September 26 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Trump intends to pick conservative Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court nominee – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-intends-to-tap-barrett-for-supreme-court-sources/6575998/
— As Fair Tax Amendment vote approaches, some Republicans accuse governor of intimidation Illinois is 1 of only 8 states with a flat tax – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/some-republicans-accuse-governor-of-intimidation-over-fair-tax-amendment/6566931/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Team Pritzker’s new threat to raise everyone’s taxes – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-tax-graduated-illinois-20200925-7xdknnlvcnhk5a4bacf6t2ip6e-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot, labor leaders call for congressional help on Chicago’s coronavirus revenue hole – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicagolori-lightfoot-labor-letter-congress-aid-package-20200925-z77eijtvwfa6tc2bydyhxx5qp4-story.html
— Demonstrators call for justice outside Lake County Courthouse during Kyle Rittenhouse extradition hearing – KARIE ANGELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-rittenhouse-vigil-st-0926-20200925-ipbtzclhgfgj3pyb3sivtmqx7i-story.html
— A look in the mirror: We vote for candidates who reflect us – JEFF SCRIMA (DIERSEN: Those who are the following vote for candidates who are the following: anti-law enforcement officers, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How many of the aforesaid are voters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? How many of the aforesaid are candidates on ballots in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? What percent of the yard signs being displayed in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county are a) for Democrat candidates and b) for Republican candidates?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-commentary-politics-mirrors-20200925-lgi7vfqk35dnffx6g23mzphjsy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker’s income tax battle heats up with warnings of tax hikes, verbal exchange of ‘scare tactics’ vs. ‘a number of lies’ The flurry of rhetoric came after Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton’s warning of a potential 20% tax increase if voters reject Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax proposal. – David Roeder and Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/25/21456006/illinois-income-tax-juliana-stratton-big-increase-ahead-amendment-fails
— Madigan tells House panel to start the probe without him: ‘I have provided all of the answers I can give’ Madigan’s letter to the committee appears to be his most substantive response yet to the bombshell bribery case against ComEd. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/25/21456958/speaker-mike-madigan-investigative-panel-commonwealth-edison-comed-durkin-house
— Lightfoot defends using electronic billboards to display #SayHerName message honoring Breonna Taylor Some aldermen criticized the mayor, saying the billboards are for public service announcement and safety alerts. “It’s a political statement,” said Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st). – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/25/21456133/mayor-lightfoot-criticized-over-breonna-taylor-billboard-message

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Republicans blast Stratton for tax hike comments – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200925/republicans-blast-stratton-for-tax-hike-comments

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Six University of Illinois administrators and a campus Jewish organization quickly criticized a newly-adopted Illinois Student Government resolution calling on the UI to divest from its own police department and those of Champaign and Urbana, as well as corporations it said are contributing to human-rights violations. – Debra Pressey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/sharp-criticism-follows-ui-student-government-action/article_1fe71d31-1fa6-5ab2-99eb-61414d08e85d.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— ‘We must address the effects of climate change’ Students rally in Hinsdale against environmental racism – JOSHUA WELGE (DIERSEN: If I ran of a government or for a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that my father worked for a chemical plant in Chicago Heights for 28 years that dumped pollution on Blacks.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/09/26/we-must-address-the-effects-of-climate-change-students-rally-in-hinsdale-against-environmental-racism/an22ty3/
— Photos: Hinsdale for Black Lives Matter strike against environmental racism – ERICA BENSON
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lists/2020/09/26/ab2e677985a74fe294dc34eaf6c77ea3/index.xml
— James Doe v. Dennis Hastert jury trial set for February 2021 – KATIE FINLONE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/09/25/james-doe-v-dennis-hastert-jury-trial-set-for-february-2021/awy3mfo/

WSIL TV
— Locals protest over Breonna Taylor case – Denise Turner
https://wsiltv.com/2020/09/25/locals-protest-over-breonna-taylor-case/

CHICAGO PATCH
— Gov. Pritzker Pledges Racial Equity, Activists Hear ‘Lip Service’ Pritzker’s public pledge to deliver equity in Black community is “hypocritical lip service” without action, activist says. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: How soon will Pritzker issue an executive order a) to officially take income, assets, and opportunities away from Republicans in Illinois and b) to give that income, that wealth, and those opportunities to Blacks in Illinois?)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/gov-pritzker-pledges-racial-equity-activists-hear-lip-service

CENTER SQUARE
— Nearly half of all Illinois statehouse seats uncontested – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/nearly-half-of-all-illinois-statehouse-seats-uncontested/article_02a02cc0-ff70-11ea-a38b-2f785c785f92.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett Over Howls of Rage from RBG Worshippers – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/trump-nominates-amy-coney-barrett-over-howls-of-rage-from-rbg-worshippers/

FOX NEWS
— Pro-Trump crowd in Illinois (Northbrook) opposes Trump-bashing ‘Coronavirus Death Scoreboard’ “You don’t see the Republicans attacking other people,” a student organizer says – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/us/pro-trump-crowd-in-illinois-opposes-trump-bashing-coronavirus-death-scoreboard

BREITBART
— Facebook Censors Tucker Carlson for ‘False News’ – ALLUM BOKHARI (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and their many efforts to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/25/facebook-censors-tucker-carlson-for-false-news/
— Poll Shows Majority Turn Against Rioters, Media – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2020/09/23/nolte-poll-shows-majority-turn-against-rioters-media/

THE HILL
— Ending the Hyde Amendment is no longer on the backburner – DESTINY LOPEZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/518332-ending-the-hyde-amendment-is-no-longer-on-the-backburner
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump furor stokes fears of unrest.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/518363-the-memo-trump-furor-stokes-fears-of-unrest?rnd=1601075935

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “Why the right-wing has a massive advantage on Facebook.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/26/facebook-conservatives-2020-421146

CNBC
— Trump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett ensures abortion fight for election’s final day – Tucker Higgins
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/25/trump-supreme-court-pick-barrett-ensures-election-fight-over-abortion.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Will Amy Coney Barrett Cost Republicans the Senate?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-scotus.html?searchResultPosition=7
— How to Predict Merit Aid in a Strange College Application Season Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts? – Ron Lieber
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/your-money/merit-aid-SAT-optional.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— On Being Black and Conservative The Heritage Foundation’s president on the racial progress she’s experienced, the problems that remain, and becoming a target of Fox host Tucker Carlson. – Nicole Ault
https://www.wsj.com/articles/on-being-black-and-conservative-11601061892
— If the nominee is Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats should resist the urge to target her for her faith. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-truth-about-people-of-praise-11600990129

DETROIT NEWS
— Google’s search business targeted in US antitrust case – David McLaughlin and Gerrit De Vynck (DIERSEN: Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/09/25/googles-search-business-targeted-us-antitrust-case/3529515001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Barr has been a key ally in Donald Trump’s crackdown on technology giants. The U.S. president has railed against internet companies for allegedly censoring conservative viewpoints online.)

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The US can afford to pay reparations to Black Americans — as long as it sells some federal lands – Rashawn Ray (DIERSEN: How strongly do Democrats blame you for the problems that Blacks have? The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats blame you for the problems that Blacks have: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/why-use-federal-lands-pay-reparations-slavery-2020-9

WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Is Facebook growing too close to Trump?”
https://theweek.com/articles/939431/facebook-growing-close-trump

MANAGEMENT CONSULTED
— Accenture Careers (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use up-or-out to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://managementconsulted.com/accenture-careers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The competitive environment, the up-or-out promotion schedule, and the sheer size of the company ensure a high rate of turnover. This means that Accenture jobs are frequently available, in a variety of roles as well as office locations. These jobs are posted at multiple forums, but you can be sure to find some at Glassdoor and Indeed.)

VANCOUVER SUN
— NDP, Liberal and Green parties have subtly different plans to keep people safe while campaigning – Lori Culbert (DIERSEN: Of course, ever-increasing, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that because of the pandemic and because of my terrible demographics (old, overweight, White, male, type-2 diabetic, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, and owner of six American nameplate cars and one SUV), I should NOT do anything to help elect candidates and b) I should resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. Nevertheless, yesterday, I finished hand-delivering door-to-door the following to all 150 homes in my precinct a) that had at least one Republican or Independent voter and b) that had no Democrat yard signs: joint candidate piece from the Milton Township Republican Organization, sample ballot, literature from the 14 Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct who provided campaign literature, and my GOPUSA Illinois business card. Six of the aforesaid pieces had to be folded to fit inside the envelopes provided by the DuPage County Republican Central Committee. The envelopes had on them a) mailing labels provided by the DuPage County Election Division for each individual Republican or Independent voter and b) my return address label.)
https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/bc-election/dont-pet-voters-dogs-or-sneeze-on-campaign-literature-a-few-of-the-b-c-party-covid-tips-for-staff

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The three main parties supplied their safety plans to Postmedia, and there are obvious similarities around mask-wearing, social distancing, handwashing and staying home when sick. But there are also differences. At the NDP camp, workers from different parts of the campaign are “bubbled” and not allowed to interact with their fellow party workers. That is not only a drag for the Smith brothers, but for senior bus staffer Marie Della Mattia and her daughter, Emily, who works at NDP headquarters. The NDP says its rules are based on guidelines from WorkSafeBC and Henry’s office: At headquarters, staff work in small cohort teams that arrive and eat at different times while those on the bus sit in spread-out seats and hand sanitize after every stop. On Thursday, the party issued new protocols for journalists, which includes an online form that asks for symptoms and collects contact-tracing information. The Liberals’ safety plan includes many of those same elements, but also details minimizing the number of workers in campaign offices, prohibiting the public from entering the offices or requiring appointments, and using plastic or shower curtains barriers when physical distance cannot be maintained. The Liberals also have rules for canvassing, which includes limiting physical contact with doorbells and railings, hand-sanitizing between each house, never going into voters’ houses, and never petting their dogs and cats. Campaign material should be carried in a plastic bag, workers must “take every possible precaution to avoid sneezing” on it, and it should never be handed directly to a voter. Liberal events should have no more than 50 people, ideally be held outside, provide masks and sanitizer and, when possible, have assigned seating, the party says. In its safety material, the Green party acknowledges that “COVID-19 has created a situation where campaigning is going to look very different.” For starters, canvassers should wear gloves and, this year more than ever, respect a voter who isn’t interested. “Canvassers must understand that the public may not be comfortable with this type of activity at their place of residence. Team members will need to be polite, respectful and sensitive to people’s comfort levels,” the Green material says. Only team members in the same household bubble should travel in a car together. If additional people must be in the car, roll the windows down. In campaign offices, door handles, printers and sink taps must be cleaned several times a day, and Green party volunteers should avoid using common coffee pots, kettles or microwaves — which could make for some tired and hungry volunteers. Even when it comes to donations, the rules have changed. The Green party would prefer “contactless” transactions, presumably e-transfers, or old-fashioned cash can be dropped into a container with a slot on top.)

September 25 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Woman tased, arrested after not wearing mask at Ohio football game
https://abc7chicago.com/woman-tased-arrested-after-not-wearing-mask-at-football-game/6555132/

— Virginia governor Ralph Northam, wife, test positive for coronavirus
https://abc7chicago.com/ralph-northam-coronavirus-virginia-governor-covid-19/6558185/

WGN TV
— Boystown neighborhood changing name to Northalsted Of nearly 8,000 people polled, 58% wanted to keep the name, 20% said they felt unwelcome under the current title. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ make those like me who do not promote LGBTQ feel unwelcome. How strongly is LGBTQ promoted in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, and in your precinct?)
https://wgntv.com/news/boystown-neighborhood-changing-name-to-northalsted/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago police union president says Dem pols spread ‘false’ Breonna Taylor narrative to boost Biden’s Black support “They’re trying to incite anger and get people riled up to make sure they show up to the polls. Police are the boogie man,” FOP President John Catanzara said. “They’re really willing to sell their souls for an election because they hate the President that much.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/9/24/21455138/breonna-taylor-shooting-chicago-police-charges-catanzara-trump-biden-pritzker-lightfoot
— ComEd accepts GOP ‘invitation to provide testimony’ at Madigan hearing — but Democrats mum on how to handle RSVP Whether Democrats will agree to the Republicans’ plans to take testimony is unclear. Also unclear is what testimony current company officials could give, as none of them have been implicated directly in any of the alleged wrongdoing. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/24/21455260/madigan-durkin-comed-commonwealth-edison-hearing-lausch-prosecutors-committee
— ‘Boystown’ banners to be removed because nickname makes some in LGBTQ community feel unwelcome The Northaslted Business Alliance also will stop using the nickname in its marketing materials. – Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ make those like me who do not promote LGBTQ feel unwelcome. How strongly is LGBTQ promoted in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, and in your precinct?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/24/21454640/boystown-banners-removed-nickname-petition-lgbtq-community

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Would we say their names if police were killed? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-police-attacked-john-kass-20200925-rlhmgz2hajhorklkjhjocw3bum-story.html
— Trump says he’s ‘not a fan’ of Meghan Markle after she urges Americans to vote – CHRISTI CARRAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-trump-meghan-markle-voting-20200924-kcs4bsfqd5hfph5pbhox3tavgu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Pat O’Brien for Cook County state’s attorney – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200925/endorsement-pat-obrien-for-cook-county-states-attorney
— Weekend service to continue, Metra, RTA officials say – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/weekend-service-to-continue-metra-rta-officials-say
— Define ‘divisive’ – Vincent J. Heaton, Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200925/define-divisive
— Witness mandate vex some new mail-in voters in key states – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200925/news/309259941/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— As state’s finances fall from bad to worse, where’s bottom? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-as-states-finances-fall-from-bad-to-worse-wheres-bottom/article_c0e551cb-10b2-5a61-beb3-5a278e010782.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Tear Gas Deployed In Atlanta During Breonna Taylor Protests – BRAKKTON BOOKER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/tear-gas-deployed-atlanta-during-breonna-taylor-protests#stream/0
— Trump Warns Social Media As Justice Department Aims To Weaken Tech’s Legal Shield – SHANNON BOND (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to make me responsible for what their critics/opponents post on websites. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and their critics/opponents.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/justice-department-proposes-weakening-social-medias-legal-shield#stream/0
— As Pro-Trump Caravans Hit Roads Across U.S., Organizers Are Upbeat Despite Tensions – JOEL ROSE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/pro-trump-caravans-hit-roads-across-us-organizers-are-upbeat-despite-tensions#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/health-officials-seek-to-block-trump-rally-in-virginia

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Officials Debate Diversity In Testy Emails Trustee says Burr Ridge government feels like “good old boys club.” Mayor responds that village is promoting diversity. – David Giuliani (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-officials-debate-diversity-testy-emails

NORTHBROOK PATCH
— Trump Rally Planned Friday Near Coronavirus Death Scoreboard The Northbrook event is being organized by a Glenbrook North High School junior, who said he was attacked last weekend – Eric DeGrechie
https://patch.com/illinois/northbrook/trump-rally-planned-friday-near-coronavirus-death-scoreboard

CHICAGO NOW
— YouTube censored my post – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/09/youtube-censored-my-post/

CENTER SQUARE
— Hard to trust Illinois politicians who won’t trust voters with the truth – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-hard-to-trust-illinois-politicians-who-won-t-trust-voters-with-the-truth/article_28ce1ed6-feb5-11ea-9119-57eadad6d0bd.html
— Proposed income tax amendment on minds of interest groups, politicians as early Illinois voting begins – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/proposed-income-tax-amendment-on-minds-of-interest-groups-politicians-as-early-illinois-voting-begins/article_9653c402-fe91-11ea-ad3c-87eeedbd7436.html

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DuPage County Early Voting off to great start – Hundreds vote in person on first day
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2020/63514/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The first day of Early Voting in DuPage County has gone smoothly, with hundreds of voters – some of whom lined up outside the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton before dawn – having cast their ballots by mid-afternoon. “We’re quite happy with how it’s gone today,” DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said. “Though the line of voters snaked through the Fairgrounds parking lot today, people were patient, they practiced social distancing, and everyone – voters, pollworkers, and my staff – worked together to make this first day run smoothly.” At 8 a.m. the doors to the polling place at the Fairgrounds were opened and Kaczmarek announced, “the polls are open!” At the close of the day, 660 voters had exercised their right to vote at the Fairgrounds. The site is open 8 a.m. thru 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 16, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 17. Hours, as well as the number of Early Voting sites, expand on Oct. 19, when 18 sites all over the county will open to voters offering touchscreen voting. The current Fairgrounds site will offer paper ballots through Nov. 2. Plenty of PPE, including hand sanitizer, masks, and latex gloves, were available for voters. A professional cleaning crew wiped down surfaces throughout the day at the Fairgrounds voting site. “It’s great to see such enthusiasm by voters on the first day,” Kaczmarek said, “but we still have 39 days until Nov. 3, and you can vote on any of those days, either in-person or in the comfort of your home by mail ballot.” Thursday was also the day the Clerk’s Office began sending mail ballots to voters. Those ballots should start showing up in mailboxes of voters who’ve requested them soon. “If you’ve applied for a mail ballot, there’s no need to vote in person,” Kaczmarek said. “More than 159,000 DuPage County voters have already requested mail ballots, and my office will make sure each of those voters gets their ballot. Voters still have just over four weeks to request a mail ballot, but we recommend that if you plan to vote by mail, you apply for your ballot online as soon as possible. “This election may feel very different from any previous election – from the masks and plastic shields at the polling places to the disinformation coming from many quarters, but voting is still the same,” Kaczmarek said. “There are three ways to vote – by mail, in-person before Election Day, and in-person on Election Day. I urge voters to make the choice that is easiest and safest for them.”)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14/IL-Sen Full Capsule Video of Antioch’s Kyle Rittenhouse on August 25
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/rittenhouse4/
— IL-6: Two Ives Mailings Arrive This Thursday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/il-6-two-ives-mailings-arrive-this-thursday/
— Ness Claims Independence in Mailing Financed by Mike Madigan-Controlled Democratic Party
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/ness-claims-independence-in-mailing-financed-by-mike-madigan-controlled-democratic-party/
— DuPage County Plans No Property Tax Hike
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/dupage-county-plans-no-property-tax-hike/
— Secretary of State’s Vote by Mail Encouragement Piece Cost over $2.2 Million, Second Letter to Be Mailed in Mid-October
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/secretary-of-states-vote-by-mail-encouragement-piece-cost-over-2-2-million/
— IL-Sen/IL-06/IL-14: President to Issue Born-Alive Abortion Surivors Executive Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/24/bornaliveexo/
— IL-06: New Sean Casten TV Ad Hits Hard at Jeanne Ives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/23/castentv1/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino – Almost 5 Years and Still No Accountability – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/09/illinois-auditor-general-frank-mautino-almost-5-years-and-still-no-accountability/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Trump Squeezing the Lifeblood Out of Money-Sucking Critical Race Theory Hucksters – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/trump-squeezing-the-lifeblood-out-of-the-money-suckers-using-taxpayer-money-to-promote-critical-race-theory/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLICE LEAVE BIG CITIES IN RECORD NUMBERS AS ATTACKS INCREASE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/police-leave-big-cities-in-record-numbers-as-attacks-increase.html
— HOW THE 1960S RIOTS FORESHADOW TODAY’S COMMUNIST WEAPONIZATION OF BLACK PAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/how-the-1960s-riots-foreshadow-todays-communist-weaponization-of-black-pain.html
— THE BIGOTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/the-bigotry-of-social-justice.html
— DROWNING IN PENSION DEBTS: ILLINOIS THE OUTLIER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/drowning-in-pension-debts-illinois-the-outlier.html
— SHUTDOWN ORDERS VIOLATE CONSTITUTION, FEDERAL JUDGE RULES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/shutdown-orders-violate-constitution-federal-judge-rules.html
— IS THE COVID DEATH TOLL ACCURATE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/is-the-covid-death-toll-accurate.html

FOX NEWS
— Laura Ingraham: ‘Midwest finally has its moment’ in this election, and Illinois is a warning ‘Pro-pot, anti-gun, anti-business’ Chicago is ‘Democrats’ ideal Midwest city,’ says ‘Ingraham Angle’ host – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/laura-ingraham-2020-election-midwest-illinois-warning

BREITBART
— Seattle City Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto, Begins to Defund the Police – EL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/24/seattle-city-council-overrides-mayors-veto-begins-to-defund-the-police/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Why There Will Be No Peaceful Transition Of Power – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/why-there-will-be-no-peaceful-transition-of-power

FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION
— Black Lives Matter’s Goal to ‘Disrupt’ the Nuclear Family Fits a Marxist Aim That Goes Back a Century and a Half Black Lives Matter’s goal fits a Marxist paradigm that stretches all the way back to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. (DIERSEN: To promote BLM and LGBTQ is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family.)
https://fee.org/articles/black-lives-matter-s-goal-to-disrupt-the-nuclear-family-fits-a-marxist-aim-that-goes-back-a-century-and-a-half/

COLLEGE FIX
— Illinois Central College professor who threatened to fail student for not trashing Trump has been removed from teaching
https://www.thecollegefix.com/professor-who-threatened-to-fail-student-for-not-trashing-trump-has-been-removed-from-teaching-report/

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters greet Trump with boos and ‘vote him out’ chants at RBG viewing
https://www.politico.com/video/2020/09/24/trump-is-greeted-by-boos-and-crowd-chanting-vote-him-out-at-rbg-viewing-091668

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Breonna Taylor to get Blacks to hate Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/im-tired-like-every-black-american-protesters-back-in-streets-after-taylor-ruling/2020/09/24/ba56169e-fea4-11ea-9ceb-061d646d9c67_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump balloting machinations heighten fears of 1876 redux.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/25/daily-202-trump-balloting-machinations-heighten-fears-1876-redux/

USA TODAY
— What’s the big idea? 3 proposed solutions for reducing economic inequality. Economic inequality in the United States is real and deeply damaging to the living standards of the vast majority of families. – Scott Winship, Wells King and Josh Bevins (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying Jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/24/whats-big-idea-how-american-can-reduce-economic-inequality-column/5851297002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Facebook is doing everything that it can a) to defeat Republicans and b) to elect Democrats.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/25/facebook-security-critical-for-2020-election-social-media-giant-takes-action/3514814001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Anti-Trump Republican Group to Spend $10 Million With Focus on Suburban Women – Gabriel T. Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/anti-trump-republican-group-to-spend-10-million-with-focus-on-suburban-women-11601026201?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=2
— If You Lose an Election, You Probably Deserve It – Joseph C. Sternberg (DIERSEN: What do you say to candidates, to their major donors, to their political consultants, to their campaign managers, to their staff members, and to their volunteers who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems? I should write a book about the aforesaid candidates, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their staff members, and their volunteers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-lose-an-election-you-probably-deserve-it-11600972211

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The DOJ asked Congress to erode big tech’s legal protections as Trump accused firms of anti-conservative bias and ‘cancel culture’ – Isobel Asher Hamilton (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to make me responsible for what their critics/opponents post on websites. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and their critics/opponents.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/doj-asks-congress-to-weaken-section-230-2020-9

FOX WILMINGTON
— Amid Kentucky unrest, AP poll shows public support for racial justice protests falling – CHARLES CREITZ
https://foxwilmington.com/headlines/amid-kentucky-unrest-ap-poll-shows-public-support-for-racial-justice-protests-falling/

NPR
— Report: Satellite Images Reveal Suspected Detention Sites In China’s Xinjiang Region – Laurel Wamsley (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats built detention sites to put Republicans in?)

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/24/916665128/report-satellite-images-reveal-suspected-detention-sites-in-chinas-xinjiang-regi

LAW.COM

— Up or Out: Why Litigation Associates Need to Make a Decision by Their Fourth Year Inherent problems with the career path for Big Law litigation associates make it a necessity for young lawyers to plan for their future earlier than their firms do. – Joshua Libling (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran should be advised that the Democrats who run the federal government use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to waste their careers and to get rid of them if they do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/2020/06/29/up-or-out-why-litigation-associates-need-to-make-a-decision-by-their-fourth-year/

September 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois early voting begins in some counties Thursday – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/some-illinois-counties-begin-early-voting-thursday/6535019/
— Breonna Taylor decision: Chicago protests draw hundreds across city, remain peaceful; Illinois National Guard on standby Protests come after decision not to charge officers in Taylor’s death; Officer Brett Hankison indicted for wanton endangerment – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/hundreds-in-chicago-protest-breonna-taylor-decision/6534373/
— Republican State Rep. Amy Grant called on to drop out of race after ‘racist,’ ‘homophobic’ remarks about opponent – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-state-rep-called-on-to-drop-out-after-racist-homophobic-comments-about-opponent/6490035/
— Boystown name change follows inclusivity survey, neighborhood now known as Northalsted
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/boystown-changes-name-for-inclusivity/6530112/
— Breonna Taylor protests: Anger, frustration spills into America’s streets after officer’s indictment – Dylan Lovan, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and John Minchillo
https://abc7chicago.com/dismay-over-breonna-taylor-spills-into-americas-streets/6535759/

NBC5
— Demonstrators March Down Michigan Avenue in Protest of Breonna Taylor Decision
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/demonstrators-march-down-michigan-avenue-in-protest-of-breonna-taylor-decision/2343798/

CBS2
— Protests Held Around Chicago In Wake Of Decision On Officers Who Shot, Killed Breonna Taylor – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/23/protests-held-around-chicago-in-wake-of-decision-on-officers-who-shot-killed-breonna-taylor/
— An Inside Look At The Chicago Police Looting Task Force – Lauren Victory
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/24/an-inside-look-at-the-chicago-police-looting-task-force/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago FOP president reacts to the grand jury decision in the case of Breonna Taylor
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/854099
— How to go about safely voting this November Dr. Shikha Jain from the University of Illinois at Chicago talks about ways to safely vote and limit your exposure to COVID-19 this November.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/854108
— Facebook under fire for posts leading up to Kenosha fatal shootings Daliah Saper of Saper Law Offices talks about the legal ramifications the social network could face in lieu of a lawsuit filed in wake of the deadly Kenosha shootings.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/854098

WTTW
— What’s It Like to Be a Black Cop in Chicago in 2020? We Ask 3 CPD Officers – Marissa Nelson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/09/22/black-chicago-police-officer-experience-2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— RBG’s death puts the rule of law and the Constitution on the November ballot. – John Kass
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200923/281599537934005
— Illinois Black-owned media coalition seeks bigger slice of $2 billion state advertising pie – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-black-media-equity-coalition-advertising-20200923-72pet674jjhvdkwqqystf4tf64-story.html
Hundreds of demonstrators gather around Chicago to peacefully protest that no Kentucky police will face charges in Breonna Taylor’s death – WILLIAM LEE, ANNIE SWEENEY, JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ, GREGORY PRATT and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-breonna-taylor-louisville-kentucky-chicago-reaction-20200923-hbavkbzd4bcevp6mpn5dnk27ue-story.html
— Chicago’s signature LGBTQ neighborhood will no longer be marketed as Boystown, following complaints that the name excludes women and nonbinary people – NARA SCHOENBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-boystown-name-change-tt-09232020-20200923-wv2z5wyounau3owtjvcc6ac4dy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-supreme-court-abortion-conservative-chapman-20200923-36gy6wg4lnf5zieiq2iljilbbi-story.html
— CPS plans for reopening schools still uncertain as parents share remote learning woes: ‘It’s just not working’ – HANNAH LEONE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-public-schools-remote-learning-covid-19-20200923-nhsm2havbreilar6up4gfniffq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Anti-Catholic attacks on Amy Coney Barrett will help get Trump re-elected When the left attacks a conservative Catholic woman in this way, it only affirms what Trump has been selling to his supporters: that Democrats are out to get them. – S. E. Cupp
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/23/21452665/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-nominee-anti-catholic-bias
— Controversial ‘no-knock’ warrants questioned in Breonna Taylor case are legal in Illinois Chicago Police use of no-knock warrants has come under scrutiny in recent years, with several lawsuits filed against officers who allegedly used them to search the homes of people who’ve done nothing wrong. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/23/21453572/controversial-no-knock-warrants-scrutinized-breonna-taylor-case-legal-illinois
— ‘March after march. Protest after protest. And nothing changes in America’ Chicago protesters Wednesday evening assail ‘travesty’ in Breonna Taylor police shooting and grand jury decision. – Manny Ramos, Ben Pope, and Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/23/21453478/local-rallies-breonna-taylor-case-police-brutality-civil-unrest-violence

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Laura Hois for House Dist. 81
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200924/endorsement-laura-hois-for-house-dist-81

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Cook County missing from national list of healthiest communities
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-pulse/cook-county-missing-national-list-healthiest-communities-illinois-surpasses-5-million

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— This time, it’s GOP that has state Supreme Court justice in its sights – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-this-time-it-s-gop-that-has-state-supreme-court-justice-in-its/article_0e92e815-f4c7-59ad-a0f4-d789fa875ffd.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Endorsement: Kinzinger in 16th Congressional District
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/20/endorsement-kinzinger-in-16th-congressional-district/aro0m5w/
— ‘We know we matter’: Students march to NIU Center for Black Studies after racist graffiti incident – EDDIE CARIFIO
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/23/we-know-we-matter-students-march-to-niu-center-for-black-studies-after-racist-graffiti-incident/ayhidu4/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— President Trump, GOP AGs accuse social media companies of silencing conservatives – Kellie Meyer (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who encourage everyone to spend all their time on Facebook and b) discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/president-trump-gop-ags-accuse-social-media-companies-of-silencing-conservatives/
— “It’s not right”: Pekin neighbor says city code ordinance allows derogatory yard sign – Janie Bohlmann
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/its-not-right-pekin-neighbor-says-city-code-ordinance-allows-derogatory-yard-sign-2/

WGLT
— Candidate Questionnaire: Rodney Davis
https://www.wglt.org/post/candidate-questionnaire-rodney-davis-0#stream/0
— MADD Survey Reveals Misconceptions Around Cannabis, Driving – CAMBERYN KELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/madd-survey-reveals-misconceptions-around-cannabis-driving#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says – ADEDAYO AKALA (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the cost of Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion. To meet AA, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted many millions of tax dollars. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/cost-racism-us-economy-lost-16-trillion-because-discrimination-bank-says#stream/0

OAK PARK PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat teachers encourage students to be ant-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-marriage, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://patch.com/illinois/oakpark/kids-are-reflective-ready-do-work-supporting-anti-racism-oak-park-middle-schools

CENTER SQUARE
— Cannabis sales in Illinois to out-of-state residents nearly doubles – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/cannabis-sales-in-illinois-to-out-of-state-residents-nearly-doubles/article_7853f34c-fde1-11ea-a286-87e5594261de.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Jeanne Ives and Mark Curran – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/spotlight-jeanne-ives-and-mark-curran/

CAPITOL FAX
— 870,000 new unemployment benefit applications filed last week, 23,113 in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/24/870000-new-unemployment-benefit-applications-filed-last-week-23113-in-illinois/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Is America on the verge of substituting woke socialism for Judeo-Christian ethics? – Richard B. Levine
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/23/is-america-on-the-verge-of-substituting-woke-socia/

FOX NEWS
— ‘Coronavirus Death Scoreboard’ vandalized, Illinois town decides not to remove anti-Trump display The display near downtown Northbrook has sparked an outcry among residents – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-death-scoreboard-vandalized-northbrook-illinois

TOWNHALL
— Why CPAC Chair Matt Schlapp Says ‘Being a Republican Is Going to Be Illegal Soon’ – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet//bethbaumann/2020/09/22/why-cpac-chair-matt-schlapp-says-being-a-republican-is-going-to-be-illegal-soon-n2576711

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Donald Trump Is The Most Pro-Life President Ever
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/donald-trump-is-the-most-pro-life-president-ever

ONE NEWS NOW
— The Kroger Company is being sued by two former employees who say they were fired for not wanting to wear aprons displaying a rainbow symbol. – Chris Woodward (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents, and RINOs will force you a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ.)
https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2020/09/23/rainbow-refused-employees-fired-employer-sued

COLLEGE FIX
— University of Chicago activists vow year of protest without ‘peace or quiet’ after school refuses to defund police – LANDON MION-KENNESAW
https://www.thecollegefix.com/uchicago-activists-vow-year-of-protest-without-peace-or-quiet-after-school-refuses-to-defund-police/

FOX BUSINESS
— Zuckerberg recordings: Facebook users ‘ideologically…more conservative’ than employees ‘Maybe “a little” is an understatement,’ Zuckerberg said – Audrey Conklin
https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/facebook-users-ideologically-conservative-employees

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Don’t Burn Your Political Bridges – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/dont-burn-your-political-bridges/

THE HILL
— McConnell pushes back on Trump: ‘There will be an orderly transition’ – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/517973-mcconnell-pushes-back-on-trump-there-will-be-an-orderly-transition

POLITICO
— Democrats Concerned Feinstein Not Capable Of Leading Attack On Nominee – JOHN BRESNAHAN and MARIANNE LEVINE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about leaders of the following who have led attacks on conservatives: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/23/dianne-feinstein-supreme-court-battle-420357
— The pandemic could widen the achievement gap. A generation of students is at risk. The pandemic is widening long-standing gaps to school resources that fall along racial and socioeconomic lines. A generation of students could fall further behind. – MAYA KING and NICOLE GAUDIANO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/23/how-the-coronavirus-is-making-school-segregation-worse-420839

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote – DAVID CRARY
https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-virus-outbreak-ruth-bader-ginsburg-pennsylvania-immigration-e458142ec87e1f55b8d4225a75442664
— Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears – ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and PIA DESHPANDE
https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-local-elections-michigan-elections-detroit-439c4cea488669d96bdc5b99da402d25

NEW YORK TIMES
— With Court Prize in Sight, Republicans Unite Behind Trump Once Again The swift rally behind President Trump’s push to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election reflects his lock on the Republican Party. – Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/us/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Two officers shot, suspect in custody amid night of unrest after grand jury decision on Breonna Taylor case – Mark Berman, Marisa Iati, Abigail Hauslohner, Keith McMillan, Holly Bailey, Hannah Knowles, Meryl Kornfield, Mark Guarino and Timothy Bella
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/24/breonna-taylor-charging-decision-protests/

USA TODAY
— College coaches dominate list of highest-paid public employees with seven-digit salaries – Samuel Stebbins
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/09/23/these-are-the-highest-paid-public-employees-in-every-state/114091534/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Harvard Business School Pledges to Tackle Race Issues Dean says school will revise curriculum, recruit more Black students – Patrick Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvard-business-school-pledges-to-tackle-race-issues-11600879674
— Before Reporting Became ‘Journalism’ Writers subdued their egos and encouraged readers to think. Nowadays it’s all about arousing emotion. – Lance Morrow
https://www.wsj.com/articles/before-reporting-became-journalism-11600879803

FORBES
— Why New York City Is In Trouble – 114,041 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $14.6 Billion – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: When did you first start earning $100,000+ in today’s dollars? I did in 1987 when I was 39 years old. By then, I a) had worked for GAO for almost 8 years, b) had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, c) had passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, d) had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, MBA from Loyola, and bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, and e) had become a licensed CPA.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/09/24/why-new-york-city-is-in-trouble–114041-public-employees-with-100000-paychecks-cost-taxpayers-146-billion/

BLOOMBERG
— Social Media Companies Are Getting Out the Vote. Who Are They Reaching? – Sarah Frier
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-09-24/social-media-companies-are-getting-out-the-vote-who-are-they-reaching

September 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Breonna Taylor decision: Chicago protest planned around city, Illinois National Guard on standby as 1 officer indicted Breonna Taylor Chicago: Protests planned around city after no officers charged for her death – Diane Pathieu, Evelyn Holmes and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-protests-breonna-taylor-decision-il-national-guard-standing-by/6520845/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,848 new coronavirus cases, 22 deaths; Pritzker warns of rising cases in Region 1
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1848-new-covid-19-cases-22-deaths/6520137/
— US Postal Service jobs: USPS now hiring at 2 Chicago-area locations (DIERSEN: The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://abc7chicago.com/careers/usps-now-hiring-at-2-chicago-area-locations/6520676/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Mail Handler Assistant position is listed as $16.55 per hour, and the Postal Support position is $18.15 per hour, according to the USPS. . .Qualified candidates must be 18 or a high school graduate; a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status; must pass a background check, drug test and pre-employment medical assessment; and must reside within daily commuting distance of the position.)
— California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035, governor announces – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/california-moves-to-end-sales-of-new-gas-powered-cars/6522840/

NBC5
— Chicago Protest Live Blog: Protesters Take to Streets After Breonna Taylor Decision
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/breonna-taylor-protest-live-blog2343701/2343701/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker, Preckwinkle, Lightfoot, and other Democrat officials promote protests if not looting if not rioting if not arson if not even worse things.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-calls-grand-jury-ruling-on-breonna-taylor-case-a-gross-miscarriage-of-justice/2343618/
— Missouri Governor, Opponent of Mandatory Masks, Has COVID-19 Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams said contact tracing efforts have begun, seeking out people who have had close contact with the governor – David A. Lieb and Jim Salter
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/missouri-governor-opponent-of-mandatory-masks-has-covid-19/2343717/
— Indiana Governor Keeps Mask Order, Drops Other Virus Limits
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-governor-keeps-mask-order-drops-other-virus-limits/2343512/
— Gov. Evers Extends Wisconsin’s Mask Mandate Until Nov. 21 – Scott Bauer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gov-evers-extends-wisconsins-mask-mandate-until-nov-21/2343338/

CBS2
— LIVE UPDATES: Breonna Taylor Protests In Chicago
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/23/live-updates-breonna-taylor-protests-in-chicago/
— DuPage County: Voting In A Pandemic: Early Voting Begins In Most Of Illinois Thursday – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/23/voting-pandemic-early-voting-begins-illinois-thursday/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This year’s presidential election is poised to be historic for many reasons, and Wednesday in counties all around Chicago, final preparations were underway for the start of early voting Thursday. DuPage County is working to make voters and election judges feel safe. The DuPage County Fairgrounds will be the county’s first and only polling place for early in-person voting. The county clerk moved early voting there for many reason, most significantly because of the size of the room and ability to keep doors wide open if needed. Less than 24 hours before DuPage County voters enter the doors election judges sat through training. This year in a pandemic that training contained a whole new set of rules and a whole new set of personal safety equipment. “Everything has been turned upside down and inside out,” said first term DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek. Kaczmarek said planning has been underway since the primary ended. She said $3.5 million in state and federal Cares Act money has been used to buy now needed items like shields, sanitizer, masks and new equipment to handle mail-in ballots. Kaczmarek also doubled election judges’ pay as an incentive. Early voting judges will now get $20 an hour. “We’re in pretty good shape with election judges. We’re always recruiting. It’s a move other county clerks have made, too, in hopes of avoiding a judge shortage. Melissa Nachman said it helped sway her, admitting she was concerned about her safety. “However, I felt that it was important. We need to have election judges just to make our elections work well, and I weighed the two things,” Nachman said. Safety is clearly a priority. Polling stations are six feet apart. Floor markers demand social distancing, and a mail-in drop box is near the door for those dropping of mail-in ballots. DuPage County has gotten 155,000 mail-in ballot applications. Statewide there have been almost 1.8 million. “That is an incredible number. The most we’ve ever had cast in vote by mail was just two years ago; 430,000 voted by mail,” said the Illinois State Board of Elections’ Matt Dietrich. Dietrich said at this rate half of the presidential votes could be cast before election day. He echoes what many election leaders say: the earlier the better. Early voting begins in all of Illinois except Cook County and the City of Chicago. That’s also when those requested mail-in ballots will begin to be sent out. Paper ballots begin Thursday, but touch screen voting begins Oct. 19 in DuPage County.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— National Guard activated in Chicago after charges announced in Breonna Taylor’s case Multiple National Guard vehicles could be seen Wednesday afternoon at Wabash Avenue and Roosevelt Road, just hours after a grand jury indicted one former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments, but not in connection to Taylor’s death. – David Struett and Emmanuel Camarillo
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/9/23/21453389/breonna-taylor-protest-illinois-national-guard-deployed
— Pritzker and fellow Democrats open wallets to defeat GOP legislator who made disparaging remarks about Black LGBTQ challenger Since a trio of state House Democrats held a news conference Monday playing the recordings and denouncing state Rep. Amy Grant, Democrat Ken Mejia-Beal has taken in $158,828.90 in donations – bringing his total campaign war chest to $417,185.90 – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/23/21452731/pritzkerdemocrats-republican-amy-grant-ken-mejia-beal-black-lgbtq-wheaton

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump predicts election ‘will end up in the Supreme Court,’ says he wants replacement for RBG confirmed ahead of Election Day – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-election-day-supreme-court-pick-20200923-vhorw4px6fbypcxzde72bji5ri-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker, Preckwinkle, Lightfoot, and other Democrat officials promote protests if not looting if not rioting if not arson if not even worse things.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-breonna-taylor-louisville-kentucky-chicago-reaction-20200923-hbavkbzd4bcevp6mpn5dnk27ue-story.html
— Employers could require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Will it come to that? – MITCHELL SCHNURMAN (DIERSEN: Will organizations require their members to be vaccinated?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-biz-coronavirus-vaccine-mandatory-employment-20200923-s7mqxa2ogbgddcztyeqhyigdvq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘We have too many guns’: Casten proposes national gun buyback program – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200923/we-have-too-many-guns-casten-proposes-national-gun-buyback-program
— Keith Wheeler: Candidate profile, Illinois House 50th District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200923/keith-wheeler-candidate-profile-illinois-house-50th-district
— Thomas ‘Tom’ Morrison: Candidate profile, Illinois House 54th District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200923/thomas-tom-morrison-candidate-profile-illinois-house-54th-district
— Michael Nerheim: Candidate profile, Lake County state’s attorney
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200923/michael-nerheim-candidate-profile-lake-county-states-attorney

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Naperville is now a hot spot for pot – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/naperville-now-hot-spot-pot

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Who can register the most students to vote? Bloomington-Normal institutions compete – Analisa Trofimuk (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at students, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacist, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/who-can-register-the-most-students-to-vote-bloomington-normal-institutions-compete/article_1933cd96-9cf0-5f25-880d-aff24a9d3cd8.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Oberweis Uses Mailing to Echo His First TV Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/il-14-oberweis-mail-echoes-tv-ad/
— IL-6: Ives Mails Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/23/il-6-ives-mails-again/
— Donna Kurtz Explains Why She Is Backing Mike Buehler for County Board Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/23/donna-kurtz-explains-why-she-is-backing-mike-buehler-for-county-board-chairman/
— District 200 Parents and Students Rally in Woodstock to Open Schools
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/23/district-200-parents-and-students-rally-in-woodstock-to-open-schools/
— District 300 Parents and Students Rally in Algonquin to Open Schools
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/23/district-300-parents-rally-in-algonquin-to-open-schools/
— Information Local Newspapers Wanted from County Board Chairman Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/23/information-local-newspapers-wanted-from-county-board-chairman-candidates/
— When Sam Skinner Came Calling on Springfield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/23/when-sam-skinner-came-calling-on-springfield/
– IL-14: Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/underwoodcst/
— Biden-Harris Yard Signs Stolen in Harvard
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/biden-harris-yard-signs-stolen-in-harvard/
— Wilcox Gives Reasons for Supporting Buehler for County Board Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/wilcox-gives-reasons-for-supporting-buehler-for-county-board-chairman/
— IL-Sen: Supreme Court Confirmation To Move Forward
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/scotus3/
— IL-06: First Head to Head Candidates Forum between Sean Casten and Jeanne Ives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/cir2/
— Illinois Ranking Last Again (Without Football This Time)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/illinois-ranking-last-again/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON LIFE, FAMILY, AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/trump-administration-accomplishments-on-life-family-and-religious-freedom.html

CAPITOL FAX
— The Casten/Ives front
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/23/the-castenives-front/
— Pritzker says attacking his daughter for playing an allowed sport “inappropriate,” criticizes those who protested at state employee’s house and “scaring their children”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/23/pritzker-says-attacking-his-daughter-for-playing-an-allowed-sport-inappropriate-criticizes-those-who-protested-at-state-employees-house-and-scaring-their-children/
— 1,848 new cases, 22 additional deaths, 1,563 in the hospital, 3.5 percent positivity rate, Pritzker warns northern Illinois’ Region One
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/23/1848-new-cases-22-additional-deaths-1563-in-the-hospital-35-percent-positivity-rate-pritzker-warns-northern-illinois-region-one/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mejia-Beal promoters promote Mejia-Beal
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/23/rep-grant-digs-hole-deeper/

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump is Fighting Harmful Ideologies that Cause Division in Our Federal Workplaces (DIERSEN: Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-German Americans against German Americans, g) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, h) veterans against non-veterans, i) moderates and liberals against conservatives, j) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, k) non-married people against married people, l) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, m) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, n) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, o) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and p) non-gun owners against gun owners.)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-trump-fighting-harmful-ideologies-cause-division-federal-workplaces/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Biden: Kamala Harris ready to step in ‘if somebody pushed me off a roof or something’ – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/23/joe-biden-kamala-harris-ready-step-if-somebody-pus/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Ilhan Omar: Everything Tucker Carlson ‘has had in life was given to him’ – Anthony Leonardi
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ilhan-omar-everything-tucker-carlson-has-had-in-life-was-given-to-him

GOPUSA
— Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives. (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95332
— Kamala Harris And Democrat Officials Side With Rioters, Not Police
https://www.gopusa.com/kamala-harris-and-democrat-officials-side-with-rioters-not-police/

BREITBART
— Politico: ‘Union Members Snub Biden for Trump’ – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/09/22/politico-union-members-snub-biden-for-trump/

CBN NEWS
— How America’s Toxic ‘Cancel Culture’ Ruins Lives and Ends Careers – Efrem Graham (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others.)
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2020/september/how-americas-toxic-cancel-culture-ruins-lives-and-ends-careers

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Left’s Shameful Targeting of Lawmakers’ Homes – Katrina Trinko
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/09/22/the-lefts-shameful-targeting-of-lawmakers-homes/

CAMPUS REFORM
— UW-Madison students want to cancel Abraham Lincoln – Ben Zeisloft
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15724

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-race-record/2020/09/23/332b0b68-f10f-11ea-b796-2dd09962649c_story.html
— Justice Department asks Congress to weaken social media companies’ liability protection At issue is Section 230, which gives Facebook, Twitter and other social media legal protection for items their users post to the companies’ websites – Tony Romm (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want me to be personally responsible for everything in all the articles that I include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents do not want me to send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails only to articles that they write or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/09/23/trump-doj-censorship-section-230/
— Trump eyes ‘concrete legal steps’ against social media sites for alleged bias against conservatives The administration called on state attorneys general to open their own investigation on the same day it unveiled a legislative proposal to hold sites more accountable for their content-management decisions – Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/09/23/trump-doj-censorship-section-230/

FORBES
— Examining Joe Biden’s Record On Employment Discrimination – Douglas Wigdor (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, draft avoiders, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglaswigdor/2020/09/22/examining-joe-bidens-record-on-employment-discrimination/
— How To Tell If Your Workplace Is Committed To Inclusion Or Simply Practicing ‘Woke Washing’ – Michelle King (DIERSEN: The federal government can stress how it wastes the careers of and gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelleking/2020/09/22/how-to-tell-if-your-workplace-is-committed-to-inclusion-or-simply-practicing-woke-washing/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— GAO pleading with agencies to follow recommendations to improve pandemic response – Eric White
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/federal-newscast/2020/09/gao-pleading-with-agencies-to-follow-recommendations-to-improve-pandemic-response/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ focus on getting rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/09/trumps-likely-choices-supreme-court-bad-lgbtq-people/

September 20 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Donald Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pres-trump-pledges-woman-for-court-pushes-senate-to-move-on-pick/6457971/
— Chicago shootings: 30 shot, 2 fatally in Chicago weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/30-shot-2-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/6461801/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-9/20/2020

NBC5
— Democrats Face Limited Options to Stop Trump From Replacing Ginsburg Senate Republicans hold a 53 to 47 majority
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/democrats-face-limited-options-to-stop-trump-from-replacing-ginsburg/2341628/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bulls Hang ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural From Advocate Center Windows – Rob Schaefer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/nbcsports/bulls-hang-black-lives-matter-mural-from-advocate-center-windows/2341185/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Majority of likely voters want ‘Blue Lives Matter’ laws punishing attacks on police: Poll
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/majority-of-likely-voters-want-blue-lives-matter-laws-punishing-attacks-on-police-poll
— Protesters gather outside Mitch McConnell’s home amid pushes to fill late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat – Catherine Park (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Independents, and RINOs intimidate Republicans.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/protesters-gather-outside-mitch-mcconnells-home-amid-pushes-to-fill-late-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-seat
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Florida parents reportedly smoking weed, drinking during kids’ remote classes
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/florida-parents-reportedly-smoking-weed-drinking-during-kids-remote-classes

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP Jamboree in Homer Glen seeks to recruit younger members to party – JESSE WRIGHT (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am almost 72 years old. Ever-increasingly, RINO leaders listen to RINO consultants who tell them that to attract those who are minority, female, younger, and/or moderate/liberal, you have to get rid of those who are White, male, older, and/or conservative.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-gop-jubilee-st-0921-20200919-4n5vmy36yzeu5ah2xo4q4z4yjm-story.html
— Can the United States survive the 2020 election? – STEVE CHAPMAN (DIERSEN: What do you say to RINO leaders who focus on driving conservatives out of the Republican Party, that is, who focus on driving the base of the Republican Party out of the Republican Party? I should write a book about such RINOs. I would focus on present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on those who cancel those like me who support the law enforcement, traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who cancel those like me who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those who cancel those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-secession-trump-biden-election-chapman-20200918-kybt5hym3nhtpkoj25gtbqmiiq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Ginsburg to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-rbg-memorial-chicago-20200920-v3tiqrrwjvhrppxirafbth5ivq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— O’Brien v. Foxx: Violent crime prosecution sparks heated debate between Cook County state’s attorney candidates – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200918/violent-crime-prosecution-sparks-heated-debate-between-cook-county-states-attorney-candidates
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those like me who wear a mask only when Pritzker requires me to and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that to wear a mask is to shout your hatred of Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200912/social-responsibility
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200919/constable-palatine-pair-survives-virus-still-wears-masks-and-practices-social-distancing

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— SIUC releases its Underrepresented Groups Report – Danny Connolly (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors always had to report their progress in getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. While I have been a member of various political organizations in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois during the last 20 years, the leaders of those organizations talk and/or act like they had to report their progress in getting rid of their members who were Republican, White, male older, non-veteran, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://dailyegyptian.com/102616/news/siuc-releases-its-underrepresented-groups-report/
— Saluki unity, student-athlete led group focuses on diversity and inclusion – Madison Taylor (DIERSEN: To focus on diversity and inclusion is to get rid of those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://dailyegyptian.com/102503/sports/saluki-unity-student-athlete-led-group-focuses-on-diversity-and-inclusion/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Collins first GOP Senator to oppose voting on SCOTUS nomination before election – AUSTIN DENEAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/collins-first-gop-senator-to-oppose-voting-on-scotus-nomination-before-election

WIFR
— OUTSTANDING: Loves Park: Stateline members gather for Back the Blue rally – Zoe Chipalla
https://www.wifr.com/2020/09/20/stateline-members-gather-for-back-the-blue-rally/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Claim Of Following the Science And Data Appears To Be False…According To The Data – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/09/illinois-governor-pritzkers-claim-of-following-the-science-and-data-appears-to-be-false-according-to-the-data/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As if all this “science and data” the Governor claims he is following is not troubling enough, how about the tying of that data to the mask mandate? Early on the so-called “experts” warned that the use of masks for the healthy was not advised. In fact, it was discouraged for several reasons, of which one was because it could lead to more cases because people would be fiddling with their masks because they are not used to wearing one and that would lead to more cases. Looking at the data, Illinois hit a low from the first peak just after the middle of June. May 29th was the face mask mandate. About three weeks after that mandate, positive cases climbed. Is it possible the data is telling us the masks were doing exactly what the “experts” told us in the beginning? Considering I have yet to find one person who washes their mask after being out in public, it is quite possible that masks are a contributing factor to the increased numbers. Don’t take this to mean masks don’t help to slow the spread. We are simply suggesting the data points to more cases shortly after the mask mandate and that mandate had no guidance on the importance of making sure the mask you wear does not have a valve, is disposed of after use, or washed regularly if you’re using homemade masks. In the words of Moses, “Let My People Go”.)

FOX NEWS
— Trump rally crowd chants ‘Fill that seat!’ as Supreme Court choice looms The president told the crowd he will pick a woman to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-rally-crowd-chants-fill-that-seat-as-supreme-court-choice-looms
— Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home targeted in Supreme Court vacancy protest Reports were unclear on whether McConnell was at home in Kentucky or in Washington on Saturday. – Dom Calicchio
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mitch-mcconnells-kentucky-home-targeted-in-supreme-court-vacancy-protest
— Trump’s Supreme Court pick likely to be Amy Coney Barrett or Barbara Lagoa: reports Both women are conservative Roman Catholics – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trumps-supreme-court-court-pick-likely-to-be-amy-coney-barrett-or-barbara-lagoa-reports

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Dangers of Cancel Culture Where will this hysteria end? – Chad Robichaux (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who cancel others. I would focus on present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on those who cancel those like me who support the law enforcement, traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who cancel those like me who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those who cancel those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
https://amgreatness.com/2020/09/19/the-dangers-of-cancel-culture/

BREITBART
— Poll: Majority Said Senate Should Hold Confirmation Hearings This Year to Fill SCOTUS Vacancy – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/19/majority-said-senate-should-hold-confirmation-hearings-this-year-fill-scotus-vacancy/

BLAZE
— White BLM activist forced to apologize for pretending to be black after being outed This is the third white woman pretending to be black this month – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/white-blm-activist-pretending-black
— Barack Obama, Joe Biden perform total 180 on filling Supreme Court vacancy in election year – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/obama-biden-election-year-supreme-court-vacancy

TOWNHALL
— Sports World Gets ‘Equality’ All Wrong – Will Alexander (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government used the tremendous subjectivity in their job assignment, performance appraisal, and promotion systems to give preference to their employees who were Democrat, and especially to those who were minority, female, younger, non-poor, LGBTQ, non-Christian, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc. RINO leaders of Republican organizations use the tremendous subjectivity in their organization by-laws to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/willalexander/2020/09/20/sports-world-gets-equality-all-wrong-n2576508
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The fatal flaw in the idea that America is rife with racial inequality is a failure to distinguish between two kinds of equality: the equality of blacks as human beings, and the equality of their performance in the social and economic arenas. The root of so many stubborn problems in America’s inner cities have less to do with skin color than with behavior. But instead of getting to the root of the problem, academia, corporate-types, the media, Hollywood, and now professional sports have become a septic system that pipes the rotten narrative of victimhood all over the nation, forcing regular folks to clean up all the crap. Confusing race-based inequality with performance-based inequality is what’s getting business looted and demolished, and people beaten and killed in the Twilight Zone known as the Black Lives Matter movement. Of all industries, the “put-up-or-shut-up” world of sports should know better. “Put up or shut up” is all about performance. A player’s history, pedigree, race, likeability, good looks – or bad looks – is completely separate from his value to the game. His value to the game is measured solely by his performance.)

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Left Threatens (More) Rioting if Trump Tries to Replace RBG Before Election – Mike LaChance (DIERSEN: If/when Democrats riot in your municipality, which buildings will they loot and/or burn down?)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/09/left-threatens-more-rioting-if-trump-tries-to-replace-rbg-before-election/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Nominate a Woman Next Week to Fill Ginsburg’s Vacancy – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-nominate-a-female-next-week-to-fill-ginsburgs-vacancy_3506634.html

THE HILL
— Trump supporters chant ‘Fill that seat’ at North Carolina rally – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/517256-trump-supporters-chant-fill-that-seat-at-north-carolina-rally
— Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/517255-momentum-growing-among-republicans-for-supreme-court-vote-before-election-day

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to “Republican” candidates who ever increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that they are not only anti-Trump, but that they are also anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-cohen-republicans-donald-trump-stupid_n_5f62cc94c5b6c6317cff784f

CNN
— Trump disputes CDC head Dr. Robert Redfield’s mask claims – Maegan Vazquez (DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters side with Redfield against Trump.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/16/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-masks-health-experts/index.html

ABC NEWS
— Pelosi says Democrats will ‘use every arrow in our quiver’ to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Pelosi does not rule out impeachment to block Trump nominee to Supreme Court. – John Parkinson
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pelosi-demands-senate-republicans-wait-inauguration-fill-ginsburgs/story?id=73121750

NEW YORK TIMES
— MARCH 10, 2020 FLASHBACK: Sanders Spreads the Blame for His Decline. – Reid J. Epstein (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have blamed me and have blamed what I have done as the following for their losses: GOPUSA Illinois Editor, Republican Precinct Committeeman, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member. I would focus on those who fear that they will lose on November 3, 2020 and who are setting up me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to take the blame.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/10/us/politics/bernie-sanders-michigan-2020.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Democrats must get angry: The attempt to ram through Ginsburg’s replacement gives them the perfect opening – DAN PERRY
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-democrats-must-get-angry-20200919-35t6ktqpxvgu7chcdyp5c7i5ha-story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Kentucky infectious disease expert who pushed mask-wearing dies of COVID-19 – Lee Brown
https://nypost.com/2020/09/20/infectious-disease-expert-who-pushed-mask-wearing-dies-of-covid-19/

BARRON’S
— The U.S. Has a Deep Economic Racial Gap. How to Address the Challenges. – Evie Liu (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs officially demand that all levels of government in the United States a) take more and more and more income, assets, and opportunities away from Republicans and b) give that income, those assets, and those opportunities to Democrats, to Libertarians, to Greens, to Independents, and to RINOs?)
https://www.barrons.com/articles/the-u-s-has-a-deep-economic-racial-gap-how-to-address-the-challenges-51600606802

FORBES
— Inside The Massive New Effort To Get Minorities On Corporate Boards – Antoine Gara (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the ever-increasing massive efforts to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/2020/09/17/inside-the-massive-new-effort-to-get-minorities-on-corporate-boards/#57656d40497b

TRENTONIAN
— NJ lawmakers want to hit the unmasked with a $500 fine – Jeff Edelstein
https://www.trentonian.com/news/nj-lawmakers-want-to-hit-the-unmasked-with-a-500-fine-jeff-edelstein-column/article_318ebef6-fb48-11ea-b52e-2b0deae0e54b.html

HARTFORD COURANT
— The governor was right to impose fines for not wearing a mask. But is it enough? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those like me who wear a mask only when Pritzker requires me to and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that to wear a mask is to shout your hatred of Trump.)
https://news.yahoo.com/governor-impose-fines-not-wearing-101100131.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Gov. Ned Lamont announced last week that people caught not wearing a mask could face a $100 fine, cries of “King Ned” came quickly. Hecklers turned out to Gov. Lamont’s public appearances, carrying signs reading “liberty or death” and “stop the tyranny.” One Naugatuck man with a bullhorn said the governor had no right to require his 3-year-old daughter to wear a mask. Gov. Lamont has indeed issued a fair number of executive orders since he declared a state of emergency in the spring, and it’s important for the public to ask if he is overextending his authority — but in many cases, the answer is clearly “no,” and the mask protesters are missing the point and risking lives. The $100 fine for not wearing a mask is perfectly appropriate and, it appears, necessary to encourage compliance with a simple and painless act that saves lives. The legislature could easily impose the same fine. No overextension here. In one part of Indonesia, people who were caught not wearing masks were punished by being forced to dig graves for people who had died of COVID-19. A $100 fine doesn’t send as clear a message. It’s unlikely that municipal police are going to swarm public places and hand out $100 fines to the maskless, although they should make it a priority. In the end, the choice really remains with individuals. But this isn’t just about a handful of people refusing to wear masks. The data tell us that the anti-maskers are far from alone in ignoring common sense.)

NEW JERSEY
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Slapping fines on those who don’t wear masks in stores advances in N.J. – Brent Johnson
https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/09/plan-to-slap-fines-on-those-who-dont-wear-masks-in-nj-stores-moves-closer-to-murphys-desk.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite an intense debate, New Jersey is one step closer to establishing a fine of up to $500 for shoppers who don’t properly wear a mask inside stores during the coronavirus pandemic. The state Assembly’s appropriations committee voted 7-4, along party lines, to approve the bill that says anyone who enters a store with a visible sign requiring them to wear a mask is subject to a fine of $50 to $500 if they don’t wear a face covering over both their nose and mouth. Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order in April mandating that people that enter stores in the Garden State must wear masks. Under this Democratic-sponsored bill (A4453), violators would face a fine of between $50 and $500 if they enter a store with a visible sign requiring customers wear masks but don’t have a face covering over both their nose and mouth. Originally, the bill carried a possible 30-day jail sentence, but that has since been dropped.)

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
— Anti-mask rally draws large crowd at Nebraska Capitol – Sadiyah Ali (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those like me who wear a mask only when Pritzker requires me to and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that to wear a mask is to shout your hatred of Trump.)
https://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/anti-mask-rally-draws-large-crowd-at-nebraska-capitol/article_e3b6f5a4-4b84-5826-8632-e1c529838c38.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I see the masks affecting businesses all around Nebraska,” she said. “I support the right to wear or not wear a mask. It shouldn’t be forced.” Cars honked at the crowd, responding to posters with “Honk for freedom!” carefully stenciled. Large U.S. flags were waved alongside other posters that read “Take the mask off,” “Keep your mask off my kid” and “Trump 2020.”)

KCBS
— Are Face Masks Here to Stay? Here’s Why Some Experts Think So – Lizzy Buczak (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those like me who wear a mask only when Pritzker requires me to and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that to wear a mask is to shout your hatred of Trump.)
https://www.radio.com/kcbsradio/news/national/are-face-masks-here-to-stay-heres-why-experts-think-so

NPR
— ‘It Only Takes 4’: Durbin Hopes Some Republicans Break Ranks To Block A Trump Nominee – MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ
https://www.npr.org/sections/death-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg/2020/09/19/914824254/it-only-takes-4-sen-durbin-hopes-to-block-a-trump-nominee
— France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss – Eleanor Beardsley
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/19/914351650/france-encourages-use-of-transparent-masks-to-help-those-with-hearing-loss

September 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump’s shortlist down to 4 Supreme Court nominees, sources tell ABC News – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-list-of-possible-supreme-court-nominees/6449836/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,529 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths as state surpasses 5M tests Illinois tops 5M COVID-19 tests conducted – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2529-new-covid-19-cases-25-deaths/6451746/
— Chicago protest: Students rally in Loop, asking Pritzker to bring back fall sports IHSA, IDPH discussing possible safety plans amid COVID-19 concerns, sources say – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/sports/students-protest-in-loop-asking-pritzker-to-bring-back-fall-sports/6449549/

NBC5
— What’s Next With the Supreme Court Vacancy? A Look at the Confirmation Process – Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/whats-next-with-the-supreme-court-vacancy-a-look-at-the-confirmation-process/2341616/
— Is 8 Enough? Supreme Court Vacancy Could Roil Possible Election Case Until Ginsburg’s death, a five-justice majority that included Roberts and the four liberals remained on the bench – Mark Sherman
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/is-8-enough-court-vacancy-could-roil-possible-election-case/2341593/
— Ginsburg’s Death Draws Big Surge of Donations to Democrats Democratic challengers to Republican senators were a major recipient of the influx of cash – Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ginsburgs-death-draws-big-surge-of-donations-to-democrats/2341589/
— Trump Pledges Woman for Court, Pushes Senate to Move on Pick Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said any vote should come after the Nov. 3 election – Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-to-senate-vote-without-delay-on-his-high-court-pick/2341555/

CBS2
— Protests Against Police Brutality, For Racial Justice Held Around Chicago; Near West Protest Turns Combative – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/19/protests-against-police-brutality-for-racial-justice-held-around-chicago-near-west-protest-turns-combative/
— Lightfoot Slams ‘Hypocrisy’ Of GOP Push To Fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court Seat Before Election; Chicago Judge Among Top Contenders
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/19/lightfoot-slams-hypocrisy-of-gop-push-to-fill-ginsburgs-supreme-court-seat-before-election-chicago-judge-among-top-contenders/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says Supreme Court pick will ‘most likely’ be a woman, announcement could come ‘next week’ – Morgan Phillips
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-says-supreme-court-pick-will-most-likely-be-a-woman-announcement-could-come-next-week

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Federal appeals judge in Chicago may be front-runner for Supreme Court It’s not the first time Amy Coney Barrett seemed on the cusp of ascending to the high court. She was among those considered to be favored by conservatives after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in 2018. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/19/21447070/amy-coney-barrett-ruth-ginsburg-justice-trump-supreme-courrt-chicago-federal-appeals

DAILY HERALD
— Voters can size up Sean Casten, Jeanne Ives in upcoming debates – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200919/voters-can-size-up-sean-casten-jeanne-ives-in-upcoming-debates

FOX ILLINOIS
— Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/is-8-enough-court-vacancy-could-roil-possible-election-case

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Fill That Seat’ Chants Erupt At Trump Rally, A Day After Ginsburg’s Death – SAM GRINGLAS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/fill-seat-chants-erupt-trump-rally-day-after-ginsburgs-death#stream/0

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Claim Of Following the Science And Data Appears To Be False…According To The Data – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/09/illinois-governor-pritzkers-claim-of-following-the-science-and-data-appears-to-be-false-according-to-the-data/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Trump Reaches 53 Percent Approval Rating in Latest Rasmussen Poll, Highest All Year – Debra Heine
https://amgreatness.com/2020/09/18/trump-reaches-53-percent-approval-rating-in-latest-rasmussen-poll-highest-all-year/

BREITBART
— New York Times: More than 60 Percent of Latinos Reject Progressives’ Identity Politics – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/19/nytimes-more-than-60-percent-of-latinos-reject-progressives-identity-politics/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Resurrects False Claim That Helped Cost Him Chance At Presidency In 1988 – Ashe Schow (DIERSEN: I was the first of my ancestors to earn a college degree. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college, nor any of their ancestors, attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-resurrects-false-claim-that-helped-cost-him-chance-at-presidency-in-1988
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway reported Friday that Biden has now resurrected one of the false claims that led to him dropping out of the Democratic primary in 1987. During a CNN Town Hall on Thursday night, Biden claimed he was the first member of his family to go to college, a claim he admitted was not true back in 1987.)

FEDERALIST
— Three Supreme Court Justices Were Confirmed In Less Than 45 Days, Including Ginsburg – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/18/three-supreme-court-justices-were-confirmed-in-less-than-45-days-including-ginsburg/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump: Republicans Have ‘Obligation’ to Fill Ginsburg Vacancy ‘Without Delay’ – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-republicans-have-obligation-to-fill-ginsburg-vacancy-without-delay/
— California’s Prop 16 Could Soon Give Racial Preferences to a Majority of the State’s Population – JASON RICHWINE (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/californias-prop-16-could-soon-give-racial-preferences-to-a-majority-of-the-states-population/

COLLEGE FIX
— Grand Valley State prof: Anti-maskers support white supremacy, police brutality (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservative Republicans who a) do not promote wearing a mask and b) wear a mask only when required by law.?)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/grand-valley-state-prof-non-mask-wearers-support-white-supremacy-police-brutality/

THE HILL
— The Memo: Media accused of using kid-gloves on Biden – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/517160-the-memo-media-accused-of-using-kid-gloves-on-biden

NBC NEWS
— Amy Coney Barrett emerging as a front-runner to fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat While the timing is fluid, a White House official and a separate source familiar with the discussions say a nominee could be announced “in the coming days.” – Geoff Bennett, Shannon Pettypiece and Monica Alba
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/amy-coney-barrett-emerging-front-runner-fill-ginsburg-s-supreme-n1240547?cid=eml_nbn_20200919

CBS NEWS
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death sets up tense political fight over replacement – KATHRYN WATSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death-supreme-court-seat-senate-political-fight-2020-09-19/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump says he expects to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg, ‘most likely’ a woman, next week.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/19/us/live-rbg-death-supreme-court

WASHINGTON POST
— Fierce political battle heats up over whether to replace Ginsburg as tributes pour in – John Wagner and Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/19/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death/
— Ginsburg’s death crystallizes the choice in November as no other issue can – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ginsburgs-death-crystallizes-the-choice-in-november-as-no-other-issue-can/2020/09/19/aeb63cd6-fa7d-11ea-be57-d00bb9bc632d_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Why Trump’s negative press spurs millions to like him even more – Augustus Howard
https://nypost.com/2020/09/19/why-trumps-negative-press-spurs-millions-to-like-him-even-more/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Says Supreme Court Nominee Will Be a Woman President says he expects to announce a pick next week, predicting process will go quickly – Catherine Lucey, Brent Kendall and Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-urges-decision-on-supreme-court-pick-without-delay-11600526646

September 19 Morning Edition

ABC7
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Community activists call on Lightfoot to give kids bulletproof backpacks amid Chicago gun violence Dajore Wilson, 8, killed in Canaryville Labor Day shooting
https://abc7chicago.com/youth-chicago-shootings-lead-activists-to-call-for-bulletproof-backpacks/6436906/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Postal workers say they’ll face rain, sleet and COVID-19, but they’re ‘not doing bullets’ – Sally Schulze
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/postal-workers-say-theyll-face-rain-sleetand-covid-19-but-theyre-not-doing-bullets

WTTW
— How Ginsburg’s Death Could Reshape the Presidential Campaign – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2020/09/19/how-ruth-bader-ginsburg-death-could-reshape-presidential-campaign

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois officials react to death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dies-illinois-reaction-20200919-st3fo77b65ggrpndxra5z5sghu-story.html
— Adult obesity rates are up nationwide, and the COVID-19 pandemic could push the rate higher – ABDEL JIMENEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-report-high-obesity-rates-food-insecurity-20200918-2rk7ruyemrfpvh4dt5eo3rlkwm-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago FOP president: ‘I don’t have a lot of good things to say about him’ – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-police-contract-negotiations-lightfoot-catanzara-20200918-ooc5t2ihyzerrjm2agookdutoe-story.html
— Joe Biden says winner of 2020 election should pick Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-joe-biden-ruth-bader-ginsburg-20200919-g3vhyb75f5garjuvg6qdrzbc3m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Mourn for now the death of a great American, Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and do nothing more. To shove a Trump nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court through the Senate now, weeks before the November election, would be the ultimate act of hypocrisy and betrayal by the Republican Party.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/18/21446279/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death-mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-nominee-confirmation-merrick-garland
— Illinois pols mourn Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/9/18/21446305/ruth-ginsburg-death-supreme-court-illinois-reaction-underwood-pritzker-lightfoot-preckwinkle
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Ginsburg death makes a bad season worse. Democrats, fighting to defeat cornered, chaotic Trump, lose a hero they had depended upon.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/18/21446208/ginsburg-death-supreme-court-senate-mcconnell-trump-republicans-steinberg
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/17/21444208/bob-woodward-rage-trump-book-gene-lyons

DAILY HERALD
— Curran and Durbin dispute the suburbs, wildfires and who’s on the ballot – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200918/curran-and-durbin-dispute-the-suburbs-wildfires-and-whos-on-the-ballot

WBEZ
— New Poll Shows The Racially Disparate Financial Impact Of COVID-19 In Chicago – María Inés Zamudio
https://www.wbez.org/stories/new-poll-shows-the-racially-disparate-financial-impact-of-covid-19-in-chicago/ccb3099f-4552-4f83-8a59-b90bdf614bbd

WREX
— OUTSTANDING: President Trump supporters rally in Beloit
https://wrex.com/2020/09/18/president-trump-supporters-rally-in-beloit/

FOX ILLINOIS
— McConnell pledges quick vote on successor following Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/mcconnell-senate-will-vote-on-trumps-pick-to-replace-ruth-bader-ginsburg

NPR ILLINOIS
— McConnell: Trump’s Nominee To Replace Ginsburg Will Receive A Vote In The Senate – KELSEY SNELL
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/mcconnell-trumps-nominee-replace-ginsburg-will-receive-vote-senate#stream/0
— Justice Ginsburg’s Death Sets Up Political Battle In The Senate – NINA TOTENBERG
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/justice-ginsburgs-death-sets-political-battle-senate#stream/0
— COVID-19’s Learning Losses Greater For Black And Low Income Students – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/covid-19s-learning-losses-greater-black-and-low-income-students#stream/0

WHEATON POLICE DEPARTMENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: This police report includes two crimes on Golf Lane in my precinct. Democrats want to defund police. To vote for Democrats is to increase crime. What do you say to those who vote for Democrats?
https://wheaton.il.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/5076

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— OFFICIAL ILLINOIS PROGRESSIVE TAX EXPLAINER RANGES FROM MISLEADING TO WRONG – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/official-illinois-progressive-tax-explainer-ranges-from-misleading-to-wrong/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Like the Never Trumpers, Nobody’s Listening to Rich Socialists
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/09/18/like-the-never-trumpers-nobodys-listening-to-rich-socialists/

AMERICAN THINKER
— No mercy for leftists: Fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat now – Bode Lang
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/09/no_mercy_for_leftists_fill_ruth_bader_ginsburgs_seat_now.html

BREITBART
— Will the Chicago Bears Dishonor Soldier Field? – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/09/18/pollak-will-the-chicago-bears-dishonor-soldier-field/
— Donald Trump, Mike Pence Criticize Chamber of Commerce in Call – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/18/report-donald-trump-mike-pence-criticize-chamber-of-commerce-in-call/
— Michigan Allows ‘Ballot Harvesting’ for More than Four Days – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/18/michigan-allows-ballot-harvesting-for-more-than-four-days/
— Joe Biden Says ‘All the People Would Still Be Alive’ if Trump Handled Pandemic Differently – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who blame their election losses on me and on what I have done as an GOPUSA Illinois Editor, Republican Precinct Committeeman, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/18/nolte-joe-biden-says-all-the-people-would-still-be-alive-if-trump-handled-pandemic-differently/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Claims He Would Be First President Without Ivy League Degree. He Forgot About Some Big Names. – Eric Quintanar (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, your degree is worthless if it is not from an Ivy League college.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-claims-he-would-be-first-president-without-ivy-league-degree-he-forgot-about-some-big-names

NEWSMAX
— Glenn Beck to Newsmax TV: Soros’ Influence Reaches Top Echelon of Fox – Cathy Burke (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have/had the most influence in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who I have sued.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/glenn-beck-billionaire-liberal-activist/2020/09/18/id/987709/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Breitbart author provides evidence Google, Facebook are trying to ‘steal’ election from Trump Allum Bokhari in ‘#Deleted’ presents strong evidence that Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter are hiding and banning conservative content for a sinister purpose. (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) side with Facebook, Google, etc. against me, b) do everything that they can to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) do everything that they can to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/breitbart-author-provides-evidence-google-facebook-are-trying-to-steal-election-from-trump

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater Kamala Harris says “Black Americans have been ‘disproportionately harmed’ by Trump.”
https://thehill.com/campaign-issues/517136-kamala-harris-black-americans-have-been-disproportionately-harmed-by-trump
— Renewed focus on Trump’s Supreme Court list after Ginsburg’s death – JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/517179-renewed-focus-on-trumps-supreme-court-list-after-ginsburgs-death
— CNN slammed for soft questions during Biden town hall: ‘The media is broken’ – JOE CONCHA (DIERSEN: I should write a book about questions that I have asked candidates at press conferences. My critics/opponents have shouted at those candidates that my questions caused them to lose. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have threatened to harm me if I asked their candidates questions at press conferences. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have done everything they could a) to stop me from learning about their candidates’ press conferences, b) to stop me from asking questions at those press conferences, c) to stop me from speaking with other political reporters at those press conferences, and d) to stop me from reporting on what was said at those press conferences. The aforesaid critics/opponents blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/517053-cnn-slammed-for-soft-questions-during-biden-town-hall-the-media-is-broken

CNN
— Washington Post: White House nixed plan to distribute 650 million face masks through USPS – Paul Murphy and Devan Cole (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that to wear a face mask is to hint/imply/argue/shout that you hate Trump.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics/postal-service-face-masks-coronavirus-trump-administration/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mitch McConnell said he would move quickly to bring a Senate vote for a Supreme Court nominee.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/18/us/trump-vs-biden
— $2.50 a Year in Interest? That’s What $5,000 in Savings Gets With the Federal Reserve keeping rates low, home buyers are benefiting. But savers? Their average interest rate is just 0.05 percent. Ann Carrns (DIERSEN: Low interest rates harm savers.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/your-money/savings-interest-rates.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater Biden paints Trump as being out of touch with the middle class. In terms of home values, income, and net worth, how diverse is your precinct? My DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 is very diverse.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/elections/biden-and-trump-campaign-in-minnesota-which-narrowly-went-to-clinton-in-2016.html
— In the Most Litigated Election Ever, Early Democratic Wins but Few Clear Signals Democrats won some important legal battles in the critical states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. But the legal wars over the 2020 election are just getting going. – Michael Wines and Nick Corasaniti
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/us/2020-voting-litigation-election.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a vision for America. Her colleagues thwarted it. She died hoping for a liberal Supreme Court majority that never materialized. – Linda Hirshman (DIERSEN: What vision for your municipality, for your township, for your county, and for Illinois do your critics/opponents have? My critics/opponents want to rule Wheaton, rule Milton Township, rule DuPage County, rule Illinois, rule the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, rule the Wheaton Downtown Association, rule the Milton Township Republican Organization, rule the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, rule the Illinois Republican Party, rule etc. They focus on destroying those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who do not glorify and praise them, c) who do not pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and d) who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/09/18/rbg-thwarted-vision-failed/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers crank out students who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-miseducation-of-america/2020/09/18/83a0b564-f9ef-11ea-be57-d00bb9bc632d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americans-have-long-been-blind-to-future-disasters-but-we-see-this-storm-coming/2020/09/18/ec1ab686-f9e9-11ea-a275-1a2c2d36e1f1_story.html
— Ginsburg’s death jolts chaotic presidential race as both sides prepare for Supreme Court battle – Philip Rucker, Matt Viser, Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ginsburg-trump-biden-campaign/2020/09/18/f3658f64-fa12-11ea-be57-d00bb9bc632d_story.html

DETROIT FREE PRESS
— Detroit police, Black Lives Matter protesters reach agreement on rules of engagement – M.L. Elrick (DIERSEN: What demands have the BLMers and the LGBTQers made on the mayor of your municipality? Mayors should be required to issue press releases that detail a) the demands that BLMers and LGBTQers have made on them and b) what they have done and will do in response to those demands. BLMers and LGBTQers have made it clear that they want mayors to get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2020/09/18/detroit-police-protesters-agree-rules-engagement/5828601002/

DAILY JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Local Republicans organize pro-Trump parade – Leeann Doerflein
http://www.dailyjournal.net/2020/09/19/local_republicans_organize_protrump_parade/

NEWS JOURNAL
— Mobs have become exactly what they claim to hate – Kelley Paul, wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use BLM, LGBTQ, COVID-19, face masks, social distancing, protests, looting, riots, arson, etc. to promote hatred against Trump.)
https://www.thenewsjournal.net/oped-mobs-have-become-exactly-what-they-claim-to-hate/

DANVILLE ADVOCATE
— We must stop attempts to silence conservative voices – Mike Leake, Danville
https://www.amnews.com/2020/09/19/we-must-stop-attempts-to-silence-conservative-voices/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Coronavirus Campaign: Political Candidates Run for Office While Running Home Schools In competitive House races, moms and dads juggle virtual learning with fundraisers in the master bathroom, field trips to the zoo, dizzying passwords and platforms. – Natalie Andrews
https://www.wsj.com/articles/political-candidates-run-for-office-while-running-home-schools-11600434000
— Get Ready for an Election Crisis Between bitter division and massive mail-in balloting, a normal vote would be a miracle. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-ready-for-an-election-crisis-11600383942
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats do not want immigrants to assimilate. Democrats want immigrants to hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforce enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/conditional-citizens-review-not-one-of-the-family-11600466964
— Companies’ New Back-to-Work Dilemma: Who Comes First? Employers use algorithms and dashboards as they navigate liability concerns and bruised egos – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: Everyone should expect that employers will use the pandemic to get rid of their employees who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-new-back-to-work-dilemma-who-comes-first-11600488032
— Princeton’s Confession of Bias Admission of ‘systemic racism’ could cost the school federal funds. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/princetons-confession-of-bias-11600469066
— The ‘Systemic Racism’ Dodge It’s meant to invoke guilt but absolves everyone, white and black, of responsibility. – Harvey C. Mansfield
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-systemic-racism-dodge-11600454532
— Treasury Probes Claims of Racial Discrimination at U.S. Mint Black employees ask Secretary Steven Mnuchin to address what they describe as ‘rampant racism’ in letter – Khadeeja Safdar (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, even though no minority or female had charged GAO’s Chicago office with discrimination, the Democrats who ran the office used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, subjectivity in job assignments and performance appraisal, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/treasury-probes-claims-of-racial-discrimination-at-u-s-mint-11600433826

FORBES
— USPS Covid-19 Coronavirus Plan To Send Every Household Face Masks: Why The White House Stopped It – Bruce Y. Lee (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that to wear a face mask is to hint/imply/argue/shout that you hate Trump.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/09/18/usps-covid-19-coronavirus-plan-to-send-every-household-face-masks-how-the-white-house-stopped-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/09/18/white-supremacists-domestic-terrorists-pose-biggest-threat-of-lethal-violence-this-election-dhs-assessment-finds/

NEWSWEEK
— Trump Has Appointed 216 New Federal Judges and it Could Be 230 By Election Day – MATTHEW IMPELLI
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-has-appointed-216-new-federal-judges-it-could-230-election-day-1532901

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Here’s how far back your resume should go for your next job search, according a career coach and former recruiter – Yolanda Owens (DIERSEN: To make a statement against age discrimination, my resume goes back to June of 1971. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DavidDiersenResume2019.pdf Ever-increasingly, employers, organizations, etc. discriminate against those who are older, White, male, heterosexual, married, conservative, patriotic, Republican, Trump supporters, citizens of America, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, Protestant, German American, former federal employees, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-far-back-work-experience-on-resume-should-go-2020-9

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— Gun Sales Surge On Fears Of Pandemic, Social Unrest, As Many Proceed Without Proper Background Checks – Palash Ghosh (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters make it clear that they are going to get rid of those who do not share their hatred of Trump.)
https://www.ibtimes.com/gun-sales-surge-fears-pandemic-social-unrest-many-proceed-without-proper-background-3048285

September 18 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Chicago Mail Carriers Threaten To Stop Delivering In Some Neighborhoods Following Shooting
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/17/chicago-mail-carriers-threaten-to-stop-delivering-in-some-neighborhoods-following-shooting/

WGN TV
— OUTSTANDING: President Trump announces ‘1776 Commission’ to promote ‘patriotic education’
https://wgntv.com/news/president-trump-announces-1776-commission-to-promote-patriotic-education/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— U.S. attorney spells out rules of the road for legislators investigating Madigan: Go, until I tell you to stop Ron Safer — a former federal prosecutor now advising House Republican Leader Jim Durkin — called the letter a “green light to pursue all avenues of the investigation.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/17/21444259/us-attorney-telephone-committee-investigating-madigan-welch-demmer-durkin-comed
— To avoid ‘nightmare’ cuts, state leaders must fight for federal funds while balancing budget (DIERSEN: Instead of fighting Republican-led budget cuts during the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO used those cuts to get rid of their employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/17/21443977/federal-stimulus-funding-pandemic-illinois-state-finances-budget-congress

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kids with bulletproof backpacks provide bad but real optics for Chicago – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bulletproof-backpacks-kass-20200918-72sy5ex3nvef5clnmpxir26zye-story.html
— Digging up unsightly family tree roots can unearth difficult questions, not satisfying answers – JERRY DAVICH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-what-to-do-with-unflattering-genealogy-details-st-0920-20200918-66c4jpkptfggzccnctgr5vh3qu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Mazzochi for House Dist. 47
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200918/endorsement-mazzochi-for-house-dist-47

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Racist slur painted in front of NIU’s Center for Black Studies building (DIERSEN: Painting slurs against minorities promotes hatred against Whites, and especially against Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/09/17/racist-slur-painted-in-front-of-nius-center-for-black-studies-building/alfirl/

CHICAGO PATCH
— After Shooting WIU Needs Student Journalists To Keep Reporting Words of encouragement for the Western Courier, my alma mater’s independent student paper: Keep reporting, WIU needs you. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who done the most a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/after-shooting-wiu-needs-student-journalists-keep-reporting

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
— Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/mask-use
(FROM THE GUIDANCE: When to Wear a Mask: Everyone over the age of 2 who can medically tolerate a face covering over their nose and mouth must wear one in a public place when unable to maintain a safe distance (6 feet) from others.)

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOISANS 51% MORE LIKELY TO BE LAID OFF, 21% LESS LIKELY TO BE HIRED THAN U.S. AVERAGE – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinoisans-51-more-likely-to-be-laid-off-21-less-likely-to-be-hired-than-u-s-average/
— ILLINOIS TOLLWAY SHOWS HOW POLITICAL PROMISES ARE EASILY BROKEN – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-tollway-shows-how-political-promises-are-easily-broken/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Democrat-Fomented “Color Revolution” – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/the-democrat-fomented-color-revolution/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Jerry Nadler and Kamala Harris Want More Drugs on Our Streets – Kathy Valente
https://illinoisfamily.org/marijuana-2/jerry-nadler-and-kamala-harris-want-more-drugs-on-our-streets/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? CATCHING UP WITH ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN DARIN LAHOOD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/wheres-weyermuller-catching-up-with-illinois-congressman-darin-lahood-.html
— DATA SHOWS COVID-19 IS NOT AS DEADLY AS WE THOUGHT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/data-shows-covid-19-is-not-as-deadly-as-we-thought.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House investigative committee coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/18/house-investigative-committee-coverage-roundup/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black conservatives rise to counter Black Lives Matter narrative: ‘Racism is dead, or damn near’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/black-conservatives-counter-black-lives-matter-sys/
— Thinking twice about law and order: Riots now sway voters – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: To vote for Democrats is to diminish public safety.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/inside-the-beltway-riots-affect-voter-preference/
— Photo of maskless Vermont football players prompts criticism – AP (DIERSEN: Being required to wear a mask at Republican political events discourages Republicans from attending those events.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/photo-of-maskless-vermont-football-players-prompts/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden swipes at critics who pointed out he doesn’t have an Ivy League degree – Naomi Lim (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, your degree is worthless if it is not from an Ivy League college.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-swipes-at-critics-who-pointed-out-he-doesnt-have-an-ivy-league-degree
— Trump ‘appeals to the dark side,’ Biden tells Jewish audience – David Mark (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government a) stressed to my many Democrat Jewish supervisors that I was a Republican, b) stressed to my many Democrat Jewish supervisors that I was conservative, c) stressed to my many Democrat Jewish supervisors that I was 100% German national origin, d) stressed to my many Democrat Jewish supervisors that I was a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and e) forced my many Democrat Jewish supervisors to take adverse actions against me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-appeals-to-the-dark-side-biden-tells-jewish-audience

FOX NEWS
— Minneapolis City Council’s ‘hypocrisy’ amid crime uptick ‘astounding,’ GOP congressional candidate says ‘It just shows you how out of touch our City Council is,’ said Lacy Johnson and Joshua Nelson (DIERSEN: To vote for Democrats is to diminish public safety.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/mn-congressional-candidate-city-council-police-crime-uptick
— Biden town hall on CNN blasted for too many ‘softball’ questions (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, questions that I have asked RINO candidates in press conferences have caused those RINO candidates to lose elections. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their RINO candidates, and why their RINO candidates lost elections.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/biden-town-hall-on-cnn-blasted-for-too-many-softball-questions
— Black Lives Matter support slides 12% this summer, poll shows BLM had its broadest support right after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in late May – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/black-lives-matter-support-slides

GOPUSA
— Facebook To Censor Groups That Violate Community Standards (DIERSEN: What about secrete Facebook groups that in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois that promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95111

BREITBART
— Joe Biden: ‘No Deportations’ for Illegal Aliens Until They Commit a Felony – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/17/joe-biden-deportations-first-100-days/
— Joe Biden Falsely Claims Trump Never Condemned White Supremacists – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters call you White supremacist, and even worse things, if you do not promote hatred against Whites who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who promote hatred against the aforesaid Whites.)
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/17/fact-check-joe-biden-falsely-claims-trump-never-condemned-white-supremacists/

BLAZE
— Students at Skidmore College demand professor be fired for attending a ‘Back the Blue’ rally ‘Mob mentality’ – Phil Shiver (DIERSEN: I attended a July 4, 1996 Bob Dole rally in Wheaton and that made my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates furious. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/07/05/dole-takes-pulse-of-the-heartland/913b56e4-dd07-4491-9bb3-7de45ad54d5f/ )
https://www.theblaze.com/news/skidmore-students-demand-professor-be-fired

CNS NEWS
— Biden Would Instruct Governors, Mayors to Mandate Mask-Wearing: ‘We Could Have a Fine’ – Susan Jones (DIERSEN: Being required to wear a mask at Republican political events discourages Republicans from attending those events.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/biden-would-instruct-governors-mayors-mandate-mask-wearing-we-could

NEWSMAX
— Cancel Culture Selective in Its Hypocrisy – Christine Flowers (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I would focus on present and past leaders of Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.newsmax.com/christineflowers/surgeon-tumor/2020/09/17/id/987358/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Undercover pro-life journalist Daleiden fights Planned Parenthood with Federal defamation lawsuit – Thomas More Society
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-undercover-pro-life-journalist-daleiden-fights-planned-parenthood-with-federal-defamation-lawsuit

COLLEGE FIX
— As critics slam UChicago for black studies-only commitment, campus spokesman defends it – JACKSON WALKER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/as-critics-slam-uchicago-for-black-studies-only-commitment-campus-spokesman-defends-it/

THE HILL
— Trump announces commission to further ‘patriotic education’ – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who are anti-patriotic are also anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/516941-trump-announces-commission-to-further-patriotic-education
— Biden says in CNN town hall that he has benefited from white privilege – MAX GREENWOOD (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, a) UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively, b) the Post Office, Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, c) I would not have passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt in 1979 and 1981 respectively, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, and e) I would not have become a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, or Forensic Accountant in 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 respectively.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/517005-biden-says-in-cnn-town-hall-that-he-has-benefited-from-white-privilege

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Gulf between White House’s words, Trump’s actions on masks – DARLENE SUPERVILLE and AAMER MADHANI (DIERSEN: Being required to wear a mask at Republican political events discourages Republicans from attending those events.)
https://apnews.com/41dc3fc8f146db80754c8f5b2a474c98

CBS NEWS
— Barr compares coronavirus stay-at-home orders to slavery, dismisses Black Lives Matter – GRACE SEGERS
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/william-barr-coronavirus-stay-at-home-orders-slavery-black-lives-matter/

NBC NEWS
— Kroger sued for allegedly firing workers who refused to wear rainbow symbol The suit says the ex-employees hold a “religious belief that homosexuality is a sin” and accuses the supermarket chain of religious discrimination. – Sakshi Venkatraman (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will you be forced to wear BLM and LGBTQ symbols?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/kroger-sued-allegedly-firing-workers-who-refused-wear-rainbow-symbol-n1240252
— Trump calls for ‘patriotic education,’ says anti-racism teachings are ‘child abuse’ “Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and all of their souls,” the president said. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred of America.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-calls-patriotic-eduction-says-anti-racism-teachings-are-child-n1240372

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Calls for ‘Patriotic Education’ to Defend American History From the Left At the National Archives Museum, the president warned against a “radical movement” that has emerged from “decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools.” – Michael Crowley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred of America.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/17/us/politics/trump-patriotic-education.html
— Princeton Admitted Past Racism. Now It Is Under Investigation. The Trump administration opened a civil rights investigation into the university after its president acknowledged the role of systemic racism at the school. – Anemona Hartocollis (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, even though no minority or female had charged GAO’s Chicago office with discrimination, the Democrats who ran the office used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, subjectivity in job assignments and performance appraisal, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/17/us/princeton-racism-federal-investigation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats unite the following to defeat Republicans: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/17/identity-politics-can-help-biden-win-november/

NEW YORK POST
— Joe Biden says legal team thinks mask mandate is constitutional – Emily Jacobs (DIERSEN: Being required to wear a mask at Republican political events discourages Republicans from attending those events.)
https://nypost.com/2020/09/17/joe-biden-says-legal-team-thinks-mask-mandate-is-constitutional/
— Joe Biden makes multiple dubious claims at CNN town hall – Joshua Rhett Miller
https://nypost.com/2020/09/18/joe-biden-makes-multiple-dubious-claims-at-cnn-town-hall/

CINCINNATI
— Gov. Mike DeWine: Masks urged – but not required – for Trump rally, other political events – Jackie Borchardt (DIERSEN: Being required to wear a mask at Republican political events discourages Republicans from attending those events.)
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/17/masks-urged-but-not-required-trump-rally-other-political-events/3485784001/

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— Biden: ‘I’ve benefited’ from being white, offers stark contrast to Trump on race – Savannah Behrmann (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, a) UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively, b) the Post Office, Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, c) I would not have passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt in 1979 and 1981 respectively, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, and e) I would not have become a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, or Forensic Accountant in 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 respectively.)
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/09/17/biden-says-cnn-town-hall-he-has-benefited-being-white/3489141001/

UNION JOURNAL
— Pennsylvania: Bill introduced to punish those who don’t wear a mask in public – Carlos Christian (DIERSEN: Being required to wear a mask at Republican political events discourages Republicans from attending those events.)
https://theunionjournal.com/bill-introduced-to-punish-those-who-dont-wear-a-mask-in-public/

WCJB
— Bradford Co. Middle School student told to take off “I can’t breathe” mask (DIERSEN: Being required to wear a mask at Republican political events discourages Republicans from attending those events.)
https://www.wcjb.com/2020/09/17/bradford-co-middle-school-student-told-to-take-off-i-cant-breath-mask/

DIGITAL MARKET NEWS
— Use Google Alerts To Build Your Links – Julia Delong (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google Alerts are to non-credible articles on non-credible websites written by non-credible authors a) who promote the Democrat Party, Libertarian Party, and/or Green Party platforms and b) who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.digitalmarketnews.com/use-google-alerts-to-build-your-links/

FORBES
— Trump’s $100 Million Mistake: How Retaining Ownership Of His Hotels Cost The President A Fortune – Dan Alexander
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/09/18/trumps-100-million-mistake-how-retaining-ownership-of-his-hotels-cost-the-president-a-fortune/#9dfd70c5d7eb

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— OPM Isn’t Doing Enough to Prevent Political Meddling in Reassignments of Senior Executives, Watchdog Finds GAO reports that several agencies have made efforts to ensure that they comply with rules designed to prevent capricious reassignment of senior executives by political appointees, but gaps remain and OPM is unwilling to conduct oversight. – ERICH WAGNER (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors wasted my knowledge of IRS. In 1980, when I was 31 years old, after working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, I transferred to GAO. My Democrat GAO superiors refused to assign me to audits of IRS except for 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2020/09/gao-calls-opm-conduct-oversight-ses-reassignments/168589/

NEWSWEEK
— Is the University of Chicago Requiring Loyalty Oaths from its Faculty? – ALAN DERSHOWITZ (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them personally. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.newsweek.com/university-chicago-requiring-loyalty-oaths-its-faculty-opinion-1532685
— Want a Graduate English Degree from University of Chicago? This Year You’ll Be in Black Studies, Too – ANDREW WHALEN
https://www.newsweek.com/university-chicago-black-studies-english-ted-cruz-1532732

PBS
— Trump calls 1619 Project, critical race theory ‘propaganda’
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-trump-is-saying-about-1619-project-teaching-u-s-history

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, hate-filled America-hating America-haters, that is, Democrats, make it clear that Democrats hate America.
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/09/18/is-america-strong-enough-to-confront-our-racist-past/

METRO
— Police to patrol supermarkets and shops to ‘shame’ shoppers into wearing masks – Sam Corbishley (DIERSEN: Being required to wear a mask at Republican political events discourages Republicans from attending those events.)
https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/18/police-to-patrol-supermarkets-and-shops-to-shame-shoppers-into-wearing-masks-13289539/

September 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Postal worker shot with paintballs day after another was shot, injured delivering mail on South Side Vigil held for USPS letter carrier shot at 91st Street and Ellis Avenue – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/postal-worker-shot-with-paintballs-day-after-another-shot-delivering-mail-on-south-side/6431660/
— Families of Chicago violence victims rally in front of Kim Foxx’s downtown office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/families-rally-demand-justice-for-victims-in-front-of-foxxs-office-in-loop/6429937/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago homicides up 52%, with vast majority of victims Black or Latino – Frank Miles
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-homicides-up-52-with-vast-majority-of-victims-black-or-latino

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,056 new known COVID-19 cases and 25 more deaths reported; a look at Chicago’s economy and dining scene six months into the pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200917-uvz6wfxubbcqvjn5ekzryw3klm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Abortion is healthcare’ billboards across Chicagoland remind people that Medicaid covers the medical procedure – CHRISTEN A. JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-abortion-billboards-illinois-tt-0917-20200917-pustq2j6tfghxf7tx6xkxcrse4-story.html
— Chicago’s history of systemic racism blamed for nearly 9-year life expectancy gap between Black and white residents in new report – ANNIE SWEENEY (DIERSEN: The sooner that I die, the more that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will blame it on me for my being overweight, for my not getting enough exercise, for my not getting enough sleep, etc.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-public-health-racial-disparity-plan-20200917-zvru5krchjg5papehdon3h52aq-story.html
— Pritzker administration to meet with pot stakeholders | White Sox clinch playoffs, Mayor Lightfoot tweets support | Biss running for Evanston mayor
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-marijuana-license-pritzker-white-sox-lightfoot-chicago-20200918-eh6jlfkzuvf4tbzvu25b4ipsrq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 847 CPD vacancies under microscope to chip away at $1.25 billion city budget shortfall. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has, so far, resisted the movement to de-fund the police But that doesn’t mean the Chicago Police Department’s $1.7 billion budget will be spared. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/17/21443959/chicago-police-847-vacancies-city-budget-cuts-billion-shortfall
— Illinois sees high numbers in both daily COVID-19 caseload and testing, so key positivity rate remains low On average, more than 2,000 people have tested positive statewide each day over the last two weeks, compared to 2,300 in mid-May when fewer people were being tested. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/9/17/21444054/illinois-covid-cases-deaths-positivity-coronavirus-pritzker-sept-17
— Upset by Smollett flap, judges refuse to kiss the ring with campaign donation — but will they tell Dems to kiss off? It was a rare election-year display of political independence for the judges, who saw in the attack on Judge Michael Toomin a clear threat to their own autonomy. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/17/21444480/judge-toomin-preckwinkle-cook-county-democrats-campaign-jussie-smollet-retention

DAILY HERALD
— Parties dispute how far feds will let Madigan probe go – JOHN O’CONNOR
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200917/news/309179823/
— Public safety a top concern in DuPage budget survey – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200917/public-safety-a-top-concern-in-dupage-budget-survey
— Bob Grogan: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200917/bob-grogan-candidate-profile

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Glen Ellyn Adds Cannabis Referendum Question To November Ballot The question will read, “Shall the Village permit the sale of recreational cannabis within Village limits?”​ – Lisa Marie Farve
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/glen-ellyn-adds-cannabis-referendum-question-november-ballot

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds Attend Pro-Police Rally In Jefferson Park – Ariel Parrella-Aureli
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/09/17/hundreds-attend-pro-police-rally-in-jefferson-park-including-counter-protesters/

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— Get Trusted Voting Information From Your Election Authority The DuPage County Clerk’s Office is urging reporters, candidates, and voters to look to the Clerk’s Office for basic information about the election.
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2020/63475/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jesse White Letter Urges Those Who Have Not Applied to Vote by Mail to Do So
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/jesse-white-letter-urges-those-who-have-not-applied-to-vote-by-mail-to-do-so/
— IL-Sen/IL-06: Illinois Family Action with Mark Curran and Jeanne Ives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/ifacurranives/
— Daily Herald Endorses Brian Sager for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/daily-herald-endorses-brian-sager-for-state-representative/
— Terry Link May Lose His Legislative Pension
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/terry-link-may-lose-his-legislative-pension/
— Meeting Donald Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/meeting-donald-trump/
— Skillicorn on Abortion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/skillicorn-on-abortion/
— 66th House District: Suzanne Ness Asks “Where’s Allen?”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/66th-house-district-suzanne-ness-asks-wheres-allen/
— Carlos Acosta’s Absence from County Board Meeting Makes WBBM-TV
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/carlos-acostas-absence-from-county-board-meeting-makes-wbbm-tv/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COULD O’BRIEN BEAT KIM FOXX IN NOVEMBER? POLLS SHOW GAP COULD BE CLOSING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/could-obrien-beat-kim-foxx-in-november-polls-show-gap-could-be-closing.html
— ABORTION PAC STARTS MAILER ATTACK ON PRO-LIFE REP. SKILLICORN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/abortion-pac-starts-mailer-attack-on-pro-life-rep-skillicorn.html
— NEW QUESTIONS RAISED CONCERNING COVID-19 REPORTING, GOV. PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/new-questions-raised-concerning-covid-19-reporting-gov-pritzker-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,056 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 1,558 in hospitals, 3.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/17/2056-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-1558-in-hospitals-36-percent-positivity-rate/
— Lausch tells House investigative committee what it can’t do
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/17/lausch-tells-house-investigative-committee-what-it-cant-do/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump takes aim at cancel culture, calls 1619 Project and Critical-Race Theory ‘ideological poison’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/trump-takes-aim-cancel-culture-calls-1619-project-/
— Ocasio-Cortez says Biden can be pushed ‘in a more progressive direction’ once he’s elected – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/17/ocasio-cortez-we-can-push-biden-in-a-more-progress/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump demands ‘patriotic education’ in classrooms – Rob Crilly (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-to-demand-patriotic-education-in-schools

GOPUSA
— 60% Of U.S. Businesses Closed During Pandemic Have Shuttered Permanently
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95041

HANNITY
— CHICAGO SPIRALS: Windy City’s Murder Rate SURGES 52% Since April, Some Victims Under 10-Years-Old
https://hannity.com/media-room/chicago-spirals-windy-citys-murder-rate-surges-52-since-april-some-victims-under-10-years-old/

BREITBART
— Fox News Cuts Off Newt Gingrich After He Points Out George Soros Role in Electing Prosecutors – JOEL B. POLLAK and PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/09/17/fox-news-cuts-off-newt-gingrich-after-he-points-out-george-soros-role-in-electing-prosecutors/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump decries ‘left-wing indoctrination’ in schools and that he will create national commission to push more ‘pro-American’ history. Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/trump-history-education/2020/09/17/f40535ec-ee2c-11ea-ab4e-581edb849379_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat Party is controlled by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that hate individuals, hat organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/17/republicans-not-democrats-are-party-controlled-by-extremists/

NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrat teachers encourage their students to hate those who are conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/17/914127266/trump-announces-patriotic-education-commission-a-largely-political-move

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Want ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Laws to Protect Police, Fear for Public Safety
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2020/most_want_blue_lives_matter_laws_to_protect_police_fear_for_public_safety

September 16 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mayoral allies back out of pro-police ‘Back the Blue’ rally Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara accused Mayor Lori Lightfoot of being the heavy hand behind the cancellations. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: All DuPage County Republican elected officials and candidates support law enforcement. “All Law Abiding Citizens, Police Families & Republicans” can meet them at a DuPage County Republican Central Committee rally at Klein Creek Golf Club, 1 N 333 Pleasant Hill Road, Winfield, Illinois 60190, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:00 to 5:00 PM. They include Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, DuPage County Sheriff Jim Mendrick, State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and “2020 DuPage Republican Candidates Fighting To Keep DuPage Safe:” Jeanne Ives, Jeannette Ward, Grant Wehrli, Amy Grant, Seth Lewis, Deanne Mazzochi, Peter Breen, Laura Curtis, Laura Hois, Bob Berlin, Chris Kachiroubas, Bob Grogan, Richard Jorgensen, Babette Holder Youngberg, Donald Puchalski, Sean Noonan, Brian Krajewski, Tim Elliott, Kevin Coyne, Robert Larsen, Karen Kelly, Tim Whelan, Mary Lou Wehrli, Judges: Ann Celine Walsh, Monique O’Toole, James McCluskey, and Richard Felice. Durkin, Mendrick, and Berlin are the featured speakers. For more information about the rally, visit https://dupagegop.com/ .)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/16/21439996/chicago-police-rally-reform-fraternal-order-fop-sposato-taliaferro-napolitano-jefferson-park
— Willie Wilson embraces endorsement of police union that’s clashed with Black Lives Matter “If anybody can understand race, it’s me,” Wilson said. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/16/21440184/willie-wilson-embraces-endorsement-police-union-clashed-black-lives-matter
— 8 Chicago Public School teachers have died of coronavirus since the pandemic started
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/9/16/21439472/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The president exploits liberal hypocrisy to justify his stupid decisions.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/16/21439687/donald-trump-indoor-rallies-maga-liberal-hypocricy-s-e-cupp
— FOP storms away from contract talks after Lightfoot demands 17 pages of disciplinary reforms Union president John Catanzara was so insulted, he will make a financial-only counter-offer and demand an up-or-down City Council vote. Aldermen voting “no” will face opponents recruited and bankrolled by the police union. – Fran Spielman and Sam Charle
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/16/21439811/chicago-police-union-fop-contract-talks-raise-reform-budget-shortfall-city-council

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,941 new known COVID-19 cases reported as Pritzker says Will, Kankakee counties could soon see bars and indoor dining reopen
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200916-nahsbw3h2jhupi734um3quur2e-story.html
— Signs that sin taxes may be pandemic-proof | Ex-state Sen. Link pleads guilty – now who will be his replacement? | Lightfoot vs. police union boss over contract – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-sin-taxes-pandemic-fop-lightfoot-catanzara-spin-20200916-ra3dhhuq7re2phmorebgklinmm-story.html

ABC7
— What happens if the 2020 US presidential election is contested? Some possible scenarios – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/what-happens-if-the-us-election-is-contested-some-possible-scenarios/6426254/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Region 7 Mitigations, Future of High School Sports
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-updates-pritzker-to-deliver-update-future-of-high-school-football/2339802/

WTTW
— Trump Calls For More Stimulus Money, Pritzker Warns of ‘Thousands’ of State Layoffs – Paul Caine
https://news.wttw.com/2020/09/16/trump-calls-more-stimulus-money-pritzker-warns-thousands-state-layoffs

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Sycamore parents angered over middle school teacher’s virtual Black Lives Matter shirt – EDDIE CARIFIO
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/15/sycamore-parents-angered-over-middle-school-teachers-virtual-black-lives-matter-shirt/a9rrba8/

WALLS 102
— Student shot on Western Illinois University campus; classes cancelled
https://www.walls102.com/student-shot-on-western-illinois-university-campus-classes-cancelled/

CENTER SQUARE
— Speaker Madigan’s corruption nurtured Illinois’ pension debt – Adam Schuster
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-speaker-madigans-corruption-nurtured-illinois-pension-debt/article_12a629b8-f853-11ea-86a8-e78799f2539a.html

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— In-Person Early Voting
https://www.dupageco.org/earlyvoting/

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
— Burger King Uses Mascot to Market Homosexual Perversion
https://americansfortruth.com/2020/09/15/burger-king-uses-mascot-to-market-homosexual-perversion/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Democratic Party Just-Resigned State Senator Terry Links Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion, Spent Campaign Fund for Personal Purposes, Will Cooperate in Other Cases
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/democratic-party-just-resigned-state-senator-terry-links-pleads-guilty-to-income-tax-evasion-spent-campaign-fund-for-personal-purposes/
— IL-Sen/IL-06: Illinois Family Action Hosting Webinar with Mark Curran and Jeanne Ives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/il-sen-il-06-illinois-family-action-hosting-webinar-with-mark-curran-and-jeanne-ives/
— How Do Chinese Illegals Pay Off their Coyotes?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/16/how-do-chinese-illegals-pay-off-their-coyotes/
— Anti-Franks Billboard Puts “Criminal Sexual Assault” Accusation on Route 31
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/15/ant-franks-billboard-puts-criminal-sexual-assault-accusation-on-route-31/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— AG: Orland Park violated FOIA, lists of blocked social media accounts are public records – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/09/ag-orland-park-violated-foia-lists-of-blocked-social-media-accounts-are-public-records/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHEN ILLINOIS POLITICIANS CALL TAXES ‘TEMPORARY’ OR ‘FAIR,’ THEY WON’T BE – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/when-illinois-politicians-call-taxes-temporary-or-fair-they-wont-be/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— IFA Endorsements for the 2020 General Election – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/09/ifa-endorsements-for-the-2020-general-election/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ONLY BLACK REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE IN ILLINOIS FACES CHALLENGES GETTING HELP, SAYS VOLUNTEER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/only-black-republican-candidate-in-illinois-faces-challenges-getting-help-says-volunteer-.html
— BOST RELEASES FIRST 2020 POLITICAL AD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/bost-releases-first-2020-political-ad.html
— MORE IL REPUBLICANS LINE UP TO BOLSTER MADIGAN’S POWER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/more-il-republicans-line-up-to-bolster-madigan-power-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Kilbride touts GOP support
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/16/kilbride-touts-gop-support/
— 1,941 new cases, 35 additional deaths, 1,565 in hospitals, 3.7 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/16/1941-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-1565-in-hospitals-37-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Barr told prosecutors to charge violent protesters with sedition – Jeff Mordock (DIERSEN: How many Democrats want to be charged with sedition in Illinois, in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/16/barr-prosecutor-charge-violent-protesters-sedition/
— Liberal Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook platform silences Trump and Republican candidates – Andy Yates
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/16/liberal-mark-zuckerbergs-facebook-platform-silence/
— Facebook pulls ad saying Biden-backed transgender bill would ‘destroy girls’ sports’ Tech giant cites 30-second spot’s ‘missing context’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/16/facebook-pulled-ad-biden-transgender-bill-girls-sp/
— Mixing football with politics is a mistake Punting on the NFL’s ‘wokeball’ – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/15/editorial-mixing-football-with-politics-is-a-mista/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Black Lives Matter protesters occupy Rochester City Hall and demand action on behalf of Daniel Prude – Madison Dibble (DIERSEN: If/when BLM protesters, BLM looters, BLM rioters, and/or BLM arsonists occupy your city hall, how will your mayor respond?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/black-lives-matter-protesters-occupy-rochester-city-hall-and-demand-action-on-behalf-of-daniel-prude

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Facebook Removes Conservative Group’s Ad Without Citing Any Factual Error ‘Do we now need pre-approval from Democrats before we run ads critical of their policies?’ – Graham Piro
https://freebeacon.com/media/facebook-removes-conservative-groups-ad-without-citing-any-factual-error/

DAILY CALLER
— Leaked Video Shows Democratic Rep Sean Casten Rapping About How Trump Supporters Are ‘Racist’ And ‘Loony’ – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/16/leaked-video-sean-casten-illinois-rapping-trump-supporters-racist/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— “Mostly Peaceful” Democrat Riots Have Done Over $1 Billion in Insurance Damage
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/09/16/mostly-peaceful-democrat-riots-have-done-a-1-billion-in-insurance-damage/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Segregation, But Woke The belief that whites and non-whites cannot coexist is leading us back to a dark period in our history. – MICHAEL WARREN DAVIS
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/segregation-but-woke/

BREITBART
— BLM Riots Are Officially the Most Costly Manmade Damage to American Property in History – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/16/nolte-blm-riots-are-officially-the-most-costly-manmade-damage-to-american-property-in-history/

BLAZE
— Illinois governor says no to high school football this fall. Every bordering state is allowing it. ‘If they decided to endanger children and families … that is their decision’ – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/illinois-governor-high-school-football
— Illinois Democratic governor says if the federal government does not bail out his state, it will face ‘nightmare scenario’ of a 5% budget cut Seems a lot smaller than the budget cuts that small business owners are being forced to accept – Leon Wolf
https://www.theblaze.com/news/illinois-governor-federal-bailout-budget

GOPUSA
— President Pelosi? CRAZY 2020 Election Scenario Could Put Nancy Pelosi In The White House – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95019
— Chinese Virologist: China’s Government ‘Intentionally’ Released COVID-19
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95026

FEDERALIST
— George Floyd Riot Damage Could Cost Insurance Companies Upwards Of $2 Billion – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/16/george-floyd-riot-damage-could-cost-insurance-companies-upwards-of-2-billion/
— Wisconsin Worshipers Gather At Boarded-Up Capitol To ‘Turn Riots Into Revival’ – Kylee Zempel
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/16/wisconsin-worshipers-gather-at-boarded-up-capitol-to-turn-riots-into-revival/

EPOCH TIMES
— The Windfall Elimination Provision Should Not Be Repealed – TOM MARGENAU (DIERSEN: WEP should be eliminated for those whose pensions are less than $100,000/year.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-windfall-elimination-provision-should-not-be-repealed_3476410.html

THE HILL
— Maryland Episcopal Church pledges $1 million toward reparations fund – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will churches dump their parishioners who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/516745-maryland-episcopal-church-pledges-1-million-toward-reparations-fund

NBC NEWS
— Facebook axes political ad saying trans athletes will ‘destroy girls sports’ The ad is part of a $4 million swing-state campaign by the conservative American Principles Project. – Sydney Bauer
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/facebook-axes-political-ad-saying-trans-athletes-will-destroy-girls-n1240262
— Asian American voters support Biden at 54% and Trump at 30%, but numbers don’t tell full story Biden leads among Asian Americans, and Trump has both gained and lost ground, researchers say. – Kimmy Yam
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/asian-american-voters-support-biden-54-trump-30-numbers-don-n1240263

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Tracking Viral Misinformation Ahead of the 2020 Election. Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online.”
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/2020-election-misinformation-distortions

NEWSWEEK
— A Republican county commissioner in Kansas has urged Americans to “buy a firearm and ammunition” in preparation for a “coming war” which he blamed on Democratic leaders. – TOM BATCHELOR (DIERSEN: Constructively, Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against America. The Democrat Party wants the following to be soldiers in its army: those who are in America illegally, recent immigrants, members of the mainstream news media, moderate/liberal religious leaders, educators, entertainers, business leaders, etc., Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, minority, female, younger, LGBTQers, poor, moderate, liberal, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-county-commissioner-urges-americans-arm-coming-war-1532354

PEW RESEARCH
— Support for Black Lives Matter has decreased since June but remains strong among Black Americans – DEJA THOMAS AND JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/09/16/support-for-black-lives-matter-has-decreased-since-june-but-remains-strong-among-black-americans/