— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: 2 companies are requesting approval to sell recreational cannabis in Naperville as city council prepares to discuss restrictions – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: For a municipality to allow the sale of recreational pot is to flush its “family friendly” status down the toilet. Each and every Naperville resident should urge Naperville’s Mayor and each of its City Council members by email (https://www.naperville.il.us/government/meet-your-city-council/) and at City Council meetings (the next one is Tuesday, July 16) to vote to ban the sale of recreational pot in Naperville ASAP. Similarly, each and every Wheaton resident should urge Wheaton’s Mayor and each of its City Council members by email (https://www.wheaton.il.us/544/City-Council) and at City Council meetings (the next one is Monday, July 15) to vote to ban the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton ASAP.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Before the requests from Green Thumb Industries and Grassroots Cannabis can be considered, however, the Naperville City Council must decide if they will allow pot to be sold within city limits and, if yes, what kind of restrictions should be in place and what kind of tax should be charged. The discussion will start at Tuesday’s council meeting. . .While municipal officials cannot restrict the consumption of cannabis in their towns, they can opt out of allowing adult-use cannabis dispensaries or place restrictions on such things as the number allowed and where they can be located, according to city documents. The new law allows only companies with existing medical marijuana dispensaries to begin selling recreational pot Jan. 1. Those companies will be allowed to sell cannabis from their current medical locations and one additional retail location, if approved by the municipality. There are currently 55 medical cannabis dispensaries in Illinois. Future dispensary licenses are expected to be issued by the state to non-medical license holders beginning in mid-2020. Should city council members approve the sale of recreational cannabis, Naperville officials would have to amend zoning code. The city can change its existing medical cannabis ordinance so it applies to adult-use cannabis dispensaries, city documents said. The ordinance as currently written includes language on where dispensaries are permitted and how far they must be from schools and residential areas.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republican men are sexists if not rapists.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns McConnell.
— Democrats 2020 task: Convince voters to overlook economy – Byron York
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Democrat says “Spending cuts have been made” and “state must keep focus on revenue.”
— ICE raids: Immigration law firm worker says silent raids in SoCal have already begun
— North Chicago Police Pensioners Told To Come Back To Work Or Lose Their Benefits Say They Aren’t Willing Or Able – Megan Hickey
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Some say Illinois should kick the Chicago area out of the state – Mike Flannery
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Higher education: Illinois universities exploring programs on growing, marketing marijuana – Peter Hancock
BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Durbin illegally encourages citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
— Where in Illinois will people be able to use marijuana? In some cases, it could be in public – JOSEPH BUSTOS (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, you should avoid being near anyone who is using pot.)
KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Community colleges weighing pot programs – Peter Hancock
— Safe to smoke pot and drive? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Stoners should not be allowed to have driver’s licenses.)
— Working With Weed: Marijuana legalization impacts company policies (DIERSEN: How impaired are employers going to let their employees be? How impaired are employers going to let themselves be? I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.)
— Kinzinger’s Rising Star Burns A Bit Brighter In Trump Era – RYAN DENHAM
— At social media summit Trump hails conservatives for bypassing ‘fake news’ – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, illegally, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally send their sick children illegally to America illegally. Needless-to-say, Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— Confederate Railroad and unfair racial justice at the Illinois State Fair – Paul H. Yarbrough
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Culture clash at the Du Quoin State Fair – Peter Hancock
— Illinois’ audited financials for fiscal year 2018 still not published – Greg Bishop
PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Smart Approaches to Marijuana condemns clean-air exemption: ‘Why set the clock back 100 years?’ – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, everyone should avoid being anywhere near anyone who is smoking pot.)
— WAS JESUS A SOCIALIST?
— Pelosi, Dems urge illegal immigrants to resist ‘brutal’ deportation raids – Stephen Dinan
— Trump vows to call Facebook, Google on the carpet to stop bias against conservatives Promises action at White House social media summit – Dave Boyer
WASHINGTON FREE BEACOM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want criminals to work of the federal government.
— Catfight escalates: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hurls race card at Nancy Pelosi – Monica Showalter
CANADA FREE PRESS
— Rapinoe: The New Star on “Hate America First” Team – Daniel Wiseman
— How many GOPers will follow Justin Amash out of Republican-land? – Jeffrey A. Rendall
— Trump Praises James O’Keefe, Diamond and Silk, Other ‘Extraordinary’ Conservatives at Social Media Summit – BRIAN MIN
— ‘Sunken Little Place’: Conservatives Respond To Being Labeled ‘Extremists’ By Media Matters Report – SHELBY TALCOTT
— Nancy Pelosi Warns Illegal Immigrants Not To Open The Door For ICE – JASON HOPKINS
— ‘You’re A Punk!’ — Sebastian Gorka’s Candid Moment With CNN Political Analyst Gets Caught On Video – SCOTT MOREFIELD
— The Media’s Lionization Of Megan Rapinoe Shows How They Truly Are The Enemy Of The People – JEREMY FRANKEL
— Trump declares Gorka ‘wins big’ after clash with reporters in Rose Garden – BRETT SAMUELS
— Trump pushes government action against ‘terrible bias’ at social media summit – CRISTIANO LIMA, MARGARET HARDING MCGILL and STEVEN OVERLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: ABC News illegally encourages citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
— Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs – KEVIN FREKING and MARCY GORDON
— Trump rips tech firms at ‘free speech’ summit – Roberta Rampton, David Shepardson
NEW YORK TIMES
— Warren Proposes “Decriminalizing Unauthorized Border Crossings” – Matt Stevens
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, illegally, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally, b) to illegally stay in America illegally, and c) to illegally bring/send their children illegally to America illegally. Needless-to-say, Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of those who do not hate Trump.
— Politicians Don’t Actually Care What Voters Want Does that statement sound too cynical? Unfortunately, the evidence supports it. – Joshua Kalla and Ethan Porter (DIERSEN: What percent of the voters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America want politicians to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women, and at everyone else, that Republicans are sexists, White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
— The Federalist Society just became a no-go zone for federal judges – James P. Donohue
— Trump’s social media summit was a spectacle. Here are the real takeaways for Big Tech. – Cat Zakrzewski
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Racial Issues Rise to Surface in Dispute Between Pelosi, House Freshmen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused the speaker of singling out women of color in remarks that drew rebukes from some fellow Democrats – Natalie Andrews
— Trump, Twitter and the First Amendment An appellate ruling blurs the line between private and public forums. – Editorial
— Pelosi’s Prima Donnas Her feud with ‘The Squad’ may imperil Democratic chances in November 2020. – Kimberley A. Strassel
— Pelosi’s House Discipline She gets hit with the race card for standing up to the young radicals. – Editorial
— Reparations and the Spirit of 1789 Burke’s concerns about the French Revolution resonate in today’s debate. – Liam Warner
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs President Donald Trump is applauding far-right social media provocateurs even as he concedes that some of them are extreme in their views. – AP
— Libertarian, Green parties sue Texas over ballot requirements – Taylor Goldenstein (DIERSEN: What do you say to Libertarians who falsely claim to be Republican? They focus on destroying Republicans like me who oppose pot.)
— Should Waterloo city employees answer to council members or their bosses? Follow the debate – TIM JAMISON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to pot pushers, teens will use less pot if it is legal.