— 11 of 13 Illinois Democrats in U.S. House now back impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as U.S. Rep. Bill Foster signs on – RICK PEARSON
— OUTSTANDING: La Grange Park bans recreational marijuana sales – HANK BECKMAN
— Deerfield residents voice concerns with recreational marijuana sales as commission favors regulation – STEVE SADIN (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county want pot to be sold in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?)
— Kellyanne Conway responds to Taylor Swift by singing her lyrics to ‘Calm Down’ – CHRIS WILLMAN
— Illinois Dems are lining up to impeach Trump. Or not. – Editorial
— Illinois State Police say 256 revoked gun license holders were brought into compliance within months. Tens of thousands likely remain. – SARAH FREISHTAT
— Woke capitalism sells out conservatives. It can sell out their opponents too. – MEGAN MCARDLE
— Arlington’s future in doubt as owners pass on casino expansion, threaten to move track The horse-racing industry had lobbied for slots and table games for years, but the corporate owners of Arlington Racecourse say Illinois’ market is “untenable” for their expansion. – Mitchell Armentrout
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: By definition, you cannot be both a LGBTQer and conservative.
— Vaping: 5 things you should know about the controversial smoking alternative Vaping is even more addictive than smoking because the concentrated liquid is more quickly metabolized, says one expert.
— McDonald’s says it will provide sexual harassment training to every U.S. employee In a 2016 survey of 1,271 U.S. female fast food workers, 40% said they faced sexual harassment on the job. – AP
— OUTSTANDING: Batavia mayor: I will never allow recreational marijuana sales – Bob Oswald
— Arlington Park won’t seek casino license, casting track’s future in doubt – Eric Peterson
— Duchossois: It’s not over for Arlington until the legislature says it’s over – Jim O’Donnell
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “No barrier too high in Trump’s pursuit of border wall.”
— Gurnee surveying residents before deciding on marijuana sales – Jennifer Shea (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county want pot to be sold in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?)
— Tech firms struggle to police content while avoiding bias – AP
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Arlington Racecourse owner threatens to end racing Churchill Downs blames prohibitive tax rates that would penalize it relative to competing Chicago-area casinos. – STEVEN R. STRAHLER
— Another impeachment domino falls in Illinois congressional delegation The Chicago area’s Democratic U.S. representatives are now unanimous—almost—in calling for the House to open a formal inquiry over whether to impeach President Donald Trump. – GREG HINZ
— Pritzker not willing to overrule weed regulators in location fight—yet The governor is trying to balance the unexpected woes of weed companies with critics who think they got special treatment. – JOHN PLETZ
— Chicago’s debt may be worse than expected, mayor tells aldermen – Craig Wall
— Foster, Krishnamoorthi Voice Support for Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump – Shelby Bremer
— Congressman Bill Foster Latest To Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Whites and against men.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want criminals to be pot pushers.
— Presidential candidate fought eviction, owed thousands in late rent, records show Presidential candidate owed thousands in late rent, records show – KATIE SMITH
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— New state gun law already facing court battle
— Lynn Robbins For Wheaton City Council, West District: Patch Candidate Profile She is a construction project manager running for Wheaton City Council, West District – Patrick Martin
— DuPage County Weighs Recreational Pot Sales – Lisa Marie Farver
OAK LAWN PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
— State lawmakers offer taxation advice they should follow – Brett Rowland
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Third National Interview for Catalina Lauf
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf: “I’m not anti-anyone, I’m pro-America!”
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Wins FreedomWorks Endorsement, Evelyn Sanguinetti Celebrates Fox River Grove Centennial
— McConchie ADA Report Bill Signed into Law
— State Ignores Sixth Largest County–McHenry–in Rollout of New Dementia Centers, DuPage & Lake Skipped Over, Too
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives Named a “GOP Woman to Watch” by the Washington Examiner
— THORNER: ILLINOIS CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISTS ENERGIZED AFTER ONE-DAY CONFERENCE
— And then there were two: Lipinski and Bustos
— More unhinged rhetoric from the left: Dems call for violence against GOP – Tammy Bruce
— Five new GOP women to watch in 2020 – Carol Davis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Jeanne Ives is a former U.S. Army platoon leader and former three-term Republican state representative challenging Democrat Sean Casten in Illinois’ sixth district. She’s no stranger to taking on the entrenched interests of the party establishment and has proven again and again to be a grassroots favorite. This should come as no surprise at a time when all too many Republicans are prone to cede ground on the issue of fiscal responsibility. Ives has instead made sticking up for the Illinois taxpayer a cornerstone of her platform.)
— An immoral third candidate defeats the case for voting outside of the lesser of two evils – Tiana Lowe
— Donald Trump Hits ‘New Fox News’ for Letting Supporters Down – CHARLIE SPIERING
— Beto O’Rourke Campaign Claims Breitbart Reporter Ejected to Protect Black Students – JOSHUA CAPLAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, and RINOs who have ejected me since 2000.)
— Border apprehensions continue to drop, but are agents freed up to actually patrol? – Daniel Horowitz
— They Dish It Out But Can’t Take It – L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
— Joe Walsh’s Former Campaign Manager Airs Dirty Laundry On Client’s White House Bid – CHRIS WHITE
— NYT Does It Again: Changes Piece After Left-Wing Backlash, Adds ‘Racist’ References – JAMES BARRETT
— O’Rourke: Abortions 24 hours before childbirth are part of protected legal ‘achievements’
— GOP Challenger Joe Walsh Got Duped by Borat, Endorsed Giving Guns to American Toddlers – JIM TREACHER
— Trump: Fox Is Dead — Time To Find A “A New News Outlet” – ED MORRISSEY
— NYT: Don’t Expose Our Journalists’ Racist Comments Leftmedia cries foul over conservative news exposing leftist racism on social media.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred of Whites and hatred of America.
NEW YORK TIMES
— China Is Using LinkedIn to Recruit Spies
NEW YORK POST
— Video shows miles of newly constructed Mexico border wall – Bob Fredericks
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump haters promote hatred against Whites and hatred against America.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Immigration, Sponsorship and Public Charge The Public Charge concept has been around since the still-English colony of Massachusetts adopted it in 1646. – George A. Vandeman, Playa del Rey, California (DIERSEN: Democrats want public charges because public charges vote for Democrats. RINOs want public charges because RINOs want cheap labor.)
— The Democratic Candidates Are Left of Obama All leading candidates are statists who want Washington to have more top-down control. -Sean Naples, Asheville, N.C.
ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Poll: older workers fearful for jobs amid ageism – Christopher Quinn (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, you are “older” if you did 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.)
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Ordering Crimes to Get Wall Built Before Election.”
— 61% Welcome Public Scrutiny of Big League Reporters (DIERSEN: All reporters and all journalists are a) either on the left or on the right, b) either liberal, moderate, or conservative, c) either Democrat, Democrat plant, Libertarian, Libertarian plant, Green, Green plant, RINO, or Republican, and d) either a Trump-hater or not a Trump-hater. Most, if not virtually all reporters and journalists falsely deny that they are any of the aforesaid. However, I fully disclose that I am on the right, conservative, Republican, and not a Trump-hater.)
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Where Presidential Candidate Joe Walsh Stands On Marijuana – Kyle Jaeger