March 8 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Education Reform Legislation Aimed At Improving Equity For Minority Students
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/08/governor-jb-pritzker-signs-education-reform-legislation-hb-2170-legislative-black-caucus/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 1,182 coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-1182-coronavirus-cases-5-more-deaths

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Repeal the criminal justice reform bill, which is hostile to law enforcement – Illinois GOP House leader Jim Durkin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-030921-20210308-o6jbegvtcvcytpio7dne7skxcm-story.html
— Lightfoot to allow fans in the stands at Cubs, White Sox games | Newman vs. Davis on stimulus package | Pritzker says he’s too busy with COVID-19 response to think about reelection – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-fans-whitesox-cubs-newman-davis-stimulus-pritzker-spin-20210309-hseiqc7b7fehxiujmul5lbycei-story.html
— Madigan wins legal battle centered on dirty tricks allegation – RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-appellate-court-ruling-lawsuit-20210309-qqeoejddx5gp5gmwex7nxu4eqm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker signs ‘inclusive’ education equity bill into law, allowing state to ‘make history’ – and teach it better The omnibus legislation, which was drafted by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, addresses early childhood, primary, secondary and higher education. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/8/22320158/pritzker-education-bill-signing-black-caucus-agenda-workforce-equity-lame-duck
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/3/8/22319803/stolen-election-don-rose-h-r-1
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Second Amendment-hating Second Amendment-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/8/22316083/gun-violence-federal-law-state-nullification-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton man charged with being armed habitual criminal – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210308/wheaton-man-charged-with-being-armed-habitual-criminal
— LGBTQ rights bill ignites debate over religious liberty – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210308/news/303089968/

JOURNAL COURIER
— Bourne elected to state GOP group – David C.L. Bauer
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Bourne-elected-to-state-GOP-group-16008768.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— One-third of Republicans won’t get COVID vaccine – Alexandra Limon
(DIERSEN: From what I see, hate-filled Trump-hating Republican Party leaders will get rid of Republicans who do not get vaccinated.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/poll-one-third-of-republicans-wont-get-covid-vaccine/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to vote for Democrats is a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/biden-will-establish-gender-policy-council-within-white-house#stream/0
— Exploring The Difference Between Equity And Equality In America
(DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, for no race or gender based preference giving. My critics/opponents who reject that plank a) hint/imply/argue/shout that if you do not call for giving preference to minorities and to females, you are a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all and b) promote reverse discrimination and age discrimination.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/exploring-difference-between-equity-and-equality-america#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Heritage Foundation: “Opinion: Biden’s Embrace of ‘Equity’ Means He’s Abandoned the Quest for Equality” — “President Biden preaches unity but practices division. Witness his ‘Executive ­Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,’ part of an unprecedented barrage of such orders.” Wall Street Journal: “‘Equity’ Is a Mandate to Discriminate” — “On his first day as president, Joe Biden issued an ‘Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities.’ Mr. Biden’s cabinet nominees must now explain whether this commitment to ‘equity’ means they intend to abolish ‘equal treatment under law.’ Their answers are a confused mess.” Wall Street Journal: “How Equality Lost to ‘Equity’” — “The first time Shelby Steele used the word ‘equity’ in one of his books—’White Guilt,’ published in 2006—he was referring to the value his father had accrued in restoring ‘three ramshackle homes to neat lower-middle-class acceptability.’”)
— Undocumented Venezuelans Given Protected Status In United States – FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/undocumented-venezuelans-given-protected-status-united-states#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— RNC maintains right to use Trump’s name in fundraising – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/rnc-maintains-right-to-use-trumps-name-in-fundraising

WGLT
— Durbin, Duckworth Tout Billions For Illinois In COVID Relief Package – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/durbin-duckworth-tout-billions-illinois-covid-relief-package#stream/0

WHEATON PATCH
— Wheaton Cops Seize Gun From Felon Out On Bond: Police Police say the man was out on bond when they seized a loaded handgun with its serial number removed during a search of his Wheaton home. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/wheaton-cops-seize-gun-felon-out-bond-police

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SURVEY SHOWS 3 OUT OF 4 ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT CONSIDERING RETIREMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/survey-shows-3-out-of-4-illinois-law-enforcement-considering-retirement-.html
— DEMOCRAT STATE REP CALLS FOR MANDATORY STATE VACCINE REGISTRY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/democrat-state-rep-calls-for-mandatory-state-vaccine-registry.html
— GROWING NUMBER OF STATES NO LONGER REQUIRE COVID MASKS, ILLINOIS STILL DOES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/nineteen-states-arent-requiring-covid-masks-illinois-still-does.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Lauf’s new consultant said at Stop the Steal rally: “What’s going to start a civil war is if we legitimize a rigged and stolen election”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/08/laufs-new-consultant-said-at-stop-the-steal-rally-what%E2%80%99s-going-to-start-a-civil-war-is-if-we-legitimize-a-rigged-and-stolen-election/
— 1,182 new confirmed and probable cases; 5 additional deaths; 1,178 hospitalized; 266 in ICU; 2.3 percent average case positivity rate; 2.8 percent average test positivity rate; 90,135 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/08/1182-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-5-additional-deaths-1178-hospitalized-266-in-icu-23-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-90135-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Justice Amy Coney Barrett riles conservatives with moderate rulings – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/8/amy-coney-barrett-riles-conservatives-moderate-rul/

FOX NEWS
— Sens. Cruz, Durbin accuse each other of lying about stimulus checks to illegal immigrants. Cruz replied to Durbin’s Twitter accusation with one of his own. – Houston Keene
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/stimulus-checks-illegal-immigrants-ted-cruz-dick-durbin

BREITBART
— Parade of Migrants Stream Across Border into Arizona – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/03/07/watch-parade-of-migrants-stream-across-border-into-arizona/
— Stanley Kurtz: ‘Action Civics’ Curriculum Is ‘Alinskyite Community Organizing’ with Critical Race Theory – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/08/stanley-kurtz-action-civics-curriculum-alinskyite-community-organizing-critical-race-theory/

BLAZE
— Black Lives Matter militants harass young girls for their ‘white privilege’ as they walk into cheerleading competition. A megaphone-wielding woman ridiculed their ‘pretty little gorgeous outfits,’ ‘gorgeous hair,’ and ‘gorgeous bows’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/blm-militants-harass-young-girls-cheerleaders

FEDERALIST
— Big Tech Thinks You’re An Idiot Child Who Can’t Govern Yourself. The left’s push to censor, block, and purge is part of a larger project to undermine the American ideal of self-government and liberal democracy. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/08/big-tech-thinks-youre-an-idiot-child-who-cant-govern-yourself/

PATRIOT POST
— Mandates for Thee While Illegals Roam Free? The Biden administration is getting it wrong on immigration and COVID. – ARNOLD AHLERT
https://patriotpost.us/articles/78227-mandates-for-thee-while-illegals-roam-free-2021-03-08

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Biden Education Dept. Punts Trump Ban On Separating Students Into Racial And Other “Affinity Groups” – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/03/report-biden-education-dept-punts-trump-ban-on-separating-students-into-racial-and-other-affinity-groups/

THE HILL
— Trump ramps up battle with Republican leadership – JONATHAN EASLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/542210-trump-ramps-up-battle-with-republican-leadership

NEW YORK TIMES
— A surge in migrant children detained at the border is straining shelters.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/08/us/joe-biden-news#a-surge-in-migrant-children-detained-at-the-border-is-straining-shelters

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to vote for Democrats is a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/08/new-wedge-states-rush-block-transgender-athletes/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The US Department of Education suspended a decision that found racial “affinity groups” discriminated against students and staff, The Post has learned. The goal of the programs — used by the New York City public school system and other school districts — is to separate students and staff by racial groups in order to help address discrimination and “white privilege.” But the practice of separating schools into racial groups is discriminatory, a determination obtained by the Post found. The findings — reached during the waning days of former President Trump’s time in office in early January — were in response to a complaint about a Chicago-area school district’s “racial equity” training programs and lesson plans.)

NEW YORK POST
— US Dept. of Education curbs decision on race-based ‘affinity groups’ – Carl Campanile
https://nypost.com/2021/03/07/education-dept-curbs-decision-on-race-based-affinity-groups/

HERALD PALLADIUM
— Trump critic Rep. Kinzinger hopes to be ‘good part of history’
https://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/national/trump-critic-rep-kinzinger-hopes-to-be-good-part-of-history/video_e794d6a2-a2a3-52c2-a690-8b6126a2f13e.html

BLOOMBERG
— RNC Says Trump Will Allow His Name to Be Used in Fundraising
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-08/rnc-says-trump-will-allow-his-name-to-be-used-in-fundraising

LGBTQ NATION:
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to vote for Democrats is a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/03/white-house-warns-states-anti-transgender-bills-illegal/

March 6 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://abc7chicago.com/new-concerns-about-lethal-persistent-threat-of-white-supremacist-domestic-extremism/10383950/
https://abc7chicago.com/domestic-terrorism-fbi-department-of-homeland-security-us-capitol-attack/10383950/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House cancels Thursday session amid threat of violence at Capitol by militia group – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/house-cancels-thursday-session-amid-threat-of-violence-at-capitol-by-militia-group

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Divided Democrats to pick state party chair tonight | Lightfoot proposes new police search warrant policy | White Indiana city councilman says Dave Chappelle skit inspired him to wear blackface on Halloween – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-democratic-party-chair-madigan-lightfoot-search-warrant-spin-20210303-6rsh6psgcrb4nd3jlpsi2jdsya-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White-haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-glanton-capitol-riots-senate-hearings-white-supremacy-20210303-kvorojcatnh7fp73epdd6jnu7a-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Gov candidate Darren Bailey wants to follow pugilistic path to power – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-gov-candidate-wants-to-follow-pugilistic-path-to-power/article_f36151e6-e37d-54d1-8f46-e46daabd3a1b.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use “Husband-wife legislative duo from deep red Illinois” to promote hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/husband-wife-legislative-duo-from-deep-red-illinois-grab-state-national-attention/article_a3949759-6a1b-516d-9caa-1ef069cc408d.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Candidates present campaign promises for the upcoming Carbondale City Council Elections – Oreoluwa Ojewuyi
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://dailyegyptian.com/106618/news/candidates-present-campaign-promises-for-the-upcoming-carbondale-city-council-elections/

FOX ILLINOIS
— GAO report raises concerns about fiscal responsibility, national security – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/gao-report-raises-concerns-about-fiscal-responsibility-and-national-security

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— YOU’RE BEING GASLIGHTED EVERY DAY, BUT DON’T KNOW IT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/youre-being-gaslighted-every-day-but-dont-know-it.html
— CENTER SQUARE: PRITZKER MUST PROVIDE DISCOVERY IN COVID-19 CHALLENGE OR FACE SANCTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/center-square-pritzker-must-provide-discovery-in-covid-19-challenge-or-face-sanctions.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Republicans to lose. Democrats want Republicans to encourage Republicans to get vaccinated.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/03/a-good-way-for-illinois-republican-leaders-to-be-relevant/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters and Christian-haters use Mary Miller and her husband to promote hatred against conservatives and against Christians.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/03/center-square-highlights-mary-miller-claims-that-she-her-husband-and-conservative-christians-are-the-real-victims/
— 2,104 new confirmed and probable cases; 44 additional deaths; 1,260 hospitalized; 275 in ICU; 2.4 percent average case positivity rate; 2.9 percent average test positivity rate; 84,202 average daily doses; Huge decrease in nursing home cases/deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/03/2104-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-44-additional-deaths-1260-hospitalized-275-in-icu-24-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-29-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-84202-average-daily-doses-huge-d/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden’s border wall halt creates smugglers’ highway, sheriff says – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/3/joe-biden-border-wall-halt-creates-smugglers-highw/
— History As It Happens: Lincoln and the woke left – Martin Di Caro
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/3/history-it-happens-lincoln-and-woke-left/
— Canceled: Conservative comic strip ‘Mallard Fillmore’ dropped in ‘unprecedented’ move – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/3/mallard-fillmore-dropped-gannett-unprecedented-mov/

GOPUSA
— 108 Illegal Aliens Released By Biden’s Border Patrol In Texas Test Positive For Coronavirus, Officials Say
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107130
— National Guard Troops In DC Served Spoiled Food — Why Are They Still There?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107092

FEDERALIST
— CPAC Stage Critics Attacked As A ‘Nazi Symbol’ Was Designed By ‘Very Liberal’ Organization – Gabe Kaminsky
https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/03/cpac-stage-critics-attacked-as-a-nazi-symbol-was-designed-by-very-liberal-organization/

BREITBART
— NRCC Chair: Trump Shouldn’t Endorse Primary Challengers Against GOP Impeachment Voters – WENDELL HUSEBO
https://www.breitbart.com/midterm-election/2021/03/03/nrcc-chair-trump-shouldnt-endorse-primary-challengers-against-gop-impeachment-voters/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Vial Of Death’: Louis Farrakhan Pushes Vaccine Conspiracy Theories In Videos Posted On Facebook, Twitter – CHUCK ROSS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/03/louis-farrakhan-vaccine-conspiracy-facebook-twitter/

CIVIL DEADLINE
— Biden Administration Takes Unprecedented Action Against Reporters Attending Press Briefings. Starting Monday, the White House’s press office said it will start charging journalists for coronavirus tests, which are required for anyone entering the White House grounds. The proposed cost for each test: $170.
https://civildeadline.com/biden-administration-takes-unprecedented-action-against-reporters-attending-press-briefings/

THE HILL
— Biden slams Texas, Mississippi for lifting coronavirus restrictions: ‘Neanderthal thinking’ – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/541452-biden-slams-texas-mississippi-for-lifting-covid-limits-neanderthal

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say “Conservative media hyper-focused on cancel culture.”
https://news.yahoo.com/conservative-media-hyper-focused-cancel-182424476.html

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A HATE-FILLED DERANGED TRUMP HATER SAYS TRUMP SUPPORTERS MIGHT ATTACK CONGRESS AGAIN ON THURSDAY.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/03/trump-supporters-second-attack

March 2 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— YouTube suspends Rudy Giuliani from posting, streaming over claims about election fraud – Catherine Park
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/youtube-suspends-rudy-giuliani-from-posting-streaming-over-claims-about-election-fraud

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Patrick Wohl blasts Chicago GOP.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/2/22310103/chicago-gop-republicans-adam-kinzinger-censor-patrick-wohl
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater ridicules Trump and his supporters.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/3/2/22308924/trump-cpac-speech-republican-party-2020-presidential-election-lies-capitol-mob-riot-insurrection
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally promote illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/2/22303763/unaccompanied-migrant-children-resources-refuge-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Six GOP candidates tossed off the Naperville Township election ballot to appeal to state Supreme Court – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-township-caucus-decision-st-0303-20210302-dr4ntcormvgy7lwfn5xtstqii4-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Black and Latino directors largely missing from Illinois corporate boards – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-corporate-board-diversity-report-20210302-g26gjz3qhzdgfflytbedpui3hi-story.html
— Lightfoot reflects on workplace harassment she’s faced amid New York Gov. Cuomo scandal | Cubs, White Sox may welcome spectators | Line of Democrats eyeing secretary of state bid grows – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cuomo-harassment-lightfoot-secretary-of-state-democrats-spin-20210302-yqwigmnhgrbrtjhhkqbabnqvii-story.html
— Aurora event promotes equity in vaccinations to fight COVID-19 – STEVE LORD and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-pritzker-st-0303-20210302-6ghsrsuosjhrrlgo74rg4f6fu4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— House Democrats condemn Republican state legislator Chris Miller for attending Jan. 6 rally
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210302/house-democrats-condemn-republican-state-legislator-for-attending-jan-6-rally

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ron Gidwitz raps Trump, but not his policies. Back in town after a stint as an ambassador, the Chicago businessman and GOP fundraiser says the party will move on and move up amid anti-business Democratic fumbles. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/ron-gidwitz-raps-trump-not-his-policies

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Votes for Six Republican Naperville Township Candidates Won’t Be Counted
https://www.nctv17.com/news/votes-for-six-republican-naperville-township-candidates-wont-be-counted/
— DuPage County May See Over $65 Million In Impacts Due to HB3653
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-may-see-over-65-million-in-impacts-due-to-hb3653/

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Reps. Underwood & Casten vote to give felons right to vote while in prison
https://mailchi.mp/ff69698d5efd/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4763356

NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIP REPUBLICANS
— Paul Santucci and Matthew Rasche win Appeal
https://mailchi.mp/3c42c604a1a3/february-25th-hear-from-candidates-mtg-7516329?e=58121c66a8

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,577 new confirmed and probable cases; 47 additional deaths; 1,231 hospitalized; 281 in ICU; 2.4 percent case positivity rate; 2.8 percent test positivity rate; 80,416 average daily doses; 83,000 J&J doses by Wednesday
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/02/1577-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-47-additional-deaths-1231-hospitalized-281-in-icu-24-percent-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-test-positivity-rate-80416-average-daily-doses-83000-jj-doses-by-wedn/
— House resolution condemns Rep. Chris Miller (no relation)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/02/house-resolution-condemns-rep-chris-miller-no-relation/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former pope uneasy with Catholic Biden’s adherence to Democratic Party line – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/1/pope-benedict-xvi-uneasy-joe-bidens-adherence-demo/

BREITBART
— Poll: Public Overwhelmingly Supports Donald Trump’s Border Wall – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/03/02/poll-public-overwhelmingly-supports-trumps-border-wall/

ABC NEWS
— Donald Trump’s former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/trumps-press-secretary-kayleigh-mcenany-hired-by-fox-news/13210150

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Evanston, Illinois becomes first in nation to offer reparations to Black Americans – ArLuther Lee
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://www.ajc.com/news/illinois-city-becomes-first-in-nation-to-offer-reparations-to-black-americans/JUTZZD3WPJHYXPYZTSS4KAHLJA/

February 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Former President Trump tells CPAC crowd ‘the incredible journey’ is ‘far from being over’ – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-tells-cpac-crowd-the-incredible-journey-is-far-from-being-over/10357399/

NBC5
— Trump Slams Biden, Teases 2024 Presidential Run in First Post White House Speech – CNBC
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-slam-biden-attack-republican-critics-in-first-post-white-house-speech/2449532/
— Illinois Reports 1,249 New COVID Cases, 22 Deaths Sunday. More than 79,000 doses of COVID vaccine were administered Saturday.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1249-new-covid-cases-22-deaths-sunday/2449557/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘We’re not starting new parties’: Trump says Republicans will unite, be stronger than ever in CPAC 2021 speech – Jordan Smith
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trumps-first-post-presidential-speech-will-close-out-cpac-2021

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPAC Orlando: Trump hints at running again in 2024 as a Republican – STEVEN LEMONGELLO and RYAN GILLESPIE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/os-ne-cpac-orlando-day-3-trump-20210228-6jbsrxdnibfb3ibepm6ks7qvdq-story.html
— Kinzinger warns of a Trump-led GOP using fear instead of truth to motivate voters – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-trump-cpac-speech-20210228-epenmcegprhyllwp3zcyn3ihnq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kinzinger’s vote and subsequent actions to take on Trump supporters have earned him a sanction of disapproval from the Illinois GOP and censure motions by county GOP organizations within his 16th Congressional District. He also now has an announced 2022 primary opponent, Catalina Lauf of Woodstock, who finished third in an unsuccessful bid last year for the GOP nomination in the 14th Congressional District.)
— Illinois Democratic chairman contest down to two as Castro drops out, backs US Rep. Robin Kelly to replace Michael Madigan – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-party-chairman-madigan-successor-20210226-2fs7vj36srbjbhijdo7jmfcram-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democratic Party of Illinois chair race down to Michelle Harris, Robin Kelly. The tallies from both camps show Harris ahead. However, there are enough state central committee members who have not gone public to swing the outcome either way. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/28/22306293/democratic-party-illinois-chair-race-michelle-harris-robin-kelly-pritzker-durbin-duckworth

DAILY HERALD
— As Trump returns to spotlight, Kinzinger attacks ‘politics of fear’ – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210228/as-trump-returns-to-spotlight-kinzinger-attacks-politics-of-fear

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State budget a product of creative writing – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-state-budget-a-product-of-creative-writing/article_9a09ed7a-dd99-5a31-980a-eee639274da7.html

SOUTH COOK NEWS
— Railing against white people not bullying, founder of an anti-bullying nonprofit in Frankfort insists – W.J. Kennedy
https://southcooknews.com/stories/574783116-railing-against-white-people-not-bullying-founder-of-an-anti-bullying-nonprofit-in-frankfort-insists

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump revamps MAGA movement to fight Biden agenda. Former president says it taken Biden a month to transform the nation from ‘America First to America Last.’ – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-cpac-revamps-maga-movement-fight-biden-agend/
— Trump beats out 17 others in Washington Times-CPAC straw poll
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-wins-washington-times-cpac-straw-poll/
— ‘Just getting started:’ Trump at CPAC vows to continue the fight – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-tells-cpac-movement-just-getting-started/

FOX NEWS
— Trump wins CPAC straw poll by wide margin. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was in second place. – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-wins-cpac-straw-poll-by-wide-margin
— Trump uses CPAC speech to tear into Biden on border crisis, says he won’t create new party. Trump also hit Biden on the failure to re-open schools. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-speech-cpac-2024-straw-poll

NEWSMAX
— Trump to CPAC: Rush Limbaugh Is ‘Watching Closely’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/rush-conservative-radio-host/2021/02/28/id/1011854/

HOT AIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger allies launch new PAC to support Trump-haters.
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2021/02/kinzinger-allies-launch-new-pac-support-republicans-bucked-trump/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump Says Biden Creating ‘Sanctuary Nation,’ Teases Possible 2024 Bid in CPAC Speech – Zachary Evans
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-calls-third-party-speculation-222441067.html

THE HILL
— Trump teases another White House bid in CPAC speech. – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/540921-trump-teases-another-possible-white-house-bid-in-cpac-speech
— News outlets diverge over airing Trump’s CPAC speech – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/540920-news-outlets-diverge-over-airing-trumps-cpac-speech

CBS NEWS
— McDaniel says GOP voters “overwhelmingly” agree with Trump’s record in office
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rnc-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-trump-face-the-nation/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump CPAC speech repeats ‘rigged’ election lies, declares his political journey ‘far from over’ In prepared remarks, the former president stopped short of announcing his 2024 intentions.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-cpac-speech-declare-his-political-journey-far-over-n1259093

CBS MIAMI
— Former President Trump Calls For GOP Unity During CPAC Closing Speech
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/02/28/former-president-trump-gop-unity-cpac-speech/

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s CPAC speech cements how far the conference — and the GOP — have fallen. This Sunday, Trump will rally conservatives to himself, lacing every sentence with political arsenic.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/trump-s-cpac-speech-cements-how-far-conference-gop-have-n1259023

WASHINGTON POST
— Former president Trump rules out third party as he moves to firm up control of the Republican Party – David Weigel and Michael Scherer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-cpac/2021/02/28/6a04140e-79e0-11eb-85cd-9b7fa90c8873_story.html
— Anti-vaccine extremism is akin to domestic terrorism – Richard Pan
(DIERSEN: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will ever-increasingly punish those who are not vaccinated and who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/anti-vaccine-extremism-is-akin-to-domestic-terrorism/2021/02/26/736aee22-787e-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— CPAC straw poll: Trump is top pick for 2024, DeSantis runner up – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/02/28/straw-poll-trump-is-top-pick-for-2024-desantis-runner-up/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump at CPAC: Ex-president tears into Biden and his Republican critics – David Jackson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/28/cpac-donald-trump-expected-claim-leadership-republican-party/6843815002/

BOSTON GLOBE
— ‘I do look at them in a different light:’ Tensions are high in Congress as Democrats want consequences for election-denying Republicans – Liz Goodwin Glo
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/25/nation/i-do-look-them-different-light-tensions-are-high-congress-democrats-want-consequences-election-denying-republicans/

NEWSWEEK
— ‘We Can Have Division’: GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel Downplays Republican Tensions Over Trump – JASON LEMON
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the party’s platform than any president since Reagan. From what I see, Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party want the party a) to dump Trump, b) to dump those who voted for Trump, c) to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks, and d) dissolve the party.)
https://www.newsweek.com/we-can-have-division-gop-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-downplays-republican-tensions-over-trump-1572668
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “GOP ‘Certainly Not United’ on Vision for Future.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-says-gop-certainly-not-united-vision-future-1572674

BUSINESS INSIDER
— RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says despite GOP divisions over Trump impeachment, the party ‘overwhelmingly’ agrees on most issues – John L. Dorman
https://www.businessinsider.com/rnc-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-trump-influence-republicans-impeachment-2021-2

MEDIAITE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “GOP Has Been ‘Using Fear as a Compelling Way to Get Votes’ and We Need to ‘Quit Peddling That.”
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/kinzinger-gop-has-been-using-fear-as-a-compelling-way-to-get-votes-and-we-need-to-quit-peddling-that/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against conservatives.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/cpac-proves-gop-isnt-just-cult-trump/

February 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Edward Guerra Kodatt chosen to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker and Representative Mike Madigan. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall, John Garcia and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/edward-guerra-kodatt-chosen-to-replace-mike-madigan/10359500/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,585 New Cases, 35 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-1585-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-reported-sunday/2443668/

CBS2
— Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt, 13th Ward Worker, To Fill Seat
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/21/mike-madigan-illinois-house-seat-edward-kodatt/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Speaker Michael Madigan unsure how long he’ll remain state Democratic chair as he picks 26-year-old successor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-replacement-20210221-mhhu2pnifrf5bjrim76qwtaoqm-story.html

WCIA
— Schimpf says Trump ‘had his day in court,’ and ‘did not win’ 2020 election – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/schimpf-says-trump-had-his-day-in-court-and-did-not-win-2020-election/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Co-founder says Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘long gone,’ cites leftist bias – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/co-founder-says-wikipedias-neutrality-long-gone-ci/
— GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson: ‘I wouldn’t’ support Trump in 2024 – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/gop-gov-asa-hutchinson-i-wouldnt-support-trump-in-/

BREITBART
— ICE to Release Migrants Further into U.S. — Away from Texas Border Cities – Randy Clark
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/21/exclusive-ice-to-release-migrants-further-into-u-s-away-from-texas-border-cities/
— Kevin Sorbo on Facebook Blacklisting: Zuckerberg Has More Power Than Our Government – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/21/kevin-sorbo-on-facebook-blacklisting-zuckerberg-has-more-power-than-our-government/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Scott Walker Takes Helm of Young America’s Foundation – Kevin Mooney
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/21/scott-walker-takes-helm-of-young-americas-foundation/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Coca-Cola Forcing Employees To Take Online Course To Learn “To Be Less White”
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want those who are the following to hate themselves: law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/report-coca-cola-forcing-employees-to-take-online-course-to-learn-to-be-less-white/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coca-Cola Company is barreling full-steam ahead in the hopes of being crowned the most wokest woke company of uber-woke 2021. Last month, Professor Jacobson wrote about “Coca-Cola Impos[ing] Racial Quotas On Outside Counsel Staffing. This month, we learn that Coca-Cola is forcing its employees to attend a divisive, destructive online course designed to make them hate themselves because of the color of their skin. Making white people hate themselves for the color of their skin is, of course, the goal of all this ridiculous, flagrantly racist ‘anti-racist’ training’ that has taken over our universities, our government, and our major (and not so major) businesses and corporations. And Coca-Cola is apparently fully onboard with dehumanizing their staff, with instilling in them a sense of self-hatred and a paranoid, judgmental loathing of their entire race. What says stellar employee more than a suicidal, soul-destroyed, self- and race-hater who is required to be “less white”? This is a monstrous evil inflicted on people who have done nothing wrong, who are good employees, and who have committed no crime . . . beyond the new ‘crime’ of being born white. Being white is bad, so be “less white,” goes the hate yourself racist orthodoxy, and implicit in this, is the unspoken, but deeply understood, threat: if you want to keep your job. This is a genuinely evil ideology, and people are outraged. . .Tearing people down, filling them with self-doubt and self-hate, is now how you build an “inclusive workplace,” according to Coca-Cola. Targeting white people for reeducation about their ‘whiteness’ is vile, racist, and unconscionable. That said, it is—objectively speaking—a great way to manufacture a compliant and complacent populace. If you hate yourself and your entire race, you are not going to fight back. Why would you? You have learned that you are evil because of your skin color, you have been taught to recognize your evil as manifested in your skin color, and you have been coerced into shouting your evil whiteness from the rooftops. You then feel that you deserve whatever horrors the left unleashes on you because, after all, you were born white. Who needs reeducation camps when the job is being done in our K-12 schools, universities, cultural output, government, and businesses? Reject it. Reject it because it flies in the face of your religious beliefs, because it does not comport with your understanding of America, because it does not make sense to hate yourself for something beyond your control, because it is unjust. Reject it because it is destructive, divisive, and at rock bottom, purely evil.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Last year was good for LGBTQ rights. Congress can make this one even better. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the following officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ: a) your employer if you have a job, b) the organizations that you are a member of, c) the municipality that you live in, d) the township that you live in, e) the county that you live in, f) the state that you live in, g) the United States, and h) the world?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pass-equality-act-2021-lgbtq-rights/2021/02/19/c35f9e9c-72f1-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Big Tech Employees Opened Wallets for Biden Campaign. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook made up biggest source of donations to Democrat among corporate employees. – Brody Mullins and Emily Glazer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-tech-employees-opened-wallets-for-biden-campaign-11613833201
— Trump Is Flawed but Don’t Shun His Voters – James Hyland, Beechhurst, N.Y.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-flawed-but-dont-shun-his-voters-11613934791

NEWSWEEK
— Matt Gaetz Shares Tweet Suggesting Adam Kinzinger Had Payback Motive for Turning on Trump – EMILY CZACHOR
https://www.newsweek.com/matt-gaetz-shares-tweet-suggesting-adam-kinzinger-had-payback-motive-turning-trump-1570843
— Trump-Friendly CPAC 2021 Speaker Lineup Shows Little Sign of GOP’s Civil War – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-friendly-cpac-2021-speaker-lineup-shows-little-sign-gop-civil-war-1570831

RAW STORY
— Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party — here’s how Democrats can help
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-toxic/
— Researchers link physical strength and wealth to militancy and conservatism
https://www.rawstory.com/researchers-link-physical-strength-and-wealth-to-militancy-and-conservatism/
— Big money GOP donors are funneling cash to anti-Trump Republicans to battle his influence – Tom Boggioni
https://www.rawstory.com/gop-donors/
— Adam Kinzinger is loving getting censured by his own GOP: ‘Thanks for playing’ – Ray Hartmann
https://www.rawstory.com/adam-kinzinger-loving-republican-censure/

SLATE
— Poll: Almost Half of Republicans Would Drop GOP, Join Trump Party – DANIEL POLITI
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/poll-almost-half-trump-voters-drop-republican-party.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQ-promoter asks “Was Donald Trump suffering from dementia in the White House?”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/donald-trump-suffering-dementia-white-house/

GUARDIAN
— Republican leader Steve Scalise refuses to admit Trump lost election to Biden – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/steve-scalise-trump-biden-election-abc-jonathan-karl

DAILY MAIL
— Pence SNUBS CPAC amid rumors of Trump rift: Ex-President will give speech on ‘future of the Republican Party’ in his first public appearance since leaving office – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9283755/Trumps-comeback-Former-president-preview-future-Republican-Party-CPAC-speech.html

February 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Former President Trump to speak at CPAC in 1st appearance since leaving office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-1st-appearance-since-leaving-office/10357399/
— Congress aims to avoid politics with independent Jan. 6 investigation – BENJAMIN SIEGEL
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-aims-to-avoid-politics-with-independent-jan-6-investigation/10357797/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,922 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths, 7-day positivity rate sits at 3.2% – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1922-new-covid-19-cases-42-deaths/10357048/

NBC5
— Trump to Make First Post-Presidency Speech at Right-Wing (CPAC) Conference as He Keeps Grip on GOP – Jennifer Liu
(DIERSEN: For conservative-haters, “right-wing” is a pejorative.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-make-first-post-presidency-speech-at-right-wing-conference-as-he-keeps-grip-on-gop/2443414/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Sen. Ted Cruz explains his controversial trip to Cancun during Texas winter storm – Natalie Hee
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/sen-ted-cruz-explains-his-controversial-trip-to-cancun-while-millions-of-texans-suffer-from-winter-storm

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-presidential appearance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-cpac-speech-20210220-6xabry2qbzaxzdudjr53izsswy-story.html
— Carjackings in Chicago — including one involving retired cops — end with SWAT standoff and arrest of two at Villa Park motel – ROSEMARY SOBOL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-carjacking-villa-park-swat-arrest-20210220-lxewl23lyfh7xcrc7gpsngwnym-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COVID-19 and America’s dismal slump in life expectancy. For the first time in decades, life expectancy in the United States has declined by a full year — and more, for African Americans and Latinos — due to the extraordinary death toll of the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/20/22290090/covid-19-life-expectancy-decline-centers-for-disease-control-racial-disparities-editorial

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-post-white-house-appearance

WCIA
— Initiative to increase diversity on campus
(DIERSEN: To increase diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/initiative-to-increase-diversity-on-campus/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-16: Report on Anti-Kinzinger Training Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/il-16-report-on-anti-kinzinger-training-meeting/
— Another Mailing Featuring Nunda Township Slate on Which Eric Dowd Is Running for Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/another-mailing-featuring-nunda-township-slate-on-which-eric-dowd-is-running-for-road-commissioner/
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Randy Funk Shares Response to League of Women Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/randy-funk-shares-response-to-league-of-women-voters/
— Eric Dowd Criticizes Shift of Township Road District Tax Money Away from Cities and Villages
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/eric-dowd-criticizes-shift-of-township-road-district-tax-money-away-from-cities-and-villages/
— UPDATED x2: AOC Transforms from Petty Partisan to Stateswoman – Raises over $3 Million for Texas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/aoc021921/\\
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Elaine Ramesh Lays Out Goals
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/algonquin-township-supervisor-candidate-elaine-ramesh-lays-out-goals/
— State Senator Craig Wilcox Weighs In on Nunda Township Road Commissioner Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/state-senator-weighs-in-on-nunda-township-road-commissioner-race/
— Biden Administration Begins Processing of Immigrants at Mexican Border – Link to Comment on Government Website
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/biden-administration-begins-processing-of-immigrants-at-mexican-border/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: Few from Illinois have attended CPACs. Although not recently, I have attended many CPACs. I should write a book about how Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the following have used that against me: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/20/trump-speak-cpac-conference-florida/

GINGRICH 360
— Can a “Woke” American Military Protect the United States?
https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/can-a-woke-american-military-protect-the-united-states/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Fires Chicago U.S. Attorney Hot on the Trail of Democratic Corruption – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/20/biden-fires-chicago-u-s-attorney-hot-on-the-trail-of-democratic-corruption-n1427040

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Rush Limbaugh’s Amazing 2009 Speech at CPAC Rings Just as True Today – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/rush-limbaughs-amazing-2009-speech-at-cpac-rings-just-as-true-today/
— Sky News Australia Host: ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’ – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/sky-news-australia-host-never-before-has-the-leader-of-the-free-world-been-so-cognitively-compromised/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Make First Public Speech Since Leaving White House at CPAC – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-make-public-appearance-at-cpac-on-feb-28_3704558.html
— YouTube Takes Down New Trump Interview – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/youtube-takes-down-new-trump-interview_3704154.html

ROLL CALL
— To retake House, centrists say GOP needs candidates who can win swing districts – Stephanie Akin
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who focused on destroying conservatives.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/18/to-retake-house-centrists-say-gop-needs-candidates-who-can-win-swing-districts/

THE HILL
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/539737-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-white
— GOP: McConnell-Trump civil war will hurt Republicans – JONATHAN EASLEY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who lost elections and who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for those losses. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539658-gop-mcconnell-trump-civil-war-will-hurt-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The split could depress fundraising, dampen turnout, alienate swing voters and push bad general election candidates through divided primary fields, Republicans say. . .There are scores of unanswered questions around Trump’s involvement in 2022, including whether he’ll fundraise for Senate Republicans and how aggressively he’ll back primary challengers. . .Republicans remember the Tea Party primary fights all too clearly and blame the bad insurgent candidates for losing at least five winnable Senate races between 2010 and 2012. By denouncing the worst elements of Trump’s base and calling out House members such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), McConnell hopes to rally Republicans behind mainstream conservatives who can win primaries and general elections.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday. The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28. – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/politics/trump-cpac.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump to Speak at CPAC in First Public Appearance Since Leaving Office. Former president to talk about future of GOP, Biden’s immigration policies. – Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-office-11613862126

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC, in first public appearance since leaving office – Amy B Wang and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/20/trump-speak-cpac/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump to speak at CPAC in first major public appearance since leaving office – Sarah Elbeshbishi
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-address-cpac-first-major-address-since-leaving-dc/4527693001/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “State Senator Who Quit GOP Due to Trump Era Says Many Republicans Have No Political Home.”
https://www.newsweek.com/state-senator-who-quit-gop-due-trump-era-says-many-republicans-have-no-political-home-1570722

SKY NEWS
— ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6233603126001

CANNABIS HEALTH INSIDER
— Congress Members Demand Biden To Declare Mass Forgiveness Before Cannabis Legalization (DIERSEN: I got student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. I should write a book about those who have punished me the most for doing that.)
https://cannabishealthinsider.com/6552/congress-members-demand-biden-to-declare-mass-forgiveness-before-cannabis-legalization/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 1977, President Jimmy Carter granted pardons to those who violated the Military Selective Service Act during the Vietnam War era, from August 4, 1964, to March 28, 1973. Draft evasion carries stiff punishments, including fines and years of imprisonment.)

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/20/donald-trump-cpac-republican-party

February 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois state budget battle brewing ahead of Gov. Pritzker’s address – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-budget-battle-brewing-ahead-of-pritzkers-address/10342543/

NBC5
— Republican Former State Sen. Paul Schimpf Announces Run for Illinois Governor Schimpf appears to be the first to officially announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor, looking to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has not yet announced a run for reelection – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/republican-former-state-sen-paul-schimpf-announces-run-for-illinois-governor/2438404/
— Illinois Reports 1,420 New Cases of Coronavirus, 41 Additional Deaths Monday. Illinois has surpassed 20,000 coronavirus fatalities since the pandemic began.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1420-new-cases-of-coronavirus-41-additional-deaths-monday/2438334/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Downstate GOP state Sen. Paul Schimpf announces bid for Illinois governor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-republican-state-senator-announces-run-illinois-governor-20210215-fhvr3zennjhmtmeiuaqpbzvkvi-story.html
— Crete-Monee schools ask voter support for $62.25 million bond issue, change in state law – JERRY SHNAY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-shnay-column-st-0216-20210215-cbkl5iuqp5ayvctuf4r7pep5re-story.html
— Get tough, Gov. Pritzker, on AFSCME – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-fixing-illinois-chicago-budget-afscme-furlough-20210215-b6odtzttd5cjfkwu6vrde3e3be-story.html
— Illinois’ latest disaster? The vaccine rollout – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-covid-recovery-economy-vaccine-rollout-20210215-sqy2ij63rrd6fbcemoft6tmsw4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Republican state senator joins race to oust Pritzker, arguing he better understands voters’ struggles. Former state Sen. Paul Schimpf cloaked himself in the mantle or former President Ronald Reagan, but Democrats dismissed him as more in the mold of Donald Trump and former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. – Jerry Nowicki
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284471/former-republican-state-senator-paul-schimpf-pritzker-governor-election-gary-rabine
— House Republicans to Pritzker: Base budget on reality — ‘not wishful thinking’ Pritzker is scheduled to deliver his annual budget address to the General Assembly via a live video feed at noon Wednesday. So far, he has revealed little about the budget he plans to propose for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. – Peter Hancock
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284621/republicans-durkin-demmer-pritzker-balanced-budget-address-wednesday-coronavirus-covi-19-deficit
— COVID a killer for the obese: ‘Like pouring gasoline on top of a fire’ Chicago churches, particularly in the Black community, have targeted obesity — which contributes to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure — and poses a higher risk of lethal complications from COVID-19. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/15/22280292/covid-19-obesity-coronavirus-diabetes-lent-heart-disease-trinity-united-church-christ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republican senators stand with seditionists, not the Republic. What we saw Saturday was a profile in cowardice. Had there been a secret ballot, the Senate vote to convict Donald Trump likely would have been overwhelming.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/15/22284380/gop-republican-sedition-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— Algonquin Township Republican primary set for Feb. 23 will decide new supervisor – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/algonquin-township-republican-primary-set-for-feb-23-will-decide-new-supervisor
— February primary features two Republican candidates for Algonquin Township highway commissioner – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/february-primary-features-two-republican-candidates-for-algonquin-township-highway-commissioner

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The Iroquois County GOP in central Illinois has joined nearby LaSalle County’s Republican Central Committee in voting to censure U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger over his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/15/second-illinois-county-votes-against-kinzinger-over-impeachment-vote/6758346002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While dozens of counties across Illinois voted to support LaSalle County Republicans in their censure of the Republican congressman on Feb. 3, none took a vote of their own until late last week when Iroquois County Republicans met and approved its own censure. A censure is a public, formal statement expressing disapproval of a public official. Censure often serves as a powerful message from voting bases to elected officials and is often a sign of conflict. Like LaSalle County, Iroquois is one of 14 counties in Kinzinger’s 16th Congressional District, which also includes Boone County and much of Winnebago County.)

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Republicans call for balanced budget ahead of governor’s address – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/republicans-call-for-balanced-budget-ahead-of-governor-s-address/article_8ab91f5b-08b8-509d-b1e5-72c5015cddfa.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump’s acquittal appears to end speculation about whether he will be face of the GOP – CHRISTOPHER WHITE
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-acquittal-appears-to-end-speculation-about-whether-he-will-be-face-of-the-gop
— Will we see Trump run for office again? ‘Of course,’ says political insider – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/will-we-see-trump-run-for-office-again-of-course-says-political-insider
— Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-faces-pressure-as-us-sets-new-course-on-immigration
— Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/pelosi-says-independent-commission-will-examine-capitol-riot

NPR ILLINOIS
— Corporate America Brings The Hammer Down After Capitol Insurrection
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/corporate-america-brings-hammer-down-after-capitol-insurrection#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— IL GOP Chairman talks future of Republican Party condemns impeachment trial and Jan. 6 riots – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/on-the-record/on-the-record-il-gop-chairman-talks-future-of-republican-party-condemns-impeachment-trial-and-jan-6-riots/

KPVI
— Illinois House GOP leaders want more transparency from Pritzker – DEAN OLSEN
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/illinois-house-gop-leaders-want-more-transparency-from-pritzker/article_4b13189b-641d-5375-a6a3-cce6d8acf70b.html

WCSJ NEWS
— Kinzinger: Politicians Should Be Willing to Risk Political Careers To Tell the Truth – Justin Ritz
http://www.wcsjnews.com/news/local/kinzinger-politicians-should-be-willing-to-risk-political-careers-to-tell-the-truth/article_eacd3e90-6fa3-11eb-a911-7b427d6cace2.html

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois committee could take up ‘Culturally Responsive’ teaching standards Wednesday – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-committee-could-take-up-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards-wednesday/article_9428436c-6fc8-11eb-b9f7-b3629984be13.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Teacher Standards Up for Vote Tomorrow – Potential Swing Legislators Identified
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/160327/
— Defender of New Teacher Guidelines Uses Factoid that Makes No Sense to Me
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/defender-of-new-teacher-guidelines-uses-factoid-that-makes-no-sense-to-me/
— Nevada Talks about Private Local Governments
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/nevada-talks-about-private-local-governments/
— Township Road Commissioner Candidate Eric Dowd Mails Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/eric-dowd-mails-again/
— Riot Inquiry, But No Look at Election Machines
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/riot-inquiry-but-no-look-at-election-machines/
— Paul Schimpf Announces Candidacy for GOP Nomination for Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announces-candidacy-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Paul Schimpf Announcing for GOP Nomination for Governor (2014 photos)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announcing-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Kyle Rittenhouse: New Civil Attorney Robert Barnes Speaks about Last Thursday’s Hearing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/barnes021521/
— When Will Someone Sponsor a Bill to Lower the Usurious Property Tax Late Payment Fee?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/when-will-someone-sponsor-a-bill-to-lower-the-usurious-property-tax-late-payment-fee/
— Kelly Liebmann Wins Freedom of Information Suit Against McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/kelly-liebmann-wins-freedom-of-information-suit-against-mchenry-county/
— What Do Mike Madigan’s and Cal Skinner’s Wives Have in Common?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/what-do-mike-madigans-and-cal-skinners-wives-have-in-common/
— Algonquin Township Republicans Gather for Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/algonquin-township-republicans-gather-for-fundraiser/
— An Observation – Better Weather under Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/message-of-the-day-an-observation/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO GOP’S STEVE BOULTON FEATURED ON CBS MORNING SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/chicago-gops-steve-boulton-featured-on-cbs-morning-show.html
— LOMBARDI: WHY I AM CHALLENGING ADAM KINZINGER IN THE 2022 GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/lombardi-why-i-am-running-for-congress.html
— BECKMAN: ILLINOIS TEACHERS FACE EMBRACING LEFTIST POLICIES AS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman–1.html
— ROSSI: THANKFULLY THE “SALEM WITCH TRIAL” IMPEACHMENT CHARADE IS OVER!
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rossi-thankfully-the-salem-witch-trial-impeachment-charade-is-over.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden ‘in a real bind with the radical left’ over push to tear down border wall – Stephen Dinan
(DIERSEN: Those who want to tear down the border wall are anti-American, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Hume: GOP trying to ‘move away from Trump without alienating his supporters’
https://news.yahoo.com/hume-gop-trying-move-away-235359828.html

GOPUSA
— Impeachment Failure Makes Trump Derangement Syndrome Stronger Than Ever Among Washington Establishment
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106505
— Full Text Of Trump’s Statement On Impeachment Acquittal
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106510

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden’s DHS to Release Over 25,000 Illegals into Texas and California – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/15/bidens-dhs-to-release-over-25000-illegals-into-texas-and-california/

BREITBART
— Allen West: Joe Biden’s Release of Thousands Migrants Is ‘an Imminent Danger’ to Texas – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/15/allen-west-joe-bidens-release-of-thousands-migrants-is-an-imminent-danger-to-texas/

HOT AIR
— Chicago’s “Bail Reform” Led To More Crime
https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2021/02/15/chicagos-bail-reform-led-crime/

LIFE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood Exploits Kids, Sells Them Sex-Change Hormones to Make Big Bucks – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/02/12/planned-parenthood-exploits-kids-sells-them-sex-change-hormones-to-make-big-bucks/

THE HILL
— Trump surprises supporters holding rally-like President’s Day gathering in Florida – BROOKE SEIPEL
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/538922-trump-surprises-supporters-holding-rally-like-presidents-day-gathering-in

CNBC
— Pelosi announces independent 9/11-style commission on deadly Capitol riot – AP
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/15/bipartisan-support-grows-for-9/11-style-inquiry-into-deadly-capitol-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Kinzinger.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/us/politics/adam-kinzinger-republicans-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump may be done, but Trumpism is the GOP’s future.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/15/trump-may-be-done-trumpism-is-gops-future/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump greeted by hundreds of cheering fans on Presidents Day – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/02/15/trump-greeted-by-hundreds-of-cheering-fans-on-presidents-day/

FORBES
— House Republicans Claim Pelosi May Be Responsible For Delaying National Guard Deployment On Jan. 6 – Jemima McEvoy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/02/15/house-republicans-suggest-pelosi-may-be-responsible-for-delaying-national-guard-deployment-on-jan-6/

February 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in Republican Party – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/after-impeachment-acquittal-trump-remains-dominant-in-gop/10338947/
— Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump, focus on COVID stimulus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-reaction-impeachment-trial-stimulus-donald-trump-acquitted/10338710/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville police’s discovery of luxury vehicle stolen in Chicago carjacking leads to arrest of three suspects and recovery of guns, drugs – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-police-carjack-st-0214-20210212-fmok6qdz7baarl73ql63kcieam-story.html
— Two years after Henry Pratt shooting in Aurora, supporters preparing to bring back Illinois gun licensing bill – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-pratt-foid-card-legislation-st-20210213-aezb3db52bcxxffyaw22hgewqe-story.html

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Trump’s acquittal exposes the hypocrisy of the Far Left. The lack of evidence, not cowardly Republicans, brought down the Democrat insurrection of impeachment conviction against Donald Trump. There was less evidence to prove President Trump pushed his followers to violence than evidence that exists that Democrats screaming for Trump impeachment goaded BLM protestors to violence last summer. – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/14/trumps-acquittal-exposes-the-hypocrisy-of-the-far-left/

WREX
— Trump remains dominant force in GOP following acquittal – AP (DIERSEN: How strongly will Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 and 2022 ballots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://wrex.com/2021/02/14/trump-remains-dominant-force-in-gop-following-acquittal-2/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/impeachment-isnt-the-final-word-on-capitol-riot-for-trump/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump ‘ready to move on,’ rebuild GOP to retake Congress in 2022: Sen. Graham – S.A. Miller
(DIERSEN: How strongly will Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 and 2022 ballots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sen-lindsey-graham-trump-ready-to-move-on-rebuild-/

— ‘Dismantling this immoral wall’: Biden pulled by left wing on immigration.  Sierra Club says ‘wall itself is an immoral monument to settler colonial destruction – Stephen Dinan ‘

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Graham: McConnell ‘put a load on Republicans’ back’ with anti-Trump speech. South Carolina senator warns McConnell’s words will be used against Republican candidates in 2022 – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/graham-mcconnell-anti-trump-speech

TOWNHALL
— Biden Uses the Parkland Anniversary to Call for Three Major Gun Control Moves – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/14/biden-uses-the-parkland-anniversary-to-push-for-gun-control-in-the-first-100-days-n2584714
— It’s Time To Hate Them Right Back. – Derek Hunter
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2021/02/14/its-time-to-hate-them-right-back-n2584697

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Nikki Haley “Disgusted” By Trump, Says He’s “Fallen Too Far” To Have Future With GOP
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/nikki-haley-disgusted-by-trump-says-hes-fallen-too-far-to-have-future-with-gop/

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Calls on Congress to Strengthen Gun Ownership Rules – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-calls-on-congress-to-restrict-gun-ownership_3696206.html


— Trump Impeachment Lawyer: ‘Bloodthirsty’ Media Is ‘Trying to Divide This Country’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-impeachment-lawyer-bloodthirsty-media-is-trying-to-divide-this-country_3696266.html

NBC NEWS
— What’s next for the GOP after Trump acquittal?
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.yahoo.com/next-gop-trump-acquittal-002257639.html
— Trump’s impeachment acquittal widens rift within the GOP
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-impeachment-acquittal-widens-rift-004125444.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’ The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.” Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/us/politics/trump-impeachment.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But their overriding political calculation was clear. After party leaders briefly entertained using the process to purge Mr. Trump from their ranks, Republicans doubled down on a bet made five years ago: that it was better not to stoke another open confrontation with a man millions of their voters still singularly embrace. . .After the attack and Republicans’ loss of the Senate, there had been a brief window in which it seemed as if the outcome might be different. Mr. McConnell privately told advisers that an impeachment conviction might be the only way to purge Mr. Trump from the party after four tumultuous years, and his openness to finding him guilty held out the possibility that a coalition of Republicans might follow his lead.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Now begins McConnell’s project to shrink Trump’s GOP influence – George F. Will
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/now-begins-mcconnells-project-to-shrink-trumps-gop-influence/2021/02/14/ff7201de-6eed-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html
— McConnell would have happily considered finding Trump guilty, were it not for Mitch McConnell – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/13/mcconnell-would-have-happily-considered-finding-trump-guilty-were-it-not-mitch-mcconnell/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because of the Capitol Rioters, “The agency founded because of 9/11 shifts to face the threat of domestic terrorism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dhs-domestic-extremism-threat/2021/02/14/41693dd0-672f-11eb-bf81-c618c88ed605_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— GOP will do fine — with or without Donald Trump – Michael Barone
https://nypost.com/2021/02/14/gop-will-do-fine-with-or-without-donald-trump/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger Says “Trump Put Congress, Americans in a ‘Lose-Lose Situation’ After Acquittal.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-says-trump-put-congress-americans-lose-lose-situation-after-acquittal-1569195

THE REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see minorities as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
http://www.therepublic.com/2021/02/13/us-race-war-analysis/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ promote hatred against those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/senate-republicans-confirmed-allegiance-trump-else-acquitting/

PATHEOS
— Orange Beast Gone. Who Will Dems Hate Now? – DAVE ARMSTRONG
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2021/02/orange-beast-gone-who-will-dems-hate-now.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Who will the Trump-obsessed Democrats hate now? I agree with Rush Limbaugh: I think they will switch to hating all conservatives (Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables”). In fact they have already begun. We’re their desperately needed object of hatred: one big ugly mass of despised wicked “Trump voters” now twisted into the ridiculous caricature that they have made of President Trump for four years: a bunch of racists, sexists, anti-Mexican bigots and homophobes; anti-science troglodytes, etc. *
Keep it up, liberals. Keep lying about us, to replace your 24/7, five-year obsession with the Orange Beast and Demon from Hell (if you only still believed in the latter: maybe only for Trump, huh?). We still have the power to vote, and vote we will in November 2022, and it’s gonna be a massacre for the ages against your idiotic, immoral, clueless and radically secularist party.)

DAILY MAIL
— Democratic senator claims Republican lawmakers are ‘deathly afraid’ of Donald Trump and former president’s acquittal secures his spot as ‘leader of the GOP for the next four years’ – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9259483/Dem-senator-Republicans-deathly-afraid-Trump-acquittal-secures-spot-GOP-leader.html

February 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Congressional Budget Office expects $2.3T deficit before Biden COVID-19 relief plan – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/budget-office-expects-$23t-deficit-before-biden-relief-plan/10330923/

NBC5
— Biden Gets 62% Approval in CNBC Economic Survey, Topping First Ratings of the Last Four Presidents – Steve Liesman
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want Biden to see this as a mandate to immediately get rid of Trump-supporters once and for all.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/biden-gets-62-approval-in-cnbc-economic-survey-topping-first-ratings-of-the-last-four-presidents/2435520/

CBS2
— Republicans Mock Illinois House Democrats: Meet The New Rules, Same As Old Ones
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/11/republicans-mock-illinois-house-democrats-meet-the-new-rules-same-as-old-ones/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rep. Darin LaHood of Peoria put in charge of national Republican congressional fundraising – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-darin-lahood-republican-fundraising-20210211-ndmbzg4m6vhbjb24xrwnbvc2py-story.html
— Countersuit filed in Orland Park robocalls battle; mayor alleges fraudulent email – MIKE NOLAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-orland-park-robocalls-lawsuit-st-0212-20210211-2tv6eg6einaujdxunfigwj3wqi-story.html
— Prosecutors rest their case in impeachment trial, urge Senators to convict Trump or face dire democracy damage – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-impeachment-trial-20210211-7m24gu5flzeqlmqb6lxapp4sv4-story.html
— Trump impeachment trial Day 3 highlights: ‘We were invited’ and a quick defense – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-impeachment-trial-highlights-20210212-klem4gwjivgm3i52slfzg4htpm-story.html
— Biden wants to raise refugee admissions to 62,500, quadrupling Trump’s record-low limit – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-biden-refugee-admissions-20210211-zcdbtutuprapvk4l5qtg6rv2jm-story.html
— A look at how impeachment is playing (or isn’t) beyond cable news | Lightfoot, Preckwinkle reject Pritzker’s COVID-19 vaccination plan | Obama center foe takes his complaint to Biden – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-impeachment-interest-ignored-obama-center-biden-spin-20210211-32ngbki4nnewzhsm6wlf7wqiru-story.html
— Egging of student apartment displaying Israeli flag prompts University of Illinois police probe; school condemns anti-Semitism – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-university-of-illinois-israeli-flag-apartment-egging-20210211-5ett6oohjreprozcvd74mdiosq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Five reasons why the impeachment trial is absolutely crucial. The craving for a Trump conviction likely won’t be satisfied this week. But it’s important to see the forest for the trees: The nation needs this reckoning for many reasons.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/11/22276592/reasons-why-impeachment-trial-crucial-trump-s-e-cupp
— Rioters acted on Trump’s ‘order,’ Democrats say in impeachment trial – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied that they took adverse actions against me on orders from the following: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and/or e) those who I have sued.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/11/22278325/rioters-acted-trumps-order-democrats-say-impeachment-trial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Capitol attack not a finale, but an opening act. After impeachment, Democrats must quickly look to the future. Because the Capitol mob is coming back.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2021/2/11/22278141/capitol-mob-riot-jan-6-electoral-vote-certification-trump-impeachment-house-senate-trial-elections
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump can’t hang on to lawyers after false election claims. Since losing the November election to President Joe Biden, Donald Trump has been hemorrhaging attorneys.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/2/11/22278426/trump-cant-hang-lawyers-false-election-claims

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois House speaker term limits and other changes OK’d in party line split – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210210/illinois-house-speaker-term-limits-and-other-changes-okd-in-party-line-split

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Republicans sour on Trumpism plan to chart a new course High-ranking members of the GOP have started discussions about forcing a new direction for the GOP—or even a new party. Illinois’ own Adam Kinzinger addressed the group in a Feb. 5 Zoom call. – Bloomberg
(DIERSEN: I am a member of the platform faction inside the GOP. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/republicans-sour-trumpism-plan-chart-new-course
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A poll of the participants in what McMullin called the “new conservative summit” found that 43% want to establish a new faction inside the GOP that would support candidates and back officials such as Representative Liz Cheney who want the party to move on from Trump, he said, noting that 40% of participants wanted a new party, even knowing the challenges.)

SOUTHERN
— What Kinzinger vs. Trump tells us about the Illinois GOP – Jim Nowlan
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-jim-nowlan-what-kinzinger-vs-trump-tells-us-about-the-illinois-gop/article_8a936003-baca-5d0c-b2ca-9eb090c925a5.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So, Adam has become the darling of suburban Dems and maybe 15-20% of GOP voters who, like me, agree with his criticism of Trump. Not a recipe for success in a statewide primary for U.S. Senate or governor, unless he stirs up several opponents, and can then win with 30% or so of the vote. Trump loyalists in my rural area appear to be sticking with the ex-president. They believe he speaks their blunt language to the powers that be and represents them more effectively than anyone ever has or ever will. . .Not to be cast aside entirely, the Illinois GOP this past week narrowly defeated a Trump conservative, and elected as state chair a calm, mainstream Republican lawyer from the remarkably successful Tracy family of western Illinois. Tracy siblings operate and wholly own the 6,000-employee DOT Foods enterprise of tiny Mount Sterling in equally minuscule Brown County. Don Tracy may not himself be in the Griffin billionaire class (I don’t know), but he sure has the stature to get his phone calls returned from traditional, major GOP donors. At present, the Illinois GOP holds no state offices and but one-third of legislative and congressional seats. It has no money, and an uncomfortable, at best, relationship with the Trump base; after all, the Tracy forces worked hard to eke out a narrow win over a Trump candidate for party chair. Illinois needs a competitive two-party political system. I commend Don Tracy for taking on a thankless role, but I worry that the GOP, both nationally and in Illinois, is in for a rough ride until we get past the Trump era.)

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Rep. Darin LaHood of Peoria put in charge of national Republican congressional fundraising – RICK PEARSON
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/rep-darin-lahood-of-peoria-put-in-charge-of-national-republican-congressional-fundraising/article_31e204e6-b87a-54d5-8727-04744b5e1048.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Criminal element well represented in Illinois Senate – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/jim-dey-criminal-element-well-represented-in-illinois-senate/article_aaaa5a1c-1ec1-59a5-87d1-4e326dc7ee18.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois Lawmaker Proposes Unfunded Mandate Ban – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=318814#.YCXHcS4XCM8

ELGIN PATCH
— About half of all police officers in Kane County municipalities opted not to take the coronavirus vaccine, a board member said last week. – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/elgin/s/hf9sm/50-of-officers-rejected-coronavirus-vaccine-kane-co-official

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Tribune Adds Support for Keeping John Lausch as U.S. Attorney
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/tribune-adds-support-for-keeping-john-lausch-as-u-s-attorney/
— IL-16: Adam Kinzinger to be Challenged Again by James Marter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/marter021121/
— ASKING AGAIN: Now That Underwood Is On Appropriations Committee, Will She Be Able to Get Covid Money for McHenry County?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/il-14-now-that-underwood-is-on-appropriations-committee-will-she-be-able-to-get-covid-money-for-mchenry-county-copy/
— Even Wall Street Journal Notices Illinois U.S. Attorney’s Corruption Fighting Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/even-wall-street-journal-notices-illinois-u-s-attorneys-corruption-fighting-record/
— FOID Card Roundup in Lake in the Hills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/foid-card-roundup-in-lake-in-the-hills/
— Corruption Bipartisan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/corruption-bilpartisan/
— Interested in Getting Involved in County Government?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/interested-in-getting-involved-in-county-government/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township Clerk Resigned – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/dupage-township-clerk-resigned/

CAPITOL FAX
— DuPage sheriff says end of cash bail would hurt his inmate addiction program, but he’s being sued over that program
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/11/dupage-sheriff-says-end-of-cash-bail-would-hurt-his-inmate-addiction-program-but-hes-being-sued-over-that-program/
— 2,838 new confirmed and probable cases; 102 additional deaths; 1,954 hospitalized; 448 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 3.9 percent average test positivity rate; 56,094 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/11/2838-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-102-additional-deaths-1954-hospitalized-448-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-39-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-56094-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How Biden is allowing Chinese govt. to quietly creep onto U.S. college campuses – Bill Gertz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/11/how-biden-allowing-chinese-govt-quietly-creep-us-c/
— GOP demands Pelosi pay fine for bypassing metal detectors – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/11/gop-demands-nancy-pelosi-pay-fine-bypassing-metal-/
— Project Veritas suspended by Twitter after story on hate speech algorithms – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/11/project-veritas-suspended-by-twitter-after-story-o/

FOX NEWS
— Gaetz tells Kinzinger to ‘bring it’ as GOP feud heats up. Twitter spat illustrates the divide in Republican Party between Trump supporters and critics. Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gaetz-tells-kinzinger-to-bring-it-as-gop-feud-heats-up

GOPUSA
— Pope Attempts To Blend Christian Church With Marx’s Socialism In Policy Address
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106417
— CDC Study Finds Two Masks Are Better Than One Vs. COVID-19; Why Not Three?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106384
— BofA Accused Of Helping The Feds ‘Ferret Out Conservatives’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106398

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media falsely ties Capitol Hill insurrection to increase in firearm sales
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/insurrection-gun-sales/

TOWNHALL
— Stop Calling It an ‘Insurrection’ – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/02/11/stop-calling-it-an-insurrection-n2584502

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— If Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is the Standard, What About Democrat ‘Kingmaker’ Rev. Al Sharpton? – Larry Elder
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.snappages.site/blog/2021/02/11/if-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-is-the-standard-what-about-democrat-kingmaker-rev-al-sharpton

EPOCH TIMES
— 70 Percent of Republicans Would Consider Joining Trump-Led Party, Poll Finds
https://www.theepochtimes.com/70-percent-of-republicans-would-consider-joining-trump-led-third-party-poll-finds_3693713.html

POLITICO
— NRCC will ‘absolutely’ support Republicans who backed impeachment, finance chair says. The campaign arm for House Republicans has a longstanding policy of staying out of primaries — something that helps Rep. Darin LaHood stay above fray. – SHIA KAPOS
(DIERSEN: 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/11/nrcc-republicans-impeachment-darin-lahood-468767
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Darin LaHood, a vocal ally of Donald Trump, said Thursday that the campaign arm of House Republicans won’t seek to punish members of the conference who supported impeaching the former president. The Illinois Republican was named finance chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday, just as the organization unveiled its strategy for retaking the House after the party made a surprisingly strong showing in the 2020 election.)
— National Republicans dive into Newsom recall push. The Republican National Committee is sending $250,000 to help the state GOP force a vote over whether the first-term Democrat should remain in office. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/11/california-newsom-recall-republicans-468747

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “House managers argue impeachment is about preventing future Trump abuses.”
https://news.yahoo.com/house-managers-argue-impeachment-preventing-003146630.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Rioters acted on Trump’s ‘order,’ Democrats say in trial
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied that they took adverse actions against me on orders from the following: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and/or e) those who I have sued.)
https://www.kltv.com/2021/02/11/chilling-video-footage-becomes-key-exhibit-trump-impeachment-trial/

CBS BALTIMORE
— ‘Trump Demanded It’ | Attorney For Maryland Man Facing Riot Charges Says He Went To U.S. Capitol ‘At The Request Of The President’ – Mike Hellgren
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied that they took adverse actions against me on orders from the following: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and/or e) those who I have sued.)
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/02/11/trump-demanded-it-attorney-for-maryland-man-facing-riot-charges-says-he-went-to-u-s-capitol-at-the-request-of-the-president/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Was Sicker Than Acknowledged With Covid-19. When hospitalized with the coronavirus in October, his blood oxygen levels had plunged and officials feared he was on the verge of being placed on a ventilator.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/us/politics/trump-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. federal debt to exceed size of economy even before Biden stimulus is approved, CBO says. CBO’s deficit projections come the day after the Federal Reserve chairman warned of the dangers of high unemployment. – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/02/11/cbo-deficit-debt-stimulus/