November 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 14 Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries issued ‘same-site’ licenses to sell weed, including 3 in Chicago
https://abc7chicago.com/business/recreational-marijuana-dispensary-same-site-licenses-issued;-3-in-chicago/5690215/
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Springfield to push for rework of tax formula for Chicago casino – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoot-pitches-plan-to-lawmakers-for-chicago-casino-/5691748/

NBC5
— Chicago Mayor Pleads Case in Springfield on Casino, Budget Lightfoot is aiming for legislation that would help Chicago attract casino developers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-mayor-pleads-case-in-springfield-on-casino-budget-564821491.html

CBS2
— With Budget Help Unlikely In Springfield, Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lays Out Alternatives To Avoid Bigger Property Tax Hike
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/12/mayor-lori-lightfoot-city-budget-plan-b-real-estate-transfer-tax/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago mayor pleads case in Springfield on casino, budget – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-mayor-pleads-case-in-springfield-on-casino-budget-2

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As recreational marijuana comes to Illinois, beware the dangers of THC vaping – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-marijuana-vaping-vitamin-e-acetate-20191112-a5s3yugyynd33e7mberwe6vlja-story.html
— Recreational pot issue generating ‘enthusiastic’ debate throughout Southland as towns mull allowing sales – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-new-lenox-marijiuana-st-1113-20191112-alrtzszzpjgovpkkexl5w55goy-story.html
— House Speaker Michael Madigan promises challenge if former Rep. Luis Arroyo takes part in choosing his replacement – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-luis-arroyo-replacement-20191111-clqandws25ehplvcynfxoqauha-story.html
— The Daily’s coverage of Jeff Sessions: A teaching moment for Northwestern – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-northwestern-daily-sessions-student-newspaper-20191112-sbqrkiuahnhoniq7vez5xdc24u-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DuPage County Board lifts 10-year ban, votes to allow video gaming in unincorporated areas – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-reverses-ban-video-gaming-st-1113-20191113-fr4ar6wz4zcixeaem5yaoybxne-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Commissioner Tim Elliott, R-Glen Ellyn, said the downside is people have to lose money at the machines in order for the county to receive any money in video gambling taxes. “The revenue we would receive as a county is a fraction of what our residents would lose,” Elliot said, estimating gamers would have to lose a total of $5.5 million for the county to take in $276,000. “That’s not economic development. That is the opposite of economic development.” . . . Board member Pete DiCianni, R-Elmhurst, requested the vote be tabled so that people would have a chance to weigh in, but other commissioners countered that the item was on the agenda and the public had notice of the meeting. DiCianni, who also suggested letting voters decide if the ban should be lifted, said allowing video gambling in unincorporated areas would put more pressure on municipalities that have banned it.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lessons from The Daily Northwestern’s apology for doing good journalism College journalists are under pressure because campus groups don’t necessarily appreciate the basic practices and standards of what is newsworthy. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/12/20961314/daily-northwestern-university-editorial-college-journalism-harvard-crimson-deadspin-troy-closson

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DuPage County lifts ban on video gambling – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191112/dupage-county-lifts-ban-on-video-gambling
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Still, six Republican board members voted against the repeal: Grant Eckhoff of Wheaton, Tim Elliott of Glen Ellyn, Pete DiCianni of Elmhurst, Sean Noonan of Elmhurst, Jim Healy of Naperville and Robert Larsen of Wheaton. Larsen said he has seen the negative impacts of gambling. And while lifting the ban will generate revenue for the county, he said, “not all revenue is good revenue.” “I don’t think it’s right for DuPage County,” he said. Elliott said he’s concerned that lifting the ban will create problems for businesses in municipalities that prohibit video gambling. “The two largest municipalities in my district — Wheaton and Glen Ellyn — have banned video gaming,” Elliott said. “What are you going to do to them when you allow video gaming in every unincorporated area that borders them?”)
— OUTSTANDING: Kane County Board bans recreational pot sales in unincorporated areas – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191112/kane-county-board-bans-recreational-pot-sales-in-unincorporated-areas
— Lake County Board adopts $571.8 million budget, keeps tax levy flat – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191112/lake-county-board-adopts-5718-million-budget-keeps-tax-levy-flat
— DuPage County voters to decide if recorder’s office should be eliminated – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191112/dupage-county-voters-to-decide-if-recorders-office-should-be-eliminated
— Illinois House GOP pushes once again for ‘urgent’ ethics overhauls – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191112/illinois-house-gop-pushes-once-again-for-urgent-ethics-overhauls

FOX ILLINOIS
— Report: Election vendors are ‘prime targets,’ need oversight – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/report-election-vendors-are-prime-targets-need-oversight

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Impeachment Plays Out In Closely Divided 13th Congressional District
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-impeachment-plays-out-closely-divided-illinoisdistrict#stream/0

DUPAGE COUNTY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DuPage County Lifts Video Gambling Ban
https://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=61658

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: James Marter Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/12/il-14-james-marter-update-2/ 
— IL-14: Anthony Catella Releases Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/12/il-14-anthony-catella-releases-video/
— IL-14: Sue Rezin, the Bull-fighter, with Winning Record, Part 2: Opportunities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/12/il-14-sue-rezin-the-bull-fighter-with-winning-record-part-2-opportunities/ 
— Dan Ugaste Supports Ethics Reforms
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/12/dan-ugaste-supports-ethics-reforms/

CAPITOL FAX
— Ban these sweepstakes machines
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/12/ban-these-sweepstakes-machines/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why Trump is the Black Voters’ Clear Choice in 2020 – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/why_trump_is_black_voters_clear_choice_in_2020.html
— How the Deep State Media Operate – Lawrence Sellin
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/how_the_deep_state_media_operate.html

BREITBART
— Trump: Open Borders Threatens the Wage Gains of America’s Lowest-Income Workers – John Carney
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/11/12/immigration-pushes-down-wages/

THE HILL
— Mark Sanford exits GOP presidential primary – RACHEL FRAZIN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/470061-mark-sanford-exits-gop-presidential-primary
— Duckworth celebrates Veterans Day with deported veterans in Mexico – REBECCA KLAR 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/470020-duckworth-spent-veterans-day-in-mexico-with-deported-veterans

NEW YORK POST
— Millennials complain about age discrimination more than older people – Noah Manskar (DIERSEN: If are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who does not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40, the federal government will get rid of you.)
https://nypost.com/2019/11/12/millenials-complain-about-age-discrimination-more-than-older-people-survey/

FORBES
— Rev Up Your On-The-Job Training To Attract And Engage Young Talent – Mark C. Perna (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997. The entire first 6 months that I worked for IRS was classroom and on-the-job training. During the almost 9 years that I worked for IRS and the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, both agencies provided me with lots of high-quality relevant in-house training.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcperna/2019/11/12/rev-up-training-to-attract-and-engage-young-talent/

November 5 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Victims of racist incident at Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings speak out – NANCY LOO (DIERSEN: Why hasn’t the Democrat news media published information on the banned customer? Of course, Trump-haters want everyone to assume that the banned customer is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/05/victims-of-racist-incident-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings-to-speak-out-tuesday/

ABC7
— Victims of alleged racist incident at Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings speak out: ‘We could tell that he did not want us there’ – Diane Pathieu and Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/society/we-could-tell-that-he-did-not-want-us-there-victims-of-alleged-racist-incident-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings-speak-out/5672983/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As they took their seats near the alleged racist customer and Vahl alerted the rest of the group what was going on. “That racist customer continued to look back at us and give us some dirty looks. We did not speak with him but we could tell that he did not want us there, us being a black, biracial, just a very unique and diverse and happy group, and obviously this bigot of a customer did not want us sitting there in a public establishment,” Vahl said.)
— Buffalo Wild Wings incident: Victims of alleged racism at Naperville restaurant speak out
https://abc7chicago.com/society/victims-of-alleged-racist-incident-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings-speak-out/5672983/
— ABC News/Washington Post poll: Democrats extend lead vs. President Trump
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/abc-news-washington-post-poll-dems-extend-lead-vs-trump/5673846/
— Lightfoot already considering replacements for CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson, sources say – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayor-already-considering-replacements-for-cpd-supt-johnson-sources/5674421/
— Lawyer numbers to top 96K in Illinois after oaths this week – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lawyer-numbers-to-top-96k-in-ill-after-oaths-this-week/5673855/
— Illinois ramps up education campaign on 2020 Census – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-ramps-up-education-campaign-on-2020-census/5671713/

NBC5
— Group Speaks Out After Racist Incident at Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/family-asked-to-move-buffalo-wild-wings-naperville-564499401.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Vahl said he responded by asking “What does it matter?” at which point he said the host told him, “Well, we have a regular customer here who doesn’t want to sit around black people.” . . . “We realized there was some tension in the room because that racist customer continued to look back at us and give us dirty looks,” Vahl said. “We did not speak with them but we could tell that he did not want us there, us being blacks, biracial, just a very unique and diverse and happy group.” . . . “I’ve been informed by your staff that this man is racist – that this couple, not just this man, this couple are racist – and I will refuse to move because of the color of my skin,” Riley said he told the manager.)

CBS2
— Victims Of Racist Incident At Buffalo Wild Wings In Naperville Demand Restaurant Establish Clear ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/05/coaches-parents-to-address-media-following-racially-charged-incident-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “There was a customer that was there that was a regular, and that he was racist and he did not want to sit by black people,” Vahl said.)
— Cook County Democratic Party Leaders Urge Ald. Ed Burke, Former Rep. Luis Arroyo To Resign From Party Seats
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/05/former-rep-luis-arroyo-cook-county-democratic-party-committeeman/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Families demand Buffalo Wild Wings to adopt ‘zero tolerance’ policies after racist incident at Naperville restaurant; customer banned for life – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-buffalo-wild-wings-naperville-st-1106-20191105-5ox5bqscf5hcdjurlhonqrhnqa-story.html
— Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expected this week to announce his retirement, sources say – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-eddie-johnson-retiring-20191106-wibbjyauazfnvodone76dg2jh4-story.html
— Donald Trump Jr., who has accused Joe Biden’s son of profiting off his father’s office, blasts Democrats in tour for new book — which his father urged everyone to buy – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-donald-trump-jr-book-20191105-ahp5anawmngsvfqrbvxpjjzfwm-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker shouldn’t squander $205 million on the flight of fancy known as the Peotone airport – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-pritzker-peotone-ohare-airport-taxpayers-midway-20191105-royk66oyivdhrfbgwx4x4zprii-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Attorney urges Buffalo Wild Wings ‘to stand up to racism’ – Robert Sanchez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/5/20949994/buffalo-wild-wings-racism-change-tables
— Concessions, compromise, compassion mark fair housing fight for people with criminal histories The Cook County Commission on Human Rights also agreed to study the effect of the amendment after it’s implemented to make sure those with criminal records aren’t being discriminated against when seeking housing. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/5/20950476/concessions-compromise-compassion-fair-housing-criminal-history-cook-county
— Chicago teachers’ abuse of sick days should leave us all feeling ill The teachers’ excessive use of sick days has created a problem for the schools at a time when it is increasingly difficult to line up substitute teachers. (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, my Democrat coworkers and subordinates used far more sick days than I did.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/5/20950090/cps-teacher-sick-days-abuse-contract-strike-editorial
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/5/20950301/best-pot-weed-leafly-illinois-recreational-cannabis

— Radio host William Kelly claims former Lake Co. Sheriff Mark Curran committed ‘battery’ at U.S. Senate endorsement event  In a video shared by Kelly, Curran is seen attempting to ignore Kelly’s remarks before eventually grabbing his shoulders and leading him to the door. – Sam Kelly

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/5/20949472/william-kelly-lake-county-sheriff-mark-curran-battery-u-s-senate-republican-grayslake

DAILY HERALD
— Attorney urges Buffalo Wild Wings ‘to stand up to racism’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191105/attorney-urges-buffalo-wild-wings-to-stand-up-to-racism
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They said they were part of a multiracial party of 18 diners, most of them black, that was asked to move because two other customers didn’t want to sit near them. The Vahls said a host at the restaurant asked “What race are you guys?” before seating the group. They said the group left after two managers later asked them to move. “My husband asked him why it mattered and the host responded that a table with 2 of their ‘regular customers’ were next to where we were to be seated and he didn’t want us sitting there because (the customer is) ‘racist,'” Mary Vahl wrote in a now-viral Facebook post. . .The chain said the customer who made the complaint has been permanently banned from every Buffalo Wild Wings location nationwide and the company will hold additional sensitivity and diversity training at all Chicago-area locations.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the main stream media promotes Islam.
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191104/islamic-center-of-wheaton-spreads-message-of-hope-peace-and-faith-solidarity-at-open-mosque-day

DAILY EASTERN NEWS
— Rich Miller talks state government, corruption – Corryn Brock
https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2019/11/04/rich-miller-talks-state-government-corruption/

CAPITOL FAX
— Corruption roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/05/corruption-roundup-4/
— US appellate court upholds ruling against Janus back dues claim
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/05/us-appellate-court-upholds-ruling-against-janus-back-dues-claim/

BREITBART
— Sen. Dick Durbin to India’s Visa Workers: ‘It Is Good that You Come to America’ – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers hint/imply/argue/shout that they prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/11/04/watch-sen-dick-durbin-to-indias-visa-workers-it-is-good-that-you-come-to-america/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of India’s H-1B contract workers surrounded Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to demand he support Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) S.386 bill, which gives citizenship to more Indian graduates if they take jobs from Americans. When confronted in Illinois, Durbin told the Indian contract workers on Sunday that he wants more foreign workers hired in American workplaces:)

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Attorney: Buffalo Wild Wings needs to revamp training
https://apnews.com/999aac0ff262434297c3e468d85203b4

OXFORD EAGLE
— Suspect in Buffalo Wild Wings shooting officially charged – Jake Thompson
https://www.oxfordeagle.com/2019/11/05/suspect-in-buffalo-wild-wings-shooting-officially-charged/

November 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— State Rep. Luis Arroyo resigns after federal corruption charge
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/state-rep-luis-arroyo-resigns-after-federal-corruption-charge/5664397/
— Beto O’Rourke ends 2020 presidential campaign
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/beto-orourke-ends-2020-presidential-campaign/5665098/

NBC5
— Supt. Eddie Johnson Responds to Trump’s Tweet About Him Trump tore into Johnson and the city’s violence in a speech to law enforcement at the city’s McCormick Place Monday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Supt-Eddie-Johnson-Responds-to-Trumps-Tweet-564225691.html
— Trump Bashes Chicago’s Top Cop in Tweet After Visit to City Trump tore into Johnson and the city’s violence in a speech to law enforcement at the city’s McCormick Place Monday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/donald-trump-chicago-police-eddie-johnson-on-crime-violence-564225152.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot fires back after President Trump rips Chicago police superintendent again, accuses him of ‘perpetrating’ a crime wave from the White House – Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-donald-trump-chicago-eddie-johnson-twitter-attack-20191101-tlo6hu4miraytkouxe3xyn5eg4-story.html
— Legislation proposed to ban criminal background checks on public speakers following Tribune stories – JEREMY GORNER and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-background-checks-legislation-20191101-i2vjzqvvjrdwhar2ez3daougue-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Two more marijuana facilities can start growing recreational weed, the state says, bringing total to 9 – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-recreational-marijuana-grow-facilities-20191101-z7qilno6d5bdlh65ubupigv6dm-story.html
— Barack Obama is right about giving ‘woke’ culture a rest. Will progressive Democrats listen? – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-barack-obama-woke-cancel-culture-page-20191101-is2efucd55de3imffpq33mbbm4-story.html
— Democrats and Republicans don’t disagree on everything: Both parties want to spend like there’s no tomorrow – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-medicare-warren-tax-cut-chapman-20191101-5gdv4wf7vjdqdjtey74p7lmrmu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Will Donald Trump upset Lori Lightfoot’s budget? Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget includes $163 million in federal ambulance service reimbursements. The president, recently snubbed by the mayor, may decide to spike it. – Michael Sneed
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/1/20943797/sneed-donald-trump-derail-lori-lightfoot-budget-ambulance-reimbursement-juliana-stratton-library-fee
— If Twitter can stand up for truth and fairness, so can Facebook Political ads on social media are fine, even at times a public service, if vetted for accuracy and decency. Facebook has no excuses for failing to make distinctions. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/1/20942566/twitter-political-ad-ban-lies-facebook-digital-campaign-spending-mark-zuckerberg

DAILY HERALD
— Arroyo resigns after allegations he bribed senator; GOP fingers Link as FBI source – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191101/arroyo-resigns-after-allegations-he-bribed-senator-gop-fingers-link-as-fbi-source

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rep. Arroyo resigns from Illinois House In the wake of being federally charged with corruption, state Rep. Luis Arroyo has stepped down from the Illinois House, Speaker Mike Madigan’s office has confirmed. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/rep-arroyo-resigns-illinois-house

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Reigning Illinois County Fair Queen relieved of her duties – Ken DeCoster
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191101/reigning-illinois-county-fair-queen-relieved-of-her-duties

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Suggests Attacking Criminal Legislators by Passing Penalties They Can Understand
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/01/mcsweeney-suggests-attacking-criminal-legislators-by-passing-penalities-they-can-understand/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives Response to Casten’s Impeachment Vote
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/517578452-ives-response-to-casten-s-impeachment-vote

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Borking of Lawrence VanDyke – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/11/the-borking-of-lawrence-vandyke/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— STATE REP. LUIS ARROYO “RETIRES” ABRUPTLY AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH BRIBERY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/state-rep-arroyo-charged-with-bribery-in-federal-court.html
— LGBT ACTIVISTS DEMAND BUSINESSES CUT TIES WITH CHURCH AFTER SERMON ON TRANSGENDER ISSUES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/lgbt-activists-demand-businesses-cut-ties-with-church-after-sermon-on-transgender-issues.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Boost Your Cannabis License Application by Partnering with Labor
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/01/boost-your-cannabis-license-application-by-partnering-with-labor/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Call to arms: Private group seeks armed volunteers to protect Trump rally-goers – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/1/private-group-seeks-volunteers-conceal-carry-permi/

GOPUSA
— Obama State Dept. used $600K in taxpayer cash for ‘ghost’ Facebook followers
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=78594

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Taking a Stand Against Imperialistic Chinese Censors Beijing is pressuring American companies because it thinks the West is weak. Here’s how businesses can fight back. – DOUG BANDOW (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents side with those who want to censor me.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/taking-a-stand-against-imperialistic-chinese-censors/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘She’s Literally Protected To Lie’: Immigration Chief Reacts To ‘White Supremacist’ Accusation From Debbie Wasserman Schultz – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/01/cuccinelli-accuses-wasserman-schultz-of-lying/

NEWSMAX
— Conservatives Now Have a Reason to Cheer Facebook – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/conservatives-facebook-twitter-political-ads/2019/11/01/id/939770/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Want to Limit Free Speech, Regain an Iron Grip on ‘The Narrative’ – Brad Parscale
https://townhall.com/columnists/bradparscale/2019/11/01/democrats-want-to-limit-free-speech-regain-an-iron-grip-on-the-narrative-n2555740

ONE NEWS NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Campus surveys show disdain for Trump, love for socialism – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/11/01/campus-surveys-show-disdain-for-trump-love-for-socialism

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Impeachment Crazy CNN Already Measuring White House Drapes for President Pelosi – Mike LaChance 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/11/impeachment-crazy-cnn-already-measuring-white-house-drapes-for-president-pelosi/

CNN
— Unemployment may be a near record low, but it’s not all good news for workers – Sven Henrich (DIERSEN: Are you unemployed? I have been unemployed since 1997 when I was 49 years old and underemployed since 1976. If you are underemployed or unemployed, has low unemployment resulted in your getting any job offers? I have not. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would hint/imply/argue/shout that my work experience that ended in 1997 IS STALE, my education that ended in 1997 IS STALE), my professional certifications that I earned in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 ARE STALE, and my professional license that I earned in 1981 IS STALE.) 
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/01/perspectives/unemployment-october-jobs-report/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘There’s Absolutely a Problem Here’: Readers on Long Job Hunts Even in a Strong Labor Market Readers who have struggled to find good jobs despite the strong economy shared their experiences. – Geneva Abdul (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the following do not exist: patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, or retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes glorify and praise, pander to, serve a operatives for, and/or serve as dupes for those who discriminate.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/01/reader-center/job-market.html

ATLANTIC
— Doubt Anyone Who’s Confident That Facebook Should Ban Political Ads We don’t know much at all about how political ads on social media sway the public. – Conor Friedersdorf
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/twitter-facebook-political-ads/601174/

October 22 Evening Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage County Votes to Prohibit Sale of Recreational Cannabis
https://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=61551
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The DuPage County Board voted 10-8 on Tuesday to prohibit the sale of recreational cannabis in unincorporated areas. The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed on June 25, allows the County to pass an ordinance prohibiting the location of cannabis businesses. The Board determined the operation of cannabis businesses presents adverse impacts on the health, safety, and welfare of residents and additional costs and burdens on law enforcement and the judiciary system. The Board did vote, however, to assess the maximum permitted 3 percent sales tax on cannabis sales made at businesses located in DuPage County municipalities in order to help offset increased public safety costs.)

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage prohibits recreational pot sales in unincorporated areas – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191022/dupage-prohibits-recreational-pot-sales-in-unincorporated-areas
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “My opposition to this really comes from public health reasons,” board member Tim Elliott said. “The public health data is clear.” The Glen Ellyn Republican said marijuana legalization will create a variety of problems, including increased cannabis use and addiction. He said the county shouldn’t profit from such sales. Elliott said Illinois lawmakers who supported legalizing marijuana “want county boards to take a share of their responsibility” by allowing such sales. “Springfield is offering us a piece of the action in exchange for our share of responsibility for what I’m certain is going to be a public health problem,” he said. “Let’s not be a party to this.” Still, six of the county board’s seven Democrats and two (Hart and Healy) and of its 11 Republicans voted against the prohibition and in favor of the sale.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191022/debates-over-allowing-legal-cannabis-stores-show-new-law-is-working

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage County Board says no to recreational pot sales, the first county in Illinois to do so – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-bans-pot-sales-st-1023-20191022-uavgoorplneajc4de5fqr7gcwq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The state of Illinois has made it a choice,” said Robert Larsen, R-Wheaton. “The state of Illinois has made a lot of bad choices over the years but we here in DuPage County have made better choices. “We can’t control the fact that they have chosen to legalize this drug everywhere in the state, but we can send the message to our constituents that we don’t want more sales of this in our county.” . . . “If you really believe that legalization is not going to result in greater accessibility and greater illicit use for underage users, please come see me because I have a bridge to sell you,” board member Tim Elliot, R-Glen Ellyn said. “These public health issues are going to happen … and yet we’re considering becoming part of this. Why?” . . . DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin did not vote on this issue, but after the meeting said he likely would have sided with the ban were it necessary for him to make a choice. “We had a healthy, robust debate and the majority says, you know, not now,” Cronin said.)
— President Trump to speak at international police chief’s conference in Chicago – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-to-address-international-chiefs-police-conference-chicago-20191022-cdkuqkhnkven7eas6tbk4ik7we-story.html
— The U. of I., stung by a #MeToo investigation, is now leaning on Title IX to muzzle reporters – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-rachel-otwell-university-illinois-greising-20191017-2d2uin3z2vea5ilj2jv5e5qrba-story.html
— Illinois U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush asks ‘what the hell is wrong with you?’ after Trump tweets that impeachment inquiry is like a ‘lynching’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-nw-donald-trump-impeachment-lynching-bobby-rush-20191022-yu5vycorsrez5k6zkxzz6wqmdy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump to speak to police chiefs group in Chicago Monday; CPD Supt. Johnson to boycott speech Trump, for years a critic of Chicago’s handling of crime, slammed the city in a speech to the police chiefs group at its annual conference last year in Orlando. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/22/20926663/president-donald-trump-speak-police-chiefs-group-chicago
— Pence to visit company run by Lake Forest GOP mega-donors Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein After landing at Waukegan National Airport on Wednesday, Pence will travel to the Uline headquarters in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, just across the border. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/22/20926609/mike-pence-megadonors-richard-elizabeth-uihlein-uline
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/22/20927133/illinois-recreational-cannabis-pot-marijuana-minority-ownership-hb1438-richard-wallace
— Meet the billionaires and millionaires who want a wealth tax The chief argument from these tycoons, financiers and scions is that the government could spend their money more effectively than they could on their own by improving schools, upgrading infrastructure and protecting the environment. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/22/20927160/meet-the-billionaires-and-millionaires-who-want-a-wealth-tax

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
– Warren’s ill-timed insult to Chicago’s new mayor The Democratic presidential hopeful comes to Chicago to preach the gospel of free stuff for the CTU—and sticks Lori Lightfoot with the bill, Greg Hinz writes. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/warrens-ill-timed-insult-chicagos-new-mayor
— Remember Peotone? Pritzker wants to spend $206 million on it Tucked into the governor’s big new transportation plan is spending to build roads through what are now farm fields, to access an airport that may never get built. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/remember-peotone-pritzker-wants-spend-206-million-it

ABC7
— Chicago Teachers Strike: Elizabeth Warren joins Chicago Teachers Union rally as teachers say mayor ‘dashed’ hopes for resolution
https://abc7chicago.com/education/elizabeth-warren-joins-chicago-teachers-rally-on-6th-day-of-strike/5637471/
— President Donald Trump likens impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-trump-likens-impeachment-inquiry-to-a-lynching/5637889/
— Chicago Teachers Strike: Elizabeth Warren joins Chicago Teachers Union rally, CPS cancels classes Wednesday
https://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-cancels-class-wednesday-chicago-teachers-strike-continues-live-update/5637471/
— Damning testimony against President Trump as he ignites ‘lynching’ storm – Chuck Goudie and Christine Tressel
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/damning-testimony-against-president-trump-as-he-ignites-lynching-storm/5639113/

NBC5
— Chicago’s Top Cop Won’t Attend Trump’s Speech at Police Chief Conference Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he looks forward “to hosting America’s police chiefs and collaborating on the best ways to keep our cities safe in the upcoming week,” but he will not hear the president’s speech
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/eddie-johnson-donald-trump-chicago-police-563648651.html

WBBM
— No Amount Of Pot Safe For People In Some Jobs: Safety Group – NANCY HARTY
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/no-amount-pot-safe-people-some-jobs-safety-group

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Republicans here weigh in on Kinzinger’s criticism of Trump – Ken DeCoster
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191022/republicans-here-weigh-in-on-kinzingers-criticism-of-trump

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican should discourage pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-legal-weed-on-the-horizon/article_b71410d5-678a-58de-83a2-50a666b9103a.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Where You’re Born Even Within A Country Still Matters – PIEN HUANG (DIERSEN: Where were you born and raised? I was born in Chicago Heights and raised in Crete.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/where-youre-born-even-within-country-still-matters#stream/0

MADISON RECORD
— AARP poll: 79 percent know people looking to leave Illinois for lower taxes, better run government – Greg Bishop
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/515113290-aarp-poll-79-percent-know-people-looking-to-leave-illinois-for-lower-taxes-better-run-government

WHEATON PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage County Bans Recreational Pot In Unincorporated Areas The board also approved a 3 percent cannabis sales tax for municipalities that opt in. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-bans-recreational-pot-unincorporated-areas

BGA
— University of Illinois Tries to Silence Reporters After Being Stung by #MeToo Investigation Forcing a reporter to identify sources reporting harassment is like a journalistic stop work order. The move by U of I asks employees to surrender First Amendment rights, and appears to misuse Title IX protections. – David Greising
https://www.bettergov.org/news/greising-university-of-illinois-tries-to-silence-reporters-after-being-stung-by-metoo/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Bobby Rush: “I was a part-time dishwasher right there,” he said, pointing to the corner of 63rd and Halsted streets. (DIERSEN: Two things that Rush and I have in common: We both were part-time dish washers and we both worked at 63rd & Halsted.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/10/22/chicagos-commercial-property-tax-puzzle-warren-stopping-in-chicago-pritzkers-road-map-487478

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Maybe the Newcomers Should Produce Copies of their Primary Voting Records
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/il-14-maybe-the-newcomers-should-produce-copies-of-their-primary-voting-records/ 
— Com Ed Favors for Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/com-ed-favors-for-votes/ 
— Jeanne Ives Voted Against Com Ed Legislation Feds Exploring
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/jeanne-ives-voted-against-com-ed-legislation-feds-exploring/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Issues Position Paper on Veterans Affairs, but Not Sure He Knows It
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/21/il-14-james-marter-issues-position-paper-on-veterans-affairs-but-not-sure-he-knows-it/ 
— Tribune Reports DCFS Inspector General Recommends Carlos Acosta’s, Two Others’ Firing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/21/tribune-reports-dcfs-inspector-general-recommends-carlos-acostas-firing/
— IL-14/IL-06: Sue Rezin and Catalina Lauf Added to “Women to Watch” List of Elevate PAC, Jeanne Ives Being Tracked
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/il-14-il-06-sue-rezin-and-catalina-lauf-added-to-women-to-watch-list-of-elevate-pac-jeanne-ives-being-tracked/ 
— Petition for Precinct Committeeperson – No, Really, That’s the New Title
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/22/petition-for-precinct-committeeperson/

WIREPOINTS
— Chicago teachers strike: Why is no one talking about pensions? – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/chicago-teachers-strike-why-is-no-one-talking-about-pensions/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois unemployment rate drops to lowest level on record – Jim Moran
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-unemployment-rate-drops-to-lowest-level-on-record/article_adea6cd2-f420-11e9-beb3-476f159f6d19.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Thomas More Society challenges RHA in federal complaint
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/22/anti-abortion-group-challenges-rha-in-federal-complaint/

GOPUSA
— This is journalism? CNN’s Anderson Cooper mocks White House press secretary
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=78096

AMERICAN THINKER
— Chick-Fil-A expelled from England – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/chickfila_expelled_from_england.html

BREITBART
— Jeb! Bush Takes Aim at President Trump: ‘He’s Not a Victim’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/22/jeb-bush-takes-aim-at-president-trump-hes-not-a-victim/

NEWSMAX
— Durbin: GOP Leaders ‘Fed Up for a Long Time’ With Trump – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/dick-durbin-republicans/2019/10/22/id/938185/
— Are Federal-Jobs Benefits as Great as They Should Be? – Mario Henry 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/mariohenry/federal-jobs-benefits-fber/2019/10/22/id/938223/

ONE NEWS NOW
— LaBarbera: Lies can’t redefine truth The LGBT movement has suffered another setback in its bid to normalize sinful behavior. – Charlie Butts
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2019/10/22/labarbera-lies-cant-redefine-truth

NATIONAL REVIEW
— A License to Discriminate – PETER KIRSANOW (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to give preference to young Democrat minorities and to young Democrat females, that is, to discriminate against old White males.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/a-license-to-discriminate/

THE HILL
— Sanctuary city policies are a threat to decent people – KEN BLACKWELL
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/466977-sanctuary-city-policies-are-a-threat-to-decent-people
— Trump compares impeachment inquiry to a ‘lynching’ – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466832-trump-compares-impeachment-inquiry-to-a-lynching

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Target Slashes Employees’ Hours After Raising Its Minimum Wage to $15 An Hour – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/target-slashes-employees-hours-after-raising-its-starting-wage-to-15-an-hour/

October 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Orland Park Village Board votes unanimously to ban weed sales
https://abc7chicago.com/business/orland-park-village-board-votes-unanimously-to-ban-weed-sales/5613906/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois’ automatic voter registration delays worry experts – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-automatic-voter-registration-delays-worry-experts

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-trump-somalis-20191011-story.html
— Video gambling owner pitching racetrack casino is in business with family whose financial ties to mob figures sunk Rosemont casino – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-gold-rush-suspenzi-parkway-bank-racino-20191012-aahndaqodvcdrgnow4a5g25yoy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Orland Park Village Board votes unanimously to ban weed sales The vote was passed Monday, citing “the importance of sustaining Orland Park’s family values and public safety.” – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/12/20911330/orland-park-weed-sales-ban-pot-marijuana-cannabis

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Republican lawmaker David McSweeney files bill to reinstate death penalty – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20191012/republican-lawmaker-files-bill-to-reinstate-death-penalty

QUAD CITY TIMES
— ‘Stop the Madness’: Anti-impeachment protestors turn out in Quad-Cities – Tom Loewy
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/stop-the-madness-anti-impeachment-protestors-turn-out-in-quad/article_c0572d7d-f34b-52bf-8a3b-ee2d1d2bec4e.html

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Voters must ‘cut through the outrageous attacks’ and focus on policy positions, Rep. Morrison says – Glenn Minnis
https://northcooknews.com/stories/514795658-voters-must-cut-through-the-outrageous-attacks-and-focus-on-policy-positions-rep-morrison-says

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Sixth District candidate Kinzler condemns ‘dirty politics’ but concedes that GOP ‘infighting’ is alive and well – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/514795687-sixth-district-candidate-kinzler-condemns-dirty-politics-but-concedes-that-gop-infighting-is-alive-and-well

FOX NEWS
— Trump has improved lives of black Americans and deserves their support – Charlie Kirk 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/charlie-kirk-black-americans-great

AMERICAN THINKER
— Julian Castro late to the party, claiming he wants to help gays – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/julian_castro_late_to_the_party_claiming_he_wants_to_help_gays.html
— No fool like an old fool: Hanoi Jane Fonda makes another comeback – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/no_fool_like_an_old_fool_hanoi_jane_fonda_is_back.html
— Republican Versus Democratic Occupations – Noel S. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/republican_versus_democratic_occupations.html
— Shep Smith is out at Fox News: Conservatives agree that it’s about time – Peter Barry Chowka
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/shep_smith_is_out_at_fox_news_conservatives_agree_that_its_about_time.html

DAILY WIRE
— Surrendering To SPLC’s Lazy Media Lemmings – Michelle Malkin
https://www.dailywire.com/news/malkin-surrendering-to-splcs-lazy-media-lemmings

TOWNHALL
— The Left Has Gone Mad – Jeff Crouere
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffcrouere/2019/10/12/the-left-has-gone-mad-n2554619

ONE NEWS NOW
— The Values Voter Summit continues to preserve faith, family, and freedom in 2019 – J.M. Phelps
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/10/12/the-values-voter-summit-continues-to-preserve-faith-family-and-freedom-in-2019

June 20 Evening Edition

NBC5
— 2 More Illinois Democrats Call for Impeachment Inquiry Casten and Schakowsky bring the total number of Illinois representatives supporting an impeachment inquiry to seven – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/sean-casten-jan-schakowsky-impeachment-inquiry-511580021.html

ABC7
— University Park residents’ frustration grows over high lead levels in water (DIERSEN: I drank University Park water 1972-1976.)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/university-park-residents-frustration-grows-over-high-lead-levels-in-water/5355805/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Sean Casten backs Trump impeachment inquiry, sparking campaign issue in once strongly Republican district – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-sean-casten-donald-trump-impeachment-20190620-cle5i6byj5cjlkxb3pegoc3tpu-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Casten was one of two Democrats to flip traditionally Republican seats in 2018, defeating six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton 54 percent to 46 percent, a margin of 22,556 votes out of more than 315,000 ballots cast in the 6th Congressional District. The district includes what once was the heart of suburban Republicanism. But GOP support in DuPage County has been gradually eroding — in 2016 a majority of DuPage voters backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, and in 2018 they supported Democrat J.B. Pritzker for governor. Casten becomes the third House Democrat from a competitive district to back an impeachment inquiry in recent days, joining U.S. Reps. Katie Porter of California and Tom Malinowski of New Jersey. They are among 44 legislators the DCCC says represent districts that are key to maintaining a House majority in 2020. U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood of Naperville, the other Democrat who flipped an Illinois suburban seat in 2018 by defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren of Plano, has supported the House leadership efforts to further investigations into Trump in lieu of opening impeachment proceedings.)
— Gov. Pritzker creates office, advisory panel dedicated to 2020 census outreach – ELVIA MALAGÓN (DIERSEN: One could expect that Illinois Democrats are ramping up their efforts to get illegals to come to Illinois and to stay in Illinois for the census count.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-2020-census-pritzker-office-20190620-oxy2tpuqzjellemjqqddeital4-story.html
— Illinois politicians have school choice. But they want to curb it for other people’s kids. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-charter-school-commission-choice-pritzker-20190620-y5xflhc7x5brxmcgqucycfrnz4-story.html
— Own property on Chicago’s North Side or central core? Expect a big tax hike – Juan Perez Jr.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-property-tax-rates-20190620-bfitrcrzj5aqfp3ebglqp4s2l4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker details census battle plan, warning ‘billions of dollars in federal funding are on the line’ With the state losing population, and a potential citizenship question that could scare off immigrant communities, Illinois stands to lose U.S. House seats and about $120 million a year if just a 1% drop is recorded. – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: One could expect that Illinois Democrats are ramping up their efforts to get illegals to come to Illinois and to stay in Illinois for the census count.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/6/20/18693224/pritzker-census-battle-plan-billions-dollars-federal-funding-congressional-seats
— Property tax pinch: Average North Sider’s bill to rise by $536, South Sider’s by $23 Across the county, bills increased by 3.7 percent from 2017 to 2018. The assessor’s office divides the county into northern, central and southern areas; the northern area had the highest average increase of the three. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/6/20/18693340/property-tax-bills-cook-county-increase-north-side

DAILY HERALD
— Schakowsky, Casten join calls for Trump impeachment – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190620/schakowsky-casten-join-calls-for-trump-impeachment
— More elections are not the answer – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190620/editorial-more-elections-are-not-the-answer
— OUTSTANDING: DuPage may require background checks, inspections for adult businesses – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190620/dupage-may-require-background-checks-inspections-for-adult-businesses
— Democrats, Lauzen relationship hits new low over Longmeadow Parkway funding – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190620/democrats-lauzen-relationship-hits-new-low-over-longmeadow-parkway-funding

WTTW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker Expected to Sign Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Week – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2019/06/20/pritzker-expected-sign-marijuana-legalization-bill-next-week
— Remembering ‘Chicago Tonight’ Founder John Callaway
https://news.wttw.com/2019/06/20/remembering-chicago-tonight-founder-john-callaway

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Donald Tracy resigns as gaming board chairman – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190620/tracy-resigns-as-gaming-board-chairman

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Casten in support of Trump impeachment inquiry
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/06/20/casten-in-support-of-trump-impeachment-inquiry/acc27dj/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Pritzker says Illinois will pull out all stops to ensure accurate census count in 2020 – KAVAHN MANSOURI (DIERSEN: One could expect that Illinois Democrats are ramping up their efforts to get illegals to come to Illinois and to stay in Illinois for the census count.)
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article231787323.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Will County clerk recruiting election judges for 2020
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/06/19/will-county-clerk-recruiting-election-judges-for-2020/aaz6hof/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Truck drivers held to high standards when it comes to marijuana – Leslie Moreno (DIERSEN: Who do you have to depend on? How much THC should those who you have to depend on be allowed to have in their system?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/truck-drivers-held-to-high-standards-when-it-comes-to-marijuana

NPR ILLINOIS
— Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here’s How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/legal-weed-danger-dogs-heres-how-know-if-your-pup-got-pot#stream/0

WISH TV
— How Indiana is keeping marijuana out of the state – David Williams
https://www.wishtv.com/news/indiana-news/how-indiana-is-keeping-marijuana-out-of-the-state/2088829659

MCHENRY COUNTY
— Casten Calls for Trump Impeachment Inquiry, Sanguinetti Says He’s “Extreme”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/20/casten-calls-for-trump-impeachment-inquiry-sanguinetti/ 
— Algonquin Township Board Meeting Again to Appoint Temporary Deputy Supervisor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/20/algonquin-township-board-meeting-again-to-appoint-temporary-deputy-supervisor/ 
— Algonquin Township Board Refuses to Pay $1,562.50 Lukasik Legal Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/20/algonquin-township-board-refuses-to-pay-1562-50-lukasik-legal-bill/ 
— Algonquin Township Clerk Lukasik Exit Strategy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/20/lukasik-exit-strategy/ 
— Oberweis Announces Official Opening of Crystal Lake Campaign Office Saturday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/20/oberweis-announces-official-opening-of-crystal-lake-campaign-office/ 
— Turnover in the Algonquin Township Road District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/20/turnover-in-the-algonquin-township-road-district/ 
— Must All Algonquin Township Board Votes Now Be Unanimous?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/19/must-all-algonquin-township-board-votes-now-be-unanimous/ 
— Algonquin Township Board Appoints Supervisor Chuck Lutzow’s Wife Darlene as Temporary Deputy Supervisor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/19/algonquin-township-board-appoints-supervisor-chuck-lutzows-wife-darlene-as-temporary-deputy-supervisor/ 
— Skillicorn Plans End-of-Session Report for June 20th in Algonquin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/19/skillicorn-plans-end-of-session-report-for-june-20th-in-algonquin/

CAPITOL FAX
— Chairman Donald Tracy steps down from Gaming Board
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/20/chairman-tracy-steps-down-from-gaming-board/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gov. Kate Brown deploys Oregon State Police after Republicans flee Capitol – AP (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats, Illinois Libertarians, and Illinois Greens want Illinois Republicans to flee the state.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/20/kate-brown-oregon-governor-deploys-state-police-af/
— Nancy Pelosi prefers border chaos – Matt Mackowiak
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/19/nancy-pelosi-prefers-border-chaos/

TOWNHALL
— Conservative Group Explains Why, Despite Disliking Trump, They Are Working to Re-elect Him – Cortney O’Brien
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/06/20/conservative-group-explains-why-despite-disliking-trump-they-are-working-to-reelect-him-n2548638

FOX NEWS
— Illegal immigrants from 52 countries crossed US-Mexico border this year – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/illegal-immigrants-from-52-countries-crossed-u-s-mexico-border-this-year-top-official-says

DAILY CALLER
— 2020 DEMOCRAT CALLS ICE ACTIONS ‘NO DIFFERENT’ THAN NAZI TREATMENT OF JEWS – Jason Hopkins
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/20/williamson-compares-ice-nazi-germany/
— HUNDREDS OF ILLEGAL MIGRANTS CARRY CRIMINAL HISTORIES, DHS INVESTIGATION FINDS – Jason Hopkins
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/20/migrant-caravans-carried-criminal-history/
— WHY WONT LEFT-WING SANCTUARY CITIES WELCOME THE DIVERSITY OF ASYLUM SEEKERS? – Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/20/illegal-immigrants-leftist-cities/

BREITBART
— Michael Savage Warns: Stalled Immigration Agenda Leaves Trump Vulnerable – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/06/20/michael-savage-warns-stalled-immigration-agenda-leaves-trump-vulnerable/

PJ MEDIA
— If Biden Is a Racist, Why Did the Media and Other Dems Let Him Stand Next to Obama for Eight Years? – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/if-biden-is-a-racist-why-did-the-media-and-other-dems-let-him-stand-next-to-obama-for-eight-years/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Leftists Love Irritating Us
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/06/20/leftists-love-irritating-us/

GOPUSA
— Donald Trump Jr. blasts Teen Vogue for op-ed declaring that ‘sex work is real work’ (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats and the Libertarians officially promote prostitution?) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=71277
— Ilhan Omar calls for federal ban on free lunch shaming (DIERSEN: To pay the family’s bills, my outstanding father almost always worked second jobs including playing music, fast food, and delivering eggs.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=71274

WORLD NET DAILY
— 1,500 CARAVAN MEMBERS HAD U.S. CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS DHS data refutes Dem claims about Central American migrants
https://www.wnd.com/2019/06/1500-caravan-members-had-u-s-criminal-convictions/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Illinois’ Legalization of Marijuana May Change the Drug-Free Workplace Landscape (DIERSEN: To use pot is to impair yourself. I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise stoners.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/illinois-legalization-marijuana-may-change-drug-free-workplace-landscape

JD SUPRA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Poised to Protect Marijuana Users from Adverse Employment Actions as Part of Marijuana Legalization Legislation (DIERSEN: To use pot is to impair yourself. I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise stoners.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-poised-to-protect-marijuana-76364/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Courts Are Siding with Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana (DIERSEN: To use pot is to impair yourself. I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise stoners.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/courts-are-siding-with-employees-who-37883/?

HUFFINGTON POST
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds Of Civil Rights Groups Ask Congress To Decriminalize Migration – Roque Planas
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hundreds-of-civil-rights-groups-ask-congress-to-decriminalize-migration_n_5d0b9f34e4b06ad4d25c98d4

BOSTON HERALD
— How Democrats are hurting immigrants at the border – JAY AMBROSE
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/06/20/how-democrats-are-hurting-immigrants-at-the-border/

June 14 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational marijuana use a bad idea in Illinois
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-speak-out-st-0616-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says no summer vacations for Chicago police brass, but one leader still took a trip – Gregory Pratt and Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-no-police-brass-summer-vacations-20190614-story.html
— Marijuana dispensary rolls out its own credit card as weed industry works to go beyond cash-only sales – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-credit-card-20190614-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot faces limited options to fill deep city budget hole – John Byrne and Rick Pearson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-lori-lightfoot-springfield-revenue-20190613-story.html
— SALT and the ‘Pritzker Tax’: One more reason for Illinois taxpayers to rebel – Editorial (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-taxes-treasury-illinois-pritzker-20190616-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lori Lightfoot going on Stephen Colbert show, speaking at Democratic LGBTQ fundraiser In New York trip, mayor will debut on Colbert, mine the high-roller gay Democratic community and meet with former and present Mayors Bloomberg and de Blasio. – Fran Spielman and Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/6/14/18679120/lori-lightfoot-stephen-colbert-lgbtq-fundraising-new-york
— Take a stand for vigilance and untainted elections No one should try to gain political advantage by looking the other way when hostile powers try to undermine American independence by tilting our electoral playing field. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/14/18679382/trump-russians-election-integrity-politics
— Illinois is far from competitive with states that poach our college students In 2002, about 23 percent of high school students chose out-of-state colleges. By 2017, that was up to almost 50 percent. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/6/14/18679522/illinois-higher-education-budget-universities

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County mayors pleased by what just came out of Springfield – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190614/dupage-county-mayors-pleased-by-what-just-came-out-of-springfield

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Who’s really in charge in Springfield? This giveaway to teachers unions is the strongest sign yet that the Democrats who control both houses of the General Assembly as well as the Governor’s Mansion work for them and no one else. – Editorial
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/whos-really-charge-springfield
— Here’s what Pritzker offered the state’s biggest union The details of a proposed eight-year contract with AFSCME finally leaked, and critics are charging that the Illinois governor gave his union allies too good of a deal. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/heres-what-pritzker-offered-states-biggest-union

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— No, Aaron Schock is not running for Congress right now – Chris Kaergard 
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190614/no-aaron-schock-is-not-running-for-congress-right-now

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Legislators made statements about issues ahead of session. Did they follow through? – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article231262058.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— First Santa, Now Drag Queens: Macy’s Celebrates “Pride” Month – Wendy Wilson 
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/first-santa-now-drag-queens-macys-celebrates-pride-month/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER SOUTH SUBURBAN VILLAGE PRESIDENT ADMITS EMBEZZLING FUNDS TO GAMBLE AT JOLIET CASINOS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/former-south-suburban-village-president-admits-embezzling-funds-to-gamble-at-joliet-casinos.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Oberweis praises sponsors for making tax hike “happen,” then blasts opponent who voted for it
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/14/congressional-candidate-praises-tax-hike-sponsors-for-their-work-blasts-opponent-who-voted-for-it/

GOPUSA
— 12 white male cops sue San Francisco for discrimination
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=71025

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger blames Iran for oil tanker attacks: ‘They’re lashing out, no doubt’ – Bailey Vogt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/14/adam-kinzinger-blames-iran-for-oil-tanker-attacks-/
— Feds to warn immigrants about welfare use USCIS chief says sponsors will pay back ‘every dollar’ immigrants use – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: What percent of illegals need/want welfare – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/14/feds-warn-immigrants-about-welfare-use/

DAILY CALLER
— SCOTUS FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES PROMPT CRITICISM OVER TRIPS, STOCK HOLDINGS – Kevin Daley 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/14/supreme-court-financial-disclosure/
— EMPLOYEES TURN THEIR BACKS ON AG SECRETARY IN SILENT PROTEST – Shelby Talcott
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/14/sonny-perdue-silent-protest-kansas-city/

BLAZE
— Florida GOP governor signs law banning sanctuary cities He said that this bill was in the interest of ‘public safety’ – Mike Ciandella
https://www.theblaze.com/news/florida-gop-governor-signs-law-banning-sanctuary-cities

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Will Trump Voters Run Out of Patience on Immigration?
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/06/14/will-trump-voters-run-out-patience-on-immigration/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Steadfast Trump Fan, Never Wavered – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/business/media/sarah-sanders-trump.html
— The Case for Gay Reparation Other countries are taking steps to atone for their shameful past treatment of L.G.B.T. people. The United States should too. – Omar G. Encarnación
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/opinion/gay-reparation-stonewall.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US – AP (DIERSEN: While all my ancestors immigrated before the Civil War, they always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ap-explains-juneteenth-celebrates-end-of-slavery-in-the-us/2019/06/14/c7342f4a-8ed9-11e9-b6f4-033356502dce_story.html
— Democratic contenders bash Fox News on Fox News – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/democratic-contenders-bash-fox-news-on-fox-news/2019/06/14/1c12dc44-8ee6-11e9-b6f4-033356502dce_story.html

June 11 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 3 Evening Edition

NBC5
— How Will Legal Weed Work in the Workplace? Illinois’ Pot Q&A With recreational marijuana becoming legal next year, there are a growing number of questions still to be answered. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup reports. (DIERSEN: To drink booze and to smoke pot is to impair yourself. Why would any employer hire, retain, or promote those who impair themselves? Pot stays in your system far longer than booze. One reason why IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO promoted me in 1986 is that unlike many of my coworkers, I did not drink booze.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/How-Will-Legal-Pot-Work-in-the-Workplace-Your-Questions-Answered–510778202.html
— Here’s What You’ll Pay More For as Lawmakers Approve New Taxes The state construction plan aims to bring billions of dollars in new taxes and fees to fund it
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/new-taxes-illinois-springfield-lawmakers-510774341.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND Tragic: Recreational marijuana goes on sale Jan. 1 in Illinois. Dispensaries are already getting ready. – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-where-to-buy-marijuana-in-illinois-20190603-story.html
— Pritzker said ‘Think big.’ Lawmakers taxed big and spent big. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-foid-taxes-dcfs-casino-20190603-story.html
— If you own a car, smoke or buy gas in Illinois you will be paying more: A look at what fees and taxes state lawmakers hiked – Jamie Munks
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-illinois-legislature-tax-fee-hikes-20190603-story.html
— Ties between lawmakers and the gambling industry? The IG should investigate. – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-perspec-mcqueary-brady-video-gambling-ethics-20190603-story.html
— Rep. Grant Wehrli Points to Flawed Process when Rejecting Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-rep-grant-wehrli-points-to-flawed-process-wh-2019-06-03-story.html
— General Assembly OKs $100 million for proposed Metra extension into Kendall County – Linda Girardi
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kendall-metra-extension-st-0604-story.html
— Waukegan casino OK’d by General Assembly would be ‘big shot in the arm’ to area towns, Lake County – Emily K. Coleman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-waukegan-casino-next-st-0604-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Student loan debts could be wiped out through Durbin’s bankruptcy relief bill The Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019 would allow the loans to be treated like nearly all other forms of consumer debt. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/3/18650697/student-borrower-bankruptcy-relief-act-college-loans-dick-durbin
— Legal pot, Chicago casino still on horizon — but gas tax just around the bend Just in time for summer road trips, the 19-cent bump in the gas tax will be enacted July 1 — the same day that state lawmakers will see a $1,600-a-year salary increase. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/3/18651159/legal-pot-chicago-casino-gas-tax-pritzker-july-1-summer

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois marijuana growers plan hiring binge – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/illinois-marijuana-growers-plan-hiring-binge

WGN RADIO
— Representative Jim Durkin (R-82) on fighting the good Springfield fight
https://wgnradio.com/2019/06/03/representative-jim-durkin-r-82-on-fighting-the-good-springfield-fight/

OUR QUAD CITIES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Local dispensary already planning expand with legalization of marijuana in Illinois – Kelley Bowles
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-dispensary-already-planning-expand-with-legalization-of-marijuana-in-illinois/2049874314

WREX
— $275 million set aside for Rockford passenger rail in state capital spending plan
https://wrex.com/category/2019/06/03/275-million-set-aside-for-rockford-passenger-rail-in-state-capital-spending-plan/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— GOP chairman: ‘fair tax’ punishes taxpayers – Jenna Lyons 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512602150-gop-chairman-fair-tax-punishes-taxpayers
— Illinois Policy Institute CEO says voters may reject ‘fair tax’ in 2020 – Jenna Lyons
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512602164-illinois-policy-institute-ceo-says-voters-may-reject-fair-tax-in-2020

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Budget ‘does nothing to stem the tide’ of those wanting to flee Illinois, Rep. Batinick cautions – Glenn Minnis 
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512601662-budget-does-nothing-to-stem-the-tide-of-those-wanting-to-flee-illinois-rep-batinick-cautions

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHAT THE GOV HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE 101ST SESSION’S “PROGRESS”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/what-the-gov-had-to-say-about-the-101st-sessions-progress.html
— IL GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS 101ST SESSION – AND HISTORY WAS MADE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/il-general-assembly-adjourns-101st-session-and-history-was-made.html
— IL GUN OWNERS ESCAPE MORE FEES, REGS AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/il-gun-owners-escape-more-fees-and-regulations-as-general-assembly-adjourns.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis legalization to create “hiring boom” with unionized workers
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/03/cannabis-legalization-to-create-hiring-boom-with-unionized-workers/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Gaming roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/03/gaming-roundup/

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— AFA statement on President Trump and the LGBT agenda
https://www.afa.net/activism/action-alerts/2019/afa-statement-on-president-trump-and-the-lgbt-agenda/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Why Victims’ Rights Laws Are a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing A billionaire’s emotional crusade to amend every state constitution could have disastrous consequences. – MATTHEW HARWOOD
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-victims-rights-laws-are-a-wolf-in-sheeps-clothing/
— The Dictatorship of the Young Youth is everything in today’s culture, while the wisdom of our elders is being pushed aside. – DAVID MASCIOTRA
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-dictatorship-of-the-young/

BREITBART
— Virginia Tech Offers 10 Different Graduation Ceremonies for Black, LGBT, Asian Students – TOM CICCOTTA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote segregation.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/06/03/virginia-tech-offers-10-different-graduation-ceremonies-for-black-lgbtq-asian-students/

May 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Violent Memorial Day weekend leaves 27 shot, 5 killed
https://abc7chicago.com/27-shot-5-killed-in-memorial-day-weekend-gun-violence/5317857/

NBC5
— States Move to Outlaw ‘Prison Gerrymandering’: Where Do Inmates Really Live? Last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, signed a bill to make his state the latest to require that prisoners be counted at their pre-incarceration addresses — instead of where they’re serving time
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/States-Outlaw-Prison-Gerrymandering-Inmates-510454311.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Gillibrand suggests Trump’s only accomplishments are ‘hurting people,’ only motivation is ‘cruelty’
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/gillibrand-suggests-trump-s-only-accomplishments-are-hurting-people-only-motivation-is-cruelty-

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Harriet Tubman is unwelcomed on Donald Trump’s $20 bills.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/26/18638906/harriet-tubman-20-bill-andrew-jackson-laura-washington

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Graduated tax amendment heads to House floor
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/CAPITOL-RECAP-Graduated-tax-amendment-heads-to-13898132.php
— ‘Never seen anything like it’: Illinois farmers facing a challenging year for planting, markets – Rosalind Essig
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/8216-Never-seen-anything-like-it-8217-13898089.php

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Dead People Can’t Collect Fat Pensions – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, everyone who is in line to get a pension or is getting a pension is demonized, denigrated, and condemned. I am not happy at all that for the rest of my life, I will be ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and condemned for getting a Civil Service Retirement System pension.) 
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/dead-people-cant-collect-pensions
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The writer threatened mass assassinations for pretty much everyone who receives a state government pension, including survivors and heirs. To avoid this fate, the author demanded in the form letter that the pension actuarial tables be changed and the state’s constitution be amended to remove the pension protection clause before instituting a graduated income tax. The writer also demanded unspecified “cap$ and clawback$ for outrageous$ pension payout$” and local government consolidation. He or she also demanded the end of pension double-dipping and “playing salary games at career’s end to max out your take.”)

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters say: Trump pushes the myth of social-media persecution against conservatives.
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-trump-pushes-the-myth-of-social-media-persecution-against/article_913213e2-b606-510e-a85e-71dd474e9c29.html

MCHENRY TIMES
— Rep. Skillicorn suggests waiting for ‘Feds’ before moving on – and taxing for – infrastructure plan – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/512565646-rep-skillicorn-suggests-waiting-for-feds-before-moving-on-and-taxing-for-infrastructure-plan

CITY OF WHEATON
— CITY COUNCIL PLANNING SESSION AGENDA Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7 P.M.
https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_05282019-1184
(FROM THE AGENDA: East Roosevelt Road Corridor)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 2020 Democrats working to better connect with LGBTQ voters – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/26/2020-democrats-working-to-better-connect-with-lgbt/
— How to deal with the media and its biases – John R. Coyne Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/26/book-review-unfreedom-of-the-press-mark-r-levin/
— Nine Klansmen met by 350 officers, 600 counter-protesters at Ohio KKK rally – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: This sends a strong message that sooner or later, those who defend Whites will be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/26/nine-klansmen-met-350-officers-600-counter-protest/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Former pro-Trump contributors say CNN is out to get Trump – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/former-pro-trump-contributors-say-cnn-is-out-to-get-trump

CBS NEWS
— Beto O’Rourke says migrant families “pose no threat or danger” to the U.S. – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/beto-orourke-on-face-the-nation-migrant-families-pose-no-threat-or-danger-to-us/

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Migrant Family Takes a Greyhound Across America – Miriam Jordan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats glorify and praise those who come to America illegally and who stay in America illegally.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/26/us/greyhound-immigration.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump falls short on infrastructure after promising to build roads, bridges and consensus – Toluse Olorunnipa and Mike DeBonis
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-falls-short-on-infrastructure-after-promising-to-build-roads-bridges-and-consensus/2019/05/26/1027446e-7c9f-11e9-8bb7-0fc796cf2ec0_story.html

TIME
— Donald Trump Campaigned as a President for LGBTQ Americans. But He Keeps Rolling Back Protections for Them – ABBY VESOULIS (DIERSEN: Who should be protected from who? According to Democrats, a) LGBTQers, b) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, c) liberals and moderates, d) those who have less money, e) minorities, f) females, g) veterans, h) non-Protestants, i) non-German Americans, j) non-citizens, k) non-gun owners, and l) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time NEED PROTECTION FROM a) heterosexuals, b) Republicans, c) conservatives, d) those who have more money, e) Whites, f) males, g) non-veterans, h) Protestants, i) German Americans, j) U.S. citizens, k) gun owners, and l) those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://time.com/5595474/donald-trump-roll-back-transgender-protections/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Lakeshore Sport and Fitness to Pay $45,000 To Settle EEOC Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit. Chicago Fitness Club Tolerated Sexual Harassment of Restaurant Employees and Fired Complainant, Federal Agency Charged. (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile rescinded a job offer that I had accepted saying that it has just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/lakeshore-sport-and-fitness-to-pay-45000-to-settle-eeoc-harassment-and-retaliation

NASDAQ
— Don’t Expect Quick U.S. Marijuana Legalization Based on Polls Showing Support: There’s a Big Gotcha – Keith Speights
https://www.nasdaq.com/article/dont-expect-quick-us-marijuana-legalization-based-on-polls-showing-support-theres-a-big-gotcha-cm1154640

MEDIAITE
— Kinzinger Hits Trump Hard on Twitter for Teaming Up With Kim Jong Un to Bash Biden – Caleb Howe
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/republican-congressman-hits-trump-hard-on-twitter-for-teaming-up-with-kim-jong-un-to-bash-biden/

REASON
— Beto O’Rourke Wants To Legalize Weed and Expunge Records, Too Anti-prohibitionists are now trying to help those still impacted by old drug convictions. – ZURI DAVIS (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who seek or hold government or political jobs or positions should disclose anything that they have had expunged from their records. Your past predicts your future. Those who seek or hold government or political jobs or positions should be held to much higher standards.) 
https://reason.com/2019/05/22/beto-orourke-wants-to-legalize-weed-and-expunge-records-too/