July 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: 50 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence across city, CPD says
https://abc7chicago.com/47-shot-5-fatally-in-weekend-violence-cpd/10895183/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats continue to illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally bring their children illegally to America illegally.
https://abc7chicago.com/daca-joe-biden-dreamers-immigrants/10894306/

FOX32
— 6 shot outside party on Chicago’s West Side; victims include 12-year-old and 4 teenagers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/6-shot-outside-party-in-austin-victims-include-12-year-old-and-4-teenagers

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘The workforce that’s returning is not the same’: As companies in Illinois call workers back to offices, some may face a new challenge: employees who became addicted to drugs or alcohol during the pandemic. – LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-workers-returning-to-work-with-substance-abuse-problems-pandemic-20210716-3m7ywa3sord4dp3ned44jzujvi-story.html
— Politics gets local and vocal at recent Kane board meeting – DENISE CROSBY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-kane-board-st-0718-20210718-zmgqyvfdanf4hpbwkkt4kmdnu4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats continue to illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally bring their children illegally to America illegally.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/16/22580886/chicago-daca-texas-federal-judge-lawsuit-ruling-dreamers-congress-immigration-reform
— Rep. Marie Newman said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is ‘deeply broken. I hope she gets help’ Newman, an Illinois Democrat, make the comment about Greene, a Georgia Republican, on the Chicago Sun-Times “At the Virtual Table” show – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/18/22582791/illinois-rep-marie-newman-georgia-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-is-deeply-broken-i-hope-she-gets-help

FOX ILLINOIS
— GOP governor Asa Hutchinson’s vaccination tour reveals depths of distrust – AP
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/gop-governors-vaccination-tour-reveals-depths-of-distrust

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— New Open Seat in Illinois Supreme Court will be Expensive and Hotly Contested. The stakes are high, candidates are lining up. – Eric Krol
https://mailchi.mp/centerforilpolitics/new-open-seat-in-illinois-supreme-court-will-be-expensive-and-hotly-contested

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republican governors to the rescue on the economy – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/18/inside-beltway-republican-governors-rescue/

FOX NEWS
— Nikole Hannah-Jones said Cuba is among ‘most equal’ countries because of socialism. Hannah-Jones said Cuba has the least inequality between Black and White people. – Brittany De Lea
https://www.foxnews.com/us/nikole-hannah-jones-said-cuba-most-equal-countries-socialism

AMERICAN THINKER
— Ten (Plus One) Signs that the Age of Biden is Upon Us – Clarice Feldman
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/ten_plus_one_signs_that_the_age_of_biden_is_upon_us_.html

BREITBART
— D.C. Has Universal Background Checks, Gun Registration, and Shootings Outside Nationals’ Park – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/18/d-c-has-universal-background-checks-gun-registration-and-shootings-outside-nationals-park/

NEWSMAX
— Trump: Biden, Crime ‘Far Worse’ Than Even I Thought in ‘Fake Election’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/us/crime-washington-democrat-runcities/2021/07/18/id/1029046/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Dana Trash: CNN Host Asks Surgeon General If Fox News Is ‘Killing People’ with COVID Opinion – Tim Graham
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2021/07/18/dana-trash-cnn-host-asks-surgeon-general-if-fox-news-killing-people

PJ MEDIA
— Vaccine Skepticism Is the Fault of Anti-Trump Democrats – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/07/18/vaccine-skepticism-is-the-fault-of-anti-trump-democrats-n1462675
— Coming to Grips with Pro Sports’ ‘Woke’ Capitulation – MARK ELLIS
https://pjmedia.com/columns/mark-ellis/2021/07/18/coming-to-grips-with-pro-sports-woke-capitulation-n1462716

EPOCH TIMES
— The Left’s Loyalty Test, and the Coming Enforcement of It – James Bowman
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover-up their wrong doing, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-lefts-loyalty-test-and-the-coming-enforcement-of-it_3883478.html
— FRONT PAGE: Cuba Accused of Using Chinese Tech Systems to Block Internet Access Amid Protests – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/cuba-accused-of-using-chinese-tech-systems-to-block-internet-access-amid-protests_3898794.html
— Border Agent Says CBP Data Don’t Reflect Extent of Fake Family Problem – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/border-agent-says-cbp-data-dont-reflect-extent-of-fake-family-problem_3900149.html

THE HILL
— Feds step up pressure on social media over false COVID-19 claims – REBECCA KLAR
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will it be illegal to share articles that do not promote vaccination?)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/563470-administration-puts-new-pressure-on-social-media-to-curb-covid-19

NBC NEWS
— Facebook suggests it’s more effective than Biden on vaccinations. The social media giant said in a statement Saturday, “‘We have been doing our part.” – Dennis Romero
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/facebook-suggests-it-s-more-effective-biden-vaccinations-n1274286

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Unvaccinated Americans Are Behind Rising Covid-19 Hospitalizations. Some hospitals in regions where vaccination rates are lower prepare for surges rivaling pandemic peaks – Melanie Evans and Julie Wernau
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will it be illegal to share articles that do not promote vaccination?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/unvaccinated-covid-19-hospitalizations-11626528110
— Five Professionals in Their Mid-Twenties Share How They Landed Their Dream Jobs. These young workers agree: Relationships are the key to a successful job hunt. – Kathryn Dill
(DIERSEN: When I graduated from NIU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management, when I was viewed as being “draft bait,” I took the only job offer that I got — Retail Sales Manager for the Chicago Heights Firestone Store. My father had died suddenly in 1969 and potential employers did not believe that my financial hardship draft deferment application would be approved. The job did not really require a college degree. Constructively, I was the store’s salesman. The Firestone Stores Chicago District Office hired me. I asked to be assigned to the Chicago Heights store because I lived with my mother and brother in Crete. My Chicago Heights Firestone Store manager would not have hired me. Sadly, he disapproved of my following demographics: Republican, draft avoider, German American, and Missouri Synod Lutheran. He refused to let me start until I passed a probationary period working for the Firestone Store in Gary. After I had worked for him for 7 months, he rudely fired me when I gave him my 2-week notice that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-get-your-dream-job-advice-11626386625
— False Kindness to Illegal Immigrants Feeds Cruelty by the Border. The only real solution is to remove the motivation to come here. – Ron Burda, Gilbert, Ariz.
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illegal-immigrants-border-crossing-assault-coyote-enforcement-11626376669

FORBES
— Ted Cruz Claims Biden Admin Is Trampling ‘Free Speech’ By Pushing Social Media Sites To Remove Vaccine Misinformation. – Jemima McEvoy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/07/18/ted-cruz-claims-biden-admin-is-trampling-free-speech-by-pushing-social-media-sites-to-remove-vaccine-misinformation/

VANITY FAIR
— Facebook to Biden: Don’t Blame Us for Spreading Anti-Vaccine Lies. Meanwhile, despite multiple requests from the White House, Facebook has reportedly refused to turn over data about vaccine misinformation on its platform. – CHARLOTTE KLEIN
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is lies except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/07/facebook-to-biden-dont-blame-us-for-spreading-anti-vaccine-lies

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Democrats Favor Mandatory Masks, COVID-19 Vaccine for School Children
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/coronavirus/most_democrats_favor_mandatory_masks_covid_19_vaccine_for_school_children

June 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: 38 shot, 3 fatally, in weekend violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/38-shot-3-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/10836735/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/pride-without-prejudice-demonstrators-march-against-racism-violence/10837703/
https://abc7chicago.com/progress-flag-state-department-pride-month-antony-blinken/10837104/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/protesters-denounce-racism-and-police-violence-at-pride-without-prejudice-march/2542016/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/06/27/belmont-station-lgbtq-rights-rally/

WGN9
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicagos-lgbtq-community-march-for-equality-during-peoples-pride-parade/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-pride-without-prejudice-20210627-iw6y6pdxbbaz7dawg2totv35m4-story.html
— South suburban mayors, dignitaries join march against violence in Dolton – JEFF VORVA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-dolton-stop-the-violence-march-st-0628-20210627-wh7hbuzvqrbdrnwe7dza23c3ie-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210627/parade-celebrates-lgtbq-pride-in-wheaton-glen-ellyn

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/pride-without-prejudice-march-in-chicago-protests-racism-violence-against-lgbtq-community/article_f419248c-18d6-594c-81ff-06593820dd04.html

ILLINOIS NEWS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://illinoisnewstoday.com/pride-month-progress-flag-flies-for-the-first-time-in-the-department-of-state-to-celebrate-lgbtq-pride/271314/
https://illinoisnewstoday.com/protesters-blame-racism-and-police-violence-for-unbiased-pride-march-nbc-chicago/271629/
https://illinoisnewstoday.com/chicagos-lgbtq-community-marches-for-equality-during-the-peoples-pride-parade/271737/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Independence Day event is dedicated to public safety and all who serve
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2021/06/27/independence-day-event-is-dedicated-to-public-safety-and-all-who-serve/121630

AMERICAN THINKER
— Chicago Tribune downsizes their star columnist – Thomas Lifson
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have contained links to many articles written by Kass.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/06/chicago_tribune_downsizes_their_star_columnist.html

BREITBART
— It’ll Always Be Just ‘Lake Shore Drive’ to Me, and Chicago – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/06/27/pollak-itll-always-be-just-lake-shore-drive-to-me-and-chicago-illinois/

BLAZE
— Report: Black, Latino voters reject radical far-left policies like ‘defund the police’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/report-black-latino-voters-reject-radical-far-left-policies-like-defund-the-police
— Trump rips ‘woke’ generals, Biden in first post-presidential rally: ‘I’m trying to save American democracy’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/donald-trump-rally-biden-generals

POST MILLENNIAL
— Senate candidate Sean Parnell tells Bongino ‘critical race theory shouldn’t be anywhere near our military’
https://thepostmillennial.com/watch-sean-parnell-bongino-crt

EPOCH TIMES
— 4,115 Vaccinated People Have Died, Been Hospitalized With COVID-19 ‘Breakthrough’ Infections: CDC – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/4115-vaccinated-people-have-died-been-hospitalized-with-covid-19-breakthrough-infections-cdc_3876243.html
— Over 500 Election Fraud Cases Are Pending in Texas Courts: Attorney General – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/over-500-election-fraud-cases-are-pending-in-texas-courts-attorney-general_3876188.html

NBC NEWS
— LGBTQ+ Americans under-represented in elected office
(DIERSEN: What percent of those who run your school district, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America share your demographics, including your race, gender, sexual identity, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, religion, national origin, length of time that your ancestors have been in America, education, age group, renter/homeowner status, income range, net worth range, length of time your ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://news.yahoo.com/lgbtq-americans-under-represented-elected-185833840.html

NEW YORK POST
— Three media lies about critical race theory – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2021/06/27/media-lies-about-critical-race-theory-and-other-commentary/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Battle Over Critical Race Theory. Advocates and media circle the wagons and try to conceal the truth about a pernicious ideology. – Christopher F. Rufo
(DIERSEN: The more that CRT is pushed, the more hatred that there will be against Whites, and especially against Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/battle-over-critical-race-theory-11624810791

May 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 808 cases, 17 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-808-covid-19-case-17-deaths/10693092/

NBC5
— Illinois Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on New Maps Proposed in Redistricting Process
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/watch-live-illinois-lawmakers-to-hold-hearing-on-new-maps-proposed-in-redistricting-process/2518372/

WBEZ
— For The First Time In 60 Years, Illinois Democrats Propose New Supreme Court Districts – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/for-the-first-time-in-60-years-illinois-democrats-propose-new-supreme-court-districts/5a5a4778-ae3f-409b-8976-e1d5b37a9b8e

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats want to redraw Illinois Supreme Court districts for first time in almost 60 years in effort to maintain majority – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-supreme-court-redistricting-20210525-5bdeyxbx3ffs7j3bllrkzuku7a-story.html
— Schneider pushes Congress to censure Taylor Greene | Lesser-known ComEd law cost customers $600M in 7 years | George Floyd’s killing marked one year later – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-brad-schneider-marjorie-taylor-greene-censure-year-after-george-floyd-spin-20210525-c73hblvbyjedffvv7wobl3txuu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-hiv-decriminalization-20210525-dlshgkd4anfq5clmy2e75wbfw4-story.html
— We’re being squeezed, Gov. Pritzker. Stop siphoning money away from towns and villages. – KEVIN WALLACE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-taxes-municipalities-20210525-xflcuu7shvapnknseygju37r2a-story.html
— A law school discounts John Marshall’s positive legacy – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-john-marshall-law-uic-renamed-20210525-4gm2ahpgqrarzlksmvvonpslsu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats unveil proposed new boundaries for state Supreme Court districts, pledging ‘equal representation’ Democrats say populations shifts over the past ten years have caused large fluctuations among the existing court districts. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/25/22453487/democrats-redistricting-remap-new-boundaries-state-supreme-court-districts-kilbride
— ‘Black and Brown’ unity a complicated goal after George Floyd protests in Chicago. A year after race protests in Chicago sounded calls for unity, shifting racial demographics, longstanding segregation and differing views on the role of police influence efforts to unite Black and Brown communities. – Elvia Malagón
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats unify minorities against Republicans.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/5/25/22419345/protests-chicago-george-floyd-anniversary-black-latino-unity-racial-reckoning
— House Republicans should discipline Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after her comments about masks, Jews and the Holocaust. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., is drafting legislation to censure Greene. “It is shameful that the Republican Conference continues to let her define their party, and dangerous that they refuse to expel her.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/5/25/22453825/marjorie-taylor-greene-house-republicans-should-discipline-comments-jews-holocaust-kinzinger

DAILY HERALD
— Dems release proposal for new Supreme Court district maps – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/dems-release-proposal-for-new-supreme-court-district-maps
— Time to stand up against political maps – Madeleine Doubek
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210525/time-to-stand-up-against-political-maps
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use George Floyd to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210525/editorial-we-have-only-just-begun-the-conversations-we-need-on-race-policing
— Abortion foes to challenge ‘culturally responsive’ teaching standards – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/abortion-foes-to-challenge-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/roselle-considering-whether-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-the-village
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/house-passes-bill-to-allow-recreational-pot-sales-in-buffalo-grove
— Illinois case positivity rate drops to lowest point during pandemic – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/illinois-case-positivity-rate-drops-to-lowest-point-during-pandemic
— Schneider, Kinzinger blast Greene for latest Holocaust comparison – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210525/schneider-kinzinger-blast-greene-for-latest-holocaust-comparison

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Lightfoot uses race smokescreen to avoid talking about Chicago’s murder rate
https://williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-lightfoot-race-smokescreen-chicago-murder-rate

CAPITOL FAX
— Supreme Court remap plan unveiled
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/25/supreme-court-remap-plan-unveiled/
— Remap roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/25/remap-roundup-2/
— 808 new confirmed and probable cases; 17 additional deaths; 1,419 hospitalized; 350 in ICU; 2.1 percent average case positivity rate; 2.7 percent average test positivity rate; 79,485 average daily doses; 49 percent fully vaxed
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/25/808-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-17-additional-deaths-1419-hospitalized-350-in-icu-21-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-27-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-79485-average-daily-doses-49-perc/
— Could the primary be moved to accommodate national Dems?
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/25/could-the-primary-be-moved-to-accomodate-national-dems/

GOPUSA
— Government Seizes $90K From Rioter-Journalist Who Filmed Capitol ‘Riot’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110729
— Leaked State Department Memo Indicates Official Support For BLM Agenda
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110733

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Stephen Moore: The Continuing Blue State Carnage From COVID Lockdowns
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/stephen-moore-the-continuing-blue-state-carnage-from-covid-lockdowns

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Left Explodes Over 60 Minutes Story on Young People Who Regret Transitioning. “I can’t believe that I transitioned and detransitioned, including hormones and surgery, in the course of, like, less than one year. It’s completely crazy.” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/left-explodes-over-60-minutes-story-on-young-people-who-regret-transitioning/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Kinzinger Says McCarthy’s Loyalty to Trump Will Cost Republicans in the Long Term – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/gop-rep-says-mccarthys-loyalty-to-trump-will-cost-republicans-in-the-long-term/

THE HILL
— Descendants of Black slaves object to renaming Columbus Day. “We will not stop until all the Five Civilized Tribes honor the sacrifices of their black slaves,” said Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore. – Adam Barnes
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/555309-descendants-of-black-slaves-object-to-renaming

POLITICO
— Kinzinger calls for Marjorie Taylor Greene to be kicked out of GOP conference over Holocaust remark – BEN LEONARD
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/25/marjorie-taylor-greene-holocaust-kinzinger-490788

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/trump-s-stranglehold-gop-death-trap-american-democracy-n1268314

NEWSWEEK
— To Win, Conservatives Must Admit We’re Losing – LIZ WHEELER
https://www.newsweek.com/win-conservatives-must-admit-were-losing-opinion-1594240

NARFE
— NARFE’s Best Places to Retire for Federal Employees
(DIERSEN: I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I should survey those who live in the following about their attitude toward federal retirees: Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct.)
https://discovernarfe.org/best-places-to-retire-thank-you

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/half-trans-youth-contemplated-suicide-year-nonstop-republican-attacks/

March 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Third stimulus checks Senate: Biden, Dems prevail as lawmakers pass $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-dems-prevail-as-senate-passes-$19-trillion-covid-relief-bill/10392821/
— Chicago statue review committee not making transparent decisions, Better Government Association reports. Mayor Lightfoot had Columbus statue removed last summer.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-statue-review-committee-not-making-transparent-decisions-bga/10393153/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/6/2021
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,565 new coronavirus cases, 50 deaths. Over 134K COVID vaccine doses administered Friday, a record-high.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2565-new-covid-19-cases-50-deaths/10393379/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump issues GOP endorsements in latest sign he is reentering political arena – Caitlin McFall
(DIERSEN: Which Republican candidates on March 15, 2022 ballots in your precinct will seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-issues-gop-endorsements-in-latest-sign-he-is-reentering-political-arena

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US could be headed for another virus spike as more states lift restrictions – RON DEPASQUALE AND ISABELLA GRULLÓN PAZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-nw-nyt-fauci-covid-spike-20210306-gawxvikerfc7bat3hvxdrrk3x4-story.html
— After COVID-19 stimulus victory in Senate, reality sinks in, bipartisanship is dead – CARL HULSE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-covid-relief-bill-analysis-20210306-s74evoc5hzd2xc4gxlxopntcia-story.html
— With 1 million Illinoisans now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, here’s a look at what the data says about who those people are – JONATHON BERLIN
(DIERSEN: One could argue that all members of protected groups should get vaccinated first. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates, liberals, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, criminals, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-viz-one-million-illinois-covid-vaccinations-20210305-w762ywpnuzhr7m5t35ib5vfxha-htmlstory.html
— Spring Break crowd storms Fort Lauderdale beach — COVID or not – SUSANNAH BRYAN
(DIERSEN: I regret taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975 while my peers were dying in Vietnam. I regret getting student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-71 while my peers were dying in Vietnam. I understand why my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes continue to punish me for the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/fl-ne-spring-break-crowd-covid-20210306-xkzs2tppxnhznellmgtyhc5uve-story.html
— How has a year in the pandemic changed you? The Year of COVID Questionnaire is here to help you take stock. – MARY SCHMICH
(DIERSEN: For me, the pandemic and Zoom have reduced the time that I have to spend in rooms with nasty, insulting, sarcastic, mean, rude, crude, bombastic, troubled, hostile, toxic, vicious, and threatening people who blame me for their problems, a) who blame me for your problems, who blame me for my problems, and/or who blame me for everyone’s problems and/or b) who disapprove of my demographics..)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-covid-year-questionnaire-20210306-kys5aavdtrfvlnspfu7mjdi7pq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— FOID card: Tremendous spike in FOID applications in Illinois and some long waits on renewals. Illinois saw a tremendous spike in applications for the FOID card over the last year, and some FOID renewals are taking a really long time. – Dale Bowman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/5/22313129/foid-card-tremendous-spike-foid-applications-illinois-long-waits-renewals
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use “democracy” to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/6/22313826/voting-rights-election-reform-hr-1-republicans-opposition-democracy-letters

DAILY HERALD
— How suburban educators are responding to state’s call for culturally inclusive instruction – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210306/how-suburban-educators-are-responding-to-states-call-for-culturally-inclusive-instruction
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But they have sparked controversy among Republican legislators, who argue the rules would require licensed teachers and administrators to adhere to a particular political ideology. They view it as an attempt to push liberal politics in the classroom. “It takes teachers and it puts them in a position to become advocates for a particular political agenda,” said Republican rules committee member Rep. Steve Reick of Woodstock last month. “There is a lot of resistance to turning teachers into advocates for particular political viewpoints.”)
— COVID-19 shots set another record, but all other state metrics look worse
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210306/covid-19-shots-set-another-record-but-all-other-state-metrics-look-worse

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats teach children to be LGBTQers.
https://dailyegyptian.com/106438/news/reach-bill-aims-to-require-inclusive-comprehensive-sex-education-in-illinois-schools/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says conservatives dominate Facebook and Twitter.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/do-facebook-and-twitter-silence-conservatives-data-shows-they-actually-dominate/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Far-Right Misinformation Is Thriving On Facebook. A New Study Shows Just How Much.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/far-right-misinformation-thriving-facebook-new-study-shows-just-how-much#stream/0

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— State Rep. Avery Bourne to Represent IL-13 on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee
https://mailchi.mp/a5c911786f2a/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4766044

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Black Candidate Attacked With Noose, Confederate Flag Flyer In Bolingbrook – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/03/black-candidate-attacked-with-noose-confederate-flag-flyer-in-bolingbrook/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— New State GOP Chairman Don Tracy Disses Governor Pritzker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/06/new-state-gop-chairman-don-tracy-disses-pritzker/
— Dundee Township Supervisor Trish Glees Attempted for Her Business to Provide Services At Cost
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/06/glees030621/
— Unfunded State Pensions Balloon to Over $300 Billion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/06/unfunded-state-pensions-balloon-to-over-300-billion/
— Poem about Biden, ala Dr. Seuss
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/06/message-of-the-day-a-poem/
— Opponents of Equal Rights Amendment Win Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/05/opponents-of-equal-rights-amendment-win-again/

CAPITOL FAX
— Durbin, Duckworth outline Illinois-specific provisions in Senate’s “American Rescue Plan” bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/06/durbin-duckworth-outline-illinois-specific-provisions-in-senates-american-rescue-plan-bill/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media give Biden a pass on press conferences after griping about Trump – Quinn Weimer
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-biden-pass/

BREITBART
— Democrats Vote Against Ted Cruz’s Amendment to Stop Stimulus Checks for Illegal Aliens – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/06/democrats-vote-against-ted-cruzs-amendment-to-stop-stimulus-checks-for-illegal-aliens/
— Paul Gosar: Big Tech Getting 15 Percent Discount to Hire Foreign Workers over Americans – ASHLEY OLIVER and JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/03/05/exclusive-paul-gosar-big-tech-getting-15-percent-discount-to-hire-foreign-graduates-over-americans/
— Over 3.3K Migrant Youth in DHS Custody as 20-Year Migration Surge Expected – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/05/over-3-3k-migrant-youth-in-dhs-custody-as-20-year-migration-surge-expected/
— Anthony Fauci: Military Members Skipping Vaccine Are Inadvertently ‘Part of the Problem’ – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2021/03/05/anthony-fauci-military-members-skipping-vaccine-are-inadvertently-part-of-the-problem/
— Joe Biden’s DHS Frees at Least 800 Border Crossers into U.S. in Four Days – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/05/joe-bidens-dhs-frees-at-least-800-border-crossers-into-u-s-in-four-days/
— AZ Sheriff: We’re Getting ‘Five or Six Groups a Day’ Crossing in Spot Where Fence Isn’t Complete – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/03/05/az-sheriff-were-getting-five-or-six-groups-a-day-crossing-in-spot-where-fence-isnt-complete/

BLAZE
— Parade of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash in NYC; weapons seized, police officer hospitalized There were multiple arrests in Times Square – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-parade-protest-nyc

TOWNHALL
— The Truth be Cancelled – Julie Strauss Levin
https://townhall.com/columnists/juliestrausslevin/2021/03/05/the-truth-be-cancelled-n2585805

CHRISTIANITY DAILY
— Big Tech Removing Videos Showing President Trump’s CPAC Speech – KRIZZIA PAOLYN REYES
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/11074/20210306/big-tech-removing-videos-showing-president-trumps-cpac-speech.htm

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Border Crisis: California, Feds Spending Millions on Hotel Rooms for Illegal Migrants – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/03/border-crisis-california-feds-spending-millions-on-hotel-rooms-for-illegal-migrants/

EPOCH TIMES
— Senate Democrats Reject All Republican Amendments But 3 Before Passing Relief Bill in Partisan Vote – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/senate-democrats-reject-all-republican-amendments-but-3-before-passing-relief-bill-in-partisan-vote_3723326.html

POLITICO
— The Rise of the Biden Republicans. The pollster who identified “Reagan Democrats” in the 1980s sees the emergence of a mirror image voting bloc. And it spells trouble for a GOP dominated by Trump. – ZACK STANTON
(DIERSEN: What about Romney Republicans, Duckworth Republicans, Kinzinger Republicans?)
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/03/04/reagan-democrats-biden-republicans-politics-stan-greenberg-473330

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats teach children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2021/03/06/lgbtq-history-equality-education-act-teachers/6648601002/

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN
— Gov. Greg Abbott wants Texans to be able to sue social media for censorship – Chuck Lindell
https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/03/05/texas-gov-greg-abbott-support-bill-lawsuit-social-media-censorship/4584830001/

December 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports record-high 238 COVID-19 deaths, 9,757 cases – Jessica D’Onofrio, Mark Rivera and Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-238-covid-19-deaths-shattering-may-record-/8441267/

CBS2
— As ComEd Bribery Defendants Appear In Court, Some Illinois GOP Lawmakers Call For Speaker Mike Madigan To Resign And Leave State Government – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/02/as-comed-bribery-defendants-appear-in-court-some-illinois-gop-lawmakers-call-for-speaker-mike-madigan-to-resign-and-leave-state-government/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recount in DuPage County auditor race separated by 75 votes to start Monday – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-auditor-discovery-recount-st-1204-20201203-c2w56odjw5c5to2lyg3hn43yyy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recount has also been requested by DuPage County Forest Preserve District board District 4 candidate Tim Whelan, and will also be done next week, Bond said. . .Bond said Grogan will pay $10 per precinct for the partial recount. If 230 precincts are recounted, the bill will be about $2,300. Grogan has asked his supporters to help him cover the expense. “This is not a free process so I am asking you for assistance,” his post on social media said.)
— Illinois reports 238 COVID-19 deaths, the most in a single day since the pandemic began – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-record-deaths-20201202-tgw6c6kyfneg5ac5ktix6zfcy4-story.html
— How did your neighbors vote for president, Senate and the graduated-rate income tax amendment? Search our city and suburban map to find out. – CHAD YODER and JONATHON BERLIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-viz-2020-election-precinct-map-20201202-dao2rj6u3bezxfvde2fmadzj6i-htmlstory.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Last throes of Trump’s presidency turn ugly — even dangerous.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-election-aftermath-20201203-l7ewibwwfrfdhjqexjhbtz6z7y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed sales on pace to top $1 billion in 2020, expert says The prediction came as the state announced another $75 million in recreational sales took place in November, similar to the record haul in October. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/12/2/22146660/illinois-weed-sales-could-top-1-billion-in-2020-expert-says

DAILY HERALD
— One last political squabble for Lauzen throws Kane County newsletter into limbo – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201202/one-last-political-squabble-for-lauzen-throws-kane-county-newsletter-into-limbo

WTTW
— More Lawmakers Turn Against Madigan 4 defendants plead not guilty to ComEd bribery charges – Amanda Vinicky and Alexandra Silets
https://news.wttw.com/2020/12/02/spotlight-politics-more-lawmakers-turn-against-madigan

HINSDALE PATCH
— How Many Section 8-Type Vouchers in Hinsdale? In Illinois, landlords are allowed to discriminate against voucher recipients. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/how-many-section-8-type-vouchers-hinsdale

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Joliet Township Officials learn the hard way – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/joliet-township-officials-learn-the-hard-way/
— DuPage Township Republicans Unanimously Slated Candidates – JM KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/dupage-township-republicans-unanimously-slated-candidates/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 4 MADIGAN ASSOCIATES PLEAD ‘NOT GUILTY’ TO FEDERAL CHARGES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/4-madigan-associates-plead-not-guilty-to-federal-charges.html
— ILLINOIS REPORTS HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID-RELATED DEATHS IN 24 HOURS: 238
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/illinois-reports-highest-number-of-covid-related-deaths-in-24-hours-238-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House Judiciary Committee launches its own probe into massive outbreak at LaSalle Veterans’ Home
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/house-judiciary-committee-launches-its-own-probe-into-massive-outbreak-at-lasalle-veterans-home/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/covid-19-roundup-61/
— 9,757 new confirmed and probable cases; 238 additional deaths; 5,764 hospitalized; 1,190 in the ICU; 10.6 percent case positivity rate; 12.5 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/9757-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-238-additional-deaths-5764-hospitalized-1190-in-the-icu-106-percent-case-positivity-rate-125-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— 24 percent of LaSalle Veterans Home residents have now been killed by coronavirus, 89 percent infected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/24-percent-of-illinois-veterans-home-residents-have-now-been-killed-by-coronavirus-89-percent-infected/

GOPUSA
— WHISTLEBLOWERS: 200,000 Ballots Just Disappeared; 100,000 Illegal Votes Backdated – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98619

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Who Funds The Statue-Topplers? This summer, a prominent statue of Christopher Columbus was destroyed by activist vandals. But this was no spontaneous act of passion. – DECLAN LEARY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/who-funds-the-statue-topplers/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Team to File Lawsuit: 40,000 People Voted Twice in Nevada – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-team-claims-40000-people-voted-twice-in-nevada-to-file-lawsuit_3602039.html

THE HILL
— Illinois Republican Mike Bost elected to serve as next ranking member of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/528494-mike-bost-elected-to-serve-as-next-ranking-member-of-house-committee-on
— Older Americans face age-related employment challenges amid pandemic – ALEX GANGITANO
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/528271-older-americans-face-age-related-employment-challenges-amid-pandemic
— List of Republicans breaking with Trump grows longer – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/528476-list-of-republicans-breaking-with-trump-grows-longer

NEW YORK TIMES
— More Than 100,000 Virus Patients Are Hospitalized in the U.S., a First.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/02/world/covid-19-coronavirus#any-thinking-person-has-to-be-worried-us-hospitals-are-treating-100226-covid-19-patients

WASHINGTON POST
— New U.S. coronavirus cases top 200,000 in a day as CDC director issues stark warning
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/02/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

ATLANTIC
— Minority Rule Cannot Last in America It never has. – Kenneth Owen (DIERSEN: Do the demographics of the leaders of your municipality, township, county, Illinois, and America reflect the demographics of the voters in your municipality, township, county, Illinois, and America? What percent of the leaders of your city, township, county, Illinois, and America share your race, gender, age range, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, veteran status, position on Trump, have dependents/not have dependents, have health problems/healthy, liberal/moderate/conservative, Democrat/Libertarian/Green/Independent/RINO/Republican, citizenship status, income range, net worth range, renter/homeowner, non-gun owner/gun owner, length of time your ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/minority-rule-cannot-last-america/617272/

November 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Doctor says President-elect Biden sprained a foot while playing with his dog – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-elect-biden-twists-ankle-while-playing-with-dog/8364564/

NBC5
— Restaurant Outdoor Dining Tents Vandalized in West Loop Formento’s Italian restaurant and Bar Siena were among those targeted – Lexi Sutter
https://www.nbcchicago.com/local-2/restaurant-outdoor-dining-tents-vandalized-in-west-loop/2382185/
— Trump Says His Election Challenges Probably Won’t Make It to the Supreme Court – Tucker Higgins
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-says-his-election-challenges-probably-wont-make-it-to-the-supreme-court/2382116/

WGN RADIO
— Trump ‘ashamed’ to have endorsed Republican Georgia governor – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/trump-ashamed-to-have-endorsed-republican-georgia-governor/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dr. Anthony Fauci says US may see ‘surge upon a surge’ of coronavirus in coming weeks – TAMARA LUSH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-updates-20201129-o5aigce3ofganabptt2rgqbb5e-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 7,178 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, 57 deaths reported Sunday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201126-p2sddii4uvchvp5x5iry2unaz4-story.html
— Jill Biden, Joe’s chief protector, to step up as first lady – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-jill-biden-first-lady-20201129-aq7meah3ird5fblov6s4qid6ai-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump casts more baseless conspiracy theories in his first one-on-one post-election loss interview.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-interview-fox-business-maria-bartiromo-20201129-7nl2law66bahziq6fvxsj42nay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black, Brown communities should get first dibs on coronavirus vaccine, minority leaders say “We’re asking and demanding that we have a sense of trust by allowing us to be considered to be first when it comes to distribution,” said Pastor John Harrell, of Proviso Baptist Church in Maywood. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/29/21725597/black-brown-communities-should-get-first-dibs-on-coronavirus-vaccine-minority-leaders-say
— Weekend drop in COVID-19 cases attributed to low number of tests reported over the holiday weekend
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/29/21725013/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Illinois records 7,178 new coronavirus cases as testing numbers dip over holiday weekend Since March, nearly 12,200 Illinoisans have succumbed to the coronavirus or died of virus-related complications. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/29/21725395/illinois-records-7178-new-coronavirus-cases-as-testing-numbers-dip-over-holiday-weekend

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 cases dip, but hospitalizations on the rise
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201129/covid-19-cases-dip-but-hospitalizations-on-the-rise

WBEZ
— Chairman Of Illinois Panel Investigating Madigan Has COVID-19 Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, says he has mild symptoms and hopes to keep a Dec. 14 date for the committee’s next hearing. – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chairman-of-illinois-panel-investigating-madigan-has-covid-19/a242ec8a-b176-4c58-8b5d-f45816eea078

NORTHWEST HERALD
— First openly gay woman elected to McHenry County Board says she will be a voice for LGBTQ residents (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Who is a voice for those who share your demographics?)
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/29/first-openly-gay-woman-elected-to-mchenry-county-board-says-she-will-be-a-voice-for-lgbtq-residents/aj8xk2o/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 887 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 12 deaths – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/29/dupage-county-reports-887-covid-19-cases-sunday-12-deaths/aww4l4t/

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— More budget woes ahead after Illinois votes down tax amendment – Ryan Scott
https://dailyegyptian.com/104944/news/more-budget-woes-ahead-after-illinois-votes-down-tax-amendment/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team – AP (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers, organizations, etc. post signs that say that the following are not welcome: those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/biden-chooses-an-all-female-senior-white-house-press-team/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois reports 57 more virus deaths among 7,178 new cases – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/29/illinois-reports-57-more-virus-deaths-among-7178-n/
— Trump says judges refuse to look at evidence of election fraud Says rigged systems will put Biden in White House – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/29/trump-judges-refuse-look-election-fraud-evidence/

THE HILL
— Biden diagnosed with fractured foot after slipping while playing with dog – JUSTINE COLEMAN AND JOHN BOWDEN –
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/527911-biden-to-be-examined-by-doctor-after-twisting-ankle

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The King of Trump TV Thinks You’re Dumb Enough to Buy It. Chris Ruddy, the C.E.O. of Newsmax, has found a business opportunity in feeding Trump supporters the fantasy that the president could still win the election.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/business/media/newsmax-chris-ruddy-trump.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Restaurant Holdouts Defy Covid-19 Shutdown Orders Rising coronavirus cases pose new threat to battered restaurant businesses – Heather Haddon and Julie Wernau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/restaurant-holdouts-defy-covid-19-shutdown-orders-11606658401

November 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump sues in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wisconsin recount in 2020 presidential election results – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-sues-in-3-states-laying-ground-for-contesting-election-outcome/7672061/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL shatters COVID-19 daily record with 9,935 new cases as death toll surpasses 10K COVID-19 testing facilities report long lines – Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-shatters-covid-19-daily-record-with-9935-new-cases/7674990/
— Counties with worst COVID-19 surges overwhelmingly voted Trump in 2020 presidential election – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/counties-with-worst-covid-19-surges-overwhelmingly-voted-trump/7683127/
— Trump’s lead over Biden shrinks to fewer than 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-lead-over-biden-shrinks-to-fewer-than-80000-votes-in-pa/7654575/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Continues Setting New Records as Cases Surge
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-state-continues-setting-new-records-as-cases-surge/2364627/
— Counties With Worst Virus Surges Overwhelmingly Voted Trump State health officials hope to reframe their messages and aim for a reset on public sentiment now that the election is over – Carla K. Johnson, Hannah Fingerhut and Pia Deshpande
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/counties-with-worst-virus-surges-overwhelmingly-voted-trump/2364979/
— Senate Control Hangs in Balance With a Few Races Undecided With the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden also undecided, the Senate is in limbo – Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/senate-control-hangs-in-balance-with-a-few-races-undecided/2364916/

CBS2
— Pritzker Says Madigan Should Leave As Head Of Illinois Democratic Party
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/05/pritzker-says-madigan-should-leave-as-head-of-illinois-democratic-party/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker now has simple answer on whether Madigan needs to go: ‘Yes.’ Speaker Michael Madigan defiantly responded a few hours later, saying he’s not going anywhere and looks “forward to continuing our fight for working families as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/5/21551692/pritzker-madigan-election-resign-graduated-income-tax-durbin-democratic-party-chairman
— Campaign scorecard: Pritzker, Preckwinkle, Madigan — big winners or big losers? Preckwinkle wasn’t ready to concede defeat in her effort to deny Judge Michael Toomin another term on the bench. But the Cook County Board president said she was grateful for her protégé Kim Foxx’s landslide win in the state’s attorney’s race. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/4/21550057/pritzker-preckwinkle-madigan-graduated-tax-winners-losers-election-foxx-obrien
— America is a house divided against itself The Civil War isn’t over. We keep refighting it. At least we still have Lincoln to help us bumble through. – Neil Steinberg (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/5/21550904/election-united-states-civil-war-slavery-lincoln-biden-trump-illinois-separation-chicago-secede
— Trump complains of ‘corrupt system’ while Biden, nearing victory, assures ‘the process is working’ CNN reported that Biden had increased his narrow lead in Nevada. Meanwhile, judges have dismissed lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign in Michigan and Georgia.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/11/5/21550944/presidential-election-biden-pushes-closer-270
— Jim Oberweis, Lauren Underwood outcome in limbo; Oberweis starts recount fundraising Republican Jim Oberweis declared himself the winner as Democrat Lauren Underwood’s campaign said thousands of ballots for the House seat still have to be counted. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/4/21550393/jim-oberweis-lauren-underwood-outcome-illinois-congress-seat-in-limbo-oberweis-considers-recount
— Pritzker warns of restrictions as state hits ‘terrible milestone’ of 10,000 deaths: ‘We’re heading down a very dark, dark path’ State health officials Thursday reported 9,935 new COVID-19 cases, dwarfing the previous high of 7,899 set on Oct. 31. – Mitch Dudek, Fran Spielman, and Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/5/21551291/illinois-coronavirus-update-new-cases-record-nov-5

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Her opponent has claimed victory in a tight contest, but Rep. Lauren Underwood optimistic as mail ballots continue to be counted – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-jim-oberweis-20201106-72fimpcdubbodk2cdq3vmmjkg4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden showing strength in key states, Trump pushing baseless claims of electoral misconduct as vote counting continues.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-2020-election-results-live-updates-20201105-fghzxeji6jgyhnmqkkzl6sy4pu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— What we know — and don’t know — about outstanding mail-in ballots – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201105/what-we-know-x2014-and-dont-know-x2014-about-outstanding-mail-in-ballots
— Server issues interrupt vote counting in McHenry County
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201105/server-issues-interrupt-vote-counting-in-mchenry-county
— Oberweis’ lead over Underwood narrows in 14th Congressional District race – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201105/oberweis-lead-over-underwood-narrows-in-14th-congressional-district-race
— Elmhurst mayor to Pritzker: Restaurants ‘will not survive’ restrictions – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20201105/elmhurst-mayor-to-pritzker-restaurants-will-not-survive-restrictions

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker: Madigan should quit party leadership post Asked if the speaker should step down as head of the Democratic Party of Illinois, the governor said “yes”—his strongest stance yet on the embattled legislator. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzker-madigan-should-quit-party-leadership-post
— Did Madigan hurt Illinois Dems prospects on election night? Emanuel, Durkin discuss House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined a Crain’s Forum event to discuss the what’s next for the budget and the state’s political parties. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/did-madigan-hurt-illinois-dems-prospects-election-night-emanuel-durkin-discuss

WTTW
— Trump Tweets His Outrage in All Caps as Votes Are Counted – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2020/11/05/trump-tweets-his-outrage-all-caps-votes-are-counted

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Man running for Peoria City Council faces backlash for attending Trump rally – Brittni Clemons (DIERSEN: Too what extent do those who are seeking to represent you on your city council share your demographics?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/man-running-for-peoria-city-council-faces-backlash-for-attending-trump-rally/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Election Dispute Increases Risk Of Political Violence, Analysts Warn – HANNAH ALLAM
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/election-dispute-increases-risk-political-violence-analysts-warn#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following demographics that you have, the more that Democrats and RINOs discourage you from seeking a government office or political office: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, overweight, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoider (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/local-state-elections-hit-unique-diversity-milestones#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Counties in Illinois approve nonbinding resolution to create new state – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/counties-in-illinois-approve-nonbinding-resolution-to-create-new-state/article_650bea02-1ef1-11eb-8ccc-af1279ff6aa4.html

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Hunger Crisis: 1 In 5 Americans Turning To Food Banks A new Consumer Reports survey reveals a growing food-insecurity problem, with people of color disproportionately affected
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/s/havy4/hunger-crisis-1-5-americans-turning-food-banks

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage Co. Presidential Election Results: Trump’s Vote Increases Did Trump get more support in DuPage County in 2020 than 2016? See the vote totals here. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: In my precinct, as of yesterday, Trump got 151 votes while he only got 127 votes in 2016.
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-co-presidential-election-results-trumps-vote-increases

CAPITOL FAX
— McConchie will be next Senate Republican Leader, Rezin to be Deputy Leader
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/05/mcconchie-will-be-next-senate-republican-leader-rezin-to-be-deputy-leader/
— 9,935 new cases, 97 additional deaths, 3,891 hospitalized, 772 in the ICU, case positivity rate 9.1 percent, test positivity rate 10.5 percent, state surpasses 10,000 deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/05/9935-new-cases-97-additional-deaths-3891-hospitalized-772-in-the-icu-case-positivity-rate-91-percent-test-positivity-rate-105-percent-state-surpasses-10000-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/05/covid-19-roundup-57/
— Almost 10 percent of all new unemployment insurance claims were filed in Illinois last week
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/05/almost-10-percent-of-all-new-unemployment-insurance-claims-were-filed-in-illinois-last-week/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Judges have tossed Trump campaign challenges in Michigan, Georgia – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/5/judges-have-tossed-trump-campaign-challenges-michi/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois governor blames Republicans for budget problems after voters reject progressive tax – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-governor-blames-republicans-for-budget-problems-after-voters-reject-progressive-tax

FOX NEWS
— Trump touts gains with minorities and women: ‘We’re the party of inclusion’ The House GOP added at least 10 women to its ranks – Morgan Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-party-of-inclusion

GOPUSA
— White Business Owners Not Eligible For Oregon State Fund
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97186

BLAZE
— Georgia secretary of state said this morning there were under 25K uncounted ballots remaining. Now his office claims there are over 60K. – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/georgia-election-uncounted-ballots-60k

THE HILL
— Civil unrest fears grow as protests hit vote-counting battleground states – OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/524667-civil-unrest-fears-grow-protests-vote-counting-battleground-states

WASHINGTON POST
— USPS processed 150,000 ballots after Election Day, jeopardizing thousands of votes The number of mailed ballots not delivered by Nov. 3 is expected to grow as more postal data is released in the coming days – Jacob Bogage and Christopher Ingraham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/11/05/usps-late-ballots-election/
— Trump’s Twitter feed is covered in warning labels – Cat Zakrzewski
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/05/technology-202-trump-twitter-feed-is-covered-warning-labels/
— Election reveals deeper divides between red and blue America – Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/america-divided-rural-urban/2020/11/04/8ddac854-1ebf-11eb-b532-05c751cd5dc2_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Twitter continues to mask Trump’s posts about ballot counting – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/11/05/twitter-continues-to-mask-trumps-posts-about-ballot-counting/

NEWSWEEK
— After the Election, Conservatives Brace For an Emboldened ‘Cancel Culture’ Movement – PAUL BOND
https://www.newsweek.com/after-election-conservatives-brace-emboldened-cancel-culture-movement-1545212
— Trump Wins Highest Percent of Nonwhite Voters of Any Republican in 60 Years, Doubles LGBTQ Support From 2016: Exit Poll – MATTHEW IMPELLI
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-wins-highest-percent-nonwhite-voters-any-republican-60-years-doubles-lgbtq-support-2016-1545294

October 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 3,714 new coronavirus cases, 41 deaths; Phase 3 restrictions imposed on south, west suburbs Kane, DuPage, Will and Kankakee to face new restrictions as positivity rate surges – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/live-parts-of-illinois-return-to-phase-3-covid-19-restrictions/7181614/
— Melania Trump cancels campaign appearance, still recovering from COVID-19 – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/melania-trump-cancels-campaign-appearance-says-shes-not-feeling-well/7189949/
— Rush Limbaugh says his lung cancer is terminal – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/rush-limbaugh-says-his-lung-cancer-is-terminal/7184325/
— ‘Our America: Living While Black’ addresses education disparities in public school systems (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the Missouri Synod Lutheran grade schools that my parents sent me to, but at the time, they hint/imply/argue/shout that I got an unfair advantage in life because I attended those schools.)
https://abc7chicago.com/education/our-america-living-while-black-tackles-education-disparities-/7187968/

NBC5
— Illinois Health Officials Identify 3 Primary Locations (workplaces, school, and restaurants and bars) Where COVID-19 Spreads Most Easily
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-health-officials-identify-3-primary-locations-where-covid-19-spreads-most-easily/2356685/
— Cough Keeps Melania Trump Off Campaign Trail The first lady announced last week that she had recovered from COVID-19 after she and the president received their positive test results in early October
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/cough-keeps-melania-trump-off-campaign-trail/2356558/
— How Trump Plowed Through $1 Billion, Losing Cash Advantage Some campaign aides privately acknowledge they are facing difficult spending decisions – Brian Slodysko and Zeke Miller
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/how-trump-plowed-through-1-billion-losing-cash-advantage/2356624/
— Suburban Schools Navigate Rising Covid-19 Cases Despite a warning from the DuPage County Health Department, some districts are moving forward with plans to bring students back for in-person learning. – Kate Chappell
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/suburban-schools-navigate-rising-covid-19-cases/2356740/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
– Memphis poll worker fired for turning away voters with Black Lives Matter shirts (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/poll-worker-fired-for-turning-away-voters-with-black-lives-matter-shirts

WGN RADIO
— ‘40% of restaurants could close for good’ – Illinois Restaurant Association President Sam Toia on impact of COVID-19 surge
https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/40-of-restaurants-could-close-for-good-ira-president-sam-toia-on-impact-of-covid-19-surge/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Disgusted’ NU president condemns students who burned a school banner and vandalized campus during police protests, sparking calls for his resignation – ELYSSA CHERNEY and GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-northwestern-university-police-protests-president-20201020-cflznyjik5fmdgocuao3oojjka-story.html
— Illinois orders tighter restrictions on bars, restaurants and gatherings in several suburban counties as coronavirus positivity rates rise – DAN PETRELLA and GRACE WONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-restrictions-roll-back-suburbs-20201020-6fhep6fodfdmpgbl5q7o26qdli-story.html
— Chicago-area hospitals watch surge in COVID-19 patients, brace for things to get worse – LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-hospitals-second-wave-illinois-preparations-steroids-20201020-tqhahnqq6fdmrpognbusmlyjju-story.html
— Why are Chicagoans moving away during the pandemic? As study suggests outbound migration is spiking, we asked them. – ARIEL CHEUNG (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want Republicans to leave Illinois, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-chicago-moving-covid-19-asked-why-20201020-thwgyh4muzexfi4q7k6uulowwe-story.html
— Prospects dim for return of Chicago’s convention industry. ‘I would say definitely not 2021.’ – ABDEL JIMENEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-convention-industry-late-return-2021-chicago-coronavirus-20201020-npkk3i3quredjm5ti7rh7jkr4a-story.html
— Mail-in, early voting in Illinois soars past 1 million mark – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-early-voting-tally-illinois-suburbs-restrictions-covid-spin-20201020-wvqapf4ibjbbxhhbhieclbbune-story.html
— Republican Mazzochi of Elmhurst faces Democrat Zordani of Clarendon Hills in election for state rep of 47th District – KIMBERLY FORNEK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/ct-elh-state-rep-47-election-tl-1022-20201020-3zpxhgebmfa5dku27who3xxate-story.html
— Jim Durkin seeks reelection in 82nd District against newcomer Kassem Moukahal – CHUCK FIELDMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/ct-dws-state-rep-82nd-tl-1022-20201020-kbfodaqglfh7ti2zrezdxdcnxe-story.html
— Pritzker announced tighter restrictions for Kane, DuPage, Will, Kankakee counties. Here’s what that means for restaurants and residents – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kane-dupage-will-covid-restrictions-st-20201020-lpt7vaw735dv3byxj6fhhgygzq-story.html
— DuPage sets record on first day of early voting while Will reports lines of voters waiting to cast ballots – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-will-dupage-early-voting-st-1021-20201020-rssjvrdjfjcavienmlgneonz5a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters want Latinos to vote for Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/10/20/21522948/latino-voting-2020-election-united-states-voting-demographics-voto-political-power-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— ‘We’re now entering a new wave of this virus’: Counties will face restrictions starting Friday – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201020/were-now-entering-a-new-wave-of-this-virus-counties-will-face-restrictions-starting-friday-
— OUTSTANDING: Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle visit Woodstock for Trump rally – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201020/donald-trump-jr-kimberly-guilfoyle-visit-woodstock-for-trump-rally
— Laura Hois: Candidate profile, Illinois State House — 81st District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201020/laura-hois-candidate-profile-illinois-state-house-x2014-81st-district
— Endorsement: Walsh for Illinois House Dist. 62
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201019/endorsement-walsh-for-illinois-house-dist-62

WTTW
— Candidate Forum: Republican Ives Aims to Unseat Casten in 6th District – Alexandra Silets
https://news.wttw.com/2020/10/20/candidate-forum-republican-ives-aims-unseat-casten-6th-district

SUBURBAN LIFE
— First day of expanded early voting in DuPage County shatters previous record – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/10/20/first-day-of-expanded-early-voting-in-dupage-county-shatters-previous-record/aai30p4/

WSIU
— Republican Legislators Hold Press Tour Supporting GOP Supreme Court Candidate – BENJY JEFFORDS
https://news.wsiu.org/post/republican-legislators-hold-press-tour-supporting-gop-supreme-court-candidate#stream/0

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Four Downstate Lawmakers Launch ‘Restore Illinois Tour’ – CHASE CAVANAUGH
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/four-downstate-lawmakers-launch-restore-illinois-tour

WAND
— A trial to determine who won the 2018 Macon County sheriff race has been delayed to late October.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/macon-co-sheriffs-race-recount-trial-delayed/article_b9b39524-1261-11eb-8c2b-dfff4d17654c.html

ELMHURST PATCH
— The Gender And Partisan Rift On DuPage County Board Tensions flare between board chairman and one of the members. The chair was accused of sounding more like Trump. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/gender-partisan-rift-dupage-county-board

CRYSTAL LAKE PATCH
— Casten, Ives Spar On COVID-19, Values Of 6th District Voters Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, is going against challenger Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, in the 6th Congressional District race. – Amie Schaenzer
https://patch.com/illinois/crystallake/casten-ives-spar-covid-19-values-6th-district-voters-0

WHEATON PATCH
— Early Voting Breaks Records In DuPage County: Clerk’s Office Monday was the first day of early voting at several sites across DuPage County. – Lisa Marie Farver,
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/early-voting-breaks-records-dupage-county-clerks-office
— 48 Sex Offenders In Wheaton: 2020 Safety Map There are 48 sex offenders from Wheaton, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/48-sex-offenders-wheaton-2020-safety-map

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06: Sean Casten Campaign Continues Wizard of Oz / Halloween Theme – Wicked Witch of the West Pelosi to Campaign for Him
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/20/flsa2/
— Franks Re-Election Campaign Surfaces
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/20/franks-re-election-campaign-surfaces/
— Grafton Township First to Decide to Hold Republican February Township Primary Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/20/grafton-township-first-to-decide-to-hold-republican-february-township-primary-election/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS GOVERNOR RETURNS MAJOR AREAS TO PHASE 3 COVID RESTRICTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/illinois-governor-returns-major-areas-to-phase-3-covid-restrictions.html
— SENATOR SYVERSON: COVID-19 ACTIONS BY THE STATE DEFY COMMON SENSE AND SCIENCE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/senator-syverson-covid-19-actions-by-the-state-defy-common-sense-and-science.html
— DUPAGE CO STATE’S ATTORNEY DENIES BOND FOR TWO CHICAGOANS ACCUSED OF ARMED ROBBERY IN OAK BROOK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/dupage-co-states-attorney-denies-bond-for-two-chicagoans-accused-of-armed-robbery-in-oak-brook.html
— A SHRINKING POPULATION: ILLINOIS THE OUTLIER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/a-shrinking-population-illinois-the-outlier.html
— THORNER/COOK: WHAT’S ONE LITTLE VOTE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/thornercook-whats-one-little-vote-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: Will, Kankakee, DuPage and Kane counties heading for mitigation on Friday
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/20/pritzker-will-kankakee-dupage-and-kane-counties-heading-for-mitigation-on-friday/
— Republican state Senator says state mitigations should be based on hospitalizations, not positivity rates
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/20/republican-state-senator-says-state-mitigations-should-be-based-on-hospitalizations-not-positivity-rates/
— 3,714 new cases, 41 additional deaths, 2,261 in hospitals, 5.5 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/20/3714-new-cases-41-additional-deaths-2261-in-hospitals-55-percent-positivity-rate/

GOPUSA
— New Data Analysis Finds 353 Counties With 1.8 Million More Registered Voters Than Eligible Citizens
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=96551

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Big Tech’s End-Run Around The First Amendment Big Tech platforms are the public squares of our time. Anyone who says free speech there doesn’t matter is lying to himself. – PETER VAN BUREN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/big-techs-end-run-around-the-first-amendment/
— Slavery Reparations? We Already Tried Them And They Didn’t Work Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty was intended to raise up black Americans. Instead it benefitted bureaucrats and big unions. – LEWIS M. ANDREWS
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/slavery-reparations-we-already-tried-them-and-they-didnt-work/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Senate Will Vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation on Monday – MAIREAD MCARDLE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/senate-will-vote-on-amy-coney-barretts-supreme-court-confirmation-on-monday/

THE HILL
— Justice Department charges Google with illegally maintaining search monopoly – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/521850-justice-department-charges-google-with-illegally-maintaining-search

NBC NEWS
— Two weeks until Election Day, Democrats have a big lead in early voting Results are closer in some battleground states, and state Republicans are banking on bigger turnout on Election Day. – Nigel Chiwaya, Jiachuan Wu, Elliott Ramos and Kanwal Syed
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/two-weeks-till-election-day-democrats-have-big-lead-early-n1243991
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican attack you if you do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/political-candidates-face-uptick-anti-lgbtq-attack-ads-n1244032

August 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Protesters demand accountability from Chicago police, Mayor Lightfoot after violent clash with police in Loop CPD releases video showing beginning of clash Sunday – Jesse Kirsch, Alexis McAdams (DIERSEN: So far, what demands have protesters, vandals, looters, and rioters made on your mayor and how has your mayor responded to those demands? Should mayors be required to issue press releases that detail a) the demands that have been made on them, b) the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and/or countries that made those demands, and c) exactly how they responded to those demands?)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicago-protesters-demand-accountability-from-cpd-mayor-after-loop-clash/6372706/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,562 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-il-reports-1562-new-coronavirus-cases-18-deaths/6372985/

NBC5
— 4 Dead, at Least 39 Wounded in Chicago Shootings So Far This Weekend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/4-dead-at-least-39-wounded-in-chicago-shootings-so-far-this-weekend/2323282/

CBS2
— Fingerpointing After Protest Turns Violent: Activists Accuse Police Of Attacking Them – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/fingerpointing-after-protest-turns-violent-activists-accuse-police-of-attacking-them/
— Mayor Lightfoot Addresses Violent Protest, Looting, And COVID-19 In Chicago On ‘Face The Nation’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/16/mayor-lightfoot-addresses-violent-protest-looting-and-covid-19-in-chicago-on-face-the-nation/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois imposes new COVID-19 rules after spike in cases
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-imposes-new-covid-19-rules-after-spike-in-cases
— New Zealand delays election after COVID-19 outbreak in Auckland – Nick Perry
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/new-zealand-delays-election-after-covid-19-outbreak-in-auckland
— Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-to-call-house-back-into-session-to-vote-on-usps-bill

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Blame game for weekend downtown melee pits mayor and CPD against activists Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday said “people have embedded themselves in these seemingly peaceful protests and come for a fight.” But some protesters said they were left “running for our lives” when officers apparently attempted to confine them in a small area Saturday night. – Tom Schuba and Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/16/21371041/chicago-mayor-police-department-protesters-melee-fight-good-kids-mad-city-increase-peace-lightfoot
— Illinois universities losing millions as students stay home UIC expects to lose $15 million with the number of students living on campus slashed in half, while Loyola expects a $50 million hit. – Clare Proctor
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/16/21365086/illinois-universities-fall-pandemic-uic-uiuc-illinois-dorms-loyola
— 2020 Democratic National Convention Programming is set to be broadcast and streamed online each night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/8/13/21367797/democratic-national-convention-2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Accusations fly between police and protesters one day after violent clash injured dozens – PAIGE FRY and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-downtown-protests-violent-20200816-v7yrehiibnbkvfpqxsijgz4cme-story.html
— Young organizers demand the release of arrested protesters and call on Chicago to address police violence – SOPHIE SHERRY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-downtown-protest-arrests-young-activists-20200816-ev3dyxqh3zc6bamxg52zv2wyim-story.html

CAPITOL FAX
— State announces mitigation effort in Metro East
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/16/state-announces-mitigation-effort-in-metro-east/

BREITBART
— NY Times: Kamala Harris Is the ‘Face of America’s Demographic Shift’ – John Binder (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at non-Whites that non-Democrat Whites are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/16/ny-times-kamala-harris-face-americas-demographic-shift/

BLAZE
— Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle demand white residents ‘give up’ their homes ‘Now do something about it!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-protesters-demand-white-residents-give-up-their-homes

NEWSMAX
— Navarro: Dems Want USPS to Be ‘Ballot-Harvesting Service’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/peternavarro-usps-mail-invoting/2020/08/16/id/982379/

THE HILL
— Chicago mayor: People who have ‘come for a fight’ have ’embedded themselves’ in peaceful protests – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/512228-chicago-mayor-people-who-have-come-for-a-fight-have-embedded
— Democrats featuring ‘rising stars’ in convention keynotes – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: Are/were you a rising star? I never was a rising star while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. To be a rising star in the federal government, you have to be a Democrat and at least one of the following: minority, female, and/or young. However, notwithstanding the fact that I am Republican, White, and male, IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO promoted me in 1986.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/512240-democrats-featuring-rising-stars-in-convention-keynotes

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Harris
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/16/harris-breathes-life-into-biden-campaign-395804

NBC NEWS
— On convention eve, Democrats are apprehensive – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/eve-their-convention-democrats-are-apprehensive-n1236893

WASHINGTON POST
— House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top testify at ‘urgent’ hearing The House Oversight Committee announced a hearing for Aug. 24, inviting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan – Jacob Bogage and Joseph Marks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/16/postal-service-mail-democrats-hearing-dejoy/
— The country’s future could hinge on postal workers – William H. McRaven
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-countrys-future-could-hinge-on-postal-workers/2020/08/16/c0f7b97e-dfca-11ea-8dd2-d07812bf00f7_story.html
— Harris’s wooing of Black activists paved a path to the ticket – Annie Linskey and Chelsea Janes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/harriss-wooing-of-black-activists-paved-a-path-to-the-ticket/2020/08/15/d638b276-de70-11ea-b205-ff838e15a9a6_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— How to protect yourself if you work in a toxic workplace – Vicki Salemi (DIERSEN: I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. My Democrat supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates protected themselves from being in a toxic workplace by helping my 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. Extremely few federal employees made the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://nypost.com/2020/08/16/how-to-take-control-of-a-toxic-workplace-with-a-horrible-boss/

WASHINGTON POST
— FedEx and UPS are wary of delivering ballots for November election – Jacob Bogage and Colby Itkowitz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/15/postal-service-ballots-fedex-ups/

NPR
— What To Know About The Democratic National Convention
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/16/903051880/what-to-know-about-the-democratic-national-convention

WLOS
— OUTSTANDING: “We wouldn’t be safe without them” Demonstrators brave weather for ‘Back the Blue’ rally – Kari Barrows
https://wlos.com/news/local/we-wouldnt-be-safe-without-them-demonstrators-brave-weather-for-back-the-blue-rally

FEDERAL TIMES
— Background investigations —How to get a security clearance for a federal job – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn federal jobs, federal employees, and federal retirees like me, but who have never applied for a federal job a) because they knew that they could not pass a background investigation, b) because they view federal the pay and benefits as being terrible, c) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, d) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, e) because they cannot pass an employment examination, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, and/or g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree?)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2020/08/16/background-investigations-how-to-get-a-security-clearance-for-a-federal-job/

SPECTRUM NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Binghamton Back the Blue Rally Draws Massive Turnout
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2020/08/16/binghamton-back-the-blue-rally-draws-massive-turnout

DAILY MAIL
— ‘I’m trying to get my miles in before the Secret Service stops me’: Joe Biden revs up for the convention by taking his 1967 Corvette for a spin in latest campaign video – MARLENE LENTHANG (DIERSEN: What demographics do you share with Biden? Both Biden and I are Corvette owners, former federal employees, White, male, older, married, college graduates, Christian, non-poor, non-drinkers, gun owners, draft avoiders, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time. Biden owns a 1967 Corvette that his father gave him as a wedding gift in 1966. My father died suddenly in 1969 when I was 21 years old. I own a 1972 Corvette that I bought in 1971 a) with an insurance settlement that I got for the theft in Chicago of my 1969 Dodge Charger SE and b) with money that I earned working full-time for IRS and part-time for Firestone Stores. I own a 2005 Corvette that I bought in 2005 with money that I got from selling my 1968 Dodge Charger R/T and my 1962 Chevy Impala SS. I had owned the Charger R/T since 1994 and the Impala SS since 1989.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8633369/Joe-Biden-takes-1967-Corvette-spin-campaign-video.html

May 28 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump signs order to fight online censorship
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies after fact checks applied to his tweets
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-escalates-war-on-twitter-social-media-protections/6217025/

NBC5
— One Day Before Entering Phase 3, Illinois Reports 1,527 New Coronavirus Cases Much of Illinois is set to enter its next stage of reopening Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/one-day-before-entering-phase-3-illinois-reports-1527-new-coronavirus-cases/2279458/
— All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday: Pritzker As of Thursday, just two days remained in the statewide stay-at-home order, but regions can begin entering phase three Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/all-4-of-illinois-health-regions-will-be-allowed-to-enter-phase-3-friday-pritzker-says/2279486/

CBS2
— Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/28/lightfoot-phase-3-in-chicago-begins-june-3/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker bolsters testing rules for nursing homes, issues Phase 3 ‘guidance’ for churches Each long-term care facility will be required to report to public health officials the number of residents and staff tested, and the number of positive and negative test results. The facilities must also make sure a copy of infection control policies and procedures is provided to residents and to the families of residents. – Mitchell Armentrout and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/28/21273753/illinois-pritzker-coronavirus-cases-deaths-reopening-may-28
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump stomps on his Twitter megaphone The president’s assault on social media for daring to fact-check him is a reminder: He will take everything down with him.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/28/21272978/trump-twitter-fact-check-free-speech-vote-fraud-election-mail-in-ballots

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago will move to phase 3 of her reopening plan on June 3 but warns: ‘COVID-19 is still very much part of our present’ – JOHN BYRNE, DAN PETRELLA and ADAM LUKACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-reopening-20200528-cefwiuidwnfd7a57m25uavq6me-story.html
— COVID-19 spurs union pushes among Chicago-area essential workers. ‘We’re not just burger flippers. We’ve been essential.’ – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-essential-workers-unionize-20200528-ggbhu4gec5fm7paj4fvbh6cpmu-story.html
— For second straight day, crowd confronts Chicago police making arrest on gun charges – Deanese Williams-Harris
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-confront-crowds-20200528-hfgglk2t7jgyfa2ucl7sovwvtm-story.html
— Bosses say $600 coronavirus unemployment boost makes reopening harder. Some workers ‘are making more money than they’ve ever made by not working right now.’ – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-pandemic-unemployment-benefits-600-per-week-20200528-skxom4r2obczxa6vef5b7iivz4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— State reports 104 more COVID-19 deaths, passes 115,000 total cases – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200528/state-reports-104-more-covid-19-deaths-passes-115000-total-cases
— Job losses continue to mount in U.S. despite reopenings – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200528/job-losses-continue-to-mount-in-us-despite-reopenings

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kaegi to cut assessments on homes, condos by 8 to 12 percent The Cook County Assessor has unveiled his plan to reduce the tax burden on most residential and commercial properties to account for the coronavirus pandemic. – ALBY GALLUN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/kaegi-cut-assessments-homes-condos-8-12-percent

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pay hike coming for legislators? Dems, GOP at odds on question – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pay-hike-coming-for-legislators-dems-gop-at-odds-on-question/article_a39b07ef-fdb9-54ae-afd4-80c2dbb925b9.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies – BOBBY ALLYN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stung-twitter-trump-signs-executive-order-weaken-social-media-companies#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Police State of Illinois Hits the Neighborhood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/police-state-of-illinois-hits-the-neighborhood/
— Ugaste Summarizes Legislation Session
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/ugaste-summarizes-legislation-session/
— IL-6: Jeanne Ives Critiques State Budget…Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/il-6-jeanne-ives-critiques-state-budget-again/
— Wilcox on Pay Raise
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/146731/
— Skillicorn-Pritzker in Conflict
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/skillicorn-pritzker-in-conflict/
— IL-06/IL-14/IL-17: Jeanne Ives and Jim Oberweis Promoted to Top Tier of NRCC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/il-06-il-14-il-17-jeanne-ives-and-jim-oberweis-promoted-to-top-tier-of-nrcc/
— Ugaste Puts Forth Checks and Balances Idea
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/ugaste-puts-forth-checks-and-balances-idea/
— AJ Friend DCFS Caseworker Carols Acosta’s Disciplinary Records Secret Until Final Decision
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/26/acosta-dcfs-disciplinary-records-secret-until-final-decision/
— Questions Governor Pritzker Should Answer, But Hasn’
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/26/questions-governor-pritzker-should-answer-but-hasnt/

CAPITOL FAX
— McSweeney forces removal of Blagojevich video, outs person behind it
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/mcsweeney-forces-removal-of-blagojevich-video-outs-person-behind-it/
— 1,527 new cases, 104 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/1527-new-cases-104-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker says IDPH has offered “suggestions” to churches – Says he’s received “pushback” from some private nursing homes – IDPH will file new rule on nursing homes – Still looking at what to do about IDPH rule – Dodges question about Willie Wilson – Employers should use “common decency” when bring workers back – Will wait on feds before making any more budget decisions – Central Illinois hospitalization numbers improve – “We might potentially have to move backwards in the phases – “Not our intention” to make changes to Phase 4 guidance – No plans to dine at restaurant this weekend – No decision about ending daily briefing – Repeats that he has never encouraged police enforcement – Suggests GOP demand for IDES audit could be a “political move” – Still pondering school reopening – All testing is free – Asked about dangers of Legionella in large buildings – Testing and tracing metrics are “internal goals” – Points to federal rules on unemployment and workers who refuse to return – “Difficult for us to open theaters in the near future” – Dr. Ezike talks rules for malls – Dr. Ezike monitoring outbreak at county jail with ICE detainees
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/pritzker-says-idph-has-offered-suggestions-to-churches/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/covid-19-roundup-45/
— Justice Kavanaugh orders Illinois to respond to church filing by tonight
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/justice-kavanaugh-orders-illinois-to-respond-to-church-filing-by-tonight/
— Poll finds support for Clean Energy Jobs Act, Pritzker approval 56-40, State legislative Democrats more popular than Trump
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/poll-finds-support-for-clean-energy-jobs-act-pritzker-approval-56-40-state-legislative-democrats-more-popular-than-trump/
— 21 million Americans currently receiving unemployment assistance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/21-million-americans-currently-receiving-unemployment-assistance/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Joe Biden confuses D-Day date with Pearl Harbor attack – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/joe-biden-confuses-d-day-date-with-pearl-harbor-attack

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Hate Trump More Than They’ll Ever Love America – Patrick Murray
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickmurray/tds-covid-china/2020/05/28/id/969494/

THE HILL
— Trump signs order targeting social media firms’ legal protections – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/500006-trump-signs-order-targeting-social-media-firms-legal-protections

REUTERS
— Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies – Nandita Bose, Jeff Mason
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-social/trump-move-could-scrap-or-weaken-law-that-protects-social-media-companies-idUSKBN2340MW
— U.S. weekly jobless claims still elevated; core capital goods orders fall – Lucia Mutikani
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/us-weekly-jobless-claims-still-elevated-core-capital-goods-orders-fall-idUSKBN234208
— What’s in the law protecting internet companies – and can Trump change it? – Jonathan Weber, Elizabeth Culliford
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-explain/explainer-whats-in-the-law-protecting-internet-companies-and-can-trump-change-it-idUSKBN23434V

NEW YORK TIMES
— Legal Shield for Social Media Is Targeted by Trump Section 230, from a 1996 federal law, was meant to protect young internet companies from liability. Lawmakers have threatened to change it. – Daisuke Wakabayashi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have attacked me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that others have published. I would focus on candidates, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their staff members, their volunteers, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on the articles that candidates did not like because they were critical of the candidate or were positive about the candidate’s opponent. I would focus on candidates who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/business/section-230-internet-speech.html
— Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Trump Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president’s. – Peter Baker and Daisuke Wakabayashi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/us/politics/trump-social-media-executive-order.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/opinion/racism-white-women.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump signs order that could punish social media companies for how they police content, drawing criticism and doubts of legality – Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/28/trump-social-media-executive-order/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Dangerous Desire for an In-Person Political Convention.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/trumps-dangerous-desire-for-an-old-school-convention.html

JD SUPRA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Employer Rights Go Up in Smoke: NYC Largely Bans Marijuana Testing of Prospective Employees
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employer-rights-go-up-in-smoke-nyc-70881/?

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— The Voters Who Don’t Like Trump Or Biden – Geoffrey Skelley (DIERSEN: Trump and Biden share the following demographics: older, White, male, married, Christian, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, and their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-trump-losing-among-voters-who-dont-like-him-or-biden/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 27% of Blacks Say Black Voter Who Chooses Trump Over Biden Is Not Really Black
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/27_of_blacks_say_black_voter_who_chooses_trump_over_biden_is_not_really_black