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

April 12 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump to send National Guard to NY, CA, WA – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-send-national-guard-to-ny-ca-wa-%7C-live-updates/6038979/
— Illinois’ COVID-19 cases surpass 1K with 9 deaths; Gov. Pritzker battles with Pres. Trump over national response
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-covid-19-cases-surpass-1k-with-9-deaths/6038154/
— Police break up parties violating Illinois’ ‘stay-at-home’ order
https://abc7chicago.com/police-break-up-parties-violating-stay-at-home-order/6038453/
— Rand Paul becomes 1st US senator to test positive for coronavirus; Mitt Romney self-quarantines
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senator-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/6039127/

NBC5
— ‘Get to Work, or Get Out of the Way:’ Pritzker Blasts Trump After President Sends Tweet Criticizing Governor (DIERSEN: Trump-haters elected the Trump-hating Pritzker.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/get-to-work-or-get-out-of-the-way-pritzker-blasts-trump-after-president-sends-tweet-criticizing-governor/2242346/
— As Crisis Deepens, Congressional Rescue Deal Teeters With a population on edge, all sides were hoping for an agreement that would provide some relief against the pandemic’s health and economic crises, now believed likely to stretch for several months
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/as-crisis-deepens-congressional-rescue-deal-teeters/2242200/
— Virus Outbreak Means (Mis)information Overload: How to Cope Here are some things you can do to separate fact from misinformation(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/virus-outbreak-means-misinformation-overload-how-to-cope/2242107/

CBS2
— Pritzker Calls On Volunteers To Step Up; Illinois COVID-19 Deaths Now Total 9
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/22/pritzker-calls-on-volunteers-to-step-up-illinois-covid-19-deaths-now-total-9/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— $3,000 per family cash payment in rescue package, White House says – AP (DIERSEN: One could argue that if you have not been adversely impacted in a major way, you should not get cash.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/3000-per-family-cash-payment-in-rescue-package-white-house-says

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package teeters in Congress, as President Trump promises to help Americans: ‘We’re at war’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-congress-20200322-kjfxyn6cvfhhnogoaprfn7v5im-story.html
— Soaring death tolls reported as coronavirus marches on in Italy, Iran, US – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200322-2te6tb4tivhhffemexiyv7wah4-story.html
— New York mayor prepares to shut city down as it city becomes coronavirus’ next hot spot – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200322-2te6tb4tivhhffemexiyv7wah4-story.html
— German Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine after her doctor tests positive for coronavirus – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-angela-merkel-coronavirus-quarantine-20200322-ixrowcy4b5hxvbqpg53ykahg3a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus vaults Pritzker into national spotlight, and Trump’s coronavirus tweet proves it ANALYSIS: An angry tweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday put a national focus on Pritzker, who, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, is getting credit for his response to the coronavirus crisis. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/22/21190051/pritzker-trump-coronavirus-national-spotlight-cuomo-dewine
— Pritzker on CNN: Illinois forced to overpay for crucial medical supplies because of federal inaction Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the Federal Emergency Management Agency called him before the show to tell him another shipment of equipment should arrive today or tomorrow. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/22/21189866/pritzker-cnn-illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-fema
— Trump angrily tweets at Pritzker after gov criticizes feds’ COVID-19 response “We’re all competing against each other” for supplies, Illinois’ governor tells CNN. In response, Trump cites gov’s “shortcomings” and “fake news.” Then Mayor Lightfoot weighs in, telling president, “dear Lord — please step up and be a leader.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/3/22/21189866/pritzker-trump-twitter-cnn-illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-fema-governor-tweet-mayor-lightfoot
— We’ll recover faster if bailout cash goes straight to workers The post-coronavirus economy will look different across the U.S. and in your neighborhood. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/22/21188402/coronavirus-covid-19-economy-stimulus-bailout-cash-workers

DAILY HERALD
— The work-from-home era is creating its own boom market – Matthew Townsend
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200322/the-work-from-home-era-is-creating-its-own-boom-market

DAILY HERALD
— Business Fallout: Marriott to furlough thousands of workers – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200322/business/303229979/
— Suburban gun shops see increase in gun, ammunition sales – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200321/suburban-gun-shops-see-increase-in-gun-ammunition-sales
— Duckworth gets some buzz as potential Biden running mate – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: From what I see, Duckworth is filled with hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200322/duckworth-gets-some-buzz-as-potential-biden-running-mate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker, Trump rip each other as COVID cases here soar The governor says he’s had it with failures by the president to deliver needed help, as Trump hits Pritzker’s “own shortcomings.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-trump-rip-each-other-covid-cases-here-soar

STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Trump singles out Pritzker on Twitter – Steven Spearie 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200322/trump-singles-out-pritzker-on-twitter

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Chaos, inconsistency mark launch of drive-thru virus testing – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/chaos-inconsistency-mark-launch-of-drive-thru-virus-testing/article_4d13cc2e-428c-597e-8b57-0ea6d0b119c2.html

MORRIS HERALD
— Kinzinger requests provisions to better tackle COVID-19
https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2020/03/22/kinzinger-requests-provisions-to-better-tackle-covid-19/acxm0li/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— The crumbling backbone of our Government – Public Trust – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/the-crumbling-backbone-of-our-government-public-trust/

CAPITOL FAX
— State claims it’s received a tiny fraction of supplies requested from strategic national stockpile
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/state-claims-its-received-a-tiny-fraction-of-supplies-requested-from-strategic-national-stockpile/
— Rep. Bob Rita slams Blue Island mayor for suspending police activity
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/rep-bob-rita-slams-blue-island-mayor-for-suspending-police-activity/
— Pritzker thanks media, Illinois Republicans, explains his Trump comments; Still contemplating tax deadline extension; No “papers” required; Explains what needs to happen for order to end; Asked about rainy day fund; Explains who to call if employer is operating and shouldn’t be (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats and Illinois Democrats plants, Illinois Libertarians and Illinois Libertarian plants, Illinois Greens and Illinois Green plants, and Illinois RINOs have always made it very clear that they want to get rid of conservatives, that is, get rid of Republicans, once and for all.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/pritzker-thanks-media-illinois-republicans-explains-his-trump-comments/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of the things that’s been most heartening here in Illinois is the degree to which Republicans from all over our state have reached out to me to ask how they can help. Even people who have had profound political disagreements with me in the past have been among the first to call or text me asking what they could do to help Illinois in her hour of need.)
— 296 new cases, including an infant – 3 new deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/296-new-cases-including-an-infant-3-new-deaths/
— National Guard patrols rumors – Auto sales are not “essential” – Daily legislative briefings – Uihlein in the news – Trib blog still shines
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/22/national-guard-patrols-rumors-auto-sales-are-not-essential-daily-legislative-briefings-uihlein-in-the-news-trib-blog-still-shines/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden to hold ‘shadow briefings’ on coronavirus ‘to tell the American people truth’ – S.A. Miller 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/joe-biden-hold-shadow-briefings-coronavirus-tell-a/
— Trump attacks Illinois governor after complaints about coronavirus coordination – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/donald-trump-attacks-illinois-gov-jb-pritzker-afte/
— AOC: Trump’s failure to invoke Defense Production Act ‘going to cost lives’ Says Congress should cut checks to everyone, ‘tax it back’ from rich folks later – Tom Howell Jr. (DIERSEN: Are you a rich folk? According to Democrats, all people who are not on welfare are rich folks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/aoc-donald-trump-failure-invoke-defense-production/
— Ilhan Omar fundraising appeal slams GOP for allegedly profiting from coronavirus crisis – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/21/rep-omar-fundraising-appeal-slams-republicans-alle/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— US spy agencies warned Trump that China was lying about coronavirus – Jerry Dunleavy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/us-spy-agencies-warned-trump-that-china-was-lying-about-coronavirus

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Republicans Pushing a Mass Immigration Scheme Favoring China – Pedro Gonzalez
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/21/the-republicans-pushing-a-mass-immigration-scheme-favoring-china/

BREITBART
— Increasingly Unstable Media Demand Blackout of Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 2000, my critics/opponents have demanded a) blackout of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) blackout of www.gopillinois.com . My critics/opponents focus on a) destroying me, b) destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) destroying www.gopillinois.com , and d) destroying any individual, organization, company, or government that might come to my defense.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/22/nolte-increasingly-unstable-media-demand-blackout-of-trumps-coronavirus-briefings/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/22/de-blasio-people-will-die-because-trump-will-not-lift-a-finger-to-help/

BLAZE
— ‘OVER MY DEAD BODY’: DOJ’s request for new ’emergency powers’ over coronavirus met with swift condemnation ‘If this is a joke, it’s not funny. If it’s not a joke, we’ve got much bigger problems’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/doj-asks-congress-for-new-emergency-powers
— Ohio halts abortions over coronavirus, sending abortion advocates into full-scale meltdown – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: When will Pritzker halt abortions in Illinois?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ohio-halts-abortions-amid-coronavirus-outbreak-sending-abortion-advocates-into-full-scale-meltdown
— NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio lashes out at Trump, claims ‘people will die who could have lived’ because of Trump – Chris Enloe 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasio-lashes-out-at-trump-claims-people-will-die-who-could-have-lived

DAILY CALLER
— Liberal Media Takes China’s Side Amid Coronavirus Panic – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/21/china-media-coronavirus-covid-propaganda/

DAILY WIRE
— Why The Remedy May Be Worse Than The Disease – Dennis Prager
https://www.dailywire.com/news/prager-why-the-remedy-may-be-worse-than-the-disease
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Italy has the oldest population in Europe and more elderly per capita than the U.S. Most of the Italian deaths are in patients in their 80s and 90s. In addition, Italy has a great number of direct China contacts. Italy was the first to join China’s ‘silk road’ economic partnership project … (Italy’s) deaths are out of a population of 60 million people.”)
— Chinese State Communist Propaganda Promotes Hillary’s Coronavirus Attacks On Trump – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/chinese-state-communist-propaganda-promotes-hillarys-coronavirus-attacks-on-trump

NEWSMAX
— NY Post’s Goodwin: Media Won’t Give Trump a Break – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/blame-media-taskforce-pressbriefings/2020/03/22/id/959414/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— French Government Echoes Past, Demands Residents Show ‘Papers’ To Leave Homes – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/virus-terrified-french-government-echoes-nazi-era-demands-residents-show-papers-please-leave

NEWS BUSTERS
— Abdul-Jabbar Steps Up Attack On Trump, Compares Prez To Nazis In Hunters Series – Jay Maxson
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jay-maxson/2020/03/22/abdul-jabbar-steps-attack-trump-compares-prez-nazis-hunters

WORLD TRIBUNE
— U.S. airlines beg for bailout after funding social, cultural destruction of nation – Joe Schaeffer
https://www.worldtribune.com/u-s-airlines-beg-for-bailout-after-funding-social-cultural-destruction-of-nation/

THE HILL
— Illinois governor said states are ‘competing’ for equipment shipments: ‘It’s a wild, wild West out there’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/488858-illinois-governor-said-states-are-competing-for-equipment-shipments-its-a
— Hopes for quick coronavirus stimulus deal break down – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488883-hopes-for-quick-coronavirus-stimulus-deal-break-down
— Health experts embrace social media to fight coronavirus – JUSTIN WISE 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/488700-health-experts-embrace-social-media-to-fight-coronavirus
— Trump orders National Guard, building of medical facilities in NY, Calif., Wash. – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488931-trump-orders-national-guard-building-of-medical-facilities-in-ny

ROLL CALL
— Remote voting? Rand Paul COVID-19 diagnosis prompts more discussion Trump endorses idea, while Durbin and Portman tout their resolution
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/22/remote-voting-rand-paul-covid-19-diagnosis-prompts-more-discussion/

CNN
— More than 32,000 US coronavirus cases and 400 deaths
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-22-20/h_9b3f5dcea4fb4b098f3ca8c415fc7c11
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: A fresh wave of coronavirus job losses is about to come crashing down – Julia Horowitz
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/nyc-mayor-if-trump-doesn-t-act-people-will-die-n1166001

WASHINGTON POST
— Rand Paul is first senator to test positive for coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/22/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/22/dont-torture-yourself-with-clown-show/
— Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/22/vast-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-limbo-crunch-times-arrives-capitol-hill/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hating Pritzker says to Trump “Get off Twitter and Do Your Job.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/22/illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-trump-get-off-twitter-and-do-your-job/2894919001/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Municipalities weighing public access, safety at government meetings – Leon Stafford
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/municipalities-weighing-public-access-safety-government-meetings/X0ffEtZFLJ49V0buPTjgLP/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Worst of the Global Selloff Isn’t Here Yet, Banks and Investors Warn Wall Street is only now coming to grips with the dislocation being wrought by the coronavirus – Anna Hirtenstein and Akane Otani
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-worst-of-the-global-selloff-isnt-here-yet-banks-and-investors-warn-11584877018
— In the Coronavirus ‘Infodemic,’ Here’s How to Avoid Bad Information Misleading information about Covid-19 spreads through texts and emails—but you can protect yourself from dubious claims and reports – Nicole Nguyen (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-coronavirus-infodemic-you-can-manage-the-deluge-of-news-11584882002

BARRONS
— White House Resists Governors’ Calls to Nationalize Medical Supplies – Bill Alpert
https://www.barrons.com/articles/new-york-gov-cuomo-wants-federal-government-to-command-supplies-of-ventilators-and-masks-51584915722

FORBES
— Coronavirus Pandemic Changes Forever The U.S.-China Relationship – Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/03/22/coronavirus-pandemic-changes-forever-the-us-china-relationship/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In Democrat Illinois, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, a) the less likely that you will be hired and b) the more likely that you will be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2020/03/22/job-seekers-face-more-discrimination-in-republican-areas-finds-a-new-study/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: U.S. Coronavirus Lockdown to Last 10-12 Weeks, Top Trump Official Says – REUTERS
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-03-22/us-coronavirus-lockdown-to-last-10-12-weeks-top-trump-official-says

VARIETY
— Facebook Glitch Incorrectly Marked Some Coronavirus Posts as ‘Spam’ – TODD SPANGLER (DIERSEN: Unlike many, if not most, if not virtually all of my competitors, I stress in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) the source of the article, b) who wrote the article, and c) the article’s unhidden hyperlink.)
https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/facebook-glitch-coronavirus-spam-1203537768/

INDEPENDENT
— Chinese propagandists don’t want you to read this diary on the coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-wuhan-lockdown-fangfang-diary-china-dr-li-a9368961.html

January 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Republicans lack votes to block John Bolton, other witnesses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-trial-gets-more-pointed-with-bolton-book-at-the-center/5887841/
— Gov. JB Pritzker delivers State of the State address in Springfield Wednesday – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-delivers-state-of-the-state-address-wednesday/5887994/
— Man facing marijuana charge starts smoking in front of Tennessee judge
https://abc7chicago.com/5888062/

NBC5
— Pritzker Takes Aim at Corruption in State of the State Address “We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption — in both parties — whose presence infects the bloodstream of government,” Pritzker said – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-to-deliver-state-of-the-state-address/2209563/

CBS2
— Illinois Discloses New Problems With Voter Registration – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/state-discloses-new-problems-with-voter-registration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/29/city-announces-cannabis-resource-fair-on-saturday-to-help-chicagoans-navigate-legal-weed-industry/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Springfield mayor, Sangamon County coroner killed in plane crash A small plane carrying Frank Edwards, his wife, Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, and another man crashed in a central Illinois field Tuesday. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21113764/frank-edwards-cinda-dead-plane-crash-springfield-mayor
— Pritzker urges ethics reform in State of the State address: ‘ We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ The governor said it’s time for Illinois to enact a revolving-door policy: “Elected officials shouldn’t be allowed to retire and immediately start lobbying their former colleagues. … It’s wrong, and it’s got to stop.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/29/21113730/pritzker-state-of-the-state-address-corruption-lobbying
— Peggy Hubbard, U.S. Senate Republican candidate profile Her top legislative priorities include taxes and the elimination of wasteful spending. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/29/21086039/peggy-hubbard-us-senate-republican-candidate-2020-primary-election

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois needs to ‘root out the purveyors of greed and corruption’ in State of State speech – JAMIE MUNKS, DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-state-of-the-state-20200129-vs7zy7ctbfcxpfzxjz3run3oli-story.html
— Faux Dem convention at Stevenson High School aims at Trump, draws GOP fire – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-stevenson-democratic-meeting-st-0130-20200129-dm3tyun4crczdlctejxgryzwji-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0130-20200129-uiapxrhs3nee5od4tqkkwjkt4u-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote protest-style hair.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-black-student-locs-barred-from-graduation-0129-20200129-5peptdf3sjhdrdldqhb3r2sggm-story.html
— Kim Foxx, Jussie Smollett and the questions special prosecutor Dan Webb should answer – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-chicago-crime-dan-webb-20200129-jwzn72vqqfhbvnyarmlfdqyjqi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Fearing Bolton’s impeachment testimony, GOP senators battle possible outbreak of ‘information virus'”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-bolton-testify-questions-hearing-gop-huppke-20200129-qcer27g7cvcefcw3qw7ufpgnju-story.html
— Establishment Democrats face a dilemma: How to do in Bernie Sanders without alienating his young voters – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-democrats-kass-20200129-hnwvtjgbs5aqplmd55vj7v357a-story.html
— State moves on airport, casinos and cannabis are making major impacts in south suburbs — and so is corruption; ‘Every legislator should be put on notice’ – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-pritzker-state-address-st-0130-20200129-acq3xcc2njf63haoi5gy7q2e24-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Enough is enough’: Amid anonymous mailers, robocalls, Elk Grove mayor starts ‘naming names’ – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/enough-is-enough-amid-anonymous-mailers-robocalls-elk-grove-mayor-starts-naming-names
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson on Tuesday lashed out at a local developer and other political opponents, accusing them of being behind a series of anonymous robocalls and campaign-style mailers ahead of a March 17 term limits referendum that could remove him from office. It’s not the first time the mayor has spoken from the village board dais about Mario Gullo of George Gullo Development Corp., but his public statements during a board meeting Tuesday night were his most direct and extensive about Gullo and others to date.)
— Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park mayors encouraged by Washington, D.C. visit – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/hoffman-estates-hanover-park-mayors-encourgaged-by-washington-dc-visit
— Candidates sought to replace Didech on Lake County Board (DIERSEN: If the voters in Lake County District 20 voted to fill the Board vacancy instead of the current Board members, who would apply?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200129/candidates-sought-to-replace-didech-on-lake-county-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote, a county resident for a year and live within District 20, which includes Buffalo Grove, portions of Long Grove and nearby unincorporated areas. Those interested can submit a resume, letter of interest and supporting material by Feb. 19 to [email protected], or to Lake County Board Chairwoman Sandy Hart, county board office, 10th Floor, 18 North County St., Waukegan, IL 60085.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP race to unseat House newcomer Underwood heats up As a major national group backs state Sen. Sue Rezin in the Republican primary, another contender, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, opens his own wallet to the tune of $1 million. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-race-unseat-house-newcomer-underwood-heats
— Pritzker’s State of the State address: Full text Property tax relief, pensions and more: Read the Illinois governor’s plan here.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pritzkers-state-state-address-full-text

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/29/cannabis-resource-fair-set-for-saturday/

WGN RADIO
— Chicago Tribune Columnist Kristen McQueary: How our politicians mask bribery
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/29/chicago-tribune-columnist-kristen-mcqueary-how-our-politicians-mask-bribery/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Legal representation sought for dogs, cats in abuse cases – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Legal-representation-sought-for-dogs-cats-in-15014695.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Constituents ‘die in’ at Foster’s Joliet office over health care, climate change Demonstrators want Foster to support Medicare for All, Green New Deal legislation – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/28/constituents-die-in-at-fosters-joliet-office-over-health-care-climate-change/arytj2l/

HOI ABC
— Sangamon County Coroner and former Springfield alderman killed in plane crash – Molly Jirasek
https://hoiabc.com/2020/01/28/sangamon-county-coroner-and-former-springfield-mayor-killed-in-plane-crash/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/delavan-cannabis-sparking-revolution#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Election Meltdown Is A Real Possibility’ In 2020 Presidential Race, Author Warns – TERRY GROSS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/election-meltdown-real-possibility-2020-presidential-race-author-warns#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s New Finance Director Rose Wallace Introduces Herself
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-lauren-underwoods-new-finance-director-rose-wallace-introduces-herself/ 
— Why Do the Democrats Want to Run Their Judicial Candidate Against Mary McClellan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/why-do-the-democrats-want-to-run-their-judicial-candidate-against-mary-mcclellan/ 
— IL-14: Second Congressional Candidates Forum Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-06-il-14-mchenry-county-candidates-forums-schedule-from-league-of-women-voters/ 
— David McSweeney’s Vindication on Red Light Camera Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/david-mcsweeneys-vindication-on-red-lighmt-camera-legislation/ 
— Red Light Camera Opponent Former State Senator Dan Duffy Weighs In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/red-light-camera-opponent-former-state-senator-dan-duffy-weighs-in/ 
— Psst. Don’t Tell People Sandoval Is a Democrat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/psst-dont-tell-people-sandoval-is-a-democrat/ 
— Governor’s State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/governors-state-of-the-state-speech/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Responds to Attacks from Ted Gradel and Sue Rezin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-jim-oberweis-responds-to-attacks-from-ted-gradel-and-sue-rezin/ 
— McConchie Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/mcconchie-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— DeWitte Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/dewitte-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Skillicorn Comments on State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/skillicorn-comments-on-state-of-the-state-speech/ 
— Weber Asks More Time Until Foster Kids Put into Managed Care
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/weber-asks-more-time-until-foster-kids-put-into-managed-care/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser Monday in Cary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-monday-in-cary/ 
— Ugaste Reacts to State of the State Speech
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/29/ugaste-reacts-to-state-of-the-state-speech/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL GROUPS RESPOND TO PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/political-groups-respond-to-pritzkers-2020-state-of-state-address-.html
— BUSINESS GROUPS REACT TO GOV PRITKZER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/business-groups-react-to-gov-pritkzers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS RESPOND TO GOV PRITZKER’S 2020 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-respond-to-gov-pritzkers-2020-state-of-the-state-address.html


CAPITOL FAX
— Frank and Cinda Edwards perish in plane crash
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/frank-and-cinda-edwards-perish-in-plane-crash/
— Kinzinger praises Illinois nukes, demands action, but won’t say if he supports another bailout
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/29/kinzinger-praises-illinois-nukes-demands-action-but-wont-say-if-he-supports-another-bailout/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Joe Biden says he needs a VP who can be president ‘because I’m an old guy’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/joe-biden-says-he-needs-a-vp-who-can-be-president-/
— Rudy Giuliani: John Bolton is a ‘backstabber’ – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/rudy-giuliani-john-bolton-backstabber/
— Trump says Bolton would have embroiled U.S. in ‘World War Six’ if he hadn’t been fired – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would still be hosting a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August and December, a picnic in August, and a Christmas party in December.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/29/trump-says-bolton-would-have-embroiled-us-world-wa/

GOPUSA
— Denver invites violent crime by snubbing ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83632

BREITBART
— Michigan State Launches ‘Undocumented’ Website with Goal to ‘Reduce Apprehension’ of Illegals – ALANA MASTRANGELO2
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/29/michigan-state-launches-undocumented-website-with-goal-to-reduce-apprehension-of-illegals/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Cost of Sacrificing Public, Private Health Insurance for ‘Medicare for All’ – Robert Moffit and Douglas Holtz-Eakin 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/29/the-cost-of-sacrificing-public-private-health-insurance-for-medicare-for-all/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Former ICE Director: AOC Is Making ICE’s Job ‘More Dangerous’ – Eric Scheiner
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/former-ice-director-aoc-making-ices-job-more-dangerous

NEWS BUSTERS
— Conspiracy Theories Abound on PBS: Violent Trump Voters? U.S. Turning Into Nazi Germany? – Scott Whitlock
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/01/29/conspiracy-theories-abound-pbs-violent-trump-voters-us-turning

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? What the Left just can’t deliver. – Dennis Prager
https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/why-are-so-many-young-people-unhappy-dennis-prager

CNN
— Labor law makes it too hard to start unions. Workers deserve a bigger voice – Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/perspectives/labor-union-laws/index.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/trumps-immigration-rule-is-cruel-and-racistbut-its-nothing-new

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Enforcing E-Verify incompatible with U.S. reliance on unauthorized workers: Dallas Fed working paper – Erin Douglas
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/bizfeed/article/Enforcing-E-Verify-incompatible-with-U-S-15013737.php

January 11 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: At least 1,000 anti-abortion marchers rally in the Loop – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-march-for-life-chicago-20200111-5fd3dnswwvdhlntly4cxu3ofjy-story.html
— While Nazi sympathizer Arthur Jones protests, Orland Park residents turn out to talk social justice – JESSE WRIGHT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-newman-jones-events-st-0112-20200111-bo2gi7w5zndq3fg24wisudcpg4-story.html
— Seeking to give residents a break on property tax, legislative task force recommends expanding sales tax. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who’s pushing a graduated income tax, says there’s got to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-property-tax-task-force-20200111-pwbldyzyt5afpjdm3catlklnwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot ‘has the votes’ to pass marijuana consumption ordinance, puts kibosh on 606 development freeze “We have to have places for people to be able to legally consume marijuana,” Lightfoot says. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/10/21060658/lori-lightfoot-marijuana-consumption-ordinance-606-development-freeze
— Cullerton predicts Lightfoot will get casino gambling fix, graduated real estate transfer tax during spring session Retiring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says Lori Lightfoot is “on a learning curve” in Springfield, unlike his wily friend Rahm Emanuel, who majored in political arm-twisting – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2020/1/10/21060325/cullerton-lightfoot-casino-gambling-real-estate-transfer-tax-spring-session

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan’s latest scandal, Springfield’s latest outrage – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200111/editorial-madigans-latest-scandal-springfields-latest-outrage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200111/meet-mark-galli-the-wheaton-evangelical-who-called-out-trump

NBC5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Suggests She May be Open to Lowering Recreational Cannabis Taxes Of the 11 states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, Illinois’ taxes are second only to Washington state – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayor-lori-lightfoot-says-she-may-be-open-to-lowering-recreational-cannabis-taxes/2199489/

HERALD & REVIEW
— How will Decatur-area employers handle workers who smoke marijuana? A look at the legal issues surrounding cannabis. – Analisa Trofimuk (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise pot smokers.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/how-will-decatur-area-employers-handle-workers-who-smoke-marijuana/article_eaf7d210-d937-5f26-bb1e-2a2fe4400639.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois taxing itself into irrelevancy – Editorial
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/illinois-taxing-itself-into-irrelevancy/article_0328b94e-33b2-11ea-b8b5-5ba49a8a96eb.html

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— City’s Reparations Subcommittee Members Give Preliminary Views on Form of Reparations – Larry Gavin (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, how much reparations do they want you to pay? Overwhelmingly, those who favor reparations want those who have the following demographics to pay the most reparations: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/City-s-Reparations-Subcommittee-Members-Give-Preliminary-Views-on-Form-of-Reparations/15/26/17406

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: All Candidates Will Participate in MCC Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/11/il-14-all-candidates-will-participate-in-mcc-debate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former press secretaries of both parties urge White House to resume briefings – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/11/white-house-urged-by-former-spokesmen-to-resume-re/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Insanity Of Transgenderism – Rod Dreher
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-insanity-of-transgenderism/

TOWNHALL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Law Automatically Registers Illegal Aliens to Vote – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/10/ny-law-will-automatically-register-illegal-aliens-to-vote-n2559325

CBN NEWS
— Surge in ER Visits After New Marijuana Laws Take Effect – Lorie Johnson
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2020/january/surge-in-er-visits-after-new-marijuana-laws-take-effect

CNN
— Many millennials are worse off than their parents — a first in American history – Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/11/politics/millennials-income-stalled-upward-mobility-us/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says: ‘A national disgrace’: As impeachment hung over a president’s head, he went on a wild rally tour.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/01/11/national-disgrace-impeachment-hung-over-presidents-head-he-went-wild-rally-tour/

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates Nearly 70% Higher Than National Average – Douglas A. McIntyre 
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2020/01/11/black-unemployment-rates-nearly-70-higher-than-national-average/

December 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson fired for ‘intolerable’ actions, Mayor Lightfoot says – Craig Wall and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-supt-eddie-johnson-fired-for-intolerable-actions-lightfoot-says/5729727/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Holocaust denier Art Jones one of two Republicans disavowed by state GOP who are filing papers for another congressional run – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-candidate-filing-2020-20191202-ipbbp56ufzbxbot24ne4av6mo4-story.html
— Lori Lightfoot’s firing of Eddie Johnson: A step toward CPD accountability – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-johnson-firing-lightfoot-cpd-consent-decree-20191202-zzs4trfv7zb2jcigpysiplu4m4-story.html
— Twitter exchange with Cook County assessor sums up outrage and exodus: Tax hikes are paying for debt, not services. – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-illinois-exodus-property-taxes-kaegi-mcqueary-20191202-jwo6oqvhsvaopae4vqybmbquhi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— You can weigh in on public pot use, expungement for weed crimes at community hearings this week The city is still finalizing details of how and when marijuana use will be permitted, and is also seeking input on expungement and other issues. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/2/20991972/marijuana-cannabis-consumption-pot-use-public-expungement-recreational
— Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite files again for Chicago-area House seat Arthur Jones won the GOP nomination for the 3rd Congressional District in 2018 because no other Republican was on the primary ballot. This time, however, he will face competition in the March primary. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/2/20992050/holocaust-denier-arthur-jones-candidate-republican-primary-3rd-congressional-district

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage voters will decide some primaries, but many candidates have a free pass to November – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/dupage-voters-will-decide-some-primaries-but-many-candidates-have-a-free-pass-to-november
— Who’s seeking U.S. House seats in suburban districts, including Casten’s, Underwood’s – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/whos-seeking-us-house-seats-in-suburban-districts-including-castens-underwoods
— Last day of filing brings final flurry of Illinois General Assembly candidates – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/last-day-of-filing-brings-final-flurry-of-illinois-general-assembly-candidates
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former state Rep. Randy Ramey, stepson of former Republican state Senate President Pate Philip, added his name to what could be a three-way race for the Republican nomination in the 45th District. Ramey, of Carol Stream, is slated to square off against Al Manzo and Michael Camerer, who filed their petitions last week. The winner of that primary will face incumbent Democratic state Rep. Diane Pappas. . .Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin announced his bid for the 52nd District House seat, which has been held by Republican David McSweeney for several years. McSweeney announced his decision not to seek reelection earlier this year. No Democrat has filed, but parties can slate candidates after the primary for the general election by June 1, according to the state board.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois political candidates make their move as filing for March primary closes Here are the matchups for the state Supreme Court, a closely-watched race against Rep. Dan Lipinski in the 3rd congressional district and more. – Greg-Hinz
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-political-candidates-make-their-move-filing-march-primary-closes
— Mayor Lightfoot fires police chief Johnson Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s terminated Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for cause. “It has become clear (Johnson) engaged in a series of actions intolerable for any leader in a position of trust.” – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/mayor-lightfoot-fires-police-chief-johnson
— Report urges big upgrade in public transit service for the disabled, seniors A key advocacy group finds that while bus and train service sometimes works for all here, it also can be “maddeningly frustrating and expensive” for many riders who need a little extra help. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/report-urges-big-upgrade-public-transit-service-disabled-seniors

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— More than 130 file for spots on McLean County primary ballot – Lenore Sobota
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-than-file-for-spots-on-mclean-county-primary-ballot/article_76a62909-0945-5ba8-8c23-f7f5b25893d2.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Primary election ballot set for central Illinois – Chris Kaergard
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191202/primary-election-ballot-set-for-central-illinois

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI admissions process moving outside the ‘box’ – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats kill incentives to comply with the rule of law.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/keeping-watch-ui-admissions-process-moving-outside-the-box/article_59487015-252c-5113-b034-1e931e382654.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Former state Sen. Toi Hutchinson is now adviser to Gov. J.B. Pritzker on recreational pot, raising question of whether her original job title was unconstitutional – JAMIE MUNKS 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/former-state-sen-toi-hutchinson-is-now-adviser-to-gov/article_56cef326-0d61-531d-b6af-37458b60a80f.html

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— These Candidates Have Filed Paperwork To Run In The 2020 Illinois Primary – ERIC SCHMID
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/these-candidates-have-filed-paperwork-run-2020-illinois-primary#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois among least financially-transparent states in U.S., report finds – Scot Bertram 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-among-financially-transparent-states-in-u-s-report-finds/article_46f4edca-14ac-11ea-92e4-4b1b42625099.html
— Illinois candidate for Congress opens campaign by smoking weed in video – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-candidate-for-congress-opens-campaign-by-smoking-weed-in/article_65044170-12d7-11ea-a447-6f5fcb9bf6db.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Last Day To File for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/how-to-run-for-precinct-committeeperson-copy/ 
— The Upcoming Parking Lot Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/the-upcoming-parking-lot-tax/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser in Crystal Lake December 11
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-in-crystal-lake-december-11/ 
— IL House 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Fundraiser in Algonquin on Cyber Monday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/il-house-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-fundraiser-in-algonquin-on-cyber-monday/ 
— IL-06/IL House District 66: Dundee Township Republicans Holiday Party in Algonquin Sunday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/il-06-il-house-district-66-dundee-township-republicans-holiday-party-in-algonquin-sunday/
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives on Offense
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/il-06-jeanne-ives-on-offense/ 
— Judge Candidate Mary McClellan Seeks to Unmask McHenry County Blog Commenters’ Identities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/mary-mcclellan-seeks-to-unmask-mchenry-county-blog-commenters-identities/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Joliet Township – “Clerk punched the Supervisor in his face” – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/joliet-township-clerk-punched-the-supervisor-in-his-face/WASHINGTON EXAMINER

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— UPDATE: 6 GOPERS FILE TO FILL RETIRING JOHN SHIMKUS’ 15TH CD SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/3-gopers-file-to-fill-retiring-john-shimkus-15th-cd-seat-.html
— UPDATE: 5 IL REPUBLICANS FILE TO CHALLENGE DURBIN IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/four-il-republicans-file-to-challenge-durbin-in-2020-.html
— UPDATE: COOK CO GOP CONDEMNS NAZI FILING AGAIN IN IL’S 3RD CD GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/nazi-files-again-in-ils-3rd-cd-gop-primary-.html
— 14TH CD’S NEW REP FEATURED IN TIME’S 100 NEXT LIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/14th-cds-new-rep-featured-in-times-100-next-list.html
— CAIR-BACKED CHICAGO ISLAMIST ATTEMPTS TO OUST BOARD OF REVIEW’S DAN PATLAK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cair-backed-chicago-islamist-activist-turned-politician-on-the-rise.html
— ROSSI: EVANSTON, ILLINOIS’ INSULTING “REPARATIONS” SCAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/rossi-evanston-illinois-insulting-reparations-scam.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP responds *** Nazi again files to run against Lipinski
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/02/nazi-again-files-to-run-against-lipinski/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump campaign cracks down on Bloomberg over hands-off news policy Won’t credential reporters for rallies; GOP follows suit – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/2/trump-campaign-cracks-down-bloomberg-over-hands-ne/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Visa overstays aren’t the biggest problem with illegal immigration — the southern border is
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/visa-overstays-arent-the-biggest-problem-with-illegal-immigration-the-southern-border-is

— ‘I represent a threat’: Betsy DeVos responds to her unhinged left-wing critics – Brad Polumbo 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/i-represent-a-threat-betsy-devos-responds-to-her-unhinged-left-wing-critics

AMERICAN THINKER
— Peter Buttigieg nods in agreement as crackpot reverend claims illegals are recovering stolen land – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/peter_buttigieg_nods_in_agreement_as_crackpot_reverend_claims_illegals_are_recovering_stolen_land.html

DAILY WIRE
— Chicago Police Superintendent Who Refused Trump Invite Fired For ‘Ethical Lapses’ – Emily Zanotti
https://www.dailywire.com/news/chicago-police-superintendent-who-refused-trump-invite-fired-for-ethical-lapses

PATRIOT POST
— Chick-fil-A Funded Anti-Christian Group Tied to Attack on Family Research Council – Todd Starnes 
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/67089-chick-fil-a-funded-anti-christian-group-tied-to-attack-on-family-research-council-2019-12-02

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Zuckerberg Defends Facebook’s Political Ad Policy, Says Americans Should ‘Judge for Themselves’ – Madison Summers
https://ijr.com/zuckerberg-defends-facebooks-political-ad-policy-says-americans-should-judge-for-themselves/
— ‘No’: Facebook’s Zuckerberg Pushes Back on Critics Suggesting Trump Tried to ‘Lobby’ Him – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/zuckerberg-pushes-back-suggesting-trump-lobby/

FORBES
— America’s ‘Full Employment’ Hides a Dirty Secret – John Mauldin
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2019/12/02/americas-full-employment-hides-a-dirty-secret/#9c6e22d7c157
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Should just being “employed” make people/workers happy? On one level, any job is better than no job. But we also derive much of our identities and self-esteem from our work. If you aren’t happy with it, you’re probably not happy generally. Unhappy people can still vote and are often easy marks for shameless politicians to manipulate. Their spending patterns change, too. So it ends up affecting everyone and everything. Unhappy Employment There’s this plight of people who, while not necessarily poor, aren’t where they think they should be—and perhaps once were. This disappointment isn’t just in their minds; the economy really has changed. Yes, you can probably get a job if you are physically able, but the odds it will support you and a family, if you have one, are lower than they once were.)

GUARDIAN
— Trump campaign bans Bloomberg News journalists
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/dec/02/donald-trump-news-today-live-impeachment-nato-summit-latest-updates