April 5 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Largest 1-Day Increase Yet in Coronavirus Cases in Chicago Area  A total of 11,025 coronavirus cases have been reported in the Chicago area as of Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/largest-1-day-increase-yet-in-coronavirus-cases-in-chicago-area/2250540/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Despite backlog of 115K COVID-19 tests, Quest Diagnostics asks workers to voluntarily go on furlough; Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks coming as Coronavirus numbers continue to rise.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/5/21208575/trump-says-toughest-weeks-coming-as-coronavirus-numbers-continue-to-rise-live-updates

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Queen urges self-discipline as Britain sees record jump in coronavirus deaths – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200405-z6jelb2cynbblfz725vw44suzu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: Illinois ‘weeks away’ from coronavirus peak – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200405/pritzker-illinois-weeks-away-from-coronavirus-peak
— It’s time to start wearing masks – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200404/editorial-its-time-to-start-wearing-masks
— Facts Matter: Positive coronavirus news is great, but not when it’s false – Bob Oswald (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/facts-matter-positive-coronavirus-news-is-great-but-not-when-its-false–
— COVID-19 is forcing us to rethink our values – Armstrong Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200405/covid-19-is-forcing-us-to-rethink-our-values

WTTW
— Pritzker: Anyone Still Gathering During Pandemic is “Stupid” or Not Paying Attention – Matt Masterson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/04/pritzker-anyone-still-gathering-during-pandemic-stupid-or-not-paying-attention

WBEZ
— Pritzker: Feds Should Have Pushed All States To Issue Stay-At-Home Orders – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/pritzker-feds-should-have-pushed-all-states-to-issue-stayathome-orders/615b871a-8949-4b97-af4e-b9253c1e02e3

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— As COVID cases rise in NYC, United dramatically cuts its schedule The airline will cut its Newark schedule 90 percent starting Sunday. As the outbreak spreads, other cities could also see reductions. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/covid-cases-rise-nyc-united-dramatically-cuts-its-schedule

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Coronavirus afflicts ethics reform – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200404/coronavirus-afflicts-ethics-reform

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Update on Gun Issues – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=301659#.XonY-SN_OM8

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Local newspapers facing their own coronavirus crisis – AP
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200405/local-newspapers-facing-their-own-coronavirus-crisis

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The Illinois Cannabis Market Is Strong – ERIC SCHMID
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-cannabis-market-strong-shortages-will-persist-months#stream/0

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Chicago opens shelters for newly homeless in virus crisis – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/5/chicago-opens-shelters-for-newly-homeless-in-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Sean Casten (D., Ill.) Spreads Chinese Propaganda While Blaming Coronavirus Deaths on Trump – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/dem-rep-spreads-chinese-propaganda-while-blaming-coronavirus-deaths-on-trump/

BLAZE
— Police issue citation, fine woman who was just ‘going on a drive’ amid coronavirus stay-at-home order ‘…failed to abide by the order of the governor’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/police-issue-citation-fine-woman-who-was-just-going-on-a-drive-amid-coronavirus-stay-at-home-order

NEWS BUSTERS
— Trump SLAMS Liberal Media for Purposely ‘Creating Fear,’ ‘Panic’; ‘So Bad for’ America – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2020/04/04/trump-scorches-liberal-media-purposely-creating-fear-panic-its-so
— Hollywood’s ‘Trump Is Hitler’ Argument Even More Pathetic Now – Christian Toto 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2020/04/04/hollywoods-trump-hitler-argument-even-more-pathetic-now

THE HILL
— Biden says Democratic convention may need to be virtual – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: What is the status of the following: a) the next meeting of your Republican township/ward/county party organization, b) the Republican county party conventions, c) the April 21 annual township government meetings, and d) the June 11-13 Illinois Republican Party State Convention?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/491209-biden-says-democratic-convention-may-need-to-be-virtual
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump team picks fight with Twitter, TV networks over political speech.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491072-trump-team-picks-fight-with-twitter-tv-networks-over-political-speech
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In recent weeks, the Trump campaign has threatened legal action against TV stations for airing an ad cut by a Democratic super PAC that makes it seem as if Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax.” It has also been sending scores of emails to Twitter to flag videos being produced and shared by Democrats to make the case that the content runs afoul of the company’s policy on manipulated media. And this week, the Trump campaign took the unusual step of producing a deliberately misleading clip of former Vice President Joe Biden calling the coronavirus a “hoax” with the sole purpose of testing Twitter to see if it would enforce its rules equally on both the Trump and Biden campaigns. “Everything indicates that the Democrat donors who run Silicon Valley are intent on stacking the deck against President Trump’s reelection,” said Matt Wolking, a Trump campaign spokesman. “Their lack of transparency is further evidence that this is politically motivated interference in the 2020 election. Political speech and debate should not be policed and silenced by faceless, unknown actors and social justice warriors manipulating algorithms behind closed doors.” Since Trump was elected president, there has been an explosion of media fact-checking, leading to enormous pressure on platforms to sanction or pull content that is determined to be misleading. The president and his campaign have been accused of spreading misinformation through campaign ads countless times.)

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s coronavirus mismanagement again undercuts his CEO image.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/05/politics/president-management-covid-2020/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: U.S. deaths top 8,500 as Trump warns of “toughest week” ahead
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-latest-news-2020-04-05/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Two months in, Trump’s coronavirus response creates more chaos.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/two-months-trump-s-coronavirus-response-creates-more-chaos-n1176986

REUTERS
— How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics – Dan Burns
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-jobs/how-the-coronavirus-job-cuts-played-out-by-sector-and-demographics-idUSKBN21M0EL

CNBC
— Scenes of Sin City shut down by coronavirus – Adam Jeffery
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/scenes-of-sin-city-shut-down-by-coronavirus.html
— Coronavirus effect: Bankruptcies won’t save retail this time – Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-retail-is-used-to-existential-crises-but-bankruptcies-wont-save-it-now.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus Live Updates: New U.S. Hot Spots Emerge; Trump Predicts ‘a Lot of Death’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-news.html
— With Campaigns in Remote Mode, Pandemic Upends Battle for Congress As retail campaigning has become all but impossible amid the public health crisis, candidates tread carefully in an uncertain political environment. – Carl Hulse
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/us/congress-campaigns-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The president veered from grim warnings to baseless assurances in a news conference, predicting a surging death toll in what may be “the toughest week” of the pandemic.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/world/coronavirus-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that only Trump-supporters abuse Chinese-Americans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/nyregion/coronavirus-chinese-americans-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus Misinformation War.” According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-fake-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “As Trump Administration Debated Travel Restrictions, Thousands Streamed in From China.”
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/05/world/asia/05reuters-health-coronavirus-nsc.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Live updates: As coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S., Trump says ‘ there will be a lot of death’ in the next week
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/05/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “So much for Trump’s polling bump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/05/so-much-trumps-bump/

NEW YORK POST
— So many to blame for coronavirus crisis, so don’t bother – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus. I should write a book about disgusting scapegoating Diersen-haters who ever-increasingly blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the problems that the following have/had: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://nypost.com/2020/04/04/so-many-to-blame-for-coronavirus-crisis-so-dont-bother-goodwin/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Hitching a ride on the coronavirus: How partisans of all stripes are exploiting this crisis – WILL MARSHALL
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-hitching-ride-coronavirus-20200405-37fjf5gdibhffnf4nptksx7g34-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus. I should write a book about disgusting scapegoating Diersen-haters who ever-increasingly blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the problems that the following have/had: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-lives-laying-blame-leadership-20200405-rylfm3ok5bghpauhtaiglem5w4-story.html

USA TODAY
— Blame the Chinese Communist Party for the coronavirus crisis Coronavirus crisis proves communism is still a grave threat to the entire world. If Beijing had just been honest, the pandemic could be preventable. – Marion Smith (DIERSEN: What do say to those who side with Communist China against America?) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/05/blame-chinese-communist-party-coronavirus-crisis-column/2940486001/

INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment not a valid excuse for Trump’s slow COVID-19 response.” Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the many adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me is no excuse for my failing to make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. 
https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2020/04/05/goldberg-impeachment-not-valid-excuse-trump-slow-covid-19-response/2941361001/

BOSTON GLOBE
— There’s no real precedent for the coronavirus effect on the economy — and that could be a good thing – Jim Puzzanghera
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/04/04/nation/theres-no-real-precedent-coronavirus-effect-economy-that-could-be-good-thing/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— State Coronavirus Shutdowns Have Taken 29% of U.S. Economy Offline Eight in 10 U.S. counties are under lockdown orders, according to a study, and they represent nearly 96% of national output – Josh Mitchell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-coronavirus-shutdowns-have-taken-29-of-u-s-economy-offline-11586079001
— U.S. Expects Coronavirus Peak in Some Cities Next Week as Global Toll Climbs ‘There will be a lot of death unfortunately,’ President Trump says – Andrew Restuccia, Melissa Korn and Katie Honan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/governments-around-the-world-intensify-measures-to-battle-coronavirus-pandemic-11585993977
— THE MONTH CORONAVIRUS FELLED AMERICAN BUSINESS March began amid an 11-year expansion and ended with blue-chip companies begging for bailouts. Swift and sharp, the pandemic cut through the country’s commerce like nothing before it.
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/march-changed-everything/
— The Big Question for Sports: When Will You Feel Safe Around 20,000 Strangers Again? President Trump wants sports back soon. But fans might not be ready. – Joshua Robinson, Ben Cohen and Laine Higgins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-big-question-for-sports-when-will-you-feel-safe-around-20-000-strangers-again-11586084401
— How Coronavirus Is Breaking Down Along Familiar Political Lines Red and blue America are experiencing the crisis in different ways, and that is affecting how their leaders are tackling it – Aaron Zitner, John McCormick and Dante Chinni
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-coronavirus-is-breaking-down-along-familiar-political-lines-11586001600
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Because the outbreak has hit urban areas harder than less-populated communities, it has been felt less in the nation’s Republican strongholds than in Democratic ones, bringing a partisan tint to views of how the outbreak is being experienced and should be addressed. That has also meant that some Republican elected officials have been hesitant to call for statewide stay-at-home orders for fear of upending rural areas that have yet to record many cases or any at all. As of Thursday, 91% of counties that voted for Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 had at least one case of coronavirus, and 47% had at least one death, a Wall Street Journal analysis of virus data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows. By contrast, 69% of counties that voted for President Trump had at least one case, and 14% had a death. Those counties on the whole are less densely populated than Clinton counties, and most rural areas tend to lean Republican. Only about a fifth of the states, all with large rural populations and Republican governors, didn’t have statewide stay-at-home directives in place as of Friday. The GOP governors of Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, who had resisted issuing statewide shelter-in-place orders, were among those who reversed course and imposed them this past week. Discrepancies between rural and urban America are creating tensions within states.)

BLOOMBERG
— The Way We Work Will Never Be the Same – Brooke Sample
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-04-05/coronavirus-puts-end-to-labor-market-as-we-know-it

FORTUNE
— Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis – AP
https://fortune.com/2020/04/05/newspapers-cuts-coronavirus-layoffs-jobs-crisis-unemployment-covid-19/
— Coronavirus is igniting a devastating crisis for highly indebted companies – BOB DIAMOND and TY WALLACH
https://fortune.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-corporate-loans-bonds-credit/

MOTLEY FOOL
— Are Americans Concerned About Their Personal Finances Over Coronavirus? – Dave Kovaleski (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus negatively impacted you and your spouse financially? For my wife and I, our recent stock market gains have been lost. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, etc. has gone down. As our fixed income investments mature, we will be faced with much lower interest rates and much more pressure to take on more risk, that is, to put money in the stock market. Ever-increasingly, to maintain our standard of living, my Civil Service Retirement System pension, our Social Security, our federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and our interest income is not enough, and we have to dip more and more and more into our retirement savings.) 
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/04/04/concerned-about-personal-finances-coronavirus.aspx
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council (NEFC) shows how concerned Americans are about their personal finances due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis. According to the survey, which solicited responses from 1,201 people between March 23 and March 27, 58.2% say the crisis has had a negative impact on their personal finances (30.9% called the impact somewhat negative, and 27.3% described it as very negative). About 32% of respondents said the crisis has had neither a positive nor a negative impact, while the remaining 9.9% said the pandemic has had a positive effect on their finances (6.8% indicated the effect was very positive, while 3.1% said somewhat positive). That’s the sentiment right now, but what about the future?)

BANKRATE
— Majority Have Cut Spending Amid Coronavirus Crisis Two-thirds have not touched their retirement or investment accounts despite market volatility
https://www.southernmarylandchronicle.com/2020/04/05/majority-have-cut-spending-amid-coronavirus-crisis/

TAUNTON GAZETTE
— Why our coronavirus coverage is free – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are beyond furious that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are free and contain no advertising.)
https://www.tauntongazette.com/news/20200404/why-our-coronavirus-coverage-is-free-and-what-we-hope-youll-do-about-it

PARADE
— What People Earn 2020: See the Salaries of Everyday Workers Across America – Kaylen Ralph (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, you are worth what are paid for doing what you do. They stress that no one pays me anything for my spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. In my defense, I stress a) that I have enough time and money that I do not need anyone to give me money for my doing what I do, b) that “He wo pays the piper calls the tunes” and I do not want anyone to call my tunes, and c) that in 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors paid me $131,532/year in today’s dollars.) 
https://parade.com/1015936/kaylen-ralph/what-people-earn-salaries-2020/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come (DIERSEN: Coronavirus aid drives up the national debt. What percent of coronavirus aid has gone, is going, and will go to individuals, organizations, companies, etc. that have not been significantly negatively impacted financially?) 
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_overwhelmingly_endorse_coronavirus_aid_package_expect_more_to_come

INQUISITR
— Donald Trump Urges Media To ‘Stop Spreading False Rumors’ Amid Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Ought to put it together for a while, get this over with and then go back to your fake news,’ Trump said. – Damir Mujezinovic (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false, misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.inquisitr.com/5982174/donald-trump-media-false-rumors-coronavirus/

SUN
— ‘IT WAS TERRIBLE’ Trump blasts ex-Navy Capt Brett Crozier who raised coronavirus alarms saying he agrees ‘100%’ with his ousting – Les Steed (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress the lack of support that I got from my fellow GAO class members (White, male, over age 40) when I became the only active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged my Democrat GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write a book about my fellow GAO class members. I would focus on those who cut deals under the table with my Democrat GAO superiors to keep their jobs. Those deals included their giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and helping my Democrat GAO superiors force me to take their retirement “offer.”)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/uncategorized/11331227/trump-blasts-ex-navy-capt-brett-crozier-coronavirus-alarms-agrees-ousting/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Captain Brett Crozier will now be ‘reassigned’ according to his superiors, despite the Navy facing a huge backlash over the dismissal. The news came just one day after a video emerged of hundreds of sailors cheering the Captain as he walked off the aircraft carrier after being relieved of duties. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told reporters on Thursday that he “lost confidence in [Crozier’s] ability to lead that warship” after he sent the letter, and relieved him of duty. Crozier was to be reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, said Modly. More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on the U.S. Navy to reinstate Crozier. “His actions possibly saved many lives,” said the Change.org petition said. “Although he was fired, his plan to safely remove crew members was still implemented. He is a hero who should be rewarded.” Crozier “was absolutely correct in raising” concerns about Covid-19 but “it was the way in which he did it” that “undermined” the Navy’s efforts and “created a little bit of panic on the ship,” Modly said. But he said the letter was sent outside the chain of command while the Navy was already “fully responding.” He added that Crozier copying as many people as he did on the letter demonstrated “extremely poor judgment,” and said: “He did not take care to ensure that it couldn’t be leaked.” Crozier will be reassigned in the U.S. Navy role, but won’t be discharged, Modly said on Friday. But despite this, Crozier was cheered for by hundreds as he left the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday. In videos posted online, one person can be heard shouting: “Now that’s how you send off one of the greatest captains you ever had.” Hundreds of sailors chanted “Captain Crozier!” and a man calls him the “G.O.A.T.,” or the “greatest of all time,” and “a man of the people.”)

April 3 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Indiana Reports 408 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing State Total to 3,437 There have also been a total of 102 deaths across the state since the pandemic began, a rise of 24 in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-408-new-coronavirus-cases-bringing-state-total-to-3437/2249736/
— Trump Campaign Calls Sessions ‘Delusional’ in Letter The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to “misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of Trump,” in the campaign mailer that mentioned Trump’s name 22 times – Kim Chandler (DIERSEN: What would the leaders of the following say if asked about my support for the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization?) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-campaign-calls-sessions-delusional-in-letter/2249761/

CBS2
— With Dozens Of COVID-19 Cases In Department, Some Chicago Police Employees Say They Don’t Feel Safe At Work – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/02/with-dozens-of-covid-19-cases-in-department-some-chicago-police-employees-say-they-dont-feel-safe-at-work/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/2/21206102/coronavirus-covid-19-trump-briefings-mona-charen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When each state is expected to hit peak use of resources in coronavirus pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-when-each-state-is-expected-to-hit-peak-use-of-resources-in-coronavirus-pandemic-20200402-thfoozjjnnftrd4ddblb3ua3fu-photogallery.html
— Trump administration moves toward recommending that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face masks (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-face-mask-guidelines-20200402-wjcqlyqy2vgc5ebjp6zx4bo65q-story.html
— University of Illinois financial hit from coronavirus ‘significant and growing,’ including $37 million in room and board refunds – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-university-of-illinois-20200403-zbg6jfyppvdmneuh6dwhw6dh24-story.html
— Uber halts construction in The Old Post Office, marking Chicago’s first big office project delayed by the coronavirus – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-uber-pauses-chicago-construction-20200402-sxyo5vijkresniztt24yzabo7m-story.html
— Behind the race to fight COVID-19, can Illinois keep its finances in order? – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-costs-illinois-pritzker-greising-20200402-4vnvgglrpzfrxkrddfida27b7y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— MARCH 23, 2020 FLASHBACK: FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTO: Westmont man Dustin Petty charged with burglarizing two Hinsdale homes, stealing car – Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: SEE Wheaton Police Report # WH2000665  Petty is charged with stealing a car on the driveway of a residence on the 600 block of Arbor Avenue in my precinct the night of March 16, 2020.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/westmont-man-charged-with-burglarizing-two-hinsdale-homes-stealing-car

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump Tower workers among 14,000 layoffs in state report Almost 5,600 of the cuts were categorized as temporary, including 294 at the Trump hotel. But the outlook for rehiring is unclear, given the uncertainty over when the virus peaks and how quickly the economy can recover. – STEVE DANIELS 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/trump-tower-workers-among-14000-layoffs-state-report

ABC7
— How to make face masks from materials found at home (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/how-to-make-face-masks-from-materials-found-at-home/6071155/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/3/2020

WTTW
— CTA Ridership Drops Nearly 80% as Chicagoans Stay Home – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/02/cta-ridership-drops-nearly-80-chicagoans-stay-home

WBEZ
— Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Says His Arsenal Against COVID-19 Is ‘Nearly Exhausted’ – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-says-his-arsenal-against-covid19-is-nearly-exhausted/21305dc7-0a99-44ef-bd98-78ef1377cf4c

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Court: Brady helped get brothers loan based on ‘false statements’ – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats, a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200402/court-brady-helped-get-brothers-loan-based-on-false-statements

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Not running the numbers The state of Illinois is in an economic state of confusion. – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-not-running-the-numbers/article_4e74de7d-5ca1-52c9-b942-0a1c866c5588.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 15 Will County Health Department employees test positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in county reach 395 – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/02/15-will-county-health-department-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/anb44ng/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Why are some businesses essential, and others not? – Jakob Emerson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/why-are-some-businesses-essential-and-others-not
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite the potential for disagreement, some labor attorneys said there is no legal recourse available for closed businesses to argue they are essential. “The practical answer is, where you going to go?” Baker said. “The courts are closed. I think the real question is, how enforceable is the executive order?” Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said his department has not been forced to close any nonessential businesses, but has the authority to do so. “We are not looking to complicate people’s lives and these business owners,” Campbell said. “We understand the predicament they are in and we certainly feel for them. But the order is the order, and we do have the teeth in it to charge someone with a misdemeanor if necessary, but we will do our best to avoid that.” Campbell said any businesses unsure of their status will be treated with discretion. “There could be some businesses that fall within the gray area, and we certainly are not immediately going to shut them down,” Campbell said. The Springfield Police Department also said they have not had to shut down any businesses involuntarily.)

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Chicago area gets top marks for social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread, data firm says – I-Chun Chen
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2020/04/03/chicago-area-gets-top-marks-for-social-distancing.html

CHICAGO CURBED
— What Chicago homeowners need to know about mortgages during the coronavirus crisis – Scott Klocksin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for equity to be taken from those who own their homes free and clear and b) call for that equity to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://chicago.curbed.com/2020/4/2/21204380/mortgage-assistance-homeowner-landlord-rent

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ near-insolvent unemployment trust fund can’t handle surge in unemployment claims, will need to tap federal loans – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-near-insolvent-unemployment-trust-fund-cant-handle-surge-in-unemployment-claims-will-need-to-tap-federal-loans-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE
— Stunning data show Illinois economy stalled out before COVID-19 pandemic – Austin Berg
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-stunning-data-show-illinois-economy-stalled-out-before-covid-19-pandemic/article_1397fa80-74f1-11ea-ab9d-3fc077675076.html

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Legislators find ways to stay busy – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: The following have given me more time and more money to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out: my no longer being a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) GAO employee, h) etc. 
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/legislators-find-ways-to-stay-busy/Content?oid=12005059
— State senator Bill Brady helped set up bad loan “The truth was not told” – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/state-senator-helped-set-up-bad-loan/Content?oid=12006480

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ILLINOIS – Brad Weisenstein and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-in-illinois/
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Pritzker to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want Pritzker to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL ANALYSIS SAYS ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS COULD LOSE EVEN MORE IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/political-strategy-group-illinois-republicans-are-losing-ground.html
— AS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS STACK UP IN ILLINOIS, APPLICATION PROBLEMS PERSIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— As coronavirus fears mounts, Democrats get tacky – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/inside-the-beltway-as-coronavirus-fears-mounts-dem/
— Latest genius Democrat plan: Make the election about Wuhan virus – Charles Hurt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/latest-genius-democrat-plan-make-election-about-wu/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Washington media agonize over covering the Trump coronavirus briefings – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: The mainstream media wants to cover only what it can spin to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-media-agonize-over-covering-the-trump-coronavirus-briefings
— Trump’s clout hangs in balance as White House grapples with coronavirus – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has the most clout in the organizations that you are a member of and where you live? I should write a book about those who have the most clout in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems on me and on those who share my demographics. I would focus on those who make it ever-increasing clear that they want to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-clout-hangs-in-balance-as-white-house-grapples-with-coronavirus
— MARCH 9, 2020 FLASHBACK: Virginia House passes redistricting amendment despite Democratic leadership disapproval – Tyler Arnold (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want redistricting to favor voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/virginia-house-passes-redistricting-amendment-despite-democratic-leadership-disapproval
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House voted 54-46 to approve the resolution after it rejected a substitution proposed by Del. Marcus Simon, D-Falls Church. The substitution would have added language designed to further prevent gerrymandering, especially racial gerrymandering, but it also would have restarted the clock on the amendment process and prolonged it. . .Del. Marcia Price, D-Newport News, said that the commission should be required to reflect the demographics of Virginia and that the resolution should include language to prevent racial gerrymandering.)

FOX NEWS
— Trump rips Democrats’ new coronavirus committee: ‘Witch hunt after witch hunt’
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-rips-democrats-new-coronavirus-committee-witch-hunt

BLAZE
— Joe Biden is outraged at ‘wildly irresponsible’ video from Trump campaign, demands Twitter take it down ‘Turnabout is fair play’ – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-outraged-at-trump-hoax-video

DAILY CALLER
— These States Say Abortions Are Essential During The Coronavirus Crisis – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/abortion-coronavirus-personal-protective-equipment-coronavirus/

DAILY SIGNAL
— In California, a Sign the Coronavirus Crisis Won’t ‘Go to Waste’ – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/02/be-wary-of-those-seeking-to-exploit-serious-crisis-of-covid-19/

PJ MEDIA
— Chinese City Bans Consumption of Cats and Dogs – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/chinese-city-bans-consumption-of-cats-and-dogs-which-is-not-funny-at-all/

TOWNHALL
— Airline Aid Shouldn’t Become Back-Door Nationalization – Ross Marchand
https://townhall.com/columnists/rossmarchand/2020/04/03/airline-aid-shouldnt-become-backdoor-nationalization-n2566267

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Don’t Let States Rob COVID-19 Funds to Bail Out Pensions – Ted Dabrowski & Mark Glennon
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/30/dont_let_states_rob_covid-19_funds_to_bail_out_pensions.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We Are All Restrictionists Now – RICH LOWRY (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-nations-realize-importance-borders/

EPOCH TIMES
— Chinese Regime Using Pandemic to Advance Global Ambitions, Expert Says – EVA FU AND JAN JEKIELEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-regime-using-pandemic-to-advance-global-ambitions-expert-says_3294231.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— 7 more pro-lifers arrested for praying against abortion in North Carolina ‘The city of Greensboro chose to use COVID to achieve the goal of having no Christians present in front of the abortion clinic.’
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/7-more-pro-lifers-arrested-for-praying-against-abortion-in-north-carolina
— Far-left SPLC claims anti-LGBT ‘hate groups’ on the rise in annual report The SPLC puts Christian groups on its ‘hate list’ with neo-Nazis. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/far-left-splc-claims-anti-lgbt-hate-groups-on-the-rise-in-annual-report

THE HILL
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses?rnd=1585866008/

POLITICO
— Trump campaign declares war on Democrats over voting rules for November With coronavirus injecting enormous doubt into voter turnout, it’s a sleeper issue that both parties say could sway the election. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-2020-election-legal-battle-coronavirus-162152
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s vaporized economy.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-money/2020/04/03/trumps-vaporized-economy-786630

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus – JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for pensions and Social Security be cut and b) call for that money to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://apnews.com/2d1be60a990b65802c639c8fe2ca881a
— Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent – DUSAN STOJANOVIC (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/03/31/dismantling-democracy-virus-used-as-excuse-to-quell-dissent/

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/donald-trump-ventilators-leadership-coronavirus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— U.S. expected to recommend masks for Americans in coronavirus hot spots Vice President Mike Pence hinted at the new guidance during Thursday’s coronavirus briefing. – Kristen Welker and Geoff Bennett (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-expected-recommend-masks-americans-coronavirus-hotspots-n1175596

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: “The Decision Not to Air Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing Is Commendable, and Overdue.” Those who hate me and/or hate those who share my demographics do not want the following to promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, conservative leaders, etc. 
https://news.yahoo.com/decision-not-air-trump-coronavirus-045314012.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Global Cases Exceed 1 Million
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— White House Debates How Far to Go on Face Mask Guidelines (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html
— Do Social Distancing Better, White House Doctor Tells Americans. Trump Objects – Reuters (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their rate your social distancing? How do Trump-haters rate Trump-supporter social distancing? How do Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens rate Republican social distancing? How do anti-religious people rate religious people social distancing? How do liberals and moderates rate conservative social distancing? How do minorities, females, and younger people rate White, male, and older people social distancing? How do people who have less money rate people who have more money social distancing?)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/02/us/02reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-birx.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent. – Vindu Goel and Jeffrey Gettleman (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/asia/modi-india-press-media.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Jobless rate jumps to 4.4 percent in March, but much worse lies ahead for American workers Recent surge in unemployment claims came too late to be counted in government report – David J. Lynch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/03/march-2020-jobs-report/
— U.S. grapples with widening onslaught as China warns about risk of new infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/04/03/daily-202-losing-a-job-can-also-mean-losing-health-coverage-adding-to-anxiety-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5e86c27188e0fa101a759ced/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Can’t knock on voters’ doors, maybe tap their avatars? Politicos scramble to adapt to coronavirus – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-04-02/parties-race-adapt-politicking-pandemic
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A perceived advantage the Trump campaign has in this new territory could prove fragile. Trump’s operatives have built an intimidating and costly digital machine around unprecedented social media micro-targeting. It is fueled by a conservative media ecosystem that reliably draws in masses of voters who help amplify Trump’s message. That ecosystem is showing signs of strain, however, as voters seek out reliable information about the virus, which some of the leading outlets on the right failed to provide when they initially dismissed its danger. Republicans are now bulking up their digital infrastructure. Republican National Committee volunteers made 1.4 million voter contacts during last Saturday’s “National Day of Action,” using a phone script that starts by asking voters about their health and offers information about medical-care resources before they begin detailing Trump’s efforts in the pandemic. The GOP’s chief volunteer-training program, the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative, has gone virtual and hasn’t slowed in the process. There were 312 events that trained 1,390 volunteers during its first week online.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Jobs Report Likely to Show Start of Record Labor-Market Collapse Economists expect Friday’s March data won’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— U.S. and Europe Turn to Phone-Tracking Strategies to Halt Spread of Coronavirus Amid privacy concerns, nations work with apps, geolocation data to help identify and isolate infected citizens – James Marson, Catherine Stupp and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-and-europe-turn-to-phone-tracking-strategies-to-halt-spread-of-coronavirus-11585906203
— Where America is Staying Home States that have enacted stay-at-home orders have generally seen the greatest reduction in residents’ average daily travel. – Max Rust, Patience Haggin and Yan Wu
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/where-america-is-staying-home/
— Companies Try to Preserve Jobs by Cutting Pay Amid Coronavirus Crisis Worker salaries, once untouchable, are being slashed across a range of industries rocked by pandemic – Rachel Feintzeig and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want Civil Service Retirement Systems (CSRS) pensions to be slashed and b) want federal subsidies for health, dental, and vision insurance for federal retirees to be slashed.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-try-to-preserve-jobs-by-cutting-pay-amid-coronavirus-crisis-11585906200

USA TODAY
— Trump calls some governors ‘complainers’ as he’s criticized over delivery of coronavirus supplies – David Jackson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the biggest complainers in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They complain about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/02/coronavirus-trump-hits-governors-says-andrew-cuomo-working-hard/5108421002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “TRUMP ADVISERS DOUBT WHITE HOUSE’S CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ESTIMATE, EXPERT SAYS IT APPEARED RUSHED.”
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-advisers-doubt-white-houses-coronavirus-deaths-estimate-expert-says-it-appeared-rushed-1495908
— FAUCI SAYS ALL STATES SHOULD ENFORCE CORONAVIRUS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS AS TRUMP RESISTS ISSUING NATIONWIDE MANDATE – DANIEL VILLARREAL
https://www.newsweek.com/fauci-says-all-states-should-enforce-coronavirus-stay-home-orders-trump-resists-issuing-1495906
— CHINA CLAIMS U.S. IS ‘SLANDERING’ BEIJING WITH REPORT ON CORONAVIRUS COVER-UP, CALLS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ‘INHUMANE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Communist China.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/china-claims-us-slandering-beijing-report-coronavirus-cover-donald-trump-administration-inhumane-1495934

PEOPLE
— President Donald Trump Takes Coronavirus Test Again Out of ‘Curiosity’ and Tests Negative “The second one is much more pleasant,” Donald Trump said during Thursday’s press conference at the White House – Robyn Merrett 
https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-takes-coronavirus-test-again-tests-negative/

UNION JOURNAL
— Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, Viktor Orban, Uses Coronavirus To Gain ‘Unlimited Power’ – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/hungarys-far-right-leader-viktor-orban-uses-coronavirus-to-gain-unlimited-power/

TRIBUNE
— Social stigma associated with Covid-19 needs campaign
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/social-stigma-associated-with-covid-19-needs-campaign-64683

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump Organization Is Looking for a Coronavirus Bailout.” 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/the-trump-organization-wants-a-coronavirus-bailout-report.html

NEW YORKER
— Digital Door Knocking: Voter Outreach in a Pandemic – Eric Lach
https://www.newyorker.com/news/campaign-chronicles/digital-door-knocking-voter-outreach-in-a-pandemic

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The False Promise of Paywalls for Local News – Michael Shapiro
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-the-false-promise-of-paywalls-for-local-news/

April 2 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2 Morning Edition

NBC5
— 167 Cook County Jail Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19, Officials Say 34 staff members have also tested positive at the facility
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/167-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19-officials-say/2248892/

CBS2
— Some Of Latest Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Involved People In 20s And 30s; Expert Weighs In – Tara Molina
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/some-of-latest-illinois-coronavirus-deaths-involved-people-in-20s-and-30s-expert-weighs-in/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Durbin on Illinois’ fight against COVID-19: ‘Profits be damned!’ – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/durbin-on-illinois-fight-against-covid-19-profits-be-damned

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 23 more COVID-19 deaths, raising toll to 94 The adults ages ranged from 27 to 90, and are among the 141 who have died in the state so far.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203898/cook-county-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-raising-toll-94
— 62 cases of coronavirus found in 11 Lake County nursing homes Four of those 62 people have died, health officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203899/coronavirus-covid-19-lake-county-nursing-homes
— Aurora extends emergency declaration to May 15 The emergency declaration includes closures of City Hall and all other city properties, including parks, playgrounds, museums, the golf course and the zoo, Aurora officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21204014/aurora-coronavirus-extends-emergency-declaration-may-15-covid-19
— 12th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office – Jermaine Nolen
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21203980/12th-employee-contracts-covid-19-at-cook-county-clerk-of-the-circuit-courts-office
— CPS to receive $205M in federal coronavirus relief funding, state estimates The total is 40 percent of the more than half-billion dollars expected to come to Illinois schools. – Nader Issa 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203218/cps-federal-coronavirus-relief-illinois-public-schools
— We can’t allow fear to go viral and erode our civil liberties An ill-advised, and now rescinded, policing tactic on the West Side illustrates the kind of threat to our civil liberties that crops up in a crisis. We saw it after 9-11, and now again. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread false information about coronavirus, and therefore, I should be stopped from sending the emails out. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/1/21203078/coronavirus-civil-rights-covid-19-chicago-police-illinois-suntimes-editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame coronavirus on Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/1/21203435/pandemic-unprepared-disaster-plan-covid-19-coronavirus-s-e-cup
— Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC, Joe Biden said it’s “hard to envision” a normal convention on that schedule. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/2/21204361/joe-biden-predicts-democratic-convention-delay-until-august-2020-election-politics

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago needs a wartime financial plan, now – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-fianances-paul-vallas-20200401-6cxpmax6qjgwljnxtsvvgupxem-story.html
— The muddled messages on face masks – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-masks-confusion-20200402-23vkp7vdxzflnitbhfmhjaepym-story.html
— When will the coronavirus outbreak peak in Illinois? Here are some projections. – JOE MAHR, JONATHON BERLIN and LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cb-coronavirus-when-will-illinois-peak-20200401-3c56ftr64ngqridwnuervngrma-story.html
— Chicago gets 500 complaints about nonessential businesses — hair salons, yoga studios — staying open amid coronavirus – Abdel Jimenez (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they and what they do are essential, but me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not essential. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nonessential-businesses-500-complaints-coronavirus-20200401-kqokrgpwqbakpoiox7axyly3bm-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200402-2ywu5ui4ffb7xkvsj7nkm6aidy-story.html


DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Demand for grocery delivery service creates long waitlists — how stores are trying to fix that – Russell Lissau and Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/demand-for-grocery-delivery-service-creates-long-waitlists—-how-stores-are-trying-to-fix-that
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who want to end gerrymandering so that more political clout can be given to voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-some-lawmakers-willing-to-stand-up-for-democracy-in-illinois

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jobless claims double, set new record The number of Americans applying for benefits more than doubled to 6.65 million, a second straight record, as the coronavirus widened its reach and closed more businesses.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/jobless-claims-double-set-new-record
— Ken Griffin’s virus plan now includes an emergency trading bunker in Florida Citadel Securities’ site—with capacity for 50—is part of a hotel that’s closed to the public, and the staff, who have been dispatched from Chicago and New York, will work and sleep there.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/ken-griffins-virus-plan-now-includes-emergency-trading-bunker-florida

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Everyone’s equal, just some more than others – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-everyone-s-equal-just-some-more-than-others/article_f36d373a-1229-56f2-be11-50a4b0edbd2f.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Coalition pushes aid for Bloomington-Normal’s marginalized people amid COVID-19 crisis – SIERRA HENRY
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/coalition-pushes-aid-for-bloomington-normals-marginalized-people-amid-covid-19-crisis/article_dd1c0e47-9914-5ccf-9127-90f635de8598.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— State budget to be cut by up to $8 billion due to COVID-19 outbreak – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/state-budget-to-be-cut-by-up-to-8-billion-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/#new_tab

WGEM
— Local lawmaker Jil Tracy pushes to open Illinois state parks amid stay-at-home order – Kara Biernat
https://wgem.com/2020/04/01/local-lawmakers-push-to-open-illinois-state-parks-amid-stay-at-home-order/

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update: 393 Cases, 13 Deaths Confirmed Officials say the number of positive cases is “likely much higher” due to cases that are “unreported or untested.” – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-393-cases-13-deaths-confirmed

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Latest Glen Ellyn Coronavirus Update: 10 Cases Confirmed Here are the latest updates on coronavirus cases in Glen Ellyn. – Lisa Marie Farver,
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/latest-glen-ellyn-coronavirus-update-10-cases-confirmed

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Coronavirus Forces Closure Of 22nd Century Media (founded by millionaire investment banker Jack Ryan) 22nd Century Media, which publishes 14 Chicago-area weekly newspapers, closed its doors permanently Tuesday. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/coronavirus-forces-closure-22nd-century-media

CHALKBEAT
— How much is your Illinois school district slated to get from the federal stimulus bill? Find out here. – Cassie Walker Burke, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee 
https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2020/04/01/coping-with-coronavirus-illinois-schools-to-get-a-half-billion-dollars-in-federal-stimulus-funds/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRITZKER FOR PRESIDENT? Gov. J.B. Pritzker has dismissed the suggestion in the past, saying he’s focused only on Illinois, but his recent jousts with President Donald Trump about handling the coronavirus have him in a new category: potential 2024 presidential candidate. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/04/02/pritzker-for-president-getting-in-budget-binds-mission-ppe-488784

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— He Was Ordered to Self-Isolate. He Didn’t. Now He’s Facing Criminal Charges. A man with coronavirus symptoms walked into a busy gas station store in southeastern Illinois. Prosecutors there charged him with reckless conduct, saying the man “showed a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.” – Jodi S. Cohen
https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-self-isolation-illinois-jasper-county-arrest

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ unemployment fund will need another bailout – Brett Rowland 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-illinois-unemployment-fund-will-need-another-bailout/article_1be8d16c-744e-11ea-ba41-635ece88532d.html

WIREPOINTS
— April Fools’? Mayor Lightfoot’s Astonishing Denial of Chicago’s Fiscal Crisis – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/april-fools-mayor-lightfoots-astonishing-denial-of-chicagos-fiscal-crisis-wirepoints/
— Ten lessons from an old friend that just survived an ugly bout with Covid-19
https://wirepoints.org/ten-cautionary-and-inspirational-lessons-from-an-old-friend-that-just-survived-an-ugly-bout-with-covid-19-wirepoints/
— Why is Mayor Lightfoot talking about 40,000 Chicago hospitalizations when projections for all Illinois show just 9,300 at the peak? – Quicktake
https://wirepoints.org/why-is-mayor-lightfoot-talking-about-40000-chicago-hospitalizations-when-projections-for-all-illinois-show-just-9300-at-the-peak-quicktake/

CAPITOL FAX
— 6.6 million new unemployment claims filed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/66-million-new-unemployment-claims-filed/

GOPUSA
— Los Angeles Mayor Tells 4 Million To Wear Masks – AP
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86987
— Coronavirus Strains Nation’s Largest Police Force; 1,000-Plus NYPD Cops Test Positive
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86958
— When To End The Coronavirus Lockdown? Soon It Will Be Time For A New Strategy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86919

AMERICAN THINKER
— Even as Democrats blame Trump, their own words come back to haunt them – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How strongly will Illinois Democrats blame the following for coronavirus: a) the Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots, b) Republican elected officials and appointees, c) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward parties, and e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/04/even_as_democrats_blame_trump_their_own_words_come_back_to_haunt_them.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Everyone Does What They’re Told, But No One Knows Why We’re reliant on experts to tell us truths too complex to work out. When did we stop living on a human scale? – GRAYSON QUAY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are furious because a) they cannot stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) they cannot tell which articles I can and I cannot include links to in those emails.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/everyone-does-what-theyre-told-but-no-one-knows-why/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE CORONAVIRUS: WHAT WOULD JOE BIDEN DO? – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If Biden was President now, what would he do? ANSWER: He would blame coronavirus on individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-coronavirus-what-would-joe-biden-do/

TOWNHALL
— FLASHBACK: Remember When the Mainstream Media Compared the Wuhan Coronavirus to the Flu? – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/01/flashback-remember-when-the-mainstream-media-compared-the-wuhan-coronavirus-to-t-n2566180

NEWS BUSTERS
— NY Times: Sexist Trump Attacks Women for ‘Challenging Him’ During Coronavirus Crisis – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/04/01/ny-times-sexist-trump-attacks-women-challenging-him-during
— CNN, USA Today, WashPost Boost Obama’s Veiled Anti-Trump Pandemic Response and ‘Climate Denial’ Tweet – Joseph Vazquez
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2020/04/02/cnn-usa-today-washpost-boost-obamas-veiled-anti-trump

LIFE SITE NEWS
— LifeSite live-streaming Trump coronavirus briefings as liberal media calls for censorship
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/lifesite-live-streaming-trump-coronavirus-briefings-as-liberal-media-calls-for-censorship

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Ominous Indicators – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/ominous-indicators/

THE HILL
— U.S. coronavirus deaths top 5,000, with 1,000 in one day – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490749-us-coronavirus-deaths-top-5000-with-1000-in-one-day
— Dire projections put new focus on Trump coronavirus response – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490710-dire-projections-put-new-focus-on-coronavirus-response

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/citizenship-is-a-tough-mountain-to-climb-especially-under-trump/
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/naturalized-citizens-could-be-critical-in-this-falls-election/

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the coronavirus is shaping the 2024 presidential race The crisis is stocking the Democratic Party’s pipeline of prospective candidates for years to come.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/coronavirus-governors-2024-election-160125
— D.C. leaders fear an outbreak that cripples the country The nation’s capital — with its hundreds of thousands of workers responsible for running the nation’s coronavirus response — is about to get socked. – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/dc-leaders-fear-outbreak-cripples-country-159477

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pence blames CDC and China for delay in U.S. coronavirus response
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/mike-pence-coronavirus/index.html

CNBC
— Durbin denies Congress is rescuing airline shareholders with $50 billion bailout – Jacob Pramuk and Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-update-dick-durbin-says-airline-bailout-not-for-shareholders.html
— With today’s market volatility, the ‘4% rule’ creates risk for America’s retirees – Colin Devine
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/op-ed-with-market-volatility-4-percent-rule-creates-risk-for-retirees.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 4% rule was hatched in an era in which interest rates were higher, markets less volatile and Americans had shorter lifespans. Given today’s market volatility and changed retirement landscape, it’s safe to assume the 4% rule may be obsolete. Target date funds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds are often used to generate retirement income, yet annuities are the only financial product that was designed for and specifically provide protected lifetime income.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why the Global Recession Could Last a Long Time – Peter Goodman
Fears are growing that the worldwide economic downturn could be especially deep and lengthy, with recovery limited by continued anxiety.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/coronavirus-recession.html
— Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse The pandemic has handed the funds big losses after they ramped up their appetite for risk over the past decade. – Mary Williams Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/business/dealbook/coronavirus-public-pension.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators turned a pandemic into a battle of us vs. them — the kind of battle President Trump has waged for much of his life.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/hannity-limbaugh-trump-coronavirus.html
— Auto Sales Plummet in First Quarter as Coronavirus Keeps Buyers Away After a strong first two months of the year, sales tumbled in March as Americans stayed home. – Neal E. Boudette
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/auto-sales-coronavirus.html

NEW YORK POST
— Impeachment was a dire distraction from coronavirus for Trump administration – Miranda Devine (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://nypost.com/2020/04/01/impeachment-a-dire-distraction-from-coronavirus-for-trump-devine/

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus cases edge toward a million worldwide as death toll soars in U.S., Italy, Spain and France
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/
— As U.S. death toll surpasses 4,600, Fauci says the real turning point in coronavirus mitigation won’t happen until there’s a vaccine
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/01/coronavirus-latest-news/

USA TODAY
— Which states will be hit hardest by coronavirus-related job losses? See the list. – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-states-sharpest-projected-covid-19-job-declines/5109364002/
— Unemployment claims for last week could shatter record amid millions of new layoffs – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-several-million-more-jobless-claims-likely-layoffs-mount/5105339002/
— How quickly can the economy bounce back from the coronavirus? – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-how-quickly-can-economy-bounce-back-crisis/5090355002/
— Another US-Mexico border tunnel has been discovered – with nearly $30 million worth of drugs, officials say – N’dea Yancey-Bragg
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/01/us-mexico-border-smuggling-tunnel-drugs/5102052002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Another 3.1 Million Americans Likely Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week Coronavirus-related layoffs trigger record-setting surge in jobless-insurance claims – Sarah Chaney and Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/another-3-1-million-americans-likely-sought-unemployment-benefits-last-week-11585819800
— Americans Favor Aggressive Coronavirus Measures, Poll Finds Majorities back cellphone tracking, mandatory screenings and patient registries to curb virus spread – Byron Tau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-favor-aggressive-coronavirus-measures-poll-finds-11585687911
— Why the Richest Country on Earth Can’t Get You a Face Mask The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation, but missteps and vulnerable global supply chains have left it without the equipment necessary to protect its citizens from the coronavirus – Nathaniel Taplin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-richest-country-on-earth-cant-get-you-a-face-mask-11585741254
— One-Year M.B.A.s Gain Ground as Applications Drop Young professionals balk at pausing their careers for a two-year degree, so more schools are offering a faster, cheaper option – Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: When I started taking graduate business evening courses at Loyola in 1972, Loyola required taking 16 courses to get an MBA. Immediately after I completed my 16th course in 1976, Loyola reduced its course requirement to 12 if you had a bachelor’s degree in business like I had.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-year-m-b-a-s-gain-ground-as-applications-drop-11585742401
— The High Cost of Low Interest Rates Irresponsible policy from the Federal Reserve made the coronavirus crisis worse than it had to be. – James Grant (DIERSEN: Low interest rates harm savers and help borrowers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-cost-of-low-interest-rates-11585780683
— Biden’s Weak Election Strategy Instead of leading, he panders to Bernie Sanders and criticizes President Trump. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-weak-election-strategy-11585780418
— Factories Cut Output, Jobs as Coronavirus Lockdown Bites A series of business surveys paint an almost uniform picture of sharply declining production, falling new orders and contracting payrolls – Paul Hannon and Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/factories-cut-output-jobs-as-coronavirus-lockdown-bites-11585736047

BANKRATE
— Experts see solid rebound in rattled markets following ‘two-quarter’ coronavirus contraction – Sarah Foster (DIERSEN: Do you agree?)
https://www.bankrate.com/investing/market-mavens-survey-april-2020/

TELEGRAM
— Retirees seeking safe investments are paying the price – Michelle Singletary
https://www.telegram.com/news/20200329/michelle-singletary-retirees-seeking-safe-investments-are-paying-price
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The go-to strategy when a financial crisis hits is for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The theory is that, by making borrowing cheaper, consumers will help rev up the economy by buying stuff on credit. But this quick fix has seriously hurt savers, especially those retirees who have sheltered their hard-earned savings away from the stock market. And as the Dow Industrial average continues its hair-raising volatility, more retirees will likely flee to bank-deposit accounts. However, with interest rates now at rock bottom, these savers will be exposed to another major risk — inflation. The government’s fiscal policies punish savers, asserts Sharon Kimball, who retired from the federal government in 2018 after almost 30 years. Kimball, 66, is a regular reader who has long stayed away from investing in equities. For her retirement account under the federal Thrift Savings Plan, she put all her contributions in the G fund, which is invested in short-term U.S. Treasury securities. Kimball’s other retirement savings have all been placed in certificates of deposit (CDs). The Virginia resident said she just couldn’t stomach the roller-coaster ride of investing in stocks or mutual funds. Her hope was for the CDs to produce just enough interest to offset any impact of inflation. Rates on CDs and money market deposit accounts, which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), were pretty puny before the spread of COVID-19. But things are about to get even worse for savers who have sought refuge in these federally backed accounts.)

NPR
— With Rallies Off The Table, Trump’s Reelection Moves To Virtual Campaigning – Tamara Keith
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825467802/with-rallies-off-the-table-trumps-reelection-moves-to-virtual-campaigning
— Doctors Say Hospitals Are Stopping Them From Wearing Masks – Leila Fadel
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825200206/doctors-say-hospitals-are-stopping-them-from-wearing-masks

NEWSWEEK
— OVER 1,000 PEOPLE IN U.S. DIE FROM CORONAVIRUS IN 24 HOUR SPAN – EDDY RODRIGUEZ
https://www.newsweek.com/over-1000-people-us-die-coronavirus-24-hour-span-1495777

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Residents Snitch on Businesses, Neighbors Amid Shutdowns Residents are snitching on businesses and neighbors as authorities worldwide work to enforce business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders meant to limit person-to-person contact amid the coronavirus pandemic. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-04-02/residents-snitch-on-businesses-neighbors-amid-shutdowns

THE NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote class warfare.
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/covid-19-wealth-divide-tests/

FINANCIAL TIMES
— White House offers few specifics in US virus death forecast Experts struggle to weigh up Trump administration’s projection of 100,000-240,000 deaths – Kiran Stacey 
https://www.ft.com/content/b0ed47e2-80e1-4a71-87fa-4cd80f202e79

ECONOMIC TIMES
— Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures “How do we know” if they are accurate, Trump asked at a press conference. “Their numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side.” – AFP
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-casts-doubt-on-chinese-coronavirus-figures/articleshow/74946595.cms

April 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus in the US: Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-resists-national-shutdown-leaving-it-up-to-states/6068384/
— Coronavirus Illinois: 42 new COVID-19 deaths raise toll to more than 140 in Illinois, cases near 7K, officials say – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-death-toll-rises-to-more-than-140-in-illinois/6067701/
— Federal strategic stockpile of personal protective equipment nearly depleted, Trump says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-federal-ppe-stockpile-nearly-depleted/6069551/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 in Illinois as Total Cases Rise to Nearly 7K The total number of 6,980 cases marks a spike of 986 confirmed results and 42 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-deaths-top-100-in-illinois-as-total-cases-rise-to-nearly-7k/2248636/
— What Will a Peak Look Like in Illinois? It Might Not Be What You Think Some residents hope it could happen soon, assuming a peak would be followed by a sharp decline in cases and an indication that the state is finally on the road to recovery. But that might not be how it unfolds
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-will-a-peak-look-like-in-illinois-it-might-not-be-what-you-think/2248528/

CBS2
— 42 New COVID-19 Deaths, Most Reported In One Day In Illinois; ‘Don’t Be Terrified, Don’t Be Discouraged’ “I’m not urging people to despair. Let’s be strong and courageous,” Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/illinois-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-wednesday-april-1-most-one-day/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois COVID-19 cases climb to 6,980; total number of deaths now 141
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-covid-19-cases-climb-to-6980-total-number-of-deaths-now-141

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasts Trump for ‘wildly wrong’ statements, says Chicago faces a coronavirus peak but ‘starting to trend in the right direction’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-today-show-20200401-56x4cfgy6vagngoz7hwk6k2e3u-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: In some Illinois towns, internet shortfalls and lack of computers putting students at a disadvantage during an extended period away from the classroom. ‘A poverty issue, pure and simple.’ – JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS, JODI S. COHEN and HARU CORYNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-student-digital-divide-illinois-20200327-ezxulbtxw5bcxpesfrw7nooqhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-teacher-feature-st-0320-20200320-tturyfh7fjgdrhtzmw75i77cnu-story.html
— DuPage reports 3 new deaths of people with coronavirus — 2 from nursing homes. Countywide total is at 13. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-13-deaths-20200402-4etr3og7v5cnzoym5s6fnx7doy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin: Pritzker aiming to organize an airlift of COVID-19 supplies from China to Illinois The governor also has found an Illinois company with supplies to sell – but was seeking a better price from another state, Durbin said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202775/dick-durbin-jb-pritzker-airlift-covid-19-supplies-china-to-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/1/21203256/less-than-half-back-trumps-pandemic-response-november-election-2020-covid-19-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— A 20-year-old college student from Glen Ellyn will be the Democratic nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board after edging out her nearest competitor in a crowded primary field by a mere 48 votes. – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/afzal-narrowly-beats-laplante-to-become-democratic-nominee-for-dupage-district-4
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use gerrymandering to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-fair-maps-amendment-a-good-move-for-minority-communities
— Morton Arboretum closing after visitors flout social distancing warnings – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/morton-arboretum-closing-after-visitors-flout-social-distancing-warnings
— With pandemic causing economic hardship, Lake County Board may freeze members’ pay – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/with-pandemic-causing-economic-hardship-lake-county-board-may-freeze-members-pay
— Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/trump-says-life-and-death-at-stake-in-following-guidelines

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Path of U.S. virus cases suggests peak growth could come next week A Schaumburg consultancy that’s been tracking the daily trajectory of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. says we might soon see daily new cases decrease instead of increase. – JON ASPLUND
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/path-us-virus-cases-suggests-peak-growth-could-come-next-week
— Springfield split along partisan lines over expanded mail balloting Pritzker’s call to allow “all or substantially all” November voting via mail in light of COVID fears draws sharply differing reactions from Democrats and Republicans. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/springfield-split-along-partisan-lines-over-expanded-mail-balloting
— Will DNC convention happen in Milwaukee? Biden doubts it. And if it the big gathering is canceled, Chicago stands to lose.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/will-dnc-convention-happen-milwaukee-biden-doubts-it

WBBM RADIO
— Pritzker: White House Guilty Of ‘Leadership Malpractice’ Over Healthcare Access
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/pritzker-white-house-guilty-of-leadership-malpractice

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/despite-grim-projections-trump-resists-national-quarantine

LEW ROCKWELL
— Northwestern Hospital Asks Seedy Illinois Politician For Permission To Ignore Dying Corona Patients – Allan Stevo
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/allan-stevo/northwestern-hospital-asks-seedy-illinois-politician-for-permission-to-ignore-dying-corona-patients/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois COVID-19 reporting terribly flawed and irresponsible – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-covid-19-reporting-terribly-flawed-and-irresponsible/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 986 NEW COVID CASES IN ILLINOIS; 42 ADDITIONAL DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/986-new-covid-cases-in-illinois-42-additional-deaths.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says state received over 1,100 applications to rejoin healthcare service here – Ezike: “As we develop more cases, we are going to have more deaths” – Should people wear masks? – 45 percent positive rate for Stateville tests – Addresses concerns at Shapiro – ICU shortage in Taylorville – Talks about possible session – Easter service should be online – Unable to project budget changes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/pritzker-says-state-received-over-1100-applications-to-rejoin-healthcare-service-here/
— 986 new cases, 42 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/986-new-cases-42-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/covid-19-roundup-8/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gun sales up 85% in March amid coronavirus fears FBI sets new record for background checks – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/1/gun-sales-85-march-amid-coronavirus-fears/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Seattle police chief tells residents to dial 911 if they experience ‘racist name calling’ – Andrew Mark Miller 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/seattle-police-chief-tells-residents-to-dial-911-if-they-experience-racist-name-calling

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NBC News blasts Christian group behind Central Park field hospital over religious beliefs – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/nbc-news-blasts-christian-group-behind-central-park-field-hospital-over-religious-beliefs/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Caucus: ‘ICE Must Release All’ Illegal Aliens Amid Coronavirus Crisis – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/hispanic-caucus-ice-must-release-all-illegal-aliens-amid-coronavirus-crisis/
— CNN Blacklisted Trump’s Most Important Coronavirus Briefing to Date – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organization, companies, and governments that blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those that falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/04/01/nolte-cnn-blacklisted-trumps-most-important-coronavirus-briefing-to-date/
— Donald Trump Responds to Illegals Not Getting Stimulus Checks: ‘They Came in Illegally’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/donald-trump-responds-to-illegals-not-getting-stimulus-checks-they-came-in-illegally/

CNS NEWS
— PBS and NPR Offer Journalism by Liberals for Liberals – Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tim-graham/pbs-and-npr-offer-journalism-liberals-liberals
— Biden Says He Will Provide ‘a Roadmap to Citizenship for Nearly 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants’ (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at illegals, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Democrats want to use illegals to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/cnsnewscom-staff/biden-says-he-will-provide-roadmap-citizenship-nearly-11-million

NEWS BUSTERS
— Latino Networks Bemoan Exclusion of Illegals In Economic Aid Package – Kathleen Krumhansl
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/04/01/latino-nets-bemoan-exclusion-illegals-economic-aid
— Franklin Graham’s Charity Treats Virus Patients, Lefties Mock His Faith – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/04/01/franklin-grahams-charity-treats-virus-patients-lefties-mock

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats and U.S. Media Star in New Chinese Propaganda Video – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrats-and-u-s-media-star-in-new-chinese-propaganda-video/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jonah Goldberg blasts Trump.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-trump-daily-briefings-shine-light-on-his-inadequacy/158615/

THE HILL
— Fauci given security detail after receiving threats – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490725-fauci-given-security-detail-after-receiving-threats
— Several states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490695-several-states-have-yet-to-issue-stay-at-home-orders

HUFFINGTON POST
— Gov. Says Illinois Has Received About 10% Of Requested Medical Supplies From White House “We’re going to run out of ventilators,” J.B. Pritzker said, “and the federal government really isn’t helping at all.” – Nick Visser
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-white-house_n_5e842a35c5b6a1bb764fe23d

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘Never Thought I Would Need It’: Americans Put Pride Aside to Seek Aid With coronavirus-related job losses, many workers are reluctantly seeking charity and unemployment benefits for the first time in their lives. – Cara Buckley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/virus-food-banks-unemployment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. stocks tank as bleak news mounts on health, economic fronts The Dow slides nearly 1,000 points coming off its worst first quarter ever – Jacob Bogage and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/stocks-markets-today-economy-coronavirus/
— Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say – Nick Miroff 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-protective-gear-stockpile-depleted/2020/04/01/44d6592a-741f-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— The list of those who won’t get a $1,200 stimulus check is growing — and includes some surprising groups Americans on Social Security now have to file a tax return to receive a stimulus check. Most high school seniors and college students won’t get any money at all. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/bailout-checks-social-security/

USA TODAY
— Republican chairwoman: Donald Trump is working around the clock to keep Americans safe The commander in chief has engaged every sector of society in the fight against our shared enemy – Ronna McDaniel
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/03/31/coronavirus-president-donald-trump-working-keep-americans-safe-editorials-debates/5100208002/
— Health issues for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans may cause coronavirus to ravage communities – Deborah Barfield Berry
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-cases-could-soar-blacks-latinos-and-native-americans/2917493001/
— J.C. Penney to furlough most of 95,000 employees, extend store closures – Brett Molina
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-j-c-penney-co-furlough-most-95-000-employees/5095990002/
— Work strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods show essential workers’ safety concerns – Mike Snider
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/03/30/coronavirus-safety-drives-strikes-amazon-instacart-and-whole-foods/5086135002/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Fear Indefinite Shutdown, Worry Government May Make Things Worse
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_fear_indefinite_shutdown_worry_government_may_make_things_worse

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater wants Biden to “Go for the Jugular.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157104/go-jugular-joe-biden

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/04/01/splc-report-wake-call-lgbtq-people

March 31 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 31 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois prisoners sick with COVID-19 “overwhelm” Joliet hospital – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-illinois-chiciago-cases/6064085/
— Coronavirus tips: Price gouging, hoarding, good deals for shoppers – Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-price-gouging-hoarding-toilet-paper/6062845/
— Coronavirus outbreak: Nurse diagnosed with COVID-19 speaks out after working while sick at Westchester facility; 11 test positive – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-nurse-speaks-out-chicago/6064081/
— COVID-19: Whole Foods workers plan ‘sick out’ due to outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/business/whole-foods-workers-plan-sick-out-over-covid-19/6065098/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/31/2020

WGN TV
— 5th death reported at DuPage County nursing home
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-pandemic-march-30-updates/
— Testing Trouble: How it’s slowing our ability to understand Illinois impact – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/testing-trouble-how-its-slowing-our-ability-to-understand-illinois-impact/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Coronavirus upends high school seniors’ college decisions – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/coronavirus-upends-high-school-seniors-college-decisions-3

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 8 more coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 48 The recent deaths include Hardwell Smith, who lived in Morgan Park, and Asberry Stoudemire, who lived in Austin.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21200693/coronavirus-deaths-cook-county-medical-examiner-covid-19-march-30
— For Downstate Illinois, coronavirus crisis ‘is going to devastate families’ In Illinois, the COVID-19 focus has been squarely on Chicago, but the hardships, fears and worries have spread across the state, even if the overwhelming majority of cases are in Cook County, not the state’s other 101 counties. – Neal Earley 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/30/21199344/downstate-illinois-coronavirus-economic-impact-beardstown-mount-vernon-metropolis

— Mailbox boosted ballot box for Chicago primary voters wary of coronavirus Perhaps not surprisingly, the city numbers appear to have been boosted by mail-in ballots, after election officials pushed the option to ease voter concerns about becoming infected in crowded polling places. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/30/21200400/coronavirus-chicago-primary-voters-turnout-covid-19-march-17
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote government-run health care.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/30/21200283/health-care-human-right-coronavirus-covid-19-jesse-jackson-insurance-companies

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pension bailouts are not the answer for Chicago and Illinois — even during a pandemic – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pensions-bailouts-20200330-72mzxrkerrfgfmsbuars6vkbga-story.html
— Social distancing restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggests – DONALD G. MCNEIL JR.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-restrictions-slow-coronavirus-infections-20200331-7bj7fmycl5du3p3hqvaul6j27y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF CASTEN AND IVES: 6th Congressional District race hard to predict with ‘ordinary life on hold’ – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/6th-congressional-district-race-hard-to-predict-with-ordinary-life-on-hold
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Can you get coronavirus from mail or Amazon deliveries? It’s very unlikely, experts say – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/can-you-get-coronavirus-from-mail-or-amazon-deliveries-its-very-unlikely-experts-say
— Why shouldn’t Illinoisans expect fair elections like the states that have ended gerrymandering – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200331/editorial-why-shouldnt-illinoisans-expect-fair-elections-like-the-states-that-have-ended-gerrymandering
— Shuttered Elgin hospital could reopen to treat coronavirus patients – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/shuttered-elgin-hospital-could-reopen-to-treat-coronavirus-patients

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s the first data on the hit to the housing market City listings and contracts plunged the week ended March 21, the day the statewide COVID-19 stay-home order took effect. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/heres-first-data-hit-housing-market

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— What happens now with Madison County and Illinois elections? – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/November-ballot-firming-up-but-questions-remain-15166762.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in DuPage County
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/30/two-more-covid-19-deaths-reported-in-dupage-county/auetl3x/

WGLT
— State Farm Pledges $1 Million For Relief Fund
https://www.wglt.org/post/coronavirus-blog-33020-state-farm-pledges-1-million-relief-fund#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— 16 Stateville Coronavirus Patients At St. Joe’s: Mayor Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk told Joliet Patch the number of hospitalized Stateville inmates exploded within a couple days. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/16-stateville-coronavirus-patients-st-joes-mayor

WIREPOINTS
— As the crisis deepens, keep an eye on Illinois’ unpaid bills – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/as-the-crisis-deepens-keep-an-eye-on-illinois-unpaid-bills-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘He has filled a national void’: Andrew Cuomo emerges as Democrats’ counterweight to Trump – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/andrew-cuomo-emerges-donald-trump-counterweight-am/
— A viral threat to liberty – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/editorial-freedom-could-suffer-efforts-curb-contag/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s power over GOP shows no sign of diminishing even as pandemic worsens – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has power over your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? I should write a book about those who have power over the Milton Township Republican Organization, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the IRP.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-power-over-gop-shows-no-sign-of-diminishing-even-as-pandemic-worsens

FOX NEWS
— Americans face nearly unprecedented travel restrictions inside US as states rush to stem coronavirus tide – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/states-rush-to-place-travel-restrictions-on-out-of-state-visitors-as-cornavirus-crisis-continues
— Trump spars with Jim Acosta at coronavirus briefing: ‘This is why people don’t want to listen to CNN anymore’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican hint/imply/argue/shout that everyone in Illinois would be reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails if they or if someone who they manipulate/dominate was the GOPUSA Illinois editor.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-cnn-jim-acosta-snarky-coronavirus-briefing

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Announces Ford And GE Will Produce 50,000 Ventilators In Next 100 Days – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/donald-trump-ford-general-electric-ge-fifty-thousand-ventilators-100-days/

DAILY SIGNAL
— 1 Million Americans Tested for Coronavirus; Rate Now 100,000 Per Day – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/1-million-americans-tested-for-coronavirus-rate-now-100000-per-day/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— The plague of social justice indoctrination has infected academia Social justice theories may not appear misguided, but beware the euphemistic overlay. – Eileen F. Toplansky (DIERSEN: To promote social justices is get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-plague-of-social-justice-indoctrination-has-infected-academia

THE HILL
— As misinformation surges, coronavirus poses AI challenge – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/490257-as-misinformation-surges-coronavirus-poses-ai-challenge
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to get Asian-Americans, and everyone else, to hate Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/490261-asian-american-lawmaker-warns-of-fear-of-racism-over-coronavirus-stigma
— Concerns grow over political pressure on coronavirus experts – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: What things help you resist political pressure? For me, those things include my a) Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, c) retirement savings, and d) Social Security.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490281-the-memo-concerns-grow-over-political-pressure-on-coronavirus-experts

POLITICO
— How coronavirus blew up the plan to take down Trump Donald Trump’s reelection is likely to rise or fall on his handling of the pandemic. And there isn’t much Democrats can do about it. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/31/democrats-coronavirus-trump-2020-154976
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Claims of Victory Usually Mean Someone Else Loses.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/31/trump-coronavirus-claims-victory-mean-somebody-else-loses-156657

REUTERS
— The U.S. weighs the grim math of death vs. the economy – Ann Saphir, Jeff Mason (DIERSEN: So far, how much money have efforts to fight coronavirus cost you in terms of your income and your net worth?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-reopen-analysi/the-u-s-weighs-the-grim-math-of-death-vs-the-economy-idUSKBN21H1B4

CNN
— More than 3,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus – Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Steve Almasy
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/health/us-coronavirus-updates-monday/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s self-congratulatory presence marks stark contrast with death toll.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-politics-2020-election/index.html
— The U.S. federal government sent the wrong masks, says Illinois governor
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-30-20-intl-hnk/h_234c7a68cf46f71bb9d38e7c787ff947
— Trump contradicts Pompeo by downplaying foreign coronavirus disinformation campaigns – Jennifer Hansler (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/politics/trump-foreign-disinformation-contradiction/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Trump says nationwide stay-at-home order is “pretty unlikely” at this point
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nationwide-stay-at-home-order-trump-unlikely-coronavirus-task-force/
— Immigration lawyers sue feds over risks of in-person coronavirus hearings
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-immigration-lawyers-sue-feds-over-in-person-coronavirus-hearings-risks/

NBC NEWS
— Trump remains upbeat as governors on the front lines plead for realism
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-remains-upbeat-governors-front-lines-plead-realism-n1172911

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus Has Taught Us More About Trump Than We Wanted to Know Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo has emerged as the anti-Trump.” I should write a book about those in the following organizations and governments who have painted themselves as being anti-Diersens: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/coronavirus-trump-cuomo-biden.html
— Crisis Builds From Coast to Coast in U.S. as Death Toll Nears China’s
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/world/coronavirus-news.html
— New York Governor Begs for Help Amid ‘Staggering’ Death Toll – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/business/ap-virus-outbreak.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus and the Conservative Mind.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/covid-conservatism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump Coronavirus Guidance on Keeping Gun Stores Open Draws Criticism From Trump-haters.
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/30/us/30reuters-health-coronavirus-usa-guns.html
— Trump Says Coronavirus Guidelines May Get Tougher; 1 Million Americans Tested – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/30/world/americas/30reuters-health-coronavirus-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Virus Defense Is Often an Attack, and the Target Is Often a Woman.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/trump-women-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-haters who run the Internet say “Trump Won the Internet.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/democrats-digital-strategy.html
— Facebook Aims $100 Million at Media Hit by the Coronavirus With grants and marketing spending, the social media giant hopes to support outlets doing essential local reporting but struggling with a drop in advertising. – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: There is no advertising in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and there never will be. There is no advertising on www.gopillinois.com and there never will be. All the time, money, motivation, etc. necessary a) to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening and b) to post a copy of those emails on www.gopillinois.com comes from me, from my Civil Service Retirement System pension, from my RMDs, and from my Roth IRA withdrawals. What do you spend your time and your income on?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/business/facebook-media-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump to Governors: I’d Like You to Do Us a Favor, Though Once again, the president is using aid to extort re-election help.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/trump-federal-aid-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This Land of Denial and Death Covid-19 and the dark side of American exceptionalism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/republicans-science-coronavirus.html
— As Russia Braces for Coronavirus, Putin Lets Underlings Take the Heat The Russian leader hates to deliver bad news and wants to distinguish his rule from the turbulent presidency of Boris N. Yeltsin. So he is leaving it to his minions to announce harsh measures. – Andrew Higgins
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-russia-putin.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power Leaders around the world have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them? – Selam Gebrekidan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) to control me, b) to control my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) to control my www.gopillinois.comwebsite.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-governments-power.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Americans told to brace for 200,000 deaths as world leaders push crisis response further
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Trump and Rubio’s latest attacks on the media are grotesque – Max Boot (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/republicans-should-focus-real-enemy-its-not-press/
— Furloughs at Macy’s, Gannett and Gap signal mounting economic distress – Abha Bhattarai, Rachel Siegel and Jeff Stein 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/30/furloughs-bailout-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s daily briefings are short on facts. The nightly news stepped into the breach.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-03-30/coronavirus-trump-lester-holt-nbc-nightly-news-abc-world-news-tonight

USA TODAY
— Amazon workers to strike; Illinois to make conference center a hospital; US deaths surge past 3,100 – Lindsay Schnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/31/coronavirus-updates-amazon-strike-furloughs-new-test-las-vegas-homeless/5088976002/
— Is 6 feet enough for social distancing? An MIT researcher says droplets carrying coronavirus can travel up to 27 feet. – Jordan Culver
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/30/coronavirus-social-distancing-mit-researcher-lydia-bourouiba-27-feet/5091526002/
— Coronavirus’ next casualty: The nation’s biggest story could devastate news industry – Jessica Guynn and Michael Braga
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/30/coronavirus-covid-19-news-newspapers-media-business-disaster/2931503001/
— 90% fewer passengers fly than last year because of coronavirus, TSA says – Curtis Tate
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/03/29/coronvirus-tsa-says-total-airline-passengers-down-90-percent/2935604001/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG BLACK/WHITE PICTURE: ‘Life may change for us all’: How we respond to the coronavirus crisis will be defining, historians say – Marco della Cava
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/29/coronavirus-crisis-response-reshape-american-history/5079760002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: NEARLY 100,000 TRUMP-HATERS SIGN PETITION CALLING FOR END TO LIVE COVERAGE OF TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS.
https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-100000-sign-petition-calling-end-live-coverage-trumps-coronavirus-briefings-1495195
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A TRUMP-HATER “CALLS TRUMP ‘INCOMPETENT,’ ‘IGNORANT’ OVER HANDLING OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
https://www.newsweek.com/ex-gop-strategist-calls-trump-incompetent-ignorant-over-handling-coronavirus-pandemic-1495174
— CHINA STATE MEDIA SAYS CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL COVER-UP ACCUSATIONS ARE ‘NONSENSE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote communist China.)
https://www.newsweek.com/china-state-media-rejects-nonsense-coronavirus-death-toll-cover-accusations-1495203

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— NYU Langone Tells ER Doctors to ‘Think More Critically’ About Who Gets Ventilators New York health center says it will support emergency-room staff who ‘withhold futile intubations,’ threatens to discipline doctors who talk to the press – Shalini Ramachandran and Joe Palazzolo (DIERSEN: If you needed a ventilator to survive, what factors would work against you? For me, they include my being 71 years old, obese, and a not-in-control diabetic.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nyu-langone-tells-er-doctors-to-think-more-critically-about-who-gets-ventilators-11585618990
— Facebook’s Fact Checkers Fight Surge in Fake Coronavirus Claims Contractors battle bogus assertions about canine vaccines and free baby formula; ‘We’ve maxxed out’ – Jeff Horwitz (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-fact-checkers-fight-surge-in-fake-coronavirus-claims-11585580400
— Save Capitalism From the Cares Act The stimulus is the largest step toward a centrally planned economy that America has ever taken. – Amit Seru and Luigi Zingales
https://www.wsj.com/articles/save-capitalism-from-the-cares-act-11585608917

FORBES
— Private Sector Workers/Retirees, Is Your Pension Plan At Risk From The Coronavirus Crisis? – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/03/30/private-sector-workersretirees-is-your-pension-plan-at-risk-from-the-coronavirus/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Threat of Losing Election Helped Cause Trump to Extend Social Distancing.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/threat-of-2020-loss-made-trump-keep-social-distancing-report.html
— Will Republican Governors Follow Trump’s Lead on Coronavirus Lockdowns? – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/are-republican-governors-following-trumps-latest-flip-flop.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “For Trump, Power Is for Self-Preservation Only During impeachment, Trump claimed far-reaching authority. In a national emergency, he throws up his hands.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/trump-claimed-unlimited-power-now-refuses-use-it/609046/

TIME
— Rights Group Calls for Moratorium on Internet Shutdowns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – HILLARY LEUNG (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://time.com/5812921/human-rights-watch-internet-shutdown-coronavirus/

NEW REPUBLIC
— How America’s Newspapers Covered Up a Pandemic The terrifying, censored coverage of the 1918 Spanish flu – WALTER SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/157094/americas-newspapers-covered-pandemic

AXIOS
— Coronavirus is being used to suppress press freedoms globally – Sara Fischer (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-press-freedom-e11cd2d3-c1c3-4b67-b985-102c882a223d.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the U.S., President Trump has continued to belittle the press for its coverage of the virus at live press conferences and on Twitter. On Monday, President Trump deflected blame onto the Washington Post when asked about allegations that China — as well as Russia and Iran — is spreading coronavirus misinformation, saying “every country does it.” Trump last week attacked NBC News reporter Peter Alexander during a live television briefing after being asked what he would say to Americans that were worried about the coronavirus, a question Alexander later said he thought was a “softball,” or an opportunity for the president to answer an easy question. Between the lines: The president’s actions, some fear, give credence to leaders abroad and locally in the U.S. to continue to attack press that they don’t like. Case-in-point: Over the weekend Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, an ally to President Trump, blocked a reporter from attending a coronavirus press briefing. Days earlier, that reporter had asked if briefings could be moved online to protect reporters’ health.
DeSantis has been criticized by Democrats over his response to the coronavirus.)

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is using the pandemic to wage partisan civil war — but red states will suffer too Trump has changed his tone, for the moment — but the damage he’s done to American unity will be lasting.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/31/trump-is-using-the-pandemic-to-wage-a-partisan-civil-war–but-red-states-will-suffer-too/
— Kevin McCarthy’s opponent says blatant racism is “definitely” a reason to take him down The House minority leader has become a total Trump sycophant. In California, Kim Mangone thinks she can beat him – MATTHEW ROZSA (DIERSEN: In America today, to hint/imply/argue/shout that someone is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot is like hinting/implying/arguing/shouting in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s that someone is a Jew. Needless-to-say, I should sue those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot. They include past and present leaders of organizations and governments in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give the standing to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, and to destroy governments that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/31/kevin-mccarthys-opponent-says-blatant-racism-is-definitely-a-reason-to-take-him-down/

GUARDIAN
— The US-China coronavirus blame game is undermining diplomacy – Michael H Fuchs
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/us-china-coronavirus-diplomacy
— Trump attacks journalists for asking ‘snarky’ questions on coronavirus testing in U.S. – Reuters
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/mar/30/trump-attacks-journalists-coronavirus-briefing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters accuse Trump of using coronavirus briefing as corporate advertising spot.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/30/donald-trump-coronavirus-briefing-ceos-my-pillow
— Fake news in the time of coronavirus: how big is the threat? – Hugo Mercier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/30/fake-news-coronavirus-false-information

March 30 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 30 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Texas requires 14-day quarantine for travelers flying from Chicago, other major cities
https://abc7chicago.com/health/travelers-flying-from-chicago-to-texas-must-quarantine-or-risk-jail-time/6061558/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/30/2020
— 20 shot, 2 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/white-death/

NBC5
— Texas Issues Self-Quarantine Order for Travelers Arriving from Chicago, Other Coronavirus ‘Hot-Spots’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/texas-issues-self-quarantine-order-for-travelers-arriving-from-chicago-other-coronavirus-hot-spots/2246954/

WGN TV
— Treasury Secretary says many will get stimulus check within 3 weeks (DIERSEN: What do you say about stimulus checks a) that go to those whose income has not yet gone down substantially because of coronavirus and b) that go to those whose expenses have not yet gone up substantially because of coronavirus?) 
https://wgntv.com/news/treasury-secretary-says-many-will-get-stimulus-check-within-3-weeks/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A war like no other: Inside the Illinois National Guard’s unprecedented coronavirus mission – Stacy St. Clair
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-corona-illinois-national-guard-activation-screenings-20200330-cipqddo3jnfjzl372j7pe4fk3u-story.html
— Amid the pandemic, Illinois colleges are still trying to attract new students — even if they don’t know when classes will resume and can’t give tours – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-college-admissions-20200330-udxyyhio3vai3azizhrg3cluxm-story.html
— Japan looked like it had the coronavirus contained. Then the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, and cases spiked. – MARI YAMAGUCHI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-tokyo-olympics-coronavirus-20200330-fwlj7xw7rfb6jfkjh5iafplzsq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Gov. Pritzker, sister Penny — billionaires both — jump-started Illinois COVID-19 relief fund In the war against COVID-19, the Pritzkers are working the philanthropy precincts — and opening their own wallets — to address the catastrophe statewide. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/29/21199064/how-illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-sister-penny-billionaires-both-jumpstarted-illinois-covid-19-charity

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Restaurants are hurting, and so are suburbs’ sales tax hauls – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/restaurants-are-hurting-and-so-are-suburbs-sales-tax-hauls
— Funeral home owner Mark Justen, winner of McHenry coroner primary has died – Cassie Buchman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/funeral-home-owner-winner-of-mchenry-coroner-primary-has-died

JOLIET PATCH
— Coronavirus: Joe Diffie Dies 3 Weeks After Rialto Show Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and David Lee Murphy performed their Country Unplugged tour in Joliet on Saturday, March 7. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/coronavirus-joe-diffie-dies-3-weeks-after-rialto-show

BGA
— What the Gov: How Is Coronavirus Affecting Public Transportation? COVID-19 is touching nearly every aspect of our daily lives — including where we go and how we get there. What are the public transit agencies doing to respond? – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://www.bettergov.org/news/what-the-gov-how-is-coronavirus-affecting-public-transportation/

CENTER SQUARE
— Prosperity study shows mixed bag for Illinois – Scot Bertram (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hypocritically, Democrats hypocritically move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of, to hypocritically take control of, and to hypocritically destroy the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. Anyone who does not acknowledge the aforesaid is a) a Democrat or Democrat plant, b) a Libertarian or Libertarian plant, c) a Green or Green plant, d) a RINO, e) hopelessly uninformed, f) hopelessly stupid, or g) hopelessly naive.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/prosperity-study-shows-mixed-bag-for-illinois/article_b240a500-706a-11ea-b9ca-dff5af379696.html

WIREPOINTS
— Bad Public Pension Bailout Ideas Now Surfacing – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/bad-public-pension-bailout-ideas-now-surfacing-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Judges ordering release of high health risk illegals from ICE custody – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/judges-ordering-release-high-health-risk-illegals-/

FOX NEWS
— Coronavirus having less of an impact on lower-income, rural areas, report finds – Bradford Betz 
https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-impact-low-income-rural-areas-report
— Trump says coronavirus ‘peak in death rate’ likely in 2 weeks, extends social-distancing guidelines through April 30 – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-briefing-death-rate-social-distancing

BREITBART
— Trump: U.S. Will Not Pay for Harry and Meghan’s Security in California – BREITBART LONDON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/29/trump-u-s-will-not-pay-for-harry-and-meghans-security-california/

CNS NEWS
— What Is Essential in These United States of America? – Allen West 
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/allen-west/what-essential-these-united-states-america

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s How Some In Media Reacted To America Having The World’s Most Coronavirus Cases – SHELBY TALCOTT (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/media-reacts-america-most-coronavirus-cases-world/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some media pundits and politicians appeared to celebrate the U.S. reaching the most novel coronavirus cases in the world in an attempt to dunk on President Donald Trump. Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tried to call the media out for its “glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more CoronaVirus cases than China” on Sunday morning. Many members of the press attacked him for the allegation, despite some of their own co-workers being involved in celebrating the news as a way to attack Trump.)
— ‘As The President Fiddles, People Are Dying’: Pelosi Invokes Emperor Nero To Slam Trump On Coronavirus – VIRGINIA KRUTA (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/pelosi-emperor-nero-slam-trump-coronavirus/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden’s Not Done Yet, Bests Trump In New Fox News Poll – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bidens-not-done-yet-bests-trump-in-new-fox-news-poll

TOWNHALL
— In Defense of Congressman Thomas Massie – John R. Lott, Jr.
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnrlottjr/2020/03/30/in-defense-of-congressman-thomas-massie-n2565946

EPOCH TIMES
— Federal Judge Frees Immigration Detainees on CCP Virus Fears – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/federal-judge-frees-immigration-detainees-on-ccp-virus-fears_3290365.html
— Nancy Pelosi and the Politics Pandemic – Roger L. Simon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/nancy-pelosi-and-the-politics-pandemic_3290474.html

THE HILL
— Coronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden – DOUGLAS SCHOEN (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party’s top priority is to use coronavirus to defeat Trump on November 2, 2020 and defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020. Anyone who does not acknowledge the aforesaid is a) a Democrat or Democrat plant, b) a Libertarian or Libertarian plant, c) a Green or Green plant, d) a RINO, e) hopelessly uninformed, f) hopelessly stupid, or g) hopelessly naive.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/490064-coronavirus-makes-the-campaign-season-treacherous-for-joe-biden
— Trump clashes with reporter during coronavirus briefing: ‘Be nice’ – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how nasty RINO politicians, their nasty operatives, and their nasty dupes have treated me since 2000.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490093-trump-gets-in-back-and-forth-with-reporter-during-coronavirus

HUFFINGTON POST
— Illinois Taking Charge Of COVID-19 Testing After Trump Administration’s ‘Profound Failing’ The missed opportunity of February testing triggered an “exponential” increase in the spread of coronavirus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jb-pritzker-tests-trump-administration-testing-failure_n_5e81350dc5b6cb9dc1a26edc

POLITICO
— Prepare to hunker down for one more month — at least – DAN DIAMOND and ADAM CANCRYN
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2020/03/30/prepare-to-hunker-down-for-one-more-month-at-least-786470

ABC NEWS
— Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll Strong enthusiasm for Biden among those who back him over Trump is just 24%. – Sofi Sinozich (DIERSEN: How enthusiastic for Trump are the following: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, c) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, d) the Republican elected officials in Illinois including those who run your county, township, municipality, and municipal district, e) conservative leaders in Illinois, and f) religious leaders in Illinois?) 
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-consolidates-support-trails-badly-enthusiasm-poll/story?id=69812092

CNBC
— Italy’s death toll surpasses 10,000 as prime minister warns of rising ‘nationalist instincts’ – Silvia Amaro
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/italy-coronavirus-deaths-above-10000-conte-warns-against-anti-eu-sentiment.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats are using coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/coronavirus-pandemic-politics.html
— Coronavirus Taunts Evoke a Painful History for Asian-American Leaders – Matt Stevens (DIERSEN: My grandmother on my father’s side told me about discrimination against German-Americans during WWI. Her husband fought the Germans during WWI. All my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois (Crete and Grant Park) during the 1840s and 1850s. My uncles on mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII. My father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. I should write a book about those who by their words and/or by their actions have made it clear that they are anti-German American. I would focus on my Democrat superiors in the federal government and those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on German-Americans who discriminate against German-Americans to curry favor with those who despise/hate German-Americans.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/politics/coronavirus-asian-americans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/coronavirus-economy-saez-zucman.html
— Trump’s Attack on GM Over Ventilators Quickly Turns to Praise – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/29/us/29reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-ventilators-gm.html

USA TODAY
— Trump’s approval rating is rising amid the coronavirus crisis. What could it mean for November? – Joey Garrison (DIERSEN: How enthusiastic for Trump are the following: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, c) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, d) the Republican elected officials in Illinois including those who run your county, township, municipality, and municipal district, e) conservative leaders in Illinois, and f) religious leaders in Illinois?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/29/coronavirus-what-could-trumps-jump-approval-rating-mean-november/5078347002/

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
— Beware: Misinformation insidious amid coronavirus pandemic – Darrel Rowland (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.dispatch.com/news/20200329/capitol-insider–beware-misinformation-insidious-amid-coronavirus-pandemic

ABC 14 NEWS
— Coronavirus ‘A Disease Of Globalization’ – Brandon G. Jones (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) who promote globalization and b) who destroy those who do not promote globalization.) 
https://abc14news.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-a-disease-of-globalization/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Rebuffs Calls to Close Stock Market Closing stock market could trigger events harmful to investors, financial executives and academics say – Alexander Osipovich
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-rebuffs-calls-to-close-stock-market-11585476000
— States Restrict Travelers from Coronavirus ‘Hot Zones’ Florida, Texas, Rhode Island take measures to force travelers to self-quarantine; police pull over drivers with out-of-state plates – Jennifer Calfas and Talal Ansari (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this? Needless-to-say, because Illinois is a “hot zone,” this will frustrate efforts to leave Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/states-restrict-travelers-from-coronavirus-hot-zones-11585518299
— Government Tracking How People Move Around in Coronavirus Pandemic Goal is to get location data in up to 500 U.S. cities to help plan response; privacy concerns call for ‘strong legal safeguards,’ activist says – Byron Tau (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-tracking-how-people-move-around-in-coronavirus-pandemic-11585393202
— MIT Researchers Launch Location-Tracking Effort for the New Coronavirus Users voluntarily enter data into an app and will be notified if they came into contact with anyone infected – Douglas Belkin and Kirsten Grind (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mit-researchers-launch-location-tracking-effort-for-the-new-coronavirus-11585315674
— Coronavirus Pandemic Compels Historic Labor Shift Outbreak reshapes job market as some sectors shut down, others see demand surge – Ruth Bender and Matthew Dalton
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-pandemic-compels-historic-labor-shift-11585474206
— America’s Make-or-Break Week The bills are now coming due for big companies and millions of laid-off workers. Decisions made in the next few days will shape how coronavirus impacts the economy. – Ruth Simon, Esther Fung, Suzanne Kapner and Heather Haddon (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are adversely impacted by coronavirus to blame Trump for that.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-make-or-break-week-11585510109
— Doctors With Coronavirus Frightened by Their Own Symptoms Those who believe they contracted the virus at hospitals are now treating themselves – Janet Adamy
https://www.wsj.com/articles/doctors-with-coronavirus-frightened-by-their-own-symptoms-11585479600
— The Class of 2020 Was Headed Into a Hot Job Market. Then Coronavirus Hit. Internships evaporate, career fairs are canceled and some college seniors wonder if they should even bother looking for jobs – Kathryn Dill and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: What class were you in? I was in the class of 1970. What negatively impacted your job search? For me, it was my being draft bait. My father had died suddenly in October of 1969. Potential employers did not believe that my financial hardship draft deferment application to support my mother and brother in Crete would be approved. Further, potential employers were under tremendous pressure to hire minorities, females, and veterans. Consequently, I took the only job offer that got — retail sales manager for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights. The job did not really require a college degree. Constructively, I was the store’s salesman. Advancement opportunities were limited and slow. The store’s manager did not approve of my demographics (draft avoider, German-American, and Protestant). He never would have hired me, but Firestone Stores headquarters forced him to take me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-class-of-2020-was-headed-into-a-hot-job-market-then-coronavirus-hit-11585486800
— Coronavirus Threatens to Overwhelm Cities’ Social Safety Net Jump in demand at food banks, soup kitchens; number of callers to crisis hotlines surges – Douglas Belkin and Kate King
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-threatens-to-overwhelm-cities-social-safety-net-11585474200
— Dr. Fauci Was a Basketball Captain. Now He’s America’s Point Guard. His teammates in high school looked to Dr. Anthony Fauci for leadership. They’re still doing it more than 60 years later. – Ben Cohen (DIERSEN: When I was in high school, I was not viewed as being “college material.” Neither of my outstanding parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). I spent my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-fauci-was-a-basketball-captain-now-hes-americas-point-guard-11585479601
— March Jobs Report Unlikely to Show Full Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis The data, reflecting the first half of the month, won’t completely capture the sudden closure of businesses – Eric Morath and Paul Kiernan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/march-jobs-report-unlikely-to-show-full-impact-of-the-coronavirus-crisis-11585490400

FORBES
— Social Media Reveals Even COVID-19 Crisis Fails To Bridge Political Divide – John Scott Lewinski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnscottlewinski/2020/03/29/social-media-reveals-even-covid-19-crisis-fails-to-bridge-political-divide/#cfbf813158ce

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Trump Ditches Hopes Of Quick Virus Bounce-back For U.S.”
https://www.ibtimes.com/trump-ditches-hopes-quick-virus-bounce-back-us-2949210

THE WIRE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “GOP and the Price of Science Denialism.”
https://science.thewire.in/health/us-coronavirus-trump-republicans/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Where Is Trump’s Sense of Empathy?”
https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2020/03/2020-time-capsule-10-projection/609022/
The Leaders Who Don’t Have Time for Trump’s Distractions
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Because the president isn’t helping, others try to fill the void.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/americas-fail-safe-systems-are-holdingfor-now/609016/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Spreading the Coronavirus to Own the Libs Across the country, social distancing is becoming a way to signal which side of the culture war you’re on. The consequences could be disastrous.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/03/social-distancing-culture/609019/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Fighting a War Against Governors, Not the Coronavirus.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-fights-a-war-against-governors-not-the-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to RINO politicians who promote a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage and political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination including Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, j) age discrimination including up-or-out, and k) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? I should write a book about such aforesaid RINO politicians. 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/white-death/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trumps needs a coronavirus scapegoat, and right now it’s China. Unable to accept responsibility, Trump has to find someone to blame for his failure to prepare for the pandemic.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/30/donald-trumps-needs-a-coronavirus-scapegoat-and-right-now-its-china_partner/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Rightwing figures pushing Trump’s ‘back-to-work’ policy despite pandemic” Trump-haters have used, are using, and will ever-increasingly use coronavirus to defeat Trump. 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/29/trump-coronavirus-policy-rightwing-support-politicians
— Coronavirus upends U.S. election cycle as officials scramble to protect voters Primaries have been delayed and conventions are in question as calls for voting by mail raise concerns of their own – Joan E. Greve
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/30/us-election-coronavirus-primaries-voting-by-mail

DAILY MAIL
— Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw blasts Hillary Clinton’s ‘America First’ dig at Trump amid the coronavirus crisis saying ‘Now is not the time’ – JAMES GORDON
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8166177/Texas-Congressman-Dan-Crenshaw-blasts-Hillary-Clinton-criticism-Trump-amid-coronavirus-crisis.html

PRENSA LATINA
— China will protect its press from oppression by the U.S. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the times when members of the Democrat press protected me from oppression by RINO politicians, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes.)
https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=53942&SEO=china-will-protect-its-press-from-oppression-by-the-us

March 29 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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