April 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker hammer Trump administration on coronavirus response, stockpile comments – Rob Elgas
https://abc7chicago.com/health/lightfoot-prtizker-hammer-trump-administration-on-coronavirus-response/6075482/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/4/2020
— Biden, Trump campaigns haven’t called for Wisconsin primary postponement – WILL STEAKIN
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-trump-campaigns-havent-called-for-wisconsin-primary-postponement-/6075527/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 3M fires back at Trump, says halting exports of N95 face masks would backfire, hurt U.S. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronativus-trump-3m-n95-masks-20200403-svjgqtec5nhthhruu6766awlr4-story.html
— Wisconsin Republicans say Tuesday’s election should go on as scheduled despite coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-wisconsin-primary-election-absentee-voting-20200403-b24twlevgzfj3jv3y2dcbaapbu-story.html
— Fight against coronavirus requires ‘unprecedented’ work and flexibility for DuPage Health Department executive director – ERIN HEGARTY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-health-karen-ayala-st-20200404-ny4lmr5ponb6fn2vpdw5kujs4e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Shortage of supplies has imperiled those on front line of coronavirus pandemic
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/4/4/21207933/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-april-2020
— What worries Chicagoans most about the coronavirus As we settle into our new (temporary) normal, anxieties are still high for many. We asked Sun-Times readers what worries them most about the pandemic. – Alice Bazerghi (DIERSEN: I worry about the success that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will have in blaming Republicans for coronavirus.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21206730/coronavirus-worries-chicago-covid19-pandemic-anxiety-stress
— Assessor trying to ensure Cook County property values adjusted to reflect ‘coronavirus effect’ All property owners will get a notification from the Cook County assessor’s office. Assessor Fritz Kaegi said his staff will “have to bend over backwards to keep on schedule” but he’s optimistic they’ll be able to get things done on time. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: How much do you estimate the value of your home has gone down so far because of coronavirus and efforts to fight it?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/3/21207689/cook-county-assessor-fritz-kaegi-property-values-coronavirus-effect
— Billionaire Griffin sets up shop in shuttered Florida hotel Griffin flew two dozen traders from Chicago and New York to set up shop at the Four Seasons hotel as Citadel Securities moved its operations there, Bloomberg reported.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21207827/ken-griffin-citadel-securities-florida-hotel
— Searching for Joe Biden During the pandemic, Biden, like the rest of us, is obeying stay-at-home orders and engaging in a virtual campaign. – Laura Washington
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/4/21207507/searching-for-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Will a graduated income tax help ensure fiscal order in Illinois? – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/will-a-graduated-income-tax-help-ensure-fiscal-order-in-illinois

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_e7b50df1-e02c-5047-a679-efcff3dedb53.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois wrestles with unemployment surge – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-wrestles-with-unemployment-surge-15177265.php

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— When will the impact of coronavirus hit state budgets like Illinois’? – JOSH GOODMAN
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article241724941.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Underwood, Foster urge Trump to boost protective gear supply – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/01/underwood-foster-urge-trump-to-boost-protective-gear-supply/aowl0zd/

FOX ILLINOIS & NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Pennsylvania halting pay for 9,000 state workers – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Campaigning During COVID-19 – CLAUDIA BAKER 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/campaigning-during-covid-19

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/state-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Mayor Lightfoot says Chicago should prepare for 40,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, contradicting projections – Kyla Asbury
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/529028209-mayor-lightfoot-says-chicago-should-prepare-for-40-000-covid-19-hospitalizations-contradicting-projections

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage County lost nearly 1,000 manufacturing jobs in 2019; COVID-19 and Pritzker’s progressive tax expected to increase losses – April Bamburg 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/529044384-dupage-county-lost-nearly-1-000-manufacturing-jobs-in-2019-covid-19-and-pritzker-s-progressive-tax-expected-to-increase-losses

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Political strategist Chris Robling: Sen. Brady should resign over role in bad loan – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of those who have worked the hardest to destroy me have painted themselves as being operatives or dupes for Bill Brady. They blame me for all the losses that Bill Brady has suffered.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529042265-political-strategist-sen-brady-should-resign-over-role-in-bad-loan
— Pritzker withholding COVID-19 hospitalization numbers, Wirepoints says – Kyla Asbury 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529028223-pritzker-withholding-covid-19-hospitalization-numbers-wirepoints-says
— First Amendment authority: Pritzker’s demand that paper unpublish story ‘extreme measure’ – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me and who continue to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles they do not like. They have been emboldened by those who could/should come to my defense, but have not.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529040855-first-amendment-authority-pritzker-s-demand-that-paper-unpublish-story-extreme-measure
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A First Amendment authority says a demand by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office that a central Illinois newspaper unpublish a story about the governor’s progressive income tax proposal was “highly unusual.” “Push back from a politician about facts being wrong or problems with the overall tone of the piece is what you normally see,” David Snyder, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, told Prairie State Wire. “And if the paper did get the facts wrong, it should correct them immediately. But asking for a retraction of an entire article is a pretty extreme measure.” Pritzker’s office reportedly asked the Jacksonville Journal-Courier last month to unpublish a story by The Center Square about the governor’s plans to cut spending if voters in November shoot down his plans to shift from a flat income tax to a progressive one. The tax shift proposal, an amendment to the state constitution, is on the ballot this fall. In a follow-up story, The Center Square wrote that a spokesman for the governor, Jordan Abudayyeh, sent an email to the paper’s editor saying that the article was “flawed” and lacked context. “Ultimately, it would be prudent to take down this partisan content masquerading as news,” she was quoted as writing in the email. The Center Square said that a video accompanying story on its website shows Pritzker saying what he is quoted as saying in the story. “The governor’s office did not alert The Center Square to any errors in the Feb. 7 article, headlined ‘If voters reject progressive income tax, Pritzker promises to cut state spending, and no corrections were published,” the follow-up story said. Snyder, an attorney, said that only the example more extreme that he’s aware of is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer Group, in 2008 getting a court order to shut down Wikileaks.org in a dispute over postings on the site by a former employee of the bank. The ruling was later overturned.)
— Fiscal watchdog blasts lack of ‘shared sacrifice’ among government workers during health emergency – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Trump to cut, if not eliminate, a) my Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and c) my Social Security?) 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529020469-fiscal-watchdog-blasts-lack-of-shared-sacrifice-among-government-workers-during-health-emergency

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Elderly inmates in Illinois at high risk for coronavirus – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/4/elderly-inmates-in-illinois-at-high-risk-for-coron/
— Wisconsin health official says COVID-19 curve is flattening – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/wisconsin-health-official-says-covid-19-curve-is-f/
— Indiana governor extends virus stay-home order 2 weeks – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/with-24-more-deaths-indiana-coronavirus-death-toll/
— Iraq suspends, fines Reuters news agency over virus report – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the times that I was punished for including links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who punished me, the articles that they punished me for, and how they punished me.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/iraq-suspends-fines-reuters-news-agency-over-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Mainstream Media Spins a Pandemic – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/the-mainstream-media-spins-a-pandemic/

FOX NEWS
— Coronavirus shutdowns and rising unemployment causing economic pain that must be considered – Rep. Chip Roy
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rep-chip-roy-america-should-remember-to-fight-despair-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Political Pandemic: Democrats Seek to Make 2020 Election About Wuhan Virus – CHARLES HURT
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/04/03/charles-hurt-political-pandemic-democrats-seek-to-make-2020-election-about-wuhan-virus/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Introduce Bill Giving Coronavirus Relief To Illegal Aliens – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/03/democrats-illegals-migrants-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Border Agents Turning Away Illegal Immigrants Posing Coronavirus Risk
https://www.newsmax.com/us/borderagents-illegalimmigrants-coronavirus/2020/04/03/id/961337/

TOWNHALL
— Daily Kos Founder Appears to Jump For Glee Over Americans Infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/04/daily-kos-founder-appears-to-jump-for-glee-over-americans-infected-with-the-wuhan-n2566352
— California: Newsom is Giving Emergency Grants to Illegal Alien Small Business Owners – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/04/03/newsom-gives-grants-to-illegal-alien-business-owners-n2566335
— Do the Media Hate Trump More Than They Hate the Virus? – John C. Goodman
https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2020/04/04/do-the-media-hate-trump-more-than-they-hate-the-virus-n2566270

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Another impeachment attempt? House Dems plan Trump coronavirus investigation ‘Democrats clearly have no idea what kind of anger this could unleash.’ – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/another-impeachment-attempt-house-dems-plan-trump-coronavirus-investigation

CCN
— Mainstream Media Proves They Hate Hope & Optimism By Attacking MyPillow’s Mike Lindell At a recent press briefing regarding the coronavirus, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell spoke — and the media lost their minds. – Jon Hall
https://www.ccn.com/mainstream-media-proves-they-hate-hope-optimism-by-attacking-mypillows-mike-lindell/

EPOCH TIMES
— Covert Influence! Communist Party Supporters Run as Democrats in Arizona and Texas – Trevor Loudon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/covert-influence-communist-party-supporters-run-as-democrats-in-arizona-and-texas_3296990.html

THE HILL
— Testing struggles emerge as key hurdle to reopening country – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/491128-testing-struggles-emerge-as-key-hurdle-to-reopening-country

POLITICO
— Who’s to blame? – RYAN HEATH (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly-coronavirus-special-edition/2020/04/03/whos-to-blame-488802

YAHOO NEWS
— Rush Limbaugh: Economy Being Destroyed ‘Under The Guise’ Of Saving Lives
https://news.yahoo.com/rush-limbaugh-economy-coronavirus-115103294.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lawsuits Swell as Owners, From Gun Shops to Golf Courses, Demand to Open Orders to stay home and to shutter businesses because of the coronavirus are being challenged nationwide on the grounds they deny Americans their constitutional rights. – Neil MacFarquhar
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/corona-virus-lawsuits.html
— The Unemployment Rate Is Probably Around 13 Percent It’s almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression. Here’s how we estimated it. – Justin Wolfers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/upshot/coronavirus-jobless-rate-great-depression.html
— Decade of Job Growth Comes to an End, Undone by a Pandemic After an expansion that added 22 million to U.S. payrolls, March registered a loss, and worse is yet to come. – Nelson D. Schwartz and Patricia Cohen
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/business/economy/coronavirus-jobs-report.html
— China Scrambles to Plug Border Gaps as Thousands Flood Home – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/03/world/asia/03reuters-health-coronavirus-china-border.html
— What Unites the Right and Left? Coronavirus Anxiety Stark political differences on the crisis are rapidly closing, driven by life experiences and increasing attention by leaders of both parties. – Giovanni Russonello
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-polls.html
— What Happens if Congress Cannot Assemble to Do Its Work? As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/coronavirus-congress-voting.html
— Myanmar Journalists Who Quoted Rebel Spokesman Face Arrest The authorities detained one editor and were seeking two others after they published stories on the rebel Arakan Army. Their news websites were also blocked. – Saw Nang and Richard C. Paddock (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Myanmar authorities.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/asia/myanmar-journalists-arrest-arakan.html
— The Navy Fired the Captain of the Theodore Roosevelt. See How the Crew Responded. The rousing show of support provided another gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file cheering a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career. – Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-brett-crozier-theodore-roosevelt.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to use coronavirus to stop construction of The Wall. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/coronavirus-border-wall-arizona.html
— Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury – Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Denise Lu and Gabriel J.X. Dance
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/us/coronavirus-stay-home-rich-poor.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “As Trump faces heat on coronavirus response, Republicans try to elevate China’s role in domestic political debate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-china-republicans/2020/04/03/baa149de-74fc-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “U.S. reports more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in record day; Scientists alarmed by government’s response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/04/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Democrats to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/04/democrats-trump-politics-coronavirus/

NEW YORK POST
— Suddenly, even globalists are big on borders – Rich Lowry
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/suddenly-even-globalists-are-big-on-borders/
— Today’s coronavirus update: NY has record day, distancing appears lax – Vincent Barone
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/todays-coronavirus-update-ny-has-record-day-distancing-appears-lax/

NEW YORK SUN
— Pre-Election Chorus Of Democrats Aims To Pin Corona on Trump – CONRAD BLACK (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nysun.com/national/pre-election-chorus-of-democrats-aims-to-pin/91076/

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— Stop pretending pandemic politics are the new norm This crisis is anomalous and so is the response – BEN SHAPIRO
https://liber.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/04/04/Ben-Shapiro-Stop-pretending-pandemic-politics-are-the-new-norm/stories/202004040003

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Republicans are using the pandemic to suppress the vote.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-04/coronavirus-voting-republicans-safety-polls

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: U.S. Employers Cut 701,000 Jobs in March Data doesn’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath and Sarah Chaney
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— Campaign 2020 Is Morphing, With Unknown Consequences The changes will delay the time when Biden can formally sew up the Democratic nomination – Gerald Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaign-2020-is-morphing-with-unknown-consequences-11585972860
— Jobs Report Was Even Worse Than It Looked Stunning as the drop in jobs in March was, it masked the true depth of the decline. And it is just the beginning – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jobs-report-was-even-worse-than-it-looked-11585927843
— The Shutdown Crash Arrives The government anti-virus strategy is putting millions out of work. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-shutdown-crash-arrives-11585955818
— ‘American Conservatism’ Review: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing Is there an ‘American tradition’ of conservatism? And does it need to be ‘reclaimed’ from today’s so-called conservatives? – Barton Swaim (DIERSEN: If you are a conservative, you promote individual responsibility, the rule of law, traditional marriage, traditional family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, enforcement of booze, gambling, and drug laws, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity, that is, no race or gender based preference giving. If you are a conservative, you oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, moral relativism, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-conservatism-review-doing-the-right-thing-11585923831
— The Science of Staying Connected – Susan Pinker (DIERSEN: The least costly and fastest why to stay connected to government and political news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-science-of-staying-connected-11585835999
— The Navy Captain and the Coronavirus A sad episode raises questions of judgment and chain of command. – Editorial (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, what if I had relayed my concerns about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination directly to the Democrats who headed those agencies?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-navy-captain-and-the-coronavirus-11585955473
— The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order The U.S. must protect its citizens from disease while starting the urgent work of planning for a new epoch. – Henry A. Kissinger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-pandemic-will-forever-alter-the-world-order-11585953005
— The Uncertain Path of the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Its Own Risk It isn’t just the magnitude of this shock that is unprecedented but the uncertainty surrounding almost every facet of it – Greg Ip
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-uncertain-path-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-poses-its-own-risk-11585935572
— Coronavirus Weighs on Americans: ‘I Don’t Think There Is an Easy Answer’ Residents in Iowa, Philadelphia and Georgia reflect on how pandemic is affecting their lives, jobs and political views – John McCormick, Scott Calvert and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-weighs-on-americans-i-dont-think-there-is-an-easy-answer-11585911600

MONEY & MARKETS
— 5 Expenses That Can Wreck Your Retirement Plans – Chad Stone 
https://moneyandmarkets.com/unexpected-retirement-expenses/

FED SMITH
— Thrift Savings Plan Millionaires’ Account Balances Infected by Coronavirus – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/04/03/tsp-millionaires-account-balances-infected-by-coronavirus/

FED WEEK
— Commission Calls for Changes in Hiring, other Personnel Policies (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/commission-calls-for-changes-in-hiring-other-personnel-policies/

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

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 28 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 27 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following anti-groups see coronavirus as opportunity: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/26/white-supremacists-see-coronavirus-opportunity
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/03/26/covid-19-updates-splc-continues-fight-against-injustice

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

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

March 26 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 26 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FORBES
— Building The Social News Network To End Fake News – Greg Autry (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregautry/2020/03/25/building-the-social-news-network-to-end-fake-news/#53ccfbe457ae

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— Donald Trump’s Easter Coronavirus Deadline Criticized By Christian Leaders: POTUS Reaches ‘Height Of Hypocrisy’ – Catherine Armecin (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Christian leaders” who talk and/or act like they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trumps-easter-coronavirus-deadline-criticized-christian-leaders-potus-reaches-2946755

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Primary not postponed, but no word when city election results will be final Of the 117,120 vote-by-mail applications sent out before last week’s primary, 60,812 have been returned as of Tuesday morning, according to figures from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: When will the election results be final in your county? How many vote-by-mail applications were sent out in your county? How many were Democrat and how many were Republican? How many mail-in-ballots have been returned and how many are Democrat and how many are Republican? How many mail-in-ballots were rejected and how many of those were Democrat and how many were Republican and for what reasons were they rejected? How many mail-in-ballots have been entered into the system and how many of them are Democrat and how many are Republican?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/24/21192910/primary-postponed-mail-in-illinois-chicago-election-results
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Of those, 1,339 ballots were rejected for either being postmarked too late or for having an invalid or missing signature. Some may have chosen to vote in person instead of submitting a mail ballot, Allen said. “Our job is to make sure we count every legal ballot,” Allen said. Staff at the city’s electoral board got back to work Tuesday after a few days off and have resumed their four main post-election tasks: vote-by-mail ballot processing, a review of provisional ballots, a precinct canvass — which means a review of all documents and tapes from the various precinct voting locations — and a 5% retabulation of ballots. That process entails the Illinois State Board of Elections randomly selecting five ballot scanners used on Election Day or during early voting and running all ballots cast at those locations through the scanners again to verify that they were counted correctly, Allen said. But there’s no word yet on when last week’s primary results will be certified. “We also have to wait for any late arriving, but on-time postmarked, vote-by-mail ballots, so by law we cannot conclude anything by at least March 31 and also by law we’re allowed to wait at least 21 days after the Election Day to issue the proclamation,” Allen said. That would be April 7. Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough released unofficial results for suburban areas on Saturday. There are still some mail ballots that the county can receive so long as they arrive by March 31, James Scalzitti, a spokesman for the clerk, said in an email. Of the 60,000 mail ballots that were sent out by the clerk’s office, around 33,000 will have been tabulated by Wednesday morning, Scalzitti said. The county’s results are expected be certified in early April.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns against misinformation about so-called cures during COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Be careful. There’s no cure for coronavirus’ – Gregory Pratt (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. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lori-lightfoot-warning-no-cure-20200324-preh3fetj5db7aejsztjcehk7a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-chicago-housing-groups-demand-units-filled-20200324-faaukkia3nednbsrh5d4tyhcqe-story.html
— Manager at Willowbrook nursing home with 46 coronavirus cases — including DuPage County’s first death — denies claim of supply, staffing shortages – JOHN KEILMAN, ROBERT MCCOPPIN and JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-nursing-home-shortages-denied-20200324-3463e36rbff25mhgp4lfdn3cci-story.html
— A region-specific strategy could slow the coronavirus and protect the U.S. economy – CORY FRANKLIN AND ROBERT A. WEINSTEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-national-strategy-economy-20200324-wwlsj32z75flrpv2qxp5r26obm-story.html
— Too big to infect? Some U.S. leaders defy virus guidelines – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-united-states-leaders-defy-coronavirus-guidelines-20200325-clsr6d2ujnatjeekysyonz5jge-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage may help groups provide hotel rooms for the homeless – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Democrats have always steered homeless people to DuPage County and especially to Milton Township and especially to Wheaton.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200324/dupage-may-help-groups-provide-hotel-rooms-for-the-homeless

NBC5
— Trump Hopes to Relax Restrictions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/trump-hopes-to-relax-restrictions-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/2244046/

WTTW
— Chinatown Grapples with Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/23/chinatown-grapples-economic-fallout-coronavirus

WBBM 780
— DuPage County Board Members Participate In Meeting Via Phone – BERNIE TAFOYA (DIERSEN: According to this article, “Members of the public were not allowed at the DuPage County board meeting so as not to increase the potential spread of COVID-19.” Those who want to abolish the Open Meetings Act in Illinois ( https://www.bettergov.org/news/a-guide-to-the-open-meetings-act-oma-in-illinois/ ) are overjoyed.)
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/dupage-county-board-members-participate-in-meeting-via-phone
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The DuPage County Board conducted its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday in Wheaton, and while all board members participated in the meeting, not all were physically in the board room. “There [are> 11 members present and seven participating on telephone,” said DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin following a roll call at the beginning of Tuesday morning’s meeting. Cronin started off the first meeting of the board since Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order saying that the board “will continue to conduct the people’s business while adhering to public health and safety guidelines.” He noted that board members who were at the meeting in-person were at least six feet apart from each other. He said there were four staff members in attendance. Board member Liz Chaplin said the entire board should be on the phone, that it would have been the responsible thing to do. “Leaders have to lead by example, and if we’re going out to meetings when we have the opportunity to tele-conference, what kind of example are we setting?” she said. Board member Mary Ozog said she has risk factors and her son works at Costco and encounters lots of people every day. “We could all be carriers as the Surgeon General said yesterday. And, let’s face it, we all know there’s not enough tests. We can’t rule it out and we can’t find out if we may have had this virus at this point. And, this virus kills,” she said. Ozog said it was her civic duty to attend the meeting by phone. She’s hoping the next meeting on April 14 is entirely by phone. “We should be staying home and working to flatten the curve we’ve all been told about and try not to spread this virus any further,” she said. She points out that doing a meeting entirely by phone is doable. She cites Monday night’s Glen Ellyn board of trustees meeting. “The village of Glen Ellyn where I live had last night, I believe three staff members and the village president. No board members were present and they conducted their meeting through teleconference.” Members of the public were not allowed at the DuPage County board meeting so as not to increase the potential spread of COVID-19. Residents had been invited to make online any comments they would like read into the record during the public participation portion of the meeting. The five other DuPage County board members who participated by phone Tuesday included, Ashley Selmon, Sam Tornatore, Julie Renahan, Tim Elliott and Sadia Covert.)

WGN RADIO
— Trump hopes to lift social distancing guidelines by Easter
https://wgnradio.com/news/coronavirus-in-us-trump-hopes-to-lift-social-distancing-guidelines-by-easter/

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— County Board Chair Says We Must Prepare For 2 Months
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2020/03/covid-19-kane-county-county-chair-addresses-covid-19-at-special-meeting-idph-says-kane-cases-at-24-aurora-reports-1st-death/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Council approves emergency powers / Langfelder plans to declare state of emergency Wednesday – Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200324/council-approves-emergency-powers–langfelder-plans-to-declare-state-of-emergency-wednesday
— COVID-19 death toll at 16; Pritzker says stay at home order may be extended – Doug Finke 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200324/covid-19-death-toll-at-16-pritzker-says-stay-at-home-order-may-be-extended

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Peoria council passes ordinance to give mayor emergency powers – Andy Kravetz
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200324/peoria-council-passes-ordinance-to-give-mayor-emergency-powers

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— ‘Imaginary clock’: Governors reject Trump’s virus timeline – PAUL J. WEBER and JONATHAN J. COOPER
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/03/25/imaginary-clock-governors-reject-trumps-virus-timeline/ajxqvbo/

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting panic.
https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/coronavirus/forget-politics-majority-of-republicans-democrats-now-agree-coronavirus-is/article_488a4a9c-d3db-5e68-82ee-4abbdfc2ccbd.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Celebrities seemingly have easy access to coronavirus testing, working class struggles and waits Patients weigh in on celebrities’ ease at getting tested – KATIE SMITH (DIERSEN: Who are the celebrities in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? Do they want to get tested? Trump-haters use celebrities who have coronavirus to promote panic.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/24/celebrities-seemingly-have-easy-access-to-coronavirus-testing-working-class-struggles-and-waits/a20ba0r/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Facebook Group Unites Springfield Online During COVID-19 Isolation – MIKE SMITH
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/facebook-group-unites-springfield-online-during-covid-19-isolation#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo promotes panic.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/new-york-gov-andrew-cuomo-takes-spotlight-coronavirus-response#stream/0

WGLT
— Pekin City Council Extends Mayor’s Emergency Powers – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/pekin-city-council-extends-mayors-emergency-powers#stream/0

WGEM
— Illinois could need 38K more beds if virus isn’t contained – AP
https://wgem.com/2020/03/25/illinois-could-need-38k-more-beds-if-virus-isnt-contained/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois governor justifies stay-at-home order by showing estimated need for hospital beds, ventilators to exceed capacity – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-governor-justifies-stay-at-home-order-by-showing-estimated/article_6234cc36-6e07-11ea-a21d-e7d0fc398af8.html
— Travel industry braces for loss of $355 billion, 4.6 million jobs – Kevin Bessler 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/travel-industry-braces-for-loss-of-billion-million-jobs/article_b5a4c972-6d4c-11ea-a333-fb08d3fe1d10.html

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-haters, coronavirus “could be 10 times deadlier” than the flu.
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/fact-check-trump-compares-coronavirus-to-the-flu-but-it-could-be-10-times-deadlier/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO AREA MANUFACTURERS REFOCUS TO HELP WITH COVID-19 MEDICAL SUPPLY NEEDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/chicago-area-manufacturers-refocus-to-help-with-covid-19-medical-supply-needs.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House cancels next week’s scheduled session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/house-cancels-next-weeks-scheduled-session/
— Feds remind states about unemployment gag order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/feds-remind-states-about-unemployment-gag-order/

GOPUSA
— Bad Press: Pelosi Puts ‘Aside Some Of Our Concerns’ On The Leftist Wish List To ‘Get This Done’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86578
— Comrade Britney Spears Calls For Americans To ‘Redistribute Wealth, Strike’ During Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86594

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Nancy Pelosi’s Death Wish For America – Judi McLeod
https://canadafreepress.com/article/nancy-pelosis-death-wish-for-america

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Majority of Americans give Trump thumbs-up for coronavirus response: Poll – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/majority-of-americans-give-trump-thumbs-up-for-cor/
— Trump’s assurance, stimulus hopes fuel Wall Street surge – Dave Boyer and Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-stimulus-hopes-donald-trumps-assurance/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Arizona man drinks poison and dies. Media blame Trump – Becket Adams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters will use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/arizona-man-drinks-poison-and-dies-media-blame-trump
— Trump and Cuomo coronavirus partnership blows up as New York outbreak heads for breaking point – Rob Crilly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-and-cuomo-coronavirus-partnership-blows-up-as-new-york-outbreak-heads-for-breaking-point

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Poll: Trump More Trustworthy Than Media on Coronavirus – Andrew Stiles (DIERSEN: Who focuses on making others distrust you? I should write a book about those who focus on making others distrust me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/media/poll-trump-media-trust/
— Can States Close Their Borders? COVID-19 Gives Local Authorities Wide Power – Kevin Daley
https://freebeacon.com/courts/can-states-close-their-borders-covid-19-gives-local-authorities-wide-power/?utm_source=actengage&utm_campaign=FreedomMail&utm_medium=email
— Harvard, Boasting $40 Billion Endowment, Lays Off Dining Hall Workers Due to Coronavirus Country’s richest university cuts costs as pandemic sweeps country – Alana Goodman
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/harvard-not-paying-all-workers-during-coronavirus-shutdown-despite-40-9b-endowment/
— Biden Denies Criticizing Trump on Coronavirus on Same Day His Campaign Blasted the President in an Email Campaign email Tuesday saying Trump must be held ‘accountable for his failures in handling this pandemic’ – David Rutz (DIERSEN: Who holds you accountable and for what? I should write a book about those who hold me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails accountable for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/biden-denies-criticizing-trump-on-coronavirus-on-same-day-his-campaign-blasted-the-president-in-an-email/
— Trump Approval Rating Returns to Highest Point of Presidency – Graham Piro (DIERSEN: Who focuses on driving your approval rating down? I should write a book about those who focus on driving my approval rating down in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/politics/trump-approval-rating-returns-to-highest-point-of-presidency/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Trump’s Coronavirus Response Is Foiling His Enemies The president is already unlimbering the economic guns and starting to spike the dreams of those who hope that the economic consequences of the anti-coronavirus measures will lose the administration its reelection. – Conrad Black
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/24/trumps-coronavirus-response-is-foiling-his-enemies/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Truth About the Charge That Trump ‘Eliminated’ White House Pandemic Office Before Coronavirus – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/24/the-truth-about-the-charge-that-trump-eliminated-white-house-pandemic-office-before-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— Former Vice President Joe Biden Keeps Pushing Misinformation About The Coronavirus. Here Are 5 Examples – PETER HASSON (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. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/24/joe-biden-donald-trump-coronavirus-covid19-misinformation-fact-check/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Is Trump Hitting His Stride on Coronavirus? – CONRAD BLACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-outbreak-president-trump-showing-true-leadership/

THE HILL
— White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package – ALEXANDER BOLTON AND JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489382-senate-white-house-reach-deal-on-massive-stimulus-package
— Expanded testing shows signs of strain – NATHANIEL WEIXEL AND JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/news-by-subject/healthcare/489357-expanded-testing-shows-signs-of-strain

POLITICO
— Republicans forging ahead with Charlotte convention The RNC has an advantage over Democrats: Its convention is scheduled for a month later, in late August. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/republican-national-convention-charlotte-147029

HUFFINGTON POST
— Washington Post Rebukes Donald Trump’s ‘Reckless’ Coronavirus Plan “What if returning to normal reignites a virus explosion?” asked the newspaper’s board. – Lee Moran (DIERSEN: The Washington Post is consumed with hatred against Trump and is doing everything that it can to destroy Trump. What does that say about the Washington Post’s credibility?) 
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/washington-post-editorial-board-donald-trump-coronavirus-reckless_n_5e7b195bc5b620022ab39385

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “U.S. could be next ‘virus epicenter’ as India locks down, global recession looms.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/u-s-could-be-next-virus-epicenter-as-india-locks-down-global-recession-looms-idUSKBN21B1RJ

CNN
— In newspaper and TV interviews, experts beseech Trump to rethink Easter end to the coronavirus restrictions – BRIAN STELTER
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/24/media/coronavirus-donald-trump-easter-reliable-sources/index.html
— White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-senate-action-coronavirus/index.html
— Trump says US could return to normal by Easter. Health officials and state leaders are gearing up for a longer fight – Christina Maxouris
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/health/coronavirus-state-actions-wednesday/index.html
— Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus – Emma Reynolds and Max Foster (DIERSEN: Who are the celebrities in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? Do they want to get tested? Trump-haters use celebrities who have coronavirus to promote panic.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/europe/prince-charles-coronavirus-gbr-intl/index.html

CNBC
— OUTSTANDING: Congress may let you skip this mandatory withdrawal from retirement accounts – Darla Mercado (DIERSEN: Mandatory withdrawals are taxable, Roth withdrawals are not.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/congress-may-let-you-skip-mandatory-withdrawals-from-ira-and-401ks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote panic.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/italian-coronavirus-cases-seen-10-times-higher-than-official-tally.html
— Trump, Pence held call on economy with investors including Paul Tudor Jones, Stephen Schwarzman – Kayla Tausche and Thomas Franck
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/trump-pence-held-call-on-economy-with-investors-including-paul-tudor-jones-stephen-schwarzman.html

MERCURY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Denver’s stay-at-home order: Panic buying forces reversal on liquor and marijuana stores (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county “live for” booze, gambling, pot, and other vices?)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-denver-issues-stay-at-home-order-panic-buying-forces-reversal-on-liquor-and-marijuana-stores/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Denver has a population of about 2.8 million. The order closes nonessential businesses and public places in Denver. Residents are required to shelter in their homes, leaving only when they must. Grocery shopping and doctor visits are examples of exemptions to the order. At first, liquor stores and recreational marijuana shops didn’t make the list of essential businesses. However the city reversed its original decree within hours after would-be shoppers formed lines wrapping around the block for both types of establishments. Now liquor and marijuana stores can remain open with measures in place to ensure 6-foot spacing between individuals.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House and Congress Reach $2 Trillion Stimulus Deal The legislation, which will send direct payments and jobless benefits to individuals, is the biggest economic stimulus package in modern American history. President Trump wants the U.S. “opened up” by Easter, as fleeing New Yorkers are urged to self-quarantine.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-maps.html
— As Fleeing New Yorkers Are Told to Quarantine, Trump Says U.S. Should Reopen ‘by Easter’ Stocks surged on the promise of a bailout as companies and workers tried to navigate the crisis.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-news-live-updates.html
— Texas Tries to Balance Local Control With the Threat of a Pandemic
Texas is the largest state that has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order. With many regions untouched by the coronavirus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants the economy moving again. – Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-texas-patrick-abbott.html
— Trump Wants U.S. ‘Opened Up’ by Easter, Despite Health Officials’ Warnings “You can’t just come in and say let’s close up the United States of America,” the president said, insisting again that he did not view the coronavirus as any more dangerous than the flu. – Annie Karni and Donald G. McNeil Jr.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-easter.html
— Facebook Is ‘Just Trying to Keep the Lights On’ as Traffic Soars in Pandemic The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from home for the first time. – Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/technology/virus-facebook-usage-traffic.html
— The Evening News Is Back The network newscasts had lost relevance, thanks to cable and digital media. Now, the coronavirus has put tens of millions of viewers back in the 6:30 p.m. habit. – John Koblin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/media/coronavirus-evening-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus Is Advancing. All Americans Need to Shelter in Place. The worst of the pandemic is yet to come. Listen to the medical experts. It’s time for a national lockdown.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/opinion/coronavirus-trump-lockdown.html
— Red vs. Blue on Coronavirus Concern: The Gap Is Still Big but Closing – Emily Badger and Kevin Quealy
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/21/upshot/coronavirus-public-opinion.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout Both chambers of Congress will aim to pass the mammoth legislation swiftly.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/24/trump-coronavirus-congress-economic-stimulus/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Workers, Businesses Lack Funds to Tide Them Over Until Help Comes In a matter of a few weeks, many employees and small business alike will be plain out of money – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-workers-businesses-lack-funds-to-tide-them-over-until-help-comes-11585051200
— Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say? Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude. – Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-coronavirus-as-deadly-as-they-say-11585088464
— Governments Prepare for the Long Haul in Battle Against Coronavirus Authorities will grapple with when to loosen the grip—and how much economic pain countries will endure – Feliz Solomon, Betsy McKay and Jon Emont
https://www.wsj.com/articles/governments-prepare-for-the-long-haul-in-battle-against-coronavirus-11585128601
— As Coronavirus Panic Spreads, Living Underground Doesn’t Seem So Strange These survivalists bought elaborate bunkers built to withstand a nuclear blast. Now, they’re using the subterranean shelters as pandemic panic escalates – R.T. Watson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-coronavirus-spreads-underground-bunkers-dont-seem-so-excessive-now-11585073484
— Minorities Bear the Lockdown’s Economic Brunt They disproportionately work in industries, and for employers, that have been ordered closed. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/minorities-bear-the-lockdowns-economic-brunt-11585088524

FORBES
— Panic At The Gun Shop: Coronavirus Fears Cause A Run On Ammo And Firearms – Halah Touryalai (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear that they are going to get rid of Trump-supporters once and for all.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2020/03/24/panic-at-the-gun-shop-coronavirus-fears-cause-a-run-on-ammo-and-firearms/#62648b09782e

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS
— COVID-19 Warning: Being Overweight Or Obese Ups Your Risk Of Dying From Coronavirus – Divya Ramaswamy
https://www.ibtimes.com/covid-19-warning-being-overweight-or-obese-ups-your-risk-dying-coronavirus-2945433

MIAMI HERALD
— Panic attack symptoms? Google searches for health info double as coronavirus rages – MADDIE CAPRON
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241483511.html

FOX PHOENIX
— Texas lieutenant governor says failing economy worse than the coronavirus – Brandon Todd
https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/texas-lieutenant-governor-says-failing-economy-worse-than-the-coronavirus

PRESS PUBLICATIONS
— Disinformation: Accurate news critical on coronavirus (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://www.presspubs.com/white_bear/opinion/disinformation-accurate-news-critical-on-coronavirus/article_64fd2142-6e26-11ea-9588-fb65ff34b152.html

WIGAN TODAY
— These are the conditions that put you at a high risk of catching coronavirus – Sarah Wilson (DIERSEN: What increases your risk of catching coronavirus? I am 71, I have not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and I am obese. Further, my spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out a) puts under a tremendous amount of stress and b) severly limits time that I might spend exercising.)
https://www.wigantoday.net/read-this/these-are-conditions-put-you-high-risk-catching-coronavirus-2456700
(FROM THE ARTICLE: However, evidence suggests that those with weakened immune systems, as with any virus, are more susceptible to becoming infected by coronavirus. This includes those undergoing cancer treatment, those who are being treated for autoimmune diseases like lupus, Multiple Sclerosis or inflammatory bowel diseases, those with HIV and those having an organ or bone-marrow transplant. What underlying conditions put people at the highest risk of severe infection? A report from the World Heath Organization which studied cases in China said that the underlying conditions which put people at the highest risk of severe disease are hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease (such as lung disease or asthma) and cancer. . .What other conditions or factors make severe infection more likely? Age is one of the biggest risk factors when it comes to severity of infection, with the highest mortality rates in patients over the age of 80. It has also been suggested that those who smoke or vape may be more susceptible to catching coronavirus and more likely to contract a severe infection. Those with eating disorders or any other condition which causes them to lose a large amount of weight may also be more susceptible to catching coronavirus given the condition can cause low-white blood cell counts which weakens the immune system.)

NEWSWEEK
— DONALD TRUMP SEES BEST APPROVAL RATING FOR THREE YEARS AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – SHANE CROUCHER (DIERSEN: Who focuses on driving your approval rating down? I should write a book about those who focus on driving my approval rating down in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-approval-rating-coronavirus-pandemic-response-1494118

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— What the Coronavirus Means for Your Retirement Finances Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic could change your retirement income and expenses. – Emily Brandon (DIERSEN: If you had a large Roth CD maturing on April 1, 2020, how would you invest it?) 
https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/401ks/articles/what-the-coronavirus-means-for-your-retirement-finances
(FROM THE ARTICLE: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF the coronavirus may fall especially hard on retirees who are living on a fixed income. Retirement accounts have lost value, and savings accounts are likely to generate even less interest than they did in the recent past. However, the Social Security and Medicare programs have recently been tweaked in an effort to support retirees. Here is how the coronavirus pandemic could financially impact retirees: Social Security offices are closed. Medicare will now pay for telehealth services. Retirement accounts have lost value. Savings accounts will pay lower interest rates. Recreation spending has dropped. The urge to panic is strong, but stay rational. . .Retirement Accounts Have Lost Value Watching your retirement account balance plummet is especially horrifying for those who are already retired. “Minimizing and/or delaying withdrawals from retirement accounts while we are in the midst of the crisis allows your accounts time to recover,” says Adrienne Ross, a certified financial planner for Clear Insight Financial Planning in Spokane, Washington. “It allows you to delay or avoid selling assets when they are down in value.” Think about ways to delay purchases and reduce spending to give your investments time to recover in value before you lock in the loss by selling your assets. If you have other options, consider tapping into a savings account or emergency fund rather than taking a withdrawal from a depleted retirement or investment account. “Hopefully you’ve got an emergency fund that allows you to keep the money invested,” says Marie Thomasson, a certified financial planner and owner of Modern Assets in Culver City, California. “If you need to withdraw money for required minimum distributions or living expenses, take out only the minimum necessary.” Savings Accounts Will Pay Lower Interest Rates The Federal Reserve’s interest rate cut is likely to lead to lower interest rates on savings accounts. However, you can still look for a savings account that has a better interest rate than you are earning on your current savings. “Online savings accounts are a fantastic alternative to the traditional savings account, and are still FDIC-insured,” Thomasson says. “They offer a much higher interest rate overall and I recommend them to all my clients.” If you won’t need your savings in the near future, you can also park your money in a certificate of deposit. “CDs are a good option if you are comfortable locking in that money for a certain amount of time,” Thomasson says. “Make sure you have enough cash or other income through Social Security or your pension that you won’t need to tap the CD early.”)

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote panic.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/03/what-really-doomed-americas-coronavirus-response/608596/

AXIOS
— Investors remain wary despite Dow’s historic single-day gain – Dion Rabouin (DIERSEN: If you had a large Roth CD maturing on April 1, 2020, how would you invest it?) 
https://www.axios.com/stock-market-rebound-coronavirus-dow-jones-gain-1c954a3f-3054-4b1f-975a-2abf3c48b650.html

PROPUBLICA
— Even After Trump Declared a National Emergency, Some Talk Radio Hosts Weren’t Convinced In the last two weeks, several of the most-listened-to conservative hosts were telling millions of listeners that they should ignore the “hype” and that the coronavirus is no worse than the seasonal flu. – Jack Gillum and Derek Willis (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want to suspend First Amendment rights and shut down these “conservative hosts” that refuse to promote panic. Of course, Pritzker, and the rest my critics/opponents in Illinois, want to suspend First Amendment rights in Illinois and shut down news outlets in Illinois like GOPUSA ILLINOIS that refuse to promote panic.) 
https://www.propublica.org/article/even-after-trump-declared-a-national-emergency-some-talk-radio-hosts-werent-convinced

REASON
— Impeachment Based on Improper Motives – JOSH BLACKMAN (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who do not want me to hint, imply, argue, or shout that any individual, organization, company, government, or country has any kind of improper motive or bad judgment?) 
https://reason.com/2019/12/08/impeachment-based-on-improper-motives/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford North America Plants Won’t Resume Production March 30th After All – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/ford-north-america-plants-wont-resume-production-march-30th-after-all/
— Fitch Ratings Downgrades Ford To Lowest Investment Grade – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/fitch-ratings-downgrades-ford-to-lowest-investment-grade/

GM AUTHORITY
— New York Auto Show Postponed, Convention Center Turned Into Hospital – JONATHAN LOPEZ
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/new-york-auto-show-postponed-convention-center-turned-into-hospital/
— How Long Will General Motors Plants Remain Shut Down? – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/how-long-will-general-motors-plants-remain-shut-down/

DAILY MAIL
— Britney Spears calls for redistribution of wealth and a ‘strike’ as she tries to inspire fans amid the COVID-19 crisis – KELBY VERA
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8149109/Britney-Spears-calls-redistribution-wealth-strike-message-fans.html