndctmcu5qrgyhf74q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker sees ‘no reason’ to pause program that registered non-citizens to vote: ‘The glitch has been fixed’ GOP lawmakers sent a letter last week to Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, demanding that Secretary of State Jesse White explain how 545 non-U.S. citizens were mistakenly registered to vote. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/1/27/21083846/illinois-automatic-voter-registration-program-election-security-vote-fraud-ballot
— If only 1 in 4 kids are ready for kindergarten, then Illinois is not ready at all Investing in high-quality early childhood care and preschool is the best way to ensure that children are fully ready for kindergarten. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/27/21078689/illinois-kindergartners-school-readiness-early-childhood-education-cps-kindergarten-elementary
— Don’t be fooled — most independents are partisans, too Only about 10% of Americans are “pure independents.” The vast majority lean heavily toward one party or the other, whether they like to admit it or not. – Christopher Devine
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/27/21110762/democrats-republican-independents-christopher-devine-political-identity

DAILY HERALD
— Judge orders Elk Grove term limits question be placed on ballot – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200127/judge-orders-elk-grove-term-limits-question-be-placed-on-ballot

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Former state senator faces federal tax charge Martin Sandoval “corruptly solicited, demanded, agreed to accept, and accepted things of value” in exchange for his “continued support for the operation of red-light cameras in the State of Illinois,” the U.S. Attorney alleges. – A.D. QUIG and GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/former-state-senator-faces-federal-tax-charge

CHAMPAIGN URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— The madness of election season is nearly upon us – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-the-madness-of-election-season-is-nearly-upon/article_c4899089-df39-5e84-97d6-a9fd27010df7.html

WESTERN SPRINGS PATCH
— Madigan And Durkin Rarely Speak Western Springs Republican Jim Durkin says he can go three or four months without speaking to his Democratic counterpart. – David Giulian
https://patch.com/illinois/westernsprings/madigan-durkin-rarely-speak

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Property Taxes The Focus: Local Lawmaker After Rauner experience, House GOP Leader Jim Durkin and fellow Republicans say relatively little about cutting state income tax. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/property-taxes-focus-local-lawmaker

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Pritzker Proposal Could Give Jack Franks Still Another Republican to Appoint to County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/pritzker-proposal-could-give-jack-franks-still-another-republican-to-appoint-to-county-board/ 
— Judge Justin Hansen Plans Cary Fundraiser at Cary Ale House January 29th
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/judge-justin-hansen-plans-cary-fundraiser-at-cary-ale-house-january-29th/ 
— Tribune Puts Illinois Abortions in Perspective
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/tribune-puts-illinois-abortions-in-perspective/ 
— Expect Trouble Getting Through to Legislators Through State Switchboard
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/expect-trouble-getting-through-to-legislators-through-state-switchboard/
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Releases Healthcare/Prescription Drug Prices Policy Statement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/il-14-jerry-evans-releases-healthcare-prescription-drug-prices-policy-statement/ 
— Marty McLaughlin Sets Barrington Fundraiser for February 6th
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/il-14-jerry-evans-releases-healthcare-prescription-drug-prices-policy-statement/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases Healthcare Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-healthcare-video/ 
— Oberweis Sends Vote by Mail Applications
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/oberweis-sends-vote-by-mail-applications/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Endorsed by Republican Main Street Partnership PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/il-14-sue-rezin-endorsed-by-republican-main-street-partnership-pac/ 
— Pro-Life Group Endorses Allen Skillicorn
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/27/pro-life-groupendorsed-allen-skillicorn/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— FEDS INDICT CHAMPION OF ILLINOIS GAS TAX HIKE, ‘FAIR TAX’ ON TAX FRAUD AND BRIBERY – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/feds-indict-champion-of-illinois-gas-tax-hike-fair-tax-on-tax-fraud-and-bribery/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DEMOCRATS: DESTROYING AMERICA TO ‘SAVE’ IT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/democrats-destroying-america-to-save-it.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP chairman wonders aloud if SoS “glitch” was “done on purpose”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/27/ilgop-chairman-wonders-aloud-if-sos-glitch-was-done-on-purpose/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Pew: Fox News most trusted news source of Republicans, CNN most trusted by Democrats – Don Irvine (DIERSEN: In Illinois, Rich Miller and his Capitol Fax is the most trusted news source of Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs and Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is the most trusted news source of Republicans.) 
https://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/pew-fox-news-most-trusted-news-source-of-republicans-cnn-most-trusted-by-democrats/

FOX NEWS
— Impeachment already becoming political weapon in 2020 congressional races – Fred Lucas
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/impeachment-already-becoming-political-weapon-in-2020-congressional-races

TOWNHALL
— Trump Rally Data Shows a Clear Winning Coalition in 2020 – Brad Parscale
https://townhall.com/columnists/bradparscale/2020/01/27/trump-rally-data-show-a-clear-winning-coalition-in-2020-n2560202

PJ MEDIA
— Americans Hate Overreach: Impeachment Is Helping Trump – STEPHEN GREEN
https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/americans-hate-overreach-impeachment-is-helping-trump/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Elizabeth Warren vows to include ‘non-binary’ people in White House Cabinet if she wins ‘Starting on day one. I will build a Cabinet and senior leadership team that reflects the full diversity of America,’ she said. – Doug Mainwaring (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs make it clear that the more of the following that you are, the more that they want to get rid of you once and for all: 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.lifesitenews.com/news/elizabeth-warren-vows-to-include-non-binary-people-in-white-house-cabinet-if-she-wins

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Supreme Court Allows Trump Admin to Implement ‘Public Charge’ Test for Immigrants – ZACHARY EVANS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/supreme-court-allows-trump-admin-to-implement-public-charge-test-for-immigrants/

EPOCH TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Conservative Group’s Suit Against Southern Poverty Law Center to Go Ahead – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/conservative-groups-suit-against-southern-poverty-law-center-to-go-ahead_3218120.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, 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://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/480121-sanders-calls-for-movement-to-reject-hate-and-division-on-auschwitz

ABC NEWS 
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters get Holocaust survivors to promote hatred against Trump. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters paint illegals as being Jews and Republicans as being Nazis.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/holocaust-survivors-speak-immigration-crisis-us-mexico-border/story?id=68561653

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Can an ailing church attract new congregants without alienating the old? – JENNY JARVIE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, society expects people who are White and/or male to give up and to go away if they are not successful enough.) 
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-27/can-an-ailing-church-attract-new-congregants-without-alienating-the-old

UNION JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Supreme Court Allows Trump to Restrict Green Cards For Immigrants Abusing Welfare Benefits – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/supreme-court-allows-trump-to-restrict-green-cards-for-immigrants-abusing-welfare-benefits/

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE
— Less than half of Americans feel that reducing economic inequality is a top priority – Ernest Werlin (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. Further, I took “bad” jobs that others would not 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. Further, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I am extremely stupid and lazy, so therefore, anyone should be able to do at least what I did.)
https://www.heraldtribune.com/business/20200127/less-than-half-of-americans-feel-that-reducing-economic-inequality-is-top-priority

MONTCLAIR NEW JERSEY PATCH
— Huge Protest Planned For Trump’s NJ Rally: ‘Not Welcome Here’ There are a lot of people who plan on attending President Donald Trump’s rally in Wildwood, NJ. But not all of them will be cheering. – Eric Kiefer (DIERSEN: If Trump would hold a rally in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, or in Illinois, a) how many Trump supporters would attend the rally, b) who would organize a protest, and c) how many would attend the protest?) 
https://patch.com/new-jersey/montclair/huge-protest-planned-trumps-nj-rally-not-welcome-here

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that more moderates and liberals would become Republicans if the Republican Party drove more conservatives out of the Republican Party. 
https://www.newsweek.com/ileftthegop-twitter-republican-donald-trump-1484204
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote citizens of foreign countries who hate Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/thousands-sign-petition-stop-donald-trump-ally-franklin-graham-speaking-london-1484246
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Democrats, the more of the following that you are, the more likely that you are a public charge or will be a public charge: minority, female, younger, citizen of a foreign country, have health problems, have financial problems, lack education, lack job skills, etc. 
https://www.newsweek.com/ocasio-cortez-swalwell-other-democrats-rail-against-public-charge-decision-its-racist-1484282
— THESE FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTORS WILL CAMPAIGN FOR TRUMP IN IOWA DESPITE NETWORK’S WARNINGS AGAINST POLITICAL PARTICIPATION – AILA SLISCO
https://www.newsweek.com/these-fox-news-contributors-will-campaign-trump-iowa-despite-networks-warnings-against-political-1484291

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Supreme Court Allows Trump to Implement Income-Based Restrictions on Immigration Regulations expand the pool of people who could be considered a likely ‘public charge’ in the U.S. – Brent Kendall and Michelle Hackman (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. Further, I took “bad” jobs that others would not 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. Further, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I am extremely stupid and lazy, so therefore, anyone should be able to do at least what I did.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-allows-trump-administration-to-implement-immigration-rules-denying-residency-over-public-assistance-11580150172

FORBES
— Inching To Close The Gender Pay Gap: Three Actions Employers Can Take Right Now – Tony Butler-Sims (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with facts that show that my Democrat GAO superiors overwhelmingly and disproportionately gave bigger pay increases, bonuses, and promotions to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2020/01/27/inching-to-close-the-gender-pay-gap-three-actions-employers-can-take-right-now/#5ac11245da62
https://www.newsweek.com/supreme-court-allows-trumps-wealth-test-restrict-legal-immigration-tactic-used-keep-out-1484279

FED SMITH
— Federal Employees, Unions and Political Donations – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: If I had been a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old in 1988 notwithstanding the fact that I am While, male, non-veteran, Protestant, 100% German American, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. 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.fedsmith.com/2020/01/27/federal-employees-unions-political-donations/

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 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/

December 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump blasts Christian magazine that called for his removal – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-blasts-christian-magazine-that-called-for-his-removal/5772456/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pelosi: Power of gavel means Trump is ‘impeached forever’ – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-power-of-gavel-means-trump-is-impeached-forever
— Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union on Feb. 4 – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-invites-trump-to-deliver-state-of-union-on-feb-4

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Michael Bloomberg swarms March and April primary states with 200 staffers – DAVID CATANESE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-bloomberg-staffers-20191220-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/ct-dfr-riverwoods-recreational-marijuana-tl-1226-20191220-mmlli2k2k5hmpo4rpnfgcgq63y-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends employment arrangement for suburban adviser – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-schneider-fabes-employment-20191220-golyvbt3tnaunmism24hr7y6om-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The editor of Carol Stream-based Christianity Today wrote an editorial saying Trump should be removed from office: ‘It was the right thing to do’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-mark-galli-christianity-today-trump-impeach-20191221-ar4ajbhjnbgrdkknzjj5uuxtum-story.html
— Candidate forums set in Aurora area (DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for candidates in contested Republican primaries.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-candidate-forums-st-1222-20191220-c7ks52zaerfwlphlorodjz3qqe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TINES
— CPD to officers: No tickets for pot consumption on porches, in yards The department issued a new directive less than two weeks before recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Illinois. – Sam Charles (DIERSEN: What if you live downwind from a bunch of pot smokers?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/20/21031710/legal-weed-marijuana-chicago-police-no-tickets-smoking-pot-porches-yards
— All House Jewish Democrats — including Schneider and Schakowsky of Illinois — call for ouster of Trump adviser Stephen Miller The 25 Democrats reject the White House defense that Miller critics are anti-Semitic. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/20/21031446/house-jewish-democrats-schneider-schakowsky-ouster-trump-aide-stephen-miller
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/20/21031930/lakeview-pot-shop-sunnyside-front-line-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/20/21032115/illinois-legal-weed-chicag-marijuana-dispensaries-cannabis

DAILY HERALD
— Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll watching in 2020
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191220/news/312209872/
— Conservative student group lauds College of Lake County for hosting free speech sessions – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191220/conservative-student-group-lauds-clc-for-hosting-free-speech-sessions
— Longtime U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky now alone on Democratic primary ballot
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191220/longtime-us-rep-jan-schakowsky-now-alone-on-democratic-primary-ballot

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A fiasco for democracy—on both sides The great test of our times is reflected in the fact that this state’s congressional delegation is divided along party lines on the matter of impeachment. And both political parties are failing that test. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/fiasco-democracy-both-sides

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Why I voted against impeachment – U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191220/us-rep-darin-lahood-why-i-voted-against-impeachment

WHEATON RECORD
— Wheaton College reacts to legal pot – Melissa Schill
http://www.wheatonrecord.com/articles/campus-reacts-to-legal-pot/

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://depauliaonline.com/44947/news/where-youll-be-able-to-buy-recreational-cannabis-in-chicago-area-jan-1/

JOLIET PATCH
— Larry Walsh Votes To Raise Will County Gas Taxes Larry Walsh broke the deadlock at Thursday’s county board meeting. The four-term Democrat is not running for re-election in 2020. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/larry-walsh-votes-raise-will-county-gas-taxes

DAILY ILLINI
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs make it clear that their top priority is getting rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://dailyillini.com/opinions/2019/12/20/opinion-gop-fights-to-preserve-white-america-ii/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 9:30 AM Monday, December 23, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 10:00 AM Monday, December 23, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 1:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Christianity Today’s Call for Trump’s Removal – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/12/christianity-todays-prideful-call-for-trumps-removal/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP SUPPORTERS TO RALLY IN FRANKFORT, IL SATURDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/trump-supporters-to-rally-saturday.html
— PRITZKER’S OFFICE BOASTS HISTORICAL LOW IN STATE’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/unemployment-rate-falls-to-new-historical-low-in-november.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN ON IMPEACHMENT DAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/wheres-weyermuller-with-president-trump-in-battle-creek-michigan-on-impeachment-day.html
— YALE PROF ESTIMATES FACULTY POLITICAL DIVERSITY AT ‘0%’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/yale-prof-estimates-faculty-political-diversity-at-0.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Baldermann drops out of GOP primary
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/20/baldermann-drops-out-of-gop-primary/
— Proposed repeal of parental notification law sparks heated exchange
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/20/proposed-repeal-of-parental-notification-law-sparks-heated-exchange/
— Reader comments closed for the holidays (DIERSEN: I have sent a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015. I will continue doing that until if/when my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes succeed in stopping me. It would be great if those who read my emails would do more to stop my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes from a) stopping me from sending the emails out and b) stopping everyone from reading them. )
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/20/reader-comments-closed-for-the-holidays-8/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 4 of 10 Democrats back gun confiscation, reparations, open borders, unlimited abortions – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/4-of-10-democrats-back-gun-confiscation-reparations-open-borders-unlimited-abortions
— Yes, criminal migrants should be denied asylum – Tom Rogan 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/yes-criminal-migrants-should-be-denied-asylum

AMERICAN THINKER
— Joe Biden is coming for your job – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/joe_biden_is_coming_for_your_job.html

BREITBART
— Billy Graham-Founded ‘Christianity Today’ Calls for Removal of Trump from Office – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/19/billy-graham-founded-christianity-today-calls-for-removal-of-trump-from-office/
— Franklin Graham Slams Christianity Today: My Father Billy Graham ‘Voted for Donald Trump’ – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/12/20/franklin-graham-slams-christianity-today-my-father-billy-graham-voted-for-donald-trump/

NEWSMAX
— RNC’s Ronna McDaniel Rips Dems’ ‘Socialist Agenda’ – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/rnc-ronna-mcdaniel-democrats-socialist/2019/12/20/id/946754/

EPOCH TIMES
— You’re Only a Hero If You Embrace Leftist Ideology – Nicole Russell
https://www.theepochtimes.com/youre-only-a-hero-if-you-embrace-leftist-ideology_3179838.html

RADIO ONLINE
— Salem Radio Network to Syndicate the ”Dan Proft Show”
https://news.radio-online.com/articles/n38054/Salem-Radio-Network-to-Syndicate-the-Dan-Proft-Show

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Illinois GOP aims to end Holocaust denier’s run for Congress
http://www.startribune.com/illinois-gop-aims-to-end-holocaust-denier-s-run-for-congress/566387892/

December 1 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Elizabeth Warren brings presidential campaign to North Side, gets endorsement from Rep. Jan Schakowsky – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-elizabeth-warren-chicago-rally-20191130-iany6w3rvrflvmnf3ralusmvde-story.html
— Say what you will about Illinois Democrats. At least they had the character and good sense to dump their sleazeball-in-chief Blagojevich – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-say-what-you-will-about-illinois-democrats-at-least-they-had-the-character-and-good-sense-to-20191129-story.html
— Affordable housing projects are in the pipeline in Aurora. Housing advocates say they’re needed. – SARAH FREISHTAT (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at those who need affordable housing that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-affordable-housing-st-20191127-krfjlqsdd5bphmfgtiu7naslhm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The case for impeachment over censure for President Donald Trump. Censure — which the Chicago Tribune editorial board is calling for instead of impeachment — is a form of shaming, But this president cannot be shamed.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/1/20987969/censure-impeachment-tribune-editorial-board-donald-trump-bill-clinton-sun-times

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Time is now for real ethics reform in Springfield – DAVID McSWEENEY
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/11/30/mcsweeney-time-is-now-for-real-ethics-reform-in-springfield/ard4zd7/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Pot legislation shuns constitution – ROGER GERMAN
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/roger-german-pot-legislation-shuns-constitution/article_815dbae2-d398-58fa-8c7b-4053dea8aa42.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Progressive groups blast Facebook for courting the right Meanwhile conservatives remain skeptical of social-media giant’s overtures – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/30/progressive-groups-blast-facebook-courting-right/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Impeachment set to leave Buttigieg as only top-tier 2020 Democrat campaigning full time – Emily Larsen
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/impeachment-set-to-leave-buttigieg-as-only-top-tier-2020-democrat-campaigning-full-time
— Yes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plans are about giving away ‘free stuff’ – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/yes-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-plans-are-about-giving-away-free-stuff

FOX NEWS
— AOC says her policies are not ‘free stuff’: ‘I never want to hear that term again’ – Nick Givas (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get their votes, Democrats promise to use government to give “free stuff” to voters who have financial, health, and/or other problems. 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-policies-free-stuff

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump’s Deplorable Cult waits patiently – Carol Headrick (DIERSEN: Like Hillary demonizes, denigrates, condemns those who support Trump, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They work hard to destroy the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. They worked hard to destroy TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/trumps_deplorable_cult_waits_patiently.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Hillary called us Deplorable, along with racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and you name it, we laughed at her. We never cried, and we never demanded a phony apology. We did vow to never, ever vote liberal. Our latest name is Cult, but since we heart our beloved Deplorable name, perhaps Deplorable Cult will stick. And still, we will never, ever vote liberal. The Deplorable Cult has learned to expect truly deplorable behavior from the Democrats.)
— Republicans Will Live to Regret Joining Climate Alarmists – Gamaliel Isaac
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/republicans_will_live_to_regret_joining_climate_alarmists.html

TOWNHALL
— No Way to Treat a First Lady – Debra J. Saunders
https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2019/12/01/no-way-to-treat-a-first-lady-n2557255

NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC Hypes Republicans Saying GOP Needs to Drop Litmus Tests on Abortion – Alex Christy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) who reject the right to life plank in the IRP platform and b) focus on destroying those like me who support the plank.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2019/11/27/msnbc-hypes-republicans-saying-gop-needs-drop-litmus-tests-abortion

THE HILL
— Comedian Rosanne Barr to speak at Trumpettes’ Gala at Mar-A-Lago – MARTY JOHNSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/472492-comedian-rosanne-barr-to-speak-at-trumpettes-gala-at-mar-a-lago

HUFFINGTON POST
— Roseanne Barr, Booted Off TV For Racist Tweet, Tapped For Trumpettes’ Gala At Mar-a-Lago “I know Roseanne, and if I know somebody who is not racist, it’s certainly Roseanne,” Trumpettes leader Toni Holt Kramer told The Palm Beach Post. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/roseanne-barr-trumpettes-mar-a-lago_n_5de2f299e4b0d50f32a3314a

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Poll: Political news via social media least trusted – DAVID KLEPPER and AMANDA SEITZ (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/2019/11/26/ap-norc-usafacts-poll-social-media-a-political-news-paradox/

ABC NEWS
— Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-01/facebook-corrects-post-under-new-singapore-fake-news-law/11754762

NEW YORK POST
— The New York Times’ long descent from credibility – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What distinguishes the New York Times from GOPUSA ILLINOIS? ANSWER: The New York Times falsely denies that it exists to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform. GOPUSA ILLINOIS honestly states that it exists to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.) 
https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/goodwin-the-new-york-times-long-descent-from-credibility/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Ordered by Singapore, Facebook Posts a Correction Adds notice to post saying it ‘is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information’ – Niharika Mandhana and Phred Dvorak (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false information except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-complies-with-order-under-singapore-fake-news-law-11575116149

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— John Cox: will his new outreach to independent voters deliver GOP victories?
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2019-12-01/john-cox-will-his-new-outreach-to-independent-voters-deliver-gop-victories

FREDERICK NEWS POST
— Little-noticed home buying risk — your city’s financial problems – Liz Farmer (DIERSEN: On the other side of the coin, if your city is financially healthy, Democrats will call for more and more and more welfare.)
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/real_estate_and_development/little-noticed-home-buying-risk-your-city-s-financial-problems/article_1be01fc4-ebba-58de-876e-a9c1007030b1.html

BLOOMBERG
— The Richest U.S. Counties Are Getting Even Richer – Alex Tanzi, Wei Lu and Michael Sasso (DIERSEN: During the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years, of those who have moved into DuPage County, a) what is their income and net worth – I would not be surprised to learn that in today’s dollars, it has gone down significantly; b) what is their political affiliation – I would not be surprised to learn that it is overwhelmingly Democrat; c) what percent lack education and/or job skills – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage has increased significantly; d) what percent have severe financial, health, and/or other problems – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage has increased significantly; and e) what percent are filled with hatred against Trump and against those who share his demographics – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage is extremely high?) 
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/richest-u-counties-getting-even-100000177.html

GLOBE NEWS WIRE
— Chicago Real Estate Market Trends in November 2019 Property Up reveals the best performing neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicagoland area in November 2019. – John Herman (DIERSEN: During the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years, of those who have moved into your neighborhood, your precinct, your township/ward, and your county, a) what is their income and net worth – has it gone up or down significantly in today’s dollars; b) what is their political affiliation – what percent is Democrat, Republican; etc. c) what percent lack education and/or job skills – has that percentage increased or decreased significantly; d) what percent have severe financial, health, and/or other problems – has that percentage increased or decreased significantly; and e) what percent are filled with hatred against Trump and against those who share his demographics – has that percentage is increased or decreased significantly?) 
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/11/26/1952949/0/en/Chicago-Real-Estate-Market-Trends-in-November-2019.html

FINAL SITE
— MAY 19, 2017 FLASHBACK: The Email Newsletter Is Not Dead — But Yours Might Be – Mia Major (DIERSEN: If you were me, how would you deal with those a) who discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and/or b) who discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? Should I write articles about them? Should I write books about them?) 
https://www.finalsite.com/blog/p/~board/b/post/the-email-newsletter-is-not-dead-but-yours-might-be

INDEPENDENT
— Google bans eight different Tory election advertisements as disinformation concerns mount Conservatives accused of using ‘fake news’ and disinformation to win election – Jon Stone (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation and fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-general-election-advert-ban-google-fake-news-manifesto-labour-a9223846.html

BBC
— Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law with post ‘correction’ (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50613341