January 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey collapses on House floor, taken to hospital Gov. Pritzker wished Bailey a speedy recovery
https://abc7chicago.com/9534487/
— Criminal Justice reform bill aims to end cash bail, expand police training, maintain police misconduct records – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/il-lawmakers-discussed-new-controversial-criminal-justice-reform-bill-/9506894/
— Pelosi: House ‘will proceed’ to impeachment of Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pelosi-house-will-proceed-to-impeachment-of-trump/9538199/
— Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘worst president’ ever, ‘failed leader’ after Capitol riot – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-trump-worst-president-ever/9533922/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Trump’s words, rhetoric have incited violence, including Capitol breach.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-trumps-words-rhetoric-have-incited-violence/9528818/

NBC5
— Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey Collapses on House Floor In a tweet, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he was “wishing a speedy recovery to Representative Bailey.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-rep-darren-bailey-collapses-on-house-floor/2412847/
— Pelosi Says House Will Impeach Trump Unless VP Forces Ouster. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Sunday joined Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in calling for Trump to “resign and go away as soon as possible” – Darlene Superville, Alan Fram and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-house-will-proceed-to-impeachment-of-trump/2412933/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Records Show Fervent Trump Fans Fueled US Capitol Takeover.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/records-show-fervent-trump-fans-fueled-us-capitol-takeover/2412968/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden Are Denounced Back Home.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/lawmakers-who-voted-against-biden-are-denounced-back-home/2412860/

CBS2
— ‘I Don’t Want You In The Store, I Don’t Want You Near Me:’ Elmhurst Cigar House Owner Puts Up Sign Reading, ‘Biden Voters Keep Out’ – Jeremy Ross
(DIERSEN: If you oppose “Trump Voters Keep Out” signs you should oppose “Biden Voters Keep Out” signs.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/09/elmhurst-cigar-house-biden-voters-keep-out-sign/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Impeachment process to start Monday morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/impeachment-process-to-start-monday-morning-speaker-nancy-pelosi-says

WGN TV
— Illinois health officials report 4,711 new cases of COVID-19, 81 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-health-officials-report-4711-new-cases-of-covid-19-81-deaths/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign.”
https://wgntv.com/news/trump-remains-defiant-amid-calls-to-resign/

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Congressmen allege that Trump-supporting Congressmen violate their oaths by supporting Trump.
https://wgnradio.com/news/national/oaths-questioned-as-trumps-backers-fight-against-loss/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-capitol-breach-who-was-there-20210111-l4zns2esifgoja2vx3fpttgnxm-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-legal-weed-a-booming-business/article_78174ff8-4ace-5b37-8025-8e52edffedab.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois House continues to debate police reform omnibus – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-house-continues-to-debate-police-reform-omnibus/article_76f85cd1-dffb-5eb4-8d6c-cfd7677f56bb.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Gun, ammo sales brisk; many items hard to find – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/insider/article/Gun-ammo-sales-brisk-many-items-hard-to-find-15859748.php

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP leadership needs vision, tradition – Darren Bailey
(DIERSEN: Who wants to be the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman? I should write a book about IRP chairmen since 2002 — Judy Baar Topinka (2002–2005), Andrew McKenna (2005–2009), Pat Brady (2009–2013), Jack Dorgan (2013–2014), and Tim Schneider (2014–present). I would focus on how the aforesaid got elected. I would focus on how they have treated Republicans like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP State Central Committee elected McKenna. Attendees included candidates McKenna, Steve McGlynn, John Cox, and Jim Nalepa.)
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/darren-bailey-guest-columnist-illinois-gop-leadership-needs-vision-tradition/article_beafcfd0-5383-11eb-be60-73903f6adb8b.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s legacy on race shadowed by divisive rhetoric, actions.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-legacy-on-race-shadowed-by-divisive-rhetoric-actions
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘worst president ever.’
https://foxillinois.com/news/entertainment/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-president-trump-worst-president-ever

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-to-visit-u-s-mexico-border-tuesday/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Recalling Nazis From His Childhood, The Hate-filled Trump-hating Schwarzenegger Decries The Capitol Assault.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/recalling-nazis-his-childhood-arnold-schwarzenegger-decries-capitol-assault#stream/0
— Trump Is Leaving Office, But His Supporters Are Here To Stay – HANNAH ALLAM
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-leaving-office-his-supporters-are-here-stay#stream/0

NAPERVILLE REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION
— Opposition Defunding IL Police
https://www.facebook.com/NapervilleGOP/

ILLINOIS FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
— Petition: Stop Bill HB 163 & Associated Defund the Police Legislation
https://www.ilfop.org/stop-bill-hb-163/

CAPITOL FAX
— House Speaker election updates
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/house-speaker-election-updates/
— Fireworks before vote on House Speaker
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/fireworks-before-vote-on-house-speaker/
— Indivisible Illinois, Chicago NOW, Women’s March Chicago, Illinois NOW join call *** Women’s groups urge vote for woman as new House Speaker – All 19 MJM opponents say they are still together
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/womens-groups-urge-vote-for-woman-as-new-house-speaker-all-19-mjm-opponents-say-they-are-still-together/
— Higher education reform bill unveiled in House; Bill filed to end state wagering prohibition on in-state college games
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/higher-education-reform-bill-unveiled-in-house-bill-filed-to-end-state-wagering-prohibition-on-in-state-college-games/
— AG Raoul lashes out at RAGA over robocalls urging march to US Capitol
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/ag-raoul-lashes-out-at-raga-over-robocalls-urging-march-to-us-capitol/
— Democrats will start voting today on House Speaker’s race
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/democrats-will-start-voting-today-on-house-speakers-race/
— Illinois State Bar Association touts benefits of criminal justice reform bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/illinois-state-bar-association-touts-benefits-of-criminal-justice-reform-bill/
— 4,711 new confirmed and probable cases; 81 additional deaths; 3,527 hospitalized; 740 in ICU; 7.9 percent case positivity rate; 9.1 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/4711-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-81-additional-deaths-3527-hospitalized-740-in-icu-79-percent-case-positivity-rate-91-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Bailey collapses on House floor
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/bailey-collapses-on-house-floor/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi sets timetable for likely Trump impeachment. House Democrats to push resolution pressuring Pence to trigger 25th Amendment. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/10/nancy-pelosi-sets-timetable-likely-trump-impeachme/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push
— AOC: Dems consider barring Trump from future office in impeachment charges – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/10/aoc-dems-consider-barring-trump-from-future-office/

FOX NEWS
— Levin: Media ‘exploiting’ Capitol riot to ‘silence conservatives’ as Democrats work to ‘choke the system’ ‘The media have played a huge, huge role in what’s going on in this country,’ says ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’ host – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/mark-levin-capitol-riot-media-exploitation-silence-conservatives
— House vote on Trump impeachment ‘will happen this week’: Rep. Clyburn
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/house-vote-on-trump-impeachment-will-happen-this-week-rep-clyburn
— Big Tech censorship – the Left should be most worried about this conservative purge. Democrats celebrating censorship, and social media companies flaunting their decisions, should be wary. – Jason Rantz
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/big-tech-censorship-left-conservative-purge-jason-rantz
— Bozell: Social media giants ‘canceling conservatives,’ antitrust action needed. Amazon, Apple and Google have taken action against Parler, an alternative social media app drawing conservative users. – Evie Fordham
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/amazon-parler-apple-removal-download-aws-conservatives

BLAZE
— Antifa mob attacks Trump supporters in San Diego But Joe Biden said ‘Antifa’s an idea’ – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/antifa-attack-trump-supporters-san-diego

CBN NEWS
— Parler Suspended From Amazon, Apple, Google; CEO Says It’s a ‘Coordinated Attack by the Tech Giants’ – Andrea Morris
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/january/parler-suspended-from-amazon-apple-google-ceo-says-its-a-coordinated-attack-by-the-tech-giants

DAILY WIRE
— Left-Wing Reporters Demand Twitter Silence Conservative Reporters That Have Done Nothing Wrong – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/left-wing-reporters-demand-twitter-silence-conservative-reporters-that-have-done-nothing-wrong
— ACLU Worries About Social Media’s ‘Unchecked Power To Remove People From Platforms’ After Twitter, Facebook Ban Trump – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/aclu-worries-about-social-medias-unchecked-power-to-remove-people-from-platforms-after-twitter-facebook-ban-trump

NEWSMAX
— Federalist Publisher: Big Tech Colluding to Destroy Conservative Speech – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/bigtech-federalist-conservative-socialmedia/2021/01/10/id/1004993/

TOWNHALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “There’s a Better Alternative to Impeachment.”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/10/why-rep-kinzinger-backs-invoking-the-25th-amendment-over-impeachment-n2582888
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL) on Sunday said he believes impeaching President Donald Trump isn’t a “smart move.” Instead, he would rather see Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment. “I honestly don’t think impeachment is the smart move because I think it victimizes Donald Trump again, Kinzinger explained to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “… He stirred up a crowd. It was an executive branch attack on the legislative branch, one of the worst days in American history.” The congressman said he would “vote the right way” on whatever articles of impeachment are brought forth. The issue he has is the small amount of time left in Trump’s administration. “I would think it’s the right move if we had more than basically 10 days left of the administration,” Kinzinger said. ” … We’re not going to be able to even get through a trial so, yeah, he’ll be impeached a second time, but also exonerated, in theory, a second time. It depends on how that trial goes. If they do it once he’s out of office, all that. I think there’s a lot of ideas with censor, with preventing him from being able to run again. The reality is we just don’t have a lot of time in this administration left, which is a good thing.”)
— Get Ready for the Biden Gun Grab – Andrew Pollack
https://townhall.com/columnists/andrewpollack/2021/01/10/get-ready-for-the-biden-gun-grab-n2582867

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Says He Will ‘Defeat the NRA’ While in Office – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-says-he-will-defeat-the-nra-while-in-office_3650623.html
— Rep. Nunes Calls for Racketeering Investigation Into Big Tech Companies Following Parler Ban – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-nunes-calls-for-racketeering-investigation-into-big-tech-companies-following-parler-ban_3650863.html

THE HILL
— Pelosi: Democrats will move to impeach Trump – MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533572-pelosi-democrats-will-impeach-trump
— Lawmakers mount pressure on Trump to leave office – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/533542-lawmakers-mount-pressure-on-Trump-to-leave-office
— Kinzinger: Trump’s resignation would be ‘best thing for the country to heal’ – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/533529-kinzinger-trumps-resignation-would-be-best-thing-for-the-country
— GOP and nation grapples with what comes next – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533545-the-memo-gop-and-nation-grapples-with-what-comes-next

POLITICO
— Pelosi says Democrats will move forward with trying to remove Trump. “We will act with urgency,” she said. – HEATHER CAYGLE and SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/10/pelosi-says-democrats-will-move-forward-with-trying-to-remove-trump-457257
— GOP prepares for battle with new archvillain. Less than 24 hours after Trump’s ban from Twitter, Republicans seized on the issue for the midterm elections and beyond. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/10/gop-trump-twitter-ban-big-tech-456866

ABC NEWS
— Trump should resign or be removed by 25th Amendment: Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Trump was a “clear and present danger,” should be impeached. – Adia Robinson
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-represents-clear-present-danger-congress-country-ocasio/story

NEW YORK TIMES
— House Says It Will Move Swiftly With Impeachment If Pence Won’t Act
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/10/us/joe-trump-biden
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Narcissist in Chief Brings It All Crashing Down. An ending as terrible as it was predictable engulfs the president and the country.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/10/opinion/trump-narcissist-capitol-riots.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump scrambles to find new social network after Twitter ban, as White House prepares to blast big tech – Tony Romm and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-banned-apps/
— Police departments across the U.S. open probes into whether their own members took part in the Capitol riot – Kim Bellware
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/01/09/investigating-police-rioters/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House to Move to Impeach Trump After Push to Have Pence Remove Him From Office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will introduce a resolution on Monday; ‘We will act with urgency’ – Andrew Restuccia, Brent Kendall and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-prepares-for-trump-impeachment-could-add-charges-on-georgia-allegations-11610295488

USA TODAY
— YouTube removes Rudy Giuliani podcast video and Steve Bannon’s channel as it cracks down on misinformation – Kelly Tyko
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-ban-rudy-giuliani-youtube-podcast-video-removed/6611765002/

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Schwarzenegger compares mob attack on Capitol to Nazi assault on Jews, calls Trump a ‘failed leader’ – Kellie Hwang
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Schwarzenegger-compares-mob-attack-on-Capitol-to-15859983.php

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn’t go quietly.”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/no-surprise-trump-left-many-clues-he-wouldnt-go-quietly

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Adam Kinzinger Never Felt ‘Real Evil’ More Strongly Than During Pro-Trump Capitol Riot.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-never-felt-real-evil-more-strongly-during-pro-trump-capitol-riot-1560343
— Devin Nunes Complains on Fox News ‘Republicans Have No Way to Communicate’ if Parler Taken Down – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/devin-nunes-complains-fox-news-republicans-have-no-way-communicate-if-parler-taken-down-1560337

GUARDIAN
— Republicans and Democrats split over freedom of speech
(DIERSEN: RINOs side with Democrats against Republicans. Democrats and RINOs do not want anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/09/trump-twitter-republicans-democrats

December 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 6,239 cases, 116 coronavirus deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6239-covid-19-cases-116-deaths/8980192/

NBC5
— US Surgeon General Says New Coronavirus Variant in UK May Already Be in US
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-surgeon-general-says-new-coronavirus-variant-in-uk-may-already-be-in-us/2400822/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois continues lowering COVID-19 positivity rate with 6,239 new cases reported
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/12/22/22194986/covid-19-relief-money-expected-early-next-week-mnuchin-live-updates
— 1,500 Cook County health care, sheriff’s employees walk off the job for one-day strike. The planned strike came after union members were unable to come to an agreement with the county over pandemic pay and safer working conditions. – Jermaine Nolen
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/12/22/22194978/union-strike-cook-county-health-care-sheriffs-employees-walk-off-job-seiu-local-73

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Durbin says Illinois shouldn’t count on Washington for future pandemic aid to deal with state’s budget deficit – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-durbin-coronavirus-relief-bill-20201222-qnsz5z5q3ba2jizncs2x3edqpy-story.html
— Evanston moves forward with housing reparations plan; some residents advocate for direct payments – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-reparations-housing-program-update-tl-1217-20201222-qbkkf2tl6nelfb5tckpuc6uy4y-story.html
— Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ‘deeply disappointed’ as SEIU Local 73 holds one-day strike over pay, other demands – ALICE YIN and LIAM FORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-cook-county-toni-preckwinkle-seiu-73-one-day-strike-20201222-h7dpmadcozghlpmcppdth6rhrq-story.html
— Crowds of candidates file to run for township offices in south and southwest suburbs – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-township-election-filings-st-1223-20201222-qrtjznfj2jdwhficbvi3cuhija-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Eric Wallace of Flossmoor, Republican committeeman who unsuccessfully challenged state Sen. Patrick Joyce, D-Essex, in November heads a Republican slate that includes Rebekah L. Moore for clerk, Jack J. McInerney Jr. for highway commissioner and Leslie Moor, Jennifer L. Wallace and La Vetta D. Williams for three of the four trustee seats.)

DAILY HERALD
— Kane County spends last of $93 million in federal relief funds – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201222/kane-county-spends-last-of-93-million-in-federal-relief-funds
— Judge rules against McHenry Township Highway Commissioner’s challenge against huge tax levy cuts – Sam Lounsberry
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201222/judge-rules-against-mchenry-township-highway-commissioners-challenge-against-huge-tax-levy-cuts
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump, House lawmakers plot futile effort to block Biden win
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201221/news/312219833/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois population drops for 7th straight year. New figures raise the odds the state could lose not one but two congressional seats. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-population-drops-7th-straight-year
— Suburbs came up on top in 2020 housing market. In the metro area, home prices and sales volume are rising faster than in the city. That’s not to say the city is weak. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/suburbs-came-top-2020-housing-market
— More details on what Chicago gets in the COVID-relief deal. On the list: $1 billion for testing and vaccine distribution, likely aid for the CTA Red Line, and work at Argonne and Fermi labs. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/more-details-what-chicago-gets-covid-relief-deal

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Sen. Dick Durbin: No direct funding to state, local governments in relief bill – Sarah Mansur
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/sen-dick-durbin-no-direct-funding-to-state-local-governments-in-relief-bill/article_83ca00f1-a393-5b08-9c3b-dbcd32498882.html

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— Can Joe Biden ‘heal’ the United States? Political experts disagree – Arie Kruglanski
(DIERSEN: Those who voted for Biden want Biden to use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Can-Joe-Biden-heal-the-United-States-Political-15822468.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— The ‘Darkest Days’ Are Ahead Of Us, Biden Warns About COVID-19 Pandemic – ALANA WISE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/watch-live-biden-gives-remarks-ahead-holiday#stream/0
— Personal Finance Columnist Michelle Singletary Examines Race, Wealth Gap For Black Americans
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/personal-finance-columnist-michelle-singletary-examines-race-wealth-gap-black-americans#stream/0

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “For undocumented immigrants, the work doesn’t stop at the election.”
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/undocumented-immigrants-suburbs-election/Content?oid=85138024

CAPITOL FAX
— 6,239 new confirmed and probable cases; 116 additional deaths; 4,571 hospitalized; 981 in the ICU; 7.4 percent case positivity rate; 9.0 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/22/6239-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-116-additional-deaths-4571-hospitalized-981-in-the-icu-74-percent-case-positivity-rate-90-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/22/covid-19-roundup-70/

FOX NEWS
— Trump threatens to veto massive COVID bill, demands Congress make this big change. “I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump said in a video posted to Twitter.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-threatens-to-veto-massive-covid-bill

BLAZE
— Pakistani ‘gender programs,’ horse-racing integrity, climate monitoring in Tibet: Just a few of the ridiculous things thrown into the COVID relief omnibus package Prepare to be very disappointed in your government – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/covid-relief-omnibus-spending-bill

GOPUSA
— Biden’s Campaign Head Calls GOP Expletives … Unity Push Dead?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99452
— Lockdowns Are The Great Unequalizer
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99535

BREITBART
— Washington Post Depicts Republican ‘Collaborators’ as Rats: ‘Nazi-Style Propaganda’ – JOSHUA KLEIN
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/12/21/wapo-depicts-republican-collaborators-rats-nazi-style/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Barr Flakes Out Betrays Trump And MAGA Conservatives
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/barr-flakes-out-betrays-trump-and-maga-conservatives

CBN NEWS
— MRC Lists 25 Stunning Examples of Big Tech’s Censoring of Conservatives in 2020
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/december/mrc-lists-25-stunning-examples-of-big-techs-censoring-of-conservatives-in-2020

CHRISTIAN POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters use Pat Robertson against Trump.
https://www.christianpost.com/news/pat-robertson-says-biden-won-trump-lives-in-alternate-reality.html

COLLEGE FIX
— Calling everything ‘racist’ makes the term meaningless, sociology professor warns
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/calling-everything-racist-makes-the-term-meaningless-sociology-professor-warns/

EPOCH TIMES
— More GOP Lawmakers Back Electoral College Challenge – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/more-gop-lawmakers-backing-electoral-college-challenge_3629226.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Anjanette Young to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/chicago-police-video-anjanette-young-should-shock-america-it-doesn-ncna1252123

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Is Trump Really All That Holds the G.O.P. Together?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/opinion/trump-republican-party.html
— They’re Young, Unemployed and Facing Bleak Prospects. They worked low-paid jobs in restaurants, stores and theaters. Now they are filing for unemployment at higher rates than before the pandemic. – Winnie Hu
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/nyregion/nyc-unemployed-young-workers.html

GM AUTHORITY
— President-Elect Joe Biden Praises Genovation GXE Electric Corvette – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/12/president-elect-joe-biden-praises-genovation-gxe-electric-corvette-video/

November 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,594 new coronavirus cases, 66 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-coronavirus-19-today-testing/8307102/

NBC5
— Almost No Trump Voters Consider Biden the Legitimate 2020 Election Winner – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/almost-no-trump-voters-consider-biden-the-legitimate-2020-election-winner-poll-says/2378862/
— Trump Will Campaign for Georgia GOP Senate Candidates, Urges Supporters Not to Boycott Runoff Elections – Hannah Miao
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-will-campaign-for-georgia-gop-senate-candidates-urges-supporters-not-to-boycott-runoff-elections/2381545/
— Illinois Surpasses 700K COVID Cases With 7,574 More Reported Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-surpasses-700k-covid-cases-with-7574-more-reported-friday/2381507/

WGN TV
— Illinois surpasses 700,000 COVID-19 cases, 12,000 deaths as state reports 7,574 new cases, 66 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-surpasses-700000-covid-19-cases-12000-deaths-as-state-reports-7574-new-cases-66-deaths/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Fake jobs, fake news: Fake Foxconn comes further into focus – MICHAEL FARREN AND MATTHEW MITCHELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-foxconn-government-subsidies-wisconsin-20201127-rjnz7mslwrbffk7tstneoh7psm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois surpasses 12,000 COVID-19 deaths (19% of those this month), 700,000 cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201127/illinois-surpasses-12000-covid-19-deaths-19-of-those-this-month-700000-cases

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— State panel releases documents related to Madigan probe – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/State-panel-releases-documents-related-to-Madigan-15757841.php

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Farewell: Thanks for the experiences and your help along the way – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/subscriber/20201127/farewell-thanks-for-experiences-and-your-help-along-way
— Cancellation of holiday displays at the Capitol ‘disappointing’ – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/subscriber/20201127/cancellation-of-holiday-displays-at-capitol-lsquodisappointingrsquo

WSPY
— Morris State Senator Sue Rezin Appointed to Republican Leadership Position – Ethan Kruger
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/morris-state-senator-appointed-to-republican-leadership-position/article_cefa85ea-30da-11eb-aaeb-3b90b38b1f47.html

CHICAGO READER
— Boystown, the enclave billed as a place where LGBTQ+ people of all stripes are safe to be themselves, faces a racial reckoning decades in the making. – Adam M. Rhodes
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/were-not-asking-for-any-more-than-what-we-are-already-deserved/Content

WHEATON PATCH
— 666 New Coronavirus Cases In DuPage County In Past 24 Hours Six people died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to DuPage County Health Department – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/666-new-coronavirus-cases-dupage-county-past-24-hours

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
— COD Student Samiha Syed Named 2020 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate – Jordyn Holliday
https://www.cod.edu/news/2020/october/samihasyedstudentlaureate.aspx

WIREPOINTS
— How To Focus Protection On Those Truly At Risk From Covid-19 – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/how-to-focus-protection-on-those-truly-at-risk-from-covid-19-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 9 days, another 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/9-days-another-1000-covid-19-deaths-in-illinois/
— Far-left pressures Biden on administration picks – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/far-left-pressures-biden-administration-picks/
— Dominion software manipulated votes — 289K in Michigan, 96K in Georgia, lawsuits claim – Alex Swoyer (DIERSEN: Did Dominion count your vote in the November 3, 2020 election?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/27/dominion-software-manipulated-votes-289k-michigan-/

FOX NEWS
— Trump says election fight still has ‘a long way to go’ – Jack Durschlag
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-says-election-fight-still-has-a-long-way-to-go
— Macy’s under fire after calling Black sorority in parade ‘diverse dance group’ Zeta Phi Beta is one of the country’s oldest Black sororities – Julia Musto
https://www.foxnews.com/us/macys-under-fire-after-calling-black-sorority-in-parade-diverse-dance-group

GOPUSA
— Trump Says ‘No Thanks’ To Woke NFL As Players Kneel For The National Anthem On Thanksgiving
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98430

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Slams Twitter For ‘Conservative Discrimination,’ Calls For Repeal Of Section 230 – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-slams-twitter-for-conservative-discrimination-calls-for-repeal-of-section-230

DAILY SIGNAL
— 5 ‘Terrifying’ Policies to Brace for Under Biden – Tony Perkins
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/20/5-terrifying-policies-to-brace-for-under-biden/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The very first, Jeffrey explained on “Washington Watch” on Wednesday, is to codify Roe v. Wade—making it impossible for states to limit or ban abortion for any reason. “Joe Biden wants a federal law that makes abortion nationwide a quote-unquote ‘right.’ Which I say is evil.” And, to add to that evil, he wants to force every American to pay for it. That’s No. 2: Biden wants to end the Hyde Amendment. In other words, every federal spending bill could be used in some way to fund abortion. The pro-life Hyde Amendment, which has stood in the way of that radical free-for-all for more than 40 years, would be gone, Jeffrey said. . .No. 3: Biden would reinstate the Obamacare mandate, demanding that every business and nonprofit cover abortion-causing pills and contraception in their health plans. As Jeffrey points out, “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court never really settled that issue, [so] this is a place where Joe Biden right away could do some serious damage.” No. 4: Biden says that on Day One, “he’s going to force public schools and colleges to treat biological males as if they’re females. He literally says they’re going to have to let transgenders pick their own gender identity … So literally, Joe Biden will order public schools to say that anatomical males can play on the girls sports teams, use the girls’ shower rooms, and use the girls’ restrooms. Completely outrageous, absolutely evil.” Last but certainly not least, the Obama vice president says he would order insurance companies to cover gender-reassignment surgeries—not only for adults, but young, impressionable children. Similar to [the] Hobby Lobby case, he’d make family-owned businesses provide that “treatment,” which is actually mutilation. “These issues, particularly those last two,” Jeffrey said, “did not get nearly the kind of exposure and discussion they deserved before the election. I think there are many Americans who have no idea that Joe Biden is going to order public schools to let boys play on their girls sports teams and let boys use the girls’ locker rooms. “To me, that’s such a huge [overreach]. And it’s not just evil. It shows a distortion of [Biden’s] mind and heart. And I don’t think there’s any way he could defend it … .” Some of these things, of course, he can’t do without Congress’ help. And that’s where you and I come in—encouraging our senators and congressmen to stand firm.)

CHRISTIAN POST
— Americans increasingly comfortable with church defiance of COVID-19 restrictions: survey – Ryan Foley
https://www.christianpost.com/news/support-for-church-defiance-of-covid-19-restrictions-increases.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Pennsylvania Court Rejects Trump Appeal, Campaign Lawyers Say It’s ‘On to SCOTUS’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pennsylvania-court-rejects-trump-appeal-campaign-lawyers-say-its-on-to-scotus_3595982.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Job for Life, or Not? A Class Divide Deepens in Japan Two court rulings threaten to further entrench distinctions in Japan between “regular” workers and the growing ranks of nonregular employees, many of whom are women. – Makiko Inoue and Ben Dooley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/business/japan-workers.html

NEW REPUBLIC
— Is America Trapped in a Caste System? Isabel Wilkerson compares American racism to structures of oppression in India and Nazi Germany. – Gaiutra Bahadur (DIERSEN: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/160329/caste-book-review-isabel-wilkerson-origin-discontents?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tnr_daily

CONVERSATION
— Being good at your job won’t stop age discrimination – Jelle Lössbroek (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use up-or-out to get rid of Republicans. The Democrats who run the federal government use up-or-out to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://theconversation.com/being-good-at-your-job-wont-stop-age-discrimination-149954

(FROM THE ARTICLE: How old you are could be more important to some employers than your experience, or your capacity to do the job – particularly for older candidates. That was the conclusion of research my colleagues and I recently published on age discrimination. We tested 500 managers across nine European countries, using job applications of people aged between 43 and 63, and showed more suitable job candidates did not experience less discrimination. Our findings are especially significant seeing as retirement ages are on the up. Since 2000 they have risen across Europe by an average of 2.5 years and in many countries are projected to increase even further. The COVID-19 pandemic is primarily increasing unemployment among younger workers, but acquiring a new job can be easier for them than for older people, precisely because of this inequality in hiring practices. Ageism is also known to force older workers to accept unfavorable job conditions. And we know prolonged unemployment for older people is painful both financially and for their mental health. Damaging stereotypes  One theory about age discrimination focuses on something known as “statistical discrimination”, which we looked at in our study. It is the idea that employers often lack the proper information to determine which candidate is best, and therefore they base their decisions on discriminatory stereotypes. Information refers, in this instance, to details about training, experience, motivation, performance, health, and retirement intentions, or what we called the six productivity indicators. Interviews with managers suggest employers still fear that older workers are sick more often and that they are less motivated, healthy and productive. So, given the choice between an old and a young candidate with identical CVs, an employer affected by statistical discrimination would supposedly choose the younger candidate. Without enough information to differentiate between the two, they would resort to the stereotype of the older candidate being less productive and sick more often. If this explanation for discrimination is true, then employers might discriminate less on age if they had more information. Positive information would be especially relevant, because this goes against stereotypes. Negative information only confirms what the stereotypes already suggested.)

November 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: New IL restrictions announced as state reports 12,601 new coronavirus cases, 97 deaths All of Illinois moves into Tier 3 Mitigation Friday at 12:01 a.m.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/new-il-covid-19-restrictions-announced-12601-new-cases-reported/8043321/
— Facebook, Twitter CEOs pressed by Senate Judiciary Committee on election handling – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/facebook-twitter-ceos-pressed-by-senate-on-election-handling/8039996/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 8,000 fraudulent voter registration applications submitted on behalf of homeless people in LA – Mary Stringini
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/8000-fraudulent-voter-registration-applications-submitted-on-behalf-of-homeless-people-in-la

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker lowers capacity for retail shops and shuts down casinos in latest effort to slow COVID-19 surge – DAN PETRELLA, JAMIE MUNKS and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-estrictions-20201117-gtpmjo6dw5galgk2ldu25nqwci-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 12,601 new COVID-19 cases, 97 more deaths reported; Gov. Pritzker announces new restrictions; CPS to resume in-person classes in January
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201117-drsdnckxgbbu3ex5zzqqry5psi-story.html
— Rudy Giuliani is said to seek $20,000 a day payment for Trump legal work – MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT AND MAGGIE HABERMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-rudy-giuliani-trump-legal-payment-20201117-i3iobxn5bzdglonznd7kvzkm54-story.html
— Naperville officials are considering mask mandate, mayor says at COVID-19 town hall meeting – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-edward-hospital-town-hall-st-1118-20201117-kybylkgpufhmpgiffj4kdp33se-story.html
— Chicago updates city’s COVID-19 travel list, urges people to cancel ‘traditional Thanksgiving’ – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-coronavirus-travel-order-thanksgiving-plans-20201117-c4phpus6tncq3hk2szbuzgf7wy-story.html
— How ’defund the police’ sabotaged Democrats on Election Day – CLARENCE PAGE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-clyburn-spanberger-democrats-defund-police-page-20201117-tg2xouihifesvl2vlcv3xrf7xa-story.html
— Trump fires director of federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-fires-chris-krebs-dhs-official-20201118-lqjok4vh5zav7bd4dyzyv3lniq-story.html
— New Trier High School Caucus announces slate of candidates – DANIEL I. DORFMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/ct-wml-new-trier-caucus-picks-tl-1119-20201117-dc4uwobnxvfu7hidgliwh7yoga-story.html
— Northbrook Caucus slates candidates for spring election, including pick to replace President Sandy Frum – KAITLIN EDQUIST
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/ct-nbs-northbrook-caucus-slates-candidates-tl-1119-20201117-7xm3th6r7zfh7psejztgvaunzm-story.html
— Final election tally confirms Lake County riding crest of a ‘blue wave’ – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-election-final-results-st-1118-20201118-kxup5mqlgngsha66wilk7euqea-story.html
— Duckworth says she’s talking to Biden team | Pritzker gets personal about Thanksgiving | State shutting casinos, reducing capacity at some retail outlets – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-duckworth-pritzker-retail-casinos-scott-atlas-controversy-spin-20201118-mbmk367xhjd6dmnzwg7cj5xgr4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says that he is “Struggling to understand GOP cowardice.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/17/21571360/2020-election-president-trump-concede-biden-republicans-cowardice-book-graham-mcconnell-cruz-rubio

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Dangerous COVID surge brings more restrictions Pritzker announces new limits on retail, casinos and museums. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/dangerous-covid-surge-brings-more-restrictions

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Wednesday rally opposes Blue Lives Matter resolution – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/insider/article/Rally-opposing-Blue-Lives-Matter-resolution-set-15733718.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Facebook And Twitter Defend Election Policies To Skeptical Senators – SHANNON BOND
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/facebook-and-twitter-defend-election-policies-skeptical-senators#stream/0

KENDAL COUNTY NOW
— Oswego Township Republican Caucus set for Dec. 1
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/11/14/oswego-township-republican-caucus-set-for-dec-1/ap6e4ky/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Algonquin Township Republicans Plan February Primary Elections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/16/algonquin-township-republicans-plan-february-primary-elections/
— High School District 155 Set to Borrow $9.8 Million Without a Referendum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/16/high-school-district-155-set-to-borrow-9-8-million-without-a-referendum/
— Nunda Township Republicans Holding Primary Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/16/nunda-township-republicans-holding-primary-election/
— Cal, Sr., vs. Cal, Jr.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/16/cal-sr-vs-cal-jr/
— McConchie Sends Email to Constituents about New Role as Senate GOP Leader
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/16/mcconchie-sends-email-to-constituents-about-new-role-as-senate-gop-leader/
— Could Lauren Underwood Be on the Fast Track to the U.S. Senate?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/17/could-loren-underwood-be-on-the-fast-track-to-the-u-s-senate/

CAPITOL FAX
— Tier 3 mitigations announced statewide
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/17/tier-3-mitigations-announced-statewide/
— React rolls in to Pritzker’s Tier 3 mitigations
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/17/react-rolls-in-to-pritzkers-tier-3-mitigations/
— 12,601 new confirmed and probable cases, 97 additional deaths, 5,887 hospitalized, 1,158 in ICU, 12.5 percent case positivity rate, 14.5 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/17/12601-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-97-additional-deaths-5887-hospitalized-1158-in-icu-125-percent-case-positivity-rate-145-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Rep. John Cabello has lost his race Cabello said he is considering asking for a recount.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/17/rep-john-cabello-has-lost-his-race/
— Pritzker: “Put yourself in the shoes of a high school girl who is being weaponized against her father by his political opponents. Weaponized with lies”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/17/pritzker-put-yourself-in-the-shoes-of-a-high-school-girl-who-is-being-weaponized-against-her-father-by-his-political-opponents-weaponized-with-lies/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hawley accuses Facebook of coordinating with social media platforms to control information – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/17/hawley-accuses-facebook-coordinating-social-media-/
— Georgia secretary of state: Trump netted about 800 votes after ‘memory stick’ issue – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/17/brad-raffensperger-ga-secretary-state-trump-netted/
— Propagandists masquerading as pollsters skewed surveys – Michael McKenna
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/7/liberal-propagandist-pollsters-predicted-blue-wave/
— Zuckerberg: Facebook put warnings on or removed 150 million pieces of content surrounding election – Ryan Lovelace (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want to put warnings on articles if not remove articles linked in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they do not like.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/17/facebook-put-warnings-or-removed-150-million-piece/
— Electoral College protects minorities from passions of majority – Guy Reschenthaler (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the majority in America is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/10/guy-reschenthaler-electoral-college-protects-minor/
— Conservatives, beware: The politics of retribution begins now – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/10/editorial-the-politics-of-retribution-begins-now/
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Conservatives, beware — the politics of retribution and score-settling are upon you. If you think for a second that your vote to reelect President Donald Trump was interpreted as a ballot cast for the candidate you believe best championed your everyday concerns of life, liberty and the pursuit of justice, former First Lady Michelle Obama begs to differ. According to her and, one might assume, the DNC apparatus, “tens of millions” of you voted for the president even though it meant “supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division.” Comments like this deserve scorn and are normally best passed over unremarked. Except the sentiments of Mrs. Obama are part of an unsettling indication that unspecified forms of payback are coming. Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ominously tweeted: “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” And almost as if by sorcery, former staffers of Barack Obama and Pete Buttigieg responded. Why yes, they publicly noted, we are keeping lists, and we call our Little Red Book “The Trump Accountability Project.” The stated purpose of this (vague) initiative is to “Remember what [Trump supporters] did” by compiling a database of the names of anyone who “worked for the Trump for President campaign, Republican National Committee, and affiliated organizations”; those who “worked as political appointees in the Trump Administration”; and “individuals who used their wealth and influence to bundle money for Trump.” Political witch-hunts — straight from Mao Zedong and Pol Pot playbooks, will expand the definition of “Trump supporter.” For a short time, the former Democratic staffers left up the public Excel sheet so interested parties could read the names of the accused in real-time. Tabs for donors, endorsers, appointees, judges, campaign staff — you name it — were all searchable. Access has since been restricted, but will doubtless soon open again to the public. After all, that’s the whole point. To name, shame and enshrine in perpetuity anyone with the slightest affiliation to the Trump administration. So, conservatives, no matter how honorable and kind-hearted you may be, no matter the good you’ve done in the world, the people behind the Trump Accountability Project are here to ensure that future employers, friends, loved ones, strangers, your priest, rabbi, neighbors and, if possible, God himself, know your crimes. Or as NBC’s Jake Tapper recently put it, “I truly sympathize with those dealing with losing — it’s not easy — but at a certain point one has to think not only about what’s best for the nation (peaceful transfer of power) but how any future employers might see your character defined during adversity.” So, the stuff of dystopias is happening. The question, for all Americans, now becomes: What are we going to do about it?)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mike Lee blasts Feinstein over claim that Trump tweets incite violence – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mike-lee-blasts-feinstein-over-claim-that-trump-tweets-incite-violence

FOX NEWS
— When do states certify election results? Here are the dates Before certification day, election officials canvass results and verify the outcome – Morgan Phillips (DIERSEN: For Illinois, it is December 4.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/when-do-states-certify-election-results-dates

— CNN’s Christiane Amanpour regrets comparing Trump presidency to Nazis’ Kristallnacht – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/christiane-amanpour-regrets-comparing-trump-nazi-kristallnacht-hitler

GOPUSA
— Democrats Discover ‘Defund Police’ Message Hurt Them In The Election
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97890

BREITBART
— Dick Blumenthal Complains Facebook Not Censoring Breitbart News Enough – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/11/17/dick-blumenthal-complains-facebook-not-censoring-breitbart-news-enough/

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Claim They Want ‘Unity’ But Keep Calling Me A Nazi – Ian Haworth
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/17/democrats-claim-they-want-unity-but-keep-calling-me-a-nazi/

EPOCH TIMES
— Dominion Confirms Clinton Foundation Donation, Former Pelosi Staffer Link The Denver-based firm disputes other claims – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/dominion-confirms-clinton-foundation-donation-pelosi-staffer-link_3582450.html
— Lindsey Graham: Joe Biden Not President-Elect Until Court Cases Dismissed, States Certify Election – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/lindsey-graham-joe-biden-not-president-elect-until-court-cases-dismissed-states-certify-election_3583067.html

POLITICO
— Inside Black Lives Matter’s push for power. Black Lives Matter leaders turned out the vote. Now they want a piece of the political action. – MAYA KING (DIERSEN: What does BLM want your mayor and your city council to do? What has your mayor and your city council agreed to do for BLM? What have candidates for city council and mayor agreed to do for BLM?)
https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2020/11/17/inside-black-lives-matters-push-for-power-1336624

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans home in on bias complaints. – David McCabe
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/technology/republicans-home-in-on-bias-complaints.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The president is golfing and exercising White male privilege.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/17/president-is-golfing-exercising-white-male-privilege/
— Deadlocked board in key Michigan county fails to certify vote totals by deadline – Kayla Ruble and Tom Hamburger
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michigan-vote-canvassing-board/2020/11/17/12141222-287c-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html
— Trump fires top election security official – Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/11/17/joe-biden-trump-transition-live-updates/

USA TODAY
— Latino voters who fled dictatorships fear election was stolen from President Trump – Romina Ruiz-Goiriena
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/17/latino-trump-voters-fear-stolen-election-amid-fraud-conspiracies/6257746002/

FOX NASHVILLE
— Despite soaring COVID-19 numbers, TN House Republican Caucus holding weekend retreat – Kathleen Serie
https://fox17.com/news/local/despite-soaring-covid-19-numbers-tn-house-republican-caucus-holding-weekend-retreat

WBUR
— After Embracing Trump, MassGOP Faces Leadership Challenge – Matt Murphy (DIERSEN: In your opinion, to what extent have the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization embraced Trump?)
https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/11/17/dooley-lyons-mass-gop-trump

NEWSWEEK
— The Republicans Calling on Trump to Concede, Congratulating Biden – JACOB JARVIS (DIERSEN: The more that you dump Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise you.)
https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-calling-trump-concede-1548016

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— New High of 60% Say China Should Pay Some of World’s Coronavirus Costs
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/china/new_high_of_60_say_china_should_pay_some_of_world_s_coronavirus_costs

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 1018 James Court, Wheaton – $425,000
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447922_zpid/

July 4 Evening Edition

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Safe DuPage Hosts Celebrating Naperville’s Heroes – Aysha Ashley (DIERSEN: The twelve speakers were Krishna Bansal, Robert Berlin, Kevin Coyne, John Curran, Lisa Gangi, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Paul Leong, Jim McCluskey, Jim Oberweis, Stephanie Trussell, and Grant Wehrli.)
https://www.nctv17.com/news/safe-dupage-hosts-celebrating-napervilles-heroes/

ABC7
— Gov. JB Pritzker donates $51.5M more for taxes initiative
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-pritzker-kicks-in-$515m-more-for-taxes-initiative/6297729/
— Many Chicagoans swap cookouts for community activism this 4th of July – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicagoans-swap-july-4th-cookouts-for-community-activism/6298158/
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 862 to over 146K – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-862/6298053/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President Trump entices masses with ‘Salute for America’ event as COVID-19 cases rise.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-entices-masses-with-4th-of-july-event-as-virus-cases-rise/6298342/

NBC5
— Marches, Protests Take Place Throughout Chicago on Fourth of July Gatherings took place downtown and on the city’s South Side in protest of racism and inequality – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/hundreds-take-to-streets-of-chicago-for-protests-on-fourth-of-july/2299873/
— Illinois Reports 862 New Coronavirus Cases, 10 Additional Deaths Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-862-new-coronavirus-cases-10-additional-deaths-saturday/2299884/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Outside agitators? Few arrested in Chicago after George Floyd’s death came from elsewhere. About three of every four people arrested in the period around the protests and looting — 1,847 — gave the police Chicago addresses, and 230 more were from the suburbs. – Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/4/21312969/outside-agitators-george-floyd-chicago-looting-matthew-rupert
— Playing politics over Illinois’ big backlog of unemployment claims Some lawmakers want the governor’s office to do more to help their constituents waiting on claims. But if some folks were given preferential treatment, everyone else who’s having trouble with the system would undoubtedly be pretty darned upset. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/3/21312064/illinois-big-backlog-of-unemployment-claims-turns-dem-legislators-against-pritzker-rich-miller

WBBM
— Republican Senator Jim Oberweis Says Masks Should Not Be A Partisan Issue – CRAIG DELLIMORE
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/republican-senator-oberweis-masks-are-not-a-partisan-issue

WAND
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Americans expected to spend more on marijuana than Fourth of July food
https://www.wandtv.com/news/americans-expected-to-spend-more-on-marijuana-than-fourth-of-july-food/article_72e0a32e-be3a-11ea-81b1-4f6b478ae0ec.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Township Officials of DuPage County no longer a PAC – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/07/township-officials-of-dupage-county-no-longer-a-pac/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— GOP Holds Mini-Parade in Crystal Lake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/04/gop-holds-mini-parade-in-crystal-lake/
— Thoughts on Liberty
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/04/thoughts-on-liberty/
— No New McHenry County Coronavirus Deaths, Illinois Still Has Almost Twice as Many Deaths as Florida
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/03/no-new-coronavirus-deaths-illinois-still-has-almost-twice-as-many-deaths-as-florida/

FOX NEWS
— Justice Kavanaugh denies emergency request from Illinois GOP groups seeking to hold large rallies The Illinois Republican Party is continuing to push the lawsuit forward in the lower courts, but the Supreme Court will not be stepping in to permit political gatherings. – Caitlin McFall
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kavanaugh-denies-emergency-request-illinois-gop-groups-hold-large-rallies

BREITBART
— NPR Gives Platform to Former Neo-Nazi to Call Trump a ‘Megaphone’ for White Supremacy – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/04/npr-gives-platform-former-neo-nazi-call-trum-megaphone-white-supremacy/

NEWSMAX
— EEOC Complaint Alleges Facebook Biased Against Black Workers – Cathy Burke
https://www.newsmax.com/us/facebook-bias-eeoc/2020/07/03/id/975669/

HILLSDALE DAILY NEWS
— ‘We refuse to celebrate’: July 4th protesters say not all Americans are free – Grace Hauck
https://www.hillsdale.net/zz/news/20200704/we-refuse-to-celebrate-july-4th-protesters-say-not-all-americans-are-free

NEWS BUSTERS
— Will Joe Biden’s Press Corps Reelect Trump? – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/07/04/will-joe-bidens-press-corps-reelect-trump

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are racist. The Republican Party should sue the Democrat Party.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/505852-biden-shares-fourth-of-july-message-focusing-on-racism-we-have-a-chance-to
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To punish Trump, Trump-haters want you to vote for all the Democrats on your November 3, 2020 ballot. To vote for Democrats is to shout that you hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, involved in law enforcement, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/505752-the-memo-unhappy-voters-could-deliver-political-shocks-beyond-trump

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-racism-white-nationalism-republicans/2020/07/04/2b0aebe6-bbaf-11ea-80b9-40ece9a701dc_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-power-video-was-a-glimpse-into-trump-era-political-discourse-in-americas-friendliest-retirement-community/2020/07/04/0ca405dc-bbc0-11ea-8cf5-9c1b8d7f84c6_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— How Trump — not Biden — has helped make black lives better – Gianno Caldwell
https://nypost.com/2020/07/04/trump-not-biden-has-helped-make-black-lives-better/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Vladimir Putin trashes US Embassy for flying rainbow flag during Pride Month
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-vladimir-putin-us-embassy-rainbow-flag-moscow-20200704-aphmjndwdzdxrd2m2qd3yufhme-story.html

CBS PITTSBURG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Protesters Gather To Protest Trump Boat Parade In Pittsburgh – Chris Hoffman (DIERSEN: If a pro-Trump event was held in your municipality, in your township, in your county, a) how many would attend and b) how many would protest?)
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/07/04/protesters-gather-to-protest-trump-boat-parade-in-pittsburgh/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Fv*k the Fourth’ rants are stunning as radical left tries to erase America – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/07/04/fvk-the-fourth-rants-are-stunning-as-radical-left-tries-to-erase-america-942724

NEWSWEEK
— Big Tech Employees Donate Overwhelmingly to 2020 Democrats – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/big-tech-employees-donate-overwhelmingly-2020-democrats-1515430

May 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 100K with over 4K deaths; changes to Phase 3 include outdoor dining, state parks reopening, Pritzker says Illinois SNAP recipients to be able to buy food online, Pritzker says – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-announces-major-changes-for-next-phase-of-reopening-/6198318/

NBC5
— Restaurants Can Open With Outdoor Seating in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Reopening: Pritzker The move is a shift from the state’s original guidelines, though restaurants still cannot reopen for dine-in service until phase four
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/restaurants-can-open-with-outdoor-seating-in-phase-3-of-illinois-reopening-pritzker/2275370/
— Illinois Lawmaker Booted From Legislative Session After Refusing to Comply With Mask Requirement Rep. Darren Bailey has been a frequent critic of coronavirus restrictions, including filing suit against Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order – Shelby Bremer and James Neveau
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-lawmaker-booted-from-legislative-session-after-refusing-to-comply-with-mask-requirement/2275488/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois seeing decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations, people in ICU and on ventilators: IDPH
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-seeing-decrease-in-covid-19-hospitalizations-people-in-icu-and-on-ventilators-idph

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bare-faced Bailey gets the boot: Downstate Republican ousted from House for violating COVID-19 rules Democratic Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch made a motion to remove Rep. Darren Bailey from the House proceedings after the Republican responded “I will not,” when he was asked to come into compliance with the face covering requirement. The House voted 81-27 to remove Bailey.
— Tina Sfondeles and Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/20/21265240/protests-lawmakers-springfield-faces-covered-durkin-pritzker-madigan-covid-19-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois restaurants and bars can go al fresco as soon as next Friday as Gov. J.B. Pritzker nods to reopening pressure – BILL RUTHHART, LOUISA CHU and NICK KINDELSPERGER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-pritzker-restaurants-outdoor-dining-golf-20200520-co7snfsaezffpez4o6nhxhrnhq-story.html
— Pritzker backs down, unmasked lawmaker escorted out: First day of legislature’s special pandemic session a mix of political drama and showmanship – JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-special-session-day-one-20200520-2ope7nh4ufa7pjlzkwbmj3wada-story.html
— Naperville council adopts resolution denouncing racism and lauding diversity in wake of ‘carpetbagger’ comment – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-anti-discrimination-racism-resolution-naperville-st-20200520-jbe3pmimyzhvramxk2mu7hsze4-story.html
— AP poll: Americans harbor strong fear of second wave of coronavirus infections, back precautions amid openings – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-poll-coronavirus-attitudes-20200520-5mzt7qichje5zojh27mv2z6ki4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget under COVID-19 cloud – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200520/news/305209945/
— Judge denies Lake County sheriff’s request for information on COVID-19 patients – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200520/judge-denies-lake-county-sheriffs-request-for-information-on-covid-19-patients
— Kane County health official urges everyone get tested regardless of symptoms – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200520/kane-county-health-official-urges-everyone-get-tested-regardless-of-symptoms
— McHenry County Board members refuse vote on salary reduction, timesheet requirement – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200520/mchenry-county-board-members-refuse-vote-on-salary-reduction-timesheet-requirement

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s the plan lawmakers are drafting to balance Illinois’ 2021 budget It involves a $4.5 billion loan, for starters. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/heres-plan-lawmakers-are-drafting-balance-illinois-2021-budget
— McDonald’s tells franchisees they may need to downsize or sell The company has earmarked about $40 million in aid for restaurant owners that are in crisis following the COVID-19 lockdown, but it likely won’t be enough.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-tells-franchisees-they-may-need-downsize-or-sell
— Ford briefly stops lines at Chicago plant after 2 workers test positive The two employees had made it through Ford’s temperature scanner and daily health survey screening process. – MICHAEL MARTINEZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/ford-briefly-stops-lines-chicago-plant-after-2-workers-test-positive
— Pritzker clearing the way for outside activities, including dining The governor says as health numbers improve, he’s easing rules on some popular pursuits as soon as May 29. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-clearing-way-outside-activities-including-dining

SUBURBAN LIFE
— McSweeney sends letter to attorney general to investigate Pritzker’s “unconstitutional” stay-at-home order – NABIHA ASIM AND KATIE SMITH
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/05/20/mcsweeney-sends-letter-to-attorney-general-to-investigate-pritzkers-unconstitutional-stay-at-home-order/agzpyyk/

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Illinois GOP leaders’ first priority is reopening the state – Matt Roy
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/gop-leaders-first-priority-is-reopening-the-state

ILLINOIS NEWS 20
— Rep. Bailey removed for refusing to wear mask
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/rep-bailey-removed-for-refusing-to-wear-mask

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Naperville Park District sues Governor Pritzker – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/naperville-park-district-sues-governor-pritzker/
— Pritzker hit with Restraining Order motion yesterday – IDPH withdraws their illegal rule today! – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/pritzker-hit-with-restraining-order-motion-yesterday-idph-withdraws-their-illegal-rule-today/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER BACKS OFF ATTEMPT TO IMPOSE MISDEMEANOR CHARGES ON IL BUSINESSES VIOLATING COVID EO
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/pritzker-backs-off-attempt-to-impose-misdemeanor-charges-on-il-businesses-violating-covid-eo.html
— REP. BAILEY: WHEN WILL PRITZKER’S EMERGENCY POWERS END?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/rep-bailey-when-will-pritzkers-emergency-powers-end-.html
— GOV PRITZKER BLASTS “RE-OPEN ILLINOIS” PROTESTS; ACCUSES GOP LAWMAKERS, US SENATE CANDIDATE OF BEING “DANGEROUS”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/video-shows-re-open-illinois-supporters-complained-to-chicago-cops-about-nazi-flag-bearer.html
— RE-OPEN ILLINOIS GROUP RESPONDS TO “ANTI-SEMITIC CONCERNS”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/re-open-illinois-group-responds-to-anti-semitic-concerns.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker changes course, state will allow limited outdoor seating at bars, restaurants in Phase 3 – Boating, camping up to 10 people – Tennis facilities to open – Golf foursomes – All state parks to open
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/20/pritzker-changes-course-state-will-allow-limited-outdoor-seating-at-bars-restaurants-in-phase-3/
— 2,388 new cases, 147 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/20/2388-new-cases-147-additional-deaths/
— House votes 81-27 to remove Rep. Bailey from the House floor
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/20/house-votes-81-27-to-remove-rep-bailey-from-the-house-floor/

FOX NEWS

— Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order – Matt Finn, Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chicago-fines-churches-violation-statewide-lockdown-order
— CDC now says coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ via contaminated surfaces – Madeline Farber
https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-now-says-coronavirus-does-not-spread-easily-via-contaminated-surfaces
— Americans are rebelling against neurotic, dumb leaders and extreme coronavirus lockdowns – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-americans-are-rebelling-against-neurotic-dumb-leaders-and-extreme-coronavirus-lockdowns

May 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Republican and social justice leaders condemn anti-Semitic signs, rhetoric Pritzker protests – Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/reopening-illinois-illiois-coronavirus-stay-at-home-order-stay-at-home-protest/6194365/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Politicians were implored to denounce the anti-Semitism, and two leading state Republicans did so Monday. “There is no place for hatred in our state, and I will continue to speak out, as will members of my caucus, against hateful speech,” said State Senator Bill Brady. “I don’t support hate speech, though, so this doesn’t reflect the good people in the Republican party or Independents. They have nothing to do with us, and I would ask in the future that they stay home. We don’t need them,” said House Republican Leader Rep. Jim Durkin.)
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 96K with over 4K deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-96k-over-4k-deaths/6193714/
— Trump says he’s taking malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in case he gets coronavirus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-says-hes-taking-malaria-drug-in-case-he-gets-coronavirus/6193967/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus Cases Surpass 95,000 With 2,294 New Cases Reported All four state healthcare regions remain within the limits prescribed by the governor’s phased reopening plan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-cases-surpass-95000-with-2294-new-cases-reported/2274022/
— Much of Illinois is On Track to Enter Phase 3 at End of May, But What About Chicago? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has unveiled different guidelines for the city
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/much-of-illinois-is-on-track-to-enter-phase-3-at-end-of-may-but-what-about-chicago/2273999/
— Chicago to Fine Churches That Held Services in Violation of Stay-at-Home Order Religious gatherings have been limited to 10 people under Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-to-fine-churches-that-held-services-in-violation-of-stay-at-home-order/2274089/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 59 more COVID-19 deaths Monday; 3rd straight day death toll under 100
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-59-more-covid-19-deaths-monday-3rd-straight-day-death-toll-under-100

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Pritzker announces effort to ramp up contact tracing; 2,294 new known COVID-19 infections and 59 additional deaths reported
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200518-ae3czc3hnzde3cbzfiub7xferi-story.html
— With a new, stricter grading system — plus warmer weather — Cook County is now getting a D on social distancing – Hal Dardick
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-social-distancing-grade-chicago-cook-county-20200518-eypxs3zrbffo7bqqvhmmmaekvq-story.html
— State legislators who defy the mask requirement should be barred from session – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-masks-general-assembly-zorn-20200518-d53w5dnqcrfgfhnjrtxy4c7nku-story.html
— Why churches, for now, should remain closed – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-churches-closed-coronavirus-chicago-cupich-20200518-qkcy6u4sgfdjdm7esi2bpo553u-story.html
— Illinois can safely start to reopen, if we follow these measures – ROBERT A. WEINSTEIN AND CORY FRANKLIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-next-steps-20200518-rkzohcal5rbgfkjrzhi7itkiwa-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot, it’s time to reopen the lakefront – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-lakefront-reopen-lori-lightfoot-20200518-kwihu6c2cjhxlkuniz7chzhrom-story.html
— Business owners now face misdemeanor charge if they reopen in spite of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-pritzker-order-20200518-igdhoofobraevmmrquoqfjbw4a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Putting his message where his mouth is? Downstate Republican hopes to make a point by not wearing mask Bailey said not wearing a mask is his way of making Democrats face facts. “These Chicago legislators are making more of a deal of wearing a mask in Springfield than they are about, you know, getting this $7.2 billion deficit that we’re staring at with our budget,” he said. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/18/21262924/downstate-republican-mask-face-covering-bailey-madigan-durkin-halbrook-covid-19-coronavirus
— GOP: Graduated tax ‘cash grab’ will stifle pandemic recovery House Minority Leader Jim Durkin said this week’s special session in Springfield should consider dumping the plan to alter the state Constitution and discard the current flat-rate income tax. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/18/21262849/gop-graduated-tax-cash-grab-will-stifle-pandemic-recovery
— Illinois reports 3rd straight day with fewer than 100 COVID-19 deaths (LIVE UPDATES) Here’s what we know today about the continuing spread of coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/18/21262093/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Showdown looming over Pritzker’s stay-at-home order before skeptical downstate judge A Clay County judge, who is clearly opposed to the order, told lawyers the controversy “begs to be resolved. It’s got to be resolved in this court, and it’s going to be and it’s going to be resolved Friday.” – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/18/21262332/legal-showdown-stay-at-home-order-jb-pritzker-looming-downstate
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus a) to promote illegal immigration and b) to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/18/21260092/coronavirus-undocumented-chicago-grassroots-community-cash-relief-applications
— City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order “There were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/18/21262715/churches-stay-home-order-coronavirus-lightfoot-belmont-cragin
— Pandemic shutdown of Chicago economy to cost city ‘probably in excess of $500 million’ says top mayoral aide Mayor Lori Lightfoot has repeatedly refused to project the size of Chicago’s budget shortfall, but under questioning at Monday’s Finance Committee meeting, Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett did just that. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/5/18/21262664/coronavirus-stay-home-shutdown-chicago-economy-cost
— A message to my fellow liberals: Working people are getting angrier and angrier It seems to be therapeutic to many of my friends to have their beliefs reinforced each night that anyone who complains about shutdowns is unintelligent or malevolent. – Richard J. Gonzalez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/18/21262758/liberal-media-working-people-shutdown-unemployment-kent-college-richard-j-gonzalez-rachel-maddow

DAILY HERALD
— ‘I am not going to be anybody’s boogeyman’: DuPage sheriff says county is ready to reopen – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200518/i-am-not-going-to-be-anybodys-boogeyman-dupage-sheriff-says-county-is-ready-to-reopen
— DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick’s Facebook message about Gov. Pritzker and COVID-19
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200518/dupage-county-sheriff-james-mendricks-facebook-message-about-gov-pritzker-and-covid-19

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP leaders turn up heat on Pritzker’s ‘fair tax’ proposal Springfield Democrats are unlikely to heed a call to pull the proposed graduated income tax amendment off the November ballot, but Republicans smell a good issue. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-leaders-turn-heat-pritzkers-fair-tax-proposal
— Coronavirus will end the golden age for college towns These engines of regional growth will struggle with state funding cuts, fewer foreign students and destroyed household finances. – NOAH SMITH
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/coronavirus-will-end-golden-age-college-towns?utm_source=today-s-crain-s&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200518&utm_content=article3-headline
— McDonald’s franchisees face steep costs to bring back dine-in One Illinois franchisee estimates it could cost $1,000 per day per restaurant in added expenses to reopen a dining room. – DALTON BARKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-franchisees-face-steep-costs-bring-back-dine
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: The economic tsunami effect of COVID-19 for Latinos here The disproportionate economic damage Latinos have suffered in addition to the tragic physical toll is a crisis within a crisis. It’s hurting the entire state. – SYLVIA PUENTE
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/economic-tsunami-effect-covid-19-latinos-here
— Pritzker defends new penalties for stores that break shutdown rules The punishments—up to a $2,500 fine and a year in jail—are needed to protect public health, the governor said, and are actually less severe than what the law had allowed. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-defends-new-penalties-stores-break-shutdown-rules

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois GOP seeks to remove graduated tax measure from ballot – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-gop-seeks-to-remove-graduated-tax-measure-from-ballot/article_a81a19f8-e25b-5235-affd-bd94df894bc8.html

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Business owners now face misdemeanor charge if they reopen in spite of Pritzker’s stay-at-home order – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/icymi-business-owners-now-face-misdemeanor-charge-if-they-reopen-in-spite-of-pritzker-s/article_7e3a165e-f2a2-5149-a5e1-6582f2b281ba.html

WAND
— Lawmakers announce resolution to withdraw income tax hike from Nov. ballot
https://www.wandtv.com/news/lawmakers-announce-resolution-to-withdraw-income-tax-hike-from-nov-ballot/article_5200b26c-9922-11ea-a723-97cf8d843747.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/home-not-safe-some-lgbtq-young-people-face-rejection-families-lockdown#stream/0

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bailey v. Pritzker: Summary Judgement Motion filed, hearing on Friday – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/bailey-v-pritzker-summary-judgement-motion-filed-hearing-on-friday/
— Governor Pritzker’s nightmare – Executive Order power trumped by Illinois Supreme Court case law and Lisa Madigan written opinion – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/governor-pritzkers-nightmare-executive-order-power-trumped-by-illinois-supreme-court-case-law-and-lisa-madigan-written-opinion/
— If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck…Pritzker legal case is crumbling in Darren Bailey lawsuit – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/if-it-walks-like-a-duck-quacks-like-a-duck-pritzker-legal-case-is-crumbling-in-darren-bailey-lawsuit/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Governor Pritzker Wants to Criminalize Lock-Down Opposition – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/governor-pritzker-wants-to-criminalize-lock-down-opposition/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WITH LEADERS LIKE THESE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/with-leaders-like-these.html
— WHY DOES PRITZKER IGNORE PANDEMIC LAW FORMER STATE SENATOR BARACK OBAMA SPONSORED? – former State Senator Ed Petka
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/opinion-why-does-pritzker-ignore-pandemic-law-former-state-senator-barack-obama-sponsored.html
— 40% MORE LIKELY TO CONTINUE HOMESCHOOLING AFTER COVID SHUTDOWN ENDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/05/40-more-likely-to-continue-homeschooling-after-covid-shutdown-ends-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Brady and Durkin announce resolution to remove “Fair Tax” from the ballot
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/18/brady-and-durkin-announce-resolution-to-remove-fair-tax-from-the-ballot/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Pritzker against Amy Jacobson. I should write a book about pot pushers who sided with pot pushers against me when I spoke against pot at a DuPage County Board meeting last year.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/18/reopen-rally-speaker-upset-that-she-cant-ask-governor-questions-during-media-briefing/
— State announces two counties will run pilot contact tracing program – Pritzker explains new IDPH rule – Says it’s a “tool” for law enforcement – “Within the existing law” – Hopeful that people can get back to work at Ford plant – Talks about horse racing reopening – Full investigation of data breach – Blames Deloitte for breach – Free credit reports for victims – Says he’s “reluctant” to interfere with churches – Fall surge would mean “big trouble” – No need for legislation on EO – Worried about family’s safety – Slams legislators who were “perfectly willing” to speak to a crowd displaying Nazi and swastika signs – Won’t ask ISP to enforce mask rule in Clay County court – “Balance weighs in favor of keeping people safe” – Asked about map – “The GOP wants to keep people from voting” on Fair Tax – Repeats that he wants help for small biz, including restaurants – Mail-in ballots top election-related session priority
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/18/state-announces-two-counties-will-run-pilot-contact-tracing-program/
— 2,294 new cases, 59 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/18/2294-new-cases-59-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/18/covid-19-roundup-40/

CBS NEWS
— Many low-wage workers earn more on unemployment than in their former jobs – KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/unemployment-benefits-low-wage-workers-make-more-income/

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine to protect against coronavirus, dismisses safety concerns
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/18/coronavirus-update-us/

MACOMB DAILY
— News not so unbiased with political influence – Brian Pannebecker (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my judgment. I would focus on those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) the decisions that I make to include hyperlinks to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and/or b) the comments that I make on those articles.)
https://www.macombdaily.com/opinion/news-not-so-unbiased-with-political-influence/article_59306d7c-9916-11ea-bcfe-2b792ef09d8c.html

May 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 92K with over 4K deaths; Chatham testing site opens – Eric Horng, Stacey Baca and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-92k-over-4k-deaths/6189070/
— Debate: More coronavirus aid or wait for economy to rebound? – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/debate-more-stimulus-checks-or-wait-and-see/6188793/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Cook County Jail sees ‘steady decrease’ in COVID-19 cases, officials say
https://abc7chicago.com/cook-county-jail-coronavirus-illinois-chicago-covid-19/6189171/

NBC5
— Illinois Counties Push Back Against Pritzker’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order As neighboring states begin to reopen, Illinois counties become restless – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-counties-push-back-against-pritzkers-stay-at-home-order/2273248/
— Illinois Reports 2,088 New Cases of Coronavirus, 74 Additional Deaths The state announced it had returned 23,047 new test results in the last 24 hours
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-2088-new-cases-of-coronavirus-74-additional-deaths/2273201/
— McHenry County Sheriff Says Deputies Won’t Enforce Pritzker’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/mchenry-county-sheriff-says-deputies-wont-enforce-pritzkers-stay-at-home-order/2273187/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: 2,088 New COVID-19 Cases, 74 Additional Deaths
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/16/coronavirus-in-illinois-2088-new-covid-19-cases-71-additional-deaths/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Questions raised over accuracy of US coronavirus death toll – Robert Gearty
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/questions-raised-over-accuracy-of-us-coronavirus-death-toll

WGN TV
— Protesters flock to Illinois Statehouse, Thompson Center to voice displeasure with stay-at-home order – Gaynor Hall
https://wgntv.com/news/protesters-flock-to-illinois-statehouse-thompson-center-to-voice-displeasure-with-stay-at-home-order/
— Suburbs divided over governor’s stay-at-home order – Meghan Dwyer
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/suburbs-divided-over-governors-stay-at-home-order/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 74 more coronavirus deaths announced as protesters rally again for Pritzker to reopen Illinois More than 1,800 coronavirus deaths have been reported in the state this month alone, but a vocal contingent of protesters say it’s time to restart the state economy immediately. – Mitchell Armentrout and Tyler LaRiviere
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/16/21261143/illinois-reopen-protest-coronavirus-cases-pritzker-deaths-may-16
— Coronavirus masks a boon for crooks who hide their faces Just how many criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to commit crimes is impossible to estimate, but law enforcement officials have no doubt that the numbers are climbing. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/5/16/21261008/coronavirus-masks-a-boon-for-crooks-who-hide-their-faces

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Officials see some progress in COVID-19 battle but call for cautious reopening steps that are too slow for some – MADELINE BUCKLEY and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-saturday-update-20200516-orvgxk4kh5dlrdcsrdsu2etbai-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois reports more than 2,000 additional cases, 74 deaths on Saturday – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200516/illinois-reports-more-than-2000-additional-cases-74-deaths-on-saturday
— Some Northwest suburbs ask to be split from Chicago in governor’s Restore Illinois plan – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200515/some-northwest-suburbs-ask-to-be-split-from-chicago-in-governors-restore-illinois-plan

WTTW
— Illinois’ COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate Takes Another Small Dip New statewide totals: 92,457 cases, 4,129 deaths – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/16/illinois-covid-19-testing-positivity-rate-takes-another-small-dip

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois reports more than 2,000 additional cases as protests continue – AP
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-reports-more-than-2-000-additional-cases-as-protests-continue/article_09d9f580-34d5-5f68-8ed0-4fb0400a13b4.html

ROCK RIVER TIMES
— Pritzker criminalizes stay-at-home violations, Rep. John Cabello responds – Jim Hagerty
http://rockrivertimes.com/2020/05/16/pritzker-criminalizes-stay-at-home-violations-rep-john-cabello-responds/

NPR ILLINOIS
— GOP Officials Say They’re Expecting 50,000 In Charlotte For Republican Convention – SARAH MCCAMMON
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gop-officials-say-theyre-expecting-50000-charlotte-republican-convention#stream/0
— Trump Slams China Over Coronavirus, Ratcheting Up Hostilities
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-slams-china-over-coronavirus-ratcheting-hostilities#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Files Federal Court Brief Arguing that Pritzker Has 30-Day Limit to Emergency Order Authority
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/16/states-attorney-patrick-kenneally-files-federal-court-brief-arguing-that-pritzker-has-30-day-limit-to-emergency-order-authority/
— Pritzker Sticks to Stupid Two-Person a Boat Rule
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/16/pritzker-sticks-to-stupid-two-person-a-boat-rule/
— Sheriff Bill Prim Has No Intention of Enforcing Pritzker Order as Criminal Offense
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/16/sheriff-bill-prim-has-no-intentions-of-enforcing-pritzker-order-as-criminal-offense/
— IL-06/IL-14: House Democrats Pass HEROES Act with Ballot Harvesting Included
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/16/il-06-il-14-house-democrats-pass-heroes-act/
— Dems Want to Stop Congressional Republicans from Sleeping in Their Offices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/16/dems-want-to-stop-republicans-from-sleeping-in-their-offices/
— Time for Independence from Pritzker Emergency Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/15/time-for-independence-from-pritzker-emergency-order/
— Pritzker Doesn’t Want Legislative Oversight on Coronavirus Orders
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/15/pritzker-doesnt-want-legislative-oversight-on-coronavirus-orders/
— McHenry County Real Estate Tax Bills Go in the Mail Today, Information Available Online
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/15/mchenry-county-real-estate-tax-bills-go-in-the-mail-today-information-available-online/
— Jack Franks: “Do You Believe in Transparency or Not?”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/15/do-you-believe-in-transparency-or-not/
— Jim Ryan to the Rescue of the Economy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/15/jim-ryan-to-the-rescue-of-the-economy/
— Ripsnorting McHenry County Board Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/14/ripsnorting-county-board-meeting/
— McHenry County Board of Health Position Statement on Enforcing and Not Enforcing Governor’s Executive Orders on Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/16/mchenry-county-board-of-health-position-statement-on-enforcing-governors-executive-orders-on-coronavirus/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois reports more than 2,000 additional cases, 74 deaths – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/16/illinois-reports-more-than-2000-additional-cases-7/

GOPUSA
— From Nanny State To Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’
https://www.gopusa.com/from-nanny-state-to-orwells-big-brother/

THE HILL
— Class of 2020 set to join worst job market in history – J. EDWARD MORENO AND JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/497981-class-of-2020-set-to-join-worst-job-market-in-history
— GOP Alaska legislator compares coronavirus screening sticker to Nazi Germany’s Star of David – MORGAN GSTALTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/498138-gop-alaska-legislator-compares-coronavirus-screening-sticker-to-nazi
— Why Donald Trump could thank the media if he wins reelection this fall – JONATHAN TURLEY
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/498111-why-donald-trump-could-thank-the-media-if-he-wins-reelection-this-fall

May 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois achieves COVID-19 testing record of more than 19K tests in single day
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-conducts-highest-number-of-covid-19-tests-in-24-hours/6147358/
— Multiple large gatherings held across Chicago this weekend draw outrage from local leaders – Will Jones and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-police-break-up-multiple-large-gatherings-over-weekend/6146656/
— Thursday, Friday were deadliest 48 hours in country’s fight against pandemic, WHO says
https://abc7chicago.com/health/who-us-experiences-deadliest-48-hours-amid-covid-19-pandemic/6146863/
— Coronavirus US: Faced with 20,000 dead, care homes seek shield from lawsuits A look at state limits on suing care homes in virus crisis – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/faced-with-20000-dead-care-homes-seek-shield-from-lawsuits/6147290/
— 34 shot, 4 fatally so far in Chicago weekend shootings
https://abc7chicago.com/34-shot-4-fatally-so-far-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/6147150/
— Pompeo: China has spread disease in the past, must be held accountable for coronavirus pandemic – AP (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to get all the blame.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pompeo-china-must-be-held-accountable-for-covid-19/6147230/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports Nearly 3,000 New Coronavirus Cases Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-nearly-3000-new-coronavirus-cases-sunday/2265811/
— Pritzker Says Lawmakers Should ‘Leave Politics Out of’ Negotiations for New COVID-19 Relief Bill
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-says-lawmakers-should-leave-politics-out-of-negotiations-for-new-covid-19-relief-bill/2265819/

CBS2
— On ‘Face The Nation,’ Pritzker Says There Is Progress In Fighting Coronavirus And Moving Toward Reopening Economy
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/03/on-face-the-nation-pritzker-says-there-is-progress-in-fighting-coronavirus-and-moving-toward-reopening-economy/

— New Grim COVID-19 Milestone: More Than 3,100 New Cases, Largest One-Day Total
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/01/new-grim-covid-19-milestone-more-than-3100-new-cases-largest-one-day-total-to-date/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reaches new high with almost 20,000 tests conducted in 24 hour period
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reaches-new-high-with-almost-20000-tests-conducted-in-24-hour-period
— NRA lays off dozens of employees, cancels national convention and some shooting events
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/nra-lays-off-dozens-of-employees-cancels-national-convention-and-some-shooting-events

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois processed record-setting 19,417 coronavirus tests Saturday Illinois sets new daily record by processing nearly 20K coronavirus tests, finding 2,994 new cases
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/3/21245595/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-pritzker-lightfoot-covid-19
— Illinois ‘getting ready for point where we can begin to reopen the economy,’ Pritzker says During an appearance Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Illinois has “really bent the curve significantly” while noting that hospitalizations have only been “increasing barely.” – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/3/21245747/illinois-reopen-economy-pritzker-coronoavirus-covid-19
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-hating Sen. Tammy Duckworth “deplores use of Nazi slogan at Chicago stay-at-home protest” and blasted President Trump for “sucking up to the Communist head of an authoritarian regime in President Xi of China” instead of preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/5/3/21245730/sen-tammy-duckworth-nazi-slogan-stay-at-home-protest-gov-j-b-pritzker-chicago
— Care homes seek shield from lawsuits as coronavirus death toll surpasses 19,000
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/3/21245595/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-pritzker-lightfoot-covid-19
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s blatant taxpayer-paid ploy to grab credit for stimulus checks: A note on White House letterhead. President Trump hijacked what should have been a routine IRS confirmation letter.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/5/3/21244575/trump-irs-stimulus-checks-white-house-letterhead
— Too late to put ‘fair map’ amendment on Nov. 3 ballot — but never too late for reform There are still ways to minimize shameless self-interest in the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts in Illinois after the 2020 U.S. Census. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/3/21243400/gerrymandering-illinois-constitutional-amendment-fair-maps-suntimes-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Your life or your livelihood: Americans wrestle with impossible choice – SABRINA TAVERNISE, JACK HEALY AND NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-nyt-americans-choose-between-life-and-livelihood-20200503-tylpk7e4kfa6xakj45gxtsiu4q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Nearly 3,000 more cases, 63 more deaths after record day of testing in Illinois – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200503/nearly-3000-more-cases-63-more-deaths-after-record-day-of-testing-in-illinois
— About 100 protest against stay-at-home order in Algonquin – Joe Lewnard
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200503/about-100-protest-against-stay-at-home-order-in-algonquin
— May 3 COVID-19 cases per county; search by ZIP code
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200503/may-3-covid-19-cases-per-county-search-by-zip-code

WBEZ
— Pritzker Expects Feds Will Help Illinois Offset COVID-19’s Budget Hit – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/stories/pritzker-expects-feds-will-help-illinois-offset-covid-19s-budget-hit/7257a98d-622e-4bf8-a657-3c3c20f68f22

RIVER BENDER
— NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic – AP
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=303054

STATELINE
— Local church that is suing governor defies stay-at-home order, nearly 100 people in attendance on Sunday – Michele Rave
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-church-that-is-suing-governor-defies-stay-at-home-order-nearly-100-people-in-attendance-on-sunday/

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Indiana GOP sets rules for potential online party convention
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/indiana-gop-sets-rules-for-potential-online-party-convention-due-to-covid-19/article_e3623f65-4374-5b9e-a272-7eeefb34db33.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DHS report: China hid severity of coronavirus to hoard supplies – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/dhs-report-china-hid-virus-severity-to-hoard-supplies-1

MC HENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Photos from Algonquin Rally: Rights vs. Permission
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/03/photos-from-algonquin-rally-send-more/
— Applying Cost-Benefit Analysis to the Coronavirus Response
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/03/applying-cost-benefit-analysis-to-the-coronavirus-responce/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois – The numbers don’t add up – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/illinois-the-numbers-dont-add-up/
— AG: Maripat Oliver violated the Open Meetings Act five times last year – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/ag-maripat-oliver-violated-the-open-meetings-act-five-times-last-year/
— AG: Ken Burgess violated the Open Meetings Act three times last year – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/ag-ken-burgess-violated-the-open-meetings-act-three-times-last-year/

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,994 new cases, 63 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/03/2994-new-cases-63-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker warns of scams – Addresses boater protests in Fox Lake – Says data requested is online – Points out (again) that public transportation is a local issue – Seriously asked if contract tracers will have arresting authority (they won’t) – Explains (again) why antibody results aren’t being counted yet – Explains difference between barbers and pet groomers – Points out he’s not negotiating federal package – “COVID-19 is causing this” – Asked if Illinois was going to do a stimulus program like the feds did – Says ISBE has issued graduation ceremony guidelines – Says no final decision made on extending implementation of hotel panic buttons – Believes state has enough ventilators in case of another surge – Kushner comment “a little bit inaccurate” – Look at positive testing rate, not total test numbers – Hopes plateau doesn’t last too long, but doesn’t know – Addresses violence in Peoria – Admits more messaging needed for young people of color – Explains DCFS policy – Church TRO denied – Out of state travel to visit dying family member is allowed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/03/pritzker-warns-of-scams/
— Pritzker says federal judge denied church TRO request
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/03/pritzker-says-federal-judge-denied-tro-for/

THE HILL
— Illinois governor: White House ‘wasn’t helpful’ for many weeks on coronavirus response – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/495867-illinois-governor-white-house-wasnt-helpful-on-coronavirus-response

POLITICO
— Backlash to the backlash: Governors, medical officials wary of rush to reopen “We have to keep doing the right thing, the next right thing,” one governor says. – JUAN PEREZ JR. and DAVID COHEN
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/03/coronavirus-governors-reopen-231624

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— White House coronavirus expert Dr. Birx calls reopen protests ‘devastatingly worrying’ over lack of social distancing – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-birx-protest-social-distancing-20200503-7is5ytbs5rfbran6iqisotj2ni-story.html

ATLANTIC
— Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/time-americans-are-doing-nothing/611056/

May 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois’ COVID-19 death toll tops 2.5K on first weekend of relaxed stay-at-home order – Diane Pathieu, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-tops-25k/6145399/
— Mayor Lightfoot threatens citations, jail time after police break up house parties across Chicago
https://abc7chicago.com/society/lightfoot-threatens-crackdown-after-house-parties-reported-across-chicago/6145557/
— Swedish city uses chicken manure to encourage social distancing – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/society/city-spreads-chicken-manure-to-deter-gathering-with-stench/6145199/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/2/2020

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 2,450 New Coronavirus Cases, 105 Additional Deaths Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/illinois-reports-2450-new-coronavirus-cases-105-additional-deaths-saturday/2265574/
— Coronavirus in Illinois: Chicago Promises Stepped Up Enforcement, State Reports 2,450 New Cases
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-in-illinois-chicago-promises-stepped-up-enforcement-state-reports-2450-new-cases/2265606/
— Pritzker, Auschwitz Memorial Museum Condemn Use of Nazi Slogans at Reopen Illinois Rally Photos posted to social media showed a woman wearing an American flag face mask holding a sign that read “Arbeit macht frei”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-auschwitz-memorial-museum-condemn-use-of-nazi-slogans-at-reopen-illinois-rally/2265623/
— ‘We Are Not Playing Games:’ Lightfoot, CPD Step Up Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Orders
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/as-weather-warms-up-officials-warn-residents-to-continue-adhering-to-covid-19-restrictions/2265595/
— Most States Fall Short of Coronavirus Testing Thresholds If states don’t have robust testing, public health experts say they will be unable to detect outbreaks quickly enough to contain them, which could lead to more shutdowns
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/ap-most-states-fall-short-of-coronavirus-testing-thresholds/2265624/

CBS2
— Number Of Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Surpasses 2,500
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/02/number-of-illinois-coronavirus-deaths-surpasses-2500/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Mayor outraged over parties in Chicago: ‘We will arrest you and take you to jail’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mayor-outraged-over-parties-in-chicago-we-will-arrest-you-and-take-you-to-jail

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot warns partygoers they face citations, arrest as state reports 105 new coronavirus deaths Chicago police shut down numerous Friday night parties — some with up to 150 attendees — and received tips about six more Saturday, Lightfoot said shortly after officials reported 105 more deaths and 2,450 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. – Ben Pope
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/2/21245235/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-may-2-pritzker-lightfoot-parties-arrests-reopening-economy
— Surge in coronavirus cases continues at Chicago’s federal jail The sudden rise in numbers reported at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center by the Bureau of Prisons follows questions about how the agency has been counting cases there. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/1/21244943/coronavirus-cases-federal-jail-chicago-metropolitan-correctional-center-bureau-prisons

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,450 new known COVID-19 cases and 105 fatalities reported as officials urge caution amid warmer weather
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200502-kjd6izfw7ze4zhpr6ax7iwtmwe-story.html
— ‘We are never getting out of this,’ if residents keep having house parties, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-lori-lightfoot-party-speech-20200502-gnxzcsala5bejpkqj3gxcvnxvy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— 105 more dead from COVID-19, another 2,450 infected; Illinois leaders say be careful outside – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200502/105-more-dead-from-covid-19-another-2450-infected-illinois-leaders-say-be-careful-outside
— Personal injury attorneys address liability of mask-makers – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200502/personal-injury-attorneys-address-liability-of-mask-makers
— Give taxpayers a break – Jan Shaw, Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200502/give-taxpayers-a-break
— Latinos represent highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200502/latinos-represent-highest-number-of-covid-19-confirmed-cases

WBEZ
— Illinois Governor Proposes $80 Million ‘Army’ To Track The Spread Of COVID-19 – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/gov-jb-pritzker-proposes-80-million-to-track-covid-19/32ed0788-82d3-4135-af20-a04ecbfefe35
— Hundreds Gather Downtown To Protest Stay-At-Home Order Extension – Tony Arnold, Manuel Martinez
https://www.wbez.org/stories/photos-hundreds-gather-downtown-to-protest-stay-at-home-order-extension/a7def14c-b547-44db-a5a0-84d6af097a04

FOX ILLINOIS
— Is Congress essential? Senate to reconvene Monday, House not taking the risk – Leandra Bernstein
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/is-congress-essential-senate-to-reconvene-monday-house-not-taking-the-risk

WGEM
— Hundreds join Capitol protest to Reopen Illinois – Mike Miletich
https://wgem.com/2020/05/01/hundreds-join-capitol-protest-to-reopen-illinois/

WSIL
— Hundreds join Capitol protest to Reopen Illinois – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2020/05/02/hundreds-join-capitol-protest-to-reopen-illinois/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Nursing home employees prepare to strike over pandemic conditions – Jakob Emerson
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/nursing-home-employees-prepare-to-strike-over-pandemic-conditions

WHEATON PARK DISTRICT
— FROM THE POSTING: Following CDC guidelines for large gatherings and the guidance of the Governor, the Wheaton Park District, along with event partners, have canceled all special events and concerts scheduled for May, June, and July. This includes: Go Fly A Kite (May 2), Native Plant Sale (May 30), Taste of Wheaton (June 4-7), Municipal Band Concerts (June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30), Fish-O-Rama (June 20), Independence Day Fireworks and Parade (July 3-4), as well as other special events regularly scheduled in these months.
https://www.facebook.com/wheatonparkdistrict/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Fox Lake Re-Open Demonstration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/02/fox-lake-re-open-demonstration/
— Federal Court Response from Champaign County Clerk on Petitioning for Advisory Referendum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/02/federal-court-response-from-champaign-county-clerk-on-petitioning-for-advisory-referendum/
— Karen Tirio Continues Re-Opening Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/02/karen-tirio-continues-re-opening-campaign/
— CL Police Chief James Black Follows in Footsteps of Algonquin Chief Russell Laine to Head Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/02/cl-police-chief-james-black-follows-in-footsteps-of-algonquin-chief-russell-laine-to-head-illinois-association-of-chiefs-of-police/
— McHenry’s Mayor Explains Shops Can Re-Open, Sorta
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/02/mchenrys-mayor-explains-shops-can-re-open-sorta/
— Rep. Tom Weber Complains of Pritzker’s Limit to Family Boating
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/01/weber-complains-of-pritzkers-limit-to-family-boating/
— IL-14: Oberweis Cites Underwood for Role in Pandemic Preparedness in Obama Administration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/05/01/il-14-oberweis-cites-underwood-for-role-in-pandemic-preparedness-in-obama-administration/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Supreme Court – Health emergency case law of the land – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/illinois-supreme-court-health-emergency-case-law-of-the-land/

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,450 new cases, 105 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/02/2450-new-cases-105-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker thanks, highlights volunteers – Explains infection rates (again) – Stresses importance of wearing face coverings – Says (again) that enforcement is a local matter – Ezike explains nursing home strategy – Replies to speech from Center Square on behalf of protesters – Says again that GA has the ability to return – Explains the curve again – Says few hundred protesters outnumbered by millions of Illinoisans “really good people who are doing the right thing” – Explains what a graduated income tax is – Says he hopes no one gets sick from attending protests – Dr. Ezike says R-Naught number “definitely came down” – Dr. Ezike says IDPH doesn’t “have the time” to further analyze test data in real time – Dr. Ezike says state must be “tempered in our response” to antibody tests – Repeats IDES progress – Dr. Ezike says infected should consult with medical provider before deciding to skip or take tests
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/02/pritzker-thanks-highlights-volunteers/
— Nazis, crackpots, anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists abounded yesterday – “Some people get touchy about swastikas”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/05/02/nazis-crackpots-anti-vaxxers-and-conspiracy-theorists-abounded-yesterday-some-people-get-touchy-about-swastikas/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Metra reduces service as ridership plummets during crisis – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/2/metra-reduces-service-as-ridership-plummets-during/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Icons of human hatred’: Auschwitz Museum condemns Nazi slogan at anti-quarantine Illinois protest – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/icons-of-human-hatred-auschwitz-museum-condemns-nazi-slogan-at-anti-quarantine-illinois-protest

PJ MEDIA
— Liberals Use Auschwitz Sign at Illinois Anti-Lockdown Protest to Demonize Trump – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/05/02/why-did-this-anti-lockdown-protester-think-it-was-a-good-idea-to-use-an-auschwitz-slogan-n387586

CCN
— Coronavirus: Are We Fighting a Great Depression or Causing One? The longer U.S. unemployment rates rise due to the coronavirus lockdown, the greater the depression – economic and mental. – David Haggith
https://www.ccn.com/coronavirus-are-we-fighting-a-great-depression-or-causing-one/

THE HILL
— Pelosi, McConnell decline White House offer of rapid COVID-19 tests – MARTY JOHNSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/495817-Pelosi-McConnell-decline-White-House-offer-of-rapid-COVID19-tests-
— Auschwitz Museum condemns Nazi slogan at ‘Re-open Illinois’ protest – MORGAN GSTALTER
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/495800-auschwitz-museum-condemns-nazi-slogan-at-re-open-illinois

HUFFINGTON POST
— Reporter Who Tweeted About Face-Mask Fiasco Says He Was Banned From Future Pence Trips Voice of America’s White House bureau chief Steve Herman might be allowed on Air Force Two again if he or VOA apologizes. – Mary Papenfuss (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) those who have banned me and b) their reasons for banning me since 2000. I would focus on those activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, etc. who have lots of religious, political, government, and 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. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mike-pence-steve-herman-voa-face-mask_n_5eab9795c5b62da419ef0a2d

CNN
— Expert report predicts up to two more years of pandemic misery – Maggie Fox
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/health/report-covid-two-more-years/index.html

REUTERS
— New York’s Cuomo warns against ‘blindly’ reopening states – Peter Szekely, Brad Brooks
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/new-yorks-cuomo-warns-against-blindly-reopening-states-idUSKBN22E0PI

ABC NEWS
— Americans grapple with risking their health to return to work “This is like choosing between life and death or a paycheck.” – Arielle Mitropoulos (DIERSEN: Everyone should expect that resentment will grow against those who have been less negatively financially impacted by the pandemic.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/americans-grapple-risking-health-return-work/story?id=70441107

NBC NEWS
— A curse for most, a ‘blessing’ for some. How unemployed Americans are getting by during pandemic “I have this experience, I have this education, but I’m still not able to find a job,” a New Mexico woman said, adding, “I can’t live in fear. I refuse to live in it.” – Alicia Victoria Lozano
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/curse-most-blessing-some-how-unemployed-americans-are-getting-during-n1197351

NBC BAY AREA
— Protests Mark Growing Unrest With California Stay-at-Home Order There were about a dozen organized rallies in cities including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. – Michael R. Blood and Adam Beam
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/protests-mark-growing-unrest-with-california-stay-at-home-order/2283329/

GULF TODAY
— Federal officials worry about lasting economic scars from virus crisis
https://www.gulftoday.ae/business/2020/05/02/fed-officials-worry-about-lasting-economic-scars-from-virus-crisis

SALON
— More than 70% of jobless Americans did not receive March unemployment benefits: study The problem is even worse in Southeastern states like Florida, where fewer than 8% of applicants received benefits – IGOR DERYSH
https://www.salon.com/2020/05/02/more-than-70-of-jobless-americans-did-not-receive-march-unemployment-benefits-study/
— #EssentialWorkersDay: May Day protests take on powerful new resonance amid COVID-19 pandemic – CHRISTOPHER D. COOK
https://www.salon.com/2020/05/01/essentialworkersday-may-day-protests-take-on-powerful-new-resonance-amid-covid-19-pandemic-_partner/

FINANCIAL TIMES
— Coronavirus latest: Italy’s daily death rate jumps to 11-day high Spain allows outside exercise for first time in weeks while Russia’s daily case count rises by a fifth
https://www.ft.com/content/e33b386f-e3af-3485-9ea7-adfc8c994a9a