September 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,514 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths 17 Illinois counties reach warning level
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2514-new-covid-19-cases-25-deaths/6560337/
— Trump-haters say “Majority of Americans say winner of 2020 election should fill Ginsburg’s seat.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/majority-of-americans-oppose-filling-rbgs-seat-before-election-poll/6559233/

NBC5
— President Trump Decides to Select Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg Supreme Court Vacancy At 48, Barrett would be the youngest justice and her tenure could last for decades
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/president-trump-expected-to-nominate-amy-coney-barrett-to-fill-ginsburg-supreme-court-vacancy/2344873/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker tries to blame Republicans after ally suggests big tax hike coming if voters reject tax amendment – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-respond-income-tax-amendment-threat-20200925-rn57og2q2bfmlhjq4tgtwkchve-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rich Miller throws mud at Amy Grant.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/25/21456686/illinois-rep-amy-grant-homophobia-racism-ken-mejia-beal-2020-elections
— Doubt about police in Chicago manifests itself on racial lines in monitor’s survey, legal challenges over street stops – ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-racial-divide-chicago-policing-20200925-vjkgodoznrc7hipqqae225zi2a-story.html
— President Trump selects Chicago federal appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court – JASON MEISNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-amy-coney-barrett-trump-supreme-court-nomination-ginsburg-20200925-sro7jixc55gk7e5idsqokxuxg4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Amy Coney Barrett went from Notre Dame to Supreme Court frontrunner – Lynn Sweet and Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/24/21454762/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-president-donald-trump-notre-dame

DAILY HERALD
— Casten, Ives take shots at each other in new campaign ads – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/casten-ives-take-shots-at-each-other-in-new-campaign-ads
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational pot dispensary opens in Villa Park – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/recreational-pot-dispensary-opens-in-villa-park
— Pritzker, GOP leaders ramp up graduated tax debate after threat of 20% increase
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/pritzker-gop-leaders-ramp-up-graduated-tax-debate-after-threat-of-20-increase
— Donald E. Puchalski: Candidate profile, DuPage County Board District 1
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200925/donald-e-puchalski-candidate-profile-dupage-county-board-district-1

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on a municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/why-weed-growing-faster-burbs

LINCOLN COURIER
— Republicans blast Stratton for tax hike comments – Doug Finke
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200925/republicans-blast-stratton-for-tax-hike-comments

WSPY NEWS
— Underwood Endorsed by Presidential Candidate Joe Biden
http://www.wspynews.com/news/underwood-endorsed-by-presidential-candidate-joe-biden/article_ffbb0abe-ff26-11ea-84d7-231f673657a0.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY GOP LAUNCHES “STOP THE VIOLENCE, FIRE KIM FOXX” VIDEO AD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/cook-county-gop-launches-stop-the-violence-fire-kim-foxx-video-ad.html
— DISGUSTING, UNACCEPTABLE: HOUSE GOP LEADER DURKIN’S FUNDRAISER ENDORSES BIDEN/HARRIS TICKET
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/house-gop-leader-durkins-fundraiser-endorses-bidenharris-ticket.html
— KUSHINER: DEFENSIVE LINEMEN FOR AMY CONEY BARRETT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/kushiner-defensive-linemen-for-amy-coney-barrett.html
— SHOREWOOD REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE CONDEMNS OPPONENT FOR CELEBRATING ANTI-POLICE GROUP’S ENDORSEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/shorewood-republican-candidate-condemns-opponent-for-celebrating-anti-police-groups-endorsement.html
— THORNER: GOP CANDIDATES PICNIC WITH REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY OF LAKE COUNTY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/thorner-republican-assembly-of-lake-county-picnic-introduces-nov-3rd-general-election-candidates.html
— 4 REASONS WHY ILLINOIS SHOULD REJECT THE PROGRESSIVE TAX HIKE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/4-reasons-why-illinois-should-reject-the-progressive-tax-hike-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,514 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 1,637 in the hospital, 3.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/2514-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-1637-in-the-hospital-36-percent-positivity-rate/
— HGOPs, Pritzker trade barbs over Stratton comments, tax hikes, budget cuts
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/hgops-pritzker-trade-barbs-over-stratton-comments-tax-hikes-budget-cuts/
— Madigan declines invite to testify before House committee, denies he’s taking the 5th, again calls hearing a “political stunt,” asserts innocence, says Durkin had “intense involvement” with ComEd bill
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/25/madigan-declines-invite-to-testify-before-house-committee-denies-hes-taking-the-5th-again-calls-hearing-a-political-stunt-asserts-innocence-says-durkin-had-intense-involvement-with-comed-bill/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Battleground polls foreshadow nail-biter election between Biden and Trump – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/battleground-polls-foreshadow-nail-biter-election-between-biden-and-trump

BREITBART
— Mansour and Pinkerton: The Democrats’ 7-Step Strategy to Win the Election Using Vote-by-Mail Chaos – REBECCA MANSOUR and JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/25/mansour-and-pinkerton-the-democrats-7-step-strategy-to-win-the-election-using-vote-by-mail-chaos/
— Virginia: 1,000+ Voters Receive Two Absentee Ballots – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/25/virginia-1000-voters-receive-two-absentee-ballots/

BLAZE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ‘Census Cowboy’ rides horse during protest till its feet bleed and it collapses. Now he’s facing a felony charge, and the horse may need to be euthanized. ‘Equivalent of forcing an 80-year-old woman run a full marathon’ – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/census-cowboy-horse-collapse-protest

DAILY CALLER
— More Than 300 People From 29 States Arrested For Crimes Under Guise Of ‘Peaceful’ Protests, Justice Department Says – MARLO SAFI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/24/justice-department-300-arrested-crimes-protests-riots-george-floyd/

PJ MEDIA
— David Horowitz: The Civil War Started When Democrats Seceded From the Union in 2016 – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/columns/megan-fox/2020/09/25/david-horowitz-the-civil-war-started-when-democrats-seceded-from-the-union-in-2016-n967824

CANADA FREE PRESS
— How Cultural Marxism is Grinding Down America’s Public Schools – John Eidson
https://canadafreepress.com/article/how-cultural-marxism-is-grinding-down-americas-public-schools

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court The president’s nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day. – Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/us/politics/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court.html

September 25 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LAW.COM

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

September 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois early voting begins in some counties, long lines reported in Chicago suburbs – Diane Pathieu and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/early-voting-underway-in-some-illinois-counties-/6535019/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,257 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2257-new-covid-19-cases-30-deaths/6540492/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-9/24/2020

NBC5
— Dismay Over Breonna Taylor Spills Into America’s Streets The only possibility for criminal charges against the officers for the killing itself now seems to rest with the U.S. Justice Department – Dylan Lovan, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and Rebecca Reynolds Yonker
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/dismay-over-breonna-taylor-spills-into-americas-streets/2343995/

CBS2
— High Early Voter Turnout Despite Long Waits
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/live/cbsn-chicago/video/6986698-20200925003849-high-early-voter-turnout-despite-long-waits/
— High Turnout In Geneva As Early Voting Begins In Illinois – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/24/high-turnout-in-geneva-as-early-voting-begins-in-illinois/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Officials begin mailing 1.8 million mail-in ballots to Illinois voters – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/officials-begin-mailing-1-8-million-mail-in-ballots-to-illinois-voters
— Early voting starts in collar counties, but Cook County voters will wait until October
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/early-voting-starts-in-collar-counties-but-cook-county-voters-will-wait-until-october

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lt. Gov. Stratton warns of 20% across-the-board income tax hike if Illinois voters reject graduated-rate constitutional amendment – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-graduated-income-tax-stratton-20200924-toniakvjejhoteplsquw6pybim-story.html
— Naperville’s Wehrli, Yang Rohr spar over campaign finances, graduated tax in District 41 election forum – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-werhli-yang-rohr-candidate-forum-st-0925-20200924-6kt5quctirg6dge2z7cnb7x4eq-story.html
— Closing Arguments, Part Three: Drs. Pritzker and Madigan, your patient is seriously ill. The ‘fair tax’ is no cure. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-ill-finances-pritzker-tax-20200924-kg2ofa4ycvbvzkzrl4eknnyhei-story.html
— As early voting begins, some voters experience hourslong wait times in northern Illinois counties – KELLI SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-early-voting-wait-times-20200924-mp6e65xgezd7xfibofklwdosoa-story.html
— More than 500 cast ballots on Will County’s first day of early voting – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-early-voting-st-0925-20200924-rsmkioanejdtxbv544ktkf6ysi-story.html
— Vote-by-mail requests in Kane County increase fivefold as early voting begins – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kane-county-voting-st-20200924-pwe3e3whbbaijbodqjizyi7koe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Dan Patlak for Cook County Board of Review, 1st District
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/24/21444219/dan-patlak-cook-county-board-review-1st-district-endorsement-2020-election-tammy-wendt

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Today is historic’: Long lines and waits as early voters turn out in force – Katlyn Smith and Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/today-is-historic-long-lines-and-waits-as-early-voters-turn-out-in-force
— House District 49, 50 candidates talk taxes, helping small businesses – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/house-district-49-50-candidates-talk-taxes-helping-small-businesses
— Kane County chairman candidates contrast on budget cuts, taxes, leadership – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/kane-county-chairman-candidates-contrast-on-budget-cuts-taxes-leadership
— Mary Lou Wehrli: Candidate profile, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/mary-lou-wehrli-candidate-profile-forest-preserve-district-of-dupage-county
— Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez: Candidate profile, Lake County circuit court clerk
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/gloria-schmidt-rodriguez-candidate-profile-lake-county-circuit-court-clerk
— Richard Jorgensen: Candidate profile for DuPage County Coroner
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200924/richard-jorgensen-candidate-profile-for-dupage-county-coroner

FOX ILLINOIS
— Political signs missing from local yards – Alyssa Hui
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/political-signs-missing-from-local-yards-09-25-2020

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DUPAGE CO STATE REP FACES CRITICISM FOR CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/dupage-co-state-rep-faces-criticism-for-controversial-comments.html
— COULD A REPUBLICAN REPRESENT CHICAGO IN DC?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/chicago-gop-says-a-democrat-could-represent-chicago-to-us-congress.html
— IVES REMINDS IL-6 VOTERS INCUMBENT CASTEN DEMANDS BIGGER SALARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/ives-reminds-il-6-voters-that-incumbent-casten-demands-bigger-salary.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,257 new cases, 30 additional deaths, 1,713 in the hospital, 3.5 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/24/2257-new-cases-30-additional-deaths-1713-in-the-hospital-35-percent-positivity-rate/
— Senate Republicans roll out ethics package
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/24/senate-republicans-roll-out-ethics-package/
— Stratton warns of tax hike on all if tax hike on upper-income earners fails
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/24/stratton-warns-of-tax-hike-on-all-if-tax-hike-on-upper-income-earners-fails/

BLAZE
— Rioter hits Seattle police officer in back of head with metal baseball bat, explosives thrown at cops Rioters threw rocks, glass bottles, and explosives at police during another night of riots in Seattle – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/seattle-riots-baseball-bat-attack-police

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Says He’ll Concede If SCOTUS Rules For Biden After Election – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/24/trump-biden-2020-election-concede/

September 24 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 23 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 22 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Trump to announce SCOTUS pick Saturday, Mitt Romney won’t block vote – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-scotus-supreme-court-amy-coney-barrett-barbara-lagoa/6500773/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sen. Romney announces support for Supreme Court nomination process as it becomes clear GOP has votes to proceed with coming Trump pick – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-supreme-court-nomination-votes-20200922-6w5rvkvi3zffjfsm6asarzyu5a-story.html
— Democratic Rep. Sean Casten and GOP challenger Jeanne Ives spar over climate change, taxes and social issues in 6th Congressional District forum – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-casten-ives-illinois-sixth-district-forum-20200922-v6ujgopyinew5b6tc6egyudcj4-story.html
— Arlington Heights hires minority-owned firm to start work on the village’s diversity, inclusion plans (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/ct-ahp-diversity-inclusion-consultant-hired-tl-0924-20200922-5ky4ghepdrcllcvcc2qjy5yvhy-story.html
— ‘Why are you at Harvard Law School?’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life is a lesson for anyone made to feel they don’t belong. – HEIDI STEVENS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who make others feel like they do not belong. 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’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who make those who have the following demographics feel like they do not belong: law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-ruth-bader-ginsburg-life-lesson-about-power-0921-20200921-pvewhkpwrfawvaqgqwcyxsc4ye-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Wehrli in Illinois House Dist. 41
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200922/endorsement-wehrli-in-illinois-house-dist-41
— Endorsement: Keith Wheeler for House Dist. 50
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200922/endorsement-keith-wheeler-for-house-dist-50
— Emilia Czyszczon: Candidate profile, Lake County recorder of deeds
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200922/emilia-czyszczon-candidate-profile-lake-county-recorder-of-deeds-
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Rep. Casten criticized for calling people ‘racist’ and ‘loony’ while rapping in 2019 – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/rep-casten-criticized-for-calling-people-racist-and-loony-while-rapping-in-2019
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Naperville rally speakers keep pressure on for schools to reopen – Lauren Rohr and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/naperville-rally-speakers-keep-pressure-on-for-schools-to-reopen
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote illegal immigration and illegal immigrants.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200922/how-a-warren-township-grad-undocumented-immigrant-is-fighting-to-stop-term-illegal-aliens

FOX MILWAUKEE
— Waukesha County GOP distances itself from Trump signs ‘in poor taste’ – Bret Lemoine
https://www.fox6now.com/news/waukesha-county-gop-distances-itself-from-trump-signs-in-poor-taste

WHEATON PATCH
— U.S. News: DuPage County Among 2020’s Healthiest Communities Eleven Illinois counties are among the 500 healthiest communities in the United States, new rankings say. – J. Ryne Danielson
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/u-s-news-dupage-county-among-2020-s-healthiest-communities

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn and Franks Attend Judge David Gervais’ Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/skillicorn-and-franks-attend-judge-david-gervais-fundraiser/
— Making 911 Smarter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/making-911-smarter/
— 66th District: Suzanne Ness Receives LGBTQ+ Endorsement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/66th-district-suzanne-ness-receives-lgbtq-endorsement/
— DuPage County Coroner Points with Alarm at Suicides and Drug Overdoses Since Covid-19 Shutdown
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/dupage-county-coroner-points-with-alarm-at-suicides-and-drug-overdoses-since-covid-19-shutdown/
— IL-06/IL-14: NRCC Chair Interviewed About Jeanne Ives and Jim Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/nrcc2/
— Weber Introduces Bill to Assist Parents with Remote Learning Costs
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/weber-introduces-bill-to-assist-parents-with-remote-learning-costs/
— Why Hasn’t Underwood (or Any Other Female Democrat) Gone after Jack Franks the Way She Did Kavanaugh?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/why-hasnt-underwood-or-any-other-female-democrat-gone-after-jack-franks-the-way-she-did-kavanaugh/
— Conservative Group Denied Voter List Sues State Board of Elections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/conservative-group-denied-voter-list-sues-state-board-of-elections/
— Skillicorn Promotes Second District 300 “Let’s Our Kids Back in School” Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/skillicorn-promotes-second-district-300-lets-our-kids-back-in-school-rally/
— Kathy Keefe Lays Out Why You Should Vote for Her for Circuit Clerk
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/kathy-keefe-lays-out-why-you-should-vote-for-her/
— IL-14: Oberweis Ads on TV
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/22/il-14-oberweis-ads-on-tv/

WIREPOINTS
— Wirepoints’ reform plan can solve Illinois’ retirement crisis
https://wirepoints.org/wirepoints-reform-plan-can-solve-illinois-retirement-crisis-wirepoints-press-release/
— Solving Illinois’ Pension Problem: Why It’s Legal, Why It’s Necessary, and What It Looks Like – Ted Dabrowski, Mark Glennon and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/solving-illinois-pension-problem-why-its-legal-why-its-necessary-and-what-it-looks-like/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lobbyists: Prepare for possibly Romney, top Dem contenders in Biden Cabinet – Ryan Lovelace (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Biden makes it clear that if he is elected, he will the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-patriotic people, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except himself and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/21/mitt-romney-democratic-contenders-may-be-in-joe-bi/

FOX NEWS
— Laura Ingraham: Biden ‘basically hiding’ as Democrats ‘going off the rails’ over SCOTUS vacancy ‘Real choice’ of this year’s election is ‘between President Trump and the hard left,’ Fox News host says – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/laura-ingraham-biden-hiding-democrats-schumer-scotus

GOPUSA
— Obama Judge’s Decision Will Extend Counting Of Absentee Ballots 6 Days Past Election
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95240

BREITBART
— In Ohio, Trump Honors High School Football Players Suspended for Displaying ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/21/in-ohio-trump-honors-high-school-football-players-suspended-for-displaying-thin-blue-line-flag/
— NYT: Elites ‘Ghost’ Their Illegal Migrants in Coronavirus Crash – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/09/21/nyt-elites-ghost-their-illegal-migrants-in-coronavirus-crash/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wealthy Americans have quietly fired and discarded many of their illegal migrant house cleaners since the coronavirus economic crash, often without warning or compensation, says the New York Times: . . . The article, and the quoted pro-migration activists, only hinted at the hypocrisy of elites who applaud migration and diversity but discard their illegal migrant employees without warning or compensation. . . But the article also sidelined the damage done to Americans’ labor market by the creation of several underclass workforces within the U.S. labor market. For example, the article glossed over the reality that employers know they can hire low-wage illegals at minimal legal risk, so undermining the hard-won labor market rights of Americans. . . The passive-voice phrase “were largely replaced” hides the rarely-noted movement in the 1970s and 1980s by upper-income whites to hire illegal, grateful, and compliant Latinos instead of proud American citizens — mostly blacks — for domestic chores. “The reporter seems to be avoiding the question of why the American women, having won these new worker protections, just coincidentally happened to stop working in this field and be replaced by Hispanic women,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors reduced immigration and tight labor markets.)
— Suburbs Are More Diverse Under Trump than Obama – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/21/report-suburbs-are-more-diverse-under-trump-than-obama/
— Leftists Blast Strobe Lights into Lindsey Graham’s Home to Try to Stop Ginsburg Replacement – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/21/leftists-blast-strobe-lights-lindsey-grahams-home-try-stop-ginsburg-replacement/

DAILY CALLER
— If Illegal Immigrants Could Vote, They Would Back Joe Biden – Charlie Kirk (DIERSEN: Democrats consider illegals to be soldiers in their army to destroy America along with minorities, females, young people, non-rich people, veterans, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates, liberals, recent immigrants, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/21/kirk-if-illegal-immigrants-could-vote-they-would-back-joe-biden/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Today’s Riots Comparable to ‘Late Stage’ Violence of ’60s, ’70s – Fred Lucas (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if you do not vote for Democrats, Democrats will loot, riot, and burn down your municipality, your township, your county, your state, America, and the world.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/09/21/todays-riots-comparable-to-late-stage-violence-of-60s-70s/

DAILY WIRE
— A Closer Look At The Left’s Flawed ‘White Privilege’ Narrative – Sharif Khan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the 1960s, schools and employers have come under ever-increasing pressure to give preference to minorities and to females. Nevertheless, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, a) UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively, b) the Post Office, Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, c) I would not have passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt in 1979 and 1981 respectively, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, and e) I would not have become a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, or Forensic Accountant in 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 respectively.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/khan-a-closer-look-at-the-lefts-flawed-white-privilege-narrative

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Leftist Media in Anti-Trump Fury as Election Nears
https://go.mrc.org/September2020/Leftist-Media-1047SK-5251AM.html

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— It’s only a matter of time before liberals blame RBG for not retiring sooner – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/09/its-only-a-matter-of-time-before-liberals-blame-rbg-for-not-retiring-sooner/

HUFFINGTON POST
— Critics Blast Trump’s ‘Good Genes’ Rally Call As A Chilling Echo Of Hitler’s Eugenics Trump is “gleefully” embracing “incredibly dangerous white nationalist tropes and ideas,” said a spokesperson for the Jewish organization J Street. – Mary Papenfuss (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, I had better health than virtually all my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I had better health than they had a) because I avoided the draft, b) because I was unfairly born with “good genes,” and/or c) not because I did not drink lots of booze like they did.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-good-genes-hitler-eugenics-critics_n_5f69184dc5b6a9b19b3d4cf3

NBC NEWS
— The president knocks Harris as “super liberal” and pushes conspiracy theories that Biden would quickly step down to elevate her to president. – Sahil Kapur
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/stoking-his-base-trump-warns-kamala-harris-presidency-n1240492
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump and Barr call NYC an ‘anarchist jurisdiction’ in brazen ploy to crush dissent. Everything old is new again, and a glance back at 1886 proves there is a very bloody precedent for what Trump’s White House is doing here.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-barr-call-nyc-anarchist-jurisdiction-brazen-ploy-crush-dissent-ncna1240672

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: (DEMOCRAT) Protesters Pressure Bystanders to Choose Side – Nellie Bowles (DIERSEN: How will this playout on your block, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/us/black-lives-matter-protests-tactics.html
— Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time – Benjamin Weiser and William K. Rashbaum (DIERSEN: Democrats are nasty. Democrats are vicious. In 1974, my Democrat IRS superiors hinted that my travel vouchers were fraudulent. In 1978, my Democrat IRS superiors hinted that my education deductions were fraudulent. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/nyregion/donald-trump-taxes-cyrus-vance.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Denial and Defiance: Trump and His Base Downplay the Virus Ahead of the Election. With resistance to face masks and scorn for science, President Trump and a sizable number of his supporters are pushing an alternate reality minimizing a tragedy that has killed almost 200,000 Americans.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/us/politics/trump-base-virus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Female judges were a rarity when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born. They still are. – Atthar Mirza and Chiqui Esteban (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, the judge who denied me my Seventh Amendment right to jury trial was a female. In Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange, the judge who denied me my Seventh Amendment right to jury trial was a female.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/21/female-judges-were-rarity-when-ruth-bader-ginsburg-was-born-they-still-are/

DESERET NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, White women are becoming more successful than White men. Ever-increasingly, Democrats viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn White men (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton) as being as White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage White women to hate White men and to not marry White men.
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2020/9/21/21436402/parents-concerned-boys-becoming-successful-adults-gender-differences-afs-2020-byu

POLITIFACT
— CDC director says healthy people should wear masks – Ciara O’Rourke (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican candidates who hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans who do not promote wearing face masks will cause Republican candidates to lose on November 3, 2020?)
https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/sep/18/instagram-posts/cdc-director-says-healthy-people-should-wear-masks/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Don’t Give In to Democrats’ Supreme Court Extortion If Republicans don’t appoint a new justice, they’ll alienate their most loyal voters. – Bobby Jindal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-give-in-to-democrats-supreme-court-extortion-11600729889

FORBES
— How To Tell If Your Workplace Is Committed To Inclusion Or Simply Practicing ‘Woke Washing’ – Michelle King (DIERSEN: The federal government can stress the success that it has had in wasting the careers of and in getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelleking/2020/09/22/how-to-tell-if-your-workplace-is-committed-to-inclusion-or-simply-practicing-woke-washing/#130b58152266

KIPLINGER
— Being a Woman Cost Me $2 Million, But Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stood Up for Me (DIERSEN: My demographics cost me millions of dollars. If I had been a Democrat, minority, female, veteran, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American, my Democrat superiors in the federal government would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970. I earned job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48. I earned job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48. I earned a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/being-woman-cost-2-million-195719418.html

HARVARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in getting young people to hate Trump.
https://iop.harvard.edu/about/newsletter-press-release/harvard-youth-poll-election-2020

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Starting a Tenure-Track Career – Melissa Dennihy (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my IRS mentor who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my GAO mentor who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/09/22/tips-how-succeed-during-your-first-year-tenure-track-opinion

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/09/trumps-disrespect-endangers-troops/616409/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on America. Democrats want to get rid of Americans once and for all, and especially Americans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.salon.com/2020/09/22/disunited-states-could-a-second-civil-war–and-an-end-to-the-union–really-happen/

ABC7
— Debate over Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement intensifies – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/debate-over-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-replacement-intensifies/6486830/
— New York City, Portland, and Seattle deemed by DOJ as ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats succeed in turning your municipality into an anarchist jurisdiction?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/3-us-cities-deemed-anarchist-jurisdictions-by-doj/6480586/

NBC5
— Democratic Lawmakers Release Recording of GOP Representative Amy Grant’s Fundraising Call Disparaging Opponent, Black Caucus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/democratic-lawmakers-release-recording-of-gop-representatives-fundraising-call-disparaging-opponent-black-caucus/2342282/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says he has done more in 47 months than Biden has in 47 years – Talia Kaplan
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-says-he-has-done-more-in-47-months-than-biden-has-in-47-years

WGN TV
— Hundreds attend back-to-school rally held in Naperville – Brónagh Tumulty
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/hundreds-attend-back-to-school-rally-held-in-naperville/
— WGN-TV to present presidential, vice presidential & Illinois 6th congressional district debates
https://wgntv.com/community/press-releases/wgn-tv-to-present-presidential-vice-presidential-illinois-6th-congressional-district-debates/
— Illinois Republican Amy Grant apologizes after Democrats call statements caught on tape ‘racist,’ ‘homophobic’ – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/political-report/illinois-republican-apologizes-after-democrats-call-statements-caught-on-tape-racist-homophobic/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump meets with Amy Coney Barrett at White House as conservative judge emerges as favorite to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-supreme-court-nomination-20200921-4d5o7ot2yjav7achkfiwicahou-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Rival marijuana companies jockey for West Loop marijuana shop sites – ROBERT CHANNICK (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-rival-chicago-weed-dispensaries-location-dispute-20200921-l4hibitsovailhrvepimprxmdy-story.html
— In Chicago last year, Ginsburg called for end to partisan Supreme Court nominating process | Trump’s possible SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett has local ties | Thousands of parking tickets issued despite Lightfoot’s relief plan – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-eshleman-ginsburg-amy-coney-barrett-trump-to-pick-spin-20200921-xixczutucrcq7egukpo5nvbb2q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Death of a Supreme Court justice famed for consensus-building is used to sow divisions. Republican leaders show once more that they care only about power, not about the law or legitimacy.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/21/21449798/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-nomination-ruth-bader-ginsburg-jess-jackson
— Rookie aldermen chosen to lead reparations subcommittee At a time when the death of George Floyd has triggered a racial reckoning across the nation, Aldermen Shirley Coleman and Andre Vasquez must confront Chicago’s long, documented history of segregation and inequity. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Will the Trump-haters argue that the longer that you, your parents, your grandparents, and the rest of your ancestors have lived in Chicago, the more reparations that you owe?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/21/21449594/reparations-chicago-city-council-subcommittee-slavery-aldermen-vasquez-coleman
— Republican Pat O’Brien cutting into Democratic State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s lead, GOP poll finds Foxx was leading O’Brien, 48.1% to 33.8%, with 18.1% undecided. County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison said the poll shows “a real opportunity to upset Chicago’s corrupt political machine.” But Foxx’s campaign said “voters are smart and will see through [O’Brien’s] dangerous rhetoric.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/21/21449287/republican-pat-obrien-democratic-states-attorney-kim-foxx-poll-cook-county
— Seth Lewis, Illinois House 45th District Republican nominee profile His top priorities include infrastructure, public safety and flooding.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/21/21450078/seth-lewis-illinois-house-rep-45th-district-republican-nominee-2020-election-candidate-profile

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats say Wheaton Republican lawmaker Amy Grant made disparaging remarks in phone call – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/democrats-say-wheaton-republican-lawmaker-made-disparaging-remarks-in-phone-call
— Babette Holder Youngberg: Candidate profile, DuPage County Recorder
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/babette-holder-youngberg-candidate-profile-dupage-county-recorder
— Jeanette Ward: Candidate profile, Illinois Senate 25th District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/jeanette-ward-candidate-profile-illinois-senate-25th-district
— Chris Bos: Candidate profile, Illinois House 51st District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/chris-bos-candidate-profile-illinois-house-51st-district
— State Rep. Yingling tests positive for COVID-19 – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/state-rep-yingling-tests-positive-for-covid-19
— Martin McLaughlin: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/martin-mclaughlin-candidate-profile
— Grant, Wehrli square off with Mejia-Beal, Yang Rohr for House seats
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/watch-grant-wehrli-square-off-with-mejia-beal-yang-rohr-for-house-seats
— DuPage looks to extend lease with county fair association – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200921/dupage-looks-to-extend-lease-with-county-fair-association

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rep. Casten criticized for calling people ‘racist’ and ‘loony’ while rapping in 2019
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/09/21/rep-casten-criticized-for-calling-people-racist-and-loony-while-rapping-in-2019/ajp51jh/

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER & CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois GOP lawmaker Amy Grant apologizes for comments disparaging opponent’s race, sexuality – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-gop-lawmaker-apologizes-for-comments-disparaging-opponent-s-race-sexuality/article_46ae0971-0cf2-5e9a-995a-f41d3cf0bbd7.html
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/gop-legislator-apologizes-after-recording-reveals-comments-disparaging-opponent-s-race-sexuality/article_fa5f5018-2dad-5af8-adf4-959ee1801273.html

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DuPage County November 3, 2020 sample ballots are available.
https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Bob Anderson Points to Backroom Succession Deals as He Continues His Campaign to Abolish Townships
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/bob-anderson-points-to-backroom-succession-deals-as-he-continues-his-campaign-to-abolish-townships/
— Of Pensions, Their Real Estate Investments, Schools, Poverty & Crime
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/152410/
— Jack Franks Robo-Call Says He’s Going to Put a Sign in Your Yard, If You Don’t Want It, Call Him
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/jack-franks-robo-call-says-hes-going-to-put-a-sign-in-your-yard-if-you-dont-want-it-call-him/
— Sager’s Woodstock Taxing Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/sagers-woodstock-taxing-record/
— Endorsements for Marty McLaughin for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/endorsements-for-marty-mclaughin-for-state-representative/
— Oberweis Polls, Abortion Ignored
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/oberweis-polls/
— Riot Predictions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/21/riot-predictions/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES RELEASES NEW CAMPAIGN AD: “LOCKSTEP”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/ives-releases-new-campaign-ad-lockstep.html
— THORNER: FILL GINSBURG’S SEAT BEFORE NOVEMBER 3
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/thorner-fill-ginsburgs-seat-before-november-3.html
— ILLINOIS COVID-19 CASES TRIPLE SINCE JUNE, BUT HOSPITALIZATIONS, DEATHS REMAIN FLAT. WHAT GIVES? – Ted Dabrowski
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/illinois-covid-19-cases-triple-since-june-but-hospitalizations-deaths-remain-flat-what-gives.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Rep. Grant: “These comments do not reflect my heart or my faith”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/21/rep-grant-these-comments-do-not-reflect-my-heart-or-my-faith/
— Let Us Play “show of force” falls short
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/21/show-of-force-falls-short/
— 1,477 new cases, 7 additional deaths, 1,436 in the hospital, 3.5 percent positivity rate, state surpasses 5 million tests
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/21/1477-new-cases-7-additional-deaths-1436-in-the-hospital-35-percent-positivity-rate-state-surpasses-5-million-tests/
— More than 500 elected officials, others say “No” to Kilbride
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/21/more-than-500-elected-officials-others-say-no-to-kilbride/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— State Rep. Sam Yingling tested positive last week and has been quarantined at his home in Grayslake, his office said a statement. – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/21/illinois-lawmaker-tests-positive-for-covid-19-quar/
— The Biden plan: 20 million illegal immigrants – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/21/inside-the-beltway-the-biden-plan-20-million-illeg/
— ‘This is war’: Democrats, activists vow scorched-earth battle to block Supreme Court pick Calls to ‘burn it down’ rise as Democrats warn of court-packing, state-adding – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/20/supreme-court-pick-battles-prompts-democrats-activ/

GOPUSA
— DOJ Names 3 Cities As ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95213
— ‘Male-Bashing’ Taking Its Toll On Families, Churches (DIERSEN: The more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that Trump-bashers bash you. What demographics do you share with Trump? Demographics that I share with Trump include the following: White, male, older, non-poor, heterosexual, married, American, Protestant, German American, Republican, conservative, patriotic, gun owner, draft avoider, federal employee (Trump current, me former), and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=94985

BREITBART
— Study: Joe Biden Migration Plan Could Bring 52 Million Foreign Nationals to U.S. – Joun Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/21/study-biden-migration-could-bring-52-million-immigrants-us/


— U. of Chicago Defends Limiting English Grad Students to ‘Black Studies’ – TOM CICCOTTA (DIERSEN: I earned a) a JOB-RELATED bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and JOB-RELATED master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) JOB-RELATED professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a JOB-RELATED professional license when I was 32. If the aforesaid had not been JOB-RELATED, a) Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, b) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/21/u-of-chicago-defends-limiting-english-grad-students-to-black-studies/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Sandy Rios: A GOP president finally stood up for U.S. history, forefathers – Chris Woodward
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2020/09/21/rios-a-gop-president-finally-stood-up-for-us-history-forefathers

PATRIOT POST
— Betrayed by Social Media – Don Rosenberg
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/73602-betrayed-by-social-media-2020-09-21

HOT AIR
— Black Lives Matter Deletes “What We Believe” Page – ED MORRISSEY
https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2020/09/21/memory-hole-black-lives-matter-deletes-believe-page/

THE HILL
— Time to be honest: College admissions not a level playing field – STEVE COHEN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively. But since the 1960s, admitting more minorities and admitting more females have always been top priorities for the aforesaid universities.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/education/517353-time-to-be-honest-college-admissions-not-a-level-playing-field

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 83% of GOP Voters Want Trump To Fill Ginsburg’s Seat
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2020/83_of_gop_voters_want_trump_to_fill_ginsburg_s_seat

September 20 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The DuPage County Republican Central Committee held an outstanding rally in support of law enforcement Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2020, at the Klein Creek Golf Club in Winfield. Those who spoke included Jim Durkin, Bob Berlin, Jim Mendrick, Jeanne Ives, Jim Oberweis, Jim Zay, Tim Whelan, and Richard Jorgensen. Candidates included Jeannette Ward, Grant Wehrli, Amy Grant, Seth Lewis, Deanne Mazzochi, Peter Breen, Laura Curtis, Laura Hois, Babette Holder Youngberg, Chris Kachiroubas, Bob Grogan, Donald Puchalski, Sean Noonan, Brian Krajewski, Tim Elliott, Kevin Coyne, Robert Larsen, Karen Kelly, Mary Lou Wehrli and Judges Ann Celine Walsh, Monique O’Toole, James McCluskey, and Richard Felice. The hundreds of attendees included many Republican county and township officials and party leaders and Precinct Committeemen. Event sponsors included Berlin, Jorgensen, Cronin, Durkin, Zay, DiCianni, Puchalski, Larsen, Hart, Mendrick, Kachiroubas, Walsh, Felice, McCluskey, Noonan, Krajewski, Tornatore, Whelan, Dabrowski, Wilkens, Lewis, Boltz, Grinsby, A. Anderson, Monino, Henry, M.L. Wehrli, Musson, Kain, Grant, Hois, Carlson, Bergl, Kordik, and Kammes. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— 2 GOP senators break ranks, say don’t fill Supreme Court vacancy until after election It takes four Republicans to break ranks to keep Trump’s nominee off the court and two are already calling for a delay. Attention now shifts to Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2-gop-senators-say-dont-fill-supreme-court-vacancy-now/6468896/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,402 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths Chicago protest: Students rally in Loop asking Pritzker to bring back fall sports
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1402-new-covid-19-cases-14-deaths/6465850/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Five shot dead, 30 others wounded in Chicago so far this weekend
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/five-shot-dead-30-others-wounded-in-chicago-so-far-this-weekend
— Veterans encourage Illinois residents to vote early following Trump’s alleged controversial comments Illinois’ early voting period begins Thursday and area veterans are encouraging residents to cast their ballot now.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/852626

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Which government workers get a holiday for election? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-which-government-workers-get-a-holiday-for-election/article_657f00ae-523d-57a3-96fd-3ee1fb9391e8.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Tries to Pin Kenosha Violence on White Supremacists/Militias not ANTIFA or Black Lives Matter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/underwood3/
— Reick Mails Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/reick-mails-again/
— Daily Herald Endorse Dan Ugaste for State Rep.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/daily-herald-endorse-dan-ugaste-for-state-rep/
— Daily Herald Endorses Suzanne Ness for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/17/ness2/
— Tom Weber Endorsed by Daily Herald
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/tom-weber-endorsed-by-daily-herald/
— Military Surplus Obtained by McHenry County Municipalities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/military-surplus-obtained-by-mchenry-county-municipalities/
— NJ Governor Uses Millionaires’ Tax to Bribe Voters Earning Under $150,000
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/nj-governor-uses-millionaires-tax-to-bribe-voters-earning-under-150000/
— Call to Arms for Allen Skillicorn
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/call-to-arms-for-allen-skillicorn/
— First Ives Mail Arrives – Hit Piece on Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/first-ives-mail-arrives-hit-piece-on-casten/
— Hit Piece on Reick
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/hit-piece-on-reick/
— Trump Boat Parade on Lower Fox on Sunday, September 27th
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/trump-boat-parade-on-lower-fox-on-sunday-september-27th/
— IL-06/IL-14: Fundraising Crunch Time for Jeanne Ives and Jim Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/fec1/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Hits Broadcast and Cable TV Airwaves
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/18/oberweistv1/
— Irony from Durbin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/19/message-of-the-day-irony-8/
— Ginsburg’s Death Bumps AJ’s Father’s Sentence to Page 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/19/gingsbergs-death-bumps-ajs-fathers-sentence-to-page-3/
— Mike Madigan’s Latest Candidate in Southeastern McHenry County Makes Five Mailings in Two Weeks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/19/mike-madigans-latest-candidate-in-southeastern-mchenry-county-makes-five-mailings-in-two-weeks/
— Pro-Life Organization Remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fondly
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=152410&action=edit
— IL-06: Sean Casten Twitter Tantrum on Supreme Court Vacancy *UPDATED*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/19/castent1/
— Marty McLaughlin Endorsed by Daily Herald to Replace David McSweeney
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/marty-mclaughlin-endorsed-by-daily-herald-to-replace-david-mcsweeney/
— IL-Sen/IL-06/IL-14: Supreme Court Moves Front and Center in Congressional Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/20/scotus1/

THE HILL
— Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/517286-battle-lines-drawn-on-precedent-in-supreme-court-fight

CNN
— Key GOP senator says she opposes taking up a Supreme Court nomination before Election Day – Devan Colee and Manu Raju
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/20/politics/lisa-murkowski-supreme-court-election-day/index.html

September 19 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 16 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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