March 30 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot extends Chicago Public Schools closures, orders sick residents to stay home
https://abc7chicago.com/health/cps-closed-until-april-21-amid-covid-19-pandemic-lightfoot/6027627/
— Stimulus checks: McConnell proposes $1,200 per person, $2,400 for couples under US coronavirus relief plan – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mcconnells-covid-19-relief-plan-$1200-per-person-$2400-for-couples/6027907/
— Metra cuts weekday schedule by half amid COVID-19 crisis
https://abc7chicago.com/travel/metra-reducing-services-amid-covid-19-crisis/6028610/

NBC5
— Celebrities Get Virus Tests, Raising Concerns of Inequality – Michael Biesecker, Michelle R. Smith and Tim Reynolds
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/celebrities-get-virus-tests-raising-concerns-of-inequality/2240467/
— McConnell Plan: $1,200 Payments; $1T Rescue Takes Shape Among key elements would be the direct payments to Americans, aligned with the Trump administration’s push for quick cash aid – Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/mnuchin-family-of-4-could-get-3k-under-coronavirus-relief-bill/2240290/
— Chicago’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises $8 Million in One Day Money raised will go to families and neighborhoods hit hardest financially – Alex Maragos 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/making-a-difference/chicagos-coronavirus-relief-fund-raises-8-million-in-one-day/2240244/

CBS2
— Illinois Eyeing Sites For Potential Patient Overflow At Hospitals For Coronavirus – Dave Savini, Samah Assad, Michele Youngerman
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/19/illinois-eyeing-sites-for-potential-patient-overflow-at-hospitals-for-coronavirus/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPS closed until April 20 as state reports 134 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 422, including 3 more deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200319-pjmnjudglrflxcygdhqyxrncia-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Slo Mo, Chicago baddest LGBTQ dance party, is going digital so you can shimmy from home – BRITT JULIOUS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-ott-chicago-music-slo-jam-britt-julious-0320-20200319-y4pot2a7t5actnplx2qnhoyulm-story.html
— Trump’s coronavirus stimulus checks should come with a nondisclosure agreement – Rex Huppke
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-checks-trump-stimulus-economy-chinese-huppke-20200319-papnhhr3tfcclmd5s5q3vapdky-story.html
— Stimulus checks of $1,200 per person, $2,400 per couple proposed as $1 trillion coronavirus response plan takes shape – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-checks-congress-20200319-u2tngul5mzbfja7hw33kw3vpti-story.html
— 64,000 and counting: Illinois unemployment claims skyrocket as coronavirus pandemic causes workplaces to shut down – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-illinois-coronavirus-unemployment-claims-20200319-faofmp56y5fi5k3k5nhoikwwka-story.html
— Who will be Joe Biden’s running mate? Democratic leaders favor his former female rivals – REID J. EPSTEIN and LISA LERER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-biden-running-mate-female-rivals-20200320-otpazgkawzehzcstujobx3v2eu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot sales spike at some shops in Chicago, nationally as coronavirus spreads “We’re seeing people worried about having to leave their house and wanting to buy more than they generally would,” a pot shop operator told the Sun-Times. “Everyone is concerned. Everyone is just fearful.” – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/19/21187229/pot-sales-chicago-dispensaries-coronavirus-marijuana
— How a wide swath of workers are seeing their pocketbooks hit hard by the coronavirus: ‘We are all so connected’ The struggles of domestic workers and stand-up comics, Uber drivers and wedding bands shows the impact of COVID-19 across the city’s economy. – Matthew Hendrickson and Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/19/21185767/coronavirus-covid-19-business-rideshare-restaurant-bar-income
— Fighting back against the fake claim of ‘fake news’ – Natalie Y. Moore (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/19/21186862/fake-news-coronavirus-covid-18-donald-trump-natalie-moore
— Public health order: Chicagoans confirmed with coronavirus or showing symptoms ordered to stay home “If you violate this order, there must be consequences,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a televised address. “Be smart, be safe, and stay home if you are sick. That’s an order.” – Fran Spielman and Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/19/21186978/coronavirus-public-health-order-chicagoans-confirmed-symptoms-ordered-stay-home

DAILY HERALD
— Three new deaths, cases jump to 422, Pritzker says – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200319/three-new-deaths-cases-jump-to-422-pritzker-says-
— ‘It went from being surreal to real’: Former Island Lake trustee Debra Westfall diagnosed with COVID-19 – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200319/it-went-from-being-surreal-to-real-former-island-lake-trustee-diagnosed-with-covid-19
— Abbott gets emergency OK to ship COVID-19 test kits, ramps up production – Richard Klicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200319/abbott-gets-emergency-ok-to-ship-covid-19-test-kits-ramps-up-production
— Lisle’s Eyes to the Skies canceled for 2020 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200319/lisles-eyes-to-the-skies-canceled-for-2020
— How DuPage County is reacting to coronavirus
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200319/how-dupage-county-is-reacting-to-coronavirus
— AP-NORC poll: Coronavirus concern now surpasses that of flu – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200319/news/303199988/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ‘I can’t overstate how devastating this crisis has been’ Local unions call for businesses and government to step up quickly to help workers. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/i-cant-overstate-how-devastating-crisis-has-been

WTTW
— Underwood Reflects on Primary Win, Looks to November Challenge – Blair Paddock 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/19/underwood-reflects-primary-win-looks-november-challenge

SOUTHERN
— General Assembly can’t hold remote meetings, citing state law – PETER HANCOCK (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains in Illinois, DuPage County, and Milton Township like me await information on a) their April township, ward, and/or county party meetings and b) their April 15 county conventions. What about the April 21 annual township meetings?)
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/general-assembly-can-t-hold-remote-meetings-citing-state-law/article_0033e340-8a79-5947-8660-8bbb0f242368.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Free food sites open in Rockford amid coronavirus shutdown – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200319/free-food-sites-open-in-rockford-amid-coronavirus-shutdown

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— COVID-19 losses expected to hurt municipal budgets – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/COVID-19-losses-expected-to-hurt-municipal-budgets-15143369.php

WGEM
— Illinois General Assembly cancels another week of session due to COVID-19 – Mike Miletich
https://wgem.com/2020/03/19/illinois-general-assembly-cancels-another-week-of-session-due-to-covid-19/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump may add strings to virus bailouts; new travel alert – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-weighs-controls-on-companies-that-take-virus-bailouts

NPR ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana Industry Staying Open Despite COVID-19 Pandemic – MIKE SMITH 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/marijuana-industry-staying-open-despite-covid-19-pandemic#stream/0

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Bernie Sanders Lost Illinois, but He Changed Chicago Many of his campaign promises have already become law here. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats who run Chicago officially banish from Chicago all individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2020/Bernie-Sanders-Lost-Illinois-but-He-Changed-Chicago/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: 3 new deaths; Signs telemedicine EO; Two-month delay in sales taxes for bars/restaurants; May reopen closed hospitals; Pledges never to close essential services; 422 cases in 22 counties; School closures might be extended; No shelter in place yet
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/19/pritzker-3-new-deaths/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump skewers NBC, media for early coverage of travel ban: ‘They called me a racist’ – Douglas Ernst (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Trump-haters will call everyone who does not pander to them a racist.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/19/donald-trump-skewers-nbc-media-for-early-coverage-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CNN commentator says entire primary coverage panel wants ‘Donald Trump to be defeated’ – Mike Brest 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cnn-commentator-says-entire-primary-coverage-panel-wants-donald-trump-to-be-defeated
— ‘It’s not racist’: Trump doubles, then triples down on using phrase ‘Chinese virus’ – Dominick Mastrangelo (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Trump-haters will call everyone who does not pander to them a racist.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/its-not-racist-trump-doubles-then-triples-down-on-using-phrase-chinese-virus
— Reporter asks Trump if ‘Chinese food’ is racist and accuses ‘left-wing’ media of siding with Beijing – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Trump-haters will call everyone who does not pander to them a racist.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/reporter-asks-trump-if-chinese-food-is-racist-and-accuses-left-wing-media-of-siding-with-beijing
— Stop hating on Rand Paul for trying to offset $104B coronavirus spending – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/rand-paul-doesnt-deserve-hate-for-voting-against-104b-coronavirus-spending

AMERICAN THINKER
— How Long Will Americans Tolerate Corona-Madness? – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/how_long_will_americans_tolerate_coronamadness.html
— Scoundrel Time: Coronavirus brings out the ugly face of the left – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/scoundrel_time_coronavirus_brings_out_the_ugly_face_of_the_left.html
— Trump is right to send back illegals – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/trump_is_right_to_send_back_illegals.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— ICE Delays Arresting of Illegal Aliens Due to Coronavirus Fears – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/19/ice-delays-arresting-of-illegal-aliens-due-to-coronavirus-fears/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump to Governors: ‘Don’t Call the Media’ If You Need Help Fighting Coronavirus – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: As everyone knows the mainstream media exists to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/19/donald-trump-to-governors-dont-call-the-media-if-you-need-help-fighting-coronavirus/

BLAZE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Joe Biden adviser confronted by Fox News host after claiming ‘Chinese virus’ is a ‘racial slur’ Symone Sanders also attempted to deflect blame from the Chinese communist leadership – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/symone_sanders_face_plants_biden_coronavirus

CNS NEWS
— Conservatives: Go to College – Dr. Michael Coulter (DIERSEN: If I had not had a bachelor’s degree in management, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business courses, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had not earned an MBA and passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have hired me in 1980. If I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not been taking graduate finance courses and earned a master’s degree in finance, GAO would have succeeded in forcing me to retire earlier than it did.) 
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/dr-michael-coulter/conservatives-go-college
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservatives, don’t give up on higher education. That’s essentially the opposite of what conservative political activist Charlie Kirk, leader of the conservative youth organization, Turning Point USA, told a crowd of young people at CPAC, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Kirk’s main contentions are that college isn’t really needed for a good career and that college has radicalized youth. My advice is that it’s against the interests of conservatives to follow this advice.)
— 24 Democratic Senators Ask DHS: Will It Exercise ‘Discretion to Release’ Illegals to Protect Them from Coronavirus
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/cnsnewscom-staff/24-democratic-senators-ask-dhs-will-it-exercise-discretion-release-illegals

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Bashes NBC Reporter For Network Labeling Him ‘Racist’ Over Coronavirus China Travel Ban – SHELBY TALCOTT (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Trump-haters will call everyone who does not pander to them a racist.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/19/donald-trump-nbc-news-racist-coronavirus-travel-ban-china/

TOWNHALL
— Yes, Blame China – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/03/19/yes-blame-china-n2565203

EPOCH TIMES
— Conservatives Say Left Using CCP Virus as Pretext to Impose Nationwide Mail-in Voting – MATTHEW VADUM (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion as a pretext a) to not hire Republicans, b) to waste the careers of Republicans, and c) to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/conservatives-say-left-using-ccp-virus-as-pretext-to-impose-mail-in-voting-nationwide_3278965.html

THE HILL
— Senior GOP senators object to direct payments at caucus meeting – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488516-senior-gop-senators-object-to-direct-payments-at-caucus-meeting
— State Dept. urges US citizens to avoid all international travel – LAURA KELLY AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488505-state-dept-urges-us-citizens-to-avoid-all-international-travel

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— White House, media team up for virus public service campaign
https://apnews.com/950fd315f4ad63853c32da5be9ccebbe

CBS NEWS

— Trump plans to temporarily close southern border to non-essential traffic – WEIJIA JIANG, ARDEN FARHI AND FIN GOMEZ
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-plans-to-temporarily-close-southern-border-to-non-essential-traffic/

CNN
— As governments limit non-essential travel, what becomes essential? – Jen Rose Smith (DIERSEN: Are/were you essential? All during my entire life, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me and what I have done as being non-essential.)
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/essential-travel-coronavirus/index.html
— A third of all Californians have been told to shelter in place – Cheri Mossburg
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-19-20-intl-hnk/h_d66cb4b5c3099a9ec26217e5a9560fd4

NBC NEWS & CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, Trump-haters will call everyone who does not pander to them a racist.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/politicians-journalists-celebrities-call-out-racist-remarks-against-asians-n1162351
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/president-trump-coronavirus-chinese-virus-backlash/

WASHINGTON POST
— Younger adults are large percentage of coronavirus hospitalizations in United States, according to new CDC data White House officials warn millennials they are not immune. – Ariana Eunjung Cha 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/19/younger-adults-are-large-percentage-coronavirus-hospitalizations-united-states-according-new-cdc-data/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
–DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Belatedly battling the coronavirus, Trump tries to save the country — and his reelection campaign.”
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-03-19/belatedly-battling-the-coronavirus-trump-tries-to-save-the-country-and-his-reelection-campaign

MAYSVILLE LEDGER DEMOCRAT
— Democrats postpone precinct, county conventions (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains in Illinois, DuPage County, and Milton Township like me await information on a) their April township, ward, and/or county party meetings and b) their April 15 county conventions. What about the April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://maysville-online.com/opinion/179613/dems-postpone-precinct-county-conventions

ATLANTIC
— China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World Beijing is successfully dodging culpability for its role in spreading the coronavirus. – Shadi Hamid
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/china-trolling-world-and-avoiding-blame/608332/

AUTOWEEK
— War Footing: Detroit Considers Switch to Medical Equipment Production To fight coronavirus, General Motors and Ford are studying the possibility of making medical equipment rather than cars and trucks. – GRAHAM KOZAK
https://www.autoweek.com/news/industry-news/a31763869/war-footing-detroit-considers-switch-to-medical-equipment-production/

PROPUBLICA
— The Five Questions Reporters Need to Ask Hospitals and Local Officials About Coronavirus ProPublica launched a tool that allows you to look up how the number of patients with COVID-19 could affect hospitals in your area under various scenarios. Here’s how to write a local accountability story with the data. – Charles Ornstein 
https://www.propublica.org/article/the-five-questions-reporters-need-to-ask-hospitals-and-local-officials-about-coronavirus

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— News Publishers Deemed ‘Essential’ Businesses During Pandemic (DIERSEN: Are/were you essential? All during my entire life, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me and what I have done as being non-essential.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/news-publishers-deemed-essential-businesses-during-pandemic/
— White House, Media Team Up for Virus Public Service Campaign
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/white-house-media-team-up-for-virus-public-service-campaign/

SPLC
— Who are we, America? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, heterosexual, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/03/19/who-are-we-america

March 18 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Jim Oberweis To Face U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, Jeanne Ives To Face U.S. Rep. Sean Casten In Key Congressional Races
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/house-race-democrats-lauren-underwood-sean-casten-jeanne-ives-jim-oberweis/

NBC5
— Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard to Assist With Coronavirus Response A total of 60 members of the National Guard will be activated to assist with the response
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/governor-pritzker-activates-illinois-national-guard-to-assist-with-coronavirus-response/2239181/

ABC7
— Healthy individuals encouraged to donate amid COVID-19 pandemic – Judy Hsu and Marissa N. Isang (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the older that you are, the less healthy that you are. In my defense, I stress that neither health problems nor any other kind of problem has stopped me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/blood-donation-crucial-now-more-than-ever-/6022291/
— Chicago coronavirus update: DePaul faculty member tests positive for COVID-19
https://abc7chicago.com/health/depaul-faculty-member-tests-positive-for-covid-19/6024244/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/18/2020
— Midway Control Tower workers test positive for coronavirus; hundreds of flights canceled at airport
https://abc7chicago.com/travel/midway-operations-limited-after-3-control-tower-technicians-test-positive-for-covid-19/6023973/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/18/2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ILLINOIS ELECTION RESULTS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— Unofficial Results: Republican
https://www.dupageresults.com/IL/DuPage/101646/Web02.245501/#/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois’ 2020 primary leaves hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted in Chicago alone Voters braved emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global pandemic that has had a dramatic impact on the election process.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/17/21183134/illinois-2020-primary-election-chicago-live-updates-votes-uncounted-chicago
— Neo-Nazi sees little support in latest congressional bid With about 92 percent of precincts reporting, Arthur Jones had garnered just 10 percent of the vote with Mike Fricilone leading in the three-way GOP race. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/17/21184471/illinois-gop-3rd-district-race-congress-jones-fricilone-oshea

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES: Downtown Naperville a ghost town in wake of virus shutdowns and behind the closed doors people are struggling – HILARY DECENT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-decent-column-st-0318-20200317-ee2araaqbjhqtanlp5wjxp2itu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Naperville voters say ‘yes’ to recreational marijuana sales in the city – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-marijurana-referendum-results-napervill-st-20200318-bhaiyx65mncgnksn5gbin7rjle-story.html 
— The (Jeanne) Ives of March – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-jeanne-ives-sean-casten-20200318-qcxlwos3tndqxm4kva42xka7qm-story.html
— Voters send a message to neo-Nazi Arthur Jones – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-neo-nazi-candidate-3rd-district-20200318-u2srqk67xbabhc3sxdfpr27hoi-story.html
— Illinois expands coronavirus testing guidelines, but many sick people still don’t qualify – PETER NICKEAS and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-testing-illinois–20200317-yenasnxqlfg7hkscouggd6gdv4-story.html
— It’s census time — and time to rehash the definitions of race – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: How soon will we see “WHITES ARE NOT WELCOME” signs followed by “MEN ARE NOT WELCOME” signs followed by “OLD PEOPLE ARE NOT WELCOME” signs?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-census-race-page-20200317-ftaixrpf6fglrnlf6ojlrarq2e-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Naperville voters leaning yes in recreational pot advisory vote – Marie Wilson 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/naperville-voters-leaning-yes-in-recreational-pot-advisory-vote

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— COVID-19: KANE COUNTY DECLARES EMERGENCY, ISSUES 9-1-1 AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES PROTOCOLS
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2020/03/covid-19-kane-county-declares-emergency-issues-9-1-1-and-government-services-protocols/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The fluke that’s holding up city vote totals Chicago is going through its own hanging chad episode of sorts this primary election, and it’s not clear when we’ll have the results of many races. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/fluke-thats-holding-city-vote-totals

WTTW
— Illinois Congressional Races: Newman Defeats Lipinski; Oberweis, Ives Declare Victory – Nick Blumberg
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/17/illinois-congressional-races-2020-primary

WBEZ
— Jim Oberweis Claims Victory, Will Take On Freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/republicans-fight-to-take-on-rep-lauren-underwood/9f440a53-12c9-4afe-bcdc-b5799eaed260
— Jeanne Ives Easily Wins The Chance To Make The 6th Congressional District Red Again – Becky Vevea
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/republicans-try-to-make-6th-congressional-red-again/4ae46b9d-3d5e-4cfb-9bdd-b421135cdbc2

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Oberweis defeats GOP challengers in 14th District – DREW ZIMMERMAN (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I organized in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200+ attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/18/oberweis-defeats-gop-challengers-in-14th-district/af5v88t/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Biden sees gender key issue in presidential race – John and Andy Schlafly
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Biden-sees-gender-key-issue-in-presidential-race-15138900.php
— Pot buyers in Collinsville must now keep 6 ft. apart — medical sales tighten safety, other dispensaries freeze rec. sales
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-sets-COVID-19-guidelines-for-sales-of-15138525.php

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Record 35% of primary voters cast ballots early – Matt Koester
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200317/record-35-of-primary-voters-cast-ballots-early

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Effingham County to Chicago: Get lost Effingham County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly said they want Chicago to separate from the rest of Illinois. A local referendum favored that by a margin of 73.8 percent to 26.2 percent.
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/2020_election/effingham-county-to-chicago-get-lost/article_bb42d7aa-6899-11ea-83d4-e785ae6f1780.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Few close contests in races for DuPage County offices
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/18/few-close-contests-in-races-for-dupage-county-offices/aflqs83/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the Republican side, incumbent Bob Grogan easily won the primary race for auditor, defeating Jeffrey Mack of Downers Grove. Grogan collected 21,627 votes to 13,719 ballots cast for Mack. The GOP primary for recorder was a closer affair. In the end, Babette Holder Youngberg of Wheaton collected 18,223 votes to outlast Ronald Almiron, a Wheaton attorney, who garnered 16,428 votes, according to unofficial results. In the District 5 Republican primary for Forest Preserve District Board, incumbent Mary Lou Wehrli defeated Carl Schultz of Aurora. Wehrli picked up 3,862 to outlast Schultz who collected 2,393 votes.)

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— Turnout Down As Coronavirus Stalks Illinois Primary – Brian Mackey
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/turnout-down-as-coronavirus-stalks-illinois-primary/

CAPITOL FAX
— State labs only processing around 300 COVID-19 specimens a day
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/state-labs-only-processing-around-300-covid-19-specimens-a-day/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Are black Republicans running for office the death knell of the Democratic Party? Carrying the banner of conservatism and Donald Trump – Bruce Eberle and Vernon Robinson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/17/are-black-republicans-running-for-office-the-death/
— OUTRAGEOUS: ‘Going big’: Trump proposes $1,000 payments to Americans, aid to buoy businesses – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who tell Trump that everyone who he gives $1,000 to will vote for him on November 3, 2020? Needless-to-say, any cash assistance should only go to those who have been directly and negatively impacted financially by coronavirus in a big way. What do you say to Democrats and RINOs who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who are angry and suspicious about actions that Democrats want Trump to take?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/17/trump-considering-1000-checks-most-americans-coron/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The COVID-19 pandemic shows our elite pundit class is completely worthless – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-covid-19-pandemic-shows-our-elite-pundit-class-is-completely-worthless

AMERICAN THINKER
— Viral Soul-Searching: Left and Right Politics after a Plague – Robert Oscar Lopez
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/viral_soulsearching_left_and_right_politics_after_a_plague.html

GOPUSA
— America Gets A Big Taste Of Socialism With Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86253

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Economic Stimulus: Take Care Of The Little Guys First – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32152

CBN NEWS
— Neither Refugees Nor Asylum Seekers: The Real Reason These Migrants are Coming to the US Illegally – Chuck Holton
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/march/neither-refugees-nor-asylum-seekers-the-real-reason-these-migrants-are-coming-to-the-us-illegally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Leaving to “Keep Up with the Joneses” “The people who die here die of old age in bed,” Bensman said. “So you can’t argue that people are fleeing this place. But what you can say is that people are leaving this place to keep up with the Joneses.” “People are telling us about something entirely different as a motive for going to the United States, and it has to do with envy. What I mean by envy, particularly, is house envy,” Bensman continued. “American dollars being sent back to the families here have been poured into huge, beautiful houses.” Guatemala receives more than ten billion dollars a year in remittances from its citizens who are living in the United States and sending their money back home. And a lot of that money – at least in this town – is being used for home construction. The people that are working in the United States send money to their family members and what few men are left in this town are very busy constructing houses. Two homes we saw under construction are 2,500 square feet. Many Guatemalans appear to be achieving the American dream by moving the American dream back to Guatemala. The Dream? To Build a Nice House Back in Guatemala Marcus Domingo’s sons are in Missouri, working jobs where they’re paid “under the table” and sending enough money home to build both of these houses. “See, the problem here is there aren’t any economic resources, no jobs for us, it’s only in the United States where there’s work that pays enough to do this because Guatemala is a poor country,” Domingo said. “Right now our dream is for each of us to build our own house so we can have a good life, buy a little piece of land, and put a little money in the bank so that we can better our situation. Everyone sees that some are building all this and everyone became preoccupied with fighting to have one for themselves,” he said.)

CNS NEWS
— 2,060 Chinese Nationals Apprehended At U.S.-Mexico Border in Fiscal Year 2019 – Terence P. Jeffrey 
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/terence-p-jeffrey/2060-chinese-nationals-apprehended-us-mexico-border-fiscal-year-2019

PJ MEDIA
— After Four Years of Pro-Israel Trump, American Jews Still With the Democrats – P. DAVID HORNIK (DIERSEN: Obviously, overwhelmingly, Jewish people in America are liberal/moderate.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/after-four-years-of-pro-israel-trump-american-jews-still-with-the-democrats/

TOWNHALL
— President Trump Is Getting the Coronavirus Under Control, But the Media Aren’t Helping – Madison Gesiotto
https://townhall.com/columnists/madisongesiotto/2020/03/17/president-trump-is-getting-the-coronavirus-under-control-but-the-media-arent-helping-n2565170
— Beware of the ‘Emergency Declaration’ – Bob Barr
https://townhall.com/columnists/bobbarr/2020/03/18/beware-of-the-emergency-declaration-n2565169
— Countering Biden’s Gender Play – John and Andy Schlafly (DIERSEN: Of course, to get votes from women, Biden will promise to use the federal government give women even more preference. I would not be surprised at all if Biden ordered the federal government to immediately terminate all its male employees who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2020/03/18/countering-bidens-gender-play-n2565166

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Mainstream media use fake news to paint Trump as callous on coronavirus It turns out that the New York Times was engaged in a lie by omission. – Andrea Widberg
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/mainstream-media-use-fake-news-to-paint-trump-as-callous-on-coronavirus

THE HILL
— Dan Lipinski defeated in Illinois House primary – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be someone who promotes abortion.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/487598-newman-wins-contentious-illinois-house-primary
— Trump admin to begin turning back all undocumented immigrants, asylum seekers at borders – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488164-trump-admin-to-begin-turning-back-all-undocumented-immigrants-asylum

POLITICO
— Poll: Most Americans don’t trust Trump on coronavirus information The president’s trust ratings regarding the pandemic rank lower than other prominent sources of information. – QUINT FORGEY (DIERSEN: Who focuses on making people distrust you? I should write a book about those who focus on making people distrust me. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservatives, and/or Republican. I would focus on leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/17/poll-americans-lack-trust-in-trump-on-coronavirus-information-133576
— A global pandemic in the age of political venom – ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN (DIERSEN: The following will use coronavirus to destroy Republicans: those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2020/03/18/a-global-pandemic-in-the-age-of-political-venom-488614

CBS NEWS
— Guns and ammo sales spike in U.S. on coronavirus worries – STEPHEN GANDE
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/guns-ammunition-sales-coronavirus-concerns/

CNN
— Trump confirms US-Canada border will be closed to non-essential traffic
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-18-20-intl-hnk/h_ff6b007659c97215e0b9d9df70272baa

NEW YORK TIMES
— Illinois Polls: Who Different Groups Supported
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/17/us/elections/exit-polls-illinois-primary.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being racists. I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who focus on demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Republicans as being racists. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/opinion/trump-republicans-racism.html
— The Left Is Still Leery of Biden. Here’s How He’s Reaching Out to Them. The Biden campaign and a long list of surrogates are striving to engage progressive Democrats who have so far been cool to Mr. Biden’s presidential bid. – Katie Glueck and Thomas Kaplan (DIERSEN: To get more votes from the left, Biden will promise to do even more to use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/us/politics/joe-biden-democrats-liberals.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. stocks and oil prices slump as coronavirus reaches all 50 states The Dow plunges more than 1,300 points as White House plans to bail out hard-hit industries and cut checks to Americans do little to reassure investors – Taylor Telford and Thomas Heath (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy America to defeat Trump.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/markets-economy-live-updates-coronavirus/
— Democratic groups to spend millions hitting Trump over coronavirus response – Isaac Stanley-Becker (DIERSEN: What do you say to RINOs who join these Democratic groups?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-groups-to-spend-millions-hitting-trump-over-coronavirus-response/2020/03/17/5f9fadba-686c-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Americans are very likely to get $1,000 (or more) checks. Here’s what you need to know. Romney suggested sending every American such a sum to help amid the coronavirus outbreak. The plan received thumbs up from Trump and lawmakers and economists across the political spectrum. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/17/checks-virus/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump says national lockdown is ‘something we talk about,’ but unlikely – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2020/03/17/trump-says-national-lockdown-is-something-we-talk-about-but-unlikely/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Administration May Close U.S. Borders to Unauthorized Foreigners Over Coronavirus Risk Asylum seekers would be immediately returned to Mexico under a plan that could take effect in as soon as two days – Michelle Hackman and Alicia A. Caldwell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-may-close-u-s-borders-to-unauthorized-foreigners-over-coronavirus-risk-11584495442
— As U.S. Tries to Slow Coronavirus Impact, Europe Hunkers Down France’s 15-day lockdown takes effect as governments pledge billions to help companies, employees; global death toll surpasses 7,800 – Jennifer Calfas, Jim Carlton and Sam Schechner (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want America to take actions which will bankrupt America and bankrupt each and every individual, organization, company, government, and state in America?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-europe-hunkers-down-governments-pledge-billions-to-help-companies-11584447981
— U.S. Seeks to Send Checks to Americans as Part of Stimulus Package Coronavirus-driven economic slowdown prompts $1 trillion stimulus proposal, including effort to get money into consumers’ pockets – Andrew Restuccia, Andrew Duehren and Lindsay Wise (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want America to take actions which will bankrupt America and bankrupt each and every individual, organization, company, government, and state in America?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-seeking-850-billion-stimulus-package-11584448802
— Coronavirus Has Boomers Asking: Who Are You Calling Elderly? – Kathleen A. Hughes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-has-boomers-asking-who-are-you-calling-elderly-11584457650
— China Banishes U.S. Journalists from Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have constructively or actually banished me from their offices, meetings, and events. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-bans-all-u-s-nationals-working-for-the-wall-street-journal-new-york-times-washington-post-whose-press-credentials-end-in-2020-11584464690
— Coronavirus Sends Travel Business and Millions It Employs Into All-Out Crisis The pandemic is shaping up to be the biggest test the modern travel industry has ever faced – Craig Karmin, Katherine Sayre and Costas Paris
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-travel-business-and-the-millions-it-employs-confront-all-out-crisis-11584484867

BLOOMBERG
— Those $1,000 Checks Can’t Stop the Now-Inevitable U.S. Recession – Katia Dmitrieva and Reade Pickert (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my naive critics/opponents, their naive operatives, and their naive dupes who refuse to believe a) that Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means and b) that Democrats will do “whatever it takes” to defeat Trump.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/those-1-000-checks-can-t-stop-the-now-inevitable-u-s-recession?srnd=premium

FAST COMPANY
— Act your age! Use your years of experience to fight ageism in the workplace – SUNSHINE FARZAN (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned the experience that I gained a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, c) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, d) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt, and e) earning master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90478335/act-your-age-use-your-years-of-experience-to-fight-ageism-in-the-workplace

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters join with China to destroy America to defeat Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/china-state-media-donald-trump-pandering-racists-pandemic-response-sloppy-belated-1492899

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote hatred of Republicans. 
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/18/donald-trump-the-coronavirus-and-the-power-of-white-privilege/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— How many votes did the Republican candidates in contested races get in your precinct? Below are the unofficial results from the DuPage County Election Division for my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. I do not recommend or endorse candidates in Republican primaries. I do not do that because my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) have been so successful in painting any recommendation or endorsement by me as being THE KISS OF DEATH for candidates. Further, the aforesaid do everything that they can to suppress the number of Republican primary ballots cast in my precinct because the more ballots that are cast, the greater the weighted vote that I have in MTRO, DCRCC, and IRP leadership elections. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
– Trump: 37
– Fuente: 7

UNITED STATES SENATOR
– Curran: 32
– Hubbard: 6
– Tarter: 3
– Marshall: 1

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE
– Ives: 39
– Kinzler: 11

COUNTY AUDITOR
– Grogan: 31
– Mack: 10

RECORDER
– Almiron: 25
– Youngberg: 16

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
– Felice: 19
– Veenstra: 10
– Abbott: 9
– Pcolinski: 1

March 15 Morning Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— The DuPage County Clerk’s office announces the following updates to its ongoing response to the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus on the administration of the 2020 primary election. Three additional polling places have been relocated to the DuPage County Fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton, bringing the total number of polling places to be relocated to the Fairgrounds to seventeen. . .DuPage County is still in need of additional election judges. . .Early voting is ongoing and hours have been expanded
https://www.dupageco.org/election/

WGN TV
— Walmart to use portions of select parking lots for drive-thru COVID-19 testing
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/walmart-to-use-portions-of-select-parking-lots-for-drive-thru-covid-19-testing/

NBC5
— Long Lines at O’Hare Airport Due to Enhanced Coronavirus Screenings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/long-lines-at-ohare-airport-due-to-coronavirus-screenings/2237389/
— Gov. Pritzker Blasts Trump Administration in Response to Long Customs’ Lines at O’Hare Gov. Pritzker called the crowds and lines at O’Hare “unacceptable”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-blasts-trump-administration-in-response-to-long-customs-lines-at-ohare/2237411/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago-area election judges dropping out, polling places closing amid coronavirus fears – Hal Dardick
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-coronavirus-chicago-cook-suburbs-election-judges-20200314-x3l24gcuyra3djtgnm6uvsl7oe-story.html
— What’s in the emergency coronavirus bill: Free testing, $1 billion in unemployment benefits, but millions of workers are left out of sick leave provision – EMILY COCHRANE AND JIM TANKERSLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-house-coronavirus-bill-sick-leave-20200314-7o6c5maktbedrfxpkj7lnpbb74-story.html
— House passes coronavirus aid package for free tests and sick pay after Trump declares outbreak a national emergency – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-emergency-powers-20200313-hzan23bi5jbjhod4nww2crrluu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s student loan interest waiver for coronavirus outbreak isn’t what you think.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nyt-nw-trump-student-loan-interest-waiver-coronavirus-20200315-3rvkpabrkjgpjptju5lah24lly-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Low-profile primary will determine Durbin opponent in the fall – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200+ attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200314/low-profile-primary-will-determine-durbin-opponent-in-the-fall
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200314/watchdog-illinois-early-pot-tax-revenues-outpacing-other-states
— Tollway stops accepting cash as way to prevent coronavirus spread – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200315/tollway-stops-accepting-cash-as-way-to-prevent-coronavirus-spread
— Democrats running for DuPage County auditor talk about their vision for the office – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned the experience that I gained a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, c) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, d) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt, and e) earning master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200303/democrats-running-for-dupage-county-auditor-talk-about-their-vision-for-the-office

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Gridlock at O’Hare: Trump travel screening spurs 6 hour-plus backups “The crowds & lines O’Hare are unacceptable & need to be addressed immediately,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker wrote on Twitter. “The federal government needs to get its [email protected]#t together. NOW.” – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/gridlock-ohare-trump-travel-screening-spurs-6-hour-plus-backups

WBEZ
— Coronavirus In Illinois: St. Patrick’s Day celebrations carry on, despite COVID-19
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/coronavirus-in-illinois/b9d4bbde-4bde-48e1-810b-5cc7df506ca0

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Journalism in the age of coronavirus – Mark Baldwin (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the only legitimate journalists are a) those who are paid by Democrat newspapers, Democrat television stations, Democrat radio stations, Democrat websites, Democrat etc., b) those who claim to be non-partisan, and/or c) those who have a degree in journalism. I should write a book about my aforesaid critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200315/journalism-in-age-of-coronavirus
— First-time Rockford-area voters make their voices heard – Scott P. Yates and Shaquil Manigault (DIERSEN: To get votes from young people, Democrats promise to give them a) lots of free stuff and b) lots of preference over older people, and especially over older people who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200314/first-time-rockford-area-voters-make-their-voices-heard

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Capitol won’t be the same for a while – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200314/capitol-wont-be-same-for-while
— Pritzker to Illinoisans: Stay home this weekend – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200314/pritzker-to-illinoisans-stay-home-this-weekend
— Jones, Petrilli interested in challenging LaHood in the fall – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200314/jones-petrilli-interested-in-challenging-lahood-in-fall

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Dems, GOP forge virus outbreak into ’20 campaign issue – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who blast me for my hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that Democrats have improper motives? I base my opinions of Democrats on many things including a) my serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) my serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and c) my working for Democrats, working with Democrats, and supervising Democrats for almost 30 years while I worked for the federal government, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year.)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Dems-GOP-forge-virus-outbreak-into-20-campaign-15130850.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Illinois virus cases climb to 66; more regions affected – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/illinois-virus-cases-climb-to-66-more-regions-affected/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Legal Effects of Abolishing Oakwood Hills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/14/legal-effects-of-abolilshing-oakwood-hills/ 
— IL-14: Robocalls, Dark Money and the Truth
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/14/il-14-robocalls-dark-money-and-the-truth/ 
— McHenry County College Following Example of State Universities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/14/mcc-following-example-of-state-universities/ 
— State Senator Summarizes What He Thinks GOP Stands For
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/14/state-senator-summarizes-what-he-thinks-gop-stands-for/ 
— Robo-Call Last Monday from Carolyn Schofield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/14/robo-call-last-monday-from-carolyn-schofield/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Mails Voter Guide and Discernment Applied, Local Endorsements
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/il-14-jim-oberweis-mails-voter-guide-and-discernment-applied/ 
— Female Democrat for Kane County Board Chairman Wants Someone Else To Do the Work Now Performed by Chris Lauzen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/female-democrat-for-county-board-chairman-wants-someone-else-to-do-the-work-now-performed-by-chris-lauzen/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats see coronavirus as just another crisis to exploit – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/14/democrats-see-coronavirus-just-another-crisis-expl/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Pretend Virtue – Steve Matteucci
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/the_lefts_pretend_virtue.html
— Coronavirus is not ‘The Big One’ – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/coronavirus_is_not_the_big_one.html
— Why the rich favor the Democrats – Peter Skurkiss (DIERSEN: Rich people have never had to pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, or Inclusion. I should write a book about such rich people in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, etc. I would focus on the aforesaid who focus on destroying me because I oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/why_the_rich_favor_the_democrats.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Why do the wealthy align with the Democrats? The answer may seem counter-intuitive, but it is really quite simple. It’s surely not ideals or high-minded principles. Nor is it ignorance. Rather, it boils down to raw self-interest. In his book, The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties, Christopher Caldwell notes that rich Americans think themselves to be as vulnerable as blacks. They are a relatively small minority of the population. They fear being resented for their wealth and power and of having much of that taken from them. Accordingly, the wealthy seek to protect what is theirs by preventing strong majorities from forming by using the divide and conquer principle. As R.R. Reno writes when reviewing Caldwell’s book: “Therefore, the richest and most powerful people in America have strong incentives to support an anti-majoritarian political system.” He goes on: “Wealthy individuals shovel donations into elite institutions that incubate identity politics, which further fragments the nation and prevents the formation of majorities.” Some of the rotten fruit of the wealthy taking this approach include multiculturalism, massive immigration of diverse people, resistance to encouraging assimilation, racial strife, trying to turn white males into pariahs, and the promotion of gender confusion. Through it all, society is bombarded with the Orwellian mantra that “diversity is strength,” as if repeating it often enough can make it so. It is also why patriotism and a common American culture are so disparaged today. Those from the upper strata of society project the idea that if you’re a flag-waving American, you must be some kind of retrograde mouth-breathing yokel. The wealthy as a groups are content to dissolve the glue that holds the U.S. together. And it is all done to enhance and preserve their power, wealth, and influence. This is why they so hate Donald Trump. He strives to unite people and the country, although you’d never know that that is what the president is doing if you live in the media bubble. Trump’s MAGA agenda is an anathema to the managerial class.)

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Real Goals of ‘The 1619 Project’ Teaching young people they have no country, that there is neither God nor justice, but only their own anger to right wrongs leads not to civilized self-rule but to fanaticism and self-destruction. – Arthur Milikh (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who blast me for my hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that Democrats have improper motives? I base my opinions of Democrats on many things including a) my serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) my serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and c) my working for Democrats, working with Democrats, and supervising Democrats for almost 30 years while I worked for the federal government, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year.) 
https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/14/the-real-goals-of-the-1619-project/

TOWNHALL
— It’s Time to Rally Behind Our President – Jeff Crouere (DIERSEN: What do you say to leaders of the Illinois Republican Party and leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations who talk and/or act like they do not support Trump, that is, like they want Trump to lose on November 3, 2020? Needless-to-say, the aforesaid leaders should immediately resign.) 
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffcrouere/2020/03/15/its-time-to-rally-behind-our-president-n2564968
— We’re Paying The Price For The Death Of Journalism – Derek Hunter (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the only legitimate journalists are a) those who are paid by Democrat newspapers, Democrat television stations, Democrat radio stations, Democrat websites, Democrat etc., b) those who claim to be non-partisan, and/or c) those who have a degree in journalism. I should write a book about my aforesaid critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2020/03/15/were-paying-the-price-for-the-death-of-journalism-n2564967
— Biden Taps Coronavirus ‘Expert’ Who Thinks 75 is the Perfect Age To Die – Bronson Stocking (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 71.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/03/14/biden-taps-coronavirus-expert-who-believes-75-is-the-perfect-age-to-die-n2564956

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump tests negative for coronavirus, libs react with rants against White House doctor – Victor Rantala 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/15/trump-tests-negative-for-coronavirus-libs-react-with-rants-against-white-house-doctor-897383

COLLEGE FIX
— College newspapers lecture us about ‘racism’ re: coronavirus – DAVE HUBER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/college-newspapers-lecture-us-about-racism-re-coronavirus/

THE HILL
— Judge attacking conservatives spotlights bias in court system – JONATHAN TURLEY (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who blast me for my hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that Democrats have improper motives? I base my opinions of Democrats on many things including a) my serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) my serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and c) my working for Democrats, working with Democrats, and supervising Democrats for almost 30 years while I worked for the federal government, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/487564-judge-attacking-conservatives-spotlights-bias-in-court-system
— Coronavirus scrambles the art of campaigning – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/487576-the-memo-coronavirus-scrambles-the-art-of-campaigning
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Why the TV reality of Trump’s coronavirus speech was scary instead of soothing.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/487615-why-the-tv-reality-of-trumps-speech-was-scary-instead-of-soothing

POLITICO
— Top U.S. health official: China’s situation is improving – RISHIKA DUGYALA
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/15/fauci-coronavirus-china-korea-130027

CNN
— White House issues work travel restrictions for federal employees – Chandelis Duster
http://www.wicz.com/story/41896775/white-house-issues-work-travel-restrictions-for-federal-employees

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Election-Year Spread of Misinformation Challenges Local News False claims and misleading rhetoric are often seen as problems in national politics, but it’s also happening in local communities and spreading at a time when local news outlets are struggling financially and cutting staff. (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://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-03-15/election-year-spread-of-misinformation-challenges-local-news
— Celebrity couple’s lawyer is formidable foe in trials – ALANNA DURKIN RICHER (DIERSEN: Extremely few lawyers will represent past or present federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran against the federal government. The federal government has the power to crush those lawyers it wants to.) 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/03/11/loughlin-giannulli-lawyer-is-prosecutors-worst-nightmare/

REUTERS
— Democrat Biden tacks left, backs Warren bankruptcy plan with student loan relief – Trevor Hunnicutt, Sharon Bernstein (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from the following, Democrats promise to use government to give the following free stuff: those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-bankruptcy/democrat-biden-tacks-left-backs-warren-bankruptcy-plan-with-student-loan-relief-idUSKBN21115J?il=0

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Without guidance from the top, Americans have been left to figure out their own coronavirus solutions.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/without-guidance-from-the-top-americans-have-been-left-to-figure-out-their-own-coronavirus-solutions/2020/03/15/9875aa64-6550-11ea-845d-e35b0234b136_story.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Could the 2020 Election Be Postponed? Only With Great Difficulty. Here’s Why. With Louisiana delaying its primary vote, we answer six key questions about holding elections in a crisis. And no, a president cannot cancel an election with executive authority. – Alexander Burns
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/us/politics/election-postponed-canceled.html
— Yes, I’m Turning 50. No, I’m Not Really Ready. – Pamela Druckerman (DIERSEN: What did you focus on during the year you turned 50? I turned 50 in 1998. I focused on my lawsuit against my former employer GAO.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/opinion/sunday/yes-im-turning-50-no-im-not-really-ready.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/opinion/sunday/trump-coronavirus-national-emergency.html
— The Week in Business: It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better – Charlotte Cowles
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/business/the-week-in-business-itll-get-worse-before-it-gets-better.html
— American Airlines Cutting International Flights by 75% Amid Demand Collapse – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/15/business/15reuters-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines.html
— We Forgot About the Most Important Job on the Internet Content moderators are essential gatekeepers – Annalee Newitz
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/opinion/sunday/online-comment-moderation.html
— Coronavirus Cost to Businesses and Workers: ‘It Has All Gone to Hell’ As the outbreak forces the cancellation of trips, nights out and large gatherings, economic damage is mounting across the country. – Ben Casselman, Patricia Cohen, Stacy Cowley, Conor Dougherty, Nicholas Kulish, David McCabe and Karen Weise
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/business/economy/coronavirus-economy-impact.html
— How to Stop Worrying and Love a Falling Stock Market It’s perfectly natural to be terrified. But big losses bring certain benefits, too. – Neil Irwin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/upshot/stock-market-selloffs.html
— Trump Supporters Know Where to Turn in a Crisis: To Him They’re confident, for perhaps the first time in his presidency, that the experts on call aren’t out to sabotage the president. – Elaina Plott and Dionne Searcey (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats. I was extremely reluctant to seek/accept advice from my Democrat superiors and supervisors because they were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of federal employees who shared my demographics.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/us/politics/trump-supporters-coronavirus.html
— As China Cracks Down on Coronavirus Coverage, Journalists Fight Back The Communist Party is trying to fill the airwaves with positive stories about its battle against the virus. Chinese reporters, buoyed by widespread calls for free speech, are resisting. – Javier C. Hernández (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the emails, but failing that, they want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct, etc. to “crack down” on me.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/business/media/coronavirus-china-journalists.html

NEW YORK POST
— Illinois mayor (Champaign) can ban booze and guns under coronavirus emergency act – Paula Froelich
https://nypost.com/2020/03/14/illinois-mayor-can-ban-booze-and-guns-under-coronavirus-emergency-act/
— New York Times corrects The 1619 Project — but it’s still a giant lie – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/03/14/new-york-times-corrects-the-1619-project-but-its-still-a-giant-lie/

ATLANTIC
— Is It Still Safe to Be a Jew in America? As society has grown more polarized, classic forms of hatred have increased dramatically. -Gary Rosenblatt (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my nasty Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who stressed to my many Jewish Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government a) that I have always been conservative and Republican, b) that I am 100% German national origin, c) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, d) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and e) that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/anti-semitism-new-normal-america/608017/

REASON
— DECEMBER 8, 2019 FLASHBACK: Impeachment Based on Improper Motives – JOSH BLACKMAN (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who blast me for my hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that Democrats have improper motives? I base my opinions of Democrats on many things including a) my serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) my serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and c) my working for Democrats, working with Democrats, and supervising Democrats for almost 30 years while I worked for the federal government, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year.) 
https://reason.com/2019/12/08/impeachment-based-on-improper-motives/

RAW STORY
— Republican chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is ill and being tested for coronavirus after visiting Mar-a-Lago – Matthew Chapman
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/republican-chairwoman-is-ill-and-being-tested-for-coronavirus-after-visiting-mar-a-lago-report/

GLOBALIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters use globalism to destroy America.
https://www.theglobalist.com/coronavirus-covid19-pandemic-global-health-asia-the-west/

March 11 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Watch live: President Trump addresses the nation  Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, President Donald J. Trump will address Americans from the Oval Office about our country’s fight against the global Coronavirus outbreak.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Chicago Election Board urges vote by mail, early voting amid COVID-19 outbreak for Illinois primary
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-election-board-urges-early-voting-amid-covid-19-outbreak/6003279/

NBC5
— New Guidelines for Illinois Nursing Homes As Coronavirus Spreads Illinois has 1,200 long-term care facilities serving more than 100,000 residents, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. – Katie Kim 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/new-guidelines-for-illinois-nursing-homes-as-coronavirus-spreads/2235144/

WGN TV
— Biden cancels Illinois campaign event
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/biden-cancels-illinois-campaign-event/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville cancels St. Patrick’s Day parade, 5K ‘out of an abundance of caution’ in light of coronavirus – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-st-patricks-day-parade-st-20200311-hq2h5kc7znakpk4huim6ej4gge-story.html
— Coronavirus in downtown Chicago: COVID-19 case at Prudential Plaza; nearby buildings alert tenants, employees – RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-case-prudential-office-building-20200311-k3g3mheprnbjdb4pjtunlrmgla-story.html
— Will, DuPage counties to stock polling places with hand sanitizer in wake of coronavirus – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-early-voting-coronavirus-sanitizer-will-dupage-counties-st-20200309-wrvz4nxtpvedbf463s4zzzbvki-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be someone who promotes hatred full time against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-bigoted-candidates-republican-problem-20200311-vhmn5ys4dba4bfffoondg5qy4m-story.html
— 2020 census getting underway: Website goes live as counting set to begin – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-us-census-live-website-20200310-sg3th4shsrgufmmehuf52gw5ey-story.html
— GOP auditor candidates in DuPage question if longevity a good or bad thing for job they want – GILES BRUCE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the experience that I gained a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $85,084-$131,532/year, b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, c) passing the Certified Internal Auditor and CPA examinations on my first attempt, d) earning three job related master’s degrees, e) etc.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-auditor-candidates-gop-st-0311-20200310-bnju4vmmy5b6haowrj2pemgfum-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Loss of grants puts housing for homeless LGBTQ youth in jeopardy – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage young people to be LGBTQers.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-360-youth-services-grant-loss-housing-st-0311-20200310-k44mpuyv4va43ldiqukuaa25ea-story.html
— Coronavirus around the world: WHO declares outbreak is now a pandemic, Italy closes all stores except pharmacies and food markets – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-around-the-world-20200311-l2zpnruyxzdhjegdqstsms7b4a-story.html
— Amtrak to reduce routes, roll out voluntary leave program as coronavirus cuts train travel in half – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-amtrak-routes-voluntary-leave-coronavirus-20200311-knwruqbynrehbkda4xygcndz7u-story.html
— Green beer will still flow in Chicago despite St. Patrick’s parade cancellations due to coronavirus fears, but bars expect big losses – JOSH NOEL, LOUISA CHU, PHIL VETTEL, GRACE WONG and ADAM LUKACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-food-patricks-parades-canceled-fallout-chicago-0311-20200311-y4lxmeytrjg2tost2s7mp2otq4-story.html
— Chicago-area blood drives canceled over coronavirus fears, sparking concern about hospital supplies – LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-blood-drives-canceled-illinois-shortage-20200311-4wwkcyhrfzfirkebxtohjmaaxe-story.html
— House Republicans call for suspension, audit of Illinois’ automatic voter registration in light of latest problems – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-avr-suspension-proposal-20200311-ppykro3odfcnznk6btovwexwum-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— City election board to move 25 Election Day voting locations The move comes amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. In other election news, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has canceled her election-night party due to virus concerns. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/11/21174939/coronavirus-polling-places-moved-election-day-voting
— Coronavirus sparks nursing homes in Chicago and beyond to rethink polling place duties Polling place switches are prompting city election officials to encourage voters to either early vote by March 16, or vote by mail, with a deadline to apply on Thursday. Officials said applications have to be in their Chicago office or arrive via mail by 5 p.m. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/10/21173854/coronavirus-polling-places-chicago-peoria-dupage-nursing-homes-early-voting
— Joe Biden cancels Chicago rally and fundraisers in wake of coronavirus crisis Biden planned fundraisers and a get-out-the-vote rally Friday in Chicago ahead of the Illinois primary. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/11/21175378/joe-biden-cancels-chicago-rally-fundraisers-coronavirus-crisis
— Why Chicago’s 4th Congressional District — those ‘earmuffs’ — are about fairness and not gerrymandering The district was drawn to give Latinos a chance to elect someone of their choosing, not for cynical partisan gain or to dilute the vote of African Americans. – Liliana Scales
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/11/21164850/illinois-4th-congressional-district-gerrymandering-voting-rights-act-census-liliana-scales

DAILY HERALD
— Coronavirus state count at 25, including 1 new in Lake County, 2 at Arlington Heights hospital – Eric Peterson & Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/coronavirus-state-count-at-25-including-1-new-in-lake-county-2-at-arlington-heights-hospital
— McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has declared a state of emergency for the county in response to its first COVID-19 case, officials said in a news release Wednesday.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/mchenry-county-declares-state-of-emergency
— DuPage taking steps to reduce courthouse visitors amid coronavirus fears – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/dupage-taking-steps-to-reduce-courthouse-visitors-amid-coronavirus-fears
— Administration weighs delaying tax deadline amid outbreak – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200311/business/303119923/
— Lake County clerk suggests precautions when voting
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/lake-county-clerk-suggests-precautions-when-voting
— Wauconda Township Trustee Steven Stiller dies following accident at home – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/wauconda-township-trustee-steven-stiller-dies-following-accident-at-home
— Elgin providing hand sanitizing, asking screening questions
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/elgin-providing-hand-sanitizing-asking-screening-questions
— Two more coronavirus patients receiving treatment from Northwest Community Healthcare – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/two-more-coronavirus-patients-receiving-treatment-from-northwest-community-healthcare
— Woodstock driver’s license facility closed over coronavirus concerns – Nabiha Asim
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200311/woodstock-drivers-license-facility-closed-over-coronavirus-concerns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pru Plaza coronavirus case confirmed Tenants at One Two Pru have been told a worker at the massive complex is ill with the virus. It’s believed to be Chicago’s first confirmed case at a major downtown office building. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/pru-plaza-coronavirus-case-confirmed

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Carolyn Schofield Hit Piece on Allen Skillicorn
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/carolyn-schofield-hit-piece-on-allen-skillicorn/ 
— IL-14: Primary is an Either O.R. Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/il-14-primary-is-an-either-o-r-race/ 
— Gradel Allies Add Catalina Lauf to Hit List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/gradel-allies-add-catalina-lauf-to-hit-list/ 
— Rezin Sends Letter Focused on McHenry County Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/rezin-sends-letter-focused-on-mchenry-county-voters/ 
— Planned Parenthood Endorsement Stressed in Personal PAC’s Second Mailing on Brian Sager’s Behalf
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/planned-parenthood-endorsement-stressed-in-personal-pacs-second-mailing-on-brian-sagers-behalf/ 
— Yet Another Hit Piece against Oberweis and Rezin from Gradel Allies
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/yet-another-hit-piece-against-oberweis-and-rezin-from-gradel-allies/ 
— McHenry County Health Department Doing Tracing Contacts of Teen with Coronavirus, But Won’t Disclose Hometown
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/mchenry-county-health-department-doing-tracing-contacts-of-teen-with-coronavirus-but-wont-disclose-hometown/ 
— NWH Endorses Carolyn Schofield for State Representative in the GOP Primary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/nwh-endorses-carolyn-schofield-for-state-representative-in-the-gop-primary/ 
— Pro-Abortion-at-Any-Time Personal PAC Mails for Brian Sager
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/pro-abortion-at-any-time-personal-pac-mails-for-brian-sager/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Mailer Has His Positives and Sue Rezin Negatives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/11/il-14-ted-gradel-mailer-has-his-positives-and-sue-rezin-negatives/ 
— Brian Sager Endorsed by Windy City Times
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/brian-sager-endorsed-by-windy-city-times/ 
— Letter Carolyn Schofield Sent the NRA
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/10/letter-carolyn-sent-the-nra/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OBERWEIS RESPONDS TO CAMPAIGN FUNDING QUERY FROM 6 GOP STATE REPS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/oberweis-responds-to-campaign-funding-query-from-6-gop-state-reps.html
— GOVERNOR’S NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY PUTS ILLINOIS FAMILIES AT RISK – John M. Cabello, R-Machesney Park State Representative, 68th District
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/op-ed-governors-new-immigration-policy-puts-illinois-families-at-risk.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Secretary White bans large groups from Statehouse
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/secretary-white-bans-large-groups-from-statehouse/
— Illinois Senate President Don Harmon today announced the cancellation of next week’s Senate session days as part of a public health initiative to limit exposure and hopefully slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/session-canceled-for-next-week/
— Pritzker announces 6 additional COVID-19 cases, for a total of 25
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/pritzker-announces-6-additional-covid-19-cases-for-a-total-of-25/
— ICJL says be wary of judicial candidates with Irish surnames during St. Patrick’s Day voting
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/icjl-says-be-wary-of-judicial-candidates-with-irish-surnames-during-st-patricks-day-voting/
— Pritzker will file emergency rules to provide benefits to people unemployed due to COVID-19
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/11/pritzker-will-file-emergency-rules-to-provide-benefits-to-people-unemployed-due-to-covid-19/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Blaming Trump for the ‘Wuhan Virus’ Left uses the coronavirus outbreak to beat up on the president because impeachment didn’t work – Tammy Bruce (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those a) who blame me, b) who blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) who blame my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member FOR ALL OF THEIR PROBLEMS, FOR ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS, FOR ALL OF MY PROBLEMS, AND FOR ALL OF EVERYONE’S PROBLEMS.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/11/blaming-donald-trump-for-the-wuhan-virus/
— What would the liberal media do if Trump verbally attacked a Michigan autoworker? Joe Biden gets a pass and cheered for his inappropriate actions – Tim Young
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/11/what-would-the-liberal-media-do-if-president-trump/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 150,000 immigrants from 72 nations with coronavirus stopped at border – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/dhs-warns-150-000-immigrants-from-72-coronavirus-nations-at-border

BREITBART
— Unlike Trump, Joe Biden Punches Down – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/11/pollak-unlike-trump-joe-biden-punches-down/

CNS NEWS
— Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘is a Racist, a Sexist, a Homophobe, a Xenophobe and a Religious Bigot’
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/cnsnewscom-staff/bernie-sanders-trump-racist-sexist-homophobe-xenophobe-and

CAMPUS REFORM
— University of Chicago student Evita Duffy, daughter of former GOP rep ‘harassed,’ ‘threatened’ for opposing socialism – Celine Ryan
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14494
— ‘Corrupt,’ ‘creepy,’ and ‘racist’: Students don’t think very highly of Joe Biden – Jon Street
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14498

THE HILL
— Trump huddles with bankers on coronavirus economic relief – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487087-trump-to-huddle-with-bankers-on-coronavirus-economic-relief
— Top Trump officials adopt more urgent tone as coronavirus spreads – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487108-top-trump-officials-adopt-more-urgent-tone-as-coronavirus-spreads
— States impose drastic measures to battle coronavirus – JESSIE HELLMANN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/487109-states-impose-drastic-measures-to-battle-coronavirus

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Do Not Listen To Trump On Coronavirus.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-trump-health-experts_n_5e6941bcc5b6dda30fc28bbc

POLITICO
— ‘We are part of the problem’: Lawmakers seek to halt Capitol visits as the outbreak grows Visitors continue to flow into the Capitol, even as coronavirus fears escalate. – SARAH FERRIS and MELANIE ZANONA
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/11/lawmakers-capitol-visits-coronavirus-125965

CNN
— World Health Organization declares coronavirus a pandemic – Jamie Gumbrecht
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-11-20-intl-hnk/h_0cc7fc92661bca767fbee35c5e5fedd1

ABC NEWS
— Democrats demand apology after McCarthy tweets about ‘Chinese coronavirus’ – Joan Muwahed
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democrats-demand-apology-mccarthy-tweets-chinese-coronavirus/story?id=69513372

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote globalism. 
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/coronavirus-trump-era-proves-nationalism-s-worse-globalism-world-ncna1154881

NEW YORK TIMES
— Sanders Spreads the Blame for His Decline. – Reid J. Epstein (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those a) who blame me, b) who blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) who blame my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member FOR ALL OF THEIR PROBLEMS, FOR ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS, FOR ALL OF MY PROBLEMS, AND FOR ALL OF EVERYONE’S PROBLEMS.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/10/us/politics/bernie-sanders-michigan-2020.html

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: For 32 million workers, it’s a case of health or wealth 1 in 4 jobs in America lacking paid sick leave – Jessica Guynn and Kelly Tyko (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have been the most furious a) that I had paid sick leave while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, b) that I used very little of that sick leave, and c) that my unused sick leave increased my Civil Service Retirement System pension. I would focus on those who were big drinkers and/or big smokers.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/09/coronavirus-paid-sick-leave-apple-olive-garden/5006181002/
— Biden to hold virtual events in Illinois, Florida due to coronavirus concerns – Rebecca Morin
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/11/joe-biden-hold-virtual-events-illinois-florida-due-coronavirus/5025206002/

WEEK
— Coronavirus is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu, Trump’s task force immunologist says
https://theweek.com/speedreads/901470/coronavirus-10-times-more-lethal-than-seasonal-flu-trumps-task-force-immunologist-says

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in using coronavirus to drive the stock market down.
https://www.usnews.com/news/economy/articles/2020-03-11/dows-bull-market-ends-after-11-year-run-amid-coronavirus-related-sell-off

POLITICUS USA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s Coronavirus Failure Just Killed An 11 Years Of Stock Gains.”
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/03/11/trump-bear-market.html

February 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago police, Lightfoot defend decision not to cooperate with ICE after DHS says man accused in McDonald’s child sex assault was previously deported – Diane Pathieu and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/man-accused-in-mcdonalds-child-sex-assault-previously-deported-dhs-/5973356/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/29/2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Trump accuses Democrats of a new ‘hoax’ over criticism of coronavirus plan – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-democrats-coronavirus-hoax-20200229-guhfdsau6fafvbothszzyhmry4-story.html
— Two groups — one in favor of Naperville pot sales and the other against — waging campaigns for referendum votes – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-for-marijuana-opt-out-referendum-st-20200229-zyjz2lcttvccroufkhso72fmga-story.html
— Attorney, IT consultant facing off in battle for Dem nomination in DuPage circuit clerk’s race – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-clerk-candidates-st-0301-20200228-x4th3pfsgrf4rd3pxkojlbxcf4-story.html
— 3 Illinois Racing Board members forced out over campaign contributions they made in violation of 2019 gaming law – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: What encourages you to contribute to Republican candidates, elected officials, and organizations? For me, it is their demonstrating that they can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. For me, it is their demonstrating opposition to promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-racing-board-campaign-contributions-20200228-zjkr32hxqbfwzbzgrtjpmdjso4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois to greatly expand testing for coronavirus even though risk remains low, officials say Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot insisted Chicago and Illinois are prepared to handle an outbreak and said there is no cause for alarm. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/28/21157874/coronavirus-illinois-chicago-outbreak-testing-pritzker-lightfoot
— Worth Township supervisor, under federal scrutiny in red-light camera probe, resigns John O’Sullivan, a former state legislator, Democratic committeeman and rep for SafeSpeed, told officials of his decision Friday. – Mark Brown and Robert Herguth
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/2/28/21158208/red-light-camera-investigation-safespeed-worth-township-supervisor-under-federal-scrutiny-resign

WTTW
— Coronavirus Panic Crashes Markets – Nick Blumberg
https://news.wttw.com/2020/02/28/week-review-coronavirus-panic-crashes-markets

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield attorney quits racing board over donations – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: What encourages you to donate to Republican candidates, elected officials, and organizations? For me, it is their demonstrating that they can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. For me, it is their demonstrating opposition to promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200228/springfield-attorney-quits-racing-board-over-donations

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Governor asking for trouble Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to ensure that as many illegal immigrants who are convicted felons as possible remain in the state. – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-governor-asking-for-trouble/article_77957275-cb57-5cc7-9755-baf19a3c5965.html

WGEM
— Addressing prohibited activities for public officials: What is allowed? – Mike Miletich
https://wgem.com/2020/02/28/addressing-prohibited-activities-for-public-officials-what-is-allowed/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Health District urging public to use precaution with coronavirus – Tiffani Homer
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/champaign-urbana-health-district-urging-public-to-use-precaution-with-coronavirus

KPC NEWS
— Indiana ranks 10th most representative of U.S. demographics – Steve Garbacz (DIERSEN: How representative is your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, your township, and your county of U.S. demographics? What percent are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? What percent promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County are full of the aforesaid, and therefore, I should pander to them like they do.)
https://www.kpcnews.com/election/article_21031591-8d34-5b9a-aaf5-dc473f34c2f6.html

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Gerrymandering: Finally a Thing of the Past? The Fair Maps Amendment is issuing a challenge to the shady partisan practice. But good luck getting it past Mike Madigan. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton and how politicians use gerrymandering to punish precinct committeemen like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2020/Will-the-Fair-Maps-Amendment-Kill-Gerrymandering-for-Good/

BLUE LIVES MATTER ILLINOIS
— Illinois Putting Violent Felons Into Communities Instead Of Giving Them To ICE – Holly Matkin
https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/illinois-putting-violent-felons-into-communities-instead-of-giving-them-to-ice-0leBP9A0E0iLu7OuqCOBCg

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— IFA Endorsements for the 2020 Primary Election – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/02/ifa-endorsements-for-the-2020-primary-election/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Media peddles coronavirus panic, indulges in Trump bashing – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/27/inside-the-beltway-media-peddles-coronavirus-panic/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republicans say Democratic leaders using coronavirus scare as political weapon – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-say-democratic-leaders-using-coronavirus-scare-as-political-weapon
— Trump tells black supporters his approval rating among African Americans ‘should be at 100%’ – John Gage 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-tells-black-supporters-his-approval-rating-among-african-americans-should-be-at-100

FOX NEWS
— Laura Ingraham debunks ‘biggest lies’ levied at Trump administration over coronavirus response – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/laura-ingraham-debunks-biggest-lies-levied-at-trump-administration-over-coronavirus-response

AMERICAN THINKER
— Hope for America from CPAC – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/hope_for_america_from_cpac.html

BREITBART
— Court Stands Up for Rule of Law and American People by Bucking Sanctuary Cities – JEFF SESSIONS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/28/jeff-sessions-court-stands-up-for-rule-of-law-and-american-people-by-bucking-sanctuary-cities/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Trump administration sides with Asian American students in discrimination suit against Harvard – William A. Jacobson 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/trump-administration-sides-with-asian-american-students-in-discrimination-suit-against-harvard/

EPOCH TIMES
— Arizona’s Most Populous County Becomes ‘Second Amendment Preservation County’ – ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/arizonas-most-populous-county-becomes-second-amendment-preservation-county_3254051.html

NBC NEWS
— In the South Carolina primary, Clyburn endorsements carry political weight – Janell Ross (DIERSEN: Not that my endorsement carries any political weight, but since 2000, RINOs, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Republican candidates in primary elections that they should not seek/accept my endorsement because I only endorse candidates who are “too conservative” to win in general elections.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/south-carolina-primary-clyburn-endorsements-carry-political-weight-n1145746
— Asian American lawmakers urge Congress members to help stop coronavirus-fueled xenophobia “The best way to stop the spread of coronavirus is to wash your hands, not perpetuate racist stereotypes,” reads a letter sent from the Asian American caucus to fellow Congress members. – Kimmy Yam
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/asian-american-lawmakers-urge-congress-members-stop-spreading-coronavirus-misinformation-n1145581

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Trump Accuses Media and Democrats of Exaggerating Coronavirus Threat   The accusations came as other elements of the federal government moved to head off a broader wave of infections like those in China. – Peter Baker and Annie Karni
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/us/politics/trump-accuses-media-democrats-coronavirus.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Asian-American Voters to Play Big Role on Super Tuesday The fastest-growing racial group in the U.S. has become a key Democratic constituency, but Trump is courting them, too – Emily Glazer and Christine Mai-Duc (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs shout at Asian-Americans, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Republicans encourage Republican Asian-Americans to run for government offices and political offices.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/asian-american-voters-to-play-big-role-on-super-tuesday-11582894805

NEWSWEEK
— Will Trump Restart White House Press Conferences? – John Gizzi 
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/white-house-press-conference-jim-acosta/2020/02/28/id/956148/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— In red California, Democrats struggle to win young voters amid a ‘sea of gray hairs’ – HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-02-28/young-democrat-voters-conservative-placer-county-california-election
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Millennials and the younger Generation Z overwhelmingly disapprove of President Trump. They also are more racially and ethnically diverse and more liberal than previous generations, according to the Pew Research Center. But they are more unlikely to vote than any other age group. People ages 18 to 24 consistently vote at a rate 15 to 25 percentage points lower than the overall population, according to a Times analysis of census data.)

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— Which Candidates Are Asian Americans Supporting In California? – Likhitha Butchireddygari (DIERSEN: Which candidates are Asian Americans supporting in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?) 
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/sanders-might-have-an-edge-with-asian-americans-in-california/

LAGUNA BEACH INDEPENDENT
— Accountants Push for CPA on Audit Committee – Daniel Langhorne (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to stop me from serving as the Treasurer of the Milton Township Republican Organization. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I became a Licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997. I worked for GAO as an Analyst 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. I worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I served on the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996 and as its Treasurer 1983-1986. I served as the Illinois Center Right Coalition Treasurer 2003-2006.) 
https://www.lagunabeachindy.com/accountants-push-for-cpa-on-audit-committee/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Laguna Beach citizens committee charged with watchdogging city finances presented its report Tuesday on the 2017-18 Fiscal Year, about 19 months after the close of the accounting period. The 32-page report published by the Citizens’ Audit Review and Measure LL Oversight Committee has sparked criticism and concerns by a group of 24 Laguna Beach residents with professional backgrounds in finance, business, accounting, and auditing who argue the panel should have at least one certified public accountant with expertise in auditing. Considering the city’s reported revenues were more than $109 million in 2017-18, this watchdog cadre says the taxpayers would be better served with additional experienced eyes on the city’s ledger.)

BENEFITS PRO
— 10 best companies to work for – Katie Kuehner-Hebert (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will these companies officially stop hiring those who are the following and get rid of those who are the following: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.benefitspro.com/2020/02/28/10-best-companies-to-work-for/?slreturn=20200129074946

ROOT
— Every Democratic Candidates’ ‘Black Agenda,’ Ranked – Michael Harriot (DIERSEN: To give preference to Blacks is to discriminate against Whites, Hispanics, Asians, etc. To give preference to women is to discriminate against men. To give preference to younger people is to discriminate against older people. To give preference to those who have less money is to discriminate against those who have more money. To give preference to non-Protestants is to discriminate against Protestants. To give preference to non-German Americans is to discriminate against German Americans. To give preference to citizens of foreign countries is to discriminate against citizens of America. To give preference to those whose ancestors have NOT been in America for a long time is to discriminate against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.theroot.com/every-democratic-candidates-black-agenda-ranked-1841959166

February 28 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Almiron for Republicans in primary for DuPage County recorder
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200228/endorsement-almiron-for-republicans-in-primary-for-dupage-county-recorder
(FROM THE ENDORSEMENT: It’s easy to understand why both candidates for the Republican nomination for DuPage County recorder consider the position a perfect fit for their credentials. Ron Almiron, an attorney from Wheaton, has a long and deep history of service in local projects, service agencies, school and community boards and even more recently treasurer and CFO for the Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District. Babette Holder Youngberg, a communications professional from Wheaton, boasts a long history in real estate and property management that is specifically relevant to the duties of this office. Both candidates speak knowledgeably and think creatively about a role that demands a disciplined combination of attention to detail and customer service. Choosing between them is no simple matter for voters. The distinction for us comes down to depth of community involvement and level of detail in the vision for the office. Almiron’s diverse range of community, school and government activities gives him a slightly more refined sense for operating a government office, and he approaches the role with compelling intensity. Whoever ultimately wins the election in November, there is a possibility he or she will not serve long. If voters approve a consolidation measure in the General Election, the elected recorder’s position will be eliminated and the duties folded into other county offices. Youngberg and Almiron argue that the public is best served by an elected recorder but both agree to work cooperatively toward a smooth transition if voters decide to eliminate the office. Republican voters can’t go wrong with either candidate in this primary. Our choice is Almiron.)
— Endorsement: Grogan for Republicans for DuPage County auditor
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200228/endorsement-grogan-for-republicans-for-dupage-county-auditor
(FROM THE ENDORSEMENT: In nearly 12 years as DuPage County auditor, Bob Grogan has produced an impressive reputation for transparency, efficiency and competence. With justifiable pride, the Downers Grove Republican points to various state firsts he has implemented — including the first county checkbook online, the first transparency portal and the first auditor hotline. He has served as the president of the Association of Illinois County Auditors and notes that he knows how “to ask the awkward questions” that an auditor must raise when working with county officials to fix errors, find wrongdoing or just make things work better. His challenger for the party’s nomination in the March 17 primary is retired bank officer Jeffrey Mack, of Downers Grove. Mack has an appropriate financial background for auditor and a reasonable familiarity with the duties of the office. His strongest argument, however, is that he could bring a “fresh set of eyes” to the operation. That’s not an irrelevant point, but Mack doesn’t build on it by demonstrating why a new perspective alone would justify replacing an auditor with Grogan’s record and credentials. Grogan is Republicans’ strongest alternative for the November ballot, and he gets our endorsement.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage County Board to spend $32,600 on study analyzing the benefits of eliminating the recorder’s office – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-recorders-office-study-st-0228-20200226-oi5c4eel45hntew5ze4xpv4nzu-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers use medial pot to push recreational pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-home-grow-20200228-2uzeysxfwnanpormf67dvmpvw4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker yanks three Racing Board members from the saddle over campaign contributions Leaders of the regulatory agency are barred from political activity under the state’s new gambling expansion law. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/2/27/21156913/illinois-racing-board-pritzker-brincat-resign-sronce-ramirez
— The rest of the nation is rooting for an Illinois progressive income tax Other states know a progressive tax would be one more self-inflicted blow to the economy of Illinois, certain to drive dollars, jobs and families into their waiting arms. – Todd Maisch
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/27/21156157/illinois-graduated-income-tax-progressive-chamber-commerce-todd-maisch

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s largest employers 2020 As always, the public sector dominates the top five in our annual ranking. See who else made the list. – KASEY HARIMAN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-list/chicagos-largest-employers-2020
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: The damaging divide Long-standing racial and ethnic disparities in Chicago are growing ever wider, and researchers say the cost will be borne by everybody, regardless of color.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-racial-gaps/forum-self-defeating-divide

CBS2
— Chicago Conventions Affected By Coronavirus Concerns – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/27/chicago-conventions-affected-by-coronavirus-concerns/

WLS AM
— Democratic donors struggle for a solution as Bernie Sanders hurtles toward a potential nomination
https://www.wlsam.com/news/democratic-donors-struggle-for-a-solution-as-bernie-sanders-hurtles-toward-a-potential-nomination/

WBEZ
— Alderman Says ‘Army of Italians’ To Protest Switch From Columbus To Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/alderman-says-army-of-italians-to-protest-switch-from-columbus-to-indigenous-peoples-day/171322f9-5acf-42aa-a0ac-83021880b84e

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Which Democrat will Southern Illinois choose to challenge Trump? Voters weigh in. – KELSEY LANDIS (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who vote for the candidate who promises to use government a) to take the most income, assets, and opportunities away from those who do NOT share their demographics (for example, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or non-recent immigrant) and b) to give most income, assets, and opportunities to those who share their demographics (for example, Democrat, minority, female, younger, poor, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or recent immigrant)?) 
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/election/article240695806.html

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Blagojevich emerges from prison unchanged – Rich Miller
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/blagojevich-emerges-from-prision-unchanged/Content?oid=11867986

FOX MILWAUKEE
— BBB: Scammers using phony political fundraising calls to trick Americans into donating
https://fox6now.com/2020/02/27/bbb-scammers-using-phony-political-fundraising-calls-to-trick-americans-into-donating/

WQAD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/hickey-brothers-pushes-for-marijuana-lounge/526-b2d6c286-d257-42c7-a75e-30acae9860cd

ROBERT FEDER
— Before he became ‘Mayor Pete,’ Buttigieg worked as NBC 5 investigative intern (DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinated did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $34,610/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $61,821/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)
https://www.robertfeder.com/2020/02/28/became-mayor-pete-buttigieg-worked-nbc-5-investigative-intern/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chicago Sun-Times Legislative Questionnaire
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/chicago-sun-times-legislative-questionnaire/ 
— TP Mathews Defends McHenry Township Trustees Anderson, Verr and Rakestraw
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/tp-mathews-defends-mchenry-township-trustees-anderson-verr-and-rakestraw/ 
— Marijuana Grow Facility Meeting in Harvard
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/marijuana-grow-meeting-in-harvard/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker over Rauner, 130-10
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/pritzker-over-rauner-130-10/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems’ presidential wannabes pander to Sanders and the crazy leftists Democrats are surrendering control of their party – David Keene
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/27/democratic-presidential-wannabes-pander-to-bernie-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: It should be illegal to encourage illegal activity.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/in-united-states-v-sineneng-smith-supreme-court-should-stand-up-for-the-right-to-encourage-illegal-immigration

GOPUSA
— Bernie Sanders’ Brand Of Socialism Is Communism
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=85437
— Media Peddles Coronavirus Panic, Indulges In Trump Bashing
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=85435

AMERICAN THINKER
— Bernie to Biden: The Democrat candidate spectrum is a mess – Josh Kantrow
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/bernie_to_biden_the_democrat_candidate_spectrum_is_a_mess.html

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Sanders Hates The Country He Seeks To Lead’: Tucker Breaks Down Bernie’s ‘Radical Open Borders Policy’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/27/tucker-carlson-bernie-sanders-immigration/

DAILY WIRE
— Democrats Lie About Coronavirus To Attack Trump. Their Policies Could Make Fighting Pandemics More Difficult. – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrats-lie-about-coronavirus-to-attack-trump-their-policies-could-make-fighting-disease-more-difficult

FEDERALIST
— Refusing To Attend AIPAC Underscores Bernie’s Reliance On People Who Hate Jews By hypocritically labeling the AIPAC lobby a source of bigotry, the Democratic front-runner helps boosts his supporters’ efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state. – Jonathan S. Tobin
https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/27/refusing-to-attend-aipac-underscores-bernies-reliance-on-people-who-hate-jews/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/485078-republicans-growing-nervous-about-2020-economy
— Sanders, socialism emerge as top targets at CPAC – JULIA MANCHESTER AND TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/485063-sanders-socialism-emerge-as-top-targets-at-cpac
— White House chief of staff claims press covering coronavirus to take Trump down – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/485114-white-house-chief-of-staff-claims-press-covering-coronavirus-to-take

POLITICO
— GOP scramble is on to succeed Donald Trump in 2024 From Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo to Nikki Haley and Ted Cruz, the cast of potential White House hopefuls is out in force at CPAC. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/28/2024-republicans-trump-cpac-117991

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Bloomberg Outspent His Rivals, and Sanders Outraised Them All – Sarah Almukhtar, Thomas Kaplan, K.K. Rebecca Lai and Rachel Shorey (DIERSEN: What motivates you to give money to candidates? For me, it includes the candidate’s record of defending and advancing the Republican Party platform, including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. For me, it includes their record of opposing the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing promotion of the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/02/21/us/politics/democratic-fundraising-numbers-february.html
— FRONT PAGE: Democratic Leaders Willing to Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders Interviews with dozens of Democratic Party officials, including 93 superdelegates, found overwhelming opposition to handing Mr. Sanders the nomination if he fell short of a majority of delegates. – Lisa Lerer and Reid J. Epstein
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/us/politics/democratic-superdelegates.html
— Pelosi, Trying to Save House Majority, Fends Off Angst Over Sanders At a closed-door meeting, Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Democrats to “keep our eye on the ball” and mocked President Trump’s skin color: “The ball has an orange face.” – Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/us/politics/pelosi-sanders-democrats.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/business/economy/immigration-economy-mulvaney-trump.html
— Most Coronavirus Cases Are Mild. That’s Good and Bad News. More than 80 percent of confirmed coronavirus cases are not severe, according to a large Chinese study. But mild symptoms could also make the epidemic harder to contain. – Vivian Wang
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/world/asia/coronavirus-treament-recovery.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Bernie Sanders’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Socialism It’s his disdain for his country. That’s the lesson Democrats should draw from Corbyn’s catastrophe. – Joseph C. Sternberg
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bernie-sanderss-biggest-problem-isnt-socialism-11582827748
— Whistleblower Says Federal Employees Flown From Coronavirus Sites Didn’t Follow Safety Protocols Employees weren’t tested for virus before leaving California quarantine sites on commercial flights, complaint says – Stephanie Armour and Natalie Andrews
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whistleblower-says-federal-employees-flown-from-coronavirus-sites-didnt-follow-safety-protocols-11582840144
— Some Southern Democrats Say Sanders Nomination Would Hurt Down-Ballot Candidates Party leaders in Carolinas, Florida worry about a democratic socialist as the Democratic nominee – Valerie Bauerlein
https://www.wsj.com/articles/some-southern-democrats-say-sanders-nomination-would-hurt-down-ballot-candidates-11582885802
— A Big Question in Retirement Planning: How Long Will I Live? How to factor lifespan and health—two big wild cards—into financial planning – Anne Tergesen (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who talk and/or act like they want to die young? They drink lots of booze, gamble lots of money, smoke lots of pot, etc. They certainly do not save for their retirement.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-big-question-in-retirement-planning-how-long-will-i-live-11582803000

EXAMINER ENTERPRISE
— Lawmakers push back against effort to reduce qualifications for agency heads – Carmen Forman (DIERSEN: If I had not had a high school diploma, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966. If I had not had a bachelor’s degree in management, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business courses, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had not earned an MBA and passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have hired me in 1980. If I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not been taking graduate finance courses and earned a master’s degree in finance, GAO would have succeeded in forcing me to retire earlier than it did.) 
https://www.examiner-enterprise.com/entertainment/20200227/lawmakers-push-back-against-effort-to-reduce-qualifications-for-agency-heads

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Virginia lawmaker asks presidential candidates for plans to reinvigorate federal service – Eric White (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government reinvigorated their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/federal-newscast/2020/02/virginia-lawmaker-asks-presidential-candidates-for-plans-to-reinvigorate-federal-service/

GAO
— FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET REQUEST
https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-429T
(FROM THE WEBSITE: The majority of the people at GAO who are engaged in mission work are analysts. Analysts review federal agency programs and operations and federal activities in all areas. Working on audits in certain areas (such as Information Technology or Financial Management) may require specific experience or qualifications. Typically, an analyst works as part of a team and uses methodological, research, documenting, writing, and presenting skills.)

BBC
— Are you a ‘cultural fit’ for your job? – Chris Baraniuk (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. According to them, the more of the following that you are, the more of a cultural fit that you are: Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-conservative, and if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200227-are-you-a-cultural-fit-for-your-job-machines-can-now-tell

CHARTERED MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
— PROMOTING POTENTIAL OVER EXPERIENCE – Rachel Willcox (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. According to them, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran have potential only if they make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.managers.org.uk/insights/news/2020/february/promoting-potential-over-experience

February 27 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Randy Ramey for Illinois House in 45th District Republican primary  There’s no substitute for prior experience in public office, which Ramey has. (DIERSEN: If you ran for an office, what experience would you stress? I would stress the experience that I gained a) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and as the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, b) serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) serving as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, d) serving on the Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee 2003-2007, e) working for GAO as an Analyst 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, f) serving on the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996, g) working for IRS as a Revenue Officer 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, h) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree (NIU-management) when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27 (Loyola-MBA), 31 (DePaul-accounting), and 48 (IIT-finance), i) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (CPA), 32 (Certified Internal Auditor), 41 (Certified Fraud Examiner), 45 (Certified Government Financial Manager), 47 (Certified Financial Services Auditor), and 48 (Forensic Accountant), j) earning a job-related professional license (CPA) when I was 32, and k) serving as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitrator since 1998.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/27/21135215/endorsement-randy-ramey-illinois-house-45th-district-republican-primary-2020-election
— Obama demands TV stations stop airing ‘despicable’ anti-Biden ad from Pro-Trump PAC that misuses his words – Savannah Behrmann
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/2/26/21155591/obama-demands-tv-stations-stop-airing-despicable-anti-biden-ad-pro-trump-pac-misuses-his-words

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Days after new immigration restrictions take effect, federal judges in Chicago grill Trump administration lawyer on so-called public charge rule – ELVIA MALAGÓN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-immigration-wealth-test-public-charge-illinois-court-20200227-xood6pswtzbo3kugsd6spmpeee-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Wehrli for Republicans in DuPage Forest Preserve District 5
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200227/endorsement-wehrli-for-republicans-in-dupage-forest-preserve-district-5

CBS2
— Rod Blagojevich Admits To Mistakes, But Maintains He Was Imprisoned For ‘Practicing Politics’ – Dana Kozlov (DIERSEN: I should write a book about politicians who talk and/or act like “practicing politics” is a) protecting/promoting those who glorify and praise them, who pander to them, who serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or who give them money and b) harming/destroying those who fail/refuse to do the aforesaid.) 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/26/rod-blagojevich-admits-to-mistakes-but-maintains-he-was-imprisoned-for-practicing-politics/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200226/bill-would-require-more-inclusive-k-12-sex-education

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— The trouble with billionaire money in politics – Jim Nowlan
https://www.newstrib.com/2020/02/23/column-the-trouble-with-billionaire-money-in-politics/a7hsihr/

WREX
— Digging Deeper: Number of cannabis DUI in single digits, ISP considers new test – James Stratton (DIERSEN: Disgustingly, tragically, and ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats push pot.)
https://wrex.com/2020/02/26/digging-deeper-number-of-cannabis-dui-in-single-digits-isp-considers-new-test/

WAND TV
— Thousands eligible for expungement after IL cannabis legalization (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future. If you have used an illegal drug, you have shouted that you disrespect the rule of law.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/thousands-eligible-for-expungement-after-cannabis-legalization/article_0b40e06c-590e-11ea-8b85-0f15f0e8b7d0.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney’s Red-Light Camera Ban Bill Overwhelmingly Passes House
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/26/mcsweeneys-red-light-camera-ban-bill-overwhelmingly-passes-house/ 
— Tribune Endorses Mark Curran in GOP U.S. Senate Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/26/tribune-endorses-mark-curran-in-gop-u-s-senate-race/ 
— Law Enforcement Decry Pritzker Anti-ICE Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/26/law-enforcement-decry-pritzker-anti-ice-action/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Insisting on election integrity isn’t ‘racist’ Opposition to voter-ID laws is ‘the soft bigotry of low expectations’ – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/26/editorial-insisting-on-election-integrity-isnt-rac/
— Bernie Sanders: Russia’s ideal socialist-communist candidate Democrats’ Russian interference fantasy runs counter to their lead presidential candidate – Cal Thomas
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/26/bernie-sanders-russias-ideal-socialist-communist-c/

BREITBART
— Washington Post: Wages Are Rising in ‘Tight Labor Market,’ but Import More Workers for Business – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/02/26/washpost-donald-trumps-policies-boosts-wages-so-import-more-workers/
— Globalist Response to Coronavirus: Open America’s Borders to the World – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/26/globalist-response-to-coronavirus-open-americas-borders-to-the-world/

CNS NEWS
— EU Defends Open Border Decision as Coronavirus Spreads – James Carstensen 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/international/james-carstensen/eu-defends-open-border-decision-coronavirus-spreads

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Feature American-Indian Tribe Known For Rampant Drug-Smuggling To Speak Against Border Wall – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/26/drug-smuggling-tribe-opposes-border-wall/
— Trump Administration-Erected Billboards In Central America Contain A Warning For Would-Be Migrants – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/26/central-america-billboards-migrant-warning/

FOX NEWS
— Warren revives disputed pregnancy discrimination claim at Democratic debate – Ronn Blitzer (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, a) my Democrat superiors in the federal government never discriminated against me or retaliated against me for complaining about discrimination and b) all the adverse actions that they took against me were justified. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/warren-revives-disputed-pregnancy-discrimination-claim-at-democratic-debate

ROLL CALL
— Hostile workplace persists at Architect of the Capitol, lawsuit alleges – Chris Marquette (DIERSEN: In Illinois, the more of the following that you are, the more hostility that you will face in the workplace: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/02/27/hostile-workplace-persists-at-architect-of-the-capitol-lawsuit-alleges/

WASHINGTON POST
— Electing an older candidate carries risks. Just ask the life insurance industry. How much should age matter to Democratic primary voters? – Hilary Hurd and Benjamin Wittes (DIERSEN: How is your health? Should all candidates be required to disclose all their health problems?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/27/electing-an-older-candidate-carries-risks-just-ask-life-insurance-industry/
— Democrats shouldn’t marginalize Bernie Sanders’s ideas and supporters – Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in marginalizing others in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in the organizations that you are a member of? I should write a book about those who take the lead in marginalizing others in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in the Milton Township Republican Organization, in the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and in the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/02/27/democrats-shouldnt-marginalize-bernie-sanderss-ideas-supporters/
— Molson Coors employee shot and killed five co-workers before turning the gun on himself, police say – Dan Simmons, Hannah Knowles,
Reis Thebault and Mark Berman 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/02/27/milwaukee-shooting-molson-coors-miller/
— Bernie Sanders would be the first Jewish nominee — and he’s triggered a fight over Jewish identity – Michelle Boorstein 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/sanders-rejects-aipac/2020/02/25/4048f0fa-57fc-11ea-9b35-def5a027d470_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— No Asylum for Sanctuary States The Second Circuit says the feds can withhold funds for defying the law. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-asylum-for-sanctuary-states-11582763779
— Coronavirus Creates Dilemma for Europe’s Public Gatherings, Open Borders Some sports events are rescheduled while many fashion shows go on in Paris, Milan – Joshua Robinson and Matthew Dalton
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-creates-dilemma-for-europes-public-gatherings-open-borders-11582799401
— Bernie Sanders’s Plan to Wipe Out Student Debt Faces Hurdles Democratic candidate wants to free up money for young adults, but 57% of voters are opposed – Josh Mitchell (DIERSEN: I doubt that I could have gotten a student loan. When I was in high school, I was not viewed as being “college material.” Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). I spent my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bernie-sanderss-plan-to-wipe-out-student-debt-faces-hurdles-11582799400
— OK Boomer? Bernie, Biden and Bloomberg Are Older Still By Inauguration Day 2021, all three of them would have reached the average U.S. male’s life expectancy. – Lance Morrow (DIERSEN: How is your health? Should all candidates be required to disclose all their health problems?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ok-boomer-bernie-biden-and-bloomberg-are-older-still-11582763316

NEWS ONE
— Who Is Anthony Ferrill? Social Media Identifies Milwaukee Brewery Shooter As Longtime Employee Unconfirmed reports speculated that the gunman’s possible motive came from the racism of other brewery workers. – Bruce C.T. Wright
https://newsone.com/3904853/anthony-ferrill-milwaukee-brewery-shooter-identified/

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— The Political Ramifications of Dramatic Changes in Suburban America – Nancy LeTourneau (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical Democrats who hypocritically move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there?) 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/02/26/the-political-ramifications-of-dramatic-changes-in-suburban-america/

FED WEEK
— Report Suggests How to Build a Case for Talent Development (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government treated me like I had no talent notwithstanding the fact that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/report-suggests-how-to-build-a-case-for-talent-development/

FEDERAL SOUP
— White House actively hunting ‘disloyal’ feds (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc. a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://federalsoup.com/articles/2020/02/25/wh-actively-hunting-disloyal-feds.aspx

February 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— COLLAR COUNTY ENDORSEMENTS: Grogan, Holder Youngberg, Felice, Byrnes, and Hansen
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-collar-county-endorsements-dupage-kane-lake-mchenry-will-20200225-qki3ytqupzatrkj27624mn6uk4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-ny-gov-cuomo-marijuana-legalization-advice-20200224-bsgbsmvc5navxdsjuod4l4w3q4-story.html
— High-rollers like Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher wagered while state’s sportsbooks stood pat – Charles Selle
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-sports-gambling-st-0225-20200224-3pgf2dfl6nhmlbyeueoudeyyyy-story.html
— Judicial candidate shows up as voters tried to learn how to vote for judicial candidates – GEORGE CASTLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnwood/ct-lwr-ballot-party-tl-0227-20200224-dzskucz4vvd3rk7p2rw7nh6fiu-story.html
— Trump dodges question on India’s religious citizenship law, calls for Ginsburg and Sotomayor to recuse themselves from ‘anything having to do with Trump, or Trump-related’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-india-trump-narendra-modi-20200225-xlyf7co2mzeszac3b2ftlm3gqm-story.html
— Democrats unload on front-runner Bernie Sanders in likely preview of tonight’s debate – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-democratic-debate-south-carolina-20200225-slucqpasx5dijbrgv2pminauua-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bernie Sanders’ media bashing undercuts U.S. journalism – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have bashed me and bashed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails the most. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/24/21151304/bernie-sanders-media-bashing-undercuts-u-s-journalism-debate-south-carolina
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get votes from minorities, from women, from younger people, and from those who have less money than others, Democrats promise to use government to take income, assets, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans, Whites, men, older people, and those who have more money and to give that income, those assets, and those opportunities to those who vote for Democrats.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/24/21151126/democratic-socialism-bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-presidential-primary-jesse-jackson
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot profs, cannabis clinicians and lawyers among white-collar workers flocking to marijuana jobs “I never thought I’d be using cannabis as a medication,” said Dr. Rahul Khare, a former emergency physician at who now runs a clinic in Lincoln Park that certifies medical pot patients. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/25/21144343/marijuana-pot-cannabis-jobs-oakton-innovative-wellness

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Ramey for Republicans in state House Dist. 45
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200225/endorsement-ramey-for-republicans-in-state-house-dist-45

WTTW
— Survey: 81% of Illinois Residents Worry About Future Cost of Health Care – Kristen Thometz 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/02/24/survey-81-illinois-residents-worry-about-future-cost-health-care

LINCOLN COURIER
— Proposed state gun law misses the target – Scott Reeder
https://www.lincolncourier.com/opinion/20200223/scott-reeder-proposed-state-gun-law-misses-target

WSIL TV
— Should Chicago leave Illinois? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago promote hated against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://wsiltv.com/2020/02/24/should-chicago-leave-illinois/

WGLT
— Election Officials: Indecision Slows Early Voting In McLean County – ERIC STOCK
https://www.wglt.org/post/election-officials-indecision-slows-early-voting-mclean-county#stream/0

KMOX
— Marijuana legalization creates quandary for employers Many questions will have to be answered by the courts – BRIAN KELLY (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.) 
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/marijuana-legalization-creates-quandary-for-employers

CENTER SQUARE
— Measures to increase speed limit to 75 mph sent to Illinois Senate committee with no members – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/measures-to-increase-speed-limit-to-mph-sent-to-illinois/article_e49e1b3e-5744-11ea-a65a-83d9024a61f2.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— GREATER INDEPENDENCE FOR ILLINOIS’ LEGISLATIVE INSPECTOR GENERAL DRAWS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT Greater independence for Illinois’ Legislative Inspector General draws bipartisan support Illinois’ Legislative Inspector General currently is subjected to political influence or even silencing by members of the General Assembly. – Ben Szalinski (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. What would you stress to stress your independence? I would stress my financial independence. I would stress a) the Civil Service Retirement System, Social Security, interest, and dividend income that my wife and I have, b) the federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy that we have, c) the real estate (915 Cove Court in Wheaton and 50% interest in 1286 Wood Street in Crete) that we own, d) the financial assets that we own, e) the six cars and one SUV that we own, f) that we have no debts, and g) we have no children or pets to support. In addition, I would stress my good health. Neither health problems, nor any other kind of problem, have stopped me from putting together a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email and sending it out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/greater-independence-for-illinois-legislative-inspector-general-draws-bipartisan-support/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Secession fever spikes in five states as conservatives seek to escape blue rule – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago and Cook County make it clear that they want to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/19/secession-fever-spikes-conservatives-seek-escape-b/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party have pulled each other to the left – Joseph Lawler
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/economy/bernie-sanders-and-the-democratic-party-have-pulled-each-other-to-the-left

FOX NEWS
— Gingrich: The Dem party’s essence is now ‘hate Trump’ and giveaways paid for by the rich – Joshua Nelson
https://www.foxnews.com/media/newt-gingrich-democrats-essence-hate-trump

AMERICAN THINKER
— OUTSTANDING: ICE ignores California laws and arrests illegal aliens at the courthouse door – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How soon will Democrats succeed in getting California to leave the United States and join up with Mexico?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/ice_ignores_california_laws_and_arrests_illegal_aliens_at_the_courthouse_door.html

BREITBART
— Kris Kobach: Bernie Sanders Supports Flying Deported Illegal Alien Criminals Back to USA – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/23/exclusive-kris-kobach-new-way-forward-illegal-alien-criminals/
— Bernie Sanders: Illegal Immigrants Are ‘Our People’ – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats count on using illegals to get rid of not only Republicans for once and for all, but to get rid of America once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/24/bernie-sanders-illegal-immigrants-are-our-people/

DAILY CALLER
— Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Castro Comments By Defending Communist China – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/24/bernie-sanders-fidel-castro-cuba-china/

TOWNHALL
— Failed Never Trump Pundits Don’t Speak for You, But MSM Can’t Get Enough of Them – Larry O’Connor
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2020/02/24/never-trump-more-irrelevant-than-ever-n2561822
— Unhinged: Trump Haters Film Themselves Running Bicycling Kids Off Road in Apparent Politically-Motivated Attack – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/02/24/unhinged-antitump-adults-arrested-for-running-kids-on-bikes-off-road-over-political-hatred-n2561755

FEDERALIST
— Why Democrats Shouldn’t Keep Taking Minority Voters For Granted It is insulting for the left to think black and brown voters will always vote en masse for the Democratic Party. – Saritha Prabhu (DIERSEN: To get votes from minorities, from women, from younger people, and from those who have less money than others, Democrats promise to use government to take income, assets, opportunities, etc. away from Republicans, Whites, men, older people, and those who have more money and to give that income, those assets, and those opportunities to those who vote for Democrats.) 
https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/24/why-democrats-shouldnt-keep-taking-minority-voters-for-granted/

NEWSMAX
— The Problems (and Irony) of Sanders’ Free College for Illegal Immigrants – Michael Dorstewitz 
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/berniesanders-freecollegetuition-illegalimmigrants/2020/02/24/id/955396/

PJ MEDIA
— SAVAGE: Chicago’s Dem Mayor Turns on Jussie Smollett: ‘He Committed a Crime … a Total Hoax’
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/savage-chicagos-dem-mayor-turns-on-jussie-smollett-he-committed-a-crime-a-total-hoax/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— American Business Must Rethink Its Relation to Politics – STANLEY KURTZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, businesses paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/american-business-must-rethink-its-relation-to-politics/

THE HILL
— Trump administration mulls expelling Chinese journalists after WSJ reporters banned – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about those who have expelled and/or banned me. I would focus on those who have/had lots of clout in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/484376-trump-administration-considering-expelling-chinese-journalists-in
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll – JONATHAN EASLEY (DIERSEN: To promote Sanders is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)_
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/484371-democrats-view-sanders-as-having-best-shot-to-defeat-trump-poll

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from minorities, from females, from younger people, and from those who have less money, politicians promise to use government a) to take income, assets, and opportunities away from Republicans, Whites, from men, from older people, and from those who have more money and b) to give that income, those assets, and those opportunities to minorities, to females, to younger people, and to those who have less money.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/02/25/pete-buttigieg-minority-vote-trust-south-carolina-2020-town-hall-bts-vpx.cnn

REUTERS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Increasing numbers of older Baby Boomers are using marijuana – Linda Carroll
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-marijuana-seniors/increasing-numbers-of-older-baby-boomers-are-using-marijuana-study-idUSKCN20I1UX

CNBC
— Trump calls on Supreme Court’s Sotomayor and Ginsburg to recuse from ‘anything having to do with Trump’ – Tucker Higgins
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/trump-calls-on-supreme-courts-sotomayor-and-ginsburg-to-recuse.html

WASHINGTON POST
— This chart is the best explanation of middle-class finances you will ever see A year of wages no longer covers a year of family expenses – Christopher Ingraham 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/02/24/this-chart-is-best-explanation-middle-class-finances-you-will-ever-see/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Facebook: The Inside Story’ Review: The Path to Domination – David A. Shaywitz (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote the Democrat Facebook.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-the-inside-story-review-the-path-to-domination-11582606800
— Facebook Investigated Suspicious Pro-Sanders Content – Emily Glazer and Dustin Volz (DIERSEN: The internet is full of suspicious content that promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. The internet is full of suspicious content that promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-investigated-suspicious-pro-sanders-content-11582576009
— Coronavirus Tests Europe’s Open Borders as Italy Death Toll Rises Schools are closed and gatherings are banned as Italy reports a sixth virus-related death – Margherita Stancati in Rome and Eric Sylvers in Milan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-tests-europes-open-borders-as-italy-death-toll-rises-11582542159

NEW YORK TIMES
— Divisiveness Among 2020 Democratic Hopefuls Hits New Level As the primary race becomes a battle of all against all, and the field suddenly seems to be constricting, the divisiveness and negative attacks are rising. – Trip Gabriel
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/us/politics/divisiveness-among-2020-democratic-hopefuls-hits-new-level.html
— ‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With Modi President Trump was feted with music, dancers and more than 100,000 cheering attendees — if not the 10 million he says he was promised. – Michael Crowley (DIERSEN: Because of WWI, WWII, and the Holocaust, America hates Germany and America hates German Americans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/world/asia/trump-india.html

USA TODAY
— Home alone: The share of single homeowners hits a record, even as housing costs climb – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: While I was single, I owned a new town home in University Park 1972-1978, a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building 1974-1976, and a one bedroom condo in that building 1976-1978.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/02/25/housing-share-homeowners-who-single-hits-record-despite-costs/4829865002/

FORBES
— The Unique Challenges Facing Baby Boomers In The Workforce (And How Employers Can Help) – Rachel Lyubovitzky (DIERSEN: From what I see, employers want to get rid of baby boomers, and especially baby boomers who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2020/02/24/the-unique-challenges-facing-baby-boomers-in-the-workforce-and-how-employers-can-help/
— Laid Off Before You’re Ready To Retire? A Checklist To Plan Accordingly – Jonathan I. Shenkman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to retire early.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanshenkman/2020/02/24/laid-off-before-youre-ready-to-retire-a-checklist-to-plan-accordingly/

YAHOO MONEY
— Millennial wealth is still lagging behind previous generations at the same age – Dhara Singh
https://money.yahoo.com/millennials-wealth-baby-boomer-180141608.html

BLOOMBERG LAW
— OUTSTANDING: Encouraging Illegal Immigration Could Put Grandmas in Jail – Jordan S. Rubin
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/encouraging-illegal-immigration-could-put-grandmas-in-jail

LADDERS
— 5 signs you’re going to make (a lot) more money in the future – Ayodeji Awosika (DIERSEN: I spent a) almost 30 years working for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, b) 4 years earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, c) 4 years earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, d) many hours studying to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, e) 4 years earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, f) many hours studying to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and g) 5 years earning a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997.) 
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/5-signs-youre-going-to-make-a-lot-more-money-in-the-future
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You Are Willing to Commit Years of Your Life)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— If Democrats Aren’t Terrified of Bernie, They’re Not Paying Attention – Jonathan Chait (DIERSEN: How many votes do you predict that Bernie will get in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? To vote for Bernie is to shout that you are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/bernie-sanders-nomination-electable-democrats-socialist-unpopular.html

VANITY FAIR
— TRUMP HAS A “HIT LIST” OF INSUFFICIENTLY DEVOTED EMPLOYEES TO ELIMINATE The White House and its allies have assembled “detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust—and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them.” – BESS LEVIN (DIERSEN: Whose hit lists are/were you on? My critics/opponents demand total loyalty to them and to them only. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.; b) their sycophants; and c) all the times that I have been eliminated.)
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/02/donald-trump-government-hit-list

RAW STORY
— Trump leveled by Dem lawmaker for purging ‘disloyal’ officials so he can surround himself with a ‘team of sycophants’ – Tom Boggioni (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand total loyalty to them and to them only. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.; b) their sycophants; and c) all the times that I have been purged.)
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-leveled-by-dem-lawmaker-for-purging-disloyal-officials-so-he-can-surround-himself-with-a-team-of-sycophants/

FED SCOOP
— Following redesign, GAO’s public website goes down – Dave Nyczepir
https://www.fedscoop.com/gao-redesigned-website-down/

February 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign office vandalized in Edgewater on North Side, police say
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mike-bloombergs-campaign-office-vandalized-in-edgewater-on-north-side-police/5962919/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/24/2020
— 22 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings
https://abc7chicago.com/22-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/5963006/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/24/2020

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Graffiti spray-painted on Bloomberg campaign office in Edgewater “Racist,” “sexist,” “GOP” and “oligarch” were scrawled across four windows on the front of the former New York mayor’s campaign office, 1130 W. Bryn Mawr. – Luke Wilusz and Carly Behm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/2/24/21150374/mike-bloomberg-edgewater-campaign-office-graffiti-vandalism-bryn-mawr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With Democrats caught up in corruption probe, Illinois GOP appeared to have a ready-made campaign message. Then Trump freed Blgojevich. ‘It doesn’t help the argument.’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rod-blagojevich-illinois-republicans-20200224-qf6poxyv4vdybnggbkyt7fuf7i-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: 7 in GOP line up for shot to reclaim 14th District – Rick Pearson
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200224/281509343215533
— Expelling Wall Street Journal reporters returns China to a darker age – BRET STEPHENS (DIERSEN: In Illinois, the more planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform that you support, the more likely that Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, fundraisers, etc. will expel you.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-china-wall-street-journal-20200221-2tzdu75bkzapnlh7c2adzzavea-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What volunteer work, that is, what unpaid work, have you spent a lot of time doing? For me, it includes serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996, and Illinois CPA Society Membership Committee member 1989-1998. 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200224/281861530533805

WGN RADIO
— Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin discusses the new budget plan
https://wgnradio.com/2020/02/23/illinois-house-republican-leader-jim-durkin-comes-on-this-weeks-episode-of-the-sunday-spin/

WBEZ
— For The First Time In More Than A Decade, The Waitlist For Suburban Public Housing Is Opening – Kristen Schorsch
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/for-the-first-time-in-more-than-a-decade-the-waitlist-for-suburban-public-housing-is-opening/5278515b-3592-45dd-b333-86493c2a0f4d

FOX ST. LOUIS
— Choice to separate Chicago from Illinois to appear on some primary ballots – JOE MILLITZER
https://fox2now.com/2020/02/21/choice-to-separate-illinois-from-chicago-to-appear-on-some-primary-ballots/#new_tab

WCBU
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats encourage minorities and women to wear protest hairstyles.
https://wcbu.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/gordon-booth-spearheads-anti-hairstyle-discrimination-effort#stream/0

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
https://depauliaonline.com/46663/nation/trump-under-fire-for-sanctuary-cities-crackdown/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— 14% of Illinois residents enrolled in food stamp program in July
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/525864077-analysis-14-of-illinois-residents-enrolled-in-food-stamp-program-in-july#new_tab

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— Lawmaker Wants To Waive Concealed Carry Fee For Veterans – Mike Smith
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/02/23/lawmaker-wants-to-waive-concealed-carry-fee-for-veterans/
— Vermilion Co. Treasurer Darren Duncan Seeks 15th Congressional District GOP Nomination – Jim Meadows
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/02/23/vermilion-co-treasurer-darren-duncan-runs-for-15th-congressional-dis-gop-nomination/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Buttigieg’s Shameful Political Exploitation of a Child – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/02/buttigiegs-shameful-political-exploitation-of-a-child/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Warren shreds Bloomberg’s ‘history with women’ after calling nondisclosure agreement releases ‘not good enough’ – Anthony Leonardi 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/warren-shreds-bloombergs-history-with-women-after-calling-nondisclosure-agreement-releases-not-good-enough

FOX NEWS
— Trump administration rule to restrict green cards for welfare-reliant immigrants takes effect – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rule-to-restrict-welfare-reliant-immigrants-from-green-cards-goes-into-effect

BLAZE
— Sanders doubles down on support for communist dictator Fidel Castro in ’60 Minutes’ interview He’s literally repeating communist propaganda in 2020 – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bernie-sanders-doubles-down-on-his-support-for-communist-fidel-castro-in-60-minutes-interview

PJ MEDIA
— RNC Crushing Democrats in Fundraising – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/election/rnc-crushing-democrats-in-fundraising/

THE HILL
— Sanders won’t attend American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, accuses it of providing platform for ‘bigotry’ – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/484294-sanders-wont-attend-aipac-conference-accuses-it-of-providing-platform-for

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Week in Business: Even Billionaires Can’t Buy Debate Skills – Charlotte Cowles
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/business/this-week-in-business-debate-michael-bloomberg.html


— Digital Edits, a Paid Army: Bloomberg Is ‘Destroying Norms’ on Social Media His campaign is testing the boundaries of what platforms like Twitter and Facebook allow in politics. They’re having trouble coming up with an answer. – Sheera Frenkel and Davey Alba
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/22/technology/bloomberg-social-media.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Bernie Sanders Looks Ahead After Nevada Caucus Win Contests in 15 states over the coming week and a half could determine the course of the race – Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bernie-sanders-looks-ahead-after-nevada-caucuses-win-11582459203
— Joe Biden Faces Competition for Diverse Coalition From Bernie Sanders The race for the Democratic nomination heads to South Carolina, where black voters make up more than half of the party electorate – Ken Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-faces-competition-for-diverse-coalition-from-bernie-sanders-11582483693
— Nine Ways to Make Your Work Day Better – Bruce Daisley (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee, I could have, but I refused, to make my work days better by a) becoming a Democrat and b) helping my Democrat superiors get rid of their 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.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nine-ways-to-make-work-less-awful-11582281002

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Republicans.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/gadfly/why-black-voters-keep-picking-democrats

ABC NEWS
— Fired Chicago Police superintendent getting $190K pension A report says Chicago’s fired police superintendent is receiving a monthly pension of more than $15,800 – AP (DIERSEN: In defense of my $54,168/year $4,514/month Civil Service Retirement System pension, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, and I worked for the Post office for almost 3 years at the GS-4 Step 1-3 levels, currently $16.64-$17.75/hour. In addition, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fired-chicago-police-superintendent-190k-pension-69104186#new_tab

CNBC
— Bloomberg says he can’t use TurboTax. Here are the options for most taxpayers – Sarah O’Brien
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/20/bloomberg-doesnt-use-turbotax-here-are-options-for-most-taxpayers.html

USA TODAY
— Nearly two-thirds of voters expect Trump to win reelection in November, poll finds – William Cummings
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/23/poll-two-thirds-trump-will-win-reeelection/4850074002/

FOX BALTIMORE
— George Zimmerman files suit against Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg – Danielle Jackson (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who hint/imply/argue/shout that their opponents and their supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? I should write a book about such politicians in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://foxbaltimore.com/news/nation-world/george-zimmerman-files-suit-against-elizabeth-warren-and-pete-buttigieg

PBS
— Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned – AP
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/reliability-of-pricey-new-voting-machines-questioned

COLUMBIAN
— Community must have voice in selecting trustees – Willy Cushwa
https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/feb/23/local-view-community-must-have-voice-in-selecting-trustees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates would have to publicly explain and defend their qualifications, positions on issues, and vision for the college — which doesn’t happen in the current selection process. Improved communication with constituents would also be necessary during a term of service, especially if a trustee sought re-election. I suspect that local reporters and community members would appreciate a more direct way to obtain information and answers to questions, instead of relying on public record requests. I have no doubts that the current and former Clark College Trustees are educated, professionally experienced, and committed to the community. However, I believe the more pertinent question is “Are they the most qualified and suitable individuals to guide the college and oversee its operations?”)

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat Black activists blame Whites for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/02/how-did-the-democrats-end-up-here

BUSINESS AM LIVE
— How essential are certificates and degrees today? – Nnanyelugo Ike-Muonso (DIERSEN: If I had not had a high school diploma, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966. If I had not had a bachelor’s degree in management, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business courses, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had not earned an MBA and passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have hired me in 1980. If I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not been taking graduate finance courses and earned a master’s degree in finance, GAO would have succeeded in forcing me to retire earlier than it did.)  
https://www.businessamlive.com/how-essential-are-certificates-and-degrees-today/