— Pritzker says he appealed to Trump voters – Emma Seslowsky
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF TERRA COSTA: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in a) promoting hatred of Trump and b) getting voters to punish Trump by voting for Democrat women.
BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois event to simulate homelessness, raise awareness – AP (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, people who have financial, health, and other problems vote for Democrats. Democrats promote patronage big time. Democrats have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor person in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor person in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted poor people in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor person in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor person in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
— GoFundMe will refund over $20M in donations made to border wall campaign – Alyssa Roberts
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Since the goal has not been met, it appears Kolfage is changing tactics, and a GoFundMe spokesperson says the company will refund all donations to the campaign, INSIDER reports. On the campaign’s page, Kolfage wrote that he, and a team of advisers, had decided instead to form a 501(c)(4) nonprofit to raise money for a border wall instead.)
— Governor Rauner discusses plans after leaving office – Toby Gullion
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Governor Amendatory Vetoes Abolition of McHenry County Townships by Referendum Bill Killing Vote This Year
COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Ex-GOP state rep candidate: Opponent Corrigan’s campaign ads, backed by IL House GOP, defamed her – Scott Holland
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Market Watch: Owners of golf pioneer’s Wheaton estate lose $670K on sale
PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— State lawmakers feeling pressure to pass gas tax hike, IPI warns – Karen Kidd
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Transgender Juggernaut Threatens God’s Design for Male and Female – Timothy J. Dailey
ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Politics of Racial Grievance – Benjamin Smith
— Longest Shutdown Ever: With No End in Sight, Battle for Border Wall Rages, Democrats Continue Opposition – Matthew Boyle
— Another Honduran Caravan Starts Next Week – Neil Munro
— Millions of US jobs are about to vanish, so why does DC want to import more unskilled workers? – Tucker Carlson
— Islam Enters Congress – Valerie Greenfield
— Ryan Redux: Romney Assumes the Missionary Position – Bill Thomas
— Will New “Migrant Caravan” From Honduras Invite Emergency Declaration From Trump? – R. Cort Kirkwood
— This is what Democrats thought about illegal immigration not so long ago – Nate Madden
REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To be in America illegally is to shout that you a) disrespect the “rule of law,” b) disrespect America, and c) disrespect Americans.
CANADA FREE PRESS
— Pelosi: A border wall is immoral because it discriminates against illegals entering the country – Dag Barkley
LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Seek to Glorify God – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that to glorify God, you should promote welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things?)
— Unemployment claims by federal workers skyrocket – Vanessa Yurkevich (DIERSEN: What about those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn government employees as being lazy, stupid, and grossly overpaid?)
NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of the following groups say that there is no border crisis: 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.
— ‘Deciding How to Decide’: Even the Rich Need Advice on Budgeting – Paul Sullivan
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Opportunity in Cities Falls to the Educated – Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned 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, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Trump to represent a) 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 and b) those who hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
— Reinstating the SALT deduction is a matter of fairness – Nita M. Lowey, Washington
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Democrat uses anti-Catholics to promote Islam.
— IRS workers: ‘We want to go back to work’ – Paul Tennant
— Top tips for older job seekers – Todd Nelson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bloomberg wants Trump “to represent entire country,” that is, to represent a) 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 and b) those who hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
— People Can’t Pay Their Medical Bills Because of the Government Shutdown – JULIA GLUM (DIERSEN: What about those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn government employees as being lazy, stupid, and grossly overpaid?)