January 29 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Sen. Don Harmon elected president of Illinois State Senate, beating out Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Craig Wall (ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider Statement on Selection of New Senate President: “I congratulate Senator Harmon on becoming the next Illinois Senate President. I hope he brings in a new era of reform that changes course away from the decades of inaction and corruption that have plagued the capitol. The new Senate President can get a great start on that front by strongly supporting substantive ethics reform and a fair maps constitutional amendment.”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sen-don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/5863391/

NBC5
— Don Harmon Elected President of Illinois State Senate Harmon was elected Sunday after a tight race against Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/2203790/

CBS2
— Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate President
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/19/don-harmon-elected-new-illinois-state-senate-president/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— San Antonio spends more than $300K to keep Chick-fil-A out of airport: report
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/san-antonio-spends-more-than-300k-to-keep-chick-fil-a-out-of-airport-report
— Virginia: Thousands expected at pro-gun rally Monday where guns are banned
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-expected-at-pro-gun-rally-monday-where-guns-are-banned

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-martin-luther-king-holiday-20200119-al5bfoatyffg3cbpgqjf3om7my-story.html


— Democrats elect Don Harmon of Oak Park to succeed John Cullerton as Illinois Senate President – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-president-elected-20200119-krrdz4nkwberbja7g3s6mrzw6y-story.html
— Limits on Trump impeachment trial coverage has even C-SPAN upset – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-senate-impeachment-trial-tv-coverage-20200119-lzs2j3yjmzatbkjy5uq6ujmbue-story.html
— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hard exit from the royal family may be more severe than they expected – MARK LANDLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-prince-harry-meghan-markle-royal-family-20200119-dkwodbyk3rb7xpnn6pq6yswzjq-story.html
— Who is Don Harmon? Meet the new Illinois Senate president – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cb-don-harmon-illinois-senate-president-20200120-wptxnwtqnjcp7p2nljspleg2fm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/19/21072700/legal-pot-marijuana-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21069156/illinois-pot-shortage-supply-medical-legal-cresco-labs
— Don Harmon selected as Illinois Senate president In the end, the Senate Democratic caucus came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, who had previously served as Assistant Majority Leader — with a deal to ensure that state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, would maintain her post as Majority Leader. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— Fact-check: Challenger Newman railroads the truth with jab at Lipinski over train crossings Congressman Dan Lipinski played no part in the law’s undoing, which Marie Newman’s campaign acknowledged in response to our inquiry. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21071038/fact-check-newman-lipinski-railroad-politifact-democratic-primary-congress

DAILY HERALD
— Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/business/301199945/
— 4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/news/301199996/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Harmon elected Senate president – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200119/harmon-elected-senate-president

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Sending wrong message – David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/letter-sending-wrong-message/article_bd798c58-3a09-11ea-8d25-2bf15a8cc404.html
(FROM THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What was Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and foolish example, especially for children and teens? Illinois policy makers are sending a dangerous message to our young people. First, we called it “medicinal.” Now, we call it “recreational.” Gone are the days of “this is your brain on drugs.” Instead, elected officials like Stratton are celebrating drug use by welcoming the marijuana industry to communities throughout the state. Their feckless example will mislead citizens into a diminished understanding of the dangers of drug use until it affects them personally. As the perception of risk plummets, drug use (and addictions) will climb. Not only have lawmakers failed to do their due diligence before passing this marijuana law, but they have also failed to heed the compelling research that indicates how regular use of marijuana affects young people, including an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses and loss of IQ points. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and religious leaders would do well to counter Stratton’s irresponsible example by returning to the sensible message, “just say no to drugs.”)

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What good are new taxes if there’s no one here to pay them? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-what-good-are-new-taxes-if-there-s/article_5953c75d-8e65-5dc8-9305-24d6ce11c9b6.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/us-marks-king-holiday-amid-fears-of-deep-racial-divisions/article_18358e60-8c0d-5040-9872-87ef3d6b1261.html

WRAL
— Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans – CNN
https://www.wral.com/trumps-impeachment-comes-at-a-high-point-for-fans/18897153/

CAPITOL FAX
— Harmon coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-coverage-roundup/
— Harmon react
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-react/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/dems-elect-harmon-to-serve-as-president-of-illinoi/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/editorial-illinois-joins-the-rush-to-promote-and-t/

FOX NEWS
— First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auctioned for $3 million – Gary Gastelu
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/first-2020-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-million.amp

PJ MEDIA
— ICE Goes to War With New York City Over Sanctuary Policies – RICK MORAN 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ice-goes-to-war-with-new-york-city-over-sanctuary-policies/

TOWNHALL
— The Entire Women’s March Can Be Summed Up In This One Video – Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/19/the-entire-womens-march-can-be-summed-up-in-this-one-video-n2559756

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— Former felons could help flip Wisconsin blue in 2020 – AP
https://americanindependent.com/wisconsin-2020-election-former-felons-voter-registration-democrats-donald-trump/

DAILY CALLER
— Buttigieg Says American ‘Economy Needed 11 Million’ Illegal Immigrants – DAVID KRAYDEN (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/19/buttigieg-american-economy-11-million-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Connecticut lawmakers to resurrect age discrimination bill (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are older, White, and/or male.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article239440223.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are full of hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not share their hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/us/politics/biden-south-carolina-bernie-sanders.html

REPUBLICAN AMERICAN
— New York City has been paying for homeless people to relocate across the country, including Connecticut. Local officials say they aren’t being notified. – BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. (DIERSEN: Over the decades, how many tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of homeless people have Chicago Democrats dumped on DuPage County?)
https://www.rep-am.com/local/news-local/2020/01/18/new-york-city-has-been-paying-for-homeless-people-to-relocate-across-the-country-including-connecticut-local-officials-say-they-arent-being-notified/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, Says Intel Agency 12,000 Islamists active across Germany; Berlin emerges as new jihadi stronghold. – Vijeta Uniyal (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Germany is far more anti-American now than it was during WWI or WWII.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/number-of-islamists-in-germany-reaches-record-high-says-intel-agency/

ABC NEWS
— ‘My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black’: Michael Bloomberg The speech is part of an effort to build support in black and brown communities. – Cheyenne Haslett and Sasha Pezenik (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of decimation against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would never have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, or c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story-turned-differently-black-michael-bloomberg/story?id=68385678

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Buttigieg fundraiser moved out of LGBTQ bar in Providence – Patrick Anderson
https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200118/buttigieg-fundraiser-moved-out-of-lgbtq-bar-in-providence

LBGTQ NATION
— Only two Presidential candidates bother to show up to nation’s top LGBTQ conference Of the 16 people running for President, only two appear interested in talking to LGBTQ voters, as most campaigns skipped the top LGBTQ conference. – Juwan J. Holmes (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/two-presidential-candidates-bother-show-nations-top-lgbtq-conference/

January 6 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-cannabis-coordinator-lays-out-dos-and-donts-for-2020-legal-weed/5792406/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/27/dispensaries-working-for-months-to-prepare-for-flood-of-marijuana-customers/

WBBM 780
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/naperville-mayor-unfazed-by-state-pot-legalization

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-legalization-on-jan-1-20191227-aa52o6wmrnegvfpgb55uedlgcq-story.html
— New state law requires companies to train employees on how to recognize, prevent sexual harassment – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-law-requires-harassment-training-20191227-rgyrgwgidnfrzbpvmkjgdlpl5y-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Deerfield doubles down on its assault weapons ban and welcomes marijuana sales – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/ct-dfr-year-in-review-tl-0102-20191227-4yqdte54orfwxklrgvpkpvw5vq-story.html
— You still can’t smoke weed and drive — but tests to prove impairment murky The state law legalizing weed authorizes a study to find the best way to enforce laws against driving while stoned. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/27/21038162/pot-recreational-marijuana-illinois-driving-dui-pot-cannabis-impaired-police
— Drug recognition experts will play a big role in detecting drivers who are high come Jan. 1, police say – MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-drug-recognition-experts-st-1229-20191227-lq34jrsz6nh6hhlmy5nyd7hdnm-story.html

— The 2010s: America’s decade of jobs, opportunity and prosperity – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jobs-economy-growth-recession-trump-20191227-wgtdv4jpkfcs7c36u6l5unyi6u-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Bloomingdale Township clerk Joyce Hundhausen remembered for service to community – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191227/bloomingdale-township-clerk-remembered-for-service-to-community
— Ex-Hinsdale South teachers sue Sterigenics over cancers – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191227/ex-hinsdale-south-teachers-sue-sterigenics-over-cancers

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLICE ANSWER PRE-JANUARY 1ST CANNABIS QUESTIONS ON FACEBOOK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/police-answer-pre-january-1st-cannabis-questions-on-facebook.html
— “REFUGEES” AND “IMMIGRANTS” – THE SAME, OR VERY DIFFERENT IN ILLINOIS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/refugees-and-immigrants-the-same-or-very-different-in-illinois-.html

DAILY WIRE
— Michael Moore: ‘White People Have Not Changed…You Should Be Afraid Of Them’ – Joseph Curl (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who promote hatred against Whites to curry favor with White-haters?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michael-moore-white-people-have-not-changed-you-should-be-afraid-of-them

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The following happily claim that “White Christian America ended in the 2010s:” Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/2010s-spelled-end-white-christian-america-ncna1106936

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
— Cannabis-related psychosis, addiction, ER visits: For young users, marijuana can be a dangerous game – Rita Giordano
https://www.inquirer.com/health/marijuana-addiction-adolescents-psychosis-abuse-vaping-penn-state-20191223.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Women Favor World Run By Women More Than Men Do
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/december_2019/women_favor_world_run_by_women_more_than_men_do

NEWSWEEK
— YALE COLLEGE STUDENTS REBUT TRUMP CAMPAIGN WEBSITE WITH ‘SNOWFLAKES FIGHT BACK’ SITE OF THEIR OWN – RAMSEY TOUCHBERRY
https://www.newsweek.com/yale-college-students-rebut-trump-campaign-website-snowflakes-fight-back-site-their-own-1479400

DAILY MAIL
— Six cancer-stricken teachers who worked at the same high school blame their illnesses on a nearby sterilizing plant that released carcinogenic gas into the neighborhood Six former teachers from Willowbrook, Illinois, are suing medical supply sterilization company Sterigenics – SNEJANA FARBEROV
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7830867/Five-former-teachers-blame-cancers-sterilizing-plant.html

November 25 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Candidates after top ballot position line up early as Illinois’ 2020 election season gets underway – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-2020-candidate-filing-20191125-islocgyrl5bt5durfr627bcy3a-story.html
— 2020 primary election candidates begin filing paperwork to get on March 17 ballot – LOLLY BOWEAN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-candidate-filing-2020-primary-elections-20191125-5iyczseslvbm5jhu3rhnsl6tee-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dan Patlak, right, commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review in the 1st District, is first in line as he waits with other Cook County candidates who are assembled early to file their nominating petitions for the March primary, with Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough’s office, on Nov. 25, 2019 in Chicago.)
— Column: The fall and rise of former state Rep. John Anthony: cop, Republican, black conservative radio host – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-john-anthony-radio-show-mcqueary-20191125-6ddt72txmze6xbko2vkidq74la-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to restrict vehicle impoundment, lower fines for illegal pot possession advances – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-marijuana-rules-lightfoot-20191125-wq4cbtwa4zgm3o7mauloiejgc4-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says alderman doesn’t understand budget because he went on hunting trip during committee hearings – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-budget-beale-city-council-20191125-zad4ygv72zexniy5ncnem6ocdq-story.html
— Math scares your child’s elementary school teacher — and that should frighten you – DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-teachers-scared-math-education-20191125-faoy22apazgxxkc2ib65rpvnge-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— And they’re off! Candidates begin filing for March primary, mixing politics, posturing, petitions Candidates have a week to file their nominating petitions, but anyone in line when the doors opened Monday has a chance at the top ballot spot in a given race – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/25/20982152/candidates-filing-period-march-primary-petitions-foxx-durbin-burke
— Lightfoot’s marijuana plan set for council vote after hasty rewrite; would relax pot fines, limit vehicle impoundment The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is concerned the “disproportionate impact” that cannabis enforcement laws have historically had on communities of color will continue, just with reduced fines. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/25/20982018/recreational-marijuana-pot-penalties-vehicle-impoundment-city-council-lightfoot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/25/20982175/2020-election-democratic-primary-sexism-rosabeth-kanter-elizabeth-tippett-women-politics
— Would a ward boss by any other name still smell like a smoke-filled room? Thanks to a 2018 change in Illinois law, county parties now use gender-neutral language. The March primary will mark the first time voters choose Democratic and Republican ward and township committeepeople. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/25/20982762/ward-committeeman-boss-committeeperson-cook-democratic-party

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage Democrats ready to challenge for all 6 county board districts – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/dupage-democrats-ready-to-challenge-for-all-6-county-board-districts
— Primaries likely in several congressional, suburban legislative races – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/primaries-likely-in-several-congressional-suburban-legislative-races
— First day of Kane County filings ensures chairman, state’s attorney will be contested – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/first-day-of-kane-county-filings-ensures-chairman-states-attorney-will-be-contested

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 2020 hopefuls kick off primary season with petition tradition Candidates hoping to make it on the March 2020 primary ballot took part in the time-honored tradition of submitting petitions bright and early today. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/2020-hopefuls-kick-primary-season-petition-tradition
— Here are some Chicago-area races worth watching as candidate filing opens Hot contests loom in at least three city congressional districts and for a North Side state representative slot. And Kim Foxx draws only one primary challenger—so far. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/here-are-some-chicago-area-races-worth-watching-candidate-filing-opens
— Looking for solutions to a black exodus in Illinois higher education Millions of dollars are flowing into campus renovations, financial aid and student programs aimed at attracting, shoring up and retaining black students. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/looking-solutions-black-exodus-illinois-higher-education

NBC5
— Candidates Start Filing Petitions for March Primary Election Ballot – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/candidates-begin-filing-petitions-to-get-on-march-primary-ballot-565434052.html

WGN TV
— DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/24/nearly-15000-same-sex-couples-have-wed-in-cook-county-since-2013-state-law/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Hundreds file petitions to kick off 2020 races – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191125/hundreds-file-petitions-to-kick-off-2020-races

KENDALL COUNTY TIMES
— Oberweis challenges opponent Underwood’s priorities where veterans are concerned – Glenn Minnis
https://kendallcountytimes.com/stories/520531786-rep-oberweis-challenges-opponent-underwood-s-priorities-where-veterans-are-concerned

DUPAGE COUNTY
— “Unofficial” Candidate Listings
https://dupageco.org/election/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REPUBLICANS IVES, KINZLER FILE IN 6TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/republicans-ives-kinzler-file-in-6th-cd.html
— THUS FAR, 7 GOPERS FILE TO OUST DEM LAUREN UNDERWOOD IN IL’S 14TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/thus-far-7-gopers-file-to-oust-dem-lauren-underwood-in-ils-14th-cd-.html
— 3 GOPERS FILE TO FILL RETIRING JOHN SHIMKUS’ 15TH CD SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/3-gopers-file-to-fill-retiring-john-shimkus-15th-cd-seat-.html
— ILLINOIS’ “CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS” CORE (Musgrave, Bailey, Skillicorn, Murphy and Halbrook) FILES IN SPRINGFIELD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/illinois-conservative-caucus-core-files-in-springfield.html
— FIVE GOPERS FILE TO SUCCEED REP. TERRI BRYANT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/five-gopers-file-to-succeed-rep-terri-bryant-.html
— POSSIBLE 3-WAY DEM PRIMARY IN IL’S 3RD CD; FRICILONE FILES FOR GOP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/possible-3-way-dem-primary-in-ils-3rd-cd-fricilone-files-for-gop.html
— TWO OF POSSIBLY 10 REPUBLICANS READY TO FILE FOR 2020 DURBIN CHALLENGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/two-of-possibly-10-republicans-ready-to-file-for-2020-durbin-challenge.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP gives Thanksgiving dinner advice for talking politics
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/25/ilgop-gives-thanksgiving-dinner-advice-for-talking-politics/
— One of the last remaining holdouts, Cass County to finally get its own website
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/25/one-of-the-last-remaining-holdouts-cass-county-to-finally-get-its-own-website/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chick-fil-A Foundation director donated thousands to Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chick-fil-a-foundation-director-donated-thousands-to-obama-and-clinton-presidential-campaigns

GOPUSA
— America, where believing in Christ is now bad for business
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80064&preview_id=80064

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats May Have Buyer’s Remorse After Month Of Impeachment Hearings – Bob Barr
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/25/barr-impeachment-hearings/

NEWSMAX
— Park Rangers Going to Border to Stop Illegals – Todd Beamon
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/park-rangers/2019/11/25/id/943261/

FORBES
— The Frightening Rise In Low-Quality, Low-Paying Jobs: Is This Really A Strong Job Market? – Jack Kelly (DIERSEN: Have you ever taken a bad job? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/11/25/the-frightening-rise-in-low-quality-low-paying-jobs-is-this-really-a-strong-job-market/

FED SMITH
— Budgeting for Retirement – Justin Holtz 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/11/25/budgeting-for-retirement/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrats, Young Voters Attracted By Socialism
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/democrats_young_voters_attracted_by_socialism

November 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Students storm field at halftime of Harvard-Yale football game for climate change protest – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/students-storm-field-during-harvard-yale-football-game-to-protest/5715355/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/23/6-years-after-marriage-equality-becomes-law-illinois-number-of-same-sex-couples-to-marry-in-cook-county-poised-to-pass-15000/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Corruption scandal gives Pritzker opportunity to pass ethics reform, Emanuel says “If you had a career politician in the governor’s office, they would trim their sails. Governor Pritzker is not part of this. He comes to it fresh, clean. He has no kind of history. … That allows him to get something done,” Emanuel said. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2019/11/23/20978547/corruption-springfield-legislature-pritzker-ethics-reform-rahm-emanuel

DAILY HERALD
— GOP candidates lineup to try and reclaim the 14th Congressional District – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191123/gop-candidates-lineup-to-try-and-reclaim-the-14th-congressional-district

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker’s pension positions prompt predictions of peril – John Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pritzker-s-pension-positions-prompt-predictions-of-peril/article_39c97833-7f05-5ef5-80cc-b7494522bfa6.html

SAUK VALLEY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana dispensary developer eyes former bank in downtown Dixon – RACHEL RODGERS
https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/11/22/marijuana-dispensary-developer-eyes-former-bank-in-downtown-dixon/avehui/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— White House press secretary cites John Bolton’s ‘advanced age’ for ‘forgotten’ Twitter password Bolton, 71, is two years younger than President Trump. – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house-press-secretary-cites-john-boltons-advanced-age-for-forgotten-twitter-password

AMERICAN THINKER
— Warren tells another whopper about her choice of schools – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/warren_tells_another_whopper_about_her_choice_of_schools.html

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Accused of Lying to School Choice Activist: ‘No, My Children Went to Public Schools’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/23/elizabeth-warren-accused-of-lying-to-school-choice-activist-no-my-children-went-to-public-schools/
— Study: ‘Family Structure’ a Major Factor in Racial Disparities in School Conduct and Suspensions – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/23/study-family-structure-a-major-factor-in-racial-disparities-in-school-conduct-and-suspensions/
— Polls: Endless Pursuit of Impeachment Spells Trouble for Democrats – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/23/endless-pursuit-impeachment-spells-trouble-democrats/

DAILY CALLER
— Douglas Murray: The Left Uses Social Issues As ‘Battering Rams’ To Turn People Against Society – HAYDEN DANIEL
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/22/douglas-murray-left-turn-people-society/

TOWNHALL
— Corrupt Values Will Eventually Implode Silicon Valley – Lawrence Meyers
https://townhall.com/columnists/lawrencemeyers/2019/11/23/corrupt-values-will-eventually-implode-silicon-valley-n2556696

NEW AMERICAN
— UN-Funded “Sex Ed” Teaches U.S. Children Perversion – Alex Newman
https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/34122-un-funded-sex-ed-teaches-us-children-perversion

NEW YORK TIMES
— Google Changed Its Political Ad Policy. Will Facebook Be Next? Forget impeachment. The country wants to know if Facebook will put the brakes on digital disinformation. – Kara Swisher
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/opinion/google-political-ads.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s GOP support hardens despite damning impeachment testimony – Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-gop-support-hardens-despite-damning-impeachment-testimony/2019/11/23/b1625d6c-0d6f-11ea-bd9d-c628fd48b3a0_story.html
— Democrats are vying to win over the youngest generation of their most important voting bloc Young black voters are more up for grabs than their older counterparts. – Eugene Scott 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/23/democrats-are-vying-win-over-youngest-generation-their-most-important-voting-bloc/

USA TODAY
— Joe Biden: Stacey Abrams, Sally Yates could be potential vice president picks – Stephen Gruber-Miller
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/11/23/joe-biden-possible-vice-president-stacey-abrams-sally-yates/4284126002/

STAR TRIBUNE
— Presidential candidates, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, vie for black vote – Stephen Montemayor (DIERSEN: When if ever, will Democrat candidates vie for votes from those who are: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.startribune.com/presidential-candidates-including-klobuchar-vie-for-black-vote/565381492/

APPEAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: FOR THE FIRST TIME, A VOTE FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IN THE HOUSE – Vaidya Gullapalli
https://theappeal.org/for-the-first-time-a-vote-for-marijuana-legalization-in-the-house/

NEWSWEEK
— ILLINOIS SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION VOTES DOWN RESOLUTION CALLING TO ARM TEACHERS – ASHER STOCKLER
https://www.newsweek.com/arming-teachers-illinois-school-boards-1473730

November 19 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Approves 8 More Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries The approvals brings the total number of dispensaries permitted to sell recreational marijuana to 22
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-approves-8-more-recreational-cannabis-dispensaries-565177672.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The way Ald. Ariel Reboyras chose a new state rep really smells Former state Rep. Luis Arroyo has failed those who voted for him. Unfortunately, Reboyras fails to see it. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/19/20972995/alderman-ariel-reboyras-luis-arroyo-federal-bribery-criminal-charges-house-rep-replacement-editorial
— Once ‘out of the question,’ same-sex marriages now poised to hit 15,000-mark in Cook County “Vernita used to say when she was coming up the words ‘gay’ and marriage’ were never used in the same sentence,” Pat Ewert said. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/19/20973024/same-sex-marriages-cook-county-15000-equality-quinn-yarbrough

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Eight more marijuana dispensaries approved to sell recreational weed, including stores in Chicago, Evanston and North Aurora – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-marijuana-dispensaries-20191119-3k46luqxlbgpdaaurvmrc5h3qm-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Gurnee says no on recreational marijuana dispensaries and puts moratorium on new vape shops – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-gurnee-cannabis-opt-out-st-1120-20191119-a7kc7wppnzhkblqwinzn2rs5au-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Building a 5-mile segment of a DuPage trail could cost as much as $32 million – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191119/building-a-5-mile-segment-of-a-dupage-trail-could-cost-as-much-as-32-million

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sangamon County GOP backs Tarter for Senate – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191119/sangamon-county-gop-backs-tarter-for-senate

OAK PARK
— Legalized Pot: a ‘scary bag’ for U.S. health care – Albert Mensah, MD
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-19-2019/Legalized-Pot:-a-%27scary-bag%27-for-U.S.-health-care/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: In Washington Today, Jeanne Ives and Sue Rezin Social Media Posts from Washington with Republican Notables
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/19/il-06-il-14-in-washington-today-jeanne-ives-and-sue-rezin/
— Derek Lee, Bob Miller’s Son-in-Law, Ordered Re-Hired by Algonquin Township Road District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/19/derek-lee-bob-miller-s-son-in-law-ordered-re-hired-by-algonquin-township-road-district/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘Triggered’ makes a strong case for his father’s patriotism – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/19/how-donald-trump-jrs-triggered-makes-a-strong-case/
— Defending illegal aliens that commit crimes The California governor is under fire from law enforcement for skipping slain deputy’s funeral – Paul Davis
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/19/defending-illegal-aliens-that-commit-crimes/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GLAAD wants Chick-fil-A to change more company policies – John Gage 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/glaad-wants-chick-fil-a-to-change-more-company-policies
— Michael Bloomberg seen as least electable, Joe Biden most, 1% vs. 51% – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/michael-bloomberg-seen-as-least-electable-joe-biden-most

BLAZE
— Chick-fil-A says it has not caved to LGBTQ activists It’s all coming undone – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chick-fil-a-says-it-has-not-caved-to-lgbtq-activists-glaad-says-it-wants-the-company-to-go-even-further

DAILY CALLER
— ‘It’s a Civil Offense’: Democratic Congressman Falsely Claims Illegal Immigration Is Not A Crime – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/19/green-claims-illegal-immigration-not-a-crime/

NEWSMAX
— Poll: Most Dem Voters Focused on Electability – Theodore Bunker 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/democrats-2020-electability-gallup-poll/2019/11/19/id/942336/

NEW AMERICAN
— Study: Most Americans Want More Illegals Deported; Deporting All Would Save $622 BILLION – Selwyn Duke
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/34081-study-most-americans-want-more-illegals-deported-deporting-all-would-save-622-billion

PJ MEDIA
— The Morning Briefing: Chick-fil-A Caved to the Wokescolds…OR DID THEY? – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing/

ONE NEWS NOW
— After battling Left for years, Chick-fil-A takes it on chin for bowing to them
https://onenewsnow.com/business/2019/11/19/after-battling-left-for-years-chick-fil-a-takes-it-on-chin-for-bowing-to-them

THE HILL
— Illinois prosecutor who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett to run for reelection – MARTY JOHNSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/471098-ap-illinois-prosecutor-announces-bid-for-re-election
— Majority of Democrats emphasize electability in 2020 candidate: poll – RACHEL FRAZIN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/471041-majority-of-democrats-emphasize-electability-in-2020-candidate-poll

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: There is no “right way” to legalize pot.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/opinion/weed-legalization-biden.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s health under scrutiny again after unplanned visit to Walter Reed – Toluse Olorunnipa and Amy Gardner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-health-under-scrutiny-again-after-unplanned-visit-to-walter-reed/2019/11/18/f83c91a4-0a26-11ea-97ac-a7ccc8dd1ebc_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chick-fil-A Concedes Under political pressure, the chicken chain cuts off the Salvation Army. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chick-fil-a-concedes-11574208072

QUARTZ
— A new Stanford study shows young US 2020 voters are really bad at spotting fake news – Annabelle Timsit
https://qz.com/1750839/most-young-2020-us-election-voters-cant-spot-fake-news/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Americans Are Strongly Supportive of America and Its Past
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/november_2019/americans_are_strongly_supportive_of_america_and_its_past

November 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago area marijuana dispensaries hosting job fair this weekend
https://abc7chicago.com/business/chicago-area-marijuana-dispensaries-hosting-job-fair-this-weekend/5701717/
— Springfield insider Michael McClain continued to receive paychecks after retirement
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-springfield-insider-kept-getting-paid-after-retirement/5701535/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump undergoes medical tests
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-undergoes-medical-tests

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Limits on use of pot in public are all about getting this new freedom right Illinois is still working through this social experiment. Why push it? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everything and everyone around it.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/15/20966890/recreational-pot-illinois-public-consumption-law-smoking-joints
— Cullerton escapes storm of federal investigations but clouds linger Cullerton has always been a unique case study — an old-style Chicago Democratic Machine stalwart wrapped in a lakefront liberal veneer. That’s not all bad, and it’s not all good, either. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/15/20967476/cullerton-retirement-illinois-senate-president-federal-investigations
— Successor to former state Rep. Luis Arroyo chosen, but one Cook County Democrat says ‘the fix is in’ Using proxy votes of Arroyo, who resigned after he was charged with bribery, could set up a fight with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who had warned against any involvement by Arroyo in choosing his successor. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/15/20967466/luis-arroyo-replacement-cook-county-democrats-delgado-madigan

DAILY HERALD
— Arroyo’s replacement chosen with his organization’s support – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191116/arroyos-replacement-chosen-with-his-organizations-support

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Weighs In with Ethics Bill to Allow Release of Inspector General’ “Founded Reports”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/16/mcsweeney-weighs-in-with-ethics-bill-to-allow-release-of-inspector-general-founded-reports/

GOPUSA
— ‘Climate migrants,’ the left’s tool to pry borders wide open
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79553
— Chick-fil-A food truck triggers walkout of Oregon high school snowflakes
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79584

AMERICAN THINKER
— What Can We Really Blame the Boomers For? – Jeremy Egerer
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/what_can_we_really_blame_the_boomers_for.html

DAILY WIRE
— Young People Ignorant Of History – Walter E. Williams
https://www.dailywire.com/news/williams-young-people-ignorant-of-history

PJ MEDIA
— Obama Warns Democratic Candidates that Voters ‘Don’t Want to See Crazy Stuff’ From Them – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/obama-warns-democratic-candidates-that-voters-dont-want-to-see-crazy-stuff-from-them/

THE HILL
— America’s workers continue to struggle despite ‘strong’ jobs reports – DANIEL ALPERT AND MICHAEL STUMO
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/470769-americas-workers-continue-to-struggle-despite-strong-jobs-reports
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Where manufacturing once provided skilled, good-paying work — including benefits and health care — Americans lacking a college degree now find themselves becoming progressively more underemployed. Almost two-thirds of America’s workforce (65.1 percent) does not have a college degree. And so, 100 million Americans are watching their employment prospects gradually deteriorate.)
— Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/470701-growing-2020-field-underscores-democratic-divide

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fox News? More Like Trump’s Impeachment Shield.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/opinion/sunday/fox-news-donald-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Where 2020 Democrats stand on Economic inequality – Kevin Uhrmacher
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/policy-2020/economic-inequality/

FORBES
— San Francisco And NYC Begin To See The Ugly Side Of Socialism – Panos Mourdoukoutas
https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2019/11/16/san-francisco-and-nyc-begin-to-see-the-ugly-side-of-socialism/#25dc5de712b0

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 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ‘Baby Trump’ balloon slashed at appearance outside Alabama-LSU game A man charged the balloon with a knife and cut an 8-foot-long gash in the back, the group that owns the balloon said. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/baby-trump-balloon-slashed-at-alabama-appearance/5686639/

NBC5
— Activists Criticize Hiring of Chicago Police Interim Superintendent Black Lives Matter of Los Angeles sent Chicago residents a “warning letter” about Charlie Beck – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Charlie-beck-interim-chicago-police-superintendent-564711302.html

CBS2
— A Look At Chicago’s Interim Top Cop: Charlie Beck – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/08/a-look-at-chicagos-interim-top-cop-charlie-beck/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GI Bill opened doors to college for many vets, but politicians created a separate one for blacks – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-gi-bill-opened-doors-to-college-for-many-vets-but-politicians-created-a-separate-one-for-blacks-126394-20191109-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Activist warns of ‘strong protests’ over city’s pick for interim top cop as officials tour police districts On Saturday, former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Supt. Eddie Johnson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot toured police districts to help Beck familiarize himself with the city. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/11/9/20957016/charlie-beck-eddie-johnson-lori-lightfoot-black-lives-matter-protests-police

DAILY HERALD
— Public safety pension investment returns are missing targets — by nearly $1 billion – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191109/public-safety-pension-investment-returns-are-missing-targets-x2014-by-nearly-1-billion

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— $100K+ pensioners increasing quickly – David Giuliani 
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/k-pensioners-increasing-quickly/article_3922fa3c-001d-11ea-8145-3b073dd74ebd.html
— Three cheers for refugee reduction – Michelle Malkin
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/michelle-malkin-three-cheers-for-refugee-reduction/article_2b9ce3e8-0093-11ea-99b1-e33ceadd2d1f.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds – PATTI NEIGHMOND 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stress-over-mass-shootings-health-care-access-high-among-latinos-survey-finds#stream/0

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Numerous lawsuits filed against Mark Curran in Lake County; Special Prosecutor to be Named in Mark Curran Battery Case
https://www.williamjkelly.org/

GOPUSA
— Democrats demand pay for illegals caught in MS ICE raids; many worked with Americans’ stolen ID
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79103
— Sanctuary state governor fails to attend funeral for deputy killed by illegal alien
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79172
— Black voters rally behind Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79158
— More young Muslim women elected to local and state offices
http://www.gopusa.com/more-young-muslim-women-elected-to-local-and-state-offices/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Nazism of Democrat Gun Control – Rich Logis and Scott Newmark
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/the_nazism_of_democrat_gun_control.html

TOWNHALL
— CNN Reporters Blame Trump For the Death of Elijah Cummings – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/11/09/cnn-reporters-blame-trump-for-the-death-of-elijah-cummings-n2556205

THE HILL
— The appalling discrimination against America’s young conservatives – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/469261-the-appalling-discrimination-against-americas-young-conservatives

WASHINGTON POST
— A library wanted a New York Times subscription. Officials refused, citing Trump and ‘fake news.’ – Antonia Noori Farzan (DIERSEN: If you were me, what would you do encourage Republican Party leaders in Illinois to encourage Republicans in Illinois to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/05/new-york-times-citrus-county-florida-library-subscription-rejected-fake-news/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news. But when their request came before the Citrus County commission last month, local officials literally laughed out loud. One commissioner, Scott Carnahan, declared the paper to be “fake news.” “I agree with President Trump,” he said. “I will not be voting for this. I don’t want the New York Times in this county.” In a move that is generating intense online backlash, all five members of the commission agreed to reject the library’s request. The discussion took place Oct. 24, the same day the Trump administration announced plans to cancel federal agencies’ subscriptions to the Times and The Washington Post. While there’s no apparent connection — the Citrus County meeting began several hours before the Wall Street Journal broke the news of the new edict — the controversy unfolding in central Florida highlights how politicians nationwide are parroting the president’s disparaging rhetoric about the media.)

LGBTQ NATION
— Children’s author Robin Stevenson rips (Wheaton) school district for bowing to homophobic parent At least one student has already changed their mind about coming out due to Stevenson’s cancelled visit, according to the author. – Juwan J. Holmes
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/11/childrens-author-robin-stevenson-rips-illinois-school-district-bowing-homophobic-parent/

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: OFFICE BUILDING: 520 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $425,000
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/520-west-roosevelt-rd/pid_33673655/