April 5 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 5 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Largest 1-Day Increase Yet in Coronavirus Cases in Chicago Area  A total of 11,025 coronavirus cases have been reported in the Chicago area as of Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/largest-1-day-increase-yet-in-coronavirus-cases-in-chicago-area/2250540/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Despite backlog of 115K COVID-19 tests, Quest Diagnostics asks workers to voluntarily go on furlough; Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks coming as Coronavirus numbers continue to rise.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21208575/trump-says-toughest-weeks-coming-as-coronavirus-numbers-continue-to-rise-live-updates

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Queen urges self-discipline as Britain sees record jump in coronavirus deaths – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200405-z6jelb2cynbblfz725vw44suzu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: Illinois ‘weeks away’ from coronavirus peak – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200405/pritzker-illinois-weeks-away-from-coronavirus-peak
— It’s time to start wearing masks – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200404/editorial-its-time-to-start-wearing-masks
— Facts Matter: Positive coronavirus news is great, but not when it’s false – Bob Oswald (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/facts-matter-positive-coronavirus-news-is-great-but-not-when-its-false–
— COVID-19 is forcing us to rethink our values – Armstrong Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200405/covid-19-is-forcing-us-to-rethink-our-values

WTTW
— Pritzker: Anyone Still Gathering During Pandemic is “Stupid” or Not Paying Attention – Matt Masterson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/04/pritzker-anyone-still-gathering-during-pandemic-stupid-or-not-paying-attention

WBEZ
— Pritzker: Feds Should Have Pushed All States To Issue Stay-At-Home Orders – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/pritzker-feds-should-have-pushed-all-states-to-issue-stayathome-orders/615b871a-8949-4b97-af4e-b9253c1e02e3

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— As COVID cases rise in NYC, United dramatically cuts its schedule The airline will cut its Newark schedule 90 percent starting Sunday. As the outbreak spreads, other cities could also see reductions. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/covid-cases-rise-nyc-united-dramatically-cuts-its-schedule

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Coronavirus afflicts ethics reform – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200404/coronavirus-afflicts-ethics-reform

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Update on Gun Issues – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=301659#.XonY-SN_OM8

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Local newspapers facing their own coronavirus crisis – AP
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200405/local-newspapers-facing-their-own-coronavirus-crisis

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The Illinois Cannabis Market Is Strong – ERIC SCHMID
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-cannabis-market-strong-shortages-will-persist-months#stream/0

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Chicago opens shelters for newly homeless in virus crisis – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/5/chicago-opens-shelters-for-newly-homeless-in-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Sean Casten (D., Ill.) Spreads Chinese Propaganda While Blaming Coronavirus Deaths on Trump – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/dem-rep-spreads-chinese-propaganda-while-blaming-coronavirus-deaths-on-trump/

BLAZE
— Police issue citation, fine woman who was just ‘going on a drive’ amid coronavirus stay-at-home order ‘…failed to abide by the order of the governor’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/police-issue-citation-fine-woman-who-was-just-going-on-a-drive-amid-coronavirus-stay-at-home-order

NEWS BUSTERS
— Trump SLAMS Liberal Media for Purposely ‘Creating Fear,’ ‘Panic’; ‘So Bad for’ America – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2020/04/04/trump-scorches-liberal-media-purposely-creating-fear-panic-its-so
— Hollywood’s ‘Trump Is Hitler’ Argument Even More Pathetic Now – Christian Toto 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/04/04/hollywoods-trump-hitler-argument-even-more-pathetic-now

THE HILL
— Biden says Democratic convention may need to be virtual – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: What is the status of the following: a) the next meeting of your Republican township/ward/county party organization, b) the Republican county party conventions, c) the April 21 annual township government meetings, and d) the June 11-13 Illinois Republican Party State Convention?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/491209-biden-says-democratic-convention-may-need-to-be-virtual
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump team picks fight with Twitter, TV networks over political speech.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491072-trump-team-picks-fight-with-twitter-tv-networks-over-political-speech
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In recent weeks, the Trump campaign has threatened legal action against TV stations for airing an ad cut by a Democratic super PAC that makes it seem as if Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax.” It has also been sending scores of emails to Twitter to flag videos being produced and shared by Democrats to make the case that the content runs afoul of the company’s policy on manipulated media. And this week, the Trump campaign took the unusual step of producing a deliberately misleading clip of former Vice President Joe Biden calling the coronavirus a “hoax” with the sole purpose of testing Twitter to see if it would enforce its rules equally on both the Trump and Biden campaigns. “Everything indicates that the Democrat donors who run Silicon Valley are intent on stacking the deck against President Trump’s reelection,” said Matt Wolking, a Trump campaign spokesman. “Their lack of transparency is further evidence that this is politically motivated interference in the 2020 election. Political speech and debate should not be policed and silenced by faceless, unknown actors and social justice warriors manipulating algorithms behind closed doors.” Since Trump was elected president, there has been an explosion of media fact-checking, leading to enormous pressure on platforms to sanction or pull content that is determined to be misleading. The president and his campaign have been accused of spreading misinformation through campaign ads countless times.)

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s coronavirus mismanagement again undercuts his CEO image.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/05/politics/president-management-covid-2020/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: U.S. deaths top 8,500 as Trump warns of “toughest week” ahead
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-latest-news-2020-04-05/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Two months in, Trump’s coronavirus response creates more chaos.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/two-months-trump-s-coronavirus-response-creates-more-chaos-n1176986

REUTERS
— How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics – Dan Burns
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-jobs/how-the-coronavirus-job-cuts-played-out-by-sector-and-demographics-idUSKBN21M0EL

CNBC
— Scenes of Sin City shut down by coronavirus – Adam Jeffery
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/scenes-of-sin-city-shut-down-by-coronavirus.html
— Coronavirus effect: Bankruptcies won’t save retail this time – Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-retail-is-used-to-existential-crises-but-bankruptcies-wont-save-it-now.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Live Updates: New U.S. Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Predicts ‘a Lot of Death’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-news.html
— With Campaigns in Remote Mode, Pandemic Upends Battle for Congress As retail campaigning has become all but impossible amid the public health crisis, candidates tread carefully in an uncertain political environment. – Carl Hulse
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/congress-campaigns-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The president veered from grim warnings to baseless assurances in a news conference, predicting a surging death toll in what may be “the toughest week” of the pandemic.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that only Trump-supporters abuse Chinese-Americans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/nyregion/coronavirus-chinese-americans-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus Misinformation War.” According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-fake-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “As Trump Administration Debated Travel Restrictions, Thousands Streamed in From China.”
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/05/world/asia/05reuters-health-coronavirus-nsc.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Live updates: As coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S., Trump says ‘ there will be a lot of death’ in the next week
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/05/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “So much for Trump’s polling bump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/05/so-much-trumps-bump/

NEW YORK POST
— So many to blame for coronavirus crisis, so don’t bother – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus. I should write a book about disgusting scapegoating Diersen-haters who ever-increasingly blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the problems that the following have/had: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://nypost.com/2020/04/04/so-many-to-blame-for-coronavirus-crisis-so-dont-bother-goodwin/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Hitching a ride on the coronavirus: How partisans of all stripes are exploiting this crisis – WILL MARSHALL
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-hitching-ride-coronavirus-20200405-37fjf5gdibhffnf4nptksx7g34-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus. I should write a book about disgusting scapegoating Diersen-haters who ever-increasingly blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the problems that the following have/had: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-lives-laying-blame-leadership-20200405-rylfm3ok5bghpauhtaiglem5w4-story.html

USA TODAY
— Blame the Chinese Communist Party for the coronavirus crisis Coronavirus crisis proves communism is still a grave threat to the entire world. If Beijing had just been honest, the pandemic could be preventable. – Marion Smith (DIERSEN: What do say to those who side with Communist China against America?) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/05/blame-chinese-communist-party-coronavirus-crisis-column/2940486001/

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment not a valid excuse for Trump’s slow COVID-19 response.” Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the many adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me is no excuse for my failing to make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. 
https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2020/04/05/goldberg-impeachment-not-valid-excuse-trump-slow-covid-19-response/2941361001/

BOSTON GLOBE
— There’s no real precedent for the coronavirus effect on the economy — and that could be a good thing – Jim Puzzanghera
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/04/nation/theres-no-real-precedent-coronavirus-effect-economy-that-could-be-good-thing/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— State Coronavirus Shutdowns Have Taken 29% of U.S. Economy Offline Eight in 10 U.S. counties are under lockdown orders, according to a study, and they represent nearly 96% of national output – Josh Mitchell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-coronavirus-shutdowns-have-taken-29-of-u-s-economy-offline-11586079001
— U.S. Expects Coronavirus Peak in Some Cities Next Week as Global Toll Climbs ‘There will be a lot of death unfortunately,’ President Trump says – Andrew Restuccia, Melissa Korn and Katie Honan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/governments-around-the-world-intensify-measures-to-battle-coronavirus-pandemic-11585993977
— THE MONTH CORONAVIRUS FELLED AMERICAN BUSINESS March began amid an 11-year expansion and ended with blue-chip companies begging for bailouts. Swift and sharp, the pandemic cut through the country’s commerce like nothing before it.
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/march-changed-everything/
— The Big Question for Sports: When Will You Feel Safe Around 20,000 Strangers Again? President Trump wants sports back soon. But fans might not be ready. – Joshua Robinson, Ben Cohen and Laine Higgins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-big-question-for-sports-when-will-you-feel-safe-around-20-000-strangers-again-11586084401
— How Coronavirus Is Breaking Down Along Familiar Political Lines Red and blue America are experiencing the crisis in different ways, and that is affecting how their leaders are tackling it – Aaron Zitner, John McCormick and Dante Chinni
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-coronavirus-is-breaking-down-along-familiar-political-lines-11586001600
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Because the outbreak has hit urban areas harder than less-populated communities, it has been felt less in the nation’s Republican strongholds than in Democratic ones, bringing a partisan tint to views of how the outbreak is being experienced and should be addressed. That has also meant that some Republican elected officials have been hesitant to call for statewide stay-at-home orders for fear of upending rural areas that have yet to record many cases or any at all. As of Thursday, 91% of counties that voted for Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 had at least one case of coronavirus, and 47% had at least one death, a Wall Street Journal analysis of virus data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows. By contrast, 69% of counties that voted for President Trump had at least one case, and 14% had a death. Those counties on the whole are less densely populated than Clinton counties, and most rural areas tend to lean Republican. Only about a fifth of the states, all with large rural populations and Republican governors, didn’t have statewide stay-at-home directives in place as of Friday. The GOP governors of Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, who had resisted issuing statewide shelter-in-place orders, were among those who reversed course and imposed them this past week. Discrepancies between rural and urban America are creating tensions within states.)

BLOOMBERG
— The Way We Work Will Never Be the Same – Brooke Sample
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-04-05/coronavirus-puts-end-to-labor-market-as-we-know-it

FORTUNE
— Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis – AP
https://fortune.com/2020/04/05/newspapers-cuts-coronavirus-layoffs-jobs-crisis-unemployment-covid-19/
— Coronavirus is igniting a devastating crisis for highly indebted companies – BOB DIAMOND and TY WALLACH
https://fortune.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-corporate-loans-bonds-credit/

MOTLEY FOOL
— Are Americans Concerned About Their Personal Finances Over Coronavirus? – Dave Kovaleski (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus negatively impacted you and your spouse financially? For my wife and I, our recent stock market gains have been lost. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, etc. has gone down. As our fixed income investments mature, we will be faced with much lower interest rates and much more pressure to take on more risk, that is, to put money in the stock market. Ever-increasingly, to maintain our standard of living, my Civil Service Retirement System pension, our Social Security, our federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and our interest income is not enough, and we have to dip more and more and more into our retirement savings.) 
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/04/04/concerned-about-personal-finances-coronavirus.aspx
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council (NEFC) shows how concerned Americans are about their personal finances due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis. According to the survey, which solicited responses from 1,201 people between March 23 and March 27, 58.2% say the crisis has had a negative impact on their personal finances (30.9% called the impact somewhat negative, and 27.3% described it as very negative). About 32% of respondents said the crisis has had neither a positive nor a negative impact, while the remaining 9.9% said the pandemic has had a positive effect on their finances (6.8% indicated the effect was very positive, while 3.1% said somewhat positive). That’s the sentiment right now, but what about the future?)

BANKRATE
— Majority Have Cut Spending Amid Coronavirus Crisis Two-thirds have not touched their retirement or investment accounts despite market volatility
https://www.southernmarylandchronicle.com/2020/04/05/majority-have-cut-spending-amid-coronavirus-crisis/

TAUNTON GAZETTE
— Why our coronavirus coverage is free – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are free and contain no advertising.)
https://www.tauntongazette.com/news/20200404/why-our-coronavirus-coverage-is-free-and-what-we-hope-youll-do-about-it

PARADE
— What People Earn 2020: See the Salaries of Everyday Workers Across America – Kaylen Ralph (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, you are worth what are paid for doing what you do. They stress that no one pays me anything for my spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. In my defense, I stress a) that I have enough time and money that I do not need anyone to give me money for my doing what I do, b) that “He wo pays the piper calls the tunes” and I do not want anyone to call my tunes, and c) that in 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors paid me $131,532/year in today’s dollars.) 
https://parade.com/1015936/kaylen-ralph/what-people-earn-salaries-2020/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come (DIERSEN: Coronavirus aid drives up the national debt. What percent of coronavirus aid has gone, is going, and will go to individuals, organizations, companies, etc. that have not been significantly negatively impacted financially?) 
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_overwhelmingly_endorse_coronavirus_aid_package_expect_more_to_come

INQUISITR
— Donald Trump Urges Media To ‘Stop Spreading False Rumors’ Amid Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Ought to put it together for a while, get this over with and then go back to your fake news,’ Trump said. – Damir Mujezinovic (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.inquisitr.com/5982174/donald-trump-media-false-rumors-coronavirus/

SUN
— ‘IT WAS TERRIBLE’ Trump blasts ex-Navy Capt Brett Crozier who raised coronavirus alarms saying he agrees ‘100%’ with his ousting – Les Steed (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress the lack of support that I got from my fellow GAO class members (White, male, over age 40) when I became the only active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged my Democrat GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write a book about my fellow GAO class members. I would focus on those who cut deals under the table with my Democrat GAO superiors to keep their jobs. Those deals included their giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and helping my Democrat GAO superiors force me to take their retirement “offer.”)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/uncategorized/11331227/trump-blasts-ex-navy-capt-brett-crozier-coronavirus-alarms-agrees-ousting/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Captain Brett Crozier will now be ‘reassigned’ according to his superiors, despite the Navy facing a huge backlash over the dismissal. The news came just one day after a video emerged of hundreds of sailors cheering the Captain as he walked off the aircraft carrier after being relieved of duties. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told reporters on Thursday that he “lost confidence in [Crozier’s] ability to lead that warship” after he sent the letter, and relieved him of duty. Crozier was to be reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, said Modly. More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on the U.S. Navy to reinstate Crozier. “His actions possibly saved many lives,” said the Change.org petition said. “Although he was fired, his plan to safely remove crew members was still implemented. He is a hero who should be rewarded.” Crozier “was absolutely correct in raising” concerns about Covid-19 but “it was the way in which he did it” that “undermined” the Navy’s efforts and “created a little bit of panic on the ship,” Modly said. But he said the letter was sent outside the chain of command while the Navy was already “fully responding.” He added that Crozier copying as many people as he did on the letter demonstrated “extremely poor judgment,” and said: “He did not take care to ensure that it couldn’t be leaked.” Crozier will be reassigned in the U.S. Navy role, but won’t be discharged, Modly said on Friday. But despite this, Crozier was cheered for by hundreds as he left the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday. In videos posted online, one person can be heard shouting: “Now that’s how you send off one of the greatest captains you ever had.” Hundreds of sailors chanted “Captain Crozier!” and a man calls him the “G.O.A.T.,” or the “greatest of all time,” and “a man of the people.”)

April 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker hammer Trump administration on coronavirus response, stockpile comments – Rob Elgas
https://abc7chicago.com/health/lightfoot-prtizker-hammer-trump-administration-on-coronavirus-response/6075482/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/4/2020
— Biden, Trump campaigns haven’t called for Wisconsin primary postponement – WILL STEAKIN
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-trump-campaigns-havent-called-for-wisconsin-primary-postponement-/6075527/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 3M fires back at Trump, says halting exports of N95 face masks would backfire, hurt U.S. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronativus-trump-3m-n95-masks-20200403-svjgqtec5nhthhruu6766awlr4-story.html
— Wisconsin Republicans say Tuesday’s election should go on as scheduled despite coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-wisconsin-primary-election-absentee-voting-20200403-b24twlevgzfj3jv3y2dcbaapbu-story.html
— Fight against coronavirus requires ‘unprecedented’ work and flexibility for DuPage Health Department executive director – ERIN HEGARTY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-health-karen-ayala-st-20200404-ny4lmr5ponb6fn2vpdw5kujs4e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Shortage of supplies has imperiled those on front line of coronavirus pandemic
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/4/4/21207933/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-april-2020
— What worries Chicagoans most about the coronavirus As we settle into our new (temporary) normal, anxieties are still high for many. We asked Sun-Times readers what worries them most about the pandemic. – Alice Bazerghi (DIERSEN: I worry about the success that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will have in blaming Republicans for coronavirus.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21206730/coronavirus-worries-chicago-covid19-pandemic-anxiety-stress
— Assessor trying to ensure Cook County property values adjusted to reflect ‘coronavirus effect’ All property owners will get a notification from the Cook County assessor’s office. Assessor Fritz Kaegi said his staff will “have to bend over backwards to keep on schedule” but he’s optimistic they’ll be able to get things done on time. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: How much do you estimate the value of your home has gone down so far because of coronavirus and efforts to fight it?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/3/21207689/cook-county-assessor-fritz-kaegi-property-values-coronavirus-effect
— Billionaire Griffin sets up shop in shuttered Florida hotel Griffin flew two dozen traders from Chicago and New York to set up shop at the Four Seasons hotel as Citadel Securities moved its operations there, Bloomberg reported.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21207827/ken-griffin-citadel-securities-florida-hotel
— Searching for Joe Biden During the pandemic, Biden, like the rest of us, is obeying stay-at-home orders and engaging in a virtual campaign. – Laura Washington
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/4/21207507/searching-for-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Will a graduated income tax help ensure fiscal order in Illinois? – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/will-a-graduated-income-tax-help-ensure-fiscal-order-in-illinois

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_e7b50df1-e02c-5047-a679-efcff3dedb53.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois wrestles with unemployment surge – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-wrestles-with-unemployment-surge-15177265.php

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— When will the impact of coronavirus hit state budgets like Illinois’? – JOSH GOODMAN
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article241724941.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Underwood, Foster urge Trump to boost protective gear supply – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/01/underwood-foster-urge-trump-to-boost-protective-gear-supply/aowl0zd/

FOX ILLINOIS & NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Pennsylvania halting pay for 9,000 state workers – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Campaigning During COVID-19 – CLAUDIA BAKER 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/campaigning-during-covid-19

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/state-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Mayor Lightfoot says Chicago should prepare for 40,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, contradicting projections – Kyla Asbury
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/529028209-mayor-lightfoot-says-chicago-should-prepare-for-40-000-covid-19-hospitalizations-contradicting-projections

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage County lost nearly 1,000 manufacturing jobs in 2019; COVID-19 and Pritzker’s progressive tax expected to increase losses – April Bamburg 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/529044384-dupage-county-lost-nearly-1-000-manufacturing-jobs-in-2019-covid-19-and-pritzker-s-progressive-tax-expected-to-increase-losses

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Political strategist Chris Robling: Sen. Brady should resign over role in bad loan – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of those who have worked the hardest to destroy me have painted themselves as being operatives or dupes for Bill Brady. They blame me for all the losses that Bill Brady has suffered.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529042265-political-strategist-sen-brady-should-resign-over-role-in-bad-loan
— Pritzker withholding COVID-19 hospitalization numbers, Wirepoints says – Kyla Asbury 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529028223-pritzker-withholding-covid-19-hospitalization-numbers-wirepoints-says
— First Amendment authority: Pritzker’s demand that paper unpublish story ‘extreme measure’ – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me and who continue to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles they do not like. They have been emboldened by those who could/should come to my defense, but have not.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529040855-first-amendment-authority-pritzker-s-demand-that-paper-unpublish-story-extreme-measure
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A First Amendment authority says a demand by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office that a central Illinois newspaper unpublish a story about the governor’s progressive income tax proposal was “highly unusual.” “Push back from a politician about facts being wrong or problems with the overall tone of the piece is what you normally see,” David Snyder, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, told Prairie State Wire. “And if the paper did get the facts wrong, it should correct them immediately. But asking for a retraction of an entire article is a pretty extreme measure.” Pritzker’s office reportedly asked the Jacksonville Journal-Courier last month to unpublish a story by The Center Square about the governor’s plans to cut spending if voters in November shoot down his plans to shift from a flat income tax to a progressive one. The tax shift proposal, an amendment to the state constitution, is on the ballot this fall. In a follow-up story, The Center Square wrote that a spokesman for the governor, Jordan Abudayyeh, sent an email to the paper’s editor saying that the article was “flawed” and lacked context. “Ultimately, it would be prudent to take down this partisan content masquerading as news,” she was quoted as writing in the email. The Center Square said that a video accompanying story on its website shows Pritzker saying what he is quoted as saying in the story. “The governor’s office did not alert The Center Square to any errors in the Feb. 7 article, headlined ‘If voters reject progressive income tax, Pritzker promises to cut state spending, and no corrections were published,” the follow-up story said. Snyder, an attorney, said that only the example more extreme that he’s aware of is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer Group, in 2008 getting a court order to shut down Wikileaks.org in a dispute over postings on the site by a former employee of the bank. The ruling was later overturned.)
— Fiscal watchdog blasts lack of ‘shared sacrifice’ among government workers during health emergency – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Trump to cut, if not eliminate, a) my Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and c) my Social Security?) 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529020469-fiscal-watchdog-blasts-lack-of-shared-sacrifice-among-government-workers-during-health-emergency

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Elderly inmates in Illinois at high risk for coronavirus – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/4/elderly-inmates-in-illinois-at-high-risk-for-coron/
— Wisconsin health official says COVID-19 curve is flattening – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/wisconsin-health-official-says-covid-19-curve-is-f/
— Indiana governor extends virus stay-home order 2 weeks – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/with-24-more-deaths-indiana-coronavirus-death-toll/
— Iraq suspends, fines Reuters news agency over virus report – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the times that I was punished for including links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who punished me, the articles that they punished me for, and how they punished me.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/iraq-suspends-fines-reuters-news-agency-over-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Mainstream Media Spins a Pandemic – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/the-mainstream-media-spins-a-pandemic/

FOX NEWS
— Coronavirus shutdowns and rising unemployment causing economic pain that must be considered – Rep. Chip Roy
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rep-chip-roy-america-should-remember-to-fight-despair-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Political Pandemic: Democrats Seek to Make 2020 Election About Wuhan Virus – CHARLES HURT
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/04/03/charles-hurt-political-pandemic-democrats-seek-to-make-2020-election-about-wuhan-virus/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Introduce Bill Giving Coronavirus Relief To Illegal Aliens – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/03/democrats-illegals-migrants-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Border Agents Turning Away Illegal Immigrants Posing Coronavirus Risk
https://www.newsmax.com/us/borderagents-illegalimmigrants-coronavirus/2020/04/03/id/961337/

TOWNHALL
— Daily Kos Founder Appears to Jump For Glee Over Americans Infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/04/daily-kos-founder-appears-to-jump-for-glee-over-americans-infected-with-the-wuhan-n2566352
— California: Newsom is Giving Emergency Grants to Illegal Alien Small Business Owners – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/04/03/newsom-gives-grants-to-illegal-alien-business-owners-n2566335
— Do the Media Hate Trump More Than They Hate the Virus? – John C. Goodman
https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2020/04/04/do-the-media-hate-trump-more-than-they-hate-the-virus-n2566270

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Another impeachment attempt? House Dems plan Trump coronavirus investigation ‘Democrats clearly have no idea what kind of anger this could unleash.’ – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/another-impeachment-attempt-house-dems-plan-trump-coronavirus-investigation

CCN
— Mainstream Media Proves They Hate Hope & Optimism By Attacking MyPillow’s Mike Lindell At a recent press briefing regarding the coronavirus, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell spoke — and the media lost their minds. – Jon Hall
https://www.ccn.com/mainstream-media-proves-they-hate-hope-optimism-by-attacking-mypillows-mike-lindell/

EPOCH TIMES
— Covert Influence! Communist Party Supporters Run as Democrats in Arizona and Texas – Trevor Loudon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/covert-influence-communist-party-supporters-run-as-democrats-in-arizona-and-texas_3296990.html

THE HILL
— Testing struggles emerge as key hurdle to reopening country – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/491128-testing-struggles-emerge-as-key-hurdle-to-reopening-country

POLITICO
— Who’s to blame? – RYAN HEATH (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly-coronavirus-special-edition/2020/04/03/whos-to-blame-488802

YAHOO NEWS
— Rush Limbaugh: Economy Being Destroyed ‘Under The Guise’ Of Saving Lives
https://news.yahoo.com/rush-limbaugh-economy-coronavirus-115103294.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lawsuits Swell as Owners, From Gun Shops to Golf Courses, Demand to Open Orders to stay home and to shutter businesses because of the coronavirus are being challenged nationwide on the grounds they deny Americans their constitutional rights. – Neil MacFarquhar
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/corona-virus-lawsuits.html
— The Unemployment Rate Is Probably Around 13 Percent It’s almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression. Here’s how we estimated it. – Justin Wolfers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/upshot/coronavirus-jobless-rate-great-depression.html
— Decade of Job Growth Comes to an End, Undone by a Pandemic After an expansion that added 22 million to U.S. payrolls, March registered a loss, and worse is yet to come. – Nelson D. Schwartz and Patricia Cohen
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/business/economy/coronavirus-jobs-report.html
— China Scrambles to Plug Border Gaps as Thousands Flood Home – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/03/world/asia/03reuters-health-coronavirus-china-border.html
— What Unites the Right and Left? Coronavirus Anxiety Stark political differences on the crisis are rapidly closing, driven by life experiences and increasing attention by leaders of both parties. – Giovanni Russonello
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-polls.html
— What Happens if Congress Cannot Assemble to Do Its Work? As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/coronavirus-congress-voting.html
— Myanmar Journalists Who Quoted Rebel Spokesman Face Arrest The authorities detained one editor and were seeking two others after they published stories on the rebel Arakan Army. Their news websites were also blocked. – Saw Nang and Richard C. Paddock (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Myanmar authorities.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/asia/myanmar-journalists-arrest-arakan.html
— The Navy Fired the Captain of the Theodore Roosevelt. See How the Crew Responded. The rousing show of support provided another gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file cheering a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career. – Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-brett-crozier-theodore-roosevelt.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to use coronavirus to stop construction of The Wall. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/coronavirus-border-wall-arizona.html
— Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury – Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Denise Lu and Gabriel J.X. Dance
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/us/coronavirus-stay-home-rich-poor.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “As Trump faces heat on coronavirus response, Republicans try to elevate China’s role in domestic political debate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-china-republicans/2020/04/03/baa149de-74fc-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “U.S. reports more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in record day; Scientists alarmed by government’s response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/04/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Democrats to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/04/democrats-trump-politics-coronavirus/

NEW YORK POST
— Suddenly, even globalists are big on borders – Rich Lowry
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/suddenly-even-globalists-are-big-on-borders/
— Today’s coronavirus update: NY has record day, distancing appears lax – Vincent Barone
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/todays-coronavirus-update-ny-has-record-day-distancing-appears-lax/

NEW YORK SUN
— Pre-Election Chorus Of Democrats Aims To Pin Corona on Trump – CONRAD BLACK (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nysun.com/national/pre-election-chorus-of-democrats-aims-to-pin/91076/

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— Stop pretending pandemic politics are the new norm This crisis is anomalous and so is the response – BEN SHAPIRO
https://liber.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/04/04/Ben-Shapiro-Stop-pretending-pandemic-politics-are-the-new-norm/stories/202004040003

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Republicans are using the pandemic to suppress the vote.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-04/coronavirus-voting-republicans-safety-polls

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: U.S. Employers Cut 701,000 Jobs in March Data doesn’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath and Sarah Chaney
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— Campaign 2020 Is Morphing, With Unknown Consequences The changes will delay the time when Biden can formally sew up the Democratic nomination – Gerald Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaign-2020-is-morphing-with-unknown-consequences-11585972860
— Jobs Report Was Even Worse Than It Looked Stunning as the drop in jobs in March was, it masked the true depth of the decline. And it is just the beginning – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jobs-report-was-even-worse-than-it-looked-11585927843
— The Shutdown Crash Arrives The government anti-virus strategy is putting millions out of work. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-shutdown-crash-arrives-11585955818
— ‘American Conservatism’ Review: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing Is there an ‘American tradition’ of conservatism? And does it need to be ‘reclaimed’ from today’s so-called conservatives? – Barton Swaim (DIERSEN: If you are a conservative, you promote individual responsibility, the rule of law, traditional marriage, traditional family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, enforcement of booze, gambling, and drug laws, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity, that is, no race or gender based preference giving. If you are a conservative, you oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, moral relativism, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-conservatism-review-doing-the-right-thing-11585923831
— The Science of Staying Connected – Susan Pinker (DIERSEN: The least costly and fastest why to stay connected to government and political news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-science-of-staying-connected-11585835999
— The Navy Captain and the Coronavirus A sad episode raises questions of judgment and chain of command. – Editorial (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, what if I had relayed my concerns about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination directly to the Democrats who headed those agencies?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-navy-captain-and-the-coronavirus-11585955473
— The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order The U.S. must protect its citizens from disease while starting the urgent work of planning for a new epoch. – Henry A. Kissinger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-pandemic-will-forever-alter-the-world-order-11585953005
— The Uncertain Path of the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Its Own Risk It isn’t just the magnitude of this shock that is unprecedented but the uncertainty surrounding almost every facet of it – Greg Ip
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-uncertain-path-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-poses-its-own-risk-11585935572
— Coronavirus Weighs on Americans: ‘I Don’t Think There Is an Easy Answer’ Residents in Iowa, Philadelphia and Georgia reflect on how pandemic is affecting their lives, jobs and political views – John McCormick, Scott Calvert and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-weighs-on-americans-i-dont-think-there-is-an-easy-answer-11585911600

MONEY & MARKETS
— 5 Expenses That Can Wreck Your Retirement Plans – Chad Stone 
https://moneyandmarkets.com/unexpected-retirement-expenses/

FED SMITH
— Thrift Savings Plan Millionaires’ Account Balances Infected by Coronavirus – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/04/03/tsp-millionaires-account-balances-infected-by-coronavirus/

FED WEEK
— Commission Calls for Changes in Hiring, other Personnel Policies (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.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/commission-calls-for-changes-in-hiring-other-personnel-policies/

April 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus in U.S.: Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/face-coverings-recommended-but-trump-says-he-wont-wear-one/6074248/
— Illinois coronavirus deaths, cases see largest spike in single day so far – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-sees-largest-spike-in-covid-19-deaths-cases-in-1-day/6073073/

NBC5
— Gov. Pritzker Recommends Wearing Masks Outside During Coronavirus Pandemic The updated guidance comes as scientists say more evidence indicates the virus could be spread by asymptomatic people
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-recommends-wearing-masks-outside-during-coronavirus-pandemic/2249965/
— Illinois Sees Biggest Single-Day Spike Since Coronavirus Pandemic Began; Cases Climb to 8,904 More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-sees-biggest-single-day-spike-since-coronavirus-pandemic-began-cases-climb-to-8904/2249934/
— Pritzker Predicts Coronavirus Peak. What Will That Mean for Illinois Schools? Schools across the state remain closed through April, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding whether classes will be allowed to resume in May
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-predicts-coronavirus-peak-what-will-that-mean-for-illinois-schools/2249756/
— McConnell, Pelosi Signal More Virus Aid Likely From Congress Pelosi said in media appearances Friday that benefits for small businesses and the unemployed should be lengthened in the next coronavirus relief package – Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-eyes-next-coronavirus-relief-bill-with-bipartisan-goals/2249915/

CBS2
— 1,209 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Illinois; Gov. JB Pritzker Urges People To Wear Masks Outside: ‘A Commonsense Way To Do What’s Right’ – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-governor-jb-pritzker-wear-masks-outside/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rip into Jared Kushner over federal medical supply stockpile comments – JAMIE MUNKS and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-lightfoot-kushner-20200404-hbht7efh7vec5oss4rccpstb4e-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: In biggest one-day jump yet, officials announce 1,209 new known COVID-19 cases and 53 more deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200403-dr4twatabrcx5ccwzcws4uwngu-story.html
— Billionaire Ken Griffin, Illinois’ richest resident, sets up emergency trading base at Florida hotel – BEN WIEDER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-citadel-florida-four-seasons-20200403-qqlblyvxendatdwu5kg7c2nrcu-story.html
— Willowbrook nursing home records its 7th death as DuPage’s COVID-19 toll rises to 17. Officials working with care facilities to combat rise in number of cases. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-deaths-nursing-homes-20200403-2jk6l35v3vdt3dedt6qc32bmw4-story.html
— COVID-19 may throw a generation of college grads off their career paths. Some Chicago companies already are cutting internships. – ROBERT CHANNICK (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government, at least in Illinois. If you are a federal employee in Illinois who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who does not make the following promotion deadlines, your career is more than off path, it is over: 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.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-college-students-summer-internships-virtual-20200403-4nxduwkgqnd5db5k4pw3r5r5le-story.html
— Should you tell your landlord if you have coronavirus? As Chicago tenants get requests to disclose, experts say such attempts are misguided – Ariel Cheung
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-re-landlord-diagnosis-report-20200403-bajrvqewc5hhtc36zazmogja74-story.html
— Illinois Democratic Party seeks to amend delegate meeting plans to deal with coronavirus – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-democratic-delegates-20200403-qj6ldrjyezc2bkhefb72bwe7ga-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot needs to face fiscal reality – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, state and local governments are acting like they are going to get a great big federal bailout.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-lightfoot-vallas-city-budget-20200403-wl5xc7whujce5gdy2c5ooga7vm-story.html
— Worship services should not be exempt from stay-at-home orders – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-church-services-coronavirus-chapman-20200403-xxknhzndavabrlmc3f3w7pbpcm-story.html
— If you get the coronavirus, would you, should you, make it public? – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-coronavirus-public-20200403-2cmbe4n43feitddrkmeeeze4aq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Dick Durbin ‘99.9%’ sure grandchild had COVID-19, calls McConnell’s Trump defense ‘pathetic’ Durbin said Mitch McConnell’s assertion that Donald Trump could not focus on the impending coronavirus pandemic because of his Senate impeachment trial “pathetic.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/3/21207467/sen-dick-durbin-grandchild-covid-19-mitch-mcconnell-trump-defense-pathetic
— Gov. Pritzker shields healthcare workers from lawsuits during coronavirus pandemic The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act gives the governor a ton of powers, and exempts health care workers and others from certain civil liability during a pending or actual disaster. – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government who took adverse actions against me were shielded from lawsuits.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/3/21207614/coronavirus-covid-19-j-b-pritzker-health-care-workers-illinois-emergency-management-agency

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ‘If you go out, wear a mask’: Pritzker The governor also reports the makeshift hospital at McCormick Place is coming online as coronavirus patients take up an increasing share of the state’s conventional hospital beds. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/if-you-go-out-wear-mask-pritzker
— Cook County drawing on $100M credit line The Preckwinkle administration plans to tap the entirety of its $100 million revolving line of credit with BMO Harris “in light of the uncertain economic circumstances surrounding COVID-19.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/cook-county-drawing-100m-credit-line
— United Airlines files for federal grant to keep paying employees The Chicago carrier says coronavirus cost it $100 million a day in revenue last month. It’s hoping for turnaround by the fourth quarter. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/united-airlines-files-federal-grant-keep-paying-employees

DAILY HERALD
— Does wearing makeshift masks help, work? We asked Central DuPage doctor. – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200403/does-wearing-makeshift-masks-help-work-we-asked-central-dupage-doctor
— Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument – AP (DIERSEN: Virtually all of the operatives and all of the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe health, financial, and/or other problems. My critics/opponents stress to their operatives and to their dupes that because I am a federal retiree, my wife and I pay only about $6,000 a year for about $24,000 worth of health, dental, and vision insurance.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200403/news/304039969/

SOUTHERN
— Illinois state lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-state-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_a747ef6b-f8f0-5382-b8f6-6f98dfbb8427.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon: Is “LGBTQ” Pressure Beginning to Crack the Evangelical House? – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/dr-robert-a-j-gagnon-is-lgbtq-pressure-beginning-to-crack-the-evangelical-house/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. CABELLO: ILLINOIS MUST FIGHT RELEASING PRISONERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/rep-cabello-illinois-must-fight-releasing-prisoners-during-covid-19-pandemic.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McCormick place facility “larger than the largest hospital in Illinois” – New alt site in Springfield – 140 staff at McCormick Place site – “Wearing something to cover your face is a good idea” – Lightfoot says couldn’t have been done without DuPage Medical – Site director can’t say if PPE is adequate – 425 hotel rooms open for healthcare workers – Lightfoot: “We shouldn’t have to beg the federal government” – Pritzker explains modeling and the peak – EO waives liability
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/mccormick-place-facility-larger-than-the-largest-hospital-in-illinois/
— 1,209 new cases, 53 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/1209-new-cases-53-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/covid-19-roundup-10/
— Republican leaders not enthused about statewide vote by mail
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/republican-leaders-not-enthused-about-statewide-vote-by-mail/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House to require quick coronavirus test for anyone to meet Trump, Pence – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/white-house-require-quick-coronavirus-test-anyone-/

GOPUSA
— Millions Unemployed, But U.S. Still Giving Jobs To Foreign Workers
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87083
— Donald Trump: ‘I Don’t Like’ States Releasing Prisoners Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87063
— When It’s Over, Will We Be The Same America? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87050

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘racist’ claim against Amazon goes unnoticed by mainstream media – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/ocasio-cortezs-racist-claim-against-amazon-goes-unnoticed-by-mainstream-media/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— A New Viral Infection: Leaders Seizing Power, Police Bullying Citizens In Europe especially, security crackdowns and surveillance have risen to new levels in the name of public health. – Bill Wirtz
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-new-viral-infection-leaders-seizing-power-police-bullying-citizens/

BLAZE
— ‘Snitches get rewards’: Democratic LA mayor wants residents to tattle on businesses that don’t obey ‘safer at home’ order ‘We want to thank you for turning folks in …’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-la-mayor-wants-residents-to-tattle-on-businesses-that-dont-obey-safer-at-home-order

COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— COVID-19 has American’s flocking to gun stores to arm themselves – Joseph Ragonese 
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/covid-19-has-americans-flocking-to-gun-stores-to-arm-themselves-128643/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Adviser Says COVID-19 Pandemic Will End ‘Relatively Soon,’ Urges Americans To Remain Strong – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/03/trump-gina-loudon-coronavirus-china/

TOWNHALL
— Flip-Flop: Biden Now Backs Trump Travel Ban After Calling it ‘Xenophobic’ – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/04/03/biden-now-backs-trump-travel-ban-n2566339

THE HILL
— CDC recommends face coverings for people leaving home – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491108-trump-recommends-face-masks-but-says-its-voluntary-and-he-wont-do-it
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses
— McConnell says there will be a fourth coronavirus bill – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/491089-mcconnell-says-there-will-be-a-fourth-coronavirus-bill
— Conservative women’s group unveils new congressional endorsements (including Jeanne Ives) – JULIA MANCHESTER 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491061-conservative-womens-group-unveils-new-congressional-endorsements

POLITICO
— New York City urges all residents to wear face coverings in public – RIN DURKIN 
https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2020/04/02/new-york-city-urges-all-residents-to-wear-face-coverings-in-public-1271059

CNN
— Trump announces new face mask recommendations after heated internal debate – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/politics/trump-white-house-face-masks/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus in N.Y.: Toll Soars to Nearly 3,000 as State Pleads for Aid – Alan Feuer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-death-toll.html
— C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks in Public, But Trump Says: ‘I’m Choosing Not to Do It’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— Scramble for Virus Supplies Strains Global Solidarity – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/04/03/business/bc-eu-virus-outbreak-squabbling-for-supplies.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/commander-of-confusion-trump-sows-uncertainty-and-seeks-to-cast-blame-in-coronavirus-crisis/2020/04/02/fc2db084-7431-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html
— Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March as economy collapsed A record 6.65 million people filed a new jobless claim in the week that ended March 28 – Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/02/jobless-march-coronavirus/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Dr. Fauci: ‘I don’t understand’ why there’s no national stay-at-home order – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-fauci-stay-at-home-20200403-rkul56dga5culgj4rx6hatz3we-story.html

NEW YORKER
— The Coronavirus Is Transforming Politics and Economics – John Cassidy
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-coronavirus-is-transforming-politics-and-economics

WASHINGTON POST
— People should wear cloth face coverings in public, CDC recommends, to reduce spread of coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/

FORBES
— Will COVID-19 Kill Cities? – Roger Valdez
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogervaldez/2020/04/03/will-covid-19-kill-cities/#355848915627

April 3 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Indiana Reports 408 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing State Total to 3,437 There have also been a total of 102 deaths across the state since the pandemic began, a rise of 24 in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-408-new-coronavirus-cases-bringing-state-total-to-3437/2249736/
— Trump Campaign Calls Sessions ‘Delusional’ in Letter The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to “misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of Trump,” in the campaign mailer that mentioned Trump’s name 22 times – Kim Chandler (DIERSEN: What would the leaders of the following say if asked about my support for the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization?) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-campaign-calls-sessions-delusional-in-letter/2249761/

CBS2
— With Dozens Of COVID-19 Cases In Department, Some Chicago Police Employees Say They Don’t Feel Safe At Work – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/02/with-dozens-of-covid-19-cases-in-department-some-chicago-police-employees-say-they-dont-feel-safe-at-work/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/2/21206102/coronavirus-covid-19-trump-briefings-mona-charen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When each state is expected to hit peak use of resources in coronavirus pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-when-each-state-is-expected-to-hit-peak-use-of-resources-in-coronavirus-pandemic-20200402-thfoozjjnnftrd4ddblb3ua3fu-photogallery.html
— Trump administration moves toward recommending that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face masks (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-face-mask-guidelines-20200402-wjcqlyqy2vgc5ebjp6zx4bo65q-story.html
— University of Illinois financial hit from coronavirus ‘significant and growing,’ including $37 million in room and board refunds – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-university-of-illinois-20200403-zbg6jfyppvdmneuh6dwhw6dh24-story.html
— Uber halts construction in The Old Post Office, marking Chicago’s first big office project delayed by the coronavirus – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-uber-pauses-chicago-construction-20200402-sxyo5vijkresniztt24yzabo7m-story.html
— Behind the race to fight COVID-19, can Illinois keep its finances in order? – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-costs-illinois-pritzker-greising-20200402-4vnvgglrpzfrxkrddfida27b7y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— MARCH 23, 2020 FLASHBACK: FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTO: Westmont man Dustin Petty charged with burglarizing two Hinsdale homes, stealing car – Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: SEE Wheaton Police Report # WH2000665  Petty is charged with stealing a car on the driveway of a residence on the 600 block of Arbor Avenue in my precinct the night of March 16, 2020.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/westmont-man-charged-with-burglarizing-two-hinsdale-homes-stealing-car

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump Tower workers among 14,000 layoffs in state report Almost 5,600 of the cuts were categorized as temporary, including 294 at the Trump hotel. But the outlook for rehiring is unclear, given the uncertainty over when the virus peaks and how quickly the economy can recover. – STEVE DANIELS 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/trump-tower-workers-among-14000-layoffs-state-report

ABC7
— How to make face masks from materials found at home (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/how-to-make-face-masks-from-materials-found-at-home/6071155/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/3/2020

WTTW
— CTA Ridership Drops Nearly 80% as Chicagoans Stay Home – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/02/cta-ridership-drops-nearly-80-chicagoans-stay-home

WBEZ
— Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Says His Arsenal Against COVID-19 Is ‘Nearly Exhausted’ – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-says-his-arsenal-against-covid19-is-nearly-exhausted/21305dc7-0a99-44ef-bd98-78ef1377cf4c

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Court: Brady helped get brothers loan based on ‘false statements’ – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats, a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200402/court-brady-helped-get-brothers-loan-based-on-false-statements

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Not running the numbers The state of Illinois is in an economic state of confusion. – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-not-running-the-numbers/article_4e74de7d-5ca1-52c9-b942-0a1c866c5588.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 15 Will County Health Department employees test positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in county reach 395 – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/02/15-will-county-health-department-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/anb44ng/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Why are some businesses essential, and others not? – Jakob Emerson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/why-are-some-businesses-essential-and-others-not
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite the potential for disagreement, some labor attorneys said there is no legal recourse available for closed businesses to argue they are essential. “The practical answer is, where you going to go?” Baker said. “The courts are closed. I think the real question is, how enforceable is the executive order?” Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said his department has not been forced to close any nonessential businesses, but has the authority to do so. “We are not looking to complicate people’s lives and these business owners,” Campbell said. “We understand the predicament they are in and we certainly feel for them. But the order is the order, and we do have the teeth in it to charge someone with a misdemeanor if necessary, but we will do our best to avoid that.” Campbell said any businesses unsure of their status will be treated with discretion. “There could be some businesses that fall within the gray area, and we certainly are not immediately going to shut them down,” Campbell said. The Springfield Police Department also said they have not had to shut down any businesses involuntarily.)

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Chicago area gets top marks for social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread, data firm says – I-Chun Chen
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2020/04/03/chicago-area-gets-top-marks-for-social-distancing.html

CHICAGO CURBED
— What Chicago homeowners need to know about mortgages during the coronavirus crisis – Scott Klocksin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for equity to be taken from those who own their homes free and clear and b) call for that equity to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://chicago.curbed.com/2020/4/2/21204380/mortgage-assistance-homeowner-landlord-rent

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ near-insolvent unemployment trust fund can’t handle surge in unemployment claims, will need to tap federal loans – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-near-insolvent-unemployment-trust-fund-cant-handle-surge-in-unemployment-claims-will-need-to-tap-federal-loans-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE
— Stunning data show Illinois economy stalled out before COVID-19 pandemic – Austin Berg
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-stunning-data-show-illinois-economy-stalled-out-before-covid-19-pandemic/article_1397fa80-74f1-11ea-ab9d-3fc077675076.html

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Legislators find ways to stay busy – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: The following have given me more time and more money to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out: my no longer being a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) GAO employee, h) etc. 
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/legislators-find-ways-to-stay-busy/Content?oid=12005059
— State senator Bill Brady helped set up bad loan “The truth was not told” – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/state-senator-helped-set-up-bad-loan/Content?oid=12006480

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ILLINOIS – Brad Weisenstein and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-in-illinois/
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Pritzker to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want Pritzker to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL ANALYSIS SAYS ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS COULD LOSE EVEN MORE IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/political-strategy-group-illinois-republicans-are-losing-ground.html
— AS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS STACK UP IN ILLINOIS, APPLICATION PROBLEMS PERSIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— As coronavirus fears mounts, Democrats get tacky – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/inside-the-beltway-as-coronavirus-fears-mounts-dem/
— Latest genius Democrat plan: Make the election about Wuhan virus – Charles Hurt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/latest-genius-democrat-plan-make-election-about-wu/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Washington media agonize over covering the Trump coronavirus briefings – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: The mainstream media wants to cover only what it can spin to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-media-agonize-over-covering-the-trump-coronavirus-briefings
— Trump’s clout hangs in balance as White House grapples with coronavirus – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has the most clout in the organizations that you are a member of and where you live? I should write a book about those who have the most clout in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems on me and on those who share my demographics. I would focus on those who make it ever-increasing clear that they want to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-clout-hangs-in-balance-as-white-house-grapples-with-coronavirus
— MARCH 9, 2020 FLASHBACK: Virginia House passes redistricting amendment despite Democratic leadership disapproval – Tyler Arnold (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want redistricting to favor voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/virginia-house-passes-redistricting-amendment-despite-democratic-leadership-disapproval
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House voted 54-46 to approve the resolution after it rejected a substitution proposed by Del. Marcus Simon, D-Falls Church. The substitution would have added language designed to further prevent gerrymandering, especially racial gerrymandering, but it also would have restarted the clock on the amendment process and prolonged it. . .Del. Marcia Price, D-Newport News, said that the commission should be required to reflect the demographics of Virginia and that the resolution should include language to prevent racial gerrymandering.)

FOX NEWS
— Trump rips Democrats’ new coronavirus committee: ‘Witch hunt after witch hunt’
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-rips-democrats-new-coronavirus-committee-witch-hunt

BLAZE
— Joe Biden is outraged at ‘wildly irresponsible’ video from Trump campaign, demands Twitter take it down ‘Turnabout is fair play’ – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-outraged-at-trump-hoax-video

DAILY CALLER
— These States Say Abortions Are Essential During The Coronavirus Crisis – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/abortion-coronavirus-personal-protective-equipment-coronavirus/

DAILY SIGNAL
— In California, a Sign the Coronavirus Crisis Won’t ‘Go to Waste’ – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/02/be-wary-of-those-seeking-to-exploit-serious-crisis-of-covid-19/

PJ MEDIA
— Chinese City Bans Consumption of Cats and Dogs – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/chinese-city-bans-consumption-of-cats-and-dogs-which-is-not-funny-at-all/

TOWNHALL
— Airline Aid Shouldn’t Become Back-Door Nationalization – Ross Marchand
https://townhall.com/columnists/rossmarchand/2020/04/03/airline-aid-shouldnt-become-backdoor-nationalization-n2566267

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Don’t Let States Rob COVID-19 Funds to Bail Out Pensions – Ted Dabrowski & Mark Glennon
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/30/dont_let_states_rob_covid-19_funds_to_bail_out_pensions.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We Are All Restrictionists Now – RICH LOWRY (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-nations-realize-importance-borders/

EPOCH TIMES
— Chinese Regime Using Pandemic to Advance Global Ambitions, Expert Says – EVA FU AND JAN JEKIELEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-regime-using-pandemic-to-advance-global-ambitions-expert-says_3294231.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— 7 more pro-lifers arrested for praying against abortion in North Carolina ‘The city of Greensboro chose to use COVID to achieve the goal of having no Christians present in front of the abortion clinic.’
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/7-more-pro-lifers-arrested-for-praying-against-abortion-in-north-carolina
— Far-left SPLC claims anti-LGBT ‘hate groups’ on the rise in annual report The SPLC puts Christian groups on its ‘hate list’ with neo-Nazis. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/far-left-splc-claims-anti-lgbt-hate-groups-on-the-rise-in-annual-report

THE HILL
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses?rnd=1585866008/

POLITICO
— Trump campaign declares war on Democrats over voting rules for November With coronavirus injecting enormous doubt into voter turnout, it’s a sleeper issue that both parties say could sway the election. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-2020-election-legal-battle-coronavirus-162152
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s vaporized economy.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-money/2020/04/03/trumps-vaporized-economy-786630

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus – JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for pensions and Social Security be cut and b) call for that money to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://apnews.com/2d1be60a990b65802c639c8fe2ca881a
— Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent – DUSAN STOJANOVIC (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/03/31/dismantling-democracy-virus-used-as-excuse-to-quell-dissent/

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/donald-trump-ventilators-leadership-coronavirus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— U.S. expected to recommend masks for Americans in coronavirus hot spots Vice President Mike Pence hinted at the new guidance during Thursday’s coronavirus briefing. – Kristen Welker and Geoff Bennett (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-expected-recommend-masks-americans-coronavirus-hotspots-n1175596

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: “The Decision Not to Air Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing Is Commendable, and Overdue.” Those who hate me and/or hate those who share my demographics do not want the following to promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, conservative leaders, etc. 
https://news.yahoo.com/decision-not-air-trump-coronavirus-045314012.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Global Cases Exceed 1 Million
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— White House Debates How Far to Go on Face Mask Guidelines (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html
— Do Social Distancing Better, White House Doctor Tells Americans. Trump Objects – Reuters (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their rate your social distancing? How do Trump-haters rate Trump-supporter social distancing? How do Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens rate Republican social distancing? How do anti-religious people rate religious people social distancing? How do liberals and moderates rate conservative social distancing? How do minorities, females, and younger people rate White, male, and older people social distancing? How do people who have less money rate people who have more money social distancing?)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/02/us/02reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-birx.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent. – Vindu Goel and Jeffrey Gettleman (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/asia/modi-india-press-media.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Jobless rate jumps to 4.4 percent in March, but much worse lies ahead for American workers Recent surge in unemployment claims came too late to be counted in government report – David J. Lynch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/03/march-2020-jobs-report/
— U.S. grapples with widening onslaught as China warns about risk of new infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/04/03/daily-202-losing-a-job-can-also-mean-losing-health-coverage-adding-to-anxiety-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5e86c27188e0fa101a759ced/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Can’t knock on voters’ doors, maybe tap their avatars? Politicos scramble to adapt to coronavirus – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-04-02/parties-race-adapt-politicking-pandemic
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A perceived advantage the Trump campaign has in this new territory could prove fragile. Trump’s operatives have built an intimidating and costly digital machine around unprecedented social media micro-targeting. It is fueled by a conservative media ecosystem that reliably draws in masses of voters who help amplify Trump’s message. That ecosystem is showing signs of strain, however, as voters seek out reliable information about the virus, which some of the leading outlets on the right failed to provide when they initially dismissed its danger. Republicans are now bulking up their digital infrastructure. Republican National Committee volunteers made 1.4 million voter contacts during last Saturday’s “National Day of Action,” using a phone script that starts by asking voters about their health and offers information about medical-care resources before they begin detailing Trump’s efforts in the pandemic. The GOP’s chief volunteer-training program, the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative, has gone virtual and hasn’t slowed in the process. There were 312 events that trained 1,390 volunteers during its first week online.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Jobs Report Likely to Show Start of Record Labor-Market Collapse Economists expect Friday’s March data won’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— U.S. and Europe Turn to Phone-Tracking Strategies to Halt Spread of Coronavirus Amid privacy concerns, nations work with apps, geolocation data to help identify and isolate infected citizens – James Marson, Catherine Stupp and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-and-europe-turn-to-phone-tracking-strategies-to-halt-spread-of-coronavirus-11585906203
— Where America is Staying Home States that have enacted stay-at-home orders have generally seen the greatest reduction in residents’ average daily travel. – Max Rust, Patience Haggin and Yan Wu
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/where-america-is-staying-home/
— Companies Try to Preserve Jobs by Cutting Pay Amid Coronavirus Crisis Worker salaries, once untouchable, are being slashed across a range of industries rocked by pandemic – Rachel Feintzeig and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want Civil Service Retirement Systems (CSRS) pensions to be slashed and b) want federal subsidies for health, dental, and vision insurance for federal retirees to be slashed.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-try-to-preserve-jobs-by-cutting-pay-amid-coronavirus-crisis-11585906200

USA TODAY
— Trump calls some governors ‘complainers’ as he’s criticized over delivery of coronavirus supplies – David Jackson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the biggest complainers in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They complain about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/02/coronavirus-trump-hits-governors-says-andrew-cuomo-working-hard/5108421002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “TRUMP ADVISERS DOUBT WHITE HOUSE’S CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ESTIMATE, EXPERT SAYS IT APPEARED RUSHED.”
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-advisers-doubt-white-houses-coronavirus-deaths-estimate-expert-says-it-appeared-rushed-1495908
— FAUCI SAYS ALL STATES SHOULD ENFORCE CORONAVIRUS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS AS TRUMP RESISTS ISSUING NATIONWIDE MANDATE – DANIEL VILLARREAL
https://www.newsweek.com/fauci-says-all-states-should-enforce-coronavirus-stay-home-orders-trump-resists-issuing-1495906
— CHINA CLAIMS U.S. IS ‘SLANDERING’ BEIJING WITH REPORT ON CORONAVIRUS COVER-UP, CALLS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ‘INHUMANE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Communist China.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/china-claims-us-slandering-beijing-report-coronavirus-cover-donald-trump-administration-inhumane-1495934

PEOPLE
— President Donald Trump Takes Coronavirus Test Again Out of ‘Curiosity’ and Tests Negative “The second one is much more pleasant,” Donald Trump said during Thursday’s press conference at the White House – Robyn Merrett 
https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-takes-coronavirus-test-again-tests-negative/

UNION JOURNAL
— Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, Viktor Orban, Uses Coronavirus To Gain ‘Unlimited Power’ – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/hungarys-far-right-leader-viktor-orban-uses-coronavirus-to-gain-unlimited-power/

TRIBUNE
— Social stigma associated with Covid-19 needs campaign
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/social-stigma-associated-with-covid-19-needs-campaign-64683

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump Organization Is Looking for a Coronavirus Bailout.” 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/the-trump-organization-wants-a-coronavirus-bailout-report.html

NEW YORKER
— Digital Door Knocking: Voter Outreach in a Pandemic – Eric Lach
https://www.newyorker.com/news/campaign-chronicles/digital-door-knocking-voter-outreach-in-a-pandemic

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The False Promise of Paywalls for Local News – Michael Shapiro
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-the-false-promise-of-paywalls-for-local-news/

April 2 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POLITICO
— White House Correspondents’ Association boots OAN from briefing rotation The rare step, against the Trump-friendly outlet, followed a reporter’s defiance of social-distancing restrictions. – CAITLIN OPRYSKO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/oan-white-house-correspondents-coronavirus-160598
— Navy fires aircraft carrier captain who raised alarm about virus outbreak Capt. Brett Crozier wrote a letter Navy leaders Monday pleading for additional help to combat the outbreak. – LARA SELIGMAN (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, what if I had relayed my concerns about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination directly to the Democrats who headed those agencies?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/navy-fires-aircraft-carrier-captain-who-raised-alarm-about-virus-outbreak-162225
(FROMM THE ARTICLE: Modly stopped short of accusing Crozier of leaking the letter, but faulted the captain for sending it over “non-secure, unclassified email” and copying “a broad array of people,” instead of relaying his concerns directly to Modly. The letter contained no classified information.)

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

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

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

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

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

April 2 Morning Edition

NBC5
— 167 Cook County Jail Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19, Officials Say 34 staff members have also tested positive at the facility
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/167-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19-officials-say/2248892/

CBS2
— Some Of Latest Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Involved People In 20s And 30s; Expert Weighs In – Tara Molina
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/some-of-latest-illinois-coronavirus-deaths-involved-people-in-20s-and-30s-expert-weighs-in/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Durbin on Illinois’ fight against COVID-19: ‘Profits be damned!’ – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/durbin-on-illinois-fight-against-covid-19-profits-be-damned

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 23 more COVID-19 deaths, raising toll to 94 The adults ages ranged from 27 to 90, and are among the 141 who have died in the state so far.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203898/cook-county-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-raising-toll-94
— 62 cases of coronavirus found in 11 Lake County nursing homes Four of those 62 people have died, health officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203899/coronavirus-covid-19-lake-county-nursing-homes
— Aurora extends emergency declaration to May 15 The emergency declaration includes closures of City Hall and all other city properties, including parks, playgrounds, museums, the golf course and the zoo, Aurora officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21204014/aurora-coronavirus-extends-emergency-declaration-may-15-covid-19
— 12th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office – Jermaine Nolen
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21203980/12th-employee-contracts-covid-19-at-cook-county-clerk-of-the-circuit-courts-office
— CPS to receive $205M in federal coronavirus relief funding, state estimates The total is 40 percent of the more than half-billion dollars expected to come to Illinois schools. – Nader Issa 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203218/cps-federal-coronavirus-relief-illinois-public-schools
— We can’t allow fear to go viral and erode our civil liberties An ill-advised, and now rescinded, policing tactic on the West Side illustrates the kind of threat to our civil liberties that crops up in a crisis. We saw it after 9-11, and now again. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread false information about coronavirus, and therefore, I should be stopped from sending the emails out. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/1/21203078/coronavirus-civil-rights-covid-19-chicago-police-illinois-suntimes-editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame coronavirus on Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/1/21203435/pandemic-unprepared-disaster-plan-covid-19-coronavirus-s-e-cup
— Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC, Joe Biden said it’s “hard to envision” a normal convention on that schedule. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/2/21204361/joe-biden-predicts-democratic-convention-delay-until-august-2020-election-politics

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago needs a wartime financial plan, now – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-fianances-paul-vallas-20200401-6cxpmax6qjgwljnxtsvvgupxem-story.html
— The muddled messages on face masks – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-masks-confusion-20200402-23vkp7vdxzflnitbhfmhjaepym-story.html
— When will the coronavirus outbreak peak in Illinois? Here are some projections. – JOE MAHR, JONATHON BERLIN and LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cb-coronavirus-when-will-illinois-peak-20200401-3c56ftr64ngqridwnuervngrma-story.html
— Chicago gets 500 complaints about nonessential businesses — hair salons, yoga studios — staying open amid coronavirus – Abdel Jimenez (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they and what they do are essential, but me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not essential. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nonessential-businesses-500-complaints-coronavirus-20200401-kqokrgpwqbakpoiox7axyly3bm-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200402-2ywu5ui4ffb7xkvsj7nkm6aidy-story.html


DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Demand for grocery delivery service creates long waitlists — how stores are trying to fix that – Russell Lissau and Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/demand-for-grocery-delivery-service-creates-long-waitlists—-how-stores-are-trying-to-fix-that
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who want to end gerrymandering so that more political clout can be given to voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-some-lawmakers-willing-to-stand-up-for-democracy-in-illinois

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jobless claims double, set new record The number of Americans applying for benefits more than doubled to 6.65 million, a second straight record, as the coronavirus widened its reach and closed more businesses.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/jobless-claims-double-set-new-record
— Ken Griffin’s virus plan now includes an emergency trading bunker in Florida Citadel Securities’ site—with capacity for 50—is part of a hotel that’s closed to the public, and the staff, who have been dispatched from Chicago and New York, will work and sleep there.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/ken-griffins-virus-plan-now-includes-emergency-trading-bunker-florida

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Everyone’s equal, just some more than others – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-everyone-s-equal-just-some-more-than-others/article_f36d373a-1229-56f2-be11-50a4b0edbd2f.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Coalition pushes aid for Bloomington-Normal’s marginalized people amid COVID-19 crisis – SIERRA HENRY
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/coalition-pushes-aid-for-bloomington-normals-marginalized-people-amid-covid-19-crisis/article_dd1c0e47-9914-5ccf-9127-90f635de8598.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— State budget to be cut by up to $8 billion due to COVID-19 outbreak – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/state-budget-to-be-cut-by-up-to-8-billion-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/#new_tab

WGEM
— Local lawmaker Jil Tracy pushes to open Illinois state parks amid stay-at-home order – Kara Biernat
https://wgem.com/2020/04/01/local-lawmakers-push-to-open-illinois-state-parks-amid-stay-at-home-order/

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update: 393 Cases, 13 Deaths Confirmed Officials say the number of positive cases is “likely much higher” due to cases that are “unreported or untested.” – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-393-cases-13-deaths-confirmed

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Latest Glen Ellyn Coronavirus Update: 10 Cases Confirmed Here are the latest updates on coronavirus cases in Glen Ellyn. – Lisa Marie Farver,
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/latest-glen-ellyn-coronavirus-update-10-cases-confirmed

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Coronavirus Forces Closure Of 22nd Century Media (founded by millionaire investment banker Jack Ryan) 22nd Century Media, which publishes 14 Chicago-area weekly newspapers, closed its doors permanently Tuesday. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/coronavirus-forces-closure-22nd-century-media

CHALKBEAT
— How much is your Illinois school district slated to get from the federal stimulus bill? Find out here. – Cassie Walker Burke, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee 
https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2020/04/01/coping-with-coronavirus-illinois-schools-to-get-a-half-billion-dollars-in-federal-stimulus-funds/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRITZKER FOR PRESIDENT? Gov. J.B. Pritzker has dismissed the suggestion in the past, saying he’s focused only on Illinois, but his recent jousts with President Donald Trump about handling the coronavirus have him in a new category: potential 2024 presidential candidate. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/04/02/pritzker-for-president-getting-in-budget-binds-mission-ppe-488784

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— He Was Ordered to Self-Isolate. He Didn’t. Now He’s Facing Criminal Charges. A man with coronavirus symptoms walked into a busy gas station store in southeastern Illinois. Prosecutors there charged him with reckless conduct, saying the man “showed a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.” – Jodi S. Cohen
https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-self-isolation-illinois-jasper-county-arrest

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ unemployment fund will need another bailout – Brett Rowland 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-illinois-unemployment-fund-will-need-another-bailout/article_1be8d16c-744e-11ea-ba41-635ece88532d.html

WIREPOINTS
— April Fools’? Mayor Lightfoot’s Astonishing Denial of Chicago’s Fiscal Crisis – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/april-fools-mayor-lightfoots-astonishing-denial-of-chicagos-fiscal-crisis-wirepoints/
— Ten lessons from an old friend that just survived an ugly bout with Covid-19
https://wirepoints.org/ten-cautionary-and-inspirational-lessons-from-an-old-friend-that-just-survived-an-ugly-bout-with-covid-19-wirepoints/
— Why is Mayor Lightfoot talking about 40,000 Chicago hospitalizations when projections for all Illinois show just 9,300 at the peak? – Quicktake
https://wirepoints.org/why-is-mayor-lightfoot-talking-about-40000-chicago-hospitalizations-when-projections-for-all-illinois-show-just-9300-at-the-peak-quicktake/

CAPITOL FAX
— 6.6 million new unemployment claims filed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/66-million-new-unemployment-claims-filed/

GOPUSA
— Los Angeles Mayor Tells 4 Million To Wear Masks – AP
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86987
— Coronavirus Strains Nation’s Largest Police Force; 1,000-Plus NYPD Cops Test Positive
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86958
— When To End The Coronavirus Lockdown? Soon It Will Be Time For A New Strategy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86919

AMERICAN THINKER
— Even as Democrats blame Trump, their own words come back to haunt them – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How strongly will Illinois Democrats blame the following for coronavirus: a) the Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots, b) Republican elected officials and appointees, c) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward parties, and e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/04/even_as_democrats_blame_trump_their_own_words_come_back_to_haunt_them.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Everyone Does What They’re Told, But No One Knows Why We’re reliant on experts to tell us truths too complex to work out. When did we stop living on a human scale? – GRAYSON QUAY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are furious because a) they cannot stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) they cannot tell which articles I can and I cannot include links to in those emails.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/everyone-does-what-theyre-told-but-no-one-knows-why/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE CORONAVIRUS: WHAT WOULD JOE BIDEN DO? – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If Biden was President now, what would he do? ANSWER: He would blame coronavirus on individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-coronavirus-what-would-joe-biden-do/

TOWNHALL
— FLASHBACK: Remember When the Mainstream Media Compared the Wuhan Coronavirus to the Flu? – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/01/flashback-remember-when-the-mainstream-media-compared-the-wuhan-coronavirus-to-t-n2566180

NEWS BUSTERS
— NY Times: Sexist Trump Attacks Women for ‘Challenging Him’ During Coronavirus Crisis – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/04/01/ny-times-sexist-trump-attacks-women-challenging-him-during
— CNN, USA Today, WashPost Boost Obama’s Veiled Anti-Trump Pandemic Response and ‘Climate Denial’ Tweet – Joseph Vazquez
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2020/04/02/cnn-usa-today-washpost-boost-obamas-veiled-anti-trump

LIFE SITE NEWS
— LifeSite live-streaming Trump coronavirus briefings as liberal media calls for censorship
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/lifesite-live-streaming-trump-coronavirus-briefings-as-liberal-media-calls-for-censorship

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Ominous Indicators – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/ominous-indicators/

THE HILL
— U.S. coronavirus deaths top 5,000, with 1,000 in one day – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490749-us-coronavirus-deaths-top-5000-with-1000-in-one-day
— Dire projections put new focus on Trump coronavirus response – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490710-dire-projections-put-new-focus-on-coronavirus-response

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/citizenship-is-a-tough-mountain-to-climb-especially-under-trump/
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/naturalized-citizens-could-be-critical-in-this-falls-election/

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the coronavirus is shaping the 2024 presidential race The crisis is stocking the Democratic Party’s pipeline of prospective candidates for years to come.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/coronavirus-governors-2024-election-160125
— D.C. leaders fear an outbreak that cripples the country The nation’s capital — with its hundreds of thousands of workers responsible for running the nation’s coronavirus response — is about to get socked. – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/dc-leaders-fear-outbreak-cripples-country-159477

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pence blames CDC and China for delay in U.S. coronavirus response
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/mike-pence-coronavirus/index.html

CNBC
— Durbin denies Congress is rescuing airline shareholders with $50 billion bailout – Jacob Pramuk and Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-update-dick-durbin-says-airline-bailout-not-for-shareholders.html
— With today’s market volatility, the ‘4% rule’ creates risk for America’s retirees – Colin Devine
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/op-ed-with-market-volatility-4-percent-rule-creates-risk-for-retirees.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 4% rule was hatched in an era in which interest rates were higher, markets less volatile and Americans had shorter lifespans. Given today’s market volatility and changed retirement landscape, it’s safe to assume the 4% rule may be obsolete. Target date funds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds are often used to generate retirement income, yet annuities are the only financial product that was designed for and specifically provide protected lifetime income.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why the Global Recession Could Last a Long Time – Peter Goodman
Fears are growing that the worldwide economic downturn could be especially deep and lengthy, with recovery limited by continued anxiety.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/coronavirus-recession.html
— Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse The pandemic has handed the funds big losses after they ramped up their appetite for risk over the past decade. – Mary Williams Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/business/dealbook/coronavirus-public-pension.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators turned a pandemic into a battle of us vs. them — the kind of battle President Trump has waged for much of his life.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/hannity-limbaugh-trump-coronavirus.html
— Auto Sales Plummet in First Quarter as Coronavirus Keeps Buyers Away After a strong first two months of the year, sales tumbled in March as Americans stayed home. – Neal E. Boudette
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/auto-sales-coronavirus.html

NEW YORK POST
— Impeachment was a dire distraction from coronavirus for Trump administration – Miranda Devine (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: 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.)
https://nypost.com/2020/04/01/impeachment-a-dire-distraction-from-coronavirus-for-trump-devine/

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus cases edge toward a million worldwide as death toll soars in U.S., Italy, Spain and France
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/
— As U.S. death toll surpasses 4,600, Fauci says the real turning point in coronavirus mitigation won’t happen until there’s a vaccine
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/01/coronavirus-latest-news/

USA TODAY
— Which states will be hit hardest by coronavirus-related job losses? See the list. – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-states-sharpest-projected-covid-19-job-declines/5109364002/
— Unemployment claims for last week could shatter record amid millions of new layoffs – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-several-million-more-jobless-claims-likely-layoffs-mount/5105339002/
— How quickly can the economy bounce back from the coronavirus? – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-how-quickly-can-economy-bounce-back-crisis/5090355002/
— Another US-Mexico border tunnel has been discovered – with nearly $30 million worth of drugs, officials say – N’dea Yancey-Bragg
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/01/us-mexico-border-smuggling-tunnel-drugs/5102052002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Another 3.1 Million Americans Likely Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week Coronavirus-related layoffs trigger record-setting surge in jobless-insurance claims – Sarah Chaney and Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/another-3-1-million-americans-likely-sought-unemployment-benefits-last-week-11585819800
— Americans Favor Aggressive Coronavirus Measures, Poll Finds Majorities back cellphone tracking, mandatory screenings and patient registries to curb virus spread – Byron Tau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-favor-aggressive-coronavirus-measures-poll-finds-11585687911
— Why the Richest Country on Earth Can’t Get You a Face Mask The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation, but missteps and vulnerable global supply chains have left it without the equipment necessary to protect its citizens from the coronavirus – Nathaniel Taplin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-richest-country-on-earth-cant-get-you-a-face-mask-11585741254
— One-Year M.B.A.s Gain Ground as Applications Drop Young professionals balk at pausing their careers for a two-year degree, so more schools are offering a faster, cheaper option – Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: When I started taking graduate business evening courses at Loyola in 1972, Loyola required taking 16 courses to get an MBA. Immediately after I completed my 16th course in 1976, Loyola reduced its course requirement to 12 if you had a bachelor’s degree in business like I had.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-year-m-b-a-s-gain-ground-as-applications-drop-11585742401
— The High Cost of Low Interest Rates Irresponsible policy from the Federal Reserve made the coronavirus crisis worse than it had to be. – James Grant (DIERSEN: Low interest rates harm savers and help borrowers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-cost-of-low-interest-rates-11585780683
— Biden’s Weak Election Strategy Instead of leading, he panders to Bernie Sanders and criticizes President Trump. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-weak-election-strategy-11585780418
— Factories Cut Output, Jobs as Coronavirus Lockdown Bites A series of business surveys paint an almost uniform picture of sharply declining production, falling new orders and contracting payrolls – Paul Hannon and Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/factories-cut-output-jobs-as-coronavirus-lockdown-bites-11585736047

BANKRATE
— Experts see solid rebound in rattled markets following ‘two-quarter’ coronavirus contraction – Sarah Foster (DIERSEN: Do you agree?)
https://www.bankrate.com/investing/market-mavens-survey-april-2020/

TELEGRAM
— Retirees seeking safe investments are paying the price – Michelle Singletary
https://www.telegram.com/news/20200329/michelle-singletary-retirees-seeking-safe-investments-are-paying-price
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The go-to strategy when a financial crisis hits is for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The theory is that, by making borrowing cheaper, consumers will help rev up the economy by buying stuff on credit. But this quick fix has seriously hurt savers, especially those retirees who have sheltered their hard-earned savings away from the stock market. And as the Dow Industrial average continues its hair-raising volatility, more retirees will likely flee to bank-deposit accounts. However, with interest rates now at rock bottom, these savers will be exposed to another major risk — inflation. The government’s fiscal policies punish savers, asserts Sharon Kimball, who retired from the federal government in 2018 after almost 30 years. Kimball, 66, is a regular reader who has long stayed away from investing in equities. For her retirement account under the federal Thrift Savings Plan, she put all her contributions in the G fund, which is invested in short-term U.S. Treasury securities. Kimball’s other retirement savings have all been placed in certificates of deposit (CDs). The Virginia resident said she just couldn’t stomach the roller-coaster ride of investing in stocks or mutual funds. Her hope was for the CDs to produce just enough interest to offset any impact of inflation. Rates on CDs and money market deposit accounts, which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), were pretty puny before the spread of COVID-19. But things are about to get even worse for savers who have sought refuge in these federally backed accounts.)

NPR
— With Rallies Off The Table, Trump’s Reelection Moves To Virtual Campaigning – Tamara Keith
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825467802/with-rallies-off-the-table-trumps-reelection-moves-to-virtual-campaigning
— Doctors Say Hospitals Are Stopping Them From Wearing Masks – Leila Fadel
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825200206/doctors-say-hospitals-are-stopping-them-from-wearing-masks

NEWSWEEK
— OVER 1,000 PEOPLE IN U.S. DIE FROM CORONAVIRUS IN 24 HOUR SPAN – EDDY RODRIGUEZ
https://www.newsweek.com/over-1000-people-us-die-coronavirus-24-hour-span-1495777

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Residents Snitch on Businesses, Neighbors Amid Shutdowns Residents are snitching on businesses and neighbors as authorities worldwide work to enforce business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders meant to limit person-to-person contact amid the coronavirus pandemic. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-04-02/residents-snitch-on-businesses-neighbors-amid-shutdowns

THE NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote class warfare.
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/covid-19-wealth-divide-tests/

FINANCIAL TIMES
— White House offers few specifics in US virus death forecast Experts struggle to weigh up Trump administration’s projection of 100,000-240,000 deaths – Kiran Stacey 
https://www.ft.com/content/b0ed47e2-80e1-4a71-87fa-4cd80f202e79

ECONOMIC TIMES
— Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures “How do we know” if they are accurate, Trump asked at a press conference. “Their numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side.” – AFP
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-casts-doubt-on-chinese-coronavirus-figures/articleshow/74946595.cms

April 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus in the US: Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-resists-national-shutdown-leaving-it-up-to-states/6068384/
— Coronavirus Illinois: 42 new COVID-19 deaths raise toll to more than 140 in Illinois, cases near 7K, officials say – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-death-toll-rises-to-more-than-140-in-illinois/6067701/
— Federal strategic stockpile of personal protective equipment nearly depleted, Trump says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-federal-ppe-stockpile-nearly-depleted/6069551/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 in Illinois as Total Cases Rise to Nearly 7K The total number of 6,980 cases marks a spike of 986 confirmed results and 42 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-deaths-top-100-in-illinois-as-total-cases-rise-to-nearly-7k/2248636/
— What Will a Peak Look Like in Illinois? It Might Not Be What You Think Some residents hope it could happen soon, assuming a peak would be followed by a sharp decline in cases and an indication that the state is finally on the road to recovery. But that might not be how it unfolds
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-will-a-peak-look-like-in-illinois-it-might-not-be-what-you-think/2248528/

CBS2
— 42 New COVID-19 Deaths, Most Reported In One Day In Illinois; ‘Don’t Be Terrified, Don’t Be Discouraged’ “I’m not urging people to despair. Let’s be strong and courageous,” Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/illinois-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-wednesday-april-1-most-one-day/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois COVID-19 cases climb to 6,980; total number of deaths now 141
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-covid-19-cases-climb-to-6980-total-number-of-deaths-now-141

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasts Trump for ‘wildly wrong’ statements, says Chicago faces a coronavirus peak but ‘starting to trend in the right direction’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-today-show-20200401-56x4cfgy6vagngoz7hwk6k2e3u-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: In some Illinois towns, internet shortfalls and lack of computers putting students at a disadvantage during an extended period away from the classroom. ‘A poverty issue, pure and simple.’ – JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS, JODI S. COHEN and HARU CORYNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-student-digital-divide-illinois-20200327-ezxulbtxw5bcxpesfrw7nooqhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-teacher-feature-st-0320-20200320-tturyfh7fjgdrhtzmw75i77cnu-story.html
— DuPage reports 3 new deaths of people with coronavirus — 2 from nursing homes. Countywide total is at 13. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-13-deaths-20200402-4etr3og7v5cnzoym5s6fnx7doy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin: Pritzker aiming to organize an airlift of COVID-19 supplies from China to Illinois The governor also has found an Illinois company with supplies to sell – but was seeking a better price from another state, Durbin said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202775/dick-durbin-jb-pritzker-airlift-covid-19-supplies-china-to-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/1/21203256/less-than-half-back-trumps-pandemic-response-november-election-2020-covid-19-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— A 20-year-old college student from Glen Ellyn will be the Democratic nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board after edging out her nearest competitor in a crowded primary field by a mere 48 votes. – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/afzal-narrowly-beats-laplante-to-become-democratic-nominee-for-dupage-district-4
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use gerrymandering to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-fair-maps-amendment-a-good-move-for-minority-communities
— Morton Arboretum closing after visitors flout social distancing warnings – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/morton-arboretum-closing-after-visitors-flout-social-distancing-warnings
— With pandemic causing economic hardship, Lake County Board may freeze members’ pay – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/with-pandemic-causing-economic-hardship-lake-county-board-may-freeze-members-pay
— Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/trump-says-life-and-death-at-stake-in-following-guidelines

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Path of U.S. virus cases suggests peak growth could come next week A Schaumburg consultancy that’s been tracking the daily trajectory of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. says we might soon see daily new cases decrease instead of increase. – JON ASPLUND
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/path-us-virus-cases-suggests-peak-growth-could-come-next-week
— Springfield split along partisan lines over expanded mail balloting Pritzker’s call to allow “all or substantially all” November voting via mail in light of COVID fears draws sharply differing reactions from Democrats and Republicans. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/springfield-split-along-partisan-lines-over-expanded-mail-balloting
— Will DNC convention happen in Milwaukee? Biden doubts it. And if it the big gathering is canceled, Chicago stands to lose.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/will-dnc-convention-happen-milwaukee-biden-doubts-it

WBBM RADIO
— Pritzker: White House Guilty Of ‘Leadership Malpractice’ Over Healthcare Access
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/pritzker-white-house-guilty-of-leadership-malpractice

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/despite-grim-projections-trump-resists-national-quarantine

LEW ROCKWELL
— Northwestern Hospital Asks Seedy Illinois Politician For Permission To Ignore Dying Corona Patients – Allan Stevo
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/allan-stevo/northwestern-hospital-asks-seedy-illinois-politician-for-permission-to-ignore-dying-corona-patients/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois COVID-19 reporting terribly flawed and irresponsible – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-covid-19-reporting-terribly-flawed-and-irresponsible/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 986 NEW COVID CASES IN ILLINOIS; 42 ADDITIONAL DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/986-new-covid-cases-in-illinois-42-additional-deaths.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says state received over 1,100 applications to rejoin healthcare service here – Ezike: “As we develop more cases, we are going to have more deaths” – Should people wear masks? – 45 percent positive rate for Stateville tests – Addresses concerns at Shapiro – ICU shortage in Taylorville – Talks about possible session – Easter service should be online – Unable to project budget changes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/pritzker-says-state-received-over-1100-applications-to-rejoin-healthcare-service-here/
— 986 new cases, 42 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/986-new-cases-42-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/covid-19-roundup-8/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gun sales up 85% in March amid coronavirus fears FBI sets new record for background checks – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/1/gun-sales-85-march-amid-coronavirus-fears/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Seattle police chief tells residents to dial 911 if they experience ‘racist name calling’ – Andrew Mark Miller 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/seattle-police-chief-tells-residents-to-dial-911-if-they-experience-racist-name-calling

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NBC News blasts Christian group behind Central Park field hospital over religious beliefs – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/nbc-news-blasts-christian-group-behind-central-park-field-hospital-over-religious-beliefs/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Caucus: ‘ICE Must Release All’ Illegal Aliens Amid Coronavirus Crisis – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/hispanic-caucus-ice-must-release-all-illegal-aliens-amid-coronavirus-crisis/
— CNN Blacklisted Trump’s Most Important Coronavirus Briefing to Date – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organization, companies, and governments that blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those that falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/04/01/nolte-cnn-blacklisted-trumps-most-important-coronavirus-briefing-to-date/
— Donald Trump Responds to Illegals Not Getting Stimulus Checks: ‘They Came in Illegally’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/donald-trump-responds-to-illegals-not-getting-stimulus-checks-they-came-in-illegally/

CNS NEWS
— PBS and NPR Offer Journalism by Liberals for Liberals – Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tim-graham/pbs-and-npr-offer-journalism-liberals-liberals
— Biden Says He Will Provide ‘a Roadmap to Citizenship for Nearly 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants’ (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at illegals, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Democrats want to use illegals to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/cnsnewscom-staff/biden-says-he-will-provide-roadmap-citizenship-nearly-11-million

NEWS BUSTERS
— Latino Networks Bemoan Exclusion of Illegals In Economic Aid Package – Kathleen Krumhansl
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/04/01/latino-nets-bemoan-exclusion-illegals-economic-aid
— Franklin Graham’s Charity Treats Virus Patients, Lefties Mock His Faith – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/04/01/franklin-grahams-charity-treats-virus-patients-lefties-mock

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats and U.S. Media Star in New Chinese Propaganda Video – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrats-and-u-s-media-star-in-new-chinese-propaganda-video/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jonah Goldberg blasts Trump.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-trump-daily-briefings-shine-light-on-his-inadequacy/158615/

THE HILL
— Fauci given security detail after receiving threats – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490725-fauci-given-security-detail-after-receiving-threats
— Several states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490695-several-states-have-yet-to-issue-stay-at-home-orders

HUFFINGTON POST
— Gov. Says Illinois Has Received About 10% Of Requested Medical Supplies From White House “We’re going to run out of ventilators,” J.B. Pritzker said, “and the federal government really isn’t helping at all.” – Nick Visser
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-white-house_n_5e842a35c5b6a1bb764fe23d

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘Never Thought I Would Need It’: Americans Put Pride Aside to Seek Aid With coronavirus-related job losses, many workers are reluctantly seeking charity and unemployment benefits for the first time in their lives. – Cara Buckley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/virus-food-banks-unemployment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. stocks tank as bleak news mounts on health, economic fronts The Dow slides nearly 1,000 points coming off its worst first quarter ever – Jacob Bogage and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/stocks-markets-today-economy-coronavirus/
— Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say – Nick Miroff 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-protective-gear-stockpile-depleted/2020/04/01/44d6592a-741f-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— The list of those who won’t get a $1,200 stimulus check is growing — and includes some surprising groups Americans on Social Security now have to file a tax return to receive a stimulus check. Most high school seniors and college students won’t get any money at all. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/bailout-checks-social-security/

USA TODAY
— Republican chairwoman: Donald Trump is working around the clock to keep Americans safe The commander in chief has engaged every sector of society in the fight against our shared enemy – Ronna McDaniel
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/03/31/coronavirus-president-donald-trump-working-keep-americans-safe-editorials-debates/5100208002/
— Health issues for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans may cause coronavirus to ravage communities – Deborah Barfield Berry
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-cases-could-soar-blacks-latinos-and-native-americans/2917493001/
— J.C. Penney to furlough most of 95,000 employees, extend store closures – Brett Molina
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-j-c-penney-co-furlough-most-95-000-employees/5095990002/
— Work strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods show essential workers’ safety concerns – Mike Snider
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/03/30/coronavirus-safety-drives-strikes-amazon-instacart-and-whole-foods/5086135002/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Fear Indefinite Shutdown, Worry Government May Make Things Worse
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_fear_indefinite_shutdown_worry_government_may_make_things_worse

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater wants Biden to “Go for the Jugular.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157104/go-jugular-joe-biden

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/04/01/splc-report-wake-call-lgbtq-people

April 1 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Sends Out Emergency Alert Seeking Healthcare Professionals to Help in COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-sends-out-emergency-alert-seeking-healthcare-professionals-to-help-in-covid-19-pandemic/2248222/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois politicians call on Trump to provide state with more medical supplies Rep. Lauren Underwood joins our show to talk about the urgent need for medical supplies from those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/669425

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S. from coronavirus pandemic if social distancing is maintained – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200331-giadunfcdbb33dqpidafentkp4-story.html
— The voters behind Trump’s higher approval ratings – TRIP GABRIEL AND LISA LERER (DIERSEN: What drives your approval rating up or down where you live? From what I see, the biggest single factor is how those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout where you live treat you and treat those who share your demographics. Everyone sees how those who lead your municipal district, municipality, township, county, and Illinois treat you and those who share your demographics. I should write a book about how the following have treated me and those who share my demographics: past and present leaders of Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-approval-ratings-20200331-urc3xvpmnrcgjpns42gtnvltpe-story.html
— FRONT PAGE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Mail delivery suspended at Naperville condominium complexes with no explanation – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-mail-delivery-stops-mill-seniors-st-0401-20200330-7no6mzmcn5bhng5iojz7fdoiti-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago police officers ordered to restrict access to several West Side blocks known for drug sales Police were instructed to check the ID of anyone who tried to enter four blocks, but several officers said they were hesitant to follow those orders out of concern they were not constitutional. – Sam Charles and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21202132/chicago-police-officers-ordered-restrict-access-west-side-blocks-drug-sales-gangs
— Democrats put corruption reform on ice: ‘More time will be necessary to complete our work’ The commission was required to release a report by Tuesday with recommendations on how to end entrenched corruption in Illinois, but as the COVID-19 crisis has temporarily shut down sessions of the General Assembly, it has also stymied the work of the commission. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21202193/democrats-corruption-reform-deadline-ethics-reform-lobbying-coronavirus
— A crying doctor, patients gasping for air and limited coronavirus tests: A look inside a triage tent in Chicago Michael Dolan describes his experience at Northwestern as “an entirely preventable human disaster” — but he doesn’t blame the hospital or its medical staff. – Nader Issa and Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202205/northwestern-hospital-coronavirus-triage-tent-michael-dolan
— Virus deaths in NYC top 1,000 as city prepares for worse More than 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded across New York state. – Francesca Gattuso 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202805/virus-deaths-in-nyc-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-the-coronavirus-covid-19
— Florida in cruise-ship standoff, New York collects its dead Across the country, Americans braced for what President Donald Trump warned could be a “hell of a bad two weeks,” with the White House projecting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. before the outbreak is over. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202798/florida-cruise-ship-new-york-death-toll-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-outbreak-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Oberweis vs. Underwood: Ideology, health care, immigration to lead in nationally watched congressional race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/oberweis-vs-underwood-ideology-health-care-immigration-to-lead-in-nationally-watched-congressional-race
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County planning to close field court in Downers Grove – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/dupage-county-planning-to-close-field-court-in-downers-grove

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Media members skip Trump briefings because of little news, much risk their health – Paul Farhi 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Media-members-skip-Trump-briefings-because-of-15170156.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Essential workers – Sandy Bressner
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/29/essential-workers/a63geeq/?utm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I went out in search of essential workers in DuPage and Cook counties. I found Dan Ruiz, manager of the Egg Harbor in Wheaton. Here’s what he had to say: “We’re just trying to adjust on the fly and figure out what we’re doing. Business is probably 10% of what it was before. We had to lay off about 40 people. We’re getting a lot of people [ordering curbside] and people have been very supportive. They support small business in this community very well I think.”)

WREX
— Stocks fall more than 3% at open on Wall Street, following declines in Asia, Europe, as Trump warns of ‘dark days’ ahead – AP
https://wrex.com/2020/04/01/stocks-fall-more-than-3-at-open-on-wall-street-following-declines-in-asia-europe-as-trump-warns-of-dark-days-ahead/

WGLT
— 8 Ways The $2 Trillion Relief Bill Will Impact Central Illinois – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/8-ways-2-trillion-relief-bill-will-impact-central-illinois#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— McConnell: Impeachment ‘diverted attention’ from coronavirus – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/mcconnell-impeachment-diverted-attention-from-coronavirus
— Facing skepticism, officials ‘reexamine’ guidance against wearing masks – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/amid-growing-criticism-officials-consider-revising-guidance-on-wearing-masks

CHICAGO BLOCK CLUB
— Coronavirus In Chicago: ‘A Race Against Time’ As Officials Prepare For Onslaught Of COVID-19 Cases “Right now in Chicago the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is doubling about every three to four days,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/31/coronavirus-in-chicago-its-a-race-against-time-as-officials-prepare-for-onslaught-of-covid-19-cases/

WIREPOINTS
— Coronavirus impact may push Illinois state pension debt to over $300 billion – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/coronavirus-impact-may-push-illinois-state-pension-debt-to-over-300-billion-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— What Are Gov. Pritzker’s Priorities? – David E. Smith (DIERSEN: What do your priorities include? My priorities continue to include putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 362,370 articles and information about many upcoming events.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/what-are-gov-pritzkers-priorities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the midst of the COVID-19 craziness, it is alarming to recognize there are many who are willing to use our current health crisis for their own gain and/or agenda. As these snollygosters and media types grandstand, I cannot help but think of Rahm Emanuel’s infamous quote, “never let a crisis go to waste.” Ironically, Emanuel first used that phrase in 2008 during the nation’s financial crash and then again last week in response to our nation’s coronavirus emergency. Is it a repackaging of one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, in which he writes “in the arena of action a threat or a crisis becomes almost a precondition to communication”? I’ll let you decide. The truth is, the board and staff here at IFI are deeply disturbed to hear the incessant petty partisan criticisms of the Trump Administration by political leaders and media pundits who only seem interested in stoking anxiety and exacerbating division among the American people. In that regard, Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker has made a name for himself as one of the nation’s chief nitpickers over the last several weeks. In his first fourteen months as CEO of the state of Illinois, Gov. Pritzker hasn’t pursued policy solutions that would have helped Illinois prepare for a pandemic. Gov. Pritzker hasn’t tried to bolster Illinois’ rainy-day fund, which is now vitally needed to purchase respirators and other medical equipment. In fact, Illinois remains disadvantaged because of the billions of dollars in unpaid bills dragging us down. Instead, like a petulant child, Pritzker awaits bailouts from the federal government. For the most part, Pritzker’s political priorities have concerned the “social issues.” Working with the “Progressive” Caucus in Springfield, he followed through on his pledge to “make Illinois the most progressive state in the nation” for killing babies through abortion. He helped pass the mandate to indoctrinate young children through teaching positively about “LGBT” history in government schools (K-12). He helped pass an expansion of gambling and increased both gasoline taxes and the cost of doing business with a hike in the minimum wage. Pritzker’s involvement in getting recreational marijuana passed in the state cannot be over-emphasized. This foolish policy will only exasperate our current national/international health predicament, as marijuana consumption has been proven to suppress the immune system, leaving users more vulnerable to sickness. He did a great disservice to Illinois’ families, the healthcare system and first responders. BTW, who do you suppose will be paying for these unintended consequences of legal pot? Regarding the “stay-at-home” order, which has now been extended through April 30th, why are abortuaries, liquor and pot stores considered “essential businesses”?)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHLAFLY & THORNER: LIBERALS IMPEDE COVID-19 TREATMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/schlafly-thorner-liberals-impede-covid-19-treatment.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ Urges Americans to stay home through April – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/donald-trump-stay-home-through-april-30/%2BWnS3AnW2fJLNiXdUcLAxPUTq378e2o%3D&bt_ts=1585733384317
— Coronavirus coverage: A media fright fest – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/inside-the-beltway-coronavirus-coverage-continues-/
— Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in history – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/virus-slump-expected-to-rival-big-recessions-in-hi/
— Henry Hyde would have been proud of pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski When politicians stand on principles – David Keene (DIERSEN: To win on November 3, 2020, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs will put ever-increasing pressure on Republican candidates a) to dump planks in the Republican Party platform including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving planks and b) to dump those like me who support the aforesaid planks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/henry-hyde-would-have-been-proud-of-pro-life-democ/
— U.S. military ‘readiness’ at risk as coronavirus rips through ranks – Ben Wolfgang and Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/us-military-readiness-risk-coronavirus-rips-throug/
— Democrats distracted as coronavirus crept into U.S., GOP says: ‘Every day was all about impeachment’ – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: 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.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/democrats-distracted-impeachment-coronavirus-crept/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois’ prison system reports first COVID-19 death with ‘clusters’ in other places – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-prison-system-reports-first-covid-19-death-with-clusters-in-other-places
— Coronavirus revisionism: When the media pretends their narrative is ‘reality’ – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/coronavirus-revisionism-when-the-media-pretends-their-narrative-is-reality
— Chinese propaganda is now citing US journalists’ and Democrats’ coronavirus rhetoric – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/chinese-propaganda-is-now-citing-us-journalists-democrats-coronavirus-rhetoric
— Majority of public favors temporary ban on immigration from Mexico during coronavirus pandemic: Poll – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/majority-of-public-favors-temporary-ban-on-immigration-from-mexico-during-coronavirus-pandemic-poll

FOX NEWS
— Trump seeks another $2 trillion – Chris Stirewalt
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-seeks-another-2-trillion
— Brit Hume slams ‘preposterous’ comparison of Trump coronavirus briefings to campaign rallies – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/brit-hume-trump-coronavirus-task-force-briefings
— Coronavirus’ frightening profile: Who is more likely to die from COVID-19? – Hollie McKay
https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavirus-who-is-more-likely-to-die
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “If you are immunocompromised, such as receiving cancer treatment or recently treated or even perhaps cancer survivor, you are at greater risk for catching the virus and doing poorly,” Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer, WebMD, told Fox News. “Patients with diabetes and heart disease do worse when they get infected. In addition, if you have lung problems such as severe asthma, you are also at greater risk.” “Too much alcohol can also contribute to difficulties in fighting infection,” Whyte said. “Diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver problems, respiratory diseases, and even severe obesity can make it much harder to recover if you contract the virus.”)
— What are the demographics of coronavirus deaths in America? Dr. Deborah Birx says the U.S.’s mortality demographics are identical to Italy’s with regard to older people with preexisting conditions contracting coronavirus.
https://news.yahoo.com/demographics-coronavirus-deaths-america-222844725.html

BREITBART
— Poll Shows Trump More Trusted than Joe Biden to Handle Economy, Coronavirus – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/31/nolte-poll-shows-trump-more-trusted-than-joe-biden-to-handle-economy-coronavirus/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump administration is ‘race-baiting’ by using ‘Wuhan Virus’ term.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/31/susan-rice-trump-admin-is-race-baiting-by-using-wuhan-virus-term/

DAILY SIGNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism.
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/31/how-crises-shine-a-light-on-the-forgotten-american/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Takes Charge on Coronavirus — Fends Off Congress, Media – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/maddow-msnbc-pelosi-birx/2020/03/31/id/960663/

FEDERALIST
— New York Times Ignores The Evidence To Slander Christians As Coronavirus Deniers Katherine Stewart couldn’t be bothered to find out, as a good journalist would, what the Cornwall Alliance or plenty of other conservative, evangelical Christians think about the coronavirus. Slander sufficed. – E. Calvin Beisner
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/01/new-york-times-ignores-the-evidence-to-slander-christians-as-coronavirus-deniers/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— No, Martial Law Is Not Coming to America – CRAIG BRUCE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-response-no-martial-law-america/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Be Realistic About Your Abilities – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: Of course, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress your weaknesses and downplay your strengths. I should write a book about those who stress my weaknesses. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
http://devotions1.lccharities.org/2020/04/01/be-realistic-about-your-abilities/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Should Trump Be Wary of the Advice He’s Getting? (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I was extremely reluctant to seek/take advice from my Democrat superiors because they were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who shared my demographics. None of my Democrat superiors ever advised me to earn job-related college degrees, job-related professional certifications, or job-related professional licenses.)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/31/should-trump-be-wary-of-the-advice-hes-getting/

THE HILL
— The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490501-the-memo-political-world-grapples-with-long-coronavirus-shutdown

POLITICO
— Biden: Difficult to imagine having Democratic convention as scheduled Democrats are supposed to meet in Milwaukee in mid-July. – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/biden-dnc-coronavirus-158731
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Breakdown Old traits — bluster, defiance, implacable self-promotion — that once worked well now threaten to sink a presidency.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/01/trump-breakdown-threaten-sink-presidency-158321


REUTERS
— With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Chris Kahn (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Trump-haters want the next Democrat U.S. President to do? ANSWER: Use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/with-2020-race-all-but-halted-over-coronavirus-biden-quietly-widens-lead-over-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN21I3K6

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats us coronavirus to defeat Trump and to defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-politics-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/politics/coronavirus-us-benefits.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Edmunds: Keep your car clean to reduce coronavirus risk – Ryan Zummallen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/edmunds-keep-your-car-clean-to-reduce-coronavirus-risk/2020/04/01/da173c04-73ff-11ea-ad9b-254ec99993bc_story.html

USA TODAY
— Trump says impeachment ‘probably’ distracted him from fighting coronavirus – David Jackson (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: 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.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/31/coronavirus-trump-says-impeachment-distracted-him-coronavirus/5100694002/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Warns of Pain Ahead While ‘Shocking’ Reality Sets In – Justin Sink and Mario Parker
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-a-painful-two-weeks
— Biden Doubts Convention Will Happen as Planned – Tyler Pager (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/biden-doubts-convention-will-happen-as-planned-campaign-update
— Stimulus May Come Too Late for U.S. Businesses Already Stretched – Mike Dorning and Anita Sharpe
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/stimulus-may-come-too-late-for-businesses-already-stretched
— Putin Sends Military Plane With Coronavirus Aid to Help U.S. – Jake Rudnitsky
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/putin-sends-military-plane-with-coronavirus-aid-to-help-u-s
— Deaths Increase in Spain; Italy to Extend Lockdown
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-sees-painful-two-weeks-n-y-tops-hubei-virus-update

NEWSWEEK
— CDC DIRECTOR SAYS THERE MAY BE ANOTHER CORONAVIRUS WAVE IN LATE FALL AND A ‘SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF AMERICANS’ WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE – KASHMIRA GANDER
https://www.newsweek.com/cdc-director-coronavirus-wave-late-fall-substantial-portion-americans-will-susceptible-1495401
— BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL BOARD SAYS DONALD TRUMP HAS ‘BLOOD ON HIS HANDS’ FOR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN THE U.S. – JASON LEMON (DIERSEN: This promotes hatred not only against Trump, but against all Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/boston-globe-editorial-board-says-donald-trump-has-blood-his-hands-coronavirus-pandemic-us-1495476

VINEYARD GAZETTE
— A Reliable Source of News Is Essential, Now More Than Ever – Nelson Sigelman (DIERSEN: You can count on me a) to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out and b) to post a copy of it at www.gopillinois.com each and every morning and each and every evening notwithstanding the tremendous efforts by my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) to stop me from sending the emails out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2020/03/30/reliable-source-news-essential-now-more-ever

FXXV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales surge as industry changes to keep workers, customers safe amid pandemic – Kai Beech
https://www.kxxv.com/news/national/coronavirus/marijuana-sales-surge-as-industry-changes-to-keep-workers-customers-safe-amid-pandemic

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
— Automakers poised to signal U.S. sales collapse ahead – KEITH NAUGHTON
https://www.autonews.com/sales/automakers-poised-signal-us-sales-collapse-ahead

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
— Can stress make you ill? (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus not only on increasing my stress, but on increasing stress of all those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/can-stress-make-you-sick

STAT
— The coronavirus is washing over the U.S. These factors will determine how bad it gets in each community – ANDREW JOSEPH
https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/01/coronavirus-how-bad-it-gets-different-communities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Experts told STAT that a host of factors are at play: demographics like the age and health of the population; proximity and connections to other regions; and how densely people live, whether in crowded apartment buildings or more secluded family homes. There are also factors that can be addressed through action, like local response efforts and physical distancing requirements.)

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Life (and your career) after coronavirus – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who talk and/or act like they would never stoop to become a federal employee. I would focus on those who a) lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, b) cannot pass an employment examination, c) cannot pass a background investigation, and/or d) cannot pass a physical examination.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2020/03/life-and-your-career-after-coronavirus/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The idea of an out-of-the-blue pandemic shutting down America and the rest of the world would be an April Fools Day prank of the worst kind. Unfortunately, this is not a drill. Unlike past major events, 9/11, the Great Recession, which hit all of us but in many different ways, we are all pretty much in the same boat here. It may be better to be young in Idaho than to be 75 in Brooklyn. But maybe not all that much better. Hopefully you’ve got food. Toilet paper. You are taking every precaution. Now you wait. We all do. Federal employees, unlike many other working Americans, will have an annuity, a pension, if they work long enough.)

MY FEDERAL RETIREMENT
— How Will the COVID-19 Virus Crisis Impact Federal Employees’ Retirement Plans? – Edward A. Zurndorfer
https://www.myfederalretirement.com/covid-19-federal-retirement/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Court Deals Major Blow to Trump’s Signature Civil Service Reform Law Ruling will put “structure” and “safeguards” in place for employee discipline law, attorney says. – ERIC KATZ (DIERSEN: What adverse actions have been taken against you? 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 not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/court-deals-major-blow-trumps-signature-civil-service-reform-law/164250/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The law requires MSPB “to review whether the secretary had substantial evidence for his decision that an employee’s actions warranted the adverse action,” the appeals court wrote. “The board cannot meaningfully review that decision if it blinds itself to the VA’s choice of action.” It went on to say reviewing the punishment ensures the department cannot issue “absurd, unconstitutional” penalties. The court said its interpretation of the law would avoid a situation in which “an employee with an otherwise sterling record could be removed over a trivial incident.”)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, more and more and more federal money is used to promote LGBTQ activity. 
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LGBTQ-Chicagoans-weigh-in-on-2020-Census/68272.html

March 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Pritzker extends IL stay-at-home-order to April 30 as COVID-19 cases spike to nearly 6K – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pritzker-extends-illinois-stay-at-home-order-to-april-30/6064963/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Downtown hotel rooms set aside for first responders, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/downtown-hotel-rooms-set-aside-for-first-responders-mayor-lightfoot-says/6065678/

NBC5
— Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order Extended Through April, Pritzker Announces The statewide stay-at-home order was initially issued from March 21 to April 7
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-stay-at-home-order-expected-to-be-extended-sources/2247274/
— Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension Pritzker also detailed what the extension means for Illinois schools and students.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/read-pritzkers-full-statement-announcing-illinois-stay-at-home-order-extension/2247976/
— Coronavirus Cases Spike to Nearly 6K, with 99 Deaths as Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extended Illinois stay-at-home order is now in effect until April 30
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-spike-to-nearly-6000-with-99-fatalities-as-stay-at-home-order-extended/2247921/

CBS2
— Gov. JB Pritzker Extends ‘Stay At Home’ Order And COVID-19 School Closings Through The End Of April – Dana Kozlov and Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/31/governor-jb-pritzker-to-extend-stay-at-home-order-coronavirus-covid-19/
— Coronavirus By The Numbers: Among The States With The Most COVID-19 cases, Illinois Trails Other States In Tests Per Capita – Christopher Hacker
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/coronavirus-by-the-numbers-among-the-states-with-the-most-covid-19-cases-illinois-trails-other-states-in-tests-per-capita/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 5,994 COVID-19 cases in Illinois as death toll reaches 99
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/5994-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-as-death-toll-reaches-99

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— County finances to suffer one-two punch as coronavirus patients ‘swamp the health care system’ “This is a two-fold impact on our health care system,” Preckwinkle said. “One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services.” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21201863/cook-county-finances-health-systems-preckwinkle-coronavirus-patients-covid-19
— Hotel Essex will offer free rooms, parking, meals to exhausted first-responders Jim Tracy, president of the firefighters union, called the rooms a “huge relief” to members caring for young children or elderly parents or grandparents. Police union president Kevin Graham, while grateful, said more rooms are needed. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/31/21201601/coronavirus-first-responders-hotel-essex-rooms
— White House looking into broader use of masks Dr. Anthony Fauci said the task force first wants to make sure that such a move wouldn’t take away from the supply of masks available to health care workers. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/31/21201670/white-house-broader-use-of-masks-medical-supplies-healthcare-workers-anthony-fauci
— Our children will need much more than remote learning to get back on track in school Summer school, longer school days and a longer year should all be on the table. We also need a plan to close the digital divide. – Robin Steans
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21201599/our-children-will-need-much-more-than-remote-learning-to-get-back-on-track-in-school
— I’m a parent and a teacher. Remote learning should worry us all Even with a masters’ degree in education and 16 years in the field, I know I am only half as adequate as my children’s actual teachers. – Gina Caneva 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21201888/im-a-parent-and-a-teacher-remote-learning-should-worry-us-all-gina-caneva-opinions
— Ignore the mixed messages and wear that mask We are learning that masks can provide a measure of protection from the coronavirus if used properly. And the CDC may soon reverse itself and encourage people to wear face coverings during the pandemic. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21200144/coronavirus-covid-19-masks-wear-cdc-pritzker-trump-public-health-virus-face-cough-sneeze

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Think the stay-home restrictions are tough now? They could get tougher – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-stay-home-chicago-germany-20200331-7yl3zembi5aqrbe7sht3llacka-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Would removing Trump’s live coronavirus briefings make him worse?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-coronavirus-briefings-alcindor-page-20200331-eyhmxvyhtne6xara44dypmeoha-story.html
— Suburban Chicago newspaper chain, 22nd Century Media, folds amid coronavirus ad drought – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-newspaper-publisher-folds-20200331-dofsnsua2bfb5cthcxpmfrucge-story.html
— Joe Biden faces a huge cash gap with Trump and must close it virtually – SHANE GOLDMACHER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-joe-biden-donald-trump-election-20200331-sokwpybprvddvjznufcbkluhta-story.html
— Another person stricken with coronavirus at Willowbrook nursing home has died. DuPage County death toll is at 10. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-death-willowbrook-nursing-home-20200331-bn4rz5aajndsxhdtk37yyagta4-story.html
— Northwestern, University of Illinois hospitals taking part in global trial of the drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-treatment-study-chicago-hospitals-20200331-hcwnipydhvhwfcp2sfzamcl5x4-story.html
— Delayed weed dispensary openings, curbside pot pickup: Coronavirus is forcing the state’s marijuana industry to adapt – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: Pot is a vice. Its use should not be promoted.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-marijuana-dispensaries-20200331-hfonjug44jawtjvgpzcoqk6ism-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora mayor fighting COVID-19: ‘I will beat this’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/aurora-mayor-fighting-covid-19-i-will-beat-this
— Where to find county-by-county and maybe even suburb-by-suburb COVID-19 data
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/where-to-find-county-by-county-and-maybe-even-suburb-by-suburb-covid-19-data
— Cook County court cases postponed, videoconferencing expanded – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/cook-county-court-cases-postponed-videoconferencing-expanded
— 937 new cases of COVID-19, 26 more deaths. Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April 30 – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200331/news/200339822

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April The governor takes another step to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-extends-stay-home-order-through-april

WGN RADIO
— Rubio specifies journalists for ‘glee’ in virus deaths – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/entertainment-news/rubio-specifies-journalists-for-glee-in-virus-deaths/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Hanley edges Gill in Winnebago County State’s Attorney GOP primary – Ken DeCoster
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200331/hanley-edges-gill-in-winnebago-county-states-attorney-gop-primary

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 10th COVID-19-related death; 27 new cases
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/31/dupage-county-reports-10th-covid-19-related-death-27-news-cases/aj6r9bq/

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Campaigning in the age of the coronavirus – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/campaigning-in-the-age-of-the-coronavirus

WILLIAM KELLY
— Il Gov’s Coronavirus Response Prompts Online Petition to “Quarantine Pritzker’
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/quarantine-pritzker

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— DuPage & Lake County Health Departments Provide Covid-19 Geographic Data, McHenry County Won’t
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/dupage-county-health-department-provides-covid-19-geographic-data/ 
— 2021 Tax Bills Can Be 2.3% Higher Under the Real Estate Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/2021-tax-bills-can-be-2-3-higher-under-the-real-estate-tax-cap/ 
— Skillicorn Gloats about Defeat of Statewide Plastic Bag Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/skillicorn-gloats-about-defeat-of-statewide-plastic-bag-bill/

CAPITOL FAX
— Ethics/lobbying commission misses deadline
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/ethicslobbying-commission-misses-deadline/
— Stay at home order extended
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/stay-at-home-order-extended/
— 937 new cases, 26 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/937-new-cases-26-new-deaths/
— Pritzker talks ICU and ventilator availability – Extends stay at home order to April 30 – Thumbs down on piecemeal approach – Talks prisons – Warns hospitals must accept prisoners – Speaks to students – Lightfoot: “I fully support” governor’s actions – IL survey: 48 percent have recovered – AFL-CIO wants OHSA action – Asked about when it will end – Nurses claim disposal thermometer shortage – No power to allow rent control – Supports more mail-in ballots, but needs GA to reconvene – Says businesses want to work out differences with workers – Not enough unemployment money, but feds are providing $ – Wants nursing and medical students licensed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/pritzker-talks-icu-and-ventilator-availability/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Sailors do not need to die’: Captain begs for help as coronavirus cripples USS Roosevelt – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/captain-begs-help-coronavirus-grips-uss-roosevelt-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Fauci: Guidance for everyone to wear masks under ‘very serious consideration’ – Caitlin Yilek 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fauci-guidance-for-everyone-to-wear-masks-under-very-serious-consideration

GOPUSA
— Why Do Elected Officials Dismiss Positive Information About Coronavirus Pandemic?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86808
— The NY Times Blames Evangelicals For The Spread Of Covid-19
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86847
— Bill De Blasio: NYC Churches Caught Holding Services During Coronavirus May Be ‘Permanently’ Closed
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86873
— House Judiciary Panel Pressures William Barr To Release Federal Inmates Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86889

DAILY CALLER
— Pelosi Considering Coronavirus Stimulus Package That Would Offer Tax Rebates For Wealthy – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/31/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-covid-19-stimulus-tax-rebates-wealthy-salt-cap/

FEDERALIST
— Media And Government Officials Told Americans Not To Wear Masks. They Were Wrong Our officials’ lies have now damaged both the public’s trust in any future top-down guidance, and backfired on their efforts to ‘flatten the curve.’ – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/31/media-and-government-officials-told-americans-not-to-wear-masks-they-were-wrong/

HOT AIR
— Pelosi Floats New Stimulus Plan: Rolling Back SALT Cap
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/pelosi-floats-new-stimulus-plan-rolling-back-salt-cap/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Will the Second Amendment Survive Coronavirus? – STEPHEN P. HALBROOK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-second-amendment-protect-constitution-during-crisis/

THE HILL
— Trump tells Americans to brace for ‘very, very painful two weeks’ – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490492-trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-very-very-painful-two-weeks
— U.S. surpasses China in official coronavirus deaths – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490359-us-surpasses-china-in-official-coronavirus-deaths
— Coronavirus recession will hit low-wage workers hardest – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490429-coronavirus-recession-will-hit-low-wage-workers-hardest

CNN
— CNN anchor Chris Cuomo diagnosed with coronavirus; he will continue working from home – Brian Stelter
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/media/chris-cuomo-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Wall Street Had Its Worst Month Since 2008 The S&P 500 fell 12.5 percent in March.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/business/coronavirus-stock-market-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As national parks remain open during a pandemic, seven workers are now infected – Darryl Fears, Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/03/31/national-parks-coronavirus/
— Dow caps worst-ever first quarter with a more than 400-point slide – Jacob Bogage
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/31/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/
— White House task force projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— Who are the conservative journalists? – Anthony Nadler, A.J. Bauer, and Magda Konieczna (DIERSEN: Ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am not a journalist because I am conservative. Further, they stress that I am not paid for what I do as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, that I do not have a degree in journalism, and that neither GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails nor www.gopillinois.com contain advertising or pictures. Further, they stress the many ways in which the following treat me like I am not a journalist: past and present a) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. The aforesaid treat me like I am not a journalist a) because they cannot manipulate me or dominate me, b) because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, c) because they are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican, and/or d) because they want to curry favor with the Illinois Democrat Party, DuPage County Democrat Party, Milton Township Democrat Party, Capitol Fax, Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, those who I have sued, etc.)
https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/conservative-news-work-ethnography.php

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_overwhelmingly_endorse_coronavirus_aid_package_expect_more_to_come