September 28 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Amy Coney Barrett: ‘Judges are not policymakers’
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Facebook to do even more to censure conservatives.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/tech/dems-tell-facebook-to-get-serious-about-misinformation-and-hate/2345791/
— Trump Went Even Further Than Other Uber-Rich to Shrink Taxes The Times reported that Trump claimed a 200-acre family retreat in Bedford, New York, as an investment – Paul Wiseman and Marcy Gordon
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-went-even-further-than-other-uber-rich-to-shrink-taxes/2345949/
— Illinois Again Hits Metric for Inclusion on Chicago’s Travel Order Requiring Quarantine, Data Shows The 7-day rolling average number of new cases in Illinois stood at 15.7 new cases per 100,000 residents Monday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-again-hits-metric-for-inclusion-on-chicagos-travel-order-requiring-quarantine-data-shows/2345891/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan opts not to sit in the hot seat, but will legislative panel make him feel any heat? Advancing a charge to a disciplinary committee would take at least one of the Democrats siding with the three Republicans — and if the past few weeks are any indication, that’s not likely. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/28/21450241/madigan-committee-analysis-commonwealth-edison-comed-durkin-welch

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As Illinois Democrats look to pick up more suburban House seats, the fight could boil down to Trump vs. Madigan – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-2020-election-preview-20200928-neht43g7qvfz3ehcojn4xrwkbm-story.html
— University Park mayor: Contaminated water problem would be fixed if it was in ‘an affluent, white suburb’ – BILL JONES (DIERSEN: I lived in University Park full-time 1972-1974 and part-time 1974-1976.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-university-park-water-quality-response-st-0929-20200928-vmntvcqmtnbrxgxurdq5bdcwgu-story.html
— Trump claimed $70,000 in hair care expenses as a deduction on his income taxes, according to an exhaustive analysis of his tax records, conducted by New York Times journalists. – HEIDI STEVENS (DIERSEN: Democrats use tax return information to destroy Republicans. In 1978, the Democrats at Money Magazine and the Democrats at IRS used my tax returns to hint/imply/argue/shout that my education deductions were improper and should be disallowed. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the graduate business courses that I took at Loyola 1972-1976 and the graduate accounting courses that I had taken at DePaul since 1976 a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to qualify me for a “new trade or business,” d) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and e) were a distraction.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-trump-taxes-70000-hair-care-write-off-0928-20200928-mmvflabnjjdhpip6slbjtt2yue-story.html
— If tax report is true, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says President Trump ‘needs to apologize’ – GREGORY PRATT (DIERSEN: Who wants you to apologize and for what? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) blame me, b) blame what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) blame what I have done as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and c) blame what I did as 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, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member for all of their problems, for all of your problems, and for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-president-trump-taxes-20200928-r54knt3dofgo5dtrxyxo5ixagi-story.html
— How to spot and avoid spreading fake news – ALAN C. MILLER (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-fake-news-literacy-20200928-x5cn23oof5gwfmez63fy2gzpra-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Thousands of Trump supporters attend rally Sunday at Kane County Fairgrounds – Eric Schelkopf
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200928/thousands-of-trump-supporters-attend-rally-sunday-at-kane-county-fairgrounds
— Dig deep into candidates, issues with our ballot builder (DIERSEN: Questions to ask candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200928/dig-deep-into-candidates-issues-with-our-ballot-builder
— GOP House candidate Rick Laib wants to end Medicare, Medicaid – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200928/gop-house-candidate-wants-to-end-medicare-medicaid
— Yang v. Wehrli: 41st House District candidates debate graduated income tax plan – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200928/41st-house-district-candidates-debate-graduated-income-tax-plan
— Underwood, Oberweis spar over gun control, immigration – CASSIE BUCHMAN
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200928/underwood-oberweis-spar-over-gun-control-immigration

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Springfield spotlight on Madigan tomorrow The embattled speaker denies all and won’t be there as a special House panel starts hearing evidence on whether he should be removed from his job over possible involvement in the ComEd bribery scandal. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/springfield-spotlight-madigan-tomorrow

BELLVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clash in Highland, Illinois – MEGAN VALLEY
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article246063165.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— OUTSTANDING: Thousands of Trump supporters attend rally Sunday at Kane County Fairgrounds – ERIC SCHELKOPF
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/09/27/thousands-of-trump-supporters-attend-rally-sunday-at-kane-county-fairgrounds/af2hkg6/

SIU NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs get rid of you.
https://news.siu.edu/2020/09/092820-SIU-will-recognize-October-as-LGBTQ-History-Month.php

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— WATCH VIDEO: President Donald J. Trump: WARRIOR
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14997

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Minnesota Congresswoman Must Vacate Seat While Another Implicated in Voter Fraud Investigation Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/28/mn1/
— Daily Herald Endorses Michael Rein for Coroner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/28/daily-herald-endorses-michael-rein-for-coroner/
— Wilke Farm Hosts GOP Gathering
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/28/wilke-farm-hosts-gop-gathering/
— Daily Herald Endorses Mike Buehler over Jack Franks for County Board Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/28/daily-herald-endorses-mike-buehler-over-jack-franks-for-county-board-chairman/
— More Lower Fox River Trump Boat Parade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/28/more-lower-fox-river-trump-boat-parade/
— Rail Service for Huntley, Rockford Back on the Tracks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/28/rail-service-for-huntley-back-on-the-tracks/
— Trump 2020 Sign on Fox River Grove Park Hill Not Appreciated
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/28/message-of-the-day-a-sign-80/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CULTURAL MARXIST EDUCATION FOR THE KIDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/cultural-marxist-education-for-the-kids.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin to defy Welch *** Welch to Durkin: You can’t make statements or question witnesses, but you may be called to testify about your own ComEd role
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/28/welch-to-durkin-you-cant-make-statements-or-question-witnesses-but-may-be-called-to-testify-about-his-own-comed-role/
— Douglas, Menard statues removed from Statehouse grounds (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Illinois Democrats officially cancel Abraham Lincoln?)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/28/douglas-menard-statues-removed-from-statehouse-grounds/
— 1,709 new cases, 13 additional deaths, 1,491 in hospitals, 3.7 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/28/1709-new-cases-13-additional-deaths-1491-in-hospitals-37-percent-positivity-rate/
— Madigan tried (and mostly failed) to help Madigan loyalist get state jobs (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/28/madigan-tried-and-mostly-failed-to-help-madigan-loyalist-get-state-jobs/
— Nowlan heads dark money group against Kilbride
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/28/nowlan-heads-dark-money-group-against-kilbride/

BREITBART
— DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Focuses on Search Engine Monopoly – LUCAS NOLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/28/report-doj-antitrust-lawsuit-against-google-focuses-on-search-engine-monopoly/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Facebook Leaks Reveal Zuckerberg’s Struggle with Far-Left Employees – Alexander Hall
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2020/09/28/facebook-leaks-reveal-zuckerbergs-struggle-far-left

CNN
— Employees of Big Four tech companies show lopsided support for Biden campaign – Fredreka Schouten and Sonam Vashi
http://www.wicz.com/story/42691458/employees-of-big-four-tech-companies-show-lopsided-support-for-biden-campaign

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s long-hidden tax returns make him look like a terrible businessman, or a cheat. Probably both.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/28/trumps-long-hidden-tax-returns-make-him-look-like-terrible-businessman-or-cheat/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s taxes show why he is desperate to stay in office.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/28/trumps-taxes-show-why-he-is-desperate-stay-office/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Stunning new revelations about Trump’s taxes also expose a hidden weakness.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/28/stunning-new-revelations-about-trumps-taxes-also-expose-hidden-weakness/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump probably paid less in federal income tax than average middle-class American The president defended his actions in new Twitter post, but report shows Trump used tax strategies that most Americans can’t.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/09/28/trump-tax-middle-class/
— How Trump used the U.S. tax code to his benefit in three ways – David A. Fahrenthold and Joshua Partlow
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/tax-trump-legal-experts/2020/09/28/4142dd44-01c6-11eb-b7ed-141dd88560ea_story.html

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— Accountants favor Trump in election by large margin – Daniel Hood
https://www.accountingtoday.com/list/accountants-favor-trump-in-election-by-large-margin

NEWSWEEK
— Five Experts on the Possibility of an Election Month Instead of an Election Day, and What Both Parties Should Do – KATHERINE FUNG
https://www.newsweek.com/five-experts-possibility-election-month-instead-election-day-what-both-parties-should-do-1534339

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 79% Think Barrett’s Senate Confirmation Is Likely
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2020/79_think_barrett_s_senate_confirmation_is_likely

September 28 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 49 shot, 7 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/49-shot-7-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/6619005/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 49 shot, 7 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence. At least two of the homicide victims were teenagers.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/9/27/21458287/chicago-weekend-shooting-gun-violence-homicide-september-25-28

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Elections board says mail-in applicants who instead want to vote in person should first wait for their ballots to arrive – KELLI SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-voting-early-mail-delays-20200926-2yfkgw56czcs7ofzs3va4gmnrq-story.html
— Illinois Democrats look to win more suburban state legislative seats in November despite corruption probe – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-2020-election-preview-20200928-neht43g7qvfz3ehcojn4xrwkbm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200928/281771336634958
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says billboards honoring Breonna Taylor are not political – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-lori-lightfoot-breonna-taylor-billboards-20200925-ga3glriajzebpctxo7doj5co4y-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s what really happens when states raise taxes on millionaires As Pritzker pushes for higher rates on wealthiest, results of similar moves elsewhere shed light on likely effects. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/heres-what-really-happens-when-states-raise-taxes-millionaires

WGN RADIO
— Should you be worried about the virus when you go to vote? Dr. Most visits with Dean Richards – Ryan Pollock
https://wgnradio.com/health/should-you-be-worried-about-the-virus-when-you-go-to-vote-dr-most-visits-with-dean-richards/

WBEZ
— How Michael Madigan Went To Bat For The Wife And Mother Of The Chairman Investigating The ComEd Scandal  The House speaker tried to get state jobs for Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s relatives and others recommended by Welch, records show. – Dan Mihalopoulos (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/how-michael-madigan-went-to-bat-for-scandal-inquiry-chairmans-wife-and-mother/bbcd2bc4-6dbd-497b-9527-30ceee7e4fed

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Affordable health care at stake with Barrett’s nomination.”
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200927/durbin-affordable-health-care-at-stake-with-barrettrsquos-nomination

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Thousands of supporters of Pres. Donald Trump gathered Sunday for a rally at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. – ERIC SCHELKOPF
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/09/27/photos-trump-supporters-gather-in-st-charles-for-sunday-afternoon-rally/d9ms7g5/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Underwood, Oberweis debate police brutality, gun control, abortion – CASSIE BUCHMAN
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/27/underwood-oberweis-debate-police-brutality-gun-control-abortion/a1kwlc8/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Six months later: The ripple effect of COVID-19 in Central Illinois How the pandemic has changed us — and what we’ve learned – Allison Petty
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/six-months-later-the-ripple-effect-of-covid-19-in-central-illinois/article_33ec8720-c912-5b63-a9c3-d817a49d6027.html

SOUTHERN
— Demonstrators gather in Vienna City Park in response to alleged racist Snapchat group – Brian Munoz
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/demonstrators-gather-in-vienna-city-park-in-response-to-alleged-racist-snapchat-group/article_12c2aa10-e247-5867-b4fc-8faafc002d69.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Racist incident at Vienna high school leads to protest “You don’t know what it’s like to have to be so scared for the lives of your children” – Keaton Yates, Jamilah Lewis, and George Wiebe
https://dailyegyptian.com/102931/news/all-lives-cant-matter-until-black-lives-do-racist-incident-at-vienna-high-school-leads-to-protest/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— OUTSTANDING: Celebrate the Red, White and Blue event; Rep. Darin LaHood makes appearance – Austin Schick (DIERSEN: When will the Daily Herald report on the DuPage County Republican Central Committee’s outstanding rally in support of law enforcement Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2020, at the Klein Creek Golf Club in Winfield. Those who spoke included Jim Durkin, Bob Berlin, Jim Mendrick, Jeanne Ives, Jim Oberweis, Jim Zay, Tim Whelan, and Richard Jorgensen. Candidates included Jeannette Ward, Grant Wehrli, Amy Grant, Seth Lewis, Deanne Mazzochi, Peter Breen, Laura Curtis, Laura Hois, Babette Holder Youngberg, Chris Kachiroubas, Bob Grogan, Donald Puchalski, Sean Noonan, Brian Krajewski, Tim Elliott, Kevin Coyne, Robert Larsen, Karen Kelly, Mary Lou Wehrli and Judges Ann Celine Walsh, Monique O’Toole, James McCluskey, and Richard Felice. The hundreds of attendees included many Republican county and township officials and party leaders and Precinct Committeemen. Event sponsors included Berlin, Jorgensen, Cronin, Durkin, Zay, DiCianni, Puchalski, Larsen, Hart, Mendrick, Kachiroubas, Walsh, Felice, McCluskey, Noonan, Krajewski, Tornatore, Whelan, Dabrowski, Wilkens, Lewis, Boltz, Grinsby, A. Anderson, Monino, Henry, M.L. Wehrli, Musson, Kain, Grant, Hois, Carlson, Bergl, Kordik, and Kammes.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/celebrate-the-red-white-and-blue-event-rep-darin-lahood-makes-appearance/
(FROM THE ARTICLE :A rally held Sunday in the twin cities showing support for law enforcement, firefighters, and EMT’s. The Celebrate the Red, White and Blue Rally held by the McLean County Republicans was hosted at the Corn Crib Stadium and featured displays from local businesses, community tributes and appearances from local, state and federal lawmakers. Organizers said the goal of the event was to let first responders and other personnel that they are appreciated, especially in these times and every day. Congressman Darin LaHood showed his support Sunday afternoon said it’s time to end the talks across the nation that call for defunding the police.)

CHICAGO NOW
— Democrats hotly oppose gerrymandering…except in Illinois – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: In 2015, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeeded in gerrymandering my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Previously, they succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, and my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004.)
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/09/democrats-hotly-oppose-gerrymandering-except-in-illinois/

WIREPOINTS
— “Fix the problems instead of throwing more money into the bottomless pit that is unreformed Illinois” – Mark on with Mike Flannery
https://wirepoints.org/fix-the-problems-instead-of-throwing-more-money-into-the-bottomless-pit-that-is-unreformed-illinois-mark-on-with-mike-flannery/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CLERK SENDS WRONG POLLING LOCATION TO VOTERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/champaign-county-clerk-sends-wrong-polling-location-to-voters.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats focus on defeating Amy Grant.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/28/here-we-go-again-different-excerpt-leaked-of-rep-amy-grants-fundraising-call/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee to vote by Oct. 22 on Barrett nomination – Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/27/graham-senate-judiciary-committee-to-vote-by-oct-2/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois State football coach abruptly quits, puts ‘All Lives Matter to Our Lord’ sign on office door while leaving – Emma Colton
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/college-coach-abruptly-quits-puts-all-lives-matter-to-our-lord-sign-on-office-door-while-leaving

GOPUSA
— A Month Before The Election ‘Experts’ Predict ‘Huge Surge’ In Covid Cases
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95498
— America: Hundreds Turn Out For Trump Car Parade In Kansas City
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95489

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— An Answer to Urban Violence: Take Politics Out of Policing – Mark C. Curran Jr.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/09/25/an_answer_to_urban_violence_take_politics_out_of_policing_144291.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Fears grow of chaotic election.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/518350-fears-grow-of-chaotic-election
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want the military to be 100% anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The more that Democrats succeed at the aforesaid, the more firearms and ammunition that Republicans will buy for their self-defense.
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/518328-trump-pentagon-collide-over-anti-diversity-training-push

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn People of Praise.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/09/27/how-amy-coney-barretts-religious-group-helped-shape-a-city-422329
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in getting women to hate Trump.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/09/28/trump-women-voters-422346
— Trump readies thousands of attorneys for election fight Dozens of lawyers from three major firms have been hired. Thousands of volunteer attorneys and poll watchers across the country have been recruited. – ANITA KUMAR
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/27/trump-legal-network-election-day-fight-422035
— Black Women Reach Record Numbers in Down-Ballot Races. Kamala Harris is on the top ticket, but she has plenty of company in congressional races. – KELLY DITTMAR and GLYNDA C. CARR
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/09/23/black-women-record-down-ballot-races-420121

NEW YORK POST
— Trump blasts ‘disgraceful’ criticism of Amy Coney Barrett over Catholic faith – Aaron Feis
https://nypost.com/2020/09/27/trump-blasts-criticism-of-amy-coney-barrett-over-catholic-faith/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Vicious hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Contested elections can unleash violent white supremacy. We have seen it before. Why Trump’s refusal to commit to accepting the election results is so dangerous.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/09/28/contested-elections-can-unleash-violent-white-supremacy-we-have-seen-it-before/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Biden is slightly healthier, study says, but both presidential candidates may be ‘super-agers’ – JAMES RAINEY (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination a) to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) to curry favor with younger people. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.)
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-09-25/biden-trump-super-agers-longevity-study
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The presidential candidates and their supporters will likely keep belittling the other guy as a doddering old fool, but a group of geriatric experts say in a new paper that both President Trump and challenger Joe Biden appear to have the physical and cognitive tools to make it through four years in the White House. In fact, the two candidates’ relative good health and other advantages — parental longevity, access to top-notch healthcare and abstinence from smoking and drinking — suggest both men are likely to become long-living “super-agers,” who thrive well into their 80s, or beyond, according to a draft report written by three medical doctors and four researchers with expertise in public health, survival analysis and statistics. . .While the candidates are unusually healthy for their age, Biden is projected to live longer because of his routine fitness regimen, compared with Trump’s relatively sedentary lifestyle and obesity, according to the paper. which will be published in October in the Journal on Active Aging. The journal bills itself as “an indispensable tool for professionals who are dedicated to older adults living as fully as possible regardless of age.”)

USA TODAY
— Democrats, not Republicans, are hypocrites on filling SCOTUS seat Democrats accuse Republicans of being hypocrites in the issue of the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, but it is Democrats who are full of hypocrisy. – Rick Scott
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/25/democrats-scotus-hypocrisy-surrounding-empty-seat-column/3505321001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Everybody Expects the Anti-Catholic Inquisition – Dominic Green (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-Catholic.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/everybody-expects-the-anti-catholic-inquisition-11601154297
— Inflation Is Already Here—For the Stuff You Actually Want to Buy Prices are rising for things people need in the pandemic, even if the overall inflation number remains subdued – James Mackintosh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/inflation-is-already-herefor-the-stuff-you-actually-want-to-buy-11601112630
— Google Will Be Hard Habit to Break Regulators might have legitimate concerns about Google’s dominance in search, but there is little they can do if consumers use it anyway. – Dan Gallagher (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google does everything that it can a) to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms, b) elect Democrat Party candidates, and c) to defeat Republican Party candidates.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-will-be-hard-habit-to-break-11601128801

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, BRIBERY: Bloomberg Raises Millions So Floridians Convicted Of Nonviolent Felonies Can Pay Off Fines—And Vote – Jack Brewster
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2020/09/22/bloomberg-raises-millions-so-floridians-convicted-of-felonies-can-pay-off-fines-and-vote/#501fcac75d62

INC.
— These 5 Habits Will Help You Stay Focused All Day. – MINDA ZETLIN (DIERSEN: What do you do and what motivates you to stay focused on doing it? I put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email every morning and every evening. The continuing failure/refusal of Republican organizations in Illinois to keep Illinois Republicans up-to-date with government and political news and commentary continues to motivate me to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email every morning and every evening. The continuing massive efforts by my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) to discourage me from putting the emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading the emails also motivates me.)
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/focus-productivity-techniques-habits-traci-stein.html

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want federal employees and federal contractors to be 100% anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The more that Democrats succeed at the aforesaid, the more firearms and ammunition that Republicans will buy for their self-defense.
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/dod-reporters-notebook-jared-serbu/2020/09/industry-holds-its-breath-on-impact-of-trump-diversity-training-order/

FAST COMPANY
— 6 types of bad bosses and how to deal with them Should you look for a new job, or is there a way to build a productive working relationship? – JUDITH HUMPHREY (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those who supervised me while I worked for GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, Firestone Stores 1970-1972, and Post Office 1966-1969. I would focus on how they dealt with tremendous pressure from their Democrat superiors to get rid of me and to get rid of those who shared my demographics – Republican, conservative, draft avoider, White, male, Protestant, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc. Further, I should write a book about those who have lead the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on the aforesaid who blame me for all their problems, for all of your problems, for all my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems. I should title the book “The Scapegoaters.”)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90550967/6-types-of-bad-bosses-and-how-to-deal-with-them

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— With Anger at Police High, Officers Face Greater Danger – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-09-27/with-anger-at-police-high-officers-face-greater-danger

NEWSWEEK
— Trump Accuses Bloomberg of ‘Serious Crime’ in Helping Ex-Prisoners Vote – EMILY CZACHOR
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-accuses-bloomberg-serious-crime-helping-ex-prisoners-vote-1534505
— Discrimination Against Whites Needs More Attention, Say About Half of White Republicans in 3 Southern States – BENJAMIN FEARNOW (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs crow that they give preference to those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, poor, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and/or citizens of foreign countries. That is, ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs crow that they discriminate against those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and/or citizens of America.)
https://www.newsweek.com/discrimination-against-whites-needs-more-attention-say-about-half-white-republicans-3-southern-1534514

September 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois student-athletes, parents announce upcoming lawsuit regarding fall sports’ cancellation. Group gathered in front of Pritzker’s Gold Coast home. – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/sports/il-student-athletes-parents-announce-upcoming-lawsuit-regarding-fall-sports/6598733/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,604 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1604-new-covid-19-cases-14-deaths/6601114/
— Donald Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017: NY Times – AP (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years. Tax evasion is illegal. Tax avoidance is legal. What did you do to avoid paying higher federal taxes? Instead of renting, I bought the following and deducted mortgage interest and real estate taxes: a) a new town home in University Park in 1972, b) a studio condo in the Outer Drive East (ODE) building in downtown Chicago in 1974, and c) a one bedroom condo in the ODE building in 1976. My wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and we had one built in Wheaton in 1984. Instead of spending my time and money on other things, I paid for and deducted tuition, fees, and books a) to earn a job-related MBA from Loyola on 1976, b) to pass the job-related CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) to earn a job-related master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, d) to pass the job-related Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and e) to earn a job-related master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ny-times-trump-paid-$750-in-us-income-taxes-in-2016-2017/6605508/

NBC5
— Class-Action Lawsuit to be Filed Against IHSA to Allow Fall Sports to Begin
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/class-action-lawsuit-to-be-filed-against-pritzker-administration-to-allow-fall-sports-to-begin/2345397/
— GOP Invests $10M in Boosting Trump With Barrett Confirmation The RNC on Saturday unveiled a website to allow supporters to contact lawmakers to urge them to put Barrett on the court – Zeke Miller
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/president-trump/gop-invests-10m-in-boosting-trump-with-barrett-confirmation/2345363/
— Lockdowns Are Fading, But GOP Outrage Isn’t in Campaigns A majority of Americans — 69% — say they are still at least somewhat worried about themselves or their family members being infected with the virus – Paul J. Weber
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/lockdowns-are-fading-but-gop-outrage-isnt-in-campaigns/2345516/
— Trump Paid No Federal Income Taxes in 10 of Past 15 Years: NY Times Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid $750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected, 2016, and $750 again his first year in office. – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/ny-times-trump-paid-750-in-us-income-taxes-in-2016-2017/2345528/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump calls for Biden to take a drug test before upcoming presidential debate – Adam Shaw
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-calls-for-biden-to-take-a-drug-test-before-upcoming-presidential-debate

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump, with his baseless attacks on Joe Biden’s mental status, may have set a trap for himself in the first debate.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-joe-biden-donald-trump-first-debate-20200927-uofe6up3lzczxfff4amigv3wzm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Take the long view, Chicago, and make sure public transit survives and thrives post-COVID-19 Our roads cannot handle the “carpocalypse” that will result if public transit becomes unreliable just as travel increases to pre-COVID levels. – Amy Rynell, MarySue Barrett and Ron Burke
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/25/21456299/public-transit-metra-cta-pace-post-covid-expressway-traffic-jams-chicago
— Fact-check: Durbin’s claim about COVID-19 effect on U.S. economy vs. rest of the world off by a factor of wrong Asked repeatedly to provide records, studies or any other support to back up the claim, Sen. Dick Durbin’s staff did not respond. – BGA
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/27/21456365/durbin-fact-check-politifact-covid-19-economy-unemployment-gdp

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Lower Fox River Trump Boat Parade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/27/lower-fox-river-boat-parade/
— DeWitte Praised by Illinois State Chamber of Commerce
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/27/dewitt-praised-by-illinois-state-chamber-of-commerce/
— “All Politics Is Local”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/27/all-politics-is-local/
— IL-Sen/IL-06/IL-14: Democrats Target 1099 Workers Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/27/flsa1/
— 57,000 McHenry County Ballots in the Mail, 484 Vote in Person Friday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/57000-mchenry-county-ballots-in-the-mail-484-vote-in-person-friday/
— Franks Sends Press Release Saying He Favors Tax Flat Levy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/franks-sends-press-release-saying-he-favors-tax-flat-levy/
— McHenry Township Appointment History
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/mchenry-township-appointment-history/
— State GOP Mails for Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/state-gop-mails-for-oberweis/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Durbin: Democrats ‘can’t stop the outcome’ on SCOTUS fight – Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/27/durbin-democrats-cant-stop-the-outcome-on-scotus-f/

CENTER SQUARE
— Two former Illinois governors, now out of prison, have advice for House Speaker Michael Madigan – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/two-former-illinois-governors-now-out-of-prison-have-advice-for-house-speaker-michael-madigan/article_47a96262-ff77-11ea-bbfc-d3201d12b585.html

TOWNHALL
— Dick Durbin: We Can’t Prevent Barrett From Being Confirmed But… – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/09/27/watch-dick-durbin-admits-dems-cant-prevent-amy-coney-barrett-from-being-confirm-n2577016
— Democrats Take Aim At Amy Coney Barrett – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/09/26/democrats-take-aim-at-amy-coney-barrett-n2576989

PJ MEDIA
— Military Ballots Found in the Trash in Pennsylvania—All Were Trump Votes – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/election/matt-margolis/2020/09/24/military-ballots-found-in-the-trash-in-pennsylvania-all-were-trump-votes-n964614

CNN
— New York Times: Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of past 15 years beginning in 2000 – Paul LeBlanc
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/27/politics/trump-income-taxes-new-york-times-report/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Trump lashes out at New York Times report alleging years of tax avoidance According to The New York Times, Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency and again during his first year in office. – Allan Smith
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-lashes-out-new-york-times-report-alleging-years-tax-n1241220

NEW YORK TIMES
— President Trump, accompanied by his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, held a news conference at the White House minutes after The Times published a major new investigation into his tax returns.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/27/us/trump-vs-biden-elections#trump-insists-he-paid-a-lot-in-taxes-after-an-investigation-reveals-new-details-about-his-personal-finances
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “THE PRESIDENT’S TAXES LONG-CONCEALED RECORDS SHOW TRUMP’S CHRONIC LOSSES AND YEARS OF TAX AVOIDANCE.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/27/us/donald-trump-taxes.html
— Trump Calls Years of Tax Avoidance ‘Fake News,’ Attacks I.R.S. – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000007364069/trump-taxes.html

WASHINGTON POST
— OUTSTANDING: Barrett Could Be Most Conservative Justice Since Clarence Thomas – Bloomberg
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/barrett-could-be-most-conservative-justice-since-clarence-thomas/2020/09/26/7ebd759a-003f-11eb-b0e4-350e4e60cc91_story.html
— Trump avoided paying taxes for years, largely because his business empire reported losing more money than it made, report says – David A. Fahrenthold and Yeganeh Torbati
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-taxes/2020/09/27/8a58c618-010f-11eb-a2db-417cddf4816a_story.html

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— Nevada legislator uses horses to get out his message in Las Vegas (DIERSEN: Last Friday, I finished hand-delivering door-to-door the following to all 150 homes in my precinct a) that had at least one Republican or Independent voter and b) that had no Democrat yard signs: joint candidate piece from the Milton Township Republican Organization, sample ballot, literature from the 14 Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct who provided campaign literature, and my GOPUSA Illinois business card. Six of the aforesaid pieces had to be folded to fit inside the envelopes provided by the DuPage County Republican Central Committee. The envelopes had on them a) mailing labels provided by the DuPage County Election Division for each individual Republican or Independent voter and b) my return address label.)
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/las-vegas/nevada-legislator-uses-horses-to-get-out-his-message-in-las-vegas-2131003/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nevada Assemblyman Edgar Flores canvassed in his east Las Vegas neighborhood on Saturday. Flores, who is running for re-election in Assembly District 28, kicked off a campaign literature drop Saturday morning with many supporters on horseback. The event, which included distribution of literature for his campaign and for the Biden-Harris campaign, was designed to promote the vote within Latino community, Flores noted in an email to the Review-Journal on Friday.)

WOODLAND DAILY DEMOCRAT
— Woodland City Council candidates answer questions (DIERSEN: What questions do you want to ask candidates? I want to ask candidates the following question: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.dailydemocrat.com/2020/09/26/2020-election-woodland-city-council-candidates-answer-questions/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Nomination of Barrett Heightens Partisan Conflict as Election Nears Republicans look to move quickly through confirmation process; Democrats warn of threat to Obamacare – Andrew Duehren
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-nomination-of-barrett-heightens-partisan-conflict-as-election-nears-11601208052
— Inflation Is Already Here—For the Stuff You Actually Want to Buy Prices are rising for things people need in the pandemic, even if the overall inflation number remains subdued – James Mackintosh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/inflation-is-already-herefor-the-stuff-you-actually-want-to-buy-11601112630

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/09/27/all-the-republicans-who-have-endorsed-joe-biden-for-president/#359d19367340

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Achieving Diversity and Inclusion within the Securities and Financial Management Industry and its Legal Partners (DIERSEN: Meeting Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets is a “zero sum game.” For every employee who is hired or promoted who is Democrat, minority, female, or younger, an employee who is Republican, White, male, or older is not hired or promoted. All my coworkers who IRS and GAO promoted over me were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/achieving-diversity-and-inclusion-within-securities-and-financial-management
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Accountability and measurement are necessary to achieve results. Marcham encouraged us to avoid barriers that we often throw up, and not to see diversity and inclusion results as a “zero sum game.” Instead tangible D&I results are a chance to grow both inclusively and financially – the well-known win‑win. Lewis wryly observed the financial services industry measures everything so there is no excuse not to measure our results on D&I.)

BUSINESS LEDGER
— Best Places to work in Illinois (DIERSEN: One would expect that employers that give lots of preference to their employees who are members of certain groups would be ranked higher by their employees who are members of those groups. Because the federal government gives preference to its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or non-veteran, one would expect that those employees would rank the federal government very highly.)
https://www.dhbusinessledger.com/special-events/

VARIETY
— Trump’s Tax Returns Reveal Struggling Businesses but Big Windfall From ‘The Apprentice’ New York Times exposé sheds light on Trump’s tax returns. – Jordan Moreau
https://variety.com/2020/politics/news/trump-tax-returns-debt-the-apprentice-1234785033/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, if not already, if the groups that you are a member of do not promote LGBTQ, LGBTQ-promoters will call those groups hate groups.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/09/mike-pompeo-speaking-christian-hate-group-linked-fundraiser-right-election/

September 27 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Hundreds rally at Daley Plaza demanding justice for Breonna Taylor – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/hundreds-rally-in-chicago-demanding-justice-for-breonna-taylor-/6585352/
— Amy Coney Barrett becomes 1st Notre Dame grad, faculty member to be nominated for Supreme Court President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/barrett-becomes-1st-notre-dame-grad-faculty-member-to-be-nominated-for-supreme-court/6589097/
— Chicago representative leads West Side bike ride, bringing 2020 census awareness Ride began in Columbus Park – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicago-rep-leads-west-side-bike-ride-bringing-census-awareness/6598055/

WBBM RADIO
— Hundreds gather downtown for ‘Say Her Name’ rally to demand better justice for Breonna Taylor, more support for Black women – Rachel Pierson
https://www.radio.com/wbbm780/news/hundreds-gather-downtown-to-say-her-name-for-breonna-taylor

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Spike in burglaries in 2020 linked to downtown Naperville looting in June, police chief says – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-fbi-crime-stats-st-0927-20200925-734wqnikb5cbbmwtsveu3klqdq-story.html
— Donald Trump’s involvement in sports might be the most divisive, but he isn’t the only president who has meddled in our games – SHANNON RYAN (DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in getting sports to promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-donald-trump-presidents-sports-history-20200926-myjhxareajbjlc6cp4spfxgtua-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-donald-trump-election-ballots-page-20200925-6j6ofi67nrhjfgshocj34v2s6u-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-coup-transition-power-biden-election-supreme-court-gop-huppke-20200925-j2nso6hufrfvzhn5oyb4mddyta-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Doubt about police in Chicago manifests itself on racial lines in monitor’s survey, legal challenges over street stops – ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-racial-divide-chicago-policing-20200925-vjkgodoznrc7hipqqae225zi2a-story.html
— Huge letters spelling out ‘Naperville Together’ to be first artwork done by Art of Inclusion group – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: Democrats want the following groups to be “together:” anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christians, anti-Protestants, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-art-of-inclusion-st-0925-20200924-6d53vd2ljbglhfp76fujnizpwu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Seth Lewis for House Dist. 45
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200923/endorsement-seth-lewis-for-house-dist-45
— ‘Naperville Together’ street mural painted in city’s downtown (DIERSEN: Democrats want the following groups to be “together:” anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christians, anti-Protestants, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200926/naperville-together-street-mural-painted-in-citys-downtown

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— If it’s about state finances, it must be bad news – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/subscriber/20200927/statehouse-insider-if-itrsquos-about-state-finances-it-must-be-bad-news

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois officials begin mailing 1.8M mail-in ballots to voters – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Officials-begin-mailing-1-8M-mail-in-ballots-to-15599637.php

TELEGRAPH HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Southwest Wisconsin Republicans gather in support of Trump, local candidates – KAYLI REESE
https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/tri-state/article_ba2aecfd-9a51-57c5-801d-6c2624e191ef.html

HERALD REVIEW
— Illinois-based Judge Amy Coney Barrett, high court pick, is Scalia’s heir – AP
https://herald-review.com/ap/washington/watch-now-illinois-based-judge-amy-coney-barrett-high-court-pick-is-scalias-heir/article_ae55e640-190b-5f7c-b84f-e97700271aca.html

HERALD & NEWS
— Illinois Supreme Court names diversity officer (DIERSEN: Diversity officers are under tremendous pressure to get rid of those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/illinois-supreme-court-names-diversity-officer/article_a6c7d9b3-88d8-56a3-8829-9abe84b3a8e7.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Breonna Taylor to promote hatred against Trump.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/in-breonna-taylors-name-devastation-and-a-search-for-hope
— If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote religious discrimination. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or government clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Missouri Synod Lutherans.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/if-barrett-joins-supreme-court-would-have-six-catholics

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Given all the “Fake Nurse” labelling stemming from her infamous 2018 TV commercial, Underwood dons scrubs for first time in 2020
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/26/scrubs1/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— ABC Town Hall Masquerades Anti-Trump Activists as ‘Uncommitted’ Voters – Collin Anderson (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who falsely masquerade themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican?)
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/abc-town-hall-masquerades-anti-trump-activists-as-uncommitted-voters/

BREITBART
— Voters in 4 Battleground States File Lawsuits Claiming Election Meddling Funded by Mark Zuckerberg – LUCAS NOLAN (DIERSEN: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative haters in Illinois want you a) to stop reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) to stop visiting www.gopillinois.com , and c) to spend all your time on Facebook.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/26/voters-in-4-battleground-states-file-lawsuits-claiming-election-meddling-funded-by-mark-zuckerberg/

BLAZE
— The backlash is intense after left-wing author suggests Amy Coney Barrett adopted Haitian children to shield herself from accusations of racism ‘This person is a disgusting racist. Period’ – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents would suggest that I did the following to shield me from accusations of racism: a) I asked Firestone Stores to assign me to its Chicago Heights Store in 1970, b) I asked IRS to assign me to its Harvey office in 1971, and c) I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ibram-kendi-attacks-amy-coney-barrett-children

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Left’s Moral Compass Isn’t Broken – Dennis Prager
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/09/17/the-lefts-moral-compass-isnt-broken/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: All of my life, I have said that the left’s moral compass is broken. And all of my life, I was wrong. Why I was wrong explains both the left and the moral crisis we are in better than almost any other explanation. I was wrong because in order to have a broken moral compass, you need to have a moral compass to begin with. But the left doesn’t have one. This is not meant as an attack. It is a description of reality. The left regularly acknowledges that it doesn’t think in terms of good and evil. Most of us are so used to thinking in those terms—what we call “Judeo-Christian”—that it is very difficult for us to divide the world in any other way.)

TOWNHALL:
— Time to Stand Up Against Big Tech – Loyd Pettegrew
https://townhall.com/columnists/loydpettegrew/2020/09/27/time-to-stand-up-against-big-tech-n2577003

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Soaring wealth during pandemic highlights rising inequality – AP (DIERSEN: One would expect that the more that the pandemic has harmed you, the more likely that you will vote for Democrats.)
https://www.sbsun.com/2020/09/21/us-household-wealth-hits-record-even-as-economy-struggles/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Tyler Smith to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/family-continues-plead-answers-2018-death-son-tyler-smith-illinois-n1241174

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers use Belushi to push pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jim-belushi-cannabis-farmer/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “To Beat Trump, Mock Him.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/opinion/sunday/trump-politics-humor.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Voters Believe Winner of Election Should Fill Court Vacancy.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/27/us/politics/poll-supreme-court-trump-biden.html
— Trump jokes about needing ‘a couple more terms.’ ‘12 more years,’ the crowd chants.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/25/us/trump-vs-biden-election#trump-jokes-about-needing-a-couple-more-terms-12-more-years-the-crowd-chants
— How Trump’s Race-Baiting Lets Liberals Off the Hook – Matthew Desmond (DIERSEN: Everyone want to live where they are the majority. Democrats used to push integration, but now they push segregation.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/23/magazine/donald-trump-suburban-lifestyle-dream.html
— Amy Coney Barrett and the New, Old Anti-Catholicism Critics of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee argue that pious Catholics are a problem for liberalism. They have a point. – Elizabeth Bruenig (DIERSEN: To harm me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) stress that my parents had me baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL), b) that my parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the MSL, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/opinion/sunday/amy-coney-barrett-catholic-supreme-court.html
— Democrats Focus Objections to Barrett in Terms of Policy, Not Character – Shane Goldmacher and Katie Glueck (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican focus on demonizing, denigrating, and condemning my character, motives, and judgement. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) who focus on demonizing, denigrating, and condemning my character, motives, and judgement.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/us/politics/coney-barrett-biden-democrats-supreme-court.html
— Trump Attacked Rochester Protesters. Not All Local Republicans Agree. In Western New York, the president’s vilification of Black Lives Matter protests has forced candidates to decide whether to line up behind him. – Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Jesse McKinley (DIERSEN: If you promote BLM, you shout that you are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/nyregion/rochester-trump-protests-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “In Critical Swing State, Trump Again Stokes Doubt on Election Process. The president has spent months falsely insisting — against evidence offered by his own government officials — that mail-in ballots are subject to widespread fraud.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/us/politics/trump-rally-middletown-pa.html
— How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed When a majority of City Council members promised to “end policing as we know it” after George Floyd’s killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter. – Astead W. Herndon
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/us/politics/minneapolis-defund-police.html
— Minneapolis officials said they would defund the police. Some now regret that pledge. – Astead W. Herndon
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/26/us/politics/minneapolis-officials-said-they-would-defund-the-police-some-now-regret-that-pledge.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden maintains lead over Trump nationally in stable presidential race.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-trump-biden-post-abc/2020/09/26/940ef678-ff7f-11ea-9ceb-061d646d9c67_story.html
— Some see irony in virus’ impact on Mayflower commemoration – AP (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican, the longer ago that your ancestors immigrated to America, the more that Democrats demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/some-see-irony-in-virus-impact-on-mayflower-commemoration/2020/09/22/2e267a88-fcd8-11ea-b0e4-350e4e60cc91_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— An examination of The Times’ failures on race, our apology and a path forward – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who wants you to apologize and for what? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) blame me, b) blame what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) blame what I have done as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and c) blame what I did as 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, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member for all of their problems, for all of your problems, and for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-09-27/los-angeles-times-apology-racism

USA TODAY
— Amy Coney Barrett: Talented judge, popular professor brings solid conservative credentials – Richard Wolf and Maureen Groppe (DIERSEN: How would Barrett have ruled in Diersen v. GAO? In Diersen v. GAO, the 7th Circuit ruled that employers can discriminate against their employees because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/26/who-amy-coney-barrett-talented-judge-conservative-credentials/3494471001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: During her three years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which includes Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, Barrett has ruled in cases involving abortion, sexual assault, guns, race and immigration. Among them: . . Race: Barrett helped to block the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s effort to stop an employer from transferring Chicago-area employees based on their race or ethnicity. The agency had accused AutoZone of making the transfers to reflect area demographics. Three dissenting judges said the policy “deprived people … of employment opportunities at their preferred geographic location.” Age discrimination: Barrett ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not apply when policies impact plaintiffs unintentionally. The ruling went against a 58-year-old job applicant who lost out to someone half his age when the company sought to hire a person with less than seven years’ experience.)

OMAHA
— No dinner and drinks? Candidates get creative as the coronavirus changes political fundraising – Joseph Morton
https://omaha.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/no-dinner-and-drinks-candidates-get-creative-as-the-coronavirus-changes-political-fundraising/article_77d6e190-b8a5-52bd-9d27-342ddc065bfa.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Democrat slime time for Trump’s Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholicism – HOWIE CARR (DIERSEN: Democrats slime all Christians.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/09/26/howie-carr-democrat-slime-time-for-trumps-supreme-court-pick-amy-coney-barretts-catholicism/

DELAWARE STATE NEWS
— What question would you ask candidates? (DIERSEN: What questions do you want to ask candidates? I want to ask candidates the following question: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://delawarestatenews.net/qotd/qotd-what-would-you-ask-delaware-candidates/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Christian-hating Christian-hater says “Here’s What To Know About People Of Praise, The Christian Group Amy Coney Barrett Belongs To.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/karenrobinsonjacobs/2020/09/26/heres-what-to-know-about-people-of-praise-the-christian-group-amy-coney-barrett-belongs-to/

MARKET WATCH
— Some wealthy Americans are already prepping their finances for a Joe Biden presidency — here’s how – Andrew Keshne
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/some-wealthy-americans-are-prepping-their-finances-for-a-possible-joe-biden-presidency-this-is-all-going-up-and-you-may-never-see-it-as-good-as-it-is-now-2020-09-16

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Amy Coney Barrett Picked by Trump to Push Court Further to Right.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-26/amy-coney-barrett-picked-by-trump-to-push-court-further-to-right
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s Choice of Barrett May Not Sway Female Voters He Lacks.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-27/trump-s-choice-of-barrett-may-not-sway-female-voters-he-lacks

MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD
— Different Types of Adverse Actions Use Different Rules (DIERSEN: According to my Democrat superiors in the federal government, they never took any adverse actions against me. However, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My Democrat superiors in the federal government would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.mspb.gov/studies/adverse_action_report/5_DifferentTypes.htm

NATION
— A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Amy Coney Barrett’s Extremist Religious Beliefs Merit Examination.” I should write a book about those who have used against me fact a) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as Missouri Synod Lutheran, b) that I am 100% German American, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/amy-coney-barrett-religious/

September 26 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Trump intends to pick conservative Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court nominee – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-intends-to-tap-barrett-for-supreme-court-sources/6575998/
— As Fair Tax Amendment vote approaches, some Republicans accuse governor of intimidation Illinois is 1 of only 8 states with a flat tax – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/some-republicans-accuse-governor-of-intimidation-over-fair-tax-amendment/6566931/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Team Pritzker’s new threat to raise everyone’s taxes – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-tax-graduated-illinois-20200925-7xdknnlvcnhk5a4bacf6t2ip6e-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot, labor leaders call for congressional help on Chicago’s coronavirus revenue hole – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicagolori-lightfoot-labor-letter-congress-aid-package-20200925-z77eijtvwfa6tc2bydyhxx5qp4-story.html
— Demonstrators call for justice outside Lake County Courthouse during Kyle Rittenhouse extradition hearing – KARIE ANGELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-rittenhouse-vigil-st-0926-20200925-ipbtzclhgfgj3pyb3sivtmqx7i-story.html
— A look in the mirror: We vote for candidates who reflect us – JEFF SCRIMA (DIERSEN: Those who are the following vote for candidates who are the following: anti-law enforcement officers, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How many of the aforesaid are voters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? How many of the aforesaid are candidates on ballots in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? What percent of the yard signs being displayed in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county are a) for Democrat candidates and b) for Republican candidates?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-commentary-politics-mirrors-20200925-lgi7vfqk35dnffx6g23mzphjsy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker’s income tax battle heats up with warnings of tax hikes, verbal exchange of ‘scare tactics’ vs. ‘a number of lies’ The flurry of rhetoric came after Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton’s warning of a potential 20% tax increase if voters reject Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax proposal. – David Roeder and Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/25/21456006/illinois-income-tax-juliana-stratton-big-increase-ahead-amendment-fails
— Madigan tells House panel to start the probe without him: ‘I have provided all of the answers I can give’ Madigan’s letter to the committee appears to be his most substantive response yet to the bombshell bribery case against ComEd. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/25/21456958/speaker-mike-madigan-investigative-panel-commonwealth-edison-comed-durkin-house
— Lightfoot defends using electronic billboards to display #SayHerName message honoring Breonna Taylor Some aldermen criticized the mayor, saying the billboards are for public service announcement and safety alerts. “It’s a political statement,” said Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st). – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/25/21456133/mayor-lightfoot-criticized-over-breonna-taylor-billboard-message

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Republicans blast Stratton for tax hike comments – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200925/republicans-blast-stratton-for-tax-hike-comments

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Six University of Illinois administrators and a campus Jewish organization quickly criticized a newly-adopted Illinois Student Government resolution calling on the UI to divest from its own police department and those of Champaign and Urbana, as well as corporations it said are contributing to human-rights violations. – Debra Pressey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/sharp-criticism-follows-ui-student-government-action/article_1fe71d31-1fa6-5ab2-99eb-61414d08e85d.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— ‘We must address the effects of climate change’ Students rally in Hinsdale against environmental racism – JOSHUA WELGE (DIERSEN: If I ran of a government or for a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that my father worked for a chemical plant in Chicago Heights for 28 years that dumped pollution on Blacks.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/09/26/we-must-address-the-effects-of-climate-change-students-rally-in-hinsdale-against-environmental-racism/an22ty3/
— Photos: Hinsdale for Black Lives Matter strike against environmental racism – ERICA BENSON
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lists/2020/09/26/ab2e677985a74fe294dc34eaf6c77ea3/index.xml
— James Doe v. Dennis Hastert jury trial set for February 2021 – KATIE FINLONE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/09/25/james-doe-v-dennis-hastert-jury-trial-set-for-february-2021/awy3mfo/

WSIL TV
— Locals protest over Breonna Taylor case – Denise Turner
https://wsiltv.com/2020/09/25/locals-protest-over-breonna-taylor-case/

CHICAGO PATCH
— Gov. Pritzker Pledges Racial Equity, Activists Hear ‘Lip Service’ Pritzker’s public pledge to deliver equity in Black community is “hypocritical lip service” without action, activist says. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: How soon will Pritzker issue an executive order a) to officially take income, assets, and opportunities away from Republicans in Illinois and b) to give that income, that wealth, and those opportunities to Blacks in Illinois?)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/gov-pritzker-pledges-racial-equity-activists-hear-lip-service

CENTER SQUARE
— Nearly half of all Illinois statehouse seats uncontested – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/nearly-half-of-all-illinois-statehouse-seats-uncontested/article_02a02cc0-ff70-11ea-a38b-2f785c785f92.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett Over Howls of Rage from RBG Worshippers – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/trump-nominates-amy-coney-barrett-over-howls-of-rage-from-rbg-worshippers/

FOX NEWS
— Pro-Trump crowd in Illinois (Northbrook) opposes Trump-bashing ‘Coronavirus Death Scoreboard’ “You don’t see the Republicans attacking other people,” a student organizer says – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/us/pro-trump-crowd-in-illinois-opposes-trump-bashing-coronavirus-death-scoreboard

BREITBART
— Facebook Censors Tucker Carlson for ‘False News’ – ALLUM BOKHARI (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and their many efforts to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/25/facebook-censors-tucker-carlson-for-false-news/
— Poll Shows Majority Turn Against Rioters, Media – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2020/09/23/nolte-poll-shows-majority-turn-against-rioters-media/

THE HILL
— Ending the Hyde Amendment is no longer on the backburner – DESTINY LOPEZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/518332-ending-the-hyde-amendment-is-no-longer-on-the-backburner
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump furor stokes fears of unrest.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/518363-the-memo-trump-furor-stokes-fears-of-unrest?rnd=1601075935

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “Why the right-wing has a massive advantage on Facebook.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/26/facebook-conservatives-2020-421146

CNBC
— Trump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett ensures abortion fight for election’s final day – Tucker Higgins
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/25/trump-supreme-court-pick-barrett-ensures-election-fight-over-abortion.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Will Amy Coney Barrett Cost Republicans the Senate?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-scotus.html?searchResultPosition=7
— How to Predict Merit Aid in a Strange College Application Season Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts? – Ron Lieber
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/your-money/merit-aid-SAT-optional.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— On Being Black and Conservative The Heritage Foundation’s president on the racial progress she’s experienced, the problems that remain, and becoming a target of Fox host Tucker Carlson. – Nicole Ault
https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-being-black-and-conservative-11601061892
— If the nominee is Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats should resist the urge to target her for her faith. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-truth-about-people-of-praise-11600990129

DETROIT NEWS
— Google’s search business targeted in US antitrust case – David McLaughlin and Gerrit De Vynck (DIERSEN: Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/09/25/googles-search-business-targeted-us-antitrust-case/3529515001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Barr has been a key ally in Donald Trump’s crackdown on technology giants. The U.S. president has railed against internet companies for allegedly censoring conservative viewpoints online.)

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The US can afford to pay reparations to Black Americans — as long as it sells some federal lands – Rashawn Ray (DIERSEN: How strongly do Democrats blame you for the problems that Blacks have? The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats blame you for the problems that Blacks have: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/why-use-federal-lands-pay-reparations-slavery-2020-9

WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Is Facebook growing too close to Trump?”
https://theweek.com/articles/939431/facebook-growing-close-trump

MANAGEMENT CONSULTED
— Accenture Careers (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use up-or-out to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://managementconsulted.com/accenture-careers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The competitive environment, the up-or-out promotion schedule, and the sheer size of the company ensure a high rate of turnover. This means that Accenture jobs are frequently available, in a variety of roles as well as office locations. These jobs are posted at multiple forums, but you can be sure to find some at Glassdoor and Indeed.)

VANCOUVER SUN
— NDP, Liberal and Green parties have subtly different plans to keep people safe while campaigning – Lori Culbert (DIERSEN: Of course, ever-increasing, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that because of the pandemic and because of my terrible demographics (old, overweight, White, male, type-2 diabetic, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, and owner of six American nameplate cars and one SUV), I should NOT do anything to help elect candidates and b) I should resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. Nevertheless, yesterday, I finished hand-delivering door-to-door the following to all 150 homes in my precinct a) that had at least one Republican or Independent voter and b) that had no Democrat yard signs: joint candidate piece from the Milton Township Republican Organization, sample ballot, literature from the 14 Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct who provided campaign literature, and my GOPUSA Illinois business card. Six of the aforesaid pieces had to be folded to fit inside the envelopes provided by the DuPage County Republican Central Committee. The envelopes had on them a) mailing labels provided by the DuPage County Election Division for each individual Republican or Independent voter and b) my return address label.)
https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/bc-election/dont-pet-voters-dogs-or-sneeze-on-campaign-literature-a-few-of-the-b-c-party-covid-tips-for-staff

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The three main parties supplied their safety plans to Postmedia, and there are obvious similarities around mask-wearing, social distancing, handwashing and staying home when sick. But there are also differences. At the NDP camp, workers from different parts of the campaign are “bubbled” and not allowed to interact with their fellow party workers. That is not only a drag for the Smith brothers, but for senior bus staffer Marie Della Mattia and her daughter, Emily, who works at NDP headquarters. The NDP says its rules are based on guidelines from WorkSafeBC and Henry’s office: At headquarters, staff work in small cohort teams that arrive and eat at different times while those on the bus sit in spread-out seats and hand sanitize after every stop. On Thursday, the party issued new protocols for journalists, which includes an online form that asks for symptoms and collects contact-tracing information. The Liberals’ safety plan includes many of those same elements, but also details minimizing the number of workers in campaign offices, prohibiting the public from entering the offices or requiring appointments, and using plastic or shower curtains barriers when physical distance cannot be maintained. The Liberals also have rules for canvassing, which includes limiting physical contact with doorbells and railings, hand-sanitizing between each house, never going into voters’ houses, and never petting their dogs and cats. Campaign material should be carried in a plastic bag, workers must “take every possible precaution to avoid sneezing” on it, and it should never be handed directly to a voter. Liberal events should have no more than 50 people, ideally be held outside, provide masks and sanitizer and, when possible, have assigned seating, the party says. In its safety material, the Green party acknowledges that “COVID-19 has created a situation where campaigning is going to look very different.” For starters, canvassers should wear gloves and, this year more than ever, respect a voter who isn’t interested. “Canvassers must understand that the public may not be comfortable with this type of activity at their place of residence. Team members will need to be polite, respectful and sensitive to people’s comfort levels,” the Green material says. Only team members in the same household bubble should travel in a car together. If additional people must be in the car, roll the windows down. In campaign offices, door handles, printers and sink taps must be cleaned several times a day, and Green party volunteers should avoid using common coffee pots, kettles or microwaves — which could make for some tired and hungry volunteers. Even when it comes to donations, the rules have changed. The Green party would prefer “contactless” transactions, presumably e-transfers, or old-fashioned cash can be dropped into a container with a slot on top.)

September 25 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Woman tased, arrested after not wearing mask at Ohio football game
https://abc7chicago.com/woman-tased-arrested-after-not-wearing-mask-at-football-game/6555132/

— Virginia governor Ralph Northam, wife, test positive for coronavirus
https://abc7chicago.com/ralph-northam-coronavirus-virginia-governor-covid-19/6558185/

WGN TV
— Boystown neighborhood changing name to Northalsted Of nearly 8,000 people polled, 58% wanted to keep the name, 20% said they felt unwelcome under the current title. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ make those like me who do not promote LGBTQ feel unwelcome. How strongly is LGBTQ promoted in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, and in your precinct?)
https://wgntv.com/news/boystown-neighborhood-changing-name-to-northalsted/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago police union president says Dem pols spread ‘false’ Breonna Taylor narrative to boost Biden’s Black support “They’re trying to incite anger and get people riled up to make sure they show up to the polls. Police are the boogie man,” FOP President John Catanzara said. “They’re really willing to sell their souls for an election because they hate the President that much.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/9/24/21455138/breonna-taylor-shooting-chicago-police-charges-catanzara-trump-biden-pritzker-lightfoot
— ComEd accepts GOP ‘invitation to provide testimony’ at Madigan hearing — but Democrats mum on how to handle RSVP Whether Democrats will agree to the Republicans’ plans to take testimony is unclear. Also unclear is what testimony current company officials could give, as none of them have been implicated directly in any of the alleged wrongdoing. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/24/21455260/madigan-durkin-comed-commonwealth-edison-hearing-lausch-prosecutors-committee
— ‘Boystown’ banners to be removed because nickname makes some in LGBTQ community feel unwelcome The Northaslted Business Alliance also will stop using the nickname in its marketing materials. – Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ make those like me who do not promote LGBTQ feel unwelcome. How strongly is LGBTQ promoted in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, and in your precinct?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/24/21454640/boystown-banners-removed-nickname-petition-lgbtq-community

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Would we say their names if police were killed? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-police-attacked-john-kass-20200925-rlhmgz2hajhorklkjhjocw3bum-story.html
— Trump says he’s ‘not a fan’ of Meghan Markle after she urges Americans to vote – CHRISTI CARRAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-trump-meghan-markle-voting-20200924-kcs4bsfqd5hfph5pbhox3tavgu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Pat O’Brien for Cook County state’s attorney – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200925/endorsement-pat-obrien-for-cook-county-states-attorney
— Weekend service to continue, Metra, RTA officials say – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/weekend-service-to-continue-metra-rta-officials-say
— Define ‘divisive’ – Vincent J. Heaton, Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200925/define-divisive
— Witness mandate vex some new mail-in voters in key states – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200925/news/309259941/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— As state’s finances fall from bad to worse, where’s bottom? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-as-states-finances-fall-from-bad-to-worse-wheres-bottom/article_c0e551cb-10b2-5a61-beb3-5a278e010782.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Tear Gas Deployed In Atlanta During Breonna Taylor Protests – BRAKKTON BOOKER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/tear-gas-deployed-atlanta-during-breonna-taylor-protests#stream/0
— Trump Warns Social Media As Justice Department Aims To Weaken Tech’s Legal Shield – SHANNON BOND (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to make me responsible for what their critics/opponents post on websites. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and their critics/opponents.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/justice-department-proposes-weakening-social-medias-legal-shield#stream/0
— As Pro-Trump Caravans Hit Roads Across U.S., Organizers Are Upbeat Despite Tensions – JOEL ROSE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/pro-trump-caravans-hit-roads-across-us-organizers-are-upbeat-despite-tensions#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/health-officials-seek-to-block-trump-rally-in-virginia

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Officials Debate Diversity In Testy Emails Trustee says Burr Ridge government feels like “good old boys club.” Mayor responds that village is promoting diversity. – David Giuliani (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-officials-debate-diversity-testy-emails

NORTHBROOK PATCH
— Trump Rally Planned Friday Near Coronavirus Death Scoreboard The Northbrook event is being organized by a Glenbrook North High School junior, who said he was attacked last weekend – Eric DeGrechie
https://patch.com/illinois/northbrook/trump-rally-planned-friday-near-coronavirus-death-scoreboard

CHICAGO NOW
— YouTube censored my post – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/09/youtube-censored-my-post/

CENTER SQUARE
— Hard to trust Illinois politicians who won’t trust voters with the truth – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-hard-to-trust-illinois-politicians-who-won-t-trust-voters-with-the-truth/article_28ce1ed6-feb5-11ea-9119-57eadad6d0bd.html
— Proposed income tax amendment on minds of interest groups, politicians as early Illinois voting begins – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/proposed-income-tax-amendment-on-minds-of-interest-groups-politicians-as-early-illinois-voting-begins/article_9653c402-fe91-11ea-ad3c-87eeedbd7436.html

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DuPage County Early Voting off to great start – Hundreds vote in person on first day
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2020/63514/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The first day of Early Voting in DuPage County has gone smoothly, with hundreds of voters – some of whom lined up outside the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton before dawn – having cast their ballots by mid-afternoon. “We’re quite happy with how it’s gone today,” DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said. “Though the line of voters snaked through the Fairgrounds parking lot today, people were patient, they practiced social distancing, and everyone – voters, pollworkers, and my staff – worked together to make this first day run smoothly.” At 8 a.m. the doors to the polling place at the Fairgrounds were opened and Kaczmarek announced, “the polls are open!” At the close of the day, 660 voters had exercised their right to vote at the Fairgrounds. The site is open 8 a.m. thru 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 16, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 17. Hours, as well as the number of Early Voting sites, expand on Oct. 19, when 18 sites all over the county will open to voters offering touchscreen voting. The current Fairgrounds site will offer paper ballots through Nov. 2. Plenty of PPE, including hand sanitizer, masks, and latex gloves, were available for voters. A professional cleaning crew wiped down surfaces throughout the day at the Fairgrounds voting site. “It’s great to see such enthusiasm by voters on the first day,” Kaczmarek said, “but we still have 39 days until Nov. 3, and you can vote on any of those days, either in-person or in the comfort of your home by mail ballot.” Thursday was also the day the Clerk’s Office began sending mail ballots to voters. Those ballots should start showing up in mailboxes of voters who’ve requested them soon. “If you’ve applied for a mail ballot, there’s no need to vote in person,” Kaczmarek said. “More than 159,000 DuPage County voters have already requested mail ballots, and my office will make sure each of those voters gets their ballot. Voters still have just over four weeks to request a mail ballot, but we recommend that if you plan to vote by mail, you apply for your ballot online as soon as possible. “This election may feel very different from any previous election – from the masks and plastic shields at the polling places to the disinformation coming from many quarters, but voting is still the same,” Kaczmarek said. “There are three ways to vote – by mail, in-person before Election Day, and in-person on Election Day. I urge voters to make the choice that is easiest and safest for them.”)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14/IL-Sen Full Capsule Video of Antioch’s Kyle Rittenhouse on August 25
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/rittenhouse4/
— IL-6: Two Ives Mailings Arrive This Thursday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/il-6-two-ives-mailings-arrive-this-thursday/
— Ness Claims Independence in Mailing Financed by Mike Madigan-Controlled Democratic Party
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/ness-claims-independence-in-mailing-financed-by-mike-madigan-controlled-democratic-party/
— DuPage County Plans No Property Tax Hike
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/dupage-county-plans-no-property-tax-hike/
— Secretary of State’s Vote by Mail Encouragement Piece Cost over $2.2 Million, Second Letter to Be Mailed in Mid-October
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/secretary-of-states-vote-by-mail-encouragement-piece-cost-over-2-2-million/
— IL-Sen/IL-06/IL-14: President to Issue Born-Alive Abortion Surivors Executive Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/bornaliveexo/
— IL-06: New Sean Casten TV Ad Hits Hard at Jeanne Ives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/23/castentv1/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino – Almost 5 Years and Still No Accountability – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/09/illinois-auditor-general-frank-mautino-almost-5-years-and-still-no-accountability/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Trump Squeezing the Lifeblood Out of Money-Sucking Critical Race Theory Hucksters – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/trump-squeezing-the-lifeblood-out-of-the-money-suckers-using-taxpayer-money-to-promote-critical-race-theory/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLICE LEAVE BIG CITIES IN RECORD NUMBERS AS ATTACKS INCREASE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/police-leave-big-cities-in-record-numbers-as-attacks-increase.html
— HOW THE 1960S RIOTS FORESHADOW TODAY’S COMMUNIST WEAPONIZATION OF BLACK PAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/how-the-1960s-riots-foreshadow-todays-communist-weaponization-of-black-pain.html
— THE BIGOTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/the-bigotry-of-social-justice.html
— DROWNING IN PENSION DEBTS: ILLINOIS THE OUTLIER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/drowning-in-pension-debts-illinois-the-outlier.html
— SHUTDOWN ORDERS VIOLATE CONSTITUTION, FEDERAL JUDGE RULES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/shutdown-orders-violate-constitution-federal-judge-rules.html
— IS THE COVID DEATH TOLL ACCURATE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/is-the-covid-death-toll-accurate.html

FOX NEWS
— Laura Ingraham: ‘Midwest finally has its moment’ in this election, and Illinois is a warning ‘Pro-pot, anti-gun, anti-business’ Chicago is ‘Democrats’ ideal Midwest city,’ says ‘Ingraham Angle’ host – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/laura-ingraham-2020-election-midwest-illinois-warning

BREITBART
— Seattle City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto, Begins to Defund the Police – EL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/24/seattle-city-council-overrides-mayors-veto-begins-to-defund-the-police/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Why There Will Be No Peaceful Transition Of Power – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/why-there-will-be-no-peaceful-transition-of-power

FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION
— Black Lives Matter’s Goal to ‘Disrupt’ the Nuclear Family Fits a Marxist Aim That Goes Back a Century and a Half Black Lives Matter’s goal fits a Marxist paradigm that stretches all the way back to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. (DIERSEN: To promote BLM and LGBTQ is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family.)
https://fee.org/articles/black-lives-matter-s-goal-to-disrupt-the-nuclear-family-fits-a-marxist-aim-that-goes-back-a-century-and-a-half/

COLLEGE FIX
— Illinois Central College professor who threatened to fail student for not trashing Trump has been removed from teaching
https://www.thecollegefix.com/professor-who-threatened-to-fail-student-for-not-trashing-trump-has-been-removed-from-teaching-report/

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters greet Trump with boos and ‘vote him out’ chants at RBG viewing
https://www.politico.com/video/2020/09/24/trump-is-greeted-by-boos-and-crowd-chanting-vote-him-out-at-rbg-viewing-091668

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Breonna Taylor to get Blacks to hate Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/im-tired-like-every-black-american-protesters-back-in-streets-after-taylor-ruling/2020/09/24/ba56169e-fea4-11ea-9ceb-061d646d9c67_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump balloting machinations heighten fears of 1876 redux.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/25/daily-202-trump-balloting-machinations-heighten-fears-1876-redux/

USA TODAY
— What’s the big idea? 3 proposed solutions for reducing economic inequality. Economic inequality in the United States is real and deeply damaging to the living standards of the vast majority of families. – Scott Winship, Wells King and Josh Bevins (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying Jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/24/whats-big-idea-how-american-can-reduce-economic-inequality-column/5851297002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Facebook is doing everything that it can a) to defeat Republicans and b) to elect Democrats.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/25/facebook-security-critical-for-2020-election-social-media-giant-takes-action/3514814001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Anti-Trump Republican Group to Spend $10 Million With Focus on Suburban Women – Gabriel T. Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/anti-trump-republican-group-to-spend-10-million-with-focus-on-suburban-women-11601026201?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=2
— If You Lose an Election, You Probably Deserve It – Joseph C. Sternberg (DIERSEN: What do you say to candidates, to their major donors, to their political consultants, to their campaign managers, to their staff members, and to their volunteers who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems? I should write a book about the aforesaid candidates, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their staff members, and their volunteers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-lose-an-election-you-probably-deserve-it-11600972211

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The DOJ asked Congress to erode big tech’s legal protections as Trump accused firms of anti-conservative bias and ‘cancel culture’ – Isobel Asher Hamilton (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to make me responsible for what their critics/opponents post on websites. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and their critics/opponents.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/doj-asks-congress-to-weaken-section-230-2020-9

FOX WILMINGTON
— Amid Kentucky unrest, AP poll shows public support for racial justice protests falling – CHARLES CREITZ
https://foxwilmington.com/headlines/amid-kentucky-unrest-ap-poll-shows-public-support-for-racial-justice-protests-falling/

NPR
— Report: Satellite Images Reveal Suspected Detention Sites In China’s Xinjiang Region – Laurel Wamsley (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats built detention sites to put Republicans in?)

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/24/916665128/report-satellite-images-reveal-suspected-detention-sites-in-chinas-xinjiang-regi

LAW.COM

— Up or Out: Why Litigation Associates Need to Make a Decision by Their Fourth Year Inherent problems with the career path for Big Law litigation associates make it a necessity for young lawyers to plan for their future earlier than their firms do. – Joshua Libling (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran should be advised that the Democrats who run the federal government use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to waste their careers and to get rid of them if they 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.law.com/americanlawyer/2020/06/29/up-or-out-why-litigation-associates-need-to-make-a-decision-by-their-fourth-year/

September 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois early voting begins in some counties Thursday – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/some-illinois-counties-begin-early-voting-thursday/6535019/
— Breonna Taylor decision: Chicago protests draw hundreds across city, remain peaceful; Illinois National Guard on standby Protests come after decision not to charge officers in Taylor’s death; Officer Brett Hankison indicted for wanton endangerment – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/hundreds-in-chicago-protest-breonna-taylor-decision/6534373/
— Republican State Rep. Amy Grant called on to drop out of race after ‘racist,’ ‘homophobic’ remarks about opponent – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-state-rep-called-on-to-drop-out-after-racist-homophobic-comments-about-opponent/6490035/
— Boystown name change follows inclusivity survey, neighborhood now known as Northalsted
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/boystown-changes-name-for-inclusivity/6530112/
— Breonna Taylor protests: Anger, frustration spills into America’s streets after officer’s indictment – Dylan Lovan, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and John Minchillo
https://abc7chicago.com/dismay-over-breonna-taylor-spills-into-americas-streets/6535759/

NBC5
— Demonstrators March Down Michigan Avenue in Protest of Breonna Taylor Decision
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/demonstrators-march-down-michigan-avenue-in-protest-of-breonna-taylor-decision/2343798/

CBS2
— Protests Held Around Chicago In Wake Of Decision On Officers Who Shot, Killed Breonna Taylor – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/23/protests-held-around-chicago-in-wake-of-decision-on-officers-who-shot-killed-breonna-taylor/
— An Inside Look At The Chicago Police Looting Task Force – Lauren Victory
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/24/an-inside-look-at-the-chicago-police-looting-task-force/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago FOP president reacts to the grand jury decision in the case of Breonna Taylor
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/854099
— How to go about safely voting this November Dr. Shikha Jain from the University of Illinois at Chicago talks about ways to safely vote and limit your exposure to COVID-19 this November.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/854108
— Facebook under fire for posts leading up to Kenosha fatal shootings Daliah Saper of Saper Law Offices talks about the legal ramifications the social network could face in lieu of a lawsuit filed in wake of the deadly Kenosha shootings.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/854098

WTTW
— What’s It Like to Be a Black Cop in Chicago in 2020? We Ask 3 CPD Officers – Marissa Nelson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/09/22/black-chicago-police-officer-experience-2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— RBG’s death puts the rule of law and the Constitution on the November ballot. – John Kass
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200923/281599537934005
— Illinois Black-owned media coalition seeks bigger slice of $2 billion state advertising pie – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-black-media-equity-coalition-advertising-20200923-72pet674jjhvdkwqqystf4tf64-story.html
Hundreds of demonstrators gather around Chicago to peacefully protest that no Kentucky police will face charges in Breonna Taylor’s death – WILLIAM LEE, ANNIE SWEENEY, JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ, GREGORY PRATT and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-breonna-taylor-louisville-kentucky-chicago-reaction-20200923-hbavkbzd4bcevp6mpn5dnk27ue-story.html
— Chicago’s signature LGBTQ neighborhood will no longer be marketed as Boystown, following complaints that the name excludes women and nonbinary people – NARA SCHOENBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-boystown-name-change-tt-09232020-20200923-wv2z5wyounau3owtjvcc6ac4dy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-supreme-court-abortion-conservative-chapman-20200923-36gy6wg4lnf5zieiq2iljilbbi-story.html
— CPS plans for reopening schools still uncertain as parents share remote learning woes: ‘It’s just not working’ – HANNAH LEONE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-public-schools-remote-learning-covid-19-20200923-nhsm2havbreilar6up4gfniffq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Anti-Catholic attacks on Amy Coney Barrett will help get Trump re-elected When the left attacks a conservative Catholic woman in this way, it only affirms what Trump has been selling to his supporters: that Democrats are out to get them. – S. E. Cupp
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/23/21452665/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-nominee-anti-catholic-bias
— Controversial ‘no-knock’ warrants questioned in Breonna Taylor case are legal in Illinois Chicago Police use of no-knock warrants has come under scrutiny in recent years, with several lawsuits filed against officers who allegedly used them to search the homes of people who’ve done nothing wrong. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/23/21453572/controversial-no-knock-warrants-scrutinized-breonna-taylor-case-legal-illinois
— ‘March after march. Protest after protest. And nothing changes in America’ Chicago protesters Wednesday evening assail ‘travesty’ in Breonna Taylor police shooting and grand jury decision. – Manny Ramos, Ben Pope, and Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/23/21453478/local-rallies-breonna-taylor-case-police-brutality-civil-unrest-violence

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Laura Hois for House Dist. 81
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200924/endorsement-laura-hois-for-house-dist-81

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Cook County missing from national list of healthiest communities
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-pulse/cook-county-missing-national-list-healthiest-communities-illinois-surpasses-5-million

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— This time, it’s GOP that has state Supreme Court justice in its sights – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-this-time-it-s-gop-that-has-state-supreme-court-justice-in-its/article_0e92e815-f4c7-59ad-a0f4-d789fa875ffd.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Endorsement: Kinzinger in 16th Congressional District
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/20/endorsement-kinzinger-in-16th-congressional-district/aro0m5w/
— ‘We know we matter’: Students march to NIU Center for Black Studies after racist graffiti incident – EDDIE CARIFIO
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/23/we-know-we-matter-students-march-to-niu-center-for-black-studies-after-racist-graffiti-incident/ayhidu4/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— President Trump, GOP AGs accuse social media companies of silencing conservatives – Kellie Meyer (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who encourage everyone to spend all their time on Facebook and b) discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/president-trump-gop-ags-accuse-social-media-companies-of-silencing-conservatives/
— “It’s not right”: Pekin neighbor says city code ordinance allows derogatory yard sign – Janie Bohlmann
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/its-not-right-pekin-neighbor-says-city-code-ordinance-allows-derogatory-yard-sign-2/

WGLT
— Candidate Questionnaire: Rodney Davis
https://www.wglt.org/post/candidate-questionnaire-rodney-davis-0#stream/0
— MADD Survey Reveals Misconceptions Around Cannabis, Driving – CAMBERYN KELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/madd-survey-reveals-misconceptions-around-cannabis-driving#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says – ADEDAYO AKALA (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the cost of Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion. To meet AA, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted many millions of tax dollars. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/cost-racism-us-economy-lost-16-trillion-because-discrimination-bank-says#stream/0

OAK PARK PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat teachers encourage students to be ant-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-marriage, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://patch.com/illinois/oakpark/kids-are-reflective-ready-do-work-supporting-anti-racism-oak-park-middle-schools

CENTER SQUARE
— Cannabis sales in Illinois to out-of-state residents nearly doubles – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/cannabis-sales-in-illinois-to-out-of-state-residents-nearly-doubles/article_7853f34c-fde1-11ea-a286-87e5594261de.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Jeanne Ives and Mark Curran – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/spotlight-jeanne-ives-and-mark-curran/

CAPITOL FAX
— 870,000 new unemployment benefit applications filed last week, 23,113 in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/24/870000-new-unemployment-benefit-applications-filed-last-week-23113-in-illinois/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Is America on the verge of substituting woke socialism for Judeo-Christian ethics? – Richard B. Levine
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/23/is-america-on-the-verge-of-substituting-woke-socia/

FOX NEWS
— ‘Coronavirus Death Scoreboard’ vandalized, Illinois town decides not to remove anti-Trump display The display near downtown Northbrook has sparked an outcry among residents – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-death-scoreboard-vandalized-northbrook-illinois

TOWNHALL
— Why CPAC Chair Matt Schlapp Says ‘Being a Republican Is Going to Be Illegal Soon’ – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet//bethbaumann/2020/09/22/why-cpac-chair-matt-schlapp-says-being-a-republican-is-going-to-be-illegal-soon-n2576711

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Donald Trump Is The Most Pro-Life President Ever
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/donald-trump-is-the-most-pro-life-president-ever

ONE NEWS NOW
— The Kroger Company is being sued by two former employees who say they were fired for not wanting to wear aprons displaying a rainbow symbol. – Chris Woodward (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents, and RINOs will force you a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ.)
https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2020/09/23/rainbow-refused-employees-fired-employer-sued

COLLEGE FIX
— University of Chicago activists vow year of protest without ‘peace or quiet’ after school refuses to defund police – LANDON MION-KENNESAW
https://www.thecollegefix.com/uchicago-activists-vow-year-of-protest-without-peace-or-quiet-after-school-refuses-to-defund-police/

FOX BUSINESS
— Zuckerberg recordings: Facebook users ‘ideologically…more conservative’ than employees ‘Maybe “a little” is an understatement,’ Zuckerberg said – Audrey Conklin
https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/facebook-users-ideologically-conservative-employees

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Don’t Burn Your Political Bridges – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/dont-burn-your-political-bridges/

THE HILL
— McConnell pushes back on Trump: ‘There will be an orderly transition’ – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/517973-mcconnell-pushes-back-on-trump-there-will-be-an-orderly-transition

POLITICO
— Democrats Concerned Feinstein Not Capable Of Leading Attack On Nominee – JOHN BRESNAHAN and MARIANNE LEVINE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about leaders of the following who have led attacks on conservatives: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/23/dianne-feinstein-supreme-court-battle-420357
— The pandemic could widen the achievement gap. A generation of students is at risk. The pandemic is widening long-standing gaps to school resources that fall along racial and socioeconomic lines. A generation of students could fall further behind. – MAYA KING and NICOLE GAUDIANO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/23/how-the-coronavirus-is-making-school-segregation-worse-420839

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote – DAVID CRARY
https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-virus-outbreak-ruth-bader-ginsburg-pennsylvania-immigration-e458142ec87e1f55b8d4225a75442664
— Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears – ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and PIA DESHPANDE
https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-local-elections-michigan-elections-detroit-439c4cea488669d96bdc5b99da402d25

NEW YORK TIMES
— With Court Prize in Sight, Republicans Unite Behind Trump Once Again The swift rally behind President Trump’s push to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election reflects his lock on the Republican Party. – Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/us/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Two officers shot, suspect in custody amid night of unrest after grand jury decision on Breonna Taylor case – Mark Berman, Marisa Iati, Abigail Hauslohner, Keith McMillan, Holly Bailey, Hannah Knowles, Meryl Kornfield, Mark Guarino and Timothy Bella
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/24/breonna-taylor-charging-decision-protests/

USA TODAY
— College coaches dominate list of highest-paid public employees with seven-digit salaries – Samuel Stebbins
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/09/23/these-are-the-highest-paid-public-employees-in-every-state/114091534/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Harvard Business School Pledges to Tackle Race Issues Dean says school will revise curriculum, recruit more Black students – Patrick Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvard-business-school-pledges-to-tackle-race-issues-11600879674
— Before Reporting Became ‘Journalism’ Writers subdued their egos and encouraged readers to think. Nowadays it’s all about arousing emotion. – Lance Morrow
https://www.wsj.com/articles/before-reporting-became-journalism-11600879803

FORBES
— Why New York City Is In Trouble – 114,041 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $14.6 Billion – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: When did you first start earning $100,000+ in today’s dollars? I did in 1987 when I was 39 years old. By then, I a) had worked for GAO for almost 8 years, b) had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, c) had passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, d) had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, MBA from Loyola, and bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, and e) had become a licensed CPA.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/09/24/why-new-york-city-is-in-trouble–114041-public-employees-with-100000-paychecks-cost-taxpayers-146-billion/

BLOOMBERG
— Social Media Companies Are Getting Out the Vote. Who Are They Reaching? – Sarah Frier
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-09-24/social-media-companies-are-getting-out-the-vote-who-are-they-reaching

ABC7
— Debate over Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement intensifies – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/debate-over-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-replacement-intensifies/6486830/
— New York City, Portland, and Seattle deemed by DOJ as ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats succeed in turning your municipality into an anarchist jurisdiction?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/3-us-cities-deemed-anarchist-jurisdictions-by-doj/6480586/

NBC5
— Democratic Lawmakers Release Recording of GOP Representative Amy Grant’s Fundraising Call Disparaging Opponent, Black Caucus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/democratic-lawmakers-release-recording-of-gop-representatives-fundraising-call-disparaging-opponent-black-caucus/2342282/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says he has done more in 47 months than Biden has in 47 years – Talia Kaplan
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-says-he-has-done-more-in-47-months-than-biden-has-in-47-years

WGN TV
— Hundreds attend back-to-school rally held in Naperville – Brónagh Tumulty
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/hundreds-attend-back-to-school-rally-held-in-naperville/
— WGN-TV to present presidential, vice presidential & Illinois 6th congressional district debates
https://wgntv.com/community/press-releases/wgn-tv-to-present-presidential-vice-presidential-illinois-6th-congressional-district-debates/
— Illinois Republican Amy Grant apologizes after Democrats call statements caught on tape ‘racist,’ ‘homophobic’ – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/political-report/illinois-republican-apologizes-after-democrats-call-statements-caught-on-tape-racist-homophobic/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump meets with Amy Coney Barrett at White House as conservative judge emerges as favorite to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-supreme-court-nomination-20200921-4d5o7ot2yjav7achkfiwicahou-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Rival marijuana companies jockey for West Loop marijuana shop sites – ROBERT CHANNICK (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-rival-chicago-weed-dispensaries-location-dispute-20200921-l4hibitsovailhrvepimprxmdy-story.html
— In Chicago last year, Ginsburg called for end to partisan Supreme Court nominating process | Trump’s possible SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett has local ties | Thousands of parking tickets issued despite Lightfoot’s relief plan – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-eshleman-ginsburg-amy-coney-barrett-trump-to-pick-spin-20200921-xixczutucrcq7egukpo5nvbb2q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Death of a Supreme Court justice famed for consensus-building is used to sow divisions. Republican leaders show once more that they care only about power, not about the law or legitimacy.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/21/21449798/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-nomination-ruth-bader-ginsburg-jess-jackson
— Rookie aldermen chosen to lead reparations subcommittee At a time when the death of George Floyd has triggered a racial reckoning across the nation, Aldermen Shirley Coleman and Andre Vasquez must confront Chicago’s long, documented history of segregation and inequity. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Will the Trump-haters argue that the longer that you, your parents, your grandparents, and the rest of your ancestors have lived in Chicago, the more reparations that you owe?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/21/21449594/reparations-chicago-city-council-subcommittee-slavery-aldermen-vasquez-coleman
— Republican Pat O’Brien cutting into Democratic State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s lead, GOP poll finds Foxx was leading O’Brien, 48.1% to 33.8%, with 18.1% undecided. County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison said the poll shows “a real opportunity to upset Chicago’s corrupt political machine.” But Foxx’s campaign said “voters are smart and will see through [O’Brien’s] dangerous rhetoric.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/21/21449287/republican-pat-obrien-democratic-states-attorney-kim-foxx-poll-cook-county
— Seth Lewis, Illinois House 45th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include infrastructure, public safety and flooding.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/21/21450078/seth-lewis-illinois-house-rep-45th-district-republican-nominee-2020-election-candidate-profile

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats say Wheaton Republican lawmaker Amy Grant made disparaging remarks in phone call – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/democrats-say-wheaton-republican-lawmaker-made-disparaging-remarks-in-phone-call
— Babette Holder Youngberg: Candidate profile, DuPage County Recorder
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/babette-holder-youngberg-candidate-profile-dupage-county-recorder
— Jeanette Ward: Candidate profile, Illinois Senate 25th District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/jeanette-ward-candidate-profile-illinois-senate-25th-district
— Chris Bos: Candidate profile, Illinois House 51st District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/chris-bos-candidate-profile-illinois-house-51st-district
— State Rep. Yingling tests positive for COVID-19 – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/state-rep-yingling-tests-positive-for-covid-19
— Martin McLaughlin: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/martin-mclaughlin-candidate-profile
— Grant, Wehrli square off with Mejia-Beal, Yang Rohr for House seats
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/watch-grant-wehrli-square-off-with-mejia-beal-yang-rohr-for-house-seats
— DuPage looks to extend lease with county fair association – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/dupage-looks-to-extend-lease-with-county-fair-association

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rep. Casten criticized for calling people ‘racist’ and ‘loony’ while rapping in 2019
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/09/21/rep-casten-criticized-for-calling-people-racist-and-loony-while-rapping-in-2019/ajp51jh/

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER & CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois GOP lawmaker Amy Grant apologizes for comments disparaging opponent’s race, sexuality – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-gop-lawmaker-apologizes-for-comments-disparaging-opponent-s-race-sexuality/article_46ae0971-0cf2-5e9a-995a-f41d3cf0bbd7.html
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/gop-legislator-apologizes-after-recording-reveals-comments-disparaging-opponent-s-race-sexuality/article_fa5f5018-2dad-5af8-adf4-959ee1801273.html

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DuPage County November 3, 2020 sample ballots are available.
https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Bob Anderson Points to Backroom Succession Deals as He Continues His Campaign to Abolish Townships
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/bob-anderson-points-to-backroom-succession-deals-as-he-continues-his-campaign-to-abolish-townships/
— Of Pensions, Their Real Estate Investments, Schools, Poverty & Crime
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/152410/
— Jack Franks Robo-Call Says He’s Going to Put a Sign in Your Yard, If You Don’t Want It, Call Him
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/jack-franks-robo-call-says-hes-going-to-put-a-sign-in-your-yard-if-you-dont-want-it-call-him/
— Sager’s Woodstock Taxing Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/sagers-woodstock-taxing-record/
— Endorsements for Marty McLaughin for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/endorsements-for-marty-mclaughin-for-state-representative/
— Oberweis Polls, Abortion Ignored
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/oberweis-polls/
— Riot Predictions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/riot-predictions/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES RELEASES NEW CAMPAIGN AD: “LOCKSTEP”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/ives-releases-new-campaign-ad-lockstep.html
— THORNER: FILL GINSBURG’S SEAT BEFORE NOVEMBER 3
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/thorner-fill-ginsburgs-seat-before-november-3.html
— ILLINOIS COVID-19 CASES TRIPLE SINCE JUNE, BUT HOSPITALIZATIONS, DEATHS REMAIN FLAT. WHAT GIVES? – Ted Dabrowski
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/illinois-covid-19-cases-triple-since-june-but-hospitalizations-deaths-remain-flat-what-gives.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Rep. Grant: “These comments do not reflect my heart or my faith”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/21/rep-grant-these-comments-do-not-reflect-my-heart-or-my-faith/
— Let Us Play “show of force” falls short
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/21/show-of-force-falls-short/
— 1,477 new cases, 7 additional deaths, 1,436 in the hospital, 3.5 percent positivity rate, state surpasses 5 million tests
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/21/1477-new-cases-7-additional-deaths-1436-in-the-hospital-35-percent-positivity-rate-state-surpasses-5-million-tests/
— More than 500 elected officials, others say “No” to Kilbride
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/21/more-than-500-elected-officials-others-say-no-to-kilbride/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— State Rep. Sam Yingling tested positive last week and has been quarantined at his home in Grayslake, his office said a statement. – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/21/illinois-lawmaker-tests-positive-for-covid-19-quar/
— The Biden plan: 20 million illegal immigrants – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/21/inside-the-beltway-the-biden-plan-20-million-illeg/
— ‘This is war’: Democrats, activists vow scorched-earth battle to block Supreme Court pick Calls to ‘burn it down’ rise as Democrats warn of court-packing, state-adding – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/20/supreme-court-pick-battles-prompts-democrats-activ/

GOPUSA
— DOJ Names 3 Cities As ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95213
— ‘Male-Bashing’ Taking Its Toll On Families, Churches (DIERSEN: The more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that Trump-bashers bash you. What demographics do you share with Trump? Demographics that I share with Trump include the following: White, male, older, non-poor, heterosexual, married, American, Protestant, German American, Republican, conservative, patriotic, gun owner, draft avoider, federal employee (Trump current, me former), and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=94985

BREITBART
— Study: Joe Biden Migration Plan Could Bring 52 Million Foreign Nationals to U.S. – Joun Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/21/study-biden-migration-could-bring-52-million-immigrants-us/


— U. of Chicago Defends Limiting English Grad Students to ‘Black Studies’ – TOM CICCOTTA (DIERSEN: I earned a) a JOB-RELATED bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and JOB-RELATED master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) JOB-RELATED professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a JOB-RELATED professional license when I was 32. If the aforesaid had not been JOB-RELATED, a) Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, b) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/21/u-of-chicago-defends-limiting-english-grad-students-to-black-studies/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Sandy Rios: A GOP president finally stood up for U.S. history, forefathers – Chris Woodward
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2020/09/21/rios-a-gop-president-finally-stood-up-for-us-history-forefathers

PATRIOT POST
— Betrayed by Social Media – Don Rosenberg
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/73602-betrayed-by-social-media-2020-09-21

HOT AIR
— Black Lives Matter Deletes “What We Believe” Page – ED MORRISSEY
https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2020/09/21/memory-hole-black-lives-matter-deletes-believe-page/

THE HILL
— Time to be honest: College admissions not a level playing field – STEVE COHEN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively. But since the 1960s, admitting more minorities and admitting more females have always been top priorities for the aforesaid universities.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/education/517353-time-to-be-honest-college-admissions-not-a-level-playing-field

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 83% of GOP Voters Want Trump To Fill Ginsburg’s Seat
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2020/83_of_gop_voters_want_trump_to_fill_ginsburg_s_seat

September 18 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died at Age 87 Her appointment by President Bill Clinton in 1993 was the first by a Democrat in 26 years – Mark Sherman
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-has-died-of-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-at-age-87/2341256/
— Illinois Elected Officials React to the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-elected-officials-react-to-the-death-of-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg/2341294/

ABC7
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies of cancer complications at age 87 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dies-at-87/6442638/
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: What’s next for the Supreme Court? – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/6443129/
— Senate Democrats propose canceling $50K in student loan debt per person (DIERSEN: How did you pay for your college expenses? To pay for my UIC expenses 1966-1968; for my NIU expenses 1969-1970; for a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint; for a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442; and for a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE; I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/dems-propose-canceling-$50k-in-student-loan-debt-per-person-/6437871/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, dies of pancreatic cancer at 87 – Gabrielle Moreira
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-justice-dies-of-pancreatic-cancer-at-87

WGN TV
— Submit questions for the 6th Congressional debate (DIERSEN: QUESTIONS TO ASK CANDIDATES: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following, that is, would vote for or against promoting the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/submit-questions-for-the-6th-congressional-debate/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 Justice Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, has died at her home in Washington. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/18/21446184/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead
— If witnesses can’t talk, is GOP investigating Mike Madigan or putting on a show trial? “If the GOP’s objective is to get Madigan sitting in front of them unable to answer questions, then they won that one,” said one attorney. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/18/21446065/illinois-speaker-michael-j-madigan-comed-investigation-u-s-attorney-john-lausch-corruption
— Spend every dollar available to ensure safe and secure elections in Illinois this fall The Illinois State Board of Elections has distributed millions of dollars in response to grant requests to ensure dependable elections, but some funds remain unspent. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/18/21446049/pritzker-letter-voting-election-drop-boxes-judges-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87, Supreme Court says – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dies-20200918-kscbpkv57fcyxpnmjgvlf4titm-story.html
— Illinois income tax calculator: How would Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed graduated income tax affect you? – KYLE BENTLE and JONATHON BERLIN AND CHAD YODER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-viz-graduated-income-tax-calculator-htmlstory.html
— A white glove test on Metra trains? No, but a good start – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-metra-covid-riders-commute-20200918-3upu25zqevguvlb2ox3gldjb4y-story.html
— US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died | Is it a fair tax or a tax hike? | Lightfoot cautions on fans in stands at Bears games
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-bears-lightfoot-catanzara-tax-amendment-20200919-fv4oasyflfeehcnvtzwevwln5y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Amy Grant for Illinois House District 42
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200918/endorsement-grant-for-illinois-house-district-42
— 14th Congressional race: How Underwood, Oberweis differ on health care – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200918/14th-congressional-race-how-underwood-oberweis-differ-on-health-care
— Election officials: Kane County mail-in ballots, polling places will be safe and secure – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200918/election-officials-kane-county-mail-in-ballots-polling-places-will-be-safe-and-secure
— Kim Foxx, Pat O’Brien square off in stormy state’s attorney debate
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200918/watch-kim-foxx-pat-obrien-square-off-in-stormy-states-attorney-debate
— 14th Congressional District candidates forum Sept. 26
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200918/14th-congressional-district-candidates-forum-sept-26
— DuPage County coroner and health department promote Suicide Prevention Awareness – Don Bolger
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200917/dupage-county-coroner-and-health-department-promote-suicide-prevention-awareness

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: SIUE begins “So You Want To Be An Anti-Racist?” workshop series – Dylan Suttles
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/SIUE-begins-8220-So-You-Want-To-Be-An-15578947.php

SOUTHERN
— Community organizers continue fight for racial equality, justice in Southern Illinois – Brian Munoz (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use BLM to promote hatred against Trump.)
https://thesouthern.com/business/local/community-organizers-continue-fight-for-racial-equality-justice-in-southern-illinois/article_08140cc9-f5fa-526d-809d-4ddb2efffa95.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— At town hall, Biden blasts Trump’s ‘criminal’ virus response – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/at-town-hall-biden-blasts-trumps-criminal-virus-response-09-18-2020-102944173

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/O’NEIL: CONCERNS OF PATRIOTS AS NOVEMBER 3RD NEARS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/thorneroneil-concerns-of-patriots-as-november-3rd-nears.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,120 new cases, 20 additional deaths, 1,481 people hospitalizations, 3.6 percent positivity rate, 24 counties reach warning level, Will/Kankakee off mitigation
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/18/2120-new-cases-20-additional-deaths-1481-people-hospitalizations-36-percent-positivity-rate-24-counties-reach-warning-level-willkankakee-off-mitigation/

FOX NEWS
— Northbrook: ‘Coronavirus Death Scoreboard’ display stirs controversy in Illinois town Pro-Trump protesters arrived at the intersection to slam the newly erected sign – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-death-scoreboard-display-stirs-controversy-in-illinois-town

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked for Senate to delay filling her seat – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/18/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-asked-senate-delay-fil/
— Trump calls on federal judges to stop universal mail-in balloting – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/18/trump-calls-federal-judges-stop-universal-mail-in/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Fake Catholic’: Trump ambassador to Catholics blasts Biden for positions on abortion and gay marriage – Nicholas Rowan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fake-catholic-trump-ambassador-to-catholics-blasts-biden-for-positions-on-abortion-and-gay-marriage
— Racist? Under Trump, black people and Hispanics join suburbs and home ownership up – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/racist-under-trump-black-people-and-hispanics-join-suburbs-and-home-ownership-up
— Alphabet chief joins two dozen tech executives in Biden endorsement – Spencer Neale (DIERSEN: What percent of Google employees are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/alphabet-chief-joins-two-dozen-tech-executives-in-biden-endorsement

GOPUSA
— Dems Call Trump A Mass-Murdering Racist; His Poll Numbers Rise
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95109
— NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Gets Long Sought Bill To Redistribute The Income Of The Wealthy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95084

BLAZE
— Illegal alien crime wave continues as border heats up again Illegal alien apprehensions are rising again – DANIEL HOROWITZ
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-illegal-alien-crime-wave-continues

CNS NEWS
— Victor Davis Hanson on Why Today’s Riots Are a Threat: ‘The Military Wing of an Affluent Progressive Movement’ – Paul Strand
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2020/september/the-riots-and-protests-of-the-lsquo-60-rsquo-70s-vs-today-rsquo-s-why-today-rsquo-s-may-be-so-much-more-dangerous

CBN NEWS
— New Alliance to Track and Fight Censoring of Conservatives – Paul Strand
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/september/new-alliance-to-track-and-fight-censoring-of-conservatives

DAILY SIGNAL
— Black Lives Matter Linked to 91% of Riots Over 3 Months – Peter Hasson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/09/18/black-lives-matter-linked-to-91-of-riots-over-3-months-study-finds/

DAILY WIRE
— Burned Wooden Statue Of Melania Trump In Slovenia Replaced With Bronze Edition – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/burned-wooden-statue-of-melania-trump-in-slovenia-replaced-with-bronze-edition

FEDERALIST
— The 2020 Election Asks: Do You Want The People Who Believe America Is Racist In Charge? With critical race theory seeping its way into government agencies and all levels of society, the state of the nation could turn dire if it isn’t stopped. – Scott Powell
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/18/the-2020-election-asks-do-you-want-the-people-who-believe-america-is-racist-in-charge/

TOWNHALL
— Anti-Trump White House ‘Siege’ Suffers Major First Day Setback – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/09/17/white-house-siege-suffers-first-day-set-back-n2576411
— MSNBC Not Buying Joe Biden’s Scranton v. Park Avenue Malarkey – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/09/18/receipts-show-which-side-of-the-scranton-versus-park-avenue-divide-joe-biden-is-really-on-n2576482

LIFE NEWS
— New Billboards Promote Killing Babies in Abortions by Claiming: “Abortion is Health Care” – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/09/18/new-billboards-promote-killing-babies-in-abortions-by-claiming-abortion-is-health-care/

AMERICA MAGAZINE
— What would Jesus say about white privilege? – Tom Deignan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus hates those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2020/09/18/review-what-would-jesus-say-about-white-privilege

THE HILL
— Schumer: Ruth Bader Ginsburg seat should be filled by next president – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/517167-schumer-ruth-bader-ginsburg-seat-should-be-filled-by-next-president

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence Attorney General William Barr says he wants prosecutors to be aggressive in charging demonstrators who cause violence. – MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG
https://www.wfmj.com/story/42643757/justice-dept-sedition-charge-may-apply-to-protest-violence

NEW YORK TIMES
— Early Voting Has Begun in Four States Voters have started casting ballots in Virginia, Wyoming, South Dakota and Minnesota, where both Joe Biden and President Trump will campaign today. A poll by The Times found G.O.P. senators struggling in key battlegrounds.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/18/us/trump-vs-biden
— Fox News Is Accused of Hiding George Soros’s Influence – Davey Alba
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/technology/fox-news-george-soros.html

WASHINGTON POST
— McConnell says Trump’s court pick will get Senate vote despite Ginsburg’s dying wish – Derek Hawkins, Darren Sands and Meryl Kornfield
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/18/reaction-ruth-bader-ginsburg-death/
— Yes, I was hired because I was Black. – Michelle Singletary (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. Firestone Stores fired me because I had sought and accepted that offer. The aforesaid directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/09/18/sincerely-michelle-affirmative-action/


WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What the Old Establishment Can Teach the New Tech Elite At a time when their talents are sorely needed, the privileged class in the West has forgotten the tradition of public service – John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-old-establishment-can-teach-the-new-tech-elite-11600440864

FORBES
— Facebook And Google Try To Manage Inflammatory Postings On Internal Employee Message Boards – Jack Kelly (DIERSEN: What percent of Facebook and Google employees are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/09/18/facebook-and-google-try-to-manage-inflammatory-postings-on-internal-employee-message-boards/#22e65ae05342

September 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Postal worker shot with paintballs day after another was shot, injured delivering mail on South Side Vigil held for USPS letter carrier shot at 91st Street and Ellis Avenue – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/postal-worker-shot-with-paintballs-day-after-another-shot-delivering-mail-on-south-side/6431660/
— Families of Chicago violence victims rally in front of Kim Foxx’s downtown office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/families-rally-demand-justice-for-victims-in-front-of-foxxs-office-in-loop/6429937/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago homicides up 52%, with vast majority of victims Black or Latino – Frank Miles
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-homicides-up-52-with-vast-majority-of-victims-black-or-latino

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,056 new known COVID-19 cases and 25 more deaths reported; a look at Chicago’s economy and dining scene six months into the pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200917-uvz6wfxubbcqvjn5ekzryw3klm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Abortion is healthcare’ billboards across Chicagoland remind people that Medicaid covers the medical procedure – CHRISTEN A. JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-abortion-billboards-illinois-tt-0917-20200917-pustq2j6tfghxf7tx6xkxcrse4-story.html
— Chicago’s history of systemic racism blamed for nearly 9-year life expectancy gap between Black and white residents in new report – ANNIE SWEENEY (DIERSEN: The sooner that I die, the more that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will blame it on me for my being overweight, for my not getting enough exercise, for my not getting enough sleep, etc.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-public-health-racial-disparity-plan-20200917-zvru5krchjg5papehdon3h52aq-story.html
— Pritzker administration to meet with pot stakeholders | White Sox clinch playoffs, Mayor Lightfoot tweets support | Biss running for Evanston mayor
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-marijuana-license-pritzker-white-sox-lightfoot-chicago-20200918-eh6jlfkzuvf4tbzvu25b4ipsrq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 847 CPD vacancies under microscope to chip away at $1.25 billion city budget shortfall. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has, so far, resisted the movement to de-fund the police But that doesn’t mean the Chicago Police Department’s $1.7 billion budget will be spared. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/17/21443959/chicago-police-847-vacancies-city-budget-cuts-billion-shortfall
— Illinois sees high numbers in both daily COVID-19 caseload and testing, so key positivity rate remains low On average, more than 2,000 people have tested positive statewide each day over the last two weeks, compared to 2,300 in mid-May when fewer people were being tested. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/9/17/21444054/illinois-covid-cases-deaths-positivity-coronavirus-pritzker-sept-17
— Upset by Smollett flap, judges refuse to kiss the ring with campaign donation — but will they tell Dems to kiss off? It was a rare election-year display of political independence for the judges, who saw in the attack on Judge Michael Toomin a clear threat to their own autonomy. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/17/21444480/judge-toomin-preckwinkle-cook-county-democrats-campaign-jussie-smollet-retention

DAILY HERALD
— Parties dispute how far feds will let Madigan probe go – JOHN O’CONNOR
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200917/news/309179823/
— Public safety a top concern in DuPage budget survey – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200917/public-safety-a-top-concern-in-dupage-budget-survey
— Bob Grogan: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200917/bob-grogan-candidate-profile

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Glen Ellyn Adds Cannabis Referendum Question To November Ballot The question will read, “Shall the Village permit the sale of recreational cannabis within Village limits?”​ – Lisa Marie Farve
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/glen-ellyn-adds-cannabis-referendum-question-november-ballot

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Attend Pro-Police Rally In Jefferson Park – Ariel Parrella-Aureli
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/09/17/hundreds-attend-pro-police-rally-in-jefferson-park-including-counter-protesters/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— Get Trusted Voting Information From Your Election Authority The DuPage County Clerk’s Office is urging reporters, candidates, and voters to look to the Clerk’s Office for basic information about the election.
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2020/63475/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jesse White Letter Urges Those Who Have Not Applied to Vote by Mail to Do So
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/jesse-white-letter-urges-those-who-have-not-applied-to-vote-by-mail-to-do-so/
— IL-Sen/IL-06: Illinois Family Action with Mark Curran and Jeanne Ives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/ifacurranives/
— Daily Herald Endorses Brian Sager for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/daily-herald-endorses-brian-sager-for-state-representative/
— Terry Link May Lose His Legislative Pension
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/terry-link-may-lose-his-legislative-pension/
— Meeting Donald Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/meeting-donald-trump/
— Skillicorn on Abortion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/skillicorn-on-abortion/
— 66th House District: Suzanne Ness Asks “Where’s Allen?”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/66th-house-district-suzanne-ness-asks-wheres-allen/
— Carlos Acosta’s Absence from County Board Meeting Makes WBBM-TV
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/carlos-acostas-absence-from-county-board-meeting-makes-wbbm-tv/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COULD O’BRIEN BEAT KIM FOXX IN NOVEMBER? POLLS SHOW GAP COULD BE CLOSING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/could-obrien-beat-kim-foxx-in-november-polls-show-gap-could-be-closing.html
— ABORTION PAC STARTS MAILER ATTACK ON PRO-LIFE REP. SKILLICORN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/abortion-pac-starts-mailer-attack-on-pro-life-rep-skillicorn.html
— NEW QUESTIONS RAISED CONCERNING COVID-19 REPORTING, GOV. PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/new-questions-raised-concerning-covid-19-reporting-gov-pritzker-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,056 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 1,558 in hospitals, 3.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/17/2056-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-1558-in-hospitals-36-percent-positivity-rate/
— Lausch tells House investigative committee what it can’t do
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/17/lausch-tells-house-investigative-committee-what-it-cant-do/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump takes aim at cancel culture, calls 1619 Project and Critical-Race Theory ‘ideological poison’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/trump-takes-aim-cancel-culture-calls-1619-project-/
— Ocasio-Cortez says Biden can be pushed ‘in a more progressive direction’ once he’s elected – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/ocasio-cortez-we-can-push-biden-in-a-more-progress/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump demands ‘patriotic education’ in classrooms – Rob Crilly (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-to-demand-patriotic-education-in-schools

GOPUSA
— 60% Of U.S. Businesses Closed During Pandemic Have Shuttered Permanently
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95041

HANNITY
— CHICAGO SPIRALS: Windy City’s Murder Rate SURGES 52% Since April, Some Victims Under 10-Years-Old
https://hannity.com/media-room/chicago-spirals-windy-citys-murder-rate-surges-52-since-april-some-victims-under-10-years-old/

BREITBART
— Fox News Cuts Off Newt Gingrich After He Points Out George Soros Role in Electing Prosecutors – JOEL B. POLLAK and PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/09/17/fox-news-cuts-off-newt-gingrich-after-he-points-out-george-soros-role-in-electing-prosecutors/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump decries ‘left-wing indoctrination’ in schools and that he will create national commission to push more ‘pro-American’ history. Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/trump-history-education/2020/09/17/f40535ec-ee2c-11ea-ab4e-581edb849379_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat Party is controlled by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that hate individuals, hat organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/17/republicans-not-democrats-are-party-controlled-by-extremists/

NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/17/914127266/trump-announces-patriotic-education-commission-a-largely-political-move

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Want ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Laws to Protect Police, Fear for Public Safety
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2020/most_want_blue_lives_matter_laws_to_protect_police_fear_for_public_safety