August 16 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement Charges
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/sen-cullerton-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-embezzlement-charges/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020 (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Democrats will do everything that they can to destroy the economy.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/recession-signs-worry-trump-ahead-of-2020-1

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Joe Walsh.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/08/16/former-republican-member-of-congress-from-illinois-trump-needs-a-primary-challenge/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational marijuana is coming, and suburban leaders have some decisions to make – RANDY BLASER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-evr-blaser-column-recreational-pot-tl-0822-20190816-3h7dq4lvxfauphzvlic4w4heuq-story.html
— Feds allege that Koch Foods had history of ‘knowingly hiring and employing illegal aliens’ – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ice-raids-koch-foods-20190816-xrjziewj4zeq3klhnurg2f5jry-story.html
— At the Illinois State Fair, farmers celebrate ag but bemoan a ‘nightmare’ of a year – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-state-fair-farmer-angst-20190816-bywn2ovbjjhsnftzagq5gwxkpi-story.html
— Madigan’s hand-picked Chicago alderman tried to disqualify his opponent by challenging signatures that were never submitted. Now a grand jury is investigating. – GREGORY PRATT and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kim-foxx-13th-ward-investigation-quinn-krupa-madigan-20190816-sblmvx6bfvh5vcakeo2hoxc7t4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton sets 7:00 PM Monday, August 26, 2019 hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I urge all Wheaton residents who oppose the promotion of pot to attend this hearing and to call for Wheaton to ban the sale of pot.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/wheaton-sets-hearing-on-proposed-marijuana-sales-ban
— Naperville set to review details of recreational marijuana sales ban – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190816/naperville-set-to-review-details-of-recreational-marijuana-sales-ban
— Curran seeks to clarify comment about ‘wrong people’ moving to Lake County – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/curran-seeks-to-clarify-comment-about-wrong-people-moving-to-lake-county
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE – AP 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190816/news/308169850/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Former State Senator Rickey Hendon is in the pot business His West Side shop sells homemade hemp and CBD creams and cooking spices, as well as oils, gummies and other edibles with a goal of getting black people to join in on the looming recreational pot gold rush. – CHERYL V. JACKSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/former-state-senator-rickey-hendon-pot-business
— Illinois proves what you didn’t know about the old boiling frog metaphor Raise taxes and take on more debt, but do it gradually. Never mind reforms, corruption, hostility to employers and all the rest. Like the mythical frog, nobody will jump out, Illinois pols seem to think.
– Mark Glennon
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-proves-what-you-didnt-know-about-old-boiling-frog-metaphor

WBEZ
— Illinois Joins Legal Fight Opposing Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rules – María Ines Zamudio
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-joins-legal-fight-opposing-trump-administrations-public-charge-rules/e6fd0372-fc4a-45fb-9e14-8f0fb9357b22

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— Cannabis Discussion from DuPage County Perspective
https://www.nctv17.com/news/cannabis-discussion-from-dupage-county-perspective/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former GOP candidate Kinzler calls for special election to replace indicted Cullerton – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513026503-former-gop-candidate-kinzler-calls-for-special-election-to-replace-indicted-cullerton

MCHENRY TIMES
— Ugaste: Senate bill proposing to raise FOID card fees ‘infringes on the rights of too many’ – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/513001416-ugaste-senate-bill-proposing-to-raise-foid-card-fees-infringes-on-the-rights-of-too-many

CAPITOL FAX
— Has Proft’s Uihlein money dried up?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/has-profts-uihlein-money-dried-up/
— Jim Oberweis, others (Evelyn Sanguinetti and Ted Gradel) picked for NRCC’s “Young Guns” program
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/jim-oberweis-others-picked-for-nrccs-young-guns-program/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Vast white supremacist violence in America is a myth the media won’t give up
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/vast-white-supremacist-violence-in-america-is-a-myth-the-media-wont-give-up

GOPUSA
— Google employees demand company not work with ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/google-employees-demand-company-not-work-with-ice/
— Federal workers sue for the right to criticize Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/federal-workers-sue-for-the-right-to-criticize-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— LEAKED: Top New York Times Editor Battles Leftist Staffers on Trump, Crying Racism – Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/08/16/leaked-top-new-york-times-editor-battles-leftist-staffers-trump

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Feds Subsidize Loans To Posh Eateries, Golf Courses, Yacht Clubs
https://www.oann.com/feds-subsidize-loans-to-posh-eateries-golf-courses-yacht-clubs/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal immigrants to promote illegal immigrants.
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/457640-immigrants-in-america-fear-should-never-be-our-new-normal

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— The Rev. Franklin Graham slams law requiring schools to teach LGBTQ history: ‘an affront to God’ – Muri Assunção
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-franklin-graham-lgbtq-history-affront-to-god-20190816-2n2l466jevfspbnjwogpg45tma-story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal Latinos to promote illegal Latinos.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-16/after-el-paso-latinos-reflect-on-heritage-history-of-racism-in-united-states

UNION BULLETIN
— Dayton City Council fills vacancy in Position 5 with Misty Yost
https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/local_governments/dayton/dayton-city-council-fills-vacancy-in-position-with-misty-yost/article_5a91f39e-c04e-11e9-88cc-5bea548aeff1.html

FORBES
— Appeals Court Okays Dismissal Of Older Worker Said To Lack “Potential” For Promotion – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do 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.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/08/16/appeals-court-okays-dismissal-of-older-worker-said-to-lack-potential-for-promotion/#55b87b2fb380

July 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois After Boss Mike Madigan? Like Yugoslavia After Tito – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-without-michael-madigan-kass-20190720-btiu34mgz5crhmbjog64fahccy-story.html
— Marijuana company Cresco Labs is looking to relocate its medical dispensary near Wrigley Field – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cresco-dispensary-wrigley-field-20190719-5nkq7sa7zfbativs5vr5cimnaq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Meanwhile, operators around the state are preparing for recreational marijuana sales, which are set to start Jan. 1. Under the law Gov. Pritzker signed last month legalizing recreational use, existing medical dispensaries may apply to sell recreational marijuana as well. They may also apply to open a second location. In all, Cresco co-owns or owns five dispensaries and operates three cultivation facilities in Illinois. The company has applied with the state to sell recreational cannabis at its five existing dispensaries, Erkes said. If the company relocates its Lakeview facility across from Wrigley Field, it is unclear whether Cresco would have to reapply for a license to sell recreational marijuana there. The state has not started accepting applications for second dispensary locations. Municipalities and counties may ban cannabis businesses. Chicago has not yet established any zoning rules for the recreational industry.)
— A downstate Goodwill CEO resigns after threatening to stop paying disabled workers, sparking outrage across Illinois – Angie Leventis (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all the disabled people that they hired at one time or another.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-land-of-lincoln-goodwill-ceo-resigns-20190719-i3no2sfbbvh4xf3ajebjeo24xm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— My Irish ancestors were targets of the same racist guff coming from Trump today The 2020 presidential campaign is going to be the ugliest race-based free-for-all any of us has ever seen – Gene Lyons (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, members of the following groups should not only be targeted, they should be demonized, denigrated, and condemned: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/17/20698369/racism-bigotry-trump-ocasio-cortez-gene-lyons-irish-discrimination
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Alas, we can’t urge Trump to go back where his family came from, because his big flapping mouth might land him in prison. Having had their fill of it under Adolf Hitler, the Germans have criminalized what they call “Volksverhetzung,” or “incitement of the people.” In Germany, it’s illegal to urge “hatred against a national, racial, religious group or a group defined by their ethnic origins, against segments of the population or individuals because of their belonging to one of the aforementioned groups … or calls for violent or arbitrary measures against them.” The penalty is three months to five years.)

NBC5
— Naperville Gas Station Apologizes After Video of Confrontation Goes Viral
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/naperville-gas-station-video-buckys-hispanic-customers-512940261.html

CBS2
— Nearly 2 Billion Opioid Pills Flowed Into Illinois, Data Shows – Christopher Hacker
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/19/nearly-2-billion-opioid-pills-flowed-into-illinois-data-shows/
— Caps On Refugees Entering U.S. Strains Agencies Seeking To Help Them – Dana Kozlov (DIERSEN: What percent of those agencies seeking to help refugees are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/19/caps-on-refugees-entering-u-s-strains-agencies-seeking-to-help-them/

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Fox River Grove to look into allowing marijuana shops – Cassie Buchman
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/19/fox-river-grove-to-look-into-allowing-marijuana-shops/almq002/

KEWANEE STAR COURIER
— Galesburg considers pot dispensaries – Robert Connelly 
https://www.starcourier.com/news/20190719/galesburg-considers-pot-dispensaries

MCDONOUGH VOICE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis grower may enter Enterprise Zone
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/20190719/cannabis-grower-may-enter-enterprise-zone

SAUK VALLEY
— Retire in Illinois? Not for this Dixon resident State’s financial mess makes it tough to stay – William Bencini Dixon
https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/07/10/guest-column-retire-in-illinois-not-for-this-dixon-resident/a1vagqh/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats assail Trump at the border over immigration crisis – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/democrats-assail-trump-at-the-border-over-immigration-crisis

GOPUSA
— Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears
http://www.gopusa.com/fast-growing-web-of-doorbell-cams-raises-privacy-fears/

AMERICAN THINKER
— How Trump can ‘clobber’ Democrats on their $15 minimum wage – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/how_trump_can_clobber_democrats_on_their_15_minimum_wage.html

BREITBART
— White Liberals Driving Democrat Party’s Mass Immigration Platform – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/19/white-liberals-driving-democrat-partys-immigration-platform/
— Joaquin Castro Introduces Bill to Eliminate Use of ‘Illegal Alien’ in U.S. Laws – Tony Lee
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/18/joaquin-castro-introduces-bill-to-eliminate-use-of-illegal-alien-in-u-s-laws/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Trump should have the Senate cancel August recess to reinforce immigration laws – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/american-august-trump-senate-cancel-august-recess-reinforce-immigration-laws/

TOWNHALL
— Oh Goodie, We Have Local Newspapers Advising Illegals On How to Avoid ICE Too – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/19/oh-goodie-we-have-local-newspapers-advising-illegals-on-how-to-avoid-ice-too-n2550351
— The Democrats’ ‘Ultimate Nightmare Scenario’: Trump Loses By 5 Million Votes…. And Still Wins Re-Election – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/19/the-democrats-ultimate-nightmare-scenario-trump-loses-by-5-million-votes-n2550342

CNS NEWS
— Rep. Aderholt: Trump Is Upholding Immigration Law, ‘Half of South America Would Like to Come’ Here – Cody Leach
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cody-leach/rep-aderholt-trump-upholding-immigration-law-half-south-america-would-come

CONSERVATIVE NEWS DAILY
— Ilhan Omar Is Dangerous, Supports Sharia Law And Al-Qaeda – Jim Clayton
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/ilhan-omar-is-dangerous-supports-sharia-law-and-al-qaeda/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Mocks ‘Staged’ Airport Arrival Of ‘Foul Mouthed Omar’ – JOSEPH CURL
https://www.dailywire.com/news/49670/trump-mocks-staged-airport-arrival-foul-mouthed-joseph-curl

WORLD NET DAILY
— ILLEGALS CHARGED WITH MURDER, RAPE, DUI RELEASED BY SANCTUARY STATE ICE report documents routine release of criminals in California
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/illegals-charged-with-murder-rape-dui-released-by-sanctuary-state/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Colo. St. U: Don’t say ‘American,’ ‘straight,’ ‘illegal alien’ – Michael F. Haverluck 
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/07/19/colo-st-u-dont-say-american-straight-illegal-alien

LIFE SITE NEWS
— National conference teaches librarians how to sneak drag queens past parents – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/national-conference-teaches-librarians-how-to-sneak-drag-queens-past-parents?fbclid=IwAR3JMXLO6ZBdZ_DV-4xmr1bCB863QHXXIcNgq_nXBvQ_Zp6OtdVVWVUUfVE

THE HILL
— Trump takes fresh aim at Omar when asked about rally chants – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/453906-trump-takes-fresh-aim-at-omar-when-asked-about-rally-chants

ABC NEWS
— German Chancellor expresses ‘solidarity’ with freshman lawmakers after Trump attack – SARAH HUCAL
https://abc11.com/german-chancellor-expresses-solidarity-with-freshman-lawmakers-after-trump-attack/5406208/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/nyregion/nyc-trump-racism.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/19/arts/trump-nationalism-tucker-carlson.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/19/opinion/trump-rally.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Texas governor signs ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill into law – Hannah Denham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/19/chick-fil-a-inspires-new-texas-law-focused-protecting-religious-freedom/
— Virginia is proof that reparations for slavery can work – Ken Woodley (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to make Republicans pay reparations.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/virginia-is-proof-that-reparations-for-slavery-can-work/2019/07/19/11aceaaa-a25b-11e9-b732-41a79c2551bf_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/those-who-dont-condemn-trumps-racism-are-complicit-in-his-bigotry/2019/07/19/a4d2a880-aa60-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/19/new-gop-panic-about-trumps-racism-reveals-an-ugly-truth/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump renews attack on Ilhan Omar, praises crowd at North Carolina rally – Bob Fredericks
https://nypost.com/2019/07/19/trump-renews-attack-on-ilhan-omar-praises-crowd-at-north-carolina-rally/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Google settles job seekers’ age-bias claims for $11 million – ROBERT BURNSON (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those employers who have rejected my job applications since 1997 when I was 49 years old and my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-07-19/google-settles-job-seekers-age-bias-claims-for-11-million
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Google agreed to pay $11 million to end a lawsuit accusing the internet giant of discriminating against older job applicants, a deal that amounts to an average payout of more than $35,000 for 227 people who joined the class action. The settlement also calls for the Alphabet Inc. unit to train employees and managers about age bias, create a committee focused on age diversity in recruiting and ensure that complaints are adequately investigated. Lawyers for the company and attorneys representing the over-40 job seekers who sued submitted a final settlement proposal Friday to a federal judge in San Jose. Lawyers will collect about $2.75 million from the accord. The case was brought by a woman who claimed she was interviewed by Google four times over seven years and was never offered employment despite her “highly pertinent qualifications and programming experience” because of her age. Cheryl Fillekes accused the company of “a systematic pattern and practice of discriminating” against older people.)

OIL CITY NEWS
— GOODENOUGH WANTS TRANSPARENCY, SMART FINANCIAL DECISIONS FOR CASPER – Brendan LaChance
https://oilcity.news/general/2019/07/19/goodenough-wants-transparency-smart-financial-decisions-for-casper/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former member of the Wyoming Legislature and former City Councilman Keith Goodenough wants to fill the Ward III vacancy left by Chris Walsh’s resignation. He’s not the only one interested, but the City has not released the names of other candidates. Goodenough told the Council he was interested during their public meeting on Tuesday. At least three people had applied as of Tuesday, but the City Clerk’s office said on Friday that more have been received.

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WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against America and hatred against Whites. 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/07/19/grappling-with-americas-long-history-of-white-supremacy/
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/07/20/its-2019-time-to-stop-making-excuses-for-trump-supporters/

MAJORITY LEADER
— Job Announcements Board (DIERSEN: What do you know about Congress? GAO works for Congress. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year. What do you know about IRS? I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,392/year. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois who treat me like I never worked for GAO or IRS.)
https://www.majorityleader.gov/jobs

JD SUPRA
— New York Becomes Second State To Ban “Hair Discrimination” In The Workplace – Stephen Stecker (DIERSEN: How bad is your hair? My hair is thinning, falling out, and turning White.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/new-york-becomes-second-state-to-ban-14434/
— Ten Ways Employers Get Themselves Sued – Robin E. Shea (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government treated me like a) they wanted me to sue them, b) they knew that they would win if I sued them, c) my losing would help them get rid of federal employees who shared my demographics, and d) my losing would help them hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ten-ways-employers-get-themselves-sued-20638/