— Chicago to Remain Sanctuary City Despite Trump’s Plan, Officials Say Trump suggested Monday that his threat to ship migrants to so-called sanctuary cities is taking effect, even though it remains unclear whether such a plan is feasible
— ‘Dangerous’: Illinois Representatives React to Trump Tweet on Omar
— Unions Urge Democrats To Focus On Kitchen Table Economics – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/04/15/unions-urge-democrats-to-focus-on-kitchen-table-economics/FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago prosecutor to start erasing pot convictions soon – AP (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
— Facebook shareholders complain about Zuckerberg’s power, call for breakup – Levi Sumagaysay
— Lake County Dems work to ensure blue wave doesn’t ebb – Charles Selle
— Jobless claims hit 50-year low due to strong job market – and stricter unemployment rules – AP
— Trump’s threat of sending immigrants to sanctuary cities isn’t a threat at all – Rex Huppke
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters encourage illegals to come to Chicago and to stay in Chicago.
— Lightfoot urged to restore health care subsidy for city’s oldest retirees – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that the federal government is paying 75% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance costs. In my defense, I qualified for that by working almost 3 years for the Post Office, almost 9 years for IRS, and almost 18 years for GAO. We pay about $6,000/year for about $24,000/year worth of insurance.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But retirees’ attorney Clint Krislov argued that an even more desperate financial crunch is impacting 10,000 retirees who started working for the city prior to April 1, 1986 and, therefore, are not eligible for Medicare. “People are being charged $2,000 individually a month, $4,000 for a couple, almost $6,000 for a family. … That’s a lot of money, even for somebody with a $100,000 pension,” Krislov said. “These people don’t deserve this. Do the right thing by these people. Provide them the coverage that they were promised.”)DAILY HERALD
— Leaders seek more flexibility on spending hotel tax revenue in DuPage County – Robert Sanchez
— Parents group drops lawsuit over District 211 transgender policy – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190415/parents-group-drops-lawsuit-over-district-211-transgender-policyCRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Durbin, Underwood, Foster push to increase federal research funding The senior U.S. senator from Illinois joined two members of the U.S. House delegation at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine to address the decline in government support for scientific research. – AROLINA GONZALEZ
— Romeoville trustee’s second DUI arrest could result in fine, jail time Trustee previously pleaded guilty to DUI in 2013 in Arizona – ALEX ORTIZ
— Local state Republicans speak out against progressive income tax – ALEX ORTIZ
— Pritzker on Trump: ‘I hope he gets defeated in 2020’ – Rachel Droze
— Effingham County Board Monday voted to pursue a referendum to separate the rest of Illinois from Cook County.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A pot pusher pushes pot.
https://depauliaonline.com/40529/showcase/letter-from-the-editor-with-the-4-20-issue-the-depaulia-brings-you-a-modern-take-on-marijuana/ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Lawmakers debate taxing, spending in Illinois – Cole Lauterbach
— EFFINGHAM COUNTY BOARD CONSIDERS VOIDING FOID CARD; OFFERING CHICAGO SEPARATION REFERENDUM
— REPUBLICANS DRIVE EROSION OF MEDIA CREDIBILITY
— ANGRY WHITE MALE STUDIES COURSE ILLUSTRATES LEFT-WING CRAZINESS ON CAMPUS
— PROLIFERS CONCLUDE 40 DAYS PRAYER EMPHASIS OUTSIDE ILLINOIS ABORTION CLINICS
— GOP SENATOR, CHICAGO MAYOR AGREE ON ROCKFORD AND CHICAGO CASINOS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/04/gop-senator-chicago-mayor-agree-on-rockford-and-chicago-casinos.html— DID YOU GET A TAX CUT?
— Yale Law School defends new pro-LGBTQ fellowship policy – Christopher Vondracek
— Trump says GOP ‘can retake the House’ by addressing asylum ‘con job’ – Steven Nelson
— Bill Weld joins 2020 race as GOP challenger to Trump – Zachary Halaschak
— Republicans shouldn’t rub Cher’s immigration flip-flop in her face – Madeline Fry
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/republicans-shouldnt-rub-chers-immigration-flip-flop-in-her-faceWASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Pelosi Dismisses Ocasio-Cortez Wing of Democrats as ‘Like Five People’ – David Rutz
— Donald Trump: ‘I Agree with Cher’ on Illegals Coming to Los Angeles – Charlie Spiering
— Unions Worry 2020 Democrats Ignoring ‘Kitchen-Table Economics’ for Divisive Far-Left Issues – AP
— Media Continues to Ignore Approaching Budget Armageddon – John M. DeMaggio
— In The Trump Administration, Delivering Results Is The Only Source of Job Security – Andy Surabian
— WHITE HOUSE THREATENING TO CURB VISAS FROM ALL THOSE ‘VISITORS’ WHO NEVER GO BACK HOME – Jason Hopkins
— “Sanctuary Cities” Slam Door on Illegals
— To Defend Ilhan Omar, Democrats Use Identity Politics as a Shield – DAVID FRENCH
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/ilhan-omar-9-11-comments-democrats-use-identity-politics-as-a-shield/INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— 2020 Democrat Claims Border Crisis Was ‘Caused’ by Trump: ‘He Ignored This Problem’ – Madison Dibble
— Most religious groups becoming more Republican, data show – Michael Gryboski
https://www.christianpost.com/news/most-religious-groups-becoming-more-republican-data-show.htmlLIFE SITE NEWS
— Candlelight vigils outside Planned Parenthood inspired by ‘Unplanned’ a huge success The largest reported crowds were 350 in Aurora, Illinois; 300 in Tampa, Florida; and 275 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. – Lisa Bourne
— Prestigious $30,000 federal scholarships once again dominated by liberals in 2019
— Democrats demand documents on Trump ‘sanctuary city’ plan – RAFAEL BERNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Dems rally behind Omar as Trump escalates attacks.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Just say it: Trump’s attacks on Ilhan Omar are designed to incite hatred.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The real threat to religious freedom is Trump.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump invented an immigration crisis to further his most consistent goal.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-invented-an-immigration-crisis-to-further-his-most-consistent-goal/2019/04/15/b2049ba0-5fbd-11e9-9ff2-abc984dc9eec_story.htmlLOS ANGELES TIMES
— And the Democratic Platform Will Be …
— Trump Gave Most Americans a Tax Cut and They Didn’t Notice – Sahil Kapur and Laura Davison
— Why older workers are ideal employees – ALESSANDRA Malito
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ageism is apparent in the workforce and the hiring process. Legislators are combating age discrimination, including a recent proposal called the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, and companies are under fire for certain hiring practices, such as targeting younger applicants through social media. Older workers are stereotyped as lacking a strong work ethic, counting down the days to retirement and a disinterest in learning new skills to stay competitive in the workforce, and they also struggle with negative comments about their age from colleagues or are overlooked for promotions.)DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred of those who do not hate Jews.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters side with those who are anti-Jewish.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity paint themselves as protectors of religious people.