April 5 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Largest 1-Day Increase Yet in Coronavirus Cases in Chicago Area  A total of 11,025 coronavirus cases have been reported in the Chicago area as of Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/largest-1-day-increase-yet-in-coronavirus-cases-in-chicago-area/2250540/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Despite backlog of 115K COVID-19 tests, Quest Diagnostics asks workers to voluntarily go on furlough; Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks coming as Coronavirus numbers continue to rise.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21208575/trump-says-toughest-weeks-coming-as-coronavirus-numbers-continue-to-rise-live-updates

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Queen urges self-discipline as Britain sees record jump in coronavirus deaths – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200405-z6jelb2cynbblfz725vw44suzu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: Illinois ‘weeks away’ from coronavirus peak – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200405/pritzker-illinois-weeks-away-from-coronavirus-peak
— It’s time to start wearing masks – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200404/editorial-its-time-to-start-wearing-masks
— Facts Matter: Positive coronavirus news is great, but not when it’s false – Bob Oswald (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/facts-matter-positive-coronavirus-news-is-great-but-not-when-its-false–
— COVID-19 is forcing us to rethink our values – Armstrong Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200405/covid-19-is-forcing-us-to-rethink-our-values

WTTW
— Pritzker: Anyone Still Gathering During Pandemic is “Stupid” or Not Paying Attention – Matt Masterson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/04/pritzker-anyone-still-gathering-during-pandemic-stupid-or-not-paying-attention

WBEZ
— Pritzker: Feds Should Have Pushed All States To Issue Stay-At-Home Orders – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/pritzker-feds-should-have-pushed-all-states-to-issue-stayathome-orders/615b871a-8949-4b97-af4e-b9253c1e02e3

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— As COVID cases rise in NYC, United dramatically cuts its schedule The airline will cut its Newark schedule 90 percent starting Sunday. As the outbreak spreads, other cities could also see reductions. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/covid-cases-rise-nyc-united-dramatically-cuts-its-schedule

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Coronavirus afflicts ethics reform – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200404/coronavirus-afflicts-ethics-reform

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Update on Gun Issues – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=301659#.XonY-SN_OM8

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Local newspapers facing their own coronavirus crisis – AP
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200405/local-newspapers-facing-their-own-coronavirus-crisis

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The Illinois Cannabis Market Is Strong – ERIC SCHMID
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-cannabis-market-strong-shortages-will-persist-months#stream/0

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Chicago opens shelters for newly homeless in virus crisis – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/5/chicago-opens-shelters-for-newly-homeless-in-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Sean Casten (D., Ill.) Spreads Chinese Propaganda While Blaming Coronavirus Deaths on Trump – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/dem-rep-spreads-chinese-propaganda-while-blaming-coronavirus-deaths-on-trump/

BLAZE
— Police issue citation, fine woman who was just ‘going on a drive’ amid coronavirus stay-at-home order ‘…failed to abide by the order of the governor’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/police-issue-citation-fine-woman-who-was-just-going-on-a-drive-amid-coronavirus-stay-at-home-order

NEWS BUSTERS
— Trump SLAMS Liberal Media for Purposely ‘Creating Fear,’ ‘Panic’; ‘So Bad for’ America – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2020/04/04/trump-scorches-liberal-media-purposely-creating-fear-panic-its-so
— Hollywood’s ‘Trump Is Hitler’ Argument Even More Pathetic Now – Christian Toto 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/04/04/hollywoods-trump-hitler-argument-even-more-pathetic-now

THE HILL
— Biden says Democratic convention may need to be virtual – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: What is the status of the following: a) the next meeting of your Republican township/ward/county party organization, b) the Republican county party conventions, c) the April 21 annual township government meetings, and d) the June 11-13 Illinois Republican Party State Convention?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/491209-biden-says-democratic-convention-may-need-to-be-virtual
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump team picks fight with Twitter, TV networks over political speech.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491072-trump-team-picks-fight-with-twitter-tv-networks-over-political-speech
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In recent weeks, the Trump campaign has threatened legal action against TV stations for airing an ad cut by a Democratic super PAC that makes it seem as if Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax.” It has also been sending scores of emails to Twitter to flag videos being produced and shared by Democrats to make the case that the content runs afoul of the company’s policy on manipulated media. And this week, the Trump campaign took the unusual step of producing a deliberately misleading clip of former Vice President Joe Biden calling the coronavirus a “hoax” with the sole purpose of testing Twitter to see if it would enforce its rules equally on both the Trump and Biden campaigns. “Everything indicates that the Democrat donors who run Silicon Valley are intent on stacking the deck against President Trump’s reelection,” said Matt Wolking, a Trump campaign spokesman. “Their lack of transparency is further evidence that this is politically motivated interference in the 2020 election. Political speech and debate should not be policed and silenced by faceless, unknown actors and social justice warriors manipulating algorithms behind closed doors.” Since Trump was elected president, there has been an explosion of media fact-checking, leading to enormous pressure on platforms to sanction or pull content that is determined to be misleading. The president and his campaign have been accused of spreading misinformation through campaign ads countless times.)

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s coronavirus mismanagement again undercuts his CEO image.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/05/politics/president-management-covid-2020/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: U.S. deaths top 8,500 as Trump warns of “toughest week” ahead
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-latest-news-2020-04-05/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Two months in, Trump’s coronavirus response creates more chaos.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/two-months-trump-s-coronavirus-response-creates-more-chaos-n1176986

REUTERS
— How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics – Dan Burns
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-jobs/how-the-coronavirus-job-cuts-played-out-by-sector-and-demographics-idUSKBN21M0EL

CNBC
— Scenes of Sin City shut down by coronavirus – Adam Jeffery
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/scenes-of-sin-city-shut-down-by-coronavirus.html
— Coronavirus effect: Bankruptcies won’t save retail this time – Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-retail-is-used-to-existential-crises-but-bankruptcies-wont-save-it-now.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Live Updates: New U.S. Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Predicts ‘a Lot of Death’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-news.html
— With Campaigns in Remote Mode, Pandemic Upends Battle for Congress As retail campaigning has become all but impossible amid the public health crisis, candidates tread carefully in an uncertain political environment. – Carl Hulse
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/congress-campaigns-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The president veered from grim warnings to baseless assurances in a news conference, predicting a surging death toll in what may be “the toughest week” of the pandemic.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that only Trump-supporters abuse Chinese-Americans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/nyregion/coronavirus-chinese-americans-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus Misinformation War.” According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-fake-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “As Trump Administration Debated Travel Restrictions, Thousands Streamed in From China.”
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/05/world/asia/05reuters-health-coronavirus-nsc.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Live updates: As coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S., Trump says ‘ there will be a lot of death’ in the next week
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/05/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “So much for Trump’s polling bump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/05/so-much-trumps-bump/

NEW YORK POST
— So many to blame for coronavirus crisis, so don’t bother – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus. I should write a book about disgusting scapegoating Diersen-haters who ever-increasingly blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the problems that the following have/had: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, 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.)
https://nypost.com/2020/04/04/so-many-to-blame-for-coronavirus-crisis-so-dont-bother-goodwin/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Hitching a ride on the coronavirus: How partisans of all stripes are exploiting this crisis – WILL MARSHALL
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-hitching-ride-coronavirus-20200405-37fjf5gdibhffnf4nptksx7g34-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus. I should write a book about disgusting scapegoating Diersen-haters who ever-increasingly blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the problems that the following have/had: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, 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.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-lives-laying-blame-leadership-20200405-rylfm3ok5bghpauhtaiglem5w4-story.html

USA TODAY
— Blame the Chinese Communist Party for the coronavirus crisis Coronavirus crisis proves communism is still a grave threat to the entire world. If Beijing had just been honest, the pandemic could be preventable. – Marion Smith (DIERSEN: What do say to those who side with Communist China against America?) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/05/blame-chinese-communist-party-coronavirus-crisis-column/2940486001/

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment not a valid excuse for Trump’s slow COVID-19 response.” Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the many adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me is no excuse for my failing to 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. 
https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2020/04/05/goldberg-impeachment-not-valid-excuse-trump-slow-covid-19-response/2941361001/

BOSTON GLOBE
— There’s no real precedent for the coronavirus effect on the economy — and that could be a good thing – Jim Puzzanghera
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/04/nation/theres-no-real-precedent-coronavirus-effect-economy-that-could-be-good-thing/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— State Coronavirus Shutdowns Have Taken 29% of U.S. Economy Offline Eight in 10 U.S. counties are under lockdown orders, according to a study, and they represent nearly 96% of national output – Josh Mitchell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-coronavirus-shutdowns-have-taken-29-of-u-s-economy-offline-11586079001
— U.S. Expects Coronavirus Peak in Some Cities Next Week as Global Toll Climbs ‘There will be a lot of death unfortunately,’ President Trump says – Andrew Restuccia, Melissa Korn and Katie Honan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/governments-around-the-world-intensify-measures-to-battle-coronavirus-pandemic-11585993977
— THE MONTH CORONAVIRUS FELLED AMERICAN BUSINESS March began amid an 11-year expansion and ended with blue-chip companies begging for bailouts. Swift and sharp, the pandemic cut through the country’s commerce like nothing before it.
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/march-changed-everything/
— The Big Question for Sports: When Will You Feel Safe Around 20,000 Strangers Again? President Trump wants sports back soon. But fans might not be ready. – Joshua Robinson, Ben Cohen and Laine Higgins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-big-question-for-sports-when-will-you-feel-safe-around-20-000-strangers-again-11586084401
— How Coronavirus Is Breaking Down Along Familiar Political Lines Red and blue America are experiencing the crisis in different ways, and that is affecting how their leaders are tackling it – Aaron Zitner, John McCormick and Dante Chinni
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-coronavirus-is-breaking-down-along-familiar-political-lines-11586001600
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Because the outbreak has hit urban areas harder than less-populated communities, it has been felt less in the nation’s Republican strongholds than in Democratic ones, bringing a partisan tint to views of how the outbreak is being experienced and should be addressed. That has also meant that some Republican elected officials have been hesitant to call for statewide stay-at-home orders for fear of upending rural areas that have yet to record many cases or any at all. As of Thursday, 91% of counties that voted for Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 had at least one case of coronavirus, and 47% had at least one death, a Wall Street Journal analysis of virus data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows. By contrast, 69% of counties that voted for President Trump had at least one case, and 14% had a death. Those counties on the whole are less densely populated than Clinton counties, and most rural areas tend to lean Republican. Only about a fifth of the states, all with large rural populations and Republican governors, didn’t have statewide stay-at-home directives in place as of Friday. The GOP governors of Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, who had resisted issuing statewide shelter-in-place orders, were among those who reversed course and imposed them this past week. Discrepancies between rural and urban America are creating tensions within states.)

BLOOMBERG
— The Way We Work Will Never Be the Same – Brooke Sample
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-04-05/coronavirus-puts-end-to-labor-market-as-we-know-it

FORTUNE
— Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis – AP
https://fortune.com/2020/04/05/newspapers-cuts-coronavirus-layoffs-jobs-crisis-unemployment-covid-19/
— Coronavirus is igniting a devastating crisis for highly indebted companies – BOB DIAMOND and TY WALLACH
https://fortune.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-corporate-loans-bonds-credit/

MOTLEY FOOL
— Are Americans Concerned About Their Personal Finances Over Coronavirus? – Dave Kovaleski (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus negatively impacted you and your spouse financially? For my wife and I, our recent stock market gains have been lost. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, etc. has gone down. As our fixed income investments mature, we will be faced with much lower interest rates and much more pressure to take on more risk, that is, to put money in the stock market. Ever-increasingly, to maintain our standard of living, my Civil Service Retirement System pension, our Social Security, our federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and our interest income is not enough, and we have to dip more and more and more into our retirement savings.) 
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/04/04/concerned-about-personal-finances-coronavirus.aspx
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council (NEFC) shows how concerned Americans are about their personal finances due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis. According to the survey, which solicited responses from 1,201 people between March 23 and March 27, 58.2% say the crisis has had a negative impact on their personal finances (30.9% called the impact somewhat negative, and 27.3% described it as very negative). About 32% of respondents said the crisis has had neither a positive nor a negative impact, while the remaining 9.9% said the pandemic has had a positive effect on their finances (6.8% indicated the effect was very positive, while 3.1% said somewhat positive). That’s the sentiment right now, but what about the future?)

BANKRATE
— Majority Have Cut Spending Amid Coronavirus Crisis Two-thirds have not touched their retirement or investment accounts despite market volatility
https://www.southernmarylandchronicle.com/2020/04/05/majority-have-cut-spending-amid-coronavirus-crisis/

TAUNTON GAZETTE
— Why our coronavirus coverage is free – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are free and contain no advertising.)
https://www.tauntongazette.com/news/20200404/why-our-coronavirus-coverage-is-free-and-what-we-hope-youll-do-about-it

PARADE
— What People Earn 2020: See the Salaries of Everyday Workers Across America – Kaylen Ralph (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, you are worth what are paid for doing what you do. They stress that no one pays me anything for my spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. In my defense, I stress a) that I have enough time and money that I do not need anyone to give me money for my doing what I do, b) that “He wo pays the piper calls the tunes” and I do not want anyone to call my tunes, and c) that in 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors paid me $131,532/year in today’s dollars.) 
https://parade.com/1015936/kaylen-ralph/what-people-earn-salaries-2020/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come (DIERSEN: Coronavirus aid drives up the national debt. What percent of coronavirus aid has gone, is going, and will go to individuals, organizations, companies, etc. that have not been significantly negatively impacted financially?) 
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_overwhelmingly_endorse_coronavirus_aid_package_expect_more_to_come

INQUISITR
— Donald Trump Urges Media To ‘Stop Spreading False Rumors’ Amid Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Ought to put it together for a while, get this over with and then go back to your fake news,’ Trump said. – Damir Mujezinovic (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.inquisitr.com/5982174/donald-trump-media-false-rumors-coronavirus/

SUN
— ‘IT WAS TERRIBLE’ Trump blasts ex-Navy Capt Brett Crozier who raised coronavirus alarms saying he agrees ‘100%’ with his ousting – Les Steed (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress the lack of support that I got from my fellow GAO class members (White, male, over age 40) when I became the only active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged my Democrat GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write a book about my fellow GAO class members. I would focus on those who cut deals under the table with my Democrat GAO superiors to keep their jobs. Those deals included their giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and helping my Democrat GAO superiors force me to take their retirement “offer.”)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/uncategorized/11331227/trump-blasts-ex-navy-capt-brett-crozier-coronavirus-alarms-agrees-ousting/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Captain Brett Crozier will now be ‘reassigned’ according to his superiors, despite the Navy facing a huge backlash over the dismissal. The news came just one day after a video emerged of hundreds of sailors cheering the Captain as he walked off the aircraft carrier after being relieved of duties. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told reporters on Thursday that he “lost confidence in [Crozier’s] ability to lead that warship” after he sent the letter, and relieved him of duty. Crozier was to be reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, said Modly. More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on the U.S. Navy to reinstate Crozier. “His actions possibly saved many lives,” said the Change.org petition said. “Although he was fired, his plan to safely remove crew members was still implemented. He is a hero who should be rewarded.” Crozier “was absolutely correct in raising” concerns about Covid-19 but “it was the way in which he did it” that “undermined” the Navy’s efforts and “created a little bit of panic on the ship,” Modly said. But he said the letter was sent outside the chain of command while the Navy was already “fully responding.” He added that Crozier copying as many people as he did on the letter demonstrated “extremely poor judgment,” and said: “He did not take care to ensure that it couldn’t be leaked.” Crozier will be reassigned in the U.S. Navy role, but won’t be discharged, Modly said on Friday. But despite this, Crozier was cheered for by hundreds as he left the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday. In videos posted online, one person can be heard shouting: “Now that’s how you send off one of the greatest captains you ever had.” Hundreds of sailors chanted “Captain Crozier!” and a man calls him the “G.O.A.T.,” or the “greatest of all time,” and “a man of the people.”)

April 3 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Indiana Reports 408 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing State Total to 3,437 There have also been a total of 102 deaths across the state since the pandemic began, a rise of 24 in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-408-new-coronavirus-cases-bringing-state-total-to-3437/2249736/
— Trump Campaign Calls Sessions ‘Delusional’ in Letter The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to “misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of Trump,” in the campaign mailer that mentioned Trump’s name 22 times – Kim Chandler (DIERSEN: What would the leaders of the following say if asked about my support for the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization?) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-campaign-calls-sessions-delusional-in-letter/2249761/

CBS2
— With Dozens Of COVID-19 Cases In Department, Some Chicago Police Employees Say They Don’t Feel Safe At Work – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/02/with-dozens-of-covid-19-cases-in-department-some-chicago-police-employees-say-they-dont-feel-safe-at-work/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/2/21206102/coronavirus-covid-19-trump-briefings-mona-charen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When each state is expected to hit peak use of resources in coronavirus pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-when-each-state-is-expected-to-hit-peak-use-of-resources-in-coronavirus-pandemic-20200402-thfoozjjnnftrd4ddblb3ua3fu-photogallery.html
— Trump administration moves toward recommending that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face masks (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-face-mask-guidelines-20200402-wjcqlyqy2vgc5ebjp6zx4bo65q-story.html
— University of Illinois financial hit from coronavirus ‘significant and growing,’ including $37 million in room and board refunds – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-university-of-illinois-20200403-zbg6jfyppvdmneuh6dwhw6dh24-story.html
— Uber halts construction in The Old Post Office, marking Chicago’s first big office project delayed by the coronavirus – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-uber-pauses-chicago-construction-20200402-sxyo5vijkresniztt24yzabo7m-story.html
— Behind the race to fight COVID-19, can Illinois keep its finances in order? – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-costs-illinois-pritzker-greising-20200402-4vnvgglrpzfrxkrddfida27b7y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— MARCH 23, 2020 FLASHBACK: FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTO: Westmont man Dustin Petty charged with burglarizing two Hinsdale homes, stealing car – Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: SEE Wheaton Police Report # WH2000665  Petty is charged with stealing a car on the driveway of a residence on the 600 block of Arbor Avenue in my precinct the night of March 16, 2020.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/westmont-man-charged-with-burglarizing-two-hinsdale-homes-stealing-car

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump Tower workers among 14,000 layoffs in state report Almost 5,600 of the cuts were categorized as temporary, including 294 at the Trump hotel. But the outlook for rehiring is unclear, given the uncertainty over when the virus peaks and how quickly the economy can recover. – STEVE DANIELS 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/trump-tower-workers-among-14000-layoffs-state-report

ABC7
— How to make face masks from materials found at home (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/how-to-make-face-masks-from-materials-found-at-home/6071155/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/3/2020

WTTW
— CTA Ridership Drops Nearly 80% as Chicagoans Stay Home – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/02/cta-ridership-drops-nearly-80-chicagoans-stay-home

WBEZ
— Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Says His Arsenal Against COVID-19 Is ‘Nearly Exhausted’ – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-says-his-arsenal-against-covid19-is-nearly-exhausted/21305dc7-0a99-44ef-bd98-78ef1377cf4c

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Court: Brady helped get brothers loan based on ‘false statements’ – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats, a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200402/court-brady-helped-get-brothers-loan-based-on-false-statements

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Not running the numbers The state of Illinois is in an economic state of confusion. – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-not-running-the-numbers/article_4e74de7d-5ca1-52c9-b942-0a1c866c5588.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 15 Will County Health Department employees test positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in county reach 395 – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/02/15-will-county-health-department-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/anb44ng/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Why are some businesses essential, and others not? – Jakob Emerson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/why-are-some-businesses-essential-and-others-not
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite the potential for disagreement, some labor attorneys said there is no legal recourse available for closed businesses to argue they are essential. “The practical answer is, where you going to go?” Baker said. “The courts are closed. I think the real question is, how enforceable is the executive order?” Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said his department has not been forced to close any nonessential businesses, but has the authority to do so. “We are not looking to complicate people’s lives and these business owners,” Campbell said. “We understand the predicament they are in and we certainly feel for them. But the order is the order, and we do have the teeth in it to charge someone with a misdemeanor if necessary, but we will do our best to avoid that.” Campbell said any businesses unsure of their status will be treated with discretion. “There could be some businesses that fall within the gray area, and we certainly are not immediately going to shut them down,” Campbell said. The Springfield Police Department also said they have not had to shut down any businesses involuntarily.)

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Chicago area gets top marks for social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread, data firm says – I-Chun Chen
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2020/04/03/chicago-area-gets-top-marks-for-social-distancing.html

CHICAGO CURBED
— What Chicago homeowners need to know about mortgages during the coronavirus crisis – Scott Klocksin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for equity to be taken from those who own their homes free and clear and b) call for that equity to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://chicago.curbed.com/2020/4/2/21204380/mortgage-assistance-homeowner-landlord-rent

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ near-insolvent unemployment trust fund can’t handle surge in unemployment claims, will need to tap federal loans – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-near-insolvent-unemployment-trust-fund-cant-handle-surge-in-unemployment-claims-will-need-to-tap-federal-loans-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE
— Stunning data show Illinois economy stalled out before COVID-19 pandemic – Austin Berg
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-stunning-data-show-illinois-economy-stalled-out-before-covid-19-pandemic/article_1397fa80-74f1-11ea-ab9d-3fc077675076.html

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Legislators find ways to stay busy – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: The following have given me more time and more money to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out: my no longer being a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) GAO employee, h) etc. 
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/legislators-find-ways-to-stay-busy/Content?oid=12005059
— State senator Bill Brady helped set up bad loan “The truth was not told” – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/state-senator-helped-set-up-bad-loan/Content?oid=12006480

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ILLINOIS – Brad Weisenstein and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-in-illinois/
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Pritzker to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want Pritzker to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL ANALYSIS SAYS ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS COULD LOSE EVEN MORE IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/political-strategy-group-illinois-republicans-are-losing-ground.html
— AS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS STACK UP IN ILLINOIS, APPLICATION PROBLEMS PERSIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— As coronavirus fears mounts, Democrats get tacky – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/inside-the-beltway-as-coronavirus-fears-mounts-dem/
— Latest genius Democrat plan: Make the election about Wuhan virus – Charles Hurt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/latest-genius-democrat-plan-make-election-about-wu/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Washington media agonize over covering the Trump coronavirus briefings – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: The mainstream media wants to cover only what it can spin to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-media-agonize-over-covering-the-trump-coronavirus-briefings
— Trump’s clout hangs in balance as White House grapples with coronavirus – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has the most clout in the organizations that you are a member of and where you live? I should write a book about those who have the most clout in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems on me and on those who share my demographics. I would focus on those who make it ever-increasing clear that they want to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-clout-hangs-in-balance-as-white-house-grapples-with-coronavirus
— MARCH 9, 2020 FLASHBACK: Virginia House passes redistricting amendment despite Democratic leadership disapproval – Tyler Arnold (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want redistricting to favor voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/virginia-house-passes-redistricting-amendment-despite-democratic-leadership-disapproval
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House voted 54-46 to approve the resolution after it rejected a substitution proposed by Del. Marcus Simon, D-Falls Church. The substitution would have added language designed to further prevent gerrymandering, especially racial gerrymandering, but it also would have restarted the clock on the amendment process and prolonged it. . .Del. Marcia Price, D-Newport News, said that the commission should be required to reflect the demographics of Virginia and that the resolution should include language to prevent racial gerrymandering.)

FOX NEWS
— Trump rips Democrats’ new coronavirus committee: ‘Witch hunt after witch hunt’
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-rips-democrats-new-coronavirus-committee-witch-hunt

BLAZE
— Joe Biden is outraged at ‘wildly irresponsible’ video from Trump campaign, demands Twitter take it down ‘Turnabout is fair play’ – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-outraged-at-trump-hoax-video

DAILY CALLER
— These States Say Abortions Are Essential During The Coronavirus Crisis – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/abortion-coronavirus-personal-protective-equipment-coronavirus/

DAILY SIGNAL
— In California, a Sign the Coronavirus Crisis Won’t ‘Go to Waste’ – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/02/be-wary-of-those-seeking-to-exploit-serious-crisis-of-covid-19/

PJ MEDIA
— Chinese City Bans Consumption of Cats and Dogs – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/chinese-city-bans-consumption-of-cats-and-dogs-which-is-not-funny-at-all/

TOWNHALL
— Airline Aid Shouldn’t Become Back-Door Nationalization – Ross Marchand
https://townhall.com/columnists/rossmarchand/2020/04/03/airline-aid-shouldnt-become-backdoor-nationalization-n2566267

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Don’t Let States Rob COVID-19 Funds to Bail Out Pensions – Ted Dabrowski & Mark Glennon
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/30/dont_let_states_rob_covid-19_funds_to_bail_out_pensions.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We Are All Restrictionists Now – RICH LOWRY (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-nations-realize-importance-borders/

EPOCH TIMES
— Chinese Regime Using Pandemic to Advance Global Ambitions, Expert Says – EVA FU AND JAN JEKIELEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-regime-using-pandemic-to-advance-global-ambitions-expert-says_3294231.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— 7 more pro-lifers arrested for praying against abortion in North Carolina ‘The city of Greensboro chose to use COVID to achieve the goal of having no Christians present in front of the abortion clinic.’
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/7-more-pro-lifers-arrested-for-praying-against-abortion-in-north-carolina
— Far-left SPLC claims anti-LGBT ‘hate groups’ on the rise in annual report The SPLC puts Christian groups on its ‘hate list’ with neo-Nazis. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/far-left-splc-claims-anti-lgbt-hate-groups-on-the-rise-in-annual-report

THE HILL
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses?rnd=1585866008/

POLITICO
— Trump campaign declares war on Democrats over voting rules for November With coronavirus injecting enormous doubt into voter turnout, it’s a sleeper issue that both parties say could sway the election. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-2020-election-legal-battle-coronavirus-162152
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s vaporized economy.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-money/2020/04/03/trumps-vaporized-economy-786630

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus – JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for pensions and Social Security be cut and b) call for that money to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://apnews.com/2d1be60a990b65802c639c8fe2ca881a
— Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent – DUSAN STOJANOVIC (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/03/31/dismantling-democracy-virus-used-as-excuse-to-quell-dissent/

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/donald-trump-ventilators-leadership-coronavirus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— U.S. expected to recommend masks for Americans in coronavirus hot spots Vice President Mike Pence hinted at the new guidance during Thursday’s coronavirus briefing. – Kristen Welker and Geoff Bennett (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-expected-recommend-masks-americans-coronavirus-hotspots-n1175596

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: “The Decision Not to Air Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing Is Commendable, and Overdue.” Those who hate me and/or hate those who share my demographics do not want the following to promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, conservative leaders, etc. 
https://news.yahoo.com/decision-not-air-trump-coronavirus-045314012.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Global Cases Exceed 1 Million
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— White House Debates How Far to Go on Face Mask Guidelines (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html
— Do Social Distancing Better, White House Doctor Tells Americans. Trump Objects – Reuters (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their rate your social distancing? How do Trump-haters rate Trump-supporter social distancing? How do Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens rate Republican social distancing? How do anti-religious people rate religious people social distancing? How do liberals and moderates rate conservative social distancing? How do minorities, females, and younger people rate White, male, and older people social distancing? How do people who have less money rate people who have more money social distancing?)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/02/us/02reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-birx.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent. – Vindu Goel and Jeffrey Gettleman (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/asia/modi-india-press-media.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Jobless rate jumps to 4.4 percent in March, but much worse lies ahead for American workers Recent surge in unemployment claims came too late to be counted in government report – David J. Lynch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/03/march-2020-jobs-report/
— U.S. grapples with widening onslaught as China warns about risk of new infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/04/03/daily-202-losing-a-job-can-also-mean-losing-health-coverage-adding-to-anxiety-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5e86c27188e0fa101a759ced/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Can’t knock on voters’ doors, maybe tap their avatars? Politicos scramble to adapt to coronavirus – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-04-02/parties-race-adapt-politicking-pandemic
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A perceived advantage the Trump campaign has in this new territory could prove fragile. Trump’s operatives have built an intimidating and costly digital machine around unprecedented social media micro-targeting. It is fueled by a conservative media ecosystem that reliably draws in masses of voters who help amplify Trump’s message. That ecosystem is showing signs of strain, however, as voters seek out reliable information about the virus, which some of the leading outlets on the right failed to provide when they initially dismissed its danger. Republicans are now bulking up their digital infrastructure. Republican National Committee volunteers made 1.4 million voter contacts during last Saturday’s “National Day of Action,” using a phone script that starts by asking voters about their health and offers information about medical-care resources before they begin detailing Trump’s efforts in the pandemic. The GOP’s chief volunteer-training program, the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative, has gone virtual and hasn’t slowed in the process. There were 312 events that trained 1,390 volunteers during its first week online.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Jobs Report Likely to Show Start of Record Labor-Market Collapse Economists expect Friday’s March data won’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— U.S. and Europe Turn to Phone-Tracking Strategies to Halt Spread of Coronavirus Amid privacy concerns, nations work with apps, geolocation data to help identify and isolate infected citizens – James Marson, Catherine Stupp and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-and-europe-turn-to-phone-tracking-strategies-to-halt-spread-of-coronavirus-11585906203
— Where America is Staying Home States that have enacted stay-at-home orders have generally seen the greatest reduction in residents’ average daily travel. – Max Rust, Patience Haggin and Yan Wu
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/where-america-is-staying-home/
— Companies Try to Preserve Jobs by Cutting Pay Amid Coronavirus Crisis Worker salaries, once untouchable, are being slashed across a range of industries rocked by pandemic – Rachel Feintzeig and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want Civil Service Retirement Systems (CSRS) pensions to be slashed and b) want federal subsidies for health, dental, and vision insurance for federal retirees to be slashed.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-try-to-preserve-jobs-by-cutting-pay-amid-coronavirus-crisis-11585906200

USA TODAY
— Trump calls some governors ‘complainers’ as he’s criticized over delivery of coronavirus supplies – David Jackson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the biggest complainers in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They complain about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/02/coronavirus-trump-hits-governors-says-andrew-cuomo-working-hard/5108421002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “TRUMP ADVISERS DOUBT WHITE HOUSE’S CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ESTIMATE, EXPERT SAYS IT APPEARED RUSHED.”
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-advisers-doubt-white-houses-coronavirus-deaths-estimate-expert-says-it-appeared-rushed-1495908
— FAUCI SAYS ALL STATES SHOULD ENFORCE CORONAVIRUS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS AS TRUMP RESISTS ISSUING NATIONWIDE MANDATE – DANIEL VILLARREAL
https://www.newsweek.com/fauci-says-all-states-should-enforce-coronavirus-stay-home-orders-trump-resists-issuing-1495906
— CHINA CLAIMS U.S. IS ‘SLANDERING’ BEIJING WITH REPORT ON CORONAVIRUS COVER-UP, CALLS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ‘INHUMANE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Communist China.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/china-claims-us-slandering-beijing-report-coronavirus-cover-donald-trump-administration-inhumane-1495934

PEOPLE
— President Donald Trump Takes Coronavirus Test Again Out of ‘Curiosity’ and Tests Negative “The second one is much more pleasant,” Donald Trump said during Thursday’s press conference at the White House – Robyn Merrett 
https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-takes-coronavirus-test-again-tests-negative/

UNION JOURNAL
— Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, Viktor Orban, Uses Coronavirus To Gain ‘Unlimited Power’ – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/hungarys-far-right-leader-viktor-orban-uses-coronavirus-to-gain-unlimited-power/

TRIBUNE
— Social stigma associated with Covid-19 needs campaign
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/social-stigma-associated-with-covid-19-needs-campaign-64683

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump Organization Is Looking for a Coronavirus Bailout.” 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/the-trump-organization-wants-a-coronavirus-bailout-report.html

NEW YORKER
— Digital Door Knocking: Voter Outreach in a Pandemic – Eric Lach
https://www.newyorker.com/news/campaign-chronicles/digital-door-knocking-voter-outreach-in-a-pandemic

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The False Promise of Paywalls for Local News – Michael Shapiro
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-the-false-promise-of-paywalls-for-local-news/

April 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus in the US: Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-resists-national-shutdown-leaving-it-up-to-states/6068384/
— Coronavirus Illinois: 42 new COVID-19 deaths raise toll to more than 140 in Illinois, cases near 7K, officials say – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-death-toll-rises-to-more-than-140-in-illinois/6067701/
— Federal strategic stockpile of personal protective equipment nearly depleted, Trump says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-federal-ppe-stockpile-nearly-depleted/6069551/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 in Illinois as Total Cases Rise to Nearly 7K The total number of 6,980 cases marks a spike of 986 confirmed results and 42 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-deaths-top-100-in-illinois-as-total-cases-rise-to-nearly-7k/2248636/
— What Will a Peak Look Like in Illinois? It Might Not Be What You Think Some residents hope it could happen soon, assuming a peak would be followed by a sharp decline in cases and an indication that the state is finally on the road to recovery. But that might not be how it unfolds
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-will-a-peak-look-like-in-illinois-it-might-not-be-what-you-think/2248528/

CBS2
— 42 New COVID-19 Deaths, Most Reported In One Day In Illinois; ‘Don’t Be Terrified, Don’t Be Discouraged’ “I’m not urging people to despair. Let’s be strong and courageous,” Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/illinois-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-wednesday-april-1-most-one-day/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois COVID-19 cases climb to 6,980; total number of deaths now 141
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-covid-19-cases-climb-to-6980-total-number-of-deaths-now-141

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasts Trump for ‘wildly wrong’ statements, says Chicago faces a coronavirus peak but ‘starting to trend in the right direction’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-today-show-20200401-56x4cfgy6vagngoz7hwk6k2e3u-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: In some Illinois towns, internet shortfalls and lack of computers putting students at a disadvantage during an extended period away from the classroom. ‘A poverty issue, pure and simple.’ – JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS, JODI S. COHEN and HARU CORYNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-student-digital-divide-illinois-20200327-ezxulbtxw5bcxpesfrw7nooqhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-teacher-feature-st-0320-20200320-tturyfh7fjgdrhtzmw75i77cnu-story.html
— DuPage reports 3 new deaths of people with coronavirus — 2 from nursing homes. Countywide total is at 13. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-13-deaths-20200402-4etr3og7v5cnzoym5s6fnx7doy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin: Pritzker aiming to organize an airlift of COVID-19 supplies from China to Illinois The governor also has found an Illinois company with supplies to sell – but was seeking a better price from another state, Durbin said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202775/dick-durbin-jb-pritzker-airlift-covid-19-supplies-china-to-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/1/21203256/less-than-half-back-trumps-pandemic-response-november-election-2020-covid-19-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— A 20-year-old college student from Glen Ellyn will be the Democratic nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board after edging out her nearest competitor in a crowded primary field by a mere 48 votes. – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/afzal-narrowly-beats-laplante-to-become-democratic-nominee-for-dupage-district-4
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use gerrymandering to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-fair-maps-amendment-a-good-move-for-minority-communities
— Morton Arboretum closing after visitors flout social distancing warnings – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/morton-arboretum-closing-after-visitors-flout-social-distancing-warnings
— With pandemic causing economic hardship, Lake County Board may freeze members’ pay – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/with-pandemic-causing-economic-hardship-lake-county-board-may-freeze-members-pay
— Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/trump-says-life-and-death-at-stake-in-following-guidelines

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Path of U.S. virus cases suggests peak growth could come next week A Schaumburg consultancy that’s been tracking the daily trajectory of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. says we might soon see daily new cases decrease instead of increase. – JON ASPLUND
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/path-us-virus-cases-suggests-peak-growth-could-come-next-week
— Springfield split along partisan lines over expanded mail balloting Pritzker’s call to allow “all or substantially all” November voting via mail in light of COVID fears draws sharply differing reactions from Democrats and Republicans. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/springfield-split-along-partisan-lines-over-expanded-mail-balloting
— Will DNC convention happen in Milwaukee? Biden doubts it. And if it the big gathering is canceled, Chicago stands to lose.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/will-dnc-convention-happen-milwaukee-biden-doubts-it

WBBM RADIO
— Pritzker: White House Guilty Of ‘Leadership Malpractice’ Over Healthcare Access
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/pritzker-white-house-guilty-of-leadership-malpractice

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/despite-grim-projections-trump-resists-national-quarantine

LEW ROCKWELL
— Northwestern Hospital Asks Seedy Illinois Politician For Permission To Ignore Dying Corona Patients – Allan Stevo
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/allan-stevo/northwestern-hospital-asks-seedy-illinois-politician-for-permission-to-ignore-dying-corona-patients/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois COVID-19 reporting terribly flawed and irresponsible – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-covid-19-reporting-terribly-flawed-and-irresponsible/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 986 NEW COVID CASES IN ILLINOIS; 42 ADDITIONAL DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/986-new-covid-cases-in-illinois-42-additional-deaths.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says state received over 1,100 applications to rejoin healthcare service here – Ezike: “As we develop more cases, we are going to have more deaths” – Should people wear masks? – 45 percent positive rate for Stateville tests – Addresses concerns at Shapiro – ICU shortage in Taylorville – Talks about possible session – Easter service should be online – Unable to project budget changes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/pritzker-says-state-received-over-1100-applications-to-rejoin-healthcare-service-here/
— 986 new cases, 42 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/986-new-cases-42-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/covid-19-roundup-8/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gun sales up 85% in March amid coronavirus fears FBI sets new record for background checks – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/1/gun-sales-85-march-amid-coronavirus-fears/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Seattle police chief tells residents to dial 911 if they experience ‘racist name calling’ – Andrew Mark Miller 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/seattle-police-chief-tells-residents-to-dial-911-if-they-experience-racist-name-calling

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NBC News blasts Christian group behind Central Park field hospital over religious beliefs – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/nbc-news-blasts-christian-group-behind-central-park-field-hospital-over-religious-beliefs/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Caucus: ‘ICE Must Release All’ Illegal Aliens Amid Coronavirus Crisis – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/hispanic-caucus-ice-must-release-all-illegal-aliens-amid-coronavirus-crisis/
— CNN Blacklisted Trump’s Most Important Coronavirus Briefing to Date – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organization, companies, and governments that blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those that falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/04/01/nolte-cnn-blacklisted-trumps-most-important-coronavirus-briefing-to-date/
— Donald Trump Responds to Illegals Not Getting Stimulus Checks: ‘They Came in Illegally’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/donald-trump-responds-to-illegals-not-getting-stimulus-checks-they-came-in-illegally/

CNS NEWS
— PBS and NPR Offer Journalism by Liberals for Liberals – Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tim-graham/pbs-and-npr-offer-journalism-liberals-liberals
— Biden Says He Will Provide ‘a Roadmap to Citizenship for Nearly 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants’ (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at illegals, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Democrats want to use illegals to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/cnsnewscom-staff/biden-says-he-will-provide-roadmap-citizenship-nearly-11-million

NEWS BUSTERS
— Latino Networks Bemoan Exclusion of Illegals In Economic Aid Package – Kathleen Krumhansl
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/04/01/latino-nets-bemoan-exclusion-illegals-economic-aid
— Franklin Graham’s Charity Treats Virus Patients, Lefties Mock His Faith – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/04/01/franklin-grahams-charity-treats-virus-patients-lefties-mock

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats and U.S. Media Star in New Chinese Propaganda Video – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrats-and-u-s-media-star-in-new-chinese-propaganda-video/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jonah Goldberg blasts Trump.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-trump-daily-briefings-shine-light-on-his-inadequacy/158615/

THE HILL
— Fauci given security detail after receiving threats – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490725-fauci-given-security-detail-after-receiving-threats
— Several states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490695-several-states-have-yet-to-issue-stay-at-home-orders

HUFFINGTON POST
— Gov. Says Illinois Has Received About 10% Of Requested Medical Supplies From White House “We’re going to run out of ventilators,” J.B. Pritzker said, “and the federal government really isn’t helping at all.” – Nick Visser
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-white-house_n_5e842a35c5b6a1bb764fe23d

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘Never Thought I Would Need It’: Americans Put Pride Aside to Seek Aid With coronavirus-related job losses, many workers are reluctantly seeking charity and unemployment benefits for the first time in their lives. – Cara Buckley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/virus-food-banks-unemployment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. stocks tank as bleak news mounts on health, economic fronts The Dow slides nearly 1,000 points coming off its worst first quarter ever – Jacob Bogage and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/stocks-markets-today-economy-coronavirus/
— Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say – Nick Miroff 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-protective-gear-stockpile-depleted/2020/04/01/44d6592a-741f-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— The list of those who won’t get a $1,200 stimulus check is growing — and includes some surprising groups Americans on Social Security now have to file a tax return to receive a stimulus check. Most high school seniors and college students won’t get any money at all. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/bailout-checks-social-security/

USA TODAY
— Republican chairwoman: Donald Trump is working around the clock to keep Americans safe The commander in chief has engaged every sector of society in the fight against our shared enemy – Ronna McDaniel
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/03/31/coronavirus-president-donald-trump-working-keep-americans-safe-editorials-debates/5100208002/
— Health issues for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans may cause coronavirus to ravage communities – Deborah Barfield Berry
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-cases-could-soar-blacks-latinos-and-native-americans/2917493001/
— J.C. Penney to furlough most of 95,000 employees, extend store closures – Brett Molina
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-j-c-penney-co-furlough-most-95-000-employees/5095990002/
— Work strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods show essential workers’ safety concerns – Mike Snider
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/03/30/coronavirus-safety-drives-strikes-amazon-instacart-and-whole-foods/5086135002/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Fear Indefinite Shutdown, Worry Government May Make Things Worse
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_fear_indefinite_shutdown_worry_government_may_make_things_worse

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater wants Biden to “Go for the Jugular.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157104/go-jugular-joe-biden

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/04/01/splc-report-wake-call-lgbtq-people

April 1 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Sends Out Emergency Alert Seeking Healthcare Professionals to Help in COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-sends-out-emergency-alert-seeking-healthcare-professionals-to-help-in-covid-19-pandemic/2248222/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois politicians call on Trump to provide state with more medical supplies Rep. Lauren Underwood joins our show to talk about the urgent need for medical supplies from those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/669425

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S. from coronavirus pandemic if social distancing is maintained – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200331-giadunfcdbb33dqpidafentkp4-story.html
— The voters behind Trump’s higher approval ratings – TRIP GABRIEL AND LISA LERER (DIERSEN: What drives your approval rating up or down where you live? From what I see, the biggest single factor is how those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout where you live treat you and treat those who share your demographics. Everyone sees how those who lead your municipal district, municipality, township, county, and Illinois treat you and those who share your demographics. I should write a book about how the following have treated me and those who share my demographics: past and present leaders of Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-approval-ratings-20200331-urc3xvpmnrcgjpns42gtnvltpe-story.html
— FRONT PAGE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Mail delivery suspended at Naperville condominium complexes with no explanation – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-mail-delivery-stops-mill-seniors-st-0401-20200330-7no6mzmcn5bhng5iojz7fdoiti-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago police officers ordered to restrict access to several West Side blocks known for drug sales Police were instructed to check the ID of anyone who tried to enter four blocks, but several officers said they were hesitant to follow those orders out of concern they were not constitutional. – Sam Charles and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21202132/chicago-police-officers-ordered-restrict-access-west-side-blocks-drug-sales-gangs
— Democrats put corruption reform on ice: ‘More time will be necessary to complete our work’ The commission was required to release a report by Tuesday with recommendations on how to end entrenched corruption in Illinois, but as the COVID-19 crisis has temporarily shut down sessions of the General Assembly, it has also stymied the work of the commission. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21202193/democrats-corruption-reform-deadline-ethics-reform-lobbying-coronavirus
— A crying doctor, patients gasping for air and limited coronavirus tests: A look inside a triage tent in Chicago Michael Dolan describes his experience at Northwestern as “an entirely preventable human disaster” — but he doesn’t blame the hospital or its medical staff. – Nader Issa and Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202205/northwestern-hospital-coronavirus-triage-tent-michael-dolan
— Virus deaths in NYC top 1,000 as city prepares for worse More than 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded across New York state. – Francesca Gattuso 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202805/virus-deaths-in-nyc-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-the-coronavirus-covid-19
— Florida in cruise-ship standoff, New York collects its dead Across the country, Americans braced for what President Donald Trump warned could be a “hell of a bad two weeks,” with the White House projecting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. before the outbreak is over. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202798/florida-cruise-ship-new-york-death-toll-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-outbreak-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Oberweis vs. Underwood: Ideology, health care, immigration to lead in nationally watched congressional race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/oberweis-vs-underwood-ideology-health-care-immigration-to-lead-in-nationally-watched-congressional-race
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County planning to close field court in Downers Grove – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/dupage-county-planning-to-close-field-court-in-downers-grove

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Media members skip Trump briefings because of little news, much risk their health – Paul Farhi 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Media-members-skip-Trump-briefings-because-of-15170156.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Essential workers – Sandy Bressner
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/29/essential-workers/a63geeq/?utm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I went out in search of essential workers in DuPage and Cook counties. I found Dan Ruiz, manager of the Egg Harbor in Wheaton. Here’s what he had to say: “We’re just trying to adjust on the fly and figure out what we’re doing. Business is probably 10% of what it was before. We had to lay off about 40 people. We’re getting a lot of people [ordering curbside] and people have been very supportive. They support small business in this community very well I think.”)

WREX
— Stocks fall more than 3% at open on Wall Street, following declines in Asia, Europe, as Trump warns of ‘dark days’ ahead – AP
https://wrex.com/2020/04/01/stocks-fall-more-than-3-at-open-on-wall-street-following-declines-in-asia-europe-as-trump-warns-of-dark-days-ahead/

WGLT
— 8 Ways The $2 Trillion Relief Bill Will Impact Central Illinois – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/8-ways-2-trillion-relief-bill-will-impact-central-illinois#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— McConnell: Impeachment ‘diverted attention’ from coronavirus – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/mcconnell-impeachment-diverted-attention-from-coronavirus
— Facing skepticism, officials ‘reexamine’ guidance against wearing masks – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/amid-growing-criticism-officials-consider-revising-guidance-on-wearing-masks

CHICAGO BLOCK CLUB
— Coronavirus In Chicago: ‘A Race Against Time’ As Officials Prepare For Onslaught Of COVID-19 Cases “Right now in Chicago the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is doubling about every three to four days,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/31/coronavirus-in-chicago-its-a-race-against-time-as-officials-prepare-for-onslaught-of-covid-19-cases/

WIREPOINTS
— Coronavirus impact may push Illinois state pension debt to over $300 billion – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/coronavirus-impact-may-push-illinois-state-pension-debt-to-over-300-billion-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— What Are Gov. Pritzker’s Priorities? – David E. Smith (DIERSEN: What do your priorities include? My priorities continue to include putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 362,370 articles and information about many upcoming events.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/what-are-gov-pritzkers-priorities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the midst of the COVID-19 craziness, it is alarming to recognize there are many who are willing to use our current health crisis for their own gain and/or agenda. As these snollygosters and media types grandstand, I cannot help but think of Rahm Emanuel’s infamous quote, “never let a crisis go to waste.” Ironically, Emanuel first used that phrase in 2008 during the nation’s financial crash and then again last week in response to our nation’s coronavirus emergency. Is it a repackaging of one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, in which he writes “in the arena of action a threat or a crisis becomes almost a precondition to communication”? I’ll let you decide. The truth is, the board and staff here at IFI are deeply disturbed to hear the incessant petty partisan criticisms of the Trump Administration by political leaders and media pundits who only seem interested in stoking anxiety and exacerbating division among the American people. In that regard, Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker has made a name for himself as one of the nation’s chief nitpickers over the last several weeks. In his first fourteen months as CEO of the state of Illinois, Gov. Pritzker hasn’t pursued policy solutions that would have helped Illinois prepare for a pandemic. Gov. Pritzker hasn’t tried to bolster Illinois’ rainy-day fund, which is now vitally needed to purchase respirators and other medical equipment. In fact, Illinois remains disadvantaged because of the billions of dollars in unpaid bills dragging us down. Instead, like a petulant child, Pritzker awaits bailouts from the federal government. For the most part, Pritzker’s political priorities have concerned the “social issues.” Working with the “Progressive” Caucus in Springfield, he followed through on his pledge to “make Illinois the most progressive state in the nation” for killing babies through abortion. He helped pass the mandate to indoctrinate young children through teaching positively about “LGBT” history in government schools (K-12). He helped pass an expansion of gambling and increased both gasoline taxes and the cost of doing business with a hike in the minimum wage. Pritzker’s involvement in getting recreational marijuana passed in the state cannot be over-emphasized. This foolish policy will only exasperate our current national/international health predicament, as marijuana consumption has been proven to suppress the immune system, leaving users more vulnerable to sickness. He did a great disservice to Illinois’ families, the healthcare system and first responders. BTW, who do you suppose will be paying for these unintended consequences of legal pot? Regarding the “stay-at-home” order, which has now been extended through April 30th, why are abortuaries, liquor and pot stores considered “essential businesses”?)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHLAFLY & THORNER: LIBERALS IMPEDE COVID-19 TREATMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/schlafly-thorner-liberals-impede-covid-19-treatment.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ Urges Americans to stay home through April – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/donald-trump-stay-home-through-april-30/%2BWnS3AnW2fJLNiXdUcLAxPUTq378e2o%3D&bt_ts=1585733384317
— Coronavirus coverage: A media fright fest – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/inside-the-beltway-coronavirus-coverage-continues-/
— Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in history – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/virus-slump-expected-to-rival-big-recessions-in-hi/
— Henry Hyde would have been proud of pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski When politicians stand on principles – David Keene (DIERSEN: To win on November 3, 2020, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs will put ever-increasing pressure on Republican candidates a) to dump planks in the Republican Party platform including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving planks and b) to dump those like me who support the aforesaid planks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/henry-hyde-would-have-been-proud-of-pro-life-democ/
— U.S. military ‘readiness’ at risk as coronavirus rips through ranks – Ben Wolfgang and Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/us-military-readiness-risk-coronavirus-rips-throug/
— Democrats distracted as coronavirus crept into U.S., GOP says: ‘Every day was all about impeachment’ – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: 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.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/democrats-distracted-impeachment-coronavirus-crept/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois’ prison system reports first COVID-19 death with ‘clusters’ in other places – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-prison-system-reports-first-covid-19-death-with-clusters-in-other-places
— Coronavirus revisionism: When the media pretends their narrative is ‘reality’ – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/coronavirus-revisionism-when-the-media-pretends-their-narrative-is-reality
— Chinese propaganda is now citing US journalists’ and Democrats’ coronavirus rhetoric – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/chinese-propaganda-is-now-citing-us-journalists-democrats-coronavirus-rhetoric
— Majority of public favors temporary ban on immigration from Mexico during coronavirus pandemic: Poll – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/majority-of-public-favors-temporary-ban-on-immigration-from-mexico-during-coronavirus-pandemic-poll

FOX NEWS
— Trump seeks another $2 trillion – Chris Stirewalt
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-seeks-another-2-trillion
— Brit Hume slams ‘preposterous’ comparison of Trump coronavirus briefings to campaign rallies – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/brit-hume-trump-coronavirus-task-force-briefings
— Coronavirus’ frightening profile: Who is more likely to die from COVID-19? – Hollie McKay
https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavirus-who-is-more-likely-to-die
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “If you are immunocompromised, such as receiving cancer treatment or recently treated or even perhaps cancer survivor, you are at greater risk for catching the virus and doing poorly,” Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer, WebMD, told Fox News. “Patients with diabetes and heart disease do worse when they get infected. In addition, if you have lung problems such as severe asthma, you are also at greater risk.” “Too much alcohol can also contribute to difficulties in fighting infection,” Whyte said. “Diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver problems, respiratory diseases, and even severe obesity can make it much harder to recover if you contract the virus.”)
— What are the demographics of coronavirus deaths in America? Dr. Deborah Birx says the U.S.’s mortality demographics are identical to Italy’s with regard to older people with preexisting conditions contracting coronavirus.
https://news.yahoo.com/demographics-coronavirus-deaths-america-222844725.html

BREITBART
— Poll Shows Trump More Trusted than Joe Biden to Handle Economy, Coronavirus – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/31/nolte-poll-shows-trump-more-trusted-than-joe-biden-to-handle-economy-coronavirus/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump administration is ‘race-baiting’ by using ‘Wuhan Virus’ term.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/31/susan-rice-trump-admin-is-race-baiting-by-using-wuhan-virus-term/

DAILY SIGNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism.
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/31/how-crises-shine-a-light-on-the-forgotten-american/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Takes Charge on Coronavirus — Fends Off Congress, Media – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/maddow-msnbc-pelosi-birx/2020/03/31/id/960663/

FEDERALIST
— New York Times Ignores The Evidence To Slander Christians As Coronavirus Deniers Katherine Stewart couldn’t be bothered to find out, as a good journalist would, what the Cornwall Alliance or plenty of other conservative, evangelical Christians think about the coronavirus. Slander sufficed. – E. Calvin Beisner
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/01/new-york-times-ignores-the-evidence-to-slander-christians-as-coronavirus-deniers/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— No, Martial Law Is Not Coming to America – CRAIG BRUCE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-response-no-martial-law-america/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Be Realistic About Your Abilities – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: Of course, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress your weaknesses and downplay your strengths. I should write a book about those who stress my weaknesses. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
http://devotions1.lccharities.org/2020/04/01/be-realistic-about-your-abilities/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Should Trump Be Wary of the Advice He’s Getting? (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I was extremely reluctant to seek/take advice from my Democrat superiors because they were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who shared my demographics. None of my Democrat superiors ever advised me to earn job-related college degrees, job-related professional certifications, or job-related professional licenses.)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/31/should-trump-be-wary-of-the-advice-hes-getting/

THE HILL
— The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490501-the-memo-political-world-grapples-with-long-coronavirus-shutdown

POLITICO
— Biden: Difficult to imagine having Democratic convention as scheduled Democrats are supposed to meet in Milwaukee in mid-July. – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/biden-dnc-coronavirus-158731
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Breakdown Old traits — bluster, defiance, implacable self-promotion — that once worked well now threaten to sink a presidency.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/01/trump-breakdown-threaten-sink-presidency-158321


REUTERS
— With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Chris Kahn (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Trump-haters want the next Democrat U.S. President to do? ANSWER: Use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/with-2020-race-all-but-halted-over-coronavirus-biden-quietly-widens-lead-over-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN21I3K6

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats us coronavirus to defeat Trump and to defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-politics-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/politics/coronavirus-us-benefits.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Edmunds: Keep your car clean to reduce coronavirus risk – Ryan Zummallen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/edmunds-keep-your-car-clean-to-reduce-coronavirus-risk/2020/04/01/da173c04-73ff-11ea-ad9b-254ec99993bc_story.html

USA TODAY
— Trump says impeachment ‘probably’ distracted him from fighting coronavirus – David Jackson (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: 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.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/31/coronavirus-trump-says-impeachment-distracted-him-coronavirus/5100694002/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Warns of Pain Ahead While ‘Shocking’ Reality Sets In – Justin Sink and Mario Parker
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-a-painful-two-weeks
— Biden Doubts Convention Will Happen as Planned – Tyler Pager (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/biden-doubts-convention-will-happen-as-planned-campaign-update
— Stimulus May Come Too Late for U.S. Businesses Already Stretched – Mike Dorning and Anita Sharpe
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/stimulus-may-come-too-late-for-businesses-already-stretched
— Putin Sends Military Plane With Coronavirus Aid to Help U.S. – Jake Rudnitsky
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/putin-sends-military-plane-with-coronavirus-aid-to-help-u-s
— Deaths Increase in Spain; Italy to Extend Lockdown
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-sees-painful-two-weeks-n-y-tops-hubei-virus-update

NEWSWEEK
— CDC DIRECTOR SAYS THERE MAY BE ANOTHER CORONAVIRUS WAVE IN LATE FALL AND A ‘SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF AMERICANS’ WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE – KASHMIRA GANDER
https://www.newsweek.com/cdc-director-coronavirus-wave-late-fall-substantial-portion-americans-will-susceptible-1495401
— BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL BOARD SAYS DONALD TRUMP HAS ‘BLOOD ON HIS HANDS’ FOR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN THE U.S. – JASON LEMON (DIERSEN: This promotes hatred not only against Trump, but against all Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/boston-globe-editorial-board-says-donald-trump-has-blood-his-hands-coronavirus-pandemic-us-1495476

VINEYARD GAZETTE
— A Reliable Source of News Is Essential, Now More Than Ever – Nelson Sigelman (DIERSEN: You can count on me a) to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out and b) to post a copy of it at www.gopillinois.com each and every morning and each and every evening notwithstanding the tremendous efforts by my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) to stop me from sending the emails out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2020/03/30/reliable-source-news-essential-now-more-ever

FXXV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales surge as industry changes to keep workers, customers safe amid pandemic – Kai Beech
https://www.kxxv.com/news/national/coronavirus/marijuana-sales-surge-as-industry-changes-to-keep-workers-customers-safe-amid-pandemic

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
— Automakers poised to signal U.S. sales collapse ahead – KEITH NAUGHTON
https://www.autonews.com/sales/automakers-poised-signal-us-sales-collapse-ahead

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
— Can stress make you ill? (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus not only on increasing my stress, but on increasing stress of all those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/can-stress-make-you-sick

STAT
— The coronavirus is washing over the U.S. These factors will determine how bad it gets in each community – ANDREW JOSEPH
https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/01/coronavirus-how-bad-it-gets-different-communities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Experts told STAT that a host of factors are at play: demographics like the age and health of the population; proximity and connections to other regions; and how densely people live, whether in crowded apartment buildings or more secluded family homes. There are also factors that can be addressed through action, like local response efforts and physical distancing requirements.)

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Life (and your career) after coronavirus – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who talk and/or act like they would never stoop to become a federal employee. I would focus on those who a) lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, b) cannot pass an employment examination, c) cannot pass a background investigation, and/or d) cannot pass a physical examination.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2020/03/life-and-your-career-after-coronavirus/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The idea of an out-of-the-blue pandemic shutting down America and the rest of the world would be an April Fools Day prank of the worst kind. Unfortunately, this is not a drill. Unlike past major events, 9/11, the Great Recession, which hit all of us but in many different ways, we are all pretty much in the same boat here. It may be better to be young in Idaho than to be 75 in Brooklyn. But maybe not all that much better. Hopefully you’ve got food. Toilet paper. You are taking every precaution. Now you wait. We all do. Federal employees, unlike many other working Americans, will have an annuity, a pension, if they work long enough.)

MY FEDERAL RETIREMENT
— How Will the COVID-19 Virus Crisis Impact Federal Employees’ Retirement Plans? – Edward A. Zurndorfer
https://www.myfederalretirement.com/covid-19-federal-retirement/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Court Deals Major Blow to Trump’s Signature Civil Service Reform Law Ruling will put “structure” and “safeguards” in place for employee discipline law, attorney says. – ERIC KATZ (DIERSEN: What adverse actions have been taken against you? 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 not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/court-deals-major-blow-trumps-signature-civil-service-reform-law/164250/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The law requires MSPB “to review whether the secretary had substantial evidence for his decision that an employee’s actions warranted the adverse action,” the appeals court wrote. “The board cannot meaningfully review that decision if it blinds itself to the VA’s choice of action.” It went on to say reviewing the punishment ensures the department cannot issue “absurd, unconstitutional” penalties. The court said its interpretation of the law would avoid a situation in which “an employee with an otherwise sterling record could be removed over a trivial incident.”)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, more and more and more federal money is used to promote LGBTQ activity. 
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LGBTQ-Chicagoans-weigh-in-on-2020-Census/68272.html

March 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Pritzker extends IL stay-at-home-order to April 30 as COVID-19 cases spike to nearly 6K – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pritzker-extends-illinois-stay-at-home-order-to-april-30/6064963/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Downtown hotel rooms set aside for first responders, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/downtown-hotel-rooms-set-aside-for-first-responders-mayor-lightfoot-says/6065678/

NBC5
— Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order Extended Through April, Pritzker Announces The statewide stay-at-home order was initially issued from March 21 to April 7
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-stay-at-home-order-expected-to-be-extended-sources/2247274/
— Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension Pritzker also detailed what the extension means for Illinois schools and students.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/read-pritzkers-full-statement-announcing-illinois-stay-at-home-order-extension/2247976/
— Coronavirus Cases Spike to Nearly 6K, with 99 Deaths as Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extended Illinois stay-at-home order is now in effect until April 30
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-spike-to-nearly-6000-with-99-fatalities-as-stay-at-home-order-extended/2247921/

CBS2
— Gov. JB Pritzker Extends ‘Stay At Home’ Order And COVID-19 School Closings Through The End Of April – Dana Kozlov and Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/31/governor-jb-pritzker-to-extend-stay-at-home-order-coronavirus-covid-19/
— Coronavirus By The Numbers: Among The States With The Most COVID-19 cases, Illinois Trails Other States In Tests Per Capita – Christopher Hacker
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/coronavirus-by-the-numbers-among-the-states-with-the-most-covid-19-cases-illinois-trails-other-states-in-tests-per-capita/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 5,994 COVID-19 cases in Illinois as death toll reaches 99
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/5994-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-as-death-toll-reaches-99

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— County finances to suffer one-two punch as coronavirus patients ‘swamp the health care system’ “This is a two-fold impact on our health care system,” Preckwinkle said. “One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services.” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21201863/cook-county-finances-health-systems-preckwinkle-coronavirus-patients-covid-19
— Hotel Essex will offer free rooms, parking, meals to exhausted first-responders Jim Tracy, president of the firefighters union, called the rooms a “huge relief” to members caring for young children or elderly parents or grandparents. Police union president Kevin Graham, while grateful, said more rooms are needed. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/31/21201601/coronavirus-first-responders-hotel-essex-rooms
— White House looking into broader use of masks Dr. Anthony Fauci said the task force first wants to make sure that such a move wouldn’t take away from the supply of masks available to health care workers. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/31/21201670/white-house-broader-use-of-masks-medical-supplies-healthcare-workers-anthony-fauci
— Our children will need much more than remote learning to get back on track in school Summer school, longer school days and a longer year should all be on the table. We also need a plan to close the digital divide. – Robin Steans
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21201599/our-children-will-need-much-more-than-remote-learning-to-get-back-on-track-in-school
— I’m a parent and a teacher. Remote learning should worry us all Even with a masters’ degree in education and 16 years in the field, I know I am only half as adequate as my children’s actual teachers. – Gina Caneva 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21201888/im-a-parent-and-a-teacher-remote-learning-should-worry-us-all-gina-caneva-opinions
— Ignore the mixed messages and wear that mask We are learning that masks can provide a measure of protection from the coronavirus if used properly. And the CDC may soon reverse itself and encourage people to wear face coverings during the pandemic. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21200144/coronavirus-covid-19-masks-wear-cdc-pritzker-trump-public-health-virus-face-cough-sneeze

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Think the stay-home restrictions are tough now? They could get tougher – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-stay-home-chicago-germany-20200331-7yl3zembi5aqrbe7sht3llacka-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Would removing Trump’s live coronavirus briefings make him worse?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-coronavirus-briefings-alcindor-page-20200331-eyhmxvyhtne6xara44dypmeoha-story.html
— Suburban Chicago newspaper chain, 22nd Century Media, folds amid coronavirus ad drought – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-newspaper-publisher-folds-20200331-dofsnsua2bfb5cthcxpmfrucge-story.html
— Joe Biden faces a huge cash gap with Trump and must close it virtually – SHANE GOLDMACHER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-joe-biden-donald-trump-election-20200331-sokwpybprvddvjznufcbkluhta-story.html
— Another person stricken with coronavirus at Willowbrook nursing home has died. DuPage County death toll is at 10. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-death-willowbrook-nursing-home-20200331-bn4rz5aajndsxhdtk37yyagta4-story.html
— Northwestern, University of Illinois hospitals taking part in global trial of the drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-treatment-study-chicago-hospitals-20200331-hcwnipydhvhwfcp2sfzamcl5x4-story.html
— Delayed weed dispensary openings, curbside pot pickup: Coronavirus is forcing the state’s marijuana industry to adapt – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: Pot is a vice. Its use should not be promoted.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-marijuana-dispensaries-20200331-hfonjug44jawtjvgpzcoqk6ism-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora mayor fighting COVID-19: ‘I will beat this’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/aurora-mayor-fighting-covid-19-i-will-beat-this
— Where to find county-by-county and maybe even suburb-by-suburb COVID-19 data
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/where-to-find-county-by-county-and-maybe-even-suburb-by-suburb-covid-19-data
— Cook County court cases postponed, videoconferencing expanded – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/cook-county-court-cases-postponed-videoconferencing-expanded
— 937 new cases of COVID-19, 26 more deaths. Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April 30 – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200331/news/200339822

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April The governor takes another step to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-extends-stay-home-order-through-april

WGN RADIO
— Rubio specifies journalists for ‘glee’ in virus deaths – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/entertainment-news/rubio-specifies-journalists-for-glee-in-virus-deaths/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Hanley edges Gill in Winnebago County State’s Attorney GOP primary – Ken DeCoster
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200331/hanley-edges-gill-in-winnebago-county-states-attorney-gop-primary

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 10th COVID-19-related death; 27 new cases
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/31/dupage-county-reports-10th-covid-19-related-death-27-news-cases/aj6r9bq/

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Campaigning in the age of the coronavirus – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/campaigning-in-the-age-of-the-coronavirus

WILLIAM KELLY
— Il Gov’s Coronavirus Response Prompts Online Petition to “Quarantine Pritzker’
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/quarantine-pritzker

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— DuPage & Lake County Health Departments Provide Covid-19 Geographic Data, McHenry County Won’t
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/dupage-county-health-department-provides-covid-19-geographic-data/ 
— 2021 Tax Bills Can Be 2.3% Higher Under the Real Estate Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/2021-tax-bills-can-be-2-3-higher-under-the-real-estate-tax-cap/ 
— Skillicorn Gloats about Defeat of Statewide Plastic Bag Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/skillicorn-gloats-about-defeat-of-statewide-plastic-bag-bill/

CAPITOL FAX
— Ethics/lobbying commission misses deadline
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/ethicslobbying-commission-misses-deadline/
— Stay at home order extended
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/stay-at-home-order-extended/
— 937 new cases, 26 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/937-new-cases-26-new-deaths/
— Pritzker talks ICU and ventilator availability – Extends stay at home order to April 30 – Thumbs down on piecemeal approach – Talks prisons – Warns hospitals must accept prisoners – Speaks to students – Lightfoot: “I fully support” governor’s actions – IL survey: 48 percent have recovered – AFL-CIO wants OHSA action – Asked about when it will end – Nurses claim disposal thermometer shortage – No power to allow rent control – Supports more mail-in ballots, but needs GA to reconvene – Says businesses want to work out differences with workers – Not enough unemployment money, but feds are providing $ – Wants nursing and medical students licensed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/pritzker-talks-icu-and-ventilator-availability/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Sailors do not need to die’: Captain begs for help as coronavirus cripples USS Roosevelt – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/captain-begs-help-coronavirus-grips-uss-roosevelt-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Fauci: Guidance for everyone to wear masks under ‘very serious consideration’ – Caitlin Yilek 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fauci-guidance-for-everyone-to-wear-masks-under-very-serious-consideration

GOPUSA
— Why Do Elected Officials Dismiss Positive Information About Coronavirus Pandemic?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86808
— The NY Times Blames Evangelicals For The Spread Of Covid-19
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86847
— Bill De Blasio: NYC Churches Caught Holding Services During Coronavirus May Be ‘Permanently’ Closed
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86873
— House Judiciary Panel Pressures William Barr To Release Federal Inmates Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86889

DAILY CALLER
— Pelosi Considering Coronavirus Stimulus Package That Would Offer Tax Rebates For Wealthy – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/31/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-covid-19-stimulus-tax-rebates-wealthy-salt-cap/

FEDERALIST
— Media And Government Officials Told Americans Not To Wear Masks. They Were Wrong Our officials’ lies have now damaged both the public’s trust in any future top-down guidance, and backfired on their efforts to ‘flatten the curve.’ – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/31/media-and-government-officials-told-americans-not-to-wear-masks-they-were-wrong/

HOT AIR
— Pelosi Floats New Stimulus Plan: Rolling Back SALT Cap
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/pelosi-floats-new-stimulus-plan-rolling-back-salt-cap/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Will the Second Amendment Survive Coronavirus? – STEPHEN P. HALBROOK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-second-amendment-protect-constitution-during-crisis/

THE HILL
— Trump tells Americans to brace for ‘very, very painful two weeks’ – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490492-trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-very-very-painful-two-weeks
— U.S. surpasses China in official coronavirus deaths – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490359-us-surpasses-china-in-official-coronavirus-deaths
— Coronavirus recession will hit low-wage workers hardest – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490429-coronavirus-recession-will-hit-low-wage-workers-hardest

CNN
— CNN anchor Chris Cuomo diagnosed with coronavirus; he will continue working from home – Brian Stelter
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/media/chris-cuomo-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Wall Street Had Its Worst Month Since 2008 The S&P 500 fell 12.5 percent in March.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/business/coronavirus-stock-market-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As national parks remain open during a pandemic, seven workers are now infected – Darryl Fears, Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/03/31/national-parks-coronavirus/
— Dow caps worst-ever first quarter with a more than 400-point slide – Jacob Bogage
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/31/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/
— White House task force projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— Who are the conservative journalists? – Anthony Nadler, A.J. Bauer, and Magda Konieczna (DIERSEN: Ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am not a journalist because I am conservative. Further, they stress that I am not paid for what I do as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, that I do not have a degree in journalism, and that neither GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails nor www.gopillinois.com contain advertising or pictures. Further, they stress the many ways in which the following treat me like I am not a journalist: past and present a) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. The aforesaid treat me like I am not a journalist a) because they cannot manipulate me or dominate me, b) because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, c) because they are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican, and/or d) because they want to curry favor with the Illinois Democrat Party, DuPage County Democrat Party, Milton Township Democrat Party, Capitol Fax, Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, those who I have sued, etc.)
https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/conservative-news-work-ethnography.php

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_overwhelmingly_endorse_coronavirus_aid_package_expect_more_to_come

March 30 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 30 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 29 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 29 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 27 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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