June 23 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump speaks in Phoenix; 200 miles of new border wall
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Illinois Coronavirus: School reopening plan released, classes to resume in fall IDPH reports 601 new cases of COVID-19, 38 additional deaths Tuesday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-reveals-illinois-school-reopening-plan-/6262082/
— Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-voices-support-for-second-round-of-stimulus-check-payments/6261984/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s work visas ban could hurt economy, feels like political ploy.”
https://abc7chicago.com/business/illinois-business-leaders-worry-trumps-visa-ban-will-hurt-economy/6262642/

NBC5
— Illinois Reopening Plan: In-Person Learning Can Return to Schools Under New Guidelines How the guidance is implemented will depend largely on each individual district’s plan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reopening-plan-pritzker-to-release-guidance-for-schools/2294252/
— Illinois Reports 601 New Cases of Coronavirus Tuesday, With 38 Additional Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-601-new-cases-of-coronavirus-tuesday-with-38-additional-deaths/2294282/
— GOP Wary as Trump Pushes New Round of Stimulus Checks Congress passed the first round of checks nearly unanimously in March as part of a coronavirus response bill, at a cost of almost $300 billion – Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/op-wary-as-trump-pushes-new-round-of-stimulus-checks/2294374/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 41 shot, 6 fatally Monday in Chicago – Joanie Lum
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/41-shot-6-fatally-monday-in-chicago

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Playing the blame game won’t end Chicago’s deadly violence More than 100 people were shot over the weekend. If the problem boils down to bad people being sprung from jail too easily, show us the proof. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/23/21300583/chicago-violence-homicides-supt-david-brown-lori-lightfoot-cook-county-courts-editorial-mekhi-james

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicago’s violent weekend renews search for answers in a tense city, points again to entrenched problems – ANNIE SWEENEY and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-weekend-violence-analysis-20200623-bucz3ynr3rcazemol4663fhtqy-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Pritzker offers schools guidance for reopening this fall; 601 new known cases and 38 more deaths reported
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200623-3tmk5mtzebcj5p3oo2yq7zix34-story.html
— Teens are leading an effort to rename a Kenilworth school. But siblings from the family they suggested naming the school after aren’t convinced. – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/ct-wml-kenilworth-sears-school-rename-tl-0625-20200623-3hcsqcdoc5d4pfvlwkggpq3re4-story.html
— Saying Chicago police uphold ‘racist and white supremacist values,’ DePaul tutors refuse to work with officers taking classes, call for university to cut ties with department – John Keilman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-depaul-fop-strike-petition-20200623-iof2suf2vbbi3cwdi6wqculmre-story.html
— The average age of new US senators is late 50s. We need younger candidates. – JONATHAN BERNSTEIN (DIERSEN: How much relevant experience do you want candidates to have?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-age-senate-20200623-sdlohrhhljgvfg2xzvjkp56664-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Getting tough with the maskless is the quickest way back to normal.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-masks-facial-coverings-coronavirus-bagel-zorn-20200623-nz3x4m7mirhvpdcrvrfnan4rmu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Trump credits new border wall with stopping (ILLEGALS), virus – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200623/trump-credits-new-border-wall-with-stopping-migrants-virus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump rally size raises question about risk in age of virus.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200623/trump-rally-size-raises-question-about-risk-in-age-of-virus
— DuPage officials debate how towns can spend COVID-19 relief money – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Will the money be spent for BLM and LGBTQ protests that towns promoted?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200623/dupage-officials-debate-how-towns-can-spend-covid-19-relief-money
— Cook Memorial library board president resigns over homophobic statements
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200623/cook-memorial-library-board-president-resigns-over-homophobic-statements

WGN RADIO
— Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi: ‘A lot of experts think we have to increase [testing] a lot more’ – JOHN WILLIAMS
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/congressman-raja-krishnamoorthi-a-lot-of-experts-think-we-have-to-increase-testing-a-lot-more/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ activity. How close are the leaders of your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois to officially getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote LGBTQ activity?
https://interactive.wttw.com/playlist/2020/06/23/legacy-walk

WGLT
— Rep. Davis Addresses COVID-19 Jobless Help, Police Reform – ERIC STOCK
https://www.wglt.org/post/rep-davis-addresses-covid-19-jobless-help-police-reform#stream/0

JEANNE IVES
— For Casten, Bravery is Giving Himself $5M of Your Money
https://mailchi.mp/5167ac349932/for-casten-bravery-is-giving-himself-5m-of-your-money

CAPITOL FAX
— Among the country’s ten largest cities, Chicago has the most police officers per capita and most murders per capita
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/23/among-the-countrys-ten-largest-cities-chicago-has-the-most-police-officers-per-capita-and-most-murders-per-capita/
— 601 new cases, 38 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/23/601-new-cases-38-additional-deaths/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump supporters begin lining up for Phoenix appearance – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/23/trump-supporters-begin-lining-up-for-phoenix-appea/
— Facebook, where it’s all fun and conservative-censoring games – Cheryl K. Chumley (DIERSEN: To promote Facebook is to be anti-conservative.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/23/project-veritas-outs-facebook-more-anti-conservati/
— Twitter flags Trump for ‘abusive’ tweet vowing to use force against vandals who defaced church – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/23/twitter-flags-trump-abusive-tweet-vowing-use-force/

FOX NEWS
— Allen West bashes Black Lives Matter as ‘overseers’ of Democrats’ ‘economic plantation’ – Sam Dorman (DIERSEN: What do you say to municipal leaders who promote BLM and LGBTQ protests?)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/allen-west-black-lives-matter-democrats-plantation
— Trump administration announces rule limiting asylum seekers’ ability to gain work permits – Adam Shaw (DIERSEN: What limited your employment opportunities? For me, it was my being draft bait, White, male, non-veteran, no degree from an Ivy League University, no MBA until I was 27, no CPA until I was 30, etc.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-rule-asylum-seekers-work-permits
— Tucker Carlson warns ‘as of right now, only Republicans can save us’ from rule by street mob – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/tucker-carlson-only-republicans-save-us-mob-rule
— Trump blasts ‘weak’ state leaders for allowing removal of statues and historic monuments – Talia Kaplan
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-blasts-weak-states-for-allowing-targeting-of-statues-to-happen
— Fauci says institutional racism contributes to coronavirus impact in black communities – Ronn Blitzer (DIERSEN: Trump-haters blame Trump for institutional racism.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fauci-says-institutional-racism-contributes-to-coronavirus-impacting-black-communities

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— So It Turns Out You’re A Racist Left-wing wokeness has become the totalitarianism it purports to hate, where you’re guilty unless you can ‘prove’ otherwise. – PETER VAN BUREN (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who promote hatred against other Whites to curry favor with those who hate Whites? What do you say to men who promote hatred against other men to curry favor with those who hate men? What do you say to older people who promote hatred against other older people to curry favor with those who hate older people? What do you say to citizens of America who promote hatred against other citizens of America to curry favor with those who hate citizens of America? What do you say to rich people who promote hatred against other rich people to curry favor with those who hate rich people? What do you say to those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who promote hatred against others whose ancestors have been in America for a long time to curry favor with those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/so-it-turns-out-youre-a-racist/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Am I a racist? Are you? People tell me I sort of have to be a racist, it’s not really my choice. Today, if you’re old, white, from the Midwest, a bit conservative, then you’re racist. Maybe you don’t say racist things specifically, and maybe you never did anything to disadvantage a black person yourself, but by original sin, you’re part of “systematic racism.“ Now maybe your immigrant parents arrived in the U.S. 75 years after slavery, or you as a white racist have trouble finding a privileged job that pays a living wage. No matter, you’re still privileged thanks to a system going back 400 years whether you like it or not. You can’t change what you are and people hate you for it. That’s the systemic part, defined as “not something that a few people choose to practice. Instead it has been a feature of the social, economic, and political systems in which we all exist.” I’d like to say that was from the news, but in recent days I heard most of that from a close relative, and the rest from a friend of many years, neither of whom want to interact with me anymore. I’ve been sending one checks since her birthdays were in the single digits. I grew up alongside the other. They have both taken themselves out of my life because the internet told them I am a racist. Crowd-sourced (what old timers call a mob) leftist fundamentalism has given us a country where everyone can be called a Nazi, er, racist, and dismissed. Once the red line was only actual Nazis. So no “Thank you, Elie Wiesel for that moving account. Now in rebuttal, Hitler’s deputy, Martin Bormann…” You had to be an actual Nazi to hold an opinion outside the boundaries of legitimacy. Not any more. Racism scholar Ibram Kendi says one is now either racist or anti-racist, that there is no room for such thing as a “non-racist.” The New York Times said white allies should “Text your relatives and loved ones telling them you will not be visiting them or answering phone calls until they take significant action in supporting black lives.” Another article described my own situation, claiming “BLM protesters are breaking up with their racist, Facebook-addled relatives.” A Twitter thread about one such family dissolution had over 800,000 likes. HuffPo ran an article by a biracial woman eviscerating her white mother for being too white.)
— Anglo-American Dominance, Or Anglo-American Decline? – Casey Chalk
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/anglo-american-dominance-or-anglo-american-decline/

FEDERALIST
— The Two Very Different Meanings Of ‘Black Lives Matter’ – David Marcus DIERSEN: What do you say to municipal officials who get rid of their constituents who do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/23/the-two-very-different-meanings-of-black-lives-matter/

WORLD NET DAILY
— ‘Tear them down’: BLM says Jesus statues are ‘white supremacy’ ‘Always have been’ (DIERSEN: To what extent do religious leaders in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county promote BLM?)
https://www.wnd.com/2020/06/tear-blm-says-jesus-statues-white-supremacy/

NEW AMERICAN
— Black Lives Matter Co-founder Admits: “We Are Trained Marxists” – Luis Miguel (DIERSEN: How many BLM protests have there been in your municipality so far? What do you say to municipal leaders who encourage BLM protests in their municipalities?)
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/36117-black-lives-matter-co-founder-admits-we-are-trained-marxists

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Lawyer Stands Up for Christianity, BLM Leader Says It’s All About Her ‘Whiteness’ – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: What percent of BLM promoters hate Whites?)
https://pjmedia.com/culture/tyler-o-neil/2020/06/23/trump-lawyer-stands-up-for-christianity-blm-leader-says-its-all-about-her-whiteness-n566751

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Travels to Arizona to Boast About Wall and Press Immigration Issue. He is scheduled to speak later at a meeting of young conservatives in Phoenix.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/us/politics/trump-arizona.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/opinion/coronavirus-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote vote by mail.
https://www.nytimes.com/article/mail-in-vote-fraud-ballot.html

USA TODAY
— Rich Americans like me should use our money and influence to end systemic racism If wealthy Americans cared as much about equity for people of color as they did about tax cuts, this would be fixed. And it’s in our interest to care. – Morris Pearl (DIERSEN: Rich people, like Pearl, have never paid the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, or Inclusion. My Democrat superiors in the federal government made their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/06/20/rich-americans-use-your-money-connections-end-racism-column/3208442001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Amazon Enforces ‘Trans’ Orthodoxy The company won’t allow a publisher’s ads for my skeptical book. – Abigail Shrier
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-enforces-trans-orthodoxy-11592865818
— Who Wants to Be a Cop? – William McGurn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-wants-to-be-a-cop-11592865635
— How to Plan Before Leaving Town to Work Remotely If you’re thinking of moving indefinitely or permanently to do your job from a distance, consider these factors – Cordilia James (DIERSEN : I walked from my condo in the Outer Drive East building a) to work at IRS in the Loop and b) to graduate business and accounting courses at Loyola and DePaul 1974-1978.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-plan-before-leaving-town-to-work-remotely-11592837244

FORBES
— Is This The End Of Retirement? – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I have not been able to get a paid job that is appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/06/23/is-this-the-end-of-retirement/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It is time to ask whether retirement remains a viable option for many (if not most) older workers due to back-to-back economic disasters and epidemic age discrimination. Older workers were slammed in 2007 when Wall Street collapsed and the nation was plunged into the worst economic recession in a hundred years. Today older workers face what a potentially worse situation due to mass layoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some businesses will close and jobs will be lost but, if the past is any indicator, others will use the opportunity afforded by economic chaos to simply get rid of older workers. And what will stop them? The major problem facing older workers today is age discrimination in hiring and that is, to a shocking degree, perfectly legal under federal law. Re-employment Rate When older workers lose jobs, they disproportionately are plunged into long-term unemployment and their chances of finding equivalent new work are slim.)
— Here Are All The Companies Boycotting Facebook Over Hate Speech, Misinformation – Jemima McEvoy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/06/22/here-are-all-the-companies-boycotting-facebook-over-hate-speech-misinformation/

NEWSWEEK
— Vast Majority of White Catholics, Evangelicals Support Trump Over Biden: Polls – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/vast-majority-white-catholics-evangelicals-support-trump-over-biden-polls-1512840

FED SMITH
— Trump or Biden? Express Your Preference – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were overwhelmingly Democrat. To justify the adverse actions that they took against me, they stressed that I was a draft avoider, conservative, Republican, 100% German American, my ancestors had been in America since 1844, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), I lived in Crete 1948-1972, I had lived in Wheaton since 1978, I had been a Corvette owner since 1971 and I had bought new cars in 1966, 1967, and 1968, I had bought real estate in 1972, 1974, 1976, my wife had good jobs, we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, we did not become foster parents, we bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and had one built there in 1984, I did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, I did not make GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, I did not make GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, I did not make Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40, my wife and I had saved for our retirement, etc.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/06/23/trump-biden-express-your-preference/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 64% Worry About Cop Shortage and Public Safety; Blacks Worry Most
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/64_worry_about_cop_shortage_and_public_safety_blacks_worry_most

June 23 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Text Message Urges Chicago Police Officers To Call In Sick, Limit Arrests In A ‘Blue Flu’ – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/22/text-message-urges-chicago-police-officers-to-call-in-sick-limit-arrests-in-a-blue-flu/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— State Rep. Darren Bailey thinks Trump supporters made right decision not wearing facemasks at Tulsa rally
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-lawmaker-thinks-trump-supporters-made-right-decision-not-wearing-facemasks-at-tulsa-rally

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE: How much did protests spread COVID-19 in Chicago? – Joe Mahr (DIERSEN: How much did BLM and LGBTQ protests spread COVID-19 in your municipality?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cb-protest-effects-coronavirus-20200622-em4wx6mwmraipjqqmg77yywfha-story.html
— Illinois Supreme Court to hire chief of inclusion and diversity officer – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that everyone involved in law enforcement is racist. IRS Revenue Officers enforce federal tax laws. I was an IRS Revenue Officer 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-supreme-court-hiring-diversity-inclusion-officer-20200623-4e6x6zbdnvaqrfgqt7jwtr3aoa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters use Juneteenth to promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-juneteenth-holiday-history-20200622-ktwc2u72mzct7mlg3sghpobvai-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use George Floyd to promote hatred of law enforcement.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/6/18/21296030/george-floyd-changing-conservative-mind-derek-chauvin-laquan-mcdonald-mona-charen

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Naperville proposes limit of 3 recreational pot dispensaries – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200623/naperville-proposes-limit-of-3-recreational-pot-dispensaries
— Ives is true role model for women – Kristin Kocan, Warrenville
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200615/ives-is-true-role-model-for-women
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs call you a racist if you do not shout that structural shortcomings produce racial inequities.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200623/the-structural-shortcomings-that-produce-racial-inequities
— COD museum exhibit speaks to ‘TRUTHS’ of racism and COVID-19 – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Trump-haters blame Trump for racism and COVID-19.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200623/cod-museum-exhibit-speaks-to-truths-of-racism-and-covid-19

WGN RADIO
— Democrats: GOP police bill ‘not salvageable,’ demand talks – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/democrats-gop-police-bill-not-salvageable-demand-talks/

WBEZ
— After 110 Shot In Chicago, The Top Cop Blames Gangs, Guns, Drugs And ‘Not Enough Time Spent In Jail’ – Chip Mitchell, Patrick Smith
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicagos-top-cop-tries-to-deflect-blame-for-110-shootings/4702c992-86e5-4be9-b19b-e3f428e7ea7b

SOUTHERN
— Marion community leaders seek next steps after Black Lives Matter demonstrations – Isaac Smith (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the leaders of your municipality officially get rid of you if you do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?)
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/marion-community-leaders-seek-next-steps-after-black-lives-matter-demonstrations/article_57180618-6eed-5974-8dcf-67c2db5ef678.html

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Danville Area Community College class to grow cannabis workers – CAROL ROEHM
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/dacc-class-to-grow-cannabis-workers/article_d17e774c-b4cd-11ea-a844-b324e6388f63.html

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston residents join the Black Lives Matter movement – Rayna Song (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the leaders of your municipality officially get rid of you if you do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/06/22/city/evanston-residents-join-the-black-lives-matter-movement/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden outraises Trump for first time, but GOP still has twice as much cash on hand – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/biden-outraises-trump-for-first-time-but-gop-still-has-twice-as-much-cash-on-hand

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Why There’s A Push To Get Police Out Of Schools.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/why-theres-push-get-police-out-schools#stream/0

JEANNE IVES
— Casten: “The First Places to Fall are the Places White, Wealthy People Move Away From…” Sean Casten is Stunningly, Offensively and Dangerously Uninformed.
https://mailchi.mp/45172d63a9e0/casten-the-first-places-to-fall-are-the-places-white-wealthy-people-move-away-from

CAPITOL FAX
— Some Illinois Republicans skittish about attending national convention
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/23/some-illinois-republicans-skittish-about-attending-national-convention/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Andrew Jackson statue across from White House spared as police clear protesters – Victor Morton (DIERSEN: Does your municipality have any statutes? If so, sooner or later, if not already, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will destroy those statutes if they are of those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or those if their ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/22/andrew-jackson-statue-lafayette-square-saved-polic/
— US moves to restrict Chinese media outlets as ‘propaganda’ – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media acts like it is a propaganda outlet for the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/22/us-moves-to-restrict-chinese-media-outlets-as-prop/
— Trump revives his drive to make America great again – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/22/editorial-trump-revives-his-drive-to-make-america-/
— Trump threatens 10 years of jail time for people who vandalize monuments, statues – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/23/donald-trump-threatens-10-years-jail-time-people-w/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump to attend Arizona border ‘commemoration’ of 200 miles of wall construction – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-to-attend-arizona-border-ceremony-to-commemorate-200-miles-of-wall-construction

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Trump Admin Shuts Down Radio Station Run by Chinese Propaganda Outlet – Adam Kredo (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media acts like it is a propaganda outlet for the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties.)
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/trump-admin-shuts-down-radio-station-run-by-chinese-propaganda-outlet-phoenix-tv/

GOPUSA
— How Long Will The Vandals Run Amok? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=90826
— NFL’s Coronavirus Protocols Make No Sense In Light Of Jam-Packed Protests
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=90820

FOX NEWS
— Pompeo blasts Bolton over ‘sad and dangerous’ book, says ex-adviser ‘not dissimilar’ to Edward Snowden – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/pompeo-john-bolton-not-dissimilar-edward-snowden
— Trump announces he’ll issue executive order to ‘make the cities guard their monuments’ (DIERSEN: Does your municipality have any monuments? If so, sooner or later, if not already, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will destroy those monuments if they are of those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or those if their ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-announces-hell-issue-executive-order-to-make-the-cities-guard-their-monuments

BREITBART
— Stringent Gun Controls Fail to Prevent 100 Shooting Victims in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/22/stringent-gun-controls-fail-to-prevent-100-shooting-victims-in-mayor-lightfoots-chicago/
— Stand Off in D.C. After Protesters Try to Topple Statue, Set Up Autonomous Zone
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/22/watch-live-stand-off-in-d-c-after-protesters-try-to-topple-statue-set-up-autonomous-zone/

BLAZE
— Protesters are attempting to build a ‘Black House Autonomous Zone’ near the White House This is not going to end well for them – CARLOS GARCIA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-house-autonomous-zone-white
— Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King says statues of Jesus Christ should be torn down — but just the white ones ‘They are a gross form [of] white supremacy’ – CARLOS GARCIA (DIERSEN: Does your municipality have any statutes? If so, sooner or later, if not already, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will destroy those statutes if they are of those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or those if their ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-activist-shaun-king-says-statues-of-jesus-christ-should-be-torn-down-but-just-the-white-ones
— Former NFL star Burgess Owens warns against the dangers of signing Colin Kaeper – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/former-nfl-star-warns-against-signing-colin-kaepernick-affirmative-action-for-a-marxist

DAILY CALLER
— Joe Biden Went From Saying ‘Marriage Is Between A Man And A Woman’ To Advocating For Same-Sex Marriage – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/06/22/joe-biden-lgbtq-elections-2020/
— US Adds Four Chinese Media Outlets To List Of Beijing-Controlled ‘Propaganda’ – CHUCK ROSS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media acts like it is a propaganda outlet for the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/06/22/state-department-chinese-propaganda-cctv-peoples-daily/

DAILY WIRE
— Rioters Near White House Try To Tear Down Presidential Statue, Set Up ‘Black House Autonomous Zone’ – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-rioters-near-white-house-try-to-tear-down-presidential-statue-set-up-black-house-autonomous-zone

THE HILL
— State Department mutes reporter on briefing call for asking about Bolton book – LAURA KELLY (DIERSEN: Who has muted you? I should write a book about those who have muted me. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus those who had/have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://thehill.com/policy/international/503996-state-department-mutes-reporter-on-briefing-call-for-asking-about-bolton
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting minorities to hate Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Democrats count on minorities to help them get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/503887-unity-among-latino-and-african-american-communities-grows-as-the
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Biden leads Trump by more than 20 points on race and policing.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/503982-poll-biden-leads-trump-by-more-than-20-points-on-race-and-policing

REUTERS
— Global K-pop fans emerge as political force, but some in South Korea worry – Hyonhee Shin (DIERSEN: What percent of global K-pop fans hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-kpop/global-k-pop-fans-emerge-as-political-force-but-some-in-south-korea-worry-idUSKBN23U0WG?il=0

NBC NEWS
— Black Lives Matter forces LGBTQ organization to face its history of racial exclusion – Antonia Hylton (DIERSEN: What do you say to municipal leaders who promote BLM and LGBTQ protests?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/black-lives-matter-forces-lgbtq-organization-face-its-history-racial-n1231816

CNN
— Bolton book oozes with contempt for his old boss – Peter Bergen (DIERSEN: Who oozes contempt for you? I should write a book about those who ooze with contempt for me. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus those who had/have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/opinions/bolton-book-oozes-with-contempt-trump-bergen/index.html
— Fact check: Trump falsely claims President George W. Bush fired John Bolton – Daniel Dale (DIERSEN: To force a person out is to fire that person. I should write a book about those who fired me at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois (2012), Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (2011), Milton Township Republican Organization (2010 and 2004), Illinois Center Right Coalition (2007), American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter (2004), GAO (1997), etc.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/politics/fact-check-trump-bush-fired-bolton/index.html
— The Black Lives Matter protests preview the politics of a diversifying America – Ronald Brownstein (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the leaders of your municipality officially get rid of you if you do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/politics/black-lives-matter-support-impact/index.html
— Black Lives Matter movement (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the leaders of your municipality officially get rid of you if you do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?)
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/black-lives-matter-protests-06-23-2020/h_8f559e0f1ef629a071e31a833aebe8cb
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will the leaders of your municipality officially get rid of you if you say “all lives matter?”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/opinions/all-lives-matter-misses-the-big-picture-baker/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Bolton Assaults Trump From the Right, and Takes Fire From All Directions In an interview, the former national security said he accepted that he would pay a price for perhaps the most incriminating portrait of a president by such a high-level aide since the Watergate era. – Peter Baker (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who continue to talk and/or act like they want me to write a book about them. They continue to do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/us/politics/john-bolton-interview-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters crow about their success in getting everyone to hate Whites. What do you say to Whites in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois who promote hatred against Whites who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? I should write a book about such hate-promoters in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/us/racism-white-americans.html
— Why Most Americans Support the Protests – Giovanni Russonello (DIERSEN: Those who promote protests are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who promote protests in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/us/politics/polling-george-floyd-protests-racism.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump authorizes feds to arrest people vandalizing, taking down monuments – Emily Jacobs
https://nypost.com/2020/06/23/trump-authorizes-feds-to-arrest-people-vandalizing-monuments/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater calls Trump racist. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters call those who do not hate Trump racists. Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Those who hate Trump are consumed with hatred and want to get rid of those who do not hate Trump once and for all.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/23/follow-general-sanchezs-lead-trumps-language-is-racist/

WASHINGTON POST
— There is no earthly reason this nation should be defiled by Confederate statues – Eugene Robinson (DIERSEN: “Confederate statues” is code for anyone who is a Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/solving-the-confederate-monument-problem-is-easy-tear-them-all-down/2020/06/22/10bb8082-b4ae-11ea-a510-55bf26485c93_story.html
— The anti-statue movement has taken a turn into absurdity – Henry Olsen (DIERSEN: Does your municipality have any statutes? If so, sooner or later, if not already, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will destroy those statutes if they are of those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or those if their ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/22/anti-statue-movement-has-taken-turn-into-absurdity/
— Barring a landslide, what’s probably not coming on Nov. 3? A result in the race for the White House. – Amy Gardner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/barring-a-landslide-whats-probably-not-coming-on-nov-3-a-result-in-the-race-for-the-white-house/2020/06/22/88ada5fa-b181-11ea-8758-bfd1d045525a_story.html
— Trump increasingly preoccupied with defending his physical and mental health – Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey (DIERSEN: What would you stress to defend your physical and mental health. I would stress the fact that nothing has stopped me from putting together GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and sending them out each and every morning since 2004 (5,652 consecutive mornings in a row) and each and every evening too since 2015 (1,635 consecutive evenings in a row). Those emails included links to 371,143 articles and information on many upcoming events.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-increasingly-preoccupied-with-defending-his-physical-and-mental-health/2020/06/22/c7e0a95c-b3ed-11ea-9b0f-c797548c1154_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters “reject Trump’s claim that foreign countries could counterfeit millions of mail-in ballots.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/06/22/voter-fraud-experts-slam-trump-claim-of-possible-counterfeit-ballots/3235242001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Imposes Restrictions on More Chinese Media Outlets Trump administration puts four organizations on list of ‘foreign missions’ that require more scrutiny – William Mauldin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media acts like it is a propaganda outlet for the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-imposes-restrictions-on-more-chinese-media-outlets-11592853563

BLOOMBERG
— ALL OF THE FRONT COVER: Is It Time For Quotas? – Rebecca Greenfield (DIERSEN: To promote more minorities and more women, will Democrats and RINOs force all employers to use GAO’s up-or-out policy? At GAO, if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, GAO gets rid of you if you fail to make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. GAO’s up-or-out policy is really quotas, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-18/can-quotas-fix-racial-inequality-in-america-s-executive-ranks

KBTX
— Chancellor: “Racists are not welcome at Texas A&M” – Rusty Surette (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are not welcome in municipal districts, municipalities, townships, counties, and states run by Democrats or RINOs unless a) you promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) you are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Because I am none of the aforesaid, I am increasingly not welcome in my neighborhood, my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage Country, and Illinois.)
https://www.kbtx.com/2020/06/17/texas-am-says-new-commission-will-make-recommendation-on-the-future-of-sully-statue/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters gain more control over Facebook and Twitter.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-facebook-twitter-tolerance-shift-1512725

NEW YORKER
— How Violent Protests Change Politics – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: Violent protesters are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-violent-protests-change-politics

WELCOMING AMERICA
— SUPPORT COMMUNITY RESILIENCE (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, you are not welcomed, accepted, or tolerated in municipalities run by Democrats and RINOs unless you a) you promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) you are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Because I am none of the aforesaid, I am increasingly not welcome in my neighborhood, my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage Country, and Illinois.)
https://www.welcomingamerica.org/

June 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump stresses unity, nation’s core values during West Point graduation – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/at-west-point-trump-stresses-unity-nations-core-values/6246177/
— More rallies underway Saturday in Chicago’s Loop, South Side and suburbs, drawing attention to racism, police brutality Peace march uses house music to unite Chicago, fight injustice – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/protests-fill-streets-across-chicago-for-3rd-straight-weekend/6246007/
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 deaths top 6.2K with nearly 132K total cases
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-nearly-673-new-covid-19-cases/6246420/

NBC5
— Illinois Officials Confirm 673 New Coronavirus Cases, 29 Additional Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-officials-confirm-673-new-coronavirus-cases-29-additional-deaths/2289455/

CBS2
— University Of Chicago Protest At Police Headquarters Comes To Peaceful End
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/13/university-of-chicago-protest-at-police-headquarters-comes-to-peaceful-end/
— Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart ‘De-Deputizes’ Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/13/cook-county-sheriff-tom-dart-de-deputizes-deputies-linked-to-insults-and-threats-toward-protesters/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Licensing Illinois Police Officers – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/696362

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— At state GOP’s virtual convention, chairman hails Trump as ‘man for our time,’ and urges using Obama’s prescription for victory – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republican-virtual-convention-trump-20200613-l7lfakrbujgwbbpbrut4jg44sy-story.html
— Protests in rural Midwest, a 2016 Trump stronghold, test his grip on white America
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-trump-midwest-polling-protests-20200613-lc72ufarlvaujh6q6s2tv5rwpe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Would-be revolutionaries, advocates for police reform march downtown on 2-week anniversary of massive George Floyd protest A crowd of revolutionary communists and people calling for police reform that wound through the city’s downtown Saturday was far smaller than a May 30 march to protest the killing of George Floyd that ended in mayhem. – Ben Pope
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/6/13/21290446/revolution-club-chicago-protest-george-floyd-black-lives-matter-chicago-police-department

DAILY HERALD
— What suburban police are planning to reform, and what activists say about it – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200613/what-suburban-police-are-planning-to-reform-and-what-activists-say-about-it

HERALD REVIEW
— How Illinois, local officials are reacting to calls to ‘defund’ law enforcement – Analisa Trofi
https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/how-illinois-local-officials-are-reacting-to-calls-to-defund-law-enforcement/article_8ee02f0f-20ea-5f68-8ee2-a56a84138ecb.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Black Lives Matter rally and march in Wheaton
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/06/12/photos-black-lives-matter-rally-and-march-in-wheaton/dqjh5h8/

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— Chicago nearly triples per capita police spending since 1964
https://www.bcrnews.com/2020/06/13/chicago-nearly-triples-per-capita-police-spending-since-1964/akk71dx/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Black Lives Matter protests held Saturday in Freeburg, Mascoutah and Waterloo – KAVAHN MANSOURI AND MEGAN VALLEY
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article243486451.html

HOPE FAIR HOUSING CENTER
— HOPE Fair Housing Center Names Evelyn Sanguinetti New Executive Director
https://hopefair.org/hopes-new-executive-director/

CITY OF WHEATON
— Planned Protests & Marches Conclude
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=430

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Glen Ellyn community confused as march organizers aim to rename ‘white supremacist’ Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/539650833-glen-ellyn-community-confused-as-march-organizers-aim-to-rename-white-supremacist-abraham-lincoln-elementary-school
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An anonymous group is gearing up to march on Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Glen Ellyn in an attempt to get District 41 to change the name of the school. A flyer put out by an unknown organization reads “Public institutions should not be named after white supremacists” and includes a quote from Lincoln regarding his fortune in being born white. Lincoln, the country’s 16th president, was a state legislator and congressman from Illinois before ascending to the country’s top leadership position. Lincoln is responsible for the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which formally abolished slavery. “This is so preposterous that it must be a hoax,” Jeanne Ives, a former state legislator and candidate for Illinois’s 6th congressional district said. “Striking Pres. Lincoln’s name from a school? We will keep a watch on this to see if it is real. I stand ready to defend President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy as the Great Emancipator.” Others in the community aligned with Ives regarding the seemingly obvious flawed rationale behind the march. “I am very opposed, but I thought people should know,” John Mitchell said when posting the listing on the Happening in Glen Ellyn Facebook page. Mitchell said the march was real when asked by a poster. “Ummm… isn’t he the one that ended slavery?” Tim Nancy Kehayias said. Jeff Castle was not so restrained. “This is abhorrent,:” Castle posted on Facebook. “Do you ever notice it’s always the same people protesting? College-age kids who have almost no responsibility in life but a protest sounds exciting because we’ve been cooped up at home because of Covid so hell yeah let’s get out there and do something exciting. “Suburban white liberal women who are ‘like super woke n stuff’ Whose husbands pull in 200K+ a year, beta males who Would do just about anything to please their Battle axe of a wife, All of which hate Trump because he’s a racist misogynist xenophobe but have absolutely zero proof of that. Life is too short for this and it’s also not guaranteed, People need to enjoy time with their family and friends and worry about life at home.” The march is announced to begin at 7 p.m. tonight – Saturday, June 13 – with opening remarks outside of the Lake Ellyn boathouse. The group will then walk to the Glen Ellyn village office, give more remarks and walk back to the boathouse. A contingent of pro-Lincoln supporters have noted they will be attending the event and host a counter rally with facts about Lincoln’s efforts which culminated in the abolition of slavery.)
— Naperville GOP chairman: Black Lives Matter infiltrators hate the U.S. Constitution – Juliette Fairley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/539595692-naperville-gop-chairman-black-lives-matter-infiltrators-hate-the-u-s-constitution
— GOP Congressional hopeful Ives challenges Rep. Casten to condemn defund the police movement – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/539352449-gop-congressional-hopeful-ives-challenges-rep-casten-to-condemn-defund-the-police-movement
— Naperville GOP State Rep Wehrli won’t confirm he’s backing Trump in 2020 – Juliette Fairley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/539382912-naperville-gop-state-rep-wehrli-won-t-confirm-he-s-backing-trump-in-2020

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— State Senator Paul Schimp Puts Bad Policemen in Perspective
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/13/state-senator-puts-bad-policemen-in-perspective/

BREITBART
— Billionaire Koch Network: ‘Critical’ to Increase Legal Immigration While 30M Americans are Jobless – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/12/billionaire-koch-network-critical-to-increase-legal-immigration-while-30m-americans-are-jobless/

BLAZE
— Entire Florida city’s SWAT team resigns after police chief kneels with protesters – CARLOS GARCIA (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who side with the protestors?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/florida-swat-team-resigns-kneeling
— Leader in Seattle’s CHAZ demands white occupiers fork over money to black counterparts – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/leader-in-seattles-chaz-demands-white-occupiers-fork-over-money-to-black-counterparts

PJ MEDIA
— Hilarious: Seattle’s CHAZ Is Everything Its ‘Woke’ Organizers Said They Were Against – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2020/06/13/hilarious-seattles-chaz-is-everything-its-woke-organizers-said-they-were-against-n521429

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot-pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, you push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/502489-criminalization-that-never-should-have-been-cannabis
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: LGBTQ-pushers push LGBTQ activity. If you want to destroy traditional marriage and destroy the traditional family, you push LGBTQ activity.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/502554-democrats-rip-trump-rollback-of-lgbtq-protections-amid-pride-month

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The most racist president in modern history revels in violence.” Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters label Trump and his supporters as being racists. To label someone as being a racist in America today is like labeling someone as being a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Needless-to-say, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are labeled as being racist should sue those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that labeled them as being racist. Needless-to-say, the Republican Party should sue the Democrat Party.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-most-racist-president-in-modern-history-revels-in-violence/2020/06/12/c406fee4-ac1d-11ea-a9d9-a81c1a491c52_story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Taylor Swift.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethcohen/2020/06/13/taylor-swift-is-battling-confederate-statues-and-defending-black-lives—and-she-is-just-getting-started/

June 3 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— More violence is met with more silence
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Chicago protest: Hundreds march against police brutality in Bronzeville – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/society/hundreds-protest-police-brutality-on-south-side/6230089/

NBC5
— Chicago Protests: City Starts to Reopen, Marches Continue
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-protests-city-starts-to-reopen-marches-continue/2283498/
— Illinois Reports 982 New Coronavirus Cases, 97 Additional Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-982-new-coronavirus-cases-97-additional-deaths/2283730/

CBS2
— Despite Reopening Efforts, Chicagoans Still Struggle To Get Work, Unemployment Benefits – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/03/despite-reopening-efforts-chicagoans-still-struggle-to-get-work-unemployment-benefits/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This wave of protests is a reaction to Donald Trump.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-protests-george-floyd-trump-race-chapman-20200603-dnkiaqx5wvbrvo2uzdcrwk3nhi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Be careful: How we talk about mayhem could reinvigorate Trump’s reelection chances.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ct-george-floyd-fallout-donald-trump-november-grossman-20200603-m3gezzkv3vgu5kcj3xoecnxntq-story.html
— Naperville man’s video captures explosion during downtown chaos and violence
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-downtown-naperville-protest-explosion-video-st-0605-20200603-pxomvkdxjvhe3bzymy4fjujybi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Protestors blast Whites.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-george-floyd-aftermath-suburban-rallies-20200604-pyfqktwrpzda3b766ognjewlpy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Wheaton, Carmin Awadzi came to a Black Lives Matter rally at Adams Park out of fear. Two of her children were going, and she wanted to make sure nothing happened to them. She even told her 16-year-old son to wear his Wheaton Warrenville South High School sweatshirt so people would know he belonged. “That’s our lives every single day here in Wheaton,” she said. “And I’m having to explain that to people — people that we’ve known for a very long time, educated people who are professionals. My husband and I are in the 1% but it still doesn’t matter.” The rally drew a diverse, young-skewing crowd of several hundred who listened to speakers reflect about racial injustice throughout America and close to home.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Daily COVID-19 cases dip under 1,000, but officials warn it could take 2 weeks to see if protests prompt uptick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/3/21278999/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Latinos and African Americans must unite against racism. If we’d let our ties bind us, we’d be much stronger against a predominantly white political and corporate power structure that thrives on our marginalization.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/6/3/21279612/george-floyd-protests-racism-vigilantes-little-village-latinos-mexican-african-americans-garcia
— Pritzker adds Lake, four downstate counties to disaster proclamation amid civil unrest Lake County is among those that represents “a threat for looting or destruction through planned protests,” is “home to critical infrastructure” or has requested state assistance, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/3/21279880/pritzker-illinois-national-guard-more-counties-lake-floyd-protests

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Leaving the footprint of change’: Batavia holds a peaceful rally in support of ‘Black Lives Matter’ – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200603/leaving-the-footprint-of-change-batavia-holds-a-peaceful-rally-in-support-of-black-lives-matter
— Protesters disperse after peaceful assembly in Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200603/protesters-disperse-after-peaceful-assembly-in-wheaton
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Protesters gathered peacefully in downtown Wheaton Wednesday to speak out against racial inequalities. Demonstrators met at Adams Park downtown about 1 p.m. The large group of mostly young people then rallied in front of city hall, reconvened in the historic park beside the Wheaton Public Library and began dispersing shortly before 5 p.m. The Downtown Wheaton Association has recommended businesses remain closed until Friday morning as a precaution ahead of planned protests. Police also have increased patrols. Some businesses may remain open. Before visiting, customers should call ahead to ensure the business is open and confirm their hours.)
— DuPage officials looking for ‘concrete actions’ to improve race relations – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200603/dupage-officials-looking-for-concrete-actions-to-improve-race-relations
— Officials, residents praise Naperville police for protest response – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200603/officials-residents-praise-naperville-police-for-protest-response

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The government must protect people and property That’s the deal we make when we pay taxes and follow rules, writes a longtime Chicago business owner. – DOUGLAS VAN TRESS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/government-must-protect-people-and-property

OAK PARK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/6-3-2020/The-consequences-of-Trump%27s-racism/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— ‘We’re not going to let this happen anymore’ Protesters pack Wheaton park to decry racism – BOB RAKOW (DIERSEN: It would be great if a transcript of everything that was said by the protest speakers would be published.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/06/03/were-not-going-to-let-this-happen-anymore-protesters-pack-wheaton-park-to-decry-racism/ak15fz8/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Three speakers were scheduled for Wednesday’s Black Lives Matter protest in Wheaton’s Adams Park. But 90 minutes after the protest started, more than 20 people had taken the bullhorn, stepped before the crowd of about 1,000 people and offered passionate, emotional and fervent pleas to end racism and police violence against black people. The speakers were while and black, male and female, young and old, but the message was the same: racism in all its forms must end and the battle to stop it once and for all is just beginning. The 1 p.m. protest was planned for Memorial Park, which is fenced off and undergoing improvements, leading participants to move to nearby Adams Park. Protesters, many carrying signs with a wide array of messages including “Black Lives Matter,” “Only Justice Will Bring Peace” and “We Cannot Be Silent Because the Dead Cannot Speak,” formed a large circle in the center of the park and listened to and applauded each speaker, many who initially did not plan to address the crowd. The protest was one of several held Wednesday in DuPage, Cook and Kane counties as people harnessed the opportunity to vent their anger and frustration following the May 25 death of George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis. “It’s disgusting that we’re begging people to understand that our lives matter, and there are people saying, ‘but this and but that.’ But that’s reality, right? No, because we’re not going to let this happen anymore,” said one speaker, who declined to give her name. “We are not criminals. We are not animals,” she said. “We are humans, we’re beautiful and we are loved,” she continued. She also chastised people who have criticized the phrase Black Lives Matter because they contend it excludes other races. “All lives matter,” she said. “We’re not screaming that only black lives matter. It’s because all lives matter that we are here protesting the ones that are actually targeted. “We’re not here to start a race war, we’re here to end one and finally be at the same level as you. So please, if you’re human, have humanity, open your eyes to what’s been going on in this country because I’m tired of having to explain to you why I’m scared, why I feel little, why l feel hurt.” Jerome Jackson attended the protest with his wife, Julie; son, Lincoln, 6; and daughter, Quinlan, 7. Jackson, a Wheaton resident, said it was critical that his children see the formation of a movement designed to end racism and bigotry. “The importance is for them to not only understand the importance of the message that Black Lives Matters and what it means to the greater good of society, but to our own family knowing that I’m an African American myself and raising two bi-racial children. It’s important for them to understand their roots and culture.” Jackson added that he doesn’t want his children to experience the bigotry he endured as a child. “As someone who grew up primarily in the 80s, I was subjected to bigotry and racism, and I’ve said from the moment they were born that I want them to grow up in a society that doesn’t’ view them for their skin color or tone and just views them as human beings,” he said. He added that the size of the protest was encouraging. “I’m very happy to see as many young people out supporting this cause and just standing up for what is right,” Jackson said. Following the protest, participants marched through downtown Wheaton chanting “Black Lives Matter.” Dan Clinch of Wheaton said he attend the protest because “it was the right thing to do.” “This just can’t go on,” he added. “What happened in Minneapolis, there’s no excuse in the world for it.” Clinch said he expects the movement to continue because Floyd’s death was a tipping point. “You heard the young people today,” he said. “This was very impressive.” Clinch’s daughter, Campbell, a Wheaton North graduate, and a friend of some of the speakers, said she saw numerous racist incidents while attending the high school. “You hear the N-word, you do hear things about white supremacy, you hear people calling African Americans animals. There’s no justification for that,” she said.)

CITY OF WHEATON
— Planned Protest for Memorial Park Area Concludes (DIERSEN: It would be great if a transcript of everything that was said by the protest speakers would be published.)
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=416
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The planned protest that began at Memorial Park at 1 p.m. has concluded, and this peaceful event occurred without incident. The protest began in Adam’s Park, moved throughout the Central Business District, stopping at City Hall, before returning Adam’s Park. The City of Wheaton and the Wheaton Police Department respect the right of people to assemble peacefully. The participants met the City’s expectation for a peaceful gathering. Wheaton Police had been in contact with organizers before the event and provided a presence at the event to ensure everyone’s safety. We appreciate the cooperation of participants in helping ensure this was a peaceful gathering. Thank you for following the official City of Wheaton source for community information.)

JOHN BIVER
— BRUCE DONNELLY WAS A MAN IN FULL
https://johnbiver.com/bruce-donnelly-was-a-man-in-full/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Academic Finds Negative Impact to Black Communities When Police Departments Have Feet Held to the Fire
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/academic-finds-negative-impact-to-black-communities-when-police-departments-have-feet-held-to-the-fire/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Releases Video on George Floyd and Pandemic
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/02/il-14-lauren-underwood-releases-video-on-george-floyd-and-pandemic/
— Drivers Flock to Secretary of State’s Office
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/drivers-flock-to-secretary-of-states-office/
— Clown-Masked Chicago Man Faces Federal Charges for Torching Police Vehicle
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/clown-masked-chicago-man-faces-federal-charges-for-torching-police-vehicle/
— Feds Take Jurisdiction in Three Chicago Gun Arrests
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/feds-take-jurisdiction-in-three-chicago-gun-arrests/
— Ugaste Comments on Minnesota’s George Floyd
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/ugaste-comments-on-minnesotas-george-floyd/
— IL-14: Oberweis Comments on New Charges for Minneapolis Policemen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/il-14-oberweis-comments-on-new-charges-for-minneapolis-policemen/
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives and Sean Casten Exchange Views on Minnesota and Aftermath
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/il-06-jeanne-ives-and-sean-casten-exchange-views-on-minnesota-and-aftermath/
— Three Men’s Deaths Attributed to Coronavirus, 60% of Dead in McHenry County Men
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/03/three-mens-deaths-attributed-to-coronavirus-60-of-dead-men/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— $1 MILLION BOND FOR LOMBARD MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF INCENDIARY DEVICE, ATTEMPTED TERRORISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/1-million-bond-for-lombard-man-charged-with-possession-of-incendiary-device-attempted-terrorism.html
— ILLINOIS BECOMES FIRST TO TAP FED LOANS AFTER YIELDS SURGE; THIRD TO LAST IN STATE BUSINESS CLIMATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/illinois-becomes-first-to-tap-fed-loans-after-yields-surge-third-to-last-in-state-business-climate.html
— THORNER/INGOLD: AMERICA’S PANDEMIC OF LAWLESSNESS AND RAGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/thorneringold-americas-pandemic-of-lawlessness-and-rage.html
— WEYERMULLER: ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD ON STREETS OF CHICAGO AS CITY REOPENS TO PHASE 3
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/weyermuller-illinois-national-guard-on-streets-of-chicago-as-city-reopens-to-phase-3.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Three House Black Caucus members call for special legislative session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/03/three-house-black-caucus-members-call-for-special-legislative-session/
— Oberweis wants expanded mail-in ballot program
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/03/oberweis-wants-expanded-mail-in-ballot-program/
— 982 new cases, 97 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/03/982-new-cases-97-additional-deaths/

BREITBART
— GOP Reps. Ask Donald Trump to Import Armies of Foreign Workers for White-Collar Jobs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/03/gop-reps-ask-donald-trump-to-import-armies-of-foreign-workers-for-white-collar-jobs/

FEDERALIST
— The Media Are Lying To You About Everything, Including The Riots The media lied about the Russia collusion hoax, about the Mueller probe, about impeachment, about the coronavirus—and now they’re lying about the riots. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/03/the-media-are-lying-to-you-about-everything-including-the-riots/

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Latest Democrat Strategy: Anarchy Replacing Pandemic Scare – Judi McLeod
https://canadafreepress.com/article/latest-democrat-strategy-anarchy-replacing-pandemic-scare

PATRIOT POST
— Bush Condemns Riots but Promotes Myth of Systemic Racism He calls for unity by capitulating to the “social justice” dogma that America is a racist nation. – Thomas Gallatin
https://patriotpost.us/articles/71109-bush-condemns-riots-but-promotes-myth-of-systemic-racism-2020-06-03
— Riots and the Media Between excusing the riots and over-covering them, the media gets it wrong. – Douglas Andrews
https://patriotpost.us/articles/71115-riots-and-the-media
— Are You a White Supremacist? – Nate Jackson (DIERSEN: To be called a White supremacist today in America is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/71090-are-you-a-white-supremacist-2020-06-03

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tammy-duckworth-trump-military-protesters-digusting_n_5ed7fc3ec5b675737dc0de21

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with the rioters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/us/politics/trump-law-enforcement-protests.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Protesters’ breach of temporary fences near White House complex prompted Secret Service to move Trump to secure bunker – Carol D. Leonnig
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-moved-trump-to-secure-bunker-friday-after-protesters-breached-temporary-fences-near-white-house-complex/2020/06/03/e4ae77c2-a5b9-11ea-b619-3f9133bbb482_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bush uses George Floyd to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/03/george-floyd-george-w-bush-anguished-brutal-suffocation/3132800001/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Reviving the Disgraceful Legacy of ‘Law-and-Order’ Politics.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/trump-law-and-order-politics-nixon-reagan.html

FED WEEK
— Federal Whistleblowers Fired 10 Times Normal Rate, GAO Finds (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, the Democrats who ran GAO forced me to take their early retirement “offer,” that is, they fired me because I had blown the whistle on their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/federal-whistleblowers-fired-10-times-normal-rate-gao-finds/

June 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago looting continues as nearly 700 arrested by police in unrest in wake of George Floyd’s death – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/society/nearly-700-arrested-by-chicago-police-amid-looting-protests-/6224450/
— President Trump calls governors ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-calls-governors-weak-urges-crackdown-on-protests/6224941/
— Trump warns of military deployment as George Floyd protests resume – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-warns-of-military-deployment-as-george-floyd-protests-resume/6225510/
— North Side protest marches on Lake Shore Drive
https://abc7chicago.com/society/live-large-peaceful-protest-marches-on-chicagos-north-side/6225780/
— Chicago curfew: Road closures around Loop in effect as Illinois National Guard called in; CTA resumes limited service Gov. Pritzker asks for Illinois National Guard’s assistance – Jessica D’Onofrio and Roz Varon
https://abc7chicago.com/traffic/road-closures-in-effect-in-chicagos-loop-with-curfews-in-city-suburbs/6224470/

NBC5
— Chicago Looting, Protests: 911 Call Overload, Nearly 700 Arrests in 24 Hours
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-protests-looting-demonstrators-march-transit-shut-down/2281679/
— Pritzker Issues Disaster Proclamation as Looting, Civil Unrest Continue Throughout State
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-issues-disaster-proclamation-as-looting-civil-unrest-continue-throughout-state/2282108/
— Naperville Implements Curfew, Looters and Police Clash in Cicero; Metra Suspends Service Again, Looters, Police Clash in Cicero
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/suburban-live-blog-tinley-park-asks-businesses-to-close-joliet-declares-state-of-emergency/2282041/
— CTA Announces it Will Suspend Service Monday Evening
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cta-announces-it-will-suspend-service-monday-evening/2282311/

CBS2
— CTA Suspends Service Beginning At 9:30 p.m.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/01/cta-suspends-service-beginning-at-930-p-m/
— Marchers Turn Out For Peaceful Protest In Lakeview, Uptown In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death – Dave Savini
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06/01/marchers-turn-out-for-peaceful-protest-in-lakeview-uptown-in-wake-of-george-floyds-death/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Civil unrest could influence Biden’s search for running mate – Alexandra Jaffe and Bill Barrow
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/civil-unrest-could-influence-bidens-search-for-running-mate

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— George Floyd fallout: Pritzker deploys National Guard troops to suburbs; disaster proclamation issued for several Illinois counties; CTA again suspending service; Lightfoot denies city favored downtown over neighborhoods
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-george-floyd-chicago-protests-20200601-mrgv3rsz3fgztlu5lyrsyuolr4-story.html
— George Floyd fallout: Pritzker deploys National Guard troops to suburbs and issues disaster proclamation for several Illinois counties; Lightfoot denies city favored downtown over neighborhoods
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-george-floyd-chicago-protests-20200601-mrgv3rsz3fgztlu5lyrsyuolr4-story.html
— Chicago marijuana dispensaries close indefinitely – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-marijuana-dispensaries-looted-20200601-622fkqyq4ffmtaiwv6yjil3cqe-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker accuses President Trump of ‘inflammatory’ rhetoric amid unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. Trump’s response: ‘I don’t like your rhetoric much either.’ – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-donald-trump-phone-call-20200601-xxs47ntgynbclfl3h4tw27tohm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In call, Trump urges governors ‘to dominate’ with arrests or look ‘like a bunch of jerks’; Pritzker hits back over White House rhetoric Gov. Pritzker, who was on the call, called President Trump out on his past remarks, saying they were only making things worse. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/1/21276990/in-call-governors-president-donald-trump-urges-arrests-you-have-dominate
— ‘Outsiders’ blamed for fomenting violence in Chicago, elsewhere as Trump declares Antifa a terrorist group ‘Despite hundreds of arrests, hundreds more violent criminals remain at large in Chicago, and unverified reports suggest more may be traveling here from other locations, with intent to continue the mayhem,’ Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/5/31/21276134/george-floyd-protests-officials-blame-differing-groups-outsiders-violence-antifa-lightfoot-hopkins
— Black Lives Matter claims police brutality against peaceful protesters Here’s what happening today after a weekend of protests, as well as vandalism and looting in Chicago following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/1/21276963/chicago-protests-looting-george-floyd-live-blog
— Some 2,000 arrested over ‘chaotic’ weekend, and sheriff investigating who was behind orchestrated looting and vandalism “There’s definitely organization [to the looting] but as far as the overarching organization, that’s being looked at,” the sheriff said. Preckwinkle said she had “no idea whatsoever” who was behind it. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/1/21277148/arrests-weekend-looting-vandalism-protests-dart-preckwinkle-george-floyd
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to Whites who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites?
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/6/1/21277076/colin-kaepernick-racism-bigotry-george-floyd-phil-kadner
— Profane exchange: Lightfoot, chief City Council critic tussle over police tactics during looting Ald. Ray Lopez said the mayor told him he was “full of s–t” when he demanded to know her plan to protect neighborhoods. His response? “I told her, ‘F–k you. You don’t know what’s going on.’” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/6/1/21277272/chicago-protests-looting-city-council-police-lopez-lightfoot

DAILY HERALD
— More National Guard, state troopers deployed; disaster proclamations in suburbs – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200601/more-national-guard-state-troopers-deployed-disaster-proclamations-in-suburbs
— Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Aurora advise businesses to close ahead of planned protests – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200601/naperville-glen-ellyn-aurora-advise-businesses-to-close-ahead-of-planned-protests-
— Volunteers flock to downtown Aurora to help after night of violence and looting
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200601/volunteers-flock-to-downtown-aurora-to-help-after-night-of-violence-and-looting
— Schaumburg Twp, highway commissioner will challenge Mussman for House seat – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200601/schaumburg-twp-highway-commissioner-will-challenge-mussman-for-house-seat
— States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200601/states-cities-plead-for-virus-aid-as-congress-faces-crises
— ‘Listen Up, DuPage!’ episode explores fiscal management in time of crisis
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200601/listen-up-dupage–episode-explores-fiscal-management-in-time-of-crisis

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker calls out more National Guard troops The governor also tangled with President Trump today over rhetoric he termed “inflammatory.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-calls-out-more-national-guard-troops

WTTW
— Pritzker Calls Up 250 More Guardsmen to Assist Local Law Enforcement – Patty Wetli
https://news.wttw.com/2020/06/01/pritzker-calls-250-more-guardsmen-assist-local-law-enforcement

WBBM
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Expert Says Protests, Violence Are Part Of The Fabric Of American History National media continues to misunderstand dynamics of protest, professor says. – RACHEL PIERSON
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/expert-says-protests-violence-are-part-of-american-history

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGAPH
— Looters swarm Target, Walmart, other stores in Bloomington-Normal; ‘It’s senseless, it’s sad’ – ROGER MILLER
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/public_safety/update-looters-swarm-target-walmart-other-stores-in-bloomingon-normal-its-senseless-its-sad/article_0b2444ea-63bd-5763-ae5d-fdc211b495ee.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS & JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER & BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— In conference call, Pritzker tells Trump his rhetoric is ‘making it worse’ as protests rage on – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/in-conference-call-pritzker-tells-trump-his-rhetoric-is-making-it-worse-as-protests-rage/article_c858aab2-a450-11ea-bfcb-eb825d231261.html
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/pritzker-on-call-tells-trump-his-rhetoric-is-making-it-worse/article_a74b0552-6553-55ff-a2aa-794de5ebdbdd.html
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article243176741.html

JOURNAL COURIER
— A budget under the influence – Scott Reeder
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/opinion/article/Commentary-A-budget-under-the-influence-15307522.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump slams governors as ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-took-shelter-in-white-house-bunker-as-protests-raged-2/
— With rare candor, employees protest Facebook’s Trump policy – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/facebook-employees-speak-out-against-company-over-trump/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Protests Are ‘An Outward Expression Of Something That Is Burning Within’ Black Americans – Editorial
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/protests-echo-long-hot-summer-1967#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Reporter Amy Jacobson sues Pritzker in federal court to gain access to news briefings – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/reporter-sues-pritzker-in-federal-court-to-gain-access-to-news-briefings/article_93e33218-a40d-11ea-b73e-d706baaba229.html

ROBERT FEDER
— WIND’s Amy Jacobson suing Pritzker over ban from media briefings
https://www.robertfeder.com/2020/06/01/winds-amy-jacobson-suing-pritzker-ban-media-briefings/

BATAVIA PATCH
— Republican Leaders To Hand Out Care Packages Saturday In Batavia Local elected officials are set to distribute packages using a drive-thru, no-contact system at Pal Joey’s Restaurant – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/republican-leaders-hand-out-care-packages-saturday-batavia

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Galesburg “Let’s Start a Riot” Man Arrested for Minneapolis and Chicago Acts
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/01/galesburg-lets-start-a-riot-man-arrested-for-minneapolis-and-chicago-acts/
— IL-14: Oberweis on George Floyd’s Violent Death
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/01/il-14-oberweis-on-george-floyds-violent-death/
— Pritzker and Franks Buddy Up in 2019
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/01/pritzker-and-franks-buddy-up-in-2019/
— Prosecution in Lake County As Opposed to Cook County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/01/as-opposed-to-cook-county/
— Ugaste Wants to Help Small Business, Sees No Reason Big Box Stores Should Receive Preferential Treatment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/01/ugaste-wants-to-help-small-business-sees-no-reason-big-box-stores-should-receive-preferential-treatment/
— Antifa in Chicago?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/31/antifa-in-chicago

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Organized Rioters Attack U.S. Cities Across the State and Nation – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/organized-rioters-attack-u-s-cities-across-the-state-and-nation/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 6TH CD: IVES CONDEMNS RIOTING; CASTEN WITHHOLDS CRITICISM OF DESTRUCTION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/6th-cd-ives-condemns-rioting-casten-withholds-criticism-of-destruction.html
— OBERWEIS CONDEMNS RIOTING; INCUMBENT LAUREN UNDERWOOD REMAINS SILENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/oberweis-condemns-rioting-incumbent-lauren-underwood-remains-silent.html
— WEYERMULLER: CHICAGO ENDURES A SUMMER OF PROTESTS AND RIOTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/weyermuller-chicago-endures-a-summer-of-protests-and-riots.html
— CALLS TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE IN ILLINOIS FALL BY 57%
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/06/calls-to-report-suspected-child-abuse-in-illinois-fall-by-57.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker calls up 250 more IL National Guard members, deploys 300 more ISP troopers for areas outside Chicago – Issues disaster proclamation for 9 counties – Says Trump has ”fanned the flames instead of bringing peace and calm” – Chicago requested “limited role” for National Guard – Of Trump: “I really think it is time to call for calm” – All community-based COVID-19 testing sites closed – “We’re being responsive as municipalities have asked us to step in” – “I don’t want to dominate peaceful protesters who have legitimate grievances” – On Trump spat: “I think people should know what we stand for” – ISP has “several different missions” – Disaster declaration gives flexibility
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/01/pritzker-calls-up-250-more-il-national-guard-members-deploys-300-more-isp-troopers-for-areas-outside-chicago/
— ISP Director: Job is to allow people to be heard and not be drowned out by crime – “We’ve had requests for assistance from every part of the state” – No indication “of an organized structured group” – More ramp closures than anyone can recall – Says “different tone and tenor” today, and “we hope it stays that way” – Limitations of ILEAS prompts resource shifting – “This is different than other protests” – “We have to be different” – Three regions – “We are going to be ready for anything and we are ready for anything”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/01/isp-director-job-is-to-allow-people-to-be-heard-and-not-be-drowned-out-by-crime-weve-had-requests-for-assistance-from-every-part-of-the-state-no-indication-of-an-organized-structured-group-more-ramp-c/
— Jacobson sues
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/01/jacobson-sues/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I don’t think the governor himself handled this very well and I said so at the time. To this day, Jacobson has access to the governor through the pool reporters, like I do, like we all do. Pritzker should’ve made that clear in public. Now her attorneys are trying to cast her as some sort of martyr. I’ve been to press conferences where I couldn’t get my questions answered. I may have already told you this story, but Gov. Blagojevich tried that with me once, so I walked around the room and whispered questions to every Chicago TV reporter there. He had no choice but to answer questions from them. . .Um, she can’t get “back into the room” because access is being limited for everyone right now due to COVID-19. And while Pritzker most certainly disagrees with her points of view, she did speak at a rally in opposition to his stay at home order. That goes well beyond attendance. On the one hand, she’s a show-boating hyper-partisan. On the other, I’ve always been opposed to the government deciding who is and who is not a reporter, although it is indisputable that legislative leaders can limit access to their press boxes based on broad criteria (like working for a lobbying group). On the third hand, if reporters were really upset about this, they would’ve stood up for Jacobson and her access would’ve been restored by now.)
— 974 new cases, 23 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/06/01/974-new-cases-23-additional-deaths/

GOPUSA
— Floyd Family Wants First Degree Murder & Death Penalty For All 4 Cops; Complains To Sharpton About Trump Phone Call
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=89668

NEWSMAX
— Social Media Not the ‘Arbiter of Truth’ – James Hirsen
https://www.newsmax.com/jameshirsen/zuckerberg-facebook-twitter-factcheck/2020/06/01/id/969885/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Professors nationwide offer assistance, advice, and support to Antifa-like rioters – Lacey Kestecher
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14959

THE HILL
— Trump mobilizes military in DC to quell protests as tear gas fired into crowds – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/500576-trump-mobilizes-military-in-dc-to-quell-protests-as-tear-gas-fired
— Protests risk spread of coronavirus – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/500504-protests-risk-spread-of-coronavirus

CNN
— Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters – Kevin Liptak and Ryan Nobles
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/politics/donald-trump-race-police/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Lashes Out at Governors Over Response
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/us/george-floyd-protests-live-updates.html
— Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout to Protest Trump Posts
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/technology/facebook-employee-protest-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump threatens to deploy military if states don’t quell violence
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/01/george-floyd-protests-live-updates/
— Trump urges governors to ‘dominate’ protesters after another night of unrest
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/01/george-floyd-protests-live-updates/

FORBES
— DIERSEN: HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Biden Lead Grows 5 Points Amid George Floyd Protests, Most Americans Think Trump Is Racist.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/06/01/biden-lead-grows-5-points-amid-george-floyd-protests-most-americans-think-trump-is-racist-poll-finds/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Mulls Declaring an Insurrection and Sending Military Into Cities.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/trump-mulls-sending-military-into-u-s-cities.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See Bias at Twitter, Facebook: 33% Embrace Trump’s Order to Punish Them
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/may_2020/voters_see_bias_at_twitter_facebook_33_embrace_trump_s_order_to_punish_them

May 28 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump signs order to fight online censorship
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies after fact checks applied to his tweets
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-escalates-war-on-twitter-social-media-protections/6217025/

NBC5
— One Day Before Entering Phase 3, Illinois Reports 1,527 New Coronavirus Cases Much of Illinois is set to enter its next stage of reopening Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/one-day-before-entering-phase-3-illinois-reports-1527-new-coronavirus-cases/2279458/
— All 4 of Illinois’ Health Regions Will be Allowed to Enter Phase 3 Friday: Pritzker As of Thursday, just two days remained in the statewide stay-at-home order, but regions can begin entering phase three Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/all-4-of-illinois-health-regions-will-be-allowed-to-enter-phase-3-friday-pritzker-says/2279486/

CBS2
— Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/28/lightfoot-phase-3-in-chicago-begins-june-3/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker bolsters testing rules for nursing homes, issues Phase 3 ‘guidance’ for churches Each long-term care facility will be required to report to public health officials the number of residents and staff tested, and the number of positive and negative test results. The facilities must also make sure a copy of infection control policies and procedures is provided to residents and to the families of residents. – Mitchell Armentrout and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/28/21273753/illinois-pritzker-coronavirus-cases-deaths-reopening-may-28
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump stomps on his Twitter megaphone The president’s assault on social media for daring to fact-check him is a reminder: He will take everything down with him.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/28/21272978/trump-twitter-fact-check-free-speech-vote-fraud-election-mail-in-ballots

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago will move to phase 3 of her reopening plan on June 3 but warns: ‘COVID-19 is still very much part of our present’ – JOHN BYRNE, DAN PETRELLA and ADAM LUKACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-reopening-20200528-cefwiuidwnfd7a57m25uavq6me-story.html
— COVID-19 spurs union pushes among Chicago-area essential workers. ‘We’re not just burger flippers. We’ve been essential.’ – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-essential-workers-unionize-20200528-ggbhu4gec5fm7paj4fvbh6cpmu-story.html
— For second straight day, crowd confronts Chicago police making arrest on gun charges – Deanese Williams-Harris
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-confront-crowds-20200528-hfgglk2t7jgyfa2ucl7sovwvtm-story.html
— Bosses say $600 coronavirus unemployment boost makes reopening harder. Some workers ‘are making more money than they’ve ever made by not working right now.’ – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-pandemic-unemployment-benefits-600-per-week-20200528-skxom4r2obczxa6vef5b7iivz4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— State reports 104 more COVID-19 deaths, passes 115,000 total cases – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200528/state-reports-104-more-covid-19-deaths-passes-115000-total-cases
— Job losses continue to mount in U.S. despite reopenings – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200528/job-losses-continue-to-mount-in-us-despite-reopenings

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kaegi to cut assessments on homes, condos by 8 to 12 percent The Cook County Assessor has unveiled his plan to reduce the tax burden on most residential and commercial properties to account for the coronavirus pandemic. – ALBY GALLUN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/kaegi-cut-assessments-homes-condos-8-12-percent

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pay hike coming for legislators? Dems, GOP at odds on question – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pay-hike-coming-for-legislators-dems-gop-at-odds-on-question/article_a39b07ef-fdb9-54ae-afd4-80c2dbb925b9.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies – BOBBY ALLYN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stung-twitter-trump-signs-executive-order-weaken-social-media-companies#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Police State of Illinois Hits the Neighborhood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/police-state-of-illinois-hits-the-neighborhood/
— Ugaste Summarizes Legislation Session
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/ugaste-summarizes-legislation-session/
— IL-6: Jeanne Ives Critiques State Budget…Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/il-6-jeanne-ives-critiques-state-budget-again/
— Wilcox on Pay Raise
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/28/146731/
— Skillicorn-Pritzker in Conflict
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/skillicorn-pritzker-in-conflict/
— IL-06/IL-14/IL-17: Jeanne Ives and Jim Oberweis Promoted to Top Tier of NRCC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/il-06-il-14-il-17-jeanne-ives-and-jim-oberweis-promoted-to-top-tier-of-nrcc/
— Ugaste Puts Forth Checks and Balances Idea
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/27/ugaste-puts-forth-checks-and-balances-idea/
— AJ Friend DCFS Caseworker Carols Acosta’s Disciplinary Records Secret Until Final Decision
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/26/acosta-dcfs-disciplinary-records-secret-until-final-decision/
— Questions Governor Pritzker Should Answer, But Hasn’
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/26/questions-governor-pritzker-should-answer-but-hasnt/

CAPITOL FAX
— McSweeney forces removal of Blagojevich video, outs person behind it
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/mcsweeney-forces-removal-of-blagojevich-video-outs-person-behind-it/
— 1,527 new cases, 104 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/1527-new-cases-104-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker says IDPH has offered “suggestions” to churches – Says he’s received “pushback” from some private nursing homes – IDPH will file new rule on nursing homes – Still looking at what to do about IDPH rule – Dodges question about Willie Wilson – Employers should use “common decency” when bring workers back – Will wait on feds before making any more budget decisions – Central Illinois hospitalization numbers improve – “We might potentially have to move backwards in the phases – “Not our intention” to make changes to Phase 4 guidance – No plans to dine at restaurant this weekend – No decision about ending daily briefing – Repeats that he has never encouraged police enforcement – Suggests GOP demand for IDES audit could be a “political move” – Still pondering school reopening – All testing is free – Asked about dangers of Legionella in large buildings – Testing and tracing metrics are “internal goals” – Points to federal rules on unemployment and workers who refuse to return – “Difficult for us to open theaters in the near future” – Dr. Ezike talks rules for malls – Dr. Ezike monitoring outbreak at county jail with ICE detainees
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/pritzker-says-idph-has-offered-suggestions-to-churches/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/covid-19-roundup-45/
— Justice Kavanaugh orders Illinois to respond to church filing by tonight
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/justice-kavanaugh-orders-illinois-to-respond-to-church-filing-by-tonight/
— Poll finds support for Clean Energy Jobs Act, Pritzker approval 56-40, State legislative Democrats more popular than Trump
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/poll-finds-support-for-clean-energy-jobs-act-pritzker-approval-56-40-state-legislative-democrats-more-popular-than-trump/
— 21 million Americans currently receiving unemployment assistance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/28/21-million-americans-currently-receiving-unemployment-assistance/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Joe Biden confuses D-Day date with Pearl Harbor attack – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/joe-biden-confuses-d-day-date-with-pearl-harbor-attack

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Hate Trump More Than They’ll Ever Love America – Patrick Murray
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickmurray/tds-covid-china/2020/05/28/id/969494/

THE HILL
— Trump signs order targeting social media firms’ legal protections – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/500006-trump-signs-order-targeting-social-media-firms-legal-protections

REUTERS
— Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies – Nandita Bose, Jeff Mason
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-social/trump-move-could-scrap-or-weaken-law-that-protects-social-media-companies-idUSKBN2340MW
— U.S. weekly jobless claims still elevated; core capital goods orders fall – Lucia Mutikani
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/us-weekly-jobless-claims-still-elevated-core-capital-goods-orders-fall-idUSKBN234208
— What’s in the law protecting internet companies – and can Trump change it? – Jonathan Weber, Elizabeth Culliford
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-explain/explainer-whats-in-the-law-protecting-internet-companies-and-can-trump-change-it-idUSKBN23434V

NEW YORK TIMES
— Legal Shield for Social Media Is Targeted by Trump Section 230, from a 1996 federal law, was meant to protect young internet companies from liability. Lawmakers have threatened to change it. – Daisuke Wakabayashi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have attacked me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that others have published. I would focus on candidates, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their staff members, their volunteers, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on the articles that candidates did not like because they were critical of the candidate or were positive about the candidate’s opponent. I would focus on candidates who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/business/section-230-internet-speech.html
— Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Trump Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president’s. – Peter Baker and Daisuke Wakabayashi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/us/politics/trump-social-media-executive-order.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/opinion/racism-white-women.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump signs order that could punish social media companies for how they police content, drawing criticism and doubts of legality – Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/28/trump-social-media-executive-order/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Dangerous Desire for an In-Person Political Convention.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/trumps-dangerous-desire-for-an-old-school-convention.html

JD SUPRA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Employer Rights Go Up in Smoke: NYC Largely Bans Marijuana Testing of Prospective Employees
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employer-rights-go-up-in-smoke-nyc-70881/?

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— The Voters Who Don’t Like Trump Or Biden – Geoffrey Skelley (DIERSEN: Trump and Biden share the following demographics: older, White, male, married, Christian, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, and their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-trump-losing-among-voters-who-dont-like-him-or-biden/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 27% of Blacks Say Black Voter Who Chooses Trump Over Biden Is Not Really Black
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/27_of_blacks_say_black_voter_who_chooses_trump_over_biden_is_not_really_black

May 28 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump preparing executive order targeting social media companies after fact checks applied to his tweets – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-preparing-executive-order-targeting-social-media/6217025/

NBC5
— Worker at Springfield Arena Where Illinois Legislative Session Held Tests Positive for Coronavirus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/worker-at-springfield-arena-where-illinois-legislative-session-held-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/2278997/

CBS2
— Two Local Churches Appeal To Supreme Court To Reopen
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/28/two-local-churches-appeal-to-supreme-court-to-reopen/
— ‘There’s Just Not Enough of Us:’ Illinois Unemployment Workers Allege Understaffing, ‘Insurmountable’ Workloads, Fear Of Infection As They Process Claims – Tara Molina
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/27/theres-just-not-enough-of-us-illinois-unemployment-workers-allege-understaffing-insurmountable-workloads-fear-of-infection-as-they-process-claims/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois lawmaker Allen Skillicorn pushing for ballot referendum that would let voters remove Pritzker from office – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-lawmaker-pushing-for-ballot-referendum-that-would-let-voters-remove-pritzker-from-office

WGN TV
— Around 60 percent of CPS students logged into e-learning sites more than twice a week, data shows – Mike Ewing
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/around-60-percent-of-cps-students-logged-into-e-learning-sites-more-than-twice-a-week-data-shows/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ bloated budget needs a crash diet … again – JEANNE IVES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-budget-spending-excess-ives-20200527-24dv2kznprezzlzc3z3s7pzxbe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-marijuana-dispensary-delays-20200527-gjbbmysiwvebdfym7r65tcyidm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wants Twitter to spread lies, not truth.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-trump-twitter-mail-in-voting-chapman-20200527-ndp4jrniajftnlbrn4khus37yi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump preparing order targeting social media protections Trump had threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday, lashing out at the new policy he believed interfered with his political messaging, but he alone can’t do that. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/28/21273178/trump-preparing-order-targeting-social-media-protections-new-policies-political-messaging
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Twitter, in video takes on Trump, conspiracy theories: “I’ve been a little worried about something lately,” Kinzinger says in a video. The excessive number of conspiracy theories that I’ve seen running all over social media.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/27/21272707/rep-adam-kinzinger-twitter-video-takes-trump-conspiracy-theories-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City’s first downtown pot shop to open Thursday Cresco’s new Sunnyside dispensary, located at 436 N. Clark St. in River North, will also be the first in the city to exclusively sell recreational weed. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: To encourage a person to use pot is to destroy that person.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/5/27/21272586/chicago-dispensaries-downtown-pot-shop-recreational
— Pam Zekman, 75, longtime Chicago investigative reporter, among layoffs at CBS 2 Zekman is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who had worked at the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. She’d been at the TV station since 1981. –
By Ben Pope
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/5/27/21272466/pam-zekman-cbs-2-chicago-layoffs-sun-times-tribune-investigative-reporter-mirage
— Four in 10 CPS students take part in online learning 2 days a week or fewer, new data shows Teachers say remote learning has been a challenge even for students who normally work hard in school. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/5/27/21271582/online-remote-learning-cps-students-public-schools-engagement

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: 160 new deaths bring state’s COVID-19 toll past 5,000; contact tracing ramping up – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200527/160-new-deaths-bring-states-covid-19-toll-past-5000-contact-tracing-ramping-up
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President’s attacks on woman’s legacy represent worst of social media abuse.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200527/editorial-presidents-attacks-on-womans-legacy-represent-worst-of-social-media-abuse

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois faces $76 billion hit to economic output  The biggest impacts are expected in industries directly affected by state shutdowns, including the restaurant and hospitality businesses, but the report says other sectors will also bear outsize pain. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/illinois-faces-76-billion-hit-economic-output

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Langfelder, police chief served with cease-and-desist notices by Fox Run lawyer – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 2000, my critics/opponents have served me with many cease-and-desist notices to get me to stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should serve them with cease-and-desist notices. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200527/langfelder-police-chief-served-with-cease-and-desist-notices-by-fox-run-lawyer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A day after a Springfield restaurant received a cease-and-desist notice for defying Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, an attorney representing the restaurant and two other local businesses that opened early has returned the favor to Mayor Jim Langfelder and Police Chief Kenny Winslow. Thomas DeVore, an attorney representing Fox Run Restaurant, Bow and Arrow Salon and FitBodies, said he is “putting the City of Springfield on notice to cease and desist with any further efforts to violate my client’s civil rights” through enforcement of Pritzker’s order. The notice comes a day after Fox Run itself was served with a cease-and-desist notice from the Springfield Police Department, which informed the owners that failure to comply could result in the restaurant’s closure by the local or state health department or civil liability.)
— Good Standing certificates for attorneys will be available online – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: What about good standing certificates for journalists like me? I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I have put together and sent out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000. I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015. Since 2004, those emails have included links to 368,685 articles and information on many upcoming events. I worked for GAO as an Analyst 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. Much of what GAO Analysts do is very similar to what journalists do.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200527/good-standing-certificates-for-attorneys-will-be-available-online
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: Illinois to become 1st state to provide Medicaid regardless of immigration status – Kade Heather (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs flush citizens of America down the toilet.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200527/illinois-to-become-1st-state-to-provide-medicaid-regardless-of-immigration-status

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The link between booze and the state budget – Scott Reeder
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20200527/commentary-link-between-booze-and-state-budget

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State GOP insurgents organize to challenge Democrats’ majorities – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/jim-dey-state-gop-insurgents-organize-to-challenge-democrats-majorities/article_a41fc2bc-782e-555b-9e84-00c0ec8eda32.html

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— As Illinois gradually reopens, will you be wearing a mask? – TERRI MADDOX
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/as-illinois-gradually-reopens-will-you-be-wearing-a-mask/article_d504563c-4bb1-5538-9381-5cfb2e0d0d92.html

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, the more that Democrats do to destroy you.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/bobby-schillings-son-under-fire-for-homophobic-tweets/article_b223c57f-10f3-50f4-8476-0e71a5e00072.html

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis dispensary opens doors – JENNIFER BAILEY
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/cannabis-dispensary-opens-doors/article_bc07f2a8-a04b-11ea-9d02-8b457adfee75.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pompeo-says-hong-kong-no-longer-autonomous-from-china
— Champaign ministry files lawsuit against Pritzker – Taylor Deckert
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/champaign-ministry-files-lawsuit-against-pritzker

CHICAGO PATCH
— Gov’s Toilet Scam Contractor Got $9 Million Coronavirus Contract KONKOL COLUMN — Is it just a coincidence the contractor involved in Pritzker’s private construction projects got coronavirus contracts? – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/govs-toilet-scam-contractor-got-9-million-coronavirus-contract

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Lakeview Rallies To Save Businesses After 75 Percent Say They’ll Fail By July The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, spurred by alarming results of a small business survey, are rolling out the “Love Local, Love Lakeview” campaign. – Jake Wittich
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/05/27/lakeview-rallies-to-save-businesses-after-75-percent-say-theyll-fail-by-july/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: We will regulate or ‘close down’ social media platforms before they silence conservatives – David Sherfinski and Ryan Lovelace (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/27/trump-we-will-regulate-or-close-down-social-media-/
— ‘Second wave’ fears loom as U.S. passes ‘dark’ milestone Coronavirus death toll tops 100,000 in three months – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/27/coronavirus-death-toll-us-tops-100000/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s slanderous attack on Joe Scarborough is incompatible with leadership – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/trumps-slanderous-attack-on-joe-scarborough-is-incompatible-with-leadership
— Trump’s attacks on Jeff Sessions anger immigration hawks – W. James Antle III
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trumps-attacks-on-jeff-sessions-anger-immigration-hawks
— Republicans urge Trump not to restrict immigrant work visas during pandemic – Mica Soellner
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-urge-trump-not-to-restrict-immigrant-work-visas-during-pandemic
— Head of Twitter site integrity called Trump White House officials ‘actual Nazis’ and Mitch McConnell a ‘bag of farts’ – Carly Ortiz-Lytle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/head-of-twitter-site-integrity-called-trump-white-house-officials-actual-nazis-and-mitch-mcconnell-a-bag-of-farts
— Democratic lawmakers call for cancellation of Trump’s Fourth of July ‘Salute to America’ – Carly Ortiz-Lytle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democratic-lawmakers-call-for-cancellation-of-trumps-fourth-of-july-salute-to-america
— Kellyanne Conway: Twitter fact-check on Trump conducted by ‘same people who attack him all day long’ – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/kellyanne-conway-twitter-fact-check-on-trump-conducted-by-same-people-who-attack-him-all-day-long

FOX NEWS
— White House says Trump will sign an executive order on social media – Morgan Phillips (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-trump-will-sign-executive-order-social-media
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Earlier Wednesday, Trump warned social media giants that the federal government could “strongly regulate” or “close them down” if they continue to “silence conservative voices,” amid his flaring battle with Twitter after the platform fact-checked one of his tweets for the first time this week. “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” Trump tweeted. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that happen again.”)

FOX BUSINESS
— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: Who is more likely to smoke marijuana? – Daniella Genovese
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/more-likely-smoke-marijuana-194842942.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to a July 2019 poll from Gallup, which surveyed 1,525 adults across the nation who were at least 18 years old, the likelihood of someone smoking marijuana “varies significantly” by gender, age, region and political ideology. Overall, the survey indicated that adults between 18 to 29 years old are the age group most likely to smoke marijuana. According to the findings, 22 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds revealed they smoked, which makes them twice as likely to smoke compared to adults from 30-49 years old and seven times as likely as adults older than 65 years old. Eleven percent of adults from 30-49 years admitted to smoking and 12 percent of people ages 50 to 64 do. Meanwhile, only three percent of people over the age of 65 admitted to smoking. . .Aside from age, the results also revealed that men are twice as likely to smoke marijuana than women. Additionally, liberals are six times more likely to smoke than conservatives and twice as likely as moderates, according to the findings.)

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Democrats Demand You Wear a Symbol of Fear
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/05/27/democrats-demand-you-wear-a-symbol-of-fear/
— Cesspool That Is Twitter Makes Huge Miscalculation by “Fact-Checking” Trump
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/05/27/cesspool-that-is-twitter-makes-huge-miscalculation-by-fact-checking-trump/

BREITBART
— Twitter Lets Verified Users Spread Fake Photo Linking MN Cop to ‘Make Whites Great Again’ Hat – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/05/27/twitter-lets-verified-users-spread-fake-photo-linking-mn-cop-to-make-whites-great-again-hat/
— UN Admits 70 Per Cent of Boat Migrants Not Eligible for Asylum – VIRGINIA HALE
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/05/27/un-admits-majority-boat-migrants/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— We Endorse The Essential Rep. Steve King (Iowa-4) For Reelection
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32594

DAILY CALLER

— Twitter Dings Trump’s Tweets But Refuses To Fact Check Chinese Officials’ Virus Misinformation – Chris White
https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/27/twitter-donald-trump-fact-check-china/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Twitter Official Overseeing Misinformation Efforts Is Anti-Trump Partisan Who Donated to Planned Parenthood – Peter Hasson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/05/27/twitter-official-overseeing-misinformation-efforts-is-anti-trump-partisan-who-donated-to-planned-parenthood

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— Illinois Judge Rules Against Stay At Home Order: ‘People Are Not Being Governed, They Are Being Ruled’ – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/judge-rules-against-stay-home-order-people-are-not-being-governed-they-are-being-ruled

PATRIOT POST
— Biden Exposes the Democrat Party’s Racial Mindset “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” – Arnold Ahlert
https://patriotpost.us/articles/70954-biden-exposes-the-democrat-partys-racial-mindset-2020-05-28

EPOCH TIMES
— Twitter’s New ‘Fact-Checking’ Label Has Dangerous Implications – BOWEN XIAO (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents have viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned a) my decisions to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) my comments on those articles. My critics/opponents focus on stopping the following from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Republican Precinct Committeemen, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers, etc. in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents and b) those who they have had the greatest success in turning against me and turning against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-trump-campaign-respond-to-twitter-labeling_3366858.html
— States Demanding Biggest Bailouts Do Least to Control Spending, Deficits – MARK TAPSCOTT
https://www.theepochtimes.com/states-demanding-biggest-bailouts-do-the-least-to-control-their-spending-deficits_3366560.html

THE HILL
— The federal government could end California’s reckless immigration stance – IRA MEHLMAN
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/499124-the-federal-government-could-end-californias-reckless-immigration-stance

POLITICO
— Trump to sign executive order on social media amid Twitter furor “Big Tech is doing everything in their very considerable power to CENSOR in advance of the 2020 Election,” Trump tweeted late Wednesday. – CRISTIANO LIMA (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/trump-executive-order-social-media-twitter-285891
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters say “Appeals court ruling suggests little legal traction for Trump’s anti-Twitter campaign. D.C. Circuit decision spurns claims that social media giants broke the law by banning a conservative provocateur.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/trump-twitter-court-ruling-284632
— ‘Why are you not burying him?’: Trump allies fret over rising Biden threat Outside advisers and donors want the Trump campaign to unleash more resources quickly to dent Biden’s strength in the polls. – NANCY COOK
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/trump-biden-campaign-283602

REUTERS
— Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House – Jeff Mason, Nandita Bose (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump/trump-threatens-social-media-shutdown-over-twitter-fact-check-label-idUSKBN2331NK

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown – ZEKE MILLER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization; b) the leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton’s West District; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, and campaign managers; f) etc. I should write a book about what the aforesaid have done since 2000 to discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and to discourage everyone from reading those emails.)
https://apnews.com/c8898aad60175df06ebd160023285001

NBC NEWS
— ‘An ego trip’: Pelosi blasts Trump’s insistence that Republican convention occur Trump has threatened to move the convention from Charlotte, N.C., if the venue might not be filled there this summer because of coronavirus-related restrictions. – Adam Edelman
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/ego-trip-pelosi-blasts-trump-s-insistence-republican-convention-occur-n1215786

NEW YORK TIMES
— China Approves Plan to Rein In Hong Kong, Defying Worldwide Outcry Beijing ordered that a new law be written to extend many of mainland China’s security practices to Hong Kong, creating broad powers to quash unrest. – Keith Bradsher
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/world/asia/china-hong-kong-crackdown.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Americans have filed more than 40 million jobless claims in past 10 weeks, as another 2.1 million filed for benefits last week The economic struggle continues as states seek to reopen, but many workers and businesses remain uneasy about the future – Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/28/unemployment-claims-coronavirus/

USA TODAY
— Trump pushes ahead on July Fourth parade in DC despite objections from local Democratic lawmakers – Nicholas Wu (DIERSEN: Of course, if your municipality had polled its residents about canceling its Independency Day parade, Republicans would have said NO and Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs would have sad YES.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/27/coronavirus-trump-wants-july-fourth-dc-parade-local-democrats-object/5266631002/
— The next 100 days: How the coronavirus will continue to change your life at home, at work, at school and beyond – Jorge L. Ortiz
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/27/coronavirus-hundred-thousand-deaths-us-changes-schools-work-life/5225436002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says – Susan Page
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/05/26/coronavirus-schools-teachers-poll-ipsos-parents-fall-online/5254729002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Twitter Plays Into Trump’s Hands ‘Fact-checking’ tweets will encourage political regulation of speech. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Twitter’s crackdown on Trump encourage my critics/opponents to crackdown more on me?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-plays-into-trumps-hands-11590621733

FORBES
— College Graduates Rate The Campus Culture Of Their Alma Maters: There’s A Lot More Work To Do – Michael T. Nietzel (DIERSEN: What do those who recently graduated from your alma mater(s) think of you? I graduated from NIU in 1970, from Loyola in 1976, from DePaul in 1980, and from IIT in 1997. From what I see, as colleges ever-increasingly move to the left, that is, as colleges ever-increasingly crank out “good little Democrats,” recent graduates would have an extremely low opinion of me.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2020/05/28/college-graduates-rate-the-campus-culture-of-their-alma-maters-theres-a-lot-more-work-to-do/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/maiahoskin/2020/05/27/2020-has-been-difficult-for-the-black-community-discrimination-at-work-only-adds-insult-to-injury/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Managing and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants during COVID-19
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/managing-and-enforcing-restrictive-covenants-during-covid-19-podcast

BROOKINGS INSTITUTE
— Public service and the federal government – Fiona Hill (DIERSEN: Who looks down on you? From what I see, ever-increasingly, Republicans look down on federal employees and look down on federal retirees. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 23 years.)
https://www.brookings.edu/policy2020/votervital/public-service-and-the-federal-government/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Popular appreciation of and respect for government service and public servants have steadily declined in the United States since the 1960s, with only two brief exceptions: in the 1990s during the Clinton administration, and in the months immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There is a particularly deep sense of distrust in the U.S. federal government. In an April 2019 Pew Research Center poll, for example, only 17% of respondents indicated that they trusted the federal government “to do the right thing.” Why is this the case? While there is significant support for the vital functions public servants perform at the local and state levels, and during crises, deeply entrenched misconceptions about the U.S. federal government and its individual agencies shape more negative views. For example, the opinion that the U.S. government is vast and unwieldly is widespread outside the public sector. The U.S. population has been evenly split for several years in its views on the optimal size of the U.S. government—with 47% of those polled by Pew in 2019 seeing government as either too big or too small. The two perspectives reveal a sharp partisan divide. Sixty-seven percent of those who affiliate with the Democratic Party express support for the expansion of government services. On the “too big” side of the ledger, 74% of those who describe themselves as Republicans want to see the government shrink in both size and functions. Newspaper and opinion page headlines such as “The sheer size of our government workforce is an alarming problem” encapsulate this view.)
— Destroying trust in the media, science, and government has left America vulnerable to disaster – Marc Hetherington and Jonathan M. Ladd (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have focused on destroying trust in me and trust in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give themselves standing to destroy those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/05/01/destroying-trust-in-the-media-science-and-government-has-left-america-vulnerable-to-disaster/

NEWSWEEK
— House Republicans Sue to Stop Historic Proxy Voting Plan Designed to Reduce Lawmakers’ Risk of Getting Coronavirus – ELIZABETH CRISP
https://www.newsweek.com/house-republicans-sue-stop-historic-proxy-voting-plan-designed-reduce-lawmakers-risk-getting-1506934
— Illinois Is Only State to Meet All Federal Criteria for Reopening, Will Move to Phase 3 on Friday – JEFFERY MARTIN
https://www.newsweek.com/illinois-only-state-meet-all-federal-criteria-reopening-will-move-phase-3-friday-1506968
— Trump Wants Americans to Learn About the Holocaust As Anti-Semitism in U.S. At All-Time High – EWAN PALMER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters paint members of the following groups as being anti-Semites: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German Americans, non-veterans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsweek.com/holocaust-educaton-schools-trump-never-again-1507027

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Reopening the City Too Soon Is, Effectively, Age Discrimination – Justin Davidson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are unpopular if you are old, if you are obese, and/or if you have health problems including diabetes.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/reopening-without-universal-testing-is-age-discrimination.html

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An America-hater says “The coronavirus has laid bare the reality of America’s racial caste system.” According to America-haters, the more that an American is successful, the more that American is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout that I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, that I became a licensed CPA, that I earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance, etc. because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/27/coronavirus-america-racial-caste-system
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An America-hater says “As 100,000 die, the virus lays bare America’s brutal fault lines – race, gender, poverty and broken politics.” According to America-haters, the more that an American is successful, the more that American is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hint/imply/argue/shout that I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, that I became a licensed CPA, that I earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance, etc. because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/28/us-coronavirus-death-toll-racial-disparity-inequality

May 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 110K with over 4.8K deaths; Pritzker releases business reopening guidelines – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-releases-business-reopening-guidelines/6208703/

NBC5
— More Than 2,500 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Illinois Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/more-than-2500-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-illinois-sunday/2277507/
— Trump’s Pitch to Voters: Trust Me, Economy Will Soar in 2021 – Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trumps-pitch-to-voters-trust-me-economy-will-soar-in-2021/2277474/
— Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Stay-at-Home Orders, Fear City May Shut Them Down A pair of Chicago churches once again violated limitations on gathering sizes and fear the city may shut them down – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-churches-continue-to-violate-stay-at-home-orders-fear-city-may-shut-them-down/2277539/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 67 coronavirus deaths Sunday, more than 2,500 new cases
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-67-coronavirus-deaths-sunday-more-than-2500-new-cases
— Judge won’t reconsider lawsuit brought by Michael Madigan opponent – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/judge-wont-reconsider-lawsuit-brought-by-michael-madigan-opponent
— Illinois churches holding services say they’re taking precautions – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-churches-holding-services-say-theyre-taking-precautions

WGN TV
— Churches holding services across Illinois say they’re taking precautions – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/churches-holding-services-across-illinois-say-theyre-taking-precautions/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces reopening rules for businesses as Illinois is poised to move to next phase and loosen restrictions – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-pritzker-coronavirus-business-reopening-20200524-4qfbnlefkbdwbhgt6h47mjp6ei-story.html
— You’re getting used to masks. Will you wear a face shield? – KNVUL SHEIKH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-face-mask-face-shield-20200524-t5nm5h46zveg7o26waryi7oelm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’ Despite a harsh new warning from Chicago’s public health chief, two Chicago churches defiantly held services Sunday in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/24/21269156/facing-threat-closure-city-encouragement-trump-churches-hold-services
— Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening The deaths and 2,508 new cases were announced on the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled specific guidelines for more businesses to open in coming days. – Ben Pope
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/24/21269094/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-pritzker-reopening-may-24
— Governor releases guidelines for more Illinois businesses to reopen in coming days Pritzker stressed that as more businesses reopen, the No. 1 priority will continue to be the health and safety of Illinois residents and workers. – Suzanne McBride
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/5/24/21269037/governor-releases-guidelines-more-illinois-businesses-reopen-coming-days
— After rocky start, legislative session like no other delivers casino win to boost Chicago and state The grownups asserted themselves in the Illinois Legislature, settled things down and accomplished more than we might have predicted. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/24/21268656/chicago-casino-illinois-house-senate-legislature-springfield-jim-durkin-jb-pritzker-lori-lightfoot

DAILY HERALD
— State reports 61 more COVID-19 deaths, as Pritzker releases new reopening guidelines – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200524/state-reports-61-more-covid-19-deaths-as-pritzker-releases-new-reopening-guidelines

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Big wins for Lightfoot and Pritzker in the just-wrapped Springfield session Chicago’s got its casino, Springfield Dems got their budget—plus the authority to borrow billions from the feds. Here’s what you need to know. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/big-wins-lightfoot-and-pritzker-just-wrapped-springfield-session

WTTW
— Illinois’ Pandemic-Era Budget Looks to Feds for More Help – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/24/illinois-pandemic-era-budget-looks-feds-more-help

WBBM
— At Issue: Jeanne Ives, 6th District Republican Congressional Candidate
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/at-issue-jeanne-ives-6th-district-republican-congressional-candidate

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Despite budget approval, much is in limbo after Illinois session – JERRY NOWICKI
https://qctimes.com/agriculture/despite-budget-approval-much-is-in-limbo-after-illinois-session/article_44fbae1e-4272-56aa-b35c-dd333124d524.html

SOUTHERN
— ‘Patriot Rally’ in Marion brings opposition to Illinois’ coronavirus response – Brian Munoz
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/patriot-rally-in-marion-brings-opposition-to-illinois-coronavirus-response/article_aa3a54ae-b77d-571b-8331-33a292bb9a8f.html
PHOTOS: https://thesouthern.com/news/local/photos-patriot-rally-in-marion-brings-opposition-to-coronavirus-response/collection_cef9e0ea-448d-57cc-bc93-a2b0dbc0cbfd.html

WGLT
— B-N Lawmakers Pan State Budget – CHARLIE SCHLENKER
https://www.wglt.org/post/b-n-lawmakers-pan-state-budget#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— ‘Toxic’ Illinois budget relies on federal bailout that might not come – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/toxic-illinois-budget-relies-on-federal-bailout-that-might-not-come/article_af3f782a-9e02-11ea-ba34-9712d2b2b44c.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ugaste “Strongly Opposes” Budget
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/ugaste-strongly-opposes-budget/
— Mid-State Legislator Summarizes Session Tom Bennett
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/mid-state-legislator-summarizes-session/
— McConchie Reacts to Session, Points Out Lack of Action by Dems Will Result in Automatic $1,600 Legislative Pay Hike
— http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/mcconchie-reacts-to-session-points-out-lack-of-action-by-dems-will-result-in-automatic-legislative-pay-hike/
— Female Democrat Surfaces to Challenge Republican Marty McLaughlin for David McSweeney’s State Rep. Seat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/23/female-democrat-surfaces-to-challenge-republican-marty-mclaughlin-for-david-mcsweeneys-state-rep-seat/
— Marci Suelzer, Opponent to Republican Marty McLaughlin, Surfaces
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/marci-suelzer-opponent-to-republican-marty-mclaughlin-surfaces/
— Illinois an Outlier in Coronavirus Reopening
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/illinois-an-outlier-in-coronavirus-reopening/
— IL-14: State Senate Approves Changes to Vote-by-Mail for November Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/24/il-14-state-senate-approves-changes-to-vote-by-mail-for-november-election/
— Point-Counterpoint: Jack Franks’ Plan to Cut County Board Salaries
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/23/point-counterpoint-jack-franks-plan-to-cut-county-board-salaries/
— Barrington Hills Village Board Unanimously Passes Resolution to Open Village Businesses and Churches and Raises Questions About Governor’s Legal Authority
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/23/barrington-hills-village-board-unanimously-passes-resolution-to-open-village-businesses-and-churches-and-raises-questions-about-governors-legal-authority/
— Did “Outlander’s” Col. Tryon Inspired Pritzker to Limit Public Gatherings to Ten People?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/22/did-outlanders-col-tryon-inspired-pritzker-to-limit-public-gatherings-to-ten-people/
— Court Order Finds Jack Franks “Willfully and Contumaciously” in Indirect Contempt of Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/22/court-order-finds-jack-franks-willfully-and-contumaciously-in-indirect-contempt-of-court/
— IL-14: Pinning the Extremist Label on Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/22/il-14-pinning-the-extremist-label-on-loren-underwood/
— McHenry County Turkeys Harvested, No Politicians Were Killed This Season
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/22/mchenry-county-turkeys-harvested-no-politicians-were-killed-this-season/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Pritzker foot-dragging Bailey case, claims no emergency exists – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/pritzker-foot-dragging-bailey-case-claims-no-emergency-exists/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker unveils business guidance; takes questions on budget, legislature, EO
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/24/pritzker-unveils-business-guidance-takes-questions-on-budget-legislature-eo/

BREITBART
— Illinois Lawmakers Approve Vote-by-Mail Expansion for November Election – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/23/illinois-house-approves-vote-mail-expansion-november-election/

THE HILL
— White House economic adviser: Unemployment rate could be ‘double digits’ in November – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/499348-white-house-economic-adviser-unemployment-rate-could-be-double-digits
— The Memo: Trump agenda rolls on amid pandemic – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/499259-the-memo-trump-agenda-rolls-on-amid-pandemic

May 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Chicago: Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces 5-phase ‘Protecting Chicago’ reopening plan
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayor-lightfoot-details-protecting-chicago-reopening-plan/6162864/
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL conducts 20K COVID-19 tests in single day; IL unemployment system upgraded as 1M claims filed since March Gig workers, independent contractors eligible for unemployment Monday – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-conducts-20k-covid-19-tests-in-single-day-for-1st-time/6162898/
— VP Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller tests positive for coronavirus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/vp-pences-press-secretary-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/6164091/
— 14 shot – 5 fatally – Thursday in Chicago
https://abc7chicago.com/14-shot—5-fatally—thursday-in-chicago/6163030/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/8/2020

NBC5
— 2,887 New Coronavirus Cases Lift Illinois Total to 73,760 as State Nears 400K Tests So far, the state has administered nearly 400,000 tests, with more than 20,000 conducted in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/2887-new-coronavirus-cases-lift-illinois-total-to-73760-as-state-nears-400k-test/2268817/
— Chicago is In Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/chicago-is-in-phase-2-of-its-reopening-plan-heres-whats-needed-to-get-to-phase-3/2268855/

CBS2
— Some Suburban Mayors Want Their Municipalities Reopened Before Gov. Pritzker’s Set Date – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/08/some-suburban-mayors-want-their-municipalities-reopened-before-gov-pritzkers-set-date/
— What Companies Benefit From Coronavirus?
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/08/companies-benefit-coronavirus-amazon-netflix-microsoft/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois conducts more than 20k tests in a day for first time, reports 130 new virus deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-conducts-more-than-20k-tests-in-a-day-for-first-time-reports-130-new-virus-deaths
— Mayor Lightfoot unveils framework for reopening Chicago
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mayor-lightfoot-unveils-framework-for-reopening-chicago

WTTW
— For Candidates Seeking Attention, It’s Time to Volunteer – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/08/candidates-seeking-attention-it-s-time-volunteer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Jeanne Ives, who’s trying to flip a longtime GOP-held suburban Chicago congressional seat that Democrats picked up in 2018, held a food drive last month, collecting so much food “our offices were stuffed with it.” The campaign posted photos of the haul on Facebook and other social media. “I hope the takeaway is that we care about our neighbors and recognize a lot of people lost their jobs and are in need,” said Ives.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot’s ‘five-star’ plan to reopen Chicago offers no timetable but sets tougher benchmarks for easing stay-at-home rules than Pritzker’s strategy. Here’s a closer look. – GREGORY PRATT, JOHN BYRNE and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-reopening-lightfoot-20200508-ztpnouwexrcvfdfcr2yccbc53a-story.html
— Coronavirus-related deaths at long-term care facilities up nearly 500 from last week and now make up 48% of state total – JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-nursing-home-weekly-statistics-20200509-g7y6punl6rhidknh7aaxcxhrwq-story.html
— Illinois surpasses 20,000 COVID-19 tests for the first time, but research suggests many more needed to safely reopen – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-20200508-djvfgqgpz5atneucxp3k26elu4-story.html
— Let restaurants reopen sooner, not later – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-restaurants-reopen-pritzker-illinois-20200509-xvretpqqeraqrntwyo3fg2oygi-story.html
— Americans are too afraid of risk. What we need in this pandemic is balance – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-back-to-work-kass-20200509-hcvnvo7r3faclhhrw7v4735ebq-story.html
— Sorry, Illinois, but Florida is doing this reopening thing right – DENNIS BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-reopen-florida-illinois-dennis-byrne-20200508-hrlytunuwrgdxawpilvmvo6eaa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 130 more Illinois coronavirus deaths as state hits new high for testing More than 3,200 people have died of the coronavirus in Illinois. The state received 20,671 tests results back on Thursday, the largest number the state has ever received in a day. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/8/21252407/illinois-pritzker-coronavirus-cases-deaths-testing-may-8
— Fact-check: Pelosi laying all of Illinois’ fiscal mess at Rauner’s feet ignores 100 years of fellow culprits As the state’s chief executive, Bruce Rauner played a starring role in the showdown that caused the budget crisis. But he had plenty of co-stars among Democrats, including longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/8/21252340/fact-check-pelosi-rauner-pritzker-trump-illinois-madigan-covid19-coronavirus-pensions
— If you reopen for business early and somebody dies, don’t expect your insurance company to bail you out When towns and businesses refuse to enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, trial lawyers might step in and insurance companies might take a walk. – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Pritizker’s orders will bankrupt not only Illinois, but every individual, every organization, every company, and every government in Illinois.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/8/21252579/gov-j-b-pritzker-stay-home-order-coronavirus-illinois-reopen-lawsuits-rich-miller-capitol-fax
— Details of the five-phase plan to reopen Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled the city’s guidelines on Friday.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/8/21252581/coronavirus-chicago-five-phase-plan-to-reopen-city-lightfoot

DAILY HERALD
— The case for convening a legislative session – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200508/editorial-the-case-for-convening-a-legislative-session

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s Lightfoot’s plan for reopening Chicago Much is still in the works. Even at the final phase, events and activities will be limited. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/heres-lightfoots-plan-reopening-chicago
— Pritzker draws up the right road map to recovery Despite the need for some course corrections, the governor is moving in the proper direction—though perhaps he’s not as fast as some would like. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/pritzker-draws-right-road-map-recovery

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— LaHood joins call to loosen requirements for reopening region – Matt Hopf
https://www.whig.com/20200508/lahood-joins-call-to-loosen-requirements-for-reopening-region

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Pritzker: ‘No way’ Restore Illinois plan, map will satisfy everybody – SEAN HAMMOND
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/05/07/pritzker-no-way-restore-illinois-plan-map-will-satisfy-everybody/ahoffq/

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Cuts Coming to Local Governments – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=303642#.XrXJniN_OM8

FOX ILLINOIS
— House attempts ‘Virtual Congress’ as remote legislation remains uncertain – Leandra Bernstein
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/house-attempts-virtual-congress-as-remote-legislation-remains-uncertain

WGEM
— Lawmakers invite Pritzker to visit West Central Illinois – Blake Sammann
https://wgem.com/2020/05/08/lawmakers-invite-pritzker-to-visit-west-central-illinois/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— President’s advisers predict unemployment could reach 20% — but that it’s reversible – SCOTT THUMAN
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/presidents-advisers-predict-unemployment-could-reach-20

WICA
— Health officials close courtroom, quarantine newlyweds after positive COVID-19 test result – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/health-officials-close-courtroom-quarantine-newlyweds-after-positive-covid-19-test-result/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES PUSHES FOR PRITZKER TO LET KIDS PLAY OUTDOOR SPORTS THIS SUMMER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/ives-pushes-for-pritzker-to-let-kids-play-outdoor-sport-this-summer.html
— STATE REP ARGUES “THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY” TO RE-OPEN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/state-rep-argues-there-has-to-be-a-better-way-to-re-open-illinois.html
— LAKE CO ENCOURAGES COVID-19 VIOLATION SNITCHING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/lake-co-encourages-covid-19-violation-snitching-.html
— OP-ED: THESE LOCAL RACES WILL DETERMINE ILLINOIS GOP’S FATE FOR NEXT DECADE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/these-local-races-will-determine-illinois-republicans-fate-for-the-next-decade.html
— THORNER: LAW ENFORCEMENT, BIO-WEAPONS AND FINANCIAL EXPERTS AGREE: RE-OPEN AMERICA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/thorner-law-enforcement-bio-weapons-and-financial-experts-agree-re-open-america.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,887 new cases, 14% positivity rate, 130 additional deaths – State tops 20,000 tests for first time
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/08/2887-new-cases-14-positivity-rate-130-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker says Lightfoot plan will fit into his timing framework – Explains differences between two plans – Dr. Ezike explains the importance of averaging – Gov. explains why it’s tough to eases up on restaurants – Supports federal help for restaurants – Sports teams won’t be putting fans and players in danger – Says we need a federal plan instead of hodgepodge – Asked about summer camps – Explains more difference with Lightfoot plan – Outlines ideas for mass transit after reopening – Also hopes schools can open – Defends Chicago presence, but says he will be traveling – “This virus isn’t limited to the four walls of that one business” – Has higher priorities than another Exelon bailout – Dodges contact tracing question – Talks about help for out-of-work black and Latino people
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/08/pritzker-says-lightfoot-plan-will-fit-into-his-timing-framework/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/08/covid-19-roundup-34/
— Lightfoot lays out her own reopening plan
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/08/lightfoot-lays-out-her-own-reopening-plan/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Stay focused on the virus or the economy is doomed.”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/08/stay-focused-on-the-virus-or-the-economy-is-doomed/
— The fight over the regional map
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/08/the-fight-over-the-regional-map/
— A real potential for a chaotic mess
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/08/a-real-potential-for-a-chaotic-mess/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump campaign rips ‘Facebook’s new censorship police’ – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/8/trump-campaign-rips-facebooks-new-censorship-polic/
— Illinois governor a mind-boggling blot to religious freedom – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/8/illinois-governor-mind-boggling-blot-religious-fre/
— GOP says House Democrats ‘cowering’ from coronavirus – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/8/gop-says-house-democrats-cowering-coronavirus/

GOPUSA
— Michigan GOP Leaders Sue Whitmer Over Emergency Powers (DIERSEN: Will the Illinois Republican Party sue Pritzker?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88607
— Pritzker’s Five-Phase Plan A ‘Gut Punch’ To Restaurants Desperate To Open
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88610
— President Trump Rejects New Leftist Apocalyptic Claims
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88624

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— The #MeToo Movement Was Never Intended to Apply to Democrats
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/05/08/the-metoo-movement-was-never-intended-to-apply-to-democrats/

BREITBART
— Nearly Half of Americans Are Out of Work as Employment-Population Ratio Crashes to Lowest Level Ever – JOHN CARNEY
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/05/08/just-over-half-of-americans-are-working-as-employment-population-ratio-crashes-to-lowest-level-ever/

NEWSMAX
— Liberals Use COVID-19 to Free Immigrant Detainees – James Walsh
https://www.newsmax.com/jameswalsh/covid19-immigration/2020/05/08/id/966614/

CNN
— Member of Pence’s staff tests positive for coronavirus John Harwood, Kaitlan Collins and Maegan Vazquez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/08/politics/vice-president-mike-pence-staff-member-coronavirus/index.html

REUTERS
— U.S. jobless rate likely much higher than 14.7%, Labor Dept says
https://news.trust.org/item/20200508150419-07fbf

NEW YORK TIMES
— The U.S. economy shed 20.5 million jobs in April.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/08/us/coronavirus-updates.html#link-770b25e1

WASHINGTON POST
— Soaring joblessness could shake U.S. economy, politics for years Eye on lessons from the Great Depression and 2008 crisis – David J. Lynch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/08/jobs-coronavirus-unemployment-economy-politics/

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Return to Office? How About Never, Social Security Union Says – Louis C. LaBrecque
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/return-to-office-how-about-never-social-security-union-says

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Republicans Are More Willing To Risk Deaths, Illness to Get Country Going Again.”
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/republicans_are_more_willing_to_risk_deaths_illness_to_get_country_going_again

May 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID-19 test shortages persist in Illinois, crimping plans for return to normal – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-test-shortages-persist-in-illinois-crimping-plans-for-return-to-normal/6161490/
— COVID-19 cases reach 70K, over 3K deaths; Pritzker defends reopening plan to GOP lawmakers, business groups Plan to reopen Illinois doesn’t move quickly enough, critics say – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-defends-plan-to-reopen-illinois/6160533/
— COVID-19 cases reach 70K, over 3K deaths; gig workers, independent contractors eligible for unemployment starting Monday Illinois unemployment claims up 12x since last year – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/society/gov-pritzker-announces-more-help-for-illinois-unemployed/6160533/
— Presidential valet has coronavirus; Trump again tests negative – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/presidential-valet-has-coronavirus;-trump-again-tests-negative/6160479/
— Trump administration shelves detailed guide to reopening country – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-admin-shelves-detailed-guide-to-reopening-country/6160195/
— Chicago’s only drive-in theater to reopen in McHenry with free admission Friday – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/mchenry-outdoor-theater-drive-in-movie-chicago/6161506/

NBC5
— Illinois’ Coronavirus Deaths Rise Above 3,000 as Cases Top 70,000, Health Officials Say So far, the state has administered nearly 400,000 tests, with more than 17,000 conducted in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-deaths-rise-above-3000-as-cases-top-70000-health-officials-say/2268260/

CBS2
— Greater Chicago Food Depository Sees 60% Jump In Those Seeking Food Assistance
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/07/greater-chicago-food-depository-sees-60-jump-in-those-seeking-food-assistance/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths and 70,000 cases statewide
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-surpasses-3000-covid-19-deaths-and-70000-cases-statewide

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials report state tops 70,000 known COVID-19 cases as well as more than 3,000 fatalities
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200507-f5fivasoabertos53bh6fhnrje-story.html
— Nearly 3.2 million US workers seek jobless aid; coronavirus has put 33.5 million out of work – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-us-unemployment-surge-20200507-wzyha3dkwzbdfdcc3ezonhcvje-story.html
— Former Illinois Gov. Edgar on his talk with Pritzker about politics, leadership amid crisis | Lightfoot-Wilson mask feud | New WGN America nightly news program coming – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-edgar-lightfoot-reopen-wgn-america-news-nation-spin-20200507-n67ykhsnbzg2pc7wtbrcsfe2py-story.html
— Chicago can’t reopen without decrease in the number of coronavirus cases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-stay-home-order-20200507-nssqhfyaxvdzrchugqdygm6dfe-story.html
— Aim higher: CPS, Pritzker should be focused on reopening schools, not extending e-learning – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-remote-learning-cps-fall-reopening-20200507-hcwxzp67ibhhzkr4lsgi5f2zum-story.html
— Schaumburg and Melrose Park giving away masks for coronavirus protection – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-mask-giveaway-20200508-fsaqw5iswjc3zbcqeskne5ac7e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois tops 3K coronavirus deaths, 70K cases; peak could last ‘awhile,’ officials say
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/7/21250359/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Top Illinois schools official says fall could start with remote learning, students attending on different days Offering a range of possibilities, the state superintendent for education said fall schooling will depend on public health conditions.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/5/6/21250051/illinios-school-fall-cps-carmen-ayala
— Lightfoot outlines Springfield agenda for Democratic lawmakers The mayor has three items on her legislative agenda; one of them — reauthorizing a $5 monthly tax on phone bills — came “out of the blue,” one lawmaker said. Lightfoot said the city needs the money. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/5/7/21251228/lightfoot-legislative-agenda-springfield-casino-phone-tax
— Pritzker urged to let restaurants open June 1 — but at 25% capacity, with employee safeguards Restaurants can’t afford to wait until June 28 to reopen, as the governor has planned. “The further we go, the harder it is gonna be for restaurants to re-open,” said Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/7/21251112/coronavirus-restaurants-reopen-chicago-toia-social-distancing
— 33 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit Nearly 900,000 Illinoisans have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/5/7/21250383/us-unemployment-aid-coronavirus-covid-19-layoffs-economy

DAILY HERALD
— Another 74,000 file first-time unemployment claims in Illinois
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200507/another-74000-file-first-time-unemployment-claims-in-illinois
— Region’s 22.8% infection rate well above threshold for loosening restrictions – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200506/regions-228-infection-rate-well-above-threshold-for-loosening-restrictions-

CRAIN’S CHICAGO Business
— More COVID-driven cuts: UChicago hospital furloughs workers The medical center is sidelining workers and postponing planned capital projects, among other cost-trimming measures, as it loses tens of millions of dollars a month during the COVID pandemic. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/more-covid-driven-cuts-uchicago-hospital-furloughs-workers

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County reports five COVID-19 deaths 886 total cases, 50 deaths in the county – ALEX KANTECKI
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/05/07/mchenry-county-reports-five-covid-19-deaths/abdti4k/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Some Kane County residents not impressed by governor’s plan to reopen Illinois – JAMES FULLER
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/05/07/some-kane-county-residents-not-impressed-by-governors-plan-to-reopen-illinois/am1pyw1/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Vermilion County businesses not giving up during pandemic – Haydee Clotter (DIERSEN: What percent of the businesses and organizations in your municipality, township, and county shut down by efforts to fight coronavirus do you predict will never start up again?)
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/vermilion-county-businesses-not-giving-up-during-pandemic

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President Trump Wants To Reopen Economy Despite CDC Warnings.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-trump-wants-reopen-economy-despite-cdc-warnings#stream/0

JEANNE IVES
— VIDEO: CDH / Northwestern Medicine Chief Medical Officer Tells Ives: Pritzker’s Plan Means Suburbs Shut Down for “A Year… Maybe a Year and A Half.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3qRce_qk9I&feature=youtu.be

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— COVID-19 RULES APPLY TO ALL ILLINOISANS, WITH EXCEPTIONS FOR SOME POLITICAL FIGURES – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/covid-19-rules-apply-to-all-illinoisans-with-exceptions-for-some-political-figures/

CAPITOL FAX
— House cancels next week’s session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/house-cancels-next-weeks-session-3/
— 2641 new cases, 15 percent positivity rate, 138 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/2641-new-cases-15-percent-positivity-rate-138-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker: More than $2 billion paid out in unemployment claims, $500 million more than all of 2019 – Answers question that could’ve been answered by a simple Google search – Explains local law enforcement – Repeats he may use state licensing to enforce EO – Asked another question that could’ve been answered by Google – Says he and staff have been wearing masks for about two weeks – Says again he wants mail-in ballot expansion – Asked another easily Google-able question – Can’t answer question about distant future – Out of state hospitals not factored in to phased plan – Asks customers to not patronize a store that is suing to reopen – Still not close to testing needs – Recounts recent Jim Edgar call – Working on guidance for hair stylists – Explains new call center – All employees at the call center are from Illinois – ISBE and IDPH will oversee return of school sports – Asked yet another Google-able question – And another – Urges pastor not to reopen – Explains how state plan will lead to quicker reopening than White House plan – Pritzker, Ezike discuss plateau – Dr. Ezike explains data collecting on the fly – Avoids budget cutting question – Says he wants federal replacement for lost state revenues
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/pritzker-more-than-2-billion-paid-out-in-unemployment-claims-500-million-more-than-all-of-2019/
— IDPH session guidelines
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/read-the-idph-session-guidelines/
— State inspectors ordered back to work, but workers and their union objected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/state-inspectors-ordered-back-to-work-but-workers-and-their-union-objected/
— Pritzker: More than $2 billion paid out in unemployment claims, $500 million more than all of 2019
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/pritzker-more-than-2-billion-paid-out-in-unemployment-claims-500-million-more-than-all-of-2019/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/covid-19-roundup-33/
— Rep. Bailey proposes his own plan, and is getting hammered for it
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/rep-bailey-proposes-his-own-plan-and-is-getting-hammered-for-it/
— State inspectors ordered back to work, but workers and their union objected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/07/state-inspectors-ordered-back-to-work-but-workers-and-their-union-objected/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— States explore house arrest technology to enforce quarantines – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/7/coronavirus-usa-states-explore-house-arrest-techno/

GOPUSA
— Will Americans Take Coronavirus Vaccine When It Becomes Available? Will You?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=88563

TOWNHALL
— GAO Report: Postal Service’s Net Loss Totaled $78 Billion In 12 Years – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/05/07/gao-report-the-postal-services-net-loss-totaled-78-billion-in-12-years-n2568374

FEDERALIST
— 60 Questions Americans Need To Consider About How To Handle Coronavirus Shutdowns and bailouts are unsustainable for 18 months to two years. We need a new and better set of strategies, and we can’t put it off any further. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/07/60-questions-americans-need-to-consider-about-how-to-handle-coronavirus/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Lays Off One-Third of Its Staff, Cutting 285 Employees – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/05/07/planned-parenthood-abortion-business-lays-off-one-third-of-its-staff-cutting-285-employees/

THE HILL
— Military official who serves as Trump valet tests positive for coronavirus – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496577-military-official-who-serves-as-trump-valet-tests-positive-for
— Trump hits serious headwinds in polls on COVID-19 reopening – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/496593-trump-hits-serious-headwinds-in-polls-on-covid-19-reopening
— Trump meets harsh reality with coronavirus threat – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/496705-trump-meets-harsh-reality-with-coronavirus-threat

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House Rejected C.D.C. Reopening Guidelines, Asking for Revisions
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/us/coronavirus-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Power struggles erupt as governors and state legislatures fight over coronavirus response – Tim Craig and Annie Gowen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/power-struggles-erupt-as-governors-and-state-legislatures-fight-over-coronavirus-response/2020/05/07/05516526-8f8e-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html
— Where Americans are still staying at home the most – Kevin Schaul, Brittany Renee Mayes and Bonnie Berkowitz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/map-us-still-staying-home-coronavirus/

FORBES
— COVID-19: What Should Employers Consider As They Draft A Return To Work Policy? – Alonzo Martinez
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alonzomartinez/2020/05/07/covid-19-what-should-employers-consider-as-they-draft-a-return-to-work-policy/

FEDWEEK
— Thinking of Returning to the Federal Government as a Retiree?
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/thinking-of-returning-to-the-government-as-a-retiree/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The standard policy is that if you voluntarily retired and go back to work, you’ll continue to receive your annuity; however, the salary of your new position will be offset (reduced) by the amount of your annuity. For example, if your annuity was $40,000 and your new salary was $90,000, you’d only be paid $50,000 ($90,000 – $40,000). However, if your retirement was involuntary as a result a reduction-in-force (RIF), job abolishment, transfer of function, or reorganization, your annuity would stop and you’d receive the full salary of your new position. In other words, you’d have the same employment status as any other federal employee in an equivalent position with a similar service history.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— Did the Military Really Just Ban Coronavirus Survivors? The Pentagon’s ill-advised new “interim” recruiting policy could cause precisely the harm to service members that it seeks to avoid. – ADAM WEINSTEIN
https://newrepublic.com/article/157644/military-ban-recruits-coronavirus