April 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus death toll reaches 274, including 2nd fatality linked to Stateville prison outbreak – Craig Wall, Eric Horng, Will Jones and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-11k;-stateville-prison-outbreak-claims-2nd-life/6079123/
— Dr. Fauci: Coronavirus could become seasonal, unlikely to be under control globally – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/fauci-coronavirus-could-become-seasonal/6078871/
— UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/uk-prime-minister-boris-johnson-hospitalized-with-covid-19/6079237/
— Biden to name VP vetting team – AP (DIERSEN: The higher the office sought by a Republican candidate, the deeper that Democrats will look for skeletons in their closet, and especially if that candidate paints himself/herself as being conservative and/or religious.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-to-name-vp-vetting-team/6076463/
— Wisconsin mayors seek to scrap in-person voting in last-ditch effort – KENDALL KARSON
https://abc7chicago.com/wisconsin-mayors-seek-to-scrap-in-person-voting-in-last-ditch-effort/6079374/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 899 New Coronavirus Cases, 31 Additional Deaths More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reports-899-new-coronavirus-cases-31-additional-deaths/2250698/
— Pritzker: Illinois Needs Feds to Send 1000s More Ventilators
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators/2250681/
— Indiana Reports 458 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases, 11 Additional Deaths Gov. Eric Holcomb recently extended the state’s “stay-at-home” order for two weeks because of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-458-new-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-11-additional-deaths/2250645/
— Biden Raises Idea of Democrats Holding an Online Convention The once-crowded Democratic primary has dwindled to Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – Will Weissert 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/biden-raises-idea-of-democrats-holding-an-online-convention/2250696/
— Virus Raises Specter of Gravest Attacks in Modern US Times The number of people infected in the U.S. has exceeded 300,000, with the death toll climbing past 8,400
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/surgeon-general-warns-us-of-saddest-week-and-9-11-moment/2250652/

CBS2
— Confirmed Illinois Coronavirus Cases Top 11,000; Death Toll Stands At 274
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/05/confirmed-illinois-coronavirus-cases-top-11000-death-toll-stands-at-274/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois coronavirus cases rise to 11,256; total number of deaths now 274
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-coronavirus-cases-rise-to-11256-total-number-of-deaths-now-274
— Pritzker: Illinois needs feds to send 1000s more ventilators
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators-3

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State announces 899 new known cases and 31 new deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200404-vpzpqvhf5vdmvnkdnpjm5x36rm-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls for more ventilators, criticizes federal government in CNN appearance – Grace Wong
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-cnn-trump-federal-government-20200405-23skyub3wvbrtkuc6cnl4m4jaa-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Two new recreational marijuana shops could be coming soon to River North – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-new-river-north-legal-weed-shops-20200404-6szfwz33rrgjrmco5x54dfoyra-story.html
— Brookfield Zoo furloughs nearly third of employees after coronavirus-related financial pressures – Grace Wong
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-brookfield-zoo-furlough-20200405-ilxjmq7r45hw3dpm5s6c4p6npy-story.html
— US braces for roughest week yet of coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment,’ surgeon general says – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200405-z6jelb2cynbblfz725vw44suzu-story.html
— Navy captain removed from command for warning about danger on carrier has tested positive for coronavirus – JOHN ISMAY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-captain-crozier-coronavirus-20200405-6txtfzpcarcsnfk575ye7xu4wi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker on CNN: Trump ‘does not understand the word federal,’ as debate over COVID-19 stockpile rages Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on CNN ripped President Trump over management of the federal stockpile holding undistributed and urgently needed COVID-19 supplies. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208703/pritzker-trump-federal-covid-19-stockpile-coronavirus
— Illinois surpasses 11K COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 274 Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike — donning protective face masks they removed before speaking — also announced during their Sunday coronavirus update 899 new cases of COVID-19, marking 11,256 confirmed cases in Illinois since the pandemic first hit. – Tom Schuba and Jake Wittich 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208850/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-update-pritzker
— Will Bears be playing in Soldier Field by September? Pritzker, Trump disagree President Trump said NFL season may start as scheduled in September; Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker did not agree Bears will be playing in Soldier Field by then. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/5/21208767/bears-soldier-field-september-illinois-pritzker-trump-nfl
— Despite ‘Crimson Contagion’ pandemic drills, Chicago didn’t fill public health jobs That was a need identified by the emergency preparedness drills last year that imagined a pandemic spreading from China to Chicago. – Frank Main and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21207597/crimson-contagion-pandemic-preparations-chicago-coronavirus-public-health
— In the war on COVID-19, lawmakers must deliver for the U.S. Postal Service We disagree with lawmakers’ astonishingly shortsighted move last month to exclude the financially troubled postal service from the $2.2 trillion coronavirus bailout. The agency is on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21203431/coronavirus-covid-19-u-s-postal-service-bailout-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker may consider more restrictions; state announces 31 more deaths – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200405/pritzker-may-consider-more-restrictions-state-announces-31-more-deaths
— April 4 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/april-4-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns
— NY gets 1,100 ventilators with help from China, Oregon – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200404/news/304049971/

WBEZ
— In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black – María Inés Zamudio, Elliott Ramos
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/in-chicago-70-of-covid19-deaths-are-black/dd3f295f-445e-4e38-b37f-a1503782b507

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker rips Trump over defense production act; 31 new deaths in Illinois – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200405/pritzker-rips-trump-over-defense-production-act-31-new-deaths-in-illinois

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Pritzker: ‘I’ve given up’ on adequate federal COVID-19 response – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-i-ve-given-up-on-adequate-federal-covid-19-response/article_aa14f4c8-7789-11ea-8f2b-4bd0323ca741.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in DuPage County; 41 new cases
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/05/three-more-covid-19-deaths-reported-in-dupage-county-41-new-cases/auj0t0i/

WGEM
— Pritzker: Illinois needs feds to send 1000s more ventilators – AP
https://wgem.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-illinois-needs-feds-to-send-1000s-more-ventilators/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trapped By The Coronavirus Pandemic, Congress Tries New Ways Of Legislating From Home – CLAUDIA GRISALES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trapped-coronavirus-pandemic-congress-tries-new-ways-legislating-home#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRUMP-haters a) use coronavirus to destroy Trump and b) say that “Trump uses coronavirus crisis to push his broader agenda.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-uses-coronavirus-crisis-to-push-his-broader-agenda

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – Naperville shines in times of crisis – Grant Wehrli
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/04/05/napervilles-pulse-in-springfield-naperville-shines-in-times-of-crisis/111698

LOOP NORTH NEWS
— Open country for business, says Republican River North candidate for Congress Tommy Hanson – Steven Dahlman
https://www.loopnorth.com/news/candidate0405.htm

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-6: Ives Continues Attack on Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/05/il-6-ives-continues-attack-on-casten/ 
— Judge Enters Order Asking Why Jack Franks Should Not Be Held in Contempt of Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/05/judge-enters-order-asking-why-jack-franks-should-not-be-held-in-contempt-of-court/ 
— Statistics Comparing County Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/04/statistics-comparing-county-coronavirus/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker enters press conference wearing mask – All essential workers now qualify for state’s childcare assistant program – Federal Headstart not keeping up – Second Stateville person dies – 30 percent of cases are African-American – Expects cases in all 102 counties – “The rules are being written as we go here” – Claims enough PPE for healthcare workers – Governor says stricter orders are possible – Virus might return – Details info to legislators – Dr. Ezike talks mental health front – Pritzker praises federal workers, disses White House
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-enters-press-conference-wearing-mask/
— 899 new cases, 31 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/899-new-cases-31-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/covid-19-roundup-12/
— Pritzker explains projections
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/pritzker-explains-projections/
— S&P moves Illinois a tick closer to junk status
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/sp-moves-illinois-a-tick-closer-to-junk-status/
— Rep. Stava-Murray: “My doctors suspect I have COVID-19″
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/05/rep-stava-murray-my-doctors-suspect-i-have-covid-19/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump – L. Brent Bozell III
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/5/how-the-liberal-media-weaponizes-covid-19-against-/

BREITBART
— Workers Send Amazon a Message Straight out of the 1930s – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/pinkerton-workers-send-amazon-a-message-straight-out-of-the-1930s/

DAILY CALLER
— J.B. Pritzker Still Blaming Trump For GOP Governors Slow To Enact Stay-At-Home Orders – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/05/j-b-pritzker-blaming-trump-governors-stay-at-home-coronavirus/

— J.B. Pritzker Still Blaming Trump For GOP Governors Slow To Enact Stay-At-Home Orders – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/05/j-b-pritzker-blaming-trump-governors-stay-at-home-coronavirus/

FEDERALIST
— Life Inside The Coronavirus Shutdown: What You Can And Can’t Do In America’s Capital Today, as cities are shutting down and police are turning out-of-staters around at our borders, we’re suddenly confronted with the real question: What will be I able to do under quarantine?
– Christopher Bedford
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/05/life-inside-the-coronavirus-shutdown-what-you-can-and-cant-do-in-americas-capital/

TEA PARTY
— According To CDC: 0.2% To 1.8% Of All US Deaths Since February Are Confirmed Or Presumed To Be Due To COVID-19 — And They Want To Destroy Economy Over This? – Gateway Pundit
https://www.teaparty.org/according-to-cdc-0-2-to-1-8-of-all-us-deaths-since-february-are-confirmed-or-presumed-to-be-due-to-covid-19-and-they-want-to-destroy-economy-over-this-434661/

THE HILL
— Boris Johnson hospitalized over coronavirus symptoms – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/policy/international/491256-boris-johnson-hospitalized-over-coronavirus-symptoms

POLITICO
— Trump administration tells states to step up as governors plead for aid The surgeon general says states need to be “Rosie The Riveter” as the country prepares for a crisis resembling World War II. – ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/05/white-house-trump-funding-states-coronavirus-165783

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument – Alexandra Jaffe
https://www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20200405/democrats-elevate-health-care-as-virus-era-campaign-argument

CBS NEWS
— “We’ve got to get the country open,” Trump says as coronavirus cases top 300,000 nationwide
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-latest-news-2020-04-04/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Top U.S. Officials Warn of ‘Our Pearl Harbor’; Deaths in Country May Be Undercounted
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being left out of the official count – Emma Brown, Beth Reinhard and Aaron C. Davis 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/coronavirus-death-toll-americans-are-almost-certainly-dying-of-covid-19-but-being-left-out-of-the-official-count/2020/04/05/71d67982-747e-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Supreme Court to Weigh In on Wisconsin’s Absentee Ballots – Jess Bravin and Alexa Corse
High court to decide whether voters have until April 13 for absentee ballots to compensate for disruptions from coronavirus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-to-weigh-in-on-wisconsins-absentee-ballots-11586118600

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— As White House Tells States to ‘Do Your Part,’ Governors Ask What Trump Is Actually Doing – Matt Stieb
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/governors-reject-trump-admins-do-your-part-message.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This Is What Happens When the Federal Government Abandons You   Local officials and health-care workers are losing faith in the national response, and struggling to improvise their own solutions.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/how-do-you-win-war-when-your-government-abandons-you/609457/

April 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 death toll surpasses 150 in IL, cases near 8K as Cook County ME works to expand storage – Jessica D’Onofrio and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-surpasses-150/6070425/
— Trump administration moves toward promoting broader use of face masks amid coronavirus crisis
https://abc7chicago.com/health/daily-white-house-coronavirus-task-force-briefing-watch-live/6071736/
— Coronavirus in the US: 6.6M more unemployed shows need for new jobs bill, Pelosi says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/66m-more-unemployed-shows-need-for-new-jobs-bill-pelosi-says/6071463/

CBS2
— Some Chicagoans Say Problems With Mail Meant Their Primary Ballots Weren’t Counted – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/some-chicagoans-say-problems-with-mail-meant-their-primary-ballots-werent-counted/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 715 new known infections of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths, bringing state’s total to 7,695 known cases and 157 deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200402-2ywu5ui4ffb7xkvsj7nkm6aidy-story.html
— Democrats postpone Milwaukee convention until August because of coronavirus concerns – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-democratic-convention-joe-biden-20200402-4u7zcqtyrrazxg7rbv3ejvoiny-story.html
— Facing a hit that could be worse than Great Recession, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, lawmakers look to craft a post-pandemic budget – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-state-budget-20200402-2eqqvb7iu5dstf7qkcyqf5prke-story.html
— DuPage County reports 45 new known coronavirus cases, including six at long-term care facilities – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-long-term-care-facilities-20200402-mh2egdkwrzapljurg4zsiewdvy-story.html
— Records shattered as unemployment claims in Illinois top 178,000 and national applications hit 6.6 million – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-unemployment-claims-problems-benefits-illinois-20200402-x7psgbntbrhatmtjgqmpotarvy-story.html
— Pritzker calls federal response to COVID-19 ‘profound failure’ – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-activists-pritzker-legal-challenge-coronavirus-lightfoot-year-spin-20200402-uhnfqaagsjbbtg3dgyrgyh7dj4-story.html
— Despite economic havoc from coronavirus, state public pension officials say plans in good shape – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-public-pensions-20200402-lfqniecl5beahgslbrc6fnxmge-story.html
— 15 Will County health workers test positive as coronavirus numbers continue to rise in Will, DuPage – SUZANNE BAKER and ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0403-20200402-thg76xdb5bbzjidmay4tqkexie-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly $110 million in recreational weed sold in Illinois since January  In March, pot shops sold $35.9 million worth of pot. That’s down from the $39.2 million in first-month sales, but slightly higher than February’s sales. – David Struett and Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/4/2/21204617/illinois-recreational-pot-marijuana-sales-march
— First-time jobless claims up 56% in Illinois from prior week Latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security shows the widening impact of coronavirus-related layoffs. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2020/4/2/21204569/weekly-unemployment-claims-illinois-coronavirus-layoffs
— Every state — including 12 slackers — must join the fight to beat COVID-19 A nationwide lockdown by President Trump is unlikely and possibly unconstitutional. It’s up to our nation’s governors to do what’s right to beat the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/2/21204434/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-state-lockdowns-social-distancing-government-governors

DAILY HERALD
— Suburbs get coronavirus relief grants
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200402/suburbs-get-coronavirus-relief-grants
— April 2 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200402/april-2-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns

WAND TV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: March marijuana sales in Illinois total almost $36 million
https://www.wandtv.com/news/march-marijuana-sales-in-illinois-total-almost-36-million/article_2a100c8e-7501-11ea-ba8c-536cbdcd92b9.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: District’s Communities Receive Portion of $12.2 Million from CARES Act
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/il-14-districts-communities-receive-portion-of-12-2-million-from-cares-act/ 
— What It Is Like to Have Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/what-it-is-like-to-have-coronoavirus/ 
— Are Slots Still Operating?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/are-slots-still-operating/ 
— Calculate What Uncle Sam Will Send in Coronavirus Handout
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/02/calculate-what-uncle-sam-will-send-in-coronavirus-handout/ 
— Comparing Coronavirus Penetration for Chicago Area Counties
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/comparing-coronavirus-penetration-for-chicago-area-counties/ 
— Will County Provides Coronavirus Map
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/will-county-provides-coronavirus-map/ 
— Lake County Health Department Answers Freedom of Information Request for Coronavirus by Zip Codes with Interactive Map
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/01/lake-county-health-department-answers-freedom-of-information-request-for-coronavirus-by-zip-codes-with-interactive-map/ 
— Hospital Situation Included in Pritzker Press Release
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/hospital-situation-included-in-pritzker-press-release/ 

CAPITOL FAX
— US bankruptcy judge rules against Bill Brady and his brothers
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/us-bankruptcy-judge-rules-against-bill-brady-and-his-brothers/
— Pritzker says fourth temp hospital to open, with another coming for Downstate – “We’re also adding additional beds” – New initiative called “All in Illinois” – President’s “air bridge” is only for private companies, not states – Advice for Wisconsin? – Explains why gun shops are “essential” – 15 rapid testing machines delivered today from Abbott Labs
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/pritzker-says-fourth-temp-hospital-to-open-with-another-coming-for-downstate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/covid-19-roundup-9/

GOPUSA
— Hydroxychloroquine Proving An Effective Treatment For Coronavirus Patients Around The World
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86995

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus mask policing: Texas city ready to fine citizens $1K for not covering up – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/coronavirus-mask-policing-texas-city-ready-to-fine/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The New York Times editorial board is eager to spread the coronavirus via open borders
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-new-york-times-editorial-board-is-eager-to-spread-the-coronavirus-via-open-borders
— Even if you hate Trump, don’t root for him to fail during this crisis – Kimberly Ross
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/even-if-you-hate-trump-dont-root-for-him-to-fail-during-coronavirus-crisis
— House Republicans want to reopen economy by end of April if ‘virus permits’ – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house-republicans-want-to-reopen-economy-by-end-of-april-virus-permitting
— No institution has failed the public worse than the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/no-institution-has-failed-the-public-worse-than-the-news-media-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Campaign Tells Jeff Sessions To Move On — ‘Do Not Support Your Efforts’ – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not support my GOPUSA ILLINOIS efforts. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/trump-campaign-jeff-sessions-letter-senate/

NEWSMAX
— White-Collar Employers Promise Job Security, as Service Industry Implodes
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/white-collar-employers-job/2020/04/01/id/960968/

TOWNHALL
— This Week’s Unemployment Numbers Are Disastrous and Devastating – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/04/02/this-weeks-unemployment-numbers-are-disastrous-and-devastating-n2566206
— Jemele Hill: The Only Acceptable Acts of Charity Come From Those Who Are Anti-Trump – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/02/jemele-hill-the-only-acceptable-acts-of-charity-come-from-those-who-are-anti-tru-n2566251

THE HILL
— Scale of economic crisis sends shudders through nation – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490938-the-memo-scale-of-economic-crisis-sends-shudders-through-nation
— Trump expected to recommend certain Americans wear masks to limit virus spread – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490909-trump-expected-to-recommend-certain-americans-wear-masks-to-limit
— Cities across the country in danger of becoming coronavirus hotspots – JESSIE HELLMANN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490878-cities-across-the-country-in-danger-of-becoming-coronavirus-hotspots
— Number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops 1 million – REBECCA KLAR 
https://thehill.com/policy/international/490797-global-coronavirus-cases-top-1-million

POLITICO
— White House Correspondents’ Association boots OAN from briefing rotation The rare step, against the Trump-friendly outlet, followed a reporter’s defiance of social-distancing restrictions. – CAITLIN OPRYSKO
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/oan-white-house-correspondents-coronavirus-160598
— Navy fires aircraft carrier captain who raised alarm about virus outbreak Capt. Brett Crozier wrote a letter Navy leaders Monday pleading for additional help to combat the outbreak. – LARA SELIGMAN (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, what if I had relayed my concerns about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination directly to the Democrats who headed those agencies?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/navy-fires-aircraft-carrier-captain-who-raised-alarm-about-virus-outbreak-162225
(FROMM THE ARTICLE: Modly stopped short of accusing Crozier of leaking the letter, but faulted the captain for sending it over “non-secure, unclassified email” and copying “a broad array of people,” instead of relaying his concerns directly to Modly. The letter contained no classified information.)

CNN
— Democratic National Convention pushed back to August – Dan Merica and Kate Sullivan
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/dnc-postponed-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Expected to Recommend Wearing Cloth Masks
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House to urge Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of coronavirus – Lena H. Sun and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/02/coronavirus-facemasks-policyreversal/
— Coronavirus death toll passes 50,000 worldwide; U.S. unemployment claims explode
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Democrats to delay Milwaukee convention from July until mid-August to increase chance party can hold an in-person gathering
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2020/04/02/democrats-to-delay-milwaukee-convention-from-july-until-mid-august-to-increase-chance-party-can-hold-an-in-person-gathering/
— Federal judge declines to postpone April 7 presidential primaries in Wisconsin – Amy Gardner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-judge-declines-to-postpone-april-7-presidential-primaries-in-wisconsin/2020/04/02/2ff660b4-74dc-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— The grim death-toll projections the White House offered Monday have already been revised upward – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/02/grim-death-toll-projections-white-house-offered-monday-have-already-been-revised-upward/

NEW YORK POST
— Team Trump to Jeff Sessions: You’re no ally of ours – Bob Fredericks (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not want me to be one of their allies. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/team-trump-to-jeff-sessions-youre-no-ally-of-ours/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Strongly Endorse Fines, Ban on Interstate Travel
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_strongly_endorse_fines_ban_on_interstate_travel

April 1 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Sends Out Emergency Alert Seeking Healthcare Professionals to Help in COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-sends-out-emergency-alert-seeking-healthcare-professionals-to-help-in-covid-19-pandemic/2248222/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois politicians call on Trump to provide state with more medical supplies Rep. Lauren Underwood joins our show to talk about the urgent need for medical supplies from those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/669425

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S. from coronavirus pandemic if social distancing is maintained – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200331-giadunfcdbb33dqpidafentkp4-story.html
— The voters behind Trump’s higher approval ratings – TRIP GABRIEL AND LISA LERER (DIERSEN: What drives your approval rating up or down where you live? From what I see, the biggest single factor is how those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout where you live treat you and treat those who share your demographics. Everyone sees how those who lead your municipal district, municipality, township, county, and Illinois treat you and those who share your demographics. I should write a book about how the following have treated me and those who share my demographics: past and present leaders of Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-approval-ratings-20200331-urc3xvpmnrcgjpns42gtnvltpe-story.html
— FRONT PAGE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Mail delivery suspended at Naperville condominium complexes with no explanation – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-mail-delivery-stops-mill-seniors-st-0401-20200330-7no6mzmcn5bhng5iojz7fdoiti-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago police officers ordered to restrict access to several West Side blocks known for drug sales Police were instructed to check the ID of anyone who tried to enter four blocks, but several officers said they were hesitant to follow those orders out of concern they were not constitutional. – Sam Charles and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21202132/chicago-police-officers-ordered-restrict-access-west-side-blocks-drug-sales-gangs
— Democrats put corruption reform on ice: ‘More time will be necessary to complete our work’ The commission was required to release a report by Tuesday with recommendations on how to end entrenched corruption in Illinois, but as the COVID-19 crisis has temporarily shut down sessions of the General Assembly, it has also stymied the work of the commission. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21202193/democrats-corruption-reform-deadline-ethics-reform-lobbying-coronavirus
— A crying doctor, patients gasping for air and limited coronavirus tests: A look inside a triage tent in Chicago Michael Dolan describes his experience at Northwestern as “an entirely preventable human disaster” — but he doesn’t blame the hospital or its medical staff. – Nader Issa and Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202205/northwestern-hospital-coronavirus-triage-tent-michael-dolan
— Virus deaths in NYC top 1,000 as city prepares for worse More than 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded across New York state. – Francesca Gattuso 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202805/virus-deaths-in-nyc-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-the-coronavirus-covid-19
— Florida in cruise-ship standoff, New York collects its dead Across the country, Americans braced for what President Donald Trump warned could be a “hell of a bad two weeks,” with the White House projecting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. before the outbreak is over. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202798/florida-cruise-ship-new-york-death-toll-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-outbreak-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Oberweis vs. Underwood: Ideology, health care, immigration to lead in nationally watched congressional race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/oberweis-vs-underwood-ideology-health-care-immigration-to-lead-in-nationally-watched-congressional-race
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County planning to close field court in Downers Grove – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/dupage-county-planning-to-close-field-court-in-downers-grove

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Media members skip Trump briefings because of little news, much risk their health – Paul Farhi 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Media-members-skip-Trump-briefings-because-of-15170156.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Essential workers – Sandy Bressner
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/29/essential-workers/a63geeq/?utm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I went out in search of essential workers in DuPage and Cook counties. I found Dan Ruiz, manager of the Egg Harbor in Wheaton. Here’s what he had to say: “We’re just trying to adjust on the fly and figure out what we’re doing. Business is probably 10% of what it was before. We had to lay off about 40 people. We’re getting a lot of people [ordering curbside] and people have been very supportive. They support small business in this community very well I think.”)

WREX
— Stocks fall more than 3% at open on Wall Street, following declines in Asia, Europe, as Trump warns of ‘dark days’ ahead – AP
https://wrex.com/2020/04/01/stocks-fall-more-than-3-at-open-on-wall-street-following-declines-in-asia-europe-as-trump-warns-of-dark-days-ahead/

WGLT
— 8 Ways The $2 Trillion Relief Bill Will Impact Central Illinois – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/8-ways-2-trillion-relief-bill-will-impact-central-illinois#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— McConnell: Impeachment ‘diverted attention’ from coronavirus – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/mcconnell-impeachment-diverted-attention-from-coronavirus
— Facing skepticism, officials ‘reexamine’ guidance against wearing masks – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/amid-growing-criticism-officials-consider-revising-guidance-on-wearing-masks

CHICAGO BLOCK CLUB
— Coronavirus In Chicago: ‘A Race Against Time’ As Officials Prepare For Onslaught Of COVID-19 Cases “Right now in Chicago the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is doubling about every three to four days,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/31/coronavirus-in-chicago-its-a-race-against-time-as-officials-prepare-for-onslaught-of-covid-19-cases/

WIREPOINTS
— Coronavirus impact may push Illinois state pension debt to over $300 billion – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/coronavirus-impact-may-push-illinois-state-pension-debt-to-over-300-billion-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— What Are Gov. Pritzker’s Priorities? – David E. Smith (DIERSEN: What do your priorities include? My priorities continue to include putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 362,370 articles and information about many upcoming events.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/what-are-gov-pritzkers-priorities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the midst of the COVID-19 craziness, it is alarming to recognize there are many who are willing to use our current health crisis for their own gain and/or agenda. As these snollygosters and media types grandstand, I cannot help but think of Rahm Emanuel’s infamous quote, “never let a crisis go to waste.” Ironically, Emanuel first used that phrase in 2008 during the nation’s financial crash and then again last week in response to our nation’s coronavirus emergency. Is it a repackaging of one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, in which he writes “in the arena of action a threat or a crisis becomes almost a precondition to communication”? I’ll let you decide. The truth is, the board and staff here at IFI are deeply disturbed to hear the incessant petty partisan criticisms of the Trump Administration by political leaders and media pundits who only seem interested in stoking anxiety and exacerbating division among the American people. In that regard, Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker has made a name for himself as one of the nation’s chief nitpickers over the last several weeks. In his first fourteen months as CEO of the state of Illinois, Gov. Pritzker hasn’t pursued policy solutions that would have helped Illinois prepare for a pandemic. Gov. Pritzker hasn’t tried to bolster Illinois’ rainy-day fund, which is now vitally needed to purchase respirators and other medical equipment. In fact, Illinois remains disadvantaged because of the billions of dollars in unpaid bills dragging us down. Instead, like a petulant child, Pritzker awaits bailouts from the federal government. For the most part, Pritzker’s political priorities have concerned the “social issues.” Working with the “Progressive” Caucus in Springfield, he followed through on his pledge to “make Illinois the most progressive state in the nation” for killing babies through abortion. He helped pass the mandate to indoctrinate young children through teaching positively about “LGBT” history in government schools (K-12). He helped pass an expansion of gambling and increased both gasoline taxes and the cost of doing business with a hike in the minimum wage. Pritzker’s involvement in getting recreational marijuana passed in the state cannot be over-emphasized. This foolish policy will only exasperate our current national/international health predicament, as marijuana consumption has been proven to suppress the immune system, leaving users more vulnerable to sickness. He did a great disservice to Illinois’ families, the healthcare system and first responders. BTW, who do you suppose will be paying for these unintended consequences of legal pot? Regarding the “stay-at-home” order, which has now been extended through April 30th, why are abortuaries, liquor and pot stores considered “essential businesses”?)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHLAFLY & THORNER: LIBERALS IMPEDE COVID-19 TREATMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/schlafly-thorner-liberals-impede-covid-19-treatment.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ Urges Americans to stay home through April – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/donald-trump-stay-home-through-april-30/%2BWnS3AnW2fJLNiXdUcLAxPUTq378e2o%3D&bt_ts=1585733384317
— Coronavirus coverage: A media fright fest – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/inside-the-beltway-coronavirus-coverage-continues-/
— Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in history – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/virus-slump-expected-to-rival-big-recessions-in-hi/
— Henry Hyde would have been proud of pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski When politicians stand on principles – David Keene (DIERSEN: To win on November 3, 2020, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs will put ever-increasing pressure on Republican candidates a) to dump planks in the Republican Party platform including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving planks and b) to dump those like me who support the aforesaid planks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/henry-hyde-would-have-been-proud-of-pro-life-democ/
— U.S. military ‘readiness’ at risk as coronavirus rips through ranks – Ben Wolfgang and Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/us-military-readiness-risk-coronavirus-rips-throug/
— Democrats distracted as coronavirus crept into U.S., GOP says: ‘Every day was all about impeachment’ – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/democrats-distracted-impeachment-coronavirus-crept/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois’ prison system reports first COVID-19 death with ‘clusters’ in other places – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-prison-system-reports-first-covid-19-death-with-clusters-in-other-places
— Coronavirus revisionism: When the media pretends their narrative is ‘reality’ – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/coronavirus-revisionism-when-the-media-pretends-their-narrative-is-reality
— Chinese propaganda is now citing US journalists’ and Democrats’ coronavirus rhetoric – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/chinese-propaganda-is-now-citing-us-journalists-democrats-coronavirus-rhetoric
— Majority of public favors temporary ban on immigration from Mexico during coronavirus pandemic: Poll – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/majority-of-public-favors-temporary-ban-on-immigration-from-mexico-during-coronavirus-pandemic-poll

FOX NEWS
— Trump seeks another $2 trillion – Chris Stirewalt
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-seeks-another-2-trillion
— Brit Hume slams ‘preposterous’ comparison of Trump coronavirus briefings to campaign rallies – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/brit-hume-trump-coronavirus-task-force-briefings
— Coronavirus’ frightening profile: Who is more likely to die from COVID-19? – Hollie McKay
https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavirus-who-is-more-likely-to-die
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “If you are immunocompromised, such as receiving cancer treatment or recently treated or even perhaps cancer survivor, you are at greater risk for catching the virus and doing poorly,” Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer, WebMD, told Fox News. “Patients with diabetes and heart disease do worse when they get infected. In addition, if you have lung problems such as severe asthma, you are also at greater risk.” “Too much alcohol can also contribute to difficulties in fighting infection,” Whyte said. “Diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver problems, respiratory diseases, and even severe obesity can make it much harder to recover if you contract the virus.”)
— What are the demographics of coronavirus deaths in America? Dr. Deborah Birx says the U.S.’s mortality demographics are identical to Italy’s with regard to older people with preexisting conditions contracting coronavirus.
https://news.yahoo.com/demographics-coronavirus-deaths-america-222844725.html

BREITBART
— Poll Shows Trump More Trusted than Joe Biden to Handle Economy, Coronavirus – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/31/nolte-poll-shows-trump-more-trusted-than-joe-biden-to-handle-economy-coronavirus/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump administration is ‘race-baiting’ by using ‘Wuhan Virus’ term.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/31/susan-rice-trump-admin-is-race-baiting-by-using-wuhan-virus-term/

DAILY SIGNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism.
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/31/how-crises-shine-a-light-on-the-forgotten-american/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Takes Charge on Coronavirus — Fends Off Congress, Media – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/maddow-msnbc-pelosi-birx/2020/03/31/id/960663/

FEDERALIST
— New York Times Ignores The Evidence To Slander Christians As Coronavirus Deniers Katherine Stewart couldn’t be bothered to find out, as a good journalist would, what the Cornwall Alliance or plenty of other conservative, evangelical Christians think about the coronavirus. Slander sufficed. – E. Calvin Beisner
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/01/new-york-times-ignores-the-evidence-to-slander-christians-as-coronavirus-deniers/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— No, Martial Law Is Not Coming to America – CRAIG BRUCE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-response-no-martial-law-america/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Be Realistic About Your Abilities – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: Of course, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress your weaknesses and downplay your strengths. I should write a book about those who stress my weaknesses. 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. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
http://devotions1.lccharities.org/2020/04/01/be-realistic-about-your-abilities/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Should Trump Be Wary of the Advice He’s Getting? (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I was extremely reluctant to seek/take advice from my Democrat superiors because they were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who shared my demographics. None of my Democrat superiors ever advised me to earn job-related college degrees, job-related professional certifications, or job-related professional licenses.)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/31/should-trump-be-wary-of-the-advice-hes-getting/

THE HILL
— The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490501-the-memo-political-world-grapples-with-long-coronavirus-shutdown

POLITICO
— Biden: Difficult to imagine having Democratic convention as scheduled Democrats are supposed to meet in Milwaukee in mid-July. – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/biden-dnc-coronavirus-158731
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Breakdown Old traits — bluster, defiance, implacable self-promotion — that once worked well now threaten to sink a presidency.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/01/trump-breakdown-threaten-sink-presidency-158321


REUTERS
— With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Chris Kahn (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Trump-haters want the next Democrat U.S. President to do? ANSWER: Use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/with-2020-race-all-but-halted-over-coronavirus-biden-quietly-widens-lead-over-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN21I3K6

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats us coronavirus to defeat Trump and to defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-politics-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/politics/coronavirus-us-benefits.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Edmunds: Keep your car clean to reduce coronavirus risk – Ryan Zummallen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/edmunds-keep-your-car-clean-to-reduce-coronavirus-risk/2020/04/01/da173c04-73ff-11ea-ad9b-254ec99993bc_story.html

USA TODAY
— Trump says impeachment ‘probably’ distracted him from fighting coronavirus – David Jackson (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/31/coronavirus-trump-says-impeachment-distracted-him-coronavirus/5100694002/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Warns of Pain Ahead While ‘Shocking’ Reality Sets In – Justin Sink and Mario Parker
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-a-painful-two-weeks
— Biden Doubts Convention Will Happen as Planned – Tyler Pager (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/biden-doubts-convention-will-happen-as-planned-campaign-update
— Stimulus May Come Too Late for U.S. Businesses Already Stretched – Mike Dorning and Anita Sharpe
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/stimulus-may-come-too-late-for-businesses-already-stretched
— Putin Sends Military Plane With Coronavirus Aid to Help U.S. – Jake Rudnitsky
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/putin-sends-military-plane-with-coronavirus-aid-to-help-u-s
— Deaths Increase in Spain; Italy to Extend Lockdown
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-sees-painful-two-weeks-n-y-tops-hubei-virus-update

NEWSWEEK
— CDC DIRECTOR SAYS THERE MAY BE ANOTHER CORONAVIRUS WAVE IN LATE FALL AND A ‘SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF AMERICANS’ WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE – KASHMIRA GANDER
https://www.newsweek.com/cdc-director-coronavirus-wave-late-fall-substantial-portion-americans-will-susceptible-1495401
— BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL BOARD SAYS DONALD TRUMP HAS ‘BLOOD ON HIS HANDS’ FOR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN THE U.S. – JASON LEMON (DIERSEN: This promotes hatred not only against Trump, but against all Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/boston-globe-editorial-board-says-donald-trump-has-blood-his-hands-coronavirus-pandemic-us-1495476

VINEYARD GAZETTE
— A Reliable Source of News Is Essential, Now More Than Ever – Nelson Sigelman (DIERSEN: You can count on me a) to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out and b) to post a copy of it at www.gopillinois.com each and every morning and each and every evening notwithstanding the tremendous efforts by my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) to stop me from sending the emails out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2020/03/30/reliable-source-news-essential-now-more-ever

FXXV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales surge as industry changes to keep workers, customers safe amid pandemic – Kai Beech
https://www.kxxv.com/news/national/coronavirus/marijuana-sales-surge-as-industry-changes-to-keep-workers-customers-safe-amid-pandemic

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
— Automakers poised to signal U.S. sales collapse ahead – KEITH NAUGHTON
https://www.autonews.com/sales/automakers-poised-signal-us-sales-collapse-ahead

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
— Can stress make you ill? (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus not only on increasing my stress, but on increasing stress of all those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/can-stress-make-you-sick

STAT
— The coronavirus is washing over the U.S. These factors will determine how bad it gets in each community – ANDREW JOSEPH
https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/01/coronavirus-how-bad-it-gets-different-communities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Experts told STAT that a host of factors are at play: demographics like the age and health of the population; proximity and connections to other regions; and how densely people live, whether in crowded apartment buildings or more secluded family homes. There are also factors that can be addressed through action, like local response efforts and physical distancing requirements.)

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Life (and your career) after coronavirus – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who talk and/or act like they would never stoop to become a federal employee. I would focus on those who a) lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, b) cannot pass an employment examination, c) cannot pass a background investigation, and/or d) cannot pass a physical examination.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2020/03/life-and-your-career-after-coronavirus/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The idea of an out-of-the-blue pandemic shutting down America and the rest of the world would be an April Fools Day prank of the worst kind. Unfortunately, this is not a drill. Unlike past major events, 9/11, the Great Recession, which hit all of us but in many different ways, we are all pretty much in the same boat here. It may be better to be young in Idaho than to be 75 in Brooklyn. But maybe not all that much better. Hopefully you’ve got food. Toilet paper. You are taking every precaution. Now you wait. We all do. Federal employees, unlike many other working Americans, will have an annuity, a pension, if they work long enough.)

MY FEDERAL RETIREMENT
— How Will the COVID-19 Virus Crisis Impact Federal Employees’ Retirement Plans? – Edward A. Zurndorfer
https://www.myfederalretirement.com/covid-19-federal-retirement/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Court Deals Major Blow to Trump’s Signature Civil Service Reform Law Ruling will put “structure” and “safeguards” in place for employee discipline law, attorney says. – ERIC KATZ (DIERSEN: What adverse actions have been taken against you? My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/court-deals-major-blow-trumps-signature-civil-service-reform-law/164250/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The law requires MSPB “to review whether the secretary had substantial evidence for his decision that an employee’s actions warranted the adverse action,” the appeals court wrote. “The board cannot meaningfully review that decision if it blinds itself to the VA’s choice of action.” It went on to say reviewing the punishment ensures the department cannot issue “absurd, unconstitutional” penalties. The court said its interpretation of the law would avoid a situation in which “an employee with an otherwise sterling record could be removed over a trivial incident.”)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, more and more and more federal money is used to promote LGBTQ activity. 
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LGBTQ-Chicagoans-weigh-in-on-2020-Census/68272.html

March 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Pritzker extends IL stay-at-home-order to April 30 as COVID-19 cases spike to nearly 6K – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pritzker-extends-illinois-stay-at-home-order-to-april-30/6064963/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Downtown hotel rooms set aside for first responders, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/downtown-hotel-rooms-set-aside-for-first-responders-mayor-lightfoot-says/6065678/

NBC5
— Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order Extended Through April, Pritzker Announces The statewide stay-at-home order was initially issued from March 21 to April 7
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-stay-at-home-order-expected-to-be-extended-sources/2247274/
— Read Pritzker’s Full Statement Announcing Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extension Pritzker also detailed what the extension means for Illinois schools and students.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/read-pritzkers-full-statement-announcing-illinois-stay-at-home-order-extension/2247976/
— Coronavirus Cases Spike to Nearly 6K, with 99 Deaths as Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Extended Illinois stay-at-home order is now in effect until April 30
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-spike-to-nearly-6000-with-99-fatalities-as-stay-at-home-order-extended/2247921/

CBS2
— Gov. JB Pritzker Extends ‘Stay At Home’ Order And COVID-19 School Closings Through The End Of April – Dana Kozlov and Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/31/governor-jb-pritzker-to-extend-stay-at-home-order-coronavirus-covid-19/
— Coronavirus By The Numbers: Among The States With The Most COVID-19 cases, Illinois Trails Other States In Tests Per Capita – Christopher Hacker
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/coronavirus-by-the-numbers-among-the-states-with-the-most-covid-19-cases-illinois-trails-other-states-in-tests-per-capita/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 5,994 COVID-19 cases in Illinois as death toll reaches 99
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/5994-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-as-death-toll-reaches-99

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— County finances to suffer one-two punch as coronavirus patients ‘swamp the health care system’ “This is a two-fold impact on our health care system,” Preckwinkle said. “One is the effect that we can’t do elective surgeries, and the other is that we’re going to have considerably more patients in our hospitals who are uninsured and require intensive services.” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21201863/cook-county-finances-health-systems-preckwinkle-coronavirus-patients-covid-19
— Hotel Essex will offer free rooms, parking, meals to exhausted first-responders Jim Tracy, president of the firefighters union, called the rooms a “huge relief” to members caring for young children or elderly parents or grandparents. Police union president Kevin Graham, while grateful, said more rooms are needed. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/31/21201601/coronavirus-first-responders-hotel-essex-rooms
— White House looking into broader use of masks Dr. Anthony Fauci said the task force first wants to make sure that such a move wouldn’t take away from the supply of masks available to health care workers. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/31/21201670/white-house-broader-use-of-masks-medical-supplies-healthcare-workers-anthony-fauci
— Our children will need much more than remote learning to get back on track in school Summer school, longer school days and a longer year should all be on the table. We also need a plan to close the digital divide. – Robin Steans
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21201599/our-children-will-need-much-more-than-remote-learning-to-get-back-on-track-in-school
— I’m a parent and a teacher. Remote learning should worry us all Even with a masters’ degree in education and 16 years in the field, I know I am only half as adequate as my children’s actual teachers. – Gina Caneva 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21201888/im-a-parent-and-a-teacher-remote-learning-should-worry-us-all-gina-caneva-opinions
— Ignore the mixed messages and wear that mask We are learning that masks can provide a measure of protection from the coronavirus if used properly. And the CDC may soon reverse itself and encourage people to wear face coverings during the pandemic. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21200144/coronavirus-covid-19-masks-wear-cdc-pritzker-trump-public-health-virus-face-cough-sneeze

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Think the stay-home restrictions are tough now? They could get tougher – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-stay-home-chicago-germany-20200331-7yl3zembi5aqrbe7sht3llacka-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Would removing Trump’s live coronavirus briefings make him worse?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-coronavirus-briefings-alcindor-page-20200331-eyhmxvyhtne6xara44dypmeoha-story.html
— Suburban Chicago newspaper chain, 22nd Century Media, folds amid coronavirus ad drought – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-newspaper-publisher-folds-20200331-dofsnsua2bfb5cthcxpmfrucge-story.html
— Joe Biden faces a huge cash gap with Trump and must close it virtually – SHANE GOLDMACHER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-joe-biden-donald-trump-election-20200331-sokwpybprvddvjznufcbkluhta-story.html
— Another person stricken with coronavirus at Willowbrook nursing home has died. DuPage County death toll is at 10. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-death-willowbrook-nursing-home-20200331-bn4rz5aajndsxhdtk37yyagta4-story.html
— Northwestern, University of Illinois hospitals taking part in global trial of the drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-treatment-study-chicago-hospitals-20200331-hcwnipydhvhwfcp2sfzamcl5x4-story.html
— Delayed weed dispensary openings, curbside pot pickup: Coronavirus is forcing the state’s marijuana industry to adapt – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: Pot is a vice. Its use should not be promoted.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-marijuana-dispensaries-20200331-hfonjug44jawtjvgpzcoqk6ism-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora mayor fighting COVID-19: ‘I will beat this’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/aurora-mayor-fighting-covid-19-i-will-beat-this
— Where to find county-by-county and maybe even suburb-by-suburb COVID-19 data
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/where-to-find-county-by-county-and-maybe-even-suburb-by-suburb-covid-19-data
— Cook County court cases postponed, videoconferencing expanded – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/cook-county-court-cases-postponed-videoconferencing-expanded
— 937 new cases of COVID-19, 26 more deaths. Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April 30 – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200331/news/200339822

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through April The governor takes another step to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-extends-stay-home-order-through-april

WGN RADIO
— Rubio specifies journalists for ‘glee’ in virus deaths – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/entertainment-news/rubio-specifies-journalists-for-glee-in-virus-deaths/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Hanley edges Gill in Winnebago County State’s Attorney GOP primary – Ken DeCoster
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200331/hanley-edges-gill-in-winnebago-county-states-attorney-gop-primary

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 10th COVID-19-related death; 27 new cases
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/31/dupage-county-reports-10th-covid-19-related-death-27-news-cases/aj6r9bq/

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Campaigning in the age of the coronavirus – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/campaigning-in-the-age-of-the-coronavirus

WILLIAM KELLY
— Il Gov’s Coronavirus Response Prompts Online Petition to “Quarantine Pritzker’
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/quarantine-pritzker

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— DuPage & Lake County Health Departments Provide Covid-19 Geographic Data, McHenry County Won’t
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/dupage-county-health-department-provides-covid-19-geographic-data/ 
— 2021 Tax Bills Can Be 2.3% Higher Under the Real Estate Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/2021-tax-bills-can-be-2-3-higher-under-the-real-estate-tax-cap/ 
— Skillicorn Gloats about Defeat of Statewide Plastic Bag Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/31/skillicorn-gloats-about-defeat-of-statewide-plastic-bag-bill/

CAPITOL FAX
— Ethics/lobbying commission misses deadline
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/ethicslobbying-commission-misses-deadline/
— Stay at home order extended
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/stay-at-home-order-extended/
— 937 new cases, 26 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/937-new-cases-26-new-deaths/
— Pritzker talks ICU and ventilator availability – Extends stay at home order to April 30 – Thumbs down on piecemeal approach – Talks prisons – Warns hospitals must accept prisoners – Speaks to students – Lightfoot: “I fully support” governor’s actions – IL survey: 48 percent have recovered – AFL-CIO wants OHSA action – Asked about when it will end – Nurses claim disposal thermometer shortage – No power to allow rent control – Supports more mail-in ballots, but needs GA to reconvene – Says businesses want to work out differences with workers – Not enough unemployment money, but feds are providing $ – Wants nursing and medical students licensed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/31/pritzker-talks-icu-and-ventilator-availability/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Sailors do not need to die’: Captain begs for help as coronavirus cripples USS Roosevelt – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/captain-begs-help-coronavirus-grips-uss-roosevelt-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Fauci: Guidance for everyone to wear masks under ‘very serious consideration’ – Caitlin Yilek 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fauci-guidance-for-everyone-to-wear-masks-under-very-serious-consideration

GOPUSA
— Why Do Elected Officials Dismiss Positive Information About Coronavirus Pandemic?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86808
— The NY Times Blames Evangelicals For The Spread Of Covid-19
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86847
— Bill De Blasio: NYC Churches Caught Holding Services During Coronavirus May Be ‘Permanently’ Closed
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86873
— House Judiciary Panel Pressures William Barr To Release Federal Inmates Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86889

DAILY CALLER
— Pelosi Considering Coronavirus Stimulus Package That Would Offer Tax Rebates For Wealthy – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/31/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-covid-19-stimulus-tax-rebates-wealthy-salt-cap/

FEDERALIST
— Media And Government Officials Told Americans Not To Wear Masks. They Were Wrong Our officials’ lies have now damaged both the public’s trust in any future top-down guidance, and backfired on their efforts to ‘flatten the curve.’ – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/31/media-and-government-officials-told-americans-not-to-wear-masks-they-were-wrong/

HOT AIR
— Pelosi Floats New Stimulus Plan: Rolling Back SALT Cap
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/pelosi-floats-new-stimulus-plan-rolling-back-salt-cap/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Will the Second Amendment Survive Coronavirus? – STEPHEN P. HALBROOK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-second-amendment-protect-constitution-during-crisis/

THE HILL
— Trump tells Americans to brace for ‘very, very painful two weeks’ – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490492-trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-very-very-painful-two-weeks
— U.S. surpasses China in official coronavirus deaths – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490359-us-surpasses-china-in-official-coronavirus-deaths
— Coronavirus recession will hit low-wage workers hardest – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490429-coronavirus-recession-will-hit-low-wage-workers-hardest

CNN
— CNN anchor Chris Cuomo diagnosed with coronavirus; he will continue working from home – Brian Stelter
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/media/chris-cuomo-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Wall Street Had Its Worst Month Since 2008 The S&P 500 fell 12.5 percent in March.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/business/coronavirus-stock-market-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As national parks remain open during a pandemic, seven workers are now infected – Darryl Fears, Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/03/31/national-parks-coronavirus/
— Dow caps worst-ever first quarter with a more than 400-point slide – Jacob Bogage
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/31/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/
— White House task force projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— Who are the conservative journalists? – Anthony Nadler, A.J. Bauer, and Magda Konieczna (DIERSEN: Ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am not a journalist because I am conservative. Further, they stress that I am not paid for what I do as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, that I do not have a degree in journalism, and that neither GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails nor www.gopillinois.com contain advertising or pictures. Further, they stress the many ways in which the following treat me like I am not a journalist: past and present a) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. The aforesaid treat me like I am not a journalist a) because they cannot manipulate me or dominate me, b) because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, c) because they are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican, and/or d) because they want to curry favor with the Illinois Democrat Party, DuPage County Democrat Party, Milton Township Democrat Party, Capitol Fax, Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, those who I have sued, etc.)
https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/conservative-news-work-ethnography.php

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_overwhelmingly_endorse_coronavirus_aid_package_expect_more_to_come

March 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus: McCormick Place, two shuttered hospitals to be used as overflow medical facilities as COVID-19 cases surge over 5K with 73 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-surge-over-5k-as-state-works-to-open-overflow-medical-facilities/6062180/
— Pres. Trump defends extending coronavirus distancing guidelines as spread continues in the US – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-defends-extending-coronavirus-guidelines-as-spread-continues/6062870/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Top 5,000 With 73 Fatalities With the newly confirmed cases, more than 50 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-climb-to-5056-with-72-fatalities/2247267/
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-in Ballots Democrats’ hopes for using the crisis to expand voting by mail face firm Republican opposition, as well as significant logistical challenges – Nicholas Riccardi and Rachel La Corte
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-and-elections-outbreak-revives-debate-on-mail-in-voting-ballots/2247283/

CBS2
— CPS To Distribute 100,000 Computers For E-Learning To Start April 13
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/30/cps-to-distribute-100000-computers-for-e-learning-to-start-april-13/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 8 more die in Illinois from COVID-19, cases tally rises to 5,057
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/8-more-die-in-illinois-from-covid-19-cases-tally-rises-to-5057
— 29 more CPD members test positive for COVID-19
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/29-more-cpd-members-test-positive-for-covid-19
— Tampa megachurch pastor arrested after leading packed services despite ‘safer-at-home’ orders
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tampa-megachurch-pastor-arrested-after-leading-packed-services-despite-safer-at-home-orders

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The media shouldn’t muzzle Trump — no matter his lies and ineptitude.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-trump-media-20200330-obwosgfgt5dwhbgwsy66mdwxiy-story.html
— Public sector pensions can bring reduced Social Security benefits – Elliot Raphaelson (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.) 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200330/281887300408003
— Waukegan social-distancing itself from marijuana revenues – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-waukegan-marijuana-st-0331-20200330-mcsenvtjynfrhenrdkiofdlejy-story.html
— More than 800 Chicago Police Department employees out sick Monday – Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-coronavirus-chicago-police-sick-leave-20200330-54gwglfkr5hbnea75bnrxij37i-story.html
— Rations of high-demand goods, shoppers in masks and reminders to keep your distance. This is the brave new world of pandemic shopping. – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-shopping-experience-20200330-us3qxccvwvfb3gv3lszjdj6s7m-story.html
— Who gets care for COVID-19 when the hospitals fill up? Gut-wrenching decisions will have to be made. – NEIL S. WENGER AND MARTIN F. SHAPIRO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-hospital-care-decisions-20200330-ci5h3kebfrdj7jlesnbqbgzpdq-story.html
— 7 residents at Carol Stream nursing facility test positive for coronavirus – Phil Thompson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-coronavirus-carol-stream-nursing-home-20200330-oht54xraq5acrbdrrjaa2btc3u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus test sites added in Illinois, but Pritzker says limited capacity still ‘an enormous problem’
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199400/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Trump: Feds to pay 100% for Illinois National Guard COVID-19 deployment The Illinois National Guard was deployed earlier this month by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to help in the COVID-19 crisis. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199807/trump-federal-government-will-pay-illinois-national-guard-deployment-covid-19-coronvirus
— CPS students unlikely to return to schools this year, alderman says after mayoral briefing “We have no expectation of them going back,” Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) told the Sun-Times after a conference call with Lori Lightfoot. “I don’t know why they’d have to go back if they’re all learning at home.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199830/coronavirus-remote-learning-chicago-public-schools-cps-classes
— It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead, they can help the public identify what’s true or false Some television networks have started cutting away from Trump’s daily briefings, saying the events are no more than campaign rallies, and that he is spreading falsehoods that endanger the public. – David Cuillier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199895/coronavirus-media-cnn-media-journalists-david-cuillier-conversation

DAILY HERALD
— Most suburban GOP lawmakers endorse Pritzker’s COVID-19 stay-at-home rule – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/most-suburban-gop-lawmakers-endorse-pritzkers-covid-19-stay-at-home-rule
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois GOP House Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady supported Pritzker’s executive order issued March 20 that aims to nip the spread of the respiratory infection. Republican and DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin has appeared with Pritzker at several briefings and said “preserving people’s health and safety has to be the No. 1 consideration in an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. “I intend to let the public health recommendations and data drive decision-making, so we make the most informed decisions possible in this unprecedented situation,” Cronin said. Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills, however, said last week that Pritzker’s order is “too broad” and the state should align with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I am 100% totally supportive of what the health care professionals say at the federal level,” McSweeney said. “I believe the best information is at the CDC. No one in Washington has ordered a shutdown of the state of Illinois.”)
— Fair maps advocates hopeful with deadline looming for redistricting referendum – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/fair-maps-advocates-hopeful-with-deadline-looming-for-redistricting-referendum
— DuPage introduces COVID-19 case map (SEE: https://covid19-dupage.hub.arcgis.com/ )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/dupage-introduces-covid-19-case-map
— Illinois inmate dies from COVI-19; dozens more sickened – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200330/news/303309933
— State announces 8 new deaths, 461 new coronavirus cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/state-announces-8-new-deaths-461-new-coronavirus-cases

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Ideas weighed to slowly relaunch Illinois economy – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ideas-weighed-to-slowly-relaunch-Illinois-economy-15166306.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— House of Representatives will not return to DC until at least April 20 – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/coronavirusnowtakingtollonworkinwashington

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— New DuPage County COVID-19 Case Map
https://www.nctv17.com/news/new-dupage-county-covid-19-case-map/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— New York Times Projects 33,000 McHenry County Coronavirus Infections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/30/new-york-times-projects-33000-mchenry-county-coronavirus-infections/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: IS THE CORONAVIRUS ERODING OUR FREEDOM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorner-is-the-coronavirus-eroding-our-freedom.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says 500 hospital beds this week at McCormick Place – Feds sent surgical masks instead of N95 masks – Ezike explains state prison strategy – Why no “recovered” data? Abbott can only produce 50K rapid tests per day- Drop in new cases today does not indicate anything – Not focused on costs except for gouging
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/pritzker-says-500-hospital-beds-this-week-at-mccormick-place/
— 461 new cases, 8 new deaths – 12 Stateville prisoners hospitalized
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/461-new-cases-7-new-deaths/

— How will county parties hold legally mandated conventions on April 15th?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/how-will-county-parties-hold-legally-mandated-conventions-on-april-15th/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The ILGOP’s general counsel sent a memo to county chairs days ago. Excerpt… Other than the requirement that conventions be held on a particular date, the Election Code only directs that a county convention elect a county chairman, select delegates to the state convention and shall be held “within the county.” There is no statutory requirement that a convention must be conducted in any particular manner. In other words, for county organizations without bylaws that might direct otherwise, a convention could possibly be conducted by a conference call (so long as all participants are within the county), or by use of absentee ballots or other methods to elect a chairman and to conduct business. As for the requirement that state convention delegates are chosen at the county convention, that task may be delegated (as has traditionally been the case) to county chairmen if necessary. Of course, all notice requirements must be adhered to, as always. For counties with bylaws that dictate how their conventions are to be run, those bylaws will control, and county organizations should abide by them. I asked the same follow-up question to the ILGOP’s Joe Hackler about counties with in-person meeting requirements. His response… There may be a few that explicitly require personal presence for participation. However, each of these counties conventions would conceivably have a rules committee that could possibly help offer some relief.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats fault Trump for spike in Asian harassment in light of coronavirus – Gabriella Muñoz (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/hakeem-jeffries-faults-trump-spike-asian-harassmen/
— Democrats call for racial data in coronavirus testing – AP (DIERSEN: What about citizenship, age, gender, sexual orientation, BMI, illnesses, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income, net worth, veteran status, years ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/democrats-call-racial-data-coronavirus-testing/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump Has Risen to the Occasion, Dems Sink to New Lows
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/30/trump-soars-to-new-heights-dems-sink-to-new-lows/

BREITBART
— Repeated Warnings from Feds About Lack of Ventilators Fell on Deaf Ears Under Bush, Obama – EDWIN MORA
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/repeated-warnings-from-feds-about-lack-of-ventilators-fell-on-deaf-ears-under-bush-obama/
— Biden Dismisses Numerous Reports of Mask Theft to Accuse Trump of ‘Conspiracy Mongering’ – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/biden-dismisses-numerous-reports-mask-theft-accuse-trump-conspiracy-mongering/

CNS NEWS
— New York Times Now Blaming Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/bill-donohue/nyt-now-blaming-christians-coronavirus

DAILY CALLER
— U.S. Rivals Are Exploiting Coronavirus As A Weapon In Propaganda War – J. D. GORDON
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/gordon-u-s-rivals-are-exploiting-coronavirus-as-a-weapon-in-propaganda-war/

DAILY SIGNAL
— De Blasio, NYC Officials Downplayed COVID-19 Threat After Trump Restricted Travel to China. Here Are 5 Examples. – Chris White
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/de-blasio-nyc-officials-downplayed-covid-19-threat-after-trump-restricted-travel-to-china-here-are-5-examples/

TOWNHALL
— German State Finance Minister Commits Suicide After Expressing Concern About Economic Effects of Wuhan Coronavirus – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/03/30/german-state-financial-minister-suicide-n2565957

HOT AIR
— Woke Stupidity Is Spreading As Fast As The Coronavirus Pandemic
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/woke-stupidity-spreading-fast-coronavirus-pandemic/

PJ MEDIA
— Let’s Remember the REAL Victims of the Coronavirus: Mildly Inconvenienced Journalists – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/lets-remember-the-real-victims-of-the-coronavirus-mildly-inconvenienced-journalists/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blast Trump’s efforts “to sell public on his coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490269-trump-seeks-to-sell-public-on-his-coronavirus-response

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-In Ballots – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-mail-voting.html
— White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight Officials have teamed up with medical supply companies to speed the arrival of masks, gloves, gowns and other goods. – Ana Swanson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/economy/coronavirus-china-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Hurting His Own Re-election Chances.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/trump-coronavirus-election.html
— Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die. The coronavirus is likely to hasten the end of advertising-driven media, our columnist writes. And government should not rescue it. – Ben Smith (DIERSEN: What percent of advertisers are fronts for the Democrat Party?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-journalists-newspapers.html
— How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus? Amid calls for more transparency, a debate is raging among public health experts over how much data on the spread of the virus should be released. – Thomas Fuller
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-data-privacy.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump: Coronavirus rescue bill was almost nixed due to Democrats’ ‘junk’ – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/trump-coronavirus-rescue-bill-was-almost-nixed-due-to-democrats-junk/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-making-america-sick-again-20200330-sa3h7x6pzzey3becd7ev5xndju-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump beats a retreat on opening the country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-guidelines-easter-elmhurst/2020/03/29/c15c21f2-7215-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— The Great American Migration of 2020: On the move to escape the coronavirus – Marc Fisher, Paul Schwartzman and Ben Weissenbach (DIERSEN: If everyone around you came down with coronavirus, where would you escape to?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-great-american-migration/2020/03/28/b59d4d44-6f6f-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s narcissism has never been more dangerous.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/trumps-narcissism-has-never-been-more-dangerous/
— Trump berates ‘PBS NewsHour’ reporter for ‘threatening’ question, hits ‘nice’ question out of park – Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-yamiche-alcindor-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Coronavirus, We Will Have to Reckon With the Debt The post-financial-crisis playbook may not be the right one this time – James Mackintosh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-coronavirus-we-will-have-to-reckon-with-the-debt-11585494002
— The Lies We Tell at Work – Tessa West (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844, my Democrat superiors in the federal government would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service, currently $170,800/year, long before I was 40 years old if I had successfully lied that I was a yes-man, Democrat, Swedish-American, non-Protestant, and/or 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lies-we-tell-at-workand-the-damage-they-do-11585319160
— How I Wrote Five Novels While Commuting – Ken Wells (DIERSEN: While I commuted 1978-1980, I studied to pass graduate accounting courses at DePaul and to pass the CPA examination. While I commuted 1980-1981, I studied to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination. While I commuted 1992-1997, I studied to pass graduate finance courses at IIT.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-i-wrote-five-novels-while-commuting-11585234285

FORBES
— Does The Second Amendment Protect Gun Stores From Being Closed During The COVID-19 Crisis? – Evan Gerstmann
https://www.forbes.com/sites/evangerstmann/2020/03/30/does-the-second-amendment-protect-gun-stores-from-being-closed-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#522549451863

NEWSWEEK
— THE CORONAVIRUS WILL CHANGE HOW WE WORK FOREVER – KERRI ANNE RENZULLI
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-will-change-how-we-work-forever-1494854

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— Reporter denied access to Florida governor’s briefing on COVID-19 (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how politicians, their operatives, and their dupes have treated me. I would focus on those who denied me access to their press conferences and who threw me out of their press conferences. I would focus on those who made it clear that they a) did not want me to know about their press conferences, b) did not want me to attend their press conferences, c) did not want me to ask questions at their press conferences, d) did not want me to speak with other reporters at their press conferences, and e) did not want me to report on their press conferences. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://cpj.org/2020/03/reporter-denied-access-to-florida-governors-briefi.php

WKRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans misused or abused drugs in 2018 – Ronnie Das
https://www.wkrg.com/news/nearly-1-in-5-americans-misused-or-abused-drugs-in-2018/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Workers, Union Sue for Hazard Pay A federal class action lawsuit argues that agencies should be required to provide hazardous duty pay to federal employees who have been exposed to the coronavirus. – ERICH WAGNER
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/03/federal-workers-afge-sue-hazard-pay/164209/
— Government Prepares to Send Stimulus Checks, IRS Begins Mandatory Telework for Nearly All Employees – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/coronavirus-roundup-government-prepares-send-stimulus-checks-irs-begins-mandatory-telework-nearly-all-employees/164203/

DIGITAL JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Op-Ed: Social distancing and the political divide in the U.S.”
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-social-distancing-and-the-political-divide-in-the-usa/article/569526

ADVOCATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/3/30/anti-lgbtq-hate-groups-continue-rise

VANITY FAIR
— CORONAVIRUS WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER The pandemic has upended traditional campaigning and may play a major role in voters’ decisions. The question for those running in 2020, says one Congressman, will be “how did you perform in the great crisis?” – ERIC LUTZ (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.) 
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-will-be-on-the-ballot-in-november

SALON
— Governor says Illinois will take over coronavirus testing after White House’s “profound failing” “The White House has promised millions of tests for weeks now, and they’re just not here,” J.B. Pritzker says – IGOR DERYSH
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/30/governor-says-illinois-will-take-over-coronavirus-testing-after-white-houses-profound-failing/

March 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus IL: 89 detainees at Cook County Jail have contracted COVID-19, sheriff’s office says
https://abc7chicago.com/89-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-contracted-covid-19/6059195/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Grocery Stores To Step Up Social Distancing Efforts – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/28/coronavirus-in-illinois-grocery-stores-to-step-up-social-distancing-efforts/

WGN TV
— New York may be weeks from a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/new-york-may-be-weeks-from-a-peak-in-coronavirus-cases-now-other-states-are-preparing-for-surges/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sheriff announces 51 new coronavirus cases at Cook County Jail, raising total to 89 In addition to the detainees, 12 sheriff’s office employees have also tested positive for the coronavirus. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/28/21198407/cook-county-jail-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-inmates-89
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/29/21198561/illinois-marijuana-legal-weed-craft-grower-transporter-infuser-license-deadline-extended-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Millions of Americans will be infected by coronavirus and death toll could top 100,000, warns Dr. Anthony Fauci – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200329-ezdk6zuf3zbibjbdvyslexamne-story.html
— United States now leads the world in total COVID-19 infections. Detroit, Chicago, New York and New Orleans are hotspots. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200328-wya76m4fsnatxbir5jnvs36akq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Can we trust a ‘Fair Tax’ if there are no Fair Maps? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200329/editorial-can-we-trust-a-fair-tax-if-there-are-no-fair-maps
— Illinois students to begin remote learning Tuesday – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/illinois-students-to-begin-remote-learning-tuesday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Duckworth calls $2.2 trillion bill a ‘down payment,’ Trump ‘incompetent’ – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200328/bernard-schoenburg-duckworth-calls-22-trillion-bill-down-payment-trump-incompetent

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois grocery stores asked to enforce social distancing to fight coronavirus – Teri Maddox 
https://herald-review.com/business/illinois-grocery-stores-asked-to-enforce-social-distancing-to-fight/article_12f9804c-9de9-554f-844c-2241c146534f.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Florida to set up more checkpoints to quarantine travelers – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Florida-to-set-up-more-checkpoints-to-quarantine-15164064.php
— County fairs hurt financially by coronavirus shutdowns Officials hopeful shows will go on in summer at fairgrounds – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-fairs-hurt-financially-by-coronavirus-15164420.php
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks federal government to expand, expedite Medicaid coverage Care Comes First’ action plan for uninsured, insured Illinois residents
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-Gov-J-B-Pritzker-asks-federal-15164403.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/hawks-no-more-fiscal-conservatives-embrace-rescue-package

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Reports 204 Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths These are DuPage County’s coronavirus numbers as of Saturday. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-reports-204-coronavirus-cases-6-deaths

WASHINGTON TIMES
— One-third of U.S. counties yet to report single coronavirus case – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/coronavirus-no-confirmed-cases-one-third-us-counti/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘History of solving problems’: Limbaugh praises Trump, questions health experts for response to coronavirus – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/history-of-solving-problems-limbaugh-praises-trump-questions-health-experts-for-response-to-coronavirus

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Kinzinger: Trump should activate more troops in National Guard
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-kinzinger-trump-activate-more-125500067.html
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis
— Dr. Deborah Birx issues coronavirus warning: ‘We don’t think any city will be spared’ – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-deborah-birx-issues-coronavirus-warning-we-dont-think-any-city-will-be-spared

DAILY CALLER
— Rep. Thomas Massie Speaks Out: ‘They Don’t Want To Hear The Truth’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/28/thomas-massie-coronavirus-relief-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Michigan Governor Claims Feds Won’t Deliver Coronavirus Supplies To State, Refuses To Provide Proof – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michigan-governor-claims-feds-wont-deliver-coronavirus-supplies-to-state-refuses-to-provide-proof
— Dr. Birx Praises Trump’s Intelligence. Leftists Want Her Canceled. – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-dr-birx-praises-trumps-intelligence-leftists-want-her-canceled

NEWSMAX
— Paranoid, Cheap Game: Blame Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue 
https://www.newsmax.com/billdonohue/faith-based-religious-conservatvies/2020/03/28/id/960342/

TOWNHALL
— Americans Trust President Trump to Lead In the War Against the Silent Enemy – Boris Epshteyn
https://townhall.com/columnists/borisepshteyn/2020/03/29/americans-trust-president-trump-to-lead-in-the-war-against-the-silent-enemy-n2565906
— ‘Who’s The S**thole County Now’: GQ Writer Mocks Trump As Wuhan Coronavirus Cases Spike in the U.S. – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/03/29/whos-the-sthole-county-now-gq-writer-mocks-trump-as-wuhan-coronavirus-cases-n2565890

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Who Runs America? The Media or the American People? – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/03/28/who-runs-america-media-or-american-people
— NY Times: Birx Has Squandered Her Credibility By Denying Doomsday, Praising President – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/28/ny-times-birx-has-squandered-her-credibility-denying-doomsday

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Pandemic: The First Great Crisis of the Post-American Era – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-first-great-crisis-post-american-era/#slide-1

THE HILL
— What if the ‘sky-is-falling’ coronavirus models are wrong? – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/489962-what-if-the-sky-is-falling-coronavirus-models-are-simply-wrong
— Trump asks CDC to issue ‘strong travel advisory’ for NY tri-state area – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490022-trump-asks-cdc-to-issue-strong-travel-advisory-to-nyc-area
— Lawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after $2T package – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489946-lawmakers-already-planning-more-coronavirus-stimulus-after-2t-package
— California governor: 170 ventilators sent from Trump administration were ‘not working’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490033-newsom-170-ventilators-sent-from-federal-government-arrived-not-working
— Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus – NAOMI JAGODA 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489952-democrats-eye-additional-relief-checks-for-coronavirus

POLITICO
— Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce – STEVEN SHEPARD (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Biden either has already or will promise to use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, Corvette owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/29/biden-leads-trump-polls-despite-coronavirus-bounce-152944

CNN
— America’s largest single site jail (Cook County) is home to a new coronavirus cluster – Omar Jimenez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/us/detroit-coronavirus-cook-county-jail/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wobbles as a wartime President.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/donald-trump-wartime-commander/index.html
— Pelosi on Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’ – Chandelis Duster (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-cnntv/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s coronavirus quarantine rhetoric fuels a dangerously politicized pandemic.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-coronavirus-quarantine-rhetoric-fuels-dangerously-politicized-pandemic-ncna1170406
— New Jersey governor cracks down on house parties amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/live-coronavirus-updates-u-s-first-top-100-000-cases-n1171011/ncrd1171301
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want governors to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/some-u-s-governors-have-stepped-during-coronavirus-others-not-n1170706

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections. Here’s How. Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician. – Jonathan Martin, Reid J. Epstein and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/2020-elections-coronavirus.html
— Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance Well before rationing caused by coronavirus, protocols were established about “who lives and who dies.” – Austin Frakt (DIERSEN: Should “old people” like me get credit if they are still “contributing members of society?” If you are old, what would you stress to show that you are still a “contributing member of society?” I would stress my record of sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails every morning and every evening. However, according to my critics/opponents, those emails are worthless if not destructive.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/upshot/coronavirus-rationing-decisions-ethicists.html
— U.S. Civil Rights Office Rejects Rationing Medical Care Based on Disability, Age – Sheri Fink (DIERSEN: Of course my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am 71 years old, but they also stress that I have not-in-control diabetes, and that I am obese (30+ BMI).) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-disabilities-rationing-ventilators-triage.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The latest sign the economic downturn is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off now Service sector jobs got slammed early in the coronavirus crisis, now it’s tech, legal and other professionals reporting layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs – Taylor Telford and Jena McGregor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/28/white-collar-coronavirus-recession/
— Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House – Scott Clement and Dan Balz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-shows-trump-and-biden-in-a-competitive-race-for-the-white-house/2020/03/28/515cb8ba-7037-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis/
— Woke stupidity is spreading as fast as the coronavirus pandemic – Kyle Smith
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/woke-stupidity-is-spreading-as-fast-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
— New Yorkers are throwing ‘corona potlucks’ and visiting ‘speakeasies’ – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/new-yorkers-are-throwing-corona-potlucks-and-visiting-speakeasies/
— Trump must stop winging it after panicking tri-state area over coronavirus lockdown – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/trump-must-stop-winging-it-after-panicking-tri-state-area-over-coronavirus-lockdown/

USA TODAY
— Detroit auto show canceled; facility to be converted to coronavirus field hospital – Mark Phelan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/28/coronavirus-detroit-auto-show-canceled-tcf-center-hospital/2934839001/

FORBES
— U.S. Airlines Struggle To Identify Passengers Exposed To Coronavirus – Will Horton
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/03/28/us-airlines-struggled-to-identify-passengers-exposed-to-coronavirus/
— ‘Failing,’ ‘Snake,’ ‘Tantrums’: Trump’s War With State Governors Rages On – Sergei Klebnikov
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/03/28/failing-snake-tantrums-trumps-war-with-state-governors-rages-on/

BLOOMBERG
— How Coronavirus Is Shaking Up the Moral Universe – John Authers 
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/coronavirus-pandemic-puts-moral-philosophy-to-the-test
— Coronavirus Response Is a Weapon in China’s Brand of War
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-28/coronavirus-response-is-a-weapon-in-china-s-brand-of-war

FORTUNE
— There will be another pandemic after the coronavirus—and it’s time to start preparing now – JANE J. KIM and MICHELLE A. WILLIAMS
https://fortune.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-pandemic-public-health-preparedness/

BARRON’S
— Living in Retirement in a New Era of Sacrifice – Neal Templin
https://www.barrons.com/articles/living-in-retirement-in-a-new-era-of-sacrifice-51585485001

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters call Trump ‘Power Hungry’ and ‘Sociopath’ after he lashes out at three publications on Twitter.
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-called-power-hungry-sociopath-after-lashing-out-3-publications-twitter-2948876
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.ibtimes.com/cannabis-undergoes-long-overdue-shift-emerging-essential-2948930

LEXOLOGY
— Compliance Alert: The EEOC Announces Its Views On ADA, Title VII, and ADEA Considerations During The Pandemic
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c1b2e72e-663a-4a5e-8482-6daa7a8c40af
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Medical Questionnaires And Examinations. . .Disclosure Of An Employee’s Exposure To The Virus. . .Discrimination Considerations During The Pandemic. . .Reasonable Accommodations And The Interactive Process. . .Implications For Employers)

FORD AUTHORITY
— Governor Andrew Cuomo Says Ford Building Ventilators In Four Weeks “Does Us No Good” – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/governor-andrew-cuomo-says-ford-building-ventilators-in-four-weeks-does-us-no-good/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump again tries to blame ‘dangerous and corrupt’ media as crisis escalates.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-trump-twitter-media-us-cases-pandemic-latest-a9431491.html

March 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump signs $2.2T coronavirus stimulus package after swift congressional votes – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-signs-$22t-coronavirus-package-after-swift-congressional-votes/6055124/
— Federal officials focuses in on Cook County as cases rise in Illinois – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/coronavirus-task-force-focuses-in-on-cook-county-as-cases-rise-in-chicago-/6054960/
— Illinois expands food stamp access as COVID-19 cases top 3K, with 34 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-expands-food-stamp-access-as-covid-19-cases-top-3k/6056047/
— Disneyland, Walt Disney World to remain closed ‘until further notice’ amid coronavirus outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/disneyland-walt-disney-world-to-remain-closed-until-further-notice/6056114/

NBC5
— White House Health Experts Worry Cook County May Be Among Nation’s Next Hotspots Chicago’s total confirmed cases topped 1,000 Thursday, a number that is nearly double the amount of cases the entire state of Illinois had less than a week earlier
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/white-house-health-experts-worry-cook-county-may-be-among-nations-next-hotspots/2245674/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Gun Sales Skyrocket Amid Uncertainty; ‘Ammunition Is Selling Out Within A Day’ – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-in-illinois-gun-sales-skyrocket-amid-uncertainty-ammunition-is-selling-out-within-a-day/
— Civic Federation’s Laurence Msall: Staggering Unemployment Claims Will Put Major Strain On Illinois, Chicago Budgets
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/26/civic-federations-laurence-msall-staggering-unemployment-claims-will-put-major-strain-on-illinois-chicago-budgets/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Surgeon general warns Chicago ‘will have a worse week next week’ for COVID-19 cases – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/surgeon-general-warns-chicago-will-have-a-worse-week-next-week-for-covid-19-cases

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Confronting the coronavirus, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says crisis could peak in April: ‘Popular or not, you have to do what’s right’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-interview-20200327-ay52ormpcng6jcah3ixbzm5744-story.html
— Aurora mayor, police chief test positive for coronavirus – MEGAN JONES and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-mayor-police-chief-diagnosed-covid-19-virus-st-0329-20200327-qmtq5gzwyneq5byoilmuvk6zdy-story.html
— 12 nurses at U. of I. Hospital in Chicago test positive for coronavirus – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nurses-uic-coronavirus-20200327-5bzghq3opbdplb6lpzf3ucfmuq-story.html
— How to spot fake coronavirus news on social media – Jessica Roy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-how-to-spot-fake-news-coronavirus-social-media-20200326-645nk6ftijegvnnxwann7uvwyq-photogallery.html
— Illinois’ stay-at-home order likely to extend ‘deep into April,’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says; Pritzker doesn’t rule it out – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-stay-at-home-likely-to-extend-20200327-ssnsmh4foza5bokpb4arir7imm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “No, this is not the time for fiscal restraint.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-coronavirus-stimulus-federal-2-trillion-chapman-20200327-wzyy2foxgfdurohf3kgbiomak4-story.html
— Illinois’ House delegation backs coronavirus stimulus bill, but some say more will be needed – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-relief-bill-illinois-congress-20200327-m7xw362he5bvtnvrpx66qlhwr4-story.html
— Commentary: Exactly how much power do we really want to give the government right now? – JON HEALEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-government-power-20200327-nfjsov6vhjhepir3zzgdbzchra-story.html
— Pritzker hasn’t ruled out extending stay-home order | President Trump’s surgeon general calls Chicago a coronavirus ‘hot spot’ | President signs $2.2 T relief package – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-schools-lightfoot-leading-krisnamoorthi-spin-20200327-rna7pwdg4bbonct4ddw3aqjpia-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Nothing set in stone’ for stay-at-home order as Illinois tallies 8 more deaths, Pritzker says Health officials also announced another eight deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 34. Friday marked the largest number of people killed in the state, with an additional 488 cases bringing the Illinois total to 3,026 confirmed cases. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21197382/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-march-27-stay-home-order-assistance
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legalizing pot deliveries gains momentum during coronavirus crisis Rep. Sonya Harper introduced legislation last month that would allow cannabis dispensaries to deliver weed. Now, she’s calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to take immediate action. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/27/21196472/marijuana-pot-delivery-illinois-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21185850/coronavirus-covid-19-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-unemployment-fired-laid-off-health-insurance
— How much longer will we be inside — and then what happens? Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order ends on Tuesday, April 7, but he’s likely to extend it as the coronavirus outbreak continues. Just how long? – Ed Zotti 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crossroads/2020/3/27/21197436/how-much-longer-inside-jb-pritzker-stay-home-order-rush-northwerstern-loyola-experts-covid-19-virus
— Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package into law Trump thanked members of both parties for putting Americans “first” as he signed the bill in the Oval Office, flanked only by Republican lawmakers. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters believe that the bill will help them defeat Trump on November 3, 2020.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21196681/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-passes-signed-trump

DAILY HERALD
— 41 votes: One DuPage County Board primary race still too close call – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/41-votes-one-dupage-county-board-primary-race-still-too-close-call
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nearly two weeks after the March 17 primary election, the race to pick the Democratic nominee for DuPage County Board District 4 isn’t over — and only 41 votes separate the two leading candidates. Hadiya Afzal, a college student from Glen Ellyn, has a narrow lead over Lynn LaPlante, a violist from Glen Ellyn. As of Friday, Afzal had 4,431 votes, or 28.21% of those cast, and LaPlante had 4,390 votes, or 27.95%, according to unofficial totals. Three other candidates trailed behind. “I think it’s going to come down to a handful of votes,” LaPlante said. County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said officials will check for mail-in votes through the end of Tuesday. In addition, there are roughly 225 provisional ballots that still need to be counted for the entire county. It’s unclear how many of those ballots will apply to the District 4 race, Kaczmarek said.)
— Access to be further limited at DuPage County courthouse
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/access-to-be-further-limited-at-dupage-county-courthouse
— Number of Cook County inmates with coronavirus up to 24
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/number-of-cook-county-inmates-with-coronavirus-up-to-24
— Illinois COVID-19 cases now over 3,000; 8 more deaths reported – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/illinois-covid-19-cases-now-over-3000-8-more-deaths-reported
— Food Insecurity Crisis Fund created to help District 200 families
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200327/food-insecurity-crisis-fund-created-to-help-district-200-families

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker again rips Trump, saying lack of COVID-19 action could be ‘deadly’ The governor renews his push to get the White House to do more—and move more quickly—to fight the fast-growing pandemic. And as Pritzker was still speaking, President Trump did what the governor wanted, at least in part. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-again-rips-trump-saying-lack-covid-19-action-could-be-deadly
— U.S. House passes $2 trillion coronavirus aid package
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/us-house-passes-2-trillion-coronavirus-aid-package
— State aims to turn this Marriott into a COVID-19 command center—but there’s a hitch The owner of the Schaumburg property is ready to play ball. So why isn’t the deal done? Here’s the story. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/state-aims-turn-marriott-covid-19-command-center-theres-hitch
— Chicago population dips again The tri-state metropolitan area lost an estimated 26,000 residents in the past year, this time joined by drops in metro New York and Los Angeles. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicago-population-dips-again

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Costs for Treatment of Conoravirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/costs-for-treatment-of-conoravirus/ 
IL-06: Sean Casten Complains in Twitter Rant He Says Is Not Political
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/il-06-sean-casten-complains-in-twitter-rant-he-says-is-not-political/ 
— Will McHenry County’s Hospitals Have a “Do-Not-Resuscitate” Policy Imposed Upon Them By Northwestern Medicine?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/143734/ 
— Unemployment Spike Unprecedented: IL v FL
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/unemployment-spike-unprecedented/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bellmont Mayor locked Trustees out of Village Hall – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/bellmont-mayor-locked-trustees-out-of-village-hall/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS SURPASSES 3000 COVID-19 CASES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/illinois-surpasses-3000-covid-19-cases.html
— CONGRESSMAN BOST EXPLAINS HIS SUPPORT FOR CARES ACT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/congressman-bost-explains-his-support-for-cares-act.html
— STATE REPS HALBROOK, MILLER CALL ON PRITZKER TO PROPOSE PLANS TO BRING BUSINESSES BACK ONLINE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/state-reps-halbrook-miller-call-on-pritzker-to-propose-plans-to-bring-businesses-back-online.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker sets up new Emergency Alert System – Pleads with president to use Defense Production Act – Announces expanded childcare, food and homeless programs – Evaluating whether to extend EO – More cases because of additional tests and virus is spreading – Pleased with Trump invoking Defense Production Act – Working on hospitalization numbers over the weekend – “We’ll get around to talking about” biz demands
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/27/pritzker-sets-up-new-emergency-alert-system/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump signs $2 trillion economic rescue plan to rush aid to businesses, workers hurt by pandemic – Dave Boyer and S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/27/trump-signs-2-trillion-economic-plan-rush-aid-busi/%2FH765IVPUbPWpTqe6HJ37tpL5isJMtt2LdeCUsA%3D&bt_ts=1585341966048
— House passes $2 trillion coronavirus aid package on voice vote – Gabriella Muñoz and Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/27/house-passes-2-trillion-coronavirus-aide-package-v/

BREITBART
— Coronavirus: Italy Sees Worst Day Yet, 969 Dead in 24 Hours; Death Toll Exceeds 9,000 – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/27/coronavirus-italy-sees-worst-day-yet-969-dead-in-24-hours-death-toll-exceeds-9000/ 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Red Chinese Aim To Use The Wuhan Virus To Win Their War Against America – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32215

FEDERALIST
— Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Disapprove Of News Media Handling Of Wuhan Coronavirus – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/gallup-poll-majority-of-americans-disapprove-of-news-media-handling-of-wuhan-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Tech Firms Bear Brunt of Affirmative Action Witch Hunt – Drew Johnson
https://www.newsmax.com/drewjohnson/affirmative-action-tech-firms-silicon-valley/2020/03/26/id/960037/

THE HILL
— US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 – PETER SULLIVAN 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489906-us-coronavirus-cases-hit-100000

POLITICO
— Governors’ coronavirus pacts could thwart Trump goal of reopening country Some governors and public health experts say the localized lifting of restrictions could create new clusters of disease that leave officials chasing the outbreak well into the summer. – DAN GOLDBERG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/27/coronavirus-trump-governors-152539

CNN
— House passes historic $2 trillion stimulus despite objections from GOP lawmaker
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/politics/coronavirus-stimulus-house-vote/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Can Trump Legally Order the Country Back to Work From Coronavirus by Easter? Such a declaration, in the midst of a health crisis, would have to come from local authorities. – Neil MacFarquhar (DIERSEN: As Trump-haters see it, the longer that they prolong the shutdown, the more likely that they can defeat Trump on November 3, 2020.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-trump-governors.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill into law as companies and households brace for more economic pain The new law amounts to the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history. – Paul Kane, Mike DeBonis and Erica Werner 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/27/congress-coronavirus-house-vote/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “U.S. cities have acute shortages of masks, test kits, ventilators as they face coronavirus threat.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-mayors-mask-equipment-shortage/2020/03/27/fc2a45a4-701f-11ea-96a0-df4c5d9284af_story.html
— Trump orders GM to manufacture ventilators under the Defense Production Act – John Wagner and Colby Itkowitz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raises-prospect-of-ordering-gm-ford-to-manufacture-ventilators/2020/03/27/92f82db6-7043-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

ATLANTIC
— Martial Law Would Sweep the Country Into a Great Legal Unknown The prospect, while still remote, is not purely hypothetical in the current crisis, and the risk is great. – Stephen Dycus and William C. Banks (DIERSEN: Of course, if Marshall Law was declared, my critics/opponents would want it to be used to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/martial-law-would-sweep-country-great-legal-unknown/608773/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: he last time martial law—military control of the government—was declared in the United States was December 1941, just hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The territorial governor, acting under a turn-of-the-century statute, handed the government of the Hawaiian islands over to the commander of U.S. forces there. The military governor, as he styled himself, immediately ordered the closure of courts, shut down schools, froze wages, suspended labor contracts, and imposed censorship of newspapers, radio, and civilian mail. He also decreed a curfew and blackout, as well as a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages—a wildly unpopular measure that was quickly reversed. Despite the fact that there was no threat of a Japanese invasion after the Battle of Midway in 1942, martial law remained in place for another two years.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Deranged Push to Get Americans Back to Work Some conservatives want ordinary citizens to return to their jobs and absorb the unfolding coronavirus catastrophe on everyone’s behalf. – OSITA NWANEVU
https://newrepublic.com/article/157076/deranged-push-get-americans-back-work

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 61% of Republicans See America Getting Back on Its Feet By Easter
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/61_of_republicans_see_america_getting_back_on_its_feet_by_easter

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE BY OWNER: 403 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $217,000
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/403-W-Park-Ave-Wheaton-IL-60189/4447728_zpid/

March 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delays state tax filing deadline as COVID-19 cases reach 1,865, 19 deaths – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-tax-filing-deadline-delayed-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-1865/6048622/
— Coronavirus stimulus bill: Who gets what from $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/who-gets-what-from-washingtons-$2-trillion-coronavirus-relief-package/6049877/
— Coronavirus stimulus relief bill: $2 trillion virus rescue bill hits late snags in Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/$2-trillion-virus-rescue-bill-hits-late-snags-in-senate/6048123/
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot warns of park, lakefront shutdown if residents disregard COVID-19 guidelines – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mayor-lightfoot-warns-the-stay-at-home-order-is-not-an-option/6050019/

NBC5
— ‘The Whole City Laid Off’: US Jobless Claims Climb Sky High Restaurants, hotels, airlines, automakers and entertainment venues all have been hit hard – Rebecca Santana and David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/the-whole-city-laid-off-us-jobless-claims-climb-sky-high/2244422/
— Coronavirus Relief: What We Know About the Senate Bill
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-relief-what-we-know-about-the-senate-bill/2244507/
— $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Bill Hits Late Snags in Senate The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession or worse – Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-congress-trillion-economy-rescue-package-checks/2244510/

CBS2
— Plan Could Turn McCormick Place Into Field Hospital Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Dave Savini
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/plan-could-turn-mccormick-place-into-field-hospital-amid-covid-19-pandemic/
— Some Chicagoans Say Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Can’t Come Fast Enough – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/some-chicaogans-say-coronavirus-stimulus-relief-cant-come-fast-enough/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Do you qualify for a stimulus check in Senate’s coronavirus response bill? – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/do-you-qualify-for-a-stimulus-check-in-senates-coronavirus-response-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatens to shut down city’s parks and lakefront; police will start ticketing people who don’t abide stay-at-home order
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lakefront-arwady-lightfoot-20200325-feqjcndbmzebrctivt7r4trp3u-story.html
— Are you an essential worker? Says who? And what if you don’t think your job is worth the coronavirus risk? – Alexia Elejalde Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-essential-workers-safety-20200325-2c2f6z53vve4hjcgsrgoyvdcli-story.html
— Illinois follows federal lead and extends state income tax deadline to July 15 – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-income-tax-extension-20200325-hrbbcheievelvofy3s7zurarlq-story.html
— Lawsuit seeks to delay Wisconsin’s April 7 primary election over coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-wisconsin-primary-april-7-election-delay-20200325-sj4sburptbdmfabczpevxa5yfm-story.html
— Indiana voters may vote by mail in June primary ‘without having a specific reason to do so:’ Indiana Election Commission decides – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-primary-election-update-st-0326-20200325-wmiazsvdb5azbi7zq3m7lf77hi-story.html
— DuPage board members question why decision eliminating Woodridge as new traffic court location was done in closed meeting – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-traffic-court-closed-meeting-st-0327-20200325-5jebwnt7lbby3ffjjmp5qavy74-story.html
— Naperville coronavirus roundup: DuPage case count now at 134; county asking for donations of protective medical gear – MICHELLE MULLINS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0327-20200325-yofzn45gdfc7tpzllz3ntparpu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin, Duckworth join Pritzker in urging Trump to issue Illinois coronavirus disaster declaration Trump has declared disasters in New York, California and Washington state. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Would that give Pritzker more power to suspend the First and Second Amendments?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194131/durbin-duckworth-pritzker-urge-trump-coronavirus-disaster-declaration-illinois
— Residential street sweeping, tree trimming and tree removal could end until Chicago wins coronavirus war With people stuck at home and the mayor ordering that non-emergency ticketing and towing be curtailed, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully now may suspend key services coveted by aldermen and their constituents. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194583/coronavirus-chicago-street-sweeping-tree-trimming-suspended
— Beck orders new virus protections for Chicago Police officers Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham calls it a start, but nowhere near enough. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194539/coronavirus-chicago-police-protections-fraternal-order-fop
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21194579/trumps-daily-briefings-prove-hes-uniquely-incompetent-to-handle-coronavirus-gene-lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21193863/president-trump-coronavirus-pandemic-conservatism-can-help-s-e-cupp-suntimes

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora cracking down on ‘nonessential’ businesses
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/aurora-cracking-down-on-nonessential-businesses
— ‘Contentious’ Facebook post sparks policy debate in Palatine Township – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/contentious-facebook-post-sparks-policy-debate-in-palatine-township
— Nearly 200 cars at Schaumburg Township Food Pantry’s first drive-through event – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/nearly-200-cars-at-schaumburg-township-food-pantrys-first-drive-through-event
— Indiana officials considering only mail-in vote for primary – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200325/news/303259968/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot threatens to shut down parks, lakefront As the weather warms and people are seen gathering outdoors, officials warn they endanger the current efforts to slow the pandemic. Mayor Lightfoot also announced an increase in hotel rooms dedicated to victims of COVID-19. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-threatens-shut-down-parks-lakefront
— United Center to become coronavirus logistics hub Officials say the West Side arena will transform into a central site to help with food distribution, first responder staging and collecting critically needed medical supplies. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/united-center-become-coronavirus-logistics-hub
— Only 1 in 10 downtown hotel rooms were occupied last week The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the lodging industry nationwide, which has suffered revenue declines worse than those after 9/11 and the global financial crisis. Chicago is no exception. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/only-1-10-downtown-hotel-rooms-were-occupied-last-week
— Pritzker delays state income-tax filing to July 15 The governor matches a federal move. Refunds will still go out as originally scheduled. Pritzker also announces creation of a $60 million small-business loan fund. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-delays-state-income-tax-filing-july-15
— What’s in the huge federal stimulus bill for you? Details are beginning to emerge as the Senate prepares to vote on the $2 trillion plan. Here are some of the local winners. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/whats-huge-federal-stimulus-bill-you

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County accepting donations of personal protective equipment
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/25/dupage-county-accepting-donations-of-personal-protective-equipment/ak25v1v/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Seeks Personal Protective Equipment Donations
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-seeks-personal-protective-equipment-donations/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trump Mailing: Public Health or Politics?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/public-health-or-politics/ 
— DeWitte Calls for State Income Tax Deadline & Minimum Wage Hike Delay
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/dewitte-calls-for-state-income-tax-deadline-minimum-wage-hike-mdelay/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/INGOLD: IS THE COVID 19 CURE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorneringold-is-the-covid-19-cure-worse-than-the-problem.html
— 330 NEW COVID 19 CASES IN ILLINOIS; 3 DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/330-new-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-3-deaths-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker announces delay of tax filing deadline to July 15 – Three programs for small businesses – Praises stimulus bill – Thanks workers – Treasurer initiates loan program, addresses bill backlog – Hotel industry expects 120,000 layoffs in coming weeks – Pritzker admits IDES website is not functioning properly
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/pritzker-announces-delay-tax-filing-deadline-to-july-15/
— 330 new cases, 3 new deaths and it’s now in Stateville
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/330-new-cases-3-new-deaths-and-its-now-in-stateville/

— COVID-19 Roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/covid-19-roundup-5/
— 17 Cook County detainees, five employees test positive, 31 awaiting results
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/17-cook-county-detainees-five-employees-test-positive-31-awaiting-results/

GOPUSA
— Essential: Denver Mayor Shuts Down Nearly Everything Then Backtracks To Open Liquor Stores, Retail Marijuana Shops
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86589

BLAZE
— Democratic LA mayor: Power, water will be shut off for nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus ‘safer at home’ order ‘This is your chance to step up and shut it down — because if you don’t, we will shut you down’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-la-mayor-power-water-will-be-shut-off-for-nonessential-businesses-that-refuse-to-close

ONE NEWS NOW
— Democrats’ identity politics quite apparent amidst pandemic – Chad Groening, Jody Brown (DIERSEN: Democrats use government to give preference to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2020/03/25/project-21-dems-identity-politics-quite-apparent-amidst-pandemic

THE HILL
— States reject Trump calls to reopen economy by Easter – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489487-states-reject-trump-calls-for-reopening-economy
— Last-minute complaints threaten $2T Senate coronavirus emergency aid – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489525-last-minute-complaints-threaten-2t-senate-coronavirus-emergency-aid

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden suggests that Trump’s Easter timeline could be ‘catastrophic’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/25/coronavirus-latest-news/

BLOOMBERG
— Republican Governors Split on Trump Stay-at-Home Skepticism – Amanda Albright and Jonathan Levin
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/republican-governors-split-over-trump-s-stay-at-home-skepticism

NEWSWEEK
— FORMER CALIFORNIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE JOHN COX SAYS HE HAS CORONAVIRUS—AND SOME ADVICE FOR GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM – PAUL BOND
https://www.newsweek.com/former-california-gubernatorial-candidate-says-he-has-coronavirus-some-advice-governor-gavin-1494096

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trumpworld Embraces the Death Wish Economy Dying for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now an essential part of MAGA dogma.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157052/donald-trump-economic-nihilism

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— UK Towns Lose Local Newspapers as Impact of Coronavirus Deepens – Jim Waterson (DIERSEN: Coronavirus will not cause Illinois Republicans to lose their GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I continue to have the time needed, good health needed, money needed, and motivation needed to put them together and to send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/uk-towns-lose-local-newspapers-as-impact-of-coronavirus-deepens/
— Americans Who Primarily Get News Through Social Media are Least Likely to Follow COVID-19 Coverage – Mark Jurkowitz and Amy Mitchell (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to spend all their time reading/looking at what they post on Facebook.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/americans-who-primarily-get-news-through-social-media-are-least-likely-to-follow-covid-19-coverage/

March 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Primary not postponed, but no word when city election results will be final Of the 117,120 vote-by-mail applications sent out before last week’s primary, 60,812 have been returned as of Tuesday morning, according to figures from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: When will the election results be final in your county? How many vote-by-mail applications were sent out in your county? How many were Democrat and how many were Republican? How many mail-in-ballots have been returned and how many are Democrat and how many are Republican? How many mail-in-ballots were rejected and how many of those were Democrat and how many were Republican and for what reasons were they rejected? How many mail-in-ballots have been entered into the system and how many of them are Democrat and how many are Republican?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/24/21192910/primary-postponed-mail-in-illinois-chicago-election-results
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Of those, 1,339 ballots were rejected for either being postmarked too late or for having an invalid or missing signature. Some may have chosen to vote in person instead of submitting a mail ballot, Allen said. “Our job is to make sure we count every legal ballot,” Allen said. Staff at the city’s electoral board got back to work Tuesday after a few days off and have resumed their four main post-election tasks: vote-by-mail ballot processing, a review of provisional ballots, a precinct canvass — which means a review of all documents and tapes from the various precinct voting locations — and a 5% retabulation of ballots. That process entails the Illinois State Board of Elections randomly selecting five ballot scanners used on Election Day or during early voting and running all ballots cast at those locations through the scanners again to verify that they were counted correctly, Allen said. But there’s no word yet on when last week’s primary results will be certified. “We also have to wait for any late arriving, but on-time postmarked, vote-by-mail ballots, so by law we cannot conclude anything by at least March 31 and also by law we’re allowed to wait at least 21 days after the Election Day to issue the proclamation,” Allen said. That would be April 7. Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough released unofficial results for suburban areas on Saturday. There are still some mail ballots that the county can receive so long as they arrive by March 31, James Scalzitti, a spokesman for the clerk, said in an email. Of the 60,000 mail ballots that were sent out by the clerk’s office, around 33,000 will have been tabulated by Wednesday morning, Scalzitti said. The county’s results are expected be certified in early April.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns against misinformation about so-called cures during COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Be careful. There’s no cure for coronavirus’ – Gregory Pratt (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. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lori-lightfoot-warning-no-cure-20200324-preh3fetj5db7aejsztjcehk7a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-chicago-housing-groups-demand-units-filled-20200324-faaukkia3nednbsrh5d4tyhcqe-story.html
— Manager at Willowbrook nursing home with 46 coronavirus cases — including DuPage County’s first death — denies claim of supply, staffing shortages – JOHN KEILMAN, ROBERT MCCOPPIN and JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-nursing-home-shortages-denied-20200324-3463e36rbff25mhgp4lfdn3cci-story.html
— A region-specific strategy could slow the coronavirus and protect the U.S. economy – CORY FRANKLIN AND ROBERT A. WEINSTEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-national-strategy-economy-20200324-wwlsj32z75flrpv2qxp5r26obm-story.html
— Too big to infect? Some U.S. leaders defy virus guidelines – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-united-states-leaders-defy-coronavirus-guidelines-20200325-clsr6d2ujnatjeekysyonz5jge-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage may help groups provide hotel rooms for the homeless – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Democrats have always steered homeless people to DuPage County and especially to Milton Township and especially to Wheaton.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200324/dupage-may-help-groups-provide-hotel-rooms-for-the-homeless

NBC5
— Trump Hopes to Relax Restrictions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/trump-hopes-to-relax-restrictions-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/2244046/

WTTW
— Chinatown Grapples with Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/23/chinatown-grapples-economic-fallout-coronavirus

WBBM 780
— DuPage County Board Members Participate In Meeting Via Phone – BERNIE TAFOYA (DIERSEN: According to this article, “Members of the public were not allowed at the DuPage County board meeting so as not to increase the potential spread of COVID-19.” Those who want to abolish the Open Meetings Act in Illinois ( https://www.bettergov.org/news/a-guide-to-the-open-meetings-act-oma-in-illinois/ ) are overjoyed.)
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/dupage-county-board-members-participate-in-meeting-via-phone
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The DuPage County Board conducted its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday in Wheaton, and while all board members participated in the meeting, not all were physically in the board room. “There [are> 11 members present and seven participating on telephone,” said DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin following a roll call at the beginning of Tuesday morning’s meeting. Cronin started off the first meeting of the board since Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order saying that the board “will continue to conduct the people’s business while adhering to public health and safety guidelines.” He noted that board members who were at the meeting in-person were at least six feet apart from each other. He said there were four staff members in attendance. Board member Liz Chaplin said the entire board should be on the phone, that it would have been the responsible thing to do. “Leaders have to lead by example, and if we’re going out to meetings when we have the opportunity to tele-conference, what kind of example are we setting?” she said. Board member Mary Ozog said she has risk factors and her son works at Costco and encounters lots of people every day. “We could all be carriers as the Surgeon General said yesterday. And, let’s face it, we all know there’s not enough tests. We can’t rule it out and we can’t find out if we may have had this virus at this point. And, this virus kills,” she said. Ozog said it was her civic duty to attend the meeting by phone. She’s hoping the next meeting on April 14 is entirely by phone. “We should be staying home and working to flatten the curve we’ve all been told about and try not to spread this virus any further,” she said. She points out that doing a meeting entirely by phone is doable. She cites Monday night’s Glen Ellyn board of trustees meeting. “The village of Glen Ellyn where I live had last night, I believe three staff members and the village president. No board members were present and they conducted their meeting through teleconference.” Members of the public were not allowed at the DuPage County board meeting so as not to increase the potential spread of COVID-19. Residents had been invited to make online any comments they would like read into the record during the public participation portion of the meeting. The five other DuPage County board members who participated by phone Tuesday included, Ashley Selmon, Sam Tornatore, Julie Renahan, Tim Elliott and Sadia Covert.)

WGN RADIO
— Trump hopes to lift social distancing guidelines by Easter
https://wgnradio.com/news/coronavirus-in-us-trump-hopes-to-lift-social-distancing-guidelines-by-easter/

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— County Board Chair Says We Must Prepare For 2 Months
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2020/03/covid-19-kane-county-county-chair-addresses-covid-19-at-special-meeting-idph-says-kane-cases-at-24-aurora-reports-1st-death/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Council approves emergency powers / Langfelder plans to declare state of emergency Wednesday – Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200324/council-approves-emergency-powers–langfelder-plans-to-declare-state-of-emergency-wednesday
— COVID-19 death toll at 16; Pritzker says stay at home order may be extended – Doug Finke 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200324/covid-19-death-toll-at-16-pritzker-says-stay-at-home-order-may-be-extended

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Peoria council passes ordinance to give mayor emergency powers – Andy Kravetz
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200324/peoria-council-passes-ordinance-to-give-mayor-emergency-powers

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— ‘Imaginary clock’: Governors reject Trump’s virus timeline – PAUL J. WEBER and JONATHAN J. COOPER
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/03/25/imaginary-clock-governors-reject-trumps-virus-timeline/ajxqvbo/

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting panic.
https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/coronavirus/forget-politics-majority-of-republicans-democrats-now-agree-coronavirus-is/article_488a4a9c-d3db-5e68-82ee-4abbdfc2ccbd.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Celebrities seemingly have easy access to coronavirus testing, working class struggles and waits Patients weigh in on celebrities’ ease at getting tested – KATIE SMITH (DIERSEN: Who are the celebrities in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? Do they want to get tested? Trump-haters use celebrities who have coronavirus to promote panic.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/24/celebrities-seemingly-have-easy-access-to-coronavirus-testing-working-class-struggles-and-waits/a20ba0r/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Facebook Group Unites Springfield Online During COVID-19 Isolation – MIKE SMITH
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/facebook-group-unites-springfield-online-during-covid-19-isolation#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo promotes panic.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/new-york-gov-andrew-cuomo-takes-spotlight-coronavirus-response#stream/0

WGLT
— Pekin City Council Extends Mayor’s Emergency Powers – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/pekin-city-council-extends-mayors-emergency-powers#stream/0

WGEM
— Illinois could need 38K more beds if virus isn’t contained – AP
https://wgem.com/2020/03/25/illinois-could-need-38k-more-beds-if-virus-isnt-contained/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois governor justifies stay-at-home order by showing estimated need for hospital beds, ventilators to exceed capacity – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-governor-justifies-stay-at-home-order-by-showing-estimated/article_6234cc36-6e07-11ea-a21d-e7d0fc398af8.html
— Travel industry braces for loss of $355 billion, 4.6 million jobs – Kevin Bessler 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/travel-industry-braces-for-loss-of-billion-million-jobs/article_b5a4c972-6d4c-11ea-a333-fb08d3fe1d10.html

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-haters, coronavirus “could be 10 times deadlier” than the flu.
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/fact-check-trump-compares-coronavirus-to-the-flu-but-it-could-be-10-times-deadlier/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO AREA MANUFACTURERS REFOCUS TO HELP WITH COVID-19 MEDICAL SUPPLY NEEDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/chicago-area-manufacturers-refocus-to-help-with-covid-19-medical-supply-needs.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House cancels next week’s scheduled session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/house-cancels-next-weeks-scheduled-session/
— Feds remind states about unemployment gag order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/feds-remind-states-about-unemployment-gag-order/

GOPUSA
— Bad Press: Pelosi Puts ‘Aside Some Of Our Concerns’ On The Leftist Wish List To ‘Get This Done’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86578
— Comrade Britney Spears Calls For Americans To ‘Redistribute Wealth, Strike’ During Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86594

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Nancy Pelosi’s Death Wish For America – Judi McLeod
https://canadafreepress.com/article/nancy-pelosis-death-wish-for-america

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Majority of Americans give Trump thumbs-up for coronavirus response: Poll – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/majority-of-americans-give-trump-thumbs-up-for-cor/
— Trump’s assurance, stimulus hopes fuel Wall Street surge – Dave Boyer and Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-stimulus-hopes-donald-trumps-assurance/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Arizona man drinks poison and dies. Media blame Trump – Becket Adams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters will use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/arizona-man-drinks-poison-and-dies-media-blame-trump
— Trump and Cuomo coronavirus partnership blows up as New York outbreak heads for breaking point – Rob Crilly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-and-cuomo-coronavirus-partnership-blows-up-as-new-york-outbreak-heads-for-breaking-point

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Poll: Trump More Trustworthy Than Media on Coronavirus – Andrew Stiles (DIERSEN: Who focuses on making others distrust you? I should write a book about those who focus on making others distrust me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/media/poll-trump-media-trust/
— Can States Close Their Borders? COVID-19 Gives Local Authorities Wide Power – Kevin Daley
https://freebeacon.com/courts/can-states-close-their-borders-covid-19-gives-local-authorities-wide-power/?utm_source=actengage&utm_campaign=FreedomMail&utm_medium=email
— Harvard, Boasting $40 Billion Endowment, Lays Off Dining Hall Workers Due to Coronavirus Country’s richest university cuts costs as pandemic sweeps country – Alana Goodman
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/harvard-not-paying-all-workers-during-coronavirus-shutdown-despite-40-9b-endowment/
— Biden Denies Criticizing Trump on Coronavirus on Same Day His Campaign Blasted the President in an Email Campaign email Tuesday saying Trump must be held ‘accountable for his failures in handling this pandemic’ – David Rutz (DIERSEN: Who holds you accountable and for what? I should write a book about those who hold me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails accountable for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/biden-denies-criticizing-trump-on-coronavirus-on-same-day-his-campaign-blasted-the-president-in-an-email/
— Trump Approval Rating Returns to Highest Point of Presidency – Graham Piro (DIERSEN: Who focuses on driving your approval rating down? I should write a book about those who focus on driving my approval rating down in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/politics/trump-approval-rating-returns-to-highest-point-of-presidency/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Trump’s Coronavirus Response Is Foiling His Enemies The president is already unlimbering the economic guns and starting to spike the dreams of those who hope that the economic consequences of the anti-coronavirus measures will lose the administration its reelection. – Conrad Black
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/24/trumps-coronavirus-response-is-foiling-his-enemies/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Truth About the Charge That Trump ‘Eliminated’ White House Pandemic Office Before Coronavirus – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/24/the-truth-about-the-charge-that-trump-eliminated-white-house-pandemic-office-before-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— Former Vice President Joe Biden Keeps Pushing Misinformation About The Coronavirus. Here Are 5 Examples – PETER HASSON (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. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/24/joe-biden-donald-trump-coronavirus-covid19-misinformation-fact-check/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Is Trump Hitting His Stride on Coronavirus? – CONRAD BLACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-outbreak-president-trump-showing-true-leadership/

THE HILL
— White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package – ALEXANDER BOLTON AND JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489382-senate-white-house-reach-deal-on-massive-stimulus-package
— Expanded testing shows signs of strain – NATHANIEL WEIXEL AND JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/news-by-subject/healthcare/489357-expanded-testing-shows-signs-of-strain

POLITICO
— Republicans forging ahead with Charlotte convention The RNC has an advantage over Democrats: Its convention is scheduled for a month later, in late August. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/republican-national-convention-charlotte-147029

HUFFINGTON POST
— Washington Post Rebukes Donald Trump’s ‘Reckless’ Coronavirus Plan “What if returning to normal reignites a virus explosion?” asked the newspaper’s board. – Lee Moran (DIERSEN: The Washington Post is consumed with hatred against Trump and is doing everything that it can to destroy Trump. What does that say about the Washington Post’s credibility?) 
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/washington-post-editorial-board-donald-trump-coronavirus-reckless_n_5e7b195bc5b620022ab39385

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “U.S. could be next ‘virus epicenter’ as India locks down, global recession looms.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/u-s-could-be-next-virus-epicenter-as-india-locks-down-global-recession-looms-idUSKBN21B1RJ

CNN
— In newspaper and TV interviews, experts beseech Trump to rethink Easter end to the coronavirus restrictions – BRIAN STELTER
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/24/media/coronavirus-donald-trump-easter-reliable-sources/index.html
— White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-senate-action-coronavirus/index.html
— Trump says US could return to normal by Easter. Health officials and state leaders are gearing up for a longer fight – Christina Maxouris
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/health/coronavirus-state-actions-wednesday/index.html
— Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus – Emma Reynolds and Max Foster (DIERSEN: Who are the celebrities in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? Do they want to get tested? Trump-haters use celebrities who have coronavirus to promote panic.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/europe/prince-charles-coronavirus-gbr-intl/index.html

CNBC
— OUTSTANDING: Congress may let you skip this mandatory withdrawal from retirement accounts – Darla Mercado (DIERSEN: Mandatory withdrawals are taxable, Roth withdrawals are not.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/congress-may-let-you-skip-mandatory-withdrawals-from-ira-and-401ks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote panic.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/italian-coronavirus-cases-seen-10-times-higher-than-official-tally.html
— Trump, Pence held call on economy with investors including Paul Tudor Jones, Stephen Schwarzman – Kayla Tausche and Thomas Franck
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/trump-pence-held-call-on-economy-with-investors-including-paul-tudor-jones-stephen-schwarzman.html

MERCURY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Denver’s stay-at-home order: Panic buying forces reversal on liquor and marijuana stores (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county “live for” booze, gambling, pot, and other vices?)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-denver-issues-stay-at-home-order-panic-buying-forces-reversal-on-liquor-and-marijuana-stores/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Denver has a population of about 2.8 million. The order closes nonessential businesses and public places in Denver. Residents are required to shelter in their homes, leaving only when they must. Grocery shopping and doctor visits are examples of exemptions to the order. At first, liquor stores and recreational marijuana shops didn’t make the list of essential businesses. However the city reversed its original decree within hours after would-be shoppers formed lines wrapping around the block for both types of establishments. Now liquor and marijuana stores can remain open with measures in place to ensure 6-foot spacing between individuals.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House and Congress Reach $2 Trillion Stimulus Deal The legislation, which will send direct payments and jobless benefits to individuals, is the biggest economic stimulus package in modern American history. President Trump wants the U.S. “opened up” by Easter, as fleeing New Yorkers are urged to self-quarantine.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-maps.html
— As Fleeing New Yorkers Are Told to Quarantine, Trump Says U.S. Should Reopen ‘by Easter’ Stocks surged on the promise of a bailout as companies and workers tried to navigate the crisis.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-news-live-updates.html
— Texas Tries to Balance Local Control With the Threat of a Pandemic
Texas is the largest state that has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order. With many regions untouched by the coronavirus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants the economy moving again. – Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-texas-patrick-abbott.html
— Trump Wants U.S. ‘Opened Up’ by Easter, Despite Health Officials’ Warnings “You can’t just come in and say let’s close up the United States of America,” the president said, insisting again that he did not view the coronavirus as any more dangerous than the flu. – Annie Karni and Donald G. McNeil Jr.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-easter.html
— Facebook Is ‘Just Trying to Keep the Lights On’ as Traffic Soars in Pandemic The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from home for the first time. – Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/technology/virus-facebook-usage-traffic.html
— The Evening News Is Back The network newscasts had lost relevance, thanks to cable and digital media. Now, the coronavirus has put tens of millions of viewers back in the 6:30 p.m. habit. – John Koblin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/media/coronavirus-evening-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus Is Advancing. All Americans Need to Shelter in Place. The worst of the pandemic is yet to come. Listen to the medical experts. It’s time for a national lockdown.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/opinion/coronavirus-trump-lockdown.html
— Red vs. Blue on Coronavirus Concern: The Gap Is Still Big but Closing – Emily Badger and Kevin Quealy
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/21/upshot/coronavirus-public-opinion.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout Both chambers of Congress will aim to pass the mammoth legislation swiftly.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/24/trump-coronavirus-congress-economic-stimulus/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Workers, Businesses Lack Funds to Tide Them Over Until Help Comes In a matter of a few weeks, many employees and small business alike will be plain out of money – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-workers-businesses-lack-funds-to-tide-them-over-until-help-comes-11585051200
— Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say? Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude. – Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-coronavirus-as-deadly-as-they-say-11585088464
— Governments Prepare for the Long Haul in Battle Against Coronavirus Authorities will grapple with when to loosen the grip—and how much economic pain countries will endure – Feliz Solomon, Betsy McKay and Jon Emont
https://www.wsj.com/articles/governments-prepare-for-the-long-haul-in-battle-against-coronavirus-11585128601
— As Coronavirus Panic Spreads, Living Underground Doesn’t Seem So Strange These survivalists bought elaborate bunkers built to withstand a nuclear blast. Now, they’re using the subterranean shelters as pandemic panic escalates – R.T. Watson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-coronavirus-spreads-underground-bunkers-dont-seem-so-excessive-now-11585073484
— Minorities Bear the Lockdown’s Economic Brunt They disproportionately work in industries, and for employers, that have been ordered closed. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/minorities-bear-the-lockdowns-economic-brunt-11585088524

FORBES
— Panic At The Gun Shop: Coronavirus Fears Cause A Run On Ammo And Firearms – Halah Touryalai (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear that they are going to get rid of Trump-supporters once and for all.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2020/03/24/panic-at-the-gun-shop-coronavirus-fears-cause-a-run-on-ammo-and-firearms/#62648b09782e

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS
— COVID-19 Warning: Being Overweight Or Obese Ups Your Risk Of Dying From Coronavirus – Divya Ramaswamy
https://www.ibtimes.com/covid-19-warning-being-overweight-or-obese-ups-your-risk-dying-coronavirus-2945433

MIAMI HERALD
— Panic attack symptoms? Google searches for health info double as coronavirus rages – MADDIE CAPRON
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241483511.html

FOX PHOENIX
— Texas lieutenant governor says failing economy worse than the coronavirus – Brandon Todd
https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/texas-lieutenant-governor-says-failing-economy-worse-than-the-coronavirus

PRESS PUBLICATIONS
— Disinformation: Accurate news critical on coronavirus (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://www.presspubs.com/white_bear/opinion/disinformation-accurate-news-critical-on-coronavirus/article_64fd2142-6e26-11ea-9588-fb65ff34b152.html

WIGAN TODAY
— These are the conditions that put you at a high risk of catching coronavirus – Sarah Wilson (DIERSEN: What increases your risk of catching coronavirus? I am 71, I have not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and I am obese. Further, my spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out a) puts under a tremendous amount of stress and b) severly limits time that I might spend exercising.)
https://www.wigantoday.net/read-this/these-are-conditions-put-you-high-risk-catching-coronavirus-2456700
(FROM THE ARTICLE: However, evidence suggests that those with weakened immune systems, as with any virus, are more susceptible to becoming infected by coronavirus. This includes those undergoing cancer treatment, those who are being treated for autoimmune diseases like lupus, Multiple Sclerosis or inflammatory bowel diseases, those with HIV and those having an organ or bone-marrow transplant. What underlying conditions put people at the highest risk of severe infection? A report from the World Heath Organization which studied cases in China said that the underlying conditions which put people at the highest risk of severe disease are hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease (such as lung disease or asthma) and cancer. . .What other conditions or factors make severe infection more likely? Age is one of the biggest risk factors when it comes to severity of infection, with the highest mortality rates in patients over the age of 80. It has also been suggested that those who smoke or vape may be more susceptible to catching coronavirus and more likely to contract a severe infection. Those with eating disorders or any other condition which causes them to lose a large amount of weight may also be more susceptible to catching coronavirus given the condition can cause low-white blood cell counts which weakens the immune system.)

NEWSWEEK
— DONALD TRUMP SEES BEST APPROVAL RATING FOR THREE YEARS AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – SHANE CROUCHER (DIERSEN: Who focuses on driving your approval rating down? I should write a book about those who focus on driving my approval rating down in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-approval-rating-coronavirus-pandemic-response-1494118

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— What the Coronavirus Means for Your Retirement Finances Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic could change your retirement income and expenses. – Emily Brandon (DIERSEN: If you had a large Roth CD maturing on April 1, 2020, how would you invest it?) 
https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/401ks/articles/what-the-coronavirus-means-for-your-retirement-finances
(FROM THE ARTICLE: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF the coronavirus may fall especially hard on retirees who are living on a fixed income. Retirement accounts have lost value, and savings accounts are likely to generate even less interest than they did in the recent past. However, the Social Security and Medicare programs have recently been tweaked in an effort to support retirees. Here is how the coronavirus pandemic could financially impact retirees: Social Security offices are closed. Medicare will now pay for telehealth services. Retirement accounts have lost value. Savings accounts will pay lower interest rates. Recreation spending has dropped. The urge to panic is strong, but stay rational. . .Retirement Accounts Have Lost Value Watching your retirement account balance plummet is especially horrifying for those who are already retired. “Minimizing and/or delaying withdrawals from retirement accounts while we are in the midst of the crisis allows your accounts time to recover,” says Adrienne Ross, a certified financial planner for Clear Insight Financial Planning in Spokane, Washington. “It allows you to delay or avoid selling assets when they are down in value.” Think about ways to delay purchases and reduce spending to give your investments time to recover in value before you lock in the loss by selling your assets. If you have other options, consider tapping into a savings account or emergency fund rather than taking a withdrawal from a depleted retirement or investment account. “Hopefully you’ve got an emergency fund that allows you to keep the money invested,” says Marie Thomasson, a certified financial planner and owner of Modern Assets in Culver City, California. “If you need to withdraw money for required minimum distributions or living expenses, take out only the minimum necessary.” Savings Accounts Will Pay Lower Interest Rates The Federal Reserve’s interest rate cut is likely to lead to lower interest rates on savings accounts. However, you can still look for a savings account that has a better interest rate than you are earning on your current savings. “Online savings accounts are a fantastic alternative to the traditional savings account, and are still FDIC-insured,” Thomasson says. “They offer a much higher interest rate overall and I recommend them to all my clients.” If you won’t need your savings in the near future, you can also park your money in a certificate of deposit. “CDs are a good option if you are comfortable locking in that money for a certain amount of time,” Thomasson says. “Make sure you have enough cash or other income through Social Security or your pension that you won’t need to tap the CD early.”)

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote panic.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/03/what-really-doomed-americas-coronavirus-response/608596/

AXIOS
— Investors remain wary despite Dow’s historic single-day gain – Dion Rabouin (DIERSEN: If you had a large Roth CD maturing on April 1, 2020, how would you invest it?) 
https://www.axios.com/stock-market-rebound-coronavirus-dow-jones-gain-1c954a3f-3054-4b1f-975a-2abf3c48b650.html

PROPUBLICA
— Even After Trump Declared a National Emergency, Some Talk Radio Hosts Weren’t Convinced In the last two weeks, several of the most-listened-to conservative hosts were telling millions of listeners that they should ignore the “hype” and that the coronavirus is no worse than the seasonal flu. – Jack Gillum and Derek Willis (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want to suspend First Amendment rights and shut down these “conservative hosts” that refuse to promote panic. Of course, Pritzker, and the rest my critics/opponents in Illinois, want to suspend First Amendment rights in Illinois and shut down news outlets in Illinois like GOPUSA ILLINOIS that refuse to promote panic.) 
https://www.propublica.org/article/even-after-trump-declared-a-national-emergency-some-talk-radio-hosts-werent-convinced

REASON
— Impeachment Based on Improper Motives – JOSH BLACKMAN (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who do not want me to hint, imply, argue, or shout that any individual, organization, company, government, or country has any kind of improper motive or bad judgment?) 
https://reason.com/2019/12/08/impeachment-based-on-improper-motives/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford North America Plants Won’t Resume Production March 30th After All – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/ford-north-america-plants-wont-resume-production-march-30th-after-all/
— Fitch Ratings Downgrades Ford To Lowest Investment Grade – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/fitch-ratings-downgrades-ford-to-lowest-investment-grade/

GM AUTHORITY
— New York Auto Show Postponed, Convention Center Turned Into Hospital – JONATHAN LOPEZ
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/new-york-auto-show-postponed-convention-center-turned-into-hospital/
— How Long Will General Motors Plants Remain Shut Down? – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/how-long-will-general-motors-plants-remain-shut-down/

DAILY MAIL
— Britney Spears calls for redistribution of wealth and a ‘strike’ as she tries to inspire fans amid the COVID-19 crisis – KELBY VERA
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8149109/Britney-Spears-calls-redistribution-wealth-strike-message-fans.html

March 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Nurse’s lawsuit alleges Northwestern Memorial Hospital fired her for warning about ‘ineffective’ COVID-19 masks
https://abc7chicago.com/nurses-lawsuit-alleges-she-was-fired-for-warning-about-ineffective-covid-19-masks/6044952/

WGN TV
— Unemployment soars in Illinois; State scrambles to assist – Sean Lewis
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/unemployment-soars-in-illinois-state-scrambles-to-assist/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Feds vow to send Illinois ventilators, masks after Pritzker and Trump talk things through The White House’s promise to send Illinois 300 ventilators and 250,000 masks came some 24 hours after Pritzker complained “the only way to get the president of the United States to pay attention is to go on national television and make noise about it.” – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: If you needed to be put on a ventilator to stay alive, what factors would work against you? For me, factors include my being 71 years old, my having not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and my being obese (BMI 30+).)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/23/21191917/pritzker-trump-tv-cnn-twitter-illinois-ventilators-masks-ppe-coronavirus
— Adding insult to isolation? No shame in being dubbed a ‘non-essential’ worker Most everyone would probably like to believe they are essential in at least some small way or another to the endeavors to which they devote themselves — and therefore essential to the larger society. – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I have never been essential. But then again, according to them, only they are essential.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/23/21191808/coronavirus-non-essential-job-stay-home-pritzker

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes – Dan Levin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-nyt-coronavirus-states-say-marijuana-an-essential-20200324-v6toajyrwrdddgs5f5o3vu5srm-story.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gun stores see increase in sales amid COVID-19 concerns Illinois State Police grapple with influx of firearm transfer requests – KATIE SMITH
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/23/gun-stores-see-increase-in-sales-amid-covid-19-concerns/a4gbou0/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton declares state of emergency
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/24/wheaton-declares-state-of-emergency/ajia54j/

NPR ILLINOIS
— People With Disabilities Say Rationing Care Policies Violate Civil Rights – JOSEPH SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: If healthcare was rationed, what factors would work against you? For me, factors include my being 71 years old, my having not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and my being obese (BMI 30+).)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/people-disabilities-say-rationing-care-policies-violate-civil-rights#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump says he intends to reopen country in weeks, not months
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/watch-live-white-house-coronavirus-task-force-to-give-monday-briefing/
— Normal council grants Mayor and City Manager Emergency Powers – Munashe Kwangwari III
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/normal-council-grants-mayor-and-city-manager-emergency-powers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the virus continuing to spread in McLean County, both twin cities council’s are taking the next step to ensure people are safe and have nothing to worry about. On Monday, the Normal council met to declare a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, members gave Mayor Chris Koos and City Manager Pam Reece emergency powers. What this means is, both Reece and Koos now have the authority to make decisions that might ordinarily be outside municipal policies or codes. That includes spending money outside what’s outlined in the budget to fight the pandemic. In a balance of powers effort, the town council has the ability to review any and all orders issued by the Mayor. “There are situations that we really can’t anticipate,” said City Manager, Pam Reece. “We want the ability to be able to be nimble and react quickly.” The ordinance is now in effect, and will end when Pritzker’s stay at home order ends, which at this time is set for April 7th.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Fed to buy unlimited government debt, lend to businesses – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/federal-reserve-to-lend-up-to-300b-to-businesses-cities

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— No firm plans yet for restarting legislative session – PETER HANCOCK
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/no-firm-plans-yet-for-restarting-legislative-session

CENTER SQUARE
— New bill would require school boards to explain reasons for firing school leaders – Scot Bertram (DIERSEN: Reasons include Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. What percent of teachers who are fired 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.thecentersquare.com/illinois/new-bill-would-require-school-boards-to-explain-reasons-for/article_db949d2c-6d21-11ea-89e0-dbb182baa8a1.html
— Deemed non-essential? Here’s what to do next – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I have never been essential. But then again, according to them, only they are essential.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/deemed-non-essential-here-s-what-to-do-next/article_599bf3e0-6d3c-11ea-94b5-bff963c00611.html

JAY KINZLER
— Stay Calm: Dr. Jay Kinzler’s Coronavirus Initiative
https://kinzlerforcongress.org/stay-calm-dr-jay-kinzlers-coronavirus-initiative/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PROPOSAL WOULD CUT PAY FOR CHICAGO POLITICIANS TO FUND CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE – Autin Berg (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your critics/opponents propose cutting your income to fund the coronavirus response?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/proposal-would-cut-pay-for-chicago-politicians-to-fund-coronavirus-response/

GOPUSA
— Must We Kill The Economy To Kill The Virus? – Patrick J. Buchanan 
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86484
— Americans Wait For Help As Dems Demand Leftist Ideological Wish List In Coronavirus Aid Package
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86500
— Civil Liberties Hang In Coronavirus Balance – Cheryl Chumley (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and the dupes want Pritzker to have the power to kill GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86511
— Southern Poverty Law Center Promotes Division During Call For Unity
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86496

FOX NEWS
— China’s coronavirus lies prey on US divisions — here’s how to fight their propaganda – Dan Crenshaw (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/china-coronavirus-lies-us-dan-crenshaw
— China uses American media to push coronavirus propaganda as war of words continues – Barnini Chakraborty (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-coronavirus-america-media-propaganda-war

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus crisis approaches tipping point: ‘Can’t have the cure be worse than the problem’ – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want the cure to be worse than the problem.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/coronavirus-crisis-approaches-health-vs-economy-ti/
— GOP details Pelosi’s $2.5 trillion ‘socialist wish list’ in coronavirus aid package – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-stimulus-package-socialis/
— U.S. braces as coronavirus accelerates: ‘This week, it’s going to get bad’ – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: To destroy Trump, Trump-haters want everything to “get bad.”)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/us-braces-coronavirus-accelerates-week-its-going-g/
— GOP details Pelosi’s $2.5 trillion ‘socialist wish list’ in coronavirus aid package – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-stimulus-package-socialis/
— Media, lose belligerent tone – HESSIE L. HARRIS, Silver Spring, Md.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/letters-to-the-editor-media-lose-belligerent-tone/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Soros Bankrolls Coronavirus Attack Ads Against Trump Liberal groups spend millions on anti-Trump ads in Midwest – Joe Schoffstall
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/soros-bankrolls-coronavirus-attack-ads-against-trump/
— Chinese Propaganda Video Cites CNN, Democratic Politicians to Push Regime Narrative Regime outlet cites CNN, NBC, Hillary Clinton to deny Chinese responsibility for outbreak – Collin Anderson
https://freebeacon.com/media/chinese-propaganda-video-cites-cnn-democratic-politicians-to-push-regime-narrative/
— Trump Says Won’t Allow Long-Lasting Damage to Economy From Virus – Reuters (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want to use the virus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/trump-says-wont-allow-long-lasting-damage-to-economy-from-virus/
— Pelosi’s Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Mentions ‘Diversity’ 32 Times – Andrew Stiles (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/coronavirus-diversity/
— Former Bloomberg Staffers Sue Over Campaign Layoffs Lawsuits allege campaign falsely promised salaries through November – Graham Piro (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, no one should believe promises that employers hint/imply/argue/shout.) 
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/former-bloomberg-staffers-sue-over-campaign-layoffs/
— McConnell to Dems: ‘This Isn’t a Juicy Political Opportunity, This Is a National Emergency’ Majority leader says some Dems have told him they’re ’embarrassed’ – Cameron Cawthorne
https://freebeacon.com/politics/mcconnell-to-dems-this-isnt-a-juicy-political-opportunity-this-is-a-national-emergency/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Here’s what Chinese state-run media are telling their citizens – Tom Rogan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/heres-what-chinese-state-run-media-is-telling-their-citizens
— Illinois sees three new deaths, nearly 300 new cases, of coronavirus – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-sees-three-new-deaths-nearly-300-new-cases-of-coronavirus
— Chinese officials claiming US created coronavirus does not violate Twitter rules – Jerry Dunleavy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chinese-officials-claiming-us-created-coronavirus-do-not-violate-twitter-rules

AMERICAN THINKER
— Italy fulfilling Gov Sarah Palin’s death panel prophecy – Ethel C. Fenig (DIERSEN: What would you stress about yourself to a death panel? I would stress the neither health problems nor any other kind of problem has stopped me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every a) morning since 2004 and b) evening too since 2015.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/italy_fulfilling_gov_sarah_palins_death_panel_prophecy.html

BREITBART
— Nancy Pelosi Coronavirus Relief Bill Demands Racial, Gender Diversity from Corporate Recipients – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-relief-bill-demands-racial-gender-diversity-from-corporate-recipients/
— U.S. Graduates Expect Mass Layoffs as Companies Keep Hiring H-1B Visa Workers – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What do you say to employers that prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/23/u-s-graduates-expect-mass-layoffs-as-companies-hire-more-h-1b-workers/

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s How The Media Is Pushing Chinese Propaganda And Talking Points – SHELBY TALCOTT (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/media-chinese-propaganda-coronavirus-zhao-lijian/
— Democrats Holding Up Coronavirus Relief Putting ‘Wokeness’ Over The American People – Tucker Carlson
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/tucker-carlson-democrats-wokeness-coronavirus-relief/
— Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill Pushes Provisions Unrelated To The Crisis – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-bill-provisions-unrelated-crisis/

TOWNHALL
— Pompeo Slams Iran for Repeating China’s Dangerous Wuhan Coronavirus Propaganda – Katie Pavlich (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/03/23/pompeo-slams-iran-for-repeating-chinas-dangerous-wuhan-coronavirus-propaganda-n2565492

FEDERALIST
— To Bear Arms for Self-Defense: A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? – Stephen P. Halbrook
https://fedsoc.org/commentary/publications/to-bear-arms-for-self-defense-a-right-of-the-people-or-a-privilege-of-the-few

LIFE SITE NEWS
— As Trump’s coronavirus response raises poll numbers, media demands to silence him In addition to seeing Trump being serious, aggressive, and hopeful when handling the coronavirus situation, Americans also get to see what a terrible job the media are doing. – Andrea Widberg
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/as-trumps-coronavirus-response-raises-poll-numbers-media-demands-to-silence-him

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Democrats’ Rescue Bill Plan: “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision” – William A. Jacobson 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/03/democrats-rescue-bill-plan-this-is-a-tremendous-opportunity-to-restructure-things-to-fit-our-vision/

THE HILL
— The ethics of running for office in a pandemic – PETER LOGE (DIERSEN: To win on November 3, 2020, how strongly will RINO candidates blame the pandemic on Trump and on his supporters?) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/489152-the-ethics-of-running-for-office-in-a-pandemic
— Trump’s coronavirus briefings face criticism – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489139-the-memo-trumps-coronavirus-briefings-face-criticism
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters pressure Biden to step up coronavirus response. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489096-biden-under-pressure-to-step-up-coronavirus-response

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump Says Asian Americans Not To Blame For Coronavirus The president called for Asian Americans to be protected. – Josephine Harvey (DIERSEN: Trump-haters charge Trump with vilifying Asian Americans. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters vilify individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-asian-americans-coronavirus_n_5e794d78c5b63c3b6495ddbd

POLITICO
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Fears mount of a coronavirus-induced depression Economists increasingly warn that Washington’s current efforts won’t be enough to fight a downturn approaching the devastation seen eight decades ago. – BEN WHITE (DIERSEN: Ask a Trump-hater what they would rather have – prosperity and safety under Trump or poverty and crime under Biden – and they will say poverty and crime under Biden.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/great-depression-coronavirus-induced-calamity-145304
— Who is most at risk in the coronavirus crisis: 24 million of the lowest-income workers Cashiers, nursing assistants, paramedics: These people are at highest risk of exposure to coronavirus — and make a median wage of less than $35,000 a year – BEATRICE JIN and ANDREW MCGILL
https://www.politico.com/interactives/2020/coronavirus-impact-on-low-income-jobs-by-occupation-chart/
— House panel warns coronavirus could destroy Postal Service by June “It has become clear that the Postal Service will not survive the summer without immediate help,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney. – KYLE CHENEY (DIERSEN: I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-postal-service-june-145683
— Health officials want Trump to ‘double down, not lighten up’ restrictions There is a brewing clash between public health experts and economic officials about when to lift social distancing measures. – ADAM CANCRYN and NANCY COOK
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-economy-trump-restart-145222
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters say “Trump works to rewrite narrative on coronavirus response The president’s team is working to quickly blunt criticism of his handling of the outbreak.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/24/trump-coronavirus-campaign-reelection-145007

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Americans’ anxiety erupts in telephone town halls – Sara Burnett
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2020/03/23/americans-anxiety-erupts-telephone-town-halls/111459464/

ABC NEWS
— Networks face decision: How long to stick with Trump? Six network news divisions began televising President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefing Monday evening – AP 
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/networks-face-decision-long-stick-trump-69761779
— Coronavirus government response updates: US, Trump says, not built to be ‘shut down’ “There will be tremendous death” from shutting down the economy, he said. – Libby Cathey
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/coronavirus-government-response-updates-klobuchars-husband-tests-positive/story?id=69745713

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: World Health Organization says “the pandemic is accelerating”
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-deaths-2020-03-23/

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Coronavirus Revives Facebook as a News Powerhouse More than half of all news consumption on Facebook in America is about the virus, according to an internal report. – Kevin Roose and Gabriel J.X. Dance (DIERSEN: Of Course, my critics/opponents do not want anyone to learn anything about coronavirus by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/technology/coronavirus-facebook-news.html
— Joe Biden Is Trying to Be Heard on the Virus. Can He Break Through? As President Trump holds daily briefings, Mr. Biden has kept a low profile, worrying Democrats who feel the president needs to be challenged more robustly. – Thomas Kaplan and Alexander Burns (DIERSEN: Who has challenged you the most robustly? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have challenged me the most robustly. I would focus on those who succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership. I would focus on my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who have worked harder against me than against any Democrat.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/politics/joe-biden-2020-virus.html
— Local News Outlets Dealt a Crippling Blow by This Biggest of Stories Layoffs. Canceled print editions. Weekly papers and small dailies across the country face peril as the coronavirus cuts off ads and live events. – Tiffany Hsu and Marc Tracy
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/media/coronavirus-local-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Instead of reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to focus on “frivolity and escapism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/opinion/video-games-covid-distancing.html
— FRONT PAGE: Trump-haters do everything that they can to make Chinese-Americans, and everyone else, hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/chinese-coronavirus-racist-attacks.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes – Dan Levin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-weed-marijuana.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House suspension of reporter’s press credential at issue in First Amendment lawsuit – Ann E. Marimow (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have suspended my GOPUSA press credential. I would focus on those who destroy those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/white-house-suspension-of-reporters-press-credential-at-issue-in-first-amendment-lawsuit/2020/03/23/1afd54dc-6d26-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— China is reporting big successes in the coronavirus fight. Should we trust the numbers? Here’s why you should be skeptical. – Jeremy L. Wallace (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/23/china-is-reporting-big-successes-coronavirus-fight-dont-trust-numbers/
— Coronavirus could drive up insurance premiums for tens of millions of Americans, projection shows – Paige Winfield Cunningham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2020/03/24/the-health-202-coronavirus-will-drive-up-insurance-premiums-for-tens-of-millions-of-americans-projection-shows/5e78d97188e0fa101a750100/
— WHO warns United States could become next epicenter of global coronavirus crisis, citing ‘very large acceleration’ in infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/24/coronavirus-latest-news/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— 80% of coronavirus patients in L.A. County are ages 18 to 65, infecting people ‘across the board’ – COLLEEN SHALBY, ALEX WIGGLESWORTH, HOWARD BLUME
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-23/coronavirus-patients-los-angeles-county-ages-18-65

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— As Economic Toll Mounts, Nation Ponders Trade-Offs Cost of confronting pandemic is millions of jobs, trillions in wealth lost to save potentially millions of lives – Jon Hilsenrath and Stephanie Armour (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the pandemic to destroy America to destroy Trump. If you do not believe that, you are hopelessly naive.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-economic-toll-mounts-nation-ponders-the-trade-offs-11584970165
— U.S. Domestic Passenger Flights Could Virtually Shut Down, Voluntarily or by Government Order As airlines struggle to keep aircraft flying with minimal passengers, various options are being considered – Andy Pasztor and Alison Sider (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the pandemic to destroy America to destroy Trump. If you do not believe that, you are hopelessly naive.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-domestic-passenger-flights-could-virtually-shut-down-voluntarily-or-by-government-order-11585013673

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want those who are members of the following groups because they vote for Democrats: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/isaacmizrahi/2020/03/23/the-minority-majority-shift-two-decades-that-will-change-america-tech-world-faces-a-reboot/#372fb45a3656

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want “an immediate five-week national lockdown.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/21/coronavirus-america-needs-five-week-national-lockdown-column/2890376001/
— Thousands of scientists are racing to find a vaccine for coronavirus. 41 possibilities are in the works. – Elizabeth Weise
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/03/19/more-than-41-potential-coronavirus-vaccines-works/2870009001/

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says a failing economy is worse than coronavirus – Abby Livingston
http://theparisnews.com/free/article_2f74b384-6dc0-11ea-bb9c-3776de6416fc.html

BUSINESSWIRE
— Majority of Americans Changing How They Shop Due to COVID-19 Concerns
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200324005062/en/Majority-Americans-Changing-Shop-Due-COVID-19-Concerns

NEW YORKER
— How to Talk to Coronavirus Skeptics – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-to-talk-to-coronavirus-skeptics

CATO
— The Constitutional Police Power, In And After An Emergency – Walter Olson
https://www.cato.org/blog/constitutional-police-power-after-emergenc

VOX
— Cable news should cancel the Trump Show Airing Trump’s daily “briefings” live misinforms people and undermines public health officials. – Matthew Yglesias (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. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/23/21190362/trump-daily-coronavirus-briefing-fox-cnn-msnbc

AXIOS
— Coronavirus inspires divergent messages and misinformation – Eileen Drage O’Reilly (DIERSEN: What obligation do leaders of organizations have to protect the members of their organization? What obligation do elected officials have to protect their constituents? What if Pritzker uses his emergency powers to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to stop “divergent messages and misinformation” about coronavirus? Which of the following will come to my defense: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization including Chris LeVan, Yadav Nathwani, John Minino, and Beth Tatro; DuPage County Republican Central Committee including Marty Keller, Paul Hinds, Gwen Henry, and Becky Rudolph; Illinois Republican Party including Demetra DeMonte, Richard Porter, Tim Schneider, Mark Shaw, and Bob Grogan; Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and/or d) those who I am a constituent of including Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Bill Brady, Jim Durkin, Amy Grant, Dan Cronin, Robert Berlin, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Grogan, James Mendrick, Richard Jorgensen, Fred Bucholz, Gwen Henry, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Elliott, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Whelan, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Sal Falbo, Yaday Nathwani, David Molitor, John Monino, Phil Suess, Susanne Fitch, and Lynn Robbins?) 
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-pandemic-misinformation-trump-fauci-ff6e2544-ae2b-4ba6-877c-cc97278415ae.html

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to lengthen the shutdown.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/24/trumps-push-to-shorten-the-coronavirus-shutdown-proves-the-captain-is-flying-blind