— President Trump threatens to shut down entire border with Mexico – AP
— 4 Candidates for Chicago Mayor Removed From Ballot The Chicago Board of Elections ruled that Conrein Hykes Clark, Sandra Mallory and Richard Mayers will not be on the ballot, while Ja’Mal Green filed to withdraw from the ballot and run instead as a write-in candidate – Shelby Bremer
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Nancy Pelosi is vacationing at Hawaii resort during government shutdown
— Mayoral candidate Fioretti proposes renaming Daley Plaza in pointed jab – Lizzie Schiffman Tufano
— Popular Logan Square restaurant to add 4% surcharge to bill for staff health insurance, raises – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
— Aurora mourns former mayor Tom Weisner – Marie Wilson
— Some federal workers feel pinch as shutdown enters 7th day – Erik Wasson and Anna Edgerton
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Dennis Byrne demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump as being a “draft dodging hypocrite” because he avoided the draft. Byrne would demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being a “draft dodging hypocrite” because I got four student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. I should write a book about those who have punished me the most for my doing that.
— THORNER: DEMOCRATS CLAIM COMPASSION, BUT RESISTANCE TO WALL PROVES OTHERWISE
— SHELBYVILLE TOWNSHIP PROPERTY OWNERS RECEIVE $735,000 IN REBATE CHECKS
— THE BEST AND WORST OF TIMES: CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS FEATURE $2.5 MILLION TOWNHOMES, $100 TENT CITY
— GUTIERREZ CALLS ON DEMOCRATS TO “PAY RANSOM” TO END BORDER BARRIER IMPASSE
— Stop More Kids From Dying by Securing the Border – Michael Reagan
— Think Tank Urges E-Verify Use After Hundreds of Immigrant Workers Arrested – Theodore Bunker
— OAKLAND MAYOR HAS ‘NO REGRETS’ FOR INFORMING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ABOUT ICE RAID -David Krayden
— Duckworth’s AR-15 Screed Merely Proves The Left Is Lying About Gun Control Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth communicates that she considers serious arguments not worth addressing and her opponents wicked people. – Noah Diekemper
— Democrats Hate the Wall because Trump Loves It – DEROY MURDOCK
— Trump to furloughed workers: ‘Consult your personal attorney’ to hold off creditors during shutdown – Dave Boyer
— Poll: 8-in-10 call illegal immigration a ‘problem,’ 58% say ‘serious’ – Paul Bedard
— Trump pledges to cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador – Melissa Quinn
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
— 800,000 government workers may need financial assistance as shutdown continues The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has advised government employees who won’t be paid to reach out to creditors for alternative payment options. – Doha Madani
— What federal workers can do to generate some cash amid the government shutdown – Darla Mercado
— Trump’s job is about to get much harder with divided government – Colby Itkowitz
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps turn Mollie Tibbetts’ mother against Trump, that is, against America.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Republicans appear happy to hand off shutdown impasse to Pelosi – SARAH D. WIRE (DIERSEN: What is your Republican Congressman’s position on the impasse?)
FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— OPM’s advice for furloughed employees who can’t make rent payments isn’t sitting well – Nicole Ogrysko
— Working for Uncle Sam: Great while it lasted, also nice when it’s over – Tony Korlik
— Trump administration tells furloughed workers: Do chores to pay your rent! Shutdown suggestions: Federal employees are urged to do odd jobs for landlords instead of paying January rent – IGOR DERYSH
— Trump Administration Suggests Furloughed Federal Employees Perform Manual Labor to Pay Rent Let them eat paint. – JACK HOLMES
— What If You Could Start Over? Eight questions to unearth what you might’ve done. – Marty Nemko Ph.D.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
— Another migrant caravan with 15,000 people is set to depart from Honduras next month – MEGAN SHEETS