July 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago quarantine: City to require 14-day quarantine for travelers from states with high COVID-19 infection rates – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-to-require-quarantine-for-travelers-to-from-15-states-/6292944/
— Clay County judge rules Gov. Pritzker did not have authority to extend stay-at-home order
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/downstate-judge-rules-pritzker-did-not-have-authority-to-extend-stay-at-home-order/6293078/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Wide Shift in Opinion on Police, Race”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/wide-shift-in-opinion-on-police-race-rare-in-us-polling/2298878/

CBS2
— Judge Rejects Illinois GOP Bid For Exemption From Pritzker’s Public Gathering Limit; ‘The Risks In Doing So Are Too Great’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/02/judge-rejects-illinois-gop-bid-for-exemption-from-pritzkers-public-gathering-limit-the-risks-in-doing-so-are-too-great/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 869 new known COVID-19 cases reported as Lightfoot orders anyone coming to Chicago from states where virus is surging to quarantine
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200702-ecmjthn5onbj3kofupn4up3xya-story.html
— You think the first half of 2020 was unpredictable? Wait until the second half. – JOHN KEILMAN and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-2020-outlook-coronavirus-covid-20200702-upr735hwh5gmpfbkjtwtwtu4ke-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states — including Illinois The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to a new high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states, as the pandemic trended in the wrong direction in nearly all of the country outside of the Northeast – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/2/21312093/confirmed-coronavirus-cases-are-rising
— Split decision in COVID-19 rulings: Pritzker beats GOP in federal case but loses in downstate county challenge In the downstate suit, state Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, and his attorneys fought hard to keep it in state court. And a Clay County judge ruled in favor of the legislator, according to the governor’s office. The ruling will be appealed. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/2/21311788/federal-judge-republican-challenge-pritzker-covid-19-limits-political-gatherings-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/2/21311522/mona-charen-donald-trump-barbarian-gates

DAILY HERALD
— ‘It’s a piece of history’: Volo museum won’t remove General Lee display – Kevin Schmit
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200702/its-a-piece-of-history-volo-museum-wont-remove-general-lee-display
— Judge denies GOP request to allow large political gatherings – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200702/judge-denies-gop-request-to-allow-large-political-gatherings

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Walgreens joins Facebook boycott The Deerfield-based drugstore chain is the latest brand to cut advertising amid criticism over the social network’s handling of hate speech and misinformation. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Facebook to do even more to punish Trump.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/walgreens-joins-facebook-boycott
— State makes no progress on pensions despite rising stock market A new report from the Legislature’s fiscal-research unit paints a sad picture of ever-rising Illinois pension debt. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/state-makes-no-progress-pensions-despite-rising-stock-market
— The Facebook boycott is slow to click with corporate Chicago Why have local consumer-facing brands been so reticent to join the effort? There are theories. – STEVE DANIELS (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Facebook to do even more to punish Trump.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/facebook-boycott-slow-click-corporate-chicago

CENTER SQUARE
— As U.S. shatters job gains, Illinois faces long recovery – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/as-u-s-shatters-job-gains-illinois-faces-long-recovery/article_5eed2194-bc8c-11ea-a09d-3bd9608db7e3.html

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Glenbard West parents oppose superintendent sharing Black Lives Matter video with students – Juliette Fairley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/541658915-glenbard-west-parents-oppose-superintendent-sharing-black-lives-matter-video-with-students

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Dems Don’t Want Cheeseheads Working on Public Projects in Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/02/dems-dont-want-cheeseheads-working-on-public-projects-in-illinois/
— DeWitte Appointed to Budget Oversight Panel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/02/dewitte-appointed-to-budget-oversight-panel/
— Tribune Reminds Readers of Gas Tax Hike
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/02/tribune-reminds-readers-of-gas-tax-hike/
— Northwest Herald’s Objectivity Questioned
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/02/northwest-heralds-objectivity-questioned/
— McHenry Black Lives Matter Demonstrator Found Coronavirus-Infected
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/01/mchenry-black-lives-matter-demonstrator-found-coronavirus-infected/

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP will appeal *** Federal judge denies ILGOP’s TRO request: “Granting Plaintiffs the relief they seek would pose serious risks to public health”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/02/federal-judge-denies-ilgops-tro-request-granting-plaintiffs-the-relief-they-seek-would-pose-serious-risks-to-public-health/
— We’re number one… in FBI gun background checks during June
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/02/were-number-one-in-fbi-gun-background-checks-during-june/
— 869 new cases, 36 additional deaths, 2.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/02/869-new-cases-36-additional-deaths-26-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s lean White House staff saved taxpayers $23M vs. Obama – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trumps-lean-white-house-staff-saved-taxpayers-23-million-vs-obama

FEDERALIST
— Black Lives Matter Opposes Two Huge Forces For Black Success: Family And Capitalism The agenda of the Black Lives Matter organization goes far beyond issues of police brutality — it opposes free markets and two-parent families. – Lipton Matthews
https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/02/black-lives-matter-opposes-two-huge-forces-for-black-success-family-and-capitalism/

GOPUSA
— LAPD Funding Slashed By $150M; Money Goes To Community Of Color (DIERSEN: How will the leaders of your municipality, your township, and your county respond to demands a) to take money from law enforcement and b) to give it to communities of color?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91339

DAILY CALLER
— The Real Story Of Black Lives Matter — Marxist, Anti-Family Radicals – L. BRENT BOZELL
https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/01/bozell-the-real-story-of-black-lives-matter-marxist-anti-family-radicals/

BREITBART
— Joel Pollak: Democrats Want a Second American Revolution — a Socialist One – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/07/01/joel-pollak-democrats-want-a-second-american-revolution-a-socialist-one/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago: 75 Percent Increase in Shootings in June – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/01/mayor-lightfoots-chicago-saw-75-percent-increase-in-shootings-june/

PJ MEDIA
— FLASHBACK: Joe Biden Praised Former KKK Leader as a ‘Mentor’ Ten Years Ago Today – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/election/matt-margolis/2020/07/02/flashback-joe-biden-praised-former-kkk-leader-as-a-mentor-ten-years-ago-today-n600037

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘The Onward March of Social Liberalism’ – MADELEINE KEARNS
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/07/british-parliament-no-fault-divorce-bill-social-conservatism/

THE HILL
— Joe Biden must release the results of his cognitive tests — voters need to know – LIZ PEEK
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/505562-biden-must-release-results-of-his-cognitive-decline-tests-voters-need-to

CNBC
— The most liberal and conservative tech companies, ranked by employees’ political donations – Ari Levy
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/02/most-liberal-tech-companies-ranked-by-employee-donations.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The creator of Mount Rushmore’s forgotten ties to white supremacy. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum was deeply involved with the Ku Klux Klan while designing the Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain, Ga.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/07/03/mount-rushmore-gutzon-borglum-klan-stone-mountain/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The backlash against Trumpism continues.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/02/backlash-against-trumpism-continues/

BLOOMBERG
— Facebook Accused by Black Manager of Widespread Discrimination
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-02/facebook-accused-by-black-manager-of-widespread-discrimination

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.newsweek.com/three-quarters-americans-say-immigration-good-thing-us-poll-1514779

NPR
— ‘We Have A Black People Problem’: Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination – Shannon Bond
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/02/886544638/we-have-a-black-people-problem-facebook-worker-claims-racial-discrimination

June 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 deaths surpass 6K with 130K total cases
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-coronavirus-cases-update-chicago/6243019/
— Coalition of black activist groups put up ‘tent city’ to demand more affordable housing in Woodlawn – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/society/woodlawn-protesters-assemble-tent-city-in-fight-for-affordable-housing/6243377/
— Chicago police officers ‘lounging,’ sleeping in Bobby Rush’s office, ignoring looters, congressman says Surveillance video clips shown at Mayor Lightfoot’s press conference – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/video-shows-chicago-police-lounging-in-bobby-rushs-office-ignoring-looters-rep-says/6242919/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote BLM.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/long-seen-as-radical-black-lives-matter-goes-mainstream/2288226/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois recreational marijuana sales set another record in May with more than $44 million in transactions despite the coronavirus – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-illlinois-marijuana-record-sales-may-coronavirus-20200611-wbaqoxd2jjbabledh4wbb2mrju-story.html
— Chicago police made coffee and popcorn in US Rep. Bobby Rush’s office while shopping plaza was being looted; Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologizes – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-police-looting-popcorn-20200611-je3afw3lxbhknicv37ijnncgkq-story.html
— Even during unprecedented pandemic, Gov. Pritzker bows to organized labor – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-061220-illinois-chicago-budget-deficits-20200611-wb6jcc2yzjd4reo24gdtcppxxu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 91 more Illinois coronavirus deaths The virus has claimed 6,185 lives overall across the state, while the recovery rate in Illinois is 92%. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/11/21288278/illinois-coronavirus-pritzker-reopen-cases-deaths-june-11
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational pot sales topped $44 million in May, most since weed was legalized in Illinois Despite facing strict social distancing guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, Illinois residents bought up over $34 million of pot products, while out-of-staters purchased $10 million. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/6/11/21288259/recreational-pot-sales-chicago-dispensaries-illinois-weed-may
— More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program The $40 million investment is a crucial step as the county begins to reopen, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. “The program will help us continue to mitigate the pandemic by identifying new cases quickly and helping residents who’ve been exposed to someone carrying the disease.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/6/11/21288141/cook-county-covid-19-contract-tracing-health-preckwinkle-coronavirus-relief-fund
— Rush says cops lounged in his burglarized campaign office as nearby stores were looted “They even had the unmitigated gall to go and make coffee for themselves and pop popcorn, my popcorn, in my microwave,” U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush said Thursday, but the police union president says police had been told to “make themselves at home” while guarding the office. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/11/21288167/bobby-rush-chicago-police-looting-campaign-office

DAILY HERALD
— As COVID-19 cases statewide surpass 130,000, Republicans seek faster reopening – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200611/as-covid-19-cases-statewide-surpass-130000-republicans-seek-faster-reopening
— Bloomingdale cop Sean Noonan disciplined for Facebook ‘like’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200611/bloomingdale-cop-disciplined-for-facebook-like
— Kane County panel backs body cameras as board chairman chastises cop critics – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200611/kane-county-panel-backs-body-cameras-as-board-chairman-chastises-cop-critics

WBEZ
— Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Hired 35 People From House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Clout List – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/stories/pritzker-madigan/809f86d3-4eff-413f-8c5c-cc3210a9ed9d

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois saw its largest monthly cannabis sales yet in May, reaching nearly $45 million – Kevin Schwaller
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/state-news/illinois-saw-its-largest-monthly-cannabis-sales-yet-in-may-reaching-nearly-45-million/

CENTER SQUARE
— Lawmakers: Gov. Pritzker holds news events, discussions without inviting Republicans – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/lawmakers-gov-pritzker-holds-news-events-discussions-without-inviting-republicans/article_74d7418c-ac25-11ea-a352-93cc1afb2e07.html

JOHN BIVER
— ILLINOIS CAN BE SAVED WITH THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP
https://johnbiver.com/illinois-can-be-saved-with-the-right-leadership/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Time to End Pritzker Purgatory
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/time-to-end-pritzker-purgatory/
— Licensing Police Compared to Licensing Nail Stylists and Barbers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/licensing-police-compared-to-licensing-nail-stylists-and-barbers/
— Zane Seipler Recounts Problems in Sheriff’s Department
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/zane-seipler-recounts-problems-in-sheriffs-department/
— Last Ten Minutes of Crystal Lake Black Lives Matter Speeches
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/last-ten-minutes-of-crystal-lake-black-lives-matter-speeches/
— McHenry County College Rolls Out Black Lives Matter Response
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/06/11/mchenry-county-college-rolls-out-black-lives-matter-response/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Unqualified Will County Electoral Board Member could nullify any decisions – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/06/unqualified-will-county-electoral-board-member-could-nullify-any-decisions/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER SIGNS BUDGET OUT OF BALANCE BY $6B – Adam Schuster and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-signs-budget-out-of-balance-by-6b/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats suggest Trump would refuse to leave White House if he loses: He’d try to ‘steal’ election – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/11/joe-biden-trump-going-try-steal-election/
— Seattle’s ‘autonomous zone’ is ‘Mad Max’ movie mayhem come alive – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/11/seattles-autonomous-zone-mad-max-movie-mayhem-come/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mark Levin: Disband the Democratic Party which ‘birthed the KKK’ – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mark-levin-disband-the-democratic-party-which-birthed-the-kkk

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: $454 Million: Corporate America Floods Social Justice Causes with Cash amid Floyd Protests – JOHN CARNEY
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/11/corporate-donations-to-social-justice/
— Jobless Claims, Never Before As High As 700,000, Above 1.5 Million for 11th Straight Week – JOHN CARNEY
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/11/u-s-weekly-jobless-claims-1-542-million/
— ‘Total Blackout on the Insanity in Seattle’ as Establishment Media Turn Focus from the ‘Autonomous Zone’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/11/total-blackout-insanity-seattle-establishment-media-turn-focus-from-autonomous-zone/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Seattle Occupiers’ Dangerous and Unconstitutional Demands – GianCarlo Canaparo
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/06/11/seattle-occupiers-dangerous-and-unconstitutional-demands/

FEDERALIST
— The Corporate Media Is Now Controlled By The Radical Left Top editors are rapidly resigning over allegations of racial insensitivity—most of which are correctable or forgivable if they’re accurate—legitimizing the radical left’s inane policing of our politics and culture. – Emily Jashinsky (DIERSEN: Who controls you? No one controls me. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those who they cannot control. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/11/the-corporate-media-is-now-controlled-by-the-radical-left/

EAGLE FORUM
— OUTSTANDING: Eagle Forum Commends RNC for Maintaining “Solid Grassroots” Platform
https://eagleforum.org/publications/press-releases/eagle-forum-commends-rnc-for-maintaining-solid-grassroots-platform.html

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Unnecessary Lockdowns Created Social Turmoil, Global Suffering – Yinon Weiss
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/11/unnecessary_lockdowns_created_social_turmoil_global_suffering_143419.html

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Take Back Your City Now’: Trump to Washington State Governor, Seattle Mayor – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/take-back-your-city-now-trump-to-washington-state-governor-and-seattle-mayor_3384875.html
— GOP Votes for Scaled-Back Convention in Charlotte, Without Trump Acceptance Speech – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gop-votes-to-keep-convention-in-charlotte-without-trump-acceptance-speech_3384863.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘This is not a game’: Trump threatens to ‘take back’ Seattle as protesters set up ‘autonomous zone’ – Tim Elfrink and Marisa Iati
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/11/trump-seattle-autonomous-zone-inslee/
— Republicans announce Trump convention events will move to Jacksonville – Annie Linskey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-announce-trump-convention-events-will-move-to-jacksonville/2020/06/11/e8023372-ac22-11ea-a9d9-a81c1a491c52_story.html

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Touts Economy as Racial-Justice Fix, Snubs Police Overhaul – Justin Sink and Jennifer Jacobs
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-11/trump-calls-for-economic-development-instead-of-police-overhaul
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use BLM to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-06-11/black-lives-matter-is-more-popular-than-trump-or-biden

May 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases top 77K with over 3K deaths; State to receive supply of drug remdesivir
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-among-6-states-to-receive-supply-of-remdesivir/6169727/
— Chicago church opens its doors Sunday in ‘passive resistance’ to Illinois stay-at-home order
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-coronavirus-illinois-church-metro-praise-international/6170057/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 1,656 New Cases of Coronavirus, 57 Additional Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1656-new-cases-of-coronavirus-57-additional-deaths/2269562/
— Blue Angels Flyover Set for Tuesday, State Reports 1,656 New Cases
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-blue-angels-flyover-set-for-tuesday-state-reports-1656-new-cases/2269595/

CBS2
— Nearly Half Of Illinois’ COVID-19 Deaths Tied To Nursing Homes
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4545137-nearly-half-of-illinois-covid-19-deaths-tied-to-nursing-homes/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— For first day in almost a week, Illinois COVID-19 deaths drop below 100
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/for-first-day-in-almost-a-week-illinois-covid-19-deaths-drop-below-100

WGN TV
— More than 1,600 coronavirus cases reported in Illinois, as Pritzker defends extended order – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/over-1600-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-illinois-as-pritzker-defends-extended-order/
— A distinct possibility: ‘Temporary’ layoffs may be permanent – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/a-distinct-possibility-temporary-layoffs-may-be-permanent/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mnuchin predicts bounce back for economy while health experts fear more COVID-19 cases as states reopen – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200510-gbcogabmhfhpzi5z7dd7et6ceq-story.html
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker on COVID-19 fight: ‘We’re going it alone, as the White House has left all the states to do’ – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-governor-pritzker-comments-20200510-upazgyzncrbatlxfwxystgyx3u-story.html
— More businesses are realizing their ‘temporary’ layoffs due to COVID-19 may become permanent – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-jobs-layoffs-permanent-20200510-iykawjnz6nb25mc3cca4h2egkq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois reports another 57 coronavirus-related deaths as state’s total case count nears 78,000 and 1,656 new cases of coronavirus
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/10/21253457/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Pritzker says he’s ‘going it alone’ to ramp up COVID-19 testing, state won’t reopen without ‘standards’ met Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, the Democratic governor said states continue to “go it alone” to ramp up testing. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/10/21253666/pritzker-ramp-up-covid-19-testing-illinois-reopen-economy
— Illinois won’t reopen without ‘standards’ met, Pritzker says
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/10/21253457/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Albany Park church hosts Sunday service in defiance of stay-at-home order after suing Pritzker Cristian Ionescu, the senior pastor of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, said the move to hold services is “not a rebellion for the sake of rebellion” and claimed the Constitution grants them the right to worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/10/21253844/albany-park-church-hosts-sunday-service-defiance-stay-at-home-order-lawsuit-pritzker-illinois
— On Mother’s Day, leaders search for optimism amid pandemic “I think you’re going to see a bounce-back from a low standpoint,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking on “Fox News Sunday.” – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/10/21253823/mothers-day-2020-world-leaders-optimism-amid-coronavirus-pandemic
— Time for the Illinois Legislature to get back to work — safely and remotely State lawmakers are running out of time to vote on crucial matters, including a new state budget. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/10/21252459/illinois-legislature-coronavirus-covid-19-session-suntimes-editorial-remote-zoom-2021-budget

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois’ COVID-19 death toll dips below 100 for first time in five days – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200510/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-dips-below-100-for-first-time-in-five-days
— Two suspects in custody after woman beaten, robbed at Naperville motel – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200510/two-suspects-in-custody-after-woman-beaten-robbed-at-naperville-motel

WBBM
— Illinois Now Has Just Over 16-Hundred New Cases Of Coronavirus Disease
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/illinois-now-has-just-over-16-hundred-new-cases-of-coronavirus-disease

HERALD NEWS
— Will County elected officials express concern with plan to reopen Illinois – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/05/08/will-county-elected-officials-express-concern-with-plan-to-reopen-illinois/a1sei2t/

WGEM
— Illinois state health officials announce 57 new COVID-19 deaths – Blake Sammann
https://wgem.com/2020/05/10/illinois-state-health-officials-announce-57-new-covid-19-deaths/

PATCH ILLINOIS
— Illinois Coronavirus Update May 10: 77,741 Cases, 3,406 Deaths The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years, state health officials said. – Lorraine Swanson
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/illinois-coronavirus-update-may-10-77-741-cases-3-406-deaths

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois governor: Virus restrictions needed ‘until we’re able to eradicate it’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/10/jb-pritzker-illinois-governor-coronavirus-restrict/
— Elected officials abuse of power keeps citizens away from work and church Malevolent tyrants side-step the Constitution – Andy Biggs
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/10/elected-officials-abuse-of-power-keeps-citizens-aw/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois governor: Trump administration has ‘not delivered’ on coronavirus promises – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/illinois-governor-trump-administration-has-not-delivered-on-coronavirus-promises

EPOCH TIMES
— Supreme Court Rebuffs Activists, Reinstates Ban on Encouraging Illegals to Stay in U.S. – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/supreme-court-rebuffs-activists-reinstates-ban-on-encouraging-illegals-to-stay-in-us_3345769.html

THE HILL
— Officials warn of worsening economic woes after dismal April jobs report – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/497024-officials-warn-of-worsening-economic-woes-after-dismal-april-jobs

POLITICO
— Pritzker: Illinois is ‘going it alone’ on tackling coronavirus The state is currently in “phase two” of Pritzker’s five-part reopening plan. – MAYA PARTHASARATHY
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/10/pritzker-illinois-alone-tackling-coronavirus-247044

REUTERS
— White House considers more coronavirus aid as jobs picture worsens – David Morgan, Susan Heavey
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-coronavirus/white-house-considers-more-coronavirus-aid-as-jobs-picture-worsens-idUSKBN22M0GX

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘Scary to Go to Work’: White House Races to Contain Virus in Its Ranks With two White House staff members testing positive, some officials fear the disease is already spreading rapidly through the West Wing. – Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/us/politics/white-house-coronavirus-trump.html
— Carnage in the job market could get much worse.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/us/coronavirus-deaths-cases.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Mnuchin says unemployment will get worse before it gets better amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/10/coronavirus-update-us/
— Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body Damage to the kidneys, heart, brain — even ‘covid toes’ — prompts reassessment of the disease and how to treat it – Lenny Bernstein and Ariana Eunjung Cha
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/10/coronavirus-attacks-body-symptoms/
— This is how economic pain is distributed in America Job losses due to the coronavirus shutdown have fallen unequally on Americans according to age, gender, educational attainment and race – Tracy Jan (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that those who have suffered less economic pain are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/09/jobs-report-demographics/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-deaths-mount-trump-tries-to-convince-americans-its-safe-to-inch-back-to-normal/2020/05/09/bf024fe6-9149-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html
— Top White House advisers, unlike their boss, increasingly worry stimulus spending is costing too much Conservatives are eyeing potential policies to reduce long-term budget impact but say Trump probably won’t go along – Jeff Stein, Josh Dawsey and John Hudson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/10/top-white-house-advisers-unlike-their-boss-increasingly-worry-stimulus-spending-is-costing-too-much/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-grow-nervous-about-losing-the-senate-amid-worries-over-trumps-handling-of-the-pandemic/2020/05/09/65691184-915f-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Pandemic doctor predicts coronavirus will spike, blames Trump for wasting weeks of lockdown – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-shaman-meet-the-press-20200510-cew7nouxqzf2fjj6bwudvvpjga-story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Jobs picture will get worse before improving, Treasury secretary says – LAURA KING
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-05-10/jobs-picture-will-get-worse-before-improving

PENN LIVE
— Workers in Pennsylvania with preexisting health conditions fear a call to return to work – Brett Sholtis
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/workers-in-pennsylvania-with-preexisting-health-conditions-fear-a-call-to-return-to-work.html

DESERET NEWS
— Nearly 1 in 4 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Utah has diabetes, data shows – Ashley Imlay
https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/5/10/21253761/covid19-coronavirus-deaths-recoveries-salt-lake-county-half-recovered-preexisting

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— More Covid-19 Patient Data, Please New York finds some surprising results about those who test positive. – Editorial (DIERSEN: What if only those who are most vulnerable had been locked down instead of everyone?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-covid-19-patient-data-please-11589148282
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Twenty-two percent of those who entered the hospital came from a nursing home or assisted living facility. Ninety-six percent had an underlying health condition. Yet only 17% were employed, and only 4% in New York City had been taking public transportation. “We were thinking that maybe we were going to find a higher percentage of essential employees who were getting sick because they were going to work—that these may be nurses, doctors, transit workers. That’s not the case,” he said. “They’re not working, they’re not traveling, they’re predominantly downstate, predominantly minority, predominantly older.” More investigation is needed, but the virus may be spreading mostly within multigenerational households or public housing. Collecting more information about infected individuals’ habits would have been especially useful early in the pandemic before most businesses were shut down. This data could reveal patterns that suggest the most likely venues for transmission.)

FORBES
— Death Toll Conspiracy: Why Conservative Media—And Soon, Possibly Trump—Are Doubting Coronavirus Mortality Figures – Matt Perez
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattperez/2020/05/10/death-toll-conspiracy-why-conservative-media-and-soon-possibly-trump-are-doubting-coronavirus-mortality-figures/
— 3 Bitter Truths About The Coronavirus Job Losses And The Economy – Terina Allen
https://www.forbes.com/sites/terinaallen/2020/05/10/3-bitter-truths-about-the-coronavirus-job-losses-and-the-economy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. The bitter truth is that 42% of all coronavirus job losses will be permanent. . .2. The bitter truth is that the coronavirus recession will last far longer than many will admit. . .3. The bitter truth is that unemployment is currently closer to 25% instead of 14.7%.)

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Trump Officials Say Unemployment Could Pass 20% Joblessness nears levels seen during the Great Depression as coronavirus cases pass 1.3 million in the United States. – Susan Milligan,
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2020-05-10/trump-officials-say-unemployment-could-pass-20-during-coronavirus-pandemic

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/americas-racial-contract-showing/611389/

ABC RADIO NATIONAL
— Lost your job because of coronavirus? You might face an identity crisis — but you can overcome it – Anna Kelsey-Sugg and Maria Tickle (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to take early retirement. I would focus on how your critics/opponents use that against you.)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-11/coronavirus-sudden-unemployment-and-impact-on-identity/12206868

(FROM THE ARTICLE: When we lose the ‘organizing principle of our lives’. . .Recovering from a sudden career change. . .Seeing the silver lining)

April 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois’ coronavirus cases exceed 20K, Pritzker reports lowest daily death count in 6 days – Will Jones and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-daily-covid-19-death-toll-lowest-in-6-days-pritzker-says/6097740/
— Coronavirus: When could country reopen? Dr. Fauci weighs in
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/dr-fauci-discusses-date-on-reopening-country/6097906/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus: State Now Over 20,000 Cases of Virus Since Pandemic Began Cases have been reported in 85 of Illinois’ 102 counties
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-state-now-over-20000-cases-of-virus-since-pandemic-began/2254642/
— US Coronavirus Updates: Cases Spike Above 547K Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis in the U.S.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-coronavirus-updates-cases-spike-most-deaths-in-world/2254522/
— Mayo Clinic Announces Across-the-Board Pay Cuts, Furloughs Republican state Sen. Carla Nelson, of Rochester, said she will seek financial relief for the medical center
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/mayo-clinic-announces-across-the-board-pay-cuts-furloughs/2254161/
— Traffic Drop From Stay-at-Home Orders Imperils Road Funding Some road and bridge projects already have been put on hold – David A. Lieb 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/traffic-drop-from-stay-at-home-orders-imperils-road-funding/2254618/

CBS2
— Chicago City Council Meeting On April 15 To Be Held Via Videoconference (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, what is the status of a) your next township party meeting, b) your next county party meeting, and c) your 2020 county party convention?)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/10/city-council-meeting-april-15-videoconference/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Friend of Trump dies after being infected with coronavirus
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/friend-of-trump-dies-after-being-infected-with-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Two new COVID-19 deaths in DuPage — both of long-term care facility residents — bring countywide total to 48 – Jessica Villagomez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-seven-deaths-dupage-20200412-6o5jbg3wvnclnjkeeedxjnuthy-story.html
— Dr. Anthony Fauci says ‘rolling reentry’ of economy possible in May, but ‘can’t guarantee’ election safety in November – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-anthony-fauci-20200412-ncy7lzidl5hq3e3fymq25ppksa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that the sooner that you want the economy to reopen, the more of a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things that you are. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-deaths-lightfoot-black-residents-20200412-ooqtglq6izctphwhkfzg3bbpnm-story.html
— Examining Tara Reade’s 1993 sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden – LISA LERER AND SYDNEY EMBER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-tara-reade-joe-biden-sex-assault-allegation-20200412-j45k5kgvhfhurlhnsvlh4on4pa-story.html
— Coronavirus superspreaders: Scientists race to find out why some people are more infectious than others – GINA KOLATA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-coronavirus-superspreaders-20200412-3amxri45ijh2nmiics5e4n726e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 43 more die in Illinois from coronavirus as state case tally surpasses 20,000
Here’s what we learned Sunday about the continuing spread of coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/4/12/21218128/coronavirus-chicago-updates-live-blog-illinois-2020

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker sounds optimistic notes—and tentatively talks about reopening economy While it’s too early to judge whether Illinois has hit a peak, “we’ve seen a kind of leveling,” the governor said today. “We’ve made real progress.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-sounds-optimistic-notes-and-tentatively-talks-about-reopening-economy

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump views Glenn Fine, acting Defense Department inspector general, as being a holdover from the Obama Administration. My Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates viewed me as being a holdover from Republican Administrations who should be gotten rid of. They especially blamed me for the adverse actions that Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and other Republicans took against GAO. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200412/news/304129958/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters use pandemic promote hatred of Whites.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/real-talk-covid-19-and-the-dialectics-of-racial-oppression/article_83244b5a-7cb7-5bc5-ba53-6657d3ea5d3e.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Anthony Fauci says parts of U.S. could open next month – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/anthony-fauci-says-parts-of-us-could-open-next-month
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to destroy Trump.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-covid-19-pandemic-response

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use pandemic to promote hatred of Trump.
https://chicagodefender.com/commentary-covid-19-even-during-a-killer-pandemic-trump-tests-positive-for-racism/

WEST CHICAGO
— COVID-19: A Message from Judge Jim McCluskey, DuPage County Eviction Judge
https://westchicago.org/news/covid-19-a-message-from-judge-jim-mccluskey-dupage-county-eviction-judge/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Bashed for Called Coronavirus “Chinese Virus”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/12/gasser-bashed-for-called-coronavirus-chinese-virus 
— Senator Don DeWitte Reports $46,000 in Donations, Spending $27,000 Supporting Carolyn Schofield’s Challenge to State Rep. Allen Skillicorn
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/12/dewitte-reports-campaign-finances/ 
— McHenry County Sheriff Wins Suit Against Health Department for ID of Those Actively Infected with Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/11/mchenry-county-sheriff-wins-suit-against-health-department-for-id-of-those-actively-infected-with-coronavirus/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker thanks Apple for delivering 100,000 N95 masks to Illinois – Progress on testing – Positive tests level off for the last two weeks – Asked about process for reopening business – Asked what crisis has taught him about himself – Repeats that he didn’t have the constitutional authority to stop the primary – Asked why he isn’t wearing a mask while he speaks – Talks about abandoning most of spring agenda – Asked about nursing home spread prevention – US Department of Labor’s new gig worker rules inadequate – Asked about mail-in voting plans
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/12/pritzker-thanks-apple-for-delivering-100000-n95-masks-to-illinois/
— 1,672 new cases, 43 additional deaths – 20,852 total cases, 720 total deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/12/1672-new-cases-43-additional-deaths-20852-total-cases-720-total-deaths/
— Sunday COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/12/sunday-covid-19-roundup/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus hits Europe harder than U.S. – Rowan Scarborough
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/12/coronavirus-hits-italy-spain-france-harder-us/

DAILY WIRE
— NY Times Stealthily Edits Biden ‘Sexual Assault’ Article, Deletes References To Past ‘Hugs, Kisses, And Touching’ – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/ny-times-stealthily-edits-biden-sexual-assault-article-deletes-references-to-past-hugs-kisses-and-touching


PJ MEDIA
— Bill Maher Slammed as ‘Racist’ For Speaking Truth About Chinese Coronavirus – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/predictable-backlash-against-bill-maher-for-saying-we-should-blame-china-for-pandemic/

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS
— Michelle Malkin touts Jeff Sessions — ‘Stalwart America First,’ ‘Not beholden to special interests’
https://yellowhammernews.com/michelle-malkin-touts-jeff-sessions-stalwart-america-first-not-beholden-to-special-interests/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Historically, a recession should sink Trump’s reelection bid, but betting odds favor him over Biden – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: Of course, to defeat Trump, Democrats have done, are doing, and will increasingly do everything that they can to cause a recession, if not a depression.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/04/12/historically-a-recession-should-sink-trumps-reelection-bid-but-betting-odds-favor-him-over-biden-907242

THE HILL
— Trump sparks debate over merits of voting by mail – MAX GREENWOOD AND JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/492240-trump-sparks-debate-over-merits-of-voting-by-mail?rnd=1586707117
— How reporters should handle coronavirus briefings – GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/492379-how-reporters-should-handle-coronavirus-briefings

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being racists.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/12/dc-mayor-coronavirus-african-american-health-disparities-180890

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fauci admits earlier Covid-19 mitigation efforts would have saved more American lives.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/12/politics/anthony-fauci-pushback-coronavirus-measures-cnntv/index.html
— Good news on coronavirus makes it harder for Trump to hold the line – John Harwood
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/12/politics/social-distancing-us-economy-covid-politics/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Los Angeles County launches large-scale COVID-19 antibody study The findings could help shape strategies to get the U.S. economy up and running again, researchers said. – Erin McLaughlin and Andrew Blankstein (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Trump-haters will hint/imply/argue/shout that the more that you have been discriminated against, the fewer anti-bodies that you have.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/los-angeles-county-launches-large-scale-covid-19-antibody-study-n1182031

REUTERS
— JPMorgan Chase to raise mortgage borrowing standards as economic outlook darkens – Elizabeth Dilts Marshall
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jp-morgan-mortgages-credit-exclusive-idUSKCN21T0VU

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use pandemic to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/04/12/us/politics/ap-us-virus-outbreak-trump-missed-signs.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Live updates: Some churches defy restrictions on Easter; coronavirus cases could spike again if U.S. opens by May 1, expert warns
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/12/coronavirus-latest-news/

NEW YORK POST
— Now is not the time to play the partisan blame game over coronavirus – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/04/11/we-should-not-play-partisan-blame-game-over-coronavirus-right-now-goodwin/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Schools Rethink How to Distribute Meals Due to Coronavirus Deliveries raise contagion concerns, while pickups increase the burden on some families – Tawnell D. Hobbs
https://www.wsj.com/articles/schools-rethink-how-to-distribute-meals-due-to-coronavirus-11586700000

ATLANTIC
— How China Deceived the WHO U.S. senators are calling for investigations and the president is threatening to cut off funding. What happened? – KATHY GILSINAN
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/04/world-health-organization-blame-pandemic-coronavirus/609820/

SUBSCRIPTION INSIDER
— Another Perspective on Bringing Down Paywalls When Media Outlets Are in Crisis
https://www.subscriptioninsider.com/featured/five-on-friday-paywalls-the-apple-tax-and-top-subscription-jobs

POYNTER
— Removing paywalls on coronavirus coverage is noble. It also makes no sense. Food is essential, but grocery stores aren’t giving it away. Police are being paid during the crisis. So why are we making our journalism free?
https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2020/removing-paywalls-on-coronavirus-coverage-is-noble-it-also-makes-no-sense/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers blast Trump. 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/04/narcissistic-trump-wants-coronavirus-briefings-not/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “US’s global reputation hits rock-bottom over Trump’s coronavirus response.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/12/us-global-reputation-rock-bottom-donald-trump-coronavirus

March 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: All Illinois restaurants, bars to close for inside dining for 2 weeks to limit COVID-19 spread, governor says – Will Jones, Michelle Gallardo and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/all-illinois-restaurants-bars-to-close-to-limit-covid-19-spread/6015454/
— Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to near zero amid COVID-19 pandemic – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/federal-reserve-slashes-interest-rates-to-near-zero/6016141/

NBC5
— Illinois Orders All Restaurants to Close to Dine-In Customers “This is not a joke,” Gov. Pritzker said Sunday. “No one is immune to this and you have an obligation to act in the best interest of everyone in this state”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-orders-all-restaurants-to-close-to-dine-in-customers/2237617/
— Trump Calls on Americans to Cease Hoarding Food, Supplies; Fauci Open to 14-Day ‘National Shutdown’ “I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for over-reacting,” Fauci said – Hope Yen and Aamer Madhani 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/fauci-americans-are-going-to-have-to-hunker-down-significantly-more-to-fight-coronavirus/2237615/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Chicago: While Acknowledging Worries, Preckwinkle Says ‘Our Civic Duty Is Voting’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/15/coronavirus-in-chicago-while-acknowledging-worries-preckwinkle-says-our-civic-duty-is-voting/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Primary election in Illinois will happen as planned on Tuesday
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/primary-election-in-illinois-will-happen-as-planned-on-tuesday
— Illinois Governor: Ordering all bars and restaurants to close as of Monday night through March 30
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-governor-ordering-all-bars-and-restaurants-to-close-as-of-monday-night-through-march-30

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump calls on Americans to cease hoarding food, supplies Trump assured Americans, after speaking with leading grocery chain executives, that grocers would remain open and that the supply chain remained healthy. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/15/21180968/trump-calls-on-americans-to-cease-hoarding-food-supplies

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage declares disaster after Willowbrook nursing home resident tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-coronavirus-nursing-home-st-0316-20200315-hzwo5eb4dbhhfmdlzpb7sbpoha-story.html
— Chicago breaks World War II-era record for vote-by-mail applications; election officials encourage early voting – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-elections-early-voting-20200315-tsslpfwu6vfsxipuq4cyz76yyu-story.html
— US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-united-states-20200315-x4lkxne65bakvfqwzmude7wvry-story.html
— For the people of Illinois, a call to arms against COVID-19 – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-covid-19-illinois-pritzker-restaurant-bar-20200315-xjq733ndinfshbs7ds4slzryji-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County declaring disaster in wake of first confirmed COVID-19 case – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200315/dupage-county-declaring-disaster-in-wake-of-first-confirmed-covid-19-case
— Pritzker orders all restaurants and bars closed by Monday night – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200315/pritzker-orders-all-restaurants-and-bars-closed-by-monday-night
— Election-year spread of misinformation challenges local news – AP (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that They put out or bless.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200315/news/303159989/
— ‘The time for action is now Pritzker orders bars, restaurants closed – Charles Keeshan and Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200315/the-time-for-action-is-now-x2022-pritzker-orders-bars-restaurants-closed

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker orders shutdown of all bars and restaurants The governor says St. Patrick’s Day reveling forced his hand. Meanwhile, he’s also announcing a doubling of federal immigration staff at O’Hare. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-orders-shutdown-all-bars-and-restaurants
— Where you’ll vote Tuesday is still far from clear Amid extraordinary virus-related scrambling, officials say they’re getting close but aren’t yet announcing locations for 168 precinct polling spots in the city and up to 100 locales in suburban Cook County. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/where-youll-vote-tuesday-still-far-clear
— Pritzker on NBC: Eyeing lockdowns—and angry at Trump about O’Hare nightmare “We’re on our own out here. I wish we had leadership from Washington. We’re not getting it.” – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/pritzker-nbc-eyeing-lockdowns-and-angry-trump-about-ohare-nightmare
— Lightfoot limits bar capacity to curb coronavirus spread “The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Chicago Police Department are enforcing all business establishments that sell liquor to have less than half of their regular max capacity. Additionally, any establishments that sell liquor will have a max capacity of 100 persons.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/lightfoot-limits-bar-capacity-curb-coronavirus-spread

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Area teens ready to vote for the first time Tuesday – Steven Spearie (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at young people, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200315/area-teens-ready-to-vote-for-first-time-tuesday

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Meet the realists who dare to question Pritzker’s financial forecast – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-meet-the-realists-who-dare-to-question-pritzker/article_01bcd643-3d61-5546-a87a-6ea0d1b34da7.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Central Illinois restaurant owners ‘devastated’ by Pritzker’s order; Renner ‘very, very worried’ – Kevin Barlow
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/central-illinois-restaurant-owners-devastated-by-pritzker-s-order-renner/article_442e5cf2-0eb1-50d4-b46f-a9276457e5f8.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Endorsement: 6th Congressional District (Republican): Gordon ‘Jay’ Kinzler
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/13/our-view-6th-congressional-district-republican-gordon-jay-kinzler/axe85i9/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Sends Last Minute Hit Piece Against Ted Gradel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/15/il-14-sue-rezin-sends-last-minute-hit-piece-against-ted-gradel/

CAPITOL FAX
— Congressional candidate Betsy Dirksken Londrigan self-quarantining until March 22
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/15/congressional-candidate-betsy-dirksken-londrigan-self-quarantining-until-march-22/
— Madigan COVID-19 campaign guidance falls far short of other caucus advice
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/15/madigan-covid-19-campaign-guidance-falls-far-short-of-other-caucus-advice/
— Pritzker: Feds doubling staff at O’Hare; Closing all bars and restaurants beginning Monday; Asked for end to overnight food delivery ban; 29 new cases; Will not delay election “unclear when we might be able to hold another one”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/15/pritzker-feds-doubling-staff-at-ohare-closing-all-bars-and-restaurants-beginning-monday/
— Some more COVID-19 updates
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/15/some-more-covid-19-updates/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Is CNN ready to call Mexico ‘racist’ for thinking of shutting its borders to halt coronavirus? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/is_cnn_ready_to_call_mexico_racist_for_thinking_of_shutting_its_borders_to_halt_coronavirus.html

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Taunted In Spanish Over Coronavirus: ‘The Wall Is To Protect Mexicans!’ – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-taunted-in-spanish-over-coronavirus-the-wall-is-to-protect-mexicans

PJ MEDIA
— AOC Squad Member Calls for Freeing Prisoners and ICE Detainees for Our Health, Of Course! – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/aoc-squad-member-calls-for-freeing-prisoners-and-ice-detainees-for-our-health-of-course/

THE HILL
— Illinois governor ‘looking hard’ at closing bars, restaurants: ‘We need to go on lockdown’ – REBECCA KLAR 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487638-illinois-gov-looking-hard-at-closing-bars-restaurants-we-need-to-go-on
— Biden, Sanders seek to show contrast with Trump on coronavirus – JULIA MANCHESTER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats will use coronavirus to destroy Trump.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/487513-biden-sanders-seek-to-show-contrast-with-trump-on-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s go-to political strategy isn’t working for pandemic response.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/487634-trumps-go-to-political-strategy-isnt-working-for-pandemic-response
— Fed cuts interest rates to zero percent, announces $700B in bond purchases – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/487692-fed-cuts-interest-rates-to-0-percent-announces-700b-in-bond-purchases?rnd=1584306886?rnd=1584228749

HUFFINGTON POST
— U.S. Moves Closer Towards National Shutdown To Limit Coronavirus Spread Restaurants, bars and schools have been shuttered, and the top infectious diseases expert said he’d like to see a 14-day national shutdown imposed. – AP
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-national-shutdown_n_5e6eb670c5b6bd8156f9f468

CNN
— The CDC recommends organizers cancel or postpone events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks – Madeline Holcombe and Dakin Andone
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/health/us-coronavirus-sunday-updates/index.html
— Trump administration weighing more steps to encourage social distancing for Americans – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/politics/trump-administration-coronavirus-social-distancing/index.html
— There are now more than 3,000 cases of coronavirus in the US – Madeline Holcombe and Dakin Andone
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/health/us-coronavirus-sunday-updates/index.html?utm
— Top infectious disease expert doesn’t rule out supporting temporary national lockdown to combat coronavirus – Devan Cole and Alison Main
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/politics/anthony-fauci-national-lockdown-bars-restaurants-cnntv/index.html
— President Trump declares Sunday as ‘National Day of Prayer’ amid coronavirus concerns (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those paint themselves as being religious and who focus on destroying me. They talk and act like they paint themselves as being religious to give standing to destroy me. They stress that I am not a member of a church, that I do not attend church services, and that I do not give money to a church.)
https://www.kveo.com/news/president-trump-declares-sunday-as-national-day-of-prayer-amid-coronavirus-concerns/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fed Slashes Rates to Near-Zero; New Restrictions on International Travel Bring Chaos
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/world/coronavirus-live.html
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: Opposing Paid Sick Leave Risks Lives (DIERSEN: Since I became a federal employee in 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that I benefitted from the federal government’s sick leave policy.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-paid-sick-leave.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A Deadly Lack of Leadership.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/opinion/coronavirus-trump-leadership.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Spiking U.S. coronavirus cases could force rationing decisions similar to those made in Italy, China – Ariana Eunjung Cha
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/15/coronavirus-rationing-us/
— With unprecedented force and speed, a global recession is likely taking hold – David J. Lynch and Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/14/recession-economy-coronavirus-jobs/
— Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to zero as part of wide-ranging emergency intervention The Fed took the most dramatic steps since the 2008 financial crisis to bolster the U.S. economy in the face of coronavirus. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-slashes-interest-rates-zero-part-wide-ranging-emergency-intervention/

NATIONAL INTEREST
— Democrats Will Use Coronavirus To Get What They Wanted All Along Pelosi has even admitted it. – Matt Weidinger (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.) 
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/democrats-will-use-coronavirus-get-what-they-wanted-all-along-132672
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rahm Emanuel, then chief of staff to President-elect Obama, famously said in late 2008 “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that

[is]

it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” Dubbed “Rahm’s rule,” the same principle may be informing some policy responses to the coronavirus. Indeed, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are packaging significant chunks of their longstanding legislative agenda under the guise of responding to the coronavirus: “In light of reports that the Trump administration is considering new tax cuts for major corporations impacted by the coronavirus, we are demanding that the administration prioritize the health and safety of American workers and their families over corporate interests.”)

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— White House Asks Agencies to Stop All Travel That Is Not Mission Critical Work trips to areas with community spread of the virus should only be undertaken if they are critical to protecting life and property, OMB says. – Amelia Gruber

https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/white-house-asks-agencies-stop-all-travel-not-mission-critical/163790/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers blame coronavirus on Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/republicans-good-making-epidemics-much-worse/

GUARDIAN
— Coronavirus: governor (Pritzker) tells Trump to ‘get shit together’ amid airport chaos – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/coronavirus-governor-pritzker-trump-shit-together-airports-chicago-ohare

December 1 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Elizabeth Warren brings presidential campaign to North Side, gets endorsement from Rep. Jan Schakowsky – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-elizabeth-warren-chicago-rally-20191130-iany6w3rvrflvmnf3ralusmvde-story.html
— Say what you will about Illinois Democrats. At least they had the character and good sense to dump their sleazeball-in-chief Blagojevich – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-say-what-you-will-about-illinois-democrats-at-least-they-had-the-character-and-good-sense-to-20191129-story.html
— Affordable housing projects are in the pipeline in Aurora. Housing advocates say they’re needed. – SARAH FREISHTAT (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at those who need affordable housing that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-affordable-housing-st-20191127-krfjlqsdd5bphmfgtiu7naslhm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The case for impeachment over censure for President Donald Trump. Censure — which the Chicago Tribune editorial board is calling for instead of impeachment — is a form of shaming, But this president cannot be shamed.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/1/20987969/censure-impeachment-tribune-editorial-board-donald-trump-bill-clinton-sun-times

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Time is now for real ethics reform in Springfield – DAVID McSWEENEY
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/11/30/mcsweeney-time-is-now-for-real-ethics-reform-in-springfield/ard4zd7/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Pot legislation shuns constitution – ROGER GERMAN
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/roger-german-pot-legislation-shuns-constitution/article_815dbae2-d398-58fa-8c7b-4053dea8aa42.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Progressive groups blast Facebook for courting the right Meanwhile conservatives remain skeptical of social-media giant’s overtures – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/30/progressive-groups-blast-facebook-courting-right/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Impeachment set to leave Buttigieg as only top-tier 2020 Democrat campaigning full time – Emily Larsen
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/impeachment-set-to-leave-buttigieg-as-only-top-tier-2020-democrat-campaigning-full-time
— Yes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plans are about giving away ‘free stuff’ – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/yes-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-plans-are-about-giving-away-free-stuff

FOX NEWS
— AOC says her policies are not ‘free stuff’: ‘I never want to hear that term again’ – Nick Givas (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get their votes, Democrats promise to use government to give “free stuff” to voters who have financial, health, and/or other problems. 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-policies-free-stuff

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump’s Deplorable Cult waits patiently – Carol Headrick (DIERSEN: Like Hillary demonizes, denigrates, condemns those who support Trump, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They work hard to destroy the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. They worked hard to destroy TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/trumps_deplorable_cult_waits_patiently.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Hillary called us Deplorable, along with racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and you name it, we laughed at her. We never cried, and we never demanded a phony apology. We did vow to never, ever vote liberal. Our latest name is Cult, but since we heart our beloved Deplorable name, perhaps Deplorable Cult will stick. And still, we will never, ever vote liberal. The Deplorable Cult has learned to expect truly deplorable behavior from the Democrats.)
— Republicans Will Live to Regret Joining Climate Alarmists – Gamaliel Isaac
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/republicans_will_live_to_regret_joining_climate_alarmists.html

TOWNHALL
— No Way to Treat a First Lady – Debra J. Saunders
https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2019/12/01/no-way-to-treat-a-first-lady-n2557255

NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC Hypes Republicans Saying GOP Needs to Drop Litmus Tests on Abortion – Alex Christy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) who reject the right to life plank in the IRP platform and b) focus on destroying those like me who support the plank.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2019/11/27/msnbc-hypes-republicans-saying-gop-needs-drop-litmus-tests-abortion

THE HILL
— Comedian Rosanne Barr to speak at Trumpettes’ Gala at Mar-A-Lago – MARTY JOHNSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/472492-comedian-rosanne-barr-to-speak-at-trumpettes-gala-at-mar-a-lago

HUFFINGTON POST
— Roseanne Barr, Booted Off TV For Racist Tweet, Tapped For Trumpettes’ Gala At Mar-a-Lago “I know Roseanne, and if I know somebody who is not racist, it’s certainly Roseanne,” Trumpettes leader Toni Holt Kramer told The Palm Beach Post. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/roseanne-barr-trumpettes-mar-a-lago_n_5de2f299e4b0d50f32a3314a

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Poll: Political news via social media least trusted – DAVID KLEPPER and AMANDA SEITZ (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/2019/11/26/ap-norc-usafacts-poll-social-media-a-political-news-paradox/

ABC NEWS
— Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-01/facebook-corrects-post-under-new-singapore-fake-news-law/11754762

NEW YORK POST
— The New York Times’ long descent from credibility – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What distinguishes the New York Times from GOPUSA ILLINOIS? ANSWER: The New York Times falsely denies that it exists to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform. GOPUSA ILLINOIS honestly states that it exists to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.) 
https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/goodwin-the-new-york-times-long-descent-from-credibility/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Ordered by Singapore, Facebook Posts a Correction Adds notice to post saying it ‘is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information’ – Niharika Mandhana and Phred Dvorak (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false information except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-complies-with-order-under-singapore-fake-news-law-11575116149

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— John Cox: will his new outreach to independent voters deliver GOP victories?
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2019-12-01/john-cox-will-his-new-outreach-to-independent-voters-deliver-gop-victories

FREDERICK NEWS POST
— Little-noticed home buying risk — your city’s financial problems – Liz Farmer (DIERSEN: On the other side of the coin, if your city is financially healthy, Democrats will call for more and more and more welfare.)
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/real_estate_and_development/little-noticed-home-buying-risk-your-city-s-financial-problems/article_1be01fc4-ebba-58de-876e-a9c1007030b1.html

BLOOMBERG
— The Richest U.S. Counties Are Getting Even Richer – Alex Tanzi, Wei Lu and Michael Sasso (DIERSEN: During the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years, of those who have moved into DuPage County, a) what is their income and net worth – I would not be surprised to learn that in today’s dollars, it has gone down significantly; b) what is their political affiliation – I would not be surprised to learn that it is overwhelmingly Democrat; c) what percent lack education and/or job skills – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage has increased significantly; d) what percent have severe financial, health, and/or other problems – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage has increased significantly; and e) what percent are filled with hatred against Trump and against those who share his demographics – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage is extremely high?) 
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/richest-u-counties-getting-even-100000177.html

GLOBE NEWS WIRE
— Chicago Real Estate Market Trends in November 2019 Property Up reveals the best performing neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicagoland area in November 2019. – John Herman (DIERSEN: During the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years, of those who have moved into your neighborhood, your precinct, your township/ward, and your county, a) what is their income and net worth – has it gone up or down significantly in today’s dollars; b) what is their political affiliation – what percent is Democrat, Republican; etc. c) what percent lack education and/or job skills – has that percentage increased or decreased significantly; d) what percent have severe financial, health, and/or other problems – has that percentage increased or decreased significantly; and e) what percent are filled with hatred against Trump and against those who share his demographics – has that percentage is increased or decreased significantly?) 
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/11/26/1952949/0/en/Chicago-Real-Estate-Market-Trends-in-November-2019.html

FINAL SITE
— MAY 19, 2017 FLASHBACK: The Email Newsletter Is Not Dead — But Yours Might Be – Mia Major (DIERSEN: If you were me, how would you deal with those a) who discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and/or b) who discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? Should I write articles about them? Should I write books about them?) 
https://www.finalsite.com/blog/p/~board/b/post/the-email-newsletter-is-not-dead-but-yours-might-be

INDEPENDENT
— Google bans eight different Tory election advertisements as disinformation concerns mount Conservatives accused of using ‘fake news’ and disinformation to win election – Jon Stone (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation and fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-general-election-advert-ban-google-fake-news-manifesto-labour-a9223846.html

BBC
— Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law with post ‘correction’ (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50613341

August 17 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Grifters, grafters, govs and Blago leave Lincoln crying – Burt Constable
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190817/constable-grifters-grafters-govs-and-blago-leave-lincoln-crying
— Glenbard offers muted response to dress code controversy – Susan Sarkauskas and Bob Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/glenbard-offers-muted-response-to-dress-code-controversy
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Google employees demand company renounce working with Trump immigration agencies – Cat Zakrzewski
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190817/google-employees-demand-company-renounce-working-with-trump-immigration-agencies

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Beyond the Pale – Pointin an Assault Rifle at Trump Statue
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/17/beyond-the-pale/

AMERICAN THINKER
— That aroma of fraud: 70% of Bill de Blasio’s local donors come from one hotel union – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/that_aroma_of_fraud_70_of_bill_de_blasios_local_donors_come_from_one_hotel_union.html

BREITBART
— Mark Zuckerberg’s Group Lobbies Georgia GOP for More Low-Wage Labor – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/17/mark-zuckerbergs-group-lobbies-georgia-gop-for-more-low-wage-labor/
— Feds: Mississippi Food Plants ‘Willfully’ Hired Illegal Aliens Over Americans – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/16/feds-mississippi-food-plants-willfully-hired-illegal-aliens-over-americans/

NOQ REPORT
— GUNS AND CRIME It’s time to punish businesses that employ illegal aliens – JD Rucker
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/16/time-punish-businesses-employ-illegal-aliens/

THE HILL
— 2020 Democrats feel more emboldened to label Trump a racist – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: Disgustingly, tragically, unacceptably, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains should expect that sooner or later, if not already, Trump-haters in their neighborhood, in their precinct, in their municipality, in their township/ward, in their county, in Illinois, and in the world will call them White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/457730-2020-democrats-feel-more-emboldened-to-label-trump-a-racist
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/457778-economic-angst-rises-at-bad-time-for-trump

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Roy Moore defamation lawsuit against accusers is paused
https://www.wvtm13.com/article/roy-moore-defamation-lawsuit-against-accusers-is-paused/28727850

NEW YORK TIMES
— Israel’s Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews – Lisa Lerer and Elizabeth Dias
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/us/politics/trump-israel-jews.html

NEW YORK POST
— Chris Cuomo ‘Fredo’ flap exposes ridicule Italian-Americans face every day – Steve Cuozzo
https://nypost.com/2019/08/17/chris-cuomo-fredo-flap-exposes-ridicule-italian-americans-face-every-day/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The freewheeling, uncontainable nature of Trump’s anti-elite get-togethers.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/16/freewheeling-uncontainable-nature-trumps-anti-elite-get-togethers/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/any-economic-downturn-could-scramble-trumps-2020-strategy-11565898073

USA TODAY
— Politicians should stop talking about creating ‘good jobs.’ There are no bad jobs. By calling some jobs ‘good’ and implying others are bad, we’re saying some jobs have no future or, worse, they are not worthy of a person’s effort. – Frayda Levin (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, a) all the jobs that I had were bad jobs and b) I was grossly overpaid for those jobs. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/16/employment-help-wanted-good-jobs-low-skill-experience-column/1986883001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater hints/implies/argues/shouts that Mexicans have a stronger claim to the southwest than Americans. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/08/17/not-invaders-hispanics-lived-here-before-us/1974154001/

TUSCALOOSA NEWS
— 3 Tuscaloosa residents qualify for District 4 special election – Jason Morton
https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20190816/3-tuscaloosa-residents-qualify-for-district-4-special-election

POST REGISTER
— Campus segregation programs raise many questions that deserve answers – Wayne Hoffman
https://www.postregister.com/star/opinion/campus-segregation-programs-raise-many-questions-that-deserve-answers/article_0845c9a0-eb90-5ecc-90b5-f0b2aff637ba.html

FRAMINGHAM SOURCE
— Mass Alliance Calls Pascual A Rising Star; Lynch For Council Kickoff Event Tuesday
https://framinghamsource.com/index.php/2019/08/17/political-corner-mass-alliance-calls-pascual-a-rising-star-lynch-for-council-kickoff-event-tuesday/

MICHIGAN LIVE
— Ann Arbor debating FOIA fee waiver for councilman seeking mayor’s emails – Ryan Stanton
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2019/08/ann-arbor-debating-foia-fee-waiver-for-councilman-seeking-mayors-emails.html

BERKSHIRE EAGLE
— Elect qualified candidate in Ward 6 – Craig Gaetani, Pittsfield
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/letter-elect-qualified-candidate-in-ward-6,582198

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters dehumanize those who do not hate Trump. Therefore, because of the aforesaid, ever-increasingly, those who do not hate Trump are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense. 
https://www.independent.com/2019/08/17/dehumanizing-people-makes-killing-easier/

July 8 Evening Edition

CBS2
— (ILLEGAL) Immigrants In Chicago Fear ICE Deportation Raids After President Trump’s Deadline Passes – Audrina Bigos
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/07/08/immigration-raids-deportation-ice-president-donald-trump/

ABC7
— Allegations of ICE privacy invasion add to fears about planned raids – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ice-privacy-invasion-allegations-add-to-fears-about-planned-raids/5384422/

NBC5
— Senator Durbin Says Trump Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census Could Cost Illinois “For every person not counted in the census in Illinois, we will lose $1800 a year,” Durbin said (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats drive Republicans out of Illinois but encourage illegals to come to Illinois and to stay in Illinois.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Senator-Durbin-Says-Trump-Adding-Citizenship-Question-to-2020-Census-Could-Cost-Illinois-512433071.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Freshmen Reps. Sean Casten, Lauren Underwood each raise more than $1M as they prep for 2020 reelection effort, campaigns say – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-congressional-fundraising-casten-2020-20190708-3iuspwxeozcdhlfke7ufp3yuye-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs encourage illegal immigration and then blame Republicans for the resultant problems.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/8/20686316/border-cruelty-central-america-donald-trump-kevin-mcaleenan-homeland-security
— The Democrats’ dangerous immigration game – Bill Scher
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/8/20686753/democrats-immigration-health-insurance-presidential-election

DAILY HERALD
— Forest preserve district still may get state grant for Mayslake project – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190708/forest-preserve-district-still-may-get-state-grant-for-mayslake-project

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Municipalities should discuss whether to allow marijuana sales – Editorial (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of recreational pot can no longer claim to be family friendly. At Wheaton City Council’s July 1 meeting, Tim Whelan and I urged Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess and the Wheaton City Council to make Wheaton the first city in Illinois to ban the sale of recreational pot.)
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190706/our-view-municipalities-should-discuss-whether-to-allow-marijuana-sales

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Central Illinois employers prepare for legal pot – DEREK BEIGH (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/business/central-illinois-employers-prepare-for-legal-pot/article_e6ed3b60-7b6b-5f9a-b487-e08d5f54faa6.html

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— State rep Darren Bailey announces candidacy for Dale Righter’s senate seat
https://jg-tc.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/state-rep-announces-candidacy-for-mattoon-area-senate-seat/article_9f56a395-2598-5069-b952-2099128ebf5d.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters do things to illegally encourage people a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally bring children illegally to America illegally. 
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/07/03/underwood-bill-to-improve-medical-screenings-of-migrants-at-southern-border/asah5i6/

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— President Donald Trump to visit Milwaukee for fundraiser as oil refineries launch ad against ethanol mandates – Molly Beck
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/07/08/president-donald-trump-visit-milwaukee-fundraiser/1673020001/

FOX ST. LOUIS
— Illinois State Police faces their biggest challenges
https://fox2now.com/2019/07/08/illinois-state-police-face-great-challenges/

LAKEVIEW PATCH
— Cubs Co-Owner To Host Trump Fundraiser In Wisconsin Todd Ricketts is listed as a co-host for the event. – Scott Anderson
https://patch.com/illinois/lakeview/cubs-co-owner-host-trump-fundraiser-wisconsin

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Pritzker’s new gas tax will have a trickle-down effect on middle-class families, Rep Grant says – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512713510-pritzker-s-new-gas-tax-will-have-a-trickle-down-effect-on-middle-class-families-rep-grant-says

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CAN REPUBLICANS WIN BACK ILLINOIS’ 6TH CD?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/07/can-republicans-win-back-illinois-6th-cd.html
— WILL CO ACTIVISTS DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM CHICAGO CORRUPTION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/07/monday-memory-will-co-activists-declare-independence-from-chicago-corruption.html

FOX NEWS
— Immigration is central issue, few in Washington have wherewithal to solve it – Chad Pergram
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/immigration-is-the-issue

GOPUSA
— Trump’s Citizenship Question Isn’t Controversial but Obama Deleting It Should’ve Been
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72225
— Donald Trump congratulates U.S. team for winning Women’s World Cup despite their ugly comments
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72271

AMERICAN THINKER
— Sunday bombshell: Pool for deportation is up to 1 million illegals who have already had due process – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/sunday_bombshell_pool_for_deportation_is_up_to_1_million_illegals_who_have_already_had_due_process.html
— A congresswoman sending paid staff to Mexico to teach illegals how to cheat their way into the US? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/a_congresswoman_sending_paid_staff_to_mexico_to_teach_illegals_how_to_cheat_their_way_into_the_us.html
— The Democrats’ Situational Racism – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/the_democrats_situational_racism_.html
— Bringing the Truth about Trump to Those Who Hate Him – Ron A.Y. Rich
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/bringing_the_truth_about_trump_to_those_who_hate_him.html
— Trump outmaneuvers the media on the 4th – Russ Vaughn
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/trump_outmaneuvers_the_media_on_the_4th.html

BLAZE
— US women’s soccer player drops American flag between legs and dances to celebrate World Cup title. Benghazi hero is not pleased. ‘Clown show’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/us-womens-soccer-dropped-flag-benghazi-hero-upset

DAILY CALLER
— Illegal Immigration Advocates Use Economic Warfare To Subvert Immigration Law – MATT O’BRIEN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/08/brien-economic-warfare/

PATRIOT POST
— Dems Define Platform: Open Borders, Free Stuff They exploit the border crisis for political optics while avoiding any legislative action. – Thomas Gallatin
https://patriotpost.us/articles/64135-dems-define-platform-open-borders-free-stuff

THE HILL
— Pelosi: Census citizenship question is effort to ‘make America white again’ – CRISTINA MARCOS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/452049-pelosi-census-citizenship-question-is-effort-to-make-america-white-again
— Poll: Plurality backs criminal prosecutions for illegal border crossings
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/452005-poll-voters-favor-criminal-prosecution-over-civil-fines-for-illegal-border-crossings
— White House basement floods during DC rainstorm – JORDAN FABIAN (DIERSEN: What have you done to stop your basement from flooding? Since 1984, I have spent many hundreds of hours and many thousands of dollars to stop basement flooding including a) connecting all nine of the home’s downspouts directly to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, b) always having a battery backup sump pump, c) properly connecting subterranean drainage tile lines from homes on west side of Golf Lane and the north side of Frazier Court to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, d) installing many storm sewer inlets lengthy French drains, e) patching many lengthy cracks in the basement floor, f) converting to an overhead sewer, and g) having a whole house natural-gas-fired electric generator installed.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/451977-white-house-basement-floods-during-dc-rainstorm

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump has referred to his Wharton degree as ‘super genius stuff.’ An admissions officer recalls it differently. – Michael Kranish (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that degrees like mine from non-Ivy League universities (NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT) are worthless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-who-often-boasts-of-his-wharton-degree-says-he-was-admitted-to-the-hardest-school-to-get-into-the-college-official-who-reviewed-his-application-recalls-it-differently/2019/07/08/0a4eb414-977a-11e9-830a-21b9b36b64ad_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs encourage illegal immigration and then blame Republicans for the resultant problems.
https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-migrant-border-detention-20190708-story.html

GAZETTE
— Hickenlooper should run away from pot – Editorial
https://gazette.com/opinion/editorial-hickenlooper-should-run-away-from-pot/article_ce52545a-9c53-11e9-a82f-dfb4b7893913.html

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Amazon workers are planning a strike for one of its busiest shopping days of the year – Mary Hanbury
https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-workers-strike-amazon-prime-day-working-conditions-2019-7

MOTLEY FOOL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ranked: Here’s How Much Your State Will Spend on Recreational Cannabis in 2019 A handful of states will be generating a lot of green from adult-use marijuana this year. – Sean Williams
https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/07/08/ranked-heres-how-much-your-state-will-spend-on-rec.aspx

June 2 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will employers still test for marijuana once recreational use is legal in Illinois? Don’t keep a pipe at your desk just yet. – Lisa Schencker (DIERSEN: Questions to ask all those who represent/lead you in government and in politics and want to represent/lead you in government and in politics: Have you ever used marijuana, and if so, when and why? Will you use marijuana for recreational use when it is legal, and if so, how often and why?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-in-the-workplace-20190321-story.html
— Illinois Senate approves legalizing sports betting, gambling expansion and funding for nearly $45 billion capital construction plan – Jamie Munks
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-illinois-general-assembly-session-wrap-20190602-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois House skirts salary-freeze vote, in line for $1,600 increase – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190602/news/306029915/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Buffalo Grove promotes LGBTQ activity.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190602/its-a-long-time-coming-buffalo-grove-embraces-first-pride-parade

ABC7
— Bernie Sanders calls Pres. Trump ‘a racist, a sexist, a homophobe and a religious bigot’ – Krisann Chasarik
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sanders-calls-trump-racist-a-sexist-a-homophobe-and-a-religious-bigot/5326904/

NBC5
— Illinois Legislature Passes Long-Awaited Gambling Bill The initiative now heads over to be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-legislature-continues-work-even-after-may-31-deadline-510710891.html

CBS2
— Illinois Lawmakers Approve First Step Toward Casino In Chicago – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/01/illinois-lawmakers-approve-first-step-toward-casino-in-chicago/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois’ Catholic leaders denounce passage of Reproductive Health Act – REBECCA ANZEL 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-catholic-leaders-denounce-passage-of-reproductive-health-act/article_1e339649-ddaa-50c2-9bd3-a3cab1555672.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois House closes out ‘historic’ session Final pieces of budget, capital plan, expanded gambling clear chamber – Peter Hancock
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-House-closes-out-8216-historic-8217-13917283.php

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Ill. House OKs Billions For Agencies, Infrastructure, Gambling Expansion; Await Senate OK – Todd Wessell 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/ill-house-oks-billions-for-agencies-infrastructure-gambling-expansion-await-senate-ok/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— “Growth of Slot Machines ‘Unimaginable’”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/growth-of-slot-machines-unimaginable/ 
— Candidates at Harvard’s Milk Day Parade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/candidates-at-milk-day-parade/ 
— NW Herald Identifies DCFS Case Worker on AJ Freund Case was McHenry County Board Member Carlos Acosta
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/nw-herald-identifies-dcfs-case-worker-on-aj-freund-case-was-mchenry-county-board-member-carlos-acosta/ 
— Capital Bill Passes, Gas Tax Doubled, Cigarette Tax Up $1 a Pack, Those Representing McHenry County Who Voted “Yes”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/capital-bill-passes/
— Senate Roll Call on Massive Gambling Expansion Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/senate-roll-call-on-massive-gambling-expansion-bill/ 
— Pritzker’s Success Claims
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/pritzkers-success-claims/ 
— Legislators Raise Their Salaries as They Raise Our Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/legislators-raise-salaries-as-they-raise-taxes/ 
— Senate Passes Doubling of Gas Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/senate-passes-doubling-of-gas-tax/ 
— DeWitte Explains Support for Gas Tax Hike
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/dewitte-explains-support-for-gas-tax-hike/ 
— State Senate Passes Recreational Pot Bill 38-17
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/state-senate-passes-recreational-pot-bill-38-17/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker totals up his wins
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/02/pritzker-totals-up-his-wins/
— Legislators in line for first pay raise in eleven years
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/02/legislators-in-line-for-first-pay-raise-in-eleven-years/
— Budget, capital, gaming roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/02/budget-capital-gaming-roundup-2/
— Sunday legislative cheat sheet
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/02/sunday-legislative-cheat-sheet/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Mexico dispatches one of its biggest Trump-haters to persuade Trump to halt tariffs – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/mexico_dispatches_one_of_its_biggest_trumphaters_to_persuade_trump_to_halt_tariffs.html

BREITBART
— Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke ‘Big Idea’ to Give Illegal Aliens Blanket Citizenship – Michelle Moons (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at illegals, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/02/robert-beto-orourke-big-idea-to-give-illegal-aliens-blanket-citizenship/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump: Mexico Is ‘Abuser’ of the US; ‘America Has Had Enough!’ – BOWEN XIAO (DIERSEN: Countries commit “acts of war” a) when they illegally send their citizens into another country illegally, b) illegally keep their citizens illegally in another country illegally, and c) illegally send illegal drugs into another country illegally.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-mexico-is-an-abuser-of-the-us-america-has-had-enough_2947596.html

ONE NEWS NOW
— Trump approval rating soars to 2-yr. high at 48% – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/06/02/trump-approval-rating-soars-to-2-yr-high-at-48

GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL
— No applicants yet for open city council seat
https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/western_colorado/no-applicants-yet-for-open-city-council-seat/article_c619be00-84f6-11e9-aedc-20677ce05640.html

FORBES
— 5 Ways To Keep Your Resume Out Of The ‘No’ Pile – Marie Zimenoff
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2019/06/02/5-ways-to-keep-your-resume-out-of-the-no-pile/#aa332d86b5dc

NEWSWEEK
— ‘DRAFT DODGING’ TRUMP AND ADVISER BOLTON ARE ‘CHICKENHAWKS’ PUSHING U.S. TO WAR WITH IRAN, DEMOCRATIC 2020 CANDIDATE SETH MOULTON WARNS – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/draft-dodging-trump-bolton-chickenhawks-iran-war-1441548

MOTLEY FOOL
— 5 Workplace Benefits Today’s Employees Want, but Don’t Have – Maurie Backman (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have decried the benefits that I had as a federal employee, and since 1997 when I was 49 years old, the benefits that I have had as a federal retiree.)
https://www.fool.com/careers/2019/06/02/5-workplace-benefits-todays-employees-want-but-don.aspx

CHICAGO PRIDE
— In Tweet, Trump recognizes June as LGBT Pride month – Carlos Santoscoy
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/103417225/in-tweet-trump-recognizes-june-as-lgbt-pride-month

May 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Violent Memorial Day weekend leaves 27 shot, 5 killed
https://abc7chicago.com/27-shot-5-killed-in-memorial-day-weekend-gun-violence/5317857/

NBC5
— States Move to Outlaw ‘Prison Gerrymandering’: Where Do Inmates Really Live? Last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, signed a bill to make his state the latest to require that prisoners be counted at their pre-incarceration addresses — instead of where they’re serving time
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/States-Outlaw-Prison-Gerrymandering-Inmates-510454311.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Gillibrand suggests Trump’s only accomplishments are ‘hurting people,’ only motivation is ‘cruelty’
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/gillibrand-suggests-trump-s-only-accomplishments-are-hurting-people-only-motivation-is-cruelty-

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Harriet Tubman is unwelcomed on Donald Trump’s $20 bills.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/26/18638906/harriet-tubman-20-bill-andrew-jackson-laura-washington

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Graduated tax amendment heads to House floor
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/CAPITOL-RECAP-Graduated-tax-amendment-heads-to-13898132.php
— ‘Never seen anything like it’: Illinois farmers facing a challenging year for planting, markets – Rosalind Essig
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/8216-Never-seen-anything-like-it-8217-13898089.php

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Dead People Can’t Collect Fat Pensions – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, everyone who is in line to get a pension or is getting a pension is demonized, denigrated, and condemned. I am not happy at all that for the rest of my life, I will be ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and condemned for getting a Civil Service Retirement System pension.) 
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/dead-people-cant-collect-pensions
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The writer threatened mass assassinations for pretty much everyone who receives a state government pension, including survivors and heirs. To avoid this fate, the author demanded in the form letter that the pension actuarial tables be changed and the state’s constitution be amended to remove the pension protection clause before instituting a graduated income tax. The writer also demanded unspecified “cap$ and clawback$ for outrageous$ pension payout$” and local government consolidation. He or she also demanded the end of pension double-dipping and “playing salary games at career’s end to max out your take.”)

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters say: Trump pushes the myth of social-media persecution against conservatives.
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-trump-pushes-the-myth-of-social-media-persecution-against/article_913213e2-b606-510e-a85e-71dd474e9c29.html

MCHENRY TIMES
— Rep. Skillicorn suggests waiting for ‘Feds’ before moving on – and taxing for – infrastructure plan – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/512565646-rep-skillicorn-suggests-waiting-for-feds-before-moving-on-and-taxing-for-infrastructure-plan

CITY OF WHEATON
— CITY COUNCIL PLANNING SESSION AGENDA Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7 P.M.
https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_05282019-1184
(FROM THE AGENDA: East Roosevelt Road Corridor)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 2020 Democrats working to better connect with LGBTQ voters – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/26/2020-democrats-working-to-better-connect-with-lgbt/
— How to deal with the media and its biases – John R. Coyne Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/26/book-review-unfreedom-of-the-press-mark-r-levin/
— Nine Klansmen met by 350 officers, 600 counter-protesters at Ohio KKK rally – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: This sends a strong message that sooner or later, those who defend Whites will be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/26/nine-klansmen-met-350-officers-600-counter-protest/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Former pro-Trump contributors say CNN is out to get Trump – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/former-pro-trump-contributors-say-cnn-is-out-to-get-trump

CBS NEWS
— Beto O’Rourke says migrant families “pose no threat or danger” to the U.S. – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/beto-orourke-on-face-the-nation-migrant-families-pose-no-threat-or-danger-to-us/

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Migrant Family Takes a Greyhound Across America – Miriam Jordan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats glorify and praise those who come to America illegally and who stay in America illegally.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/26/us/greyhound-immigration.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump falls short on infrastructure after promising to build roads, bridges and consensus – Toluse Olorunnipa and Mike DeBonis
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-falls-short-on-infrastructure-after-promising-to-build-roads-bridges-and-consensus/2019/05/26/1027446e-7c9f-11e9-8bb7-0fc796cf2ec0_story.html

TIME
— Donald Trump Campaigned as a President for LGBTQ Americans. But He Keeps Rolling Back Protections for Them – ABBY VESOULIS (DIERSEN: Who should be protected from who? According to Democrats, a) LGBTQers, b) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, c) liberals and moderates, d) those who have less money, e) minorities, f) females, g) veterans, h) non-Protestants, i) non-German Americans, j) non-citizens, k) non-gun owners, and l) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time NEED PROTECTION FROM a) heterosexuals, b) Republicans, c) conservatives, d) those who have more money, e) Whites, f) males, g) non-veterans, h) Protestants, i) German Americans, j) U.S. citizens, k) gun owners, and l) those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://time.com/5595474/donald-trump-roll-back-transgender-protections/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Lakeshore Sport and Fitness to Pay $45,000 To Settle EEOC Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit. Chicago Fitness Club Tolerated Sexual Harassment of Restaurant Employees and Fired Complainant, Federal Agency Charged. (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile rescinded a job offer that I had accepted saying that it has just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/lakeshore-sport-and-fitness-to-pay-45000-to-settle-eeoc-harassment-and-retaliation

NASDAQ
— Don’t Expect Quick U.S. Marijuana Legalization Based on Polls Showing Support: There’s a Big Gotcha – Keith Speights
https://www.nasdaq.com/article/dont-expect-quick-us-marijuana-legalization-based-on-polls-showing-support-theres-a-big-gotcha-cm1154640

MEDIAITE
— Kinzinger Hits Trump Hard on Twitter for Teaming Up With Kim Jong Un to Bash Biden – Caleb Howe
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/republican-congressman-hits-trump-hard-on-twitter-for-teaming-up-with-kim-jong-un-to-bash-biden/

REASON
— Beto O’Rourke Wants To Legalize Weed and Expunge Records, Too Anti-prohibitionists are now trying to help those still impacted by old drug convictions. – ZURI DAVIS (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who seek or hold government or political jobs or positions should disclose anything that they have had expunged from their records. Your past predicts your future. Those who seek or hold government or political jobs or positions should be held to much higher standards.) 
https://reason.com/2019/05/22/beto-orourke-wants-to-legalize-weed-and-expunge-records-too/