— President Trump, Bloomberg exchange mean tweets
— Attorney General Barr blasts Trump’s tweets: ‘Impossible for me to do my job’
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Bill introduced to pull funds from states that give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants – Adam Shaw
— Advocates, lawmakers make push to change Illinois redistricting process before lines are set for another decade – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN and DAN PETRELLA
— Legislative Ethics Commission deadlock over report on alleged wrongdoing points to party-line voting inspector general’s office says is a problem – Dan Petrella
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A Chicago developer wants to open a marijuana grow facility on the Far South Side – ALLY MAROTTI
— In booming times, Democrats sell misery – NOLAN FINLEY
— Fired CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson and ousted Law Department spokesman land on city’s do-not-hire list Better Government Association CEO David Greising says putting Johnson on the list can probably be justified, though including Bill McCaffrey is more questionable and might warrant a fresh look at the criteria. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What will put you on the do-not-hire list in Democrat/Libertarian/Green/RINO Illinois? ANSWER: Oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
— ENDORSEMENT: Jim Oberweis for Congress in 14th District Republican primary Oberweis has evolved a bit. He remains a staunch conservative, but he seems slightly more inclined to work across party lines.
— ENDORSEMENT: Krishna K. Bansal for Congress in 11th District Republican Primary Bansal, with his stronger grasp of the issues and extensive record of public service, is the better bet to defeat a Democrat in the fall.
— Lawmakers want Fair Maps Amendment on November ballot – Rebecca Anzel and Ben Orner
— Franks tells McHenry County Board: ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ – Drew Zimmerman
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College offering free workshops for craft marijuana growers
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Forecast on video-gambling’s popularity actually a bit low – John Dey (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.
— Williamson Co. mother removes son from school after being told LGBTQ ‘was okay’ before new law takes effect
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Officials Are Looking for Your Guns If You Don’t Have a FOID Card
— McConchie among Legislators Calling for Less Partisan Remap
— Search Warrant Blurs Jack Franks’ Image
— IL-06/IL-14: Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Dr. Jay Kinzler, Jim Oberweis
— Nothing to See Here. Move Along.
— IL-14: Like Him or Not, Jeff Ward Brings Out Worst in Catalina Lauf
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis’ Second Commercial
— Southern Illinois mother pulls her son out of public school after LGBTQ history lesson
— Trump says Mike Bloomberg reminds him of ‘Low Energy’ Jeb Bush – Tom Howell Jr.
— Poll: 6-in-10 Florida Voters, Majority of Hispanics Back Mandatory E-Verify – John Binder
— Trump’s Pentagon Secures $3.8B to Build 177 Miles of Border Wall – John Binder
— Bernie Lashes Out At Top Dem Strategist James Carville For Saying He’s Too Extreme – Paul Bois
— Jury Foreman In Roger Stone Case Was Trump-Hating Russia Collusion Hoaxer – Tristan Justice (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago is 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?)
— House Democrats’ immigration bill would use tax dollars to import crime to America – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
— Fire sale: An Iran plant makes the US flags protesters burn – NASSER KARIMI and MOHAMMAD NASIRI
NEW YORK TIMES
— In Amazon’s Bookstore, No Second Chances for the Third Reich – David Streitfeld
— Why Many Professionals In Their Late 30s, 40s And 50s Are Not Benefiting From The Tight Job Market – Jack Kelly
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Legislators Urged to Declare CNN and Washington Post ‘Fake News’ – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Just a Reminder: Your Employees May be Recording You (DIERSEN: If I had recorded what my Democrat GAO superiors said to me to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I would have won Diersen v. GAO.)