July 12 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Kinzinger Calls Fellow Republicans’ COVID Vaccine Comments ‘Insanity’ That Will ‘Get Americans Killed’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/rep-adam-kinzinger-calls-fellow-republicans-covid-vaccine-comments-insanity-that-will-get-americans-killed/2552340/

FOX32
— Charlottesville takes down Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea statue after Confederate removals – Kelly Hayes
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/charlottesville-takes-down-lewis-clark-and-sacagawea-statue-after-confederate-removals

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The big question of the 2022 midterms: How will the suburbs swing? – TRIP GABRIEL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-midterm-elections-suburbs-20210712-l7ahqjqjkjaahaiqtcbek7onwa-story.html
— With remap of Chicago wards pending, Latino aldermen aim to protect, and expand, their City Council footprint – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-ward-remap-latino-aldermen-20210712-rewkeywovvcunegluypwmxdd3a-story.html
— Pete Buttigieg heading to Chicago Friday | Chicago’s top cop at White House meeting on crime | Bernie Sanders shows ‘solidarity’ with striking Cook County workers, putting heat on Preckwinkle – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-buttigieg-heading-to-chicago-brown-at-white-house-bernie-sanders-strike-spin-20210712-xqilb5l4czbbzlxt5h34w5su2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Vax shot jackpot? Chicagoan and two downstate winners to get $100,000 prizes in state’s vaccine lottery. Winners will have seven days to complete the process to claim their prizes, and they’ll be announced in eight days, unless they choose to remain anonymous. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/7/12/22574509/illnois-vaccine-lottery-winners-100000-chicago-quincy-springfield

DAILY HERALD
— Media literacy requirement among latest bills signed by Pritzker
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210712/media-literacy-requirement-animal-products-ban-among-latest-bills-signed-by-pritzker
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Public high schools in Illinois will soon be required to teach students how to access and evaluate various kinds of news and social media they see online and elsewhere as part of their regular curriculum. . .House Bill 234 provides that starting in the 2022-23 school year, all public high schools will provide a unit of instruction on media literacy that will include instruction on how to access information and evaluate the trustworthiness of its source; analyzing and evaluating media messages; creating media messages; assessing how media messages trigger emotions and behavior; and social responsibility. The State Board of Education is tasked with preparing and distributing instructional resources and making professional learning opportunities available for educators.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— KINZINGER DOES IT AGAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/07/kinzinger-does-it-again-.html
— ILLINOIS STUDENTS UNDER AGE 12 MUST WEAR MASKS WHEN THEY RETURN THIS FALL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/07/illinois-school-students-under-age-12-must-wear-masks-when-they-return-to-school.html
— ROSSI: THE TRAGIC DECLINE OF OUR SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/07/rossi-the-tragic-decline-of-our-schools-and-teachers.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Poll: Media widely seen as ‘enemy of the people ’- Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/12/inside-beltway-enemy-people-moniker-sticks-media/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Yes, critical race theory is being taught in public schools – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/yes-critical-race-theory-is-being-taught-in-public-schools

FOX NEWS
— MSNBC continues war against critics of CRT, invites professor to compare anti-CRT laws to authoritarianism – Brandon Gillespie
https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbc-war-critics-critical-race-theory-authoritarianism
— Sanders loves trashing Republicans but won’t condemn truly oppressive Cuban Communists. Sanders has previously defended some of the policies of Cuba’s former communist dictator Fidel Castro. – Cameron Cawthorne
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sanders-loves-trashing-his-own-country-but-wont-condemn-truly-oppressive-regime
— Republicans spotlight Cuba as socialism failure as protests erupt amid historic economic crisis. Cuban-American Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are among those speaking out. – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-cuba-socialism-failure-protests-historic-economic-crisis

AMERICAN THINKER
— Resisting The Left’s Push To Balkanize America – Andrew W. Coy
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/resisting_the_lefts_push_to_balkanize_america.html
— A bad day for AOC: Cubans rise up to repudiate communism – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/07/a_bad_day_for_aoc_cubans_rise_up_to_repudiate_communism.html

BREITBART
— 40 Shot, 11 Killed, During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/12/40-shot-11-killed-during-weekend-in-mayor-lori-lightfoots-chicago/
— Open Borders Lobby Urges Joe Biden to Free Border Crossers into U.S. Without Monitoring Their Whereabouts – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/12/open-borders-lobby-urges-joe-bide-free-border-crossers-us-monitoring-whereabouts/

DAILY CALLER
— The DNC Wants Phone Companies To Police Text Messages For Vaccine Misinformation – DYLAN HOUSMAN
(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.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/12/joe-biden-dnc-vaccine-misinformation-covid-19-coronavirus/

DAILY WIRE
— K-12 Conferences For Teachers Of Every Subject Now Focus On Race Instead Of The Subject – Luke Rosiak
https://www.dailywire.com/news/conferences-for-teachers-of-every-subject-now-focus-on-race
— Poll: 85% Of Americans Underestimate The Number Of Illegal Border Crossings Under Biden – Ben Johnson
(DIERSEN: How many illegals have your school district, your municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois secretly agreed to take in?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/poll-85-of-americans-underestimate-the-number-of-illegal-border-crossings-under-biden

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— CNN Goes For Broke, Pushes For Gov’t-Mandated Jabs Imposed On Everyone – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/wenn-fauci-cnn-medical-advisor-go-broke-push-mandated-jabs-imposed-all

COLLEGE FIX
— Make life ‘hard’ for unvaccinated people, George Washington University public health professor says – MATT LAMB
https://www.thecollegefix.com/make-life-hard-for-unvaccinated-people-george-washington-university-public-health-professor-says/

EPOCH TIMES
— DeSantis: Disrespected Police Officers Can Relocate to Florida – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/desantis-disrespected-police-officers-can-relocate-to-florida_3898295.html
— State Department Official Criticized for Depicting Cuba’s Anti-Communism Protest as a COVID-19 Demonstration – LI HAI
https://www.theepochtimes.com/state-department-official-criticized-for-depicting-cubas-anti-communism-protest-as-a-covid-19-demonstration_3897915.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The Taliban defeated America. Let the blame game begin. – Editorial
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/12/who-lost-afghanistan-debate/

NEWSWEEK
— Critical Race Theory Is On the March in the Military
https://www.newsweek.com/critical-race-theory-march-military-opinion-1608131

May 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago-area Jews speak out against antisemitism amid recent violence between Israel, Palestine. ‘Solidarity walk’ also held in Orland Park Sunday to support Palestinian people. – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-area-jews-hold-rally-to-speak-out-against-antisemitism-/10684295/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 943 cases, 24 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-943-covid-19-case-24-deaths/10683092/

CBS2
— At Least 8 Killed, 35 Wounded So Far In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/23/chicago-weekend-violence-shootings-may-2021/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-tennessee-transgender-laws-20210523-26wx4mx2pbdwdk67nnwiobsobi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Tennessee move to slow down the promotion of LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-tennessee-transgender-laws-20210523-26wx4mx2pbdwdk67nnwiobsobi-story.html
— Legislation would bar school rules on hairstyles such as braids, cornrows that one mom says are rooted in ‘respectability politics’ – JENNY WHIDDEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-illinois-hairstyle-discrimination-legislation-20210522-zg7ykipwmbgrze6i2e3nwnymou-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois’ political muscle withers with shrinking population. In the last decade, according to the Census Bureau, Illinois lost population for the first time in its history. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/5/23/22450042/census-illinois-population-loss-political-influence-withers-congressional-seats-property-taxes

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban Muslims, Christians rally in Wheaton for Palestinians – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210523/suburban-muslims-christians-rally-in-wheaton-for-palestinians
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Tennessee move to slow down the promotion of LGBTQ.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210523/news/305239959/
— Illinois’ political muscle withers with shrinking population – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210523/news/305239915/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Reduction of Illinois’ bill backlog nothing to brag about – Sheila A. Weinberg
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-reduction-of-illinois-bill-backlog-nothing-to-brag-about/article_207276fc-9779-5248-9ea3-55d95eb1fb4d.html

ILLINOIS NEWS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://illinoisnewstoday.com/tennessee-moves-to-the-forefront-with-anti-transgender-law/210909/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Theocratic Wishful Thinking It’s difficult to see how the Middle Ages produced a better political regime than the supposedly defective work of the American founders. – Paul Gottfried
https://amgreatness.com/2021/05/22/theocratic-wishful-thinking/

BREITBART
— Kinzinger: January 6 Will Impact Republicans in Midterms If Party Is ‘Denying Reality and Facts’ of Attack – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/05/23/kinzinger-january-6-will-impact-republicans-in-midterms-if-party-is-denying-reality-and-facts-of-attack/

DAILY CALLER
— Jim Acosta Mocks Trump As ‘Mussolini Of Mar-A-Lago,’ Claims GOP Fears Jan. 6 Commission – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/23/jim-acosta-trump-mussolini-mar-a-lago-gop-fears-january-6-commission/

FEDERALIST
— MSNBC Contributor Calls Republicans ‘White Nationalists’ Who Support Terrorism – Jordan Davidson
(DIERSEN: In your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood, what do Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs call Republicans?)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/05/23/msnbc-contributor-calls-republicans-white-nationalists-who-support-terrorism/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Gov. Ron Desantis: We Have To Reject Open Borders
https://www.oann.com/gov-ron-desantis-we-have-to-reject-open-borders/

PJ MEDIA
— Harris Doesn’t Even Consider Security In Her Laughable Efforts to Deal With the Border Chaos – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/05/23/harris-doesnt-even-consider-security-in-her-laughable-efforts-to-deal-with-the-border-chaos-n1449028

EPOCH TIMES
— Rand Paul Says He Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘Show Me Evidence’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/rand-paul-first-senator-to-announce-he-wont-get-covid-19-vaccine_3826973.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger: Jan. 6 will impact 2022 midterms if ‘Republicans don’t take ownership for what happened’ – JOSEPH CHOI
(DIERSEN: Would Kinzinger argue that the more of the following that you did, the more responsible that you are for January 6: a) voted for Trump in 2016 primary election, b) voted for Trump in 2016 general election, c) voted for Trump in 2020 primary election, d) voted for Trump in 2020 general election, e) displayed yard signs for Trump in any of the aforesaid elections, f) donated money to Trump for any of the aforesaid elections, g) etc.?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/554955-kinzinger-regardless-of-commission-jan-6-will-impact-2022-midterm

YAHOO NEWS
— Chicago restaurants now have “vaccinated-only” sections
https://news.yahoo.com/chicago-restaurants-now-vaccinated-only-165926049.html

USA TODAY
— How the nation’s Founders wrote the Constitution to put the US on a path to end slavery. The Founding Fathers assured that new states would be anti-slavery and that America would develop an anti-slavery majority. – Michael Medved
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/05/15/constitution-founders-path-end-slavery/5061098001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Forgetting Justice Marshall An Illinois law school drops his name as the left turns on the Court. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/forgetting-justice-marshall-11621806240

REASON
— Thoughts on Renaming John Marshall Law School – DAVID BERNSTEIN
https://reason.com/volokh/2021/05/21/thoughts-on-renaming-john-marshall-law-school/

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Mocks Rand Paul for Refusing Vaccine: ‘So Brave… So Manly’ – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-lawmaker-adam-kinzinger-mocks-rand-paul-refusing-vaccine-so-brave-so-manly-1594018
— Kinzinger Accuses Kevin McCarthy of Failing to Tell the Truth About January 6th – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-accuses-kevin-mccarthy-failing-tell-truth-about-january-6th-1594003

PINTEREST
— How do you help others who do not want your help?
(DIERSEN: Politics is nasty. RINOs are nasty. I should write a book about RINO candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their campaign consultants, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have made it the most clear that they did not want my help. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am “too conservative” and that because of that, the more that I tried to help candidates (distributed their campaign literature in my precinct, displayed their signs on my front yard, got sign locations for them in my precinct, etc.), the fewer votes that those candidates would get. I would focus on the aforesaid who hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/136867276160222930/

May 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rep. Kinzinger travels to Texas in search of anti-Trump Republicans. Kinzinger also met with former President George W. Bush. AP (DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters support hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 26,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/kinzinger-goes-to-texas-in-search-of-anti-trump-republicans/10566642/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,813 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2813-new-covid-19-cases-32-deaths/10566512/

CBS2
— Protests For Workers’ Rights, Immigration Reform Held For May Day — A Commemoration With Chicago Roots – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/01/may-day-protests-workers-rights-immigration-reform/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— More than 400 people are charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, but prison time unlikely for many members of the mob – ALANNA DURKIN RICHER AND COLLEEN LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-capitol-attack-charges-20210501-fnmnapwq4rbjlai6s2wzsctqja-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Vaccination rate sinks to lowest point in almost 2 months as COVID-19 kills 32 more Illinoisans. About 60% of Illinois adults have gotten at least one shot, but demand for the vaccine has dipped by 34% over the past three weeks. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/5/1/22414050/illinois-coronavirus-vaccine-cases-deaths-pritzker-positivity-reopen-covid-19-may-1
— The U.S. Postal Service desperately needs a few good men and women. Maybe you? The post office’s ongoing delivery problems could open a window of opportunity for people now that it’s looking to hire. Here’s what you need to know. – Mary Mitchell
(DIERSEN: The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/30/22412910/postal-service-mail-jobs
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The United States Postal Service says it’s one of the “leading employers of minorities and women. Minorities comprise 39% and women 40% of the workforce, 21% of employees are African-American; 8% are Hispanic; 8% are Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and 0.67% are American Indian or Alaska Native.” . . . So here is where the community could make a difference — if you’ve got the right stuff. The Postal Service is hiring. “This is an opportunity for those who want to work for the post office because they are hiring up to 500 city letter carriers, and these are jobs that can change lives,” Julion says. The union representative tells potential employees these jobs could help them become homeowners and be able to afford that new automobile. “These are good union jobs,” he says. Prospective mail carriers will have to pass drug tests and background checks and have a clean driving record for at least two years. “The post office has been posting jobs like mad,” Julion says. “With people retiring, there is going to be a constant flow of jobs.”)

WBEZ
— Democrats Will Control Illinois’ Redistricting Process. Here’s A Look At How That Happens And What It Means. – Dave McKinney
https://www.wbez.org/stories/democrats-will-control-illinois-redistricting-process-heres-a-look-at-how-that-happens-and-what-it-means/a7c7428c-108f-4129-bab9-58a10eeb6e8c

MARION REPUBLICAN
— APRIL 8, 2021 FLASHBACK: Williamson County Republican group announces 2022 slate – HOLLY KEE
(DIERSEN: In your county, who are the countywide candidates in the March 15, 2022 Republican primary?)
https://www.dailyrepublicannews.com/news/20210408/williamson-county-republican-group-announces-2022-slate
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the ink barely dry on the ballots from Tuesday, a group of Williamson County Republicans has announced its slate of candidates for the March 15, 2022 Primary election. Party chairman Jeff Diederich, announced the slate of county candidates in a media release as well as on his Facebook page. In the release, Diederich said that the Williamson County Republican Party welcomes anyone who has a desire to seek public office. “It is through fair and free elections that primary elections afford our citizens the best candidates we have to offer,” he said. On the ticket for 2022 are incumbents Ashley Gott, Treasurer, Lorie LeQuatte, Regional Superintendent, Amanda Barnes, County Clerk, Steven Bost, Circuit Judge, At-Large, and Justin Maze, Circuit Clerk. Diederich will seek election to the office of Williamson County Sheriff. The candidate for the County Commissioner slot will be announced once that person has completed his/her current employment obligations.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Texas Gov. Abbott calls on Democratic official to resign for referring to Sen. Scott as an ‘oreo’ South Carolina Republican hit with racial slurs after delivering GOP rebuttal – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/1/texas-gov-greg-abbott-calls-on-democratic-official/

FOX NEWS
— Ingraham: Democrats push dark hateful vision of America. Dems hate the way most Americans live, and revile our history and traditions, says ‘Ingraham Angle’ host
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote hatred a) against American-nameplate vehicles, b) against those who own American nameplate vehicles, c) against unions, and d) against past, present, and future union members. I have only owned American-nameplate vehicles. I was a union member for almost 12 years.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ingraham-democrats-push-dark-hateful-vision-of-america
— Hannity blasts Biden’s mask ‘masquerade’
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/hannity-blasts-bidens-mask-masquerade

AMERICAN THINKER
— Kinzinger: The tyranny of the reasonable – David Hale
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/the_tyranny_of_the_reasonable.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The tyranny of the reasonable is: if you’re not “reasonable,” you don’t get a voice, and you don’t count. This is perfectly expressed in the 16th District Republican congressman, Adam Kinzinger. The dashing young Kinzinger with steely eyes and square jaw and canned, even, toned verbal delivery comes across as erudite, serious, and reasonable — a political figure who just “wants what’s best for everybody.” But nothing is farther from the truth. His cooperation with the left has for the past decade chipped away at American freedom through his decisions on Capitol Hill and eroded our liberties a bite at a time. Kinzinger cooperates and coordinates with members of the Democrat Party who have a deep allegiance to extremist ideas of open borders, redistribution of labor and wealth in the form of money from American’s paychecks, division through racial unrest and strife, and transgender tyranny in our schools and even in school bathrooms. Despite this extensive cooperation with the party of “Marx in America,” he is considered a reasonable, thoughtful political figure. So much easier to gulp down lies when told to us through a smile with even, serious tones. People like Kinzinger delivering their message do not seem like radicals or extremists. They seem reasonable. Kinzinger has learned this tactic and executed this persona with perfection, yet his allegiances are anything but reasonable. His allegiances are radical and extreme and part of what is transforming America into a debt-laden, morally bankrupt, tyrannical dictatorship that is closing the noose of tyranny around our freedoms and liberties. People who consider themselves reasonable consider Kinzinger the same, yet they don’t look deeper than Kinzinger’s surface persona. Beneath this reasonable persona is a man who has created and led our nation into a worse condition than it has ever been — deeper in debt, morally bankrupt, crime-ridden, with joblessness, rioting, racial division, and a whole host of social and economic problems.)
— When it comes to GOP failings, Tucker Carlson names a name: Frank Luntz – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/when_it_comes_to_gop_failings_tucker_carlson_names_a_name.html
— Will We Keep Our Republic? – John Green
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/will_we_keep_our_republic.html

BREITBART
— Sen. Mitch McConnell Urges Biden Ed Department to Block “1619 Project” from Taxpayer-Funded Grants – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/01/sen-mitch-mcconnell-urges-biden-ed-department-to-block-1619-project-from-taxpayer-funded-grants/

TOWNHALL
— OUTSTANDING: Idaho Becomes First State to Ban Discriminatory Critical Race Theory – Spencer Brown
(DIERSEN: Who are leading efforts to ban Critical Race Theory in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/04/30/idaho-critical-race-theory-n2588807

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Critical Race Theory Drives Students Apart. Idaho Lawmakers Had Enough. – Jonathan Butcher
https://www.heritage.org/education/commentary/critical-race-theory-drives-students-apart-idaho-lawmakers-had-enough

SPECTATOR USA
— Racism has become a kind of theory of everything. Biden’s presidency has done nothing to abate racial paranoia. On the contrary, it’s getting more feverish.
https://spectator.us/topic/racism-critical-race-theory/

NEW AMERICAN
— Mass-murderer Mao Used Critical Race Theory-Style Indoctrination, Too – Alex Newman
https://thenewamerican.com/mass-murderer-mao-used-critical-race-theory-style-indoctrination-too/

CHRISTIANITY DAILY
— Christian Leaders React To Illinois Church’s Decision To Consider Drag Queen As Leader – SARAH MAE SALIONG
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/11697/20210430/christian-leaders-react-to-illinois-church-s-decision-to-consider-drag-queen-as-leader-isaac-simmons-penny-cost.htm

EPOCH TIMES
— At Least 9,245 Americans Tested Positive for COVID-19 After Vaccination; 132 Dead – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/at-least-9245-americans-tested-positive-for-covid-19-after-vaccination-132-dead_3798410.html

THE HILL
— GOP frustration with Liz Cheney ‘at a boiling point’ – SCOTT WONG
(DIERSEN: What have you done that made your critics/opponents frustrated with you? I refused to be manipulated or dominated by them, I refused to glorify or praise them, I refused to pander to them, I refused to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, I refused to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or, I refused to give them money. They reached boiling points when they or the candidates who they supported lost elections. They blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551261-gop-frustration-with-liz-cheney-at-a-boiling-point

WASHINGTON POST
— Elizabeth Warren, in new book, muses on why she didn’t win – Annie Linskey
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their losses. I would focus on Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, statewide Illinois offices, Illinois Senate, Illinois Representative, countywide DuPage candidates, DuPage County District 4 candidates, Milton Township candidates, and City of Wheaton candidates.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-new-book/2021/04/30/ed4d954e-a760-11eb-bca5-048b2759a489_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Growing Number of Migrant Families Allowed Into U.S. to Seek Asylum. Biden administration is easing ban on asylum-seeking families at ports of entry that Trump administration implemented at pandemic’s start. – Alicia A. Caldwell and Michelle Hackman
— GOP’s Blue-Collar Agenda Still a Work in Progress. Biden outlined a vision of policies that Democrats believe working-class voters want. Republicans are considering their own blueprints. – Aaron Zitner
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working-class. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that that would not stooped to take the aforesaid jobs.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gops-blue-collar-agenda-still-a-work-in-progress-11619874000

NEWSWEEK
— Mitt Romney Jeered Repeatedly at Republican Convention in Utah: ‘Boo All You Like’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/mitt-romney-booed-repeatedly-republican-convention-utah-boo-all-you-like-1588102

SOJOURNERS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: WHY NATHAN CARTAGENA TEACHES CRITICAL RACE THEORY TO EVANGELICALS AT WHEATON COLLEGE – MITCHELL ATENCIO
https://sojo.net/articles/why-nathan-cartagena-teaches-critical-race-theory-evangelicals

March 28 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump rips Biden for halting border wall construction, says countries are losing respect for US
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-rips-biden-for-halting-border-wall-construction-says-countries-are-losing-respect-for-us

ABC7
— Sens. Ted Cruz, John Cornyn lead senate tour to Rio Grande Valley in response to immigration crisis – Miya Shay, Jeff Ehlin
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-lawmakers-tour-border-in-midst-of-migrant-surge/10449896/
— Biden receives high marks on COVID-19, lags on immigration, guns: POLL – Kendall Karson
(DIERSEN: While I served as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, my critics/opponents gave me low marks for the speakers who I recruited for TAPROOT events. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if they, or if anyone who they manipulated/dominated, had been the TAPROOT chairman, they would have recruited high-profile nationally-known speakers.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-receives-high-marks-on-covid-19-lags-on-immigration-guns-poll/10454455/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,250 new coronavirus cases, 23 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2250-new-covid-cases-23-deaths/10454275/

WGN RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: New York lawmakers agree to legalize recreational marijuana
(DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://wgnradio.com/news/national/new-york-lawmakers-agree-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth promoters promote Duckworth.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-tammy-duckworth-book-20210328-mgp5hzihcvbilcrrtsnlzdnixy-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 110,211 vaccine doses, 2,250 COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths reported Sunday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210327-z3u5resyn5ev3l4hxtgzz6hwby-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2021/3/27/22354397/chinatown-rally-stop-aaip-hate-march
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to flood America with citizens of foreign countries. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/3/28/22352957/republicans-dont-want-vice-president-kamala-harris-to-succeed-on-immigration-laura-washington

DAILY HERALD
— Willowbrook man charged with injuring three officers in courtroom
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210327/willowbrook-man-charged-with-injuring-three-officers-in-courtroom

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Senator gets her money’s worth – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-senator-gets-her-moneys-worth/article_cca38a41-02e7-5f0a-81a4-f8ab42ca6850.html

ALGONQUIN PATCH
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot in McHenry County. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://patch.com/illinois/algonquin/pot-dispensarys-first-day-sales-will-be-donated

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Under New Party Chair, IL Republicans Seek to Unite, Regroup and Rebuild. Former Gov. Edgar, US Rep. Kinzinger, State Rep. Demmer, GOP Chair Tracy speak out. – Derrick Blakley
https://mailchi.mp/centerforilpolitics/under-new-party-chair-il-republicans-seek-to-unite-regroup-and-rebuild

FOX NEWS
— Duckworth to speak on GWU alumni panel after saying ‘we should listen to the argument’ for taking down statues. Advocates for the removal of George Washington statues have argued his ownership of enslaved people is “problematic”
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/duckworth-to-speak-on-gwu-alumni-panel-statues

BREITBART
— Catalina Lauf: ‘Our Voices Are Going to Be Lost’ if True Republicans Not Elected – KYLE MORRIS
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about RINO elected officials and RINO party leaders who not only reject the following planks in the Republican Party platform, but who destroy those like me who support those planks: traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving).)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/28/catalina-lauf-our-voices-are-going-be-lost-true-republicans-not-elected/
— Mike Braun: Democrats Hope Illegal Aliens Become ‘Voters’ Through Open Borders – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/28/mike-braun-democrats-hope-illegal-aliens-become-voters-through-open-borders/

BLAZE
— Trump says he will go to the border, hammers Biden admin for migrant crisis: ‘They don’t know what they’re doing’ ‘It’s a very, very dangerous situation’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-biden-border-crisis-visit

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats targeting red states
https://nypost.com/2021/03/28/democrats-targeting-red-states-and-other-commentary/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats are alarmed by the number of residents fleeing blue states, but “instead of trying to fix the policies” that push people away, liberal lawmakers “want to impose those unpopular mandates nationwide,” observes Liz Peek at The Hill. To “eliminate the competition between states that they are losing,” lefties are “pushing bills that would put the federal government in charge of states’ labor laws, fiscal policies and voting rules” — from stimulus funds that prohibit state-level tax cuts to ballot-box “reforms” intended to enhance blue turnout in red places. These “egregious power-grabs” are “downright authoritarian.”)

USA TODAY & NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use Duckworth to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/03/28/tammy-duckworths-journey-poverty-combat-us-senate/6937121002/
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/28/982120929/sen-tammy-duckworth-on-new-memoir-every-day-is-a-gift

March 13 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Group Evaluating Chicago’s Controversial Statues, Monuments Meets; Now-Removed Columbus Statues Remain Subjects Of Strong Feelings – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/11/chicago-monuments-project-problematic-columbus-statues/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,675 New Cases, 23 Deaths, Over 152K Vaccinations Reported. Illinois reported over 152,000 vaccinations over the last 24 hours, the highest one-day total to date
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-1675-new-cases-23-deaths-over-152k-vaccinations-reported/2461240/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Making the case for free community college nationwide. Seventeen states offer some sort of tuition-free two-year college program. Research proves the educational and economic benefit to young people who likely would have skipped college otherwise. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: I was able to graduate from NIU in 1970 debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charge SE a) because of the money that I earned delivering mail for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 and b) because my parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete while attended UIC 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/13/22273213/community-college-free-biden-administration-americas-college-promise-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsements: Malloy, Howard and Manno for College of DuPage board
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210313/endorsements-malloy-howard-and-manno-for-college-of-dupage-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Holan, Andrew Manno, 30, of Aurora, and Deborah Sajdak of Glen Ellyn have been endorsed by conservative firebrand Jeanne Ives.)
— Endorsement: Weller for Wheaton City Council, South District
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210313/endorsement-weller-for-wheaton-city-council-south-district?cid=search

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois guard troops stay in D.C. as others head home – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/watch-now-illinois-guard-troops-stay-in-d-c-as-others-head-home/article_22967f70-b1d8-5a8c-a94d-0135e6e5113e.html

ROCKFORD SUN
— Trump reignites feud with Rep. Kinzinger, others at CPAC convention – Glenn Minnis
https://rockfordsun.com/stories/577046770-trump-reignites-feud-with-rep-kinzinger-others-at-cpac-convention

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois has way too much of a bad thing (governments) – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-illinois-has-way-too-much-of-a-bad-thing/article_f20877f5-ca3c-5bea-b365-8eff5d3760eb.html

NPR NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-bidens-plan-could-help-reshape-finances-american-families#stream/0

BLAZE
— Evanston prepares first round of reparations to black residents, but activists say it’s not enough ‘Just putting money into a loan is not true reparations’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/illinois-city-prepares-first-round-of-reparations-but-activists-say-its-not-enough
— Jordan Peterson shares poll showing white liberals embrace using violence to pursue political goals more than conservatives. This breaks the narrative the corporate media is telling you – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/political-violence-poll-jordan-peterson

DAILY WIRE
— Coca-Cola Says It Will Only Hire Law Firms That Meet Quota For Black Attorneys Coke said it will only hire law firms that commit to providing 15 percent of billed time from black attorneys. – Mairead McArdle
(DIERSEN: My plan for a career in the automotive industry ended in 1971 when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/coca-cola-says-it-will-only-hire-law-firms-that-meet-quota-for-black-attorneys

NEWSMAX
— Ken Paxton to Newsmax TV: Twitter Doesn’t Censor Liberals – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/kenpaxton-twitter-bias-socialmedia/2021/03/13/id/1013677/

RED STATE
— Why Does GOP House Member Adam Kinzinger Keep Voting With the Democrats? Redistricting Is Why
https://redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2021/03/13/why-does-gop-house-member-adam-kinzinger-keep-voting-with-the-democrats-redistricting-is-why-n342185

THE HILL
— Democrats rush to Biden’s defense on border surge – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/543038-democrats-rush-to-bidens-defense-on-border-surge

POLITICO
— 9-step guide to winning Trump’s endorsement – TARA PALMERI
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/03/13/a-9-step-guide-to-winning-trumps-endorsement-492098

NEW YORK POST
— Team Biden knows its open-borders plan is unpopular — so why do it? – Michael Barone
(DIERSEN: Democrats want illegals because illegals will vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://nypost.com/2021/03/12/team-biden-knows-its-open-borders-plan-is-unpopular-so-why-do-it/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Extended National Guard Contingent Being Drawn from 11 States, D.C. Military strained to find enough Guard members to serve at Capitol after a year of repeated deployments, officials say – Nancy A. Youssef and Alexa Corse
https://www.wsj.com/articles/extended-national-guard-contingent-being-drawn-from-11-states-d-c-11615647913

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “94% of White Republican College Grads” say “GOP Shouldn’t Punish Officials Opposing Trump.”
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-shouldnt-punish-officials-opposing-trump-say-94-white-republican-college-grads-1575945

August 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago looting: Mayor Lori Lightfoot tells looters ‘we are coming for you,’ but won’t bring in National Guard Access to the downtown area will be restricted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-mayor-tells-looters-we-are-coming-for-you/6364053/

NBC5
— Republican Leader Jim Durkin Urges Chicago to Bring in National Guard, Lightfoot Says No More than 100 people were arrested following looting that erupted early Monday morning
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republican-leader-urges-chicago-to-bring-in-national-guard-lightfoot-says-no/2320036/

CBS2
‘– Anger And Frustration In Loop After Night Of Looting – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/10/anger-and-frustration-in-loop-after-night-of-looting/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois expanded mail voting is partisan ‘scheme,’ lawsuit says
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-expanded-mail-voting-is-partisan-scheme-lawsuit-says
— Lightfoot blames Foxx’s lack of criminal charges for Chicago looting – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/lightfoot-blames-foxxs-lack-of-criminal-charges-for-chicago-looting

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black Lives Matter to Lightfoot: Unrest won’t end until ‘the safety and well-being of our communities is finally prioritized’ “When protesters attack high-end retail stores that are owned by the wealthy and service the wealthy, that is not ‘our’ city and has never been meant for us,” the group said in a statement. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/10/21362612/black-lives-matter-lori-lightfoot-police-shooting-englewood-looting
— Latest looting leaves a lot to unpack: shock, anger, sadness — and heartbreak For the second time in barely two months, we are left to contemplate whether it has come to this: that criminals can act with impunity on what we have always believed to be the safest streets in Chicago. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/8/10/21362783/chicago-looting-shock-anger-sadness-heartbreak-downtown-foxx-obrien-lightfoot
— Chicago needs leaders, not elected officials looking for scapegoats Our city’s official response to looting and violent crime has been anything but organized. There has been a lack of teamwork, and we’re paying the price. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/10/21362022/chicago-looters-englewood-crime-lori-lightfoot-kim-foxx-tim-evans-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Cook County GOP sues to block state’s enhanced vote-by-mail efforts – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-republican-lawsuit-mail-in-voting-20200810-4f5i6pwwnjbezkcxyntotmo65u-story.html
— Aftermath of looting in downtown Chicago: 13 cops injured, 2 people shot, more than 100 arrests, Mag Mile trashed – PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER, GREGORY PRATT, MEGAN CREPEAU, STACY ST. CLAIR and CLAIRE HAO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-downtown-looting-20200810-3zwa3b7zzrc5vdyb4qjqywrjvu-story.html
— Stop comparing yourself to others – Amy Kan (DIERSEN: One could argue that those who you graduated with from high school and/or from college who shared your demographics would be the most relevant people to compare yourself to.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200810/281814286215839
— 6 traits that will make you indispensable at work – Martin Zwilling (DIERSEN: The most important trait that my Democrat superiors in the federal government looked for was success in getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200810/281857235888799
— ‘We had to have brick and mortar’; Black Lives Matters opens Waukegan office – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-blm-lake-office-st-0811-20200810-bxylqv7fgngn3f2vvcv3cd7xri-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,319 new known COVID-19 cases reported as renters with coronavirus-related financial difficulty can now apply for up to $5,000 state grant
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200810-ey6eo275crblfpdtyhnfyhmsla-story.html
— Candidate petitions for 2021 Naperville City Council election available next week – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-municipal-election-city-council-petitions-st-20200810-v4ggoldlnfatheqkn7rlovwefi-story.html
— ‘There’s gonna be looting going on’: Long night of unrest follows Englewood shooting – PAIGE FRY, JEREMY GORNER, PETER NICKEAS, JOHN KEILMAN and SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-loop-englewood-looting-ticktock-20200811-rpyojxhy5feqhculr44pcobzge-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot, Brown lay blame for last night’s looting After a South Side shooting, the mayor and the police chief say, looters headed north—emboldened because looters earlier this summer weren’t prosecuted “to the fullest extent.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-brown-lay-blame-last-nights-looting?utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200810&utm_content=hero-headline
— Enough already! Time for Foxx, Lightfoot, judges to do their jobs. After another night of looting, Chicago and particularly downtown will never recover unless the criminal justice system actually works. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/enough-already-time-foxx-lightfoot-judges-do-their-jobs
— McDonald’s: Ex-CEO Easterbrook lied and covered up wrongdoing The company sues the former chief to recover his payout, saying Steve Easterbrook’s termination last fall over a relationship with an employee shouldn’t have included severance pay because he “concealed evidence and lied about his wrongdoing.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-ex-ceo-easterbrook-lied-and-covered-wrongdoing
— Looting leaves Chicago ‘at a crossroads,’ chamber chief says “If we don’t get ahold of this right away, it’s going to have very serious consequences for our economy and jobs,” says Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce CEO Jack Lavin. “We need to get this under control as soon as possible.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/looting-leaves-chicago-crossroads-chamber-chief-says

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County Republicans criticized for meet-and-greet without face masks Networking event draws allegations of COVID-19 safety violations – KELLI DUNCAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/08/10/mchenry-county-republicans-criticized-for-meet-and-greet-without-face-masks/a5rylxl/

CHICAGO NOW
— Anarchy clobbers Chicago. Had enough yet? – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/08/anarchy-clobbers-chicago-had-enough-yet/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker sends state police to help in fight mass looting in Chicago – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-sends-state-police-to-help-in-fight-mass-looting-in-chicago/article_0de142c4-db24-11ea-921d-a72f73709f25.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chicago Looting, Violence Gives More Reasons to Stay Out of Chicago
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/chicago-looting-violence-gives-more-reasons-to-stay-out-of-chicago/
— GOP Holding Algonquin Fundraiser Tonight Featuring Ives, Oberweis, State & Local Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/gop-holding-algonquin-fundraiser-august-10th-featuring-ives-oberweis-state-local-candidates-copy/
— Algonquin Village Board Putting Referendum on the Ballot to Abolish Elective Village Clerk
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/algonquin-village-board-putting-referendum-on-the-ballot-to-abolish-elective-village-clerk/
— Crystal Lake High School Board Goes with Herd Immunity
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/crystal-lake-high-school-board-go-with-herd-immunity/
— Dueling Signs
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/10/message-of-the-day-signs-12/
— Is This Something Trump Is Doing that Has Gone Largely Unnoticed?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/is-this-something-trump-is-doing-that-has-gone-largely-unnoticed/
— Opening Remarks at Wisconsin Gathering of Illinois Conservatives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/opening-remarks-at-wisconsin-gathering-of-conservatives/
— ComEd Follows Decades of Practice of the “Illinois Way”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/comed-follows-decades-of-practice-of-the-illinois-way/
— Costs vs. Benefits of Educational Spending
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/09/costs-vs-benefits-of-educational-spending/
— Way to Lobby to Stop Pritzker’s $2,500 (Maximum) Fines for Businesses Who Do Not Force Customers to Wear Masks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/08/way-to-lobby-to-stop-pritzkers-2500-maximum-fines-for-businesses-who-do-not-force-customers-to-wear-masks/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Speaker Madigan / ComEd named as Defendants in $450 Million Racketeering (RICO) Lawsuit filed today – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/speaker-madigan-comed-named-as-defendants-in-450-million-racketeering-rico-lawsuit-filed-today/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP ASKS: IS PRITZKER COVERING UP MADIGAN PATRONAGE HIRING?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/il-gop-asks-is-pritzker-covering-up-madigan-patronage-hiring-.html
— BUSINESS OWNERS ASK FOR SUPPORT IN STOPPING PRITZKER’S COVID MANDATE FINES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/business-owners-ask-for-support-in-stopping-pritzkers-covid-mandate-fines.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Cook County Republicans sue to stop new vote by mail law
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/another-day-another-lawsuit-cook-county-republicans-sue-to-stop-new-vote-by-mail-law/
— 1,319 new cases, 1 additional death, 4.1 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/1319-new-cases-1-additional-death-41-percent-positivity-rate/
— Civil RICO case filed against Madigan, ComEd and others
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/10/civil-rico-case-filed-against-madigan-comed-and-others/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lawsuit: Illinois expanded mail voting is partisan ‘scheme’ – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/10/lawsuit-illinois-expanded-mail-voting-is-partisan-/
— Thought control and cancel culture overtakes colleges and universities – Peter Wood and Pete Peterson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/10/thought-control-and-cancel-culture-overtakes-colle/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Black Lives Matter reached its high tide, and now it’s crashing
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/black-lives-matter-reached-its-high-tide-and-now-its-crashing

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s ‘diversity,’ ‘Are you a junkie?’ gaffes ignored by Sunday morning news shows His remarks were not mentioned on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN’s weekend programs – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-diversity-junkie-gaffes-sunday-morning-news-shows

BREITBART
— Magnificent Mile Riots, Looting Hit Democrat-Run Chicago – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/10/nolte-magnificent-mile-riots-looting-hit-democrat-run-chicago/
— OUTSTANDING: South Dakota ‘Back the Blue’ Rally Sees Generous Turnout – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
https://www.breitbart.com/local/2020/08/09/south-dakota-back-blue-rally-sees-generous-turnout/
— Catholic League: BLM One of the ‘Greatest Threats’ to Black Americans – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2020/08/10/catholic-league-blm-one-greatest-threats-black-americans/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Illinois school district to prioritize ‘black and brown students’ for in-person school reopening – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/08/10/illinois-school-district-to-prioritize-black-and-brown-students-for-in-person-school-reopening-958373

CNS NEWS
— Chicago Mayor: Rioting Was Sparked by False Twitter Info About Police Shooting an Unarmed Juvenile – Susan Jones
https://cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/chicago-mayor-rioting-was-sparked-false-twitter-info-about-police

DAILY SIGNAL
— Investigating the Prevalence of Left-Leaning ‘Fact-Checkers’ – Sharyl Attkisson (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What qualifications do I have to be a fact checker? ANSWER: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/10/investigating-the-prevalence-of-left-leaning-fact-checks/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Not Letting Covid Crisis Go to Waste – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/pelosi-schumer/2020/08/10/id/981415/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Going after the Employers of Illegal Aliens – MARK KRIKORIAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/going-after-the-employers-of-illegal-aliens/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— How the far-left Black Lives Matter movement promotes a revolution that will destroy America A deeper look into the Marxist goals of the leftists rioting across the country. – John Horvat II
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/how-the-far-left-black-lives-matter-movement-promotes-a-revolution-that-will-destroy-america

EPOCH TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Turn Out for ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in Seattle Ahead of Defunding Vote – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/hundreds-turn-out-for-back-the-blue-rally-in-seattle-ahead-of-defunding-vote_3456303.html

THE HILL
— Jesse Jackson: Chicago looting ‘humiliating, embarrassing & morally wrong’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/511334-jesse-jackson-chicago-looting-humiliating-embarrassing-morally-wrong

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A conservative-hater says “It’s a Tough Time for the Left. But I’m More Optimistic Than Ever. On both sides of the Atlantic, the signs of radical possibility are everywhere.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/09/opinion/left-politics.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters want open borders.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/migrants-border-repeat-crossings/2020/08/08/2fdbd97c-d9bf-11ea-b9b2-1ea733b97910_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— AG Barr calls lawmakers backing voting by mail ‘grossly irresponsible’ – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/08/10/william-barr-lawmakers-backing-vote-by-mail-grossly-irresponsible/

USA TODAY
— ‘I’m too old to find a new career’: More than half of Americans fear job losses – Jessica Menton
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/08/07/unemployment-benefits-more-than-half-americans-fear-job-losses/3301149001/
— COVID-19 thrown a wrench into retirement planning? Don’t panic. – Nancy Tengler
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2020/08/09/covid-19-messed-up-retirement-planning-dont-panic/3317928001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Coronavirus Heightens Housing Insecurity for Black and Hispanic Populations With little or no savings, a loss of income leaves many families on the brink of homelessness – Gwynn Guilford and Luis Melgar
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-heightens-housing-insecurity-for-black-and-hispanic-populations-11596965400

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 59% Think Biden Unlikely to Finish A Four-Year Term in White House
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/59_think_biden_unlikely_to_finish_a_four_year_term_in_white_house

April 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois sees biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases, expected peak ‘weeks away’, Gov. JB Pritzker says – Jessica D’Onofrio, Eric Horng and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-sees-biggest-single-day-jump-in-covid-19-cases/6121719/

NBC5
— More Than 2,000 Additional Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Mark New Daily High for State Illinois remains under a stay-at-home order through April 30, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker says a decision on whether that date will be extended is coming
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/more-than-2000-new-coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-mark-new-daily-high-for-state/2260127/
— Pritzker Says He’s Looking at Extending Stay-at-Home Order, But For How Long? The statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect through April 30, a deadline that is quickly approaching
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-says-hes-looking-at-extending-stay-at-home-order-but-for-how-long/2260206/
— Chicago Pride Parade Postponed for First Time in 50 Years Amid Coronavirus Crisis Chicago’s Pride Parade, one of the largest in the nation, has been postponed amid concerns over the coronavirus crisis
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/chicago-pride-parade-postponed-for-first-time-in-50-years/2260285/
— Suburbs Cancel Memorial Day, Fourth of July Celebrations Over Coronavirus Crisis The cancellations come as residents across the state question how long the stay-at-home order will last
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/suburbs-cancel-memorial-day-fourth-of-july-celebrations-over-coronavirus-crisis/2260009/
— AP-NORC Poll: Few Americans Support Easing Virus Protections Only 12% of Americans say the measures where they live go too far
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/ap-norc-poll-few-americans-support-easing-virus-protections/2260220/
— Global Coronavirus Updates: Many Wary of Virus Reopenings as Partisan Divide Grows in US Although some hot spots like Italy, Spain and New York have seen a drop in daily death tolls and new hospitalizations, other areas are facing a resurgence of the coronavirus – Frank Jordans and Elena Becatoros
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/global-coronavirus-updates-fresh-cancellations-show-reopening-from-virus-will-be-tough/2259848/

CBS2
— Lightfoot Says It’s ‘Way Too Soon’ To Talk About Opening Lakefront, Blasts Florida Governor For Reopening Beaches; ‘He’s Not Living In Planet Reality’ – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/22/mayor-lori-lightfoot-way-too-soon-lakefront-open-florida-beaches-ron-desantis/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— GOP lawmakers suggest plan to gradually reopen Illinois – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/gop-lawmakers-suggest-plan-to-gradually-reopen-illinois
— Illinois reports 2,049 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours as testing expands across state
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-2049-covid-19-cases-in-last-24-hours-as-testing-expands-across-state
— Tyson to suspend operations at largest pork plant indefinitely following coronavirus outbreak
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tyson-to-suspend-operations-at-largest-pork-plant-indefinitely-following-coronavirus-outbreak
— Disney suspends pay for 100,000 employees
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/disney-suspends-pay-for-100000-employees-report

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP leader Tim Schneider to Gov. Pritzker: Stop blaming Trump and fix Illinois’ coronavirus response
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pritzker-plan-illinois-economy-tim-schneider-20200422-ndx3xllbjvbg3jwwdl6na4o5xq-story.html
— Officials report 2,049 more known COVID-19 cases, a new single-day high Pritzker attributes in part to increase in testing
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200422-kl6me5jp2bfcdgqhcpl5kg6gvu-story.html
— Illinois Republican lawmakers urge Pritzker to open state parks and some businesses – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-republicans-reopening-20200422-fhvg3r2n3zcwppulq3rv242tkm-story.html
— Despite nationwide protests, Americans overwhelmingly support coronavirus restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-polls-shelter-in-place-20200422-zr7vsqucrfgk5lxhuf7hvbub5m-story.html
— Chicago Pride Parade, 3rd largest in the U.S., has been postponed due to the coronavirus – Nara Schoenberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-life-pride-fest-postponed-coronavirus-04222020-20200422-frlpglzk2fdrvfybvbqqyceb5e-story.html
— Oak Brook to require face coverings, effective April 24 – CHUCK FIELDMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-face-coverings-tl-0430-20200422-jw2ldjgjxrbq5db5ufhx6fekdm-story.html
— To mayors outside Chicago growing impatient with coronavirus shutdown: Illinois is not ready yet – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-reopen-illinois-mayors-economy-pritzker-20200422-qpaoosw2r5fupayxogomkzw2ae-story.html
— What are our public employees — avoiding layoffs and furloughs — doing during this pandemic? – ANDY SHAW
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-illinois-public-workers-andy-shaw-20200422-2yaektmu6fgovjknoxjyovrawe-story.html
— Gov. Pritzker not on board with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s support of states declaring bankruptcy to get out of pension debt – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-mitch-mcconnell-states-bankruptcy-pritzker-20200422-7im57sqbpfckte3yqlaqnvlxzm-story.html
— South Elgin’s Fourth of July parade, Riverfest canceled because of coronavirus pandemic – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-south-elgin-4th-july-riverfest-st-0424-20200422-d2ozzffpendnbl426niimdso54-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than 2,500 health care workers among Illinois’ coronavirus case total, which now tops 35K Wednesday’s daily case count is the highest the state has seen, but it’s also the most tests the state has run in a day. The previous high positive count was 1,842 cases on April 17. The state on Tuesday ran 9,349 tests, which is close to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s goal of running 10,000 tests a day. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/22/21231588/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-pritzker-april-22
— Aldermen who blocked emergency powers ordinance are ‘selfish, grandstanding,’ Lightfoot says Lightfoot got even by abruptly adjourning Wednesday’s Council meeting. The Council will meet again Friday to consider an ordinance that has prompted a backlash from aldermen reluctant to relinquish any more power. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/4/22/21231319/chicago-city-council-virtual-meeting-coronavirus-emergency-powers-ordinance-lightfoot

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 cases pass 35,100; Aurora mall to offer drive-up testing – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200422/covid-19-cases-pass-35100-aurora-mall-to-offer-drive-up-testing
— Kane County health director chides businesses, people shunning COVID-19 precautions – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200422/kane-county-health-director-chides-businesses-people-shunning-covid-19-precautions
— Pritzker offers tepid response to GOP re-opening proposal – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200422/news/304229925/
— States, municipalities deserve federal assistance in health crisis – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200421/editorial-states-municipalities-deserve-federal-assistance-in-health-crisis
— DuPage County Fair canceled
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200422/dupage-county-fair-canceled

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Powerful biz groups sue to block Pritzker’s new COVID sick-pay move Manufacturers and retail groups say rules requiring workers’ compensation for essential employees ill with COVID, without proof they got the coronavirus on the job, were improperly adopted and are unfair to employers. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/powerful-biz-groups-sue-block-pritzkers-new-covid-sick-pay-move
— McConnell says he favors allowing states to declare bankruptcy The Senate majority leader said he’s against giving states like Illinois that are struggling with high public employee pension costs a federal bailout.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/mcconnell-says-he-favors-allowing-states-declare-bankruptcy

SOUTHERN
— Illinois to loosen election rules for independents, third-party candidates – REBECCA ANZEL
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-to-loosen-election-rules-for-independents-third-party-candidates/article_16b04657-5a43-562f-9a21-846dd04c801c.html
— Illinois lawmakers slowly preparing for session to reopen – PETER HANCOCK
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmakers-slowly-preparing-for-session-to-reopen/article_6e05f10e-7f8b-59d8-bc15-ee2eab27f5ea.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— COVID-19 deaths exceed 100 in DuPage County
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/22/covid-19-deaths-exceed-100-in-dupage-county/as5wvov/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN CASTEN INFERS REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED NAZIS IN WWII
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/democrat-congressman-casten-infers-republicans-supported-nazis-in-wwii.html
— CONSERVATIVE ILLINOIS LEADER SUGGESTS GUIDELINES FOR COVID LOCKDOWN PROTESTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/conservative-illinois-leader-suggests-guidelines-for-covid-lockdown-protests.html
— GROWING NUMBER OF SUBURBS NOW REQUIRE MASKS IN “ESSENTIAL” ILLINOIS BUSINESSES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/growing-number-of-suburbs-now-require-masks-in-essential-illinois-businesses-.html
— THORNER: DR. SHIVA EXAMINES MEDICAL PROFIT IN THE CORONAVIRUS AGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/thorner-dr-shiva-examines-medical-profit-in-the-coronavirus-age-part-1.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,049 new cases, 98 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/22/2049-new-cases-98-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker announces two new drive-through testing sites – Gives PPE update – Ezike talks hospitalization numbers – Asked about the purpose of the order and opening up the economy – “We’re just not there yet” on opening the economy – Chicago is “indeed doing better” – Feds not working with states on modeling – Asked if unemployed should call his office – Asked again about summer camp – Has had no luck working with Missouri’s governor – Looking at allowing elective surgeries – Asked if McConnell’s idea is something he would consider: “No” – Has not had a haircut – Says he’s speaking with mayors about their reopening views – Dr. Ezike: 2500 healthcare workers have contracted virus, potentially 8 deaths – Hints that restaurants will have to wait – Says McConnell is just one person – “Absolutely have considered” reopening state parks – Denies claim that he didn’t consult with business before changing workers’ comp rule – Reminds reporter who asked about reopening Metro East that it has a hotspot – Higher test numbers = surge in positive results today – Talks about his thoughts on modeling
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/22/pritzker-announces-two-new-drive-through-testing-sites/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/22/covid-19-roundup-25/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘We’ve got to strengthen our own borders’: MLK niece supports Trump’s temporary immigration ban – Emma Colton
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/weve-got-to-strengthen-our-own-borders-mlk-niece-supports-trumps-temporary-immigration-ban
— Trump leveraging cultural divide over coronavirus in Midwest battlegrounds – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trump-leveraging-cultural-divide-over-coronavirus-in-midwest-battlegrounds
— Coronavirus sparks mail-in voting war between Democrats and GOP – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/coronavirus-sparks-mail-in-voting-war-between-democrats-gop

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— No Immigration Until America Goes Back to Normal
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/04/21/we-can-go-back-to-normal-and-no-immigration-until-we-do/

TOWNHALL
— Why the Liberal Media Refused to Believe That the Wuhan Coronavirus Came from a Chinese Lab – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/22/the-impact-the-liberal-media-inflicts-by-peddling-chinese-propaganda-n2567163
— You Have Every Reason to Be Angry At Communist China… And the Liberals Defending Them – Larry O’Connor
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2020/04/22/you-have-every-reason-to-be-angry-at-communist-china-and-the-liberals-defending-them-n2567412

THE HILL
— State governments face financial abyss with coronavirus – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/494216-state-governments-face-financial-abyss-with-coronavirus
— McConnell says he supports letting states declare bankruptcy amid coronavirus – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/494127-mcconnell-says-he-supports-letting-states-declare-bankruptcy-amid-coronavirus

NBC NEWS
— Financial catastrophe looms for state and local governments The impact of the fiscal crisis “will be even worse than the Great Recession — by a factor of at least two,” warned one mayor.
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/2020-04-22-coronavirus-news-n1189306/ncrd1190091#liveBlogHeader

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump signs order pausing immigration for 60 days, with exceptions – Nick Miroff, Maria Sacchetti and Arelis R. Hernández 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/coronavirus-trump-immigration-suspension/2020/04/22/4f0efdb8-84c1-11ea-ae26-989cfce1c7c7_story.html

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How the Pandemic Fuels U.S. Debate Over Immigration.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-21/how-the-pandemic-fuels-u-s-debate-over-immigration-quicktake

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters Slam Trump For ‘Xenonophic Scapegoating’ After Proposing U.S. Immigration Ban.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/isabeltogoh/2020/04/21/trump-slammed-for-xenonophic-scapegoating-after-proposing-us-immigration-ban/#382845711951

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Say Trump More Likely Than Pelosi To Put Country First With COVID-19
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_say_trump_more_likely_than_pelosi_to_put_country_first_with_covid_19

April 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— White House holds daily coronavirus press briefing as Trump, Congress near agreement on new aid package – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-coronavirus-task-force-holds-daily-press-briefing-%7C-live/6115466/
— Illinois’ coronavirus cases top 30K, Pritzker says airlift of protective gear arriving from China – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-30k/6114639/
— Northern Illinois mayors (Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Cherry Valley and Durand) ask Gov. Pritzker to reopen businesses next month
https://abc7chicago.com/business/northern-illinois-mayors-ask-gov-pritzker-to-reopen-businesses/6115554/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Assisted Living Facilities Hit Hard by Virus; 1,197 New Cases Reported
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-updates-assisted-living-facilities-hit-hard-by-virus-1197-new-cases-reported/2258409/
— Illinois Releases Data on Coronavirus Cases, Deaths in State’s Nursing Homes The data was gleaned from 17 different counties across the state, including Cook, DuPage and Will counties
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-releases-data-on-coronavirus-cases-deaths-in-states-nursing-homes/2258270/
— COVID-19 Continues to Have Big Impact on Illinois Nursing Homes
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/covid-19-continues-to-have-big-impact-on-illinois-nursing-homes/2258254/
— In New Poll, 60 Percent Support Keeping Stay-at-Home Restrictions to Fight Coronavirus Fifty-eight percent say they are more worried about stopping the virus’ spread while 32 percent are more concerned with the economic fallout, a new NBC News/WSJ poll shows (DIERSEN: Democrats plan on using the “economic fallout” to defeat Trump and all the other Republican candidate on November 3, 2020.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/in-new-poll-60-percent-support-keeping-stay-at-home-restrictions-to-fight-coronavirus/2258264/
— U.S. Coronavirus Updates: Pence Says 150,000 Tests Now Being Conducted Daily
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-coronavirus-updates-pence-says-150000-tests-now-being-conducted-daily/2258383/

CBS2
— Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/19/number-of-illinois-covid-19-cases-tops-30000-another-flight-of-ppe-coming-to-illinois-from-china-on-monday/
— 5 Winnebago County Mayors Ask Gov. Pritzker For Authority To Reopen Some Businesses If Stay-At-Home Order Is Extended
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/19/5-winnebago-county-mayors-ask-gov-pritzker-for-authority-to-reopen-some-businesses-if-stay-at-home-order-is-extended/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Northern Illinois mayors (Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Cherry Valley and Durand) ask Pritzker to allow local control over coronavirus restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-northern-illinois-reopening-20200419-2qkxvrdoizd6nc5v5aumi5pgoq-story.html
— New data shows far reach of COVID-19 in Illinois nursing homes: At least 286 deaths, nearly a quarter of the toll in the state – JOE MAHR, PATRICK M. O’CONNELL and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-nursing-home-data-20200419-wrh22wdtxzblblf2xsz5j5nhdy-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Sunday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200418-6sccyfajcfg75epd5om5ezorni-story.html
— Protesters rally at Wisconsin Capitol against stay-home order – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-wisconsin-protest-stay-home-20200419-eglpgluatzbljdgouycefzmpbu-story.html
— What’s next for America in the coronavirus pandemic? No quick return to our old lives, experts say. – DONALD G. MCNEIL JR.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-cb-coronavirus-whats-next-20200419-re4qurwcnfd2nmqkkwrpqxwfgq-story.html
— Governor to those protesting stay-at-home order: ‘We’re in the middle of an emergency, a pandemic’ – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-20200419-ezp4embhardjbkeapo5tq427ei-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois reports 33 more COVID-19 deaths as total cases surpass 30K Illinois officials announced another 33 deaths and 1,197 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The state has seen 30,357 cases and 1,290 deaths since the pandemic first hit. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/19/21227210/illinois-covid-19-deaths-cases-coronovirus-30000
— Senate President Don Harmon’s foolish pitch to Washington can only hurt Illinois Harmon and Illinois Senate Democrats have asked for $10 billion in federal COVID-19 recovery funds to bail out state pensions — a problem not even remotely related to COVID-19. This makes Illinois stand out in the most selfish of ways. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/19/21226709/don-harmon-illinois-senate-democrats-pension-bailout-10-billion-cares-act-stimululs
— Facing calls for transparency, Pritzker administration releases data showing COVID-19’s toll on nursing facilities Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office released figures Saturday showing that 3,265 residents and staff members at long-term care facilities have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and 272 of them have died. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/19/21227038/pritzker-administration-data-covid-19-nursing-homes-deaths-coronavirus-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— Number of new coronavirus deaths across state drops to 33 – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200419/number-of-new-coronavirus-deaths-across-state-drops-to-33

WTTW
— Pritzker: ‘Millions’ of Gloves, Masks Headed to Illinois from China New statewide totals: 30,357 cases, 1,290 deaths
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/pritzker-millions-gloves-masks-headed-illinois-china
— Global Health Crisis Pits Economic Against Health Concerns – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/global-health-crisis-pits-economic-against-health-concerns
— Masks Are (Mostly) Optional in Illinois, But Please, Wipe Down Your Groceries: Governor – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/masks-are-mostly-optional-illinois-please-wipe-down-your-groceries-governor

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Clock ticking on fair maps amendment as priorities shift – Kade Heather
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200419/clock-ticking-on-fair-maps-amendment-as-priorities-shift

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Fiscal forecast worse than ugly – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-fiscal-forecast-worse-than-ugly/article_f1b26a04-b3b8-568d-bf65-11b011663193.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Coronavirus cases, deaths continue to rise in Illinois. Here are the latest numbers. – HANA MUSLIC
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article242124686.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Protesters block state capitol, demand end to quarantine – Kallie Cox
https://dailyegyptian.com/100935/showcase/protesters-block-state-capitol-demand-end-to-quarantine/

WGLT
— Bloomington Drive-Up Site Has Tested 2,200+ People In Past 3 Weeks – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/bloomington-drive-site-has-tested-2200-people-past-3-weeks#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Expert Warns Of ‘Real Festival Of Partisan Gerrymandering’ In 2021 – MILES PARKS 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/expert-warns-real-festival-partisan-gerrymandering-2021#stream/0
— Coronavirus Fears Have Produced A Lot Of New Gun Owners – LEIGH PATERSON 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/coronavirus-fears-have-produced-lot-new-gun-owners-and-safety-concerns#stream/0

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— April 19, 2020: Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage 
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/04/19/april-19-2020-daily-covid-19-case-counts-for-dupage-county-and-beyond/112144

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update, 1,693 Cases, 87 Deaths This article includes a breakdown of coronavirus cases by municipality. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-1-693-cases-87-deaths

CHICAGO NOW
— State workers in Illinois scheduled for raise while other workers get fired – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: During the 1990s, GAO’s Chicago office got rid of all its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/04/state-workers-in-illinois-scheduled-for-raise-while-other-workers-get-fired/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,197 new cases, 33 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/1197-new-cases-33-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker praises National Guard – Announces new PPE shipment – Talks about emergency child care – Taking temperatures of workers is not enough – Asked when is it going to be over – Explains difference between testing and testing capacity – Hints at mask order – Order could happen as adjustments are made to EO – Says doctors make decisions on hydroxychloroquine not him – State has threatened meat processing facilities with closure – “Having a slightly higher profile” has helped state – Reagent shortage preventable with Defense Production Act invocation – People “absolutely should wipe down items that they buy at the stores”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/pritzker-praises-national-guard-announces-new-ppe-shipment/
— Governor’s briefing will only have pool reporters going forward
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/governors-briefing-will-only-have-pool-reporters-going-forward/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/covid-19-roundup-22/
— Humidity, masks and nursing homes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/humidity-masks-and-nursing-homes/

WASHINGTON TIMES
–Trump’s reelection hopes likely hinge on coronavirus rebound – Dave Boyer 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/19/trump-reelection-hinges-coronavirus-rebound/
— Wake up and smell the Alinsky: Leftists use COVID-19 pandemic to bring about revolutionary change – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/18/coronavirus-and-smell-saul-alinsky/
— Democrats call for police bias training over coronavirus mask fears – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/19/kamala-harris-democrats-call-police-bias-training-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for coronavirus. How strongly will Democrats blame Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct for coronavirus?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hes-a-weak-leader-pelosi-denounces-trump-for-assigning-blame-on-the-coronavirus
— Pelosi says she encouraged public gatherings in Chinatown to ‘end the discrimination’ against Asian Americans – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pelosi-says-she-encouraged-public-gatherings-in-chinatown-to-end-the-discrimination-against-asian-americans

DAILY CALLER
— NYC Has Formed A Coronavirus Anti-Discrimination Response Team – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/19/nyc-coronavirus-task-force-anti-asian-discrimination/

DAILY WIRE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for coronavirus. How strongly will Democrats blame Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct for coronavirus?
https://www.dailywire.com/news/pelosi-trashes-president-trump-calls-him-weak-leader-says-coronavirus-reponse-a-failure
— New York Times Attacks Fox News On COVID-19 With Bogus Timeline.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-york-times-attacks-fox-news-on-covid-19-with-bogus-timeline-authors-tweet-comes-back-to-bite-her

TOWNHALL
— Pelosi’s Pathetic Attempt to Spin the Fact That She Didn’t Take the Coronavirus Seriously – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/19/watch-pelosis-pathetic-attempt-to-spin-the-fact-that-she-didnt-take-the-corona-n2567189

THE HILL
— Economy faces grueling road to recovery from coronavirus – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/economy/493432-economy-faces-grueling-road-to-recovery-from-coronavirus

CNN
– U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 40,000
https://www.cnn.com/webview/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-04-19-20-intl/h_55966744904e9d5a8a230168617ce480

NBC NEWS
— For coronavirus job losses, geography and education are destiny Every state is feeling some pain, but the numbers show massive jumps in unemployment in a few states.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/covid-job-losses-geography-education-are-destiny-n1187321
— Governors decry Trump support of coronavirus protesters: ‘Dangerous’
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/governors-decry-trump-support-coronavirus-protesters-dangerous-n1187391

NEW YORK TIMES
— De Blasio to Trump: ‘Are You Telling N.Y.C. to Drop Dead?’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html
— Covid-19 Is the New Civil Rights Frontier First came early data showing that the coronavirus affected African-Americans disproportionately. Then came the fight for a fair response and recovery. – Audra D. S. Burch
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/us/coronavirus-civil-rights.html

NEW YORK POST
— Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ are the real fake news after censoring Post story – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/04/17/facebook-fact-checkers-foul-again-after-censoring-post-story/

WASHINGTON POST
— Pro-gun activists using Facebook groups to push anti-quarantine protests – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/04/19/pro-gun-activists-using-facebook-groups-push-anti-quarantine-protests/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New York City Has Logged 248 Complaints of Coronavirus Discrimination Majority of reports were made in March and April; about 42% have been specifically anti-Asian – Stephanie Yang
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-has-logged-248-complaints-of-coronavirus-discrimination-11587308400
— A World of Hardening Borders The pandemic has empowered the nation-state, as global institutions falter and governments assert far-reaching control – Yaroslav Trofimov
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-world-of-hardening-borders-11587135761
— Young Americans Are Still Catching Up From the Last Recession. Now They Face a New One. Millennials take stock of their finances and prepare for financial uncertainty yet again. – Julia Carpenter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/young-americans-are-still-catching-up-from-the-last-recession-now-theres-a-new-one-11587170863

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Trading the Lives of the Poor for Economic Growth.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/trump-trading-lives-poor-economic-growth/610264/

BBC
— Coronavirus: US faced with protests amid pressure to reopen
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52348288

April 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus death toll reaches 274, including 2nd fatality linked to Stateville prison outbreak – Craig Wall, Eric Horng, Will Jones and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-11k;-stateville-prison-outbreak-claims-2nd-life/6079123/
— Dr. Fauci: Coronavirus could become seasonal, unlikely to be under control globally – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/fauci-coronavirus-could-become-seasonal/6078871/
— UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/uk-prime-minister-boris-johnson-hospitalized-with-covid-19/6079237/
— Biden to name VP vetting team – AP (DIERSEN: The higher the office sought by a Republican candidate, the deeper that Democrats will look for skeletons in their closet, and especially if that candidate paints himself/herself as being conservative and/or religious.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-to-name-vp-vetting-team/6076463/
— Wisconsin mayors seek to scrap in-person voting in last-ditch effort – KENDALL KARSON
https://abc7chicago.com/wisconsin-mayors-seek-to-scrap-in-person-voting-in-last-ditch-effort/6079374/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 899 New Coronavirus Cases, 31 Additional Deaths More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reports-899-new-coronavirus-cases-31-additional-deaths/2250698/
— Pritzker: Illinois Needs Feds to Send 1000s More Ventilators
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators/2250681/
— Indiana Reports 458 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 11 Additional Deaths Gov. Eric Holcomb recently extended the state’s “stay-at-home” order for two weeks because of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-458-new-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-11-additional-deaths/2250645/
— Biden Raises Idea of Democrats Holding an Online Convention The once-crowded Democratic primary has dwindled to Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – Will Weissert 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/biden-raises-idea-of-democrats-holding-an-online-convention/2250696/
— Virus Raises Specter of Gravest Attacks in Modern US Times The number of people infected in the U.S. has exceeded 300,000, with the death toll climbing past 8,400
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/surgeon-general-warns-us-of-saddest-week-and-9-11-moment/2250652/

CBS2
— Confirmed Illinois Coronavirus Cases Top 11,000; Death Toll Stands At 274
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/05/confirmed-illinois-coronavirus-cases-top-11000-death-toll-stands-at-274/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois coronavirus cases rise to 11,256; total number of deaths now 274
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-coronavirus-cases-rise-to-11256-total-number-of-deaths-now-274
— Pritzker: Illinois needs feds to send 1000s more ventilators
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators-3

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State announces 899 new known cases and 31 new deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200404-vpzpqvhf5vdmvnkdnpjm5x36rm-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls for more ventilators, criticizes federal government in CNN appearance – Grace Wong
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-cnn-trump-federal-government-20200405-23skyub3wvbrtkuc6cnl4m4jaa-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Two new recreational marijuana shops could be coming soon to River North – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-new-river-north-legal-weed-shops-20200404-6szfwz33rrgjrmco5x54dfoyra-story.html
— Brookfield Zoo furloughs nearly third of employees after coronavirus-related financial pressures – Grace Wong
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-brookfield-zoo-furlough-20200405-ilxjmq7r45hw3dpm5s6c4p6npy-story.html
— US braces for roughest week yet of coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment,’ surgeon general says – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200405-z6jelb2cynbblfz725vw44suzu-story.html
— Navy captain removed from command for warning about danger on carrier has tested positive for coronavirus – JOHN ISMAY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-captain-crozier-coronavirus-20200405-6txtfzpcarcsnfk575ye7xu4wi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker on CNN: Trump ‘does not understand the word federal,’ as debate over COVID-19 stockpile rages Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on CNN ripped President Trump over management of the federal stockpile holding undistributed and urgently needed COVID-19 supplies. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208703/pritzker-trump-federal-covid-19-stockpile-coronavirus
— Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274 Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike — donning protective face masks they removed before speaking — also announced during their Sunday coronavirus update 899 new cases of COVID-19, marking 11,256 confirmed cases in Illinois since the pandemic first hit. – Tom Schuba and Jake Wittich 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208850/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-update-pritzker
— Will Bears be playing in Soldier Field by September? Pritzker, Trump disagree President Trump said NFL season may start as scheduled in September; Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker did not agree Bears will be playing in Soldier Field by then. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208767/bears-soldier-field-september-illinois-pritzker-trump-nfl
— Despite ‘Crimson Contagion’ pandemic drills, Chicago didn’t fill public health jobs That was a need identified by the emergency preparedness drills last year that imagined a pandemic spreading from China to Chicago. – Frank Main and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21207597/crimson-contagion-pandemic-preparations-chicago-coronavirus-public-health
— In the war on COVID-19, lawmakers must deliver for the U.S. Postal Service We disagree with lawmakers’ astonishingly shortsighted move last month to exclude the financially troubled postal service from the $2.2 trillion coronavirus bailout. The agency is on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21203431/coronavirus-covid-19-u-s-postal-service-bailout-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker may consider more restrictions; state announces 31 more deaths – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200405/pritzker-may-consider-more-restrictions-state-announces-31-more-deaths
— April 4 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/april-4-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns
— NY gets 1,100 ventilators with help from China, Oregon – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200404/news/304049971/

WBEZ
— In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black – María Inés Zamudio, Elliott Ramos
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/in-chicago-70-of-covid19-deaths-are-black/dd3f295f-445e-4e38-b37f-a1503782b507

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker rips Trump over defense production act; 31 new deaths in Illinois – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200405/pritzker-rips-trump-over-defense-production-act-31-new-deaths-in-illinois

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Pritzker: ‘I’ve given up’ on adequate federal COVID-19 response – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-i-ve-given-up-on-adequate-federal-covid-19-response/article_aa14f4c8-7789-11ea-8f2b-4bd0323ca741.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in DuPage County; 41 new cases
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/05/three-more-covid-19-deaths-reported-in-dupage-county-41-new-cases/auj0t0i/

WGEM
— Pritzker: Illinois needs feds to send 1000s more ventilators – AP
https://wgem.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trapped By The Coronavirus Pandemic, Congress Tries New Ways Of Legislating From Home – CLAUDIA GRISALES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trapped-coronavirus-pandemic-congress-tries-new-ways-legislating-home#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRUMP-haters a) use coronavirus to destroy Trump and b) say that “Trump uses coronavirus crisis to push his broader agenda.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-uses-coronavirus-crisis-to-push-his-broader-agenda

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Naperville shines in times of crisis – Grant Wehrli
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/04/05/napervilles-pulse-in-springfield-naperville-shines-in-times-of-crisis/111698

LOOP NORTH NEWS
— Open country for business, says Republican River North candidate for Congress Tommy Hanson – Steven Dahlman
https://www.loopnorth.com/news/candidate0405.htm

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-6: Ives Continues Attack on Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/05/il-6-ives-continues-attack-on-casten/ 
— Judge Enters Order Asking Why Jack Franks Should Not Be Held in Contempt of Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/05/judge-enters-order-asking-why-jack-franks-should-not-be-held-in-contempt-of-court/ 
— Statistics Comparing County Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/04/statistics-comparing-county-coronavirus/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker enters press conference wearing mask – All essential workers now qualify for state’s childcare assistant program – Federal Headstart not keeping up – Second Stateville person dies – 30 percent of cases are African-American – Expects cases in all 102 counties – “The rules are being written as we go here” – Claims enough PPE for healthcare workers – Governor says stricter orders are possible – Virus might return – Details info to legislators – Dr. Ezike talks mental health front – Pritzker praises federal workers, disses White House
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-enters-press-conference-wearing-mask/
— 899 new cases, 31 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/899-new-cases-31-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/covid-19-roundup-12/
— Pritzker explains projections
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-explains-projections/
— S&P moves Illinois a tick closer to junk status
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/sp-moves-illinois-a-tick-closer-to-junk-status/
— Rep. Stava-Murray: “My doctors suspect I have COVID-19″
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/rep-stava-murray-my-doctors-suspect-i-have-covid-19/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump – L. Brent Bozell III
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/5/how-the-liberal-media-weaponizes-covid-19-against-/

BREITBART
— Workers Send Amazon a Message Straight out of the 1930s – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/pinkerton-workers-send-amazon-a-message-straight-out-of-the-1930s/

DAILY CALLER
— J.B. Pritzker Still Blaming Trump For GOP Governors Slow To Enact Stay-At-Home Orders – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/05/j-b-pritzker-blaming-trump-governors-stay-at-home-coronavirus/

— J.B. Pritzker Still Blaming Trump For GOP Governors Slow To Enact Stay-At-Home Orders – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/05/j-b-pritzker-blaming-trump-governors-stay-at-home-coronavirus/

FEDERALIST
— Life Inside The Coronavirus Shutdown: What You Can And Can’t Do In America’s Capital Today, as cities are shutting down and police are turning out-of-staters around at our borders, we’re suddenly confronted with the real question: What will be I able to do under quarantine?
– Christopher Bedford
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/05/life-inside-the-coronavirus-shutdown-what-you-can-and-cant-do-in-americas-capital/

TEA PARTY
— According To CDC: 0.2% To 1.8% Of All US Deaths Since February Are Confirmed Or Presumed To Be Due To COVID-19 — And They Want To Destroy Economy Over This? – Gateway Pundit
https://www.teaparty.org/according-to-cdc-0-2-to-1-8-of-all-us-deaths-since-february-are-confirmed-or-presumed-to-be-due-to-covid-19-and-they-want-to-destroy-economy-over-this-434661/

THE HILL
— Boris Johnson hospitalized over coronavirus symptoms – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/policy/international/491256-boris-johnson-hospitalized-over-coronavirus-symptoms

POLITICO
— Trump administration tells states to step up as governors plead for aid The surgeon general says states need to be “Rosie The Riveter” as the country prepares for a crisis resembling World War II. – ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/05/white-house-trump-funding-states-coronavirus-165783

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument – Alexandra Jaffe
https://www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20200405/democrats-elevate-health-care-as-virus-era-campaign-argument

CBS NEWS
— “We’ve got to get the country open,” Trump says as coronavirus cases top 300,000 nationwide
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-latest-news-2020-04-04/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Top U.S. Officials Warn of ‘Our Pearl Harbor’; Deaths in Country May Be Undercounted
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being left out of the official count – Emma Brown, Beth Reinhard and Aaron C. Davis 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/coronavirus-death-toll-americans-are-almost-certainly-dying-of-covid-19-but-being-left-out-of-the-official-count/2020/04/05/71d67982-747e-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Supreme Court to Weigh In on Wisconsin’s Absentee Ballots – Jess Bravin and Alexa Corse
High court to decide whether voters have until April 13 for absentee ballots to compensate for disruptions from coronavirus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-to-weigh-in-on-wisconsins-absentee-ballots-11586118600

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— As White House Tells States to ‘Do Your Part,’ Governors Ask What Trump Is Actually Doing – Matt Stieb
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/governors-reject-trump-admins-do-your-part-message.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This Is What Happens When the Federal Government Abandons You   Local officials and health-care workers are losing faith in the national response, and struggling to improvise their own solutions.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/how-do-you-win-war-when-your-government-abandons-you/609457/

April 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 death toll surpasses 150 in IL, cases near 8K as Cook County ME works to expand storage – Jessica D’Onofrio and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-surpasses-150/6070425/
— Trump administration moves toward promoting broader use of face masks amid coronavirus crisis
https://abc7chicago.com/health/daily-white-house-coronavirus-task-force-briefing-watch-live/6071736/
— Coronavirus in the US: 6.6M more unemployed shows need for new jobs bill, Pelosi says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/66m-more-unemployed-shows-need-for-new-jobs-bill-pelosi-says/6071463/

CBS2
— Some Chicagoans Say Problems With Mail Meant Their Primary Ballots Weren’t Counted – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/some-chicagoans-say-problems-with-mail-meant-their-primary-ballots-werent-counted/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 715 new known infections of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths, bringing state’s total to 7,695 known cases and 157 deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200402-2ywu5ui4ffb7xkvsj7nkm6aidy-story.html
— Democrats postpone Milwaukee convention until August because of coronavirus concerns – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-democratic-convention-joe-biden-20200402-4u7zcqtyrrazxg7rbv3ejvoiny-story.html
— Facing a hit that could be worse than Great Recession, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, lawmakers look to craft a post-pandemic budget – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-state-budget-20200402-2eqqvb7iu5dstf7qkcyqf5prke-story.html
— DuPage County reports 45 new known coronavirus cases, including six at long-term care facilities – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-long-term-care-facilities-20200402-mh2egdkwrzapljurg4zsiewdvy-story.html
— Records shattered as unemployment claims in Illinois top 178,000 and national applications hit 6.6 million – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-unemployment-claims-problems-benefits-illinois-20200402-x7psgbntbrhatmtjgqmpotarvy-story.html
— Pritzker calls federal response to COVID-19 ‘profound failure’ – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-activists-pritzker-legal-challenge-coronavirus-lightfoot-year-spin-20200402-uhnfqaagsjbbtg3dgyrgyh7dj4-story.html
— Despite economic havoc from coronavirus, state public pension officials say plans in good shape – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-public-pensions-20200402-lfqniecl5beahgslbrc6fnxmge-story.html
— 15 Will County health workers test positive as coronavirus numbers continue to rise in Will, DuPage – SUZANNE BAKER and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0403-20200402-thg76xdb5bbzjidmay4tqkexie-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly $110 million in recreational weed sold in Illinois since January  In March, pot shops sold $35.9 million worth of pot. That’s down from the $39.2 million in first-month sales, but slightly higher than February’s sales. – David Struett and Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/4/2/21204617/illinois-recreational-pot-marijuana-sales-march
— First-time jobless claims up 56% in Illinois from prior week Latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security shows the widening impact of coronavirus-related layoffs. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/4/2/21204569/weekly-unemployment-claims-illinois-coronavirus-layoffs
— Every state — including 12 slackers — must join the fight to beat COVID-19 A nationwide lockdown by President Trump is unlikely and possibly unconstitutional. It’s up to our nation’s governors to do what’s right to beat the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/2/21204434/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-state-lockdowns-social-distancing-government-governors

DAILY HERALD
— Suburbs get coronavirus relief grants
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200402/suburbs-get-coronavirus-relief-grants
— April 2 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200402/april-2-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns

WAND TV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: March marijuana sales in Illinois total almost $36 million
https://www.wandtv.com/news/march-marijuana-sales-in-illinois-total-almost-36-million/article_2a100c8e-7501-11ea-ba8c-536cbdcd92b9.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: District’s Communities Receive Portion of $12.2 Million from CARES Act
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/il-14-districts-communities-receive-portion-of-12-2-million-from-cares-act/ 
— What It Is Like to Have Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/what-it-is-like-to-have-coronoavirus/ 
— Are Slots Still Operating?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/are-slots-still-operating/ 
— Calculate What Uncle Sam Will Send in Coronavirus Handout
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/calculate-what-uncle-sam-will-send-in-coronavirus-handout/ 
— Comparing Coronavirus Penetration for Chicago Area Counties
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/comparing-coronavirus-penetration-for-chicago-area-counties/ 
— Will County Provides Coronavirus Map
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/will-county-provides-coronavirus-map/ 
— Lake County Health Department Answers Freedom of Information Request for Coronavirus by Zip Codes with Interactive Map
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/lake-county-health-department-answers-freedom-of-information-request-for-coronavirus-by-zip-codes-with-interactive-map/ 
— Hospital Situation Included in Pritzker Press Release
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/hospital-situation-included-in-pritzker-press-release/ 

CAPITOL FAX
— US bankruptcy judge rules against Bill Brady and his brothers
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/us-bankruptcy-judge-rules-against-bill-brady-and-his-brothers/
— Pritzker says fourth temp hospital to open, with another coming for Downstate – “We’re also adding additional beds” – New initiative called “All in Illinois” – President’s “air bridge” is only for private companies, not states – Advice for Wisconsin? – Explains why gun shops are “essential” – 15 rapid testing machines delivered today from Abbott Labs
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/pritzker-says-fourth-temp-hospital-to-open-with-another-coming-for-downstate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/covid-19-roundup-9/

GOPUSA
— Hydroxychloroquine Proving An Effective Treatment For Coronavirus Patients Around The World
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86995

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus mask policing: Texas city ready to fine citizens $1K for not covering up – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/coronavirus-mask-policing-texas-city-ready-to-fine/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The New York Times editorial board is eager to spread the coronavirus via open borders
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-new-york-times-editorial-board-is-eager-to-spread-the-coronavirus-via-open-borders
— Even if you hate Trump, don’t root for him to fail during this crisis – Kimberly Ross
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/even-if-you-hate-trump-dont-root-for-him-to-fail-during-coronavirus-crisis
— House Republicans want to reopen economy by end of April if ‘virus permits’ – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house-republicans-want-to-reopen-economy-by-end-of-april-virus-permitting
— No institution has failed the public worse than the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/no-institution-has-failed-the-public-worse-than-the-news-media-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Campaign Tells Jeff Sessions To Move On — ‘Do Not Support Your Efforts’ – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not support my GOPUSA ILLINOIS efforts. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/trump-campaign-jeff-sessions-letter-senate/

NEWSMAX
— White-Collar Employers Promise Job Security, as Service Industry Implodes
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/white-collar-employers-job/2020/04/01/id/960968/

TOWNHALL
— This Week’s Unemployment Numbers Are Disastrous and Devastating – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/04/02/this-weeks-unemployment-numbers-are-disastrous-and-devastating-n2566206
— Jemele Hill: The Only Acceptable Acts of Charity Come From Those Who Are Anti-Trump – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/02/jemele-hill-the-only-acceptable-acts-of-charity-come-from-those-who-are-anti-tru-n2566251

THE HILL
— Scale of economic crisis sends shudders through nation – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490938-the-memo-scale-of-economic-crisis-sends-shudders-through-nation
— Trump expected to recommend certain Americans wear masks to limit virus spread – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490909-trump-expected-to-recommend-certain-americans-wear-masks-to-limit
— Cities across the country in danger of becoming coronavirus hotspots – JESSIE HELLMANN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490878-cities-across-the-country-in-danger-of-becoming-coronavirus-hotspots
— Number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops 1 million – REBECCA KLAR 
https://thehill.com/policy/international/490797-global-coronavirus-cases-top-1-million

POLITICO
— White House Correspondents’ Association boots OAN from briefing rotation The rare step, against the Trump-friendly outlet, followed a reporter’s defiance of social-distancing restrictions. – CAITLIN OPRYSKO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/oan-white-house-correspondents-coronavirus-160598
— Navy fires aircraft carrier captain who raised alarm about virus outbreak Capt. Brett Crozier wrote a letter Navy leaders Monday pleading for additional help to combat the outbreak. – LARA SELIGMAN (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.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/navy-fires-aircraft-carrier-captain-who-raised-alarm-about-virus-outbreak-162225
(FROMM THE ARTICLE: Modly stopped short of accusing Crozier of leaking the letter, but faulted the captain for sending it over “non-secure, unclassified email” and copying “a broad array of people,” instead of relaying his concerns directly to Modly. The letter contained no classified information.)

CNN
— Democratic National Convention pushed back to August – Dan Merica and Kate Sullivan
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/dnc-postponed-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Expected to Recommend Wearing Cloth Masks
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House to urge Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of coronavirus – Lena H. Sun and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/02/coronavirus-facemasks-policyreversal/
— Coronavirus death toll passes 50,000 worldwide; U.S. unemployment claims explode
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Democrats to delay Milwaukee convention from July until mid-August to increase chance party can hold an in-person gathering
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2020/04/02/democrats-to-delay-milwaukee-convention-from-july-until-mid-august-to-increase-chance-party-can-hold-an-in-person-gathering/
— Federal judge declines to postpone April 7 presidential primaries in Wisconsin – Amy Gardner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-judge-declines-to-postpone-april-7-presidential-primaries-in-wisconsin/2020/04/02/2ff660b4-74dc-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— The grim death-toll projections the White House offered Monday have already been revised upward – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/02/grim-death-toll-projections-white-house-offered-monday-have-already-been-revised-upward/

NEW YORK POST
— Team Trump to Jeff Sessions: You’re no ally of ours – Bob Fredericks (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not want me to be one of their allies. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/team-trump-to-jeff-sessions-youre-no-ally-of-ours/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Strongly Endorse Fines, Ban on Interstate Travel
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_strongly_endorse_fines_ban_on_interstate_travel