March 31 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois prisoners sick with COVID-19 “overwhelm” Joliet hospital – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-illinois-chiciago-cases/6064085/
— Coronavirus tips: Price gouging, hoarding, good deals for shoppers – Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-price-gouging-hoarding-toilet-paper/6062845/
— Coronavirus outbreak: Nurse diagnosed with COVID-19 speaks out after working while sick at Westchester facility; 11 test positive – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-nurse-speaks-out-chicago/6064081/
— COVID-19: Whole Foods workers plan ‘sick out’ due to outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/business/whole-foods-workers-plan-sick-out-over-covid-19/6065098/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/31/2020

WGN TV
— 5th death reported at DuPage County nursing home
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-pandemic-march-30-updates/
— Testing Trouble: How it’s slowing our ability to understand Illinois impact – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/testing-trouble-how-its-slowing-our-ability-to-understand-illinois-impact/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Coronavirus upends high school seniors’ college decisions – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/coronavirus-upends-high-school-seniors-college-decisions-3

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 8 more coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 48 The recent deaths include Hardwell Smith, who lived in Morgan Park, and Asberry Stoudemire, who lived in Austin.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21200693/coronavirus-deaths-cook-county-medical-examiner-covid-19-march-30
— For Downstate Illinois, coronavirus crisis ‘is going to devastate families’ In Illinois, the COVID-19 focus has been squarely on Chicago, but the hardships, fears and worries have spread across the state, even if the overwhelming majority of cases are in Cook County, not the state’s other 101 counties. – Neal Earley 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/30/21199344/downstate-illinois-coronavirus-economic-impact-beardstown-mount-vernon-metropolis

— Mailbox boosted ballot box for Chicago primary voters wary of coronavirus Perhaps not surprisingly, the city numbers appear to have been boosted by mail-in ballots, after election officials pushed the option to ease voter concerns about becoming infected in crowded polling places. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/30/21200400/coronavirus-chicago-primary-voters-turnout-covid-19-march-17
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote government-run health care.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/30/21200283/health-care-human-right-coronavirus-covid-19-jesse-jackson-insurance-companies

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pension bailouts are not the answer for Chicago and Illinois — even during a pandemic – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pensions-bailouts-20200330-72mzxrkerrfgfmsbuars6vkbga-story.html
— Social distancing restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggests – DONALD G. MCNEIL JR.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-restrictions-slow-coronavirus-infections-20200331-7bj7fmycl5du3p3hqvaul6j27y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF CASTEN AND IVES: 6th Congressional District race hard to predict with ‘ordinary life on hold’ – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/6th-congressional-district-race-hard-to-predict-with-ordinary-life-on-hold
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Can you get coronavirus from mail or Amazon deliveries? It’s very unlikely, experts say – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/can-you-get-coronavirus-from-mail-or-amazon-deliveries-its-very-unlikely-experts-say
— Why shouldn’t Illinoisans expect fair elections like the states that have ended gerrymandering – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200331/editorial-why-shouldnt-illinoisans-expect-fair-elections-like-the-states-that-have-ended-gerrymandering
— Shuttered Elgin hospital could reopen to treat coronavirus patients – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/shuttered-elgin-hospital-could-reopen-to-treat-coronavirus-patients

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s the first data on the hit to the housing market City listings and contracts plunged the week ended March 21, the day the statewide COVID-19 stay-home order took effect. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/heres-first-data-hit-housing-market

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— What happens now with Madison County and Illinois elections? – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/November-ballot-firming-up-but-questions-remain-15166762.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in DuPage County
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/30/two-more-covid-19-deaths-reported-in-dupage-county/auetl3x/

WGLT
— State Farm Pledges $1 Million For Relief Fund
https://www.wglt.org/post/coronavirus-blog-33020-state-farm-pledges-1-million-relief-fund#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— 16 Stateville Coronavirus Patients At St. Joe’s: Mayor Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk told Joliet Patch the number of hospitalized Stateville inmates exploded within a couple days. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/16-stateville-coronavirus-patients-st-joes-mayor

WIREPOINTS
— As the crisis deepens, keep an eye on Illinois’ unpaid bills – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/as-the-crisis-deepens-keep-an-eye-on-illinois-unpaid-bills-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘He has filled a national void’: Andrew Cuomo emerges as Democrats’ counterweight to Trump – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/andrew-cuomo-emerges-donald-trump-counterweight-am/
— A viral threat to liberty – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/editorial-freedom-could-suffer-efforts-curb-contag/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s power over GOP shows no sign of diminishing even as pandemic worsens – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has power over your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? I should write a book about those who have power over the Milton Township Republican Organization, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the IRP.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-power-over-gop-shows-no-sign-of-diminishing-even-as-pandemic-worsens

FOX NEWS
— Americans face nearly unprecedented travel restrictions inside US as states rush to stem coronavirus tide – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/states-rush-to-place-travel-restrictions-on-out-of-state-visitors-as-cornavirus-crisis-continues
— Trump spars with Jim Acosta at coronavirus briefing: ‘This is why people don’t want to listen to CNN anymore’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican hint/imply/argue/shout that everyone in Illinois would be reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails if they or if someone who they manipulate/dominate was the GOPUSA Illinois editor.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-cnn-jim-acosta-snarky-coronavirus-briefing

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Announces Ford And GE Will Produce 50,000 Ventilators In Next 100 Days – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/donald-trump-ford-general-electric-ge-fifty-thousand-ventilators-100-days/

DAILY SIGNAL
— 1 Million Americans Tested for Coronavirus; Rate Now 100,000 Per Day – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/1-million-americans-tested-for-coronavirus-rate-now-100000-per-day/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— The plague of social justice indoctrination has infected academia Social justice theories may not appear misguided, but beware the euphemistic overlay. – Eileen F. Toplansky (DIERSEN: To promote social justices is get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-plague-of-social-justice-indoctrination-has-infected-academia

THE HILL
— As misinformation surges, coronavirus poses AI challenge – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/490257-as-misinformation-surges-coronavirus-poses-ai-challenge
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to get Asian-Americans, and everyone else, to hate Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/490261-asian-american-lawmaker-warns-of-fear-of-racism-over-coronavirus-stigma
— Concerns grow over political pressure on coronavirus experts – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: What things help you resist political pressure? For me, those things include my a) Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, c) retirement savings, and d) Social Security.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490281-the-memo-concerns-grow-over-political-pressure-on-coronavirus-experts

POLITICO
— How coronavirus blew up the plan to take down Trump Donald Trump’s reelection is likely to rise or fall on his handling of the pandemic. And there isn’t much Democrats can do about it. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/31/democrats-coronavirus-trump-2020-154976
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Claims of Victory Usually Mean Someone Else Loses.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/31/trump-coronavirus-claims-victory-mean-somebody-else-loses-156657

REUTERS
— The U.S. weighs the grim math of death vs. the economy – Ann Saphir, Jeff Mason (DIERSEN: So far, how much money have efforts to fight coronavirus cost you in terms of your income and your net worth?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-reopen-analysi/the-u-s-weighs-the-grim-math-of-death-vs-the-economy-idUSKBN21H1B4

CNN
— More than 3,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus – Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Steve Almasy
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/health/us-coronavirus-updates-monday/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s self-congratulatory presence marks stark contrast with death toll.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-politics-2020-election/index.html
— The U.S. federal government sent the wrong masks, says Illinois governor
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-30-20-intl-hnk/h_234c7a68cf46f71bb9d38e7c787ff947
— Trump contradicts Pompeo by downplaying foreign coronavirus disinformation campaigns – Jennifer Hansler (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/politics/trump-foreign-disinformation-contradiction/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Trump says nationwide stay-at-home order is “pretty unlikely” at this point
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nationwide-stay-at-home-order-trump-unlikely-coronavirus-task-force/
— Immigration lawyers sue feds over risks of in-person coronavirus hearings
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-immigration-lawyers-sue-feds-over-in-person-coronavirus-hearings-risks/

NBC NEWS
— Trump remains upbeat as governors on the front lines plead for realism
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-remains-upbeat-governors-front-lines-plead-realism-n1172911

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus Has Taught Us More About Trump Than We Wanted to Know Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo has emerged as the anti-Trump.” I should write a book about those in the following organizations and governments who have painted themselves as being anti-Diersens: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/coronavirus-trump-cuomo-biden.html
— Crisis Builds From Coast to Coast in U.S. as Death Toll Nears China’s
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/world/coronavirus-news.html
— New York Governor Begs for Help Amid ‘Staggering’ Death Toll – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/business/ap-virus-outbreak.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus and the Conservative Mind.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/covid-conservatism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump Coronavirus Guidance on Keeping Gun Stores Open Draws Criticism From Trump-haters.
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/30/us/30reuters-health-coronavirus-usa-guns.html
— Trump Says Coronavirus Guidelines May Get Tougher; 1 Million Americans Tested – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/30/world/americas/30reuters-health-coronavirus-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Virus Defense Is Often an Attack, and the Target Is Often a Woman.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/trump-women-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-haters who run the Internet say “Trump Won the Internet.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/democrats-digital-strategy.html
— Facebook Aims $100 Million at Media Hit by the Coronavirus With grants and marketing spending, the social media giant hopes to support outlets doing essential local reporting but struggling with a drop in advertising. – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: There is no advertising in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and there never will be. There is no advertising on www.gopillinois.com and there never will be. All the time, money, motivation, etc. necessary a) to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening and b) to post a copy of those emails on www.gopillinois.com comes from me, from my Civil Service Retirement System pension, from my RMDs, and from my Roth IRA withdrawals. What do you spend your time and your income on?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/business/facebook-media-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump to Governors: I’d Like You to Do Us a Favor, Though Once again, the president is using aid to extort re-election help.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/trump-federal-aid-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This Land of Denial and Death Covid-19 and the dark side of American exceptionalism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/republicans-science-coronavirus.html
— As Russia Braces for Coronavirus, Putin Lets Underlings Take the Heat The Russian leader hates to deliver bad news and wants to distinguish his rule from the turbulent presidency of Boris N. Yeltsin. So he is leaving it to his minions to announce harsh measures. – Andrew Higgins
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-russia-putin.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power Leaders around the world have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them? – Selam Gebrekidan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) to control me, b) to control my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) to control my www.gopillinois.comwebsite.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-governments-power.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Americans told to brace for 200,000 deaths as world leaders push crisis response further
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Trump and Rubio’s latest attacks on the media are grotesque – Max Boot (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/republicans-should-focus-real-enemy-its-not-press/
— Furloughs at Macy’s, Gannett and Gap signal mounting economic distress – Abha Bhattarai, Rachel Siegel and Jeff Stein 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/30/furloughs-bailout-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s daily briefings are short on facts. The nightly news stepped into the breach.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-03-30/coronavirus-trump-lester-holt-nbc-nightly-news-abc-world-news-tonight

USA TODAY
— Amazon workers to strike; Illinois to make conference center a hospital; US deaths surge past 3,100 – Lindsay Schnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/31/coronavirus-updates-amazon-strike-furloughs-new-test-las-vegas-homeless/5088976002/
— Is 6 feet enough for social distancing? An MIT researcher says droplets carrying coronavirus can travel up to 27 feet. – Jordan Culver
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/30/coronavirus-social-distancing-mit-researcher-lydia-bourouiba-27-feet/5091526002/
— Coronavirus’ next casualty: The nation’s biggest story could devastate news industry – Jessica Guynn and Michael Braga
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/30/coronavirus-covid-19-news-newspapers-media-business-disaster/2931503001/
— 90% fewer passengers fly than last year because of coronavirus, TSA says – Curtis Tate
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/03/29/coronvirus-tsa-says-total-airline-passengers-down-90-percent/2935604001/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG BLACK/WHITE PICTURE: ‘Life may change for us all’: How we respond to the coronavirus crisis will be defining, historians say – Marco della Cava
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/29/coronavirus-crisis-response-reshape-american-history/5079760002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: NEARLY 100,000 TRUMP-HATERS SIGN PETITION CALLING FOR END TO LIVE COVERAGE OF TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS.
https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-100000-sign-petition-calling-end-live-coverage-trumps-coronavirus-briefings-1495195
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A TRUMP-HATER “CALLS TRUMP ‘INCOMPETENT,’ ‘IGNORANT’ OVER HANDLING OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
https://www.newsweek.com/ex-gop-strategist-calls-trump-incompetent-ignorant-over-handling-coronavirus-pandemic-1495174
— CHINA STATE MEDIA SAYS CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL COVER-UP ACCUSATIONS ARE ‘NONSENSE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote communist China.)
https://www.newsweek.com/china-state-media-rejects-nonsense-coronavirus-death-toll-cover-accusations-1495203

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— NYU Langone Tells ER Doctors to ‘Think More Critically’ About Who Gets Ventilators New York health center says it will support emergency-room staff who ‘withhold futile intubations,’ threatens to discipline doctors who talk to the press – Shalini Ramachandran and Joe Palazzolo (DIERSEN: If you needed a ventilator to survive, what factors would work against you? For me, they include my being 71 years old, obese, and a not-in-control diabetic.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nyu-langone-tells-er-doctors-to-think-more-critically-about-who-gets-ventilators-11585618990
— Facebook’s Fact Checkers Fight Surge in Fake Coronavirus Claims Contractors battle bogus assertions about canine vaccines and free baby formula; ‘We’ve maxxed out’ – Jeff Horwitz (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-fact-checkers-fight-surge-in-fake-coronavirus-claims-11585580400
— Save Capitalism From the Cares Act The stimulus is the largest step toward a centrally planned economy that America has ever taken. – Amit Seru and Luigi Zingales
https://www.wsj.com/articles/save-capitalism-from-the-cares-act-11585608917

FORBES
— Private Sector Workers/Retirees, Is Your Pension Plan At Risk From The Coronavirus Crisis? – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/03/30/private-sector-workersretirees-is-your-pension-plan-at-risk-from-the-coronavirus/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Threat of Losing Election Helped Cause Trump to Extend Social Distancing.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/threat-of-2020-loss-made-trump-keep-social-distancing-report.html
— Will Republican Governors Follow Trump’s Lead on Coronavirus Lockdowns? – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/are-republican-governors-following-trumps-latest-flip-flop.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “For Trump, Power Is for Self-Preservation Only During impeachment, Trump claimed far-reaching authority. In a national emergency, he throws up his hands.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/trump-claimed-unlimited-power-now-refuses-use-it/609046/

TIME
— Rights Group Calls for Moratorium on Internet Shutdowns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – HILLARY LEUNG (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://time.com/5812921/human-rights-watch-internet-shutdown-coronavirus/

NEW REPUBLIC
— How America’s Newspapers Covered Up a Pandemic The terrifying, censored coverage of the 1918 Spanish flu – WALTER SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/157094/americas-newspapers-covered-pandemic

AXIOS
— Coronavirus is being used to suppress press freedoms globally – Sara Fischer (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-press-freedom-e11cd2d3-c1c3-4b67-b985-102c882a223d.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the U.S., President Trump has continued to belittle the press for its coverage of the virus at live press conferences and on Twitter. On Monday, President Trump deflected blame onto the Washington Post when asked about allegations that China — as well as Russia and Iran — is spreading coronavirus misinformation, saying “every country does it.” Trump last week attacked NBC News reporter Peter Alexander during a live television briefing after being asked what he would say to Americans that were worried about the coronavirus, a question Alexander later said he thought was a “softball,” or an opportunity for the president to answer an easy question. Between the lines: The president’s actions, some fear, give credence to leaders abroad and locally in the U.S. to continue to attack press that they don’t like. Case-in-point: Over the weekend Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, an ally to President Trump, blocked a reporter from attending a coronavirus press briefing. Days earlier, that reporter had asked if briefings could be moved online to protect reporters’ health.
DeSantis has been criticized by Democrats over his response to the coronavirus.)

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is using the pandemic to wage partisan civil war — but red states will suffer too Trump has changed his tone, for the moment — but the damage he’s done to American unity will be lasting.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/31/trump-is-using-the-pandemic-to-wage-a-partisan-civil-war–but-red-states-will-suffer-too/
— Kevin McCarthy’s opponent says blatant racism is “definitely” a reason to take him down The House minority leader has become a total Trump sycophant. In California, Kim Mangone thinks she can beat him – MATTHEW ROZSA (DIERSEN: In America today, to hint/imply/argue/shout that someone is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot is like hinting/implying/arguing/shouting in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s that someone is a Jew. Needless-to-say, I should sue those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot. They include past and present leaders of organizations and governments in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give the standing to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, and to destroy governments that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/31/kevin-mccarthys-opponent-says-blatant-racism-is-definitely-a-reason-to-take-him-down/

GUARDIAN
— The US-China coronavirus blame game is undermining diplomacy – Michael H Fuchs
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/us-china-coronavirus-diplomacy
— Trump attacks journalists for asking ‘snarky’ questions on coronavirus testing in U.S. – Reuters
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/mar/30/trump-attacks-journalists-coronavirus-briefing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters accuse Trump of using coronavirus briefing as corporate advertising spot.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/30/donald-trump-coronavirus-briefing-ceos-my-pillow
— Fake news in the time of coronavirus: how big is the threat? – Hugo Mercier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/30/fake-news-coronavirus-false-information

March 29 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 26 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delays state tax filing deadline as COVID-19 cases reach 1,865, 19 deaths – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-tax-filing-deadline-delayed-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-1865/6048622/
— Coronavirus stimulus bill: Who gets what from $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/who-gets-what-from-washingtons-$2-trillion-coronavirus-relief-package/6049877/
— Coronavirus stimulus relief bill: $2 trillion virus rescue bill hits late snags in Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/$2-trillion-virus-rescue-bill-hits-late-snags-in-senate/6048123/
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot warns of park, lakefront shutdown if residents disregard COVID-19 guidelines – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mayor-lightfoot-warns-the-stay-at-home-order-is-not-an-option/6050019/

NBC5
— ‘The Whole City Laid Off’: US Jobless Claims Climb Sky High Restaurants, hotels, airlines, automakers and entertainment venues all have been hit hard – Rebecca Santana and David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/the-whole-city-laid-off-us-jobless-claims-climb-sky-high/2244422/
— Coronavirus Relief: What We Know About the Senate Bill
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-relief-what-we-know-about-the-senate-bill/2244507/
— $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Bill Hits Late Snags in Senate The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession or worse – Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-congress-trillion-economy-rescue-package-checks/2244510/

CBS2
— Plan Could Turn McCormick Place Into Field Hospital Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Dave Savini
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/plan-could-turn-mccormick-place-into-field-hospital-amid-covid-19-pandemic/
— Some Chicagoans Say Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Can’t Come Fast Enough – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/some-chicaogans-say-coronavirus-stimulus-relief-cant-come-fast-enough/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Do you qualify for a stimulus check in Senate’s coronavirus response bill? – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/do-you-qualify-for-a-stimulus-check-in-senates-coronavirus-response-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatens to shut down city’s parks and lakefront; police will start ticketing people who don’t abide stay-at-home order
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lakefront-arwady-lightfoot-20200325-feqjcndbmzebrctivt7r4trp3u-story.html
— Are you an essential worker? Says who? And what if you don’t think your job is worth the coronavirus risk? – Alexia Elejalde Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-essential-workers-safety-20200325-2c2f6z53vve4hjcgsrgoyvdcli-story.html
— Illinois follows federal lead and extends state income tax deadline to July 15 – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-income-tax-extension-20200325-hrbbcheievelvofy3s7zurarlq-story.html
— Lawsuit seeks to delay Wisconsin’s April 7 primary election over coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-wisconsin-primary-april-7-election-delay-20200325-sj4sburptbdmfabczpevxa5yfm-story.html
— Indiana voters may vote by mail in June primary ‘without having a specific reason to do so:’ Indiana Election Commission decides – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-primary-election-update-st-0326-20200325-wmiazsvdb5azbi7zq3m7lf77hi-story.html
— DuPage board members question why decision eliminating Woodridge as new traffic court location was done in closed meeting – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-traffic-court-closed-meeting-st-0327-20200325-5jebwnt7lbby3ffjjmp5qavy74-story.html
— Naperville coronavirus roundup: DuPage case count now at 134; county asking for donations of protective medical gear – MICHELLE MULLINS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0327-20200325-yofzn45gdfc7tpzllz3ntparpu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin, Duckworth join Pritzker in urging Trump to issue Illinois coronavirus disaster declaration Trump has declared disasters in New York, California and Washington state. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Would that give Pritzker more power to suspend the First and Second Amendments?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194131/durbin-duckworth-pritzker-urge-trump-coronavirus-disaster-declaration-illinois
— Residential street sweeping, tree trimming and tree removal could end until Chicago wins coronavirus war With people stuck at home and the mayor ordering that non-emergency ticketing and towing be curtailed, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully now may suspend key services coveted by aldermen and their constituents. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194583/coronavirus-chicago-street-sweeping-tree-trimming-suspended
— Beck orders new virus protections for Chicago Police officers Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham calls it a start, but nowhere near enough. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194539/coronavirus-chicago-police-protections-fraternal-order-fop
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21194579/trumps-daily-briefings-prove-hes-uniquely-incompetent-to-handle-coronavirus-gene-lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21193863/president-trump-coronavirus-pandemic-conservatism-can-help-s-e-cupp-suntimes

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora cracking down on ‘nonessential’ businesses
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/aurora-cracking-down-on-nonessential-businesses
— ‘Contentious’ Facebook post sparks policy debate in Palatine Township – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/contentious-facebook-post-sparks-policy-debate-in-palatine-township
— Nearly 200 cars at Schaumburg Township Food Pantry’s first drive-through event – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/nearly-200-cars-at-schaumburg-township-food-pantrys-first-drive-through-event
— Indiana officials considering only mail-in vote for primary – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200325/news/303259968/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot threatens to shut down parks, lakefront As the weather warms and people are seen gathering outdoors, officials warn they endanger the current efforts to slow the pandemic. Mayor Lightfoot also announced an increase in hotel rooms dedicated to victims of COVID-19. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-threatens-shut-down-parks-lakefront
— United Center to become coronavirus logistics hub Officials say the West Side arena will transform into a central site to help with food distribution, first responder staging and collecting critically needed medical supplies. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/united-center-become-coronavirus-logistics-hub
— Only 1 in 10 downtown hotel rooms were occupied last week The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the lodging industry nationwide, which has suffered revenue declines worse than those after 9/11 and the global financial crisis. Chicago is no exception. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/only-1-10-downtown-hotel-rooms-were-occupied-last-week
— Pritzker delays state income-tax filing to July 15 The governor matches a federal move. Refunds will still go out as originally scheduled. Pritzker also announces creation of a $60 million small-business loan fund. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-delays-state-income-tax-filing-july-15
— What’s in the huge federal stimulus bill for you? Details are beginning to emerge as the Senate prepares to vote on the $2 trillion plan. Here are some of the local winners. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/whats-huge-federal-stimulus-bill-you

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County accepting donations of personal protective equipment
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/25/dupage-county-accepting-donations-of-personal-protective-equipment/ak25v1v/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Seeks Personal Protective Equipment Donations
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-seeks-personal-protective-equipment-donations/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trump Mailing: Public Health or Politics?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/public-health-or-politics/ 
— DeWitte Calls for State Income Tax Deadline & Minimum Wage Hike Delay
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/dewitte-calls-for-state-income-tax-deadline-minimum-wage-hike-mdelay/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/INGOLD: IS THE COVID 19 CURE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorneringold-is-the-covid-19-cure-worse-than-the-problem.html
— 330 NEW COVID 19 CASES IN ILLINOIS; 3 DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/330-new-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-3-deaths-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker announces delay of tax filing deadline to July 15 – Three programs for small businesses – Praises stimulus bill – Thanks workers – Treasurer initiates loan program, addresses bill backlog – Hotel industry expects 120,000 layoffs in coming weeks – Pritzker admits IDES website is not functioning properly
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/pritzker-announces-delay-tax-filing-deadline-to-july-15/
— 330 new cases, 3 new deaths and it’s now in Stateville
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/330-new-cases-3-new-deaths-and-its-now-in-stateville/

— COVID-19 Roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/covid-19-roundup-5/
— 17 Cook County detainees, five employees test positive, 31 awaiting results
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/17-cook-county-detainees-five-employees-test-positive-31-awaiting-results/

GOPUSA
— Essential: Denver Mayor Shuts Down Nearly Everything Then Backtracks To Open Liquor Stores, Retail Marijuana Shops
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86589

BLAZE
— Democratic LA mayor: Power, water will be shut off for nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus ‘safer at home’ order ‘This is your chance to step up and shut it down — because if you don’t, we will shut you down’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-la-mayor-power-water-will-be-shut-off-for-nonessential-businesses-that-refuse-to-close

ONE NEWS NOW
— Democrats’ identity politics quite apparent amidst pandemic – Chad Groening, Jody Brown (DIERSEN: Democrats use government to give preference to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2020/03/25/project-21-dems-identity-politics-quite-apparent-amidst-pandemic

THE HILL
— States reject Trump calls to reopen economy by Easter – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489487-states-reject-trump-calls-for-reopening-economy
— Last-minute complaints threaten $2T Senate coronavirus emergency aid – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489525-last-minute-complaints-threaten-2t-senate-coronavirus-emergency-aid

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden suggests that Trump’s Easter timeline could be ‘catastrophic’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/25/coronavirus-latest-news/

BLOOMBERG
— Republican Governors Split on Trump Stay-at-Home Skepticism – Amanda Albright and Jonathan Levin
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/republican-governors-split-over-trump-s-stay-at-home-skepticism

NEWSWEEK
— FORMER CALIFORNIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE JOHN COX SAYS HE HAS CORONAVIRUS—AND SOME ADVICE FOR GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM – PAUL BOND
https://www.newsweek.com/former-california-gubernatorial-candidate-says-he-has-coronavirus-some-advice-governor-gavin-1494096

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trumpworld Embraces the Death Wish Economy Dying for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now an essential part of MAGA dogma.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157052/donald-trump-economic-nihilism

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— UK Towns Lose Local Newspapers as Impact of Coronavirus Deepens – Jim Waterson (DIERSEN: Coronavirus will not cause Illinois Republicans to lose their GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I continue to have the time needed, good health needed, money needed, and motivation needed to put them together and to send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/uk-towns-lose-local-newspapers-as-impact-of-coronavirus-deepens/
— Americans Who Primarily Get News Through Social Media are Least Likely to Follow COVID-19 Coverage – Mark Jurkowitz and Amy Mitchell (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to spend all their time reading/looking at what they post on Facebook.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/americans-who-primarily-get-news-through-social-media-are-least-likely-to-follow-covid-19-coverage/

March 25 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Nurse’s lawsuit alleges Northwestern Memorial Hospital fired her for warning about ‘ineffective’ COVID-19 masks
https://abc7chicago.com/nurses-lawsuit-alleges-she-was-fired-for-warning-about-ineffective-covid-19-masks/6044952/

WGN TV
— Unemployment soars in Illinois; State scrambles to assist – Sean Lewis
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/unemployment-soars-in-illinois-state-scrambles-to-assist/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Feds vow to send Illinois ventilators, masks after Pritzker and Trump talk things through The White House’s promise to send Illinois 300 ventilators and 250,000 masks came some 24 hours after Pritzker complained “the only way to get the president of the United States to pay attention is to go on national television and make noise about it.” – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: If you needed to be put on a ventilator to stay alive, what factors would work against you? For me, factors include my being 71 years old, my having not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and my being obese (BMI 30+).)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/23/21191917/pritzker-trump-tv-cnn-twitter-illinois-ventilators-masks-ppe-coronavirus
— Adding insult to isolation? No shame in being dubbed a ‘non-essential’ worker Most everyone would probably like to believe they are essential in at least some small way or another to the endeavors to which they devote themselves — and therefore essential to the larger society. – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I have never been essential. But then again, according to them, only they are essential.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/23/21191808/coronavirus-non-essential-job-stay-home-pritzker

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes – Dan Levin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-nyt-coronavirus-states-say-marijuana-an-essential-20200324-v6toajyrwrdddgs5f5o3vu5srm-story.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gun stores see increase in sales amid COVID-19 concerns Illinois State Police grapple with influx of firearm transfer requests – KATIE SMITH
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/23/gun-stores-see-increase-in-sales-amid-covid-19-concerns/a4gbou0/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton declares state of emergency
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/24/wheaton-declares-state-of-emergency/ajia54j/

NPR ILLINOIS
— People With Disabilities Say Rationing Care Policies Violate Civil Rights – JOSEPH SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: If healthcare was rationed, what factors would work against you? For me, factors include my being 71 years old, my having not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and my being obese (BMI 30+).)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/people-disabilities-say-rationing-care-policies-violate-civil-rights#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump says he intends to reopen country in weeks, not months
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/watch-live-white-house-coronavirus-task-force-to-give-monday-briefing/
— Normal council grants Mayor and City Manager Emergency Powers – Munashe Kwangwari III
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/normal-council-grants-mayor-and-city-manager-emergency-powers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the virus continuing to spread in McLean County, both twin cities council’s are taking the next step to ensure people are safe and have nothing to worry about. On Monday, the Normal council met to declare a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, members gave Mayor Chris Koos and City Manager Pam Reece emergency powers. What this means is, both Reece and Koos now have the authority to make decisions that might ordinarily be outside municipal policies or codes. That includes spending money outside what’s outlined in the budget to fight the pandemic. In a balance of powers effort, the town council has the ability to review any and all orders issued by the Mayor. “There are situations that we really can’t anticipate,” said City Manager, Pam Reece. “We want the ability to be able to be nimble and react quickly.” The ordinance is now in effect, and will end when Pritzker’s stay at home order ends, which at this time is set for April 7th.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Fed to buy unlimited government debt, lend to businesses – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/federal-reserve-to-lend-up-to-300b-to-businesses-cities

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— No firm plans yet for restarting legislative session – PETER HANCOCK
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/no-firm-plans-yet-for-restarting-legislative-session

CENTER SQUARE
— New bill would require school boards to explain reasons for firing school leaders – Scot Bertram (DIERSEN: Reasons include Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. What percent of teachers who are fired are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/new-bill-would-require-school-boards-to-explain-reasons-for/article_db949d2c-6d21-11ea-89e0-dbb182baa8a1.html
— Deemed non-essential? Here’s what to do next – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I have never been essential. But then again, according to them, only they are essential.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/deemed-non-essential-here-s-what-to-do-next/article_599bf3e0-6d3c-11ea-94b5-bff963c00611.html

JAY KINZLER
— Stay Calm: Dr. Jay Kinzler’s Coronavirus Initiative
https://kinzlerforcongress.org/stay-calm-dr-jay-kinzlers-coronavirus-initiative/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PROPOSAL WOULD CUT PAY FOR CHICAGO POLITICIANS TO FUND CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE – Autin Berg (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your critics/opponents propose cutting your income to fund the coronavirus response?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/proposal-would-cut-pay-for-chicago-politicians-to-fund-coronavirus-response/

GOPUSA
— Must We Kill The Economy To Kill The Virus? – Patrick J. Buchanan 
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86484
— Americans Wait For Help As Dems Demand Leftist Ideological Wish List In Coronavirus Aid Package
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86500
— Civil Liberties Hang In Coronavirus Balance – Cheryl Chumley (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and the dupes want Pritzker to have the power to kill GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86511
— Southern Poverty Law Center Promotes Division During Call For Unity
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86496

FOX NEWS
— China’s coronavirus lies prey on US divisions — here’s how to fight their propaganda – Dan Crenshaw (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/china-coronavirus-lies-us-dan-crenshaw
— China uses American media to push coronavirus propaganda as war of words continues – Barnini Chakraborty (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-coronavirus-america-media-propaganda-war

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus crisis approaches tipping point: ‘Can’t have the cure be worse than the problem’ – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want the cure to be worse than the problem.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/coronavirus-crisis-approaches-health-vs-economy-ti/
— GOP details Pelosi’s $2.5 trillion ‘socialist wish list’ in coronavirus aid package – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-stimulus-package-socialis/
— U.S. braces as coronavirus accelerates: ‘This week, it’s going to get bad’ – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: To destroy Trump, Trump-haters want everything to “get bad.”)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/us-braces-coronavirus-accelerates-week-its-going-g/
— GOP details Pelosi’s $2.5 trillion ‘socialist wish list’ in coronavirus aid package – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-stimulus-package-socialis/
— Media, lose belligerent tone – HESSIE L. HARRIS, Silver Spring, Md.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/letters-to-the-editor-media-lose-belligerent-tone/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Soros Bankrolls Coronavirus Attack Ads Against Trump Liberal groups spend millions on anti-Trump ads in Midwest – Joe Schoffstall
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/soros-bankrolls-coronavirus-attack-ads-against-trump/
— Chinese Propaganda Video Cites CNN, Democratic Politicians to Push Regime Narrative Regime outlet cites CNN, NBC, Hillary Clinton to deny Chinese responsibility for outbreak – Collin Anderson
https://freebeacon.com/media/chinese-propaganda-video-cites-cnn-democratic-politicians-to-push-regime-narrative/
— Trump Says Won’t Allow Long-Lasting Damage to Economy From Virus – Reuters (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want to use the virus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/trump-says-wont-allow-long-lasting-damage-to-economy-from-virus/
— Pelosi’s Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Mentions ‘Diversity’ 32 Times – Andrew Stiles (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/coronavirus-diversity/
— Former Bloomberg Staffers Sue Over Campaign Layoffs Lawsuits allege campaign falsely promised salaries through November – Graham Piro (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, no one should believe promises that employers hint/imply/argue/shout.) 
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/former-bloomberg-staffers-sue-over-campaign-layoffs/
— McConnell to Dems: ‘This Isn’t a Juicy Political Opportunity, This Is a National Emergency’ Majority leader says some Dems have told him they’re ’embarrassed’ – Cameron Cawthorne
https://freebeacon.com/politics/mcconnell-to-dems-this-isnt-a-juicy-political-opportunity-this-is-a-national-emergency/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Here’s what Chinese state-run media are telling their citizens – Tom Rogan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/heres-what-chinese-state-run-media-is-telling-their-citizens
— Illinois sees three new deaths, nearly 300 new cases, of coronavirus – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-sees-three-new-deaths-nearly-300-new-cases-of-coronavirus
— Chinese officials claiming US created coronavirus does not violate Twitter rules – Jerry Dunleavy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chinese-officials-claiming-us-created-coronavirus-do-not-violate-twitter-rules

AMERICAN THINKER
— Italy fulfilling Gov Sarah Palin’s death panel prophecy – Ethel C. Fenig (DIERSEN: What would you stress about yourself to a death panel? I would stress the neither health problems nor any other kind of problem has stopped me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every a) morning since 2004 and b) evening too since 2015.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/italy_fulfilling_gov_sarah_palins_death_panel_prophecy.html

BREITBART
— Nancy Pelosi Coronavirus Relief Bill Demands Racial, Gender Diversity from Corporate Recipients – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-relief-bill-demands-racial-gender-diversity-from-corporate-recipients/
— U.S. Graduates Expect Mass Layoffs as Companies Keep Hiring H-1B Visa Workers – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What do you say to employers that prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/23/u-s-graduates-expect-mass-layoffs-as-companies-hire-more-h-1b-workers/

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s How The Media Is Pushing Chinese Propaganda And Talking Points – SHELBY TALCOTT (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/media-chinese-propaganda-coronavirus-zhao-lijian/
— Democrats Holding Up Coronavirus Relief Putting ‘Wokeness’ Over The American People – Tucker Carlson
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/tucker-carlson-democrats-wokeness-coronavirus-relief/
— Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill Pushes Provisions Unrelated To The Crisis – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-bill-provisions-unrelated-crisis/

TOWNHALL
— Pompeo Slams Iran for Repeating China’s Dangerous Wuhan Coronavirus Propaganda – Katie Pavlich (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/03/23/pompeo-slams-iran-for-repeating-chinas-dangerous-wuhan-coronavirus-propaganda-n2565492

FEDERALIST
— To Bear Arms for Self-Defense: A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? – Stephen P. Halbrook
https://fedsoc.org/commentary/publications/to-bear-arms-for-self-defense-a-right-of-the-people-or-a-privilege-of-the-few

LIFE SITE NEWS
— As Trump’s coronavirus response raises poll numbers, media demands to silence him In addition to seeing Trump being serious, aggressive, and hopeful when handling the coronavirus situation, Americans also get to see what a terrible job the media are doing. – Andrea Widberg
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/as-trumps-coronavirus-response-raises-poll-numbers-media-demands-to-silence-him

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Democrats’ Rescue Bill Plan: “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision” – William A. Jacobson 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/03/democrats-rescue-bill-plan-this-is-a-tremendous-opportunity-to-restructure-things-to-fit-our-vision/

THE HILL
— The ethics of running for office in a pandemic – PETER LOGE (DIERSEN: To win on November 3, 2020, how strongly will RINO candidates blame the pandemic on Trump and on his supporters?) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/489152-the-ethics-of-running-for-office-in-a-pandemic
— Trump’s coronavirus briefings face criticism – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489139-the-memo-trumps-coronavirus-briefings-face-criticism
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters pressure Biden to step up coronavirus response. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489096-biden-under-pressure-to-step-up-coronavirus-response

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump Says Asian Americans Not To Blame For Coronavirus The president called for Asian Americans to be protected. – Josephine Harvey (DIERSEN: Trump-haters charge Trump with vilifying Asian Americans. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters vilify individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-asian-americans-coronavirus_n_5e794d78c5b63c3b6495ddbd

POLITICO
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Fears mount of a coronavirus-induced depression Economists increasingly warn that Washington’s current efforts won’t be enough to fight a downturn approaching the devastation seen eight decades ago. – BEN WHITE (DIERSEN: Ask a Trump-hater what they would rather have – prosperity and safety under Trump or poverty and crime under Biden – and they will say poverty and crime under Biden.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/great-depression-coronavirus-induced-calamity-145304
— Who is most at risk in the coronavirus crisis: 24 million of the lowest-income workers Cashiers, nursing assistants, paramedics: These people are at highest risk of exposure to coronavirus — and make a median wage of less than $35,000 a year – BEATRICE JIN and ANDREW MCGILL
https://www.politico.com/interactives/2020/coronavirus-impact-on-low-income-jobs-by-occupation-chart/
— House panel warns coronavirus could destroy Postal Service by June “It has become clear that the Postal Service will not survive the summer without immediate help,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney. – KYLE CHENEY (DIERSEN: I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-postal-service-june-145683
— Health officials want Trump to ‘double down, not lighten up’ restrictions There is a brewing clash between public health experts and economic officials about when to lift social distancing measures. – ADAM CANCRYN and NANCY COOK
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-economy-trump-restart-145222
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters say “Trump works to rewrite narrative on coronavirus response The president’s team is working to quickly blunt criticism of his handling of the outbreak.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/24/trump-coronavirus-campaign-reelection-145007

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Americans’ anxiety erupts in telephone town halls – Sara Burnett
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2020/03/23/americans-anxiety-erupts-telephone-town-halls/111459464/

ABC NEWS
— Networks face decision: How long to stick with Trump? Six network news divisions began televising President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefing Monday evening – AP 
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/networks-face-decision-long-stick-trump-69761779
— Coronavirus government response updates: US, Trump says, not built to be ‘shut down’ “There will be tremendous death” from shutting down the economy, he said. – Libby Cathey
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/coronavirus-government-response-updates-klobuchars-husband-tests-positive/story?id=69745713

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: World Health Organization says “the pandemic is accelerating”
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-deaths-2020-03-23/

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Coronavirus Revives Facebook as a News Powerhouse More than half of all news consumption on Facebook in America is about the virus, according to an internal report. – Kevin Roose and Gabriel J.X. Dance (DIERSEN: Of Course, my critics/opponents do not want anyone to learn anything about coronavirus by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/technology/coronavirus-facebook-news.html
— Joe Biden Is Trying to Be Heard on the Virus. Can He Break Through? As President Trump holds daily briefings, Mr. Biden has kept a low profile, worrying Democrats who feel the president needs to be challenged more robustly. – Thomas Kaplan and Alexander Burns (DIERSEN: Who has challenged you the most robustly? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have challenged me the most robustly. I would focus on those who succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership. I would focus on my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who have worked harder against me than against any Democrat.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/politics/joe-biden-2020-virus.html
— Local News Outlets Dealt a Crippling Blow by This Biggest of Stories Layoffs. Canceled print editions. Weekly papers and small dailies across the country face peril as the coronavirus cuts off ads and live events. – Tiffany Hsu and Marc Tracy
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/media/coronavirus-local-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Instead of reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to focus on “frivolity and escapism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/opinion/video-games-covid-distancing.html
— FRONT PAGE: Trump-haters do everything that they can to make Chinese-Americans, and everyone else, hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/chinese-coronavirus-racist-attacks.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes – Dan Levin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-weed-marijuana.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House suspension of reporter’s press credential at issue in First Amendment lawsuit – Ann E. Marimow (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have suspended my GOPUSA press credential. I would focus on those who destroy those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/white-house-suspension-of-reporters-press-credential-at-issue-in-first-amendment-lawsuit/2020/03/23/1afd54dc-6d26-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— China is reporting big successes in the coronavirus fight. Should we trust the numbers? Here’s why you should be skeptical. – Jeremy L. Wallace (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/23/china-is-reporting-big-successes-coronavirus-fight-dont-trust-numbers/
— Coronavirus could drive up insurance premiums for tens of millions of Americans, projection shows – Paige Winfield Cunningham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2020/03/24/the-health-202-coronavirus-will-drive-up-insurance-premiums-for-tens-of-millions-of-americans-projection-shows/5e78d97188e0fa101a750100/
— WHO warns United States could become next epicenter of global coronavirus crisis, citing ‘very large acceleration’ in infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/24/coronavirus-latest-news/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— 80% of coronavirus patients in L.A. County are ages 18 to 65, infecting people ‘across the board’ – COLLEEN SHALBY, ALEX WIGGLESWORTH, HOWARD BLUME
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-23/coronavirus-patients-los-angeles-county-ages-18-65

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— As Economic Toll Mounts, Nation Ponders Trade-Offs Cost of confronting pandemic is millions of jobs, trillions in wealth lost to save potentially millions of lives – Jon Hilsenrath and Stephanie Armour (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the pandemic to destroy America to destroy Trump. If you do not believe that, you are hopelessly naive.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-economic-toll-mounts-nation-ponders-the-trade-offs-11584970165
— U.S. Domestic Passenger Flights Could Virtually Shut Down, Voluntarily or by Government Order As airlines struggle to keep aircraft flying with minimal passengers, various options are being considered – Andy Pasztor and Alison Sider (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the pandemic to destroy America to destroy Trump. If you do not believe that, you are hopelessly naive.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-domestic-passenger-flights-could-virtually-shut-down-voluntarily-or-by-government-order-11585013673

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want those who are members of the following groups because they vote for Democrats: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/isaacmizrahi/2020/03/23/the-minority-majority-shift-two-decades-that-will-change-america-tech-world-faces-a-reboot/#372fb45a3656

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want “an immediate five-week national lockdown.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/21/coronavirus-america-needs-five-week-national-lockdown-column/2890376001/
— Thousands of scientists are racing to find a vaccine for coronavirus. 41 possibilities are in the works. – Elizabeth Weise
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/03/19/more-than-41-potential-coronavirus-vaccines-works/2870009001/

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says a failing economy is worse than coronavirus – Abby Livingston
http://theparisnews.com/free/article_2f74b384-6dc0-11ea-bb9c-3776de6416fc.html

BUSINESSWIRE
— Majority of Americans Changing How They Shop Due to COVID-19 Concerns
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200324005062/en/Majority-Americans-Changing-Shop-Due-COVID-19-Concerns

NEW YORKER
— How to Talk to Coronavirus Skeptics – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-to-talk-to-coronavirus-skeptics

CATO
— The Constitutional Police Power, In And After An Emergency – Walter Olson
https://www.cato.org/blog/constitutional-police-power-after-emergenc

VOX
— Cable news should cancel the Trump Show Airing Trump’s daily “briefings” live misinforms people and undermines public health officials. – Matthew Yglesias (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/23/21190362/trump-daily-coronavirus-briefing-fox-cnn-msnbc

AXIOS
— Coronavirus inspires divergent messages and misinformation – Eileen Drage O’Reilly (DIERSEN: What obligation do leaders of organizations have to protect the members of their organization? What obligation do elected officials have to protect their constituents? What if Pritzker uses his emergency powers to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to stop “divergent messages and misinformation” about coronavirus? Which of the following will come to my defense: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization including Chris LeVan, Yadav Nathwani, John Minino, and Beth Tatro; DuPage County Republican Central Committee including Marty Keller, Paul Hinds, Gwen Henry, and Becky Rudolph; Illinois Republican Party including Demetra DeMonte, Richard Porter, Tim Schneider, Mark Shaw, and Bob Grogan; Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and/or d) those who I am a constituent of including Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Bill Brady, Jim Durkin, Amy Grant, Dan Cronin, Robert Berlin, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Grogan, James Mendrick, Richard Jorgensen, Fred Bucholz, Gwen Henry, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Elliott, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Whelan, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Sal Falbo, Yaday Nathwani, David Molitor, John Monino, Phil Suess, Susanne Fitch, and Lynn Robbins?) 
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-pandemic-misinformation-trump-fauci-ff6e2544-ae2b-4ba6-877c-cc97278415ae.html

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to lengthen the shutdown.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/24/trumps-push-to-shorten-the-coronavirus-shutdown-proves-the-captain-is-flying-blind

March 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump to send National Guard to NY, CA, WA – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-send-national-guard-to-ny-ca-wa-%7C-live-updates/6038979/
— Illinois’ COVID-19 cases surpass 1K with 9 deaths; Gov. Pritzker battles with Pres. Trump over national response
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-cases-surpass-1k-with-9-deaths/6038154/
— Police break up parties violating Illinois’ ‘stay-at-home’ order
https://abc7chicago.com/police-break-up-parties-violating-stay-at-home-order/6038453/
— Rand Paul becomes 1st US senator to test positive for coronavirus; Mitt Romney self-quarantines
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senator-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/6039127/

NBC5
— ‘Get to Work, or Get Out of the Way:’ Pritzker Blasts Trump After President Sends Tweet Criticizing Governor (DIERSEN: Trump-haters elected the Trump-hating Pritzker.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/get-to-work-or-get-out-of-the-way-pritzker-blasts-trump-after-president-sends-tweet-criticizing-governor/2242346/
— As Crisis Deepens, Congressional Rescue Deal Teeters With a population on edge, all sides were hoping for an agreement that would provide some relief against the pandemic’s health and economic crises, now believed likely to stretch for several months
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/as-crisis-deepens-congressional-rescue-deal-teeters/2242200/
— Virus Outbreak Means (Mis)information Overload: How to Cope Here are some things you can do to separate fact from misinformation(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/virus-outbreak-means-misinformation-overload-how-to-cope/2242107/

CBS2
— Pritzker Calls On Volunteers To Step Up; Illinois COVID-19 Deaths Now Total 9
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/22/pritzker-calls-on-volunteers-to-step-up-illinois-covid-19-deaths-now-total-9/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— $3,000 per family cash payment in rescue package, White House says – AP (DIERSEN: One could argue that if you have not been adversely impacted in a major way, you should not get cash.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/3000-per-family-cash-payment-in-rescue-package-white-house-says

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package teeters in Congress, as President Trump promises to help Americans: ‘We’re at war’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-congress-20200322-kjfxyn6cvfhhnogoaprfn7v5im-story.html
— Soaring death tolls reported as coronavirus marches on in Italy, Iran, US – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200322-2te6tb4tivhhffemexiyv7wah4-story.html
— New York mayor prepares to shut city down as it city becomes coronavirus’ next hot spot – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200322-2te6tb4tivhhffemexiyv7wah4-story.html
— German Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine after her doctor tests positive for coronavirus – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-angela-merkel-coronavirus-quarantine-20200322-ixrowcy4b5hxvbqpg53ykahg3a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus vaults Pritzker into national spotlight, and Trump’s coronavirus tweet proves it ANALYSIS: An angry tweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday put a national focus on Pritzker, who, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, is getting credit for his response to the coronavirus crisis. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/22/21190051/pritzker-trump-coronavirus-national-spotlight-cuomo-dewine
— Pritzker on CNN: Illinois forced to overpay for crucial medical supplies because of federal inaction Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the Federal Emergency Management Agency called him before the show to tell him another shipment of equipment should arrive today or tomorrow. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/22/21189866/pritzker-cnn-illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-fema
— Trump angrily tweets at Pritzker after gov criticizes feds’ COVID-19 response “We’re all competing against each other” for supplies, Illinois’ governor tells CNN. In response, Trump cites gov’s “shortcomings” and “fake news.” Then Mayor Lightfoot weighs in, telling president, “dear Lord — please step up and be a leader.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/22/21189866/pritzker-trump-twitter-cnn-illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-fema-governor-tweet-mayor-lightfoot
— We’ll recover faster if bailout cash goes straight to workers The post-coronavirus economy will look different across the U.S. and in your neighborhood. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/22/21188402/coronavirus-covid-19-economy-stimulus-bailout-cash-workers

DAILY HERALD
— The work-from-home era is creating its own boom market – Matthew Townsend
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200322/the-work-from-home-era-is-creating-its-own-boom-market

DAILY HERALD
— Business Fallout: Marriott to furlough thousands of workers – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200322/business/303229979/
— Suburban gun shops see increase in gun, ammunition sales – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200321/suburban-gun-shops-see-increase-in-gun-ammunition-sales
— Duckworth gets some buzz as potential Biden running mate – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: From what I see, Duckworth is filled with hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200322/duckworth-gets-some-buzz-as-potential-biden-running-mate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker, Trump rip each other as COVID cases here soar The governor says he’s had it with failures by the president to deliver needed help, as Trump hits Pritzker’s “own shortcomings.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-trump-rip-each-other-covid-cases-here-soar

STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Trump singles out Pritzker on Twitter – Steven Spearie 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200322/trump-singles-out-pritzker-on-twitter

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Chaos, inconsistency mark launch of drive-thru virus testing – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/chaos-inconsistency-mark-launch-of-drive-thru-virus-testing/article_4d13cc2e-428c-597e-8b57-0ea6d0b119c2.html

MORRIS HERALD
— Kinzinger requests provisions to better tackle COVID-19
https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2020/03/22/kinzinger-requests-provisions-to-better-tackle-covid-19/acxm0li/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— The crumbling backbone of our Government – Public Trust – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/the-crumbling-backbone-of-our-government-public-trust/

CAPITOL FAX
— State claims it’s received a tiny fraction of supplies requested from strategic national stockpile
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/state-claims-its-received-a-tiny-fraction-of-supplies-requested-from-strategic-national-stockpile/
— Rep. Bob Rita slams Blue Island mayor for suspending police activity
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/rep-bob-rita-slams-blue-island-mayor-for-suspending-police-activity/
— Pritzker thanks media, Illinois Republicans, explains his Trump comments; Still contemplating tax deadline extension; No “papers” required; Explains what needs to happen for order to end; Asked about rainy day fund; Explains who to call if employer is operating and shouldn’t be (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats and Illinois Democrats plants, Illinois Libertarians and Illinois Libertarian plants, Illinois Greens and Illinois Green plants, and Illinois RINOs have always made it very clear that they want to get rid of conservatives, that is, get rid of Republicans, once and for all.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/pritzker-thanks-media-illinois-republicans-explains-his-trump-comments/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of the things that’s been most heartening here in Illinois is the degree to which Republicans from all over our state have reached out to me to ask how they can help. Even people who have had profound political disagreements with me in the past have been among the first to call or text me asking what they could do to help Illinois in her hour of need.)
— 296 new cases, including an infant – 3 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/296-new-cases-including-an-infant-3-new-deaths/
— National Guard patrols rumors – Auto sales are not “essential” – Daily legislative briefings – Uihlein in the news – Trib blog still shines
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/national-guard-patrols-rumors-auto-sales-are-not-essential-daily-legislative-briefings-uihlein-in-the-news-trib-blog-still-shines/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden to hold ‘shadow briefings’ on coronavirus ‘to tell the American people truth’ – S.A. Miller 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/joe-biden-hold-shadow-briefings-coronavirus-tell-a/
— Trump attacks Illinois governor after complaints about coronavirus coordination – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/donald-trump-attacks-illinois-gov-jb-pritzker-afte/
— AOC: Trump’s failure to invoke Defense Production Act ‘going to cost lives’ Says Congress should cut checks to everyone, ‘tax it back’ from rich folks later – Tom Howell Jr. (DIERSEN: Are you a rich folk? According to Democrats, all people who are not on welfare are rich folks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/aoc-donald-trump-failure-invoke-defense-production/
— Ilhan Omar fundraising appeal slams GOP for allegedly profiting from coronavirus crisis – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/21/rep-omar-fundraising-appeal-slams-republicans-alle/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— US spy agencies warned Trump that China was lying about coronavirus – Jerry Dunleavy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/us-spy-agencies-warned-trump-that-china-was-lying-about-coronavirus

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Republicans Pushing a Mass Immigration Scheme Favoring China – Pedro Gonzalez
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/21/the-republicans-pushing-a-mass-immigration-scheme-favoring-china/

BREITBART
— Increasingly Unstable Media Demand Blackout of Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 2000, my critics/opponents have demanded a) blackout of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) blackout of www.gopillinois.com . My critics/opponents focus on a) destroying me, b) destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) destroying www.gopillinois.com , and d) destroying any individual, organization, company, or government that might come to my defense.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/22/nolte-increasingly-unstable-media-demand-blackout-of-trumps-coronavirus-briefings/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/22/de-blasio-people-will-die-because-trump-will-not-lift-a-finger-to-help/

BLAZE
— ‘OVER MY DEAD BODY’: DOJ’s request for new ’emergency powers’ over coronavirus met with swift condemnation ‘If this is a joke, it’s not funny. If it’s not a joke, we’ve got much bigger problems’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/doj-asks-congress-for-new-emergency-powers
— Ohio halts abortions over coronavirus, sending abortion advocates into full-scale meltdown – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: When will Pritzker halt abortions in Illinois?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ohio-halts-abortions-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-sending-abortion-advocates-into-full-scale-meltdown
— NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio lashes out at Trump, claims ‘people will die who could have lived’ because of Trump – Chris Enloe 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasio-lashes-out-at-trump-claims-people-will-die-who-could-have-lived

DAILY CALLER
— Liberal Media Takes China’s Side Amid Coronavirus Panic – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/21/china-media-coronavirus-covid-propaganda/

DAILY WIRE
— Why The Remedy May Be Worse Than The Disease – Dennis Prager
https://www.dailywire.com/news/prager-why-the-remedy-may-be-worse-than-the-disease
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Italy has the oldest population in Europe and more elderly per capita than the U.S. Most of the Italian deaths are in patients in their 80s and 90s. In addition, Italy has a great number of direct China contacts. Italy was the first to join China’s ‘silk road’ economic partnership project … (Italy’s) deaths are out of a population of 60 million people.”)
— Chinese State Communist Propaganda Promotes Hillary’s Coronavirus Attacks On Trump – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/chinese-state-communist-propaganda-promotes-hillarys-coronavirus-attacks-on-trump

NEWSMAX
— NY Post’s Goodwin: Media Won’t Give Trump a Break – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/blame-media-taskforce-pressbriefings/2020/03/22/id/959414/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— French Government Echoes Past, Demands Residents Show ‘Papers’ To Leave Homes – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/virus-terrified-french-government-echoes-nazi-era-demands-residents-show-papers-please-leave

NEWS BUSTERS
— Abdul-Jabbar Steps Up Attack On Trump, Compares Prez To Nazis In Hunters Series – Jay Maxson
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jay-maxson/2020/03/22/abdul-jabbar-steps-attack-trump-compares-prez-nazis-hunters

WORLD TRIBUNE
— U.S. airlines beg for bailout after funding social, cultural destruction of nation – Joe Schaeffer
https://www.worldtribune.com/u-s-airlines-beg-for-bailout-after-funding-social-cultural-destruction-of-nation/

THE HILL
— Illinois governor said states are ‘competing’ for equipment shipments: ‘It’s a wild, wild West out there’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488858-illinois-governor-said-states-are-competing-for-equipment-shipments-its-a
— Hopes for quick coronavirus stimulus deal break down – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488883-hopes-for-quick-coronavirus-stimulus-deal-break-down
— Health experts embrace social media to fight coronavirus – JUSTIN WISE 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/488700-health-experts-embrace-social-media-to-fight-coronavirus
— Trump orders National Guard, building of medical facilities in NY, Calif., Wash. – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488931-trump-orders-national-guard-building-of-medical-facilities-in-ny

ROLL CALL
— Remote voting? Rand Paul COVID-19 diagnosis prompts more discussion Trump endorses idea, while Durbin and Portman tout their resolution
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/22/remote-voting-rand-paul-covid-19-diagnosis-prompts-more-discussion/

CNN
— More than 32,000 US coronavirus cases and 400 deaths
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-22-20/h_9b3f5dcea4fb4b098f3ca8c415fc7c11
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: A fresh wave of coronavirus job losses is about to come crashing down – Julia Horowitz
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/nyc-mayor-if-trump-doesn-t-act-people-will-die-n1166001

WASHINGTON POST
— Rand Paul is first senator to test positive for coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/22/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/22/dont-torture-yourself-with-clown-show/
— Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/22/vast-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-limbo-crunch-times-arrives-capitol-hill/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hating Pritzker says to Trump “Get off Twitter and Do Your Job.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/22/illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-trump-get-off-twitter-and-do-your-job/2894919001/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Municipalities weighing public access, safety at government meetings – Leon Stafford
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/municipalities-weighing-public-access-safety-government-meetings/X0ffEtZFLJ49V0buPTjgLP/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Worst of the Global Selloff Isn’t Here Yet, Banks and Investors Warn Wall Street is only now coming to grips with the dislocation being wrought by the coronavirus – Anna Hirtenstein and Akane Otani
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-worst-of-the-global-selloff-isnt-here-yet-banks-and-investors-warn-11584877018
— In the Coronavirus ‘Infodemic,’ Here’s How to Avoid Bad Information Misleading information about Covid-19 spreads through texts and emails—but you can protect yourself from dubious claims and reports – Nicole Nguyen (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-coronavirus-infodemic-you-can-manage-the-deluge-of-news-11584882002

BARRONS
— White House Resists Governors’ Calls to Nationalize Medical Supplies – Bill Alpert
https://www.barrons.com/articles/new-york-gov-cuomo-wants-federal-government-to-command-supplies-of-ventilators-and-masks-51584915722

FORBES
— Coronavirus Pandemic Changes Forever The U.S.-China Relationship – Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/03/22/coronavirus-pandemic-changes-forever-the-us-china-relationship/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In Democrat Illinois, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, a) the less likely that you will be hired and b) the more likely that you will be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2020/03/22/job-seekers-face-more-discrimination-in-republican-areas-finds-a-new-study/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: U.S. Coronavirus Lockdown to Last 10-12 Weeks, Top Trump Official Says – REUTERS
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-03-22/us-coronavirus-lockdown-to-last-10-12-weeks-top-trump-official-says

VARIETY
— Facebook Glitch Incorrectly Marked Some Coronavirus Posts as ‘Spam’ – TODD SPANGLER (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)
https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/facebook-glitch-coronavirus-spam-1203537768/

INDEPENDENT
— Chinese propagandists don’t want you to read this diary on the coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-wuhan-lockdown-fangfang-diary-china-dr-li-a9368961.html

March 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: ‘Stay-at-home’ order in effect in Illinois as COVID-19 cases rise to 753, with 6 deaths – Will Jones and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-stay-at-home-order-in-effect-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-753/6034925/

NBC5
— Business Fallout: Airlines Beg for Aid; Google Launches Site CEOs of 10 airlines and cargo companies said they could be forced to lay off many of their 750,000 workers if Congress doesn’t immediately approve at least $29 billion in payroll grants – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/business-fallout-airlines-beg-for-aid-google-launches-site/2241864/
— Economic Rescue Balloons Past $1 Trillion as Talks Resume The sweeping aid package of paychecks for suddenly jobless Americans, money for hospitals and aid to industry is all but certain to swell far beyond the initial $1 trillion price tag – Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/economic-rescue-balloons-past-1-trillion-as-talks-resume/2241788/

CBS2
— Indiana Postpones May 5 Primary Elections Until June 2 Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/20/indiana-postpones-may-5-primary-elections-until-june-2-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Is $1,200 enough? Negotiations continue on aid for Americans
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/is-1200-enough-negotiations-continue-on-aid-for-americans
— Coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes expose situations in which staff are overworked, poorly paid
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/coronavirus-outbreaks-at-nursing-homes-expose-situations-in-which-staff-are-overworked-poorly-paid

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without ‘sufficient’ federal aid – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-united-airlines-layoffs-warning-20200321-3rnzozc4bffdxg35svsihzpzpq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker recruits retired doctors, nurses as Illinois coronavirus cases hit 753: ‘This is hero’s work’ Pritzker asked for the medical reinforcements Saturday while announcing the sixth death in Illinois attributed to COVID-19 so far. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189341/illinois-coronavirus-cases-stay-home-order-march-21
— Alderman proposes 15-day furlough for elected officials to generate $375K for protective gear, supplies for first-responders The proposal by Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) would require elected officials, including the mayor, to work without pay for 15 days. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/3/20/21188295/alderman-proposes-15-day-furlough-officials-375k-protective-gear-supplies-first-responders
— Cook County distributes 70,000-plus masks, gloves and gowns to first responders to combat coronavirus Two Chicago Fire Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, as has a detective in the Chicago Police Department.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189628/cook-county-distributes-masks-gloves-first-responders-police-fire-coronavirus
— Italy announces nearly 800 coronavirus deaths in single day; New York scrambling for more hospital beds In New York, state officials sought out desperately needed medical supplies and hospital beds as confirmed coronavirus cases soared above 10,000 statewide, with 56 deaths. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189632/italy-new-york-coronavirus-united-states-deaths-new-cases
— Aurora Police Department member tests positive for coronavirus The employee, who is on the department’s supervisory staff, went home Tuesday to self-quarantine and get tested after feeling sick, Aurora police spokesman Paris Lewbel said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189585/aurora-police-coronavirus-tests-positive

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: 168 new COVID-19 cases, one new death – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200321/pritzker-168-new-covid-19-cases-one-new-death
— Stop the fear mongering – Al Haak, Palatine
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200320/stop-the-fear-mongering
— As offerings dwindle, some churches fear for their future – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200321/news/303219975/

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD
— Killing business to save lives – Isaac Guerrero
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200321/killing-business-to-save-lives

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s ‘Chinese virus’ reference encourages anti-Asian hatred.”
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-trump-s-chinese-virus-reference-encourages-anti-asian/article_60896c7a-6ae7-11ea-b5ff-b760ece70a65.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Imports of medical supplies plummet as demand in US soars – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who have always wanted to make America dependent on foreign countries for everything?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/imports-of-medical-supplies-plummet-as-demand-in-us-soars

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— The proverbial question: Can the Governor do that? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/the-proverbial-question-can-the-governor-do-that/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker to former health workers: “We need your help now”; 168 new cases, one death; IDPH to limit non-essential adult elective surgery; State got only 25 percent of PPE from feds that it requested; “My optimism has waned”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/21/pritzker-to-former-health-workers-we-need-your-help-now/
— Dear media: This is neither a lockdown nor a shelter in place order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/21/dear-media-this-is-neither-a-lockdown-nor-a-shelter-in-place-order/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump eyes two-week quarantine, only drug and grocery stores open – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/breaking-trump-eyes-2-week-quarantine-only-drug-grocery-stores-open

FEDERALIST
— Will The Costs Of A Great Depression Outweigh The Risks Of Coronavirus? Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/19/will-the-costs-of-a-great-depression-outweigh-the-risks-of-coronavirus/

GOPUSA
— Trump Peddles Hope, Media Peddles Hype
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86419
— Open Borders Dems Threaten US Health Care System
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86360
— The Real Lesson Of The Chinese Pandemic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86388
— Police Groups Slam Efforts To Mass Release Low-Level Offenders To Fight Virus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86382

BLAZE
— Chinese ambassador praises Hillary Clinton for scolding Trump on ‘racist’ coronavirus narrative – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who side with China against America.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/china-thanks-hillary-clinton-slamming-trump-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Sean Spicer Back in the White House Reporting for Newsmax – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/20/sean-spicer-back-in-the-white-house-reporting-for-newsmax/

NEWSMAX
— Newsmax TV’s Spicer Returns to White House as Reporter – Bill Hoffmann (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/sean-spicer-white-house-press-briefing-newsmax-tv/2020/03/20/id/959242/

PJ MEDIA
— Americans Rejecting Hysterical Criticism of Trump – RICK MORAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who invite, believe, share, spread, and amplify any and all criticism of me and/or of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/americans-rejecting-hysterical-criticism-of-trump/

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
— Coronavirus Cases Top 305,000 With U.S. Covid-19 Cases Above 24,000; Stimulus May Hit $2 Trillion Amid Coronavirus Market Crash – ED CARSON
https://www.investors.com/news/coronavirus-cases-u-s-covid-19-infections-stimulus-deal-coronavirus-stock-market-crash/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Rx for Economy: Policies That Keep Businesses Busy – Richard Porter
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/20/rx_for_economy_policies_that_keep_businesses_busy.html

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Press Continues to Humiliate Itself During Pandemic – Roger L. Simon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-press-continues-to-humiliate-itself-during-pandemic_3280476.html

POLITICO
— Sean Spicer debuts as White House reporter during heated Trump coronavirus briefing The former White House spokesman now has his own political talk show for the conservative Newsmax TV outlet. – JUAN PEREZ JR. (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/20/sean-spicer-coronavirus-white-house-briefing-139471
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Donald Trump heaped scorn on several members of the White House press corps at a coronavirus briefing Friday, but made a point of responding to questions from a new reporter in the briefing room: His former press secretary. “Mr. President, two questions if you would indulge me,” Sean Spicer said when Trump pointed a finger to call on his former aide. Spicer, of course, is the former White House and Republican National Committee spokesman who vigorously defended Trump’s inauguration crowd size claims and regularly tangled with reporters during combative White House briefings before his ouster in a 2017 shakeup. He also took a spin on “Dancing With The Stars.” Spicer now has his own political talk show for the conservative Newsmax TV outlet. By the time Trump entered the White House Briefing Room to address reporters Friday, Spicer was set to press his old boss for presidential reaction to small business anxieties and reports that senators unloaded stocks before a pandemic-sparked market downturn. The surreal scene played out moments after the president castigated NBC’s Peter Alexander for suggesting that Trump may be giving Americans “a false sense of hope” about coronavirus treatment, asking what he would say to Americans who are scared or sickened by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump needs to stop the daily press briefings.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/488721-trump-needs-to-stop-the-daily-press-briefings
— Pence says he will be tested for coronavirus – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: Who wants who to be tested, and why, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and Illinois?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488808-pence-says-he-will-be-tested-for-coronavirus
— GOP drafting stimulus package without deal with Democrats – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they exist to get rid the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488837-gop-drafting-stimulus-package-without-deal-with-democrats
— GOP seeks up to $500 billion to maximize financial help to airlines, other impacted industries – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488836-gop-seeks-up-to-500-billion-to-maximize-financial-help-to-airlines-other

CNN
— Sean Spicer returns to White House briefing room as a reporter – Betsy Klein and Caroline Kelly (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/sean-spicer-briefing-room-coronavirus/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-21/

NBC NEWS
— 75 million Americans under virtual lockdown after Italy suffers huge rise in deaths Italian officials  Officials reported 627 more coronavirus related deaths on Friday, a rise of 15 percent in 24 hours. – Minyvonne Burke and Isobel van Hagen
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/75-million-americans-under-virtual-lockdown-after-italy-suffers-huge-n1165591

NEW YORK TIMES
— U.S. Lawmakers Negotiate Rescue Package as Recession Fears Loom
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/world/coronavirus-updates-usa-world.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to “the most conservative reaches of the Republican Party” who came up with “The idea to funnel cash directly to millions of Americans to help them weather the economic disaster ravaging the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic?” 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/us/coronavirus-republicans-cash-payments.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump boasts of ‘tremendous response’ to coronavirus as national death toll rises.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-trump-20200321-tlusqsevmbdftm7r6hhkaf2mq4-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Italy’s coronavirus death toll feeds fear of what lies ahead in Europe and the U.S. – Shane Harris
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/italy-coronavirus-death-toll/2020/03/21/e6426d82-6b85-11ea-abef-020f086a3fab_story.html
— A new message on coronavirus in hard-hit areas: Don’t get tested Health officials direct scarce resources where they are needed most to save people’s lives. – Carolyn Y. Johnson and Lena H. Sun 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/21/coronavirus-testing-strategyshift/
— U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic – Shane Harris, Greg Miller, Josh Dawsey and Ellen Nakashima 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-intelligence-reports-from-january-and-february-warned-about-a-likely-pandemic/2020/03/20/299d8cda-6ad5-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://nypost.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-is-existential-threat-to-trump-re-election-gop-insiders/

USA TODAY
— Trump uses China as a foil when talking coronavirus, distancing himself from criticism – Courtney Subramanian, Nicholas Wu, David Jackson (DIERSEN: Who has used you as a foil? I should write a book about those who have used me as a foil. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/20/coronavirus-trump-blames-china-distancing-himself-fallout/2876983001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Extreme State Lockdowns The California and New York orders to stay at home are unsustainable. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-extreme-state-lockdowns-11584745130

BLOOMBERG
— The Coronavirus Might Kill Globalization
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-03-21/the-coronavirus-might-kill-globalization-bloomberg-new-economy

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Trump Says Virus Plan With $2 Trillion Impact ‘Very Close’
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/trump-says-virus-plan-with-2-trillion-impact-is-very-close

GRAND FORKS HERALD
— North Dakota Democrats have decided to hold their state convention on Facebook – Rob Port (DIERSEN: I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains in Illinois, DuPage County, and Milton Township like me await information on a) their April township, ward, and/or county party meetings and b) their April 15 county conventions. What about the April 21 annual township meetings?)
https://www.grandforksherald.com/opinion/5002520-Port-Dem-NPL-to-hold-state-convention-via-Facebook
(FROM THE ARTICLE: By contrast, NDGOP chairman Rick Berg told me last night that his party’s executive committee isn’t prepared to hold any sort of a virtual convention or to facilitate remote voting. The two political organizations are in much different situations. The NDGOP has three competitive races for their endorsement . . .The Democrats, meanwhile, have no competitive races.)

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE
— News organizations drop paywall for coronavirus information – AP (DIERSEN: www.gopillinois.com has never had a paywall and it never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails will always be free and free of advertising. Of course, my critics/opponents are furious that I have a track record and enough time, money, good health, relevant experience, and motivation that I can say the aforesaid.) 
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200320/news-organizations-drop-paywall-for-coronavirus-information

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-coronavirus-officials-accuse-trump-stoking-xenophobia-violence-against-asian-americans-1493546

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is still ‘cherry-picking’ the coronavirus numbers to make himself look good.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-is-still-cherry-picking-the-coronavirus-numbers-to-make-himself-look-good-report/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Coronavirus is drowning Trump’s re-election chances. Is he about to sink? Trump’s botched handling of coronavirus should be a significant hit to his re-election chances, but you can never count him out.” What percent of those who promote LGBTQ activity a) hate Trump, b) hate Trump’s supporters, and c) hate all those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/coronavirus-drowning-trumps-re-election-chances-sink/

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR LEASE: 400 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/400-west-roosevelt-rd/pid_35356217/

TRULIA
— FOR SALE: 1103 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $489,000
https://www.trulia.com/p/il/wheaton/1103-golf-ln-wheaton-il-60189–2057533297

March 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: How state, local police will enforce Pritzker’s ‘stay-at-home’ order – Chuck Goudie, Christine Tressel, Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/health/heres-how-police-will-enforce-stay-at-home-order-in-illinois/6033700/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/21/2020

CBS2
— Illinois ‘Stay At Home’ Order Goes Into Effect Today
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4488724-illinois-stay-at-home-order-goes-into-effect-today/

WGN TV
— Chicagoans prepare for governor’s ‘stay-at-home’ order – Erik Runge
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/chicagoans-prepare-for-governors-stay-at-home-order/
— A look at Pritzker’s powers in emergency or disaster situations – Ben Bradley, Andrew Schroedter
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/a-look-at-pritzkers-powers-in-emergency-or-disaster-situations/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Advocate hospitals pause drive-up coronavirus testing, citing national shortage of test kits – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-testing-suspended-advocate-hospitals-20200320-2kt3g6s3dnho3ctiffx2apg3ky-story.html
— Here’s what Illinois’ stay-at-home order means for Aurora – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-stay-at-home-st-20200320-2idkgs2cgvcx5gqjwpg3ykb3sy-story.html
— Volunteers needed in DuPage, Kane to deliver Meals on Wheels emergency backup dinners to seniors – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-senior-citizens-meals-volunteers-st-0320-20200320-ge5x5ky4wncy3oe6bfxzk4476q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— What does the stay-at-home order mean exactly? Here are some guidelines. – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200320/what-does-the-stay-at-home-order-mean-exactly-here-are-some-guidelines
— Naperville cancels meeting on whether to tax future pot sales – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200320/naperville-cancels-meeting-on-whether-to-tax-future-pot-sales
— Primaries set the stage for a momentous November election; start preparing now – Editorial (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs are nasty. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican continue to hint/imply/argue/shout at the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in my precinct that my support for them is the “kiss of death?”) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200320/editorial-primaries-set-the-stage-for-a-momentous-november-election-start-preparing-now

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Transit systems will feel lingering effects of coronavirus Agencies face a short-term revenue plunge and worry that the crisis will change long-term commuting habits. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/transit-systems-will-feel-lingering-effects-coronavirus

QUAD CITY TIMES
— What are ‘essential activities’ in Illinois? Read Gov. Pritzker’s full order – AP
https://qctimes.com/news/local/what-are-essential-activities-in-illinois-read-gov-pritzker-s/article_9a5aaa3c-efad-5494-b391-44492af2262c.html

RIVER FRONT TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Weed Stores Still Open, Declared ‘Essential Services’ During Pandemic – Daniel Hill 
https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/03/20/metro-east-weed-stores-still-open-declared-essential-services-during-pandemic

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: State agency announces COVID-19 guidance for cannabis dispensaries – KATIE FINLON (DIERSEN: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.)
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/03/17/state-agency-announces-covid-19-guidance-for-cannabis-dispensaries/ah3kumw/

NPR ILLINOIS
— What Last Year’s Government Simulation Predicted About Today’s Pandemic
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/what-last-years-government-simulation-predicted-about-todays-pandemic#stream/0

WEEK
— List of essential businesses during governor’s stay-at-home order
https://week.com/2020/03/20/list-of-essential-businesses-during-governors-stay-at-home-order/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker rebuffs call to pull progressive tax from November ballot amid pandemic – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-rebuffs-call-to-pull-progressive-tax-from-november-ballot/article_76360cd2-6a2d-11ea-9b6e-87f0916b43cf.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— European doctor: Fear of being called racist contributing factor to spread of coronavirus in Italy – Andrew Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans racists. Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/european-doctor-fear-of-being-called-racist-contributing-factor-to-spread-of-coronavirus-in-italy

AMERICAN THINKER
— Infanticide Democrats Defeat Prolife Dan Lipinski – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/infanticide_democrats_defeat_prolife_dan_lipinski.html

BREITBART
— Chinese Nationals Are Evading the Travel Ban – KRIS W. KOBACH
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2020/03/20/kobach-chinese-nationals-are-evading-the-travel-ban/

BLAZE
— China is faking its recovery from the coronavirus outbreak Can’t trust much info from the Chinese government – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) trust the Chinese government far more than they trust me or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) would include a link to the Chinese government on their websites before they would include a link to www.gopillinois.com on their websites.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/china-may-be-faking-its-recovery-from-the-coronavirus-outbreak-report

FOX BUSINESS
— Coronavirus lockdowns multiply globally as health systems strained Some American states move to restrict residents to homes – AP
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/coronavirus-lockdowns-global-health-systems

THE HILL
— Coronavirus could keep Trump in the White House – MICHAEL J. STERN
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/488606-coronavirus-could-keep-trump-in-the-white-house

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use the Chinese virus to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/20/trumps-continued-use-of-chinese-virus-label-puts-people-at-risk-takano-says/

REUTERS
— Five statewide stay-at-home orders, 31% of U.S. economy – Ann Saphir
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stayathome-fac/factbox-five-statewide-stay-at-home-orders-31-of-u-s-economy-idUSKBN2173PS

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Millions of Americans are being told to stay home in fight against COVID-19
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-21/

CNBC
— Analyst anticipates ‘worst’ financial crisis since 1929 amid fears of a global recession – Elliot Smith (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/analyst-anticipates-worst-crisis-since-1929-amid-recession-fears.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters want Trump to do things that will help defeat Trump.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/gary-cohn-us-is-in-recession-that-will-take-trillions-to-solve.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Brings a Surge to News Sites – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who talk and/or act like they do not want me to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to drive traffic to their websites. I would focus on those who a) paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on leaders of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/business/coronavirus-news-sites.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-economic-impact-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic/2020/03/20/7e2e077a-6945-11ea-b199-3a9799c54512_story.html
— Americans have increasingly dismal views of the economy, but they don’t blame Trump The president’s approval rating hasn’t budged in the wake of the economic fallout of the coronavirus. – Robert Griffin and John Sides 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/20/americans-have-increasingly-dismal-views-economy-they-dont-blame-trump/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans racists. Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-03-20/coronavirus-racism-asian-americans-celebrities
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A Trump reelection just got a lot tougher.”
https://www.latimes.com/politics/newsletter/2020-03-20/a-trump-reelection-just-got-a-lot-tougher-essential-politics

WALL STREET JOURNAL
–FRONT PAGE: ‘I Have Bills I Have to Pay.’ Low-Wage Workers Face Brunt of Coronavirus Crisis Their jobs often require personal contact, such as running a cash register or cleaning hotel rooms, and are the most vulnerable to the employment and pay cuts cascading through the economy – Eric Morath and Rachel Feintzeig (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-have-bills-i-have-to-pay-low-wage-workers-face-brunt-of-coronavirus-crisis-11584719927
— Coronavirus Imperative: Do No Harm Washington needs to keep focused on specific goals and tailor its interventions to achieve them. – Ron Johnson (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-imperative-do-no-harm-11584723652
— What Victory Looks Like in the Coronavirus War We can try to stop time until a vaccine is ready, but the result might be identical to defeat. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-victory-looks-like-in-the-coronavirus-war-11584743464
— Lessons for the Coronavirus Crisis From Six Other Disasters From Spanish flu to Japanese tsunami, governments grappled with the trade-off between public health and economic stability – Greg Ip, Danny Dougherty and Anthony DeBarros (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lessons-for-the-coronavirus-crisis-from-six-other-disasters-11584719497
— Obama’s Bad Stimulus Example Democrats want to repeat the 2009 strategy of paying Americans not to work. – Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-bad-stimulus-example-11584745388
— OK, Fine, Let’s All Get Back on Facebook – Joanna Stern (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to spend all their time on Facebook. From what I see, Facebook a) is an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties and b) is run by people who are overwhelmingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-0draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ok-fine-lets-all-get-back-on-facebook-11584763207
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Readers, but Not Ads, Flock to Local Papers – Lukas I. Alpert and Keach Hagey (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I can afford to spend the time and to spend the money necessary to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out each and every morning and each and every evening. They know that their putting out an email that would directly compete against me would cost them many millions of dollars.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/news-outlets-win-audiences-yet-lose-revenue-during-coronavirus-crisis-11584708390
— Coronavirus-Triggered Downturn Could Cost 5 Million U.S. Jobs Economic output seen shrinking by as much as $1.5 trillion with recession all but certain – Josh Mitchell and Josh Zumbrun (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-triggered-downturn-could-cost-5-million-u-s-jobs-11584783001

FORTUNE
— Goldman Sachs just made the grimmest prediction yet about the economy in Q2 – ERIK SHERMAN (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://fortune.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-economic-predictions-goldman-sachs-recession-gdp-2q-2020/

BLOOMBERG
— These Five Warning Signs Highlight Virus’s Rapid Economic Impact – Steve Matthews (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/these-five-warning-signs-highlight-virus-s-rapid-economic-impact
— America Closes Down: A Third of Citizens Told to Stay Home – Elise Young
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-20/n-j-to-order-nonessential-businesses-closed-governor-says

USA TODAY
— Small colleges were already on the brink. Now, coronavirus threatens their existence – David Jesse
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/03/21/coronavirus-college-students-online-closing-private-liberal-arts/2889546001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At Wheaton College, a liberal arts school of over 2,000 students in the Chicago area, decisions have been coming left and right. “It’s very fluid,” President Philip Ryken said. “This touches every area of campus.” . . . “We felt that in all fairness that if students were not living with us and dining with us, it was not right to retain those revenues,” Ryken said. “This whole situation is going to be very costly. This is going to be extremely challenging.” The timing of the decision to go online and to close residential halls, and all the moves in between, had to be carefully done.)
— Industries hit hardest by coronavirus in the US include retail, transportation, and travel – Grant Suneson (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/20/us-industries-being-devastated-by-the-coronavirus-travel-hotels-food/111431804/
— Unemployment funds were in trouble before coronavirus. Now claims are sky high. Many states are at risk of burning through unemployment savings and relying on a federal bailout to give laid-off and quarantined workers benefits. – Erin Mansfield and Kevin Crowe
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/03/20/coronavirus-related-unemployment-claims-risk-wiping-out-state-funds/2887707001/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— COVID-19 Concerns: Worry About Economy Highest Among the Wealthy Concern about the coronavirus’ economic impact rises with income level – Deidre McPhillips (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2020-03-21/worry-about-coronavirus-and-economy-highest-among-the-wealthy

NEWSWEEK
— GOVERNORS LOCKDOWN A QUARTER OF THE U.S. ECONOMY AS AMERICA HURTLES TOWARDS RECESSION – MATT KEELEY
https://www.newsweek.com/governors-lockdown-quarter-us-economy-america-hurtles-towards-recession-1493545
— ALL THE U.S. PRESIDENTS WHO WON RE-ELECTIONS DURING A RECESSION – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters want Trump to do things that will help defeat Trump.)
https://www.newsweek.com/heres-all-presidents-re-elected-during-recessions-1493467

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America.
https://time.com/5807376/virus-name-foreign-history/

BEAST
— Trump Officials Warned of Coronavirus Economic Impact Before Senators Sold Off Their Stock – In a Jan. 24 briefing, top health officials were blunt that the coronavirus was going to have a deep effect on American society. In the days after, some lawmakers dumped stocks. – Erin Banco, Sam Brodey, Sam Stein (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.) 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-officials-warned-of-coronavirus-economic-impact-before-senators-sold-off-their-stock
— Donald Trump Shuns Jeff Sessions, Endorses Rival Tommy Tuberville in Alabama Senate Runoff – Barbie Latza Nadeau (DIERSEN: What discourages you from helping elect candidates? I should write a book about candidates who I helped elect but who would endorse my opponent if I sought a government office or a political office. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois. I would focus on those backstabbers, betrayers, two-timers, weasels, and Benedict Arnolds who would not only endorse my opponent, but who would demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me.) 
https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-shuns-jeff-sessions-endorses-rival-tommy-tuberville-in-alabama-senate-runoff
— LGBTQ Party Scene Confronts ‘Devastating’ Coronavirus Crisis Most, if not all, “circuit” events are canceled after coronavirus infections at Miami’s Winter Party, while LGBTQ bars and clubs across America face tough fights to survive. – Nico Lang
https://www.thedailybeast.com/lgbtq-party-scene-confronts-devastating-coronavirus-crisis

REASON
— What Economic Analyses of Past Pandemics Can Tell Us About the COVID-19 Aftermath A big contraction was followed by a bustling aftermath—but with notable negative long-term effects as well. – BRIAN DOHERTY (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://reason.com/2020/03/20/what-economic-analyses-of-past-pandemics-can-tell-us-about-the-covid-19-aftermath/

AXIOS
— Coronavirus sends local news into crisis – Sara Fischer, Margaret Harding McGill (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that I can afford to spend the time and to spend the money necessary to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out each and every morning and each and every evening. They know that their putting out an email that would directly compete against me would cost them many millions of dollars.) 
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-local-news-853e96fa-51aa-43cc-a990-eb48cc896b17.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dozens of local newsrooms began laying people off this week out of fear that the economic hit of the coronavirus could severely impact their ad revenue. Why it matters: Local news was already facing dire strains in the United States. The coronavirus and a pending recession could push the industry into near collapse at a time when people need access to local news and information more than ever before. Driving the news: Despite the fact that local outlets are experiencing higher levels of traffic and viewership in years, many have wasted no time trying to get ahead of what will be a long, financial struggle. So far there have been roughly 100 known local newsroom layoffs at outlets like the Monterey Country Weekly, the Sacramento News & Review, the Tampa Bay Times, Detroit Metro Times, Riverfront Times, Cleveland Scene, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, and others, per Nieman Lab.)

BBC
— Coronavirus recession not yet a depression – Faisal Islam (DIERSEN: The higher the percentage of your income and/or net worth that goes down when the stock market and/or interest rates go down, the more that you have to worry about.)
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51984470

March 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois Update: COVID-19 cases rise to 288, including 42 at Willowbrook nursing home – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-rise-to-288-including-1-death/6023928/
— Oak Park residents ordered to shelter in place for 2 weeks amid COVID-19 outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/health/oak-park-residents-ordered-to-shelter-in-place-amid-covid-19-outbreak/6025952/
— Markets plunge again, Dow closes down more than 1,300 points – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/markets-plunge-again-dow-closes-down-more-than-1300-points/6024393/
— President Trump signs coronavirus aid package with paid sick leave – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-signs-coronavirus-aid-package-with-paid-sick-leave-/6024211/

NBC5
— Nearly 400 Flights Canceled at Midway as Air Traffic Control Tower Remains Closed The tower was closed after three technicians tested positive for coronavirus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nearly-400-flights-canceled-at-midway-as-air-traffic-control-tower-remains-closed/2239962/
— Delta Grounding Half Its Fleet, 10,000 Taking Unpaid Leave The White House is supporting $50 billion in loan help to airlines, but so far it’s not going along with an industry request for cash grants – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/delta-grounding-half-fleet-employees-unpaid-leave/2239953/
— Coronavirus Layoffs Spark Surge in State Jobless Claims The U.N.’s International Labor Organization estimates that fallout from the coronavirus outbreak could lead to nearly 25 million job losses worldwide and drain up to $3.4 trillion worth of income by the end of this year – David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-layoffs-spark-surge-state-unemployment-claims/2239762/

CBS2
— Chicago Voter Turnout Down From The 2018 Primary Election
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/18/chicago-voter-turnout-down-from-the-2018-primary-election/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump signs coronavirus relief package, as Congress eyes larger economic stimulus – Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Andrew Taylor
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-signs-coronavirus-relief-package-as-congress-eyes-larger-economic-stimulus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Officials report 46 people from DuPage nursing home have tested positive for coronavirus as Illinois cases spike to 288 – ALICE FABBRE, ROBERT MCCOPPIN, JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA, STACY ST. CLAIR, ELYSSA CHERNEY, GREGORY PRATT and MORGAN GREENE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-20200319-eg25ma4anjgyvfzr22nedcdobm-story.html
— Gun stores place limits on ammo, extend business hours as demand spikes on coronavirus concerns – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-gun-purchases-ammo-20200318-emc53brliragvofwa4ydowij3a-story.html
— ‘Very real possibility’ that Illinois school shutdown will be extended as coronavirus cases nearly double overnight – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-schools-closed-how-long-20200318-jrpng7mx55aibanox7zypguow4-story.html
— How Illinois hospitals are preparing for a flood of COVID-19 patients – LISA SCHENCKER and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-covid-hospitals-illinois-chicago-20200318-n5vnqva3sng2jnxzgmmljkyybm-story.html
— It’s up to all of us: How Chicagoans can avoid a shelter-in-place edict – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-shelter-in-place-chicago-20200318-lirtbcns2zdfxbqehhx4fhqqy4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Suburban voters give thumbs up to recreational weed sales in their hometowns – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/18/21185654/recreational-weed-illinois-naperville-cicero-rosemont-vote-referendum
— Illinois coronavirus case tally jumps to 288: You could be next, governor says The state reported 128 new cases Wednesday, the biggest increase in patients since the outbreak began. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/18/21185717/illinois-coronavirus-cases-288-march-18
— Election Night also served as test of Pritzker’s and Lightfoot’s political might Chicago’s mayor played an active role in five legislative races, and won four. The Democratic governor saw wins in all seven races he supported. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/18/21185972/election-night-2020-primary-pritzker-lightfoot-foxx-delgado-croke

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage clerk ‘very pleased’ with how the election went – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/dupage-clerk-very-pleased-with-how-the-election-went
— Ives coasts to easy win for chance to face Casten in 6th District – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/ives-coasts-to-easy-win-for-chance-to-face-casten-in-6th-district
— Ward defeats Goncher in state Senate 25 GOP primary – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/ward-defeats-goncher-in-state-senate-25-gop-primary
— Camerer secures GOP nod in 45th Illinois House District – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200317/camerer-secures-gop-nod-in-45th-illinois-house-district
— Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Gurnee Mills among malls closing tonight – Rob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200318/woodfield-mall-in-schaumburg-gurnee-mills-among-malls-closing-tonight
— Curran knows he’s an underdog against Durbin — but voters “like the underdog” – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/curran-knows-hes-an-underdog-against-durbin-x2014-but-voters-x201clike-the-underdogx201d-
— Cancellations continue at Midway; no word on tower reopening – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200318/cancellations-continue-at-midway-no-word-on-tower-reopening

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Big automakers shutter factories That includes Ford’s massive Torrence Avenue assembly campus. – MICHAEL MARTINEZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/big-automakers-shutter-factories
— State unemployment claims skyrocket With service workers’ jobs hit hard by the effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, 41,000 Illinoisans file for jobless benefits in just two days. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/state-unemployment-claims-skyrocket
— Abbott ramps up production of new COVID-19 test The North Chicago medical device maker is in the process of shipping 150,000 tests to U.S. customers, with plans to deploy 1 million tests per week. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/abbott-ramps-production-new-covid-19-test
— Hospitality downturn threatens nearly 70,000 low-income Chicagoans A complete statewide ban of in-person dining at Illinois’ restaurants and bars along with plummeting hotel occupancies threaten thousands of Chicagoans who live near the poverty line. – DALTON BARKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/hospitality-downturn-threatens-nearly-70000-low-income-chicagoans
— Park Hyatt Chicago, Peninsula hotels close amid COVID fears The luxury properties could be the first of many hotels to close their doors as the pandemic wreaks havoc on the hospitality sector. – DANNY ECKER 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/park-hyatt-chicago-peninsula-hotels-close-amid-covid-fears

WTTW
— Sean Casten on Confronting COVID-19 and His Conservative Challenger – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/18/sean-casten-confronting-covid-19-and-his-conservative-challenger

NPR ILLINOIS
— Turnout Down As Coronavirus Stalks Illinois Primary – BRIAN MACKEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/turnout-down-coronavirus-stalks-illinois-primary#stream/0
— Coronavirus Crisis: Still Dividing Americans More Than Uniting Them? – RON ELVING 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/coronavirus-crisis-still-dividing-americans-more-uniting-them#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The mainstream media is desperate to turn the coronavirus scare into President Donald Trump’s Hurricane Katrina,” wrote Guillette. “It means they’re motivated to overhype this story.” President George W. Bush’s response to the 2005 storm has been widely criticized. . .But what Trump faces today is a far more generalized sense that the government has been slow to respond even in the face of an obvious danger. Indeed, the NPR/PBS/Marist poll found more Americans disapprove of the president’s handling of the pandemic than approve by a 49%-44% margin.)

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Prochaska wins Republican seat for Kendall County Circuit Clerk – KATIE FINLON
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/03/17/prochaska-wins-republican-seat-for-kendall-county-circuit-clerk/ar4ngyx/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Emergency Management Act – Political activities prohibited – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-emergency-management-act-political-activities-prohibited/
— Executive Order overreach – We nailed it! – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/executive-order-overreach-we-nailed-it/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH PULLS DEMOCRAT BALLOT FOR BIDEN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/former-republican-congressman-pulls-democrat-ballot-for-biden.html
— DI LEO: ARE WE RETREATING FROM THE US CONSTITUTION AT BREAKNECK SPEED?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/retreating-at-breakneck-speed.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “These numbers will get much worse in Illinois before they will get better”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/pritzker-these-numbers-will-get-much-worse-in-illinois-before-they-will-get-better/
— Here are the details of Oak Park’s “shelter in place” order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/here-are-the-details-of-oak-parks-shelter-in-place-order/
— 41,000 unemployment insurance claims filed in Illinois over past two days
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/41000-unemployment-insurance-claims-filed-in-illinois-over-past-two-days/
— House cancels session next week, extends committee deadline, will caucus by phone
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/house-cancels-session-next-week-extends-committee-deadline-will-caucus-by-phone/
— Congressional roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/18/congressional-roundup-17/

GOPUSA
— Media Bash Trump, Praise China Over Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86294
— America, Coronavirus And The Coming Soldiers In The Streets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86258
— U.S. Reliance On Chinese Drugmakers Sparks Concern
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86279

BREITBART
— Dark Money Progressive Groups Spending Millions to Politicize Coronavirus, Spread Fear – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/18/dark-money-progressive-groups-spending-millions-to-politicize-coronavirus-spread-fear/

CNS NEWS
— Crisis Socialism: No Bailouts for Open Borders Globalists! – Michelle Malkin
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/michelle-malkin/michelle-malkin-crisis-socialism-no-bailouts-open-borders-globalists

DAILY CALLER
— Gun Sales Soar
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/gun-sales-soar/
— Immigration Offices Closed To The Public, Interviews Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/uscis-cancels-interviews-ceremonies-coronavirus/
— CPAC Coronavirus Coverage Exposes Media Bias – CHARLIE KIRK
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/kirk-cpac-coronavirus-coverage-exposes-media-bias/
— Trump Administration Suspends Refugee Program During Coronavirus Outbreak – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/us-suspends-refugee-admissions-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Not Just Pro-Choicers But Hard Left Beat Dem Rep. Lipinski – John Gizzi (DIERSEN: Which groups are coalesced against you? The following groups are coalesced against me: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-pension recipients, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/marie-newman-dan-lipinski-illinois-democrat/2020/03/18/id/958922/

TOWNHALL
— Despite Being the Presumptive Nominee, Biden Keeps Sliding Left – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/03/18/analysis-despite-being-the-presumptive-nominee-biden-keeps-sliding-left-n2565032
— White House Briefing Room Filled with Partisan Questions – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/03/18/potus-wrecks-china-for-expelling-journos-n2565223

FEDERALIST
— Amid National Emergency, Federal Agencies Lecture Americans About Wuhan Virus ‘Stigma’ Chasing the phantom of ‘coronavirus stigma’ is nothing more than tiresome virtue-signaling. It’s also a wasteful diversion of our tax dollars. – Laura Baxter
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/18/amid-national-emergency-federal-agencies-lecture-americans-about-wuhan-virus-stigma/

PJ MEDIA
— China Did This, and Saying So Isn’t Racist – JIM TREACHER 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/china-did-this-and-saying-so-isnt-racist/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Reporters Scoff at Trump’s Credibility, Leadership During Virus Presser – Kristine Marsh
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2020/03/18/reporters-scoff-trumps-credibility-leadership-during-virus

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— The Tyranny of the Marginalized – Arthur Milikh (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to marginalize you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/the-tyranny-the-marginalized

THE HILL
— Trump invokes Defense Production Act as coronavirus response – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488226-trump-invokes-defense-production-act-as-coronavirus-response

POLITICO
— The GOP embraces massive stimulus spending – MELANIE ZANONA
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2020/03/18/the-gop-embraces-massive-stimulus-spending-488618

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Outrage Spurs China’s Internet Police to Action Online enforcers are dragging in hundreds for questioning as an assault on online speech continues. They are a sign of how Beijing has given censors a more punitive role. – Paul Mozur
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/china-coronavirus-internet-police.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote pandemic panic.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/opinion/war-crononavirus-trump-production.html

— Layoffs Are Just Starting, and the Forecasts Are Bleak Shutdowns in the U.S. retail and hospitality businesses may be an early sign of the job losses that the coronavirus outbreak will inflict on the economy. – Ben Casselman, Sapna Maheshwari and David Yaffe-Bellany
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/business/economy/coronavirus-layoffs.html

— The Workers Who Face the Greatest Coronavirus Risk – Lazaro Gamio
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/15/business/economy/coronavirus-worker-risk.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s $1 trillion stimulus is a gamble for reelection — and a sea change for Republicans once opposed to bailouts – Robert Costa and 
Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-economic-stimulus-reelection-bailout/2020/03/18/280a1a12-6947-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— White House coronavirus plan aims to send $2,000 to many Americans, includes $300 billion for small businesses Talks remain fluid, but discussions with Congress are intensifying as virus fallout worsens – Erica Werner and Jeff Stein 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/trump-coronavirus-economic-plan/
— Trump’s coronavirus plan includes industry bailouts that Republicans once opposed Airlines, hotels, cruise companies and others are pleading for government help, but the White House hasn’t said where it might draw the line – 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/trump-coronavirus-plan-bailouts/
— ICE to stop most immigration enforcement inside United States, will focus on criminals during coronavirus outbreak – Maria Sacchetti and 
Arelis R. Hernández
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ice-halting-most-immigration-enforcement/2020/03/18/d0516228-696c-11ea-abef-020f086a3fab_story.html

USA TODAY
— We need the American people’s help to fight coronavirus now – Mike Pence
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/18/coronavirus-mike-pence-how-to-fight-covid-19-2-weeks-column/5070209002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Gives Employees Extra $1,000 and Good Reviews Amid Coronavirus The social-media giant also plans to provide $100 million in cash and advertising credits to small businesses – Deepa Seetharaman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-gives-employees-extra-1-000-and-good-reviews-amid-coronavirus-11584464623

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Don’t Let Trump Off the Hook for the Coronavirus Crisis.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/156961/dont-let-trump-off-hook-coronavirus-crisis

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 26% See Panicked Overreaction
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/americans_favor_travel_ban_school_closures_but_26_see_panicked_overreaction