May 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— George Floyd death: Minneapolis police station torched amid protest – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/6218926/
— CNN reporter arrested on live TV after George Floyd protests in Minneapolis
https://abc7chicago.com/cnn-reporter-arrested-on-live-tv-after-george-floyd-protests/6218970/

NBC5
— Minneapolis Protests Spread to Other Cities Across the US Thursday night’s demonstration came as protesters across the country, in cities including Los Angeles, Denver, New York and Memphis, turned out in alliance with demonstrators in Minneapolis, where George Floyd became the latest black man to die in police custody – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/minneapolis-protests-spread-to-other-cities-across-the-us/2279999/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Minneapolis protests in response to the death of George Floyd spread to other cities across the US – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-minneapolis-george-floyd-protests-spread-20200529-kb6vlqslxzcxdfvac4so3ptin4-story.html
— U. of I. study says Illinois can expect more than half-million full-time job losses, tens of billions of dollars in production and income due to pandemic – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-economic-impact-u-of-i-study-20200529-ys7xws77bnefhghqwnjp3axk4a-story.html
— Sens. Durbin and Duckworth defend House Democrats’ $3 trillion pandemic stimulus package, urge end to Senate GOP opposition – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-durbin-duckworth-town-hall-20200529-gggbvqjvn5dvzhbu5rug4tef3y-story.html
— Trump extends National Guard deployments after outcry over benefits – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-trump-national-guard-20200529-s2ovy7gqbvanxhdnnuamwxil6y-story.html
— Angry protesters in Minneapolis enter police precinct, ransack it and set fires in the 3rd night of violent demonstrations following death of George Floyd – TIM SULLIVAN AND AMY FORLITI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-minneapolis-protests-looting-20200528-u5sy4flhgbg5rh4fgfm56sj3h4-story.html
— Law firm Jenner & Block is sued for $3.8 million in unpaid rent, in first big Chicago office space leasing lawsuit of COVID-19 pandemic – Ryan Ori
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ryan-ori/ct-biz-coronavirus-lawsuit-jenner-and-block-rent-payments-ryan-ori-20200529-7brsyzldfza6vpaovltco65wpa-story.html
— Back to work? What to expect on your next commute – Editorial (DIERSEN: I rode METRA to/from Wheaton and a) my IRS job in the Loop 1978-1980, b) night/weekend Becker CPA Review courses in the Loop 1978-1979, c) night/weekend classes at DePaul in the Loop 1978-1980, d) my GAO job in the Loop 1980-1997, e) night/weekend classes at Roosevelt in the Loop 1980-1981, and f) night/weekend classes at IIT 1992-1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-cta-metra-mass-transit-future-20200528-t3wqcja4azfknex3ryohxd6n7e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, you push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/28/21273769/chicago-downtown-pot-dispensary-river-north-sunnyside-recreational-weed

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage sheriff: Crime increases in unincorporated areas – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200528/dupage-sheriff-crime-increases-in-unincorporated-areas-as-residents-stay-home

WBEZ
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Nearly Half Of COVID-19 Deaths Were In Long-Term Care Facilities
https://www.wbez.org/stories/coronavirus-in-illinois-nearly-half-of-covid-19-deaths-were-in-long-term-care-facilities/b9d4bbde-4bde-48e1-810b-5cc7df506ca0

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Latest budget looks like work of drunkards – Scott Reeder
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/scott-reeder-latest-budget-looks-like-work-of-drunkards/article_5a7e1c72-9f3a-11ea-b51e-97f7e8f0cf6e.html

SOUTHERN
— Illinois GOP lawmakers (Bryant, Marron, Meier, and Stephens) want audit of state employment agency – BEN ORNER (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO on audits of federal agencies for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I served on Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter for 13 years.)
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-gop-lawmakers-want-audit-of-state-employment-agency/article_3ffb15be-d075-584b-a723-cc11f000eb4a.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump administration must be held accountable for COVID-19 failures.”
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/05/28/foster-trump-administration-must-be-held-accountable-for-covid-19-failures/aushbb3/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— McSweeney mulls lawsuit over ‘defamatory’ Blagojevich video – Mark Maxwell
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/top-stories/mcsweeney-mulls-lawsuit-over-defamatory-blagojevich-video/

NPR ILLINOIS
— U Of I Faculty Group Opposes Fall Campus Reopening – LEE V. GAINES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/u-i-faculty-group-opposes-fall-campus-reopening#stream/0

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— UIHLEIN BACK WITH A CAUSE – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/05/29/pritzker-greenlights-churches-uihlein-back-with-a-cause-phase-3-is-real-489369
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Look who’s back. Dick Uihlein, the Republican megadonor known for putting his money behind far-right candidates, just gave $5,000 to state Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park), who earlier this month filed a temporary restraining order against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, saying it was hurting small business owners. The governor has maintained it’s a matter of safety to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Uihlein and his wife, Liz, are taking a stand against the stay-at-home orders. Last month, Liz Uihlein sent a memo to employees at Uline, the couple’s shipping-supply company, urging them to support a petition calling for the recall of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for violating their constitutional right to work during the coronavirus pandemic. The Uihleins have a history of supporting deeply conservative issues: pro-gun, anti-transgender rights, and pro-Roy Moore (the former Alabama U.S. Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct with young girls). They were big donors in high-profile races in 2018 only to see their candidates lose, POLITICO’s Natasha Korecki wrote at the time. The Uihleins have since pulled back on — but not ended — their political giving. Along with donating to Cabello, their Americas PAC pumped more than $800,000 into funding two Senate races: Republican John James in Michigan and Sen. Joni Ernst in Iowa.)

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker Wilts Hours Before United States Supreme Court Review, Double-Talks About-Face on Churches – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/pritzker-wilts-hours-before-united-states-supreme-court-review-double-talks-about-face-on-churches-wirepoints/
— Illinois government jobs protected, private sector jobs decimated during COVID-19 shutdown – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: GAO jobs held by Republicans, Whites, males, and/or non-veterans who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40 were not protected during the 1980s and 1990s when politicians cut the agency’s budgets.)
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-government-jobs-protected-private-sector-decimated-during-covid-19-shutdown-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov. Pritzker removes restrictions on Churches on eve of responding to the U.S. Supreme Court – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/gov-pritzker-removes-restrictions-on-churches-on-eve-of-responding-to-the-u-s-supreme-court/
— Almost six years later, Illinois’ AG determines college violated FOIA – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/almost-six-years-later-illinois-ag-determines-college-violated-foia/
— Gov Pritzker’s response to the U.S. Supreme Court on the Churches’ Emergency Motion – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/gov-pritzkers-response-to-the-u-s-supreme-court-on-the-churches-emergency-motion/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHY ILLINOIS STATE LAWMAKERS ARE STILL IN LINE FOR AN $1,800 PAY RAISE – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/why-illinois-state-lawmakers-are-still-in-line-for-an-1800-pay-raise/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Gov. Pritzker Backs Down Before The U.S. Supreme Court – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/gov-pritzker-backs-down-before-the-u-s-supreme-court/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR ABOUT COVID-19: “IT’S A LIE TO PRETEND THAT GOVERNMENT CAN PROTECT YOU”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/former-illinois-state-senator-about-covid-19-its-a-lie-to-pretend-that-government-can-protect-you.html
— ROSSI: HARD FACTS ON THE TRAGIC AND UNNECESSARY COVID 19 SHUTDOWN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/rossi-hard-facts-on-the-tragic-and-unnecessary-covid-19-shutdown.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan issues new guidance to members, staff
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/29/madigan-issues-new-guidance-to-members-staff/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— NYC City Council passes bill banning ‘dehumanizing’ word ‘alien’ in local laws – Andrew Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nyc-city-council-passes-bill-banning-dehumanizing-word-alien-in-local-laws
— Trump’s social media regulations would silence conservatives and give legacy media all the power – Tiana Lowe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trumps-social-media-regulations-would-silence-conservatives-and-give-legacy-media-all-the-power
— ‘Shut it down as far as I’m concerned’: Trump expresses willingness to shutter social media companies – Madison Dibble (DIERSEN: What percent of those who use social media 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-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/shut-it-down-as-far-as-im-concerned-trump-expresses-willingness-to-shutter-social-media-companies

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Executive Order Strikes At The Heart Of Social Media’s Leftist Censorship – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32603

HOT AIR
— Conservatives Pan Kushner Plan To Shrink GOP Platform – PHILIP WEGMANN (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject some, most, if not all of the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on destroying individuals and destroying organizations that support the aforesaid planks.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/05/conservatives-pan-kushner-plan-shrink-gop-platform/

NEWSMAX
— GOP Congressman Pushes Bill to Keep Stimulus Aid Away From Illegal Immigrants – Tauren Dyson
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/illegalimmigrant-stimulus-gopcongressman/2020/05/28/id/969531/

PATRIOT POST
— Trump Defends Free Speech – Gary Bauer (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents what to abolish the First Amendment. My critics/opponents paint themselves as being arbitrators of the truth. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is false 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://patriotpost.us/opinion/70991-trump-defends-free-speech-2020-05-29
— Trump Takes on Social-Media Censorship The president will sign an executive order aimed at preventing leftist speech suppression. – Thomas Gallatin
https://patriotpost.us/articles/70976-trump-takes-on-social-media-censorship-2020-05-28

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump’s Order Pushes Social Media to Cease ‘Unfair’ Speech Restrictions – BOWEN XIAO AND PETR SVAB (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want to restrict me and to restrict my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about the adverse actions that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have taken against me since 2000.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trumps-order-pushes-social-media-to-cease-unfair-speech-restrictions_3368730.html

THE HILL
— Minneapolis erupts for third night as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation – MIKE LILLIS AND OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/500097-minneapolis-erupts-for-third-night-as-protests-spread-trump-vows-retaliation

POLITICO
— Zuckerberg, Dorsey spar over Twitter’s flagging of Trump’s tweets – QUINT FORGEY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents paint themselves as being arbitrators of the truth. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is false 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.politico.com/news/2020/05/28/zuckerberg-dorsey-spar-over-twitters-flagging-of-trumps-tweets-286881
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg argued Wednesday that private companies should not be the “arbiter of truth” online, implicitly rebuking fellow tech titan Jack Dorsey after the Twitter CEO flagged a pair of President Donald Trump’s posts with fact-check warnings that provoked the White House’s ire.)

CNN
— CNN team arrested by Minnesota police on live television
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/george-floyd-protest-updates-05-28-20/h_4ed08403663fa4ed3518221d0f2a1552

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Mail-in voting could turn Election Day into Election Week
https://www.examiner.org/mail-in-voting-could-turn-election-day-into-election-week/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-hatred justifies arson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/george-floyd-minneapolis-protests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Looting Remarks Escalate Growing Crisis in Minneapolis. The president’s tweets prompted Twitter to append them with a note saying the posts were glorifying violence.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/politics/trump-looting-shooting.html
— Defying Trump, Twitter Doubles Down on Labeling Tweets Twitter continued fact-checking posts even as President Trump threatened to limit protections for social media companies. – Kate Conger and Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/technology/trump-twitter-fact-check.html

USA TODAY
— Trump wants a crackdown on Twitter, Facebook, but the law protects them. Is that a good thing? – Nathan Bomey
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/05/28/trump-executive-order-social-media-twitter-facebook-fact-checking/5274719002/
— Ready to quit because you’re scared of the coronavirus? Some things you need to know – Charisse Jones (DIERSEN: What percent of employees will demand that their employer get rid of its employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes? What percent of members of organizations will demand that their organization get rid of its members who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/05/29/can-you-still-get-unemployment-if-you-quit-because-coronavirus/5258438002/
— To reopen economy, Congress must redefine rules for business liability in coronavirus era The goal should be not to focus on liability as an end, but as the means for society to reset expectations for conduct in the new COVID-19 economy. – Adam J. White
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/29/coronavirus-era-congress-must-redefine-rules-business-liability-column/5258965002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES: George Floyd video adds to trauma: ‘When is the last time you saw a white person killed online?’ Analysis: African Americans face harmful mental health effects every time high-profile incidents of racism and police brutality go viral, especially when little changes in the aftermath. – Alia E. Dastagir
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/28/george-floyd-ahmaud-arbery-covid-emotional-toll-hits-black-families/5270216002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media Measure seeks to limit the broad legal protection that federal law provides online platforms – John D. McKinnon and Rebecca Ballhaus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-sign-executive-order-targeting-social-media-11590681930
— The Twitter Fairness Doctrine Trying to enforce online ‘neutrality’ is a fool’s errand. Users can make up their own minds. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-twitter-fairness-doctrine-11590708199
— Police Station on Fire in Minneapolis Amid Protests Over George Floyd Death Footage shows a police precinct burning in Minneapolis after it was taken over by protesters late Thursday. Demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in police custody have spread to other cities.
https://www.wsj.com/video/police-station-on-fire-in-minneapolis-amid-protests-over-george-floyd-death/47BE2D2D-CD78-49E3-A373-06209DDABDE4.html
— Twitter’s Labels for Trump Tweets Show Platforms’ Split Over Political Speech Facebook said claim that prompted Twitter action complied with its rules – Deepa Seetharaman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and failing that, to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the success that they have had in getting the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, etc. to do what they want.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitters-labels-for-trump-tweets-show-platforms-split-over-political-speech-11590621829
— America’s Churches Weigh Coronavirus Danger Against the Need to Worship – Ian Lovett and Rebecca Elliott (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast what churches have done to hold meetings with what political organizations have done to hold meetings.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-churches-weigh-coronavirus-danger-against-the-need-to-worship-11590663601
— Tweet Responsibly: A Guide to Twitter in 2020 Between increased discussion of pandemics and politics, Twitter has turned into a messy place. Here are the tools and policies to know about upon entering. – Joanna Stern
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tweet-responsibly-a-guide-to-twitter-in-2020-11590694801
— The Covid Political Earthquake Subsidies will soon end. Americans will then feel the economic pain—and revolt. – Josh Holmes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-covid-political-earthquake-11590706829
— Ballot-Collection Battles, Split by Partisanship, Move Through Courts Democrats argue third-party collection helps vulnerable voters; Republicans say it is unnecessary and invites fraud – Brent Kendall and Alexa Corse
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ballot-collection-battles-split-by-partisanship-move-through-courts-11590755212

FORBES
— Perks Members Of Congress Give To Themselves – The Selfie Report – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/05/29/perks-members-of-congress-give-to-themselves–the-selfie-report/

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Twitter Spat With Trump Escalates After Social Media Rule Signed
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/tech-and-telecom-law/trump-signs-social-media-order-amid-questions-over-what-it-does

SMALL BIZ TRENDS
— 10 Qualities That Make Content Get Shared – And Why You Should Care – Jayson DeMers (DIERSEN: The articles that you share say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself. Since 2000, I have used GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to share articles of interest to Illinois Republicans. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 368,800 articles. Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned a) my decisions to include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) my comments on those articles. Most commonly, they do not want links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms.)
https://smallbiztrends.com/2020/05/what-makes-content-shareable.html

JD SUPRA
— COVID-19: U.S. Employment Considerations for Returning to Work (DIERSEN: What percent of employees will demand that their employer get rid of its employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes, before they will come back? What percent of members of organizations will demand that their organization get rid of its members who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes, before they will come back?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/covid-19-u-s-employment-considerations-44141/
— Can Employees Refuse to Return to Work Because of COVID-19? (DIERSEN: What percent of employees will demand that their employer get rid of its employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes, before they will come back? What percent of members of organizations will demand that their organization get rid of its members who are old, obese, and/or have health problems, including diabetes, before they will come back?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/can-employees-refuse-to-return-to-work-95395/
— Inoculating Against The Coming Spread Of Employee Lawsuits Related To COVID-19
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/inoculating-against-the-coming-spread-14081/
— To Test Or Not to Test: Taking Temperatures, Virus Testing, And Antibody Testing For COVID-19
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/to-test-or-not-to-test-taking-52299/

MS MAGAZINE
— When to Quit: Lessons from Those Serving Our Government Today – ELIZABETH SHACKELFORD (DIERSEN: When have you decided that it was not worth the effort to stay? I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Firestone Stores employee, Post Office employee, etc. I should write a book about the past and present leaders, members, and employees of the aforesaid who expended to most effort to get rid of me. 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 falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give them standing to destroy individuals, organizations, and governments that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://msmagazine.com/2020/05/29/when-to-quit-lessons-from-those-serving-our-government-today/

May 28 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump signs order to fight online censorship
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies after fact checks applied to his tweets
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-escalates-war-on-twitter-social-media-protections/6217025/

NBC5
— One Day Before Entering Phase 3, Illinois Reports 1,527 New Coronavirus Cases Much of Illinois is set to enter its next stage of reopening Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/one-day-before-entering-phase-3-illinois-reports-1527-new-coronavirus-cases/2279458/
— All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday: Pritzker As of Thursday, just two days remained in the statewide stay-at-home order, but regions can begin entering phase three Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/all-4-of-illinois-health-regions-will-be-allowed-to-enter-phase-3-friday-pritzker-says/2279486/

CBS2
— Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/28/lightfoot-phase-3-in-chicago-begins-june-3/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker bolsters testing rules for nursing homes, issues Phase 3 ‘guidance’ for churches Each long-term care facility will be required to report to public health officials the number of residents and staff tested, and the number of positive and negative test results. The facilities must also make sure a copy of infection control policies and procedures is provided to residents and to the families of residents. – Mitchell Armentrout and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/28/21273753/illinois-pritzker-coronavirus-cases-deaths-reopening-may-28
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump stomps on his Twitter megaphone The president’s assault on social media for daring to fact-check him is a reminder: He will take everything down with him.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/28/21272978/trump-twitter-fact-check-free-speech-vote-fraud-election-mail-in-ballots

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago will move to phase 3 of her reopening plan on June 3 but warns: ‘COVID-19 is still very much part of our present’ – JOHN BYRNE, DAN PETRELLA and ADAM LUKACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-reopening-20200528-cefwiuidwnfd7a57m25uavq6me-story.html
— COVID-19 spurs union pushes among Chicago-area essential workers. ‘We’re not just burger flippers. We’ve been essential.’ – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-essential-workers-unionize-20200528-ggbhu4gec5fm7paj4fvbh6cpmu-story.html
— For second straight day, crowd confronts Chicago police making arrest on gun charges – Deanese Williams-Harris
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-confront-crowds-20200528-hfgglk2t7jgyfa2ucl7sovwvtm-story.html
— Bosses say $600 coronavirus unemployment boost makes reopening harder. Some workers ‘are making more money than they’ve ever made by not working right now.’ – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-pandemic-unemployment-benefits-600-per-week-20200528-skxom4r2obczxa6vef5b7iivz4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— State reports 104 more COVID-19 deaths, passes 115,000 total cases – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200528/state-reports-104-more-covid-19-deaths-passes-115000-total-cases
— Job losses continue to mount in U.S. despite reopenings – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200528/job-losses-continue-to-mount-in-us-despite-reopenings

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kaegi to cut assessments on homes, condos by 8 to 12 percent The Cook County Assessor has unveiled his plan to reduce the tax burden on most residential and commercial properties to account for the coronavirus pandemic. – ALBY GALLUN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/kaegi-cut-assessments-homes-condos-8-12-percent

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pay hike coming for legislators? Dems, GOP at odds on question – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pay-hike-coming-for-legislators-dems-gop-at-odds-on-question/article_a39b07ef-fdb9-54ae-afd4-80c2dbb925b9.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies – BOBBY ALLYN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stung-twitter-trump-signs-executive-order-weaken-social-media-companies#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Police State of Illinois Hits the Neighborhood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/police-state-of-illinois-hits-the-neighborhood/
— Ugaste Summarizes Legislation Session
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/ugaste-summarizes-legislation-session/
— IL-6: Jeanne Ives Critiques State Budget…Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/il-6-jeanne-ives-critiques-state-budget-again/
— Wilcox on Pay Raise
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/146731/
— Skillicorn-Pritzker in Conflict
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/skillicorn-pritzker-in-conflict/
— IL-06/IL-14/IL-17: Jeanne Ives and Jim Oberweis Promoted to Top Tier of NRCC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/il-06-il-14-il-17-jeanne-ives-and-jim-oberweis-promoted-to-top-tier-of-nrcc/
— Ugaste Puts Forth Checks and Balances Idea
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/ugaste-puts-forth-checks-and-balances-idea/
— AJ Friend DCFS Caseworker Carols Acosta’s Disciplinary Records Secret Until Final Decision
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/26/acosta-dcfs-disciplinary-records-secret-until-final-decision/
— Questions Governor Pritzker Should Answer, But Hasn’
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/26/questions-governor-pritzker-should-answer-but-hasnt/

CAPITOL FAX
— McSweeney forces removal of Blagojevich video, outs person behind it
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/mcsweeney-forces-removal-of-blagojevich-video-outs-person-behind-it/
— 1,527 new cases, 104 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/1527-new-cases-104-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker says IDPH has offered “suggestions” to churches – Says he’s received “pushback” from some private nursing homes – IDPH will file new rule on nursing homes – Still looking at what to do about IDPH rule – Dodges question about Willie Wilson – Employers should use “common decency” when bring workers back – Will wait on feds before making any more budget decisions – Central Illinois hospitalization numbers improve – “We might potentially have to move backwards in the phases – “Not our intention” to make changes to Phase 4 guidance – No plans to dine at restaurant this weekend – No decision about ending daily briefing – Repeats that he has never encouraged police enforcement – Suggests GOP demand for IDES audit could be a “political move” – Still pondering school reopening – All testing is free – Asked about dangers of Legionella in large buildings – Testing and tracing metrics are “internal goals” – Points to federal rules on unemployment and workers who refuse to return – “Difficult for us to open theaters in the near future” – Dr. Ezike talks rules for malls – Dr. Ezike monitoring outbreak at county jail with ICE detainees
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/pritzker-says-idph-has-offered-suggestions-to-churches/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/covid-19-roundup-45/
— Justice Kavanaugh orders Illinois to respond to church filing by tonight
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/justice-kavanaugh-orders-illinois-to-respond-to-church-filing-by-tonight/
— Poll finds support for Clean Energy Jobs Act, Pritzker approval 56-40, State legislative Democrats more popular than Trump
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/poll-finds-support-for-clean-energy-jobs-act-pritzker-approval-56-40-state-legislative-democrats-more-popular-than-trump/
— 21 million Americans currently receiving unemployment assistance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/21-million-americans-currently-receiving-unemployment-assistance/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Joe Biden confuses D-Day date with Pearl Harbor attack – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/joe-biden-confuses-d-day-date-with-pearl-harbor-attack

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Hate Trump More Than They’ll Ever Love America – Patrick Murray
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickmurray/tds-covid-china/2020/05/28/id/969494/

THE HILL
— Trump signs order targeting social media firms’ legal protections – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/500006-trump-signs-order-targeting-social-media-firms-legal-protections

REUTERS
— Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies – Nandita Bose, Jeff Mason
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-social/trump-move-could-scrap-or-weaken-law-that-protects-social-media-companies-idUSKBN2340MW
— U.S. weekly jobless claims still elevated; core capital goods orders fall – Lucia Mutikani
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/us-weekly-jobless-claims-still-elevated-core-capital-goods-orders-fall-idUSKBN234208
— What’s in the law protecting internet companies – and can Trump change it? – Jonathan Weber, Elizabeth Culliford
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-explain/explainer-whats-in-the-law-protecting-internet-companies-and-can-trump-change-it-idUSKBN23434V

NEW YORK TIMES
— Legal Shield for Social Media Is Targeted by Trump Section 230, from a 1996 federal law, was meant to protect young internet companies from liability. Lawmakers have threatened to change it. – Daisuke Wakabayashi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have attacked me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that others have published. I would focus on candidates, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their staff members, their volunteers, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on the articles that candidates did not like because they were critical of the candidate or were positive about the candidate’s opponent. I would focus on candidates who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/business/section-230-internet-speech.html
— Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Trump Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president’s. – Peter Baker and Daisuke Wakabayashi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/us/politics/trump-social-media-executive-order.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/opinion/racism-white-women.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump signs order that could punish social media companies for how they police content, drawing criticism and doubts of legality – Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/28/trump-social-media-executive-order/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Dangerous Desire for an In-Person Political Convention.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/trumps-dangerous-desire-for-an-old-school-convention.html

JD SUPRA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Employer Rights Go Up in Smoke: NYC Largely Bans Marijuana Testing of Prospective Employees
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employer-rights-go-up-in-smoke-nyc-70881/?

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— The Voters Who Don’t Like Trump Or Biden – Geoffrey Skelley (DIERSEN: Trump and Biden share the following demographics: older, White, male, married, Christian, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, and their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-trump-losing-among-voters-who-dont-like-him-or-biden/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 27% of Blacks Say Black Voter Who Chooses Trump Over Biden Is Not Really Black
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/27_of_blacks_say_black_voter_who_chooses_trump_over_biden_is_not_really_black

May 28 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump preparing executive order targeting social media companies after fact checks applied to his tweets – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-preparing-executive-order-targeting-social-media/6217025/

NBC5
— Worker at Springfield Arena Where Illinois Legislative Session Held Tests Positive for Coronavirus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/worker-at-springfield-arena-where-illinois-legislative-session-held-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/2278997/

CBS2
— Two Local Churches Appeal To Supreme Court To Reopen
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/28/two-local-churches-appeal-to-supreme-court-to-reopen/
— ‘There’s Just Not Enough of Us:’ Illinois Unemployment Workers Allege Understaffing, ‘Insurmountable’ Workloads, Fear Of Infection As They Process Claims – Tara Molina
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/27/theres-just-not-enough-of-us-illinois-unemployment-workers-allege-understaffing-insurmountable-workloads-fear-of-infection-as-they-process-claims/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois lawmaker Allen Skillicorn pushing for ballot referendum that would let voters remove Pritzker from office – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-lawmaker-pushing-for-ballot-referendum-that-would-let-voters-remove-pritzker-from-office

WGN TV
— Around 60 percent of CPS students logged into e-learning sites more than twice a week, data shows – Mike Ewing
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/around-60-percent-of-cps-students-logged-into-e-learning-sites-more-than-twice-a-week-data-shows/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ bloated budget needs a crash diet … again – JEANNE IVES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-budget-spending-excess-ives-20200527-24dv2kznprezzlzc3z3s7pzxbe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-marijuana-dispensary-delays-20200527-gjbbmysiwvebdfym7r65tcyidm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wants Twitter to spread lies, not truth.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-trump-twitter-mail-in-voting-chapman-20200527-ndp4jrniajftnlbrn4khus37yi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump preparing order targeting social media protections Trump had threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday, lashing out at the new policy he believed interfered with his political messaging, but he alone can’t do that. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/28/21273178/trump-preparing-order-targeting-social-media-protections-new-policies-political-messaging
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Twitter, in video takes on Trump, conspiracy theories: “I’ve been a little worried about something lately,” Kinzinger says in a video. The excessive number of conspiracy theories that I’ve seen running all over social media.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/27/21272707/rep-adam-kinzinger-twitter-video-takes-trump-conspiracy-theories-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City’s first downtown pot shop to open Thursday Cresco’s new Sunnyside dispensary, located at 436 N. Clark St. in River North, will also be the first in the city to exclusively sell recreational weed. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: To encourage a person to use pot is to destroy that person.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/5/27/21272586/chicago-dispensaries-downtown-pot-shop-recreational
— Pam Zekman, 75, longtime Chicago investigative reporter, among layoffs at CBS 2 Zekman is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who had worked at the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. She’d been at the TV station since 1981. –
By Ben Pope
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/5/27/21272466/pam-zekman-cbs-2-chicago-layoffs-sun-times-tribune-investigative-reporter-mirage
— Four in 10 CPS students take part in online learning 2 days a week or fewer, new data shows Teachers say remote learning has been a challenge even for students who normally work hard in school. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/5/27/21271582/online-remote-learning-cps-students-public-schools-engagement

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: 160 new deaths bring state’s COVID-19 toll past 5,000; contact tracing ramping up – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200527/160-new-deaths-bring-states-covid-19-toll-past-5000-contact-tracing-ramping-up
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President’s attacks on woman’s legacy represent worst of social media abuse.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200527/editorial-presidents-attacks-on-womans-legacy-represent-worst-of-social-media-abuse

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois faces $76 billion hit to economic output  The biggest impacts are expected in industries directly affected by state shutdowns, including the restaurant and hospitality businesses, but the report says other sectors will also bear outsize pain. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/illinois-faces-76-billion-hit-economic-output

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Langfelder, police chief served with cease-and-desist notices by Fox Run lawyer – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 2000, my critics/opponents have served me with many cease-and-desist notices to get me to stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should serve them with cease-and-desist notices. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200527/langfelder-police-chief-served-with-cease-and-desist-notices-by-fox-run-lawyer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A day after a Springfield restaurant received a cease-and-desist notice for defying Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, an attorney representing the restaurant and two other local businesses that opened early has returned the favor to Mayor Jim Langfelder and Police Chief Kenny Winslow. Thomas DeVore, an attorney representing Fox Run Restaurant, Bow and Arrow Salon and FitBodies, said he is “putting the City of Springfield on notice to cease and desist with any further efforts to violate my client’s civil rights” through enforcement of Pritzker’s order. The notice comes a day after Fox Run itself was served with a cease-and-desist notice from the Springfield Police Department, which informed the owners that failure to comply could result in the restaurant’s closure by the local or state health department or civil liability.)
— Good Standing certificates for attorneys will be available online – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: What about good standing certificates for journalists like me? I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I have put together and sent out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000. I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015. Since 2004, those emails have included links to 368,685 articles and information on many upcoming events. I worked for GAO as an Analyst 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. Much of what GAO Analysts do is very similar to what journalists do.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200527/good-standing-certificates-for-attorneys-will-be-available-online
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: Illinois to become 1st state to provide Medicaid regardless of immigration status – Kade Heather (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs flush citizens of America down the toilet.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200527/illinois-to-become-1st-state-to-provide-medicaid-regardless-of-immigration-status

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The link between booze and the state budget – Scott Reeder
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20200527/commentary-link-between-booze-and-state-budget

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State GOP insurgents organize to challenge Democrats’ majorities – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/jim-dey-state-gop-insurgents-organize-to-challenge-democrats-majorities/article_a41fc2bc-782e-555b-9e84-00c0ec8eda32.html

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— As Illinois gradually reopens, will you be wearing a mask? – TERRI MADDOX
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/as-illinois-gradually-reopens-will-you-be-wearing-a-mask/article_d504563c-4bb1-5538-9381-5cfb2e0d0d92.html

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, the more that Democrats do to destroy you.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/bobby-schillings-son-under-fire-for-homophobic-tweets/article_b223c57f-10f3-50f4-8476-0e71a5e00072.html

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis dispensary opens doors – JENNIFER BAILEY
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/cannabis-dispensary-opens-doors/article_bc07f2a8-a04b-11ea-9d02-8b457adfee75.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pompeo-says-hong-kong-no-longer-autonomous-from-china
— Champaign ministry files lawsuit against Pritzker – Taylor Deckert
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/champaign-ministry-files-lawsuit-against-pritzker

CHICAGO PATCH
— Gov’s Toilet Scam Contractor Got $9 Million Coronavirus Contract KONKOL COLUMN — Is it just a coincidence the contractor involved in Pritzker’s private construction projects got coronavirus contracts? – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/govs-toilet-scam-contractor-got-9-million-coronavirus-contract

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Lakeview Rallies To Save Businesses After 75 Percent Say They’ll Fail By July The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, spurred by alarming results of a small business survey, are rolling out the “Love Local, Love Lakeview” campaign. – Jake Wittich
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/05/27/lakeview-rallies-to-save-businesses-after-75-percent-say-theyll-fail-by-july/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: We will regulate or ‘close down’ social media platforms before they silence conservatives – David Sherfinski and Ryan Lovelace (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/27/trump-we-will-regulate-or-close-down-social-media-/
— ‘Second wave’ fears loom as U.S. passes ‘dark’ milestone Coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 in three months – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/27/coronavirus-death-toll-us-tops-100000/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s slanderous attack on Joe Scarborough is incompatible with leadership – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/trumps-slanderous-attack-on-joe-scarborough-is-incompatible-with-leadership
— Trump’s attacks on Jeff Sessions anger immigration hawks – W. James Antle III
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trumps-attacks-on-jeff-sessions-anger-immigration-hawks
— Republicans urge Trump not to restrict immigrant work visas during pandemic – Mica Soellner
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-urge-trump-not-to-restrict-immigrant-work-visas-during-pandemic
— Head of Twitter site integrity called Trump White House officials ‘actual Nazis’ and Mitch McConnell a ‘bag of farts’ – Carly Ortiz-Lytle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/head-of-twitter-site-integrity-called-trump-white-house-officials-actual-nazis-and-mitch-mcconnell-a-bag-of-farts
— Democratic lawmakers call for cancellation of Trump’s Fourth of July ‘Salute to America’ – Carly Ortiz-Lytle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democratic-lawmakers-call-for-cancellation-of-trumps-fourth-of-july-salute-to-america
— Kellyanne Conway: Twitter fact-check on Trump conducted by ‘same people who attack him all day long’ – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/kellyanne-conway-twitter-fact-check-on-trump-conducted-by-same-people-who-attack-him-all-day-long

FOX NEWS
— White House says Trump will sign an executive order on social media – Morgan Phillips (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-trump-will-sign-executive-order-social-media
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Earlier Wednesday, Trump warned social media giants that the federal government could “strongly regulate” or “close them down” if they continue to “silence conservative voices,” amid his flaring battle with Twitter after the platform fact-checked one of his tweets for the first time this week. “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” Trump tweeted. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that happen again.”)

FOX BUSINESS
— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: Who is more likely to smoke marijuana? – Daniella Genovese
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/more-likely-smoke-marijuana-194842942.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to a July 2019 poll from Gallup, which surveyed 1,525 adults across the nation who were at least 18 years old, the likelihood of someone smoking marijuana “varies significantly” by gender, age, region and political ideology. Overall, the survey indicated that adults between 18 to 29 years old are the age group most likely to smoke marijuana. According to the findings, 22 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds revealed they smoked, which makes them twice as likely to smoke compared to adults from 30-49 years old and seven times as likely as adults older than 65 years old. Eleven percent of adults from 30-49 years admitted to smoking and 12 percent of people ages 50 to 64 do. Meanwhile, only three percent of people over the age of 65 admitted to smoking. . .Aside from age, the results also revealed that men are twice as likely to smoke marijuana than women. Additionally, liberals are six times more likely to smoke than conservatives and twice as likely as moderates, according to the findings.)

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Democrats Demand You Wear a Symbol of Fear
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/05/27/democrats-demand-you-wear-a-symbol-of-fear/
— Cesspool That Is Twitter Makes Huge Miscalculation by “Fact-Checking” Trump
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/05/27/cesspool-that-is-twitter-makes-huge-miscalculation-by-fact-checking-trump/

BREITBART
— Twitter Lets Verified Users Spread Fake Photo Linking MN Cop to ‘Make Whites Great Again’ Hat – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/05/27/twitter-lets-verified-users-spread-fake-photo-linking-mn-cop-to-make-whites-great-again-hat/
— UN Admits 70 Per Cent of Boat Migrants Not Eligible for Asylum – VIRGINIA HALE
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/05/27/un-admits-majority-boat-migrants/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— We Endorse The Essential Rep. Steve King (Iowa-4) For Reelection
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32594

DAILY CALLER

— Twitter Dings Trump’s Tweets But Refuses To Fact Check Chinese Officials’ Virus Misinformation – Chris White
https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/27/twitter-donald-trump-fact-check-china/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Twitter Official Overseeing Misinformation Efforts Is Anti-Trump Partisan Who Donated to Planned Parenthood – Peter Hasson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/05/27/twitter-official-overseeing-misinformation-efforts-is-anti-trump-partisan-who-donated-to-planned-parenthood

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— Illinois Judge Rules Against Stay At Home Order: ‘People Are Not Being Governed, They Are Being Ruled’ – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/judge-rules-against-stay-home-order-people-are-not-being-governed-they-are-being-ruled

PATRIOT POST
— Biden Exposes the Democrat Party’s Racial Mindset “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” – Arnold Ahlert
https://patriotpost.us/articles/70954-biden-exposes-the-democrat-partys-racial-mindset-2020-05-28

EPOCH TIMES
— Twitter’s New ‘Fact-Checking’ Label Has Dangerous Implications – BOWEN XIAO (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents have viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned a) my decisions to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) my comments on those articles. My critics/opponents focus on stopping the following from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Republican Precinct Committeemen, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers, etc. in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents and b) those who they have had the greatest success in turning against me and turning against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-trump-campaign-respond-to-twitter-labeling_3366858.html
— States Demanding Biggest Bailouts Do Least to Control Spending, Deficits – MARK TAPSCOTT
https://www.theepochtimes.com/states-demanding-biggest-bailouts-do-the-least-to-control-their-spending-deficits_3366560.html

THE HILL
— The federal government could end California’s reckless immigration stance – IRA MEHLMAN
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/499124-the-federal-government-could-end-californias-reckless-immigration-stance

POLITICO
— Trump to sign executive order on social media amid Twitter furor “Big Tech is doing everything in their very considerable power to CENSOR in advance of the 2020 Election,” Trump tweeted late Wednesday. – CRISTIANO LIMA (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/trump-executive-order-social-media-twitter-285891
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters say “Appeals court ruling suggests little legal traction for Trump’s anti-Twitter campaign. D.C. Circuit decision spurns claims that social media giants broke the law by banning a conservative provocateur.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/trump-twitter-court-ruling-284632
— ‘Why are you not burying him?’: Trump allies fret over rising Biden threat Outside advisers and donors want the Trump campaign to unleash more resources quickly to dent Biden’s strength in the polls. – NANCY COOK
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/trump-biden-campaign-283602

REUTERS
— Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House – Jeff Mason, Nandita Bose (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump/trump-threatens-social-media-shutdown-over-twitter-fact-check-label-idUSKBN2331NK

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown – ZEKE MILLER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://apnews.com/c8898aad60175df06ebd160023285001

NBC NEWS
— ‘An ego trip’: Pelosi blasts Trump’s insistence that Republican convention occur Trump has threatened to move the convention from Charlotte, N.C., if the venue might not be filled there this summer because of coronavirus-related restrictions. – Adam Edelman
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/ego-trip-pelosi-blasts-trump-s-insistence-republican-convention-occur-n1215786

NEW YORK TIMES
— China Approves Plan to Rein In Hong Kong, Defying Worldwide Outcry Beijing ordered that a new law be written to extend many of mainland China’s security practices to Hong Kong, creating broad powers to quash unrest. – Keith Bradsher
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/world/asia/china-hong-kong-crackdown.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Americans have filed more than 40 million jobless claims in past 10 weeks, as another 2.1 million filed for benefits last week The economic struggle continues as states seek to reopen, but many workers and businesses remain uneasy about the future – Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/28/unemployment-claims-coronavirus/

USA TODAY
— Trump pushes ahead on July Fourth parade in DC despite objections from local Democratic lawmakers – Nicholas Wu (DIERSEN: Of course, if your municipality had polled its residents about canceling its Independency Day parade, Republicans would have said NO and Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs would have sad YES.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/27/coronavirus-trump-wants-july-fourth-dc-parade-local-democrats-object/5266631002/
— The next 100 days: How the coronavirus will continue to change your life at home, at work, at school and beyond – Jorge L. Ortiz
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/27/coronavirus-hundred-thousand-deaths-us-changes-schools-work-life/5225436002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says – Susan Page
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/05/26/coronavirus-schools-teachers-poll-ipsos-parents-fall-online/5254729002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Twitter Plays Into Trump’s Hands ‘Fact-checking’ tweets will encourage political regulation of speech. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Twitter’s crackdown on Trump encourage my critics/opponents to crackdown more on me?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-plays-into-trumps-hands-11590621733

FORBES
— College Graduates Rate The Campus Culture Of Their Alma Maters: There’s A Lot More Work To Do – Michael T. Nietzel (DIERSEN: What do those who recently graduated from your alma mater(s) think of you? I graduated from NIU in 1970, from Loyola in 1976, from DePaul in 1980, and from IIT in 1997. From what I see, as colleges ever-increasingly move to the left, that is, as colleges ever-increasingly crank out “good little Democrats,” recent graduates would have an extremely low opinion of me.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2020/05/28/college-graduates-rate-the-campus-culture-of-their-alma-maters-theres-a-lot-more-work-to-do/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/maiahoskin/2020/05/27/2020-has-been-difficult-for-the-black-community-discrimination-at-work-only-adds-insult-to-injury/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Managing and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants during COVID-19
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/managing-and-enforcing-restrictive-covenants-during-covid-19-podcast

BROOKINGS INSTITUTE
— Public service and the federal government – Fiona Hill (DIERSEN: Who looks down on you? From what I see, ever-increasingly, Republicans look down on federal employees and look down on federal retirees. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 23 years.)
https://www.brookings.edu/policy2020/votervital/public-service-and-the-federal-government/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Popular appreciation of and respect for government service and public servants have steadily declined in the United States since the 1960s, with only two brief exceptions: in the 1990s during the Clinton administration, and in the months immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There is a particularly deep sense of distrust in the U.S. federal government. In an April 2019 Pew Research Center poll, for example, only 17% of respondents indicated that they trusted the federal government “to do the right thing.” Why is this the case? While there is significant support for the vital functions public servants perform at the local and state levels, and during crises, deeply entrenched misconceptions about the U.S. federal government and its individual agencies shape more negative views. For example, the opinion that the U.S. government is vast and unwieldly is widespread outside the public sector. The U.S. population has been evenly split for several years in its views on the optimal size of the U.S. government—with 47% of those polled by Pew in 2019 seeing government as either too big or too small. The two perspectives reveal a sharp partisan divide. Sixty-seven percent of those who affiliate with the Democratic Party express support for the expansion of government services. On the “too big” side of the ledger, 74% of those who describe themselves as Republicans want to see the government shrink in both size and functions. Newspaper and opinion page headlines such as “The sheer size of our government workforce is an alarming problem” encapsulate this view.)
— Destroying trust in the media, science, and government has left America vulnerable to disaster – Marc Hetherington and Jonathan M. Ladd (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have focused on destroying trust in me and trust in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. 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 to give themselves standing to destroy those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/05/01/destroying-trust-in-the-media-science-and-government-has-left-america-vulnerable-to-disaster/

NEWSWEEK
— House Republicans Sue to Stop Historic Proxy Voting Plan Designed to Reduce Lawmakers’ Risk of Getting Coronavirus – ELIZABETH CRISP
https://www.newsweek.com/house-republicans-sue-stop-historic-proxy-voting-plan-designed-reduce-lawmakers-risk-getting-1506934
— Illinois Is Only State to Meet All Federal Criteria for Reopening, Will Move to Phase 3 on Friday – JEFFERY MARTIN
https://www.newsweek.com/illinois-only-state-meet-all-federal-criteria-reopening-will-move-phase-3-friday-1506968
— Trump Wants Americans to Learn About the Holocaust As Anti-Semitism in U.S. At All-Time High – EWAN PALMER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters paint members of the following groups as being anti-Semites: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German Americans, non-veterans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsweek.com/holocaust-educaton-schools-trump-never-again-1507027

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Reopening the City Too Soon Is, Effectively, Age Discrimination – Justin Davidson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are unpopular if you are old, if you are obese, and/or if you have health problems including diabetes.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/reopening-without-universal-testing-is-age-discrimination.html

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An America-hater says “The coronavirus has laid bare the reality of America’s racial caste system.” According to America-haters, the more that an American is successful, the more that American is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout that I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, that I became a licensed CPA, that I earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance, etc. because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/27/coronavirus-america-racial-caste-system
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An America-hater says “As 100,000 die, the virus lays bare America’s brutal fault lines – race, gender, poverty and broken politics.” According to America-haters, the more that an American is successful, the more that American is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout that I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, that I became a licensed CPA, that I earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance, etc. because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/28/us-coronavirus-death-toll-racial-disparity-inequality

May 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 114K with over 5K deaths – Craig Wall, Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/business/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-114k-with-over-5k-deaths/6214445/

NBC5
— Dr. Willie Wilson Blasts Pritzker, Calls for Trump to Intervene in Dispute Over Indoor Church Services
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/dr-willie-wilson-blasts-pritzker-calls-for-trump-to-intervene-in-dispute-over-indoor-church-services/2278990/
— Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Top 5,000 as State Nears Phase 3 of Reopening The numbers come as state officials said they believe Illinois may be coming off a peak and starting a downward trend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-deaths-top-5000-as-state-nears-phase-3-of-reopening/2278824/

CBS2
— Even In Well-To-Do Glen Ellyn, Food Pantries See Surge In Demand As Pandemic Hammers Economy – Lauren Victory
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/27/even-in-well-to-do-glen-ellyn-food-pantries-see-surge-in-demand-as-pandemic-hammers-economy/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Statewide COVID-19 death toll passes 5,000 as US tops 100,000 fatalities
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200527-encciatitnf63nai3z2icqngau-story.html
— Is this news anymore? Illinois lawmakers approve out-of-balance, gimmicky budget – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-budget-crisis-pritzer-20200526-fqqdqvolozdspapmfqkmi44bkq-story.html
— Chicago restaurants test COVID-19 surcharges as costs mount, but customer backlash forces one to retreat – ARIEL CHEUNG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-dining-surcharge-covid-19-20200527-7ue7xx7knndqziyej6lkrsdyae-story.html
— As non-COVID-19 patients return to Chicago-area emergency rooms, doctors see skyrocketing blood pressure and other side effects of delays in care. ‘It’s terrible, and it’s frightening.’ – Nara Schoenberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-coronavirus-other-illnesses-untreated-05272020-20200527-sgebypielnfyfng7lgkerikpsm-story.html
— Comptroller Susana Mendoza makes clear how much legislators will be getting in pay raises this year: ‘Zero’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislators-pay-mendoza-20200527-jl2cbljlsjbtre2hb3lsruur7u-story.html
— Trump threatens to shut down social media after Twitter fact-checks him – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-social-media-joe-scarborough-20200527-gafdi22c75achnszxxttryb5d4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Twitter should no longer give a pass to Trump’s most dishonest tweets.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/27/21272358/joe-scarborough-mail-in-voting-donald-trump-twitter-sun-times-editorial-jack-dorsey

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage voters could be asked about reducing size of county board – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200527/dupage-voters-could-be-asked-about-reducing-size-of-county-board
— Kane County may buy $5 million worth of masks, gloves and sanitizer for residents – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200527/kane-county-may-buy-5-million-worth-of-masks-gloves-and-sanitizer-for-residents
— Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200527/trump-threatens-social-media-after-twitter-fact-checks-him
— DuPage looking to improve air quality in county buildings – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200527/dupage-looking-to-improve-air-quality-in-county-buildings

WTTW
— State Budget Approves Lawmakers’ Cost-of-Living Raise, But Sets Aside $0 – Heather Cherone
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/27/state-budget-approves-lawmakers-cost-living-raise-sets-aside-zero

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Democrats define themselves as lockdown party – Stephen Moore
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/stephen-moore-democrats-define-themselves-as-lockdown-party/article_928f2dfc-9f32-11ea-a10d-2f74a622b33e.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Sparks Debate Over Security Of Mail-In Voting
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-sparks-debate-over-security-mail-voting#stream/0

ELMHURST PATCH
— DuPage Marijuana Arrest Disparity Hurts Blacks: ACLU Blacks far more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession, despite similar usage rates, group says. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/dupage-marijuana-arrest-disparity-hurts-blacks-aclu
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Paul Darrah, a spokesman for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, said his office could not comment on a study conducted by another party. “What I can tell you is that a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. are never a factor in any case when we make a charging decision,” Darrah said in an email. “Our charging decisions are based on the facts and the law. There is one Criminal Code in Illinois and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office applies that code evenly in every case.”)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MAYOR LIGHTFOOT’S BOAST RE-OPEN ILLINOIS RALLY WAS DISPERSED BY CHICAGO POLICE DOESN’T LINE UP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/mayor-lightfoots-claim-the-re-open-illinois-rally-was-dispersed-by-chicago-police-doesnt-line-up.html
— NEW STUDY SHOWS RE-OPEN MOVEMENT CONCERNED ABOUT OTHERS AND NATION’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/new-study-the-four-values-of-open-the-states-protesters-1.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,111 new cases, 160 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/1111-new-cases-160-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker: “Being black in America cannot be a death sentence” – Talks about testing nursing homes – Asked about CDC guidance on antibody testing – Lays out what he’s trying to do for ESL – “We’re at about 30% of the contact tracing that we need today” – New IDPH recovery rate stats – Talks about sports returning, sports betting – Asked about massage therapists – Won’t tell the mayor when or how to set up casino – No June 1 start for live horseracing – Deflects Willie Wilson question – Asked about QC PGA tournament – Needs federal help to facilitate hospital merger – No indoor movie theaters in Phase 3
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/pritzker-being-black-in-america-cannot-be-a-death-sentence/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/covid-19-roundup-44/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Pritzker-promoter says “Skillicorn tells reporters with a straight face that he would “prefer to avoid” media coverage.”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/skillicorn-tells-reporters-with-a-straight-face-that-he-would-prefer-to-avoid-media-coverage/
— Mendoza counters GOP claims that lawmakers voted themselves a pay raise
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/27/mendoza-counters-gop-claims-that-lawmakers-voted-themselves-a-pay-raise/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘The incompetence cannot continue’: Illinois Republican pushes recall of Gov. J.B. Pritzker – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/27/jb-pritzker-illinois-governor-recall-sought-republ/

FOX NEWS
— Illinois church becomes 2nd congregation to file emergency request with Supreme Court over coronavirus orders – Morgan Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/illinois-church-files-emergency-request-with-supreme-court

GOPUSA
— Do The Left And Their Allies In The Media Really Not Get It?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89448

TOWNHALL
— The Folly of Vote-by-Mail for All – John and Andy Schlafly
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2020/05/27/the-folly-of-votebymail-for-all-n2569490

PJ MEDIA
— Police Raid Chicago Church, Beating on Door to Demand They Empty the Building – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/05/26/mayor-lightfoot-cracking-down-on-churches-in-chicago-n427566

THE HILL
— Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus aid bill pushes illegal immigration agenda – DONALD TRUMP JR.
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/499739-nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-aid-bill-pushes-illegal-immigration-agenda

CBS NEWS
— U.S. economy suffered biggest fall in more than 50 years, Chicago Fed says – KATE GIBSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/economy-united-states-activity-april-lowest-50-years/

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump lashes out at social media companies after Twitter labels tweets with fact checks – Elizabeth Dwoskin (DIERSEN: According to my Trump-hating critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misleading except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/27/trump-twitter-label/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The tweets, said Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough, “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.”)
— The unluckiest generation in U.S. history Millennials have faced the worst economic odds, and many will never recover – Andrew Van Dam (DIERSEN: One could argue that because of the Vietnam War, Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, Baby Boomers who are White and/or male are unlucky.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/27/millennial-recession-covid/

FORBES
— Returning To Work During A Pandemic: 3 Legal Issues Employers Cannot Ignore – Douglas Wigdor
https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglaswigdor/2020/05/27/returning-to-work-during-pandemic-3-legal-issues-employers-cannot-ignore/#1a3e78ef5652

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Could an Economic Rebound Sweep Trump to Victory? – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/could-an-economic-rebound-sweep-trump-to-victory.html

JD SUPRA
— Employers Beware: Preparing for the Inevitable Flood of COVID-Related Lawsuits
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employers-beware-preparing-for-the-51461/

ONE BRIDAL COMPANY
— COVID-19 Liability Release Waiver **Signature Required Prior to Every Scheduled Service**
http://onebridalcompany.com/covid-19-liability-release-form/

May 27 Morning Edition

WBBM

— Republican Lawmaker Allen Skillicorn Pushes Recall Of Gov. Pritzker – DAVE DAHL

https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/republican-lawmaker-pushes-recall-of-gov-pritzker

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

— Total Recall? GOP quartet (Skillicorn, Halbrook, Wilhour, and Bailey) seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting ‘it’s going to be difficult’ but not ‘impossible’  State Rep. Allen Skillicorn said he would “happily” take his recall petition “off the table,” if the governor fixes the problem. But it might not matter what Skillicorn leaves on the table, given the high threshold for a successful recall petition. – Neal Earley

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/26/21271283/pritzker-recall-skillicorn-bailey-wilhour-halbrook-covid-19-coronavirus-unemployment

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/26/21269669/coronavirus-immigration-hospitals-treatment-insurance-undocumented-covid-19-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

— Trump threatens to shut down social media after Twitter fact-checks him; fires off another baseless murder tweet – AP

https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-social-media-joe-scarborough-20200527-gafdi22c75achnszxxttryb5d4-story.html

— Joe Biden’s inconvenient Democratic truth: ‘You ain’t black.’ – John Kass

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-joe-biden-you-aint-black-kass-20200527-whgc2l4m2zhmxay63o3oxcxlji-story.html

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN WITH A BIG COLOR PICTURE: Racist, gang graffiti left on Naperville park property over the holiday weekend denounced by city officials, local groups – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: To scrawl “racist, gang graffiti” is to promote hated against individuals, against organizations, against companies, against governments, and against countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older , non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-graffiti-condemn-st-0527-20200526-f7jmhx67zrekpcekxnqqvyclja-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER

— Masks spark public judgment, ridicule among customers as businesses reopen –  USA TODAY (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, a) who takes the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning those who do not wear masks and b) who will take the lead in getting rid of those who are old, obese, and/or who have health problems including diabetes?)

https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200526/masks-spark-public-judgment-ridicule-among-customers-as-businesses-reopen

ALTON TELEGRAPH

— Republican representative Allen Skillicorn begins attempt to remove Pritzker  Crystal Lake lawmaker needs support of Democrats, voters – Rebecca Anzel

https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Republican-representative-begins-attempt-to-15296510.php

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot in Peru.

https://www.newstrib.com/2020/05/27/peru-council-gives-go-ahead-to-marijuana-dispensary-growerinfuser/arnxdmg/

FOX ILLINOIS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot in Danville.

https://foxillinois.com/news/local/cannabis-cultivation-center-may-open-in-danville

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION

— DuPage County Discusses Reducing Its Board Members

ILLINOIS REVIEW

— DID WE EVER CONSENT TO THIS?

https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/did-we-ever-consent-to-this.html

WASHINGTON TIMES

— Purge stifles anti-Trump resistance at White House, ODNI – Bill Gertz

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/26/richard-grenell-robert-obrien-purge-stifles-anti-t/

FOX NEWS

— What is China’s social credit system? – Bradford Betz (DIERSEN: What if America, Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and your municipal district had social credit systems? What would cost people points – being a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, obese, non-healthy, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time?  What would put people on blacklists – opposing the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)

https://www.foxnews.com/world/what-is-china-social-credit-system

(FROM THE ARTICLE: China’s social credit system is a government program being implemented nationwide to regulate its citizens’ behavior based on a point system. Under this system, citizens are ranked in different areas of civil life using data collected from court documents, government or corporate records, and in some cases, citizen observers. Citizens with higher scores have had an easier time getting bank loans, free medical checkups and discounts on heating. Points have been deducted for traffic violations, selling faulty products or defaulting on loan payments. In some cases, people with bad social credit scores have been barred from buying airline or train tickets. Other infractions have included smoking in non-smoking zones, buying – or playing – too many video games and posting false news stories online, Business Insider reported. People failing to comply have been placed on so-called “blacklists,” which companies may reference when considering potential employees. In other cases, students may be denied entry into universities because of their parents’ bad social credit scores. China’s State Council first introduced the plan in June 2014. The council announced the system would “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.” At first, officials implemented the system gradually in different cities. It was expected to go nationwide this year, but has been delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic.)

FOX BUSINESS

— North Carolina governor threatens ban on large crowds  All options are on the table, Gov. Cooper said – Evie Fordham

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/coronavirus-north-carolina-roy-cooper-large-crowd-ban-threat

CBN NEWS

— Former CBS News President Slams ‘Unrelentingly Liberal’ Media in WSJ Op-Ed – Steve Warren (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents who do not want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles in liberal sources including ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, FOX32, WGN TV, WTTW, WGN Radio, WBEZ, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald,  Crain’s Chicago Business, Suburban Life, Capitol Fax, Politico Illinois, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA TODAY, Hill, Politico, Forbes, Bloomberg, etc.? I disagree with my critics/opponents. Conservatives need to know what the liberal sources are saying. One could call it opposition research.)

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/may/former-cbs-news-president-slams-unrelentingly-liberal-media-in-wsj-op-ed

DAILY CALLER

— China Wants To Keep COVID Tracking System In Place Permanently, Fold It Into Social Credit System – Chris White

https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/26/china-coronavirus-world-health-organization-smartphones-drones/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Chinese government reportedly announced an initiative in 2017 to rate citizens in a social credit system, penalizing people for criminal behavior as well as what they buy, do and say. The country began implementing President Xi Jinping’s policy of “once untrustworthy, always restricted” in May of that year.)

REAL CLEAR POLITICS

— Bobby Jindal: Democrats Are “Willing To Crush The Economy” If It Leads To Trump Loss – Tim Hains (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in crushing the economy in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your municipal district?)

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/05/26/bobby_jindal_democrats_are_willing_to_crush_the_economy_if_it_leads_to_trump_loss.html

EPOCH TIMES

— Labor Secretary Says Cut Regulations to Heal US Economy – MATTHEW VADUM (DIERSEN: What about demands that employers get rid of their employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems including diabetes?)

https://www.theepochtimes.com/labor-secretary-cut-regulations-to-heal-economy_3365696.html

THE HILL

— Trump, Biden signal how ugly the campaign will be – AMIE PARNES

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/499628-trump-biden-signal-how-ugly-the-campaign-will-be

— Poll: Voters list more unemployment relief as top priority for next spending bill (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, the majority of voters in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood a) want government to get rid of 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 and b) want government to promote 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.)

https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/499528-poll-more-unemployment-relief-listed-as-voters-top-priority-for

POLITICO

— Twitter takes a first stand against some Trump tweets — but ignores most others  Twitter tells users to “get the facts about mail-in ballots” on Trump tweet claiming California’s mailed votes likely to be “substantially fraudulent.” – CRISTIANO LIMA

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/26/twitter-fact-check-trump-voting-fraud-tweets-282844

ASSOCIATED PRESS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Can Trump feel your pain?”

https://apnews.com/a1fe2766d9c24d628ad02d4e8fcfe2c5

CNN

— Trump takes his war on masks to new heights – Stephen Collinson

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/politics/donald-trump-covid-masks-politics-health/index.html

— White House stokes fight with Biden over masks – Kevin Liptak, Betsy Klein and Maegan Vazquez

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/politics/face-masks-trump-mulvaney-wedge-issue/index.html

— Security guards risk their lives by asking customers to wear masks – Nathaniel Meyersohn

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/business/security-guard-grocery-stores-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Mask-Wearing Needs to Be Easy, Understood and Expected. Persuasion works better than compulsion.”

— Biden, Urging Face Masks, Calls Trump a ‘Fool’ for Not Wearing One  Joseph Biden, in his first in-person interview since the coronavirus curtailed his campaign, suggested the president was being “falsely masculine’’ by refusing to wear a mask. – Sydney Ember (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, a) who takes the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning those who do not wear masks and b) who will take the lead in getting rid of those who are old, obese, and/or who have health problems including diabetes?)

— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Democrat ticket needs a contrast, not a clone. – Rachel Bitecofer (DIERSEN: A contrast would be someone who is conservative, non-White, female, young, veteran, non-Catholic, non-Irish national origin, not married, someone whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.)

— Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?  Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consistently during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a problem they did not have before. –  Maria Cramer

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: China’s Young Struggle for Jobs in the Post-Outbreak Era  Finding work for a generation has become a major priority for the country’s leaders, who have promised a better life in exchange for a lack of political freedom. – Alexandra Stevenson and Keith Bradsher  (DIERSEN: What frustrated your job search when you earned your bachelor’s degree? I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. Potential employers viewed me as being draft bait; they did not believe that my financial hardship draft deferment application would be approved.)

WASHINGTON POST

— Trump calls mask wearing ‘politically correct,’ Biden calls him a ‘fool’ – Colby Itkowitz

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-calls-mask-wearing-politically-correct-biden-calls-him-a-fool/2020/05/26/a58025e6-9f9c-11ea-81bb-c2f70f01034b_story.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s mockery of wearing masks divides Republicans.” In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, a) who takes the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning those who do not wear masks and b) who will take the lead in getting rid of those who are old, obese, and/or who have health problems including diabetes?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-mockery-of-wearing-masks-divides-republicans/2020/05/26/2c2bdc02-9f61-11ea-81bb-c2f70f01034b_story.html

— It’s not enough for Democrats to oppose hasty reopening. We should offer a plan for rebuilding. – Rahm Emanuel

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/26/trump-blames-know-it-alls-he-has-no-plan-fix-this-mess/

USA TODAY

— Masks spark public judgment, ridicule among customers as businesses reopen – Dalvin Brown

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/05/26/coronavirus-should-wear-mask-differing-opinions-create-clashes/5228544002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL

— Amtrak Prepares to Cut 20% of Workforce  ‘The climb back will be hard,’ Chief Executive Bill Flynn says in internal memo – Ted Mann

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amtrak-prepares-to-cut-20-of-workforce-11590529328

— Boeing to Start Voluntary Layoffs, Will Shed an Initial 2,500 Workers  Union officials said initial wave of layoffs was focused on Seattle-area commercial airplanes operation – Doug Cameron

https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-to-start-voluntary-layoffs-will-shed-an-initial-2-500-workers-11590558072

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive  The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users, then largely shelved the research – Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman  (DIERSEN: What do you say Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who use Facebook to get rid of 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/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-knows-it-encourages-division-top-executives-nixed-solutions-11590507499

— Planning to Use Your Home as a Retirement Nest Egg? Not So Fast.  The economic uncertainty casts doubt on the home-as-a-piggy-bank approach – Glenn Ruffenach

https://www.wsj.com/articles/planning-to-use-your-home-as-a-retirement-nest-egg-no-so-fast-11590328800

— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Drop in gasoline demand fuels higher prices for soda, beer – Vipal Monga

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-coronavirus-chain-reaction-less-driving-means-less-fizz-for-sodas-11590525236

— Scrapping the SAT Won’t Help Black and Latino Students  Low-income minorities have more to lose than gain from the woke war on standardized testing. – Jason L. Riley

https://www.wsj.com/articles/scrapping-the-sat-wont-help-black-and-latino-students-11590532734

— Get Ready for the ‘Careful’ Economy  Reopening has costs for businesses, employees and consumers. Good thing Americans are adaptable. – John H. Cochrane

https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-ready-for-the-careful-economy-11590514492

— The Class of 1970 Meets History. Twice.  With graduation ceremonies canceled during the Vietnam War, coronavirus now puts off this group’s 50th reunion; ‘You will never forget your senior year at Grinnell’ – Clare Ansberry  (DIERSEN: I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970? What has diminished your connection with the college that you earned your bachelor’s degree from? I was a NIU student for only three semesters and a summer session. I spent weekends during my first semester working for the Post Office in Park Forest. My father died suddenly at the start of my second semester. I never even tried to join a fraternity. Virtually all my classmates, roommates, instructors, etc. were to the left of me.)   

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-class-of-1970-meets-history-twice-11590504907

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Twitter Adds Fact-Check Notices to Trump Tweets on Mail-In Ballots  Move follows earlier appeal by widower that president’s false tweets about death of his wife be pulled down – Rebecca Ballhaus and Georgia Wells

https://www.wsj.com/articles/widower-asks-twitter-to-pull-trumps-false-tweets-on-death-of-joe-scarborough-aide-11590516200

FORBES

— Nearly $258 Billion In Stimulus Checks Paid With Most Going To California (Find Out How Your State Fared Here) – Kelly Phillips Erb

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2020/05/26/nearly-258-billion-in-stimulus-checks-paid-with-most-going-to-california-find-out-how-your-state-fared-here/#5a4cd1ad5e68

CBS PITTSBURG

— Six People Suing Giant Eagle Over Face Mask Policy

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote 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://www.ajc.com/news/opinion/opinion-covid-affecting-some-more-than-others/KaQhQCFyNxbNjOOniBsQrK/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Laying the Groundwork to Contest the Results of the Election.”

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/trump-is-preparing-to-contest-any-election-loss.html

FORD AUTHORITY

— Ford CEO Jim Hackett Says Automaker Will Be ‘One Of The Safest Places To Work’ – Brett Foote (DIERSEN: What about demands that employers get rid of their employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems including diabetes?)

https://fordauthority.com/2020/05/ford-ceo-jim-hackett-says-automaker-will-be-one-of-the-safest-places-to-work/

— UAW Asks Ford To Shut Down Dearborn Truck Plant And Test All Workers For COVID-19  The union is also asking for an additional 20 minutes of break time. – Brett Foote (DIERSEN: What about demands that employers get rid of their employees who are old, obese, and/or have health problems including diabetes?)

https://fordauthority.com/2020/05/uaw-asks-ford-to-shut-down-dearborn-truck-plant-and-test-all-workers-for-covid-19/

May 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 113K with over 4.9K deaths; IL may be entering ‘downward trend’ of deaths, Dr. Ezike Ngozi says Most Illinois businesses ready to reopen Friday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/business/illinois-may-be-entering-downward-trend-of-covid-19-deaths/6213053/
— In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets about mail-in voting – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/in-a-first-twitter-adds-fact-check-warnings-to-trump-tweets/6213505/

NBC5
— 1,178 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Illinois as Deaths Near 5,000 As of Tuesday, all four of Illinois’ health regions remained on track to enter the third phase of reopening on May 29, one day before the end of the statewide stay-at-home order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/1178-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-illinois-as-deaths-near-5000/2278209/

CBS2
— Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact Tracers – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/26/chicago-to-spend-56-million-hiring-hundreds-of-covid-19-contact-tracers/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— May 10 to May 16 was first week where Illinois COVID-19 deaths were lower than previous week
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/may-10-to-may-16-was-first-week-where-illinois-covid-19-deaths-were-lower-than-previous-week

WTTW
— Special Session Recap: Casinos and Curbside Cocktails, No Hearings on Restore Illinois Plan – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/26/special-session-recap-casinos-and-curbside-cocktails-no-hearings-restore-illinois-plan

WGN RADIO
— House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Illinois passing budget, Chicago casino changes
https://wgnradio.com/roe-conn/house-republican-leader-jim-durkin-on-illinois-passing-budget-chicago-casino-changes/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Joe Biden calls Trump a ‘fool’ for mocking face masks during coronavirus pandemic – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-joe-biden-trump-mask-coronavirus-20200527-vsthlqtrh5dzxnby7zthbmrcsq-story.html
— Mayor scolds new police superintendent after Chicago sees most violent Memorial Day weekend in five years: ‘Whatever the strategy is, it didn’t work. … We have to do better’ – JEREMY GORNER and PAIGE FRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-memorial-day-violence-chicago-police-20200526-6d6bceldqnccbp2xkdj5rfnrjm-story.html
— Kinzinger calls out Trump in tweet
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-memorial-day-violence-lightfoot-20200526-wyilzgxgcbggncerqfeibs76au-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Memorial Day weekend’s violent ‘bloodbath’ was a ‘fail’ by city’s new top cop “People are feeling restless after being cooped up for weeks,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said of crowds that gathered on the South and West sides. – Fran Spielman and Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/5/26/21270626/chicago-police-stay-home-order-shootings-violence-memorial-day-brown-lightfoot
— Chicago moves to create 600-strong army of contact tracers to fight coronavirus Community groups designated by the city will be charged with recruiting, training, hiring and supporting the contact tracers, supervisors and referral coordinators who will have the capacity to trace 4,500 new contacts each day. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/5/26/21270648/coronavirus-contact-tracing-patients-testing-covid-19-lightfoot-chicago
— 39 more die in Illinois of COVID-19 as all regions of state set to move to Phase 3 on Friday Officials said the 39 deaths reported on Tuesday could be lower due to Memorial Day. There were also 1,178 new cases reported from 17,230 tests received. The virus remains in 100 of 102 Illinois counties. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/5/26/21270964/illinois-deaths-covid-19-coronavirus-may-25-pritzker-testing

DAILY HERALD
— Deaths from COVID-19 close in on 5,000, but officials see downward trend – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200526/deaths-from-covid-19-close-in-on-5000-but-officials-see-downward-trend
— Elburn pub defies state, reopens for dine-in business with mayor’s blessing – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200526/elburn-pub-defies-state-reopens-for-dine-in-business-with-mayors-blessing
— DuPage County expected to get COVID-19 testing site – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200526/dupage-county-expected-to-get-covid-19-testing-site
(FROM THE ARTICLE: County board Chairman Dan Cronin announced during a board meeting that the county has reached an agreement with the state to form a partnership for a testing facility planned for the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— City aims for big boost in COVID-19 contact tracing Grant money is earmarked to train a 600-person workforce. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/city-aims-big-boost-covid-19-contact-tracing
— Chicago loses one of its biggest conventions The Radiological Society of North America will hold its RSNA 2020 annual meeting virtually, scrapping an event that was slated to bring more than 50,000 attendees to McCormick Place. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/chicago-loses-one-its-biggest-conventions
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/new-weed-shop-coming-near-north-suburbs

JOURNAL GAZETTE NEWS COURIER
— State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, wants to recall Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmaker-wants-to-recall-illinois-governor/article_7175d898-f170-529f-ab96-1c07b7520302.html

CENTRE DAILY
— ‘Off the wall.’ Hundreds of bikers pack into Illinois bar defying stay-at-home order – DON SWEENEY
https://www.centredaily.com/news/coronavirus/article242993461.html

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Board Discusses Open DuPage
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-board-discusses-open-dupage/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— METRA RIDERSHIP DOWN 97% FROM COVID-19 – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/metra-ridership-down-97-from-covid-19/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Is Governor Pritzker desperate for legal justifications for continued executive orders beyond the 30 day limit? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/is-governor-pritzker-desperate-for-legal-justifications-for-continued-executive-orders-beyond-the-30-day-limit/
— Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce sues Governor Pritzker over closure order – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/edwardsville-glen-carbon-chamber-of-commerce-sues-governor-pritzker-over-closure-order/

CAPITOL FAX
— Reporters actually take Skillicorn seriously – Was home on Monday – Warns of increasing hospitalizations in Wisconsin – Says USDOJ is “very much under the political thumb of the White House” – Next EO will continue eviction ban – Number of people with multiple tests “very small” – Asked about southern Illinois winery’s refusal to require staff to wear masks – Dr. Ezike doesn’t answer question about self quarantine for Illinoisans at Lake of the Ozarks – Repeats that legislature “abdicated their responsibility” on replacing his withdrawn IDPH rule – Will sign cocktail takeout bill when it reaches his desk – Dr. Ezike: “I can’t give anybody a COVID free pass” – Says legislature should’ve made more cuts – State will carry on if Pres. Trump cuts off National Guard – “No deal” on cannabis with his office
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/reporters-actually-take-skillicorn-seriously/
— 1,178 new cases, 39 additional deaths – But Dr. Ezike warns that weekend numbers are typically “a little bit lower”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/1178-new-cases-39-additional-deaths-but-dr-ezike-warns-that-weekend-numbers-are-typically-a-little-bit-lower/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/covid-19-roundup-43/
— Budget roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/budget-roundup-17/
— New Senate rule allows remote committees, limited remote floor voting
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/new-senate-rule-allows-remote-committees-limited-remote-floor-voting/
— ISP: “We’re between a rock and hard place”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/isp-we%e2%80%99re-between-a-rock-and-hard-place/
— Before you get a haircut next week, consider this
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/before-you-get-a-haircut-next-week-consider-this/

GOPUSA
— Georgia Gov Offers State As GOP Convention Host Amid Virus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89430
— San Francisco Sanctions Tent Cities For Homeless Complete With Meals, Security And Showers
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89433

BLAZE
— The CDC confirms remarkably low coronavirus death rate. Where is the media? Will they ever admit the grave consequences of their errors? – DANIEL HOROWITZ
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-the-cdc-confirms-remarkably-low-coronavirus-death-rate-where-is-the-media

THE HILL
— GOP governors jockey to elbow out North Carolina as convention host – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/499610-gop-governors-jockey-to-elbow-out-north-carolina-as-convention-host

WASHINGTON POST
— Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time The action comes after years of criticism that social media companies have allowed the president to push misinformation unchecked – Elizabeth Dwoskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/26/trump-twitter-label-fact-check/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— What happens when vulnerable employees return to workplaces? – RACHEL SCHNALZER (DIERSEN: What happens when vulnerable organization members return to organization meetings? One would expect that ever-increasingly, employers and organizations will discourage, if not prohibit, vulnerable (old, obese, and/or health problems including diabetes) employees and members from returning.)
https://www.latimes.com/business/newsletter/2020-05-26/coronavirus-older-disabled-vulnerable-workers-business

May 26 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago police to address stay-at-home order enforcement after video shows scuffle with crowd in Englewood Chance The Rapper calls on CPD to stop sending ‘militarized police’ to neighborhoods – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/cpd-to-address-stay-at-home-order-enforcement-after-video-shows-scuffle-with-crowd/6212076/
— 48 shot, 10 fatally in deadliest Chicago Memorial Day weekend since 2015 Chicago sees deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015
https://abc7chicago.com/48-shot-10-fatally-in-deadliest-chicago-memorial-day-weekend-since-2015-/6212215/

NBC5
— Chicago Police Report 24 Arrests Related to Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-report-24-arrests-related-to-enforcement-of-stay-at-home-order/2277851/
— Some Area Residents Head to Other States With Eased COVID-19 Restrictions for Holiday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/some-area-residents-head-to-other-states-with-eased-covid-19-restrictions-for-holiday/2277863/

CBS2
— With Illinois Beaches Closed, Many Head To Indiana Shores For Memorial Day – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/25/with-illinois-beaches-closed-many-head-to-indiana-shores-for-memorial-day/

WGN TV
— Chicago drone video captures empty lakefront on Memorial Day weekend
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-drone-video-captures-empty-lakefront-on-memorial-day-weekend/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Indiana beaches packed with Illinois residents on Memorial Day – Brittany Garzillo
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/indiana-beaches-packed-with-illinois-residents-on-memorial-day

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Reopen Illinois protesters rally again, days before Pritzker’s next reopening phase Officers ultimately shut down the rally because organizers and attendees “were not practicing social distancing or abiding by the public safety guidelines” outlined in the very order they were protesting, according to police. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/25/21269953/reopen-illinois-rally-coronavirus-chicago-police-shut-down

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Teen essential workers juggle labor, fear, stress — and remote learning — to help support their families – HANNAH LEONE (DIERSEN: What did you do with the money that you earned when you were at teen? I used the money that I earned a) to buy a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964 when I was 16, b) to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) to pay for tuition and books at UIC, d) to buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, and e) to pay for room and board, tuition, and books at NIU. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; and delivered mail 1966-1969.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-teen-high-school-student-essential-workers-20200526-dau5jiw66fep3cdlcjumi7uc3m-story.html
— Americans have never liked being told what to do – Ron Grossman (DIERSEN: I am extremely thankful to those who told me to not smoke pot.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ct-reopen-protests-americans-guns-grossman-20200526-f65e4mswbjehrekx2jfckyp5xm-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Your favorite cocktail may soon be ready for delivery or pick-up A bill passed by the legislature last week means Illinois could join 34 other states in allowing cocktails and mixed drinks to go – DALTON BARKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/your-favorite-cocktail-may-soon-be-ready-delivery-or-pick
— Time to reach out? Or dig in? The jarring economic collapse brought on by COVID-19 offers partisans an opening to compromise on fixing public spending and taxing priorities. So far, they’re not taking the opportunity. – A.D. QUIG (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the following who demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a partisan: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crain-forum-covid-19/time-reach-out-or-dig

WBEZ
— From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities – Allison Aubrey, Laurel Wamsley, Carmel Wroth
https://www.wbez.org/stories/from-camping-to-dining-out-heres-how-experts-rate-the-risks-of-14-summer-activities/b1753c65-6832-49ce-ac12-cf100155ab9c

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Illinois Republicans upset over budget, alleged pay increases – Matt Roy
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-republicans-upset-over-budget-pay-increases

NPR ILLINOIS
— For Many, $600 Jobless Benefit Makes It Hard To Return To Work – SCOTT HORSLEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/when-returning-your-job-means-cut-pay#stream/0

GRAYSLAKE PATCH
— Grayslake Native Is Libertarian Party’s Presidential Pick Jo Jorgensen was selected over the weekend as the Libertarian’s pick for president. – Amie Schaenzer
https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/grayslake-native-libertarian-partys-presidential-pick

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— All about yard work/drainage and hardscape installations – Domingo Crisostomo (DIERSEN: This spring, while I am not putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, I have been making lot drainage improvements at my home.)
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/classifieds/gigs-services/141263/all-about-yard-work-drainage-and-hardscape-installations

WIREPOINTS
— Questions Illinois Reporters Should Ask Governor Pritzker and Dr. Ezike – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/questions-illinois-reporters-should-ask-governor-pritzker-and-dr-ezike-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Rep Bailey files Reply to Objection and Emergency Supplemental Motions in Federal Court – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/rep-bailey-files-reply-to-objection-and-emergency-supplemental-motions-in-federal-court/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Rahm Emanuel Announces Biden is “Fully Conscious” – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/05/rahm-emanuel-announces-biden-is-fully-conscious/

CAPITOL FAX
— FROM THE RICH MILLER POSTING: I’m seriously thinking about taking two or three days off next week. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who criticize, dismiss, belittle, decry, deplore, if not disparage, badmouth, demonize, denigrate, and condemn the fact that I have sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/26/open-thread-112/

GOPUSA
— Kayleigh McEnany Rips Reporters At White House Press Briefing! – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89355

BREITBART
— Dem Rep. Bobby Rush: Lawsuit Challenging IL Gov. Pritzker’s Lockdown ‘Insane,’ ‘Inane’ – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/05/25/dem-rep-rush-lawsuit-challenging-il-gov-pritzkers-lockdown-insane-inane/

DAILY WIRE
— Michael Moore: ‘Biden Does Not Generate Necessary Enthusiasm’ To Beat Trump – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michael-moore-biden-does-not-generate-necessary-enthusiasm-to-beat-trump

TOWNHALL
— If You Ain’t Racist You Ain’t a Democratic Presidential Candidate – Ian Haworth
https://townhall.com/columnists/ianhaworth/2020/05/26/if-you-aint-racist-you-aint-a-democratic-presidential-candidate-n2569399
— Illegal Aliens Cause Destruction In the U.S. and Then Flee to Mexico – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/05/24/watch-illegal-aliens-cause-destruction-in-the-u-s-and-then-flee-to-mexico-n2569388

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— National Coronavirus Recovery Commission Releases Recommendations for Reducing Future Risks of Pandemics (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want to reduce future risks of pandemics by getting rid of people like me who are older, obese, and/or have health problems including diabetes? I would not be obese or have diabetes if had not spend so many hours since 2000, and especially since 2004, sitting in front of my desktop computer putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out instead of exercising.)
https://www.heritage.org/press/national-coronavirus-recovery-commission-releases-recommendations-reducing-future-risks

NATIONAL REVIEW
— How Important Are Political Conventions? – JIM GERAGHTY (DIERSEN: What is the status of the Illinois Republican Party State Convention?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/how-important-are-political-conventions/

EPOCH TIMES
— The Lockdown Democrats – Stephen Moore
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-lockdown-democrats_3364419.html

POLITICO
— The Forgotten Story of How 13 Black Men Broke the Navy’s Toughest Color Barrier – DAN GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black or a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black or a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black or a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks or veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black or a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black or a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black or a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/05/25/thirteen-black-men-navy-color-barrier-271084

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Inside the Dizzying Effort to Pitch Trump to Black Voters Inside the Dizzying Effort to Pitch Trump to Black Voters
Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” gaffe was immediate grist for an online show called “Black Voices for Trump.” But its cast of Trump advisers routinely ignores the president’s history of divisive remarks.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/us/politics/trump-biden-black-voters.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain.” Of course, my critics/opponents want to cleanse me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and my www.gopillinois.com website from the internet. My critics/opponents demonize, denigrate, and condemn the articles that I include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. It would be great if my critics/opponents would get together, and especially those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, and a) analyze each and every one of the articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000, and especially the 368,500+ articles that I have included links to since 2004, b) identify the top 100, top 1,000, or top 10,000 articles that they disapprove of the most, and c) give me an opportunity to defend my decisions to include links to those articles.).
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/opinion/trump-scarborough-twitter.html
— Rock-Bottom Interest Rates May Be Here to Stay Once the labor market begins to recover, the Federal Reserve’s experience in the pre-pandemic, record-long economic expansion is likely to influence when its raises rates. – Jeanna Smialek (DIERSEN: Low interest rates harm savers and retirees.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/business/economy/fed-interest-rates-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/latinos-coronavirus/2020/05/25/6b5c882a-946e-11ea-82b4-c8db161ff6e5_story.html

USA TODAY
— Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman VP. Some Democrats say she must be a woman of color – Joey Garrison (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. Since I became a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, my superiors have been under tremendous pressure to recruit, retain, promote, and elect young Republican minorities and young Republican females.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/05/20/election-2020-why-some-democrats-say-joe-biden-needs-woman-color-vp/3115414001/

KOMO NEWS
— Shunned by his party, Iowa’s Steve King fights for his seat – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who the following organizations have shunned and why they shunned them: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc. I should write a book about those who the following individuals have shunned and why they shunned them: activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign manager, etc. who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://komonews.com/news/nation-world/shunned-by-his-party-iowas-steve-king-fights-for-his-seat

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A pot pusher says “Cannabis Legalization Is Key To Economic Recovery, Much Like Ending Alcohol Prohibition Helped Us Out Of The Great Depression.” If you want to destroy individuals, groups, organizations, companies, governments, and countries, you push pot on them. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs push pot on individuals, on groups, on organizations, on companies, on governments, and on countries.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kriskrane/2020/05/26/cannabis-legalization-is-key-to-economic-recovery-much-like-ending-alcohol-prohibition-helped-us-out-of-the-great-depression/#191f09593241
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/05/26/covid-19-coronavirus-continues-to-expose-anti-asian-bigotry-how-to-stop-it/
— How To Ensure Age Equity In Hiring When There Is More Talent Than Jobs – Sheila Callaham (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. To assure “age equity,” the federal government gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, early retirement, and “up-or-out.”)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sheilacallaham/2020/05/26/how-to-ensure-age-equity-in-hiring-when-there-is-more-talent-than-jobs/
— 16 Techniques Junior Employees Can Use To Affect Change In Their Companies (DIERSEN: According my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government, federal employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran what the federal government to get rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/05/22/16-techniques-junior-employees-can-use-to-effect-change-in-their-companies/

BLOOMBERG
— Early Retirement Is Tempting Now. Don’t Do It. Why not let the pandemic accelerate a decision that was just over the horizon anyway? Here’s why. – Alexis Leondis (DIERSEN: I should write a book about early retirement.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-20/coronavirus-economy-makes-early-retirement-a-bad-idea
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For most Americans, even wealthy ones, the answer is clear: Don’t do it. The financial benefits of continuing to work, even for one more year as the pandemic crushes the economy, outweigh the health risks for most people. A recent report from the New School’s Retirement Equity Lab shows how dire the situation is for older employees. About 3 million more of them will fall into lifelong poverty than otherwise would have without a coronavirus recession. And the hit won’t just be for the poorest. While only 15% of high earners are expected to lose their jobs, average retirement savings at age 65 for those with retirement assets are projected to drop by 31% post-recession. For those who still aren’t dissuaded, here are some other things to keep in mind. First, it’ll be harder than ever to change your mind. Many retired workers end up going back to work; one study showed that 40% of those working at 65 or after had been retired previously. Employers are now likely to be even more skeptical than usual about hiring older people, who expect higher earnings and are potentially the most vulnerable to the virus. That makes retiring now more of a permanent decision than it’s ever been. A better bet than quitting might be negotiating a part-time schedule, or continuing to work from home after colleagues have returned to the office. Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, said she thinks employers are likely to make accommodations for older workers who are valued. It’s important not to underestimate how much money will be needed to retire comfortably. Some people mistakenly think that their spending will be greatly reduced in retirement, which isn’t what usually happens, according to Diahann Lassus, a financial planner in New Jersey. Retirees end up filling their time with activities that come with expenses, she said.)

REVERSE MORTGAGE DAILY
— Study: Workers Less Confident About Retirement Prospects Due to Pandemic – Chris Clow
https://reversemortgagedaily.com/2020/05/25/study-workers-less-confident-about-retirement-prospects-due-to-pandemic/

MONDAY VIEWS
— Switch Careers at 30: Your Ultimate Guide (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I had switched careers, and therefore, I had to start at the bottom all over again when I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. However, most of what IRS Revenue Officers do is very similar to what GAO Analysts do. Further, my last 5 1/2 years at IRS was at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431. Further, GAO audits IRS. Further, I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. Further, I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. Further, I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.)
https://mondayviews.com/switch-careers-at-30/

WBUR
— Know Your Rights: What Your Employer Is Required To Do To Keep You Safe As You Return To Work – Laney Ruckstuhl (DIERSEN: From what I see, a) employees will ever-increasingly demand that their employers use coronavirus to get rid of their employers who are older, obese, and/or who have health problems including diabetes and b) members of organizations will ever-increasingly demand that their organizations use coronavirus to get rid of their members like me who are older, obese, and/or who have health problems including diabetes.)
https://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2020/05/26/workers-rights-coronavirus-safety-workplace-protections

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Older Workers Returning to Office Fear Both Virus and Job Loss (DIERSEN: From what I see, a) employers will ever-increasingly use coronavirus to get rid of their employers who are older, obese, and/or who have health problems including diabetes and b) organizations will ever-increasingly use coronavirus to get rid of their members like me who are older, obese, and/or who have health problems including diabetes.)
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/older-workers-returning-to-office-fear-both-virus-and-job-loss

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says that Trump is “unmanly.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/donald-trump-the-most-unmanly-president/612031/

REASON
— The CDC’s New ‘Best Estimate’ Implies a COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate Below 0.3% That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic. – JACOB SULLUM
https://reason.com/2020/05/24/the-cdcs-new-best-estimate-implies-a-covid-19-infection-fatality-rate-below-0-3/#new_tab

DAILY MAIL
— Lockdown was a waste of time and could kill more than it saved, claims Nobel laureate scientist at Stanford University – SARA SCARLETT
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8351649/Lockdown-waste-time-kill-saved-claims-Nobel-laureate.html#new_tab

May 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 cases top 112K with over 4.8K deaths; Pritzker releases Phase 3 reopening guidelines – Ravi Baichwal and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/business/illinois-daily-covid-19-death-toll-lowest-in-over-1-month/6209945/
— Chicago Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 9 dead, 36 injured Chicago sees deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-sees-deadliest-memorial-day-weekend-since-2015/6210223/

NBC5
— Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/chicago-police-disperse-grant-park-protest-against-illinois-stay-at-home-order/2277772/
— Illinois Reports More Than 1,700 New Coronavirus Cases, 31 Additional Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reports-more-than-1700-new-coronavirus-cases-31-additional-deaths/2277733/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois sees fewest daily COVID-19 deaths since early April as crowd protests at Buckingham Fountain against stay-at-home order
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200523-ry4invx2ibcopka2f4fc376zha-story.html
— Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events – DARLENE SUPERVILLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-memorial-day-20200525-uav4c5vbfjdybofmnsislucqfq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 31 more Illinois coronavirus deaths reported, lowest daily toll in over a month The state’s death toll stands at 4,884, with just over half the deaths occurring this month. Illinois first coronavirus death was confirmed March 16. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/25/21269917/illinois-pritzker-coronavirus-cases-deaths-lowest-may-25-reopening

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— LGBTQ promoters use Wheaton College to promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/20-their-20s/20s-2020-harms

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Veterans unemployment, mental health calls skyrocket due to COVID-19 – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/veterans-unemployment-mental-health-calls-skyrocket-due-to-covid-19-fitops-is-here-to-help/

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor Criticizes Governor’s Plan Mayor Gary Grasso says governor could have avoided “a lot of economic misery.” – David Giulian
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayor-criticizes-governors-plan

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Governor Pritzker – Oath of Office – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/governor-pritzker-oath-of-office/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pentagon bashes New York Times over ‘white supremacy’ editorial NYT editorial board criticized military bases named after Confederate generals – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/25/pentagon-bashes-new-york-times-over-white-supremac/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats Will Sacrifice America to Win a Presidency – William L. Gensert
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/05/democrats_will_sacrifice_america_to_win_a_presidency.html
— Class Warfare Will Worsen the Pandemic – Rainer Zitelmann
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/05/class_warfare_will_worsen_the_pandemic.html

BREITBART
— Mike Pence on Social Media Censorship of Conservatives: ‘We’re Just Not Going to Tolerate It’ – MATTHEW BOYLE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/25/exclusive-mike-pence-on-social-media-censorship-of-conservatives-were-just-not-going-to-tolerate-it/

THE HILL
— Hundreds participate in, watch South Carolina boat parade in support of Trump – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/499443-hundreds-participate-in-watch-south-carolina-boat-parade-in

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “In crucial Florida, some senior voters cast a skeptical eye toward Trump’s reelection.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-crucial-florida-some-senior-voters-cast-a-skeptical-eye-toward-trumps-reelection/2020/05/25/4e5e2ef8-9ab4-11ea-89fd-28fb313d1886_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— California leased 15,000 hotel rooms to help homeless people. Half now sit empty – DOUG SMITH, BENJAMIN ORESKES
https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2020-05-19/newsom-coronavirus-homeless-population-hotel-project-roomkey

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Blue State Lockdown Blues The slow reopening in liberal states will hurt the national recovery. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-blue-state-lockdown-blues-11590446582
— For Economy, Worst of Coronavirus Shutdowns May Be Over Recovering air travel, hotel bookings and mortgage applications are among the early signs the U.S. economy is slowly creeping back to life – Harriet Torry and Josh Mitchell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-economy-worst-of-coronavirus-shutdowns-may-be-over-11590408000
— Is the SAT Really the Problem? Family breakdown causes serious disadvantages when it comes to college. – William McGurn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-sat-really-the-problem-11590424365
— The ‘Liberal Leaning’ Media Has Passed Its Tipping Point A return to balance would be commercially unviable. The best solution may be an honest embrace of bias. – Van Gordon Sauter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-liberal-leaning-media-has-passed-its-tipping-point-11590430876

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against those who do not wear masks.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/05/25/top-10-excuses-offered-for-not-wearing-masks-despite-covid-19-coronavirus/#53acdc0ab53d

PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY
— Coronavirus’s Disproportionate Impact on LGBTQ People – Charlie Everett, Bettina Ramon
https://www.pfaw.org/blog-posts/coronaviruss-disproportionate-impact-on-lgbtq-people/

May 25 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Trump threatens to pull RNC from NC, says Gov. Roy Cooper ‘in shutdown mood’ (DIERSEN: What is the status of the Illinois Republican Party State Convention? How many delegates are there in total and from each county, township, and Chicago ward?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-threatens-to-pull-rnc-from-nc-says-gov-in-shutdown-mood/6210242/
— Illinois lawmakers remove key obstacle in decadeslong efforts to build Chicago casino – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-legislature-budget-chicago-casino-coronavirus/6209065/
— 2 Chicago police officers injured while breaking up large crowd in Englewood – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/2-cpd-officers-injured-while-breaking-up-large-crowd-in-englewood/6209901/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/25/2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Does Joe Biden take black voters for granted? His latest gaffe suggests he might – SCOTT MARTELLE (DIERSEN: Who takes those who share your demographics for granted? I should write a book about those who take/took others for granted. I would focus on those who take/took the following for granted: those who are Republican Precinct Committeemen, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.))
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-joe-biden-black-voters-20200522-bviuwfyfazdirnqwmpkghx7ibe-story.html

CHICAGO SUB-TIMES
— “Finished, just finished”: Trump says he is done taking hydroxychloroquine Donald Trump promoted as a treatment for the coronavirus despite warnings from his own U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/25/21269521/trump-done-taking-hydroxychloroquine

WGN RADIO
— Rick Pearson speaks with Illinois Senate Republican leader Bill Brady
https://wgnradio.com/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-5-24-2020/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Hasn’t Worn A Mask Publicly. Here’s What Might Convince Him To.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-hasnt-worn-mask-publicly-heres-what-might-convince-him#stream/0

WTTW
— Pritzker ‘Disappointed’ that Lawmakers Failed to Pass New Rule to Punish Businesses Ignoring COVID-19 Order – Heather Cherone (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in punishing others in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? I should write a book about those who take the lead in punishing those in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who punish those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/24/pritzker-disappointed-lawmakers-failed-pass-new-rule-punish-businesses-ignoring-covid-19

WIREPOINTS
— No cuts, record spending, and hoping for a bailout. Six things you need to know about Illinois’ 2021 budget. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/no-cuts-record-spending-and-hoping-for-a-bailout-six-things-you-need-to-know-about-illinois-2021-budget-wirepoints/
— Never mind the courts, says Pritzker. Only his views of the ‘science and data’ matter. – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/never-mind-the-courts-says-pritzker-only-his-view-of-the-science-and-data-matter-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— Pandemic Puts Damper On Memorial Day Ceremonies – Jim Meadows
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/pandemic-puts-damper-on-memorial-day-ceremonies/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— President Trump Deems Churches “Essential”; Calls on Governors to Reopen Houses of Worship – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/president-trump-deems-churches-essential-calls-on-governors-to-reopen-houses-of-worship/

GOPUSA
— 30K More Registered Voters Than Eligible Voters In Detroit (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is on the voter rolls in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89316
— Jeff Sessions Failed His Biggest Test (DIERSEN: What tests do your critics/opponents say that you failed. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the tests that they hint/imply/argue/shout that I have failed as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. They include my including links in GOPUSA emails to articles that they do not like.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89338
— Former U.S. Rep. Allen West Hurt In Motorcycle Crash
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89347

BRIETBART
— Democrats Face Criticism for Not Wearing Face Masks, Violating Own Rules – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/24/democrats-face-criticism-for-not-wearing-face-masks-violating-own-rules/

AOL
— These unlikely celebrities still use AOL email accounts and we’re really not that surprised – TATIANA PILE (DIERSEN: How long have you had your email address? I have had [email protected] for more than 25 years, since January of 1995 when I was 46 years old. How long have you owned a computer system? I have owned a computer system since 1982 when I was 34 years old. While I worked for GAO during the 1990s, before GAO provided its staff with computer systems, I bought several computer systems and used them in my office. I published Milton Township Republican Organization’s (MTRO) first website in 2000 and served as MTRO’s webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010. I published Milton Township’s first website in 2001 and served as its webmaster 2001-2003. I served as Illinois Center Right Coalition’s webmaster 2004-2006. I have been sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000 and publishing copies of them at www.gopillinois.com since 2005. I have been on Facebook since January of 2009.)
https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2020/05/25/these-unlikely-celebrities-still-use-aol-email-accounts-and-were-really-not-that-surprised/24357428/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America.
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/499181-the-big-tent-unifying-america

CNN
— Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina – Betsy Klein and Jeff Zeleny (DIERSEN: What is the status of the Illinois Republican Party State Convention? How many delegates are there in total and from each county, township, and Chicago ward?)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/25/politics/trump-threatens-charlotte-republican-convention/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: The Coronavirus Is Deadliest Where Democrats Live Beyond perception and ideology, there are starkly different realities for red and blue America right now. – Jennifer Medina and Robert Gebeloff (DIERSEN: Obviously, therefore, the more Democrats who live in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your township, and in your county, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/25/us/politics/coronavirus-red-blue-states.html
— Pay Cuts Become a Tool for Some Companies to Avoid Layoffs “Shared sacrifice” in the white-collar ranks aims to avoid the cost of staffing up again. With no end to the crisis in sight, it is a leap of faith. – Nelson D. Schwartz (DIERSEN: When Republicans cut GAO’s budgets during the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran the agency never considered pay cuts. Instead, they used the budget cuts to get rid of their employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/business/economy/coronavirus-pay-cuts.html
— Are Cars Protecting Los Angeles? The city is reviled for its sprawl-and-crawl culture, but a pandemic can change things. – Amy Wilentz (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-car. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who are full of hatred against American-nameplate cars and full of hatred against those who own them.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/opinion/coronavirus-los-angeles-cars.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “On Somber Weekend, President shares Posts Demeaning Rivals. ” I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my judgment on which articles to include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those critics/opponents who paint/painted themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/us/politics/trump-tweets-racist.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Sows Doubt on Voting. It Keeps Some People Up at Night. A group of worst-case scenario planners — mostly Democrats, but also some anti-Trump Republicans — have been gaming out how to respond to various doomsday options for the 2020 presidential election.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/us/politics/trump-2020-election-voting-rights.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Considers Forming Panel to Review Complaints of Online Bias Move is likely to draw pushback from tech companies; ACLU raises free-speech concerns – John D. McKinnon and Alex Leary (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents side with the left against me and against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on a) those who discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS mails and b) those who discourage everyone from reading those emails. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and or financial clout. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give themselves standing to destroy individuals and to destroy organizations that are conservative and/or Republican.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-considers-forming-panel-to-review-complaints-of-online-bias-11590238800
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Left-wing bias in the tech world is a concern that definitely needs to be addressed from our vantage point, and at least exposed [so] that Americans have clear eyes about what we’re dealing with,” a White House official said. Mr. Trump has long expressed that viewpoint, and in a recent Twitter post indicated that a plan to address complaints of bias is in the works. “The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google,” Mr. Trump tweeted May 16, adding that his administration is “working to remedy this illegal situation.”)
— In Seattle, Coronavirus Fallout Opens Economic Divide Tech workers have been able to work from home, but manufacturing and service-sector employees are facing layoffs and infection risk –
Kim Mackrael and Andrew Tangel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-seattle-coronavirus-fallout-opens-economic-divide-11590328819
— Covid-19 Tests Come to Work Companies are asking more workers to take coronavirus tests, but the logistics are complicated Employers are puzzling over whom to test, and how often, particularly given that tests typically cost $100 or more each. – Sarah Krouse (DIERSEN: Are you a member of organizations? If so, what tests will those organizations require their members to pass to attend meetings? Will all members be required to pass tests or just those who are old, obese, and/or have health problems including diabetes? )
https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-tests-come-to-work-11590399001
— Summer Jobs Dry Up and Teens Face Highest Unemployment in Decades Younger workers’ go-to positions at pools, restaurants, golf courses are hit by the coronavirus – Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: What summer jobs did you have? I washed dishes during the summer of 1965. I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966. I delivered mail during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/summer-jobs-dry-up-and-teens-face-highest-unemployment-in-decades-11590312600

USA TODAY
— ‘Draconian’? ‘House arrest’? Coronavirus lockdowns prompt raft of lawsuits against states – Bart Jansen
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/25/coronoavirus-lockdowns-prompt-raft-lawsuits-against-states/5231533002/

BOSTON GLOBE
— Goodbye to hugs and handshakes Coronavirus allows us to leave some rituals behind. Good riddance! – Scot Lehigh
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/20/opinion/goodbye-hugs-handshakes/

DAILY POST
— Three fires in one week at homeless encampment near Facebook – EMILY MIBACH
https://padailypost.com/2020/05/24/three-fires-in-one-week-at-homeless-encampment-near-facebook/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, America-haters use coronavirus to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn America as being full of White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. If that is true, why do so many citizens of foreign countries who are non-White, who are female, and/or who are younger, who lack education, who lack job skills, who have financial problems, who have health problems, who have other problems, etc. come to America? Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. Democrats and RINOs promise citizens of foreign countries that if they come to America, they will get preference over citizens of America who are White, male, older, Trump supporters, Protestant, Republican, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/25/latino-workers-coronavirus-discrimination-meat-plants

May 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 110K with over 4.8K deaths; Pritzker releases business reopening guidelines – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-releases-business-reopening-guidelines/6208703/

NBC5
— More Than 2,500 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Illinois Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/more-than-2500-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-illinois-sunday/2277507/
— Trump’s Pitch to Voters: Trust Me, Economy Will Soar in 2021 – Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trumps-pitch-to-voters-trust-me-economy-will-soar-in-2021/2277474/
— Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Stay-at-Home Orders, Fear City May Shut Them Down A pair of Chicago churches once again violated limitations on gathering sizes and fear the city may shut them down – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-churches-continue-to-violate-stay-at-home-orders-fear-city-may-shut-them-down/2277539/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 67 coronavirus deaths Sunday, more than 2,500 new cases
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-67-coronavirus-deaths-sunday-more-than-2500-new-cases
— Judge won’t reconsider lawsuit brought by Michael Madigan opponent – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/judge-wont-reconsider-lawsuit-brought-by-michael-madigan-opponent
— Illinois churches holding services say they’re taking precautions – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-churches-holding-services-say-theyre-taking-precautions

WGN TV
— Churches holding services across Illinois say they’re taking precautions – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/churches-holding-services-across-illinois-say-theyre-taking-precautions/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces reopening rules for businesses as Illinois is poised to move to next phase and loosen restrictions – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-pritzker-coronavirus-business-reopening-20200524-4qfbnlefkbdwbhgt6h47mjp6ei-story.html
— You’re getting used to masks. Will you wear a face shield? – KNVUL SHEIKH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-face-mask-face-shield-20200524-t5nm5h46zveg7o26waryi7oelm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’ Despite a harsh new warning from Chicago’s public health chief, two Chicago churches defiantly held services Sunday in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/24/21269156/facing-threat-closure-city-encouragement-trump-churches-hold-services
— Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening The deaths and 2,508 new cases were announced on the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled specific guidelines for more businesses to open in coming days. – Ben Pope
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/24/21269094/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-pritzker-reopening-may-24
— Governor releases guidelines for more Illinois businesses to reopen in coming days Pritzker stressed that as more businesses reopen, the No. 1 priority will continue to be the health and safety of Illinois residents and workers. – Suzanne McBride
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/5/24/21269037/governor-releases-guidelines-more-illinois-businesses-reopen-coming-days
— After rocky start, legislative session like no other delivers casino win to boost Chicago and state The grownups asserted themselves in the Illinois Legislature, settled things down and accomplished more than we might have predicted. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/24/21268656/chicago-casino-illinois-house-senate-legislature-springfield-jim-durkin-jb-pritzker-lori-lightfoot

DAILY HERALD
— State reports 61 more COVID-19 deaths, as Pritzker releases new reopening guidelines – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200524/state-reports-61-more-covid-19-deaths-as-pritzker-releases-new-reopening-guidelines

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Big wins for Lightfoot and Pritzker in the just-wrapped Springfield session Chicago’s got its casino, Springfield Dems got their budget—plus the authority to borrow billions from the feds. Here’s what you need to know. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/big-wins-lightfoot-and-pritzker-just-wrapped-springfield-session

WTTW
— Illinois’ Pandemic-Era Budget Looks to Feds for More Help – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/24/illinois-pandemic-era-budget-looks-feds-more-help

WBBM
— At Issue: Jeanne Ives, 6th District Republican Congressional Candidate
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/at-issue-jeanne-ives-6th-district-republican-congressional-candidate

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Despite budget approval, much is in limbo after Illinois session – JERRY NOWICKI
https://qctimes.com/agriculture/despite-budget-approval-much-is-in-limbo-after-illinois-session/article_44fbae1e-4272-56aa-b35c-dd333124d524.html

SOUTHERN
— ‘Patriot Rally’ in Marion brings opposition to Illinois’ coronavirus response – Brian Munoz
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/patriot-rally-in-marion-brings-opposition-to-illinois-coronavirus-response/article_aa3a54ae-b77d-571b-8331-33a292bb9a8f.html
PHOTOS: https://thesouthern.com/news/local/photos-patriot-rally-in-marion-brings-opposition-to-coronavirus-response/collection_cef9e0ea-448d-57cc-bc93-a2b0dbc0cbfd.html

WGLT
— B-N Lawmakers Pan State Budget – CHARLIE SCHLENKER
https://www.wglt.org/post/b-n-lawmakers-pan-state-budget#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— ‘Toxic’ Illinois budget relies on federal bailout that might not come – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/toxic-illinois-budget-relies-on-federal-bailout-that-might-not-come/article_af3f782a-9e02-11ea-ba34-9712d2b2b44c.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ugaste “Strongly Opposes” Budget
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/ugaste-strongly-opposes-budget/
— Mid-State Legislator Summarizes Session Tom Bennett
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/mid-state-legislator-summarizes-session/
— McConchie Reacts to Session, Points Out Lack of Action by Dems Will Result in Automatic $1,600 Legislative Pay Hike
— http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/mcconchie-reacts-to-session-points-out-lack-of-action-by-dems-will-result-in-automatic-legislative-pay-hike/
— Female Democrat Surfaces to Challenge Republican Marty McLaughlin for David McSweeney’s State Rep. Seat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/23/female-democrat-surfaces-to-challenge-republican-marty-mclaughlin-for-david-mcsweeneys-state-rep-seat/
— Marci Suelzer, Opponent to Republican Marty McLaughlin, Surfaces
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/marci-suelzer-opponent-to-republican-marty-mclaughlin-surfaces/
— Illinois an Outlier in Coronavirus Reopening
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/illinois-an-outlier-in-coronavirus-reopening/
— IL-14: State Senate Approves Changes to Vote-by-Mail for November Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/il-14-state-senate-approves-changes-to-vote-by-mail-for-november-election/
— Point-Counterpoint: Jack Franks’ Plan to Cut County Board Salaries
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/23/point-counterpoint-jack-franks-plan-to-cut-county-board-salaries/
— Barrington Hills Village Board Unanimously Passes Resolution to Open Village Businesses and Churches and Raises Questions About Governor’s Legal Authority
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/23/barrington-hills-village-board-unanimously-passes-resolution-to-open-village-businesses-and-churches-and-raises-questions-about-governors-legal-authority/
— Did “Outlander’s” Col. Tryon Inspired Pritzker to Limit Public Gatherings to Ten People?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/22/did-outlanders-col-tryon-inspired-pritzker-to-limit-public-gatherings-to-ten-people/
— Court Order Finds Jack Franks “Willfully and Contumaciously” in Indirect Contempt of Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/22/court-order-finds-jack-franks-willfully-and-contumaciously-in-indirect-contempt-of-court/
— IL-14: Pinning the Extremist Label on Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/22/il-14-pinning-the-extremist-label-on-loren-underwood/
— McHenry County Turkeys Harvested, No Politicians Were Killed This Season
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/22/mchenry-county-turkeys-harvested-no-politicians-were-killed-this-season/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Pritzker foot-dragging Bailey case, claims no emergency exists – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/pritzker-foot-dragging-bailey-case-claims-no-emergency-exists/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker unveils business guidance; takes questions on budget, legislature, EO
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/24/pritzker-unveils-business-guidance-takes-questions-on-budget-legislature-eo/

BREITBART
— Illinois Lawmakers Approve Vote-by-Mail Expansion for November Election – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/23/illinois-house-approves-vote-mail-expansion-november-election/

THE HILL
— White House economic adviser: Unemployment rate could be ‘double digits’ in November – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/499348-white-house-economic-adviser-unemployment-rate-could-be-double-digits
— The Memo: Trump agenda rolls on amid pandemic – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/499259-the-memo-trump-agenda-rolls-on-amid-pandemic