April 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Businesses worry they won’t survive extended stay-at-home order – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/health/businesses-worry-they-wont-survive-extended-stay-home-order–/6125985/
— Postponement of elective surgeries one reason Chicago area hospitals not overwhelmed during COVID-19 pandemic – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/health/postponing-elective-surgeries-helped-prevent-chicago-area-hospitals-from-being-overwhelmed/6125910/

NBC5
— Most Illinois Communities Fall Short on Daily Coronavirus Testing
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nbc5-investigates-most-illinois-communities-fall-short-on-daily-coronavirus-testing/2261075/
— 6 More Coronavirus Cases in Chicago Police Department, Total Now at 380 Of the confirmed cases, 361 are officers and 19 are civilian employees
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/6-more-coronavirus-cases-in-chicago-police-department-total-now-at-380/2261051/

CBS2
— State Funding For Unemployment Benefits Likely To Run Out Leaving Illinois To Borrow From Federal Government – Dorothy Tucker
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/23/unemployment-funding-illinois-federal-government-covid-19/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Republican State Rep. Darren Bailey of Xenia sues Governor Pritzker for extension of stay-at-home order
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-lawmaker-sues-governor-pritzker-for-extension-of-stay-at-home-order

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois lawmakers head back to Capitol for COVID-19 funding vote House members will vote in staggered groups, in alphabetical order, to avoid contact through social distancing. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/23/21232762/illinois-lawmakers-head-back-washington-covid-19-funding-vote-congress-ppp
— Downstate Republican Darren Bailey sues Pritzker over stay-at-home order — but president could prove governor’s trump card Pritzker could look for legal cover from Trump – despite the ongoing TV and Twitter battle between the two. The president declared a national state of emergency that backs up Pritzker’s emergency powers, one legal expert said. – Neal Earley 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/23/21233712/downstate-republican-lawsuit-pritzker-stay-home-order-bailey-trump-durkin
— Poland sending COVID-19 medical team to Chicago, White House says
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/23/21232447/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Struggling entrepreneurs count losses as Pritzker extends stay-at-home order: ‘It is doing a tremendous amount of damage to my business’  “If the debt continues to accumulate, at what point do you look at it and say, well how many years is it going to take to pay this down?” said Jorge Rios, who owns a barbershop and beauty salon in Logan Square – Tom Schuba and Manny Ramos 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/23/21233699/struggling-entrepreneurs-count-losses-pritzker-extends-stay-at-home-order-coronavirus-business

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Could Sen. Mitch McConnell’s bankruptcy idea actually save Illinois and Chicago taxpayers? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-mitch-mcconnell-state-bankruptcy-kass-20200424-b7rjjn3aerdutlsqrovnzutfwe-story.html
— Illinois officials say the state is hitting its COVID-19 peak — and that’s actually good news – Joe Mahr
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-governor-projection-20200424-wd2bk4r4fbajxjsbzwcgdz2fiu-story.html
— Illinois golf courses have the green light to reopen May 1, but they await the state’s ‘strict safety guidelines’ amid COVID-19 – Teddy Greenstein
By TEDDY GREENSTEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-illinois-golf-reopens-coronavirus-jb-pritzker-20200424-vhvqplgghvhi3byc2os5wr5ieu-story.html
— Aurora’s mayor said reopening the city would be ‘slow.’ As Illinois’ stay-at-home order is extended, here’s what experts and a city business leader have to say – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-reopening-aurora-coronavirus-st-20200424-vyosvt6qnfcqfaezbpzn47ik6q-story.html
— McHenry drive-in theater’s plans to reopen May 1 are shelved after Pritzker extends stay-at-home order in Illinois – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-mchenry-drive-in-theater-to-open-20200423-gkncmrwqafd7fhvkwimbsuppyu-story.html
— Suburban police chiefs, advocacy groups spar over proposal to support COVID-19 address-sharing to first responders – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-cook-county-address-first-responders-20200423-vqvfceuw2ffahf4yirkyzq7eqy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Underwood, Oberweis clash on when to reopen – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200423/underwood-oberweis-clash-on-when-to-reopen

WBEZ
— Cook County Government Braces For Big Budget Gap Due To COVID-19 Preliminary projections show the county expects to have a shortfall of least $200 million this budget year. – Kristen Schorsch
https://www.wbez.org/stories/cook-county-government-braces-for-big-budget-gap-due-to-covid-19/933541c6-805c-4a08-ace9-8c0315b6a1b4

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— 100,000 more unemployment claims in Illinois; payroll jobs decrease in past year (DIERSEN: Do/did you have a “payroll job?” Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on those like me who have/had “payroll jobs.” I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being “above it all.”) 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200423/100000-more-unemployment-claims-in-illinois-payroll-jobs-decrease-in-past-year

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois’ bailout could come in form of bankruptcy – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-illinois-bailout-could-come-in-form-of-bankruptcy/article_2a2f8404-d78c-5331-a51f-89790ded54fc.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Lawmakers in Illinois slowly preparing for session to reopen. What about the economy? – PETER HANCOCK 
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article242230841.html
— How hard will the coronavirus pandemic hit Illinois school finances and for how long? – TERI MADDOX
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article242157901.html

LINCOLN COURIER
— 100,000 more unemployment claims in Illinois; payroll jobs decrease in past year
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200423/100000-more-unemployment-claims-in-illinois-payroll-jobs-decrease-in-past-year

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Video of Woodridge minors in black face spurs investigation TikTok video removed; viewed by several parents, students
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/24/video-of-woodridge-minors-in-black-face-spurs-investigation/a6b95jo/

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— COVID-19 case numbers keep climbing in Kendall County, reaching 185 – KATIE FINLON
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/04/23/covid-19-case-numbers-keep-climbing-in-kendall-county-reaching-185/a8zrcec/

NPR ILLINOIS
— First Responders Want Prior Warning About Who Has Coronavirus – MARTIN KASTE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/first-responders-want-prior-warning-about-who-has-coronavirus#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting young people to hate Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/opposition-trump-likely-motivate-young-voters-poll-shows#stream/0
— Fox News Executive Tries To Rein In Stars As They Cheer On Anti-Lockdown Rallies – DAVID FOLKENFLIK 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/fox-news-executive-tries-rein-stars-they-cheer-anti-lockdown-rallies#stream/0

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Pandemic to cost University of Illinois more than $70M
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/pandemic-to-cost-university-of-illinois-more-than-70m

FOX ILLINOIS
— Democrats expect ‘in-person convention,’ party chairman says – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/democrats-expect-in-person-convention-party-chairman-says

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO 
— Chicago Could Lose 1,500 Restaurants Permanently If Help Does Not Come To Struggling Independent Eateries As of Tuesday, about half of Chicago’s 7,500 restaurants were completely closed while about 50 percent were still operating, paying their staff to cook and deliver food to customers. – Hannah Alani
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/04/22/chicago-could-lose-1500-restaurants-permanently-if-help-does-not-come-to-struggling-independent-eateries/

CHICAGO NOW
— If your adviser is quoting Sean Hannity, it might be time for a change – Bob Abrams (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican but who b) talk and/or act like they take advise from those 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.)
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-board-tirade/2020/04/money-liar-sean-hannity/

CHALKBEAT
— One in five Chicago students lacks broadband. Here’s where they live – Cassie Walker Burke 
https://chicago.chalkbeat.org/2020/4/23/21233380/report-offers-look-at-chicago-digital-divide-for-students-who-lacks-broadband-where-they-live

ROBERT FEDER
— Tribune columnist John Kass clarifies swipe at ‘media elites’
https://www.robertfeder.com/2020/04/23/tribune-columnist-john-kass-clarifies-swipe-media-elites/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Libertarian Party Candidate for U.S. Senate Danny Malouf’s Reaction to Court Ruling Putting Him on the Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/24/libertarian-party-candidate-for-u-s-senate-danny-maloufs-reaction-to-court-ruling-putting-him-on-the-ballot/ 
— Pritzker’s Emergency Power Has Exceeded the 30 Days Allowed by Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/24/pritzkers-emergency-power-has-exceeded-the-30-days-allowed-by-law/ 
— IL-14: James Marter “Back in the Saddle Again” as Kendall County Republican Party Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/24/il-14-james-marter-back-in-the-saddle-again-as-kendall-county-republican-party-chairman/ 
— Wilcox Outlines Economy Re-Opening Plan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/24/wilcox-outlines-economy-re-opening-plan/ 
— Will Woodstock Hold a June Gay Pride Parade?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/24/will-woodstock-hold-a-june-gay-pride-parade/ 
— Attorney General Reveals Names of Mayors/Village Presidents Who Don’t Want to Abide by the Freedom of Information Act
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/24/attorney-general-reveals-names-of-mayors-village-president-who-dont-want-to-abide-by-the-freedom-of-information-act/ 
— McHenry Police Outline Prizker’s New Rules as Interpreted by the State Police
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/23/mchenry-police-outline-prizkers-new-rules/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Passes PPP Replenishment Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/23/il-06-il-14-house-passes-ppp-replenishment-bill/ 
— Fox River Open with Limitations
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/23/fox-river-open-with-limitations/ 
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Takes Sean Casten to Task for Horrible Inference Told to Indivisible Virtual Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/23/il-06-jeanne-ives-takes-sean-casten-to-task-for-horrible-inference-told-to-indivisible-virtual-meeting/ 
— Skillicorn Chastises Pritzker for Still Broken Unemployment Compensation System
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/23/skillicorn-chastises-pritzker-for-still-broken-unemployment-compensation-system/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— IL. Governor JB Pritzker sued by State Representative Darren Bailey – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/il-governor-jb-pritzker-sued-by-state-representative-darren-bailey/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IRP: DISTRACTED BY POINTING FINGERS, GOVERNOR PRITZKER FAILS TO LEAD ON CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/distracted-by-pointing-fingers-governor-pritzker-fails-to-lead-on-coronavirus-response.html
— ILLINOIS STATE REP. FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST GOVERNOR PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/illinois-state-rep-files-lawsuit-against-governor-pritzker.html
— REZIN RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR’S EXTENDED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/rezin-responds-to-governors-extended-stay-at-home-order.html
— ELECTED SHERIFFS, A DEFENSE AGAINST TYRANNY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/elected-sheriffs-a-defense-against-tyranny.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republicans leap to reopen economy; Democrats more cautious – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/24/republicans-leap-to-reopen-economy-democrats-more-/
— Virus pits health vs. public duty for some state lawmakers – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/23/virus-pits-health-vs-public-duty-for-some-state-la/
— Biden presses Congress to fund voting by mail in time for November election – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/23/joe-biden-presses-voting-mail-funding-congress/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump elevates populist message as coronavirus threatens reelection prospects – David M. Drucker (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trump-elevates-populist-message-as-coronavirus-threatens-reelection-prospects
— Trump campaign team launches political organizing app in play to broaden digital reach – Katherine Doyle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-campaign-team-launches-political-organizing-app-in-play-to-broaden-digital-reach

FOX NEWS
— Barr warns of DOJ intervention if state lockdown orders go ‘too far’
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/barr-warns-of-doj-intervention-if-state-lockdown-orders-go-too-far

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Missouri and Mississippi File Lawsuits Against China For Unleashing COVID-19 on the World – Debra Heine (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Communist China against America.)
https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/23/missouri-and-mississippi-file-lawsuits-against-china-for-unleashing-covid-19-on-the-world/

BLAZE
— Rand Paul returns to Congress after beating coronavirus and gives a fiery speech against ‘draconian’ lockdown ‘Our recovery only comes when the quarantine is ended’ – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/rand-paul-calls-for-opening-up-the-economy
— New report reveals the 10 states with the highest — and lowest — levels of household gun ownership – Chris Field
https://www.theblaze.com/news/10-states-highest-lowest-gun-ownership

NEWSMAX
— America Divided Against a Common Enemy: China – John Cylc (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Communist China against America.)
https://www.newsmax.com/johncylc/china-coronavirus/2020/04/23/id/964307/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Working Hard to Give Taxpayer Money to Illegal Aliens – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/04/23/democrats-working-hard-to-get-stimulus-money-to-illegal-immigrants-n2567507

THE HILL
— Republicans sharply divided over timeline for reopening economy – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/494440-republicans-sharply-divided-over-timeline-for-reopening-economy
— Trump mulls tying USPS changes to emergency coronavirus loan Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is also reportedly seeking to influence the hiring process for senior officials at USPS. – J. EDWARD MORENO (DIERSEN: If my Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors had not forced me to resign in 1969 when I was 20 years old, I might very well have spent my career working for the Post Office. My Democrat Park Forest Post Office supervisor disapproved of my demographics, especially my being a Missouri Synod Lutheran, 100% German-American, conservative, Republican, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owner, healthy, and my ancestors had been in America since 1844. He was especially furious that I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968. He was especially furious that I was on track to earn a college degree.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/494447-trump-mulls-tying-postal-service-changes-to-emergency-coronavirus
— Biden builds early lead in battleground states – JONATHAN EASLEY (DIERSEN: Do you live in a battleground county, battleground township, battleground municipality, battleground municipal district, battleground precinct, and/or battleground neighborhood? If so, which of the following do Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs say is causing Trump’s problems: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, and/or c) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/494418-biden-builds-early-lead-in-battleground-states

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you blast Trump, the more that Trump-haters promote you.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-day-of-infamy-coronavirus_n_5ea27331c5b669fd892239ca

POLITICO
— Liberal groups attempt to rally supporters — from an appropriate social distance The left is trying to play by health officials’ rules during the coronavirus outbreak, creating new challenges for organizers. – NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/23/liberal-groups-coronavirus-204076
— Study: Elderly Trump voters dying of coronavirus could cost him in November An academic journal projects that deaths of 65-and-older Republican voters in several swing states will far exceed those of Democrats. – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO (DIERSEN: What negative assumptions will be made about a) those who get coronavirus, b) those who die of coronavirus, and c) those who do not get coronavirus?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/23/how-coronavirus-could-upend-2020-battlegrounds-204708
— Trump owes tens of millions to the Bank of China — and the loan is due soon The president’s financial dealings with the state-owned bank complicate his attacks on Biden. – MARC CAPUTO, MERIDITH MCGRAW and ANITA KUMAR
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/24/trump-biden-china-debt-205475
— Trump’s poor poll numbers trigger GOP alarms over November Pump up Trump or go after Biden? Top Republicans are advocating different strategies for a struggling president to win reelection. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/24/trump-poll-2020-205722
— Abortion clinics expanding virtual options during pandemic Providers say they’re trying to work around restrictions that limit telemedicine abortion. – MOHANA RAVINDRANATH and ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/23/abortion-clinics-expanding-virtual-options-during-pandemic-203768

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters celebrate the damage that coronavirus and efforts to fight it have done to America. 
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/coronavirus-shakes-conceit-american-exceptionalism-70323441

CNN
— Trump’s new campaign app gamifies voter outreach – Dana Bash and Bridget Nolan
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/politics/trump-campaign-app/index.html

REUTERS
— Poll signals strengthening support for Biden over Trump in three battleground states – Chris Kahn (DIERSEN: Do you live in a battleground county, battleground township, battleground municipality, battleground municipal district, battleground precinct, and/or battleground neighborhood? If so, which of the following do Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs say is causing Trump’s problems: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, and/or c) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party?) 
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-battlegrounds-exclusive/exclusive-poll-signals-strengthening-support-for-biden-over-trump-in-three-midwest-battleground-states-idUSKCN2243KJ

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden’s strength with older voters could threaten Trump’s electoral path in 2020 – Toluse Olorunnipa (DIERSEN: But to get votes from younger voters, Biden will increasingly promise to use the federal government to get rid of older people once and for all.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bidens-strength-with-older-voters-could-threaten-trumps-electoral-path-in-2020/2020/04/23/29e44f8c-8577-11ea-ae26-989cfce1c7c7_story.html
— Shake Shack, Then Harvard: Who’s Minding That $2.6 Trillion? – Timothy L. O’Brien 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/shake-shack-thenharvard-whos-minding-that-26-trillion/2020/04/23/1d2bd8cc-855a-11ea-81a3-9690c9881111_story.html
— Leading Republicans want to send China the bill for coronavirus pandemic’s costs Escalating calls could leave Trump pinned between allies and trade deal – David J. Lynch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/24/republican-coronavirus-china-xi/
— Inequality could be next big debate in coronavirus relief efforts – Tory Newmyer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-finance-202/2020/04/24/the-finance-202-inequality-could-be-next-big-debate-in-coronavirus-relief-efforts/5ea21431602ff14af7433b91/

NEW YORK POST
— Biden fears Trump will try to delay 2020 election over coronavirus concerns – Vincent Barone
https://nypost.com/2020/04/23/biden-fears-trump-will-try-to-postpone-the-election-amid-coronavirus/
— Dems allegedly working around Congress to send checks to illegal immigrants – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/04/23/dems-allegedly-working-to-send-checks-to-illegal-immigrants/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— China’s Medical-Goods Market Is ‘Wild West’ Amid Surging Coronavirus Demand Supply chain is in chaos as foreign governments, hospitals and businesses compete for the same gear – Liza Lin and Eva Xiao (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that want America to be dependent on foreign countries and their citizens for everything?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-medical-goods-market-is-wild-west-amid-surging-coronavirus-demand-11587654973

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The Wisconsin GOP’s treasurer asked people attending an anti-lockdown rally to ‘please leave Confederate flags’ and guns at home to ‘try to control the optics’ – Sonam Sheth
https://www.businessinsider.com/wisconsin-gop-official-lockdown-protesters-leave-confederate-flags-guns-home-2020-4
— Coronavirus propaganda from Russia, China, and Iran are beginning to mimic each other, State Department report says – Haven Orecchio-Egresitz (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with foreign countries against America.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-china-iran-propaganda-us-disinformation-narratives-echo-each-other-2020-4

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Get ready for a new form of bias: discrimination based on coronavirus immunity – JONATHAN TURLEY (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that the better that your health is, the more that you have benefitted from your, your parents’, your grandparents’, your great grandparents’, and the rest of your ancestors’ discrimination against minorities, against women, against poor people, against younger people, against non-Protestants, against non-German Americans, against citizens of foreign countries, against immigrants, against those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, against veterans, against Democrats, against Libertarians, against Greens, against RINOs, against moderates, against liberals, against etc.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-24/coronavirus-antibody-tests-immunity-discrimination
— Los Angeles acts to keep some laid-off workers from being replaced by newer, cheaper labor – EMILY ALPERT REYES, DAVID ZAHNISER (DIERSEN: Who were you replaced by? The Democrats who ran GAO in 1997 succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Since then, they have replaced me with their employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, poor, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and/or those who have less work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses than I have.) 
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-22/coronavirus-worker-retention-la-city-council

ABC SAN FRANCISCO
— Lawsuit filed to stop $75M in economic relief for undocumented workers
https://abc7news.com/california-coronavirus-undocumented-immigrants-ca-covid-19-workers/6124778/

U.S. & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting young voters to hate Trump.
https://www.usnews.com/news/elections/articles/2020-04-23/young-voters-solidly-favor-joe-biden-over-donald-trump-poll

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— The Coronavirus Is Spreading Into Trump Country – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: Do you live in Trump country? What percent of the vote will Trump get in November in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood?) 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/the-coronavirus-is-spreading-into-trump-country.html

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. A Trump-hater says “Of Course Mitch McConnell Is Fine With Blue States Going Bankrupt.” Of course my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want the United States government to file bankruptcy and to cut/eliminate my Civil Service Retirement System pension, Social Security, Medicare, and health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/of-course-mitch-mcconnell-is-fine-with-blue-states-going-bankrupt

JD SUPRA
— Developing a Plan to Bring Your Employees Back to Work (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Any plan to bring federal employees back to work would give tremendous preference to those who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, poor, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/developing-a-plan-to-bring-your-74620/

HR DRIVE
— How to approach layoffs responsibly The way employers treat their employees over the next five weeks will impact their employment branding for the next five years – Aman Kidwai (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, to deal with Republican-driven budget cuts, the approach used by the Democrats who ran GAO was to waste the careers of and to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to  GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees, including me, had made the aforesaid promotion deadlines, especially in GAO’s field offices including Chicago.) 
https://www.hrdive.com/news/how-to-approach-layoffs-responsibly/576367/

LGBTQ NATION
— LGBTQ people have been hit harder economically by coronavirus lockdowns More LGBTQ people reported reduced work hours and financial worries than the general population. – Alex Bollinger 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/04/lgbtq-people-hit-harder-economically-coronavirus-lockdowns/

April 23 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mitch McConnell says states should consider bankruptcy; Governors fire back
https://abc7chicago.com/mitch-mcconnell-coronavirus-andrew-cuomo-phil-murphy/6124411/
— Chicago coronavirus: Aldermen propose bill making face masks mandatory – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-aldermen-propose-bill-for-mandatory-face-masks-in-city/6123602/
— 4.4M more Americans applied for unemployment last week; 26 million have sought US jobless aid since coronavirus hit – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/44m-more-americans-applied-for-unemployment-last-week/6124230/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Trump’s sports advisory committee is missing 2 important voices — athletes and health experts – Paul Sullivan (DIERSEN: Who represents your financial interests in Trump’s advisory committees? What about interest rates being far below inflation? What about the stock market crash?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-sports-shutdown-donald-trump-committee-20200422-ll5gzrqzezebxl3y3qsvbgy6zu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers use coronavirus to push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-restaurant-marijuana-pivot-20200422-mcyz52or2vb5xgxxpx4dfrzpzu-story.html
— Racism charges leveled after woman refers to Asian residents as ‘carpetbaggers’ at Naperville council meeting – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-chinese-race-comments-naperville-inclusion-st-20200422-ctklix3uj5f5ni3amzbjsihspi-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A woman who described Asian residents as “roving carpetbaggers” in comments made at a recent Naperville City Council meeting triggered charges of racism this week and council support for an “action plan” to address the city’s numerous racial incidents. Erika DeCarlo’s statement was made in support of reversing a council ban on recreational marijuana sales in Naperville, a topic discussed at the April 7 council meeting. It was read out loud so it would be included in the meeting’s record. In it, the Naperville native described Opt Out Naperville — a group opposed to recreational cannabis sales in the city — as being made up of many “Asian (mainly Chinese)” members whose motivations were questionable. “We will not be silenced or bullied by carpetbaggers funded by nefarious dark money PACs,” she said in her statement. “I will never apologize for believing in freedom, personal choice and traditional American values.” Bill Liu, chairman of Chinese Community Outreach for Naperville, condemned DeCarlo’s comments at Tuesday’s council meeting as insulting and demeaning. He said the term carpetbagger is derogatory and meant to describe people who don’t belong and take unfair advantage of situations, Liu said. “The American citizens of Chinese descent, like other American citizens have a variety of opinions that rest anywhere along a great spectrum of both political and economic concerns,” Liu said. “To depict any group as a single voting block is ignorant and offensive. To describe any group as carpetbaggers is beyond abhorrent.” Naperville resident Nancy Chen called on the council to condemn attacks on Asian Americans and other residents, which could help eradicate racism and hate crimes in the city. “Asian Americans everywhere are coping with and fighting against the threat of COVID-19, but they are also facing the threat of violence and harassment,” Chen said. DeCarlo’s comment was read out loud at the April 7 meeting because council meetings are now held via video conference in compliance with the coronavirus pandemic ban on public gatherings. Council members and city officials participate remotely through computers and those wanting to weigh in on topics do so using phones or by submitting written statements that are read into the public record. Liu acknowledged DeCarlo’s right to free speech, but said derogatory and insulting language should not be tolerated. “Ms. DeCarlo probably will be surprised that she and I stand together on this issue,” he said. “However, I cannot disagree more with Ms. DeCarlo’s depiction of many Naperville citizens of Chinese descent who support the Opt Out as carpetbaggers. … The portrayal was demeaning and highly offensive.” Chen said she was “very disturbed” by DeCarlo’s comments as well as the allegation that a Chinese American resident was attacked by two women who yelled and spit at him as he rode his bike on a Naperville trail. The incident is being investigated by Naperville police. Chen requested the council adopt a resolution she drafted condemning the recent attacks on Asian Americans and other allegations of racism in Naperville over the past two years.)
— Tribune Publishing announces furloughs as ad revenue declines have ‘profound’ impact on newspaper chain – ROBERT CHANNICK (DIERSEN: When employers get rid of their employees, who goes and who stays? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the first to go were those who were Republican, White, male, non-veteran, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who had not made 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.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-tribune-furloughs-20200421-hqzlz6pozrdtnae3qjlefaqde4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois is already in the peak for COVID-19 deaths – but projections show the pain is far from over So far, 1,565 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois. As horrible as that is, Gov. Pritzker has data projecting that if the state had not enacted the stay-at-home order on March 21 the death toll would have been 14 times that. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/23/21232125/illinois-covid-19-peak-coronavirus-projection-pritzker-stay-home
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “President Trump stands on the side of wrong — again Protesters trying to force governors to ditch stay-at-home orders are playing a dangerous game.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/22/21231831/president-trump-stands-on-the-side-of-wrong-again

DAILY HERALD
— ‘It’s totally safe to come to the hospital’: Edward, Elmhurst managing pandemic – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200423/its-totally-safe-to-come-to-the-hospital-edward-elmhurst-managing-pandemic

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker stands firm: You still have to stay home While other states have begun to ease up on pandemic rules for shopping, entertainment and other venues, Illinois is “not there yet,” the governor says on a day with a record 2,049 COVID cases reported. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-stands-firm-you-still-have-stay-home-0

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton College, DuPage County to provide housing for first responders
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/22/wheaton-college-dupage-county-to-provide-housing-for-first-responders/a7qhha3/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Despite warnings, Trump downplays threat of virus returning.”
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/despite-warnings-trump-downplays-threat-of-virus-returning
— AP-NORC poll: Few Americans support easing virus protections – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/ap-norc-poll-few-americans-support-easing-virus-protections

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Pritzker: Looking For “The Right Balance” Before Re-opening The State – SEAN CRAWFORD
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/pritzker-looking-right-balance-re-opening-state

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Prepares To Enter COVID-19 Induced Financial Storm – SAM DUNKLAU
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-prepares-enter-covid-19-induced-financial-storm#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: 24 million Americans using stimulus check to buy pot, alcohol or tobacco, survey finds.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/24-million-americans-using-stimulus-check-to-buy-pot-alcohol-or-tobacco-survey-finds
— Trump order to bar new green cards, not temporary visas – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-order-to-bar-new-green-cards-not-temporary-visas
— Trump campaign tests lines of attack to define Biden – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-campaign-tests-lines-of-attack-to-define-biden
— Virus misinformation flourishes in online protest groups – AP (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/virus-misinformation-flourishes-in-online-protest-groups
— As workers, businesses seek more aid, politics could stall further stimulus in Congress – Stephen Loiaconi (DIERSEN: From what I see, sooner or later, all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries in the world will be adversely impacted financially by coronavirus and/or by efforts to stop it.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/as-workers-businesses-seek-more-aid-politics-could-stall-further-stimulus-in-congress
— Cuomo outlines plan for ‘tracing army’ to tame outbreak – AP (DIERSEN: Will Pritzker form a tracing army in Illinois?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/cuomo-outlines-plan-for-tracing-army-to-tame-outbreak

KMOX
— Madison County forms committee to plan reopening businesses. The country says it will ask Gov. Pritzker to approve the plan. – BRIAN KELLY (DIERSEN: What are the leaders of your county doing to reopen?) 
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/madison-county-illinois-forms-committee-to-plan-reopening

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois ranks 7th lowest in study of small businesses affected by coronavirus
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-ranks-7th-lowest-in-study-of-small-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus/article_e1ac074c-84fd-11ea-b620-b35720f97167.html
— Pritzker again rejects notion of Illinois filing for bankruptcy – Kevin Bessler (DIERSEN: Exactly, how fast are America, Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and the employers in the aforesaid headed for bankruptcy?)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-again-rejects-notion-of-illinois-filing-for-bankruptcy/article_819db2b8-84e1-11ea-bf83-0f4c95af48d5.html
— Illinois state Senators demand list of convicted killers released early during pandemic – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-state-senators-demand-list-of-convicted-killers-released-early-during-pandemic/article_87509a8a-84d3-11ea-9c40-9faaa225e479.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— DURING Board Meeting, Jack Franks Asks Citizens to Submit Comments by Email BEFORE the Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/23/during-board-meeting-jack-franks-asks-citizens-to-submit-comments-by-email-before-the-meeting/ 
— Bankruptcy for States Supported by U.S. Senate Republican Leader
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/23/bankruptcy-for-states-supported-by-u-s-senate-republican-leader/ 
— Greens, Libertarians Gain Ballot Access by Federal Court Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/22/greens-libertarians-gain-ballot-access-by-federal-court-order/ 
— Outline of Suzanne Ness’ Telephone Town Hall
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/22/outline-of-suzanne-ness-telephone-town-hall/ 
— Senate Passes PPP and Veterans Assistance Bills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/22/senate-passes-ppp-and-veterans-assistance-bills/ 
— Attorney General Refuses to Release Names of Mayors Seeking to Delay Mandated FOIA Responses
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/22/attorney-general-refuses-to-release-names-of-mayors-seeking-to-delay-mandated-foia-responses/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PATRONAGE HIRES LEAD TO FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF COOK COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE – Ben Szalinski (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who focus on promoting patronage. I would focus on those who want jobs and/or contracts with Illinois, with DuPage County, with Milton Township, and/or with Wheaton.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/patronage-hires-lead-to-federal-oversight-of-cook-county-clerks-office/
— ILLINOIS PAYROLLS SEE LARGEST MONTHLY DROP SINCE GREAT RECESSION – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-payrolls-see-largest-monthly-drop-since-great-recession/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Skeptical Republicans reject ‘blank check’ for governors – Dave Boyer and David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: If/when the leaders of Illinois, of your county, of your township, of your municipality, and/or of your municipal district gets a blank check, what will they do with it?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/22/mitch-mcconnell-republicans-reject-blank-check-gov/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— States Made Risky Bets with Pensions Before Coronavirus. Now They Want a Bailout. – Charles Fain Lehman
https://freebeacon.com/policy/states-made-risky-bets-with-pensions-before-coronavirus-now-they-want-a-bailout/
— America’s Pain Is the Ecosocialist’s Pleasure An Earth Day reminder – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/americas-pain-is-the-ecosocialists-pleasure/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Harvard Smears Homeschooling Parents and Their Children – Nicole Russell 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/21/harvard-smears-homeschooling-parents-and-their-children/

FEDERALIST
— Instead Of ‘Flattening The Curve,’ We Flattened Hospitals, Doctors, And The U.S. Health Care System Across the country, hospitals shut down ‘non-essential’ procedures in preparation for a surge of coronavirus patients that never appeared. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/23/instead-of-flattening-the-curve-we-flattened-hospitals-doctors-and-the-u-s-health-care-system/

TOWNHALL
— Elected Officials Reward Illegal Aliens While Ignoring Struggling Veterans – Casey Ryan
https://townhall.com/columnists/caseyryan/2020/04/22/elected-officials-reward-illegal-aliens-while-ignoring-struggling-veterans-n2567404

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Chinese Coronavirus Is This Generation’s Tiananmen Test We are suffering a catastrophe of the Chinese Communist Party’s making. It must be held accountable, made to pay for the destruction it has caused, putting every lever of American power on the table to ensure it. – Ben Weingarten 
https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/22/the-chinese-coronavirus-is-this-generations-tiananmen-test/

EPOCH TIMES
— Protesters Across Nation Call for Easing of Lockdown Measures Demonstrators from coast to coast defy stay-at-home orders to call for ‘sensible’ easing of restrictions, allowing people to work again – BOWEN XIAO
https://www.theepochtimes.com/anti-lockdown-protests-surge-amid-ongoing-fight-against-virus-2_3319903.html
— USDA: Food Stamp Benefits Up 40 Percent – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/usda-food-stamp-benefits-up-40-percent_3322954.html

THE HILL
— GOP sounds alarm bell over coronavirus-fueled debt – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Exactly, how fast are America, Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and the employers in the aforesaid headed for bankruptcy?)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/494218-gop-sounds-alarm-bell-over-coronavirus-fueled-debt
— Pandemic sparks concerns about surging STD, HIV rates – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/494236-pandemic-sparks-concerns-about-surging-std-hiv-rates

HUFFINGTON POST
— Far-Right Network One America News Network Gets A Big Boost From Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings The conspiracy-laden outlet is using the president’s widely watched briefings to praise Trump and promote itself. – Nick Robins-Early
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/oan-trump-coronavirus_n_5ea05fd7c5b6b2e5b83b801c

POLITICO
— The Koch network, avatar of the tea party, rejects shutdown protests The decision reflects changes in the focus and tactics of the Koch-led movement in the Trump era. – MAGGIE SEVERNS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past/present Libertarian plants in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. and how they worked/work with Democrat plants, Green plants, and RINOs to a) drive conservatives like me out of the aforesaid organizations and b) destroy the aforesaid organizations.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/22/koch-coronavirus-shutdown-protests-202320

CNBC
— U.S. economy is in a ‘medically induced coma,’ but that doesn’t mean we’re heading into a depression just yet – Megan Leonhardt (DIERSEN: Exactly, how fast are America, Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and the employers in the aforesaid headed for bankruptcy?) 
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/us-economy-not-in-depression-yet.html
— ‘Biblical’ famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warns – Chloe Taylor
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/coronavirus-biblical-famines-could-double-global-hunger-un-warns.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— More Than 4 Million Workers Filed Unemployment Claims Last Week
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— The Cold Calculations America’s Leaders Will Have to Make Before Reopening With no vaccine or cure, the president, governors, mayors and county executives will have to decide how many deaths would be acceptable to restore a shattered economy. – Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/coronavirus-reopening-governors-trump.html
— Airlines and Automakers Consider How to Reopen
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/business/stock-market-tracker-live-coronavirus.html
— The Quiet Hand of Conservative Groups in the Anti-Lockdown Protests – Kenneth P. Vogel, Jim Rutenberg and Lisa Lerer (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past/present Libertarian plants in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Rublican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. and how they worked/work with Democrat plants, Green plants, and RINOs to a) drive conservatives like me out of the aforesaid organizations and b) destroy the aforesaid organizations.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/us/politics/coronavirus-protests-trump.html
— Stephen Moore: ‘Like a Nuclear Bomb’ Dropped on the Economy – Lisa Lerer 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/stephen-moore-coronavirus-economy.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity are being gotten rid of.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/intelligence-sharing-lgbt-laws.html
— With Selective Coronavirus Coverage, China Builds a Culture of Hate The state propaganda machine highlights other countries’ mistakes while suppressing China’s, fueling anger toward foreigners and domestic critics alike. – Li Yuan (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the cultures of the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/business/china-coronavirus-propaganda.html
— Chinese Operatives Helped Spread Messages That Sowed Virus Panic in U.S., Officials Say – Edward Wong, Matthew Rosenberg and Julian E. Barnes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being nasty vicious operatives for those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/coronavirus-china-disinformation.html
— As Leaders Urge Face Masks, Their Behavior Muffles the Message The medical guidelines are clear, but it’s not always an easy choice for image-conscious politicians. – Annie Karni and Maggie Astor
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/coronavirus-masks.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— 2016 Conventions Might Have Been the Last Will Democrats make it to Milwaukee and Republicans to Charlotte N.C.? – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/2016-conventions-might-have-been-the-last-11587595465
— Bail Out the States? Any more federal aid should come with very strict conditions. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bail-out-the-states-11587597191
— Trump’s Best Re-Election Bet: Run Against China The public increasingly sees a threat, and he can argue the establishment was wrong for decades. – Walter Russell Mead
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-best-re-election-bet-run-against-china-11587573159
— Students’ Summer-Internship Plans Evaporate Amid Coronavirus Pandemic As companies continue work-from-home edicts, many students see their offers rescinded; ‘It’s demoralizing’ – Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: Have you had a job offer rescinded? In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile rescinded a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-summer-internship-plans-evaporate-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-11587556801

NEW YORK PIX 11
— McConnell suggests states hit hard by COVID-19 consider filing for bankruptcy – Kirstin Cole
https://www.pix11.com/news/coronavirus/mcconnell-suggests-states-hit-hard-by-covid-19-consider-filing-for-bankruptcy

SANTA CRUZ NEWS
— Libertarian Activist Organizes “Re-Open” Santa Cruz March, Calls Pandemic a Hoax (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past/present Libertarian plants in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. and how they worked/work with Democrat plants, Green plants, and RINOs to a) drive conservatives like me out of the aforesaid organizations and b) destroy the aforesaid organizations.)
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/22/18832568.php

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Will Trump Allow the Coronavirus to Ravage Blue America?” How blue is your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, your township, and your county?
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/is-trump-mobilizing-red-america-to-smite-blue-america.html
— National Conservatives Coordinated State Lockdown Protests – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past/present Libertarian plants in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Rublican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. and how they worked/work with Democrat plants, Green plants, and RINOs to a) drive conservatives like me out of the aforesaid organizations and b) destroy the aforesaid organizations.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/national-conservatives-coordinate-state-lockdown-protests.html

NEW YORKER
— Chicago Plans for a Slow Recovery from the Coronavirus – Peter Slevin
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/chicago-plans-for-a-slow-recovery-from-the-coronavirus

ATLANTIC
— What the ‘Liberate’ Protests Really Mean for Republicans While some members of the GOP want to end the coronavirus shutdowns immediately, others are grappling with the complexities and risks of reopening the country. – RUSSELL BERMAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past/present Libertarian plants in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. and how they worked/work with Democrat plants, Green plants, and RINOs to a) drive conservatives like me out of the aforesaid organizations and b) destroy the aforesaid organizations.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/04/coronavirus-protests/610363/

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Media’s Coronavirus Coverage Exposes Its Ignorance About the Working Class Those whose livelihoods are being ravaged by the pandemic are getting further maligned by an out-of-touch press. – LIBBY WATSON (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past/present Libertarian plants in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. and how they worked/work with Democrat plants, Green plants, and RINOs to a) drive conservatives like me out of the aforesaid organizations and b) destroy the aforesaid organizations.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/157399/medias-coronavirus-coverage-exposes-ignorance-working-class

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— COVID-19 Protests Inflame America’s Political Division – Andrew Arnold (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past/present Libertarian plants in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. and how they worked/work with Democrat plants, Green plants, and RINOs to a) drive conservatives like me out of the aforesaid organizations and b) destroy the aforesaid organizations.)
https://www.ibtimes.com/covid-19-protests-inflame-americas-political-division-2963180

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: 1203 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $395,900
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/1203-golf-ln/pid_35692040/

April 22 Morning Edition

NBC5
— When Will Coronavirus Cases Peak in Illinois? Models Now Predict Mid-May, Pritzker Says
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/when-will-coronavirus-cases-peak-in-illinois-models-now-predict-mid-may-pritzker-says/2259801/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Wall Street ratings firm: COVID-19 could mean ‘long-term damage’ to already woeful Illinois finances The COVID-19 crisis will “exacerbate” financial problems that have festered in Illinois for years, analysts say. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/21/21230351/illinois-credit-rating-downgrade-coronavirus-moodys
— COVID-19 could mean ‘long-term damage’ to already woeful Illinois finances
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/21/21229247/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Chicago Police Department COVID-19 cases now at 365 Of the confirmed cases, 347 are officers and 18 are civilian employees.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/21/21230401/chicago-police-department-covid-19-coronavirus-365
— Fourth of July fireworks may be the next victim of coronavirus One fireworks company suggests using only fireworks that explode high in the sky, which would allow watchers to view from their yards or cars and practice social distancing. – Mitch Dudek 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2020/4/21/21229761/july-fourth-fireworks-canceled-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/21/21230025/donald-trump-executive-order-immigration-coronavirus-covid-green-cards-19-editorial
— Illinois still short of COVID-19 testing goal of 10,000 people a day — and even that might be less than what’s needed Gov. J.B. Pritzker set a testing goal late last month that has so far proven to be elusive. Whether the state can ramp up testing will determine how quickly life can return to normal. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/21/21228424/illinois-testing-coronavirus-j-b-pritzker-covid-19
— Medical examiner confirms 66 more COVID-19 deaths; Cook County toll surpasses 1,000 Deaths in Cook County make up about 70% of deaths in the state.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/21/21230531/medical-examiner-confirms-66-more-covid-19-deaths-cook-county-toll-surpasses-1000
— Lightfoot wins emergency spending and contracting authority through pandemic Aldermanic resistance was so strong, Budget Committee Chairman Pat Dowell (3rd) was forced to recess for an hour to give the mayor more time to lobby and appease aldermen and fend off a motion to delay the final vote. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/21/21229514/coronavirus-emergency-powers-ordinance-lightfoot-city-council-pandemic

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers use coronavirus to push pot. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-willie-nelson-4-20-celebration-comment-20200421-wo2knre5m5hyzbe76euqhzekkm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who enforce laws as being racists.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-aclu-marijuana-arrests-racial-disparity-20200421-ct3tmkrambaf3dswlkqwh7bn4q-story.html
— At some Chicago homeless shelters, half of staff and residents tested positive for COVID-19. Advocates say better housing is crucial. – Cecilia Reyes (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who have for many decades steered homeless people to DuPage County and especially to Wheaton?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-homeless-shelter-positive-cases-coronavirus-cha-vacant-units-20200421-vrvjo3vjyneh5ldn2cloauctpi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Forest preserve parking lots closed in DuPage to discourage crowds – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200421/forest-preserve-parking-lots-closed-in-dupage-to-discourage-crowds
— Ives was right to focus on personal responsibility – James R. Kreamer, Naperville
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200420/ives-was-right-to-focus-on-personal-responsibility
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want isolated incidents to be used to paint Naperville as being full of racists and even worse things.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200422/naperville-working-toward-broad-steps-to-address-race-inclusion

WTTW
— What’s Being Done to Address COVID-19 at Nursing Homes in Illinois – Alexandra Silets 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/21/what-s-being-done-address-covid-19-nursing-homes-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/weeds-420-celebration-moves-online

WBEZ
— Cook County Is Considering Disclosing COVID-19 Patients’ Addresses to First Responders – Kristen Schorsch
https://www.wbez.org/stories/cook-county-considers-disclosing-covid-19-patients-addresses-to-first-responders/c70fb87f-5f72-4363-a896-d65600e40454

HERALD & REVIEW
— State’s cannabis policy an injustice – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park 
https://herald-review.com/opinion/letters/letter-states-cannabis-policy-an-injustice/article_3ad90dc5-d653-582f-9a73-67ca059aa300.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 102 more COVID-19 cases, including 5 deaths, reported in DuPage County A total of 99 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the county
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/21/102-more-covid-19-cases-including-5-deaths-reported-in-dupage-county/ahrgof0/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Virus cancels world events; divided opinions on reopening – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/virus-cancels-world-events-divided-opinions-on-reopening
— Trump defends decision to furlough Mar-a-Lago employees – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/trump-defends-decision-to-furlough-mar-a-lago-employees

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Pandemic worsening threat to global media freedom – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/watchdog-pandemic-worsening-threat-to-global-media-freedom

NPR ILLINOIS
— America Weighs Health Versus Economy, As Divide Grows On When To Reopen – DOMENICO MONTANARO & ALANA WISE (DIERSEN: Democrats have always done everything they could to harm America’s economy a) to elect Democrats and b) to defeat Republicans.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/america-weighs-health-versus-economy-divide-grows-when-reopen#stream/0
— U.S. Must Avoid Building Racial Bias Into COVID-19 Emergency Guidance – JOSSIE CARRERAS TARTAK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that minorities, females, younger people, those who have less money, etc. should get preference over Whites, males, older people, those who have more money, etc.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/opinion-us-must-avoid-building-racial-bias-covid-19-emergency-guidance#stream/0
— How Do You Do Contact Tracing? – JASON BEAUBIEN (DIERSEN: What has reduced your contacts with people? I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-do-you-do-contact-tracing-poor-countries-have-plenty-advice#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Contact tracing is used all over the world, including in the U.S. The idea is to track down anyone in recent contact with a newly diagnosed patient, then monitor the health of these contacts. In the developing world, it’s been a valuable tool in fighting infectious diseases like Ebola and tuberculosis. Public health workers there have lots of experience. So as the U.S. hires potentially hundreds of thousands of contact tracers to contain the coronavirus, health departments could be looking to models from such regions as Africa, South Asia and Latin America on how these teams will do their work.)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Is there enough COVID-19 testing to safely reopen states? Lawmakers weigh in
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/coronavirus/is-there-enough-covid-19-testing-to-safely-reopen-states-lawmakers-weigh-in/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Local Officials Consider When Businesses Can Reopen
https://www.nctv17.com/news/local-officials-consider-when-businesses-can-reopen/

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Naperville, IL Coronavirus Updates & News For April 22
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/covid-19/2020-04-22

CENTER SQUARE
— Entering second month of stay-at-home order, Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, not ruling out legal challenge to Pritzker’s power – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/entering-second-month-of-stay-at-home-order-illinois-state-lawmaker-not-ruling-out-legal/article_ddac72a4-8411-11ea-a741-27e2c11d6f02.html
— State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville, wants Congress give Illinois the ability to sue China over COVID-19 – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-lawmaker-wants-congress-give-illinois-the-ability-to-sue-china-over-covid-19/article_082a21e4-83fd-11ea-92f3-630ad51fef7d.html

WIREPOINTS
— Huge Flaw in Federal Guidelines Feeds Wrongheaded Thinking on ‘Opening Up’ – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/huge-flaw-in-federal-guidelines-feeds-wrongheaded-thinking-on-opening-up-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER FAILING TO HELP OUT-OF-WORK ILLINOISANS AS OTHER STATES ADAPT – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-failing-to-help-out-of-work-illinoisans-as-other-states-adapt/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THREE REASONS WHY STATES LIKE ILLINOIS SHOULDN’T GET A CONGRESSIONAL BAILOUT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/three-reasons-why-states-like-illinois-shouldnt-get-a-congressional-bailout.html
— ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN LAHOOD CALLS ON CHINA TO STOP DELAYS EXPORTING COVID-19 TESTING SUPPLY TO U.S. (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who have worked the hardest to make America dependent on Communist China? What do you say to those who have worked the hardest to give Communist China the power to destroy America?)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/illinois-congressman-lahood-calls-on-china-to-stop-delays-exporting-covid-19-testing-supply-to-us.html
— NATIONAL CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY COMMISSION ANNOUNCES FIVE-PHASE PLAN FOR REOPENING AMERICA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/national-coronavirus-recovery-commission-announces-five-phase-plan-for-reopening-america.html
— WHAT THE WUHAN VIRUS ON THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT TELLS US ABOUT WHAT WE SHOULD DO NEXT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/what-the-wuhan-virus-on-the-uss-theodore-roosevelt-tells-us-about-what-we-should-do-next.html
— GOVERNORS PROVIDE A LIBERTY VS. TYRANNY CONTRAST. WHICH ONE IS ILLINOIS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/governors-provide-a-liberty-vs-tyranny-contrast-which-one-is-illinois.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus-related questions on immunity, treatments, reopening still unanswered – Shen Wu Tan 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/21/coronavirus-related-questions-on-immunity-treatmen/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— BENEFITS VS. COSTS AND COVID-19 – Walter E. Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/benefits-vs-costs-and-covid-19/

GOPUSA
— Biden Delivers Own Version Of Bitter-Clinging ‘Deplorables’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87816

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Poll: 60% of Democrats Blame Trump More Than China for Coronavirus (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, what percent blame Trump more than China for coronavirus?)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/04/21/poll-60-of-dems-blame-trump-more-than-china-for-coronavirus/

FOX NEWS
— Trump suspension of immigration over coronavirus will protect our health, jobs and wages – Tom Homan 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tom-homan-trump-suspension-of-immigration-over-coronavirus-will-protect-our-health-jobs-and-wages

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Ivy League Schools to Receive Millions of Dollars in Coronavirus Relief – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/22/ivy-league-schools-to-receive-millions-of-dollars-in-coronavirus-relief/

BREITBART
— Democrats Call Trump ‘Xenophobe’ yet Obama, Sanders Have Praised Immigration Reduction to Boost Wages – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/21/democrats-call-trump-xenophobe-yet-obama-sanders-have-praised-immigration-reduction-to-boost-wages/
— Dan Crenshaw: Leftists ‘Obsessed’ with Blaming Trump for Coronavirus – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/21/dan-crenshaw-leftists-obsessed-with-blaming-trump-for-coronavirus/
— Russia Cancels Victory Day Parade, Quarantines 15,000 Troops – JOHN HAYWARD
https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/04/21/russia-cancels-victory-day-parade-quarantines-15000-troops/

BLAZE
— Mind-reading MSNBC panel: ‘Overwhelmingly white’ protesters demanding reopening of economy actually want ‘more black and brown people to die’ ‘They are the Fox News, Nazi, confederate death cult rump of the Republican Party’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/mind-reading-msnbc-panel-overwhelmingly-white-protesters-demanding-reopening-of-economy-actually-want-more-black-and-brown-people-to-die

SEAN HANNITY
— SQUAD SPEWS HATE: Rep. Pressley Accuses President Trump of ‘War Crimes’ for Virus Response
https://hannity.com/media-room/squad-spews-hate-rep-pressley-accuses-president-trump-of-war-crimes-for-virus-response/

CNS NEWS
— Joe Biden: ‘Trump is Fanning the Flames of White Supremacy and Hatred in Our Country’ (DIERSEN: How soon will Biden officially call for the a) the Democrats in your neighborhood to get rid of the Republicans in your neighborhood once and for all, b) the Democrats in your precinct to get rid of the Republicans in your precinct once and for all, c) the Democrats in your municipal district to get rid of the Republicans in your municipal district once and for all, d) the Democrats in your municipality to get rid of the Republicans in your municipality once and for all, e) the Democrats in your township to get rid of the Republicans in your township once and for all, f) the Democrats in your county to get rid of the Republicans in your county once and for all, g) the Democrats in Illinois to get rid of the Republicans in Illinois once and for all, and h) the Democrats in America to get rid of the Republicans in America once and for all? Ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.) 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/cnsnewscom-staff/joe-biden-trump-fanning-flames-white-supremacy-and-hatred-our

DAILY CALLER
— Nearly 2/3 Of Americans View China Unfavorably As Beijing Officials Blame U.S. For Virus: Poll – CHRIS WHITE
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/21/america-china-unfavorable-coronavirus-pew-poll/

DAILY SIGNAL
— China Suppressed the Truth About Coronavirus. Top WHO Officials Keep Praising China’s ‘Transparency.’ – Peter Hasson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/21/china-suppressed-the-truth-about-coronavirus-top-who-officials-keep-praising-chinas-transparency/

DAILY WIRE
— Journalists Say Trump’s Flagrant Misinformation Needs To Be Filtered Through Their Unreasoning Hatred And Lies [Satire] – Andrew Klavan
https://www.dailywire.com/news/journalists-say-trumps-flagrant-misinformation-needs-to-be-filtered-through-their-unreasoning-hatred-and-lies-satire

PATRIOT POST
— AOC Celebrates Oil-Market Collapse – Gary Bauer
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/70108-aoc-celebrates-oil-market-collapse-2020-04-22

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Liberal Media Double-Down on Anti-Trump Coverage After Impeachment Acquittal – L. Brent Bozell III
https://go.mrc.org/April2020/CoronaVirus-1000YQ-5086LC.html

NEWS BUSTERS
— Journalists Coldly Claim Trump and GOP Want Thousands to Die – Geoffrey Dickens
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2020/04/21/top-16-journalists-coldly-claim-trump-and-gop-want-thousands-die
— MSNBC: Trump Backers Making China the ‘New Scary Non-White People’ – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/2020/04/21/msnbc-trump-backers-making-china-new-scary-nonwhite-people

THE HILL
— Poll: 43 percent of Americans have lost jobs or wages due to coronavirus outbreak – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: When employers get rid of their employees, who goes and who stays? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the first to go were those who were Republican, White, male, non-veteran, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who had not made 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://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/493913-poll-43-percent-of-americans-have-lost-jobs-or-wages-due-to-coronavirus
— USPS is hanging on by a thread – KIMBERLY WEHLE
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/493920-usps-is-hanging-on-by-a-thread
— Illinois governor: Trump encouraging coronavirus protests is ‘fomenting some violence’ – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: How soon will Pritzker officially call for the a) the Democrats in your neighborhood to get rid of the Republicans in your neighborhood once and for all, b) the Democrats in your precinct to get rid of the Republicans in your precinct once and for all, c) the Democrats in your municipal district to get rid of the Republicans in your municipal district once and for all, d) the Democrats in your municipality to get rid of the Republicans in your municipality once and for all, e) the Democrats in your township to get rid of the Republicans in your township once and for all, f) the Democrats in your county to get rid of the Republicans in your county once and for all, g) the Democrats in Illinois to get rid of the Republicans in Illinois once and for all, and h) the Democrats in America to get rid of the Republicans in America once and for all? Ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/493923-illinois-governor-trump-encouraging-stay-at-home-protests-is-fomenting

POLITICO
— Public health experts are now the bad guys – JILLIAN DEUTSCH and SARAH WHEATON (DIERSEN: What percent of public health experts 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.politico.com/news/2020/04/21/public-health-experts-are-now-the-bad-guys-198174
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The government is all in on coronavirus: How it’s still not enough Every policy solution has been small in scope for the problem we face.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/21/government-response-coronavirus-199992

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Virus misinformation flourishes in online protest groups – Amanda Seitz (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. What do you say to my critics/opponents when I include in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails links to articles that they put out or bless ?)
https://www.news4jax.com/news/politics/2020/04/21/virus-misinformation-flourishes-in-online-protest-groups/

CNN
— U.S. could see a higher summer death toll as CDC warns of a winter coronavirus outbreak that may be worse – Christina Maxouris
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/22/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html

CNBC
— Joe Biden raises over $46 million in March as he faces pressure to attract more small-dollar donors – Brian Schwartz
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/21/joe-biden-urged-to-attract-small-donors-after-raising-46-million-in-march.html

REUTERS
— Wall Street tumbles as oil crash stirs pandemic fears – Noel Randewich
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks/wall-street-tumbles-as-oil-crash-stirs-pandemic-fears-idUSKCN22319P

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s threat of total immigration ban ignites outrage, confusion.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-threat-total-immigration-ban-ignites-outrage-confusion/story?id=70265156

NEW YORK TIMES
— With Selective Coronavirus Coverage, China Builds a Culture of Hate The state propaganda machine highlights other countries’ mistakes while suppressing China’s, fueling anger toward foreigners and domestic critics alike. – Li Yuan
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/business/china-coronavirus-propaganda.html
— FRONT PAGE: The Quiet Hand of Conservative Groups in the Anti-Lockdown Protests Groups in a loose coalition have tapped their networks to drive up turnout at recent rallies in state capitals and financed lawsuits, polling and research to combat the stay-at-home orders. – Kenneth P. Vogel, Jim Rutenberg and Lisa Lerer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/us/politics/coronavirus-protests-trump.html
— Joe Biden Starts General Election Nearly $187 Million Behind Trump New fund-raising figures show the depth of the financial hole in which Mr. Biden finds himself against a president and Republican Party that have built up a huge war chest. – Shane Goldmacher
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/us/politics/biden-2020-fundraising.html
— Coronavirus Threatens Press Freedom Around the World, Report Says The United States, which ranked 45th out of 180 countries and territories, and Brazil were becoming models of hostility toward the news media, according to the World Press Freedom Index. – Jenny Gross (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have been most hostile toward me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/world/americas/coronavirus-press-freedom-journalism.html
— OUTRAGEOUS: Sheriff Told Teen to Take Down Posts About Coronavirus, Family’s Lawsuit Says Amyiah Cohoon, 16, was asked to remove Instagram posts about what she believed was her experience with Covid-19 because it upset some parents at her school, the lawsuit said. – Mihir Zaveri (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with the Sheriff against the teen.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/us/marquette-county-sheriff-instagram-lawsuit.html
— FRONT PAGE: Solving the Mysteries of Coronavirus With Genetic Fingerprints Scientists traced the virus brought to the Seattle area in January. They were astonished to learn that the same branch of the virus traveled on through at least a dozen states and to other parts of the world. – Mike Baker and Sheri Fink
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/coronavirus-sequencing.html
— As Leaders Urge Face Masks, Their Behavior Muffles the Message The medical guidelines are clear, but it’s not always an easy choice for image-conscious politicians. – Annie Karni and Maggie Astor
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/coronavirus-masks.html

— The Death of the Department Store: ‘Very Few Are Likely to Survive’ Shuttered flagships. Empty malls. Canceled orders. Risks of bankruptcy. The coronavirus has hit the behemoths of the retail world. Sapna Maheshwari and Vanessa Friedman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/business/coronavirus-department-stores-neiman-marcus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating – Lena H. Sun
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/21/coronavirus-secondwave-cdcdirector/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote hatred of Trump, Trump-haters promote you.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/21/america-has-been-abused-by-this-president-former-rnc-chairman-michael-steele-says/
— IRS stimulus checks are going to dead people, while needy go without – Michelle Singletary 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/personal-finance/irs-stimulus-checks-are-going-to-dead-people-while-needy-go-without/2020/04/21/de380002-8408-11ea-a3eb-e9fc93160703_story.html

USA TODAY
— Amazon and Target workers plan ‘sickouts’ over coronavirus safety concerns – Kelly Tyko
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/21/target-amazon-workers-call-more-covid-19-safety-measures/2995955001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Some States Look to Reopen, but Others Want More Testing First Attorney General says Justice Department would consider backing those who claim states’ coronavirus policies violate their rights – Jennifer Calfas, Arian Campo-Flores and Ruth Bender
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-latest-news-04-21-2020-11587459301
— Oil-Price Crash Deepens, Weighs on Global Markets Stocks fall as U.S. crude benchmark plunges, a day after one contract fell below zero – Joe Wallace, David Hodari and Amrith Ramkumar
https://www.wsj.com/articles/oil-crash-accelerates-rippling-to-currencies-and-stocks-11587463189
— Coronavirus and the Laboratories in Wuhan Their researchers travel to caves across China, where they capture live bats to study viruses. – Tom Cotton
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-and-the-laboratories-in-wuhan-11587486996
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-immigration-distraction-11587511218

BLOOMBERG
— Stocks Are Finally Feeling the Fear That’s Hitting Other Markets – Sam Potter, Justina Lee, and Anchalee Worrachate
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-21/stocks-are-finally-feeling-the-fear-that-s-hitting-other-markets
— Grim Economics of Shutdown Balances Death Against Unemployment – Craig Torres
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-21/grim-economics-of-shutdown-balances-death-against-unemployment

PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS
— Pandemic likely to worsen U.S. retirement savings deficit – MARGARIDA CORREIA (DIERSEN: According to your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, why were you able to save more for your retirement? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress my good health, my avoiding the draft, my wife and I giving up trying to have children, our not adopting, our not becoming foster parents, our federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, etc. They hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government grossly overpaid me, that my Civil Service Retirement System pension is far too generous, etc. They hint/imply/argue/shout than I, my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and the rest of my ancestors discriminated against minorities, against women, against non-German Americans, against non-Missouri Synod Lutherans, against etc., and that I benefitted directly from that.) 
https://www.pionline.com/retirement-plans/ebri-pandemic-likely-worsen-us-retirement-savings-deficit

SEATTLE PI
— More than 700,000 workers in Washington directly impacted by COVID-19 – Becca Savransky (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county a) are “workers” and/or b) have been directly impacted financially in a major way by COVID-19? It seems that the more of the following that you are, the less likely that you have, are, and will be directly impacted financially in a major way: retired, non-poor, no dependents.) 
https://www.seattlepi.com/coronavirus/article/more-than-700-k-workers-in-wa-impacted-by-covid-19-15213239.php

KOMO NEWS
— Tips for building your best natural immunity to fight a virus – Denise Whitaker (DIERSEN: Of course, the more natural immunity that you have to fight viruses, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will hint/imply/argue/shout that is a) because you are a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things and b) because you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or because your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://komonews.com/news/local/best-ways-to-build-immunity

FED SMITH
— White House Tells Federal Employees to Prepare to Return to Their Offices – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, almost 3 years working for the Post Office 1966-1969, almost 9 years working for IRS 1971-1980, and almost 18 years working for GAO 1980-1997.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/04/20/white-house-tells-federal-employees-prepare-return-their-offices/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Union Files National Grievance Over Alleged Safety Violations at Federal Prisons During Coronavirus Pandemic Forced leave, lack of protective gear and privacy breaches are among the allegations. – COURTNEY BUBLE
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/04/union-files-national-grievance-over-alleged-safety-violations-federal-prisons-during-coronavirus-pandemic/164755/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
— About Half of Lower-Income Americans Report Household Job or Wage Loss Due to COVID-19 Only 23% say they have emergency funds that would last them three months – KIM PARKER, JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ AND ANNA BROWN
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/04/21/about-half-of-lower-income-americans-report-household-job-or-wage-loss-due-to-covid-19/

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, 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/2020/04/21/covid-19-updates-splc-continues-fight-against-injustice
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/21/anti-immigrant-movement-has-history-politicizing-disease

April 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— White House holds daily coronavirus press briefing as Trump, Congress near agreement on new aid package – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-coronavirus-task-force-holds-daily-press-briefing-%7C-live/6115466/
— Illinois’ coronavirus cases top 30K, Pritzker says airlift of protective gear arriving from China – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-top-30k/6114639/
— Northern Illinois mayors (Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Cherry Valley and Durand) ask Gov. Pritzker to reopen businesses next month
https://abc7chicago.com/business/northern-illinois-mayors-ask-gov-pritzker-to-reopen-businesses/6115554/

NBC5
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Assisted Living Facilities Hit Hard by Virus; 1,197 New Cases Reported
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-updates-assisted-living-facilities-hit-hard-by-virus-1197-new-cases-reported/2258409/
— Illinois Releases Data on Coronavirus Cases, Deaths in State’s Nursing Homes The data was gleaned from 17 different counties across the state, including Cook, DuPage and Will counties
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-releases-data-on-coronavirus-cases-deaths-in-states-nursing-homes/2258270/
— COVID-19 Continues to Have Big Impact on Illinois Nursing Homes
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/covid-19-continues-to-have-big-impact-on-illinois-nursing-homes/2258254/
— In New Poll, 60 Percent Support Keeping Stay-at-Home Restrictions to Fight Coronavirus Fifty-eight percent say they are more worried about stopping the virus’ spread while 32 percent are more concerned with the economic fallout, a new NBC News/WSJ poll shows (DIERSEN: Democrats plan on using the “economic fallout” to defeat Trump and all the other Republican candidate on November 3, 2020.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/in-new-poll-60-percent-support-keeping-stay-at-home-restrictions-to-fight-coronavirus/2258264/
— U.S. Coronavirus Updates: Pence Says 150,000 Tests Now Being Conducted Daily
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-coronavirus-updates-pence-says-150000-tests-now-being-conducted-daily/2258383/

CBS2
— Number Of Illinois COVID-19 Cases Tops 30,000; Another Flight Of PPE Coming To Illinois From China On Monday
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/19/number-of-illinois-covid-19-cases-tops-30000-another-flight-of-ppe-coming-to-illinois-from-china-on-monday/
— 5 Winnebago County Mayors Ask Gov. Pritzker For Authority To Reopen Some Businesses If Stay-At-Home Order Is Extended
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/19/5-winnebago-county-mayors-ask-gov-pritzker-for-authority-to-reopen-some-businesses-if-stay-at-home-order-is-extended/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Northern Illinois mayors (Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Cherry Valley and Durand) ask Pritzker to allow local control over coronavirus restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-northern-illinois-reopening-20200419-2qkxvrdoizd6nc5v5aumi5pgoq-story.html
— New data shows far reach of COVID-19 in Illinois nursing homes: At least 286 deaths, nearly a quarter of the toll in the state – JOE MAHR, PATRICK M. O’CONNELL and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-nursing-home-data-20200419-wrh22wdtxzblblf2xsz5j5nhdy-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Sunday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200418-6sccyfajcfg75epd5om5ezorni-story.html
— Protesters rally at Wisconsin Capitol against stay-home order – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-wisconsin-protest-stay-home-20200419-eglpgluatzbljdgouycefzmpbu-story.html
— What’s next for America in the coronavirus pandemic? No quick return to our old lives, experts say. – DONALD G. MCNEIL JR.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-cb-coronavirus-whats-next-20200419-re4qurwcnfd2nmqkkwrpqxwfgq-story.html
— Governor to those protesting stay-at-home order: ‘We’re in the middle of an emergency, a pandemic’ – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-20200419-ezp4embhardjbkeapo5tq427ei-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois reports 33 more COVID-19 deaths as total cases surpass 30K Illinois officials announced another 33 deaths and 1,197 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The state has seen 30,357 cases and 1,290 deaths since the pandemic first hit. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/19/21227210/illinois-covid-19-deaths-cases-coronovirus-30000
— Senate President Don Harmon’s foolish pitch to Washington can only hurt Illinois Harmon and Illinois Senate Democrats have asked for $10 billion in federal COVID-19 recovery funds to bail out state pensions — a problem not even remotely related to COVID-19. This makes Illinois stand out in the most selfish of ways. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/19/21226709/don-harmon-illinois-senate-democrats-pension-bailout-10-billion-cares-act-stimululs
— Facing calls for transparency, Pritzker administration releases data showing COVID-19’s toll on nursing facilities Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office released figures Saturday showing that 3,265 residents and staff members at long-term care facilities have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and 272 of them have died. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/19/21227038/pritzker-administration-data-covid-19-nursing-homes-deaths-coronavirus-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— Number of new coronavirus deaths across state drops to 33 – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200419/number-of-new-coronavirus-deaths-across-state-drops-to-33

WTTW
— Pritzker: ‘Millions’ of Gloves, Masks Headed to Illinois from China New statewide totals: 30,357 cases, 1,290 deaths
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/pritzker-millions-gloves-masks-headed-illinois-china
— Global Health Crisis Pits Economic Against Health Concerns – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/global-health-crisis-pits-economic-against-health-concerns
— Masks Are (Mostly) Optional in Illinois, But Please, Wipe Down Your Groceries: Governor – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/19/masks-are-mostly-optional-illinois-please-wipe-down-your-groceries-governor

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Clock ticking on fair maps amendment as priorities shift – Kade Heather
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200419/clock-ticking-on-fair-maps-amendment-as-priorities-shift

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Fiscal forecast worse than ugly – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-fiscal-forecast-worse-than-ugly/article_f1b26a04-b3b8-568d-bf65-11b011663193.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Coronavirus cases, deaths continue to rise in Illinois. Here are the latest numbers. – HANA MUSLIC
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article242124686.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Protesters block state capitol, demand end to quarantine – Kallie Cox
https://dailyegyptian.com/100935/showcase/protesters-block-state-capitol-demand-end-to-quarantine/

WGLT
— Bloomington Drive-Up Site Has Tested 2,200+ People In Past 3 Weeks – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/bloomington-drive-site-has-tested-2200-people-past-3-weeks#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Expert Warns Of ‘Real Festival Of Partisan Gerrymandering’ In 2021 – MILES PARKS 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/expert-warns-real-festival-partisan-gerrymandering-2021#stream/0
— Coronavirus Fears Have Produced A Lot Of New Gun Owners – LEIGH PATERSON 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/coronavirus-fears-have-produced-lot-new-gun-owners-and-safety-concerns#stream/0

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— April 19, 2020: Daily COVID-19 Case Counts* for DuPage 
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/04/19/april-19-2020-daily-covid-19-case-counts-for-dupage-county-and-beyond/112144

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update, 1,693 Cases, 87 Deaths This article includes a breakdown of coronavirus cases by municipality. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-1-693-cases-87-deaths

CHICAGO NOW
— State workers in Illinois scheduled for raise while other workers get fired – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: During the 1990s, GAO’s Chicago office got rid of all its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made 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.) 
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/04/state-workers-in-illinois-scheduled-for-raise-while-other-workers-get-fired/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,197 new cases, 33 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/1197-new-cases-33-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker praises National Guard – Announces new PPE shipment – Talks about emergency child care – Taking temperatures of workers is not enough – Asked when is it going to be over – Explains difference between testing and testing capacity – Hints at mask order – Order could happen as adjustments are made to EO – Says doctors make decisions on hydroxychloroquine not him – State has threatened meat processing facilities with closure – “Having a slightly higher profile” has helped state – Reagent shortage preventable with Defense Production Act invocation – People “absolutely should wipe down items that they buy at the stores”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/pritzker-praises-national-guard-announces-new-ppe-shipment/
— Governor’s briefing will only have pool reporters going forward
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/governors-briefing-will-only-have-pool-reporters-going-forward/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/covid-19-roundup-22/
— Humidity, masks and nursing homes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/19/humidity-masks-and-nursing-homes/

WASHINGTON TIMES
–Trump’s reelection hopes likely hinge on coronavirus rebound – Dave Boyer 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/19/trump-reelection-hinges-coronavirus-rebound/
— Wake up and smell the Alinsky: Leftists use COVID-19 pandemic to bring about revolutionary change – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/18/coronavirus-and-smell-saul-alinsky/
— Democrats call for police bias training over coronavirus mask fears – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/19/kamala-harris-democrats-call-police-bias-training-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for coronavirus. How strongly will Democrats blame Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct for coronavirus?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hes-a-weak-leader-pelosi-denounces-trump-for-assigning-blame-on-the-coronavirus
— Pelosi says she encouraged public gatherings in Chinatown to ‘end the discrimination’ against Asian Americans – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pelosi-says-she-encouraged-public-gatherings-in-chinatown-to-end-the-discrimination-against-asian-americans

DAILY CALLER
— NYC Has Formed A Coronavirus Anti-Discrimination Response Team – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/19/nyc-coronavirus-task-force-anti-asian-discrimination/

DAILY WIRE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for coronavirus. How strongly will Democrats blame Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct for coronavirus?
https://www.dailywire.com/news/pelosi-trashes-president-trump-calls-him-weak-leader-says-coronavirus-reponse-a-failure
— New York Times Attacks Fox News On COVID-19 With Bogus Timeline.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-york-times-attacks-fox-news-on-covid-19-with-bogus-timeline-authors-tweet-comes-back-to-bite-her

TOWNHALL
— Pelosi’s Pathetic Attempt to Spin the Fact That She Didn’t Take the Coronavirus Seriously – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/19/watch-pelosis-pathetic-attempt-to-spin-the-fact-that-she-didnt-take-the-corona-n2567189

THE HILL
— Economy faces grueling road to recovery from coronavirus – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/economy/493432-economy-faces-grueling-road-to-recovery-from-coronavirus

CNN
– U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 40,000
https://www.cnn.com/webview/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-04-19-20-intl/h_55966744904e9d5a8a230168617ce480

NBC NEWS
— For coronavirus job losses, geography and education are destiny Every state is feeling some pain, but the numbers show massive jumps in unemployment in a few states.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/covid-job-losses-geography-education-are-destiny-n1187321
— Governors decry Trump support of coronavirus protesters: ‘Dangerous’
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/governors-decry-trump-support-coronavirus-protesters-dangerous-n1187391

NEW YORK TIMES
— De Blasio to Trump: ‘Are You Telling N.Y.C. to Drop Dead?’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-update.html
— Covid-19 Is the New Civil Rights Frontier First came early data showing that the coronavirus affected African-Americans disproportionately. Then came the fight for a fair response and recovery. – Audra D. S. Burch
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/us/coronavirus-civil-rights.html

NEW YORK POST
— Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ are the real fake news after censoring Post story – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/04/17/facebook-fact-checkers-foul-again-after-censoring-post-story/

WASHINGTON POST
— Pro-gun activists using Facebook groups to push anti-quarantine protests – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/04/19/pro-gun-activists-using-facebook-groups-push-anti-quarantine-protests/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New York City Has Logged 248 Complaints of Coronavirus Discrimination Majority of reports were made in March and April; about 42% have been specifically anti-Asian – Stephanie Yang
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-has-logged-248-complaints-of-coronavirus-discrimination-11587308400
— A World of Hardening Borders The pandemic has empowered the nation-state, as global institutions falter and governments assert far-reaching control – Yaroslav Trofimov
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-world-of-hardening-borders-11587135761
— Young Americans Are Still Catching Up From the Last Recession. Now They Face a New One. Millennials take stock of their finances and prepare for financial uncertainty yet again. – Julia Carpenter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/young-americans-are-still-catching-up-from-the-last-recession-now-theres-a-new-one-11587170863

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Trading the Lives of the Poor for Economic Growth.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/trump-trading-lives-poor-economic-growth/610264/

BBC
— Coronavirus: US faced with protests amid pressure to reopen
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52348288

April 19 Morning Edition

ABC7
— South Side meat packing plant employees call for investigation after 21 COVID-19 cases confirmed – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-outbreak-at-chicago-meat-packing-plant-sparks-calls-for-investigation/6114075/
— Coronavirus crisis: UK researchers training dogs to sniff out COVID-19 virus in humans – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/pets-animals/researchers-training-dogs-in-uk-to-sniff-out-covid-19-virus-in-humans/6114833/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Fox News is trying to kill its audience – Rex Huppke
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-fox-news-protests-michigan-hannity-pirro-huppke-20200417-u4w3bflsyrb37e2epp37kws6yi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois cannot walk until it crawls in beating COVID-19, but on testing we’re still crawling We all know why we need to contain and reduce our risk to the COVID-19 virus. Now we details on how. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/17/21225830/illinois-cannot-walk-until-it-crawls-in-beating-covid-19-but-on-testing-were-still-crawling

DAILY HERALD
— Some Illinois golf officials say it’s time to open courses – John Dietz
https://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20200418/some-illinois-golf-officials-say-its-time-to-open-courses
— Lost insurance and need insulin? Makers offer it free or cheap – Linda A. Johnson (DIERSEN: My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. He died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when I was 21 and he was 47. The high cost of insulin was one reason why he and his father had less money.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200419/lost-insurance-and-need-insulin-makers-offer-it-free-or-cheap

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— That $174 million is only part of the bill – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: One could argue that efforts to stop coronavirus are bankrupting every government entity and every country in the world.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200418/statehouse-insider-that-174-million-is-only-part-of-bill

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Even group of Republicans won’t vote for Trump – Steve Miller, Nauvoo (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who talk and/or act like they are really anti-Trumps if not Trump-haters?) 
https://www.whig.com/20200419/even-group-of-republicans-wont-vote-for-trump
(FROM THE LETTER: So, I thought it would be interesting to share the contents of a recent Washington Post column written by members of the “Lincoln Project,” an organization of Republicans with a mission to defeat Trump in November. They say “The United States is beset with a president who was unprepared for the burden of the presidency and who has made plain his deficits in leadership, management, intelligence and morality.” They see the U.S. as “in a transcendent and transformative period” and conclude we “cannot afford another four years of chaos, duplicity and Trump’s reality distortion.” They have seen the damaging effect that “corruption and cultish amateurism” has done to this country and feel we need to heal and go in a new direction. This group supports Joe Biden for president, the first time any of them has ever supported a Democrat.)

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Oberweis offers Speaker Pelosi ice cream if she goes to Washington D.C. to help small businesses
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/04/19/oberweis-offers-speaker-pelosi-ice-cream-if-she-goes-to-washington-d-c-to-help-small-businesses/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Warns Of ‘Consequences’ If China Was ‘Knowingly Responsible’ For Outbreak – JUANA SUMMERS (DIERSEN: Democrats side with Communist China against America.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-hold-briefing-coronavirus-developments#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Geneva Swedish Days 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/18/il-14-geneva-swedish-days-2020-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/ 
— IL-14: So What’s All the Chatter with House Nancy Speaker Pelosi and Ice Cream?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/19/kingdom-man-called-home-arthur-evans-sr-august-12-1929-november-25-2019-copy/ 
— How Donald Trump Got His Bible
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/19/how-donald-trump-got-his-bible/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Heartbroken’ Obama ‘eager’ to help Biden defeat Trump in election – Anthony Leonardi (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, defeating Trump and defeating all the other Republicans on November 3, 2020 ballots in America is the Democrat Party’s top priority. 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/heartbroken-obama-eager-to-help-biden-defeat-trump-in-election

FOX NEWS
— Maine lawmaker organizes protest of governor’s coronavirus stay-at-home order – Robert Gearty
https://www.foxnews.com/us/maine-lawmaker-organizes-protest-of-governors-coronavirus-restrictions
— How complicit is the WHO in China’s coronavirus cover-up? – Hollie McKay
https://www.foxnews.com/world/how-complicit-is-who-china-coronavirus-cover-up
— Trump hails ‘positive signs’ in coronavirus fight, says US is ‘king of ventilators’ – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/president-trump-hails-positive-signs-coronavirus-fight

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— China Might Try to Take Taiwan Not since the interwar period has the American military position in the Pacific been weaker—and the Chinese know it. – Brandon J. Weichert (DIERSEN: If Communist China takes Taiwan, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will side with China.)
https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/18/china-might-try-to-take-taiwan/

BREITBART
— Franklin Graham: Democrats Exploit Coronavirus to ‘Defeat Donald Trump in the Election’ – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/04/18/franklin-graham-democrats-exploit-coronavirus-defeat-donald-trump-election/

TOWNHALL
— Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2020/04/19/never-let-a-good-crisis-go-to-waste-n2567181
— Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Have Trump’s Support, But His Immigration Moratorium Should – Gavin Wax (DIERSEN: Whose support do you not have and why? I should write a book about those whose support I do not have. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who hold leadership positions 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 focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/gavinwax/2020/04/19/jeff-sessions-doesnt-have-trumps-support-but-his-immigration-moratorium-should-n2567174

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Tucker Carlson: Blame America Or China? China Is Waging a Coronavirus Distraction Campaign – Ian Schwartz (DIERSEN: Democrats side with Communist China against America.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/18/tucker_carlson_blame_america_or_china_china_is_waging_a_coronavirus_distraction_campaign.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Why America’s Youth Have Such a Distorted View of America – FRED J. ECKERT
https://www.theepochtimes.com/why-americas-youth-have-such-a-distorted-view-of-america_3309073.html

THE HILL
— Progressives look for concession from Biden with running mate – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Of course, progressives want Biden’s running mate to be 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/493307-progressives-look-for-concession-from-biden-with-running-mate-pick
— Why China will likely avoid liability in spread of coronavirus pandemic – JONATHAN TURLEY (DIERSEN: Democrats side with Communist China against America.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/493467-why-china-will-likely-avoid-liability-in-spread-of-coronavirus-pandemic
— Foreign powers test U.S. defenses amid coronavirus pandemic – ELLEN MITCHELL (DIERSEN: Trump-haters side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/493490-foreign-powers-test-us-defenses-amid-coronavirus-pandemic

HUFFINGTON POST
— Lawmakers Demand To Know Where Business Stimulus Funds Are Going The Trump administration so far is stonewalling on even the most basic information. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/business-stimulus-funds-basic-details-senators_n_5e9b9914c5b664cb6c43e702

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs blame not just Trump for coronavirus, but a) all the Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in America, b) all Republican elected and appointed officials, c) all Republican Party leaders, and d) all Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/18/trump-coronavirus-who-bill-gates-fauci-193379
— Blackburn accuses Facebook of enabling WHO misinformation – ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes want everyone to look at their pictures on Facebook and read their postings on Facebook instead of reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-tech/2020/04/17/blackburn-accuses-facebook-of-enabling-who-misinformation-786945

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump again takes credit for coronavirus successes while shifting blame for his failures.”
https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/trump-again-takes-credit-for-coronavirus-successes-while-shifting-blame-for-his-failures-82249285611

NEW YORK TIMES
— It’s the End of the World Economy as We Know It Experts suggest there will be “a rethink of how much any country wants to be reliant on any other country.” – Neil Irwin (DIERSEN: America-haters want America to be dependent on foreign countries and on their citizens.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/upshot/world-economy-restructuring-coronavirus.html
— Conservatives Fuel Protests Against Coronavirus Lockdowns – Manny Fernandez (DIERSEN: What percent of these “conservatives” are really Libertarians?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/us/texas-protests-stay-at-home.html
— For Charlie Kirk, Conservative Activist, the Virus Is a Cudgel – Matthew Rosenberg and Katie Rogers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/us/politics/charlie-kirk-conservatives-coronavirus.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats side with Communist China against America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/us/politics/trump-china-virus.html
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/18/world/asia/18reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-china.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: The Coronavirus in America: The Year Ahead There will be no quick return to our previous lives, according to nearly two dozen experts. But there is hope for managing the scourge now and in the long term. – Donald G. McNeil Jr.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/health/coronavirus-america-future.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters us coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/opinion/america-inequality-coronavirus.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-racism-african-americans.html
— ‘I AM THE PORTRAIT OF DOWNWARD MOBILITY’ Today’s 40-year-olds on the lives they’ve led, and now this. – Lora Kelley
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/17/opinion/inequality-economy-1980.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It used to be a given that each American generation would do better than the last. Fully 92 percent of the Americans who reached their 30th birthday in 1970 earned more than their parents had earned at the same age, even after adjusting for inflation. But beginning in the 1970s, the economic ladder gradually became harder to climb, and fewer Americans were able to surpass their parents. In the cohort of Americans who turned 30 in 2010, only half earned more than their parents at the same age, according to research by a team of economists led by Raj Chetty, a Harvard professor. The American dream had become a coin flip. That group of Americans, born in 1980, missed out on the post-World War II economic boom that lifted their elders to prosperity. While the economy grew during their childhoods, the gains were distributed much less evenly, as the federal government backed away from policies aimed at minimizing inequality. The winners won bigger, but more people were left behind. The year this group turned 21, the stock market collapsed and the economy fell into recession. In 2008, there was a bigger recession. Now they’re turning 40 and life hasn’t gotten any easier. A decade of sluggish growth has ended in an economic collapse already more severe than the last. They have more debt, less predictable employment, and less reliable access to health care.)
— What Do You Owe Your Neighbor? The Pandemic Might Change Your Answer – Alexander W. Cappelen, Ranveig Falch, Erik O. Sorensen, Bertil Tungodden and Gus Wezerek (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, Republicans owe everything to those who are Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and/or RINO, and especially to those 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.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/16/opinion/coronavirus-inequality-solidarity-poll.html
— ‘All of It Is Happening All at Once’: When Congress Works From Home. With the Capitol shuttered for the foreseeable future, senators and representatives are struggling, with the rest of the country, to adapt to virtual working. – Nicholas Fandos and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/us/politics/coronavirus-congress-remote-work.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Stop saying ‘we’re all in this together.’ You have money. It’s not the same. Lower-income Americans easily can fall through the cracks — even without a pandemic.” Do you have money? Why do you have money? I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me the most for my having money. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I undeservedly have money because I am White, male, healthy, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for more than 22 years, married since 1978, we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, etc. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/18/coronavirus-retail-jobs-inequality/
— We’ve never backed a Democrat for president. But Trump must be defeated. – George T. Conway III, Reed Galen, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who talk and/or act like they are really anti-Trumps if not Trump-haters?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/15/weve-never-backed-democrat-president-trump-must-be-defeated/

NEW YORK POST
— Why coronavirus will not cost Trump reelection: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/04/18/why-coronavirus-will-not-cost-trump-reelection-goodwin/
— America’s junk food diet makes us even more vulnerable to coronavirus – Mary Kay (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who do things that increase their vulnerability to coronavirus?) 
https://nypost.com/2020/04/18/americas-junk-food-diet-makes-us-more-vulnerable-to-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Coronavirus survivors face the stigma and discrimination – PAIGE ST. JOHN, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-18/fear-and-stigma-around-coronavirus-deliver-harm-and-control

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
— Coronavirus: Racial divide on infections, deaths becomes even starker as more data emerge – AP (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans created coronavirus and spread coronavirus to get rid of minorities?)
https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200419/coronavirus–racial-divide-on-infections-deaths-becomes-even-starker-as-more-data-emerge

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN
— We must organize the black masses to fight for fair treatment – Malik Ahmed (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans created coronavirus and spread coronavirus to get rid of Blacks?)
http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/guest_columnists/we-must-organize-the-black-masses-to-fight-for-fair-treatment/article_93dec13c-8186-11ea-bd29-3375fcf0ed07.html

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE
— Study finds link between air pollution and COVID-19 fatalities – DON HOPEY
http://shale.sites.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/04/19/COVID-19-fatalities-linked-air-pollution-coronavirus-Harvard-study-PM25-particulate-allegheny-county/stories/202004140148

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New York City’s Coronavirus Deaths Match Demographics in Other Hot Spots The elderly, men and some racial minorities among the disease’s most vulnerable victims – Shan Li
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-citys-coronavirus-deaths-match-demographics-in-other-hot-spots-11587214800
— Coronavirus Trackers Try Out AI Tools as Eyes Turn to Reopening A lack of testing has spurred efforts to tap other data sources, ranging from medical records to real-time temperature readings – Daniela Hernandez
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-trackers-try-out-ai-tools-as-eyes-turn-to-reopening-11587294000

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Suggests China May Be ‘Knowingly Responsible’ for Virus – Mario Parker (DIERSEN: Democrats side with Communist China against America.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-18/trump-suggests-china-may-be-knowingly-responsible-for-virus

NPR
— Who’s Hit Hardest By COVID-19? Why Obesity, Stress And Race All Matter – Allison Aubrey
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/18/835563340/whos-hit-hardest-by-covid-19-why-obesity-stress-and-race-all-matter
— Supporters Of Digital Currency Say Pandemic Bolsters Case For A New Approach – MEREDITH ROATEN
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/19/837619834/supporters-of-digital-currency-say-pandemic-bolsters-case-for-a-new-approach

PBS
— Will antibody testing help get people back to work? (DIERSEN: Of course, if members of protected groups have lower antibodies, Trump-haters will blame that on Trump and those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Protected groups include: Trump-haters, illegals, non-citizens, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, moderates, liberals, Blacks, Asians, females, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those who have criminal records, those who have less money than others, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/will-antibody-testing-help-get-people-back-to-work

NEWSWEEK
— MORE THAN 60,000 AMERICANS HAVE NOW RECOVERED FROM CORONAVIRUS – JENNI FINK
https://www.newsweek.com/more-60000-americans-have-now-recovered-coronavirus-1498635

NEW YORKER
— There Is No Panacea for the Coronavirus Economy – John Cassidy (DIERSEN: One could argue that the more that you speak one-on-one face-to-face with others, the more likely that you will get coronavirus. What has reduced your one-on-one face-to-face speaking with others? I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/there-is-no-panacea-for-the-coronavirus-economy

HR DIGEST
— Inside America’s Attitude about Age (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about them. They use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and up-or-out to promote age discrimination.)
https://www.thehrdigest.com/ok-boomer-inside-americas-attitude-about-age/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Anyone hitting forty in today’s work scenario is like hitting the wall– or use by date! You are no longer a correct fit in the work culture. Changing technology and a dismal job and economic scenario have forced many companies to tighten their budgetary belt. One of the steps taken is job cuts to make the company leaner meaner. With machine learning, AI, and apps taking over a myriad of jobs many job profiles have become redundant. It is the mid-segment executives that were handling the finance, accounting, sales, and administrative jobs that are finding themselves left out in the cold with applications software taking over their careers. This segment is mostly middle-aged and above, and companies are looking at this section as their pay scales now can no longer be justified. People in their mid-40s and later, who have hit the peak of their working career are suddenly faced with a very empty near future. A crucial point missed by the over-eager human resources is that these middle-aged people are rearing to take the company to the next level. They have passed the ‘learning process” and are ready to put everything into practice. Co-workers who have hit the mid-40s have had their career stalled. If the decision is based on performance or non-delivery of said work, one can accept the fact. Still, most times, the decision is based on the grey hair, and the belief that anyone over 50 is not capable of doing the task or “overqualified” is how they kindly put it. A colleague hitting 40, a star performer for most of his working life, was suddenly persona non grata. Why? Because he was upsetting the average age of the company, which was 28. It was subtle harassment at its best. Many of us have been a witness to workplaces that are glaring lessons in “how not to run a workplace.” The reason — people at the helm lack experience or are still finding their feet as workers, let alone leaders, as simple as that. Experience and age give perspective and patience, two things that the young lack in heaps. It is here that an older pair of shoulders comes in handy. So what is the case made out against the aging? The older generation is slower, not technologically savvy, and cannot think like the young. There is no denying the freshness of ideas that the young bring to the table, but most times, they lack the knowledge to translate that idea into a working one. A significant lacuna is the inability to see the larger picture or missing the forest for the trees. So much time is lost in the details that the actual work is lost somewhere in all the planning.)

DAILY MAIL
— President Trump’s Florida properties furlough 713 workers – including 153 at Mar-a-Lago – due to the coronavirus pandemic – LAUREN EDMONDS
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8232729/Trumps-Florida-properties-furlough-713-workers-coronavirus-pandemic.html
— Trump turns up the heat on ‘unreasonable’ governors who have ‘got carried away’ with lockdowns amid national protests from thousands demanding to be ‘liberated’ after president rips ‘rude’ and ‘nasty’ Democrats – KEITH GRIFFITH (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the most rude and nasty people in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. They talk and/or act like they want to destroy the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party. They talk and/or act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs. They do everything that they can to destroy me and to destroy my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8233409/Trump-says-governors-gotten-carried-away-lockdown-orders.html

April 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois schools to remain closed for rest of school year; state sees highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases Illinois suffers highest spike in COVID-19 cases in 1 day – Sarah Schulte and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-schools-closed-for-rest-of-academic-year-pritzker-says/6110838/

NBC5
— 1,842 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Illinois- State’s Largest Single-Day Spike With the state preparing to enter its fourth week of a stay-at-home order, the total number of cases reached 27,575
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/1842-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-in-illinois-states-largest-single-day-total/2257659/
— Pritzker Announces Illinois Schools Will Remain Closed for Rest of School Year “My decisions are hard ones, but they will follow the science and the science says they can’t go back to their normal,” Pritzker said – Lauren Stone 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-to-announce-illinois-schools-will-remain-closed-for-rest-of-school-year-sources/2257533/
— Illinois Hasn’t Hit Its Peak Yet, Health Officials Say “We haven’t peaked yet,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-hasnt-hit-its-peak-yet-health-officials-say/2257757/
— Senator Tells VP Failed Virus Testing Is ‘dereliction’ The Senate is away from Washington through May 4, but it convenes twice each week for pro forma sessions that could be used to pass more coronavirus aid – Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/new-pressure-on-lawmakers-as-virus-aid-for-firms-hits-limit/2257484/
— Coronavirus Could Complicate Trump’s Path to Reelection The pandemic, which has killed more than 30,000 Americans and left millions out of work, has eviscerated Trump’s hope to run for reelection on a strong economy – Jonathan Lemire, Nicholas Riccardi and Thomas Beaumont 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-complicate-trump-reelection-path/2257388/

WGN TV
— Illinois schools to be closed for remainder of academic school year as state sees 1,842 new COVID-19 cases
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-schools-expected-to-be-closed-for-remainder-of-academic-school-year/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker shuts down schools for rest of academic year as state reports new single-day high in coronavirus cases – JAMIE MUNKS, GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-schools-pritzker-20200417-uxpkcai7ejcyhazlhii3kwuflq-story.html
— Wall Street agency downgrades Illinois debt after Gov. J.B. Pritzker says coronavirus will blow multibillion hole in state budget – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illlinois-finances-ratings-20200417-cv6w6xft5zbgzdqzehfkea7m6y-story.html
— Illinois National Guard activated for COVID-19 response at Park Forest developmental center with more than 100 cases – ZAK KOESKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-illinois-national-guard-ludeman-center-st-0419-20200417-evmpvn4bfbegtia2njinmdbf54-story.html
— Some states take nation’s first, small steps toward loosening coronavirus restrictions, some seek help from Washington to expand testing – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-united-states-updates-20200417-qlhaumw7xvc6dpll4wgczuerxy-story.html
— Eight more coronavirus-related deaths reported in DuPage County, highest single day yet – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-8-deaths-20200417-hfbef7rh5vdg7c5e7whjk2wpgy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Record spike of 1,842 new Illinois coronavirus cases: ‘The curve is bending. But it isn’t flat yet’ Get the latest news on how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/17/21224770/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker will keep schools closed – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-will-keep-schools-closed

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, largely as a result of more tests – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200417/illinois-records-highest-single-day-spike-in-covid-19-cases-largely-as-a-result-of-more-tests
— Scant testing in US migration system risks spreading virus – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200417/news/304179930/
— Sean Morrison reelected Cook County GOP chair
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200417/sean-morrison-reelected-cook-county-gop-chair
— Link, Shaw to keep political posts in Lake County
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200417/link-shaw-to-keep-political-posts-in-lake-county
— Madison County officials fired for alleged dirt-digging – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200417/news/304179937/
— Some states more ready for mail-in voting than others – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200417/news/304179980/
— DuPage schools concerned about impact of potential property tax delays – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200417/dupage-schools-concerned-about-impact-of-potential-property-tax-delays

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Virus forced schools online, but many students didn’t follow – AP
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/virus-forced-schools-online-but-many-students-didnt-follow

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois Senate Democrats Seek Massive Federal Bailout for State, Going Far Beyond Coronavirus Impact – Mark Glennon and Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-senate-democrats-seek-massive-federal-bailout-for-state-going-far-beyond-coronavirus-impact-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trump: From Hamilton to Jefferson in Three Days: How Trump Positioned Governors to Take the Blame for Cocid-19 Deaths after Economy Re-Opened
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/17/trump-from-hamilton-to-jefferson-in-less-than-one-week-how-trump-positioned-governors-to-take-the-blame-for-deaths-after-economy-re-opened/ 
— Tyler Wilke Elected to Head McHenry County Republican Party
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/17/tyler-wilke-elected-to-head-mchenry-county-republican-party/ 
— Ness Pulls in BIG Bucks for Challenge to Skillicorn, Mainly from Mike Madigan and His Allies
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/17/ness-pulls-in-big-bucks-for-challenge-to-skillicorn/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES BLASTS CASTEN FOR WITHHOLDING SUPPORT FOR DISTRICT SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 AID
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/ives-blasts-casten-for-withholding-support-for-district-small-business-covid-19-aid.html
— WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS RESTRICT ALCOHOL SALES DURING COVID CRISIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/world-health-organization-says-restrict-alcohol-sales-during-covid-crisis.html
— SCHOOL NOT TO RESUME FOR 2019-20 YEAR, SAYS ILLINOIS GOV
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/school-not-to-resume-for-2019-20-year-says-illinois-gov.html
— IL ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES THREATENED WITH WORKERS COMP LAWSUITS IF EMPLOYEES ACQUIRE COVID-19
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/workers-comp-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker closes schools for rest of the academic year – “This was not a decision that I made lightly” – New EO to modify teacher licensing requirement – Outlines federal aid – Asks for understanding on grades – Has messages for teachers and students – Superintendent Ayala: “Closing the digital divide will be pivotal” – IDPH is tracking cases of healthcare workers, hasn’t made them public yet, but will – McCormick Place has five patients – Leaves door open for summer school – Hasn’t contemplated allowing parents to redo school year – Dr. Ezike: “I don’t think we’ve peaked” – Pritzker: “We have not peaked” – No specific action available to force a downward curve – Shies away from a mask requirement: “We don’t live in a dictatorial society” – Asked about large state facilities in southern Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/17/pritzker-closes-schools-for-rest-of-the-academic-year-this-was-not-a-decision-that-i-made-lightly/
— 1,842 new cases, 62 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/17/1842-new-cases-62-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/17/covid-19-roundup-20/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus case and death counts in U.S. ridiculously low – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/14/coronavirus-case-and-death-counts-in-us-ridiculous/
— Joe Biden: Some Trump supporters back notion that ‘all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad’ – David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: Are you a Trump supporter? How do the following treat Trump supporters: a) the leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations; b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party; c) the Republican leaders of your municipality; d) the Republican leaders of your township; e) the Republican leaders of your county; f) your Republican state representative and senator; g) your Republican U.S. Representative; and h) the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in your precinct?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/16/joe-biden-some-trump-supporters-back-notion-all-me/
— Coronavirus ‘much more widespread’ than previously thought, Stanford antibody study finds – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/17/coronavirus-much-more-widespread-previously-though/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Full steam ahead’: RNC chairwoman says GOP plans to stage August convention despite coronavirus – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/full-steam-ahead-rnc-chairwoman-says-gop-plans-to-stage-august-convention-despite-coronavirus
— Congressional scorekeeper estimates enacted pandemic relief bill will cost $1.8 trillion – Jay Heflin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congressional-scorekeeper-estimates-enacted-pandemic-relief-bill-will-cost-1-8t
— Republicans move away from their corporate allies and toward Trump on China – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: From what I see, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are going to stay with Communist China.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-move-away-from-their-corporate-allies-and-toward-trump-on-china

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s ‘deplorables moment’? Trump camp decries comments on president’s base – Gregg Re (DIERSEN: Are you a Trump supporter? How do the following treat Trump supporters: a) the leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations; b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party; c) the Republican leaders of your municipality; d) the Republican leaders of your township; e) the Republican leaders of your county; f) your Republican state representative and senator; g) your Republican U.S. Representative; and h) the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in your precinct?)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bidens-deplorables-moment-trump-camp-decries-comments-on-presidents-base
(FROM THE ARTICLE: During a question-and-answer session, Biden responded “probably not” when someone asked if he could win over Trump supporters, and then he launched into a scathing critique. “There are people who support the president because they like the fact that he is engaged in the politics of division,” Biden said. “They really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad and… dividing this nation based on ethnicity, race. This is the one [sic] of the few presidents who succeeded by deliberately trying to divide the country, not unite the country.” Trump’s campaign fired back on Thursday. “Biden reveals his disdain for certain Americans burns just as hot as Hillary’s,” the Trump campaign said in a statement as Biden’s comments circulated. The campaign accused Biden of calling “working-class voters racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic.”)

GOPUSA
— Sacramento Cops Warn: Violate Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order, You Could Be Arrested
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87675

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Are We Witnessing a Targeted Hit Against Trump Voters? If you tried to design an attack against the president’s supporters, you couldn’t do better than what the experts have done in the name of public health. – Curtis Ellis (DIERSEN: Are you a Trump supporter? How do the following treat Trump supporters: a) the leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations; b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party; c) the Republican leaders of your municipality; d) the Republican leaders of your township; e) the Republican leaders of your county; f) your Republican state representative and senator; g) your Republican U.S. Representative; and h) the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in your precinct?)
https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/15/are-we-witnessing-a-targeted-hit-against-trump-voters/

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Exposes #MeToo Movement as Total BS – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/17/joe-biden-exposes-metoo-movement-total-bs/
— Blue State Blues: Media Would Destroy Republicans for What Nancy Pelosi Is Doing to Block Funding for PPP – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/17/blue-state-blues-media-would-destroy-republicans-for-what-nancy-pelosi-is-doing-to-block-funding-for-ppp/
— George W. Bush Center: More Globalization Is the Answer to Coronavirus Crisis – John Binder (DIERSEN: America-haters want America to be dependent on foreign countries for everything.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/16/george-w-bush-center-globalization-answer-coronavirus-crisis/
— Goldman Sachs Predicts 36% Drop in iPhone Shipments – LUCAS NOLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/04/17/goldman-sachs-predicts-36-drop-in-iphone-shipments/
— Procter & Gamble Reports Biggest US Sales Surge in Decades – JOHN CARNEY
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/04/17/procter-gamble-reports-biggest-us-sales-surge-in-decades/
— Coronavirus: International Flights Continue to Bring 100,000 Unchecked Travellers a Week to Britain – OLIVER JJ LANE
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/04/17/coronavirus-international-flights-bring-100000-unchecked-travellers-week-britain/

NEWSMAX
— Undocumented Aliens and the Promised Land – James Walsh (DIERSEN: America-haters see illegals as being the soldiers in their army to destroy America.)
https://www.newsmax.com/jameswalsh/illegalimmigration/2020/04/17/id/963327/

HOT AIR
— “There’s nowhere to hide,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton in Chicago. “This is the deepest, fastest, most broad-based recession we’ve ever seen.” (DIERSEN: What helps you and your spouse to hide from the recession? For us, it includes my Civil Service Retirement System pension; our Social Security; our federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy; our having retirement savings; our owning a home; our not having debts; our not having dependents; etc.) 
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/04/nowhere-hide-unemployment-permeates-economy/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— When Media Advertising Boycotts Backfire – Mark Hemingway (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments boycott you? I should write a book about those that boycott me and boycott my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those that claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those that have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/10/when_media_advertising_boycotts_backfire_142918.html

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— Why Trump supporters are protesting state lockdowns From Michigan to Ohio and Texas, both Democratic and Republican governors are being challenged by protestors who claim a forced lockdown infringes on their constitutional rights. – AP
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2020/0417/Why-Trump-supporters-are-protesting-state-lockdowns

THE HILL
— Trump appears to back those protesting social distancing measures – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/493329-trump-appears-to-back-those-protesting-social-distancing-measures
— Governors complain testing is weak spot in Trump plan – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/493403-governors-complain-testing-is-weak-spot-in-trump-plan
— Trump announces $19B program to help agriculture sector – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/493418-trump-announces-19b-program-to-help-agriculture-sector

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump tweets to “LIBERATE” states where people are protesting virus restrictions.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/us/coronavirus-cases-news-update.html#link-12bb7c5e
— Most U.S. Firms Have No Plans to Leave China Due to Coronavirus: Survey – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/17/business/17reuters-health-coronavirus-china-business.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Texas announces dates for relaxing some coronavirus-related restrictions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/17/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater hints/implies/argues/shouts that Trump’s cabinet members are not qualified. QUESTION: What qualifies candidates for positions? ANSWER: Their relevant work experience, their relevant education, and their relevant professional certifications and licenses. QUESTION: But what if candidates have to be minority, female, younger, etc.?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/17/cabinet-qualified-men-women/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Fed Bailout Is Wrong for States and Cities The central bank should adjust its lending methods to prevent abuse by profligate local governments. – Robert C. Pozen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-fed-bailout-is-wrong-for-states-and-cities-11586988167

CNBC
— OCTOBER 23, 2018 FLASHBACK: ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years?’ – Marguerite Ward and Kathryn Dill (DIERSEN: I see myself continuing to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening too, and continuing to serve as the DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 Republican Precinct Committeeman in Wheaton. Of course, my critics/opponents in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois do not want that. Of course, they want to replace me with someone who they can manipulate/dominate. Of course, they want to replace me with a RINO who is not a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, or someone whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/31/how-to-answer-the-interview-question-where-do-you-see-yourself-in-5-years.html

LAWYERS
— Ageism At Work Prominent In The United States – Sidney L. Gold (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc., otherwise known as political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, to not hire Republicans and to get rid of Republicans.) 
https://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/labor-and-employment/ageism-at-work-prominent-in-the-united-states-61926/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Democrats Want Woman, Person of Color As VP Nominee But Have No Favorite (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponent, their operatives, and their dupes, ever-increasingly, everyone wants everyone to get rid of everyone who is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/most_democrats_want_woman_person_of_color_as_vp_nominee_but_have_no_favorite

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/hatewatch/2020/04/17/hate-groups-and-racist-pundits-spew-covid-19-misinformation-social-media-despite-companies

SUN
— Joe Biden says Trump supporters believe ‘all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad’ – David Boroff (DIERSEN: Are you a Trump supporter? How do the following treat Trump supporters: a) the leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations; b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party; c) the Republican leaders of your municipality; d) the Republican leaders of your township; e) the Republican leaders of your county; f) your Republican state representative and senator; g) your Republican U.S. Representative; and h) the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in your precinct?)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11415811/joe-biden-donald-trump-supporters-mexicans-muslims/

April 16 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: Deadliest day since COVID-19 pandemic began as IL death toll surpasses 1K, 25K cases – Liz Nagy and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-sees-deadliest-day-since-covid-19-pandemic-began/6108376/
— Trump unveils phased approach to reopening economy amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-unveils-phased-approach-to-reopening-economy/6107987/
— Michigan: Thousands protest social distance order amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/thousands-protest-social-distance-order-amid-covid-19-outbreak/6107539/

NBC5
— 3 Chicago Suburbs (Skokie, Cicero, Glenview) Now Require Masks in Public
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/3-chicago-suburbs-now-require-masks-in-public/2256877/
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Deadliest Day So Far, Midwest Governors Pact
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-coronavirus-updates-hundreds-of-nursing-home-deaths-lightfoot-to-visit-food-pantry-at-wrigley/2256762/

CBS2
— Pritzker Teams Up With 6 Midwest Governors To Coordinate Plans To Reopen Regional Economy; 25,733 COVID-19 Cases, 1,072 Deaths In Illinois
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/16/pritzker-teams-up-with-6-midwest-governors-to-coordinate-plans-to-reopen-regional-economy/
— Precious Cargo: Secret Flight From China Brings Badly Needed COVID-19 Supplies To Illinois – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/16/precious-cargo-secret-flight-from-china-brings-badly-needed-covid-19-supplies-to-illinois/
— Wrigley Field Gets Ready To Serve As A Local Food Pantry Outpost
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/16/wrigley-field-gets-ready-to-stock-local-food-pantry/
— Wisconsin’s Governor Extends Stay-At-Home Order Until May 26
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/16/wisconsins-governor-extends-stay-at-home-order-until-may-26/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1k with largest single-day jump in deaths so far
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-covid-19-death-toll-surpasses-1k-with-largest-single-day-jump-in-deaths-so-far

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker says Illinois is expanding testing to include anyone with symptoms, as officials announce state death toll passes 1,000
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200416-yspbx6q2x5ajvnesqkg3nofvmu-story.html
— Coronavirus may cost Chicago-area transit agencies nearly $1 billion, with the CTA taking the biggest hit – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-transit-agencies-budget-loss-cta-metra-pace-20200416-7xk2fqgi4bgjvonqprdjly5hcu-story.html
— 5.2 million more Americans seek unemployment aid – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-unemployment-surge-20200416-3nfdrgk2rzhb3hwr3veucygzrm-story.html
— President Trump gives governors a 3-phase plan to reopen the economy, saying ‘we’re starting our life again’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-states-reopen-guidelines-20200416-b6qt6nm7tjh65ldsyult2lkxbe-story.html
— Democratic U.S. Reps. Sean Casten, Lauren Underwood hold big cash advantage over GOP challengers – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-congressional-finance-reports-20200416-bwjvni4m7nholb76qo52bmveau-story.html
— First batch of GM-made ventilators headed for Chicago – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-gm-ventilators-illinois-20200417-jdhyd63nq5e2laxcklbbakqi3i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois sees biggest spike in coronavirus deaths – 125 – as toll tops 1,000 The grim daily death toll is a reminder the state might not have reached its peak, although Gov. J.B. Pritzker has for days signaled some optimism based on the “doubling rate” of infections slowing down. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/16/21224032/illinois-coronavirus-deaths-cases-april-16
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Don’t let Trump starve the postal service to improve his reelection odds – or beat up on Jeff Bezos The U.S. Post Office is just too important to be undone by a vengeful and shortsighted president.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/16/21221182/postal-service-amazon-jeff-bezos-washington-post-pandemic-stimulus-package-donald-trump-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker fights COVID-19 from Chicago, irking some downstate – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200416/pritzker-fights-covid-19-from-chicago-irking-some-downstate
— Geneva’s Swedish Days festival canceled amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200416/genevas-swedish-days-festival-canceled-amid-coronavirus-pandemic
— Illinois unemployment claims hit 634,000 due to pandemic – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200416/illinois-unemployment-claims-hit-634000-due-to-pandemic

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Fitch downgrades Illinois debt The ratings agency cites increased pressure from the COVID economic downturn on state finances that already were weak. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/fitch-downgrades-illinois-debt
— Midwest governors form COVID coalition Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his regional colleagues are working together to judge when best to start easing stay-at-home restrictions and reopen their states’ economies. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/midwest-governors-form-covid-coalition
— Two new field hospitals for Chicago New units are being set up outside Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan and the University of Chicago Medicine’s Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/two-new-field-hospitals-chicago

WBEZ
— Illinois Partners With Six Midwest States To Decide When To Reopen Economy As Illinois COVID-19 deaths exceed 1,000, state joins Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan in new compact – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-partners-with-six-midwest-states-to-decide-when-to-reopen-economy/58b35e78-73d6-45b0-ac3d-39f1173e7f30

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker fights COVID-19 from Chicago, and downstate notices – AP
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200416/pritzker-fights-covid-19-from-chicago-and-downstate-notices

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Eighty news cases of COVID-19 reported in DuPage County, including 6 deaths Total reported cases stand at 1,473, including 70 deaths
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/16/eighty-news-cases-of-covid-19-reported-in-dupage-county-including-6-deaths/ademorj/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Illinois unemployment rate up to 4.6% in March
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-unemployment-rate-up-to-46-in-march

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— FEDERAL RESERVE THROWS CREDIT LIFELINE TO NEAR-JUNK ILLINOIS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/federal-reserve-throws-credit-lifeline-to-near-junk-illinois/

CAPITOL FAX
— House cancels next week’s session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/16/house-cancels-next-weeks-session/
— White House releases its plan
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/16/white-house-releases-its-plan/
— Fitch: “Illinois will be challenged to maintain its investment-grade” status
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/16/fitch-illinois-will-be-challenged-to-maintain-its-investment-grade-status/
— Pritzker says testing problems finally addressed – Virtually eliminated supply problems for VTM and swabs – Expands testing eligibility – Working to choose best immunity tests – Cooperating with regional governors to share “best ideas” – Says Illinois did not get “scammed” on PPE – Claims unemployment insurance application process is improving – Asked multiple times about extending the stay at home order – Asked why Iowa is not on regional cooperation list – Dr. Ezike says some medicines are in short supply – Expanding shifts at state testing labs – Working to release names of nursing homes where patients/staff have tested positive – Explains process for prisoner release
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/16/pritzker-says-testing-problems-finally-addressed/
— 1,140 new cases, 125 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/16/1140-new-cases-125-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/16/covid-19-roundup-19/
— Pritzker to work in “close coordination” with regional governors about how and when to reopen the economy
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/16/pritzker-to-work-in-close-coordination-with-regional-governors-about-how-and-when-to-reopen-the-economy/
— A look at the revised budget numbers
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/16/a-look-at-the-revised-budget-numbers/

BREITBART
— Let Americans Work and Earn – Halt Foreign Worker Visas Now – Jeff Sessions: 
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/04/16/jeff-sessions-let-americans-work-and-earn-halt-foreign-worker-visas-now/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Bernie Blames Media for 2020 Loss – Tim Graham (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates, their campaign managers, their political consultants, their staff members, their volunteers, their operatives, their dupes, their etc. who have blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and/or my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member for their losses since 2000. I would focus on candidates who have been on ballots in my precinct since 2000.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2020/04/16/bernie-blames-media-2020-loss-cnns-cillizza-cries-easy-scapegoat

THE HILL
— Trump guidelines on reopening economy to let governors make final decision – BRETT SAMUELS, MORGAN CHALFANT AND REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/493222-trump-guidelines-reopening-economy-to-let-governors-make-final-decision
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater “warns of deadly risks if country reopens too soon.” 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/493176-pelosi-warns-of-deadly-risks-if-country-reopens-too-soon
— Propaganda in the coronavirus era – JOHN HAMILTON AND KEVIN KOSAR (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/493242-propaganda-in-the-coronavirus-era

NEW YORK TIMES
— US Job Losses Mount as Trump Presses Plan to Reopen Business – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/04/16/world/europe/ap-virus-outbreak.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘Pretty Catastrophic’ Month for Retailers, and Now a Race to Survive March brought a record sales plunge as the coronavirus outbreak closed stores. A long shutdown could leave lasting changes in the shopping landscape. – Sapna Maheshwari and Ben Casselman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/business/economy/coronavirus-retail-sales.html?searchResultPosition=2
— FRONT PAGE: After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Will Students Come Back? The pandemic has already cost universities millions of dollars. As they consider the possibility of remote classes into the fall, they’re worried about losing students, too. – Anemona Hartocollis
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/us/coronavirus-colleges-universities-admissions.html
— Navy May Reinstate Fired Captain to Command of Roosevelt Adm. Michael Gilday has indicated that he may reinstate Captain Crozier, who was removed from command after pleading for more help fighting a coronavirus outbreak on his ship. – Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons-Neff
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/us/politics/coronavirus-navy-roosevelt-crozier.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Deadly Search for a Scapegoat If the president had listened to the World Health Organization, American lives would have been saved.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/opinion/coronavirus-trump-world-health-organization-who.html
— ‘This Is Going to Kill Small-Town America’ – David Gelles
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/business/coronavirus-small-towns.html
— Even Google and Facebook May Face an Ad Slump Though ad sales at the two companies are expected to be down, they are likely to fare better than smaller peers and publishers. – Daisuke Wakabayashi, Tiffany Hsu and Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/technology/coronavirus-google-facebook-advertising.html
— How the Government Pulls Coronavirus Relief Money Out of Thin Air Once-fringe ideas in economic theory are now nearly official policy as government borrowing surges and the Federal Reserve signals it could buy unlimited debt. – Matt Phillips
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/business/coronavirus-stimulus-money.html
— States Are in a Quandary as Taxes Evaporate and Virus Spending Soars With businesses closed and obligations mounting, state governments are looking at a mix of remedies. – Mary Williams Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/business/economy/state-tax-revenue-debt-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against conservatives and against Trump’s advisers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-who.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Covid-19 is rapidly becoming America’s leading cause of death – Dan Keating and Chiqui Esteban
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/16/coronavirus-leading-cause-death/
— How an outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt became a defining moment for the U.S. military – Dan Lamothe, Shawn Boburg and Paul Sonne 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/how-an-outbreak-on-the-uss-roosevelt-became-a-defining-moment-for-the-us-military/2020/04/16/2735f85c-7f24-11ea-8de7-9fdff6d5d83e_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Lack of Savings Worsens the Pain of Coronavirus Downturn Many of the millions of restaurant, hotel and store workers affected by shutdowns are expected to fall behind on rent and other bills – David Harrison
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lack-ofsavingsworsens-the-pain-of-coronavirus-downturn-11586943001

BLOOMBERG
— Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Wants to Test All Employees for Covid-19 – Matt Day
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-16/amazon-s-jeff-bezos-wants-to-test-all-employees-for-covid-19

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— How to Manage a Multi-Generational Federal Workforce – Bill Bennett (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors encouraged/forced their employees who were younger, Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran to help them get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/04/how-manage-multi-generational-federal-workforce/164688/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— How Do You Campaign When You Can’t Hit the Campaign Trail? – Gabriel Debenedetti
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/bidens-presidential-campaign-under-coronavirus.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The WHO Shouldn’t Be a Plaything for Great Powers.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/why-world-health-organization-failed/610063/

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, 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/2020/04/16/covid-19-updates-splc-continues-fight-against-injustice

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 36% Say It’s Time for America To Get Back to Work
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/36_say_it_s_time_for_america_to_get_back_to_work

April 15 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— During their 2020 biennial convention conducted by phone conference this evening, DuPage County Republican Precinct Committeemen elected Jim Zay as Chairman of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee and reelected Paul Hinds as Secretary. Zay is the DuPage County Board Vice Chairman and Hinds is a former DuPage County Clerk. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Trump looks to ease social distancing in places; CEOs urge caution – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-looks-to-ease-distancing-in-places;-ceos-urge-caution/6105814/
— Coronavirus deaths: 23 have died of COVID-19 at Symphony of Joliet nursing home
https://abc7chicago.com/health/23-covid-19-deaths-reported-at-joliet-nursing-home/6106201/
— COVID-19 data shows city is ‘flattening the curve,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot says
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-cell-phone-data-shows-chicago-is-flattening-the-curve-officials-say/6105532/

NBC5
— Pritzker Considering Requiring Masks in Public Places During Coronavirus Outbreak Multiple Chicago suburbs have implemented such measures already
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-considering-requiring-masks-in-public-places-during-coronavirus/2256527/
— Trump Says US ‘Past the Peak’, Threatens to Adjourn Congress Over Nominations
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/us-coronavirus-updates-ind-rep-chooses-saving-economy-over-lives-trumps-name-printed-on-stimulus-checks/2256039/
— Chicago Hasn’t Reached a Peak Yet – And That’s a Good Thing, According to Dr. Arwady   Arwady said Wednesday that data indicates the city’s curve is starting to flatten, but that has also pushed the peak later than officials had earlier predicted
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/chicago-hasnt-reached-a-peak-yet-and-thats-a-good-thing-according-to-dr-arwady/2256485/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois coronavirus death toll nears 1,000
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-coronavirus-death-toll-nears-1000

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republican congressional candidate’s fundraising email plagiarizes Chicago Tribune story – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jeanne-ives-plagiarism-fundraising-email-20200415-2n6ag4ahrjeerheh2p7xn3ngva-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In response to questions, Ives communication director Kathleen Murphy took responsibility for the plagiarism. “The line (that) was included is my fault, not Jeanne’s,” Murphy said in an email. “I am the director of communication for the campaign, the content of an email is my responsibility.” “That should have been cited — absolutely,” Murphy said in a second email regarding the Tribune sentences used in the campaign communication. “Information gets pulled from different sources, and it was an oversight. We will review emails more carefully going forward.” In the process of acknowledging the error, Murphy also attacked the “Chicago media,” claiming it was biased. Murphy declined to make Ives available for an interview and declined to say whether the candidate reviewed the email before it was sent.)
— Best Buy to furlough 51,000 store employees amid coronavirus sales slump – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-best-buy-furloughing-workers-20200415-s2mrwpbsu5cj3afwgmv2pwzfnq-story.html
— Chicago police setting up checkpoints to remind people of stay-at-home order, raising concerns of union and ACLU – PETER NICKEAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-police-checkpoints-20200415-jug6ysdm65eopcqxep54tvqj4a-story.html
— Coronavirus may cost Metra 97% of its April ridership, and leave $500 million budget hole over next two years – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-metra-budget-shortfalls-empty-trains-20200415-ihzhyckhnzhkply2uxmqyhsjx4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President Trump is floundering and he’s taking the WHO and governors down with him.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-column-trump-coronavirus-who-economy-20200416-l635zddyqnavhj4cbypsifc7o4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker estimates $2.7 billion revenue shortfall from COVID-19 – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200415/pritzker-estimates-27-billion-revenue-shortfall-from-covid-19
— Kane County leaders squabble over COVID-19 response – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200414/kane-county-leaders-squabble-over-covid-19-response
— DuPage provides $85,000 to help pay for hotel rooms for the homeless – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200415/dupage-provides-85000-to-help-pay-for-hotel-rooms-for-the-homeless
— Emerging economic data reveals devastation; job losses grow – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200415/business/304159913/
— 4% of people in suburbs who tested positive for COVID-19 have died – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200415/4-of-people-in-suburbs-who-tested-positive-for-covid-19-have-died
— 10 more COVID-19 cases at Windsor Park, three more deaths – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200415/10-more-covid-19-cases-at-windsor-park-three-more-deaths
— Metra ridership dropped 95% after ‘stay at home’ order – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200415/metra-ridership-dropped-95-after-stay-at-home-order
— DuPage keeping health insurance for board members – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200415/dupage-keeping-health-insurance-for-board-members
— Chinese American students in DuPage raises money to distribute PPE
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200415/chinese-american-students-in-dupage-raises-money-to-distribute-ppe
— Leaders must deter large numbers from gathering at parks and preserves – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200415/editorial-leaders-must-deter-large-numbers-from-gathering-at-parks-and-preserves
— April 15 COVID-19 cases per county, some towns, and search by ZIP code
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200415/april-15-covid-19-cases-per-county-some-towns-and-search-by-zip-code

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— COVID to blow $10 billion hole in Illinois’ budget That’s the staggering impact of the pandemic if the state doesn’t get federal help, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/covid-blow-10-billion-hole-illinois-budget
— Pritzker envisions Midwest version of West Coast, Northeast COVID coalitions Michigan’s governor confirms she and her counterparts in other Midwest states have been hearing from Illinois’ governor about a plan to coordinate a regional response—and begin mapping out a reopening of the economy. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-envisions-midwest-version-west-coast-northeast-covid-coalitions
— Lightfoot backs up her COVID stance Using new data to make her case, the mayor contends social distancing is working to flatten the curve—while also arguing that reopening the economy will be a slower process than some would like. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-backs-her-covid-stance
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers say “Weed shops prepare for a very mellow 4/20 The cannabis industry’s big annual celebration got short-circuited by the coronavirus. Toking alone or virtually will have to do.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-shops-prepare-very-mellow-420

WTTW
— After Halting WHO Funding, Trump Comes Under Fire Yet Again – Alexandra Silets 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/15/after-halting-who-funding-trump-comes-under-fire-yet-again

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Should Madison County Republicans resign even after investigation yields no charges? – KAVAHN MANSOURI
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article241977076.html
— Prenzler puts aides on leave after Madison County Democrats demand resignations – KAVAHN MANSOURI
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article242040241.html

WCSJ NEWS
— Group of Republican Senators (Paul Schimpf, Donald DeWitte, Jim Oberweis, Craig Wilcox, Jason Plummer, Chuck Weaver, Sue Rezin and Dan McConchie) Call on Governor to Begin Strategy For Reopening Illinois
http://www.wcsjnews.com/news/wspynews/group-of-republican-senators-call-on-governor-to-begin-strategy-for-reopening-illinois/article_6b67e732-58f6-5155-89dc-9f8c32ee4cf4.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump resort in Florida lays off 560 workers due to virus – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/trump-resort-in-florida-lays-off-560-workers-due-to-virus

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Grafton Township Elects Orv Brettman as GOP Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/15/grafton-township-elects-orv-brettman-as-gop-chairman/ 
— Diane Evertsen Term Limits Herself for the Second Time
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/15/diane-evertsen-term-limits-herself-for-the-second-time/ 
— Dems Re-Elect Kristina Zahorik Chair
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/15/dems-re-elect-zahorik-chair/ 
— Nunda Township GOP Elects Officers, Mark Daniel Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/15/nunda-township-gop-elects-officers/ 
— Erik Sivertsen Re-Elected McHenry Township Republican Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/15/erik-sivertsen-re-elected-mchenry-township-republican-chairman/ 
— Will Jack Franks Finally Endorse Joe Biden?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/15/will-jack-franks-finally-endorse-joe-biden/ 
— State Senators Send Letter to Governor about Economy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/04/15/state-senators-send-letter-to-governor-about-economy/


ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS PERSONAL INCOME TAX REVENUE COULD FALL UP TO $6.6 BILLION FROM COVID-19 LOCKDOWN – Orphe Divounguy and Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-personal-income-tax-revenue-could-fall-up-to-6-6-billion-from-covid-19-lockdown/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO POLICE TO BEGIN STOPPING LAWFUL RESIDENTS, REMINDING THEM TO “STAY AT HOME”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/chicago-police-to-begin-stopping-lawful-residents-reminding-them-to-stay-at-home.html
— GENEVA LAWMAKER QUESTIONS PRITZKER’S UNCHECKED POWERS AS 30-DAY DISASTER PROCLAMATION CONTINUES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/ugaste-proposes-review-of-illinois-governors-current-disaster-proclamation.html
— THORNER & O’NEIL: THE WHO, CHINA AND THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/thorner-oneil-the-who-china-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic.html#more
— GOV PRITZKER PUSHES FOR PROGRESSIVE TAX; CLAIMS COVID-19 COULD SET ILLINOIS BACK OVER $7B
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/gov-pritzker-pushes-for-progressive-tax-claims-covid-19-could-set-illinois-back-over-7b-.html
— GOP STATE SENATORS CALL ON PRITZKER TO “EASE BACK” ON SOCIAL DISTANCING; PRESENT RE-OPENING PLAN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/gop-state-senators-call-on-pritzker-to-ease-back-on-social-distancing-present-re-opening-plan.html
— CHICAGO HIDING MILLIONS OF N95 MASKS; PRITZKER SECRETLY BUYING MORE MASKS FROM CHINA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/pritzker-hiding-millions-of-masks-secretly-buying-more-from-china.html

— RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS’ GIDDINESS DURING PANDEMIC EXPOSES THEIR TRUE AIMS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/radical-environmentalists-giddiness-during-pandemic-exposes-their-true-aims.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,346 new cases, 80 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/15/1346-new-cases-80-additional-deaths/
— GRF forecast revised down $2.7 billion for FY20 and $4.6 billion in FY21, but $6.2 billion with borrowing and $7.4 billion if no graduated income tax – Says Fair Tax needed now more than ever – Talks about “secret flight” – Addresses plan by GOP state senators to reopen economy when ICU capacity is sufficient – Asked about death counts – Roseland backlog addressed – Asked about summer camp – Asked about rent control protesters – Says he is considering a mask order – No state border checks – Talks about contact tracing – Asked about pushing the curve down, but nothing new on that front yet – Asked about churches and pot dispensaries – Says state will make decision to lift, not locals – No position on municipal plea to AG on FOIA – Praises National Guard
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/15/grf-forecast-revised-down-27-billion-for-fy20-and-46-billion-in-fy21-but-rises-to-62-billion-with-borrowing/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/15/covid-19-roundup-18/
— March saw largest ever recorded decline in retail and food sales
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/15/march-saw-largest-ever-recorded-decline-in-retail-and-food-sales/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who want to use remapping to give more preference 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://capitolfax.com/2020/04/15/who-should-control-the-remap-process/
— Plan by eight Senate Republicans (Paul Schimpf, Donald DeWitte, Jim Oberweis, Craig Wilcox, Jason Plummer, Chuck Weaver, Sue Rezin and Dan McConchie) is a bit on the ghoulish side
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/15/sgop-plan-is-a-bit-on-the-ghoulish-side/
— Dueling graduated income tax press releases
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/15/dueling-graduated-income-tax-press-releases/
— Slowing the upward curve is just not enough
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/15/slowing-the-upward-curve-is-just-not-enough/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ICE to release almost 700 illegal immigrants due to coronavirus fears – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ice-to-release-almost-700-illegal-immigrants-due-to-coronavirus-fears

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— I’m Feeling Good About the Future, Folks
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/04/15/im-feeling-good-about-the-future-folks/
— Democrats Hope Corona Can Do What Mueller and Schiff Failed to Do
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/04/15/democrats-hope-corona-can-do-what-mueller-and-schiff-failed-to-do/
— MAGA! Coronavirus Has Resurrected Trump’s Slogan
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/04/15/maga-coronavirus-has-resurrected-trumps-slogan/

BREITBART
— Democrats Demand Trump Stop Building Border Wall During Coronavirus Crisis – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/15/democrats-demand-trump-stop-building-border-wall-during-coronavirus-crisis/

BLAZE
— Leaked State Department cables add weight to the theory that COVID-19 started in a Wuhan virology lab The evidence continues to pile up – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/state-department-cables-wuhan-virology-lab
— Trump trolls the press, pre-emptively destroying the credibility of the media
https://www.theblaze.com/steve-deace/trump-troll

DAILY SIGNAL
— Illegal Immigrants in Los Angeles Can Apply for Pre-Paid Debit Cards – Jason Hopkins 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/15/illegal-immigrants-in-los-angeles-can-apply-for-pre-paid-debit-cards/

TOWNHALL
— Liberalism, Like the Wuhan Virus, Will Never Die – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2020/04/15/liberalism-like-the-wuhan-virus-will-never-die-n2567004

NEWSMAX
— Trump Abandons Task Force on Reopening US, Hosts Calls Instead
https://www.newsmax.com/streettalk/trump-task-force-reopen/2020/04/15/id/963038/

ONE NEWS NOW
— POLITICS California giving illegals $500 cash – AP
https://onenewsnow.com/ap/politics/california-giving-illegals-500-cash
— Before it cleared out campuses, virus enjoyed P.C. defense – Chris Woodward
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2020/04/15/before-it-cleared-out-campuses-virus-enjoyed-pc-defense

THE HILL
— Global coronavirus cases surpass 2 million – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/492635-global-coronavirus-cases-pass-2-million
— Trump WHO cuts meet with furious blowback – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/492997-trump-who-cuts-meet-with-furious-blowback
— Democratic senators call for funding for local media in coronavirus stimulus – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/491787-democratic-senators-call-for-funding-for-local-media-in-coronavirus-stimulus
— The coronavirus is no reason to waive the rules for immigrants – MATT O’BRIEN
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/492739-the-coronavirus-is-no-reason-to-waive-the-rules-for-immigrants
— Trump threatens to adjourn both chambers of Congress – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/493044-trump-threatens-to-adjourn-both-chambers-of-congress

NBC NEWS
— Black health experts say surgeon general’s comments reflect lack of awareness of black community “The Adams statement is, at best, irresponsible and, at worst, reflective of systemic structural racism.” – Curtis Bunn (DIERSEN: What communities are/were you a member of and how aware are/were you of those communities? I am extremely aware of the Milton Township Republican Organization community (since 1999). I was extremely aware of the following communities: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois (2005-2012), Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee (2003-2011), Illinois Center Right Coalition (2003-2007), American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter (2001-2004), Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter (1983-1996), GAO Chicago office (1980-1997), IRS Chicago office (1971-1980), Park Forest Post Office (1966-1969), etc.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-health-experts-say-surgeon-general-s-comments-reflect-lack-n1183711

CNN
— Universities begin considering the possibility of canceling in-person classes until 2021 – Brian Ries and Meg Wagner
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/14/us/university-may-cancel-classes-fall-2021-trnd/index.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus destroys lungs. But doctors are finding its damage in kidneys, hearts and elsewhere. – Lenny Bernstein, Carolyn Y. Johnson, 
Sarah Kaplan and Laurie McGinley 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/coronavirus-destroys-lungs-but-doctors-are-finding-its-damage-in-kidneys-hearts-and-elsewhere/2020/04/14/7ff71ee0-7db1-11ea-a3ee-13e1ae0a3571_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Republicans to dump Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/15/republicans-who-dont-like-trump-have-no-excuses-endorse-biden/

DAILY BEAST
— Doctors Tear Down Their Neighbor’s Trump 2020 Flag Before Getting Arrested – Kate Briquelet
https://www.thedailybeast.com/video-florida-doctors-tear-down-their-neighbors-trump-2020-flag-before-getting-arrested
— Trump’s Net Worth Plummets $1 Billion Amid Coronavirus Crisis: Forbes – Emma Tucker
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-net-worth-plummets-dollar1-billion-amid-coronavirus-crisis-forbes-says

VANITY FAIR
— Trump’s Coronavirus Power Grab Is Dividing Conservatives Fox’s Bret Baier challenged Trump’s claim that he can unilaterally open the country, and Glenn Beck called it “actually” incorrect. But the rest of the Fox cheering section is steadfast—in sharp contrast to the Obama years. – CALEB ECARMA
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/donald-trump-coronavirus-power-grab-dividing-conservatives

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Crowds Gather Around the Country to Protest Social Distancing – Adam K. Raymond
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/crowds-gather-to-protest-social-distancing.html

FORBES
— $3.5 Billion Has Flowed From U.S. Taxpayers To The World Health Organization Since 2010 – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2020/04/14/35-billion-has-flowed-from-us-taxpayers-to-the-world-health-organization-since-2010/
— Abbott Labs Has Shipped 566,000 Rapid COVID-19 Tests To All 50 U.S. States – Bruce Japsen
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2020/04/14/abbott-labs-has-shipped-566000-rapid-covid-19-tests-to-all-50-us-states/#74efab353205

KIPLINGER
— 5 Ways This Recession Hits Retirees Particularly Hard – Bob Niedt
https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T037-S001-ways-recession-hits-retirees-particularly-hard/index.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Less Time to Recover From Portfolio Losses. . .Dividend Cuts. . .Lower Interest Rates. . .A Tiny Social Security COLA in 2021. . .A Tougher Time Finding Jobs)

JD SUPRA
— It is Now Easier For Federal Workers to Prove Age Bias – Kelly Drye (DIERSEN: The federal government’s “up-or-out” policy for its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran is age discrimination.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/it-is-now-easier-for-federal-workers-to-66537/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Postal Workers Say USPS Isn’t Telling Them When Colleagues Test Positive for COVID-19, Despite Promising To The CDC says people who have been exposed to COVID-19 should quarantine. Many postal workers say they have no way of knowing if that’s them. – MARYAM JAMEEL
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/04/postal-workers-say-usps-isnt-telling-them-when-colleagues-test-positive-covid-19-despite-promising/164626/
— Lawmakers and Attorneys Push to Protect Inspectors General From Political Retaliation – COURTNEY BUBLÉ (DIERSEN: All of the audits of all the federal agencies that I worked on for GAO 1980-1997 required coordination with those agency’s Inspector Generals (IG). I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I served on Executive Committee (EC) of the Association of Government Accountants for 13 years 1983-1996. Almost all the other EC members were employees of IG offices.) 
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/04/coronavirus-roundup-lawmakers-and-attorneys-push-protect-inspectors-general-political-retaliation/164630/

April 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After Chicago poll worker dies from COVID-19 and others test positive, city warns voters they might have been exposed to virus at polling places – John Keilman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-poll-worker-dies-covid-cornavirus-20200413-rz55vqpo6jfbxn7e4i6vkj6n2y-story.html
— Illinois must build a life raft as it navigates the COVID-19 fallout Each of us will feel the effects of the coronavirus quarantines differently. – JOHN TILLMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-illinois-life-raft-tillman-20200413-kzuhobo5xvhwnhveqjdshiqmni-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-trump-leadership-who-nato-20200413-cibsxjeo6jd4rcidmliyqmkk64-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cuomo says Trump is not a king, can’t force states to reopen The Democratic governor, whose state has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, was reacting to Trump’s assertion Monday that “when somebody is president of the United States, the authority is total.” – Francesca Gattu
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/14/21220551/andrew-cuomo-donald-trump-not-a-king-cant-force-states-to-reopen-stay-at-home-coronavirus-covid-19

DAILY HERALD
— Pay freezes proposed for DuPage County officials – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200413/pay-freezes-proposed-for-dupage-county-officials
— What makes a successful politician? — Lee Hamilton (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the Republican candidates for federal, Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County Board, DuPage County Forest Preserve, Milton Township, Wheaton, etc. who have been on primary and/or general election ballots in my precinct since 2000. I would focus on how they have treated those who share my demographics. I would focus on how they have treated me in my roles as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) board member 2001-2003. In addition, I should also write a book about all those who have led MTRO, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, and AAPC MC since 2000. In addition, I should also write a book about those who have lead Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200414/what-makes-a-successful-politician

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Don’t muzzle the voices of the many: Give us truly fair maps A Fair Map should mean that we have individuals in our state legislature who represent the voices of the many. Unfortunately, the current Fair Map proposal is a scheme that would muzzle those voices. – STACY DAVIS GATES (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that the more preference that maps give members of the following groups, the more “fair” that those maps are to those groups: 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.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/dont-muzzle-voices-many-give-us-truly-fair-maps

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Municipalities Remain in Limbo Without Ruling from Attorney General on FOIA
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/04/13/__trashed/

WSIL TV
— Illinois House Republicans demand unemployment system upgrades, Pritzker delivers timeline
https://wsiltv.com/2020/04/14/illinois-house-republicans-demand-unemployment-system-upgrades-pritzker-delivers-timeline/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to delay reopening as long as possible.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/doctors-point-to-4-elements-for-a-safe-reopening
— Abortion clinics: Pandemic boosts demand, heightens stress – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/abortion-clinics-pandemic-boosts-demand-heightens-stress

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump uses pandemic virus briefing to air laudatory video.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-uses-pandemic-virus-briefing-to-air-laudatory-video/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump’s Promises Largely Unfulfilled.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/month-after-emergency-declaration-trumps-promises-largely-unfulfilled

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Worknet DuPage offers support from workers impacted by COVID-19
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/04/13/worknet-dupage-offers-support-from-workers-impacted-by-covid-19/111951

PROBUBLICA ILLINOIS
— At Least 19 Children at a Chicago Shelter for Immigrant Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 A coronavirus outbreak at a Heartland Alliance facility on Chicago’s South Side may be the largest outbreak of the virus in any shelter for immigrant youth in the country. At least 19 children and two staff have tested positive. – Melissa Sanchez
https://www.propublica.org/article/at-least-19-children-at-a-chicago-shelter-for-immigrant-detainees-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Jack Franks made inappropriate communications of such a concern that he must be escorted at all times – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/jack-franks-made-inappropiate-communications-of-such-a-concern-that-he-must-be-escorted-at-all-times/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— House Republicans call for beefing up state’s unemployment system Pritzker says agency is coping with unprecedented number of jobless claims – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/house-republicans-call-for-beefing-up-states-unemployment-system

CENTER SQUARE
— Mayors ask Illinois Attorney General for more time to respond to requests for public records – Brett Rowland
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/mayors-ask-illinois-attorney-general-for-more-time-to-respond-to-requests-for-public-records/article_ea329fe4-7da4-11ea-9b92-6bf98e7076ad.html

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois pension plans were running out of cash long before the Coronavirus hit – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-pension-plans-were-running-out-of-cash-long-before-the-coronavirus-hit-wirepoints/
— Illinois’ COVID-19 crisis: Daily data update for April 13th, 2020 – Wirepoints
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-covid-19-crisis-daily-data-update-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘State decision’: Governors defy Trump with coronavirus pacts – David Sherfinski and Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who defy Trump to curry favor with Trump-haters?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/13/andrew-cuomo-gavin-newsom-democratic-governors-def/
— Trump counters coronavirus critics with campaign-style clip reel “THE MEDIA MINIMIZED THE RISK FROM THE START” – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/13/donald-trump-counters-media-coronavirus-critics-cl/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Coronavirus Could Crush American Small Businesses – Charles Fain Lehman (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to delay reopening as long as possible.)
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/the-coronavirus-could-crush-american-small-businesses/

GOPUSA
— What Price Victory — In The Coronavirus War? – Patrick J. Buchanan (DIERSEN: How close is America, Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, your employer, your bank, your etc. to filing for bankruptcy?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87502

BREITBART
— Arlington Heights Homeowner Pummels Masked Intrusion Suspect – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/13/homeowner-pummels-suspect/
— Majority of Democrats Want Bailout for Illegal Immigrant Poverty – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats want “rich” Republicans, “rich” Independents, “rich” Libertarians, and “rich” Greens to give money to illegals.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/13/poll-majority-of-democrats-want-bailout-for-illegal-immigrant-poverty/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Why The Left Can Never Forgive Nor Forget Phyllis Schlafly – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32315

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— CNN UNHINGED: Trump and ‘Conservative Media’ ‘Created’ this ‘Mess’ – Nicholas Fondacaro (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that articles linked my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread coronavirus.)
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/cnn-unhinged-trump-and-conservative-media-created-mess

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Employers Must Prepare Now as Legislature Passes Coronavirus Leave Bill (DIERSEN: This legislation will bankrupt most employers.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/employers-must-prepare-now-legislature-passes-coronavirus-leave-bill

EPOCH TIMES
— Democrats Would Rather Blame Trump Than China for the Pandemic – Roger L. Simon (DIERSEN: Who decides who should problems be blamed on in the following: your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois? I should write a book about those who determine who should problems be blamed on in my neighborhood, my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. Those who assign blame have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those blame assignors 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.theepochtimes.com/democrats-would-rather-blame-trump-than-china-for-the-pandemic_3309825.html
— Province in China Prepares Thousands of Hospital Beds Amid New Wave of Infections – EVA FU
https://www.theepochtimes.com/province-in-china-prepares-thousands-of-hospital-beds-amid-new-wave-of-infections_3308312.html

THE HILL
— Illinois Democrats call on HHS to address racial health disparities – J. EDWARD MORENO (DIERSEN: What about other health disparities including gender, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, liberal/moderate/conservative, political affiliation, national origin, religion, income, net worth, veteran status, rural/suburban/urban, homeowner/renter, parents’ health, length of time ancestors have been in America, BMI, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/492618-illinois-democrats-call-on-hhs-to-address-racial-health-disparities

POLITICO
— Economic meltdown gives Democrats new hope in Texas A double whammy of the coronavirus shutdown and oil industry woes have Republicans in the state reeling. – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and RENUKA RAYASAM (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to delay reopening as long as possible.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/13/economic-meltdown-democrats-hope-texas-184613
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Democrats will stop serological testing immediately if shows that members of protected groups (Trump-haters, illegals, non-citizens, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, moderates, liberals, minorities, females, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, non-veterans, non-gun owners, stoners, drinkers, gamblers, those who have criminal records, those who have less money than others, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.) are more susceptible.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/13/the-next-coronavirus-testing-debacle-184655
— Trump’s grand reopening council triggers a slew of new questions The president is establishing numerous committees to solicit feedback from businesses as he pushes to reopen the U.S. economy in the coming weeks. – NANCY COOK (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to delay reopening as long as possible.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/13/trump-coronavirus-reopening-council-184927

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Voters reject Trump’s pick in chaotic Wisconsin court race – SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND (DIERSEN: To want extent do the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot in your precinct want Trump’s endorsement?)
https://cbs4local.com/news/nation-world/voters-reject-trumps-pick-in-chaotic-wisconsin-court-race
— Health or wealth? Nations pressured to loosen virus rules (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to delay reopening as long as possible.)
https://fox17.com/news/nation-world/health-or-wealth-nations-pressured-to-loosen-virus-rules

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to turn Asian-Americans against Trump.
https://news.yahoo.com/biden-criticizes-trump-statement-against-224705264.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— New York, California and Other States Plan for Reopening as Coronavirus Crisis Eases – Reuters (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to delay reopening as long as possible.)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/13/us/13reuters-health-coronavirus-usa.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against individuals, against organizations, against companies, against governments, and against 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.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/opinion/protest-social-distancing-covid.html
— How the Virus Transformed the Way Americans Spend Their Money – Lauren Leatherby and David Gelles
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/11/business/economy/coronavirus-us-economy-spending.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The Global Coronavirus Crisis Is Poised to Get Much, Much Worse.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/opinion/coronavirus-cases.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Republicans Don’t Want to Save Jobs.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/opinion/jobs-republicans-covid.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: “Progressives” want Biden to promise to use the federal government to get rid of all 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.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/us/politics/aoc-progressives-joe-biden.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: When Democrats take control of a state, county, township, or municipality, they destroy that state, county, township, or municipality. Just look at Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago. How soon will Democrats succeed in taking over and destroying DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton? What do you say to “Republican” politicians in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who hint/imply/argue/shout to get elected or reelected that they 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.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/us/virginia-democrats-new-laws.html

WASHINGTON POST
— More than 2,100 U.S. cities brace for budget shortfalls due to coronavirus, new survey finds, with many planning cuts and layoffs Report comes as White House and states continue to battle over how to address economic fallout – Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/14/cities-budget-cuts-coronavirus/
— The covid-19 pandemic has revealed another area of critical government underinvestment (government information technology) – Catherine Rampell 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-covid-19-pandemic-has-revealed-another-area-of-critical-government-underinvestment/2020/04/13/9757d534-7dc5-11ea-9040-68981f488eed_story.html
— Federal workers should get more coronavirus benefits, leading House Democrats say – Eric Yoder (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, federal employees and federal retirees are Democrats.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-workers-should-get-more-coronavirus-benefits-leading-house-democrats-say/2020/04/13/190c6908-7dcd-11ea-a3ee-13e1ae0a3571_story.html
— Liberal groups launch ad campaign to counter Trump, GOP effort to woo black voters – Vanessa Williams
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/13/liberal-groups-launch-ad-campaign-combat-trump-gop-effort-woo-black-male-voters/
— A disaster brewed for years in the Postal Service. The coronavirus has engulfed it in crisis. – Charles Lane 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-disaster-brewed-for-years-in-the-postal-service-the-coronavirus-has-engulfed-it-in-crisis/2020/04/13/57ded354-7db0-11ea-9040-68981f488eed_story.html

USA TODAY
— Fake news about the coronavirus is hazardous to your health. Don’t fall for it – Dr. Thomas Ken Lew (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who do not want me to include links to their articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/13/coronavirus-fake-news-health-hazard-column/5132921002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Coronavirus Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow From airlines to car makers, companies are planning to gear up again. The new normal will look anything but. – Erich Schwartzel, Alison Sider and Heather Haddon (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to delay reopening as long as possible.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-economic-reopening-will-be-fragile-partial-and-slow-11586800447
— Mexican Workers Hit by U.S. Lockdowns Struggle to Send Money Home Economic impact of coronavirus squeezes financial lifelines to families in Mexico – Alejandro Lazo and Robbie Whelan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexican-workers-hit-by-u-s-lockdowns-struggle-to-send-money-home-11586856600
— Reopening the Economy, at Last Governors and Trump can share credit if they do this the right way. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/reopening-the-economy-at-last-11586819390
— The Young Will Reopen America – Bill Cassidy (DIERSEN: Of course, coronavirus will be used to promote age discrimination. Will the federal government officially announce that will terminate its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not 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.wsj.com/articles/the-young-will-reopen-america-11586818429
— The Cure for News Burnout Hate polarization? Watch the network newscasts, not cable. – Stephen G. Smith (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want everyone to read only what they put out or bless.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cure-for-news-burnout-11586818368
— Amid Coronavirus, Republicans Embrace Big-Government Solutions Party orthodoxy has changed since 2008-09 rescue, and is changing again in current economic crisis – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amid-coronavirus-republicans-embrace-big-government-solutions-11586785874

BLOOMBERG
— IMF Says Great Lockdown Recession Likely Worst Since Depression – Eric Martin
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-14/imf-says-great-lockdown-recession-likely-worst-since-depression

FORBES
— Apparently, We Are All China Now – Kenneth Rapoza (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary should be censored 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.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/04/13/apparently-we-are-all-china-now/#1c76bfd47e05
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One could say that the social media giants, including Facebook and Google, which owns YouTube, are just picking on right wingers. Not so fast! Twitter deleted a post by Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, for recommending a natural remedy to fight the coronavirus a few days earlier. This type of censorship is unheard of in the U.S., though it is becoming more common thanks to those companies. Instead of government’s ordering the take down of something deemed misinformative or hateful, just three multinational companies are taking it upon themselves to remove content, acting in a manner not all that different from what the Communist Party of China (CCP) does to its locals. Going against the official narrative in China? You’re in trouble. China censorship is impacting the U.S. in other ways, not just from Twitter copy-catting the CCP’s editorial judgement. According to a report today by CNN, Beijing has ordered scientific labs and universities to pull down research articles about the new SARS virus from their websites. Beijing is censoring information following the U.S. government saying China has not been forthcoming with all of its insights on the origin, or the lethality of the bat-borne virus.)

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Republicans are now trying to kill the post office and mail-in voting.” In your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county, how many registered Republican voters did not vote in the March 17, 2020 Republican primary? Why didn’t they vote?
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/04/11/if-the-postal-service-dies-so-does-democracy/

NEWSWEEK
— CALIFORNIA MAYOR TO HAND OVER DUTIES AFTER COMPARING TRUMP VOTERS TO KKK ‘OUT OF FRUSTRATION’ OVER CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE – EWAN PALMER 
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-auburn-mayor-trump-kkk-california-1497694

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Goes Full Authoritarian In Push to Reopen the U.S. ASAP.” To defeat Trump, Trump-haters want to delay reopening as long as possible.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/trump-coronavirus-total-authority-reopen-economy

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— APRIL 19, 2018 FLASHBACK: 214 (45%) of DuPage County’s 471 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen attended the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) outstanding biannual county convention Wednesday evening, April 18, 2018, at the Jack Knuepfer Administration Building in Wheaton, and unanimously reelected Brian Krajewski as DCRCC Chairman and unanimously elected Paul Hinds as DCRCC Secretary. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/april-19-morning-edition-2/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Program participants included Atkinson, Cronin, Cuzzone, Diersen, Durante, Elliott, Fitzpatrick, Grogan, Hakim, Hayden, Henry, Holder, Holz, Jackson, Kachiroubas, Keller, LeVan, Lollino, Mackay, Mendrick, McGowen, Minor, Morretti, Morrisey, Musson, Prater, Reboletti, Santucci, Schultz, Swatkowski, Throwbridge, Valle, Veenstra, Wehling, Wilkins, Wilson, and Yetski. Attendees include Anderson, Bohn, Bucholz, Carlson, Carlyle, Caruso, Crane, Dabrowski, Dangelo, Dillard, Eckhoff, Falbo, Furstenau, Given, Hart, Higgins, Hogan, Holan, Hundhausen, Khouri, Kmiecik, Larsen, Lewis, Lowe, Marchese, Monino, A. Murphy, Nathawani, Puchalski, Romano, Ryan, Sender, Shaw, Slinger, Tully, Vician, Yurgaitis, Zannis, Zay, Zegel, and Zito. Winfield Township had the best turnout of elected committeemen with 17 of 26 (65%), then Naperville Township with 15 of 27 (56%), then Milton Township with 41 of 76 (54%), then Downers Grove Township with 47 of 100 (47%), then Addison Township with 21 of 45 (47%), then Bloomingdale Township with 24 of 56 (43%), then Lisle Township with 15 of 37 (41%), then Wayne Township with 15 of 42 (36), and then York Township with 19 of 62 (31%).)

— APRIL 13, 2016 FLASHBACK: 241 (45%) of DuPage County’s 539 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen attended the DuPage County Republican Central Committee’s (DCRCC) biannual county convention Wednesday evening, April 13, 2016, at the Jack Knuepfer Administration Building in Wheaton, and unanimously elected Brian Krajewski as DCRCC Chairman and Chris Kachiroubas as DCRCC Secretary – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/april-18-evening-edition-2/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Attendees include Abbate, Anderson, Atkinson, Berlin, Blass, Boltz, Bond, Brennan, Bucholz, Canzolino, Carlson, Carlyle, Caruso, Crane, Cronin, Dabrowski, Dangelo, DiCianni, Dillard, Durante, Eckhoff, Elliott, Fawell, Fichtner, Fisher, Given, Grasso, Grant, Grimsby, Grogan, Healy, Henry, Hinds, Hois, Holan, Hundhausen, Keller, Khouri, Kmiecik, Kovacevic, Krzyzewski, Kubinski, Larsen, LeVan, Lewis, Lofgren, Loftus, Lowe, Malm, Marchese, Martinez, McGowen, McNeily, Mendrick, Minor, Muehlfelt, Murphy, Nathawani, Noonan, Olsen, Painter, Pollastrini, Puchalski, Redick, Reboletti, Ryan, Santucci, Schultz, Shaw, Slinger, Stern, Straub, Tornatore, Tornga, Valle, Veenstra, Wehling, Whelan, Wiley, Winger, Wozniak, Wurster, Yurgaitis, and Zay. Addison township had the best turnout of elected committeeman – 40 of 54 (74%), then Downers Grove with 53 of 105 (51%), then Lisle with 19 of 39 (49%), then Milton with 40 of 89 (45%), then Wayne with 21 of 49 (43%), then Naperville with 11 of 26 (43%), then York with 27 of 79 (34%), then Bloomingdale with 23 of 70 (33%), and then Winfield with 7 of 28 (25%).)

— APRIL 17, 2014 FLASHBACK: 284 (55%) of 517 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen attend; Ruscitti and Fawell reelected to lead the DuPage County Republican Party; Attendees include Bellock, Biggert, Breen, Bucholz, Cantore, Carlin, Cerne, Connelly, Cronin, Dillard, Fichtner, Grasso, Grant, Grogan, Hamilton, Healy, Henry, Hinds, Holan, Hultgren, Ives, Kachiroubas, King, Kleeman, Krajewski, Larsen, Lewis, Murphy, Noonan, Painter, Schillerstrom, Tornatore, Whelan, Wiley, Winger, Wozniak, Zannis, and Zaruba. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/april-18-evening-edition-2/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 284 (55%) of DuPage County’s 517 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen attended the DuPage County Republican Central Committee’s (DCRCC) biannual county convention Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014, at the Jack Knuepfer Administration Building in Wheaton, and unanimously reelected Darlene Ruscitti as DCRCC Chairman and Jeff Fawell as DCRCC Secretary. 
– 59 of the 104 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen in Downers Grove Township attended including Bellock, Biggert, Dillard, Grogan, Krajewski, Olsen, and Painter
– 48 of the 90 in Milton Township attended including Bucholz, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Crane, Falbo, Fawell, Galvin, Grasso, Grant, Heidorn, Hinkle, Ives, Jacobsen, Keller, Krzyzewski, Larsen, Levan, Lofgren, McGowen, Molitor, Muehlfelt, Ryan, Shaw, Smith, Wagner, Wehling, and Zaruba
– 40 of the 64 in Bloomingdale Township attended including Dabrowski, Hundhausen, Levato, Ruscitti, and Tornatore
– 33 of the 55 in Addison Township attended including Durante, Kachiroubas, Moretti, Veenstra, and Winger
– 30 of the 67 in York Township attended including Breen, Cantore, Cronin, Fichtner, Hinds, Kordik, Ledonne, Stern, and Valle
– 25 of the 45 in Lisle Township attended including Carlin, Connelly, Loftus, Martinez, and Wozniak
– 23 of the 40 in Wayne Township attended including Marchese, Murphy, Pollastrini, Ramey, and Wiley
– 14 of the 34 in Naperville Township attended including Carlyle, Dixon, Fee, Furstenau, Healy, Schillerstrom, Vician, and Yurgaitis
– 12 of the 18 in Winfield Township attended including Brown, Hultgren, Johnson, Tornga, and Zegel
Attendees also included Anderson, Bond, Cattoni, Cerne, Colgan, Dorgan, Dusza, Filipello, Hamilton, Henry, Holan, Jatczak, Kain, King, Kmiecik, Lewis, Morrissey, Noonan, Puchalski, Salerno, Schroeder, Trowbridge, Whelan, Wilkins, and Zannis.)

April 12 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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