— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who run the Chicago Sun-Times say “Our independent, award-winning journalism lives on.” However, ever-increasingly, the Chicago Sun-Times acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party. How independent are your news sources? You should know where their money comes from and how much. He who pays the piper calls the tunes. All news sources should be required to disclose the source and amount of all of their income. They should also disclose the real source and amount of all income laundered through third, fourth, fifth, etc. parties. All my money comes from the Civil Service Retirement System ($50,856/year) and Social Security ($2,028/year). My critics/opponent are beyond furious that they cannot take that income away from me. Ever-increasingly, they make it clear that they will use their tremendous religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois to viciously destroy me and any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that might come to my defense.)
— ‘Uninhabitable’ property tax break issue hits Pritzker where he lives – Mark Brown
— Emanuel considering taxes on rich, downtown businesses to fund CPS – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, you are “rich” if you are not on welfare.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote voter fraud.
— Madigan Democrats to present wish list to skeptical Rauner on Tuesday – Monique Garcia
— Kennedy: ‘Political insiders’ shouldn’t pick Democrats’ nominee for governor – Monique Garcia
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites, that is, racists, attack Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
— Assimilation, not victimization for Mexican immigrants – Juan Rangel (DIERSEN: Anti-Whites, that is, racists, a) do not want immigrants to assimilate, b) want immigrants to depend on government and on charity, and c) want immigrants to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Do segregated neighborhoods raise blood pressure? NU study explores link – Kate Thayer (DIERSEN: Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.)
— Did you hear? Amazon is a local, global game-changer – Robert Reed
— Second Democrat announces bid to unseat Hultgren – James Fuller
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Bloomingdale Township moving to form mental health board – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Of course, this will encourage those who have “mental illness, addiction, and developmental disabilities” to move to Bloomingdale Township.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Voters approved a ballot question that makes the township establish a board devoted to improving the availability and quality of services for township residents with mental illness, addiction, and developmental disabilities. Ed Levato was township supervisor when the referendum was placed on the ballot after a successful petition drive organized by a group of residents. He said Monday that township staff members were simply misinformed when they told a Daily Herald reporter before the election that the ballot question was advisory. “They were not given any information about it,” he said. “It wasn’t our referendum. It was a citizens’ initiative.” Levato apologized for the miscommunication. He said he personally didn’t support the measure. “It’s a huge tax increase,” Levato said. According to preliminary estimates, owners of homes valued at $240,000 would pay about $56 a year in property taxes to support the mental health board. The tax is expected to be collected for the first time next year. However, Michael Murray, chairman of the committee that backed the referendum, said their campaign made it clear to residents that some type of tax increase would be necessary to fund the mental health board. The panel will use the money to award grants to agencies that provide detection, early diagnosis, education, assistance and treatment programs.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning evangelicals.
FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 200-mile Chicago-to-Springfield budget march steps off
— Amazon to hire 2000 people in Illinois (DIERSEN: How many of these will be “good” jobs as opposed to the “bad” jobs that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say that I had doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assemble line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies?)
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sears ripped off local tool maker, jury rules – BRIGID SWEENEY
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gov. Bruce Rauner to John Cullerton: Don’t buckle under Madigan’s pressure. Let’s make a deal for taxpayers – Bruce Rauner
— Auditor general fined $5,000 over campaign reports – AP
— GOP rips Pritzker for getting $230K property tax reduction – AP (DIERSEN: Those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that promote Pat Brady have always worked against individuals like me, against organizations like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, against companies, and against governments that support the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and/or the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party held a news conference Monday in front of the home, where former party Chairman Pat Brady accused Pritzker of engaging in a “con job” that took much-needed money from Chicago Public Schools and social services. He noted the home is located in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the U.S., and said Pritzker has more than enough money to pay the full amount.)
— Communities scramble to deal with harm from opioids – Edith Brady-Lunny (DIERSEN: What about dealing with harm from booze, from pot, from gambling, and from other destructive vices? Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act a) like they want to drink lots of booze, smoke lots of pot, and/or gamble lots of money, b) like they do drink lots of booze, smoke lots of pot, and/or gamble lots of money, and/or c) like they want to make lots of money getting others to drink lots of booze, smoke lots of pot, and/or gamble lots of money.)
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— A billionaire’s burden – Editorial (DIERSEN: Have you ever sought reduction of an assessed valuation? I did during the 1980s and 1990s for 915 Cove Court in Wheaton. Ultimately, the Property Tax Appeal Board granted me a reduction, although not as large as I had asked for. If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents in Wheaton would bring that up. My critics/opponents side a) with the subdivision’s developer and builder of my home and b) with City of Wheaton officials who approved the subdivision’s grossly inadequate storm water drainage plan and approved the violation of many construction and building codes when the subdivision was constructed in 1983 and my home was built in 1983 and 1984.)
BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Belleville Township’s hours of existence dwindle as city prepares to take over – MIKE KOZIATEK (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have their operatives and their dupes work it both ways. They hint/imply/argue/shout at those who support township government that I oppose township government. They hint/imply/argue/shout at those who oppose township government that I support township government.)
— State Board of Elections protects Mautino – Fails the people of Illinois – Kirk Allen
— REP. REICK EXPLAINS HIS OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED COAL TAR SEALANT BAN (DIERSEN: I had my 33-year-old driveway seal coated yesterday for $140. For many years now, to prolong the driveway’s useful life, I have had the driveway seal coated in the spring and in the fall each year. Of course, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would use that against me, just like they would use against me a) my having a 20-W whole-house backup natural gas-fired electric generator installed and b) my spending my time and my money to prevent basement flooding and to address lot drainage problems.)
— Attacks continue on Pritzker over property tax breaks (DIERSEN: Have you ever sought reduction of an assessed valuation? I did during the 1980s and 1990s for 915 Cove Court in Wheaton. Ultimately, the Property Tax Appeal Board granted me a reduction, although not as large as I had asked for. If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents in Wheaton would bring that up. My critics/opponents side a) with the subdivision’s developer and builder of my home and b) with City of Wheaton officials who approved the subdivision’s grossly inadequate storm water drainage plan and approved the violation of many construction and building codes when the subdivision was constructed in 1983 and my home was built in 1983 and 1984.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: OK, so read between the lines a bit. Pritzker paid $3.7 million for the house, but it’s assessed value remained at or above its original $6 million list price. Usually, you’d file for a reassessment right away if you bought a house for much lower than its assessed valuation, but Pritzker didn’t, which cost him some bucks he didn’t need to be paying.)
— Hours after saying he wasn’t “focused on the politics,” Rauner attends campaign fundraiser, refuses to answer campaign questions
— Trump takes aim at Black Lives Matter, slams ‘hostility and violence’ against police – Dave Boyer
— McMaster, Powell and Tillerson refute ‘unnamed sources’ used by Washington Post in Trump smear (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes always use unnamed sources to smear me. They hint/imply/argue/shout that their sources have tremendous religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and that their sources what to kill me figuratively if not literally.)
— School censors yearbook over Trump comment
— Progressives openly signaling the arrival of political violence as a tactic to obtain power – Thomas Lifson
— Congressional Republicans should stop playing games and reduce federal spending – THOMAS BINION
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Gun demand on the rise in Chicago, police say
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote voter fraud.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote voter fraud.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Give Social Security Recipients a Break Limit payroll taxes for those over 65, and stop taxing benefits. – Charles R. Schwab (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension. My CSRS pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTIRE: Anti-Trumps say “Obamacare replacement threatens kids’ health coverage.” Democrats always use children as cannon fodder.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity in Texas say “It’s an all-out assault on LGBT people.” Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGCTQ activity, those who promote LGBTQ activity demonize you, denigrate you, condemn you, and destroy you. Trump knows that. Will Trump come to defense of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?
— Fox News is not the real sexual scandal. Bill O’Reilly’s firing is no turning point in workplace harassment. Fox News gets the attention, but the behavior flourishes at thousands of low-wage workplaces. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Virtually all employers in America are Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, or RINOs.)
— College Board and Zuckerberg team up for ‘Manhattan Project’ of academic motivation – Greg Toppo (DIERSEN: Few thought that I was “college material” because neither of my parents had attended college, my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and my mother had never attended high school. What if Affirmative Action was only for those whose parents did not have a college degree?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Need for Scapegoats.” All my critics/opponents are scapegoaters. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems. They blame me for all the elections that they lost or almost lost, for all the lawsuits that have been filed against them, for all the sales that they have lost, etc.