March 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus: McCormick Place, two shuttered hospitals to be used as overflow medical facilities as COVID-19 cases surge over 5K with 73 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-surge-over-5k-as-state-works-to-open-overflow-medical-facilities/6062180/
— Pres. Trump defends extending coronavirus distancing guidelines as spread continues in the US – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-defends-extending-coronavirus-guidelines-as-spread-continues/6062870/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Top 5,000 With 73 Fatalities With the newly confirmed cases, more than 50 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-climb-to-5056-with-72-fatalities/2247267/
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-in Ballots Democrats’ hopes for using the crisis to expand voting by mail face firm Republican opposition, as well as significant logistical challenges – Nicholas Riccardi and Rachel La Corte
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-and-elections-outbreak-revives-debate-on-mail-in-voting-ballots/2247283/

CBS2
— CPS To Distribute 100,000 Computers For E-Learning To Start April 13
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/30/cps-to-distribute-100000-computers-for-e-learning-to-start-april-13/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 8 more die in Illinois from COVID-19, cases tally rises to 5,057
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/8-more-die-in-illinois-from-covid-19-cases-tally-rises-to-5057
— 29 more CPD members test positive for COVID-19
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/29-more-cpd-members-test-positive-for-covid-19
— Tampa megachurch pastor arrested after leading packed services despite ‘safer-at-home’ orders
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tampa-megachurch-pastor-arrested-after-leading-packed-services-despite-safer-at-home-orders

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The media shouldn’t muzzle Trump — no matter his lies and ineptitude.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-trump-media-20200330-obwosgfgt5dwhbgwsy66mdwxiy-story.html
— Public sector pensions can bring reduced Social Security benefits – Elliot Raphaelson (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.) 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200330/281887300408003
— Waukegan social-distancing itself from marijuana revenues – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-waukegan-marijuana-st-0331-20200330-mcsenvtjynfrhenrdkiofdlejy-story.html
— More than 800 Chicago Police Department employees out sick Monday – Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-coronavirus-chicago-police-sick-leave-20200330-54gwglfkr5hbnea75bnrxij37i-story.html
— Rations of high-demand goods, shoppers in masks and reminders to keep your distance. This is the brave new world of pandemic shopping. – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-shopping-experience-20200330-us3qxccvwvfb3gv3lszjdj6s7m-story.html
— Who gets care for COVID-19 when the hospitals fill up? Gut-wrenching decisions will have to be made. – NEIL S. WENGER AND MARTIN F. SHAPIRO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-hospital-care-decisions-20200330-ci5h3kebfrdj7jlesnbqbgzpdq-story.html
— 7 residents at Carol Stream nursing facility test positive for coronavirus – Phil Thompson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-coronavirus-carol-stream-nursing-home-20200330-oht54xraq5acrbdrrjaa2btc3u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus test sites added in Illinois, but Pritzker says limited capacity still ‘an enormous problem’
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199400/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Trump: Feds to pay 100% for Illinois National Guard COVID-19 deployment The Illinois National Guard was deployed earlier this month by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to help in the COVID-19 crisis. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199807/trump-federal-government-will-pay-illinois-national-guard-deployment-covid-19-coronvirus
— CPS students unlikely to return to schools this year, alderman says after mayoral briefing “We have no expectation of them going back,” Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) told the Sun-Times after a conference call with Lori Lightfoot. “I don’t know why they’d have to go back if they’re all learning at home.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199830/coronavirus-remote-learning-chicago-public-schools-cps-classes
— It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead, they can help the public identify what’s true or false Some television networks have started cutting away from Trump’s daily briefings, saying the events are no more than campaign rallies, and that he is spreading falsehoods that endanger the public. – David Cuillier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199895/coronavirus-media-cnn-media-journalists-david-cuillier-conversation

DAILY HERALD
— Most suburban GOP lawmakers endorse Pritzker’s COVID-19 stay-at-home rule – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/most-suburban-gop-lawmakers-endorse-pritzkers-covid-19-stay-at-home-rule
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois GOP House Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady supported Pritzker’s executive order issued March 20 that aims to nip the spread of the respiratory infection. Republican and DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin has appeared with Pritzker at several briefings and said “preserving people’s health and safety has to be the No. 1 consideration in an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. “I intend to let the public health recommendations and data drive decision-making, so we make the most informed decisions possible in this unprecedented situation,” Cronin said. Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills, however, said last week that Pritzker’s order is “too broad” and the state should align with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I am 100% totally supportive of what the health care professionals say at the federal level,” McSweeney said. “I believe the best information is at the CDC. No one in Washington has ordered a shutdown of the state of Illinois.”)
— Fair maps advocates hopeful with deadline looming for redistricting referendum – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/fair-maps-advocates-hopeful-with-deadline-looming-for-redistricting-referendum
— DuPage introduces COVID-19 case map (SEE: https://covid19-dupage.hub.arcgis.com/ )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/dupage-introduces-covid-19-case-map
— Illinois inmate dies from COVI-19; dozens more sickened – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200330/news/303309933
— State announces 8 new deaths, 461 new coronavirus cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/state-announces-8-new-deaths-461-new-coronavirus-cases

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Ideas weighed to slowly relaunch Illinois economy – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ideas-weighed-to-slowly-relaunch-Illinois-economy-15166306.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— House of Representatives will not return to DC until at least April 20 – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/coronavirusnowtakingtollonworkinwashington

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— New DuPage County COVID-19 Case Map
https://www.nctv17.com/news/new-dupage-county-covid-19-case-map/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— New York Times Projects 33,000 McHenry County Coronavirus Infections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/30/new-york-times-projects-33000-mchenry-county-coronavirus-infections/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: IS THE CORONAVIRUS ERODING OUR FREEDOM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorner-is-the-coronavirus-eroding-our-freedom.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says 500 hospital beds this week at McCormick Place – Feds sent surgical masks instead of N95 masks – Ezike explains state prison strategy – Why no “recovered” data? Abbott can only produce 50K rapid tests per day- Drop in new cases today does not indicate anything – Not focused on costs except for gouging
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/pritzker-says-500-hospital-beds-this-week-at-mccormick-place/
— 461 new cases, 8 new deaths – 12 Stateville prisoners hospitalized
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/461-new-cases-7-new-deaths/

— How will county parties hold legally mandated conventions on April 15th?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/how-will-county-parties-hold-legally-mandated-conventions-on-april-15th/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The ILGOP’s general counsel sent a memo to county chairs days ago. Excerpt… Other than the requirement that conventions be held on a particular date, the Election Code only directs that a county convention elect a county chairman, select delegates to the state convention and shall be held “within the county.” There is no statutory requirement that a convention must be conducted in any particular manner. In other words, for county organizations without bylaws that might direct otherwise, a convention could possibly be conducted by a conference call (so long as all participants are within the county), or by use of absentee ballots or other methods to elect a chairman and to conduct business. As for the requirement that state convention delegates are chosen at the county convention, that task may be delegated (as has traditionally been the case) to county chairmen if necessary. Of course, all notice requirements must be adhered to, as always. For counties with bylaws that dictate how their conventions are to be run, those bylaws will control, and county organizations should abide by them. I asked the same follow-up question to the ILGOP’s Joe Hackler about counties with in-person meeting requirements. His response… There may be a few that explicitly require personal presence for participation. However, each of these counties conventions would conceivably have a rules committee that could possibly help offer some relief.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats fault Trump for spike in Asian harassment in light of coronavirus – Gabriella Muñoz (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/hakeem-jeffries-faults-trump-spike-asian-harassmen/
— Democrats call for racial data in coronavirus testing – AP (DIERSEN: What about citizenship, age, gender, sexual orientation, BMI, illnesses, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income, net worth, veteran status, years ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/democrats-call-racial-data-coronavirus-testing/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump Has Risen to the Occasion, Dems Sink to New Lows
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/30/trump-soars-to-new-heights-dems-sink-to-new-lows/

BREITBART
— Repeated Warnings from Feds About Lack of Ventilators Fell on Deaf Ears Under Bush, Obama – EDWIN MORA
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/repeated-warnings-from-feds-about-lack-of-ventilators-fell-on-deaf-ears-under-bush-obama/
— Biden Dismisses Numerous Reports of Mask Theft to Accuse Trump of ‘Conspiracy Mongering’ – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/biden-dismisses-numerous-reports-mask-theft-accuse-trump-conspiracy-mongering/

CNS NEWS
— New York Times Now Blaming Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/bill-donohue/nyt-now-blaming-christians-coronavirus

DAILY CALLER
— U.S. Rivals Are Exploiting Coronavirus As A Weapon In Propaganda War – J. D. GORDON
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/gordon-u-s-rivals-are-exploiting-coronavirus-as-a-weapon-in-propaganda-war/

DAILY SIGNAL
— De Blasio, NYC Officials Downplayed COVID-19 Threat After Trump Restricted Travel to China. Here Are 5 Examples. – Chris White
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/de-blasio-nyc-officials-downplayed-covid-19-threat-after-trump-restricted-travel-to-china-here-are-5-examples/

TOWNHALL
— German State Finance Minister Commits Suicide After Expressing Concern About Economic Effects of Wuhan Coronavirus – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/03/30/german-state-financial-minister-suicide-n2565957

HOT AIR
— Woke Stupidity Is Spreading As Fast As The Coronavirus Pandemic
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/woke-stupidity-spreading-fast-coronavirus-pandemic/

PJ MEDIA
— Let’s Remember the REAL Victims of the Coronavirus: Mildly Inconvenienced Journalists – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/lets-remember-the-real-victims-of-the-coronavirus-mildly-inconvenienced-journalists/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blast Trump’s efforts “to sell public on his coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490269-trump-seeks-to-sell-public-on-his-coronavirus-response

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-In Ballots – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-mail-voting.html
— White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight Officials have teamed up with medical supply companies to speed the arrival of masks, gloves, gowns and other goods. – Ana Swanson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/economy/coronavirus-china-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Hurting His Own Re-election Chances.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/trump-coronavirus-election.html
— Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die. The coronavirus is likely to hasten the end of advertising-driven media, our columnist writes. And government should not rescue it. – Ben Smith (DIERSEN: What percent of advertisers are fronts for the Democrat Party?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-journalists-newspapers.html
— How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus? Amid calls for more transparency, a debate is raging among public health experts over how much data on the spread of the virus should be released. – Thomas Fuller
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-data-privacy.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump: Coronavirus rescue bill was almost nixed due to Democrats’ ‘junk’ – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/trump-coronavirus-rescue-bill-was-almost-nixed-due-to-democrats-junk/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-making-america-sick-again-20200330-sa3h7x6pzzey3becd7ev5xndju-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump beats a retreat on opening the country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-guidelines-easter-elmhurst/2020/03/29/c15c21f2-7215-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— The Great American Migration of 2020: On the move to escape the coronavirus – Marc Fisher, Paul Schwartzman and Ben Weissenbach (DIERSEN: If everyone around you came down with coronavirus, where would you escape to?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-great-american-migration/2020/03/28/b59d4d44-6f6f-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s narcissism has never been more dangerous.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/trumps-narcissism-has-never-been-more-dangerous/
— Trump berates ‘PBS NewsHour’ reporter for ‘threatening’ question, hits ‘nice’ question out of park – Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-yamiche-alcindor-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Coronavirus, We Will Have to Reckon With the Debt The post-financial-crisis playbook may not be the right one this time – James Mackintosh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-coronavirus-we-will-have-to-reckon-with-the-debt-11585494002
— The Lies We Tell at Work – Tessa West (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844, my Democrat superiors in the federal government would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service, currently $170,800/year, long before I was 40 years old if I had successfully lied that I was a yes-man, Democrat, Swedish-American, non-Protestant, and/or 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lies-we-tell-at-workand-the-damage-they-do-11585319160
— How I Wrote Five Novels While Commuting – Ken Wells (DIERSEN: While I commuted 1978-1980, I studied to pass graduate accounting courses at DePaul and to pass the CPA examination. While I commuted 1980-1981, I studied to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination. While I commuted 1992-1997, I studied to pass graduate finance courses at IIT.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-i-wrote-five-novels-while-commuting-11585234285

FORBES
— Does The Second Amendment Protect Gun Stores From Being Closed During The COVID-19 Crisis? – Evan Gerstmann
https://www.forbes.com/sites/evangerstmann/2020/03/30/does-the-second-amendment-protect-gun-stores-from-being-closed-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#522549451863

NEWSWEEK
— THE CORONAVIRUS WILL CHANGE HOW WE WORK FOREVER – KERRI ANNE RENZULLI
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-will-change-how-we-work-forever-1494854

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— Reporter denied access to Florida governor’s briefing on COVID-19 (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how politicians, their operatives, and their dupes have treated me. I would focus on those who denied me access to their press conferences and who threw me out of their press conferences. I would focus on those who made it clear that they a) did not want me to know about their press conferences, b) did not want me to attend their press conferences, c) did not want me to ask questions at their press conferences, d) did not want me to speak with other reporters at their press conferences, and e) did not want me to report on their press conferences. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://cpj.org/2020/03/reporter-denied-access-to-florida-governors-briefi.php

WKRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans misused or abused drugs in 2018 – Ronnie Das
https://www.wkrg.com/news/nearly-1-in-5-americans-misused-or-abused-drugs-in-2018/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Workers, Union Sue for Hazard Pay A federal class action lawsuit argues that agencies should be required to provide hazardous duty pay to federal employees who have been exposed to the coronavirus. – ERICH WAGNER
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/03/federal-workers-afge-sue-hazard-pay/164209/
— Government Prepares to Send Stimulus Checks, IRS Begins Mandatory Telework for Nearly All Employees – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/coronavirus-roundup-government-prepares-send-stimulus-checks-irs-begins-mandatory-telework-nearly-all-employees/164203/

DIGITAL JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Op-Ed: Social distancing and the political divide in the U.S.”
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-social-distancing-and-the-political-divide-in-the-usa/article/569526

ADVOCATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/3/30/anti-lgbtq-hate-groups-continue-rise

VANITY FAIR
— CORONAVIRUS WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER The pandemic has upended traditional campaigning and may play a major role in voters’ decisions. The question for those running in 2020, says one Congressman, will be “how did you perform in the great crisis?” – ERIC LUTZ (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.) 
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-will-be-on-the-ballot-in-november

SALON
— Governor says Illinois will take over coronavirus testing after White House’s “profound failing” “The White House has promised millions of tests for weeks now, and they’re just not here,” J.B. Pritzker says – IGOR DERYSH
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/30/governor-says-illinois-will-take-over-coronavirus-testing-after-white-houses-profound-failing/

March 30 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Texas requires 14-day quarantine for travelers flying from Chicago, other major cities
https://abc7chicago.com/health/travelers-flying-from-chicago-to-texas-must-quarantine-or-risk-jail-time/6061558/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/30/2020
— 20 shot, 2 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/white-death/

NBC5
— Texas Issues Self-Quarantine Order for Travelers Arriving from Chicago, Other Coronavirus ‘Hot-Spots’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/texas-issues-self-quarantine-order-for-travelers-arriving-from-chicago-other-coronavirus-hot-spots/2246954/

WGN TV
— Treasury Secretary says many will get stimulus check within 3 weeks (DIERSEN: What do you say about stimulus checks a) that go to those whose income has not yet gone down substantially because of coronavirus and b) that go to those whose expenses have not yet gone up substantially because of coronavirus?) 
https://wgntv.com/news/treasury-secretary-says-many-will-get-stimulus-check-within-3-weeks/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A war like no other: Inside the Illinois National Guard’s unprecedented coronavirus mission – Stacy St. Clair
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-corona-illinois-national-guard-activation-screenings-20200330-cipqddo3jnfjzl372j7pe4fk3u-story.html
— Amid the pandemic, Illinois colleges are still trying to attract new students — even if they don’t know when classes will resume and can’t give tours – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-college-admissions-20200330-udxyyhio3vai3azizhrg3cluxm-story.html
— Japan looked like it had the coronavirus contained. Then the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, and cases spiked. – MARI YAMAGUCHI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-tokyo-olympics-coronavirus-20200330-fwlj7xw7rfb6jfkjh5iafplzsq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Gov. Pritzker, sister Penny — billionaires both — jump-started Illinois COVID-19 relief fund In the war against COVID-19, the Pritzkers are working the philanthropy precincts — and opening their own wallets — to address the catastrophe statewide. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/29/21199064/how-illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-sister-penny-billionaires-both-jumpstarted-illinois-covid-19-charity

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Restaurants are hurting, and so are suburbs’ sales tax hauls – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/restaurants-are-hurting-and-so-are-suburbs-sales-tax-hauls
— Funeral home owner Mark Justen, winner of McHenry coroner primary has died – Cassie Buchman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/funeral-home-owner-winner-of-mchenry-coroner-primary-has-died

JOLIET PATCH
— Coronavirus: Joe Diffie Dies 3 Weeks After Rialto Show Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and David Lee Murphy performed their Country Unplugged tour in Joliet on Saturday, March 7. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/coronavirus-joe-diffie-dies-3-weeks-after-rialto-show

BGA
— What the Gov: How Is Coronavirus Affecting Public Transportation? COVID-19 is touching nearly every aspect of our daily lives — including where we go and how we get there. What are the public transit agencies doing to respond? – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://www.bettergov.org/news/what-the-gov-how-is-coronavirus-affecting-public-transportation/

CENTER SQUARE
— Prosperity study shows mixed bag for Illinois – Scot Bertram (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hypocritically, Democrats hypocritically move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of, to hypocritically take control of, and to hypocritically destroy the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. Anyone who does not acknowledge the aforesaid is a) a Democrat or Democrat plant, b) a Libertarian or Libertarian plant, c) a Green or Green plant, d) a RINO, e) hopelessly uninformed, f) hopelessly stupid, or g) hopelessly naive.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/prosperity-study-shows-mixed-bag-for-illinois/article_b240a500-706a-11ea-b9ca-dff5af379696.html

WIREPOINTS
— Bad Public Pension Bailout Ideas Now Surfacing – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/bad-public-pension-bailout-ideas-now-surfacing-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Judges ordering release of high health risk illegals from ICE custody – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/judges-ordering-release-high-health-risk-illegals-/

FOX NEWS
— Coronavirus having less of an impact on lower-income, rural areas, report finds – Bradford Betz 
https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-impact-low-income-rural-areas-report
— Trump says coronavirus ‘peak in death rate’ likely in 2 weeks, extends social-distancing guidelines through April 30 – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-briefing-death-rate-social-distancing

BREITBART
— Trump: U.S. Will Not Pay for Harry and Meghan’s Security in California – BREITBART LONDON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/29/trump-u-s-will-not-pay-for-harry-and-meghans-security-california/

CNS NEWS
— What Is Essential in These United States of America? – Allen West 
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/allen-west/what-essential-these-united-states-america

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s How Some In Media Reacted To America Having The World’s Most Coronavirus Cases – SHELBY TALCOTT (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/media-reacts-america-most-coronavirus-cases-world/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some media pundits and politicians appeared to celebrate the U.S. reaching the most novel coronavirus cases in the world in an attempt to dunk on President Donald Trump. Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tried to call the media out for its “glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more CoronaVirus cases than China” on Sunday morning. Many members of the press attacked him for the allegation, despite some of their own co-workers being involved in celebrating the news as a way to attack Trump.)
— ‘As The President Fiddles, People Are Dying’: Pelosi Invokes Emperor Nero To Slam Trump On Coronavirus – VIRGINIA KRUTA (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/pelosi-emperor-nero-slam-trump-coronavirus/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden’s Not Done Yet, Bests Trump In New Fox News Poll – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bidens-not-done-yet-bests-trump-in-new-fox-news-poll

TOWNHALL
— In Defense of Congressman Thomas Massie – John R. Lott, Jr.
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnrlottjr/2020/03/30/in-defense-of-congressman-thomas-massie-n2565946

EPOCH TIMES
— Federal Judge Frees Immigration Detainees on CCP Virus Fears – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/federal-judge-frees-immigration-detainees-on-ccp-virus-fears_3290365.html
— Nancy Pelosi and the Politics Pandemic – Roger L. Simon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/nancy-pelosi-and-the-politics-pandemic_3290474.html

THE HILL
— Coronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden – DOUGLAS SCHOEN (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party’s top priority is to use coronavirus to defeat Trump on November 2, 2020 and defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020. Anyone who does not acknowledge the aforesaid is a) a Democrat or Democrat plant, b) a Libertarian or Libertarian plant, c) a Green or Green plant, d) a RINO, e) hopelessly uninformed, f) hopelessly stupid, or g) hopelessly naive.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/490064-coronavirus-makes-the-campaign-season-treacherous-for-joe-biden
— Trump clashes with reporter during coronavirus briefing: ‘Be nice’ – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how nasty RINO politicians, their nasty operatives, and their nasty dupes have treated me since 2000.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490093-trump-gets-in-back-and-forth-with-reporter-during-coronavirus

HUFFINGTON POST
— Illinois Taking Charge Of COVID-19 Testing After Trump Administration’s ‘Profound Failing’ The missed opportunity of February testing triggered an “exponential” increase in the spread of coronavirus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jb-pritzker-tests-trump-administration-testing-failure_n_5e81350dc5b6cb9dc1a26edc

POLITICO
— Prepare to hunker down for one more month — at least – DAN DIAMOND and ADAM CANCRYN
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2020/03/30/prepare-to-hunker-down-for-one-more-month-at-least-786470

ABC NEWS
— Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll Strong enthusiasm for Biden among those who back him over Trump is just 24%. – Sofi Sinozich (DIERSEN: How enthusiastic for Trump are the following: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, c) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, d) the Republican elected officials in Illinois including those who run your county, township, municipality, and municipal district, e) conservative leaders in Illinois, and f) religious leaders in Illinois?) 
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-consolidates-support-trails-badly-enthusiasm-poll/story?id=69812092

CNBC
— Italy’s death toll surpasses 10,000 as prime minister warns of rising ‘nationalist instincts’ – Silvia Amaro
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/italy-coronavirus-deaths-above-10000-conte-warns-against-anti-eu-sentiment.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats are using coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/coronavirus-pandemic-politics.html
— Coronavirus Taunts Evoke a Painful History for Asian-American Leaders – Matt Stevens (DIERSEN: My grandmother on my father’s side told me about discrimination against German-Americans during WWI. Her husband fought the Germans during WWI. All my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois (Crete and Grant Park) during the 1840s and 1850s. My uncles on mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII. My father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. I should write a book about those who by their words and/or by their actions have made it clear that they are anti-German American. I would focus on my Democrat superiors in the federal government and those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on German-Americans who discriminate against German-Americans to curry favor with those who despise/hate German-Americans.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/politics/coronavirus-asian-americans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/coronavirus-economy-saez-zucman.html
— Trump’s Attack on GM Over Ventilators Quickly Turns to Praise – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/29/us/29reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-ventilators-gm.html

USA TODAY
— Trump’s approval rating is rising amid the coronavirus crisis. What could it mean for November? – Joey Garrison (DIERSEN: How enthusiastic for Trump are the following: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, c) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, d) the Republican elected officials in Illinois including those who run your county, township, municipality, and municipal district, e) conservative leaders in Illinois, and f) religious leaders in Illinois?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/29/coronavirus-what-could-trumps-jump-approval-rating-mean-november/5078347002/

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
— Beware: Misinformation insidious amid coronavirus pandemic – Darrel Rowland (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.) 
https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200329/capitol-insider–beware-misinformation-insidious-amid-coronavirus-pandemic

ABC 14 NEWS
— Coronavirus ‘A Disease Of Globalization’ – Brandon G. Jones (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) who promote globalization and b) who destroy those who do not promote globalization.) 
https://abc14news.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-a-disease-of-globalization/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Rebuffs Calls to Close Stock Market Closing stock market could trigger events harmful to investors, financial executives and academics say – Alexander Osipovich
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-rebuffs-calls-to-close-stock-market-11585476000
— States Restrict Travelers from Coronavirus ‘Hot Zones’ Florida, Texas, Rhode Island take measures to force travelers to self-quarantine; police pull over drivers with out-of-state plates – Jennifer Calfas and Talal Ansari (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this? Needless-to-say, because Illinois is a “hot zone,” this will frustrate efforts to leave Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/states-restrict-travelers-from-coronavirus-hot-zones-11585518299
— Government Tracking How People Move Around in Coronavirus Pandemic Goal is to get location data in up to 500 U.S. cities to help plan response; privacy concerns call for ‘strong legal safeguards,’ activist says – Byron Tau (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-tracking-how-people-move-around-in-coronavirus-pandemic-11585393202
— MIT Researchers Launch Location-Tracking Effort for the New Coronavirus Users voluntarily enter data into an app and will be notified if they came into contact with anyone infected – Douglas Belkin and Kirsten Grind (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mit-researchers-launch-location-tracking-effort-for-the-new-coronavirus-11585315674
— Coronavirus Pandemic Compels Historic Labor Shift Outbreak reshapes job market as some sectors shut down, others see demand surge – Ruth Bender and Matthew Dalton
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-pandemic-compels-historic-labor-shift-11585474206
— America’s Make-or-Break Week The bills are now coming due for big companies and millions of laid-off workers. Decisions made in the next few days will shape how coronavirus impacts the economy. – Ruth Simon, Esther Fung, Suzanne Kapner and Heather Haddon (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are adversely impacted by coronavirus to blame Trump for that.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-make-or-break-week-11585510109
— Doctors With Coronavirus Frightened by Their Own Symptoms Those who believe they contracted the virus at hospitals are now treating themselves – Janet Adamy
https://www.wsj.com/articles/doctors-with-coronavirus-frightened-by-their-own-symptoms-11585479600
— The Class of 2020 Was Headed Into a Hot Job Market. Then Coronavirus Hit. Internships evaporate, career fairs are canceled and some college seniors wonder if they should even bother looking for jobs – Kathryn Dill and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: What class were you in? I was in the class of 1970. What negatively impacted your job search? For me, it was my being draft bait. My father had died suddenly in October of 1969. Potential employers did not believe that my financial hardship draft deferment application to support my mother and brother in Crete would be approved. Further, potential employers were under tremendous pressure to hire minorities, females, and veterans. Consequently, I took the only job offer that got — retail sales manager for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights. The job did not really require a college degree. Constructively, I was the store’s salesman. Advancement opportunities were limited and slow. The store’s manager did not approve of my demographics (draft avoider, German-American, and Protestant). He never would have hired me, but Firestone Stores headquarters forced him to take me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-class-of-2020-was-headed-into-a-hot-job-market-then-coronavirus-hit-11585486800
— Coronavirus Threatens to Overwhelm Cities’ Social Safety Net Jump in demand at food banks, soup kitchens; number of callers to crisis hotlines surges – Douglas Belkin and Kate King
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-threatens-to-overwhelm-cities-social-safety-net-11585474200
— Dr. Fauci Was a Basketball Captain. Now He’s America’s Point Guard. His teammates in high school looked to Dr. Anthony Fauci for leadership. They’re still doing it more than 60 years later. – Ben Cohen (DIERSEN: When I was in high school, I was not viewed as being “college material.” Neither of my outstanding parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). I spent my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-fauci-was-a-basketball-captain-now-hes-americas-point-guard-11585479601
— March Jobs Report Unlikely to Show Full Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis The data, reflecting the first half of the month, won’t completely capture the sudden closure of businesses – Eric Morath and Paul Kiernan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/march-jobs-report-unlikely-to-show-full-impact-of-the-coronavirus-crisis-11585490400

FORBES
— Social Media Reveals Even COVID-19 Crisis Fails To Bridge Political Divide – John Scott Lewinski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnscottlewinski/2020/03/29/social-media-reveals-even-covid-19-crisis-fails-to-bridge-political-divide/#cfbf813158ce

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Trump Ditches Hopes Of Quick Virus Bounce-back For U.S.”
https://www.ibtimes.com/trump-ditches-hopes-quick-virus-bounce-back-us-2949210

THE WIRE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “GOP and the Price of Science Denialism.”
https://science.thewire.in/health/us-coronavirus-trump-republicans/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Where Is Trump’s Sense of Empathy?”
https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2020/03/2020-time-capsule-10-projection/609022/
The Leaders Who Don’t Have Time for Trump’s Distractions
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Because the president isn’t helping, others try to fill the void.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/americas-fail-safe-systems-are-holdingfor-now/609016/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Spreading the Coronavirus to Own the Libs Across the country, social distancing is becoming a way to signal which side of the culture war you’re on. The consequences could be disastrous.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/03/social-distancing-culture/609019/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Fighting a War Against Governors, Not the Coronavirus.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-fights-a-war-against-governors-not-the-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to RINO politicians who promote a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage and political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination including Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, j) age discrimination including up-or-out, and k) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? I should write a book about such aforesaid RINO politicians. 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/white-death/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trumps needs a coronavirus scapegoat, and right now it’s China. Unable to accept responsibility, Trump has to find someone to blame for his failure to prepare for the pandemic.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/30/donald-trumps-needs-a-coronavirus-scapegoat-and-right-now-its-china_partner/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Rightwing figures pushing Trump’s ‘back-to-work’ policy despite pandemic” Trump-haters have used, are using, and will ever-increasingly use coronavirus to defeat Trump. 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/29/trump-coronavirus-policy-rightwing-support-politicians
— Coronavirus upends U.S. election cycle as officials scramble to protect voters Primaries have been delayed and conventions are in question as calls for voting by mail raise concerns of their own – Joan E. Greve
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/30/us-election-coronavirus-primaries-voting-by-mail

DAILY MAIL
— Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw blasts Hillary Clinton’s ‘America First’ dig at Trump amid the coronavirus crisis saying ‘Now is not the time’ – JAMES GORDON
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8166177/Texas-Congressman-Dan-Crenshaw-blasts-Hillary-Clinton-criticism-Trump-amid-coronavirus-crisis.html

PRENSA LATINA
— China will protect its press from oppression by the U.S. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the times when members of the Democrat press protected me from oppression by RINO politicians, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes.)
https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=53942&SEO=china-will-protect-its-press-from-oppression-by-the-us

March 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois sees 1K+ spike in COVID-19 cases in 1 day as state seeks to increase testing capacity – Eric Horng, Michelle Gallardo and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-sees-1k+-jump-in-covid-19-cases-in-1-day/6060873/
— Dr. Fauci predicts 100K to 200K Americans will die from COVID-19 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/dr-fauci-predicts-100k-200k-us-deaths-from-coronavirus/6060429/

CBS2
— Illinois Reports 1,105 New Coronavirus Cases; Deaths Now Total 65
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/29/illinois-reports-1105-new-coronavirus-cases-deaths-now-total-65/

WBBM
— Chicagoland COVID-19 Testing Locations
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/chicagoland-covid-19-testing-locations

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— U.S. social distancing guidelines extended to April 30, President Trump says The initial 15-day period set by the federal government was set to expire Monday. Now it’s set to last through next month. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/29/21199040/coronavirus-trump-social-distancing-lockdown-april
— Illinois sees surge in coronavirus cases with increased testing
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/3/29/21198590/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Illinois confirms more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases as testing capacity grows The 1,105 new cases reported Sunday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker include 18 deaths and bring Illinois total number of cases to 4,596 and 65 deaths. – Tom Schuba, Jake Wittich, and Madeline Kenney 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/29/21198881/illinois-coronavirus-cases-testing-deaths-update-pritzker
— Officers enforcing stay-at-home order break up funeral service in Pulaski Park A crowd consisting of between 40 and 60 people — many of whom were elderly — was found gathering Sunday morning at St. Odisho Church, 6201 N. Pulaski Road. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/29/21198996/officers-enforcing-stay-at-home-order-break-up-funeral-service-in-pulaski-park

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Trump extends coronavirus shutdown until April 30 – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200329-ezdk6zuf3zbibjbdvyslexamne-story.html
— Coronavirus prompts crackdown on crowds in Cook County forest preserves, and more closures possible if public doesn’t comply – John Keilman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-cook-county-forest-preserves-20200329-zzft7xcd25hejl2tzaezi74h74-story.html
— DuPagePads and DuPage County joining forces to feed and shelter the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-homeless-20200329-3avtotbpgnfdzkl4d76iawp7sa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Governor vows to increase testing as COVID-19 cases surge – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200329/news/303299963/
— Man in his 60s succumbs to COVID-19 at Edward Hospital in Naperville – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/man-in-his-60s-succumbs-to-covid-19-at-edward-hospital-in-naperville
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: We have 5 weeks to end gerrymandering here – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200329/editorial-we-have-5-weeks-to-end-gerrymandering-here
— Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200328/news/303289947/
— Arlington Park won’t open until at least June 1 – Jim O’Donnell
https://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20200329/arlington-park-wont-open-until-at-least-june-1

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Session is canceled, but lawmakers are still working – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200329/session-is-canceled-but-lawmakers-are-still-working

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois residents, governments part of $2 trillion federal coronavirus package – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-residents-governments-part-of-2-15165145.php

FOREST PARK REVIEW
— COVID-19 case-tracking website here today, gone tomorrow County mum on mysterious disappearance of site with data specific to suburbs – Michael Romain
https://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/3-29-2020/COVID_19-case_tracking-website-here-today,-gone-tomorrow/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— IDHS expanding services by phone and online; 14 offices will remain open – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/03/29/idhs-expanding-services-by-phone-and-online-14-offices-will-remain-open/

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— COVID-19: Attacking Our Health and Our Jobs Illinois’ New Unemployment Claims Leap Nearly 1000% – Brendan Rigney and Wagner Acerbi Horta
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/covid-19-attacking-our-health-and-our-jobs

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Kane County Treasurer Dave Rickert Proposes Legislation to Allow Taxpayers to Postpone June Real Estate Tax Payments Until September without Interest Penalty (DIERSEN: One could argue that this should only be available to those who have suffered a substantial decrease of income and/or a substantial increase in expenses because of coronavirus and efforts to fight it.)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/29/kane-county-treasurer-dave-rickert-proposes-legislation-to-allow-taxpayers-to-postpone-june-real-estate-tax-payments-until-september-without-interest-penalty/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— A civics lesson on the importance of Due Process during an emergency – coming to courtrooms across the country – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/a-civics-lesson-on-the-importance-of-due-process-during-an-emergency-coming-to-courtrooms-across-the-country/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says 4,000 tests per day being done, 10K tests per day in ten days – Bemoans federal red tape – Warns landlords against evictions – Asked about construction sites – “We have not hit the peak” – Promises Downstate visit; “Weeks to go” before peak – Says “There’s not enough [hospital] capacity,” points to efforts to expand
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/29/pritzker-says-4000-tests-per-day-being-done-10k-tests-per-day-in-ten-days/
— 1,105 new cases, 18 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/29/1105-new-cases-18-new-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/29/covid-19-roundup-7/
— A look at that University of Washington COVID-19 study and how Illinois fares
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/29/a-look-at-that-university-of-washington-covid-19-study-and-how-illinois-fares/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Steve Bannon predicts Trump will opt for ‘harder lockdown’ to fight coronavirus – Daniel Chaitin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/steve-bannon-predicts-trump-will-opt-for-harder-lockdown-to-fight-coronavirus

BREITBART
— British Govt Furious Over China’s Virus Lies, ‘Reckoning’ Expected Post-Pandemic – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/29/uk-furious-over-chinese-lies-calls-for-reckoning-of-relationship/

BLAZE
— ‘It can’t be right’: Wuhan residents say Chinese government is under-reporting coronavirus deaths They are paying hush money to grieving families as furnaces cremate bodies around the clock – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/wuhan_death_tolls_higher

DAILY CALLER
— De Blasio, NYC Officials Downplayed COVID-19 Threat After Trump Restricted Travel To China. Here Are 5 Examples – CHRIS WHITE
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/de-blasio-coronavirus-trump-response/
— Media Blames Trump For Man Eating Fish Tank Cleaner – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/28/media-trump-fish-tank-cleaner-coronavirus-unfit-to-print/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden: It’s ‘Too Harsh’ To Claim ‘Blood’ On Trump’s Hands For Coronavirus Deaths In U.S.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/joe-biden-its-too-harsh-to-claim-blood-on-president-trumps-hands-for-coronavirus-deaths-in-u-s

TOWNHALL
— Take Note, Anti-Gunners: Trump Administration Declares Gun Dealers and Manufacturers ‘Essential Businesses’ – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/03/29/take-note-antigunners-trump-administration-declares-gun-dealers-essential-businesses-n2565919

CAMPUS REFORM
— University of California tells students ‘do not’ say ‘Chinese Virus’ and ‘do not allow’ others to say it either – Arik Schneider
https://campusreform.org/?id=14615

THE HILL
— Trump shifts, says distancing to go to April 30 – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490089-trump-says-social-distancing-guidelines-to-continue-through-end-of
— Governors should focus on tackling coronavirus rather than shift blame – JONATHAN TURLEY
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489968-governors-should-focus-on-tackling-coronavirus-rather-than-shift-blame
— Fauci says US could have ‘millions’ of coronavirus cases and over 100,000 deaths – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490048-fauci-says-us-could-have-millions-of-coronavirus-cases-and-over
— Governors, health experts warn coronavirus restrictions must stay in place – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: The longer that coronavirus restrictions stay in place, the more individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries will file bankruptcy.)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/490062-governors-health-experts-warn-coronavirus-restrictions-must-stay-in-place?rnd=1585503200
— We need a ‘pay everything’ policy to combat coronavirus recession – DAVID SOUDER
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/490003-we-need-a-pay-everything-policy-to-combat-coronavirus-recession

CNN
— Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30 – Paul LeBlanc, Jason Hoffman and Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/trump-coronavirus-press-conference/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30 as U.S. Cases Top 135,000 The global count has passed 670,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Joe Biden urges mail-in elections. More than 894,000 tests have been performed in the United States, according to the Trump administration’s point man for testing.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html
— Governors plead for supplies as Nancy Pelosi attacks Trump for early ‘denial’ she called ‘deadly.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/world/coronavirus-news.html#link-3a153cc1
— Largest One-day Jump in Coronavirus Deaths in New York State
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html#link-91c847a
— Facebook, Google and Twitter Struggle to Handle November’s Election After spending billions to avoid a repeat of 2016, the tech giants are careening from crisis to crisis as their foes change tactics. – Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel and Nicole Perlroth
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/technology/facebook-google-twitter-november-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to get Asian-Americans, and everyone else, to hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/politics/coronavirus-asian-americans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says federal guidance urging social distancing will stay in place through April 30
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/29/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-quarantine-defense-production-act-confusion/2020/03/28/2c7d9214-7125-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Massive field hospital for coronavirus patients going up in Central Park – Reuven Fenton, Julia Marsh and Bruce Golding
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/massive-field-hospital-for-coronavirus-patients-going-up-in-central-park/
— 900 NYPD members will be positive for coronavirus by Monday, commissioner says – Craig McCarthy
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/900-nypd-members-will-be-positive-for-coronavirus-by-monday-commissioner-says/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— A whiplash world waits to see if coronavirus stimulus can help markets – JUSTIN CARRIGAN
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-29/world-waits-to-see-if-coronavirus-stimulus-can-fix-wounded-markets

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Three Coronavirus Stimulus Packages, Congress Is Already Prepping Phase Four Push for yet more government support to culminate in April, before election-year politics undermine further compromise – Jacob M. Schlesinger and Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-three-coronavirus-stimulus-packages-congress-is-already-prepping-phase-four-11585483203

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— Dow Jones Futures: Can Stock Market Rally Survive Amid Coronavirus Crisis? Amazon, AMD Lead Six Stocks To Watch – ED CARSON
https://www.investors.com/market-trend/stock-market-today/dow-jones-futures-stock-market-rally-amid-coronavirus-crisis-watch-amazon-tesla-microsoft-amd-gm/

LEXINGTON DISPATCH
— Ageism is starting to run deep as virus disaster continues – MARY SCHMICH (DIERSEN: To promote age discrimination, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and up-or-out. Now they will also use coronavirus.)
https://www.the-dispatch.com/opinion/20200329/schmich-ageism-is-starting-to-run-deep-as-virus-disaster-continues

PBS
— Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money – AP
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/coronavirus-makes-it-harder-for-campaigns-to-ask-for-money

DAILY BEAST
— NBC’s Chuck Todd Asks Biden If Trump Has ‘Blood’ on His Hands Over Coronavirus Response Todd’s question enraged many Trump supporters to on social media, and Biden called it the assessment “a little too harsh.” – Justin Baragona
https://www.thedailybeast.com/nbcs-chuck-todd-asks-biden-if-trump-has-blood-on-his-hands-over-coronavirus-response
— It’s Every State for Itself Now in Pandemic Panic If the Syrian refugee crisis fueled the global rise of nationalism, the COVID-19 crisis is an accelerant, leading to more localism as states and cities fend for themselves. – Matt Lewis
https://www.thedailybeast.com/states-tell-coronavirus-refugees-we-cant-take-care-of-our-own

GUARDIAN
— Churchgoers all over world ignore physical distancing advice – Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker, and Dom Phillips
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/29/church-goers-around-the-world-ignore-social-distance-advice
— Pelosi accuses Trump of costing US lives with coronavirus denials and delays House speaker criticizes president on CNN while Dr Anthony Fauci says as many as 200,000 Americans may die – Ed Pilkington and Victoria Bekiempis in New York and Oliver Laughland
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/29/pelosi-trump-coronavirus-response-inaction-delays

March 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus IL: 89 detainees at Cook County Jail have contracted COVID-19, sheriff’s office says
https://abc7chicago.com/89-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-contracted-covid-19/6059195/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Grocery Stores To Step Up Social Distancing Efforts – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/28/coronavirus-in-illinois-grocery-stores-to-step-up-social-distancing-efforts/

WGN TV
— New York may be weeks from a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/new-york-may-be-weeks-from-a-peak-in-coronavirus-cases-now-other-states-are-preparing-for-surges/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sheriff announces 51 new coronavirus cases at Cook County Jail, raising total to 89 In addition to the detainees, 12 sheriff’s office employees have also tested positive for the coronavirus. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/28/21198407/cook-county-jail-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-inmates-89
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/29/21198561/illinois-marijuana-legal-weed-craft-grower-transporter-infuser-license-deadline-extended-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Millions of Americans will be infected by coronavirus and death toll could top 100,000, warns Dr. Anthony Fauci – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200329-ezdk6zuf3zbibjbdvyslexamne-story.html
— United States now leads the world in total COVID-19 infections. Detroit, Chicago, New York and New Orleans are hotspots. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200328-wya76m4fsnatxbir5jnvs36akq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Can we trust a ‘Fair Tax’ if there are no Fair Maps? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200329/editorial-can-we-trust-a-fair-tax-if-there-are-no-fair-maps
— Illinois students to begin remote learning Tuesday – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/illinois-students-to-begin-remote-learning-tuesday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Duckworth calls $2.2 trillion bill a ‘down payment,’ Trump ‘incompetent’ – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200328/bernard-schoenburg-duckworth-calls-22-trillion-bill-down-payment-trump-incompetent

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois grocery stores asked to enforce social distancing to fight coronavirus – Teri Maddox 
https://herald-review.com/business/illinois-grocery-stores-asked-to-enforce-social-distancing-to-fight/article_12f9804c-9de9-554f-844c-2241c146534f.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Florida to set up more checkpoints to quarantine travelers – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Florida-to-set-up-more-checkpoints-to-quarantine-15164064.php
— County fairs hurt financially by coronavirus shutdowns Officials hopeful shows will go on in summer at fairgrounds – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-fairs-hurt-financially-by-coronavirus-15164420.php
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks federal government to expand, expedite Medicaid coverage Care Comes First’ action plan for uninsured, insured Illinois residents
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-Gov-J-B-Pritzker-asks-federal-15164403.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/hawks-no-more-fiscal-conservatives-embrace-rescue-package

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Reports 204 Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths These are DuPage County’s coronavirus numbers as of Saturday. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-reports-204-coronavirus-cases-6-deaths

WASHINGTON TIMES
— One-third of U.S. counties yet to report single coronavirus case – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/coronavirus-no-confirmed-cases-one-third-us-counti/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘History of solving problems’: Limbaugh praises Trump, questions health experts for response to coronavirus – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/history-of-solving-problems-limbaugh-praises-trump-questions-health-experts-for-response-to-coronavirus

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Kinzinger: Trump should activate more troops in National Guard
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-kinzinger-trump-activate-more-125500067.html
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis
— Dr. Deborah Birx issues coronavirus warning: ‘We don’t think any city will be spared’ – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-deborah-birx-issues-coronavirus-warning-we-dont-think-any-city-will-be-spared

DAILY CALLER
— Rep. Thomas Massie Speaks Out: ‘They Don’t Want To Hear The Truth’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/28/thomas-massie-coronavirus-relief-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Michigan Governor Claims Feds Won’t Deliver Coronavirus Supplies To State, Refuses To Provide Proof – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michigan-governor-claims-feds-wont-deliver-coronavirus-supplies-to-state-refuses-to-provide-proof
— Dr. Birx Praises Trump’s Intelligence. Leftists Want Her Canceled. – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-dr-birx-praises-trumps-intelligence-leftists-want-her-canceled

NEWSMAX
— Paranoid, Cheap Game: Blame Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue 
https://www.newsmax.com/billdonohue/faith-based-religious-conservatvies/2020/03/28/id/960342/

TOWNHALL
— Americans Trust President Trump to Lead In the War Against the Silent Enemy – Boris Epshteyn
https://townhall.com/columnists/borisepshteyn/2020/03/29/americans-trust-president-trump-to-lead-in-the-war-against-the-silent-enemy-n2565906
— ‘Who’s The S**thole County Now’: GQ Writer Mocks Trump As Wuhan Coronavirus Cases Spike in the U.S. – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/03/29/whos-the-sthole-county-now-gq-writer-mocks-trump-as-wuhan-coronavirus-cases-n2565890

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Who Runs America? The Media or the American People? – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/03/28/who-runs-america-media-or-american-people
— NY Times: Birx Has Squandered Her Credibility By Denying Doomsday, Praising President – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/28/ny-times-birx-has-squandered-her-credibility-denying-doomsday

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Pandemic: The First Great Crisis of the Post-American Era – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-first-great-crisis-post-american-era/#slide-1

THE HILL
— What if the ‘sky-is-falling’ coronavirus models are wrong? – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/489962-what-if-the-sky-is-falling-coronavirus-models-are-simply-wrong
— Trump asks CDC to issue ‘strong travel advisory’ for NY tri-state area – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490022-trump-asks-cdc-to-issue-strong-travel-advisory-to-nyc-area
— Lawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after $2T package – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489946-lawmakers-already-planning-more-coronavirus-stimulus-after-2t-package
— California governor: 170 ventilators sent from Trump administration were ‘not working’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490033-newsom-170-ventilators-sent-from-federal-government-arrived-not-working
— Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus – NAOMI JAGODA 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489952-democrats-eye-additional-relief-checks-for-coronavirus

POLITICO
— Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce – STEVEN SHEPARD (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Biden either has already or will promise to use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, Corvette owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/29/biden-leads-trump-polls-despite-coronavirus-bounce-152944

CNN
— America’s largest single site jail (Cook County) is home to a new coronavirus cluster – Omar Jimenez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/us/detroit-coronavirus-cook-county-jail/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wobbles as a wartime President.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/donald-trump-wartime-commander/index.html
— Pelosi on Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’ – Chandelis Duster (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-cnntv/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s coronavirus quarantine rhetoric fuels a dangerously politicized pandemic.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-coronavirus-quarantine-rhetoric-fuels-dangerously-politicized-pandemic-ncna1170406
— New Jersey governor cracks down on house parties amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/live-coronavirus-updates-u-s-first-top-100-000-cases-n1171011/ncrd1171301
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want governors to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/some-u-s-governors-have-stepped-during-coronavirus-others-not-n1170706

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections. Here’s How. Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician. – Jonathan Martin, Reid J. Epstein and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/2020-elections-coronavirus.html
— Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance Well before rationing caused by coronavirus, protocols were established about “who lives and who dies.” – Austin Frakt (DIERSEN: Should “old people” like me get credit if they are still “contributing members of society?” If you are old, what would you stress to show that you are still a “contributing member of society?” I would stress my record of sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails every morning and every evening. However, according to my critics/opponents, those emails are worthless if not destructive.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/upshot/coronavirus-rationing-decisions-ethicists.html
— U.S. Civil Rights Office Rejects Rationing Medical Care Based on Disability, Age – Sheri Fink (DIERSEN: Of course my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am 71 years old, but they also stress that I have not-in-control diabetes, and that I am obese (30+ BMI).) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-disabilities-rationing-ventilators-triage.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The latest sign the economic downturn is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off now Service sector jobs got slammed early in the coronavirus crisis, now it’s tech, legal and other professionals reporting layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs – Taylor Telford and Jena McGregor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/28/white-collar-coronavirus-recession/
— Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House – Scott Clement and Dan Balz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-shows-trump-and-biden-in-a-competitive-race-for-the-white-house/2020/03/28/515cb8ba-7037-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis/
— Woke stupidity is spreading as fast as the coronavirus pandemic – Kyle Smith
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/woke-stupidity-is-spreading-as-fast-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
— New Yorkers are throwing ‘corona potlucks’ and visiting ‘speakeasies’ – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/new-yorkers-are-throwing-corona-potlucks-and-visiting-speakeasies/
— Trump must stop winging it after panicking tri-state area over coronavirus lockdown – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/trump-must-stop-winging-it-after-panicking-tri-state-area-over-coronavirus-lockdown/

USA TODAY
— Detroit auto show canceled; facility to be converted to coronavirus field hospital – Mark Phelan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/28/coronavirus-detroit-auto-show-canceled-tcf-center-hospital/2934839001/

FORBES
— U.S. Airlines Struggle To Identify Passengers Exposed To Coronavirus – Will Horton
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/03/28/us-airlines-struggled-to-identify-passengers-exposed-to-coronavirus/
— ‘Failing,’ ‘Snake,’ ‘Tantrums’: Trump’s War With State Governors Rages On – Sergei Klebnikov
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/03/28/failing-snake-tantrums-trumps-war-with-state-governors-rages-on/

BLOOMBERG
— How Coronavirus Is Shaking Up the Moral Universe – John Authers 
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/coronavirus-pandemic-puts-moral-philosophy-to-the-test
— Coronavirus Response Is a Weapon in China’s Brand of War
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-28/coronavirus-response-is-a-weapon-in-china-s-brand-of-war

FORTUNE
— There will be another pandemic after the coronavirus—and it’s time to start preparing now – JANE J. KIM and MICHELLE A. WILLIAMS
https://fortune.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-pandemic-public-health-preparedness/

BARRON’S
— Living in Retirement in a New Era of Sacrifice – Neal Templin
https://www.barrons.com/articles/living-in-retirement-in-a-new-era-of-sacrifice-51585485001

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters call Trump ‘Power Hungry’ and ‘Sociopath’ after he lashes out at three publications on Twitter.
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-called-power-hungry-sociopath-after-lashing-out-3-publications-twitter-2948876
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.ibtimes.com/cannabis-undergoes-long-overdue-shift-emerging-essential-2948930

LEXOLOGY
— Compliance Alert: The EEOC Announces Its Views On ADA, Title VII, and ADEA Considerations During The Pandemic
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c1b2e72e-663a-4a5e-8482-6daa7a8c40af
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Medical Questionnaires And Examinations. . .Disclosure Of An Employee’s Exposure To The Virus. . .Discrimination Considerations During The Pandemic. . .Reasonable Accommodations And The Interactive Process. . .Implications For Employers)

FORD AUTHORITY
— Governor Andrew Cuomo Says Ford Building Ventilators In Four Weeks “Does Us No Good” – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/governor-andrew-cuomo-says-ford-building-ventilators-in-four-weeks-does-us-no-good/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump again tries to blame ‘dangerous and corrupt’ media as crisis escalates.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-trump-twitter-media-us-cases-pandemic-latest-a9431491.html

March 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois reports 1st death of infant with COVID-19 in US; Chicago considered among next hot spots
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1st-death-of-infant-with-covid-19-in-us/6057864/
— Trump boosts coronavirus aid, warns governors to be ‘appreciative’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-boosts-covid-19-aid-warns-governors-to-be-appreciative/6058112/
— Coronavirus testing: Illinois lags behind most states, but rates improving – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-lags-in-coronavirus-testing-but-rates-are-improving/6056730/
— Trump says he’s considering ‘enforceable’ 14-day quarantine for NY, NJ, CT
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-hes-considering-enforceable-quarantine-for-nyc-area/6058501/
— Chicago’s McCormick Place to transform into makeshift hospital for coronavirus patients – Jesse R Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mccormick-place-to-transform-into-makeshift-covid-19-hospital/6057956/

NBC5
— Cases Surpass 116,500; Trump Considering Quarantine for NY, NJ and Connecticut
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-coronavirus-updates-cases-states-restrict-ny-travelers/2246277/
— ‘Officers Are Scared Out There’: Coronavirus Hits US Police More than 690 officers and civilian employees at police departments and sheriff’s offices around the country have tested positive for COVID-19 – Jake Bleiberg and Corey Williams
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/officers-are-scared-out-there-coronavirus-hits-us-police/2246337/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Still Working To Address Bottleneck Of Unemployment Claims; ‘We’ve Never Seen This Kind Of Application Deluge’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/28/illinois-unemployment-claims-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-outbreak-gov-jb-pritzker/
— 465 New Cases, 13 More Deaths; Infant Among Fatalities
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/28/coronavirus-in-illinois-465-new-cases-13-more-deaths-infant-among-fatalities/
— Few Seen In Chicago Breaking The Governor’s ‘Stay At Home’ Order – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/27/few-seen-in-chicago-breaking-the-governors-stay-at-home-order/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois coronavirus cases now at 3,491; baby among the dead
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-coronavirus-cases-now-at-3491-baby-among-the-dead

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State education officials say school districts must start remote learning Tuesday The state has also ended this spring’s standardized testing, including the SAT, after receiving a federal waiver. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21197775/coronavirus-illinois-schools-remote-learning-standardized-tests
— Fran Spielman interviews Republican candidate for Cook County state’s attorney Pat O’Brien
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2020/3/27/21197568/fran-spielman-interviews-republican-candidate-for-cook-county-states-attorney-pat-obrien

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— McCormick Place set to be converted into Illinois’ first field hospital for 3,000 coronavirus patients by April 24 – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mccormick-place-hospital-20200328-px7xupa67je5fmbmr72prne6by-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-fact-checking-donald-trump-coronavirus-covid-19-20200328-jdzfeed5xngphefgypou6spyra-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-trump-coronavirus-superlatives-informercial-zorn-20200327-o23jyn4hergw5ol7u5tid2vsou-story.html
— University Park residents still contending with lead in their water amid the coronavirus pandemic – Darcel Rockett (DIERSEN: Where have you lived? I lived in Crete 1948-1972, University Park full-time 1972-1974 and part-time 1974-1976, Chicago part-time 1974-1976 and full-time 1976-1978, and Wheaton since 1978. I should write a book about those in Wheaton who continue to demonize, denigrate, and condemn people like me as being newcomers.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-coronavirus-university-park-water-tt-20200327-20200328-ffdxuxgeurhwdp3wgjazs7pibm-story.html
— President Trump’s approval rating is ticking upward. Should Joe Biden be worried? – FRANK BRUNI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-trump-approval-rating-biden-response-20200327-qccvda7hobca3bwdbk55vzw5ye-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Boris Johnson pays the price for weak leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-opinion-boris-johnson-coronavirus-20200328-ki5f3r3r4rdz7f33hvbkuo7rem-story.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— COVID-19 concerns abound at McHenry County Jail
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/28/covid-19-concerns-abound-at-mchenry-county-jail/a2tyboc/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State, national unemployment spikes amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/capitol-recap-state-national-unemployment-spikes-amid-covid-19-outbreak

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup: Child dies; Aurora mayor and police chief test positive; Dart lashes out; GA will have to approve home cannabis delivery; Strike? Maybe; Abbott’s new test; Remote notary allowed; Sewing warriors; Adorable video (DIERSEN: What would Pritzker say if someone asked him about reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/28/covid-19-roundup-child-dies-aurora-mayor-and-police-chief-test-positive-dart-lashes-out-ga-will-have-to-approve-home-cannabis-delivery-strike-maybe-abbotts-new-test-remote-notary-allowed-sewing-warrio/
(FROM THE POSTING: PRITZKER: Well, I certainly have admonished my children to follow the rules, and they have you know, it’s not easy. You know the kids. And I think many kids are used to using the internet to communicate with one another so that’s, I think, a benefit to them that maybe we didn’t have as kids. But, in talking to them. I’ve also said, don’t watch TV news. Because you know it’s okay to keep up with news and I’m sure that they do I know that they do. But don’t watch all day. Don’t turn on CNN or MSNBC or god forbid Fox and try to follow this through the news it’s not worth doing.)

DAILY SIGNAL
— Little of Pelosi’s Wish List Made It Into COVID-19 Relief Bill. That’s a Relief in Itself. – GianCarlo Canaparo 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/27/little-of-pelosis-wish-list-made-it-into-covid-19-relief-bill-thats-a-relief-in-itself/

TOWNHALL
— Border Patrol Intercepts Thousands of Fake IDs – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/03/28/border-patrol-intercepts-thousands-of-fake-ids-n2565904

THE HILL
— Struggling states warn coronavirus stimulus falls short – ALEX GANGITANO 
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/489937-struggling-states-warn-coronavirus-stimulus-falls
— Coronavirus response reveals deep fractures in global partnerships – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489926-coronavirus-response-reveals-deep-fractures-in-global-partnerships

POLITICO
— ‘GM was wasting time’: Trump invokes DPA to force GM to make ventilators The move to activate the Defense Production Act came the same day that Trump slammed GM on Twitter. – GAVIN BADE (DIERSEN: Does the DPA apply to foreign companies that make vehicles in America?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/27/trump-slams-gm-over-ventilator-production-delays-costs-151885

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/opinion/coronavirus-racism-covid.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Illinois reports first known U.S. death of an infant with the coronavirus.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Inside Trump’s risky push to reopen the country amid the coronavirus crisis.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-trumps-risky-push-to-reopen-the-country-amid-the-coronavirus-crisis/2020/03/28/b87fff62-6ee2-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Inside the talks on the largest U.S. bailout: frantic negotiations, partisan tensions and a Trump tweet.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-talks-on-the-largest-us-bailout-frantic-negotiations-partisan-tensions-and-a-trump-tweet/2020/03/27/f6dc94e0-6fb5-11ea-96a0-df4c5d9284af_story.html
— Confirmed U.S. coronavirus-related deaths double in two days, hitting 2,000
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/28/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Truckers step up as coronavirus pumps demand for necessities, but face mounting obstacles – Ian Duncan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/truckers-step-up-as-coronavirus-pumps-demand-for-necessities-but-face-mounting-obstacles/2020/03/28/ff3eea62-6d11-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html

USA TODAY
— Cuomo rips idea of banning New Yorkers from traveling to other states – Joseph Spector
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/28/coronavirus-gov-andrew-cuomo-rips-possible-new-york-travel-ban/2934494001/

March 28 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago considered next COVID-19 hot spot, McCormick Place to be converted into makeshift hospital as cases climb – Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/this-is-war-chicago-considered-next-covid-19-hot-spot;-mccormick-place-to-transform-into-makeshift-hospital/6057864/

WLS AM
— Experts are warning coronavirus puts the integrity of the 2020 election at risk. Here’s what could happen in November
https://www.wlsam.com/news/experts-are-warning-coronavirus-puts-the-integrity-of-the-2020-election-at-risk-heres-what-could-happen-in-november/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Five new DuPage County coronavirus-related deaths include 3 more from Willowbrook nursing home; another is from Burr Ridge facility – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-dupage-county-more-deaths-20200327-nxsyhd6otneutazvkb3yxzecuy-story.html
— Here’s how Aurora and Naperville are preparing for feared shortages of masks, gloves and other protective equipment – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-health-care-protective-equipment-st-20200328-5bayv67c5jhczlj3j7jumv7xpu-story.html
— After week 1 of Illinois stay-at-home order, Aurora area officials implore residents to stay at home – SARAH FREISHTAT, MEGAN JONES and LINDA GIRARDI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-social-distancing-st-0329-20200328-avhabfti5zaqbbe7asrawoccce-story.html
— Oak Park reports 8 more cases of COVID-19; brings number of confirmed cases to 17 – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-park-covid-19-update-tl-0402-20200328-5rjs5o76kjgi3fc2wd7yesnj5m-story.html
— Coronavirus crisis creating chaos, opportunity for entrepreneurs trying to break into cannabis business as Illinois prepares to award new licenses – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: To promote pot is to promote destruction.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-cannabis-funding-uncertainty-20200328-kjzjq3crkzac7hnrdntvcjcmjq-story.html
— Naperville’s medical pot dispensary open with new precautions during stay-at-home order – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: How soon will EVERYONE who wants to use pot will be a “medical cannabis patient?”)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-open-st-20200327-sv5b3hqj3jhe5dbkn2f3cpsftm-story.html
— How you can get financial help to get through the coronavirus crisis (DIERSEN: Do you favor or oppose giving stimulus payments to those who have not yet suffered significant loss of income because of efforts to fight coronavirus?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-help-from-financial-services-companies-coronavirus-crisis-20200326-vgu3rsutpjec5aluk3touulo5q-story.html
— How do Chicago-area residents plan to spend their coronavirus emergency stimulus money? – ROSEMARY SOBOL, DEANESE WILLIAMS-HARRIS, KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS and JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ (DIERSEN: Do you favor or oppose giving stimulus payments to those who have not yet suffered significant loss of income because of efforts to fight coronavirus?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-stimulus-bill-check-20200326-cip6a5ykhrbebnuipzbzq6wg4q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban police want education, not arrests, for stay-at-home violators – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails encourage people to violate stay-at-home laws, and therefore, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails should be stopped.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/suburban-police-want-education-not-arrests-for-stay-at-home-violators-

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— McCormick Place will be turned into makeshift COVID hospital Plans call for the convention center to be set up to treat about 3,000 patients by April 24.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/mccormick-place-will-be-turned-makeshift-covid-hospital

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow that “Governors reject Trump’s virus timeline.” Trump-haters believe that the more that America’s economy is destroyed, the more likely that they will defeat Trump. 
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/25/imaginary-clock-governors-reject-trumps-virus-timeline/ajxqvbo/

SOUTHERN
— Illinois county fairs hurt financially by COVID-19 shutdowns – REBECCA ANZEL
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-and-regional/illinois-county-fairs-hurt-financially-by-covid–shutdowns/article_d937366d-2b60-5e2e-a0c1-d3dd98a08dcd.html

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/mike_jones/covid–and-white-male-privilege-and-insecurity/article_0432ff02-702a-11ea-b015-5beb13856f5f.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— A razor-thin win: Glen Ellyn’s Hadiya Afzal reflects on Democratic primary victory in DuPage District 4 – Steve Metsch
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/25/a-razor-thin-win-glen-ellyns-hadiya-afzal-reflects-on-democratic-primary-victory-in-dupage-district-4/apvo0wl/

AURORA PATCH
— 22 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Aurora The new cases include patients from a wide range of age groups. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/22-coronavirus-cases-confirmed-aurora

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Wirepoints: Pritzker’s $42 billion budget doesn’t touch real problems – April Bamburg
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/525896008-wirepoints-pritzker-s-42-billion-budget-doesn-t-touch-real-problems
— Illinois Policy Institute favors its ‘Illinois Forward’ plan over Pritzker budget – April Bamburg
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/525897085-illinois-policy-institute-favors-its-illinois-forward-plan-over-pritzker-budget

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Taxpayer advocate: Defeat of Burr Ridge home rule proposal could mean trouble for Pritzker’s progressive tax – W.J. Kennedy
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/528782168-taxpayer-advocate-defeat-of-burr-ridge-home-rule-proposal-could-mean-trouble-for-pritzker-s-progressive-tax
— DuPage projected to lose 130,000 jobs due to COVID-19; McSweeney seeks to pull Pritzker’s progressive tax from ballot – April Bamburg (DIERSEN: What are Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO political consultants advising Republican candidates in Illinois, and especially in DuPage County, to do? ANSWER: Blame Trump and blame his supporters, including me, a) for each and every coronavirus infection and coronavirus death in their political jurisdiction and b) for all financial and other losses suffered in their political jurisdiction because of coronavirus.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/528802644-dupage-projected-to-lose-130-000-jobs-due-to-covid-19-mcsweeney-seeks-to-pull-pritzker-s-progressive-tax-from-ballot
— ‘Rumblings’ of possible Illinois Sterigenics plant reopening to aid coronavirus fight – W.J. Kennedy 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/528792070-rumblings-of-possible-illinois-sterigenics-plant-reopening-to-aid-coronavirus-fight
— Hois says residents ‘have lost trust in our government’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/528250290-hois-says-residents-have-lost-trust-in-our-government
— Ward, Senate District 25 Republican candidate, vows to reject public pension – T.H. Lawrence (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are nasty. If I sought a government office, for example, Wheaton West District City Counsel, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I get a $54,168/year Civil Service Retirement System pension and a $18,000+/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy. They would hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid is grossly excessive and that the federal government grossly overpaid me. Further, they would stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, heterosexual, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, Crete resident 1948-1972, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. Further, they would stress that I oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. Further, they would stress that I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. My critics/opponents in Wheaton are extremely nasty and have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout. I should write a book about the aforesaid who claim to religious, conservative, and/or Republican. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/527262386-ward-senate-district-25-republican-candidate-vows-to-reject-public-pension

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Responds to Sean Casten Friday Twitter Message
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/28/il-06-jeanne-ives-responds-to-sean-casten-friday-twitter-message/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Neutralize COVID-19 Hysteria With Faith and Kindness Toward Neighbors – Dr. Everett Piper
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/neutralize-covid-19-hysteria-with-faith-and-kindness-toward-neighbors/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONG LAHOOD COMMENTS ON CARES ACT, EXPLAINS KEY POINTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/cong-lahood-comments-on-cares-act-explains-key-points.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Group of Illinois House Republicans push for reforms to ‘kick start’ state’s economy amid COVID-19 crisis – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/group-of-illinois-house-republicans-push-for-reforms-to-kick-start-states-economy-amid-covid-19-crisis
– ‘Dangerous nuisance’: Pelosi slams Republican Thomas Massie who requested roll-call vote on coronavirus relief bill – Anthony Leonardi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being a dangerous nuisance.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dangerous-nuisance-pelosi-slams-republican-who-requested-roll-call-vote-on-coronavirus-relief-bill
— Biden: The quarantined candidacy – Joseph Simonson 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-quarantined-candidacy
— Liberal union launches smear campaign against openly gay Trump appointee – Brad Polumbo (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Democrats will force LGBTQ officials appointed by Republican elected officials to promote LGBTQ activity. To promote LGBTQ activity is to destroy those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/openly-gay-national-labor-relations-board-head-john-ring-subject-of-liberal-smear-campaign

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Journalists Are Still Out of Control – Andrew Stiles (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails only to articles a) that are critical of Trump and b) that promote coronavirus panic.)
https://freebeacon.com/media/media-pandemic-hysteria/
— Liberal Dark Money Group to Spend $1.2 Million Attacking GOP Senators on Coronavirus – Joe Schoffstall (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/liberal-dark-money-group-to-spend-1-2-million-attacking-gop-senators-on-coronavirus/

GOPUSA
— Warped By Hatred Of Trump, Hillary Finds Pleasure In Plight Of Sick Americans (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who are most warped by hatred of Trump.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86749
— America’s Dangerous Dependence On China Must Change
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86669
— America First: Let’s Make It Permanent
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86706
— Trump Trounces The Media In Public Approval (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media focuses on destroying Trump and destroying his supporters, and especially destroying his supporters who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86683

BREITBART
— Coronavirus: Illegal Aliens Demand $1.2K Each in Taxpayer-Funded Checks – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/27/coronavirus-illegal-aliens-demand-1-2k-each-in-taxpayer-funded-checks/
— New York City Wants Taxpayer Bailout for Low Wage Migrant Economy – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/27/new-york-city-wants-taxpayer-bailout-for-low-wage-migrant-economy/

CAPITOL RESEARCH CENTER
— The Left Is Politicizing the Coronavirus Hayden Ludwig on Sandy Rios in the Morning
https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-left-is-politicizing-the-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— Hillary Clinton Accepts China’s Coronavirus Numbers To Take Swipe At Trump – CHUCK ROSS (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/27/hillary-clinton-coronavirus-trump/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Iran’s Coronavirus Propaganda Scapegoats America – James Phillips and Nicole Robinson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the biggest scapegoaters in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give them standing to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, and to destroy governments that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/27/irans-coronavirus-propaganda-scapegoats-america/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Has Kept U.S. From Becoming Italy – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/salk-msnbc-maga-covid/2020/03/28/id/960329/

TOWNHALL
— The Fake Outrage at Rep. Thomas Massie is Outrageous – Brian Darling
https://townhall.com/columnists/briandarling/2020/03/28/the-fake-outrage-at-rep-thomas-massie-is-outrageous-n2565892

NEWS BUSTERS
— HOLLYWOOD HATE: Trump Is the Real Health Threat – Geoffrey Dickens
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2020/03/27/hollywood-hate-trump-real-health-threat
— How Extreme Are You to Think The U.S. Press Is Far Too Nice to Trump? – Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2020/03/27/how-extreme-are-you-think-us-press-far-too-nice-trump
— Hispanic Networks on $2 Trillion Relief Bill: What Do You Mean No Money for Illegals? – Kathleen Krumhansl
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/03/26/hispanic-nets-2t-relief-bill-what-do-you-mean-theres-no

PJ MEDIA
— SPLC Blames Trump’s ‘Racist, Anti-Asian Epithets’ for Coronavirus-Related Anti-Asian Harassment – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-blames-trumps-racist-anti-asian-epithets-for-coronavirus-related-anti-asian-harassment/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Europe Wasn’t Ready for Coronavirus — It May Never Fully Recover – ITXU DÍAZ
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-europe-wasnt-ready-it-may-never-fully-recover/#slide-1

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “10 Of Trump’s Most Damaging Coronavirus Lies Amid a crisis that demands trustworthy leadership, the president has instead sowed chaos, confusion and misinformation.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-coronavirus-lies-covid19_n_5e7b7d1ac5b6b7d80959966f

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: TRAGIC: “We Have Lost It All”: The Shock Felt by Millions of Unemployed Americans – Sabrina Tavernise, Audra D. S. Burch, Sarah Mervosh and Campbell Robertson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/coronavirus-unemployed.html
— Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation’s Health Care Bill Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients. – Reed Abelson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/health/coronavirus-insurance-premium-increases.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/opinion/coronavirus-trump-evangelicals.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to increase the national debt to defeat Trump. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/upshot/stimulus-national-debt-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote class warfare.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/business/economy/coronavirus-inequality.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote age discrimination.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/politics/biden-trump-seniors.html
— These Stores Are ‘Essential’ in the Pandemic. Not Everyone Agrees. A range of jobs, including bicycle and marijuana sellers, have been deemed vital. But the lists have been the subject of intense lobbying. – Patrick McGeehan and Matthew Haag (DIERSEN: Booze, gambling, pot, and other vices are not essential.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/nyregion/coronavirus-essential-workers.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters destroy Trump-supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/politics/deborah-birx-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of men.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-lockdown-domestic-violence.html

NEW YORK POST
— Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro threatens Trump in face of drug charges – Yaron Steinbuch
https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/venezuelan-president-nicolas-maduro-threatens-trump-in-face-of-drug-charges/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Guide to State Coronavirus Lockdowns Governors in New York, California and other states have ordered most businesses to shut and people to stay inside, with limited exceptions – Jacob Gershman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-state-by-state-guide-to-coronavirus-lockdowns-11584749351
— Who’s Left Out of Coronavirus Stimulus Payments? Many College Students, Adult Dependents Money will go to adults and children, but millions of others won’t get paid – Richard Rubin (DIERSEN: Do you favor or oppose giving stimulus payments to those who have not yet suffered significant loss of income because of efforts to fight coronavirus?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-left-out-of-coronavirus-stimulus-payments-many-college-students-adult-dependents-11585396800
— Working From Home During Coronavirus Pandemic Hasn’t Broken Internet  Internet usage by remote workers fills fallow daytime hours; providers say no big outages in U.S. so far – Sarah Krouse and Lillian Rizzo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/working-from-home-during-coronavirus-pandemic-hasnt-broken-internet-11585329238
— How Epidemics Change Civilizations Measures developed for the plagues of the 14th century are helping authorities fight the coronavirus now says Yale historian Frank Snowden. – Jason Willick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-epidemics-change-civilizations-11585350405
— Coronavirus and the Ration Book During a dark American time, some used their coveted ration coupons to provide sustenance for others. – Bob Greene
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-and-the-ration-book-11585350435
— Old Age Is a Bummer for the Baby Boomers My generation, dominant for so long, gets a taste of its mortality with the help of the coronavirus. – Michael Medved (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on promoting age discrimination in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc. I would focus on those age discrimination promoters who are older themselves and pander to those who are younger than they are and especially to those who are minority, female, LGBTQ, etc.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/old-age-is-a-bummer-for-the-baby-boomers-11585324904
— Yes, We Need Cost-Benefit Analysis – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/yes-we-need-cost-benefit-analysis-11585350326

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/03/24/they-can-help-fight-coronavirus-trump-wants-to-deport-them/

PEN AMERICA
— TRUMP THREAT TO PULL TV LICENSES OVER CORONAVIRUS AD “VIOLATION OF FIRST AMENDMENT” (DIERSEN: What if my critics/opponents succeed in getting Pritzker to stop me from sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out? They would hint/imply/argue/shout at Pritzker that my emails discourage compliance with Pritzker’s executive orders.)
https://pen.org/press-release/trump-threat-to-pull-tv-licenses-over-coronavirus-ad-violation-of-first-amendment/

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS
— Paul kept working for six days after taking coronavirus test – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats want all Republicans to quarantine themselves forever.)
https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/paul-kept-working-for-six-days-after-taking-coronavirus-test/article_011e2be3-6404-573c-a4a9-487e98aaea79.html

HOPTOWN CHRONICLE
— Massie, long an outlier, is a House pariah after forcing members to gather, against public-health advice, to pass virus-relief bill – Al Cross. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being an outlier and a pariah.)
https://hoptownchronicle.org/massie-long-an-outlier-is-a-house-pariah-after-forcing-members-to-gather-against-public-health-advice-to-pass-virus-relief-bill

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Christian right’s hostility to science is definitely going to get people killed The Christian right has long been hostile to science. Now that attitude will make the pandemic much worse.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/26/the-christian-rights-hostility-to-science-is-definitely-going-to-get-people-killed/

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Census 2020: The LGBTQ+ community counts (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrat Party have enough power to officially STOP a) municipalities including Wheaton, b) townships including Milton, c) counties including DuPage, d) states including Illinois, e) countries including America, and f) organizations including the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party from allowing those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity from seeking or holding any kind of government and political office?) 
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Census-2020-The-LGBTQ-community-counts/68257.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The LGBTQ+ community has always played a vital part in this nation’s history and success. We are not a minor population subset. We are a powerful constituency made even more impactful because we cross racial, ethnic, religious, income, gender and many other intersectional identities. An accurate Census count of our community is critical to ensuring programs that address our unique needs are fairly funded. It will also highlight the importance of our political voice which, in a democracy like ours, is critical. If we are not counted then we won’t count. It’s that simple. This year, for the first time in census history, same-sex couples will be able to declare their existence on the census form. While imperfect and incomplete, it represents an important step towards recognizing our community. We will continue to work on future Census, so that everyone in our community are counted and counted for who they are. But for now, we need to seize the moment and have our voices be heard.)

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO political consultants advising Republican candidates in Illinois, and especially in DuPage County, to do? ANSWER: Blame Trump and blame his supporters, including me, a) for each and every coronavirus infection and coronavirus death in their political jurisdiction and b) for all financial and other losses suffered in their political jurisdiction because of coronavirus. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

March 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump signs $2.2T coronavirus stimulus package after swift congressional votes – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-signs-$22t-coronavirus-package-after-swift-congressional-votes/6055124/
— Federal officials focuses in on Cook County as cases rise in Illinois – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/coronavirus-task-force-focuses-in-on-cook-county-as-cases-rise-in-chicago-/6054960/
— Illinois expands food stamp access as COVID-19 cases top 3K, with 34 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-expands-food-stamp-access-as-covid-19-cases-top-3k/6056047/
— Disneyland, Walt Disney World to remain closed ‘until further notice’ amid coronavirus outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/disneyland-walt-disney-world-to-remain-closed-until-further-notice/6056114/

NBC5
— White House Health Experts Worry Cook County May Be Among Nation’s Next Hotspots Chicago’s total confirmed cases topped 1,000 Thursday, a number that is nearly double the amount of cases the entire state of Illinois had less than a week earlier
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/white-house-health-experts-worry-cook-county-may-be-among-nations-next-hotspots/2245674/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Gun Sales Skyrocket Amid Uncertainty; ‘Ammunition Is Selling Out Within A Day’ – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-in-illinois-gun-sales-skyrocket-amid-uncertainty-ammunition-is-selling-out-within-a-day/
— Civic Federation’s Laurence Msall: Staggering Unemployment Claims Will Put Major Strain On Illinois, Chicago Budgets
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/26/civic-federations-laurence-msall-staggering-unemployment-claims-will-put-major-strain-on-illinois-chicago-budgets/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Surgeon general warns Chicago ‘will have a worse week next week’ for COVID-19 cases – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/surgeon-general-warns-chicago-will-have-a-worse-week-next-week-for-covid-19-cases

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Confronting the coronavirus, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says crisis could peak in April: ‘Popular or not, you have to do what’s right’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-interview-20200327-ay52ormpcng6jcah3ixbzm5744-story.html
— Aurora mayor, police chief test positive for coronavirus – MEGAN JONES and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-mayor-police-chief-diagnosed-covid-19-virus-st-0329-20200327-qmtq5gzwyneq5byoilmuvk6zdy-story.html
— 12 nurses at U. of I. Hospital in Chicago test positive for coronavirus – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nurses-uic-coronavirus-20200327-5bzghq3opbdplb6lpzf3ucfmuq-story.html
— How to spot fake coronavirus news on social media – Jessica Roy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-how-to-spot-fake-news-coronavirus-social-media-20200326-645nk6ftijegvnnxwann7uvwyq-photogallery.html
— Illinois’ stay-at-home order likely to extend ‘deep into April,’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says; Pritzker doesn’t rule it out – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-stay-at-home-likely-to-extend-20200327-ssnsmh4foza5bokpb4arir7imm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “No, this is not the time for fiscal restraint.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-coronavirus-stimulus-federal-2-trillion-chapman-20200327-wzyy2foxgfdurohf3kgbiomak4-story.html
— Illinois’ House delegation backs coronavirus stimulus bill, but some say more will be needed – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-relief-bill-illinois-congress-20200327-m7xw362he5bvtnvrpx66qlhwr4-story.html
— Commentary: Exactly how much power do we really want to give the government right now? – JON HEALEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-government-power-20200327-nfjsov6vhjhepir3zzgdbzchra-story.html
— Pritzker hasn’t ruled out extending stay-home order | President Trump’s surgeon general calls Chicago a coronavirus ‘hot spot’ | President signs $2.2 T relief package – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-schools-lightfoot-leading-krisnamoorthi-spin-20200327-rna7pwdg4bbonct4ddw3aqjpia-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Nothing set in stone’ for stay-at-home order as Illinois tallies 8 more deaths, Pritzker says Health officials also announced another eight deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 34. Friday marked the largest number of people killed in the state, with an additional 488 cases bringing the Illinois total to 3,026 confirmed cases. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21197382/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-march-27-stay-home-order-assistance
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legalizing pot deliveries gains momentum during coronavirus crisis Rep. Sonya Harper introduced legislation last month that would allow cannabis dispensaries to deliver weed. Now, she’s calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to take immediate action. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/27/21196472/marijuana-pot-delivery-illinois-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21185850/coronavirus-covid-19-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-unemployment-fired-laid-off-health-insurance
— How much longer will we be inside — and then what happens? Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order ends on Tuesday, April 7, but he’s likely to extend it as the coronavirus outbreak continues. Just how long? – Ed Zotti 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crossroads/2020/3/27/21197436/how-much-longer-inside-jb-pritzker-stay-home-order-rush-northwerstern-loyola-experts-covid-19-virus
— Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package into law Trump thanked members of both parties for putting Americans “first” as he signed the bill in the Oval Office, flanked only by Republican lawmakers. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters believe that the bill will help them defeat Trump on November 3, 2020.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21196681/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-passes-signed-trump

DAILY HERALD
— 41 votes: One DuPage County Board primary race still too close call – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/41-votes-one-dupage-county-board-primary-race-still-too-close-call
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nearly two weeks after the March 17 primary election, the race to pick the Democratic nominee for DuPage County Board District 4 isn’t over — and only 41 votes separate the two leading candidates. Hadiya Afzal, a college student from Glen Ellyn, has a narrow lead over Lynn LaPlante, a violist from Glen Ellyn. As of Friday, Afzal had 4,431 votes, or 28.21% of those cast, and LaPlante had 4,390 votes, or 27.95%, according to unofficial totals. Three other candidates trailed behind. “I think it’s going to come down to a handful of votes,” LaPlante said. County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said officials will check for mail-in votes through the end of Tuesday. In addition, there are roughly 225 provisional ballots that still need to be counted for the entire county. It’s unclear how many of those ballots will apply to the District 4 race, Kaczmarek said.)
— Access to be further limited at DuPage County courthouse
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/access-to-be-further-limited-at-dupage-county-courthouse
— Number of Cook County inmates with coronavirus up to 24
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/number-of-cook-county-inmates-with-coronavirus-up-to-24
— Illinois COVID-19 cases now over 3,000; 8 more deaths reported – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/illinois-covid-19-cases-now-over-3000-8-more-deaths-reported
— Food Insecurity Crisis Fund created to help District 200 families
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200327/food-insecurity-crisis-fund-created-to-help-district-200-families

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker again rips Trump, saying lack of COVID-19 action could be ‘deadly’ The governor renews his push to get the White House to do more—and move more quickly—to fight the fast-growing pandemic. And as Pritzker was still speaking, President Trump did what the governor wanted, at least in part. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-again-rips-trump-saying-lack-covid-19-action-could-be-deadly
— U.S. House passes $2 trillion coronavirus aid package
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/us-house-passes-2-trillion-coronavirus-aid-package
— State aims to turn this Marriott into a COVID-19 command center—but there’s a hitch The owner of the Schaumburg property is ready to play ball. So why isn’t the deal done? Here’s the story. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/state-aims-turn-marriott-covid-19-command-center-theres-hitch
— Chicago population dips again The tri-state metropolitan area lost an estimated 26,000 residents in the past year, this time joined by drops in metro New York and Los Angeles. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicago-population-dips-again

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Costs for Treatment of Conoravirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/costs-for-treatment-of-conoravirus/ 
IL-06: Sean Casten Complains in Twitter Rant He Says Is Not Political
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/il-06-sean-casten-complains-in-twitter-rant-he-says-is-not-political/ 
— Will McHenry County’s Hospitals Have a “Do-Not-Resuscitate” Policy Imposed Upon Them By Northwestern Medicine?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/143734/ 
— Unemployment Spike Unprecedented: IL v FL
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/unemployment-spike-unprecedented/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bellmont Mayor locked Trustees out of Village Hall – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/bellmont-mayor-locked-trustees-out-of-village-hall/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS SURPASSES 3000 COVID-19 CASES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/illinois-surpasses-3000-covid-19-cases.html
— CONGRESSMAN BOST EXPLAINS HIS SUPPORT FOR CARES ACT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/congressman-bost-explains-his-support-for-cares-act.html
— STATE REPS HALBROOK, MILLER CALL ON PRITZKER TO PROPOSE PLANS TO BRING BUSINESSES BACK ONLINE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/state-reps-halbrook-miller-call-on-pritzker-to-propose-plans-to-bring-businesses-back-online.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker sets up new Emergency Alert System – Pleads with president to use Defense Production Act – Announces expanded childcare, food and homeless programs – Evaluating whether to extend EO – More cases because of additional tests and virus is spreading – Pleased with Trump invoking Defense Production Act – Working on hospitalization numbers over the weekend – “We’ll get around to talking about” biz demands
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/27/pritzker-sets-up-new-emergency-alert-system/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump signs $2 trillion economic rescue plan to rush aid to businesses, workers hurt by pandemic – Dave Boyer and S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/27/trump-signs-2-trillion-economic-plan-rush-aid-busi/%2FH765IVPUbPWpTqe6HJ37tpL5isJMtt2LdeCUsA%3D&bt_ts=1585341966048
— House passes $2 trillion coronavirus aid package on voice vote – Gabriella Muñoz and Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/27/house-passes-2-trillion-coronavirus-aide-package-v/

BREITBART
— Coronavirus: Italy Sees Worst Day Yet, 969 Dead in 24 Hours; Death Toll Exceeds 9,000 – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/27/coronavirus-italy-sees-worst-day-yet-969-dead-in-24-hours-death-toll-exceeds-9000/ 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Red Chinese Aim To Use The Wuhan Virus To Win Their War Against America – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32215

FEDERALIST
— Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Disapprove Of News Media Handling Of Wuhan Coronavirus – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/gallup-poll-majority-of-americans-disapprove-of-news-media-handling-of-wuhan-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Tech Firms Bear Brunt of Affirmative Action Witch Hunt – Drew Johnson
https://www.newsmax.com/drewjohnson/affirmative-action-tech-firms-silicon-valley/2020/03/26/id/960037/

THE HILL
— US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 – PETER SULLIVAN 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489906-us-coronavirus-cases-hit-100000

POLITICO
— Governors’ coronavirus pacts could thwart Trump goal of reopening country Some governors and public health experts say the localized lifting of restrictions could create new clusters of disease that leave officials chasing the outbreak well into the summer. – DAN GOLDBERG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/27/coronavirus-trump-governors-152539

CNN
— House passes historic $2 trillion stimulus despite objections from GOP lawmaker
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/politics/coronavirus-stimulus-house-vote/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Can Trump Legally Order the Country Back to Work From Coronavirus by Easter? Such a declaration, in the midst of a health crisis, would have to come from local authorities. – Neil MacFarquhar (DIERSEN: As Trump-haters see it, the longer that they prolong the shutdown, the more likely that they can defeat Trump on November 3, 2020.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-trump-governors.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill into law as companies and households brace for more economic pain The new law amounts to the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history. – Paul Kane, Mike DeBonis and Erica Werner 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/27/congress-coronavirus-house-vote/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “U.S. cities have acute shortages of masks, test kits, ventilators as they face coronavirus threat.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-mayors-mask-equipment-shortage/2020/03/27/fc2a45a4-701f-11ea-96a0-df4c5d9284af_story.html
— Trump orders GM to manufacture ventilators under the Defense Production Act – John Wagner and Colby Itkowitz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raises-prospect-of-ordering-gm-ford-to-manufacture-ventilators/2020/03/27/92f82db6-7043-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

ATLANTIC
— Martial Law Would Sweep the Country Into a Great Legal Unknown The prospect, while still remote, is not purely hypothetical in the current crisis, and the risk is great. – Stephen Dycus and William C. Banks (DIERSEN: Of course, if Marshall Law was declared, my critics/opponents would want it to be used to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/martial-law-would-sweep-country-great-legal-unknown/608773/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: he last time martial law—military control of the government—was declared in the United States was December 1941, just hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The territorial governor, acting under a turn-of-the-century statute, handed the government of the Hawaiian islands over to the commander of U.S. forces there. The military governor, as he styled himself, immediately ordered the closure of courts, shut down schools, froze wages, suspended labor contracts, and imposed censorship of newspapers, radio, and civilian mail. He also decreed a curfew and blackout, as well as a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages—a wildly unpopular measure that was quickly reversed. Despite the fact that there was no threat of a Japanese invasion after the Battle of Midway in 1942, martial law remained in place for another two years.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Deranged Push to Get Americans Back to Work Some conservatives want ordinary citizens to return to their jobs and absorb the unfolding coronavirus catastrophe on everyone’s behalf. – OSITA NWANEVU
https://newrepublic.com/article/157076/deranged-push-get-americans-back-work

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 61% of Republicans See America Getting Back on Its Feet By Easter
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/61_of_republicans_see_america_getting_back_on_its_feet_by_easter

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE BY OWNER: 403 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $217,000
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/403-W-Park-Ave-Wheaton-IL-60189/4447728_zpid/

March 27 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Congressional Delegation Heads to DC for Vote on Coronavirus Relief Package – Carol Marin and Don Moseley
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-congressional-delegation-heads-to-dc-for-vote-on-coronavirus-relief-package/2245635/
— Pritzker Taps Obama Aide – His Sister – for Coronavirus Relief – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-taps-obama-aide-his-sister-for-coronavirus-relief/2245615/

ABC7
— Essential business coronavirus: City to enforce paid sick leave rules for employees during ‘stay-at-home’ order – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/6055031/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No masking pain coronavirus will inflict on state finances – but no one knows ‘exactly how bad it will be’ The coronavirus pandemic has thrown state government into flux, as the legislative session has been put on pause. And now state officials are scrambling – largely by phone – to try and figure out how to manage Illinois’ already precarious financial situation. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/27/21195837/coronavirus-illinois-state-finances-budget-springfield-pritzker-harris
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How recreational weed went from illegal to essential in 3 months The state allowing pot shops to stay open despite a “stay-at-home order” that closed other businesses is “a sign of how far we’ve come on this issue,” one advocate said. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/27/21194174/how-recreational-weed-illegal-essential-illinois-coronavirus
— Live map of Illinois coronavirus cases Track the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state with this state map, updated daily with public health department data.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21195988/illinois-coronavirus-cases-map-count-numbers
— Coronavirus stimulus bill House vote could require members to assemble
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21196745/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-house-vote-could-require-members-to-assemble-live-updates

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House vote on $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill hits a last-minute snag: Conservative Republican wants to force quorum to return to D.C. for vote – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-covid-19-stimulus-package-20200327-lop4m3j7ujc4tfnvrhmvb4qmli-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-china-global-leaders-ivo-daalder-20200326-mentk4br7bac7aqcigey372vj4-story.html


— As Andrew Cuomo ascends during coronavirus pandemic, Joe Biden fades – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-andrew-cuomo-joe-biden-kass-20200327-6j2azzvtyjdahmyxwd3zg2xp2m-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Politicizing this pandemic gets us nowhere – Armstrong Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200327/going-viral-politicizing-this-pandemic-gets-us-nowhere
— Coronavirus highlights importance of paid leave for workers – Jill Gigstad
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200327/coronavirus-highlights-importance-of-paid-leave-for-workers
— Our cellphones give us an ‘A’ for social distancing – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200326/editorial-our-cellphones-give-us-an-a-for-social-distancing

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ‘Just damage containment’: Cost of the coronavirus shutdown keeps rising Millions of Americans are out of work, most others are slashing their spending and businesses are getting crushed. – BEN WHITE
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/26/coronavirus-stimulus-package-economy-150998
— DuPage Medical puts staff on unpaid time off Patient volumes at the area’s largest independent physicians group have “dropped steadily” due to COVID-19, according to an internal memo obtained by Crain’s. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/dupage-medical-puts-staff-unpaid-time

WBEZ
— Illinois Prisons Refusing New Prisoners As COVID-19 Spreads – Shannon Heffernan
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-prisons-refusing-new-prisoners-as-covid19-spreads/a4a4733c-a85d-45a7-a103-9dc0721c3b7a

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— ‘Grim’ barely describes state’s financial fallout from coronavirus pandemic – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-grim-barely-describes-state-s-financial-fallout-from/article_07a5d607-b421-5557-8907-fd2dc99be71e.html

WGLT
— Sen. Brady: Key To Restarting Economy Is More COVID-19 Testing – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/sen-brady-key-restarting-economy-more-covid-19-testing#stream/0

CHICAGO PATCH
— 300 People Released From Cook County Jail as Coronavirus Spreads As the Coronavirus begins to spread inside the walls of the Cook County jail, officials have released at least 300 people this week.
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/300-people-released-cook-county-jail-coronavirus-spreads#new_tab

COOK COUNTY PATCH
— Best-Case Scenario: August Peak For Virus In Cook County If everyone in Cook County adheres to social distancing, coronavirus may not peak until late summer, according to a recent analysis. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/best-case-scenario-august-peak-virus-cook-county

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Best-Case Scenario: August Peak For Virus In DuPage County If everyone in DuPage County adheres to social distancing, coronavirus may not peak until late summer, according to a recent analysis. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/best-case-scenario-august-peak-virus-dupage-county
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If severe control measures including strict social distancing are not put in place, coronavirus infections could top 210,000 in DuPage County by early May — 23 percent or more of the population. That’s the conclusion of Columbia University researchers as reported by the New York Times, which compiled maps showing the estimated spread of the virus in every county in America under varying scenarios for control measures. Under the best-case scenario, including strict imposition of measures like closing schools, banning mass gatherings, and testing and quarantining sick people and their contacts, the peak of infection could be pushed past July 31, with as few as 9,000 cases — just 1 percent of the DuPage County population. But even in a scenario falling somewhere between these two extremes, the number of infections could top 160,000 by the middle of June, about 18 percent of the population, the researchers concluded.)

OSWEGO PATCH
— Best-Case Scenario: August Peak For Virus In Kendall County If everyone in Kendall County adheres to social distancing, coronavirus may not peak until late summer, according to a recent analysis. – Shannon Antinori 
https://patch.com/illinois/oswego/best-case-scenario-august-peak-virus-kendall-county

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Coronavirus In Chicago: City Becoming A ‘Hot Spot’ As Cases Hit 1,149, White House Warns Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago could expect upwards of 40,000 hospitalizations in coming weeks. “That number will break our health care system.” – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/27/coronavirus-in-chicago-city-becoming-a-hot-spot-as-cases-hit-1149-white-house-warns/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— TGIF, Illinois, and shoutout to Hinsdale Central High School teacher Chris Wilbur and his AP government and civics classes. They’re reading Playbook during this time of e-learning so they can keep up on government and politics in Illinois. Thanks for reading! – SHIA KAPOS (DIERSEN: Will Republican leaders in Hinsdale encourage Wilbur to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in his classes? What if I joined my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO competitors who claim to be nonpartisan?) 
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/03/27/pritzkers-relief-fund-1m-gifts-to-help-illinois-how-feds-will-disburse-funds-488734

CENTER SQUARE
— Group of Illinois House Republicans push for reforms to ‘kick start’ state’s economy amid COVID-19 crisis – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/group-of-illinois-house-republicans-push-for-reforms-to-kick/article_7badbc1a-6fa4-11ea-8e22-c7fcd753a60d.html

WIREPOINTS
— Unacceptable: Illinois and Certain Other States Not Releasing COVID Hospitalization Numbers – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/unacceptable-illinois-and-certain-other-states-not-releasing-covid-hospitalization-numbers-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bellmont Mayor to reporter: “Maybe I outta get out and jist whip yer ass” – JOHN KRAFT 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/video-bellmont-mayor-to-reporter-maybe-i-outta-get-out-and-jist-whip-yer-ass/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Carol Davis on Social Media in Politics – David E. Smith (DIERSEN: Thanks to everyone who reads my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would greatly appreciate it if you would a) ask the following who do NOT encourage people to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails why they do NOT encourage people to read the emails and b) let me know what they say: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township, ward, and/or county party organizations, c) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) the Republican elected officials who represent your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county, and e) the leaders of conservative organizations.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/spotlight-carol-davis-on-social-media-in-politics/

CAPITOL FAX
— Oh, the “New Illinois” folks ain’t gonna like this
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/27/oh-the-new-illinois-folks-aint-gonna-like-this/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Made in America’ solutions will defeat COVID-19 and stop China’s economic invasion Why United States’ supply chain must no longer be based overseas – Jeff Landry 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/made-in-america-solutions-will-defeat-covid-19-and/
— Trump says GOP convention will go forward in August – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/donald-trump-gop-convention-will-go-forward-august/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Identity politics is the purveyor of real racism during coronavirus pandemic – Ying Ma
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/identity-politics-is-the-purveyor-of-real-racism-during-coronavirus-pandemic
— ‘He’s not playing with a full deck’: Trump campaign lobs unsubtle attack on Biden – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hes-not-playing-with-a-full-deck-trump-campaign-lobs-unsubtle-attack-on-biden
— Biden blames record unemployment surge on Trump: ‘Didn’t do his job when it mattered’ – Emily Larsen (DIERSEN: Who blames you and for what? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-blames-record-unemployment-surge-on-trump-didnt-do-his-job-when-it-mattered

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Most Americans Think Media Have Done A Terrible Job Covering Coronavirus Most Americans are correct – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/satire/trump-media-wuhan-crisis/

FOX NEWS
— Trump says US working closely with China on coronavirus after call with Xi – Edmund DeMarche
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-us-china-working-closely-together-on-coronavirus-outbreak-after-call-with-xi
— Trump downplays worst-case coronavirus scenarios: ‘I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators’ – Charles Creitz, Samuel Chamberlain
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-worst-case-coronavirus-scenarios-ventilators
— Ilhan Omar calls for ‘national lockdown’ amid COVID-19 outbreak – Michael Ruiz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-national-lockdown-covid-19-outbreak

FOX BUSINESS
— Coronavirus relief costs over $100B, Trump says Federal and state agencies are receiving billions of dollars and health care resources to combat COVID-19 – Cortney Moore
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/coronavirus-relief-over-100b-trump

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Casts Doubt on China’s Coronavirus Numbers – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/26/donald-trump-casts-doubt-on-chinas-coronavirus-numbers/
— New Orleans Mayor on Coronavirus: Trump Admin Should Have Warned Us to Stop Mardi Gras – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/26/new-orleans-mayor-on-coronavirus-trump-admin-should-have-warned-us-to-stop-mardi-gras/
— Pew Research: 95 Percent of Americans Say Trump’s Travel Bans ‘Necessary’ to Stop Coronavirus – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/26/pew-research-95-percent-of-americans-say-trumps-travel-bans-necessary-to-stop-coronavirus/
— Coronavirus Will Bring a New Era of Borders, Walls, Distancing, Dispersion, and Self-Defense – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/03/26/pinkerton-coronavirus-will-bring-a-new-era-of-borders-walls-distancing-dispersion-and-self-defense/

BLAZE
— ‘Who’s the sh*thole country now?’: Journalist mocks US as COVID-19 infections rise Disgusting – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/whos-the-sh-thole-country-now-correspondent-mocks-us-as-covid-19-infections-rise

DAILY SIGNAL
— Trump: Testing Boost Puts US at No. 1 for Coronavirus Cases – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/26/trump-testing-boost-puts-us-at-no-1-for-coronavirus-cases/
— China’s Outrageous Coronavirus Blame Game – Helle Dale 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/26/chinas-outrageous-coronavirus-blame-game/

NEWSMAX
— Sanctuary Cities More Prone to Coronavirus – A.J. Rice
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/sanctuarycities-coronavirus-china/2020/03/26/id/960053/

NEWS BUSTERS
— DESPICABLE! Blaming Trump and Conservatives for Coronavirus – Geoffrey Dickens
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2020/03/26/despicable-blaming-trump-and-conservatives-coronavirus
— NY Times: Those Trump Virus Briefings We Wanted Could Be ‘Dangerous’ Television – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/26/ny-times-those-trump-coronavirus-briefings-we-wanted-could-be-deadly

WORLD NET DAILY
— Scientist behind U.S., U.K. lockdowns drastically lowers death estimate Initial shocking figures cited by White House prompted unprecedented virus response – Art Moore
https://www.wnd.com/2020/03/scientist-behind-u-s-u-k-lockdowns-drastically-lowers-estimates/

PJ MEDIA
— Coronavirus and the Reordering of America’s Priorities – CHRISTIAN JOSI (DIERSEN: Hopefully, the promotion of a) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, b) LGBTQ activity, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) abolition of the Second Amendment, f) patronage, g) political affiliation discrimination, h) reverse discrimination, i) age discrimination, and j) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid will go down.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/coronavirus-and-the-reordering-of-americas-priorities/

THE HILL
— Lawmakers brace for more coronavirus legislation after $2 trillion bill – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/489736-lawmakers-brace-for-more-coronavirus-legislation-after-2-trillion-bill
— Poll: 72 percent of voters now believe coronavirus will impact their personal lives (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus impacted your household’s income and net worth? The value of our retirement savings in the stock market has decreased dramatically. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, possessions, etc. has decreased dramatically. Interest rates available when our CDs and treasury strips mature will be dramatically less. As inflation rages for necessities, the purchasing power of our income and retirement savings decrease dramatically.)
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/489776-poll-72-percent-of-voters-now-believe-coronavirus-will-impact
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Economic disaster poses danger for Trump – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489768-the-memo-economic-disaster-poses-danger-for-trump
— Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines – AMIE PARNES
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489718-democratic-fears-rise-again-as-coronavirus-pushes-biden-to-sidelines
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for everything that is bad.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489670-donald-trump-plays-his-blame-game

POLITICO
— Trump: I don’t believe you really need that many ventilators – MATTHEW CHOI
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/26/trump-ventilators-coronavirus-151311
— Democrats delayed stimulus bill to tighten ban on Trump family profiting – ANITA KUMAR
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/26/democrats-delayed-stimulus-bill-ban-on-trump-family-profiting-150282

POLITICUS USA
— Trump Threatens TV Stations If They Air Coronavirus Response Criticism Trump is threatening to take away licenses from television stations if they air an ad that is critical of his response to the coronavirus. – JASON EASLEY (DIERSEN: What if Pritzker stops my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to punish Trump?)
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/03/26/trump-threatens-tv-stations-if-they-air-coronavirus-response-criticism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to get Asian-Americans to hate Trump. 
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/03/26/trump-crumbles-when-asked-what-hes-doing-to-prevent-hate-crimes-against-asian-americans.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Singapore penalizing social distancing violators
https://apnews.com/d8d31ae73b1d44146d5077fe3fa9ba8c
— Indianapolis 500 postponed until Aug. 23 because of coronavirus
https://www.espn.com/racing/indycar/story/_/id/28958230/indianapolis-500-postponed-august-23-coronavirus

REUTERS
— As coronavirus spreads, U.S. military to withhold some infection data – Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon-secre/exclusive-as-coronavirus-spreads-us-military-to-withhold-some-infection-data-idUSKBN21D1YL
— China’s Xi offers Trump help in fighting coronavirus as U.S. faces wave of new patients – Se Young Lee, Lusha Zhang
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/chinas-xi-offers-trump-help-in-fighting-coronavirus-as-us-faces-wave-of-new-patients-idUSKBN21E02P

ABC NEWS
— Coronavirus impacts: Disrupted lives, elevated stress, and soaring worry Many report stress, worry, over the virus; 77% have experienced disruption – Gary Langer
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/coronavirus-impacts-disrupted-lives-elevated-stress-soaring-worry/story?id=69812058
— A third report a job loss, half a pay cut as coronavirus crisis grips the economy One in three in say they or an immediate family member have lost their job. – Gary Langer
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/report-job-loss-half-pay-cut-coronavirus-crisis/story?id=69811808

CNN
— British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-27-20-intl-hnk/h_f873f9efaa8c39ea5ba64e4365c50f75
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump touts great success as US becomes world’s worst virus epicenter.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-response/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “You said you stand with Michigan — prove it.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/politics/michigan-governor-trump-major-disaster-declaration/index.html

CNBC
— The coronavirus may be deadlier than the 1918 flu: Here’s how it stacks up to other pandemics – Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/26/coronavirus-may-be-deadlier-than-1918-flu-heres-how-it-stacks-up-to-other-pandemics.html
— Trump says the US and China are ‘working closely together’ in fight against coronavirus – Evelyn Cheng
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/donald-trump-speaks-to-chinas-xi-jinping-on-coronavirus.html

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump administration sending ‘mixed messages based on ignorance’ for coronavirus response.”
https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/dr-redlener-trump-admin-sending-mixed-messages-based-on-ignorance-for-coronavirus-response-81265221774

NEW YORK TIMES
— As Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds, Sanders Sees a Moment That Matches His Ideas With the odds of winning long, some Democrats wonder why Bernie Sanders is still in the presidential race. He’s still pushing his agenda, though it’s not clear who’s listening. – Sydney Ember (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are using coronavirus to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/us/politics/bernie-sanders-coronavirus.html
— Trump Says He Will Not Cancel August Republican Convention – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/26/us/26reuters-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-convention.html
— After Considering $1 Billion Price Tag for Ventilators, White House Has Second Thoughts
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/us/politics/coronavirus-ventilators-trump.html
— The Most Powerful People in American Politics Are Over 65 President Trump is 73. His leading rival is 77. And many of their strongest supporters — vulnerable to the coronavirus but enormously influential politically — are eligible for Social Security. – Katie Glueck and Sabrina Tavernise (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of the following groups promote age discrimination: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/politics/biden-trump-seniors.html
— U.S. Officials Push for Expelling Suspected Chinese Spies at Media Outlets Trump administration officials are discussing taking action after China said it would expel almost all American journalists for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. – Edward Wong and Julian E. Barnes (DIERSEN: I should sue my critics/opponents who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a spy for their critics/opponents.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/us/politics/coronavirus-china-spies.html
— Surging Traffic Is Slowing Down Our Internet With people going online more in the pandemic, internet traffic has exploded. That’s taking a toll on our download speeds and video quality. – Cecilia Kang, Davey Alba and Adam Satariano
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/business/coronavirus-internet-traffic-speed.html

WASHINGTON POST
— It was the worst week for the economy in decades. The pain is just beginning. ‘It’s making me go into a depression,’ said LaTonua Bowens, a laid-off cook. ‘I’m worried if I’m going to still have a job.’ – Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/it-was-worst-week-economy-decades-pain-is-just-beginning/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “In coronavirus clash with China, Trump chooses name-calling over leadership.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/27/coronavirus-clash-with-china-trump-chooses-name-calling-over-leadership/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s effort to bury the truth about his coronavirus fiasco is failing.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/26/trumps-effort-bury-truth-about-his-coronavirus-fiasco-is-failing/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Increased anxiety and depression top college students’ concerns in coronavirus survey – ARIT JOHN
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-25/college-students-anxiety-depression-coronavirus-survey

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Haggling Over Ventilator Prices While Coronavirus Patients Die.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-haggles-ventilator-prices-while-the-coronavirus-kills.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump O’Clock Follies The President’s mendacious nightly press briefings on the coronavirus will go down in history for their monumental flimflammery.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/the-trump-oclock-follies

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Washington’s Trillions Alone Can’t Stop the Jobpocalypse A record surge in U.S. jobless claims is a foretaste of even worse numbers with a danger of cascading losses – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/washingtons-trillions-alone-cant-stop-the-jobpocalypse-11585235110
— We May Well Be in a Recession – Jeffrey Sparshott
https://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2020/03/27/newsletter-we-may-well-be-in-a-recession/
— China Is Open for Business, but the Postcoronavirus Reboot Looks Slow and Rocky Factories are back, stores are opening, but demand has crashed as buyers wait for the pandemic to end – Mike Bird, Jon Emont and Shan Li
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-is-open-for-business-but-the-post-coronavirus-reboot-looks-slow-and-rocky-11585232600
— Short-Term Yields Go Negative in Scramble for Cash One-month and three-month Treasury bills sported negative yields for the first time in more than four years – Caitlin Ostroff and Paul J. Davies
https://www.wsj.com/articles/short-term-yields-go-negative-in-scramble-for-cash-11585227369
— Rationing Care Is a Surrender to Death Limiting treatment for the old or chronically ill may also violate civil-rights law. There are better ways. – Allen C. Guelzo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rationing-care-is-a-surrender-to-death-11585262558
— The Coronavirus Debt Threat Developing nations as well as advanced ones will soon face a health emergency and its economic consequences. – Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-debt-threat-11585262515
— Big-Government Contagion Appropriators throw hundreds of billions at the virus—and at everything else. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-government-contagion-11585262351

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Campaign’s Threat on TV Licenses May Be Mostly Bluster (DIERSEN: What if Pritzker stops my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to punish Trump?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-26/trump-campaign-s-threat-on-tv-licenses-may-be-mostly-bluster
— Desperate Airlines Swap Passengers for Cargo to Stay Afloat
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/desperate-airlines-switch-passengers-for-cargo-to-stay-alive

FORBES
— See How Much Coronavirus Testing Is Happening In Each State – Eric Mack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2020/03/26/see-how-much-coronavirus-testing-is-happening-in-each-state/#26bc90205751
— COVID-19 Travel News: Hotels As Hospitals, More Airline Cuts, Solo Activities – Will McGough
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willmcgough/2020/03/26/covid-19-travel-news-hotels-as-hospitals-more-airline-cuts-solo-activities/#424f2f8e5cdd

CHICAGO BOOTH REVIEW
— How the coronavirus affects stock prices and growth expectations – NIELS GORMSEN AND RALPH S. J. KOIJEN 
https://review.chicagobooth.edu/economics/2020/article/how-coronavirus-affects-stock-prices-and-growth-expectations

AMERICAN BANKER
— Will coronavirus lead to a wave of bank failures? – Brendan Pedersen, Jim Dobbs
https://www.americanbanker.com/news/will-coronavirus-lead-to-a-wave-of-bank-failures

HARVARD HEALTH PUBLISHING
— If you are at higher risk How to reduce risk of infection and what to do if you get sick
https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/if-you-are-at-higher-risk

GM AUTHORITY
— GM Employees Hit With Salary Reduction During Coronavirus Pandemic – JONATHAN LOPEZ
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/gm-employees-hit-with-salary-reduction-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

NEWSWEEK
— ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SAYS PEOPLE IGNORING CORONAVIRUS WARNINGS ARE ‘SPITTING IN THE FACE’ OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS – EDDY RODRIGUEZ
https://www.newsweek.com/illinois-governor-says-people-ignoring-coronavirus-warnings-are-spitting-face-health-care-1494661
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: TRUMP CAMPAIGN FORCED TO SHELVE 2020 AD BLITZ TOUTING ECONOMY BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – BILL POWELL
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-campaign-forced-shelve-2020-ad-blitz-touting-economy-because-coronavirus-pandemic-1494583

SEATTLE TIMES
— As advertising dries up amid coronavirus shutdown, Washington news outlets lay off staff – Katherine Khashimova Long
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/local-business/as-advertising-dries-up-amid-coronavirus-shutdown-washington-news-outlets-lay-off-staff/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coronavirus has infected Washington’s media ecosystem. The statewide shutdown of most businesses and a halt to events, ordered to slow the virus’s spread, have dried up advertising revenues at news outlets across the state. Layoffs and furloughs have followed, putting additional pressure on the remaining reporters and editors, who are already working overtime — and usually working from home — to feed the public’s need for news about the virus. Almost no paper in Washington has remained unscathed.)

LANSING STATE JOURNAL
— Lawsuit: Former Portland police officer forced to resign due to ‘intolerable’ environment – Kara Berg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me. They would not have taken those actions if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2020/03/26/former-portland-mi-police-officer-files-sex-age-discrimination-suit/5079882002/

BRYAN-COLLEGE EAGLE
— Local journalism needs a coronavirus stimulus plan, too – Margaret Sullivan
https://www.theeagle.com/opinion/columnists/local-journalism-needs-a-coronavirus-stimulus-plan-too/article_4f7a1ca4-a478-5f53-b409-b69a3f0eb631.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Media readership and viewership is soaring as citizens seek life-or-death information about the coronavirus: Where to get tested? Does my hospital have enough ventilators? Is it safe to go outside? But the accompanying economic decline is killing off advertising – for restaurants, cars, travel, entertainment – and other support that has kept many news organizations going. For some, the events of the past few weeks have already proved too much for their fragile existence. Alternative weeklies have stopped printing. Local dailies are laying off staff at already decimated newsrooms. Many others, including digital-only newsrooms, are hanging on by a thread. It’s happening around the world: Newspapers in Australia and Britain announced in the past few days that they were going out of business or suspending print publication. “Journalists are essential in this moment,” Craig Aaron, president and co-CEO of Free Press, a Washington-based advocacy nonprofit, told me in an interview. “We need to keep reporters working, and we have to do it now.”)

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “CNN, MSNBC Bosses Ignore Staff Pleas to Cut Trump Coronavirus Pressers ‘NO PUBLIC BENEFIT’ Trump’s daily pandemic briefings have devolved into an “open-mic night” full of “misinformation,” cable staffers said, but networks are still broadcasting nearly every moment live.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cnn-and-msnbc-staffers-wary-of-airing-trump-coronavirus-pressers

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following anti-groups see coronavirus as opportunity: 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/26/white-supremacists-see-coronavirus-opportunity
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/03/26/covid-19-updates-splc-continues-fight-against-injustice

GUARDIAN
— Cities after coronavirus: how Covid-19 could radically alter urban life – Jack Shenker
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/26/life-after-coronavirus-pandemic-change-world
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hating governors fight Trump.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/27/us-governors-coronavirus-trump

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump makes extraordinary claim Gov. Cuomo is exaggerating NY’s need for ventilators in wild Hannity interview as the nation’s coronavirus epicenter tops 37,000 cases and hospitals verge on the edge of collapse.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8158745/US-coronavirus-Trump-claims-Cuomo-exaggerating-New-Yorks-need-ventilators.html

March 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases top 2.5K, including 26 deaths; Pres. Trump approves disaster declaration – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pres-trump-approves-illinois-disaster-declaration/6052989/
— Democrats more worried than Republicans about virus, but all concerned: Polls – QUINN SCANLAN
https://abc7chicago.com/democrats-more-worried-than-republicans-about-virus-but-all-concerned-polls/6052959/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus Cases Now Total 2,538 With 26 Deaths Patients range in age from less than 1 year old to 99 years old
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-cases-now-total-2538-with-26-deaths/2245106/

CBS2
— ‘This Virus Doesn’t Care That You’re Bored’: Gov. JB Pritzker Rips Crowds Who Gathered On Lakefront, As Illinois COVID-19 Cases Surge Past 2,500
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/26/thursday-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-march-26/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— United States now leads the world in number of confirmed coronavirus cases, surpassing China – where the virus originated – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-infections-deaths-updates-20200326-elbyprl26zeedmecnqcc63jurq-story.html
— World coronavirus infections near 500,000 as European health systems buckle under the strain – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-infections-deaths-updates-20200326-elbyprl26zeedmecnqcc63jurq-story.html
— Illinois golf courses shut down after a reversal from state officials – Teddy Greenstein
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-golf-courses-20200326-lqt5swmpibbulax4lglwroa5q4-story.html
— Durbin, Duckworth break down what Illinois would get from $2 billion coronavirus relief bill passed by Senate – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-relief-bill-illinois-20200326-xmy3eftbbbbq7bl3gjwceub37i-story.html
— Trump says new federal guidelines will rate counties by coronavirus risk as he seeks to ease restrictions nationwide – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-federal-coronavirus-guidelines-20200326-2dcpy2xrkzabrfvz4rqxfdbktu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-coronavirus-cases-us-trump-response-20200326-52yee6oxune73ktaeigwp6oug4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker dips into his millions to help nonprofits— as Illinois announces another seven COVID-19 deaths Also on Thursday, President Donald Trump approved Illinois’ request for a disaster proclamation, which will give the state federal funds to deal with the coronavirus response. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/26/21195829/illinois-coronavirus-cases-pritzker-nonprofit-march-26
— Cook County delays collecting booze, tobacco, other taxes to give struggling businesses ‘some breathing room’ The county’s Home Rule taxes — which include the alcoholic beverage, amusement, tobacco, gasoline and hotel accommodations taxes — have been deferred for the February and March tax periods until May. No penalties or interest will be applied during the extension period. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/26/21195644/cook-county-delays-payment-booze-tobacco-taxes-fees-relief-business-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/26/21195123/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-deaths-vietnam-lbj-trump-steinberg
— What’s in the coronavirus bill for Illinois: First details emerge Per Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth: $16 million for the Illinois Department of Public Health and $9 million for the Chicago Department of Public Health. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/26/21195814/senate-coronavirus-bill-illinois-details
— Trump grants Illinois request for disaster declaration; another one pending The disaster status will allow federal funding to be available for crisis counseling for affected individuals across the state. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/26/21195897/trump-grants-illinois-request-disaster-declaration
— What Duckworth said to her daughter while off mute during conference call Parents across the country working from home this week know how the Illinois senator feels. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/26/21195400/tammy-duckworth-daughter-conference-call-mute-off
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chicago Democrats say “Doing without tree-trimming and other city services will help us beat COVID-19 No one likes staying inside or losing services, but both are necessary. It’s part of the new world we are living in.” 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/26/21194767/coronavirus-covoid-19-pandemic-chicago-social-distancing-lakefront-suntimes-editorial

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois just lost 2 years’ worth of job gains A stunning 114,114 residents applied for unemployment insurance in the state in the week that ended March 21, more than 14 times the total from the same week a year ago. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-just-lost-2-years-worth-job-gains
— The lakefront is closed, aldermen say The trail and parks along Lake Michigan, as well as the 606 Trail and the downtown Riverwalk, are off limits to citizens now, one day after Mayor Lightfoot threatened to a shutdown because of people not obeying the governor’s shelter in place order. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lakefront-closed-aldermen-say
— Illinois logs biggest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases The state reports 673 new cases, bringing the total to over 2,500.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/illinois-logs-biggest-one-day-increase-covid-19-cases

DAILY HERALD
— State Sen. DeWitte predicts talk of air travel ban, severe state spending cuts – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/state-sen-dewitte-predicts-talk-of-air-travel-ban-severe-state-spending-cuts
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin allows delivery, curbside pickup of alcohol – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/elgin-allows-delivery-curbside-pickup-of-alcohol

WTTW
— The ‘Devastating Impacts’ of COVID-19 on Illinois Finances – Amanda Vinicky 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/26/devastating-impacts-covid-19-illinois-finances

WQAD
— City leaders balance social distancing and public access Davenport’s mayor assures residents the city is in business, even as aldermen and staff practice social distancing and self-isolation. – Giang Nguyen
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/city-leaders-balance-social-distancing-and-public-access/526-f127a2f6-b874-427c-91cc-5013b2fb8404

WGLT
— LaHood Doesn’t Want Stimulus Bill To Mirror ’08 Bailout – ERIC STOCK 
https://www.wglt.org/post/lahood-doesnt-want-stimulus-bill-mirror-08-bailout-0#stream/0

WIREPOINTS
— What next for Illinois? – Ted Dabrowski, Mark Glennon and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/what-next-for-illinois-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— “Republicans are not just losing ground; we’re getting clobbered”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/republicans-are-not-just-losing-ground-we%e2%80%99re-getting-clobbered/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Even the traditionally-Republican stronghold of DuPage County saw a massive dip. The west suburban county used to be so important that in November of 2000, then Governor George W. Bush made a huge appearance at the College of DuPage with over 25,000 supporters in an effort to actually win Illinois. In 2004, during the Primary Election, Republicans pulled 58% of the Primary Election ballots, nearly 87,000 voters. This year, Republicans in DuPage County only made up 26% of the ballots cast, down nearly 50,000 voters.)
— 133,763 Illinoisans have so far filed for uninsurance claims this month
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/133763-illinoisans-have-so-far-filed-for-uninsurance-claims-this-month/
— Pritzker says POTUS approved major disaster declaration request – Scolds people who congregate outside – Unemployment has dropped one in four households below $50,000 – 450 people returning to healthcare service e- Penny Pritzker heads up new relief fund – Talks about Trump – Addresses UI problems – Hopes for more stimulus bills – No “do not resuscitate order” under consideration – Has contributed $4 million to relief fund
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/pritzker-says-potus-approved-major-disaster-declaration-request/
— An unintended consequence of the stay at home order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/an-unintended-consequence-of-the-stay-at-home-order/
— 673 new cases, 7 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/673-new-cases-7-new-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup: Searchable EO posted; Trump can’t countermand Pritzker order; Filing extension was automatic; Chicago closes parks, beaches and trails
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/covid-19-roundup-searchable-eo-posted-trump-cant-countermand-pritzker-order-filing-extension-was-automatic-chicago-closes-parks-beaches-and-trails/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House dismisses doomsday COVID-19 death toll – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/white-house-dismisses-doomsday-covid-19-death-toll/
— Coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt diverted to Guam – Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/coronavirus-concerns-sidelines-aircraft-carrier-gu/

BLAZE
— Fed-up Italian leader threatens to send flamethrower-armed police officers to storm parties during lockdown Quite a step to take – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/fed-up-italian-leader-threatens-to-send-flamethrower-armed-police-officers-to-storm-parties-during-lockdown

CAMPUS REFORM
— University of Illinois warns students against ‘racist and xenophobic’ coronavirus language – Blair Nelson (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Illinois Democrats use coronavirus to suspend the First Amendment in Illinois?) 
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14605

THE HILL
— Cuomo calls $2T stimulus ‘reckless,’ says it fails to meet New York’s needs – ZACK BUDRYK 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489653-cuomo-calls-2t-stimulus-reckless-says-it-failed-to-meet-local-government?rnd=1585239216
— Top CDC official warns New York’s coronavirus outbreak is just a preview – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489684-exclusive-top-cdc-official-warns-new-yorks-coronavirus-outbreak-is-just-a
— States brace for massive budget gaps in coronavirus recession – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489738-states-brace-for-massive-budget-gaps-in-coronavirus-recession
— Lobbying blitz yields wins for airlines, corporations, banks, unions – ALEXANDER BOLTON AND ALEX GANGITANO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489747-lobbying-blitz-yields-wins-for-airlines-corporations-banks-unions
— US now leads the world in known coronavirus cases – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489760-us-now-leads-the-world-in-known-coronavirus-cases

CNN
— US stocks surge despite the worst jobless claims data in history
https://www.cnn.com/webview/business/live-news/stock-market-news-today-032620/h_58706e4cc3773dc9ca005aceb9743d6b

NEW YORK TIMES
— Stocks Surge as Washington’s Aid Package Advances
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— U.S. Now Has More Known Cases Than Any Other Country
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/world/coronavirus-news.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. deaths from coronavirus top 1,000, amid incomplete reporting from authorities and anguish from those left behind – Abigail Hauslohner, Reis Thebault and Jacqueline Dupree 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-deaths-from-coronavirus-top-1000-amid-incomplete-reporting-from-authorities-and-anguish-from-those-left-behind/2020/03/26/2c487ba2-6ad0-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— Poll finds recession fears high amid layoffs and pay cuts from coronavirus fallout – Scott Clement and Dan Balz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-finds-recession-fears-high-amid-layoffs-and-pay-cuts-from-coronavirus-fallout/2020/03/26/00c412ba-6f5e-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html
— Stocks roar, with Dow spiking 1,300 points, after Senate passes $2 trillion stimulus bill The Dow is on pace for one of its best weeks ever, surging more than 20 percent in three days – Rachel Siegel and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/market-stocks-economy-stimulus-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom deliver the leadership and straight talk Trump won’t.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-03-26/gavin-newsom-andrew-cuomo-coronavirus-donald-trump

USA TODAY
— Trump, G-20 leaders say they’re ‘injecting’ $5 trillion into global economy – David Jackson (DIERSEN: To “inject” money into a country’s economy is to drive up that country’s national debt.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/26/coronavirus-trump-g-20-leaders-pledge-5-trillion-global-economy/2916404001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Spend Generously, Take Care of Workers: Coronavirus Stimulus Takes Lessons From TARP The 2008 bailouts helped end the financial crisis but created resentment among Americans who felt banks took most of the benefits. The current plan puts individuals and Main Street at the center, with pledges of large amounts of cash. – Greg Ip and Jacob M. Schlesinger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/spend-generously-take-care-of-workers-coronavirus-stimulus-takes-lessons-from-tarp-11585246787

FORBES
— Is There Wasteful Spending In The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill? – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/03/26/is-there-wasteful-spending-in-the-coronavirus-stimulus-bill/

RAW STORY
— ‘Tip of the iceberg’: Experts warn record 3.28 million jobless claims could signal coming depression
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/tip-of-the-iceberg-economists-warn-record-3-28-million-jobless-claims-could-signal-coming-depression/

March 26 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Thank you for reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would greatly appreciate it if you would a) ask the following who do NOT encourage people to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails why they do NOT encourage people to read the emails and b) let me know what they say: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township, ward, and/or county party organizations, c) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) the Republican elected officials who represent your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county, and e) the leaders of conservative organizations. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House expected to pass the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill on Friday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-20200326-hkiekxneo5gu3nk7n2oemzpexa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters glorify and praise the Trump-hating Pritzker.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-gov-jb-pritzker-20200326-wmixg4mdnjfpro2fzhcbjhg7gi-story.html
— Senate passes $2.2 trillion economic coronavirus relief bill on unanimous vote – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-rescue-package-20200325-wnws3gxb2jdxzeck3q6mfp345y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to turn Asian-Americans against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-asians-coronavirus-racism-trump-chinese-virus-20200325-pmgtixfldrdabcqwvmsb6gokra-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-economy-pritzker-lightfoot-chapman-20200324-x5nwp6lqcncpvhfign6hd4gjsm-story.html
— Ford pushing to restart 5 factories — though not Chicago — despite coronavirus restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronavirus-ford-restart-factories-20200326-prbjtzlvobe73cpz7sqrg3rfem-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s coronavirus pandemic death cult — everyone’s welcome!”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-trump-covid-deaths-world-huppke-20200326-e5usw727bbe75aawrddb3q5j2m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bailout might keep public transit from becoming a coronavirus casualty, but more help will be needed soon Transit agencies are likely to hemorrhage millions more over the next few months and could be in need of another substantial infusion by summer. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Trump-haters succeed in forcing all public transportation users to wear face masks forever?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/25/21191564/trillion-bailout-transit-money-coronavirus-stimulus-federal-government-trump-cta-rta-metra-pace

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— This pre-existing condition makes Illinois finances especially vulnerable to COVID Barring a quick, roaring snapback in markets, the state’s underfunded public employee pensions will fall even further behind their funding targets. – JOE CAHILL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/pre-existing-condition-makes-illinois-finances-especially-vulnerable-covid

ABC7
— Coronavirus Chicago: Mayor Lightfoot, AARP Illinois to host telephone town hall to address seniors’ concerns during virus outbreak (DIERSEN: Of course, those who discriminate against older people will use coronavirus to discriminate against older people, and especially against older people who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mayor-lightfoot-aarp-illinois-to-host-phone-town-hall-for-seniors-during-covid-19-crisis/6052142/
— Illinois non-essential workers experience issues filing for unemployment, website flooded with claimants – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/society/non-essential-workers-experience-employment-claim-issues-amid-covid-19-crisis/6052084/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/asian-americans-reporting-racism-harassment-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford-area nonprofits wondering ‘how long we can hold out’ – Alex Gary
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200325/rockford-area-nonprofits-wondering-how-long-we-can-hold-out

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Illinois could need 38K more beds if coronavirus isn’t contained.”
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200325/top-regional-news-illinois-could-need-38k-more-beds-if-coronavirus-isnt-contained

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote illegal immigration use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/trump-administration-urged-to-free-migrants-as-virus-surges
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis stocks surge as virus shut-ins load up – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/cannabis-stocks-surge-as-virus-shut-ins-load-up

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Pritzker Is Having His Moment – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: The more hatred that you promote against Trump, the more that Trump-haters promote you.) 
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2020/JB-Pritzker-COVID-Coronavirus/

WIRE POINTS
— State of Illinois provides first look at possible revenue impact from downturn – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/state-of-illinois-provides-first-look-at-possible-revenue-impact-from-downturn-quicktake/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State officials warn of possible looming recession Amid COVID-19 outbreak, revenues could fall 20 percent – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats will blame that on every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots.)
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/state-officials-warn-of-possible-looming-recession
— COVID-19 outbreak sparks flood of executive orders – PETER HANCOCK (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/covid-19-outbreak-sparks-flood-of-executive-orders

CENTER SQUARE
— State commission says ‘COVID-19 Recession’ could be $8 billion hit Report says impact on Illinois budget ‘virtually impossible’ to measure at this point – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-commission-says-covid–recession-could-be-billion-hit/article_b204fb9c-6ebf-11ea-82ed-ff2640e404f5.html
— Pritzker says essential employees don’t need papers to travel – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Are/were you an essential employee? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted themselves as being “essential.”)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-says-essential-employees-don-t-need-papers-to-travel/article_0eb89266-6dfa-11ea-938f-c3293a5ca306.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Emergency Management Act – Political activities prohibited – KIRK ALLEN (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-emergency-management-act-political-activities-prohibited/
— Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/army-announces-voluntary-recall-of-retired-soldiers-for-covid-19-response/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

CAPITOL FAX
— Nearly 3.3 million applied for unemployment benefits last week alone
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/nearly-33-million-applied-for-unemployment-benefits-last-week-alone/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump pushes return to normalcy in parts of U.S.: ‘Our country wants to get back to work’ – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/donald-trump-coronavirus-briefing-pushes-return-no/
— Trump declares Florida ‘disaster area’ amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/donald-trump-declares-florida-disaster-area-amid-c/
— Biden claims to be Ivy League professor: ‘I’ve spent a lot of time on campus’ – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/joe-biden-claims-be-university-pennsylvania-profes/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CNN acknowledges China’s COVID-19 propaganda yet parrots claim that ‘Chinese virus’ is racist anyway – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-acknowledges-chinas-covid-19-propaganda-yet-parrots-claim-that-chinese-virus-is-racist-anyway
— Pelosi’s coronavirus conundrum confirms ‘the Squad’ broke her – Tiana Lowe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/pelosis-coronavirus-conundrum-confirms-the-squad-broke-her

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— ‘Economist’ Runs Chinese Coronavirus Propaganda Disguised as News Chinese outlets flout federal disclosure laws in disinformation campaign – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/media/economist-runs-chinese-coronavirus-propaganda-disguised-as-news/
— Pompeo Says China Still Withholding Coronavirus Information – Reuters (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who side with Communist China against America?)
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/pompeo-says-china-still-withholding-coronavirus-information/
— Journalists Are Out of Control Only Trump can save us from the media pandemic – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/satire/wuhan-media-crisis/

FOX NEWS
— Trump tears into media at coronavirus briefing: They want economy to stay closed, ‘would like to see me do poorly in the election’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-doubles-down-media-attack-coronavirus
— Trump campaign threatens legal action against stations airing ‘false’ ad from Democratic super PAC – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-legal-action-coronavirus-ad

GOPUSA
— Democrats Blackmailed A Nation In Crisis
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86642
— Surrendering American Values During The COVID-19 Pandemic Could Destroy The Republic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86573

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrats are the Virus Threatening America – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/dems_are_the_virus_threatening_america.html

BREITBART
— Coronavirus Giveaway: Democrats Help Companies Keep Foreign College Graduate Workforce – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What do you say to companies that prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/democrats-coronavirus-bill-expands-work-visas-for-foreign-college-graduates/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump’s Daily Briefings Are Getting Huge Ratings — And Leftists Hate Them – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trumps-daily-briefings-are-getting-huge-ratings-and-leftists-hate-them

TOWNHALL
— How Do We Flatten the Curve on Panic? – Ann Coulter (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote panic.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2020/03/25/how-do-we-flatten-the-curve-on-panic-n2565739

NEWS BUSTERS
— Hollywood Reporter Finds Asian Americans to Call Trump a ‘Racist’ – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/03/25/shocker-hollywood-reporter-finds-asian-americans-call-trump

PJ MEDIA
— In the Same Poll Where Trump Triumphs on COVID-19 Response, the Media Come In Dead Last. – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/in-the-same-poll-where-trump-triumphs-on-covid-19-response-the-media-come-in-dead-last/
— Latest Coronavirus Mutation—My New Ways to Hate the Media – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-latest-coronavirus-mutation-my-new-ways-to-hate-the-media/

TPM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Governors Across The Nation Are Rejecting Trump’s Call To Reopen Economy.”
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/governors-reject-trump-reopen-economy

LIFE SITE NEWS
— It’s reasonable for European Christians to be fearful of mass Muslim immigration Christ understood that some men were as dangerous as wolves and he wanted his disciples to understand it as well. – William Kilpatrick (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who claim to be Christian, but who focus on destroying those like me who do not promote Islam?)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/its-reasonable-for-european-christians-to-be-fearful-of-mass-muslim-immigration

CAPITOL RESEARCH CENTER
— Liberal Activists Tilting the 2020 Census to Favor Democrats – Hayden Ludwig
https://capitalresearch.org/article/liberal-activists-tilting-the-2020-census-to-favor-democrats/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement Be in the Democrats’ Future? – JOHN FUND (DIERSEN: Could a “Draft Pritzker” movement be in the Democrats’ future?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/could-a-draft-cuomo-movement-be-in-the-democrats-future/

THE HILL
— Unemployment claims surge to 3.2 million as pandemic devastates economy – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489611-unemployment-claims-surge-to-32-million-as-pandemic-devastates-economy
— Senate rejects GOP attempt to change unemployment benefits in coronavirus stimulus bill – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors have succeeded in forcing the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to pay me $26.04 an hour in today’s dollars not to work. The CSRS should sue my Democrat GAO superiors.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489589-senate-rejects-gop-attempt-to-change-unemployment-benefits-in-stimulus-bill 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Something hit me like a ton of bricks … Under this bill you get $23.15 an hour based on a 40-hour work week not to work,” Graham said from the Senate floor on Wednesday night. “We’ve created Pandora’s box for our economy.”)

ROLL CALL
— Coronavirus economic relief package provides $93 million cash infusion for Legislative Branch Millions would go to facilitate congressional staff working from home, child care reimbursement and sanitary product for Capitol – Chris Marquette (DIERSEN: I worked for the Democrats who run GAO for almost 18 years.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-economic-relief-package-provides-93-million-cash-infusion-for-legislative-branch/ 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office would get $20 million to conduct oversight of funding for the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. This amount also will go toward salaries and reimbursing staff costs at the GAO’s child care center.)

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-authoritarian-coronavirus-ruth-ben-ghiat_n_5e7bcc32c5b6cb9dc19995a4

CNN
— Unemployment claims soared to 3.3 million last week, most in history – Anneken Tappe 
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/economy/unemployment-benefits-coronavirus/index.html
— Senate approves historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-senate-action-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— More than three million file unemployment claims, the most ever in a week.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here’s What Happens if We Do.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/25/opinion/coronavirus-trump-reopen-america.html
— Senate Passes Aid Package
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— Fauci sees signs of the virus becoming cyclical, like the flu.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— Some schools signal that students may not return until next year.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Democrats want to use coronavirus to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/us/coronavirus-guns-stores.html
— Governors Tell Outsiders From ‘Hot Zone’ to Stay Away as Virus Divides States State-to-state travel rules are rarely seen in the United States, but the virus has left some states urging outsiders not to come.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/us/coronavirus-united-states.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/26/us/politics/ap-us-virus-outbreak-trump-value-of-life.html
— Facebook, Don’t Exploit Us in Our Time of Need Who seems poised to benefit from social distancing? Big Tech. – Melissa J. Gismondi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/opinion/coronavirus-facebook-tech-companies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to kill Trump’s coronavirus briefings.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/business/media/trump-coronavirus-briefings-ratings.html

WASHINGTON POST
— A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus slams economy – Heather Long and Alyssa Fowers 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/unemployment-claims-coronavirus-3-million/
— Senate passes $2 trillion bill to blunt coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact, as households and businesses gasp for relief The unanimous vote sends the legislation to the House, which is expected to pass it Friday morning – Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/senate-trump-coronavirus-economic-stimulus-2-trillion/
— The GAO told the government in 2015 to develop a plan to protect the aviation system against an outbreak. It never happened. – Ian Duncan and Lori Aratani (DIERSEN: GAO would have more credibility if it would stop wasting the careers of and getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/the-gao-told-the-government-in-2015-to-develop-a-plan-to-protect-the-aviation-system-against-an-outbreak-it-never-happened/2020/03/24/81cf1926-6555-11ea-b3fc-7841686c5c57_story.html
— Trump needs governors to reopen the economy. Even Republican ones aren’t on board. – Aaron Blake 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/25/trump-needs-governors-reopen-economy-even-republican-ones-arent-onboard/
— Government experts warn of a second wave of coronavirus cases, as the health system struggles – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/03/26/daily-202-government-experts-warn-of-a-second-wave-of-coronavirus-cases-as-the-health-system-struggles/5e7c543f88e0fa101a752cd1/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Coronavirus layoffs disproportionately hurt black and Latino workers: ‘It’s almost like doomsday is coming’ – Deborah Barfield Berry (DIERSEN: Trump-haters will use layoffs to defeat Trump.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/24/coronavirus-unemployment-layoffs-blacks-latinos/2900371001/
— Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can’t stay home. Are they safe? – Charisse Jones and Josh Peter
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/25/coronavirus-puts-retail-other-workers-out-front-but-they-safe/2906358001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Kathy Griffin says she can’t get coronavirus test despite ‘unbearably painful’ symptoms, calls out Trump, Pence – Joseph Wilkinson
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-kathy-griffin-test-trump-pence-20200325-hocim46wvjdulgfxlsn2kh272y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Donald Juvenile Trump: Even as he demands respect as a condition for helping besieged governors, the president smears them.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-donald-juvenile-trump-20200325-c7biv3trbngj3ey44zz2bqsoqu-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why $2 Trillion Could Be Just the Start If federal stimulus isn’t distributed quickly enough, or if the fear of coronavirus infection drags on too long, even the mammoth government package may not be enough to avoid huge job losses – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-2-trillion-could-be-just-the-start-11585154741
— The Long Run of American Job Growth Has Ended Coronavirus pandemic puts end to decade of U.S. employment increases – Eric Morath and Jon Hilsenrath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-long-run-of-american-job-growth-has-ended-11585215000
— ‘Necessities’ in Europe: Belgian Fries, French Baguettes and Dutch Cannabis Life under the new coronavirus is retreating to essentials, raising the question: What is essential? In Europe, it depends on where you live – Valentina Pop in Brussels and Nick Kostov in Paris (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, what do the majority of voters say is “essential?” Is it a) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, b) dependency on government, c) dependency on charity, d) LGBTQ activity, e) abortion, f) mass/illegal immigration, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage, i) political affiliation discrimination, j) reverse discrimination, k) age discrimination, l) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/necessities-in-europe-belgian-fries-french-baguettes-and-dutch-cannabis-11585160745
— The Show Must Go On The coronavirus has upended our lives and the contest between Biden and Trump. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaign-2020-the-show-must-go-on-11585175189
— The High Price of Coronavirus Relief The Fed gets money to save the economy, but Pelosi’s price is steep. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-price-of-coronavirus-relief-11585179182
— FRONT PAGE: Coronavirus Leaves Older Americans Cut Off – Clare Ansberry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trying-to-fill-that-void-coronavirus-isolates-older-americans-11585165692

FORBES
— Building The Social News Network To End Fake News – Greg Autry (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.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregautry/2020/03/25/building-the-social-news-network-to-end-fake-news/#53ccfbe457ae

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— Donald Trump’s Easter Coronavirus Deadline Criticized By Christian Leaders: POTUS Reaches ‘Height Of Hypocrisy’ – Catherine Armecin (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Christian leaders” who talk and/or act like they 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?) 
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trumps-easter-coronavirus-deadline-criticized-christian-leaders-potus-reaches-2946755

AMERICAN EXPERIMENT
— The coronavirus has reduced wealth inequality by making the rich less rich – John Phelan (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus impacted your household’s income and net worth? The value of our retirement savings in the stock market has decreased dramatically. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, possessions, etc. has decreased dramatically. Interest rates available when our CDs and treasury strips mature will be dramatically less. As inflation rages for necessities, the purchasing power of our income and retirement savings decrease dramatically.)
https://www.americanexperiment.org/2020/03/the-coronavirus-has-reduced-wealth-inequality-by-making-the-rich-less-rich/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “WHY AMERICA’S $1 TRILLION BUDGET DEFICIT DOESN’T MATTER RIGHT NOW.”
https://www.newsweek.com/us-deficit-trump-coronavirus-economy-recession-1494263

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Does Trump Care About the Coronavirus Killing Blue America?”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-coronavirus-new-york-cuomo-california-ventilators.html

GM AUTHORITY
— Industry Analysts Predict March Auto Sales Will Fall 40 Percent Due To Coronavirus Pandemic – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/industry-analysts-predict-march-auto-sales-will-fall-40-percent-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/

NEWS ONE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote reparations.
https://newsone.com/playlist/stimulus-bill-reparations-debate/

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Governors Like Cuomo Must Save Us From Trump’s Coronavirus Madness.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/governors-like-andrew-cuomo-must-save-us-from-donald-trumps-coronavirus-madness

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Assessing Your Retirement Readiness (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to retire early.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/for-your-benefit/2020/03/assessing-your-retirement-readiness/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the Pandemic Will End The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/how-will-coronavirus-end/608719/

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “RIGHT-WING MEDIA IS ALL ABOARD TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS DEATH TRAIN.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/right-wing-media-boards-donald-trumps-coronavirus-death-train
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Republicans Are Worried Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Too Generous to the Unemployed.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/lindsey-graham-coronavirus-stimulus-bill

STAT NEWS
— When can we let up? Health experts craft strategies to safely relax coronavirus lockdowns – SHARON BEGLEY
https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-experts-craft-strategies-to-relax-lockdowns/

ECONOMIC TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want coronavirus to hurt the economy
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-certain-people-want-coronavirus-to-hurt-economy/videoshow/74820149.cms