April 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus cases rise above 10K, including 243 deaths; Gov. Pritzker recommends wearing masks in stores – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/the-number-is-sobering-illinois-covid-19-cases-top-10k/6076957/
— Coronavirus in US: Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-toughest-weeks-ahead-as-coronavirus-spreads/6077151/
— Coronavirus deaths: Walmart to limit number of shoppers in stores after 2 Evergreen Park employees die of COVID-19 – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/walmart-ramps-up-protection-efforts-after-2-workers-die-of-covid-19-in-south-suburbs/6076361/

NBC5
— Illinois Now Reporting More Than 10,000 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-now-reporting-over-10000-confirmed-cases-of-coronavirus/2250433/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago Amazon workers refusing to go to work due to COVID-19 concerns – Tia Ewing
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-amazon-workers-refusing-to-go-to-work-due-to-covid-19-concerns

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State passes 10,000 known cases of COVID-19, with 1,453 new known cases and 33 additional deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200404-vpzpqvhf5vdmvnkdnpjm5x36rm-story.html
— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vows to seize ventilators and PPE from private hospitals and companies not using them: ‘Let them sue me’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200403-x54uffc44zagtoj3uadzcgxoze-story.html
— Democrats want to provide mail-in ballots amid COVID-19. Republicans don’t. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-coronavirus-mail-ballots-20200404-kdvbtbaexffnnhypukvzyy53km-story.html
— Cutthroat suppliers, shady middlemen, soaring prices: The hunt for medical supplies creates a marketplace of desperation – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-medical-supply-shortages-bidding-war-20200404-4qput5nm7bhepdjyv3rydstlca-story.html
— 2 more nursing home residents die after contracting COVID-19 as DuPage County cases surpass 600 – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-deaths-nursing-homes-20200404-bckmjn3m6bgi3kvjpvrmnfgc64-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— April 4 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/april-4-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The first downtown weed shops get state approval – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/first-downtown-weed-shops-get-state-approval

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— An Obama adviser summons a volunteer army to defeat President Trump – Linda Killian
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Book-World-An-Obama-adviser-summons-a-volunteer-15178815.php
— Lawmakers looking forward to ‘normalcy’ – BEN ORNER 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Lawmakers-looking-forward-to-15179193.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— NRA sues New York Governor Cuomo after gun stores deemed non-essential during pandemic
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/nra-sues-new-york-governor-cuomo-after-gun-stores-deemed-non-essential-during-pandemic
— Stocks drop as coronavirus crunches the job market, economy – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/stocks-drop-as-coronavirus-crunches-the-job-market-economy

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Walmart limiting number of customers allowed in stores due to coronavirus – JARROD CLAY
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/walmart-limiting-number-of-customers-allowed-in-stores-due-to-coronavirus

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor releases numbers – The Devil in the details? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-governor-releases-numbers-the-devil-in-the-the-details/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— As unemployment claims stack up in Illinois, application problems persist – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist
— Delayed convention forces Biden to put campaign funds on ice for weeks – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/delayed-convention-forces-biden-to-put-campaign-funds-on-ice-for-weeks

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Demands ‘Critical’ Racial Data of those with Coronavirus – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/elizabeth-warren-demands-critical-racial-data-those-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— California Providing Millions Of Dollars For Illegal Alien Business Owners Not Covered By Coronavirus Stimulus – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/04/newsom-millions-illegal-aliens-business-owners-coronavirus-stimulus/

DAILY WIRE
— Democrat Congressman Demands Coronavirus Checks Be Sent To Illegal Immigrants – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-congressman-demands-coronavirus-checks-be-sent-to-illegal-immigrants

NEWSMAX
— Fed’s Barkin: Employment Data to Get Worse Before Getting Better – 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/economy/fed-barkin-employment-worse/2020/04/03/id/961321/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Liberal Media Blanket Country With Virus Untruths – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/04/04/liberal-media-blankets-country-virus-untruths

TOWNHALL
— Coronavirus Swept Away America’s Impeachment ‘Hangover’ but Important Lessons Remain – Ryan Shucard
https://townhall.com/columnists/ryanshucard/2020/04/04/coronavirus-swept-away-americas-impeachment-hangover-but-important-lessons-remain-n2566347

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Limbaugh: Coronavirus Lockdown Isn’t Sustainable, “We Cannot Go On Like This For Months” – Ian Schwartz 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/01/limbaugh_coronavirus_lockdown_isnt_sustainable_we_cannot_go_on_like_this_for_months.html
— Ben Shapiro: China Destroyed The World Economy – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/03/ben_shapiro_china_destroyed_the_world_economy.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Decentralized leadership raises questions about Trump coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491093-decentralized-leadership-raises-questions-about-trump-coronavirus

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/04/04/coronavirus-government-dysfunction/
— The only official fired over the virus? A captain who tried to protect his crew. – Max Boot 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/only-official-fired-over-virus-captain-who-tried-protect-his-crew/
— Ford and GM are undertaking a warlike effort to produce ventilators. It may fall short and come too late Inside the auto giants’ efforts to build prototypes and revamp factories to produce tens of thousands of ventilators in time for covid-19 patients. – Reed Albergotti and Faiz Siddiqui 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/04/ventilators-coronavirus-ford-gm/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How Trump’s attempts to win the daily news cycle feed a chaotic coronavirus response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-daily-reality-show-coronavirus-response/2020/04/04/97932e34-75c5-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is trying to undermine the government’s independent watchdogs — again.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-is-trying-to-undermine-the-governments-independent-watchdogs–again/2020/04/04/7fd99dba-75e2-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Wondering what’s behind Trump’s improved poll numbers?” and says “His attacks on the press.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/wondering-whats-behind-trumps-improved-poll-numbers-his-attacks-on-the-press/2020/04/03/e23c7880-7527-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Job Losses Will Exceed The Great Recession’s.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2020/04/04/trumps-job-losses-will-exceed-the-great-recessions/

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Illinois Confronts a Chaotic White House Approach to the Coronavirus.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/illinois-confronts-a-chaotic-white-house-approach-to-the-coronavirus

April 3 Evening Edition

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

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

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

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rip into Jared Kushner over federal medical supply stockpile comments – JAMIE MUNKS and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-lightfoot-kushner-20200404-hbht7efh7vec5oss4rccpstb4e-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: In biggest one-day jump yet, officials announce 1,209 new known COVID-19 cases and 53 more deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200403-dr4twatabrcx5ccwzcws4uwngu-story.html
— Billionaire Ken Griffin, Illinois’ richest resident, sets up emergency trading base at Florida hotel – BEN WIEDER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-citadel-florida-four-seasons-20200403-qqlblyvxendatdwu5kg7c2nrcu-story.html
— Willowbrook nursing home records its 7th death as DuPage’s COVID-19 toll rises to 17. Officials working with care facilities to combat rise in number of cases. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-deaths-nursing-homes-20200403-2jk6l35v3vdt3dedt6qc32bmw4-story.html
— COVID-19 may throw a generation of college grads off their career paths. Some Chicago companies already are cutting internships. – ROBERT CHANNICK (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government, at least in Illinois. If you are a federal employee in Illinois who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who does not make the following promotion deadlines, your career is more than off path, it is over: GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-college-students-summer-internships-virtual-20200403-4nxduwkgqnd5db5k4pw3r5r5le-story.html
— Should you tell your landlord if you have coronavirus? As Chicago tenants get requests to disclose, experts say such attempts are misguided – Ariel Cheung
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-re-landlord-diagnosis-report-20200403-bajrvqewc5hhtc36zazmogja74-story.html
— Illinois Democratic Party seeks to amend delegate meeting plans to deal with coronavirus – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-democratic-delegates-20200403-qj6ldrjyezc2bkhefb72bwe7ga-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot needs to face fiscal reality – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, state and local governments are acting like they are going to get a great big federal bailout.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-lightfoot-vallas-city-budget-20200403-wl5xc7whujce5gdy2c5ooga7vm-story.html
— Worship services should not be exempt from stay-at-home orders – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-church-services-coronavirus-chapman-20200403-xxknhzndavabrlmc3f3w7pbpcm-story.html
— If you get the coronavirus, would you, should you, make it public? – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-coronavirus-public-20200403-2cmbe4n43feitddrkmeeeze4aq-story.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump unleashes fury at impeachment enemies after acquittal – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-unleashes-fury-at-impeachment-enemies-after-acquittal/5908053/
— Former legislative inspector general claims Ethics Commission squashed investigations into wrongdoing – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-legislative-inspector-general-claims-ethics-commission-squashed-investigations/5909318/

NBC5
— DNC Chair Calls for ‘Recanvass’ of Iowa Results After Delays – Steve Peoples, Julie Pace and Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/dem-chair-calls-for-iowa-to-recanvass-caucus-vote/2214319/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— AP unable to declare winner of Iowa caucuses – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ap-unable-to-declare-winner-of-iowa-caucuses

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump takes scorched-earth victory lap after impeachment acquittal, slamming Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-donald-trump-impeachment-20200206-5jepwvagkzebvpukhl3ffwlnv4-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A marijuana dispensary wants to open on Randolph Street, near Haymarket’s addiction treatment center. ‘This will trigger patients to relapse.’ – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-west-loop-legal-weed-dispute-20200206-3kzuflitzbhp7jg6udyoop6jyy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Black Trump-haters promote Black hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-donald-trump-state-of-the-union-blacks-20200206-pgqc5lavjbdl7gapli5gfphh7i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin’s dominance doesn’t deter Illinois GOP Senate candidates Five candidates are running for a shot against longtime Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/2/6/21127151/gop-senator-candidates-illinois-republicans
— Iowa app mess offers lessons to Democrats The Iowa caucus was a disaster because the Democratic Party made the same mistake many banks make. Will they learn from it? – Neil Steinberg 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/6/21126319/iowa-caucuses-app-results-delay-voting-democratic-presidential-primary-steinberg

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County College investigating after Turning Point event flyers replaced with Antifa posters – Katie Smith, Drew Zimmerman, Cassie Buchman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/mchenry-county-college-investigating-after-turning-point-event-flyers-replaced-with-antifa-posters
— McHenry County lawmakers, candidates call for resignation, investigation into allegations against Franks – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/mchenry-county-lawmakers-candidates-call-for-resignation-investigation-into-allegations-against-franks
— DuPage opioid deaths decrease by 2, but coroner still calls numbers ‘not good’ – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/dupage-opioid-deaths-decrease-by-2-but-coroner-still-calls-numbers-not-good
— GOP Senate candidates generally support gun rights, oppose new restrictions – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/gop-senate-candidates-generally-support-gun-rights-oppose-new-restrictions
— How Hinsdale students booked all 5 GOP Senate candidates for forum – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200+ attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200206/how-hinsdale-students-booked-all-5-gop-senate-candidates-for-forum

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Sen. Duckworth not in support of Pelosi ripping up Trump’s SOTU speech – Sarah Hayden
https://qctimes.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/sen-duckworth-not-in-support-of-pelosi-ripping-up-trump/article_1e2acd6d-053b-5eaf-820f-55886adf951e.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Early voting begins in wake of caucus chaos, impeachment drama – Kevin Haas
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200206/early-voting-begins-in-wake-of-caucus-chaos-impeachment-drama

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Anti-fascist, conservative flyers linked to McHenry County College investigation – KATIE SMITH, DREW ZIMMERMAN, CASSIE BUCHMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/02/06/anti-fascist-conservative-flyers-linked-to-mchenry-county-college-investigation/ai7pb36/

HERALD NEWS
— Crete pro-Trump rally organizers defend against allegations of holding anti-LGBTQ event – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: This rally was held at the northeast corner of Main & Exchange in Crete where I spent the first 5 years of my life in an apartment above my grandfather’s hardware store.)
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/04/crete-pro-trump-rally-organizers-defend-against-allegations-of-holding-anti-lgbtq-event/aompcju/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The organizers of a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Crete last Saturday have been defending themselves against allegations that their event was anti-LGBTQ. Brandon Harris, an organizer from Joliet, said about 100 people attended the rally. He added that some community members made critical comments on social media about one attendee’s rainbow-colored flag which read, “Trump 2020. (Expletive) your feelings.” Harris is the executive director of Freedom Movement USA, a political action committee that has organized multiple rallies like the one in Crete around the Midwest and specifically in Will County, in the weeks since Trump was impeached. Harris said the criticism was a misunderstanding and that the attendee’s flag was not intended to be anti-LGBTQ, but simply supportive of Trump. “We support gay men and women,” he said. “We support good people who have conservative values.” Brandon Perry, 23, a Beecher native, said he was the attendee who brought the flag. He said he purchased a pro-Trump rainbow flag because he is gay. “I wanted people to see that gay people do support the president,” Perry said. Harris also said he’s worked with conservative activists who identify as LGBTQ within his organization. He said Freedom Movement USA even partnered with the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois, a conservative group focused on LGBTQ inclusivity. Ethan Slyder, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois, voiced support for Harris and his organization via a statement saying they’ve treated those of every race, gender, creed and sexual orientation “with the utmost respect.” Harris said he and his fellow organizers also had heard concerns from locals on social media about the rally taking place at the intersection of Main and Exchange streets near the Crete United Methodist Church. Amy Perez, a resident of nearby Steger who also helped organize the rally, said she’d seen the backlash on social media, including concerns that the rally happened near the church. She said she wanted to make sure the public understood the rally was not a church event. That was also the concern of Rev. Kristen Larsen, the lead pastor at Crete United Methodist. She said she’d heard anecdotally in the days after the rally that some community members were wondering whether it was a church event. “We didn’t know anything about this,” Larsen said. Perez added that while the reaction was not quite what she’d expected, their primary goal was to “unite the people of the town.”)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Wins with Sue Rezin Not Earning Elise Stefanik PAC Backing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-jim-oberweis-wins-with-sue-rezin-not-earning-elise-stefanik-pac-backing/ 
— Weber Chides Madigan for Releasing Jack Franks Search Warrant
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/__trashed/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases 2nd Video with Lou Holtz
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-2nd-video-with-lou-holtz/ 
— Illinois 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Rolls Out Additional Endorsements
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/illinois-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-rolls-out-additional-endorsements/ 
— Effective Tax Rates Remain High in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/effective-tax-rates-remain-high-in-mchenry-county/ 
— IL-14: Anthony Catella’s Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-anthony-catellas-speech/ 
— Investigation of Jack Franks’ Extracurricular Springfield Activity Reaches Quincy Television
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/investigation-of-jack-franks-extrcurricular-springfield-activity-reaches-quincy-television/ 
— Franks’ Host Committee Co-Chairman’s Criminal Trial Delayed Until Next Year
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/franks-host-committee-co-chairmans-criminal-trial-delayed-until-next-year/ 
— Franks Sexual Misconduct Charges Make Channel 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/05/franks-sexual-charges-make-channel-5/
— IL-14: Ives Checks (as in Hockey) “Fact Checking” PolitiFact
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/il-14-ives-checks-as-in-hockey-fact-checking-politifact/ 
— Daily Herald Decides to Cover Call for Jack Franks to Resign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/daily-herald-decides-to-cover-call-for-jack-franks-to-resign/ 
— Despite No Decision in Justin Hanson Petition Challenge, His Name Is On the Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/despite-no-decision-in-justin-hanson-petition-challenge-his-name-is-on-the-ballot/ 
— Don Brewer Stays on Ballot for Judge Despite Democrats Efforts to Toss Him Off
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/06/don-brewer-stays-on-ballot-for-judge-despite-democrats-efforts-to-toss-him-off/

CAPITOL FAX
— Asked about Madigan, McSweeney blasts GOP leaders: “Schneider is a joke, Durkin and Brady are clowns”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/06/asked-about-madigan-mcsweeney-blasts-gop-leaders-schneider-is-a-joke-durkin-and-brady-are-clowns/
— Richard Porter’s latest idea is a doozy
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/06/porters-latest-idea-is-a-doozy/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Nancy Pelosi pre-ripped pages during SOTU speech, Trump campaign says – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/6/nancy-pelosi-pre-ripped-pages-during-sotu-speech-t/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘Enough is Enough’: DNC Chair Calls on Iowa Dems to ‘Immediately Begin a Recanvass’ Due to Botched Vote Count – ZACHARY EVANS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/enough-is-enough-dnc-chair-calls-on-iowa-dems-to-immediately-begin-a-recanvass-due-to-botched-vote-count/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See A Stronger America, Optimistic About Future
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/america_s_best_days

February 2 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Bloomberg campaign calls Trump ‘pathological liar’ with a ‘spray-on tan’ after Trump makes box claim
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bloomberg-campaign-calls-trump-pathological-liar-with-a-spray-on-tan-after-trump-makes-box-claim

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/02/chicago-hosts-cannabis-resource-fair-to-help-people-profit-from-pot/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fact-check: Pritzker’s spotlight on state unemployment on the mark — but it doesn’t shed much light Pritzker is correct that Illinois saw a greater drop in its over-the-year unemployment rate than any of the other states he referenced. But it’s worth noting those states saw very similar changes in their unemployment rates. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/2/21117329/fact-check-pritzker-illinois-unemployment-state-of-state-jobs
— Dan Lipinski has cash advantage over rivals Marie Newman, Rush Darwish in big Democratic primary In the major GOP Chicago area primary, state Sen. Jim Oberweis $1 million loan to his campaign boosts his cash advantage over state Sen. Sue Rezin and Ted Gradel. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/2/21119377/dan-lipinski-has-cash-advantage-over-rivals-marie-newman-rush-darwish-in-democratic-congress-primary
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/2/21119464/bud-and-breakfast-offers-pot-centric-accommodations-trippers-high-legalization

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County road districts name Pritzker as defendant in township elimination lawsuit – Nabiha Asim
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/31/mchenry-county-road-districts-name-pritzker-as-defendant-in-township-elimination-lawsuit/a2rqiv7/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker’s state of state address quiet on population loss, barely touches on pension debt – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-s-state-of-state-address-quiet-on-population-loss/article_31e5bb68-445d-11ea-91d8-93b44154aa48.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Daily Herald Criticizes Nunda Township Board for Referendum Asking for Township Abolition in 2037
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/02/daily-herald-criticizes-nunda-township-board-for-referendum-asking-for-township-abolition-in-2037/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Chicago groups launch $10M legal aid plan for immigrants, ex-inmates – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/2/groups-launch-10m-legal-aid-plan-for-immigrants-ex/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Buttigieg says he does not regret claiming Trump supporters ignore racism ‘at best’ – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/buttigieg-says-he-does-not-regret-claiming-trump-supporters-ignore-racism-at-best
— ‘He’s a communist’: Trump trashes Sanders ahead of Iowa caucuses – Madison Dibble & Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hes-a-communist-trump-trashes-sanders-ahead-of-iowa-caucuses
— ‘His fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan’: Bloomberg campaign mocks Trump while denying debate ‘box’ claim – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/his-fake-hair-his-obesity-and-his-spray-on-tan-bloomberg-campaign-mocks-trump-while-denying-debate-box-claim
— RNC chairwoman says she’s ‘not concerned about any’ 2020 Democrats posing threat to Trump reelection – Caitlin Yilek 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rnc-chairwoman-says-shes-not-concerned-about-any-2020-democrats

TOWNHALL
— Buttigieg: I Know 63 Million People Voted for Trump But They’re Still Racist – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/02/02/watch-buttigieg-doubles-down-on-his-previous-statement-that-trump-supporters-are-racist-n2560560
— Meet the ‘Moderate’ Candidate of the Democrat Party – Wayne Allyn Root
https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2020/02/02/meet-the-moderate-candidate-of-the-democrat-party-n2560536

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— RNC Chair: Polling Suggests Trump Is in ‘Good Shape’ to Win Re-Election – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/rnc-trump-in-good-shape-win-re-election/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Interviewed by Fox’s Sean Hannity Ahead of Super Bowl Trump reveals he ‘would love’ to run against Michael Bloomberg – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-interviewed-by-foxs-sean-hannity-ahead-of-super-bowl_3224715.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Tech companies’ scattershot war on disinformation isn’t working – Editorial
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tech-companies-scattershot-war-on-disinformation-isnt-working/2020/01/30/677b4be0-42bd-11ea-b503-2b077c436617_story.html

BOSTON GLOBE
— When you hear ‘electability,’ think women and people of color When on the ballot, women of all races and men of color win elections as often as white men do. – Brenda Choresi Carter (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to anti-Republicans, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/02/opinion/when-you-hear-electability-think-women-people-color/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Americans Stuck to Their Views on Trump Through Impeachment Trial Some 46% of voters said the Senate should remove the president from office, while 49% said he should serve out his term, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll – Aaron Zitner
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-stuck-to-their-views-on-trump-through-impeachment-trial-11580652187

WORLD TRIBUNE
— Democrats’ 2020 strategy: ‘You’re a moron, now vote for me’
https://www.worldtribune.com/democrats-2020-strategy-youre-a-moron-now-vote-for-me/

LINKED IN
— When Your Manager Doesn’t Want You To Succeed – Liz Ryan (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They only want those who they can manipulate/dominate to succeed. They do not want those who share my demographics to succeed. I would focus on my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-your-manager-doesnt-want-you-succeed-liz-ryan

February 2 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Nimish Jani Elected to Represent IL-8 on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee
https://illinois.gop/category/news/
(PRESS RELEASE: Nimish Jani of Cook County was elected to represent the 8th Congressional District on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee. The Committee is the governing body of the Illinois Republican Party and is comprised of members elected from each of Illinois’ 18 Congressional districts. Nimish’s election followed a vacancy on the Committee after the resignation of former State Central Committeeman Ryan Higgins. Nimish was elected by a weighted vote of the Republican county chairman who represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties. The weighted vote is determined by the number of Republican primary voters who cast a ballot in each county during the previous Republican Primary Election. Applications to the position were made open to the public after Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider declared the position vacant last month. The Republican county chairman in the district convened a meeting this past weekend and heard testimony from each of the two applicants to the position, followed by a question and answer session. After deliberation, the county chairman elected Nimish Jani to the Illinois Republican State Central Committee. “I’d like to thank the Republican County Chairmen of the 8th Congressional District for running a smooth and transparent process to fill the vacancy. The Chairman acted quickly and professionally to ensure the 8th congressional district’s representation on the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee,” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider. “Nimish is a leader in his community and I look forward to working with him to grow our party, engage diverse communities and expand our party’s big tent. I know Nimish will be an important part of our work electing Republicans up and down the ticket in 2020.”)

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chicago LGBTQ advocates celebrate their success. Soon, if not already, no one will be allowed to live in Chicago, to work in Chicago, or to do anything else in Chicago unless they promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://abc7chicago.com/5897983/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for what makes Americans dissatisfied with the state of the union.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/polling-americans-dissatisfied-with-the-state-of-the-union

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Is Bernie Sanders’ angry army really what Democrats want? – BRET STEPHENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-bernie-bros-iowa-caucuses-20200202-dvvltqiei5azhnu5zoqtbugdym-story.html
— ‘Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,’ the hero’s journey – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-clarence-thomas-movie-kass-20200131-gwk4vb6gvzgrjap77ohmj5jdlm-story.html
— Alec Baldwin’s Trump returns as ‘SNL’ takes impeachment to Judge Mathis’ courtroom – CHRIS BARTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-snl-alec-baldwin-trump-20200202-chgljtuoybg2hcjlrftwrzf3bu-story.html
— 5 hours, 4 candidates, 1 city: 2020 Democratic presidential front-runners converge on Cedar Rapids with closing pitches to take on Trump – BILL RUTHHART and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-2020-iowa-democratic-presidential-caucuses-cedar-rapids-20200202-buurhyl5abaixgv466rrifep24-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Democrats should put Trump on thin ice before the State of the Union speech.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-democrats-should-put-trump-on-thin-ice-before-the-state-of-the-union-speech-20200201-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “There’s only one way to remove Donald Trump from office.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-beating-donald-trump-20200202-skkgh7nsafg3jktcpz53ttkk2i-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Nunda Township and McHenry Township: Consolidation proposal is the ultimate in government foot-dragging – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200201/editorial-consolidation-proposal-is-the-ultimate-in-government-foot-dragging

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker’s state of the state speech an extended victory lap – Doug Fink
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200202/statehouse-insider-pritzkers-state-of-state-speech-extended-victory-lap

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/02/01/how-hot-is-cannabis-industry-thousands-crowd-into-citys-first-resource-fair-to-break-into-the-business/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Super Bowl Meme Reminds Every one of His Big Weakness
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/01/il-14-jim-oberweis-super-bowl-meme-reminds-everyone-of-his-big-weakness/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Age of Entitlement’ When America took a wrong turn – John R. Coyne Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/book-review-the-age-of-entitlement/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The puzzle of racial preferences – Coleman Hughes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-puzzle-of-racial-preferences

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats Becoming More Desperate…and More Dangerous – Dave Ball
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/democrats_becoming_more_desperateand_more_dangerous.html
— Why won’t the Washington Post acknowledge how pro-gay Israel is? – Michael Berenhaus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/why_wont_the_washington_post_acknowledge_how_progay_israel_is.html
— President of Mexico now being called ‘Trump’s enforcer’ – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/president_of_mexico_now_being_called_trumps_enforcer.html

BREITBART
— Rahm Emanuel: Democrats Must Build ‘Metropolitan Majority’ to Rule for ‘Years’ – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats attract to metropolitan areas individuals, organizations, and companies that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/01/rahm-emanuel-democrats-must-build-metropolitan-majority-to-rule-for-years/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Define Down Social Justice – Loyd Pettegrew
https://townhall.com/columnists/loydpettegrew/2020/02/01/democrats-define-down-social-justice-n2560393

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— CNN Condemns Trump Coronavirus Task Force For “Lack of Diversity” – Mike LaChance 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/cnn-condemns-trump-coronavirus-task-force-for-lack-of-diversity/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Democrats attack Trump as racist after he expands travel ban to six new countries – Victor Rantala 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/02/02/democrats-attack-trump-as-racist-after-he-expands-travel-ban-to-six-new-countries-881994

THE HILL
— ‘Saturday Night Live’ presents Trump impeachment trial ‘you wish had happened’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/481062-saturday-night-live-presents-trump-impeachment-trial-you-wish-had-happened

NEW YORK TIMES
— Affirmative Action: The Uniquely American Experiment – Orlando Patterson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/30/books/review/the-affirmative-action-puzzle-melvin-i-urofsky.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Republicans who once scorned Trump rally to save his presidency – CHRIS MEGERIAN, NOAH BIERMAN
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-02-01/republicans-who-once-scorned-trump-rally-to-save-his-presidency

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— Sanders campaign workers want to ‘guillotine the rich,’ send Republicans to gulags – Victor Joecks
https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/victor-joecks/victor-joecks-sanders-campaign-workers-want-to-guillotine-the-rich-send-republicans-to-gulags-1948876/

DENVER POST
— Denver dispensary burglaries hit 3-year high as 2019 ended with rash of armed robberies Employees at marijuana businesses “absolutely” worried about more robberies, attorney says – TINEY RICCIARDI
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/01/20/denver-marijuana-burglaries-increase/#

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Bloomberg Offers Trillions in Tax Increases to Pay for His Agenda Billionaire Democratic presidential candidate proposes raising taxes on high-income individuals, estates, corporations and other businesses – Richard Rubin and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bloomberg-offers-trillions-in-tax-increases-to-pay-for-his-agenda-11580578200

January 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Republicans lack votes to block John Bolton, other witnesses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-trial-gets-more-pointed-with-bolton-book-at-the-center/5887841/
— Gov. JB Pritzker delivers State of the State address in Springfield Wednesday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-delivers-state-of-the-state-address-wednesday/5887994/
— Man facing marijuana charge starts smoking in front of Tennessee judge
https://abc7chicago.com/5888062/

NBC5
— Pritzker Takes Aim at Corruption in State of the State Address “We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption — in both parties — whose presence infects the bloodstream of government,” Pritzker said – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-to-deliver-state-of-the-state-address/2209563/

CBS2
— Illinois Discloses New Problems With Voter Registration – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/state-discloses-new-problems-with-voter-registration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/city-announces-cannabis-resource-fair-on-saturday-to-help-chicagoans-navigate-legal-weed-industry/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Springfield mayor, Sangamon County coroner killed in plane crash A small plane carrying Frank Edwards, his wife, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, and another man crashed in a central Illinois field Tuesday. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21113764/frank-edwards-cinda-dead-plane-crash-springfield-mayor
— Pritzker urges ethics reform in State of the State address: ‘ We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ The governor said it’s time for Illinois to enact a revolving-door policy: “Elected officials shouldn’t be allowed to retire and immediately start lobbying their former colleagues. … It’s wrong, and it’s got to stop.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/29/21113730/pritzker-state-of-the-state-address-corruption-lobbying
— Peggy Hubbard, U.S. Senate Republican candidate profile Her top legislative priorities include taxes and the elimination of wasteful spending. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21086039/peggy-hubbard-us-senate-republican-candidate-2020-primary-election

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois needs to ‘root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ in State of State speech – JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-state-of-the-state-20200129-vs7zy7ctbfcxpfzxjz3run3oli-story.html
— Faux Dem convention at Stevenson High School aims at Trump, draws GOP fire – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-stevenson-democratic-meeting-st-0130-20200129-dm3tyun4crczdlctejxgryzwji-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0130-20200129-uiapxrhs3nee5od4tqkkwjkt4u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote protest-style hair.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-black-student-locs-barred-from-graduation-0129-20200129-5peptdf3sjhdrdldqhb3r2sggm-story.html
— Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the questions special prosecutor Dan Webb should answer – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-chicago-crime-dan-webb-20200129-jwzn72vqqfhbvnyarmlfdqyjqi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fearing Bolton’s impeachment testimony, GOP senators battle possible outbreak of ‘information virus'”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-bolton-testify-questions-hearing-gop-huppke-20200129-qcer27g7cvcefcw3qw7ufpgnju-story.html
— Establishment Democrats face a dilemma: How to do in Bernie Sanders without alienating his young voters – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-democrats-kass-20200129-hnwvtjgbs5aqplmd55vj7v357a-story.html
— State moves on airport, casinos and cannabis are making major impacts in south suburbs — and so is corruption; ‘Every legislator should be put on notice’ – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-pritzker-state-address-st-0130-20200129-acq3xcc2njf63haoi5gy7q2e24-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Enough is enough’: Amid anonymous mailers, robocalls, Elk Grove mayor starts ‘naming names’ – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/enough-is-enough-amid-anonymous-mailers-robocalls-elk-grove-mayor-starts-naming-names
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson on Tuesday lashed out at a local developer and other political opponents, accusing them of being behind a series of anonymous robocalls and campaign-style mailers ahead of a March 17 term limits referendum that could remove him from office. It’s not the first time the mayor has spoken from the village board dais about Mario Gullo of George Gullo Development Corp., but his public statements during a board meeting Tuesday night were his most direct and extensive about Gullo and others to date.)
— Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park mayors encouraged by Washington, D.C. visit – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/hoffman-estates-hanover-park-mayors-encourgaged-by-washington-dc-visit
— Candidates sought to replace Didech on Lake County Board (DIERSEN: If the voters in Lake County District 20 voted to fill the Board vacancy instead of the current Board members, who would apply?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/candidates-sought-to-replace-didech-on-lake-county-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote, a county resident for a year and live within District 20, which includes Buffalo Grove, portions of Long Grove and nearby unincorporated areas. Those interested can submit a resume, letter of interest and supporting material by Feb. 19 to [email protected], or to Lake County Board Chairwoman Sandy Hart, county board office, 10th Floor, 18 North County St., Waukegan, IL 60085.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP race to unseat House newcomer Underwood heats up As a major national group backs state Sen. Sue Rezin in the Republican primary, another contender, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, opens his own wallet to the tune of $1 million. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-race-unseat-house-newcomer-underwood-heats
— Pritzker’s State of the State address: Full text Property tax relief, pensions and more: Read the Illinois governor’s plan here.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzkers-state-state-address-full-text

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/29/cannabis-resource-fair-set-for-saturday/

WGN RADIO
— Chicago Tribune Columnist Kristen McQueary: How our politicians mask bribery
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/29/chicago-tribune-columnist-kristen-mcqueary-how-our-politicians-mask-bribery/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Legal representation sought for dogs, cats in abuse cases – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Legal-representation-sought-for-dogs-cats-in-15014695.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Constituents ‘die in’ at Foster’s Joliet office over health care, climate change Demonstrators want Foster to support Medicare for All, Green New Deal legislation – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/28/constituents-die-in-at-fosters-joliet-office-over-health-care-climate-change/arytj2l/

HOI ABC
— Sangamon County Coroner and former Springfield alderman killed in plane crash – Molly Jirasek
https://hoiabc.com/2020/01/28/sangamon-county-coroner-and-former-springfield-mayor-killed-in-plane-crash/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/delavan-cannabis-sparking-revolution#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Election Meltdown Is A Real Possibility’ In 2020 Presidential Race, Author Warns – TERRY GROSS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/election-meltdown-real-possibility-2020-presidential-race-author-warns#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s New Finance Director Rose Wallace Introduces Herself
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-lauren-underwoods-new-finance-director-rose-wallace-introduces-herself/ 
— Why Do the Democrats Want to Run Their Judicial Candidate Against Mary McClellan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/why-do-the-democrats-want-to-run-their-judicial-candidate-against-mary-mcclellan/ 
— IL-14: Second Congressional Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-06-il-14-mchenry-county-candidates-forums-schedule-from-league-of-women-voters/ 
— David McSweeney’s Vindication on Red Light Camera Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/david-mcsweeneys-vindication-on-red-lighmt-camera-legislation/ 
— Red Light Camera Opponent Former State Senator Dan Duffy Weighs In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/red-light-camera-opponent-former-state-senator-dan-duffy-weighs-in/ 
— Psst. Don’t Tell People Sandoval Is a Democrat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/psst-dont-tell-people-sandoval-is-a-democrat/ 
— Governor’s State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/governors-state-of-the-state-speech/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Responds to Attacks from Ted Gradel and Sue Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-jim-oberweis-responds-to-attacks-from-ted-gradel-and-sue-rezin/ 
— McConchie Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/mcconchie-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— DeWitte Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/dewitte-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Skillicorn Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/skillicorn-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Weber Asks More Time Until Foster Kids Put into Managed Care
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/weber-asks-more-time-until-foster-kids-put-into-managed-care/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser Monday in Cary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-monday-in-cary/ 
— Ugaste Reacts to State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/ugaste-reacts-to-state-of-the-state-speech/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL GROUPS RESPOND TO PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/political-groups-respond-to-pritzkers-2020-state-of-state-address-.html
— BUSINESS GROUPS REACT TO GOV PRITKZER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/business-groups-react-to-gov-pritkzers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS RESPOND TO GOV PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-respond-to-gov-pritzkers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html


CAPITOL FAX
— Frank and Cinda Edwards perish in plane crash
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/frank-and-cinda-edwards-perish-in-plane-crash/
— Kinzinger praises Illinois nukes, demands action, but won’t say if he supports another bailout
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/kinzinger-praises-illinois-nukes-demands-action-but-wont-say-if-he-supports-another-bailout/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Biden says he needs a VP who can be president ‘because I’m an old guy’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/joe-biden-says-he-needs-a-vp-who-can-be-president-/
— Rudy Giuliani: John Bolton is a ‘backstabber’ – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/rudy-giuliani-john-bolton-backstabber/
— Trump says Bolton would have embroiled U.S. in ‘World War Six’ if he hadn’t been fired – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would still be hosting a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August and December, a picnic in August, and a Christmas party in December.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/trump-says-bolton-would-have-embroiled-us-world-wa/

GOPUSA
— Denver invites violent crime by snubbing ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83632

BREITBART
— Michigan State Launches ‘Undocumented’ Website with Goal to ‘Reduce Apprehension’ of Illegals – ALANA MASTRANGELO2
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/29/michigan-state-launches-undocumented-website-with-goal-to-reduce-apprehension-of-illegals/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Cost of Sacrificing Public, Private Health Insurance for ‘Medicare for All’ – Robert Moffit and Douglas Holtz-Eakin 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/29/the-cost-of-sacrificing-public-private-health-insurance-for-medicare-for-all/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Former ICE Director: AOC Is Making ICE’s Job ‘More Dangerous’ – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/former-ice-director-aoc-making-ices-job-more-dangerous

NEWS BUSTERS
— Conspiracy Theories Abound on PBS: Violent Trump Voters? U.S. Turning Into Nazi Germany? – Scott Whitlock
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/01/29/conspiracy-theories-abound-pbs-violent-trump-voters-us-turning

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? What the Left just can’t deliver. – Dennis Prager
https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/why-are-so-many-young-people-unhappy-dennis-prager

CNN
— Labor law makes it too hard to start unions. Workers deserve a bigger voice – Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/perspectives/labor-union-laws/index.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/trumps-immigration-rule-is-cruel-and-racistbut-its-nothing-new

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Enforcing E-Verify incompatible with U.S. reliance on unauthorized workers: Dallas Fed working paper – Erin Douglas
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/bizfeed/article/Enforcing-E-Verify-incompatible-with-U-S-15013737.php

January 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Former state Sen. Martin Sandoval pleads guilty to tax fraud, bribery charges – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/5885439/

NBC5
— Illinois to Continue Voter Registration Program After Error – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-to-continue-voter-registration-program-after-error/2208632/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bolton impeachment testimony more likely; Next up, 16 hours of pointed questions Trump’s defense concluded with John Bolton’s bombshell revelations in his unpublished memoir, scrambling what had been Trump’s successful — so far — stonewalling strategy. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/28/21112740/trump-impeachment-trial-john-bolton-testimony-vote

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— There’s much at stake for Illinois in the 2020 census. Yet many of the groups tasked with outreach haven’t received state funding yet. – ELVIA MALAGÓN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-census-2020-illinois-count-promote-outreach-20200128-ni76fn4fjvbqzdu4cydfpeusjq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Muslims and Jews to unite against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-auschwitz-holocaust-muslims-jews-20200128-nv4wm2nadzctba3l2otfslwy3a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and the mainstream news media are united against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-mike-pompeo-martha-mcsally-npr-page-20200128-ofoo6bherfc6ff7rbrelfgij64-story.html
— Mitch McConnell tells GOP senators he lacks votes to block witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, sources say – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-mcconnell-impeachment-witnesses-20200128-3igfdjy3bzhonkaha65j3u4gwu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Indiana Republicans aiming to force marijuana prosecutions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200128/news/301289892/
— Addison taxing bodies talk accomplishments, goals – Julia Locanto
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200128/addison-taxing-bodies-talk-accomplishments-goals

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— House Republicans want ethics reform, tax relief – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200128/house-republicans-want-ethics-reform-tax-relief

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rhetoric about balanced budget just flim-flam – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-rhetoric-about-balanced-budget-just-flim-flam/article_0d71115f-76e9-52f5-ad56-780addff94e9.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— House Republicans tie ethics reforms to redistricting changes – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/house-republicans-tie-ethics-reforms-to-redistricting-changes/article_af6c4c5e-4233-11ea-9aa1-db2c562303d5.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Praises Pompeo After He Cursed At NPR Reporter, Then Barred Another From Trip – BILL CHAPPELL
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-praises-pompeo-after-he-cursed-npr-reporter-then-barred-another-trip#stream/0

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Way Out: Alternative Education Choices for Our Children
https://illinoisfamily.org/event/the-way-out-alternative-education-choices-for-our-children/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CNN’s Don Lemon and guests mock Trump supporters as uneducated and illiterate – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cnns-don-lemon-and-guests-mock-trump-supporters-as-uneducated-and-illiterate
— Former CNN contributors bash network over segment mocking Trump supporters – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/former-cnn-contributors-bash-network-over-segment-mocking-trump-supporters

AMERICAN THINKER
— Islamist groups making inroads in local politics in America – Hesham Shehab
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/islamist_groups_making_inroads_in_local_politics_in_america.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Sadia Gul Covert was elected in 2018 and sworn into the office of Dupage County commissioner, she took her oath on the “Quran, Torah, and the Bible,” in what seemed at the time like a symbol of unity and moderation. But Covert’s decision to cast her lot with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) raises questions about the extent of her moderation. Covert will be a speaker at the CAIR-Chicago 2020 Banquet fundraiser in February, among other Islamist speakers. CAIR was connected to the terrorist organization Hamas during the terror-financing trial against the Holy Land Foundation (HLF). According to the Justice Department report published in 2009, “HLF became the chief fundraising arm for the Palestine Committee in the U.S. created by the Muslim Brotherhood to support Hamas.”)

DAILY CALLER
— Bernie Sanders Pledges His First Executive Orders Would Reverse Trump’s Immigration Agenda – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/28/bernie-executive-orders-immigration/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— CNN Mocks Trump Voters: It’s You and Me They Really Hate
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/28/its-you-and-me-they-really-hate/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Dems’ un-American agenda appeases LGBTQ community – Robert Knight
https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/robert-knight/2020/01/28/dems-un-american-agenda-appeases-lgbtq-community

THE HILL
— Trump praises Pompeo over handling of NPR reporter: ‘You did a good job on her’ – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/480292-trump-praises-pompeo-over-handling-of-npr-reporter-you-did-a-good-job

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. deficit to eclipse $1 trillion in 2020, CBO says, as fiscal imbalance continues to widen – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/28/us-deficit-eclipse-1-trillion-2020-cbo-says-fiscal-imbalance-continues-widen/
— Is it okay for federal employees to discuss the impeachment trial at work? – Eric Yoder (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates in the federal government asked me questions to get information from me to use against me. They asked me questions to confirm that I supported the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/is-it-ok-for-federal-employees-to-discuss-the-impeachment-trial-at-work/2020/01/28/30498ff2-41e0-11ea-aa6a-083d01b3ed18_story.html

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— SCOTUS Green-Lights Trump’s Self-Sufficiency Test for Immigrants – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: What percent of those who want to immigrate to America a) lack education, b) lack job skills, c) have health problems, d) have financial problems, e) have other problems, and/or f) need/demand massive government assistance?) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/scotus-green-lights-trump-exclusion-of-legal-immigrants.html

NEWSWEEK
— ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CONDEMNS TRUMP’S ‘WEALTH TEST’ FOR IMMIGRANTS: ‘THE AMERICAN DREAM ISN’T A PRIVATE CLUB WITH A COVER CHARGE’ – CHANTAL DA SILVA
https://www.newsweek.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-condemns-trumps-wealth-test-immigrants-american-dream-isnt-1484319

FORBES
— High Cost Of Prescription Drugs Equals Age Discrimination On Steroids – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/01/28/high-cost-of-prescription-drugs-equals-age-discrimination-on-steroids/#1dab48e83732

January 11 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: At least 1,000 anti-abortion marchers rally in the Loop – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-march-for-life-chicago-20200111-5fd3dnswwvdhlntly4cxu3ofjy-story.html
— While Nazi sympathizer Arthur Jones protests, Orland Park residents turn out to talk social justice – JESSE WRIGHT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-newman-jones-events-st-0112-20200111-bo2gi7w5zndq3fg24wisudcpg4-story.html
— Seeking to give residents a break on property tax, legislative task force recommends expanding sales tax. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who’s pushing a graduated income tax, says there’s got to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-property-tax-task-force-20200111-pwbldyzyt5afpjdm3catlklnwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot ‘has the votes’ to pass marijuana consumption ordinance, puts kibosh on 606 development freeze “We have to have places for people to be able to legally consume marijuana,” Lightfoot says. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/10/21060658/lori-lightfoot-marijuana-consumption-ordinance-606-development-freeze
— Cullerton predicts Lightfoot will get casino gambling fix, graduated real estate transfer tax during spring session Retiring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says Lori Lightfoot is “on a learning curve” in Springfield, unlike his wily friend Rahm Emanuel, who majored in political arm-twisting – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2020/1/10/21060325/cullerton-lightfoot-casino-gambling-real-estate-transfer-tax-spring-session

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan’s latest scandal, Springfield’s latest outrage – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200111/editorial-madigans-latest-scandal-springfields-latest-outrage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200111/meet-mark-galli-the-wheaton-evangelical-who-called-out-trump

NBC5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Suggests She May be Open to Lowering Recreational Cannabis Taxes Of the 11 states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, Illinois’ taxes are second only to Washington state – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayor-lori-lightfoot-says-she-may-be-open-to-lowering-recreational-cannabis-taxes/2199489/

HERALD & REVIEW
— How will Decatur-area employers handle workers who smoke marijuana? A look at the legal issues surrounding cannabis. – Analisa Trofimuk (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise pot smokers.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/how-will-decatur-area-employers-handle-workers-who-smoke-marijuana/article_eaf7d210-d937-5f26-bb1e-2a2fe4400639.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois taxing itself into irrelevancy – Editorial
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/illinois-taxing-itself-into-irrelevancy/article_0328b94e-33b2-11ea-b8b5-5ba49a8a96eb.html

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— City’s Reparations Subcommittee Members Give Preliminary Views on Form of Reparations – Larry Gavin (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, how much reparations do they want you to pay? Overwhelmingly, those who favor reparations want those who have the following demographics to pay the most reparations: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/City-s-Reparations-Subcommittee-Members-Give-Preliminary-Views-on-Form-of-Reparations/15/26/17406

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: All Candidates Will Participate in MCC Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/11/il-14-all-candidates-will-participate-in-mcc-debate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former press secretaries of both parties urge White House to resume briefings – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/11/white-house-urged-by-former-spokesmen-to-resume-re/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Insanity Of Transgenderism – Rod Dreher
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-insanity-of-transgenderism/

TOWNHALL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Law Automatically Registers Illegal Aliens to Vote – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/10/ny-law-will-automatically-register-illegal-aliens-to-vote-n2559325

CBN NEWS
— Surge in ER Visits After New Marijuana Laws Take Effect – Lorie Johnson
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2020/january/surge-in-er-visits-after-new-marijuana-laws-take-effect

CNN
— Many millennials are worse off than their parents — a first in American history – Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/11/politics/millennials-income-stalled-upward-mobility-us/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says: ‘A national disgrace’: As impeachment hung over a president’s head, he went on a wild rally tour.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/01/11/national-disgrace-impeachment-hung-over-presidents-head-he-went-wild-rally-tour/

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates Nearly 70% Higher Than National Average – Douglas A. McIntyre 
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2020/01/11/black-unemployment-rates-nearly-70-higher-than-national-average/

January 6 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters rally in Naperville. When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200105/activists-call-for-peace-in-the-middle-east-at-naperville-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those on the speaker’s list were U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat from Naperville; peace activist Walt Zlotow; a representative of U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, a Downers Grove Democrat; and delegates for Democratic presidential hopefuls. The rally was sponsored by Indivisible DuPage, Stand On Every Corner — Naperville, the Winfield Township Democratic Organization, Lisle Township Democratic Organization and Naperville Township Democrats.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Thanks to the Illinois Exodus: As this state’s population shrinks, so does its clout in Washington. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs focus on driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, out of your county, your township/ward, and your municipality. I should write a book about their success in driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-exodus-population-census-congress-tax-pension-20200106-w7n2z567krhpleehyhurgd6uxi-story.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Legal Marijuana Means Challenges for Police – Doug Jenkins 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=296660#.XhMYgCN_OM8

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/entertainment/how-to-throw-a-marijuana-dinner-party-with-tips-on/article_fb289ebb-9ff7-5d09-9c32-f00f2644ecb8.html

RIVER BENDER
— Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides – AP
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=291157

NPR ILLINOIS
— President Launches ‘Evangelicals For Trump’ Coalition – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-launches-evangelicals-trump-coalition#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Impeachment drives GOP small-donor donations on new platform – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/impeachment-drives-gop-small-donor-donations-on-new-platform

WQAD
— Protesters gather outside Cheri Bustos’ office opposing war, Iran airstrike – HANNAH RODRIGUEZ
https://wqad.com/2020/01/06/protesters-gather-outside-cheri-bustos-office-striking-against-war/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE WEBSITE: Notable names among presidential delegate candidates: For President Trump: State Reps. Darren Bailey, John Cabello and Brad Halbrook, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Palatine Committeeman Aaron Del Mar, real estate exec Kristine Farra, Park Ridge Commissioner Charlene Foss-Eggemann, state Sen. Dale Fowler, Congressman Darin LaHood, state Sen. Thomas “Chapin” Rose, Lake County GOP Chairman Mark Shaw, state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, Maine Township Trustee Susan Sweeney, former Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Don Tracy, and McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/06/looming-corruption-scandal-lightfoot-targets-poverty-obamas-big-gift-487991

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— GOP strategist Chris Robling forecasts an accelerated ‘fiscal demise’ if Chicago approves new ‘LaSalle Street Tax’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522830931-gop-strategist-forecasts-an-accelerated-fiscal-demise-if-chicago-approves-new-lasalle-street-tax#new_tab

WIREPOINTS
— New IRS data reveals winners and losers of wealth migration across 50 states – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-reveals-winners-and-losers-of-wealth-migration-across-50-states-wirepoints-original/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Continues Defense of President Trump Administering Justice on Terrorist Qassem Soleimani
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-continues-defense-of-president-trump-administering-justice-on-terrorist-qassem-soleimani/ 
— Property Tax Relief Task Force Has Draft Recommendations To Gut the Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/property-tax-relief-task-force-has-recommendations-to-gut-the-tax-cap/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black Americans are coming home to the GOP – Rebecca Hagelin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/5/black-americans-are-coming-home-gop/
— Army gives TikTok the heave-ho; Chinese social media app banned due to cybersecurity risk – Douglas Ernst 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/2/army-gives-tiktok-the-heave-ho-chinese-social-medi/

AMERICAN THINKER
— With rising anti-Semitism, New Yorkers rally to hate Trump while hating “hate” – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/with_rising_antisemitism_new_yorkers_rally_to_hate_trump_while_hating_hate.html
— Guess Who Runs the Rudest Cities in America – Noel S. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/guess_who_runs_the_rudest_cities_in_america.html

BREITBART
— Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born in 2019, Exceeding U.S. Births in 48 States – JOHN BINDER5
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/05/400k-anchor-babies-born-u-s-2019/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Hate Trump So Much They’re Siding With Iran – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/06/democrats-side-with-iran/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— American Trump Derangement Syndrome Is An Iranian Strategic Asset – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/american-trump-derangement-syndrome-is-an-iranian-strategic-asset/

POLITICO
— Trump’s 2020: Rallies, Twitter and an expected Super Bowl push Trump kicks off an election year with no shortage of high-profile events designed to disparage impeachment and trumpet his actions on Iran and the economy. – ANITA KUMAR (DIERSEN: When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/05/trump-2020-reelection-campaign-plan-093339

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-trump-iran-tweets-reaction-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters support Suleimani. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/mideast-allies-suleimani.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government and dependency on charity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/upshot/food-stamps-lower-health-care-costs.html

USA TODAY
— The true cost of cannabis: Why don’t its illnesses, deaths command media headlines? In August, I started covering vaping lung injuries from high-potency THC. Next, I added the link between cannabis and mental illness, but it’s lonely. – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/01/03/marijuana-pot-thc-vaping-psychosis-mental-illness-media-column/4299001002/
— As marijuana-induced psychosis rises, parents say treatment for young people hard to find – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/01/06/marijuana-induced-psychosis-rises-mental-health-treatment-elusive/2698446001/

BOSTON HERALD
— Left hails a new year of hating Trump – DAVID LIMBAUGH
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/06/left-hails-a-new-year-of-hating-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— McDonald’s Looks Beyond Party Culture New CEO Chris Kempczinski puts fresh focus on workplace decorum after concerns about predecessor’s conduct – Heather Haddon and Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-looks-beyond-party-culture-11578243600

VOX
— Illinois says you should know if AI is grading your online job interviews  A first-of-its-kind law might give employment candidates more insight into the algorithms that analyze their interviews, but they shouldn’t expect much to change. – Rebecca Heilweil (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/1/1/21043000/artificial-intelligence-job-applications-illinios-video-interivew-act#new_tab

January 1 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are the following doing to discourage the sale and use of pot in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality: a) Trump, b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, c) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, d) the Republicans who represent you in the U.S. House, Illinois Senate, Illinois House, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality, e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, f) the conservative, religious, education, healthcare, law enforcement, etc. leaders in your county, township/ward, and municipality, g) etc.? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-in-illinois/5804233/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/governors-office-calls-first-day-of-legalized-cannabis-sales-an-historic-new-day/2195296/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/history-made-first-legal-cannabis-sales-complete-as-dispensaries-open-in-illinois/2195119/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/long-lines-recreational-marijuana-chicago/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348453-legal-weed-sales-underway-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348313-pot-sales-now-legal-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348499-smooth-first-day-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/the-wait-for-legal-weed-is-over-as-marijuana-sales-get-started-in-illinois/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/turning-over-a-new-leaf-illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21043086/legal-weed-marijuana-live-updates-recreational-sales
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21045390/renzo-mejia-first-recreational-weed-marijuana-illinois-dispensary-33

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-illinois-first-day-20200101-7cjmnsifxvhrxc4evr2alua7ue-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-first-day-recreational-sales-20200101-fhtdvp4j6naphff6jmnnh6fkqy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-cannabis-store-tl-0109-20200101-f6h3zshcezfnlm42jucbcngy6u-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-recreational-marijuana-sales-st-0102-20200101-bs4qmzlgmvab7l7hznruyshfwa-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-liststory-illinois-legal-weed-20191219-vy7no4bg7vdwbcsa77f7lr4giy-list.html
— Bloomberg’s campaign ad spending tops $155 million – BILL ALLISON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-campaign-spending-20200101-story.html
— Dry January isn’t for everyone, experts say. Some drinkers need treatment. Others are trying Dry-ish January – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-dry-january-cb-tt-20200101-24tkyxqn4rdarjx5mj7f6ezjce-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200101/got-my-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-sales-start-with-enthusiasm
— Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlining Barrington Town-Warming – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191231/former-new-jersey-gov-chris-christie-headlining-barrington-town-warming
— The Great Divide: Congress, voters on immigration – Joe Guzzardi
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200101/the-great-divide-congress-voters-on-immigration

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/ringing-new-year-weed
— As our economy evolves, so does the hunt for a ‘good’ job – CLAIRE BUSHEY (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all of the jobs that I had were BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-jobs-wages/shift-change

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/01/photos-hundreds-line-up-for-legal-marijuana/dmcn3bt/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/day-of-recreational-marijuana-you-can-tell-this-is-what/article_7d7e2b92-122c-5cdd-805a-e60e2a7da32b.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200101/long-lines-excitement-high-for-first-day-of-legal-weed-in-rockford

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/long-line-and-upbeat-camaraderie-mark-predawn-pot-sales-in-east-peoria
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/marijuana-sales-go-smoothly-in-springfield
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191231/peoria-medical-pot-facility-approved-for-recreational-sales-which-begin-wednesday
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/luciano-just-as-with-legal-weed-peoria-celebrated-end-of-last-prohibition

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_2798cd59-444e-507e-b601-67ad51d211a6.html

JOURNAL STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200101/todays-pot-shops-will-leave-old-timers-dazed-and-confused

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_5c6f213d-7662-575e-a802-472d6e73e620.html#1

HERALD NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/01/01/hundreds-come-out-early-for-legal-marijuana-in-joliet/d7x6iqe/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238884078.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200101/hundreds-line-up-before-dawn-to-purchase-pot-in-canton

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/it-s-the-end-of-prohibition-recreational-marijuana-sales-began/collection_0b97a4ef-5e91-5c11-b122-e50f4e45d010.html#1

TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200101/first-in-line-for-adult-use-cannabis-this-is-something-thats-going-to-go-down-in-history

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.newstrib.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

DECATUR DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.decaturdaily.com/business/illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/article_5093bb03-9a85-5e51-a987-dd9e3b9a4909.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/with-lines-hundreds-deep-southern-illinoisans-celebrate-legal-marijuana-sales/article_6de09443-0b7f-5f01-87e3-3a606a7d62ee.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/long-lines-in-collinsville-greet-first-day-of-recreational-weed/article_ebd288a9-5650-50e5-a0cb-5b6faec24180.html

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/01/01/wisconsin-residents-visit-illinois-first-day-legalized-marijuana/2786716001/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/sunny-side-marijuana-dispensary-gearing-up-for-recreational-sales-tomorrow

WIFR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Legal-Cannabis-Sales-566624891.html

WSPY
— Petition Challenges Dropped Against Republican Primary Candidate in 14th Congressional – Tyler Bachman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/petition-challenges-dropped-against-republican-primary-candidate-in-th-congressional/article_e90d69de-2c9e-11ea-bcac-b351db8e7e8f.html

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/first-day-of-legal-recreational-cannabis-sales-draws-hundreds-to-cu-dispensaries

WGEM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgem.com/2020/01/01/lines-formed-outside-dispensaries-for-sale-of-recreational-marijuana/

WAOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://waow.com/2020/01/01/people-begin-camping-out-ahead-of-legal-marijuana-in-illinois/

WRAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wral.com/recreational-use-of-marijuana-is-now-legal-in-illinois-and-retailers-are-ready/18862747/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/patrons-look-make-history-peorias-first-legal-recreational-cannabis-customers#stream/0

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/01/three-dispensaries-set-to-open-in-southern-illinois-selling-recreational-marijuana-wednesday-morning/

WSBT
— Indiana man caught going 103 in 55 mph zone with marijuana purchased in Illinois – Stefanie Dyga
https://wsbt.com/news/regional/indiana-man-caught-going-103-in-55-mph-zone-with-marijuana-purchased-in-illinois

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/01/legal-recreational-weed-goes-on-sale-and-chicagoans-line-up-for-blocks-in-the-cold/

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/a-moral-argument-and-course-of-action-for-legalized-marijuana-in-2020/

EVANSTON NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonnow.com/story/business/bill-smith/2020-01-01/83986/legal-weed-draws-a-crowd-for-first-day-of-sales

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/Default/Community-Updates/Article/Hello-2020-Large-Crowds-Greet-Opening-of-First-Recreational-Marijuana-Dispensary-in-Evanston-/-3/225/17372

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The president counts on black voters for a second term – Allan H. Ryskind
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/1/president-trump-needs-to-count-on-black-voters-for/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A new year needs a new renaissance…against Islam and leftism – Diana Mary Sitek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_new_year_needs_a_new_renaissanceagainst_islam_and_leftism.html

BREITBART
— Hollywood Rings in the New Year Hating Trump: ‘Kick His Ass in 2020’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/01/01/hollywood-rings-in-the-new-year-hating-trump-kick-his-ass-in-2020/

NEWSMAX
— House Democrats Would Have Impeached Lincoln – Rod Blagojevich 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-impeachment-abraham-lincoln-rod-blagojevich/2020/01/01/id/948017/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Roseanne Barr praises Trump for protecting Jewish Americans, says Jews should arm themselves – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/01/roseanne-barr-praises-trump-for-protecting-jewish-americans-says-jews-should-arm-themselves-870909

THE HILL
— Rapid turnover shapes Trump’s government – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, there was very little turnover because the agency was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476083-rapid-turnover-shapes-trumps-government

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-is-marijuana-legal-in-2020-illinois-joins-10-other-states-legalizing-recreational-pot-2020-01-01/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Hate Crime’ Is Only a Step Away From Thoughtcrime   Punishing people, even criminals, for ideas is inimical to the American tradition of free speech. – Myron Magnet
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hate-crime-is-only-a-step-away-from-thoughtcrime-11577905525

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/01/cannabis-illinois-legal-weed-sales-start-jan-1/2789415001/

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7843017/Illinois-sees-legal-sales-recreational-marijuana.html

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Lieutenant Governor Buys Marijuana On State’s First Day Of Legal Sales – Kyle Jaeger
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/illinois-lieutenant-governor-buys-marijuana-on-states-first-day-of-legal-sales/